Sweep Completed

Yanks Sweep ChiSox Thanks To Late Inning Rally

Another sweep in the books. Now the Yanks go on the road again. It seems like they are never home. Whatever. It was a good game yesterday. Everyone did their part. The Yankees beat the White Sox 8-3.

Pitching Analysis: Joba, with the new Joba rules, pitched yesterday. He was scheduled to go 3 innings, which is absurd. He only went 3 innings, but he just threw 35 pitches. Shouldn’t they go by pitches instead of innings? Whatever. Joba gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in 3 innings. He looked good though. He worked quickly and had fast innings. And he wore high socks and long sleeves, which looked cool. Alfredo Aceves relieved Joba, and once again did an amazing job in his long relief role. Aceves pitched 3 innings of scoreless baseball, and recorded his 9th win of the year.

Under the latest edition of the 'Joba Rules,' Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain is allowed to throw just 35 pitches over three innings on Sunday before leaving the game in a win over the White Sox.

Doesn’t Joba look cool like this?

Marte pitched yesterday, too. He came in to get 1 batter, the power lefty Jim Thome. Well, he did his job. He got Thome to fly out, so out went Marte and in came David Robertson. Robertson struggled a bit. With 2 outs in the inning, he allowed 2 singles, setting up a possible rally for the Sox. Girardi didn’t want to take any chances. He pulled Robertson for Hughes, who got out of that jam and pitched a scorless 8th as well. Phil Coke pitched the 9th, and allowed a solo homer to Dye.

I was pleased with the pitching yesterday. The bullpen did a wonderful job. There were a lot of innings to get through, and they did it.

Defensive Analysis: The defense was again solid. Joba worked fast, and so did everyone else, so the defense was ready to make every play. Jeter was, that’s for sure. In the 5th, a sharp liner was hit to him, which he snared beautifully for the out. In the 6th, Arod started a beautiful around the horn 5-4-3 double play to get Ace out of a mini jam.

Offensive Analysis: Jeter started off the game with a double, which meant the Yankees were going to win. He wound up scoring on a sac fly by Tex. The Yanks quickly tied up the game at 1.

In the 3rd, Jeter did it again. He got an innocent little 2 out single. I didn’t even bother writing it down, because I figured nothing would happen. Well, I wound up writing that and something else down. Johnny came up, all cute and silly like he always is, and smashed a homer into Damon’s Deck in right, giving the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Go Johnny go! How could the Yankees get rid of you? I don’t know. Maybe if they were blind the whole year and missed all the clutch things you did for us. They have to keep Johnny. He is having a career year, and I believe the new Yankee Stadium has something to do with that. KEEP JOHNNY!!!

Johnny Damon smacks a home run on Sunday against the White Sox, as the Yankees outfielder takes a deep look into the future.

Johnny on the spot.

The Yankee bats remained quiet until the 7th. And in the 7th, they were loud. Posada led off with a single and was forced by Cano. Hinske walked, and my man Melky came up. Just when everyone was thinking that Melky was starting to stink, he ripped a double into left. It was hit SO hard. It had to be the hardest ball I have seen hit in awhile. Melky’s double scored Cano, but I didn’t think it would because it was hit SO hard. But it did. 4-2 Yankees. Thanks Leche! Jeter was intentionally walked, which brought up Jerry Hairston, who took Johnny’s place because Johnny’s calves were bothering him. Jerry came through with a sac fly. 5-2 Yanks. And then, Big Tex came up. He almost went deep his last time up. This time, Tex got a hanging curveball, and his eyes widened to the point of me and my brother Bobby laughing because he looked so silly. Anyway, Tex hit an absolute bomb for a 3-run homer! 8-2 Yankees. Congrats Tex!

Mark Teixeira clubs a three-run home run in the seventh-inning as White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski can only watch. The Bombers beat the White Sox, 8-3.

The “Teixecutioner.”

It was an all-around nice game yesterday. The pitching, defense, and offense were all great. What more could we ask for? The heroes for the victory are the Yankee relievers, who all impressed me and got through the game, Johnny Damon for his blast that gave the Yankees the lead, and Mark Teixeira for having 4 RBI and making me and my brother laugh with that funny face he made. Nice job, Yanks! I’m getting really used to saying this part: once again, the Smelly Sox who cheat at Fenway won again, so the Yankee lead remains at 6 games. Jeez I’ve said that a lot these past few days! Ahh. 6 games up. I want more. GO YANKEES!!!

10 Comments

You know it almost seems as if the Red Sox dont matter anymore. They have been winning pretty much every game, and the Yankees have only lost half a game since the big sweep in New York. If the Yanks continue to play like this, the Red Sox will never matter for the rest of the 09 season. Wow, what a feeling that would be.
— NYColeman
http://nycoleman.mlblogs.com

Nice nicknames. The Red Sox aren’t even in the race anymore, and all the Yanks are worried about is “are we going to make it to 100 wins?” Answer: “YES”. Could you give the Indians a few 10 wins here? We would really appreciate it!
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–Ted
http://tribewithted.mlblogs.com/

I loved it when Tex’s eyes got so big when he saw that fat pitch!!!! It was even better on the replay. You could tell he was going, “Yum. Let me at that one!” Let’s get ‘em tonight in Baltimore!

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

//You know it almost seems as if the Red Sox dont matter anymore. They have been winning pretty much every game, and the Yankees have only lost half a game since the big sweep in New York. If the Yanks continue to play like this, the Red Sox will never matter for the rest of the 09 season. Wow, what a feeling that would be.//

While you have a point, I would like a little more cushion between us and them. 6 games isn’t enough wiggle room, as far as I’m concerned. That being said, I agree that they don’t matter, only because we can’t focus on what they’re doing. I only mention them in my GDTs in relation to what our Magic Number is or what our lead is. That’s it. The only other time I discuss them is when we have to play them.

Beth
http://yankeeschick.mlblogs.com

I like the nickname “Leche” and wow! Aceves already has 9 wins! Good for him! I started rooting for him eve since I first heard about him from Jane. I like underdog players to do well.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

Game. Set. Sweep. Another series starts now! Woop woop!

– Lisa
http://perennialpinstriper.mlblogs.com/

I am watching the Yanks right now…beating the O’s 2-0 :O) And I agree about Damon….he has been great! They need to keep him :O)

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

I don’t think you guys have much to worry about, especially if you are sweeping a team in a serious playoff chase. Taking down the Sox is quite an accomplishment. I hope we can do the same to the Red version.
http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com

//I hope we can do the same to the Red version.//

That would be great if you did.

Beth
http://yankeeschick.mlblogs.com

Pettitte almost had a perfect game! Was anybody else as nervous as me? LoL. What a shame, but atleast it was an incredible day for Andy – and he proved once again that he’s a legend on the mound. I still can’t believe it…

http://jquist.mlblogs.com/

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