Couldn’t Write It Better: Yanks-Mariners Gamer I

The Yankees come to Seattle having lost four straight a few hundred miles south on I-5 and having lost one of two injured starting outfielders for the rest of the season. Fortunately, Ichiro wanted out of Seattle. He will get his wish, after playing three more games against his old teammates. Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound for the Bombers at Safeco, and Kevin Millwood pitches for the Mariners. I wonder how high the ratings for this game would have been in Japan before the trade, and how high they will be now? Ichiro will play in RF tonight, and bat in the eighth slot. With Raul Ibanez in left and ARod out there, this literally looks like a Seattle old timers’ game. Except they are the Yankees’ starters. I wonder what Bone is doing… Could he suit up by first pitch?

Lineups follow, Comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .311
C. Granderson cf .249
A. Rodriguez 3b .272
R. Cano 2b .318
M. Teixeira 1b .257
R. Ibanez dh .241
A. Jones lf .229
I. Suzuki rf .261
R. Martin c .180
 
H. Kuroda 3.46
 
Seattle
D. Ackley 2b .226
C. Wells lf .261
J. Jaso c .287
J. Montero dh .261
K. Seager 3b .240
M. Saunders cf .261
J. Smoak 1b .191
C. Peguero rf .238
B. Ryan ss .188
 
K. Millwood 4.15

85 comments… add one

  • Blacked out on mlb.tv for me..

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:00 pm
  • You have to go to one of these games!!!!

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:00 pm
  • Can’t.. work week, 200 miles up i5. MAYBE I can on Wednesday, but probably not.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:05 pm
  • Bummer.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:07 pm
  • Please rock Kevin Millwood…please????????

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:09 pm
  • Leadoff single for Jeter…

    Love it.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:11 pm
  • There was a guy behind the backstop during batting practice with a Labatt Blue Sabres hat on AG…awesome.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:11 pm
  • Curtis loves to K…especially on offspeed pitches.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:16 pm
  • 463.. thanks, ARod.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:16 pm
  • AFail.

    DP.

    No surprise there.

    Let the losing streak…CONTINUE BABY!!!!

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:16 pm
  • When the Yankees come to town, Safeco is chock full of ex-east-coasters

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:17 pm
  • The number of number 2 yankee shirts with “Jeter” printed above the 2 kind of pisses you off, regardless of who you root for.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:18 pm
  • AFail doing his thing on D now too…no range, bad throws.

    Garbage.

    I don’t wish injuries on players. I don’t.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:21 pm
  • They are cheaper AG.

    I have one because I can’t afford to drop that kind of coin on an authentic one.

    We don’t all make AG cash!!!!!

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:22 pm
  • That works.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:22 pm
  • NICE!!!! Hiroki covers for AFail and grabs the bouncer and throws to third…

    AFail actually caught the throw and completed the rundown.

    I guess catching and running are about all we can expect for AFail at this point…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:23 pm
  • heh.. ag cash goes about far enough to buy what fills the diapers, but not enough to buy the diapers.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:25 pm
  • AFAIL STRIKES AGAIN!!!!!!

    CANNOT MAKE A SIMPLE FUCKING THROW TO FIRST…AGAIN!!!!!

    SO, instead of inning over…2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.

    I fucking hate him so much. It’s not healthy.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:25 pm
  • Leave it to Alex to make this game all about him. Nice throw.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:25 pm
  • Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure ag…you probably count your Benjamin’s in your NW Compound made of gold.

    ;)

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:26 pm
  • It’s going to be a minor victory just to get out of this inning without giving up a run.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:28 pm
  • Liner right at Ichiro, which is for the first time, a good thing.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:28 pm
  • ICHIRO PUT OUT!!!!!

    The new Nippon Connection saves AFail’s ass.

    Whew.

    Runs now please.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:28 pm
  • 66 degrees there???

    Lucky duck ag…beautiful.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:32 pm
  • Tex beat the shift with 1 out…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:32 pm
  • DP’s.

    That’s how we fucking roll.

    Failure city.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:35 pm
  • Another dp.. 361. That’s what that kind of (non)speed buys you.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:35 pm
  • We have totally and completely regressed to the shit team from a couple months ago…

    Awesome.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:35 pm
  • Yeah, it’s a gorgeous day here. Sun with a few clouds and 68 right now.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:36 pm
  • Switching between this and the last third of Unforgiven. Yes the whole point of the film is in tthe first 2 hours, but I still most enjoy the final 15 minutes of throwback Eastwood spighetti western.

    IronHorse - YF July 23, 2012, 10:42 pm
  • 1-2-3…Hi-ro-ki…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:43 pm
  • Never saw it…probably should.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:43 pm
  • “Unforgiven” is a beautiful film. It’s worth seeing on a bigger screen if possible.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:44 pm
  • Here we go.. Ichiro’s first Yankee at bat. Big crowd noise.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:46 pm
  • Ichiro.

    1.000.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:47 pm
  • Career hit 2,534

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:47 pm
  • I will watch it ag…46′ big enough?

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:47 pm
  • ICHIRO!!!!

    SB!!!!!

