Go West, Young Man: Yanks-Halos Gamer

Phil Hughes returns to his home territory tonight, and he takes on another rook, the Angels’ Dustin Moseley. This is a quicky. Yanks need a win to keep pace with the Sox and Ms. Game starts in moments. Tune in and turn on.

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  • Yankee Lineup:
    Damon DH
    Jeter SS
    Abreu RF
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui LF
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Phillips 1B
    Cabrera CF

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Damon pops out to GA on pitch 2. Not your ideal start.
    Betamit and Giambi riding pine, tonite with Johnny DHing

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • Jeter with a 2b into the lf gap. Here we go!
    Shout out to the Gerb, who’s having technical problems tonite. We miss you Gerb! See how lame your gamer post is when he’s not about?

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Is Damon moonlighting in Halos’ LF? That should never have been a double for Jeter. Nevertheless, gift horse, etc etc…

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Abreu tags a 2-1 foul into the stands, then looks at strike 3 on the inside corner. Great pitch from the kid.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Vlad traps a wicked liner by Alex. Shoulda been a catch. He almost guns down Alex at first, but DJ scores. 1-0. Scioscia is arguing about something, but he’s got no beef.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • That was not a great play by Vladdy.

    AndrewYF August 20, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • What a bizarre inning for the Angels defensively…

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • It was not. Some lackadaisical outfield play here from the Halos has cost their young pitcher a run.
    Cabrera does, tho, make a running stab on the soft liner from Matsui. 1-0 after .5.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Twinkies trying to rally, now down 9-4. Too little, too late. Le sigh.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Hughes with a first pitch fastball down the middle to lead off, then he flies to center.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Cano boots an easy grounder. Cabrera on first.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • Figgins out on 2 pitches. Good.
    Fuck, what are you doing Robbie? OCab is on an E-4.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • Hughes bails out Cano with a DP. Sweeeet.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • And Guerrero hits into the quick 6-4-3.
    Hughes with a low-pitch first. That had been one of his issues, but he looked good there.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • That was what, a 6-pitch inning for Phil? Hopefully he can continue to be as economical…all 6 for strikes, too. Nice.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • Man, is Vladdy slooooooow…almost Big Hurt-slow. Sheesh.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • Jorge swats one to center. GA nabs it with a little skip-jump. What’s up with these weirdo Angels?

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • I feel a little queasy saying this after Boston’s seemingly endless 4-game series with the Angels this weekend, but, uh… Let’s go, Angels?

    Hudson August 20, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Flash on Robi: “His mental lapses lately really jump out at you.” Ouch.
    Robi grounds out to first, AP follows with a single.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Mekster an out.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • I’m impressed with the YES booth actually getting on Cano. Don’t often hear announcers criticize their own team.
    Bah, Melky with a lazy fly to GMJ. Suboptimal.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • The C&C boys seem to have really cooled off lately, haven’t they…

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • GA grounds to Cano, who makes a nice play to his left. Same ball he booted. Another quick out.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • ANOTHER one right up the middle, Cano can’t get it, and then GMJ hustles it to 2nd.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Argh, WTF was that?!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • Now Hughes drops 3-0 to Kotchman.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • Me no likey. C’mon C&C…

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • 5 pitch walk. Okay.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • I’m guessing the ESPN gun is juiced, because the Angels broadcast is showing his fastball 92/93.

    AndrewYF August 20, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • Now Hughes has lost the plate.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • What? Pitch right down the middle is a ball. Then another inside. And ANOTHER inside. 3-0 to Kotchman..

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • Just got in, and seems like he’s not getting the calls either. But what the hey..

    Lar August 20, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • 3-0 heater, strike 1, but follows with a fastball high, ball four.
    loaded.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • *&(*^(*)!!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • FUCK.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • Hughes deserved that one, walking the bases loaded…

    Lar August 20, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • Mathis 2b clears the bases. Hanging curve right down the middle.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • Now he gets a call.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • Did I mention just how much I hate the effing Angels?

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • The first pitch to Kotchman was a strike. That set everything tumbling. But really Hughes should have been able to get out of it. Looking like just a 2 pitch pitcher here, with not great control, and no pitch really kicking.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • I’m beginning to wonder if they did rush Hughes up? He’s not looking good at all…

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • K on 3-2. Looked like ball 4 hi.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Strikes out Willts on 7 pitches..

    Lar August 20, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Rush him to the majors, that is, not after the injury.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Control’s going to be the same in the minors and the majors though.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • How did they rush him? He was dominating AAA. Gotta learn to pitch in the majors sometime.
    There’s the changeup! 3 pitches!
    Grounder to Cano ends it.
    Bad fielding. Bad umping. Bad pitching. Put ‘em together and whattaya got? A 3-1 deficit.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • He does get out of it. 2 innings, still only 30 pitches, considering.
    I don’t know who Mosley is, but he has a 4.8 ERA right now. Let’s get it going!

