Let’s Play Two: Yanks-Rangers Gamers II & III

Two games. One thread. The Yanks face the Rangers in an afternoon/evening double-bill, making up for last night’s rainout. In the first contest, Andy Pettitte (1-1, 3.00) takes on Kevin Millwood (2-3, 5.88). Number two pits Mike Mussina (0-1, 9.00), fresh off the DL, against Robinson Tejeda (3-1, 3.82 ERA), who’s been the Ranger’s top starter this year. Will Pettitte rebound from a crappy outing against the Sox in which he petered out in the 4th? Does Moose have any life left in that arm? Will Roger show up at the ballpark to cheer on his buddies and fuel speculation as to his plans for the summer? Comment here on what promises to be a long day of action.

Update: Millwood has been bumped due to a hamstring injury (are they contagious?). Righty Mike Wood (0-0, 3.86) takes his place. He’s pitched 2.1 innings this year.

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  • Lineups for Game 1:
    NY
    Damon CF
    Jeter SS
    Abreu RF
    Rodriguez 3B
    Giambi 1B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Cabrera LF
    TEX
    Hairston CF
    Young SS
    Teixeira 1B
    Sosa DH
    Blalock 3B
    Kinsler 2B
    Diaz RF
    Cruz LF
    Laird C
    We’ll see if Posada plays in game 2. My guess is no, but we’ll see. DH is a possibility.

    YF May 3, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • Giambi in the field. Hmm. Might need to sneak out to catch an inning or two.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 3:08 pm
  • This hamstring thing is getting absurd. Actually there have been ALOT of injuries in general across baseball. ESPN at one point did an “All-Star Injured Team” team list a few days ago. It cedrtainly seems most prominent on the Yankees, btu its everywhere this year.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • Dio – maybe it’s the weather. I play in one deep legacy fantasy league, and there aren’t even any spot starters left on the board – everyone has 5 up (max in our league) on DL. It’s kind of out of hand.

    Lar May 3, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • hmmm.. Why is Matsui DHing for you guys?

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 3:42 pm
  • Either Gameday is screwey or this Ump is because that strikezone is all over the place.
    I imagine its gameday thats the screwy one.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • Gamecast says Giambi reaches on an infield single! First time for everything….

    YF May 3, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • Man, this Texas team is so bad its ridiculous. Put it up against the Yankees’ Godlike offense and its top two starters and its just a joke.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Boooo, redemote Victor Diaz; Pettitte can’t find the strike zone and you swing at the first pitch? Ugh.
    Wow. They call that a fielder’s choice, no outs made. Kinsler pretended to break for home and A-Rod completely bought it, dancing with him long enough for Cruz to reach first, at which point Kinsler easily scampered back to third. Not a good play.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • Can tell you that Andy’s real wild…this ump is not the issue. He’s missing his spots consistantly; this game looks a lot like his last start against Boston, when let’s be honest, he wasn’t himself from the very beginning. Got worse in that crazy 5th, but he wasn’t hitting his spots earlier, either. Wonder what the problem is.
    Yanks get incredibly lucky. Like words cannot express…heh. Terrible pitch, absolutely hammered right at A-Rod who flips to second for the easy DP. Young can’t buy a hit right now.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 4:17 pm
  • Dion – maybe saving his knees for the nightcap and getting Cabrera some AB’s? That’s my guess anyhow.

    Lar May 3, 2007, 4:35 pm
  • Blalock should NOT have swung at that pitch at all.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:35 pm
  • AP doing what he does best, getting them GB DP’s. Or luck, for you SF’s.
    C’mon, let’s hit off this guy, what’s his name again?

    Lar May 3, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • Well…I’d say some of Texas’s best hitters haven’t hit their stride (AT ALL!–looking at the Gameday lineup) and will probably do better over the long term. Almost any team at full strength doesn’t compare to the Yankee lineup, though.

    Devine May 3, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • Say yeah, that’s a question I haven’t thought much about, who has the second-best offense in the majors/AL? The Mets? Cleveland?

    Devine May 3, 2007, 4:39 pm
  • No.. this has to be Gameday. In A-Rod’s at bat, the 3rd pitch.. the called strike.. looks to be way out of the strike zone, yet a called strike.
    This Mike Wood guy isnt very good.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:41 pm
  • Giambi (I will not call him by his Sox nick in a Yankee thread) hits a homerun to put the Yanks ahead. AGain, this Mike Wood is all over the place and not very good at all. Just liek evry other Rangers pitcher. Heck, every other Rangers player at the moment

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:43 pm
  • And Jorge catches teh Red Sox Virus and swing sat the first pitch in a RISP situation and makes the out.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:45 pm
  • Interesting question, Devine. By OPS, the Braves and Marlins are tied for first in the bigs with .813. The Blue Jays (fifth in MLB) are first in the AL, at .794. The Yanks (.775) are eighth (third in the AL) and the Sox (.772) are ninth/fourth.

    Paul SF May 3, 2007, 4:46 pm
  • The Mets are damn good, but being an NL team, you have to discount the lack of a DH. DWright hasn’t even started hitting yet.

    Lar May 3, 2007, 4:47 pm
  • “Or luck, for you SF’s.”
    Dude, not a GIDP the other inning when I called it luck. It was a smoked liner on a terribly hung pitch, but it went right to Alex. That is luck; there is no other word for it. Similar to Tulowizki’s triple play the other day; if there hadn’t been an out already, they might have been able to turn it. I say the same thing when a Boston pitcher gets away with something like that. He’s looked better since, though.
    Christ, Texas looks like a worse team then KC to me right now…at least the Royals have Meche and (an inconsistant) Greinke. And yeah, Gameday is highly untrustworthy when it comes to pitch location.
    Oh…Kinsler smoked another bad pitch. Right at Alex. Poor Texas :-(

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • PC update – 72 through 4 for Wood, 62 through 3 and change for AP. AP not being efficient today..