    Man, when is the last time a Yankee stole a fucking base…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:49 pm
  • Ichiro leads the Yankees with 16 stolen bases.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:49 pm
  • Blu-ray if you can, Krueg.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:49 pm
  • Got it.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:50 pm
  • Ichiro stranded. He must feel right at home already.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:51 pm
  • Our offense is completely fucking anemic.

    This is disgusting.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:52 pm
  • The combination of Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman in one movie is just too good.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 10:52 pm
  • I’m all over it…I know it’s a highly acclaimed movie, just never got around to seeing it…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 10:54 pm
  • You know if you take AFail’s salary off the Yankees, we’d be 3rd in payroll behind Philly and Boston…

    Not that we would miss him.

    Biggest mistake in Yankee history.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:00 pm
  • OK – back from the final bar scene…won’t spoil it for you krueg. Kuroda keeping the patheetic Seattle offense at bay. Sadly Millwood doing the same.

    IronHorse - YF July 23, 2012, 11:00 pm
  • Not sure they win in ’09 without him krueg, but otherwise, yeah…

    IronHorse - YF July 23, 2012, 11:01 pm
  • I have to think people get shot. In a bar. In the old west.

    But historically speaking, there were actually very few shootouts or duels in the Old West…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:02 pm
  • YANKEES LOSE AGAIN!!!!!

    I hate this team. Except Jeter and Ichiro.

    Well, mostly just AFail. I blame him for everything.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:02 pm
  • M’s strike first.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:02 pm
  • Yeah, ’09. One postseason success.

    I used to give him a pass for that but when you add up the salary and all the failure otherwise…not sure we couldn’t have gotten 2 good players for his bloated corpse that could have led to more rings really.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:04 pm
  • And Russell needs to follow Swisher out the door after this season…he can’t even throw people out anymore.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:04 pm
  • Let’s Kreskin this inning…

    Curtis…K.

    AFail…Pop out.

    Cano…single.

    Tex…Foul out to 1st.

    GO.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:08 pm
  • 1-for-1

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:10 pm
  • I’m pretty sure the 2005-2007 Yankees would’ve been in significantly worse shape without Arod. Lots of blame for failure those years, but not him.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:11 pm
  • AFail hits one off the wall…almost gunned at 2nd…dude dropped the throw or he was out by a mile…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:12 pm
  • And he doubles. Sounds like it just missed being out?

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:12 pm
  • Damn you guys with your logic…

    Can’t you just SUPPORT me once in awhile????? I’m going to my room!

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:12 pm
  • Yeah, hit about a foot below the line…very close…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:13 pm
  • Being out and being an out it seems.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:13 pm
  • 4 pitch walk to Robbie…

    Inning ending DP is in order now.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:14 pm
  • This would be a great time for a message…a TEX message…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:14 pm
  • I supported re-signing him. I was wrong wrong wrong.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:14 pm
  • 1-1.

    RBI DOUBLE!!!!

    WE SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORED!!!! Finally.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:15 pm
  • Looks like the engine is running.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:16 pm
  • Don’t beat yourself up ag…we all make mistakes…I used to go to church so…

    RAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

    2-1!!!!!!!!

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:16 pm
  • Did the Yankees finally remember they’re playing teams from the AL West not named Texas?

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:18 pm
  • Andruw Jones previous seven at-bats have been strikeouts until that single.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:18 pm
  • ANDRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUW!!!!!!

    3-1!!!!!

    KEEP ON ROLLIN’ LIKE REO!!!!!

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:19 pm
  • Not that time Ichiro…and with Martin coming up that should do it but scored some runs finally!!!!

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:20 pm
  • I look at it this way: if the Yankees hadn’t traded Alfonso Soriano as part of the ARod deal, Cano might never made it all the way through the system to the Bigs as a Yankee.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:22 pm
  • Hiroki san.

    Nice.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:30 pm
  • OR….we could have flipped him for a real live baseball player or two…

    If’s, and’s, nut’s and but’s we’d all have a Merry Christmas…

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:31 pm
  • BS called 3rd strike on Jeter…

    Outside, low, pathetic.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:31 pm
  • AFail up so this should do it after Curtis flies out on 1 pitch…

    Sigh.

    krueg July 23, 2012, 11:32 pm
  • 12:40p local start on Wednesday. Hmm. I could leave at 9am, catch the game, and be home by 8 that night.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:35 pm
  • The third dp of the game erases Cano’s threat.

    attackgerbil July 23, 2012, 11:50 pm
  • Russell Martin just got a hit.

    I cannot believe it???

    krueg July 24, 2012, 12:02 am
  • You should go AG…take a YFSF sign!!!!

    krueg July 24, 2012, 12:02 am
  • …AND A SB TOO????

    krueg July 24, 2012, 12:03 am
  • Granderson strikes out like it’s his fucking job…

    Fuck. Really man? It’s getting old.

    krueg July 24, 2012, 12:07 am
  • Do mine eyes deceive me???

    An actual ABomb???

    More rare than a blue footed booby sighting in Buffalo…

    4-1

    krueg July 24, 2012, 12:20 am
  • Still lurking.. trying to get the house in order while listening.

    attackgerbil July 24, 2012, 12:51 am
  • Good finish. Excellent, actually.

    attackgerbil July 24, 2012, 1:18 am

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