    Lar August 20, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • Well, it’s not so much control in and of itself. It just seems that he gets in trouble when he has to pitch from the stretch. Is that something that could be improved upon in AAA? I don’t know. Just throwing it out there.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • damon out.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:50 pm
  • WTF is up with the strike zone? It’s all over the place.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 10:50 pm
  • Mosley is throwing strikes though. Damon missed one and pops it sky high.
    Jeter lines one the other way, but right at Vlad.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • Jeter rips one to Vlad. Who doesn’t botch this one.
    Flash and Kay don’t think the Yanks “need more power,” ergo it’s fine to play Damon and leave Giambi on the bench. Because they need more guys getting on base. Nevermind that Giambi gets on more often. And nevermind the logic of not needing “more” power.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • YM, if it becomes a consistent (FJM) problem, I’m guessing the Yankee brass would make him throw all his ST innings from the stretch in ’08. Just spitballing on that one though.

    QuoSF August 20, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • Pfft. Side retired in order.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 10:54 pm
  • god michael kay gets on my nerves. what wouldn’t we all pay to get Kitty back and kick him to the curb.
    Fly to center for Abreu.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • Perhaps, Quo. Though wouldn’t it be a better idea to make him pitch from the stretch in his side sessions between starts?

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • ktrm – hehe, actually this is my first Hughes game on TV. I happened to keep going _to_ Hughes games at the stadium, so I haven’t really being able to see him in detail.
    So maybe for me, it’s still the honeymoon period though. He is throwing a lot of pitches though, and I was under the assumption that he has great control. Not sure what to make of this.
    But remember, he’s a 4/5 starter right now, and really, for a 4/5, I would say a 4.5 ERA type of season would be good enough for me. He’s at 5.08 right now, but a good game or two and he’ll be down.
    What alternatives would we have?

    Lar August 20, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • Oh, I agree totally, Lar. It’s just that for a kid who was so hyped up, you sort of expect more. It’s absolutely unfair and silly, but there you have it.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • 1 rotten inning here, let’s not be so quick to demote hughes.
    a 21-year old playing on the coast, in front of his friends and family for the first time (he’s got half a section of friends out there). let’s give him a few breaks .
    2 quick outs here in the 3rd and he’s right back on track.

    YF August 20, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • Anderson, always dangerous, pulls a double down the line.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • 2-out double for ga into the corner, but gmj is an easy 6-3 out on a chopper. Okay. Kid looking solid again.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:00 pm
  • I know, I know, YF ;-) I love watching the kid, don’t get me wrong. I just want him to do better because he’s capable! Anyhow, I’d much rather watch Hughes learn on the fly than suffer through Kei Igawa (ugh) or similar.
    And there we go, a nice quick inning despite a 2-out double by GA.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:01 pm
  • Love the new handle, YM.

    Paul SF August 20, 2007, 11:01 pm
  • Ya, I mean, obviously I would rather have him at 3.5 ERA, 15-5.. etc… but he’s 21 and etc etc (you can probably google up the standard template argument..)
    Works around a double to the middle of the lineup. 40 pitches after 3.
    Let’s go Yanks, at least make Mosley work!
    It feels like the Yanks (at least in the last inning when I got in) are getting good swings, but just missing a little something something. Let’s turn that around!

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:02 pm
  • YM, I would think that the Yankees wouldn’t want to mess with his game prep and all that in the middle of a season and a run for a playoff spot. Better to work on that at the beginning of a fresh season.

    QuoSF August 20, 2007, 11:02 pm
  • Oh ya, Mosley at 45 pitches after 3. So the Yanks are definitely working him, results or not.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:02 pm
  • Crap. Alex a hard grounder to short.
    But then Matsui rips one off the wall for a trip!!!!

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • Matsui hits a triple, missing a HR by maybe 3 feet. Wow.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • Haha, I rather like the new handle too. Might just keep it for a while.
    ARod getting a good look at his future home park ;-)

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • Jorge grounder to first and we’re back within 1.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • Posada getting a ground out RBI. That’s what we need.
    Which wouldn’t have been possible if Matsui even admired the ball for a second he would’ve been on second and might or might not have scored.
    Cano hits one down the line but called foul. They’re discussing it right now since a fan kind of reached over and grabbed it.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:07 pm
  • Matsui triple. There’s something you don’t see everyday! And Jorge drives him in. Nice.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:08 pm
  • WHOA! Cano hits one into the lf corner, a fan reaches out and grabs it. Ruled foul. Would it have hit the line? Hard to know. They have a conference and it stays foul. Video is inconclusive.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:08 pm
  • Would’ve been a very closed call either way though.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:08 pm
  • Cano strikes out, but do get a run back.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:09 pm
  • Mosley with 54 pitches through 4.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:09 pm
  • Cano not having one for the ages. Ks on a ball in the dirt, and is gunned down at first to end the inning. Back to Hughes.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:09 pm
  • Would’ve been a foul ball anyway, I think. Good job by the umps to confer, at least.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:11 pm
  • It was so much more enjoyable when Kay, Leiter and Flash were in the booth. Kay is very good at asking questions and then letting them take over the conversation. But tonight he’s really irritating.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:14 pm
  • 1-2-3! Mathis ks on hi cheese to end the 5th! I think he can stay in the majors!!!!

