The Yankees beat the Phillies 7-4 in Game 4 of the 2009 World Series and are now one victory away from winning their 27th championship.
This was actually a pretty tough game to watch, between a not-terrible Joe Blanton, a somewhat shaky CC Sabathia and a couple of timely [...]
Lineups courtesy of Sam Borden of Lohud:
New York Yankees
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Melky Cabrera CF
CC Sabathia P
Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino [...]
Via Marc Carig (Star-Ledger), we learn that A.J. Burnett will be the Yankees starter for Game 5 (on short-rest). During his career, Burnett has started 4 games on 3 days rest and has won all 4 of them. In those 4 starts, he has a 2.33 ERA over 27 innings and a 2.40 K/BB [...]
Larry went to Blondie’s with the collective Yankees blogosphere. I went to Tonic with some deranged Giants and Yankee fans.
I’d never been to Tonic before. I usually watch sports in claustrophobic dive bars with bartenders who’ve been in New York for 35 years but have managed to keep their Irish accents (by the [...]
From Ken Rosenthal (FOX Sports):
For Alex Rodriguez, the adjustment was simple — swing at strikes, the way he did in the first two rounds of the playoffs.
For Nick Swisher, the change was far more dramatic — stunning, in fact, considering that it came in the middle of the World Series.
Swisher, benched [...]
David Wells won’t be getting the keys to the city of Philadelphia anytime soon. He recently penned an article for the NY Post, where he nukes the fans, saying all the rotten things you’ve heard about them are true, and then some. He writes:
All the bad stuff you’ve heard [...]
According to Dave Eiland, who was interviewed on Ryan Ruocco’s 1050 ESPN radio show yesterday, CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett and Andy Pettitte all went into the manager’s office recently and told Joe they want the ball on short rest. Eiland said that they would consider that, along with how they look in their side sessions [...]
The Yankees won Game 3 of the 2009 World Series 8-5 last night, coming from behind in yet another postseason game.
Things didn’t look too good early on as Cole Hamels appeared to be cruising while Andy Pettitte was having trouble locating, particularly in the second inning, as he [...]
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