…is that what the Yanks need?
Jorge Posada wasn’t happy about what happened last night in the 15-5 defeat to the reigning AL champion Rays, he’s doing his part, 8 RBIs with a .350 average and he’s right that losing so badly isn’t a laughing matter…
Nobody was laughing. Today was embarrassing; just one of those days where everything went for them and nothing went for us. We didn’t pitch or do the things we were supposed to do. Nobody was laughing. – Jorge Posada
But Nick Swisher was laughing his way through the eight inning, after all he was the one up there on the mound getting, Ks, outs and walking off with no runs added, when it’s your first outing on the mound since freshman year of high school if that isn’t something to laugh about what is.
And when you are leading the team main players in home runs (3), RBIs (10), runs (9), total bases (23), AVG (.450), OBP (.542), SLG (1.150), OPS (1.692) you have the right to smile, joke and laugh your way pitching a scoreless inning against a major league team that had already notched up 15 runs against guys that do this for a living.
You are doing your bit for the team, who cares if it’s with a huge grin on your face, you’re doing it right on the field.
We know we didn’t play very well today, but we had to find something to laugh about in that moment and I just happened to be the guy everyone was laughing at,” Swisher said. “If that’s what it takes to get us back together and get rockin’, then I’m all for it. – Nick Swisher
OK nine Nick Swishers might be too much, just think the Yanks might not have had even one, brought in as the 1st base for the season that was knocked for six when Tex signed for all that dough. Nady got the starting right field role, Nick was riding pine, the odd pinch hit here, odd start there when someone was rested, that’s if he wasn’t heading off to another team in a trade.
But no Nick Swisher – #33 Outfielder / First baseman / Relief Pitcher – has become an instant fan favourite, helped by putting up those numbers in his first few games as a Yankee, this comic relief outing certainly hasn’t hurt.