Here We Go Again: ALDS Gamer II Redux

It’s a beautiful fall day in New York, and it’s a good thing, as the last thing anyone needs is another day of Dwight Wilmerding making decisions about when and if to start game two. MLB botched the heck out of last night, wasting the time of players, fans, and media before calling things around ten o’clock. By eleven, a steady rain had become torrential. Someone should have called Sam Champion.

Hostilities recommence this afternoon at 1:09. There will be a lot of distracted worker bees today, including yours truly. We’ll be tracking the doings, and commenting here. Join us.

Lineups will be as posted yesterday.

261 comments… add one
  • By the way, how is it that Moose ended up with only 15 wins? Wasn’t he comfortably on pace for 20 at one point. Isn’t that a point of concern?

    Sam October 5, 2006, 12:46 pm
  • He had a great first half, a lesser second half. But really, what’s to be concerned about? Gerb already spelled out why the Yankees, barring pretty much a miracle from the Tigers, will be moving on. Seems like many YFs are ridiculously neurotic.

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:07 pm
  • 2004 ALCS did it to us, SF :) We have turned into SFs!

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 1:16 pm
  • Captain Clutch with the error. Somehow I think that will be forgotten…

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:18 pm
  • Moose K’s the side.

    Bozo October 5, 2006, 1:21 pm
  • MLB “enhanced” Gameday is both overly confusing to look at, as well as typically delayed. It indicates that Magglio Ordonez is batting with one strike but three outs.
    Useless. The only reason I am using it is because listening to John Sterling would make me want to jump out the window across from my desk.

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • SF: I agree about the enhanced gameday.
    Moose got stuck on 13 wins for about 5 starts; part of the problem was some poor pitching, but he was also snakebitten.

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:24 pm
  • I think that was a Jeter bunt call…annoying.

    walein October 5, 2006, 1:25 pm
  • Damon on. Not sure what it looked like. Gameday says a “soft pop” to short, which would indicate an out.
    Jeter: 6-6?

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:25 pm
  • I tried the “new” gameday as well. Doesn’t work for me either. I am not fond of any of the flash-based interfaces.
    There must be a market for a much simpler interface. Text-based pitch by pitch, done an inning at a time.
    Does anyone know of such a service?

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:26 pm
  • Jeter popped out to IRod on the bunt I think.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:27 pm
  • Just got an email from Yankees.com. If you have $17,500 to spare, they still have ALDS suites to let. Um. Hope they don’t know something about today’s outcome we don’t!

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:29 pm
  • “Derek Jeter bunt pops out to catcher Ivan Rodriguez.”
    Feh, Joe. Why bunt a guy who comes in 5 for his last 5, in the first inning, at home?

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • oh god a-rod’s up bases loaded 2 out
    oh god oh god oh god

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 1:31 pm
  • A Rod’s his PR team must be holding hands praying right now.

    walein October 5, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Better than an email from Mark Foley, YF!

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Wow. Gameday is slow. Bases loaded on walks, with 2 outs for Alex.
    Here we go….

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Justin Verlander: tower of jello.

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • If I had $17,500 to spare, I don’t think I would be at work on a game day.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • swing and a miss strike one

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • I doubt that was a Jor call YF…that was 100% Derek.

    walein October 5, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Nasty third pitch from Verlander

    walein October 5, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • 3 strikes and yer out.
    what a pansy.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • LOBLOBLOB. The A-Rod soap opera continues.

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • ARod down looking, on three pitches no less. Wonder if they booed him?
    Alex Rodriguez: tower of… well, just a tower.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • If I had $17,500 to spare, I don’t think I’d work at all.

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • And he’s done in 3 pitches. Booing? Lots of Ks thus far.

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • That “tower of jello” line is a reference to one of my all time favorite movies. A YFSF coffee mug to the first commenter who nails it.

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:35 pm
  • How was A-Rod not looking curve on that last pitch? It looked like it hung a little too.

    yankeesnj October 5, 2006, 1:35 pm
  • Oh dear. Obviously it’s frustrating that A-Rod couldn’t bring people home, but the worst part is that this just adds grist to the ridiculous NY Media we-hate A-Rod mill. Ouch.
    I’m liking Enhanced Gameday, by the way.

