Sports and my thoughts

Monday, April 25, 2005

Some good news for the Yankees

Randy Johnson finally pitched like, well Randy Johnson. The Yankees ended their little losing streak beating the Rangers 11-1. It is only a matter of time til they break out and win 10 in a row. And are right back up in first place in the AL East. I keep on hoping it never happens this year, but it will.

As intimidating as Randy Johnson can be, he knew he couldn't challenge an aggressive Texas lineup with only fastballs. So he used a nasty slider and a diving splitter to work all parts of the strike zone.

The plan worked to near perfection for eight dominant innings Sunday, and Johnson won for the first time since the season opener as the New York Yankees beat the Rangers 11-1 to avoid a three-game sweep.

"I wasn't overpowering, but who cares?" Johnson said. "I'd rather pitch a game like today -- pitch efficient, quick innings, keep the defense sharp and get the offense back out there."

Hopefully Randy will revert back to his 5-6 runs a game he has been doing.


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