Monday, April 13, 2009
Yankees get Whacked
The New York Yankees were whacked by the Tampa Bay Rays tonight by a score of 15-5. Chien-Ming Wang was lit up again giving up 8 runs in 1+inning. His era is 28.73 right now, this was just an embarrassing game, it was so bad that Nick Swisher, no you saw that right Nick Swisher had to pitch. The really sad thing about the game is Nick Swisher pitched a scoreless inning which was the best pitching performance of the night for the Yankees. Jonathan Albaladejo pitched 3 innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. Edwar Ramirez pitched 2 innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Phil Coke continued his bad pitching with 1 inning of 1 hit, 3 runs with 2 walks. He should of got out of the inning if not for miscommunication in the infield leading to a dropped popout. Nick Swisher also continued his hot hitting with a solo homerun, Jorge Posada was 2-4 with 2 rbis. Xavier Nady, Jose Molina, Cody Ransom, Robinson Cano all had one hit and Melky Cabrera was 2-4 with a rbi. The Yankees will try and erase this horrible game tomorrow with A.J. Burnett on the mound against Matt Garza. I have a feeling a long reliever will be coming up and I wouldn't be suprised to see Phil Coke getting sent down. I expect that Dave Robertson and Mark Melancon will be in the pen by the middle of the summer giving it a different look with more power arms. If you are wondering the last time a positon player pitched for the Yankees was 1997 when Wade Boggs did it.