Another double-header because of the stupid freaking rain!

~~ Yankees 6, Red Sox 2 ~~

The pitchers for the first game of this double-header are Wakefield for the Red Sox and A.J. Burnett for NYY. Someone shoot me now.

Gardner and Jeter bunted, both came around to score. Then in the third inning Jorge hits a two run home run, 4-0 Yankees. And the Rays are leading in their game. Since this won’t be posted until after the game and no one is here to read it, “Please don’t melt down, implode, fall apart, or anything else. OK AJ? Please hold it together for your devoted fan (I might be the only one left).”

Oh Captain! My captain. And no, I don’t think he did touch home plate. Until he reached back and tagged AFTER he was called safe. I almost feel sorry for Tim Wakefield, almost.

Hate Ellsbury, all three hits have come off Ellsbury. If it wasn’t for him AJ would have a no-hitter. I will hate him more if he’s gets MVP instead of a Yankee.

And with that hit Derek is now hitting 300 and the Yankees lead 6-2.

Guess Big Sloppy was tired of walking. AJ doesn’t usually melt down this late in the game does he? OH NICE PLAY! Good fielding by Laird and AJ, 3-6-1 double-play.

AJ pitched into the 8th, D-Rob came in to pitch to Ellsbury, who hit two home runs off AJ, and struck him out. Then D-Rob pitched a scoreless ninth saving Mo and Soriano for tonight’s game if needed.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Sunday September 25, 2011 😛

Game 2 ~ Wednesday, September 21, 2011

~~ Yankees 4, Rays 2 ~~

Robinson Cano homered early, but it was Jorge Posada’s eighth-inning, two-run single that sent the Yankees to a sweep of the doubleheader with the Rays and clinched the AL East crown for the Bronx Bombers.

Sabathia left the game score was tied, bases loaded, one out, with one pitch Dave Robertson ends the inning, double play. CC said after the game, “If you have to leave with bases loaded, that’s the guy you want to come in after you.” He didn’t get win number 20, but the Yankees won the division.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Wednesday, September 21, 2011 😛

Dear Yankees,

~~ Angels 6, Yankees 0 ~~

When I said I didn’t want to lose another game by one run, this was not what I had in mind! I meant I didn’t want to lose, I didn’t mean I wanted you to throw the game away.

Love, ME

What can I say expect, the bullpen let us down. The bats let us down. All together, not a fun game. And who the heck is George Kontos?

Russell Martin split his thumbnail, and Cervelli had ‘concussion’ symptoms. So who do you think came into catch? The Yankees emergency catcher, Jorge Posada! And Mark was just grinning from ear to ear. He is one classy guy, actually they both are.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Saturday, September 10, 2011 😛

Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!

~~ Yankees 5, Orioles 3 ~~

There was a four hour rain delay, can you believe it? All the Yankee fans (ok, me and one other, maybe two) are blaming Buck. When you think about it, if the Orioles had agreed to the double-header on that Friday, Yankees would still have a day to play a make-up game and wouldn’t have had to play yesterday. It is what is, can’t change it now. So the delay was longer then the game. I went to bed, couldn’t take it anymore.

Phil Hughes gave up 2 runs in six innings. Not great, not terrible and Logan gave up the other run. The rest of the bull pen kept the Orioles to three runs and Mo picked up save number 39.

Posada, Cervelli and Gardner each hit home runs. That Cervelli is proving all the haters wrong! What a little firebrand.

The rain helped and hindered both teams. In the end, Yankees win.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Tuesday, September 6, 2011 😛

Everybody can just stuff it now

~~ Yankees 5, Red Sox 2 ~~

For everyone who said CC couldn’t beat the Red Sox.

Of course, it was bound to happen, he wasn’t going to go all season and into the post-season without beating them, just like Lackey can’t go two starts without hitting a batter (yeah I went there). Now he has done it.

