Trip (to) Queens: Yanks-Mets Gamer I

On tap, it’s arguably the most appropriate interleague match-up in the game of baseball as the Yankees visit the Mets for a set of games at Shea, though outside of New York residents themselves, many think the whole affair is wearing a bit thin. The smokin’ hot Mets have the second-best record in the majors behind a certain team north and east of NY, and are coming off a stunning ninth-inning comeback last night against the Cubs. The Yankees? Not so much, having gone 2-4 in the last week. The Bombers send their best starter to appear in this series as Andy Pettitte faces Oliver Perez. This is your place to comment on the first of six match-ups between the New York factions. Line-ups in the extended, comment away.

Sorry I didn’t have time today for something more extensive; it’s Mr. Mom day for me.

 NY Yankees
J. Damon cf .256
D. Jeter ss .368
A. Rodriguez 3b .318
J. Posada c .371
H. Matsui lf .275
M. Cabrera rf .226
R. Cano 2b .234
J. Phelps 1b .256
A. Pettitte p .000
 NY Mets
J. Reyes ss .337
D. Easley 2b .281
C. Beltran cf .305
C. Delgado 1b .216
D. Wright 3b .279
P. Lo Duca c .288
E. Chavez lf .353
C. Gomez rf .417
O. Perez p .353
184 comments… add one
  • The Mets freakin’ PITCHER is hittign .353. Ye gods. No wonder they are hot

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 6:46 pm
  • woohoo, number one. Jinx baby!
    Serious question for Yankee fans, while I’m here: What happens if the Yanks come out of the next six games with a 2-4 record? Who do you guys think is getting the ax? Clearly, it’ll be somebody, but I’m wondering who you guys, as faithful guys of the Yanks, think it’ll be?
    I only ask because in my opinion, it’s a real possibility, and it’s an even bigger possibility that someone gets the boot, so who is it?

    Brad May 18, 2007, 6:50 pm
  • Ugh, I forgot to add my new name to this computer…

    Regular_Brad May 18, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • > Who do you guys think is getting the ax?
    I don’t know that someone will get the ax if they have another week of .333 ball with the starters they have right now, but if the Yankees are swept at Shea and at Fenway, I think the Torre era may end next Thursday.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • I think if they’re swept in either series, or lose both convincingly, someone’s going to get a statement release on the FAN.:)

    Regular_Brad May 18, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • Wow. Maybe the nAtional league isnt so weak anymore. Cubs beat ChiSox and the Marlins are beating the tar out of the D-Rays. 5 hits, 4 runs (all runs scored on a grand slam by, of all people, Aaron Boone) in the top of the second.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • Damon thrown out at second trying to stretch a single as Chavez makes a great throw.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • It’s a big strike zone early.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Jeter walks.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • Oliver apparently couldnt find the zone if he was throwing a whale.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • ARod grounds out 5-3 on a slow chopper to Wright that advances Jeter to second.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Jeter swipes third.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:17 pm
  • Posada walks to make it 1st/3rd 2 away to Matsui.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Posada walks. For those not on Gameday, ss the zone really small or Perez really sucky?

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • It could be both, Dionysus…

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • Matsui lines out to Easley to end the Yankee 1st.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • 20 pitches through one for Perez… *11* balls.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • 2 runners stranded

    Rob May 18, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • The strike zone is not small. The ump is giving the corners and then some. When Perez is missing, he’s missing by a lot.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • Roger: 18 first inning pitcher and a donger.

    Regular_Brad May 18, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Clemens gives up a dinger in his first inning in the minors. This, of course, means absolutely nothing. Nada.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Except for the fourth ball to Jeter, which was close but inside.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • The kid who hit the dinger is gonna be a stud with the ladies tonight.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Reyes rips one to center for a leadoff single.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Reyes leads off for the Mets and hits a 2-1 fastball for a single to left field.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • correction left center

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Not a big fan of the “Posada” nametag on the front of the chest protector. Is this a Nike-mandated thing? Why do they have this? It looks silly to me.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • Pettitte nibbles at Easley and misses four – 1/2 none out.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Easley walks. Two on, nobody out to Beltran. Pettitte not looking sharp.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Gerb: Pettitte is really nibbling – I don’t think he looks that bad. He got squeezed on maybe two borderline pitches in the Easley at-bat alone.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • Beltran taps weakly. Pettitte’s only play is at first. Second and third, one away to Delgado.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • Man, theres no gameday for Single A games. There is for Triple-A, but not single.
    Man!
    Whats the kids name who homered of Clemens?

