Thursday, August 19, 2010 ~ Hope Week and other thoughts

~~Yankees 11, Tigers 5~~

This morning I told my boss I expected a fight in the Bronx. I wasn’t necessarily referring to a ‘hard fought’ ball game. I was thinking of a literal fight. Considering this is “Hope Week“, it is probably a good thing that the ‘beat down’ came in the form of 9 runs in one inning. Every Yankee except Pena got a run in that inning. Cano got two, one from a single off Posada and the 2nd run a home run, hit by him to Monument Park.

Mitre came in to pitch after Hughes came out. I think they may have taken him out because the Yankees were so far ahead (11-2) and the Yankees are concerned about his innings limit. In the 3 innings Mitre pitched, he gave up more runs then Hughes gave up in 6. But Joe only used the two pitchers, which is good for the bullpen.

This isn’t a sweep so no broom, but Yankees did win this series. Pulling them a half game ahead of Tampa Bay, and with Tampa Bay’s lose to the Athletics, now a full game ahead. The Red Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels. That calls for a little celebration.
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Today’s game was a day game and I didn’t have any score sheets. I usually print them up before the game. So I drew boxes on a piece of paper, as I was doing this my boss came by. “What are you doing?” “Nothing” I said as I attempted to hide the paper, he came closer and looked and smiled, “Oh you’re doing your score sheet.” He then mentioned buying a score book, which I had thought about but didn’t know where to find one. He knows because he played on the company softball team and they keep score. Interestingly, he doesn’t know how to keep score himself. He says he wants to learn so he can teach his son when he gets older.

By the 8th inning I had to leave, I walked over to the subway station and into the sports bar next to it so I could watch the end of the game. Then I went to Modells to get a score book. I saw these last two items on Twitter. I have to agree with the second one. With Andy out and having to rely on Moseley means having to rely on the bullpen, a lot. That worries me a little.

YESNetwork: The Yankees bullpen has quietly rounded into a shape befitting a viable contender, writes @jay_jaffe : http://bit.ly/9nycRy

YESNetwork: With Pettitte out until September, the Yankees have the makings of a pitching problem, writes @riveraveblues — http://bit.ly/afSBsW

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

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