Old Men Rule: Yanks-A’s Gamer II

Freddy Garcia takes the baton from Bartolo as the Yanks try to make it 9 wins in a row against the Oakland A's dating back to last season.  They'll try to inflate Brett Anderson's 2.84 ERA in the process.  Hopefully Curtis and Teix stay hot, Swisher continues his recent rebound, A-Rod starts one of his own, and Derek takes a couple more steps toward yet another impressive milestone.

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  • Fast start – Jeter singles, Granderson homers, Teix singles, and then a couple outs, and it’s 2-0 good guys with Cano up and Teix at second. Given the Yankee performance with men on second explored earlier, Cano stands about a 10% chance of doing something positive here.

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 10:17 pm
  • I want Jeter to go on a 4-game hit-fest to give him a shot at reaching 3,000 in the first series back home vs. Boston. Not as an in your face thing, but those series always attract increased attention, some of those players have battled each other for so long, etc, and so I think it would be cool.

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 10:20 pm
  • Swisher needs to go away. What the hell was he thinking there???

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:29 pm
  • It would be awesome IH, but I think we both know it’s just a dream. Sigh.
    I read today that the Sox have their rotation set for the top 3 against us…can’t wait to see who we trot out there.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:31 pm
  • What happened to Swish Krueg – I’m working ona funding proposal so only have one eye on gamecast. did he get picked off?

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 10:34 pm
  • He was on first, Gardner hit a loopy little liner drive RIGHT AT THE SS…Swisher ran halfway down the baseline and was promptly gunned out at first for the double play. Stupid, stupid, stupid play.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:38 pm
  • PS please write me into your proposal as your personal assistant. I will fly up weekly, we’ll go to games/I mean work… :)

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:40 pm
  • Ridiculous called third strike on Curtis.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:40 pm
  • Tex swings at a junk high pitch…pops it. 2 outs.
    Here comes OUT-Rod with Jeter still on 2nd. He may as well just sit down on the base.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:41 pm
  • OUT-Rod down 0-2 quickly…

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:42 pm
  • Jumping online for two seconds and I see that Connor Jackson bats third for the A’s and Josh Willingham is the clean-up guy. How do the A’ score runs?

    Nick-YF May 31, 2011, 10:42 pm

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:43 pm
  • They don’t Nick.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:43 pm
  • Sounds good Krueg, you’re in!
    By the way, Curtis Granderson, knocked by many last year as hopeless vs. lefties has the following numbers vs. lefty starters this year:
    .344 BA; .403 OBP; .803 SLG, yielding a hefty 1.206 OPS.
    And those numbers are on their way up so far tonight having gone 1 for 2 with a HR vs. Anderson.

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 10:43 pm
  • They don’t.

    SF May 31, 2011, 10:44 pm
  • Thanks IH…my job is brutal. Let me know and I’ll put in my two weeks!!! ;)
    Curtis is a beast this year.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:44 pm
  • Maybe IH can write me and krueg into a proposal to try out for the Oakland A’s. We’d be the new middle of the order!

    Nick-YF May 31, 2011, 10:45 pm
  • A-Rod comes through with two out and a man on 2nd. Must be first time this year…woo-hoo!!

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 10:45 pm
  • I can’t hit either Nick…

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:46 pm
  • Gardner with the CANNON nails the dude trying for 2…great throw.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:47 pm
  • And of course Swisher mis-plays a ball over his head, then can’t actually PICK UP THE FUCKING BALL…triple. Really a double at best. Has to be an E.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:49 pm
  • Coco K’s. 2 outs.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:50 pm
  • Going through life with the name Coco Crisp would be brutal. People must be constantly pouring milk over his head and trying to spoon him.

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 10:50 pm
  • I can…against slow pitch. I’m pretty awesome. They call me Nick The Stick. So I’ll be the #3 hitter and you can be the Balboniesque clean-up guy. They”ll call us The “Post-Ped Bash Brothers (The Answer to Your Hypothetical Question)”.

    Nick-YF May 31, 2011, 10:50 pm
  • 3-1. Thanks Swisher you fucking loser.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:53 pm
  • Carl Pavano remains a worse name.

    Nick-YF May 31, 2011, 10:53 pm
  • I would be like Balboni…if I hit it? Gone. But I would be Posada like in terms of average. I am also a switch hitter by the way.
    Nice IH.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:54 pm
  • Commercials in Spanish on YES? Really?

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:56 pm
  • Swisher actually got a hit. I cannot believe my eyes.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 10:58 pm
  • “Carl Pavano remains a worse name.” Not sure about that. A worse human being and a blight on recent Yankee history? For sure.

