– *WHAT’S NEXT TO COME?*
– *PLUCKED, BUT PROVIDED!*
Chad Gaudin took the mound last night, and despite being pulled by Girardi in the 5th – Yankee fans witnessed a job well done. Although he headed to the bench with the bases juiced, this last minute slide was hardly enough reason to knock the solid day that Gaudin provided.
– *ACE TO THE RESCUE*
With the bases loaded, Girardi made the decision to bring in Aceves as Gaudin’s pitch count climbed. He couldn’t of made the swap at a better time, because in the blink of an eye – Aceves created a ground-out double play that retired the sides before disaster struck.
– *TEX GOES DEEP*
Suggesting that one player is responsible for a win never sounds very fair… but consdering Teixeira had all 3 runs batted in to give us our final score – I think it’s safe to say that we “couldn’t of done it without ’em.” The ball he clobbered yesterday was his 31st of the season – and trust me, it was a SHOT to left that Yankee fans will remember.
– *ON PAPER*
|Rodriguez, A, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.254|
|Matsui, H, DH||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||.265|
|Cabrera, Me, CF||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||.267|
|Molina, J, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.244|
|Aceves, A (W, 8-1)||2.1||4||2||2||0||2||1||3.82|
|Coke (H, 15)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.68|
|Hughes, P (H, 13)||1.0||1||0||0||1||0||0||3.39|
|Rivera, Ma (S, 36)||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.90|
– *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW*
CC Sabathia (10-7) vs. Mark Buehrle (11-4)
– *YANKEES LOSE 3RD TO SOX*
What can I say, the White Sox are hurting us… Not even A.J. could provoke a win, and Chicago ended this one 14-4 for thier 3rd straight victory in this 4 game series.
In comparison, the Yankees ended yesterday’s game with 8 total hits, while the Sox mustered up an impressive 17. Both clubs allowed 5 pitchers to make appearences, but obviously – the Yankees were the sorry saps who actually needed to. A few batters on our side had a multiple hit game, but it wasn’t enough to put a dent in the White Sox inflating score.
We need to change our tune tomarrow. Winning streaks can’t be random and seldom – this is the recipe for falling flat on our faces back into 2nd place. We can avoid the sweep if we get it together, and with CC on the mound tomarrow – we just may…
|Rodriguez, A, 3B||4||1||3||1||0||1||1||.262|
|Cabrera, Me, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.283|
|Hairston, J, LF||3||1||1||1||1||0||2||.255|
|Burnett, A (L, 10-5)||4.2||10||7||7||2||4||0||3.89|
– *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*
Sergio Mitre (1-0) vs. Clayton Richard (4-3)
*My money’s on the Bombers stealing game 2.
– *WHITE SOX TAKE GAME 1*
Despite a solid performance from Pettitte, the White Sox managed to snag game one in Chicago on Thursday. (Talk about epic.) The Sox led 2-1 through 8 innings, and although things were looking grim – Nick Swisher hit a solo homer in the top of the 9th to tie things up.
It was now on Chicago to finish what they started. Phil Hughes entered the game in the 6th, and Girardi made the decision to keep Hughes on the mound for the remainder of the game. (Or so he hoped…) After allowing 2 hits, he was plucked – giving Phil Coke the opportunity to close with runners on, striving for extra innings.
That’s when Dewayne Wise, (the ‘perfect game maker,’) came to the plate. A strong shot up the middle streaked past the Yankees defense, and before you knew it – we had witnessed a walkoff that wouldn’t result in a pie to the face. Sox win 3-2.
The specifics look like this:
|Rodriguez, A, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||3||2||.247|
|Matsui, H, DH||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.255|
|Cabrera, Me, CF||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.290|
|Molina, J, C||2||1||1||0||0||0||1||.255|
|Hughes, P (L, 4-3)||2.0||2||1||1||0||1||0||3.47|
*Until tomarrow: brush 3 times a day…