Reflection: Yanks/Tigers Gamer II

ms. gerbil is extraordinarily pleased that the Tigers took game one, especially considering that the Pistons got swept by the juggernaut that is LeBron, but then again, the Wings swept, so Motor City is alive and well in gerbils’ house. To be perfectly honest, our eyes tonight will be mostly on junior gerbil as well as hoping the Blazers take game five at the Rose Garden, while flipping over to Yankees/les Tigres.

In the mean time, I got a kick out of the ESPN gamer preview:

Mired in a four-game losing streak
— You aren’t in anything of concern for four regular season games, except maybe shut out.
the New York Yankees will turn to a pitcher who failed to make much of an impression with them in 2008 when he started the season in the rotation
— Lie. He made an impression: horrible.
the Detroit Tigers, who have won three straight.
— Yeah, but call it two as the last one was only against the Yankees, so it doesn’t count.
New York (9-10) will replace Chien-Ming Wang, who has a 34.50 ERA this year and is on the 15-day disabled list, with Hughes.
— Why print “34.5 ERA?” Who knows WTF that actually means? Why not just say “who has sucked horribly and has been assigned a fake injury to protect him from further ridicule?” “Will replace” — doesn’t work — “, with Hughes” — awfully late comma doesn’t work. So broken.

There is one thing that I saw in the preview that gave me pause: “Jeter’s at-bat in the first inning Monday gave him 8,103 for his career, surpassing Mickey Mantle’s franchise record.” That makes me reflect a bit. Lineups follow, comment away.

Courtesy Pete:

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF
Molina C
Pena 3B

Phil Hughes

Granderson CF
Polanco 2B
Ordonez RF
Cabrera 1B
Guillen DH
Laird C
Inge 3B
Anderson LF
Everett SS

Edwin Jackson

109 comments… add one
  • If we lose again…I’m going to freakin’ lose it.
    My wife got me a sweet Teixeira t-shirt for my birthday! Let’s see if it’s lucky!!
    Let’s Go Yankees!!! Let’s go Hughes!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 6:32 pm
  • AG – You are the new FJM.

    rootbeerfloat April 28, 2009, 6:40 pm
  • I don’t even know if it’s better to just plainly suck for four games, or have some vague hope and threw two of those games away. Bah.

    Lar April 28, 2009, 6:49 pm
  • 1-2-3 first…big surprise.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • 1-2-3 first inning; someone call the suicide hotline for Krueg.

    Atheose April 28, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • K’s first batter!!! Nice Franchise!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • HAHAHAHAHA…not yet my friend, not yet.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • 2 K’s!!!! NICE!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • Great play by Pena!!! Dude can flash the leather…1-2-3 inning for Franchise, beautiful.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Man we are awesome at hitting pop fly’s…best in the league.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • Another pop out…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • weak ground out…1-2-3 again. Solid hitting once again.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Ump just raped Hughes on a K…fat, old bastard.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • Got him swinging anyways…nice!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • Nice job Franchise…two solid innings. So far…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • Phil’s dealing thus far…

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • word

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Boy, we’ve gone through two innings, and the opposition hasn’t batted through the lineup yet??? That’s not Yankees baseball!!!!

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • It’s still early…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • I could get used to seeing that.

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Yeah, I’ve learned to manage my expectations… :/

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • Now we have the lead off batter on? WTF???

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Can’t even move Melky over…that is exactly what is wrong with this team. Why the hell not have Fat Molina bunt???

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • Yet ANOTHER weak pop out…awesome.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • Jeter is God. So OK, if Molina bunts Melky over that’s an RBI single…come on Damon!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • Atta boy, Jeet! Let’s get at least one run out of this.
    BTW, Detroit has a really nice ballpark. Think I gotta catch a game there sometime.

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Jeter SB…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Wear your kevlar…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:48 pm
  • Great job Damon you piece of garbage…weak pop out. Man, our lineup is AWESOME!!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:48 pm
  • …and by awesome I mean putrid.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • Aaannnd that’s that.

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • We HAVE to lead the league in runners LOB…if we were hitting say, .200 with RISP I think we would be 16-3.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • Great job Ramiro!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • Pena looks like he’s about 15 years old. But at least he made the catch this time.

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Fat blind ump screws over Franchise again…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Another K!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • Man, a filthy curve there. Barely got a piece of it to stay alive, but The Franchise got him with the next pitch.

    nettles April 28, 2009, 7:55 pm
  • Another shit call by Fatty Arbuckle…I want to knee cap the prick with a crowbar. BS walk for Franchise…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • Time for Molina to gun out Granderson…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • Hughes totally not sucking so far. Wow.

    Lar April 28, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • And just as I said that he’s losing a bit of control or getting squeezed or something..

    Lar April 28, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • Whew…that was close. Nice job Franchise!!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • He looks awesome, right??? (don’t want to get ahead of myself though…the patented meltdown inning is always lurking it would seem)

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • Weak grounder to the first baseman by Tex, pop-up to same by Godzilla. Gee, what can our #5 hitter do?

    nettles April 28, 2009, 8:06 pm
  • I really want to like Teixeira but he is making it so difficult…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • I wish they would play some small ball, we obviously can’t drive in any runs ever…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • Love the White-Out painting of Jose’s fingers so they’re easier to see.

    nettles April 28, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • NICE!!! What is that guy, drunk???

