Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Snakes-Yanks Gamer III

I’ll make this one simple lest I jinx anything. Peter Abraham has today’s line-up:

Cabrera CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez DH
Posada C
Matsui LF
Cano 2B
Phelps 1B
Cairo 3B
Pettitte LHP

A-Rod’s bat (you might have noticed that it’s hotter than hot right this second) stays in the line-up while Cairo relieves him in the field. And with the lefty, Doug Davis, pitching for the D-Backs, Phelps get the start at first and Damon rests. The Yanks have had success against Davis in the past. Pettitte, for his part, has pitched poorly against Arizona. This could be a high scoring affair.

As usual, this is your place to comment on the game. Go Yanks!

73 comments… add one
  • Doug Davis is a terrible pitcher, based on what I saw last weekend. This one is a foregone conclusion (and I am not trying to jinx this, either). I imagine Vegas isn’t paying much on the Yankees today.

    SF June 14, 2007, 11:40 am
  • Heading to the game in a few minutes. Just hope those dangerous-looking clouds don’t screw with us!

    yankeemonkey June 14, 2007, 12:02 pm
  • This is going to be one of the worst defensive displays the Yankees have had in a while. Cairo can barely throw to first base from shortstop, he’s going to have to bounce every throw from third base, and with Phelps there, it’s no guarantee that the routine ground ball will be an out.

    AndrewYF June 14, 2007, 12:35 pm
  • nice play by Cairo to get the first out. Perhaps, we have a replacement if A-Rod opts out!

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:09 pm
  • one for miggy. i hope that didn’t waste his arm.

    Yankee Fan In Boston June 14, 2007, 1:09 pm
  • Andy snags a shot up the middle and throws out Jackson.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:10 pm
  • Andy walks Hudson. His cutter is moving and his velocity is up. All good signs.
    and he gets Byrnes on the infield pop. nice inning.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:13 pm
  • Melky with single up the middle to start things off. I have to say Melky’s swing kind of reminds me of Luis Sojo’s.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:17 pm
  • high pitched screams greet Jeter as he comes to the bat.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:19 pm
  • shot of Myers reading something. He’s so cerebral.
    full count to Jeter.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:21 pm
  • basehit by the captain, and we have something here. Runners on 1st and 2nd, no outs.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:21 pm
  • Abreu’s stats are starting to look respectable. What a streak he’s been on!

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • Davis is a nibbler.–exactly the kind of pitcher SF hates.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:24 pm
  • things are going the Yankees way right now. Abreu barely hits it and gets a single.
    the bases loaded for A-Rod.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:25 pm
  • walks him.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • Davis looks depressed out there.
    Posada comes to the plate.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:28 pm
  • Posada strikes out.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:31 pm
  • nice play by Hudson a slow dribbler. The Yanks score on the play but there are two outs. Cano at bat.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:33 pm
  • Kay is politely implying that Cano rages against the dying of the light at night. He has terrible day numbers.
    And he continues to hit poorly. Yanks manage only 2 runs. It could have been more.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:35 pm
  • Nick, did the snakes throw anything that ARod could hit, or did they pitch around him?

    attackgerbil June 14, 2007, 1:44 pm
  • completely pitched around him. Just slow nibbly stuff.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • but then again, Davis doesn’t seem to pitch directly to anyone.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:48 pm
  • Checking in – Phelps greets Davis with a walk.
    He’s up to 40 pitches already – damn right the Yanks should’ve done more damage, but hopefully he’ll get in more trouble to make this moot..

    Lar June 14, 2007, 1:48 pm
  • Cairo sacrifices Phelps to second. Melky with a 2-0 count.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:51 pm
  • a four pitch walk to Cabrera. Probably didn’t want to happen.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • or he did. Jeter grounds into a DP. Inning over.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 1:53 pm
  • Once again, the Yanks got a situation where they really should’ve done more with.
    Ah well, DJ GIDP, Davis get out of it with “only” 50 pitches. At end of 2, it’s 2-1 Yanks.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 1:55 pm
  • AP pitching well thus far – 35 pitches through 3. Will the Yanks get AP the run support that he hasn’t been getting? Only time will tell.
    At the end of 2 and a half, it’s 2-1 Yanks.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 2:00 pm
  • that Ford commercial with Jeter is brutal. They must have forced him to move his arms expressively around. Awkward.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:01 pm
  • with Davis, it’s all walks and weat hits.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • A-Rod hits it hard! The Yanks score another run as the left fielder bumbles around.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • Posada doesn’t do the job again.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:05 pm
  • Hideki’s doubles to right. Byrnes makes hilariously attempts the impossible diving catch.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:06 pm
  • Matsui also heating up – another 100 RBI season? Well, he made a step in that direction, driving in ARod with a double.
    4-1 Yanks.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 2:07 pm
  • have to agree with Kay and Flaherty–Davis is brutal to watch.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:10 pm
  • Yeesh. This sh*t is like clockwork. Yankees stumble for a month, month and a half, two months, then suddenly light up like a goddamn Christmas tree.

    Devine June 14, 2007, 2:11 pm
  • it does feel like Christmas, Devine:)

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:12 pm
  • Miggy strikes out, but on 7 pitches. No easy at bats for Davis, it seems.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 2:25 pm
  • Should’ve knocked on wood. Melky flies out.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 2:25 pm
  • How bad do you have to be to get an Arizona pitching gig? I mean, could I make it? I think so…

    jp-sf June 14, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • Davis gets out of it. After 4 innings, he has 85 pitches.
    Let’s hope the Yanks _finish_ what they started. 4-1 is a nice start, but they need to shut the door and declare the game over.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • The Arizona pitching staff is actually pretty good.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • Ya, there’s a reason why they’re 37-29 (cough, better than the Yanks), and it surely isn’t their hitting.
    But you know, “the best lineup in baseball” have to come through one of these days..

