Hot Town, Summer In The City: PaleSox-Yanks Gamer IX

Whether it is the fact that he always gets better in the heat of July, or that pitchers are letting up after facing ARod, Hideki Matsui is absolutely torrid right now, with seven home runs in his last 11 games to accompany a .386 batting average in his current hitting streak over that stretch.  Then again, just about everyone was killing the ball last night, the end result when combined with losses by Clevland and Seattle saw the Yankees end the month three out of the wild card and closing.

Hopefully ARod will shake the numerical curiosity looming around him for the past week and join in on the fun tonight as John Danks, who has given up 19 four-baggers on the year, takes the mound for Chicago.  Hitless last night, ARod was robbed of a double by Jermaine Dye who made a spectacular, painful-looking running grab, crashing into the right field wall.  Alex went 0-4 against Danks on May 16th when the young lefty won the game for Chicago allowing two runs on seven hits over six and a third.  Andy Pettitte is on the mound for New York in a battle of pitchers with identical records.

Johnny Damon gets the night off as Shelley Duncan will DH against the southpaw.   It’s 92 degrees in the Bronx and game time is in 30 minutes; how about another spoonful of what we drank last night?  Lovin’ it. Lineups in the extended; comment away.

White Sox
J. Owens CF .247/.293/.286
J. Fields 3B .244/.307/.420
J. Thome DH .273/.430/.515
P. Konerko 1B .267/.360/.509
A. Pierzynski C .264/.308/.385
J. Dye RF .232/.292/.461
S. Podsednik LF .250/.314/.354
J. Uribe SS .218/.271/.342
A. Gonzalez 2B .223/.336/.330
M. Cabrera CF .290/.347/.416
D. Jeter SS .330/.399/.455
B. Abreu RF .275/.354/.410
A. Rodriguez 3B .298/.408/.632
H. Matsui LF .293/.368/.528
J. Posada C .339/.418/.532
R. Cano 2B .300/.339/.466
A. Phillips 1B .255/.310/.321
S. Duncan DH .286/.375/.857
31 comments… add one
  • Danks is a lefty, which is like kryptonite for these Bombers. I hope they break the pattern.

    Nick-YF August 1, 2007, 6:43 pm
  • I thought it was lefties on the road that killed them, and that they had better numbers against lefties at home.

    yankees76 August 1, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Borderline pick-off move/balk by Danks.

    walein August 1, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • It must be strange to have the entire stadium ooing and ahhing your every swing. A Rod pops out to left.

    walein August 1, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • It must be strange to be Brian Cashman right now, watching Jorge help carry the team to victories, and adding millions to his next contract ….

    yankees76 August 1, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Once again, being on the west coast, watching this game thru the WGN WhiteSox broadcast, is pretty brutal. If you listen to these guys it’s hard to believe that the WhiteSox have ever lost a game.

    walein August 1, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Yanks are smashing again, as they’re up 6-1. 3 HR’s, another one from Duncan. Maybe the Spencer comparisons aren’t that off.
    I like how we keep running up that “expected win-loss” though. Too bad you can only win games one at a time. Let’s just hope this is more consistent..

    Lar August 1, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Finally sitting down to watch the game. Scary stuff to walk into; Konerko walks and loads the bases with two away to AJ. NY should have signed michael barrett for just such a development.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • AJ pops out to end the CWS fifth. Here comes ARod.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Andy not sharp again. He’s been scuffling a lot this season.

    Nick-YF August 1, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • Danks out. Boone Logan on to face Alex.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • ARod takes a strike, then grounds out 6-3.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Matsui lines out to right. Hard shot.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Jeter takes one over the fence to right to make it 7-1 Yanks.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Abreu draws a walk to bring ARod to the plate with one away in the seventh.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Captain, my Captain!
    for future searches of the site. I am indeed deifying the glorious inimitable Derek Jeter!

    Nick-YF August 1, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain oh captain
    just doing my part

    dc August 1, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • The first pitch is way outside. The 1-0 is cut on and fouled back; good pitch to send but he was under it. The 1-1 is taken low. The 2-1: fastball low. 3-1: inside corner cut on and pulled foul the ground. Loud LET’S GO AROD chants. Full count grounded to third and thrown to first for the second out as Abreu advances to second.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Posada goes yard for the second time on the night to lead off bottom of eight off Haeger.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Now Haeger hits Cano with a knuckleball and Haeger gets ejected. Weird.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • a knuckle bean ball seems almost humane.

    Nick-YF August 1, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • The WGN announcers are calling for the Umpires head. Quotes from the announcers in no particular order:
    “You know what? HE should be fined not Haeger!”
    “In days past Ozzie would bring somebody in saying ‘you wanna see someone get hit on purpose?'”
    “He had a terrible night last night and he’s having a terrible one again today.”
    “That’s a disgrace.”
    “It’s embarrassing. I’m embarrassed for him.”

    walein August 1, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Frankly, Sox fans should be glad they got Haeger out of the game when they did.

    walein August 1, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Do the ChiSox always use 7 pitchers every game? The days of the post-season complete game run are long gone. Wow.

    Nick-YF August 1, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Joba just pitched an inning of relief at AA Trenton: 0 hits 0 runs 0 BB, 2Ks

    J August 1, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • The Rangers go up by 1 and are threatening more in the 10th against the Indians. The funny thing is that Texas doesn’t have Gagne to close, which makes this truly a nail-biter. Go Rangers!

    Nick-YF August 1, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Texas goes up 8-6 in the top of the tenth against the Tribe on singles by Young and Saltalamacchia who says “Tex this!”

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Unfortunately, Seattle is leading the Halos 3-0.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • now 9-6. They’re playing like they feel guilty for being so goddam stingy during the Gagne trade talks!

    Nick-YF August 1, 2007, 10:50 pm
  • Or should that be fortunately.. wc rooting is so confusing.

    attackgerbil August 1, 2007, 10:50 pm
  • Halos score three in the top of the ninth to tie the game and retire the side in order in the bottom half of the frame to go extra.

    attackgerbil August 2, 2007, 1:08 am

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