Now THAT Is What You Call A Boskees Game

gardner.jpg          It took up until the fourth game of this series between these two historic rivals to finally get the blood of fans of both teams pumping at full speed. A typical game involving these two teams usually is/contains one or more of the following:
a) an extra inning game, or otherwise one of the longest 9 inning games in history
b) a comeback [by either team] and/or multiple lead changes throughout the game
c) one or more hit batters
d) at least one ejection
e) a late inning upset
f) fire/drama… enough said
g) occasionally something rare [record broken, weird play, etc.]
I would say this game had all of the above [except for a hit batter, though Chamberlain did throw one behind the back of Youk in the 6th, which is good enough]. 10 innings, comeback by the yanks, ejection of Joe G., late inning upset for the Sox, fire and a rare dramatic walk-off base hit by a rookie.
          With Wakefield’s unpredictable knuckleball and the lack of runs scored by the offense, I honestly didn’t expect the Yanks to plate more than 2 tonight. To prove me wrong the Yanks scored double that and one more to top it off [surprising, I know]. A-Rod got the party started in the 2nd, drilling a pitch to the left field seats to tie the old Mick for 13th place on the all time list. Joba got into some deep **** in the 5th, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, and a wild pitch, while still managing to strike out the side. Joba winded up going 6, allowing just 3 runs.
          The 4 runs scored after the A-Rod home run came off the bats of Jeet, driving in Gardner with a single in the 6th, Cano [who is still on fiiiire], driving in A-Rod and Jorge with a triple in the 7th and Gardner, who drove in the game winner with a single in the bottom of the 10th to score Cano. I’m sure the rookie is feeling great right about now. Finally some luck for the kid. With JD landing on the DL for the first time in his career, I have a feeling Gardner, who can really work the count and steal some bags, will be a worthy replacement. Speaking of replacements, is Molina an outstanding backup catcher or what? Runners can not steal on him.
           A day off tomorrow before the Yanks face those devilish Rays for a two game set. The Yanks can gain two games on the Rays with a sweep. It’s still incredibly weird saying that the Yanks have to gain on the Rays.

Other Notes:
– If I were Girardi I would have shown as much anger in the many pathetic losses the Yanks have had so far this season as he did today in the face of Laz Diaz.

– Oh, and I forgot to mention Farns, who has been doing [dare I say it]… great out of the pen this season.



  1. thekfny28

    First of all, there’s absolutely no reason that Posada should catch anymore. The guy costs us games by allowing baserunners to get into scoring position. It’s pretty much no contest when runners try to steal on him. Although Molina’s bat is not all that good, he’s still amazing, nay, incredible behind the plate. And, he also has his moments where he hits well and becomes a dependable hitter. As my father says, he’s the “Doubles Man”… he just hits balls into the gap so he doesn’t have to run all that much.

    Great game last night, I noticed that there was never a moment where the ballpark was sort of quiet; there was cheering at the beginning and cheering at the end, along with tons of cheering in the middle. My heart was racing during that Gardner at-bat… he just kept fouling off pitches and fouling off pitches.

    -EJ/Kid From New York = Update coming later at 8:35 PM EST time.

  2. smallball

    Ok, so it was a great game…………..even though the Sox lost. But it was fun to watch, Joba vs Youk, the ejection, wondering if Don Mattingly was gonna show up to shave Giambi, good times. Appreciate the comment and glad to see you back 🙂 You’re right about the Rays, I knew all that young talent was gonna come back to haunt the AL East, I just didn’t know it would be this soon.

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