The Great One Sits: Yanks-O’s Gamer I

There’s some good news for a change! Derek Jeter’s back in the line-up and Terrence Long’s iron man streak has ended! Cal Ripken Jr. can rest easier now. And speaking of the former Orioles great, our Bombers are in Baltimore. This was once a very good rivalry in the late 90’s. Since then? Not so much. The Orioles stink. The Yanks, even with all their injuries, should win this series. Jaret Wright, who’s been decent (if not a little lucky) in his past 4 starts, takes on Kris Benson who used to play for the Mets and is married to someone who once lived in New York City and runs a website devoted to gun-owner rights or something to that effect…. I forget the back-story… It’s tonight’s game thread. Go Yanks!

248 comments… add one
  • How’s the weather looking?

    Anonymous June 2, 2006, 6:53 pm
  • The forcast in Baltimore is thunderstorms.

    walein June 2, 2006, 6:58 pm
  • walein, you still over your minutes on the cell phone?

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 7:02 pm
  • Another bites the dust.
    ARod scratched with a stomach virus.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 7:05 pm
  • Oops. Another ONE bites, etc.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 7:06 pm
  • Coco back at the top of the lineup, despite Youkilis’ prowess there.

    SF June 2, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • at this point, it’s getting biblical.

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • Whoops, sorry. I’ll leave.

    SF June 2, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • Jeets

    YF June 2, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • Jeter singles to get things started.

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 7:13 pm
  • The box score I’m looking at is confusing me. What the Yanks’ line-up? Is Melky reaqlly batting twice?

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Damon
    Cabrera
    Jeter
    Giambi
    Bernie
    Cano
    Phillips
    Cairo
    Stinnett

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • I wish he were batting twice!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Damon pops out to deep left to end the inning, but not before A.P. makes the O’s respect his authorita.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:25 pm
  • Andy Phillips continues his reign of terror in the batter’s box.

    walein June 2, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • Do you think Torre noticed it was Phillips that got the hit? Or was concentrating too hard on Miguel in the batter’s box?

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • Almost got that one. Too bad.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • And parade of LOBs continues.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 7:42 pm
  • Looking deep but hit to the track as Bernie makes the catch. Cal Ripken sighting.
    Lopez up. Takes ball one.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • Lopez rips a shot up the line that rolls to the corner for a double.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • Markakis hits it to the left of Cairo who stops it but holds his throw as he didn’t have time to get the ball over for an out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • ket’s go DP.

    walein June 2, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • First and second, no outs to Matos.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • I have a bad feeling about this game.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • (l)et’s

    walein June 2, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • 2-2 to Matos: Check swing strike three. Two away.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Melky!!!!!!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • Cabrera with a great throw to the plate to get Lopez at the plate on the single by Roberts! MELKY!

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • LECHE!

    YF June 2, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • YM, get the construction cranes ready…

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • Sounds like he’s been taking those Classical Guitar Arm Cannon lessons from Bernie.

    walein June 2, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • Playing shallow at third on Damon as he steps up in the top of the third.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • Johnny lifts it to deep right center but Patterson catches it on the run. Replay of Melky’s throw shows it to be a one-hop strike. _Perfect_

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • Cabrera works the count to 3-1: Ball four is high and outside. One away to Jeter. Is this the first time he has hit third this year? I think it is.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • Jeter hits into the 4-6-3 to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • That was over quickly.

    YF June 2, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • We HAVE to get to Benson.

    walein June 2, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Who so far is looking like freakin’ Cy Young.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Wright facing Mora. grounds to Cairo who double clutches but has plenty of time to record the out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Tejada hits it deep to the corner but Bernie gets it back in quickly to hold him to a single.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Hernandez up. One on, one out, one-one count. Phillips is holding Tejada at first.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Looks like Tejada will be on base all series. Let’s go DP!

