Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Instant Replay, Instant Home Run (Postgame Notes 3 September 2008)

Alex Rodriguez is always at the center of everything.

Therefore, it's not much of a surprise that Alex was involved in the very first use of instant replay.

Lucky for him, the call went his way and he passed Michael Schmidt for 12th on the all time home run list, and broke open a 6-3 ball game.

For the first time since then end of July, the Yankees have won a series against a team with a record better than .500, and in doing so against Tampa, they may very possibly set some interesting things in motion, and Boston is now just three games behind Tampa.

Carl Pavano was not great, but the Yankees won the game and there is not much more one can ask for at this point.

As for the bullpen, Edwar Ramirez got lucky, Phil Coke apparently should have been called up earlier, Brian Bruney was excellent and Jose Veras was shaky, but they got the job done.

Of late the Yankee offense seems to have finally woken up a little bit, having scored 8, 7, 13 and 6 in four of their last five, but they will have to keep this up pretty much the entire month if they are going to have a legitimate shot at the playoffs.


Today marks the one year anniversary of PBP. Thank you to everyone that's kept reading over the year--this has become so much more than I ever thought it would.

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