(1) The Giants finally beat the curse of leaving the Big Apple!
They hadn't won a World Series since 1954, when they played in New
York. At San Francisco Game 1: , Giants win 11-7 As
good as Lee was against the Yankees, he collapsed against the Giants. Most of
the seven runs came after the 7th inning. Game 2: Giants win 9-0 Once
again the pitching and hitting that totally dominated the Yankees went missing
on the west coast. At Texas Game 3:Rangers win 4-2 Ron Washington took
on a potential second guess in the 8th, but excaped with the win. Game 4:
Giants win 4-0 Forth youngest pitcher to start and win (eight innings) a
World Series game. Game 5:Giants win 3-1
AL East - Rays (96-66) AL Central - Twins (93-67) AL West
- Texas (90-72) AL Wildcard - Yankees (95-67)
NL East - Phillies
(97-65) (best record in MLB) NL Central - Cincinatti (91-71) NL West - SF
(92-70) beat SD (90-72)on the last day NL Wildcard - Atlanta
(91-71) Three way race to last day! If SD had beaten SF, a play in series
would have been needed to break ties.
2010 Division Series
ALDS Yankees (3) vs Twins (0) Game 1:
Yankees win 6-4 at Twins CC gave up three runs on a hit batter and homer,
then a single, out at first where Tex tagged the bag with his glove allowing
the runner from first to get to third. He scored on a passed ball. The Yankees
went ahead in the 6th, but the Twins tied it in their half on a wild CC bases
loaded walk. Tex then hit a two run homer to put the Yanks up 6-4. Logan,
Robertson, Wood, and Mo (four out save) nail it. In the
9th, Mo had to get four outs, because the umps called Golson's catch for the
third out a trap. Thome was the tying run at the plate and popped out to A-Rod
on the first pitch. Game 2: win Yankees 5-2 at
Twins Well played Twins go out in front, Yankees tie it, Twins tie it,
Yankees go ahead and win it. All the fears about Andy Pettitte, were for
naught. Seven innings, five hits, four K's, one homer, one sac fly run. Game
3:Yankees win 6-1 and Yankees Hughes pitches seven shut out innings. Wood
was chipped for a run, lets the bases to get loaded, but Logan and Robertson
get out of the inning giving up only that Wood run. Mo nails it down in a
non save ninth. Nine in a row post season against the
Rays (2) vs Rangers (3) Game 1:
Rangers 5-1 at Rays Game 2: Rangers 6-0 at Rays Game 3: Rays win 6-3 at
Rangers Game 4: Rays win 5-2 at Rangers Game 5: Rangers win 5-1 at
Rays Both number one starters will start Tuesday, so
they can't pitch against the Yankees! All five game were won by the visiting
NLDS Phillies (3) vs Reds (0) Game 1: Phillies win 4-0 No hitter for Roy Halliday! Game 2:
Phillies win 7-4 on Reds' errors Game3: Phillies win 2-0 at
Giants (3) vs Braves (1) Game 1: Giants
win 1-0 in SF Game 2: Braves win 5-4 in SF (11 innings) Game 3: Giants
win 3-2 at Braves Game 4: Giants win 3-2 at Braves
The last manager thrown out of a playoff game was
Bobby Cox in 2005. On October 7, two managers were thrown out of their games
for arguing third strikes. In Tampa, Madden argued a check swing rulked a ball,
that was followed by a Young homer. In Minnesota, Gardenhire was thrown out for
arguing what would have been a third strike and then Berkman got a run scoring
2010 Champion Series
Yankees (2) vs Rangers (4) Game 1:
Yankees win 6-5 CC was awful. Five runs in four innings. the Yankees bats
were asleep until the 8th, when they go ahead 6-5, starting with Gardner with a
sliding infield hit. Wood comes in for the 8th and walks the leadoff batter,
but picks him off 1-3-6, then gets out of the inning. Mo nails it, even
though Texas had two walk off wins against him. Game 2: Texas wins
7-2 Hughes was worse, considereing he hadn't given up a run at Texas, giving
up seven runs in five innings. Game 3: Texas wins 8-0 Pettitte vs. Lee -
Through seven innings, there was only one mistake - Pettitte in the first. The
Yankee bats are still asleep. 13 strikeouts. Game 4: Rangers win 10-3 AJ
Burnett gave up two runs through five innings. The Yankees scored three. But in
the bottom of the 5th Tex injures his hamstring. In the top of the 6th AJ gives
up a three run homer to Benji Molina. Did he pitch too long? Now Logan can't
get lefty Hamilton out. Yesterday a double and today a homer. It doesn't look
good. Game 5: Yankees win 7-2 CC strugled, but held his own. The bats
came alive with three solo homers and four other runs. Mo came in for a non
save shutdown. Back to Texas! Game 6: Rangers win 6-1 Nothing worked.
Hughes was so-so. The bullpen worse. The offense was missing again. Fittingly,
A-Rod was the last out on a strikeout looking. The
ironic thing is that Michael Kay said the series was over after the first game
come from behind win in Texas. If the Yankees hadn't come from behind in
game one, the Rangers would have swept in four games. Very sad. The Yankee
offense is MIA. The starters, except Pettitte, was shakey, the bullpen is
flakey at best.
Phillies (2) vs Giants (4) Game 1:
Giants win 4-3 Game 2: Phillies win 6-1 Game 3: Giants win 3-0 Game 4:
Giants win 6-5 Game 5: Phillies win 4-2 Game 6: Giants win 3-2 Ryan
Howard looks at a third strike to end it. So neither team from 2009 will be in
the World Series.
April 4, 2010 -The defense of the
WS championship begins in Boston! The starting lineup: Jeter
(SS), Johson (DH), Teixeira (1B), Rodriguez (3B), Cano (2B), Posada (C),
Granderson (CF), Swisher (RF), Gardner (LF) and Sabathia
pitching. The good news: the Yankees knocked Beckett out in the 4th.
