Pretzel Logic: Yanks-O’s Gamer III

Blast you, Adam Loewen.  You pitch like you are on the opposing team’s payroll all year, except when you play New York.  Sure, there were at least two spectacular plays by the O’s defense that prevented runs, and I expected sketchy offense when I first posted that lineup last night, but frankly, last night’s game had me in a foul mood.

Yes, there were a couple of positives.  Melky hit well, recorded yet another outfield assist and a misplayed ball in the corner that resulted in a triple didn’t matter.  Lidle started out shaky, but came on to pitch a very fine game after the third.  Bernie passed a Yankee Legend.  Dotel pitched really well to one batter, never mind the other two he put on.  Proctor only threw 10 pitches in his 87th consecutive game appearance, which means we will probably get to see him pitch again today, and one of two on Friday (he’ll pinch hit for Fasano in the nightcap), then Saturday, Sunday, Monday afternoon, then hop a shuttle to start a night game in AA Trenton.

Okay, that’s the good stuff.  Other than Melky, the offense absolutely vanished.  Gone.  Poof.  And how can you get a painfully obvious extra out from Blue in the bottom of the ninth and not take advantage of it?  That’s felonious when the zebras toss you those kind of breaks and you muck it up anyway.  It’s still early here on the left coast and I have yet to finish my coffee, which makes me even more cranky than normal, but not scoring runs when you play the Orioles is like not drinking beer when you eat pretzels:  it’s wrong.  The pretzels taste bad, gum up your mouth, and make your teeth look gross.

The Sox are idle today, which gives that team a timely rest, and gives as of nigh lugubrious Sox fans time to speculate on new acquisitions, and sharpen their fangs and witticisms for game one of the Battle Royale at Fenway.  No rest for New York, however.  The Yankees have baseball to play.

While I drink a cup of joe or three, New York gets to take out their frustrations on Rodrigo Lopez, who gave up shots to Damon, Jeter, Giambi and Cabrera last time out.  Jaret Wright gets the ball for New York and has been not only steady, but has pitched rather well as of late.  Hopefully we’ll get our usual solid five-point-one-to-six out of him, which puts Proctor warming up in the pen by, oh, 3:00 eastern.  This is your place to comment on today’s game.

148 comments… add one
  • I thought it odd that all the SC/BBTN highlights of the Yanks game last night showed Dotel getting the strikeout, but never mentioned that he allowed two others to reach base. I welcome Octavio Dotel and his 6.00 WHIP to Fenway ;-)

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 1:05 pm
  • Paul, that’s too true. I Fear.
    J. Damon cf .284
    D. Jeter ss .340
    B. Abreu rf .379
    J. Giambi 1b .256
    A. Rodriguez 3b .287
    R. Cano 2b .328
    J. Posada c .271
    B. Williams dh .280
    M. Cabrera lf .291

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 1:08 pm
  • I guess I prefer Dotel to Veras. I wonder how many times we’ll see him this coming series.

    Nick-YF August 17, 2006, 1:10 pm
  • Nick, how were the travels? Safe and sound back in NYC?

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 1:12 pm
  • B. Roberts leads off with power.

    walein August 17, 2006, 1:14 pm
  • John Damon does the same.

    Devine August 17, 2006, 1:21 pm
  • Johnny Damon counters with power of his own.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • Lidle’s been placed on the 3-5 day bereavement list. When’s his start scheduled to come around in the Boston series?

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • I think Lidle would have be Monday.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 1:24 pm
  • That’s right, cuz he just pitched for youse guys… I think that actually makes him Sunday and Wright Monday, but he can’t pitch Sunday — that’s Day 3. So does Wright pitch on short rest or what

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 1:26 pm
  • Sunday is going to be Stottlemyre’s comeback start. The real reason he “retired” from the pitching coach position.
    They rebuilt him, using about 6 million of the Yankees payroll.

    walein August 17, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • This is how I thought it was going to go:
    1) Wang vs. Johnson
    2) Ponson vs. Lester
    Johnson vs. Beckett
    Mussinda vs. Schilling
    Lidle vs. Wells

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 1:31 pm
  • Wright pitching on 4 days rest for Monday? I would like to see them throw Karstens. He’s pitching well.

    bloodyank78 August 17, 2006, 1:31 pm
  • I don’t know who that Mussinda guy is. He must have just been called up.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Or Mussinda is Scott Proctor wearing a Moose mask.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • Watching my first game on YES with the volume on, and I have to say I like this Kaat-Leiter announcing team.

