Jun 26, 2008

99 MPH

If anyone was concerned with Joba maintaining his velocity late into games, there's your answer. His 104th pitch of the game, in the 7th inning, was clocked at 99 mph, which also happened to be his fastest pitch of the game.

Arod's hard slide to break up the double-play in the first was a game-changer. That catapulted the Yanks to victory. Not to be outdone though was Abreu's laser to nail a runner at home, which would have brought Pittsburgh within a run.

Joba threw 114 pitches, 6.2 innings, struck out seven, walked one, allowed six hits and no runs. If I had to nitpick, I wish he'd finished the 7th inning.

- The pitching matchups against the Mets this weekend are quite pitiful; it's conceivable we get swept all four games.

- Could 'Marvelous' Matt Carson be the next Scrantonite called up to the Bronx? He very well could be, and potentially have a Shelley '07/Spencer '98 type effect.

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