Tuesday, August 17, 2010 ~ C.C. vs. Verlander (pssh)

~~Yankees 6, Tigers 2~~

Austin Jackson gave the Tigers an early lead with a home run in the first. Bottom of the first, the Yankees took the lead and never gave it back. Starting with a two run single by Swisher. In the top of the seventh inning, Inge hit a home run, in the bottom, Robinson hit a home run. It was total domination by C.C. and the Yankee bats.

After the seventh inning, D-Rob came in to pitch the 8th, then Mo the 9th. Game over.

Austin Jackson is one of the players that was traded for Curtis Granderson. A trade that some think was a bad idea. They think Yankees should have kept the young Jackson. Then a game comes along like this and he hits a home run, people start pointing and saying “See? See?” Lets take a closer look at the numbers. Austin’s AVG, OBP, SLG and OPS are all higher then Curtis’. He also has 18 stolen bases to Curtis’ 10. Austin is also red hot, when it comes to strike outs. He leads the league in strikeouts with 127. He has 2 home runs to Granderson’s 12 and 26 RBI vs 36. I’m not saying the Jackson is a terrible player, but neither is Curtis Granderson of his 233 changes to make an out, he’s come through on 229. His fielding percentage is .996. I’m glad we have Curtis, and maybe someday in the future, we’ll have Jackson, and I’ll be glad we have him. But for now, I am glad he is not playing for a better team then the Tigers.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

Monday, August 16, 2010 ~ Yankees, its time to WAKE UP!

~~Tigers 3, Yankees 1~~

This was sad, truly sad. Javier was not pitching great, giving up a base hit then a home run in the second inning, by the fourth inning his pitch count was up to 106 and he was out of there, but the offense was horrible. The only run was a gift, a bases loaded walk.

Sergio Mitre and Kerry Wood pitched (together) 4 scoreless innings. Then Joba came in for the ninth and gave up a home run, he then proceeded to strike out the next two batters. You can’t really put all the blame on Joba, after all, Miguel Cabrera is a home run hitter, (28 for the season? Yeah I guess so) and it really didn’t affect the outcome of the game. But I still hate him.

This was Johnny Damon’s first game in the Bronx as a Tiger, he got a nice ovation, people had signs and were wearing his jersey. It amuses me, Javier was booed because he gave up a run in 2004, and the player who hit the home run, gets a warm welcome from these same fans.

And I discovered another use for scoring. When you don’t want to watch the game, cause your team is suckinglosing, you can color in the boxes on the score-sheet and therefore not look at the T.V.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