Friday, July 11, 2008

Hitting Goes MIA

Once again the lowly Pirates bested the Yankees, and Jorge Posada does his best to poison the atmosphere in the clubhouse.

Mike Mussina pitched six full innings giving up nine hits but only two runs. Not a bad outing in the end. Jose Veras gave up just as many runs in one inning of work, displaying the typical Jeckyl and Hyde behavior so common among Yankee relievers. A few great outings, then some bad outings. Like Forrest Gump would say, "You never know what you're gonna get."

Jorge Posada played first base last night, apparently still having a bit of trouble with his shoulder. Girardi had Molina starting as catcher every day this week and Jorge was DHing earlier. Being the whiney dirtbag that he's become lately, Jorge made several heated comments explaining how he doesn't like playing first base and how he's a starting catcher. Brian Cashman - we all know Jorge can hit, if you can find anyone out there willing to make a deal to take this guy off our hands, please do! To further solidify his comments on how he's not a first baseman, Jorge missed an off-target throw from Jeter to first. Players who shoot their mouths off too much, start pouting publicly to the media and think their above getting moved around really annoy the heck out of me. I've got zero respect for Posada right now. Shut up and play the game and give your best effort, no matter where you end up on the field. I think the rather large contract you have with the Yankees obliges you to try a little harder.

There wasn't too much else going on with last night's game. The Yankee's just didn't get the job done at the plate.

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