Games 43-45: The Subway Series

What a great series this was!  After a disappointing first game that saw us only able to score one run after bludgeoning 13 the night before, the 2nd and 3rd game of this series were a marked and vast improvement.  We got stellar pitching in all three games, great bullpen pitching especially, AND in the last two games…..OFFENSE!  A grand total of 16 runs scored over the last two games, as opposed to just one in the first.  Who wouldn’t take that?

Speaking of offense, Derek had himself a great series against the Mets, notching five hits during the series, bringing him to within 25 of 3,000.  Alex also had a great series, going 8-13 with 2 RBI.  Alex raised his batting average over 20 points just in this series alone.  Derek also raised his batting average quite a bit of late, hopefully showing that the awful slump he was mired in for most of the season is done.  At least for now.

Stars of the Series

The pitching, our bullpen, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez!



  1. cartwrightrocks

    I hate this new format. Sorry to comment about this but I have no idea of where to log in anymore. I signed up for my own blog -which I will never use- just to get back here. Personally, I think your site is better than anything my feeble mind can generate.

    This was an interesting series indeed. The late heroics today in the bottom of the seventh was nice -and much needed. Only a few games separate the top and bottom teams in the AL east. If this keeps up, the entire season will be a tightrope and any kind of slump or injuries by players could mean the difference between playoffs and sitting home. Colon and Garcia have been difference makers to this point. Joba has improved in recent outings, and if Soriano can get off the DL and perform as he has recently, the BP will be on steady keel. We also need to take care of what appears to be control issues with some of the pitchers.

    The hitting has been inconsistent and a source of concern as well -the dingers have been saving us for most of the season thus far. A-Rod, Martin and Cano are the only players above .270. Of course, batting averages are not everything but it is an indicator of how many batted balls have hit open spaces.

    In any case, I am glad to have taken this series, A three-game series with the division-opponent Bluejays begins tomorrow.


  2. Yankees Chick

    I appreciate your compliment about my site — I’ve worked hard tweaking the template to fit what I’d like Yankees Chick to look like. I wasn’t aware that you needed a blog on WordPress to post a comment on someone’s site, I thought all you needed was an email address. A while back, another MLBlogger moved over to WordPress and I just left comments using the email address I’ve always had and my name, and that was that. I have the same web address as before, so if you could, take a screen print of my post and email it to me, and let me know what it looks like for when you’re not logged in — maybe I can help you figure out where you need to go so you don’t have any further issues.

    Now, as for your comments about the series, I agree. Our pitching hasn’t been as much of an issue as our offense has, and I get a little annoyed at people who tell me that our offense is NOT a problem, because it is. I don’t know what more could be done to correct it, aside from hoping that slumping players eventually wake up.


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