Win After Win After Win

Yankees Win 4th Consecutive Series

The past week has been a great one for the Yankees. For me it’s been busy, but just as great. The Home Opener was awesome, especially because I won the cookies! Thank you, Yankees, for winning to the score I predicted: 7-5. They lost Wednesday, but who cares? They bounced back with a win on Thursday 6-2. Then the Rangers came into town. My Yankees won last night in a short 6-inning rainy game by the score of 5-1, and just won today 7-3, locking up their 4th series win in 4 series. I’m so proud of these guys!

The funny thing about all this is, throughout the week I have only seen 1, I repeat 1 Yankee game from beginning to end. Yeah. I don’t really like that…but what can I do? This is junior year…by far the most stressful year of my life so far. School has been intruding its way into the more important things in my life…sorry Yankees. That 1 game was on Thursday, where I decided not to do any of my work. Today, Saturday, I didn’t have to do any work. But my best friend was home feeling under-the-weather and asked if I could come over. Of course I did. Hopefully she’s feeling better now ♥ By the time I got home, it was 7-0 in the 6th. Whoa. My boys are holding their own without me.

Pitching Analysis: A.J. Burnett was a real beast today. He went 7 innings of 6-hit, shutout ball, recording 7 K’s along the way. I was pleasantly surprised to see him come out, and complete the 7th inning. I was worried, like many others were, about his pitch count. But then I remembered something: A.J. Burnett is a man. A big, tough, sexy-tattooed man. He can handle 111 pitches this early in the season. Oh yeah. He can ;) Another thing that surprised me was that he did all this with Jorge behind the plate. It really pleases me to see them getting along. The only thing I don’t like about that, is that it means Cervelli (♥) won’t be catching him every 5 days…I enjoyed seeing him yesterday though.

Alfredo Aceves allowed a 3-run homer to Nelson Cruz in the 8th, and was pulled for Marte, who did a nice job. Joba Chamberlain closed it out nicely, ending the game with a strikeout. He looks mighty fine himself…

Offensive Analysis: The offense exploded once again! Boy do I love when this happens. they didn’t score at all when I finally got to watch it, but that was okay – they had a huge explosion earlier in the game. Nick Johnson walked with the bases loaded to force in a run, and Tex drove in a run with a cheap little hit in the 2nd.

The 3rd was where the real explosion occurred. Gardner, who had a stereotypical “Gardner” day at the plate, (with 3 pesty little infield singles) drove in Jorge with an infield single. Then he and Granderson, who was on 3rd, tried to pull that old double steal of 2nd and home trick. Gardy broke for the bag, and the throw went wild! GrandyMan (♥) scored, the inning continued. Yay. In the same at-bat, Derek Jeter hit a 2-run home run, making it 6-0. What is up with Jeter lately? He’s on quite the power surge. I hope this keeps up.

Derek Jeter singles in the second inning of the Yankees' 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Jeet also singled in the 2nd. He just sprays the ball all over the field.

In the 4th, Alex Rodriguez came up, still searching for his first HR of the season. After that at-bat, his wait was over! A-Rod went deep to right, finally filling in that home run column, and more importantly, giving the Yankees a cozy 7-0 lead. Awesome.

Alex Rodriguez hits a solo homer in the 4th inning Saturday - his first of the season.

Hey good lookin’, whatchya got cookin’? HOME RUN!! Mmm…my favorite ;)

Good game today boys! Everything worked so smoothly. The heroes for this well-played win are A.J. Burnett, for his sexy-beastness on the mound, Brettiboo Gardner, for being “annoying” and making me proud with 3 infield hits, and Alex Rodriguez, for getting his 1st of many homers this season :)

It’s been a fun week to be a Yankee fan. These boys just make me so proud. Already, they are 8-3, and are in first place in the AL East. It seems as if a few guys left, a few new guys came, but the team is continuing right where they left off last season. I know it’s early, but #28 doens’t sound too far-fetched…

I love you guys ♥ Keep up the good baseball!

9 Comments

It’s been a great week to be a Yankee fan. Your line about A.J. totally cracked me up. “But then I remembered something: A.J. Burnett is a man.” LOL! Yeah, he is, and he pitched a gem today.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

I know exactly how you feel about missing almost all of the games. I am in the same boat. Junior year is stressing me out. Enjoy the rest of the season, and it won’t be long before school is over! :)
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It was indeed a great game! I love watching this team when they’re on, because they don’t let up on anyone — starter or bullpen guy. They just keep raking. Which is what made them so deadly at the end of last season and then in the playoffs.

BTW, I remember my junior year of high school…..way back in 1998. LOL Maybe the Yanks will win the World Series for you like they did for me then. :-D

Beth
http://yankeeschick.mlblogs.com

Glad you won the cookies… it’s only right they be won by a Yankee fan who will enjoy them the most… it’s April and it feels good to have baseball again especially when your team is winning… sorry school is interfering with your social interaction with the Yankees….

-peter
Phillies Outside

Hey, sweet blog! Glad I found it. We’re very similar (girls who are in their junior year of high school and passionate baseball fans), but I’m a Red Sox fan. But this is by far the most stressful year of my life! Baseball is very therapeutic though.
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

A nice first two weeks for the boyz indeed. Keep your nose to the grindstone. You aren’t missing anything! Life starts on the other side of good education. All this will pay off.
Enjoy the season best you can.
mike
http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

Your Yankees have had a great start. Junior year is a bit stressful but senior year should be a breeze.
http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

Great start for the Yanks-but I can’t help but be worried about the struggles of big players like Nick Johnson, Javi Vazquez, and Mark Texeira. Hopefully though, April showers bring May flowers in the case of these players….

However, Javi is having a good start today….

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