A Tradition Like No Other: Yanks vs. Angels

We’re not like SF; We didn’t stay home all afternoon hoping to watch a bunch of middle-aged chumps in bad pants chase little pocky balls around Georgia. Not our thing. Maybe it’s yours. We cast no aspersions. Anyway, we’re hoping the weather for tonight’s festivities in Los Angeles will be as clear as the sailing for Yankee ace Randy Johnson, who goes for win 2 for himself and team against the hated Angels. We’ll be watching. Consider this your open thread for comment.

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  • Sleeve delay!

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Uh…is this game considered a must win yet?

    whatever April 8, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • A perusal of our Ask the Ump thread provides this explanation:
    “Rule 1.11 (c) (1) states that while each player can choose his own sleeve length, he should make an effort to have sleeves of approximately the same length.”
    How great is YFSF!?!

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • JEETS!!!! 1-0. Our hero.

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Derek takes things into his own hands…

    whatever April 8, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Brushin’ back A-Rod. BOOOOO!

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Oy. Stinnett’s throw had some kinda arc.

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:28 pm
  • And…we’re tied. Horrible.

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:28 pm
  • Christ, that pitch was about eye high. How’d he hit that?

    whatever April 8, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • Vlad.

    SF April 8, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • Another nice pick by A-Rod. Showing some good leather thus far this year.

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:36 pm
  • Baked Salmon

    whatever April 8, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • Whiffffff. Heater is humming. We worry the slider is a bit flat. But we’re prone to worrying…..

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • Where’s Randy on the radar gun? I’m relying on game channel and am about to head out.

    NickYF April 8, 2006, 10:44 pm
  • Stinnett sure fills out the uni!

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:45 pm
  • Jeter walks. At least someone’s got things going right out of the gate.

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:48 pm
  • Oh man. There’s Jeets’ defensive weakness. That should be an out.

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • And they make up for it. Well turned!

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:56 pm
  • Nice DP, even with the runner going

    whatever April 8, 2006, 10:56 pm
  • More nice D by Alex. Angels sure are smokin’ the ball off RJ. Lotta at’em balls tonight.

    YF April 8, 2006, 10:57 pm
  • Figgins has some Hot Wheels. Barely got him.

    whatever April 8, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • 3 Ks though

    whatever April 8, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • 4 Ks.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:08 pm
  • Web Gem for Sheff! Hoot!

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:09 pm
  • Oh Man!!! Cano just got his 1 walk of the week taken away by a bad call. Give the man a break!

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • And now he lines out. So wrong.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:14 pm
  • this must be an error– it says on game channel that cano walked. Now that’s likely.

    NickYF April 8, 2006, 11:14 pm
  • Stinnett looks like a guy from the bleachers who just got yanked onto the field so the big boys could have a full 9.
    I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but…..

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:17 pm
  • Cano looks huge at the plate. If he gets locked in at some point this season he’s gonna do some damage.

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:17 pm
  • Poached Salmon

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:20 pm
  • K for Salmon. As for Cano, he’s so ba dependent, he’ll always be streaky.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:21 pm
  • Up the ladder. Nice.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • Another one smoked. When they make contact….

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:27 pm
  • Kennedy triple!!!

    mp April 8, 2006, 11:29 pm
  • Another hard shot. And this one plates 2. Ugh.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:29 pm
  • there’s always next year, YF

    mp April 8, 2006, 11:30 pm
  • Randy throwing hard but throwing flat. A lot of ks here, but not that dominant a performance.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:30 pm
  • Jesus, how fast can things go bad? Nice play by Arod to save another.

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:30 pm
  • A “lucky” break. ARod is due

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:35 pm
  • Let’s get ’em all back! Come on, A-Rod.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:35 pm
  • Ugh.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:38 pm
  • “unlucky break”

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:38 pm
  • Giambi is due..hell, they’re all due.

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:40 pm
  • give me a break…. that’s was strike 3 AND 4 on giambi

    mp April 8, 2006, 11:43 pm
  • Juiced. And that was a ball.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:45 pm
  • Uh, where was THAT one?

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:45 pm
  • strike 5…

    mp April 8, 2006, 11:46 pm
  • Inside. Come on. Close is not a strike.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:46 pm
  • Hideki hits lefties…

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:48 pm
  • Crap.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • …sometimes.

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • OCab!

    mp April 8, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • Don’t like going into the late innings behind with that killer Halo bullpen

    whatever April 8, 2006, 11:51 pm
  • Vlad: wash your damn helmet. It’s 4 games in and that thing is disgusting.
    Also, we note with disapproval that the Angels are sporting those awful ventilated helmets–so double bad.

