The Greatest Game

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Lieber comes through 

Lieber thankfully pitched a game like the old Lieber of a couple of years ago. 8 innings, 5 hits, no walks, 6 strike outs. Very refreshing! With the way the Yankees' pitching has been this year so far, we really need Lieber to: 1. stay healthy, and 2. continue to pitch like this. In his 8 innings, he only threw 101 pitches (I would guess that he's on a pitch count of 100) and threw 76 of them for strikes. Two-thirds of the outs were on the ground, but (partially) because he works at such a brisk pace, his fielders committed no errors. The Yankee defense continues to play well behind their new stable of groundball pitchers.

Flaherty, in his first full game as Posada's replacement went 0-4 with a passed ball. Why is he batting in front of Cairo? Cairo is batting .244 this season while Flaherty is batting a whopping .130. OUCH! Hopefully Jorge will rebound from his broken shnozolla very quickly. I see him DH'ing a bit in order to get him back in the lineup quicker, though Ruben Sierra has been creaming the ball lately (he hit his 3rd HR of the year today, and has 17 RBI and he's batting .343). Ruben was even intentionally walked - RUBEN SIERRA INTENTIONALLY WALKED!!! - because Flaherty was batting behind him today. Who would have ever thunk that Sierra would be intentionally walked!?!?! You gotta love baseball!!!

I'm glad I'm back blogging again.
# posted by shawn : 5/13/2004 03:22:00 PM -
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