NY=Hot Squared: Yanks vs. Jays Gamer II

The second day in August finds New York gripped in a heat wave that swept across the country and settled over the east coast. Temperatures in the Bronx are hovering right around 100, which feels like 107 with the humidity. It’s tough weather in which to sit and breathe, let alone play baseball. But that is what Major-Leaguers do.

The New York Yankees are also hot, winning 7 out of their last ten and in a virtual tie for first in the AL East. Today Toronto takes the field at The Stadium to try to beat the heat and the hot as they send Ted Lilly (9-9) to the mound. The Yankees faced Lilly in April and were victorious in that meeting.

New York counters with Chien Ming Wang (12-4), who has been outstanding in his last four appearances. In his current four-game win streak he has pitched 30.1 innings, given up 25 hits and 7 walks, and allowed 7 runs. His last outing was a masterful 2-hit, 18 ground-ball out shutout against Tampa, the best performance by a Yankee starter this year.

Craig Wilson makes his Yankees debut at first base. It’s one-hour to game time. The line-up follows in the game thread. Comment away.

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  • Johnny Damon CF
    Derek Jeter SS
    Bobby Abreu RF
    Alex Rodriguez 3B
    Jorge Posada C
    Craig Wilson 1B
    Bernie Williams DH
    Melky Cabrera LF
    Miguel Cairo 2B
    Peter Abraham reports that Giambi may be sitting out due to the cramp he felt yesterday.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 6:09 pm
  • Gerbil, didn’t the Yanks beat Lilly during that 4 game series a couple of weeks ago? In fact, I believe it’s a rematch of the pitching matchup.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 6:22 pm
  • Good catch, YM. Saturday July 22nd, Lilly did pitch but didn’t get a decision which is why I missed it in my cursory glance over his season.
    Wang got the vicotry and Scott Downs took the loss; it was a come from behind win for NY.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 6:34 pm
  • I like the Yanks against righties a lot!

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 6:45 pm
  • er..I meant lefties. Doh. 3rd time I’ve done that in two weeks. Dyslexia.

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 6:46 pm
  • Kaat and Flaherty on the call for YES tonight.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:04 pm
  • So long as it’s not Murcer doing the play-by-play.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:09 pm
  • It is absolutely brutal here today…I had to turn down a free ticket to the game. Can barely breathe just walking outside for a couple of minutes, can’t imagine how it must be for the players.
    Wilson saves Jeter an error on his first chance at 1B.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • Wang leads thins off with a ball, then a foul to Rios. The 1-1 is swung on and missed for 1-2. A hopper to Jeter; he thows off line and Wilson makes a good catch and tag to get the out at first. Nice debut.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • ARod on the 6-3 for the second out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • Wells (FEAR) falls behind 1-2. Wang gets him on the outside corner for strike three looking.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:14 pm
  • Wang uses up his 1 K allowance for the game. What’s he gonna do if he really needs it later on?!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:15 pm
  • Yeah, he just used his Get Out of Wells Free card.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Damon is behind 0-2 quickly. Johnny grounds it to Overbay who tosses to lilly for the first out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:17 pm
  • Good catch in the stands as the fan should be kicked out for not interfering.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Rios retires Jeter.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Gah! What kind of fans are they??

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Abreu lines a single to center for his first Yankee hit.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • ARod up with 2 outs, Abreu on first. He lines to right that drops right in front of Rios for a single, Abreu holding at second.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Somebody save that ball!

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • A-Rod’s heating up with the weather.
    More cliches to come

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • Posada v. Lilly steel cage match – who wins this time?

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • My younger brother’s fiance thinks Lilly is the hottest player in the majors.
    just throwing out that topic for discussion…

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • Jorge up; the LiLob misses outside for ball one. Fastball down the middle for strike one. The 1-1 is a a strike, then misses inside for 2-2. The next pitch is a fastball at the letters that Posada swings underneath to end inning.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • ….Lilly, this time. Boo, Posada! Boooooooooooooo!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • Nick: I prefer Joe Mauer, myself. Lilly’s got Al Leiter eyebrows.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • the thing is I don’t even see where she’s coming from on Lilly. YM, you think he’s good looking?

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 7:25 pm
  • Wang facing Glaus to lead off the top of the second. Wang feeds two balls. The next pitch is just off the corner but no call. Ball 3. The 3-0 is is low and Glaus is on in four pitches.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:26 pm
  • First off, if she is thinking a BJ is hot there are potential problems. Perhaps you need to give her a spread of current Yanks to root for.

    Rob August 2, 2006, 7:26 pm
  • Nick: not especially. He’s not bad, but definitely not “hottest in the majors” material. To each their own….

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:27 pm
  • Overbay steps in and takes strike one. Check swing is ruled that he didn’t go, looks like he did. 1-1. Next pitch is away for 2-1. The 2-1 is a liner to Jeter. Glaus retreats to first on the line-6.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:28 pm
  • I think his nickname is Eeyore, which is a reference Mayday made in the other thread regarding SF’s pessimism. The Sox are down 3-0 after the half inning. Things are dandy right now!

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • Rob: Andy Phillips!!!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • YM…You cannot have someone marry into the family and not find a person on that family favorite teem to be hot.
    If my wife ever told me a Yankee was the hottest player we would be going to see Judge Judy regarding the division of property.

    Rob August 2, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • Wang is ahead quickly 0-2 against Hinske. Wang comes inside and low for ball one. The 1-2 is fouled off the end of the bat. The next pitch is fouled off defensively down and off the batter. Another 1-2: pitch is high. Glaus was running and Posada made an easy throw to get Glaus on the CS. Broken hit and run.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • Count goes full, and Hinske walks.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • Single from Molina to right. Abreu brings it in quickly. First and second with two away to Aaron Hill.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • Nice to see a laser beam arm in right field again.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Wang having strike zone-phobia.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • It’s 1-1 to Hill: foul down third to make it 1-2. The next pitch is a called outside. Just missed the plate. Then a low pitch to make it full.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • Payoff: fastball fouled out of play. Another full count pitch: outside and he walks the bases loaded. Tight zone, but definitely outside.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • Broken bat to Jeter on the ground by McDonald ends the inning 6-3.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • Lets go BJ…….(multiple claps)
    Yes YM, I know…..hush.

    Rob August 2, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • Wilson takes inside in his first at bat in the stripes. He then pulls itup the line just foul for 1-1. Swung on and missed for strike two. Lilly just outside for ball two. Small plate.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:42 pm
  • Wilson lifts it to Wells in center for the first out.
    I keep fighting the urge to type Enrique.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:42 pm
  • Keep on fighting that urge.

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Bernie up and is at 1-1 in the count. Inside for 2-1. The next pitch is (somewhat?) high for 3-1. Bernie pops the next pitch out of play to make the count full.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • The payoff is lined at McDonald who pulls Overbay off the bag but Lyle gets the tag for the out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • Melky takes a strike as he steps in with two away. Lilly gets a big curve in for a strike to put Melky behind 0-2, then misses for ball 1. The 1-2 is fouled back. The next pitch is a ground ball 6-3 to end the inning. Rios, Catalanotto, Wells coming up for the Jays.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Ha! I just saw Fasano in the dugout; you put a pair of green overalls and a green hat on him and you got Luigi from Super Mario Bros.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Rios pops out to right for the first out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • Wang brings a strike as Catalanatto steps in. Fouled for strike 2. JUST missed inside for ball 1. The 1-2 is fouled off the end of the bat. The 1-2 is fouled on the ground right.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • Tough plate. The next pitch is jammed on the hands. Jeter makes a great over the shoulder catch to make the out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • JUST misses outside for Wells for ball one. Then finally gets the corner call for strike one. Next pitch is in on the hands and pulled on the ground to ARod for the 6-3 to end the inning.
    Nice play, Captain, robbing Catalanatto like that..

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:54 pm
  • Cairo hits one to the track for the first out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • Damon takes a strike, then a funky check swing for a foul. The 0-2 is away, and the 1-2 is lined off the end of the bat for a pop-out to Catalanatto.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Paging offense….please pick up!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • Jeter up with two away. Takes strike one.
    JETER!!!
    Home run to right.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • I might of said this earlier today but…
    JEETAH’S BETTAH!!!!!!

