Even though the Yanks lost yesterday, there were signs that things are coming back around. If the Yanks can finally pull the bats out of their slump, this team can surely go on a tear. Yeah, you can call he a homer, you can say I’m delusional. To those, I say: fuck you. I don’t watch baseball so I can mope about my team. I watch baseball because there’s only one rule: until you’re mathematically eliminated, anything can happen.
Good Sign No. 1: They scored runs in more than one inning
Usually the Yanks are good for one big inning, and do little the rest of the game. Last night, they scored runs in five different innings. And really, that’s all you can ask for. Seven runs usually gets the job done.
Good Sign No. 2: Everyone hit
One through eight, everyone in the Yankees starting lineup got at least one hit. Everyone from four through eight had both a run scored and an RBI. Only Matsui went without both.
Good Sign No. 3: Only four strikeouts — and one was Viz
Yes, both Alex and Abreu avoided the big K.
Good Sign No. 4: Cano?
He was 1 for 3 Friday and 2 for 5 with a homer yesterday. If his bat is coming back around, it will be a huge boost to the offense.
Good Sigh No. 5: An A-Bomb from A-Rod
That home run was a freakn’ rope. Even when he was hitting ball to the warning track during his hitting drought, they were fly balls, This was the kind of hit we haven’t seen off the bat of Alex in quite a while.
Sure, there’s plenty of bad to take from the game: Farnsworth isn’t pitching well at all, nor is Vizcaino. But the offense didn’t look nearly as flat as it has for the past week or so, and you know it’s going to come around at some point. Why not now?
Clippard vs. Maine tonight. Yeah, Maine may have a disgusting ERA (2.15), but he’s the kind of guy the Yanks should beat up on. He’s allowed 27 walks in 50 1/3 innings (even without a calculator you can see that’s over 4.50 BB/9), and is throwing first pitch strikes only 53% of the time. I think we’re taking this one.
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