Bring a Glove: Tribe-Yanks Gamer III

It's a duel of the non-sinking sinkerballers Fausto Carmona and Chien-Ming Wang at The Silo today. YS2.5 has already been the scene of 17 homers; if this afternoon's hurlers fail to keep the ball down (and they've each been terrible in a pair of starts), that number is likely to escalate rapidly, given the prevailing winds gail-force jet stream flowing from home plate toward right field. This should make for an exciting game in the upper and outer reaches of the stadium—ie, the sections of the park that have thus far been occupied by fans; question remains as to whether any more than a smattering will actually make it to the luxury seats to witness the potential fireworks. So far, attendance in those expensive climes has been spotty, at best. If you will be in the Bronx, you're in luck; it's a beautiful day for baseball. For everyone else, comment away right here.

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  • Wang is atrocious…how long can we keep going to him?

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:15 pm
  • 1.1 IP 39 pitches 4 ER’s….are you kidding me???

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:17 pm
  • Joe should go to the long reliever…oh wait…we don’t have one. Even though AJ and Pettitte are the only ones who can actually make it more than 5 innings.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:19 pm
  • Here we go again. wow. start the carousel. looks like another scorefest at the silo.
    maybe if wang goes down to scranton that team will lose their unbeaten streak!

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:20 pm
  • fox showing tons of empties in the team and crumpets zone.
    meanwhile, swish misplays one launched into the jetstream and the indians get 2 more runs.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:22 pm
  • 1.1 IP 6 ER’s 49 pitches…

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:23 pm
  • this is a joke…

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:24 pm
  • game is over before it even starts…what now? this guy shouldn’t see the mound again this season. Joba looks bad, CC’s done nothing and Wang is putrid. So much for the great rotation. (i know, it’s early but I’m pissed)

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:25 pm
  • 1.1 IP 7 ER’s 52 pitches…what’s the record for worst ERA to start a season???

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:26 pm
  • I only wish the game wasn’t blacked out so I could hear the boo’s when they finally pulled his sorry ass…
    Who the hell is Claggett???

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:27 pm
  • i cant think of a more vivid indictment of the new stadium than the shot just shown of an entire empty section of luxury seats along the infield wall, and directly adjacent to it but just up the line and separated by an impermeable barrier, a full section of less-expensive seats. the yanks really made a park for two different fan sets, and drastically miscalculated their value. their protestations about how well the stadium have been selling are now clearly bushite bullshite.
    meanwhile, a torched wang pulled down 7-2. ugh. the good news, in this park no lede is safe.
    clagget on. welcome to the bigs!

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:29 pm
  • What so they do with Wang? Keep running him out there and losing games by the 2nd inning?

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:30 pm
  • Claggett will fit in nicely…first hitter smacks a double.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:31 pm
  • now 9-2 tribe. just pointing out that the stadium has now allowed >11 runs in every game played. and we’re just getting started here.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • …and again. 9-2 Great job Claggett. I’m done with this game.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • Cleveland was 2-7 coming into this series…feels an awful lot like last year, only worse.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:33 pm
  • I wish there was a mercy rule.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:33 pm
  • i wouldn’t lose it yet, krueg. cc is doing fine. joba is doing fine. burnett and pettitte have both been lights out. phil franchise and ipk are rolling in aaa. it’s not as dire as it seems. gotta figure wang’ll figure things out eventually, even if it means a brief demotion/dl stint.
    of course, this game might not end until july.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:35 pm
  • I wish I had your attitude YF…I could punch a hole through the wall right now.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:36 pm
  • this INNING might not end until july.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:36 pm
  • GOT AN OUT!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:37 pm
  • don’t do it krueg! repeat after me:
    I WILL NOT PULL A KEVIN BROWN
    I WILL NOT PULL A KEVIN BROWN
    I WILL NOT PULL A KEVIN BROWN

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:37 pm
  • insult to injury department: mccarver calling the game.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:39 pm
  • GRAND SLAM!!!! This is fucking ridiculous. 13-2 in the 2nd fucking inning????

