Every Day You See One More (Wild)Card: Yanks-O’s Gamer XVI

You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

The Yankees are back in Baltimore for a set to finish out the season, facing Jon Leicester tonight to introduce the last of the reggalar action. Mike Mussina gets the rock for the Bombers. If he continues to hurl the way he has in his last three starts, he will have made a strong case to be one of the starters in the Post, especially considering Rocket’s game leg. Pettitte and Igawa will also see a turn on the bump this weekend.

The Red Sox magic number is 2 as they send Daisuke against Kevin Slowey and the TCTs at Fenway. Johnny Damon reminded reporters that the Yankees still have a “mathematical chance” at the division. It is a funny image that is conjured when one imagines Damon doing math. We kid because we love. Maybe the wc/division in the Beast will be settled tonight, maybe not. It seems a rather tranquil time for the AL, especially considering that the Phillies, the Mets, the Cubbies, the Beermakers, the Snakes, the Pods, and the Rox all yet do not know their post-season fate.

Oh baby dont it feel like heaven right now? Lineups, comments follow.

NY Yankees
J. Damon cf .269
D. Jeter ss .322
B. Abreu rf .282
A. Rodriguez 3b .309
H. Matsui lf .285
J. Posada c .336
J. Giambi dh .236
R. Cano 2b .305
D. Mientkiewicz 1b .274
M. Mussina rhp 4.96
Baltimore
B. Roberts 2b .290
T. Redman cf .319
N. Markakis rf .295
M. Tejada ss .298
A. Huff dh .279
M. Mora 3b .275
R. Hernandez c .254
J. Payton lf .255
S. Moore 1b .211
J. Leicester rhp 6.51

15 comments… add one

  • ARod? Just padding his stats. ;) I’ll be back during the postseason, no luck at all with any seats!

    Lar September 28, 2007, 6:49 pm
  • Pete Abe claims Sean Henn is the probable starter on Sunday. Heaven help us…and that bullpen!

    yankeemonkey September 28, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • I’d prefer Henn/any pitcher/a batboy over Igawa.
    Someone (maybe Sterling) reported that Torre was “impressed” w/ the shutout, thus the Sunday start.
    wtf

    J (yf) September 28, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • Does this have to happen everytime?

    Lar September 28, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • Mets lose again…for the first time in my life, I actually feel bad for the Mets.

    dknyc September 28, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • I have no confidence in Giambi these days…

    dknyc September 28, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • Wow. Except for a bruised ego, I’m glad we’re heading to Cleveland.

    J (yf) September 28, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • If the last two games are any indication, Torre best be leaning towards Hughes if/when he needs a 4th starter.

    dknyc September 28, 2007, 11:01 pm
  • The real bummer is Mo. That was tough. Almost as bad as 2001. I wish the announcers would stop talking about him as unbeatable. He’s good, obviously; but he is beatable…Silver lining: some rest before the Cleveland series…

    Sam September 28, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • Well, at least that is done.

    attackgerbil September 28, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • Not what I wanted to see from Mo last night!!! I am so worried about our pitching staff…again! Beside Andy and Joba, I have little or no confidence in anyone??? Assuming CC and Carmona pitch up to their capability, our guys are going to have to step up their play about 10 levels…

    krueg September 29, 2007, 10:24 am
  • You should be, Krueg. You should be.

    BostonRAW September 29, 2007, 10:51 am
  • Our pitching should be fine. Dont worry about Mo. Lets see how it all plays out….

    Sam-YF September 29, 2007, 10:56 am
  • BostonRAW worry about your own team.
    Krueg, relax the Yankees pitching will be just fine. Let’s just hope we can continue the hot bats.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 29, 2007, 12:55 pm
  • BRAW…you are a douche, seriously. You give Sox fans a bad name.
    I’m just nervous because it seems when we pitch poorly, the bats seem to lose steam too? It was great to see ARod going off last night. We are really going to need him to make a run. Clemens could really pay dividends I suppose if he steps up for the playoffs. He could be THE difference maker in the end…one way or another!

    krueg September 29, 2007, 2:49 pm

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