So last night, I went to my first Yankee game of the season and saw a wonderfully pitched game by Phil Hughes against the Cleveland Indians. I tried to take pictures, but somewhere around the second inning and Phil Hughes’ 5th strikeout, the battery in my camera decided to die. Oh well.
Odds and Ends
- Hughes opened the game with 5 strikeouts. I love watching strikeouts. Hughes is now 7-1 on the season.
- The game really was close until the bottom of the 7th inning, which made it a particularly fun game to attend. A pitcher’s dual for most of the game, and then a Yankee offense outburst. Fun.
- I was shocked SHOCKED by the Yankee offense hanging up an 8. I know I really shouldn’t be, but when you consider their recent malaise, and when you notice that in the 7th inning, 5 (Granderson, Teixeira, Miranda, Pena, Moeller) of the 9 players in the lineup had an average of .220 or lower, scoring 8 seems highly unlikely.
- That catch that Trevor Crowe made in center field to rob Juan Miranda was amazing. I mean, the fans I was sitting with, and I’m pretty sure in most of the Stadium, had no choice but to cheer for it.
- I have said in the past that I hate bunting, but I was okay with Curtis Granderson’s bunt attempt in the 7th inning against the lefty, Sipp. However, after 2 failed attempts, Granderson showed me why I hate bunting again, by doubling to center field.
- Don’t trust the out-of-town scoreboard in Yankee Stadium. We were keeping an eye on the Tampa Bay and Red Sox games, and noticed that the scores were going back and forth from 4-2 to 3-2 down in Tampa, and 10-5, 12-5, 9-5 up in Boston. The innings kept changing. One minute it would be final, and the next it would be back in the 7th. The whole thing was odd. We double checked the score on the phone at one point. It was nice to see that both teams did lose, so the Yankees are now 3.5 out and 3 up on Boston.
So there ya go. See ya Tuesday for the Month in Review: May Edition.