Yanks Take Two!!!

Yanks Win Both Games. And I Am Filled With Smiles!!!

Ahhh…We won both games. How comforting. We pitched well, we actually caught the ball, and the offense was great. And somebody sent me something which I am wearing right now. I thank that somebody :) The Yankees won the first game 4-1 and the second game 11-1.

Pitching Analysis: CC pitched game 1, and he was awesome and worth the money as always. He pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball, that one coming off the bat of Evan Longoria and his solo homer. He got into a few jams, but he made it out via the strikeout. It was a great game for CC. Hughes pitched the 8th, and Mo pitched the 9th.

CC Sabathia continues his dominant run despite a no-decision in the Yankees' win over the Rays on Monday afternoon.

CC is a beast.

Game 2 was A.J.’s turn. I was wondering which A.J. would show up. The stinky I-can’t-locate-my-fastball A.J., or the A.J. with the great fastball and the nasty curve. Well, in the 1st inning, A.J. allowed a run. Darn. The stinky A.J. was pitching. But wait! He turned things around and did not allow a run for the rest of the game! Hooray! A.J. is back! This could be the perfect time for him to heat up….going down the final stretch…gett’n ready for the POSTSEASON!!! Perfect timing, A.J.

AJ Burnett is confident and commanding in the Yankees' 11-1 pounding of the Rays in Monday's nightcap.

Oh, yeah….

Edwar Ramirez pitched next, followed by a Jonathan Albaladejo with weird eyes (poor thing!) and the nervous kid Michael Dunn finished out the game. The pitching was fabulous, as usual.

Defensive Analysis: Unlike the other day, the Yankees actually caught the ball! Wow! I gues everyone just had their bad day on the same day. But in both games yesterday, the defense was great. Brett Gardner made himself right at home in centerfield in game 1….even though that catch was in right field. In the 4th inning of game 1, Brett ran all the way into deep right field, and made a dive/slide to rob the Ray of a double. It was the right fielder’s ball, but I was glad to see Gardy make the play. Way to go Brettiboo!!!

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner celebrates his return from the disabled list by making a running, tumbling catch on a Fernando Perez drive in the fifth inning.

I missed you, Brett!!!

Offensive Analysis: In game 1, the offense looked a bit sluggish. Arod had a great day at the plate, but before the 8th, no one else was hitting well. But the 8th is where is all changed. Swish led off with a walk, and thanks to Tex it was 2nd and 3rd none out. Arod was intentionally walked, Cano got a sac fly, Jorge singled, and Hinske got a sac fly. It was 4-1, and the Yankees won it by that score.

In game 2, the offense exploded again. The Yankees had an 8 run 3rd inning. They tacked on more later. Everyone was hitting, accept the guy we all wanted to hit. Jeet was hitless for both games. Poor guy. He is stressing a bit, it is obvious. Don’t panic, Jeet! We LOVE you!!! Mark Teixeira had 2 homers, Melky had 3 hits, the lineup was on fire!

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 0 1 1 0 6 .329
  1-Pena, R, PR-SS-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283
Damon, LF 6 1 1 1 0 1 6 .288
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 3 4 0 1 0 .282
  Gardner, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Matsui, H, DH 3 2 2 0 2 0 1 .269
Swisher, RF-1B 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 .251
  a-Hinske, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246
Cano, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .316
  b-Duncan, S, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Cabrera, Me, CF-RF 4 2 3 2 0 0 3 .281
  Cervelli, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Hairston, J, 3B-SS 4 1 2 1 1 0 2 .257
Molina, J, C-1B 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 .245
Totals 38 11 17 10 9 2 24

 

I saw my Cervelli baby again. I was a bit angry at Girardi for not letting Cervelli start one of the games, but whatever. At least I saw him…sooo cute….yeah…

It was a great day for the Yanks. 2 wins in 1 day is pretty darn good. The heroes for game 1 are CC, the bullpen, and Arod. For game 2, the heroes are A.J., Tex, and Melky. It was another fun day to be a Yankee fan. And because of these wins, and the Red Sox loss, the Yankees now have an EXTREMELY COZY 9 GAME LEAD!!!!! WAHOOO!!!! The Smelly Sox are running out of time. That is awesome. I smell something….a championship, maybe? I’ve been waiting for awhile…I hope this is the year. GO YANKEES!!!!!!

Oh, and I would just like to thank my friend Cat for this lovely shirt. An Andre Ethier shirt, signed by Andre himself. I was SO hyper during school today. I could not wait to get the mail!!! Thank you SO much, Cat. You made me smile, and I know I will smile and think of you every time I wear this shirt!!! Tell Andre I love him, too!!!

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9 Comments

Congrats for the Yankees! Keep on rolling.
And Cat is sooooo sweet. She sent me an autogrpahed baseball from the Padres! I didn’t get it yet but she is a sweetheart. Cool shirt by the way.
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

Cool t-shirt, and so nice of Cat… You must be on a high a double win yesterday and the t-shirt today…. and now the Yankees are well on the way to 100 wins this season, and all in a new ball stadium too…
~peter
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

Awesome shirt!!

I am happy Cat sent you that.

With you and Hyung Young getting shirts:

I am starting to get a little jealous around here.

Hmm… I should get one… but how?

I will get er done somehow. :)

Go Yanks They are set ablaze.

Look out playoffs!!

–Ted “TTW/T” —

http://tribewithted.mlblogs.com/

Love the shirt! Loved the two-game sweep! LOVED tonight’s game too! I’m looking forward to your post on that, girly! =D

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

Cute t-shirt! I personally wouldn’t wear another team’s colors, but if it looks good, go for it. :)

Winning the double header was huge because after the last four game series we played, we couldn’t afford another split. With the walk-off win last night, we’ve got ourselves in a good position to sweep the series if Joba + the pen doesn’t implode.

Beth
http://yankeeschick.mlblogs.com

It was so nice to see Gardner back. He can really help the Yanks. Love the shirt by the way. But if your going to wear a shirt thats not a Yankee shirt I rather it be a bad team. Whatever, just don’t where that in NYC.
— NYColeman
http://nycoleman.mlblogs.com

It was a showing of what it is going to take to cruise through the playoffs.
The Pena injury deflated the Rays at a moment where they were beginning to think they had a chance.
But the Yankees did not back down, lay off, but took care of business and got the job done, and that is the mark of a division leader.
Looking forward to this last game at Yankee Stadium tonight, then we will see you in October in St. Petersburg for that last series.
Tex and company are showing why they deserve that top spot in this series.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

You look fantastic wearing the shirt. Glad you like it. The pitcures made my day. You made me smile. The Dodgers were once the Brooklyn Dodgers. There are many New York folks who still are Dodgers fans because of that. Next time I see Andre I will show him the picture of you wearing it. I can get the picture on my Blackberry. He will be happy.
Your Yankees are so hot. They will be in the World Series.
http://catlovestheodgers.mlblogs.com

What a present, Virginia!

A Dodgers T-Shirt is just neat. Nice one. You’re looking good with it too. Have fun with it.

http://matt7.mlblogs.com/

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