Hughes, Center Square, For The Win: Jays-Yanks Gamer III

It’s the rubber match with the Jays today, with Phil Franchise getting his inaugural start of the season trying to land the series victory. Dustin McGowan is reportedly recovering from flu-like symptoms, but he is supposedly able to start. If not, Gibbons said Toronto will turn to Shaun Marcum.

Pete Abe wrote that Jorge is still sitting out and that Matsui will play left while Johnny slots at DH, providing Godzilla some field time prior to Melky’s suspension for (allegedly?) punching Longoria. I’m looking forward to seeing if the Yanks can get a few runs some way other than waiting for ARod to clear the bags.

Comment away…

Lineups from Kat O’Brien

Eckstein SS
Stairs LF
Rios RF
Wells CF
Thomas DH
Overbay 1B
Hill 2B
Scutaro 3B
Zaun C
McGowan RHP

Damon DH
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
A-Rod 3B
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Matsui LF
Molina C
Melky CF
Hughes RHP

164 comments… add one
  • Kind of excited about this start. It is Hughes, after all, symbolism and all.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:02 pm
  • Who will win the epic battle of grit vs. talent? Clearly, grit must… oh wait, this is the real world, talent prevails. One down.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:13 pm
  • Hughes!!!!!!!!
    Who needs Santana?

    YF April 3, 2008, 7:14 pm
  • Wow, Hughes looking VERY strong in the 1st. The crowd seems to be really into the game too, they’re loud as hell.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:16 pm
  • =P This Eckstein meme is going to last a bit, eh?
    Hughes sets them all down, with 2 Ks. 1 inning, 13 pitches. Good start thus far.
    After half inning, no score.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:16 pm
  • Those are some powerful sideburns on McGowan.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:18 pm
  • JD strikes out, but gives a good 6 pitch at bat. By the way, McGowen is starting, in case you wonder if Marcum will step in yet.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:18 pm
  • I guess since the perfect season is over, the YF’s are all gone? Sadface.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:19 pm
  • I’m a devotee of Fire Joe Morgan. I’m physically incapable of NOT mocking Eckstein.
    Hughes looks annoyingly good.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:19 pm
  • Jeter aggressive, with a ground out on the third pitch. Though to be fair, they weren’t bad pitches to hit, fastballs near the middle of the plate..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:20 pm
  • I don’t know if the SF’s are trying to reverse jinx, but =P

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:20 pm
  • Wow, McGowan matches Hughes out-for-out.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:21 pm
  • Abreu strikes out.
    After 1, McGowen and Hughes with identical pitch counts – 13 pitches, 9 strikes. McGowen doesn’t look that good to me..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:22 pm
  • WTF are they showing Phil’s injury again?!

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:23 pm
  • Micah, I LOVE FireJoeMorgan. Especially the recent article about how Dusty Baker doesn’t like players that draw a lot of walks because “He doesn’t want to clog up the bases.”
    Lar, not trying the reverse jynx, just genuinely impressed with Hughes. I’ve said it a few times on here in the last month, but this is going to be Hughes’ break-out year.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:23 pm
  • Wells pops out.
    Ya, they got to make the game faster so that TV doesn’t have enough time to do stupid things like that. Or say things like “he’s not a clutch hitter”..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:24 pm
  • FJM is one of the first sites I check every morning. Did anyone see when they opened up comments? That was hysterical.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:25 pm
  • Atheose – ya, I’m just toning down my expectations for myself as well. He looks amazing, and might be for awhile, but that second look around the league might be painful.
    I’ll be delighted if he gets a ~4 ERA with a good WHIP.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • HUUUUUUUGHES. 6 in a row, easy

    YF April 3, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • Hughes make short work of the 4-6 hitters. 7 pitches for the inning, now he’s thrown 20 pitches, 14 for strikes.
    After 1 1/2, no score.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • I hate Michael Kay. Just wanted to get that off my chest.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • I’m watching without the sounds on. =)

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:27 pm
  • Good thinking, Lar. Unfortunately I’m doing something else at the same time and have to rely on sound to know what’s happening. Sigh.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:30 pm
  • McGowan doesn’t look too good right now, but it could just be one of those mini-streaks. 2 straight 2-0 counts, though ARod grounds out.
    Giambi now at 3-2.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:30 pm
  • I think we all hate Michael Kay, YM. I’m watching Two and a Half Men in the background.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:31 pm
  • Well, there goes McGowan’s perfect game =P

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:31 pm
  • Giambi works a walk, the first baserunner of the game. Roids or no, still got the good eye, I guess.
    And in contrast, here’s Cano.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:31 pm
  • Cano GIDP. Is it me or does he do that more than any other Yankee?

