Though I haven’t posted this in b/r, I still want my “article” posted so I’ll have it here. Comments, suggestions, and anything of the like are welcome. Thank you.
It all started with almost an hour of delay because of rain.
Mark Teixeira’s missed catch from Suzuki allowed the Seattle Mariners’ right fielder to earn a double RBI.
Ichiro Suzuki also earned a 2-run double in the fourth inning when
centre fielder Melky Cabrera missed Suzuki’s flyball to his territory.
As if those were not enough, another base was made available for Suzuki
in the ninth inning when Aceves missed to catch the ball from Mark
Teixeira, but it was accounted as an error of the first baseman. It
would’ve been the first out of the inning.
Next in line to Suzuki was first baseman Russell Branyan, who on the
first pitch of Aceves had hit all the way to the restaurant of the
The 2-run homer of Branyan was the last hit of the Mariners. It was
also the last stay in the mound of Aceves, who replaced CC Sabathia and
brought the last out of the sixth inning. David Robertson replaced
Determined not to let any more mishaps or whatever chance for the
Mariners, the next three hitters were all kept out of the bases by Mark
Jose Lopez popped out to Teixeira followed by DH Mike Sweeney who
grounded out to Robinson Cano then to the first baseman. The last
Mariner who grounded out was the first one to hit a homer, Franklin
Gutierrez who hit right back to David Robertson.
The last two runs of the ninth inning gave the Mariners an 8-4 win and kept the Pinstripers from sweeping the series.
The truth is I still wonder if I should post this in Bleacher Report.
Letters to Cleo – Cruel to be Kind
Watching Baseball and talking about what happened is quite hard when I
have to mention the time. Even if my readers are Filipinos (in my other
blogs), I still have to say “last night” and just add “(morning in
Manila)” because one time-line is not enough. I think I’ll just have
troublesome explaining it, so never mind.
The New York Yankees had their first game of the series against the Seattle Mariners. First game, first win. 8-5.
I wasn’t able to watch the game live on ESPN, but I was in MLB’s
Gameday. It’s where I am whenever ESPN Philippines isn’t showing any
live Baseball game. Like what I was doing lately, I was jotting down the game details.
I’d say the hero of the game was Melky Cabrera. I admire this guy. He’s
just so fun to watch and he’s a real team player. I’ve seen him making
sacrifice bunts for his team. He’s not playing for his own records.
He’s playing for his team.
Melky helped bring 3 runs for the Bombers. One of them was his.
The Yankees had their 6th straight win on Tuesday night. I hope they’ll win the series against the Mariners.
Wednesday night starting pitcher will be Andy Pettitte. How I wish ESPN
will show the game. I want to see Mr. Steel Gaze pitch. Perhaps I
just want to see the steel gaze of the pitcher.
By the way, 4 hours before the game, Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira had a chat with some fans. He answered questions about, of course, Baseball, including Mariano Rivera, his favourite ball player, tips for aspiring athletes, and the new Yankee Stadium. It was fun, though he haven’t answered a questioned I submitted. I should’ve submitted them earlier. I was online at least an hour before the appointed chat time. Losh!
Natasha Thomas – Sunshine After Rain