One Is The Loneliest Number: Yanks-SatanFish Gamer XVII

Kei did his part in his recent start, but Bruney’s heart was lost and Karstens paid the cost. “Not today,” said Navarro. “Come back and try tomorrow.” Howell faces Wang tonight; so marches the season long. J.P.’s last start seemed right though all the rest went wrong. Falling to the Fish is always tough to swallow, but games aren’t won by wish and so the lineups follow: this is baseball and there’s yet another game to play, though I spend my time just making rhymes of yesterday.

NY Yankees
J. Damon lf .264
D. Jeter ss .319
B. Abreu rf .283
A. Rodriguez 3b .311
J. Posada c .334
R. Cano 2b .304
S. Duncan dh .246
D. Mientkiewicz 1b .257
M. Cabrera cf .277

Tampa Bay
A. Iwamura 3b .282
J. Velandia 2b .400
C. Pena 1b .277
B.J. Upton cf .302
D. Young rf .292
G. Norton dh .237
J. Gomes lf .247
D. Navarro c .228
J. Wilson ss .249

43 comments… add one
  • Ugh. Terrible start to the game.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • So Wang is letting up hits, but they’re not due to the turf at all. I just don’t get why he struggles on the road and yet is so excellent at Yankee stadium.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • 100 Ks for Wang on the season.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • Jeter goes long
    Abreu scores by Cano RBI
    2-1 lead

    J (yf) September 26, 2007, 8:18 pm
  • can anyone confirm that Michael Kay actually asked Al Leiter a “tough question – what if the Twins offered Johan Santana for Joba?”?

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • John und Susan are discussing the “Artifical Noise” at TB’s stadium. Does that refer to canned ‘crowd’ noise because of the low attendance?

    J (yf) September 26, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • j- no rbi for cano. error on ss wilson.
    why is al leiter so enamored with the fact that cano, melky, and damon laugh in the dugout? he’s brought it up 15 times tonight, like it’s some kind of unnatural sign from god that all things are right. no…really…, unlike you, some guy’s have personality.
    15 defensive outs till a yankee postseason eligibility celebration.

    sf rod September 26, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • > can anyone confirm that Michael Kay actually asked Al Leiter a “tough question – what if the Twins offered Johan Santana for Joba?”?
    Not watching the game unfortunately. But WHAT?? How can that be a serious question, let alone a tough one.

    attackgerbil September 26, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Someone at SoSH said this was an exchange tonight – and that Leiter answered “you’d have to go with Santana”, or something like that.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:41 pm
    Funny. From a Yankees site, just for the record.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • I can confirm this. Michael Kay reported that there is grumblings from Minnesota that they will trade Santana BEFORE the beginning of next season. Supposedly they feel his value will be higher in the off season then at the ASB of ’08. So MK said to Al, I am going to ask you a tough question which was would you trade Joba for Santana if the Twins were interested? Al said yes, Michael said no. Al said yes because he is 28 and pitchers generall excel from ages 28-34, giving the Yankees a 6 year window with the top pitcher in the league. MK said no, because you have Joba at the minimum for 6 years and you really don’t know that he can’t be comparable to Santana long term.
    Let me know if that’s clear or if there are any more questions fellas.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 26, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • So… congratulations on clinching tonight, guys. Yeesh.

    Jackie (SF) September 26, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • Oh yeah, he also said the Twins believe that they can sign Hunter. They feel that if they trade Santana they can keep Hunter, who they and their fan base love. New stadium, bla bla bla….

    John - YF (Trisk) September 26, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Well, why would you trade Joba for Santana, if you could have Joba AND Santana in 2009?
    The only way I’d trade Joba for Santana next year, and I’m being serious, is if the team acquiring Santana gets a window to iron out a long-term deal. Then you do it, because if you don’t, you don’t have Santana for the next 8 years.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • MK and AL seem to think Santana will command 22-25 million per season. Can you imagine the field day reporters, fans, etc will have if the Yankees sign A-Rod at 32 million plus AND Santana at 22-25 million. Good thing they will have a lot of guys making the minimum! LOL.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 26, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • Just got the kid down for the evening (fingers crossed). This thing was 1-0 Rays when I started in with Babar, and it looked like we might be back-dooring it courtesy of Santana. Now this thing is a pretty safe but for a fe Velandia grannies. Start spreadin’ the news….

    YF September 26, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Only question: can we get this thing salted away for good before top chef. Gotta watch my man Hung!

    YF September 26, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Or not.

    YF September 26, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • We can only hope YF!

    John - YF (Trisk) September 26, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • hey guys, just checking in for a second. Things looking good in Yankeeland right now. But I was thinking that about this time yesterday…
    regarding Top Chef, it’s Hung in a landslide if I have any say.

    Nick-YF September 26, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • This is just embarrassing.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Being forced to watch the season premiere of Criminal Minds, so keep me posted on the score!!!

