Game 131: Yankees 8, Orioles 3

The Yankees’ offense finally got moving in the top of the third.  Eric Chavez singled to center and Brett Gardner worked a walk as Curtis Granderson drove a homer over the wall in right for the first Yankee lead of the day.  J.J. Hardy doubled to left in the bottom of the inning and scored on a sac fly from Adam Jones, tying the game at 3-3.

The game stayed tied until the sixth, when the Bombers showed off their power.  Mark Teixeira singled and Robinson Cano followed with a homer to left, putting the Yankees out in front again.  Nick Swisher then drove a homer to left, as the back-to-back bombs chased Brian Matusz from the game.  That did little to quiet New York, however, as Andruw Jones greeted Chris Jakubauskas with the Yankees’ third straight home run for a 7-3 lead.  Granderson added another solo shot in the top of the seventh and New York took an 8-3 win.…

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Game 130: Yankees 0, Orioles 2

Mark Reynolds led off the bottom of the eighth with a single that dropped into short center field.  Ryan Adams lined a single and Nolan Reimold grounded into a force out for the first out of the inning.  Colon struck out Robert Andino, but J.J. Hardy singled to left, plating another run and giving the Orioles a 2-0 victory.

Bronx Cheers:
The Offense: Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez all went 0-4.  Robinson Cano went 0-3 with two strikeouts.  The team managed five hits and none of them were for extra bases.

Curtain Calls:
Bartolo Colon: The Yankees really needed a strong outing from a starter, and Colon gave it to them.  He went 7.2 innings and gave up just two runs on seven hits.  He didn’t walk anyone and struck out four.

Mark Teixeira: Teix was the only one who really was hitting.  He went 3-4.

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What the Buck?

First of all, let’s just come right out and say that MASN, the Peter Angelos owned regional sports network that broadcasts Orioles’ and Nationals’ games has completely embarrassed itself this weekend. Just about everyone associated with the broadcast has spent the entire weekend complaining about the Yankees “whining,” their “sense of entitlement,” and just basically parroting the company line in every way and at every turn. The only exception I’ve noticed has been color commentator and Hall of Famer Jim Palmer, who tonight noted that the Yankees “certainly had a reason” for being upset about the situation.

And they most certainly do! Thanks to the layout of the schedule and make up games already on the docket, the Yankees only had one full day off in the month of September, and they’ve lost that now. This even though the Yankees proposed the eminently reasonable course of action of playing a double header Friday, instead of Saturday, which would have left them able to play a second twin-billing Sunday or Monday as well, and thus getting all five schedule games in between Friday and Monday.…

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Reminder: TYA Mobile App Now Available for iPhone Users

iPhone users rejoice, as TYA is now one tap away, absolutely free. In case you haven’t yet done so, be sure to click here to download The Yankees’ Analysts’ free iPhone app.

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