Half a Sandwich: Tribe-Yanks Gamer VI

A chef friend of mine used to get irate anytime a customer ordered half a sandwich. It was wrong on multiple levels by his thought. He would yell, “You go back and tell them there’s no such thing as ‘half a sandwich’! They can buy a sandwich. If they want, they can cut that sandwich into two pieces. Then they will have two sandwiches. Then they can eat one sandwich or both sandwiches. I don’t care. But there’s no half-sandwich!”

I’ll acknowledge that food metaphors are generally wrong and people that make them are stupid. That said, at 17-17, it feels like the Yankees have been ordering half a sandwich all season. Last night’s loss was the Bombers third to Cleveland on the year and featured a rare slip by Joba that overshadowed the fact that the Yankees could only generate three runs with nine team left-on-base. Today, it’s a battle of aces as Cliff Lee (3 of the 4 runs he has allowed in 37+ innings came in his last outing) faces Chien-Ming Wang.

Lineups follow, comment away. And if you’re hungry, why not eat a sandwich.

Cleveland
G. Sizemore cf .270
B. Francisco rf .300
D. Dellucci lf .274
V. Martinez dh .347
J. Peralta ss .219
A. Cabrera 2b .191
C. Blake 1b .202
K. Shoppach c .275
A. Marte 3b .062
C. Lee 0.96
 
NY Yankees
J. Damon lf .282
D. Jeter ss .310
B. Abreu rf .299
S. Duncan 1b .182
H. Matsui dh .342
M. Cabrera cf .280
R. Cano 2b .157
M. Ensberg 3b .220
J. Molina c .230
C. Wang 3.00

20 comments… add one
  • I really really wish I could watch this game. But my roomate is using the TV and Im pretty sure mlb.tv wont get the ESPN feed. Sahem, I really wanted to see that pitching matchup
    Least I can watch the Sox

    Dionysus May 7, 2008, 6:47 pm
  • Oooh! I *CAN* watch it! Sweet!

    Dionysus May 7, 2008, 7:03 pm
  • Tribe strikes first, in the first as Sizemore walks, moves to second on a single, to third on a force, and comes home on a sac fly to deep right by Martinez.

    attackgerbil May 7, 2008, 7:19 pm
  • So.. THATS the new Cliff Lee.

    Dionysus May 7, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • Lee just made the Yankees look FOOLISH.
    123 inning.

    attackgerbil May 7, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • Great story, AG.

    Paul SF May 7, 2008, 7:34 pm
  • AG –
    I have given that exact same speech to my seven year old….

    soxgirl May 7, 2008, 7:41 pm
  • Clee really beat the Yanks again that inning. That bloop was a freak of nature

    Dionysus May 7, 2008, 7:43 pm
  • Dio, you’re right. That quail was a fluke. Melky looked especially desperate. And Cano with a YAWGO — yet another weak ground out. I’ll keep that acronym for later, because it seems pretty useful.

    attackgerbil May 7, 2008, 7:48 pm
  • Wang’s efficient too! Nice inning, Chien Ming.

    attackgerbil May 7, 2008, 7:48 pm
  • Morgan Ensberg up. His bat grows moss until he fouls off a full count pitch. Now a soft liner to short. Looked like he was playing catch with Peralta, except he used his bat.

    attackgerbil May 7, 2008, 7:53 pm
  • Molina with a high fly to left center for the second out.

    attackgerbil May 7, 2008, 7:54 pm
  • Damon grounds out 3-1 to end the Yankee third. We’re getting run over by a Leeroller.

    attackgerbil May 7, 2008, 7:55 pm
  • Incredible

    Dionysus May 7, 2008, 7:56 pm
  • Past a diving J-
    er, sorry.

    SF May 7, 2008, 8:03 pm
  • Peralta scores on a soft grounder to right. Abreu had a semi-decent throw. It looked like Molina was set up too far in front of the plate to make a tag. Gah. I’m done for a bit.

    attackgerbil May 7, 2008, 8:11 pm
  • uh, excuse me, is this the yank thread or the sox thread…?

    dc May 7, 2008, 8:28 pm
  • every thread here is a Sox thread…thus the crickets.

    krueg May 7, 2008, 10:55 pm
  • i always get the crickets, krueg…i actually take it as a compliment…

    dc May 8, 2008, 7:48 am
  • it’s not you bro…it’s the SF-leaning tinge of this site that has pushed many YF’s away.

    krueg May 8, 2008, 8:59 am

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