Yeah, Me Neither: Yanks-A’s Rubber Gamer

Chad Gaudin faces Brett Anderson as the Yanks look for the series win against Oakland. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .330
J. Damon lf .283
M. Teixeira 1b .283
A. Rodriguez 3b .257
H. Matsui dh .269
N. Swisher rf .242
R. Cano 2b .315
M. Cabrera cf .268
J. Molina c .253
C. Gaudin 5.40
 
Oakland
A. Kennedy 3b .282
R. Davis cf .293
M. Ellis 2b .279
K. Suzuki dh .277
R. Sweeney lf .274
L. Powell c .253
J. Cust rf .226
T. Everidge 1b .237
C. Pennington ss .283
B. Anderson 4.55

139 comments… add one

  • Um…I’m so confused. No matter.
    1-0 YANKEES!!!!
    To recap:
    Jeter singles and steals 2nd
    Johnny moves him to 3rd
    Tex hits him in…1-0 with 2 outs
    ARod is up. About to K again.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • Linepus? What the bleep is a linepus, ag?
    That’s the kind of typo that can put your team into a deep slide.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • ARod just looks awful at the plate…awful. Cannot do anything. Hasn’t hit a HR since 2007. Maybe he is saving his swings for Fenway and the MONSTAHHHHHH???

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • Well…let’s see what Chad has for us tonight…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • linepus reads better for some reason tonight.

    attackgerbil August 19, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Had him 0-2…single. lame.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Does Chad Gaudin look as scary in person as he looks in the Gameday picture?

    rootbeerfloat August 19, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Correct me if I’m wrong but I think Derek Jeter now has 11 hits in his last 13 ABs (in addition to batting over .500 over this long roadtrip). Dude is hot.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • 4 pitch walk…1st and 2nd, no outs. GET HIM OUT OF THE GAME!!! THIS GUY SUCKS WORSE THAN MEE-tre!!!! At least MEE-tre throws strikes the other team can crush…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • If by scary you mean sucky RBF? Then yes, yes he does…
    5 straight balls…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • HE THREW A STRIKE!!!! YEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • GOT AN OUT!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • 1st and 3rd, 1 out…about to have a tie game folks. This scrub is as bad as MEE-tre…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • K…2 outs. ONE MORE MEATHEAD!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • K! he’s gonna make a lot of ulcers pop up on krueg tonight.mine too.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • 26 pitch 1st inning for Gaudin…no runs though

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • We need to put up a 10-spot on these fools Fiddy…so I can get some sleep!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Twinkies take the lead, Sox back in the hunt (if the season ended today with the Twins and Rangers in the sixth inning, so, uh, oh well).

    SF August 19, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Nice to see we still can’t f-cking hit…christ.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • I guess he lasts 5 tops with no disaster,and we keeping adding runs. Joe can put Hughes or someone that challenges guys then.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Back in the hunt SF? When were you guys OUT of the hunt??? You’re going to sweep us this weekend and it’s going to be brutal in September when you guys are playing junior college teams at home and we are playing the entire month on the road against alien all-star teams…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning. Not cool. Chad is good for AT LEAST 5 runs tonight…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • Tonight we look like Seattle: The whole lineup anchored on a guy that CAN hit (Jeter/Suzuki),with sparse hits around the game. Hope the Yanks prove me wrong badly. Not this inning. Sh—-t

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • Seriously SF – what has changed since you were on me and John-YF for refusing to count you guys out yet???

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • K

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • No one counts Boston out. We just hope a lot you guys miss the playoffs. It’s worse(better for us) when you ALMOST get there and is cut out of post season for .5 or 1 GB. :)

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • walk

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • I hope they make it and we play in the ALCS.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • And Gaudin throws again some 300 pitches for a guys that ends up on base. Krueg,maybe he lasts 4 INN tonight. o.O

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 10:41 pm
  • K

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:41 pm
  • Cust walks. Incidentally, he was all over the Mitchell Report earlier this week and – specifically – the lack of any Sox being named despite the Manny/Ortiz revelations since (implying that it had to do with Mitchell’s affiliation with the Sox). But enough of that – Gaudin escapes again…let’s go Yanks!

