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Blah. Nats-Yanks Gamer II

It’s not that I’m lazy. I just don’t care.

C. Guzman ss .316
N. Johnson 1b .311
R. Zimmerman 3b .310
A. Dunn dh .258
E. Dukes rf .253
C. Patterson cf .000
J. Bard c .239
W. Harris lf .222
A. Hernandez 2b .277
J. Lannan 3.51
NY Yankees
J. Damon lf .282
N. Swisher rf .244
M. Teixeira 1b .283
A. Rodriguez 3b .224
R. Cano 2b .309
J. Posada c .289
H. Matsui dh .253
M. Cabrera cf .291
R. Pena ss .264
C. Wang 14.34

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Wang staying in to Zimm, 2-0 pitch to 2-2. But still got to get it down there.
The pitches are not, so far, in a good location – all seem a little bit too high, which you can’t do if you’re Wang.
Zimm killed a 2-2 pitch down the line, and into the right field stands about a row or two back. That was an awful pitch belt high..

Sinker not sinking = delicious for Washington.
Zim fouls off a few more pitches, including another one to the right field stands, though this one was more of a lollipop.
Wang taking some time too, not working too fast. Maybe it’s Nick Johnson on base, but would’ve been good.
That said, Zimm hits into a pitcher’s best friend, double play. End of inning.
Wang’s pitches seem to be staying up, which will get destroyed eventually. Zimm actually had quite a few fouls in the dirt, but still these pitches are awfully located.

JD against Lannan, who has pretty okay numbers thus far this year.
Wang drops his ERA by .6 runs, to 13.7. =)

JD down before you can blink, and err.. so did Swisher before I can finish this sentence..
Swisher with a grounder up the middle but caught by the pitcher.
Here’s Teixiera with two outs.

Lannan appears to be pitching around Teixiera, and perhaps rightfully so, before walking him on 5 pitches. Here’s ARod with man on base.

ARod drove a 2-1 pitch to the right field in foul territory. It was almost caught for an out, so let’s see what he does with a second chance.
He strikes out looking. Good borderline pitch by Lannan and we have one inning in the books.

Okay, second inning for Wang. Maybe the first inning will settle him down a bit, as he “warms” up and get that sinker to sink a little more.

Dunn fouling off some pitches and runs the count to 3-2, before lining one straight at Swisher, one away.

Wang getting slightly squeezed on a pitch that looks about like ones Lannan got, but when you have a 13.7 ERA, you got to earn that back..

Duke one (or two) hops it to ARod who might’ve been between hop and played it well enough to get the out at first. Two outs.

Wow, Corey Patterson, who I haven’t seen in quite awhile.. or at least he wasn’t good for awhile comes in.
He strikes out on a 3rd strike in a third, but reaches first on the wild pitch/pass ball. That’s rough.
Bard will now bat.

And Patterson immediately does what he does best – steals 2nd base. Posada’s throw was not close.

Wang gets a good groundball from Bard and he gets out of the inning. ERA down to 13.11!
His stuff looks slightly better – things are actually sinking and lower in the zone.

Cano with a grounder to short that was slightly bobbled, but recovered to throw out.
Lannan pitching a good game so far, but here’s Posada.

Posada with a grounder to the left side of the infield. The pitcher fields and throws to first high, but since Posada is really slow, he came down about two-three steps before Posada can get to base. Two outs.

Matsui, looking to continue his hot streak, pops one to shallow left field. 1-2-3, and we have a pitcher’s duel after 2 – no hits by either team.

Wang looking good this inning so far, and that location looks better than he was in the earlier innings. Okay, so the Nats suck, but one step at at time..
Well, it’s too early to even say that anyhow..
But here’s the slugger Hernandez, who hit a 3 run shot last night..

And Wang strikes him out. The movement looks to be there this inning – maybe too much of it at times, but definitely better than the flat stuff he had the first inning, which thankfully did not get crushed.

And Guzman with a single grounder past a diving Cano. These are the types of hits that Wang (of old) would give up from time to time, so no worries..

Wang still has some control issues from time to time, as he’s going deep-ish against people, also because people are fouling his stuff off..
Nick Johnson will see a 2-2 pitch..

NJ with a grounder to the right side hole, ARod making a decent enough play on it to throw NJ out at first. 3 away. End of 2.5, no score.

Lannan still pitching a no hitter. YES likes to keep showing the NY Giants players on the field. Maybe it’s good luck since they beat a Boston team more recently than the Yanks did. (Not actually true, but close)
Pena trying to bunt for a hit but fails. 0-2 hole.

Pena actually having a decent at bat so far, fouling off pitches, taking balls..
And then he strikes out, 2 away and top of the order coming up.

