Over the slump

The Yankees and I have both been in a slump, there is no reason, I just haven’t really felt like writing here. As you can see I haven’t even written about the games I have been to, my last post was on May 6. I went to the game on Thursday, May 10 by myself and ended sitting next to a creeper. I didn’t write about it because I didn’t want that to dominate the post. I was so annoyed and yet I’m sure that while I was still annoyed he had completely forgotten he had even talked to me. I had bought those tickets because I was buying tickets from a new source so Kasey and I could go to the game Saturday, May 19.

We already had tickets for the next Tuesday, so I don’t know why she wanted to go Saturday. It turned out to be a good thing because Tuesday she was sick and couldn’t go. Kasey left Saturday because she had a nail appointment. Yankees were behind and as soon as she left they started scoring runs. Not enough it turned out, but it was kind of fun to watch. Tuesday I asked Col to come since Kasey couldn’t make it, “PHIL IS PITCHING!” She was thrilled I had thought to offer her the extra ticket, she wanted to see Phil pitch. And he got the win bringing his record to 4-5. “He won for you,” I teased her.

Then Wednesday Sarah want to go to the game, that was a pretty amazing game, one time when A-Rod hit a foul, I said “Alex, that way!” and pointed to Monument Park. He responded by hitting the ball into the bleachers, not Monument Park, brat. Then he went on to hit another home run next at bat. The way the Yankees just kept scoring runs.

Now the Yankees are out of their slump, hopefully I’m out of mine too.


Mariano Rivera, G O A T

~~ Yankees 6, Twins 4 ~~

NEW YORK — Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, the numbers finally confirmed what most already knew.

Long thought the finest closer in the history of the game, the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera shattered any doubt to the contrary by breaking Trevor Hoffman’s all-time save record with the 602nd of his career. Rivera’s perfect ninth inning ended fittingly with a cutter on the outside corner that froze Chris Parmelee and closed out a 6-4 Yankees victory.

AJ Burnett gave up 4 runs, the Yankees scored 6 thus the save situation was born. The only reason I was upset if because Kasey and I are going to the game tomorrow and I wanted to see Mo get save 602. Oh well, can’t be helped now.

Curtis got home run #41, bringing his RBI total to 115, Cano has 113. Personally I think they should both get the MVP.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Monday, September 19, 2011 ๐Ÿ˜›

NYY at Minnesota ~ Sunday, August 21, 2011

~~ Yankees 3, Twins 0 ~~

Not much run support in this game either, but Nova didn’t need much. He now has 13 wins and Mariano picked up save number 33.

The 3 runs were batted in my Russell, Curtis and Mark. A power hitting trio, I’m so glad they are all Yankees this year.

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

NYY at Minnesota ~ Saturday, August 20, 2011

~~ Twins 9, Yankees 4 ~~

What can I say about AJ Burnett except words that can’t be printed in a family newspaper, his line tonight was 1.2 innings pitched, 5H, 7R, 3BB, 1SO, to fully illustrate how poorly his night went, he threw 61 pitches in those 1 and 2/3 innings. Laffey pitched 3 innings and threw 50 pitches. Laffey also gave up the other two runs, so he didn’t pitch well, but this was his first time pitching for the Yankees and he’s not one of the Yankees starting pitchers. I’m starting to agree with the people who want to kidnap AJ and send him far away.

You could argue that he gets no run support, and in a sense that is true, but can you imagine how the batters feel when they watch their starting pitcher throwing batting practice? During the game and to the other team? Unfortunately, I think we are stuck with AJ for the time being. There is this little thing called a contract.

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

NYY at Minny ~ Thursday, August 18, 2011

~~ Yankees 8, Twins 4 ~~

The big man steps up and gets it done (17). Holding the Twinkies to 4 runs. Robertson and Wade also got it done with their scoreless innings.

The bats helped with Mark, Nick and Andruw each hitting a home run.

Nunez is up to 16 errors.

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

Ivan Nova and Mo’s high socks

~~Yankees 4, Twins 3~~

My lasting impression of Ivan Nova is from last year when he faced down Jose Bautista, Bautista shouted something at him and Nova raised his arms like, “What? You want something? Bring it.” Stood his ground like a Yankee. Today he impressed again, I mean it wasn’t a fantastic outing, he gave up 3 runs, 2 in the 4th and 1 in the 5th, but he didn’t fall apart, he pitched a scoreless 6th which means he now has a win to his name. Actually 2 since he got a win last season, but now he is 2-2 for his career. He is a young pitcher (1/12/1987), he is younger then Phil (6/24/1986), and Phil has more experience, at least in the major leagues. That being said, I think he will be fine, he needs experience, he needs to get a little settled in.

