9 W’s and Counting, Here Come the Phillies…

Nine games and counting…

From upcoming movie, “9” (produced by Tim Burton), 9/09/09

 

The Yankees’ winning streak now stands at 9 games, and thanks to the Red Sox sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, the team is now just 1 ½ games behind the Jays (a game behind the Sox). 

The game started badly when Joba Chamberlain departed the game in the first inning after getting hit by a ball to the right knee.  But the Yankees scored 6 runs in the first two innings, and held on for a 7-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles (completing a three game sweep of the pesky O’s).

Paul J. Bereswill/AP 

Tests ran on Chamberlain’s knee during the game proved negative, which was good news.

The man of the hour was Robinson Cano, who batted 2nd and was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.  He hit a two-run home run in the 2nd inning off the O’s Adam Eaton. 

Newsday 

Mark Teixeira has pulled his season batting average up to .250 after flirting with life below the Mendoza line.

Beckett Media L.P.

It was a great win.  It’s unfortunate that they could not gain any ground on the Red Sox, but of course, they pulled closer to the top due to the aforementioned Sox sweep of the Jays. 

The Yanks will try to extend the winning streak to 10 games tonight against the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.  It’s very unfortunate that the game will lack the voice of the legendary Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, who passed away earlier this season.  It would have been nice to hear him call the games at the new Yankee Stadium…

 

 

LATEST LEADERS LIST – FAN BLOGS

The latest leaders lists are up (for the period of April 15th through May 18th), and I’d like to thank everyone for my placement at #18.

In recognition of the ranking, I dedicate this post to the many faces of Johnny Damon…

si.com

Nathaniel Welch (from movie, “Fever Pitch” with Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore)


 

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BBC Sport

 

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allposters.com

Have a very safe and very enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend, Everyone!

 

–Scott

6 Comments

Johnny Damon, huh??? And you’re welcome that the Yankees are closer to the top BUT still below looking up at the Red Sox! ;-) On a serious note – I’m glad that Joba Chamberlain wasn’t seriously hurt in the game. Those are scary things when they happen. Oh and Scott – the Lakers? What happened? They lost to the Nuggets? Strange things happening in the basketball world.

Have a great day!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

What’s wrong with picking Damon? He does play for the Yanks….but I guess there is that little THING in his past…
Congrats on 18!
Canuck
http://watercooler.mlblogs.com

Scott – I’ve come “clean” and explain on my blog how I do it all! Make sure you take notes! :-)

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Tek overrated and washed up? I don’t think so! How about ANOTHER home run tonight?? :-)

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Have I mentioned recently how great the Catcher is that the Red Sox have??? 2 more RBIs! He and our left fielder are awesome! ;-)

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Scott – I’m sorry, I missed the score. How did the Yankees do tonight? ;-)

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

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