Stop that Slide! Yanks-A’s Gamer III

The Yanks, well, they’re not exactly reeling, but things haven’t been going swimmingly either since we all learned that Sheff was done until September, earliest. The A’s, this weekend, have chewed through a very chippy Randy Johnson and then putative ace Mike Mussina (who still looks good). Today, the Yanks send Shawn Chacon, back from the DL, who’s been nothing if not inconsistent. On the hill for the A’s, Barry Zito and his giant hook. Which one of these guys will be on the Yankee roster at the end of this year? Next? Good questions. But for now, comment on the action here.

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  • Good: Phillips at 1B.
    Bad: Bernie in RF, Cairo at SS, Giambi on the bench.
    Anyone know who got sent down when Chacon was activated?

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 12:54 pm
  • JFC. Erickson DFA-ed!!! It’s like Christmas came early this year…

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 12:57 pm
  • Well I agree with Bernie in RF but Giambi has to DH for them to compete, I dont think Melki is going anywhere, Cairo will continue to utility, and dont forget we go 40 man roster by the end of the year, so for the most part most of these guys will still be here. It will be just a matter of who is playing where. I am bit concerned however about Posada, do you see how this guy is running the bases. His knees might be really shot. George wont turn a blind eye to that. If his situation continues, look for the Bombers to make a move for a big time catcher by trade deadline.

    BlackOps June 11, 2006, 1:04 pm
  • I’m pretty sure there are no big-time catchers to be had, otherwise they’d have got someone already to replace Stinnett. I don’t think Posada’s problem is his knees, it’s that tendon that’s bothering him. I’m not sure if it matters who’s on the 40-man roster, as long they’re not playing _now_ it makes no difference. Bernie in RF is bad – have you seen his defense out there? If anything, Bernie should DH and Jeter should sit because he’s been awful after that thumb injury.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:09 pm
  • Cabrera catches Kotsay’s line drive on the run for out 1.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:10 pm
  • (Listening on the radio, so may miss some stuff…)

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:10 pm
  • Swisher falls behind 1-2, then works count full. Payoff popped foul near third, ARod makes the catch for 2nd out.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:13 pm
  • Bradley triples off the centerfield wall on the first pitch.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:13 pm
  • Chavez grounds out to 2nd to end the inning and strand Bradley at 3rd. Good inning for Chacon….
    Sterling says Damon’s got the pulled-up pants/high socks today? What the hell?

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:16 pm
  • Damon walks on 5 pitches to lead off.
    Re: high pants. Apparently everyone was wearing them in BP today according to Waldman. Trying a change of luck?. I’d love to have seen ARod in high pants.
    Jeter Ks looking. Man he looks out of sync…

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:20 pm
  • Damon steals second on the 3-0 to Arod.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • Arod walks on 4 pitches, Posada up.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:23 pm
  • Willie Harris. Ugh.

    SF June 11, 2006, 1:23 pm
  • Oops, wrong thread. But the sentiment stands.

    SF June 11, 2006, 1:23 pm
  • Posada walks, bases loaded with 1 out for Bernie.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:25 pm
  • Bernie hits a sac fly to right, Damon scores as the throw was off line.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:27 pm
  • Robbie!!!
    Cano swings through first 2 pitches, then grounds a single up the middle on a 1-2 pitch to score Alex. 2-0 NYY, 2 out, still 2 on for Andy Phillips

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • 2-2 to Andy, he swings through what looked to be ball 3, to end it.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Payton grounds out on the first pitch, Alex throws him out for out 1.
    Johnson takes 3 straight balls, then runs the count full. On the payoff he hits an HR to right field, 2-1 Yanks.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • Chacon comes back to K Kendall on 3 pitches for out 2; Scutaro flies out to Bernie to end the inning.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:38 pm
  • […crickets….]

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:39 pm
  • Melky flies out to center; Cairo then walks on 4 pitches. How do you walk Cairo???

