Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yanks swat those pesky Nats

While I'm glad the Yanks won last night, this game shouldn't have even been as close as it was. You have the Yankees' ace on the mound vs. the worst team in baseball, and it was still a nail-biter of a game for most of it, thanks in no small part to the Yankee lineup - again - only eking out four hits against an unfamiliar pitcher, Shairon Martis.

It's a good thing old Yankee Ron Villone was pitching for the Nationals, and Elijah Dukes was playing center, or this game could have been a tough loss for CC Sabathia. As Squawker Jon noted, former Met Anderson Hernandez doubled his career home run total with a three-run blast off CC. My cat C.C. was hissing over it!

On the bright side, Robinson Cano did go 4-for-4, and Brian Bruney looked fine in his return to the Yankees bullpen.

But Derek Jeter left the game after hurting his ankle. As for myself, I was feeling a little under the weather yesterday, so I wasn't giving the game my full attention. Hopefully, Jeter - and I -will be feeling better tonight!

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Squawker friend Bernadette Palsey - aka Lady at the Bat - wrote a story for about the new A&E Home Video set The New York Yankees: Essential Games of Yankee Stadium- Perfect Games and No Hitters
. Congrats!

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Anonymous said...

Lisa- Thak you for reversing the jinx. We needed to have David hit. Much appreciated!

"Ortiz, who did not homer in the first six weeks of the season, now has five for the year—four of them in the last nine games. His batting average is back up to .210—still 73 points below his career average, but at least not below the Mendoza line, .200, where he stayed for most of the last month.

Ortiz homered into the Marlins bullpen to lead off the fourth, then came up again with the bases loaded and two outs and singled up to make it 8-1."

Subway Squawkers said...

All it took was Yankee pitching to get David Ortiz back in the hitting groove! Sheesh.

- Lisa

"Nutball Gazette" said...

Watching the Nats I conclude that Dukes is an absolute disgrace to the game. I would cut him right now.

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