Repent! Yanks-Jays Saturday Gamer

A heroic ninth-inning comeback wasn’t enough last night, as our Bombers failed to score in extras against the Jays, who finally put one across in the 14th on a solo shot off Brian Bruney (who otherwise K’ed the side). Sox and Tigers won. Oh well. It’s rainy and humid this afternoon, as the Yanks trot back out onto the field, this time against Shawn Marcum, who’s been excellent of late. The Franchise on the hill for the Yanks. Comment away!

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  • Toronto
    R. Johnson rf .243
    M. Stairs 1b .293
    A. Rios cf .296
    F. Thomas dh .270
    A. Hill 2b .280
    R. Adams 3b .308
    A. Lind lf .230
    C. Thigpen c .203
    R. Olmedo ss .162
    NY Yankees
    M. Cabrera cf .280
    D. Jeter ss .318
    B. Abreu rf .284
    A. Rodriguez 3b .308
    H. Matsui lf .286
    J. Posada c .334
    J. Giambi dh .243
    R. Cano 2b .303
    D. Mientkiewicz 1b .246

    attackgerbil September 22, 2007, 12:58 pm
  • raining.

    attackgerbil September 22, 2007, 1:24 pm
  • Yes, but I expect they’ll get this one going soonish.

    YF September 22, 2007, 1:28 pm
  • It’s on!

    Kevin SF September 22, 2007, 2:43 pm
  • A good first inning for Hughes! Now he’ll pitch a complete game.

    AndrewYF September 22, 2007, 2:48 pm
  • Adam Lind hits a grould rule double, scoring Alex Rios. Runners on 2nd and 3rd, Thigpen up now.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 3:50 pm
  • Anyone else out there have a hard time taking a guy names “Thigpen” all that seriously?

    rootbeerfloat September 22, 2007, 3:55 pm
  • Wow – did I make that happen?

    rootbeerfloat September 22, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • Holy crap, the two worst hitters in the Jays’ lineup come through. 3-1 Toronto.
    Strangely enough, Marcum comes out of the game despite throwing only 51 pitches.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • Jays radio says Marcum is hurt (I think they said knee stiffness, but don’t quote me on that).

    Jackie (SF) September 22, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • Sore right knee.

    Jackie (SF) September 22, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • And now Thomas tweaks something running to 1st, has to come out. Great.

    Jackie (SF) September 22, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • Time to beat up on the bullpen.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 4:17 pm
  • Maybe Thomas and Clemens tripped on the same thing.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 22, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • A triple for the Godzilla, Abreu scores. 3-2.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • Jorge walks. Runners on 1st and 3rd, 2 outs. GIAMBI up.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 4:33 pm
  • Giambi continues to be worth every penny. Strikes out.

    walein September 22, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • I think the Gizz is clearly playing hurt, at least that’s what the people on the Yankee facebook group are saying.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 4:41 pm
  • bases loaded for the MVP

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:04 pm
  • Man, this is what MVP seasons are made of.

    AndrewYF September 22, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • A-rod with a 2-RBI double!!

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • whew… just exhaled after about an hour of holding my breath. good stuff.

    nyara September 22, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • Your 2007 AL MVP now has 145 RBIs. Jesus Christ.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:10 pm
  • Augh, how could he walk Abreu there? Also, some very questionable bullpen management by Toronto this game.
    Oh well. Us SFs will just have to wait anxiously to see how DiceK throws tonight.
    Also, Smoltz has a no-hitter through 5 in Atlanta. Something to keep an eye on.

    stuck working September 22, 2007, 5:10 pm
  • Yeah, I remember when Jesus Christ got 145 RBIs too, doug. Now that was an MVP season…Didn’t he also throw 33 complete game shutouts?

    stuck working September 22, 2007, 5:12 pm
    Matsui with a single, Abreu scores, A-Rod scores, Yankees up 6-3!

