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New York Yankees Beat Baltimore Orioles—And I Liked Swisher's Hitting

BALTIMORE - APRIL 06:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees hits a double against the Baltimore Orioles during opening day on April 6, 2009 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Sean SerritellaCorrespondent IApril 9, 2009

First, the good news. The New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 11-2.

Now the bad news. I'm sorry, there is no bad news. Only more good news. The Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays. Here's a video I made about Daisuke Matsuzaka. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMjkKQXbpeU Yes, he pitched and lost today.

I almost predicted this score for the Yankees, except I did it for yesterday's game. This is the type of game us Yankee fans want to see—a lot of scoring for our team, and very few runs scored for the other team.

When A.J. Burnett loaded the bases in the third inning, I was like, "Oh no, here we go again with the Yankees losing," but he showed resolve and got out of the jam. I was very impressed. Burnett got the win.

I really liked the bullpen. They pitched 3.2 innings of shutout ball while striking out six batters. It seemed to me that Brian Bruney pitched with more confidence. That was good to see.

Robinson Cano is starting the season on a different level. It's the total opposite of last year. Last year, he slumped, but so far this year, he's hitting every thing in sight. I really love it. Cano filled up the box score. He had three hits, four runs scored, two RBI, and raised his batting average to .545.

Player of the Game: Nick Swisher

I had a hard time with this one. It was between him and Robinson Cano. It actually went down to their last at bats. I said, if Cano gets a hit here, he'll get player of the game.

Then Swisher got up and I said, if he gets a hit, it's going to be tough, but Swisher made my choice a little easier by driving in two more runs. Swisher's final stat line: 3-for-5 with two runs scored and five RBI.

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