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Derek Jeter
    Nuff said

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • The Captain gets the Yankees on the board with the bases-empty shot to right and extends his hitting streak to 11 games.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • Abreu falls behind 0-2, then takes two balls. The 2-2 is lined off the end off the end of the bat for his second hit on the night, a double to the left field corner.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Abreu really does look like Sosa and Canseco’s love child

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • he’s a good hitter.

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Abreu hits for the cycle tonight. You heard it here first!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • ARod to the plate. A foul, then a ball inside. The 1-1 is away for ball two. The 2-1 is inside for 3-1. The next pitch is lifted to short right for the third out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Booooooo!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Glaus takes a strike. The 0-1 is outside; appeal says he didn’t swing. The 1-1 is a strike at the knees. The 1-2 gets Glaus swinging on a sinker low and away.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Overbay takes a big cut and misses for strike one. The 0-1 is a hopper back to the mound thrown to first for the second out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • Flaherty remarks that Wang has retired five straight since Gator visited the mound.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • He’s now up 0-2 on Hinske. The pitch is outside for 1-2. Missed again for 2-2. The next pitch is fouled off left.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Another foul from Hinske. The next 2-2 is lined off the wall in right. Abreu brought a fantastic throw, but Hinske just beat the tag.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Pretty close, but I think Hinske was in there. Molina retired on a soft line drive to Wilson. End of the inning.
    Let me say again how nice it is to see an arm in right. Abreu threw a frozen rope from the track.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Were Bernie in there, that’s a stand-up triple at least…or an inside-the-parker.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Posada fouls the first pitch high and in the stands off third for strike one leading off the bottom of the fourth.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Lilly’s funky curve misses for ball one. The 1-1 is singled up the middle by Jorge.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Lilly gets a curve over for a strike. Wilson takes the 0-1 inside. The 1-1 misses low. Wilson lines the 2-1 foul up third for 2-2.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • The next pitch is a curve away to make it full. The payoff pitch is hit in the hole between short and third. Posada advances to second on Wilson’s first hit as a Yankee.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Bernie to the plate. Takes low ball one. Low and away ball two as the signs got crossed up.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • Bernie takes a strike. The 2-1 change misses to make it 3-1. Bernie takes for full count. Bernie pops the payoff to center for the first out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Melky to the plate. First pitch is fouled back for strike one. The 0-1 is fouled, then a ball to make it 1-2 Melky pops out to Hill off the apron in right for the second out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Cairo steps in with two away.
    Don’t waste these base runners, NY.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Miguel takes strike one. The 0-1 is a fastball swung underneath for 0-2. Cairo pops out to right to end the inning.
    Sigh.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • Too late.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • Hill takes strike one to lead off the top half of the fifth. The 0-1 is away for 1-1. Hill grounds the ball at ARod who gets short hopped but makes a good play and throw to first for one out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Has ARod learned how to play 3rd again?

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • McDonald faces Wang and takes strike one. The 0-1 is grounded to Cairo for the second out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • I am one of those that thinks he never forgot. He just went away for a bit.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • When does Wang’s name get mentioned among CY Young candidates?

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Ball one to Rios, then a strike taken to even the count. The 1-1 is grounded hard to left center for a single. Jeter had no chance at all at the ball hit well to his left on the two-out single.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • I don’t think he is in that club yet.
    Wilson to Wang to end the inning. Good work by Wang.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Why not? I’m not suggesting he should win it, but he should be on the ballot.

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Nice grab by Glaus for the first out as Damon lines it 6″ too low.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Too many names in front of him. Liriano, Santana, Halladay, Verlander, Mussina. A couple more games like last week and he might make the discussion. I would love that.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • Nick: I’ll be just as happy if CMW continues to drift under the radar. He’ll be our “secret” weapon. If you heard that interview that Cash did with Mad Dog the other day, it was really funny when Cashman blasted Russo….he apparently had said that CMW sucks.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • Jeter retired on strikes.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • Gerbil, I never thought ARod forgot how to play 3B either, but his recent play should shut up ESPN and its ilk.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Abreu is ahead 2-0; he takes on the high outside corner 2-1. The next pitch is lined foul back left. Abreu grounds out to Hill to end the inning. Wells, Glaus, Overbay on deck for Wang in the top of the sixth.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • I need to listen to that interview. Mad Dog is pure idiocy, pure entertainment.

