And another headline for the ages

“G-men push Yankees past O’s in series finale”

~~ Yankees 4, Orioles 2 ~~

No I did not make that up, it is copied straight from MLB.com, seriously who comes up with this? I get it, Freddy Garcia pitched 6 solid innings only giving up 2 runs, Gardner had a base clearing triple, but really “G-men”? That deserves a “SMH”.

The problem I have with headlines like that is it makes it seem like the whole game was on their shoulders, and while yes, Gardner had 3 of the 4 RBI, he wasn’t the only player out there, and Garcia only pitched 6 innings, there were 3 other pitchers that held the O’s to 2 runs. So lets give Hector, Dave, and Mo credit where it is due for doing their part.

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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.

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Fun or boring game? ~ Friday, July 22, 2011

~~ Yankees 17, Athletics 7 ~~

Some people think blowouts are fun, they like seeing their team win by 10 or 20 runs, some people say they are boring. Apparently Phil Hughes thinks they are boring since he let the A’s score 7 runs. Hector Noesi apparently thinks they’re fun since he held them to the seven runs they already had and picked up his second win, his record is now 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA. As bad as Phil was today, he was better then Trevor Cahill, who doesn’t have a bad ERA, just seems to fall apart against the Yankees. He pitched 2 innings, gave up 9 hits, 10 runs, walked 2, had two stolen bases and watched two balls make it into the seats, one with the bases loaded.

Nick and Mark hit the home runs, Nick’s was a 3 run, Mark’s a grand slam and the following players all joined the party. Nunez, Gardner, Jeter (3), Granderson (2), Swisher (5), Teixeira (4), Laird. Laird just got called up, his first major league hit was also a major league RBI.

What camp do I fall in with regards to high scoring games? If it’s the Yankees batting around, fun fun fun!!

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Another win, for D-Rob ~ Monday, July 18, 2011

~~ Yankees 5, Rays 4 ~~

I can’t remember the last time I watched a whole game. Either because I got home late or had something to do, or had to go upstairs and got aggravated with my friend. Today didn’t break my streak but I don’t remember now why. So I followed on Twitter and MLB at bat 11.

A.J. struggled tonight, he managed to keep the Rays to 4 runs, but he walked 6. That’s more than he struck out. Fortunately, he stopped giving up runs at 4 and our relievers Noesi and Robertson (High socks got it done!) kept them at 4 runs. And Mo got save number 24, after the Rays pitcher walked Martin to bring in the winning run.

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Pena awoke Monday morning — the day he turned 26 — with severe stomach pains and was taken to the hospital. The result was appendicitis, which prompted doctors to remove his appendix and forced Pena to go on the disabled list prior to the start of a four-game series against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Hurt corner: Pena to DL thins options at third0

Oh Colon ~ Thursday, July 14, 2011

~~ Blue Jays 16, Yankees 7 ~~

It is one of those sentences that can have two meanings, depending on how its said. It can mean you did good, or it can mean the total opposite. This was not a good oh Colon, this was more of a Oh Colon wtf is wrong with you? Although in his defense, of the eight runs he gave up in the first inning, only two were earned, which means the defense sucked. Kasey blamed the astroturf, our boys are used to playing on real grass and dirt. Whatever the reason, Colon was not sharp and the boys seemed to be sleeping. 3 errors in the game by the Yankees.

Colon didn’t even last the first inning, Ayala came in, then Noesi, both gave up runs, but in the 3rd inning the Yankees started a rally with a home run from Andruw Jones. By inning 6 the Yankees were within 2 runs of the Blue Jays. Then it all fell apart.

You know I love the Yankees and will defend the players, most of the time. Mitre is awful, I don’t know why the Yankees got him back. I almost agree with the people who say Sergio in, GAME OVER. 5 hits, 4 runs in less then two innings.

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The Subway Series ~ Friday, July 1, 2011

~~ Yankees 5, Mets 1 ~~

The main problem with typing a post a few days after a game is I forget what I wanted to say, this is the case today. Even looking at the box score doesn’t always help. I can see that the Yankees jumped out ahead in the first inning. That Nova only gave up one run, that Ayala, Wade, Logan, Robertson and Noesi pitched scoreless innings. Rivera didn’t get a save, it wasn’t a save situation.

