In Full Force: Os – Yanks Gamer II

I’m late with the game thread. Yanks just went up 3-1 on a Robi sac fly, and are showing off a lineup we haven’t ever seen before. Where would you imagine a lineup that has the number two hitter in the American League batting ninth? Come to think of it, with the way they both have been swinging lately, he should be leading off and Johnny could bat ninth. Give Robi some more ABs, Joe! Lineups in the extended. Comment away.

Baltimore
B. Roberts .290
M. Mora 3b .272
N. Markakis rf .295
M. Tejada ss .331
J. Gibbons dh .277
R. Hernandez c .275
D. Newhan cf .243
K. Millar 1b .269
J. Fiorentino lf .241

NY Yankees
J. Damon cf .288
D. Jeter ss .340
B. Abreu rf .339
A. Rodriguez .284
J. Giambi dh .252
G. Sheffield 1b .293
H. Matsui lf .302
J. Posada c .277
R. Cano 2b .343

22 comments… add one

  • Nice play by Tejada to get ARod at first; close play. Looked like ARod pulled up a step to soon to me. Anyone agree?

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • Giambi is now 2-2; his first AB was a homer, and now he singles the other way.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Jorge hits a three run shot to right.
    This lineup is scary. I have to remember that this is the Orioles.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Chen comes in to staunch the bleeding. That’s like lighting your face on fire and putting it out with a rake.
    However, he does get Robi to pop out to end the inning.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Bad call at first robs the Yanks of a DP.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Wang pitches out of the jam in the fourth. Someone is warming in the pen. Couldn’t see his number. Was that Rasner?
    Damon says “Bat me ninth? Up yours, RODENT!” and knocks one into the seats in right to make it 9-2 NY.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • Jeter walks, Abreu singles, Bernie runs for Bobby since it’s becoming a blowout, and ARod doubles to left to make it 10-3 NY.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Giambi singles through the shift to score two more. 12-3 NY. Gawd. This is bloody. Still no outs in the top of four.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • seriously, this line-up is the best one I’ve ever rooted for. Is that hyperbole?

    Nick-YF September 27, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Make that 12-2 NY. Sheff is still swinging from his heels, falling into the plate as he tries to KILL the ball with every swing. Love it, but he’s behind 1-2. He fouls another back, and then hits one rilly, rilly hard that is just foul of the third base pole. Wow. Then a hard single to left. Tejada was playing towards second and it is through easily. It looks like he is getting his timing back.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Nick, I can’t remember ever seeing a line-up like this, not that the O’s pitching is any true test.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Baltimore sends rookie reliever Sendy Rleal into the fray. He’s got an interesting delivery. Looks slow and controlled, but accelerates right as he is approaching the release point with a vicious snap. Reminds me in a remote way of a certain Panamanian reliever.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • After pulling several pitches including a crush into the upper deck foul in right, Posada grounds a slow roller that scores a run. The only play is to second. First and thrid, one out to Cano.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Cano strikes out swinging on an 0-2 slider (I think) that was about a half foot off the plate.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • We should see wholesale substitution now as this game has run away from Baltimore. Cabrera in for Damon. He flies out to left center to end the inning.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Wang is still pitching for NY; Mora leads off the Baltimore 5th.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • …ho hum….where are the sox fans….?

    dc September 27, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Yeah, it’s a bit ho-hum for Yanks and Sox fans this and next week. Price to pay for an early entry and an early exit. I just can’t get as excited about home field advantage that I wanted to a little while back, when I thought it might manufacture some interest for me. The batting race doesn’t get me worked up that much either, though I keep posting to the contrary. I want the Yanks to get healthy, rested, and motivated for October while the Sox fans wait for the off-season trades. Baseball is no doubt a better game for fans when it’s neck-neck. Instead, we wait.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • Oh, and Cano went yard for his first hit on the night.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Robbie’s dinger was BOMB. Thanks for keeping the Yank threads flowing AG. School is murder right now, I don’t have the time to take a leak. I’m gonna make time come next week by god.

    bloodyank78 September 27, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • *was a BOMB* big towering mother, it was beautiful. I think Cano can be a 25 HR guy next year.

    bloodyank78 September 27, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • I agree, BY. I think Cano will hit 25 dingers and drive in 100 ribbies next season.
    Thanks for keeping the thread alive, AG. I was watching the game and I feel sorry for any pitcher who faces that lineup in the playoffs. Wow.

    Sam September 28, 2006, 8:30 am

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