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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 replies on “Reflection: Yanks/Tigers Gamer II”

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!!!

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.

And just as I said that he’s losing a bit of control or getting squeezed or something..

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?

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..

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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…

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!!!

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…

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