The runs for the Yankees were in the form of home runs both off Scott Baker, the Twins starting pitcher, one from Alex and one from Jorge. I’m a little worried about Jorge, this DH business doesn’t seem to sit well with him.

And I would like to say that Michael Kay is a little too obsessed with Mariano’s socks. He says they are higher then normal and wonders why, he even asked Kim to ask Mariano about them. Mariano just said they are comfortable that way. As long as Mo keeps saving games and being Mo, he can wear his socks pulled up to his thighs. I don’t care if he’s wearing pantyhose and his boxer shorts on his head. He’s Mo, he wins games, let him wear his pretty blue socks as high as he wants.

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

Yankees sweep the Twins ~ and Iโ€™m (sad) happy

~~Yankees 6, Twins 1~~


Kasey and I were in the city, we both had massage appointments. We were on the train home when the game started. Kasey gets Twitter posts from Bryan Hoch on her phone. Before the game she asks me, “So do we be good fans and hope Phil has a good day? Or be selfish fans and hope he melts down?” My answer to her was, “We hope Phil has a good day, but we hope the bats fall asleep.” Its his first start and I didn’t want him crying in the dugout. I hate when pitchers cry. With her first tweet from Bryan she turns to me with a pout, “Phil with a 1-2-3 inning.” We got home during the 4th inning Brian Duensing had just been replaced by Matt Guerrier and the score was 5-0 Yankees. So I did have to look at a pitcher crying in the dugout, it wasn’t Phil, but it still made me sad, as did the knowledge that I wouldn’t be going to a postseason game the next day.

Phil picked a great night to get filthy. Seven shut-out innings, and our bats were alive from the beginning. The Yankees broke a streak of sorts by jumping ahead of the Twins from the start. Normally the Twins score first. In the eighth inning the Twins attempted a rally of sorts, taking advantage of Kerry Wood’s lack of command and loading up the bases. Joe quickly pulled him and put in Boone Logan (who got his batter out with 1 pitch) and then David “High Socks” Robertson to end the inning. Twins scored one run.

That was it, Mariano came in the ninth, stick a fork in the Twins, they’re done and the Yankees are ALDS champions. So do I get a shirt now, or wait for the next round?

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa


Thursday, October 7, 2010 ~ You gotta have faith

~~Yankees 6, Twins 4~~

Wednesday is church so I could not watch the game. When I got home it wasn’t on, Kasey had an explanation, which I won’t go into here. When I went downstairs I just turned on the T.V. to Criminal Minds (I love that show) and turned on my laptop to follow the game. I also get text alerts. So I was keeping track of the score.

Yankees and Twins were tied in the 6th. I never like to see a tied game, unless we were behind, which were until the top of the 6th, then Yankees were ahead one run, then the Twins tied it. Then in the 7th Mark Teixeira hit the game winning two run home run. NYY 1, Min 0

~~Yankees 5, Twins 2~~

This has been a year of firsts for me, this game was the first I watched in a bar. There were a bunch of twitter friends there, this time the game was not rained out. Andy was dandy as they say, 7 innings, 88 pitches, 5 hits, 2 earned runs giving him a post season ERA of 2.57.

Lance Berkman was DH, leading some to ask, why? To which others replied, because he’s on the roster. In the 5th and 7th innings, Berkman answered them himself with a home run and a 1 run double. He hit the ball in the 7th long enough that Posada was able to score from first base. My faith and belief in Berkman has been rewarded. All those games where I sat and hoped and talked to him through the T.V. have paid off, and paid off big. Yankees 2, Twins 0

Watching the game in this bar was almost as much fun as going to a game, it didn’t have the ‘feel’ that I get from being at the stadium, but it was a room full of people, all cheering for the Yankees. There was no Frank Sinatra at the end of the game, but there was a “Let’s go Yankees” Clap Clap Clap

We could be heading toward a sweep, it would be nice and sad. Sad because then Kasey and I won’t get to go to the 4th game, because there won’t be one. However, I can’t root against my boys, it just wouldn’t be right. So if they sweep, there will be a dancing broom, I will quietly cry, then get back on the internet to try to get tickets for a game in the ALCS. ๐Ÿ˜›

~~and that’s all~~ lo dice la principessa


Some personal thoughts

I had some personal things to add about yesterday, and in general.

One is I didn’t tell Kasey I was going to the game. When I sent her a text, about the second inning, she responded with how much do I hate you, let me count the ways. I am completely forgiven now, since I got tickets for Monday’s game against the Red Sox (ORTNE).

It was beyond exciting to be at the game yesterday, and with the Twins victory over Tampa Bay, New York is now once again in sole possession of first place.

My friend P_, the Mets fan, gets really nasty when he drinks. Either that or he is just bitter because he is a Mets fan.

Mariano continues to amaze me.

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote