A win, yes a win

~~ Yankees 6, Angels 5 ~~

Another win by one run, but this time it was the Yankees. In this game the Yankees didn’t have Martin or Cervelli so the catchers were the rookie Jesus and the other rookie Austin. They didn’t have A-Rod because of his thumb, or Swisher because of his elbow. Am I missing anyone?

What they did have was home runs by Cano and Granderson, a sacrifice fly by Mark Teixeira and a long fly ball that bounced out of the glove of Peter Bourjos allowing the Yankees to take the lead. And this time the bull pen did not cough, they held steady. Wade, Soriano, Robertson and Rivera picked up save no. 40, just two away from tying Trevor Hoffman.

~~ Questo è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Sunday, September 11, 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 😛

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 è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Friday, September 9, 2011 😛

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 è tutto, dice la principessa ~~ 😛

Los Angeles Angels at NY ~ Wednesday, August 10, 2011

~~ Angels 3, Yankees 9 ~~

This is what I like to see, 9 hits, 9 runs. You are probably tired of hearing this but, Champagne Super NOVA! 8 hits and 3 runs over 6 innings, Soriano and Ayala doing their jobs and with 6 runs up, not a save situation, Mo gets the night off. It was the Major League debut of Garrett Richards, his first game was a loss. I would feel sorry for him, but that’s life in the big leagues.

Curtis ‘not a home run hitter’ Granderson hit two home runs. That makes 31 for this season and Cano hit number 19.

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

Los Angeles Angels at NY ~ Tuesday, August 9, 2011

~~ Angels 6, Yankees 4 ~~

Going into the ninth inning the game was tied and then, two runs off of Mo, AGAIN!! He’s got to stop this. It is wearing on my nerves. If he doesn’t his ERA might get up to 3. Wouldn’t that be a shame?

AJ gives up 4 runs, and people are saying, “Well except for the 6th inning he pitched good.” But you have to count that sixth inning, because it counts!

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

Another shut out PLEASE? A series win will do ~ June 5

Sunday, June 5, 2011

~~ Yankees 5, Angels 3 ~~

There are 5 T.V.’s at Red Robin, which is where I was for the game, I wanted to treat Sarah and she loves Red Robin. Just 1 of the 5 television sets had the Yankee game. And where this T.V. was I could only see about a quarter of the screen. Which is why I didn’t notice the game even being on, I was following the game on my iPhone, wondering if the inning was over, when I spied a gray uniform and a familiar figure with his foot on first base and his mitt extended, waiting for the throw from second, that was about all I could see of the screen. Red Robin fails, that and they have a huge Robin that goes around the restaurant and high fives people. Let’s just say, at times our drinks were very interesting.

For a while I thought we would get another shut out from Bartolo Colon. Then in the 3rd inning Trumbo hit a home run. Still, Bartolo didn’t fall apart, kept the Angels to 3 runs and picked up his 4th win of the season. David Robertson got another strikeout for his charity, Joba pitched a scoreless inning. Kasey thinks Dave and Joba are spending too much time in the bull pen, they both seem to be in league with the blood pressure medicine people, they are raising our blood pressure with Dave walking two and Joba walking one before getting them out! Larry needs to have a serious heart to heart with them. At least Mo didn’t walk anyone, well he did let a couple hit the ball, but then he got the last batter to hit to Jeter who then threw to Mark for the double play. Inning over, ball game over, Yankees win.

Mark Teixeira hit home runs number 17 and 18 ($30 for his charity, a grand total of $270), as much as I really the Yankees to beat the Red Sox on Tuesday, I am kind of hoping they do it without Mark hitting a home run, just so I have time to catch up. Anyway, Mark brought in 3 runs bringing his RBI total to 41; Swisher hit the other home run bringing his RBI total to 24.

After starting the West Coast trip 0-2, with a series loss to the Mariners, the Yankees end it 6-3 and are still in first place.

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

If they win this one, they can win the series ~ Saturday, June 4, 2011

~~ Yankees 3, Angels 2 ~~

In the city today, Kasey in Vermont so I was all alone, I was going to tweet to see if any of my followers was watching the game in the city and could I join them, then I checked the game time, 9:00 p.m. There went that idea. Then I got in a mini fight with Kasey (she later blamed it on her husband, I’m cool with that). While in the city I got a Russell Martin shirt for Kasey’s husband and a shirt with “27 reasons not to be Red Sox fan” for Tuesday’s game.

