Monday Night Baseball: Yanks-Rays Gamer

AJ Burnett gave up three earned including two dingers in his last outing, which was July 9th in the Bronx against Tampa.  He’s facing them again tonight at the Trop, while Alex Cobb returns from AAA to start for the St. Pete.  Comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .268
C. Granderson cf .270
M. Teixeira 1b .240
R. Cano 2b .296
N. Swisher rf .255
J. Posada dh .226
R. Martin c .222
B. Gardner lf .286
E. Nunez 3b .270
A.J. Burnett 4.15
Tampa Bay
J. Damon dh .275
B. Zobrist rf .266
E. Longoria 3b .233
C. Kotchman 1b .333
B.J. Upton cf .240
S. Rodriguez 2b .221
J. Ruggiano lf .256
R. Chirinos c .000
E. Johnson ss .209
A. Cobb 3.41
14 comments… add one
  • 1-0 on some sloppy D by the Rays so far…

    krueg July 18, 2011, 7:18 pm
  • Takes AJ exactly 3 batters to blow a lead…
    Why do I even watch this? IN fact. I’m not.

    krueg July 18, 2011, 7:26 pm
  • I’d enjoy seeing some solid contact from our guys at some point in this game. A hard line out will do. Dribblers and pop-outs are just painful to watch.

    DustyDrB - YF July 18, 2011, 8:30 pm
  • Err…this is weird.
    Key point in the game, and the power goes out?

    DustyDrB - YF July 18, 2011, 8:55 pm
  • OK, the stadium was struck by lightning. This caused a power surge that cut out the video feed of the broadcast for a moment and disabled some stadium lights. Apparently, this isn’t all that uncommon and will take about 15 minutes for the lights to come back on.

    DustyDrB - YF July 18, 2011, 9:03 pm
  • As a former Tampa resident…no…it is not uncommon. The lightning in that area is INSANE.

    krueg July 18, 2011, 9:04 pm
  • David Robertson with three legitimate major league pitches is just unfair. He has a changeup now.

    AndrewYF July 18, 2011, 10:40 pm
  • There should be a rule in MLB that walking in the go-ahead run gets you immediately sent to the minor leagues.

    AndrewYF July 18, 2011, 11:01 pm
  • You cannot get on this Torres kid who just came up from the minors today thanks to what Boston and Tampa did to each other last night for walking in the go-ahead run. He has pitched really well to an ump with a postage stamp size strike zone and Cano and Martin just battled him like – well – major leaguers. And now Gardner is battling him like crazy. If the Yanks hold onto this lead I really think it is entirely due to what Boston did here last night — the Rays are throwing crap against the wall at this stage with a ton of guys they ust brought up today.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 11:05 pm
  • A win is a win I guess. I find it pretty sad that it took that to overcome a team with a blown-out bullpen and went 16 innings the night before…

    krueg July 18, 2011, 11:17 pm
  • I guess you could say it was a “lights out” performance by the bullpen…

    DustyDrB - YF July 18, 2011, 11:21 pm
  • Gotta love the Rays fan who realizes Teixeira is about to catch the game-ending pop up in the first row of the stands, and reacts by leaping forward to knock his mitt back…only he missed so it didn’t work. The woman in the Yankee jersey standing in the second row reacts as if the Rays fan just kicked her puppy. Come on…it’s not like the guy jumped into the field of play. That’s the fan you want in that spot every time…

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 11:22 pm
  • For all your complaints krueg the Yankees are SEVEN games ahead in the Wild Card standings.

    SF July 19, 2011, 10:08 am
  • The Wild Card is for losers SF…

    krueg July 19, 2011, 10:44 am

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