Acronymonius: M’s-Yanks Gamer X

IRS, CIA, FBI, COD, DNF, PED, HGH, AOL, CIA, BAC (when pulled over), FAQ, GOP, GPF (for youse windows guys), NRA, KKK, QVC.. that’s a short list off the top of my head of acronyms I despise, or despise what they represent. Let’s add MRI to things that make me say “WTF, mate?” Both Rocket and ARod have gone under the scrutiny of that ingenious device that works by, according to my highly technical understanding, using magic faeries to sniff the black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood that compose the four humours to determine if a leeching is in order. Remarkably, ARod is in the lineup and will play the field. edit: Joe must read my gamers before finalizing his lineup.

In the mean time, it’s game three of the current set with the Mariners as Phil Hughes faces off against Jarrod Washburn. Following his victory over the Tribe on August 10th, Hughes has started four more games, taking the loss in his last two starts, and receiving a no-decision in the two prior. In the 21 2/3 innings over that span, he has allowed 18 runs. It’s been a rough recovery road for the young Yankee hurler. Washburn is 1-1 against the Yankes on this year, blanking NY at SafeCo (a game I had the displeasure of watching in person, though the accomodations were fine) and losing his previous start at the Stadium.

An interesting lineup follows. Comment away, PDQ.

I. Suzuki cf .353
J. Vidro dh .312
J. Guillen rf .287
R. Ibanez lf .282
A. Beltre 3b .281
B. Broussard 1b .291
K. Johjima c .290
J. Lopez 2b .263
Y. Betancourt ss .286
J. Washburn lhp 4.37
NY Yankees
J. Damon lf .259
M. Cabrera cf .294
D. Jeter ss .321
A. Rodriguez dh .310
R. Cano 2b .303
S. Duncan rf .273
J. Giambi 1b .251
W. Betemit 3b .216
J. Molina c .238
P. Hughes rhp 5.65
69 comments… add one
  • Ok, now come on, QVC has some really good stuff at super values. That was just low. :-)

    LocklandSF September 5, 2007, 6:39 pm

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • I’m confused, but glad that ARod is starting today.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 6:49 pm
  • Kidding AG, kidding, I may be a lot of things, but a middle aged mother of 6 in Sheboygan I am not.

    LocklandSF September 5, 2007, 6:56 pm
  • Oh, I knew you were kidding Lockland. I guess I should have said LOL! ;)

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 6:57 pm
  • Matsui AND Giambi AND Abreu on the pine? That’s a lot of talent riding the Water Cooler Express. If you’re going to give Jorge the day off, why not just give him the day off and let Giambi DH. And I question the wisdom of resting 2/3rds of the outfield on 1 day. I wonder if they’re looking at matchups–though I doubt there’s anything to justify this.

    YF September 5, 2007, 6:59 pm

    LocklandSF September 5, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • Lar: I’m truly surpised he is starting. I guess the doctors and ARod know, but if he was going to be out there, why not put Betemit at third, Minky at first, DH ARod, and rest Posada so he gets two full days off with the travel day tomorrow? And if Posada was on the bench, he could be brought in if needed. I’m guessing we’ll see some defensive switches not too far into the action tonight.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • Spot on, YF.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • BTW I’m A-OK with the FBI and CIA, and even the DOJ and DOD—just now with the total ASS in charge of them.

    YF September 5, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • YF – I think it’s the fact that lefties have been slumping, and , well, Washburn is a lefty. Other than that I don’t know.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:03 pm
  • Matsui is 4-28 in his last 8 games; Giambi: 4-24. Ouch.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • I think the lineups have changed for our Yankees fellas.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 5, 2007, 7:09 pm
  • Joba was just wearing a PINK Yankee backpack into the pen. Hysterical. They make the pitcher with the least amount of service time carry out all the bubble gum and seeds in a pink backback. Priceless.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 5, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • yup.. fixing the lineups pronto.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • For the Red Sox, it’s recently been a pink Hello Kitty backpack, that’s some classic hazing you just have to love.

    LocklandSF September 5, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Si, Trisk. Before Buchholz now (I assume), Okajima did it for the Sox.

    Anonymous September 5, 2007, 7:15 pm

    Dionysus September 5, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • oops.. wrong thread

    Dionysus September 5, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Hughes get out of the first inning leaving two on.
    The famed control still isn’t there as he throws 21 pitches, only 12 for strikes. Let’s hope the Yanks can get some on the board to take some pressure off, or this will be a long day..

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • I am in the semifinals in my fantasy league…need all the points I can get and Joe gives Hideki and Jorge the same day off..Doesn’t he care about fantasy baseball?

    John - YF (Trisk) September 5, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • lineups fixed.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • John – lucky for me I have a bye this week.. =) Good luck in yours!

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • The Yanks surely are aggressive today, as they come out swinging. To be fair they were pretty hittable pitches, relatively..