The bad news: Boston did the same to Sabathia. Then the Yankees went ahead 7-5,
but Park and Marte allowed Boston to go ahead in the 7th.
As bad as the bullpen was in the first
game, they came through in the next two games holding the
Sox scoreless to close out the
games. The Yankees leave Boston 2-1 so far in the
April 10, 2010 -CC
pitches 8 2/3 innings of hitless ball
against Tampa. Robertson gives up one more hit. Yankees win 10-0.
April 11, 2010 -One week in, the Yankees are 4-2 and
each of the first three pitchers have had at least on good outing.
April 13, 2010 - Home opener, Rings, Flags, and a 7-5
win vs. the Angels. Pettitte
is 4-0 on home openers. The only downer was Robertson, giving up two infield
singles and a single off the RF wall before getting an out, then a grand slam
to Abreu! Mo comes in and saves it with a
April 18, 2010
-Two weeks in and the Yankees are 9-3 and have won all four series so
far. A-Rod gets his first homer, Jeter has an 11 game hitting streak, Burnett
was very good. Slumping Teixeira gets an infield hit and his first homer.
Gardner gets three infield hits (a total of about 150'). Against Texas, the
starters go 6-7-8
innings! The new stadium is not the home run park that it was last
April 20, 2010 - Phil Hughes pitches
a no hitter into the 8th, losing it on a hot shot back to the mound that he
couldn't find. Gardner drives in
an insurance run in the 9th. The Yankees win their 5th series to start the
season. The Yankees pulled off their first
triple play in over 6,600 games in
the third game against Oakland, but lost 4-2 with an ineffective first inning
April 24, 2010 -
Pettitte rolls on! Wins 7-1, giving up one run in eight innings and goes
3-0 on the season. Cano goes 4-5, scored three runs. Gardner goes 3-5, scored
two, and is batting .340 on the year!
2010 - They gave up Cabrera for
They wound up with a so-so pitcher and a weak outfield. Then the bullpen fell
apart. Yanks lose 8-4.
April 26, 2010 -
The Yankees visit the White House and Water Reed Army Hospital with the
World Series trophy.
April 27, 2010 - The
Yankees lose the first game to the worst team in the league (3-16), with NO
home wins until now! Yanks lose 5-4 and can't score off the Oriole bullpen,
while the Yankee bullpen fails. They are 12-7, 2½ games behind Tampa Bay
and 3 games ahead of Boston.
Meanwhile the other NY team win six in a
row and are in first place in the NL East!
2010 - It's official Vasquez is gutless and can't pitch in New York. He
leaves the game in the 4th with no outs losing 5-1, giving up three homers, two
to A. Jones. Girardi tried to get him
through the 4th without taking him out during the inning, but he couldn't make
it - he was loudly booed. The Yankee offense gets him off the hook by scoring 6
in the 6th, but Marte gave up a two run double giving Robertson the loss, the
irony, Linebrink, who gave up the lead in the 6th got the win! Yanks lose
May 2, 2010 - A-Rod gets a day off an everyone
else hits! Yankees win 12-3. The three scored in the 9th off of call up
Melancon in relief of
The Yankees have gone 7-1 in series so far. Second
place 1½ behind Tampa. Boston in
4th place, 7 games out of first.
2010 - The Yankees sweep Baltimore, but the bullpen made it interesting.
Going into the 9th 7-3, Robertson gave up back to back homers, both on 3-2
counts. Then Boone Logan gives two walks. Aceves comes in to get the save with
a fly out to right.
May 7, 2010 - Into Boston for
the weekend Game 1 - Hughes vs. Beckett - Yankees win
10-3 Beckett was wild and lost the game in the 6th. Game 2 - Sabathia vs.
Buchholz - Yankees win 14-3 Sabathia is one strike away from ending the 5th,
with the Yankees up 6-3, and the rain comes! The delay goes over an hour, CC
leaves the game and Aceves gets hurt on a pitch, but gets the win. Teixeira
hits three homers! Cervelli - 3 hits a walk and 5 RBI Game 3 - Burnett
vs. Lester Boston wins 9-3
A month into the season, the Yankees
(21-9) are in second place behind Tampa (22-9) and have won all but one series.
and Johnson are on the DL and Vasquez is a disaster. Three of the
Four were hurt.
Tampa, in first place had a
perfect game pitched against them in Oakland. Dallas Braden, who complained
about A-Rod running over the mound, did it!
May 12, 2010 - In the makeup for the Tuesday rainout,
Vasquez pitches his best game of the season, but gives up
five hits and two runs and
First three game losing streak of the year.
Hughes pitches the schduled game
and gives up no runs and five hits in seven innings. The Yankees only score two
runs through the 8th, but put the game away with six in the 9th. Mo, who hasn't
pitched in weeks, closes it out.
May 15 , 2010 -
After Marte blows a save, but gets off the hook on an
grand slam on Friday, he gets out of a tying run at the plate by
getting Thome out. Pettitte pitches well after his missed turn and is now 5-0.
The Yankees are back on track!
May 16 , 2010 -
Well it had to happen. Joba comes in
with the lead, but loads the bases. Mo comes in and walks in a run and gives up
a grand slam.
Yankees in second place 2 games behind Tampa, with a
reeling Boston and hot Tampa due in for two games each. Then the Mets over the
May 17 , 2010 - Typical game
against Boston. Yankees ahead,
then the bull pen folds, but A-Rod ties the game in the bottom of the 9th and
Thames gets a walk off homer both off of Papelbon! Vasquez, who came in relief,
got the win.
May 18 , 2010 - This time Joba
blows it himself, an error and a few hits and a 5-1 lead becomes a tied game.
Mo gets the loss with another
error. This time the Yankees
only 1 run in the 9th to make it 7-6.
