• July 7th @ The Twins

    Posted by on July 8th, 2009 · Comments (7)

    Well, this one was a…

    PieceofCake

    That sixth inning was interesting. I wonder how many times, since 2006, have the Yankees batted around in an inning, scoring five runs, where both Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter went down on called strikes? Probably not many…

    Sabathia was awesome in this one. Wonder if he had any flashbacks to six years ago while zipping through this one?

    Comments on July 7th @ The Twins

    1. MJ
      July 8th, 2009 | 8:38 am

      I tuned in late because I was more interested in watching Clayton Kershaw pitch to the Mets. Man, that kid is good.

      When I flipped over to the Yanks, it was already 10-1 in the bottom of the 6th and Sabathia was working on a 2-hitter. There’s nothing like a good ass-whipping to start off the final road trip before the All-Star break.

    2. YankCrank
      July 8th, 2009 | 8:59 am

      Sabathia was so much fun to watch, and honestly…is he not all we hoped he would be for us? He’s just been outstanding.

      Speaking of outstanding, if you didn’t watch the game MJ you missed a rather impressive defensive display by Carlos Gomez. That kid not only robbed Alex of a grand slam, but he seemed to be sitting under everything. Very impressive.

    3. MJ
      July 8th, 2009 | 9:05 am

      @ YankCrank:
      1) Sabathia has been everything I hoped he’d be. He’s had a couple of blips but that’ll happen from time to time. He’s been a stud on the mound, going deep into games, and has a presence about him that the Yanks haven’t had since the first time Clemens was in NY. I love CC.

      2) I saw the Gomez highlight on ESPN this morning. Awesome catch. Bummer that he caught it though! LOL

    4. Corey
      July 8th, 2009 | 9:29 am

      YankCrank wrote:

      Sabathia was so much fun to watch, and honestly…is he not all we hoped he would be for us? He’s just been outstanding.
      Speaking of outstanding, if you didn’t watch the game MJ you missed a rather impressive defensive display by Carlos Gomez. That kid not only robbed Alex of a grand slam, but he seemed to be sitting under everything. Very impressive.

      there was actually another play gomez made that had me say “wow!” out loud, but it will never be shown on a highlight real cause he didnt make an out with it. It was a single to center off the bat of matsui and the ball hit a weird spot in the turf and itsead of rolling it sprang up really high and gomez had to make a leaping grab just to make sure it didnt get past him. That saved a run and a double(as tex ended up on 2nd), fantastic twitch reaction by the CFer. It’s a shame things like that don’t show up on defensive statistical metrics.

    5. MJ
      July 8th, 2009 | 9:34 am

      It’s a shame things like that don’t show up on defensive statistical metrics.
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      It’s also a shame that Gomez hasn’t hit as much as the Twins would’ve hoped because if he was ever able to put it all together, he could be a fun player to watch.

    6. Corey
      July 8th, 2009 | 9:39 am

      MJ wrote:

      It’s a shame things like that don’t show up on defensive statistical metrics.
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      It’s also a shame that Gomez hasn’t hit as much as the Twins would’ve hoped because if he was ever able to put it all together, he could be a fun player to watch.

      indeed. It’s also too bad that they are getting rid of the metro dome, a player like Gomez is going to get a lot fewer hits i’d imagine without being able to chop it off the turf and beat out the throw

    7. G.I. Joey
      July 8th, 2009 | 11:04 am

      When I first saw that Gomez catch during the game I thought it was amazing, but questioned whether he would have able to extend his arm like that if that center field wall wasn’t basically a garbage bag being pulled tight and it was a concrete wall. After seeing the replay this morning, the makeup of the wall did not aid him at all, but rather he just timed his leap perfectly. Awesome play.

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