The Other Game: Yanks-Ms Gamer III

Most eyes are on Boston, where Dice is battling the King. But out at the Metrodome, Moose is looking to get into a groove, and Alex is looking to stay in one. Comment on the action here.

136 comments… add one
  • yanks go 1-2-3 in the first.

    YF April 11, 2007, 8:15 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning for Ortiz.
    All alone, so very alone up here.

    Nick-YF April 11, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • I can’t find the game on MLB extra innings — the channel the MLB Extra Innings guide says its on is blank.

    john April 11, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Never mind — they put it on a different channel.

    john April 11, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • stuck writing a paper. What’s Moose’s velocity like tonight?

    Nick-YF April 11, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • GIDP gets Michael out of the inning.

    Nick-YF April 11, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Yeah. Same thing happened to me out here in SF John. Now it’s on. Had to leave the Red Sox game thread…got guys saying Matsuzaka is not getting the wide-strike zone that Felix is… and that just isn’t true.

    walein April 11, 2007, 8:23 pm
  • Hey big brother!
    my homage to Arrested Development.
    How does Daisuke look?

    Nick-YF April 11, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • They’re having a Sox lovefest in that thread.
    Over here I’ll say, “House of cards.”
    :-)

    john April 11, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • He’s good. But he’s not very sharp with his control tonight. One of his big strike outs came from Richie (I swing one way all the time) Sexson missing a hanging slider that was high and inside instead of low and outside (the way that Varitek was set up).

    walein April 11, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • nice john.

    YF April 11, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • Cano! Saves Moose with the leaping stab! NICE.

    YF April 11, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • They’re having a Sox lovefest in that thread.
    Really? Seems more like a King lovefest to me, and deservedly so.

    SF April 11, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • Is Mussina the new Pavano?

    john April 11, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Christ. Moose goes to the dugout with men on 1st and 2nd after a failed bunt attempt by Castillo. Looks like a groin pull. BAD
    Henn in.

    YF April 11, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • What was that, John? House of what?

    SF April 11, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • Henn and Jeets to the rescue! No damage.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • That play by Jeets was sick.
    Damon slaps one back right up the middle.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • SF, if you’re commenting on the Sox game you’ll have to be more explicit. I’m not watching it.

    john April 11, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • They just showed a replay of Moose walking off “injured”.
    What a wuss! The guy wasn’t even limping!

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Get out a here SF. Go watch your team get blanked.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Hey, I can multitask!

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • men on the corners for alex, he launches one deep to center for the sac fly rbi.
    1-0

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Just went over to check on the house of cards.
    Johjima’s two doubles, not to mention Seattle’s three runs, suggest that Dice-K might not be super hero once the hitters get to know him.

    john April 11, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • SF, I seriously hope Moose was just being a wuss.
    This isn’t good news.

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • giambi flies out. alex the impaler provides the super-duper clutch go ahead rbi to start this thing.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • Aw, please, John. Really, that’s the best you can do? 3 runs in 7 innings in 35 degree weather and that’s evidence of what, exactly, other than mortality?
    That kind of comment does nothing to boost your credibility.

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • SF, I seriously hope Moose was just being a wuss.
    Hasn’t he already established that he’s a major wuss?

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • What?

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • sf, calls moose a wuss, then attacks someone else’s credibility?
    pot meet kettle!

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • What does my calling Moose a wuss have to do with my credibility? He IS a wuss!

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • This “house of cards” really seems to sting, SF. Afraid it’s true?

    john April 11, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • HENN!

    john April 11, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Nope, just getting sick of it being deployed, as we’ve discussed here before. It’s becoming a meaningless quip, demeaning only the person using it.
    Keep it up.

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Was watching the “other” game.. was ARod’s sac fly clutch?

    Lar April 11, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • A right hamstring strain, yeah he should have totally pitched through that.
    Where is it established that Mussina is a wuss?

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • demeaning only to the person using it
    You really don’t get “double standard,” do you SF?

    john April 11, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • In my tiny brain, Andrew.

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Haha, alright SF.

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Welcome losers Sox Fans! Check out a team that can hit AND pitch.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • You really don’t get “double standard,” do you SF?
    No, but I do understand “broken record”, John.

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • I just have a feeling that Mussina’s done for the year. How devastating that would be.

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • Damon just raking.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • just got here….what’s wrong with Mussina? Aside from SF’s adequate description, what gives…he pulled a groin? I can’t find anything.
    And John….really? Three runs is seven innings isn’t good enough to be considered a great start?

    Brad April 11, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • YF says, “Nice.”
    SF says, “demeaning only to the person who uses it” and “broken record” (to the first time I said it).
    Hmmmmm…

    john April 11, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Brad, do you have as little humor as SF?
    I said, “house of cards” and SF went ballistic.
    The Yanks have scored 1 run tonight, but no yankee fan is going to get upset if you call the offense a house of cards. For starters, we know it’s not.

    john April 11, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Ron Gardenhire bunts the batting champ? Crazy.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • Mauer, not exhibiting the biggest mass of gray matter in history. Why is he bunting??

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • Damn.

    walein April 11, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • sh*t

    john April 11, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • and here come the sox fans to troll the yankee game thread because their game was over so quickly…time to shit on the yankees, ’cause they’re pissed about losing…and i once got clobbered because i suggested they had sour grapes…i said something gracious about their pitcher and ours is a wuss…sheesh

    dc April 11, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • cuddyer ties the game up.

    walein April 11, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • if joe had myers warming, why not walk cuddyer and pitch the lefty against morneau with the dp in order?
    instead it’s tied.
    feh.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • John, I didn’t go “ballistic”. I am sincerely tired of the repeated use of the “house of cards” things.
    The ironic thing is you used it right after your starter walked off with an injury. Or was that your point? If so, I missed that irony – was that your intent? Can you clarify?

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • I have to say…about that Sox game. I obviously enjoyed the outcome but I’ve always been a bigger fan of the pitchers’ duel than the bombs away games. You can’t beat the speed with which both pitchers worked.

    walein April 11, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • and here come the sox fans to troll the yankee game thread because their game was over so quickly
    Jeez, dc. Try reading the Sox game thread – there are enough examples of YFs reveling in the result to make your comment pretty vacant. Also, the Yankees game started in the Central Time Zone, an hour later. Is that our fault too?!

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • what? I was just asking what happened to Moose, but BronxBanter told me the story. I watched the Sox game at a pub tonight, and that kid can flat out bring it.. He’s going to be a very, very rich man when his time comes. Although, come the fourth inning, he was getting a very generous inside call that Matsuzaka wasn’t getting, despite what Waelin says!
    Ooops. Tie game. Maybe I’m bringing this thread bad luck..:P

    Brad April 11, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Think Morneau just swung at ball 4.

    walein April 11, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • let’s everyone lighten up—EVERYONE—and enjoy what’s been a great night of baseball.
    Matsuzaka was impressive
    The King was mind-boggling.
    Yanks and Ms in a battle here.
    The Moose injury was obviously not fake, and John was clearly joking with the HoC comment.
    So. Watch the games. Comment on what you see. Have fun.
    Morneau down.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • I understand the delusions of the strike zone that a few beers and a love for a team can bring.
    Of course Brad may have been drinking the absinthe.

    walein April 11, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • Wow. Lots of darts being thrown over here. Game eight. Should be a nasty season.
    Bring it ON!!

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • i dont think the king really needed much help, brad.

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Thanks, YF. The entire Sox game thread was filled with my awe and wonder at Felix Hernandez, along with YFs trolling and reveling in the Sox’ loss, but now you have the nerve to try to act the great peacemaker?

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • I really feel God, who I don’t believe in most hours, is telling us something with all the injuries:
    Roger Clemens needs to make a lot of money this year.

    Nick-YF April 11, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • I for one saw no issue with the strike zone in the Sox-Ms game, unlike some of my SF counterparts. There weren’t enough bad calls (just a few, but that happens even with the BEST umps) to argue some sort of conspiracy.

    SF April 11, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • what trolling?! me? never!

    YF April 11, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • When did Ortiz start being a great pitcher? A-Rod is .333 and 8 hrs lifetime against him.

    john April 11, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • Now I know what “YF” stand for: (Y)ou’re
    (F)raudulent!
    ;-)

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • If it was 8-0 Yankees, then A-Rod would hit his homer. (OOOO, now I’m trolling!)

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Clearly, Walein! Anyhow, I’m out. Good, errr, very bad luck to you all!!

    Brad April 11, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Man… RAMON ORTIZ! C’mon People!!!

    walein April 11, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Come on SF. I was totally even-handed until the 9th. not a negative word about the sox or matsuzaka. all praise in fact. but you gotta give me the putz line. not my fault the king threw a total gem!

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Wait, you told me earlier today (under a veil of secrecy, no longer respected) that you were the one posting under the handle “Jim D”. Were you pulling my chain?!

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Does Torre intend to use Vizcaino in 143 games this year?

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • yes

    Nick-YF April 11, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • You bastard.
    PS: Tek is no Jorge!

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • I just saw Jim Gaffigan. He was OK, but I regret missing Hernandez’s bid at a no-no. Also find it hilarious that Drew was the one to break it up; most prematurely hated man in Boston opens the season with an 8 game hitting streak…
    Can someone maybe explain to me why Jim, clearly a hardcore Yankee fan and not just some prick here to bait SF’s, doesn’t seem to have enough of an interest in the Yankee game to comment? Yet still feels the need to declare Matsuzaka a 4th starter…
    Anyway…Ramon Ortiz seems to be doing a pretty good job. Even a crap pitcher has a good day every now and then…no more cracks about Gil Meche or Robinson Tejeda for you!

    desturbd1 April 11, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • until the 9th
    Right, until the true YF in you got the best of you. Looks classy on the outside, but when push comes to shove, it’s impossible to resist that inner New Yorker.

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Is Jim really Jim Gaffigan or YF. I’m totally confused.

    Nick-YF April 11, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Minky!
    What are relievers for if not to be run into the ground. Dime a dozen.

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • SF, face it. You’re a New Yorker. You live here for over four years and you become one. That stink never comes off. Deal with your inner New Yorker.

    Nick-YF April 11, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • That stink never comes off.
    Wait, so it’s the city, and not something that came out of my eight week old?

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • That Minky extra base save was beautiful.

    bloodyank78 April 11, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Ironically, Michael Kay just narrated the replay of Minky’s nice grab in “real speed” and said how much more impressive it was, but to me the view from behind the plate that he said this to made Minky’s reaction look a tad slow. The closeup replays made the play look totally spectacular – pulling back and seeing the full pitch, hit, and catch reduced the impressiveness of it for some reason. It felt like Minky’s dive was almost a bit slow, his reaction delayed.

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • “. It felt like Minky’s dive was almost a bit slow, his reaction delayed”
    How many glasses of vino have you gulped down, my friend?
    -Andrews

    Anonymous April 11, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • Farns walks Castillo, followed by the sb. Feh.

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • K. Nice.

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • Thank you for that in depth analysis of Minky’s grab SF.

    bloodyank78 April 11, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • Crap.

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • Farns! What was that?!

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • No, it was a very good play – I was only remarking on the way the replay represented it. The difference between what you see typically on television (the hit, then a cut to the catch) and the full-on view of the entire trajectory of the ball make the play read differently. The cut-cut view makes the play spectacular, the full view made it look slower. Still good, but apparently slower. That’s all I was saying – it wasn’t a criticism of Minky.

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Farns is shittin the bed. Ugh.

    bloodyank78 April 11, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Do I smell Farnsworth blowing up? What took so long?

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Farns. Farns. Farns.

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • What’s that bullpen ERA now?

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Guess that Yankee bullpen ERA isn’t miniscule anymore, is it?
    But we knew that would happen.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Yes, Bill, you do.

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:29 pm
  • Farnsworthless…
    Andrews

    Anonymous April 11, 2007, 10:29 pm
  • I know you weren’t being critical SF, I just thought it was funny how detailed you got. On another note, Farns has now completely soiled the bed.

    bloodyank78 April 11, 2007, 10:29 pm
  • Oh, Farnsworth.

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • BP Farnsworth here. Feh.

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • I’m out guys, gonna go spend some quality time with the wife for the rest of the evening. No f’ing way the Yanks get more than 4 runs off Nathan.

    bloodyank78 April 11, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • Is someone suggesting that New York has more and bigger jerks than Boston? Nonsense. We each have our own jerkiness, and in comparison to the rest of the country, quite a bit in common.
    This way lies the “Yankees suck” discussion.

    john April 11, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • “But we knew that would happen”
    Why don’t you worry about your own damn bullpen problems, chief? That should keep you busy for a while.
    Andrews

    Anonymous April 11, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • Now that this one appears over, how about we pick on those douchebag snobs over at Deadspin?

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • A little thin-skinned are we, Andrews?

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • Is someone suggesting that New York has more and bigger jerks than Boston?
    It does. It’s a much bigger city. As for the per capita jerk quotient, I don’t know. That might be a very close battle.

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • Wow, those Twins are certainly a little excited. Maybe they have a spot for Jose Guillen?

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Not necessisarily, BM. It’s just that those who live in glass houses…

    Anonymous April 11, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • I like Deadspin, usually. Not so much the comments, but the main stories are usually pretty funny. Leitch is from the Midwest, so we can’t really fault him for being a bit anti-East-Coast. We got pretty much everyone else, after all.

    desturbd1 April 11, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • I like Deadspin as well, and Leitch is a pretty nice guy. Not sure where Bill’s animosity is coming from. Care to articulate?

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • Hey, my bullpen hasn’t given up 4 runs in one-third of an inning.
    Not yet anyway.
    As for Will, I live in the Midwest, too. I think his anti-northeast tone has begun to run amok.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • Nathan getting tagged here, luckily for the Twins Abreu’s shot was right to the second baseman.

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • Will lives in NYC.

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • That Alex, he sure can hit.

    YF April 11, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • A-Rod absolutely laces one to the gap for a GRD. 2/3, one down. Giambi up.

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • “Hey, my bullpen hasn’t given up 4 runs in one-third of an inning”
    They didn’t look so good a couple days ago, though, did they?
    Those who live in glass houses…

    Anonymous April 11, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Silly A-Rod…if he were REALLY clutch, that would have been a 3-run shot…

    desturbd1 April 11, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Will is from southern Illinois near St. Louis, though. Big Cardinals fan.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • ugh
    sf, your game was a quick one, as most pitchers duels tend to be…which let you join us earlier than normal, despite the difference in game start times…

    dc April 11, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Andrews, I can’t believe you keep taking the bait.
    It’s Game 8. We still have a lot to learn about how this season will shape up for a lot of teams.
    We’re all getting WAY too defensive about our respective teams for this point in the season.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • What are we going to do tomorrow? The Yankees are off, and the Sox are probably getting snowed out. Grrr.

    SF April 11, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Good night, everyone.
    I’m going to go read to my son and put him to bed.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 11, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • Welcome losers Sox Fans! Check out a team that can hit AND pitch.
    Posted by: YF | Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 09:36 PM
    Poor YF. That comment is just a damn shame.

    Tom sf April 11, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • Well. Everyone on the team can pitch but Farnsworth. And apparently A-Rod has taken all the hitting juice away from everyone.

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 10:54 pm
  • In the other thread, I called this game a sure-win for the Yanks because…well, Ramon Ortiz was pitching. I’m not a fan of being wrong, though it happens often enough that I’m used to it…but this was still nice. A 10-0 victory in NY’s favor would have stung a bit after King’s outing.
    Sucks about Mussina, though…somewhere, a Roger is looking for islands to buy.

    desturbd1 April 11, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • BM,
    It IS game 8, which makes statements like: “Guess that Yankee bullpen ERA isn’t miniscule anymore, is it?
    But we knew that would happen” as worthless as saying that dice is a) a 4-5 starter, or b) an ace.
    Ridiculous, given the sample size.
    I’m not taking any bait – that kind of shit is just lame.
    Andrews

    Anonymous April 11, 2007, 11:00 pm
  • This is definitely a game we can put in the ‘choke’ column, on the offense minus A-Rod (whoever thunk HE would be the lone run contributor?) for the most part, and then Farnsworth for completely blowing it.
    Sigh. And somehow, the Sox getting dominated doesn’t make me feel better. Probably because King Felix is so fricking amazing.

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 11:02 pm
  • The pitch selection from Kyle Farnsworth was awful. I don’t get Why He keeps throwing fastball with exception of striking out Punto with a slider. Joe doesn’t know how to manage the bullpen. Put Myers First and pitch to Castillo, Mauer and Punto.

    Jaycee-Yf April 11, 2007, 11:25 pm
  • Apparently the Mussina injury is ‘not serious’ says Peter Abraham. He doubts it, pointing to Cano missing two months last season from the same thing.

    Andrew April 11, 2007, 11:53 pm
  • “I’m not taking any bait – that kind of shit is just lame.”
    Guess what, chief? You did take the bait.
    It is lame, VERY LAME, and I posted it to make a point: The season is WAY too young for it to get as nasty as it got tonight. And for some of us to be as thin-skinned as we got tonight.
    The thread earlier in the day on Imus was intelligent, thoughtful and provocative. You guys made me think a lot more about that subject than I wanted to. Based on that, I know we can do better than we did tonight. Let’s save the barbs for August. Or at least July, when our tempers are more justifiably short.
    And Andrews, I’m sorry to make shit out of you. Please accept my sincere apology. I won’t do it again.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 12, 2007, 12:36 am
  • Jaycee, Farnsworth’s issue tonight reminded me of Beckett last year — too much reliance on the fastball when trouble arises. He rears back, throws heat, flat heat, and he gets pounded. When Farnsworth pitched for the Cubs, he got in trouble when he kept going to his fastball.
    I doubt Guidry will let it happen too often, but don’t be surprised if it pops up every now and then.
    When he’s good, he’s terrific. But then again, Farnsworth also has a history of being a head case with the Cubs and Braves. That’s why I didn’t understand why the Yanks signed him.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 12, 2007, 12:41 am
  • Surprise. Surpise. Another Yankee starter gets injured.
    How soon will it be before Carl Pavano pulls a hamstring lifting up a toilet seat at home?

    soxfan April 12, 2007, 3:25 am
  • “…What are we going to do tomorrow?…”
    i’m going fishing sf….yyyyyaaaayyyy!!!!

    dc April 12, 2007, 8:14 am
  • soxfan…yes, it is a surprise. Hamstring injuries aren’t born of old age or ineffectiveness. See: Wang and Karstens. This isn’t an arm injury, it’s a freak thing that can happen to anyone. Just the Yankee’s bad, bad luck that it’s happened to four of their players so far. At this rate, they really will be lucky to make it out of April with a .500 winning percentage. That’s what freak injuries to two of your top starters do to you.

    Andrew April 12, 2007, 3:24 pm
  • “And Andrews, I’m sorry to make shit out of you

    Am I missing something, or are you just being a dick?
    Andrews

    Anonymous April 12, 2007, 9:00 pm

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