They are 3 games out
with Tampa coming in for two games. Best case, one game out, worst case five
May 19 , 2010 - It's too early
to panic, but AJ, the pie man, couldn't contain the Rays. It was bad from the
start, no sooner than the announcers said that Burnett hadn't allowed a homer
to a righty and had a below 1.00 ERA at home, the second pitch of the game was
hit out of the park. Then it got worse. Yankees lose 10-6, but four runs were
scored with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, too little, too late. The bad news: Posada has a foot fracture from a foul ball while
he was catching. Thames, the hero goat, stepped on his bat running out a hit,
spraining his ankle. Yankees 4 games out. One more on May 20 and then the Mets
at Citi Field.
For the Mets, an
historic night. Angel Pagan hits an inside the park homer and starts an 8-2-6-3
triple play. The base runners though the ball was trapped, but the umpires
ruled it a catch. However, the Mets lost the game.
May 20 , 2010 - Pettitte was hit hard by Tampa and once
again a rally falls short in the 9th. Yankees 5 games out, but 3rd best in the
majors behind Tampa and Philly.
They are hurting, the players who were
hot in April are cold now and the ones cold in April are luke warm at best.
Weekend of May 21 vs Mets, as the Yankees limp into Citi Field: Game 1: Yankees win 2-1 Vasquez was outstanding. One hit no runs
and hurts his index finger on his second sac bunt. Yankees score two runs
on a double by rookie Kevin Russo. Earlier he got his first ML hit. Bay gets
a double off of Mo at about the same place as his HR in Boston last year. Then
Davis gets a hit to get the first Met run. Mo gets a struggling Wright to
ground out to Cano. Game 2: Mets win 5-3 Hughes should become Wright's
designated pitcher., two hits and two RBI. Hughes leaves down 4-1. The
Yankees are not hitting 5 runs in the two Met games so far. Game 3: Mets
6-4 Nothing is right. Sabathia gets a hit, but gives up 4 two out runs in
the 3rd. Santana knocks the Yankees down. Two hits have gone under Jeter's
glove, setting up bad innings. Bay owns Sabathia and Jeter owns the
Mets. In the end K-Rod K's A-Rod with the tying runs on base in the
9th. Why are Winn, Gardner, and Thames in the OF and not Damon,
Jackson and Melkey? The Yankees are limping at 26-18, with too many banged
or slumping up players. the good news: they are tied with two other teams with
the best record for teams not named the Rays or Phillies!
May 25-26 , 2010 - Let's play one over two days! The
Yankees go into Minnesota. The first game starts and gets into the bottom of
the 5th, tied 0-0 and the rain came. Burnett pitched well, but thought he would
only see his ERA go down. The game resumed on the next day in the top of the
6th. Jeter, the second batter, hit a homer, making the pie man the pitcher of
record on the winning side. Robertson, Joba, and
close it out, with some breath holding. Yankees win 1-0. In the
regular game, Pettitte pitches to a 2-2 tie in eight. In the 8th, with some bad
luck, he faces first & third, no out. Gets a line drive and a double play
to hold it. Swisher hits a homer in the top of the 9th and
Mo nails this
one with no fireworks. Boston swept the Rays.
May 27, 2010 - As good as Vasquez
was in Detroit and Citi Field, he was back to his ineffective ways in
Minnesota. 5.2 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs. The good news, the Yankees won 2 of
3 games, the bad news, they only scored 5 runs in the games.
The next group of games are against 'weak' teams, let's hope they can
hold on until they are back to full strength and the hitters
Mets shut out Philly three
in a row! Then shut out the Brewers for eight more innings (34 total) and
lose on a homer in the 9th!
May 28, 2010 -
A-Rod who(?), gets the night off. Cano
cleanup and goes 3-4 with a grand slam to put the Indians away! Will
he swap with A-Rod?
May 29, 2010 -
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! CC was so-so, but left the
game with a 5 run lead.
Then the bullpen collapsed again, capping with
JAP Joba coming in the 7th with
a 3 run lead and ending the inning 2 runs down. Then Gaudin gives up a two out
homer in the 8th. Duration: 4:20, 401 pitches. The sad final: 13-11. The good
news, Cano and Swisher remain hot.
Halladay of the Phillies, pitches the
second perfect game of the season and
third in the last 10
months, 1-0 win over Florida
30, 2010 - The pieman faces a pitcher who hasn't won a game since August
2009. He cruises for 6.2 innings, then a hit batter, stolen
base, E-6 and a triple and he's down 3-0. Yankees only 5 hits through 6. In the
7th, the Yankees go ahead with 5 hits and 5 runs, including a
Texiera 3 run
homer. Then it was the Indians' bullpen's turn to collapse in the
9th. Mo comes in. Two K's then a ballet. Broken bat,
Mo jumps over it, then knocks the ball
down, picks it up and throws out the runner. Yankees win
7-3! May 30, 2010 - AL East
Standings: Rays 34-17 Yankees 30-20 Blue Jays 30-22 Red Sox
May 31, 2010 - Memorial Day
For the fifth time since becoming a Yankee, Texiera got an intentional walk and
A-Rod got a hit. Today was the second grand slam. Pettitte was great, 1 run on
4 hits. Park got the last 6 outs, but got tired and gave up 1 more run.
Yankees win 11-2.
June 1, 2010 - A
three game set against the Orioles should be quiet. In the first game, the good
Vasquez showed up. Seven innings, 1 run on a homer. He was
able to wiggle out of a bases loaded-one out jam in the 7th. Yankees win 3-1 on
a Granderson homer and two unearned runs in the 7th.
June 2, 2010 - Armando Galarraga
pitching for Detroit, missed the third perfect game of the season by an infield
single to first with two out in the 9th, which was a
blown call by the first base umpire! Ken Griffy, Jr. retires after 22
years, 630 home runs.
June 3, 2010 -
Yankees complete a 6-1 home stand, where they should have won all seven.
CC gave up 2 homers and Mo, in the save walked one and hit one, before getting
a ground out and two K's. He was hitting 95mph on some pitches.
