Oh , what a night to be a Yankee fan. At last finally decent weather . I was nervous , okay I admit it . I mean any other time , what CC did the night before was good enough to win. But, as much as I hate to give credit to the opposing team. Lee was just a little better. RATS!
My main concern is that Teixeria has not really been hitting and neither has Cano, nor Swisher. I was not concerned A Rod had a bad game , because it happens and he ran into a wall named Lee , just like the rest of the team did .Makes you wonder when Wang went down and Cash was trying to get a pitcher , where was he when the Indians were shopping Lee? He would have cost alot less than Halladay
Giradi was right taking Swisher out of the line-up since he is totally lost at the plate. He is not even getting his walks. At least , if he was still doing that , you could justify letting him play.
And the bridge to Mariano has to re-build it self. Someone needs to physically tie Hughes down and force feed him the video feed from the 2007 Division Series against the Indians, Yes, game 3 where he relieved Wang and shut down the Indians. After that series , even though the Yankees were knocked out , his stock went through the roof. This was why Bill Smith was demanding Hughes for Santana. He needs to remember that he can do it . And it is Joba time . Time for Joba to man -up , we need him to be like he was in 2007.
And the umpires ? This is why we are going to need instant replay for not only homeruns , but also for close calls at the bases,. God forbid, we lost this game because of the umpires , there would have been hell to pay. The Yankee organization would go nuts and so would the fans . All the screens at the stadium showed it bounced. Howard trapped it . It was clear as glass that he trapped it and threw wide of second . And still after a meeting , the bums still get it wrong.
Personally , I was not impressed with Pedro. He is finished . He is a shell of the pitcher he was and needs to rely on his brains , since he really no out pitch . The Yanks did not help by not laying off the fastballs and waiting on the change-ups.
Hopefully , Pettitte will bring his A game Saturday . But, despite what they have been saying , don't discount Hammels.
But, in the end , like Lee the night before , Burnett was the story of the game. Now , this is the pitcher the Yankees thought they were getting . Okay this time it worked with Molina. But, if he pitches in the NL park,no way does he get Molina again.