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*GAUDIN’S BIG DAY*

   – *WHAT’S NEXT TO COME?*  

Andy Pettitte (9-6)  vs. Brad Penny (7-7)

   – *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*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .331
Damon, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .285
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 .283
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .254
Matsui, H, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .245
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .313
Cabrera, Me, CF 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .267
Molina, J, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .244
Totals 32 3 6 3 1 9 5

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gaudin 4.1 1 0 0 5 5 0 4.94
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

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*SABATHIA STEALS HOME*

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*

Chad Gaudin (5-10) vs. Brett Anderson (7-8)

   – *AN EXCELLENT WIN FOR CC*

   We’ve all heard the story by now. “Despite being from the area, Sabathia just can’t seem to keep it together when he faces Oakland…” We’re told throughout our childhood that history tends to repeat itself – but in yesterday’s matchup, CC defied the odds…

   Coming off a two-game slide, the Yankees headed back to ‘The Coliseum’ in desperate need of a win. Partly because we haven’t lost consecutive games in a while, but also because the Red Sox defeated the Jays by a single run. We can’t let the Sox climb any closer to first – so we picked an excellent day to give CC run support, and brake “the curse of the hometown hero.

   Jeter did what Jeter always does. A three-hit night, with an RBI and a single run scored. Damon, Matsui, and Melky contributed an additional 6 hits – and despite being tied heading out of the 5th – the Yankees posted 5 runs in the 6th inning alone to secure Sabathia’s victory. It was the run support that determiend the outcome of this game, because without that huge inning – the game could of easily been Oakland’s for the taking…

   Congratulations CC – the curse has been lifted. The Mighty Ducks have won the championship, and Bastian from ‘The Never-Ending Story’ has given the child-like empress a name! (Had to drop the throwbacks…)


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   – *ON PAPER*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 .330
Damon, LF 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 .283
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 1 6 .283
Rodriguez, A, 3B 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 .257
Matsui, H, DH 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 .269
  1-Hinske, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Posada, C 4 0 1 2 0 1 5 .273
Cano, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .315
Swisher, RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 .242
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .268
Totals 37 7 12 6 5 5 20

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 14-7) 8.0 5 2 2 1 7 2 3.58
Robertson, D 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.06

*TOUGH LOSS IN OAKLAND*

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*

CC Sabatha (13-7) vs. Vin Mazzaro (4-8)

   – *A BRUTAL LOSS FOR A.J.*

   What’s worse than losing a ball game for the second straight day? The answer: Losing a ball game for the second straight day, and pitching nearly perfect! Yesterday’s game in Oakland proved that sometimes, one awful inning is all it takes to throw away a potential win. What can I say? The A’s had an incredible day, and Brett Tomko was no exception. Through 5 innings, Tomko allowed 5 hits and not a single run… Burnett on the other hand, went 8 full innings – but allowed 3 runs in the 4th to give Oakland the lead.

   We can’t place all the blame on one individual player though. (Unless you’re Louis Castillo, and you drop the ball in the 9th!) Despite having more hits than the A’s, we simply couldn’t string the swings together to put some runs on the board. Jeter had another impressive night, going 3 for 4 – pushing his newly aquired hitting record deeper in to the books.

   – *ON PAPER*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, DH 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .327
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .285
Rodriguez, A, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .256
Posada, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .273
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .318
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .242
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266
Pena, R, SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .277
  a-Hairston, J, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257
Totals 33 0 7 0 2 4 16

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, A (L, 10-6) 8.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 3.69


*7.5 AHEAD DESPITE LOSS*

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*  

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*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
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

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
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

   – *COOL LAST NAME OF THE DAY*

   Chris Jakubauskas… Pronounced JAK-UH-BAWZ-KIS

*THE LOSS, THE WIN*

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*  

Ricky Romero (10-5) vs. AJ Burnett (10-5)


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Tickets“);     – *YANKEES TAKE JAYS IN GAME 2*

   On Monday, Yankee fans witnessed the “Boston momentum” come to a screeching hault when Sergio Mitre took the mound. On Tuesday, Joba was scheduled to start – and despite getting roughed up in the 3rd, New York fought hard to avoid a second loss. Here’s the scoop:

