Game 2 in the Bronx

The Yankees are not going to win 162 games this year, they will have to settle for 160 at this point.

~~ Red Sox 7, Yankees 4 ~~

It is never a good thing when your starter starts hitting batters, especially when he does it twice in one inning and walks a batter in between. Kuroda got hit on the hand, suffered a bruised middle finger. He tried to stay in but with his loss of control Girardi took him out and put in Cody Eppley who managed to get the next batter to ground into a double play. You can look up which batter hit him, I off to buy supplies to make another doll for my Red Sox collection and sharp pins.

Cody Eppley then proceeded to give up 4 runs in the next inning. His ERA is now old enough to drink in every state in the Union. He and Kuroda need to do some stellar pitching to bring it down to normal levels. Kuroda I think can do it, Eppley has the problem that as a reliever he doesn’t pitch a lot of innings.

Adam Warren saved the bullpen, came in as a reliever and pitched 5 and 1/3 innings. 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 4 strike outs. He came through for the Yankees in a big way as did Hafner (why is he called Pronk?) and Wells. Both hit home runs so even though the Yankees lost, it wasn’t a totally embarrassing loss.

Tomorrow night is the last game in the series. Here’s hoping we don’t get swept.

Game 2
Yankees 0-2

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

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The last day for Texas

And we’re going for the sweep! You know that didn’t happen, but I was at this game and if would have been a bad day if the Yankees had won, since they lost it was a horrible day.

~~ Rangers 10, Yankees 6 ~~

First off it was hot and muggy, even with my wet towel around my neck I was miserable. I’m too short for these seats and my legs fell asleep, and the guy next to me was drunk, and since he was drunk he was ignoring all the rules about others personal space, because of this I wasn’t able to shift around in my seat, another reason my legs fell asleep. UGH. Then the guy behind me, knew everything one could possibly know about baseball, he could do a much better job then Girardi, in fact if he was managing the team, they would have won 118 games this year! That’s why he’s working for the Yankees instead of watching the game. Oh wait, he is watching the game.

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

2011 GIBBYs Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards

The categories are listed below. Of course I voted for the Yankee players, maybe I’m prejudiced, but if I didn’t believe the players were the best, ….

Anyway if you click on this link, you can vote for the players you think are great!
Player
Starting Pitcher
Rookie
Closer
Setup Man
Defensive Player
Breakout Player
Comeback Player
Wow Factor
Manager
Executive
Postseason MVP

and out with a whimper

~~ Tigers 3, Yankees 2 ~~

The last game of the series, the do or die, win or go home, and the Yankees lost by 1 run. They did this all series, lost by one or two runs, won by killing the Tigers. I probably sound like a bad fan saying they went out with a whimper, but that is kind of how it seemed, twice they left the bases loaded in this game, TWICE!

So now I am reduced to watching the team that beat them this year play the team that beat them last year. It presents me with the dilemma of who I root for, but I think I should abstain since the only option is a NL team and I just can’t do it.

From now until spring training I will be coming back for a few posts, you know if anything happens in the Yankee Universe. Take care friends.

“I told them that there was really nothing I could say that was going to make anyone in that room feel any better. There really wasn’t,” said Girardi of his closing speech. “I thought they played hard all year long. I thought they gave us everything that they’ve got. I thought they played like champions would play, even though we’re not going to be champions.”

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Thursday, October 6, 2011 ๐Ÿ˜›

No such thing as a sure thing in baseball

~~ Red Sox 7, Yankees 4 ~~

With Nova pitching versus Lackey, I was sure we’d win it. Then when the Yankees jumped ahead with 3 runs, I was doubly sure the Yankees would win. Even when they went ahead in the 7th, I was still sure Yanks would win, it was only one run and in the bottom of the 7th the Yankees tied it up. So no problem right? RIGHT?

Seven innings later that bad boy Jacoby hits a 3 run home run off Scott Proctor. I don’t know why he was pitching.

Once again there were bad calls against the Yankees. You would think they would get the edge since it is their stadium. Of course you never know if it affected the outcome of the game. It did affect Swisher’s numbers. What was cute was the last time, Swish was hot so Joe comes running out and Cano wraps his arm around Swish’s shoulder and drags him away. Couldn’t afford to lose a player, then Joe got thrown out.

