“Total domination” was probably the headline tonight. Game 3 carries with it the same caveats as Game 2, but at least we have some smiles on our faces.
A.J. Burnett looked great. With the pitching matchup today, we saw the difference between a 70 win team and a division-winning team. The Yankees probably aren’t going to have to roll out that many Alfredo Simons this year, and certainly not too many Brian Basses. He was pulled a bit early, but its his first start.
Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano, both coming off disappointing years, are looking hot. Tom pointed out in the game thread that Cano is taking more pitches than usual. We’ll have some meaningful data on that subject in 4-5 more games, and I we’ll see what the result is. A strong Nick Swisher could displace Hideki Matsui from the starting lineup.
Mark Teixeira had a good day. I don’t know how long it will be until we can start to judge whether or not he had a strong start, but he’ll be much more likely to earn his paychecks if he can shrug off his April problems. The last time that he did not start slow was 2006, when he hit a 131 OPS+ in April but just 129 on the season, so we should be careful not to read too much into his start.
The bullpen came in and did not allow a base runner for almost four innings. That is always pretty.
Now on to Kansas City. I’m calling it now: Kansas City breaks .500 this season.
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