• April 27th @ The Tigers

    Posted by on April 27th, 2009 · Comments (7)

    Via Phil Allard earlier today:

    It’s on to Detroit and the 2009 debut of Phil Hughes on Tuesday. Sure, call me a pessimist, but is there anyone who would be surprised to see Verlander shut down this tired, non-athletic, old team on Monday, especially after the Fenway butt-kicking? Zero runs in 7 innings sounds about right for Verlander. And with Damon’s shoulder barking, the bench just got worse. I’ll have the codeine on hand if Giradi and Cashman put Berroa at 3rd again.

    Going forward, the Yanks have to sparse out the pen and add some bench depth. The idea of Berroa or Gardner as pinch hitters surely has the rest of the league laughing hysterically. Where is Juan Miranda? Where is Oscar Gamble?

    In the end, Verlander went seven today against the Yanks – allowing 7 hits, no walks, zero runs and punching out seven. Hey, Phil, nice call on this one!

    O.K., on the glass is half-full-front, the Yankees didn’t have to use their bullpen today and the game was over in 139 minutes.

    I can just hear General Maximus Decimus Meridius now: At least give me a clean death… a soldier’s death….

    Well, 139 minutes and having to burn just one pitcher is pretty quick and clean, right?

    But, as Bob Marley sang: Don’t worry ’bout a ding, ’cause every lil’ dings gonna be all right…

    Prince Philip returns tomorrow for the reboot of his coronation as the Yankees savior. And, it’s what the people want to see. Should be fun. It’s something to look forward to…and something to take the focus off another loss, today, in this game.

    Comments on April 27th @ The Tigers

    1. ken
      April 27th, 2009 | 10:58 pm

      Not that I’d expect John Sterling to ever change his act, but I got real annoyed listening to him talk about what a great game CC pitched when at the time the score was 4-0. What great game? You don’t get to forget one bad inning.

    2. clintfsu813
      April 27th, 2009 | 11:05 pm

      Makes this easier to take when Boston comes back in their game to win huh?

    3. April 27th, 2009 | 11:37 pm

      Yanks get to play Boston again in a week. Goodie, huh?

    4. clintfsu813
      April 28th, 2009 | 6:20 am

      Bring em on, lol. By my count CC and Tex owe the team 12 million bucks so far.

    5. MJ
      April 28th, 2009 | 10:14 am

      when Boston comes back in their game to win huh?
      Cleveland’s been laying down to Boston for 10 years now, why should last night be any different. The Indians are a friggin’ joke.

    6. YankCrank
      April 28th, 2009 | 10:17 am

      I give lots of props to Johnny Damon right now. Looks like the guy hurts even when he blinks and he’s running himself out there. Love him or hate him, but you can never deny he does what he needs to for the team.

    7. clintfsu813
      April 28th, 2009 | 10:23 am

      Unfortunately The Indians are a joke that will go down in history for beating us Opening Day and the 14 run inning thing. It’d have been nice for them to hold a lead last night.

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