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Yankee Game (7/12/09)

The Yankees followed their sweep of the Twins, with another sweep…but this time, it was the Angels doing the sweeping. The Yankees lost their 3rd game in a row yesterday, resulting in a sweep by the Angels. New York had plenty of opportunities to score against the Halos by loading the bases twice, but couldn’t capitalize, losing 5-4.


CC Sabathia had a bad fourth inning surrendering 4 runs. But he remained in the game for 6.2 innings, until he was pulled out in the seventh. Through those 6.2 innings Sabathia allowed 5 runs on 9 hits. It wasn’t a performance to remember for the Yankees ace.

The Yankees offense almost had another come from behind victory, but fell just one run short of tying the game. They were able to load the bases twice (in the seventh and eighth innings) but helped the Angels get out of it by hitting into two inning ending double plays. The offense left 9 men on base throughout the entire gam and were 3 for 9 with RISP. Overall, it wasn’t a good game played for the Yanks pitching and offense.

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Hopefully the All-Star Break can help the Yankees recharge and get on another winning streak. On Friday, the Bombers will return back to the Bronx, starting a 10 game home series with a 3 game set with the Tigers. I might be going to a game some time next week when the Yankees take on the Orioles, so I’ll keep you guys posted. Just want to wish everyone good luck towards the second half of the season, and want to encourage you to watch tonight’s Homerun Derby showdown and tomorrow’s All-Star Game. I will post my thoughts and opinions for each, so make sure to check back now and then for an update. Thanks!

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Yankee Game (7/11/09)

Well, the Yankees suffered another disappointing loss to the Angels tonight, putting them in a position to drop 2 games back from the Red Sox. The Yankees were able to belt out 5 homeruns, but still loss to the Angels 14-8. Once again, the Yankees pitching struggled today giving up 16 hits and 14 runs.

Andy Pettitte wasn’t his usual self today going 4.1 innings and allowing 6 runs on 7 hits. After he  exited the game, Robertson looked to help the Yankees stay in the game, but allowed 3 more runs on 3 hits through 1.1 innings. Then Tomko came in, but he allowed a run on 3 hits through 1.1 innings as well. And if that wasn’t enough, Phil Coke came in with the Angels up 10-8 and gave up 4 runs in the 8th on 3 hits. Nobody could get an out throughout the entire game. And even if they did, it was either a hard hit or a close play. It was a nightmare!!! And that’s putting it lightly!!!
(there’s always a hesitation when I go to write about the pitching for the Yanks because it’s either flawless, or anything but flawless)
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Okay, now that I got that out of my system lets move to the Yankees offense, which continued to remain on fire!!! As mentioned before, the Yanks were able to crank out 5 homeruns off the Angels today. 2 of them came from Alex Rodriguez (2 run homer and a solo shot) and 2 came from the newly acquired Eric Hinske (solo homer and a 2 run shot). Matsui followed Arod’s second blast with a homer of his own (solo shot). That was the 8th time, this season, the Yankees have hit back to back homers. But, the 5 homers weren’t enough.

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .320
Damon, LF 4 1 0 0 1 3 1 .276
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .276
Rodriguez, A, 3B 3 3 2 3 1 1 0 .263
Matsui, H, DH 4 1 1 1 0 3 1 .266
Posada, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .281
Cano, 2B 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .309
Hinske, RF 4 2 2 3 0 0 2 .270
Gardner, CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .283
  a-Cabrera, Me, PH-CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .280
Totals 35 8 9 8 3 13 8  
a-Struck out for Gardner in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Jeter (18, Weaver, Jr).
HR: Rodriguez, A 2 (17, 1st inning off Weaver, Jr, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Bulger, 0 on, 1 out), Hinske 2 (4, 2nd inning off Weaver, Jr, 0 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Oliver, 1 on, 0 out), Matsui, H (14, 8th inning off Bulger, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Rodriguez, A 8; Matsui, H 4; Cano 2; Hinske 8; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Rodriguez, A 3 (50), Hinske 3 (15), Cano (46), Matsui, H (40).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, A 2; Hinske; Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Coke (1, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Jeter-Cano-Teixeira 2).