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:15 pm
  • Halos go in order in the 4th. Seems like Phil has settled in a little bit and his pitch count is pretty good, considering the 2nd inning meltdown…Now let’s score some runs!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:17 pm
  • Consider me sold, YF ;-)

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:17 pm
  • Andy “please don’t bench me” Phillips dunks a leadoff single to right.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:18 pm
  • Melky, stop bunting!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:20 pm
  • Perhaps this isn’t a fluke, because Phillips was a pretty hot prospect in the minors but struggled in the transition.

    J August 20, 2007, 11:21 pm
  • The way they’re paying attention to AP at first, you’d think he’s Rickey Henderson.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:22 pm
  • AP at first. Getting to be a regular thing.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:22 pm
  • WTF WAS THAT!

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:22 pm
  • That’s just Torre *MANAGING*!

    AndrewYF August 20, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • Damon blooper to left. Well, it coulda been a rally….

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:24 pm
  • ARGH!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:24 pm
  • Nice done, Joe, running them out of a potentially big inning.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:25 pm
  • How ridiculous are the Angels’ fans? A good tight game and all they can do is throw beach balls on the field?

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:26 pm
  • Jeter Ks. Mosely looking solid, but he’s gonna see the heart in the 6th. Back to Hughes.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:27 pm
  • Jeter strikes out. Jeter-meter dips slightly.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:28 pm
  • Rings him up on a ball. Heh.

    AndrewYF August 20, 2007, 11:31 pm
  • Hughes getting a bit loose in the zone again w/ Figgins.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:33 pm
  • Anyone else, annoyed by Rick Sutcliffe?

    Blah August 20, 2007, 11:33 pm
  • Curveball nowhere close puts him on.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:33 pm
  • Is Willits one of the “gritty, gutty” breed a la David Eckstein?

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:34 pm
  • But Jorge tosses him out stealing on a swinging strike. Scioscia whining but he was o-u-t. Fuck off Mike.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:34 pm
  • Haha, Figgins nailed trying to steal second.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:35 pm
  • Not a strike. My bad. And now 3-0 to Cabrera.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:35 pm
  • Now 3-1 on OCab…

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:36 pm
  • Now 3-1 on OCab…

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:38 pm
  • Another walk on the hi inside fastball, way out of the zone. Danger with Vlad up.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:38 pm
  • Big swing but it’s just a deep fly to center. Kid gets out of it, but he’s not in control.
    Time to bring home some bacon.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:38 pm
  • Phewww….Phughes is still fighting his way out of trouble.

    J August 20, 2007, 11:40 pm
  • Borat time! Chris Bootcheck in for the Angels. Bing bong, bing bong bing.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:42 pm
  • Walks Cabrera but gets Vladdy swinging at the first pitch to get out of trouble. Phew.
    Kay is talking about the low pitch count, but the Angels have really helped him out by swinging at the first or second pitch all the time. Also, he seems to be pitching to contact a lot more tonight (only 3 Ks).

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:42 pm
  • Abreu slams one up the middle for a single. Alex up with the tie run on….

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:43 pm
  • OK, Bobby is on with a single to lead it off. Now please for the love of god, don’t run yourselves out of the inning again!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:43 pm
  • agreed, ym.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:44 pm
  • WOOOT! ARod with a 2 run jack!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:44 pm
  • ARod gives the Yanks the lead!

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:44 pm
  • AROD AROD AROD

    J August 20, 2007, 11:44 pm
  • I’m doing the couch thing today, so ya.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:45 pm
  • GONE!!!!!!!!! 40 for Alex. Yanks up 4-3.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:45 pm
  • How funny was Kay’s comment about ARod not hitting for much power lately right before that tater?

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:45 pm
  • YM – agree with you to a certain degree, but they still got 4 walks, so ya, they’re at least vaguely selectively at times!

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:45 pm
  • When I saw A-Rod running casually with his head down and people cheering, I thought he had hit into a doubleplay. Then I saw he hit a homerun, but I wasn’t elated because I had already committed my emotions to dealing with the doubleplay.
    But, yay Alex!

    AndrewYF August 20, 2007, 11:46 pm
  • Maybe Boras should show up to all Yankee games?

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:46 pm
  • And a knock for Matsui.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:47 pm
  • I noted that too, YM. Kay stinks on ice. Love the shots of Boras back there.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:49 pm
  • Bing bong, bing bong bing! Joege walks. Not much relief from Bootcheck here.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:50 pm
  • Anyone heard why Moseley came out?

