Bona Fide: Yanks-M’s Gamer VI

Best wishes to all the mothers out there in YFSF land. This day is yours. Also, it belongs to Matt DeSalvo, winner of his first ML game in the wee hours last night, and to Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada, who sit 1-2 atop toe AL leader board in batting average, at .376 and .369 respectively. Alex Rodriguez commands the HR and RBI lists, so at present the Yanks have the triple crown in house. Andy Pettitte (2-1, 2.72) will be the beneficiary of their efforts today as he faces the M’s Horacio Ramirez (2-2, 7.62). Mama said knock you out! It’s a battle of lefties at Safeco; comment on all the action right here.

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  • Kay and Singleton tackle that all-important question: what is the plural of “moose”? It’s been keeping me up at night, too…
    Meanwhile, nothing much happening in the game so far – Pettitte lets 2 straight singles to start the 2nd, then locks it down to keep the game scoreless. Let’s go, Yankee bats!!!

    yankeemonkey May 13, 2007, 4:40 pm
  • Um. Are the Yankees aware it’s Horacio Ramirez, he of the 7+ ERA on the mound, not Randy Johnson circa ’00?
    Granted, M’s just made 2 gorgeous plays behind him to rob Phelps and Cano, but still…Aggravating.
    Alex says, “Webgems? I’ll show you webgems…” to start the M’s 3rd.
    I’m off to enjoy the sunshine. Go Yanks!

    yankeemonkey May 13, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • plural of “moose” is “moose”…sleep tight…

    dc May 13, 2007, 4:51 pm
  • Top 6 and the Yankees look like they did Friday night. And I’m not in Seattle this time, so no blaming me.

    attackgerbil May 13, 2007, 5:34 pm
  • There we go. Jeter singles to score Abreu.

    attackgerbil May 13, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • ARod hits one to the base of the wall in straightaway center for the last out of the top of the sixth. Almost had that one.

    attackgerbil May 13, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Ramirez is done. If the Ms don’t pull him they deserve the Yanks to spank them.
    God I hope Beckett is ok.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • Clearly, I have entered the Twilight Zone. Doug Mientkiewicz is brought in, not for defense.. but as a pinch-hitter.
    It’s the end of the world as we know it…

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 5:55 pm
  • Mientkeiajzdlkjkfnasljkdf grounds into a double play to end a rally in the top of the seventh.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 5:55 pm
  • There’s the Dougie I remember from ’04!

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 5:56 pm
  • Jeter works a walk in impressive fashion, after falling behind 0-2.
    A-Rod coming up. I’ve got a good feeling about this, let’s see what happens.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • I have a bad feelign about it, Jordan.. so you and I are on the same page.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • Ugh, guess not. A-Rod can’t catch up with the 97mph gas.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • Yankees try to pickoff a lot. Sexson doesnt even have a steal attempt on the season and Bruney’s tryign to pick him off.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • Bruney in to replace Pettite

    Rob May 13, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • Andy Pettitte, who is really good at pitching, departs in the 8th inning, set up for the tough-luck loss. Hopefully the Yanks can rally in the 9th.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • I will agree with you there Jordan. Andy Pettite is very very good. He still has the ‘stuff’.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • Bruney walks Guillen

    Rob May 13, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • Yanks wisely pitch aroudn Guillen, who’s been hot. Ms wisely replace him with some speed to try and stay out of the DP.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • Beltre hits a gopher ball into the DP

