Get Back On The Horse: Yanks-A’s Gamer

C.C. Sabathia faces rookie Vin Mazzaro, who led his Rutherford New Jersey team to two consecutive state championships. Mr. Mazzaro has put together a couple of impressive outings for wins recently; the Yanks knocked him around at the Stadium in July.

Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .327
J. Damon lf .281
M. Teixeira 1b .285
A. Rodriguez 3b .256
H. Matsui dh .266
J. Posada c .273
R. Cano 2b .318
N. Swisher rf .242
M. Cabrera cf .266
C. Sabathia 3.64
 
Oakland
A. Kennedy 3b .285
R. Davis cf .299
K. Suzuki c .277
S. Hairston lf .272
N. Garciaparra 1b .267
M. Ellis 2b .284
T. Everidge dh .233
R. Sweeney rf .274
C. Pennington ss .298
V. Mazzaro 5.54

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  • We better win this game by AT LEAST 6 runs…AT LEAST!!!
    CC winless in Oakland. We are screwed. Let the losing streak continue. WE SUCK!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • Leadoff single for the Captain!!! LET’S GO YANKEES!!!! CRUSH THESE LOSERS!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • Johnny hits the weak, pathetic grounder for the DP but he beats out the throw to 1st thankfully….1st and 1 out.
    Tex? Hit please?

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Tex is the absolute best player in the baseball…at hitting mile-high, junk pop flys.
    CHOKE-ROD UP BABY!!!! Automatic out. Garbage 1st inning.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Johnny steals 2nd…ball gets into CF, 3rd with 2 outs for CHOKE-ROD…doesn’t matter.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • CHOKE-ROD DRILLED IN THE ELBOW…AGAIN!!!! BLAST SOMEONE IN THE F-CKING HEAD!!! oh wait, they have NO ONE WORTH HITTING!!! AS-HOLES!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • Walks the bases loaded with 2 outs for Hip Hip…he’ll choke.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Just misses a bloop double…NOW he’ll K.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • What a surprise. Bases loaded and no runs, again. We f-cking suck. It was all lucky streak. This team is finished.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Oh, and he K’d by the way…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • K for CC. Ok. I hear you brother…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • So…CC throws behind Suzuki, whoever the hell he is, and guess what? The douche goes yard on the next pitch. 0-1. Game over. Season over. I cannot believe that I believed we were actually good. That was my bad…f-ck them.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Cano K’s…this team is a joke.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Ump calls a ball in the other batters box a strike to get Cano…f-cking bullshit.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Melky gets a 2 out double…woo. hoo. It matters not. We are f-cking garbage.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Thanks for the little piece of Jersey info AG…Rutherford is a very good baseball town. White Sox pitcher Jack Egbert is from Rutherford as well.

    John -YF August 18, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • 3rd baseman boots the Jeter grounder…1-1. NO SHUTOUT!!! Still going to lose…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • Infield single for Johnny…1st and 2nd, 2 outs for Tex. Bring it please?

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Surprise, surprise…Tex pops out!!!! I can’t believe it…he never does that…weird.
    as-hole.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • …and then Tex drops a popper in foul ground. MVP my ass.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • 1-2 Another HR given up by douche douche. At least every single player on the team f-cking sucks equally.
    GAME OVER! LOST A SERIES TO THE PATHETIC A’s!!!
    Oh wait, CHOKE-ROD is up…we’ll be fine. Not. easy out.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • CHOKE-ROD gets a single…wow. I can’t believe it. He actually hit the ball.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • Wild pitch gets CHOKE-ROD to 2nd…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Godzilla gets CHOKE-ROD to 3rd…his tortoise-like speed doesn’t allow him to beat out a throw that I could have beaten out.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Hip Hip hits a ground rule double…2-2.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Cano swings at the first sh-t pitch…weak popper. Doesn’t move Hip Hip over…2nd with 2 outs for Swish.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Hip Hip tries to get to 3rd on a ball in the dirt like A F-CKING IDIOT!!!! Gets gunned at 3rd to end the inning. Wasn’t even close. This team has completely derailed. WTF?????

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • I’m not sure how much more of this I can take…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Sox will be 6 games back tonight, 5 tomorrow and after they sweep us in Fenway, 2 games back…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • CC made it through an inning without allowing a run..CONGRATULATIONS!!!! LET’S THROW A PARTY!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Swish with a single off the first baseman…LET’S GO!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • Melky robbed…1 out.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • Jeter singles again…1st and 2nd with 1 out. COME ON JOHNNY!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • Bases loaded again on the walk…YAWN. 1 out. Tex up. Pop up? DP?

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • GIDP. We are terrible. The real Yankees are back. No chance of winning a f-cking thing. F-ck you losers. What’s that, 4 times with the bases loaded in two games and ZERO F-CKING RUNS!!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd, 1 out off of CC. THIS GAME IS OVER!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • 2 outs. Swish with the throw that holds the runner at 3rd.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • Walks the bases loaded intentionally to get to the lefty…3 run double? Grand slam?

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • got out of it…whew. WE NEED SOME STINKING RUNS!!!! NOW!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • Just stopping in to check on you, Krueg. I am on kid duty tonight so I’m listening on the radio but not posting. Deep breaths, buddy, deep breaths.

    rootbeerfloat August 18, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • CHOKE-ROD walks…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • We can’t do anything right RBF…season going down the f-cking tubes.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • Godzilla flys out to CF…1 out. Awesome.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:34 pm
  • Hip Hip GIDP…F-CKING F-CK!!!! F-CK F-CK F-CK F-CK!!!!
    COME ON YOUR BUNCH OF PATHETIC PIECES OF SH-T!!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Another scoreless inning for CC…he has settled down. A few more K’s.
    Offense is anemic. Again.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:43 pm
  • Guys I have been posting on the RAB game thread but I just wanted to say that CC owned Adam Kennedy in the worst way, and then the SPIN MOVE! to field the bunt.
    Now let’s score some runs.

    doug YF August 18, 2009, 11:45 pm
  • Performance with RISP these past few games has just been abominable. What’s strange is not just the bad results – these things happen – but the horrible approach. Everyone (A-Rod, Teix, Posada, Swisher to name a few) is hacking at the first pitch when these pitchers are on the ropes and either popping straight up or nubbing weak grounders. Incredibly frustrating and totally out of character for this offense.

    IronHorse August 18, 2009, 11:46 pm
  • Swish with a 1 out double…I’d say something hopeful but it wouldn’t matter.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:47 pm
  • It is surprising. It felt like the Yankees could have plated a few runs just by working walks off of Mazzaro.

    doug YF August 18, 2009, 11:48 pm
  • Swish to 3rd on a wild pitch…
    Agreed IH…so frustrating. Like when your girlfriend in high school would only let you go SO far and then she would stop??? That kind of frustrating…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:49 pm
  • How about getting a f-cking hit with the bases loaded for once dougie fresh??? We should have scored AT LEAST 5 or 6 runs in these two games already…

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:49 pm
  • don’t y’all still have the best record in baseball?

    rootbeerfloat August 18, 2009, 11:50 pm
  • Melky drilled on the ass…1st and 3rd. 1 out. DP in play now. F-ck.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • Yes RBF…NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!!! WE SHOULD BE UNDEFEATED!!! ;)

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • This looks like a game between two mediocre little league teams. Seriously, what the hell was that?!? Have you ever seen a guy hit and then tunble over the catcher? Not to mention that the A’s are doing everything they possibly could to hand-deliver this game to the Yanks (who have their ACE pitching) and the Yanks response: “no thanks”.

    IronHorse August 18, 2009, 11:52 pm
  • CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!! RBI SINGLE!!! 3-2!!!
    SCIENCE BE PRAISED!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:53 pm
  • JOHNNY WITH THE RBI DOUBLE!!! 4-2!!! THEY HAVE AWOKEN FROM THEIR SH-T SLUMBER!!!!
    Helped that the blooper bounced away from the LF’er. We’ll take it.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • Jeter with another 3-hit night and then the A’s mis-play ANOTHER ball to give Damon double instead of a single (plus the added rbi). Seriously, Oakland is playing absolutely terrible baseball and it nevertheless feels like the Yankees feel are in the fight of their lives. 4-2 Yanks.

    IronHorse August 18, 2009, 11:55 pm
  • No excuse for not sweeping this sh-t team IH…no excuse.

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:58 pm
  • Walks the bases loaded for….wait for it….AROD!!!! KNOCK THE HELL OUT OF THE BALL AROD!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 18, 2009, 11:58 pm
  • Yet another bases loaded situation with one out and A-Rod up. He took a pitch…and it was a ball…hallelujah.

