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Rodriguez goes deep, Pettitte gets the win

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 23, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez hit his ninth home run, Andy Pettitte picked up his ninth win and the Yankees beat the Diamondbacks 9-3 tonight in Arizona. The Yankees have come to expect this sort of thing from Pettitte — he went seven innings, allowing two runs — but it was Rodriguez who gave a somewhat unexpected boost with his first home run since June 3. The top four hitters in the Yankees lineup each had two hits, and Colin Curtis capped a six-run eighth with his first big league hit, a deep two-run double to center field.

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Associated Press photo of Rodriguez and Jeter.

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31 Responses to “Rodriguez goes deep, Pettitte gets the win”

  1. Bret the Hitman June 23rd, 2010 at 12:47 am

    G. Love June 23rd, 2010 at 12:40 am
    Bret,

    Phil isn’t just earning respect in the clubhouse. He’s earning it around the league.

    He’s most likely going to be an all star.

    Right now, Joba is far from that.

    You can’t tell me he’s not jealous and hopefully motivated to prove he can do that and better.

    He threw the ball tonight like a different pitcher. We haven’t seen a fastball like that in years.

    Something clicked and I doubt it’s the just AZ heat.

    I hope he goes on a run and this just wasn’t a flash of the old Joba.
    **************

    Phil’s all-star appearance most definitely can’t be ignored by Joba so you’re right about that. I think seeing Phil rise in the clubhouse on a daily basis eats away at Joba. So while the fans, the team and all of MLB has recognized and is falling for Phil, Joba is running out of equity. Joba’s gonna have to dig deep and lose the stubborn schtick.

    Now more than ever, in light of Phil’s big splash, Joba Chamberlain might just be as coachable as he was in 2007 and early 2008. In the meantime, he could be regaining some of the strength and conditioning losses that happened after his shoulder tendonitis in late 2008.

    Top of the rotation starter.

    Phil battled to get there.

    Maybe Joba sees that he’s got to put in the work and dedication to make it happen.

  2. Betsy - prove it, Phil June 23rd, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Lots of good things tonight. I can not believe Andy; I really would love to see him start the ASG………….

    Nice to see Alex starting to hit; he did say he was feeling better recently.

    Congrats to Colin Curtis – it’s wonderful to see a young man live out his dream.

  3. Nick in SF June 23rd, 2010 at 12:49 am

    “…if the Knicks were in the finals.”

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    Ooooh, gotta shrug that off and enjoy tonight’s win.

  4. Betsy - prove it, Phil June 23rd, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Aww, Curtis’ dad was so happy and proud; that’s wonderful to see

  5. CR9 June 23rd, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Great win tonight!

  6. Rich in NJ June 23rd, 2010 at 12:49 am

    You really need to put up these postgame threads more quickly, Chad… ;)

  7. Betsy - prove it, Phil June 23rd, 2010 at 12:50 am

    How old is Curtis? His dad looks young………

  8. Joba Tips his Cap June 23rd, 2010 at 12:51 am

    let’s win 3 out of next 4.

  9. chan ho's runs June 23rd, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Great game, really happy for Colin.

  10. GreenBeret7 June 23rd, 2010 at 12:52 am

    The Yanks have a great chance to have three 10 game+ winners at the break/half way point.

    I’ll settle on having 5 starters between 15 and 17 wins at the end of the season.

  11. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 23rd, 2010 at 12:52 am

    GB7 -

    My Colin Curtis did good tonight, huh? :)

  12. SAS June 23rd, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Doreen,

    He did great.

  13. GreenBeret7 June 23rd, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Yeah, Doreen, your son-by-proxy had a huge night. Very happy for him. Now, we’ll just wait for the flood to roll in from Trenton. at the end of the year, I’d really like to see PJ Pilittere get a call-up and a couple of at bats. He’s been plugging his way through the system for years and this year, he’s hitting and driving in some big runs.

  14. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 23rd, 2010 at 1:02 am

    SAS -

    I hope he can hang around for a while.

