The Yankees won a huge game Friday night which put them only half a game behind the Toronto Blue Jays. The following day the Yankees lost a very tight game that should have been won, and moved back into a one a half game pit after Toronto’s win saturday. The tough loss is upsetting and gives the bombers a much smaller chance for the AL East title. The Yankees still have 30 games left and could certainly pull off taking the division lead.
After a long and spending start of the winter, the New York Yankees picked up 3 star players. Jacoby Ellsbury(7 years 153m), Brian Mccann(5 years 85m), and Carlos Beltran(3 years 45m). Ellsbury is a center fielder, while the previous one, Curtis Granderson, signed with the Mets. Beltran will be reportedly covering the right-field area, and Mccann will be the new catcher as Chris Stewart was traded to the Pirates. It all seems like good, big deals, but is it enough to fill the needs and the big loss of the franchise player, Robinson Cano?
The Yankees recently picked up Kelly Johnson who might be able to fill in the second-base job. He is a solid player who was previously on the Rays. The Yankees, but, are shopping Omar Infante. They reportedly offered him a deal of 4 years 24m, but he refused saying he wants in the range of 4 years 40m. The Yankees also need to sign at least one starting pitcher and closer. Options for starting pitcher which the Yankees are interested in are: Justin Masterson, Ervin Santana, Matt Garza and Ubaldo Jimenez. The Yankees have monotonously said that they will surely pick up one of them. As for a closer they could use David Robertson, a very good, young reliever who pitched for the past few years under Mariano Rivera, or they can sign Grant Balfour, a big-time closer who played on the Athletics.
So if the Yanks can fill their needs will they or will they not make the playoffs next year?
(comment your opinion)
Can the New York Yankees make a stunning comeback all the way to get to the postseason? Probably not, but it’s possible. Look, the Yankees are now only 3.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the second AL Wild Card with 27 games left to play.
The Yanks are currently 6-4 in their last 10 games with a 2 game winning streak, as apposed to the Rays, who are 3-7 in their last 10 contests with a 3 game losing streak.
I like the fact that the Yankees are hotter and better lately, and this momentum might be able to carry them to the postseason.
Please post comments or questions on my thinking below if you wish.
We played our 7th game of the season against Sass Video. They came in at 6-0, and were the only team to beat us. We were 5-1, good for 2nd in the league. They also had the best pitcher in the league, with Chaim Kesselman. He limited us to only 3 hits last time we faced him.
We got 3 runs on an awesome 3-run homer by who else but Tzvi Haber. But Sass got a run on a bases-loaded-walk, but after not scoring more. We replaced me at pitcher, by my twin, Eitan. He quickly allowed a bases-clearing triple, which made them go ahead 4-3. The game went finally into the last inning which in the top of the frame, we allowed 3 runs, letting them lead 7-6. We finished the inning without allowing more, but we were in trouble because we had our bottom of the order up for our last licks. We got the bases loaded and I was up. I grounded it to 3rd slowly, and the runner on third scored sliding after the catcher dropped the ball on a high throw. We won 8-7.
We won 3-2 against the Commuters, who came in 0-4, but were considered an okay team. One of the 2 highlights was Nachi Spierer’s 3-for-3 night. Nachi came in with only 1 hit before these this season. The other highlight was a game-ending diving double play by Tzvi Haber. At that time it was 3-2 with runners on first and third base. It was a high lined shot that he caught jumping.
We played the first game of the season at 1:00 today, this friday. Our team is called Eyeworld, after our sponsor. We were against a team named Alei Te’ena. We got to the field at about 12:30 so that I could warm up. The first pitch was a ball….
I will only call people on the other team by their first names because that’s what it says on the stat sheet.
Play by Play
Alei Te’ena hit on the top of the innings so they hit first.
Aaron grounds out to pitcher Zev Moore 1 out.
Rachel strikes out swinging 2 out.
Ariel strikes out on a called strike 3 out.
Yosef Zaner walks by pitcher Lewis Morris none out.
Eitan Moore doubles to center field Zaner goes to 3rd base none out.
Gavri Gotlieb triples Zaner and E. Moore score Gotlieb scores on error at 3rd base none out. 3,0
Zev Moore pops out to first 1 out.
Tzvi Haber grounds out 2 out.
Noam lines out to center field 3 out.
Shmuel walks none out.