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:41 pm
  • Damon rung up looking on 3 pitches to bring up Jeter….who flies out to center. Hey, at least he made contact this time! Grr.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • Chacon finally gets that punk kid Rouse to pop up to SS on a 3-2 pitch for out 1.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:48 pm
  • Kotsay flies out to Bernie for out 2.
    Swisher hits a pop up that Cabrera and Damon collide trying to catch. It’s an inside the park HR for Swisher to tie the game 2-2 as the relay throw is just a little late. Bradley then grounds out. Bleh. At least neither Melky nor Damon got hurt…

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:52 pm
  • Arod grounds out for out 1. Posada grounds out for out 2. Bernies grounds out for a quick 1-2-3 (was that about 5 pitches for Zito? sheesh…)

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 1:56 pm
  • Chacon gets ahead of Chavez 1-2, then ends up walking him. Lead off walks are never good. Payton quickly follows with a double to put people on 2nd and 3rd with no outs.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:02 pm
  • Walking Chavez, double to Payton, 2nd and 3rd, no outs. Not how I wanted to pick up on the game.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:02 pm
  • Johnson takes a high fastball from Chacon for a full count. Passed ball scores a run. Payton advances to third. Johnson to first with the walk.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:04 pm
  • Ugh.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:05 pm
  • Oh great. Chacon walks Johnson, but ball 4 is called a passed ball, so Chavez scores, Payton to 3rd; 1st and 3rd with no outs still.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:05 pm
  • Chacon throws a curve for a strike. 0-1 to Kendall. High, ball 1. 1-1: Lifted to straightaway center. Kendall tags and scores. One away, Oakland 4, NY 2.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • Thanks Gerbil. I think I’ll go away for a bit. Maybe Yanks will pick it up when I return.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • Slider for a strike, 0-2 the count. Scutaro hits the 0-2 on the ground at Cano; flips to Cairo for one, back to AP for the DP.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:08 pm
  • Later YM. Hope better news is here when you return.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:08 pm
  • Silver lining(?): Texas hits a 2-run homer to take the lead 4-2 and knock Beckett out of the game.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:09 pm
  • Cano takes a strike from Zito to lead off the bottom of the 4th inning. He then hits a hard shot through Chavez for a single to left. AP is up; strike 1.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Lead lining: AP grounds out for the 643 dp.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:12 pm
  • Melky. Striike 1, then a big curve for 1-1. Yankee stadium garbage catches on Kendall’s foot.. maybe that distracted Zito on that curve. SF calls them “fans”. Melky pops out to right to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:13 pm
  • Chacon starts off with a ball to Mike Rouse. Then a swinging strike on a curve. The 1-1 is inside. Rouse hits a hard shot but it’s right at Cairo who throws to Phillips for out number one.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:16 pm
  • Single backup the middle from Kotsay after Chacon misses with a curve.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:17 pm
  • Wha’ happen’???

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • Swisher takes a curve in the dirt for ball one. Way outside on a curve for 2 and 0.
    The next pitch is a borderline strike on the high outside corner. 2-1. Chacon misses for 3 and 1.
    Damon! great catch at the wall on a pitch that swisher sent to the deepest part of the park. Nice grab. Kotsay getsback to first in time, almost got picked off as he was almost to short.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • What happened on that relay throw to first???? Was that Cairo? That was lame.

    walein June 11, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • Sterling and Waldman said that was a HR that Damon brought back. True?

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • Nice grab by Damon, would easily have been extra bases. Couldn’t tell if it would have gone out, but it was at the top of the wall.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • It looked like he brought it back in, but tough to tell from the angle they showed. It was mighty close to being out for sure. Posada tries to throw out Kotsay at second on the steal but throws it into RF and Kotsay advances to third.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • I think it was very close…But probably not a homer…top of the wall.

    walein June 11, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • Bradley goes down swinging to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • Damon’s momentum took him and the gloved catch over the walla bit to make it look like a saved homerun.

    walein June 11, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • I’d be inclined to agree with Walein.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • Thanks. Still, probably at least a run saved, maybe 2.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:25 pm
  • Cairo is quickly behind 0-2. Zito misses away for ball one. Cairo holds up on a high-outside pitch for 2-2. Deuces is a knee buckling curve that rings up Cairo. Average, everyday, unhittable, devastating Zito curve.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:26 pm
  • Still only 2 hits for the Yanks. It’s ridiculous, what’s happened to them?

