Pleased To Meet Me: Yanks-Twins Gamer

C.C. Sabathia looks to bounce back from giving up five home runs in one game.  Don’t Tell A Soul but five dingers in one start is not all that rare thing in baseball: three other pitchers have done it this year.  Heck, Tim Wakefield once gave up six and won the game, so Let It Be.  More importantly, C.C. looks All Shook Down from 12 runs given up in his last 14 innings.

Brian Duensing is on the mound for the TCTs.  He opened his season against the Yankees, picking up a no-decision in the Twins victory.

ARod is in Minnesota but is not in the lineup tonight.  In completely unrelated news, Prince, Paul Westerberg, Grant Hart, Winona Ryder, and Garrison Keillor are among the North Star State luminaries attending a no limit deuce to seven draw Hootenanny at a private country club on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Purify yourself and comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .290
C. Granderson cf .277
M. Teixeira 1b .247
R. Cano 2b .306
N. Swisher dh .269
A. Jones rf .238
E. Nunez 3b .263
F. Cervelli c .245
B. Gardner lf .284
C. Sabathia 2.93
B. Revere cf .253
T. Plouffe 2b .206
J. Mauer rf .281
J. Morneau 1b .226
J. Thome dh .259
D. Valencia 3b .244
R. Tosoni lf .215
T. Nishioka ss .214
D. Butera c .167
B. Duensing 4.53
56 comments… add one
  • CC has lost it…he is getting pounded.
    1st place was nice while it lasted.
    Now we suck again.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 8:39 pm
  • All home runs against the Yankees are now tape-measured shots.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 8:41 pm
  • Home run overturned…
    Regardless, CC looks bad.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 8:43 pm
  • Wow. I had to do that “enter the letters” thing for my post. My random letters were “fuckv”

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 8:44 pm
  • We got out of the inning unscathed, though Sabathia can’t be feeling good about it. Too many hard hit balls.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 8:45 pm
  • And the genius of Ron Gardenhire is now moot as he stomps back into the clubhouse.
    Morneau strikes out.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 8:45 pm
  • Jones hits the ball 400 feet for an out. That sucks.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 8:48 pm
  • Jones couldn’t hit that any farther without having to get it reviewed.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 8:48 pm
  • Wait. Since when is Joe Mauer a right fielder?

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 8:49 pm
  • I read online that a call-up missed a flight, and everyone else is hurt.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 8:51 pm
  • Yankees are testing Mauer in the field by popping out to him.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 8:55 pm
  • Yeah, they just explained it right after I asked.
    People keep talking about Mauer’s power outage, but he’s never been a power hitter other than his ridiculous 2009 season. Unrealistic expectations. He’s a Wade Boggs type hitter.
    Gardner flies to right, Nunez tags and scores. 1-0.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 8:55 pm
  • Or not.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 8:56 pm
  • Another freaking line drive. CC is not missing bats.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 9:00 pm
  • Luckily, Jim Thome runs like Jorge Posada carrying David Wells.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 9:02 pm
  • If CC continues to struggle…we are screwed.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:03 pm
  • 1-1.
    Fading fast.
    Darkness. Dispair.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:03 pm
  • .157 hitter steps to the plate against CC…

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:04 pm
  • Just closing my eyes and thinking of a happy place.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • 1-2.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • We always lose games in bunches…

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:06 pm
  • Granderson with the very strange 8-6 fc.. another run scores.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 9:06 pm
  • Grandy with a triple.. that’s the third base hit off a Twins’ glove.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 9:10 pm
  • Tex smash puny ball!!!

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 9:10 pm
  • Teixeira took the umps out of the formula there.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 9:11 pm
  • TEX BOMB. 3-2.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:11 pm
  • That was much better.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:28 pm
  • Yeah, he’s looking much better now.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 9:46 pm
  • Sweet swing Swisher swats sphere so swell.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 9:50 pm
  • And Jones makes it back-to-back.
    No alliteration this time.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 9:51 pm
  • Wow. That was a bomb.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:51 pm
  • 434 feet. 3rd deck.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 9:53 pm
  • 434 feet, they just said.
    Yep. A bomb indeed.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 9:53 pm
  • Another scoreless inning for CC. He really got it together.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:03 pm
  • ag, I do need to commend you for name-dropping Replacements albums up there. Clever lad.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 10:04 pm
  • CC is DEALING now…just struck out Thome with a 96 mph heater. Nice.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:19 pm
  • I hate the “neighborhood” calls at 2nd…

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:26 pm
  • 6-3. Why?

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:34 pm
  • Slow clap for Nunez.
    For fuck’s sake, kid…

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 10:37 pm
  • Nunez. HUGE error. Blows a double play.
    Bases loaded with no outs.
    About to lose #2 in a row and fall back to 2nd place.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:37 pm
  • 6-4.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:38 pm
  • 2 outs.
    Come on CC. 1 more.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:39 pm
  • Thome.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:40 pm
  • Thome can still hit it. Don’t play around here..

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 10:40 pm
  • 98 mph ball…

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:41 pm
  • Thank God Thome’s run as as slow as my walk with an injured knee.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 10:42 pm
    6-4 after 7.
    More runs. Now.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:42 pm
  • is*

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 10:42 pm
  • Jeter still has the wheels…beat out an infield single. 2 hits tonight.

    krueg August 18, 2011, 10:50 pm
  • First base umpire wants Jeter to get to .300, and gives him the infield single.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 10:51 pm
  • Thanks, Dusty.. love the mats.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 10:51 pm
  • Cano bunting, leading off in the top of the ninth.
    I just tasted some sick in my mouth.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2011, 11:09 pm
  • I got hooked on The Replacements while reading Our Band Could Be Your Life. That book redeemed the 80’s for me.
    Yanks win! Nice recovery for Sabathia tonight after an absolutely shitty start to the game.

    DustyDrB - YF August 18, 2011, 11:35 pm
  • Awesome! Yanks win, AG gets me hooked on an all-day search for great Replacements concerts on the internets.

    Nick-YF August 18, 2011, 11:40 pm
  • That was a particulalry satisfying game for some reason. I think the fact that CC made a mid-game adjustment (right after Cervelli visited the mound I think) that seemed to right whatever went wrong with him in the previous couple of starts and in the first 2 innings yesterday was a big part of it as was the fact that everyone seemed to have a good night last night (Jeter again, Granderson again, Teix, Swish, Jones, Nunez, Cano, Cervelli), including great baserunning by Nunez and some highlight-reel defense by Teix and Cano. Anyway, hopefully the rest of the rotation can follow CC’s lead now as they were pretty bad to a man the last time through and have been simply bailed out by an offensive juggernaut and superb bullpen. Speaking of which, David Robertson is ridiculously good right now. He has been all season, but now he no longer seems to walk as many guys before shutting down the other team. He looks as much like a potential heir to Mariano as we’ve seen, esp. with his own impressive cutter, his incredibly high K-rate, which is more classic-closer than Mo’s contact-pitcher style, and his unflappable demeanor. Of course, Robertson needs to contiune this in the post-season and next year to qualify, but he certainly looks the part.

    IronHorse (YF) August 19, 2011, 5:12 am
  • Beating the Twins is especially nice because my company is headquartered in downtown Minny. I work with many Twinkie fans. :)

    krueg August 19, 2011, 2:42 pm

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