A.J. Burnett (10-5) vs. Brett Tomko (1-2)

   – *LOST AT SEA*

   It seems as though we’re taking a loss every series now, but considering a series is more than one game – 3 out 4 isn’t too shabby New Yorkers…

   It’s been a couple days since my last update, but don’t be fooled – I never miss a game. We came into Seattle as hot as we left Toronto, winning the first three games consecutively – followed by a single loss to blow the sweep. (Similar to the previous Jays matchup.) Sabathia, Hughes, and Mitre all posted wins – but Joba wasn’t as fortunate. Chamberlain allowed 4 runs in 5 innings, walking 3 and striking out a subtle 2. Appearantly Seattle was fed-up with losing, because Aceves and newly-aquired Gaudin also allowed a combined 6 runs on 8 hits.

   How about some positive news? Jeter went 3 for 4 and set the mark for all-time shortstop hits! I personally think that batting an impressive .323 would contribute to an MVP nomination – but as long as Teixeira’s in contention, I’ll keep my cool.

   – *ON PAPER*

Jeter, SS 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 .323
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283
Teixeira, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .285
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .258
Posada, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273
Swisher, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 .242
Hinske, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
Hairston, J, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258
Pena, R, 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .272
  a-Cano, PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .321
Totals 35 3 8 3 0 7 10

Chamberlain (L, 8-3) 5.0 7 4 4 3 2 0 3.98
Aceves, A 1.2 4 4 4 0 2 0 3.66
Gaudin 1.1 4 2 2 0 1 1 5.13


   Chris Jakubauskas… Pronounced JAK-UH-BAWZ-KIS


  1. ryandepaul

    Just to reply to your comment. Let me make it clear that I would love it if my team purchased three all-star (or former all-star players).
    However, whether a team chooses not to spend their money more passionately, or whether a team can spend their money more, are two completely different issues. (Teams like the A’s don’t have this luxury).
    I am aware that the Yankees are going to continue to spend money, and that is fine. But I think it should be known that spending as much as they do each season, and having the payroll they do each season…it should be expected that they win a ring each year, and being excited over whether or not they are going to is simply—well, dumb.

  2. southernbelle

    J.Quist: We were bound to lose sometime. But the Curse of the Pen is that I cursed the Yankees from winning the WS. I hope we win this year, so I don’t have to think it is my fault that we lost!
    I like our spot in the division. 7.5 games up. We have a little room to stretch out now! Very cozy! -Virginia

  3. Jane Heller

    I’ve already put yesterday’s loss behind me (I really worked at it!) and hope AJ will come out firing on all cylinders tonight. Winning the first game of a series is such a confidence boost, so let’s go Yankees!


  4. raysfanboy

    You guys are going to have a HUGE weekend next week. Your opportunity to put the division away will not come easy. In fact, I know that the Sox will see it as their final chance to get back into the divisional race. I’m hoping you can stomp the Sox so that my guys can leapfrog them while they take on the Rangers this weekend!

  5. JQuist

    RYAN DEPAUL: *You said in your reply that, “being excited over whether or not they are going to [win] is simply—well, dumb.” – It’s all a catch-22 man… As I mentioned before: If we spend a ton of money and our players do horrible, we become the laughing stock of the league because we spent all that money and it didn’t make a difference. The same people will point out that, “you can’t BUY your way to the World Series.” – But on the contrary, you’re telling me that spending a ton of money should garentee a ring – and watching our games and getting “excited” is stupid. Riddle me this: The Yankees spend an abundance of money every year, correct? Then why did the Phillies win the World Series last year, while the Yankees couldn’t even manage to make the playoffs? If our spending should garentee a ring, why haven’t we won a ring in so many years? The answer is simple: NOBODY is garenteed a ring, and suggesting that we ‘should be winning every year’ is rediculous. How about I point out some teams that have put up phenominal stats, and give them crap about ‘not winning a ring.’ ?? Wouldn’t GOOD stats gone to waste be a lot more of a reason to ridicule than spending? Spending doesn’t garentee anything. *BUT* – (for example,) – if a team has 5 batters with .300 averages… shouldn’t you be pointing a finger at THEM and saying “they should be expected to win a ring.” ?

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