Saturday, May 5, 2012

Yankees @ Royals 5/5/12


Billy Butler with a 2 RBI double in the top of the 1st. 
Butler adds a 3rd RBI as Kuroda is chased. 3-0 KC
Boone Logan had a rough night and by the time he was done it was 5-0 KC
Russell Martin hits a solo home run, his 3rd, to bring the Yanks back to 5-1 KC
Yanks lose 5-1
I win, I got this

Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound tonight again for the Yanks as they face the Royals in Game 3 of this four game series. Hiroki needs to show some more consistency before he is relied on as the #2 starter that we signed in the offseason.  The game will be televised on YES at 7:10 pm ET.

Here is the lineup

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Dewayne Wise RF
Eduardo Nunez 3B

DeWayne Wise will be making his first start as a Yankee, starting in right field. Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner cannot come back quick enough. 

Be Like Mo

We should all strive to be like Mo.

For any of you that are tired of reading things about Mariano Rivera, let me say this... too bad!

I was reading the LoHud Yankees Blog, and I came across a post that included the following quote from Mo...
“I’ll be around,” Rivera said. “You guys don’t get rid of me so easily. I’ll be around, and we will talk. Definitely all my advice and all my heart and all my knowledge will be there.”
Rivera isn't going away crying, with his tail between his legs, like some would. We're talking about a guy that had a smile on his face while he was being carted off the field following his injury, so as not to upset his teammates or fans. Derek Jeter is the team's captain, but Mariano Rivera is just as much a true Yankee as Derek. Baseball players or other athletes shouldn't be the only ones striving to be like Mo, people in general should strive to be as good a person as Mo.