He also gave the Sox a taste of their own medicine: after the inning when Curtis was not hit-by-pitch, he hit Ellsbury, later in the game though Lackey got his hits batman, Cervelli. It came back to bite him when Cervelli scored. Matt Albers then hit Posada.

The hit-by-pitches were controversial in this game, in that in the first inning, Granderson was hit and the umpire said no, and in the 9th, the umpire said Saltalamacchia was hit by Mo when he swung, Joe was mad came running out and got thrown out. It didn’t matter, Mo just got the next batter out. End of ball game, Yankees win.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Tuesday, August 30, 2011 😛

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 è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

Tampa Bay Rays at NYY ~ Saturday, August 13, 2011

~~ Yankees 9, Rays 2 ~~

Only two home runs for the Yankees in this game. One by the non-home-run-hitter Granderson (#33) and Jorge Posada. I have a feeling the evil home runs have been replaced by evil grand slams. Jorge got 6 RBI this game. A little rest did the old man good. We were at our annual religious convention so we didn’t see the start of this game, but sitting in the living room with the bases loaded and Jorge up, Kasey and I were both thinking, Jorge could drive some runs in here. HOLY COW!! Alex complained that Kasey and I were screaming like teenage girls. Yes, yes we were.

Phil Hughes held the Rays to 2 runs and Wade and Noesi pitched scoreless innings.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

Are you ready? ~ Tuesday, July 5, 2011

~~ Yankees 9, Indians 2 ~~

As I am sitting here trying to come up with a title for this blog post, something other than, “CC gets run support again!” the song for the Lotto commercial keeps running through my head, “Are you ready? Are you ready? Get set, Ready get set lets go!” Or something like that. I hate the commercials, I think they are totally ignorant, but the song is catchy.

No one was really worried about this game, even with Cervelli catching and Jorge playing first base, since CC was pitching. The general consensus was, oh the Yankees will throw up about a million runs with Big Stoppa on the mound, and they did. Win #12 for the big guy. I don’t have the average number of runs the Yankees have scored with CC pitching, but I know its high. Like I said, the more confidence the guys have in the pitcher, the better they play. I just hope Phil Hughes gets support his first game back.

The last time the Yankees faced Carrasco was on June 13th, it was the day Jeter got injured and ended up on the D.L. He held the Yankees to 5 hits and no runs. This was a completely different story as the Yankees got 10 hits and 6 runs in 4 innings. Two of those hits were home run number 24 and 25 for Curtis Granderson.

Derek Jeter got two hits and two RBI’s, the second hit went all the way to the wall. So he is now 4 hits away from 3,000.

The line from today’s game was: Yankees, 17 hits, 9 runs. Indians: 7 hits, 2 runs. The two runs were off Lance (Pants) Pendleton, everyone on twitter was freaking out, how he ‘ruined’ CC’s shut-out. Do you think CC really cares? He pitched great, he got the win, everybody knows he’s an All Star even though he didn’t get picked for the team, but instead he gets to go to the Bahamas with his beautiful wife and oh so freaking cute kids. For this game he got to sit in the dugout and watch his team mates run circles around the Indians. So Lance loaded the bases, Posada came over to talk to him, gave him time to take a breath and calm down. I don’t like to speculate on what Jorge said, Probably wasn’t, Dude if you mess this up for CC I will freaking kill you, cause he settled down, two runs, two outs and then a strike out. So I had to tell him, ‘Baby don’t worry, you got this, you can do it’ before the last strike. I really don’t mind. I love all my Yankees, even the brand new ones.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

Who sucks now? ~ Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~~ Yankees 5, Brewers 2 ~~

Not A.J. Burnett, and this time he managed to get the run support he needed. He also held the Brewers to 2 runs, like Freddy Garcia. Yankees only got 5 runs today, maybe this pitcher is better then Greinke. I think the boys are no longer anxious with A.J. on the mound and so are relaxing at bat and getting hits. That’s my theory anyway. David Robertson came in and did his thang, then Mo picked up his 21st save of the season.

