Post #400

~~ Rays 5, Yankees 3 ~~

Yes this is my 400th post on this blog, and it’s a shame it’s for a losing game. Even though these games don’t matter one way or the other for the Yankees, they do matter for the Rays and the Red Sox. The only reason I am not extremely upset is that every time the Rays win, it makes things tougher for the Red Sox. I really don’t want the Red Sox in the playoffs.

Another thing that is a shame is that Colon didn’t get the win. He held the Rays to 2 runs, then Soriano gave up 3 runs in the 7th. I may have tolerated Soriano when he was pitching good, but I never really warmed to him. But Bartolo I liked.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Tuesday, September 27, 2011 πŸ˜›

Now tied, next greatness

~~ Yankees 7, Blue Jays 6 ~~

Mariano Rivera is one save from standing alone atop the all-time list, tying Trevor Hoffman with No. 601 after home runs from Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson rallied the Yankees from a big early deficit against the Blue Jays.

Do not tell me that Colon did this on purpose so that Mo could get another save. I mean that is what happened, but I don’t think it was planned. I’m worried about Colon, I hope he is O.K.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Saturday, September 17, 2011 πŸ˜›

West Coast games ~ Yawn!

~~ Angels 2, Yankees 1 ~~

Although, I’m sure I’m not as tired as the Yankees who are playing their third game in 3 different ball parks in 2 time zones in 3 days. And people say the Yankees has an easy schedule! I’d like to show those people the difference between easy and hard, just saying.

Now the game is over and Colon pitched brilliantly, yes brilliantly I say, and then the bull pen let him down. No not my David, he also pitched brilliantly, I mean those bums Laffey and Ayala, I just want to say, a WALK OFF for the Angels is not acceptable. Next game we must do better.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Friday, September 9, 2011 πŸ˜›

Closer of the future?

~~ Yankees 6, Blue Jays 4 ~~

When Bartolo left the game the Blue Jays were ahead by one. That is why he doesn’t get the win, even thought the Yankees ended up winning the game.

This was an unusual game. With Teixeira out because he got hit by a pitch Thursday, Nick Swisher was first baseman, Andruw Jones was in right field. He did fantastic yesterday, he jumped and snagged a fly ball by Jose, I felt so bad for Jose (not really). And Francisco Cervelli hit a home run. The only thing not unusual about that was instead of being in my seat watching the game, I was in line getting food.

After the 4th or 5th inning we went to the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar. I had never been in there before, if you get a seat by the window, you can look out right over center field. You almost get the feeling you are sitting in center field. Of course there is glass so you can’t yell at the players like you can when you are in the bleachers and photography is not allowed. I kind of wanted to take a picture of the sign that said that. Gary ordered spring rolls, which were kind of like cheesesteak in spring roll wrappers, little bits of steak and cheese. I really wanted jalapeΓ±o poppers, but compromised, next time I said. Gary said sure, for the post season. Yeah right, like he’s going to bring me to a post season game. Hasn’t happened yet.

Bottom of the seventh the Blue Jays are still ahead, two men on, two outs and Cano comes up to bat. At the full count I looked at B and said, “Robbie’s going to do it, he’s going to hit a home run.” I was wrong, no home run, but the two runs scored put the Yankees a run ahead and Swisher’s single brought Robbie home.

Dave Robertson came in for the eight and ninth innings. Considering that Mo had pitched in 4 of the last 5 games he was due a rest, not only that, I think Joe wanted to see if Dave could get 6 outs in a game, just in case he takes over for Mo IF it ever becomes necessary. The 8th inning was 1-2-3, in the 9th Brett Lawrie doubled, and since we know Dave loves the added pressure of the tying run at the plate, ball game over, Yankees win.

When you leave Mohegan Sun the stairs are right there and they go right outside, kind of like your own private gate and on this day they were giving away Turkey Hill Mint Ice cream with oreo cookies. So I continued stuffing my face.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Saturday, September 3, 2011 πŸ˜›

Score some runs will ya!!

~~ Orioles 2, Yankees 0 ~~

When I got tired of watching Hurricane Irene I turned on the game, the first thing I saw was Bartolo pitch a 6 run inning. Sexy! Yes they are. However, the O’s pitcher’s kept the Yankees down to 0 runs and Colon let the O’s get 2 runs.

Michael Kay said the Yankees were playing like they had spent the entire day before watching movies, which they probably were, but the Yankees playing half asleep should be better then the last place O’s! This is kind of my way of giving credit to Britton, without really doing it.

However, this is the first game of a double header, tonight Nova is pitching tonight and the Yankees should (better) win.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ πŸ˜›

Oakland Athletics at NYY ~ Tuesday, August 23, 2011

~~ Athletics 6, Yankees 5 ~~

It seems like forever since I went to a game, but it’s only been a month. I was sure with Bart pitching and the fact that I was there, we would have a win. It didn’t happen, even with Sarah doing her baseball player whisperer thing. But it was a good game even so, kind of exciting with the late game rally and the almost home run, but Swisher only hits walk off home runs on my birthday, and it wasn’t my birthday. On the subway, a dad said to his little boy, ‘That would have been special if that had been a home run.’ And the little boy agreed and I agree.

So I got to see Bart pitch, and Boone and Hector. Mark Teixeira did a double play all by himself (I’ve seen that before, but its thrilling, I can hear Michael Kay saying, “What a play by Teixeira!”). I got to see Swisher hit a 3 run home run, but no Mariano, and no win either. Here’s hoping next time I go, there is a happier outcome.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ πŸ˜›

NYY at Kansas City ~ Wednesday, August 17, 2011

~~ Royals 5, Yankees 4 ~~

Colon pitched 5 innings and gave up 5 runs. Noesi finished the game, holding the Royals to the 5 runs, Curtis and Russell each hit home runs to help the Yankee offense but it wasn’t enough.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ πŸ˜›

Once more to the rivalry, LIVE

As I catch up on my other posts, I will be coming here with game high-lights, as they happen.

The Yankees come into this series tied with the Red Sox for first place. That makes these games very important, VERY. This first game the Red Sox have the “Yankee Killer” Jon Lester pitching. Let the game begin!

Inning 1:
Jeter flies out; Curtis and Mark strike out. Red Sox up against Colon.
Bottom: Ellsbury down looking; Pedroia grounds out; Gonzalez grounds out. All batters retired in order.

Inning 2:
Cano strikes out (3 in a row now); single for Swisher; Jones walks; Martin pops out; Posada strikes out.
Bottom: Youkilis singles; Ortiz grounds to second, Youkilis out at second, Ortiz out at first; Crawford grounds out, 1-3.

Inning 3:
Nunez lead off bunt single; Jeter grounds to second, Nunez out at second, Jeter safe at first; Jeter caught stealing; Granderson flies out.
Bottom: Saltalamacchia flies out; Reddick singles; Scutaro singles, Reddick force out at second; Ellsbury doubles, Scutaro scores; Pedroia flies out. NYY 0, BoSox 1

Inning 4:
Teixeira grounds out; Cano strikes out; Swisher strikes out.
Bottom: Gonzalez flies out. Youkilis (hit 80 times in his career) grounds out; Ortiz homers; Crawford strikes out.
NYY 0, BoSox 2

Inning 5:
Jones walks; Martin strikes out; Posada flies out, Jones thrown out at first.
Bottom: Saltalamacchia grounds out; Reddick singles; Scutaro flies out; Ellsbury walks; Pedroia singles;

Pitching change: Boone Logan
Gonzalez flies out.
NYY 0, BoSox 2

Inning 6:
Nunez walks; Jeter singles; Curtis singles (Scutaro fails!!), Nunez scores; Teixeira walks, (Lester is wack and ugly); Cano grounds into double play, Jeter scores, Teixeira out; Swisher (my sweet Nicky β™‘ ) doubles, Curtis scores; Jones grounds out.
Bottom: Youkilis grounds out (Jeter to Mark); Ortiz strikes out swinging! (That’s why he’s Boom Boom Boone) Crawford doubles.

Pitching change: Cory Wade
Saltalamacchia grounds out.
NYY 3, BoSox 2

Inning 7:
Martin grounds out; Posada strikes out; Nunez walks; Nunez caught stealing.
New Pitcher: Rafael Soriano
Bottom: Reddick pops out; Scutaro flies out; Ellsbury strikes out.
NYY 3, BoSox 2

Inning 8:
Jeter strikes out; Curtis pops out; Mark flies out.
New Pitcher: David Robertson
Dustin Pedroia grounds out; Adrian Gonzalez flies out; Kevin Youkilis lines out (hit it straight to Derek, he’s not dead yet! And Youk was mad).
NYY 3, BoSox 2

Inning 9:
Robinson Cano flies out; Nick Swisher walks; Brett Gardner singles, Nick Swisher force out at 2nd; Russell Martin flies out.
New Pitcher: Mariano Rivera
Bottom: David Ortiz grounds out; Carl Crawford singles; Jarrod Saltalamacchia called out on strikes; Josh Reddick called out on strikes.

Winning Pitcher: Boone Logan, Losing pitcher: Jon Lester, Mariano Rivera save #29

~~ Yankees 3, Red Sox 2 ~~

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ πŸ˜›

Double Header ~ Game 1 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2011

~~ Yankees 8, Orioles 3 ~~

This is what we like to see, Colon pitching, Nick hitting home runs, Yankees stealing bases and making errors! Wait, what? Sorry Nunez. And I would like to introduce to you the Yankees new closer, Boone Logan! That last bit was a joke. No closer needed for this game.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ πŸ˜›

Granderson is grand (Russell Martin is pretty hot too) ~ Sunday, July 24, 2011

~~ Yankees 7, Athletics 5 ~~

It’s a corny title but I couldn’t resist. I have to say Curtis Granderson is good at playing baseball. He can hit home runs (27), he can run down a long fly ball and make spectacular throws to home plate. Of course Martin was there to catch the ball and tag the runner.

Russell Martin is also good at baseball. He throws out base runners, and he steals bases.

Hideki Matsui had a perfect night, he went 5 for 5 but Colon only gave up 2 runs in 7 innings. Dave and Mo decided to make things interesting. Kasey never should have told him about her blood pressure. Or maybe Dave just wanted Mo to get his 25th save. We know Mo just likes to play head games with the other batters.

~~ Questo Γ¨ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ πŸ˜›