    Nick-YF August 17, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • Mussinda is a phenom. They got him from a small village in what used to be called Slovakia.

    walein August 17, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • walein: You make it sound like he’s getting robotic arms or something…
    …if that were the case, I wonder how long until MLB institutes a tougher Bionic Implants Policy.

    Scott SF August 17, 2006, 1:35 pm
  • The Yankees’ bats need to come alive today. It would be great if we had enough of a run cushion to leave Wright in for more than 6 innings.

    walein August 17, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • Cano goes yard!

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • Cano, glad to see you.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 1:41 pm
  • Edgar Martinez got by with only 35% human parts for the last 8 years of his career.
    He was sort of like the Darth Vader of baseball.

    walein August 17, 2006, 1:41 pm
  • Come to think of it have you ever seen Vader and Martinez in the same place?

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • Too true Bozo. Too true.
    Also, have you ever seen him choke out an aggressive reporter just by pinching his fingers together?

    walein August 17, 2006, 1:44 pm
  • Well, if Lidle goes Monday, that’s all fine and dandy, and I see now where the Yanks avoid the short trest problem by using Ponson.
    Wow, Ponson v. Lester, that could be a very long, very high-scoring game.

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • No, but I did se him use his bat like a lightsaber in the 1995 ALDS. Damn the dark side. I think Ortiz may be the new Sith Apprentice, always two there are.

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 1:48 pm
  • You forget the Red Sox are the good side. It’s the Yanks who are the Evil Empire. Note the clear line of succession in left field (Ted-Yaz-Rice-Greenwell-Manny), similar to QuaiGon-ObiWan-Annakin-Luke.
    I’m not sure if this means Mike Greenwell was some sort of traitor to his cause. He IS into auto racing now. Hmmm…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • Wright walking the line

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 1:54 pm
  • I guess the plan all along was to walk the bases loaded to face the weak-hitting Tejada…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 1:55 pm
  • WP scores a run. Tie game on 3 BBs and a wild pitch. Second and third, one out.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • Damnit now he blew Tejada’s chance at a Grand Slam.

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • After a WP scores a run, Wright gets Tejada swinging.
    Typepad is slow today.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • I love early bullpen work the day before a long series in Boston.

    Brad August 17, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • Damnit now he blew Tejada’s chance at a Grand Slam.

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • Now Gibbons singles scoring two runs, and Abreu bobbles in center.
    Now pardon me while I leave the room to throw up about something completely unrelated.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 2:02 pm
  • Wright his own worst enemy in that inning. Three walks and a wild pitch before giving up the single…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • Watching Wright pitch is like getting a root canal…without painkillers. Thank God I’m only gamecasting…

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 2:05 pm
  • Nick – Leiter rocks. Best announcer on YES by far. I love the guy.

    Sam August 17, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • Damon doubles to right down the first base line.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • Leiter is awesome. I also like Flaherty in there…now if they could only ditch Kay and go with Kaat/Leiter/Flash.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 2:07 pm
  • Speaking of Kay, I don’t know about jinxing no-hitters and holocaust, but ever since he raved how Melky hardly ever strikes out the kid’s Ks seem to have doubled.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 2:09 pm
  • Nick – Leiter rocks. Best announcer on YES by far. I love the guy.

    Sam August 17, 2006, 2:10 pm
  • And Cy Lopez K’s the side. Thank God the Orioles S*ck, cause if they were any good they wouldn’t even have to play the games.

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Jeter and Abreu K.
    Brian Bruney of Astoria Oregon (whoohoo!) up in the pen for NY.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • what’s up guys — greetings from the library of Dearborn’s Arab American Museum. Checking YFSF before my interview arrives…
    Good to hear that Leiter’s on top of his commentary today. Usually he’s in the midst of a projection-filled monologue about how there’s no such thing as a wasted pitch and defending pitching until well past 110 throws.

    YF in DC August 17, 2006, 2:12 pm
  • My name is Jaret Wright, and I walk everybody including the neighbor’s dog. Thanks for having me here today at BB Anon.

