California Dreamin’: Yanks-A’s Gamer III

Every game scheduled for play today North and East of the Capitol was postponed, except for the Tigers/Jays game played under the Skydome.  Fortunately, the Yankees (5-5) are in sunny Oakland, looking to close out their three-game road trip against the Athletics (5-7) with a series win after splitting the first two, each decision coming in extra innings.

Andy Pettitte recorded his first decision of the season in his last start, a six-inning, four-hit performance against Minnesota where he didn’t allow a run.  Rich Harden brings a 1-1 record to the mound for the A’s.  Opposing batters are hitting a meager .178 against the righty who took the loss in his last appearance, a six-inning outing at home against the White Sox, where he gave up two solo shot home runs.

As Nick previously noted, Mike Mussina and Carl Pavano were placed on the disabled list today, joining Karstens, Sanchez, Wang, and Veras in the club of injured Yankee pitchers.  The two long games were taxing on an already strained staff as Proctor, Farnsworth, Myers, Vizcaino and Bruney pitched in each of the first two games of the current series.  I imagine tomorrow’s travel day will be much appreciated.  Lineups in the extended.  Fire away.

Yankees
Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Cabrera LF
Mientkiewicz 1B

A’s
Stewart LF
Swisher CF
Kielty RF
Piazza DH
Chavez 3B
Ellis 2B
Walker 1B
Kendall C
Scutaro SS

148 comments… add one
  • walein is going to be in attendance today. If you hear any immature sarcastic cheers that use Rich Harden’s name as a pun during the telecast, then you’ll know what my brother sounds like.

    Nick-YF April 15, 2007, 3:40 pm
  • What’s wrong with Jete’s?

    Triskaidekaphobia April 15, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • The kid just can’t help mocking the Gold Glove award, over and over…

    SF April 15, 2007, 4:17 pm
  • F*king Jeter and his defense strike again.

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Come on, Oakland, work those pitch counts…

    SF April 15, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • This is ridiculous…anyone think they should maybe try switching Jeter and Cano? ;)

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Yuck, another error by Captain Gold Glove..

    Lar April 15, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • God, Bobby Kielty is a #3 hitter on a ML team? Yuck.

    SF April 15, 2007, 4:19 pm
  • Actually, it might make more sense to swap positions with A-Rod…

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 4:19 pm
  • Lar, I actually think the gold has worn off…maybe bronze or just plain old aluminum now.

    Brad April 15, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • Andy looks good.
    Okay, I’m done. Have fun with your thread, YF’s.

    Brad April 15, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • AP isn’t exactly sharp.. we need him to be. Though 4 outs isn’t going to help, especially against Harden..

    Lar April 15, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • Why did I get out of bed today?
    End of 1: NYY 0, Oaktown 2

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Arod down swinging at a 96 mph 2-2 fastball from Harden. Now Giambi faces deuces and fouls one off, then retired swinging on the breaking pitch. Two away. Harden’s got stuff.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 4:30 pm
  • Clearly, the impending nuptials are messing up DJ’s concentration. Because the alternative explanation of sucking is impossible….right?

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 4:33 pm
  • Posada grounds out to end the inning. Harden is cruising.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 4:33 pm
  • Kendall leads off with a single to right.
    YM: I have no idea what’s going on, but Jeter’s definitely in a funk. If it keeps up, I wonder if NY fans at the stadium will give him the same treatment they gave ARod.
    Scutaro sat down looking. Nice pitch from AP. Stewart singles to right to make it first and second, one away.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 4:37 pm
  • Well, I need to get working on dinner, and this game isn’t doing anything to make me want to stay by the TV. Hold the fort, AG!

