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That's More Like It

by Richard Gonyeau
April 29, 2010

  The Yankee bats came alive last night to help out a less than dominant C.C. Sabathia. I considered that game a must win because, well, let's face it: anything less than a series win in Baltimore would be a severe disappointment. That means we also must win tonight to take 2 of 3 from the worst team in the league. I hope A.J. brings his Dr. Jekyll, if you know what I mean.

The back end of the batting order continues to get the job done. Gardner, Swisher, Granderson and Cervelli went a combined 9 for 18. Speaking of Cervelli... I just love this guy. This season he's 8 for 18 (.444) with a .524 OBP. The fact that he can hit is just a bonus, because he's stellar in the field. He has a cannon for an arm and a great ability to frame pitches. He's smooth and patient behind the plate. He brings youth and enthusiasm to the roster. I'd really like to see Girardi put him in the lineup more often. Posada is getting up there in age, and even though he can still swing the bat, he is a liability on defense and on the basepath. Whenever I mention giving the kid more playing time, my fellow Yankee fans simply think I have a man-crush on Cervelli. They consider it blasphemy to move Posada out of the lineup. And that's fine... I don't see what the problem would be moving Jorge into the DH role. We need to compete against a fast, young Rays team this year. Cervelli can only have a positive impact. Am I the only one who feels this way?

The road trip comes to an end tonight in Baltimore. A win would make for a modest 5-4 record on the 9 game trip, and send the Yankees home on a positive note.


  1. I think we all are starting to develop a crush on what Cervelli can mean for the Yankees future. Who needs Mauer anyways.

  2. A 3 hit shutout ends the trip very nicely, even if it is just against the birds.

  3. Agreed. A.J. was solid last night. And watching Cano lately has been an absolute delight. That great play in the field, plus 2 home runs... brilliant. I loved Swisher's comment, "When I grow up I want to be like him. The dude's on fire..."