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:32 pm
  • And just as quickly, Cano down on one pitch. Well, Giambi is out on a FC anyhow.
    Go Matsui!

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:32 pm
  • Yeah, FJM is a beautiful thing – and they’re all Sox fans, and Ken Tremendous is Mose from The Office. It’s like my Holy Grail of internet sites.
    Hughes is mowing ’em down. He’ll have his rough patches this year, but if he stays healthy I’m going with “breakout year” as well because I’m a pessimist.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:33 pm
  • Atheose – he hits the ball hard and doesn’t run too well. Happens.
    Though, not in this case..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:33 pm
  • Whoops, didn’t mean to call it a GIDP.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:34 pm
  • The home team is, how shall we say this…”uninspiring,” to say the least.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:35 pm
  • Matsui Ks.
    We got a semi-pitcher’s duel here, and everytime I say that I jinx it. McGowan with 27 pitches, 16 for strikes after 2.
    No score.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:35 pm
  • Wait, Ken Tremendous is WHO from The Office?

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:36 pm
  • Aaron Hill flies out after going 0-2. This guy is a tough out (yesterday when I saw it in person anyhow)..
    Mose is Dwight’s weird brother, right?

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:38 pm
  • Scutaro lines out on a 2-1 pitch. Went the other way..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:39 pm
  • SHUT UP, Kay!!!

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:40 pm
  • Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughes. 3 innings, and nada thus far. 29 pitches, 21 for strikes.
    Still no score after 2 1/2.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:40 pm
  • HUUUUGHES. Keeping the ball hard and low and throwing strikes.
    We know he likes that first start. Stretch the hammies, kid!

    YF April 3, 2008, 7:41 pm
  • FJM are Sox fans, but they’re usually pretty objective when it comes to Yankee-related stuff

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:41 pm
  • Yes, Mose is Dwight’s weird Amish-looking brother. Michael Schur (Ken Tremendous) is actually one of the writers and has produced some of the episodes, but makes cameos as Mose. A lot of the writers actually star in the show (Ryan and Kelly are both on the writing staff).
    29 pitches through 3. Looks like he’s going to go deep into the game at this rate.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:42 pm
  • Generation Trey. *Puke*

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:42 pm
  • YM: Yes, they did spend all year defending Alex Rodriguez. Which I agree with – as much as I hate him, he is a tremendous ballplayer and takes a ridiculous amount of unwarranted criticism.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:43 pm
  • By the way, my fantasy team here blows. Haha, now that Putz is out for a bit, I’m down Kaz, Smoltz, Putz, and Sosa, if you will. Tough week, tough week..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:43 pm
  • OK, who had Jose Molina breaking up the perfect game?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:44 pm
  • Sight of Molina makes me sad. I wonder if Giradi could hit better than him. I kid, of course, but come back, Posada!

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:44 pm
  • ym, Giambi walked earlier, but as soon as I submit that, he singles. Figures.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:45 pm
  • I call foul on this “Molina brother hitting well” stuff. You guys already have an age-defying miracle at catcher in Jorge Posada and now you get a MOLINA brother to hit well for you? No fair. :P

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:46 pm
  • OK, who had Molina breaking up the perfect game no-hitter?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:46 pm
  • Wow, I didn’t know Mose was Ken Tremendous. I’ve only seen him in the one episode when Dwight took Ryan out to the beet farm. Crazy stuff.
    Wow, Molina breaks up the nono?

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:46 pm
  • Ugh, again with this bunting shit.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:48 pm
  • Melky walks after Molina singles. Now I’ve seen it all.
    Let’s get this rally started!

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:48 pm
  • Uh oh, Yankees are threatening in the 3rd…

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:48 pm
  • Oof. Right at Rios.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:49 pm
  • Indeed.. indeed..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:50 pm

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:51 pm
  • Bad luck for Damon.
    So, anyone surprised that the Braves scratched Hampton tonight? Anyone? Bueller?

