My plans changed about a dozen times

Well maybe not that many, certainly not as often as the content of this post changed. I always ‘write’ my post ahead of time in my head and the title and content kept changing. Maybe because this is the third game I was planning to write about in my effort to ‘get blogging again’. This is a good one since I actually went to this game. But that’s not the whole story.

First it was going to be me and some friends, who just happen to be Red Sox fans going to the game. Unfortunately we were unable to get tickets, so then we thought, maybe we will all get together at a bar to watch, (Professor Thom’s? I think not) but then Kasey was planning to come to the city that day. So I was thinking, depending on when she went home would determine what I did, since she is pretty hard core and gives a look whenever I mention Red Sox fans. Then her husband was going to come, so I told my friends I was available that day if they wanted. They were nice enough to consider an ‘agnostic’ bar. As I was waiting to hear where they were thinking of going, I got an e-mail from a friend (who I had told I was going to the game) asking me if he would see me there. “No couldn’t get tickets.” He sent me an e-mail saying he might have an extra ticket, so then I was going to the game. And that is how I ended up waiting out a 2 hour rain delay in the Audi Club drinking beer and eating Jalapeño poppers and chicken fingers.

~~ Red Sox 8, Yankees 6 ~~

After taking a beating the night before, the Sox came out strong with a 3 run first inning, in the 5th inning they added 3 more runs and were now ahead by 2 runs. They held that lead until the 8th inning when Mark Teixeira tied the score with a 2 run home run. Rafael Soriano came in to close and proceeded to give up 2 runs. Alfredo Aceves (would it be sour grapes for me to call him a traitor? Ah who cares!) [TRAITOR!] and closed the game out, ballgame over, Red Sox win, which makes my record for win vs losses when attending Yankees vs Red Sox 1-4.

Before anyone gets too hyper, Yankees are still in first place, Red Sox are still in last place, and it’s now time to PLAY BALL!

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

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Red Sox Lose

On Twitter I tweeted that one of my favorite things is hearing “Saltalamacchia strikes out.” Not just because he’s a Red Sox, but also because I love saying his name, it’s kind of musical. Saltalamacchia gets a hit, isn’t nearly as musical a phrase.

One of my other favorite things is hearing, the Red Sox Lose. Doesn’t matter who they are playing. Today it was the Tigers. Red Sox tied the game in the top of the ninth (thank you very much Valverde you fat clown) and then the Tigers loaded the bases (thank you Aceves for hitting a batter) and got a man in.

This brings up a rule about baseball that I never understand, I mean I understand the rule, I don’t understand the reasoning behind it and it seems blatantly unfair to me. It is also one of the reasons that wins are not a true measure of a pitchers greatness, or lack thereof.

Justin Verlander started the game, he pitched 8 innings of shut-out ball, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts. Then Valverde comes in top of the 9th, 3 hits, 2 runs, blows the save and since the game is tied Verlander no longer gets the win. Then the Tigers get a run in the bottom of the ninth, and …. wait for it …. Valverde gets the win. Not only did he not ‘win’ this game, he tied it and is the reason the Tigers had to play the ninth inning! He almost lost the game and he gets a win on his record. I wonder if he danced off the mound when he got the last out.

Rant over. Yankees opening day is tomorrow, home opener a week from tomorrow.

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

After 1400 bad outings ….

~~ Yankees 4, Red Sox 2 ~~

That was how the text started, the text from my Red Sox fan friend.

1400 bad outings and he picks last night to get his crap together?????

This was the next morning, I was still fuming at THAT BUM that hit Mark and knocked him out of the game. Beating the Red Sox was not enough, I wanted Aceves blood. So I fired back a response:

Don’t pick on AJ. You have enough of your own sucky players to complain about.

I am not sure if he truly understood my comment. Not sucky in that they can’t play ball, but in that they keep hitting people when they really shouldn’t. The Red Sox seem to have Mark Teixeira in their sites. Sour grapes perhaps?

