Respect The Streak: A’s-Yanks Gamer

Rookie Brett Anderson has given up 4 runs in his last 41 innings spanning 5 starts, and no runs in his last 3 outings with a total of seven hits and three walks over those last 21 innings. The Yankees have won seven in a row since the break and look to take seal their third consecutive series victory with Joba on the mound. Somethin’s gotsta give.

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  • Can Joba actually make it past the 4th inning two starts in a row??? We’ll see…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 6:01 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:08 pm
  • Looks beautiful up in NYC…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • First pitch ball in the dirt…game. Joba sucks.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • Double and then Joba ignores the baserunner who EASILY steals 3rd…great job. Get back in the bullpen!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • Obviously he scores on the SAC fly…nice job Joba. Not.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • 0-1…joba sucks.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • 2 K’s for their pitcher already…making us look stupid.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • This ump’s strikezone is HUGE…i’m talking rosie o’donnell AND roseanne barr’s ass combined.
    Strikes out the side. This game is over.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • HIP HIP THREW SOMEONE OUT!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! 0-1 going into the bottom of the 2nd…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • This f-cking guy is going to throw a perfect game…striking out every single sorry-ass yankee.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • Only one batter struck out that inning. Progress!

    AndrewYF July 24, 2009, 7:42 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:49 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • MELKY WITH THE DOUBLE!!!! 2nd and 3rd with 1 out!!! We’re in business…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • See? Progress.

    AndrewYF July 24, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!! RBI SINGLE!!!! 1-1!!!! Held up Melky at 3rd…1st and 3rd with 1 out still…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • 2-1!!!!!! Johnny hits a fielders choice but no one covers 1st and the throw hits Johnny in the ass!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • I hear ya Andrew!!! But the progress is predicated on my negative reinforcement!!! ;)

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • Joba settling down…nice.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Another 1-2-3 inning for the good guys…garbage.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • 4 pitch walk for Joba with 1 out…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • Eiland out to talk to Joba for some reason…probably because all of the sudden he can’t throw strikes.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Meltdown imminent…Joba can’t find the strikezone now.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • back-to-back walks…get his sorry-ass out of the game.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • Wild pitch…now 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. F-ck you Joba. GAME OVER.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • Weird. Joba had it, now he’s lost it.

    AndrewYF July 24, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • OK…had a 1-2 count. Now 2-2. Watch him walk this douche too after having a f-cking 1-2 count…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Joba never had it as a starter Andrew…ever.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • We need to trade for a starter, put Joba back in the pen where he OBVIOUSLY belongs and get a solid RF’er…Flusher is worthless.
    Joba with the K…SCIENCE BE PRAISED!!!! 2 outs. ONE MORE YOU TUBBY PRICK!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • The douche up now is hitting .111…if he doesn’t get him out i’m going to lose my sh-t more than usual…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:30 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:31 pm
    Okay, that one was pretty ridiculous.

    AndrewYF July 24, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • I have to say Joba is really ugly. Even uglier than Pedroia’s attempts at facial hair. But not quite as ugly as Julian Tavarez.

    AndrewYF July 24, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Apparently the A’s are really bad at covering first.

    AndrewYF July 24, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • The thing about Flusher is that I dig his personality, but when you suck as bad as he does, it gets really annoying…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Joba is a good starter. Not great (yet) but certainly not bad. I don’t have time to look up his stats, but while he throws too many pitches and therefore doesn’t go deep enough in games, he has generally done a good job in the bend-don’t-break category. On an unrelated note, if an opposing pitcher was as demonstrative as Joba I’d want to smack him.

    IronHorse July 24, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Scottie Pippen is uglier than Julian…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • I hear you IH…if Joba were as good as Burnett or CC, I could see the animation…when he was in the pen it didn’t bother me because he was actually doing something…as a starter it is starting to piss me off because he sucks most of the time.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:41 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Joba holding it down…solid.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • LEADOFF DOUBLE FOR AROD!!!! Not sure what the outfielder was thinking…must have lost in in the lights?

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • A-Rod really is an adventure on every easy pop-up. It’s just bizarre.
    Not sure if I agree on the Pippen vs. Tavarez thing.
    Krueg, are you watching this on YES like I am? They keep showing the A’s kid pitcher Andersen doing some really strange stuff in the dugout in between innings.

    IronHorse July 24, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • 4-1!!!! GODZILLA RBI!!!! Manufacturing runs baby!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Sure am…weird, right??? Is he high???

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • It does seem like he’s high. The funny thing is that it’s not like he’s goofing off with buddies. It’s like he’s entirely in his own world doing strange stuff.

