Three: Jays-Yanks Gamer XVII

3

No more, no less.
You don’t have to guess.
When it’s three you can see
It’s a magic number.

In the second extra-inning game in as many nights, the Yankees emerged victorious in a 12-11 struggle that featured no long balls, 18 pitchers, and 91 at bats.  Cabrera played the hero by fielding an Aaron Hill double and throwing a strike to Cano who relayed to Posada to nab Stairs at home in the top of the tenth, by hitting a two-out bloop single to win the game in the bottom half of the frame, and by recording 5 ribs in the affair.

There’s little rest for the weary, as the Jays and Yanks are back at it in an early afternoon game at the Stadium.  Mike Mussina gets the ball for the Bombers; he faces Dustin McGowan, whom the Yankees defeated September 12th at Rogers Centre.  Boston became the first team to clinch their post-season berth by defeating the SatanFish last night. The Yankees’ magic number to make the post is at three following Detroit’s loss last night at the hands of the Royals; those teams face off again this afternoon as well.  Lineups follow, comment away.

Toronto
R. Johnson rf .239
R. Adams 3b .302
A. Rios cf .297
M. Stairs dh .293
A. Hill 2b .283
G. Zaun c .248
A. Lind lf .233
C. Thigpen 1b .215
J. McDonald ss .246
D. McGowan rhp 3.84
 
NY Yankees
J. Damon lf .259
D. Jeter ss .319
B. Abreu rf .283
A. Rodriguez 3b .313
H. Matsui dh .289
R. Cano 2b .301
M. Cabrera cf .282
D. Mientkiewicz 1b .257
J. Molina c .241
M. Mussina rhp 5.01
41 comments… add one
  • What a touching Scooter tribute…

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:01 pm
  • An “exhilarating” game yesterday, Kay says? Sure, if by exhilarating he means an absolute train wreck and an abomination. Sigh.
    *….crickets….*

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:17 pm
  • Reed Johnson and the creepy thing that lives on his chin down swinging. Good-lookin’ pitch from Moose.

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:20 pm
  • Russ Adams ground out to Dougie M, and a lazy fly to Abreu from Rios conclude a quick 1st for Mikey Moose.

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:23 pm
  • McGowan, he of the ridiculous looking sideburns, surrenders a one-out opposite field single to Jeter.

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • Jeter swipes second, and that’s 30 stolen bases in 30 attempts against McGowan this year. Craziness.

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:32 pm
  • Donde esta el Sox Gamer? (y mucho mejor pitchiando de Dustin McGowan por favor.)

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 1:33 pm
  • K by Abreu and an Arod popup to end the first inning…
    NSTB: El Sox Gamer es con los todos Yankee fans, evidently. En la playa?

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:36 pm
  • No estoy en la playa hoy pero yo soy en el Soccer-Tacos mode. ¬°Burritos para todos!

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • Aaron Hill, Yankee killer!

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:39 pm
  • Alright, I’m out for a bit. Let’s go Yankees!

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 1:41 pm
  • 1-2-3 for Wakefield, veddy nice.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • Yanks now trailing 3-1 on a Molina RBI single

    Rob September 23, 2007, 2:02 pm
  • El juego del sox esta en tapa.
    My Spanish is long neglected. Hope that came out right.

    attackgerbil September 23, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • Molina – what a good pickup by Brian Cashman. They need to sign him to a 2-year deal.

    AndrewYF September 23, 2007, 2:24 pm
  • Melky has such a monster arm. You can talk about CoCo being gold-glove in center all you want, but Melky’s arm more than makes up for any relative deficiency in range.

    AndrewYF September 23, 2007, 3:01 pm
  • Yanks up 6-3, Moose has a quality start so far, and he’ll start the seventh most likely.
    Me like.

    AndrewYF September 23, 2007, 3:42 pm
  • Moooooooooose

    J (yf) September 23, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • Mooooooooolina

    J (yf) September 23, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • what a champ that Jose Molina is.

    doug YF September 23, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • Sox went down

    J (yf) September 23, 2007, 4:28 pm
  • it’s never easy

    J (yf) September 23, 2007, 4:30 pm
  • Joba coming in with two outs – are we beginning to see the bending of the Joba rules, or has this happened before?

    Tyrel SF September 23, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • Torre said after yesterday’s game that the Joba rules might be bent in the future and that pitch count would now be taken into consideration.

    doug YF September 23, 2007, 4:34 pm
  • …being a yankee, that is.
    Joe’s Proctorizing Vizcaino. Joba Rules have been broken

    J (yf) September 23, 2007, 4:34 pm
  • Thanks Doug

    Tyrel SF September 23, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • Does Joba stay in for the save? And, why was there a Sean Henn sighting??!!??

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 4:46 pm
  • well there was also a Ron Villone sighting, so take from that what you will.

    doug YF September 23, 2007, 4:49 pm
  • Joba 1 out away from save #1…

    doug YF September 23, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • JOBA is PHENOMENAL

    J (yf) September 23, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK~~~~~~~~!!!!!
    Joba gets the save, Yankees win!!

    doug YF September 23, 2007, 4:57 pm
  • Also, 1.5.

    doug YF September 23, 2007, 4:58 pm
  • So does that mean I don’t have to wait a day before wearing my “Joba Rules” t-shirt again?

    J (yf) September 23, 2007, 4:59 pm
  • Joba Joba Joba!!!~~~

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 5:02 pm
  • JOBA!

    Anonymous September 23, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • Man. He only threw 16 pitches too. If they wanted to try out the “pitching back to back days” thing, tomorrow, they could.
    I just have to keep telling myself, he’s a starter. He’s a starter. He’s a starter…

    AndrewYF September 23, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • As much as I love seeing Joba dominating, I would love to get him some rest.. these games are nice to have, but we know which games are the important ones..

    Lar September 23, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • Anyone remember the old TV Sitcom; “Taxi”?. There was an episode where they showed you the origins of Reverend Jim………..he was a straight laced college kid and when he took a bite of a hash brownie, the wild eyed Jim popped out for a second. Mussina reminds me of that……he’s pitching along just great and suddenly a 3,4,5, or worse run inning pops out, then he goes back to OK. Never know when he’s gonna turn into Reverend Jim permanently…..zero confidence with him on the mound.

    YankeeClipper60 September 23, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • sweet

    dc September 23, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • these games are nice to have, but we know which games are the important ones..
    Right now, the ones that get them in the playoffs are the important ones.
    They’ve just played two insanely long games. Yesterday they set an all-time Yankee record for pitchers used in a game.
    What was important today after Moose went 7 was to get out of the game with 1) an 8.5 inning win, and 2) as few pitchers as possible They’ve played the first 3 games of 10 in a row without a day off. They can still beat the Sox, but only if they win games.
    They’re going to try to rest the pitchers, but they’re going to run out the regular offense until this is played out.
    zero confidence with him on the mound
    Those were the first runs Moose has given up in September.

    A YF September 23, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • This game might be important.. but not as important as pushing Joba too much.

    Lar September 24, 2007, 9:00 am

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