Yanks go for revenge tonight against Santana. Wright pitches. Comments here….
And Johnny D. Ks to start things off. Grrrreeaaat.
Holy crap. Wright to the backstop. Jeez
Wright unleashed THAT one.
Cairo, scootin’ around at first.
Yay for Cairo at 1B!
A-Rod walks. Nice AB.
If you’re wondering whether it’s tough to field in the Metrodome outfield, that last fly by Matsui should confuse you. Shannon Stewart just got to that thing.
confuse you? i think i meant “settle matters”. codeine talkin’ overe here.
With the Twins pitching Santana, one of the, if not the, best starters in the league, and the Yanks pitching Wright, one of the worst starters in the AL, you’d think our chances in this game are slim and none.
However, this is baseball, where anything can happen, and for some reason, I’m strangely, or perhaps stupidly, optimistic.
Woohoo, Phillips sighting
Lo and behold: Andy Phillips. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.
Supper’s ready, excuse me.
Whoa. Looked to me like they caught Hunter.
Crap. Same old Mr. Wright.
Single off the baggie. Bullpen!
Great. Gator’s coming out.
Gator: “Try not to suck.”
Wright: “Can’t help it.”
A-Rod saves a run. Thank you A-Rod.
Horrible decision on the base path. Get us out of the inning…
Hmmmm…I see my optimism is taking a severe beating.
Juan Castro: Yankee killer.
And it costs. Castro raps one. 2-0. Wright not missing any bats here.
Jaret Wright: Yankee killer.
“The limit is around 80”? Pitches or runs?
They’ll pay Wright his 4 million buyout and he’ll be elsewhere next year.
Glad the Twins still have their “Opening Day” logo on the field. Hello!
Meanwhile…Wright dings Stewart. Has he thrown one swinging strike that was not tipped yet?
Most productive thing he’s done all night…
Could have been worse
And A-Rod holds down the damage. Hopefully that’s the end of Wright. Time for the Yanks to face facts: he’s not an ML pitcher right now.
A-Rod is wearing his boots of +4 damage control tonight
My optimism is on it’s death bed…
Looked like a good call
Wow. Beauty to k Damon looking. Santana sharp.
Damon frozen on the breaking pitch.
Jaret “Confidence Booster” Wright?
Does Joe have anybody warming up in the pen, for Christ’s sake?
Did Hunter just swing and miss? I was in the kitchen? Also, if Michael Kay thinks the Twins are going to give Torii Hunter $13 million next year he’s crazier than Julian Tavarez
HOLY CRAP. A REAL OUT!!
K looking!!! Woo-hoo. (looked like a ball, tho)
Whoa, that was a generous strike zone. Hunter gone.
And another swing and miss!
Thank God that one hung up
Jeter, that’s the way to start it…
Okay A-Rod, take us home.
Come on Georgie….
Matsui and Posada both hit bullets, right at someone, damn
Need to keep this at three runs, Jaret…
Whoever in the Yankee hierarchy who wanted to sign Jaret Wright must be patting themselves on the back about now.
there’s a break, out at the plate
Lucky there. Catchable ball for Cairo, but he made up for it.
Sloppy play, Cairo should have scooped that though…then again he’s played about as much first base in his career as I have…
2nd runner thrown out at home, or it’d be at least 5-0
Now let’s see if The Proctologist can extricate himself from this jam….
Baltimore chop, and it’s 4-0.
4-0. And no respect for Rondell.
Hard hit balls go for outs, and the weak dribbler by Cano goes for a hit. We’ll take it.
C’mon Johnny, get him in…
At least got one in…C’mon Derek, need a 2 out hit…
Derek! Our hero!
Sheff’s the tying run…
Does Giambi have crap lifetime numbers against johan? (any worse than cairo?)
…and yes, i know he got the ground rule double…i’m just wondering
At least were back in the game.
We’ll take the two.
(PS: How much worse can this night get for Phillips? A K and then a potential dinger pulled back into the park by Hunter. What’s next? A beaning?)
Can o’corn…hee hee..Phew..
Proctor throwing 96 according to the Dome radar gun.
He’s getting hit pretty good. He’s lucky to have two outs.
The Proctonator is all about balls flying everywhere! He’s got that something that Torre loves–Moxy!
You can’t stop Tony Bastista, you can only hope to contain him.
It’s true Matty…tony B. is an American Icon. I can’t blame Proctor for failing to get him out.
matty, saw that lineup the Sox fielded today. Reminded me of the ’27 Yankees.
