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Yankees make it five straight with a series sweep

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 22, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Remember two weeks ago, when this season seemed like a lost cause? Don’t look now, but the Yankees are suddenly 3.5 games out of the wild card race after finishing off a series sweep with a 5-3 win against the Blue Jays this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have won five straight as they head into a big weekend series against Tampa Bay. They’ve beaten the Blue Jays in 12 of 13 games this season, and today they took the lead amid complete confusion when Vernon Wells sent a ball into center field that seemed to be caught, only to have the umpires ruled that it dropped (Eduardo Nunez had tagged up at third base just in case). The Yankees went on to tack on three much-need insurance runs to seal the win. Andy Pettitte allowed one run through six innings, Curtis Granderson hit a game-tying home run off J.A. Happ — the same pitcher who broke Granderson’s arm in spring training — and Dave Robertson filled Mariano Rivera’s shoes in the ninth, getting his second save of the year.

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101 Responses to “Yankees make it five straight with a series sweep”

  1. igotid88 August 22nd, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Footsteps

  2. igotid88 August 22nd, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Sorry Yankeefem

  3. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Nice pic. Keep the intensity. 3 1/2, and no quit in sight. Go Yanks!

  4. luis August 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    We are on a roll…. Hopefully we will continue it in Tampa…. Great match up tomorrow… Hopefully our lineup will do some damage to Archer

  5. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    id, feel free to spread the word and share the joy! :mrgreen:

  6. luis August 22nd, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    This is definitely a much better team than the one the Rays faced a few weeks ago… Let’s get the series!!

  7. yonkel21 August 22nd, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    So if Girardi trusts Claiboirne enough to hand him the 8th in a 2 run game, why in the world was he ever sent down in the first place? TOTAL mismanagement.

  8. UnKnown August 22nd, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    “3 1/2 – footsteps.”

    6 – Pitter Patter Pitter Patter

  9. tomingeorgia August 22nd, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Very gratifying, go boys!

  10. luis August 22nd, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Claiborne to me will set up next season… I love his demeanor and overall stuff… His CU is sooo good

    I say let’s continue the broom fest…. Let’s sweep Tampa on their home turf!! Team Greedy at it’s best!!

  11. luis August 22nd, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I am out…Later guys

  12. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    No matter what happens this has been a great job by a Team wracked with injuries all season long.

    And a terrific job of managing by Girardi.

  13. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Unknown, QFT. I definitely have my sights set on the division, as I have since massacre 3 weekend.

  14. blake August 22nd, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence at all that Andy started pitching better when they started winning…..I’m NL saying he wasn’t trying before but at his age he didnt come back to be on some mediocre 4th place team…..he came back for the rush of a pennant chase.

    I think maybe he was having a hard time focusing in games that didnt matter…..it could be that he just was in a slump and figured it out but I do think this run has got his juices flowing again

  15. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Love the big energy by Alex in this game: great base running and D.

  16. blake August 22nd, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Just an amazing and very unexpected thing (for me anyway) that this team is doing….

  17. Pat M. August 22nd, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    This NY Yankee ballclub is showing some real heart. They’ve become relevant again ever since leaving Chi-Town . Had they just played .500 on that road trip they’d be only 1 1/2 back. Oh well Tampa next and leaving there with 2 wins and all is well

  18. RhapsodyInBlue August 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    AP looked like AP.

    Look out Tampa!

  19. tomingeorgia August 22nd, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Mister MTU,
    Hope you had a great hike today. Very odd schedule for me today, have to hit the hay. See you in the morning, maybe.

  20. J2L August 22nd, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    6 more games against the jay ????

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    blake, yup. He has even alluded to lack of run support in other starts, which surprised me somewhat, although it was just the bald truth.

    Andy is smelling October and it’s focused him.

