Derek & Stacy Ozzie: Yanks-Sox Gamer III

The Yankees go for the sweep tonight at Comiskey (I know) tonight with Phil Hughes seeking his first victory on the season. Gavin Floyd holds it down for the Chi Sox. Posada has the night off and daddy ANew ARod is also off, nursing his monster quad, but not his baby as he is in Chicago. Pete says he may DH tomorrow.

Comment away…

Waiting on weather now.

NEW YORK
J. Damon, DH
D. Jeter, SS
B. Abreu, RF
H. Matsui, LF
M. Ensberg, 3B
R. Cano, 2B
J. Giambi, 1B
M. Cabrera, CF
J. Molina, C

CHICAGO
N. Swisher, CF
O. Cabrera, SS
J. Thome, DH
P. Konerko, 1B
J. Dye, RF
A. Pierzynski, C
C. Quentin, LF
J. Crede, 3B
A. Ramirez, 2B

32 comments… add one
  • Hughes had a good outing before the rain drove him out. Hard to say it would’ve hold up, but hard to say it was a bad outing.
    Go Yanks.

    Lar April 24, 2008, 10:19 pm
  • Only a 50 min delay. I think they were a little too cautious taking Franchise out.

    J (YF) April 24, 2008, 10:32 pm
  • Girardi took so much flack for the Josh Johnson debacle. You have to imagine that was in the back of his head.

    Nick -YF April 24, 2008, 10:33 pm
  • ugh, Ohlendorf giving the game back. Crap.

    Nick -YF April 24, 2008, 10:52 pm
  • Wow… looks like I’m walking into a dandy. Didn’t expect the game to still be going when I finally get to sit down and watch.
    Joba gets Konerko to chase for strike three. Filthy pitch.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:14 am
  • Juan Uribe up with two away in bottom eight. Joba sits him down swinging; blew it right by him. It’s really fun watching this man throw.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:16 am
  • Joba is a bad man.

    AndrewYF April 25, 2008, 12:17 am
  • Jeter leads off the Yankee ninth.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:18 am
  • Jeter singles back up the middle to get things going.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:19 am
  • Derek ‘singles’ Jeter.

    AndrewYF April 25, 2008, 12:20 am
  • Fouls the first pitch off, then takes way inside. The 1-1 misses low, and then Bobby chops the 2-1 foul up first. Deuces: lined out to left. Jeter retreats to first, one away to Godzilla.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:23 am
  • Hideki chops one in the dirt foul at the plate. The 0-1 is in the dirt but AJ blocks it and Jeter holds. Hideki is fooled on the 1-1, and then strokes it high in foul territory but Crede can’t get there in time. Matsui singles to left, advancing Jeter to bring up Ensberg.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:26 am
  • Ozzie’s seen enough; that’s it for Logan, and Ozzie asks Jeter if he wants to pitch. But no, it’s going to be Bobby Jenks.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:27 am
  • Matsui with a ‘shank’ into left field. A ‘shank’ is just another word for a duck fart.
    The things I’ve learned from Hawk Harrelson.

    AndrewYF April 25, 2008, 12:28 am
  • Posada pinches for Ensberg, and Jenks starts him off with two pitches taken high. The 2-0 catches the high(est) part of the zone.
    Then Jorge commits the Sin of the 463.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:31 am
  • Bad Posado.

    AndrewYF April 25, 2008, 12:31 am
  • More Joba in the ninth, with Pierzynski leading off. A.J. looks like he’s lost weight, no?

