Jul
25

Yanks sleepwalk over Royals

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Since I don’t feel much like writing cohesive paragraphs or sentences, we’ll do this the good-bad-ugly way.

The Good: Yanks score 7 runs in 1.2 innings. Robinson Cano draws three walks for the first time in his career. Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter and Bobby Abreu went a combined 8 for 16 with 4 runs scored, 3 RBI and 1 stolen base. The Yanks now find themselves 1.5 games behind the Mariners and 4.5 games behind Cleveland for the Wild Card lead. That’s four in the loss side for those keeping track at home.

The Bad: Alex Rodriguez, trying to reach that 500 HR plateau, went 0 for 4. Melky Cabrera went 0 for 4 and stranded 7 runners. The Yanks overall left 9 runners in scoring position with two outs.

The Ugly: The Yanks knock out 13 hits and draw 9 walks yet score just 9 runs. They really should have plated 15, but I’m just being greedy. Chien-Ming Wang threw just 60 percent of his pitches for strikes. A 9-4 game against the Royals took 4 hours and 1 minute to complete.

Since I just tossed up three quick posts, Down on the Farm for Tuesday is here, and the Phil Hughes rehab post is here.

Categories : Game Stories
  • C-Note

    don’t really give a shit what it looks like at this point as long as no one gets hurt and the train keeps rolling—-

    JUST WIN BABY, JUST WIN

  • dan

    I think ben deserves a big pat on the back. he’s been a posting machine recently, writing 7 separate entries today and 11 in the past 2 days.

  • Marsha

    I love that movie.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Thanks, Dan. Someone’s gotta hold down for the fort while everyone else is on vacation. Or getting married.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Yeah. Some of us are too hungover to post.

  • dan

    hahahah wow