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Groove On: Yanks-O’s Gamer

What a great game by Pettitte last night. The Yankees are putting a nice stretch together since the Texas series. Tonight, AJ Burnett is on the mound for the Yankees, who face Damon Hernandez for the Orioles. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .334
J. Damon dh .289
M. Teixeira 1b .283
A. Rodriguez 3b .270
J. Posada c .278
R. Cano 2b .316
N. Swisher lf .248
E. Hinske rf .240
M. Cabrera cf .270
A.J. Burnett 4.10
 
Baltimore
B. Roberts 2b .285
F. Pie lf .272
A. Jones cf .279
N. Markakis rf .304
N. Reimold dh .268
L. Scott 1b .264
M. Mora 3b .257
M. Wieters c .267
C. Izturis ss .260
D. Hernandez 4.24

68 replies on “Groove On: Yanks-O’s Gamer”

AJ gives up a solo HR, because he sucks, but the real story is as FELIX PIE (the power threat that HE is) is running around the bases AJ points at him and with a disgusted look on his face says…”this motherfucker???” I.E., I cannot believe I gave up a HR to this loser…
O’s bench didn’t like it…
They are rocking AJ. He sucks.
0-1

AJ gets out of it only giving up 1 run…they all hit him HARD though. I believe it’s because he completely sucks. That’s my theory.

oh, hey there Krueg. The worst part about the Yankees winning (you know, other than the Yankees winning) is that I miss your rants.

Hey guys. Kr,did AJ do that after the home run?I was setting up the computer and didn’t see,just heard. And the bad thing for the not Yankees fans is that they can’t even celebrate when we start losing, the offense comes right back ;)

I’ll look for it later when I watch the rerun.
Looks like if AJ doesn’t start to strikeout guys soon he’ll get hit all night long by this joke team.See? Another hit. He should have had a class with Andy from last night.

He just looks awful…he needs to get it together before the playoffs start. At this point I don’t want him starting ANY big games.

I think we’re going to be OK, although this is a sloppy game, but AJ is starting to worry me. He is not right.

AJ doesn’t cover 1st…single. Tex knocks it down, scrambles, makes the flip AND…no one is there.
He is really starting to piss me off now.

…another single. 1st and 2nd, no outs. AJ going to give it right back. Come on dude. Are you really this bad???

I don’t know what is funnier: AJ’s reaction to the Pie HR or Jorge mistakenly thinking he struck out and then hitting a HR two pitches later.
As for AJ’s pitching tonight, it is not at all funny.

5-6. Get him out Joe. He’s done. I cannot believe what I am watching. Just a pathetic shell of a pitcher. Atrocious.

A-Rod is sooooo much more likely to make an error on a routine throw to first when he takes his time and airs it then when he is forced to make a great play and throw off balance or under pressure. Totally reminiscent of Redford’s Sundance Kid in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when he can only hit a target when he is moving.
Time to see if Marte can bring that ERA back to single digits. One quick out…

What the HELL was Cano doing there?!?!?! He is very lucky he made that circus catch. Hinske was standing right there calling him off and Cano decides that an over the shoulder arm fully extended catch is what is called for?? This is just an ugly game in every way except for the Yank bats. AJ was missing the zone by feet and the D has been alternatung between stellar and really sloppy.

SWISH BOMB!!!! 8-6!!!
This game is like…a rollercoaster baby, baby…I wanna ride…

Swisher with his second go-ahead HR in 2 days! Awesome. And he is so much more affordable than…oh forget it.

Even without the help of Yankee Stadium, the Yankees would probably still be leading the majors in HRs. Kind of puts a damper on the ‘joke ballpark’ angle, as much of the reason for the increase in dingers is the Yankees’ much-improved lineup.

I’m literally rooting against Jeter getting too many hits (as long as they can still hold this lead) as I want the Yankee hits record to come at YS next week and to be there for it. Love Gehrig more than any other player but if the record’s gotta fall, Jeter is a great one to do it.

Great catch by Swisher, who has played well in left and right tonight. Not every team can be so lucky…

He’s 9 away from tying Gehrig with the rest of this game plus 5 more before returning to NY on Monday. It’s very conceivable that he’ll be on the brink on Mon or Tues. If so, I’ll go to both if I have to. That’s one record I’d like to be there for.

Nice catch by Jorge. On to the 9th. Just think, if we add 5 more runs to this lead then Joe can put in Bruney just long enough for the O’s to get within striking distance.

Yeah Andrew – it seems every year he breaks one of his own records. This year it is his streak of converted saves.
And the O’s get a man on…

He already set it — it was 30 I think but have to check. He’s at 34 now – and counting.
CC tomorrow. Finish the sweep!!!

Ah,feels good to breathe the cleaner air here on top,thank you Yankees.Not AJ.Bullpen did their job well,a relief(no pun intended) after a meltdown.And Texas is winning the second game of the day against Toronto! Same score of the first so far. Jays suck. Devil Rays too.

Great win considering AJ was flat out awful. The offense is clicking and the bullpen seems to get more reliable daily.
As for AJ, that was a d@ck move. To throw your hands up and say “this f@cking guy” is flat out wrong. I’m sure it’s frustrating being winless over the past 5 weeks but that’s unacceptable. You just don’t show guys up like that. With that said, all world offense or not without him being “right” come playoff time the Yankees are in trouble. Eiland and Girardi need to right the AJ ship ASAP.

Does anyone have a video of what Burnett did? The vids on mlb.com don’t show it.
In Burnett’s defense, it’s crazy when guys like Felix Pie are hitting opposite-field homers.
Posada losing the count twice was amusing. Must have been preoccupied thinking of what pitches to call.

I doubt they’ll show the replay Ath, he CLEARLY says, “…this motherfucker?” I mean, an 8 year old could read his lips…

Ath, just turn on SportsCenter, they have showed it about 20 times since last night. It’s in their highlight reel from the game.

I missed the 1st inning, so I didn’t see that. Totally bush league by AJ there.
And, maybe he’s surprised, but Pie always had power. It’s just that he makes Cano look patient.

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