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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I am shocked

The top of the first inning tonight was probably the most ridiculous inning I've seen in a long time.

Johnny Damon led off with a walk. Melky Cabrera then lined into a double play, as Damon overran first base running back.

Derek Jeter tripled to right center and Alex Rodriguez hit an infield single to third. Rodriguez, improving his numbers with runners in scoring position and two out, was unable to drive in Jeter on the play. Jorge Posada then grounded into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

So let's recap. There was a walk, triple and a single. Yet they were unable to score.

Actually, now that I think about it, I am not shocked - not shocked at all. These are the 2008 Yankees here. The same players that have awful numbers with runners in scoring position.

Meanwhile, Ian Kennedy walked two batters and gave up an infield single in the bottom of the first inning. He was bailed out by a running, jumping catch by Cabrera to end the inning unscathed. He threw 24 pitches for nine strikes in the inning.

The Yankees are going to kill the bullpen if they keep pitching Mike Mussina, Phil Hughes and Kennedy in order. Something needs to be done because pitching five innings each game will get old really fast.


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