Feewing Sweepy: O’s-Yanks Gamer

The O’s have a flight to catch, so it’s early baseball this Wednesday as rookie Jason Berken faces A.J. Burnett. Comment away.

Baltimore
B. Roberts 2b .284
A. Jones cf .300
N. Markakis rf .296
A. Huff 1b .257
T. Wigginton 3b .261
L. Scott dh .289
G. Zaun c .253
F. Pie lf .234
R. Andino ss .228
J. Berken 6.44
 
NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .319
J. Damon lf .278
M. Teixeira 1b .277
A. Rodriguez 3b .252
H. Matsui dh .264
J. Posada c .277
R. Cano 2b .308
N. Swisher rf .233
B. Gardner cf .277
A.J. Burnett 3.81

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  • My boss is in today from Minny so I’m not going to be able to bring my normal thoroughness to this gamer…bummer.
    2 outs for AJ in the first with a K, Markakis on 1st…
    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:13 pm
  • Quick 1st for AJ…sweet.
    He could be the difference this season for us. If he can pitch like he is capable, we should be in really good shape in the 2nd half of the season.
    LET’S GO AJ!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:13 pm
  • Hopefully we light up this nobody pitcher…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:14 pm
  • Leadoff double for Captain Clutch!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:16 pm
  • Blooper for Tex…1st and 3rd for AROD!!! BRING IT!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:18 pm
  • RBI SINGLE FOR AROD!!!! 1-0!!!!
    He is just killing it…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:19 pm
  • Whoops, missed this thread. But ya, go ARod. Matsui batting 5th today.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:20 pm
  • Berken is 1-7, 6.57 ERA. So pretty much the pressure is on the Yanks to end the game before it started..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:21 pm
  • Matsui into a fielder’s choice. Worked the count though. Posada will try to bring Teixiera in from 3rd, but now with two outs.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:22 pm
  • Matsui weak grounder…1st and 3rd with 2 outs. Come on Hip Hip, time to get it going!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:22 pm
  • You do the play-by-play Lar, my boss is at lunch but when he gets back I’ll be out most of the time…
    I’ll do the color for you!!! :)

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:23 pm
  • Cano is not the guy we want up with the bases loaded and 2 outs…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:25 pm
  • Posada walks. Bases loaded, two outs for Cano, who has not been clutch lately, but did hit a HR yesterday..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:25 pm
  • Cano wastes no time fouling off two pitches..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:26 pm
  • (Best Color Commentary voice)
    Well Lar, it’s really about time for Robinson Cano to step up in a big situation at some point. It would really build his confidence for the 2nd half of the season…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:28 pm
  • Cano literally swinging at every pitch, but comes through, kind of, with an infield single. 2-0 Yanks.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:28 pm
  • NICE!!! 2-0!!! Wish I could have seen the play though…
    Flusher walking is the only thing we can hope for other than an out.

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:29 pm
  • Swisher coming up.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:29 pm
  • 4-0!!!! This is great…WISH I COULD SEE IT!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:31 pm
  • Well, as it stands, the Yanks have 75% chance of winning this one.
    That’s right before Swisher dumps a single to center for two more runs. First and third, two outs, here’s Gardner as the Yanks batted around.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:31 pm
  • Boss is back…it’s all you Lar. I’ll check in and see how you are doing when I can!
    GO YANKEES!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 1:31 pm
  • Berken, clearly with much less respect for Gardner, throws two strikes right down the middle, before getting Gardner to fly out. Three away, but the Yanks stakes AJ to a 4-0 lead.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:32 pm
  • Go Yanks indeed!
    Fangraphs gives Yanks now 84% chance of winning.
    Let’s go AJ, clean this out.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:34 pm
  • Luke Scott with a one out single. AJ looking pretty good so far – 13 pitches, 11 for strikes.
    Well, grooved a fastball to Zaun, and somehow worked himself into trouble, as two men are on, with one out.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:36 pm
  • Hold the fort, AJ! You don’t have to dominate, but don’t suck either..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:39 pm
  • Pie grounds into a FC, so with two outs, the #9 batter is up with men on corners.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:40 pm
  • AJ had to work a bit that inning, but does get out of it after 24 pitches in 2.
    1.5 innings gone, still 4-0 Yanks.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:43 pm
  • Stepped away for a sec, seems like AJ insists on making this hard as men on first and third nobody out.
    Markakis flies out, and an alert Jones tags up to go to second. Second and third, one out and Huff the cleanup guy is up.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:57 pm
  • Huff strikes out and Wigginton with an opportunity to do some damage, now with two outs.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 1:59 pm
  • Wigginton swung at a high ball 4, a 97 heater. AJ worked out of that one again, 43 pitches through 3.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 2:04 pm
  • Great job by AJ…that was close!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 2:04 pm
  • Out for lunch, but not before Posada smashed one to pad the lead just a little bit. 12th HR of the year for Posada and the score is 5-0.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 2:09 pm
  • HIP HIP…HR!!!!! 5-0!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 2:09 pm
  • I’m failing as the play by play guy.. haha.. too much work at work! ;)

    Lar July 22, 2009, 2:09 pm
  • I hear you Lar…I usually can just sit on here for day gamers but the boss is in town and lurking!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 2:11 pm
  • Even you NYY fans have to agree that this game is rigged.
    The O’s fail to score on Jesus’ arm, and then Swisher resurrects himself.
    Next inning, they get another homer on 4 very short ABs total.
    I say the game is past posted, and I expect to hear Ray Walston tell me to “place my money on Lucky Dan” any second now……:<)

    dabize July 22, 2009, 2:13 pm
  • Not rigged biz, just playing a sh-t team…plus we are starting to get the breaks now, as opposed to earlier in the season! (see the 8 games against the Sox)

    krueg July 22, 2009, 2:15 pm
  • OK, I can see that when you play the O’s you should get some breaks (hear that Smoltzie?).
    But still……

    dabize July 22, 2009, 2:18 pm
  • Good God, there’s a game on! Woo-hoo, i love afternoon baseball, especially when i get to the game in the 4th and they’re up five runs!

    Rob July 22, 2009, 2:25 pm
  • I hear you Rob…
    I usually just take half days and head home to watch the day games but my boss has really screwed that up for me today…oh well, I taped the game so I’ll watch the good innings when I get home…
    Of course, he wants to go out for some beers after work so I may never get home!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 2:28 pm
  • Convince him to go out for beers right now. Call it a working late lunch then watch the game to 5pm.

    Rob July 22, 2009, 2:33 pm
  • AJ is getting himself in and out of trouble, but still pitching a (knock on wood) scoreless game.
    Hopefully he’ll save the bullpen a little bit. Hell, maybe Bruney and/or the rookies will even get to pitch..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 2:49 pm
  • I wish bro…I need him to think I am busy all the time being that he is not physically here, you know?
    I’m going to look VERY busy the next two days…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 2:50 pm
  • Berken is still in there. I guess he’s taking one for the team.
    Actually, he only has 75 pitches, and that includes the few to Matsui, so the Yanks are hitting him hard, but earlier in the count.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 2:53 pm
  • He has really settled down…the 5 runs aside of course. I really need to see a game where we score 15 runs…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 2:54 pm
  • Apparently Matsui and Posada heard me – 13 pitches in two outs, but here’s the free-swinging cano.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 2:57 pm
  • This game seems to have ground to a halt…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:01 pm
  • They finally broke through AJ, who with his 100th pitch, got Markakis on a sac fly. Two outs with runner on third.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:08 pm
  • Huff strikes out on a wild pitch, but goes to first. Adam Jones scores to make this a 5-2 game.
    Wigginton does end the inning on the next pitch though. Still, an unnecessary run..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:11 pm
  • A shutout would have been sweet…WE NEED MORE RUNS!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:19 pm
  • Tex is due for a bomb…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:19 pm
  • Well, Gardner at second with no outs. Though DJ just struck out, they still have two more chances to bring in an insurance run.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:19 pm
  • JD with a single, BG to 3rd. Teixeira with a chance to drive in another with one out.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:20 pm
  • F-cking DP…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:21 pm
  • Teixeira hits it hard, but lines into a double play. Kind of similar to the play Teixeira made yesterday. That blows.
    End of 7, 5-2 Yanks.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:22 pm
  • Hughes comes in to pitch the 8th.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:23 pm
  • It is literally insane how good Hughes has been in the bullpen…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:26 pm
  • Don’t jinx it!

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:28 pm
  • Zaun with an 8 pitch single. Made Hughes work for that one..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:29 pm
  • He is too good to be jinxed…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:30 pm
  • O’s hit into the DP…let’s score some more runs so Mo can take the day off!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:32 pm
  • Pie double plays and one more inning to go!

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:32 pm
  • ARod singles then steals 2nd…beautiful.

