Burnett put down the cream pies and tossed six shutout innings last night as the Yanks beat the Rangers jerseys 9 2 and moved into a first place tie in the AL East with the Boston Red Sox jerseys.
Some people were moaning that it took Burnett 118 pitches to get 18 outs. Who cares? Burnett sucked it up. He could have called it quits after four innings and say, 100 pitches.
“I basically went after them,” Burnett said. “I didn’t leave anything over the plate. That’s a big difference. did his thing although Jose Veras did his best to screw things up.
Dave Robertson bailed out Veras.
Chien Ming Wang (remember him?) hurled two scoreless innings (the 8th and 9th), which is great news. Big news.
Give Wang some time and he’ll mlb jerseys from china be back in sync. When he’s on his game, Wang could be this team’s No. 2 pitcher. People forget that this is a guy who has won 19 games twice and was 8 2 when he got hurt last year. The league hasn’t “caught up” with Wang, as some bluster. The man was hurt.
In my perfect Yankee world, the starters would be Sabathia, Wang, Burnett, Pettitte and Hughes. Phil Coke, Alfredo Aceves, Brian Bruney and cheap Joba Chamberlain jersey would provide the bridge to Mariano Rivera. Veras, Robertson or “fill in the blank” is the mop up man. Joba will be in the bullpen at some point this year. It depends how stubborn the Yankee front office is. They want to prove to the world the guy is an ace. But right now, when it comes to Joba, it’s the worst of both worlds. He doesn’t go deep into games and his absence from the bullpen hurts the Bombers. So what is he contributing to this team?
If the Yankees jerseys insist on him starting, let him loose.
Which brings me to Joe Girardi, aka, Captain Obvious.
He should have let cheap Phil Hughes jersey finish Monday’s game. He shouldn’t use Aceves as a mop up man. And then compound that mistake by using Aceves the next day for several innings.
I loved Joe as a player and am warming up to him as a manager. But he will never be a quote machine.
On the Yankees jerseys’ climb to first place: “It’s where you want to be,” Girardi said. “You want to be at the top all the time. We went through some times. It was two and a half weeks ago that we were really scuffling and we’ve bounced back very well. It has been a team effort.”
It would be nice to see the Yankees jerseys whole at some point this season.
To that, Jorge Posada is expected back tomorrow when the Yanks (27 20) begin a series with the Indians jerseys. CC, who by all accounts is a great teammate, is treating some of the Bombers to the game.
Sabathia, a big time NBA fan, also took his Yankees jerseys teammates to a Magic game in Orlando during spring training.
CC is tight with LeBron James. According to Hoch’s Bombers Beat, Sabathia said that James’ wardrobe selection from the 2007 American League Division Series hasn’t been forgotten, when the superstar showed up at Progressive Field wearing a Yankees jerseys cap to watch Sabathia and the Indians jerseys.
“I actually was going to send him a text,” Sabathia said. “Maybe I’ll buy an Orlando hat since he wore a Yankees jerseys hat to our playoff game.”
Hoch also notes this great Yankee tidbit: Did you know that Brett Tomko’s dad, Jerry, came up with the Cavaliers nickname in 1970 as part of a promotion in the Cleveland Plain Dealer ( a sister paper of the Advance), winning two season tickets and an autographed basketball?
Jerry Tomko’s winning entry, according to the piece, opined, “The name Cleveland Cavaliers represents a group of daring, fearless men whose life’s pact was never surrender, no matter what.”