RR Cool J: Jays-Yanks Gamer

Ricky Romero is having one of those seasons that illustrates how useless a W/L record can be when judging a pitcher.  11 ERs in 33 IP.  9.3 Ks/9 vs 2.7 BBs/9 (3.4/1 K/BB).  Most of the damage to his stats came in a dismal outing against Boston.  And he's 1-3 for the Jays.  He will be on the mound at The Stadium tonight, while Freddy Garcia goes for the Bombers.  Garcia hasn't allowed a run in either of his starts, giving up 4 hits over 12 innings.

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  • Sterling with his vintage “It is high! It is far! It is…………..off the wall…”. Then covers himself with the lame “maybe there was top-spin on that ball”. Whatever. So tired of him. I really am not one of those to rag on all announcers. But I find it pathetic that a franchise as storied as the Yankees has a freaking baffoon and baffoon-sidekick doing their games.
    Regardless, Martin slugs an RBI double and it’s 1-0 Yanks at the end of 2.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 7:53 pm
  • Garcia is not looking sharp so far. 3 walks and 2 hits through 2+ innings.

    DustyDrB - YF April 29, 2011, 8:00 pm
  • Bautista hits his 9th HR of th eyear – 2-1 Toronto, no outs in the 3rd. This guy flipped a switch last year and is just insanely good. Can Garcia keep it close for another 3-4 innings? Big question.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:01 pm
  • Bautista has had the kind of career turnaround that tempts the more cynical parts of my mind to think he….
    Nah, I’m not a cynical person. Innocent until proven guilty and all that. I am surprised we haven’t heard more accusations towards him from sportswriters. These are the people who thought Jeff Bagwell wasn’t a first-ballot Hall of Famer, after all.
    Anyway, back to the game. Garcia’s Strike to Ball ratio thus far is 34-25. Not so good.

    DustyDrB - YF April 29, 2011, 8:13 pm
  • Another homer for the Jays. Romero’s not exactly dealing so far, though. I think this game might get ugly (or interesting, depending on how you look at it).

    DustyDrB - YF April 29, 2011, 8:19 pm
  • Bases loaded with no outs, Garcia with little grasp of the strike-zone. Trailing 3-1 already he’s got to end this right here…

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:30 pm
  • That’s TWo outs – not no outs…now I’m channeling my inner John Sterling…

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:31 pm
  • Struck him out on a FAT pitch right down the middle. Wow. OK…not too concerned about a 2-run deficit here. Come on Yanks.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:33 pm
  • Cano with his 7th of the season. He is locked in now. Nice to see Cervelli back in the dugout. I like that guy.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:41 pm
  • 12 baserunners through 5 innings and the damage is only 3 runs. It could have been much worse. Who will it be for the 6th?

    DustyDrB - YF April 29, 2011, 8:54 pm
  • The wiley Garcia keeps the Yanks to within one through 5 even though his control hasbeen iffy from pitch one. More than happy with that performance frankly.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:55 pm
  • I’m assuming Robertson Dusty.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:56 pm
  • Yeah, Robertson apparently warming. Gardner scratches an infield single. Run baby run. And DON’T waste a bunt Derek!!!!

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:57 pm
  • Or rather – waste an out, with a bunt. Gardner SHOULD be good enough to advance without the sac…just hope he goes early in the count.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:58 pm
  • He bunts but he gets it into the Bermuda triangle and everyone is safe. 2 on, no out, meat of th eorder coming up. Sharks circling………

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 8:59 pm
  • It all worked better than expected..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 8:59 pm
  • I wonder if Derek Jeter will reach Ichiro levels with his infield hits and bunts this season.

    Nick-YF April 29, 2011, 8:59 pm
  • Swisher showing bunt? Why?

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:00 pm
  • Swisher squares. Now what the F?? Swisher CANNOT bunt. He has tried before and it has sucked. Hope he was faking…

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:00 pm
  • Why has Joe Girardi suddenly gone bunt-happy? Really? We have two fast base runners, a guy who diesn’t hit many groundballs and naturally pulls the ball. And more importantly, sucks at bunting.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:01 pm
  • wow, why is Swisher bunting. Is Girardi a cyborg?

    Nick-YF April 29, 2011, 9:01 pm
  • Lovely. He bunts it foul and now has 2 strikes. The guy can not do it Joe!

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:01 pm
  • Luckily Swisher is great with two strikes.. for now. But still should let him swing to begin with..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:02 pm
  • Love it :) :) :)

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:03 pm
  • Dubious play, have to watch the replay. Line drive, looked like the 3B did one of those fake drop the ball things to try to get the double play, but throws it away to second base..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:03 pm
  • Bases loaded no one out.

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:04 pm
  • I’m following on radio so I couldn’t see it but it sounds like the Yanks lucked out massively. Teix pops out. Damn. Come on A-Rod.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:04 pm
  • Looks like the drop was legit. Tex pops out though, not close to getting Gardner to score. Still got two outs..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:04 pm
  • ARod up.