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • Damon’s arm really sucks a**. But we knew that already. Sac fly from Delgado (maybe a 200 footer) scores Reyes.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • Maybe, SF.
    Delgado flies out to shallow right center. Reyes scores _easily_ as Damon’s out there.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Re Damon’s arm: yeah, that just looks bad; It was a rainbow to Pettitte on the cutoff. I don’t think he could throw home from there on the fly.
    Wright flies out to Melky in right to end the first.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Top of the third, Marlins now lead 7-0. Am I in the Twilight Zone?

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • WHoa. Gameday makes it look liek Phelps allllllmost homered. Was it warnign track fly or and impressive catch by Chavez?

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • Yanks 2nd inning: down in order on 8 pitches.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • By Phelps I mean Cano.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • Dionysus – it IS the D’Rays….

    rootbeerfloat May 18, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Phelps lined out straight at Chavez.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Cano’s was a fly out to left, about 10 feet short of the track. Easy play for Chavez.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • LoDuca lines out to Melky for one out.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Thanks Gerb. Clearly, once again, Gameday is full of lies. LIES AND CANDY, I SAY!

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Chavez grounds out to Phelps who makes the play unassisted.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Kid who homered off Clemens is named Eric Liss(?). Not clear on the last name.
    18 pitches, 11 for strikes, no BB, no K

    Rob May 18, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Gomez flies out to Melky to end the Mets 2nd. Nice inning for Andy there.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Neither pitcher is throwing particularly well from the ball/strike ratios. However both opposing teams are helpign the pitchers by not workign the count.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • Pettitte looks strong this inning, I think he’s pitching quite well, frankly. And the Mets are just not an impressive lineup. Their position in the standings exposes the NL, as usual. They have three fantastic players (Reyes, Beltran, Wright), but really, to me, the bottom half of their order is quite unintimidating. And if Delgado really is as old as he’s playing, then they will not go very far.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • Is Andy under orders not to swing? Will our pitchers be under similar orders?

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Is that cut pattern on the field for the benefit of the Mets’ superlazy “balls in play chart” keeper?

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Hideous play by the Mets’ rightfielder, dropping Jeter’s foul flyball. Modestly difficult play, but it hits his glove. Scored an error, properly.
    Meanwhile, I really love how much Kay/Singleton keep talking about the 9.5 game deficit. They’ve been doing it incessantly, and I can’t get enough of it.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Yansk got a gift there

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Pettitte down looking. Damon grounds out 6-3. Jeter hits a fly in foul territory about 320 feet out to right field; Gomez dropped it for an error. Jeter gets another chance.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • *Still wants to know about Andy’s bat*
    He didnt swing at one pitch. I know in psring trainign everyone on both Yansk and Sox was ordered to just stand there.. but.. these games count, y’know?

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Fortunately for me, I’m listening to the Mets announcers.
    Jeter grounds out 4-3; it was a slow roller, and Easley made a superb catch and release to get Jeter by 1/2 a step.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • The fricking pitcher hits a single in front of Matsui.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • Reyes flies out to Damon.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Are you watching the game, listening to the Mets? Or are you watching SNY?
    I don’t get SNY in hi-def, otherwise I’d be there for sure.
    Reyes pops out after Perez bloops one to left at the line, Matsui was playing too deep for a pitcher. Pettitte really hasn’t been hit hard, other than Reyes’ leadoff single. He looks solid.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • To be fair.. Perez is a pitcher battign over .300.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Oh, wait, I DO get SNY in HD! Just found it, after only five months with this cable service. I’m an idiot…

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • Damion Easley grounds into the 643 to end the Mets third.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • Pettite makes short work of the Mets in that inning. At very worst he’s going deep into the game, which they may neeed with the Rookeis goign the next two days (barrign rainouts of course *glares angrily at Boston weather*)

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • Is Pettite throwing what appears to be “meat” down the middle? It seems like the Mets are swinging very early in the pitch count.

    Rob May 18, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • I can’t believe a division-leading team has Damion Easley as their #2 hitter. On the other hand, we have Coco Crisp, so who am I to talk right now.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • I’m watching SNY; the YES broadcast is mercifully blacked out.
    No HD here yet. Think about it though.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • ARod lifts one straight to Chavez, who has time to go make a sandwich before it comes down.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • Clemens 3.0 IP, 3 Hits, 1 Earned Run off that Homerun. 2 Ks.
    Not sure if he’s done or not, but thought you’d want to know.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • No, Ron. Pettitte has them a little off-balance, he looks good to me. Factor in that the Mets really aren’t a very dangerous team offensively (other than the Big Three – Delgado no longer counts, I fear), and there you have it. Good effort so far from AP.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • Posada with a single past a diving JetReyes.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • Rob, that is. Typo.

