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Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A bad night for worms

July 8, 2006: N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 1

When Wang's on his game, there's groundball after groundball. He was on his game last night; he came close to pitching a complete game, in fact.

I wasn't expecting to see Bubba at all in this game, with tough lefty Scott Kazmir on the mound. But with the Yankees up 3-0 in the bottom of the 7th, Joe decided to put his best defender in CF, pulling Bernie in favor of Bubba.

Bubba's defense was solid but not flashy. (With groundballer Wang on the mound, there's little opportunity for flashiness in the outfield.)

Bubba got one at bat in the 9th. He struck out swinging on the fifth pitch. Foul, ball, ball, then two swinging strikes. At least he showed a bit of patience.

Nice to know Joe trusts Bubba's glove, if not his bat.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:54 AM


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