Everything’s Stolen Nowadays: ChiSox-Yanks Gamer

Why, a fax machine is nothing but a waffle iron with a phone attached.

That’s the legal tack I would take if I were advising George Steinbrenner, who has been sued by former MSG President Bob Gutkowski. All your baseballs are belong oh never mind. I stole the lead quote from Grandpa and that link from RAB.

– Nice, Robi. Cano’s line over the last four weeks: 35 hits in 102PA, 10 2Bs, 5HR. He even got one walk in there, which is all good for a .938 OPS. What’s better is that he raised his BA with RISP on the season to .207; he hits .357 with the bases empty. I’m sure many have wondered if he should hit in the 9 slot behind Melky and Molina who really aren’t that likely to be on base.

– Nick Swisher gives his assist for throwing out Ramon Castro at the plate last night to Dave Eiland and Phil Coke, saying that they have been helping him work on his arm. On his second assist of the season: “It was like throwing a bar of soap.” Boys and their locker room humor.

– Joba’s got a brand new bag. Of Rules. I think rule #1 is “work smarter, not longer.”

– Brett Gardner is still experiencing soreness in his thumb and won’t likely be ready to start his minor league rehab by Monday. There’s only about 10 days left in that season.

– The computer that gerbil uses to update the score/schedule scraper on the sidebar is down for running-wheel lubrication. It should be back as soon as he gets his running shoes on.

Consider this your thread for your afternoon gamer/blacked-out baseball action as our old (ageless?) friend Jose Contreras faces Sergio Mitre. Lineups follow, comment away.

Chi White Sox
S. Podsednik lf .296
G. Beckham 3b .277
A.J. Pierzynski c .315
P. Konerko 1b .280
J. Thome dh .254
J. Dye rf .264
A. Rios cf .258
A. Ramirez ss .273
J. Nix 2b .239
J. Contreras 5.09
 
NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .329
J. Damon lf .290
M. Teixeira 1b .286
A. Rodriguez 3b .267
H. Matsui dh .268
N. Swisher rf .241
R. Cano 2b .313
J. Hairston Jr. cf .314
J. Molina c .239
S. Mitre 6.82

87 comments… add one

  • The game is on WGN!!!! WOO HOO!!!! I get to see a Saturday afternoon game!!! TAKE THAT FOX!!!! Facists…
    LET’S GO YANKEES!!! OVERCOME MEE-tre’s SH-TYNESS!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:08 pm
  • 1-2-3 1st for MEE-tre…NICE JOB!!! Not too many pitches either! Ok then, good start…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:16 pm
  • Might as well hijack a Yankee-related post to say that block of home by Jason Varitek last night was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. It was a good play by Tek, but the way it turned out, with the runner flipping around like a rag doll, made it look way cooler than it otherwise would have been.

    Paul SF August 29, 2009, 1:31 pm
  • >FOX Fascits
    truer words have never.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2009, 1:33 pm
  • But those Fascits probly spell beter then i du.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2009, 1:34 pm
  • That play by Tek is a stellar example of the very best baseball action that ever happens on a diamond, in my opinion.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2009, 1:37 pm
  • Swish singles, Cano doubles…2nd and 3rd, no outs…RALLY TIME!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:41 pm
  • Oh, and MEE-tre got through the 2nd unscathed as well…beauty.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:42 pm
  • What’s up AG??? Sabres training camp opens 9/12! You ready for another playoff-less season baby???

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:43 pm
  • RBI DOUBLE FOR JERRY!!!!! 2-0!!!!! GREAT JOB SUPER SUB!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:44 pm
  • Walks Molina…1st and 2nd, no outs…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:47 pm
  • Jeter SAC bunt…pretty. 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Unselfish.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:47 pm
  • RBI DOUBLE FOR JOHNNY!!!!! 4-0!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS!!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:49 pm
  • Tex RIPS one right at Dye…2 outs. Thought that was another run.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:50 pm
  • All season long, Krueg!

    attackgerbil August 29, 2009, 1:50 pm
  • Maybe Tyler Myers can save us AG???

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:51 pm
  • Nice inning…great play to get ARod for the 3rd out.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:51 pm
  • Mebbe. The guy is a monster.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2009, 1:57 pm
  • score/standings module is fixed. For now.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2009, 1:57 pm
  • 3 1-2-3 innings for MEE-tre!!!! KEEP IT UP BROTHER!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:58 pm
  • A young Chara that actually has skill…really hope he pans out. Got Grier back too! That’s sweet. Roster looks a little tougher with Grier and Montador in the mix, we’ll see…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 1:59 pm
  • ANOTHER 1-2-3 INNING FOR SERGIO!!!! That’s 4!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:13 pm
  • Jeter leadoff single…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:15 pm
  • Jeter steals 2nd!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:16 pm
  • Keystone Cop action on Jeter caught between 2nd and 3rd on a combacker to the pitcher leads to 2nd and 3rd with no outs for Tex…crazy

