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St. Louis Cardinals win the World
2011 Post Season
East: Yankees (secured home
field advantage throughout AL playoffs)
Wild Card: Tampa
Sept 26 - Tampa
beats the Yankees and Boston loses to Baltimore.
Wild Card is
Sept 27 - Both Boston and
Tampa win. It comes down to the last game of the season!
Sept 28 - The Yankees went out to a 7-0 lead. Tampa
caught up in the 9th with two outs and two strikes - Wade gave up a game tying
Boston loses the
game giving up two runs to Baltimore with two outs in the bottom of
Proctor again gives up the game to Tampa.
Tampa wins and Boston
loses . . Boston is out!
(With All Star win, NL will have home field
advantage in World Series)
(secured home field advantage throughout NL playoffs)
Wild Card: St. Louis
Sept 27 - St. Louis and Atlanta are tied for the wild
Sept 28 - St. Louis wins, Atlanta
Detroit (3) - Yankees (2)
no one in MLB looks at the forecasts. Nice all day in NYC, rain at night. The
game starts and is suspended at 1-1 in the bottom of the second.
in Texas was nice enough to play at night.
Game 1:Yankees win
Saturday game is the continuation of game one. Friday ticket holders
will see this game.
Posada leads off for the first time, gets a hit, but is
out in a rundown.
In the 6th, the Yankees blow it open with six runs on a
Gardner RBI single and
Nova coasts into the 9th, but gives up an infield
single and a walk. Mo has to come in and nails the non save with a three pitch
Sunday is game two.
Game 2:Detroit wins 5-3
up a first inning two run homer. Then he holds Detriot down until
collapses in the 6th. Then Logan balks! Two runs score.
have no hits through five. Cano gets a hit in the 6th and Posada in the 7th,
but no runs. Granderson homers in the 8th.
Valverde, the Detroit closer
comes in for a non save. Swisher greets him with a homer and Posada with a
TRIPLE. A few walks in the rain, Posada scores on a sac fly, making it 5-3. But
Jeter strikes out and Cano grounds out as the winning run.
Game 3: Detroit wins 5-4
Sabathia walks four in the firs two innings,
but erases two on two double plays. Strugling through 6 and leaves the game
down 4-2. the Yankees tie the game 4-4 on a Gardner hit, but Soriano gives a
run back on a homer. Jeter again strikes out with the tyong run on second to
end the game. Tex and A-Rod 1-21 so far.
Game 4: Yankees win 10-1
pitches and promptly loads the bases with no hits in the first, but
out of it.
AJ pitches 52/3 of one run ball.
Yankees up 4-1. With a runner on first Soriano looks like he's blowing it
again, but Granderson makes another outstrtch play to get the third out. Then
in the 7th, he gets three outs on eight more pitches.
The Yankees load the
bases in the 8th and balk and seven hits
score six. Hughes and Logan nail it down.
Detroit wins 3-2
Nova gives up two solo homers in the first and is injured
and out by the third. Sabathia gives up one run. The Yankees leave the bases
loaded in the 4th and 7th. Cano hits a homer in the 5th and Teixeira gets a
bases loaded walk in the 7th.
All year long we've been waiting for Gardner
to steal early in the next at bat. This time he does, but Jeter flies
Granderson and Cano fly out and A-Rod ends the season a
Gardner is the Yankee MVP!
H/AB: 5/17 BA: .412 RBI: 5
Cano had 9
RBI, but four were on an first game grand slam, then little else in the
Posada was 5/14 - .429, but no RBI and 4 runs.
Sadly A-ROD and
Teixeira were 10/23 with 3 RBI.
The Yankees scored 28 runs while Detroit
scored only 17. The Yankees won two blowouts, but lost two by one run and one
by two runs.
This is what $200 million bought
Tampa (1) - Texas
Game 1: Tampa wins 9-0
Texas wins 8-6
@ Tampa Bay
Game 3: Texas wins 4-3
Game 4: Texas wins
Arizona (2) - Milwaukee
Game 1: Milwakee wins 4-1
2: Milwaukee wins 9-4
Game 3: Arizona wins 8-1
Arizona wins 10-6
@ Milwaukee Game
5: Milwaukee wins 3-2 in 10
St. Louis (3) - Philadelphia
Game 1: Philadelphia 11-6
St. Louis wins 5-4
@ St. Louis
Game 3: Philadelphia wins 3-2
4:St. Louis wins 5-3
Game 5: St. Louis wins
This was probably the most exciting set
of division series in many years with three game fives and one going ten
In all four series, the LOSING team out scored the winner!
It doesn't matter how many runs you score, but when you score.
Texas (4) vs. Detroit (2)
Game 1: Texas wins 3-2 vs.
In the rain.
Detroit must bring the rain. Game two postponed to
Game 2: Texas winns 7-3 11th inning grand slam!
Game 3: Detroit wins 5-3
Game 4: Texas wins 7-3
Game 5: Detroit wins
Game 6: Texas wins 15-5
St. Louis (4) vs. Milwaukee (2)
Game 1: Milwaukee wins 9-6
Game 2: St. Louis wins
@ St. Louis
Game 3: St. Louis wins 4-3
Game 4: Milwaukee wins
Game 5: St. Louis wins 7-1
Game 6: St. Louis wins
St. Louis scored first in all six games. At least
one run scored in the first five half innings. Six homers in the game, all
before the third inning.
National League won home field by winning the All Star
Texas (3) vs. St. Louis (4)
@ St. Louis
Game 1:St. Louis wins 3-2
Game 2: Texas wins
Texas down 1-0 in the top of the 9th. Score two and win!
Game 3:St. Louis wins 16-7
Albert Pujols joined Babe Ruth and Reggie
Jackson by hitting three homers in one WS game.
Game 4:Texas wins
Pujols goes 0-4, that's baseball!
Game 5: Texas wins 4-2
0-2 with 3 intentional walks
@ St. Louis
Rainout, postponed to
Game 6: St. Louis wins 10-9 in 11 innings
There's Mo and all the rest. Feliz blows the game in the
9th. Pujols goes 1-5. Extra innings.
Mott gives up a two
run homer to
Hamilton in the 10th. But Texas pitchers give it back. Freese wins it
with a homer in the 11th
In both the 9th and 10th Texas was one strike away
from winning, but couldn't close the deal.
Game 7: St. Louis wins 6-2
the 7th it was 6-2 St. Louis. The Texas bullpen crashed
Louis Cardinals win the World Series
November 2 - Cano and Granderson win silver slugger
March 31 - Opening day starting
Gardner - CF
Jeter - SS
Rodriguez - 3B
Cano - 2B
Swisher - RF
Posada - DH
Martin - C
Sabathia - P
Yankees win 6-3. Sabathia pitched
six innings giving up 3 runs. The bull pen was perfect 0-9.
Granderson had two great catches and hit the game winning
Russell Martin stole third and later in the game scored on a short
This was the 17th consecutive year that Jeter, Rivera, and Posada
started the season together. This beats any team in any sport.
This was the
11th opening day home win for the Yankees, tying
the ML record.
April 7 -
The world is upside down! Baltimore is 4-1 and Toronto is 4-2 and Boston
and Tampa are 0-6! The Yankees are 4-2, with a blown 8th inning lead on 4/5 and
a rainout on 4/6.
April 13 - AJ Burnett
well and goes 3-0 so far. A-Rod ties Ted Williams for 11th in RBI at
1,839 and Jeter ties
Bonds for 32nd in hits at 2,935.
Yankees and Orioles tied for
first place at 6-4. Boston is 2-9!
April 14 -
Phil Hughes failed again leaving the Yankees down 5-0. But Colon and
Chamberlain held the Orioles. Posada ties it in the 9th and Swisher wins it
with a sac fly in the 10th.
April 15 -
Hughes is placed on the DL for a dead arm. Colon might get into the
rotation. The Yankees hit into a record six double plays in a 5-3 loss to
April 16 - Garcia and Molina get
their first starts against Texas.
Garcia pitched six
shutout innings giving up just two hits. Although Soriano gave up two runs (3-2
at the time) in the 8th, the Mo gets the last three outs in the 9th after Cano
hit a two run homer in the 8th. Final 5-2.
April 19 - It had to happen, Mo blows a save in the 9th
against Toronto and the Yankees lose in the 10th.
April 20 - Bartolo Colon pitches a gem two hitter over
6.1 innings as the Yankees split the two games in Toronto.
April 24 - Mo blew another save, pitching for four outs,
by allowing the tying run in the 9th, but the winning run is cut down at home.
In the 10th, Jeter tries to score on a fly, but he too is
cut down at home. With Cano leading off in the 11th and a 3-2 count, a 45
minute rain delay began. When the rain stopped, the Orioles fielded a different
team. After Cano doubled, a few hits and two errors allowed the Yankees to
score three. Logan and Carlyl close it out, no save.
April 24 to 28 - The White Sox come in
for a four game set. They were struggling to score runs, which must be
contagious! In the first three games the Yankees score only 5 runs, including
being no hit for seven innings and shut out in the first game. They manage to
the third game 3-1 and finally get to hitting, winning the last game
12-3. The good news was that the
did very well in all four games. The bullpen got the loss in the
May 8 to May 12 - Over all, a
bad week. The offense is missing for the most part. Lost a road trip 3-4 and
went 1-2 against Kansas City at home. Their defense has gone south with too
many errors. They are in second place one game behind Tampa.
13 to May 15 - Boston in for the weekend, three night games:
Game 1: Boston 5-4
Colon got the loss, but Joba gave up a two run
homer in the 7th making the two runs in the 8th and 9th fall short of a
Game 2: Boston 6-0
Pathetic! Again they can't get hits with
runners in scoring position.
Compounding the bad game, when Posada was told
he was batting 9th, he said he needed a day to clear his head or his back
Game 3: Boston 7-5
In the 7th, Boston scores a run
on no hits.
pathetic performance over the weekend. Boston gained a .500 average and the
Yankees barely escapted in second place two games out, losing five in a row.
They play Tampa next.
May 18 - After
splitting in Tampa, they headed to Baltimore, where reality had set in for the
last place Orioles. Colon pitched a beaut, giving up no runs for eight innings.
But the Yankees were held to one unearned run through nine. With Mo on the
mound and one out, two hits and a sac fly tied the game. Into extra innings.
And a wild extra it was: between the 10th and 14th, both teams
had men on base, including loaded bases. Somehow, neither team could score. In
the top of the 15th, the Yankees score two and Chris Dickerson gets hit on the
bill of the batting helmet and is removed from the game. The Baltimore pitcher
is ejected and Burnett goes in to run for Dickerson. Thursday's started is
brought into the game. Cano, who doubled in the runs and was on third, scored a
third run on a sac fly. Burnett got high fives for not getting hurt on the
basepaths! Hector Noesi, in his first major league appearance, had wiggled in
and out of jams, got his first ML win. Jeter had been the DH and Posada was the
only player left on the bench. With Dickerson out, Nunez who was at short,
moved to right field and
The wierd play of the game, with one out and two on in
the bottom of the 15th, Snyder from first is out being hit by batted ball,
batter gets single, runner on second must return, and Teixeiria gets the put
As luck would have it, Nunez made the last out on a
Subway Series I - May 20-22At
Game 1: Mets 2-1
Yankees can't get a hit
off the Met bull pen 0-9.
Game 2: Yankees 7-3
Four Yankee home runs.
Break 6 game home losing streak.
Game 3: Yankees 9-3
Yankees down 3-1 in
the 7th. Jeter ties it and A-Rod puts them ahead with a 50 foot bases loaded
infield hit! Nova gave up 11 hits, but only 3 runs.
Only the second come
from behind win this season.
May 24 -
After losing the first of three to
Toronto, it looked bad
in the second game, as the Yankees were held to
one run in the
They were down 4-1, even though Sabathia
had been pitching well after a
4th inning. In fact he allowed no hits and pitched the 9th. The
Yankees had scored two in the 8th to make it closer. Posada, who has had a
dismal year as the DH, came in to pinch hit in the 9th and doubled. Dickerson
pinch ran and scored on Granderson's hit, tying the game. After Granderson
second, Tex singled off the
baseman's glove. The ball was slowed down enough that no play could
be made on Granderson, who scored the winning walk-off run. AJ Burnett had a
bad aim with the pie and only got the side of Tex's head!
May 25 - Mariano Rivera became the first pitcher to
appear in 1000 games for the same team. It was a non save game as the Yankees
were ahead 7-3.
May 27 - Beginning a ten
day, nine game road trip on the west coast. It begins badly with a 1-2 series
May 30 - Bartolo Colon pitches
a complete game, shutout against Oakland. The Yankees wind up with a sweep in
June 5 - The road trip ends very
well with the Yankees going 6-3 and the beginning of a home stand including
Boston, Cleveland and Texas.
In Anaheim, Rivera gets two saves, the first on one pitch after Sabathia goes
8.2 innings. The last game was a bit tougher, but Mo got Hunter to bounce into
a 5-4-3 double play with a runner on third.
to 9 - Garcia and Burnett were awful against Boston. What offense was
there came too little too late. Sabathia on Thursday. He fell apart after
Swisher played a single into an RBI triple in the 6th. Yankees lose 8-3.
Yankees in second place two games out. Sad.
news Joba may need Tommy John surgery. What was that procedure called
called before John had the
There are calls for the Yankees to get K-Rod from the
June 10 to 13 - They recover from the
Boston losses by taking three of four from Cleveland, but the loss hurt in more
ways than one: it was a 1-0 score where they had at least two on in each of the
first three innings and couldn't score. Then Jeter, who got his 2994th hit,
hurt his calf on the next at bat and went on the 15 day DL.
June 15 - In their second consecutive 12-4 win over
Texas, Teixiera hits his 11th left-right home run game, tying the career
record. With Nunez and Pena playing short and third, they, Cano and Tex each
had a home run!
June 16 - Brian Gordon
makes his ML debut and pitches 5.1 innings of
ball. Posada ties the game with a right handed double and the Yankees
win it in the 12th with Granderson scoring on a hit by Gardner. Cory Wade was
the winner after pitching two hitless innings.
June 17 to June 22 - Yankees go 4-2 in NL parks, at Cubs
June 24 - Six at home against the
Rockies and Brewers then three at Citi Field.
26 - Old timers' game. Joe Torre, Bernie Williams, and Lou Pinella were
first time old timers.
