Saturday, July 25, 2009

Game 97: Hope

Big Willie Style and are are heading up to the Stadium for the first time in a long while so the preview gets short shrift. It goes like this:

Andy Pettitte is coming off a strong start against the Orioles in which he threw 7 1/3 innings of one run ball but got a no decision. He struck out 8 in that game, gave up six hits and only walked 2. He started once against the A's this year, going 7 innings and giving up 2 runs on 9 hits.

Gio Gonzalez goes for the A's and he's been, um, pretty terrible this year. He's been used as both a reliever and starter, but has been especially unsuccessful in the later role. In four starts he's only managed to last 17 1/3 innings and has surrendered 22 runs. His last outing, a 2 2/3 inning 11 run debacle against the Twins, certainly didn't help his line, but he's been far from good.

Jose Molina and Cody Ransom are in the line up but here's to hoping the Yanks can extend their record to 6-0 during HOPE Week.

Your shadow walks faster than you,
You don't really know what to do,
Do you think that you're not alone?

You really think that you are immune to,
It's gonna get that the best of you,
It's gonna lift you up and let you down.

But you don't...
Have to hold to your head...
Higher than your heart.

You better hope you're not alone.