Saturday, April 16, 2016
Posted by Alphonso at 5:35 PM
As many of you know, I have a ritual every time CC Sabathia pitches. I sit with a shot glass and a bottle of Canadian Club and have a shot for every scoreless inning CC pitches.
Today, I had to stretch the rules to get 4 shots. That is not going to do it for me, folks. That is like two highballs.
The Yankees did double their scoring output from last night, so I guess things are trending up. Tomorrow, the "battle of the high end Japanese pitchers," should see us plate 4 runs, if my theory of geometric progression proves correct.
Our bullpen did great. Carlos was off the charts great. Castro had a fine day. Pretty much everyone else sucked. Romine showed that he is rarely on base, as he got caught in the rundown leading off second when Gardy spanked ( and I use this word advisedly ) a come-backer to the pitcher. An amateurish base-running mistake. If Sanchez were hitting above .050 in AAA, they might just send Romine back on the bus.
0-12 as a team today and yesterday with runners in scoring position. A-Rod 0-5 with 3 K's ( today only. He rested last night ).
Here is a thought: Let's make Carlos the DH and put Judge in right field. Add some youth, a lot of offense, and upgrade the defense all in one move.
Send A-Rod to Nashville ( is Bobby Meecham still there?). Release him. Show that the Yankees are not simply brain-dead.
Seriously, at some point the plug must be pulled on A-Rod as a $25 million a year guy. He ain't gonna pull it.
He stays at the heart of our line-up, because everyone is afraid to face the truth, and act upon it. Joe says it is early yet. Yogi said, " it can get late early."
I need a drink.