How sweep it is for Yankees

Some quick assorted notes and news as the Yankees wrapped up a four-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 5-2 victory here tonight at Yankee Stadium, their seventh straight win:

The Yankees are a season-best 27 games over .500 and 6 1/2 games ahead of
Boston for first place in the AL East, marking their largest lead of
the season. Think that isn’t significant? According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees have never lost a division lead of more than six games.

They swept the Red Sox in a series of at least four games for the seventh
time since 1950, and the first since the five-game ‘Boston Massacre’ of Aug. 2006 at Fenway
Park.
The Yankees have have won 13 of their last 14 games at Yankee Stadium and are a Major League-best 39-17 at home.
 

The 31-inning scoreless stretch was the second-longest by Yankees pitchers since Divisional play began behind only a 33.0-inning run in 1976. The last time Boston had been held scoreless for at least 31 consecutive innings was a 34-inning scoreless stretch in 1974.

 

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NEW THREAD

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Well Matt, I see you changed your name but not your feelings! So those who stay away to avoid reading your trash will have to continue. What have you been banned now three times? Sad, and you misspelled “there.”

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Is The Magic Back?
After the broom ran through Yankee Stadium over the weekend, it dawned on me: the magic may be back!! The magic I referred to was there in the late 90’s with Posada-Martinez-Knoblauch-Jeter-Brosius-Williams -O’Neill – Clemens-Pettite-Cone-Rivera. . . .etc. You expected the Yankees to find a way to win every game. I saw Billy Martin hit a home run for the Yanks over 50 years ago and I have been hooked ever since. Damon & Tex back to back – it seems like the magic is back!!

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Phil Choke should get on his hands and knees and kiss Damon’s *ss for saving his no-talent butt last night. It was a mistake to put him instead of Hughes when the Yanks had a 1-0 lead. Hughes has been far more dominant that Choke has been since he was moved to the pen. Just shows that Choke can’t and shouldn’t be handed these situations at all when you have a pitcher like Hughes in the pen. In no way should we see Choke in that situation again for the rest of this season. Hughes has shown the ability to be dominant in the pen keep him their until needed to fill out the rotation.

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REPEAT FROM PRIOR THREAD
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I watched the game on a DVR delay, there was a lot to it regarding the umpires ball and strike calls, but when the umpire walked about 30 feet in front of the plate and threw him out it was crazy. Victorino almost bumped him before heading for the dugout and had to be restrained. The crowd in “the city of brotherly love” chanted “Victorino” often during the rest of the game. What a hoot?

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I noticed that about Joba, too. Not that I care much for the huge Inaugural Season that the Yanks are donning on their hats, but I thought that was part of the official uniform. After all, it’s called a uniform because, well, it make everyone look uniform…

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Bryan: What a series! Every game was an exhilerating experience for me. I think this series should be released on DVD in a Yankee Classics Special, titled “Boston Massacre II.” I know that would sell well! I hope the Yankees keep up the good work, and continue to play with their full intensity. -Virginia
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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE EDT
MON – AUG – 10 – vs Blue Jays  – 7:05 PM – YES
TUE – AUG – 11 – vs Blue Jays  – 7:05 PM – MY9
WED – AUG – 12 – vs Blue Jays  – 1:05 PM – YES
THU – AUG – 13 – at Mariners  – 10:10 PM – YES
FRI – AUG – 14 – at Mariners  – 10:10 PM – YES
SAT – AUG – 15 – at Mariners  – 10:10 PM – YES
SUN – AUG – 16 – at Mariners  – 4:10 PM – YES

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 9, 2009

Scranton/WB 6
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 1
W: Hirsh (2-0, 0.82); L: Woods (5-2, 3.65)
HR: SWB: Duncan, E (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_09_swbaaa_lhvaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Harrisburg (Nationals) 2
Trenton 1 (11)
W: Severino (1-0, 3.97); L: Wordekemper (0-1, 1.72); SV: Martinez, Ca (1)
HR: HAR: Plasencia (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_09_haraax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Tampa 5
Clearwater (Phillies) 3
W: Rulon (2-0, 0.00); L: Monasterios (4-5, 3.53); SV: Hovis (19)
HR: TAM: Laird (9).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2009_08_09_tbyafa_clrafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
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Staten Island 6
Oneonta (Tigers) 6 (11) SUSPENDED
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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD August 10, 2009

