Monday, August 13, 2007
Yankees.8.7 (or 4 Games Back)
I'd like to use this month's Yankees update to give props and welcomes to the new Young Guns: Phil Hughes and Joba "The Guts" Chamberlain. We've all been hearing about Hughes for a while now, so his solid play this week was not a surprise. But the real big development has been the meteoric rise of young Joba, who started the season in A ball (!!!) and has looked brilliant in his relief appearances in AAA and in the two 2 inning appearances in the majors. Just look at this line from the 2 + Mo against the Indians (ranked 5th in ESPN power rankings):
Phil Hughes 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Joba Chamberlain 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Mariano Rivera 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Awesome. That's what I'm talking about.
Tied for the lead in the Wild Card race and just 4 back in the AL East division race...
Hammers.11.8.7 - dreadful. I didn't see the match, but losing 2-0 at home to a Man City 11 that hadn't even met eachother yet? I heard Man City looked good. I hope they are and it's not just a matter of West Ham sucking. Could be a long year.