Father’s Day Edition: Yanks-Nats Gamer III

Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the other fathers in the house. I’ll be out the whole day and I’m sure YF is enjoying his special day with the family. But for anyone out there who feels so inclined, this is your thread for this afternoon’s game against the Nats. The Yanks look to recover from yesterday’s debacle. It’s Wang vs. O’Connor. Comment away!

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  • no score through 3. elsewhere, brazil through in the wc.
    a pretty father’s day. no time to be blogging….

    YF June 18, 2006, 1:56 pm
  • harris singles to drive in zimmerman. 1-0 nats in the 5th. it looks as though wang has hit his 5th inning thresh hold were he becomes very hittable.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • posada gets done what a-rod can’t, sac fly. 1-1 emd of the 6th.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • 6 pitch 6th for the wang.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • haven’t heard if flamesworth is available for this one. wangs only thrown 80 pitches through 7. not sure you’d want to run mariano back out there so soon.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • holy shit. holy shit. holy shit. a-rod got a meaningfull hit (for now).
    2-1 skanks.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • meaningful might have been a little much. he had a go ahead two out double in the eigth. if the yanks go on to blow this game it’ll just be a meaningless RBI in an interleague game……
    he really never should have said that “i’m up working out every morning at 6 am, while other guys are taking there kids to school…” thing. also being a fake hustling metro doesn’t help his cause either.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • torre just gave his bully a vote of no confidence. two on two out in the eighth and he sticks with a soft wang to get a left handed vidro. i wouldn’t go there either joe.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:30 pm
  • works out. but that ball was hit on a line to sub .250 legend melky. at least the kid has a glove.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • torre lets wang bat in the ninth. he’s comming back out for the bottom. this is gonna be fun. guidy must be drunk. i’m amazed donny “no-rings” baseball and ron haven’t had it out this year.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • anderson gets on with one out, brings zimmerman to the plate. still yankee bullpen action.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • still “no” bullpen action.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • game over. zimmerman wins it on a walkoff.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • Well that sucks. For Yankee fans.

    Tom sf June 18, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • this one has to hurt.
    nick- that was a meaningful homerun. it’s kinda nice that over the last two days a-rod has been able to help us define the difference.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 3:49 pm
  • I don’t have a problem with them leaving Wang in. Frankly, Joe should have left him in one of the two games ago when he had only thrown 80 pitches thru 8 and was leading by more than one. Today, it was more of a neccesity. Sadly, this will probably make Torre think Wang “doesn’t have what it takes” to complete a game.
    Bad luyck for the Yanks. Good outing by Wang. The fact that the Yankees couldn’t figure out MS O’Connor is the most annoying thing to me right now.

    walein June 18, 2006, 3:49 pm
  • SF Rod– Since A Rod wasn’t able to come up in the top of the 9th and give the Yanks more of a lead…or play the outfield and jump the fence to take away Zimmerman’s homerun…I guess Papi would have done it different.

    walein June 18, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • walein- i’ve never said you have to preform supernatural feets to earn your keep. good game for a-rod. he went 2 for 2 with two walks. you guy’s should be happy about that, that’s what you paid for….i guess.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 4:08 pm
  • and yes. papi does do it different.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • Papi can’t play the field. Unless, it’s an interleague game and Manny’s knee is stiff.
    A Rod gave us the only hitting chance of winning the game today…the rest of out hitting took the day off and our pitching wasn’t able to complete the job.
    Rodriguez gets paid to hit and play third. Papi gets paid to hit…sort of like the way Dave Kingman made his living.

    walein June 18, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • Hey, let’s be fair. Papi also gets paid to rid the Boston metro area of chicken wings.
    All joking aside- tough loss today, but I’m more concerned about Ron Villone. I think he and his sub-2.00 ERA may have been kidnapped by diamond smugglers.

    yankeesnj June 18, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • David Ortiz has played a fine first base when called on, including making a great play in the World Series in 2004. He is at the very least as good a first bagger as Giambi if not better.

    TJ June 18, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • oh yeah, there’s that winning games thing too.

    sf rod June 18, 2006, 5:12 pm
  • David Ortiz can’t play first base. That’s why he logs less innings at first base than Rafael Palmeiro.
    That is a fact.

    walein June 18, 2006, 5:25 pm
  • David Ortiz is also at least as tall as an NBA small forward…but he can’t play in the NBA.

    walein June 18, 2006, 5:26 pm
  • Walein sez: “Rodriguez gets paid to hit and play third. Papi gets paid to hit…sort of like the way Dave Kingman made his living.” Like Edwin Encarnacion, or Brandon Inge, or David Bell (more errors at 3b than assists). BTW, take a look at your own 1b, a bit reminiscent of Kingman. If Papi played 1b everyday, he would be no worse than Ghbiambi, and probably better.

    Tom sf June 18, 2006, 5:30 pm
  • Also, how does the 2004 stat of A Rod having 20 game winning RBIs not better than Ortiz’ 19?

    walein June 18, 2006, 5:34 pm
  • Walein, if you prefer the narcissistic Arod and his salary to Big Papi, you can have him. I think he is the “Anti-Jeter”, and I am really glad he plays for your team and not for mine.

    Tom sf June 18, 2006, 5:47 pm
  • Jesus f*ing christ, what is sfs’ fixation on arod??? You seem incapable of saying anything yankee related without somehow working in arod-centric vitriol. Wtf is wrong with you all? You still can’t get over the fact that you didn’t get him, despite screaming denials.

    Yankeemonkey June 18, 2006, 6:56 pm
  • ARod this year is getting played to hit (not doing it particularly well, past two games excepted) and play third (not doing that well at all).
    Papi is getting paid to hit (doing it exceptionally well, per usual), not to field (but he’s doing that well anyway). So I’m not sure what the point is. MVPs and overall player performance are rarely judged on fielding unless the player just sucks as a hitter (Alex Gonzalez).
    Papi has played adequate first and actually made some very good plays there over the past three years. Giambi is a DH forced to play a position because the Yankees have three players who qualify there (Giambi, Williams, Sheff/Phillips/random call-up or waiver-claim). So give Giambi the same medicine you give Papi — although Giambi takes enough “medicine” of his own, I suspect…

    Paul SF June 18, 2006, 7:00 pm
  • YM, This debate has already been had before, as well, and some YFs just seem incapable of understanding that there’s a certain pleasure in seeing your hated rival’s top player fail ((over and over again) in key situations, and then harping on it. Are you telling me you don’t do that with the Sox?
    I’d ask the same question about YFs’ obsession with Ortiz, whom the Yankees could have had just as freely as the Sox but passed on him. There’s a lot of unwarranted Papi bashing among Yanks fans (oooh, he can’t field, I guess that makes Games 4 and 5 in 2004 worthless), just as there is unwarrantd ARod bashing among Sox fans. That’s the price you pay for coming to this site. Deal.

    Paul SF June 18, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • One can understand why Yankees fans might want to change the subject to ARod v. Papi instead of discussing the humiliating, back-to-back, come-from-behind victories by the Nationals over New York this weekend.

    Hudson June 18, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Sorry, I don’t usually post in the Yanks game thread after a loss, but…
    Ortiz is BETTER at first than Giambi, sorry, he is.

    LocklandSF June 18, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Papi homers!!

    Tom sf June 18, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • jesus, you SFs are freaking rabid today. you just got swept by the twins. relax.

    tom yf June 18, 2006, 11:49 pm

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