    J August 20, 2007, 11:50 pm
  • Score a couple more here to give Hughes and the pen some wiggle room…
    Are those “Let’s go Yankees!” chants you can hear from the crowd? Nice.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:50 pm
  • J:
    They were saying people hit around .500 off him once he gets to about 70 pitches.
    Argh! Cano hits it well, Bootcheck turns it into a DP. Bad luck all around.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:52 pm
  • Robi is a jinx tonite. DP. Put Betamit out there!
    Matsui to 3rd for AP.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:52 pm
  • Bah. AP with a lazy fly right to Vladdy. Get FrankenShelley in there!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:53 pm
  • Tough break for Cano. Would’ve padded the lead a little bit.
    Andy bloops out to Vlad.

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:53 pm
  • Easy fly ends it. No 2-out rallies tonite. Yanks keep shooting themselves in the foot.
    Need this one tonite, with escobar and lackey coming up.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:53 pm
  • Ya, would’ve been nice to have the extra run. Ah well, time to shut them down!

    Lar August 20, 2007, 11:55 pm
  • Hughes back at it, gets a quick out on the liner to Melkster.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:56 pm
  • Perhaps Cano will do something spectacular later tonight to acquit himself…he needs to, I’m still wondering whether that second inning would’ve turned out differently had Robi not let that ball squeak right under his glove for a “double”.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:56 pm
  • Hmm, Kay stealing my thoughts/words. Creepy. But at least he’s saying intelligent things ;-)

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 20, 2007, 11:58 pm
  • Damn, that is a pretty nasty curve.

    AndrewYF August 20, 2007, 11:58 pm
  • A good point on hughes nailing the leadoff men.
    2 down here.

    YF August 20, 2007, 11:59 pm
  • Ooooh that’s a gift call for the Yanks on the check swing by Kotchman. 1-2-3 again for Phil Phranchise!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:00 am
  • And a K to end it on Kotchman. He definitely went.
    If that’s it, a good outing from PH, and we’ll give him a Mulligan on the 2nd, with the lousy fielding and the cheap strike call on Kendrick. Still coulda got out of it, but we’re generous. Only allows runs in 1 inning. That’s solid work, even if the Angels helped out.
    Probably comes out for another inning, though i’m not sure it’s the best idea…..

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:02 am
  • 4 pitch walk to melkster! danger of a bunt here.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:04 am
  • Dunno, I thought Kotchman held up….Whatever, it worked for us!
    I’d say bring Phil out for the 7th, he’s only at 81 pitches right now and has looked better with each inning. For sure let him start the inning and go batter by batter. Or do you trust Kyle Farnsworth with a 1 run lead? *vomit*

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:05 am
  • Eek, almost got Melk on a snap throw to first. Stop that, Mathis!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:06 am
  • On second thought, maybe a bunt would’ve been better….

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:08 am
  • CRAP! Another DP. This one 3-6. Shit.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:08 am
  • I’m going 2 innings of Viz, and 1 Mo. But looks like PH returns. With his control issues I’m not so crazy about the plan, bit it’s the bottom of the inning.
    Infield hit for Jeets over Bootcheck.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:10 am
  • Can’t Kotchman come down with mono again or something? Dude’s a vacuum over there! Jeter beats out an infield single that Bootcheck made a terrible play on.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:10 am
  • If Abreu gets on here, would really be nice to see Alex have a crack with 2 on, against Bootcheck or anyone else.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:11 am
  • Wow, didn’t realize Angels only had 3 hits. If not for the 4 walks, would’ve been an absolutely stellar outing for Phil. Still solid, though.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:13 am
  • Nope. 4-3.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:13 am
  • Yanks are getting tons of hits, but not a lot of runs..

    Lar August 21, 2007, 12:13 am
  • Aside: “Balls of Fury” has the potential to be epically bad.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:15 am
  • Also aside: how awful is NL Central? Jeez.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:15 am
  • Ouch. Did Mathis just whack himself in the face on that bunt attempt?

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:17 am
  • Kendrick singles. Trouble?
    Mathis with a deep 1-2 fly to center.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:20 am
  • Howie Kendrick dunks one over the head of Jeter to lead off the 7th. Mathis flies out to Melky after a bunch of foul bunts.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:20 am
  • God that was scary.

    AndrewYF August 21, 2007, 12:20 am
  • The Kendrick single was the first hit Phil has allowed to lead off an inning tonight, yes?

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:21 am
  • C’mon Phil…

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:22 am
  • Oof. Walks Willits on 5 pitches and that’ll do it for the Franchise. All in all, a good game for the kid, let’s hope the bullpen can hold it. Really wish Joba was available tonight, or Edwar.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:25 am
  • Another walk. In comes Viz. Think it would have been better to start him this inning, let Hughes leave with the lead and on a k. Now a couple of hits and he’s in line for the L. Oh well. Not the worst thing either. Still a decent outing for the kid. Not bad that they’re pushing him a bit.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:25 am
  • I have a bad feeling about this game.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:27 am
  • I. Hate. Chone. Figgins.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:30 am
  • FUCK. Why didn’t they throw home?!

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:31 am
  • Figgins. Damn Angels. Frustrating.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:32 am
  • Guess they wouldn’t have gotten Kendrick at home anyway and cutting the ball off kept Figgins on 1st. Frustration.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:33 am
  • I’m way past my bed time (work at 6am), but in the spirit of peace, I wanted to say that YF is right. Pushign young players is the only way to help them learn and develop.
    Despite any growing pains he may be havign (and his growing pains are still damn good pitchign for alot of people), he’s a frighting kid. I have a feelignI’m going to be hating him ALOT over the years.
    Ahhh, O-Cab. Why why why did we let you go?

    Dionysus August 21, 2007, 12:34 am
  • Flood gates open. You could just see it coming. Runners on with contact hitters up…..Bad Bad Bad.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:34 am
  • Nice. Very nice. *bangs head*

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:34 am
  • I hate the Angels!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:34 am
  • If Phil ends up losing this game…argh.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:35 am
  • If I threw a peeble behind Vlad’s head, he’d swing at it…and make contact.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:35 am
  • Probably drive it out of the park, too.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:36 am
  • FC drives in another run. 6-4 for GA. Hopefully the damage is done. 2 runs. 2 innings. doable. But getting close to bedtime.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:36 am
  • Angels looking very self-satisfied. WOudl ove to knock the smiles off.
    Shields has been sucking. Will we see him??

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:37 am
  • Melky runs one down. Enter the 8th. Guess we’re going to see Giambi for AP when it comes to that….

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:37 am
  • Ahhh, the always classy “Yankees suck!” chant.
    Poor Phil is like “I could’ve blown this game myself!” Time to rally the troops.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:38 am
  • You know.. Vladdy is just so much fun to watch. Even when he plays the Sox is hard not to want him to get a hit. It’s.. just so damn beautiful.
    Ok. Work. Power equipment. Forklifts. Customers.
    Bed.

    Dionysus August 21, 2007, 12:38 am
  • Grumbles, grumbles.

    Lar August 21, 2007, 12:38 am
  • IronHorse:
    I was just thinking that. That hit by Figgins, you’d think he just hit a walkoff in game 7 of the WS or something.

    kill the rally monkey (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:39 am
  • The two people you would expect to strikeout 10 times as much as they do based on their swings:
    1. Vlad
    2. Sheff
    Now back to the game…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:40 am
  • Everybody (sometimes) beats the Viz?

    really, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:40 am
  • I’m with you YM…I really feel we are a better team then they’ve beaten in past years and I’d like to prove it da^#it

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:41 am
  • anybody know what the on-field delay is? My house is asleep so I’m on Gameday

    rootbeerfloat August 21, 2007, 12:42 am
  • OK A-Rod – just get on…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:42 am
  • There’s been like 5 beachballs and a straw hat tossed in the outfield rbf so it may be yet another of those…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:43 am
  • That’s a pretty sick home record for the Angels…

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:43 am
  • a straw hat? what an odd place LA is.

    rootbeerfloat August 21, 2007, 12:44 am
  • Alex! Good start. Let’s get 3 here, close it down.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:44 am
  • THank you Flaherty for pointing out the obvious to Kay – yes batting in the bottom of the inning is a big part of home field advantage (!!???!?!)
    OOOh – A-Rod with a single – that’s it…come on Godzilla…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:44 am
  • 0-2 – damn…let’s go Matsui, bear down now…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:45 am
  • RBF: they were doing some work with the mound.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:46 am
  • A-Rod to second on groundout…all right, I really don’t want to be down and face piss-me-off-rod (unless of course we rally against him, in which case it couldn’t happen to a better guy)…come on Jorge!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:47 am
  • Meh. Godzilla grounds out, but at least Alex is in scoring position….

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:47 am
  • Whats this On-Field Delay?

    Dionysus August 21, 2007, 12:47 am
  • We really let Bootcheck off a couple big fat hooks tonight…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:48 am
  • 3-1 – clean Speier’s spire Jorge!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:49 am
  • Ah.. sorry.. stupid Security delay

    Dionysus August 21, 2007, 12:49 am
  • Posada ties the game.

    Lar August 21, 2007, 12:49 am
  • Right on cue – yeah baby!!!!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:49 am
  • YEAHHHHH!!!! Jorge ties it!!!!!

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:49 am
  • JORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-6. No L for PH!

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:49 am
  • I want to go to sleep. But this is too good to miss..

    Lar August 21, 2007, 12:49 am
  • “The Yankees would have folded up in May”
    I told myself I was going to sleep, content with a Yankee loss, but gosh darn it now I have to stay awake. I hate west coast games.

    AndrewYF August 21, 2007, 12:49 am
  • Vlad looked like he was getting ready to catch that so I didn’t think it was out forever…keep smiling Figgins you fast annoying gnat (hate that type of player…unless of course he is playing for us…)

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:50 am
  • Giambi up. Come on, Back-to Back.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:50 am
  • On-field delay = grounds crew doing some fixing on the pitcher’s mound.
    Giambino to PH for Phillips.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:50 am
  • Giambi…get into one big guy…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:51 am
  • Just missed it. Well, at least they tied it. Now, gotta win it!

