Oh, Yeah Baby! There’s A 1 Now!

Yanks Take 1st of 4, Finally Fill That Win Column

YEAH!!! It took the Yanks 9 games, but they finally did it. The Yankees beat the Red Sox last night by the score of 13-6. All day I was waiting and waiting for 7:00. I was DYING to see this game. And the results were even better than I had hoped for.

Pitching Analysis: Joba Chamberlain was a bit shaky last night, but he did pick up the win. He went just 5 innings, and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits. But the bad thing was he walked 7 men in 5 innings! It wasn’t Joba’s best start, but he gave the team the chance to win. Good enough for me.

To lead off the 3rd inning, Joba allowed a homer to Pedroia. I was so mad when that happened. I was SO close to throwing my shoe, but I caught myself. Then in the 4th, Casey Kotchman hit a 2-run homer. Settle down, Joba!

After the Yankees had an offensive outburst in the 4th, Joba got into some trouble in the 5th. He wound up walking the bases loaded, which was stupid because he had a huge lead. He made it out of the inning having only given up 1 run. The bullpen did a nice job last night, Robertson, Coke, and Melancon had scorless outings. Rookie Anthony Claggett pitched the 9th, and gave up 2 runs. He was the guy who gave up 8 runs to Cleveland in a 20 to something Yankee loss.

Joba Chamberlain is pumped for the win despite giving up a career high seven walks on the night.

Although he struggled, Joba made it out of some tought jams, and was surely pumped.

Defensive Analysis: The defense was fine last night. Even though Joba was laboring, the defense didn’t get lazy. They were able to make all the plays. In the 3rd, Ortiz grounded into a nice 4-6-3 double play. I love seeing him struggle. He went 0 for 5 and left 9 men on base last night. Ha! I guess he can’t do anything unless he’s all juiced up.

YOUK OUT! Derek Jeter leaps over Kevin Youkilis to complete a double play in the Yankees' 13-6 win over the Red Sox last night at the Stadium. The third-inning twin killing helped Joba Chamberlain survive five rough innings for the win.

A nice double play.

Offensive Analysis: The Yankee bats were on fire last night. They scored 13 runs on 18 hits! I felt bad for Smoltz, though. It’s sad because he used to be one of the best in the game, and now it’s like he is struggling and doesn’t know when to quit. But I had to get over that because my Yanks really needed this game.

After Posada’s baserunning blunder in the 3rd, I thought for sure that the Yankees would lose all life. Thank God I was wrong. In the 3rd, Damon homered to tie the game at 1. In the 4th, the Yankees were trailing again. Posada had a leadoff double, and scored on Cano’s single. Then Swish walked. So my man Melky came up to the plate. And then the game completely turned around. Melky smashed a 3-run homer into the second deck in right, giving the Yankees a 5-3 lead. Later in this inning, Posada hit a 3-run homer. He definetely made up for the baserunning mistake. The Yankees scored 8 runs in the 4th, and kept putting on runs throughout the game, winning in blowout fashion.

Jorge homers to add to the lead.

This game could not have been better for me. They got their first win against the Sox! The Yankees totally demolished the Red Sox. It was great. I woke up this morning with a smile on my face, and I’m ready for the game tonight. The heroes for last nights game are the Yankee lineup, for making the Red Sox look horrible, and mostly Melky Cabrera for providing the shift in momentum that lead to the Yankee victory. The Yankees now have a 3.5 game lead in the division. Hey, I know it was just 1 game, but it was a BIG one for the Yankees. I know the next 3 are going to be tough, but I know we are ready. LET’S GET THOSE SMELLY SOX! 

11 Comments

Hi, Virginia. Nice blog! Our Sox won’t be too smelly tonight! (I hope.)

Jen
http://faithful.mlblogs.com

You smiled when you woke up? Interesting. I woke up and saw my feet. They’re enormous. They could probably crush little babies or something…

I think it’s really cool that you like ADTR. They’re one of my top 5 bands.

-A Floating Puppy

http://yankeesquad.mlblogs.com

When I saw Posada get thrown out at home I thought the game was lost too. I said, “Oh, no. Here they go again with those mental errors.” But I was so happy when they turned on the offense and went crazy. Yay, Yankees.

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Why did Posada not slide into home? Explain that one! It had the announcers baffled for the next two innings. Heh. Better than finding out what Joba’s girlfriend was eating at the game! (ya, they really did talk about that during one of his last games) Good luck tonight against Beckett – you’ll need a ton of it.
Ginny
http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

Virginia,
I was at Dodger Stadium when I saw the score on your game. I though “Virginia & Jane must be very happy! Ouch! did not know Big Papi left 9 on base and went 0-5. I too feel bad for Smoltz. I do admire when a player knows he can no longer contribute and decides to hang them.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

Hi Virginia. Congratulations to your Yankees for that huge win. By the way, I know you are iinterested in the cute players. I don’t think there is any baseball player cuter in person than Andre Ethier. Besides the fact that he is very good looking, he is very sweet. He signs autographs EVERYDAY without fail. He speaks to the fans and laughs a lot with them. There is no other baseball player that is that good looking and yet is so talented. There is a group of fans who call themselves Ethieraholics who are in love wiith him. He hit a walkoff homerun last night that I still can’t believe. Check it out.
http://catlovesthedodgersmlblogs.com

Oh, I forgot to say, Andre knows me and always smiles and says. “How’s it going.” He really is something else.

I think I might sleep on my stomach(although I never seem to remember, I just keep moving and moving and moving until I pass out) but I woke up and saw my ginormous feet, one way or another. I also remember my brother waving a blanket at me to wake me up.

I’ll check out the song later.

Yeah, it’s a real difference from the last time Assassin faced Beckett, and we got clobbered as did the Red Sox, but we lost. A heck of a duel between two teammates.

-A Rather Large Chicken

Chocolate is yuuum.

I actually prefer when my brother wakes me up, cause I don’t like waking up really late. And besides, we have fun with it, so… (that’s what she said)

-Virginia

Just saw A-rod’s walkoff, way to go you guys are finally doing what you have to do.
http://mattwestmoreland.mlblogs.com/

The question is: Did you stay up and watch it?, if I was a Yankees fan or Red Sox fan I would probably have no nails left…(except I dont bite my nails) but it was a cliff hanger, right up to that A-Rod moment…which is now a Kodak moment…
~peter
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

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