• August 8th Vs. The Red Sox

    Posted by on August 9th, 2010 · Comments (5)

    While I was on the LIRR into NYC to go to this game, I got the text from a buddy of mine saying Burnett was scratched and Mosely would be taking his place. At that moment, two things went through my head. First, Mosely, when it’s all said and done, is probably going to have 5-6 starts. Within this past week, I would have seen 2 of them. What are the odds of that.

    The second thing I thought was that this would be the game where Moseley would finally get rocked. I mean, his other two starts were against mediocre teams (although Toronto can hit) while Boston is on a completely other level. Thankfully I was wrong, and Dustin beat the Sox on my birthday.

    Overall, the Yankees are on a 2 game winning streak on my birthday That does not include the 15 inning game that I attended last year, that leaked into my birthday. If you count that 15 inning game, the Yanks beat the Red Sox on my birthday twice last year.

    Anyway, as far as the offense goes, I want to thank Tex, Jeter and the Big Puma for their stellar offensive nights as they pretty much wore Beckett out. Could this have been Berkman’s coming out party?

    Not sure why Girardi felt the need to go to Mo with a 7-2 lead with two outs in the bottom of the 9th. Goes to show you how little confidence he has in Robertson. I would have at least let Robertson go until a run came in, it’s 1 out with a 5 run lead for Christ’s sakes. It’s not like Scutaro is Barry Bonds.

    Comments on August 8th Vs. The Red Sox

    1. YankCrank
      August 9th, 2010 | 10:24 am

      I would have loved this game on every level if Joba just went after Scutaro and didn’t walk him after being up 0-2. More nibbling, another 3-2 slider in the dirt…why can’t he/Posada be more aggressive when you’re up 5 runs and give him a fastball? Challenge him, if he hits a 97mph fastball, good for him.

      Like you said, it’s not like Scutaro is Bonds.

    2. August 9th, 2010 | 10:41 am

      YankCrank wrote:

      I would have loved this game on every level if Joba just went after Scutaro and didn’t walk him after being up 0-2. More nibbling, another 3-2 slider in the dirt…

      When Joba did that, I wanted to throw a sneaker thru the TV. That was just terrible. Could have been the turning point of the game, right there.

    3. Raf
      August 9th, 2010 | 10:48 am

      I knew he was going to throw the slider, but I was hoping he’d go after Scutaro.

    4. Evan3457
      August 9th, 2010 | 11:02 am

      Well, Mo was already completely warmed when Scutaro came up. Might as well get him in to throw the last pitch. He’s already “used”, so to speak.

      Whether he should’ve been warming with a 5-run lead in that spot is another matter.

    5. Corey Italiano
      August 9th, 2010 | 6:47 pm

      @ Raf:
      Raf wrote:

      I knew he was going to throw the slider, but I was hoping he’d go after Scutaro.

      Yea, cause that’s the only pitch Joba throws with 2 strikes.

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