Prime Time Pettitte: Yanks-Jays Gamer III

Game two of the current three game set against Toronto sees Andy Pettitte on the mound, who brings five consecutive quality starts in which he has given up nine runs in 34 and 1/3 innings.  Toronto counters with Shaun Marcum (2-2, 4.30, 1.10), whom the Yankess have yet to face this season.  In six appearances and four starts lifetime against New York, Marcum is 1-1 against the Bombers with a 7.23 ERA.

Pete Abraham reports that Joe Torre has announced Clemens’ first start is planned for Monday in Chicago against the White Sox.  That leaves the tentative starters for the Boston series as Wang, Moose, and Pettitte.

Line-ups in the extended.  Comment away.

Tonight, I have tickets to the AAA game in Portland as the Beavers face the Iowa Cubs.  Fortunately, I’ll be able to catch at least the first five innings or so.  Here’s hoping Andy has his stuff tonight.

More from Pete:

"In two years of covering this team, I have never seen what I am looking
at now. The Yankees are taking infield before a game, including throws
from the outfield."

New York Yankees
Damon, CF .265
Jeter, SS .355
Matsui, LF .278
Rodriguez, 3B .298
Posada, C .362
Giambi, DH .255
Abreu, RF .233
Mientkiewicz, 1B .224
Cano, 2B .254
Toronto Blue Jays
Rios, RF .302
Overbay, 1B .270
Wells, CF .267
Thomas, DH .223
Hill, 2B .277
Phillips, C .245
Clayton, SS .250
Lind, LF .219
McDonald, 3B .256
46 comments… add one
  • It’s getting late early.. *sniffles.

    Lar May 29, 2007, 6:54 pm
  • This must be the “Furniture” moving Sleepy was referring to.

    Triskaidekaphobia May 29, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • Wow, ARod isn’t even hitting 300 anymore. Hmmm.

    Lar May 29, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • lots of action on this gamer. anybody watch these games anymore?

    sam YF May 29, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • Blech- it is like the whole team turned into the slumping version of Roy Hobbs. He never got a hit. ever.

    Michael T May 29, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • I was going to go to a AAA game tonight, but got stuck home on Dr. duty. From the glimpses I was catching going into the game, I think I might be missing the better of the two options.
    Damon works a walk to lead off the Yankee sixth.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Jeter steps in. He takes inside at the belt. Damon gets checked back to the bag. The 1-0: Damon is running; Jeter pulls it foul up third. Jeter has a .343 average in 78 games at the Rogers Center Sky Dome. The 1-1 is a fly to right where Rios makes the catch for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • Matsui pops the first pitch back behind the screen. The 0-1 is a pitch-out; Damon may or may not have been going, he slipped on the pitch. The 1-1 is away low. The next pitch is on the high outside corner. 2-2: Damon is running; Matsui pulls it foul towards the first base dugout. Another 2-2: Damon is running again, and Matsui pulls it foul again, this time 30 yards off the right field pole on a line drive. Yet another 2-2, called strike three on the outside corner. A bit generous, but he can’t watch that one. Two away to ARod.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • ARod swings and misses at a change just below the knees. The 0-1 is a pitch out. That doesn’t make sense with two outs and ARod up. The 1-1 is low away. 2-1: is a change away and low to make it 3-1. Swing and a miss to make the count full. The payoff: outside. Alex takes his base. Damon on second, ARod at first, two away to Jorge.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Posada grounds out 4-3 on the first pitch to end the Yankee sixth, Toronto leading 1-0.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Now we get to hear after this game about how you have to “tip your cap” to [insert fringe major league starter here] simply had great stuff tonight. Having witnessed Arod swinging through a belt-high hanging slider on 3-1 I am going to call BS on that. This guy has below average stuff, and average location tonight. And he has 7 ks through 6 with only one hard hit ball all night. transfornmed into 1978 version of Ron Guidry by “the best lineup in baseball”. (McGowan did look very legitmate otoh and put it all together for a night; but remember he was a first round draft pick). Marcum is a never was never will be mediocrity.
    It is long to be a long summer.