    Sam October 5, 2006, 1:37 pm
  • Next year, after YFSF makes exceeds $17.5k in ad revenue (A GIVEN!), we’re buying a suite for game 1 of yanks-sox ALCS GAME 7. Everyone’s invited.

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:37 pm
  • I’m at a loss. No clue whatsoever.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:37 pm
  • GAMEDAY SUX!
    And MLB sux for making you buy the entire playoffs if you want to get the radio feed. No option for one game only.
    SELIG!!!!

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:39 pm
  • Cool. Finally got gameday audio working.
    Not cool. Monroe ground rule doubles as soon as the audio came up.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:39 pm
  • i’ll take sterling over mccarver and joe buck anyday. i wonder which former/current major leauger fox is going to bring into the broadcast booth this year? you know it’s going to be fair and balanced like tino, david justice, al leiter, or any boone. my bet is carl pavano or yogi berra.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • Thames singles to center to score Monroe.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • D’oh, so the Tigers strikes first.. but I’m still confident..
    YF – I’m giong to take you up on that offer!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 1:42 pm
  • They tried Carl Pavano, but he burnt his tounge this morning on a cup of coffee and is unable to speak.

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:42 pm
  • How do we see pitch count totals of each pitcher on Enhanced Gameday?
    Why did the Tigers just score?

    Sam October 5, 2006, 1:42 pm
  • I purchased the gameday audio back in the beginning of the season. I can rarely get it working on my normal computers (I’m a linux/mac guy); when I do, I get to listen to John and Suzyn. Lose-lose.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:42 pm
  • This is like yesterday in reverse: one team squanders, the other cashes in.
    Turn it around, boys!
    Thankfully the Yanks have the heart of their lineup coming up: 7, 8, 9.

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • Sam: Monroe hit a slice up the line that jumped into the stands for a GRD. Thames singled to shallow right.
    Inge strikes out on a check swing.
    1-0 Tigers after 1.5.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • I kind of like the Enhanced Gameday, but the whole interface is like a spiderweb of crap.
    Moose at 35 pitches, Ver at 20. Doesn’t look like Moose is going to go that deep.. hopefully we’ll get 6 out of him.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 1:44 pm
  • Pitch count is inconveniently located at the bottom of the boxscore. As it stands, Verlander 20 after 1, Moose 35 after 2.

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:45 pm
  • ag- as a fellow mac guy, my gameday audio started working a lot better when i used firefox instead of safari. you can avoid the yankee BROADcast by going to the main audio/media page and chosing the away broadcast.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • SF: mamma-clutching, aspirin splitting 6-foot tower of jello?

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • Matsui line single to right! Good start.

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • And for those of us on Macs who don’t have firefox….screwed!

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:48 pm
  • If Ver keeps pitching like this on lefty-righty splits, the Yanks are going to totally own.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 1:49 pm
  • Posada putting a good at bat against Verlander.

    walein October 5, 2006, 1:49 pm
  • YFiB: not sure what you are referring to, but it’s not what I am referring to.
    YF: why do you need internet audio, you’re in Brooklyn!??

    SF October 5, 2006, 1:49 pm
  • For an alternative to Gameday, try ESPN gamecast. It seems a little snappier some times. Right now, it’s ahead of the audio feed.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • Posada walks.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • On this day, I’m in Manhattan, and no TV to be found.

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • Yeesh. I went back to Classic Gameday. Come on Cano!

    Sam October 5, 2006, 1:51 pm
  • Giambi still batting a thousand. That’s amusing. Two on, no outs, and the free-swinging Cano is at the plate..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 1:51 pm
  • At least the interface is much cleaner.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:51 pm
  • How many times they gonna visit the mound this game?

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:52 pm
  • Yeesh. ESPN Gamecast is 25 seconds ahead of the audio feed.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:52 pm
  • verlander’s already at 33 pitches, with no outs in the 2nd inning

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 1:52 pm
  • good a.b. by robi

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 1:54 pm
  • Verlander’s got to earn them outs, as Cano is putting together a sweet at bat..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 1:54 pm
  • http://www.firefox2006.com
    it’s free, and it’s pretty good. i still use safari most, but firefox does good on media driven pages.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 1:54 pm
  • You’re right, AG. I usually use Gamecast, but got temporarily dazzled by Enhanced Gameday. Never again.

