Los Angeles Angels at NY ~ Thursday, August 11, 2011

~~ Angels 5, Yankees 6 ~~

Curtis Grandson (not a home run hitter) hits home run #32, but the big hit of the game was Robinson Cano’s grand slam.

Going into the 9th the score was 6-2, then Cory Wade let 2 men get on base, so Mo comes in and his first pitch was a home run, cuts the lead to one run, but what makes Mo great, he turns around and gets the next two men out and his 30th save of the season.

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

New York Yankees at Boston ~ Sunday, August 7, 2011

~~ Red Sox 3, Yankees 2 ~~

Yankees were ahead, granted it was one run, but Mo came in and …. Mo? MO! You pick now to be human!! And then that nasty Garden Gnome has to hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game, off my Mo. **sticks pin in Pedroia doll**

So free baseball in Fenway, then Hughes gives up the winning run. Tough loss. Yankees also kind of ran through the bullpen, now the only thing to do is move forward.

At least the Boston pitchers held true to form and hit Jeter.

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

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 โ™ก ) 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 รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

Winning in spite of ….

~~ Yankees 18, White Sox 7 ~~

No I won’t go there, I have always defended A.J., always looked for the good, and this is how he repays me! 13 run lead and he went from being a pitcher, to throwing batting practice. I saw this before, with the Blue Jays, that time there wasn’t a lead to give up and the Yankees lost, this time, Joe pulled him after 4.1 innings and put in Cory Wade. AJ was mad, didn’t wait for Joe, walked off the mound and pulled his jersey off as he went into the tunnel. Cory got the win, Ayala and Soriano pitched scoreless. So much for blaming A.J. previous loses on no run support. He could not complain about no run support here! This just makes me mad, and I don’t like to get mad at any of the Yankees. Especially one I defended in the past.

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

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

The Mariners have King Felix ~ Wednesday, July 27, 2011

~~ Mariners 9, Yankees 2 ~~

Tonight the Yankees had Phil Hughes. Unfortunately, things didn’t go the Yankees way tonight. I have read some things on Twitter about how “Hughesssss-less” he is, but is you look at his line, he was effective just had no run support and the bull pen, “coughed up the lead”. Phil had two runs charged to him in 6 innings. Noesi gave up 2 runs in one inning, yet all I hear is how bad Phil is and how good everyone else is (except of course Mitre). Even if they had been held to 2 runs, the game would have been tied since our bats were just sticks of wood tonight.

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

Run limits ~ Saturday, July 23, 2011

~~ Athletics 4, Yankees 3 ~~

Each team in the MLB has a set number of runs they are allowed to score in a series. The amount varies to some degree but it applies to each team. I don’t know the exact number, but I do know these limits exist.

When the Yankees scored 17 runs the other night they got a call from Bud reminding them that if they went over their run limit there would be repercussions. Because of that coming into this game the Yankees were afraid to hit the ball. Oakland on the other hand was nowhere near their run limit so they could pound away at the ball. These run limits are the reason Oakland was able to break their 11 game losing streak against the Yankees and why Josh Willingham and Hideki Matsui weren’t afraid to hit homers.

Some of you may be thinking you’ve never heard of ‘run limits’, didn’t you see how Nick Swisher was scolded after he homered? Trust me, they exist.

If they don’t then it means that the Yankees don’t like AJ and that is just not true. I think.

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

On the other hand ~ Tuesday, July 19, 2011

~~ Rays 3, Yankees 2 ~~

Sometimes a pitcher does everything right …. o.k., maybe not everything, but Bartolo deserved a win! And they couldn’t give it to him. All they gave him was a couple of errors in the 7th inning. With two men on base Granderson lost the ball in the ceiling (who in their right mind would paint the ceiling of a baseball stadium the same color as the ball?) Then Logan didn’t catch a come backer (ball bounces funny on fake grass). Then a sacrifice fly got the 3rd run in and Granderson’s throw was off (the boys are not used to playing baseball indoors). While it may sound like I am making excuses for the team …. (of COURSE I’m making excuses, I’m a fan! There is nothing objective about this blog, check out the title).

It wasn’t really fair of me to say the team gave Bartolo nothing but errors, Robbie did hit a two run home run. Yay for Robbie. It wasn’t enough.

Just in case I didn’t make it clear, I hate the Trop, baseball was meant to be played outdoors, in the elements on real grass and real dirt.

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

Phil is looking better ~ Sunday, July 17, 2011

~~ Yankees 7, Blue Jays 2 ~~

When I saw Phil Hughes ERA (10.57) I almost cried, almost because he was on the D.L. for a reason. It was also an almost because at the time the score was 5-2 (YAY), and now Phil’s ERA is 8.44 and his WHIP is 1.73, which I don’t quite understand, I just know that it should be closer to 1.00, which I am sure is the direction it is going now. Phil’s line was 6 innings pitched, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks and 5 K’s. Welcome back Phil.
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Cory Wade and David both pitched hitless inning and then Boone came in for the 9th (Boone Logan for closer, don’t panic I’m just kidding), I guess since it wasn’t a save situation and Mo threw almost 30 pitches yesterday Joe decided Boone could handle it, and he did.

Phil also got run support from Swisher, Martin, Granderson, Cano and Pena (yes, Pena). Plenty of run support, surprisingly not from our regular guys. However, I will take it. On to Tampa and more playing on fake grass and dirt. Blech.

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

A better game? ~ Friday, July 15, 2011

~~ Blue Jays 7, Yankees 1 ~~

After all Yankees only lost by 6 runs. Oh give me a break, I know its unacceptable. Kind of like waxing your beard or head. I just saw that on TruTV. Defense was a little better this game, but the offense stank and Garcia was not his usual self. I still maintain the boys need fresh air, real grass and dirt.

Wade came in for the 6th and 7th innings, the Sergio (again! Hopefully Joe is doing this to wear out his arm so he can’t pitch.

CC pitches Saturday. That will stop the bleeding.

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