Just For Kicks: Rays-Yanks Gamer

Here’s the line-up for tonight:

D. Jeter SS
E. Nunez 2B
M. Teixeira DH
N. Swisher RF
A. Jones LF
J. Montero C
J. Posada 1B
B. Laird 3B
G. Golson CF

Colon pitching.


52 comments… add one
  • Bartolo looks terrible.

    krueg September 22, 2011, 7:14 pm
  • Bases loaded, no outs in the first…
    0-2 as I’m typing.
    Figured we were going to lose this one.
    I’m not sure who our 3rd pitcher is going to be in the Playoffs.
    Fat Bartolo is done. Freddy I guess.

    krueg September 22, 2011, 7:17 pm
  • Yup.. so does Swisher. Bases loaded single and a bobble. 2-0 Rays, no outs in the first. Oof.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 7:18 pm
  • Sheesh, if the Yanks are going to tank, they at least have to make it look like they are trying or something.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 7:21 pm
  • That throw by Jeter was … entertaining?

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 7:38 pm
  • Triple by Upton makes it 4-0 Rays. Longoria doubles to make it 509 Rays. Screw it. Rotate Jorge to pitcher.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 7:41 pm
  • I’m going to go ahead and watch a movie or something…this is getting ugly.

    krueg September 22, 2011, 7:44 pm
  • I decided “screw it – I’m going to the game after all”. I’m sitting here watching the Yanks’ C squad play like crap (acttually it’s the very few guys who are actually frontline players like Jeter, Swish, and Bartolo that are racking up the errors and earned runs.) Ugly.

    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 7:56 pm
  • That was a nice job by Golson keeping the ball in front of him when laying out. Then again, he didn’t have to lay out since he had no shot at catching it.
    Zobrist crushes one into the 2nd deck in right. 7-0 Rays. The fan throws the ball back onto the field. Sign him to pitch the rest of this game.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 7:59 pm
  • Manny can’t play winter ball. I wish he could.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:01 pm
  • It’s going to be a long night. I may leave early. These were the tix I payed through the nose for because Jeter was 2 hits from 3K. Then it got rained out and he made history the next day instead. This game has a distinclty different feel than that one would have…the only downside to tonight is seeing how badly Bartolo is doing. Their # 3 slot is a complete crapshoot at this stage.

    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 8:04 pm
  • At least I am enjoying watching Matt Moore.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:08 pm
  • Nunez was out, but is called safe. Then a WP advances him to second. Two outs. Teixeira lines it to short.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:10 pm
  • Bummer IH.
    I just checked back in and it’s now 0-7.
    I knew they were all hungover. I told you guys!!!

    krueg September 22, 2011, 8:14 pm
  • Upton with a shot into deep left center makes it 9-0. He’s already had the triple.. I’m rooting for him to get the cycle.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:17 pm
  • This is the definition of bad baseball.

    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 8:18 pm
  • Jeter boots an easy one. That’s two errors for the Captain.
    Check out this article from Greg Couch on Rivera. http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/New-York-Yankees-Mariano-Rivera-602-saves-record-not-fair-benchmark-for-him-or-predecessors-092111
    I agree.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:18 pm
  • > Bad baseball
    Wait, Johnny needs a dinger first.
    Oh, there it is.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:20 pm
  • Will read it now ag. Can not be any less compelling than what is playing out before me. From bad baseball to bad softtball levels…

    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 8:21 pm
  • Proctor is outside of his mind right now. Those last few pitches looked like he had no idea.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:23 pm
  • Two outs! Everyone cheers.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:25 pm
  • Brignac singles. You can only hope to contain him. 12-0 Rays.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:27 pm
  • I got a “bad link” error.
    As for the game, I thought Bartolo looked bad. Until I got a load of Proctor. These guys look – and by and large probably are – hungover.

    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 8:27 pm
  • > Bad link? Hmm.. sorry. Try this one?

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:30 pm
  • That one too. Maybe it’s me. I get this from msn.com:
    The link you clicked, or typed into your browser, didn’t work for some reason. Here are some possible reasons why:
    1. There may be a “bad” link floating out there and you unfortunately clicked it.
    2. You may have incorrectly typed the page address.
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    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 8:33 pm
  • If this is who the Sox are coming to play tomorrow they should have nooo worries…

    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 8:36 pm
  • Hmm. I checked the links and they seemed okay. You can try going to foxsports.com and searching for the article if you want. It’s another “save is a corrupt stat” story.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:37 pm
  • Upton! a single to RF.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:40 pm
  • Will do so ag. Jeter and swish pulled. Everyone out here has a sixty-something jersey number now. Bunch of offensive linemen. This is not a major league game.

