The Heat is On. The Heat is On. A’s-Yanks Gamer VI

Another day of suffocating heat and humidity brings the hope of a sweep. The Yanks have gained two games on the Sox since the All-Star break. They’re only 3 games back in the all-important loss column. Today they face Justin Duchscherer who is due for some regression. Comment here on all the action.

13 comments… add one
  • Wakefield on the mound for the Sox… today would be a HORRIBLE day for his awesome-streak to end.

    Atheose July 20, 2008, 1:05 pm
  • Bobby Meacham strikes again.

    Nick-YF July 20, 2008, 1:23 pm
  • After considerable thought, I’ve decided the “loss column” theory is a fraud. The only relevance it has is for teams within maybe 1.5 games of each other in the last week of the season. But right now, when both teams have 60 games left? Big deal. The Sox are five ahead in the win column; I fail to see how that is any less relevant than the standings in the loss column.

    Paul SF July 20, 2008, 2:03 pm
  • “But right now, when both teams have 60 games left?”
    But the Yanks have played two fewer games.

    Nick-YF July 20, 2008, 2:08 pm
  • and we know the Yanks will win those two games.

    Nick-YF July 20, 2008, 2:11 pm
  • Wow, the world is ending apparently. Before the game John Kruck GUARANTEED that Giambi would hit a homerun against Du—–erer. I was thinking “What, the major-league leader in ERA will give up a homerun? You’re an idiot, Kruck.” Sure enough, he did.
    Im gunna go reevaluate my life now.

    Atheose July 20, 2008, 3:14 pm
  • What an amazing outing for Pettitte: 8ip, 9K’s. Mo out to make up for blowing the lead yesterday.

    Atheose July 20, 2008, 3:25 pm
  • TBS Announcer: “Well Papelbon got ‘New-Yorked’ in that his comments were taken out of context. He said that he wanted to be proud enough and good enough to close the All-Star game, but that of course Rivera deserves it.”
    Finally, somebody with a little bit of intelligence and reason.

    Atheose July 20, 2008, 3:28 pm
  • Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wow that was a wierd play:
    Man on first, Abreu drops a fly ball in right field. He quickly throws the ball in though, and gets the runner out at 2nd.

    Atheose July 20, 2008, 3:32 pm
  • Runner called out at 2nd, replays show him safe. It was bang-bang though, so not a big deal. Yanks win, Rays down 4-6 in the 5th.

    Atheose July 20, 2008, 3:35 pm
  • [footsteps…]

    A YF July 20, 2008, 4:56 pm
  • Paul – both ways are valid. In the end, everyone will play the same amount of games, so it’s just conventions. Meh.
    Yanks win again, but probably need to do a little more hitting. Sure, it’s the league leader in ERA, but you can’t keep saying that because there are a lot of good pitchers in the league.. got to beat up on someone!

    Lar July 20, 2008, 8:41 pm
  • Atheose, Kruk made the prediction based on Giambi’s crazy career numbers against Duscherererererer. He was 5-7 with 3HRs. Now, he’s 6-8 with 4HRs.

    yankees76 July 20, 2008, 11:27 pm

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