If He Hollers: Yanks-Tigers Gamer III

If you shave a tiger, you would see that the stripes go through all the way to the skin, not that I recommend shaving tigers.  Detroit showed its stripes last night, waiting until the final out of the ninth to take the lead off of Scott Proctor on a three-run homer by Craig Monroe.  New York had no answer in their half of the frame and lost the game.  Joe Torre double-dipped Proctor, though to be fair he threw only one pitch in the first game of the double header.

Randy Johnson, who pitched a complete game loss to Seattle last Thursday, takes the mound for New York.  I attended that game, and it was the second time I have had the opportunity to Johnson live.  It’s amazing how short he makes everybody else look.

Jeremy Bonderman throws for Detroit today and is winless since July 24th, suffering two losses and four no-decisions since his last victory.  The battle for a split starts at one o’clock.  Line-ups are in the extended (thanks to Peter Abraham).  Here’s your place to comment on today’s game.

Ivan Rodriguez C .297
Craig Monroe DH .273
Marcus Thames LF .270
Magglio Ordonez RF .288
Carlos Guillen 1B .311
Neifi Perez SS .172
Brandon Inge 3B .248
Curtis Granderson CF .262
Omar Infante 2B .285

Johnny Damon DH .297
Derek Jeter SS .339
Bobby Abreu RF .355
Jorge Posada C .271
Alex Rodriguez 3B .275
Robinson Cano 2B .332
Bernie Williams CF .283
Aaron Guiel 1B .233
Melky Cabrera LF .285

171 comments… add one
  • Good God, why is Bernie in CF? Again??!?!

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 1:07 pm
  • Damon singles to lead things off. Hit-and-run single by Jeter advances Damon to third.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 1:18 pm
  • C’mon Cano

    Bozo August 31, 2006, 1:27 pm
  • LOB-fest is off to a roaring start, I see?
    Was Arod’s pop up on the first pitch again?

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • No. It was the second or third.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • So is that 8 total LOB in the first inning?

    Bozo August 31, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • Blech. Such a promising inning… and nada to show for it.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:31 pm
  • But nobody did anything. Abreu popped it to third base and Bernie struck out at a pitch on the floor. Magglio Ordonez just smashed a solo shot to lead off the 2nd.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:31 pm
  • Bad Randy.
    At least it was a solo shot.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • I think that was Cano who K’ed.

    Bozo August 31, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • Bernie stuck out to end the inning? On gamecenter, it said Cano… which would make far more sense. #6 hitter should be Cano.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:35 pm
  • Bad Randy rears his ugly head..and boy, is it ugly….

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 1:35 pm
  • So now Randy gets the next two outs no problem and then Brandon Inge works him until Randy loses control and hits him with a slider in the foot.
    Can Randy pitch with a person on base?

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:35 pm
  • Cano. Sorry. Was handling a phone solicitation. My apologies to the entire Classical Guitar community.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • We’re about to find out….

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • OK, why is the man who leads the league in Ks having an 8-pitch AB? Isn’t that illegal or something?

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 1:39 pm
  • Well, the difference between old Randy and new Randy remains:
    Lefty, down 1-2, Granderson (who bats .212 against lefties) fouls 3 off and now works another ball for a 2-2.
    Finally Randy gets him on the slider low and outside.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:39 pm
  • Huzzah. Granderson k’s, albeit after a tough AB.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:39 pm
  • Now why couldn’t Scotty do that to him last night? *weep*

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • “OK, why is the man who leads the league in Ks having an 8-pitch AB? Isn’t that illegal or something?”
    This same man worked a walk from Proctor last night, and since I watched that plate appearance I can honestly say he worked that walk. Proctor may not be the crown prince of control, but Granderson fouled off several pitches and eyeballed at least one other close one.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:41 pm
  • Bernie Williams against Bonderman. This seems like a recipe for failure. Of course, Giambi is gimpy so this may be more necessity than choice.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • Uggg. Mariano AND Giambi had MRIs.
    I don’t like that, though early analysis of Mo’s is neg. for structural damage.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:44 pm
  • Giambi has a sore wrist. Mo, a sore elbow.
    Me? A sore stomach.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:45 pm
  • Melky prolongs the inning!

