Satan Fish: Yanks-Rays Gamer I

Every year for more than a century, Tampa Bay has celebrated legendary Spanish pirate José Gaspar, who supposedly sacked passing ships off the coast of Spanish Florida in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, amassing a huge fortune until he killed himself rather than be taken into custody by the USS Enterprise. As the “Pirates” name was pilfered by Pittsburgh due to their looting of Lou Bierbauer right about the same time Tampa Bay started lauding a murderer, expansion club Tampa Bay (which actually plays in St. Petersburg) decided to name itself after a fish, yet has continued to sack decent baseball from the west coast of Florida since 1998.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays of St. Petersburg had a 2005 team payroll of $29.8 million dollars, and produced a meager 67-95 record, but bested divisional rival New York Yankees of New York (team payroll 2×10^8 fajillion dollars) with an 11-8 record in the season series. This year, Devil Fish team payroll was 35.4 million dollars on opening day. Combining that with their fishy neighbors the Marlins, America’s wang has a baseball payroll of about 50 million dollars. Some have questioned what certain low-salaried teams are doing with their revenue sharing and luxury tax money.

The Yankees have won six out of eight so far in the 18 game season series with the floundering Tampa Bay Satan Fish and currently trail the AL East-leading Red Sox by only one and one-half games. With a personal and a team three-game winning streak in his hands, the Yanks send our favorite Wang to the mound with his sparkling 11-4 record to face Tim Corcoran, hurling for TB-SF in place of injured Scott Kazmir. After the day off, we are hungry for baseball, and first pitch is at The Stadium in one hour. This is your place to comment on tonight’s game.

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  • Starting lineup:
    Damon CF
    Jeter SS
    Giambi DH
    Rodriguez 3B
    Posada C
    Williams RF
    Phillips 1B
    Cabrera LF
    Cairo 2B

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 6:21 pm
  • Great post, AG. Backstory on the Pirates was news to me.

    airk July 28, 2006, 6:28 pm
  • From today’s PTI (paraphrased):
    Mariotti: “How will ARod be greeted at home tonight?”
    Whitlock: “With boos, and I agree with them.”
    I guess ESPN wants to dig up that horse and beat it some more…and I realize I play into their hands just by mentioning it. Here’s hoping Alex gets a standing O and makes them eat crow.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 6:30 pm
  • “Mariotti: “How will ARod be greeted at home tonight?”
    Whitlock: “With boos, and I agree with them.”
    –That would be extremely stupid of the NY Fans.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 6:34 pm
  • They’re not booin him tonight..initially. The guy had a great series in Arlington, and I think even the dumbest of Yankee fans can recognize that. It’s what he will do tonight and in this series that will affect the stupid MFer’s at the Stadium who choose to either boo or cheer him on a whim.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 6:42 pm
  • Thanks, Airk. First game thread post under my belt. Woot.
    The Twins and San Francisco were at certain points considered for relocation to Tampa prior to expansion.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 6:46 pm
  • I think we need a Mariotti ban on this site. And I hope everyone catches The Gerb’s great post on Mullet Night, below. Don’t want it to get lost in the fray of todays many fine posts. Big day here at YFSF.

    YF July 28, 2006, 6:48 pm
  • Sorry YF. I generally like PTI and wasn’t expecting to that jackass on it.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 6:49 pm
  • Wait, hold on…the pirate would’ve been brought to justice by Jean-Luc Picard?
    Clearly, my history teacher has lied to me.

    yankeesnj July 28, 2006, 6:53 pm
  • I hate Mariotti. What a……….. jerkface.

    Ozzie July 28, 2006, 6:54 pm
  • Re PTI: I like Dan Le Betard; he’s incredibly self-effacing and good natured considering the amount of abuse thrown at him, but the substitute hosts generally make the show un-watchable.
    Oh, and Mike Wilbon and Bob Ryan play very well off of each other as well.
    YF: Thanks for the kind words on “Mullet Night.” It was a lot of fun to be at the game as bad a game as it was, and it was a fun post to write.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 6:56 pm
  • YM: We’re in total agreement. PTI = Good. Mariotti = Bad.