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • Damon is ahead 3-0. Taking all the way for strike one.
    3-1: on the outside for 3-2.
    Full count: low for ball four.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • Jeter!! Double to the left field corner. Damon comes around to score.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Sorry that wasn’t the corner. It was to left center. Rolled to the track.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • ARod looks at strike one. Should have taken that pitch for a ride.
    Nice hustle by Kotsay to catch up with the ball hit past him and save the triple.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • Zito checks Jeter back to first.
    It’s 1-1 to ARod, Jeter on second, one out, NY trailing Oakland 3 runs to 4.
    Ball two inside.
    ARod hits it WAY in the air but Swisher settles underneath it, battles the sun, and retires ARod.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:31 pm
  • Posada is 0 for one with awalk. He takesball one with two outs. Outside for 2 and 0.
    Posada cuts at a pitch out of the zone for strike one.
    JORGE!!! Home run!!

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • New York leads five-four.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • Yeah!!! I knew it would help if I left…

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • Jorgie Porgie
    Puddin’ Pie
    Hit a Homer
    Made Zito Cry

    Bozo June 11, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • Zito left a pitch just above the knees over the middle of the plate that Jorge turned on and pulled 20 rows into the left field seats.
    Bernie grounds out 6-3 to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • Jorge with a home run, and our newest baseball statistic: assist to YM.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • Meanwhile, Texas is threatening in Boston, runners on first and second, two outs, TEX still up by two.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • LOL! *bows*
    Chacon sounds completely stoned on the radio.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:36 pm
  • Chacon throws a curve inside and in the dirt for ball one to Eric Chavez to lead off the sixth. Chacon is all over the place and is now behind 3-0. The Yankees have Aaron Small and someone else up in the pen as Chacon gets strike one on the inside corner.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Sterling says Proctory (oy!) and Myers are up in the pen.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Chavez walks and Gator comes out to talk to his pitcher.
    YES posts a news update: Giambi out, Jeter may play Tuesday, Erickson DFAs, Matt Smith stays.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • Proctor was up? Oh. thought I saw Small. Volume is off.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • Gah… ARod cuts in front of Cairo and guns to first. The throw is low and Payton advances to second, Chavez to third on the E-6

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:40 pm
  • Blech. Just ugly.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:41 pm
  • It’s actually 1st and third as Payton did not advance. No outs to Johnson.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Myers is holding Payton at first. Outside for ball one to Johnson. 1-0 is on the inside corner for a strike.
    Another throw to first. 1-1: ball.
    2-1: high. Ball 3.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • 3-1: Myers takes something off of it and Johnson swings to bring the count full.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:45 pm
  • Full count: fouled off to left.
    Another payoff: Johsnon is retired swinging. One away.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Myers is coming out for Proctor.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • Kendall is in against Proctor. First pitch is a pitchout, but Payton wasn’t going.
    1-0: outside and low, tailing away as Kendall chases it for strike one.
    1-1: Strike two looking.
    1-2: Outside but hit off the end of the bat. The run is scored as the play should have been at home. Proctor didn’t event look to hold the runner. Crap. force at second.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:53 pm
  • Sterling is beside himself. Did they have a play at home?

