Keep On Keeping On: Snakes-Yanks Gamer II

The New York Yankees are up to something, to say as much about “something” as one might say without incurring the wrath of fate. After Wang’s fine performance last night in counterpoint to a fine performance by the reigning NL Cy Young winner who made one early, costly mistake, the Yanks look to stay up to something and rise above mean tide for the first time in, well, awhile. Livan Hernandez is on the mound for the snakes. He’s winless in his last two outings though both were serviceable starts, and his last win came in a nine-inning, 11-hit affair with Houston. Mike Mussina takes the mound for the Bombers coming off a six-inning, four-hit, one-run performance where he received a no-decision in a game the Yankees ultimately won, and a somewhat irritated and vocal Moose had questions regarding the short leash on which Torre had him. Regardless, his last start was a fine one and hopefully is an indicator that he’s righting his ship. No Melky magic out of the gate tonight as Damon is back out patrolling the field and Jorge is in the DH slot. Cairo and Nieves hit eight and ninth. Comment away.

Arizona Diamondbacks
E. Byrnes lf .318
C. Jackson dh .283
O. Hudson 2b .290
C. Tracy 1b .300
M. Reynolds 3b .315
S. Drew ss .240
C. Young cf .253
M. Montero c .213
C. Quentin rf .212
 
New York Yankees
J. Damon cf .259
D. Jeter ss .328
B. Abreu rf .273
A. Rodriguez 3b .300
J. Posada dh .353
H. Matsui lf .284
R. Cano 2b .270
M. Cairo 1b .233
W. Nieves c .132
17 comments… add one
  • Alex vs. Livan: 6 for 10, 3 doubles, 2 bb, 1 hr.

    YF June 13, 2007, 6:42 pm
  • A few thoughts on the dbacks leadoff man for the evening:
    http://baseballanalysts.com/archives/2007/06/byrning_up_in_t.php

    YF June 13, 2007, 7:06 pm
  • Top 2: leadoff double for Reynolds.

    attackgerbil June 13, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • ALEX!!! Upper Deck to right! Yes, he still owns Livan.

    YF June 13, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • Excuse me, upper deck LEFT. Monster shot.

    YF June 13, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • so quiet tonight…

    nyara June 13, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • Bleacher shot! Matsui! 7-1.

    YF June 13, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Well I can’t say I am glad, but this is starting to make the season interesting again and making me watch the scoreboard to start to track the Yanks. Hopefully they continue to play this way and give us all an exciting summer.

    Rob June 13, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • I wish I were watching this game. Unfortunately, parental duties are pre-empting the telecast. I hope to catch a replay of ARod’s homer. I know he pulled it. How far back did it go? Damn, he’s doing something really special this year.

    attackgerbil June 13, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Great night for Moose. 7.2, 2 runs, 7 ks. Snakes aren’t the Red Sox but good is good.

    YF June 13, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • or more special, I guess.

    attackgerbil June 13, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • A-Rod killed that ball Gerb. Hit the facade of the upper deck in left. Almost never see a ball up there.
    With the Sox losing, it’s like we almost have a competitive division again….

    YF June 13, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • Just got home from the game. My apologies to YF, I thought the thread this morning would jinx us. It was umbrella night??? So now I have a visor, an umbrella and a hat. Each more useless then the next! When is free Miller Lite night? Keep it going boys!

    John - YF (Trisk) June 13, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • I’m quiet because I was at the game – just got back and goooo Yankees!

    Lar June 13, 2007, 11:31 pm
  • As a sidenote (because I can’t find where to post this), the 1978 comparisons are stupid. Let’s say there were 5 games remaining, the Yanks are 2 games out of division, but say, 4 games in front of the wild card. It’s almost certain that Torre will rest his starters, getting ready for playoffs. Thus, the “collapse” would not complete.
    So, it’s obviously not the same..

    Lar June 14, 2007, 9:40 am
  • That’s an interesting idea Lar, but I think it will also have to do with what the potential post-season match-up would be. But it’s a very good point…

    LocklandSF June 14, 2007, 10:20 am
  • Detroit did end up losing their division last year, after all, and ended up in the World Series against the Cards. So it goes both ways too, I guess – if the Sox somehow is a game behind the Yanks with a few remaining, but secure in the WC, I would imagine they get rest too, thus “collapsing”.
    Which might make it moot either way.
    Of course, in order for this to be a question, the Yanks have to play extremely well, and the Sox have to play relatively well for both to make the playoffs to matter.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 10:54 am

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