It’s Astounding, Time Is Fleeting: O’s-Yanks Gamer XV

New York looks to sweep the O’s and shave their playoff magic number to five as Andy Pettitte takes the mound tonight at The Stadium. In his last start, Pettitte gave up five runs, four earned, and left with a no-decision at Fenway after which the Yankees mounted an improbable eight inning comeback to snatch a victory. Andy has given up 27 hits in his last 16.2 innings, allowing 12 runs over the span.

Oregon City native Brian Burres gets the start for the Orioles. Shout out to the 5—0—3! Lame, gerb. Anyway, Burres bested Roger Clemens on July 28th at Oriole Park where he allowed only one run on a dinger to Godzilla, giving up four hits and three walks while notching seven strikeouts.

Cleveland swept Detroit with a 4-2 win at the Jake today on the shoulders of seven full from C.C. Sabathia, who recorded his 18th win, along with Casey Blake’s second home run of the series (the other being the walk-off in the 11th of the first game). Cleveland momentarily shares the best record in the majors with Boston, pending the outcome of the action the Sox’ contest with the Jays at Rogers Centre. Tomorrow, the Yanks rest while they await the arrival of the aforementioned Jays for the final homestand of the season, before traveling to the Trop and then on to Camden Yards to finish out the reggalar.

With last night’s victory, the Yankees have won five series in a row and six of seven; on the season, they have taken 6 games out of 14 against the O’s, scoring 75 runs against while allowing 79 to Charm City’s finest. Damon and Giambi are getting the night off against the left-handed Burres.

It’s just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. Gametime-warp in one hour. Lineups follow; comment away.

Baltimore
B. Roberts 2b .291
M. Mora 3b .270
M. Tejada ss .299
N. Markakis rf .290
K. Millar 1b .255
A. Huff dh .284
R. Hernandez c .246
J. Payton lf .254
T. Redman cf .326
 
NY Yankees
M. Cabrera cf .283
D. Jeter ss .319
B. Abreu rf .287
A. Rodriguez 3b .310
J. Posada c .337
H. Matsui lf .289
R. Cano 2b .302
S. Duncan dh .254
D. Mientkiewicz 1b .248
B. Burres rhp

5.47
A. Pettitte lhp

3.89
36 comments… add one
  • Shelley!!!!!!! Fist pumps and fore-arm bashes all around.

    IronHorse (yf) September 19, 2007, 6:12 pm
  • Tejada is rightfully demonstrative after getting rung up on a pitch a half-foot outside. Two away to Nick M.

    attackgerbil September 19, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Posada throws out Huff after a K by AP.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • So how we feeling about the Toronto matchups:
    Halladay 15-7 3.82 vs. Wang 18-7 3.82
    Marcum 12-6 4.18 vs. Kennedy 1-0 1.89
    McGowan 11-9 3.84 vs. Rocket 6-6 4.18
    Glad Burnett’s not in there.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Ugh, Monday is
    Hughes v. Burnett

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • a thrilla by godzilla!! Yanks 1-0
    basehit by Cano
    For some reason I feel like I’m talking to myself…hmmmph. Maybe y’all are just typing quietly.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • AP working on his fifth career shutout.
    And this’ll be what, 4 straight wins?
    (Hi J)

    Tyrel SF September 19, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Strikeout/throwout double play!
    & Tyrel, YFs aren’t nearly as superstitious as SFs. No Curse of the Bambino for us. So jinx away!!

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • It’s seriously EERIE how quiet the Sox thread is. Like, I think a tumbleweed just blew by and left a comment.
    If I were a SF, despite the recent pitfalls, I wouldn’t be that worried. Yanks are playing 4 good Toronto pitchers, and winning 2 more games than SF is an uphill battle.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • “YFs aren’t nearly as superstitious as SFs”
    for some reason… “We believe in nothing, Lebowski. Nothing. And tomorrow we come back and we cut off your chonson.”

    Tyrel SF September 19, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • “That ball is HIGH, it is FAR, it is….CAUGHT. End of inning.”
    Okay, that sucked, Sterling.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Baltimore is really mailing it in…we should go back to the balanced schedule…all these late season games vs Balt, TB, and Toronto are boring.

    dknyc September 19, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Tyrel: you go up several notches just for quoting such a gem. Now give us back our marmot!

    IronHorse (yf) September 19, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • I’m throwing rocks tonight. Mark it, Dude.

    Tyrel SF September 19, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • This whole game reminds me of ‘Nam…

    IronHorse (yf) September 19, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • The 8th inning is happening again for Boston…this time under Timlin’s watch.

    IronHorse (yf) September 19, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • “and winning 2 more games than SF is an uphill battle.”
    Is SF pitching for the Sox tomorrow?

    AndrewYF September 19, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Papelbon gives up GS!! Smiles!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) September 19, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • Ha! I mean, maybe, since Tito’s trying to rest his rotation.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • COME ON MO!

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Definitely not quite as commanding as the old (young) Mo.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • So many foul balls this inning…how bout missing the bat Mo?

    dknyc September 19, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Man, that was close…

    dknyc September 19, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • enough w/ the fouls already. i am nail-less at this point.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • What is going on here? Cmon Mo…

    dknyc September 19, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • i take it back. fouls: OK;
    BBs: not.

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Mo has been used a lot lately. The day off tomorrow helps, but a bit more rest than that would help too methinks.
    1st time vs. Mo and a lefty. Come on Mo – introduce him to the Sandman.

    IronHorse (yf) September 19, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Nails looooong gone…

    yankeemonkey September 19, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • He’s getting the LOW strike calls. Me likey.

    IronHorse (yf) September 19, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • YES!!!

    dknyc September 19, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • 1 GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    J (yf) September 19, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • YEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!

    yankeemonkey September 19, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Bat off the shoulder? noooooooooooooooooo.
    Greetings Boston.

    IronHorse (yf) September 19, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Thank God that Payton got himself thrown out…he would have been up in that spot.

    dknyc September 19, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • LOL @ Payton. I was watching ESPN highlights and I almost thought that it was old footage and the Yankees didn’t play today.

    doug YF September 20, 2007, 1:33 am
  • Hell yeah to the Five-Oh-Three!!! Great game, Yanks!

    nettles-yf September 20, 2007, 1:57 am

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