    Lar May 3, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • d1 – I don’t mean it like that, didn’t mean to start anything, just saying it was lucky for AP, since well, he’s okay, but not ace-form.. so he’s getting lucky.
    But I would still like to think it’s half-skill! ;)

    Lar May 3, 2007, 4:49 pm
  • Tough error there for Cano. Ball came up fairly suddenly on him there and it hit the heal of his glove as he ranged towards first. Definitely can’t go as a hit, but still a tough one for the 2nd baseman.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 4:50 pm
  • Cano not helping out the defense..

    Lar May 3, 2007, 4:51 pm
  • And Laird made him work for that extra out. AP at 73 pitches through 4. The bullpen is going to come out very soon..

    Lar May 3, 2007, 4:53 pm
  • Its ridiculous how bad the Rangers are. I’m not sayign the Yankee offense isn’t very good.. cause its terriyingly good, but the Rangers don’t take advantage of any of Pettite’s mistakes AT ALL.
    I mean.. its just silly.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:53 pm
  • Heh, no I know you weren’t trying to start anything, I was just clarifying what I’d said earlier. Nothing lucky about a DP groundball; that’s Pettitte’s game.
    Pettitte with his 4th K. Ump helped him a little with an extremely generous called strike-2, but he’s definitely settled in. Of course, it helps that these f*cking Rangers will swing at f*cking anything…

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 4:54 pm
  • Same with the Rangers, Lar. Both teams are going to have a tired Bullpen for the next game.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • Melky! Hairston helps him with a slip in CF.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • Paul…can those numbers be counted on over a season? Like…I think the Yankees are going to be 1, 2, or 3 at year’s end, no matter how they are doing now (considering past performance and given no injuries)…are the Marlins/Braves levels sustainable or are they outperforming their careers for this first sixth of the season (27 down, 135 to go…God, the season is long)? Anyone obviously underperforming that should be better? (Texas…)

    Devine May 3, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • If it was a halfway decent team against Pettite today, they’d be takign more pitches and getting more walks. Still might be losing as Pettite’s goo deven when he’s bad, but still…

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:57 pm
  • Damon flies to shallow right center; Melky tags, but Hairston’s throw is off-line up third if it had been at the plate, it would have been close. Yankees up three one. Jeter grounds out to end the NY fifth.
    Nice, Leche.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 4:58 pm
  • I’m wondering if the Brewers are really as good as they’ve been playing as well, Devine.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 4:59 pm
  • Good 3-1 pitch. Cano has 6 walks this season. Basically, no matter how far behind in the count you get, throw it near the plate and he will swing at it.
    Cabrera gets a double and the CF kicks it away, so he ends up at 3rd. For some reason it goes as a triple; that’s a stupid f*cking call. CF slid to cut it off, then kicked it further away when he tried to pick it up. Stupid. No way that run should have scored, and it certainly shouldn’t be earned.
    First hard-hit ball I’ve seen Melky have this season; only his second extra-base hit in 81 ab’s, and the first was a popup double that bounced into the stands. Heh.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 4:59 pm
  • Hairston leads off the Texas fifth. Takes ball one in, and then a strike over the middle. The 1-1 is a fly to Abreu for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • Yeah, I picked the Brewers to break out (like I did last year…), but that seems a bit excessive, Dio.

    Devine May 3, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • Pettitte made Young look absolutely horrible on the 2-1 and 2-2 to retire him swinging.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • Young strikes out.
    Hey anyone remember that Michael Young was a freakin All Star last year? He has fallen mightily.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • Teix singles back up the middle to keep the Rangers alive. It was a good pitch; low and on the corner but Teixeira did a great job with it. Sammy time.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • 84 pitches. If he gets Sosa out quick, let’s hope he can give us a full 6th.

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • GameDay is INSANE. In Teixera’s AB it had a pitch, literalyl almost in the middle of the strike zone.. but called a ball. The need to fix the program, badly.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • Game over. Texas had a chance to knock Andy out back in the second, and really, they hit the ball hard enough to put up 3-4 runs with normal luck. But that’s not good enough. And now Andy’s in a groove.
    I too picked the Brewers. And the Indians, and the Angels, and (hesitantly) the Sox. Season ended today, I’d look pretty smart. :-)

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • Since everyone’s discussing how bad the Rangers are, I feel bad for ’em. So here’s a nugget: They’re the best in the AL at getting hits with RISP/2 outs. (31 for 104, .298). It’s so early, though, that the Sox have five fewer hits in one more at bat and have a ninth-best .238.

    Paul SF May 3, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • Sammy v.3 swings under a 2-1 pitch that Sammy v.2 would have sent to Fort Worth.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • Passed ball advances Teixeira and makes the count full. Don’t see Posada blow that very often.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • Say it with me folks: “Regression to the mean.”
    Posada had a better-then-usual year with the glove last year, and he’s been pretty mediocre this season. Looks like he has trouble with Andy’s cutter.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:08 pm
  • After a check swing foul, Sammy hits a double the other way to score Teixeira.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:09 pm
  • Sosa battling it out – an 8 pitch at-bat, and finally drives Teixeira in. Bah.

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:09 pm
  • Very nice piece of hitting by Sosa. Young Sammy might hit it out, but a 2-out RBI double is almost as good. Blalock’s up, so the inning’s as good as over.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:09 pm
  • Dio…standings at MLB.com have Milwaukee’s expected W-L at 15-12 (133 RS, 116 RA, still leading their division if they have that record, and winning their division in expected W-L). That’s more like what I imagine the Brewers being…a 92, 93, 94 win team.

    Devine May 3, 2007, 5:10 pm
  • Blalock hits one _hard_ but right at Abreu to end the Texas fifth. Yankees 3, Rangers 2. Abreu, ARod, and Giambi due up for NY.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:10 pm
  • Hank actually hits it pretty good, but at Abreu. AP at 94 pitches; I’d be a little surprised if he’s back out for the sixth…since this is Joe Torre we’re talking about.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:11 pm
  • Blalock with a quick out. Maybe AP will come out to pitch to a batter or two, but long bullpen night! Wood actually only has 83 pitches, so maybe the Yanks got to get to him a bit too, if nothing else, it’ll help against the second game..

