Pinch Me, I MUST Be Dreaming!!!

Yanks Win Series In Anaheim

OMG. They did it. They actually did it. I must be dreaming. For the first time since May of 2004, my Yankees won a series in hell on earth Anaheim. It’s unvelievable. Especially since we lost the first game. Winning this series is a huge confidence booster not only for me, but for the Yankees. They play the Smelly Sox tomorrow in the Bronx, and hopefully momentum is on their side. The Yankees beat the Angels in a somewhat Drama Club fashion yesterday by the score of 3-2.

Pitching Analysis: A.J. Burnett started for the Yanks yesterday, looking to put together a string of solid starts. A.J. was beyond solid yesterday. He went 5 & 2/3 innings of 2 run ball, and struckout 11! THAT is the A.J. I’ve grown to know and love! His fastball was working, and that curve was working, too, putting the hitters out of whack. Nice job, A.J.! This is the PERFECT time to get hot! No one will care about those bad starts, as long as you perform in October!

A.J. Burnett strikes out 11 and picks up his second win since July Wednesday as the Yankees beat the Angels, 3-2, in Anaheim.

Game-face A.J. When he looks cranky, you know he is on!

When I said the Yankees won in Drama Club fashion, I meant Drama Club pitching wise. The bullpen was absolutely fantastic yesterday. Marte, Albaladejo, Coke, Kennedy, and Mo combined for a scorless game of relief. Ian Kennedy made his comeback! I was glad to see him. What a story for this kid. I was glad to see him, but I wasn’t sure that I wanted him to pitch right then and there. He loaded the bases, and I could barely watch. I was hoping Girardi would take him out, but he didn’t. It was Ian’s jam, and Ian’s inning. Ian wound up getting out of the inning unscathed, which must have boosted his confidence quite a bit. Good for him.

Defensive Analysis: The defense was solid yesterday. Good pitching, good defense. They go hand-in-hand. Cano started a lovely 4-6-3 double play. The Yankees have the best infield in baseball.

Offensive Analysis: The Yankees only got 7 hits. But that translated to 3 runs. The bats were quiet through the first 3 innings, but they got on the board in the 4th. Robinson Cano, who we all know NOT to be clutch, game through. He had a 2-run single to give the Yanks a 2-0 lead. Yeah, Robbie! My man Melky contributed with an RBI hit of his own in the 4th. I just feel like saying this: Melky Cabrera is awesome! He is so clutch and always seems to come through for the Yanks this year! I LOVE YOU, LECHE!!! Thanks to Melky, the Yankees now had a 3-0 lead. They went on to win it 3-2.

Robinson Cano comes through in clutch for Yankees (finally!) with fourth-inning, two-run single.

Rob-bie! Rob-bie!

It was another playoff-feeling game yesterday. The kind of game that gives me agida on ever pitch. From the 6th inning on when it was 3-2, every pitch meant SO much. It was such an exciting game, even though there was not much offense. Good pitching is just as fun to watch. That brings us to our heroes for the victory: they are A.J. Burnett, for another dominating start, the Yankee bullpen, for holding the lead and letting us win, and Robbie Cano, for that clutch 2-run single. I must be dreaming. We won this series! It is amazing! Or maybe, maybe the Yankees are just good. No. YES!!! Despite that little slump, we are still the best team in baseball. 

The Smelly Sox who cheat at fenway are coming to the Bronx today. Since today is an off-day, that means I won’t have a game to blog about tomorrow. Hmm…I could to another cutie post, possibly. Sounds good. I don’t know what it will be, but I’m going to try and do another cutie post for all you cutie-lovers out there. Tomorrow is the pep rally at my school. GO JUNIORS!!! CLASS OF 2011!!! Yeah! I have school spirit! But I have more Yankee spirit. GO YANKEES!!! BEAT THOSE SMELLY SOX TOMORROW!!! Hahaha. I love my team (♥)

8 Comments

I’m sooooo happy for you guys!! Must be amazingly exciting to be in the POSTSEASON!! I’m hoping that my boys will be there next year :)
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You know, as ironic as this sounds, I was DEFINITELY rooting for your boys last night :] Mostly because I despise the Angels (sorry, Angels fans) hehe. Anyway, congrats! How awesome is it that you guys won against the Angels at their stadium! xoxo http://diamondgirl55.mlblogs.com

I think Joe had to be very pleased with the way AJ threw. AND.. then he was probably jumping for joy out of the performance he got from Ian. I’m looking forward to this weekend.

Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

Haha hell on earth Anaheim. I went there this season to see the Yankees play on July 11th, and I gotta tell you, it’s a god for saken place to have a baseball field. It’s extremely hot and it’s in the middle of nowhere. I’ve pinched myself about 5,000,000 times and it’s still real. WOW!
– NYColeman
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Virginia…I can’t believe that I got Coke’s autograph for you before the game!! I have to figure out who else’s autograph I got. I told you three names: Coke, Ramirez, Hinske, and who is the other one??? Hmmmmm. I think it’s Jonathan Abaladejo. I know he was cute.
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Congrats. The Tribe will be watching from the outside in. Maybe in a year or two though?
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Virginia,
That is right, is how you finish that counts. You got to keep the momentum going. I keep waiting for my playoffs tickets to arrive. Maybe tomorrow or the weekend. I was asked to go to N.H. the first week of November for business trip but I can’t anything interfere with baseball so I’ll be there following week.
I can’t wait for playoffs! I know I will be a nervous wreck but better us fans than the players.
Emma
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Great blog!

Trust me, I was amazed too. Let’s hope that if we meet the halo’s kin the postseason, we can do the same. It was a good game for Burnett too. I was happy to see he’s making improvement. Let’s hope this amazing 2009 season transfers over the the postseason!!

Great read.

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