Southpaw Saturday: A’s-Yanks Gamer

Florida native Gio Gonzalez has the uncommon and confusing distinction of being traded for himself, as part of the Rowand/Thome trade when he was sent by the Sox to the Phillies, who eventually sent him back as the PTBNL. In his young career, the 23-year-old has likely learned to be a lean traveler, having bounced up and down and all around. In his last outing, he was touched for four home runs along with three walks and lasted 2.2 innings. In the best of his four starts this season, he struck out eight in six innings against the Tribe.

The Yankees send Andy Pettitte, who battled Baltimore his last time out, allowing only one earned run (a dinger) on six hits and and eight strikeouts along with two walks on his way to a no decision in a contest the Yankees eventually won on a walk-off by Godzilla.

Lineups follow, comment away.

Oakland
A. Kennedy 3b .285
O. Cabrera ss .274
S. Hairston lf .264
N. Garciaparra dh .258
J. Cust rf .236
R. Davis cf .256
B. Crosby 1b .220
M. Ellis 2b .222
L. Powell c .250
G. Gonzalez 9.33
 
NY Yankees
D. Jeter dh .320
B. Gardner cf .274
M. Teixeira 1b .280
A. Rodriguez 3b .252
N. Swisher rf .233
R. Cano 2b .312
M. Cabrera lf .284
C. Ransom ss .188
J. Molina c .255
A. Pettitte 4.62
35 comments… add one
  • Ugh, what an awful lineup. These are the days they need a RH bat. Shelly Duncan ain’t much he’d give them that.

    Rob July 25, 2009, 1:06 pm
  • I admit my mistake. Aceves can be our 7th and 8th inning guy. He’s looked stellar today. Girardi declares Hughes will not be used today and our pen struggles. It’s now 4-1. Leave Hughes where he is. If he needs to be maxed out send him to fall and winter ball. It’s now 6-1. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

    John -YF July 25, 2009, 3:07 pm
  • Matsui ph for SS Ransom in the 7th. Does that mean DH Jeter goes to SS, and the pitcher/s will bat?

    I'mBillMcNeal July 25, 2009, 3:25 pm
  • That’s exactly what it means.
    Tampa getting beat around by Toronto; Price gives up 6 ER in 3 IP, including 3 HR. (Hill w/2 HR). Now 9-5.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 25, 2009, 3:30 pm
  • Another can of corn homer to RF for Jeter. Front row. Gawd.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 25, 2009, 3:38 pm
  • Tampa has tied it in the top of the 9th, 9-9. It was 8-0 at one point.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 25, 2009, 4:02 pm
  • two walks in the bottom of the ninth, nobody out.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2009, 4:03 pm
  • Jorge grounds into a dp, pushing melky to third.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2009, 4:05 pm
  • jeter flies out. Game/streak over.

    attackgerbil July 25, 2009, 4:06 pm
  • If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
    Mitre starts tomorrow. That’s broke.
    You need to get a lead to the bullpen in order for them to have something to preserve.

    Rob July 25, 2009, 4:09 pm
  • Mitre as just fine in his last start.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 25, 2009, 4:57 pm
  • Tampa-toronto still tied, 9-9, in bottom 11. Golden Boy Ks with sacks loaded 2 outs in top 11.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 25, 2009, 4:58 pm
  • Bottom of the 12th in Toronto, Rays up 10-9. Rios walks to lead off the inning, and immediately gets bunted over to 2nd.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 5:21 pm
  • Also, Lugo is 2 for 2 in today’s game.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 5:23 pm
  • Toronto aboot sucks, eh, I’m sohry to say.

    Devine July 25, 2009, 6:08 pm
  • LaRoche making his debut.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • are we just using this gamer for today?

    rootbeerfloat July 25, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Papi!!

    rootbeerfloat July 25, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • DAVID MOTHERF*CKIN ORTIZ! 3-0 Sox with a homerun to straightaway center.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • P’raps this is the game we’ve been waiting for? (Or at least I’ve been waiting for…)

    Devine July 25, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • Im sick of Lester having the worst goddamn luck in his starts. Slow infield chopper to Lowell, no chance of an out.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 7:33 pm
  • Can you believe this at-bat to Wieters? All strikes, but only two of them called.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • No harm done.

    rootbeerfloat July 25, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • Ellsbury doubles! 4-0 Sox.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • Wow, Ellsbury steals 3rd standing up on the first pitch.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • Sweeeeeeeeet.

    Devine July 25, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Nice!

    rootbeerfloat July 25, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • I hope I don’t jinx anything but it feels like I just got my team back…

    rootbeerfloat July 25, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • 6 strikeouts after 3, with 47 pitches. Dominant.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Do you guys need a thread or would you like to continue discussing the Sox in here?

    John - YF July 25, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • Ortiz hit on the belly. He didn’t make a move towards first, but the ump then tells him to go.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • Yeah go ahead and give us a thread if you don’t mind ;-)

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • There you go Ath, Best of luck, LOL!

    John - YF July 25, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • 0-2 count and Wieters singles. Son of a bitch.

    Atheose July 25, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Again, why the flip did Drew throw home? Now the tying run is on second.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 25, 2009, 8:11 pm

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