8 posts tagged New York Yankees
Slammed While former Yankees AJ Burnett was on the cusp of a no-hitter last night, the Yankees continued their recent poor play last night. To cap off a seven run inning, Orioles First Baseman Chris Davis, a man with power and not much else, jacked a grand slam to take the lead over the first place Yanks 7-5. That would be all the Orioles needed to seal the victory.
I understand that the Yankees have a healthy lead in the East and don’t really need to worry about the Rays or Sox, but the Rangers and Angels only improved at the deadline, so the Yankees better pick up their play if they want home field advantage through the ALCS. Joba Chamberlain was activated last night, so maybe his return will fortify their bullpen and help steady the Yankees as they power through the last third of the season.
Slam is the Difference Tied 2-2 in the 8th with the bases loaded, skipper Joe Girardi probably wouldn’t choose Ibanez if he had first choice, but last night it was Raul who came up big in the clutch where A-Rod failed the night before. Ibanez hit a booming Grand Slam and the Yankees continued their solid play since the All-Star break. For the Blue Jays, this loss especially hurt since they lost slugger Jose Bautista to a wrist injury in the eighth inning for possibly an extended period of time.
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July 16th 1941: On this Day in Sports History… Joe DiMaggio went 3 for 4, in what would be the 56th and final game of his historic hitting streak. Joltin’ Joe had one of the more illustrious careers in baseball history, with countless accomplishments. But its this one, the 56 game hitting streak, that he is most remembered for today, actually, maybe him marrying Marilyn Monroe warrants some mention too…
June 11th 1914: On This Day In Sports History… It’s hard to believe that this was almost 100 years ago but today marks the debut of one of the greatest ball players to ever live and is responsible for breaking records, starting a curse, and the man who “helped build Yankee Stadium.” If only players were traded for the same price today as he was 95 years ago.
BLOOPER OF THE DAY Dewayne Wise’s so called “catch” last night in Yankee Stadium wins our blooper of the day as his incredible dive into the stands after a foul ball was ruled a catch by the umpire. Check out the fan 5 seats over waving the ball in his hands.
Gotta love home field advantage
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Fredi Gonzalez speaks after loss Fredi reacts after being swept by the Yanks. Considering the solid start he got out of Tim Hudson and the previous two defeats, its got to be disappointing for the skipper to lose this close contest 3-2. Also, the Nationals keep on winning and increasing their division lead, so this is not an ideal time for the Braves to drop three straight.
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A-Rod makes history Down 4-0 in the Eighth Inning, Alex Rodriguez hits his 23rd career Grand Slam to tie the game and eventually lead the Yankees to victory. This Grand Slam ties Rodriguez with Lou Gehrig for the most of all-time in this category. Pretty good company for the slugger. But my biggest surprise seeing this stat is that Robin Ventura isn;t the the record holder, didn’t he have like 30 career Grand Slams? (Never mind, Robin had 18)
Novakaine Ivan Nova pitches seven shutout innings as the Yankees beat the Braves 3-0.