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:52 am
  • Oooh. Just missed. Really hope Joe leaves him in, and doesn’t sub in Betamit. Honestly, though, start Giambi. The bat is huge.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:53 am
  • Ah well…who will pitch??? One more of Viz (the day after he asked to be sat because of a tired arm and an inning after he gave up the lead?).
    There are no Ramirez rules…
    Will it be Villone…Henn???

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:53 am
  • I’m happy that they took Phil off the hook for a loss, too. Kid didn’t deserve it, even if he did walk 5…
    Oh my god. Farnsworth is coming in. Might as well go to bed, Yankee fans.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:54 am
  • I predict a major amendment ot the Joba Rules are introduced somewhere around Sept. 14.
    Oh lord…Farnsworth.
    OK – think positve thoughts. He has had 4 very good outings in a row…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:55 am
  • Farnsworth hates the Yankees, I’m convinced. Goodbye tie game.

    AndrewYF August 21, 2007, 12:55 am
  • This is your chance Fartsworth – your confidence should be sky high after stirke-out fest vs. Detroit and the love you got from the fans…now don’t be the utter f%^k-up we all know you are deep down!!!!!!!!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:56 am
  • Nice first pitch. Surpised Jorge could reach it.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:57 am
  • Farnsy. In throwing hi heat. And he’s quickly down 2-0. Typical Farns.

    YF August 21, 2007, 12:57 am
  • 3-0…nice to see you returning to form Kyle

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:58 am
  • I’m trying to think positive, IronHorse, but the heartburn is difficult to ignore….

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:58 am
  • A-Rod, walk around the camera and CATCH THAT FREAKING BALL!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 12:59 am
  • Ahhh there’s the Farnsy we all know and love!

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 12:59 am
  • GMJ leadoff 2b on 3-2 hi heat. Sigh.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:00 am
  • Lead off double. A-Rod with an assist from previous pitch. Time for me to go into my dark place and stick pins in my Fartsworth bobble head

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:00 am
  • I fucking hate Farnsworth. I was at Saturday’s game when he threw his 1-2-3 inning and I still booed him.

    the shantee August 21, 2007, 1:01 am
  • Farnsy down 3-0 again, but he’s not getting any help here.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:01 am
  • Was that an intentional unintentional Walk? Gameday cant really tell.

    Dionysus August 21, 2007, 1:02 am
  • Joba Rules Amendment One:
    If Kyle Farnsworth is the only other option, f*&k the rules!
    Torre visiting the mound (“Kyle, if you blow this up, you can walk back to the east coast…”)

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:02 am
  • Dionysus, with Farnsworth, you can not tell what is intentional and what is not. Really.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:03 am
  • For a SF, this is delightfully, uh, Gagne-esque.

    stuck working August 21, 2007, 1:03 am
  • Kendrick with a solid bunt moves the runners. Okay Farns. You made this bed. Unmake it? What’s the apt metaphor here? Meicir Izturis. Come on.
    And another first pitch ball….

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:03 am
  • Prediction: wild pitch

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:04 am
  • 2-0. But that was a strike. Ump’s giving nothing.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:04 am
  • Hmm. If Farns blows this game, does that mean he gets traded to the Royals tomorrow?
    Ohhh what a play by Betemit!!!

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:05 am
  • BETAMIT! You Beta you beta you bet! GMJ out at home!
    Okay, glad Joe pulled Giambi!

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:05 am
  • Damn yeah Betemit – out at home!!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:05 am
  • If I were an Angels fa, I’d be pissed at Matthews for not knocking Posada over – especially with another runner behind you at 3rd, but hey, I’ll take it…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:05 am
  • A Strike! Stop Presses!

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:06 am
  • Stop the presses, Farns threw 2 strikes in a row.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:06 am
  • LOL, YF…great minds.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:07 am
  • Farnsy is trying to give me a heart attack but does get through it. With some luck.

    Lar August 21, 2007, 1:07 am
  • I know Posada threw out Figgins, but in general, Tony Pena should just hand out go-to-second free cards
    STRIKEOUT!!?!?!?!?!?
    That did NOT look like a swing to me – I think this is an NBA ref on lone, but I’ll take that too…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:07 am
  • Holy crap, what a Houdini act by Farns to get out of it!!

    Anonymous August 21, 2007, 1:08 am
  • Uhhh-that’s loan – a little tired here…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:08 am
  • K!!! Iasogna calls him out on the check. I think the Yanks got a break, but Farnsy was getting major squeezed, so whatever.
    Scioscia out to complain for about the 5th time. Sit down. His shtick is getting annoying. He’s got no serious beef this game.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:08 am
  • I feel sick. Baseball games should NOT be so nerve-wracking…

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:11 am
  • Scoscia tossed after his little episode. You’re not in sixth grade anymore, Mike. Grow up.
    Meanwhile, Melkster pops to short. Crap.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:11 am
  • That was some nice acting by Jorge.