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • K…nice inning. That will work, huh Fiddy???
    SCORE SOME RUNS!!! NOW!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Funny look on the Hinskie lookalike rook Everidge’s face when called out. And with this K,I will quit trying to guess how long he lasts. RUNS,BOYS!!

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 10:44 pm
  • The wife and I are discussing the poll question on the YES feed…we think Molina. He’s the best backup catcher in the league. If not him, Jerry.
    That was a BS call. No hits. No runs. No chance. We suck.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Yet another 1-2-3 inning for the Bronx Losers. This is ridiculous!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Nice running grab by Johnny in the cavernous foul ground in this garbage stadium…1 out.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • K! NICE! 2 outs 5 K’s already…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • 3 solid innings for Chad…awesome.
    Runs? Please? Pretty please???

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Leadoff single for Johnny…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Pretty please indeed.Looks like the Yanks are re-learning to hit while the game goes on,so in their 3rd-4th AB they might start something. Who played there thurs?Raiders? And what’s the poll,krueg,I missed it here.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Teixeira clobbered that ball. Beautiful.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • TEX GOES YARD!!!! 3-0!!!! SCIENCE BE PRAISED!!!!
    31 HR’s 89 RBI’s…MVP, MVP, MVP!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Come on ARod…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Teix monster!! Got all of that one. RUNS BABY!!yeah

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • The poll was:
    Who is the most valuable bench player?
    Molina
    Hinskie
    Jerry
    Pena
    ARod is just TERRIBLE!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH HIM??? Does he have sand in his vagina I wonder???

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Pull A-Rod. Seriously.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • HAHAHA,krueg,maybe!
    And for the poll,I like a lot Jerry,for being able to play almost anywhere and offensively,Hinskie not really bad at all,but Moe-leena is very reliable to get in HIP HIP’s place. Vote for Molina.Talking about Molina made me want a tequila,wish I had some,”sigh”

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • A-Rod is sucking, but on the bright side,Chad is one-hitting the A’s!!! Incredible. He’s gonna pitch a five inning one hit shutout! Maybe

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • Nice job Gaudin – no panicky (Mitre-like) throw to get the lead runner at second. Just get the sure out at first and go after Cust.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • Crazy 3-0 pitch in the firt right there. We might be on the verge of a meltdown…come on Chad – one more…

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • Jeter positioned right – end of inning. Whew.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Man,Gaudin is gonna win this thing? Good job all the way,except for the pitch count,he was edging too much,high,low and lateral-wise.Work on control some more and it’ll look way better.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Gaudin is looking pretty good…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • I cannot understand why he wasn’t bunting there…I mean, are you f-cking kidding me? Was there any doubt the DP was coming? Unreal.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Moe!! Erasing a hard fought walk like that! PLease!

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Another hit for Jeter…I wish we had a team full of Jeter’s.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • We’re only up by 3 in the 5th guys.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • Who wouldn’t krueg, he’s a one man class. Boys should watch films of him playing and learn to do the same.I love the batting stance, the ability to hit opposite field. And him being a lifetime Yankee.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • Come on Teix – drive in a couple more…

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • If I were the A’s I’d seriously consider walking the bases loaded for A-Rod.
    Teix goes 0-2 though…

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Tex labeled that one…the dude in center is a vacuum. F-ck.
    Good point IH, we NEED MORE RUNS!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Davis an animal on CF. Tex had it!!Kudos Davis

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Unlucky there – Teix hit that well.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • I guess he was runnning back for the Packers…no,no,I’m joking.He reminds me a lot of a GB RB, just can’t grab the name.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • How bad does the Oakland Coliseum CF look? It’s like a freaking worn-down grass parking lot.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • I am so tired…I’m going to bed about 9pm tomorrow.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • Man,4 walks to match 5 K’s,edgy! Holy Canolli,come on Gaudin. You can win this baby!!

