Better Late Then Never: Orioles Vs. Yanks Gamer XII

Runners on 1st and 2nd, Yankees are up 3-1 in the top of the 3rd.  Joba’s on the mound and the Yankees need a win.  Comment away!   

YANKEES (58-48)
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu DH
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Nady RF
Cabrera CF
Molina C
Chamberlain RHP

ORIOLES (51-55)
Roberts 2B
Jones CF
Markakis RF
Huff DH
Mora 3B
Scott LF
Millar 1B
Quiros C
Fahak SS
Sarfate RHP

44 comments… add one

  • Wow, early games!

    Lar July 30, 2008, 1:53 pm
  • By the way, I know you miss my play by play, but until proven otherwise, I will not do them because the Yanks keep on losing when I do. Done.

    Lar July 30, 2008, 1:53 pm
  • Joba with the early lead, after the Yanks rallying a bit for him against the rookie. Unforunately, he just gave up a run back, and Huff is up, with the O’s down by one and men on first and second..

    Lar July 30, 2008, 1:56 pm
  • And already at 46 pitches after 2.1 innings..

    Lar July 30, 2008, 1:56 pm
  • Huff flies out, but smacked that one.. okay, really, no more play by play from me. Go Yanks!

    Lar July 30, 2008, 1:57 pm
  • Joba gets out of the inning, but it’s now a 1-run lead, and I just read up that 2 of the 3 runs scored by the Yanks are “unforced” runs or whatever – one on an error, and one on a pass ball. Runs are runs, but they need to “welcome” this rookie to the league more!

    Lar July 30, 2008, 2:00 pm
  • Oh please? Otherwise I’ll have to find some other way to jinx them. :)

    rootbeerfloat July 30, 2008, 2:02 pm
  • Apparently Joba’s 1st inning run was unearned…anyone know how that happened? Abreu with a big 2-run bomb (for all my criticism of him, he’s hot lately), to put the Yanks up 5-2 followed by an easy 1-2-3 for Joba. I’m in the mood for a “cruise to a win” game…hopefully the Yanks are about to oblige.

    Mark (YF) July 30, 2008, 2:22 pm
  • Lar, I was at a pub for lunch and caught the early Yankee scoring. A-Rod hit a single with two men on – as Jeter scored A-Rod went to second on the throw home, which Markakis air-mailed, prompting A-Rod to go to third and Abreu to dash home. Bobby made one of the better slides I’ve seen in a while to get around the catchers tag on the throw-back from Sarfite, the pitcher.
    Then A-Rod came home on a passed ball – thus the 2 unearned runs. For what it’s worth, the first O’s run was also unearned thanks to an error by Cano that allowed Roberts on base – BR then came home on a hit by red-hot Aubrey Huff.
    Abreu’s 2-run HR last inning just got out (hit the foul pole) and then Giambi hit a nuclear bomb foul ball a good 15 rows into the upper deck and down one of the exit ramps before flying out to the infield.
    Joba is pumping strikes and has gotten out of some trouble with strikeouts. Almost all sliders and fastballs today – can’t recall seeing a curve or change.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 2:23 pm
  • Joba gets through the 5th on 7 pitches. Nice. He needed that given that he is still at 75 for 5. Throwing f-balls and sliders pretty much exclusively.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 2:32 pm
  • Newest post first? What the..

    Lar July 30, 2008, 2:40 pm
  • Or not. Typepad is acting weirdly lately – it showed the newest posts on top for me for a hit..

    Lar July 30, 2008, 2:40 pm
  • Joba finishes the 6th and appears to be done. 1 ER on the day.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 2:50 pm
  • If they don’t win I’m going to commit hari kari so…

    krueg July 30, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • At least fat bobby can hit once in awhile or else he would be totally worthless…

    krueg July 30, 2008, 2:53 pm
  • I don’t share the Krueg disdain for Bobby though I know many do. He is a manimal at the plate in the second half of the year has a strong and usually accuate arm but yeah, is infuriating against the wall.
    Giambi drives in Bobby with a bloop single and then Cano moves Stache to 3rd on a single. Yanks with a 6-2 lead and one out threatening to blow the game open. X-Man then rips a ground rule double – 2nd and 3rd, one out, Yanks up 7-2.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 3:00 pm
  • Bases loaded, 7-2 Yanks, 1 out, Melky up.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 3:05 pm
  • IH: you are too kind to the guy, he is TERRIBLE in RF. His arm is even wasted because he casually jogs to all the balls that fall around him…

    krueg July 30, 2008, 3:18 pm
  • Not Melky – sorry – Molina. And he K’s. But Damon draws an RBI walk 8-2 Yanks.
    They needed this game before playing 7 games in 11 days against the Angels (and their newfound 1B).