Bernie doubles and Tino Martinez hits
a two run homer! The Yankees beat the Yankees 2-0.
In the regular game, the
Yankees were held hitless until the 5th, down 3-0. They tie it, Colorado gets
ahead 4-3, but the Yankees go head for good and win 6-4.
before the July 4th weekend, the Yankees (45-31) are ½ game ahead of
June 28 to June 30 - The
Yankees sweep the Brewers! In the third game Sabathia struck out a career high
13 batters in a 5-0 win. Teixeira gets his 300th home run.
July 1 to July 3 - Subway series part II - and the Mets
are playing well, scoring double digits in a few games.
1: Yankees win 5-1
It was a tightrope all game with each team leaving 11 men
Nunez went 4-4 with an RBI.
Mo nails it down in a non save
Game 2: Yankees win 5-2
Colon, just off the DL, pitches a gem
for six innings.
Nunez hits two doubles and a homer, going
in the series.
Game 3: Mets 3-2
No Nunez today, tweaked his
triples leading off the 8th and scores on a Granderson sac
Garcia 7 innings one run.
In the 9th, Mo blows the lead and Gardner
saves the game with a throw home after an error by Pena with runners on first
Pena boots another in the 10th allowing the bases loaded with
two outs. Noesi give up a hit to Bay to end it.
All in all, another
season. I still don't like it!
July 3 -
A-Rod, Granderson to start in the All Star Game. Rivera in the pen and Martin,
a back up catcher. Because of the requirements to have at least one player from
each team, Sabathia, Robertson, and Teixeira were not selected.
July 4 - Yankees in first place, Boston and Tampa lose
Yankees get no hits until the 7th inning, then
break a scorless game with two runs. But Burnett gives back four after A-Rod
and Gardner let the third out fall in foul territory.
Granderson got one
back in the 8th, but Wade gave up a two run homer in the bottom
Yankees lose 6-3.
July 8 -
After a loss to Tampa on Thursday, the Friday game was rained out. Jeter
had collected hit 2998, but loses one home game befre the All Star
Boston won, so they are now in first place.
announced that he would not participate in the All Star game. A-Rod and Jeter
announced the same on Friday. All are nursing various ills.
July 9 - With the Yankees down 1-0 and having hit his
2,999th hit to lead off the first inning, Derek Jeter
got his 3,000th hit, a
run to tie the game in the third inning. He hit it off of David
Price, who also gave up his first hit to
Jeter and the hit that tied Jeter with Lou Gehrig for the team
Of course AJ immediately walks the first batter he faces in the 4th!
Then gives up a two run homer! Sad.
In his next at bat, Jeter gets double!
By the 6th he's 4-4!
Christen Lopez, the fellow who got the
ball, didn't want anything in exchange for the ball, but the Yankees gave him
tickets for the rest of the season plus many team items. He was interviewed on
air by Michael Kay and John Flaherty.
With a 4-3 lead, Robertson gives up a
lead off triple to Damon, who later scored, so Burnett can't win.
to be stopped, Jeter goes 5-5 and drives in the go ahead run in the 8th! His
third career five hit game. He and Biggio are the only two players to
get five hits
in the game that he hit his 3,000! But he gets caught stealing!
Mo nails it
down. Jeter gets the game winning RBI!
July 10 -
Sabathia and Shields locked in a 0-0 tie through seven.
Upton gets himself doubled off first on a fly to right. Then in the
bottom half throws a potential fly out double play into the dugout alowing Cano
to get to third. For some reason, Shields trys to pick off Cano at third and
throws the ball way Yankees 1-0 into the eighth.
Sabathia strikes out the
last batter in the 9th with a 98MPH fastball (#113), his fastest of the day.
gives him a pie!
At the All Star break the Al
Yankees 53-35 - 1 GB
Tampa 49-41 - 6
July 11 - A-Rod gets a second opinion
about his knee and ops for surgery, taking advantage of the All Star break and
the following eight games in turf ballparks. He'll be out about six
July 11 & 12 - David Price begs
out of the All Star game and David Robertson is selected. Then Tampa pitcher
Shields, pitching today is excused and Sabathia who is also pitching gets
selected and is immediatly excused.
Robinson Cano, with his dad pitching
wins the Home Run Derby with a total of 32 homers in the three
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The National League won the game
5-1, so they will get home field advantage in the World Series.
Granderson and Cano 0-4
Martin did not
Robertson one inning, one hit, no runs
There was a controversy over
Jeter's decision to not play or attend the game. About half said he should have
attended even if he didn't play. Half said they understood the
emotional and physical drain of the quest for 3000 hits. He relaxed
for three days with his girlfriend in Florida.
July 14 - the
second half begins with eight road games in Toronto and Tampa.
And it starts off really badly. Colon, perhaps not
fully healed, gives up
runs in the first. The
each gave up runs to thwart a Yankee comeback bid. They lose 16-7.
Boston didn't play so the Yankees are 1½ games back.
