Thursday, April 27, 2006

April 27 vs Tampa Bay W 4-1

Fun game. Yet again, the Yankee pitching allows only 1 run in a game. That brings our ERA down to 3.50. Wow.

Derek Jeter continues to party like it's 1999. He went 3-3 with a walk and a double. His batting average is not sitting pretty at .408, with an OBP over .500. He's never started this hot before. Does Jeter have another MVP caliber season in him? Maybe. If he's still playing very well late into May, we'll know.

Shawn Chacon... and to think I was worried about you two starts ago? Chacon continues to walk people, strike few out, and not allow hits. Lots of infield popups, lots of easy ground balls. And isn't fun to watch a guy with two dozen different breaking pitches?

Why was Sturtze in the game in the 9th? Torre, if your going to put a pitcher into a situation like that, at least have some confidence in him. Maybe he was brought in just to face the one batter? Who knows. Mariano recovered from a bad outing last night. He's probably unavailable tomorrow.

We come out of the Tampa series 2-1. Pretty good, considering last season. It could have been 3-0 very easily last night if a little more luck comes our way.

Amount left on Joe Torre's contract: 12,271,604 dollars