A Tribe Called Swept: Yanks-Tribe Gamer VI

Two two-run homers by ARod were more than enough cushion for an effective Mike Mussina last night, and Jason Giambi came through with a pinch hit home run in the ninth. Today, it’s Andy Pettitte against Jake Westbrook as the Yankees look for their second series sweep in a row and a season sweep of Cleveland. Andy is 6-1 in his last seven games, while Westbrook has allowed only one in his last 14 innings of work.

Jorge Posada is out of the lineup again today, and Giambi is the DH. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees

M. Cabrera cf .301
D. Jeter ss .332
B. Abreu rf .285
A. Rodriguez 3b .301
H. Matsui lf .294
J. Giambi dh .265
R. Cano 2b .311
A. Phillips 1b .290
J. Molina c .234

Cleveland

G. Sizemore cf .275
C. Blake dh .266
V. Martinez c .302
R. Garko 1b .306
J. Peralta ss .277
J. Michaels lf .269
C. Gomez 3b .302
F. Gutierrez rf .275
A. Cabrera 2b .200

13 comments… add one
  • Gamecasting it. This thing moving right along. Westbrook a perfect and quick top of the 3rd.
    On comes AP. Nothing on the board for the Tribe.

    YF August 12, 2007, 1:41 pm
  • And there goes that. Infield single for Gomez to lead off the bottom of the 3rd.

    YF August 12, 2007, 1:43 pm
  • But AP induces a couple of outs and then ks Sizemore to end it. No score through 3, with the big Yankee guns coming up in the 4th.

    YF August 12, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • Abreu fly to deep left opens the 4th.

    YF August 12, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • And an infield pop for Alex; Westbrook working thru quickly.

    YF August 12, 2007, 1:55 pm
  • Bingo! Matsui singles to right. Giambi up.

    YF August 12, 2007, 1:56 pm
  • HOMER TO RIGHT!
    Giambi with his 2nd bomb in two days.
    That’s bad news for the AL.

    YF August 12, 2007, 1:58 pm
  • Monster AB from Cano, master of the strike zone, who singles the 10th pitch to right. every pitch below the waste according to gameday.
    gotta go feed the kid….

    YF August 12, 2007, 2:01 pm
  • Oof. Arrived just in time to see Mariano get out of a bases-loaded jam in the 8th. Now Derek with a huge insurance RBI knock to put Yanks up 5-2. Let’s get this baby all wrapped up!

    yankeemonkey August 12, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • 4 Games. 4 Games. 4 Games.

    AW YF August 12, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • It’s time for the Sox fans to write another Haiku and brag about their 14 game lead in May.
    Incidentally, I wrote on here a couple of weeks ago that this website was slanted towards sox fans as there are more sox fans on here. That’s really true as there were 60+ posts on the Sox game post today and only 10+ posts on the Yankee game post. I’d find it hard to believe that you’re 6 times more likely to blog if you’re watching your team fall apart, replay 1978, etc.
    Anyway, this just goes back to my belief that over the last 100 years there really isn’t a rivalry between the two teams — there have been brief periods of a rivalry such as right now, the 70’s and a few years in the 40’s, but that’s about it. The premise of this site is that the teams are somehow equal.
    Anyway, that’s all a bit more big picture than my real point, which is…..GO YANKEES!

    JS YF August 12, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Let’s try to show the kind of restraint that the SF’s (at least on this site) had been showing. And let’s not rehash all the rivalry stuff.
    Go Yankees though!

    Lar August 12, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • > The premise of this site is that the teams are somehow equal.
    JS, I don’t think that this site is slanted more towards Sox fans, and I strongly disagree that the site was based on the premise that the teams are equal.
    Sox fans certainly have been far more prolific in their commenting on the game threads this season. That does not mean the site is “slanted” one way or the other; there is just more reading material in the Sox gamers. Obviously, perceiving slant is a statement of opinion and I don’t mean to call your perception invalid. If you mean to say that at least by volume of comment, Sox fans outnumber Yankees fans here, I would concur that it seems to be the case at this time.
    As far as the premise of this site, some background is in order. It was created by two friends who share a love of the game and who happen to root for two of the most storied franchises in sports that are also historic divisional rivals. I find it highly unlikely that either founder or that any of the other authors would say that the teams are “equal”. Such a statement would be as banal as it would be statistically impossible to quantify. The only thing somewhat “equal” is that each of the authors have a passion for the game and an interest to write about it, along with a genuine curiosity in reading the dialogue that ensues from the participation of the readers who are generous enough to comment. It’s the readers and commenters that make this place special. I’m not one of the owners of the site and I don’t wish to speak for the other authors, but if there is a “premise” to the site, it is that dialogue.
    As far as your final point, I agree completely.

    attackgerbil August 12, 2007, 10:12 pm

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