July 17 - Hughes makes another good start back from the
DL - 6 innings two runs. Yankees win 7-2. This gives them a 2-2 split in
Toronto, following another gem by
July 22 - Hughes, given
a 12-2 lead, couldn't get out of the fifth inning.
win 17-7, but may still need another starter. Hughes couldn't put away batters
with two strike counts.
Brandon Laird, pinch hits for Jeter in his first
plate appearance and walks on four really bad pitches and scores later. In his
next at bat he gets his first hit and RBI all in the same
July 23 - Interesting stat
about AJ Burnett: his ERA in the half inning after the Yankees go ahead in the
game is over 5.50!
He gave up a two run homer in the 3rd
after the Yankees score in the 2nd.
Robertson come in for the 9th. Gets the
first two out and then a hit and two walks loads the bases. He likes pressure .
. . strikes his
batter in a row with the bases loaded!
The Yankees score one more
in the 9th, but the Matsui homer off of Logan earlier in the game, became the
So the day after scoring 17 runs, they only manage 3 losing
July 24 - Colon was great, two
runs through seven innings. Robertson was shaky and Mo had to come in with two
outs in the 8th.
Mo threw only two pitches to get out of
the 8th, but the game became dicey in the 9th with bases loaded on flair
singles and one out. The hardest hit ball luckily was a line drive right to
Teixeira for a double play. It was the 15th season in a row where
Mo had 25 or more saves!
Yankees are 2-1 against Oakland.
Matsui had a great series, going 5-5 in
Good news or bad? Seattle is
next coming in with 15 losses in a row.
July 25 -Yankees blow out Seattle in the first game,
10-3. Garcia, again was great.
-Sabathia was pitching a perfect game. Of course because of a block
power failure, I couldn't watch. Our power came back just as the first Seattle
base runner got his hit.
After two rain delays totaling 45
minutes, Sabathia lost the plate and walked the bases loaded. Robertson managed
to get his 10th straight strikeout with the bases loaded. Next batter hits a
sharp grounder to third that could have been an inning ending double play, but
Chavez, just off the disabled list could only get the out at third. Robertson
got the third out on a strikeout. Then Mo closed it on two more K's. A total of
18 Mariners struck out in the game. This tied the Yankee record, set by Guidry
July 27 -It had to end! Hughes
pitched six good innings and turned it over to the bullpen, losing 2-1 and the
pen again imploded. Yankees lose 9-2 against a team that can't hit! Another sad
In Cleveland, Ervin
Santana pitched a no hitter for the Angels, winning 3-1 on an error and wild
pitch in the first inning:
|E Carrera safe at first on error by shortstop E
|E Carrera stole second.
|M Brantley flied out to right.
|A Cabrera grounded out to second, E Carrera to
|E Carrera scored on E Santana's wild pitch.
|T Hafner struck out swinging.
was one more walk to Cleveland later in the game. All other innings were three
up three down.
28 - Sadly, former Yankee pitcher from Japan Hideki Irabu was found dead in his
home in California. Apprently a suicide.
July 29 -It's official:
J. Burnett has taken the lead in the best .500 pitcher in baseball!
Four runs to the worst team in the AL east, the Orioles.
Gardner strikes out looking to
end the game with the tying runs in scoring position to end the game and breaks
his bat. Yankees lose 4-2, but Boston loses also. Another sad day.
July 30 - Split double header from an early season rain
out. First game Colon was shaky, but the Yankees won 8-3.
game was over in the first, the
12 and every player had a hit in the inning!
leading off, drove in two runs in the first. Cano had his first 5-5
game by the 6th and was taken out for a
runner. Nova, up from the
minors, allowed two runs in seven innings. Soriano, off the DL,
pitches the 9th. The Yankees win 17-3. A total of 25 runs for the two
July 31 - With all the big hitting on
Saturday, Sunday's game was a nail-biter, Yankees win 4-2. It took three tries
with the bases loaded to fianlly score. Gardner got a triple and scored
The Yankees finish the home stand 7-3, losing one game to each
team of the three.
Boston came from behind to beat the Chisox, so the
Yankees are still two games behind.
Next a pair of sox
Aug 2 - Hughes pitches a three hit
shutout over six innings in a rain shortened game. He was ready to pitch the
seventh, but the game was called.
The game was delayed for
45 minutes with no rain. It was called after the top of the 7th, just after
Teixiera hit his second homer. He hit the first in the third and this was his
12th game hitting one from both sides of the plate,
the all time record.
Aug 3 -
Burnett once again shows what kind of pitcher he is. Given a 13-1 lead
in by the 4th inning he's out with a 13-7 score. Real sad. The bullpen held the
White Sox scoreless the rest of the game. Cory Wade got the win.
Aug 4 - Boston loses to Cleveland!
sweep the White Sox 7-2. Nova
wins and is now 10-4! Will he be sent back to Scranton?
