Hits? Scarce. Runs? Scherzer: Yanks-Tigers gamer IV

So Freddy Garcia wasn’t great, but his Yankee batsmen? There was no “there” there. Miggy and Mags did all the damage needed in the second and third, and of the 30 Yankees that came to the plate, six made it to first base. No Yankee made it to third. Teixeira got to second twice, once on a double, and once on indifference after a walk, because why should the Tigers care? The Yankees didn’t seem to. There is one totally cool thing that happened after Max Scherzer hobbled the anemic Yankee batters for 8 innings in that the Tigers have a really good reliever named Al Alburquerque. He’s shooting to the top with a bullet as owning one of the greatest baseball names ever. If there’s ever a gritty second basemen that comes up whose name happens to be “Ike Isotope..” No, that’s just silly.

Anyway, YUCK. We SUCKED.

Now that that is out of our system (riiiiiiiight), it’s nearing time for a getaway game at Comerica, and AJ will lock horns — or whiskers if I am allowed to mix animal metaphors — with the Tigers, who send Rick Porcello. We need some hits, boys.

Comment away.

100 comments… add one

  • ARod and Jeter are out of the lineup today…
    I hate watching the games on Gamecast at work normally, but after the way we’ve been playing it might be better.
    Can AJ really win his 5th game…already??? The dudes been good, but we’ve seen this movie before.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 12:07 pm
  • “…Can AJ really win his 5th game…already??? …”
    he heard that by winning all these games he might have a chance at being my most favorite yankee…at some point he’ll look at a calendar and realize it’s not april anymore…

    dc May 5, 2011, 12:56 pm
  • Godd%&n Burnett tried to pick Kelly at 1st and threw it into RF instead. So disappointing and frustrating. Kelly on 3B now.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 1:22 pm
  • I just got home for lunch…
    …just in time to see AJ chuck a pickoff attempt into RF allowing the runner to get to 3rd.
    I am very glad I am not going to be able to watch this game.
    0-1 as I’m typing.
    Game over. Being that we cannot fucking score any runs…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 1:23 pm
  • And thanks to that BS, what should have ben a harmless long fly ball becomes a sac fly and it’s 1-0 Tigers in the 1st. The Yankees are playing sloppy. Sloppy defense, sloppy baserunning, sloppy ABs. It’s F’ing annoying. Inning over. And rant too.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 1:24 pm
  • I’ve missed your crazy fatalistic pessimism, Krueg. It gives me a nostalgic “it’s definitely baseball season” feeling :-)

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 1:26 pm
  • Two away faster than you can say “you guys stink”. Their offense has completely abandoned them. I mean, not even hard outs. They look terrible at the plate right now.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 1:29 pm
  • Wow.. Don Kelly.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 1:30 pm
  • Just catching up. Ick.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 1:32 pm
  • I’m over it. It’s amazing we’ve even won 17 games at this point…our PITCHING has been the difference. Who ever would have thought that…
    We are supposed to go out tomorrow night to watch the game vs the Rags…I’m seriously reconsidering going because there are always SF’s there and if anyone says a fucking word to me, I’m going to end up in jail. I have to imagine the jails in Memphis are kinda like the prison ships the British set up during the Revolution, or that prison complex in Chicago during the Civil War.
    It’s just not worth it. Although pounding my fists into the head and neck of a mouthy SF does sound fun…
    I kid, I kid…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 1:33 pm
  • Back to work I go…yay. Not.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 1:34 pm
  • You sound a bit tense. Maybe you should take up smoking again, Krueg. ;)

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 1:36 pm
  • Burnett looks good in the second.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 1:36 pm
  • AJ doing pretty well throwing it to the plate. It’s his throw to 1st he needs to work on. End of the 2nd.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 1:36 pm
  • Nunez bunts on. If it weren’t for infield hits we’d never get out of the batter’s box.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 1:41 pm
  • Nunez with a textbook bunt. That was perfect, and I hate bunts.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 1:41 pm
  • Hit and run, Nunez into second on the 4-3. Swisher up with two away.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 1:43 pm
  • What would YFs do if Jeter got Pipp’d? What if Nunez tears it up while Jetes is nursing his hip? (cue “old person joke”…).
    Serious question, though certainly not seriously likely.

