May 6

Having won in some bizarre fashions this season, it was the Mets who were on the losing end of one of the stranger outcomes in MLB history. The Giants only mustered two runs against New York’s Mike Pelfrey, but two of Pelfrey’s record tying three balks directly led to runs as San Francisco managed the win 2-0.

It was the first time in Mets history that any pitcher has balked three times, and the first time any Major Leaguer has done so in 15 years.

In the first inning, Pelfrey’s first balk moved Pablo Sandoval to second with two outs – Benji Molina would then drive Sandoval home for San Fran’s first run.
In the fifth inning, Pelfrey balked again, sending Aaron Rowand to second before being driven in by pitcher Matt Cain.

Though the third balk moved runners to second and third with one out, Pelfrey was able to get out of the inning with no damage – except to that of the record books.

The way the Mets are playing lately, you never know what will come next – grab some Mets Tickets and see what they’re up to next.

May 5

It took 10 innings and a few heroics from Outfielder Johnny Damon, but the Yankees were able to handle the Twins in an extra inning affair last night in the Bronx. The win was the third for New York and now puts them at 20-17 and 4 1/2 games out of the division lead – closer than they’ve been since week 2 of the season.

Damon’s walk off homerun in the 10th was his 10th long ball of the season and finished off a game low scoring game that was tied nearly the whole way. The only other runs were in the 7th – two in the top for Minnesota and two in the bottom for New York.

For Minnesota, Matt Tolbert had the sole RBI (the only other run coming from a wild pitch with Joe Mauer batting. While the Yankees scored runs on solo homeruns by Damon and Alex Rodriguez while picking up their second run in the seventh on a sac fly by Melky Cabrera.

The Yankees are on a bit of a tear now, so don’t be surprised if Yankee’s tickets start going fast. Grab ‘em NOW!

May 4

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May 1

Derek Jeter has been the face of the New York Yankees for years and, in addition, he has always been the captain and leader of the club. But the Yankees – who are already facing a though stretch in May – are going to have to work through it without the help of their Capatin… at least for now.

Derek Jeter has been struggling with a sore right oblique the last few games, and unavailable last night for the Yankees game against Toronto. Originally it was thought that Jeter would play, but before the game, Manager Joe Girardi commented that Jeter needed one more day to rest in order to be ready to go on Thursday.

Girardi said that the DL is not a possibility for his star stortstop at this time, and the team is doing all they can to avoid that worst-case scenario. The Yankees can ill-afford to lose Jeter right now as they are fighting to get to .500. If you are in New York, grab some Yankees tickets and cheer on the Yanks – with or without Jeter.

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