    Rob May 13, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • Yanks get out of it with a double play after Bruney predictably walks the first batter he faces. Suzyn Waldman remarks, “That’s been his problem this year. Last year, when he was having that great success, he was throwing first-pitch strikes.”
    No, you dumb b*tch, he’s always walked people. In 115 career innings, he’s issued 86 walks. 86! Last year was no exception; 15BB in 20IP. Yes, he strikes out a lot of people, but I have a bad feeling that we’re going to see a Bruney collapse around mid-season.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Yanks gamble works, Beltre grounds into DP.
    2-1 game. Gimabi, Matsui and Posada for the ninth.
    Its not fair. There is no part of the Yankee lineup that doesnt fill me with terror.
    Except Meintkeifwahdu. Despite being ‘hot’, I fear him not.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:34 pm
  • Man.. even Yankee fans don’t like their annoucners do they?
    Cheer up. You could be ESPN and relyign on Joe Morgan.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • The Yanks lineup is indeed terrifying, but there have been truly inexplicable drop-offs from some of their key parts. Bobby Abreu and Robby Cano have looked lost this season. I’m hoping they’re both just experiencing bad slumps, and it’s not a bigger issue.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • I’m not exactly representative of the Yankee fan-base because I tend to hate baseball announcers in general. John Sterling isn’t bad, though, imho.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • Is it a matter of pitchers figuring out Abreau?

    Rob May 13, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • Cano’s drop isn’t exactly inexplicable. If you’d asked me to pick a Yank to struggle mightily preseason, I’d have picked him; huge BABIP last season, and while it was possible he had Jeter-esque ability, I didn’t find it particularly likely. And he had a poor walk-rate…I didn’t expect him to drop THIS badly, but I expected a pretty severe regression.
    Abreu’ll be fine. So will Cano, I just don’t think he’ll be contendng for a batting title again this year. And look, Putz is collapsing…

    desturbd1 May 13, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • Way to go Hideki!
    I really don’t know what Abreu’s issue is. Everyone’s been offering their opinion on why he’s been doing so poorly, but no one really knows, to be honest. It might just be a New York thing that’s catching up to him. This city makes players do weird things.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:40 pm
  • Indeed, Jordan. Its teh same with Boston. In Boston and New York, even the greatest players just somehow can struggle. Its liek you need an extra element to play there.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:42 pm
  • d1, I’m aware of all of Cano’s stats, and accordingly, I also predicted a drop-off for him this year. But it’s been way too massive, and in all the games I’ve watched he just doesn’t seem to be making the same solid contact that he was last year. Hopefully he’ll snap out of it. I think he should be a .300/.335/.475 type hitter.
    Yanks down to their last out. And Mientajklsdfjlasdf is up. Crap.
    … CMON DOUGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:43 pm
  • I almost would want to walk Posada and try to get longname to ground into a DP.
    Except Posada would be the winnign run and you dont put the winnign run on base.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • It’s one bad month for Abreu…let’s all keep it together.

    walein May 13, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Meink987hdhaskdh replaced Phelps?

    Rob May 13, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Nevermind. Posada struck out.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:45 pm
  • Minky K’s
    Yanks 2 games under 500 again.

    Rob May 13, 2007, 6:46 pm
  • As does Menk4uytgzs,dufb. Sox up 8 games now, woot.
    Is Andy Pettite the new Tim Wakefield?

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:46 pm
  • Tough loss for Pettite. Definately pitched a winners game minus the whole run support thing.

    Rob May 13, 2007, 6:47 pm
  • Not to gloat, but the Sox are now up 8 on both the Yankees and Orioles.
    Okay, I’m gloating. But not complacent.

    Hudson SF May 13, 2007, 6:49 pm
  • Mientkasdjfnbnajwoieruadlfkjalkfdsd98u49823 strikes out to end the game. Ugh. Poor offensive performance from the Yankees. I know that no Yankee fan wants to mention it right now, but lately, A-Rod is looking scarily like the A-Rod of last year. Giambi may be falling into bad health. Cano and Abreu still look bad.
    At least our pitching has been better.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:49 pm
  • Michael Young is batting .238 with a .258 obp.
    Ryan Howard is on the DL batting .204
    Scott Rolen is batting .200 with a .282 obp.
    Carlos Delgado is batting .209.
    Albert Pujols…254.
    Mark Loretta? Yeah that’s right Mark Loretta is batting .362 with a .413 obp.
    I have a feeling that these numbers won’t stand.

    walein May 13, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • The weird thing is, despite all their struggles, I just can’t bring myself to be TOO worried about the Yanks being 8 back. This team is capable of so much, especially when Clemens and Hughes are back in the rotation.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • It was a hardluck loss for Pettite who, even I must admit, pitched a whale of a game. He went 7 strong. Good for him. Hence the Wakefield comparison.. it was a loss he didn’t deserve.
    Meanwhile… both teams are gonn ahve it rough this week. Yankees have to face ChiSox (not too bad.. but they could explode any minute) at their house, then Mets (tough) at their house.
    Sox face the VERY dangerous VERY tough Tigers and the also tough Braves.