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:45 pm
  • single past the short stop.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:46 pm
  • Yay, Melky! Make him work.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:46 pm
  • “prolongs”? Hehehe…you make it sound like torture. Which hopefully it will be, for Bonderman.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • Damon works a 3-0. Then took strike one, was completely fooled by strike 2, fouls off the next pitch and finally, breaks his bat on a soft blooping line drive to the SS.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:48 pm
  • Damn. Damon puts a good AB on him but lines out to SS.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:48 pm
  • Gah…at least Bonderman is up to 40 pitches after 2 IP. Hopefully the Yanks will start doing something with those pitches soon.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • The thing that we haven’t seen this series yet is Zumaya. He was held out of yesterday’s games since they used their “losing situation” bullpen.
    It isn’t enough to knock Bonderman out on pitches alone, we need runs!

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • Heh, Walein, who is actually *watching* the game, is probably the better guy to track the game. Gamecenter makes the AB look pretty good (7 pitch AB, ends in lineout). But it wasn’t really that good.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • It’s true, I am watching the game…but Dad called, sort of took me away from the game. I missed Rnady’s last at bat. Abreu!!!!! Opposite field stand up double.

    walein August 31, 2006, 1:59 pm
  • I like doubles.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • Thames mis-played it because he was obviously not exactly sure where the wall out in left was.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • Nice job by Jorge there….grrr.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • Uh…Thames used to play FOR the Yanks, he *should* know where the wall is!

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • A Rod with the monster BLOOP single!!!! Abreu scored.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • YM. I think they move the wall back and forth daily. ;)

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:02 pm

    YFinBeantown August 31, 2006, 2:02 pm
  • Hooray!!!! Arod says “clutch this!” :)

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • Rodriguez steals second.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:03 pm

    YFinBeantown August 31, 2006, 2:04 pm
  • Sadly Robi is not….

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:05 pm
  • Why was he swinging 3-0 anyway? Meh.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • Robi needs a situational hitting lesson. He’s got a little Soriano in him…

    YFinBeantown August 31, 2006, 2:09 pm
  • Not sure. I’m hoping that in the future, after 3-0, Don Mattingly will come out to the batter’s box and tell Cano to let the 3-0 pitch go.
    I have a feeling that Robi was sooo lost in his previous at bat that he was hoping for a guarenteed strike pitch.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:09 pm
  • Can Randy do it 1-2-3?

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:10 pm
  • Nice!!! Randy throws the high cheese (very high and on the outside of the plate) and gets Guillen to swing away and look foolish for his 4th K in as many innings.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Yes he can!

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Walein, was Cano’s FC a baserunning mistake by Arod, or would they have gotten Robi at first anyway?

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:12 pm
  • Williams swings at the first pitch, low/inside/dirt ball. Takes the second pitch, a two seamer on the outer half of the plate, for a double bounce ride to SS and is retired.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:14 pm
  • Robi would have been out by 10 steps.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:14 pm
  • It was a routine grounder to the short stop, A Rod just happened into Perez’ radius right when he was going to throw Cano out to first.
    Another 2 out hit from Cabrera. I don’t imagine Guiel will be on base this game (he struck out).

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:16 pm
  • Gotcha.
    Bottom of the order today = black hole (except for the Melk).

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:16 pm
  • The 0-2 pitch very close on the inside of the plate. Bonderman is pissed…but it wasn’t a strike.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:18 pm
  • 2-out rally! Come on, Captain!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • Jeter takes the first pitch low and inside, fastball for a ball.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • Same pitch for ball 2. The catcher is now trying to frame things, and pause to make it seem like they’re being squeezed–which they aren’t. Pitching coach comes to the mound to give them warm milk and a massage so that their feelings don’t get too hurt.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • 3rd pitch, 2 seamer that rises inside on Jeter, he fouls it off an back. 2-1.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • No cookies? Can’t do milk without cookies, that’s in the law somewhere.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • next pitch tails way inside. 3-1.
    Comes back with another inside pitch. But he isn’t getting that call–and he shouldn’t (it’s about 3 inches off the plate). Bases loaded for Bobby A.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • 1st pitch, High breaking thing that didn’t break much. 1-0.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • I predict another ‘bases left loaded’…

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:25 pm
  • Second pitch, breaking that does get the inside of plate. 1-1.
    Next pitch, Bobby says HERE IS YOUR ROPE SINGLE!!!! Two runs score–2 Out Rally! Jeter takes third, safe on a slide in!!!
    Man…I have a huge man-crush on Abreu.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:25 pm
  • Yeah!! WTG, Bobby!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 2:26 pm
  • ….ask me for advice on the stock market!