Yeah, that was a sh*t sandwich of a lineup, eh? At least we scored… wait. Never mind.
ARod is NOT in a groove right now.
Double for Jorgie. Lotta at’em balls tonight. Would be nice to get a couple of breaks….
Damn, almost went out. Need a 2-out hit. Andy..Andy..Andy…
Give the kid a break!!!!
Not gonna happen.
matty, Wakes pitched pretty good though, so it wasn’t all bad.
Beckett tomorrow, huh? Suppose your looking forward to that. Isn’t it about time he developed a blister or something?
Isn’t it about time Big Ugly’s knee(s) exploded?
Yeah, Wake pitched about as well as you could expect him to. Three runs through nine innings. Its a shame we fielded a AA lineup.
Beckett should right the ship tomorrow. It’d be a shame if we lost two home series in a row…
Torree tempting the fates with an 0-16 rondell w/ RISP.
He’s only intentionally walking Mauer cause White has a .098 batting average. What a wimp!
Nice hook Doc!
Because Scott Proctor is– the Doctor of Ks.
That was disgusting…That’s what happens when CB Wright leaves the game…
Hey, it worked! What a surprise!
In other news: Rondell White sucks really bad.
Way to start it Robby. Off the tough lefty…
Damon! Let’s go Derek!
So long Johan…
WE: Not having any problems rooting for Damon, huh?
Not a bit…
anyone else hear “Jeter swallows?”
Sheff! First and third! Let’s go A-Rod!
Sheff! AROD is due and that’s an understatement.
Wow. That was efficient. It took him all of five pitches to ruin six innings of work.
That’s what the Yankees will do to top notch pitching.
Thank you Alex. Let’s get more.
And it looks like we’re gonna get a peek at Liriano, too. Treat.
This Liriano kid is wicked.
2x steal! Dangerous, but we’ll take it.
Lucky that was right at Morneau. Damn
Ugh. A hit there would really have been nice.
Liriano throwing 99 according to the Dome radar gun, with a 90 mph slider.
Gotta hold ’em down now, don’t want to waste this nice comeback.
Alex flashes da leathah!
More great D from Alex. And here comes Myers. Cringe.
Mike Myers coming in to face lefty Morneau. Joe using the pen before the Yanks fall behind. Amazing.
Myers does the job. Righty up next. See ya Mike.
Wish there was a way to write the Holloween theme music.
I”m fine with Farnsworth coming in as long as they keep him thru the 8th…and don’t to Sly Vallone just to do it.
1 and done. On comes the Farns. Keep an eye on the pitch selection here. Over on Bronx Banter, Alex Belth ripped KF for his choices yesterday, and has complained about his decision-making in the past. If he starts shaking off Jorge….be worried.
Well done for Farns there. Three pitches. The last two headed right where Jorge called for them. And a good result.
Farns has a great arm but still has some issues between the ears.
The Andy Phillips Jinx Night continues apace.
Cano has started both the Yankee rallys tonight. But not this time.
Even when Cano walks he doesn’t walk. Damn!
Good test for Farns coming up here. Needs to get it to Mo.
It seemed to me Cano was being a bit more patient this year and getting into better hitting counts. The numbers bear this out.. So far his p/pa is 3.22 in 2006. In 2005 it was 3.02.
Mo already up in the pen. Good idea Joe.
K. Not sure why Posada didn’t go for the K high and in, though.
K by Kyle! 2 more please.
Ball four! Thats the Farnsworth that I know!
4 pitch walk. Ugh. Here comes Joe and here comes Mo.
Horrible. 4 pitch walk. Pitch 3 looked like he dropped down a bit. His mechanics aren’t that consistent.
Well, whatever happens, I can’t bitch about Torre’s moves tonight.
Mo. Now that is how it’s done.
DP! Sweet! 4 pitches to get out of the 8th.
That was predictable.
He coulda pulled Wright earlier, that’s for sure.
An insurance run would be nice. Let’s go Johnny.
Yeah, that’s true. But you have to give Wright some sort of chance, at 7 mil. a year.
Ugh. Jeter bunts. Two words that bring pain to my heart.
Thunderstorms in the area, and it’s f–king up the satellite feed on my Television. Damn.
I love it when Jeter bunts. I wish he’d do it more often. Like every time he comes up.
Actually, its at least defensible in this situation.
