Iggy Time: M’s-Yanks Gamer I

It’s a beautiful Friday night in the big city; the streets are full of happy New Yorkers enjoying a spring evening. In the Bronx, Iggy Igawa goes for his second consecutive quality start against the visiting Mariners of Seattle. They throw Cha Seung Baek (0-0, 4.22). Chat about it all right here….

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  • 1 up 1 down. Sayonara to Ichiro!

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • And now trouble: 1-2 meatball pegged up the left field line for a grd.
    Vidro flies to deep center, advancing Beltre. 2 out for ibanez.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Nice play by Robi ranging far to his left and then spinning on the throw to first to nail ibanez, end the inning, no damage. quick innning for iggy, no walks, low pitch count, lots of strikes. not bad.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Damon rips what looked like a slider through the infield to right. Way to get things going.
    On comes Jeter, with his 20 game hit streak.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Jeter just misses a 3-2 pitch, after fouling back a 3-1 meatball. Ichiro tracks it down on the warning track in right center and Damon, who was running, retreats to first.
    But Abreu follows with one to the same territory, but a lower trajectory and Ichiro has not shot. Takes a bounce into the black and it’s a grd, damon to third.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • I hope that double is indicitive of Bobby getting his stroke back.

    bloodyank78 May 4, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • Alex golfs a low one out to short on 2 hops, diving grab from betancourt (nice) but the run scores, and abreu is ahead of his throw to third. alex safe at first with the infield single.
    matsui on, with the yanks up 1-0.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Baek having all kinds of problems here, almost hits Matsui in the feet. Yanks really need to cash in while they can.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Matsui walks to load ’em up for Jorge.
    Only out so far is the fly to the track by Jeter
    Baek gets a visit. “Don’t screw up!”

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • Nice!! Two runs!

    bloodyank78 May 4, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Jorge sneaks one through the right side! Abreu scores and Alex slides in right behind him! Matsui to third. JORGE! 3-0

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Cano strokes a double to right. Matsui in, Jorge to third. 4-0. Baek not fooling anyone. Again, the only out was a shot to the warning track. Gets easier now though.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • sigh
    A crappy non-prospect making his third start of the year against the Yankees in the Stadium. Two straight 1-2 basehits. Gonna be a fun night for you guys.

    desturbd1 May 4, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • We could use a nice low-stress beatdown tonight. Another one here would help if Melkman can get it out of the infield.

    Michael May 4, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • And now Baek can’t get a break. Melky flips one over Beltre, who was drawn in. 5-0.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Who’s Seattle’s long man? I’m sure we’ll be seeing him soon.

    bloodyank78 May 4, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • Minky pops to Betancourt, doesn’t bring in the run. Lineup turns over. Here’s Johnny.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • Damon slap right at Ibanez ends it. Yanks strand 2 but come away witht a 5-run inning. Let’s see if Iggy can hold on with the big lead.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Sexson with the shortest grounder in history, 3 inches out of the box on the line. But fair territory is fair territory. 1 down.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Great to see Damon, Abreu, Matsui, and Melky all contribute to that rally. I gotta say, though, Melky still looks really lost at the plate. His OPS coming into this game was .535, 185th out of 189 major leaguers with enough plate appearances to qualify. Yikes.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • K to guillen on a fastball inside.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • Johjima knows his Iggy. Dinger on 1-0.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Betancourt tries to follow to the same place but comes up just short. Nice play by Matsui to track it down. Another nice quick inning for Iggy. But the balls were flying far.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Eh, nearly back-to-back, but I think Kei’s doing fine. I like that he’s being aggressive with the big lead, because any innings we can get from starters are extremely valuable these days. 5-1 after two innings.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • 1.5, rather.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Gotta go deal with the kid after Jeter here; someone else pick up the play-by-play!

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • And now Baek is Felix Hernandez. through the heart of the order with no problems. go figure.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Man is Ichiro fast. Beats out a hard grounder to first. Iggy could have had him with a swipe tag but no easy task there.

    YF May 4, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • Beltre 2 run dinger makes it 5-3. Iggy fell behind, got to 3-2, but having trouble throwing strikes, and Beltre kills one.
    Vidro follows with a pop.
    Yanks might regret leaving those men in scoring position with less than 2 out in t the first (that means you minky!).

    YF May 4, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Ibanez pops out.
    Let’s blame that inning on Ichiro. Gets on with a grounder that’s an out if anyone else hits it, becomes a distraction, Iggy falls behind a dangerous hitter, and now it’s 5-3. Ichiro.

