Hey A.J. Nice job out there tonight, bud. 6 earned runs on 6 hits and 6 walks in 3+ innings. Real quality outing there, chief. Nothing like putting up a 27.00 ERA and 4.00 WHIP after you're staked to a 3-run lead in the 1st inning to really inspire confidence in your teammates and light the path to victory.
Seriously, dude. What the fuck are you doing out there? You're making Javy Vazquez's season-opening starts look like Sandy Koufax's greatest hits by comparison. Somebody please get Dave Eiland, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, Dr. Zhivago, and Miss Cleo to the Stadium when this West Coast swing is over, STAT!
Let's not forget that today is Derek Jeter's 36th birthday. On behalf of all 1 of us here at AB4AR, I'd like to personally wish The Captain a happy birthday.
At the end of today, I'm sure the mainstream sports media will say this was an overrated 36th birthday that had terrible range to its left, but I'm willing to bet that those in attendance at the celebration, wherever it is after the game tonight, will all agree that it was one of the best, if not the best, 36th birthday ever.
CC for 8 innings of 1-run ball, The Horse going 2-4 with a 2B and a go-ahead HR, and Mo for a 1-2-3 9th with 3Ks. Neat, clean, tidy, victory. Next!
And don't look now, folks, but CC has 9 wins and a sub-3.50 ERA now. And while you're not looking, try not to take notice of the fact that despite all this talk about his possible injuries and lack of power and production, The Horse leads the team with 51 RBIs. Yes sir, this team still hasn't hit its stride and yet they continue to knock dicks in the dirt left and right.
Sorry for the rude welcome back, Joe. Maybe better luck today.