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ALDS Game 1: Yankees at Twins

Outstanding piching performances in today’s first two Division Series games… Lee going for 7 IP with 10 K’s and 1 ER.  Oh, and Roy Halladay pitched a no-no against the Red’s high powered offense.

NY Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins

Target Field

8:37 start time, TBS

8:37 First pitch to Jeter, fastball from Liriano taken outside for a strike.

8:39 Jeter strikes out swinging.  We’re doomed.   /sarcasm

8:41 I wish the Yankees had a theme song like they did last year with “Empire State of Mind”

8:42 well that was quick.  3 up, 3 down, Twins coming up to bat in the bottom of the first

8:45 I’m really diggin the TBS Pitch Trax.

8:48 the big man fielding his position well, one out with that sac bunt, Span in scoring position with 1 out

8:51 CC gets Mauer swinging on a good breaking ball.

8:52 ground ball up the middle that CC tries to kick, through his legs and naturally Robbie Cano is behind the bag to throw out Young at first to end the inning.

8:57 ARod and Cano with bad swings on pitches, 2 quick outs.

9:02 2 runners on after Thames walks and Posada slaps a single through the right side.  Up to Granderson.

9:03 Caught.  One hopper to Cuddyer, steps on the bag to end the inning.

9:07 CC drills Thome in the right shoulder.  Clearly unintentional but will be interesting to see if there’s any retalliation.

9:08 and just like that it’s 2-0 as Michael Cuddyer hits a line drive over the centerfield wall into the trees.

9:12 Sabathia’s slider looks much better than his fastball so far

9:20 Gardner seeing a ton of pitches.. I like it.  Works a 7-pitch leadoff walk.  GGBG

9:25 Jeter drops one in front of Delmon Young in leftfield on a 3-2 offspeed pitch.  2 on, no out.

9:31 Liriano making us look silly.  Swisher and Teixeira fly out, Rodriguez goes down swinging.

9:41 with Hudson going on 3-2.  Mauer taps to Teix far off first, footrace to the bag and Teixeira slides for the out, but Hudson makes it to third hustling all the way

9:42 swing and a miss, and the pitch deflects off the heel of Posada’s pitch.  Ball rolls into Minnesota’s dugout and Hudson scores.  3-0 Twins.

9:46 Thome hits into the shift to Cano, to end the inning. Yankees coming up, and need to string together some hits before it’s too late

9:52 that inning ended so fast that I didn’t even know it happened until I heard the crowd roar as Posada was rung up by home plate umpire.  1-2-3 innings are killer at bat

10:03 Shit My Dad Says, “They gotta get goin here!”

10:07 Bill’s gettin angry.

10:22 Liriano sits down 10 straight.  Yankees beating themselves: CC’s hit-by-pitch

10:22: Almost forgot about Craig Sager’s Joker suits.  Atrocious.

10:23 Teix with a double.  Time to cash in and get rid of that goose egg.

10:26 ARod walks on 3-2 on a pitch that looked closer to the plate than Pitch Trax accounted for.  Cano up

10:27 Cano blasts one past Cuddyer at first into rightfield, almost took Alex’s legs out  Teix scores, not sure why ARod isn’t at third.  Thought Kubel’s arm was trash in RF?

10:33 pitch number 103 for Liriano is lined over the head of Orlando Hudson, Posada with his second hit to RF, this one an RBI single scoring ARod.  Teix stays put at third, 3-2 game in the sixth

10:36 Granderson quiets the crowd after hitting a mile high flyball off the electronic scoreboard in right-center.  2 come in as they were running with two outs and Grandy is on third, Minnesota going to the bullpen.

10:42 Need a shutdown inning from Carsten Charles

10:46 close call there, my father says “ohhh shiiiittttt kiss that baby goodbye” as I keep my eyes on Gardner, who settled right under it at the track.  Hit the weights, Delmon.

10:50 Gardner can’t come up with the catch, would have been quite the web gem.  Thankfully Thome was running and doesn’t score there.  Kubel up with 2 out, runners on second and third.

10:54 the rookie Valencia up with the bases loaded, Sabathia walks him to score the tying run.  Get it together big guy.

10:57 CC strikes out Hardy to end that threat, but so much for that “shutdown inning” as Twins tie game at 4.

11:03 Swishy goin up the middle, standing on 1st with 1 out, Teixeira and ARod up next.

11:07 the quietest home run I’ve ever seen.  No commentary, no crowd reaction.  A Teixecution!  Yankees back on top 6-4 in the top of the 7th.

11:15 ARod swipes second.  Haven’t seen him take off in so long

11:20 Logan the LOOGY’s in with Span, Hudson, Mauer due up in the 7th

11:29 great job by Logan, who gets first two lefty’s out, and Mauer grounds a ball into rightfield that Teixeira probably gets to.  Mauer’s on first now, Girardi going to his pen once again.

11:36 D-Rob gets Thome to swing at a curve in the dirt to end the inning after the walk to Young.  Interesting to see if you let Robertson start the 8th or hand it over to Kerry Wood.

11:54 Kerry Wood looks pretty nasty

11:58 gotta love infield hits.  Mo getting ready in the pen. 2 on, 1 out in the 8th.  I’d love a double play here, who wouldn’t?

12:00 got the ground ball, but hit too slowly to turn two.  Joe coming out the mound to take the ball, in comes #42.  In Mo We Trust.

12:07 After a 3-0 count, Rivera gets Span to ground to short to end the inning.Whew.

12:22 Line drive to Golson in right, makes a shoe string catch but umpires call it a base hit.  6 umpires for the ALDS and they all get it wrong.  Can see ARod mouthing, “no grass.”  Umps get together and keep the call.  Replays show its a catch.  Can you imagine if that’s how Game 1 ended?

12:24 no harm, no foul.  ARod catches Thome’s popup to third.  3 broken bats for Mo in the 9th, nice.

12:24 Ballgame over.  Yankees win Game 1 of the ALDS.  Bedtime.

  1. Professor D's J-School
    October 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Will you be live blogging tonight’s game?

    • October 7, 2010 at 2:13 pm

      I’ll be at McSwiggan’s watching it tonight, and making note of what everyone around me’s saying… was going to do another one for the ALCS now that they’ve advanced.

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