No More Funny Stuff: Yanks-Rays Gamer II

Garza vs. Burnett. Let’s hope the good guys keep the Rays in single-digits tonight.

NY Yankees
B. Gardner cf .227
D. Jeter ss .207
M. Teixeira 1b .250
N. Swisher lf .450
J. Posada dh .350
R. Cano 2b .385
X. Nady rf .280
R. Pena 3b 1.000
J. Molina c .429
A.J. Burnett 3.38
 
Tampa Bay
B.J. Upton cf .333
C. Crawford lf .286
E. Longoria 3b .467
C. Pena 1b .276
P. Burrell dh .240
D. Navarro c .231
B. Zobrist rf .286
A. Iwamura 2b .385
J. Bartlett ss .444
M. Garza 1.29
39 comments… add one
  • I’d love to see Swishy drive one into Garza’s nutbag here.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • Right after he fouls one off Dick Vitale’s pointed head.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Garza needs 20 pitches to get the first out.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • I see Swisher got his fourth ding. Maybe he’s allowed to smile, briefly.

    attackgerbil April 14, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • Burnett needs three more outs before we can’t talk about it.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Burnett is, uhh, pitching well. Like a Norse Hammer.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Swisher added a double? Wow.

    attackgerbil April 14, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • HFS that 6th was crazy. AJ through the Rays like butter w/ 2ks, you-know-what intact. command of the zone with the fastball, wicked curve. awesome.

    YF April 14, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Six innings over. Time to start not-talking-about-it.
    If Burnett’s at 100+ pitches after 7, do you keep him out there? This early in the season, with his history?

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • cano overmatched there. garza looking just as good.

    yf April 14, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • I always fear something like this will happen the day after the Yankees get their asses handed to them. I wonder if this is just my selective memory, or if they do bounce back in a big way.

    FenSheaParkway April 14, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • ath: still a ways from there given he’s only hi 70s. we’ll see. i say 120 max, but not before if….

    YF April 14, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Nady single off Bartlett. Pena an fc. Hurry back Alex!

    YF April 14, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Yeah YF, 22 pitches will put him in triple digits, and that’s not hard for a strikeout pitcher like Burnett to do in one inning. I think I’m with you, 120 is my limit for him.
    FSP, it does feel like this always happens after a blowout doesn’t it? Whenever the Sox score 10+ runs, the next day they’re always struggling to take the donuts off the board.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • aaaaaaaaand the Rays announcer says No Hitter. It’s all over now.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Ath, the Rays announcer does not get to jinx it.
    The question is whether Suzyn has said it or whether John Sterling even realizes it.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • http://www.mlb.com
    “Burnett no-hitting Rays through six innings”
    NOW it’s officially been jinxed. I say the 2nd batter of the 7th does the trick.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • mlb.com has put the two words together on it’s front page.
    Ted Lilly took a Naked Horse into the 7th last night for the Chubs.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • Crawford ends it.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • and so it goes. all good things must end.

    YF April 14, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • by the way, Manny would’ve caught that.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • Booooo that’s lame, my mlb.com hasn’t caught up yet so I still see Crawford at the plate.
    Swisher did the right thing. It’s a close game, you don’t want to try to dive and possibly let it go past him.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • Pena singles in a run. Wheels falling off very quickly here.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • Jesus, that tailing fastball that struck out Navarro was gorgeous.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • Tex flashing some WTP. It’s enough for Gardner to tag up though.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • I don’t know how “WTP” caught on, but I like it. Well, here’s the crucial 8th inning.
    Zobrist fouls out to left – it’s amusing with the bullpen in the foul territory..

    Lar April 14, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • My brother played on the varsity highschool team as a sophomore, and everyone used to yell “WTP” (warning track power) whenever he would hit it deep. At the end of the season he finally hit a homer, and after that it all seemed to come easier for him. That’s my earliest memory of the term.
    Burnett mows through the 8th with only 10 pitches. There’s really a huge difference in his performance from the stretch and from the windup. Mo should be all ready to go for the 9th.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • AJ gets out of it. Let’s score a few insurance runs and let Mo clean it up!

    Lar April 14, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • Haha, actually, the same thing happened to me.. more of a speedy/gap hitter back in high school, so I’m all too familiar with the term.. just wondering how it caught on here at YFSF! ;)

    Lar April 14, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Nice Lar. I was strictly a singles hitter in high school; I could take pretty much any pitch and tap it over the infielders’ heads. No power though, and only average speed. I was a rocking pitcher for a while though, until I went to varsity and totally stunk up the place. Shoulda done more long-toss.
    Jeter and Tex have sub .250 averages, and everyone else on the team is overachieving. This is not right.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Gardner driving it to center field, and totally could’ve been a triple if it was not a ground rule double.
    4-2 Yanks and maybe Gardner will earn some respect. Jeter trying to add to the lead with 2 outs, men on 2nd and 3rd.

    Lar April 14, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • Jeter hits a HR! 3 runs and now it’s 7-2!

    Lar April 14, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Wow, they used a Ortiz-like shift on Teixiera batting from his left.. it worked though since he grounded out right to the “2nd baseman”.

    Lar April 14, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • Deadliest Catch debut was a good one.
    This one’s in the bank.
    Good night, YFs.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • Mo sitting, not wasting his time on a 5 run lead. Fair enough.

    Lar April 14, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • Jeter’s on my fantasy team so I’m somewhat happy. Time for the Sox game.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • Wow, haven’t seen Bruney pitched this year yet, but his fastball is kind of nasty..

    Lar April 14, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • Bruney strikes out the side with what seems like nothing but fastballs. Though it looked like the 4 run inning and 5 run lead demoralized them a little bit..

    Lar April 14, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Bruney strikes out the side on 10 pitches. Damn near perfect.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:09 pm

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