Well, Double G Sports is kicking my butt right now, as my two heavy hitters Arod and Werth are both killing my batting scores. The Yankees are winning, thank god and Arod has been awful considering he was my first pick. Werth and the beat-up Phillies are sure to turn it around at some point.
The Yankees knew what they had to do coming into the new Target Field. Following a disastrous two weeks of unlucky injuries and evident struggles, some wins were needed.
Hopefully, the team’s confidence is up after taking the first two games against the Minnesota Twins.
The Yankees are not the most graceful group right now, but they have pulled together enough to win. With Granderson and Posada returning shortly it will help relieve some pressure.
Fact is the Twins are a great ballclub; so beating them is not easy for any team. The Twins ‘M & M boys’ (Mauer and Morneau) are by far the best 3 and 4 hitters in the game and lead in most batting categories league-wide.
AJ Burnett and Andy Pettitte rocked on the mound in both wins. It was a far cry from just a week ago, as everything seemed hopeless so it was a comforting turn.
David Robertson was solid in relief for the third time, which is a good sign for the bullpen.
Derek Jeter, both offensively and defensively, has been superb. He looks locked in right now. The Captain is such a natural leader, and he plays the part to a tee. This team needs their Captain, and he knows it.
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The Mets and Yankees are tied at one game each, making tonight’s game even more powerful.
The Subway Series is more than just three games inter-league play, and it is only about winning a series, because the ego of New York City is on the line. It is a victory for the fans.
Both the Mets and Yankees fans could not have wished for better, with the pitching match-up featuring Johan Santana vs. CC Sabathia.
Both are their own team’s aces; both have won the CY Young award; and both are two of the most feared pitchers in baseball.
Tonight should be bold and could be one for the history books in what’s likely to be a battle.
Let’s look at both pitchers negatives, as the positives are straightforward, so there is shared PROS category.
JOHAN SANTANA (NYM) vs. CC SABATHIA (NYY)
PROS (for both CC and Johan):
If Sabathia and Santana bring their a-game, they are two of the best in MLB, and they win.
Against both, a batters situation becomes much harder. It is all about catching the one or two minor mistakes CC or Johan do, and capitalize on it. This should be entertaining considering now the Yankees bill is as fickle as the Mets.
Wright, Bay, Arod, and Tex will have to rise to the occasion ASAP.JOHAN SANTANA:
Santana’s momentum has been down, and he has not gone 7 innings deep into a game yet this season.
Yankee hitters will try and shake Santana early in the count by swinging at more pitches, as this has proven to use against him. Hitters will try and let Santana be up in the count immediately, which has caused Santana’s inaccuracy, and easier to reach by driving up his pitch count.
Santana has to keep an eye on Derek Jeter who has a .423 average against him, with four doubles, one homer and five RBIs in 26 at-bats.