Joe Torre did an excellent job last night.
Here’s another: We’re back in first place (albeit tied).
Here’s another: It’s great to see the Captain back on the field, turning DPs, hitting and stealing bases.
Another: Nice to see the Yankees come out on top of a pitching duel.
Managing a baseball team looks pretty easy when your starter goes into the 8th and all your relievers are on.
airk, I agree, except if I’m gonna be critical of Torre when things go wrong (and I’ve been guilty of bitching about his use of certain players), then I’m going to have credit him when things go right. I can’t think of any mismanagement on his part last night. He took Wang out at the right time, used Myers correctly, and put out a good line-up.
The one problem I have with Torre is how, unlike all this talk about veterans, he keeps using Melky in the 2 hole. This guy just isn’t a good enough replacement, as much hoped for Sheff or Matsui in the lineup. I understand Jeter and Giambi have been hurt and there has been a hole here, but he just doesn’t get it done in that spot. Great fielder, sub par hitter, terrible two spot hitter. Other than that well managed baseball game.
I don’t know know about that, NS. Melky’s been walking a lot. His OBP is above .370. Who else would you out as the #2 hitters considering the injuries right now? I think he’s a good choice for that slot.
Melky’s numbers from the 2 hole:
8 games, 31 abs, 8 runs, 6 hits, 1 xbh, 2 rbis, .194 avg, .342 obp, .226 slg.
Those numbers just don’t cut it on a team that believed to have the best lineup to start off the year. I would suggest Posada, he has been red hot this year, and has a tremendous OBP of .419, yeah maybe you need him to knock some guys in but he can move Damon along and get on base more for arod and giambi/jeter, whoever is in the 3/4 hole.
BTW, I am a Sox fan (which can be told by my user name) and was wondering what yankee websites the yankees fans on this site visit most often. I know of all the Red Sox sites, most popular DirtDogs and SoSH and was wondering if any Yanks fans could give a small list of there favorites, I always like to hear news from the evil empire too.
Bronx Banter and Was Watching are my favorites. Steve Goldman’s Pinstriped Bible and Blog are also must-reads. Actually, the sidebar has links to very good Yanks blogs.
I go to Bronx Banter. The guys that run it are very, very intelligent when it comes to the game. The talk there is very civil and baseball oriented, no flame-throwing on the Sox or stuff like that. Likewise, some of the posters there are very savy when it comes to the game. The link to it is on this site. If you want to get a good feel for what a lot of hard core Bomber fans talk about, go there.
Waswatching, Futility Infielder, Pinstriped Bible, Bronx Banter, for this Soxfan.
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