Last night’s game was loaded with homers. And I mean LOADED. There were a total of six, including one solo blast by the Royals. Three of the six came by the way of Alex Rodriguez’s hot bat. That’s right, I said three. His first was in the 6th inning off of Kansas City starter Sean O’Sullivan. He then belted a two-run blast an inning later. The last of his blasts came in the 9th inning, also a two-run shot. It was a monstrous 439-foot homer that plunked into the water fountain in left center.
(after) Homer #2:
The home run hitters always come in bunches, and last night definately proved that statement correct.
There was a bit of competition between who would have the longest blast of the night between Jorge Posada and A-Rod. Posada hit one that landed 421 feet dead center two batters after A-Rod’s first homer. Then, Curtis Granderson joined the homer party with a solo shot of his own on the first pitch after Jorge’s.
(all photos courtesy of zimbio.com)
Before all the fun started in the sixth inning, the game had been a tight 1-1 contest. Phil Hughes pitched well, allowing 3 runs in the 6 innings he pitched.
It always makes me feel better when:
- the offense has a good night
- our pitching staff does their job
- the game is fun to watch
The series with the Royals wraps up with a 2:00pm (EST) day game. Then the Yankees come back home for seven games.
Till next time!
Haha I just looked at the pic I put of Jorge after his home run, and the expression on Derek’s face cracks me up
At the beginning of the Rays series, I thought for sure that if A-Rod was going to hit his milestone homerun soon, it was either going to be the last at-bat on Sunday, or the first of today’s game at home against the Blue Jays. What I didn’t expect was for Joe Girardi to rest A-Rod yesterday. He did come in to pinch-hit in the 7th inning. Unfortunately, the first half of my prediction did not come true, but the other half is still there and waiting.
In only the eleventh (11th) game of the season, the Yankees have secured their 4th series victory of the season. Tomorrow the team will try for the sweep. Yes! I’m lovin’ it! Imagine… last season, they didn’t win their 4th series until May, but this season, it has happened in the midst of April. They also have a key component that they didn’t at this time last year: Alex Rodriguez.
I really wish it had been a win to start off the season strong, but overall, it wasn’t a bad performance for the team. Everyone seemed to get on base. We slapped around Josh Beckett, and the Red Sox got some good shots off of CC during his last inning. There was good pitching and bad pitching from the bullpen, but it wasn’t terrible. And it was the first game of the season, and against our biggest rival.
It seems like the 2009 season just ended last week… how can it be possible that the 2010 regular season starts this Sunday? Impossible. Maybe it’s because the Yankees played into November or something…
How sweet this victory is! Oh man, I cannot say enough about the game or the players who really were a team this year. I love you guys. They battled and battled and finally got what they deserve: a World Series Championship. And, oh yeah, I will be pushing through the mob scene tomorrow at 11am watching the parade down the “Canyon of Heroes”. I cannot tell you how proud I am of this team and the whole Yankees Organization. This season has been a blast to watch. From the come-back victories and walk-off wins to the total domination games, this New York team sure knows how to excite their fans.
There are no words to describe the feeling I have inside of me right now. Why wouldn’t I? I mean, the Yankees could potentially clinch the World Series title tonight in Philly. I am so super PUMPED for this game. As the time creeps closer to 7:57pm, the excitement increases. There is no stopping it. I cannot help it.
I have not posted in a very long time. Wow. Alright, back to business. Well, right before the Division Series began, Jeter passed Lou Gehrig on the all-time hits list. A-Rod got to 100 RBIs in the last game of the regular season. A lot of stuff happened.
In case you haven’t heard, Derek Jeter tied and then passed Luis Aparicio on the all-time hits list for a shortstop! Kudos to Derek!! He is truly a class act, as well as my favorite Yankee! :) Unfortunately, the team wasn’t as successful today, losing to the Mariners 3-10. That’s ok because we are still 7.5 games ahead of Boston for first place, thanks to the Texas Rangers who slipped past Boston in the AL Wild Card race.
(photo courtesy of zimbio.com)
Good series though, taking three out of the four and gaining a game on Boston in the process. Both CC Sabathia and Andy Pettite had strong outings, both striking out 10 batters. The offense was also hitting well, outscoring the Mariners 23-15. Our five-game winning streak was nice while it lasted, but we’ll just have to get things rolling again in Oakland tomorrow.
What is with all these West-Coast games in a row?! I really don’t appreciate trying to stay awake into the wee hours of the morning, even though I am a late-night person. Ah well, as long as we win, I guess it’s not so bad.
Hoping for the best tomorrow!
After last night’s game, I decided to sit down and ask a couple of questions of Derek Jeter. Here’s how it all played out…