As A-Rod’s World Turns: Yanks-Rangers Gamer II

As Peter Abraham reports, this afternoon the clubhouse TV in Texas was afixed to ESPN, and Steve Phillips prattling on about how Alex should be traded. This, mind you, with Alex standing right in front of the tv, and nevermind that everyone in the universe has said this isn’t going to happen, and by the way shouldn’t. Also, according to Abraham, “Carl Pavano has accelerated his rehab program. He now goes down to the lobby to get the pizza instead of having it brought up to his room.” Yuk Yuk Yuk. Damon remains out and on Doans, which means your lineup tonight will look like this:

Leche LF
Jeets SS
The Giambino DH
Alex 3B
Jorge C
Guiel RF
Miggy 2B
Bubba CF

On the hill, it will be Mike Mussina (11-3, 3.39) vs. Adam Eaton, late of the San Diego Padres, and longtime resident of the Texas DL. We’re hoping for the best.

164 comments… add one
  • happy that Bernie’s out against the righty.

    Nick-YF July 25, 2006, 6:37 pm
  • Man, $200 million and Aaron f’in Guiel is batting 6th. This has been, uh, an off year to say the least.

    yankeesnj July 25, 2006, 7:01 pm
  • Argh, they fire Reynolds and keep the goddamned moron Philips. He’s a total fake, and it’s teeth-grindingly agonzing to watch him. Can you imagine a baseball show with Kruk, Philips, and Brantley? That’s ghastly.
    Remember that ESPN bit where Philips “played” a GM doing a mock interview with sadsack ESPN “journalists” mugging along?

    Wells July 25, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • HR was the last bright spot on BBTN. Now there’s no reason to watch it with sound on. Wouldn’t it be nice if Fox hired him and booted McCarver? A gal can dream….

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • And now this, from a BronxBanter-er:
    Another reader, with “contacts on the inside,” refutes the sexual harassment whispers: “Anyone who is saying sexual harassment either has been given bad third-hand info or is lying. Harold has had a couple of rather heated arguments with the producers at “Baseball Tonight,” and some of the suits at ESPN over the program’s coverage of Alex Rodriguez. At the last production meeting, when it was made clear they were going to really play up the A-Rod angle during coverage of the Yankees-Texas series, Harold had a colossal meltdown, which led to his dismissal. The sexual harassment allegations are even more laughable when you consider that he is being replaced by Steve Phillips — a man who has never met a skirt he wouldn’t chase and who was caught in one of the more embarrassing front office sexual harassment scandals in MLB history.”

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Now with HR and Gammons both gone, there is little reason for me to watch ESPN, let alone BBTN.
    I do like Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon though, they make me laugh.
    Dan Le Betard, on PTI the other day, led off a piece on Chicago that went something like this:
    Dan: “Now Mike, you’re a Cubs fan..”
    Mike interjects: “Yup.”
    Dan seamlessly continues: “..which makes you by Literal Definition… a loser.”
    Mike: “HeyHeyHeyHeyHey.”
    I laughed my ASS off.
    I recorded that off of my Tivo; it’s now my ring tone when my very close friend, a cubbie, calls me. He despises me as I keep playing it on speaker phone when we are watching the Cubs.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • PTI is the last program remaining on ESPN now that I enjoy watching…The world-wide leader has truly jumped the shark.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • YM, that is very interesting stuff you snagged from BB.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • Does not having any of these guys on BBTN really matter? Besides Gammons, who was more interesting because of the front office connection factor, who is worth listening to for an expert opinion? At this point, there are better voices around the blogosphere for expert analysis (not mine, of course, but others).

    SF July 25, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • I have my own thoughts on the sexual harassment issue, and that’s coming from someone who was actually a pa at espn, and worked on bbtn. I haven’t posted them so far, but suffice it to say that the place is very fratty, and the pa’s are the pledges, and hazing is rampant. so let’s just say i wouldn’t be surprised to hear about such a sexual harassment complaint, though i have no idea about this particular situation, and had no experience with reynolds.
    for the record, orel hershiser, when he’s on, is fantastic.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • SF is obviously talking about my precision analyses.

    walein July 25, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Wasn’t someone at ESPN (name rhymes with Hameeko) suspended for loose palms at some point?