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:11 pm
  • When it rains, it pours. Abreu cannot even see more pitches..

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • And ARod’s out before I fill in the captcha. Grumbles.

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:14 pm
  • “That’s more like what I imagine the Brewers being…a 92, 93, 94 win team.”
    Agreed. That should be enough to win the division by a good 6-8 games…

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:14 pm
  • Abreu grounds to second, then ARod with a roller up third; Blalock makes a very nice play for the second out.
    I’ve had the Brewers in the central for the last couple years and am still punching that ticket. It’s a muddy division with no true powerhouse team. Let’s see if this squirrel finds a nut, not to mix rodent metaphors.
    Shift happens as Giambi grounds out to the rover 4-3 to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:15 pm
  • Are the Yankees trying to help this kid earn a spot in that vaunted rotation? Holy crap…take some pitches.

    Brad May 3, 2007, 5:16 pm
  • I only really get bothered by the Captcha when I’m drinking. I’m always bothered by the Captcha. Kinsler almost lays down a perfect bunt up third but it rolls foul to lead off the Texas sixth. He flies away to deep left center as Johnny settles under it for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:18 pm
  • I imagine Mussina is on a pitch count tommorrow, so the Yanks bring out Andy for another inning to save the bullpen, actually a very intellegent move.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:18 pm
  • An dby tommorrow, I mean later today.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:19 pm
  • Also…if Andy Laroche starts actually, uhh, hitting the ball…I think the Bucs will finish above 5th this year. Snell’s been great until his last start, and with him, Gorzelanny, and Duke (if he turns things around), there’s the beginnings of a very nice rotation there.
    And why the f*ck is Ian Kinsler still batting sixth against a lefty? Makes more sense to put the pathetic Hank Blalock fifth? What? And why, after crushing AP his first two ab’s, does he try bunting? I HATE this Texas team!!

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:20 pm
  • Diaz barely gets a piece of a sweet breaking pitch on the 1-2 to tip it and stay alive. He then grounds out 6-3. Two away to Cruz.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:20 pm
  • Cruz retired on the 6-3 to end the inning.
    Heading to seven with the Yankees leading the Rangers, three to two. Matsui, Posada and Cano due up for NY.
    Did anyone see the Cano error? Was it fielding or throw?

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:23 pm
  • 107 pitches. I hope there’s no way they bring in back out.
    Now the Yanks need to score a few more insurance run..

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:23 pm
  • Nevermind.. just read the thread (which I should have done first) and saw d1’s comment on the play.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:26 pm
  • Texas decides they dont want the gaem to be even CLOSE adn sends Whatshisname out for another inning

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:26 pm
  • I just read this somewhere:
    “Director of Performance Enhancement”. What is the acronym for that?
    It’s funny. They really should send this guy to the Sox though! ;)

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:27 pm
  • Ron Washington has seen enough of Mike Wood after he gets a flyout from Matsui but then walks Posada.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:27 pm
  • Here comes Wilson!

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:29 pm
  • What the hell was that? That’s one of the strangest two pitch sequences I’ve seen.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:30 pm
  • I know it’s early, but can we stick Texas into the KC/Seattle/Baltimore tier of suckitude now?
    MLB.tv is crapping out on me, so apparently I’m done watching the game. Though it might be my school’s inability to properly maintain a f*cking network for more then 24 hours at a time, because everything seems to be going pretty slowly right now…

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • Melky flies out to right; Jorge holds at second. Damon up with two away, and takes ball one. The 1-0 is a strike on the inside corner. The 1-1 is up, as is the next pitch. It’s 3 and 1 to Johnny as Mark Conner comes out to say WTFF?

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:34 pm
  • If you can’t say something nice…
    I can’t say anything about MLB Radio or TV.
    Whatever candles or dinnerware they recommended to CJ works as Damon weakly pops to second.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Luis Vizcaino brings his 5.40 era, 1.40 whip to face Laird in the bottom of seven.
    Andy’s final line: 6 innings, 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 5 ks. Very respectable.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • So…I ask this partly because it makes me smile to watch him struggle, and partly because I’m genuinely curious. How long do you leave Damon in the leadoff spot? His power seems to be back to his 05 level–%5.6 HR/F so far this season–we know his back is extremely sore, we know his legs have been sore in the recent past, and we know his shoulder is ALWAYS messed up. He’s batting .222, and while he’s still walking enough to be an OK leadoff guy…
    Have to wonder if Jeter or even Abreu would be better leading off at this point.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • That was a nice, quick cough-up.

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • Vizcaino gets ahead 0-2, then throws a couple balls, and then Hairston rips the 2-2 into the left field stands to tie the game at three.
    Andy Pettitte is no longer the pitcher of record.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • And the game is tied. I honestly didn’t see that comign at all. Unfortunatley (fortunatley for YFs), Texas’ bullpenb is a joke and will be eaten alive by the Yankees.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • House of What?

    Brad May 3, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • Flying Daggers?

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • Let’s not start that, Brad. Come on. If we can’t be at least respectful (I’m tryign to be) we should stay out of their thread. I know we’d ask the same of them.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • Woot, Jeter continued his streak. The quietest streak ever!

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • Texas brings ina guy with a 6.57 era to say “Sorry we scored on you guys, here.. take the run back”

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • d1, I wouldn’t pull that trigger yet, but I see where you are going.
    Later tonight
    *** Andy Pettitte picks up his cell phone, dials Roger.***
    Andy: “Hey Roger, you coming to NY or what?”
    Rocket: “I don’t know. I like it here in Houston. I just wish they could score some runs for me.”
    Andy: “Oh, don’t worry about that. We score _plenty_ of runs.”
    Rocket: “Yeah, I remember. That’s always been the way. So how’d the game go today?”
    Andy: “Oh, fine I guess.”
    Rocket: “Whaddya mean?”
    Andy: “*Sigh*. It’s just that I threw another QS, but the pen blew it again. It’s not that I care about my record, but come on. I threw six full and left with the lead, and they bring in a guy who has thrown every day since March 3rd and is giving it up like candy, and this time to a guy who hasn’t seen the other side of the fence since.. man I gotta google it. It’s kind of frustrating, kind of like I’m back at a bizarro version Minute Maid.”
    Rocket: “Yeah, I know whatcha mean. Hey Andy, gotta go. Catcha later.”
    *click*
    ***Rocket dials furiously***
    Rocket: “Randy, get Theo on the line for me.”