June 4-6, 2010 - the lost bats weekend in Toronto
scored in three games. On Sunday, the good news:
Vasquez pitched no hit ball to the 6th, then a walk and a homer and almost lost
it. Where did Texiera's bat go? Five K's in Saturday's game and 0-4
today. The 8th begins with two hit batters, Jeter doubles one in. With first
base open and one out, they walk Tex to load the bases and
pitch to A-Rod. A
wild pitch ties it, but A-Rod K's. Cano puts the Yankees ahead with a
single. JAP Joba comes in
and promptly gives one run back, but then gets a double play. Mo throws a
five pitch-four strike inning to nail it! It could have been worse. Funny
play of the game: The left field ball boy makes a specatular catch on a FAIR
ball and throws it into the stands, giving Cano a double. The umpire took his
glove away and gave it to a police officer. Later the Jays mascot put crime
scene tape around the poor fellow.
Yankees (35-22) 2 games behind
Tampa (36-20) Day off Monday then to Baltimore (16-41) 21 games
June 8, 2010 - In the there was a reason
he was released department:
showed once again why he didn't make the Yankees out of spring training and was
later released by the Oakland A's. Called into a 12-3 romp in the 8th inning,
he gives up two runs in the 8th and 9th, forcing Rivera to stretch and get
ready for a save. A-Rod went 0-5, but Tiexeria was 3-4 with
a homer. Let's hope both get back to the back of their baseball
June 12, 2010 -
Props where they belong: In the Red Sox-Phillies game at Fenway, AAA call up,
Daniel Nava comes to the plate against Joe Blanton with the bases loaded. He
hits the first pitch he sees in the majors into the bull pen for a grand
For the third time in the teams' histories, the Yankees and
Mets both get
June 13, 2010 - The Yankees Chad Huffman, in his first
at bat, takes 6 pitches to get an infield single. Then he walks and later
reaches on a passed ball strikeout. Jorge Posada hit his
slam in two days. One righty, one lefty, but both into the right
field stands. Phil Hughes wins making him 9-1. The Yankees sweep the
The Yankees and Rays
tied for first (40-23), four
games ahead of the Red Sox.
series June 15, 2010 - Sabathia vs. Halladay! The
Yankees get to Halladay
with 6 runs in the second, third, and fifth but CC gave three back on
two squeekers and a hit batter, then two solid hits. Yankees win
8-3 June 15, 2010 - Burnett vs. Moyer AJ pitches OK in the first and gives up 4 runs in the second and 2 in
the third. Moyers 81mph 'fastball' kills the Yankees early. Cano and Posada
homer in second and fifth. The bullpen comes through, Logan and Gaudin pitch
hitless 5.2 innings. Yankee bats fall asleep, 5 hits, 2 homers. A-Rod doubles
Tiexeria in the ninth. Yankees lose 6-3 June 17, 2010 - Bad time for the Yankee bats to fall
asleep. Lose to Phillies again 7-1
2010 - Mets in for the Weekend Yankees (41-25) tied for first and
Mets (38-28) ½ game out Game 1: Mets win
4-0 Vasquez was great one 1st inning run. Park gives up two more in the 8th
and Logan one more in the 9th. The Yankees had the bases loaded twice, but
couldn't score. In the 9th, with one out Jeter struck out and Swisher fouled
out. The bats are still asleep. The only good news in
the three in a row losses, is that Tampa is losing too. Game
2:Yankees win 5-3 Two 9-1 pitchers facing each other - Hughes vs. Pelfrey.
It's almost a shame one had to lose. Reyes hits two homers for all three
Mets runs. Teixiera and Granderson each hit two run homers. Yankees still
bad with RISP, 1-8 today. Game 3: Yankees win 4-0 Sabathia vs. Santana,
another great match up. Great game! The only flaw was Santana gave up a grand
slam to Teixiera in the third.
Yankees (43-26) in first place
alone as Tampa (42-25) lost to the Marlins. The Yankees' 5900th franchise
win! Three in Arizona and three against Torre and the Dodgers.
June 21, 2010 - Why is Burnett still pitching? He gets
the first two batters out and then gives up three homers and five runs in the
first inning. Then Park again makes it worse. Yankees sadly lose 10-4 to a bad
June 23, 2010 - That was close.
Arizona has the worst bull pen in the majors. After they let Dontrell Willis
off the hook when he wanted to walk the Yankees around the bases, they failed
to score by hitting into too many double plays.
closest they came was Cano's drive to deep left field where G. Para made a
spectacular catch on his belly with his back to the plate and threw A-Rod out
at first. In fairness to A-Rod, the ball looked for sure to be at least a two
run double and he had rounded second. In the 6th, Curtis tied the game at
4, his second pinch hit appearance. But Marte gave up the 5th run in the 6th by
a walk, balk, wild pitch and a squibb out to first. A-Rod tied run in the
9th with a sac fly. Granderson hit a homer in the 10th and Mo pitched two
innings for the win. But it wasn't easy, in the bottom of the 10th,
Mo allowed two
hits and an intentional walk to load the bases. Then induced two pop
outs and a strike out to nail it down. Yanks in First place by
2½ games, everyone else in the AL East lost, again!
June 25-27, 2010 - Edwin Jackson threw a
no hitter against Tampa for
Arizona On to Los Angeles and
Dodgers for the weekend! Game 1: Yankees win
2-1 Sabathia one run, four hits in 8 innings A-Rod scores both Yankee
runs - homer and double scoring on Posada single Mo strikes out the side in
9th, starting with Manny! Game 2 Dodgers win 9-4 Once again, why is
Burnett still pitching? The Yankees go up 3-0 and AJ gives back 2 in the first.
Then by the 3rd he was down 5-4. Then the bullpen fell apart again. Game
3: Yankees come from behind win 8-6 in 10 Pettitte did himself in. Two
throwing errors on bunts in one inning. It went downhill from there. By the
9th the score was 6-2 Dodgers. Torre brings in his closer, Broxton and he
fails! The Yankees score 4, including the tying run on a bad decision by the
first baseman, Loney. Mo pitches the 9th. Cano hits a two run homer off of
Ramon Troncoso in the 10th. Mo got the win allowing a hit
in the 10th.
