Sep 18, 2006

How I DIDN'T Miss Mike Kay

Wow is he bad. If the YES Network was a baseball team, and I was the GM, he'd be in the minors.

How many times has he used the stupid expression 'whispered/blistered across the outside corner'? Or 'See ya!'? Or other Kay-patented phrases? Please stop saying that dumb shit! Can't you say anything original? Something where you may have to actually think on the fly?

Damon 'tried to pull an outside pitch.' No, he didn't. He was out in front because Burnett throws a 96 mph fastball, so when it's a curve, the hitter will be out in front and has to pull it, you no talent hack.

As for the game: very up and down start by Rasner. He loaded the bases with no outs (the ump was squeezing him) in the first, but induced two pop-ups and a k. He struggled early on (allowing runs in the 2nd and 4th), but pitched well after that. I thought Proctor was unusable tonight, but the closeness of the game required him. Unfortunately, outside of Bruney and 'Everyday' Scottie tonight, the rest of the pen looked like they'd never thrown a baseball before. Luckily the Jays pen couldn't pitch either, so the Yanks had a 4-run cushion to work with. It ticks me off that Farnsworth is so fragile that he can't pitch on consecutive days, yet Proctor goes whenever Joe needs him. Scottie: 96.2 ip, Farnsworth: 62 ip.

Burnett was the opposite of Rasner. He was dominating for most of the game, but then allowed 4 er in the 6th and 7th (all with 2 outs (2 2-run HRs from Arod & Jeter)).

Very good win, with the 5th starter going and a depleted bullpen.

7-6 Yanks (Magic Number: 3)

3*: Arod, 2-4, HR, r, 2 rbi, bb (Burnett was dominating until his HR made it a game)
2: Jeter, 1-5, HR, 2 r, 2 rbi, sb (HR gave Yanks the lead)
1: Abreu, 2-4, r, rbi, bb, 2 sb
1: Rasner, 6 ip, 3 er, 6 h, 2 bb, 3 k

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