Draft Day Special: Yanks-Jays Gamer II

What’s gonna happen in the NFL draft? We don’t really care, though we do like the name “D’Brickashaw.” (Hint, Jets.) As you might imagine, our attention will be directed a few miles to the north of Radio City this afternoon, to the big ballpark in the Bronx. Apropos of which: Last week, in Toronto, the Jays torched the Unit, sending him packing after 3 innings while shooting his then-sterling ERA up into Jaret Wright territory. Was he tipping his pitches? Probably not (they were just, um, sucky). Anyway, Stinnett was catching then, thank god, or the whole sorry episode would have been laid at Posada’s feet. He’ll be behind the plate today, which is good news for the Yankees, if Randy can just wrap his head around it and keep his slider out of the middle of the plate. Josh Towers pitches for the Jays, and he’s no Halladay. After the big loss last night (thank you Jaret!), the Yanks are due for a big win today. Let’s hope they get it. This is your thread for comments.

58 comments… add one

  • Not sure why you’re blaming Wright for the loss, he only allowed two runs. Thank Ten-run Sturtze, and the Proctologist.

    tom yf April 29, 2006, 11:47 am
  • Just my natural lack of affinity for the man with the wrong stuff, but I did not see the game, and stand corrected….

    YF April 29, 2006, 12:18 pm
  • How about the bats? This is like the Sox fans blaming Bard for the loss the other day, when the Sox scored 1 run for Wakefield. Seems like the biggest problem last night was Halladay, not Wright or the ‘pen. But I didn’t see the game either!

    SF April 29, 2006, 12:39 pm
  • And here comes the Jets pick…who will it be…
    A punter!!!!
    (just kidding, though we wouldn’t be surprised, in the least)

    SF April 29, 2006, 12:42 pm
  • Da Brick! J-E-T-S….
    Leinart looks like he’s going to be spending the night crying on NIck Lachey’s shoulder. Ouch.

    YF April 29, 2006, 12:51 pm
  • You’re not a Jets fan, are you SF?
    Its true about Bard/Wakefield. If the Sox would score some runs and still lose 7-6, then you could put it on Bard, but who cares if he lets ten balls past him, if the Sox only score a run it really doesn’t matter.
    Still kinda irritating though… I’ll conceed that.
    Hey, YF & SF: I’m going to be in attendance at the big Shindig at the Fens this Monday night. I’ll have digital camera in hand as well. Would either of you be interested in first-hand pics of the game? I’d be happy to provide them if so.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 12:53 pm
  • P A T S PATS PATS PATS.
    The Jets suck. And I am not saying that like some Sox fans say “Yankees suck”. The Jets really do suck.

    SF April 29, 2006, 12:59 pm
  • Sure, email us a couple of photos, mm!

    SF April 29, 2006, 1:00 pm
  • The Jets are going to turn it around. They have a Wes alum on their side now. It worked for the Pats.

    NickYF April 29, 2006, 1:04 pm
  • Being from the DC area, I’m a Skins fan myself.
    I’ll shoot you some pics as soon as I get back.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 1:12 pm
  • Nice effort by Reed Johnson to get out of the way of the Unit fastball. Not.

    SF April 29, 2006, 1:13 pm
  • Johnson has it going on tonight. Not.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 1:17 pm
  • Great. Wells drills one into the gap. Here we go again….

    YF April 29, 2006, 1:17 pm
  • Jim Kaat just said that Posada had no chance to get Wells at third, which is flat-out BS. A good throw would have nailed him cleanly.

    SF April 29, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • And then he steals third. This guy is going to be a thorn in both Sox fans and Yanks fans sides for years.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • I bet he said Damon had no chance to throw Wells out from deep center. With Damon’s arm, anyone anywhere is fair game. As long as that person is very very close to Damon, and also very very fat.
    And slow. They have to be slow too.
    nd it helps if they have a club foot…

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 1:21 pm
  • See YFs? Rodriguez does come through in the clutch!

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • Good start for Damon. Slapper right up the middle.

    YF April 29, 2006, 1:24 pm
  • SB. Damon pretty automatic these days.

    YF April 29, 2006, 1:25 pm
  • Wow. Unproductive ab for Jeets. That happens–what?–once a week these days?

    YF April 29, 2006, 1:26 pm
  • Gift!

    YF April 29, 2006, 1:27 pm
  • That’s what I like to see.
    Come in to work, expecting to see a Red Sox game in the first, but it’s the Yankees instead, but that’s OK. Any game in which Randy Johnson has an 18.00 ERA (all right, through one inning, sue me) is OK with me…

    Paul A. April 29, 2006, 1:28 pm
  • Bad News Blue Jays. How are we losing this?

    YF April 29, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Man, Josh Towers sucks. Also, could have a bit to do with the really really good yankee lineup. but probably not much.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • Okay. We’re not! Giambino with the crush shot to the upper deck. 4-2. Towers can look in the mirror if he wants to cast blame.