Shiue walks Shmuel to 2nd base none out.
Yakir strike out on wild pitch Shmuel advances to 3rd base 1 out.
Sivan strikes out on wild pitch and Shmuel is tagged out stealing home 3 out.
Nachi Spearer pops out to pitcher 1 out.
Yochanan Mayer strikes out 2 out.
Dovi Kwalbrun walks 2 out.
Boaz Blendis walks 2 out.
Yosef Zaner strikes out 3 out.
Lewis grounds out to pitcher 1 out.
Eliyahu walks 1 out.
Pessin strikes out 2 out.
Unknown strikes out looking 3 out.
E. Moore strikes out 1 out.
Gotlieb grounds out to shortstop 2 out.
Z. Moore doubles to right field 2 out.
Tzvi Haber pops out 3 out.
Aaron grounds out softly to pitcher 1 out.
Rache grounds out sharply to 2nd base 2 outs.
Ariel walks 2 outs.
Shmuel strikes out swinging 3 out.
N. Moore walks none out.
Spearer singles to left field N. Moore to second none out.
Mayer walks bases loaded none out.
Kwalbrun strikes out 1 out.
N. Moore steals home on wild pitch. Spearer comes home on wild throw trying to catch him stealing to 3rd. 5,o 1 out.
Zaner strikes out looking 2 out.
E. Moore pops out to first base 3 out.
Shuie strikes out swinging 1 out
Yakir walks 1 out.
Sivan strikes out 2 out.
Lewis walks 1 out Yakir to 2nd.
Eliyahu walks 1 out Yakir to 3rd Lewis to 2nd.
Yakir comes home on error by the second baseman after the catcher threw past the mound returning the ball after the pitch, and the second baseman bobbled the ball and couldn’t make the throw in time. 5,1 2 out.
Pessin walks Lewis to 3rd Eliyahu to 2nd 2 out.
Unknown strikes out swinging 3 out.
Reliever Ariel Ziegler replaces Lewis Morris as pitcher
Gavri singles to deep right center field and reaches home on an error by the 3rd baseman. 6,1 none out.
Z. Moore pops out to 3rd base 1 out.
Haber strikes out looking 2 out.
N. Moore pops out to 3rd base 3 out.
Aaron walks none out.
Rache strikes out swinging 1 out.
Ariel reaches first on a fielders choice. Shortstop to second base Aaron is out but Ariel reaches first safely 2 out.
Shmuel strikes out swinging to end the game 6,1.
Alei Te’ena: Lewis Morris: 4 IP, 5 Ks, 4 Hits allowed, 5 walks allowed, 5 runs allowed.
Ariel Ziegler: 1 IP, 1 K, 1 Hit allowed, no walks allowed, 1 run allowed.
Eyeworld: Zev Moore: 6 IP, 12 Ks, no hits allowed, 8 walks allowed, 1 run allowed.
Alei Te’ena: No hits, 1 run, 8 walks, 12 Ks.
Eyeworld: 5 hits, 6 runs, 5 walks, 6 Ks.
Alei Te’ena: Aaron: 0-2 with a walk.
Rache: 0-3 with 2 strikeouts.
Ariel: o-2 with a walk, strikeout, and fielder’s choice.
Shmuel: 0-3 reaching base with an error and 2 strikeouts.
Shuie 0-1 with a walk and strikeout.
Yakir:0-1 with a walk and strikeout.
Sivan: 0-2 with 2 strikeouts.
Lewis: 0-1 with a strikeout and walk.
Eliyahu: 0-0 with 2 walks.
Pessin: 0-1 with a walk and strikeout.
Unknown: 0-2 with 2 strikeouts.
Eyeworld: Yosef Zaner: 0-2 with 2 strikeouts and a walk.
Eitan Moore: 1-3 with a double and a strikeout.
Gavri Gotlieb: 2-3 with a double and a single.
Zev Moore: 1-3 with a double.
Tzvi Haber: 0-3 with a strikeout.
Noam Moore: 0-2 with a walk.
Nachi Spearer 1-2 with a single.
Yochanan Mayer: 0-1 with a walk and strikeout.
Dovi Kwalbrun: 0-1 with a walk and strikeout.
Boaz Blendis: 0-0 with 2 walks.
NO HITTER FOR ZEV MOORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This article took my a number of hours to write and please leave comments. I will try to do one post like this for every game of our season.