Even though I really wanted the Yankees to sweep the Sox, (possibly out of the post season) Yankees are still number one. This Saturday will still be me and Kasey’s first trip to the post season. So I’m trying not to put too much energy into being angry about this.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Sunday, September 25, 2011 ๐Ÿ˜›

A rain soaked fan

~~ Orioles 5, Yankees 4 ~~

Since I didn’t have to work this Wednesday I decided to go to the game. First off I spent way to much money. Not on the tickets, tickets were cheap, I bought a shirt from Bald Vinny (@baldvinnyย “My heroes aren’t frozen”), I told him I have a collection of anti-Boston shirts. He says you can never have too many. Then after going in the stadium I got suckered talked into having my picture taken. Not a great shot, but consider the model. Then I bought a pin (#4) and a watch. I am wearing the watch now. I also ate too much, hot Italian sausage, cheesy garlic fries, potato chips and drank some beer.

It was cold and raining off and on. I should have worn my rain coat, I ended up buying a rain poncho. I was also glad I had bought that shirt from Bald Vinny, I put it on over the shirt I wore to the game so I wouldn’t freeze. It worked.

All afternoon the weather was icky, sometimes raining, sometimes just a mist. I ended up soaked and cold and late for my nail appointment. I also almost stabbed this loudmouth in my section. Every mistake a player made was a reason for him to be shipped out, he also hated Girardi and Cashman.

Since I had a nail appointment I had to leave after the ninth inning, so I missed out on the free baseball. As I was making my way through GCT, still wearing the poncho, a policeman stopped me and asked me if they won. It was tied when I left I replied. Rats! was his response. I wonder what his response was to the fact that they lost.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Wednesday, September 7, 2011 ๐Ÿ˜›

AJ strikes again (unfortunately) ~ Friday, August 26, 2011

~~ Orioles 12, Yankees 5 ~~

After the third inning I get the score from the game on my phone. When I saw the score was 0-6 Baltimore, I went, ‘HUH?’, then remembered AJ was pitching. Very poorly it seemed. My friend posted on Facebook (not putting her name ’cause I didn’t get her permission):

I feel bad for his team mates who try so hard. We have the best fielders and hitters ever. I always like when CC acknowledges the great plays by the fielders…AJ just doesn’t seem to recognize how often they clean up after him. He isn’t good enough to be arrogant

Not much more to say, AJ was taken out after 5 innings and 9 runs. I’m kind of glad there is a hurricane coming so everyone can rest up for the rest of the series. And rest up because now they have to play on their only off day in September.

~~ 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˜›

Back in Form ~ Wednesday, July 20, 2011

~~ Yankees 4, Rays 0 ~~

To all the haters and naysayers and band wagon fans, the ones saying it was time to let Freddy go (after one bad start) take a look at the score, take a look at 7 strike-outs and 0 walks. Did you hear me? 0 walks. No doubt about who won this pitchers duel. Logan and
Robertson did their part and Mo, sorry Mo not a save situation.

That reminds me, hey Joe? You already have an 8th inning guy, the perfect set-up man, the bridge to Mo, dare I say, the next great closer (maybe not great yet), maybe Soriano can fold towels.

The pitchers did get a little help from Curtis Granderson and Eduardo Nunez who each had 2 RBI’s.

All in all a good game.

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

This is more like it ~ Friday, June 10, 2011

~~ Yankees 11, Indians 7 ~~

This past week I had a terrible nightmare, I dreamed the Sox swept the Yankees, wait …. The Red Sox are now ahead of the Yankees, in first place. Do I need any other reason to hate them? Oh yes, their pitchers like using our hitters for TARGET PRACTICE!!

Apparently, some other teams (cough cough) seem to think they can get in on the fun. Granderson hits a home run in the 2nd inning and the next pitch hits Mark in the upper back. He jumps up and yells at the pitcher, Joe runs out and then everyone runs on the field. No pitches were swung, but things were tense.

The box score says Orlando Cabrera got ejected in the 8th, I don’t know why, but it was by the home plate umpire, so probably arguing strikes and balls.

Mark, Brett, Derek and Curtis all stole bases this game. Things got a little away from the Yankees after Ivan left the game. He only gave up 2 runs. The rest were by the bullpen. Rivera came in to close the game out.

Yankees win.

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