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:26 pm
  • Abreu roped a two seamer on the inner heart of the palte out to right field. Posada grounds the second pitch to the first baseman, inning over.
    Good inning for the Yanks.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:26 pm
  • Got to make some food. Be back ina few.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • Was that hit hard by Arod or was it a bloop?

    Bozo August 31, 2006, 2:36 pm
  • Well, since it’s a double….probably not a bloop.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • Heh, doubles can be bloops (Posada’s game typing “double” in the ’03 ALCS, anyone?).
    But I’ll think of it as a line drive until someone who was watching the game on TV says otherwise :)

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • Can’t seem to post anymore.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:40 pm
  • The good folks at the Banter say it was a single and a hustle.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:41 pm
  • The Ghost of Bernie haunts Bonderman! RBI single, 4-1 Yanks!
    Guiel GIDP to end the inning.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 2:45 pm
  • Infante hits an 0-2 homerun. Jesus!

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • A man with 2 (now 3) HRs on the year takes RJ deep. Sigh.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Jeter with a great play.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:48 pm
  • Did anyone else notice that the ESPN announcers were praising Bobby Abreu for his “good judgment” and “great jump” by scoring from second on A-Rod’s bloop single?
    No mention at all that with two outs, Abreu was running on contact because if the bloop was caught the inning would have been over. In fact, one of the announcers actually said, “A great jump because the ball fell in. If it had been caught, it would have been a colossal baserunning error.”
    Um, no, guys. It wouldn’t have. Do the ESPN announcers even pay attention to the game they’re calling?

    Paul SF August 31, 2006, 2:48 pm
  • Paul, who’s doing the ESPN game today? If it’s anyone other than Miller, the answer is no.

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • Strike Monroe out.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • The same can be said of the YES crew at times. During last night’s game (8th inning), Kay mentioned the Yankee outfield was playing shallow and that the weak (singular) arm was in CF, Damon, with strong arms in LF and RF, Melky & Abreu.
    Except Abreu wasn’t playing. Bernie was in RF.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • Randy’s only given up 2 hits but both have been solo HRs. That bothers me for some reason…

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 2:51 pm
  • I have to say YM. For me that’s a fine sign. He throws hard and he gets hit hard when the ball stays up and/or right over the heart of the plate. Everything else has been poorly hit.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:53 pm
  • Why can’t I put a little dialogue I put together on here? It keeps spam blocking me.

    walein August 31, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • It was Buck Martinez and the guy who’s usually with him. Can’t remember the other guy’s name though…

    Paul SF August 31, 2006, 2:59 pm
  • Randy does seem to be pitching pretty well. He’s certainly throwing strikes, which pleases me.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:00 pm
  • Melkster pops out. Damon singles to CF. Man, he’s been good. Jeter walks.
    11 hits so far off of Bonderman. Wow. Almost all singles, hence only 4 runs. But the way he’s going he won’t last much longer. And hopefully it’ll be more than 4 runs.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:02 pm
  • Bonderman is out. Walks Jeter, after Damon steals second on a hit and run. I love them stealing on I Rod because it will make him call more and more fastballs (the Ivan Heal I call it).
    Now Bobby Abreu will face off against the lefty Walker.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:03 pm
  • Heh. Jamie Walker relieves Jeremy Bonderman…
    There ya go. Damon stole second before the Jeter walk, apparently. Two steals off Pudge. I guess he’s finally slipping.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • First pitch, Abreu pops out, Inge made a great catch over5 the camera box in foul territory. Damn.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • The knock on I Rod over the years Rob is that he’s sacrificed smart pitches in order to get better pitches to throw out runners. Suppossedly Kenny Rogers or someone had it out with him about 2-3 years ago.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • Abreu swinging at the first pitch… how odd is THAT? Oh well. Come on, Jorge!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • Walein,
    Well, I mean… Kenny Rogers?

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:06 pm
  • 74 pitches for RJ coming into the 7th. Ordonez and Guillen coming up. Dangerous hitters. Hopefully he gets through that.
    The problem, of course, is no Mo. Proctor probably *should* be off-limits as well, but he’s EDSP, so he’ll probably pitch. Farnsworth is supposedly the closer, right?
    I’d like to see (figuratively) Dotel in this game.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:10 pm
  • Yeah. But I think it was SI and ESPN mags who did do a whole piece about I Rod. It was a debunking of the myth of how good a catcher he was. They were saying his game calling and handling of young pitchers was really bad and that it seemed to be all about him keeping up this mystique of being unable to steal off of.
    I’m not saying he isn’t one of the best catchers.
    Just saying–I think he’s a good catcher to take chances on.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:11 pm
  • Excellent. Ordonez and Guillen both fly out to CF. That leaves Neifi Perez.
    I’m sure Leyland is a solid manager overall, but WTF?