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 2:15 pm
  • Who is Brian Bruney?

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • 75 pitches for Wright.
    Keep trotting out those relievers, Joe.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • Honestly…even if Wright is self-destructing, make him take one for the team. At least the ‘pen won’t be completely burned. Joe sucks.
    Also, are the O’s on Boston’s payroll?

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • I came into work today for this?!? I’m tempted to go home.

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • YM, Yes, as a matter of fact. That’s why we couldn’t pay for Abreu’s contract…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • time to go outside

    Nick-YF August 17, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Roberts strikes out, but new Yankee-killer Markakis blasts the three-run jack!

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Three run shot for Markakis. 7-2 lead O’s.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • I’d like this a lot more if it wasn’t Rodrigo Lopez protecting that lead.
    This is far from over.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • 4 innings, 96 pitches for NYY.
    Even Jon Lester is more efficient than that.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • 4 Ks in a row for Lopez…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • I dunno Bill, Lopez seems to be on his personal ‘A’ game today.

    Scott SF August 17, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • Not sure if I heard this right, but I think Suzyn Waldman just said, “Jaret Wright threw 75 pitches, but only 39 for strikes, not even half of them.”
    Gosh I hope I heard that wrong.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Yankees: 2 runs on 3 hits. O’s: 7 runs on 3 hits. *weeps*

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • 51 pitches, 6 K, 0 BB through 4.
    Could we be seeing Red Sox killer Rodrigo Lopez of old, perhaps?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • YM stop it, now I’m crying.

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • Now everybody at work is looking at me funny.

    Bozo August 17, 2006, 2:40 pm
  • You heard right, AG — 75/39. Only problem is that 39 is more than half of 75. Or is the failure to do simple math the disbelief to which you were referring?

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 2:40 pm
  • AG, you probably did hear it wrong.
    Sterling usually doesn’t let her point out relevant facts.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Either that or their brains are completely numb from having to watching this train wreck.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • *watch
    My brain is numb too, I guess.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • Paul – yes, it was the math.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • did anyone hear the Sterling call on giambis double on monday? “it is high, it is far…….it bounces over the wall for a ground rule double.” nice call john.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 2:52 pm
  • sf rod: I just heard that on the Dan Patrick Show. That was a riot!

    Scott SF August 17, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • that’s were i heard it too. i’m still laughing.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 2:57 pm
  • balky and damon single to bring up jeeter with two down.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 2:59 pm
  • yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 3:00 pm
  • Abreau’s doctored photo on Gameday is hilarious. It looks like a cartoon.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 3:03 pm
  • wild card update:
    twins down 3-1 in the 8th.
    chi sox up 3-2 in the 4th.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:15 pm
  • YM, I saw it but NESN has since asked YouTube to remove it. Odd because I’ve never had problems before accessing YouTube’s Sox-related content that was obviously videotaped off NESN…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:17 pm
  • Although it is not exactly pretty, good move by Joe letting Dotel take his lumps.
    Find out now what’s he’s got for the pennant stretch.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 3:18 pm
  • Yay, Dotel is in! Being used two games in a row after coming off the DL virtually assures he won’t be available until Game 3.

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:19 pm
  • dotel takes two lumps. joe wants to see everyone pitch today.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • I guess Dotel really is a two-baserunners-per-out pitcher right now… I was just joking before…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • lefty vs. lefty = lousey.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Hey look, it’s Mike Myers! I guess he IS still alive…
    Actually, a good idea to use him today, get some rust off.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • the rust is comming off….quickly.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • I’ll say.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 3:30 pm
  • can anyone watching describe the a-rod boot?

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:31 pm
  • Can’t help you there, sf rod. I’m guessing another brain fart.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • I’d describe it as No. 22 on the season.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • gameday says it was a feilding error. i’m just wondering how tejada scored from second on a non throwing error?

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • All I can say is I am glad that I am at work today, and don’t actually have to watch this pathetic display. Disgusting. Why am I even listening? Horrid.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • So the Yanks have already thrown 138 pitches through 6, so whos going to throw the next 3 innings/70 pitches. Seems as though at least 2 more relievers will be needed. Not what the Yanks needed before 5 games in 4 days.

