No Night Off for You!: Yanks-Tigers Gamer (Monday)

I guess it’s come to this: YFs leaving it to us SFs to post the game thread, hoping some of that good luck will rub off.  Somehow I don’t think it’s gonna happen with ME, the black cloud of the site, putting up the gamer.  On the other hand, maybe they are onto something.

Have at it, everyone.

Oh, and go Tigers.

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  • Mussina in trouble already in the 1st. Runners at 1st and 3rd with no outs.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Marcus Thames, the Tigers three hitter, has a .283 OBP. Awful.

    SF August 27, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • Thames reached on a FC, runner gunned out at home. 1st and 2nd w/1 out.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • Interesting day at work today. The Yanks fans I worked with suddenly could not be found. They acted like all was right in world and they had no worries.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Ordonez walks, bases juiced. 1 out still.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • Moose walks the bases loaded. Grumbles.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • Guillien sacs one in, 1-0 Detroit.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • This has the makings of a long night for the Yanks. Interesting sub-story of the game is if Moose IS pitching for his rotation spot.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Moose gets out of the inning with relatively little damage, 1-0 Detroit.
    30 pitches after 1. Yuck.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Posada grounds out to end the inning. Mussina dodges a big arrow that inning be able to get out of it with only 1 run allowed.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • Melky with one hell of a play tracking Guillen’s shot to center down limiting it only to a sac-fly.
    Mosse may want to buy him dinner if that is difference tonight.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Rob probably means IRod, the catcher for the other team.
    But ya, Moose isn’t getting any easy outs tonight – I thought it would’ve been ball 4 anyhow.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Posada strikes out though.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Justin Verlander remembering that he is, in fact, Justin Verlander as I leave to go back to work.

    Dionysus August 27, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • The Yanks go down easy, and Moose gives up a base hit to Casey. Yep.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Casey aboard! Weeee!

    Dionysus August 27, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Well, just when I thought Moose could get an inning unscathed.. Granderson doubles home Casey from first. 2-0 Detroit.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Curtis Granderson is made of money. Just sayin’.
    See ya’ll later, Work calls. I’m gopnan be late gettign back from lunch.

    Dionysus August 27, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Sorry Lar, I did mean I-Rod.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Polanco singles Granderson in.. can Moose be any less sharp?
    Oh wait.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • Finally got that third out. 51 pitches through 2, and really should’ve gotten through this one, but now the Yanks are in a hole again.
    3-0 Tigers.

    Lar August 27, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • ESPN guys really running down both Abreu and Mussina.
    This is the first time I’ve seen M.M. on TV this year, and he really doesn’t look himself at all.

    Hudson August 27, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Mussina has not looked good all year. He looks like he never regained his confidence after the early season team struggles.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • Ramirez up in the pen for the Yanks.
    Is this the end of Mussina in NY?

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • As a SF, I don’t want to get greedy, but man, if the Tigers can knock out Moose early and make the Yanks run out a couple pitchers from the bullpen… (drools)

    stuck working August 27, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Thinking the same thing SW. Only reason why I am watching this game tonight.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Raburn doubles, I-Rod scores. 5-0

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • Correction, Raburn singled.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • A drubbing like this calls for a descent into the hysteria of LoHud comments.

    Hmm. Things are so bad, there seems to be more sympathy for Moose than outrage over there. That’s decent of them.
    Although there was the one commenter demanding that Moose’s membership in “the crossword puzzle club” be revoked. Zing.

    stuck working August 27, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Inge doubles, Raburn around to score from 1st.
    6-0
    Granderson takes pity on Moose and grounds out.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Mussina looks shell-shocked out there.

    Hudson August 27, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Late arrival here. Jeez. I go away for a couple of days and we drop 2.5 games back and we’re getting pummeled in this. ACK. It’s nice to be needed, but really not that much…..

    Anonymous August 27, 2007, 8:28 pm
  • Yanks offense not exactly helping out Moose either.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • Moose to the bench. Bullpen now being used as Ramirez heads to the mound. This is exactly what all the Sox fans want to see.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • New pitcher… who’s E. Ramirez?

    Jackie (SF) August 27, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Edwar on in relief, and there’s a dinger for Polanco. Edwar has a dinger problem.

    Anonymous August 27, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Edwar gives up a gopher ball on his first batter. Game getting ugly.

