And Then They Were Tied…

So much for sole possession of first place…

The Yankees lost to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, 4-2.  Andy Pettitte gave up 4 runs in the first two innings, and the Yanks were never able to recover.


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After knocking in a run in the first inning, Alex Rodriguez did his best impression of the 2009 version of Big Papi as he stranded five runners on base.




The Yankees had every opportunity for late inning heroics, but it was a night of no magic or miracle comebacks.  Meanwhile, in Detroit, Josh Beckett and the Red Sox had a no-hitter going until the seventh inning, and ultimately won the game, 10-5.  So, this morning finds the Yankees and Red Sox perched atop the AL East Standings together.  Can they co-exist together?



Umm, probably not…

Julia has asked me to step aside, however, I’ll be the rude host and block her path!  Hopefully, the Yankees can rebound today when Chien-Ming Wang faces Brandon McCarthy in the final game of the three game series with the Texas Rangers.  Will we see the 2006-07 version of Wang, or will the April 2009 version make its ugly reappearance?  I am obviously praying for the former.  Phil Hughes should be available for long relief should Wang falter…and of course the ever reliable Alfredo Aceves.


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In Detroit, Tim Wakefield pitches against the Tigers’ Dontrelle Willis.  Wake has been the source of consistency for the Red Sox this season, so it will be a challenge for the Yanks to maintain a share of first place.  But, c’mon, an unhappy Julia is a great thing…at least when it comes to baseball!  So, hopefully today will see a Yankees win and a Red Sox loss.  The perfect day!



Have a great day!  Well, everyone except Red Sox fans…  πŸ˜‰






  1. juliasrants

    “An unhappy Julia is a good thing”? Pink Scott. The Jason Bay shirt is now PINK! Wakefield on the mound is a great thing for the Red Sox this afternoon – I hope you don’t trip on your way down my friend. It will be very interesting to see which Chien-Min Wang shows up today. Is it rude of me to be hoping to see the April 2009 version? I mean – you know how much I love the month of April – my birthday, the first sweep of the Yankees by the Red Sox…. πŸ˜‰

    Have a great day Scott! Even when the Red Sox win and the Yankees lose the rest of your day can be great – right? ;-D


  2. juliasrants

    Chien-Ming Wang’s next start is in Boston? So…I was wondering 1. What have you done to make the Yankees want you to lose to me; and 2. Have you picked out which Jason Bay Shirt you would like? And don’t worry – there will be a little something for Lou also! πŸ˜‰

    Have a great night!


  3. juliasrants

    As the song goes Scott – “2 out of 3 ain’t bad”. Your Yankees and Lakers both won. And I’d like to be sorry that the Red Sox ruined your perfect day, but I can’t be! lol! I’m loving the view from up here – and I’m hoping the rain will hold off tonight so the Red Sox can get their game in and I can have this spot all too myself. Have a great day! And sorry, but “Julia is still happy!” πŸ˜‰


  4. juliasrants

    So – why is your blog (this particular post) a recommended post on Ian Browne’s blog? You know – the Red Sox beatwriter? So – are you really a Red Sox fan and you are just in denial? lol!! Red Sox-Phillies game is starting back up – can you keep rooting for the Phillies? πŸ˜‰


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