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:18 pm
  • RBI SINGLE FOR AROD!!!! 5-0!!!! GREAT JOB #13!!! 1st and 3rd, 1 out…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:19 pm
  • GODZILLA RBI DOUBLE!!!!! 6-0!!!!! 2nd and 3rd, 1 out….
    OFFENSIVE ONSLAUGHT!!!! SCIENCE BE PRAISED!!!! WE CAN HIT AGAIN!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:21 pm
  • krueg: I don’t know who can save the Sabres, but I know it crushed me when they split with the Amerks. Anyway, as long as they can do better than 90 points the fans will be happy to come to the games.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2009, 2:21 pm
  • Contreras out…damn, I liked him.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:21 pm
  • Isn’t that sad AG? Our expectations have fallen so far? Maybe Baisaille will buy the Sabres and dump some money into them. I think the small market factor is going to doom us in the end, probably move in a few years…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:23 pm
  • SWISH RBI SINGLE!!!! 7-0!!! Cano fielders choice….8-0!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:25 pm
  • > probably move in a few years
    I truly hope it does not come to that.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2009, 2:32 pm
  • Me too bro, me too…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:33 pm
  • MEE-tre gives up his first hit in the 5th inning…amazing job today Sergio.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:34 pm
  • 5 SHUTOUT innings…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:34 pm
  • Jeter is 3 for 3…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:39 pm
  • Actually AG, KR called the Fox people Facists. It’s very different from the Mussolini/Franoc/Hitler types you probably had in mind. Facists believe in withholding opportunities from people who have two eyes, a nose, and a mouth.
    Good to see you keeping the faith as always kr…and great to see this score! We needed one of these!

    IronHorse August 29, 2009, 2:40 pm
  • That was supposed to be Franco, not Franoc…and Mitre keeps pounding the zone. Did NOT expect this.

    IronHorse August 29, 2009, 2:43 pm
  • Sick play by Cano at 2nd…and another 1-2-3 inning for Sergio.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:48 pm
  • Hell yeah IH! This has been a great day indeed. I get to see the game for once, that was completely unexpected, and the mailman brought me a gift today! 8-0!!! MEE-tre is going off, GREAT DAY SO FAR!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:52 pm
  • Cano RBI single…9-0! 1st and 3rd, 2 outs for Jerry.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 2:58 pm
  • Mitre got smoked by that pitch. Deserves that ovation.

    IronHorse August 29, 2009, 3:05 pm
  • MEE-tre takes a liner in the arm, out…6.1, 1 hit, 0 runs. Fantastic start. Gaudin in now…

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 3:09 pm
  • There Chi Sox announcers are awful..like two cackling old hens bitching for 3 hours. THEY SUCK!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 3:15 pm
  • Gaudin looks pretty good too!!! Is today even possible? Has my luck turned around finally? I bought some powerball tickets today too….hmmm.

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 3:19 pm
  • ABOMB!!!!! 10-0!!!!! I LOVE DOUBLE DIGITS!!!!
    It was a Stadium special but IT STILL COUNTS!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 3:40 pm
  • Could that have gone any better??? MEE-tre and Gaudin combine for 9 innings of shutout, 1 hit ball??? The offense pounds out 10 runs from the entire order? I actually get to WATCH the game???
    YANKEES WIN…THAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!
    10-0

    krueg reincarnate August 29, 2009, 3:50 pm
  • The Kazmir move annoys me for two reasons:
    1. As a YF I hate seeing LAA get any stronger.
    2. As a baseball fan I don’t like seeing teams that are as close as 4.5 games out of the WC race in August throw in the towel.
    But I’ll admit, my main annoyance is seeing LAA have this guy fall in their laps down the homestretch of the season.

    IronHorse August 29, 2009, 6:05 pm
  • Red Sox gamer?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • Buchholz gets out of the first on 10 pitches.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • Ellsbury leadoff double, then gets hit in the arm on a pickoff attempt at 2nd. So now he’s on third.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Guess he didn’t take third.
    But Pedey drives him home. 1-0, 0 outs.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • Thru 3, Reed Sox w/ 6 LOBS, 2-for-8 RISP.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Sorry about the lack of gamer, been out all day. Use this one as a bastard. Maybe it will pour bad karma on the Yanks.

    SF August 29, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Why didn’t the Sox claim him? Is his arm and contract that bad? Or did the Sox pass knowing he would never get past the Angels?