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • It looks like Memphis rednecks lawn…minus the washer, dryer, fridge and rusted out car of course.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Leadoff walk. I want a TIGHT leash here…our entire bullpen hasn’t thrown in 2 days other than Robertson for one inning and we have tomorrow off. Oh yeah – AND WE NEED THIS GAME to avoid serious embarassment and negative momentum.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Great image kg – maybe they can wheel a rusty dishwasher out there later in the game.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • One away. If one more gets on the pen should get active fast. Seriously.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • Damn. It was a tough play but we should have had it. Pen! Warming ! Now! Seriously! SERIOUSLY!

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:34 pm
  • It’s nearly all the grass,IH, there was football thursday. Looks terrible to play,cause you never know where it’s gonna bounce. Not a very good throw by Jeter there.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:34 pm
  • Cano f-cks it up and now Chad is in big, big trouble…nice job robbie.
    Walks the bases loaded. Bullpen time. Nice job Gaudin. Couldn’t ask for more I think.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:35 pm
  • Exactly what are we saving our best-in-the-league-since-June-1 pen for? It’s 3-0 with the go-ahead on deck!!!!

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:35 pm
  • Gaudin pissed but he can’t think walking the bases loaded on 4 pitches with only a 3-run lead could be excused. Come on Ace…

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Aceves in,keep it close boy,you HEAR?

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • ACE IS AN ANIMAL!!!! DP!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • Tough spot to come into and Ace has been shaky of late. Come on big guy.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:39 pm
  • Couldn’t have asked for better. For 90% of this season Ace has been The Cleaner…The Wolf from Pulp Fiction…The Fixer…bigger attitude than skills, but it works for him. Whew.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:41 pm
  • ARod is in an ARod-like slump…I mean, seriously dude? If you are hurt, DON’T PLAY!!!! REST IDIOT!!!
    Too much dry humping with Kate I think.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:41 pm
  • Great reference IH…best movie of all time.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:42 pm
  • ARod is back to being a blackhole that sucks the life out of out lineup…sad but true.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:43 pm
  • A-Rod should be napping in Madonna’s arms right now. The guy needs a blow Joe – come on! It’s one thing I haven’t understood with Joe this year – his management of A-Rod’s playing time has been atrocious (in the midst of lots of other good managing in my view).

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:43 pm
  • 1-2-3. I’m running out of insults.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:44 pm
  • Cleans the house!Helluva job Ace!!

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:44 pm
  • The guy is struggling…SIT HIS ASS DOWN!!! He should sit Friday in BAWH-sten, but he won’t….

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:45 pm
  • Tx kg – one of my favorites, though of Tarantino’s films I like True Romance the best (though I think he only wrote and didn’t direct that but need to verify…).

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:45 pm
  • F-ck.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:49 pm
  • You are correct IH…he wrote it, didn’t direct it. Great movie too. Cannot wait for his new one!!! WWII movie? By Tarantino??? Almost too good to be true…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:50 pm
  • That ball exited the stratosphere before clearing the wall. 2-run lead is pretty slim…