    SF July 25, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Meanwhile, three up, three down for Eaton in his first inning of the year.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • SF, your points are all valid. For some reason, I just liked Reynolds. He seems like a nice guy and he wasn’t the sort to dress down players, more the sort to elevate what he thought was fine play. Maybe a bit to much rah-rah, but at least he was watch-able.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • I agree with YF about Hershiser. Also, I like Reynolds simply for BBTN and little league.

    walein July 25, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • I don’t want to come off as saying BBTN is worthless: that stance isn’t mine. But I guess I am just not all that invested in any of the specific personalities. There are plenty of guys who can probably do a decent job replacing Reynolds around local cable outlets, if they’d be willing to move to ESPN. I suppose I watch BBTN for the highlights and the results, and more often than not the analysis leaves me a bit underwhemed. I do agree about Hershiser, though.

    SF July 25, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Reynolds was perfectly fine. Not great. But likable, and competent and receptive to new ideas, which put him on a plane far above certain other espners.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • YF: “..when he is on..” which is not nearly often enough. Meanwhile, the blackout bug bites me in Portland. I guess it’s game channel for me tonight.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Oh, hey, I finally was able to get a Sox game thread up on time tonight! Do I get any special award?

    SF July 25, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • That’s the thing AG. I was never offended when reynolds made a comment I didn’t agree with. Also, Phillips whole ‘super-intense-robot’ way of doing BBTN drives me crazy.

    walein July 25, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • True story from my days at ESPN:
    Disney, the company parent, brought in an HR specialist to show us a video with a series of segments demonstrating what did and did not constitute acceptable workplace behavior. There were, if memory serves, five segments, all apparently filmed with journeymen actors in LA. In each, a scene of harassment was presented, with the male at some point making or doing something entirely inappropriate. The first four segments featured only white actors. The final segment, which was based on a record company’s field trip to a professional basketball game, featured only black actors (including, amazingly, Wesley Snipes). The suggestion, in the comment period, that this video on appropriate behaviour might itself be entirely inappropriate in its use of stereotypes, was not well received.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • What are these “Sox” you seem so obssessed with SF?

    walein July 25, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Kinsler walks….

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Nice YF. Did you start “fightclub” in the parking lot at that point or was that later?

    walein July 25, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • behaviour
    Someone going all British on us?

    SF July 25, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • First rule of sexual harrassment at ESPN? You do not talk about sexual harrassment at ESPN.

    SF July 25, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • SF: Exactly.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Rangers up 1-0. Goody.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Crap. Teixeira.
    Where do I sign up for fightclub?

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Aww crap. Teixeira.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken

    Tyler Durden July 25, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Let me guess: this is going to be a “we’ve never seen this guy before therefore we cannot hit him” type of game?

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • And mis-managing the Mets does not make you a baseball expert.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • Then again, neither does my fiendish posting addiction to YFSF.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Eaton hits ARod.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Feathers in the bottom? I’m lost.
    A-Rod dinged. Make ’em pay, Jorge….

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Fight Club quote from Tyler Durden.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Alex dead to rights stealing on a crappy throw at the feet. Nice tag. Not sure why you run with no outs and power Jorge up. Grrr.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Just struck me as funny when I read the book. I was stretching to sneak it into the thread in a baseball way.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • That strike zone sure seems to be fluctuating, ain’t it….

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • Jorge. Oof. But now Eaton faces the meat of the order. Guiel. AP. Miggy. Bubba. You know he’s quaking.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • For a dude who’s on a 80 pitch count, they’re making it awfully easy for him to pitch a complete game. Grrr.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Kevin “Will I Be Traded For Jorge DePaula and Cash?” Mench with the grab.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Guiel doesn’t help the cause.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • The Yanks are considering trading their GM?

    SF July 25, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Did the HBP appear at all intentional? Where’d it hit ARod?