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • scratch that DP

    Rob June 2, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • one-one is hit well to the right corner for a double. Tejada advances to third. I’m getting more than a little nervous as Millar steps in.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Wright is starting to look like Tim Robbins on Bull Durham

    Rob June 2, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Wright almost throws the 1-0 away. Stinnett uses his body to prevent another PB/WP.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • 2-0 meat pitch

    Rob June 2, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • and I gues Hernandez will be on every time he faces Wright.

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Millar hits it at Jeter who throws to first for the out. I thought he had a play at home there. Two away, Hernandez stays on second.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Patterson check swing strike one on a pitch a foot outside.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Wright is ahead 1-2 on Patterson. He’s fouling off pitches with defensive swings.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Ball high for 2-2. Deuces all around: strike three swinging on a nice pitch from Wright. Inning over.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • At this rate he’ll be lucky to make it through 6. Why can’t Moose pitch every day?

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Well, J Wright OWNS Corey Patterson.

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Everyone owns Patterson

    Rob June 2, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Well, just walk Tejada and pitch to everyone else. He might make six then.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Yes they do Rob. He’s like a pitchers’ time-share that goes around the league.

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Count is even to Giambi, 2-2.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • What thievery!!

    Rob June 2, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Millar makes a very good leaping play at first to take away a base hit from Giambi who pulled a fastball.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Bernie hits it pretty well to right center but Patterson is there in plenty of time. He’s still fast, even if he can’t figure out Wright.
    Cano with two away.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Cano grounds out weakly to Roberts to (quickly) end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Old Benson is humming right along. Amazing when most of the power is out of a lineup.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Maybe TLong needs to get back in the lineup. At least they were scoring before…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Lopez with another solid stroke to right but this one is right at Bernie. One away.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Pop out straight back by Markakis to Stinnett, two away. Matos hits it near the track in left at Cabrera for the third out. Nice to have a quick, stress-free inning.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Terrence Long: The reason for and the answer to all of life’s problems?

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • TLong = 42? Could be…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Phillips, who is one and one on the night, leads off the top of the fifth for NY!!! PHILLIPS!!! HOME RUN TO RIGHT CENTER!

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • AP!!! You can only hope to contain him. And not much hope at that.

    YF June 2, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Now, this is exciting baseball!

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Cairo grounds out. Stinnett pops out in foul territory off first base to Millar for the second out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Johnny fouls out to deep left to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Roberts grounds out weakly to Cano for the first out of the bottom of the fifth.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • Mora grounds the ball to Cairo who throws across for the second out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Gameday is dead :(

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Looks like they’re just going to pitch around Tejada

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Tejada out in a popout to damon.
    Wrights really settled in.

    rayf June 2, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • 3-0 green light?

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Tejada comes up with two outs. Wright solves him at least this time as he pops out to center to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • First God is dead, and now Gameday. The crises of the modern age…

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Melky is up for NY. He takes low and inside for ball one, then singles up the middle to get on board.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • It’s all about the Youth!

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Melky is out of hand.

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Melky hits one up the middle. What a stud.
    Jeter really gets the boos in balt.

    rayf June 2, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Jeter comes up with no outs. He’s one for two tonight. First pitch brushes him back. Looked like they wanted that one low and inside but it hung up by his hands.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Melky gets caught trying to be a thief on a swinging strike from Jeter. One away. So I guess he isn’t perfect.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Looks like we found one thing Melky can’t do….

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Damn. What a throw.

    rayf June 2, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • damnit

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Gamecenter on CBS Sportsline isn’t to bad.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • Deuces to Jeter with one away.
    Detroit takes the lead 2-1 on a single to right from Polanco scoring Monroe. Go, les Tigres!

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • OK, how many times has Joe put on a hit-and-run and it blew up in his face? Seriously.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Jeter’s full against Benson.
    Payoff: low and away, ball four.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • To his credit, Jeter really stretched out to try to protect Cabrera on that hit and run, but the ball was low and about a foot outside.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • I want to hear some Giambino!!!

