And Jeter Takes Round 2

Friday was Jose Reyes’s night to shine in the Battle of the NY Shortstops. Yesterday, it was Derek’s turn. Our Hero went 4-5, with the go ahead homer, a double, and a stolen base. It was his show, though Reyes certainly put up a representative effort. In the two games thus far, he has been the Mets offense; yesterday he was just 1-3 but had 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs, and 2 rbi. Both walks came leading off innings (pretty much inexcusable), both led to runs scored, and their ultimate result is Tyler Clippard being optioned back to triple-A. Kevin Thompson will take his spot on the roster; Kei Igawa his slot in the rotation, sometime next week in SF. Also, Jorge has been seen taking infield practice at first, in preparation for the swing through NL parks. Today, our old friend El Duque, who’s always fun to watch, faces the Wanger. An interesting contrast in styles, and hopefully some good baseball.

Up in Boston, the Sox beat the Giants 1-0 yesterday. I caught a bit of this game, and it looked like home plate ump Charlie Reliford was a significant factor. His strike zone, at least while I was watching, was enormous. Matt Morris goes for SF today against Wake. I’m sure both of those fellas will be hoping for the same leeway.

9 comments… add one
  • That was a nice score-a-thon in NY yesterday.
    Hey YF not sure how often you check the YF SF email but theres something there for ya :p

    TJ June 17, 2007, 10:06 am
  • Why would JORGIE be playing first? So they can get Nieves’s bat in the lineup?
    Did you mean Johnny?

    busk yf June 17, 2007, 11:21 am
  • Ya that would be crazy huh…

    TJ June 17, 2007, 11:22 am
  • How bad do you have to be to be demoted in favor of Kei Igawa?

    Paul SF June 17, 2007, 12:50 pm
  • Up in Boston, the Sox beat the Giants 1-0 yesterday. I caught a bit of this game, and it looked like home plate ump Charlie Reliford was a significant factor. His strike zone, at least while I was watching, was enormous.
    Isn’t this belittling Red Sox accomplishments? Where’s the outrage from Andrew?
    (As a note, YF is absolutely right, Reliford was granting all kinds of strikes, but I’m ready for some consistency from Andrew, that, or for him to STFU if SFs do the same about the Yankees.)

    QuoSF June 17, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • Eh, not the best example, Quo. I don’t think YF was commenting on the strike zone for just the Sox, but in general.

    SF June 17, 2007, 2:18 pm
  • busk – they want Jorge to play first so they can keep *his* bat in the lineup when Nieves catches Moose.

    rad - yf June 17, 2007, 3:14 pm
  • Sheesh, don’t get your panties all in a bunch, Quo.

    AndrewYF June 17, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Also, isn’t this a Yankee thread? =P

    Lar June 17, 2007, 9:33 pm

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