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • Scutaro grounds out 6-4 FC to end the inning. Why did Proctor not even look at Chavez? He had time.
    Tie game, 5-5 heading to the bottom of 6. No decision for Chacon today.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:55 pm
  • Absolutely. Chavez was barely off of third. The ball was hit hard at Proctor who knocked it down. Hedidn’t even look Chavez back before throwing to second. Chavez sprinted to home. Total mental blunder by Proctor.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • Two quick pop outs for New York, Cano in foul territory and Phillips to right. Cabrera is more patient and has the count 3-1.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:57 pm
  • Blergh. And now they’re back to swinging at first/second pitch. Why is it that when Yanks aren’t successful against a pitcher, they begin to swing at all kinds of crap instead of patiently working the count? Schilling last week, Haren 2 days ago, now Zito.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Melky walks on the 3-1 to bring up Cairo. Farns and Smith are up in the pen for NY.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Sterling: “I can’t believe they would bring in Matt Smith in this situation!” Dude, if you don’t bring him in now, with a 0.00 ERA, when will you ever begin to trust him? Retarded.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 2:59 pm
  • Cairo rips one in the air up third but it’s foul in the stands off the line.
    It’s 2-1 to Cairo, who lifts it high in the air for the out at short.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:00 pm
  • I’m glad I have the volume off. But Sterling was right to be apoplectic about that run that Chavez scored.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:02 pm
  • Smith starts off with a strike to Mike Rouse to lead off the seventh. A nice pitch on the corner for 0-2. Misses away with the breaking pitch for ball one. 1-2: low and away for ball 2.
    Rouse chases the slider low and away for out number one.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • Kotsay isup. Smith is working the pitches to tail away from the lefty batters but he is outside for ball one. Then high for ball two. 2-0 is a close but low for 3-0. 3-0: low ball four.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:06 pm
  • Joe wants Farns. Smith is out.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:06 pm
  • Farnsworth to face Nick Swisher with one out, Kotsay at first. Farns is outside for ball one. Farns with three quick throws to first to hold Kotsay tight tothe bag. Farns has a good motion and throw to first for a righty. 1-0 is high, 2-0.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:10 pm
  • 2-0 very close on the high outside corner but its a few inches away. 3-0: walks him. low on a pitch farns really wanted on the inside corner. First and second with one out to Bradley.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:11 pm
  • I have a feeling that’s the last we saw of Smith for a while. He didn’t help himself with that walk.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • There’s a strike after eight straight balls from Smith/Farns. 0-1 to Bradley:another strike on the outside corner for 0-2.
    The 0-2: Bradley looks horrible as Farns blows a 99mph fastball by him on the outside corner.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • Smith looked great against Rouse, but not so much against Kotsay.
    1-1 count to Chavez: fouls back a fastball on the outside. 1-2: Fans are on their feet: outside for ball two.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • That 1-2 was a ball, but very close. Farns comes inside with a fastball. Chavez pulls it foul on the ground up first. 2-2: Another foul. 2-2: Farns tries to bring it low and inside but it rises up on the hands and Chavez fouls it back. Posada set up below the knees.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • Chavez K’s!, allright boys, let’s see some runs!

    bloodyank78 June 11, 2006, 3:17 pm
  • 2-2: strike 3 swinging on the inside corner; Chavez cut underneath it. Nice, Farns!

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:17 pm
  • Farns gives him the gas. That’s the Farnsworth I’d like to see for the rest of the year.

    walein June 11, 2006, 3:17 pm
  • Me to Waleing. I like Farns the power pitcher more than Farns the “let’s get tricky with my breaking pitches” pitcher.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:19 pm
  • Walein rather.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:19 pm
  • too rather. Crap. 3 posts to get myself straight. Zito is still out there as we head to the bottom of seven. He misses high with a curve to Damon . Fastball is called a strike on the outside corner. Inside for 2-1. Close pitch high for 3-1. Good eye, Johnny. Ball four low; take your base. Zito is at 94 pitches now.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • F’in A attack, even when he’s up in the zone, if its one of his 98mph heaters, hitters are unable to catch it.

