Bouncing Back

Yanks Win Game 2 & Even Series

As evening descends in the Bronx, the crowds come out for a second straight night, hoping for a different result after Cliff Lee and the Phillies silenced the Stadium in Game 1 of the World Series.

That’s comforting. Game 1 seems so far away now that we’ve won game 2. Now my boys head to Philly with the series even. But they have the momentum now. My babies won game 2 3-1, and it was a great game.

Pitching Analysis: A.J. Burnett in a big, BIG game? Most Yankee fans were a bit worried about that. Honestly, I was a teeny-weeny-bit nervous about A.J. But after the first pitch, those nerves were gone. I mean it. When I saw him throw his fastball for a strike on the first pitch, I knew I was going to see the good A.J. And boy, was he good! Burnett went 7 innings and allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 9 Phillies. The Phillies looked as lost at the plate against Burnett as the Yanks did against Lee in game 1. A.J. was that good. He deserves a ton of credit. I love how the FOX announcers didn’t give him any. Eff them.

Unlike his last appearance in the ALCS, the first inning is a breeze for A.J. Burnett, who retires the side 1-2-3.

Look at that stare…damn…when he’s this good, I just fall for him….I was drooling for him last night….;)

Mariano Rivera was called upon to get the 6 out save, and I don’t blame Girardi for doing that. I don’t trust anyone in the Yankee bullpen right now. Mo did a nice job.

Defensive Analysis: Great defense last night. My favorite play was in the 4th. Jayson Werth led off with a single. I hate Jayson Werth. I think he’s gross. He looks like a goat. No, he looks like that wrestler Edge!

Maybe that’s why I hate him.

Anyway, he was on first. Molina decided to show off. He made a snap throw to Tex, who made the tag on Werth for the out! Haha, Molina caught him sleeping! It was so cool.

... then gets an assist from Molina, who fires to Teixeira at first to pick off Werth in the fourth.

Werth looks like he’s gonna spank Tex! How dare he?!

Offensive Analysis: That play by Molina may have sparked something in the Yanks. Mark Teixeria led off the inning with a solo homer into the Yankee bullpen. Then in the 6th, Matsui hit a solo homer to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead! Haha, Pedro, who’s your daddy now?

... crushing a Pedro offering ...

... over the right-field fence to make it 2-1 Yanks.

Oh, yeah, it’s still us!

Yankee fans hope to bring back some of the magic their team found against Pedro back in his Red Sox days - most notably in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS - chanting "Who's Your Daddy?!" as the Phillies starter takes the mound in the bottom of the first.

Hahaha, I love it

The Yanks added on another in the 7th. Posada knocked in a run with a pinch-hit RBI single. That made it 3-1, and that’s how it ended.

I liked this game better that game 1. Game 1 made me angry….very. Winning is a good thing. The heroes for the victory are A.J. Burnett, for beasting, Mariano Rivera, for preventing the stinky bullpen from pitching, and Mark Teixeira, for his homer and for just being adorable.

And speaking of Tex, he reminds me of someone….

Well, I see it.

 

GO YANKEES! 

7 Comments

That was a huge win for us, no doubt. Can’t go into Philly down 0-2. Yeah we’ve lost the first two home games and come out on top in the end, but it hasn’t happened often enough that I would feel confident if it had happened to us.

AJ gave us exactly what we needed, we still need help scoring runs but a win is a win is a win. Now let’s kick some a$s.

Beth
http://yankeeschick.mlblogs.com

Okay so it’s congrats for the win of game 2, even though I think the home plate umpires balls’n’strikes favored NY… now its off to Philly….:-)
~peter
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

OMG.. .you nailed it with Jayson Werth! : )

Great Post.. fabulous. I loved every word.

buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

The Jayson Werth comparison with the wrestler Edge is just so funny. You’re right, the FOX announcers can say such silly things. Anyways it’s off to game 3!

Matthew Tang
http://matt7.mlblogs.com/

Werth does look like that wrestler. LOL! Getting nervous about tonight’s game so I’m going to the movies to distract myself. We need Andy to show everybody why he’s such a big game pitcher. Go Andy! Go Yanks!

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

So happy this series is even now. I think we have the momentum back in our favor, now we need to use it! Honestly, I was falling for AJ too. He was just… mmm… dirrrty ;) LOL. And as for Jayson Werth, he needs to shave Alvin or Simon or Theodore or Chip or Dale or whoever it is off of his chin. He looks ridiculous.

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

Loved this post! You never want to call a game a “must win” but this one was pretty close.
– NYColeman
http://nycoleman.mlblogs.com

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