Seems they partied too hard last night

~~ Rays 15, Yankees 8 ~~

At the beginning of the season I promised to write a post for every game, it has proved to be harder then I originally thought it would be. Mainly because of time and since I am trying to not copy other posts or other people’s posts, but I have managed to stay the course.

With the win of last nights game with Rays the Yankees are now AL East Champions. I would like to say to all the ESPN analysts, the ones listed in the MLB Preview 2011, the ones that said the Red Sox would win the division, which would be all of them, that YOU WERE WRONG!!

Curtis Granderson has 41 home runs, a personal record for him. Mark has 37, I promised $15 per home run and I have also kept up with that, although I am a little behind in payment, but not by much.

Well I hope the Yankees recover from celebrating the Division win before they have to play the Sox. I want home field advantage because I have tickets for game 2, which will be October 1 if the Yankees have home field advantage.
~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Thursday, September 22, 2011 ๐Ÿ˜›

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 รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Wednesday, September 21, 2011 ๐Ÿ˜›

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

~~ Yankees 4, Rays 2 ~~

Eduardo Nunez hit a game-tying homer in the eighth and Robinson Cano put the Yanks up with a two-run double as New York clinched a postseason spot — and dealt Tampa Bay a Wild Card blow — with a win in Game 1 of its doubleheader with the Rays.

The Yankees are playing double headers to make up for rained out games. In this first game the Yankees used a lot of pitchers, including Mo who now has 44 saves for this year and 603 total. But with this win the Yankees are going to the postseason.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Wednesday, September 21, 2011 ๐Ÿ˜›

Snoopy is a Yankee fan, and loves MO!!

~~ Yankees 5, Rays 0 ~~

It was plush Snoopy night! First we went to have dinner before the game, stadium food doesn’t agree with Kasey’s stomach. The stadium was decorated with Mo’s achievement.

Ivan pitched 7.2 innings of shut out ball, just 6 hits, no runs. Logan, no hits, no runs. Ayala, no hits, no runs. When he left and got an ovation, Kasey sent me a text “Why are they cheering”

“Ivan is leaving”

“Is he OK or just tired”

Cell phones are great.

Besides Snoopy plush dolls, they were also selling Mo memorabilia. We got a shirt for Kasey’s friend Jean and we each got pins. Snoopy is wearing Kasey’s. I put mine on my jacket.

We had a great time, Teixeira caught a line drive, then tagged the runner going back to 1st, I tweeted “Oh what a play by Teixeira!” The best part was not having a 2 hour ride home.

BATTING
2B: Swisher (27, Davis, W), Granderson 2 (25, Davis, W, De La Rosa), Cano (45, Ramos, C).
TB: Jeter 2; Granderson 5; Teixeira; Cano 2; Swisher 2; Chavez, Er 2; Martin 2; Gardner 2.
RBI: Chavez, Er (26), Granderson 4 (119).
2-out RBI: Granderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Rodriguez, Al 3; Jeter 2; Swisher 3; Gardner; Granderson.
Team RISP: 5-for-20.
Team LOB: 18.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Chavez, Er-Cano-Teixeira, Jeter-Cano-Teixeira, Teixeira).

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ Tuesday, September 20, 2011 ๐Ÿ˜›

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

Tampa Bay Rays at NYY ~ Friday, August 12, 2011

~~ Rays 5, Yankees 1 ~~

What do Casey Kotchman, Kelly Shoppach, Johnny Damon, Elliot Johnson and Evan Longoria have in common? Besides all playing for the Rays, they also each hit a home run off CC this game, making this his second loss in a row and win #10 for David Price. Who despite having an awesome twitter, is now on my list.

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

Sadness :'( ~ Thursday, July 21, 2011

~~ Rays 2, Yankees 1 ~~

We are so used to winning with CC, that when it doesn’t happen, I get sad. However Robbie says we need to forget this game and move forward, get ready to tomorrow’s game.

The boys are coming home, back to the stadium that they know to play the A’s, the Mariners and the Orioles. Here’s hoping the Yankees win all three series and the Red Sox lose their next three.

~~ 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˜›

On the other hand ~ Tuesday, July 19, 2011

~~ Rays 3, Yankees 2 ~~

Sometimes a pitcher does everything right …. o.k., maybe not everything, but Bartolo deserved a win! And they couldn’t give it to him. All they gave him was a couple of errors in the 7th inning. With two men on base Granderson lost the ball in the ceiling (who in their right mind would paint the ceiling of a baseball stadium the same color as the ball?) Then Logan didn’t catch a come backer (ball bounces funny on fake grass). Then a sacrifice fly got the 3rd run in and Granderson’s throw was off (the boys are not used to playing baseball indoors). While it may sound like I am making excuses for the team …. (of COURSE I’m making excuses, I’m a fan! There is nothing objective about this blog, check out the title).

It wasn’t really fair of me to say the team gave Bartolo nothing but errors, Robbie did hit a two run home run. Yay for Robbie. It wasn’t enough.

Just in case I didn’t make it clear, I hate the Trop, baseball was meant to be played outdoors, in the elements on real grass and real dirt.

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

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.

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

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