Don’t Look Back: Yanks-Tribe Gamer III

The Yankees look to give George a belated birthday present tonight. Mike Mussina goes against Paul Byrd. This is your thread for comment.

162 comments… add one
  • Apparently Kris Wilson was called up in case Moose’s groin acts up again…seeing as Villone has pitched a bazillion innings lately.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:04 pm
  • A blah top of the first for the Yanks. Jeter singles and steals a base, but is left stranded at 2nd.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Mussina gets Sizemore to k.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • 1-2-3 for Mussina in the first. Time for the bats to wake up!

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • Whatever happened to the little thing called working the count?! Sheesh…

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • 2 innings, 2 stolen bases….if only they amounted to runs….

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:27 pm
  • I’ll be damned.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:27 pm
  • what is this? Andy Phillips with 3 triples in a week and now a stolen base. Channelling Willie Wilson!

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:28 pm
  • Andy singles, steals second, and scores on a single to put a NY run on the board first. Then again, we saw how that worked out yesterday.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • Now if we can get the Cleveland bats to channel Kenneth Lay.
    What? Too soon?

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Nah

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • lol. Heartless bastards we all may be.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • SNY just showed Reyes hitting a triple.. timed him from contact to when he touched third base. 10.3 seconds. Amazing.
    Moose K’s Hafner looking for the first out.
    Tampa scores first and leads Boston 1-0.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • Is Reyes the fastest guy in the league, or does that honor belong to the now retired Tino Martinez?

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • 2-1 fastball just misses outside to make it 3-1 to Martinez, who then walks on a pitch in the dirt. 2-1 looked pretty good.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • I can’t get off my couch in 10.3 seconds without pulling something.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:35 pm
  • 0-2 to Broussard. He times it well and puts it deep to right; hits it to the track where Bernie makes the catch. Luckily, Martinez didn’t tag up against Bernie. That would have been embarrassing. Two away. Moose got away with one there.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • I’m gameday-ing….are some of those flyouts against Moose just barely missing heading out of the park?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • ARod fields a roller for the third out, throwing to second for the force.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • Broussard’s was high and deep; Bernie caught it at the track at around 375 feet. It was close.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • Crosby leads off the NY 3rd and grounds out to first.
    Tek just hit a dinger to tie it in TB, one apiece.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • why is Crosby pinch-hitting???!!!

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:42 pm
  • The Captain steps up. Swings and misses on a high pitch for strike one, and then cuts a deuce foul up third for 0-2.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:42 pm
  • Check swing on another deuce to ground out to first for the second out. Jason is up.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:42 pm
  • What happened to Johnny?????

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • I was trying to figure that out myself. Volume is off (Sox volume is on). Hope Johnny is not hurt.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Giambi hits a shot that bounces off of the moon and comes down at short stop for the third out.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • I’m now in panic mode. If he’s hurt, I’m gonna have to talk to God tonight, give him a real tongue lashing.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • Nothing about Johnny on the wire reports yet. I will keep looking.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • another observation: I guess I should respect Byrd. He’s been solid throughout his career, but the Yanks need to hit him.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • Crosby is in center for the bottom of the third, led off by Todd Hollandsworth.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Fricking Hollandsworth hits a fastball in to the right field seats.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • Hollandsworth owns us.
    Meanwhile, on Yahoo it’s saying that Damon left the game with an undisclosed injury. I hope it’s the flu. But I can’t believe what’s happened to this team.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • New York Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon left the game due to an injured chest.
    AG: you and your Kenneth Lay channeling!

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Gutierrez is one and one. Moos loops a deuce in for a strike. The 1-2: nice curve but Gutierrez gets a piece of it to stay alive. Another 1-2: fastball high in the zone, popped towards the first base dugout, and caught by Posada for the out.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • an injured chest?!! WTF! Did he run into a wall in the field. Was he doing a Tarzan routine? What’s that about?!!!

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • D’OH! Stupid Ouija board. Had the silly thing in reverse.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • Grady grounds out to Cano for the second out. It’s 2-2 to Belliard, who tries to time a Moose change but hits it foul up first. 2-2 again strike three looking on a fastball from Moose. Nice pitch.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • If only Cairo was Cano, Attack. If only.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • Tabloid headline: Johnny sidelined by bizarre chest-waxing incident. QEFTSG could not be reached for comment.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:54 pm
  • Oops. Thanks, Nick. Wishful thinking on my part. I like typing Cano much better than Cairo.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • ARod sits down on strikes.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • QEFTSG?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • Nice pitch by Byrd froze ARod.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • Queer Eye For The Straight Guy

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Hollandsworth would fit nicely on the Yanks right about, come to think of it.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Posada singles, then Bernie doubles to the right field corner. Posada was timed at 10.3 seconds running from second to third.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • AP, be a hero!

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • ha!

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • Hollandsworth gets behind 3-0. Phillips is taking all the way on ball three. The 3-1 from Hollandsworth: nice breaking pitch; AP swings over it to bring the count full. Aaron Boone, who KILLED us with his D two days ago, muffs the grounder and AP reaches first on the error to bring up Melky. One out, loaded.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • MELKY!!! GRAND SLAM!!!

