Happy 4th of July Yankees Fans

Happy 4th of July weekend Yankees fans. It’s a big weekend for the Bombers as they head to Chitty Field for the Subway Series. The Yankees have been destroying the National League so far today so I expect them to take at least two of three from them this weekend.

It’s also the Boss, George Steinbrenner’s birthday on Monday and the anniversary of Dave Righetti’s no hitter back in 1983. I’m sure there have been many other memorable 4th’s for the Yankees, but those are the best two I can think of off the top of my head.

Anyway, I am off for the weekend so this will be my last post until Tuesday. There are a few of Mike Sommer’s Classic Yankees series coming up starting with Bernie Williams today, Gil MacDougald on Saturday and Allie Reynolds on Sunday.

You can also use this as an open thread to discuss anything that happens over the weekend. This weekend’s starters are Ivan Nova, Bartolo Colon, and Freddy Garcia so obviously Colon is back. Jeter is expected back Monday unless he has a setback this weekend.

See you Tuesday.

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12 Responses to Happy 4th of July Yankees Fans

  1. Mike Sommer says:

    Friday night. The Yanks win 5-1 as Nunez goes 4 for 4 and Nova goes to 8-4. Despite 8-4, 4.12 after half the season, Nova's spot could be in jeopardy when Hughes returns. Imagine that. An 8-4 starter at the midpoint, and his spot is in danger. But such is that. Nunez almost 11th error turns into a big out on a questionable call. Ayala, Wade, Logan, Robertson and Mo get the last four innings after Nova went 5 in bend but don't break style.

  2. Mike Sommer says:

    Gordon optioned to AAA for Colon. Will start at SWB.

  3. Mike Sommer says:

    Saturday. Nunez continues his hot hitting with two doubles and a HR. Colon pitches as if he were never injured, 6 scoreless innings, Wade tosses 2 before the Meat Tray spoils the shutout, giving up 2 in the 9th. Granderson HRs, Cano has a 2-run triple. Yanks beat Mets 5-2. Colon goes to 6-3, 2.88.

  4. Mike Sommer says:

    Four Yankees will be starting in the All Star Game. Cano, Jeter, A-Rod and Granderson. Rivera and Martin were also selected. CC and Robertson were left off. You may argue that Jeter and Martin (.223) weren't worthy. Personally, I feel bad for Robertson. I hate that "every team must be represented" rule.

  5. Mike Sommer says:

    Sunday: Pendleton up, Nova down to SWB. Imagine. 8-4, 4.12 at the halfway point and he goes down.

  6. Mike Sommer says:

    I don't think they'd make the move, but if the Yanks are unhappy with Andruw Jones, Juan Rivera is available. Just DFA'd by Toronto.

  7. Mike Sommer says:

    Sunday: The Yanks 7-game winning streak came to an end in a painful manner. Twice Mo was one strike away but he couldn't finish the Mets off,as he gave up the tying run in the ninth. An error by Ramiro Pena seemed to enable the winning run to score, but Gardner (who should get a Gold Glove for his defense this year) threw the potential winning run out at the plate. No such luck in the 10th, as with two on, Pena made ANOTHER error, loading the bases. An ensuing single won the game for the Mets, 3-2. Pena has been a disappointment since his callup, and you have to expect him to be sent back down when Jeter is supposed to return on Monday. Pena had the one HR, but is 0 for his last 17, 2 for 21 overall, and has had BOTH a three-error and two-error game.

    • Susan says:

      I don't want Pena sent down he needs to be RELEASED. This guy is the biggest pile of crap in Yankee history by a mile.

    • Mike Sommer says:

      Make that 0 for his last 18, and 2 for 22.

  8. Mike Sommer says:

    Both Pena's errors came with two out.

  9. Mike Sommer says:

    Monday: It was a pitcher's duel into the seventh. 0-0 after six, and both hits were by the Indians. Teix broke up the no-no, Swisher got a 2-run double. But in the bottom half, AJ walked two, then gave up an RBI single to Shelley Duncan and a 3-run HR to Austin Kearns. Kearns, of all people. We remember how lousy he was last year for the Yanks, and Kearns entered this game .196-0-2 in 102 at bats, with 37 strikeouts. Granderson got #23 in the 8th to make it 4-3 but Cory Wade gave up a two-run HR and that was the final, Indians 6-3.