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Alfonso Soriano drives in seven, Yanks win fourth straight

Aug 14, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

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Veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano got off to a sluggish start in his immediate reunion with the Yankees, batting .193/.220/.368 with three home runs and 19 strikeouts over his first 15 games.

But he’s been a hero now two nights in a row.

Soriano singled and went deep twice in Tuesday’s 14-7 stomping of the visiting Angels and then came back with a 3-for-3, two-homer night in Wednesday’s 11-3 rout. The 37-year-old has tallied four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games and the fourth-place Yanks have won four straight.

Funny stat from MLB.com’s Andrew Simon:

  1. historiophiliac - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Doom.

    • dondada10 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      The talk around the water cooler tomorrow is going to be that Soriano was always a “true Yankee.”

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    in other news the jays bullpen blew another lead!!!

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      Check the final score old chimp!

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

        so what is there to brag about pc? The pen blew another lead and instead of being 17 games behind the jays are only 16 games behind!! Oh wow that’s something to be proud about!!!

      • Old Gator - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:04 AM

        Poor Dim One Note Harry doesn’t quite get it, does he? He’s boring to the point of soporific but he never seems to bore himself – kinda like a rattlesnake biting itself on the ass and suffering no ill effects, but without the excitement a rattlesnake brings with it.

    • cur68 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      Oh look who’s back from “Hawaii” again. When his boys were losing, this dirtyharry was lurking in his chimp cage, deep in his dung heap, not daring to show his disgusting face. Now they get a little lucky and here he is, flinging his crap joyfully.

      So how was “Hawaii” this time, ‘harry? Smell the same? Of course, given your hygiene CAN you smell anything besides yourself?

      Anyhow, glad you’re back. The ‘ole blog isn’t the same without you.

      • Old Gator - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:09 AM

        How true. Comparatively intelligent or witty discussions aren’t displaced by Poor Dim One Note Harry’s juvenile japes and tired wheezing when he’s off somewhere contemplating which same lame belabored obvious comment he’s going to come back and make for the thousandth time. It uses up all his seratonin to recycle the same sound byte from one side of his brain stem to the other and back again. He must be exhausted by the time he finishes typing.

      • theskinsman - Aug 15, 2013 at 5:38 AM

        Cur,if only I could give you multiple thumbs up…

  3. dickclydesdale - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Awesome Fonzy Soriano air show the last 2 nights. That grand slam was an absolute bomb to center.

    • southofheaven81 - Aug 15, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      The other one was to keft too. Neither homer was a short porch cheapie.

      • southofheaven81 - Aug 15, 2013 at 7:47 AM

        Left. LEFT. Edit button damnit!!!

  4. jimatkins - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Any offensive record set against 2013 Angels pitching should have a giant flaming black hole of an asterisk next to it.

    • dondada10 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      At least they didn’t trade Jean Segura.

      • jerze2387 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:04 AM

        …for a couple months of a pitcher that went to the other team in the market

      • jarathen - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:38 AM

        Oww….. that hurts.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    If the Yankees get back into the pennant race I swear to God, Allah, Buddha and Vishnu that I am going on a face-stabbing spree.

    Seriously. People on the street, completely at random, stabbed right in the Buddha-damned faced.

    Because this is Re-Vishnu-damned-diculous.

    • Old Gator - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:19 AM

      I wouldn’t worry about it. Battlestar Geriatrica isn’t only going into combat against dysfunctional teams that have emotionally and mentally thrown in the towel already – plus, Pettite and Sabbathia have quite a few more starts left during which to throw batting practice. We’re getting to the time of the season when the curds settle to the bottom. The Borg will continue to seek their antique level. It’s also a good bet that by crunch time the arbitrator will have ruled and A-roid will have been handed his abbreviated suspension, in which case the Borg go back to their killer third base lost planet squadron. Nossir. We’re watching the beginning of a splendid rebuilding program here.

      • bigharold - Aug 15, 2013 at 3:20 AM

        “The Borg will continue to seek their antique level.”

        OG, .. you didn’t think the DL hit parade was going to last ALL season did ya??

        The bats are back, .. unless the pitching completely folds the Yankees will likely at least make the playoffs.

        What was that song?? “Don’t fear the Reaper”? No don’t, .. fear the Yankees cause the with their starting pitching and pen they have the potential to torpedo a lot of other teams season if they get in the playoffs.

        Like it or not, Darth is playing 3B and thanks to the caped one their line up has grown exponentially in the last couple of weeks.

        What would you like to bet that if the Yankees get close to the playoffs our buddy Bud tries to accelerate the hearing. God, (whichever one you deem necessary), forbid A-Rod gets into the playoffs and does well. They’ll have to burn down the NY Daily News and run Bill “Mouthpiece” Madden out of town on a rail.

      • Old Gator - Aug 15, 2013 at 4:08 AM

        Don’t get me wrong, I am no Borg-hater. I learned baseball at the feet of my immigrant grandfather who spoke little English but could explain a Borg game in detail as it flickered across the little screen of his black and white TV lost in the mahogany frame of the console with the cleff-shaped speaker cutouts on either side of it. When I was eleven they were twenty games up on the Tiggers in September but Buddha forbid they lost a game, he would snap off the set and get up groaning in a huff, “bah! The Yankiss stenk!” I felt his pain, which was genuine, as if he’d just lost another broken tooth to a bagel. I just don’t hold out much hope that they’re going anywhere. Soriano isn’t going to keep this up against competent pitching staffs. Too many old bones and joints that can give way at any moment like an Orlando condominium above a sinkhole. But frankly, I’d love to see A-roid drive Bud Light up against the wall with a one-two punch of a drawn out arbitration hearing culminating in a hugely reduced suspension and some serious hitting that helps light a fire under those decrepit pinstriped derrieres.

  6. uyf1950 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Very impressive 2 games for Soriano, 3 HR’s and 13 RBI’s. He’s also reached base in 7 of the 10 PA’s

    • uyf1950 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      correction: 4 HR’s

  7. spyder9669 - Aug 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    steriods

  8. brockw82 - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Another Yankee revival! Lets hope it lasts as long as Ichiro in 2012 rather than like Vernon Wells earlier this year.

  9. mianfr - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    RBI: Useless, except when someone has a lot of them.

    • jerze2387 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:07 AM

      ..or their team is down by 1 or tied

  10. amehta256 - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    I bet ARod is happy that he isn’t the focus!

  11. redsoxchamp11 - Aug 15, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    who wouldve thought NY should beat a team with a worse record….shocking.

    the rotation stil suck Yankees fans. your onky hope.os putting up double digit runs….you just better hope you can do it against better teams.

    in other news, with the payroll spent, Scoscia’s seat has to be at least mildly warm…right?

    • southofheaven81 - Aug 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM

      Didn’t they just take 2 of 3 from Detroit?

      • nbjays - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        Yep, wasn’t that right after they got swept by the White Sox?

  12. coloradostupid - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    All they need to do now is get Raúl Ibañez back, and they’ll be a contenda

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