Tuesday, July 22, 2008

baseballlll

i've been blogging a lot lately. whatevs. jorge posada is back on the disabled list. this breaks my heart but it definitely needed to be done. he's been pretty worthless the entire season because he's been trying to play through his shoulder injury. he can't throw so he's been pretty easy to steal bases off of. the pain in his shoulder has been causing problems for him offensively as well. i think it's sad that he will probably have to miss the remainder of the last season at yankee stadium but he needs to get well so that this isn't a career ending situation. last night jonathan papelbon got a save on a technicality. they won the game 4-0 which normally doesn't appear to be a save. however, these are the qualifications for a save:
  1. He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one inning
  2. He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat or on deck
  3. He pitches for at least three innings
jon lester loaded the bases (clement, betancourt, and bloomquist) and one out (ichiro) before papelbon came in. so, the tying run (ibanez) was at bat and the potential go-ahead run was on deck (beltre). luckily for boston (which isn't actually lucky for me at all) ibanez grounded into a double play so they got out of that inning without a run being scored. things are tightening up in the al east race. woo! i really can't wait until august though because that's when things get really good. although, this weekend should be nice and tense as well.

4 comments:

Centrechick said...

I am looking forward to this weekend as well, any idea if we'll see the moose or not? I won't be complaining. No siree bob.

stefanie said...

moose is scheduled to pitch tomorrow so he won't be in the weekend series. total bummer because he's so delicious. and GOOD!

Centrechick said...

that is bad, I was hoping to see him in action

well, there's still at least one more time in september that they meet up

stefanie said...

andy pettitte is pitching this weekend. his bulge is always nice to stare at.