    John - YF (Trisk) September 26, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • If you can extend Johan, it’s a no-brainer. Seriously, how can this even be an argument? “You don’t know Joba won’t be Johan?”? Is Kay serious?

    SF September 26, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • But SF, what if the Twins are idjits, and don’t offer the extension? To that, I would say no deal.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • I *think* it’s probably safe to switch over to Top Chef at this point, YF. (Go Casey!)

    Jackie (SF) September 26, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Hmmm, Yanks WC vs. Cleveland
    1) Pettitte
    vs. Sabathia
    2) Clemens
    vs. Carmona
    3) Wang at home because the disparity is so large pitching on the road. Or is this factor less important than the basic “best foot forward?”

    J (yf) September 26, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • J, the pitchers in games #1 and #2 will pitch twice, there is no way Clemens goes #2. Pettitte may go #1, but Wang would then be the #2.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 26, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • But, if Cleveland doesn’t have the best record (overtaken by Boston), and they have the shorter series, you could very well see Clemens in game 2.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Right, I thought that’s what we were talking about. My bad. If Boston does get the choice, then we very well could see Clemens in Game #2, since Game #3 is really the “It” game.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 26, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • “Rodriguez is also the fourth Yankees’ player to have 150 or more RBIs in a season. The others are Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio.
    “That’s pretty awesome,” Rodriguez said. “It’s hard to compare eras, but anytime you’re mentioned (with those three), that gives me chills. You talk about those names, they’re like angels.””
    Angels??? Is this a clue???

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Sorry, link to the story:

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • I hear you, it’s just unnerving looking at his home/away split.
    On the road he is NOT our ace: 5.05 38Ks 46ER 82inn
    So do we approach it based on how CMW should pitch, or how he actually pitches…

    J (yf) September 26, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • 505 pitching changes for the ’07 yankees. that sets a new all time record. so…congrats….i think.
    and welcome to the post season. i’m one of the few sf’s that will be rooting for yankees to make the ALCS. that’s why we’re all here, right?

    sf rod September 26, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • Are you rooting for the Yankees to make the ALCS so the Red Sox can face them? Come on, in a 7 game series, you so want to face Cleveland more than the Yankees.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • These Yankees are a buncha stat-padders. Especially Posada, sheesh.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • you got it andrew. byrd is the wild card in a short series. the sox have never hit him well. i’ll take seeing pettitte twice over c.c. twice every time. so please beat the tribe, you know, for rivalry sake.

    sf rod September 26, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • “Are you rooting for the Yankees to make the ALCS so the Red Sox can face them? Come on, in a 7 game series, you so want to face Cleveland more than the Yankees.”
    Arrogant ass Yank fans!
    Anyone who claims they would rather face Cleveland instead of Wang, Pettitte and Clemens is either full of shit of needs their head examined.
    Maybe next year if they buy a starter who scares anyone they may become a concern in a playoff series, if Arod is still with them. This year though the comparison is laughable.

    BostonRAW September 26, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • Well, BostonRAW, given that we went 5-1 in the last six meetings against Beckett, Dice-K, and, your starters don’t exactly make Yankee knees knock together in fear either. We won 8 out of the last 10 against the Sox and took the season series, so choke on that.

    nettles-yf September 26, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • Any honest Sox fan knows they would rather face Cleveland in the ALCS, in terms of their chances of winning.

    AndrewYF September 27, 2007, 12:18 am
  • Yeah. Great. Fantastic.
    and the SOX are 4-0 in their last 4 playoff games against them.
    Both of which do not mean a hill of beans going forward. The only thing that does matter is NY’s pitching looks to get pounded again in the playoffs this year because it is beyond weak, and playoff games inherently expose that.
    You cannot win a playoff series against a decent team without a number 1 or 2 starter. It’s a damn rule…. somewhere.

    BostonRAW September 27, 2007, 11:48 am
  • “It’s a damn rule…. somewhere.”
    Ummm, in the demented corners of your mind?

    IronHorse (yf) September 27, 2007, 11:51 am
  • “You cannot win a playoff series against a decent team without a number 1 or 2 starter. It’s a damn rule…. somewhere.”
    The Yankees have a number 1 and a number 2 starter. Meanwhile, the Sox have a number 1 and a borderline number 3 starter, and a bunch of crap. What is wrong with you?

    AndrewYF September 27, 2007, 12:56 pm
  • “and the SOX are 4-0 in their last 4 playoff games against them.”
    Which were three seasons ago. Which matters not one bit today.
    What happens THIS season DOES matter, which was your pitching staff melted down against the Yankees. Beckett is good, but we beat him. Dice-K and Schilling got owned. Who else you got – Wakefield (yeah, right)? Taverez? Bucholz (untested in playoffs)? Lester?
    I like our chances with Pettitte, Moose, and Wanger. Clemens is a question mark, to be certain. And you cross your fingers with Hughes.
    But come on, Boston’s pitching ain’t all that either…and you know it.
    Suck it up, Red Sux fan. 2004 was a long time ago.

    nettles-yf September 27, 2007, 2:59 pm

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