Tuesday, April 11, 2006

April 11 vs Kansas City *Opening Day* - W

Wow. I was giving up hope at one point. Bernie went down 1-2 and I go "Damn, incoming double play". Then, to my surprise, Bernie lines one into the outfield. I am not ready to throw Bernie to the lions just yet. If he can put up numbers similar to his 2003-2004 seasons, he might just have some value left in him.

Fun game overall. Definately had some excitement to it. I don't know about you, but I was screaming when Jeter hit that beautiful 3 run home run. It's also nice to see Giambi have some success.

This game definately did expose a weakness in the Yankee's batting lineup however. In the 8th, the Royals brought in left hander Andrew Sisco. Sisco pitched to Giambi (walk), Matsui (single), Posada (walk), Cano (RBI groundout) and Bernie before being yanked. Luckily for us, he was not on his game. If Sisco was a Mike Myers-esk lefty killer, we could have been in trouble there. Torre needs to stagger the left handed hitters in our batting order. Since Gary Sheffield is cold, this would be a good time to do so. My suggestion:


Overall, not much else to say. It definately does feel good to see the Yankees score 9 runs in a game where they needed more than two to win it.

Oh, and the quote of the night from Jeter, "Mariano needed some work, so he let a few men on and worked through it"

Amount remaining on Joe Torre's contract: 12,836,419 dollars