Boy Howdy: Yanks-Royals Gamer

The Bombers are in KC with AJ on the mound, his start pushed from Sunday. Neither snow nor rain nor Royal blue etc. Felipe Paulino has been a bit of a tomato can, so the Yanks may sport AJ a lead even he finds insurmountable. Jorge’s hitting eighth and we can wave hello to our old friend the Melkman on the opposite pine. Boston is idle, a tie for the Beast could be in the offing. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
B. Gardner lf .283
D. Jeter ss .278
C. Granderson cf .275
M. Teixeira 1b .248
R. Cano 2b .304
N. Swisher rf .267
E. Chavez 3b .293
J. Posada dh .237
R. Martin c .226
 
A.J. Burnett 4.60
 
Kansas City
A. Gordon lf .298
M. Cabrera cf .311
B. Butler dh .284
E. Hosmer 1b .275
J. Francoeur rf .272
J. Giavotella 2b .289
S. Perez c .267
M. Moustakas 3b .184
A. Escobar ss .251
 
F. Paulino 3.45
77 comments… add one
  • AJ is pitching. Should we even watch? Isn’t the outcome inevitable?

    krueg August 15, 2011, 7:54 pm
  • Ha!
    Just……..Ha!

    dabize August 15, 2011, 7:58 pm
  • Gardner HBP, Jeter pushes him over with a bunt. One out to Granderson.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 8:12 pm
  • Grandy pops out.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 8:14 pm
  • Teixeira works a walk. Close pitch.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 8:17 pm
  • Cano grounds back to the mound, stranding Gardner and Teix.
    Okay, AJ, don’t ruin dinner.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 8:18 pm
  • Gordon grounds out 4-3, then Melky takes a ball to the track in left center on the first pitch.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 8:22 pm
  • AJ strikes out Butler.. 123 for Burnett.
    Now time to make dinner, with fingers crossed.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 8:25 pm
  • 1-0. 2 out RBI single for Gardner…
    Sweet.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 8:35 pm
  • THE WASHED UP, OVERRATED ONE COMES THROUGH!!!!!
    2 out RBI single for the Captain…
    2-0.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 8:38 pm
  • Walks Curtis to load the bases with 2 outs for Tex…

    krueg August 15, 2011, 8:41 pm
  • Gardner tried to score on a passed ball…it was crazy-close call. Maybe too close for him to have tried with Tex up and the bases loaded.
    Aggressive though. So I like it. Kinda.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 8:43 pm
  • Ugh. C’mon, Brett.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 8:43 pm
  • Muscle with the cannon. 2 outs.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 8:48 pm
  • I’m watching the broadcast on mlb.tv — Royals broadcast. Good story about Giavotella and how he idolized Jeter as a kid.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 8:53 pm
  • AJ gets out of trouble…weird.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 8:53 pm
  • Wasted a 1 out double by Robbie…back to AJ. Gulp.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:00 pm
  • 1-2-3 3rd for AJ? It can’t last.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:07 pm
  • I think I am just going to watch the first three innings two more times, pretending that’s nine and game.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:13 pm
  • Don’t ever complain to me about AJ again!

    dabize August 15, 2011, 9:16 pm
  • Pasta Diving.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:17 pm
  • Francouer up. Fear.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:18 pm
  • Only a single up the middle. Hosmer to second.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:18 pm
  • AJ is treading on thin ice…again.
    It this the meltdown inning?

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:19 pm
  • And Frenchy somehow manages to avoid hitting into a DP.
    Wonders never cease

    dabize August 15, 2011, 9:19 pm
  • 543.. Chavez with a nice start to that DP.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:19 pm
  • HUGE DP. Huge.
    2-0.
    After 4.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:19 pm
  • Chavez got rid of that ball fast.. very slick.
    Commercials on mlb.tv vary greatly in production value. But I can tell you this: if Sofia Vergara tells me I need a smartphone, I am sure that I need a smartphone.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:21 pm
  • So he delegates that duty to the next guy up.
    Sigh.
    Can one count on KC for ANYTHING?

    dabize August 15, 2011, 9:21 pm
  • Thome hit two for his 599th/600th dingers tonight? Good for him.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:23 pm
  • Teixeira walks, pushing Granderson to second.
    C’mon, Robi. Bring them in.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:27 pm
  • Trivia on the Royals TV: who was last Yankee OF’er to lead league in home runs?
    Cano flies out to right, Granderson tags and moves to third. Two away.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:29 pm
  • Answer was Maris’ 61. I was wrong.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:30 pm
  • AJ in trouble…again…1st and 2nd with 1 out…
    Meltdown time? Now? It is the 5th so I’m surprised it’s taken this long?

