Jul 22, 2007

Left field D

This post would have made more sense had the Yanks not scored 17 runs tonight. When the game was 7-5, the difference in left field defense between the teams was what allowed the Yanks to even have a lead at that point. Johnny Damon made two tremendous catches in LF, which may have saved as many as three runs - Matsui probably doesn't make either catch. Meanwhile, playing LF for the injured Carl Crawford was Johnny Gomes, who's basically a DH-type. His poor play gave the Yanks about four runs - Crawford almost certainly makes the plays that he couldn't. That's a seven run swing right there.

And guess who's second on the team in wins? If you said Luis Vizcaino, you'd be right. He picked up both wins today, and has eight on the year.

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