• September 10th @ The Rangers

    Posted by on September 11th, 2010 · Comments (3)

    I can’t believe I watched the entire 5 and a half hours of this game, only to be crushed by Nelson Cruz twice. Damn it.

    The entire game, up until that ill fated get me over slider by Joba, I was getting ready to write how the Yanks overcame some extremely bad umpiring to win this game. Especially early on, the umpires were making a lot of bad calls in favor of the Rangers. Swisher struck out on 2 balls and  a swing that he checked. Cervelli threw out Ian Kinsler by a mile and Kinsler was called safe.

    You can’t even put the blame on Vazquez for this one, as he pitched decently despite having nothing velocity wise. He was averaging 85-88 with his fastball (although I did see a few hit 90, and one I think that hit 92). But his fastball had a great deal of movement. I was particularly impressed with the backdoor, Maddux like, 2 seamers he was throwing early on. He had a lot of bad bounces go against him in this one, and if you listen to the post game you could tell how frustrated he was.

    But alas, the game was heart breaking in extras. They had plenty of opportunities to score and couldn’t. Once Moeller was up with the bases loaded, and there was noone that could catch for him as Cervelli was pinch hit for (thus Moeller couldn’t get pinch hit for), you knew the game would be over in the bottom half of the inning. Gaudin didn’t make you wait long, as the first pitch of the inning ended the game. Yuck.

    Comments on September 10th @ The Rangers

    1. Jim TreshFan
      September 11th, 2010 | 12:38 pm

      This was a game the Yankees simply didn’t deserve to win, stranding 18 baserunners and leaving the bases loaded three times. Who’s hitting these days…A-Rod?…Thames?… I’m still waiting for Jeter to go on that tear all of his idolators are talking about. I’m even beginning to think Cano will finish the year below .300.

    2. Evan3457
      September 11th, 2010 | 1:06 pm

      Cano below .300 not likely to happen. (He even went 2-7 last night. The 2nd one looked to be a very important hit in the top of the 13th, moving A-Rod to 3rd with 1 out.) Cano would have to hit about .185 the rest of the way to finish under .300, and in his general slide since August 1st, he’s hitting .270. If he hits .270 the rest of the way, he winds up somewhere near .311.

    3. ken
      September 11th, 2010 | 1:11 pm

      I’m tired of seeing Gardner have bad at bats in big situations. He came up during the middle innings when the Yanks left the population of a small country in scoring position. He takes hitable pitches and swings at bad pitches. Because of the (powerless) slappy style of hitting, he gets bloop hits that pad the average. And he does get his share of walks to bump the OBP. However, too often he comes up with men on base, important at bats, and looks bad. It happened at least twice last night.

      I know he is getting lots of love this year, but this team can do better in LF (and this is no plea for Carl Crawford).

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