Friday, April 8, 2011
Embarrassing Day for NY Teams, Manny Caught & Quits
Scum 9, Good Guys 6 at Scumway Park this afternoon.
WP: John Lackey, 1-1, and he was really too wild to deserve the victory. Jonathan Papelbon got the save, obviously his 1st of the season. LP: Bartolo Colon, 0-1, although with 2 1-2-3 innings before 1 bad inning, he didn’t deserve the loss nearly as much as Phil Hughes, who was awful (after 2 games, his season ERA is now 16.50), or Boone Logan, who also allowed his run and showed that Aaron should have been the last Boone to wear Pinstripes.
Alex Rodriguez (outed as a steroid user but not while he was a Yankee) hit his 3rd homer of the season to tie it up at 6-6, get Hughes off the hook, and get revenge from getting plunked earlier in the game. Odd how he gets hit by the Red Sox more than by all other teams combined. But David Ortiz (outed as a steroid user with the Red Sox) got 2 big hits, and no one plunked him.
In the 9th inning, the Sox fans were chanting, "Yankees suck!" The sum of their wisdom. Hey, Chowdaheads: 27 to 0 since 1918!
On a related subject, Manny Ramirez has apparently retired. He cut a deal: If I leave the game, you won’t suspend me for flunking another steroid test.
1918 * Forever.
Manny Being Retired ends his career with 555 home runs. For all the good it'll do him. As somebody (it might have been The Last Angry Fan, see link to the right) put it, right now, Manny has as much chance of getting into the Hall of Fame as Garth Iorg.
Ivan Nova vs. Clay Buchholz at 1:00 tomorrow. Gotta beat The Scum.
This leaves the Tampa Bay Duffel Bags as the last winless team in the majors this season. They get underway against the Chicago White Sox in about an hour.
The Mets, as I type this, are losing their home opener 6-2 in the 8th. Against the Washington Nationals. The Mess usually win their home opener. This is not a good sign for them.
At this point, the only good sign for the Mets might be the STOP sign.
UPDATE: The 6-2 score held.