• Week 6 – 2009

    Posted by on May 18th, 2009 · Comments (8)

    What stands out the most in my mind, this past week, is that, if not for having to face Doc Halladay in one game, this could have been a perfect week for the Yankees. Still, while 6-0 would have been sweet, there’s nothing to apologize about when you go 5-1, right?

    Yet, it was a “close” week for the Yankees – three one-run victories and three walk-off wins within those five victories. One could make a case that the Yankees were lucky not to go 3-3 this week. It will be interesting to see how the next two weeks go for New York – and where their record is on June 1st.

    It would be nice to have a bit of a cushion in their record by then – as, to start June, the Yanks have to play Texas, Tampa Bay, Boston and the Mets. And, that’s going to be a tough road. Therefore, it would make sense to try and pile on some more wins over the next two weeks.

    Comments on Week 6 – 2009

    1. MJ
      May 18th, 2009 | 11:24 am

      One could make a case that the Yankees were lucky not to go 3-3 this week.
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      But why would one even want to make that case? It wouldn’t be relevant. What are you aiming for here? Other than stating the obvious — one run victories could’ve obviously gone the other way — are you trying to infer something?

    2. May 18th, 2009 | 11:28 am

      MJ wrote:

      are you trying to infer something?

      That, for the Yankees, the difference between extreme bliss, and a week of being medicore, was a very fine line this week.

    3. Raf
      May 18th, 2009 | 11:51 am

      One could make a case that the Yankees were lucky not to go 3-3 this week.

      Maybe, maybe not. It’ll be interesting how some will interpret this “luck.” Is it an instance of the team being lucky? An instance of a team “fighting back” and “showing heart” after being down? Did the Yanks win or did the Twins lose?

      So on and so forth. Funny thing is that the Yanks can do the same thing in the postseason (where this “luck” would go the other way), and there would be gnashing of teeth and rendering of garments.

    4. MJ
      May 18th, 2009 | 12:00 pm

      That, for the Yankees, the difference between extreme bliss, and a week of being medicore, was a very fine line this week.
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      Again, irrelevant. Isn’t there some adage in baseball that good teams win close games? Or do you think that anything less than a steady stream of 8-2 victories (for example) represents mediocrity.

    5. Raf
      May 18th, 2009 | 12:06 pm

      Did anyone see Maddon forget to put a DH in the lineup in yesterday’s game?

    6. May 18th, 2009 | 12:07 pm

      MJ wrote:

      Isn’t there some adage in baseball that good teams win close games?

      Depends on who you beat. Beating the 1998 Yankees by one run and beating the 1962 Mets by one run are not the same thing.

    7. Corey
      May 18th, 2009 | 12:30 pm

      Raf wrote:

      anyone see Maddon forget to put a DH in the lineup in yesterday’s game?

      from what i gather, Maddon circled Longoria’s 5 (3B) to indicate he was the dh and apparantly got called out on the syntax of the card. sucks cause everyone probably figured what he had meant, but cause its not the official way to show DH he got called out on it….i wonder how many times he’s done that without getting called on it

    8. MJ
      May 18th, 2009 | 12:33 pm

      @ Raf:
      Yeah! Andy Sonnanstine batting 3rd!

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