Thursday, December 27, 2007

My Top 10 Moments Of 2007

10. May 1st at Arlington Stadium:
Phil Hughes “No-Hitter" vs The Rangers – Yankees rookie-phenom Phil Hughes throws 6.1 innings of no-hit baseball, while striking out six and walking three. Hughes was forced to leave early, when he pulled his hamstring in the 7th. The Yankees went on to win the game 10-1.

9. September 26th at Tropicana Field: Yankees Clinch The Wild Card -
The Yankees beat the Devil Rays 12-4 behind six strong innings on the mound from Chien Ming-Wang who won his 19th game of the season. The Yankee bats were led by Robinson Cano who was 2 for 5 with a homer and five runs batted in.

8. September 5th vs. the Mariners at the Stadium: Alex Rodriguez Hits Two Home Runs In The 7th Inning - The first homer was hit off Mariner’s starter Jarrod Washburn, and tied the game at two. The second, off relief pitcher Brandon Morrow, extended the Yankee 7-2 lead to 9-2. Another significant part of this night was that it was Joba Chamberlain’s first Major League win.

7. October 7th vs. the Indians at the Stadium:
Johnny Damon’s 3-Run Playoff Homer - Down 3-2 with one out in the fifth inning of game three, Damon hits a 3-run homer off Jake Westbrook to give the Yankee a 5-3 lead. The Yankees go on to win the game 8-4.

6. August 4th vs. the Royals at the Stadium:
Alex Rodriguez Hits HR Number 500 - In the first inning of a scoreless game, with two on and one out, Rodriguez connects for number 500 off Royals pitcher Kyle Davies. The Yankees go on to win the game 16-8.

5. April 7th vs. the Orioles at the Stadium:
Alex Rodriguez Walk-Off Grand Slam - Down 7-6 with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning with O’s closer Chris Ray on the mound, Rodriguez takes a 1-2 fastball deep into the black seats in dead center, giving the Yankees a 10-7 win.

4. September 16th at Fenway Park: Jeter Game Winning 3-Run Home Run Off Schilling - On a night when Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens were facing off in a classic pitcher’s duel, it was Captain Clutch who stole the show. In a 1-1 game in the top of the 8th Derek Jeter stepped up to the plate to face Schilling with two on and two out. After fouling off several pitches, Jeter took Schilling’s two-two offering deep into the monster seats in left, giving the Yankees a 4-1 lead, they would eventually win 4-3.

3. April 19th vs. the Indians at the Stadium:
Yankees Six Run 9th Inning Rally To Beat Cleveland Capped Off By Alex Rodriguez’s Second Walk-Off Homer In Two Weeks - The Yankees entered the 9th losing by a score of 6-2. The Indians brought in closer Joe Borowski who quickly retired the first two batters he faced. Then Josh Phelps hit a solo home run to cut the lead to 6-3. The next batter was Jorge Posada, who singled. Damon followed with a walk and then Jeter singled scoring Posada. Then Abreu was up, and he also singled, driving in Johnny Damon and cutting the Indians lead to one. This set the stage for Rodriguez, and on a 1-0 pitch he drove a fastball deep into the Yankee bullpen, giving the Yankees an 8-6 win.

2. June 3rd at Fenway Park:
Alex Rodriguez Hits Game Winner Off Papelbon -In the 9th inning of a tie game the Sox brought in closer Jonathan Papelbon to face the Yankees 2-3-4 hitters. Jeter was the first batter of the inning, and grounded out to first. The next batter was Bobby Abreu who struck out. Rodriguez then quickly fell behind in the count 0-2. The third pitch of the at bat was a 95MPH fastball on the outside corner, which ARod hit into the Red Sox bullpen to give the Yankees the lead, and the win, 6-5.

1. September 14th at Fenway Park:
The Yankees Come Back From 7-2 Down In The 8th Inning To Beat The Sox 8-7 - With lefty Hideki Okajima on the mound Jason Giambi and Robinson Cano, two lefties, hit back-to-back home runs cutting the Sox lead to 7-4. Melky Cabrera then walked, and Johnny Damon doubled, moving Cabrera to third. The Red Sox then brought in their closer Jonathan Papelbon in to face Derek Jeter. Jeter lined the first pitch he saw into right field for a single scoring Cabrera and cutting the lead to 7-5. Bobby Abreu then stepped up and tied the game with a 2-run double high off the wall in deep center. This rally, like so many others in 2007, was capped off by Alex Rodriguez, who singled to center scoring Abreu, and giving the Yankees an 8-7 lead. The Yankees would go on to win the game by the same score.

Post your favorite memories of this past season in the comments section.


samantha said...

i was there for three of those games. great saturday season ticket package this season.

Anonymous said...

Great list. I'll throw an off-the-wall one to you. Not that it deserves the top 10, but August 13th at Yankee Stadium.

The much-talked about phenom makes his Yankee Stadium debut. It was his 3rd game. In his 2nd game, he struck out 4 in 2 innings. Trotting in from the bullpen, the crowd gets its first Yankee Stadium look at Joba and goes nuts.

I was listening on the radio, and what a welcome the fans gave to the kid. Yanks up by one, and the first batter up is Tejada and Joba K's him!

A 1-2-3 inning with two K's, and the crowd just loved it.

Great moment.

Greg C. said...

Great addition "anonymous".

That was a great moment.