It’s not my fault, I think ~ Monday, July 4, 2011

Today I walked across the Hudson River, yes really, check it out: Walkway across the Hudson which left me with a monster headache. So I can’t really blame my headache on this lose. The title is rather tongue in cheek since as expected, whenever the Yankees lose, it HAS to be someone’s fault.

A.J. of course put the blame on him, even when reminded about the missed pop-up, he said, “No, it’s all on me.” And he pitched well, just not well enough. And Girardi was trying to save the bullpen, with some pitchers not available after the series with the Mets, and Mo has a sore elbow, so he pushed A.J. for a seventh inning. He was planning to use Dave Robertson in the ninth, but he ended up not being needed.

But why does it have to be anyone’s fault? Why can’t we say that on this particular day, this one game, the Indians played better baseball then the Yankees. So we just pick up and carry on from here. We are still in first place, the Jays trounced (sort of) the Red Sox and the Twins demolished the Rays. So there was some good news in baseball today.

~~ Indians 6, Yankees 3 ~~

Burnett’s numbers for the game were 7 innings pitched, 4 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks and 6 K’s. Wade pitched one inning and was responsible for the other 2 runs. Austin Kearns hit the 3 run home run off A.J. Yes that Austin Kearns, that played for the Yankees. This was his first home run of this season. I guess he’s been saving up for us. At least Santana, who hit the home run against Wade has 13 home runs for this season.

Granderson hit his 23rd home run, right after Em told him he needed to catch up. It was a solo shot, so not much help. The boys will be back in form tomorrow, CC takes the mound.

Mark Teixeira is not going to the All-Star game, nor is he participating in the Home Run Derby. And yes, him not being in the All-Star is part of the reason for declining the Home Run Derby. Not because he feels snubbed and now has hurt feelings. It’s a long trip and how often does he get 3 days with his family? Even when the team is playing at home, he has to go to the ball park every day. So he’s getting a mini vacation with his beautiful wife, who he’s stupid in love with, and his kids. Judging from his Facebook status, he likes playing with his kids. This paragraph is written in response to a stupid twitterer who was calling Teixeira a baby, way to be classy engaging in name calling someone who is definitely better then you.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 ~ Yes the Yankees DO Like to Come From Behind

~~Yankees 7, Rangers 6~~

Wednesday night is church, I don’t miss for baseball games. I do take my phone however ๐Ÿ˜‰ Which is how I knew the Rangers scored a run in the first inning. When I got home the score was 3-1 Rangers and I decided not to turn on the T.V. I had a bad fan moment and said, “The Yankees can lose without me.” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

While doing other stuff online, which I can’t remember now what I was doing, I had Gameday on, the score crept up to 6-1. Javier was disappointing me and a lot of people. I tried to stay calm, not watching the game helped, I least I wasn’t seeing the melt-down.

Then slowly the Yankees began to gain ground, Sergio Mitre pitched to end of the 6th without giving up a run, 6-2. Kerry Wood pitched 2 shutout innings and the score was now Rangers 6, Yankees 5, thanks in part to a home run by Marcus Thames, who was batting in Mark Teixeira’s spot.

The T.V. was turned on for the 9th inning, Marcus Thames brought run #7 across the plate. Then Mo came in for the save, and the first hit by Elvis Andrus was a triple. So now the tying run was on third. Please forgive me Mo. I was preparing myself for extra innings, I might have even said some things to my T.V. I should not have doubted Mo, give up a save two days in a row? Even non-Yankee fans don’t believe that’s possible.

So after the triple, there was a fly ball to right field and Austin Kearns made a “shoe-string” catch (no idea what that means), next batter bounced the ball to Mo. And he did his lazy look to third base, throw to Swisher at first …. (O.K., top of the ninth, Granderson ran for Berkman, so bottom of the ninth, Granderson was put in center field, Gardner was moved to left field, Kearns was moved to right field, the only place left for Swish was first base) 2nd out. Then the next batter grounded out to 3rd base.

Sometimes I think Mo likes to toy with people. Time: 3:45, Attendance: 48,676. Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote


More on the trade

This from the MLB website:

Now that the non-waiver Trade Deadline has passed, deals involving players on a 40-man roster cannot be made unless the players have already cleared waivers.

In other words, a player must be offered to the other teams in reverse order of the standings, and if he is claimed by one of the teams, he cannot be traded. The club that placed the player on waivers can either withdraw the request and keep the player or let the player go to the claiming team, which would then have the rights to the player.

I still don’t understand exactly what this means, mainly because I don’t understand what being placed on waivers means, I don’t know how the teams decide which player is offered for trade etc etc.

However, I did learn that DFA means “designated for assignment” but I don’t really know what that means.

Here are the trades the Yankees made:

Yankees acquire Berkman from Astros
Kearns heads to Yankees to boost bench
Yanks land Wood to help bridge gap to Mo

Right now the Yankees are playing the Rays and are tied at 4 runs. Berkman is playing at D.H., so far he is 0-4, I am cutting him some slack, after all he just came in and its his first game as a Yankee.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote

Friday, July 30, 2010 ~ Just one little mistake

~~Rays 3, Yankees 2~~

The game started out good, Jeter got on base and then Nickโ™ก hit a home run off of Wade Davis, so the Yankees were starting off good, 2-0 lead. And they held the lead until ….

The sixth inning when Phil threw a fast ball over the plate and Matt Joyce hit a home run, except his was a 3 run home run. So equal hits for each team, just one more run for the Rays. Time: 2:38. Attendance: 36,973.

In other news the trade deadline is July 31, 2010. I don’t know much about this, just that the Yankees have two new players, Lance Berkman from the Houston Astros to be the D.H. and Austin Kearns from the Cleveland Indians. Kearns is the player I kept yelling at and calling a bum while the Yankees were playing the Indians. He just seemed to keep catching the ball. Now he is going to be catching the ball for the Yankees. Berkman says he is nervous about leaving Houston and coming to NY, but I think he will do fine. His old team mate Andy is here and everyone says the Yankee Clubhouse is very welcoming.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote