Friday, May 21, 2004
Yankees 6, Angels 2
... number six. Demote him, and do it now. Is it embarrassing for Bart to watch Ramon Ortiz pitch three innings of scoreless, 2-hit relief, with six strikeouts? Good. If he keeps that up, I have no problem putting Ramon back in the rotation. Bart needs to give some serious thought to pitching, because the thirty extra pounds he carried into spring training is starting to look like a log around his neck. Angel bats went silent, as we knew they eventually would, but Bartolo threw batting practice for the Yankees. Embarrassing, embarrassing, embarrassing. Washburn is closer to being an ace, and that comes from somebody who doesn't think he earned -- even in 2002 -- the title.
The 3-5 hitters went a collective 2-12 with no walks. It's nice that Eckstein's hitting again, but can we please get some middle lineup production going?