I Have Two Words For Tonight’s Game

Felix Hernandez
OK, I have a few more. Words, I mean. Hernandez was so dominant in striking out 11 batters that I almost turned off the TV after the sixth inning. Why bother watching? A.J. wasn’t a lot of laughs. Neither was A-Rod, who appeared for a split second before re-injuring his calf. And I’m tired of watching Cervelli not hit. Can’t Kevin Long work some magic on him? Oh, never mind. I know I’m supposed to just tip my cap to Hernandez and call him the Yankees’ daddy.


  1. YankeeCase

    Yeah, I had a bad feeling about this game all week since finding out King Felix was pitching tonight. He’s…. he’s just nasty. I know I’m not the only one who thinks this, but I would love to see this guy become a free agent. Seattle does have the resources to sign him to a big deal though eventually. They’d be fools not to lock him down when the time comes.
    On a side note, we should mention how cool HOPE week was once again. I know it may seem cornball to say, but it’s cool to see people who have it really rough to be able to smile in amazement. I look forward to what each day brings. The Yankees, and all pro sports players, are role models in a lot of ways. People look up to these guys and to see them spend some time with others, and bring smiles to their faces is really awesome of them. I know other teams do this sort of thing too, but there just seems to be something different about these events. Sometimes these things feel ‘canned’ or forced, but I don’t get that sense with HOPE week. The players really do seem to get just as much out of it as the people they highlight do. Hope to see it again next year.

  2. beckers46

    King Felix is good. It would be interesting to see everyone fight for him if he became a free agent. AJ, AJ, AJ…augh! The Bleacher Creatures even added him to role call. And the bats last night…where were they?
    I am a little sad that HOPE Week is over. I loved reading the stories each day and watching all of the footage. Very inspiring! I got teary seeing all the video montages. The players, coaches, staff, the whole Yankees organization…they really do care. I know each team has their own set of charitable initiatives. I think it would be cool if HOPE Week happened across all of MLB. Have a great day fans! – Becky :0)

  3. Jane Heller

    HOPE Week has been fantastic this year, YankeeCase, and I think you’re so right about the players and coaches; they seem to get as much out of the events as the recipients do. As for Hernandez, the Mariners would be crazy not to hang onto him, but if money is an issue for them then I’d be more than happy to have him on our side.

    The bats were AWOL because of King Felix, Becky. Can’t blame them this time. The guy had nasty, nasty stuff. I’m sorry HOPE Week is over too. I looked forward to seeing who would be the next person or group to be celebrated. You have a great day too!

  4. yankeefansarah

    I wasn’t too optimistic about this game, when I realized King Felix would be pitching. And after A.J. gave up the 3 run HR, and Cervelli slipped on the bats, I knew it wasn’t our night. Felix is just a great pitcher, and you’re right you just need to tip your cap to him. Besides, the Rays and Red Sox both lost yesterday too. It would have been nice to put some distance between us and them, but what can you do. Hopefully the offense scores some runs for Javy tonight.

  5. mel.tmottbg@gmail.com

    I’m hoping the Yankees go on a tear now and just win, win, win! It would make the fall much better for me.


  6. Jane Heller

    I didn’t rip into AJ, Paul, but after this game today, I’ll be ripping into Vasquez. Bet on it.

    We were lucky the Rays and Sox lost, Sarah. Whenever King Felix is on the mound against us, we just have to hope the other teams are just as hapless as we are.

    I’d love to see them go on a tear too, Melissa. But we need a starting pitcher – like now!

  7. raysrenegade

    King Felix was my pick, along with former teammate Cliff Lee to grab the American League Cy Young in 2010. There is something about playing the Yankees that inspires him to a greater level.
    Maybe it is knowing if you want to be the best….You got to beat the best. But no matter if that is true or not, Hernandez and company just seem to have the pinstripes numbers this season. But that happens every season. It might have used to be Roy Halladay, or even Jon Lester, but this year, the Yankee killer has been wearing a crown with the M’s logo on it.

    Rays Renegade


  8. Jane Heller

    King Felix certainly has the Yankees’ number, Renegade. I wouldn’t say the rest of the Mariners do. Today’s massacre was pretty impressive. Thank God for the Yankees’ sake that King Felix doesn’t pitch for them every day!

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