Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Hank the tank; Wednesday night quick hits
It had to happen, didn't it. The day after Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner publicly ripped the team's offense, they absolutely unload on the Rangers for 18 runs.
Steinbrenner told the media that the offense needed to "wake up" and deal less with outside distractions (perhaps reports that Alex Rodriguez has been spending time at Madonna's apartment; the New York Daily News is now reporting that ARod and his wife are splitting) and concentrate more on hitting.
I'm sure he feels beyond justified with his comments, and probably thinks they actually worked.
They didn't, Hank. They had nothing to do with Wednesday's offensive explosion. Reporters even asked Jason Giambi if they had anything to do with last night's out burst, to which he answered, "I wish. They could yell at us all they want for all I care."
Please, do us all a favor, and stick to signing the checks.
That being said, let's take a look back on the rest of the Bad Baseball action from Wednesday night...
Rangers fans can point their fingers at the bullpen if they're looking to place blame for Wednesday night's slaughtering. Warner Madrigal and Jamey Wright combined for two innings, 12 runs, and 12 hits. Lost in the mess was a pretty awful start from Sidney Ponson; he allowed seven runs on nine hits in five innings of work. Good enough for the win, bad enough for the site. . .
The Pirates jumped all over Reds starter Daryl Thompson; he surrendered seven runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings of work . . .
Lastly, in what was billed as the Bad Baseball game of the week, Padres starter Randy Wolf was hit hard by the Rockies. He allowed seven runs on six hits over four innings of work.