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • Yeah, but Jesus Christ played in the dead-ball (dead sea?) era so we can’t compare the numbers.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:14 pm
  • Doug: As I recall it, Jesus Christ also had a big comeback season after the dead ball era, though. i’m pretty sure he was only away from the game for a little while before coming back even better. Not sure if the 145 RBI season came before or after, though.

    stuck working September 22, 2007, 5:17 pm
  • Amazing: Toronto has used 6 pitchers through 6 innings. The day after a 14 inning affair. WTF?

    stuck working September 22, 2007, 5:18 pm
  • don’t worry SFs, veras is trying to give it all back.

    nyara September 22, 2007, 5:26 pm
  • I can’t believe Veras actually got the K, and then an 0-2 count on Rios. Of course, he throws a WP and the runners go to 2nd and 3rd, so it evens out.
    god, this guy sucks. Can’t throw strikes.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • … and just as I type that, Veras gets another K. It’s mind-bottling.
    Jose Veras is not good for my blood pressure.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • … and then he allows a run on a passed ball. COME ON!
    What the hell is wrong with him?

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:34 pm
  • Man, September call-ups are fun.

    stuck working September 22, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • doug, don’t feel too bad… not everyone can pitch like this. gameday says passed ball, but i’m guessing it was a poor pitch, yeah?

    nyara September 22, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • yeah, fun like a root canal.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • This gameday runaround shit is also seriously annoying.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • i really hope Veras makes the post-season roster. He is awesome.

    Sam-YF September 22, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • The Jays being a thorn today.

    rob September 22, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • wow.

    nyara September 22, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • Glad to see the Yanks are getting the same Jays the Sox did.

    stuck working September 22, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • Russ Adams, who was a Red Sox killer this week, is showing that he can do it to multiple teams. He doubles in 2 runs, Jays now up 7-6.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • It’s almost enough to make you remember that some people picked the Jays to finish second again. Anyone think they’ll be contending next year?

    stuck working September 22, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • NO kidding, stuckworking. No kidding.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • So… can anyone explain why Torre didn’t leave Ross Ohlendorf in the game, if he only faced one batter? These guys are the Yankee B-team relief, but still. Is a 3-run lead not enough for these clowns? If we end up losing, it’s another one of the Torre bullpen mismanagement losses.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • doug i agree fully. no reason not to leave ross out there. Veras is a disgrace…

    Sam-YF September 22, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • especially since the bullpen got depleted last night… its not like torre can afford to burn more RPs one batter at a time. totally agree, doug and sam.

    nyara September 22, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • Minty doubles on an 0-2 count. Not a bad pitch by League either, just one Minty managed to get a piece of.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • Shit, Melky singles in both runs. Way to throw a fastball right down the middle, League.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 5:58 pm
  • melky!!!
    talk about being ‘due’… 0-4 with 5 LOB, and he comes through!

    nyara September 22, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • … and we also had Britton available. OH WELLZ~
    I’ve heard that Edwar is the kind of guy who’ll give up 0 runs or 4, and I agree.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • I’ve heard the same, doug. I’ve also noticed that Edwar always seems to let inherited runners score. Can anyone find those stats?

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • yeah, I’d like to see those stats too. I just remember one time (maybe twice) at the Stadium he followed up Joba and freaking mowed down the side, and then the time he got shelled by the Angels.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 6:05 pm
  • Oh wow, we’re tied. What a pleasant surprise~~

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Abreu walks. ARod immediate makes Toronto pay, singling to center field. 9-8, Yanks.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 6:09 pm

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 6:09 pm
  • hahaha…. what a roller coaster of a game.
    9-8 NY.

    nyara September 22, 2007, 6:09 pm
  • holy crap that’s twice A-rod has driven in the go-ahead run.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 6:10 pm
  • Maybe now Arod knows the honest, unwaivering, and true love the Yankee fans have for him and will stay there forever.
    ooooh, making it inneresting- Professor Farnsworth is in.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 22, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • and the patented ‘matsui groundout to 2nd’ ends the inning.
    who wants to give the game away now? britton? henn?

    nyara September 22, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • also, I am an idiot. that was A-rod’s 147th.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • I can’t believe the Yankees are going to lose this game.

    AndrewYF September 22, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • Will Sun Bet a Mitt? This guy has been such an amazing pickup for the Yanks… though it seems that they could also use Proctor right now.

    Jackie (SF) September 22, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • I’m sitting here, laughing hysterically.

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • Farnsworth allows the tying run. (Good news, everyone!)

    Jackie (SF) September 22, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • This is what happens when you have your top two bullpen arms unavailable, and the closer saved for the ninth inning. And the next best guy is only allowed to throw 3 pitches.
    I guess it’s a positive that we’ll really only be seeing Farnsworth and co. in games where the Yankees are losing in the postseason.

    AndrewYF September 22, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • Not just losing, Andrew, but losing spectacularly, like down by 10 or something. You can’t undermine a team’s chances of coming back down a couple of runs by putting Farns in there!

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 6:26 pm
  • And to think, none of this might’ve happened if Ross was left in to pitch the 7th. Thanks, Joe!
    *bangs head on wall*

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • 15 pitchers used in this game so far. I wonder what the record is for a 9 inning game?

    Jackie (SF) September 22, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Poking my head in on my lunch break and have to say that this may be one of the ugliest games Ive seen this seaaon. Its especially brutal with two teams that went 14 innings last night havign to use this many pitchers in a freaking day game the next day

    Dionysus September 22, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • I don’t know, but I bet we’ll find out. Did Joe take the over today?

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • 11-9 and NOONE has hit a home run? wow.

    Dionysus September 22, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • The comments at RLYW are killing me:
    “Never have so many sucked so much.”
    and truer words have never been spoken….

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 6:45 pm
  • COmpletely Random Unrelated-To-The-Game Fact:
    Joe Morgan is an idiot.

    Dionysus September 22, 2007, 6:47 pm
  • alright, i’ve been looking at “in play, run(s)” for what seems like an eternity. can someone fill me in?

    nyara September 22, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • Everyone can agree that Morgan is a worthless commentator, to be sure.
    Now it’s tied again, holy moly!

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 22, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • Oh my. Whatever happens, please don’t let it go to extras, for the love of god!!

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 6:52 pm
  • nyara: melky singles to tie the game again, then gets thrown out tryign to stretch.

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • This is one of the worst-pitched games of the year, for both teams.
    Besides Hughes, and hopefully Ohlendorf, the Yankees just trotted out every pitcher that won’t be pitching in the postseason. Fucking Farnsworth.

    AndrewYF September 22, 2007, 6:54 pm
  • I don’t know how reliable is, but:
    The record for most pitchers used by one team in a nine inning game is 9 (St. Louis Browns vs. the White Sox on October 2, 1949)… which the Yankees have tied today in bringing in Mo.
    The record for most pitchers used by both teams in a 9 inning game is 14.
    Cubs (7) against Giants (7) on July 23, 1944
    Reds (8) Braves (6) April 26, 1959
    Houston (8) Cubs (6) September 11, 1967
    Houston (8) Dodgers (6) September 17, 1972
    That’s crushed by the 16 pitchers used so far today.

    Jackie (SF) September 22, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • And the number is only likely to rise, as the Jays have to pitch at least another 1/2 inning…
    I blame Aaron Hill. If not for that damn bobble, they’d have had actual pitchers available today.

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 6:57 pm
  • who thinks Arod can knock in the go-ahead run for the third time today?

    nyara September 22, 2007, 6:58 pm
  • WHat happens if this goes into Extras? Pettite? Clemens? Or do the Joba Rules go out the window?
    Just curious.

    Dionysus September 22, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • shit. i may have jinxed the whole thing.

    nyara September 22, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • This from Pete Abe:
    UPDATE, 6:48 p.m.: This is either the best game of the season or the worst, I’m not sure.
    Meanwhile, Melky was given a single on that last play.
    Thank God, Mo is pitching. If Igawa stayed in I might have run out there and tackled him.

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • If it goes to extras, that’ll mess up the record (which is 10 for a single team, 18 for two teams).

    Jackie (SF) September 22, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • Curtis Thigpen: you can only hope to contain him…

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • Dio, I think Ron Guidry might have to come in in that case. Or else, the immortal Chase Wright is still available, is he not?

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 7:03 pm
  • I dont get this lineup. You have a guy hittign 240 leading off, WHY?

    Dionysus September 22, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • OH. Josh Towers. Blue Jays just threw in the towl.

    Dionysus September 22, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • Arod doubles. its no game-winner, but i’ll gladly take it.

    nyara September 22, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Kay: not much pitching in this game. Understatement of the year!

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 7:14 pm
    Not extra innings again!!!….

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • eff. extras again.

    nyara September 22, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Extras again! wow, battle of the bullpens.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 22, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Bonus baseball! Hooray!
    Where’s the Red Sox gamer? Ortiz with a 2 out double.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Do you guys need a Sox gamer?

    John - YF (Trisk) September 22, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • Yes John ;-)
    Ortiz caught stealing 3rd base. What kind of alternate universe is this?

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • Games like this one make baby Jesus weep. This abomination has been going on for almost 5 hours now.

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Papi’s wheels are square-shaped, why did he do that?

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 22, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • I’m surprised the Jays didn’t bunt Stairs over. Sometimes a little small-ball is warranted, no matter who is batting.

    Atheose September 22, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • ok guys your gamer is up, it’s nothing too creative, but enjoy anyway.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 22, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • damn you blue jays. stairs might be the slowest man to be named after a broken escalator.

    sf rod September 22, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Bunt Bunt Bunt, stay out of the DP. Come on Robi.

    John - YF (Trisk) September 22, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • thanks trisk.

    sf rod September 22, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • YES!!!!! Hallelujah!!! Thank you, Melkman.

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • Jesus christ. Worst fucking game of the year. Christ almighty.

    AndrewYF September 22, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • 5 ribbies for the Melk. Guess he’s swinging the bat better, eh?

    yankeemonkey September 22, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Just back from the stadium. Definitely was worth waiting through the rain delay.
    For the record, I don’t think Veras pitched all that badly. From where I was sitting the passed ball was truly just that, and not a wild pitch. And the hit to left field that killed him could have been caught if Matsui gets a good jump and/or is more aggressive.
    Regardless, Melky proves once again that a. he is a huge asset on both sides of the ball and b. he does not wilt in pressure situations. Speaknig of which, A-Rod came up big repeatedly.
    Great game.
    Sure hope we can use fewer than 4 pitchers tomorrow.

    IronHorse (yf) September 22, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • Andrew: …or BEST fucking game of the year, amirite~~
    Wow, this game… I don’t know whether to laugh or to… never mind, I’ll just LOL at it and be glad we won in the end. Losing 2 straight extra-inning games to Toronto would have been straight-up unacceptable.

    doug YF September 22, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • Talk about a bullpen meltdown..what until the playoffs and we can only get 4-6 innings from Moose and Rockhead man. You aint seen nothin yet.

    NW Bomber September 22, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • Rockhead man?

    IronHorse (yf) September 22, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Just a little nick I have given him for his many on the field tirades over the years.

    NW Bomber September 22, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • CLE .595 (and losing)
    BOS .591 (and winning)
    LAA .587
    NYY .578

    A YF September 22, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Rockhead man? Whos that?
    I dont think it was as much of a meltdown as it was we were just playing with our B team relievers. Resting the A team after last night. I guarantee that if we had Viz/Joba/, etc. it would have been over much earlier.

    Cali YF September 22, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Phil Franchise needs to learn to get past the 5th inning. He limits damage and always keeps them in the game which, for a 21 year old, is impressive in itself. But he throws a lot of balls early.

    IronHorse (yf) September 22, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • Whoa, that lasted a while. Good for the yankees, bad for my heart.

    Carlos (YF) September 23, 2007, 4:23 am
  • “But he throws a lot of balls early.”
    Not this time. He can never fully avoid the Big Inning, it seems, where he instantly starts to struggle mightily but doesn’t exactly fall apart. That Big Inning was the 5th, where at the beginning it looked like he could go 7 strong, but at the end he was cooked. He has been looking better and better as time goes on, though. Next year will be really fun.

    AndrewYF September 23, 2007, 11:07 am
  • andrew, someone will probably file this under “lame excuses”, because it sounds like one, but here goes anyway: it could be that phil is still trying to “come back” from missing so much time with that injury earlier…it may take him awhile to build back strength/endurance, and/or he may just be a little tentative at times…

    dc September 23, 2007, 11:35 am
  • That was certainly an “interesting” use of the bullpen by Torre yesterday.
    Between him and Francona, it’s always a wild and crazy ride.

    SoxFan September 23, 2007, 12:38 pm

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