CC vs. Verlander…A True Pitchers Duel

Today is sure to be a great matchup as the Yankees face up against the fiercesome Tigers and their ace…



Justin Verlander.

Of course I dropped Verlander in my fantasy league when he was doing terrible in the beginning of the season but since then he has been lights out.

Lights Out! It's Turtle Time!


Now for the Yankees today it’s not turtle time but CC time as the big man takes the hill today.

CC Sabathia


CC hasn’t been pitching great at home lately but today I think he is gonna turn it around and shut the Tigers down. Complete game anyone? (I’m hoping this will end up like Julia and Cheeky’s predictions so let’s see!)


So it looks like the duel is raging on as Verlander and CC are both pitching great games. Did anyone see that bat of Teixeira’s flying into the stands during the 6th inning? He just let it loose and it flew. I’m glad a kid got it though. CC has another 1-2-3 inning in the 7th and is pitching great.

Yes!!!! A-Rod hit an A-Bomb and the Yankees are up 1-0!

Alex Rodriguez


It looks like Verlander is in some trouble now. Runners on 2nd and 3rd and…. 

The Melk-Man delivers!!!


He beats out an infield single! Scoring is Swisher! 2-0 Yankees! Yeah! 

Top of the 8th Aceves comes in ( I guess I don’t have the luck like Cheeky or Julia but maybe next time 🙂 and he gives up a homer to Marcus Thames (hey, didn’t he used to play on the Yankees once) but preserves the lead as it is still 2-1.

The Yankees still are up 2-1 and they only need to close it out to win game 2 of the series. So who do they bring in…



Oh yeah….

The rest, well you know the deal. Let’s just say he:


The Yankees win! Ahhahhhahh! The Yankees win!!!

Side notes:

 Today is the 10 year anniversary of David Cone’s perfecto.

Jeter did the awesome Jeter play in the 9th inning to help Mo out:

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Don’t mess with the Captain.


Posted on July 18, 2009, in Dailies, MLB and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. thatbaseballguy

    It was a great game. A pitchers duel is always fun to see once in a while and you don’t get much better than CC vs Verlander. Both guys did great and the Yankees were fortunate enough to come out on top.

  2. crazy19canuck

    Gotta love a pitchers duel. I guess you’re glad the Yanks won?! Jeter is still fun to watch.

  3. The outcome was NOT what I wanted, but both pitchers did a great job.


  4. *A Sabathia win, an A-Rod homer – a Mariano save… These are the wins we’re capable of. When we’re on-point, even Verlander can’t stop us. (And YES, the Jeter play was as timeless as usual…)

  5. Games that end 2-1 can be so much more fun to watch than those that are 10-1. I thought there would be a little more offense because the game was at Yank Stadium and the Tigers and Yanks have solid lineups, but it just goes to show that you can’t predict baseball.

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