The Yanks will go toe to toe against the Angels tonight in the beginning of a four game set in the Bronx. Andy Pettitte will be on the mound to start the series off for the Yanks. Jon Garland will go for the Angels. I’ll be attempting another in-gamer tonight before I head out for the weekend, though I don’t know if it’ll work out b/c apparently MLBlogs is having server issues [though I just commented on someone’s blog with no problems so we’ll see…] Either way, I’ll be giving updates, and if people are able to comment then fire away. Any and every one is welcome.
5:16: Manny actually gets traded. Manny will now be a member of the Dodgers… how weird does that sound. I wonder if he’d dare to pull any of the antics with Joe Torre as his manager now. Hmm…
5:24: The lineup has changed a lot during the season this year, but it has never looked like this:
A. Rodriguez 3B
I. Rodriguez C
7:10: Pudge is wearing #12. The guy looks good in a Yankee uniform.
7:15: According to Kay, Victor Zambrano has been signed to a minor league contract with the Yanks.
7:18: Pettitte and Ivan seemed to be having a little trouble, but Andy works out of the inning throwing 24 pitches.
7:34: Anderson gets picked off at second. Not a smart move on his part.
7:40: Andy gets out of another pressing inning. Pitch count: 43. I hope he and Ivan can get on the same page tonight.
7:43: Paul O’Neill should broadcast more often. Love him.
7:49: The Yanks are hitless through two. It’s too soon to tell but it’s almost like clockwork that the Yanks show little offense following a blowout… hope that’s not the same case tonight.
8:00: Damn it. I hate the Angels. Score 3 – 0.
8:04: &@%#! 6 – 0. I don’t think it’s too early to call game over right about now.
8:11: Pudge goes down swinging in his first at bat as a Yankee. The crowd cheered when he was announced, then booed faintly when he struck out… kind of hilarious.
8:26: Pettitte is not having the kind of outing I hoped for. He’s at 83 pitches threw four and the Yanks are down by 6.
8:33: Bobby does it again. Homer! His tag team buddy A-Rod, follows him with a double drilled into left center.
8:46: Yanks only able to score one. Let’s see if Pettitte can hold it here.
8:49: And Andy works a 1-2-3. Let’s see if we can get some more offense.
8:58: A triple by Melky and a base hit by JD to drive him in. 6 – 2.
9:01: The Yanks only get one run again, but I’ll take it.
9:12: Andy gets pulled after going 6.1 allowing 9 runs… not a good night.
9:20: Okay… now it’s game over. Damn. Imagine what Pudge is thinking: I come to New York just to get bombed my first game? Score: 10 – 2.
9:30: And Cano can’t stop a ball from going past him for his life right now.
9:46: August starts tomorrow. When are we getting that instant replay that we were promised? These umpires are unbelievable. You’ve got to be kidding me. A 4 year old would’ve got that call right. It’s still a blowout, but the Yanks were showing a lot of life. That just killed it.
9:57: I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels.
10:20: Yank attempting a rally again. What is happening?
10:25: Game officially over. That’s 3+ hours of my life I won’t get back.