    Anonymous June 14, 2007, 2:33 pm
  • Interesting how each of the last two seasons I’ve been fruistrated with the Sox’ inability to open a huge lead on the Yankees during the Yanks’ early struggles.
    This year, they do that, and it looks like they’ll need it. That’s almost as frustrating.

    Paul SF June 14, 2007, 2:34 pm
  • Anon was me.
    Snyder made AP worked a bit, but to no avail.
    After 4 and a half, it’s an official game should the rain gods decide to join in.
    4-1 Yanks, AP with a modest 63 pitches.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 2:36 pm
  • yes, it’s not the offense. It’s hard to be impressed with a line-up that has Hudson batting third.

    Nick-YF June 14, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • I disagree Paul, that’s actually not interesting at all.

    jm June 14, 2007, 2:42 pm
  • AP pitches around a hit. Now 81 pitches after 6 – would be nice to see him go 8, with some luck.
    The Yanks would also be nice to pad the lead a little bit – don’t want to be alarmist, but hey, any rest for the bullpen going to weekend is great!

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:00 pm
  • Boy, the NL in general is really underwhelming, eh?

    SF June 14, 2007, 3:04 pm
  • Besides Clippard’s short outing against Pittsburgh, I’m finding it really hard to remember the last time a Yankee pitcher had a bad outing.
    Also, John Sterling notes that the Yankees are 4th in the AL for errors with something like 36. The only teams better are Oakland, Minnesota, and someone else (not Boston). I find this surprising.

    AndrewYF June 14, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • Davis out, Cruz in. Cruz picks up where Davis left off, walking Cairo and hitting Melky. Jeter bunts them over to 2nd and 3rd, 1 out.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:08 pm
  • And the bats picked up where they were with Davis – not doing much with the opportunities.
    Abreu hits it to left field, but Cairo thrown out at home. Bah.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • 4 hits after 7 innings? Who do the dbacks think they are, the Red Sox??

    jp-sf June 14, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • AP 1-2-3’s again to 92 pitches after 7th. Probably will come out for the 8th.
    I still rather have the Yanks pad the lead a little bit. Not that they didn’t have enough opportunities..

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:20 pm
  • ARod singles to lead off the inning. Would be nice if err, say, there were base runners, wouldn’t it?

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • Cruz totally more concerned with ARod than Posada. Let’s get something going here..

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:25 pm
  • Posada singles, Yanks have 2 guys on again. Will they waste this opportunity again?

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • Matsui comes through, and thanks to a throwing error, Posada also scores, Matsui gets to go to third.
    6-1 Yanks, with Matsui on third with no outs.

    Anonymous June 14, 2007, 3:31 pm
  • Anon was me, if anyone was wondering.
    Cano quickly struck out though. Damn, he’s on my fantasy team and I need the RBI’s this week!

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:33 pm
  • Phelps singles, it’s now 7-1.
    Clearly, this is the turning point of the season.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:37 pm
  • Slaten and Pena strikes out the side together. Luckily for the Yanks, they gave up 3 runs in between those outs. At end of 7, it’s 7-1.
    I wonder if AP will come back out – they’ve iced him for awhile.. let’s hope he does – if only so the crowd will give him a standing O he deserves.
    Also, the Mets are always dangerous, slumping or not..

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:42 pm
  • The Yankees will not lose another game this season.
    The Red Sox will not win another game this season.
    It’s over.

    LocklandSF June 14, 2007, 3:46 pm
  • Cairo with a throwing error, putting Snyder on, but then made up (kind of) by starting the double play around the horn – AP with 101 pitches through 8.
    I’ll say it’s a toss up to bring him back for the 9th.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • Lockland, I remember like, just two weeks ago, I kept looking up on the scoreboard, and the Sox were up like, 6-1 in the 3rd inning every game or so. Now I know how that feels like. ;)
    Knocks on wood.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:50 pm
  • 7-1 now, it’d be nice to see some of the regulars getting a break. Let Jeter sit and bring in Basak.

    DC YF June 14, 2007, 3:51 pm
  • That ARod, always padding his stats.
    If anyone’s actually reading this, Jeter and ARod singles sandwiching an Abreu strike out (on 3 pitches). I’m done with my “let’s pad that lead” urge, so I’m all good. Though if they get to Cano so Cano can do something other than being 0/4 it would be nice, but that’s purely for my fantasy team..

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:55 pm
  • Well, Posada grounds into double play, so there goes that.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • Proctor comes in for AP. AP had a great game, even if it’s “only the DBack’s”.

    Lar June 14, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • Proctor ends the game with a strikeout. Final score 7-1. The Yanks win their 9th straight.
    Next up, the Mets, 1-9 in their last 10. You know that means the Yanks will probably get beat up and falls into a long slump..

    Anonymous June 14, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • That was me. Anon a lot for some reason..

    Lar June 14, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • We can only hope Lar, we can only hope.

    LocklandSF June 14, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • Like I said in April, Pettitte would be a #2 on any team.

    AndrewYF June 14, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • Just back from the game. Pettitte was excellent and ARod…holy cow, it looks like he’s on base already when he’s just hanging out in the on-deck circle!… Watching Doug Davis pitch is like pulling teeth, however, and I wish Yanks had beat up on him even more. But all in all, a solid win. Yipee!

    yankeemonkey June 14, 2007, 5:00 pm

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