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“I guess we’re not going to go 162-0”

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 06, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

That’s what Joe Girardi had to say. He didn’t seem overly concerned with the events of the day. CC Sabathia could not command his fastball and as a result he gave up six runs. Over the course of the season, that’s going to happen four or five times.

In terms of specifics …

Mark Teixeira said he was expecting the boos. But they were particularly loud today. That the local hero turned down his hometown team doesn’t sit well with the Baltimoreans. But why in the world would he have signed here in the first place?

Xavier Nady was waved around third by Rob Thomson, who thought that ball in the sixth inning was getting through. By the time he put up the stop sign, Nady had his head down and was running.

The Yankees left 11 runners on base, at least one in every inning. “It seemed like there were a bunch of times we were about to take the lead,” Johnny Damon said.

Nice start for Brett Gardner, who was 1 for 3 with a sacrifice and threw a runner out at the plate. Ramiro Pena made his debut and Nick Swisher came off the bench with a double. Hideki Matsui ripped one and Jorge Posada was on base three times and caught nine innings.

It’ll get better. It can’t get much worse than today.

Thanks to everybody for reading today and sorry for the occasional technical issues. Lots of traffic today as you might expect.




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