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • If Randy can keep this up…I’ll let him go to 115 pitches.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • Leyland loves to flip the lineup around on the daily.
    He’s into that.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:13 pm
  • Well, he’s only thrown 82. If he gets through the 8th looking good and still under 100… I’d probably run him back out there.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • Leyland doesn’t want to be here anymore. Ihave to say that’s hilarious. They just showed him going crazy on them, then Kate Smith starts singing GodBless America, Leyland takes his hat off, they stop, the moment the song ends, he puts his hat back on and starts going crazy on the Umps again.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • Paul O’Neill was talking about how well he hit when Rod was catching, especially if there was a runner on first who could possibly steal. He said Rod was so hung up and getting guys to steal so he could throw them out that he always knew he could look for fastballs in those situations,

    Jay August 31, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • A Rod with INSURANCE!!!!!! Awesome shot. Mile high, over theh left field wall.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:17 pm

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:18 pm
  • Thames having issues, loses a pop up down the line, in the sun, and cano takes it to second base with his bad self.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:19 pm
  • A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YFinBeantown August 31, 2006, 3:20 pm
  • Not a good day at the plate for Robbie, but he gets a double anyway. Love it.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:20 pm
  • By the way. If you haven’t read the article about A Rod in the village voice you should.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:20 pm
  • I think you can get the link on deadspin…or at the village voice.com

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • Bernie with a RBI single. 6-2. Maybe we can get one more and let Randy give the bullpen the night off.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • Read it. It glosses over some negatives, but overall I agree with it.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • Nice. Way to go, Bernie (he’s now Bernie instead of the Ghost of Bernie because Walker was pitching)!!!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • JT
    Randy’s got some fire in him today.
    The tall guy?
    Yeah. He must be pretty angry to be throwing like that.
    Yeah, I kicked that Giraffe in the stomach earlier.
    Why’d you do that?
    Thought he was a giraffe.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Guiel does what he does best…Hit into a DP. Cabrera follows that up with a ground out to Nefi.
    Good inning for the Yankees though. A Rod finnaly gets a curtain call at a time when it seems like the Yankee fans are going to let up on him (until the post season).

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • So I wonder ewhat caused the mass change of heart among the Stadium faithful? Did A-Rod become so pitiful that fans felt guilty, fearing they had done it? Did they get tired of booing him? Had they mistaken him for someone else?

    Paul SF August 31, 2006, 3:30 pm
  • In fairness to Guiel, his use is to hit RHP. He was left in to face LHP because the Yanks already have a good lead. Otherwise Wilson would’ve PH.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:30 pm
  • I admit his struggles got to the point where I felt pity.
    I’ve never really liked ARod all that much, honestly, but I have to admit that I respect the way he’s handled the crap he’s taken.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • Well, this past slump has been so bad that it isn’t fun anymore, also, the Yankees seem to be in a good place right now (in terms of security), so fans are letting off.
    Also, the Sox friendly NY media has taken a break, beating the dead horse, and the backlash to that has begun. The Voice article gives a very interesting background and analysis of it all.
    No, I don’t work for the voice. I just really like the article.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • RJ through 8 on 92 pitches. CG, baby.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • In the article he draws parallels to how viciously unfair the new york fans were to Mantle for his first three seasons–when he had won MVPs, etc…

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • This, btw, is why I fear Detroit less than any other playoff contender (White Sox, Twins, even Oakland).

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • I have to tell you Rob. If Detroit gets a lead on us…they have the bext bullpen (minus the closer). Their starting pitching is alot more consistent than our own. I’m still pretty fearful (except the Angels that just seem to have our #)

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • I’m soooooo happy the Angels look out of it. Sure, it’s *possible* they could catch the As, but highly unlikely.
    The Tigers are a good team, don’t get me wrong, but I just like the way the Yanks match up.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:38 pm
  • Jeter walks. 2-0 on *the eye*

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • I think you’re right Rob. However, having seen a bit of Rodney and Zumaya out of their bullpen…those guys are so good. Abreu steps out of the box, before the pitch comes in, and Jeter takes 2nd on I Rod easily.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • Yet another steal off of Pudge. I LOVE it. 3-1 now.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • Walein, that latest Gator conversation is really funny. Do you keep an archive of those?