Yankees have a seven game win streak where they are
averaging 9 runs a
Aug 5 to 7 - Yankees go
into Boston tied for first place (68-42). Make or break time for both
Game 1: Yankees win 3-2
Colon pitched well,
only two bad pitches lead to a 2-0 deficit. Logan enters in the 5th with 2 out
and bases loaded. He strikes out
Gonzalez and gets the win.
Top of the 6th
score three and the bull pen shuts down Boston.
Yankees in first
palce by one game!
Game 2: Boston nin 10-4
Sabathia is 0 for the Bosox.
He gave up as many runs in five innings as he gave up in the previous 50+
Tied for first again.
Nunez and Gardner each homer.
blows the save! Extra inning tied 2-2. Hughes loses it in the
Jorge Posada was not in the lineup against a right hander. Is this his
Yankees 69-44 - 1 game
LA Angels 63-52 - 7 GB in wild
Aug 9 - This time a 1-0 lead
evaporated into a 4-1 deficit by the
The Yankees got him
off the hook, tying the game
at 4-4. But Mo blows the tie, this time with a homer to
Abreu. A Yankee rally in the 9th is foiled by Granderson getting into
between first and second with two outs in the
Aug 11 - What's wrong with Mo?
He comes into the game with a four run lead, but one out and runners on second
and third. One pitch and the score becomes 6-5! He settles in and gets the two
outs with Abreu on deck!
Aug 12 - Now what's
wrong with Sabathia? After a perfect two innings, he gives up three solo homers
in the third. Then others in the 5th and the 8th. Rays win 5-1.
In the 9th,
the Yankees go down on three strike outs.
Aug 13 -
Posada sitting since Sunday, drives in six of the Yankees nine runs,
including a grand slam in the 5th. Hughes allows only two runs in six innings.
Yankees win 9-2.
Aug 14 - It serves them right.
When Tampa was last in New York, they elected not to play a split double
header, trying to avoid the captain's 3000th hit. That game was postponed to
late September. With the rain out of the 8/14, they will have to play a double
header that week.
Aug 15 - Burnett finally
got an August win for the Yankees and his first win since June. However, given
a 2-0 lead, he did lose it 3-2, but the Yankees bailed him out. Final score
7-4, with Mo getting his 590th save.
Aug 17 -
The umpire thought he knew the ground rule and Griardi believed him.
A 'homer' ruled after review by the umpires turned out to
not be one. The replay clearly showed that the ball hit by Butler hit under the
top railing and came back onto the field. Even Butler grabbed his helmet to
return to second base, but the umps ruled it a homer. Posada struck out looking
outside pitch with the bases loaded in the 9th. In the first Jeter
led with a single, but was caught stealing just before Granderson hit a homer.
The Yankees left men on base all game long and lost 5-4. At a number of points
in the game they could have blown it open.
With an early Boston
loss, the Yankees remain a half game ahead in first place.
Aug 18 - The next day Morneau hits a two run homer.
Girardi asks for a review, it's ruled foul and Morneau strikes out.
However, CC was hit hard, but settled in. With three Yankee homers,
they were up 6-2. In the 7th, Sabathia gives up two
runs, but gets
with two on to end the inning. Robertson pitches the 8th. The Yankees
score two in the 9th. Wade is perfect in the 9th.
Aug 19 - Hughes is back! Two hits, one run
in 7.2 innings. Yankees win 8-1.
Aug 20 -
7-0 in the second and out. Enough said.
21 - Nova has
another great outing no runs in seven innings. Yankees win
Granderson gets an inside the park homer and Teixeira
follows with a conventional homer.
nail it down.
AL EAST Standings
Boston 77-49 .5 GB
Aug 24 -
Yankees in an RBI slump -
they go 2-20 with men on base. Today they leave nine more on base.
Worse, with a 2-1 lead and a runner on second, Girardi leaves
Sabathia in to face Sizemore and the game
is tied. Robertson allows that run to score, but gets a line drive double play
to end the inning. Teixeira ties it in the ninth with a homer to get CC and
Girardi off the hook. But Soriano gives up a three run homer in the tenth and
the Yankees can only score one. Final 6-4.
Aug 25 - Hughes was bad, seven runs in 2.2 innings.
Yankees behind 7-1. Martin homers,
slams, then Martin slams! Yankees up 10-7. This was after loading the
bases in earlier innings without a run. Logan strikes out all four batters he
faced. Cano comes up with the bases loaded again, but only gets a sac fly. Then
Martin comes up with the bases loaded, gets a hit, bases remain loaded. two
runs walked in. In the 8th, Granderson hits the team's third grand slam! No
team has ever done this. In the ninth, Posada plays second and Swisher moves to
first. Final play: grounder to Posada and he guns a low throw, but Swisher
makes the scoop and falls down.
Yankees win 22-9!
Aug 26 - The old Burnett is back after one out in the
second a homer and four doubles in a row. By the 5th, it was 9-1. When are the
Yankees going to release him?