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • “Woot, Jeter continued his streak. The quietest streak ever!”
    Heh, I was trying to curse and say something to the effect of, “This streak needs to f*cking end because it went from being underdiscussed to WAY over-discussed…”
    But then typepad messed up. My God Abreu is struggling.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:54 pm
  • attackgerbil, please please not to be so funny. Its not fair to the sick guy (me) when it sends him into a coughing fit so hard he can’t breath for like 2 minutes, ok?

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • Ahh. Benoit gets a tough K to put himself a DP away from getting out of the inning, then promptly throws a wild pitch.
    Then he gets the GB that would have ended the inning. Instead, Matsui will undoubtedly bloop a single over the SS head into LF to plate the (eventual) game winning run. Brilliant.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • Texas issues an Intentional to Giambi with two away to pitch to Matsui? Interesting decision. I thought they must be doing a pitching swap but no.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 5:58 pm
  • Adding to Damon’s passel of injuries is the fact that he continues to suffer from migraines from that ’03 collision with Damian Jackson. It’s a wonder that he has NEVER been to the DL in his career. At this point, he may be officially hurting his team for it, though.

    Paul SF May 3, 2007, 5:58 pm
  • Intenting Giambi to get to Matsui.
    Now, Giambi is insanely hot right now.. but I bet Matsui homers just to say “so THERE!”

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 5:58 pm
  • ARod, ARod, where are you?

    Lar May 3, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • Really, Paul? Migranes still? I never knew that… wow, that sucks. My friend Sarah gets migranes.. they are nasty. I’d worry that migranes as a result of a collision years ago might be a sign of somethign far more serious.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • Matsui ropes a double to right center.
    Jason Giambi makes one of the ugliest base-running (and I am being _very_ generous by calling it running) decisions I have ever seen.
    I have no idea why they pitched around Giambi to get to a disciplined contact hitter, but the decision paid off. Pardon me while I go throw up about something completely different.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • Why didn’t Torre pinch run for Giambi?
    (Just kidding of course but I can’t believe he can’t score on that.)

    Michael May 3, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • Matsui doubles in the leading run, at least. Giambi is sooooo slow.
    I remember during the Hughes game, he should’ve had 2 doubles, but one he got gunned out at second, the other he didn’t try for it (since he just got gunned out at second..)

    Lar May 3, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • Me too, Dion. And I regret now not remembering where I read that. But yeah, you’d think that migraines from a FOUR-year-old injury might be something worth checking out…

    Paul SF May 3, 2007, 6:02 pm
  • And.. here comes Farns. Ah, joy!

    Lar May 3, 2007, 6:02 pm
  • Yankees pull ahead. Its Farnsworth in: he kidna sucks, Texas really sucks. I predict Farnsworth wins the battle, unfortunatly.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 6:02 pm
  • OK well that wasn’t a bloop. It might not feel that way to you YF’s, but NY seems like it gets WAY f*cking more 2-out rbi basehits then anyone else in the game. Clutch or luck, I don’t even know. Ugh.
    Yes, pitching Benoit instead of Ron Mahay and his 2.37 ERA in 11 innings this year, was a brilliant strategy. Of course…Mahay also has an 11/11 K/BB.
    This team sucks.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:02 pm
  • Rocket: “Randy, get Theo on the line for me.”
    Randy: Okay, Roger. Please Hold.
    Theo: Hello Roger
    Rocket: Theo, I was thinking that I’d like to finish my run in Boston, where it all started. I need you to pro-rate my 22 meeleon dollar salary for the last five months.
    Theo: I don’t know, Roger. Our rotation seems to be fine, great even. And, when we really needed you, you decided to stay in Houston last year. That ‘kinda hurt. Besides, you’ve been a five and six inning pitcher in the NL…how do you assume you’re going to fare any better than you did your last year in the AL? I just can’t see it, Roger.
    Roger: Well, everyone knows how much I love Boston, and I’m willing to take a pro-rated amount to come there. I’m just so tired of not getting wins in games I should, and as you know, it’s all about me anyhow. Did I mention that I’m in GREAT shape? All I demand is that I get the ball when I want, and come home when I want, and do whatever the hell I want. I’m the Rocket!
    Theo: Well, Roger we have a game tonight, and really, I have more important things to do. I’ll maybe get back to you in a few weeks.
    Roger: You know I’m the Rocket, right?
    Theo: Yes, I know who you are, but I’m just not so sure that you are what this teams needs right now. Try Brian Cashman..maybe he’ll let you fall apart on his watch.
    *click*

    Brad May 3, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • Giambi looked like he forgot how many outs there were; he stopped as he rounded third, noticed Matsui digging hard for a triple, then tried running home again.
    Blalock hits the ball hard, again, right at Abreu. Blech.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • I guess I left out the fact that Jeter scored, but still, I don’t understand it.
    Sorry about you not feeling well Dio.. what I said is only funny because it’s sadly true.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • The bottom third of Texas’ lineup makes me actually feel GOOD about our bottom third.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Well done Brad.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Wilkerson pointlessly steals second, since Cruz can’t hit anythign anyway

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 6:07 pm
  • Farns freezes Cruz to end the Texas eighth. Posada, Cano, Cabrera due up in top nine with NY leading Texas 4-3.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:08 pm
  • Kinsler lines out to CF; couldn’t really see it because mlb.tv isn’t working again. Wilkerson singles on what must have been the weakest hit ball of the inning, a grounder up the middle. Then he steals 2nd. But Nelson Cruz is one of the worst hitters in the American League. K looking.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:08 pm
  • Dio – love your optimisim! =P
    Let’s go Yanks!

