And that means that Teixiera almost hitting it over the wall about six or seven times this weekend counts as good news. Here’s the reality check part: I know he’s frustrated, but in all honesty, he’s missing on these pitches by inches. It shouldn’t stay that way for the whole year.
I was also impressed that Ramiro Pena got some hits against Justin Verlander, who woke up yesterday and decided to be Justin Verlander again. As a fan of good pitching in general, I have missed him ever since his body was taken over by a crappy clone last year. Pena, though, wasn’t intimidated. I like that – considering all the Yankee veterans were.