Friday, April 4, 2008

Blue Jays @ Yankees 4/3/08

Another great baseball game tonight. I'll keep this post short and sweet due to my hangover. Yes, I do love baseball enough to blog about it at 9:07 am the morning after playing beer pong all night.

I didn't get to watch the game past the fourth inning, but I think I can make an accurate post after taking a look at the box score and watching the game recap, as well as a couple of the top plays. So here are my highlights:

Phil Hughes didn't look like the youngest pitcher in baseball out there last night. He looked great. He hardly ran into trouble, and when he did, he kept his composure well. If we can get six inning, two run ball out of him on a regular basis, everyone will forget all about Johan Santana as the Yanks cruise past the Red Sox to win the East.

Bobby Abreu is on fire right now. He hit well in spring training, and I'm glad to see him carry it over into the regular season.

The bullpen in general is looking great so far. Chamberlain and Rivera have been solid in both of their outings so far, and last night we got to see Traber and Bruney combine to pitch a scoreless seventh inning. How many 3-game series did the Yanks win last season by only scoring 8 runs? Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see the Yanks break out the bats more, but it is certainly encouraging to see our pitching hold tight leads late in the game on a seemingly consistent basis.

Player of the game: Bobby Abreu. This was a tough call, but I give the nod to Abreu since he seems to have contributed the most to the win. The runner up is Hughes by a narrow margin.

Enjoy the rest of the day, I'm going to go catch up on some sleep!

1 comment:

Rob said...

Since your last post, the Yankees have looked a little weak. Certainly it's a long season and the bats will come alive eventually. I hope the early season injury bug (Giambi, Jeter, Posada) doesn't continue. I see Farnsworth is back to his usual ERA of over 5.00 and I thought Kennedy would get off to a much better start. Who would've thought at this stage Baltimore would be in first?? Oh well, at least Boston is not doing any better!