My Kind Of Town: Yanks-ChiSox Gamer IV

The Chicago White Sox, like the New York Yankees, are a team that has failed to meet pre-season expectations. The ChiSox have won one game in their last nine, and Ozzie Guillen, their inimitable, dynamic, and colorful manager, has called for his own firing, in stark contrast to the reticent Joe Torre, who relies upon the media and the Tampa cabal to stoke the furnaces of speculation regarding the potential professional demise of a listing ship’s skipper.

Desperate times. Matt DeSalvo has been abysmal in his last three appearances for New York, giving up 10 runs in 8 innings, each game leading to a Yankee loss. John Garland gets the ball for Chicago, and has been shaky of late as well, with 10 runs in 12 1/3 innings. His last victory was May 17th, where he pitched a solid seven innings to defeat the Yankees at the stadium over said-same DeSalvo. Chicago holds a 2-1 series lead on the season. After the charged weekend in Fenway, it’s time to see what the Bombers can do in a battle of frustrated squads at Comiskey U.S. Cellular field for a four game set starting tonight. Lineups in the extended. Comment away.

New York Yankees
J. Damon dh .251
D. Jeter ss .333
B. Abreu rf .244
A. Rodriguez 3b .293
J. Posada c .363
H. Matsui lf .284
R. Cano 2b .265
J. Phelps 1b .281
M. Cabrera cf .248
Chicago White Sox
J. Owens cf .250
T. Iguchi 2b .231
J. Thome dh .275
J. Dye rf .228
A.J. Pierzynski c .256
P. Konerko 1b .218
R. Mackowiak lf .233
J. Uribe ss .212
J. Crede 3b .221
41 comments… add one
  • So important he has to do it twice. Goooo Yankees!

    Lar June 4, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • Abreu doubles to left center, scoring Jeter.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Abreu doubles to left center, scoring Jeter.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Can this Abreu stop by more often? It’s nice to see him more than once in awhile.

    Lar June 4, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • wierd plays already

    Rob June 4, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • Sutcliffe makes some crazy argument about ARod making money.
    Now ARod tries to take first on a dropped strike three, and is called out for running on the line.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • That’s b/c he’s a cheater. :)

    jp-sf June 4, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • jp – MINE!

    attackgerbil June 4, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Too bad the Yanks wasted Abreu at second. Still, Garland with 26 pitches after 1, giving up a run thanks to Iguchi’s error. To the bottom of the first, it’s 1-0 Yanks.

    Lar June 4, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Here is a pretty good tongue in cheek that ESPN put out on ARod today. I have to admit that the double dipped is my favorite cover
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=snibbe/070604&sportCat=mlb&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1

    Rob June 4, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • Captcha-delayed posting. Grumbles, at least err, we don’t ever get spam here, right?
    DeSalvo’s got to throw strikes. This isn’t the Mariners..

    Anonymous June 4, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • It’s nearly impossible to root for AJ Pierzynski, even against the Yankees.
    Somehow, I can do it, though.

    SF June 4, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • 47 pitches between the two hurlers in the first inning. Pierzynski with a pretty good at-bat, makes solid contact, but lines out to Matsui (who took a very odd line to that ball) to strand two.

    SF June 4, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • SF: Your dedication to your craft is admirable.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Any word on Clemen’s MRI?

    Rob June 4, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Rob: Disrupted scar tissue, which has incredibly interesting connotations.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Off to a dinner party. I hope to check in later. If not, go *insert your team here*.

    attackgerbil June 4, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • What does disrupted scar tissue mean? Previous injuries that never healed?

    Rob June 4, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • espn couldn’t feel complete without showing us the pre-cut clemens clips and graphics. dosen’t desalvo read books or something. talk about that.

    sf rod June 4, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • bullpen tarp removed. i’ve never seen that before.

    sf rod June 4, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • A-Rod taking advantage of his momentum last night by making a poor throw to Phelps on a possible double play ball after stepping on the bag for the force with the bases loaded. One out, tie game, two men on (1/2) for the White Sox.

    SF June 4, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • uh oh. the balls a flying. more aggresive plays around 2B.

    sf rod June 4, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Phelps follow A-Rod’s lead and throws a double play grounder past Jeter into left field, Jeter is taken out hard on a slide by Crede, and looks a little banged up. Replay shows the collision to be minimal, Jeter had his toe kicked by Crede and then landed funny. Not as violent as it originally appeared, but scary nonetheless, at least visually. 2-1 Chicago.

    SF June 4, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Jeter gets dumped as Crede takes him out and Phelps throw goes flying into the outfield allowing another run to score

    Rob June 4, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • This must be the season of endangered 2nd Basemen and Short Stops.

    Rob June 4, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Iguchi singles past DeSalvo, making it 3-1. DeSalvo yanked after 1.1 innings.

    SF June 4, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • DeSalvo will join Chase Wright on the list of never again seen….

    John - YF (Trisk) June 4, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Garland doesn’t look too hot, though, so I imagine the Yankees will score a few more runs tonight.

    SF June 4, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • DeSalvo gets yanked, really due to the fault of the infielders who cannot make routine throws.

    Rob June 4, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • OK Boys let’s hit now.
    Sox fans I hate to root against you guys (LOL) but I have Danny Haren in my fantasy league so let’s hope he hurls a gem!

    John - YF (Trisk) June 4, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • DeSalvo gets yanked, really due to the fault of the infielders who cannot make routine throws.

    Rob June 4, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • sorry about the double post

    Rob June 4, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • Torre and Perlozzo been discussing pitching moves over beers?

    Jim in CT SF June 4, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Torre and Perlozzo been discussing pitching moves over beers?

    Jim in CT SF June 4, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • So Typepad is having major problems it seems. If you get major delays, don’t press post again, it will result in double posts.

    SF June 4, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • yeah. my medicine cabinet checked in over the weekend.

    sf rod June 4, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • OK I was calling for his head, but can we have Minky back. It frustrates me to no end that the Yankees, with all their resources can’t come up with: a) a decnt LOOGY since Graeme Lloyd, b) a 1st baseman who can hit just a little bit. There must be scrap heap guys out there like Jack Cust, Roberto Petegine, Carlos Pena, etc. We did have Pena once and I thought he was OK. Even Tony the rally killer Clark would be an upgrade.

    Michael T June 4, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Paging Erubiel Durazo.
    According to Rotoworld, last heard from 5/4 hitting .421 in the Mexican League.

    Jim in CT SF June 4, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Another too little too late. Bah.

    Lar June 4, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Frustrating night for the Yankees, especially considering the fact that Tito Francona basically conceded likely defeat before the Sox’ game even started. Missed golden opportunity for the Yankees.

    SF June 4, 2007, 11:41 pm
  • isn’t Carlos Pena tearing it up for the DRays right now??

    jp-sf June 5, 2007, 12:16 am

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