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Time to Begin a New Winning Streak

I can sum up my feelings about the game last night in one word: Ugh. While I believe that many people deserve a second chance when they make mistakes, this guy isn’t one of them:

Jackass.jpgIt irks me that they lost to the wife-beater. I’m not going to lie. I was also ambivalent about the return of Chien-Ming Wang.

Wang.jpgHe didn’t look as lost as he did at the beginning of the year, but his mechanics don’t look the same to me. He’s not doing that rocking thing he used to do. Maybe that’s better; I don’t know. There were some bright spots, some nice pitches, but it seems like it’s going to be a little longer before he’s totally himself. I did like that he and Dave Eiland were deep in conference on the bench. I like Dave Eiland; he seems to be able to work effectively with the entire staff.

I am going to try to catch bits and pieces of the Saturday and Sunday games, but the rest of my weekend is going to be about working at this:


Your Move, Ellsbury

Werth.jpgThis is Jayson Werth of the Philadelphia Phillies. He’s taking a curtain call because he stole second, third, and then home in the 7th inning last night against the Dodgers. I gotta say, that’s pretty sweet. Here’s a bit about it (with video link) from Yahoo.

In other news, Jeter’s out again tonight. I’m hoping from some good things from Andy Pettitte. Also, let’s see if batting second can cure Swish of his strikeout-itis.