Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yankees Win Wild One

Sir Sidney Ponson got shellacked. Things looked fine early on then the wheels came off. Given the Pinstripers recent offensive performances, all looked lost. In the end, Rangers manager Ron Washington (ironic isn't it, considering the Rangers used to be the Washington Senators) turned his pitching situation into an utter fiasco, bringing in a rookie to face off against some of the Yankees' best hitters.

The Bomber bats took off and plenty of walks helped run up the score. Not even Kyle Farnsworth and LaTroy Hawkins combined could blow this lead. Brett Gardner finally got a hit and added another stolen base. Melky Cabrera had the night off and was unable to further his hitting slump.

The numbers on Sidney Ponson were bad, 5.0 innings, 9 hits and 7 earned runs. Is Giese available to jump back into the starting rotation?

Earlier in the day, Hank Steinbrenner was complaining that the offense wasn't living up to it's potential, and implied that some of the players were getting a bit soft. At this point in the season, I have to agree. Injuries continue to take their toll on the team, however, and the loss of Matsui hurts dearly.

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