    Lar May 3, 2007, 6:09 pm
  • Then Mo in the bottom, I’d imagine. Basically New York has won.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 6:09 pm
  • Sad thing is, Lar.. I’m a Sox fan. Just a realist.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 6:10 pm
  • Heading out. Hope the Yanks nail this down!

    Lar May 3, 2007, 6:11 pm
  • So…Rivera gets to face Gerald Laird (0/1 lifetime) and Jerry Hairston Jr. (1/10 lifetime, 2K) Maybe they PH Kenny Lofton for Hairston; he’s 1/8.
    He blows this save and I’ll eat my mousepad.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:12 pm
  • Jorge looks like he is starting to work one of those mustache/full beard combos. I thought that was illegal in the Bronx.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:12 pm
  • How filthy-minded am I on a scale of 1 to 10 if I’m giggling about this headline (about pink bats used for Mother’s Day and breast cancer awareness)?
    A Mother’s Day gift that’s sure to tickle her pink
    Hee hee. Hee hee hee!

    Devine May 3, 2007, 6:12 pm
  • d1 goes for the hex, as Melky beats out the infield single hit to no man’s land right of the mound; Benoit made a great play, but there was no chance.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • hahahah

    Brad May 3, 2007, 6:15 pm
  • Hahaha, not filthy-minded at all. That’s f*cking raunchy; I’d imagine that headline changes at some point before the day is done.
    Hey, another GB single from Melky. He’s like Coco Crisp, only with far less power. ;-) A whopping %57.1 GB% coming in. Eeesh.
    At least Damon continues to struggle almost as badly as Abreu.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:16 pm
  • Damon pops out to left to end the Yankee ninth with NY over Texas 4-3. Mo on in the bottom to face Laird, Hairston and Young.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:16 pm
  • d1, I don’t know how filthy it makes you, but yeah, I’m laughing.
    And then..
    Mo Rivera: 10.57 ERA
    Now I’m not laughing. Time to watch closely.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • Go Gerald Laird! Only 332 down the LF line! Bandbox baby! You’re a big strong catcher; f*cking close your eyes, swing as hard as you can, and hope to get lucky!
    Ah, c’mon. Any male above the age of 13 would giggle like a schoolgirl at that headline. Don’t have to be especially filthy-minded. :-)

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:19 pm
  • Mo misses kiw away for ball one, and then brings a cutter for a strike looking. Another for 1-2 on a foul, then a jammer on a defensive check swing strike three. One away to pinch hitter Kenny Lofton.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • Bah. Looks like he did what I told him to do though, which is nice. Maybe JHJ will go all Alex Cora on your asses…again.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • d1 on top of the game with the substitution prediction (Lofton for Hairston).

    Devine May 3, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • Or Lofton. They’re pretty much the same player. Except Hairston’s never pissed of Rivera by “giving up” on a bloop single in a playoff game before…
    Ahh, memories.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • kiw-high. Have no idea there.
    Lofton flails at a cutter for strike one. The next pitch is a cutter in. The 1-1 is set up low in. Rivera hits his mark; Lofton grounds out 6-3 (Doug is in at first).

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • This is where Young smokes a double to get our hopes up / put butterflies in Yankee stomachs.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • gerbil.. sounds liek you YFs are more worried about Mo than the SFs are

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • I mean, the headline alone is funny, and then you realize it’s about a BAT, and it reaches a whole new level.

    Devine May 3, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • Young fouls off a cutter away, then takes high for 1-1. The next pitch, another cutter, is fouled away to make it 1-2. Another pitch away that Young grounds meekly to Cano for the 4-3 to end the first game. Vintage Mo.
    Ball Game. New York 4, Texas 3.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • Dang. Yanks win. Texas is ridiculous.

    Dionysus May 3, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • Duh. Yankees win.
    DUUUUUHHHHH…Yankees win.

    Devine May 3, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • Dio, yeah, I’m worried in the sense that Mo hasn’t had that many chances yet this year and I know that ERA is a stat that jumps wildly for relievers early in the season. I’m just glad they finally had a situation where Mo could come in and be Mo.

    attackgerbil May 3, 2007, 6:27 pm
  • Bah, wrong again. Totally wouldn’t be surprised to see them take 8 or 9 of the next 11. Hell, NY, Texas, and Seattle are basically the same team right now. Sh*tty pens, sh*tty starting pitching…but NY knows how to hit and has one or two guys who can give you a QS once in a while. Texas and Seattle don’t.
    Lucky buggers are missing King Felix, too.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • Hehe, some breaks had to go the Yankees’ way sometime, d1.
    This game gave me heartburn. Literally. I really need to stop taking this so seriously.
    It’s SO good to have Mo back. We missed ya, buddy, we have no idea who that imposter was back in April.
    Anyway, I predict that on Saturday, Jeff Weaver shuts the Yankees down for 7 innings. Such is the way with former Yankee pitchers.

    Andrew May 3, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Oh, and JD Drew still has the flu. With his luck it’ll turn out to be mono ala Casey Kotchman…
    WMP in RF. I predict good things against Horacio Ramirez and his 5.95 BB/9 and 1.96 WHIP.
    Or, yet another frustrating night flailing miserably at a sh*t pitcher.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:34 pm
  • I know, Andrew. “I really need to stop taking this so seriously” kind of captures the whole matter.
    You should have seen me during/just after the Massacre last year. I got over the actual, acute pain of the 5-game sweep relatively quickly (probably inside of 2 hours), but the general malaise lasted until I gave up hope completely a week or two later.

    Devine May 3, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • PS Happy birthday, Andrew!

