Browsing Posts published in August, 2010

The Mets were bamboozled in Atlanta tonight, 9-2. The road woes that have plagued the Mets all year have continued during this most recent road trip, as they’ve started it 0-2. They fall to 65-67 on the season.

AP Photo/John Bazemore

continue reading…

That’s right folks, Chad Gaudin gets his name in the headline. The duo of Phil Hughes and Chad Gaudin pitched eight innings and held the Athletics to only three runs as the Yankee offense supplied the rest of the fireworks as the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 9-3. Phil Hughes got his 16th win of the season, which suddenly has only thirty games remaining. With the win and the Blue Jays’ domination of the Rays, the Yankees take a game lead in the AL East while they move to a record of 82-50.

These days, a Ray loss is as good as a Yankee win. - Canadian Press

continue reading…

We are at that point in the season where Mets fans have lost all hope in 2010 and looking towards the future. The struggles of the last four seasons have really put a dent in Mets fans hearts, causing fan confidence and attendance to fall to its lowest level in recent memory. So many negative issues have haunted the team this year, and major changes must be made in order to compete in 2011 and beyond. With that said, this will probably be the most important September (without being in contention) in a long time.

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

continue reading…

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays currently sit atop the American League with identical 81-50 records. With only 31 games to go and seven head-to-head meetings left, expect the battle to end in a photo finish. The Yankees play 16 of their last 31 at the New House while the Rays will play 14 at the Trop. The Rays have a slight schedule advantage in terms of opponents, playing teams with a combined .480 winning percentage while Yankee opponents have a .520 winning percentage. The cozy Tropicana Field will be waiting with open arms on September 13th, but before then, it’s time for the Yankees to fatten up at home.

continue reading…

The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics by a score of 11-5 tonight. Javier Vazquez picked up the win in relief and the Yankees defeated Trevor Cahill for the second time this year. With the win, the Yankees move to 31 games over .500 and remain tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the eighth consecutive day.

AP

continue reading…

The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Monday night. They played an awful game on both sides of the spectrum, struggling to hit with runners in scoring position and losing it on the mound. They are back to under .500 for the season, and give the Atlanta Braves a larger division lead in the NL East.

AP Photo/John Bazemore

continue reading…

After taking two of three games in Chicago, the Yankees will kick off a ten-game home stand starting tonight against the A’s. The A’s (65-64) are in third place in the AL West as they turn their attention to 2011. The A’s boast a rotation full of promising young talent, headlined by Wednesday’s starter, lefty Brett Anderson. Friend of the blog, Dallas Braden, will get his chance at ‘redemption’ on Thursday afternoon!

Lance Berkman is expected to rejoin the team on Wednesday while Alex Rodriguez is scheduled to come off the DL next Sunday.

Hi, CC

continue reading…

Our Mets took two out of three against the Houston Astros this weekend, winning today’s game 5-1. R.A. Dickey was doing what he’s done all season; winning games and pitching well. The Mets win moves them back to the .500 mark, 65-65.

AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek

continue reading…

Ivan Nova picked up his first career win today and Marcus Thames crushed his third home run in the last 24 hour as the Yankees squeaked by the Chi Sox, 2-1. Francisco Cervelli picked up a career high four hits. With today’s win, the Yankees finish the road trip with a 3-3 record and become the first team to notch 80 wins this year.

continue reading…

It wasn’t pretty, enjoyable to watch, or even fun, but the Yankees got their hands dirty during their 12-9 win tonight. CC Sabathia started the game for the Yanks, but wasn’t the CC of the past month, scattering nine hits over seven innings. However, Sabathia gave the Yanks a chance to win, going seven innings and striking out nine en-route to his 18th victory. The Yankee bats really flexed their muscles tonight, crushing four home runs including two from Marcus Thames! Unfortunately for Yankee fans, Mark Teixeira left the game with a bruised thumb (more on that below).

Coupled with a Tampa Bay win over Boston, the Yankees and Rays are still tied for the AL East lead.

continue reading…