Sunday, May 14, 2006

May 14th vs Oakland - L 6-1

Lots of streaks came to an end today. Payton finally hit a home run. Randy Johnson allowed his first home run to a lefty in over a year. The Yankees finally lost during the day time.

I half expected Jason Kendall to hit one into the right field bleachers.

Oh well. Encouraging start by Randy Johnson today. He looked good after the first inning, only allowing Payton to beat him. You'd like to see more strikeouts, but Randy induced quite a few easy ground balls. He faces the Mets next time out, so he'll have his work cut out for him.

This offense is really struggling without Sheffield and Matsui. Sheffield is eligible to come off the DL one week from today, at which time we will be getting ready to face the Red Sox. Considering that we're throwing out Wang, Wright, and Randy Johnson agains the Sox, we'll need the offense. Haren just owned us today.

Erickson pitched pretty poorly today. The move looks even worse after Mendoza's start tonight. 6 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 walk, and four strikeouts. Need a long reliever?

To make matter worse for Cashman's decision, Joses Veras relieved him, pitching one inning so far and striking out two without allowing a baserunner.