    NeffSox August 17, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • Gerb:
    Our only hope is that they get the suck out of their system now and start playing again tomorrow. Ugly.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 3:35 pm
  • Joe’s packing up the tent.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • I come back and the place is filled with SFs, circling like vultures…
    Still, I suppose the people enjoying the game should watch it.

    Devine August 17, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • sf rod:
    There were 2 outs, Tejada was probably running on contact.

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • A scoreless inning for a Yankee reliever! Stop the presses!!!

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • nick, craig, andy, and sal oh my.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • YM: I hope you are right, but I have no confidence that the suck is anywhere near out of their system.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • defensive sub for arod

    mp August 17, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • Can’t say I’m very disappointed, Neff…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • “Or is the failure to do simple math the disbelief to which you were referring?”
    Sorry dude, but this is just comment is so anal, it’s downright disgusting. C’mon.

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • it’s pretty cool how gameday uses a picture of billy martin for sal.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • Dotel’s ERA is 18.00, and his WHIP is 4.000. But I will acknowledge that it is too large a sample set.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • Correction – this comment is so anal, it’s downright disgusting.

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • Scrapper, anal because it employs good grammar, or anal because it assumes that people who get paid to analyze and disseminate baseball statistics should be able to divide by two?

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • Anyway, I’ll acknowledge it wasn’t the most srtfully worded post. Should have said “is the failure to do simple math the source of your disbelief?” Meh.

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:49 pm
  • Or artfully worded, if you like…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • this must be the most pitches myers has thrown in years.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • Anal because you’re sweating the insignficant stuff. Enjoy the game pal, these haven’t happened much lately.

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • He might be done for the series… A one-batter pitcher throwing 30 pitches in one game? Sheesh.

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • Scrapper, it was me, not Paul, who made the original statement. Paul was asking for clarification. By commenting on it now, it is out of context as to what was happening in the game at the time. Believe me, that is the least of what I was sweating.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • the indians held on to beat the twins. chi sox added another run. 4-2 in the 7th.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • I leave for 10 minutes and a grammar nazi flame war erupts. Excellent!

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • The only thing that would make me enjoy this game more is if I had remembered to bring drain cleaner to pour in my ears after stabbing my brain with a cocktail fork.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • I am sweating, but that’s because it’s 102 degrees outside.
    I just don’t understand your point. Discussing various, potentially minor parts of the game is, well, part of the fun of watching game. How else are you supposed to enjoy it? By sitting in silence? By criticizing other people’s opinions?

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • AG, you just made me laugh out loud at work. Very funny…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • “By sitting in silence?”

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • You know AG, I was thinking a similar thought at the end of the Royals series.
    This is definitely gonna have a ripple effect on the Yankees’ pitching this weekend.

    Scott SF August 17, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • AG, I’m going to use that one, if you don’t mind.

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 4:03 pm
  • Russ Ortiz!!! Where did that come from?
    And a note to all Red Sox fans: For all of our sweating and hand-wringing the last couple of weeks, remember, this is far from a flawless Yankees team.
    They might be better overall, but they are beatable, on the field and in the standings.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • The comments, idioms, and observations made by me on this and any other site may be used at one’s liberal discretion, provided that they are never attributed back to me, because I am usually mistaken, wrong, and/or drunk.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 4:06 pm
  • AG, You got it. Thanks a million.

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 4:08 pm
  • So, Scrapper, that sounds like you basically think there is a “wrong” way to approach a game. But isn’t baseball partly about people seeing different things in it? Some like number-crunching, some like green grass and men playing a boy’s game, some like the thrill of victory and having “heroes” emerge throughout a season. And being a forum means as a community bringing all of our different points of view to the table. At least, that’s what I think. I don’t think it’s right to say a certain viewpoint on the game is the “wrong” one to have.

    Devine August 17, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • I didn’t say “wrong”. I said anal.

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • Well said, Devine.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • Now I’d love to see the Yankees tie it, send the game to extras and force Joe deeper into the pen.
    Come on, 10 runs, then 10 more innings!!!

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • Scrapper, I was the anal one. Paul didn’t have anything to do with it.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • And being “anal” may be offensive to you, but doesn’t everyone have a right to their viewpoint, their perception of baseball?

    Devine August 17, 2006, 4:14 pm
  • Game is that good?!

