Hi everyone, I'm sorry for being such a stranger for the past few months. I didn't report on the exhibition games as much because I don't really follow them as much. However, I follow the regular season/post season games. I am going to try to report everynight. Tonight's game is worth reporting on. There were so many things that happened tonight that absolutely infuriated me.
Okay, so the Yanks had a nice opening ceremony. Great starting lineup. I really think it was a great idea to keep Johnson in the second slot in the lineup. That was probably the best thing that Girardi did tonight -- possibly the ONLY good thing that Girardi did tonight.
I was EXTREMELY impressed with the first few innings. I give props to Jorge Posada -- he really started off the game with a positive attitude. He hit a home run and got the rest of the guys going. We got a few base hits from key players (Granderson...I am really beginning to like him...I LOVED THE HOME RUN!), and I see a lot of guys with a lot of power in their swing -- they're really showing that they are in the zone and that they're looking to kill the ball. It may not always be a good thing. In tonight's game, it wasn't. The affense tonight was flawless. I loved the way that everyone was playing "little baseball" in order to get the game going and to get some numbers for New York on the board.
It all went downhill from when CC started fatiguing. That's acceptable, it's the beginning of the season. He's not really used to pitching. It's the first game of the season -- I'll give him a break. However, Girardi should have NOT given him the benefit of the doubt just for that same reason. Girardi should have taken him out. It wasn't such a bad thing to put in Chan Ho Park, but it was a bad thing to do when he saw that the score was creeping up to what the Yanks had on the board. He should have put in Robertson for the long run.
Chan Ho Park was pretty bad tonight. I wouldn't deny that. THE ABSOLUTE WORST THING GIRARDI COULD HAVE DONE AFTER THAT WAS TO PUT IN MARTE. AND WHAT DID HE DO? HE PUT IN MARTE. I'm getting tired of repeating myself. Marte is NOT the go-to guy in a situation like this. Robertson has PHENOMENAL control over the ball. He would have kept us in the game! Marte may not have done a lot of damage, but Girardi should have known better.
I was so happy to see that Joba came in during the 8th inning and that Girardi decided to use Robertson. I think it was a good thing to see that because it gave Yankee fans hope that we actually were holding onto our seats for a reason. We believed that we could pull through -- the 2009 Yankees would NEVER have let us down in a game like this. I think we can all agree on that. I don't think that this season is the time to reflect on the 2009 season. We need to face the 2010 season and EMBRACE IT. This is going to be a season where the Yanks can't lay back -- we need to kind of prove ourselves YET AGAIN.
I'm sitting here, watching the postgame and shaking my head. I really hope that the Yankees are going to do a better job on Tuesday. I will be reporting on that game, too.
Goodnight, Yankee fans. Pray that we do better on Tuesday.