   We kicked off the game on fire, posting 2 runs in the first inning, and an additional run in the second. It seemed as though Chamberlain was having another huge game – but by the 5th, the Jays managed to regain the lead and give us all a little scare. No worries…

   Back to back homers sealed the deal, and for once – it wasn’t Damon and Teixeira! Last night’s game-savers were Matsui and Posada, who snatched the lead back in the 8th to wrap things up. Signal ‘Mo for the save, and you have yet another classic Yankee comeback victory…

   – *ON PAPER*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 3 0 0 1 1 .318
Damon, LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .285
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .286
Rodriguez, A, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 6 .257
Matsui, H, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .265
Posada, C 4 1 2 2 0 2 0 .283
Cano, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .316
Hinske, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .259
  1-Hairston, J, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 1 1 2 0 2 1 .279
Totals 35 7 14 7 2 9 15

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain 6.0 5 4 4 2 5 1 3.85
Bruney 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.32
Coke 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.91
Robertson, D (W, 2-1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Rivera, Ma (S, 33) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.02

   – *YOUKILIS GETS TOSSED…*

   *Off topic, but check out some highlites of the Red Sox/Tigers game if you get a chance. Kevin Youkilis charged the mound – and despite being the size of a lumberjack, was tossed to the ground by the opposing pitcher after getting beaned. It’s one of the funniest mound-charges I’ve ever witnessed…

*PETTITTE TAKES HALLADAY* – 8/5

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*  

   Sergio Mitre (1-0) vs. Marc Rzepczynski (1-2) 

   – *WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT?*

   Pettitte’s earned his stripes in the majors, but the way that Roy Halladay’s looked this year – predicting a win isn’t an insult to anybody. Halladay came into last nights game with an impressive 11-4 record, while Pettitte kicked off the Toronto series with a mediocre 8-6, 4.00+ ERA to date. It didn’t seem to matter…

   Through 6.1 innings, Pettitte allowed one single run and made his departure while the Yankees clung on to a 2-1 lead. With Damon, Teixeira, Rodriguez, and Cano ending this one with 2 for 4 nights – New York went on to steal the series opener 5-3. ‘Mo was called upon in the 8th to wrap things up when Hughes started to slip – but in tipical Rivera fashion, the Jays couldn’t put a dent in the lead we continued to build.

   – *ON PAPER*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .319
Damon, LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .279
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .285
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .265
Matsui, H, DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .260
Posada, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .272
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .306
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .288
Hinske, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .262
  Hairston, J, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258
Totals 36 5 10 4 0 5 8

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 9-6) 6.2 4 1 1 4 6 0 4.35
Hughes, P (H, 10) 1.0 2 2 2 0 3 0 3.66
Rivera, Ma (S, 31) 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.96

*SWEEP NO MORE*

   – *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*  

   Andy Pettitte (8-6) vs. Roy Halladay (11-4)

   It’s anyone’s ballgame with these 2 on the mound…

   – *MELKY HITS FOR THE CYCLE!*

   Despite three losses in Chicago, the Yankees managed to avoid the sweep and maintain first place in the AL East. The entire game was epic, with both clubs notching a combined 26 hits, 13 RBI’s, and 76 at bats.

   The highlite of the game had to be Melky Cabrera hitting for the cycle, (the first cycle recorded by the Yankees since 1995.)  The final checkmark Cabrera needed as the game came to a close was the dreaded triple… and with a shot to the wall in right, (in the 9th inning no less,) – he slid into third safely for the milestone…

   Sabathia walked away with the win thanks to the rally – and New York avoided what would of been the first sweep since the All-Star break. Signal Hughes and ‘Mo to wrap things up, and you blow the whistle with another clockwork finish.

   – *ON PAPER*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 6 0 2 1 0 0 3 .322
Damon, LF 6 0 1 1 0 1 2 .276
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 .282
Rodriguez, A, DH 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .261
Swisher, RF 3 2 2 0 2 1 1 .241
Cano, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 1 7 .304
Cabrera, Me, CF 5 3 4 4 0 0 3 .292
Hairston, J, 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .259
  a-Matsui, H, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260
  1-Ransom, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190
Molina, J, C 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .254
  b-Posada, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .272
Totals 40 8 15 8 6 6 25

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 11-7) 7.0 10 5 5 0 5 2 3.95
Hughes, P (H, 9) 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.43
Rivera, Ma (S, 30) 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.01