    Hudson August 27, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • Polanco homers off of Ramirez.
    Just to make note of something:
    The Tigers can quit scoring runs. Something about the Yanks being a pissed off team after they get blown out that usually leads to like a 7-8 game winning streak.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Edwar needs to understand that if you throw 5 changeups in a row, they’re no longer changeups but rather very slow fastballs.

    ponch August 27, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Good one Ponch

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • I-Rod strikes out to end the 4th.
    To this point, 2/3 of the Tigers lineup have already had 3 AB’s. 10 Hits, 2 walks.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • Sean Henn is the next victim from the bullpen. he promptly gives up a triple to Casey who is pulled for a PR.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Santiago is the PR, Raburn singles him in.
    8-0

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • Okay, who had August 27th in the ‘Sean casey Gets a Triple’ pool?

    Ponch August 27, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Inge doubles, Raburn to third.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • This is brutal. Was that Sean Casey who just tripled? And I think I hear a “Yankees suck!” chant in Detroit.

    mattymatty August 27, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • This is brutal. Was that Sean Casey who just tripled? And I think I hear a “Yankees suck!” chant in Detroit.

    mattymatty August 27, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • Granderson grounds out scoring Raburn.
    9-0

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • Sorry for the double post. Typepad is being weird on me here…
    9-0 by the way.

    mattymatty August 27, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Granderson grounds out scoring Raburn. Inge to 3rd.
    9-0

    Rob August 27, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Same here MM

    Rob August 27, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • 10-0. Torre is going to have to put Guidry in at some point. This is so one-sided it reminds me of Red Sox/Chicago this weekend.

    mattymatty August 27, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Thames singles, Inge scores.
    Ordonez and Santiago are the only Tigers now without an RBI. We are in the 5th inning BTW.

    Rob August 27, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • I’m rooting for 31-0.

    mattymatty August 27, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • I’m rooting for 31-0.

    mattymatty August 27, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • I’m rooting for 31-0.

    mattymatty August 27, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • Time for Torre to start pulling some of the starters.

    rob August 27, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • dammit! Apologies… OK, I’m done till tomorrow.

    mattymatty August 27, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Ok, I am done watching this. Looks like the bullpen is going to get the crap worked out of it tonight.

    rob August 27, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • So which inning will A-rod hit a meaningless home run in?

    ponch August 27, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • this is not fun…
    “…I think I hear a “Yankees suck!” chant in Detroit….”
    actually that was from cleveland mattymatty…the indians fans were overheard complaining that the yanks were phoning it in against the tigers…
    hey, are sox fans cutting us some slack?…

    dc August 27, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Holy potatoes I just got home and saw the score. What glorious carnage!

    Atheose August 27, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • “hey, are sox fans cutting us some slack?…”
    I think it would be bad mojo to pile on before a series in NY. But if the Sox do waht Detroit is doing, all bets are off!

    Tom sf August 27, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Ground-rule double by Maybin, 16-0 now.

    Atheose August 27, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • WTF, I come back to to this? Okay, good night everybody!

    Lar August 27, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Hey! 4 grand slams and we’re right back in this thing.

    Anonymous August 27, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Well, the bullpen didn’t get THAT tired.

    rootbeerfloat August 27, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • This is an awesome day indeed. Moose just doesn’t have it anymore. I’m almost excited to head over to LoHud. hehehehe.

    Brad August 27, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • This may sound harsh, but I’m going to say it anyway:
    The expectations of New York fans for Hughes, Joba and now Edwar have gone through the roof in direct proportion to the suckitude of their more expensive veteran arms.
    All three may have some real promise, but anyone who has watched baseball knows not to bet too heavily on prospects even when they have glowing scouting reports, impressive minor league stats and even initial success in the majors. The vast majority of rising stars fade.
    So Yanksfans have basically put these young men in an untenable position, setting them up for failure.
    If your initial rotation and pen had lived up to past performance, the expectations for these guys would not be so exaggerated on this board. Yankee fans are casting about desperately for hope, which is understandable. But the likelihood is that at most 1 of these 3 will survive in MLB.
    Once Schilling got injured and Lester continued to struggle with his recovery, there was an analogous rise in (over-) expectations for Buchholz, but as the Sox’s lead has stabilized there seems to be more room for him to mature at a normal pace again…
    Hell, I remember a time when Sox fans were similarly overoptimistic about young Casey Fossum, as if he were the second coming of Sandy Koufax. Look at him now.

    Anonymous August 27, 2007, 11:09 pm
  • Bravo, Anon.
    Even though, historically speaking, Joba is the absolute best pitcher from the Yankee system in 234 years.

