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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 replies on “Monday Night Baseball: Yanks-Rays Gamer”

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.

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.

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…

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…

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