Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Jobarrific

The debut of Joba Chamberlain was not without its difficulties. 2 innings of work was nice, but 33 pitches was uncharacteristically inefficient, especially considering the 2 walks. Understanding that this was his MLB debut though, I'll take two scoreless and a 9.00 K-rate any day of the week. This is going to be a lot of fun.

Clemens getting ejected was silly. Toronto are sorry-ass whiners. I agree that A-Rod's little deek move in May was unnecessary for a player of his caliber, it's hardly worth all the pent up hostility that has had Blue Jays pitchers hunting for him with baseballs. I like that Clemens hit Rios. We should get the lead and do it again tomorrow. Mind you, we can't afford to have any suspensions at this point, when things have turned around, but there is room for justice. Pick your spots and push back a little.

Melky Cabrera is a superman. How is he doing this? The real question is, how long can he keep it up? Is he capable of translating any portion of the .357/.398/.571 batting line that he's put up since the All Star break? We didn't get a large enough sample size of Melky in the minors to know what he's capable of becoming. There isn't any real precedent to help us. I hope he can produce a .300/.370/.450 line in center field with great defense. That would be a beautiful bargain for the Yankees going forward.

Fun stuff ladies and gents. See you tomorrow. Go Yanks!!