What a great weekend that was for for baseball lovers as we head into the All-Star break. Whether you were able to watch the whole game or you just saw the highlights on Sportscenter later that night,¬† Saturday’s Yankees/Rays game was a pleasure for a baseball fan to watch. Derek Jeter smacked a rare home run for his 3000th career hit (check out some great pictures of the moment as he circles the bases here) during a an incredibly dramatic day that saw him go 5 for 5 at the plate and drive in the game winning run in the bottom of the 8th. ¬† Love that shot of former Angel Casey Kotchman tipping his cap to the the Yankees captain as he rounds first base. Speaking of the Angels:
Following their sweep of division rival Seattle over the weekend to keep themselves just a game back of first place in the AL West, congrats are in order to the Angels stud pitcher Jered Weaver getting named the starter for the American League at Tuesday’s All-Star game. He’ll be facing Philadelphia’s ace Roy Halladay, who’s starting for the NL. And he’ll be pitching to the Dodgers All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp, who’s also gonna be taking his swings in tonight’s Home Run Derby. And speaking of the Dodgers:
Even they showed some life this weekend, sweeping their division rivals from San Diego. They even busted up a no-hitter that the Padres had going with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth to win the game on Saturday 1-0.
Catch your breath, enjoy the All-Star Game fun, and get ready for the second half of the season!