Show Me: Rangers-Yanks Gamer I

Missouri native David Phelps gets the start in place of injured C.C. Sabathia. Ryan Dempster is pitching for the Rangers at The Stadium. Comment away.

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  • Jeter with the jump throw…

    JUST a bit outside…

    krueg August 13, 2012, 7:11 pm
  • Walk…2 on, 1 out.

    Need a DP here. Pitch count already at 14 with 1 out and he only has around 80 to go…

    The Rags will FEAST on long relief scrubs. i.e. Lowe.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 7:17 pm
  • 0-1.

    This is worst case scenario.

    25 pitches in the first and still not out of the inning…

    krueg August 13, 2012, 7:22 pm
  • 0-1.

    26 pitches and a run for Phelps.

    So at this pace, he won’t make it through 4, his usual pace.

    We need to rock Dempster of I am going to turn it off and start packing.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 7:23 pm
  • Jeter pops out weakly.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 7:26 pm
  • Weak ground out by Swisher.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 7:27 pm
  • 1-2-3.

    10 pitches for Dempster.

    I’m out.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 7:29 pm


    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:05 pm
  • Bases loaded again, same inning…1 out…


    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:11 pm
  • DEEP SAC RBI…and the runners move up…


    2nd and 3rd with 2 outs…

    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:12 pm
  • 5-2 after 3…that was fun.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:15 pm
  • MO!!!! Throwing off of flat ground…looks GOOD.

    I have not given up hope. Cashman is wrong often.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:23 pm
  • The guy traded Melky for Vazquez…

    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:23 pm
  • Possible NL MVP…and crowd favorite…

    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:23 pm
  • Shutdown inning for Phelps…whew.

    More offense please.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:25 pm
  • Raul JUST misses a bomb foul…

    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:27 pm
  • Fuck. Ichi running, Jeter hits it right up the middle to the SS standing on the bag…DP.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:32 pm
  • 5 solid innings by Phelps.

    Could have been more if it weren’t for that first.

    5-2 after 5.


    krueg August 13, 2012, 8:40 pm
  • Derek Lowe.

    Fucking impressive.

    8-2. Bloodbath.

    Fuck Texas. Hick Rednecks. :)

    krueg August 13, 2012, 9:33 pm
  • Granderson is a strikeout machine…

    SO frustrating. But the power numbers are nice. I admit.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 9:39 pm
  • 3 more outs.

    krueg August 13, 2012, 9:42 pm
  • Lowe back out for the 9th…I just realized he’s wearing AJ’s old number.


    krueg August 13, 2012, 9:47 pm

    Story of the game?

    Derek Fucking Lowe. 4 scoreless innings. Ridiculous.

    And Swish, Grand Salami, 5 RBI’s.


    krueg August 13, 2012, 9:48 pm
  • I would never have predicted Phelps/Lowe would have been enough to hold Texas to 2 runs. Big game to start a tough series. Waitinng till Thursday morning to buy my tix to that day game, hoping to get a late deal on great seats given it’s a weekday day game. Can’t wait!

    IronHorse - YF August 13, 2012, 10:54 pm
  • hey IH…i’ll be at that game on thurs…going with my son and a couple of his buddies…not sure where we’re sitting yet [he’s got the tix], but i’ll be wearing a yankee cap ;)

    krueg, don’t be too hard on cash for trading melky…when he was here he seemed like an immature, underachieving, fat toad, capable of giving us no more than he had been to that point…vazquez had been tearing up the NL [oops, red flag], and it was presumed that he had outgrown his fear of pitching in the bronx…oh well

    dc August 14, 2012, 12:45 pm
  • Hey dc! Let me know where your seats are once you find out – I’ll track you down. I won’t know mine until Thursday morning as I’m banking on desperate late sellers to unload the Legends or Field seats for less than $100. Haven’t sat in those even once in the new stadium. I’ll post here once I know where I’ll be.

    IronHorse - YF August 14, 2012, 12:49 pm
  • Yeah, except Melky was a solid outfielder with a cannon and did nothing but get clutch, walk-off hits.

    I miss Melky.

    I have to find a bar to watch the game tonight here in Knoxville. It’s on MLB Network so that shouldn’t be too hard. Wish me luck boys!!!

    krueg August 14, 2012, 12:53 pm
  • I get a strong feeling that Melky needed a real kick in the pants in order to dedicate himself sufficiently to realize his potential. Maybe that kick in the pants could have been delivered short of letting him go (the way it was with his best friend, Cano), but maybe not. Girardi has talked publicly about how much he felt Cano changed after he sat him down following an error Cano committed on a lackadaisical effort on a ground ball in a September game 3 or so years ago. Girardi said he hadn’t read Cano’s personality well enough to have provided the disciplinary action earlier and wished he had because it seemed to sink in. I remember clearly Melky flubbing a ball because he was caught saluting the bleacher creatures while tracking it. I think Cano and Melky both came into the game with extremely high ceilings with natural talent that enabled the game to come fairly easily to them up to a certain level but which didn’t come near to realizing their potential until they each started to apply themselves. Cano was able to start that process while still a Yankee. Sadly Melky did not. I think it’s possible that the Yankees simply didn’t coach him sufficiently. But I also think it’s entirely possible that they did all that could be done and he was just a guy who needed the lesson of being let go from one team in order to realize that what he has is fleeting and he better apply himself. I think pro sports are full of guys who never realized their full potential because they were good enough to get to the pros without having to squeeze every ounce of talent out of their bodies, others who never could have made it without squeezing that every bit of talent out of their natural abilities, and the superstars who both have the natural ability and the work ethic to fully realize it.

    IronHorse - YF August 14, 2012, 2:27 pm
  • I just wish we could have been the ones to get him right, should have been the ones seeing how well he has turned out…sigh.

    They have MLB Network at the bar in my hotel! GAME ON!!!

    I am so pumped. Hiroki-san has been awesome the last few months, this is a great test for him. Almost like a playoff game. I am anxious to see what he has for the Rags…


    krueg August 14, 2012, 4:49 pm
  • Absolutely brilliant game by Hiroki against one of the best lineups in the game. And getting into their bullpens’ heads by hitting back to back HRs off the flamethrower is just beautiful. This game has been a gem all around.

    IronHorse - YF August 14, 2012, 9:31 pm
  • complete game 2-hit shutout against an absolute powerhouse lineup. That was simply brilliant pitching by Kurroda. Just beautiful. Wow. How big a pick-uup was he. With Petttitte down, Pineda gone all year, CC on the DL, and Nova and Hughes getting flaky again as of late, David Phelps, Hiroki Kuroda, and Derek Lowe have completely stymied the Rangers. Awesome.

    IronHorse - YF August 14, 2012, 9:47 pm