    Sam October 5, 2006, 1:55 pm
  • Cano grounds into FC 5.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:55 pm
  • I use firefox quite a bit as well on media pages. It’s the windows media player plugin on macs that is buggy for me.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:56 pm
  • Damon flies out to center.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:57 pm
  • Now Captain Clutch will get to play hero again!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 1:57 pm
  • wow, ball 1 looked pretty good.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 1:58 pm
  • damn

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 1:58 pm
  • And Yanks wasted another opportunity.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 1:59 pm
  • Jeter ground out FC 64. More stranded runners. At least Verlander’s at 44 pitches through 2.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 1:59 pm
  • Ugh. Was he sitting next to Alex on the bench?
    2 innings, 5 men lob. NOT GOOD!

    YF October 5, 2006, 1:59 pm
  • YF – at least it’s better than 2 IP, 0 men lob.. they’ll get to him!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • Ouch. At some point these LOBs will come back to haunt us.
    But on the bright side, Verlander will be out of the game by the 5th inning at this rate…

    Sam October 5, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • I seem to be chaneling AG today…

    Sam October 5, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • Sheff makes play on a chopper; backhands, flips to Moose. One away.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:02 pm
  • rumor has it karim garcia will be the fox booth guest.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • Great minds, Sam. Great minds. What that has to do with me, I have no idea.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • Moose finally has an easy inning. Middle of the lineup up, I’m optimistic.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:05 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning for Moose as Sheff fields a grounder wide of first and tosses to Moose.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • Wow, if MLB GameDay is right, the Yanks are getting away with some (not so close) pitches..
    Now they just have to take advantage of it..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:08 pm
  • mr. peepers with a wall ball single. he just doesn’t have enough to get the ball out anymore.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 2:09 pm
  • IT IS HIGH IT IS FAR IT is off the wall in right. Sterling almost bust a nut calling a single.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:09 pm
  • Sheff GIDP 4-3.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Well, no one to LOB this time.. grumble.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Giambi no longer batting a thousand. Also Ver’s at a comfortable 55 pitch, which isn’t bad considering..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:13 pm
  • Giambi down swinging. End of three, 1-0 Tigers.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:13 pm
  • My HVAC installer is really snippy. Something about not getting a duct in the right spot.
    Oh, wait, this is the game thread, not the “SF has to deal with upstate contractors thread”. My bad.

    SF October 5, 2006, 2:14 pm
  • I just got back from my lunch break, during which I watched the first two innings.
    Moose looks good. The GRD hit chalk. Then he hung a curve that got hit for a single. Other than that, he’s been carving them up.
    Verlander doesn’t look all that good – he’s pretty wild – but he’s got such great stuff he’s getting away with it to an extent. Posada had a great AB in the 2nd, and Cano had a good one too (though he ended up grounding into a FC). Jeter is not having a very good day. 0-2 with a flubbed bunt and an error.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:17 pm
  • Oy. No sooner do I praise Moose than Guillen doubles. Sigh.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:17 pm
  • This blows. Gameday sucks. The Yanks are having more trouble scoring than Screech.
    BAH!

    YF October 5, 2006, 2:17 pm
  • Guillen lines a double just wide of Sheff’s glove side. Suzyn thinks he miscalculated the spin off the bat.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:18 pm
  • Rob – Ver seems to be throwing strikes at least though, and most of his trouble seems to come from not wanting to throw inside to lefties..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • Groundout. 2 down. Monroe to the plate.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • YF: There is hope.
    Bunt ends the inning.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • Stranded Guillen, the “best lineup ever” has another shot, especially with a string of lefties (if my theory is right) coming up! (After ARod..)

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • Monroe “grounded bunt out to pitcher” huh?