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • The ump’s zone (or lack thereof) is pissing me off.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • The Yanks goes down 1-2-3.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • I had a bye last week, ugggh! You too Lar!
    I can tell already this is going to be one of those nights. Come on Philip 1-2-3 and get the ball rolling.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 5, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • He’s definitely not helping himself though with the walks. This against a (relatively) hack-happy team too.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • But his fastball looks good. and he’s throwing the slider. The ump..not helping

    m.g. yanks fan September 5, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • At least he worked out of that one. Still, 36 pitches over 2 innings.
    I’m probably being a little rough on him today though, but this is a big game.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • ARod walks in a battle, and thankfully the Yanks are also taking a few more pitches this inning.
    That K on Duncan was so bad.. did pitchers maybe get a scouting report on him?

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • 2 innings of hitless baseball on both sides. Pitching duel I still don’t foresee..

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • Wash with 29 pitches after 2.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Ichiro ends the no-hitter by Hughes. Heh.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Molina throws the speedy Ichiro out. Sweet.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Hughes still not throwing enough strikes, being too careful with his pitches or something.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Looks like it’ll be a short night for Hughes. On the flip side, we haven’t seen Joba in awhile..

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:50 pm
  • And Ibanez smacks what looks to be a fastball down the middle. Yuck. M’s 2-0.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • That’s what happens when you’re behind on nearly every hitter.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • Mighty lonely in here Lar, you’re welcome to join us in the RS gamer if you want.

    LocklandSF September 5, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • Been this way this season, sadly.
    I’m only going to be here for another few, so hopefully the Yanks catch up in that span! =P

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • 58 pitches for Hughes after 3. And a 2-0 lead for the M’s.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • Betemit works a 7 pitch fly out. You know I love this kind of stuff.
    The #9 hitter of the “best offense in baseball” hits a HR to make it a 2-1 game. Funny how this works sometimes.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • JD strikes out, and the Melkman doesn’t deliver, and only used 1 pitch.
    43 pitches for Wash after 3, and it’s 2-1 M’s.
    Okay, me out for a few innings for the gym. Goooo Yankees!

    Lar September 5, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Willis Reed moment for Alex. Wow. True Yankee? Um….YES.

    YF September 5, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Sean Green JUST MISSES on a 3-1 to Jorge w/ the bases juiced, and the Yanks lead 3-2. O’Flaherty in for JD.

    YF September 5, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Torre takes out Giambi for Abreu…representing the run AFTER the run to go ahead. With the bases loaded, Green walks in the run to go ahead and Abreu is now on third and Giambi is out of the game forever…I don’t understand.

    walein September 5, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • That’s called small (minded) ball.

    walein September 5, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • Sean Green JUST MISSES on a 3-1 to Jorge w/ the bases juiced, and the Yanks lead 3-2. O’Flaherty in for JD.

    YF September 5, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • LECHE! 5-2.
    ANOTHER pitcher. 5 in this inning. christ. enough already.

    YF September 5, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • DJ follows with a 2 run double, and advances to 3rd on the failed throw home. DJ missed the dinger by a foot off the top of the rf wall.
    AND ANOTHER HOMER FOR ALEX!!!!!!!!!! 2nd in the INNING!!!!!!!!!

    YF September 5, 2007, 9:31 pm

    YF September 5, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • A-Rod!

    Anonymous September 5, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Wow. I mean. Wow.

    LocklandSF September 5, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Guess his ankle isn’t bothering him much.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • please tell me that Torre learned his lesson last night at the Wanger’s expense and is not sending Job back out
    also, MVP no doubt.

    bogeyYF September 5, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • and Razor’s Edge-war stays on the sharp side, sitting down the top of the order, 1-2-3

    bogeyYF September 5, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • Boy, why do you wait until the inning after your team blows the game to get tossed?

    Anonymous September 5, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • what the hell happened? Gameday is blowin goats right now.. arguing calls?

    bogeyYF September 5, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • Think White threw one a little too far inside to Posada, and he’s gone.

    Anonymous September 5, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • If(When) Yanks win wildcard it’s possible they WON’T have to play LAA in the first round. The Indians are just 7 percentage points behind the Angels.

    J September 5, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Someone tell me is lying when it says that Mariano is in.

    Anonymous September 5, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • he’s in, probably wanted some time on the hill, hasn’t pitched since saturday (5 days)

    bogeyYF September 5, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • Good point. And thats the end of that one.

    Anonymous September 5, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • This is what I like to get back to more often!

    Lar September 5, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • To be fair, that second home run? Totally a stat padder.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • Hughes actually settled down from the beginning. Maybe I should watch less games.. =) It got vaguely overshadowed by the offense though.

    Lar September 5, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • Yeah, I think we should criticize A-Rod for hitting that second HR. Totally unnecessary and completely stat-padding. The guy should show more grace. Maybe a double or a walk.

    yankees76 September 6, 2007, 1:24 am
  • Knowing the Yanks this year though, we’ll probably lose 2 or 3 in KC.

    Lar September 6, 2007, 10:42 am

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