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Cheers, Andy! This game was all about our boy #46, who earned his 200th win and became only the 3rd player to win 200 games with NY.

("It's special," he said. "There's not a lot of guys that have won that many games as a Yankee, so it's a good thing." See, I kind of actually thought 3 was a lot, considering how 200 games is quite an accomplishment to have not 1 or 2, but 3 players do so while on the whatever. No matter what way you look at it, it's awesome--either the Yankees are full of extraordinary accomplishments, or the Yankee players just happen to be the ones making said achievements.)

Andy pitched more than 7 innings of his usual brilliant stuff. (Keith: "THE YANKEES ARE GONNA HAVE ALL THE STARTING PITCHER SPOTS LOCKED UP IN THE ALLSTAR GAME!" He might not be wrong, there.)

Pettitte's now 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his last 3 starts. Houston has actually been on kind of a roll, sort of. They're 7-3 in the last 10, which helped them reach the milestone of getting above .400.

Something I learned that I didn't know before, that yesterday was the 7th anniversary of when the Astros used 5 pitchers to pitch a no-hitter against the Yankees.

Something I also learned was that it turns out Arod has tendinitis. But he's like my mom in the sense that MRIs and diagnostic tests mean nothing, because if my mom thinks she broke a bone, she broke a bone. That's all there is to it, and no doctor is going to convince her otherwise. Similarly, Arod took the MRI results that indicated tendinitis in his right hip flexor to mean his groin. I guess they're close, but the one thing he said that I DIDN'T understand was:

"But I feel pretty good and again, the most important part, the MRI came out negative and we feel good about that."

Negative for what? I thought it was only negative if nothing is seen on it. Maybe he thinks negative means a good thing, like Michael Scott: "Well, apparently in the medicine community, negative means good."

The Yanks took control of the game early, locking up 3 runs in the first after loading the bases. Then everyone did their "thing." Swish worked a bases loaded walk. Jorge struck out. Cervelli bounced back from 0-2 count to drive one up the middle, for a 2-out, 2-run single.

Tex blooped one in the 5th to score the 4th run, and Houston was never able to scrape together more than 2 hits against the formidable Andy. Some guy named Tommy Manzella got all their RBIs. Is that a real name? Tommy Manzella? It sounds like one of my dad's poker buddies.

Anyways, short one today, I gotta go back to watching the current game. I'm flying a little low to the ground after a late night, but all I really need is a nice afternoon of couching.

Like this scene in "My Boys":

P.J. Franklin: Lyssa is a completely different person now. All she wanted to do today is spa and club.
Andy Franklin: I like your verbs that are things. I think I'm gonna sandwich after I sofa for a bit.
That's my plan. Sofa and Sandwich.

I just saw Hunter Pence went yard today. I guess the whole choking up on the bat thing isn't an impediment after all. But it looks so dumb, that I'd sacrifice the control for the sake of not looking like a 7 year old little leaguer.


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