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • 543 to the rescue to end the inning.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • Enjoy your good dinner, YM.
    2007: Jeter: 6 errors in 11 games. (.896 FP on the year before today’s error)
    2006: ARod: 24 Errors in 151 games.
    If Jeter reverts to his career FP and plays the full season, he will end up with 22 errors.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • Interesting graphic on FSN Bay: Active left hander career winning percentage:
    Johnson .656
    Mulder .644
    Pettitte .643
    Wells .611
    Zito .607

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 4:50 pm
  • Missed the first inning and most of the second. Sure would like to see our heroes step up.

    john April 15, 2007, 4:52 pm
  • As I was saying ….

    john April 15, 2007, 4:53 pm
  • Where’s the “regression to the mean” people? ;)

    Lar April 15, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • Kielty flies out to deep right, and Piazza hits a nubber on which Pettite makes a very good play. Then Chavez strokes one to deep right center. Damon and Abreu converge on it, have a conversation, and Bobby finally fields the ball to make a nice long throw to third, but it’s too late as Chavez is in with a triple. Crosby grounds to short to end the third. Jeter will lead off the top of the fourth.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • It didn’t lead to a score, but given their throwing arms and all other things being equal Damon should always let Abreu pick up the ball.

    john April 15, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • 37 pitches through 3 for Harden – the Yanks need to do way better than that against someone with a history of injuries!

    Lar April 15, 2007, 4:58 pm
  • Just tunin’ in here. Getting over a nasty cold and crashed through the first couple of innings here.
    yeah, cano lolligagged it a bit on the triple, but how crazy is his arm that he can get that much on a throw across the diamond just whipping it sidearm?

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:00 pm
  • Jeets at least picking it up with the bat..

    Lar April 15, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • John: yes, every time.
    Jeter works a long at bat into walk to lead off the fourth.
    Abreu takes strike one. The 0-1 misses high. The 1-1 is wild; Kendall makes a good snag on a fastball rising high, away, and toward the backstop. The 2-1 is an offspeed pitch that Abreu swings over for strike 2. Deuces: fastball fouled back left. Another 2-2: low in to make it full.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • But not on the basepaths..

    Lar April 15, 2007, 5:02 pm
  • Ugh. Jeter is running on the full count: Abreu misses the inside fastball, Kendall throws a perfect strike to Crosby for the strike-em-out, throw em outl. Two away to Arod, who hits a dying quail to center over a diving Scutaro.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • How many Yanks have been thrown out in this series?

    john April 15, 2007, 5:04 pm
  • Not sure, but that’s Jeter’s second caught stealing on the season.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • Anyone else hear the YES broadcast? (I don’t know who the announcers are…) Apparently, that missed dive by Scutaro was a play Jeter makes easily, “every day.” In fact, you New Yorkers have been “spoiled” by getting to watch Jeter do his thing defensively.

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • Harden is tough. No-hitter type stuff. The k pitch to Abreu was nasty. Jetes hung out to dry on that one.
    A Texas-leaguer for A-Rod: when it’s goin’ good, it’s goin’ good.
    Giambi Ks. Woof.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • Giambi with a tipped caught third strike. End of the Yankee fourth. Walker, Kendall, Scutaro for the A’s half of the frame.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • At least 3 this series, John.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • d1: no, I’m on the FSN Bay, with the volume off. What a pile of crap if they actually said that. First, it would have to have been Cano since it was to shallow right center. Second, there is no way anybody makes that play when they are at normal depth. It was a classic quail.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:09 pm
  • Singleton and Flash in the Yes booth. Some nice banter about Jerry Coleman.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:10 pm
  • Easy inning for AP. Maybe the bats can put some runs up here for him.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:12 pm
  • I will stop complaining about Coco, Toast, and the Sox’ lineup after watching this A’s team hit for a couple of days. Their offense is putrid.

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:12 pm
  • Jeter getting a lot of work. Two ground-outs to end the inning. The Yankees will send Posada, Cano, and Melky to lead off the fifth with Oakland leading, two to nothing.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • I’ve watched fewer than half the innings, so I guess I’ve just been *lucky* to see all the caught stealing. Two of them came close together in a game in which the Yankes were having a hard time scoring, I think.

    john April 15, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • If Jorge tries to steal I’m turning off the tv.

    john April 15, 2007, 5:15 pm
  • Posada draws a leadoff walk.
    Harden’s at 62 pitches through four full.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:16 pm
  • Cano flies to center. Is there ever a pitch he doesn’t like?

