Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pettitte's Got Game

Andy Pettitte pitched a fantastic game, striking out 9 batters in 7 scoreless innings. The most impressive thing to watch is his pick off move. Andy picked off a runner at first today and it was a thing of beauty. Pettitte has one of the best moves ever and more pitchers should watch video of Andy's work.

Jason Giambi is on a personal crusade to prove me wrong when I said the Yanks should cut him loose earlier in the season. Giambi knocked in homers 16 and 17 today. He's been on an absolute tear lately.

Billy Traber has been brought back as a lefty situational reliever, and was effective getting the out he needed tonight. Jose Veras struggled a bit, giving up 2 hits.

Morgan Ensberg has been signed by the Indians. It's not surprising that someone picked up Ensberg, he's a decent backup if you have a particular need, but he didn't fit in on this Yankees roster.

Jorge Posada is hitting well in his return from the DL and has significantly contributed offensively.

The Yanks have won 5 straight but are still 5.5 games out of first. If they can continue to win like this, they'll creep up further in the standings, but it's still hard for me to imagine them in the playoffs this year.

It's looking like the Bombers will try to get by with Geise filling in for Wang, but despite all the talk, I wouldn't be surprised to see them pick up a veteran if they can get one for the right price.

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