Saturday, July 4, 2009

Posada Gets The Pie

The Yanks added another walk-off win today, as Jorge Posada's 12th inning base hit plated A-Rod to end the long afternoon. Joba Chamberlain and A.J. Burnett tag-teamed the traditional pie in the face as Kim Jones interviewed Posada. He probably choked them both out with his urine soaked hands following the interview.

CMW was sharp through five, ran into trouble in the sixth, and then left with a shoulder issue. He was sent for an MRI. Pete Abe reports Wang is headed for the DL and will be out about a month. This could be a blessing in disguise. Another DL stint could allow Wang a full rehab assignment this time, provided the organization doesn't screw it up again, and hopefully allow him to work out the kinks against minor league comptetion. Abe further speculates the neither Aceves nor Hughes will take Wang's turn on Thursday. Nady can be moved to the 60 day DL to open a 40 man spot for someone (Sergio Mitre?) to start.

The bullpen, outside of David Robertson, was great today, with Brian Bruney, Phil Hughes, Mo, Phil Coke, and even Brett Tomko combining for 6 innings of scoreless work.

Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, and Posada all homered. Robbie Cano had another brutal day, going 0 for 6, running his RISP hitless streak to 20 at bats, and missing a sign in the twelfth leading to an ill-advised bunt attempt on a 3-0 pitch.

If you're watching the tube tonight, YES will be airing both the Lou Gehrig Yankeeography and Dave Righetti's 7/4/83 no-hitter.

I've been in Jersey all day with family, watching the game and playing whiffle ball. Good times. We're not quite in Asbury Park, but it's the Fourth of July, and it's close enough.


  1. The walk-off keep a coming for this new ballpark.. didn't want to waste any time writing history.
    I'm surprised Posada took the pie to the face.. I was wondering how he'd react if/when A.J. caught him this year..
    Brutal doesn't even begin to cover Cano's day.. Russel Branyan had 7 straight strikeouts the last series against the Yanks and I think he'd be feeling sorry for Cano.. I don't know what's Robbie's deal but Girardi is a moron for keeping him in the 5-spot. He has been garbage with runners in scoring position and everyone knows it.
    Happy 4th..

  2. And the Red Sox lost...1 game out...time to make a charge...JORGE...JORGE...JOOOOOORGE