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Alex Rodriguez fouled off a 2-0 fastball right over the plate in his second at bat against James Shields tonight, didn’t even put a good swing on it. When Rodriguez is hitting well, he crushes that pitch. Shields didn’t mince around and came at Rodriguez with nothing but fastballs, but with the count 3-2 he tried to get fancy and sneak a change up past Rodriguez. “He did him a favor,” said Al Leiter on the YES broadcast after Rodriguez hit a long home run into the left field seats. Rodriguez hit another homer, this one to straight away center, in his next at bat, a sight for sore eyes indeed. Jorge Posada added a couple of hits, Brett Gardner had three, and both Derek Jeter and Chris Dickerson had RBI singles.

Ivan Nova allowed one run. When he got into trouble David Robertson came to the rescue and when Robertson got in trouble, Joba Chamberlain rescued him. By the time the 9th rolled around the Yanks had a five-run lead and so Mariano Rivera, who had been warming up, sat down and Amauri Sanit came in. Sanit got a couple of outs but then walked a man and allowed a run-scoring double. So Mo saved him, though not the game, got Johnny Damon to ground out to first, and that, as they say, was that.

Final Score: Yanks 6, Rays 2.

And we’z heppy kets.

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1 Start Spreading the News   ~  May 17, 2011 9:54 pm

Fastest report on a ballgame. Literally minutes after the last out.

2 RIYank   ~  May 17, 2011 9:55 pm

That was fast, Alex.

A-Rod's bombs were the most encouraging, but D-Rob's strikeouts were the most gratifying part of the game.

3 Alex Belth   ~  May 17, 2011 9:57 pm

2) That's what she said. No, wait, I take that back.

4 Shaun P.   ~  May 17, 2011 9:59 pm

A nice, long winning streak now, please.

While we wait for that, tonight's win is most satisfying.

5 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 17, 2011 10:04 pm

[3] BOO-Yah! I love me a happy recap! :)

6 Chyll Will   ~  May 17, 2011 10:25 pm

[5] And I love me some red velvet cake! >;)

7 Mattpat11   ~  May 17, 2011 10:33 pm

William's tweet made the YES Postgame show

8 Mattpat11   ~  May 17, 2011 10:35 pm

[6] Just finished a slice.

9 Alex Belth   ~  May 17, 2011 10:35 pm

7)Nice! We're famous by association!

10 Alex Belth   ~  May 17, 2011 10:35 pm

MMMM red velvet cake.

11 NYYfan22   ~  May 17, 2011 10:43 pm

[10] with a lean... CC Sabathia cap style.

12 thelarmis   ~  May 17, 2011 11:12 pm

[7] i'm just getting home. what was the tweet?!

13 Cronin   ~  May 17, 2011 11:20 pm

A team again?

14 William J.   ~  May 17, 2011 11:40 pm

[7] Some just sent me a screen print: http://yfrog.com/h7hr90j. Unfortunately, they changed the grammar for the worse.

[9] Maybe guilty!

[12] Was just an innocuous observation. Didn’t realize they randomly pull those from Twitter. I thought the tweets they used were being sent to a YES address.

15 thelarmis   ~  May 17, 2011 11:46 pm

[14] nice! that is a drag about the grammar. maybe next time, they'll link to your captains blog and get you even more traffic. you certainly deserve it! : )

16 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2011 12:10 am

btw, anyone know what was up with the 6:40pm game times? that seemed weird...

17 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 18, 2011 12:22 am

[16] Florida early-bird special for all the retirees, Jack Klompus and Joey Buttafuoco Sr types.

Thelarmis, you check today's "Beat of the Day"? Vintage Miles 1960s quintet with some insane Tony Williams on it. Top notch!

18 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2011 12:25 am

[17] i saw the post, but had no time to watch/listen. thanks for the heads up! i'll make sure to check it out tonight, at some point.

crazy busy over here, bro...

19 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 18, 2011 12:38 am

[18] Busy is good,more bread to bring home the Blue Note bacon, etc etc! Teaching and gigs?
Going to be very busy here from summer as we take on some new work..less time for jazz explorations I fear.

20 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2011 12:43 am

[19] busy IS good! not bringing home much blue note, i'm afraid. it's to bring home my 2nd solo CD! and there's gonna be a 3rd beyond that...

teaching, gigging, recording, composing, touring. tons going on...

21 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2011 12:51 am

good lord. that miles clip is beyond ridiculous. tony's is the greatest. i was telling that to a student of mine today and pointing to a few tony posters i have up on the wall at my studio. that band was beyond...

vinnie colauita, is widely considered to be the best drummer alive, and he idolized tony. in a recent zildjian promo magazine, vincenzo had a quote about the legend: "tony is the genius of the drums. he's my hero." well, that about sums it up and says it all!

i got called last week to play at the jacksonville jazz festival memorial day weekend. herbie hancock & marcus miller are both on the bill. of course, i'm already double booked that day, here in town. DAMN!

22 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 18, 2011 12:52 am

[20] Nice man, good luck! I'm super lazy in comparison, spend my nights hanging with Jazz Jr and Jazz Princess (and Mrs. Jazz!) with Yankee game on in background, then iTunes awesome Hard-Bob radio feed.

23 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 18, 2011 12:56 am

[21] Oh no!! Drop those gigs to get to Jacksonville!!

Tony Williams..really, he was a teenager. There's some gig recorded in France where the MC says "Et à la batterie, le jeune Tony Williams!" followed by Tony just ripping into a tune..I can't remember what album that is, will try to find it.

24 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2011 1:06 am

[22] you're not lazy, you're LUCKY!!! but, yeah, lazy isn't a word in my vocabulary. music is not just my livelihood, it's my life. and my expression...

can't drop the gig. i'm recording during the day, gigging at night. just today, i got called for yet another gig on that same day and it pays well. i just can't change my schedule this close. too many factors. it happens...

25 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 18, 2011 1:12 am

[24] Wow, then you got weeks when the phone doesn't ring at all, right? Good that you still have your teaching gigs for the down time then.

Tomorrow night I'm hoping to grab a quick drink at the Nina Simone bar, they were closed last time I tried to go.

26 Branco   ~  May 18, 2011 10:13 am

[23] Heh. That's probably the first and last time I'll ever see someone enthusiastically told to "get to Jacksonville"...

27 The Hawk   ~  May 18, 2011 10:16 am

Can I just say how wonderful it is not having Michael Kay in the booth? I don't think I've ever had a more pleasant time watching the games. I like Leiter.

28 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2011 10:50 am


29 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2011 10:54 am

[27] Agreed. Leiter is far and away my favorite and I think he and Kenny are really developing a very fun, warm chemistry.

Is Kay all right, though? Much as I appreciate his absence, I'd hate to think there was anything wrong with the old lug, he's been MIA for awhile now, it seems.

30 The Hawk   ~  May 18, 2011 11:22 am

[29] Yeah I didn't want to consider that for fear it would bollocks up my enjoyment of his absence ... Ignorance is bliss for now

31 OldYanksFan   ~  May 18, 2011 11:53 am

[14] I feel.... so... plagiarized...

32 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 18, 2011 1:13 pm

[30] Heheh. Indeed.

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