    Devine May 3, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • “Hehe, some breaks had to go the Yankees’ way sometime, d1.”
    Yeah. This game was like the first 8 innings of the Boston-Oakland game vs Joe Blanton. Where the Sox scored 4 runs they had no real business scoring on crappy D and good luck.
    Only, you know, this game involved phenomenal luck on the pitching side of things instead of at the plate…and it didn’t end with your closer throwing 5 mph too slowly and blowing the lead…
    Evens out in the end. Happy birthday btw. A win, AND no crushing injuries!! The baseball gods must be smiling upon you!
    “I really need to stop taking this so seriously.”
    Heh, by the third game of the Massacre last year, I’d stopped watching sober. I’d already decided the team was doomed, but it still hurt like hell. This season my blood pressure’s been (obviously) quite a bit lower…but I still scream at the monitor a good five or six times a game.
    In game, I’m tense; in between, (comparatively) calm and level-headed. Except after the one where Paps blew the save; was kinda freaked out after that.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 6:43 pm
  • Haha thanks, Devine! It’s going well so far…haha.
    Yeah, I remember getting over the Detroit loss pretty quickly…I was expecting Kenny Rogers to suck SO MUCH that I was just stunned that he shut them down. I even was saying to my Yankee fan friends all day, “Oh no, it’s Kenny Rogers, THE GAMBLER himself!”
    The Yankee situation this year has cost me a net total of probably 4 hours of sleep, just waking up with bad feelings in my stomach, and a general sadness that the Yankees might just not make it this year. Then I gain perspective and realize it’s been like this every year since 2000, and I regain faith.
    And don’t even get me started on the amount of time I spend on blogs like these.
    Just the price of being a devoted fan, I guess.

    Andrew May 3, 2007, 6:45 pm
  • Nobody here for game 2?

    sam YF May 3, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • I’m just getting in Sam. Looking good so far for Moose. The radar gun isn’t pushing past 88, but he seems to be having his way with Texas. Impressiive couple of innings thus far.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Melkster first pitch swinging flies to right. Brings up Jeter, who was robbed against the wall in the first.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • And Jeter with a hard shot to Young at short, out 6-3. That’s 2 balls hit on the screws, and nothing to show.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • he is indeed looking good. My fav. yankee dougie M with the HR too and now abreu hitting with his gum hanging out of his mouth. Good game so far.

    sam YF May 3, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • 1-2-3 back to the moose.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • kata singles off the curve with 2 strikes. both hits against moose on grounders.
    a bunt moves kata. thanks for the out!

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Lofton pops to Jeter. That bunt looking bad now.
    You don’t know what you got until it’s gone, right? Now that he’s back, it sure feels comfortable to hear Bobby Murcer’s happy drawl.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • if you want a good laugh YF go over the the sox gamer and read how they are trying to parse Matzusaka’s start. Somehow 7R in 5 Innings isnt too bad!

    sam YF May 3, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • And a liner from Young puts an end to the Texas threat, such as it was. Moose rolling through 3.
    Texas may not be the best guage for your pitching staff, but it sure is nice to finally see some effective starting pitching. Finally!

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Alex rips one through the infield. 2-2. Will he be running?

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • Crazy one up in Boston. Tied at 7 in the 7th. two 5 run innings.
    giambi ks. 1 out.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Running. Alex advances on the WP. Really hate watching Alex go in head first.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Matsui with a tall fly to shallow left. 2 down.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • Weird play. Cano strikes out on a ball that hits him in the back foot, and the ball scoots away. Robi runs to first and Alex comes charging home from 2nd–safe!–but no, the ball was dead when it hit Robi. Too bad. Thought we stole one there but the umps were all over it. You get the feeling that’s the kind of play they rellish.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • Screw you Sam. ;-) Let the record show: I, an SF, am very angry right now and find nothing to smile about in this ballgame, especially from Matsuzaka.
    We’re draining Seattle’s pen for you f*ckers. Be thankful.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • Moose dealing junk beautifully. The knuckle/curve has the Rangers off balance, and he’s killing them with an 88 mph fastball. Gets Tex to ground to the easy 4-3 to lead off the inning.
    Sosa follows with a lined single to the opposite field. First hit in the air.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • And Blalock follows with a flair into left for a double. Sosa to third.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Kinsler gets the run home with a deep fly to the rightfield corner. Blalock advances to third with 2 outs.
    Big batter here for Moose. Wilkerson already 0-2.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • And Moose induces the pop to short. Not bad. 2-1 after 4. Hard to complain about the effort from the Moose.

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • d1 i wasnt saying everyone was saying it was a good start but you must admit there was some talk of how it wasnt so bad etc….

    sam YF May 3, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Looks like Matsuzaka’s era is approaching Iggy territory!

    YF May 3, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Minky works back to a full count from 0-2, then drills one to center for an out.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • No I know, sam, I was just messing around.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Wil Nieves down on strikes. The poor guy just has no chance. That’s 0-17 with an obp of .000.
    He’s doing a nice job with Moose but, really, Moose can call his own game at this point. They’d be better off with Marty Miller back there. Certainly Todd Pratt.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Bring on the Geico ads–it’s a 1-2-3 inning as Melkster lines to left.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Kata pops to left on 2-0. 1 down.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Eww, is that REALLY Minky/Nieves/Melky all in order? At least he didn’t put in Cairo. Ugh.

    Andrew May 3, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Easy pop on a diving knuckler for out 2. This is fun.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • And lofton with an easy fly to center. Moose dominating, his offspeed/curves have texas flummoxed.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • Jeter’s hit streak continues! After 2 ripped balls with no hits, he gets one on a ball smacked on the ground right up the middle.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • Abreu with a long fly to lofton in center, jeter stays at first. Here’s alex.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Alex out, but the YES camera is stuck on Jeter. Derek is pretty, but, um, we’d like to see the game!
    Meanwhile, Damon bats for Giambi. God help us if he’s down…..
    Damon flies to center. Not that we could see it!

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • What happened to Giambi?