    IronHorse August 18, 2009, 11:59 pm
  • 3-0 count to ARod…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:00 am
  • Walks in a run…5-2. Godzilla time!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:00 am
  • Walks in a run. If the Yanks had been that patient yesterday and today they would have had at least a few more, as doug points out. I like Hideki here…

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:01 am
  • RBI SINGLE FOR GODZILLA!!!! 6-2!!!! Bases still loaded for Hip Hip…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:04 am
  • Matsui comes through. Now Teix. Bring the pain Yank-bats. Bring…The…Pain…

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:04 am
  • HUGE SAC BY HIP HIP!!!! 7-2!!!! 1st and 3rd, 2 outs for Cano…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:05 am
  • Batted around…nice.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:06 am
  • Don’t know why I typed Teix – it was Jorge, who, though getting the sac-fly, seems genetically programmed to swing at the first pitch no matter what the situation. He did it in every at bat last night and on at least two ABs tonight if not on all three. Anyway, a sac is good.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:07 am
  • Flaherty reminded us that all 5 of Hideki’s grand slams have come with the bases loaded..
    lol, “shit slumber”

    doug YF August 19, 2009, 12:09 am
  • A-Rod has a cannon.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:11 am
  • noticed that too,doug,hehe.
    maybe there’s a way to somehow do it with the bases not loaded?
    The Red sox ALMOST felt nice watching the Yankees struggle on offense until now,right?We are definitely a late game exploders.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 12:12 am
  • CC in enough-messing-around mode. We may go two games in a row without dipping into the bullpen at all. Which would be good given that Chad Gaudin is starting tomorrow.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:13 am
  • CC says enough is enough…1-2-3 6th with a sick snare of a liner at his dome for the 3rd out.
    MORE RUNS!!!! NOW!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:13 am
  • Sabathia range? ;P

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 12:14 am
  • Maybe Gaudin can pull a Tomko and pitch well against his old team??? He can’t be worse than MEE-tre…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:15 am
  • from the little I saw I remember he’s quite more consistent than mitre,krueg? btw,why are you using ghost there,man?

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 12:16 am
  • Everything Jeter touches right now is gold. He is either hitting bullets for hits or hitting it right at fielders who subsequently fall-over to take an error for him.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:19 am
  • Johnny was safe…BS.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:19 am
  • I killed myself last night after they got shutout by Tomko and the Mighty A’s…I am dead now.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:20 am
  • lol

    doug YF August 19, 2009, 12:21 am
  • Yeah,IH, i guess it’s because he’s closer and closer to the HOF,he gives off a glare of sorts to opponents,sometimes to teammates. Huge to have such a SS on both sides of the field.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 12:22 am
  • Great outing by CC…of course, I could pitch 7 innings of 2 run ball against the A’s.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:26 am
  • ah,sounds like you.So you were doing the negative stuff for Tomko and forgot he was on the other team? ;) hehe

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 12:27 am
  • Alright…I’m exhausted from these late games. Going to bed. Talk to you guys tomorrow! GO YANKEES!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 12:32 am
  • see ya ghost.yankees gone!Hope they go further.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 12:34 am
  • so far CC averaged 11.5 pitches per inning. He can pitch 40 some more.Wow.The Ace rolls.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 12:36 am
  • Definitely MF – Jeter’s halo blinds all who fall under his spells…or who have to field a ball off his bat.
    CC can be shaky, but when he gets a lead he becomes uber-aggressive and efficient.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:37 am
  • Maybe Girardi will toss out someone who needs some work in the 9th. Or just stick with the horse. Either way, they got what they needed tonight. Though if this score holds up, they will not have reached kg’s 6-run target differential…

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:41 am
  • Sometimes he pitches great without the lead,like the 15 inning game against Beckett.It was him wasn’t it? It’s good to know we can rely on him.And a game against Seattle I guess,when he rode a 2-0 lead late into the game,if I recall right.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 12:44 am
  • The 15-inning game starter for NY was Burnett.
    We have a 5-run lead and Robertson comes in throwing 8 straight balls to walk two men with no outs. Now Mo is warming. This is absurd.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 12:55 am
  • And follows the walks with 2 K’s and a fly-out. Well done. Let’s see if we can bring the bats tomorrow, head to Fenway with at least this 7-game cushion, and leave some of this anemic offensive stuff on the west coast where it belongs.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 1:01 am
  • He got in his trail again,Robertson knows how to scare us. Yeah,Burnett,I was trying to recall by heart but it’s too late in the night for this.Mind playing tricks on me. But theeeee yankees win!! Thank God we got out of that huge 2 game losing skid!Now on for another streak and a sweep of whoever comes next ;)

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 1:03 am

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