Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yankees sweep Cubs

In the final tune up for the season, and what many fans hope and believe is a foreshadowing of the 2009 World Series, the Yankees played 2 at the new Yankee Stadium against the Chicago Cubs.
Friday was a good game, but Saturday was my favorite as the Yankees blew the Cubs out. Jeter, Duncan and Teixeira (twice) all homered as they routed the Lou Piniella's squad 10-1.

Yankee pitching was looking good, as Pettitte was in and out of trouble all day, but only allowed one run in 4 plus innings. AJ Burnett also tossed 4 shutout innings for good measure.

Next game is the season opener against the O's on Monday. CC will be on the hill.

Go Yankees

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yankees come north after successful spring

The Yankees finished spring training with the best record (22-10-1) in the Grapefruit League.

The biggest surprise of the spring may have been Brett Gardner's emergence as the newest star in the Yankees Galaxy. His strong spring showing earned him the honor of being the 2009 recipient of the James P. Dawson Award.
He also will be the starting CF on Opening Day, edging out Melky Cabrera.

The speedy 25-year-old Gardner batted .390 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 7RBIs and 5 stolen bases in 24 games.

The power numbers were surprising, as he had a reputation of being a singles hitter.

So, will he be the next great Yankee CF, following in the footsteps of Mantle, Murcer, DiMaggio, and Williams, or just a guy who had a great spring?

Only time will tell.

Go Yankees

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