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Giambi on the 1-2: Hits it a MILE but foul 40 feet or so off the right pole.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • 1-2 again: pitch out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • At least Giambi seems to realize that it’s Kris Benson pitching.

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Full to Giambi is gone!

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Was that Tiger Woods at the plate?

    Rob June 2, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Ask and ye shall receive, walein!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Huge shot, scoring Jeter. He turned on a pitch at the knees and hit it to the street.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • That was just a monstrous shot.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • walein gets his wish!

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • If not for that stupid botched hit and run…grumble grumble

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Giambino!

    YF June 2, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Yankees now with a three to two lead, one away. Bernie’s up. Low, ball one.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Benson’s wheels are now officially coming off as Bernie singles to right. Mazzone comes out to the mound.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Mazzone’s magic hasn’t yet taken in Baltimore, has it?

    Nick-YF June 2, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • “Kris, your wife is hot.”
    “I know Lee, I know.”

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Now, that’s what i’m talking about!

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Cano chops a ball straight down that is ruled foul. He then lifts a shot to right, but straight at Markakis.
    Andy comes up, two for two with an HR (hee!) and a single.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Phillips with a weak comebacker to end the inning on the 1-3.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • OK, I think it’s time for the skies to open up. Didn’t they promise T-storms?!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • hehe AG. I thought they were getting a divorce?

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Hernandez pops it out to shallow right for the first out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • GAH! Erickson sighting. Shudder.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • I imagine every conversation with Benson to be like the ones in “Better Off Dead” between people and Cusack, asking whether or not it’s allright to take the GF out.

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • I heard they were back on again?
    Millar is up and he hits it hard to the track in left. Melky is there to make the out. Two away.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • walein: heheh

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Wright bobbles a comebacker and Patterson is on first.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Manny strikes out looking with two away and Ortiz on first to end the inning.. Detroit still leading 2-1 heading to the bottom of the sixth.
    Patterson swipes second on a high throw by Stinnett.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Wright 2, Patterson 1

    walein June 2, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Patterson is now 22-23 on SB attempts this year.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Jeter looks very sluggish moving to his left (moreso than usual) as Lopez singles to center to score Patterson.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Markakis doubles to the corner in left. Well played by Cabrera. Runners on 2nd and third. Joe has his arms crossed. Get up those steps, Joe. Wright is through.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Alternative is Erickson. Is it really any better?

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Matos up with two away, runners on 2nd and 3rd and the tying run already over the plate. Matos takes ball one, then looks at a good strike from Wright. 1-1 is hit hard but right at Cabrera to end the inning. 3-3 as we head to the seventh.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • YM: point taken. My spine got a chill just reading your post.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • Villone hasn’t worked in a few days.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Todd Williams is up for Baltimore. 24 hits in 18 innings.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Kyle Farnsworth is crazy enough to believe he hasn’t pitched ina few days if you tell him he hasn’t.

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Cairo is behind 1-2. Goes down swinging on a slider and looked pretty bad in that at bat.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • I am still waiting for the first brawl when I get to see what Farns was really signed for: he lays out the best open field tackles in the Major Leagues.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Williams embarrasses Stinnett. Two away.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Very poor camerawork by Comcast loses track of a single by Johnny. Don’t know where it went, but he’s on first. Comcast commentator has his head so far up Cal Ripken he just reported on what Cal ate for lunch.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Cabrera looks at a 1-1 for strike two, questionable call.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Cabrera almost takes one off the ankles. two two is outside and low for ball three. Full count, two outs, Damon on first.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Wayyy outside for ball four. Jeter is coming to the plate with runners on first and second, two away.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Low and outside but strike one.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Jeter rips it just foul on the ground up third off the glove of Mora.
    1-2: way outside.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Jeter!! Hits a single back up the middle to score Damon and advance Melky to third. Yankees take the lead, 4-3.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • One more bit O Magic from Giambi?

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • I hope so. Our pitching is in no shape to defend a one run lead.

    Sam June 2, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • That’s it for Williams as the Orioles call for Kurt Birkins (14ip, 1 ER, 10k, 3 hits)

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Giambi down 0-2 quickly. The pitch is wild and scores Melky, Jeter to second.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • I have man-love for Melky. He’s my new hero and The Cashman better not trade him away for some has-been pitcher in July.

    Sam June 2, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Any way we can get them I guess.

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • 1 and 2 with two outs: Giambi looks at a ball away, then fans swinging on a fastball on the outside part of the plate, end of the inning. NYY 5, DET 3. Roberts, Mora, Tejada due up for Baltimore. Crunch time.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • Cabrera’s spot on the roster is all but iron-clad at this point.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • Side note: the NBA using Tom Petty as theme music for the playoffs makes no sense to me whatsoever. Maybe, just maybe, if one of the teams was from SoCal, but c’mon.
    Roberts grounds out weakly for the first out in the bottom of the seventh.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • David Riske is in for Boston. This is where, if you are a Detroit fan you start thinking “run-producing-inning”

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Pop out to center from Mora for the second out. Villone is working quickly.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Tejada hits a high fastball to shallow left center for a single. Damn, he is just too good.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Hernandez on the 0-1: holds up on an outside pitch for ball one. Two outs. Change is outside for ball 2. Hernandez hits it to left for a single. Runners on first and second, two outs to Millar who is 0 for 3.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Well, those two have been the most successful all day. Let’s hope he can stop that madness right here.

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • AG – I hope you’re right. I also want Melky in the lineup next year and for several years after that.
    As for Petty on the NBA – apparently, TV execs don’t want the NBA to seem too “urban” for casual viewers. In other words, they’re worried that mainstream USA is a bunch of racists. What a world.
    Back to the game: What does Villone have to do to earn Joe’s trust?

    Sam June 2, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • one and two to Millar: breaking pitch inside for ball two. Deuces: weak ground ball to Cano to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • Nice to see Boston losing in the 8th…

    Sam June 2, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Sam: Totally agree with your assessment. the volume is on for the heat/pistons game in the bar where I am watching the yanks/o’s, sox/tigers, and cubs/cards. Hearing them play “You Wreck Me” which is from “Wildflowers from about what, 12 years ago, while watching Detroit and Miami bang on each other is just silly.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Cano with a single back up the middle. Roberts got a glove on it, but even if he fielded it cleanly he wouldn’t have had a play. One out to Phillips, who hits it to the track for the second out. Andy has p-p-p-p-power.
    Cairo hits it deep to left to pop out for the the last out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • AG – you’re in a bar? The wonders of Blackberries, eh?
    who will pitch the 9th if the score stays the same?

    Sam June 2, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Villone is facing Patterson. He seems to have trouble finding the strike zone on the first two pitches, then comes inside for a swinging strike one. A bit further inside is taken for ball three. Three and one: fouled off to bring the count full.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Sam: free wireless here; I’m on a powerbook. But I also have an EDGE card for when I’m out of reach of an access point. Silicon Forest and all.
    Patterson fans for the first out. Lopez comes up and takes strike one.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Villone in extended duty. Will he go to Farnsworth in the 9th? Will it be Proctor? Might it be Erickson? The new Scott “The Closer” Erickson?

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Villone has just bought into the Patterson timeshare

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • Lopez takes two balls and then fouls one back for strike two. Javy on the 2-2: inside and a bit low to bring the count full.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Payoff is fouled back.
    They are doing the wave at Camden Yards. I want to wretch.
    Next payoff is hit hard to the corner. Melky plays it well and shows he has an arm as throws a frozen rope to Jeter to hold it to a single.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Placido Polanco going to town against the Sox today.