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Hollandsworth?
    Also, thank you Aaron Boone.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Boo Ya!!!

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Melky!!!!!

    walein July 5, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Holy F*k!

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • That F’ing Rocks! Leche!!!!!!!!!

    bloodyank78 July 5, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • MELKY!!!! MELKY MELKY MELKY!! Hanging curve on a 1-0 pitch deposited in the right field seats. Who said the kid don’t have powah? Oh wait. I did.
    MELKY!!!
    And now ERRON frickin’ Boone with another error as Cairo reaches on the E6.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Not to be picky or anything, but is anyone else disturbed that all of our runs were driven in by Mr. Cabrera?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • You gotta love Aaron Boone for everyething he’s done for the Yankees franchise.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • indeed

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Crosby up for Damon, who was removed from the game for an injured nipple, fouls of the 1-0. Hit and run was on. It’s 1-1.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • YM: Not at all. His hitting has been the last criticism of his game, which I think is unfair for a kid still learning the Majors.
    Crosby swings and misses on another h and r and Cairo swipes second. Then Crosby singles to center to score Cairo. woot.
    Nice aggressive baserunning by the Yanks this game. And thanks again, Erron.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Jeter is 4-9 on the series. Crosby looks like he is threatening to run. Byrd looks like someone just ran over his dog.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • Make that 5-10. Captain, my Captain. Single to left makes it 1st and 2nd with one out.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • I want them to destroy the Tribe tonight. Revenge style.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • I guess what I meant is that the top of the lineup (was) doing squat. Melky can drive in as many runs as he wants, he’s not the problem….

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Time for ARod to hit another “meaningless” homerun. I, for one, wouldn’t complain!

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • YM: I see what you mean, but ARod just fixed that for us. single to left after a Giambi sac fly (deep deep right) scores a run. ARod, I’m sorry I was reluctant to put you on the all star team.
    Jeter swipes third as the Yankees seem to be running at will.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Or a single….that works very well too.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Jorge doubles to the right corner. It’s 9-1 Yankees as Jeter and ARod score. They FINALLY pull Byrd. Poor bastard.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Woot!
    Now, why couldn’t they have done this yesterday?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • If they did it yesterday, they would have still lost.

    Nick-YF July 5, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Rafael Betancourt is on for the Tribe.
    Why did they pull Villone yesterday?

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • No…BEFORE the slaughter occurred. I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if they didn’t leave the bases loaded in the 1st….Maybe Chac would have more confidence….Nah.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Jorge is on second with two away to Bernie Williams.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Meanwhile Mr. Clutch strikes out on 3 pitches to strand a runner…TB up 4-1 heading into bottom 3rd.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Bernie is down 0-2. Betancourt feeds a fastball away that Bernie takes a horrid cut at, and is retired swinging. Inning over.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • YM: I have to look at what I am typing before I post. I just finally saw that I was calling Byrd Hollandsworth. I’m not drunk. I swear. I’m just exhausted from an afternoon of drinking.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • One pitch one out from Moose. Nice.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Hafner sends a double to left center. Melky almost kicks Crosby in the head trying to jump over him, and landed in a way that had me cringing. I have this feeling that Damon would have had that ball.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Wow! Martinez hits one to the track. Melky (who took an indirect route to the ball) makes the play, bouncing off the wall. Hafner has to retreat to second, as he didn’t think Melky was going to catch that one.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • MELKY!
    It’s just so much fun to say.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Broussard is up. Moose gets ahead 1-2. Fastball on the outside part of the plate is fouled off third. Jorge comes out to talk to Moose.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • Another 1-2: low and away to make it 2-2. Argh. Broussard deposits the ball in the right field seats to make it 9-3 NY.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Hmmm…another gopher ball from Moose. He needs to stop this.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Broussard hit it about 20 feet deeper than his last at bat.
    Boone hits a single to shallow left. Dying quail that Jeter made a great effort to catch. Man on first, two away to Byrd Hollandsworth.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • 0-2 to Hollandsworth: High pop to shallow left. Jeter settles under it to retire the side.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • It will be Phillips, Cabrera, and Cairo to lead off the top of the fifth.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • AP out by half a step on a roller to short on the opposite side. Peralta even with a double clutch, launches a fine throw to nab him at first.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Melky is up, fresh off his salami.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • Melky is sat down swinging for the second out.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • That sounds dirty….

