The Blue Jays are new and improved and have beat our beloved Bronx bombers for a second straight day. But you know what, even if the Jays take the season series from the Yankees which wont happen, The Jays are not quite there to compete with the big dogs. Give them another year or maybe two and the East will be mighty interesting but right now they are going to finish this season right where they are now, third.
Even though the Yankees lost today and Mark Teixeira struck out five times. (no you don’t have to worry about Mark he will be fine, he will get his HR and when he gets hot he will be the best hitter in the league) There is a bunch of good things for the Yankees that continued in this game. 1. Andy Pettite: He has been incredible. Almost two good,he struck out ten batters giving up two runs on five hits over 7 innings. Thats going to win a lot of games over the course of a season. 2. Jeter’s batting average is back over.300 after having two hits. As a matter of fact there are six Yankees that are batting .295 or better from their starting nine. 3.The bull pen although not quite good enough showed signs of getting back to normal. Park, Marte, Robertson and Chamberlain all pitched well. The Yankees are 1st in overall batting average 2nd in RBI’s and 2nd in hits so don’t worry. Tomorrow the Yankees get to face Brandon Marrow who is 4-4 with an ERA north of 6 and is allowing right handed hitters to bat .323 against him. So as though it pains me to say it Vazquez is going to be the Yankees best chance. Actually Javy has been great his last few outings so I am optimistic about him pitching tomorrow. In his last outing Vazquez struck out seven and walked one in one of his best starts of the season. He breezed through the first five innings in 61 pitches and only got into real trouble in the seventh, when he worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam. By the time his night was through, he had thrown first-pitch strikes to 19 of 26 hitters, demonstrating terrific command of his fastball that was simply nonexistent in the first month of the season. He’s now allowed two or fewer runs in three of his last four starts.
So a hat tip goes to the Blue Jays for taking the Bombers to the Woodshed the last couple of days, but fear not my friends it wont happen again.