Double Dip: Yanks-White Sox Gamer I and II

Last night’s rained out affair has turned into the first leg of a day-night doubleheader, with the rescheduled contest acting as the early game at 2:05 EST, tonight’s regularly scheduled game at 8:05 EST.  Comment about all the action in both games here.

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  • I’ll be someone’s best friend if they can update here whenever there’s a scoring play. Thanks homies!

    tom yf May 16, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • Yanks go down 1-2-3 in the top of the first (A Rod and Damon K-ed, Jeter grounded out)

    walein May 16, 2007, 2:13 pm
  • Mussina gets ouit of a lead off single. Posada leads off 2nd with a double, matsui pops out.

    walein May 16, 2007, 2:27 pm
  • Phelps pops out. Up to Abreu to not waste Posada’s lead off double.

    walein May 16, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • 1st pitch to Abreu called strike,
    second pitch,
    passed ball (Posada to 3rd),
    Abreu swings thru for strike two,
    and promptly swings thru for strike three. ugggg

    walein May 16, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • back in a bit

    walein May 16, 2007, 2:33 pm
  • moose strands another runner. this time at 2nd after a 1 out single followed by SB. onto the third…

    sam YF May 16, 2007, 2:39 pm
  • Melky pops up on first pitch with a bunt attempt, wasted AB – 1 out
    Cairo K – 2 out
    Damon is robbed by Iguchi with a nice play on a ball up the middle – 3 out

    sam YF May 16, 2007, 2:44 pm
  • Good to see they boys have picked up right where they left off. Barf.

    yankeemonkey May 16, 2007, 2:45 pm
  • I dunno which team is more pathetic offensively. Well, the Sox are facing a borderline HOF pitcher and have 2 hits, and the Yankees are facing a rookie and only have 1 hit. I guess the Sox win, for now.

    Andrew May 16, 2007, 2:50 pm
  • 1-2-3 for moose in the 3rd on 3 pop outs.
    Come on offense lets get it going…

    sam YF May 16, 2007, 2:51 pm
  • i guess theres no point in working a pitch count today. looks like the yanks are trying to get to game 2 asap.

    sf rod May 16, 2007, 2:55 pm
  • What exactly does “flies out sharply” mean?

    yankeemonkey May 16, 2007, 2:57 pm
  • Ya, this game is making me cry. (You know me and my obsession with pitch counts!)

    Lar May 16, 2007, 2:57 pm
  • Matsui, the lefty, of course, draws a walk.
    By the way, how is Posada so hot? Is he on roids? =P
    He just passed Jeter in the league in hitting. Let’s hope they keep it up as long as possible, because no one else is really hitting!

    Lar May 16, 2007, 2:58 pm
  • Phelps promptly wasted a 1st and 2nd situation. Danks at 46 pitches through 4..

    Lar May 16, 2007, 2:59 pm
  • Konerko smokes one. 1-0 Chicago.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:03 pm
  • Moose not so bad himself, at 54 pitches through 4. Gave up a solo shot to Konerko though.
    And the Yanks offense continues to stagnant against a rookie lefty, not helping out Moose’s performance.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • This is painful. How can more than half of the team be in a batting slump?

    Patti May 16, 2007, 3:08 pm
  • This is painful. How can more than half of the team be in a batting slump?

    Patti May 16, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • Bobby! Does something for once! Maybe Torre will now grant him the 2- or 3-spot against the righty tonight.

    Andrew May 16, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • YEAH!!!! Go Bobby!

    yankeemonkey May 16, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • Abreu hits one. Not a power shot, but we’ll take whatever we can get! 1-1 game.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • 1-1 Bobby Abreau hits a HR

    Patti May 16, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • Damon, Jeter back-to-back singles. Up to A-Rod to get the Yanks a lead.

    Andrew May 16, 2007, 3:14 pm
  • They’re probably swinging the bat more aggressively to try to break out of a slump. Both Melky and Cairo out on early counts. Damon singles on a 1-2 pitch, here’s Jeets.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:14 pm
  • ARod not clutch. Come on, pretend it’s April!

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • it was truely a magical two weeks.

    sf rod May 16, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • Oof.

    yankeemonkey May 16, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • End of 4 and a half, it’s tied at 1. Danks with only 64 pitches.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • A-Rod fails.

    Andrew May 16, 2007, 3:18 pm
  • I was expecting/hoping Damon would steal in the situation – so Jeter could drive him in with a basehit. If Damon gets CS, Jeters would lead off the inning – not a bad loss. Obviously, in retrospect.. but ah well, in either case..

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:21 pm
  • So, so far today it’s the “homeruns by guys in really bad slumps” day.

    walein May 16, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • Melky makes a GREAT catch, stealing a homerun away from Uribe. Might be the play of the game if the Yankees scratch out another couple runs.

    Andrew May 16, 2007, 3:28 pm
  • Erstad scores Iguchi, but Melky robs one. 2-1 Chicago, Moose with 71 pitches after 5.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:28 pm
  • Posada walks to lead off the inning. Matsui promptly strikes out on three pitches.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • wow. three straight looking for matsui. not sure i’ve ever seen that before.

    sf rod May 16, 2007, 3:33 pm
  • Phelps seen a total of maybe 7 pitches in 3 ABs as he flies out on the first pitch. Nicely done.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • Abreu promptly singles on the first pitch. What is this, anti-patience day?

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • Alright! Melky with the two-out RBI. Unforunately Cairo is up.

    Andrew May 16, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • Melky doubles, but not enough for Abreu to score. Game now tied at 2. Cairo at bat.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:37 pm
  • Cairo strikes out on the first non-fastball pitch of the at bat. Totally not clutch, and would’ve loved for him to work out a walk there.
    End of 5 and a half, the score is tied at 2. Danks at 84 pitches.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:40 pm
  • Cairo is useless. Can’t hit, and can barely field second.
    Why can’t we have a normal utility guy?

