The Comeback Kids: Phils-Yanks Gamer III

The Yanks are coming to the end of a very exciting home stand. There have four walk off wins, homers galore and many pies in the face. Perhaps the home runs and the comebacks are related. Small sample size police be damned, this stadium is shaping up as a run-scoring haven where teams are never quite out of it no matter how many runs they need to make up. This has made for some exciting games at the new stadium, of course, but wonders how management will rectify the situation next season. The stadium design is a "joke", as Gammo and other pundits opine. So what will be done?

Steve Lombardi speculates that a plexiglas extension, in the style of the Metrodome, will be added on top of the outfield walls. I wonder if management will ask MLB to relax its PED testing policy. During the steroid era, you never saw home runs flying out like this in the Bronx. Cause or correlation? That goes for the rest of baseball as well. A cursory glance at the league leaders shows that almost 20 players are on pace to hit over 40 home runs this season. I've not had as much time at the computer to research the numbers, but it sure seems like roundtrippers are up this season. Is the ball different this season? Do we have another 1987 on our hands? Or am I completely misreading the numbers?

Meanwhile, today's game should be a real pitcher's duel–a 5-4 score would not be shocking! Two of the best lefties in the game go at it. It's CC vs. Cole for the series win. Comment on the game here.

16 comments… add one
  • Red Sox rain delay in the first, right after Pedro drew a walk. Sabathia rolling in New York, hitless after three.

    Atheose May 24, 2009, 1:49 pm
  • Whoops, jinxed it: right as I typed that Ruiz singled, and then Rollins doubled. 1-0 Phils.

    Atheose May 24, 2009, 1:51 pm
  • LOWELL! 3-1 Sox.

    Atheose May 24, 2009, 2:42 pm
  • save the “teixeira is the strongest man in the world” excuse. that was the cheapest homer in the history of the game. something needs to be done as this is sullying the game. this is embarrassing. we don’t need a year for things to play out and see if it equalizes. there is no way the league office can allow this for much longer.

    sf rod May 24, 2009, 3:30 pm
  • Youk crushes a homer, 5 feet fair. Umpire refusing to review it, wtf?
    Umps getting together to decide whether or not to review it. Fucking do it assholes.

    Atheose May 24, 2009, 3:42 pm
  • WHAT THE FUCK? They reviewed it, and are calling it fair. How the fuck can they do this? The replay CLEARLY shows it fair, the white ball against the blue bud light sign shows it.
    This is fucking bullshit.

    Atheose May 24, 2009, 3:47 pm
  • Aren’t calling it fair, is what I meant to say.
    This is such bullshit. Head umpire didn’t want to review it in the first place, and now refusing to acknowledge the clear homerun.

    Atheose May 24, 2009, 3:48 pm
  • “something needs to be done as this is sullying the game.”
    I want arrests and show trials!

    Nick-YF May 24, 2009, 3:57 pm
  • Sullying the Game? Wow. Because Fenway plays like Yosimite, right?

    John - YF May 24, 2009, 3:58 pm
  • Kottaras and Green with back-to-back hits to score 3 runs, Sox up 6-3. Still pissed about Youk’s non-homer.

    Atheose May 24, 2009, 3:59 pm
  • Yanks tie the game in the bottom of the 9th again!
    Melky knocks in Pena who was pinch running for Cano…..

    sam-YF May 24, 2009, 4:22 pm
  • We lost. My bad, I didn’t log in until now. We suck. Carry on. No way we come back again…F-CK!!!!!

    krueg May 24, 2009, 5:01 pm
  • Ah well, it still was an “epic”, by the words of kreug the day before it started, 8-2 homestand. Could have been 9-1, if not for the liner off of Joba’s knee gassing Aceves for the weekend.
    And that’s without their starting or backup catcher, or primary setup man. Don’t really care what others think, I’m mighty impressed.

    AndrewYF May 24, 2009, 5:27 pm
  • And wait a minute, what? Tex’s ball was hit to LEFT FIELD. You know, the fence that’s a third again as far away as the Green Monster, not the short porch in right. Would’ve been way, way out at Fenway.
    Tex is very strong. He BROKE HIS BAT, and still hit it 370 feet. That’s impressive no matter how biased you are.

    AndrewYF May 24, 2009, 5:31 pm
  • “that was the cheapest homer in the history of the game. something needs to be done as this is sullying the game. this is embarrassing. we don’t need a year for things to play out and see if it equalizes. there is no way the league office can allow this for much longer.”
    i dont even know what to say about this statement, so I think ill just let it be since im in europe and its midnight, except to say that this is one of the most overd-dramatic, silly things Ive read on this site in a while. I expect better from you rod!

    sam-YF May 24, 2009, 6:02 pm
  • I think rod may be kidding – making fun of Gammons and the like. In that case it’s pretty funny. I would like to know!

    AndrewYF May 24, 2009, 6:18 pm

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