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • The “bunting” philosophy from teams that don’t bunt is always insane to me.

    walein October 5, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • Prediction:
    A Rod will hit an extra base hit in his next at bat. (2b,3b,HR all count)

    walein October 5, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • “Rob – Ver seems to be throwing strikes at least though, and most of his trouble seems to come from not wanting to throw inside to lefties..”
    Sorta. He’s overthrowing somewhat on his FB, which has resulting in several sailing high (at ~100mph, mind you) for ball one. He’s thrown ball one to a lot of hitters.
    He’s throwing a decent amount of strikes, obviously, but he’s living on the edge.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • Why the bunt? Moose won like 5 gold gloves at pitcher.. ah well, works for me!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • Fly out to LF.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • Maybe that’s why my “Walein talks to Angels” series never took off.

    walein October 5, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • No such luck, Walein. Damn.

    Sam October 5, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • Sorry walein. No sooth for you.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • I think Posada is going to be key in this game, personally. He really seems locked in.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • Godzilla gets things going with a single to right.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:25 pm
  • Huzzah! Godzilla is 2-2.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:25 pm
  • Jorge walks again. Yay.
    Hmm. According to CBS gamecenter, that second ball was actually a strike. Anybody watching see it?

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • Posada takes a breaking pitch for a strike. Then another break for a strike. Low and in for ball one. The 2-1 is a fastball that misses high. High and away makes it full. The payoff: he walks him. First and second to Cano.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Lost Posada despite an 0-2 count.. c’mon Cano, get your first hit!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Ok, Cano had a good AB last time. Time for another, Robbie!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • cano can not.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Cmon, Robi! One out, two on. Robi flies out to left.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • Doh. A rather typical Cano 1-pitch out.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • 3rd time through the order in the 4th
    71 pitches thrown

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • It’s up to Damon, who hasn’t really looked good, despite getting a single in the 1st.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • Damon takes ball one away. DAMON!!!! GONE upper deck

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • Finally. Damon!

    walein October 5, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • Damon comes through.. flood gates are opening!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • GONE!

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • YEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!
    3-run dinger!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • Now the CC him. Meh.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:31 pm
  • Rob – thank god you’re wrong again ;)

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:31 pm
  • Jeter doubles to deep left!

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • Captain Clutch gets a hit, though a rather ARod-like timing this time, but hey, the inning keeps on spinning..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • Past results are no guarantee of future success or failer, Lar. ;) A player can look awful and then do great things. Speaking of which, double for the captain!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • Rob – Not a knock, just funny how it happened twice.. ;) Goooo Yanks!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • All this with two outs.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • Bobby grounds out. Ok, 3-1. Hold the line, Moose.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • Wilfredo Ledezma up in the pen for Detroit.
    Abreu grounds out to end the inning.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • Lar,
    Oh, I knew that. Hence the wink. Shall I predict trouble for Moose now?

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • Pitch Counts at 79 for Verlander, and 52 for Moose. Moose seems comfortable out there.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • GR double to left. Damn.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • lead off double. let’s pull it together motor city kitties.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Give them credit – they keep on fighting.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Hah, I think I spoke too soon too.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • Arg. Wild pitch, runner to 3rd. Inge having a good AB, by the looks of it.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:40 pm
  • A crucial strikeout.. and here comes the K-happy leadoff man Granderson..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:41 pm
  • Heh. I hit enter and gamecenter updates and informs me Inge has struck out. Still, he battled.
    Granderson up, runner on 3rd, 1 down.

    Anonymous October 5, 2006, 2:41 pm
  • Yay Johnny D, you beautiful idiot! (Just catching up)

    YF October 5, 2006, 2:41 pm
  • Crap. Sac Fly, 3-2.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • … but not this time. D’oh.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Damnit. Polanco singles.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • Quit messing around with this freakin’ guy, Moose. You do not want to get Ordonez up there with 2 on!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Ah, good. Casey pops out. 69 pitches for Moose through 5. Hopefully he can go 7. Tough hitters in the 6th, though.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • Moose gets out with a comfortable 69 pitches, 46 for strikes. So he should get 6 and with some luck, maybe 7 innings. How much do we need to save our bullpen?

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • here we go a-rod
    quickly 0-2

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 2:52 pm
  • looking

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • Verlander gets ARod looking on the inside corner again.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • would it be too much to ask for the 25-million-dollar-man to at least give a quality at bat?

