What wasn’t so great to see early in the season is Phil Hughes’ troubling pitching woes. I don’t know what’s going on with him right now, but it’s worrying me. CC is CC, AJ appears to have his sh!t together, but after that it’s a whole bunch of question marks, and Phil leads the pack. It’s waaaaaay too early to be talking playoffs, but if this team expects to succeed in the playoffs, we need at least three top-notch starters, and at the moment we only have two. So he better shape up soon. Our bullpen had to pitch the bulk of the game, and they did a great job — especially Bartolo Colon, who has been a surprisingly solid (all jokes about his weight aside) acquisition for us thus far. Mo got the win, and as usual, made it look effortless. Can we clone him?
The offense mirrored the pitching last night — dead in the beginning, hot at the end. After falling behind 5-0, suddenly the bats remembered what they’re paid millions of dollars to do, and started to hit the ball. From the 5th inning on, we scored at least one run an inning, with the exception of the 8th. Our big heroes were Jorge Posada, whose 9th inning HR tied the game at 5, and Swish, whose sac fly in the 10th scored Mark and netted us the win. Of course Swish got a pie in the face from AJ for his efforts. Derek went 1-5, which brings him to within 64 hits of 3,000. Alex went 3-3 with an RBI, Robbie went 2-5 with an RBI, and Grandy went 2-4. Nice job all around once the bats got hot. Let’s do this again tonight against the Rangers.
Star of the Game™