If you've watched a fair amount of Yankee Baseball these past two decades, you might know that the Yankees seemingly do not play well in the home ballpark of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on the Third Rock from the Sun in the Solar System. Yesterday was one of those classic Yankees vs. Angels games in which just about everything went right for the Angels and everything went wrong for the Yanks.
Yep. This series has thus far exemplified every reason why a lot of Yankee fans have always dreaded playing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the American League of Major League Baseball in their home ballpark. Nothing goes right for the Yankees. Hard hit two run RBI doubles are caught twice. Laser shots going up the middle are deflected and turned into double plays. If they didn't have bad luck, they wouldn't have no luck at all. On the positive side of things, Brett Gardner is still on fire, Ivan Nova is still pitching pretty well, Adam Warren has seemingly kept up his stellar pitching in relief, and Mark Teixeira can still hit dingers. On the negative side of things, Carlos Beltran damaged his ribcage due to swinging a bat and could be out for a while. I'm sure many fans will not actually see that last sentence as a negative.
Comments of the Day
Eventually, he'll have Adam Warren in a cage on top of his car like in a Mad Max movie.
It's not a happy situation.
Fun fact: Today, in 2031, Bobby Bonilla will still be getting a paycheck from the Mets.
Brett Gardner is underpaid. Harlan's plan applies to him.
I'm sure this will not be the only emotional response to this rumor.
Just how long is he going to be on the Red Sox for?
The Tex Special!
An LTL classic
GIF of the Day
No GIFs today.
Honorable Mod Mention
Caitlin wins for being on the west coast and writing that recap. Way to go!
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Song of the Day
Futile Escape from Aliens by James Horner
It is James Horner week on Pinstripe Alley. I said yesterday that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan's soundtrack was my favorite James Horner soundtrack. Aliens is probably number two on that list. Some argue that this is his all time best soundtrack, and it very well could be. A perfect blend of tension mixed with action, this score truly amplifies the movie and makes it that much better. As always, please link us your song of the day.
Feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. Nathan Eovaldi will hope to salvage one game of this three game series for the Yankees before they head back east. Let's start July off with a win please.
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