The Yankees (47-28) are in first place, two games
up, with the best record in the majors.
2010 - Are they doing to Hughes what they did to Joba last year?
He was 10-1 and was given ten day off to hold his innings
down. He was terrible gave up seven (six earned) runs in 5.2 innings. Seattle
is last in the AL in runs scored. Now he's 10-2. Granted they faced Cliff Lee
and only got eight hits. June 30, 2010 -
This time Felix Hernandez shut them out on two hits and for the first
time since April
2000, two opposing pitchers threw complete game wins against the
Yankees. Once again, the hitters went missing. July 1, 2010 - CC Sabathia on the mound for the last
game. He nursed a 2-0 lead into the 8th. With two on and
one out, Posada commits a passed ball to allow the game to be tied on a hit.
A-Rod to the rescue with Teixeira on base hits his 595th homer and Mo closes
July 2, 2010 - Burnett pitched a
beaut, but the bats were again missing. He left leading
1-0, but JAP Joba gave up the
tying run in the 8th. Then Robertson allows the go ahead run to score and
Park lets the game get out
of hand in the 11th. Yankees lose 6-1.
July 3, 2010 - By the second inning of the game, the
Yankees are 0-25 with runners in scoring position. But they
woke up in the third,
11 runs, including a Gardner grand slam and sun aided basees loaded
double by A-Rod. Then nothing after that. The Yankees have
three starters with
ten wins each. July 4, 2010 - Hughes, on
regular rest give up three homers. Leaves the game down 5-3. Tex triples, but Swisher is thrown out at the plate. Then Tex is
thrown out on a pop up. Gardner hit a sun aided inside the park homer to
tie the game. There was an appeal at third, but the replay shows he touched the
inside edge of the base with his left foot. With the bases loaded and the
Yankees up 6-5 and one out Swisher gets thrown out at the plate again on a pop
out. Mo blows the save, game tied 6-6 in the 9th. Top of the 10th,
Robertson allows the
first two on base. Encarnacion bunts a pop up and doesn't run. A-Rod lets it
drop and they get the double play! And Molina K's to end the inning! Marcus
Thames, off the DL, off the bench gets the game winner with Cano on second.
Yankees win 7-6 in 10. Second July 4th with a walk off game against the Blue
Jays in two years. It was Thames second walk off, the other against
Jeter and Cano will start as the
combination for the All Star Game! A-Rod, Mo, Hughes, and CC are
on the roster. Andy Pettitte makes the team as a
for the injured Clay Buchholz of Boston.
The Yankees head west
for the last time in the regular season. Yankees in first
place with the best record in the majors. Standings on
July 4, 2010 Yankees 50-31 Boston 49-33 - 1½ GB Tampa
48-33 - 2GB
July 8, 2010 - Nick
Swisher beat Kevin Youkilis for the last AL All Star roster spot in the closest
race since the extra player voting started. He had
9.8 million votes.
The Yankees, in negotiations with
for Cliff Lee, wound up
dodging a bullet, when the
deal fell through. He's not going to pitch against the Yankees and will go to
Texas. July 10, 2010 - It's official, they
completely ruined the
pitched a great game, Joba comes into the 8th with a 1-0 lead. He
gives up two singles, a wild pitch, an intentional walk and a grand slam to
lose yet another game. The moral victory was that the Yankees had Hernandez on
the ropes the whole
game, but could not score, except for Swisher's homer in the
July 11, 2010 - John Flaherty forgets
he's an announcer and makes a great catch of a foul ball in the booth. It was
the play of the game! Sabathia gets the win he's 12-3.
July 11, 2010, The voice of Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard passed away at age
99. His first Yankee game included
Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio the only year they
played together. Most men go to work, but I
go to a game," Sheppard said. "How many men would love to do that?"
Rest in Peace, Mr. Sheppard.
At the All Star Break the Yankees are in
first place with the best record in the majors. Standings on July 11, 2010 Yankees 56-32 Boston
54-34 2 GB Tampa 51-37 - 5 GB
July 13, 2010, The boss, George Steinbrenner III, passed away at age
80. He purchased the Yankees from CBS for $10 million and
turned the then stumbling franchise into a dynasty estimated at over $1.6
Adidas commercial featuring
George! He also redefined how sports franchises operate, including creating
the YES Network, with all of its original TV shows. He was a great
philanthropist, giving to many causes and helping even his fired
employees. Rest in Peace, Mr. Steinbrenner.
July 13, 2010 - The National
League pull out their first All Star win since 1996. All of the scoring
involved Yankees. Longoria scored the AL unearned run on Cano's sac fly. Phil
Hughes gave up two hits in the 7th and got the loss when both scored on the
double allowed by Thornton.
July 16, 2010 -
On the night that both the boss and the voice were honored, CC was
so-so, but kept the Yankees in the game. Behind 3-1 in the
6th, Cano and Posada homered back to back to tie. But CC gave up another run
with a bases loaded no out double play. Swisher than retied the game in the 8th
with a homer. Then the drama in the 9th. Granderson leads with a hit, he is
bunted to second, Gardner walked. This put Jeter in position to get the winning
run in, but alas, Hollywood didn't write this script, he struck out. Swisher
struck again, this time getting his first hit off of Cormier to earn the win
and the pie!
July 17, 2010 - In the
Old Timers' Game, Mickey Rivers delivered a walk off hit to the base of he
right field wall! AJ Burnett, who delivered the pie in the
face to Swisher Friday night, left the game losing 4-2 in the third with cuts
on his hand. Turns out, he got the cut when he punched the wall after giving up
runs in the first two innings.
2010 - Vasquez starts the game off sharp, but ran out of gas by the 6th.
He was given a 6-0 lead, but left 6-5. Interesting play of
the game, in the 7th Yankees up 6-5, after a few close calls, Gardner comes up
with two on. He argues the second strike and gets thrown out of the game. Colin
Curtis comes in with an 0-2 count and drives a 3-2 pitch for his first
homer! Mo nails down the win in a non save 9th inning. Yankees win 10-6 .
