Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yankee bats go quiet

30 year old rookie Matt Palmer spread a few hits around, and the Halos eventually got to CC in the 7th inning. The key hit seemed to be a single that dropped just in front of LF Johnny Damon. Making that catch may have shut them down altogether. The Angels just seem to have a way of feeding off each other. While CC's line looks rather meh, with 8 hits and 4 ER in 6.2 innings, it really was much better than that. If Damon (who is nursing several injuries) had gotten to that ball, or if Abaldelajo had gotten out the first batter he faced, things would have looked much differently.
Yeah, I know, "if" is the biggest little word, but we are not talking about a miracle here. The ball to Damon was quite catchable, and a fresh reliever should be able to get the first batter out.

I'm not even going to carp about the 30 year old rookie that the team made look like Walter Johnson, as he scattered 3 hits over nearly 7 innings. The offense went 2 for 11 with RISP.

Sad, very sad.

Sunday, Phil Hughes gets the ball. Game is at 1:05 on YES.

Go Yankees

Yanks rally in 9th to beat Angels again

Andy Pettitte was cruising along, headed to an easy win, when suddenly, the Angels did what they always do to the Yankees, they rallied and scored like crazy. Next thing I knew, it was 9-4.

The Angels would hang on, and then K-Rod would ome on and nail down the win.

But wait, Frankie went to the Mets, leaving a huge gap in the Anglel 'pen. And the Yanks took full advantage, drawing to 9-8 entering the ninth.

And, with no K-Rod, the Angels just couldn't hold on. Yanks loaded the bases with no one out, and things looked dire for the Angels.

Jorge Posada walked up to the plate and with the infield drawn in, I was a bit nervous. Just get under it, Jorge. Hit it deep. A tie would make me happy, I didn't want a double play cutting down the runner at the plate or something equally awful.

Instead, Jorge came through with a solid single to left center, and 2 runs scored for a walk off base hit and Albaladejo picked up the win with an inning of shutout relief.

Today at 1:05, Sabathia looks to keep the ball rolling as the Yanks go for their 5th straight win and to take their first series from the Angels since Nixon was President.
(It really hasn'tbeen that long, but it's been a while)

Go Yankees

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yankees win game 1 against Angels

The Angels usually give the Yankees fits, but tonight the Bombers handled them pretty easily. Burnett started and threw 7 decent, but not great innings, giving way to Coke in the 8th. Coke picked up his first win, and Rivera got save #6 with a well pitched 9th.
Final score, 7-4.

The offense showed signs of life as every starter got at least 1 hit.

Next game is Friday at 7

Go Yankees

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Yankees take second from Tigers

Yankees had one big inning, and it was enough to beat the Tigers last night 8-6 as Joba picked up his first win of the year. The game was only close as the Tigers picked up 5 runs in the bottom of the ninth. Swisher belted 2 dingers for the Bombers.

It makes me worry that while the Yanks have put up a few runs in the last 2 games, they were shut out in 15 of the last 18 innings. I enjoy a big inning as much as the next fan, but they need to score more consistently as those big innings can't be relied on every game.

Go Yankees

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yankee bats are nearly silent

Maybe it's the injuries, maybe it's just one of those things, but the Yankees aren't scoring. 3 runs total in the last 2 games doesn't cut it in the American League.

Phil Hughes has been called up from Scranton to start tonight's game at Comerica Park. I'm hoping he can go 7 innings to allow the battered 'pen a rest. But it comes back to the offense. It takes a 4 spot every game to be in a game today, it seems. The days of 3-2 and 2-1 pitching duels are rare and vanishing quickly.

A-Rod is still making prgress with his rehab, and while May 15th is still the predicted day of his return, fans hope it will be sooner.

Go Yankees

Monday, April 27, 2009

Yankees swept by Red Sox

I'm feeling pretty down. To lose all 3 games was painful, to say the least. Sure, the Yankees have injuries, with their 3rd baseman, back up 3rd baseman, left fielder, right fielder, set up man, and one of their starters all are out.

Sadly, the Sox will be in town before the Yankees are at full strength.

Tonight, the Yanks are in Detroit, hoping to right the ship as Sabathia takes the ball. The Tigers currently lead the AL Central.

Go Yankees

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Yankees fan. But the team hasn't been the same since Yogi retired. TV watching expert. Manly man.