Tweet from Joe Sheehan of
Sports Illustrated: "Irene: tremendous tools, long career, high cost, fell
apart when it got to New York. The A.J. Burnett of
Aug 30-Sept 1- Showdown in
With the two teams in
second since early in the season, the Yankees put
against the Sox with first place on the
Game 1: Yankees 5-2
Although CC threw 128 pitches
in six innings, the Yankees with a scoreless bullpen win.
Game 2: Boston
Hughes got the lead and gave it up in the 6th.
Game 3: Yankees
Burnett looked good, but gave up a two run homer and left the game down
2-1 with two on base. The Yankees left 12 men on base through 5! They break
through with three in the 7th. Mo loads the bases with two out and strikes out
looking to end it!
Yankees half game out, tied for loses.
Sept 2 - Nova
again shows his stuff and allows only two runs to Toronto.
strikes out Bautista in the 9th on his way to his 596th save, five off the
Hoffman record. Together with Boston's 10-0 drubbing at Texas, the Yankees are
again in first place by one half game.
Sept 3 -
Colon pitched two games:
innings good others bad. He left losing 4-2.
Soriano and Rivera both pitching two games in a row, Robertson pitches a two
inning save. Yankees
from behind in the 7th, winning 6-4. Montero gets his first MLB
Sept 4 - It's a sweep! Boston
Jeter gets five RBI, homers by Jeter, A-Rod and
Swisher. Yankees win 9-3. Sabathia is 19-7 and goes 7.1 innings and strikes out
10, gives up two runs.
on Labor Day
Boston 84-55 - 1½ games
Sept 5 - Montero hits his first two
homers. Cano gets another grand slam.
shaky, allows a run and has runners on second and third, but strikes
out Hardy to end it, Yankees win 11-10!
Boston loses in 11 at Toronto, 1-0.
Yankees in first by 2½ games.
Sept 6 &
7 - When is a split doubleheader, not a split doubleheader? When rain
holds the Tuesday night game for four hours and the Wednesday game is due to
start at 1:00pm.
Hughes gave up two runs in six innings and
left with the lead. Logan again couldn't get a lefty out, allowing the tying
runs on a homer. The Yankees went ahead for good in the 7th on back to back
Mo gets another save. Boston and Yankees both
Burnett gives up four runs, but the Yankees score four. Nunez
boots another and the Yankees lose in 11.
But sometimes you're lucky, Boston
leading big early loses to Toronto 11-10.
Sept 8 -
Soriano allows the game to be tied and Proctor loses in the 10th.
However Cervelli had two plate collisions, keeping the
Yankees ahead at the time.
Lucky again, Boston loses!
Sept 9 - Another one run loss, this in the bottom of the
9th, Laffey takes the loss. Sad part, it was Jeter's error in the 5th that led
to the tying run at the time. The offense fell asleep.
Lucky again, Boston loses!
Sept 10 - Martin hurts his hand, Cervelli is being
checked for concussion from the home plate collisions, and Montero is the DH.
So in order to not have Sabathia bat, Posada catches and throws out the first
runner attempting to steal! Sabathia is at 120 pitches by the 6th. He gets out
of a bases loaded one out jam, still behind 1-0.Then Noesi blows it
Slumping: Granderson, Teixeira, and Gardner.
Lucky again, Boston loses again, but to Tampa allowing then to
Sept 11 - Sometimes it's
good to be lucky, what would have been aTeixeira sac fly is played into a three
base error, Yankees go up 6-5.
Montero starts his first
game at the plate. Then Austin Romine arrives from Trenton AA and takes over in
the 7th. Soriano works into and out of trouble in the 7th.
Mo nails it
(40th) down with a K and double play.
loses again, but to Tampa allowing then to inch
Sept 13 - Mo gets his
600th save. Two more to take the
time record. Yankees win 3-2.
gets thrown out by Martin to end the game on a strike out-throw out
on September 14
Boston 86-61 - 4 games
Tampa Bay 81-64 - 8 GB
Sept 16 -
Sabathia again couldn't get his 20th win. The offense is missing Yakees
lose 5-4 on a walk off by Molina against Wade. Wade didn't lose, again Logan
couldn't get the lead off lefty out, giving up a double.
Sept 17 - Colon again didn't pitch well. He leaves
losing 6-1 in four innings.
A-Rod hits a
homer to get the Yankees only one run down. Granderson has a 12 pitch
at bat and hits a two run homer to put them up 7-6. The bullpen allows no hits,
the side out in the 8th. Cano makes another base running blunder by
passing Teixeira at third base on what would have been a sac fly, turning it
into a double play. The Yankee bats woke up with 11 hits.
down his 601st save, tying him with Hoffman for the
most saves in
Sept 18 - Girardi
gave most regulars the day off. Garcia gave up three runs in four innings.
Yankees get five hits, three by Nunez and lose 3-0.