This win give Vasquez at least one win against each of the current 30 MLB
teams! Active pitchers Zito and Moyer are the only others.
July 21, 2010, The Major, Ralph Houk, passed away at age 90. He was the manager who replaced the Old Professor, Casey Stengel
after the 1960 World series was loss. The Major lead the team to two
championships in 1961 and 1962, plus an AL flag in 1963. In 1964, he became GM
and the Yakees won the AL pennant again, but lost the WS. Rest in
July 22, 2010 - In afour game set
against the Royals, there were a few milestone hits due. Posada looking for RBI
number 1000, Cano hit number 1000, and A-Rod homer number 600.
Two of three not bad. A-rod got to 599 and stalled, though he had a
number of RBI. Posada got his Friday and Cano got his
Standings on July
25, 2010 Yankees 62-35 (Best record in the majors) Tampa 59-38 3
GB Boston 55-44 8 GB
July 26, 2010 -
Matt Garza, of Tampa, pitched a no hitter against the Tigers. The game was a double no hitter until the 6th, when Tampa went ahead
4-0 on a grand slam. This leaves the Mets and Padres as the only teams
without a no hit pticher. Tampa had a perfect game pitched against them earlier
in the season.
Weekend July 30-Aug 1, 2010
- After going 3-1 against Cleveland, without an A-Rod homer, but a
number of RBI, they go into Tampa. This is the first time in many years two
teams with 60 wins each this late in the season face off! Game 1: Friday Tampa wins 3-2 in a pitchers' duel Game 2: Saturday
Yankees win 5-4 See-saw battle. Tex, Swish and
homers. Game 3: Sunday Tampa wins 3-0 Two poor plays by Lance
Berkman and no hit production for him or Kearns, or anyone else - 11 K's,
including 7 in a row. Wood pitched 1.2 innings, but allowed the based to get
loaded, but the bull pen held.
2010 - At the trade deadline the Yankees trade for RHP Kerry Wood, OF
Austin Kearns, and IF-DH Lance Berkman.
Standings on August 1, 2010 Yankees 66-38 (Best
record in the majors) Tampa 65-39 1 GB Boston 60-45 6½
August 3-4, 2010 - To celebrate
our 35th anniversary, we wne to the Yankee game. The side note being A-Rod
stuck on 599 homers and the Yankees have lost enough to be tied with Tampa
forfirst place. Then it got worse. A-Rod failed, we left in the 7th after he
lined out. the Yankees, after scoring two on homes in the first inning for the
third time in about five games was shut out the rest of the way and lost,
putting them in second place behind Tampa.
A-Rod got his 600th homer in
at bat on August 4th! One at bat too late for us and the Yankees.
Interesting it was the third anniversary of his 500th homer!
August 6-9, 2010 - Time to put Boston out of its misery.
A four game wrap around the weekend set. Friday 8/6- Boston
wins 6-3 Antother game with the Yankees getting a two run homer in the
first, but they are 1-3 in those games. Saturday 8/7 - Yankees win 5-3 To
add injury to insult, with Lance Berkman taking batting practice,
of FOX TV said hello to A-Rod taking infield practice, distracting him just
enough to get hit on the leg and out of the Saturday game. No first inning
two run homer today, but Ramiro Pena, subbing for A-Rod, got two RBI! Sunday
8/8 - Yankees win 7-2 A-Rod palys, but Burnett couldn't pitch. Dustin Mosely
takes the ball and pitches 7 strong innings. Mo comes in the 9th with two on
and throws one pitch to lock it down. Monday 8/9 - Boston wins
2-1 Yankees down 0-2 in the 7th. Load the bases with no outs and Boston K's
the side! Bottom of the 8th Tex hits a lead off homer, the Yankees get two
on, but Kearns
grounds out to end it. August 8, 2010 - Tampa
loses a one hitter 1-0
in Toronto, a on hitter would have been the third in this season that involved
Standings on August
9, 2010 Yankees 69-42 (Best record in the majors) Tampa 68-44
1½ GB Boston 64-49 6 GB
11, 2010 - After Mo blows a tie game by loading the bases against Texas
in the bottom of the 10th and gives up a single to lose the game, on Wednesday,
the task was harder. They Faced Cliff Lee, whom they missed when they
last faced Seattle they were down
6-1 in the 6th. Then they knocked Lee out and beat the Texas bullpen with runs
scored in the last four innings! The winning run was knocked in by
Thames. Mo then comes in an promptly gives up a triple to the lead
off hitter. But Kearns makes a shoestring catch in short right, Mo gets a
to hold the runner and A-Rod gets the last assist to Swisher playing
first to end the game.
August 13, 2010 -
There's a new team in Baltimore! Since Buck Showalter took over the team
they are 9-2, beating even good teams! August 14, 2010
- At Kansas City, the Yankees hit five homers totaling 2073'. A-Rod,
Posada, and Granderson in the 6th. Then A-Rod with two two run shots in the 7th
and 9th! Earlier, there were a few long fly balls that went for outs. The
good news: Burnett pitched a one run complete game. The bad news: the Yankees
got two hits and no runs against Bryan Bullington, who won his first game ever.
Both runers were erased on a double play and a caught stealing!
Standings on August 15, 2010 Yankees
72-45 (Best record in the majors) Tampa 71-46 1 GB Boston 67-52 6
August 16, 2010 - For a total of
17 innings, the Yankees could not score a run. Then in the bottom of the 9th of
the Monday game, they load the bases on a hit, a walk and a hit batter. One run
was scored on an additional walk. But Jeter grounded into a game ending double
play. They need to start hitting again. The Rays are now tied for first
Weekend August 20-22, 2010 - The
Yankees are lucky rather than good. Losing two of three, but Tampa loses too.
