Yes, Chien-Ming Wang was a thousand shades of awful in last night's game. But I also took a few hopeful things away from the evening:
* The Yankee bullpen looked pretty strong yesterday. Edwar Ramirez, Jonathan Albaladejo, and Jose Veras held the Orioles to zero hits and three walks over four plus innings.
* The Yankee hitters, led by Derek Jeter's homer, got a good rally going in the ninth. Mark Teixeira got his first hit of the year, and it was an important one - it helped extend the rally. At least the Yanks went down fighting last night.
And geez, it's only two games. The Yankees lost their first two in 1998 as well.
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A.J. Burnett is making his Yankee debut today. Maybe, if he wins, he can also debut complicated handshakes for every player, the way Johan Santana did on Tuesday:
David Lennon of Newsday interviewed Santana about the handshakes:
When told that it looks complicated, Santana disagreed, saying, "When you look at someone, they know exactly what to do."
What is this, the hokey pokey? Is that what it's all about? Sheesh.
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