  15. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 23rd, 2010 at 1:04 am

    GB7 -

    Pilittere would definitely deserve it. :)

  16. Patrick June 23rd, 2010 at 1:05 am

    “Patrick, you rooting for the Red Sox or the Giants this weekend? ”

    Argh… well, the Giants. Even if we had more money on the bet I’d root for the Giants over the Sox.

    “I know you were kidding Patrick.. hence my . I was teasing YOU in return.”

    Sorry, the smiley didn’t offset the tone of your message. Then again, tone doesn’t really translate over the internet :P

    “I’m not about to get into a battle of wits with you because you are totally unarmed. I’d rather be a 130 year old geezer than a 10 year old notty nosed brat like quite a few on here.”

    So am I a 10 year old notty nosed brat or a witless fool? Both?

    Please let me know. I figure, if I have to check with you before I post something negative on an internet blog then I should probably get your opinion on everything.

    Should I eat oatmeal or eggs tomorrow morning? tia

  17. GreenBeret7 June 23rd, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Pilttere has always been a good defensive catcher. He just never hit much, but, it wouldn’t shock me to see him as a system coach someday.

  18. XLJ June 23rd, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Colin Curtis is a young Paul O’Neill. And Gardner is Lenny Dykstra before the steroids! This offseason the yanks need to trade Curtis Granderson for Matt Cain!!! Granderson services are no longer needed.

  19. Patrick June 23rd, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Ok I’m going to bed now. I’ll make sure to check the blog when I wake up so I can see what GB7 tells me to eat. I’m so witless I need his help

  20. GreenBeret7 June 23rd, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Colin Curtis is nowhere near a “young Paul O’Neill”. He doesn’t have that kind of power.

  21. SAS June 23rd, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Doreen,

    With a lefty going tomorrow night, how about Colin starting in place of Granderson????

  22. Carl June 23rd, 2010 at 1:24 am

    # GreenBeret7 June 23rd, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Colin Curtis is nowhere near a “young Paul O’Neill”. He doesn’t have that kind of power.

    Young Babe Ruth?

  23. Nick in SF June 23rd, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Do we have a young Wally Backman in the pipeline?

  24. vblade June 23rd, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Colin Curtis was great tonight, but let’s not hand him a starting job yet, shall we…?

    It’s the same kind of fascination with young players (aka the silly Cervelli over Posada starting C advocates) that seems to have been the norm lately.

    Let the young players prove themselves off the bench over a prolonged period of AB’s and see what happens. Small sample sizes aren’t the way to go.

  25. vblade June 23rd, 2010 at 1:28 am

    BTW I see that retard Philly Phitins isn’t around, thankfully. Maybe it’s past his bedtime.

  26. G. Love June 23rd, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I’m always on the look out for a young Henry Cotto.

  27. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos June 23rd, 2010 at 1:31 am

    SAS -

    I don’t think so. Curtis the Grand is also a favorite of mine. :)

  28. CanoJOBAJeterFan June 23rd, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Egad! Where are the Joba lovers and I know they are out there. It appears that Yankee fans, and I use that term loosely, either love Joba or hate him.

    GB7 had some good points about Joba’s pitching. Did you haters read them. And how long did it take what’s her name after she began posting again to say negative things about Joba. I guess she doesn’t understand the word “negative”. Look it up in your Funk and Wagnall.

    OMG, this board has become a troll-mentality. No wonder the usual astute posters are staying away. Even GB7 and Nick from wherever can’t save this board.

    Dang it, be positive you knuckleheads! This is a good Yankee team.

  29. Tucker June 23rd, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I was at the game tonite and last nite. I’ll say this for Colin Curtis- the ball sounds right coming off his bat. He also looks like he belongs. Can’t say the same for Russo or Huffman. I think the Yanks expect Curtis to stay with the big club for awhile.

  30. Nick in SF June 23rd, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Well, I’m only one person.

  31. MTS June 23rd, 2010 at 4:28 am

    vblade says:
    June 23, 2010 at 1:27 am
    Colin Curtis was great tonight, but let’s not hand him a starting job yet, shall we…?
    _______________________
    Big V always starts arguments with farmies.

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