Ya, ARod needs to step it up to anchor the right-hand hitting..
Damon quickly going to 0-2.

Broken bat grounder from Damon. 3 outs.
Damnit, and Lannan is pitching not only against the Yanks, but my fantasy baseball team too!

Wang getting squeezed more evident, but again, when your ERA is .. 12.58, you have to earn it a little bit.
Zimmerman strikes out on a nasty sinker.

Not getting some borderline calls for Wang and he goes 3-0 on Dunn, who sends the next pitch goodbye.
It was actually not a bad pitch – knee high and Dunn just went down and got that one.
That was not even a “normal” 3-0 flow it middle of the plate pitch.. so give credit to Dunn for that one..

Ya, that pitch might’ve gotten too much of the plate, but it was low enough that it might not even have been called a strike (especially seeing some of the pitches called). Dunn really killed that one though.

Dukes strikes out on a low payoff pitch. Wang having some control issues here, as the Nationals are not fouling off as much as they did earlier.

Patterson reaches base again, this time on a groundball about half a feet from Cano on the right side. These are, of course, the kind of hits that Wang will allow from time to time.
Though, as kreug said, the Yanks really should’ve put up more than 0 hits so far, so ah well.

Wang paying a lot of attention to Patterson, probably correctly so, though with two outs again, he needs to get Bard out.

Patterson did run, and Bard hits a tough grounder and Teixiera with a nice stop to save a hit and ends the inning. I am totally bias, but it seems like Teixieria makes a good play so often! I don’t even know if they’re “average” plays, since the contrast with Giambi is so huge!

Yanks with the top of the order up, hoping to get that lead back. They have something like 22 comeback wins, which is amazing, but hopefully they’ll make it 23.

Grew up idolizing Jeter, who is not playing today. A shame!
Swisher up trying to get things started.

Here’s Teixiera. Lannan is still on my opponent’s fantasy team, and is destroying my fantasy team tonight. Bah. The Yanks need to beat him! Hopefully Santana style!

ARod with another easy out. End of 4, Yanks down 1-0.
I gots to run. Wang looks okay if not great so far though. I expect Joe G to protect him a little bit on this start, so 6 innings would be great and probably max. Unfortunately the Yanks cannot hit at all. Hopefully that changes!

One more before I go – Wang’s ERA actually went down with that inning with a solo shot. Go figure.

leadoff single…here comes the patented wang meltdown leading to a HUMILIATING loss to the f-cking washington nationals. we are garbage.

Wang actually looked alright today. If not for that horseshit call at first (seriously, the replay showed it wasn’t even that close – we got totally hosed by the ump there. AGAIN) he might have only given up one run.
The bats are another story so far. If they don’t get their heads in the game, it’s over.

Penny is already at 100 pitches through 5 innings, despite giving up only 3 hits (must be the 4 walks). I wonder if Tito will send him out for one more to save the pen a bit.

That was a quick two outs. C’mon Pena, get this thing started!
Or not. Lannan with an easy 1-2-3. Bah.
Yanks should be embarrassed.

That said, you got to think Wang earns another start with this start. Decent stuff, though the Yanks hitters let them down.
I guess that stat that people keep bringing up “something and 0 when opponent scores 3 or less run” will end.

Lannan still in the game. Makes sense, since their bullpen is crap, and Lannan has been good today.
Johnny Damon just smoked one to right field and now it’s a 3-2 game! This is a “new” Yanks stadium HR – probably wouldn’t have gone out in the older one, though it would’ve been a double..

Swisher hits deep, but about 4-5 steps in front of the warning track to left field.
Here’s Teixiera with 1 out.

Teixiera with a single to left and ARod will come to the plate.
We give ARod tons of crap lately, and rightfully so. He can, however, show us wrong with one swing of the bat.
It is definitely a tough call for the manager, and Lannan will come out. He cannot lose, and here’s MacDougal against ARod in a huge spot.

Gardner steals third! Exciting play, but the pitch was a little low and he takes third.
Now Arod doesn’t even need a hit. Infield is in.

Pitch low and ARod becomes the winning run on first base. Here’s the hot hitting Cano against MacDougal.

this team is a f-cking joke. what an absolute pathetic effort by a pathetic bunch of losers. you mother-f-ckers are an embarrassment to the uniform.
just lost to the f-cking nationals. how f-cking embarrassing is that. f-ck you yankees. f-ck you.

Well the Yanks have no one to blame but their hitters for that one, but I will note that the fucking inexcusably atrocious call at first back in the 5th cost them the game too.

Wow, according to fangraphs, that play was a huge -46% of a win for Cano. That’ll take awhile to get back up..

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