    SF May 18, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • I wasn’t sure if the Mets subscribed to Hackers U.

    Rob May 18, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • Man Perez just can NOT throw strikes. How the hell does he have an ERA of 3.00 comign into this game?

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Matsui pulls a line drive home run to right to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • I figured SF….no worries

    Rob May 18, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Damn crappy Netional LEague ptichers.
    I hate interleague.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Matsui ding-dong, 2-1 Yankees.
    Hideki succinctly reminding everyone that the Mets are in the NL and that Oliver Perez is pitching.

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Melky up with one out. Broken bat dribbler to Easley who makes another fine catch/release to get Melky at first for the secondout.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • I seriously dislike Melky Cabrera as a player. I have no good reason for this, other than I get the sense that he thinks he’s a far better player than he really is.

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • Robinson Cano doesn’t like the outside corner strike call and is behind 1-2. He chases a change away to retire swinging.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • I don’t get that read off of Cabrera. I always thought he was a “keep your head down and play” sort of guy, but your opinion is as valid as mine since I’ve got nothing to base my statement on either.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • I have an irrational dislike of Cabrera, I admit. I don’t think it’s backlash from last year, I just do not like watching him play. Even the way he catches fly balls pisses me off. This isn’t healthy.

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • Andy makes Beltran look bad on a breaking pitch that causes him to fall all over himself trying to find.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • Just looked at Delgado’s stats. I did not know he was struggling so bad.

    Rob May 18, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • Is it just me or does Delgado look really cooked, batspeed way down and slow on every hack?

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • I understand what you are saying SF. I have the same reaction to a couple of players in the game; Eckstein, Piazza, AJ Pierzynski.. a few others.
    Delgado grounds out to first for the second out.
    Wright grounds out 4-3 to end the inning. Andy cruised that inning.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Delgado certainly looked all tied up and awkward on that home-run cut he took under the fastball.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Have the Mets been scouting the Yanks? reading the paper? Allowing Pettite to get 3 pitch ABs against you is not going to get him out of the game and into the soft belly of the pen.
    I also understand that Pettite is pitching well.

    Rob May 18, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • Phelps swinging on the first pitch: fly out to center for one away.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • Pettitte grounds out 4-1 as Delgado came off the bag to try and make the play; Perez covering first.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Mets announcers are _ripping_ the press corps for being in heated booths.
    Damon gets a gift on a 2-2 that should have been called strike three. Wright the makes a leap perfectly timed to snag a line drive off of Damon. Nice play.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • the/then

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • LoDuca _rips_ a double that just ticks ARod’s glove. Chavez up with nobody out.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • LoDuca is another guy I can’t stand, Gerb.

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Endy Chavez puts the 1-0 over the right field wall to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Pettitte makes a great play on the bunt from Gomez, diving and throwing from his knees.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Superb play by Pettitte.

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:23 pm
  • I can’t remember ever liking a catcher from the Mets, SF.
    Perez strikes out; Reyes up.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Who is that guy behind Brian Cashman? Andre the Giant’s republican uncle? His head is HUGE! He makes Cash look like a hobbit. Reyes retired to end the Mets fifth, with the Metropolitans leading the Yankees 3-2.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:27 pm
  • Apparently, the MEts don’;t want to win this game as they are leaving hte UGLY Perez in the game with a one run lead

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • Light rain falling as we head to the top of 6. Jeter leads off with a double the other way as ARod steps in.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • This Gomez kid doesn’t have much going on defensively…

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • This Gomez kid doesn’t have much going on defensively…

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • Single, Gerb. Jeter at first for the time being.

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • ARod set up by a slider on the corner for 1-1, misses badly on a slider wayyy in for 1-2. ARod swings through a fastball for the first out. Posada up.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • Thanks, SF. Oops.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • Perez ssems to be worried he won’t stay there. Keeps throwing over both before and after A-Rod Ks

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • My advice to Perez: worry less about the runner, worry more about not throwing balls

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • Posada lines it at Reyes, who catches the ball and then does a _horrible_ acting job trying to pretend he drops it to turn two. Funny stuff. Jeter at first, two away to Matsui.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • Matsui flies out to Beltran to end the Yankee sixth.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • 88 pitches through 6 for Perez. Despity only giving up 2 runs, he hasnt been sharp. I probably wouldnt bring him out for the 7th but then again I don’t know how good/not good the Mets bullpen is.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • Pettitte throws three balls to Easley, who then takes a strike. The 3-1 is hit at ARod who throws across for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • 3-0. Why swing? Why? Take the pitch. Even if it doesnt miss you build Pettite’s pitchcount. Who taught the Mets how to play ball?