    SF August 29, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • I’ve been wondering the same thing, SF. Seems like a deal they’d want to block, unless they’re confident they can continue to beat the Angels in the postseason.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Good thing Bucky is on tonight because the offense is napping again.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • OK, Romero’s at 106 pitches in the bottom of the sixth. the Red Sox have 7 LOBs. It’s time to make something happen.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Wakes is scratched for Sunday. Obie, JoeC speculating that Byrd will be recalled. He was scratched from his start today in P’tucket.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • Added 2 runs for a 3-0 lead, but now 10 LOBs and 4-12 RISP.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Apparently, Sox have acquired Joey Gathright. Assigned to P’tucket.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 9:32 pm
  • Buchholz w/ no outfield outs. Top 8.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • I know toronto sucks, but Bucky is just dealing. 98 pitches thru 8.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Whaddaya think in the 9th? Buchholz till he lets someone on? Maybe depends on if they could tack on…

    Devine August 29, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • I think so, devine.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Bautista leads off w/ single, paps gets up in the pen.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • Buchholz pulled after a single and a lineout. Super-great outing.

    Devine August 29, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Oki. Be there, Darkman.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Lind doubles. tying run at the plate.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Went sour fast. Pap in with the tying run on.

    Devine August 29, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Need the DP.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Vern pops out to VMart. Do not let Millar beat you.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • Glory be, a breaking ball strike from Papelbon. Still need two strikes/an out.
    Make it 1 strike.

    Devine August 29, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • 5 pitches, 2 outs and a save for Paps.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Nice job, Pap! Series victory.

    Devine August 29, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Another series win.
    NY, Tex, Ray all win.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Adios, Devine.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Also, thank goodness Buchholz got the win. Deserved.

    Devine August 29, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Nighty night, Bill.

    Devine August 29, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • All your baseballs are belong oh never mind.
    Best geek/nerd reference ever. I heart AG.
    Oh, and woohoo on the win.

    Atheose August 29, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • 33 games to play.
    Against good teams (10 or more above .500):
    LAA (3 games at home)
    NYY (3 games at NYY)
    TB (3 games at home, 3 at TB)
    12 total, 6 at home, 6 on road
    Against okay teams (within 10 of .500):
    CWS (4 at CWS)
    Against crappy teams (10 or more below .500):
    TOR (4 at home…TOR is 11 under .500 currently)
    BAL (2 at home, 3 at BAL)
    KC (4 at KC)
    CLE (4 at home)
    17 total, 10 at home, 7 on road
    16 at home, 17 on road, but at least most of the road games are against okay/bad teams.

    Devine August 30, 2009, 12:02 am
  • Here’s Texas:
    34 to play.
    Good:
    LAA (3 at home, 4 on road)
    TB (3 at home)
    10 total, 6 at home, 4 on road
    Okay:
    MIN (1 on road)
    SEA (3 at home, 3 on road)
    7 total, 3 at home, 4 on road
    Bad:
    TOR (4 at home, including a double-header)
    BAL (3 on road)
    CLE (3 on road)
    OAK (3 at home, 4 on road)
    17 total, 7 at home, 10 on road
    16 at home, 18 on road
    Really pretty even at this point with Boston’s schedule, although getting to play Oakland 7 times probably leans it their way a little.

    Devine August 30, 2009, 3:20 am
  • And Tampa Bay (because I am a sick man who can’t sleep):
    34 to play.
    Good:
    BOS (3 at home, 3 on road)
    NYY (3 at home, 4 on road–including DH)
    TEX (3 on road)
    16 total, 6 at home, 10 on road
    Okay:
    DET (3 at home, 2 on road)
    SEA (2 at home)
    7 total, 5 at home, 2 on road
    Bad:
    BAL (4 at home, 4 on road)
    TOR (3 at home)
    11 total, 7 at home, 4 on road
    18 at home, 16 on road
    The Rays’ slight home/road advantage over BOS and TEX (at this second) seems heavily counterbalanced by the toughness of their opponents.

    Devine August 30, 2009, 3:55 am
  • Some questions and observations:
    1) TB and TEX face each other in TEX the last weekend of September. Who will Sox fans be rooting for? Will it matter at all as the series starts with 10 to play?
    2) Toronto and Baltimore will have a heavy say in the outcome of the wild card race.
    3) Boston will play 20 in a row to end the regular season (23 in 24 days); Texas will play 17 in a row to end their year (also 23 in 24 days). Tampa Bay has just started their toughest stretch of 14 in a row (24 in 25 days); they will play 10 in a row to end the season as they get two of their off-days late in September.
    4) I just wasted a f*ckload of time.

    Devine August 30, 2009, 4:09 am
  • Devine,
    If it helps I appreciate the work, I need not expect to come home drunk with such an awesome

    Clark SF August 30, 2009, 4:43 am
  • update…I can’t even post right, ugh

    Clark SF August 30, 2009, 4:44 am
  • Hey, thanks Clark. Good to know someone out there enjoyed it/got something out of it.

    Devine August 30, 2009, 3:44 pm

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