Tagged: Jeremy Guthrie

Watch Your Back, Guthrie.

2010 Pretty In Pinstripes Challenge Tracker: Entry #20 – 4/28/10 – Yankees @ Orioles

That’s more like it. That’s how we should perform in a matchup with the Orioles. 
I watched the MASN feed of the game through MLB.tv, and I enjoyed their broadcasters. I especially enjoyed having Tracy Morgan in the booth with them. 
Several Yankees fans got on my case for choosing the MASN feed, when I had the option of choosing YES, instead. I guess I’m a traitor for choosing anyone over Michael Kay. I’m not the biggest Kay fan, but I will choose him over the majority of broadcasters in baseball. The MASN broadcasters, however, are quite decent. They know what they’re talking about, they don’t talk get stuck on pointless topics that seem to last forever, and they give credit where credit is due. In other words, they praise the Yankees. Why wouldn’t I choose them over Michael Kay, given the chance?
The game was fun.
CC Sabathia was great. He pitched 7.2 innings, gave up 3 runs on 11 hits, walked 2 and struck out 5. He’s such a work-horse, I love it. Life is so much better now that CC is our Ace. It’s so much more relaxing when you have a clear ace who eats up innings and gives us solid performances in his starts. I’m happy we have him now, especially after the years in which we didn’t.
Our lineup was back to normal, and we had our Opening Day starters out on the field. Our batters were getting hits left and right, playing the small ball as well the long ball. Robinson Cano continued to be hotter than hot, and hit his sixth home run of the season, and boosted his batting average to .390 so far this season. 
After having a few off-days for some of our hitters, it was good to see our Opening Day lineup again. At least, until Jeremy Guthrie hit Jorge Posada in the knee.
You know, I don’t like this Guthrie character very much. Yesterday, he hit Posada. In Spring Training, he hit Mark Teixeira on the elbow. I completely lost my mind on both occasions.
This guy needs to come with a health warning. 
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all
for pitchers pitching inside, but only when they have enough command to pull it off successfully. Whether it’s your pitcher, or the opposing pitcher, you don’t want to see him pitch inside when he’ll lose control and hit the batter. If it’s your pitcher, you don’t want to see him give up an easy walk by hitting the guy. It it’s the opposing pitcher, you don’t want to see your batter get hit.
Guthrie isn’t exactly known for having the best command, so there’s no doubt in my mind that hitting Posada was unintentional. Why on Earth would he intentionally put the leadoff batter on base when he’s been getting smacked around in the game up until that point? It was an accident. That doesn’t make it any less frustrating, though.
As a result, Posada will miss the final game of the series, and who knows how many more games he’ll miss? If Jorge ends up on the Disabled List, the Yankees will have to call up a catcher from the minor leagues to be Cervelli’s back-up. I doubt they’ll call up Montero, so it’ll probably be Chad Moeller. 
I don’t like Jeremy Guthrie very much. He gave me a real scare in spring training this year, and now he has me worried about Posada’s health. I hope that Jorge is fine, and will only need a few days off. 
Watch your back, Guthrie. Stop hitting our batters.
Anyway, the Yankees retaliated after Posada was hit. It wasn’t the typical retaliation in which our pitcher hit one of their batters. It was the best type of retaliation, in which our batters continued to smack their pitchers around, and scored run after run. I like that type of retaliation. I’d love it if that’s how we retaliated every time one of our boys got hit.
Overall, I’m happy with this game. We looked like the Yankees again, after looking like the Orioles in the first game of the series. Tonight we’ll close this series off. Hopefully with a win.

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