  22. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I didn’t think Andy was pitching that badly, slow starts and an occasional location issue, but also some very good innings. I expected him to improve. I also absolutely expected Andy to win that Friday game in Boston. I did my part, wearing my Pettitte jersey all day in RI. And don’t underrate the songs I have been playing the days of Andy’s starts. Andy knows which ones they are. ;)

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Love the big energy by Alex in this game: great base running and D.
    ///

    Alex has <3

    Soon, we get Jete back :)

  24. blake August 22nd, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Andy thrives on pressure on the big stage….it’s not that far fetched that it wouldn’t be as sharp in games that didnt matter as much……

    I still don’t know if they complete the journey but at least they have given us a ride here…..the puzzle has started coming together ….the last pieces are Jeter and CC…..need those two back

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I did my part, wearing my Pettitte jersey all day in RI. And don’t underrate the songs I have been playing the days of Andy’s starts. Andy knows which ones they are. ;)
    ///

    Warriors :)

  26. blake August 22nd, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve said it several times but it’s his incredibly sad that Alex didnt believe in how good he was naturally…..he could have been a legend right beside Jeter

  27. mnmboys August 22nd, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Archer, Price, Cobb on deck. Need to keep it going with good pitching and timely hitting.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    In the clearing stands a boxer,
    And a fighter by his trade
    And he carries the reminders
    Of ev’ry glove that laid him down
    Or cut him till he cried out
    In his anger and his shame,
    “I am leaving, I am leaving.”
    But the fighter still remains

  29. jacksquat August 22nd, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Yankees, f€£$ yeah! :mrgreen:

  30. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    blake, the road to redemption is always open

  31. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I keep missing Jeet’s AB’s.

    Pruf, good choice.

  32. ken tats August 22nd, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    A-rod! A-rod!

  33. blake August 22nd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Just read Brauns statement….at least he owned it in writing even if he didnt say it in person

  34. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Have a good sleep Mister Tom.

    Hike was excellent.

  35. MG August 22nd, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I didn’t expect a sweep until they won yesterday’s game, I just figured they would find a way to win today.

    This is the real Yankees team, if they had all their guys for the whole season they would most likely be in 1st place by 5 or 6 games by now.

    As it is, the rest of the AL has to be looking over their shoulders right now.

    They really need to win the series against the Rays but it won’t be the end of the season if they don’t as well-that would have been the case if they hadn’t gone on this streak.

  36. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    TB at TB will be a real test.

    Let’s see what happens.

    Gonna need some excellent pitching.

  37. blake August 22nd, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    2 of 3 against the Rays sends a real statement with a little more than a month to go

  38. igotid88 August 22nd, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    id, feel free to spread the word and share the joy! :mrgreen:

    You may use Ca-Yes as well

  39. Pat M. August 22nd, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    MG…..Well the good news is that all the guys who are coming back are fresh and well rested for the stretch run

  40. SoS August 22nd, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    What is up feelas!!
    You smell that? Its the smell of first place. Whats rightfully ours. It should be called yanks place in bsseball vocab. Wildcard was made for first losers. Wildcard shmildcard.we will take this division and soxwill go fishing in sept..
    Btw hells bells on radio. Coincedence? I think not.
    Go Yanks!

  41. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Pat M, I agree. If this team makes it all the way back, what was a disadvantage now becomes a huge edge.

  42. MG August 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Pat M. August 22nd, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    MG…..Well the good news is that all the guys who are coming back are fresh and well rested for the stretch run
    —————
    I’ve been thinking the same thing-all of the older guys (except for Ichiro) aren’t run down and should be fresh for the rest of the season…

  43. jacksquat August 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Yanks have + run differential for the first time in a long time.

  44. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    id, I appreciate it. :)

  45. GregD August 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I want to send Ryan Dempster flowers…anyone got an address?

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    You smell that? Its the smell of first place. Whats rightfully ours.
    ////

    Amen

  47. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Yes, the freshness aspect is critical. Have loved that aspect of this team, whereas a team like ours with the age factor over the course of a long season would have gotten worn down. We are much more dangerous this way.

