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 ~~ 😛