Yankees Home Opener: Random Thoughts

April 7th, 2014 by Jane Heller

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While I loved the pre-game bit with Andy and Mo throwing out the first pitches to Jorge and Jeter and while it was exciting to get the win against the O’s and while I was impressed with Kuroda’s outing and while it was great that Jeter had that almost-homer in his first at-bat (that’s a lot of “whiles”), what stood out for me was Jeter’s ability to run the bases like a rookie. I’m serious. His ankle looked as good as new, and that was heartening. A healthy Jeter for his final season is exactly what we all want to see.

There were other positives, but I was truly bummed by the D-Rob news. He’s on the DL already? After two seconds on the mound? I guess I should be glad he and Teixeira only have “grade 1 strains” but still. This is starting to feel like deja vu all over again, as Yogi would say. Sometimes I think these guys are made of glass.

I see the Yanks traded Nunez to Minny for a left handed pitcher. With the season Solarte’s having so far, it looks like a smart move keeping him and dealing Scissorhands, bless his heart. Ellsbury continues to hit and Soriano’s come around, so I’m not as worried about the bats as I was last week. When Beltran and McCann get going, the lineup should be fierce.

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3 Responses to “Yankees Home Opener: Random Thoughts”

  1. john adamski says:

    Yankees win and so do UCONN men. Can it get better? Yes if UCONN women beat Notre Dame tonight.

  2. Diane Anziano says:

    I was upset to hear about D-Rob, but my husband said that his new favorite pitcher, Kelly, seems to be his replacement for now. We’ll see. Its always so sweet to see The Core Four together…I can’t imagine what Old Timers Day is going to be like 10 years from now. Happy for a win, and I’m really happy that the team is finding a way to play “small ball” – its weird to see The Yankees not hitting home runs but they are hitting and running and the pitching is doing all it has to do to keep the opposing team from scoring enough runs to win. GO YANKEES!!!

  3. Jane Heller says:

    The U Conn win was such a surprise, John. At least to me. What a season they had.

    I’m not sure Kelley is the closer for real, Diane. I think Girardi will mix and match. Warren’s been looking great lately.

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