– *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*
Alfredo Aceves (5-1) vs. Francisco Liriano (4-8)
*You read correctly, Ace is in the place tomarrow folks. (It’s about time this guy gets a shot at starting…) His ERA has been microscopic the entire season, and ‘reliable’ is an understatement. I personally think he should of been penciled-in over Wang a while ago – we’ll see if my ‘foot’s in my mouth’ when tomarrow’s game ends… Doubt it.
– *MAN… BOSTON WON’T LOSE!*
The Yankees inched past the Twins 4-3 today, but despite our 6 game win streak… the Red Sox can’t seem to lose! We’ve been “1 game behind” for days now, and it’s painful to see us play so well – but maintain second in the AL east…
A.J. Burnett “earned his money” tonight, going 6.1 innings – and allowing only 2 earned runs. This means that Burnett, Sabathia, and Pettitte have breached the 8 win mark – and are showing no signs of ‘winding down’ any time soon. I don’t care what anybody says – I’d rather have our rotation begin the season shakey, picking up the slack when it’s neccessary – as opposed to beginning the season on fire, and fizzling out down the stretch. (*Cough* – Greinke…) Losses are losses, but sitting a single game behind Boston leaves no room for error. Beckett’s an excellent pitcher… Wakefield has 11 wins at this point… They’re an incredible team. You’re either on the same level, or you’re not… I know we have what it takes to shut ’em down, and when the next series rolls around – we’re out for blood. You’ll see…
Brett Gardner had a 2 run single last night. I’m 99% sure he’ll be crowned rookie of the year this season – and that’s all that needs to be written regarding the matter. Look at the man’s stats… he’s leading rookies in every catagory at this point.
Here’s a look at what else went down:
JETER: 2 for 5, 1 run
POSADA: 2 for 3, 1 run
CANO: 1 for 3, 1 run
GARDNER: 1 for 4, 2 RBI
BURNETT: 6.1 IP, 2 ER, 2 K’s