    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 8:40 pm
  • If Upton doubles in his next at bat to complete the cycle, I hope it is off of another pitcher. That would be cool; each part of the cycle off a different pitcher. I wonder how many times that has happened before?

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:42 pm
  • Canzler singles to right. Upton holds at third, bases loaded to Zobrist who has CRUSHED the ball tonight.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:46 pm
  • Sac fly to right makes it 13-0. Whee.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:46 pm
  • At this rate Upton could hit for the historic bi-cycle.
    OK, that does it. The Yanks gave up on this game before I even got here. Why am I still here? See ya AG. I’m going home…

    IronHorse (YF) September 22, 2011, 8:46 pm
  • Gerbil –
    You as disappointed as I am by the Modern Familes new episodes? It seems like it’s settling into a safe, long run.
    Another great show for you: Game of Thrones. It’s worth the cost of HBO alone, but their online offerings means you can watch every show they’ve ever made.
    Glad that these Yankee games are meaningless.

    James YF September 22, 2011, 8:53 pm
  • Bye, IH.
    Re: cycle off of different pitchers, so far I have found two without even trying hard.. Andre Thornton in 1979 and Don Mueller in 1954.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:54 pm
  • James: I agree. Modern Family was totally stale and boring. I have heard Game Of Thrones is awesome; I also want to check out Boardwalk Empire.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:55 pm
  • My next series to watch is “The Wire”… I haven’t seen a single piece of it.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:56 pm
  • These Rays are going to be nasty for the next few years. Price and Moore are absolutely filthy. Thankfully we have Montero!

    James YF September 22, 2011, 8:56 pm
  • That’s 11 Ks for Moore. I am going to watch the rest of this game just so I can covet him.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 8:58 pm
  • Exactly on Modern. It’s like they’re saving the jokes for sweeps. For two episodes, it felt like a waste.
    I haven’t watched the Wire either – seems like a big commitment but one we’ll have to make sooner or later, maybe this winter.
    GoT is amazing though. Peter Dinklage is going to win an Emmy before it’s over. HBO Go is a great product. Add in Boardwalk Empire plus Curb Your Enthusiasm and their entire catalog and you’re set for hundreds of hours of great viewing.

    James YF September 22, 2011, 9:02 pm
  • Sweet!!! Andrew Brackman on to pitch for Laffey.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 9:02 pm
  • Brackman! Maybe Betances too tonight!

    James YF September 22, 2011, 9:03 pm
  • Upton pops out. Wanted a single for cycle. So conflicted.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 9:03 pm
  • Speaking of Dinklage, check out the Station Agent and Death at a Funeral (the British version). Great, great actor.

    James YF September 22, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • Moore is pulled. I am disappointed. Perfectly understandable though.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 9:07 pm
  • Thanks, James. Will do.
    Whoops.. meant double for Upton. Anyway, he’s out of the game as well.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 9:09 pm
  • Jones makes his presence felt! Down by only 11 now.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 9:11 pm
  • Now mlb.tv is flaking out on me (again). Good night all.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2011, 9:17 pm
  • Game of Thrones is AMAZING. If you haven’t read the series I highly recommend it as well. Peter Dinklage is phenomenal as Tyrion, and definitely deserved the Emmy he won on Sunday.
    The Wire is fantastic too.

    Atheose - SF September 23, 2011, 7:21 am
  • Read the article AG as i had no problem pulling it up from my laptop (just not from blackberry) – tks. And yes I agree, it’s important to remember that closers used to come in for the highest pressure late-inning situations (often with guys on base in a tight game) and used to pitch more innings per game on average than today’s closers, especially when trying to compare between eras.
    As he notes, remembering that helps us better appreciate what the old-timers like Gossage and Fingers did, and also puts the saves-stat in better perspective. It does raise the question of how you do measure the best relief pitchers? By ERA? By WHIP? By some disaggregation of the situations in which they entered the game beyond the simple “3 or less run-lead”. John Flaherty insisted that when he caught for the Yankees you would clearly see the opposing team tighenting up and pressing in the late innings knowing that Rivera was coming and they needed to get their runs by the 8th. And opposing players and managers have admitted as much. How do you measure that? I’m sure Paul or others are aware of articles arguing how best to compare relief pitchers over eras. I’d be curious to read and see – by those measures – how Rivera stacks up.

    IronHorse (YF) September 23, 2011, 7:42 am
  • Weather forecast looks crap for the weekend in NY. Hope they can get in at least a couple games…

    Devine September 23, 2011, 10:02 am
  • Wow, thanks Atheose, I had no idea Dinklage won! He definitely deserves it. GoT is fantastic and he’s the best part.

    James YF September 23, 2011, 8:10 pm

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