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 2:55 pm
  • I believe that’s Verlander’s first 1-2-3 inning. 91 pitches through 5.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:55 pm
  • I wish we had a little more insurance..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:55 pm
  • Indeed. Ordonez pops to 2b. Nice. Best hitter in Detroit’s lineup (by far) up.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • Damn.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Too bad you weren’t wrong about that one.. Guillen is pretty underrated (had him for a few years in a fantasy league), but was hoping he wouldn’t do that..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 2:59 pm
  • 1-whoops-2-3 for Moose. Relatively low stress..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:01 pm
  • Guillen is a damned good player, and certainly the best (non-pitcher, anyway) on that team.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 3:02 pm
  • this is a pretty good ballgame.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:03 pm
  • And now the Yanks got to step it up again. This should be Verlander last partial inning, if something can get going…
    All the lefties are coming to bat.. though he won’t stay in that long to face all of them..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • .. and Matsui grounds out on the second pitch just as I said that. Matsui hasn’t seen a lot of pitches today, it seems..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • why can’t a-rod ever have an ab like this one jorge’s battling through? regardless of the outcome, at least he’s run the pc up, and he’s fighting off tough pitches.
    sorry, having a very anti-arod day.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:07 pm
  • Posada, man, locked in.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 3:07 pm
  • Ya, I’m loving Posada today – so locked in is right. That was a great at-bat when they need it.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • Poor ARod. I really really want to support him, but he doesn’t even put the ball in play.
    Of course, if he hits a HR to win it the bottom of the 9th, no one will remember all this frustration! =)

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • Cano with one on and one out. Cano has his share of chances too, both in game 1 and this game. Hopefully he’ll start swinging like he was coming in..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:10 pm
  • verlander out, lefty walker in.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:10 pm
  • And Jamie “I gave up a HR to Jeter” Walker comes in. Would love this game more if we were still up a run before Rodney and Zumaya has a chance to make a difference.
    Will Moose start the 7th? Is anyone warming up in the Yanks bullpen?

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:11 pm
  • DP by Cano, damn.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • Lar, i would think that Moose should even be good to start the 8th if he has a clean inning now. Rest that bullpen, Joe!

    Sam October 5, 2006, 3:15 pm
  • Moose will continue pitching, starting with the bottom of the lineup..
    Cano is a bit off these two days. Hopefully he’ll make up for it.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:15 pm
  • damn, thames is on FIRE today.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • Sam, that 6th inning was a pretty quick one, even sandwiching the homerun..
    Moose is throwing a lot of balls though, and getting behind people.. but as long as Detriot keeps on bailing him out by being aggressive..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:17 pm
  • Dying by the WP and PB

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 3:18 pm
  • Ugh.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 3:18 pm
  • See yall later. Off the net for a bit.
    C’mon, boys. Get it going.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 3:19 pm
  • Damn. Now we have to play catch-up this late..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • Crap.

    YF October 5, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • Oh dear.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • Those LOB’s are ringing in my ears now..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • c’mon palanco. let’s cash this runner in.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • Okay, now to keep it really close..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • Escape with some damage, but could be worse..
    Top of the line-up up. I’m optimistic.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • here comes zumaya.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • Does zumaya matter less because they have been getting high heat all day?

    Seth October 5, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • great time for gamecast to start acting up.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:38 pm
  • Damon lined out, Jeter struck out.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • And Abreu grounds out. Sigh.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • Stepped out for a minute. It’ll probably be Zumaya, Rodney, then Walker. They’re okay, and I like the Yankee’s chances.
    As long as we hold them to 4 runs.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • And Proctor loses him 0-2.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • Enhanced GameDay is breaking down for me. Ah well.. (I switched so I can check out Zumaya’s 100+ mph arm..)

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • 2 down.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • Okay, a painless inning, made painful only by the fact that we’re still down. Goooooo Yankees!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:53 pm
  • zumaya v sheffield. two men enter. one man leave.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • Sheff with a quick out. Giambi up.. ARod can surely make himself a hero today..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • that was disappointing.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • by “leave” you mean back to the dugout?

    Brad October 5, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • Sheff flies out.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • arod can’t hit my fastball these days, you think he’s handling zumaya?

