Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Lousy Night for Yankee Despisers: Junkees 7, White Sox 3

Is Tyler Clippard this year's Aaron Small? The guy threw 89 pitches in 5 innings, walked three and gave up five hits, but a win is a win, and it doesn't matter how ugly it may have been. And the bottom line is that if he keeps winning games, even if they aren't pretty, that's all that matters.

That said, let's be fair. The White Sox offense is pathetic. You have a bunch of guys right around the Mendoza line, and horrible power. They're dead last in the AL in slugging percentage at .368. And they play in a pretty good hitter's ballpark.

This was an old-time Yankee win, reminding me of the dark years of '96 through 2000. Tons of hits, rallies, solid pitching.... Drives me crazy. Can't criticize any of the hitters, all of whom got at least one hit, 17 in total.

Only thing we can pick on is the bullpen, although Proctor was solid. Farnsworthless gave up a run in one inning, and Bruney had to be rescued by Charlie Brown after surrendering a hit and a couple of walks.

But the bottom line is that the Junkees won the game, and that's never a good thing. It's scary that a lot of the stinkers are heating up at the same time.

- Prediction: I know it's early, but here it is: Clemens shuts down the mighty Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, getting Junkee fans all horny.

1 comment:

Peter N said...

My prediction, as optimistic as always......."Roger has to leave after allowing 4 runs over the first 3 innings and feeling tightness in his "fatigued" groin. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are coming off 2 straight wins against the A's on Wednesday and Thursday, and a Friday night victory over the Diamondbacks.....their mini- June swoon is gone."

Fiction by Peter N. Soon to be fact? I can only hope. I like your blog, and thanks for stopping at mine.