Zack Greinke in New York ~ Tuesday, June 28, 2011

~~ Yankees 12, Brewers 2 ~~

Michael Kay said that Greinke doesn’t like performing in front of crowds and doesn’t like the media attention. From his performance I think Kay is right. After 2 innings and 56 pitches he was pulled. He also gave up 7 runs, of which 7 were earned. He also walked 3. If this is how he pitches in New York, it seems the Yankees were right to say no thanks to Greinke.

The Brewers actually got more hits then the Yankees. I guess Yankees defense is just better. Freddy one time said that he always pitches like its a one run game. He did so tonight holding the Brewers to two runs even with the Yankees having 7 runs on the board. Yankees then went on to get 5 more runs. Noesi and Wade also pitched scoreless innings.

Nick Swisher hit a 3 run home run. Mark Teixeira hit a 2 run home run, his 24th of the season, putting him in first place in the American League.

In my continuing discussion of Interleague play, I never thought of this but Interleague play is also hard on the National League teams. They have to pull a player to D.H. and that puts them at a disadvantage. Girardi says the 9 games of Interleague play in a row can cripple a team. Here’s a thought, forget about where they are playing, National League teams play with their rules and American League teams play with their rules. Neither team will be at a disadvantage since they will both be playing the way they are used to playing.

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