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • Odder things have happened.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • did anyone in the free world have a doubt that that was going to happen?

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Odder things also don’t happen that often.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • ARARS;LDFKHA PWOGW4OIUT;VMW,ELI[AP4M9ITM VA,;WKEF

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Arg.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • So much for redemption.

    YF October 5, 2006, 4:01 pm
  • Bruney in to keep the Yanks close. Red hot Thames up.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Hey, so good news: Dennis Hastert says he’s sorry about the whole page thing!
    Wait….never mind……

    YF October 5, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • time to go. ship him to la for ervin santana and paris hilton. just get rid of him.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Totally disappointing. Not even a productive at bat.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:04 pm
  • Well, Jones is softer, and we have Matsui, Posada, and Cano up. I like our odds.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • Someone finally got Thames out.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • Yaaaaaargh.

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 4:06 pm
  • here we go, see if someone can pick up ass-rod’s slack.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • Bruney with a good inning, and is in line for the win… if Yanks can come back.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • Listening to WFUV’s streaming audio hommage to CBGBs. They’ve just put on AC/DC’s “Shook Me All Night Long.” God bless them. That’s gotta be a good sign.

    YF October 5, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • Matsui! Leadoff single, bringing up Senor Locked In.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • Matsui comes through!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • No DP…No DP…No DP….

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 4:14 pm
  • Melkster in to run for Matsui. Strike 1 to Jorge.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:14 pm
  • Melky will pinch run. No surprises there. Will probably score on a double… Gooooo Senor Locked In!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:15 pm
  • That strike was in Arizona. I don’t know how they call that.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:15 pm
  • Crap. K’s looking.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:16 pm
  • senor locked out.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 4:16 pm
  • That’s rough. Cano has the ability, but has been cold.. let’s keep the inning alive guys.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:16 pm
  • Robbie quickly in an 0-2 hole.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:17 pm
  • it seems, among yf’s of late, the word clutch has become diluted or even missunderstood. this is a clutch situation. if a player were to get a hit to tie it up or go ahead at this point in the game, that would be clutch. jeter going 5 for 5 was not clutch.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • Robbie putting up a fight!

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • well said sf-rod.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • C’mon, Da Man.

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • You can define clutch in different ways, but I don’t recall Yanks fans calling Jeter’s 5-5 day “clutch” per se. More like “amazing” or “awesome” or “kick ass.”
    Cano flies out. Up to Damon.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • My God, this ump’s strike zone is wider than the Atlantic…

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • damon fouls it off his bad knee. didn’t look good. but he’s walking around.

    sf rod October 5, 2006, 4:24 pm
  • WTF?

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:24 pm
  • And that’s game. Well, that’s why they play them..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:25 pm
  • big wasted opportunity today. 4-5-6 in yank lineup: 0-11 with 7 k’s (ass-rod struck out thrice).

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 4:26 pm
  • Ballgame. Shite. So be it. Tied up going out to Detroit.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:26 pm
  • Well, there’s that. 1-1. Meh.
    They better kick Kenny Rogers’ ass into Lansing tomorrow!

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 4:26 pm
  • If only ARod can get some hits with many people on base.. or Cano, for that matter..

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:26 pm
  • Yep, Sheff/Giambi/ARod did almost nothing (Giambi at least walked). A whole lotta flailing away.
    I’m a little disappointed in Moose – 7IP, 4ER against that lineup is not impressive. He got a little unlucky (the first double hit chalk), but still. Good work by the Yankee pen, but for naught. Great work by the Tiger pen.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • You know, I’ve held back on my A-Rod bashing, because I really do want to succeed. But I’ve had it.
    You could predict all 3 of those strikeouts as soon as he stepped in the box. He’s a headcase, he’s never getting better, and any big hits he gets (if any) are luck.

    yankeesnj October 5, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • Or if Sheff doesn’t hit into a DP…or Cano, for that matter. Of if Jeter doesn’t stupidly bunt(!!!!!). Many missed opportunities. Once again, blaming solely ARod is dumb.

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • That should be “want him to succeed”. Unless I’m actually A-Rod, in which case I just blew your fucking minds!

    yankeesnj October 5, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • Yeah, Moose didn’t dazzle. The dinger was OK, but giving up a triple on an 0-2?! A good effort, and he did save the bullpen for tomorrow, but not dominant.

