The Yanks are off to a mighty fine start to the second half with three straight wins over Oakland. They start a three game series with Minnesota tonight before heading to Fenway to likely recieve a hell of a lot of boos.
Sir Sidney to face Nick Blackburn at the stadium. Hopefully he’ll get the Yanks another win tonight. Game Time: 7:05
Doing an in-gamer today so:
Updates To Come:
6:38: On the pre-game show they’re talking about Posada as if he has died. I understand how much he means to this team and I love him as much as the next Yankees fan but… wow. Considering all the injuries the Yanks have had this season [Matsui, Wang, Hughes, A-Rod, etc.] this isn’t the end of the world. Good news though: Damon is back. He’s been activated and is back to leading off tonight.
7:22: Abreu hits it up the middle, but doesn’t hit Blackburn this time. A-Rod then hits it out. I called that one in my head.
Just found this pic of the back of a beer vendor’s head at Yankee Stadium, taken during the All-Star Game [curtesy of homerderby.com]. Talk about pride. I wonder if he got a bonus for that.
7:36: Oh wow. Close play and Molina is arguing up a storm. Just some advice Jose: Do not argue with umps from now on because 1) they always win and 2) if you get thrown out, the only catcher we have left to send in is Moeller.
7:48: Who was worried about Molina’s bat? Anybody?
7:56: All the bats are showing up tonight. Jeet drives in one. Who loves merry go rounds?
8:02: 6 runs are a whole lotta fun. Blackburn gets yanked [no pun intended] after 1 and 2/3. Now this is what the offense should have been doing since Game 1.
8:12: Niiice 1-2-3 inning there by Ponson.
8:13: Cano just smacks it out to right. No one is hotter than RC right now.
8:27: Melky makes one hell of a play. The kid can play center field.
8:41: This game is only in the top of the 5th?
8:52: So far only Big G doesn’t have a hit tonight. The bats have finally awakened. Thank goodness for the All-Star break.
8:54: 2 hits for Molina tonight. I don’t think the Yanks have to worry about behind the plate.
9:12: Not a bad job by Ponson. 5.2 innings, 3 runs, leaves with the lead.
9:15: Jeet drives one out for his 6th homer of the year. Would love to see more of those in the second half.
9:22: Kay and Leiter talking about being too smart for baseball and overthinking. Kay’s words: “Paralysis by analysis”. Lol.
9:32: Cano with another hit and RBI. What a turnaround… the kid went from being the absolute worst, to the hottest bat in the lineup.
9:43: Now they’re praising Joe G for the way he’s handled the bullpen this season, and I have to agree. Girardi has made the bullpen as strong as it can be this year. Last year, not to knock on Torre but, it seemed as though the same guys were coming out of the pen again and again and were consquently overworked. This year, Girardi has spread the wealth and the bullpen has turned out to be one of the strongest parts of this team.
9:46: Another hit for Molina.
10:10: The Yanks not settling for 11 runs? Now you know they’re hot.
10:17: Game over. Yanks win 12-4. Great game for the offense. Those devils from Tampa won tonight so the Yanks did not gain any ground, but a solid win nonetheless. Hopefully Boston will lose.