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:17 pm
  • Cabrera hits into the 643 to end the Yankee fifth. It’s Oakland’s top of the order in Stewart, Swisher and Kielty for the bottom of the fifth as we reach the half-way point.

    attackgerbil April 15, 2007, 5:19 pm
  • Sanjaya Swisher!

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:21 pm
  • With 64 pitches through 5 innings, Pettitte doing exactly what the doctor prescribed.
    Now the offense needs to wake up as Harden tires.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 5:25 pm
  • OMGOMGOMG Minky got a hit!!! The end is near….
    /back to the kitchen

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 5:28 pm
  • those 97’s don’t appear to be the product of getting tired, but maybe you’re right…

    Brad April 15, 2007, 5:29 pm
  • Jeter needs to drive one in here to make up for his error in the first.
    Really, he just needs to stop making errors in the first inning.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 5:30 pm
  • Rally! Let’s go Jeets.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:30 pm
  • What are you cooking, YM?
    I’m an hour into braised short ribs at the SF household.

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • Well, I was really just projecting Harden to tire. Interesting statistic, the opponent average goes up significantly each time through the lineup for Harden. Something like .063 to .215 to .333. Let’s go Yankees!

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • Man, lucky to avoid the DP there. Abreu smoked that.
    Let’s go Alex!

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • YES with the good graphic showing Harden’s troubles as hitters see him for a third time. 1st time through the lineup, BAA of .063. 3rd time through? .333.

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • Crosby is SO fricken awful. He tried to blow the game in the 11th or 12th yesterday, and now he throws away an easy DP. Unreal.

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • I wonder…is that any different from what happens with most other SP’s? Maybe Harden’s split is a little more extreme, but who knows?

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 5:34 pm
  • Crosby comes from the Eric Hinske school of Rookie of the Year: awarded only because the competition was so awful.

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • Man…NY really can’t catch a break.
    Or, they run into too many outs. Two ways to look at it.

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • Bang Bang. Inning over.
    Yanks constantly getting nailed on the pads in this series.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • Wow, how slow is Minky? Or did he run out to touch the foul pole in left before coming home on the wild pitch?
    Out by three steps.

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • SF: chicken florentine and couscous w/pine nuts and currants.

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Well the reverse has happened with Pettitte in this game, like sometimes you see pitchers really getting into a good motion after a shaky couple of innings.
    I think Singleton said something about power pitchers losing their finesse after a while, combined with the exposure to batters.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • d1: I bet that Harden’s pattern is the same for all pitchers. But I also bet his differential/dropoff is much steeper, comparatively.
    Meanwhile, the A’s have started swinging at first pitches, foolishly. Walker last inning, Piazza this.
    Piazza used to be a fearsome hitter. He’s really not intimidating at all anymore.

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • Minky is slow, but out by 3 steps? No. That was a damn close play. Only a perfect throw/tag gets him.
    So many gourmets here. Mrs. YF currently working on an herb-crusted roast chicken; the place couldn’t smell better.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • The replay from centerfield (actually, the live shot) made it look like absolutely no contest, YF, with Minky running right into the tag, at least a full stride. Three feet, rather, not three steps. Not a close play by my eyes.

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • How nice for all of you. I just ate half-burnt baked ziti in a dorm room that smells like feet.

    Anonymous April 15, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • That was me…D1…

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • I don’t know. It looked pretty damn close on the close-up replay and in real time to me. He was out, for sure, but the tag just got him before he came across the plate. I’m not sure where you’re getting all these feet or whatever. Anyway, it doens’t much matter: out is out.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • The A’s look like a weak hitting National League team with slightly above average pitching.

    SF April 15, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • I’ve given up on this train wreck and am watching Robin Hood on BBC…much better for my sanity!

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • “Slightly above average” pitching? Man. If this is slightly above average, I hate to think what good is. Geez. The offense is NLish, though, I’ll grant that.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • And that’s probably the season for Harden, knowing him…

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • I have also just revealed a girly love for cheesy TV shows and killed the thread…apologies!

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • “Slightly above average” pitching? Man. If this is slightly above average, I hate to think what good is. Geez. The offense is NLish, though, I’ll grant that.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:54 pm
  • Giambi with a hit through the shift.