Sheff hangin’ tough
12 pitches and counting..
At least he made him work….
Unlucky number 13. Shit
Now comes the time when Rodriguez does, uh, nothing.
A-Rod out. And that’s why we hate that Jeter bunt.
Damon stranded at third. Hope that doesn’t come back to haunt us.
With Rivera on the mound I wouldn’t worry too much WE.
Ugh. Shoulda been a k. Now it’s an infield hit. Nice try by Mo though.
Yeah! Lets go Mauer!
Where was that?!?
Just out of curiosity, when was the last time Rivera gave up a homer?
And now 3-2. Come on Mo!
Don’t you walk Hunter for a force at home and to set up the dp? Not crazy about this…
Lets see how future Yankee Tori Hunter does here…
Come on Mo. High and in off the plate here.
Damn. It came back to haunt us.
Awful. Yanks done in by a couple of cheap turf hits by Castillo.
oh no mo.
YEAH! Morneau! TWINS WIN!
Papelbon > Rivera
That was disappointing.
Nick_YF just called me from a local sports’ bar to say—“Awful.”
hey now…not just turf hits. johny “d” and matsui helped out.
Easy Hudson, let’s not get crazy here.
Nice to see some other Sox fans enjoying this. Mo blew that one, huh?
Wang vs Radke, tomorrow at 4. Let’s hope we can salvage.
Papelbon=zero blown saves
Foulke=zero blown saves
Rivera=1! (and counting)
Alwasys a great thing when it works out like that. Torre going to him for five outs because of how awful the latest Brave castoff is, and the season is only two weks old.
I repeat, Papelbon > Rivera (in ’06)
Yankees = cellar dwellers
FWIW however, that last pitch should have never been hit. It was on the hands and up.
Not to mention, the game was really lost when Matsui went to third instead of second to prevent the winning run from being in scoring position.
Red Sox – 1st place
Yankees – last place.
Oh Hudson. That’s like saying Curt Schilling is a greater pitcher than Randy johnson…it’s just not true…no matter what Curt Schilling says about that.
Man, Sox fans come out of the woodwork like cockroaches around here after a Yankee loss.
Yes it it Walein, and you know it.
Man we should have won that.
Career, no. Now, yep.
Brad has a good point there. I thought the same thing.
WE: I’ve been here all along.
Ummm…Brad…it isn’t true.
In the spirit of unity, I say both to Yankee and Red Sox fans (and Blue Jays fans, who lost today to, as if they’re going to be any better than third).
Today was a sucky day for both of us, let’s just call it a mulligan, shall we? Let’s both pretend that today just didn’t happen.
I know matty.I wasn’t thinking of you.
I’m for that, Hunter. Tomorrow I’ll rip on y’all for losing a three in a row…
walein, If Mauer was still at first, he doesn’t score on Morneau’s single, and it’s tied. They would have had a chance to get out of the inning at 5-5. Anyway, it doesn’t matter now.
Okay Walein, We’ll agree to disagree, but neither are as good as Beckett right now. Choosing between the two is like choosing between getting hit by a truck or shot in the head. Both are going to suck.
I have to laugh. My neighbor, who’s a Twins fan just called. I’m taking a beatin’.
G’Night guys… Better luck all around tomorrow. And of course, by all around I mean in Boston.
Guess I’ll go to bed and lick my wounds.
walein, just for the record, I agreed with Brad on the Matsui should have thrown to second, not the Paps is better than Mo comment. Little too early to throw out THAT statement.
5 for 5 in save opportunities
6 strikeouts, 2 hits
1 for 2 in save opportunities
3 strikeouts, 5 hits
Were all of 11 games into the season.
If we can go by this does that mean that Chris Shelton, of the Tigers, who’s hitting .467, with 5 2B, 3 3B, 7 HR, and 15 RBIs is a better player than Manny Ramirez, who’s hitting .205, with NO extra base hits of any kind, and 2 RBIs?
You would be wise to wait until at least the All Star break to start throwing out wild declarations that this player is better than that player, etc. It’s a long season Hudson.
Yes, for once I’m going to have to agree with WE. Mo is proven, and as much as I adore Pap and think he’s the best man for the job right now, you can’t just say he’s better than Mo. At this moment, he’s better, but WE (gasp!) brings up a good point with the Manny/Shelton comparison. We just don’t know yet. But I must say, it was very nice to wake up this morning and see that Yanks-Twins score, especially after how badly the Sox played yesterday.
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