Game 156: Red Sox @ Yankees, 9/27/09

Below, as per Pete Abraham, are today’s lineups.  The Yanks are but one win away from sealing the deals–the East and home field.  A win today would also even the season series with Boston at nine wins apiece, which would be amazing considering that Boston won the first eight.  How long ago that seems right now.  JD sits, with Brett the Jet batting second.  Melky takes left, and Molina catches again for Jorge.  Clearly, winning today would be a huge deal, allowing the Yanks to heartily celebrate but also rest guys the last week.  They surely have the champagne on ice should they clinch, which I believe they will. I have a bottle of Ommegang Three Philosophers chilled for the occasion, and just might grab a bottle of The Reverend for it as well.  Regular reader Mike is at today’s game.  Bring home the clinching W, Mike. Enjoy the game, everyone.

YANKEES (99-56)
Jeter SS
Gardner CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Cabrera LF
Molina C

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (13-7, 4.15).

RED SOX (91-63)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Bay LF
Youkilis 1B
Ortiz DH
Lowell 3B
Drew RF
Varitek C
Gonzalez SS

Pitching: RHP Paul Byrd (1-2, 6.04).

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  1. AL CHAMPIONS

    I love saying that again so sweat.

  2. AL EAST CHAMPIONS

    that is.

  3. Big high-fives, Nick! YES!!!

  4. I liked how the Yanks acted on the pitch yeah they were happy a few players jumping about but I’ve seen team go crazy at winning the division. Yanks were like you call this winning nothing but number 27 is a disappointment.

  5. Amazing to think that last season we didn’t even make the playoffs, this year we’ve got 100 wins [and more games to play] and a division title.

    Sometimes this team aggravates me to no end, but like I’d give this up for anything. We have a new Magic Number now, though. 11. ;-D

  6. I have to say, Nick, I loved Molina’s reaction. It was second and third, and Ellsbury hit the weak tapper back to Mariano. I’d swear Molina was jumping up and down before Mariano fielded it, taking off his mask before the throw to first. I love his excitement.

    But you’re right, they were very happy but restrained–on the field. In the locker room, it was wide open. Lots of yelling, lots of bubbly sprayed around especially when people were getting interviewed. Some were emotional, including the newer players like Coke. Tremendous day.

  7. This was huge, Beth; a great day. 11 is the magic number. Today was huge–clinching the East and home field, winning 100 games, evening the season series with Boston at nine games despite losing the first eight, clinching at home. Great day.

    On to October and November, Beth.

  8. I just love the fact we beat those twerps in our yard, right in their faces. Especially after Ortiz made some comments about how they’d be celebrating clinching a playoff spot as well this weekend – we can thank the Rangers for playing spoiler as far as that went.

  9. No question about it, Beth. I thought the same thing when reading Big PopUp’s comments and thought, not this weekend, Juicer.

    The Yanks were all over Boston this weekend, and stayed patient and won on an absolutely huge day. I can’t stop smiling about this.

    OUTSTANDING!

  10. One more great thing about this – we started the season 0-8 against the Sox. We won 9 of the last 10 games we played against them, including two series sweeps. There is no good reason to NOT win the season series when you start it off 8-0. That’s gotta suck worse than anything else.

  11. Amen to that, Beth. The Red Sox have to feel low right now. Tremendous turnaround by the Yanks.

  12. Check out http://detentionslip.org for a story about a teacher (Red Sox fan) who forced a student to turn his Yankees shirt inside all day! Wild!

  13. hall monitor, thanks for coming by (from LoHud?). Yeah, terrible teacher. I hope that student rubs the teacher’s nose in stink all day tomorrow!


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