This time last year, I was bumming because I had to stick around the Milwaukee area and miss out on going to DC for 4th of July with my best friends. I had to fly to Germany on July 5th to start a work training program, so it was a mostly tame 4th of July celebration. Not the case this year. No Germany, no training, and I got into DC on Thursday, so this weekend is already setting up to be a spectacular one. Hope everybody else has something good planned for tomorrow. Now onto the links!
Well, I don’t know about you all, but June flew by for me. I can’t believe we are already in July, but here we are. Let’s take a look at how the Yankees’ farm teams did last month and what the rest of their season may hold.
The RailRiders currently hold a half game lead over Rochester for the top spot in the North Division of the International League. They went 18-11 in June, including five-game and seven-game win streaks. They ended June on a sour note, however, taking five straight losses. They lost their first game of July as well, but managed to turn around and stomp Pawtucket last night to stop the skid.
The RailRiders continue to find success primarily through their batting. While they have some strong pitches both in the rotation and in the bullpen, Scranton’s overall pitching numbers has them generally in the middle of the pack. Batting is another story entirely. As a team, Scranton is hitting .271/.342/.384, for the highest average and on base percentage in the IL.…
The Yankees will be donating $150K to Pitch In For Baseball in exchange for Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th hit ball.
From NJ.com: The fan who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit, [name removed because his 15 minutes of fame were up nearly two weeks ago], will return it to the slugger at a press conference at Yankee Stadium at 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to the team.
I have so many comments to make but I will be nice and say that I am glad the money is going to a charity. Especially one that donates baseball equipment to people in need.
So with the off day yesterday and not much to write about, I figured I’d do a flashback post. I know, nice cop out.
I decided on the game from five years ago today because I looked back further and the Yankees lost in the other years and I wanted to write about a win. Truth be told, I looked at this boxscore and was slightly disturbed because I do not recall the game at all. And if I can’t remember things from five years ago but can remember things from 20 years ago, does it mean I am becoming like an old person? Oh dear.
Anyway, the Yankees were playing Toronto at home on July 3, 2010 with Andy Pettitte matched up against Jays’ starter Ricky Romero.
In the first inning, the Blue Jays jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead thanks to a Jose Bautista two-run shot. Shocking. Doesn’t he always hit home runs?
After a scoreless bottom of the first, second inning and top of the third, the Yankees came up and this happened:
There is no game tonight because the Yankees are getting a much needed day off before starting a series against the Tampa Bay Rays this holiday weekend.
Feel free to discuss the upcoming series, the last few series, other teams, other sports, non-sports related news but nothing too serious or have nice, respectful conversations with each other in the comments!
Here’s a video about Andy Hawkins’ no hitter which happened 25 years ago yesterday, with a tip of the hat to Professor Longnose: