4 Innings and a Trail of Tears: O’s-Yanks Gamer II

After three games, the Yanks are 1-2 and have not had a pitcher extend beyond four innings. In his story today, it took NYT beat writer Tyler Kepner all of 1 paragraph to bring up wunderkind Phil Hughes, who earned himself a win last night in Scranton with 5 innings of 2 hit ball in which he struck out 6. It’s nice that Hughes had a good start; it’s not a good sign that he’s become a focus already. This afternoon, Kei Igawa will hopefully put concerns aside with a strong outting, following the brilliant work of his countryman in KC. (See, we can be generous, SFs.) Igawa improved with each start during spring training; he’ll need to continue on that trajectory now, keeping command of his pitches before a big crowd at the stadium, with the team skidding. On offense, the Yanks have squandered countless opportunities over the last two games, leaving more than 20 runners on base. The fact that so many have failed to deliver—including the Captain—is probably the only thing that’s keeping the crowd from fully turning on Alex, who has stranded runners in key late-inning situations in consecutive games. Hopefully things turn around today, and it looks like Sexy Calves Damon may be back in the lineup to help. Comment here on all the action.

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  • Well, Damon’s not starting. Good though, Torre is batting Cano leadoff against a righty. He understands!

    Andrew April 7, 2007, 12:50 pm
  • I think both teams are going to be fine, when the wash cycle is over, these two just have too much talent on both sides of the ball to not stand alone, in each other faces, ready to settle it once again. NY pitching issues, I don’t think, are going to go away, and I don’t think Boston’s back of the order problems are either, but I think both teams have enough manpower (Boston rotation, and NY sticks) to overcome some of the problems.
    No need for any of us to worry yet about anything. Wang will come back to help NY in some way, and Ortiz and Manny are bound to get on track.
    Anyhow, that’s my take. As long as Pettitte and Moose stay off the DL, and Varitek and Crisp start hitting the ball, things are going to be fine. If not, well, it’s not like we didn’t all predict it for the other team!

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:02 pm
  • Kind words from Brad on the Wanger: must be something in the air!
    Igawa sporting the shades starts things off with a ball on roberts!

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:09 pm
  • Roberts fly to deep right center on 2-1. Pitching behind is going to be a problem, if it comes to that.
    Starts Mora with a ball….

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:11 pm
  • The truth is that Brad and I project the same stats for the Wanger, which makes our debate all the more comical and confusing.

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 1:13 pm
  • YF, I’ve never said bad things about Wang. I’ve said I don’t think he’s a 19 game winner or an ace in the making. Take that how you want, but I don’t consider it bad. He’s a good pitcher.
    Nice, Markakis.
    I’m thinking that with nothing to do, I’ll troll you guys’ board today. Of course, with the Orc going against Texas today, it will most likely come back to me.
    Nice Markakis….

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:14 pm
  • homer to Markakis. Not good.

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 1:14 pm
  • And Mora with the short fly to left on 1-0. Cookin’!
    On comes Markakis, who’s doen 0-2 quickly, and then holds on the high strike and the slider in the dirt. Smart pitching from Igawa there, who misses just low on 2-2 to go full, and Markakis then puts a high fastball over the leftfield wall for a dinger. Looked like a fly off the bat. Ugh. 1-0 O’s.
    Tejada ends it with a 1-pitch grounder to short, bobbled by Jeets, who recovers to make the play.
    All told, a decent first inning. Markakis has a nice eye and a good bat.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:15 pm
  • Oh Nick, our debate has less to do with my belief that Wang was the outlier last year, and more to with your refusal to offer praise to Beckett. Which, is undoubtedly coming back to you this year….

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:17 pm
  • Cano flies to center on 1-0. 1 down. Here’s the captain.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:18 pm
  • edit:
    your refusal to offer praise to
    should be:

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:19 pm
  • trachsel starts jetes with 3 curves on the outside, and the 4th high strike gets lined out to center. damn. good swing.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:19 pm
  • trachsel dealing more junk than sanford and son, but it’s working. the curves and changes are keeping the boys off balance.
    abreu walks. here’s alex.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • alex needs a nice game. Trachsel seems to be the perfect offering for him.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:23 pm
  • “let’s go a-rod” chants the yankee crowd.
    alex also getting the outside curve treatment, 1-1, then a “fastball” off the plate in, 2-1.
    GONE! trachsel leaves one right down the middle and alex launches it over the left field fence. 2-1 yanks.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:25 pm
  • Man, maybe I should get a lottery ticket today?
    Enough ot that line of thinking for me today!

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:25 pm
  • That was a bomb.

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 1:26 pm
  • Corey Patterson has wheels. I think he got him at the same store as Carl Crawford.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • brad called it. if trachsel leaves pitches over the plate like that he’s gonna get killed. jeter got a pretty good swing on him, too. he can’t pitch to the yankees from behind in the count.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • nice shot. I’ve liked A-Rod’s swings in the early going so far, even with the two late inning failures.

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 1:29 pm
  • What a stat-padder.

    Andrew April 7, 2007, 1:29 pm
  • igawa to huff:
    fastball for a strike
    curve for a strike
    high fastball blooped into right center

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:30 pm
  • 0-2 blooper over SS for Huff. Shit.

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 1:30 pm
  • excuse me. huff’s bloop was to left center, and millar follows with a line single in the same direction. o’s set up at first and second with no outs.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:31 pm
  • patterson:
    fastball inside. not bunting. 1-0
    crazy curve and patterson flails. 1-1
    foul pop. 1-2
    bloop single to right on a high one.
    bases loaded now with none out.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:34 pm
  • me spell good.
    Millar with the boos…hahaha. That’s funny.
    Kei is cleary not the “kei” to this rotations so far…

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:35 pm
  • gomez:
    ball in the dirt, blocked by jorge, 1-0
    strike, 1-1
    curve high, 2-1
    high fastball popped to minky. 1 down. runners hold.
    that was a ball.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:36 pm
  • Can anyone think of a worse back end to a lineup in the AL than Chris Gomez and Alberto Castillo? If Igawa can’t get out of this one he shouldn’t be in the majors.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • Will he escape this cage this vaunted Oriole offense has him in? I man, come on, it’s the Orioles! A-Rod, Giambi, Jeter, and Cano v. Markakis, Millar, Patterson, and Castillo?
    hahah. I kid, YF.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • crazy-assed closed stance here from castilla
    strike at the knees, 0-1
    ball high (looked good here), 1-1
    big swing on the fastball, 1-2
    slider low fouled off, 1-2
    k’s on the high heat on high heat, 2 outs

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • jesus, let it hit you, man!

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:39 pm
  • roberts, gets a 3-1 pitch. takes it low. run walked in. this is the igawa from spring training.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:41 pm
  • Everyone look! A major league hitter!

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 1:41 pm
  • Hey matty, I’m glad to see you continue your denigration of bad hitters. You really destroyed Kansas City when Matsuzaka was pitching to them.

    Andrew April 7, 2007, 1:42 pm
  • Pop fly double scores three. Nice.

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 1:43 pm
  • More hijinx. Bloop into no-man’s land in right plates 2, abreu has mora hung up, and jeter drops the throw, allowing roberts to score, and mora is safe at 2nd. can’t believe this has become a 4 run inning.
    another huge hole for the offense courtesy lousy pitching and sloppy defense.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:44 pm
  • man, I give up on this season.

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 1:44 pm
  • jesus, let it hit you, man!
    eh, nevemind, the walk is just as good.
    wow, jeter lost his gold glove this offseason. that’s the luckiest three run shot I’ve ever seen. Was that a glimpse of the Philly Abreu showing his desire to put the wheels on?

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:44 pm
  • It strikes me that Igawa and Matsuzaka have the same problem, which is they both tend to get their fastballs up in the zone. Matsuzaka can probably get away with it more than Igawa due to his many changes in speed.
    Is anyone actually watching this game? Its blacked out on my extra innings (reason 7,412 that Fox can suck my %&#$&%^$#).

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 1:45 pm
  • wow…
    the boos are in full force.
    Minky saves the run for him there with that stab..

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:45 pm
  • And now igawa, muffs a comebacker from Markakis, and Minky dives to save a horrendous throw and keep mora from scoring.
    not a lot of hard hit balls this inning. but you cant walk guys and then throw the ball all over the place. ugly. crowd definitely not pleased, and hard to blame ’em.
    igawa’s pitch count soaring.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:46 pm
  • And the streak goes on…..

    Anonymous April 7, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • Irritating thing is, NY could easily pound out 5 or 6 more runs before Trachsel gets pulled.
    Tejada, killing my fantasy team…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 1:48 pm
  • Andrew: the Royals hitters aren’t all terrible. They’re lineup isn’t any worse than the O’s, I don’t think. Or if it is, then its close. They have a ton of good young talent in KC. An exciting team to watch. And they killed Schilling.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 1:48 pm
  • tejada flies to right, ends the bloodshed.
    the thing is, this is still a game with trachsel out there.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:49 pm
  • I agree with Desturbd1. Trachsel sucks. This game isn’t over by a long shot.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 1:50 pm
  • So I think Hughes will be with the big club by May 1. Anyone want to take on that bet?

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 1:50 pm
  • not for nothing, but Jeter got the hometown scoring bias on that play that he booted at second. He sould have been charged with the error, or at the very least, Abreu should’ve.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:50 pm
  • matsui out 2-3 on the nubber.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:50 pm
  • Are the Yanks supposed to score 7 runs every game? The starting pitching has been dreadful, and the D is a joke.

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 1:51 pm
  • d1 and i on the same page. hope we’re right.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:51 pm
  • Jorge k’s looking.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • Yeah Nick, we’ve noticed that.

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • Castillo throws the ball back to the hill unusually hard…

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • Minky down 4-3.
    Okay. Let’s see if Igawa can recover here.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • We need Igawa to at least log some innings, if nothing else.

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 1:55 pm
  • I’d let the weather warm up a bit before going into full-on panic mode. Mussina and Pettitte are old and Igawa’s mostly used to warmish temperatures; so was Matsuzaka but…he’s no Matsuzaka ;). Of course, the way things are going the bullpen’s not going to make it out of May intact, so someone better step up pretty quick and give the boys a rest…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 1:56 pm
  • When I get angry I state the obvious!

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 1:56 pm
  • Huff flies to center on a ball out of the zone. He also swung at a pitch out of the zone at 1-0.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:56 pm
  • Looooong fly to left there.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:58 pm
  • Uh Nick, I was agreeing with you. Easy does it.

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 1:59 pm
  • He needs a easy inning here, after approaching forty in the last set.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 1:59 pm
  • Pegs Patterson in the shoulder–on 0-2. Terrible.

    YF April 7, 2007, 1:59 pm
  • 0-2 HBP…eesh.

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 1:59 pm
  • put a fork in him

    Anonymous April 7, 2007, 2:02 pm
  • Is Patterson taking a big lead or was Igawa just really preoccupied with the runner? Should have focused more on the indomitable Chris Gomez…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • And now a single. 1st and third.
    All this after patterson was set up at 0-2 and then hbp.

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • Yeah, Mark Teahan (2 Ks in 3ABs)… What a terrible hitter.
    There’s two ways to look at this. Either the Rouals lineup was good enough to tag Schilling, or bad enough to score just one run against Beckett, who looked not so good.

    Paul SF April 7, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • so Igawa is probably not making it to the 5th. Is there a record for consecutive non-five inning starts?

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • Patterson has wheels.
    Kei makes me happy. Im sure it’s just a precursor emotion to how I’ll feel later when I may have to join YF’s in the back of the rotation angers.
    Yanks can’t keep going to the pen in the fourth inning wih a day off a week away.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 2:05 pm
  • Is Hughes coming up this Monday?

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 2:06 pm
  • Igawa with the dramatic K!

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 2:07 pm
  • Wow, this guy Castillo really sucks. He’s stranded five guys so far, and struck out both times. Yuck.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:07 pm
  • Castillo ks, god bless him. iggy made that a lot harder than it had to be.

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • I was going to ask that before, but decided it wouldn’t go over well. :)
    The Nationals, for what it’s worth, had a 6-inning start last night. (I was there) It ended up being a pretty poor 6 innings, but it was 6. I’d venture a guess that NY is the only team left right now to not have somebody make it through the 5th, but I have no idea how to find out the record.

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • Funny how Castillo looked so good in spring training. Just goes to show…

    Paul SF April 7, 2007, 2:09 pm
  • I think the White Sox have actually been worse.

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 2:09 pm
  • Paul,
    I thought Beckett in the cold did exactly what he had to do, which was not poung the fastball, but stuck with the breaking stuff even though he couldn’t get it across and keep them guessing. Also, some of his breakers were sick. He did what kept him out of trouble, and I’m sure on a warm day, like with Pettitte and Moose, that breaking stuff is going to be much better.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 2:09 pm
  • Paul – I’m guessing Castillo looked good in ST because he was coming into the games later, and thus playing against minor leaguers and guys who got cut.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:11 pm
  • cash is now on the horn with randy hendricks. they’re gonna have to print that check on tabloid-size paper to fit all the zeros.

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:11 pm
  • Paul! welcome back. looking forward to your recap.

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:13 pm
  • True, but one of Chicago’s starters got hit by a liner to knock him out before the 5th. But yeah, forgot about them…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:13 pm
  • On a warmer day, that’s probably gone. Both of our teams have lost some big HR’s in the past two day due to cold.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 2:13 pm
  • Question for anyone actually viewing this game: Is Trachsel actually looking good? He’s only given up one hit so far.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:13 pm
  • Is Trachsel dealing or are the Yanks throwing away outs ala Boston yesterday? I can’t watch this game on mlb.tv because of the lovely Washington DC blackout restrictions.

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:14 pm
  • He has got to stop bouncing pitches.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 2:15 pm
  • did iggy just walk roberts while i wasn’t looking. walking the leadoff man. iggy!
    stein: “i want my 25 million back!”

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:17 pm
  • Sheffield clubbed his first HR of the season off of Gil Meche to put Detroit up 1-0. Stupid Meche…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:18 pm
  • Mora dinger.
    When’s the next flight back to Hanshin?

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:18 pm
  • Anyone think Peter Abraham’s going to put up a snide, pointless story about how similar Matsuzaka and Igawa have been up to this point in the season?

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:19 pm
  • 80 pitches (and 7 runs) through 3 1/3 innings. How long is Torre going to leave him out there? He’s gotta come out after this ining, right?

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:20 pm
  • Dammit. Tejada has been so fricken bad so far this year…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:21 pm
  • Trachsel’s stuff is pretty good today. Not one hit good, but it’s okay. He’s an effective guy so far, but I’m sure this game is far from over. The Yankees are helping him out whenever possible though… swinging at bad ones, and watching good ones go by. He has them off balance, but A-Rod appears to be locked in on his junk.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 2:22 pm
  • With that walk its gotta be time for Igawa to take a walk.
    And it is…

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:22 pm
  • Disturbed…that’s funny….
    Peter Abraham’s blog makes me smile.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 2:23 pm
  • 4 pitch walk with 2 outs.
    iggy is such an iggy.
    7-2 after 3.5

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:23 pm
  • Whoops. Misled by gamecast there.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:25 pm
  • yeah, well, let’s see how dice does against the o’s!

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:25 pm
  • Sterling and “Georgie Girl” are cracking me up..”Igawa is pitching GREAT”..too much.

    Buffalohead April 7, 2007, 2:26 pm
  • Alex pounds the double to leftcenter. He’s crushing.

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:27 pm
  • Abraham will say something about A Rod not hitting a 7 run home run in the first…and then something about “flip-flopping.”
    Igawa is throwing an egg but there is NO WAY that Steve Traschel is a good pitcher.
    Wake up Yankee bats. This is wher we ‘re suppossed to pad all of our stats.

    walein April 7, 2007, 2:28 pm
  • So A-Rod’s 2/2 with the team’s only RBI, and their only hits. If New York loses this game, will the criticism be, “Sure, he performed. But only because New York never had a chance to win. No pressure when you know your team’s going to lose.”

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • we hate him, no wait, we love him, no, no, we hate him again. Oh Alex, we love you! oh, we hate you again. What day is it? Do we hate Alex today?

    Brad April 7, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • Is Matsui hurt or is Torre giving up?

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • Giambi walks and for some reason Matsui is out, Miggy in. With Damon, down, there’s no outfielders left. Fans chant “we want bernie.”
    Miggy pops to 2nd

    YF April 7, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • Whats wrong with Matsui? Has Igawa performance digraced Matsui as well?
    Theres the Steve Trachsel I know and don’t particularly care for.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • Igawa still in there wow!

    Anonymous April 7, 2007, 2:44 pm
  • this 1st week proves Sox will win AL east this year.

    Anonymous April 7, 2007, 2:47 pm
  • Technically, this first week proves the Rays will win the East this year…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 2:51 pm
  • I get the feeling that this error is going to come back to haunt the O’s…
    No, wait. Never mind.

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:55 pm
  • Gamecast says: Matsui left game due to an injured leg

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:56 pm
  • Steve Traschel aka Walter Johnson on methadone.

    walein April 7, 2007, 2:57 pm
  • “If New York loses this game, will the criticism be, “Sure, he performed. But only because New York never had a chance to win. No pressure when you know your team’s going to lose.”
    Yes. Obviously this is A-Rod’s fault.

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 2:58 pm
  • wherefore art thou YF?

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 2:58 pm
  • mattymatty,
    YF is hiding in the closet, afraid to come out.

    Anonymous April 7, 2007, 3:08 pm
  • I thought that might be the case, Anon, but I thought it best not to suggest it.
    I know one start isn’t the end of the world (though YFs might disagree with me), but what do the Yankees do now? Obviously Mussina and Pettittettittettittettitte aren’t going anywhere (nor should they), but do the Yanks need to bring some one up from the minors already?

    mattymatty April 7, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • Sorry folks. Was putting together my Igawa pinata daughter’s lunch. And now she needs some fresh air, so we’re off to the playground. wait. what’s that. the phone.
    “No mr. cashman, she’s only 14 months, i don’t think she can spot start tomorrow….”

    YF April 7, 2007, 3:27 pm
  • Uhh…you guys quit watching? Jason Giambi just hit a 3-run shot off Danys Baez after consecutive walks to A-Rod and Abreu in the bottom of the 8th; 7-6 Baltimore, 1 out, Johnny Damon up for Miguel Cairo. Lefty Jamie Walker in to try and stop the bleeding.
    I might break something if NY somehow gets out of this debacle with a win…it should NOT be hard for ANY bullpen to keep a team from scoring 4 runs in the final 2 innings of a game.

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 3:53 pm
  • Uggg lost my own game 7-0 then come home to mattymatty and his nonsensical comments, can this day get any better? Through in Matsui’s injury, Kei’s flop and I could going up to the roof soon….
    Deep breath it’s April 7th. It’s veryyyyyy difficult to pitch in the cold.

    Triskaidekaphobia April 7, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • Walker throws 3 straight balls to Damon and runs the count full. Damon fouls off the next two pitches before striking out swinging. 2 outs.
    Posada up. Goes after the first pitch and grounds out to third base. 7-6 Yanks, top of the ninth, and somehow this is a game. Yankee bullpen’s been fantastic, again.
    Bitter, Trisk? He hasn’t said anything bad…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 3:59 pm
  • Oh, and Trisk…are you missing stats in the fantasy league, too? Rich Hill and Ted Lilly both threw gems; I got credit for neither, despite the fact that my team’s page for those days says I should. This is upsetting.

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 4:01 pm
  • Wow. This is just creepy. Ray gets the first two, gives up a groundball single to Cano, walks Jeter, and hits Abreu. Guess who’s up with the bases juiced and two outs?

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • Wow. Cluthness at it’s finest.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • Ray starts him off with a ball, works the count to 1-2. And A-Rod comes through with a motherf*cking 1-2 walk-off grand slam. Let the lovefest begin. I’m gonna go throw up.

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • Heh…

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Nick gave me the blow by blow…and it was alot of screaming and happy profanities!

    walein April 7, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Tip of the cap to A-Rod…

    Rob April 7, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Yankees once again depending on that bottom of the ninth grand slam homerun that has never let them down in postseason.
    I love it.
    It’s a special moment here in the Bronx, a early April curtain call for the most hated player on the team.
    Alex redefining himself before our very eyes, when a nation of pinstripers felt the bitter loss being placed on his shoulders, again. Somewhere Boras is smiling to himself.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • That’s about as pathetic as it gets for the Orioles. Not sure they could have blown that game any more spectacularly if they’d tried.

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • WOO-HOO!!
    They said A-Rod wasn’t clutch? What now? Bottom of the ninth, two outs, walk-off grand slam! YES!
    O, mi corazon…

    d0ug YF April 7, 2007, 4:28 pm
  • 2 HOMERUNS, 6 RBI’S Today . Yankees Haters where are you at? BEAT THAT Manny and Ortiz..

    Jcee-Yf April 7, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • I love great things that hide disaster. Like a democratic vote in Iraq days before a US State of the Union, or a walk-off Grand slam homerun to hide the rest of the game, and give everyone hope..
    It’s special.
    Mr. Clutch coming through. Kay now tells us that if A-Rod hits in the clutch like that all year, the Yanks will be impossible to beat… Yes, maybe for Baltimore, that is the case.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 4:30 pm
  • C’mon, no need to try and sh*t on their parade. I actually expected Ray to either hit A-Rod or walk in the tying run, so this was just barely a surprise; good for him, I guess…
    Right now I’m more irritated by the fact that I would probably be in first or second place in our fantasy league if ESPN hadn’t inexplicably failed to count Ted Lilly and Rich Hill’s starts earlier this week. They better fricken fix that…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 4:35 pm
  • I love great things that hide disaster. Like a democratic vote in Iraq days before a US State of the Union, or a walk-off Grand slam homerun to hide the rest of the game, and give everyone hope..
    It’s special.
    Mr. Clutch coming through. Kay now tells us that if A-Rod hits in the clutch like that all year, the Yanks will be impossible to beat… Yes, maybe for Baltimore, that is the case.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • @Brad: Weak. Try again.
    “I love great things that hide disaster. Like a $100 million dollar Japanese wunderkind pitcher making a stellar 7-inning debut. If Daisuke pitches like this all year, the Sox offense won’t even need to start producing and they’ll be impossible to beat… yeah, maybe for KC, that is the case. teehee.”
    Maybe you could have tried something like, “If A-Rod were really clutch he would have hit the HR earlier, and not have waited until the bottom of the ninth to do it.”

    d0ug YF April 7, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • Brad,
    Why do you feel the need to belittle the nice Yank comeback?
    We know we’ve got problems. Why not let us enjoy the moment?

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • I’ve been stuck at work today, which didn’t really matter ’cause of the blackout. Looked like a painful game from the box score, despite the late heroics. Seven runs on eight hits in five innings for Kei? Oof..
    Now Matsui has a strained left hamstring?
    Thanks for the updates.

    attackgerbil April 7, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • Orioles still stink spending of gazillion of dollars this offseason.hahaha

    Jayee-fYf April 7, 2007, 4:39 pm
  • Redsox Offense got shutdown by scrub pitcher named Robinson Tejeda yesterday. I guess The will bring back Papa jack?

    Jaycee-Yf April 7, 2007, 4:41 pm
  • Brad reeks of bitterness, his own Sox and his own Mr. Clutch (x2) have so far failed to do anything. Therefore his own happiness is derived from Yankee failures. Maybe in his own mind the Yankees didn’t win, the A-Rod walkoff was just a dream, or a hoax.
    Such people are best left ignored.

    Andrew April 7, 2007, 4:43 pm
  • doug rocks.
    Clearly, if you ever came here less to gloat about a real, real bad game in which the most hated Yankee in all parts had a good game, you’d know that I’m just busting balls, and happen to be A-Rods biggest supporter around here. Well, maybe Trisk, but I’m close.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 4:44 pm
  • So to the other regulars…do the trolls always come out after a big/exciting win?

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 4:44 pm
  • I’m with Brad on this one. This game has disaester written all over it. Two outfielders are now hurt, Jeter’s foot can’t be right yet.
    There’s still time for Igawa, but that’s a rough go for the first time at the Stadium. Looks like Bruney, Myers, Vizcaino and Rivera were effective.

    attackgerbil April 7, 2007, 4:44 pm
  • So…Vizcaino the guy Torre runs into the ground this year; the 2007 Villone? He’s already thrown an inning in 3 of the first 4 games…

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • Brad reeks of bitterness, his own Sox and his own Mr. Clutch (x2) have so far failed to do anything. Therefore his own happiness is derived from Yankee failures. Maybe in his own mind the Yankees didn’t win, the A-Rod walkoff was just a dream, or a hoax.
    Such people are best left ignored.
    yes, that’s it Anderew. Ignore me while posting about me..
    Anyhow, I’m just busting balls. If you read earlier, I was all into this game, and even called an A-Rod jack.
    Jesus, the only thing that reeks of bitterness here is your (very weak) comparsion of A-Rod to Ortiz in a sentence that involves the word clutch, and two your anger at something that probably has a lot less to do with me busting balls, and more to do with the inability for anyone not, well anyone, able to get out of the fifth inning ont the Yankee staff.
    I’m just poking fun.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • I’m just saying, is all Andrew. You can ignore me now. heheh.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 4:51 pm
    we LOVE him……..

    dc April 7, 2007, 4:58 pm
  • d-1, wasn’t proctor the guy torre overused last year?
    brad, stop having fun at our expense…not nice

    dc April 7, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • dc, you forgot to add : TODAY!

    Brad April 7, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • And yes, it was Proctor. I’m just poking fun, dc. It was a pretty lid on a very ugly cup. Nice win.

    Brad April 7, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • …TODAY….
    brad, me too [having fun that is]….i can’t get too excited or bummed about 1 game…if this was football, as in 16 games, that’s entirely different math…

    dc April 7, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • I know Proctor was abused more, but I thought Villone got some of the same; his second half was pretty brutal. 43.2 innings before the break isn’t that bad, but it’s not great, either. I only said Villone because for some reason I had a brain cramp and thought Vizcaino was a lefty. Basically I’m an idiot.

    desturbd1 April 7, 2007, 5:10 pm
  • “Basically I’m an idiot.”
    …uh, no you’re not…without looking up the stats [gotta run to an easter obligation], my recollection, like yours, was that villone was used a lot in the 2nd half…the only reason i brought up proctor is that he tends to be the guy everyone references when they talk about joe’s use of the bullpen…

    dc April 7, 2007, 5:18 pm
  • Stupid freaking Orioles. Sigh.
    D1, this site seems to have attracted the trolls during the offserason, so this is really the first time gamers have taken place with the potential for trollism. Though the first-time posts we got here in this thread were pretty non-trollish.
    Anyway, I neglected to update my roster beofre going on vacation. Pleasantly surprised to see I’m only in fifth (expected lower). Maybe the screwups explain why.
    KC trip update coming tonight! (I’ll be typing it while I watch the Sox-Rangers, assuming it’s not sleeted/snowed out. It’s doing both where I live, and I’m further south than Arlington).

    Paul SF April 7, 2007, 6:09 pm
  • well, now yf’s don’t have to point to the ALDs of 04′ as the last time a-rod got a hit when it mattered. you’ve got april 7th of 07′ to beat the O’s. this “slot machine” has a flare for the impetus.

    sf rod April 7, 2007, 6:12 pm
  • Whatever, I wasn’t lashing out at you earlier in the thread. Just to clarify. I know it’s four hours later but I just noticed your comment. Must have been a miscommunication.
    sf rod, kind of bad timing on your part the other day to harp on A-Rod’s struggles, huh?

    Nick-YF April 7, 2007, 6:26 pm
  • Nick,
    It’s easy to misunderstand comments without seeing a person’s face, or hear their tone of voice, as I’m sure you know. Anyway, no problem Bud.

    Whatever April 7, 2007, 6:58 pm

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