Feelin’ Sweepy: Jays-Yanks Gamer VII

On May 30th, the New York Yankees left Toronto 13.5 out of first, seven games under .500, and in fourth place in the Division after a victory in their third game which broke a five game losing streak.  Fifty days and forty-three games later, the Bombers find themselves a season-best four games over .500, winners of five in a row, and send Chien-Ming Wang to the bump while trying to sweep the Blue Jays.  Wang has been victorious in his last three starts, allowing three runs over 19.1 innings with 13 singles, 3 doubles, and six walks to go along with 12 strikeouts.  Dustin McGowan, who defeated the Yankees May 28th going 7 and 2/3 innings, holding them scoreless until Matsui homered with Jeter on base in the eighth, pitches for Toronto.  It’s a getaway game for the Jays as they head home to face the Mariners whereas the Yankees wait for the SatanFish.  Lineups in the extended; comment away.

Toronto
A. Rios rf .303
M. Stairs lf .281
V. Wells cf .251
T. Glaus 3b .289
F. Thomas dh .257
L. Overbay 1b .269
A. Hill 2b .272
G. Zaun c .234
J. McDonald ss .266
 
NY Yankees
J. Damon dh .236
D. Jeter ss .332
B. Abreu rf .266
A. Rodriguez 3b .309
H. Matsui lf .286
M. Cabrera cf .279
R. Cano 2b .278
A. Phillips 1b .297
W. Nieves c .132
51 comments… add one
  • Here’s hoping Nieves doesn’t sink the offense…..

    YF July 19, 2007, 1:05 pm
  • So Posada gets a full day off. Probably due anyhow.

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:08 pm
  • Wang starts off the game with a 2 pitch out to Rios. Rios actually drove that one pretty deep right-center, especially against Wang.
    An out’s out!

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:11 pm
  • Another fly out, this time by Stairs, to left-center. Not the Wang of old with GB’s thus far, but I’m just being stupid because it’s small sample size..

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:12 pm
  • Wells strikes out on 5 pitches. 10 pitches, 7 strikes for Wang. Here come the Yanks.

    Anonymous July 19, 2007, 1:13 pm
  • Damon starts off with an 8 pitch walk, it’s what he does best, perhaps.

    Anonymous July 19, 2007, 1:19 pm
  • Jeter walks after Damon advances to second on wild pitch. A 6 pitch walk for those of you who’s counting, and now the most patient of them all, Abreu is at the plate..
    Let’s end this game early..

    Anonymous July 19, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • All the anons are me..

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:23 pm
  • Abreu doubles, scoring is Jeets and JD. 2-0 Yanks.
    ARod grounds out on 2 pitches, and Matsui grounds out on the first pitch. Don’t help the pitcher out!

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:26 pm
  • Great start for the home team. Win here today’ll really make ’em squirm up in Beantown tonite!

    YF July 19, 2007, 1:29 pm
  • Yanks strands Abreu at third (he was on second with nobody out) as Melky pops out for the third out.
    24 pitches for McGowan after one, it’s 2-0 Yanks.

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:30 pm
  • Ya, Wang isn’t Igawa, so 2 runs is a big lead. Knock on wood. But would’ve been nice to add at least one more in that inning..

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:33 pm
  • Glaus and Hill both went easy. Too many fly balls if you ask me, but that’s probably the idiot in me talking..

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:36 pm
  • Whoops, apparently I forgot about Thomas. In any case, 1-2-3 they go, and Wang done with 2 innings with 18 pitches, 13 for strikes..

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:37 pm
  • The Yanks also down 1-2-3 after 40 pitches. At least Nieve worked out a 7 pitch at bat..
    After 2, it’s 2-0 Yanks.

    Lar July 19, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • First three innings, first pitch strikes to everyone but Frank Thomas. Only 2 batters saw more than 3 pitches. Let me be the first one to say: WANG IS PITCHING A NO HITTER!
    Hope that bad mojo works.

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • Actually, scratch that–he’s pitching a perfect game!
    *waggles fingers at gameday*

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 2:00 pm
  • VICTORY!
    I swear saying the words “no-hitter” works 100% of the time.

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • Wang returning to his GB-ing forms as Rios and Stairs grounds out. Wells sent one deep, but not deep enough. Still gets a double though.
    And here’s Glaus.

    Lar July 19, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • Ya, because no one’s ever lost a no hitter on the top of the 4th before!

    Lar July 19, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • Glaus not taking advantage of the situation, and grounds out to Cano. After 4 innings, Wang’s at 47 pitches.
    Interestingly, 33 of those pitches are for strikes, and 6 of the balls were the last two batters.
    Let’s go Yanks!

    Lar July 19, 2007, 2:12 pm
  • Hey, I don’t know about you but actually saying the phrase “no hitter” seems to work every time.
    When Schilling was going into the 9th in his game against Oakland I was at Home Depot with my roommate, and my friend called me to ask if I was watching and to tell me what happened. I stayed on the phone through the 9th and the guy I was with asked what was up, so I said “Schilling is in the 9th inning of a no-hitter” and maybe 10 seconds after I said it he gave up the hit.
    So today I’m just trying to make sure Wang doesn’t no-no it up for too long. I’m still taking credit for Wells’ double.

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 2:13 pm
  • Whatever distracts you from the Sox woes! =P

    Lar July 19, 2007, 2:17 pm
  • hahaha i’m not superstitious, but i always mention the away team’s no hitter/perfecto if there’s one in progress…just in case.

    tom yf July 19, 2007, 2:20 pm
  • Hey Lar, I’ll take any satisfaction at this point. Might be a while before I get any from the Sox.

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 2:22 pm
  • Okay, back to work. I hope I come back to a Yankees win!

    Lar July 19, 2007, 2:23 pm
  • Huge test here in the seventh. Wish I could watch it live!

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:01 pm
  • Tie game. Looks like Wang is done. Gamecast is better than nothing I suppose.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • anybody watching? My gameday says tie score on the screen but 3-2 in the banner

    rootbeerfloat July 19, 2007, 3:22 pm
  • Or not. Jays up 3-2 after Zaun singles. Since I’m not watching this live, it’s hard to say, but reading the pitch-by-pitch of that inning it sure does look like the Jays were all over Wang.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • rbf: it’s definitely 3-2. Wang stayed in there to finish the seventh though he gave up three runs.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:25 pm
  • Thanks, AG. So now I have bot 7, 2 out and Nieves has been up for like 15 minutes

    rootbeerfloat July 19, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • Yeah, I’ve given up on gameday. I’m reading ESPN’s pitch-by-pitch play-by-play:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playbyplay?gameId=270719110&full=1

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:37 pm
  • Thanks! I was way behind. I think it’s all of mlb.com since I can’t even load the main page. I thought it was my connection since I’m in a hotel in Singapore but if you’re having problems, it may be the site.

    rootbeerfloat July 19, 2007, 3:43 pm
  • I am curious about Joe’s decision to bring Wang out to start the eighth inning. I wonder what John (Trisk) would have to say about “sleepy” and the way he handled Wang in the seventh and eighth. I realize Wanger was only at something like 85 pitches leaving the seventh, but with the way he got knocked around in that inning, the Jays jumping on all over him, it seemed like his tank must have been on vapors.
    Is the double-header Saturday a good enough reason?

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:43 pm
  • Both gameday and MLB.tv have been really messed up for me lately; my MLB.tv will suddenly stop every 3 minutes no matter what computer I’m on. Anyone else having that problem?
    Bottom of the 9th, ARod Matsui Melky. Fingers crossed.

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 3:45 pm
  • Vizcaino works a 123 top ninth. ARod to lead off for the Yankees’ last three outs.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:45 pm
  • ARod waits until the 9th to finally get a hit? Why the hell has he been so clutch this year?

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • Got back to see the Yanks giving up the lead. Grrrr.
    Wang seemed like he was throwing more balls as the game continued and lost some of his control.
    Ah well, gooooo Yankees!

    Lar July 19, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • Jeremy Accardo on for Toronto. ARod has a single and an IBB in his two IBB’s against Accardo.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • AG – I’d guess that Joe thinks they can get a single run or two back and if they don’t at least he didn’t exhaust the bullpen for Saturday

    rootbeerfloat July 19, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • ARod singles to lead off the Yankee ninth.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • Though if he had gotten a base hit with Abreu at second, we would’ve gotten another run. Ah well.

    Lar July 19, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • Well, Matsui pops out wasn’t quite what we need..

    Lar July 19, 2007, 3:49 pm
  • Godzilla pops to short. One away to Melk.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:52 pm
  • Melky with a “productive” out. ARod to second with one more out.. Cano at the plate.
    Wow, this sucks. We had the game and let it get away from us. Though we also didn’t pile it on..

    Lar July 19, 2007, 3:52 pm
  • Arod on 2nd, 2 outs. If he gets driven in here I think I just might kill myself. Three straight come-from-behind wins for the Yankees would definitely drive me to suicide.

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 3:52 pm
  • Help me Robi Wan Canobi… you’re my only oh never mind.
    Robi Wan Canobi; heh. I like that.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:54 pm
  • Bah. Really should’ve won this one.

    Lar July 19, 2007, 3:55 pm
  • “In play – out(s)” has never looked so good.

    Atheose - SF July 19, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • Ball game, Jays 3, Yanks 2. Oh well. Three outta four ain’t bad. I’m going to have to watch the seventh when I get home today.

    attackgerbil July 19, 2007, 3:57 pm

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