Riding in Grand Style!
The nice thing about the way Curtis Granderson is playing? I have not heard a single word this season about regrets for sending Austin Jackson and Phil Coke to the Detroit Tigers and Ian Kennedy to the Arizona Diamondbacks for the Grandy Man.
Granderson continues to amaze and impress me as he launched his 16th home run of the season today against the New York Mets. It’s too bad the rest of the team hasn’t taken his offensive queue. He is clearly the team’s MVP at this point in the season. I don’t expect that to last the entire season as Robinson Cano will re-establish himself as the team’s best player at some point. But I am very proud of the work that Granderson has done with hitting coach Kevin Long, and I am very pleased he is wearing pinstripes.
What, no home runs?
With today’s win, the Yankees took 2 of 3 from the Mets after dropping the series opener. The Yanks trailed today’s game 3-1 until they broke out for 8 runs in the bottom of the 7th. It was nice to see the team explode for the offensive outburst without having to rely upon home runs to do it. The scoring plays came on three singles and a double.
Legends moving closer…
Derek Jeter picked up a couple of hits to move within 25 hits of 3,000. It is exciting to think that DJ will become the Yankee with 3,000 hits in their storied and illustrious history. Also, Mariano Rivera needs just one more appearance to become the 15th pitcher to appear in 1,000 games. But , according to the LoHud Yankees Blog, he will become the first pitcher to do it with one team.
Once a Bridesmaid, always a Bridesmaid…
My dreams of the San Jose Sharks making it to the Stanley Cup took a severe hit today as the Sharks lost 4-2 to the Vancouver Canucks to go down 3 games to 1 in the Western Conference Finals. It will be very difficult for the Sharks to dig out of their current hole against a team like the Canucks. I had really been hoping for the Sharks to make it to the Stanley Cup to play the Boston Bruins. After so many Yankees-Red Sox battles between me and Julia (of Julia’s Rants), it would have been nice to move our battles to the ice. At this point, Julia has a better chance of making it to the Stanley Cup as her Bruins are currently tied at 2 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. Win or lose, I will continue to root for Julia’s team to make it to the championship series.
Where’s Michael Jordan when you need him? 😉 j/k
In the NBA, I am pulling for the Dallas Mavericks and the Chicago Bulls. However, I recognize that a final with the Mavericks and the Miami Heat is the more probable outcome. I don’t want to take anything away from the very good Oklahoma City Thunder but I don’t see how Dallas loses their conference finals. As for Chicago and Miami, there’s obviously too much talent on the Heat to fail at this point. Chicago is definitely an up and coming team but this will not be their year…yet. Still, it would be nice to see an upset…