Cano, Martin and Chavez took care of the Red Sox for us, and AJ held them to 2 runs. And the new wonder boy Jesus Montero? He went 0 for 4. Well what did you expect? It was his first day in the bigs, facing big league pitchers. He did score a run, Aceves welcomed him to Major League baseball with a major league plunking.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Thursday, September 1, 2011 😛

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees ~ Wednesday, June 8, 2011

~~ Red Sox 11, Yankees 6 ~~

Boston continues to hit the Yankees hard, even their pitchers. Yes Tim Wakefield hit Robinson Cano. He is a knuckleball thrower and Derek said, he doesn’t think even Wakefield knows where the ball is going. He gave up 5 runs, and the reliever Aceves, who used to pitch for the Yankees gave up one. You would think that six runs for the Yankees would be enough. Except that A.J. gave up 8 runs, 7 earned and if that was enough, Lance Pendleton gave up another 3. Rough night for us Yankee fans.

The commentary on this is short because I didn’t watch the game. I was at church and when I got home and saw the score I just kept track on my computer. It is less painful that way.

So once again the Red Sox have won the series with Ortiz, Crawford and Drew each hitting home runs. I heard Ortiz didn’t do his bat flip, not that I care. I am just don’t want another sweep.

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 ~ Gentlemen, start your engines

~~Yankees 8, Indians 0~~

After two lackluster games, the big bats woke up, the game started with a bang and they hit the ground running. How do you like that? Yes I know, that was kind of corny. But that is exactly what happened. 1 run in the first inning, 3 in the 2nd and 3rd innings and 1 in the 4th inning. That was all, it was enough as A.J., Joba and Alfredo held the Indians scoreless. Personally, Joba got lucky, lucky Swisher was there to catch those two high fly balls.

Alex did not get his 600, I hope he does so they stop talking about it, so they stop with the stupid marked balls, etc. etc. I always maintain that the pink bats for mother’s day mess with the swings, I feel these marked balls are messing with Alex’s head. Just a thought.

Mark started things off in the first inning, then Alex brought him home, then in the second Mark brought in two runs. As it turned out, every player in the starting lineup except Jeter got a hit. Not to say Jeter didn’t do anything, he signaled to Cervelli which side of the plate to slide to, or was it Granderson? Brett Gardner got his 28th stolen base, and Cervelli threw out Crowe stealing second.

Robinson Cano got a home run, which was the last run the Yankees got.

On a personal note, I surprised myself with how much I remember about the players, not from reading everything, but just from paying attention to the games. I am now studying the boxscore to see if I can figure out how they count runs and runs batted in.

So a good day, a shut-out ball game, A.J. gets the win, pitched 6.1 innings, gave up 7 hits, walked 3 and struck out 7; Yankees are one win closer to winning the series and I got to see Andy Pettitte on Centerstage. Time: 3:20 (:42 delay). Attendance: 22,965. Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

Must C: Comical

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

5/19 NY Yankees 6 vs Tampa Bay Rays 10

If I had blogged yesterday the title would have been 5/18 NY Yankees 6 vs Boston Red Sox 7, it was as painful a game as the game before, but with no happy ending for the Yankees or their fans. I had decided to be like Mariano, not in terms of pitching, I can’t pitch to save my life, and I know this because I pitched in high school. I was awful. I had decided to ‘close the door’ on this game and look forward to the next game. It is a little harder to do that two games in a row.

As bad as this score looks, it was much worse the beginning of the 9th inning. Yankees scored 4 runs in the 9th inning. It was an exciting rally, but it didn’t last long enough.

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To add injury to insult, Posada has a fracture on the bottom of his foot. Since I don’t want to talk about the game, which I missed since I was at church, I will just run down the list of injuries.

Aceves, Alfredo (P) ~ 15-day DL ~ TBD ~ Lower back discomfort ~ Placed on DL May 12.
Granderson, Curtis (CF) ~ 15-day DL ~ Possibly late May ~ Grade 2 strain of left groin .
Johnson, Nick (1B) ~ 15-day DL ~ August ~ Inflamed tendon in wrist ~ Surgery May 18.
Posada, Jorge (C) ~ 15-day DL ~ June 20 ~ Right foot injury ~ Received MRI on May 19
Swisher, Nick (RF)() ~ Day-to-day ~ TBD ~ Left bicep strain ~ Missed 4th straight game 5/19

So we have 5 players out and Marcus Thames stepped on a bat and turned his ankle. Nothing broken. Next game is against the Rays, then Yankees play the Mets. Thank goodness.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

5/5 NY Yankees 7 vs Baltimore Orioles 5

Game Wrapup

Broom.gifAlmost lost this one, they were ahead 6-1 at one point, Andy Pettitte left the game after 5 innings (OK if I believed in curses, I would say it was the SI curse, but since I don’t, I won’t say: “Put Jeter in a bubble! NOW!”) with soreness in his arm. Dave Robertson gave up two home runs in the 8th, then they got 2 runs in the 9th. Fortunately the Yankees got another run in the 8th, Alfredo Aceves got the last outs of the game to save the win for Andy.

