Bird Flu: Yanks-O’s Gamer III

The Bombers go for the sweep against the O’s today, and they do it with (cringe) Aaron Small on the hill. Just whom Aaron will have to support him is anyone’s guess. Those who aren’t injured seem to be sick with a nasty stomach bug—yuck. At least our dynamic duo of Melky and Andy should be available. Let’s hope they bring home a victory. And this is your place to comment on it….

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  • Does your Scouts Honor post mean that we can, ahem, express our feelings about Small when the inevitable happens today?

    Sam June 4, 2006, 12:17 pm
  • sorry, that should have read “can’t”

    Sam June 4, 2006, 12:17 pm
  • Beam has been promoted to AAA Columbus.

    RichYF June 4, 2006, 12:28 pm
  • There’s freedom of speech here, Sam. We can admit he’s a lousy pitcher. Not his fault he’s being asked to do more than his talent allows.

    YF June 4, 2006, 12:32 pm
  • TLong is back in right field. Need I say more?

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 1:03 pm
  • After giving up a single to Hernandez and a double to Tejada, Small gives up a homer to Millar. 6-0 Baltimore. Joe looks pensive in the dugout. Small it left out there. This may become a massacre.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 2:43 pm
  • Well…it’s probably safe to Aaron Small won’t be on this team for much longer.

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 2:43 pm
  • Fahey with a homer. 7-0.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • Smith comes in and walks Markakis.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • *safe to say.
    I really should preview my posts :-/

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Roberts strikes out swinging to end the bleeding. 5 runs, 5 hits. Small stinks.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 2:48 pm
  • ARod grounds out to third. Posada works the count to two/two, then grounds out to second. Two away.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 2:49 pm
  • On the plus side, if Smith can hold them down from here, maybe Joe will be impressed enough to actually let him pitch every once in a while (instead of Erickson, for example)….

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • The Yankees look flat as they go down in order in the top of four.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 2:51 pm
  • Seems like they just want to finish the game asap so they can get home, doesn’t it?

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 2:52 pm
  • Favorite exchange from “Drowning Mona”:
    Devito: “When life gives you potatoes, make potato salad.”
    Midler: “Yeah, well what do you make when life hands you a pile of sh*t? Huh?”
    Midler’s husband: “Sh*t salad?”

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 2:53 pm
  • Very nice.
    Hey, they finally get Tejada out! Progress.

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • Sam, my takeaway from YF’s “Scout’s Honor” post was that as a fan, it’s acceptable, if sometimes uninformed, to say “NY needs to get rid of Player X,” or “Player Y is playing terribly.” Where it crosses the line is when the attacks become personal. Discussion boards become pointless when everyone is of a like mind, reinforcing each other’s opinions with no real discourse. Preaching to the choir is boring.
    Baseball may be a sport, but it’s principally a business sponsored directly and indirectly by the fans who pay for the product offered. The fans are completely within their right to express their opinions, positive and negative.
    Otherwise, how far “inside” baseball would one need to be to state one’s mind? What’s the point of sport when everyone wins, and nobody loses, everyone is made to feel happy and self-actualized that they are “on the best team”, and everyone gets what they want?

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • Erickson is in to relieve Smith. Hits Millar, Patterson singles to center, Lopez homers.
    Erickson still stinks.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • Ramirez homers for Boston, who is leading the Tigers 5 to 3.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • So, there’s a possibility of both Erickson and Small getting the boot. See, there’s a silver lining!

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • Damon leads off with a double to the right corner.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • After falling behind 0-2, Jeter doesn’t chase outside He then gets hit on the the hand. Damn it – it’s on his right wrist. Jeter looks to be in a lot of pain.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:20 pm
  • Oh. No. DJ!!

    Spidey June 4, 2006, 3:20 pm
  • Does it look bad? Sterling and Waldman are going nuts.

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • This is so GD frustrating. Can Erickson be useful and nail somebody in the upper back, at least?

    yankeesnj June 4, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • CRAP!!! Crap crap crap.
    Jeter is taken to the locker room. Kevin Thompson comes in to run. Son of a butcher!

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • Un-fricking-believable. We’ll see what the trainers say, I guess.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • And they barely have anyone left on the bench, so it’s not like they can take people out to rest and stuff. Damnit.

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • This is a bloody nightmare.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • I’m listening to the radio, too, Y-Monkey. They sure are making it sound horrible, whatever happened to Jeets. Jesus H. F-in’ Christos…how can this keep happening?

    Spidey June 4, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • Tell Larry Bowa and Gator to start stretching. We’re going to need them tomorrow.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • It’s one thing to lose a game, but it would awful it costs them Jeter for any length of time.

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • Jeter was 2-2 in the count. Lopez came inside with a fastball and hit Jeter directly on the right wrist, which is the one he hurt sliding as you probably know. He immediately started hopping around in pain, and headed straight towards the dugout, and doubled over holding his arm in obvious pain as the coaches came out. He proceeded immediately to the locker room.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:28 pm
  • Posada grounds out to end the inning. Meanwhile, every Oriole except Roberts has at least one hit today, and he and Markakis are the only ones who haven’t scored.
    Jorge Posada rotates to first, Cairo is playing short, and Stinnett is catching.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:30 pm
  • Erickson throws three balls to Hernandez after Tejada lined out to center.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:31 pm
  • Erickson works the count full and then Hernandez flies out to straightaway center.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Cano makes a good catch facing out on a ball hit to shallow right-center by Millar. End of the inning.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:35 pm
  • Cano gets things going in the top of the seventh, hitting a single to right.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • Andy Phillips singles to left between short and third. T-Long coming up.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • Wild pitch advances the runners. Second and third, no outs. Long hits the 2-0 weakly to short left. He’s 0-3 on the day. Cairo is up with one away.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • Cairo hits a flare to right, scoring Cano, and advancing Phillips to third.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:42 pm
  • Stinnett strikes out swinging.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • Cabrera is up as Cairo takes second on indifference.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:45 pm
  • Lopez’ 2-1 to Cabrera is way outside but gets called a strike. Lopez then comes in at the knees to make the count full. Payoff: Cabrera fouls a breaking pitch at the knees. Another payoff: outside, ball four. Bases loaded to Thompson. Great selectivity by Cabrera there.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • Thompson looks at a borderline first strike and then takes strike 2 right down the middle. Very close 0-2 is called low. Looked good. 1-2: low and away. 2-2: Thompson goes the other way.
    Whoohoo! Bases-clearing double to right for Thompson. 3 rbis on the play. ARod coming up with two outs.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • Lopez comes out of the game.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • Do they have another amazing comeback in them? Maybe they’ll do it for the captain?
    Probably not, but at least there’s a very faint hope….

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • Here’s hoping, YM…
    Britton is in for Baltimore. ARod is up. Takes a strike then looks at two balls.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:53 pm
  • 2-1 is way outside. 3-1; ARod is looking for a fastball and gets it, but swings through it for a full count.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • ARod k’s to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • Gerbil, any word on DJ?

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • Oooooh Waldman has a DJ update:
    Bruised right thumb, Xrays negative.
    Rejoice.

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • Bruised right thumb. X-rays…negative. Thank God.

    Spidey June 4, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • PHEW!!

    Spidey June 4, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • Still not great, but could have been much worse.

    Spidey June 4, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • Thanks Spidey.

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • Patterson, Lopez, Fahey up for Baltimore. Erickson still in there for NY. Jorge misplays the groundball for an error.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • Yah, I guess we were typing the news flash at the same time, Y-Monkey. :)

    Spidey June 4, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • Thanks, Spidey. That’s good news. Hopefully it’s not a deep bone bruise, they can be long to heal. Patterson promptly steals second as one would expect.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • Thanks YM too.. no audio here.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Erickson fans Lopez. Fahey up.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Patterson swipes third easily on a a 2-1 pitch called for a ball.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Fahey with a single past an outstretched Cairo up the middle to score Patterson. Markakis up, with Baltimore now at 11 runs.
    Erickson, with 5 hits, four runs, (three earned) and 1 k in 2.1 innings so far.
    Inning over on a nifty 4-3 DP as Fahey is called out for leaving the path I believe.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • Meanwhile, Boston is clobbering Detroit 8-3 and is threatening again with bases loaded and one away in the eighth.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:07 pm
  • Posada with a rip to deep right for a single. Could have been two but Posada isn’t pushing it right now.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • Birkins hits Cano (sloppy inside pitches are ticking me off…). First and second with no outs to Andy Phillips.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • Phillips extends his bat to hit a low, away pitch to left center to load the bases. Nice bat control on a very tough pitch to hit. Long is coming up with no outs.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • Joe does the unthinkable and pinch hits Bernie for Long.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • First and second pitch were high and outside. The 2-0 is called a strike on the outside corner. Looked a bit away I thought. The 2-1: Change at the knees. Bernie’s in front of it and misses for strike two. Two-two: low and outside but Bernie can’t hold up and is called out swinging. One away to Cairo.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:15 pm
  • Todd Williams is coming in to face Cairo.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:16 pm
  • Cairo hits a comebacker barehanded by Williams and converted into the nifty and rare 123 DP.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • Ugh. Get this heinous game over with…

    Spidey June 4, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • Ron Villone comes on for NY.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • Roberts is the only Oriole without a hit today. He flies out to shallow right for the first out.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • Villone walks Mora which brings up Tejada.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:25 pm
  • Tejada grounds into the 543 DP to end the eighth. Top of the order for NY coming up, which means Stinnett, Cabrera, and Thompson. What Yankee fan would have predicted that this is what we would be seeing in early June?

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:27 pm
  • Stinnett behind 0-2 very quickly. He struck out in his last at bat. Takes a ball, then barely fouls off a pitch to stay alive.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • Stinnett ropes a single to the left field corner.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:29 pm
  • Melky takes the first two pitches. Williams gets a gift strike on the 2-0. Cabrera then fouls of the 2-1. 2-2: inside and low for ball 3. Lopez comes out to talk about it with Williams. Full count: Melky hits a low inside pitch on the ground at second; Roberts to Tejada to Millar for the DP. Two away to Thompson.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:32 pm
  • Two-two to Thompson with two outs is fouled off. The fans are on their feet. Next is low and away, full count. Low and away, ball four. ARod is coming up and is 0-3 today.
    Thompson takes second on indifference on a swinging 2-1 strikie. Weak grounder to Roberts who throws to first and ends the game.
    Sweet Jeebus, that was painful to watch all the way through.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • Thanks for the play-by-play, AG. Let’s hope tomorrow’s game is a little more palatable.

    yankeemonkey June 4, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • Indeed, YM.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2006, 4:48 pm

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