Big Time: Yanks-O’s Gamer I

In April, if you told me that the Yankees and Orioles would be in a heated battle for the AL East heading into the second week of September, I would told you that were it to be true I’d eat my hat. Shopsin’s GA BBQ sauce makes anything taste good, and now I need a new hat. The Yankees desperately need to win this series. David Phelps is on the mound tonight, while the Yankees will be facing Jason Hammel. Comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .319
N. Swisher 1b .265
R. Cano 2b .301
A. Rodriguez dh .275
E. Chavez 3b .286
C. Granderson cf .231
R. Martin c .202
R. Ibanez lf .230
I. Suzuki rf .264
 
D. Phelps 3.13
 
Baltimore
N. Markakis rf .301
J.J. Hardy ss .231
N. McLouth lf .248
A. Jones cf .287
M. Wieters c .238
M. Reynolds 1b .232
C. Davis dh .259
M. Machado 3b .286
R. Andino 2b .219
 
J. Hammel 3.54

10 comments… add one

  • What a disaster.

    attackgerbil September 6, 2012, 7:54 pm
  • Swisher fans. no hits, 8Ks and 1 walk in his last 14 PAs.

    attackgerbil September 6, 2012, 8:10 pm
  • Among Tampa, Baltimore and NYY, I can’t see anyone but NYY winning the division, as much as I hate to admit it.
    All three teams are flawed, but …
    Tampa can’t hit (but boy can it pitch).
    Baltimore wins despite an atrocious defense.
    It comes down to NYY experience.
    We’ll see.
    I would like to see NYY flop for one objective reason, though. Perhaps it begins to put an end to the bloated payrolls.
    The group of Phila, Bos, NYY, LAAofA, LAD, huge payrolls each at some point this season, all could miss the playoffs. That might suck for us, but I’d like to think it would be good for baseball.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 6, 2012, 8:51 pm
  • Cano is now 9-for-50 this season with 2 outs and RISP. That’s a .180 average. That’s also his 12th strikeout in that spot in 2012

    krueg September 6, 2012, 8:54 pm
  • A rollercoaster game that ended in a massive pile of Oriole poo.

    IronHorse - YF September 6, 2012, 10:47 pm
  • I am so glad I have been travelling most of the past month and a half so I haven’t had to watch our beloved team rot.

    We’re paying the piper now. Bloated contracts for aged stars that no longer shine as well as Cashman’s horendous farm system and pitching staff.

    The time has come today. We are exposed and defeated.

    It was a fun 18 year run, but now?

    Misery. Pain. Darkness. Dispair.

    krueg September 7, 2012, 2:17 pm
  • painful…

    i agree bill…yep, i’m a yankee fan, but it might be good for baseball if all the big spenders missed the playoffs…i mean, do we really have to pay 10, 15, 20 mil, or in arod’s case 30 mil for a guy to fail in big situations?…we should be able to get that for < 5 mil…regardless of how the rest of the season plays out, showalter really got the last laugh on the sox and yanks…

    dc September 7, 2012, 3:08 pm
  • Of course we could just as easily go on a run and win it all…

    :)

    krueg September 7, 2012, 4:06 pm
  • For all my pessimism expressed here, I think the Yanks will ultimately win the division. But I really can’t see them going far in October even if they do.

    As for the more immediate, I do not feel very optimistic about tonight’s game. Camden Yards has been a house of horrors for Phil Hughes even when the O’s stunk. I don’t see him shining against this particular group of over-achievers. Would love to be proven wrong…

    Don’t know if any Sox fans are still watching, but while the O’s and Rays end the season on a three-game series in Tampa that could have huge consequences for them and the Yanks, the Yanks end it playing three vs. Boston at Yankee Stadium. Sox fans might still be able to get a little thrill even out of this horrendous season by having a shot to keep the Yanks out of the post-season.

    IronHorse - YF September 7, 2012, 4:36 pm
  • “Watching” is probably too strong a word. “Peeking through my fingers at the wreckage on occasion” is more like it.

    Devine September 7, 2012, 6:32 pm

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