Some of those details may be wrong. If you want to know what happened you can go to the wrap up.

I missed the first part of the game, including the home runs by Nick Johnson and Nick Swisher. I didn’t miss Mark Teixeira’s two run double, very sweet, and most of Nicky’s GREAT catches.

Yesterday I saw a trivia contest to win tickets, I knew the answer, but then realized I couldn’t accept the tickets since they were for today’s game and I needed to be home today because D had his surgery yesterday. Then after that, one of my co-workers (who has season tickets) asked me if I would possibly be interested in going to the game (Tuesday) because his friends who get the tickets with him weren’t sure they were going, of course I couldn’t because of D and his surgery. I cried. Not on the outside, but inside I was crying and cursing D and his prostate.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

4/30 NY Yankees 6 vs Chicago White Sox 4

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I love going to games. I really do, even if it means I get home at midnight and eat all the wrong stuff and drink too much (although for me any more then 1 beer is too much). One thing that I like is that the Yankees win when I go. Seriously they do, every time. I wear my dangly NYY earrings when I go. I like going to games so much I even got a New York Yankee logo tattoo. OK its a temporary tattoo.
Tonight was no exception, even with Chicago White Sox taking the lead early and sitting in front of a drunk stupid b—- girl. Besides being drunk and stupid, she knew nothing about baseball or the players and she spilled beer on Kasey’s head. She is the reason I don’t take my knife to games.
It was a great time, on the way home Kasey was talking about maybe coming tomorrow (Saturday) if D is feeling up to it (he had teeth pulled Thursday), since he won’t feel like doing much for a while after his surgery next Tuesday.
Below is a brief recap.
1st inning: CWS got a 3 run homer.
NYY: Derek singles, Mark walked, Derek to 2nd, Alex doubles, Derek scores. Robbison Cano (he is red hot right now) singles and Mark scores. End of the inning score: CWS 3, NYY 2
2nd or 3rd inning, I thought Alex had tagged Lucy, it looked like it from where I say, the umpire said no, Lucy scored, umpires fault. End of the inning score: CWS 4, NYY 2
Nothing from either team until: 
5th inning: The Yankees had a run down, Derek caught the ball, runner going to 3rd, so he threw it to Alex, runner heads back, Alex throws to Robbie at second, runner starts back to 3rd see Alex not at 3rd base, didn’t look ahead to 3rd to see Derek at third, Robbie to Derek, runner out. 
NYY: Brett Gardner singled, stole 2nd, then Derek hit a home run. You might not think the stolen base was useful but it is, cause it really annoys the pitcher. We like it when the other team’s pitcher gets annoyed. CWS 4, NYY 4
7th inning: Alfredo Aceves comes in to pitch for Andy.
NYY: Francisco Cervelli was HBP, Brett Gardner singles, Derek Jeter hits a triple, Frankie and Brett score. End of inning score: CWS 4, NYY 6
Damaso Marte and Joba Chamberlain also pitched, then Mariano for the 9th, end of the ballgame.
Robinson Cano finished April with .400 batting average and currently has a 9 game hitting streak.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

4/17 NY Yankees 7 vs Texas Rangers 3

Quick post today. AJ got his 2nd win, that’s two in a row, he was freakin’ amazing. Jeter got a home run, Alex hit his first home run of the season to pass Mark McGwire. He is now in 8th place in number of home runs. Brett Gardner had 3 infield hits, he is so fast. Joe Girardi recorded his 200th win as the Yankees’ manager and Jorge Posada notched his 1,500th career hit, a third-inning single that jump-started a four-run rally. 

A.J. didn’t give up any runs pitching 7 innings about 110 pitches, the 3 runs were given up by Alfredo Aceves in the 8th inning. He was replaced by Damaso Marte who closed out the inning and then Joba came in for the 9th inning. After he finished, the camera was on his dad, and his dad did a fist pump! 

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote