Matsui provides a little offense for the Yanks to beat the Rays 2-0.
Hideki went 3-4 with a 2 Run Homer.
In case you were wondering, the picture of Godzilla is real. We sent Dave over to Japan to snap a few shots. Nice work Dave, sorry about the loss of your leg.
Whoops. We didn't realize they weren't going to be able to hit. Sorry about that.
Matsuifan staff was waiting on the subway platform when Shelly Duncan and Brian Bruney showed up. Yes, they actually took the subway home and were fan friendly. They took pictures with everyone who asked. Good guys.
Ian Kennedy looked pretty bad Friday night, giving up a 6-0 lead quickly, but Jonathan Albaladejo, Ross Ohlendorf and Billy Traber kept the Yanks in the game while the Yankee bats drove in four runs. It’s too bad Albaladejo is likely getting sent down today to open up a roster spot for Andy Pettitte, because he was a revelation - 2.2 innings pitched, 4 strikeouts, and only 1 hit. (Source and Full Story)
The Yankees rallied back from 0-2 to capture their 2nd win of the season. It was another cold one at the stadium last night.
Phil Hughes went 6 innings allowing 2 runs 4 hits and struck out 4. Bobby Abreu came up big with a laser (little dunker)in the 8th inning to put the Yankees ahead. The bullpen looked sharp. A combination of Traber/Bruney in the 7th and then Joba and Rivera in the 8th and 9th to hammer down the game.
Yankees win 3-2 (Click Here for the Box Score)
"I wasn't disappointed in it," said Mussina, who allowed four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings. "It felt good throwing the baseball. I just made some mistakes, and they took advantage of it. If I have that stuff 30 times, I'll be fine."
Yankees lose 5-2 (Box Score)
He just made some mistakes??? That's all??? I think he should just record himself saying: "I just made some mistakes" over and over. This way he can skip the postgame show everytime and we can just play that tape over and over.
Yanks Fans caught stealing bunting flags. We got the exclusive security camara picture of the suspect.Submitted by mike on Thu, 04/03/2008 - 02:50.
NEW YORK -- Two Yankees fans were caught trying to take home a piece of the last opener at the stadium.
Police said that witnesses reported seeing 41-year-old John Bunjaporte and 39-year-old Keith O'Rourke trying to remove screws from the decorative bunting during Tuesday's Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.
The red, white and blue flag-like bunting usually is draped throughout the stadium on Opening Day and during the playoffs.
This was a big surprise. I was was under the impression that Moose wanted to start off the season terrible. Shocker. Speaking of terrible, here is a look at some of Moose's little league performances from last year. You might want to sit down before reading these outings.
NEW YORK—Right after the final out, Mariano Rivera grabbed the ball and handed it to his new manager. Here you go, Joe, a souvenir to treasure.
Last opener at the old place, first win for Joe Girardi. Just how the Babe would have wanted it.
Chien-Ming Wang stymied the Toronto Blue Jays for seven innings, making Girardi a winner in his rain-delayed debut as Yankees manager and sending New York to a record-setting 3-2 victory Tuesday night.
"I know he really wanted to win this game," Derek Jeter said. "I'm happy for him."
Back in 1923, Babe Ruth homered in front of 74,200 fans on the day Yankee Stadium opened. This time, it was Melky Cabrera's shot that tied it for New York, and the 84th opener at this storied ballpark ended like so many that came before: with a win by the home team.
"It was a big night," Jason Giambi said. "This one is huge."
Johnny Damon LF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Hideki Matsui DH
Melky Cabrera CF
SP Chen Ming Wang