    bloodyank78 June 11, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • Jeter chases a pitch away for strike one. Jeter turns on a pitch and hits it to the track but couldn’t quite muscleit out. Damon retreats to 1st.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • ARod hits a moon shot but foul left.
    0-1: ARod chases a high pitch and pops out to center. two away.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Strike looking to Posada, 0-1.
    The 0-1: strike 2.
    Boston is trying to rally. 2 on, oneout, bottom nine, down 4-2 to Texas.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • 0-2 to Jorge: fouled up third.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:27 pm
  • 0-2: Very close pitch. Thoughtit was strike three but I guess it is high as Posada gets another chance. 1-2 is in the dirt, 202.
    Papi to the plate with two outs, two on, down by two in Boston. Exciting stuff there.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:28 pm
  • Posada grounds out 6-3 to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:29 pm
  • Papi w/ the walk-off game winning HR

    bloodyank78 June 11, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • Papi with a walk-off three run home run to win the game for Boston. Amazing at bat. Almost down swinging.
    Posada catches it behind home plate for out one.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • (#*@&$( Farnsworth gives up the home run to left field as Johnson hits it just over a leaping Cabrera at the wall.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • Conversely, this’s not how I want Farnsworth to pitch for the rest of the year.

    walein June 11, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • Rivera in for NY.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:35 pm
  • In the span of 2 minutes, the bad guys win the game in Boston, and the bad guys take the lead in NY. My day just went to sh*t.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • Scutaro up with one on and one out. Cutter hit back and foul for strike one. 0-1: pitch out.
    1-1 is tipped foul off of Jorge’s mask for strike 2.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • Mo blows Scutaro away for the second out. Fastball was supposed to be on the outside corner, but moved back in toward the middle. Doesn’t matter as Scutaro was no where near it.
    Rouse is up and takes ball one. Cutter is hit off the hands foul up third. 1-1: strike swinging on a mean pitch low and in.
    Typical Rivera comebacker to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:42 pm
  • This team is not about how well they are pitching (however you do need the pitching) but its about how well the bats are swinging. If the bats are quiet, it doesnt matter how or what the freak the pitching is doing. This has been the mandate since opening day. Hitting, hitting, and more hitting.

    BlackOps June 11, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • Barring substitution, it’s Williams, Cano and Phillips for NY in the bottom of the eigth. Kiko Calero takes the mound (0-1, 4.44 era in 24 innings) for Oakland.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:45 pm
  • Bernie lines out to left. One down.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • Cano takes a pitch high for ball one. Calero feeds another ball. Cano singles to left. That’s his third single on the day. Phillips up.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:48 pm
  • 1-1 is high for ball two. 2-1 is a strike and Cano swipes second.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • Phillips chases a bad pitch away to be retired swinging. 2 outs to Melky.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • Cabrera takes strike one looking. The 0-1 is high and away for a ball. The 1-1: changeup for a strike. 1-2: outside for ball two. Kendall tried to sell it as a strike but it was definitely away.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:53 pm
  • 2-2: Cabrera hits it off the end of the bat and lofts it the other way. Swisher charges and makes the catch in shallow left. Inning over.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • Rivera is pitching to Kotsay at the top of the ninth. Strike one swinging, then a foul back and left. The 0-2 cutter is inside and Kotsay fights it off up third. Another 0-2: Kotsay stays alive and fouls it off. Yet another foul on a cutter inside and high. Still 0-2: it’s high for 1-2 as Kotsay doesn’t chase. 1-2 is low and in, grounded at Cano for the first out, 4-3.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • Nick Swisher is up. First pitch is a bit inside for ball one. 1-0: cutter at the hands fouled back and left. 1-1: same pitch, a bit higher that Swisher swings underneath. 1-2: Strike three swinging as Rivera really reared back on that one to blow him away.

    Anonymous June 11, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Bradley takes a ball and then grounds out weakly to second to end the inning. Bottom of the ninth coming: Cairo, Damon, Jeter. Relatively long inning for Rivera as Kotsay had a long at bat.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 4:01 pm
  • Huston Street is on to try to close it out for Oakland. Cairo takes ball one.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 4:04 pm
  • Strike one looking. The 1-1: low for ball two. Two and one: fly out to right. One away.
    Damon takes the first pitch for a strike. Damon lines the next pitch to left for the second out.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 4:06 pm
  • It would be one thing if the Yankees’s’s “business like” attitude translated into at least solid fundamental baseball but it’s so frustraiting to watch this team play so sloppily at every level of the game. Cairo leading off this inning? Seriously?