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Elbow.
    Guiel makes up for the sucky AB with a nice sliding catch.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • I don’t think Adam Eaton is hitting Alex for no reason with no outs in the second, up by a run.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Sheesh….Detroit losing to the Tribe 7-8, and it’s only the 4th inning! Tigger pitching starting to slip….

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • YF: I don’t think so either, but throwing inside to try to unbalance ARod early makes sense.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Nice inning by Moose there.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Sounds like Cleveland is playing it’s kind of game tonight – lots of crooked numbers on the board. I’m all in. I’m all in. I’m all in.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • AG: At this point, isn’t Alex his own worst enemy. I understand taking the inside, but this is a case where i’d figure you let the sleeping dog lie. hbp, to my mind, just one that got away.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • AP with the lead-off walk. We’ll take it.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Late to the thread this evening, but I want to add my two cents to the ESPN debate: Orel is awesome, and I also like Gammons and Olney. But keeps me watching them is Jon Miller. I never miss Sunday Night Baseball just so I can hear him. Seriously. It also bugs the hell out of me that they pair him with that Neanderthal Morgan.
    About Phillips: I always thought he was a crappy, crappy GM, but didn’t he get the Mets to the World Series?

    Sam July 25, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • YF: you probably are right. The cynical side of my mind is trying to read more into it than what really exists. Probably because I am bit-watching™ this game and imagining the plays.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • I think the bunt was the right play there with the way Crosby has been not hitting the ball.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • why is Bubba Crosby on a big league club?

    Nick-YF July 25, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Because with a first name like Bubba, how can you not be?

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • fair enough

    Nick-YF July 25, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • For anyone listening to the game on Yankees radio, or avoiding the radio for that matter, you might enjoy this:

    I'm Bill McNeal July 25, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • just wondering

    Nick-YF July 25, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Interesting comments by YM re: Harold Reynolds. This sounds much more likely. Reynolds also has clashed with Kruk recently — but Kruk’s an ass, so that’s not really surprising… He clashed with Brantley too in the same episode. Kruk’s really just a bully who thinks because he hit home runs fairly often he knows all about the game… BBTN is nothing without Gammons and Reynolds. It’s just a highlight reel that doubles as something to watch (if your team won) to hear guys say good things about your team you were already thinking but ewanted to hear on ESPN anyway…

    Paul SF July 25, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • looks like this might be a tough night for the moose, through not much fault of his own.

    YF July 25, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Glad SF got the Sox thread up (sorry for the mention, walein) — now I can go shopping and reorganize the living room with a clean conscience. Will be back later when the real game starts ;-)

    Paul SF July 25, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • Sam: Jon Miller is one of baseball’s gems. I first started listening to him when i was in college, in baltimore, and he was the voice of the o’s. it’s really criminal that he’s not with a better partner, and now over so much of his career. that’s something to really blame espn for.

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Teixeira has Moose’s number tonight it seems.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Sam: Olney is pretty darn useless. He’s like a cut-rate Gammons, without any of the deep historical knowledge of the game. He hardly ever reports on anything that pans out, and he’s basically been reduced to posting a column which is, in effect, a roundup of news around the league. He used to be an excellent beat writer, and I kind of wish he’d go back to that. I really don’t think much of him at this point, reporter-wise.

    SF July 25, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • What the hell happened on that play when GMJ scored?

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • YF – picture Miller and Orel together. Mmmmm….analysis.

    Sam July 25, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Blalock k’s to end the inning.
    What’s sad is that, at this point, ARod getting caught stealing in the first is 10X more likely to make the Post cover than AP’s error in the third.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Oooh, that would be awesome. Which is why it’ll never happen. ESPN seems intent on putting together the worst commenting crews possible.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Whatever happened to Rob Dibble in the BBTN studio?

    SF July 25, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Yankees are being no-hit by Adam Eaton. Adam frickin’ Eaton!!!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Sam: I agree mostly with your statement but would refine it to say Miller: voice gifted by god to call baseball and rock-solid observation, Orel: insightful analysis.
    And I’m an atheist.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • ARod is up. Let’s see what happens after getting plunked in the 1st.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • 28% Chance he gets a hit, Gerb.

    SF July 25, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Another BB for ARod, this time the long way.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Oh, and ESPN has Rob Neyer. Gotta love Neyer.

