Monday, April 02, 2007

Yankees.4.7 - Opening Day

And we're off! Improbable Opening Day starter Glass Carl Pavano chucked the first pitch of the Yankees.7 campaign outside for a ball. But then he got out of the inning with only one hit and no runs. And he didn't break his leg walking to or from the mound. Nice job, Carl. 10 minutes into the season, A-Rod makes his first error and gets booed. 30 minutes into the season he strikes out with men on 2nd and 3rd. Nice job, Alex. Then the Giambino drives em in as the next batter. Nice job, Jason (not sarcasm). They're really working Kazmir right now - 30 pitches in the first so far. Doesn't quite seem the same without Bernie Baseball out there. It's the right move for the team, but we miss you, Bernie.

2:45 - sloppy game by the Bombers so far. Three errors by the infield. Pavano yanked in the 5th to a smattering of boos.

3:19 - Mr. Clutch comes through! Ah, but you knew he would. MVP! MVP! MVP!

3:42 - "Give Credit Where Credit Is Due" Time - A-Rod got a generous single call on a hardly hit ball that got by the SS, but he made the most of it by stealing second and coming around to score from second on the great arm of Delmon Young to put the pinstripes in the lead. Get on, get over, get in. Third RBI for Giambi. Farnsworth's hitting 100 right now.

4:00 - A-Rod makes good with two big insurance runs on his first dinger of the year. He jumped out for a curtain call pretty quickly, but hell, go ahead, Alex. We need a big year from you. Get your confidence going. And the Sandman takes the mound...

4:11 - 3 up, 3 down, 3 K's!!! Yankees win. THE Yankees win.

13 comments:

Lauren said...

Wow- Alex got booed already? I hear ya about Bernie - he is my favorite yankee. sounds too sad to say 'was'. Oh well.

Dan said...

twice. And he just grounded out in his second at bat. Jeter made an error too. no boos for him though. Kazmir has settled a bit. 35 pitches in the first, but only 28 in the next two.

Lauren said...

haha- I don't mean to laugh but he is so outta here after this season. Too bad.

Dan said...

0 for 3.

gowanus said...

I'm all for A-Rod's redemption. Nice work at the end, kid.

Dan said...

Could be the feel good story of the summer.

gowanus said...

Stay tuned. The team looks good, but we'll need his bat and his glove. Welcome back, beisbol!

Dan said...

the defense definitely needs a little tightening up. 3 infield errors and 3 stolen bases allowed won't cut it.

Dewy24 said...

this is essentially a contract year for a-rod. he is my pick for mvp and when the season is over will tell cashman and all yankee fans to kiss his ass and sign somewhere else. he is going to kenny rogers you guys.

Dan said...

You might be right, I'd love to see him go MVP caliber this year, I wouldn't be surprised if he bailed at the end of it, and I wouldn't miss him. I know you and every other educated baseball fan thinks that's crazy to say, but if they traded or got a free agent with 2/3 his hr/rbi production and a solid glove at 3B, they wouldn't be in bad shape. That's assuming they could resign Abreu, Damon/Matsui/Giambi/Posada hung on for a few more years, and Cano continued his progress towards being the next Rod Carew. With a pitching staff of Wang, Hughes, Sanchez, and a couple other big money purchases, that's not a bad squad at all.

though I wouldn't say you were completely crazy if you argued that he has served well as something of a lightning rod for the rapacious NY media, drawing their attention away from other potential clubhouse issues - similar to Dubbya's plan to draw all the terrorists into Iraq to kill our troops, so they wouldn't be fucking with Americans elsewhere. Very effective strategy.

Dan said...

and Jeter obviously.

Dewy24 said...

i'm having trouble following your metaphor. a-rod is the american military, new york media are the terrorists and jeter is the non-military americans? damn that's complicated. but if a IED explodes while a-rod is rounding 3rd, i'll believe you.

Dan said...

No, that's it. You got it.