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Mark Teixeira Slams New York Mets Back To Reality

The New York Yankees beat the New York Mets for the second game in a row to win the series, but this weekend a lot more changed for the Bombers.

The Yankees knew what the possibilities of winning this series could do, and the team made it happen.

As great as winning the Subway Series and being in first place feels, doesn’t hold a candle to getting Mark Teixeira back.

Yankees fans held their breath through April and May, finding comfort in knowing Teixeira’s career struggles were part of the deal.

That comfort became concerning, as days became weeks and looking back Teixeira’s past seasons stats were not ever this bad. The Yankees new hero was a complete zero at the plate.

Rightly so, Yankees fans had enough because the reality was costing the team games. The media finally joined in, wondering when Joe Girardi would move Teixeira out of the three-hole.

Girardi seemed to be contemplating a viable replacement, but not acknowledging that this was not the same hitter player from 2009. This was no shock, as Girardi is very generous when it comes to giving struggling player’s extended chances.

As noble as Girardi’s theory sounds, he was not managing a junior high-school softball team. By now, Girardi should have a tattoo of the Yankees motto of winning now and doing whatever it takes to get there. Continue reading ‘Mark Teixeira Slams New York Mets Back To Reality’ »

Subway Series: Game Three Preview

Another familiar match-up to end the second Subway Series, as  Game three features New York’s ace lefties CC Sabathia (NYY) and Johan Santana (NYM) will face off on the mound on Sunday afternoon.   

Coincidentally, both pitchers have pitched 92 innings and walked 30 batters this season.  

The rest of their season numbers are not much further apart. Thus far, Sabathia has 76 strike-outs, compared to 59 for Santana. Santana has only given up seven home-runs, with a 3.13 era, and Sabathia has been taken deep 12 times, with a 4.0 era.   

Neither southpaws are pitching their best stuff. There is one fact that separates the two and it’s Queens and the Bronx.   

In games where Santana pitched and put the Mets in line for a win, he got absolutely no run support from the Mets hitters.   Continue reading ‘Subway Series: Game Three Preview’ »

Subway Series: Game Two Preview

It’s a battle between both ball-clubs young, future aces, in game two of the Subway Series.

New York Mets have 26 year old Mike Pelfrey, who is 9-1, with a 2.39 ERA in just over 86 innings pitched. Pelfrey loses his command a tad too much still, but he is young with ample time to improve and make some adjustments. Pelfrey needs to keep his walks down, and throw more strikes by attacking the zone.

Pelfrey will face New York Yankees Phil Hughes, who is two years younger but overall a better pitcher. Hughes has 74 strikeouts this season in 75 innings, with a 3.01 ERA and a matches Pelfrey’s 9-1 record.

Still Hughes has the advantage because of how he has handled compromising and crucial situations. In 2009, Hughes dominated in the bullpen and turned the team’s season around, no doubt. Hughes has now been as dominate lately but the dip is slight and he needs to find his strike-zone again.

The two youngsters both seem to generate substantial run support from their teammates, which has masked their struggles a little bit.

Fact remains that a win is a win, but in this case, the hitters will dictate the outcome. It will be a race to see who will capitalize on which pitcher’s first mistake. This one has the potential of being a slug-fest all over it.  Continue reading ‘Subway Series: Game Two Preview’ »

Subway Series: Who’s Gonna Run This Town Tonight

The Yankees host the Mets this weekend, for part two of the Subway Series.

With both New York teams are flirting with first place in their respected division, in addition to the usual fan pride, winning this series is essential.

The pitching match-ups are about the only thing that looks the same. The two teams are more evenly matched because the Mets have been playing better as of late.

Coming off a seven game win streak for the Mets is close to a miracle, for a team who has shown little character. Winning against two of the bottom-feeders of the AL, the Orioles and Indians, makes it less threatening.

As for the Yankees, just when you think their getting hot again they lose. It is hard to make sense of what is going on right now in the Bronx.

Not many teams beat-up on Roy Halladay like the Yankees did on Tuesday night. It seemed surreal for about a 47 seconds, until Jamie Moyer brought the Yankees back down to earth. Scorching hot to freaking freezing is not typical for the Yankees.

All in all, getting a unbelievable performance from Andy Pettitte yesterday to go and lose the game is disgusting. Phillies Kyle Kendrick pitched very well, but this Jeter, Arod and Teixeira nonsense has to stop now. Continue reading ‘Subway Series: Who’s Gonna Run This Town Tonight’ »

Relive 2009 World Series

On September 21, 2008, in his farewell to the old Yankee Stadium, Yankees Captain Derek Jeter told Yankees fans this:

We’re relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, take them to the new stadium, and pass them on from generation to generation.”

The Yankees first year in the new Yankee Stadium, winning their 27th title for the organization, but making the first of many new memories that us fans have to pass on.

The 2009 World Series is one no New York Yankees fan will ever want to forget.

Now, thanks to A&E Home Entertainment, you can re-live those magic moments.

New York Yankees 2009 World Series Collector’s Edition DVD SET gives complete, unedited coverage of the 2009 World Series. Each game is featured on it’s very own DVD, with all pre and post coverage and each game in it’s entirety, commercial free.

As a warm-up, watch the disc dedicated to the 2009 ALCS post-season Game 6. It Features Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte who finished off the Angels in the Bronx, with a final score of 5-2. Watching Yankees players celebrate winning the 2009 ALCS Championship is still thrilling…. Continue reading ‘Relive 2009 World Series’ »

Jamie Moyer Pitches Solid Bullshit To Beat The Yankees

After Roy Halladay got smoked 8-2 by the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, Philadelphia Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel made another pitching change.

Manuel swapped Kyle Kendrick and Jamie Moyer‘s starts. So, Kendrick would face Andy Pettitte on Thursday, and uber-veteran Jamie Moyer would start against AJ Burnett on Wednesday night.

Manual’s reasoning made no sense, nor difference to me. It seemed a tad ridiculous. Did Manuel think it was October 2009 again?

Maybe Manuel was living in the past. It did seem desperate, but can you blame Manuel?

Thinking about how bad the Phillies have been playing, you can’t call Manuel crazy because the Phillies won.

It is ridiculous that Moyer’s breaking ball looked, (excuse me, was) more toxic than Halladay’s cutter. Odds are it’s the last time that will ever happen again.

Majority of MLB media predicted that the Yankees would take BP (batting practice) on Jamie Moyer no matter when he started.

Moyer is 47 years old and his fastball‘s mph is not much higher. The difference is time has not affected Moyer, because speed was never his forte.

It is common knowledge that Moyer’s breaking ball causes hitters to acquire strike early in the counts. The whole pitch is false, but plenty of batters think it’s true, making it worthwhile enough.

With the Yankees being the most patient hitters in all of MLB, they see pitches just like Moyer’s breaking ball, but don’t fall for it’s bullshit. Moyer has been in the majors since 1986 so no shortage of footage on him.

In no way am I trying to take away from Moyer’s 265th career win. It is pretty amazing to flank the Yankees for eight innings, allowing only three hits at his age. Continue reading ‘Jamie Moyer Pitches Solid Bullshit To Beat The Yankees’ »