Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Posted by Alphonso at 11:36 AM
1. Losing on opening day will remind every player on the Yankees that they are in for a battle. They aren't going to win this thing, just by showing up.
2. Gardy was crushing the ball. Hammering a home run and a near home run.
3. Gardy was our RBI machine. My fears about his weak-hitting in Florida were ill founded.
4. Our starting pitcher struck out 6 in four innings. And his arm came out great.
5. The relief pitcher who walked three in the ninth, got out unscathed.
6. Our three hits were spread around, indicating a pretty balanced attack.
7. Didi learned a lesson when he tried to steal third ( and was easily gunned down ) with two on and two out, ending any potential Yankee threat. Let's be honest, the possibility, then, of a three run HR was about zero. The possibility of a Yankee three run HR ever, is practically zero.
8. Pretty much every one in the bullpen got a chance to pitch in the stadium, on opening day. Only our tag-team closers were held back.
9. We scored a run for every error we committed. Now the coaches know, we have to work on defense.
10. Not a single Yankee ( except for Gardy's HR ) did anything notable on offense or defense, once again, indicating balance.
So what's next?
We have to correct errors in the field, which caused a flock of unearned runs.
we have to up our run production to at least double the opening day output.
We need our starters to give us more than 4 innings, and an outing ERA of 9.00.
We have to be smart on the bases, when we get there.
We fans have to drink a lot.