Thursday, April 06, 2006
Yankees @ Athletic's 3
It appeared that the Yankees had the game won by the fourth inning, but the A's weren't to be counted out just yet.
Chein-Ming Wang started the game brilliantly and then ran into trouble in the fifth, allowing four runs, two earned and left the game tied. However, it was not entirely Wang's fault. Derek Jeter, who won his second gold glove, commited an error that led to the A's rally.
Wang was replaced by Jaret Wright and temporarily was a good move. Wright was throwing up goose eggs. However, baseball games do not end in a tie.
Wright fell hard, giving up a triple and a hit in his first two batters. A costly fielding error by Cano led to the winning run. However, the A's wanted more and Frank Thomas responded by hitting a huge double with ducks on the pond to add to the lead and made it a 9-4 game. And that was the final result. Yankees fall to 1-2.
In my opinion, Wang is slowly becoming the pitcher that may be more useful in the pen rather than as a starter, but this is only the beginning and he has many more starts to prove himself.
Shawn Chacon will face Kelvim Escobar and the Angels, an ALDS rematch that the Yankees should win.
Carl Pavano Update:
Pavano's back injury that he suffered towards the end of spring training is not as bad as it looks. Manager Joe Torre has said that he can take as much time as he needs to recover. Pavano may join the Yankees whenever he feels ready. Hmmm, how much are we paying him?
Red Sox Update:
The Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 2-1 and took a one game lead over the Yankees.
Jimmy Rollins hit a double to extend his streak to 38 games.
Only four teams remain undefeated, the Baltimore Orioles (2-0), Detriot Tigers (2-0 [wow!]), the Milwaukee Brewers (3-0 [again, wow!]), and the St. Louis Cardinals (2-0).
There are also four teams that have yet to win a game, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (0-2 [no surprise]), Kansas City Royals (0-2 [again, no surprise]), Philadelphia Phillies (0-2), and the Pittsburgh Pirates (0-3).
Posted by Steve Kenul at 2:03 AM