Archive for October 14, 2009

>Stay off the tracks!

>I am just issuing that warning since Monday on our way home from the city someone didn’t and got hit by the Amtrak train. So the track was shut down just north of Peekskill for ‘Police Activity’, that’s code for someone got killed and we have to find out why. Well, he/she got hit by a train, so open the track already! Yes, I am a terrible person and should be flogged.

Em called D to see if he would come get us, and he did, then we had to listen to him grip about the excess of construction activity and lack of signs etc on the way home. He also said “Don’t go down to the city again any time soon.” Which is typical of him, this is the first time that we (Em and I) have had a problem with the train since we have been going down. In fact, I come every day and the times there have been a problem are less then 10 in 4 years commuting.
Anyway, I ended up the day with a migraine that was still hanging around Tuesday, mainly cause it wasn’t so bad I wanted to take one of my pills, since I have so few left and don’t want to go to the doctor. I left early from work but didn’t go home, I wanted to see if there were any watches at the Yankee Clubhouse Store. There weren’t and when I got home I was glad there wasn’t because my fan club card was in the mail. I also got a sticker with the Yankee Logo on it, don’t know what I will do with that.
The walk seemed to get rid of the headache, but it must have left me light headed since I agreed to drive the kids out to Buffalo later this month. YIKES! Then I stayed up to 2 am transferring my pictures to my external hard drive. I had a real attack of the stupids.

>Pettitte supplies pitching, A-Rod, Posada the power in win

Fielding the Yankees’ Game 3, 4-1 win over the Twins on a short hop …

In less then 25 words …
Andy Pettitte tossed 6 1/3 dominant innings, and was backed by Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada to complete the American League Division Series sweep.

Frozen moment
With a one-run lead in the eighth inning, Derek Jeter made a heads-up play to erase a leadoff double from Nick Punto. With no play at first on Denard Span’s single up the middle, Jeter threw home to Posada, who relayed the throw to Rodriguez at third base to pick off Punto, who was scrambling back to the bag.

Big number
2: Solo homers for the Yankees in the seventh inning. Rodriguez went deep on the eighth pitch of his at-bat, and one batter later, Posada followed with a blast to left field to give New York the lead for good.

Game balls
Andy Pettitte

Other than an RBI single that he allowed to Joe Mauer, Pettitte was lights-out over his 6 1/3 innings. The veteran lefty struck out seven and didn’t allow a hit until the fifth.

Alex Rodriguez

Rodriguez continued to exorcise his postseason demons with a game-tying solo homer. He went 3-for-4 with three RBIs with runners in scoring position in the series.

Derek Jeter

The Yankees’ captain made a game-changing defensive play to save a run in the eighth inning and connected for a two-out double in the sixth.

Sense of October
Back at the Metrodome with an 0-2 deficit, the Twins’ home confines was packed with a crowd of 54,735 waving white “Homer Hankies” to try to help Minnesota extend the series. Sunday’s loss marked the final baseball game played at the Metrodome.

Lines of the Game
Jorge Posada
4 AB, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI
The veteran catcher homered in the seventh inning and laced an RBI single into right field in the ninth to pad the lead.

Joba Chamberlain
2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 K
Chamberlain pitched around a one-out double to keep the Twins from evening the score in the seventh inning.

“People can say whatever they want about home runs and big hits. I mean, if you don’t pitch and you don’t defend, you are not going to win. The story of this [ALDS] has been CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte.” — Rodriguez

Next step
The Yankees will travel back home to New York and prepare for their next opponent, the Angels, for a best-of-seven AL Championship Series that starts on Friday.

~Short Hops