    Westboro YF August 21, 2007, 1:11 am
  • This has been a sloppy game:
    Cano error. A-Rod not catching foul ball. Vlad trapping a ball he should have caught. Jeter getting a double that should have been a single. Yankees giving up a double that should have been an out or, at most, a single (Cano) that led to a 3-run rally. Kyle Farnsworth and Bootcheck comparing crappiness…if we can squeek this out, we’ll be lucky.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:11 am
  • I feel sick. Baseball games should NOT be so nerve-wracking…
    Scoscia got thrown out. Heh.
    Angels have top of the order coming up in the bottom of the inning. Better score some here.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:12 am
  • Damon 4-3. Feh.
    F-Rod dealing.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:13 am
  • Jetes…need a 2 out rally!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:14 am
  • uh-oh. kid is crying. not sure i’m gonna be commenting further here….

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:14 am
  • Good for Joe going to Mo.
    Wow, that breaking ball from ass-rod moves HUGE

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:15 am
  • Whoa, Mo warming? What ever happened to not using your closer on the road in a tie game? Although, I’m somewhat ambivalent about bringing in Rivera in this particular situation. He gives up dink hits and Angels are good at producing dink hits….

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:15 am
  • Was that pitch as high and inside as Gameday mad eit look?

    Dionysus August 21, 2007, 1:15 am
  • G’night, YF. Let’s hope Yanks can pull it out for you and the kid!

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:16 am
  • Dionysus: Yes.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:16 am
  • I want butt-rod vs. Giambi
    Nice at-bat Jetes….Abreu, be the ball…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:16 am
  • terrrrrible swing Bobby. 0-2 and not looking good

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:17 am
  • How uncomfortable do the batters seem against jerK-rod???? 93 in your face will do that…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:18 am
  • Hah hah!!!! balK-Rod. C’mon Abreu-just a single!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:19 am
  • wtf K-Rod, quit having a seizure and make your pitch.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 21, 2007, 1:21 am
  • I hate K-Rod… Sooo much.

    Paul SF August 21, 2007, 1:21 am
  • Anyone out there…*crickets chirping*
    Damn Abreu!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:21 am
  • I love K-Rod… Sooo much.

    Paul SF August 21, 2007, 1:21 am
  • K-Rod gets the K. I sigh in releif. If this game goes past the 9th, Im goign to bed for real. Im already gonna SUCK at work tommorrow

    Dionysus August 21, 2007, 1:22 am
  • Bah ,it’s 1:30. I need sleep.

    Lar August 21, 2007, 1:23 am
  • K-Rod screams up to God. God is once again suspiciously silent. Maybe He’s not watching the game.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:23 am
  • Blergh. Nada. And again KRod with the histrionics.
    Can Mo hold them here? Stay tuned…

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:24 am
  • Nick, that’s blasphemous. This is Yankees baseball after all, right? God watches every game.

    Devine August 21, 2007, 1:24 am
  • Joe hates going to Mo on the road in a tie bottom of the 9th…this is huge. Let’s have a typical 9-pitch Mo inning please please please…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:25 am
  • Um, Kay? In case you didn’t notice, if whoever you bring in blows the game, you’re left with your closer warming the bench. How many examples do we need?

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:25 am
  • Watching the game in SF with the bro. We’re getting Ric Sutcliffe. What treat. What’s amazing is that he just talks and talks and makes no sense. It’s fun. Mo gets the grounder.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:26 am
  • Bringing in Rivera is huge…and a really unusual move for Torre, too.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:26 am
  • god, I hate everyone on the Angels besides Vlad. Cabrera, that a-hole, pops out.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:27 am
  • Sx pitches for 2 outs…we are on track.
    Of course, I feel ill when I see Vlad come up in a tie game…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:27 am
  • YM, Torre has does a superb job in the 2nd half. Credit where credit is due.
    What a match-up now.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:28 am
  • Vlad has swung at EVERY ball above the letters tonight – just keep going higher…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:28 am
  • Nick: I’m sorry you have to suffer so.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:29 am
  • *does=done
    god, I’m dyslexic.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:29 am
  • GA up with Vlad on first…do the lefty bat-saw thing Mo!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:29 am
  • Garret Anderson: cleaup hitter? Are you kidding me?

    Paul SF August 21, 2007, 1:30 am
  • Fuck
    1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:30 am
  • AAAGGHHHH!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:30 am
  • And Anderson says: “Screw you, Paul!”

    Paul SF August 21, 2007, 1:30 am
  • 1st and 3rd, Vlad on 3rd, Anderson on 1st, two outs… Matthews batting against Mo. Walkoff? Bet not/hope so.

    Hudson (SF) August 21, 2007, 1:31 am
  • Wow. Hate to lose because of that..

    Lar August 21, 2007, 1:31 am
  • Kid back to sleep! Looks like Mo set to blow another, tho. Come on Mo!