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Oh, guess I missed a pitch. Well then I’m not complaining as much

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Beltran ks swinging for the second out.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Ew, was that like a twelve year old Weschester kid with a diamond-stud Yankee logo earring?

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • Delgado rips a line drive that’s foul off first, then retires Delgado swinging as he chases the next two pitches to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • SF: That was not a pretty image. That kid needs to make a wardrobe adjustment quickly.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Wow. He may be a Yankee but nice inning from Pettite. I’d love to have him on my team. I’m sure EVERYONE would. We talk abotu PBeckett’s potential to be a Cy Young.. and he certainly is competing (yay!), but so, really, is Pettite. His crappy W-L isnt his fault.
    Wins and Losses really are a horrible statistic.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Melky flies out to center for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Robi hits a groundball single to right. Phelps up. Proctor warming in the pen in case they need to hit for Andy.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Phelps grounds into the 5-4-3 to end the Yankees seventh so we will see Andy after the stretch.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Im listenign to the Mets feed now. Its nice to NOT have to listen a Giant Glass commercial between every half-inning.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • Wright lines out to Damon. One away to Paul LoDuca.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • I’m really enjoying watching SNY. Not stellar, insightful coverage, but not like the circular-saw in plywood sound of the YES broadcasts either.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • LoDuca, who I officially now hate, hits a liner to left for a double; Matsui maybe could have cut that off with a better line. Chavez up.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Sox fans know what I mean. I know that jingle by heart now… I hear it in my head at work… it drives me nuts..

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Chavez grounds out and advances LoDuca to third. Gomez up with two away.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • I actually kinda like the MEts announcers. They like their teams and get excited for them, but not annoyingly so (I’ve only been listening for an inning though)

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Gomez lines out to Matsui to end the seventh inning. Pettitte/Damon/Jeter due up for the Yanks.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • They got pretty amped when Chavez knocked his dinger.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Mets announcers want the kid to bunt down the thrid base line. With A-Rod playing back, it probably would have worked.
    Instead he lines out to MAtsui

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • 1-800 Fifty Four GIANT!

    SF May 18, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • ANdy out of the game? He’s got like… less than 90 pitches!
    Wow!

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 8:59 pm

  • SF, you are a cruel, cruel man

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • Abreu pinch hits for Andy, so Mr. Pettitte, who threw another fine game has no chance for the win and is currently on the hook for the loss. Perez still in the game for the Mets.
    Final line for AP:
    7.0 IP, 5 h, 3 er, 1 bb, 4 k, 1 hr
    Abreu down looking on a nice pitch that he should not have been taking. One away to Damon.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • These MEts WFAN announcers are awesome. They are PUMPED.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Damon down swinging. That’s the end of the night for Perez, as the Mets will want a righty for Jeter.
    Perez’ final line:
    7.2 IP, 5 h, 2 er, 2 bb, 5 k, 1hr

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • Joe Smith on to face Jeter, two outs, top of eight.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • If you saw that guy, with that name, in a video game you’d think he was created to fill in space.

    walein May 18, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • I smell two-run home run.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • Maybe I smelled something else. Jeter whiffs.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • Jeter takes strike three at the knees after working a long at bat. Ouch. End of the Yankee eighth.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Tivo showed that pitch to be outside. Little bit steamed here.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Seriously, these WFAN guys are NUTS. I love them. They may be awesomer than Castiglione and Co.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Seriously, these WFAN guys are NUTS. I love them. They may be awesomer than Castiglione and Co.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Newhan can’t hold and is sat down on the appeal to third after a check swing as Proctor climbs the ladder.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Hernandez said it right: “too close to take”. Maybe not an overt strike, but certainly borderline on a strike zone that involves at least an inch each way, width-wise.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Reyes pops out to left for the second out.
    Easley sat down looking to end the Mets eighth.
    The Yankees have three outs left; it will be ARod, Posada, and Matsui to try against Billy Wagner in the top of the ninth.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • Proctor looked sharp there. Yankees get their last chance.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Clemens, I imagine, will be back in NYC sooner rather than later. I can’t imagine them waiting very long for him considering the money involved.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Yeah, it was too close to take. The ump’s called soft corners pretty consistently.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Can’t ask for a better guy up right now than Posada, frankly. He’s money.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • ARod rips one but right at Reyes for the first out. Jorge up.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Indeed, Posada may be, in fact, actually made of fire lately.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Hehe

    walein May 18, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • Posada is a statue for two strikes, then takes wide for ball one. The 1-2 fastball is low. Deuces: Wagner climbs the ladder and Posada misses underneath for strike three. Matsui steps up to the plate as the Yankees are at their last out.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • Down to Godzilla.