    YF April 15, 2007, 5:56 pm
  • Scutaro could have had Giambi at first there…
    Yanks looking to rally after injury knocks Harden out of the game…lucky…

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 5:58 pm
  • JOR GIE

    john April 15, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • Jorge! Yanks a double down the leftfield line, plates Alex, Giambi to third. None out. Let’s get this thing tied and more…

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • Cano SF to deep center, some confusion in the OF between Kielty and Swisher, Giambi scores, Jogie to third.
    Bring in that run!

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:03 pm
  • Manny couldn’t have done that situational hitting. (:-)

    john April 15, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • Melky tall SF to center. Swisher looked like he had trouble finding it in the sun, doesn’t even make a play on Jorge. 3-2 Yanks.

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • HR Minky?

    john April 15, 2007, 6:05 pm
  • Yeah, slightly above average. And that might be giving them too much credit. The reason being is that though Harden is really good when healthy, he’s hardly ever healthy. Haren’s good, Blanton’s solid (but not scary at all – a near 5.00 ERA last year), but then Esteban Loaiza? Joe Kennedy? Come on.
    Throw in that offense, which appears to be borderline pathetic, and you’ve got an NL team. At best. They’re just lucky there’s no clear runaway team in that division.

    SF April 15, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Joe must be looking at the pitching chart.

    john April 15, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • I’ll be impressed by Pettitte when he faces a real offense. :)

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Want to make sure I am being clear here: I am not demeaning the Yankees wins or possible wins in this series. I am only saying that having now seen the A’s from top to bottom I will be a bit peeved if the Sox don’t do reasonably well against them this season.

    SF April 15, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • SF apparently doesn’t have any qualms about denigrating the opposing team of the Yankees when they’re winning :)
    But why am I dreading the bullpen today?

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • I posted too early to see SF’s clarification. Thanks SF.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • Andrew: see the comment right above yours. Did it sneak in while you were writing yours?

    SF April 15, 2007, 6:15 pm
  • It’s good to see Andy back in a Yankee uniform. He seems to be better and in better health than when he left, when he was looking shaky. Good singing by Cash.

    john April 15, 2007, 6:15 pm
  • uh, make that “signing”

    john April 15, 2007, 6:16 pm
  • Because they can’t all pitch every day. But Mo should be okay.

    john April 15, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • Chris Britton in the eighth? I dislike enormous relief pitchers…

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • Oakland is #2 in the AL in ERA. (Last year they finished at #4.) I think that’s more than slightly above average, but you can think whatever you want. Harp about Joe Kennedy and injury problems all you want, but you can find weaknesses on every staff in the league. At the moment the A’s are pitching well above league average, and I know you think their present opposition is pretty decent.

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:19 pm
  • Why is Kei Igawa in the bullpen?

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • It’s interesting to see the not-so-subtle change in A-Rod’s body language. On that rip in the 7th, he flicked the bat away in an almost showboatish way, and then had a nice little sporty skip in his step after catching the liner to end the A’s half of the inning, a really routine play. He’s carrying himself in a notably different manner. This is good news for the Yankees.

    SF April 15, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • AP = nails.

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • A-Rod also looks like Jeter at the plate – completely comfortable. We might just see another MVP-caliber year from A-Rod, and I might be starting to get a little man-crush here, but with A-Rod’s ability saying that at this point isn’t a stretch.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • Sheesh, folks over on Banter say “Harden has tightness in shoulder”. Is he related to Pavano in any way?

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • A-Rod’s body language, his demeanor, everything, is just notably different. But, perhaps, the most important difference is how much shorter and more compact his swing seems. Even when he strikes out, he seems like he’s barely missing the ball. He looks better than he did in 2005.

    Nick-YF April 15, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • YF: I don’t see why last year is relevant. This A’s team looks borderline incompetent at the plate, and barely deep pitching-wise. Harden’s always on thin ice, and the bottom of their rotation is nothing scary. What was their park-adjusted staff ERA last year? Was it still #4 in the league? And, what’s the use in citing the staff ERA through 10 games this season? We’ve been through the “SSS” ringer too many times here.

