Another day in hell for Snell may mean a repeat temper tantrum


Last time Ian Snell (6-10, 5.17) faced the Yankees, he gave up 8 runs and 9 hits in an 11-1 loss. And then acted wildly mature about it afterwards.

“That lineup is just stupid. They shouldn’t be allowed to have a lineup like that, but that is why their payroll is what it is. This is a lineup nobody in the National League has.”

That’s just…too easy.

Someone needs a time out and some time in the corner so someone can explain to him how normal adult behavior works. I’m not saying that person should be me, but someone who has a good handle on it.

The Yanks lead the league in:

–Runs score (855)
–Home runs (226)
–Batting average (.285)

Last night they won 10-1 off 18 hits, including Mark Teixeira’s 2 homeruns, triple, and single which amounted to 5 ribbies. Between Tex and Sabathia, it was like the superstar showcase, with each making a damn strong case for their award candidacies.

Joba Chamberlain (8-5, 4.39) gets the ball today. It’s not that I want to kill him, it’s just that I want him to not pitch anymore. It’s really anyone’s guess how many pitches he’ll last tonight. It’s tough to tell whether he gets pulled from games on account of a pitch count or on account of being plain chased.

The Yankees have asserted they’re gradually trying to get his pitch count up for the playoffs, so if he goes anything less than 60, I’m calling BS. Which is really what this whole “he’s a starter no really he is” lunacy has been anyway.

Lincoln once said, “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” And calling a pitcher a starter doesn’t make him one. If he’s throwing less pitches than there are calories in a stick of gum, then he’s a freaking reliever. Ugh. I already have a headache thinking about Joba and I’ve been awake for less than an hour.

Well, good luck today, Joba. And Yankees. I have a feeling A-Rod goes to town on little Ian Snell today. Just for good measure. I think the best bet of the day really isn’t a football game, but rather who goes more innings in the Yankee-Mariners rubber match today? Snell or Joba?

It’s really splitting hairs.