Now look, I’m going to give you my honest opinion. There is no reason why the Yankees should have to score any more than 4 or even 5 runs a game. Look at their pitching rotation and forget the numbers this season. 1) C.C. Sabathia 2) AJ Burnett 3) Andy Pettitte 4) Joba Chamberlain 5) Chien Ming Wang (but now he is hurt so we’ll see who will take his place) Now just take a look at those names and don’t focus on any numbers. Sabathia, Burnett, and Pettitte should already have 10 wins this season, Chamberlain with maybe 8 or 9 and if Wang was his healthy self, I would say 8 or 9 as well. There is no reason why they shouldn’t be leading the division. Their offense is remaining hot, so all we need are the pitchers to regain their velocity, location, and command for the second half of the season, and we’ll be leading the division in no time! Come on Yankees!!! I have faith in you!!!
As far as tomorrow’s matchup, I have to go with Sabathia (8-5) over Lackey (3-4) since Sabathia loves the hot weather and has had success with the Angels before. Lackey is 4-7 lifetime against the Yankees. Hopefully the Yankees can pick up a win before the All Star Break and carry some momentum into the second half of the season. I’ll also be covering the All Star Game and Homerun Derby so continue to read my posts throughout next week.

Yankee Game (7/10/09)

I figured it would be to good to be true: The Yankees in first place. The Yankees were tied for first for one day, but then fell back to second place Friday night, as they suffered a 10-6 loss to the Angels. Once again, it was the Yankees pitching who faltered last night allowing the Angels to pick up 10 runs on 13 hits. The Yanks were able to out hit the Halos, slugging 14 hits of their own, but it turned out to be not enough to take the first game of this three game set.

Joba Chamberlain had another “awful” night blowing a four run lead for the Yankees in the fifth inning. Joba allowed a fifth inning 3 run blast to the Angels, Morales. Chamberlain left later in the inning, after giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits through 4.1 innings pitched. However, the bullpen was also anything but “spectacular” Friday as Melancon and Bruney allowed 5 runs  (4 earned) on 4 hits through 4 innings of, what I don’t consider, relief. Bruney allowed a 3 run blast of his own to the Angels shortstop, Aybar, in the seventh.
Well, on a good note, I can say that the Yankees offense remained hot slugging 14 hits and scoring 6 runs. Now, in my opinion, I think 6 runs are sufficient enough to win a game. So it wasn’t the Yankees offense with the problem last night. The Yankees almost had every one of their starters collect a hit, but Ransom went 0-3 with 2 k’s. Ransom hasn’t been swinging a hot bat this season, batting a weak .176. Honestly, I would have thrown Ransom down to triple A and kept Pena up to make room for Hinske, but that would be too logical for Girardi and Brian Cashman. Anyways, Jeter had his fourth four-hit game of the season, boosting his AVG to .321. Alex Rodriguez went 3-5 with a double and a solo homerun, finishing the night with 2 RBIs. Swisher also collected a couple of RBIs, going 1-5.

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, DH-SS 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 .321
Damon, LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 2 .279
Teixeira, 1B 5 2 1 0 0 0 4 .280
Rodriguez, A, 3B 5 2 3 2 0 2 3 .257
Swisher, RF 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 .238
Cano, 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .306
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 .278
Ransom, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .176
  a-Posada, PH-C 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .287
Molina, J, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .277
  b-Matsui, H, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .266
  Melancon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bruney, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 40 6 14 6 4 7 21  
a-Walked for Ransom in the 7th. b-Flied out for Molina, J in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, A (7, Saunders), Jeter (17, Saunders), Cano (24, Saunders).
HR: Rodriguez, A (15, 5th inning off Saunders, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter 5; Damon; Teixeira; Rodriguez, A 7; Swisher; Cano 3; Cabrera, Me; Molina, J.
RBI: Rodriguez, A 2 (47), Swisher 2 (47), Damon (50), Cabrera, Me (33).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, Me.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, A; Damon; Ransom; Matsui, H 2; Posada.
GIDP: Damon.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, A (5, throw), Jeter (4, fielding).
DP: (Rodriguez, A-Cano-Teixeira).