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 3:19 pm
  • I may simply be overly enamored with his bat Krueg. I love when he comes up this time of year with RISP.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 3:20 pm
  • Edwar kicked out of the game for his first pitch, which sailed over Millar’s head.
    Same crew kicked D. Cabrera out for plunking A-Rod last night late in the game.
    I can’t imagine either was purposeful and neither was preceded by a warning to either bench. Bizarre. If you told me someone was to get kicked out of a Joba-started game for throwing up and in, Edwar Ramirez would no have been the first pitcher to come to mind.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 3:22 pm
  • Gotta love Tapeworm aka Edwar…his arms would break off if he got into a scrum!!!
    IH- i hear you, he is pretty solid w/RISP…we’ll see. He is a Yankee so I have to root for the guy, just REALLY dislike him on defense.

    krueg July 30, 2008, 3:31 pm
  • Nice inning by the kid…3 k’s. Way to bounce back from the last outing!

    krueg July 30, 2008, 3:34 pm
  • Yeah – some nice signs for the Yanks today (bats warm up and down the line-up, Nady logs his second big hit, good starting and BP pitching). The coming 4-game series will test them.
    And Bobby hits another HR. This guy is ridiculous after the ASG.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 3:38 pm
  • Fat bobby crushes another one???? he must follow this site and want’s to show me up…

    krueg July 30, 2008, 3:38 pm
  • Now Alex makes it back to back to right center. KAPOW.

    attackgerbil July 30, 2008, 3:40 pm
  • ABOMB!

    krueg July 30, 2008, 3:41 pm
  • Let’s hope this carries over to the coming days. And not the “random blips” offense that we’ve been getting here and there..

    Lar July 30, 2008, 3:42 pm
  • Yanks appear to lead the league in getting toss/suspended without actually hitting people. Hah.

    Lar July 30, 2008, 3:42 pm
  • where were all these runs the last three games??? baseball is a crazy game.

    krueg July 30, 2008, 3:43 pm
  • Nady getting it going…good.

    krueg July 30, 2008, 3:47 pm
  • Now it’s 12-2 on the Abomb and the Nady RBI double. Me likey Nady.

    IronHorse (yf) July 30, 2008, 3:48 pm
  • Tampa Bay won though, so at best, Yanks will keep pace. Unless Sox loses, which would be great.
    Nady with a good day. He’s a streaky player, so hopefully he’ll dominate for long enough to put us into the playoffs..

    Lar July 30, 2008, 3:50 pm
  • Save some for tomorrow, guys!

    Lar July 30, 2008, 3:59 pm
  • add edwar to the joba/kyle/latroy club of headhunters. this is starting to get disturbing. i guess it’s all fun and games until someone has to be removed from the field on a stretcher.
    note to the rest of the league…if you hit well against the yanks, they will be throwing at your head.

    sf rod July 30, 2008, 4:11 pm
  • You are a drama queen Rod…

    krueg July 30, 2008, 4:16 pm
  • yankees win…sweet, I really didn’t want to commit hari kari.

    krueg July 30, 2008, 4:17 pm
  • Pudge Rodriguez to the Yanks per EEI and Rosenthal.
    So much for the idea of “rebuilding Year”.
    They’re taking his contract.

    Brad July 30, 2008, 4:35 pm
  • ESPN reporting that Cash has just acquired I-Rod.
    What other Alphabet-Rod are out there?

    I'm Bill McNeal July 30, 2008, 4:35 pm
  • for nothing but farnsworth.
    his contract is up in november, so they should get a draft pick or two as well.

    Yankee Fan In Boston July 30, 2008, 4:38 pm
  • What the hell????

    krueg July 30, 2008, 4:45 pm
  • Head case Farnsy goes back to Detroit.
    That’s a head-scratcher. He’s been a big part of that ‘pen lately.

    I'm Bill McNeal July 30, 2008, 4:46 pm
  • So they replaced Posada with Posada.
    Pretty good move at the cost of just Farnsworth.

    LocklandSF July 30, 2008, 4:46 pm
  • McAdam reports on EEI that something on the trade front suddenly brewing with Manny. Won’t name team.

    I'm Bill McNeal July 30, 2008, 4:47 pm

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