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Cairo takes ball one high. Betancourt brings a fastball that’s close, but inside for 2-0. Cairo cuts at a fastball at the letters and fouls it back for 2-1.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • YM: heh. I should rephrase that. Melky is back in the box after stroking a salami. Hmm. Still needs work.
    Cairo ropes a single to left. Crosby steps in with two away.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • Crosby takes a fastball at the knees for strike one. Then fouls another fastball back for 0-2.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Cairo swipes second on an outside fastball.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Crosby is behind 1-2: looks at strike three. It looked low, but the inning is over.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Blah…
    Yanks are running all over the place today. Wonder what NYY team record is for single-game SBs?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • YM: Fifteen, in 1911, vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Moose Ks Gutierrez to start the bottom of 5. Sizemore up. He takes a breaking pitch away for ball one.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • ……thanks. Guess they got a long ways to go, eh?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Carl Crawford just stole home for Tampa!!! Wow.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • I never could understand how you can swipe home…is the pitcher completely brain dead out there?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Belliard singles with two outs. Peralta to the plate. Moose gets a strike then misses inside for 1-1.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Crawford was sliding when Johnson was releasing the ball. He’s rilly, rilly fast, and you can’t ignore him like that.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Peralta flies out to right to end the inning.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Jeter is retired looking on a BAD CALL for strike three. Way low.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Giambi pops out to right for the second out.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Sweet Jeebus. Another very low strike for 0-2 on ARod. Yucky zone.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • ARod with a K on a weak swing to end the inning. Zone sucks.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Moose hits Hafner.
    good.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Martinez hits a chop over Mussina. Jeter fields it cleanly, steps on the bag at second and tosses to AP for the DP. Two away to Broussard, who must have gotten his Moose hunting tags in the mail today. Fortunately, this time he flies out to left to end the inning.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Jorge in to lead off the seventh.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • Posada takes away for ball one. The 1-0: fastball fouled off left. 1-1: another fastball, fouled off left again. 1-2: hit high in the air, foul towards the third base dugout. Boone fields it for the first out.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Boone dropped it!!! 3rd error on the night for Erron.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Now Posada does pop out, this time to Peralta who catches the ball on the apron in short left.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Another VERY LOW STRIKE to Bernie. What the hell.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Tough night for Boone. I feel bad for him…

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Bernie lifts it to right center for the second out.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • AG, at least gameday says they are strikes…low, but strikes.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • AP gets jammed on the hands and lines out to second to end the inning.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • Gameday is very generous. If this game were close, I would be raving.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Hmm. Moose out, Wilson in. Why is Moose out?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • here’s sincerely hoping Mr. Wilson doesn’t make this game more exciting….

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Kris Wilson is making an appearance for NY. Final line on Moose: 6 IP, 3 earned runs, 2 homers, 4 ks, 1 bb.
    Damon’s injury status has been updated. It is the dreaded “strained oblique”.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Nice play by A-Rod there…

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • GREAT PLAY by ARod. Hollandsworth hit a slow roller. ARod had to charge, field and throw. Very nice.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • Check swing strike swinging. Wilson works quickly and we are headed to the eighth.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • I’m a little worried they pulled Moose after only 84 pitches…hopefully it’s so Wilson can showcase his talents and because of another injury.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Fernando Cabrera faces Melky Cabrera to lead off the top of 8.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • *not because of…

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Melky with a double!!! Yahoo! MELKY!! Take that, Tribe. Our Cabrera trumps your Cabrera.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • YM: Probably just because of the score. Rest, Moose. Good game.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • Cairo triples to right on an outside fastball misplayed by Gutierrez to score Melky. Nice.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Crosby is up. He’s 1-3 on the night. Cairo is on third with no one out. 1-1: fastball outside fouled off left.
    1-2: slider tails off in the dirt. Martinez makes a good stop.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Crosby looks at a straight pitch for strike 3. Ick.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Jeter steps in and takes ball one. I’m still fuming about that last strikeout on a horribly low pitch. Jeter flies to right for a sacrifice to score Cairo. Nice job, Cap’n.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • Giambi takes outside for ball one. Another pitch outside for 2 and 0. Cabrera throws a fastball for a strike; Giambi fouls it back left.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • 3-1: hit on the ground in play up the first base line. Broussard fields it and steps on the bag for the out. Heading to the bottom of 8, it’s the top of the order for the Tribe coming up: Sizemore, Belliard, Hafner.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Sizemore grounds out to first. One away.
    Bellliard grounds out to short. Two away.
    Wilson is working fast.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Kay and Singleton are discussing Phil Hughes. To sum up: the kid’s really really good.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • It’s 1-2 to Peralta. He reaches out to protect and pops out to first. Nice inning by Wilson.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Methinks Wilson has Wally Pipped Chacon…

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Yeah, he’s really, really, really good.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Please oh please don’t trade Hughes….*praypray*

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • YM: i would agree.
    Cleveland concedes the game as they are bringing in the eminently hittable Mota.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • I wish we could get Kazmir…think TB could be swindled out of him?

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • ARod chases low and strikes out swinging. Posada lifts one to the track, caught by Sizemore in dead center for the second out.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • YM: I wish. Player wise, I doubt we can’t afford him.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • edit: we can

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Pavano+cash for Kazmir…Drool.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Rivera in to get some work.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Pavano +cash = it would have to be a hell of a lot of cash right now.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Throw in Chacon and Bubba!

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • Rivera is a pure pleasure to watch.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Gameday has committed suicide because of that strike zone.

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Rivera gives up an opposite field single to Martinez.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • Broussard flails at a cutter for 0-1.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Weird and wild DP ends the game. 4-3-6 on the scoring. Damn, we needed this win.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • That was a weird DP. Ballgame!

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Now if only TB holds on….

    yankeemonkey July 5, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • See you tomorrow for the next game.

    attackgerbil July 5, 2006, 9:57 pm

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