• May 12th @ The Blue Jays

    Posted by on May 12th, 2009 · Comments (6)

    Since I’ve been a Yankees fan, I seen many a starting pitcher own New York when he has faced them. Jim Palmer and Chuck Finley come to mind – as well as Frank Tanana (when he threw hard), Larry Gura, and Mike Caldwell. Also, Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens, when they were in their absolute prime, threw several great games against the Yankees. David Wells always got up to face New York. And, somehow, even a guy like Geoff Zahn covered the Yanks like a wet blanket on several occasions. Lastly, of course, way back in the day, Nolan Ryan would knock the bats out of Steinbrenner’s boy’s hands – as he did to most teams. (Come to think of it, at times, Bert Blyleven, Luis Tiant, Mark Langston and Teddy Higuera – at their peak – were tough on New York too.)

    But, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pitcher consistently stuff it down the Yankees throats the way that Roy Halladay does…and the way he did today. Man, I just hate facing this guy.

    Now, with Jeter, Matsui and Swisher hurting – and both Nady and Posada out – is every pitcher, at least for a while, who faces New York going to look like Doc Halladay? Geez, I hope not…but, it could happen…

    Comments on May 12th @ The Blue Jays

    1. ken
      May 12th, 2009 | 10:54 pm

      The AL East is too good a division to try and climb out of a hole. It is getting late early. Give a pass tonight for Halladay but now put a run of W’s together or it will be a long, ugly summer.

    2. MJ
      May 12th, 2009 | 11:17 pm

      This entire team is injured. It’s really amazing (in a bad way) how the injury bug is spreading like the friggin’ swine flu on this team.

      The more I see this team, the more depressed I get.

    3. ken
      May 12th, 2009 | 11:23 pm

      MJ: injuries aside, they stink. The guys who are healthy should at least be keeping us from long losing streaks and 5+ games out of first in early May. Starting pitching has been extremely disappointing so far. That’s the key.

    4. JeremyM
      May 13th, 2009 | 12:18 am

      “It’s still early” sentiments aside, what a disappointment Teixeira has been. I know he’s hurt, but man.

    5. butchie22
      May 13th, 2009 | 8:56 am

      ken wrote:

      MJ: injuries aside, they stink. The guys who are healthy should at least be keeping us from long losing streaks and 5+ games out of first in early May. Starting pitching has been extremely disappointing so far. That’s the key.

      Ken, I agree. The Blue Jays have a makeshift pitching staff(they have 5 starters out) and their reliever is on the DL and they are doing well. Yeah, Doc Halladay makes any team look bad so that game was a writeoff. The thing with this year’s Yankees is that the pitching staff should be the saving grace in spite of defensive, offensive or injury issues.And honestly it hasn’t been yet. That will probably change soon BUT the AL East is that much better this year so let’s hope that things will get better like…right now!. In addition, the Yanks have problems with pitchers they’ve never seen before so these two games are not automatically in the win column either……

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