• May 23rd vs. The Phillies

    Posted by on May 23rd, 2009 · Comments (1)

    Wow.

    Things were looking prittay..prittay…bleak…for a while in this one.

    Pettitte was decent sans a couple of mistakes that went a long way. However, the Yankees offense looked like Bernie Lomax against J.A. Happ.

    By the way, how cool would it have been if A.J. Zapp had a chance to bat against J.A. Happ? (And, is it just me who gets A.J. Zapp confused with Ron Wright sometimes? Must be the “Braves 1B pick” thing? I wonder if Zapp would have been as happy as Wright to have just one game in the bigs – albeit a funky one?)

    In any event, that bottom of the ninth inning was IMPRESSIVE. All of it. Damon’s tough At Bat – working out the walk. A-Rod’s homer. Cano’s single and steal. And, of course, Melky’s winner. Very, very, impressive…

    Yes, color me impressed. Well, sorta/kinda…

    …because, for all we know, this game could have been more a matter of the fact that Brad Lidge is terrible now. Check the stats. Prior to the ninth inning today, the last 42 batters to face Lidge this season have fashioned a BA/OBA/SLG line of .351/.405/.676 – over nine games. That’s one Phugly Phillie. Just something to keep in mind…

    Tomorrow should be fun. Big CC and Hamels locking up. If the Yankees can win that one…and take two of three from the defending champs…that would say a lot more to me, about this Yankees team than the wins against the Twins and O’s. Of course, we have to wait and see…

    Comments on May 23rd vs. The Phillies

    1. Evan3457
      May 24th, 2009 | 3:24 am

      Yanks down 4-2 in the 9th to the World Champs, rally to win? Sweet

      Sox have 2-1 lead with 2 outs in the 9th, only to see Papelbon give up a barely on top of the Green Monster HR to the backup Catcher? Sweeet.

      Jays lose to the Braves, allowing the Yanks to get within 1/2 game of Toronto, while tied for 2nd with the Sox? Sweeeeeet.

      The Mets won? Well, nothing’s perfect. ;-)

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