    Brad August 27, 2007, 11:44 pm
  • To add to anon’s point: Brian Rose, Carl Pavano. Thankfully, Pavano turned into Pedro Martinez before turning into a pumpkin, but Rose never did anything.
    Also, remember the Mets and their BIG three? Isringhausen, Wilson and Pulsipher. Only Isringhausen turned into anything, and that was only after he failed as a starter and the Mets gave up on him.
    Anyway, Hughes, Chamberlain and Kennedy certainly look great. Their minor-league stats are there. In Chamberlain’s case, the ML stuff has been there (and Hughes has had those encouraging flashes of brilliance). I’m not sure the hype has occurred so much on this site, but as the Yanks’ rotation has suffered, there has been an implication among YFs in general, it seems, that these three will save the Yankees. They might. They might not. It’ll be fun to see, in either case.

    Paul SF August 28, 2007, 8:59 am
  • the only bright side in all of this (for someone as biased as myself) is that john (trisk) won’t have to name his son moose.
    the kid is lucky before drawing his first breath.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 28, 2007, 9:10 am
  • Anon:
    I reject your argument entirely. The enthusiasm on this site (a blog, not a messageboard, btw) about the rise of Phil Hughes has been present for more than a year, and was high in spring training. Excitement about Joba began when he started blowing away batters in Hawaii. You can go back and check the posts. It has nothing to do with the ostensible problems with the starters (and by that we’re talking about Mike Mussina’s last 3 starts–the Yankee starters otherwise have been solid). Edwar has never been that much of a dream prospect. He’s done some exciting things this year; i don’t think anyone has placed to much hope for the future on his arm.
    Yankee fans are excited by the development of Hughes, Joba, Kennedy, and a few others, and rightly. There are no guarantees, obviously, but isn’t one of the pleasures of fandom watching young players develop? Yes, we have high expectations, but I’m not sure why that’s any kind of problem. For a 21-year-old, Hughes has been impressive, and Joba has been phenomenal. The prospect that those two plus Kennedy will be ML pitchers for the Yanks is very real, and even if they don’t turn out to be ace stoppers, the fact that the Yanks have developed such inexpensive players is a major feather in their cap, and will allow them a great deal of flexibility in the future. So be snide all you like; a bad week in Yankeeland doesn’t really change the way these prospects are viewed, nor should it.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:29 am
  • For a 21-year-old, Hughes has been impressive
    Actually, no he hasn’t. He’s an impressive player from a futures standpoint, but other than the near no-no, he hasn’t been impressive at all, at least not to me. He has impressive pitches, but they’ve occurred in isolated fashion. I don’t doubt he will be really good, but I differ with your qualification of his performance so far this year. Joba, that’s another story!

    SF August 28, 2007, 9:39 am
  • The pitches have not come in isolated patches, I think that’s the issue. As Cliff Corcoran has noted over on Banter, what’s come in isolated patches is the runs. Most innings Hughes gets through clean enough; he’s not getting tagged every inning he pitches. That would be troubling. He’s had trouble in some games, done better in others. He’s 21. For a 21 year old, what he’s doing is impressive. BEING IN THE MAJORS is impressive, and he’s thrown a near-no/no on a team that just put up 30. So characterize it however you want; i’m not going to argue semantics any further. You wanna call it unimpressive, be my guest. You can read the numbers however you want, and with some justification. I’ll look at the glass half full. We know from experience that you don’t!

    YF August 28, 2007, 10:18 am
  • I’ve been impressed with Hughes.
    He has not gotten knocked around and he has not been wild. He has made mistake pitches and, in the majors, you pay for them. His last outing was a perfect example – he gave up 3 home runs (including inside the park job) – that day he only gave up 4 hits total.
    Looking at overall performance:
    In 38.2 innings he has given up 32 hits, struck out 36, walked 15 – but 5 of those hits have been home runs.
    By comparison, in 183.2 innings in the minors over ’06-’07 he gave up 5 home runs.
    You can choose to say he is unimpressive, but I think he has done well and, if they don’t pile too much on him next year (i.e. just make him # 3 at most), I think he’ll develop well.
    He just needs to reduce the mistake pitches over the middle of the plate.
    I have to say though that it has been so long since a starter came up through our system (Pettitte?) let alone several simultaneously, that I am out of practice in judging homegrown starting piching talent!

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:33 am
  • I think he will develop well, too. I think he looks to be an excellent pitcher, sometime soon if not right now. So I guess this is just semantics: I haven’t been that impressed by Hughes’ performances, but I am impressed by the pitcher himself.

    SF August 28, 2007, 1:09 pm

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