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:37 pm
  • Again, man on second, nobody out. Matsui struck out though, but here’s Posada.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:38 pm
  • Posada comes through. A double scores ARod and gives the Yanks a 4 run lead.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:39 pm
  • NICE!!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:40 pm
  • Cano strikes out, but Swisher can add yet another one..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:42 pm
  • They disrespected you Gardner…make them pay!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:43 pm
  • But Swisher is getting intentionally walked to face Gardner. Questionable move.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:43 pm
  • Gardner with an infield single. Nobody scores, but here’s Jeter with the bases loaded, two outs.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:45 pm
  • Gardner is fast…
    Time for Captain Clutch to put the nail in the coffin!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:45 pm
  • weak.

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:47 pm
  • Jeter strikes out on an pitch on the inside of the plate – that’s where they’ve been pitching him all series.
    6-2 Yanks, top of the 9th, last chance for the O’s.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:47 pm
  • Bruney comes in for Hughes. This might give him back some confidence..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:49 pm
  • #9 batter strikes out and here’s Roberts.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:51 pm
  • Roberts strike out, two outs.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:52 pm
  • Adam Jones homers on the first pitch to make this a save situation.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:53 pm
  • I f-cking hate Bruney…

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:53 pm
  • Jones and Markakis goes back to back. I know you don’t want to, but let’s go Mo.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:54 pm
  • 6-4 game, 2 outs.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:54 pm
  • JESUS F-CKING CHRIST!!!! I WANT TO SEE BRUNEY UNDER A SUBWAY TRAIN!!! I kid, I kid…not.

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:55 pm
  • There you go. Perhaps padding the stats a little bit, but if you watched Bruney you might’ve suggested it was necessary.
    Bruney looked good too. But perhaps not..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:56 pm
  • All those insurance would’ve helped..

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:56 pm
  • I can’t wait to get back home tonight and listen to the crowd boo Bruney’s sorry-ass off of the mound!!! Don’t trip and break your leg Brian you f-cking loser!!!

    krueg July 22, 2009, 3:58 pm
  • Two strikeouts and then two homers? Talk about feast or famine, Bruney.

    Atheose July 22, 2009, 3:59 pm
  • Huff strikes out. Mo with the save. Thanks Bruney.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 3:59 pm
  • And Mo has to come in and bail him out…what a douche. Cut his ass.
    Yankees win again though! 1.5 game lead…Can the Rangers pull off the sweep and give us another game???

    krueg July 22, 2009, 4:03 pm
  • Twenty games over .500 with a week to go in July.

    attackgerbil July 22, 2009, 4:04 pm
  • Twenty games over .500 with a week to go in July.
    That’s remarkable in this division and with their early injuries. Girardi deserves a ton of credit – he had a horrid roster and they kept chugging.

    Rob July 22, 2009, 5:25 pm
  • Girardi did not have a horrid roster by any means of the imagination. In fact, he had a fantastic roster. Yes, he’s managed the injuries very well, and kept all his players including bullpen rested, but let’s not get carried away and try and say Girardi made gold out of poop.

    AndrewYF July 22, 2009, 6:40 pm
  • Starting Molina/Cervelli + Ransom/Pena + Melky AND Gardner in the same games isn’t horrid? News to me.
    I’d say he made a shit sandwich somewhat edible.

    Rob July 22, 2009, 6:46 pm
  • What was that, for like 2 or 3 games? And didn’t the Yankees go like 13-15 over that stretch?
    Don’t get me wrong Girardi’s done a great job so far this season. No reliever has been overworked, and everyone has stayed healthy since the first two months of injuries. Whether that’s due to good fortune or not I don’t know, but I do know he’s doing a fine job of rotating in and out the veterans, and playing matchups even now with Hinske and Swisher. I would like to see Hinske play more often, the dude murders RHP.

    AndrewYF July 22, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Yanks up 2 games. I know I’m being whatever, but it has been at least two years..
    Go Yanks!
    Also, news of Lugo for Chris Duncan. Interesting.

    Lar July 22, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • Still in LA, where baseball talk is all about Manny’s GS today and the Dodgers’ ridiculous record. Couple comments after listening to local radio: Vin Scully’s voice = baseball. I love it. Also, I realize that I largely forgot Torre’s even-keel press conferences where he seems to be saying more than he really is because he says it pensively and seems to really mean it, even if what he says is as devoid of substance as a Girardi testy snip at a reporter. Man, Manny can do no wrong out here. I know how much many SFs wish nothing to do with the guy but they certainly could use that bat right now.
    Keep building Yanks…

    IronHorse July 23, 2009, 3:37 am

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