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Blog Posted:6/14/2017 12:12:00 AM

Started a project this year to follow each game the Yankees play and summarize it in verse.

When the season is complete will collate all into a single epic format chaptered by months and weeks.  Thought it would be a little bit different take on my favorite sport.

Thought I'd start to share here in a daily blog.. so I'll start with yesterdays game and continue as the season goes on...


12th June (W 5-3 @ Angels)

First time playing in his home state

The Judge struck out twice at the plate

His folks in the stands to see him play

A  2-run homer in eighth made their day

It wasn’t the longest but was all they would need

To break up the tie and retake the lead

Tanaka pitched well and Betances he k’d three

Didi’s four for four and the Yanks win five to three


13th June (L 3-2 @ Angels)

Streaks at stake today are the theme

Gregorius hit streak stands at fourteen

The Yanks with great power won six in a row

Tied at two in the tenth both seemed a no go

C.C. left early with badly pulled hamstring

The bullpen took over and heat they did bring

In the eleventh Didi swung for a double

Middleton though kept the Angels from trouble

In bottom of inning and four hours though

Ben Heller let run score, Yankees lose three, two


14th June (L 7-5 @Angels)

An early Sanchez blast put Yankees up on top

Pineda seemed unsteady and runs he couldn’t stop

A homer by Espinosa, two runs in the third

Headley tied it in the sixth, with his single Gary spurred

Simmons to Angels rescue with seventh of the year

No more runs would score tonight as bullpen kept bases clear

Didi extended hitting streak, not much else good news

Series dropped two to one, off to Oakland with the blues


15th June (  L 8-7  @Athletics)

Down 3, nothing early the Yanks came back to tie

Three runs in the sixth, but the A’s would just not die

They scored in the bottom on a yonder home run

In the top of the seventh Sanchez drove in one

A Pinder single put Oakland back on top

But Carter answered quickly with a mammoth bop

Top of ninth and the Yanks would tie it up again

 Betances held A’s scoreless to send the game to ten

Castro plated Gardner  in the tenth to put them up by one

Carter blooped a two run single and the Yankees day was done


16th June ( L 7-6 @Athletics)

Severino got in trouble in bottom of inning two

Allowed four runs to score and by the seventh he was through

Judge powered homer in the top of the third

In the fifth they tied it up when Torres scored

They scored one in the seventh and another in the eighth

But Holder couldn’t hold the A’s and sealed the Yankees fate

Chapman hit a single that put the A’s ahead

Casilla K’d three in ninth and sent the Yanks to bed


17th June (  L 5-2 @Athletics)

Tanaka start was not very long lasted

Struck out ten in four but got blasted

Three homers and five runs he gave up

While the Yanks batters looked like whipped pups

One more game in Cali tomorrow

Here’s hoping it wont bring more sorrow

A losing streak now at five games

Cant wait to get back on the plane


18th June (L 4-3 @ Athletics)

Last game in Oakland the team seemed inept

Again quiet bats allowed them to get swept

Hicks is out injured but Chapman is back

Cessa started for CC but couldn’t get on track

Back to New York on a six game losing streak

Hopefully getting home will start better week



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Date: 6/15/2017 1:24:00 AM
Thanks for encouragement... I am going to have to some editing before I finalize as a complete work. I'm trying to write them as each game progresses so they are a little rough to begin with. By the way John... Sorry to hear about your affliction... ;)
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Date: 6/14/2017 3:47:00 PM
As a LIFETIME RED SOX FAN I find this to be an honorable pursuit by a CRAZED YANKEE FAN.....Long live the game and the rivalries.....
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Date: 6/14/2017 3:07:00 PM
A cute idea to do this kind of thing for baseball fans, Joseph. Keep it up!
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