    Andrew May 16, 2007, 3:40 pm
  • Maybe Joe should’ve PH Cano there? I still have more faith in him making contact than Cairo….

    yankeemonkey May 16, 2007, 3:42 pm
  • Moose promptly gives back the lead. 3-2 Chicago on AJ’s HR.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:43 pm
  • the strike zone has shrunk as the game has progressed.

    sf rod May 16, 2007, 3:43 pm
  • This is getting ridiculous…

    yankeemonkey May 16, 2007, 3:45 pm
  • Is Moose losing it? 84 pitches, Dye doubles, and Mackowiak gets hit. 2 on, 1 out, 3-2 Chicago lead. Moose is still in the game.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • Crede singles in a run. Damnit, if only we have offense. Moose comes out as the Sox shows how it’s done.
    Vizcaino comes in. This call to the bullpen is brought to you by me. Grumbles.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:52 pm
  • Viz comes in to give up a sac fly. Bah.

    Lar May 16, 2007, 3:53 pm
  • well, I wanted to thank the Yanks for making this game and season especially frustrating.
    Back to throwing things at the TV!

    Nick-YF May 16, 2007, 3:55 pm
  • What was the “on field delay” listed in gameday?
    Also, why is the site so slow today? Is it like that for everyone else or just me?

    LocklandSF May 16, 2007, 3:55 pm
  • it’s been very slow for me as well.

    Nick-YF May 16, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • Well, considering the way this game has gone so far, Yanks shold put up a 3-spot this inning.

    yankeemonkey May 16, 2007, 3:59 pm
  • the on field delay was due to a father and son combo hoping onto the field and assulting bowa. damn i love the south side.

    sf rod May 16, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • I’m sick of this. Grrrr. That and that every time I look up, the Sox are up 7-1. Grrrr. GRRRRR!
    In the meantime, Damon strikes out on three pitches.
    Now Danks out after 88 pitches (give or take). Danks for nothing!

    Lar May 16, 2007, 4:02 pm
  • yanks doing a nice job of capitalizing on the Red Sox loss last night. way to come out and shut em down…

    sam YF May 16, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • Well, considering the way this season has gone so far, Yanks shold put up a 3-spot tomorrow.

    sf rod May 16, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • It almost looks like they dont want it…

    Zach-YF May 16, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • could be seeing cano or minky in the 8th?

    Zach-YF May 16, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • So, hypothetical, if the Yanks drop both games today, does Big Stein fire everyone and burn the stadium down?

    LocklandSF May 16, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • nope, YFs storm Fenway and burn it down instead.

    sam YF May 16, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • There’s the charge they need.

    Devine May 16, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • heading out, but my guess is that the Yanks will bring it ot within one to make the loss all the more painful. It’s their style.

    Nick-YF May 16, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Question for Yankee fans, in all seriousness:
    Did the signing of Clemens, who asserted that Torre’s presence was a major element in coaxing him to NY (we’ll take that at face value for the moment), make Torre a seriously entrenched lame duck? Can Steinbrenner fire him without creating a mutinous situation? If the Yankees continue to struggle, fall further behind, what would firing the manager mean to the team, the veteran players, and Clemens?

    SF May 16, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • I have a much different take. Roger Clemens would have pitched for Portland has they offered ten million more than NY. Him coming to NY has absolutely nothing to do with his relationship with Torre, or Jeter, or the bat boy. Yes, it probably matters to him that they all get along, but does anyone really think that those one million dollar starts aren’t the reason he made his choice? All the sentimental stuff is a nice thing for him to vomit into the ears of Yankee fans, but had New York offered in line with what Houston offered, he’d be in Houston: they’re just as good right now.
    Roger knew that the Yankee’s boat had big holes in it, and he knew he could take advantage of that. He knew Boston wasn’t going to pay him that kind of scratch, and his relationship status had nothing to do with it.
    If Torre goes, so be it. It’s a mistake, since really, he can’t control the fact that his 17 million dollar right fielder can’t hit a beach ball right now, or that his third baseman has reverted back to, well, human.
    If the Yankees wanted this team to be more of team, and less of a group of pre-madonna hitters and web-gem heroes, they would have told Roger to fly a kite out in Houston somewhere, and let his team overcome the adversity as a group. By signing Roger, and I’m not saying that Boston is any better in their actions, they officially said to someone already on that team: you’re not good enough, and you don’t sell enough tickets, but thanks for the time.
    If Torre goes, then so what. The Yankees and Roger Clemens have already proved that it’s not that sentimental stuff they’re concerned with.
    Hey, RJ had a great start, why not go get him back for a pro-rated amount too? Why not go get Kenny Lofton and call Kevin Brown while we’re at it?
    If Torre goes, Roger still starts. He says something along the lines of “it wasn’t Joe’s fault…”, and it won’t be, but really, does anyone think he’s concerned about Torre when he cashes those million dollar a week checks?

    Brad May 16, 2007, 6:48 pm
  • Aaaaaaand, rained out in Boston. Apparently a day-night DH tomorrow.

    Devine May 16, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • I agree with Brad that clemens pitches no matter what but I also think that the chances that Torre gets fired are pretty slim. I just dont see what it does even with George’s temper factored in. The yanks need to have a good end to the Torre years and I think this is well understood within the organization at all levels. If the yanks are really in a situation in which its so bad that Torre needs to go, it will likely be too late to save the sinking ship anyhow.

    sam YF May 16, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • It’s “prima donna,” not “pre-madonna,” fwiw.

    Editor Guy May 16, 2007, 9:09 pm

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