    Sam July 25, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Looked like Eaton wanted nothing to do with him. 2-out BB.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • SF: ESPN refused to renew his contract. I think he is on XM radio now.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Neyer’s terrific, and a good guy. And Olney is not nearly so useless as my hyperbolic co-bloggist suggests. Give him some time. Rome, er, Gammons wasn’t built in a day….

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • SF: don’t baffle me with your statistics and facts. With facts, you can prove anything that is even remotely true.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • But Jim Rome was built in 4 and half seconds. It shows.

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Olney is pretty useless in the capacity he’s used, YF. I think he’s a good writer. I just don’t like how ESPN deploys him.

    SF July 25, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • YF: Jim Rome turns four and a half seconds of material into a three-hour show. Have to respect that.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Eaton hits Guiel to load them for AP.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • No comment on Rome. Can’t listen to him for more than 2 seconds without wanting to destroy my speakers so I don’t feel like I can criticize with any knowledge.

    SF July 25, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Hmmm….looks like Eaton has developed K-zone phobia here. Excellent.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • This all with two outs.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • SF: I agree, but unfortunately, I already commented.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Come on, AP!!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:22 pm

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Why is everyone rooting on the Associated Press? I don’t get it…

    SF July 25, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Eaton walks AP; ARod pushed in. Nice.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • It’s because we have to win the war against those commie bastards at UPI! Wait, what?

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • MIGGY!!!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Het, ho, this is fun all of a sudden, and we’re not even hitting!

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • It’s so sad to me that the game thread here is faster than GameChannel. There is money to be made somewhere in that.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Wouldn’t it be awesome if they gave Kinsler an error on that play and then all 3 runs would be scored without a hit!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • 1. Post all night on YFSF
    2. ….
    3. Profit!
    Sorry, gnomes.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Gameday = devil’s spawn.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Crap, I am tired, and bedtime has arrived. So tonight was spent chiming in on the Yanks’ game thread, and I won’t even see a second of the Sox. Kind of stinks.
    No offense meant, everyone, but I am a Sox fan…
    Go Rangers!

    SF July 25, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • Eaton out for Mahay. That’s a quick pull.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • Gnight, SF. Have sweet dreams of pinstripes rounding bases at Fenway.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Very full plate to Leche here. Cmon, Melky!

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Rome’s a loudmouth moron, but I think most ESPN viewers/listeners are too so he’s like their every man hero.
    Neyer is lovely – he always replies to my emails!

    Sam July 25, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Leche K’s looking on a pitch that looked low and outside.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Darn, Melky.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Question: if the Rangers’ 2nd run scored on the error, why does it say Moose gave up 2 ERs?

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • AG: If you can figure out 2….. we’d all be in better shape!

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Stop the presses: ARod throws out runner!!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • Maybe they ruled the run would have scored anyway and the error was allowing Kinsler the bag?

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • I’m working on a plan. None of it involves stealing underpants. Yet.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • I didn’t see the play on TV but Gameday said Kinsler grounded out…GMJ was on first at the time, so there’s no way he can score on a groundout w/o an error. Maybe Gameday got it wrong…wouldn’t be the first time.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • SF isn’t sleeping. He just doesn’t want to admit he wants to watch “My Fair Brady: We’re Getting Married” uninterrupted. So sad for him.

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Is Mahay is pitching around Jeter, or is he just missing his marks?

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • YF: that’s really funny.
    Jeter singles to right. Attaboy, Capn.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Giambino.. ouch.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • Alex, come on down….

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • ARod’s line so far tonight: HBP, BB, BB. What gives?

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • ARod with his third BB tonight. Seems like the pitchers still respect him, even if the press is knocking him around.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Thanks AG. BTW: can you send me your email address–computer disaster the other day knocked out my book……

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Tomorrow’s headlines if Yanks win: “Yankees win in spite of ARod’s baserunning blunders and inability to put the ball in play!”
    If Yanks lose: “Yankees lose because of ARod’s baserunning blunder and inability to put the ball in play!”

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Guiel!
    Moose moving in on 20?

