• Opening Night 2010

    Posted by on April 4th, 2010 · Comments (15)

    You’ve got a 5-2 lead and you’re 12 outs away from a win…but, you blow it and allow Boston to tie the score in the 6th inning.

    Then, just like that, you’ve got a 7-5 lead and you’re just 9 outs away from a win…but, you blow that too and allow Boston to take a one-run lead in the 7th inning.

    And, in the end, what you’ve got is a 3 hour and 46 minute 9-inning baseball game, against one of your long-rivals and big-time competitors this year, to start this season…ending up as a big, odoriferous, ugly, “L” in the standings.

    Sure, it’s only one out of one-sixty-two. And, there’s a whole six months of baseball to be played. Yet, even with that, this one is just about as displeasing a way to open the 2010 season as the Yankees could have possibly managed to spew out there…

    In a word: Yuck.

    Comments on Opening Night 2010

    1. Tresh Fan
      April 5th, 2010 | 12:05 am

      To me it looked like Sabbathia ran out of gas in the 5th Inning, at least he was laboring…wound up throwing over 100 pitches (only about half for strikes) in less than 6 innings. Didn’t we start out this way last year? And the bull pen! AAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

    2. Corey Italiano
      April 5th, 2010 | 12:12 am

      @ Tresh Fan:
      He looked visibly upset after Swisher horribly misplayed that ball. That was atrocious.

    3. JeremyM
      April 5th, 2010 | 12:13 am

      I get the Chan Ho Park signing even less now. Horrible signing.

    4. April 5th, 2010 | 12:13 am

      Tresh Fan wrote:

      Didn’t we start out this way last year?

      Yup. See: http://waswatching.com/2009/04/06/april-6th-the-orioles/

    5. Corey Italiano
      April 5th, 2010 | 12:14 am

      Also, how do we get shut down by Scott Shoenwise? Seriously.

    6. Corey Italiano
      April 5th, 2010 | 12:16 am

      Thirdly, how much worse can Montero really be behind the plate than Jorge?

    7. April 5th, 2010 | 12:17 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      …after Swisher horribly misplayed that ball. That was atrocious.

      Let’s not forget that GIDP by Swisher to end the 7th inning too, killing a rally.

    8. MJ Recanati
      April 5th, 2010 | 4:55 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      Thirdly, how much worse can Montero really be behind the plate than Jorge?

      I swear, I literally thought the exact same thing.

    9. MJ Recanati
      April 5th, 2010 | 4:58 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Thirdly, how much worse can Montero really be behind the plate than Jorge?

      I swear, I literally thought the exact same thing.

      And then I remembered Mike Piazza and V-Mart behind the plate. There’s no telling if Montero would’ve had the footwork to come out of his crouch to grab that high pitch either. Posada is clearly a disaster behind the plate but we all know that he was better than Piazza so I think there’s your answer.

    10. butchie22
      April 5th, 2010 | 7:17 am

      The luster of the legend of PassedBallsada continues.Georgie can’t get a break,can he? It’s all part of the package. With his questionable defense behind the plate comes a potent bat. Montero? He’s a DH in the making,mates….then again so is Georgie!;)

      Swisher misplayed that ball BUT CC didn’t do the team any favors. To be brutally honest, I respect him for taking on the chin after the game. The game was in CC’s hands and regardless of all the variables involved CC brought it back to his own imperfect performance.

      What is it with Youk the Kook AKA the Evil Lumberjack and Wolf Boy Pedroia?Can they take a vacation when they play the Yankees for once or what? I respect their skills BUT why do these two misfits always put their best foot forward when they see Yankee pinstripes?

      Yeah, this happened last year to the Yankees BUT Damonic, Gojira and the 5th outfielder par excellence, Melky Who Like Womens were all on the team.Who knows how things will work out with Grandy the Media Savvy, The Runt Gardner and Nick “Mr Injury Prone ” Johnson. Haven’t voiced this opinion too adamently BUT methinks that this new team formulation changed the team chemistry/clutch factor/winningness this year….and not in a good way.

      One thing about the Boston team,though. JP Retardi former GM of the Blue Jays stated that the Blue Jays had the top defensive and pitching metrics/stats in 2007 and they only came in second place winning 87 games. In the long term, Theo ” The GM Who IS Smarter Than Einstein” made a big mistake IMO. In the AL East to win, you have to pound the ball. And at times, Boston will have that ability especially at that Green tinted Band Box called Fenway BUT there will be issues. And Lackey? Isn’t his ERA soemthing over 6 at Fenway?

    11. Corey Italiano
      April 5th, 2010 | 8:21 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Would you appose a Mike Piazza-esque player behind the plate on our team? I wouldn’t.

    12. Corey Italiano
      April 5th, 2010 | 8:22 am

      butchie22 wrote:

      And Lackey? Isn’t his ERA soemthing over 6 at Fenway?

      Who cares what his ERA at Fenway is? It’s not like he’s not going to be pitching against the Red Sox.

    13. MJ Recanati
      April 5th, 2010 | 9:05 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      Would you appose a Mike Piazza-esque player behind the plate on our team? I wouldn’t.

      In a vacuum, no, I wouldn’t. But you’re making a pretty big assumption that Jesus Monero will be as good as Piazza at the plate or as good as Piazza behind it. If he’s 80% as good as Piazza, we’re talking about a very sold offensive contributor (akin to a Posada) but a truly horrendous backstop.

      Watching V-Mart last night I thought to myself that at least the Yanks don’t have him slated for 130+ games behind the dish. Teams are going to run on Boston all day long.

    14. Corey Italiano
      April 5th, 2010 | 9:31 am

      One good thing from last night, Robertson’s curve ball is looking filthy.

    15. G.I. Joey
      April 5th, 2010 | 12:22 pm

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      One good thing from last night, Robertson’s curve ball is looking filthy.

      I also liked what Gardner did at the plate. He took the ball the other way and didn’t look like he was just aimlessly slapping away.

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