The Yankees will try to work their way back to the top of the division today, as Andy Pettitte (8-4) will face Jered Weaver (9-3) for the second game of the series. Today’s game looks pretty evenly matched with two great pitchers taking the mound for both teams. The offense for both teams are also very similar, with a threat in the lineup every batter. So, its hard for me to say who’s going to win today’s game. Obviously I’m hoping Yankees, but it looks like it’s, once again, anyone’s ballgame.

Yankee Game (7/2/09)

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The New York Yankees were in route for their 8th straight win, but came up short as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Yankees 8-4. 

Sabathia took the mound for the Yankees with a 7-4 record. Sabathia gave up 6 earned runs over 5.2 IP with 8 strikeouts and scattering 10 hits. Sabathia took the loss, earning his fifth loss of the season. It was a start to forget for the 290 pound left hander.
Hideki Matsui led the Yankees offense, going 2 for 3 including a two run homer and a double while knocking in 3.
Robinson Cano also had an offensive day at the plate going 3 for 3, boosting his AVG to .307, and scoring 2 of the Yankees 4 runs.
As far as the Yankees defense, Mark Teixeira committed his first error of the season by throwing away a ball to Aceves, who was covering 1st base, on a hard grounder which Teixeira dove to get.

Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 2 2 2 1 1 0 .370
Branyan, 1B 4 1 1 2 1 3 2 .297
Lopez, J, 2B 4 0 0 1 1 1 3 .255
Sweeney, M, DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 .252
Gutierrez, F, CF 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 .285
Johjima, C 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 .262
Langerhans, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .500
Woodward, 3B 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 .381
Cedeno, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .131
Totals 36 8 12 8 3 9 14  
BATTING
2B: Suzuki, I 2 (16, Sabathia, Sabathia), Langerhans (1, Sabathia).
HR: Gutierrez, F (8, 2nd inning off Sabathia, 0 on, 0 out), Branyan (20, 9th inning off Aceves, A, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Suzuki, I 4; Branyan 4; Gutierrez, F 6; Johjima 2; Langerhans 3; Woodward 2.
RBI: Lopez, J (47), Gutierrez, F (29), Woodward 2 (2), Suzuki, I 2 (20), Branyan 2 (42).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, I 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Branyan; Lopez, J 2.
SF: Woodward.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki, I (17, 3rd base off Sabathia/Cervelli).
CS: Johjima (1, 2nd base by Aceves, A/Cervelli), Langerhans (1, 2nd base by Sabathia/Cervelli).

FIELDING
E: Suzuki, I (3, fielding).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .307
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Rodriguez, A, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .235
Cano, 2B 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 .307
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 .240
Matsui, H, DH 3 1 2 3 0 0 2 .254
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .282
Cervelli, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257
  a-Posada, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .267
Totals 32 4 7 4 2 5 14  
a-Struck out for Cervelli in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Cano (19, Vargas, J), Matsui, H (14, Lowe, M).
HR: Matsui, H (11, 4th inning off Vargas, J, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Jeter; Cano 4; Swisher; Matsui, H 6.
RBI: Swisher (40), Matsui, H 3 (31).
2-out RBI: Matsui, H 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter; Posada.
SF: Swisher; Matsui, H.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Jeter (2, 2nd base by Vargas, J/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Teixeira (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Damon (Woodward at 2nd base).

The Yankees will look to spark another winning streak, as they take on the Blue Jays today at 1:05 with A.J Burnett (6-4) getting the nod.