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • that’s it for Villone as Torrehas seen enough of Villone and we get to see Scott Erickson. Fear.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Erickson leads off with a strike against PH Jeff Conine.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Conine takes strike two, then looks at two balls outside.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Erickson is no where near that outside corner as he feeds another pitch away to bring the count full.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • And he hits him on the arm. Great. Runners on first and second, one out to Matos.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Matos empties the bases with a double to right to tie the game.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • The game is tied?

    Sam June 2, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Whoops.. Conine held at third. Yankees still have the lead, with runners on 2nd and 3rd, one out. Farns is up.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • There is no reason Conine shouldn’t have scored on that I would think. It was deep and to the corner, and Bernie is out there. But he held at third. So, it’s Roberts up and he will be walked. Likely, Farns will come in after the IBB to face the righty Mora.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Don’t worry, I’m sure the O’s will score soon enough…

    Sam June 2, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • C’mon….Farnsy…Let’s get the “lights-out” farnsworth. Did we get Erickson because the Mets had had Benson and we were trying to have a “hot-wife-off?”

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Farns, throw heat.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • Farns is low on his first two pitches.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • I think it was a ground-rule double, that’s why they had to hold.
    I feel ill.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • 2-0 fastball is fouled off. 2-1 Cairo has a slight bobble and has to go to first for the out. Tie game, two outs.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Okay, I just found out who Lisa Guerrero is. Guys, she ain’t in the same league as Mrs Benson.

    Sam June 2, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Did Cairo have a chance at the plate?

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • YM: you must be right on that, I was sure I saw Conine come across.
    Tejada up with two outs.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Giambi should be docked a month’s pay for every day that Erickson is on the roster.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • I feel a Farnswalk coming up.

    walein June 2, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • They decide to IBB Tejada to get to Hernandez. I can’t say I disprove of that decision.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Farnsworth throws a fastball strike that Hernandez fouls off.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Strike two on another fastball. That’s it Farns. I like it.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Lowell singles with 2 outs in the 9th. C’mon Tiggers!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Another fastball: hit straight at Bernie to end the inning.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • That’s more like it. Maybe Farns will get some confidence from that?

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • Youk just hit a home run to give the lead to Boston off of Jones. Crap. 3-2 Boston, top nine two outs in Detroit

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • …And Youkilis homers for 3-2 Boston. Blech.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Todd Jones…who is on my Fantasy Team gave up that goat. F@#%

    walein June 2, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Chris Ray (22 innings, 2.42 era) is pitching for Baltimore in the top of the ninth.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Who will it be that brings Papelbon down to earth? Somehow my faith in Detroit is shattered.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Posada gets jobbed on a bad call for strike one to lead off the top of the ninth.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • Dear oh dear. 10 minutes, we were on course for first place. Now, not so much. Damn.
    The Sox seem to get a lot of come-from-behind, last-ditch victories recently. That can’t/won’t hold up over the course of a season, so there’s hopefully a correction to come.

    Sam June 2, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Paps is playing on another planet right now. Can’t believe how good that kid is. And he makes 335k/year.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Damon singles up the middle right underneath Ray to get aboard with one away. Cabrera comes up. Ray throws at his shoelaces for ball one.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Cabrera pops out to third for the second out. Jeter, it’s hero time.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Damon steals second.. close play. They are arguing about it.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • Phew. Got a break there.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • Lost the ball. He’s safe. Looks like he would have been out otherwise.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • 3-2 final in Detroit as Paps closes it out for Boston. Fudge.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • It’s official: Tigers were/are a fluke.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Fudge indeed.

    Sam June 2, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Full count, two outs to Jeter. Fouled back.
    Jeter steps in for another payoff, hard shotto right that scores Damon!!! MVJ! MVJ!

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Now Farnsy needs to hang on…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • He went the other way on a low fastball. Giambi comes in with Jeter on first.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Who is up for the O’s in the 9th?