Russell Martin hit a 3 run home run and Jorge hit a solo in the 6th. His ball bounced off the top of the wall, hit a fan and went back into the field. Stupid fans should back away from the wall when a home run ball is coming. After review, it was ruled a home run.

Tomorrow Kasey and I are going to the game. She gets two weekday game days in her package. After the game we are going to the fundraiser for “High Socks for Hope”. I am wearing my jersey, since I didn’t have a chance to get a ball, just in case I run into any of the guys.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

Bleacher Creatures ~ Sunday, June 26, 2011

It was the 65th annual Old-Timers’ Day with a host of former world champions, All-Stars and Hall of Famers. Former managers Joe Torre and Lou Piniella made their long-awaited return to Yankee Stadium in uniform, as did former center fielder Bernie Williams for his first Old-Timers’ experience. Before the game there was a tribute to Gene Monahan, who is retiring after this year. In a post game interview, you could tell that he was not used to talking to the press and a little overwhelmed.

Tino Martinez played the star in the annual Old-Timers’ Day game, hitting a two-run home run off David Cone for the only runs in the Bombers’ 2-0 victory over the Clippers.

Bernie Williams was in center field, Monument Park was still open during the Old Timer’s game, so people in Monument Park were yelling and waving at Bernie. He turned and waved to them.

~~ Yankees 6, Rockies 4 ~~

Our seats were in the bleachers 4 rows back from the bull pen, which meant when Mike Harkey came out and started throwing baseball in to the seats I got a good picture of him. It also meant bleacher creatures, roll call, full on sun, heat and a headache. I thought I was going to die, it didn’t help that the Rockies were hitting home runs off Nova. He wasn’t pitching bad, just made a few mistakes and got hit hard for them. I got up to walk around, found a cool breeze in a shaded spot, bought a soda and took some headache medicine. I came back to a 3-0 score, Rockies. After I got back Sarah left to go to the bathroom. Cano got the first Yankee hit of the day and was on base, things happen when we go to the bathroom. Then she sends me a text message asking if I want ice cream, before I can reply, “BOOM” my sweet Nicky hits a two run home run (he knew I was there) into the seats. Before she got back to the seats with the ice cream Jorge hit a home run and the game was tied.

It was starting to get cooler, there was some cloud cover and a breeze. I was also now in a better mood, so much so that even Ty Wigginton’s 2nd homer didn’t upset me. The boys were hitting the ball now. In the bottom of the sixth the Yankees tied it up again with a RBI single by Alex. In the seventh inning Jorge walked, then Martin got a single, he smacked that ball so hard and the short stop couldn’t get a handle on it, it was ruled an error though. Then Chris Dickerson replaced Jorge at second and on a single by Nunez he scored. I turned to Sarah, “That’s why Girardi put him in.” She smiled, I don’t know if she heard me, she was smiling at the fact that this was the first time in the game the Yankees were in the lead.

We started down to the great hall in the eighth. At first she wanted to stay because, “I want a home run ball.” Then she decided it wasn’t going to happen. Before we started down she needed the bathroom and walked ahead of me toward them. I glanced at the T.V. as I walked past it and noted that Mark Teixeira was batting. Earlier I had said I didn’t want Mark hitting a home run because I was behind in my donations to his charity. Sarah told me if Mark hit a home run she would give me the money. Remember what I said earlier about things happening? As I turned to follow her into the bathroom I heard the unmistakable sound of the crowd reacting to a home run. I ran to the top of the stairs and saw Mark running around the bases, and then I ran into the bathroom shouting, “Sarah! You owe me $15!” She came out with a big grin on her face. “Going to the bathroom works.” She said as she dug the money out of her purse. As we walked to the stairs the crowd roared again, this time for Mo. We went down to the great hall, watched Mo shut the door on the big screen, then left to get dinner.

It’s a tossup what I enjoyed more, this game or hearing Mo call Michael Kay a “Big head”.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

She was sad she didn’t get a home run ball from Curtis, but happy the Yankees won.