• August 13th @ The Royals

    Posted by on August 14th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    For those who stayed up to watch this entire game after nearly 3 hours of rain delays, I salute you.

    The rain really screwed the Yankees last night/this morning. They had Davies on the ropes early, the rains came, and the Yankees couldn’t really put up any offense despite having runners in scoring position in the 6th, 8th and 9th.

    Watching A-Rod fly out to semi-deep center is strange to me. When you see the swing he puts on the ball and the way it reacts from the behind the pitcher camera, it looks like a home run. Yet the ball just dies. I’ve seen this a few times in the past couple of weeks, balls that A-Rod usually deposits in the seats falling short. It appears like he’s getting good wood on the ball so it’s not that. It could be anything, but I hope it’s just an off year.

    The Royals truly have a putrid defense. Usually when a runner escapes being picked off its due to a fielder throwing the ball away. That was not the case last night as Butler threw the ball too late and Pena made it to second by running past all the fielders. Add that to Betemit booting a ball at third, and Jason Kendall dropping an easy Teixeira pop out. The Royals have a very Bad News Bears type feel when on the field.

    Berkman has looked a lot more comfortable at the plate over his last few games. He hit the ball hard twice, getting a double for his efforts to go with a walk. While his overall numbers still look pretty bad, he his 5 for his last 15 with 4 doubles. If Puma can keep that up, it’ll be a great lift for the offense.

    Mosely had a bit of a tough time in the early goings of this game, but he settled down after the rain delay just as his counter part did. Despite losing the game by surrendering a home run to Butler, Mosely did what you expect of him which is to keep the game close. Bottom line, the Yankees have to expect this type of start every time out and should score some more runs.

    Comments on August 13th @ The Royals

    1. ken
      August 14th, 2010 | 4:48 pm

      I haven’t looked at the stats but it seems to me that the Yanks’ home run production is down over the recent past. Has this become a pitching/defense/small-ball team?

    2. Jim TreshFan
      August 14th, 2010 | 4:59 pm

      I stayed up to watch the end of the game (stupid me!). It was extremely frustrating. Particularily since the Yankees had a chance to gain on both the Rays and the Bosox.
      You know if you watched these last two games and nothing else you would come away with the impression that the Yankees and Royals are two evenly matched teams.

    3. jvk
      August 14th, 2010 | 10:35 pm

      Anyone who was watching the game like I was noticed that Posada didn’t even try to throw out any baserunners stealing. If the yankees are smart next year Posada will DH, Cerveli will be the catcher, Austin Romine will be the back up catcher.
      Then the year after that Posada will retire and Jesus Montero will be the DH since he’s not good Defensivly

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