LADY AT THE BAT: Carl Pavano Finally Helps Yanks (No, Not Really)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Carl Pavano Finally Helps Yanks (No, Not Really)

On Saturday I heard a radio talkshow host joke that, in his upcoming ALDS start, Carl Pavano might finally help the Yankees in their quest to win a championship.

He was right!

Well, not exactly.

Carl Pavano pitched very well against his former team, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 9 over 7 innings. Pavano did his part. He was no help to the Yankees. The help came from his teammates with all of their blunder-producing brain cramps.

Do the Twins have a third base coach? If they do, why in the world was Nick Punto rounding third on Denard Span's chopper up the middle? Did the play develop so fast that the coach didn't have time to put up the "stop" sign? I just don't get it.

Mistakes like Punto's help cost the Twins this series. The Twinkies didn't use their domes, which led to an abrupt death of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

[Photo: Antonelli/Daily News]

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