C.C. Sabathia looks to bounce back from giving up five home runs in one game. Don’t Tell A Soul but five dingers in one start is not all that rare thing in baseball: three other pitchers have done it this year. Heck, Tim Wakefield once gave up six and won the game, so Let It Be. More importantly, C.C. looks All Shook Down from 12 runs given up in his last 14 innings.
Brian Duensing is on the mound for the TCTs. He opened his season against the Yankees, picking up a no-decision in the Twins victory.
ARod is in Minnesota but is not in the lineup tonight. In completely unrelated news, Prince, Paul Westerberg, Grant Hart, Winona Ryder, and Garrison Keillor are among the North Star State luminaries attending a no limit deuce to seven draw Hootenanny at a private country club on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
Purify yourself and comment away.
by Uncategorized · 56 comments
at 7:38 pm in
Kevin Youkilis has been moved to the DL as the Red Sox open a four game series with Kansas City. Josh Beckett gets the start for Boston, while Luke Hochevar is on the mound for the Royals. Lineups follow, comment away.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 4 comments
at 7:38 pm in
– Joe Torre, Executive of Baseball Operations for MLB, on the reviewed and improperly interpreted home-run call last night.
Yes, the Yankees went on to lose by one run and yes, Joe G. should have protested. However, the replay delay may have helped Bartolo Colon and the Yankees not lose by five or six, because Colon was getting _CRUSHED_ prior to the delay for the review.
Some people may argue what is the point of replay if it proves to be as pointless and time consuming as it proved to be last night. I am kind of *meh* about the blown call and just hope Colon isn’t becoming fatigued. Perhaps this is unfair to him, but it always feels like he’s in the game on borrowed time. Then again, aren’t we all…
Just kidding, screw that metaphysical crap. Back with a gamer later.
by General Baseball · 3 comments
at 3:51 pm in
Bartolo Colon is on the mound for New York, Bruce Chen for KC. Lackey and the Red Sox fell to St. Pete earlier today and the Yankees have notched two runs via a solo shot by Curtis Granderson, his 34th on the season, and (just now) a two-out hit by Swisher. Comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 43 comments
at 8:56 pm in
Ivan Nova is 7-0 since June 10th, with batters hitting .232/.283/.361 over the span. I don’t know how he’s done it, I just hope he keeps on doing it. He’s on the mound tonight in KC, who send Danny Duffy. Gardner is hitting ninth, with Jeter leading off. Comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 31 comments
at 8:10 pm in
Boston took the early game of the day/night double trouble, but Tampa scored two off of Erik Bedard in the top of the second in the second game. Jeff Niemann is on the mound for the Rays. Comment away.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 7 comments
at 7:50 pm in
The Bombers are in KC with AJ on the mound, his start pushed from Sunday. Neither snow nor rain nor Royal blue etc. Felipe Paulino has been a bit of a tomato can, so the Yanks may sport AJ a lead even he finds insurmountable. Jorge’s hitting eighth and we can wave hello to our old friend the Melkman on the opposite pine. Boston is idle, a tie for the Beast could be in the offing. Lineups follow, comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 77 comments
at 7:50 pm in
Boston wraps up their visit to Seattle today, with Tim Wakefield still seeking career victory number 200 and Kevin Youkilis doubtful due to a stiff back. Some rookie named Charlie Furbush is pitching for the Mariners today, and CHB has a nice piece on Wily Mo, who is with the M's now.
The Yankees/Rays rained out, which is no doubt some sort of Joe Girardi conspiracy to keep Jorge Posada down after his bombastic batting performance yesterday. One might take some sort of perverse pleasure in the fact that AJ doesn't get to pitch today as well. Yes, one might indeed.
New York heads on the road for seven games starting tomorrow at KC and then to Minnesota, while Boston gets a day off tomorrow, only to start a brutal stretch of travel which sees three games in two days at Fenway vs. Tampa Bay and eight games on the road against KC and Texas, then back to Boston for three more games against Oakland with no break until a day off before facing the Bombers again at the end of the month.
Comment away on your Sunday baseball musings.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 6 comments
at 3:13 pm in
J Posada singled to right, M Teixeira and R Cano scored, N Swisher to third. >TAM 0 NYY 2
I read that on the wire when I took a break from work, having realized I forgot to post a game thread. Comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 21 comments
at 4:57 pm in
C.C. has given up four through six, while David Price has given up just one run to the Yankees. I shoulda stayed at work. Later on tonight, Boston visits Seattle. Comment away.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems,Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 7 comments
at 8:55 pm in
LAA is facing the Yankees early today, heading out of town as the Rays show up tomorrow. Tyler Chatwood for the Halos, Bart for the Bombers. Comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 74 comments
at 1:51 pm in
According to Stephen A. Smith, the Yankees have somehow done wrong by Jorge Posada. Terribly wrong. True to form, Smith expounds with great conviction about something, although in this case, perhaps because this is not professional basketball, he has no clue what he is talking about. Smith's foray into baseball analysis may simply be an indication that he is prepping himself for the prospect of an entire year without professional basketball to holler about. If so, he needs a lot more prepping.
by The Media · 32 comments
at 7:56 am in
Lester and Blackburn working it, with the TCTs leading 1-0 halfway through. Comment away.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 0 comments
at 9:39 pm in
I was working up a joke about CC and AJ and Mo and toothaches and the soothing Ivan Novacain but I just don't have anything funny, because nothing is funny about the last couple of games. However, Nova did get out of trouble in the top of the first and Gardner walked to lead off the bottom of the frame at the Stadium. ESPN game. Blah.
Time to go to the old standby: pull my finger and comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 30 comments
at 7:21 pm in
AJ worked a 1-2-3 first inning for New York. Cool. Now get someone up in the pen. Dan Haren is on the mound for LAnaheim. Chavez DHing, Nunez at third, Martin behind the plate. We still love you, Georgie. Thanks for the memories. Comment away.
by Yanks Gamers/Postmortems · 30 comments
at 7:22 pm in
Boston hopped a plane last night after the exciting comeback win over the Yankees at Fenway and now find themselves in the Twin Cities facing Minnesota, and down 3-1 in the third, with Wakefield on the mound and Salty having all kinds of trouble with the knuckle. The Sox drew first blood in the second off of Scott Baker. This game is on ESPN, as was last night’s game.
by Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 8 comments
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