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • It’s a thing of beauty, Nick. Had me giggling the whole time…Now, would it kill the home team to score a few more runs, please??

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • YM: yeah, he’s yesterday’s news now. It was only fun for ESPN to talk about him until they found their next bone to chew on.
    Incidentally, did anyone notice how the ARod chatter dissolved right around when Reynolds got canned by ESPN? I think they needed to reduce their own profile for a few days.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • YES with a brief homage to Munson.
    Wells singles to center to lead off the sixth.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Either that, or someone told Steve Phillips to can it.
    Pitcher’s best friend!!!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • Glaus grounds out on a hopper to ARod who turns the 643 DP to erase the runner.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • Wang is a GIDP machine

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • Wang jumps out to an 0-2 lead facing Overbay. Called strike three. Great pitch from Wang as we head to bottom 6.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Goodness gracious, was that K#3??? Who does he think he is, Nolan Ryan?

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • His k-rate is spectacularly low for someone who’s been so successful. Crazy

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Boston gets on the board in the 5th…

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • boo!

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Heh.
    ARod’s swing still looks a little off.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • And he promptly makes me eat crow. Yay! That slide was a thing of beauty.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • I had a big argument with a baseball friend of mine a couple years ago. His position was that the strikeout is an overrated stat, and my position was from the side that to be successful you had to be able to get the K. I lost the argument.
    ARod rips a single double(!) to left, and does a tricky slide to be called safe. Had him dead to rights, but he switched hands on the tag to be called safe. Great play by ARod.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Posada hits it deep to left for the 2-run home run.
    JORGE!!

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Jorge doesn’t let THAT go to waste.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Jorge!!!!

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • How money was that Arod sliding body twist to avoid the tag?

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • I should rephrase it to say heady play by ARod, and awful tag.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • BY: Great, great reaction by ARod on that slide.
    Wilson singles to left. Still no outs.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • BY: incredible. A great call by the ump, too.
    Meanwhile in Beantown, Papi with a clutch strikeout with the tying run on base. Just biding his time till the 9th, I bet.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Bernie pops out to Rios in right for the first out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • The Yankee dugout is pulsing w/energy after Jorgie’s bomb, I like the feeling this team is giving off lately.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Bernie kills the rally ;-)

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • BY, that energy you see is Jeter’s new cologne. It’s visible to the eye. It’s that strong.

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Come Leche, keep the fun rolling.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Stings the nostrils, as it were.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Melky falls behind 0-2 quickly, then takes a curve that misses for ball one. The 1-2 is hit to deep left center and bounces over the wall for the GRD that saves the run.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Yeahhh!! Melky feeling the Chilled Grapefruit!!!

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Melky time. You gotta love the Melk!

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • Second and third for NY with one away. Lilly gets the hook.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • you can only hope to contain this line-up for so long.

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Jeter’s cologne LOL; your f’ing hilarious Nick. You crack me up at least twice a day on this site.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Mmmm….grapefruit…

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Supposed to be “you’re”,

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • well thank you, BY. The feeling is mutual. It’s been great getting to shoot the shit with all of you. And with that said, I’m heading out for the night. Have a good one, guys.

    Nick-YF August 2, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • OK, who’s been teaching Indians baserunning? Coco Crisp’s thrown out *2* runners!!! Seriously, people…

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Ciao, Nick.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Dustin McGowan in for Toronto. Walks Cairo on 4 pitches.
    Later Nick.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Damon swings and misses for strike one with the bases juiced with one away. The 0-1 is hit up the middle and scores Wilson. Bases still loaded to The Captain.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Crap….Tribe’s gone to the bullpen. We’d better hang on in this one.
    Must…stop….scoreboard-watching!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • As tough as our schedule in August is going to be; these line-ups the Yankees can put out nightly now are going to create havoc on opposing AL pitching staffs

