Another FOX night at my house this evening. This time it was House and Fringe. So, I missed everything in this contest between the top of the fourth and the top of the ninth. But, I did catch the game recap on My9.
Congrats, of course, to Derek Jeter for setting the all-time record for most hits at this Yankee Stadium. It would have been nice if the “hit” had come cleaner…but, years from now, when people look at the record book, there will be little debate as to whether or not that should have been an “E-5.” Oh, and, for the record, this was the 775th game where Jeter played at Yankee Stadium and had at least one hit – for those into those types of stats.
Speaking of stats, Andy Pettitte’s record is now 13-14 on the season. In the 13 seasons prior to this one, Pettitte’s never had a season with a losing record. He’s got one, maybe two, starts left this year. Let’s hope he can square off his ledger and keep his “positive” streak going.
Speaking of going, it’s time to stick a fork on Jose Veras. And, if the Yankees are counting on him to be a big part of their pen in 2009, they’re making a mistake.
After the Yankees game, I did catch the end of the “Bricktown Showdown” being played at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and Sacramento River Cats (on ESPN2). Pretty ballpark – but, lots of empty seats for this game.
I picked that one up during bottom of the 7th with Mark Melancon pitching for the Yankees. Man, he looks a lot smaller than 6′ 2″ (as he’s listed).
Speaking of getting small, looks like the Mets, Phillies and Brewers now have themselves a tight race in the National League. The two teams who win the most of their remaining games will make the post-season. Half of the Mets’ games are against the Braves and the Marlins. Betcha those two teams would love to knock the Mets out of it. If it happens, it should make this off-season a little easier for Yankees fans…not having to listen to Mets fans brag about making the post-season, etc.
Now, in a perfect world, the Mets choke again this regular season in the National League. And, in the American League, the Red Sox make it to the ALCS…winning the first three games there and then losing four in a row to miss making the World Series. Hey, a Yankee fan can dream, can’t he?