It's tough to win games when your starter gives up 6 innings and gets pulled in the third.
I plan on never seeing Swarz starting ever again for this team.
Who is going to though? Swarzak-terrible. Marquis-teribble. Liriano-terrible. Blackburn-will revert to being terrible sooner or later. Pavano and Hendriks are the only guys who can seem to get outs with any sort of consistency.
Going to be a LONG season.
Being bad is one thing. Giving up 6 runs in 2.2 innings is just horrible.
As long as our hitting is good we can deal with giving up 3-5 runs a night.
overall, i'm satisfied with 2/4. not happy though because we really could have won all 4 and really should have won tonight. outside of a decent outing by pavano, the starting pitching was a trainwreck. kudos to the offense for bringing the bats in this series. i can't remember the last time the offense knocked the ball around yankee stadium. and they did so to just about anyone the yankees threw at them. really excited to see what the bats can do this year.
that starting pitching is just insufferable. it's not even so much that they were bad, it's that they never pitched the way a big leaguer is supposed to pitch when he's given some run support. to give some or all of the runs back in the bottom of the inning is just crushing to the other 8 guys on the field. really disappointing, but given our usual struggles in NY, it's somewhat satisfying