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Manny Ramirez homers (30) on a fly ball to center field.
    Yup.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Scott Downs in the pen for Toronto.
    Jeter takes ball one. The 1-0 is a breaking pitch for 1-1. Jeter is 1 for 3 on the night. Jeter takes the fastball just below the knees for 2-1. Jeter swings through the next pitch to make it 2-2.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Away to make it full. The payoff pitch: away for ball four. Jeter takes the bases loaded walk to score a run.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Jeter said it after last night’s game; “no catch up for the Yankees now”, they’re just going to concentrate on themselves and win more than anyone in the division.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Hate to be Downs right now; coming in to face Abreu w/the bases juiced and 1 out.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • One out, bases loaded. Abreu fouls the 1-1 off left. The 1-2 is fouled down and behind.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Abreu taking defensive swings and working the pitcher well even when behind in the count.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • A feast for the eyes, that is.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Downs misses way off the plate for deuces. The 2-2 is away again for a full count. The payoff: Abreu slices one up third just foul in the corner up third.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Abreu fouls off another full boat. Abreu misses the fastball swinging. _Great_ at bat from Abreu. What a tough out.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Awww…..Ks swinging. Darn. Definitely made the pitcher work though.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • ARod up for the 2nd time this inning. Stat-padding loser!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • ARod up, two away, juiced. Alex takes low for ball one. The next pitch is a fastball that ARod misses underneath for 1-1. Inside for ball two. The 2-1 is cut hard and off the glove of McDonald to score two on the single from ARod, runners on 1st and 2nd, two away.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Let in rain boys!! This is great payback for the trouncing we took up in Toronto.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • I have to check out for a bit. Hopefully catch you all later before the end of the game. Nice one, Yanks. Later.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • ‘later, Gerbil

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • Toronto is punks. They laid down like a whipped dog in this one.

    Rob August 2, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • What a job by Wang tonight.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Pronk’s revenge in Beantown; Hafner w/a 2 run go ahead shot. Heh, Heh, Heh.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • BY: don’t count your chickens yet….Ortiz and Manny coming up in the 8th. At least no game-ending heroics for Papi tonight!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Oh, I’m not saying the Tribe’s gonna win. I just like it when Boston’s bull-pen gets a black-eye; as I’m sure you do too.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Been watching this in its entirety away from the laptop, but just able to chime in now. A lot to enjoy: another brilliant start from Wang, Jeter all over the place on offense AND defense (that’s right all you doubters!), Alex’s terrific slide, Jorge’s dinger, Abreu and Wilson looking like great new cogs in the machine….all that and the Sox are losin’,,,,,

    YF August 2, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • That’s at least 17 consecutive scoreless for Wang? Anyone recall exactly how long the streak runs?

    YF August 2, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Is Wang going to get a chancce for the complete game?

    walein August 2, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Feels good be a Yankee fan these past few days, eh YF?

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Feels alot better than it did a couple months ago there.

    walein August 2, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • No, Villone is in.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • nope
    ron villone has come to pitch

    yankeeboy August 2, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • Sure does BY. I think old #15 would be proud of this effort.

    YF August 2, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • 17 scoreless sounds right. Didn’t look too good at the beginning of the game, that’s for sure…
    I’m not sure why Torre is wasting Villone here. He already pitched yesterday; who’s going to save the day if Lidle gets lit up tomorrow?

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • You’re right on that one, God bless him.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • YF: right on.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Ponson (Shudder)

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • BY: my point exactly.
    Glaus hits the deck. Ouch.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Uh….

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • That was tattooed!!

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Glaus with a monster. Ouch. Now 7-2. Exactly when is a lead Villone-proof?

    YF August 2, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Hey now, YF. Ye of little faith!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • 1 down.

    YF August 2, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • Wang’s ERA is down to 3.57 after tonight.
    Our 1-2 starters are 3.44 and 3.57 respectively. That’s quite comforting, if RJ gets consistent down the stretch…

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • 2 down.

    YF August 2, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Carmona sighting in Beantown; let’s hope he doesn’t piss away the lead like Monday.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Ballgame!!!

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Game. First place remains ours. Hopefully we stay there alone tonight.

    YF August 2, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • BY: say it isn’t so. Sigh. 1 game lead is too much to ask, I s’pose.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • I’m out guys, have a great night.

    bloodyank78 August 2, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Injuns spitting the bit again…

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • The role of Papi was played by Loretta tonight. Thanks, Tribe.

    yankeemonkey August 2, 2006, 10:31 pm

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