    SF April 15, 2007, 6:27 pm
  • So when SF denigrates a Yankee opponent and then says it’s not a knock on the Yankee win, then that’s okay, but when I make a comment on a Sox opponent and then say it’s not a knock on the Sox (and their fancy new pitcher), then that’s not okay. As usual with SF, double-standards always apply.

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • Arod didn’t even get a hold of all that and he still hit that far. He’s f’ing on it this season so far. I like.

    bloodyank78 April 15, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • I’ll be impressed by Pettitte when he faces a real offense. :) Disturbed , Do you mean Redsox? lol….

    Jaycee-Yf April 15, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • SF – stop being spoiled by your pitching staff or the Yank’s staff! Does any other team really have a good straight 1-5 pitching?

    Lar April 15, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • that’s a big centerfield – 18 rbis for a-rod

    john April 15, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • Um, it’s kinda hard to be spoiled by the Yanks’ staff – so far this year, anyways…

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • Oh, piss off. That flu bug has soured you, YF, or at least compromised your reading comprehension skills. The difference is that my comment was clarified and qualified at the time I made it, and it was made in reference to the Red Sox and their chances against the A’s, as I said clearly.

    SF April 15, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • d1 – it’s Kei’s bullpen day, and the guess is that with Moose and Pavano injured, or maybe just the late game last night, he didn’t get it in, so just getting some work in, I guess..

    Lar April 15, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • SF: no argument about the Oakland bats. You’re on your own with the pitching line SF. It’s early so, yeah, the stats are thin, but the staff is going to be good. the relief is good. it’s well constructed. the league average is not that terrific, and they are well above it. they’re a top tier pitching team, a bottom tier hitting team.

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Enjoy those blinders SF. The Matsuzaka line that drew all the garbage was equally qualified.

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • Call this a simple disagreement. I don’t think their staff is as top tier as you do – I just don’t see it, in particular because Harden is such a question mark healthwise.

    SF April 15, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • SF – what’s top tier to you? =P
    Ya, Harden is awesome but he has to prove himself injury-free..
    But Oakland, at least last year, was terrible at the plate.. though this year, all the prospects are a year older, so we’ll see!

    Lar April 15, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • The context is totally different, YF, and certainly you understand this. Heading over to a Sox’ game thread after Matsuzaka’s first start and saying “yeah, but” is a little different than an observation in the third game of a series between two teams that one team seems, well, weak.

    SF April 15, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • Proctor with a great inning!

    Lar April 15, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • SF: I was commenting throughout that game, so you’re massively misrepresenting the context. as i wrote midgame on that first matsuzaka thread:
    “not dice’s fault kc is undermanned. a win’s a win; if he gets it, no complaints here.”
    so, yeah, it is all about context. whatever you say on a yankee thread = okay, whatever i say on a sox thread = not okay.

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:46 pm
  • Mo having trouble putting away Jason Kendall.

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • Regardless of Harden’s health over the course of a season…when he’s capable of throwing, he’s a top-5 starter in the AL. Just below Santana and King Felix. That he shut down NY today should come as no surprise; when he’s well enough to throw, he’s more than capable of shutting down anybody. Of course, we also saw the other side; the biggest reason NY is winning this game is because Harden hurt himself, again.
    Haren is better then anyone the Yanks have in their rotation, even when fully healthy, and at least 2, probably three of our guys. Blanton’s just a big fat horse, but he’s capable of throwing up enough zeroes to win. The bullpen is most likely going to be as solid as it was last year.
    Far as I’m concerned, the Yanks’ series against Oakland shows us a few things. First, Torre sucks at managing the bullpen. Second, Igawa and Pettitte are good enough to beat a team that may struggle to score as many runs as KC, while Kyle Farnsworth can’t be trusted, ever. (A dig, I know) Third, Oakland’s staff is strong enough to shut down anybody…or at least it was until Harden hurt himself.
    Questions remain: Can NY’s beleaguered rotation handle a predicted top-5 AL offense? (Minny finished 8th last year and don’t look any stronger this year, plus things have gotten…a bit worse since last week) The same question applies to Boston, minus the injury thing. This week should tell us quite a bit about where we all stand…or at least, as much as any one week in April can tell. Cleveland looks like a rough matchup, and Toronto always gives us fits.