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:31 am
  • watch for the bunt.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:31 am
  • If Mo gets us through, at least we have the bottom of the Angels order in bottom 10, right?
    1-1 – they are so protecting the inside – if Mo can paint the outside corner…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:32 am
  • (I’m listening to Sterling and Waldman, whom I can’t abide, just on the off chance I get to hear them writhe in misery here. Yeah, I’m a little of a WFAN hater…)

    Hudson (SF) August 21, 2007, 1:33 am
  • thank the god that K-Rod communes with!!!!

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:33 am
  • Free baseball that I won’t get to watch. Good night everybody, I hope I wake up to happiness!

    Lar August 21, 2007, 1:33 am
  • YYYYEESSSSS!!!!! Typical Mo infield chop.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:34 am
  • YES!!!!!!!!!!! GA an easy out 4-3.
    Come On Yanks!!!

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:34 am
  • He gets out of it.

    Hudson (SF) August 21, 2007, 1:34 am
  • LoL Nick

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:34 am
  • let’s score this inning. Alright guys?

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:35 am
  • A-Rod, Matsui, Posada, with a chance at Cano redemption if someone gets on. Let’s go fellas.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:35 am
  • Darren Oliver has been pitching since I was 2. Or so it seems.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:36 am
  • Boras shining a pen-light in Oliver’s eyes…

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:37 am
  • A-Rod grounds out. Sutcliffe continues to talk. It’s getting late on the west coast even. This is hell.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:38 am
  • Good one iron horse.
    Kay going off the rails here.
    Alex a grounder to 3rd.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:38 am
  • Mo in again after 17 pitches??? This concerns me.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:39 am
  • Why do west coast games go into extras? It should be against the law or something.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:39 am
  • A 300 comment thread, btw. Way to go YFs!

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:40 am
  • Matsui lashes one right to gmj.
    Jorge, can he be 2x clutch?

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:41 am
  • crap. Matsui reaches out for a weak fly to center.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:41 am
  • I have to be at work in 4.5 hours. It will feel like 1 hour if it is off a loss.
    C’mon Jorge.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:41 am
  • Jorge hits a homer here and he gets my MLB MVP vote.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:41 am
  • 4.5 hours. Sheesh. They have to win now.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:42 am
  • Flaherty: “thse games are usually won with small ball” Hope he is not right, given who we are playing.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:42 am
  • Darren Oliver is literally unhittable in his inning of work. Damn.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:43 am
  • ARRGGGHHHH! SO for Jorge, and not such an impressive at bat.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:43 am
  • K. Darren Oliver? Ugh.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:43 am
  • Oi vey. Bottom of Angels order coming up. I think Kay mentioned Henn was warming. Probably Mo would’ve been in had they taken the lead.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:44 am
  • So, um, what does he get now, Nick? ;-)

    Paul SF August 21, 2007, 1:45 am
  • Henn…hmmmmmmmm

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:45 am
  • Henn in. Mo done.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:46 am
  • Wow – Kotchman looked terrible on that slider

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:46 am
  • K – very nice.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:47 am
  • We counter Oliver with Henn.
    This is scary.
    But a K to start off the inning.
    Jorge should be run out of town for that at bat to answer your question, Paul.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:47 am
  • Kotchman Ks, but a grd for Kendrick. Big trouble, now.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:48 am
  • Any chance at seeing Joba tonight?

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:48 am
  • Keeping ball down nicely so far.
    And as I open my trap, he floats one up high for a ground-rule double.

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:48 am
  • Good night

    IronHorse (yf) August 21, 2007, 1:50 am
  • FUCK!!!!!

    Nick-YF August 21, 2007, 1:50 am
  • Well that sucked.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:51 am
  • Budde hits one into the rf gap. Over.
    Looks like Melky might have had it with a dive, but Abreu was in the path.
    Too bad.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:51 am
  • The Angels own you

    lim August 21, 2007, 1:51 am
  • I don’t think he would’ve had it, YF. Hit too far for him to catch up with it. Sigh.
    Well, sleep it off, come back tomorrow. I’m sure Moose will throw a 2-hit shutout.

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:52 am
  • Don’t be a dick, lim.

    Devine August 21, 2007, 1:53 am
  • Thanks, Devine.
    Don’t feed the trolls, people…

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:53 am
  • It’s true, YM. I shouldn’t have responded. I just can’t stand that kind of representation for SFs (or YFs).

    Devine August 21, 2007, 1:54 am
  • Sounds good YM. Can’t really call this one a heartbreaker. A pretty even game, and the home team wins it. Woulda been nice. Had our shots. No deal.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:55 am
  • G’night everybody! It was swell hangin’ with y’all, hopefully tomorrow will have a better ending…

    Seriously, kill the rally monkey! (YM) August 21, 2007, 1:55 am
  • BTW. I don’t know that Melkster would have had it even if he had dived, and if he had, I’m not sure the runer doesn’t tag 2 bases. Anyway, no implied criticism of Melky. No need for him to dive head first into Abreu.

    YF August 21, 2007, 1:57 am
  • I’m no SF

    lim August 21, 2007, 1:58 am
  • Bah.

    Lar August 21, 2007, 7:42 am

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