    Michael T May 29, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Lind has a long at bat, taking Pettitte to 11 pitches before laying off on the pitch away for a leadoff walk in the Jays 6th. McDonald lays down a good sacrifice to advance Lind, one away.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Michael, it’s not summer yet. Don’t forget how long spring will feel.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • good call michael. im not tipping my cap to anyone at this point. the yankees should be killing starters like marcum and who ever the hell pitched last night. if they dont kill them more than 2 hits through 6 innings could be expected.
    I just feel bad for Andy, pitches his heart out everytime for nothing.

    sam YF May 29, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • Rios takes a ride a few feet the wall in left center, where Damon hauls it in; that ball was hit really well. Lind tags and advances to third. Overbay with two outs.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • Overbay grounds out 4-3 to end the Jays sixth.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • This is brutal. Maybe Giambi can lead off and get a couple more stolen bases…sh#t, maybe he can steal home too?

    walein May 29, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • Yankees top seven: Giambi takes a 2-0 over the left center wall to tie the game.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • YESSSSSS!!!!!

    walein May 29, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Mark my words AG…this is the beginning of at least a 7 game winning streak.

    walein May 29, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • The pitch was off the outside corner but not too far off; he went out and got it, just muscled it the other way. Giambi has a hard time running and is in obvious pain rounding first.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Marked, Walein. :) I’m rooting for you/us.
    Abreu up, no outs. Bobby works a full count off of Downs, who who grounds weakly up first for the first out, 1-3. Does it seem like an uncommon number of his outs are dribblers/grounders to the right side?
    Phelps is going to hit for Doug. Pitching change as Janssen comes on to face Doug.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • giambi was in pain running around the bases? bad sign…

    sam YF May 29, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Doug Josh.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Yeah, he pulled up and was obviously limping after hustling to first. Cortisone shot coming according to Pete.
    Phelps beats out the infield single.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Cano grounds into the FC; Phelps out at second.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Damon grounds out to second to end the Yankee seventh.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • Wells is down swinging on a slider to lead off the Jays seventh.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Thomas is behind quickly 0-2, but then takes two pitches upstairs. The 2-2 is hit on the ground in the 5-6 hole for a single.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • One out to Hill, who takes ball one low. The 1-0 is taken for a strike. The next pitch is cut on and missed. The 1-2 ripped to left to advance Thomas with a single. First and second, one away to Phillips.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • Phillips takes low, then a big swing and a miss. The 1-1 is low. The 2-1 is a weakly hit grounder to third. ARod has to wait for it. He steps on the bag; the throw is low to first; Phelps scoops but can’t hold on; Phillips hits Phelps hard at the bag. Error charged to ARod. That’s a tough E on that play.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • Hill advanced to third on the play. Clayton up with two away, runners on first and third. Aaron Hill steals home while AP is sleeping. Jays 2, Yankees 1.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Stole home.

    walein May 29, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • wow. there are a million ways to lose a game. this is just one of them. sorry ag.

    sf rod May 29, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Clayton flies a 2-2 to right to end the Jays seventh.
    Blue Jays lead two to one.
    Time to feed the young’en.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Thanks sf rod, I’ve been learning to enjoy new ones every two out of three days as of late. :)

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • False alarm.
    Jeter leads off the Yankee eighth with a comebacker. Tough play that Janssen tries to make bare handed, but bobbles. E1.
    Matsui flies out to straightaway center as Jeter retreats to first.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • Arod takes ball one. Janssen steps out on the next pitch but the ump didn’t give time. It’s called a ball high. The 2-0 is a chopper at third dropped by McDonald for E5 as Jeter advances to second, ARod on first.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • unreal! a new way to lose a game

    sam YF May 29, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Posada hits a blooper over Hill to score Jeter. ARod advances to second. Tie game.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Janssen is pulled after that play. Tough break for the Jays; two errors and a fisted single ties the game.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Sac fly. Proctor gives up the game.

    YF in MA May 29, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • There was no joy in Mudville that day

    Rob May 29, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Pathetic humps

    Andrews May 29, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • This site is going to become SFSF soon if this keeps up… In all seriousness, it’s almost no fun if the Yankees don’t stay competitive.

    Hudson May 29, 2007, 11:13 pm
  • Glad my kid got hungry after the top of eight so I couldn’t see the game get lost, though they really lost it on those two runs scored after errors.
    I didn’t see Jeter’s error.
    I did see ARod’s error on the throw. I’m guessing Doug would have made that catch as it wasn’t a bad hop; glove high, clean bounce, and Phelps didn’t have to adjust a whole lot. It didn’t help that Phillips was running on the inside of the line and made a lot of contact with Phelps at the bag, who was playing up and too much over the bag when trying to field the hop, which did appear to be in his glove. Phillips threw in an extra arm shove at the end that was borderline interference but the Yankees didn’t make a fuss so it was probably up-and-up.
    There’s no way this lineup should have been held down the way they were prior to the seventh, as Michael YF said earlier in the thread, but it seems we have been saying that a lot lately.

    attackgerbil May 29, 2007, 11:23 pm

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