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:40 pm
  • grand slam! to right field. ball looked like a fly to right.
    claggett’s era now infinity cubed.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:40 pm
  • Tell me you feel good about this team YF…please. Talk me off the ledge.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:41 pm
  • and another dinger to right for sizemore.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:41 pm
  • They could seriously bat around TWICE in the 2nd inning…

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:41 pm
  • claggett, angling for the chase wright award for absurdity.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:42 pm
  • the yanks serve up more grand slams then denny’s.

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:42 pm
  • You have got to be kidding…
    we have been absolutely destroyed in 4 of our 6 loses…I’m sorry. This team is pathetic.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:42 pm
  • I am literally sick to my stomach…

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:44 pm
  • I have to stop watching…I can’t take anymore. jesus christ. they might score 30.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:45 pm
  • can carmona hold the lead?!

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:47 pm
  • It’s a little ridiculous to be on the ledge for a team that’s going to be 6-6 through their first 12. The rotations outside of Wang has been very good. What I AM worried about is the new stadium. These pop fly home runs are really worrying.

    Mark - YF April 18, 2009, 4:47 pm
  • are the outfield measurements in feet or centimeters? maybe that’s the problem? did the architects go metric?

    YF April 18, 2009, 4:48 pm
  • I guess…
    lost:
    10-5
    15-5
    10-2
    14-2???? maybe 30-2?
    Not just losing, getting ass-pounded. I know it’s early but still…disturbing trend no matter when it happens. Every season we start off behind the 8 ball because of slow starts. Would have liked to get off to a good start as opposed to playing catch-up all season long.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 4:51 pm
  • Just turned on the game. Ouch. Bring a glove, you say?

    Lar April 18, 2009, 4:59 pm
  • On the flip side, being 6-7 despite some absolutely horrid starts is pretty good if you ask me.

    Lar April 18, 2009, 5:00 pm
  • agreed, mark.
    also, i read a lot from the stathead set about swish’s defensive value, but in my casual observation thus far he’s looked pretty average. just made his 2nd error, and earlier this game misplayed a ball.

    YF April 18, 2009, 5:01 pm
  • lar: i guess i called it, but you didn’t exactly need to be nostradamus.

    YF April 18, 2009, 5:01 pm
  • Wang and Dice-K, sitting in a tree…

    SF April 18, 2009, 5:06 pm
  • I know, I know…I’m just pissed off. I’ve so been looking forward to this season and so far, looks like same old Yankees.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 5:07 pm
  • I’ll quit bringing you guys down now as I really did turn it off…going to go do something and try not to think about it.

    krueg April 18, 2009, 5:08 pm
  • if i were in that stadium today, i’d start chanting, “refund, refund, refund…”
    that’s the worst part. it used to be that if you had tickets and the team got blown out, you could go back next week. now going to a game is a once or twice a year treat. what a shame.

    brooklynyf April 18, 2009, 5:15 pm
  • you got it brooklyn. if you want to charge entertainment prices, your show better be entertaining. or else it closes.

    YF April 18, 2009, 5:21 pm
  • hallelujah. ramirez only gives up 1, strands 3.
    man, the new homer-friendly park is going to be big trouble for him, given his tendency to give up the gofer

    YF April 18, 2009, 5:28 pm
  • seems like cleveland hangs a 20 spot on the yanks once every year.

    sf rod April 18, 2009, 6:38 pm
  • Bring a glove?
    Don’t you mean bring puke bag?

    SoxFan April 18, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • 22-4 would be a butt-whuppin’ even in football…
    pitching and defense:
    22 runs 25 hits 1 error

    dc April 19, 2009, 8:50 am
  • pitching and defense: era at 34.50 and climbing…are we seeing why the yankees were so reluctant to throw big multi-year money at wang?…either the couple of good years he had were a fluke, or he flat out forgot how to pitch after missing last year, or he’s still hurt, favoring the foot maybe, and screwing up his mechanics…time will tell i guess…

    dc April 19, 2009, 9:02 am
  • The good news, YFs, is that the Tribe is starting… wait for it… wait for it… CARL PAVANO against you today.
    Fifteen runs in the first against Glass Carl? Very doable.

    Hudson April 19, 2009, 9:30 am
  • Up to AJ to play stopper again…watch Pavano pitch the game of his life today. Why am I so nervous about a game on April 19th????

    krueg April 19, 2009, 10:47 am

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