Who’s on First?

Not Jason Giambi. With Nick Johnson in Montreal and Travis Lee out for the year, Joe will be forced to rely on Tony Clark more than anyone could have imagined a few months ago. Which begs the question: if Giambi’s health continues to be a problem, will there be some play for, say, Tino Martinez, who’s having a fine comeback year in Tampa?

Otherwise, the Osborne experiment seems to be blessedly over, and the Sturtze Show may never even get off the ground, what with Contreras now slated to return to the rotation over the weekend. If he succeeds, we assume Sturtze shifts to the pen, at least until the return of Karsay/Heredia. If Contereras falters, Cashman has now admitted he will be out shopping for another arm, which would presumably move Contreras to the pen, and Sturtze to Donovan Osborne’s house.

Meanwhile, can someone please explain to me why Kenny Lofton was attempting (and failing) to steal third in a tie game with 2 outs in the 7th (sic?) and A-Rod at the plate last night. Kenny!!!!

PS: Jorge was safe!

7 comments… add one
  • Jorge was safe. Would have made it an easier call for the ump if he wasn’t more aerodynamically challenged than ususal due to his swollen schnoz. Thought Joe should have started Mo in the 11th since Vlad the Impaler batted second that inning (and got a hit). Scioscia had used Percival and I think Joe should have matched that by using Mo for only one inning – the 11th was the time to do it.

    JCL (YF) May 19, 2004, 4:55 pm
  • Truth be told, YF was pretty much passed out on the couch for most of the action after the 8th, only to be reawakend at the end of play—so I’ll have to trust JCL’s astute analysis. But I’m still trying to figure out what on earth possessed Lofton to attempt a steal of 3rd with A-Rod hitting.

    YF May 19, 2004, 5:09 pm
  • Lofton’s attempted steal was baffling. There were missed signs and baserunning miscues last night – is Soho f**cking up? (Always felt comfortable with Willie in the box, Soho has yet to give me that comfort level. Thoughts?) After the 7th JCL made a decision to stay up. That same decision may not be made tonight.

    JCL (YF) May 19, 2004, 5:24 pm
  • Yeah, it seemed like Sheffield/Jeter missed something that wound up with Sheff gunned down, but it’s hard to know who was to blame—but my guess would not be Soho.

    YF May 19, 2004, 5:38 pm
  • Guys, it’s “Sojo”, not a section of London or Lower Manhattan…

    SF May 19, 2004, 7:10 pm
  • I like Soho better.

    JCL (YF) May 20, 2004, 10:00 am
  • Apologies to Little Louie (Luis).

    YF May 20, 2004, 10:28 am

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