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Series Wrap: vs. Royals
2007-08-06 08:13
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

Offense: Thirty-one runs in three games. The onslaught continues . . .

Studs:

Bobby Abreu 9 for 14, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 2 BB, SB
Robinson Cano 6 for 11, 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB
Alex Rodriguez 4 for 11, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, SB
Derek Jeter 4 for 10, 2B, 2 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, SB
Hideki Matsui 4 for 11, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R
Melky Cabrera 6 for 15, 3 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 2 R
Wilson Betemit 4 for 8, 3 RBI, 2 R
Andy Phillips 3 for 7, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB

Duds:

Johnny Damon 2 for 10, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB, 3 K
Jose Molina 0 for 3, RBI, R

Miguel Cairo went 0 for 1 as a defensive replacement on Saturday.

Rotation: Quality starts from Chien-Ming Wang and Mike Mussina bookended a rough outing by Phil Hughes.

Bullpen: Allowed seven runs in 9 1/3 innings on nine hits and four walks.

The Good:

Mariano Rivera retired all seven batters he faced, picking up the save in the finale. Luis Vizcaino allowed a single and a walk in 1 2/3 innings striking out the side in the eighth on Saturday.

The Bad:

Kyle Farnsworth pitched one inning and allowed one run on a single and a walk. Ron Villone gave up a run on three hits in the ninth inning on Saturday. Brian Bruney struck out the side in a perfect inning on Saturday, but couldn't finish the seventh inning in the finale giving up a walk and a single with two outs. Mike Myers can on in relief of Bruney and allowed both runs to score. Myers faced three batters earlier in the series, striking out two and allowing one double. The Yankees have since designated Myers for assignment.

Jeff Karstens did not pitch after throwing 39 pitches in the finale of the White Sox series.

Comments
2007-08-06 08:27:45
1.   RIYank
Wow, that's a lot of studs.
2007-08-06 08:34:28
2.   Fritsthestud
Farnsworth is getting a bad rap; he's far more dominant than those numbers suggest.
2007-08-06 08:40:42
3.   tommyl
2 Are you kidding me?
2007-08-06 08:42:28
4.   Fritsthestud
Yes.

I felt sick to my stomach posting it.

2007-08-06 08:43:26
5.   tommyl
4 Thank G-d, I thought some of the trolls from PeteAbe's comments had found their way here.
2007-08-06 08:43:49
6.   RIYank
4 I felt that way reading it, but I laughed.
It was a little like watching "Pink Flamingos".
2007-08-06 08:49:48
7.   Fritsthestud
Lol. New to this blog - how do you post the number of the previous post you are referring to? I.e. "4" hyperlinked.

I loathe Farnsworth. My friend (Cubs fan) laughed and laughed when we signed him and told me Chicago hated him because a) he had a bad attitude and b) would always go out at night and get wasted til early hours of the morning. I knew if the Cubs were laughing at us that we were in for it.

2007-08-06 08:50:50
8.   Shaun P
5 Either that or Joe Torre had found his way to the Banter! =)
2007-08-06 08:51:39
9.   Shaun P
7 Welcome! Put the number of the post you want to link to in square brackets (ie, [X] where X is the number).
2007-08-06 09:00:23
10.   yankz
Great weekend for A-Rod: First 500, then gets mentioned on his favorite show (Entourage).
2007-08-06 09:03:37
11.   Fritsthestud
9 Thanks!
2007-08-06 09:34:56
12.   nawlins yankee
Line-up (via Gameday_

Damon
Jeter
Abreu
Rodriguez
Matsui
Posada
Cano
Phillips
Cabrera

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