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Monday Night Baseball: Yanks-Tigers Gamer I

The Bombers visit Comerica Park, with Bartolo Colon and Justin Verlander squaring off as Curtis Granderson returns to his old home field for the first time since the trade.  It’s the ESPN game.  Comment away.

updated: Lineups posted and we are under way as Jeter leads off with an infield single.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .242
C. Granderson cf .281
M. Teixeira 1b .256
A. Rodriguez 3b .274
N. Swisher rf .218
J. Posada dh .133
R. Martin c .293
B. Gardner lf .200
E. Nunez 2b .400
B. Colon 2.77
 
Detroit
A. Jackson cf .194
R. Santiago 2b .235
M. Ordonez dh .159
M. Cabrera 1b .333
B. Boesch rf .312
R. Raburn lf .253
J. Peralta ss .270
A. Avila c .299
B. Inge 3b .213
J. Verlander 3.64

151 replies on “Monday Night Baseball: Yanks-Tigers Gamer I”

Ms. Gerbil is with her Dad in MoTown (their hometown) for family matters. I am looking forward to sending frequent abusive texts as the Yankees rub that cat the wrong way.
8 Mile this, DEE-Troit. Go Yankees.

Yeah…Justin is due for a bad outing.
I threw on the ARod jersey to try and get him going tonight. And since the game is on ESPN you get to see it AG!!!

I wonder if Granderson will want to go back to Detroit after his contract is up in two years. I’m pretty sure Detroit would welcome him back with open arms.

Andrew: yes.. went from DirecTV (9 years!) to Comcast for a year and a half, then just OTA with streaming Netflix. I bought the MLB.tv package. I am very happy with my choice.

Speaking of years down the line, the Yankees are going to look mighty thin.
Key players they will need to replace/resign at a higher AAV:
RF Swisher
CF Granderson
2B Cano
SP Sabathia
SP Burnett
CL Rivera
C Martin
And shortstop (and probably third base) will also be wide open.
Cashman has a lot of work to do, because the only real replacements I see in the minors are catchers and starting pitchers, and we all know how young starting pitchers tend to work out in NY. At least their bullpen will be stocked!

I would die without DirecTV. Literally. Die.
HITS EVERYWHERE!!! Too bad we forgot to put the hit in hit and run with Jeter…

Andrew:
RF- Markakis
CF- I have to think about it…
2B- Robbie forever
SP- Felix
SP- Cain
CL- Feliz
C- Posey
SS- Ramirez
3b- Not sure yet…
Done.

“A-Rod has been getting way under the ball like that a lot lately.”
I have my #13 on…he’ll get it together tonight.
BASES LOADED FOR…Posada. Nevermind. Sigh.

Runners on second and third, two away. Russell Martin offers weakly at a fastball. The 0-1 is a breaking pitch that misses a bit low. The 1-1: inside. Another breaking pitch is over the plate. 2-2, two away, two on base.

True about the weather. It’s easy to forget about that when you live in the South.
This is the first start of his I’ve been able to see. I haven’t seen him pitch since his Cy Young year with the Angels.
Out of trouble. Gardner leading off. He’s been hitting well lately.

3-0!!!! Eduardo got gunned…meh. We’ll take it.
MAN did he wait on that breaking ball…love it.
Eduardo is pretty good. WAY better than Pena.

Verlander will only get better as the game goes on, so let’s hope the wasted opportunities won’t come back to haunt the Yanks..

Colon is getting smacked around a bit, though so far it’s been scattering. The Yanks will need some padding runs, I feel. (Or Colon could settle down, but ya..)

…except that he sucks IH. Phil Hughes has always sucked. He had that nice run last year that they threw the breaks on…and ever since, he’s been back to his normal crappy self. The dude has no confidence. Without it, he is done.

MCab is so good. Annoying great is a good way to describe him. But ya, another opportunity up here. Verlander wants to stay in, but he’s been in and out of trouble so far..