    YF May 4, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Matsui parks one! Crush shot to rf. 6-3. Got one back.

    YF May 4, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • Cano K and DP ball from Melkster and Baek avoids further trouble.

    YF May 4, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Melky is a dog. Wea are carrying too many becnh players who can’t hit a lick, particularly with Minky and Phlps at first. I noticed that Andy Phillips has been playing some 2B at AAA. How about we dump Cairo and use Andy as the utilityman? He can play third and if Jeter goes down Arod can move over.
    His bat is OK for that role and a better option when Giambi takes a day off. The Yankees are totally devoid of any imagination like this and seem to revert to the proven veteran.

    Michael May 4, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • I don’t know what to make of Kei. Sometimes it looks like he should be a reasonably reliable 4th or 5th starter, and other times it realy looks like he shouldn’t be in this league.
    6-6, sigh.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • This got ugly quickly. Yeesh. Jose Lopez?!? And then to brush back Ichiro? Bush.

    YF May 4, 2007, 8:27 pm
  • I agree entirely, Michael. The platoon we have at first-base is not working and the restrictions it puts on our lineup flexibility are ridiculous. Jason Giambi should play 1B most of the time, Andy Phillips should be our infield utility guy, and Cabrera should be used only as a fourth outfielder.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • clutch

    judo May 4, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • did they take out bean in the middle of an at bat?

    sf rod May 4, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Bean is like the guy in Shawshank that become “institutionalized” in the minors.
    Man…our pitching is brutal.

    walein May 4, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • This is like watching Arena League Football

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • 12-8?
    I’m actually happy this game is out of my market.

    Doug May 4, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • This inning is ridiculous.
    Don’t expect to see Colter Bean used in any meaningful situation for a while.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • Or Jose Vizcaino.
    This is really just a comedy of awful pitching, by both sides. Let’s just enjoy it for what it is, a crapfest for both teams.

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • George is going to have a strike over this one…
    Iggy ‘One game Red Sox Killer” is poison tonight, Bean was meat and Viz is hurling meat.

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Only Richie Sexson could miss the entire barrel full of fish.

    walein May 4, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • Mariners roll up 8 runs this inning against the spanks.

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • Do they run Viz back out again?

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • “Don’t expect to see Colter Bean used in any meaningful situation for a while.”
    Or Jose Vizcaino. I couldn’t be happier, though. I really don’t like the guy.
    This is really just a comedy of awful pitching, by both sides. Let’s just enjoy it for what it is, a crapfest for both teams.

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Maybe we should get Gerald Williams out AAA and teach him how to become a long reliever.

    walein May 4, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • I say give the rest of the bullpen off tonight and run Viz out there until his arm falls off.

    walein May 4, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • Oops, doublepost. Sorry.
    Well, at least we’re not Seattle fans. They also have to deal with Jeff Weaver.

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Boy does Melky look awful at the plate.
    Is Bernie Williams watching this? Does anyone have his home number?

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Weaver pitching this weekend?
    I always enjoy seeing a grown man have an emotional meltdown.

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Jeter’s hit streak in jeopardy, even though he’s hit the ball hard today.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • The way this game is going, the Yankees will come back and win it, with A-Rod hitting a walkoff homerun.

    yf2k May 4, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Chef Mike Myers serving meat dishes now.

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Sadly, Bernie does not, in his long illustrious career, have the one thing we need right now–a good strong accurate arm.

    walein May 4, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Why’d you do that A-Rod? Why? You’re my hero, and you do something dirty. Like poop. Poop grounding into double play. I hate you A-Rod, I hate you!

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • Only Brett Myers can’t get Richie Sexson out.

    walein May 4, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Every single hitter participating in this baseball game has a hit besides Derek Jeter. Bizarre. He’ll need one to extend his hitting streak to 21.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Huh. I guess Myers counts as the Yankee long man.
    Since he only pitches in the low 80s, I guess he can pitch for however long. And Damon homers! And Abreu doesn’t suck today! Those are about the only positives.

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • that jeter meter from earlier today might have been a curse. “20 and up”….

    sf rod May 4, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • add damon to the list of hamstring pulls. i would bet he’s not playing this weekend.

    sf rod May 4, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • 45 baserunners in this game. Yeow.

    Hudson May 4, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • That was anticlimactic.

    Jordan Meisner May 4, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • Any word on Damon?

    Hudson May 4, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • It wasn’t his hamstring, as he grabbed himself too low. His right calf cramped. Probably a freak charlie horse kind of thing.
    He said he thinks he can play tomorrow.

    Andrew May 5, 2007, 1:32 am

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