    SF May 5, 2011, 1:44 pm
  • Swish works a bunt, and Cano is up. He is our one consistent hitter….

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 1:46 pm
  • > Pipp’d
    I’d probably be thankful.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 1:48 pm
  • “What would YFs do if Jeter got Pipp’d?”
    I really think I want another few weeks on Jeter. As weekly as he is hitting, he is getting on base. I wouldn’t object to him being bumped down the line-up however.
    Weak ground out to end the inning. Darn. We’re up to 3 LOB. More ofthe same.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 1:49 pm
  • Granderson singles.
    Gosh I love that guy.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 1:59 pm
  • Wow… Granderson scores from first on a triple by Chavez.. Don Kelly tried to to make a diving grab but missed, and now Chavez is hurt, pointing at his foot or leg after coming into third. Looks like ARod has to go to work.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:05 pm
  • Yep.. Alex comes in to pinch run at third.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:06 pm
  • Russell Martin up with two away.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:07 pm
  • Martin walks. Porcello getting squeezed.. a couple of those pitches looked really good on the outside corner. First and third, two outs to Nunez.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:08 pm
  • 5 days clean and sober AG…don’t tempt me.
    Did we seriously score a run???? I am in shock.
    Did Chavez look bad? I hope not. The guy was playing great. Bummer.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:09 pm
  • Nunez rips a RBI single. Martin to second. Love it. OK, I changed my mind: Pipp Jeter now :)

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:10 pm
  • Chavez came into third and pointed at his foot calling for a trainer. He limped off upright, for whatever that is worth.
    Nunez singles to right, scoring Rodriguez as Martin moves to second.
    Yankees lead 2-1.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:11 pm
  • He was helped off the field with a seemingly bad ankle-sprain or some such thing.
    I am eating “Tomato-Ketchup” flavored potato chips from the hotel mini-bar. Really pretty digusting. Tastes like V-8 chips. Didn’t even know they has such a thing.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:12 pm
  • 2 runs in ONE INNING???? This is unreal. I’m going to go play the powerball today…
    Maybe Chavez has a hangnail or something. Yeah, a hangnail.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:12 pm
  • > 5 days clean and sober AG
    Proud of you, Krueg.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:13 pm
  • I LOVE KETCHUP CHIPS!!! IH, maybe you just have bad ones…the Lays from Canada are amazing. I order them online…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:13 pm
  • Infield single. Nunez beats it to second, Gardner reaches 1st, Martin on 3rd. Swisher up. Big big AB here…

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:13 pm
  • Thanks brother.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:14 pm
  • Santiago has to range into the grass to field a hopper by Gardner, and Nunez is safe at second as the throw comes in a beat late, with Gardner at first. Bases juiced for Swisher, who is swinging out of his shoes, missing. Down 0-2.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:14 pm
  • These ARE Lays Krueg. Wow. To each his own. I’ll put some in my suitcase for you…
    And it’s 1-2 to Swish.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:15 pm
  • I don’t know what ketchup chips are, but I want them. Now.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:15 pm
  • Gamecast or John and Sue on the phone? Tough call…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:16 pm
  • Inge snags a laser, ending the inning.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:16 pm
  • Darn. Weak. Doing the crazy-LOB thing again today.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:16 pm
  • Wait. I want HP sauce-chips. That would really rock.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:17 pm
  • Ketchup chips are the greatest snack food of all time…although both IH and my wife think they are disgusting???
    Thanks IH! It’s probably cheaper for you to bring them back from the land of the pharoahs than me ordering them from Canada…I’m embarrassed for how much I pay for them online.
    Swish choked I see…lame.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:18 pm
  • > Swish choked I see…lame
    He hit it hard the other way. Unfortunately, Inge was standing in that spot.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:21 pm
  • I’m actually in Amman, Jordan now. No pharaohs. But they apparently do have ketchup-chips!
    Swish did ok – his liner was right at Inge.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:21 pm
  • Got it…the gamecast made it look like a little weak fly ball.
    Egypt, Jordan…are you a member of Seal Team 6 IH???

