Banks-Style: SatanFish-Yanks Night-Gamer XI

Shelley Duncan took the ball for a ride in game one of today’s day/night doubleheader for his first dinger in the bigs, and Kei the bullet-dodger dodged bullets long enough to log five innings before turning matters over to the pen. Matsui had homered by that point to tie the game and erase two solo shots. Vizcaino, who picked up the win, pitched a scoreless inning along with Kyle Farnsworth. Scott Proctor was touched for a homer, a triple and a single in one inning of work but the lead stayed safe when Mo came on in the ninth, though things did get interesting with the bases full of fish before a strikeout to end the game.

Matt DeSalvo is on the mound for the nightcap. He was roughed up in his last two starts, taking the loss in appearances against Chicago and Toronto, pitching six innings in the two games and giving up six runs, five earned. He’ll face J.P. Howell, who was obliterated by Boston in his last outing. With the BloodySox taking the BloodlessSox behind the shed for a serious ass-whup, the Yankees really need this win, and they should get it, considering the caliber of pitching they are facing. Then again, between Howell, DeSalvo, and tired pens, both teams might very well put up football scores so who knows.

Duncan gets a rest in the second game as Johnny plays left and the as-of-late-very-Godzilla-like Godzilla DH’s. Jorge gets a rest, so Nieves catches DeSalvo; smells like Scranton. Yankee-Killer Carl Crawford is out with a sprained ankle he got while legging out a single in the fifth; X-Rays are negative and he says it isn’t bad. Lineups in the extended; comment away.

A. Iwamura 3b .283
B. Harris ss .306
B.J. Upton cf .344
C. Pena 1b .288
D. Young rf .289
T. Wigginton dh .281
J. Gomes lf .267
D. Navarro c .183
J. Wilson 2b .300
J. Damon lf .234
D. Jeter ss .331
B. Abreu rf .265
A. Rodriguez 3b .306
H. Matsui dh .281
A. Phillips 1b .307
R. Cano 2b .281
M. Cabrera cf .275
W. Nieves c .138
21 comments… add one
  • Nice bottom of the first for NY. ARod _just_ missed a dinger on a double off the wall.
    Pena singles to right to lead of the fish 2nd.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • Gomes hits a quail between Robi and Bobby to advance Pena to third.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Gomes swipes second. The pitch was in the dirt; Nieves made a decent throw considering, but Gomes had a good jump. 2nd/3rd with two away.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • Navarro walks on a very close 3-1 to load the bases for Wilson.
    Looked like a good pitch, right at the knees.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • Hard liner off of ARod’s glove scores Pena and Gomes. ARod probably should have gotten that, but it was a hard, hard single. Yanks 3, Fish 2.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Damon with an amazing grab in left saving a double (or more) by Iwamura. That’s two robberies of Iwamura by JD. Really, a great catch.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Melky doubles to left to lead off the Yankee 2nd.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Nieves lays down a good sacrifice to push Melky to third.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:50 pm
  • Damon puils the ball on the ground to first; Pena makes the play unassisted as Melky scores. Two away to Jeter.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • Jeter grounds it hard at Iwamura; he gets eaten up by it and Jeter is on first after the E-5

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Abreu grounds to 2nd after working a full count, ending the inning.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • That McNuggets commercial has got to be one of the most annoying things I’ve seen in a while.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • ARod doubles to lead off the bottom of the third.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • Matsui pops out to second. ARod was half-way to third before Matsui got under it. AP up.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Andy lines out to Gomes for two away. Robi up.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Robi hits an outside pitch to left scoring ARod.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 8:15 pm
  • Now Melky follows with another single. Nieves up, and he lifts it to left center for a double. Wil! Yanks 7, Fish 2.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Howell makes JD look really bad on a dropped strike three; Navarro throws to first to end the inning. Not a pretty at bat from Damon.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • Checking out for a bit. Go Yankees.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • Kay just announced the Yankees may have traded Nieves and a minor leaguer to the Angels for Bengie Molena.

    Dave July 21, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Melky makes a fantastic grab in center to rob Iwamura. Bad luck for him today.

    attackgerbil July 21, 2007, 10:35 pm

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