Awful bunt, but it is Nunez, so at least decision wise it’s not as bad as making Swisher do it. Awful execution though.

Verlander reminds me of Josh Beckett. Great velocity, great 12-6 curve, capable of shutting down a great offense. But he also has a surprising amount of terrible outings.

Wild pitch, but only Gardner is alert to move up, as Nunez stays at second — with Jeets up, the double play still intact.

Nunez steals second, no throw with the threat of Gardner on third. 3-1 pitch to Jeter with men on 2nd and 3rd, one out.

Unlucky break there for the Yanks, ball hit up the middle, literally off Verlander, and he barely gets Grandy out at first. Should’ve scored a run at least, maybe, if it went through..

Bartolo has been so far beyond my expectations. If the Yanks pull this one out it is all Colon. Yet another superb outing. Like Verlander he got stronger as the game went on.

MCab is so good. Made him look bad on two pitches, and even an end of bat tap gets him a hit. Joba looks very scruffy hair btw..

Next pitch was a wild pitch, making a even harder out to swallow.
Granderson might’ve avoided the tag, but you’re not going to get that call..

I said Zumaya, but it is actually Valverde.
Tex walks on 4 pitches. Still a tough out, though I like the call, if not the execution.. once again.

And with the absolutely gutless Angels (featuring the doesn’t-fall-far-from-the-treee Weaver) doing their regularly scheduled folding act for the Red Sox, a loss here becomes all the more frustrating.

Detroit is TRYING to give this game to the Yankees. Like, doing all they can. And the Yankees, it seems, don’t like the gift Detroit is giving them.

Weaver got fucked by the ump (thankfully!), he pitched nicely until a clear strike was not given to him, then Pedrioa totally wore him out. He wasn’t gutless. He got screwed actually. And that is coming from someone who dislikes all Weavers intensely.

Swisher with a clean single. Tex is pretty slow, and really barely got in there. The throw was not great, but it was closer than it should. Corners, 1 out, Yanks with a one run lead.

This is the most frustrated I’ve been with the Yankees for quite some time.
But Tex beats the throw home! I was CONVINCED he would get thrown out. One of the slowest runners I’ve seen.
Let’s get more runs, and make it easy on our small pitching deity.

It all started with Granderson with the 12 pitch walk. Valverde is pretty wild up there, though somewhat effectively so, results nonethestanding.

Wow, you guys are spoiled. Your team is on the verge of being 17-9 and this game thread reads like their record is the opposite.

Andrew – ya, I was watching film and was really surprised how slow Tex is, for someone not named Posada. For some reason I thought he was faster.

SF – it’s just frustration from not taking opportunities. If Verlander threw a 5 hit shutout, you tip your hat. Verlander was all over the place today, and the Yanks were all over the bases today except for scoring.

Andrew – I was very upset about the 2-0 pitch in the dirt. Shouldn’t have swung at that one. Though Posada is a huge pitch guesser, and didn’t get the fastball in a fastball count.
ARod just trotted home on a wild pitch, and it’s 5-3 Yanks!

Sorry SF. Just an incredibly frustrating night. We Yankee fans have a bit of an underdog feeling still about this season. We have no illusions about our starting staff’s long-term (season-wise) prospects, and we need all the distance we can muster.
A-Rod sprints home on a passed ball. 2 runs SHOULD be enough. I think.

A curveball that didn’t curve back down, and Avila can’t handle it. Martin flies out on a 3-0 pitch. I guess he got the green light, but still I would not have helped him out here. (Though Gardner is on deck)

True that indeed. When your pitching staff consists of Garcia, Colon, and Nova, you take all the wins you can get, bank it, but still expects the worse..

I’ll say this: Alex has made some incredible plays at third base. Still one of the best infield arms in the game. Most other third basemen bounce those.

I think we are entitled to be frustrated SF when we were what, 1 for 11 with RISP??? We should have won this game by 5 runs.
BUT…we won. :)

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