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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Royalty does another baseball doubleheader on Sunday in Trenton and the Bronx!

Prince at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton
 After getting back late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, the King & I went to play softball bright and early after we got three and a half hours sleep. When we finished the King drove us to Yankee Stadium where we met up with our pals Bryan Gilligan and Vincent Ascanio who came with us down to Trenton, NJ.

We went to see a minor league baseball game between the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees Double A affiliate in the Eastern League and the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the San Francisco Giants' farm club that afternoon at Arm & Hammer Park which was previously called Mercer County Waterfront Park.

As for the game we saw, the Thunder scored early and often as they beat up the Flying Squirrels, 15-1.

Prince at Yankee Stadium
After the game, we drove to the Bronx where we saw game two at Yankee Stadium as the Yankees were hosting the Orioles in the rubber match of their three game set on Sunday night baseball on ESPN. We met up with our friends Phil Butleman and Larry Peim who were there.

As for the game we saw, Hiroki Kuroda threw a five hit shutout. He went the distance despite only having a 3-0 lead. It was shocking because in this day and age, the closer always comes in the ninth inning when the lead is three runs or less so they can attempt to pick up a save. Much to our surprise and delight, Joe Girardi decided to stay with Kuroda who was in cruise control. Thanks to Jayson Nix who hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning and Brett Gardner who followed him with a two run homer that hit high off the foul pole in right, the Yankees had all the run support they needed to beat the Orioles as they won the series, two games to one.

In addition, they played the game in a manageable 2 hours and 38 minutes which gave us more time to make our way towards Boston for their annual Patriots' Day game that Monday morning.

Stay tuned for the special post that we'll recap the game we saw at Fenway Park.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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