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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Yankees Win, The-e-e-e Yankees Win!

New York Yankees 15
Oakland Athletics 2
Win: Randy Johnson (1-0)
Loss: Barry Zito (0-1)
Player(s) of the Game: Randy Johnson- 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 3 K
Hideki Matsui- 4 for 4, 3-Run Homerun, 4 RBI, 2 BB
Play of the Game: Alex Rodriguez's 12th Career Grand Slam (430th of Career, 1 HR shy of Thome and Ripken)
Worth Mentioning:
*Alex Rodriguez is only the fourth Yankee to hit an Opening Day Grand Slam. He joins Russ Derry (1985), Bobby Murcer (1981), and Alfonso Soriano (2003)
* Both starting pitchers, Randy Johnson and Barry Zito, were the 2002 Cy Young Award winners in their respective leagues
* Randy Johnson started his 14th Opening Day and won the start for the 7th time in his career
* The 15 runs the Yankees scored ties for the most runs ever scored on the road on Opening Day
* Barry Zito's outing was the shortest of his career- He completed only 1 1/3 innings, giving up 7 ER
Anyone else totally worried that the Yanks won't have nearly enough offense this season? If Opening Day is any indication of things to come, we're in for quite a ride.


It'sPrettyCoolIGuess said...

Good Stuff!!!!!!!!!

Dan McGowan said...

Lara, I have to ask. You can't really enjoy that nonsense Sterling calls broadcasting can you?

Haha, good stuff though. I hate the Yankees with an absolutely passion but Randy Johnson looked pretty sharp. I think they'll probably win the division.

Lara Marie said...

For the record, Dan- Absolutely not...Sterling drives me insane and is an embaressment to the franchise; I can't stand to listen to him!