• July 3rd vs. The Blue Jays

    Posted by on July 3rd, 2009 · Comments (8)

    A.J. Burnett gets the game ball for this one. On a beautiful day at Yankee Stadium, Burnett’s effort was just as pleasing to the eye – if you’re a Yankees fan, of course.

    You know, the Yankees have now won 8 of their last 9 games. But, on the whole, I still feel like their offense is not clicking on all cylinders. Over the last 6 games, it feels like they’ve been somewhat pedestrian with the lumber and often scoring on breaks/errors/bad plays and not scoring enough when big innings seem to be developing. Again, this is just a “feel” thing – so, it could just be me?

    For what it’s worth, in terms of facts, New York has now scored 75 runs in their last 16 games – and that’s an average of 4.7 runs per game. And, coming into this game, the American League average for runs scored per game was 4.79 (R/G).

    O.K., I just checked – and the Yankees are scoring 4.8 runs per game in their last six games – again, right about league average.

    In the end, I guess we should say “Thank goodness for the Yankees good pitching lately,” right?

    Comments on July 3rd vs. The Blue Jays

    1. YankCrank
      July 3rd, 2009 | 4:38 pm

      Yes, thank goodness for the Yankee pitching. That inning when we had bases loaded and nobody out was extremely frustrating as well. It was nice to score two runs, but doing it with no hits and not even hitting the ball out of the infield was quite a stroke of luck.

      I’ll be there tomorrow, and with how our offense has been i’m afraid Halladay may go through our offense with about 77 pitches through 9…i certainly hope not.

    2. Pat F
      July 3rd, 2009 | 4:58 pm

      could not be more spot on here. outside of a few games, our pitching has been bailing us out for two weeks.

      that feeling (which i think is more than that), is a feeling i share as well. it seems like we’ve never really been blowing it open of late. we’ll have a 2 run inning on sacs and defensive mistakes and a hit but we rarely seem to take the bases loaded or first and second no out situation and just hang a 5 spot. would be nice to get back to that.

      how about that yankee pen? this is the benefit of having a lot of young power arms in the organization. with the volatility of relievers from year to year, if you have enough of these, you can usually find a group to produce. robertson, aceves, hughes, bruney, and coke are really putting it together right now in front of mo, and only 2 of them were on the opening day roster. hopefully they all continue to do the job they’ve been doing.

    3. Evan3457
      July 3rd, 2009 | 11:55 pm

      In the end, I guess we should say “Thank goodness for the Yankees good pitching lately,” right?

      Not possible. Cashman couldn’t find a good pitcher with a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electon microscope

      Or so it is said…

    4. butchie22
      July 4th, 2009 | 8:18 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      In the end, I guess we should say “Thank goodness for the Yankees good pitching lately,” right?
      Not possible. Cashman couldn’t find a good pitcher with a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electon microscope
      Or so it is said…

      The season ain’t over yet is it? I still want to see this pitching beat the Red Sox in a game yet! So far, so good but is this the real AJ ? Or will he be up and down. His past perfoprmance suggests that . And does anyone really trust this pen 100% except for Mo?

      Point well taken about lucky breaks . Even though Tallet had that wild inning(he pitched decently otherwise), they only got 2 runs out of that. It was nice that they scored 2 runs but that seemed like it could be a breakwide open inning. Then again, from what I’ve read this is Tallet’s MO. He pitches well and might lose control for an inning or two.In essence, the Yanks at the very least took advantage of that and hit two homers at the Band Box at the Bronx.

    5. July 4th, 2009 | 8:56 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Not possible. Cashman couldn’t find a good pitcher with a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electon microscope
      Or so it is said…

      …a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electron microscope…I dunno?

      But, give him two checks for $82.5 million and $161 million and, yes, even Brian Cashman could use those to secure two soild starting pitchers who can provide innings and then make the rest of the staff look better. ;-)

    6. butchie22
      July 4th, 2009 | 12:19 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      Not possible. Cashman couldn’t find a good pitcher with a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electon microscope
      Or so it is said…
      …a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electron microscope…I dunno?
      But, give him two checks for $82.5 million and $161 million and, yes, even Brian Cashman could use those to secure two soild starting pitchers who can provide innings and then make the rest of the staff look better.

      You know I agree with this one ,mate. quite frankly, Charlie McCarthy could be Yankee Gm under the current scenario, put out the checkbook AND Burnout Charlie Cheeseburger and the Teixster are on board. It goes back to the relative lack of success that Cash Man has had in choosing and grooming pitchers. Even still, I still have no guarantee that the pitching will hold up during the regular season yet, there’s still quite a few more games to play. And the playoffs? If the Yankees make it: CC is not that great in the playoffs, AJ has never pitched in the playoffs, Wanger has been awful to mediocre and Andy is really the only given(God bless him).

    7. Evan3457
      July 4th, 2009 | 1:06 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Not possible. Cashman couldn’t find a good pitcher with a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electon microscope
      Or so it is said…

      …a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electron microscope…I dunno?

      But, give him two checks for $82.5 million and $161 million and, yes, even Brian Cashman could use those to secure two soild starting pitchers who can provide innings and then make the rest of the staff look better.

      But the complaint in the past was wasting money on the wrong guys, you know, Igawa, Pavano, Brown, Wright. At least, he spent money on the right guys, this time.

      So far.

      And what about the bullpen? How much money are Aceves, Bruney, Coke, Hughes, and Robertson making?

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      Again, the answer will be seen in the fullness of time.

    8. Evan3457
      July 4th, 2009 | 1:08 pm

      butchie22 wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:

      In the end, I guess we should say “Thank goodness for the Yankees good pitching lately,” right?
      Not possible. Cashman couldn’t find a good pitcher with a Geiger Counter, a metal detector, and an electon microscope
      Or so it is said…

      The season ain’t over yet is it? I still want to see this pitching beat the Red Sox in a game yet! So far, so good but is this the real AJ ? Or will he be up and down. His past perfoprmance suggests that . And does anyone really trust this pen 100% except for Mo?

      Point well taken about lucky breaks . Even though Tallet had that wild inning(he pitched decently otherwise), they only got 2 runs out of that. It was nice that they scored 2 runs but that seemed like it could be a breakwide open inning. Then again, from what I’ve read this is Tallet’s MO. He pitches well and might lose control for an inning or two.In essence, the Yanks at the very least took advantage of that and hit two homers at the Band Box at the Bronx.

      No, the season isn’t over yet.

      But it wasn’t over when they were 15-17, and it wasn’t over when they lost 9 of 13, either. They have a tough week on the road next week, just before the Break. If they can take 2 of 3 here at home, and go at least 3-3 next week, they’ll get to the break at 14 over, 50-36, and that’s not too bad.

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