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Yankeeholics Postgame Report 4/24

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The Yankees were looking to win after the A’s broke their 6
game win streak. The Angels broke through versus Burnett right away when Kendry
Morales had an infield hit to drive in Bobby Abreu who had doubled. The Yankees
answered with 3 runs in the 3rd on Derek Jeter, A-Rod, and Robby
Cano RBI hits including Bobby Wilson’s injury. The Angels scored 3 runs of
their own in the bottom half of the inning, 2 of them coming with 2 outs. The
game stayed the same, AJ Burnett making a nice snag that could have easily been
the defensive play of the game but no. The game slowly became a thriller and
then in the 8th Kendry Morales launched a 2 run shot on a screwed up
curveball. Fuentes came in for the save and closed it out.

Player of the Game:
Kendry Morales:
Kendry had 3 hits, 2 runs, and 3 RBI’s, half of his team’s
runs. His 2 run shot in the 8th, the clutch game winning shot, gave
the Angel’s a win along with his 3 hits and him being on base 4 times to give
his team the win.

Play of the Game:
Teixeira knocks out Bobby Wilson:
This was not a beautiful defensive play
obviously but a semi-dirty play that risked the season of Wilson. It started
with Cano singling to right field and Bobby Abreu firing home. The throw missed
the plate but Tex mowed Bobby Wilson over when he turned his body to be
prepared for the tag, but it never came as Tex never slid right giving Wilson a
concussion and an injured ankle. Mike Scoiscia and Joe Girardi insisted that it
wasn’t a dirty play but Tex could of slid normally but didn’t. Plus, Tex was
hit by a pitch and could have done it in retaliation… which is dirty

Drive of the Game:
Kendry Morales’s 2 run shot in the 8th:
I almost started to cry when
Joba screwed up the slider and Morales jacked it into the night over Swish’s
extended glove to give the Angel’s a 2 run lead in the 8th which they
would unfortunately keep.

Yankeeholics Postgame Report 4/17

The Yankees have won their 4th straight series and are going for the series sweep… tomorrow against Rich Harden but let’s take it game by game. The scoring started when Nick Johnson drew his league leading 13th walk of the season with the bases loaded to make it 1-0. Teixeira followed with just his 4th hit of the entire season, this one being an infield RBI hit. His struggles continue and I am starting to worry. The Yankees scored 4 runs in the next inning while Burnett kept the Ragners scoreless. Jeter hit a homer in the third, the highlight of the innings. Then in the next inning A-Rod broke his streak of 41 AB’s without a homer with a shot to the opposite field. Burnett continued to dominate and the Rangers finally broke through in the 8th on a three run homer by Nelson Cruz who is an early, very early, favorite to win the MVP thanks to his MLB leading 7 homers… I should have gotten him for my fantasy league……. The Yankees won 7-3 in the end and have won their last 4 series’s.

Player of the Game: AJ Burnett: AJ fired 7 innings of shutout baseball reducing his ERA to 2.37 and picking up 7 strikeouts compared to 2 walks which is obviously great for him, considering he is one of the most wild pitchers in baseball.

Play of the Game: The Yankees Third Inning:
Since there wasn’t a dive or anything like that I am going to have to do something more general, this being the big inning that won the Yankees the game. They scored 4 runs in the third and the run differential was, guess what, 4. 

Drive of the Game: A-Rod’s first homer of the season: Honestly, I wasn’t sure if he was going to get a homer all month but he did… This is a huge homer because first of all, A-Rod will get into the groove of hitting homers. Second, Tex will probably start getting better pitches now that A-Rod is hitting homers.

Quick Bits; Crawford, Montero, Burnett

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·        
The Yankees apparently love Carl Crawford and
would not sign Damon to a 2 year deal because they want Crawford next year.
This is all from ESPN’s Jayson Stark so it may be true, it may not be.

·        
Montero put on a show in spring training,
hitting monster home-runs in the batting cage. Could Montero be ready by next
year, ready to step up and move Posada to the full time DH role?

·        
Jorge Posada will catch AJ Burnett next year. It
is a surprise to some, not to me. Molina is not here anymore. The Yankees are
not going to lose a bat in the lineup that badly every time Burnett pitches.
Right?

·        
 Chan Ho
Park had a press conference in South Korea…

·        
Johnny Damon says that Detroit is where he
wanted to be from the beginning. Really? That’s not what I heard.

·        
Aaron Boone is retiring and joining ESPN. Good
luck Aaron and I thank you for your heroic postseason shot.

·        
The Yankees might try Kei Igawa as a relief
pitcher. He pitched really well in the Minors last year and raised eyebrows in
last year’s spring training. Will the 46 million dollars finally come to use?

·        
Jonathan Albaladejo lost 30 pounds. Yes 30. Hope it pays off.

·        
Who would you rather have? Boone Logan or Kei
Igawa…? Neither one seems to secure. 

Thank you, thank you. Any comments, questions, or disagreements? Feel free to comment.

YANKEES RE-SIGN PETTITE

On Wednesday, Andy Pettitte agreed to terms with the Yankees on a one year contract worth $11.75 million! Hooray! The 37 year old was one of the Yankee’s most durable and reliable starters last season, going 14-8 with a 4.16 ERA through 32 starts. Though he is expensive, he is well worth the price: with him in the rotation, the Yanks have a solid 1-2-3 starting rotation (CC, AJ, and now Pettitte) and they are a quality starter away from owning one of the best rotations in baseball. Pettitte will provide stability and durability from the middle of the rotation, while also putting up good numbers. I could not be happier that New York got him back. Of course, this completely rules out getting Roy Halladay…but there was a low chance we would have got him either way. I can speak for all Yankees fans when I say “Welcome home Andy Pettitte!”

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