    IronHorse July 24, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • He is good though…unlike Flusher who is COMPLETELY WORTHLESS IN EVERY WAY!!!! We need a new RF’er…maybe Rios when we get Halladay??? :)

    krueg July 24, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • Will Joba go 8? They’ll probably go to Aceves, but I would like it if the Yankees scored some more runs so Bruney, Robertson or Melancon could get some work in.

    AndrewYF July 24, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • Joba’s 2-hitter would be a shutout if he could simply have held Cabrera on second base in the first. This is 2 v good and deep starts in a row. Holliday-less Oakland isn’t exactly a fearsome line-up, but this is great to see, and he could still start the 8th.

    IronHorse July 24, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Agreed Andrew…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • …and IH.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • My wife is going off…she loves Melky.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:08 pm
  • Haha, awkward fall by Melky. Almost directly following an awkward question, “Were you a better hitter when you were happy?”, by Michael Kay. In a game where Joba gives his most awkward fist-pump yet. Been an awkward night for the Yankees, but I’ll take it.

    AndrewYF July 24, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • Damon hits into the DP…dick.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Tex can still get a tack-on run…BRING IT MARKY MARK!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • The YES crew really needs to work on getting the counts right…christ.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • Going to the pen to face ARod…I feel an ABOMB coming on!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Broadcaster-banter can be annoying, but I actually enjoy listening to O’Neil, Leiter, and Kay joking around and telling stories. Mostly because of O’Neil and Leiter.

    IronHorse July 24, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • The wife loves O’Neill as an announcer…she never saw him play. I wish he could go play RF now!!!
    Kay doesn’t bother me that much…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • I was digging the Haight-Ashbury references… ;)

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • ARod stayin’ alive like the Bee Gee’s…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • f-ck.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:20 pm
  • Pull Joba. Why push it in the 8th. We’ve got a 3-run lead and he walked the leadoff man. There is no reason not to have put in Aceves…and as I type this he hits Ellis. Pulling him a batter too late in my view.

    IronHorse July 24, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • Joba melting down in the 8th…get his the f-ck out of the game. He had a great start. Not sure why the hell you leave him in for the 8th???

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • Great game Joba…keep it up!!!! At least until you get back in the bullpen!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:26 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Mrs. Mia Hamm…hehe

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • No-mah was on the juice…AND K’S LIKE THE DOUCHE HE IS!!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • 2 outs by Coke…ONE MORE BABY!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:31 pm
  • I wonder if Marte will ever pitch well for us? Coke has gotten to be very reliable…if Marte can get it together our bullpen will be even more sick.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:32 pm
  • f-ck. 2nd and 3rd now with 2 outs on the wild pitch…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:33 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Huge strikeout there. Ballgame.

    Atheose July 24, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • HIP HIP…HR!!!! HOLY SH-T THAT WAS A BOMB!!!! 5-1!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:38 pm
  • Not sure if 4 runs is big enough a lead for Bruney…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • These guys suck on D…6-1. Need some more if Bruney has a chance of holding…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • Alright…the ball beat him there but the douche missed the tag. I hate when they call people out because the ball beats the guy, kinda like the double play when the 2nd baseman doesn’t even touch the bag or travelling in the NBA.
    rant over.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!! RBI SINGLE!!! 7-1!!! Now maybe we are safe with Bruney coming in…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:53 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Walks the bases loaded for…AROD!!! GRAND SLAM TIME!!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • crap…DP.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:58 pm

    krueg July 24, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • O’s got em loaded in the eight against the Sox now

    mikelogan July 24, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • And ARod was totally safe,maybe the ump was making up for calling Swish safe at third earlier.Dont know

    mikelogan July 24, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • No Bruney??? Sweet…

    krueg July 24, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • He was safe Mike…tag was missed. GO O’S!!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • I can’t remember who was arguing with me about the pen saying that Robertson was some great arm but, yeah…he sucks.

    krueg July 24, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • Ok,i got a bad angle when i looked. Come on Robertson,do your freaking job!

    mikelogan July 24, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • Wild pitch scores another run…that’s 2 for garbage Robertson. As-hole. 8-3

    krueg July 24, 2009, 10:09 pm
    8 in a row baby!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Oh,and the O’s did what they do…lost.Well,they tried.

    mikelogan July 24, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • As long as we keep winning, especially starting August 6th it doesn’t matter!!!

    krueg July 24, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Yeah,let’s just keep it up.Feels great to be on top.

    mikelogan July 24, 2009, 10:13 pm