    walein May 18, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • That looked like the right call to me, at full speed. Matsui legs out an infield hit.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • Matsui takes ball one high, then ball two high, and then is fooled badly, swinging on the 2-0 by a slider way outside. Takes away/low for a ball. 3-1: chopper to Easley; Matsui hustles and is called safe. Frame-by-frame on the Tivo showed a tie on the throw. Good call.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • i was going to ask if you pinch hit lefty Giambi (hasn’t hit in over a week and a half)…I guess you do.

    walein May 18, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Giambi takes a ball, then takes a strike. Fouls off the next pitch for 1-2, then takes wide. The 2-2 is a fastball up that he fouls back.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • If Giambi walks here…you just KNOW it’s going to come down to Phelps.

    walein May 18, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • I smell two run home run.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Giambi hits the 2-2 foul off third. Reset the deuces: Giambi takes a slider low away for a full count.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • ooooooooo.. Matsui beats the high toss.
    THis is it, ladies and gentlemn. Here gomes Giambi.

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • nice SF.

    walein May 18, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • The payoff: fouled in the dirt. Reset the full count: Giambi strikes out swinging over an 80mph breaking pitch.
    Ball game. NY Mets 3, NY Yankees 2

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Again, something else smelled.
    Tampa Bay down, Toronto down, Baltimore up, Yankees lose.
    If the three games still in play end the way they currently stand, the Sox will have a ten game LC lead on the Yankees, 11 on each of Baltimore, Toronto, and Tampa. Unbelievable. I don’t think Torre or Cashman are very safe at the moment.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Again, the WFAN annouycners are awesome. From now on, when the Sox arent playing I’m listenign to MEts games

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Tough loss for Andy. He threw a good game, but so did Oliver Perez. Yankees strand six in the game.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Seriously, Walein, something in my apartment must smell. For some reason I keep thinking it’s the Yankees’ bats. And I might be right, it’s my take that might be misguided.

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • SF: agreed. Except for Boston, the AL (L)east is looking like a phenomenally mediocre division, and regarding Torre/Cash, I don’t see how anyone in the Yankee organization would feel particularly secure in their jobs right now.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Here’s the amazing thing: the Sox have a ten game LC lead on the Yankees yet the Yankees are still in second. Can’t shake these guys!!
    (How bad is this division right now?!)

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:39 pm
  • The Yankees have averaged 3 runs a game in their last eight games, including the 15 runs scored across their two victories in that stretch.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • > the Yankees are still in second.
    And that’s with a 3-11 record in their own division.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Its ridiculous, SF. Certainly the injuries to the Jays and to a lesser extent the YAnkees are affectign the weird AL East makeup, but… its.. just.. odd.
    Remember when the AL East was the most feared division in all of baseball? Now its shaping up to be the AL Central.
    NL West is still the most pathetic, by the way

    Dionysus May 18, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Thanks to all you Sox fans who kept me company during my misery except for that brief inning-and-a-half where Matsui gave me false hope. Tonight I was abandoned by my Yankee brethren, though I can’t say I blame them.

    attackgerbil May 18, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • G’night, everyone. Hopefully the Sox get a game in tomorrow so we don’t have to troll the Yanks thread too much, though it’s looking tough, weatherwise…

    SF May 18, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • Wow. He may be a Yankee but nice inning from Pettite. I’d love to have him on my team. I’m sure EVERYONE would.
    Grab your tongue with both hands, rip it out of your head, lay it on the table, and hit it with a twenty pound hammer as hard as you can for ever speaking such vomit.
    :P

    Regular_Brad May 18, 2007, 11:12 pm
  • SF- regarding the “posada” on his chest protector, varitek has “tek” written on his. it’s pretty cheeseball. i’m gonna guess marketing is behind it.

    sf rod May 18, 2007, 11:14 pm
  • I blame New hitting coach Kevin Long for struggling against lefthanded pitchers. He’s horrible.

    Yer May 18, 2007, 11:21 pm
  • Re: The Giant Glass theme song — I still know it by heart, and I haven’t listened to a Red Sox broadcast in SEVEN YEARS! It was also in Stephen King’s “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon,” so ubiquitous that jingle has been.

    Paul SF May 19, 2007, 12:27 am
  • Padres’ Class-A team drubs Red Sox farm club, 30-0
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2875722

    Dg - YF May 19, 2007, 7:24 am

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