Solid Start

Isn't it Too Early for Teixeira?

Couldn’t ask for a better start to the season. Of course this game means nothing when you look at the big picture, but it’s always nice to begin the season on the right foot. Could this be the season that Teixeira hits over the Mendoza line in April? That ball he hit in the third was smoked. The Yanks will be definitely need that kind of power in the three hole in order to keep pace for the division. And how bout my man Granderson! If he hits lefties like that all year, this lineup will be lethal. Overall, that’s a great performance by the offense. I’ll take six runs on Opening Day anytime.

Sabathia wasn’t as sharp as I’ve seen in the past, but he pitched well. CC isn’t a first half pitcher, so whenever Girardi can get him to go six strong with three earned or less, that will be fantastic. We won’t expect CC to give us his eight innings with one earned until August. Even though Joba looks like he’s gained about 25 pounds this offseason, his stuff looked good. His slider was down and he was locating his fastball very well. Rafael Soriano also looked lights out. If he dominates the 8th inning, the Yanks will be in a good spot by the end of the season. And of course, Mo was Mo.

Today’s Player of the Game has to go to Curtis Granderson. With two amazing catches in center field and a nice solo shot, he deserves to be our first Player of the Game of the 2011 season. Yanks take on the Tigers Saturday at 4:10pm.

Granderson Had a Phenomenal Game in the Field and at the Plate

Here are some photos courtesy of Bellarmine, who attended today’s game:

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