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:50 pm
  • True,IH,he had no prestige yet and handed it to Tony Scott.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • I don’t know. I’ve gotten a little tired of Tarantino’s schtick. One of the reasons I so like TR is that the snappy dialogue, quirky characters, and I’m-embarassed-to-laugh-at-what-just-happened moments were all really fresh.
    Though I do love listening to the straight-laced John Flaherty stumble every time he has to read the promo and say “Inglorious Bastards” with claerly apparent discomfort.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • I really just want this f-cking series to be over with. They have mailed it in. Sitting on a lead leads to loses. I cannot believe I stayed up again for this pathetic display of hitting…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:56 pm
  • How about Four Rooms? He directed part of it…excellent flick.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 11:57 pm
  • “That ball exited the stratosphere before clearing the wall”
    Maybe that’s why I saw some fire like thing falling down,it was re-entering earth.
    About Tarantino,I’m a huge fan as well, he actually sold to Scott the screenplay and Scott wanted to direct Reservoir Dogs too. Quentin said,not that baby,no. And became the guy we know!Crazy old,great Tarantino.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 19, 2009, 11:57 pm
  • Cano just swung at a ball that was almost above eye-level and then another that bounced in the dirt. The greatly-improved plate discipline he came into the season with seems to have gone the way of David Ortiz’s credibility.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 11:57 pm
  • And had a small part on From Dusk Till Dawn.Watched again this week,and Salma Hayek,was she steaming white hot then!! Of course she is still but d-mn!!

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:00 am
  • Oh I haven’t seen Four Rooms – I definitely will look it up.
    Pitt’s Floyd character in TR is brilliant – the juxtaposition of his krueg-like baked-out friendliness interacting with the gun-toting hitmen was simply brilliant. (Sorry krueg – meant as a compliment…really)

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:02 am
  • One more out Ace and you share player-of-the-game with Gaudin…

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:04 am
  • No offense taken…I resemble that remark! :) Nice on the Ortiz zinger too!!!
    You HAVE to see Four Rooms. Very cool movie. Back me up Fiddy?

    krueg's ghost August 20, 2009, 12:04 am
  • that was close…

    krueg's ghost August 20, 2009, 12:05 am
  • On the flipside, one swing here could put me in a very different mood…

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:05 am
  • Aceves is skirting serious danger here. Ellis making some good contact.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:06 am
  • This is a joke. They are going to blow this f-cking game and crawl into Boston and get ass-pounded. F-CK! I WOULD KILL MYSELF AGAIN BUT I’M ALREADY DEAD!!!
    Not to mention I’m going to have to stay up for another hour.

    krueg's ghost August 20, 2009, 12:07 am
  • 1-run lead. This game is very very far from over Yankees – don’t mentally pack your bags just yet (except you A-Rod…you should be allowed to pack you bags literally and get some rest).

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:08 am
  • Um…Joe? TAKE HIM OUT OF THE F-CKING GAME!!! NOW!!!

    krueg's ghost August 20, 2009, 12:08 am
  • Coke time.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:10 am
  • Don’t remember watching four rooms man, not by name. Will search here in imdb see if rings a bell. :/

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:10 am
  • Watching the rest of this sh-tfest in bed boys…see you all on Saturday, going out for the game Friday night. Hopefully I don’t have to knock out any buck-toothed, inbred Southern SF’s!!!
    GO YANKEES!!!

    krueg's ghost August 20, 2009, 12:10 am
  • YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT TOO FIDDY!!!! Wow, you guys are in for a treat. I wish I could watch it again for the first time…
    I’m out.

    krueg's ghost August 20, 2009, 12:11 am
  • The guys in our pen have sometimes given up runs when left in for a while but I’d really like to run the stats on how they’ve done when coming into RISP situations. It’s been remarkable.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:13 am
  • Yeah,krueg,great movie indeed.It’s filmed in segments, Quentin’s one is…Tarantinesque.Get it,IH. Luck for us Friday then man. Night.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:14 am
  • See ya kg – thanks for the movie-rec.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:15 am
  • Oh, and the game,Coke does good (only in the Yankees bullpen,kids,please!) Nice outing by Anderson,could have almost win.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:17 am
  • While Hughes-Mo is comforting, at least one insurance run sure would be nice.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:18 am
  • Davis in CF is starting to really piss me off.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:19 am
  • Sure would,but it’s gotta be Tex, next up…you know.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:20 am
  • That was really a high ball. Man.
    Ok Hughes…

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:21 am
  • Davis sometimes goes all the way to LF, mostly LF, and embarasses the poor left fielder,he’s got speed!

