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Boy Howdy: Yanks-Royals Gamer

The Bombers are in KC with AJ on the mound, his start pushed from Sunday. Neither snow nor rain nor Royal blue etc. Felipe Paulino has been a bit of a tomato can, so the Yanks may sport AJ a lead even he finds insurmountable. Jorge’s hitting eighth and we can wave hello to our old friend the Melkman on the opposite pine. Boston is idle, a tie for the Beast could be in the offing. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
B. Gardner lf .283
D. Jeter ss .278
C. Granderson cf .275
M. Teixeira 1b .248
R. Cano 2b .304
N. Swisher rf .267
E. Chavez 3b .293
J. Posada dh .237
R. Martin c .226
 
A.J. Burnett 4.60
 
Kansas City
A. Gordon lf .298
M. Cabrera cf .311
B. Butler dh .284
E. Hosmer 1b .275
J. Francoeur rf .272
J. Giavotella 2b .289
S. Perez c .267
M. Moustakas 3b .184
A. Escobar ss .251
 
F. Paulino 3.45

77 replies on “Boy Howdy: Yanks-Royals Gamer”

Gardner tried to score on a passed ball…it was crazy-close call. Maybe too close for him to have tried with Tex up and the bases loaded.
Aggressive though. So I like it. Kinda.

Chavez got rid of that ball fast.. very slick.
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Bang bang bang, three singles (on as many pitches?). Swisher is getting a work-out right now. No runs across thanks to him and a good bit of luck.. here comes Melky, bases juiced with one away.

Teixeira singles to center; Melky’s throw is on line but a bit late to get Jeter at home; Yanks 7, Royals 4, Teix advances to second on the play. Here comes Robi, 2 for 4 on the night.

Red Sox pitchers retired 23 of the last 24 batters in the first game of the double-header. Pretty impressive day overall. Shields pitched extremely well, retiring 17 of the last 18 as well, and really only having one bad inning in the 3rd.

Am at PNC field in Scranton-Wilkes Barre where A-Rod and Montero just hit opposite-field singles with 2 out in the first but the inning ended with no damage. The Durham Bulls infield each took the opportunity of Alex being at 1st, then 2nd, and then jogging slowly to 3rd when the final out was recorded to give him fist-bumps and chat him up. And now there are 8-year olds running a relay race next to A-Rod in between innings on the 3rd base foul territory. The atmosphere here is wonderful.

So A-Rod has had one defensive play – a pop foul that he tried to catch over the shoulder (but didn’t) while running away from home plate. Hard to gauge how well he’s moving as he isn’t running the bases very hard – his 1st-inning single likely would have been a double if he was going all out.

Bulls load the bases in the 5th, already with a 2-0 lead, work a full count, and then the batter lifts a foul pop that hangs in the air forever before A-Rod settles under it only to have it land behind him as he backpeddles and flails. And he promptly gets booed by the 5,000-strong AAA Scranton crowd. I am laughing out loud. Then the batter K’s on a high fastball. Good times. A-Rod is a supremely talented goat, even here…

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