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Torre defends Farnsworth (yes, really)

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 02, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

No more audio today. I dropped my voice recorder a few days ago and it has sounded awful ever since. I need to buy a new one tomorrow.

Joe Torre on Krazy Kyle: “There’s a good arm there; he knows how to pitch. We just need to get him more comfortable. I still believe Farnsworth is going to be a contributor to this.”

Now before you light torches and gather pitchforks, understand that the manager can’t sit there and bury the guy. He wasn’t traded and until such a glorious day time, you have to try and work with him.

A few stats on the game:

The outing was the shortest for Roger Clemens since an injury limited him to one inning against Boston on June 14, 2000. It was his shortest non-injury outing since July 23, 1995 when he lasted 1.1 innings against the Twins and allowed eight runs. The nine hits were the most he has ever allowed in an inning.

The 16 runs scored in the second inning were three short of the record for any inning.

The last (and only other) time two teams scored at least eight runs in the same inning was May 8, 2004 when Detroit scored eight runs in the top of the fifth and Texas came back with 10 runs in the bottom of the inning.

The last Yankee to homer in his first at-bat with the team was Andy Phillips in 2004. Welcome aboard, Wilson Betemit. I plan on annoying my fellow beat writers by yelling “Wilson!” like Tom Hanks in Castaway whenever he gets a hit.

Jorge Posada is hitting .343 and has 65 RBI. In other news, he’s on the walk year of his deal. Funny how that works. He has hit in eight straight at 14 of 34 with 12 RBI.

The Yankees scored 33 runs in the series and had 39 hits (15 homers). They should have taken three games. Once it got to 8-8, they had to find a way.

Jason Giambi will play for Scranton tomorrow, not tonight. Lock up your daughters, people of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Chris Britton is off the DL in Scranton and Joba Chamberlain is back in town there.

That’s it for me. There’s a cold beer waiting at home.




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