Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Andy Pettitte Faces Live Hitters

Andy Pettitte threw an inning of a bullpen session to live hitters for the first time since fracturing his ankle which seems like forever ago. Andy thre 15 pitches and drew praise from Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Andy is expected to throw another bullpen session on Friday and hopefully stretching himself out to 30 pitches. We need Andy more then ever so PLEASE come back healthy, effective, and quickly.

Yankees @ Rays 9/5/12

Alex Rodriguez double ties the game at 1-1
Russell Martin has a two rbi ground rule double to put the Yankees up 3-1
Russell Martin solo home run puts him above the mendoza line and gives the Yankees a 4-3 lead
#untuck 6-4

The Yankees will go into Tropicana Field tonight looking to avoid a three game sweep and stay in first place in the AL East. The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound with the task of giving us 7 or 8 great innings and will be facing off with Matt Moore. The game will be televised at 7:05 pm ET on MLB Network and YES Network.


Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF *puke*
Steve Pearce 1B
Jayson Nix 2B

Go Yankees!!

Yankees... Win.... Now!

Let's just get to the point here ever since the All Star break the Yankees have sucked. They have, to this point, blown a 10 game lead in the division and look like at best a first round exit in the playoffs. Granted a lot can change in the next 27 games but I am not one to look too far ahead anymore. Everyone who knows me, reads my blog posts, or follows me on twitter knows I am not one to equivocate or mince words. I am a straight shooter because straight talk is easily understood. This will be my first and my last rant calling out the Yankees and their players to get their head out of their behinds and start playing like we, the guys and girls paying their salaries, expect them to. Get it done and start getting it done now!

This Day In Yankees History : 9/5/12

In 2007 the Yankees hobbled 3B Alex Rodriguez, who prior to the game was seen limping to the hospital to get his ankle examined, belted two home runs in one inning against the Seattle Mariners. Alex was only the fourth player to ever achieve the feat.

Yankees legendary announcer Bob Shepard announces his last game at Yankees Stadium. He was the Yankees announcer since 1951 and did so over 4500 times in his years as the Yankees announcer. Bob Shepard was 96 years old.