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Walking down memory lane: The Yankees and Red Sox meet tonight in sport’s most heated rivalry. Sometimes, things get a little overheated…

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The Boston Red Sox organization had Steven Tyler, Neil Diamond and that kid who delivers Herb Brooks’ “Miracle” speech in attendance. Pedro Martinez threw out the first pitch, Dr. Dre was draped in a Red Sox uniform, and Johnny Pesky showed up to the game. This brings me to the question…what will the Yankees do for their home opener? Just a few days ago, I got a pair of tickets to the game so I’m pretty pumped up about it.

  • The back of Neil Diamond’s sport jacket read: “Keep The Dodgers In Brooklyn”
  • Pedro Martinez gave Alex Rodriguez a hug before the game
  • Lebron James (a Yankees fan) was also in attendance

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Alex Rodriguez (l.) and Robinson Cano take World Series celebration to fund-raiser in Dominican Republic.Fresh off partying with Alex Rodriguez and Jay Z, Robbie Cano thought it would be a good idea to let us know who the Yankees should pick up this offseason. Robbie believes that Pedro Martinez would be a good pick up for the Yankees. He says:

“I say he’s got some more in him. He’d be good (with the Yankees), especially with the kind of team we got,” said Cano. “We score, most games, four or five runs. Guy like him, we only need him like five, six innings.”

Maybe it’s good that Cashman goes to Jeter for advice on some player moves and not Cano. Maybe about 8 years ago I would have been all for this, but now? Ehhh, I don’t think so.

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Andy Pettitte

Yankees (10-4) vs. Phillies (9-5)

Pitching Matchup:

LHP Andy Pettitte (1-0, 6.00) vs RHP Pedro Martinez (0-1, 4.50)

Lineup

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Gardner CF (more…)

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Pedro Martinez, the “most influential player to ever walk into Yankee Stadium” will take the hill tonight against the New York Yankees. Martinez is the only thing standing  in their way right now. He might very well be making his last start in the Bronx in his career. If you’re headed down to the Bronx tonight, I better hear your voices. Let’s give ’em hell!

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Give Pedro Martinez all the props in the world for pitching the way he did last night. That’s the first thing. There is nothing like having an old rival return to your stadium after years of battling with him. Whether it was his yelling match with Posada, throwing Don Zimmer to the ground, or listening to Pedro calling the Yankees his daddy it’s always fun to have him around. Some say he is the best interview in the game, and how can you not enjoy listening to him speak? He’s hilarious.

The Yankees wound up getting to him late in the game, and that gave Yankee fans a reason to give him crap about it. Pedro wound up losing the game and he fact of the matter is…The Yankees are Still Your Daddy!

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People were already putting this team in a 2-0 hole, when they looked who was starting Game 2 for the Yankees. AJ Burnett had something to say about that last night. He pitched the game of his life, in what some called a “must win” game. In my opinion, it wasn’t a must win because they weren’t facing elimination, but it was a BIG GAME. You would never want to go on the road down 2-0 in a series.

Burnett had everything working last night. He was throwing his pitches for strikes, and proved that he has some of the best stuff in the game when he is on. The Philly hitters were lost at the plate. AJ went 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and one run. His final pitching line was: W, 7IP 4H 1R 1ER 2BB 9K. It was his first World Series win of his career. Give props to this guy who everyone doubted.

Mariano Rivera entered the game in the 8th inning to record a six out save. I thought it was a move that had to be made. You never know what AJ might have done if he stayed in, and Mo is a sure thing most of the time. It wasn’t an easy two innings for Rivera, but he slammed the door shut as he usually does.

The Yankees had no idea what to expect from Pedro Martinez. Sure, the media said they would get to him but this is still one of the greatest pitchers of his generation. Even though he doesn’t have the great stuff he once had, he knows how to pitch and he did exactly that. Pedro wound up going 6 innings, giving up 3 runs and struck out 8 batters. For the first five innings it looked as if the Yankees were in deep trouble, but the Yankees finally broke out of it in the 6th and 7th inning.

The first run put on the board for the Yanks was in the 4th inning, as Mark Teixeira hit a solo blast to tie up the game at 1-1. The next run came in the 6th inning, when Hideki Matsui hit a solo home run to put the Yankees up 2-1. In the 7th inning, Jorge Posada pinch hit for Jose Molina, and delivered an RBI single to put the Yanks up 3-1. That wound up being the final score.

With the Pedro returning and the “Who’s Your Daddy” chants, the great performance by Burnett, the clutch HR by Tex to put the team ahead, and Mariano closing it out….it turned into a classic game.

The Yankees now head to Philadelphia as the series is tied 1-1. Andy Pettitte will face off against Cole Hamels in Game #3 on Saturday. (more…)

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Hideki Matsui

Yankees (7-3) vs. Phillies (8-2)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP AJ Burnett (0-0, -.–)  vs   

RHP Pedro Martinez (0-0, -.–)

Lineup

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Hairston RF
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Game #2 Schedule of Events

4:50 – 6 p.m.: Yankees hit, 5 p.m.: Gates open, 6 – 6:40 p.m.: Phillies hit, 7:31 p.m.: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performance, 7:36 p.m.: Lineups announced, 7:40 p.m.: Roberto Clemente Award presentation to Derek Jeter, 7:47 p.m.: John Legend sings the national anthem, 7:50 p.m.: Paul O’Neill throws out ceremonial first pitch, 7:52 p.m.: Game ball delivered to mound by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 7:55 p.m.: Yankees take field, 7:57 p.m.: First pitch (more…)

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