Robi Watch: .343: O’s – Yanks Gamer III

Jeter and ARod are both out of the lineup tonight.  Perhaps they needed some quality time together.  Cano is batting second, with Cairo and Cannizaro working the bottom of the order and the left side of the infield.  Mauer went 2-4 last night in a losing effort against KC; his average is at .350.

The Jays already knocked off the Tigers earlier today, so it’s a chance to get two games up on those Tigers.  This also means that Minnesota can tie it up in the Central with Detroit if they win tonight against KC; that game starts in an hour.

At The Stadium tonight, it’s Daniel Cabrera throwing against Darrel Rasner.  Lineups in the extended.  Comment away.

B. Roberts 2b .290    
M. Mora 3b 275    
N. Markakis rf .295    
M. Tejada ss .330    
J. Gibbons dh .276    
R. Hernandez c .276    
D. Newhan cf .244    
K. Millar 1b .267    
J. Fiorentino lf .258    

J. Damon cf .289    
R. Cano 2b .343    
B. Abreu rf .345    
J. Giambi dh .254    
G. Sheffield 1b .303    
H. Matsui lf .307    
J. Posada c .277    
M. Cairo ss .236    
A. Cannizaro 3b .333

29 comments… add one
  • O’s quickly ahead by 2 on a walk to Mora, a double from Markakis, and a single from Tejada.

    attackgerbil September 28, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • Damon and Cano ground out to second, while Abreu fouls out to left. End of 1.

    attackgerbil September 28, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Left for an inning. Got back just in time to watch Hernandez hit a 3 run shot. Then the Cannizaro hits into the 463 to end the third after a Posada pop out and a Cairo walk. This is not your yesterday’s Yankees.

    attackgerbil September 28, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • it sure isn’t. i hate being paranoid and crazy, but performances like this make me nervous about the playoffs. granted this isn’t the full lineup, but still, they don’t have a hit yet. i think i’m just trying to find everything wrong with this team. the playoffs need to start soon, before i go crazy

    m.g. yanks fan September 28, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Jesus, is this really happening? 1 down in the 9th. COME ON YANKS!

    YF September 28, 2006, 9:53 pm

    YF September 28, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Cabrera was awesome. If he can get command of his stuff (like he did last night) more often, wow.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) September 29, 2006, 8:50 am
  • YF:
    I thought you were a true baseball fan. Wouldn’t seeing a no-hitter (a real rarity) trump the Yankees being embarrassed? What kind of fan are you?!

    SF September 29, 2006, 9:15 am
  • Nobody could possibly really enjoy their team being no-hit, even if the game is meaningless. Last night’s game was not entirely meaningless, of course, because the Yanks are still fighting for home field.
    I wouldn’t have been all that upset if he’d gotten the no-hitter, mind you. But enjoy it? Hah!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) September 29, 2006, 10:04 am
  • To clarify, obviously I’m not YF, but rather *a* YF. I’m sure he’s got his own answer.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) September 29, 2006, 10:05 am
  • SF, are you the same sf that just called me lame for respecting the competetion?…if so, well there you go again….why would you suggest YF is not a true baseball fan just because he doesn’t want his team to suffer a no-hitter….your team comes first, not somebody elses pitcher…don’t even try to tell us that you weren’t thrilled when that former red sox thug carl everett broke up mussina’s no-hitter in the ninth a couple of years ago…sf’s like you are so phony…

    dc September 29, 2006, 10:06 am
  • Carl Everett, of all people. It would’ve been easier to take if it had been anybody else (Nixon, Varitek… ANYBODY). All the Sox fans I knew hated the guy too.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) September 29, 2006, 10:44 am
  • That is a mighty fine 1 through 9, isn’t it? ;-)

    Paul SF September 29, 2006, 11:22 am
  • Papi must have been mistaken. Its not who Jeter gets to hit with but its Jeter himself. No MVPs and look what happens…

    Seth September 29, 2006, 11:30 am
  • Duh. He doesn’t believe in dinosaurs? Who can like a guy like that? It’s insanity.

    Brad September 29, 2006, 11:32 am
  • …ugh…that’s the way it’s been with the yanks this year…they win 16-4, then they lose 19-1, now they almost get no-hit…nope, i’m not going to get over-confident regardless of how good they look on paper…i like their chances, but if they turn in a dud or 2, they may be in trouble…

    dc September 29, 2006, 11:33 am
  • If it ‘aint in the bible, it ‘aint true.
    …. couldn’t resist.

    Right Wing. September 29, 2006, 11:33 am
  • “might be in troube”
    ‘ya think?
    I kid, dc.

    Brad September 29, 2006, 11:35 am
  • seth, didn’t giambi win an mvp once upon a time with the A’s?

    dc September 29, 2006, 11:35 am
  • brad, you caught me…i was trying to hedge a bit too much, so my fellow yf’s didn’t think i had no confidence…the more appropriate technical terminology for me to have used instead of “may be in trouble”, is “will be in deep doo-doo”…

    dc September 29, 2006, 11:41 am
  • dc you are correct, though some would question its authenticity. But I said MVPs…plural.
    I am in the ‘glad they got this out of there system now’ camp. The twins barely hit some no name from KC. Kenny Rogers didnt look so good last night either.

    Seth September 29, 2006, 11:49 am
  • The way Cabrera was pitching, Seth, do you really believe the Yanks would have magically won the game? They might have gotten two-hit or three-hit, but considering the time of year, I wouldn’t put too much stock in A-Rod’s hitting ability.

    Paul SF September 29, 2006, 11:51 am
  • The lineup wasn’t the full-on beast, but it was still pretty powerful. The two guys missing, Jeter and ARod, are righty batters, who in theory at least should’ve had more trouble with Cabrera than Damon, Abreu, Giambi and Cano. Granted, they’re a lot better than Miggy Cairo and freakin’ Andy Cannizaro.
    It was still a very impressive, dominant performance by young Mr. Cabrera. If he shows up next year and has that type of command more often, he will have a lot of success (and make Mazzone look good again).

    Rob (Middletown, CT) September 29, 2006, 11:51 am
  • The only way Mazzone looks good is if a 25 year old Maddux, Smoltz and Glavine walk through that door – and that ‘aint happening. In order to get good pitching in Baltimore, they have to spend money, and that ‘aint happeing either.

    Brad September 29, 2006, 12:03 pm
  • They have one good pitcher already: Bedard. Cabrera’s issue is command and if (HUGE if) he makes a “great leap forward” with his command, that gives them two very good starters at the top of their rotation.
    I’m not saying that will happen, or that if it does they will win the division, but there could be significant improvement.
    I almost want that to happen. The Orioles are such a patsy now it’s sometimes depressing.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) September 29, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • My comment about YF was a joke. Yeesh.

    SF September 29, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • sf, you gotta tell us when to laugh…

    dc September 29, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • dc: asking YF “what kind of fan are you” with a question mark and an exclamation point at the end was enough, I thought. Wish I could add emoticon functionality to this site sometimes…
    I assume you weren’t joking while calling me “phony”, though. Thanks.

    SF September 29, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • nope

    dc September 29, 2006, 3:34 pm

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