    YF July 28, 2006, 6:57 pm
  • Hey Ozzie! Shouldn’t you peeling paint off walls with a little “team meeting”? Or the reason ChiSox have slipped is ‘cuz you spend too much time trolling message boards, hmmmm?

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 6:57 pm
  • I have actually been in Tampa Bay during Gasparilla. It’s a fun festival. Great music, street vendors, and the cuban cuisine to be found in and around TB/St. Pete is delicious. Plus, it’s got kind of a Mardi Gras feel; with the warm Florida weather the clothes are scant. And the night life after the more proper family-oriented day events is, well, stimulating.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 6:59 pm
  • For some reason unknown to me, the game is not on the MLB DirecTV package in Portland. *SCREAM*

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:01 pm
  • Gerbil, could it be because it’s a “My-9” game?

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:04 pm
  • I don’t know what a “My-9” game is, YM. I think it means I will drink my 9 beers and throw the bottles at my worthless satellite dish.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:05 pm
  • YankeesNJ: Don’t you think that fighting a pirate would be a more “Kirkian” episode?

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:06 pm
  • My-9 = UPN9 (local station here) game as opposed to YES or ESPN or FOX. I don’t know if gets to run that broadcast.
    Read this as you drown your sorrows:

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:08 pm
  • And we’re off to a typical CM Wang start: ground out.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:10 pm
  • And Crawford grounds out. That’s 2.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • Make that 2 groundouts.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • And Baldelli makes 3. Awesome.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:13 pm
  • And Jeets guns down the Woonsocket Rocket. 3 grounders for Wang.
    “He was going to be a superstar,” says Murcer of Baldelli. In Tampa? How super can you be? Especially with a .325 OBP.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:14 pm
  • Leadofff floater falls in just right for Johnny D to reach 2nd standing. Nice start.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • I wouldn’t put too much stock into what Bobby says…he’s going a bit senile.
    Someone on NYYFANS was suggesting they should play a 5 infielder, 2-outfielder defense for Wang. Wonder if that’s such a bad idea?
    Meanwhile, JD starts things off with a double.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Derek at 347/423 ba/obp. Yowzah. Goes down a bit there as he moves Damon to 3rd on the grounder to first.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:17 pm
  • Thanks for the explanation and the link, YM. I don’t have I paid for the audio, but it works very poorly on my Apple.
    I splurged for the DirecTV package at home for the second half of the year, but it has been disappointing in the past two weeks in the number of blacked-out games. Oh well. I should be happy that Wang’s sinker is doing just that in drawing ground outs.
    Someone please let me know what kind of reception Álex gets in his first plate appearance. My money is on Standing O.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • I think that’s a bad idea YM. All of a sudden everyone’s out of position, and anything that lands in the oufield means runs.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • Giambi ks looking on inside heat.
    And guess what: NY hearts Alex. He gets a nice hand as he steps in.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Nice hand when he comes up, roaring when he drives in JD.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • And he repays the cheer with an rbi single up the middle!

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • Along those lines, maybe we should play with five outfielders when Wright and Ponson are pitching? :)

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • Suck it, ESPN!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • Welcome home, ARod. You are a “true” Yankee, whatever that really means, in this fan’s book.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • With Ponson and Wright we should have a guy in the bleachers.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • LOL! Ponson especially. Wright at least keeps it in the park most of the time.
    Jorge walks.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • Jorge! BB. Come on Berns!

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • Bernardino flies out. BOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:25 pm
  • And Bernie pops out. We’ll take the 2-out rbi. Nice.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:25 pm
  • Wiggington grounds to short. 4 in a row. 4/4 for that matter.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:27 pm
  • Why Travis “.205” Lee hitting 5th?
    And I guess Wang DOES need outfielders!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • Fly out! Melky shags one. 2 outs.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • Me fail English? Unpossible!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • And a lineout for Cantu. But it was close to the ground….. Partial credit. Anyway, 3 outs.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • To be 21 years old and playing left field for the New York Yankees. What must that feel like?