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:34 am
  • A.J. takes one for a ride, but Melky has it at the track in deep right center. Lonnnnggggg out.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:36 am
  • kay states the obvious….aj’s universally disliked.

    sf rod April 25, 2008, 12:37 am
  • Quentin ropes one to the wall in left and slides into second with a double.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:39 am
  • Crede singles to center, Quentin scores to end the game.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:42 am
  • Melky had a bad throw, but to get Quentin it would have to had been one of the greatest launches from center ever.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:43 am
  • Oh well.
    See y’all tomorrow.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 12:44 am
  • AG, you get the prize for prevailing here…I watched the whole game but wasn’t around a computer at the time. Rough loss, but tempered very much by having wont eh frist two, by Hughes having started very strong, and by some nice gutsy and timely come-from-behind hitting from Ensburg and Melky. The Ohlendorf meltdown was rough – tough to win any game when you give up 5 runs in a single inning; and the Posada DP with runners on first and second and one out was pretty deflating. But overall, the Yanks are holding their own on a very long roadtrip with 2/5s of their rotation having been terrible for a couple weeks. If they can get at least a split out of Cleveland, they will have gotten through the April road games at .500. Not great, but I can live with it given the pitching and injury issues (Posada, Jeter, A-Rod) they’ve had to navigate.

    IronHorse (yf) April 25, 2008, 10:00 am
  • Joba worked fairly well last night in the eighth. Konerko was a tough out. But something seemed a bit off in the ninth. Quentin definitely could (should?) have been out looking on the (1-2 count I think) two pitches before he stroked the double which he hit really well (off the lf wall on the fly) and A.J. just missed ending it with one swing. Really solid contact in both cases. I think both A.J. and Quentin worked seven pitch ABs. Just not Joba’s night.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 10:42 am
  • Totally agree on the 1-2 pitch. Obviously I (we) are biased, but the ump had been giving the outside edge of the plate for right handed batters to the pitchers all night and that pitch caught more of the plate than several of the strikes he had previously called.
    Gotta say that I enjoy watching the YES broadcasts when Kay’s contribution is minimized by having both Cone and O’Neil there, both of whose commetnary I like…

    IronHorse (yf) April 25, 2008, 10:49 am
  • I agree about the YES broadcast with Kay being improved by having Coney and Pauley present. Mute works kinda well too, or being in a loud bar.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 11:17 am
  • i hadn’t watched a yankee post game wrap up show so far this year until last nite. i was pretty impressed with how joba handled himself during the post game interview. he even gave some insight on the exchange he and aj had after the at bat. seems like a decent kid. one question i have for yf’s is, does the female clubhouse reporter for YES begin every question with “David Cone said….”? that was down right annoying.

    sf rod April 25, 2008, 3:53 pm
  • What exchange did Joba and AJ have? Was AJ being a dick?

    Atheose April 25, 2008, 4:10 pm
  • sf rod: I’m curious what he said as well.
    They showed a replay that wasn’t too informative. Joba kind of made an *eek* expression when he was looking left field as Cabrera caught the ball.. it was a funny face; I was making one too becauswe AJ crushed it. When trotting back to the dugout, they showed AJ saying something or other to Joba, couldn’t really tell what Joba said because they didn’t have a camera on his face at the time. Just a few words passed it seemed.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2008, 4:17 pm
  • The post-game with Joba indicated that AJ said “I just missed that one” or something like that. I think Joba said that this is what AJ said actually. In response, Joba just sort of shrugged, like “yeah, you did…big deal”.
    Joba has a very good reliever’s mindset – I remember him reacting in a similarly ho-hum manner when Lowell homered off of him in a game last year (I think it was Lowell). He just moves on.
    Incidentally, can you imagine a better mentor for that kind of thing than Mariano?

    IronHorse (yf) April 25, 2008, 4:30 pm
  • pretty sure IH has it right. but i was wrong about reading pedro’s lips a few years back, so who knows. didn’t seem like joba took offense to aj’s “just missed it” remark. seemed like playful banter and joba said as much.
    another thing from the wrap up show last nite…. girardi seemed fairly certain that farnsy had a leg issues after the slip. somehow today it turned into an arm issue.
    with regards to joba working more than an inning at a time, he threw 1 2/3 on tuesday followed by last nites 1 1/3. are they trying to stretch him out with the big league club before moving him into the rotation? seems to me like this is something that would have to happen at scranton with monitoring and constant tutelage.

    sf rod April 25, 2008, 6:20 pm

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