The Yankees stay in first place. Burnett gave up six runs
on Friday and
gave up two homers in the first inning on Saturday. The Yankees go up 4-2 in
the bottom of the first, but by the third Vasquez allow Seattle to tie it. He
allowed the four runs on three homers and left in the 4th inning. The
Yankees get their hits in the 7th to win 9-5. Mo had a four out save, but gave
up a run in the 9th.
The bad news: A-Rod
goes onto the 15 day DL for his calf injury. The
good news: the Yanks are 12-0 in games without him! When are they
going to learn? Once again they walk Teixeria to get to the cleanup hitter,
this time Cano, and another grand slam, the Yankee's tenth. CC wins his 17th.
Standings on August 22, 2010 Yankees 77-47 Tampa 76-48 1 GB Boston 71-54 6½
Weekend August 27-29, 2010 -
After losing two of three in Toronto, the day off in Chicago did little
for Burnett. He gave up nine runs in 3.1 innings. The only good thing is that
Mitre pitched the rest of the game allowing only one hit and walk. Maybe he
should start. Yankees lose 9-4. Ivan Nova pitches another great game and
earns his first win. Yankees win suday 2-1. Boston vs. Tampa
Sunday night. - GO SOX
Standings on August 29, 2010 Yankees
80-50 Tampa 80-50 Boston 74-57 6½ GB
August 30, 2010 - The Yankees return home for their
longest home stand. As of Monday 8/30 the Rays and Yankees have been tied for
first eight days in a row. That's a record for this late in the
season. Vasquez is making a statement to get back into the rotation. He
relived Mosely in the fourth and finished the game giving up no
September 1, 2010 - After a dismal
August Burnett finally pitched a decent game, including a season high eight
September 2, 2010 - The Yankees
sweep the A's on Sabathia's one hitter with help from Jonathan Albaladejo to
close out the 9th.
An interesting tib-bit: The Yankees are 3-0 against
pitchers who threw perfect games and
no hitters this season.
2010 - Well they can't win them all. The streak ends at eight in a row.
A-Rod returns from the DL and drives in two runs.
Standings on September 5, 2010 Yankees 86-51 Tampa 83-53 2½ Boston 76-61 10
September 6, 2010 - Against the
Orioles, A-Rod hits a homer and sac fly to make his 14th season with
100 or more RBI. He's the only one to do that! It was also his 13th
in a row, only two others did
The longest home stand of the
season began well: 6-1, buts ends badly 0-3 against the Orioles!
Sad Oh wait - - - A-Rod singles to lead off the 9th. Cano flies out
and Swisher hits a two run homer to win it 3-2! He earns a pie from Burnett who
is 4-0 in walk off pies. Ivan Nova pitched another great game, giving up
only two runs on a homer in 6.2 innings. So the homestand ends
September 10, 2010 - Another sad game
- In Texas, for what has been billed as a playoff preview, the Yankees stranded
18 runners on base in a thirteen inning fiasco.
Joba and Gaudin gave up homers to the same guy, to first tie the game
and then lose the game, each on the first pitch of the inning. September 11, 2010 - Burnett gave up two in four plus
innings due the rain delay. But it gets worse. The Yankees leave 14 men on base
and go Only 3-13 hits with RISP. They enter the bottom of the 9th leading 6-5,
having scored three late runs in the 8th. Mo comes in and gives up lead and
loses the game on a bases loaded hit batter! Jeter is in the worst slump of
his career, the team hitting with runners in scoring position is terrible.
Tampa is winning and the Yankees are losing.
September 12, 2010 - The Yankees were swept in Texas for
the first time since 1996. Mosely pitched well, but the hitters didn't once
again. Pettitte should be back from the
week, but other than Sabathia, the staff is questionable and the bull
pen has now given up nine runs in the last few games. And they are headed to
Standings on September 12, 2010 Yankees 87-56 Tampa 86-56 ½GB Boston 78-64 9 GB
(playing on the west coast)
13-15, 2010 - The battle for first place! Rays win
1-0 in 11 innings Yankees win 8-7 in 10 innings The Yankees were leading
6-0 in the 5th then Nova and Logan blew it. Posada wins it with a 430' homer
and Mo nails it. The game ended with Crawford, who led off with a single, stole
second with one out. Then for some reason he tried to tag up on a fly out to
right. Golson threw a one hop to A-Rod to nail Crawford at third. Why would a
fast runner try that and make the last out of the game at third? A single later
would have tied he game.
And the Oscar goes to Derek Jeter for
best acting as if
he were hit by a pitch! And the stupid non-move so far: Hughes gave up a two
run homer to Dan Johnson earlier in the game. After the Yankees retake the lead
3-2, Johnson come up again with a runner on and the Yankees are losing 4-3!
Joba came in to finish the inning with a one pitch ground out. The Yankees
lose 4-3 and are a half game out of first place.
September 17-19, 2010 - The Yankees limp in second place
into Baltimore. Since Buck Showalter took over the Orioles, they've played
better baseball. Friday night:
Burnett fed them easy stuff including
homers and two hit batters both with 0-2 counts.
had a chance to put Millwood away, but with the bases loaded and one out in the
second, they couldn't score. But in the top of the 9th with two on, two out,
and two strikes, A-Rod hits his second homer of the game! Mo closes it
out. Tampa lost to the Angels and the Yankees are back in first
Saturday night:Sabathia wins his
20th of the year, for the first time in his career 11-3. Cano got RBI #101,
joining Teixeira and A-Rod. This is the first Yankee team ever to have three
infielders with 100+ RBI!
