sunny cloudy San Diego. I’ll spare you the jabber of being inside a whale’s vagina.
Anyway, I ran across this quote this morning, and thought it should apply to the Yanks today, who face J.P. Howell and Jason Hammell.
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Is drawing walks an existential concept? I’m not sure, but when you’re facing two pitchers the caliber of these guys, we should have freakin’ 15 guys on base each game.
Update: Five walks and a Shelley Duncan home run later, and we’ve won the game 7-3.
Many thanks to Kei Igawa for throwing 95 pitches through five innings. In typical fashion, Torre emptied the bullpen, throwing Luis Vizcaino, Kyle Farnsworth (scoreless 7th with 2 strikeouts), Scott Proctor, and Mariano Rivera. Why was Rivera in for a four-run game with another one scheduled in a mere few hours? Thank Proctor for that. After surrendering a homer in the eighth, Torre was kind enough to put him out there for the ninth. He gave up a hit to lead off, which prompted Torre to break glass in case of emergency.
Crazy part is, these are probably the same relievers Torre will use in the nightcap.