Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Another Close One - Yankees 6, Toronto 4

This was one of those games that the Despiser described so well the other day - Yankees against a bad team, Yankees with three times the payroll, and it ends up being a very close one. The Sox showed the Yankees how to play bad teams last night, shutting out KC behind Kason Gabbard.

Igawa had another awful outing, and is starting to give Pavano a run for his money as worst Yankee pitcher signing of the decade.

And I wonder how long Andy Phillips will stay hot. I wouldn't bet on it lasting too long. But as long as he fades in September, when it counts the most, I've got no complaints.

If you're rooting for a Yankee-free October, you've gotta hope Phillips plays well through the trading deadline, so the Yanks don't get a guy like Teixera to boost their chances. Then again, to get Teixera, they'll have to part with some great young arms. It's unclear what the better outcome is here. But I'd be shocked if Phillips keeps hitting like this the rest of the year.

6 comments:

RS Bat Boy said...

Doc Holiday makes a house call tonight at the Stadium and gives the Red Sox what they need: A 10 game lead!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Toronto Beat you guys 2 out of 3 One Game Was 6-5 And one game was 2-1. And yet you Say that the yankees Should learn From boston How to beat up on a bad team. The same team That beat you the past Weekend. Your Crazy

Manny Ortiz said...

Get your facts straight - they split the series. Granted, they lost a couple of one-run games, but I'll be first to tell you the Sox should've taken three of four. Then again, when you've got a 9-game lead,you can't go crazy.

And the way Gabbard shut down the Royals was a textbook win.

Anonymous said...

In other Words Its ok for the red sox to "loose" Two Close games to the jays. but when the yanks "WIN" a close game on the jays there is a problem...? i know you hate the yanks but you gota atleast make sense...

Anonymous said...

Yesterday A shut Out against kc Huh. How bout Today Redsux Pitching Giving Up 9 runs Against the almighty KC..

Manny Ortiz said...

Never said it was OK for the Sox to split against the Jays. And tonight was a terrible job by Wake and the rest of the team. Inexcusable. But they're still in first with a big lead, so I can't complain too much.