• October 9th Vs. The Twins

    Posted by on October 10th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    This game, in a way, reminded me of back in April and May when the Yanks were clicking on all cylinders. Hughes dominated in this outing and the Yanks bats came alive.

    Boy did Hughes come up big tonight huh? As much as I hate seeing the same “WonderPhil” graphic every time Hughes strikes a batter our, there was really no other way to describe the outing from him. 7 innings, 0 runs and on 4 hits and a lone walk. There is not a single person that would have pegged Hughes for an outing like this back in April. The best part, for me? Chad Jennings had this gem :

    Hughes was asked if this is a start he’ll always remember: “I hope not,” he said. “Hopefully it’s a World Series win that I’m remembering.”

    That’s what I’m talking about.

    I also want to give some “props” to David Robertson and Boone Logan. They bailed the Yanks out big time with the based loaded against the heart of the Twins order. Can’t really get on Wood too much, that’s his M.O.  Strike a guy out, walk a guy, have the ball get hit hard and pray it finds a glove. But when he’s on, he’s on (as he has been).

    Offensively, Marcus Thames came through with the huge “steak in the heart” home run.  He’s been doing this all year, and was one of my key ingredients to the Yanks post season future in 2010.

    One thing I want to say about the crowd. While playoff games certainly have an added level of electricity with the crowd, this crowd seemed to start to leave around the 5-6th inning. Not sure if you could see it from TV, but I’d say about a quarter of the crowd left by then if not more. To them, I ask, what is wrong with you?

    All in all, it was a pretty awesome experience (first playoff game) and I had some great seats up in the Jim Beam suite. I had a pretty spectacular view of the game so I thought I’d share a couple of pictures after the jump.

    Click The Images For Larger Versions (Will have to click them twice).

    Comments on October 9th Vs. The Twins

    1. Evan3457
      October 10th, 2010 | 1:56 pm

      Offensively, Marcus Thames came through with the huge “steak in the heart” home run.

      Steak to the heart? That sounds unhealthy.

      What kind of steak was it? I’m trying to cut down on my cholesterol…

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      Nice pix, Corey. Especially the last two. :D

    2. festus
      October 10th, 2010 | 3:36 pm

      I was at the game last night too, and I agree about the crowd. I don’t mind too much the extreme drunkenness, the hitting on girls rather than watching the game, the nonstop cussing and loud yapping on cell phones, but for god sakes, at least shut up about the Jets during a Yankee playoff game. Guys behind me spent at least half the game loudly talking about the NFL and gambling. I was happy when they left in the 7th. I thought the crowd last year was pretty great and electric, I’m hoping it gets back to that level in the ALCS.

    3. Raf
      October 10th, 2010 | 6:47 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Offensively, Marcus Thames came through with the huge “steak in the heart” home run.
      Steak to the heart? That sounds unhealthy.
      What kind of steak was it? I’m trying to cut down on my cholesterol…

      Reminds me of that Emily Litella bit;
      Ah, tonight’s commentary is very important because I hear that President Ford wants to make Puerto Rico a steak! … Now, why does he have to make them a steak? I didn’t think those people even liked meat. … Now, let me warn all of you. If you make Puerto Rico a steak, the next thing they’ll want is a baked potato! With sour cream and chives and little tiny bacon bits and pieces of toast! And then they’ll probably want a salad bar! Why, they’ll be lined up for miles! If President Ford wants to be remembered as a great president in his final days, he should do something about the price of coffee! Not steak! It’s outrageous! I can’t believe what that man is doing–

    4. butchie22
      October 10th, 2010 | 7:26 pm

      Where is the Twinkies make a “formibdable foe crowd” right now? I can see either Tampa or Texas giving the Yankees a hard time BUT not The Twinkies. Gardenhire should have been gardenfired for his abysmal playoff record thus far. The Yanks made it look all too easy BUT the next round won’t be as easy……

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