All Hail Bobby Abreu – Subscript Headline: Farnsworth Gets Sent Packing

abreu4-3.jpg          2 home runs by Bobby. 2 doubles by X-Man filling for him at right. Can we see Abreu at DH just a little more often? Thank you. I don’t know what A+ Abreu likes about those half a days, but he was making some noise in the Bronx today. The guy went 3-4, with 3 RBI’s, 2 homers and 4 runs scored. Not bad. The guy right behind him pitched in some too. A-Rod picked himself up 2 hits [one of the home run variety] and 2 RBI’s. Great day for the offense, which needed to be jump started after the last 3 disappointing losses and LA coming into town tomorrow night. The Yanks also got help on the bases from the O’s though. I mean, their first 5 runs were scored on two hits, but whatever, I’ll take it.
          The pitching was solid today as well. Joba made a quality start, going 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits, while striking out 6. Though 6 innings does the job, I would love to see him start going a little deeper. Speaking of doing the job, the pen did it again. Edwar relieved Joba and, again, did not allow a hit. Want to know why? Because he only threw one pitch. The pitch sailed over Millar’s head and Ramirez was tossed immediately. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t intentional [though you never know]… but ump, are you serious? The pitch didn’t hit him, no warnings, it was his first pitch and do you think the Yanks would send Edwar, of all people, for retaliation? C’mon. It’s not like the Yanks hate the O’s. They’re nobody… but, all is done. Yanks win anyway.
          Andy Pettitte will be on the mound for the Yanks against LA tomorrow night at the stadium. LA will bring their new acquisition, Mark Texiera, to bat, while the Yanks will bring their new-new acquisition, Ivan Rodriguez. Yes, another trade just happened.

Other Notes:
– Kyle gets traded for Pudge… c’mon… I was JUST starting to like Farns. Seriously, who will be our new retaliation gun? You can’t teach that kind of ability to induce terror. And… now, can we only get rid of Betemit?
– One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen: Bobby scores in the first with a pretty slide, gets called safe… and then turns around to argue. When he realizes that those cheers weren’t for an out, he says “Oh, okay.”
– Just found out that Farns cried when he heard of the move… ouch. Gotta feel bad for the guy. He finally starts pitching, and then gets shipped.

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8 comments

  1. levelboss

    wow, some serious new trades..
    despite the last three days, i think the Yankees look like a championship team – in less than a week the Yankees have Nady, Marte, and now Pudge

    before 4pm EST tomorrow, we’ll see if Cashman can pull a trifecta in getting a starter too

  2. 26andcounting

    Great game!! I was discouraged about the fact that Ramirez was ejected when his pitch didn’t even hit Millar while Alberto Castillo (I think that’s his name) actually hits Molina and doesn’t get ejected. What’s that all about?

    On the trade: You have to admit, even though Farnsworth was traded, Jose Molina backing up I-Rod is a heck of a lot better than Chad Moeller backing of Molina.

  3. flairforthedramatic

    yeah level, cash is brillianttt.
    and 26, i disagree with the ejection of edwar ramirez, but the ball that hit molina was obviously unintentional and if the ump threw him out, he would have been fired. i mean, it was a slider and it hit his back foot. who tries to hit someone in the foot? you can’t really expect an ump to eject a pitcher for that.
    i agree with you on the point about ivan. the pudge-molina team is way better than the molina-moeller team.
    -F4Td

  4. jimmy27nyy

    Hey, Vanessa …

    Big, 13-3 , win by the Yankees this afternoon … Joba was awesome, again !!! … Also, the Red Sox lost tonight, 9-2, that completed the three-sweep by the Angels [against the Sox] … It’s a big weekend upcoming for the Yankees, a four-game series against the L.A. Angels, that could be a preview of the 2008 American League Championship Series … It should be a great weekend !!! … And, the best news of the year – The Yankees [finally] Traded Kyle Farnsworth … They also made a deal with the Houston Astros – trading LaTroy Hawkins for a minor league pitcher … Two great moves ! … Take care, and, congratulations on moving up to [#4] on the new “Top 30 – Most Visited MLBlogs List” … I also made the list this week at, [#21] … Good news for all !!! … Go Yankees … Jimmy [27NYY] …

    http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

  5. levelboss

    ^ if pinstripes and World Series Championships go together, then Pudge is on the right team! thx, Red State!

  6. kozmo

    Abreu is on a tear lately as is A-Rod–not unlike last year when their hot streaks often parelleled each other’s. I really like the trade for Pudge. Nuke was pitching well this year, but never inspired in me the kind of eighth-inning confidence that Joba did. I respect that he was emotional about leaving, that he wanted to stay, and that he worked hard to make himself better. But that’s a trade I’d make any day, and the bullpen is a place the Yankees could afford to send a guy. Cashman made a good move there and, within a week, the Yanks have shored up left field, catcher, and gained a tough lefty in the pen while making the bottom of the order much tougher.
    I like their chances. The offense needs to be more consistent, but I like their chances.
    http://heartlandpinstripes.wordpress.com/

  7. kozmo

    Abreu is on a tear lately as is A-Rod–not unlike last year when their hot streaks often parelleled each other’s. I really like the trade for Pudge. Nuke was pitching well this year, but never inspired in me the kind of eighth-inning confidence that Joba did. I respect that he was emotional about leaving, that he wanted to stay, and that he worked hard to make himself better. But that’s a trade I’d make any day, and the bullpen is a place the Yankees could afford to send a guy. Cashman made a good move there and, within a week, the Yanks have shored up left field, catcher, and gained a tough lefty in the pen while making the bottom of the order much tougher.
    I like their chances. The offense needs to be more consistent, but I like their chances.
    http://heartlandpinstripes.wordpress.com/

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