Pitching: A.J. Burnett RHP vs. Alfredo Simon (See-moan) RHP
The Yankees lost their second consecutive game to start the season, but their hitting wasn't really to blame, though Teix was miserable. 5 runs should be enough for the Yankees to win every single game this year, that is how good their rotation is. Every Yankee fan who watched the last two games will agree, the offense was not impressive...and if they pulled 5 runs out of their asses like they did the first two games, imagine what it will be when everyone's clicking.
The Yankees will be fine, it's only 2 games, Wang will bounce back, CC will bounce back, Teixeira will be a beast. A.J. Burnett does however need to stop the bleeding before ESPN and sportscenter jump all over it saying the 2009 New York Yankees are a big bust, those Red Sox nation bastards...
...back later with updates from the game...
Update 11:29: Peter Abraham over on his blog did a little research on Eiji Sawamura, if you don't know who that is... i reccomend reading this.
Update 1:38: the first pitch to Jeter is a ball...
Update 1:48: Johnny Damon just made an amazing play reaching into the stands battling fans for the ball.
Update 1:50: first strike out by a Yankee starter this year.... and it's the 3rd game of the season.... sad.... A.J. Burnett... our savior!!
Update 2:06: Sidney Ponson is pitching for the Royals tomorrow... atleast i know there is no way we go 0-4...
Update 2:28: Brian Roberts.... singled to center scoring pie. 1-0 orioles.
Update 2:37: A.J. Burnett just struck out Aubrey huff with the bases loaded... love to see that kind of emotion from a starter.
Update 2:39: Mark Teixeira just crushed a ball over the left center field fence for a homerun... 1-1 now.. YEEEEAA BABYYY!!
Update 2:42: "Cano becomes the walking man" ... yes.
Update 2:47: Nick Swisher just flyed one out to right for a homerun. 3-1 Yankees.
Update 3:00: Luke Scott just homered to center. 3-2 Yankees.
Update 3:31: Swisher just smashed one past Ty Wiggington, 4-2 Yankees are in bussiness.
Update 3:36: Huuuuge error by Bass there, 2 runs score and the Yankees are still threatening. 6-2 Yankees.
Update 3:46: Derek Jeter hit into a double play with runners on the corners and 1 out. 7-2 Yankees. going to the bottom of the 6th now.
Update 4:14: i wasn't around to watch it, but apparently Robinson Cano hit a 2 run homerun, it's now 9-2 Yankees bottom seven.
Update 4:40: Ok, Nick Swisher should start for the yankees... somehow... 5 RBIs today. 11-2 Yankees.