Morning Bits: Offense, Pettitte, Closer

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday to you all. A great outing by Pettitte last night and the bats came through at the very end of the game. Let’s hope that gets them going. Onto the morning links.

— The Yankees offense last night  barely got Andy Pettitte the win. It was only a 1 run lead going into the 8th before the Yankees hit 2 HR’s.

— Andy Pettitte must have found a way to rewind time because last night he was pitching like it was 1996.

— This one is not about the Yankees, but I found this story amusing: Dusty Baker the manager of the Reds had a problem getting into Yankee Stadium

— And last but not least, I wrote an article for Yahoo! talking about who should be the closer now that Mariano Rivera is sidelined for the season. Keep in mind that I wrote this article before David Robertson was sent to the DL.

About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on May 19, 2012, in Notes & Links and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Cano now has average up to .310. He reached base 3 out of his 4 plate appearances last night. He is def looking to be in the zone as of late.

  2. Good day young Matt…
    Nice to see Cano hitting well but, you forgot A-Rod is up to .286 and the bad news is Jeter, he is in a funk right now, the team needs everyone to start and end on the hot side at least until we have #28!
    What do you think, am I asking to much? 🙂

  3. Heck Matt, I thought it was reasonable well, maybe not! Jeter is at .360 now, lets hope he can get more than one hit per a game the rest of the way.
    Read a post by a (so called expert) saying some thing like; “About the time the lefty hitters of the Yankees learn how to hit the other way more often the teams will just quit the shift and all that work they put into it.”
    I say, Nay, nay ,nay, it will make them much more dangerous as hitters and more rounded…staying back is the only way to hit the other way, it also helps with all the rest of ones hitting! 🙂

  4. You know the old saying, your only as good as your next days pitcher. If the starters continue to pitch the way Pettite and Hughes just did the Yanks will be fine. Baseball is a great game because of the number of skills needed to play it, and the fact that players need to execute on offense and defense to be successful. It is the ultimate team game. The umpire last night seemed to have a large strike zone for Pettite, he was good but he got every call.

    • You got that right but, it ALMOST evens out because, another ump may squizzzzzzze him!
      A well-rounded player will be as proficient on both sides of the ball but, guys like Posada, Jeter and Granderson, are very good hitters but, defense is not one of their strong assets. Not that they are bad, they just are not among the better ones. Don’t even get me going on gold gloves, they go to guys because of who they are, not how well they play…Brett last year is the latest!
      I was always one of the best, at my level of play but, be that as it may, I would never make a rookie league player in the pros, but, after watching some of these guys I take it back. I just wouldn’t have gotten very high in the minors, (my style of play and temperament)! If one is good in college and can adapt well, one can make it as far as ones talent will take you. I am much better as a manager anyhow!

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