  48. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Don’t underestimate Alex’s leadership on this team. His face after the Dempster beaning said it all. He wasn’t going to be denied.

  49. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Yes, the freshness aspect is critical. Have loved that aspect of this team, whereas a team like ours with the age factor over the course of a long season would have gotten worn down. We are much more dangerous this way.
    ///

    Yep, been saying so for a while now. We can mitigate against age, which would have been an issue. We got younger without actually getting younger, if we make it, that is.

  50. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Color me skeptical until we take care of TB.

    ;)

  51. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    GregD August 22nd, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    I want to send Ryan Dempster flowers…anyone got an address?
    __
    Just address it to the Dumpster that stands outside Fenway Park. :)

  52. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Seeing that Jeet swing again during the Railriders highlights just warms my heart.

    MTU, hope you had a good hike. How’s the little one doing?

  53. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    MTU, tough pitching staff we have to face, but today we faced a stingy pitcher and scored enough runs to win.

    How’s the pup doing?

  54. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    MTU, we need our secret weapon Jeet against Price. ;) But we are on a roll… Just have to continue to pitch and have good AB’s.

  55. MG August 22nd, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    blake August 22nd, 2013 at 8:16 pm
    2 of 3 against the Rays sends a real statement with a little more than a month to go
    ——————-
    Archer hasn’t been as good as he was in July recently-he’s been giving up the long ball and that’s not a good thing against this real Yankees lineup…

  56. jacksquat August 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Sweep the Rays, run them over.

    What is best in life?

    To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

  57. GregD August 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I would love for us to take 2 of 3 from the Rays………

  58. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Donnie Collins@RailRidersTT 11m
    Even with the rain falling, Jeter is jogging out to short. Neither rain nor sleet nor snow will keep him from his appointed five innings.
    ___
    I assume that means he is feeling good.

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Our new-minted right-handed power is a good match for the Trop :)

  60. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    YF/JAP-

    Overall much better.

    Still have some issues with his eyes.

    Thank you for asking.

    Hike was terrific.

    Here’s a few photos :

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109721757058432487394/albums/5915048602309712641?authkey=CIzq843iu-LeggE

    One of my favorite local Canyons.

  61. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    YF-

    I’d love to have Jeter back.

    :)

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    MTU, very glad to hear that. Nice pics :D

  63. blake August 22nd, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I said this earlier…..but what I boob dumpster looks like in all of this

  64. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks JAP.

    My pleasure.

  65. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    JAP/YF-

    Don’t know if you saw these form the Pow WoW I attended :

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/109721757058432487394/albums/5913604954641237057?authkey=CMvn8rPPj-qHsgE

    Enjoy.

  66. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Dempster trying to play vigilante was an embarrassment

  67. UnKnown August 22nd, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    This is as much fun as I have had watching this team in a long time. Probably all the way back to 2010 at least.

  68. UnKnown August 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    J Al

    Never mess with the Big Dog! :wink:

  69. blake August 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock says:
    August 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    Dempster trying to play vigilante was an embarrassment

    He should stick to Harry carry impressions

  70. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    MTU, good to hear. I will keep him and you all in my thoughts. Yes, I was just looking in my gmail and saw the pow wow pics. The pictures tell many stories. I really enjoyed them and the ones you just posted. Thanks for sharing.

  71. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    UnKnown August 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    J Al

    Never mess with the Big Dog! :wink:
    ///

    You know, Unknown, I have to just shake my head at Dempster and the watching world, including some posters here, who just I guess thought Alex was going to curl up in a fetal position and die.

    The b*tch is back, baby

  72. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Nunie’s had some great AB’s, btw.

  73. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    YF-

    You’re most welcome.

    I’m glad you enjoyed them.

    Thanks for prayers.

    :)

  74. BronxBorn August 22nd, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    MTU… great pix my friend.

  75. GMAN August 22nd, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Alex Rodriquez is a great baseball player with a flawed personality… he made awful decisions in going the PEDS route… the PEDS era continues to this day… it remains the PEDS era because MLB has sanctioned it to be so… see their laughably flimsy testing methodology… Players can still have testosterone levels about 2 to 3 times normal levels… And still not fail the test… It’s an aptitude test… You have to be stupid to fail the test… Bud…The Commissioner should have been fired by the owners at 10 yrs ago. He presided over the modern PEDS era in baseball and looked the other way… Until well after Jose Canseco’s book started the wheels if federal investigation of the use of PEDS by MLB players

  76. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks Bronx.

    The pleasure is all mine.

  77. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    He should stick to Harry carry impressions
    ///

    he may need a day job soon. who else can he do?

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    MTU – colorful stuff. Was it a spectator thing or interactive?

  79. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    JAP-

    Spectator only.

  80. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    MTU, was it spiritual?

  81. UnKnown August 22nd, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Keep banging that drum.

    Just win baby!

    I want to feed Maddon to those live rays at the Trop this weekend in that tank in the outfield. Time to take the season completely over. #13 :evil:

  82. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    JAP-

    Absolutely.

    Dancing, Singing, and Drumming.

    Outfits were intricate and beautifully designed.

    Southern Paiute Tribe. Kaibab band.

  83. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    GMAN – what it is.

  84. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    SWB RailRiders@swbrailriders 18m
    Derek Jeter gets an RBI on a single up the middle, and the RailRiders trim the deficit to 5-2 in the sixth.
    ________
    Jeet is out of the game now. 2/3 with a double, run and rbi.

  85. champ809 August 22nd, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    The Yanks really need to try to sweep the Rays. The most important game is tomorrow’s game. Like the immortal Mariano Duncan said to set off the last dynasty run…”we play today we win today that’s it

  86. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    JAP-

    Absolutely.

    Dancing, Singing, and Drumming.

    Outfits were intricate and beautifully designed.

    Southern Paiute Tribe. Kaibab band.
    ///

    Wow. Looks and sounds great. The “civilized” life is over rated :D. I have an eternally postponed plan to show up at one of these drumming circles that are always offered around here.

    I would love to disappear for a while into some mountain and drink green tea and yak milk and not speak for days. Small bowl of rice with three or four azuki beans in it. Listen to singing bowls and the breeze…after we capture No. 28, of course…

  87. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I want to feed Maddon to those live rays at the Trop this weekend in that tank in the outfield
    ///

    Unknown, you make me look circumspect. LOL

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    champ809 August 22nd, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    The Yanks really need to try to sweep the Rays.
    ///

    I hope we’ve just forgotten how to lose.

  89. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Trenton is tied 2-2 in the 6th. Huge game, especially with NH winning. Wild card lead would be down to two games in the loss column if Trenton loses.

  90. yankeefeminista August 22nd, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Check that. Turley just gave up the go ahead run. Groan. Venditte coming in.

  91. J. Alfred Prufrock August 22nd, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    YF – I’m tuning in.

  92. JobaTipsHisCap August 22nd, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    4 game sweep is sweet!

  93. randy l. August 22nd, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    five in a row

    just what was needed.

    this new alex yankee team is kind of interesting.

    jeter can only add to it.

  94. Jesus Bustero August 22nd, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Clubhouse leader = Soriano

  95. Tar August 22nd, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I forget which interview it was (recently)where someone asked Alex about if his base stealing days are over. He just pointed to his head and said i steal with this, not my legs. I thought that was pretty cool.

    He’s done some dumb things with his personal life, but there is denying his baseball acumen.

  96. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    A few more guys need to get hot to really make this motor run.

    Gonna need all eight cylinders and max horsepower.

    Positraction rear end. No slippage.

    ;)

  97. Tar August 22nd, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    BronxBorn its great to see you posting.

    Hope everything is the just the way it should be with you and your family. :D

  98. MTU August 22nd, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    El Otro ——–>

  99. El Yanki August 22nd, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Alex played solid 3rd today..bring Jeet back and let’s go get the AL east,this team can do it

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