Sweep Dreams: Jays-Yanks Gamer

Andy Pettitte goes for the red hot Yanks. The rookie sensation Ricky Romero stands in their way. Comment on all the action here.

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  • BS call on Jeter at 3rd…CLEARLY safe on the steal. Ball beat him there but the dude never tagged him. I hate those calls. You have to apply the f-cking tag to covert the out…
    garbage. Should be 3rd with no outs. Would have been an RBI for Swish and a 1-0 game. F-CK YOU UMP!!!

    krueg July 6, 2009, 1:39 pm
  • 0-1

    krueg July 6, 2009, 1:48 pm
  • 2 BLOWN CALLS!!! CLEARLY OUT AT 2ND!!!! This is ridiculous…

    krueg July 6, 2009, 1:54 pm
  • Horrible call at second base in the top of third. Jeter’s throw was definitely in time to get the force.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 1:54 pm
  • Game over. 0-4.
    Blown call costs the yankees 3 f-cking runs.

    krueg July 6, 2009, 1:57 pm
  • Rios was all over that.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 1:58 pm
  • Log on just in time to see the 3 run HR. Bah.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 1:58 pm
  • Got to start scratching runs..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 2:08 pm
  • It was a bad call at second, but that pitch from Pettitte was a meatball.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:18 pm
  • Bautista makes an amazing over the shoulder basket catch and ARod gets doubled off first. Blech.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:19 pm
  • Nice running grab by Gardner.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:25 pm
  • Hinske ends Romero’s scoreless streak with a laser shot to right.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:30 pm
  • Gardner with a roller up the middle for a single.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:30 pm
  • Hinske, of all people. If only there were men on base..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 2:32 pm
  • Jeter chasing the change. Now a slow grounder; Gardner breaks up the DP but is forced at second.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:34 pm
  • Teixiera up again with 2 outs, and a RISP. Let’s go Teix!

    Lar July 6, 2009, 2:37 pm
  • Swish walks on a full count, but Teix is swinging at the first pitch and forces at third to waste the chance. On to six.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:38 pm
  • Teixiera not been clutch recently. A HR right there would’ve been nice..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 2:39 pm
  • Gardner needs to make a better throw than that.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:48 pm
  • Pettitte gets Barajas with a swinging K to end the top of six, stranding two. Needed that.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 2:52 pm
  • John Fricking McDonald taters to left.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 3:02 pm
  • Rolen doubles a full count hanging slider to left to clear the bases. Time to find something else to do.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 3:13 pm
  • Man, the Yankees have been weird this year – mediocre, best team in baseball, mediocre, best team in baseball. Hopefully Toronto can hold on here and send the Yanks back to another period of ‘mediocre.’ :P

    Micah-SF July 6, 2009, 3:15 pm
  • Bruney out. Sharp like a bocce ball.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 3:17 pm
  • Eh, it’s one game, though Yanks really should do better than this..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:21 pm
  • Bottom of the order getting something started, maybe. Would be more intense if they weren’t down 6 runs..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:27 pm
  • Another HORRIBLE call at second base. in the bottom of seven. NOT EVEN NEAR the bag taking the relay for the force. C’MON, BLUE! STOP SUCKING!

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 3:29 pm
  • Teixiera might get to come up yet again in a spot that could’ve been big if he came through once or twice..
    But right now, it’s Swisher with the bases loaded, with one out.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:30 pm
  • And League comes in for Romero.
    The blown calls are pretty one sided.. bah.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:33 pm
  • Swisher plates two, but it’s still 7-3.. here’s Teixeira with a chance to do some damage..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:34 pm
  • I hate bitching about the umps, but now is a good time to bitch about the umps. Get it fricking straight, Blue.

    attackgerbil July 6, 2009, 3:35 pm
  • And he strikes out on 3 pitches. Wow, maybe it’s time Joe G give him a break..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:35 pm
  • And ARod strikes out on 3 pitches.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:36 pm
  • Cano doubling with no one on base. If only there were people on base.. but of course he wouldn’t have hit the double otherwise..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:50 pm
  • Derek Jeter with the bases loaded, 2 outs. Potentially big play coming up here..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 3:58 pm
  • Jeter walks to make it a 3 run game, but still 2 outs, here’s Swisher.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:05 pm
  • Swisher got a good pitch to hit, but does nothing with it, and the Yanks are out of the inning, still down 7-4.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:06 pm
  • At the game today – shamelessly extending to a 4-day weekend…many many missed opportunities and close calls on the basepads and in the field, all of which (other than Swisher’s slide at 2nd) have gone the other way. Has the feel of a game they could easily have tied or led by now…but giving up 7 is never good. Need to hope for a massive 9th now…

    IronHorse July 6, 2009, 4:15 pm
  • Teixiera 0 for 5.. yuck.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:23 pm
  • If the Yanks wants to come back, they’ll have to do it with two outs. Posada did just single though.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:26 pm
  • Cano up with man on. That’s an automatic out.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:27 pm
  • Don’t really get it. Matsui hits lefties better than righties, and Romero is much weaker against lefties than righties…what happened to the match-ups?

    walein July 6, 2009, 4:28 pm
  • They keep fighting, but if only they were more clutch earlier on..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • Here’s Hinske.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • Hinske swung at ball 4. Bah.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:36 pm
  • And then struck out on the next pitch. Lame.

