It was a so-so night for me.
Finally, something that hadn’t happened in nearly a week happened, the Yankees WON!!!
That’s right, as they clobbered the Tigers in Detroit, 11-0. All the scoring happened in the 7th inning. Jorge Posada was safe at first on a Tigers’ error, two runs scored. Damon singled home a run, Matsui and Cano did, too. Melky then walked, plating another run. Then, to top it all off, Jose Molina hit a grand slam, his first HR of the year. The Yanks led 10-0. Nick Swisher connected in the 9th, and the Yankees beat the Tigers 11-0. Phil Hughes pitched 6 innings of 2 hit, 6 K ball for the win. It was a big win for us, we are now 10-10 on the season. Now, hopefully Cleveland can defeat the Sox!
Notes: The Yanks improved to 10-10, the Tigers dropped to 11-9… It was the Yanks first shutout of the year… Molina’s GS was the Yanks first of the year as well… Tomorrows starters are: Joba Chamberlain (0-0) vs. Rick Porcello (1-2)… Go Yankees!!!!
On another note, the New Jersey Devils season came to a shocking end. We blew a 3-2 lead with 1:20 to go, and lost to the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3 in Game 7 in the first round of the playoffs. Jussi Jokinen and Eric Staal scored 48 seconds apart to stun the Devils. Staal ripped the game-winner past Brodeur with 31.7 seconds left. The Devils played a great series overall, but ultimately failed. We couldn’t get consistent goaltendin from Marty, like when Jokinen scored the game-winner in Game 4 with 0.2 seconds left. Also, anyone that follows hockey knew the Devils struggled down the stretch. We lost 6 in a row at one point! Then, we face Carolina, a team that beat us 3 games to 1 in the season series. This was a huge disappointment for the Devils. We haven’t made it past the secon round since 2003, and that’s currently the last time we won the Cup! The playoffs were an utter disappointment, and gopefully Lou Lamoriello will make some moves so we can win next year.
And Julia, I will hope the Bruins beal the Canes, but overall I would like to see the Blackhawks win it all. What a year they are having. It’s nice to see a strugglin franchise get it together, especially an Original Six and tradition rich team like Chicago.