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • I don’t. But I should.
    Abreu has a ground single taken away by a good play by guillen and good coverage by Miner at first. Shoot!

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:42 pm
  • I need this game to get going now so that I can get something a little more “productive” done today.
    So far my list of productivity today 8/31/06:
    1) Shaved and showered.
    2) Dressed.
    3) Took some garbage out.
    4) Typed quite a bit on the internets.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • Just heard on the radio that Boston is dealing Wells to San Diego. Don’t know the details yet.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:45 pm
  • Yeah. They’re getting some young third baseman it looks like.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • Apparently they’re trying to get a catching prospect (to make up for panicking and giving away Bard).
    On to the 9th. Close it out, RJ!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • Yeah, that’s the way to start it off, RJ. A four pitch walk, with Thames coming up next.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:48 pm
  • The ump will not give that outside strike call. But it isn’t a strike Randy!!!! Pitch the ball over…7 straight balls. Finally. 3-1. Let’s go Rnady.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • Full count. Cmon, Randy. Rear back and blow this guy away.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • fouls off the next 3-2 to Thames.
    I’ll take a DP or a k right now.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • Breaking pitch fouled up third. Reset the payoff: popped back.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • Rnady slowing it down. thames slowing it down. Home run. Fuck!

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • Ugh. 2 run homer for Thames.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • See, now, that’s what I was worried about.
    Lucky for us, ARod was “padding his stats” earlier.
    Get Farns up.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • I’m out. That made me angry.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:53 pm
  • JT a little slow with the hook. Mo to put it away.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • WTF? Mariano?!?!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • I guess Mo’s arm isn’t bothering him that much. If he was available, I wonder why he wasn’t in after the first batter?

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • Have a good one.

    walein August 31, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • I’m so confuzzled. I thought Mo was unavailable due to his elbow.
    Well, good… Mo will get this done. I just hope he’s really healthy. We must have him healthy for Oct.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • Non-save situation I guess?

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • By Walein. You should stay and watch Mo. Forget productivity.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • Bye rather.
    Productivity is a highly subjective statistic.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • Ordonez doubles off the wall. What is it with the Tigers and their ninth inning hijinks?

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • He left b/c he was mad. Don’t go away mad, Walein!
    In Mo we trust.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • Oh shit. Double.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • damn it.

    YFinBeantown August 31, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • Guillen with a roller to third; out 6-3. Ordonez has to hold.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • And Mo gets an out (best hitter in the Tigers lineup, too). Now there is a HUGE dropoff.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • ok, guillen grounds out to ARod. one away.

    YFinBeantown August 31, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Casey PH for Perez. Ok, not as huge a dropoff now, but still…

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 4:01 pm
  • Comebacker for two outs. Inge up.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 4:01 pm
  • two down.

    YFinBeantown August 31, 2006, 4:01 pm
  • Casey grounds back to Mo. Ordonez to 3rd, 2 outs.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Casey got all of that 0-1. Lucky he pulled it. It was belt high in.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • That 1-2 looked mighty good. about 3 inches in from the overhead shot.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 4:03 pm
  • Based on gamecenter’s pitch location thingy (which I doubt is all that reliable), it looks like Mo is leave pitches out over…

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 4:04 pm
  • Posada grabs the ball in front of the plate, throws to first and ends the game. Randy wins game number 15.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 4:04 pm
  • Ballgame. Annoying that it required Mo, but it’s a win. Yay.
    As if we didn’t already know it, RJ really is a 90-100 pitch pitcher at this point…

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • The pitch to Casey was a mistake that he got away with. Other than that, he looked pretty good. I didn’t see the location on the Ordonez double.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • hey, 2 of 3 from the tigers – not a bad series.

    YFinBeantown August 31, 2006, 4:08 pm
  • Nope, solid stuff. Hopefully 2 of 3 from Minny… and so on and so forth.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 31, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • And 5-2 on the season. I like.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 4:11 pm
  • Once again, thank jebus for Mr. Rivera! Guess that elbow was OK after all…..rather not see him in there but oh well,
    Also thank jebus for Arod’s “stat padding”!

    yankeemonkey August 31, 2006, 4:14 pm
  • I hope he continues padding his stats against the Twins. They are the team that I am worried about most in a short series come October.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2006, 4:26 pm

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