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:51 pm
  • McGowan draws a double plan to escape trouble. Hughes back up.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:51 pm
  • Ack, the Captain GIDP. That’s the second one in two day, at least. Grumbles.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:51 pm
  • How many DPs has Kaptain Klutch hit into already? At least 2, right? And we’re only 2+ games into the season.
    Maybe Damon *should* have bunted…

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:52 pm
  • Ouch. Jeter is not having a good start to this game.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:53 pm
  • Heh. Great minds, Lar…
    I never thought I’d say that, but I miss the Aflac duck. Seriously, “NY Smokers Quit Line”? WTF?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:53 pm
  • Oh ya, through 3 innings, McGowan at 46 pitches, 26 for strikes. Still no score.

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:54 pm
  • Hmm. Who had F*KING ECKSTEIN breaking up the perfecto?!

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:55 pm
  • Eckstein’s grits is fouling off some tough pitches..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:55 pm
  • Ouch. Bloop double breaks up history. That was cheap.

    YF April 3, 2008, 7:56 pm
  • Matsui is lucky that Eckstein wasn’t on his way to third.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 7:56 pm
  • Commercial breaks are the one time where I’m glad I’m still at work. I don’t think I want to know.
    Eckstein ends the perfect game with a gritty double to left!

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:56 pm
  • Stairs moves the runner over with a ground out..

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:57 pm
  • Moving the runner over with a groundout? What is this… NATIONAL League baseball? For shame, Blue Jays. For shame.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 7:58 pm
  • 4-3 from stairs puts eckstein on 3rd. hughes needs a k or a break here. deserves it, too. would be sad to give up a run on an out after this start.

    YF April 3, 2008, 7:58 pm
  • Okay, I’m off to a bar somewhere.. laters..
    Go Yanks!

    Lar April 3, 2008, 7:58 pm
  • Bah.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:58 pm
  • If Eckstine was sandpaper, what grit would he be?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 3, 2008, 7:59 pm
  • Rios = Killer. 1-0 Jays.

    YF April 3, 2008, 7:59 pm
  • Well, he didn’t give it up on an out, YF…

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 7:59 pm
  • Oh great, the Bad News Bears are in!

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:00 pm
  • Man, Rios is hot right now.
    There is no sandpaper gritty enough to match David Eckstein, I’mBillMcNeal. His bats sand themselves while he’s sitting in the dugout.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:01 pm
  • Cano!!! Throw had ’em but it escapes Robi and now Rios is on 3rd, no fault of Hughes. Snake bit.

    YF April 3, 2008, 8:02 pm
  • K!!! Kid does it himself. Big. Hold ’em to 1 and that’s a job well done.

    YF April 3, 2008, 8:03 pm
  • He gets Wells swinging though – may limit the damage to one.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:04 pm
  • And he gets the Big Hurt too. Impressive recovery.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:07 pm
  • Frank Thomas you IDIOT! You’re on my fantasy league, what are you doing getting yourself thrown out of the game? Granted it was inside, but still! Way to be selfish.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 8:07 pm
  • Apparently Thomas was NOT happy with that call. Ejected!

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:08 pm

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:08 pm
  • Thomas K’s looking at one belt high to end it. Then tossed for carping about it. Not sure what he’s thinking. Hughes was right on the corners that at bat, got no favors, and the final one looked to be good, if inside corner. Grab some bench.
    Phenomenal job to work out of trouble from the kid. A cheap double and an error, and he holds the line

    YF April 3, 2008, 8:09 pm
  • Atheose – what does it matter this week? We’re both getting our asses kicked. :)
    I did grab Cueto today, though, hopefully he’s got a few more of those brilliant games in him before Dusty makes his arm fall off.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:09 pm
  • And Abreu gets on for A-Rod. Bleh.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • ::gently weeps::

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:11 pm
  • MK saying that the ump called that pitch a ball earlier in the at-bat. I can see why Thomas was pissed, but he deserved to be tossed, too. No need to overreact like that.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 3, 2008, 8:11 pm
  • That is to say that the pitch was close enough to be called a strike.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 3, 2008, 8:12 pm
  • Are the Jays trying for the Worst Facial Hair/Sideburns award this year? Ick.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:13 pm
  • Good baserunning by Abreu.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:14 pm
  • I think the White Sox are battling them for it, YM. Have you seen Bobby Jenks’ chin?