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Giambi is rung up on a questionable call on the corner. Heading to the bottom of the ninth, Yankees up 6-5, Millar, Patterson, Lopez due up for Baltimore.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Sox win with a Youk 2R-HR in the Top of the 9th.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • That’s what Todd Jones gets for stealing Rich Gossage’s ‘stache.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Jeter on offense, Jeter on defense.

    YF June 2, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Millar grounds out to Jeter for the first out.
    Patterson up: ball one is low. Takes a fastball for strike one.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • That looked like a strike on that pitch

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • Which last-ditch efforts are those, Sam? I can think of two, including tonight, the other on Patriots’ Day. I looked at May’s scores, and can’t find one such game.
    Invigorating.
    You’re getting this one off the Orioles, though. It’s gonna be a fun September.

    Devine June 2, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • Patterson hits it foul up first where Phillips pulls it in for the second out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • can farns get on the Corey share?

    walein June 2, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Baltimore goes down like punks.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Lopez hits a rope to left that Bernie catches for the third out. Farns with the win after blowing the save.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Redemption!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • 25 combined hits in the game..damn.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • nice

    walein June 2, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • *HUGE sigh of relief* because our relief is sucking.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Late night heroics for all.

    walein June 2, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • So, did Torre finally learn his lesson with Villone (he’s OK) and Erickson (he stinks)? My $$ is on no, sadly.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • edit: Lopez’ fly-out was to right.. not left.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • Yes…I was kind of hoping the Sox could have gotten another game in the east lead. However it is just leading up to rough night of blogging here next week.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • How big was that dropped throw to second on Damon’s steal? Game over if he held that.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • No…somehow Jeter would have homered off the outfielders head.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Game of inches, AG :D
    I really wish Yanks/Sox series were spaced out over the course of the season more. I haven’t yet regenerated enough heart tissue for another one :(

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • YM…no I haven’t either. Seems like the day goes real slow and you know that you are just going to be real happy that night or really pissed off.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • I know what you mean, YM. I am going to the store to buy myself an A.E.D unit. Figure it should pay for itself by Monday night.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Devine – not as many as I thought, but there were four such games in April. That means 5 of your 32 wins have come by that route, and I can’t see too many where you lost in similar fashion. That’s all.

    Sam June 2, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Car battery and wires work well also. Might want to get that elderly emergency button.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:28 pm
  • Rob: I’m worried it will be like triple-a. They will cancel my membership for overuse by the 6th inning of the first game.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • AG: I agree…by then every injury possible will have happened. The extended spring training guys will be up playing those games.

    Rob June 2, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • Seriously Rob. The Yankees lineup is starting to look like split-squad spring games in Florida.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Hey, as long as they keep hitting and scoring I’ll take it!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • I dunno, Sam. Gonna have to disagree on both counts.
    I see a few one-run games which are admittedly prone to statistical flukes, but I see only four games in April (that aren’t Patriots’ Day) where the Sox scored the winning runs in the 7th or later. The only other time in the ninth besides Patriots’ Day was a 4-run rally against the D-Rays from one run down. Two of those “7th or later” games, the winning runs came with the game tied rather than come-from-behind (Manny belts a 3-run homer in Cleveland in the 8th and Red Sox rally in the 8th from tied against the D-Rays).
    As for dropped late opportunities. See Toronto…twice. The extra-inning affair after Beckett’s implosion in the 8th and the single run scored off Papelbon (in the 9th at Fenway with the score tied) this season.
    That’s pretty even as far as last-ditch comebacks go, IMO. I see three won (Patriots’ Day, the Tampa Bay rally, tonight), maybe four depending on your perspective vs. one or two lost, depending on what you count (it’s a similar argument to “what is clutch?”, I think). And that seems perfectly statistically acceptable considering a good team is going to come from behind late more often than they are going to lose late.

    Devine June 2, 2006, 10:46 pm
  • Oops, I believe I meant “including Patriots’ Day” in the above entry.

    Devine June 2, 2006, 10:47 pm

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