Not Drowning, Waving: Mets-Yanks Gamer II

The Yankees have dropped seven of their last ten. It hurts to watch, but we will be watching anyway, especially with staff ace Chien-Ming on the mound. Howse about a win, fellas?

Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Mets
J. Reyes ss .262
M. Anderson lf .237
D. Wright 3b .279
C. Beltran cf .259
R. Church rf .309
M. Alou dh .342
C. Delgado 1b .228
B. Schneider c .307
L. Castillo 2b .261
O. Perez 4.61
NY Yankees
J. Damon lf .257
B. Abreu rf .288
D. Jeter ss .314
H. Matsui dh .306
J. Giambi 1b .193
R. Cano 2b .208
M. Cabrera cf .262
A. Gonzalez 3b .257
J. Molina c .203
C. Wang 2.90
9 comments… add one
  • kinda weird hearing all the vocal mets fans in the stadium. went to the dodgers angels game yesterday and the big A was packed with dodger blue. needless to say, the parking lot was chalk full of knucklehead flare-ups before and after the game.

    sf rod May 18, 2008, 8:51 pm
  • a case for instant replay. mets robed of a 3 run homer. ouch.

    sf rod May 18, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • Delgado hits a home run, called home run then reversed, apparently the first call was right. Instead of 6-0 Mets, it’s still only 3-0.

    Paul SF May 18, 2008, 9:13 pm
  • Mets have done pretty well despite getting robbed of a three0run homer. They now lead 11-2. 7 for Wang (one allowed after beign inherited by Russ) and 4 for Russ.

    Dionysus May 18, 2008, 10:49 pm
  • After falling way behind last year, I predicted NYY would get back into it.
    I don’t see it happening this year. This isn’t a bad team, but NYY are relying too much on pitches that have little or no track record. Unless there are some major trades, and that’s not out of the question, NYY is cooked. This drought goes way beyond Rodriguez’ and Posada’s absences. The pitching just isn’t there.
    They have to rely too much on two starters, Wang and Pettitte. And when they get smoked, like they did this weekend, that’s just not good. Pen, less Mo, is mediocre.
    Stranger things (Aaron Small) have happened, yes. Wang and Pettitte could go balls out the rest of the way and Hughes could be a real stud in the second half. But It’s just not something you can bank on. Way too many “ifs.”
    They’ll get close, but without a major deal, I’ll be surprised if this team makes the playoffs.
    All those past years NYY came back from the dead to no one’s surprise. This year just doesn’t have the same feel.
    This is my prediction for NYY. I’ve laid out my reasons. (I don’t have a good feel for RS yet. Too psychotic so far.)
    And if I’m wrong, I’ll be here to take the heat at the end of the season.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 18, 2008, 11:22 pm
  • Make that “pitchers who have little or no track record.”

    I'mBillMcNeal May 18, 2008, 11:23 pm
  • Bill, like you, I also knew the Yanks would come back and be a huge threat last year despite their slow start. While I’m not gonna say they wont, I’m certainly less sure of the Yankees posing a threat this year… but I’m not gonna blame it on their pitching.
    I’m blaming it on the Rays. The Rays are for Real and are a phenominal young team. They add a serious monkey wrench into a formerly predicitable AL East. They are definatly a threat for the Wild Card this year and if the Sox stumble, maybe a threat for the Division. Last year, the Yanks really only had the Sox to worry about as serious contenders in the East.. now the Rays are there too.
    Note: The Rays Threat affects the Sox as well

    Dionysus May 18, 2008, 11:30 pm
  • Note: The Rays Threat affects the Sox as well
    Don’t think we haven’t noticed that team that sits beside us in first, and swept us at the Trop. We have a good team, for certain, but the East is all but that.
    I’m hoping they stumble.

    Pat (SF) May 19, 2008, 2:11 am
  • Oh, I know we know Pat. Especially with the fact that Kazmir has ALWAYS been an Achilles heel for us, I’ve never been comfortable with the Rays and now that they are such a strong team up and down their rotation…
    Well, the East is MUCH more interesting.

    Dionysus May 19, 2008, 6:47 am

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