This ends a bad road
trip 4-6 with four walk off losses.
Sept 19 -
Burnett, pitched well for three innings and the Yankees spotted him five
In the 4th, he gave up a homer and left the inning
with the bases loaded. In the fifth he gave up a two run homer and was pulled
from the game after a double following and no outs.
The bullpen holds it and
the Yankees win 6-4.
Mo gets save
beats Boston to avoid losing 100 and gets the Yankee magic number
down to 5.
Sept 21 - First game a
split double header, Girardi gives some regulars the first game off.
pitching for Tampa, Noesi in for a hurting Hughes. Seven Yankee pitchers hold the
game at Tampa leading 2-1 to the 8th.
Nunez hits a homer tie the game and
Cano hits a two run double to go ahead 4-2. Mo nails it down with
Yankees are in the post
Second game: Sabathia gave up one homer in the 5th, the
Yankees scored two, but
up a second homer in the 7th and leaves with the score 2-2 and the
bases loaded with one out in the 8th.
Robertson gets a double play on one
pitch! Posada pinch hits with the bases loaded in the 8th and puts the Yankees
ahead. Soruiano pitches the 9th for the save!
Yankees are AL East
The last week of the regular season:
still in a dive, Tampa (other than 1-3 against Yankees) is winning!
Sept 25 - Burnett pitches a great two run game against
Boston to the 8th.
Both runs were solo homers to Ellsbury.
In the 8th, he struck out two after a lead off double. Not to face Ellsbury
again, Robertson comes in and strikes him out on three pitches then gets two
more K's in the 9th!
Yankees win 6-2 and Tampa wins and is ½
game behind Boston.
Second game - Tied after nine innings.
They had chances, but couldn't score.
Proctor comes in the
14th inning with one out. A hit, a walk, a long out and a three run homer by
Ellsbury. Boston up 7-4!
The Yankees had a chance to break Boston's back,
but Proctor failed.
Boston is still alive
and might come back to haunt the Yankees in the post
Weather Score this
Postponed 9 (4 vs. Baltimore)
Off days in
4 cut to 1
New York Daily News thinks
What A-Rod thinks about his hip
Andy Pettitte return?
October 25 - Yankees announce that for private reasons,
they let pitching coach Dave Eiland go.
October 29 -
The Yankees signed manager Joe Girardi to a three-year contract
extension on Friday. The Yankees manager since 2008, Girardi has posted a
287-199 overall record and has led the squad to one World Series title and one
American League pennant in that three-year time span.
November 1 - The SF Giants beat the Texas Rangers 4-1.
As good as Lee was against Tampa and the Yankees and he lost two games to the
Giants. Will this lower his value in the free agent market?
November 4 - Will Posada see the future and work with
the team to educate Jesus Montero in the ways of professioanl tools of
ignorance? The plan seems to be toward having Montero catch about 100 games, in
which Jorge be the DH. This is much like Posada learning from Girardi during
his transiton to becomming the primary catcher.
November 9 - Yankees Robinson Cano (2B), Derek Jeter
(SS) and Mark Teixeira (1B) each won the Rawlings Gold Glove awards for their
Cano picks up his first Gold Glove Award after a
breakout season for the Yankees in 2010. Jeter and Teixeira were awarded the
Gold Glove for the second consecutive year -- the fifth of Jeter's career --
while Teixeira's defense is honored for the fourth time.
November 11 - Robinson Cano wins his second Silver
Cano led all American League second basemen
in several offensive categories including, hits (200), runs (103), runs batted
in (109), home runs (29), and slugging percentage (.534). His career-high 109
runs batted in 2010 led all major league second basemen.
December 5 - A quick summary:
Mo signs a two year
deal for $15 million a year.
The Yankees are still looking at Cliff Lee to
bolster the pitching staff.
The surprise so far is they are looking a Carl
Crawford to replace one of the outfielders.
After some eleven days of
playing chicken, Derek Jeter will sign for three years at some $50 million with
incentives taking the contract to over $60 million for four years.
December 17 - It seems that the Philies locked up the NL
east with the surprise signing of Cliff Lee.
The Yankees sign
Russell Martin as
their primary catcher, with Posada becomming the primary DH. Will this lead to
minor leaguer Montero as trade bait?
The Yankees are now looking for
Pettitte to return or they will have to find another starter.
Mo Rivera is
officially back. Kerry Wood signed with the Cubs, so there remains a question
for the bridge to Mo . . . Joba?
Crawford signs with Boston.
January 14 - The Yankees, having lost all of their top
free agent targets, signed Rafael Soriano to a three year contract. He will set
up for Rivera.
February 4 - Andy Pettitte announced his retirement.
He ends his career with a 240-138 regular season and 19-10 post season records.
pitcher of 19 who won 100 or more games than they lost is not in the
Hall of Fame. He struggled with the decision, especially after the Yankees lost
the bid for Cliff Lee.