So here’s Matt’s Week in Review for the past week.
I started off with examining A.J. Burnett’s success with the curveball during his game against the Royals on Sunday. I said Phil Hughes should pay attention to this, and he did drop ten curveballs in his six inning, two run, six strikeout performance yesterday. I’m glad he was able to do that. Now, he just needs to work in the changeup more (he didn’t throw ANY yesterday).
My second Monday post pitted the offenses of the SOB’s and High Sox and found out that the SOB’s have the “better” offense by the smallest of margins.
On Tuesday, my 11 AM article dealt with Javy Vazquez’s fear of going inside on Monday night. This start just really irked me. Though there were times when he’d given up more runs and what not, Monday was literally the worst I saw Javy look this season. Something is definitely up with him, and it’s much more than a dead arm.
I vented a little bit at 3 PM and as I expected, things are a lot better now. Nothing will soothe frustration like scoring six, 9, and 11 runs in consecutive games. Keep it rolling, offense!
Wednesday saw musings on Andy Pettitte’s injury and an FJMing. I’m over the Harper thing; he’s just blowing smoke for the sake of blowing smoke, though the lone comment on the article does raise a good point. There is definitely an argument to be made for Damon as DH over Johnson as DH. Still, though, I’m not horribly angry at the move or anything.
As for Pettitte’s injury, nothing’s going to get any easier. The only thing we can hope for is that some combination of Yankee starters like Dustin Moseley and Ivan Nova and whoever can tread water until September when the 40-man reinforcements arrive.
Thoughts from Wednesday night and wondering about Kerry Wood showed up on Thursday. I stand behind what I said about Wood: I still think he could be useful as a bullpen member in 2011. I’m still not settled on money, but something in the $2-4M range seems okay to me. However, if Wood ends up finishing the year strong and (hopefully) has a strong playoff run, some other team will probably offer him a closer’s job.
As for today’s work, just scroll down to see my post on HOPE Week, and that’s my week here at TYU!
I’ll be at the game tonight with my dad in Section 213 so stop on over and say hello. This is what I look like. I do, however, have a new hat. Anyway, if you’re at the game, feel free to say hello. It’d be totally cool to meet some readers.
Have a good weekend, Yankee fans.
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