Alright so the Yankees lost REALLY ugly last night. Here’s what was going through my head while the game was going on:
–As someone who loves baseball, it was at least a little cool to watch Romero work. He pitched excellently last night and had the Yankees totally off balance. This isn’t to say that they didn’t help him by swinging early in the count, but Romero just owned them.
–Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter can start being Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter any time now. Both guys have OBPs below .340. And, as Steve said in the comments of my Jeter article yesterday, maybe it’s time to think about dropping Alex down in the lineup as well. Perhaps it’ll take a bit of pressure off of Alex’s back if he and Cano swap places until A-Rod heats back up.
–In a similar vein to what I just said, what would you guys offer Jeter in the offseason? At this point, I think I’d rather overpay in money to be able to go short on years. I’d bite a 3/50-55 bullet, but I’d prefer 2/40.
–Dustin Moseley did a better job than his line will suggest. The last homer he gave up was the only real mistake that he made and I absolutely loved all the groundballs he was getting at the beginning of the game.
–Michael Kay made a comment that I hope was sarcastic about not knowing we have muscles in our thumbs. Once a game, Kay says something along these lines that makes him look so incredibly stupid. I have to think he’s doing this on purpose.
–And, finally, in non-A-Rod Milestone news, we’re still waiting on Austin Kearns’s first Yankee hit.