Red Sox Lose

On Twitter I tweeted that one of my favorite things is hearing “Saltalamacchia strikes out.” Not just because he’s a Red Sox, but also because I love saying his name, it’s kind of musical. Saltalamacchia gets a hit, isn’t nearly as musical a phrase.

One of my other favorite things is hearing, the Red Sox Lose. Doesn’t matter who they are playing. Today it was the Tigers. Red Sox tied the game in the top of the ninth (thank you very much Valverde you fat clown) and then the Tigers loaded the bases (thank you Aceves for hitting a batter) and got a man in.

This brings up a rule about baseball that I never understand, I mean I understand the rule, I don’t understand the reasoning behind it and it seems blatantly unfair to me. It is also one of the reasons that wins are not a true measure of a pitchers greatness, or lack thereof.

Justin Verlander started the game, he pitched 8 innings of shut-out ball, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts. Then Valverde comes in top of the 9th, 3 hits, 2 runs, blows the save and since the game is tied Verlander no longer gets the win. Then the Tigers get a run in the bottom of the ninth, and …. wait for it …. Valverde gets the win. Not only did he not ‘win’ this game, he tied it and is the reason the Tigers had to play the ninth inning! He almost lost the game and he gets a win on his record. I wonder if he danced off the mound when he got the last out.

Rant over. Yankees opening day is tomorrow, home opener a week from tomorrow.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

Thanks to the Yankees, the Tigers broke their losing streak ~sigh~ May 3

After tests ruled out any circulatory or vascular issues with Phil Hughes, he will resume throwing in two week and possibly be back on the mound in about 6-8 weeks. Since he has reported not having symptoms when he is not throwing I am worried that he may not be back on the mound. It’s something that we just have to wait and see about.

Coming into this game Detroit had a seven-game losing streak. Nice of the Yankees to break that up for them. CC kept them to 4 runs despite not having his best stuff, but the Yankees didn’t get enough runs this game. No Mo since it was not a save situation, but we did get to see that clown Valverde.

Tonight the pitchers are Max Scherzer for Detroit and Freddy Garcia for the Yankees. Freddy has been pitching quite well. Let’s hope the Yankees can show him some love (and run support).

~~Tigers 4, Yankees 2~~

Detroit scored early with two runs, then two again in the fifth. Yankees only had 1 run at this point and Cano and Posada made some stupid base running mistakes. Girardi was mad, but like always, he said, “I spoke to him, that’s all I’m going to say.” He never says any more, I like that about him, whatever he says to them when he’s angry should stay that way, between them.

Mark Teixeira hit a home run in the 8th inning that was 405 feet. That brought the Yankees within two. They scored two runs in the ninth the day before so there was a chance they could catch up and win, but they didn’t.

So tonight we hope for better. Oh and it can’t hurt to say a little …

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

There is no one in this world that equals Robinson Cano ~ May 2

Phil Hughes doesn’t have thoracic outlet syndrome, so the Yankees don’t have to worry about him having a 12-hour surgery and possibly missing the rest of the season. They do have to figure out what is wrong so they can get him back to pitching. When he went on the D.L. his ERA was a heart stopping 13.94.

Robinson Cano is out day to day with a bruised palm. Eduardo Nunez played second base, and despite the fact that he is an exciting player, he is not Robinson Cano, not even close. He doesn’t have that sweet swing, he doesn’t have 21 RBI’s, 8 HR or 32 hits this season. O.K., he hasn’t played that much, but in two plays he had the ball and was looking around like he didn’t know what to do with it. Very un-Cano like.

~~Yankees 5, Tigers 3~~

Thanks for this win can go to Bartolo Colon who pitched 7 innings and if it hadn’t been for a couple of home runs, would have had a much easier time of it. However, he doesn’t seem to let it bother him, watches the ball go into the seats, then turns around and gets the next batter out. Both home runs were solo shots, he wasn’t letting people get on base and then giving up home runs.

We can also thank Mark for getting on base (so he was walked, he didn’t strike out), Alex for the single that moved Mark to 3rd and Nick Swisher for that liner to central field that allowed Mark to slide and score the winning run. When the umpire called him safe, he got up and double fist pumped. As did Swisher at first, a fist pump, a little dance. All good. Then with Russell batting a wild pitch allowed Alex to come in and score. I suppose we can also thank Valverde for staggering around the mound like he was drunk in the ninth and Verlander for his 30 pitch first inning.

Although I think booing is rude, I would like to boo Santiago, Cabrera (Yankee killer) and Avila. See you boys tomorrow, don’t forget the lessons you learned tonight.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›