Aug 16, 2006

Jeter & Damon Provide Enough

You're not going to win many games when the 3-5 hitters go 0-11, but the Yanks did that yesterday when Jeter & Damon provided all the offense they would need. 2 rbi a piece. 4-2. Damon is excellent at turning on that inside fastball and hammering it. Yet he's also adept at hitting singles the other way. I noticed that the last few years as well, when it seemed like there was no where you could pitch him that he couldnt hit it.

Again, Mussina pitched well (and has a chance to win 20 games for the first time), and easily could've pitched a shutout, but the umpire - of course - squeezed a lot of pitches in his one bad inning.

Again, Arod K'ed with a runner on third and 1 out. The Yanks didn't score in the inning. I expect that from him more often than not now. Miguel Cairo seems to get that sac fly far more often than Arod. How fucked up is that?

On the plus side, Farnsworth looked great; 3 Ks/1 ip. He was hitting 101 mph! One pitch was 99 on the inside corner. If he could throw that every pitch, he'd be unhittable.

4-2 Yanks

3 stars: Mussina, 7 ip, 2 er
2: Damon, 3-4, 2 HR, 3 rbi, 2 r
1: Jeter, 2-4, 2 rbi

Monday July 31, 2006 - 04:11pm (EDT)

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