Vazquez threw well, but there is only so many times your offense can bail you out. Sometimes, pitching like crap all the time, the offense feels pressure to score a lot of runs. Today, he was snakebit, because he pitched well enough to win, but they didn't score, lost 2-0. They've scored 23 R in his 6 starts, so just under 4 R/Game isn't the Yankees run support a pitcher is used to. Sometimes, you take your lumps - to the tune of a 1-4 record with a 8.10 ERA. I hope, I truly hope, this was his stepping stone to what he's capable of in pinstripes. 5 H, 2 BB, 7 K in 7 IP - quality start, build off it.
The Yankees just busted it open in Game 2 of the double-dip, with 6 in the 9th off ex-Yank Phil Coke. Brett Gardner is the MAN!! Hitting .337, 16 SB - I mean he'll hit .250 with his speed alone, and he seems to be learning to hit a little bit, scary. Speed kills, and as long as he keeps on keeping on, the Yanks will be dangerous. He's got 16, Granderson has only 4, Jeter 3, A-Rod and Canó 2 each. There's always a threat of a SB, and when that creeps into a pitcher's mind, and he loses focus on a hitter, boom, trouble.
Speed Kills!! Look at the best teams in their division - TB Rays (Crawford 9, Upton 7, Zobrist 6, Longoria 5); SD Padres (Headley 9, Gwynn and Venable 8, Cabrera 4); Texas Rangers (Andrus 14, Cruz 5, Guerrero and Borbón 4).
Run til they catch you, and I bet the rest of the division will be trying to keep up. Bed time. Bye.