Pettitte returns from two months on the DL and gives up one first inning run on
a bunt single with two outs! He leaves after the 6th with a 3-1 lead and 80
pitches. But Mo gives up a game tying homer in the 9th. The Yankees had
the bases loaded in the 11th with one out and Berkman hitting right handed
grounds into a double play to end it. Boston won, but Tampa
lost Standings on September 19, 2010 Yankees 90-56 Tampa 89-59 ½GB Boston 83-66
The battle for First Place! September 20-23, 2010 - Tampa at Yankee
Stadium Before the game, a monument to George M. Steinbrenner III was
unveiled. Torre and Mattingly were in attendance September
20 - Yankees win 8-6 Two homers for Granderson September 21 - Yankees win
8-3 September 22 - Rays win 7-2 After a two hour rain delay,
AJ didn't return and
the bull pen collapsed September 23 - Rays win 10-3 Sabathia couldn't get
out of the 6th, as the Rays scored seven runs.
Joba allowed inherirted runners to score and Vasquez hit three batter
in one inning, forcing in a run! The Rays leave town ½ game behind,
but win the season series. If they wind up in a tie, the Rays would get the
east division and the Yankees the wild card.
September 24-26, 2010 - The Yankees can clinch a playoff
spot this weekend by taking two from the Red Sox. Tampa has an easier remaining
schedule though for best record and AL home field advantage.
September 24 - Boston wins 10-8 The good news, the Yankees hit
five homers - The bad news Pettite allowed a three run homer in the second and
never recovered. September 25 - Boston wins 7-3 Lester allowed no hits
through five. One walk, but erased on a double play. Sad, I guess they are
going to fold like the Mets! So good and so long. The hitters aren't hitting
and the pitchers aren't pitching. September 26 - Yankees 4-3 in ten
innings With Tampa having lost and still three wins to clinch, Phil Hughes
was supposed to have his turn skipped until Wednesday, but with four losses in
a row, he starts today. Mosely was desiganted the 'long relief' if needed.
Hughes pitched a great game, giving up one run in six plus inning and the
bullpen held it. A-Rod hits a 7th inning two run homer to put the Yankees up
2-1. But Mo blows another save, this one for four outs. He gets out in the 8th,
but gives up two runs on
steals and a sac fly. In the bottom of the 9th, Cano ties it on a
bases loaded hit against Papelbon. And into extrea innings as Posada K's and
Berkman files out with the bases loaded. Joba and Logan get a three out top
of the 10th. The Yankees load the bases with no out in the bottom and Miranda
walks in the winning run. An observation about
the ESPN K-Zone - once again it doesn't match the umpires'
Standings on September 26,
2010 Tampa 93-62 Yankees 93-63 ½GB
Boston 86-69 7GB The Yankees need one win or one Boston loss to clinch
at least the wildcard. First place is still not out of the
September 28, 2010 -
Sabathia pitches to nail down the playoffs. He three hits the Jays,
allowing one run. Mo gets the last two outs. Yankees win 6-1. Runs scored on
sac flies, ground outs and a bases loaded walk.
October 1-3, 2010 the last weekend -
It comes down to the last three games. The Yankees must win all three
games and Tampa must lose two for the Yankees to clinch the AL east
title. October 1- Tampa loses, the Yankees rained out
double header on Saturday
Yankees ½ game up. Andy and AJ in the DH. October 2 -
Yankees win first game 6-5 in ten innings Pettitte looked OK and left in the
fifth leading 5-3. The bull pen allows the tying run, but the Yankees pull it
out in the 10th with Hughes getting the win and Mo saving it. Rays win 4-0.
Burnett does it again. Given a 4-1 lead holds the ball after a close play
at first to argue and the third run scored. Three errors in the fourth inning.
Boston ties it in the 6th, but the Yankees retake the lead in the 7th. But the
bullpen allows Boston to tie in the 8th and lose it in the 10th. October 3 -
Yankees must win and Tampa must lose for Yankees to take AL east. If the
Yankees lose they are wildcard, no matter what Tampa does. Yankees lose 8-4
so are the wild card Mosely pitched well until two outs in the fifth, then
gave up a two run homer. The bull pen again couldn't hold it.
Nov 6, 2009 - Will Joe Girardi get
uniform #28 from Shelly Duncan? From the NY Daily News - the
Ten Things the
Yankees need to do for 2010.
Nov 11, 2009 -
Derek Jeter and Mark
Teixeira each were awarded
Gloves for their positions for 2009.
2009 - It doesn't stop! Derek
Jeter and Mark Teixeira each
Slugger for their positions for 2009.
2009 - sadly, it was announced that
Bob Sheppard, the voice of GOD,
will not be returning to his job as the announcer at Yankee Stadium. His first
game was the last opening day for Joe DiMaggio in 1951. Between then and the
last week of the 2007 season, he announced the line ups for over 4500 games. He
was also the announcer for the Football Giants until 2006.
Dec. 8-9, 2009 - On
Tuesday a three way deal was announced that would bring Curtis Granderson from
the Tigers to the Yankees. In the trade, the Yankees will send Austin Jackson
and Phil Coke to Detroit and Ian Kennedy to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Other
players will swap between Arizona and Detroit. This may put pressure on Damon
to settle a contract with the Yankees on the team's terms.
Andy Pettitte agreed to a one year $11.75 million deal to pitch for the Yankees
in 2010. He had won the clinching game in ach of the three rounds in the 2009
Dec. 15, 2009 - Hedeki Matsui,
WS MVP, agreed to a contract with the Angels. Halliday, whom the Yankees had
interest, was traded to
Philadelphia. Lackey went to the
Red Sox. The Yankees
may still look for a starter.
Dec. 18, 2009 -
Johnson was signed to a one year contract. He will be the primary DH
and play first from time to time. Will he bat second? He's slow, but has a high
on base percentage. This may mean the end of Johnny Damon on the
Dec. 22, 2009 - the Yankees traded
Melkey Cabrera for Javier Vazquez from
the Braves. What will this mean to the
now be resigned? Will the
Jan 11, 2010 Mark McGwire finally admitted that he had
been on steroids for about a decade, including 1998, the year he broke
Maris' season home run record. He has been named hitting coach for
the Cardinals and probably is looking to get into the Hall of Fame.
The Yankees sign
Randy Winn to play left field. So this
must be the end of Damon as a Yankee. Although he was cheaper and only wanted
one year, he's no home run hitter.