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • YM: nice Ralph Wiggum reference.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • AP en fuego!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • AP single up the middle. If he doesn’t keep it working, expect Carlos Pena.
    TB hosed on a call at second on the Melky grounder.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • You gotta know Cairo is bunting here. Cairo = good bunter, bad hitter. If you’re ever gonna bunt, now’s the time.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • YES was showing a Clippers game last night…Pena looks good with the glove, not so much with the stick.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • No shocker there, Miggy gets the bunt down, 2nd and 3rd, one down for Damon.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • Good sacrifice from Cairo I assume.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • Gah. Damon slapper to Lugu for the 6-3 out. AP stays at third. 2 down.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • Jeter is hitting .261 with RISP this year; that stat surprises me.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • And Jeter rips a 2-out, 2-rbi single on a 3-1 pitch. MVP. Already instrumental in all 3 NY runs.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • That’s going up. DJ drives in 2 more.
    Good 2-out hitting by the home team.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • And now the SB. Our Hero!

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:41 pm

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • Giambi walks. And here comes Alex….

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Looks like Corcoran was no where near the zone according to GameChannel.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Dinger here?

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • 2-0. Danger!

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:43 pm

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • Walk. Now Posada, who’s already taken a base on balls. Slam?

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Remember, if ARod hits it out, it’s not close-and-late. Therefore it doesn’t count. However, no danger of that as Alex walks.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Holy crap. The Keystone Rays manage to hold onto a pop to right. Yanks strand 3. Corcoran lucky to escape a jam. Yanks have now stranded 5 in 2 innings, but still carry a 3-0 lead.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Glad to see that the rays are making a competition out of this.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • And a grounder to start the 3rd.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • I hereby christen them the St. Petersburg Sushi Rolls.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • 2 down. And here comes Jorge’s replacement. Wonder what they’re talking about….

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • And you can pretty much guess what Mr. Navarro did. 3 outs.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • Evidently Mr. Navarro was saying how he was looking forward to going to New York and kicking the Yankees’ butts. Good job, kid!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • And “The Guns of Navarro” fall silent as the ex-Yankee prospect (Johnson trade I think) grounds out to second.
    Ew. I feel all Bermany.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • To the geniuses over at the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog who think it’s a good time to trade Wang, because he’s at peek value, i say, I’m glad they’re just bloggers!

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • And the Rays go down like punks on thier first night in prison.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Bernie line single. 2-innings late on that one, Berns, but we’ll take it.

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • AP fly out. DFA that stiff!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Trade Wang for what? Hitting that we haven’t needed? Pitching that he already represents? How many available pitchers are out there with a 4ish era? Especially ground-ball pitchers? Crazy talk.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • AP flies out. Why do i just get the feeling that his days are totally numbered?

    YF July 28, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Phillips shows some serious plate patience taking a hack at the 1st pitch.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • Leche with a double into the stands! 2nd and 3rd with 1 out–again.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • MELKY!

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Wang is homegrown isn’t he? He shows the ability to pitch in Yankee stadium and Fenway. To trade him would be stupid. Unless he was sytraight up for say Oswalt.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Did the ground-rule cost us the run? I am guessing it did.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • TB lookis like they have thier Beer League team on the field tonight.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • There is a subset of YFs who want to make a trade for the sake of making a trade.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Rob, homegrown in the sense that he was a free-agent signing by NY.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Gerbil, ground rule double definitely cost a run. Bernie would’ve been in easily. Cairo lines into a DP to strand 2 more. Sigh.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • And Miggy lines into a DP, 5 unassisted.
    Yes, the ball going into the stands “cost” a run.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • I wonder if having to learn English or speaking it as a second language is of benefit when playing in high-pressure markets like NY or BOS?

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • AG…close enough I guess. Definately one of the more low-risk, big returns they have signed. One major plus factor is that he is young.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • You can definately play stupid with a language deficiency if you do not like the questioning.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • I don’t speak Spanish very well. I plan on learning it soon. I wonder what Spanish-language baseball pages read like?