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:24 pm
  • Damnit!!!!! Nunez rotine grounder and he throws it in the ground for Teix who can’t scoop it. Putting the tying run on and bringing up Cabrera of all people. SLOPPY!!!!

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:24 pm
  • Not Abbottabad stops on this trip :)
    AJ gets Cabrera to pop-out

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:25 pm
  • Ouch.. Boesch hits a squib at Nunez as Teix mixes a scoop. Not a great throw. Not an awful one either, but that will have to be an E6

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:25 pm
  • You guys may be unhappy with your pitching staff, but be thankful you don’t have to watch John Lackey pitch for your team.
    This has to be some form of punishment for us SFs.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:26 pm
  • Lackey is getting lit up…per usual.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:27 pm
  • I’m watching the Halos/Sox on the split screen, SF. I see your pain.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:28 pm
  • AJ back-to-back Ks to Cabrera and VMart

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:29 pm
  • You are an international man of mystery IH…no doubt.
    I think the range-less, washed up, crappy SS would have made that play? Is that fair to say?
    AJ having another solid outing. Gotta give it to the guy…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:29 pm
  • Cano goes the other way for his second single of the game.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:31 pm
  • Teixeira into the 463. Blech.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:32 pm
  • Tex is due for a bomb.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:32 pm
  • Or another fucking double play…
    Have we ever hit into this many DP’s? Like…ever???
    I can’t punch a whole through the wall in my office…probably not a good idea.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:33 pm
  • Granderson chases a change away to retire the side. I have to step out for a bit. See you guys later.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:35 pm
  • > probably not a good idea
    No, unless you work for a swiss cheese company.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 2:36 pm
  • Our process flows and SOP’s are swiss cheese-like, but no… :)

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:38 pm
  • Sterling making it sound like Swisher made an amazing catch. Was it? Then Sterling goes and says “and if he indeed does throw a no-hitter, it’ll be partially because of that”. It’s still the 5th inning John.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:39 pm
  • I didn’t even notice that he has a no-no going…rowdy!

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:41 pm
  • A-Rod singles – has trouble remembering what those white square things are placed evenly part from one anothr in a swquare. Just stand on that one Alex…

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:46 pm
  • I’m not even going to say anything.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:47 pm
  • And it’s another DP. Why? Because we can damnit. Not every team can hit into DPs with such consistency.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:47 pm
  • As you guys obviously know/see…I am not a baseball guy but what can we do about this huge problem????
    More hit and runs? Start having guys steal more often?

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:48 pm
  • 2-2. Awesome.
    This loss will not be AJ’s fault…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 2:55 pm
  • The problem with hit and runs is the Yankees can’t seem to communicate that they want such a play to the baserunner and the batter on the same play. Which dort of defeats the purpose. Nunez lines out. 1 away

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:59 pm
  • So we are stuck then, huh IH?

    krueg May 5, 2011, 3:04 pm
  • Here comes the implosion…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 3:14 pm
  • Yep. 3rd loss in a row. Wake me up at the trade deadline.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 3:16 pm
  • Damn. Wheels coming off. Bases loaded on the HBP with no outs. Inge up.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:16 pm
  • Well at least AJ didn’t kill him.
    Now a deep fly to LF has everyone advance on the tag.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 3:17 pm
  • they had lost 5 straight…couldn’t beat anyone…they gift us the first game, then win 3 straight…
    If you need a boost, play the fucking Yankees. I am going to fucking puke.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 3:18 pm
  • sorry, theyhad lost SIX straight…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 3:19 pm
  • Well, Nunez just made sure he won’t Pipp Jeter today.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 3:23 pm
  • My goodness. That’t the second ball hit right at Nunez that he fielded cleanly and then threw poorly. In this case he freaking aired it over Teix’s head. 2-runs score on what should have been the inning-ending out. That’s probably the game. Really really really awful Nunez.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:24 pm
  • I am feeling very surly, as we probably all are. Someone order me to leave this thread before I start looking for something obvious to bring me at least a little baseball-related joy.

