Let’s Not Do That Again: Royals-Yanks Gamer III

Tonight can't be as bad as last night, right?  Right??  It's up to Ivan Nova and the all-or-nothing Yankee bats to make sure it won't be. 

They face off against the scrappy Royals, who send reliever-turned-starter Sean O'Sullivan to the mound.  O'Sullivan has gone 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA as a starter.  Absolutely beautiful night for baseball here in New York.

Thankfully Cano is well enough to start after being plunked in the head last night, Jeter will DH while Nunez slots in at SS and Cervelli squats behind the plate so Russell the Muscle can prepare to start all three games against the Sox this weekend. 

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  • Nova’s been a real pleasure to see develop so far this season. Keep it going kid…

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:11 pm
  • A walk to Melky and double to Butler and there are 2 RISPs with 2 outs.

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:15 pm
  • Nova gets the K to slip out of it.
    Bats…are you going to show tonight???

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:19 pm
  • Can’t believe Curtis Granderson still leads the majors in HRs almost mid-way through May. 2 quick outs. Teixeira up.

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:22 pm
  • I can’t believe the Yankees got Curtis Granderson. I’m still giddy about it a year+ in.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:28 pm
  • You betta you betta you Betemit singles to right.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:29 pm
  • This Hosmer guy is beating the snot out of us.
    And then Cano flubs what looked like an easy DP, pulling Nunez off th bag. Instead of 2 outs, they get 0. That really sucks. 2 on, none out, a run already in on the HR. And now a wild pitch. This team looks horrific right now. Seriously horrific.

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:31 pm
  • Cano wheels around on a grounder and Nunez doesn’t hold his foot on the bag. Probably an E4 as the throw was jinky. Now a passed ball. Runners up to 2nd and 3rd.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:31 pm
  • This is fucking ridiculous. Are we the fucking Keystone Kops of baseball now or something????

    krueg May 12, 2011, 7:31 pm
  • I think Nunez got crossed up a bit, but could have made that play.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:32 pm
  • Not a wild pitch.. Cervelli should have had that.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:32 pm
  • Hard grounder to third.. ARod holds the runner on the 5-3.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:33 pm
  • Great break – he grounds out to A-Rod which keeps the runners at 2nd and 3rd. 1 out with Aviles up.

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:33 pm
  • Tks ag – I’m stuck with Sterling/Waldman now and no watching…

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:34 pm
  • Nunez did a weird “straddle” of the bag when he made that catch. The throw definitely confused him, but his feet were on either side of the bag.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:34 pm
  • Regarding the PB, Cervelli set up low, but Nova came up and it was mask-high, outside, and tipped off his glove.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:35 pm
  • Slow-ish grounder to third.. ARod makes the best play he can on a bare-handed throw, but the runner is called safe and the run scores.
    Great play by Alex. Bang bang. He looked safe.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:36 pm
  • Weak infield hit to third and A-Rod can’t get to it in time to get the out at first. Another run scores, it’s 1st and 3rd now still with 1 out. That’s really no one’s fault I gu4ess, but nevertheless, I may seriously need to turn this team off for a couple innings to regain my sanity.

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:36 pm
  • First and third, still one out.
    Milk man up.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:37 pm
  • Melky doubles past the end of the tarp and ball boy in left field, kicking back into the field. Score another for the Royals. 2nd, 3rd, still only one out.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:38 pm
  • Double for Melky. 3-0 Royals. 2nd and 3rd and no outs. We’ve made Melky, Hosmer, and Wilson Betemit look like world-beaters last night and already tonight.
    I’m out. I can’t take this. Really. Good night. Will keep an eye on the score and see you guys again if it doesn’t seem hazardous to my mental health.

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:39 pm
  • Cervelli throws the ball into center trying to catch Melky off second. HORRIBLE throw. Another run in, Melky to third.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:40 pm
  • Ha! I couldn’t leave in time to avoid hearing Cervelli throw the ball into CF. This is awesome. As in awesomely bad. How bad is this team right now? Seriously. Is ANYONE playing this badly right now???

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:40 pm
  • Hang tough, IH.
    Gordon is walked. First and third. Need a ground ball now.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:41 pm
  • Nova gets a come-backer, but bobbles it and can’t get the DP. He gets the out at first. Tough to ask him to turn two, really.
    Scores a run.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:43 pm
  • Yeah…I’m not watching this game. Or this weekend probably. We are going to let the Sox get back to .500…not soon after, we’ll be in 3rd.

    krueg May 12, 2011, 7:44 pm
  • Francoeur singles to right, Swisher short-hops the throw and Cervelli has to come out from the plate which allows Gordon to score. Francoeur advances to second.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:44 pm
  • Liner to Swisher ends the inning.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:45 pm
  • Hosmer was the tenth batter I think.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:46 pm
  • AG – they made 4 errors or near-errors in that inning, no?? Cano flubs toss to Nunez. Cervelli passed ball. Cervelli throws the ball into CF. Nova bobbles come-backer that should have been a DP (Home to 1B) or at least an out at home to cut down that run. Seriously. Isn’t that right? I know they are not all counted as Es, but that’s pretty much why the game is now 6-0 and not 1-0 or 2-0, right? I can’t handle it.

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 7:46 pm
  • ARod leads off the second.
    Takes ball away, then ball two tight. He fouls off a pitch away for 2-1. Inside makes it 3-1. The next pitch is a half-foot off the plate, but called a strike to make the count full. A grounder to Aviles is tossed to Hosmer for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:48 pm
  • Cano takes ball one. Then they show a couple of replays of the bean-ball from last night. He fouls a high-outside pitch. Now a nice stroke to left center, but Melky tracks it for out number two.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:50 pm
  • Swisher up with two away, and takes a strike at the knees. The 0-1 is high and a bit outside. Now O’Sullivan comes low in, but Swisher doesn’t bite. Next pitch is a hard shot up first but Hosmer makes a really good diving stab and tosses back to O’Sullivan covering the bag to record the 3-1 and end the inning.
    I’m done. Take care, folks.

    attackgerbil May 12, 2011, 7:52 pm
  • Logged in just in time for this. Nice. Just in time for the Red sox series.

    Lar May 12, 2011, 8:43 pm
  • 8-4 now. Is this a game yet?

    Lar May 12, 2011, 9:00 pm
  • no

    IronHorse (YF) May 12, 2011, 9:10 pm

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