    Dionysus May 13, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Very good examples, walein. Of course, it’s always tougher when, as a fan, you have to watch your team’s players struggle every day rather than occasionally glimpsing at ugly numbers besides their names.
    But you’re absolutely right, there’s no need to panic about Abreu or Cano. I’ll start doing that at the All-Star break.

    Jordan Meisner May 13, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Pettitte, so far has had the worst luck in the majors. Don’t be fooled by his 2-2 record, he should be like 5-2, 4-1 , Thanks to Yankees bullpen blowing three games for him. Today, the offense can only manage 2 bumble f*cking runs off horacio ramirez, and in the oakland & boston games mo has blown saves when Pettitte left in line for a win

    Richard_Yf May 13, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • I know JM-
    I have BOTH Abreu and Giambi on my fantasy team and they are KILLING me right now. I played Felipe Lopez OVER Jason Giambi today…that’s how drastic it is.
    As a Yankee fan the real disturbing part of Abreu’s drop off is that A Rod’s drop in production (all around) is pretty much on date with when Abreu stopped getting on base and hitting.
    Giambi was hitting better than he has in years but since the bone spurs issue came up in Texas…he’s been brutal.

    walein May 13, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • The Yankees got shut down by a guy with an ERA over 7. Meanwhile, the Sawx stage a 9th inning rally to beat the Orioles. What a joke.

    yf2k May 13, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • You guys know what really sux? Being out here in the middle of nowhere, serving our country, checking the score on our super slow internet and seeing that the Yankees lose column keeps on increasing…check it again the next day and the Yankees are still losing. Who remember the 80’s?

    V May 13, 2007, 11:01 pm
  • The Yankees hate our freedom!

    Andrew May 14, 2007, 12:20 am
  • I was at both Saturday and Sunday’s games. I have to say at how utterly joyless the Skanks looked. Even when they were winning Saturday evening, they walked around with their heads down and never talked to one another.
    I was really surprised at how lazy Abreu is in right and how Cano refuses to play hard. DeSalvo looked good and Jeter was pumped as always, but other than that, you guys have nothing going on…

    jp - SF May 14, 2007, 12:59 pm
  • Awww, c’mon, jp. Why you gotta kick ’em when they’re down? Besides, it’s mid-May.

    Devine May 14, 2007, 2:28 pm
  • PS Andrew…hilarious.

    Devine May 14, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • I wasn’t kicking anyone when they’re down. My fiancee is a die hard Yankees fan (love is truly blind) and it was her birthday over the weekend, which is why I was in Seattle to begin with. I honestly went there worried about when they will make their run. We’re talking about a team with All Star players at 8 of the 9 positions on a regular basis.
    Here’s what I saw – ARod looked like he woke up thinking it was October, Abreu half-assing it to fly balls that could be caught, Cano playing defense like he doesn’t want to break a nail, Matsui playing left like he doesn’t want to break his porn wrist, Posada proving what he’s worth as a great veteran catcher and Jeter still playing the game with a rookie’s enthusiasm.
    At some point, Torre has to get his team pumped up….

    jp - SF May 14, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • Tha’s cool, jp. I sometimes miss the difference between kicking and joshing and what have you. (Perhaps because I’m such a sensitive little b*tch.)

    Devine May 14, 2007, 3:01 pm
  • We’re all sensitive little b*tches….:)

    jp - SF May 14, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • I’m not. I’m a sensitive little beeyotch.

    SF May 14, 2007, 3:14 pm

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