Garbage.

I woke up this morning full of energy cause  I had tickets to the game this afternoon.  Steph and I got some breakfast, then headed out.  I visited my man VinRock(Bald Vinny the Bleacher Creature) and picked up a new navy THE BLEACHERS tee, went inside and got to watch warmups for a while.  The next 3 hours found me sitting in my seat wishing that I had stayed home and watched it on TV.

Today was anything but good.  It was hot.  And from the start the Yankees showed no life.  It was evident in the crowd as the left field bleachers resembled a library.  What got me the most was the fact that after Chien-Ming Wang gave up those 3 runs in the first, the Angels lineup was held in check.  The Bombers resembled a high school team, as they mustered absolutely NOTHING at the plate.  Not that Jeff Nelson was helping matters either, as his VERY wide strike zone allowed for some pitches to be called for strikes, and Kelvim Escobar looked like Cy Young out there, and it was frustrating cause we were in the game for the most part.  The Yanks showed some life in the 9th as Melky managed to get on as he legged one out on a grounder that bounced off of Howie Kendrick’s glove.  Bobby Abreu worked a 1-2 count when Nelson rang him up on a pitch
that way outside.   Abreu engaged
in a heated argument with Nelson, who talked back to the outfielder and
told him, in Abreu’s words, that it had been a good pitch.  It was a **** strike zone and something that equated to nothing.  As a result, there were too many swings and misses and far too many bad calls.  Frustrating isnt the word that I want to use, pure GARBAGE is the word that I want to use here.  The drive home ******, as I was in a bad mood the entire ride up the Grand Concourse into Yonkers. 

I dont know whats going to happen from here.  All I know is that I have seen alot of rough times with this team, and Im not going to give up.  I think that all of this is testing my loyalty, and Im sure that I will pass with flying colors.  All I will say is that there is no certainty about tomorrow, and that you can only worry about today.  Tomorrow, John Lackey goes up against Mike Mussina, and its something that we can always worry about tomorrow.  Hopefully we can turn it around tomorrow, and The Moose can get us a quality start. 

LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!
LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!

Turn Around?

There is no doubt in my mind that last night the Yankees played well.  Honestly, they have been playing well the last 3 days, earning a win in 2.  Is this the turn-around that the Yanks and their fans have been craving these last 7 weeks?  I think so.  Alot of things went well last night, and seeing the Yanks play as aggresively as they did last night was a sight for sore eyes. 

Although Chien-Ming Wang didnt have his best stuff out there last night, The Bombers found a way to earn the W.  A-Rod hit a SHOT to Big Fe Country(Left Field Bleachers, Section 57.  Most of the time when I buy Bleacher tickets, I end up in Section 57.  Go Figure), and JG hits one to the upper deck.  Tim Wakefield had NOTHING last night, as what he threw what equated to Stephanie throwing a ball to me from 20 feet out.  Like I said up top, Wang-O didnt have his sinker out there last night, but the slider was a feasible secondary pitch.  He got into a lot of 3 ball counts, but for the most part, kept Boston from getting the timely hit.  Robbie came up and and gave Wakie a bit of "Who’s Your Daddy"  and took him to the gaps for a triple that just kept going and blew it wide open for the Yanks.   Manny was kept in check last night, and to his credit made a very un-Manny like play.  Brian Bruney came in and made Manny look simple on a fastball down the heart of the plate, something that on any other night he would have turned into a souvenir and would have made one of those ridiculous Central Park statue poses(right after a whole flock of pigeons after lunchtime.  Yuck).  As I hear the sweet sound of BOSTON $UCKS emanating from The South Bronx, I knew that the night would be a good one.  Scott Proctor locked it up, and Farnie came in and shut the door, putting the Yanks 9.5 behind Boston, and improves the record to 20-23.  Hey, I gotta take as many positives as I can from this win. 

Onto tonight, as The Moose goes up against Julian Tavarez, who is turning out the best season of his career, which is saying alot for a 2-4 pitcher.  Im looking for The Moose to turn it around from his last start, and for the Yankee bats to keep up with last nights performance.  Unfortunately, I wont be able to watch the game the first time around, as me and the MadDogs go up against the Gotham Athletics tonight at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Boogie Down tonight.  Oh well, thank God for Yankees Encore right after the post game!!!

LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!
LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!
BOSTON $UCKS!!!!!!!!
BOSTON $UCKS!!!!!!!!

No Way.

This has to be it.  Let today be the spark under the Yankees’ collective backside.  Im not going to mince  words here:  The Yankees **** right now. Losing 4 of 6, at a very difficult juncture in the schedule, right before we play the resurgent Mets. Then the Sox come to town. 

Im at a loss for words right now, so Im ending this post here. This has to get better, before they get a **** of alot worse.  Remember when I said me hit bottom a couple of weeks back?  We have returned to that same spot.  This is not the charecter of a winning team, and this is something that must be remedied.  Things need to be shaken up here, and it needs to happen now.

LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!
LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!

Good Stuff.

After a bad call monday night, I was fuming.  So much that I really didnt feel like writing cause it would have been all bad.  What got me the most about monday’s game was that Matt DeSalvo pitched a good game, and say what you will, the umps handed the game to the Mariners. An absolutely horrible call by Jerry Davis. 

Last night was a good comeback win.  When I saw the matchup, I was confident going in that Andy Pettitte was going to have a good start and the Yankee bats would have his back and give him the run support that he needed.  Done and done.  Up and down the lineup, everyone contributed, even, to my surprise, Doug Mientkiewicz is getting the bat going in a BIG way.  He hit a double to the gap last night, and is providing some solid defense as well, his hallmark in the Majors.  Andy looked solid, even though his control wasnt the best and he did get into trouble over the first few innings.  he gave up a run in the third, but after that, its lights out.  Play of the night has to go to Bobby Abreu and Robinson Cano to peg Sammy Sosa on the foot at the plate.  A-Rod hits a 2 run dinger, and the Yanks wrap up Pettitte’s 2nd win on the season, but honestly he should be at 7-1 at this point.  And how about Jerry Hairston Jr’s gifts?  I mean thats some shoddy glove work.   The bullpen was enough to hold the win, and it brings us to 15-16.  Not where we want to be right now, but hey, we could be worse off.

Tonight, The Moose goes up against Robinson Tejeda.  Im looking for Moose to have another solid start, and for another beautiful day in the NYC to become a beautiful evening with another Yankee win!  Im also looking for a win tonight so I can see another sweep of the Rangers when I go to the Stadium tomorrow!  I had some tickets that I bought for Rhoderick’s birthday that I never used(he got tickets from his job for the same game), so Im going to exchange them for tomorrow afternoon’s game.  It should be a good one, as Brandon McCarthy goes up against Chien-Ming Wang. 

LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!
LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!

Nearly Perfect, Good Win Nonetheless.

Sorry for jinxing it, everyone, but hey, Ill take a win over a perfect game any day.  I decided to stay in and watch the game this afternoon, and Im glad I did.  Chien Ming Wang was a pitch short of perfection, going 8 strong and put on a performance that was a pleasure to watch.  It was good to see him fight back after he got behind some batters, and the only mistake he made was that tater to Ben Broussard.  MASTERFUL is the word that Ive used to describe a typical Wang outing, so Ill use it here.  Brian Bruney came in and closed the door, and Ol’ Blue Eyes is playing on the PA system.  What more can you ask for?

On the other side of the matchup, Jeff Weaver was AWFUL.  He had the Yanks on smash for a couple of innings, but in usual Jeff Weaver fashion, had a meltdown.  He lost the strike zone, and the patient Yankee lineup walked all day in The Bronx. Hideki Matsui brought home the Yankees’ second run in the sixth in
painful fashion, as he was hit in the right thigh with the bases loaded.  Ouch.  Jorgie hit  RBI single off the end of the bat, and Captain Clutch broke it open with a double to left field. 

The Bombers also flashed some leather this afternoon, as Hideki made an AWESOME play to preserve the perfect bid, and A-Rod made a couple of good plays as well. 

Onto tomorrow, as Jarrod Washburn takes on Darrell Razner.  Im wanting to see another strong performance out of a Yankee starter.  After the game, I have a doubleheader, as me and the MadDogs go up against the New York Renegades.  Im looking to help the team take 2 tomorrow night, as we swept the season series against these guys last season.  I swung the bat pretty well last saturday, and Im looking to keep the bat hot and help as much as I can. 

LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!
LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!