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 11:00 pm
  • Jones bloops one in…1st and 3rd, 1 out…how about a rally for once boys???

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:00 pm
  • Seems like a classic game 1 of the NBA Finals in Miami. Each time I’ve checked the score it has been a one point game from starting tip-off to now, the end of the 3rd quarter.

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 11:01 pm
  • I’m not even going to fucking say anything.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:02 pm
  • That was actually on Gardner…he missed the bunt and it was right down the middle. Gardner really cannot bunt. I want to punch him in the balls.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:02 pm
  • Gardner HBP…you deserve it you redneck.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:03 pm
  • Go Heat?

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:05 pm
  • I just read the Gamecast description of how the Yankees made their second out of this inning, but I have not yet clicked “refresh” on this thread. Krueg’s Swisher-wrath awaits me…..

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 11:05 pm
  • Another single for Jeter!!!! Bases loaded with 2 outs for Granderson!!!

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:05 pm
  • Thanks for the color commentary kreug – so it’s not on Swish…

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 11:06 pm
  • It really wasn’t…
    Granderson getting SCREWED on these calls????

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:06 pm
  • Jeter 2 for 3 so far…come on Curtis!
    OK, I gotta stop this. I have a 9am deadling an will be up most of the night. Will check in much later. Go Yanks!

    IronHorse (YF) May 31, 2011, 11:07 pm
  • CLUTCHINESS BY CURTIS!!!!! 2 RUN SINGLE!!!!! 5-1!!!!

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:07 pm
  • Good luck IH.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:08 pm
  • The Chief is crafty.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:18 pm
  • Or not…walk. Bases loaded. 2 outs.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:22 pm
  • 1 pitch. Grounder. Inning over.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:23 pm
  • Hard single by ARod to lead off the inning…

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:27 pm

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:28 pm
  • Swisher up…automatic out. 2 outs.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:30 pm
  • Told you.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:31 pm
  • Andruw swinging for the fences on every single pitch. K’s on 3.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:33 pm
  • Time for bed so I can get up and go to my torturous job….lame.
    First place.

    krueg May 31, 2011, 11:33 pm
  • Yanks pouring it on. Stealing 3rd (Jeter now passes Rickey Henderson for Yankee lead in SBs), stealing home (Teixeira?!?! Need to watch that one on sportscenter), and then Freddy turns a neat line-drive double play with a man on 2nd and one out to end the 6th.
    Given that the pen is beyond rested thanks to CC, Bartolo, and a travel day, they should be in fine shape.
    Where would the Yankees be without Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon pitching better than anyone predicted? Certainly not in first.

    IronHorse (YF) June 1, 2011, 12:06 am
  • “Hopefully Curtis and Teix stay hot…” CHECK
    “Swisher continues his recent rebound…” CHECK
    “A-Rod starts one of his own…” CHECK
    “and Derek takes a couple more steps toward yet another impressive milestone.” CHECK
    Good night all around!

    IronHorse (YF) June 1, 2011, 1:10 am
  • Curtis Granderson is a baaaad man. Dude has just about matched his WAR from last year (2.5 vs. 2.6) in less than half the at-bats. Boy, do I like watching him play. And to think they’ve got him signed for another two years at $23M total.
    Can we get the foam finger for another day? Two straight whoopings and with the fearsome Colon to Garcia shutdown l’affair.

    James YF June 1, 2011, 8:59 am
  • Tex didn’t really steal home…it was a busted play by the A’s. They had him gunned at home on a grounder but the throw was bad.

    krueg June 1, 2011, 10:06 am
  • WAIT…it wasn’t a grounder, they had ARod caught in a rundown with a pickoff from the catcher…he stayed alive long enough for Tex to break for home, THEN the throw home was bad.

    krueg June 1, 2011, 10:42 am
  • “…Curtis Granderson is a baaaad man….”
    yep…if i remember right, this is the curtis granderson we thought we were getting…and if, as it now appears, he’s learned to hit lefties…wow
    yeah krueg…i think that technically counts as a steal since tex broke during the rundown…but i’m no official scorer, heck i’m not even an unofficial scorer, so maybe one of these other guys can confirm…

    dc June 1, 2011, 11:31 am
  • It did. But it really wasn’t…you know?
    I’m totally blowing out of work early for the game. Bring it.

    krueg June 1, 2011, 11:56 am
  • 15-14 in May after a 15-9 April…terrible.

    krueg June 1, 2011, 12:24 pm

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