Monday, May 11, 2009

Yankees win using the long ball

Teixeira, Cano, and Damon all belted home runs yesterday to beat the O's and finally win a series taking 2 out of 3 in Baltimore.

For the second start in a row, Joba got roughed up in the first inning, climaxed by Huff's 3 run homer, and then he settled down, shutting out the Birds until turning the ball over to the 'pen in the seventh.

Considering his fired up attitude, one can only presume he is so excited to start that he just loses concentration. It sure isn't his lack of ability, as once he gets over the first inning problem, he is almost unhittable.

Rookie catcher Cervelli continues to impress with his enthusiasm and his ablity. He may become part of the long line of great Yankee catchers. It's funny how some teams have so many outstanding players at one position, and the Yankees certainly have a long line of catchers who were All-Stars, and some who were Hall of Famers.

Bill Dickey and Yogi (does he even need a last name?) both shared number 8, and are enshrined at Cooperstown. Elston Howard, Thurman Munson (my favorite Yankee ever,) and Jorge Posada were all perennial All Stars. Will Cervelli be next? He seems to have the zest for playing. Only time will tell.

Today is a travel day, and a series against Toronto starts on Tuesday.

Go Yankees

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