The slump is so over. Was it the talking-to by George? Inspiration from new performance guru Chad Bohling? This much we know: it’s a lot easier when the opposition sucks (sorry Lou).
The “Rob Bell, you’re starting tomorrow” memo may have had just a bit more power than George’s idiotic ramblings…
Meanwhile, Jaret Wright looking terrible. Walking the first guy he sees after getting a 13 spot? Hard to explain. And now the hits and runs keep coming. We know he’s putting it over the plate, but it’s not so comforting that they seem to be going back in the other direction with such frequency. Thirteen run leads don’t come often.
Oh, man, I can’t even begin to imagine how ballistic King George would go if the Yanks blew a 13 run lead against Tampa Bay. I wouldn’t want to be in the room, though…
A-Rod A-Rod A-Rod. 5-6, 2 hr. 2 2b, 5r, 6rbi. A good night. Another good sign: Derek’s 3 walks bring him to 12 for the year. Nice to see him being so selective at the beginning of the year.
I think Derek’s patience has increased over the years. Last year, I believe his OBP was the highest of his career. It’s a good sign for Jeter’s continued effectiveness in the coming years.
In defense of J. Wright, he did have to wait 40 minutes before going out there again. Actually, his performance just plain stunk.
Can we send Jaret Wright + $30 million to Atlanta for Leo Mazzone?
Right now, we’d settle for Leo McGarry, from West Wing. (But we’d rather have Tim Hudson than either.)
I dunno…I’d be more worried than happy after last night’s game. The offense you know will work. That’s not an issue. The pitching is what Yankee fans need to worry about and Wright just doesn’t have it.
It’s cool that the Yanks allowed more than twice as many runs to the Rays last night as Boston allowed in three games.
Actually, Jeter’s OBP last year was the WORST of his career — only .352. He has been over .400 twice (1999 and 2000 (and almost 2003)).
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