    SF May 5, 2011, 3:25 pm
  • This looks like the team all the haters and pundits were predicting…I’m going to do some work now.
    Downward spiral is now in full effect. Over/under on consecutive loses? Swept by the Rags this weekend would make it 6 straight losses and we should be out of first…

    krueg May 5, 2011, 3:27 pm
  • it’s your site and I’m out anyway SF…go nuts. Show your true nature.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 3:28 pm
  • Want to feel better SF? Keep your eyes on Eduardo Nunez.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:30 pm
  • And the hits just keep on coming: Eric Chavez diagnosed with a fractured foot. Lovely.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:30 pm
  • Posada down on strikes. O for 4 on the day. Nice Jorge.
    Our offense is H O R R I B L E right now. And the amount of time it took me to ALL CAP that is three times as long as it takes a Yankee starter to strike out and twice as long as it takes him to GIDP. I am not wathing the 9th. Good night.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:38 pm
  • Forgot about the early game. Not looking good right now..

    Lar May 5, 2011, 3:38 pm
  • Wow, they had the lead. AJ with some poor luck it seems, but also the Yanks scored like 4 runs the last three games or so? Not going to cut it..

    Lar May 5, 2011, 3:39 pm
  • AJ was OK frankly. He gave up 2 ER — a third run was his fault (after hitting a batter he then threw the pick-off throw into RF advancing the runner all the way to 3rd and he came in on a sac fly). The other two runs are squarely on Eduardo Nunez’s diminutive shoulders. And the deficit is squarely on the crappy offense, which got hosed by Rick Porcello of all people.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:41 pm
  • Brennan Boesch has 2 HRs on the year. And they are both on the Yankees. Why I stuck around I do not know. OK really now, good bye.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:42 pm
  • ARod gives a glimmer of hope with a single to lead off the ninth.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 3:54 pm
  • No double play, at least. Well, not the conventional type.

    Lar May 5, 2011, 3:58 pm
  • Martin lines it back off Valverde’s leg, Santiago fields it and gets Martin at first. Score it 163. ARod at third, Nunez for redemption.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 3:58 pm
  • Odds on a DP AG?

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:59 pm
  • Weird about this cold streak is that Gardner the firestarter is really getting it done, but no one else is, not even ARod who was hot earlier..

    Lar May 5, 2011, 3:59 pm
  • Nunez pops out. IH: I didn’t see your comment in time, but it would have been short odds. Gardner is our final hope.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • I really dislike Valvarde. But ya, tough break sometimes..

    Lar May 5, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • Here’s a perfect stat to reflect how this game went: The Tigers have a total of 4 hits. And they are winning 6-3.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 4:04 pm
  • LHP tomorrow…automatic loss. Although the weather is nice down here now…who am I kidding…we have no chance. The Rags actually have a great offense, unlike the shit team that just beat us 3 straight.
    I am not happy right now. Might have to buy smokes on the way home.

    krueg May 5, 2011, 4:12 pm
  • > Might have to buy smokes on the way home
    Don’t do it, buddy. Hang tough. Buy morphine instead.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 4:22 pm
  • If this is what the Yankees can muster against the Tigs, what hope do they have in Arlington against a decent offensive team and relatively league-average pitching team?
    That’s right, you’re not from Texas.

    attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 4:26 pm
  • “what hope do they have…”
    A. 0
    B. None
    C. Snowball in hell
    D. Soriano with a lead
    E. All of the above

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 5:03 pm

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