Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yankees-Angels Game 4: Too Much C.C.

New York Yankees 10 - Los Angeles Angels 1, Game 4
Yankees lead series, 3-1

The Angels need a lifeboat-- desperately!

Too much C.C.! What can be said? C.C. Sabathia is making it look easy.

Game 1: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0HR

Game 4: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1HR

Oh yeah-- and way too much A-Rod-- No! Way too too much A-Rod!

Alex Rodriguez goes 3 for 4 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1R, 1 BB. If the Angels can't figure out a way to cage A-Rod-- it's going to be a long winter.

As if C.C. and A-Rod weren't enough-- LA gets hosed by the umps. Big Time!

First Nick Swisher is called safe at second base after a pick off attempt. Swisher was out by at least a foot. Then the Jorge Posada - Robinson Cano play (or fiasco) at third base. What in the world was umpire Tim McClelland thinking? What game was he watching? Both Cano and Posada were clearly out and McClelland calls Cano safe! This guy should be banned from Angel Stadium. Period!

Too May High Fives + Too Many Fist Pumps

= Dejection!

Although, with all the fiascoes that when on, the play which stands out to me, as the dagger for the Angels, was when Juan Rivera grounded into a double play in the bottom of the 6th inning. The Angels had runners on first and second, no outs-- the game was within reach at 5-1. In other words, the tying run was on the on deck circle with no outs. Rivera's double play grounder killed the rally and took the air out of the team and the fans. That double play, to me, was the straw which broke the camel's back.

The good news for the Angels is-- they don't have to see C.C. until a possible Game 7-- if they can make it that far.

Photos courtesy of the AP


  1. Both series are over. Yanks and Phils in World Series. It was either going to be an East or West Coast series.

  2. Yeah, I think you're right, Charley. But Yogi Berra once said, "It aint over 'til its over." Maybe one of the two can come back from 3-1. Its been done before. Let's see.