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • fudge

    Nick-YF April 29, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • ARod with a double play, and the Yanks gets no runs with bases loaded no outs..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • Damn. Gut-punching DP there. Bases loaded with no outs and those guys coming up, and we get zilch. Trying not to cry.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • What a waste.

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:06 pm
  • Geez…can’t waste opportunities like that.

    DustyDrB - YF April 29, 2011, 9:06 pm
  • “That’s what’s so great about baseball…you just can’t tell…you just don’t know…bases loaded with Teixeira and A-Rod and you get nothing…”
    Someone put John Sterling out of my misery.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:08 pm
  • Waldman reports that Dice-K left the Sox game with an injury but doesn’t know what it is.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:10 pm
  • Man on second. Bautista is up. Gulp.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:12 pm
  • Davis is owning the basepads right now. Steals third.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:15 pm
  • Nabs outside corner and full count to Bautista now.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:15 pm
  • Walked him, now 1-2 count to Lind.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:17 pm
  • Big K there by Robertson. 2 outs now.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:18 pm
  • Walks Walks Walks
    I HATE walks.

    DustyDrB - YF April 29, 2011, 9:19 pm
  • Bautista in run down but Robertson throws the freaking ball into CF. 4-2 now. Horrid.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:20 pm
  • What a performance by David Robertson

    Nick-YF April 29, 2011, 9:21 pm
  • Ugh. Ugly baseball. I’ll check back later and hope they got their act together.

    DustyDrB - YF April 29, 2011, 9:21 pm
  • RBI single. pin-pricked to death this inning. OK – it’s 4:30am where I am and I can’t afford to pull an all-nighter on the off-chance that the Yanks get their act together. Good night.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 9:25 pm
  • 9 outs to score 4 runs. Let’s do this.

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:48 pm
  • Lucky break for the Jays, would’ve thrown it to the right field if it didn’t hit Gardner..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:49 pm
  • Alright Jeter, don’t DP..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:50 pm
  • Moves the runner up, but they’re no longer down by just one run..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:51 pm
  • Tex misses a HR by about 10 feet, just foul.

    Lar April 29, 2011, 9:58 pm
  • OK. Couldn’t turn it off. Tying run is at th eplate again in A-Rod. Please. Please reward my insomnia…

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:00 pm
  • 2 and 2 to A-Rod.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:01 pm
  • A-Rod Ks. Squander, squander, squander. They don’t deserve to win this game.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:02 pm
  • Squander is the right word. So many opportunities. But here they come again..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 10:23 pm
  • Cano with ANOTHER solo shot. He is a monster right now. 5-3 yanks and they have the bases loaded. If they squander ANOTHER bases-loaded situation I’ll puke.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:24 pm
  • One guess as to what Jeter does with the bases loaded.

    AndrewYF April 29, 2011, 10:24 pm
  • I hate to admit it but when Jeter comes up in clutch situations I am no longer psyched. 0-2 now vs. Dotel…

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:25 pm
  • even count now.
    Sox lost to the Mariners at home. Ouch.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:26 pm
  • Jeter strikes out on a high fastball.. at least he didn’t hit into a double play..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • Ks on high cheese. at least it wasn’t yet another dp. Swisher…please.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • It’s sad what we all think now when Jeter’s up with someone on 1st. Blech.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:28 pm
  • Kind of weird if you think about it, but I guess he still hits the ball hard, but doesn’t get the ball in the air enough (hard groundballs)..

    Lar April 29, 2011, 10:29 pm
  • Waldman just gave this releiver’s dimensions as 6’11, 255 lbs. That’s pretty wild.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:29 pm
  • Rauch for the 4-out save situation, facing Swish.

    Lar April 29, 2011, 10:30 pm
  • And Swisher grounds out before I even finish the sentence. Bah.

    Lar April 29, 2011, 10:30 pm
  • One pitch, a third out. Their LOB total: 11. 11 LOB in 8 innings. Hard to believe.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:31 pm
  • The Yanks have taken 7 walks in 8 innings and they can’t push runs across.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:32 pm
  • Waldman: “The way this team is playing righ tnow, if they don’t hit a HR they don’t score.”
    This the day after they batted 12 guys in an inning with only one HR. Shut up Suzyn. Please.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:34 pm
  • I’m about ready to bump Jeter to #6 or even 7. Serioulsy – why not. because he is royalty? He is struggling, and has been for a year+. If he was just K’ing it would be bad enough, but he is grounding into DPs like crazy. Maybe give him to mid-May, but if he doesn’t start hitting the ball with some authority by then I’ll be very annoyed if deference keeps him in the 2-hole.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:37 pm
  • Yanks go quietly and quickly in the 9th.
    Why did they lose this game? Jeter, Swisher, Teixeira, and A-Rod went a combined 2 for 18 and left 21 guys on base combined.

    IronHorse (YF) April 29, 2011, 10:47 pm
  • Had the bases loaded twice…this loss is squarely on the Yankees shoulders. The offense needs to get it going.

    krueg April 30, 2011, 4:10 am
  • I’m glad I didn’t watch this game. Looks like a shitfest from everything I’ve read. Another game we lost rather than getting beat.

    krueg April 30, 2011, 4:15 pm

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