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Posted by: darkdragonic on Apr 8, 2010 at 12:42:20 AM

Yankees 3 Red Sox 1

Yankees take 2 out of 3 at Fenway Park. Pitching dominated this series finale. Andy Pettite pitched 6 great innings in his first start of 2010. Pettite gave up only one run. Nothing more you can say about that.

Chan Ho Park redeemed himself with 3 shutout innings in relief. Great job by Park especially against the Red Sox which is not an easy thing to do in relief.

Nick Swisher finally the Yankees on board with a game tying single in the 7th inning. Good heads up for Jorge Posada to go back to the plate and touch it after he missed it to avoid a tag from Victor Martinez in which he never caught the ball.

Curtis Granderson welcome to the Yankees. Granderson with a huge solo shot in the 10th inning to give the Yankees the lead. His next true test is Yankee Stadium.

Posted by: darkdragonic on Apr 6, 2010 at 11:27:12 PM

New York Yankees 6- Boston Red Sox 4

Everyone by now should know that there is no easy win when it comes the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. This game was no easy win for the Yankees. It took an 8th inning baseloaded walk by Nick Johnson to take the lead for good and Robinson Cano 9th inning solo home run gave the Yankees insurance. It was sloppy game defensively with 3 errors, but a win is a win. The big error that hurt was Marco Scutaro error in the 8th inning which would've ended the inning with the game still tied, but no give the Yankees an extra out and they will take advantage which they did. In the 9th inning, Mariano Rivera seal the win with a save like usual.

A.J. Burnett first start of the season was ok. He allowed 3 runs in 5 innings. He walked only one and struck out five, but he

Posted by: darkdragonic on Nov 5, 2009 at 03:58:37 PM

We started this decade with the New York Yankees as World Series Champions in 2000. We end this decade in 2009 with the New York Yankees as World Series Champions.

What a game. With all the speculation that using 3 pitchers on 3 days rest could cost them, but in end it resulted in World Series title.

Andy Pettite on 3 days rest pitched great. He didn't over do it and pitched smartly. He earned his 18th career postseason win. He won all 3 clinching series games. Simply Amazing.

Yankees offense was really Hideki Matsui. He went 8 for 13 in the World Series. He had 6 RBIs in the clinching game, unbelievable. He went to be the World Series MVP. The first time Japan born player ever won it.

Mariano Rivera shuts down the Phillies for the final 5 outs. How fitting a new stadium, Andy Pettite

Posted by: darkdragonic on Nov 2, 2009 at 12:43:11 AM

What started out as a bad start to the day for New York fans when the New York Giants got killed by the Philadelphia Eagles (BOO!!!) turn out to be a great day because The New York Yankees are one win away from winning the World Series.

C.C. Sabathia was ok in his outing, but has problems go against the Phillies. I think he throws way to many pitches to phillies hitters and he can't figure out Chase Utley, but Sabathia kept the Yankees in lead and could've deserved a win. If anyone would've said that the Yankees would be up 3-1 in the World Series and C.C. Sabathia would not have a win and pitched okay then I would've thought you are crazy.

I'm surprised that the Yankees offense didn't get more off of Joe Blanton. He pitched okay as well.

Joba Chamberlain certainly had good stuff in

Posted by: darkdragonic on Oct 26, 2009 at 02:07:19 PM

Yankees are headed to the World Series as your American League Champions. This game to me had such a different vibe for me in which I felt that I knew the Angels weren't going to get the BIG Hit and I also felt that the Yankees were one big hit from making the game a blow out. The Yankees got just enough to win the game and American League Pennant.

How does that quote go again.."What goes around, comes around." Errors cost the Angels games 1 and 2, and errors comes back to haunt the Angels in game 6. Howie Kendrick can't catch an easy throw to 1st and Scot Kazmir doesn't know how to lob a ball to first base. Wasn't Scot Kazmir suppose to be the "Red Sox and Yankee Killer." Go Figure!!!

C.C. Sabathia is your ALCS MVP. Well deserved.

Pettite yet again a job well done in postseason play

Posted by: darkdragonic on Oct 12, 2009 at 12:11:15 AM

YANKEES SWEEP TWINS!!! The Twins has just played their last game at the Metrodome. Yankees has had just timely hitting in late innings. Alex Rodriguez HR in 7th to tie it and Jorge Posada go ahead HR. Andy Pettite pitched great as usual in postseason play. How about those Twins. Can it get that bad. They can't hold leads, poor baserunning, and the inability to shut down the Yankees in late innings. Nick Punto, probably the best producer in the series rounded 3rd after Denard Span hit a chopper to 2nd, Jeter throws home and Posada throws to the 3rd to get Punto. Punto never looked at his 3rd base coach until it was too late. Pavano pitched a heck of a ball game, but like the other Twins pitchers, they could not shut down the Yankees when they get the lead. Rivera got a 4 out save to sweep