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Moose pulled. I guess protecting him on his return from the DL, but he looked great. on comes Bruney, to pop up Young. At least the camera’s aren’t still stuck on Jeter.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • there is something wrong with the YES feed. I just lost my HD for a bit. I think that explains the jeter shots

    sam YF May 3, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • Big Tex puts one WAY up in the air to short. 2 down in a hurry for bruney.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • Oh no. Bruney beans Sosa. That looked real bad.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Joe pulls Bruney. He was rolling save for the riding fastball that got away to hit Sammy. Can’t say it’s a bad idea to remove him. That situation would shake anyone up.
    Certainly hope Sammy is okay. That ball just kept coming in at him, popped him right on the side of the helmet.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • Is Giambi hurt or did Joe want to pinch run Damon for him from the dugout to the on deck circle?

    walein May 3, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • Victor Diaz runs for Sosa.
    Henn in for the lefty Blalock, walks him.
    You can see the Yanks falling apart here. We’ve seen it before. Starter leaves early, and then the reliever merry-go-round starts spinning. Bruney had been dominant until 1 pitch derailed his outing. Now flirting with disaster with 2 on for kinsler, the hottest hitter the rangers have.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • And Henn works out of it, as Kinsler grounds to Minky for an unassisted out at first.
    Unclear why Giambi was pulled. Might have been just a bit ache-y after the double-header. He’s fragile. Hopefully he’s not out of the lineup tomorrow, and the Yanks still have Jorge on the bench to pinch tonite.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • Have the Rangers had a single clutch hit this entire f*cking series? And have I mentioned just how much I hate the Texas Rangers?
    :-) Boston won, btw, on the strength of a Manny Ramirez 8th inning homer and 4 shutout innings by the bullpen. Papelbon was conspicuously absent, though. Probably not good.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • Leadoff 2b for Matsui into the rf corner.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • Cano sends one way deep to left, Matsui advances to third.
    Minky up. Put him on to set up the dp with nieves and melky in the hole? We’ll see. Meanwhile, Tejeda pulled. The thread of Jorge still out there for the Yanks.
    Big strategic ab upcoming.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • d-1 is f*** and it’s derivatives your favorite phraseogology…?…how will you react when you guys make your precipitous fall from first place…?

    dc May 3, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Francisco in, ks Minky on a curve.
    Jorge pinches.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • hip hip jorge!!!!!!!

    dc May 3, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • WP on the 3-1 to Jorge! Matsui scores!

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:54 pm
  • Lots of 2nd guessing of Ron Washington here for letting Francisco throw a 3-1 to Jorge, or even throw to Jorge at all with Melky on deck. Agreed. Not crazy about several of his decisions this game.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:56 pm
  • Melky singles after falling behind 0-2. Derek up with 2 on.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • I’m a fan of ****’s.
    “how will you react when you guys make your precipitous fall from first place…?”
    F*CKING F*CK F*CK F*CKIDY F*CK F*CK F*CK F*CK SH*T.
    I’m actually somewhat eloquent when I want to be; if you’ll notice, I swear far less often on news-story posts then in-gamers. Heh.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • Another 2 hit game for Jeter; he rips one to right, Jorge scores standing up. 4-1. Melky to 3rd.
    As ever, the captain delivers.

    YF May 3, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • Just got home, Mikey Moose obviously pitched well, when did they pull him?

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • d-1, i was just kidding buddy….i react pretty much the same way about the yanks
    how ’bout jeter?….mvp

    dc May 3, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • Abreu ends it with a 4-3fc, but the Yanks plate 2 to push the lead up to 4-1. Hopefully that’s enough to hold on.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:00 pm
  • Jeter the MVP? No. Vlad Guerrero’s the MVP, at least up to this point. More rbi then games played and he’s powering that offense pretty much by himself.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 11:02 pm
  • proctologist warming up

    dc May 3, 2007, 11:03 pm
  • Oh, and yeah, I know you were kidding around…I was too. I’d have far more to say if Boston fell precipitously from first place…

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 11:03 pm
  • Wow. Just watched Manny’s homer on the Yes update. The dude just watched it sail out standing in the batter’s box, then spread his arms out and started slowly trotting around the bases. I would so, so, sooo pay money to see his nasty dread-locked ass ripped in chin by a 96mph fastball.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:03 pm
  • kidding again, but does vlad have a 20 game hitting streak?, or is his only [important] qualification that he’s not a yankee ss?…kidding again…

    dc May 3, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • manny [not enough mustard in boston to cover that hot dog]

    dc May 3, 2007, 11:07 pm
  • the yahoo board is saying Giambi left with an “undisclosed injury”…any word?

    walein May 3, 2007, 11:08 pm
  • Henn walks the leadoff, because life just cannot be easy.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:09 pm
  • wheels coming off here again, as laird singles. Wilkerson to third.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:10 pm
  • Laird didn’t trust his wheels, ha.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:11 pm
  • Lofton flies to shallowish left, and Matsui gets a solid throw in to the infield, holding Wilkerson. Big out here.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:12 pm
  • make that Wilkerson, my bad.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:12 pm
  • How can any YF ask for a guy to get hit in the head (grandstanding notwithstanding) after watching Sosa get taken out of the game after catching one on the earflap? That’s low.

    SF May 3, 2007, 11:16 pm
  • To anyone who’s interested in stuff like this…Tim Lincecum’s supposed to make his major league debut with the Giants on Sunday. He’s up there with Hughes and Bailey in terms of prospect status…and might have passed both of them with his AAA this season.
    4 starts, 31 IP, 1 ER, 12 H, 11 BB 46 K’s. He’s only 22, 5’11” with a really funky delivery, and he throws in the high 90’s. Should be fun to watch.
    Oh, and Rotoworld says Giambi left with leg cramps.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 11:17 pm
  • Didn’t see Sosa get knocked SF, like I said I just got home in the 7th. That said, I said the chin, not the head. Could care less if it hurts him, F-Manny. Call me cold, ignorant, whatever you like.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:20 pm
  • Young lines to Abreu after a long battle with Proctor.
    6 outs left.
    Those numbers for Lincecum are pretty amazing. I hope he stretches! Put him with Matt Cain and the Giants have a pretty good 1-2 punch to build on.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:20 pm
  • After that last post, BY, I don’t think I need to say anything. But I am happy that you are on the record as advocating headhunting, so that when an SF is accused of some sort of unilaterally nasty stuff I can find this thread and end that kind of argument.
    (And, uh, is the chin part of the head? Or did I miss something in anatomy class? Also, what pitcher can pinpoint the exact spot on the head they choose to hit?)