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • BTW: I don’t believe a double into the stands, technically, is a ground rule double, any more than a home run going into the stands is a ground rule home run. each park has a set of individual ground rules that are unique to it. the double into the stands is a standard across the game.
    here endeth the lesson.
    and 2 outs on the k and the fly out.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • For the YF’s…who is the one free agent this year you would like to see sign with the Yanks?

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • 12 in a row.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • Interesting point, YF. Fortunately, I think the “rule” balances out over the course of play.
    Rob: Case in point: Sosa, meet Congress.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • After this season? Barry Zito.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • I’m hoping for Christy Mathewson.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Good question, Rob. Maybe Zito…but he’ll want buckets of cash that I’m not sure he deserves. A couple of decent guys for the bench would be nice.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Damon down.
    How are we only winning this thing 3-9? We’ve had like a gajillion runners and are killing the ball?

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Zito would be a good pick up. I think he has a penchant for the left coast.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Didn’t Zito just get pounded by the Sox. He’s a decent starter, but the asking price from You-Know-Who is going to be astronomical.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • There will be a major bidding war for Zito to be sure. He will get PAID, by someone.
    YF: Seems to be the trend lately. Lots of hits and walks with nobody on, nobody home after that.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Yes he got pounded. I think that if the Yanks stay away from any Boras client they stand a chance to sign them without cashman placing his name in an escort service.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Check that. He’s better than decent. He’s good, not great. But not dominant. And he’s going to require dominant-guy money.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Check that. He’s better than decent. He’s good, not great. But not dominant. And he’s going to require dominant-guy money.
    Jeter with the smash into the corner.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • TYPEPAD!!!!

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • YF: yes, he will command that salary based on rep from past performance.
    Captain, my Captain.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Giambi walks. Shocker.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Rudy says cheer Alex? How about Kerik?

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Yeah, I don’t know if Zito would be worth the oodles of money Boras would demand. What other pitchers will be out there? Pettitte is getting older and fragile. We should stay the hell away from NL pitchers…who else is available?
    Fans are chanting ARod as he comes up to bat. I bet ESPN is crying.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • Bounces ball 4 to Alex. No boos necessary! Juiced for Jorge–again.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • Gamecast is sloooooooooooooooooow. Giambi’s first pitch just registered.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • Canseco has been throwing in some games. I could only dream the Yanks would sign him to the pen.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • That Texas trip appears to have performed a miracle….ARod just seems so much more confident right now. Go ARod!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • 3-1.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • Rob: I just switched to GameChannel this very moment for the same reason you are describing. So slow.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Jorge! Good eye!

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Jorge walks in a run!
    Bernie time.
    Righty Chad Harville in for Corcoran.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Out of town scoreboard update:
    O’s up on ChiSox 4-1 in the 4th
    Tiggers 2-0 on the Twins after top 1st (2 runs off Liriano…impressive!)

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • On a side note….Pedro got smacked for 4 runs in the 1st inning in his return from the DL.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Away board: Minnesota and Chisox both losing early.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • 3 1/3 IP….6 BB’s. This kid is a control master!!

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Ugh. Bernie pops out to left. Gonna need another 2 out hit here.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Andy up with a chance to do some damage….

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • YM is waaaay ahead of me. Great minds….

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Who needs hits? Another run saunters home.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Walk this way…Andy with good patience this time forces in another run.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Someone throw a strike down the middle so the bases can be cleared and start over.

    Rob July 28, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • AP! Clutch non-hit!

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • LOL, Rob!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Melkster grounds out. Another 3 stranded. 5-0. Yanks have stranded at least 2 on in every frame….

