Tag:Mariano Rivera
Posted on: April 14, 2008 7:35 am
Edited on: April 14, 2008 7:37 am

Beginning of an End...3/31 - 4/6

<p>The New York Yankee season is finally underway and the Bronx Bombers are poised to close down "The House that Ruth Built" with a bang...Joe Girardi comes aboard as the new skipper in town and chooses #27 as his jersey number, representing the hopes and dreams of championship #27 for our New York Yankees!!! Many questions will be asked and answered this season and lets hope that the Yankees upper management made the right decisions?? Was letting Johan Santana go to the Mets the right move?? How will the three young guns handle a full season in the majors?? Can Alex Rodriguez have a repeat of his MVP year from last season?? Will Chien-Ming Wang perform like an ace this season?? How will Andy Pettitte be treated around baseball?? Trust me, there will be plenty more questions to be asked and answered throughout the next 162 games!!!</p>

<p>The first week of the 2008 season had some ups and downs...First downer of the season was a rain out on Opening Day, when in my opinion they could have played ball...It wasn't the nicest of days, but these players have all played in much, much worse!! The wait was sweet as the Yankees took the first game of the season from the Blue Jays behind the good, not great pitching of Chien-Ming Wang...The Bronx Bombers finished the week at .500, going 3-3 with Wang picking up two wins and Joba Chamberlain picking up the other win...Mariano Rivera closed the door on all three victories!!! Boy, does it look like when the Yanks get to the 8th with the lead that its automatic for a "W"...Joba and Mo are the best duo in all of baseball, HANDS DOWN!!! Early in the season, the Yankees bats are asleep, but we can't expect that this to stay that way...Robinson Cano is my early pick to win the American League batting title and Alex Rodriguez is always the front runner for HR and RBI leader!!! The bats will wake up...</p>

<p>My Week One Yankee of the Week goes to Chien-Ming Wang...His line looks like this for the week : 2-0, 13 Innings Pitched, 10 Hits Allowed, 2 Earned Runs, and 8 Strikeouts...The Week One Runner-Up is Mariano Rivera!!!</p>

<p>Now onto my Joba watch...His Week One numbers are as followed : 1-0, 4 Innings Pitched, 1 Hit Allowed, 0 Earned Runs, 2 Holds, and 4 Strikeouts!!!</p>

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