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • If you were ARod, you probably should’ve been paying attention to the game and not us.
    Well, see you guys tomorrow, we’ll beat the crap out of Rogers!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:31 pm
  • love the ass-rod apologists. he saw 12 pitches all day, struck out looking twice. other reasons they lost? sure. a-rod not coming through (AGAIN) in a close post-season game is reason #1: not only did he not get a hit, he didn’t work the count, he didn’t make pitchers work for the ab, he just stood there like an ass. which he is.
    time for this b.s. to end. win, lose, or draw, a-rod’s got to go.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 4:33 pm
  • It’s a team game. They lost for many reasons. In no particular order:
    Moose’s pitching
    Wild pitch/passed ball (Moose or Posada, you pick)
    ARod, Sheff, Giambi and Cano not hitting a lick
    And, of course, the Tigers

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • Oh, and I should include Jeter’s error (even though it didn’t lead directly to any runs) and his flubbed bunt (Jeter or Torre, dunno yet).

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • It’s all good. We needed a lot of things to go wrong this game, and there were a lot of things that went wrong. It’s easy to pick on ARod though!

    Lar October 5, 2006, 4:41 pm
  • Rob – at least Giambi and Sheff worked counts, Cano had two really good at-bats.
    But the best player in baseball sucked (AGAIN) today. You have to admit, that’s a pretty important reason; you can’t just lump him in with the rest of the order.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • Yes, it is. The three-pitch K with the bases juiced was ugly.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • Yeah, ARod’s Ks were ugly. But I’m pretty sure Sheff didn’t exactly work the counts, either. And neither did Jeter, for that matter.
    Team win, team loss. But blame solely ARod if it makes you feel better…

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 4:51 pm
  • By the way, you say that “ass rod” must be traded. For whom? Who will play 3B for the Yankees?
    Do you remember Aaron Boone? I’m sure you do. He was *awful* for the Yanks. His one clutch hit WAS luck. Shit luck. We replaced him with ARod, who has more clutch hits as a Yank than Aaron Boone ever would’ve.
    Look, I’m frustrated with him too. But what plausible alternatives are there? Especially if he struggles again this postseason?

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 4:51 pm
  • Yes, it is a beautiful fall day, indeed.

    Hudson October 5, 2006, 5:01 pm
  • Alex who? Three inning-ending k’s, one with the BASES LOADED LOOKING.
    Canoe? Where were you today. I don’t count a long at bat against Jones as being an uptick if nothing comes of it. GIDP. Six LOB.
    Jeter? What’s with the horrible bunt? The E?
    The Yankees flat-out sucked today.
    Zumaya, props to an AWESOME performance in relief.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 5:07 pm
  • I forgot and left Moose off the hook for critical WP/PB situations, and not being able to shut down the inning TWICE with 2 away.
    And Leyland looked pretty damned smart too.

    attackgerbil October 5, 2006, 5:09 pm
  • bring up eric duncan (who i’m constantly hearing so much about), hell, sign bill mueller and his arthritic bone-on-bone knees. anyone who can play decent defense and hit better than .250.
    why is it that this team needs to have an all-star at every position?

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 5:09 pm
  • Sure, Eric Duncan will be able to hit a 101mph fastball better than ARod…The entire lineup had 8(!!!) hits on the day. None of them tore the cover off the ball. Damon’s homer was a pitch that Verlander grooved right down the middle.

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 5:23 pm
  • again: the best player in baseball struck out thrice on 12 pitches. twice looking, one of which with the bases loaded.

    YFinBeantown October 5, 2006, 5:28 pm
  • I’m with AG on this one. It’s easy to blame A-Rod, and he had a crappy, crappy day, but so did half the team.
    Even for YFs who don’t like him, he’s your thirdbaseman for the next four to ten years, so get used to it.

    Sam October 5, 2006, 5:49 pm
  • Meanwhile in San Diego, Jeff Weaver pitched 5 innings of 2-hit shutout ball. Guess that’s why they play the games, eh?..

    yankeemonkey October 5, 2006, 5:57 pm

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