• June 30th vs. The Mariners

    Posted by on June 30th, 2009 · Comments (10)

    You know, you can look at this game and say that the Yankees batters did a poor job through the first five innings with runners on base, Joba Chamberlain hit his pitch limit too early, and Brian Bruney was Scott Proctor-like, once again.

    But, at the end of the day, if you were at Yankee Stadium today, and sat through a 58 minute rain delay at the start of the game, and then saw all nine innings of this one, you’d be walking away from this event with a pretty big smile on your face – thanks to the win here. So, I’m going to leave it at that – it’s a good game for the Yankees…thanks to that “W” you can hang on this puppy.

    All told, the Yanks went 15-11 in the month of June – after going 17-11 in May and 12-10 in April. Again, things could be a lot worse. It will be interesting to see how July, August and September unfolds for this Yankees team.

    Comments on June 30th vs. The Mariners

    1. clintfsu813
      July 1st, 2009 | 12:08 am

      What has 2 thumbs and just watched Bahston and Papeldong blow a 10-1 lead? This guy!!

    2. MJ
      July 1st, 2009 | 12:13 am

      clintfsu813 wrote:

      What has 2 thumbs and just watched Bahston and Papeldong blow a 10-1 lead? This guy!!

      LOL! AWESOME!

    3. MJ
      July 1st, 2009 | 12:15 am

      Tonight’s game was frustrating at times but at least the team prevailed.

      I don’t care for how they’re using Hughes in the bullpen. The kid is a starter, don’t use him as a short man. Let him come back out for the 8th instead and if he gets in trouble, then you can bail him out with Bruney/Rivera. He’s too lights out right now to only dispense in 3-out increments.

    4. JeremyM
      July 1st, 2009 | 8:03 am

      But Bruney is “the 8th inning guy!!!!!”

      Never you mind that he has been dreadful since his return…..

    5. July 1st, 2009 | 8:06 am

      @ MJ:

      completely agree. there is no reason why Phil Hughes couldnt start the 8th inning, or why Brian Bruney absolutely had to be brought in, either.

    6. bfriley76
      July 1st, 2009 | 8:44 am

      Bruney’s collapse aside, anyone else as impressed with Alex’s HR as I was? The location of that pitch had me thinking pop-up as soon as he swung the bat, but he really kept his hands in and muscled it out. Hopefully this is the start of a nice summer for A-Rod.

    7. Jake1
      July 1st, 2009 | 8:56 am

      You all have seen Girardi manage for 2 yrs now. What makes you think he’d ever do something smart like letting a guy who threw 9 pitches and dominated go another inning or at least til he got into trouble?

    8. YankCrank
      July 1st, 2009 | 8:58 am

      What has 2 thumbs and just watched Bahston and Papeldong blow a 10-1 lead? This guy!!
      —-

      Holy crap, I went to bed after Mo got the save and didn’t even know the Sox blew it. Today just got so much better!!

      Last night was extremely infuriating, especially Swisher’s bases loaded at bat, but we did prevail. Let’s beat ‘em up tonight.

    9. G.I. Joey
      July 1st, 2009 | 10:28 am

      Swisher’s bases loaded at bat sucked, but he redeemed himself when he laid down that sick bunt where he reached and moved Gardner over to third, which became the go-ahead run.

    10. July 1st, 2009 | 10:43 am

      FWIW, I have been very impressed with Swisher’s ability to SAC bunt this season. Granted, I want to kill him when he does it early in a game, when batting behind Jeter. But, I’ve seen him do it more than once, late in a game, in a key spot, and do it well.

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