Thinking I should come home I asked Stitch why he told his mom I was mad at them. He said he didn’t and then said “You don’t have to come home.” I was already up at Grand Central so I couldn’t go to the clothing store I had a Groupon for so I just started walking. I found a street fair and walked the whole length of it and back. I bought a hat, a necklace, some magnets, earrings and a watch that didn’t work. Then I stopped at a bar to have a beer, or two. I might go back there sometime if I need to watch the game when I’m in the city.

So I watched the game at home, every so often tweeting game results for Em since she couldn’t get the game on t.v.. I kept it up until I informed me she could follow the game on her iPad, which made me wonder why she needed me to tweet anything.

So CC pitched into the ninth inning, when the Angels got a run Mo came in, pitched once and the batter popped out to Cano. Ballgame over, Yankees win.

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

No haters or blame casters ~ Friday, June 3, 2011

~~ Angels 3, Yankees 2 ~~

Yes, the Yankees lost and Nova gets the loss but let’s not just blame him. I get so sick of people who have to blame someone. Giradi is to blame for letting him stay in too long, or taking him out to soon, or for consulting his binder when he should have gone with his gut. Or Girardi doesn’t know baseball and shouldn’t be managing a team. I mean he only managed them to one world series!

Or it’s the offense, no one is hitting the ball, or they’re not hitting hard enough, or they’re hitting it in the wrong spot! Or it’s Swisher’s fault, he’s not hitting enough home runs, or doubles or triples. Let’s send him to the minors, or back to Chicago or make him fold towels. And put Dickerson in right field instead of Swisher, put Swisher on the bench he’s useless! I actually read a comment on mlb.com that said, “dump posada.swisher,jones,jeter,and get at least one reliable left hand releiver.” Like none of them are doing anything and Logan is unreliable. I know Logan’s ERA is high, but there is time for him to heat up.

Nova did not pitch great, but as David Cone said, Young pitchers have to get experience pitching in the big leagues. Yankees are not 10 games behind, so now is the time to let him pitch and get his experience. And he is getting better.

The bottom line is, the Yankees lost because they scored 2 runs and the Angels scored 3 and that is the end of the story. Losses happen, like shit happens. You get up, pull up your big girl panties and go on. Tomorrow is another day and another game.

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

Thursday, August 19, 2010 ~ Hope Week and other thoughts

~~Yankees 11, Tigers 5~~

This morning I told my boss I expected a fight in the Bronx. I wasn’t necessarily referring to a ‘hard fought’ ball game. I was thinking of a literal fight. Considering this is “Hope Week“, it is probably a good thing that the ‘beat down’ came in the form of 9 runs in one inning. Every Yankee except Pena got a run in that inning. Cano got two, one from a single off Posada and the 2nd run a home run, hit by him to Monument Park.

Mitre came in to pitch after Hughes came out. I think they may have taken him out because the Yankees were so far ahead (11-2) and the Yankees are concerned about his innings limit. In the 3 innings Mitre pitched, he gave up more runs then Hughes gave up in 6. But Joe only used the two pitchers, which is good for the bullpen.

This isn’t a sweep so no broom, but Yankees did win this series. Pulling them a half game ahead of Tampa Bay, and with Tampa Bay’s lose to the Athletics, now a full game ahead. The Red Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels. That calls for a little celebration.
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Today’s game was a day game and I didn’t have any score sheets. I usually print them up before the game. So I drew boxes on a piece of paper, as I was doing this my boss came by. “What are you doing?” “Nothing” I said as I attempted to hide the paper, he came closer and looked and smiled, “Oh you’re doing your score sheet.” He then mentioned buying a score book, which I had thought about but didn’t know where to find one. He knows because he played on the company softball team and they keep score. Interestingly, he doesn’t know how to keep score himself. He says he wants to learn so he can teach his son when he gets older.

By the 8th inning I had to leave, I walked over to the subway station and into the sports bar next to it so I could watch the end of the game. Then I went to Modells to get a score book. I saw these last two items on Twitter. I have to agree with the second one. With Andy out and having to rely on Moseley means having to rely on the bullpen, a lot. That worries me a little.

YESNetwork: The Yankees bullpen has quietly rounded into a shape befitting a viable contender, writes @jay_jaffe : http://bit.ly/9nycRy

YESNetwork: With Pettitte out until September, the Yankees have the makings of a pitching problem, writes @riveraveblues — http://bit.ly/afSBsW

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