Lazy Sunday: Gamers (Rangers/Yanks)

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  • Salty fails to look back the runner at third and the Jays get a run, now Lowrie does not run and just has to settle for a single when the ball unexpectedly drops fair. And he would have scored on Drews long single.

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:15 pm
  • Ok, Salty brings home Lowrie, so things have worked out anyway.

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:17 pm
  • Ellsbury home run, 4-1 Sox. Finally Lester has a lead to work with.

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:19 pm
  • Crawford already 0 for 2 again today.
    Obviously everybody else has something better to do today. We haven’t given up yet, have we?

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:21 pm
  • Not I. Tuned in just in time to see Ellsbury’s homer. But I think it’s naptime for me. Need to take advantage when the kids are sleeping, after all! :-)

    Paul SF April 17, 2011, 2:25 pm
  • Three walks already for Lester. Not good.

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:28 pm
  • Looks like we’re in the wrong thread, PBE. This is the Yanks’ gamer.

    Paul SF April 17, 2011, 2:28 pm
  • sorted the posts a bit to keep things cricket; this thread will be for Texas/NY

    attackgerbil April 17, 2011, 2:28 pm
  • Timely DP!

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:29 pm
  • Scary moment as Lester almost gets hit by the broken bat.

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:30 pm
  • Double! Wasn’t Crawford supposed to catch everything in left field?
    Don’t want to get on him too much. He’ll come around.

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:31 pm
  • Sorry Yanks fans. Didn’t want to intrude on your thread. Am off to the right one.

    pale blue eyes April 17, 2011, 2:34 pm
  • No worries, PBE. It’s just a glitch on the server side that we had to juggle. Enjoy the game.

    attackgerbil April 17, 2011, 2:36 pm
  • If someone wants something to be sorry about, it’s the bastard that invented poutine (french fries with gravy and curds). I am so starving for it right now.

    attackgerbil April 17, 2011, 2:47 pm
  • I’m an Eric Chavez fan, and it’s not just because he looks like he could be a lead in a mafia movie.

    DustyDrB - YF April 17, 2011, 10:58 pm
  • Very entertaining game last night. Had to watch after the fact as was out most of the evening, but the Yankee offseason, seemingly a disaster in light of losing the Lee sweepstakes, has proven – so far anyway – to have brought in some fine role players and one revelation. Martin, Chavez, and Soriano all came up big last night and Martin especially has seemed rejuvenated by his relocation to the Bronx. Notwithstanding a couple of wild throws from behind the plate, he has been very solid defensively and his bat has helped make the bottom of the order a real threat. Having hit 5 HR in 97 games and slugged just .332 for the Dodgers last year, he has already hit 4 HRs in 13 games this season and is slugging .600.
    They put out a fine offensive performance without A-Rod and it feels like a different couple of guys are stepping up each night, with the exception of Gardner, who is really flailing right now.
    As for Mariano, in compiling his 7 saves and one win this year he has thrown 8.1 IP yielding 4 hits, 7Ks, 0 BBs, and 0 ERs. His WHIP is 0.480. No, this can’t last forever, but he is in one of his zones right now and it’s a blast to watch. What’s most encouraging to me is that his cutter seems no less effective when he is throwing it at 89 mph then when he was throwing it more regularly at 93.

    IronHorse (YF) April 18, 2011, 8:58 am
  • “… he is in one of his zones right now and it’s a blast to watch…”
    was thinking the same thing watching him close out the last couple of games…i hate to think about how history might have been written if we didn’t have him on our team for the past 15 seasons…

    dc April 18, 2011, 9:15 am
  • On Mo, I’m really, really hoping that someone asks Eckersley about his pledge to walk out to the mound and kiss any pitcher’s ass whose walks+hits is smaller than his number of saves at the end of the season, like Eckersley’s amazing 1990.
    Mo is at 7 saves now against 4 hits and 0 walks. :)

    James YF April 18, 2011, 10:55 am
  • Did anyone else get a kick out of when Bobby Valentine groaned at Joba going 3 and 0 to his first batter. The camera went to a grimacing Girardi at that same time.
    And yes, Mo is automatic right now. He so pinpoint accurate.

    DustyDrB - YF April 18, 2011, 11:06 am
  • I did catch that Dusty, though I was too anxious at that stage to do anything other than note it. Generally I enjoy Valentine’s commentary. He also called it when Russell Martin would likely “swing out of his shoes”, which is what Martin promptly did. Yanks have had lots of close games so far this season, which is why Mo has been so active but is also a big factor in making the games so tense and fun to watch. It helps when 8 out of your 9 hitters are very capable of hitting it out…

    IronHorse (YF) April 18, 2011, 11:20 am

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