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Hooray for the KC cast-off!!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • YM: Too true. Reminds me of that line from “The Shipping News”
    YF: Just sent you the address.
    Aaron Fricking Guiel!!!

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Showalter fairly well sprints to the mound after the jack. Nice hustle!

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • YF: don’t jinx it!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • I just felt an ulcer subside.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • I need to chime in right here and say how much of a Bucky fan I was/am.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • Dent?

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • YM: Has the Post figured. But what will the headline be?

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • It’s amazing (and very fortunate) how well Aaron “Small” Guiel is doing. This year’s miracle pick up.

    Sam July 25, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Showalter was the one who got this whole Yankee run started. If only Coney hadn’t run out of gas in 95….

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Walk this way: KC cast-off bails out Yanks.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • YF: well, both actually (show/dent).

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • I retract my Guiel-bashing at the top of the thread.
    Clearly, we must bat him ahead of A-Rod!!1

    yankeesnj July 25, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • Maybe we should’ve traded ARod for him straight up. Stevey Phillips would’ve kicked in a minor leaguer, too.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • YF: I remember that stretch all too well. The early-mid 90’s were lousy, intriguing, and heartbreaking.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • The Moose gives up another HR – wtf?

    Sam July 25, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • It’s not an official game until Moose gives up a dinger.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • and to Barajas??

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Dent lost a lot of his appeal when he started tacking his little crucifix in the NY of his cap. Didn’t care for that.
    Barajas. Grrr.

    YF July 25, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • It’s official then. Let’s hope that’s the end of it, though.

    YF July 25, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • It is really something to think back to how truly bad the Yankees were before Buck took them out of the cellar and turned them into a contender only to have the rug yanked on him, but that rug has been beaten to death.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • I’ve got the game live now. Sweet.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Moose with a backdoor curve puts Teixeira behind 0-2. one on, one out. Moose with a 12-6 curve gets a grounder to Miggy to end the inning.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • I guess there must have been two outs.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • That Kinsler kid sure has nice range at 2B.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • My mistake – I thought that was the second HR of the night for the Rangers.

    Sam July 25, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Bottom six, 2 out, one on, one-one pitch is a strike looking to Wilkerson. The 1-2 is fouled off. The next pitch is strike on the corner to end the inning. Nice pitch. Wilkerson didn’t like it, but it looked purdy good.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Nice inning for Moose. Let’s get him more runs!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • I have to sign off. Good luck Yanks/Athletics. See you all later.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • ‘Night, AG!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • Awww…a barely-foul HR by ARod. Of course he then strikes out looking. Meh.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • Shit.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 10:40 pm
  • Villone puts the first two on to start the 7th. Proctor comes in with men on 2nd and 3rd, no outs. Gets Kinsler to line out to Cairo on a great play. Young out on a sac fly, then a loooooong flyout by Teixeira that looked like it was headed out for a while. Nice catch by Guiel to end the threat and a great job by Scotty.
    Posada doubles to start off the 8th, Rangers kick the ball around on Guiel’s groundout allowing Posada to score. Guiel to 1st on the error.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 10:56 pm
  • Andy kills the rally with a GIDP. Two out for Miggy. He grounds out to short to end it. 7-4 Yankees lead.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • Proctor retires the side in order on 6 pitches. Nice!

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 11:03 pm
  • Yanks go down in order in the 9th. Mo coming in.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 11:12 pm
  • Wilkerson fouls off a bunch of pitches to run the count to 2-2. The 2-2 doesn’t get in far enough and he grounds a single up the middle.
    Barajas hits pop fly to shallow left that Melky runs down for the first out.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 11:19 pm
  • GMJ hits a grounder up the middle that Mo knocks down and throws to 2nd for the force. Kinsler up, Rivera rings him up swinging to end it. For the Yankees: 7 runs on 4 hits; for the Rangers 4 runs on 8 hits. All things considered, better be lucky than good. Moose gets #12.

    yankeemonkey July 25, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • Soo when are you guys going to start a thread for the Yanks first major acquisition before the trading deadline?

    NeffSox July 26, 2006, 12:32 pm

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