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Sweet AB by Robbie!

    nettles April 28, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Come on Swish…make yourself useful for once!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Whatever it takes to get on base!

    nettles April 28, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • WALK! Nice. Bring it Melky!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • .223 with RISP…dead last in the AL. Big Surprise

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • pathetic. absolutely pathetic AB by Melky. One mistake by any of our pitchers and we lose…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • 2 on, 1 out…here we go again.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • We really need a DP grounder right about now…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Nice play by Franchise…couldn’t turn two though. Come on Phil, one more out…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • Walks bases loaded…now watch this nobody rookie come through for the Tigers while our sorry-ass lineup can’t get a f-ing hit.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Thank god…ground out. Way to grind Franchise!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • Sox are dominant…must be nice.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • That was huge. Glad to see him get out of that!

    nettles April 28, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • I remember when the Yanks were dominant…[sigh]

    nettles April 28, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Our lineup is so sweet…must terrify opposing teams. Not.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • What can you really say about this…I mean, this lineup is embarrassing!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • Dead last in the AL in ERA (6.26) and hitting with RISP (.223)…AWESOME!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • What a breaking ball…wow.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Well, to be fair, not having Alex hurts us a ton and Georgie’s out tonight as well.
    But your point is valid…our outfield doesn’t have one big bat and our bench is AA level talent at best. Don’t get me started on the ‘pen. Yet somehow, we have the highest payroll in MLB…
    When does this begin to have repercussions for Cashman?

    nettles April 28, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Franchise is keeping us alive…pitching a great game. How about getting the kid some runners you f-ing losers!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • I just don’t want to hear the excuses, you know? There is PLENTY of talent on this team even without ARod. They should not be this bad…yet they are.
    Cashman must have pics of Hal or something because the idiot does nothing but destroy our beloved Yankees and somehow keeps his job..

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • Damon is worthless.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • …and to think we could have had Beltran. Great call Cash-douche.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • COME ON TEIXEIRA!!! HIT THE F-ING BALL!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • …I should clarify, hit it over the fence in fair territory.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • Another weak-ass pop fly…$180 billion defensive specialist.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • It is seriously maddening watching this team.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • i would be way more excited for Godzilla’s triple if he had ANY chance of being knocked in…Cano is hitting like .00000124 with RISP

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • So predictable…so pathetic. I need a new word, checking the thesaurus.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • pathetic
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    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Another K for Franchise…#6

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • Franchise is lighting it up….SCORE SOME RUNS!!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:08 pm
  • 2 on, no outs…do I dare dream???

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • Perfect bunt by Molina…about time!!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd…1 out. Pinch hitter…Hip Hip….JORGE!!!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • big whiff 0-1

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • another BIGGER whiff 0-2

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • HORRIBLE ERROR BY THE LF!!!! 2-0!!!! YANKEES ACTUALLY SCORE A COUPLE RUNS!!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • Jeterian walk…1st and 2nd…1 out. COME ON DAMON!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • JOHNNY RBI!!! 3-0!!!! I can’t believe what I’m seeing…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • Teixeira 0-4…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • GODZILLA RBI!!!! 4-0!!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Batted around in the 7th…awesome.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • CANO RBI!!!! 5-0!!!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:32 pm
  • Swish walk…bases loaded for Melky!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Walked in a run…6-0. I’m dizzy with happiness!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • MOLINA GRAND SLAM!!!! 10-0!!!! Are you kidding me???

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Berroa single!!! This is madness…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • See what happens when I go away for an hour? Maybe this season’s poor showing thus far is MY fault?

    nettles April 28, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • 10-0 B7…can the bullpen hold the lead????
    Amazing start by Phil Franchise…keep him up, put Joba back in the pen when Wang gets back. Assuming he can still pitch…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Nah…it’s my wifes fault. She has been working on a presentation for the last week so we’ll blame her. She came out to watch the 7th and they blew up!!!

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • 1-2-3 for Melancon….nice. Kid looks solid.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Teixiera walked…better than a soft pop fly.

    krueg April 28, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • At least Yanks are finally scoring something..

    Lar April 28, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • alright…i think this one is over. need to hit the gym!
    (who the hell am I talking to???)

    krueg April 28, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • 6 strong innings by Phil and hopefully even the Yanks can’t blow this game!

    Lar April 28, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • No lead is safe…

    nettles April 28, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Clutch homer there by Swish. :)

    nettles April 28, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • Nice game to break the skid. Phil was nails, Melancon continues to impress. Hopefully this game can get guys fired up.

    nettles April 28, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • Great game for the young pitching and nice to see the offense come alive. Hopefully, cleveland can pull it out vs the sox…

    sam-YF April 28, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • DVR’d the rest of the game…just saw Swich hit a HR. Awesome. Hopefully this gets their sorry asses going!
    Franchise was awesome. Super impressed with the effort…

    krueg April 28, 2009, 11:24 pm

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