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • 9 LOB so far…after 4 innings. Ugh.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Excuse me. Miggy’s DP liner meant only 1 stranded in the 3rd.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Melky swings and disrupts the motions of the universe. We could have been walked in at least a couple of more.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • Bye-bye no hitter :-(

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Ach. There goes the perfecto. Blame the long inning.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • BitWatching™ feels so anemic.
    There goes the perfecto. Now I can talk about how good Wang seems to look digitally.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • YF: I guess I owe you a Coke.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • This is a painful game to watch….
    Meanwhile, there’s a slugfest going on in Atlanta with Pedro and his old man hip getting slapped around for 4 runs so far.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • Instead of baseball, I get to watch the Giants and the Pirates, while “Logical Song” mercifully comes to end on the juke box. Wretch.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • That’s 9 ground-outs to 5 fly-outs for Wang so far.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Cairo up for the Yankee 5th.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • We’re only in the 5th and Damon is already 1-4. Crazy.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • And Jeter is 3-4. Crazier.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Jeter creating havoc.

    YF July 28, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • MFP, I find the tone you take in your comment offensive. I respectfully ask that you turn your aggression away from your posts here.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Sorry, wrong thread.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Blah…Giambi continues sucking, his HR in Texas nonwithstanding.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • I really wish I could watch this game. I hate missing Jeet’s at bats this year.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Gah! That foul by Gomes just made my heart skip a bit.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Giambi’s avg. is dogshit. This season feels like 2003 when he hit .250, had 40+ homers, 100+ ribbies, and had a OBP above .400

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Enjoy the game, folks. I have to get home and don’t know if I will be able to hop back on the thread.

    attackgerbil July 28, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Bye Gerbil. Have a safe trip home.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Worm killer Wang gets Gomes to ground out sharply to Jeets. That was a good AB by Gomes.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Kay was saying Gomes had a heart attack when he was younger…really makes you pull for the kid. When he’s not playing Yanks, that is.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Lugo sneaks a grounder just under Cairo’s glove for a 2-out single and steals 2nd.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Crawford walks on a full count, Lugo to 3rd on a wild pitch. Come on, Wangster!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • ….and Wangster responds with a fly ball to Damon to end the threat.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • I’m in the negotiations with my fiance to name our first son Wang.

    Nick-YF July 28, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Out of town scoreboard: ChiSox still down 2-4 in top 7th; Twinkies have tied Detroit 2-2. Man, that Liriano is studly…6K in 4 innings.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • BIG BERN!!!!!!!!!

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Bernardino with a solo shot to dead center!
    Predictably followed by a curtain call…sorry SF :-)

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Curtain call. We do love our Bern. Somewhere, SF is twisting….

    YF July 28, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • I love it when Graybeard the Pirate hits one out.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • YF, are you my next-door neighbor? Our posts are eerily similar…..

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Bern must have crushed that ball, Gameday has it landing past the wall in staight away center.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • BY78, I love the Grey beard moniker. I’m going with it from now on. Hilarious.

    Nick-YF July 28, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • BY: he did. It landed just beyond the 400′ sign.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • Another easy 3 grounder inning for CMW.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • The fiance prefers Chien-Ming. We’re going with it.

    Nick-YF July 28, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • Liriano update: 8K through 5. Scary…

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Even in his old age you gotta love the Bern.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Wang and his ability to get GBDP is amazing.

    bloodyank78 July 28, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • Wang walks the leadoff guy in the 8th, then induces a DP from Gomes…completed in large part thanks to a nice play by Andy. Navarro flies out to Johnny D for the 3rd out. Wang’s been cruising tonight.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Captain with an ugly swinging K on a breaking ball for the first out.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • NY fans *heart* ARod!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • ARod Ks looking. Wangster back in there to try to close it out.

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:39 pm
    2-hit shutout for the Wangster on just 104 pitches. Brilliant!

    yankeemonkey July 28, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Make your Wang goes deep jokes now…..
    9 inning 2 hit shutout. Money.
    Brilliant night of baseball.

    YF July 28, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • lets hear it for mr. wang!!!!!
    man amazing game

    bronxbombers26 July 28, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • For f*ck’s sake! Dear old Steve Phillips on BBTN: Yankees want to make a deal for Wilson Betemit so they can deal with the ARod throwing error situation. Can this guy ever get his head out of his ass????

    Anonymous July 28, 2006, 10:41 pm

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