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 8:14 pm
  • Did I miss something? Was there a stolen base and Gameday didn’t register it? How does Abreu go from first to third on a groundout?

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:14 pm
  • &^%$!!

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:15 pm
  • With good heads-up baserunning, micah.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 3, 2008, 8:15 pm
  • Micah, no one covered third on the Giambi shift.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:15 pm
  • Good point, Atheose. However, the Jays win by sheer numbers. Unless Jenks isn’t the only Sock with a dead animal attached to his chin?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:17 pm
  • YM: Ahhh. That would do it. Thanks.
    Pretty terrible luck for the Yankees this game. Wonder how long McGowan can keep it up.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:18 pm
  • Yeah Micah, seems like all smoke and mirrors so far. It’s not that McGowan is playing well–it’s just that the Yankees aren’t.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 8:19 pm
  • Not entirely true. McGowan has been pretty good. BB to Scutaro. Meh.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:21 pm
  • Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, what’s with the XB hits to shitty hitters?! And what’s with the floating K-zone?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:23 pm
  • Zaun doubles down the right-field. Eckstein up in a big situation, Michael already calling him “pesky”

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 8:23 pm
  • I can’t watch. Someone tell me waht’s happening.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:24 pm
  • It’s hilarious how the umpire towers over Eckstein.
    Grounder to ARod, he bobbles it and Eckstein knocks in a run.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 8:25 pm
  • F*CK!!!!

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:25 pm
  • RBI single for The Gritster.
    I’m really conflicted here. Couldn’t somebody besides David Eckstein beat the Yankees?

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:26 pm
  • Clearly it’s only Eckstein’s grit that’s capable of such feat.
    You know, it’s only been a few games, but I think it’s time for JG to order some extra infield practice or something.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:27 pm
  • Where’d everyone go? Slit their wrists over Eckstein’s spunkiness?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:31 pm
  • I think I’m going to slit *my* wrist over this ineptitude.
    /goes to get razor

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:36 pm
  • Still here. Had to put the kid to bed.
    Anybody seen our 1000 run offense around? Anyone? Hello??

    YF April 3, 2008, 8:37 pm
  • It’s somewhere on a beach, hangin’ with the Tiggers’ offense …

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:38 pm
  • If Phil gets an L hung on him, I’ll…I’ll…do something.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:39 pm
  • That’s a big time quality start for mr. hughes, through 6.
    Wanger was solid in game 1. Moose was adequate in game 2–slow hook may have hurt him.
    Runs please? Can’t win if you don’t score. Pretty simple.

    YF April 3, 2008, 8:43 pm
  • YM: Somewhere, Matt Cain is shaking his head in sympathy.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:44 pm
  • 6 innings, 2R, what more can you ask for from a kid? Where’s our damn offense? I don’t care about 1000 runs, I’ll take 3 right now.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:44 pm
  • Damon doubles. At least now Jeter will have a harder time GIDP’ing. *bitter*

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:47 pm
  • Double, HBP, BB, and here we are, juiced with no outs and Alex at the plate…..

    YF April 3, 2008, 8:54 pm
  • And it looks like McGowan is running out of luck. Here comes A-Rod with the bases loaded. Sigh.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 8:54 pm
  • Hmmm, suboptimal but I’ll take it. C’mon Jason…..

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 8:58 pm
  • Well, we tied it? I guess that’s good.

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:00 pm
  • “Sacrifice double play” – there’s a new and interesting phrase.
    The way that inning unfolded, I kept expecting to look at the pitcher information and see “Daisuke Matsuzaka, 2007 version” sitting there. It reminded me very much of one of his Bad Innings.

    Micah-SF April 3, 2008, 9:02 pm
  • Bases loaded, no outs, all they get is 2 measly runs…A tie is good, of course. At least Phil is off the hook, even though he deserved a W…

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:05 pm
  • It’s so weird…I know it’s Jim Hall announcing, but in my head I keep hearing Bob Sheppard.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • Please note that Girardi is using his good reliever in a tie game. Whither Jeff Weaver…

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:24 pm
  • Nicely done, Joba! And economical, too – only 11 pitches. I wonder if Joe keeps him in for another inning if the game remains tied?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:29 pm
  • A guy named Buck Coates should probably play for one of the Texas teams.
    Nice leadoff single there for Melkster, after the nice inning for Joba.

