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Saturday, May 22, 2010

More thoughts on Friday's Yankees-Mets matchup

A few random observations about last night's win:

* Biggest thing I'm taking away from the evening was the excellent pitching performance by Javier Vazquez. I'm very happy that he did so well. I know it's the Mets, but still.

* But I'm not happy that he had to get taken out of the game after hurting his hand while bunting. I hate pitchers batting!

* And how about that Kevin Russo? It always seems like the newest Yankee does well in the Subway Series. Remember Tyler (The Yankee) Clippard shutting down the Mets?

* Whatever happened to David Wright, anyway? You know, the guy who beat the great Mariano Rivera a few years ago in the Subway Series? That player seems to be long gone. I used to see Yankee fans refer to the last season or two of Bernie Williams as him being The Ghost of Bernie Williams. Well, we're seeing The Ghost of David Wright now!

* Hmmmm, maybe Squawker Jon is right. Wright should give the Great Gazoo helmet a try again! Cervelli looks very cool in it when he's getting big hits!

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1 comment:

Uncle Mike said...

Poor David Wright, a nobody at 23, washed up at 27.

Let's not get carried away here. He still has an OPS+ of 128. He's got 8 homers and 30 RBIs, one-third of the way through the season, which would be 24 and 90, pretty strong considering he's in a pitchers' park. (Too bad for him the pitchers in question are Yankees!)

I just found out why Fox bumped today's game to 7:00: The European Champions League soccer final. (Internazionale Milano 2, Bayern Munchen 0.) We got pushed back by soccer. Not that long ago, that would have had me asking, "Is that the lowest?" But those teams have home crowds that would make the Yankees envious, never mind the Mets.