Two down, one to go.
I was at the Yankees game last night and boy was it amazing. I was jumping, screaming, and getting chills all at the same time. I will never forget this game and for some reason, Alex Rodriguez loves it when I am at Yankees games!
I was at his walk-off grand slam game.
Also, Joe Nathan must hate me! I was at the May 15th game in which he gave up a walk-off RBI single to Melky Cabrera.
Regardless, it was the greatest game i’ve ever been to and I will never forget it. The fact that the Redsox lost and the Yankees won on the same night, again, makes it that much more special.
I was at the Yankees game last night. What an amazing game. I had some great fans around me that were talking to me about the game high-fiving me and didn’t miss a single pitch. (Of course excluding the people sitting next to me who left in the 8th inning because their 3 year old needed sleep)
There were, however, terrible fans a few sections over from me. A man wearing a Mickey Mantle t-shirt did something, I don’t know what, wrong. The security officer came up and talked to the man. The officer did not take him away. Then, with another officer, they did take him away. The Mantle man tried to retailliate and not allow them to take him but it did not work. He made some hand motions at them and was a very bad person. So whats wrong with one bad fan? Most of the fans around him were cheering for the drunk guy and booing the officers. Really? They’re doing their jobs and for that they should be cheered. This paricite of a drunk guy shouldn’t have gone to a Yankees game in the 1st place. Give your tickets to some kid or something. Don’t waste your time at an amazing, amazing game being a complete and total idiot.
The fans around me did not cheer or boo, for those who are wondering.
One down, two to go.
The Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins in game one of the ALDS tonight 7-2. Derek Jeter went 2-2 with a HR, 2 RBI, and 2 BB’s. Hideki Matsui also hit a HR to dead center field (monument park)
CC Sabathia was stellar pitching 6.2 Innings giving up 8 hits and 1 ER (2 runs)
Phil Hughes, Phil Coke, Joba Chamberlain, and Mariano Rivera all combined for 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.
LINEUPS: (Taken from the Lohud Yankees Blog)
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (19-8, 3.37 regular season)
Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing (5-2, 3.64 ERA regular season)
TV: 6:07 PM EST TBS
KEEP AN EYE ON: Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia
NEWS AND NOTES: Chad Gaudin made the roster and will be the Yankees long-man, with Joba being a big-inning guy. The Yankees are 7-0 against the Twins this season.
YANKEES PLAYOFF ROSTER:
Here is the Yankees playoff roster.
TWINS PLAYOFF ROSTER:
Here is the Twins playoff roster.
YANKEES HOME RUNS: Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez
TWINS HOME RUNS: Jason Kubel
7 innings 7 hits 3 Earned Runs 2 Walks 8 strikeouts
FINAL SCORE: 8-5 Yankees
Breaking News from various Yankees beat writers:
The rotation for the ALDS will line up like this:
Game 1: CC Sabathia
Game 2 (which I’ll be at!!!!!!): A.J. Burnett (with JOSE MOLINA CATCHING)
Game 3: Andy Pettite
NOT ON PLAYOFF ROSTER:
What a season. I am currently speechless and that does not happen very often. Alex Rodriguez has now hit for 100 RBI on the season and 7-YES I MEAN SEVEN RBI in the top of the 6th inning in todays game. First, Rodriguez hit a three-run homer. Next, the Yankees got 2nd and 3rd with two outs for Mark Teixeira. They intentionally walked Teixeira to get to A-Rod. A-Rod then hit a grand slam and now has 100 RBI on the season.
I am going to be honest here. I was not a fan of Rodriguez going into the season. I was one of the people making jokes like “the Yankees should trade A-Rod for Joe Crede” but now I have to issue an apology to him. Rodriguez has been the Yankees MVP this season. Rodrgiuez has been the most valuable player to his team in the AL outside of Joe Mauer in my opinion. Mark Teixeira took off when Rodriguez came back. Rodriguez hit for 100 RBI in less time than most of the players that hit for 80. It is unbelievable that Rodriguez hit for 100 RBI and it just shows how good of a player he is.
Can he do this in the playoffs? I think so. If game two of the ALDS is a night game, I will be there. I was at Game 4 of the 07 ALDS when A-Rod hit a HR. I am very, very interested in seeing how he does in the postseason. I predict in the ALDS he hits .310 with 2 HR and 6 RBI.
Oh-one more note. Yankees fans or any fans that are reading this: please do not boo Alex Rodriguez in the post-season. Don’t boo him. I don’t care if he goes 0-489379537 do not boo him. He relies on the fans and his teammates for support. So please give it to him.
My playoff roster preview part I was terribly off. So here it goes….PART II
C-Jorge Posada, Jose Molina
SS-Derek Jeter, Jerry Hairston Jr.
CF-Brett Gardner, Melky Cabrera
That gives us 21 players (9 pitchers, 12 hitters)
So who do the other four spots go to?
Four out of those seven will make it.
DEFINITES FOR ME:
Chad Gaudin for his length and for the fact that he has been great of late.
Francisco Cervelli for the fact that he provides semi-speed, hustle, and a third catcher off the bench.
OTHER TWO CHOICES:
Freddy Guzman for his speed.
Ramiro Pena for his speed, utility fielding, and the fact that he has earned it.
GLARING LEFT OUT PLAYERS: Mark Melancon (no idea why I included him in the last one), Brian Bruney (too risky) Damaso Marte (Coke is the lefty) Eric Hinske (overrated bat, Yankees can use Gardner in center with the extra pinch-runners and use Cabrera as a pinch-hitter)