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The Score Truck Arriveth

Posted By Alex Belth On May 31, 2010 @ 4:27 pm In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

And how [1]. It ripped into the piece this afternoon delivering line drive-bat-crackin’-goodness.

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It was a close game for six innings, good pitcher’s duel between Andy Pettitte and Mitch Talbot. Every team in baseball wore white hats today, including the Yankees. I usually don’t go in for alternative NY caps, aesthetically not morally, but these looked good. And Pettitte looked regal and in command in the middle of the beautiful field on a nice spring day, hot but with a breeze.

Alex Rodriguez hit a solid line drive to right center field for a two-out RBI in the first. He whiffed in his next at bat and then got hit with a pitch. Now it was the bottom of the seventh and the bases were juiced because the Indians intentionally walked Mark Teixeira to pitch to him, Yanks holding a 2-1 lead.

Paul O’Neill had been talking about Alex being due to bust out sometime over the next couple of days on the YES broadcast. So Rodriguez gets into a fastball and hits a bomb to dead center, good for the 20th grand slam of his career. Only Manny and Lou Gehrig have more. Rodriguez needs four more for the all-time lead.

Robbie was hitching round the back bumber of the score truck, stepped up after the slam and lined a solo homer to right. Later, Rodriguez added an RBI double. Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher had two hits each, and Brett Gardner had three. Eleven runs in all, a series win, and a damn fine way to make up for what happened on Saturday.

Final Score: Yankees 11, Indians 1 [3].

Good show boys, good show. And oh, by the way, Andy Pettitte is 7-1, with a 2.48 ERA. Not bad for an old man.

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(Here we go, yo [5])

It’s gunna be a good summer [6].”

[Photo Credit: Bags [7] and AP Photo/Frank Franklin II [8]]


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[1] And how: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/01/sports/baseball/01yankees.html?ref=baseball

[2] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/get-attachment.aspx_1.jpeg

[3] Yankees 11, Indians 1: http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=300531110&teams=cleveland-indians-vs-new-york-yankees

[4] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/get-attachment.aspx_2.jpeg

[5] Here we go, yo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z3EldiNEyk

[6] It’s gunna be a good summer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099685/

[7] Bags: http://bagnostian.tumblr.com/

[8] AP Photo/Frank Franklin II: http://www.bronxbanterblog.comAP Photo/Frank Franklin II

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