    YF April 29, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • Josh Towers might be the worst starter in the American League…

    Paul A. April 29, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • Overall, batters are hitting .381 off him… That’s quite impressive…

    Paul A. April 29, 2006, 1:37 pm
  • That didn’t stop Hideki “.259″ Matsui from grounding out

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 1:38 pm
  • That’s why for all the offseason talk the Jays aren’t gonna do much in the East this year… Sure, Vernon Wells is going to kill us all year, but as long as Josh Towers and the rest of their back-end guys are making starts, the Sox and Yanks will be just fine…

    Paul A. April 29, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • That is unless the Sox continue to hit .224 with runners in scoring position. Thats tied for second to last in the AL with Kansas City, by the way. The league average is .268 and the yankees are hitting .278.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 1:45 pm
  • Ah, well, yes, there is that. But I do expect that to turn around… The fact that we’ve been getting so many men on base means it’s just a matter of time before we start bringing them home…

    Paul A. April 29, 2006, 1:46 pm
  • All right, lunch time… I’ll be Bach…

    Paul A. April 29, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • That’s exactly what Johnny will do in his Fenway return.

    bloodyank78 April 29, 2006, 1:54 pm
  • Johnny’s heating up for the reunion

    NickYF April 29, 2006, 1:55 pm
  • yeah, johnny is hitting all of .291 now. he can’t be stopped.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 2:02 pm
  • Speaking of rising numbers, Randy’s ERA is up to… oh, lets see… 4.28. You guys better hope Moose keeps it up.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • Woops! Update!
    Make that 4.54

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • MattyMatty, you’re aware that Beckett’s ERA is 4.50?

    NickYF April 29, 2006, 2:08 pm
  • Thanks, Randy. Gotta run out for the day, and apparently just in time.

    NickYF April 29, 2006, 2:09 pm
  • 4.72! Johnson’s ERA is going up like Google Stock after I didn’t buy it!

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 2:13 pm
  • Nick – this is a yankees thread. We’ll beat on Beckett at 7:05 tonight.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 2:13 pm
  • another HR by Damon, 2 run shot; matty matty, don’t be bitter.

    bloodyank78 April 29, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • That’s right, Damon, get it out of your system now.

    Devine April 29, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • In the span of just a month Damon’s managed to pick up the Rodriguez trait of homering off lousy pitching when his team is ahead. Way to go, Johnny D.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 2:51 pm
  • So, you’re able to tell from the sample size of a whopping 2 HR, that Damon has picked up that trait? That makes you sound pretty stupid mattymatty; don’t be bitter

    bloodyank78 April 29, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • Awww, c’mon bloodyank78, it’s just ribbin’. Don’t take it so seriously.
    Hey, I think Damon will do just fine against the Sox. I’m not looking forward to seeing his non-bearded face at Fenway, so I’ll just insult the bejesus out of him while I’m not watching him/waiting for him to hurt his old team.
    But I’m still more scared of the Blue Jays on a game-against-the-Sox basis (NOT on a “who can win the division?” basis where the Yankees always win the fear game).

    Devine April 29, 2006, 3:01 pm
  • Don’t look now, but Johnson’s trying to make this a game again…

    Paul A. April 29, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • I’m sorry, I don’t mean to come off like a dick. I just take exception to Sox fans who take shots a Damon’s playing ability. I totally understand Sox fans not liking Damon, they have their valid reasons, but the guy is still one hell of a gamer and to knock his playing ability is off-base.

    bloodyank78 April 29, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • Yeah, we should at least wait until August, when Damon takes his annual free-fall…
    Seriously, though, I agree. Good hitter, pretty good fielder. He plays the game hard. Which is why after this year, he probably won’t be much better than Bernie Williams…

    Paul A. April 29, 2006, 3:13 pm
  • I’ve always like Damon, until now. Of course he’s a good player. The Yanks wouldn’t have overpaid for him if he wasn’t. But don’t expect me to be quite about him jumping to our chief rival. You know if Jeter or Rivera jumped to Boston you’d start hating on them.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • Sorry. That should be “quiet” not quite.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 3:17 pm
  • this is an ugly game

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • What happened to Sheffield? Gamecast says he was taken out of the game.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • Sox fans are 100% justified for hating Damon, I don’t blame you there. If I ever saw Jeter come to the plate in Fenway in a Sox uniform I throw my TV out the window.
    Sheff collided w/Hillenbrand at first. Sheff’s knee nailed Hillenbrand in the head, which tripped up Sheff in the air and he landed on his shoulder. They both went out.

    bloodyank78 April 29, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • Wow! Sounds spectacular. Not in a good way, in a “holy crap!” kinda way. Any word on the severity of the injuries?

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • No word, but I guarantee that Sheff will sit tommorrow. This game is f’ing long.

    bloodyank78 April 29, 2006, 4:31 pm
  • Imagine if the Blue Jays had started someone other than Josh Towers… they might even be in the game now.

    mattymatty April 29, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • Agreed. The two call up pitchers McCowan and Marcum didn’t help the Jays either. I just hope tommorrow the Yanks wreck Chacin. That guy’s 4-0 record is mostly the result of mad run support.

    bloodyank78 April 29, 2006, 4:45 pm

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