    Lar July 6, 2009, 4:37 pm
  • Shame when what should have been a beautiful comeback and fourth consecutive win gets puked all over by poor umpiring. Seems like this has happened quite a few times this year in 1-run games.

    Mark-YF July 6, 2009, 4:44 pm
  • Hey, at least this cancels out the Luis Castillo game in the “really should have/should not have won” category.
    So, no complaining about that one when talking about the Yankees’ record.

    AndrewYF July 6, 2009, 5:20 pm
  • Is it just me, or has umpiring across the board been dreadful all year long? I’m thinking particularly of home plate umpiring, but since it was brought up…

    Paul SF July 6, 2009, 5:48 pm
  • It’s probably always been dreadful, just that now everybody has a TV, there are quite a few more cameras (for different angles) and everything’s on HD.
    That said, some replay system would be good.
    Also, I wonder how hard (or costly) it is to tag a ball with something so it can be traced – so these HR replays can be almost instant using a computer. I imagine it can still be wrong once in awhile, but should be better than human error..

    Lar July 6, 2009, 5:53 pm
  • Personally I think the state of MLB umpiring is dreadful, Paul. Close to NBA bad, in my opinion.
    Andrew Said: “Hey, at least this cancels out the Luis Castillo game in the ‘really should have/should not have won’ category.”
    Yeah, but at least that was decided by the play of the teams on the field (the Yanks benefiting from a particularly bad play by their opponents), not crap umpiring.
    And it still doesn’t make up for the Nationals game they hosed us in.

    Mark-YF July 7, 2009, 9:59 am
  • Here’s Shysterball’s take on the Jeter called out at third situation (http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/shysterball/article/and-that-happened070709/):
    “Joe Girardi was ejected and Derek Jeter had to be restrained after Jetes was called out on a steal attempt at third despite the fact that he clearly reached around Scott Rolen’s tag and grabbed the bag. Jeter: “I was told by the umpire that I didn’t have to be tagged to be out.” Crew Chief John Hirschbeck: “It would make his actions seem appropriate if that’s what he was told. It used to be if the ball beat you, you were out, but it isn’t that way anymore. It’s not a reason to call someone out. You have to make a good tag.” If what Jeter says is true, and third base umpire Marty Foster told Jeter that he was out because the ball beat him, Foster should clearly be suspended or demoted or even fired, shouldn’t he? Isn’t that proof positive that there’s a guy out there calling his own game instead of enforcing the actual rules?”
    And the Yankees of course lost by one run. I know it will never get overturned, but the Yanks should have played this game under protest. That is some egregious shit right there, and Jeter’s reaction is totally justified.
    Salt for the wound: We could be tied for first place right now.

    Mark-YF July 7, 2009, 11:49 am
  • And the other two horrible calls that went against the Yanks, according to the post:
    “Not to be outdone, umpire Wally Bell called out Eric Hinske at second base on a force play in the seventh inning even though Jays shortstop Marco Scutaro never came close to touching the bag. The Yanks settled for two runs in what could have become a much bigger inning.
    In the third inning, Bell had ruled Aaron Hill safe at second, though Jeter’s throw appeared to have beaten him on Vernon Wells’ grounder into the hole.”
    Did these dudes have money on the game or something? Sorry, but that’s effing ridiculous.

    Mark-YF July 7, 2009, 12:00 pm
  • The Hinske call was a typical “in the neighborhood” t hing, right? That’s pretty standard.
    Having said that, the Jeter call was absolute BS if the umpire told him that. I can see why Jeets went nuts.

    Atheose July 7, 2009, 1:45 pm
  • Ath – it wasn’t even “in the neighborhood”. I think there’s a replay on MLB.com, and it was pretty bad – you can see Scutaro finched a little bit, and he knew he missed the bag and maybe wanted to tag, but by then he wouldn’t even be able to tag.
    The Jeter throw I could understand – it was close. Not the right call, but surely from certain angles it might not be easy to make.

    Lar July 7, 2009, 6:32 pm
  • Yeah, Scutaro wasn’t in the same zip code, much less the neighborhood.
    The problem with the Jeter call is according to the umpire himself, he SAW that Rolen never made the tag, but decided to call Jeter out anyway. Even his flippin’ crew chief said he made the wrong call.

    Mark-YF July 8, 2009, 2:32 pm

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