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Go Figure

And now it’s C.C. Sabathia’s turn to take his lumps. The Yankee ace struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter against the Rays on Friday night but he also gave up five solo home runs as the Rays won easily, 5-1. David Price, aided by some slick fielding, pitched a nice game.

Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez started his rehab assignment with a bang, and Yankee GM Brian Cashman defended the struggling A.J. Burnett to reporters:

“No, he’s not pitching like a No. 2 starter. He’s pitching like a quality starting pitcher in the American League, period,” Cashman said. “And if you factor in health and you take his money out of the equation people would try to trade for him for the stretch drive and feel good about it.”

This is a far cry from how Steinbrenner would have handled a similar situation. The Boss would have ripped Burnett again and again to the writers. Cashman is trying to build his pitcher up. Let’s hope it works.

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1 The Hawk   ~  Aug 13, 2011 9:17 am

Speaking of taking lumps, allow me to indulge myself for a minute here:

20+ minutes waiting for F
16 minutes waiting for D
5 minutes stopped at w 4th for no apparent reason
18 minutes stopped at 145: broken door
Train finally evacuated
Went outside to find cab - like everyone else.
End up walking to then down 155. Caught 6 bus before bridge.
Took bus to Stadium.
Gate 6 closed, told to go to 4. 4 closed, told to go to 2. 2 closed, told to go to lobby around corner.
Walk almost entirety of YS around to our seats

Left home at 6:40
In seats at 9:18
Game over 9:51

My wife got me pricey, very good seats for my birthday, which is pretty much the only time I've gone the last few years. On top of that this was her first trip to the "new" YS. $300 down the drain.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 13, 2011 9:53 am


3 RIYank   ~  Aug 13, 2011 10:30 am

Oh, man, The Hawk. Nightmare. I would have been boiling.

Alex, good point about the Boss/Cash comparison. I hope it works.

4 Jon DeRosa   ~  Aug 13, 2011 10:57 am

[1] that sucks sorry man. you had 158 New York Minutes.

5 The Hawk   ~  Aug 13, 2011 11:02 am

The one good thing that happened was when we got to our section, we'd been directed to the wrong end of the row. But this (somewhat drunk) guy walking by said "Oh man you guys are just getting here? Take our seats; we're leaving." A small thing but it was nice just to plop down at that point.

6 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 13, 2011 2:40 pm

{1} Just a star-crossed night for you and the Yankees. Sorry for your experience.

Today should be better all around.

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