Sunday, August 12, 2012

Yankees @ Blue Jays 8/12/12


With the Yankees down 7-0 in the 5th the sweep looks unlikely

Casey McGehee puts the Yankees on the board while continuing his extra base hit barrage 7-1 Jays

Derek Jeter home run makes it 10-2 Jays

Robinson Cano 2 run home run makes it 10-4 Jays

Jayson Nix rbi double makes it 10-5 Jays

Derek Jeter rbi double makes it 10-6

Nick Swisher rbi single makes it 10-7

Yankees comeback comes up short as Jays win 10-7

The Yankees wrap up their three game set in Toronto against the Blue Jays this afternoon in the rubber match of the series looking for a series sweep. This is the 10th consecutive game we have played in 10 days which is part of a 20 games in 20 days stretch. We're at the halfway point so it is all downhill from here. We can make this road trip look a whole lot better with a sweep this afternoon in Toronto. On the mound for the Yankees will be Phil Hughes and he will be facing off against former Astro's and Phillies lefty J.A. Happ. The game will be televised at 1:05 pm ET on YES.


Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Andruw Jones LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Casey McGehee 3B
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix 2B

Go Yankees!!

Raul Ibanez Appreciation Post

I am not going to lie I was one of the many that had fond memories of Johnny Damon as a Yankee. Fond memories of that walk off weekend against the Twins, fond memories of Derek Jeter batting second in a lineup, and fond memories of another great club house guy. When I heard we were going after 40 year old Raul Ibanez over Johnny Damon, who is slowly approaching 3000 hits, I was honestly confused and appalled by it. Boy was I wrong...

Clutch hit after clutch hit and stepping up when we needed him most in the abscence of Brett Gardner I think we got everything we could have ever wanted  from him AND Johnny Damon wrapped up in one player, Raul Ibanez. Let's look at this great season that Raul, You're So Cool, is having:

.247 AVG
15 HR
51 RBI
71 H
.309 OBP
.469 SLG
.330 wOBA
0.8 WAR
0 Errors

Raul I admit it I was wrong and I apologize. I fell into the signing a player more for their name and previous accolades then I did the stats (even though Johnny Damon's splits vs RHP were better... just saying ) and situations. When used properly there is still a ton left in that tank and I am glad that your tank has been here in New York with us. Now let's get you a ring!