The box score even notes who got the RBI’s, in fact that is where I get my information for my page where I keep track of the Yankee records. And the summary lists the plays, but you just can’t get the amazing plays that you get from watching. Like it says, double play, Cano to Teixeira, and we know that is a common occurrence.

However, since I promised a post a game, I am still here, plugging away.

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Zack Greinke in New York ~ Tuesday, June 28, 2011

~~ Yankees 12, Brewers 2 ~~

Michael Kay said that Greinke doesn’t like performing in front of crowds and doesn’t like the media attention. From his performance I think Kay is right. After 2 innings and 56 pitches he was pulled. He also gave up 7 runs, of which 7 were earned. He also walked 3. If this is how he pitches in New York, it seems the Yankees were right to say no thanks to Greinke.

The Brewers actually got more hits then the Yankees. I guess Yankees defense is just better. Freddy one time said that he always pitches like its a one run game. He did so tonight holding the Brewers to two runs even with the Yankees having 7 runs on the board. Yankees then went on to get 5 more runs. Noesi and Wade also pitched scoreless innings.

Nick Swisher hit a 3 run home run. Mark Teixeira hit a 2 run home run, his 24th of the season, putting him in first place in the American League.

In my continuing discussion of Interleague play, I never thought of this but Interleague play is also hard on the National League teams. They have to pull a player to D.H. and that puts them at a disadvantage. Girardi says the 9 games of Interleague play in a row can cripple a team. Here’s a thought, forget about where they are playing, National League teams play with their rules and American League teams play with their rules. Neither team will be at a disadvantage since they will both be playing the way they are used to playing.

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Game 2 ~ Wednesday, June 22, 2011

~~ Reds 10, Yankees 2 ~~

As usually happens with a double header, the games were split and Red won the second game. However, I wasn’t expecting such an uneven score. Oh well it happens.

Gorden gave up 4 runs in 5 innings, then Boone and Cory had scoreless outings. Then Noesi came in. Dear sweet Noesi who had such a fantastic debut and has pitched so well for us, came in and blew the game wide open. 8 hits and 6 runs. Maybe he was chanelling John Lackey. Yeah I went there. Luis came in and also had a scoreless outing, but by this time the Reds had 10 runs.

Swisher hit a home run in the second inning and that was all until the 8th. We could have won it! Then 3 more runs in the 8th, no stick a fork in it.

However Yankees did win the series and since Boston has lost their last two games are now only half a game out of first place.

Go Yankees! Enjoy your day off.

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A little bit of run support ~ Saturday, June 18, 2011

~~ Yankees 4, Cubs 3 ~~

Just fooling around with the logo from the MLB site, don’t tell them.

So A.J. got a little bit of run support, this time it was enough. My buddy Russell stole a base, Nunez made another error, #8 for the year. Gardner threw the ball into home from left field and Russell tagged the runner out, even though the runner ran into him and knocked him down. Russell got up and showed him the ball. It was one of the three double plays the Yankees turned.

Ballgame over, Yankees win.

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This is how we want it to end ~ Thursday, June 16, 2011

~~ Yankees 3, Rangers 2 ~~

Yankees have won another series. This time with a bunch of home runs. Well not in this game. But we did get another corny headline: “Broom for three: Gardner, Yanks sweep Rangers”. We also got a look at a new pitcher, Brian Gordon, who despite not getting the win made a good first impression, holding the Rangers to 2 runs. Unfortunately, the Yankees were not getting the hits. C.J. Wilson was doing his job for the Rangers.

So there was free baseball in the Bronx, this was definitely a hard won win with the game going to 12 innings.

6 up, 6 down for Cory Wade

Bottom of the 12th: Granderson up, Base hit to right field
Mark Teixeira, fly out to left field, out #1
Robinson Cano, hit by pitch, takes first base, Granderson to second base
Brett Gardner, (and Sarah, listening to the radio, said, “Brett just hit the ball” and he always listens)
base hit, Granderson scores.

Yankees win. Time for pie. ๐Ÿ™‚ On to the Cubs for Interleague road trip!

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