Thursday, August 2, 2007

They Are Not Long, The Days Of Wine And Roses

Well, after two of the most relaxing games imaginable, in which the Yankees belted 13 home runs in 16 offensive innings, Roger Clemens got pounded by the White Sox today. The Rocket left the game after 1.2 innings, having given up eight runs. Robinson Cano didn't help matters with a throwing error, but there's no excuse for Clemens's performance.

The Yankees recent success has disguised the fact that their starting pitching has been poor. Andy Pettitte got good results last night, but didn't pitch particularly well. The same goes for Mike Mussina the night before. Clemens has clearly not looked good lately. Even Wang has not been at his Wangian best.

Phillip Hughes, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you...