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:37 pm
  • 3 straight hits…bases loaded…1 out…
    Here we go. How many runs will we be behind once this carnage ends.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:38 pm
  • Bang bang bang, three singles (on as many pitches?). Swisher is getting a work-out right now. No runs across thanks to him and a good bit of luck.. here comes Melky, bases juiced with one away.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:39 pm
  • Wow… Martin just saved a run.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:41 pm
  • Amazing reactions by Martin on the fastball that was about 8′ high.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:42 pm
  • AJ throws a slider in the dirt to walk in a run.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:42 pm
  • (8′ high off the ground that is)…
    Billy Butler up and AJ is pitching him away. Cory Wade is up in the pen.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:44 pm
  • Walks in a run…
    2-1.
    Bases still loaded.
    Still 1 out.
    Fucking Groundhog Day.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:44 pm
  • Double.
    2-3.
    2nd and 3rd.
    Still 1 out.
    Pull him Joe. Then take a bat to his arm.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:45 pm
  • 8 hits, and they score on a bases loaded walk.
    Confusing

    dabize August 15, 2011, 9:45 pm
  • 1st and 3rd…my bad. Assumed the worst.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:46 pm
  • Epic DP saves AJ’s pathetic ass.
    We need about 8 runs here.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:47 pm
  • AJ broke my interweb.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:47 pm
  • Burnett has all the qualities I love to see in a pitcher for another team.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:48 pm
  • Bah
    Order will be restored in the Yankee universe, never fear.
    Next inning

    dabize August 15, 2011, 9:50 pm
  • Jorge singles, and Martin pushes him to third with another single to right.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:52 pm
  • Posada singles…then Muscle singles and Posada gets off his turtle and gets to 3rd…
    Rally?

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:52 pm
  • See?

    dabize August 15, 2011, 9:53 pm
  • Gardner with a chopper over Hosmer scores Posada.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:53 pm
  • RBI single for Gardner!!!!
    3-3.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:53 pm
  • Clairvoyance, I tell you.

    dabize August 15, 2011, 9:55 pm
  • Jeter triples to right center, Yanks 5, Royals 3.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:56 pm
  • CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!!!! 2 RUN TRIPLE FOR THE OLD OVERRATED ONE!!!!!
    5-3.
    Rally City.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 9:56 pm
  • dablaze gets the soothy award for the night. Paulino is out. But the question is will Burnett be?

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 9:57 pm
  • Ecccccccccch

    dabize August 15, 2011, 9:57 pm
  • Sweet pickoff by Boone. No damage.

    krueg August 15, 2011, 10:16 pm
  • Melky plates Gordon.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 10:42 pm
  • Jeter singles for his third hit of the night.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 10:47 pm
  • Jeter steals, then Granderson goes down swinging at something that was thrown near the Yankees batting circle.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 10:49 pm
  • Teixeira singles to center; Melky’s throw is on line but a bit late to get Jeter at home; Yanks 7, Royals 4, Teix advances to second on the play. Here comes Robi, 2 for 4 on the night.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 10:51 pm
  • Long at bat ends with a fly to right, and ends the top half of the inning.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 10:55 pm
  • Martin guns down Giavotella at second, again. Crime does not pay. Close one there, good tag by Cano.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 11:07 pm
  • Time for Mo.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 11:23 pm
  • Perez grounds out to first on the third pitch. One away.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 11:24 pm
  • Jeter double clutches but still makes a nice play to get Moustakas by a whisker.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 11:27 pm
  • Escobar strikes out on three pitches. Ball game.

    attackgerbil August 15, 2011, 11:28 pm
  • Red Sox pitchers retired 23 of the last 24 batters in the first game of the double-header. Pretty impressive day overall. Shields pitched extremely well, retiring 17 of the last 18 as well, and really only having one bad inning in the 3rd.

    Atheose - SF August 16, 2011, 3:39 pm
  • Am at PNC field in Scranton-Wilkes Barre where A-Rod and Montero just hit opposite-field singles with 2 out in the first but the inning ended with no damage. The Durham Bulls infield each took the opportunity of Alex being at 1st, then 2nd, and then jogging slowly to 3rd when the final out was recorded to give him fist-bumps and chat him up. And now there are 8-year olds running a relay race next to A-Rod in between innings on the 3rd base foul territory. The atmosphere here is wonderful.

    IronHorse (YF) August 16, 2011, 7:24 pm
  • 2nd AB: roped line drive too center caught by the speedy Bulls CFer on full sprint at the warning track.

    IronHorse (YF) August 16, 2011, 7:48 pm
  • Just overheard in the hot dog line from a kid who looks 12 or 13 years old or so: “I wish it was Jeter who was playing”.
    Ah yes A-Rod, that is your plight…

    IronHorse (YF) August 16, 2011, 7:51 pm
  • So A-Rod has had one defensive play – a pop foul that he tried to catch over the shoulder (but didn’t) while running away from home plate. Hard to gauge how well he’s moving as he isn’t running the bases very hard – his 1st-inning single likely would have been a double if he was going all out.

    IronHorse (YF) August 16, 2011, 8:12 pm
  • Bulls load the bases in the 5th, already with a 2-0 lead, work a full count, and then the batter lifts a foul pop that hangs in the air forever before A-Rod settles under it only to have it land behind him as he backpeddles and flails. And he promptly gets booed by the 5,000-strong AAA Scranton crowd. I am laughing out loud. Then the batter K’s on a high fastball. Good times. A-Rod is a supremely talented goat, even here…

    IronHorse (YF) August 16, 2011, 8:20 pm
  • Still 2-0 in the bottom of the 6th with Chris Dickerson, A-Rod, and Montero due up…and Dickerson walks. A-Rod can tie it with one swing…

    IronHorse (YF) August 16, 2011, 8:37 pm
  • Ickersone steals 2nd on the first pitch…then A-Rod pops out to the 2B

    IronHorse (YF) August 16, 2011, 8:39 pm

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