Hey, Let’s Go Bowling! Mariners-Yanks Gamer IX

Okay, maybe a bit premature, but how does one stay optimistic about the playoffs when the Yankees can only muster one run against their chief competitor for the WC after losing two games out of three to the worst team in the majors, compounded by the fact that Rocket’s elbow may have been grounded by NASA?

Update: “Clemens thought the elbow problem stemmed from a blister on his foot that caused him to alter his mechanics.” Sing along with me.. The foot bone’s connected to the…funny bone.

Lineups follow, comment away.

I. Suzuki cf .353
J. Vidro dh .312
J. Guillen rf .289
R. Ibanez lf .281
A. Beltre 3b .280
B. Broussard 1b .294
K. Johjima c .289
J. Lopez 2b .264
Y. Betancourt ss .287

H. Ramirez lhp 6.55

NY Yankees
M. Cabrera cf .295
D. Jeter ss .322
B. Abreu rf .282
A. Rodriguez 3b .308
J. Posada c .331
H. Matsui lf .298
S. Duncan dh .280
R. Cano 2b .298
W. Betemit 1b .184

C. Wang rhp 3.79

22 comments… add one
  • Pitchers?

    Lar September 4, 2007, 6:57 pm
  • Horacio Ramirez vs. Chien-Ming Wang.
    Sorry about the lazy post.. still working. Feverishly trying to adapt code on a couple of servers to be php 5 compatible prior to an ISP switchover. GAH.

    attackgerbil September 4, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • Link to the article on Roger’s elbow and the coming cortisone shot.

    attackgerbil September 4, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • Ramirez, a worse-than-mediocre lefty is 2-0 lifetime against NY with a .63 ERA. DOUBLE GAH!!

    attackgerbil September 4, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • To be fair, I was lazy in looking them up, that’s why I asked. =)
    Okay, time to hit the gym so I can watch (parts of) the game. Goooo Yankees!

    Lar September 4, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • Is there going to be a Sox game thread? Or are we supposed to troll?

    rootbeerfloat September 4, 2007, 7:08 pm
  • Is there going to be a Sox game thread? Or are we supposed to troll?
    1. Yes.
    2. Is that rhetorical?

    attackgerbil September 4, 2007, 7:09 pm
  • Well, I like to think trolling is an option, not a requirement… :)

    rootbeerfloat September 4, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • :) trolling, when done well, is always appreciated, at least by me.

    attackgerbil September 4, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • What happened to the “best offense in baseball”? Wang is keeping us in the game, but this one run per game isn’t going to help..

    Lar September 4, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • ARod makes it a 2-0 game. MVP?

    Lar September 4, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Haven’t been able to comment, but watching. That Alex homer was an absolute monster shot. Wow. Upper deck in left. dont see that much.
    Beltre just made it 4-1.

    YF September 4, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • HR Abreu, single to left A-Rod, now Jorge’s turn.
    Squirrel back again tonight, it’s turning into our Rally Monkey.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 4, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • OH SH*T!!!!

    John - YF (Trisk) September 4, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • Phewwww ok we can breathe!

    John - YF (Trisk) September 4, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • HE’S UP. THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YF September 4, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Christ, the season looked like it was right out the window there. Season? Try seasons? How can we not extend this guy…..

    YF September 4, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Dunc-aroo! 7-1.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 4, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Well this thing turned into a blowout quickly. Can’t say it’s great to have Minky back on the roster, tho.
    Was surprised Wang went back out there. After a groundout and a couple of conferences, he takes the bench for the Viz.

    YF September 4, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Yet another “lucky start” from Wang. He’s on quite a lucky streak of 2.5 years now. He shoulda bought a Mega Millions ticket last week.

    Sam-YF September 5, 2007, 12:09 am
  • Ya, seriously. Some people just have all the luck!
    Better luck than skill!

    Lar September 5, 2007, 12:11 am
  • “…how does one stay optimistic about the playoffs when the Yankees can only muster one run…”
    …when they score double-digits the very next game…that’s how…no, seriously ag, i’m with you…every time i get a little excited about the yankee chances, they let me down…i saw it coming…last week i said the yanks would probably sweep the sox, then lose 3 to the mariners…that’s the kind of year it’s been…well, my aim was off [2 of the loses being to tb], but for all practical purposes i got it right…i could just scream…

    dc September 5, 2007, 7:29 am

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