Fastball Weather: Yanks-O’s Gamer II

Last night was fair weather, foul result. Today we’ve got foul weather….and let’s hope. The Bombers look to bounce back from last night’s frustrating loss. Shawn Chacon, who has struggled mightily in the early going, takes the mound against the potentially dominant fireballer Daniel Cabrera. With the frosty temperatures, chopping at his heater with wood doesn’t sound like much fun. (Jorge might want to try gloves.) The young right-hander has shown flashes of brilliance (his last start against the Angels), bizarre mediocrity (10 k’s and 9 walks against the Devil Rays the start before), and plain awfulness (his debacle against the Sox). In the interests of fair play (this is YFvSF, afterall) we’ll take the version of Cabrera the Red Sox faced. Anyway, we hope they can get this one in between the rain drops, and that Mr. Chacon is in full mettle. C’mon Yanks! Turn this this ship around!

Discuss the game here.

52 comments… add one
  • Good start. 4F.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:12 pm
  • Looks like Chacon’s getting the low strike. Could be a sign of good things….
    5-3. 2 down.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:14 pm
  • Just saw the 3-2 pitch to Matsui for the first time. Ball 4, without a question. Was he calling that a strike all night, though?

    SF April 22, 2006, 1:15 pm
  • Nice range, Derek.

    SF April 22, 2006, 1:18 pm
  • Jay Gibbons is not a pretty face. Wow.

    rk April 22, 2006, 1:18 pm
  • Mora walk. Tejada single on the grounder. Let’s end this before it gets any further.
    (Problem: Looks like Chacon might be having some trouble controlling that curve.)

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • And the pop out to Cano. No damage.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • SF: no. that was just a damn blown call. Period. The second disastrous one of the night. (The first allowed 2 runs to score.)

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:21 pm
  • Man. Bad aim. Derek crushed that one.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:25 pm
  • Sheff v. Cabrera. this should be good

    NickYF April 22, 2006, 1:26 pm
  • Sheff up the gut.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:27 pm
  • This is the first time I’ve watched the Yanks this year (via Comcast Sportsnet). Have to say, strange to see Jeter hit second.
    And Bernie looks nervous in right.

    rk April 22, 2006, 1:27 pm
  • A-Rod. Pff.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:28 pm
  • Ha. They just ran through A-rod’s ineffectiveness from last night’s game, and then he ends the first inning quickly right after the montage. Gotta love those cheeky Orioles (I’m guessing the YES network didn’t run any such montage).

    rk April 22, 2006, 1:29 pm
  • Away board: Bos 0, Tor 4 (2nd). Halladay pitching for the Jays.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Patterson Ks on ball 4. Glad I’m not an O’s fan.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:35 pm
  • Patterson reminds me that I’m glad I’m not a Cubs fan. Jeez! Poor fans!

    NickYF April 22, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • Wow, look at how confident Jeter was with that put-out. Just radiates from him.

    rk April 22, 2006, 1:38 pm
  • Giambi walk. Saw that coming….

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • Is Cabrera around the strike zone today?

    NickYF April 22, 2006, 1:42 pm
  • Bernie Ks.
    Away board: Bos 0, Tor 5 (b2).

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:45 pm
  • Around it. In it. Out of it. Looks hard to get comfortable in the box with him on the mound.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • Saw that Roberts just walked. He’s a guy it’s hard for me not to like. Just the fact that he’s playing right now is pretty miraculous considering that injury.

    NickYF April 22, 2006, 1:51 pm
  • Playing with fire here. Tejada grounded a single through the left side in the first.

    YF April 22, 2006, 1:53 pm
  • My gamechannel might be broken but it says that Cano just walked. Wha!

    NickYF April 22, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • the stinnet sac striked me as extremely dumb. Cabrera walked Cano! He’s lost control. Let him walk everyone.

    NickYF April 22, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • Cano walks. Praise the lawd. And Jeets with the rbi!!! 1-0.
    Away board: Bos 1, Tor 5 (b4).

    YF April 22, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • good inning for Chacon. This is reminiscent of a typical Chacon start in 2005.

    NickYF April 22, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • 2 on, now. 0 out. this is the time for a rally, put this thing away early.

    YF April 22, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • Bernie with the Sac. We’ll take it. Almost feel bad for the O’s here. Yanks took it on the chin because of a mental error in the field last week in Minnesota (Matsui!).

    YF April 22, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • Away board: Bos 1, Tor 8 (b4).
    Yanks with a good shot to make up a game here if they don’t screw it up.

    YF April 22, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • Here’s a question unrelated to either game:
    How do they decide to put the home dugout on the first or third baseline? I was at RFK last night, and saw the Nats were on the third base side, and a friend of mine told me the Cubs were there too in Wrigley, and the Indians at Jacobs. But we all know the Yanks and Red Sox are on the first baseline at their home parks. (At least, I’m positive about the Sox because I’ve sat in it myself, and I’m looking right now at Brian Roberts on first and I can see Joe Torre behind him.) The Os are on the first baseline in Camden, too.
    Does anyone know why they’re different in different parks? I would think there’d be a tradition everyone stuck to, or they keep it the same for confusion’s sake.

    rk April 22, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • good question, and I have no answer

    NickYF April 22, 2006, 2:40 pm
  • I thought I heard that the home dugout usually was chosen based on which offered better visibility based on path of the sun and which offered better shelter from the elements based on which way the wind usually would blow, but don’t have any recollecton where I heard that.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • Googling like mad trying to get an answer to rk’s question because I really want to know.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • rk, It’s the home team’s choice. Most teams (with a few exceptions) want their players to cross home plate and run straight into the dugout (on the first base side) after scoring, instead off having to take a hard right and reverse course to go into the third base dugout. Not a big deal, but I believe that’s the reasoning I heard on this subject being discussed once.

    whatever April 22, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • Nice double by Matsui. Yanks up 4-1.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • YF – emailed you regarding the calendar script.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • Crosby on third running for Giambi, Matsui on second; Bernie grounds to short, runners hold.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • Injury report said that Small may pitch in a game next week in Columbus.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:15 pm
  • WE, your explanation makes a lot of sense.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • Tejada made a great stop but really didn’t have a play; probably saved a second run. Damon gets a base hit and an RBI;. Yanks 5-1.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • attack,
    Yeah, well, I’m sure there’s other factors that come into play at times also, depending on the stadium, etc.

    whatever April 22, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Bases loaded walk to Jeter. Yanks 6-1, Sheff up.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • Sheffield flies out to left center to end the inning.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:29 pm
  • Raining harder now. They might end this.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Just read that AJ Burnett went on 15 day DL; NY won’t see him next Friday/Saturday.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • Is A-rod churning butter with his bat, or just drying it off? He’s thrusting it between is legs and it looks terrible. Ick.

    rk April 22, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • Farnsworth strikes Cabrera out on a slider after throwing a 99mph fastball.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • Villone makes a nice stop on a comebacker for out one. Groundout to Cano for out 2. Roberts up.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • Villone strikes Roberts out on a 2-2 pitch to end the game.
    Baltimore 1 run, 6 hits, 0 errors
    New York 8 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors
    Chacon’s performance was very solid. 7ip, 4 h, 1 r, 3 bb, 3k. Much better than his last 4 appearances.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2006, 4:17 pm
  • Thank you, New York Yankees, for keeping Boston in first place.

    Hudson April 22, 2006, 8:42 pm

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