    walein June 11, 2006, 4:08 pm
  • Jeter is the Yankees last chance. Strike one looking, then a strike swinging. The 0-2 is low and away. 1-2: ball two low.
    The two and two: Jeter ropes it foul off the right side. Another 2-2: Jeter hits it on the ground at 2nd. Rouse throws to first to retire Jeter. Ball game. Oakland 6, New York 5. Oakland completes the sweep.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • Sweeeeeeeeep! Well, I live out here now, might be time to change horses.

    walein June 11, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • *&^*&%@#!
    Bleep, bleep, and another bleep.
    This is another game you can hang on offense (or lack thereof). Zito was all over the place, they had a chance to put a really crooked number on the board and failed. 4 hits? 5 hits? Seriously, what a joke.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • It was a very frustrating game on a couple of levels. I don’t know who they would have hit for Cairo in the ninth.. maybe KT? Giambi was not available.
    Observations:
    Proctor allowing Chavez to run home was just horrible.
    Mo looked quite effective.
    Cano had a great game at the plate.
    Damon worked three walks.
    Andy Phillips left four runners on.
    Farns can’t rely on Melky to catch everything he lets batters hit into the bullpen.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • Oh and ARod should have let Cairo make that play that resulted in an E6 and the tying run.
    See you all later. Time to go back to work. I’m in a thoroughly foul mood.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 4:17 pm
  • Very sloppy game in general.
    I’m hoping that Jeter can go back to short on Tuesday, thereby putting Cairo on the bench where he belongs. Then Giambi can DH, and the lineup will be at least decent. Also: KT in RF yesterday: 1/3 with a HR and a BB. Bernie in RF today: 0/3 with a sac fly. I don’t know what will make Torre realize that Bernie doesn’t belong in the starting lineup, period.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • The one thing about the run production today is that Kyle Farnsworth has to at least get thru the 8th inning without giving up a home run. We did score 5 runs at that point, and we have to win some games by having a team ERA below 6.

    walein June 11, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • didn’t someone write earlier in this thread that Giambi is a no go for tuesday? If his hand is swollen, no batting for him for a few days.

    walein June 11, 2006, 4:19 pm
  • In Torre’s defense Bernie is batting .351 w/ the .406 OBP from the right side of the plate this year (his numbers lifetime against Zito aren’t so great).

    walein June 11, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • Yes, Giambi is day-to-day. He got hit in the hands ala Jeter in Saturday’s game.
    To his credit, Bernie did homer in back to back games this week.
    Jeter was 1-5 on the day. If his hand is still bothering him enough that he can’t field, why not spell him and give KT some more plate time?

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • Yeah AG, I feel like if you can’t field with your gloved hand because it’s still not healthy enough, there’s no way you’re going to want to take fastballs off of a wooden bat, vibrating into that same hand. THe thinking seems backwards.

    walein June 11, 2006, 4:27 pm
  • Walein, what’s the sample size for Bernie’s great success right-handed? Probably not so large….Lifetime #’s are what should be looked at. Case in point: Nixon sat out today against Millwood b/c he’s got bad numbers against him, even though he’s a lefty and Millwood a righty.
    I don’t know about Giambi…Hopefully he won’t have to miss games. What is it with Yanks getting nailed on the hands lately? It’s like an epidemic.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • Gerbil: agree completely.
    Blah, this game just completely ruined my mood for the day. Gotta try and get some work done…

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • Exactly, Walein. Also, even if he isn’t 100%, they now have a PH option late in the game when they really could have used one.

    attackgerbil June 11, 2006, 4:31 pm
  • Oh man, just saw the highlights (lowlights) of the game on SportsCenter. They had a really depressing graphic. A’s batted .242 against Yanks’ .196. .196!!!! Yet somehow we only got outscored 17-12.
    Bottom line, this team got their asses handed to them, whatever the cause. Hopefully a day off will help get things back on track. Also, ChiSox got Cleveland’s bullpen for 6 runs in the 9th tonight, which gives me hope.

    yankeemonkey June 11, 2006, 11:45 pm

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