Yankees vs. Blue Jays – Wednesday’s Gamer

The Moose is back on the mound as the Yankees take on Dustin McGowan and the Toronto Blue Jays.  In his last five outings Moose has given up twenty-three runs and 40 hits in 21 innings.  For Moose this game could make or break his post season status.  Gone are the days of penciling Moose into the post season rotation.  He is now fighting for his place on this team, thanks to the performance of Ian Kennedy and the other Baby Bombers.  Time will tell if Moose will get another chance to step up like he did in the 2003 ALCS or will he just be a spectator come October.  On the flip side McGowan is coming off his best outing of the season in which he had twelve strikeouts, gave up two earned runs and allowed just four hits over eight innings against the Devil Rays.  The Yankees have won six in a row and the Blue Jays have lost 4 in a row.  Which streak ends?  Which streak continues?  It will come down to how much Moose has when he takes the mound at 7:07 EST.

In other news according to Peter Abraham over at LoHud, Shelley Duncan has has a bone bruise on the left side of his pelvis and a small inguinal hernia.  According to Abraham, Duncan is Day to Day.

Here are the lineups:

Yankees AVG HR RBI SB
1. J Damon  DH .262 10 56 23
2. D Jeter  SS .316 9 62 13
3. B Abreu  RF .288 16 94 23
4. A Rodriguez  3B .319 52 140 22
5. H Matsui  LF .289 23 92 3
6. J Posada  C .338 20 85 2
7. J Giambi  1B .244 13 34 1
8. R Cano  2B .301 16 80 3
9. M Cabrera  CF .291 8 62

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Blue Jays AVG HR RBI SB
1. V Wells  CF .249 16 79 9
2. R Adams  3B .294 0 1 0
3. A Rios  RF .304 23 77 14
4. F Thomas  DH .267 21 82 0
5. M Stairs  LF .309 19 59 2
6. A Hill  2B .273 15 71 3
7. L Overbay  1B .242 10 43 2
8. G Zaun  C .241 9 44 0
9. J McDonald  SS .250 1 28

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22 comments… add one
  • Bone bruise from what – the bench?

    Brad September 12, 2007, 6:58 pm
  • He sat against a big bottle of Giambi’s “medicine” without knowing it was stashed there.
    Okay. Lame, I know.

    QuoSF September 12, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • Yankees up 2-0.
    RBI Double by Matsui.
    A-Rod scores on passed ball.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 12, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • that ump sounds like a frickin’ steam whistle!
    -andrews

    Anonymous September 12, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • i hate 0-2 hits by the opposing team. Moose has to be leading the universe in giving those up.

    Sam-YF September 12, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Heeeeeeeeeee-eeeeeeekkkkk
    Maybe if the crowd had a pulse he wouldn’t be so loud. It’s like they are at a golf outing.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 12, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Giambi is playing a nice 1B.
    Yankees out of the inning on a nice double play.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 12, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Captain takes an inside pitch on either his elbow or hand.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 12, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Giambi gets hit. Does the pitcher even get warned? Doubt it.
    It’s so infuriating, this double-standard.

    AndrewYF September 12, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • 2 RBI’s for Robbie. Yankees take a 4-0 lead. Runners on 1st and 3rd, no outs and Melky is up.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 12, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Does anyone know why Suzyn Waldman is not on the air tonight? I just tuned into WCBS.

    YF (marrying a SF) September 12, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Suzyn is out because of Jewish holidays.

    jwright40 September 12, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Hahaha, I thought that was gone off the bat from Overbay, but it was just a short fly ball. Has he completely lost it, or what?

    AndrewYF September 12, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • Wells pretended to catch Damon’s RBI single and the umps fell for it!! 3 outs.

    J YF September 12, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • how’d the stupid-ass umpire miss that trap by wells?…no wonder the yanks think that the umpires have screwed them a bit this year…that ump should be fired for such a blatant miss….

    dc September 12, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • andrew, that’s the other infuriating thing about the inconsistency of the umps this year…yankee players get drilled, nothing happens….yankee pitchers miss batters by a mile, and they get tossed, suspended, and fined without a warning…

    dc September 12, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Nice win boys!
    Joba gives up his first run thanks to A-Rod.
    Moose pitches real well.
    Vernon Wells should get an Academy Award.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 12, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • watch reyes accidentally hit ortiz bat too hard and the ball travel long [short] distances over the green scrap-yard….ugh…seen this too many times

    dc September 12, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • “Joba gives up his first run thanks to A-Rod”
    Since it wasn’t earned, was his cherry popped or not?
    “over the green scrap-yard”
    Did the drunk irishman who designed it really use scrap army surplus metal from the spanish-american war in its construction??? (toilet my frickin’ ass) :)

    Andrews September 12, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • Gotta give Mussina another start after tonight and assess from there on out I think. Hard to deny him after 5.2 scoreless.

    IronHorse (yf) September 12, 2007, 11:45 pm
  • interesting question about joba, andrews…i was a little surprised to hear espn report that he had been scored upon, but [duh] i guess he was…i’m not up on the finer details of official scoring, but my understanding is that a run scored on a pitcher by a baserunner that is the responsibility of that pitcher is [officially] a run given up by that pitcher…since it was unearned however, a crummy way to lose the streak, his era would obviously remain 0…it’s up to interpretation whether or not you think the cherry rolled off his sundae
    are you suggesting that they change the name from “green monster” to “green toilet”?…might work, they could just have the mascot run around with a toilet seat around his neck… ;)

    dc September 13, 2007, 7:41 am
  • dc,
    Since he did give up that double, IMO, yeah, the cherry rolled off. I’m sort of relieved – was afraid the streak might cause problems for him the longer it went on. He didn’t look as sharp, control wise, last night with the fastball. Not to get down on Arod, but with the way that routine throw sailed on him, I think he felt pressure, too.
    “are you suggesting that they change the name from “green monster” to “green toilet”?
    No, that was a shot at our sf friends who have the nerve to call yankee stadium “the toilet”. I’m guilty of drinking and posting -was pissed after ortiz hit that walk off, and felt like lashing out. :)

    Andrews September 13, 2007, 10:42 am

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