    YF April 8, 2006, 11:56 pm
  • Stinnett k’s yet again. Criminal that the Yanks spend 200 million and still end up with this in the lineup once every 5 days.

    YF April 9, 2006, 12:05 am
  • Salmon loaf

    whatever April 9, 2006, 12:07 am
  • Speaking of bad, have you noticed Trot’s cap?

    whatever April 9, 2006, 12:08 am
  • mr. clutch

    mp April 9, 2006, 12:20 am
  • Whattya gonna do?

    whatever April 9, 2006, 12:21 am
  • Banzai!!!!

    whatever April 9, 2006, 12:34 am
  • Talk about 3 bad swings

    whatever April 9, 2006, 12:36 am
  • Come on Berns….

    YF April 9, 2006, 12:40 am
  • Tying run on 2nd. COME ON BERNIE!

    YF April 9, 2006, 12:42 am
  • crap. 1-4. 3 back. a winnable game lost.

    YF April 9, 2006, 12:44 am
  • 4-1

    mp April 9, 2006, 12:44 am
  • strike that; reverse it

    mp April 9, 2006, 12:45 am
  • Not much going our way right now..they’ll come around.

    whatever April 9, 2006, 12:45 am
  • Sox in sole possesion of first.
    Aaaaaaannd the Yankees are a .200 ballclub.

    Hudson April 9, 2006, 12:54 am
  • We seem to have a plethora of Boston mathematical geniuses around here.

    whatever April 9, 2006, 1:15 am
  • Listen, as a Sox fan I want to insist that I’m not saying this as rubbing salt in the wound, and I know you guys love Bernie (and he’s done enough to earn your love).
    But, why was Bernie the pinch-hitter, and not Phillips? Phillips isn’t great shakes, but Bernie is close to done…
    I mean, I’m asking this as a baseball question, did Bernie have good numbers off of K-Rod (who wasn’t exacting crusing) or what?

    Hunter April 9, 2006, 1:28 am
  • Yeah, *whatever*: At this rate the Sox would win 130 games and the Yankees would finish 98 games out of first place.
    I’ll settle for 125 wins. ;^)

    Hudson April 9, 2006, 1:35 am
  • so how long until we can start talking about the state of yankee pitching? cause it isn’t gonna get any better.

    sf rod April 9, 2006, 2:19 am
  • Has anyone noticed the size/shape of Robinson Cano ????? He looks a lil’ bloated/beefy.
    When is his steriod test ?

    Curious April 9, 2006, 9:00 am
  • Hunter,
    Most likely because Bernie could bat left-handed against K-Rod, and Phillips is a righty.
    And we know Torre seldom gives up on his old war horses, done or not.

    whatever April 9, 2006, 9:42 am
  • Curious,
    Cano came into camp this spring with an ass that would make Jennifer Lopez envious because, if I remember correctly, he didn’t play winter ball this off-season like he had in the past, and it showed.

    whatever April 9, 2006, 9:49 am
  • sf rod,
    Actually rod, the Yankee’s pitching staff is 2nd in the league in team ERA at 3.48.
    It’s their lack of timely offensive production that has hurt them the most thus far.

    whatever April 9, 2006, 10:13 am
  • Take away RJ’s starts, and the staff isn’t all that hot, WE. That’s slightly deceptive, citing the team ERA. Chacon and Wang haven’t really impressed, Mussina was serviceable. Only Johnson has really stepped up.

    SF April 9, 2006, 11:50 am
  • SF,
    I didn’t say their staff was the 2005 White Sox. I SAID their BIGGEST problem thus far has been a lack of timely hitting, and that, I would say, has been the case.

    whatever April 9, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • Since Johnson made 40% of the starts, why would we take them out? :-(
    Way to go Moose, Farnsworth, Proctor and Mo. 110 wins here we come :-)
    If Jeter and Robinson hadn’t rattled Wang, we would now be 3 and 3 despite very erratic hitting. For most of the season, the hitting will neither be like the first and last blowouts or the weak hitting in between. This will be a very productive lineup.

    john April 9, 2006, 6:44 pm
  • Mattingly says he expects Bernie to become a very productive pinch hitter and dh this year, and thereby extend his career beyond the year. Who doesn’t want a switch-hitting pinch hitter with obp and power?

    john April 9, 2006, 6:47 pm
  • If Jeter and Robinson hadn’t rattled Wang
    It must be really confidence inspiring when a guy you are counting on to win 15 games is easily rattled by early inning errors.

    SF April 9, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • Good observation on the Yank’s offense John. 15 runs the first game, then they score a total of 10 runs during their 4 game losing streak, and then 10 runs today. It’s either feast or famine so far. It should level out, and hopefully, our pitching will continue to be, uh, not too bad.

    whatever April 9, 2006, 11:01 pm

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