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Nuthin' Doin'

On a frigid night in Detroit, C.C. Sabathia gave up two hard hit balls to start the first and the Tigers scored two runs before the inning was over. Later on, two more runs scored off Sabathia–bunch of dunkers. The big fella wasn’t on his A-game, still, he was impressive, bending without breaking. It was a grind but also a fun performance, watching him compete–“gritty and gutty,” in the parlance of our times.

On the other hand, Brad Penny was effective for the Tigers but brutal to sit through. “If you have to write a term paper,” said John Sterling at one point early in the game, “you can do it between pitches.” Bob Lorenz and John Flaherty, the decidedly no-frills announcing team for YES, were calm and sober, a welcome departure from the usual YES histrionics. The Bombers were a sorry sight on the base paths and not much better at the plate, although Jorge Posada hit the ball hard a couple of times and is starting to swing the bat well.

Oh, well. A night to forget as the Tigers end their seven-game losing streak.

Final Score: Tigers 4, Yanks 2.

[Picture by Alfred Eisenstaedt]

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1 Mattpat11   ~  May 3, 2011 10:56 pm

I don't think anyone expected the Tigers to lose ten straight.

Lets start a two game losing streak for them tomorrow.

2 Yankee Mama   ~  May 3, 2011 11:39 pm

[1] You certainly know how your team works. Lol.

I just watched some of the Yankee base running on replay. What has gotten into them?I hope that is the end of a two game strange base running streak.

I agree about Lorenz and Flaherty. They actually have some silences. I didn't realize how agreeable that is.

3 Simone   ~  May 4, 2011 7:34 am

Alex, the new design is visually appealing. Congrats!

4 Alex Belth   ~  May 4, 2011 9:36 am

The occasional silence is comforting and welcome.

5 OldYanksFan   ~  May 4, 2011 10:59 am

Alex... Have you considered using a font like Arial or Verdana for the comment section? It's easier on the eyes for us OldYanksFans... especially with a non-white background.

6 OldYanksFan   ~  May 4, 2011 11:05 am

I believe Girardi does have a NL mentality, and would like to run, bunt and have 'plays'. But with our lineup, I think these tactics should only be used very selectively. I hate all the head first slides guys use when stealing bases. And we know if you aren't successful 3 out of 4 times, why bother? Right now, we are more of a SLG team then an OBP team. I hate to see baserunners wasted.

Having Po and Jones running the bases at the same time was funny. Jones seemed to have no chance scoring last night on Gritner's shallow fly... but with Jeter on deck, it tells us Girardi doesn't have a lot of confidence in Derek.

7 Sliced Bread   ~  May 4, 2011 11:44 am

[6] I think those are astute observations all around there, OYF.

8 Chyll Will   ~  May 4, 2011 12:55 pm

LoHud says that The Admiral is back on board with a minor-league deal and extended ST... somehow I have a feeling most of the guys we traded over the last few years will start making their way back here, but I don't know what to think with Halsey; that's a lot of water under the bridge at this point.

9 Crazy8Rick   ~  May 4, 2011 4:21 pm

Hey Alex, congrats on the new look and feel of the Banter. Been tooling around the site and...."Hey Mikey...he likes it, he likes it!"
Couldn't say that for the game last night.

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