– *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*
Sabathia and Burnett came up huge for us yesterday, in an exciting double header against division rival Tampa Bay. In BOTH games, the Rays were held to one single run – and their hits never breached double digits.
The star of the earlier game, (at the plate,) had to be A-Rod – going 3 for 3 with an RBI. Cano, Posada, and Hinske drove in the runs that ultimately sealed the deal, (in the 8th,) but Rodriguez batting 1.000 labels him “the best at bat” in my book…
As for the mound, Sabathia dominated! 7 solid innings, with 10 strikeouts and 1 earned run makes him the real “player of the game.” Unfortunantly, CC came ouf of this one with a no-decision – but 17 wins is just around the corner. Yankees win game uno, 4-1.
– *ON TO GAME TWO*
This game was a tad more exciting for Yankee fans to watch. Not because pulling ahead in the late innings isn’t exciting, but because watching New York go on a scoring frenzy has you jumping out of your seat a whole lot more! The Yanks posted 8 runs in the 3rd inning alone, with a three-run shot from Teixeira, (among many, many other runs…)
Burnett returned to form, and looked every bit as dominant as CC. Though 6 innings, AJ allowed one earned run, notched his own 8 strikeouts, and only let up 4 real hits. I’d crown him the “player of the game” in this one, but the true MVP had to be:
“Big Tex.” Teixeira ended this one going 3 for 4, with 2 runs scored, 2 homeruns, and a commendable 4 RBI’s… I would say he sent us a “Teix message,” but I’m seriously getting tired of hearing that everyday lol. Let’s switch it up and say he made some “Teix-book plays.” That one isn’t nearly as played out…
Jeter had a miserable day at the plate, going 0-8 and leaving Lou Gehrig’s record in-tact. I feel for you Derek… You’ll get ’em tomarrow! We know the record’s coming…
I just wanted to send a special *high five* to my blog-buddies who made the latest Top 100 list! Jane, YankeesChick, and of coarse Virginia – GREAT JOB!! I’m jelous lol, but I’ll get there one of these months when I reach out to more then just the Yankee fans… (I can’t help it. I don’t enjoy watching any other team outside of the Pirates…) The only other teams I enjoy watching are the teams we beat, and you can’t hate a man for that! Good job ladies!
– *ON PAPER*
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*Until tomarrow – it’s bed time!