Hangover: Royals-Yanks Gamer IX

Rough night for the Yankees and their fans — one f those one-run losses that sticks with you, even after you sleep in and realize there’s a game going on early this afternoon. Somehow, the Royals now have a 5-3 series lead on the Yanks, so the Bronx Bombers turn to Sidney Ponson to at least make things respectable. He goes against Zack Grienke. It’s scoreless heading into the second.

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  • Never mind. 1-0 on Alex Gordon’s home run.

    Paul SF August 16, 2008, 1:28 pm
  • Oooooof…Damon, Jeter, and Abreu single to load them. A-Rod K’s, and Giambi GIDPs.

    Devine August 16, 2008, 2:07 pm
  • Bases loaded ZERO outs. Alex Rodriguez strikes out swinging and Jason Giambi, batting .067 this year with the bases loaded, grounds into an inning ending double play.
    sigh…

    walein August 16, 2008, 2:08 pm
  • I think A Rod needs to grow a stache and Giambi should frost his hair and wear lighter eye contacts.

    walein August 16, 2008, 2:09 pm
  • wow…bases loaded…no outs…Alex Ks, Giambi GIDP….wow

    J (yf) August 16, 2008, 2:09 pm
  • Wow, the situational hitting by both teams in this game is inept.

    SF August 16, 2008, 2:52 pm
  • I’d be listening to the game, but XM is doing a Mandatory Metallica channel today… Can’t resist it (even though I could do the exact same thing by hitting “Shuffle” on my iTunes)…

    Paul SF August 16, 2008, 3:09 pm
  • Cano triples one in with 2 outs in the 7th.

    Devine August 16, 2008, 3:21 pm
  • Wild pitch scores the tying run.

    Devine August 16, 2008, 3:22 pm
  • Wheels off on Royals as error lets I-Rod aboard.

    Devine August 16, 2008, 3:23 pm
  • So here’s the question… if the Yankees fail to score in the 8th, do you bring in Mo for the 9th? Despite all the tie-game blunders he’s had this season?

    Atheose August 16, 2008, 3:47 pm
  • You a jinx-tempter, eh, Ath? (Not that I believe in them, myself.)
    Loaded with 1 out in the 8th for the Yanks, tie game, and Nady K’s followed by a flyout by Cano.

    Devine August 16, 2008, 4:06 pm
  • Ouch, bases loaded with one out and nobody scores. 12 stranded runners so far.
    Edwar in for the 9th.

    Atheose August 16, 2008, 4:07 pm
  • And looks like they’re bringing in Kevin Millar’s favorite pitcher Edwar Ramirez for the 9th.

    Devine August 16, 2008, 4:08 pm
  • At this point I think I’ve counted the Yankees out, Devine. I know anything can happen (especially with Tampa Bay losing 3 crucial players in the last 48 hours) but I just don’t see it.
    Fantastic outing by Ponson; I don’t know how he does it. His groundout to flyout ratio was only 9-8 today.

    Atheose August 16, 2008, 4:15 pm
  • I-Rod HBP, Gardner needs to get a sac-bunt down.

    Atheose August 16, 2008, 4:22 pm
  • Are we trying to lose? I forget who we are anymore.

    tells-yf August 16, 2008, 4:35 pm
  • Varitek going through a rough divorce right now, apparently. No wonder he’s done so poorly at the plate this year.

    Atheose August 16, 2008, 5:13 pm
  • what’s Coco’s excuse?

    SF August 16, 2008, 5:14 pm
  • …maybe he’s the one sleeping with Varitek’s wife? ;-)

    Atheose August 16, 2008, 5:29 pm
  • The Yankees cannot, will not try green eggs and ham (or score with a RISP and less than two outs).

    Paul SF August 16, 2008, 5:40 pm
  • Hey, the Yankees finally got a hit with RISP! A 3-hit night for Melky’s replacement ends the game.

    Atheose August 16, 2008, 6:02 pm
  • Figures, it would be Gardner, who reaches base four times. Watch Gardner hit .600 the rest of the way to help the Yankees make a race of it, then return to hitting .125 for the rest of his career…

    Paul SF August 16, 2008, 6:06 pm
  • Are both teams going out for ice cream cones?
    That game was like one involving two summer camp baseball teams. At an archery camp.

    SF August 16, 2008, 6:29 pm
  • That’s hilarious, SF. But I don’t have the faintest idea what it means.

    stuck working August 16, 2008, 6:33 pm
  • the game was inept, sw. like watching a battle between the last place teams in Little League. Ugly.

    SF August 16, 2008, 7:11 pm
  • “…No wonder he’s done so poorly at the plate this year….”
    ath, come on, really, varitek has been terrible at the plate for a very long time now, his divorce sounds like a very convenient excuse to sweep things clean…no way…

    dc August 16, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Stat for the day: Yanks had to go 27 and 7 to start the current playoff run back in 1995.

    Jeff August 17, 2008, 9:08 am

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