    SF May 3, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • Lincecum’s delivery.
    http://tinyurl.com/2ugpzy
    Hurts me just to watch…but apparently he has a fantastic health record w/r to his arm. And again…he’s throwing in the high 90’s. Reminds me of Pedro; undersized with a dominating fastball.

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 11:26 pm
  • Serious leg drive on Linecum. The slingshot thing is a little painful to watch, though.

    SF May 3, 2007, 11:28 pm
  • that is some whip of a delivery.
    meanwhile, cano hits into the dp.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:31 pm
  • The chin is part of the head, just not the part that houses the brain. You can dig up this post whenever you want. Like I said, could care less, I just can’t wait to see Manny get f’ing drilled one day.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:33 pm
  • Whattaya know. Tex greets Farns with a dinger. 4-2.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:35 pm
  • At least no one was on, heh.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:35 pm
  • Tony Conigliaro’s eye socket didn’t contain his brain, either.
    Those are totally low-life comments, BY. I thought you were better than that.

    SF May 3, 2007, 11:37 pm
  • diaz ks on the backdoor.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:37 pm
  • Blalock flies to center on a potential ball 4. hi ball right over the plate, can’t blame him for swinging. on comes kinsler.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:40 pm
  • Abreu really fine running grab going into the corner on a liner from kinsler. farns caught too much of the zone there on a pitch jorge wanted low. it floated up and kinsler sent it ringing out to right for abreu to track down.
    looks like mo will try to nail it down in the 9th.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:43 pm
  • Not wishing some sort of permanent, serious injury on Manny SF. Just something enough to take him out the game and scare the piss out of for a bit. I can’t stand him. If you think I’m I lowlife because I want Manny Ramirez to get drilled for being cocky, well I’m sorry. I guess I’m not as civilized and proper as you, my bad.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:44 pm
  • Otsuka on, and minky with an easy groundout.
    boy that hitch in his delivery is awkward.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:47 pm
  • Jorge 2b opposite way into the lf corner. smooth.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:48 pm
  • Typo central tonite, that’s what I get for trying to play with my Boston Terrier, talk to my wife about her day, watch the end of the Yankee game, and post on this blog at same time. Not a good multi-tasker.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:49 pm
  • young nabs abreu in an awfully close play at first.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:50 pm
  • mvp

    dc May 3, 2007, 11:52 pm
  • Guess what. Derek Jeter has a 5 hit day, and another rbi. 5-2.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:52 pm
  • nobody should advocate hitting another person with a baseball, right pedro?…

    dc May 3, 2007, 11:55 pm
  • Abreu typically murders the ball in May. I hopehe starts soon.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:55 pm
  • Abreu ks looking on a boderline inside pitch.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:56 pm
  • Mo.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:57 pm
  • Wilkerson starts things off with a flair single on the cutter inside, bat broken. Ugh.

    YF May 3, 2007, 11:58 pm
  • I’m guessing Mo is going be very effective here having loosened up with the 1st game.

    bloodyank78 May 3, 2007, 11:58 pm
  • …at least Abreu still sucks.
    Otsuka’s fantastic against most of the league. Just not New York and Boston…

    desturbd1 May 3, 2007, 11:58 pm
  • Mo missing high. Trouble. 2-1 on Kata.

    YF May 4, 2007, 12:00 am
  • I’m a damn jinx. Should’ve kept quiet.

    bloodyank78 May 4, 2007, 12:02 am
  • Line single for kata on the fc, and laird comes up with no one out. tie run at the plate.
    how is this happening?

    YF May 4, 2007, 12:02 am
  • Gerald Laird sucks.

    desturbd1 May 4, 2007, 12:04 am
  • Laird ks. Looked overmatched.
    Lineup turns over. Lofton up. A hard dp.

    YF May 4, 2007, 12:04 am
  • BALLGAME! Hard DP but they got it YF!

    bloodyank78 May 4, 2007, 12:06 am
  • BALLGAME! Hard DP but they got it YF!

    bloodyank78 May 4, 2007, 12:07 am
  • 4-6-3 DP on the grounder from Lofton. Yanks sweep the double header and the series from Texas, pick up .5 game on the Sox.
    Phew. 4 hours. Now a quick flight back to NY and Seattle tomorrow. Onward and upward.

    YF May 4, 2007, 12:08 am
  • Yuck. Sh*tty night for SF’s.
    (Yes, I’m aware we won, but worries about Matsuzaka and Papelbon trump that considerably. At least for me.)

    desturbd1 May 4, 2007, 12:09 am
  • DL

    dc May 4, 2007, 12:17 am
  • D1, man, this gloom and doom stuff is bumming me out. Relax. It’s May and the Sox are in first place. We’ve been told that Paps would be babied a bit to keep him healthy, so that’s what they’re doing. Tito showed remarkable self control by not going the easy route – apparently he’s learned a thing or two from Torre, even if Torre hasn’t… And Dice-K had a shitty outing. It happens. Beckett had a couple last year and he seems to be doing okay now, right? Okay?
    Breathe brutha.

    Tyrel SF May 4, 2007, 1:05 am
  • Heh, I’m kind of a gloomy guy, and events after last May didn’t help. I’m with Rotoworld on this one; maybe Paps is fine, but a 26-year-old reliever shouldn’t need to be babied this much, this early in the season, and his last appearance was probably the worst he’s ever looked. That said, if all it is is hyper-caution, that’s more then OK with me. He comes out tomorrow throwing heat and I’ll settle down. Tito decides he needs another day off…not so much.
    I don’t think Matsuzaka’s hurt, so that’s not really a major worry for me. That said, I would love to hear something resembling an explanation for what keeps happening. In Toronto, it looked like it might be mental; tonight it looked to me more physical. Not injury-physical, but physical. He’ll probably be fine, too…but there needs to be some progress next start. Or at least a better reason for what’s happening.

    desturbd1 May 4, 2007, 1:26 am
  • And did I just read anyone but A-Rod for MVP up to this point?
    I guess two walkoff hits in 26 games and the up-to-this-point triple crown don’t mean too much these days. Vlad can eat his hat, A-Rod is still very much the man.

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 4:19 am

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