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Downs is in – Do you bunt Damon here?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:34 pm
  • Good points YM. My guess is he stays in, unless the Yans take the lead here….

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • Does anyone know why Singleton isn’t in the booth?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • Jeter with a picture perfect bunt there. Almost safe. Solid baseball, now get the runner in.
    If the Yanks go up, who plays first?

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • OK, get at least one of ’em in….

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Hmm. Ensberg maybe? Jason did play first the other day with a 1-run lead when Mo saved it…

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:38 pm
  • YAY

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • ABREU! 3-2. Single to center scores the Melkster.

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • Gibbons sticking with the lefty against Alex. Not sure of the splits, but….works this time. K.

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • Um. This should be a good spot to PH for Giambi, no? I guess Girardi figures they’ll just bring in League for a righty?

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • If he makes the last out here, you gotta go for the defensive replacement, right?
    But he takes the HBP. PR? Betemit?

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • Girardi is a genius!

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • Nah, run at 1B doesn’t really matter.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • I guess that was the thinking YM, but it bothers me. Why not force Gibbons to burn League early, and get an AB for a bench player?
    We all thought Joe T loved his vets, but thus far, 3 in, Joe G has been a very reluctant pull.

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:44 pm
  • Yankees are not teh clutch :(

    AndrewYF April 3, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • Didn’t Joe T have an opposite problem and pull Giambi *too* early with his defensive subs?
    Bad Robbie. An insurance run or two would’ve been extra nice.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:46 pm
  • This may sound like heresy, but I’d be almost tempted to leave Joba in…at leat for Wells.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:48 pm
  • Yeah, Joe T pulled G too early.
    Wells up the middle. Been a Yankee killer for years, him.

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:50 pm
  • Grr.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:51 pm
  • Look at Girardi, looking at his stat sheets.

    AndrewYF April 3, 2008, 9:52 pm
  • Look at Jeets! He’s right there on the ball up the middle.
    2 down.
    man on 3rd.
    hill at the plate.
    bite fingernails…..

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:53 pm
  • I love that he has a copy of Baseball Prospectus in his office.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:53 pm
  • Wow, Jeter made a game-saving play to his left! Not trying to flame–I’m sure you YF’s are equally surprised.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 9:54 pm

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:55 pm
  • MO!!!!!
    Freezes ’em on the cutter down the middle.
    Ballgame. 3-2. Well done Yanks.

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:55 pm
  • The Yankees won, and ARod/Cano (the two Yanks on my fantasy team) went 0-8. Worst possible scenario.

    Atheose April 3, 2008, 9:57 pm
  • I guess Jeter must’ve really taken all the talk about his defense to heart. Good.
    Despite the slumbering offennse, this has been a highly entertaining series. If it’s an indication of the season to come, I’ll take it…though scoring more than 3 runs a game every once in a while would be nice.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 9:58 pm
  • It’s the new Jeter, crap the plate, but a whiz in the field. Man’s got RANGE to his right!
    Always confounding, the Captain.

    YF April 3, 2008, 9:59 pm
  • hooray for the captain…yyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy

    dc April 3, 2008, 10:02 pm
  • Phillly Baby!

    J (yf) April 3, 2008, 10:04 pm
  • Nah, it wasn’t all that impressive. He probably should have made that other not-that-hard-hit ball up the middle.

    AndrewYF April 3, 2008, 10:05 pm
  • Johnny Damon gives really goofy interviews. Ditto Billy Traber.

    yankeemonkey April 3, 2008, 10:41 pm
  • Jeter was safe on that bunt, not that I mean to complain. Oh wait, I just did.

    attackgerbil April 4, 2008, 3:40 am
  • “…Jeter was safe on that bunt…”
    …not complaining either, but i did see it the way you did ag…only problem: the ump didn’t…i was watching it on a feed from toronto’s broadcast, and i didn’t see a slowed down replay which would have helped…sometimes those bang-bang full speed angles fool me…not that i’m a fool even though i just called myself one…the ump is still the fool, even though i’m not complaining…uh, you know what i mean…

    dc April 4, 2008, 8:27 am
  • The Yanks still won. No harm, no foul ;-)

    Atheose April 4, 2008, 11:15 am

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