Going back to Texas ~ Sabathia saves the day

~~Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Yankees 7, Rangers 2~~

Today was my regular Wednesday off so I was able to watch the game, but i wasn’t sure I wanted to … Forgive me for a momentary lack of faith Turned on the T.V. to see the Yankees up by 3, or did I see the 3rd run score? Yes I did, then watched the replays as the Texas players seemed to be throwing the ball all over the field. A run scored on an error counts the same. Kasey came home and so I came upstairs to watch on the big T.V., I watched Swisherโ™กโ™ฅโ™ก then Robbie hit the ball into the crowd, no disputing those home runs!

Lance Berkman ran for a foul ball, very Teixeira like, then had his feet slide out from under him when he hit the dirt. Very un-Teixeira like, he landed on his back and his head and his cleats hit the wall. Girardi and the trainer came out, he got back up and stayed in the game. He caught the next pop-up foul, for the final out. I was glad he changed his cleats.

Matt Treanor hit a home run off Sabathia in the 5th inning. I left to get the girl from work and when I got home, the Rangers now had 2 runs, and Kerry Wood was pitching. Elvis Andrus got on base and advanced to second on a wild pitch from Kerry. Kerry turned to check on him, he was heading for 3rd, Derek was at 2nd. It was a sweet pick-off. Then Kerry turned around and finished the inning. Then in the eighth, Curtis answered the Rangers 2nd run with a homerun.

This is very interesting, the Rangers had 13 hits and 2 runs. The Yankees had 9 hits and 7 runs.

C.C. pitched 6 innings, Kerry pitched 2 and Mo came in to finish the game. Yankees keep the series going. Next stop Texas.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa


Have faith in A.J. ~ But sometimes ….

~~Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Rangers 10, Yankees 3~~

As you may know, A.J. Burnett has been rather inconsistent this season. A person could go so far as to say the only thing you can predict about A.J. is that, …. he is unpredictable. When it was announced that A.J. would be pitching in Game 4, some people were upset. My opinion on the subject is, no matter what he has done, he is still a Yankee, I will still root for him and hope he does well. Face facts people, if A.J. fails, the team loses.

Some thought that if the Yankees were down, Girardi would put in C.C., but he didn’t, on Twitter it was applauded by many, they don’t like to see “panic” moves. There was also a big “A.J.” promotion, #GoAJ, #InAJweTrust and so on. Not everyone joined in of course, but a lot also changed their profile pictures or ‘Avi’ to a picture of A.J. or this badge that had “In AJ We Trust”. It seemed to be working since he was pitching pretty good, 2 runs in the 3rd, unfortunately the Yankees weren’t hitting well either, they had only 3 runs. Things started to fall apart in the 5th, when Teixeira got hurt. **True confession time** I wasn’t watching the game, I was waxing and I have this theory or maybe a tiny belief that the Yankees play better when I’m not watching.

The game was on upstairs so I could hear it and went upstairs when Robinson hit a home run, Ron Washington ran out to dispute it, the outfielder claimed ‘fan interference’, the umpire ruled it wasn’t (and video replay confirmed it) and play continued. Then Berkman hit a home run, Ron Washington ran out to dispute that one and it was overturned on review, it was just foul, by a half inch if that. After that I was following the game on Twitter, and saw the tweets “OH NO TEX” “Please don’t be hurt”, so I went upstairs and started watching and in the 6th inning things just got worse with a 3 run home run by that fat Bengie Molina, yes I know that is a mean thing to say about a person, but I am just that angry right now. A.J. got charged with 5 earned runs but he is really only responsible for 4 since before Molina he IBBd David Murphy and we know the pitcher doesn’t make that decision.

Thames came in to run for Mark, then he went into right field, (because we certainly can’t trust him at first base) and Swisher came in to play first. With Texas now up by two runs, and the hits started coming. But not for the Yankees, for the Rangers. Which is why the standing is 3-1 Texas.

On that note, I would like to point out that in a best of 7 series, one team has to win 4 games. That has not happened yet, and until it happens I will continue to have faith that my team is going to win the series. Just like I always have faith down to the last out during a game.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa๐Ÿ˜›

Another tweet-up ~ Off to a good start

~~Friday, October 15, 2010
Yankees 6, Rangers 5~~

The last tweet-up at Reade St ended up with a rained out game. This time the game played on time. A late 8 pm start and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be able to stay for the whole game, but I went anyway. On my way into work Wednesday I stopped and picked up a Swisherโ™กโ™ฅโ™ก jersey and wore it to the tweet-up. I wasn’t the only one. There were Yankee T-shirts and sweat shirts and jerseys all over the bar.

While this tweet-up was as amazing as the other one, the game was not going good. C.C. was out of the game and Joba was pitching. By the 6th inning the Rangers had scored 5 runs, the Yankees 0. I had to leave, but before I left I made this bold prediction, “When I leave, the Yankees will start scoring and win the game.” I took the subway to Time Square and walked to Grand Central. As I was sitting on the train, I got the first Yankee text. “Robinson Cano hits a solo homerun …. ” Yankees took off from there, scoring that one run in the 7th and 5 in the next inning. Ian Kinsler got caught stealing in the bottom of the eight, Kerry Wood to Mark to Derek. Derek ran him down and faked him out with a pretend throw. (I didn’t actually see that, I watched the video clip on MLB.com. I went on twitter to boast, “Didn’t I say the Yankees were going to win this game?” I was right.

However, if anyone remembers that they started scoring after I left, I may never be invited to another tweet-up.

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa