• June 10th @ The Orioles

    Posted by on June 10th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    Man, this game was a hard one to watch. It may look like a close 4-3 game, but it definitely didn’t feel like it.

    This entire game had a vibe about it. From A-Rod coming out of the game after just a half of an inning, to having Moeller behind the plate with Burnett coming off a rough outing in Toronto. You see a lineup that ends up featuring Pena hitting 4th, and a 8-9 of Thames and Moeller. Throw an ice cold Posada in and the fact that it’s getaway day and you’ve got yourself a rough game.

    I don’t know if there was a glare or something coming in from center field, but both Moeller AND Cervelli looked horrible behind the plate tonight. Aside from the cross up that Moeller and Burnett had, the catchers flat out missed a few balls that should have been caught. At one point Mike Harkey came out and yelled at them.

    Speaking of Burnett, he needs to get his fastball under control. He couldn’t locate anything. On top of that, in total, Burnett hit 3 batters. Just so happened 1 of those HBP ended up being a K instead. Goes to show ya what kind of shape the Orioles are in. Bad AJ was out there, yet he kept them in the game through 6 innings.

    Offensively, other than Cano continuing his great first half by extending his hitting streak to 4 games, there wasn’t much to get excited about. They just couldn’t put much together against the rookie, Jake Arrieta, in his first major league start. Swisher hit the ball hard a few times but carried an 0-fer. Granderson got a triple that should have been ruled a double.

    Comments on June 10th @ The Orioles

    1. June 11th, 2010 | 12:53 am

      FWIW, these were the stats coming into this game…

      In 2010, Less Than or Equal to a 1 Run Margin of Victory and Less Than or Equal to a .475 Opponent’s Season W-L%

      Rk    Tm Year  G W L  W-L% RS RA pythW-L%
      1    CHW 2010  7 6 1  .857 35 30     .570
      2    TBR 2010 10 6 4  .600 28 26     .534
      3    TEX 2010 11 6 5  .545 52 51     .509
      4    MIN 2010 11 6 5  .545 43 42     .511
      5    LAA 2010  5 5 0 1.000 22 17     .616
      6    WSN 2010  7 5 2  .714 32 29     .545
      7    PHI 2010  7 5 2  .714 15 12     .601
      8    SFG 2010  7 5 2  .714 33 30     .543
      9    PIT 2010  8 5 3  .625 27 25     .535
      10   OAK 2010  4 4 0 1.000 18 14     .613
      11   HOU 2010  6 4 2  .667 19 17     .551
      12   STL 2010  6 4 2  .667 26 24     .537
      13   MIL 2010  7 4 3  .571 27 26     .517
      14   TOR 2010  7 4 3  .571 32 31     .515
      15   LAD 2010  8 4 4  .500 27 27     .500
      16   CIN 2010  9 4 5  .444 32 33     .486
      17   BOS 2010 10 4 6  .400 36 38     .475
      18   CHC 2010 11 3 8  .273 32 37     .434
      19   BAL 2010  3 2 1  .667 13 12     .537
      20   ATL 2010  4 2 2  .500 12 12     .500
      21   NYM 2010  4 2 2  .500 18 18     .500
      22   FLA 2010  4 2 2  .500 13 13     .500
      23   SDP 2010  4 2 2  .500  8  8     .500
      24   DET 2010  5 2 3  .400 23 24     .481
      25   SEA 2010  6 2 4  .333 26 28     .466
      26   COL 2010  7 2 5  .286 33 36     .460
      27   ARI 2010  2 1 1  .500  3  3     .500
      28   CLE 2010  3 1 2  .333 14 15     .468
      29   KCR 2010  5 1 4  .200 18 21     .430
      30   NYY 2010  2 0 2  .000 10 12     .417
      
    2. MJ Recanati
      June 11th, 2010 | 9:08 am

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      Which is to say what, exactly? It’s a miniscule sample of two games for the Yanks and 89 games total in the AL (roughly 6 per team).

    3. June 11th, 2010 | 9:24 am

      @ MJ Recanati: Means the Yankees have lost 3 one-run games to shitty teams so far this season.

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