Friday, October 30, 2009
The Yankees evened the World Series last night at 1-1 with a great 3-1 win over the Phillies at Yankee Stadium. Pedro was very good, but A.J. Burnett was even better. This really felt like an old Yankees/Red Sox game with Pedro on the hill. Tight game. Yanks get a few runs off him in the middle innings and turn it over to Mo. We've all seen it many times. If we can somehow get 2 of 3 in Philly, we're in good shape. Huge win last night. A.J., Tex and Matsui may have saved the series.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Lee was lights out in Game 1. One of the best World Series pitching performances of all-time. CC was good - two runs through seven innings - but it wouldn't have mattered if he gave up 10 runs. The Yanks were not hitting. I'd hoped they'd win Game 1, so that even if they lost Game 2, they could go to Philadelphia just needing to win 1 of 3 games to make sure the series would go back to New York. Now, all of that is riding on Game 2 tonight. Don't really like the Burnett matchup against all of those good lefty hitters in the Phillies lineup. From an offensive standpoint, they are the best team the Yanks have faced in the World Series in a long time. Remind me a little of a left-handed Red Sox-type team. Hopefully, they'll get to Pedro tonight. I was hoping for a split at home. That's still possible. The whole thing is now in AJ's hands.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Congratulations to the New York Yankees on winning the 2009 American League Championship. Andy gets the win. Mo gets the save. The new Yankee Stadium opens with a pennant. Happy for the old guard to play on the big stage one more time. Also happy for the young guys and those that have never been to the World Series. Much discussion to come later, but today, we simply say "Cheers to the '09 Yanks!" Very proud of how they have played this year.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The Yankees played in the American League Championship Series five times from 1976-1981 and won four of them. They also played in the ALCS seven times from 1996-2004 and won six of them. Overall, they are 10-2 when the World Series is on the line. There have been great moments ... Chambliss, Boone, El Duque. Let's hope 2009 gives us another.
Game 1 tonight. First pitch at 7:57 p.m.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Caught Don Mattingly being interviewed by Dan Patrick on FOX Sports Radio yesterday and I must admit I can't stand the idea of Donnie possibly coaching against the Yankees in the World Series, should the Yanks and Dodgers advance. Even though he's only a coach and not the manager, Donnie coaching against us actually bothers me more than the idea of Joe Torre trying to beat us. Donnie said he hopes it happens, and that it would be fun. He said it would give him a chance to see the new Yankee Stadium, though he joked he'd only get to see the visitors' clubhouse. It all makes me sick. I refuse to even post of photo of Donnie in a Dodger uniform on this blog, and just the idea of Manny hitting a home run against the Yankees in a World Series game and Donnie slapping him on the back as he returns to the dugout also makes me physically ill. Donnie downplays it all, and you can judge for yourself if you think he's still upset about not getting the Yankees job. Here is a link to the interview: http://msn.foxsports.com/radio/radioShow?showId=2
Monday, October 12, 2009
Yanks swept the Twins in three. CC, AJ and Andy all pitched well, Jeter was Jeter, and A-Rod and Texiera got the biggest hits of all. Got a break on a bad call on the foul ball in Game 2, but the fact is the Yanks were not going to lose this series. They got sent home after the first round in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007, but this year, they really had the better team. And how about Papelbon blowing a three-run lead in Boston and the Sox getting swept? Nice.
Now, on to California, or Anaheim, or Los Angeles, of whatever the Angels are calling themselves this year. We've got a grudge with these guys and a score to settle. And I think we all agree twirling those red monkeys around during the games is just about the dumbest thing ever.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
You had to love the beat down A-Rod put on Tampa Bay on Sunday. It was complete bush league to not pitch to Texiera and give him a shot at 40 home runs. The Twins/Tigers beat the hell out of each other for the past two weeks, so the Yanks are set up pretty good for the ALDS. Slightly concerned about Posada not catching in Game 2 because of Burnett. Having a switch-hitting catcher with power - who is also one of the leaders on the team - playing in the game is usually a good thing. A.J. better win.
THIS IS IT FOLKS.
11 games to go for #27.
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