    Cape Codder August 17, 2006, 4:15 pm
  • I’m proud! I won second prize in the “which NY team will show up today” lottery – I got to listen to the game on WCBS.
    First prize would have been not getting to listen to the game on WCBS.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 4:17 pm
  • Final Baltimore 12, Yankees 2.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • So it’s not “wrong,” just anal. I see. As long as we know where your standards are.
    I’m still not so sure what’s so anal about AG noticing that the YES broadcasters can’t divide by two, but hey, whatever you say, bud…

    Paul SF August 17, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • Wild Card update:
    Cleveland 3, Minnesota 2, final.
    CWS 4, KC 3, top 8 at Chicago; Jenks in w/ 2 out, 1 run in
    Thanks, Yanks, for giving us some hope today.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 17, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • Devine, Thanks for the lesson in the ideals of a democratic society.

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • And thank you, I’m sure, for your oh-so-kind words.

    Devine August 17, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • KC adds a run. 3-4 in the eighth.
    1 1/2 game lead going into this weekends series sounds like fun to me. look for lots of anal over the next 5 days.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • And BTW Paul, in my book, you further prove my point with each successive post.

    ScrapperSF August 17, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • I’m guessing the first sox-yanks gamer tomorrow will top 400, seeing as it’ll be all of us, it’s friday afternoon, and we’ll all be slacking off at work. Can’t wait!
    And thanks, O’s. You really helped us out this week.

    rk August 17, 2006, 4:26 pm
  • Indeed, it should be a pretty heavy couple of days in the comments.
    I don’t know if I should take a half-day off from work tomorrow or just quit straight up to avoid a postal situation, which may well happen if this is how the Yanks are going to play. Blech.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 4:33 pm
  • You know, it’s really amusing to read the NY papers. Yankees win a game: Start printing playoff tickets!!!! Yankees lose a game: The sky is falling, this team will never win again!!!! They really should learn to temper their emotions a bit…
    That said, I can’t wait to see tomorrow’s headlines!

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • YM: “Temper their emotions..” would it still be New York?
    Bill, I don’t know if you are still around, but I personally have refrained from commenting about NY and Boston’s comparitive position in the standings in relation to how well either team is performing. I’m speaking to your comment earlier about NY giving Boston hope, which I realize was tongue in cheek.
    I threw the word lugubrious around earlier as a winking barb at my friend Paul and his rather funny post and poster from But I know that hyperbole wasn’t his intent.
    I have the same misgivings about the New York three-five starters and middle relievers as I had on opening day. Gloating about a small lead is just stupid and any Yankee fan who has done so can now reap the reward of that hubris. I also am not at all of the opinion that the team that comes out ahead in the next five days will be the eventual winner of the division.
    The travesty of a game today played by New York, and the trouble the Sox had with KC recently just go to illustrate how much baseball is left. Neither of these teams have any sort of momentum right now.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 4:54 pm
  • Well said, Gerb…
    Over/under on the combined game scores tomorrow, anyone?

    yankeemonkey August 17, 2006, 4:58 pm
  • I am confident to say a total of 21 runs for both teams in both games. I came to this number through a highly efficient and accurate prognostication algorith based in quantum uncertainty principles.
    I counted the change in my pocket.
    I’m really bad at over/under.

    attackgerbil August 17, 2006, 5:10 pm
  • i’ll set the line at 14.5 runs combined for two games. johnson against wang makes me laugh. oh so childish i am.

    sf rod August 17, 2006, 5:11 pm
  • Did we really need the Yanks getting pounded the day before the big series. Remember that the Yanks tend to come out a bit heavy with the bats after these things happen.

    Rob August 17, 2006, 5:20 pm
  • Nice relaxing day for us Sox fans… Hey so how’d those Yankees do against the woeful Orioles in their get away day game?

    Brian August 17, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • But seriously, I’m of the same opinion as Rob, while watching the Yankees get smacked around like a ____ (fill in the blank)is really really fun, the last time the yanks were pummeled, a 19 to 6 drubbing that wasn’t even that close, against the D rays on July 29 the Yankees the won 5 straight to vault into first place… FIVE straight

    Brian August 17, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • SF Rod: Johnson vs. Wang. Funny!

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 1:58 am
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