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:21 am
  • My 3-year old just wet her bed. I went to clean it and her up and returned to see the Yankees in the middle of doing the same. What the hell is going on.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:32 am
  • Massive dp there. One more Hughes and it’s Mo-time…

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:34 am
  • Huuuuge DP baby,erases RISP! at least on defense A-Rod is clutch!! And Hughes must have sprung another ulcer on krueg by now. 8th over!!

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:35 am
  • Phew. The A’s are certainly making the Yankees work for this series win. And the Yanks – especially their bats – seem to be willing to do just the bare minimum.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:35 am
  • Man these Yankee bats can’t seem to get off the west coast fast enough. We’re lucky we’re playing such a bad team right now.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:39 am
  • Yeah,thank God it’s not the Angels or Rangers.Let´s go back east,MO!!

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:41 am
  • And Swish flies out to Davis, because he hadn’t yet reached his quota of 22 outs.
    We need a sharp Mo, despite the fact that he hasn’t pitched in almost a week.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:41 am
  • A-Rod manages to catch a pop-up. 2 more…

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:43 am
  • 2 away.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:45 am
  • Yankees win!! Close sonofabi-ch this one. Man!! But it’s in the bag,let’s go back east.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:47 am
  • Game, series,GET ON THE PLANE NOW (and try not to hurt yourselves boarding).
    We go into Boston with a .5-game larger lead then we had after sweeping them and heading out on this roadtrip.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:49 am
  • And hopefully get out of the series with a 8.0,7.0 lead? Is that too much to ask? Rest well boys,good job in the west(overall). And out I go, see ya guys,IH.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 20, 2009, 12:54 am
  • See you MF

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 12:57 am
  • Greinke, Halladay, and Beckett all lost their starts this week…CC edges up a notch in the AL Cy Young competition. Sunday’s Beck-Cc matchup will be fun. Hope it lives up to its potential.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 1:22 am
  • Man that was close but I’ll take it…5-2 west coast trip is solid.
    Now. Yankees vs Sox again. BRING IT YANKEES!!!

    krueg's ghost August 20, 2009, 9:23 am
  • It is very exciting for me to envision a series in which the first two games are started by Penny and Tazawa.
    Kill me now.

    SF August 20, 2009, 10:21 am
  • Iget that SF – I do. At the same time, the Yank bats have been bizarre lately. Jeter and Teix are great. Damon OK. Melky, Cano, A-Rod, Posada, and Swisher are all slumping. We just got shut down by Brett Tomko and held to 3 runs by Brett Anderson and the last-place A’s pen. If the Yankee offense that is leading the league in multiple stat categories shows up, then Penny and Tazawa especially could be in trouble. If the offense that showed up the last 4 games shows up, the Yanks will be in trouble.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 3:06 pm
  • I get that SF – I do. At the same time, the Yank bats have been bizarre lately. Jeter and Teix are great (Jeter has been sort of insanely good lately). Damon OK. Melky, Cano, A-Rod, Posada, and Swisher are all slumping, some sverely. We just got shut down by Brett Tomko and held to 3 runs by Anderson and the last-place A’s pen. If the Yankee offense that is leading the league in multiple stat categories shows up, then Penny and Tazawa especially could be in trouble. If the offense that played the last 4 games shows up, the Yanks will be in trouble. But yeah – I’d obviously rather be us than you guys right now.

    IronHorse August 20, 2009, 3:44 pm
  • “It is very exciting for me to envision a series in which the first two games are started by Penny and Tazawa.”
    Well, it could be worse, Smoltz could be in there – although Dave Cameron at fangraphs says the sox blundered and only looked at ERA and didn’t give him a good enough chance.

    dw (sf) August 20, 2009, 4:10 pm

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