Scranton/WB
Norfolk (Orioles) 7:15 PM
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Tampa
Clearwater (Phillies) 7:00 PM
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Delmarva (Orioles) 7:05 PM
Charleston
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GCL Yankees
GCL Pirates 12:00 PM
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Has anyone else noticed that Joba is not wearing this years official cap during games and in the dugout? Would that make him out of uniform?

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This week-end was one of the happiest week ends on recent years (post 2001). I slept only 5 hours before waking up to work today Monday a typically hated day for me but today is different; I get to enjoy the faces of all those Roid-Sox fans who bothered me through these first 8 games. They can even get out of their shock state over this sweep we just gave them in our new house in the Bronx. Even ESPN analyst predicted a split series due to the fact that we found infinite ways lo lose vs. the roid-sucks in previous series. Well they were wrong; that’s why they’re not Yankees fans because “WE” Yankee fans don’t go by stupid numbers and statistics because “WE” believe in our team. No matter what; we showed the world what we can do and the good baseball we can play against any team. That is the reason we are now the best team in MLB we the best record despite our rough start. I have to say that I was pleased by the hustle of our pitching staff and mostly our off season acquisitions who earned every penny of their multimillionaire contracts. I loved A-Rod finally finding his way in pinstripes not that he wasn’t a true Yankee before but he has so far putted his ego and stupid behavior aside and play as a member of the best team in pro-sports and boy it has indeed paid off with these clutch hitting. I have to say that I never though Andy would have the second half that he is putting in the books and that despite poor run support he has been able to shut teams and create winning opportunities for us in each of his port All Star break well he is a champ that we knew. Also I disagree with Coke pitching to Predroia because of LHP to RHB but we were able to wake up our bats and boy we love the long ball.
Now Roid-Nation is your turn to race with the Rays for the play off spot and also deal with you BIG TAINTED PAPI who has lied in front of millions about his careless use of OTC supplements “Xroids”; what a coward, at least A-Rod had the guts to come clean and tell the truth, how is it possible for you to take some time to say that you didn’t do it. Did the Union advise you to say that? Why the Union representatives weren’t present when Alex had his press conference, yeah he was up there in every network outlet for a month and all I see is a couple of articles in ESPN. WOW that’s a shame for that network and Gammons and all roid-sox nation members who happen to broadcast for that network. Shame on all of you.
Peace,

Go Yanks for 27.

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What a series for the yankees and what a SWEEP. I had my broom setting on the left side of the screen of my TV and my Yankee Hat on. My daughter came into the room and said she was getting e-mails from the neighbors complaining that I was screaming too loud.

Little tired of the Hughes should have been in remarks. The team won and Girardi had to make a decision. Hughes was shown in the bullpen with his head in his hands. And what was with Mo shouting in the bullpen yesterday?

Too bad this is not an off Monday as this 4-game series had to be draining on the all the players.

Look forward to many more wins from this incredible team who completely dominated the Red Sox.

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It’s good to know that the Yankees have never lost a 6 game lead. Of course the 04 ALCS shows these records are meant to be broken, but it is much better to be up 6.5 then down 6.5 at this stage. Especially with the best record in baseball.

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Did I not ask you guys for a broom?! Ha! How sweep it is, indeed!

So Coke undeservedly got the win for Friday and Sunday night, but that’s baseball. Speaking of which, I was as upset as everyone else about Hughes not being brought in for the 8th on Sunday. But, even though he won’t admit to it publicly, Girardi knows there’s a good chance he’ll need him and Aceves on Monday with Mitre on the mound. This is quite likely Mitre’s last chance to win the 5 spot on the rotation. If he fails, Gaudin will be right there to take his place.

A great series, a momentous sweep. Cheers to all!

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