What a suprise, its up to Andy Pettitte fresh off the DL to be the Yankees stopper once again. Though Pettitte couldn't have rounded up enough leeches to place on LaTroy Hawkins right arm to stop the bleeding on Friday night as the Rays spanked the Yanks 13-4.
It all started when Ian Kennedy walked the ballpark, allowing six runs and four walks in just 2/1/3 innings of work.
With the Rays out in front 6-0, the Yankees bats came alive in the bottom half of the 3rd, cutting the deficit to 6-4. Hideki Matsui homered to get the Yanks on the board, then Jose Molina singled, Derek Jeter tripled him in with a booming fly ball off the wall in center, Bobby Abreu grounded to 2nd scoring Jeter, A-Rod then singled up the middle and Jason Giambi smacked a double off the wall in right to score Rodriguez making it 6-4.
While Johnathan Albaladejo, Ross Ohlendorf and Billy Traber were able to hold the game in check, LaTroy Hawkins became gasoline man in the 8th getting torched for six runs including a HR to Cliff Floyd. Not to be outdone Kyle Farnsworth then came on and gave up a solo shot to Carlos Pena.
Bomber Bites: Yes it is early, but if the Yankees have to keep dipping into the bullpen in the 4th or 5th inning, these once valuable relievers not named Hawkins and Farnsworthless are going to become very worn out very quickly.
What was so wrong with Luis Vizciano? If Torre hadn't blown him out he'd have been fine to bring back. Certainly better than LaTroy "I have an 8.64 ERA at Yankee Stadium" Hawkins! Additionally if Joe Girardi was so convinced that he could fix Kyle Fransworthless, then why is a 23 year old kid named Joba Chamberlain setting up Mariano Rivera instead of pitching in the Yanks starting rotation?
And another thing... why with a weak bullpen did the Yankees trade Scott Proctor for Wilson Betemit? You know the same Wilson Betemit who hasn't seen the field at all this year? Just wonderful!
Andy Pettitte must be the stopper once again, suprise, suprise!