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • Wow.

    Lar April 15, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Ugh.

    YF April 15, 2007, 6:56 pm
  • Mo feels the need to make this interesting, doesn’t he? Please God, no more extra innings…

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 6:56 pm
  • Oh, boy am I glad I turned the game back on…

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 6:57 pm
  • Um. That wasn’t what I meant. Fuck.

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 6:58 pm
  • Noooooooooo how could you do this to us, Mo!
    Well, I guess that guy’s the player of the game.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • Wow is right.

    z118 April 15, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • Well. Time for dinner. We’ll get ’em next time..

    yankeemonkey April 15, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • Heh, keep this in mind for the first time Paps breaks our hearts: SF’s mostly kept their mouths shut for this.

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • Well, you can never feel bad when Mo lose a game, since (I think someone said this yesterday) well, ya.. hmm..
    It’s ARod’s fault he didn’t hit a 3 run HR instead of a sac fly!

    Lar April 15, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • My god. What just happened. It does not compute.

    Nick-YF April 15, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • That’s SOb Ex-Yankees pitcher Loiza give some tips how to hit Mariano. Horrible Loss..

    ht-Yf April 15, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • yay?

    SF April 15, 2007, 7:09 pm
  • I blame Joe for this Loss, Mariano Pitched last night. He should put Chris Britton in…. Fire Torre I had Enough

    Ht-Yf April 15, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • Haha, that one made me smile.
    S’alright. I can wring my hands in September if there’s a difference of one game in the standings.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • Someone on the LOHUD blog said Rivera was shaking his elbow between pitches…I didn’t see it, did anyone else?

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • Mo-rtal.

    Hudson April 15, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • I didn’t see it either. That poster is a masochist, though, who seems to revel in Yankee failure.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • wow.
    In the word’s of my girlfriend:
    “you don’t see that everyday… is he injured too?”

    Brad April 15, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • Fair enough.
    So…Chase Wright. Years of mediocrity in low A until suddenly dominating A+ as a 23-year-old last season, impressing this spring, and tossing 14 scoreless innings with a 19/1 K/BB and 4 hits allowed so far in AA this year.
    Where’d the improvement come from? And what can we reasonably expect from a too-old pitching prospect 14 innings removed from A-ball on Tuesday?

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • I think the real reasons why he’s coming up is not really due to merit, more:
    1.) He’s on the 40-man roster, and no one from AAA is
    2.) He’s lined up to start on Tuesday
    3.) He’s a lefty, and will be pitching in Yankee Stadium
    4.) Okay, he flat-out dominated for two starts
    That said, I really can’t expect much from him against Cleveland. But hopefully we’ll see the Yankee bats wake up for some mashing of the Cleveland pitching. Westbrook and Carmona look especially tasty.

    Andrew April 15, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • Yeah, you guys lucked out not having to face CC…but Westbrook’s career numbers vs. NY are very good, and rookie left-hander Sowers is off to a fantastic start. Should be a fun series, though.

    desturbd1 April 15, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Ya, the A’s relatively silent the hot Yankees bat. But ah well, anytime Mo loses, you tip your hat and move on..
    Part of the Wright deal is also that there just might not be enough room on the AAA team – they do got a slew of pitching prospects..

    Lar April 15, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • //Someone on the LOHUD blog said Rivera was shaking his elbow between pitches…I didn’t see it, did anyone else?//
    I’ve seen a lot of pitchers do that on cold days to get the blood flowing in their arm. Not a big deal.

    Steve April 16, 2007, 1:03 am
  • …uh, this was in California and it was 62 degrees. But since he’s the only one who seems to have said anything on the subject, I’m sure he was just freaking out over nothing.

    desturbd1 April 16, 2007, 1:11 am
  • …I’m an idiot. I keep thinking they’re stuck in this “global warming” with the rest of us in the northeast.
    Still, I doubt it’s anything noteworthy.

    Steve April 16, 2007, 1:27 am

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