Slip Slidin’ Away?: Yanks-Rockies Gamer III

Our YF brethren have abandoned the cause today, which leaves us, a lowly SF, to fill in.  Someone we once rooted for is starting for the Yankees today in a role we once trusted him with implicitly: stopper.  Today Rogah and the Yankees try to get the Sox’ lead back down into single digits, looking to avoid a sweep at the hands of the resurgent Rockies.

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  • The Yanks continue their not hitting. Nice.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • At least Roger sets them down as fast as the Yanks went down.
    Even though poor executed, at least the Yanks are trying something..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 3:27 pm
  • I’m hijacking this thread, and the horse that I ride on is named Jinx.
    How are you guys, I haven’t been on that much lately.

    Regular_Brad. June 21, 2007, 3:29 pm
  • The Rockies radio guys, are ummm, bad.
    Matsui with the dinger.

    Regular_Brad. June 21, 2007, 3:30 pm
  • and my attempt to jinx has failed me once again. Okay, I’m really rooting for the Yankees today. Maybe that’ll work.

    Regular_Brad. June 21, 2007, 3:31 pm
  • With the exception of the last two days, great! =P

    Lar June 21, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • Matsui HR’s, by the way, you should chat more! =)

    Anonymous June 21, 2007, 3:33 pm
  • Me above, if that’s not obvious.
    I’m only half paying attention. They’re paying me to do work, after all..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 3:33 pm
  • Well, Roger gives half the lead back. Atkins HR, and now it’s 2-1.
    Oh ya, Lopez at 34 pitches after 2.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 3:37 pm
  • They’re paying me to do work, after all..
    ha, yeah. They remind me of that every now and then when I have the game on and my feet up. ha. Luckily, my boss doesn’t ever miss a game either, so as long as it’s the sox, I know it’s safe, but Yankee games, not so much!

    Regular_Brad. June 21, 2007, 3:42 pm
  • Game tied as Roger coughs up another one. 42 pitches after 2.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 3:44 pm
  • I work at a multi-cultural firm. Which basically means no baseball fans. Or at least, no Yankees fan, though there are a number of Sox fans and Mets fan here..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 3:46 pm
  • ha, I work in a chemistry lab, so that means not only are there very few fans around, none of them are actually in here with me!

    Regular_Brad. June 21, 2007, 3:49 pm
  • I work in CA so I’m the only Sox fan for miles but somehow there are a couple Yankee fans in this office. Everyone else assumes I’m listening to a soccer game…

    rootbeerfloat June 21, 2007, 3:50 pm
  • Lopez pitches an easy 3rd, and the PC is only at 44 after 3.
    After 2.5 – it’s tied at 2.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 3:53 pm
  • Do you yell “GOOOOOOOOOOAL!!” when someone hits a dinger? ;)

    Scott SF June 21, 2007, 3:54 pm
  • Am I seeing gameday right? Clemens threw 5 pickoff attempts in a row?
    As I’m typing this, I’m seeing #6 in the at-bat…#7…and Taveras STILL steals second.

    Scott SF June 21, 2007, 3:58 pm
  • Scott –
    Hee – I’ll have to try that – it’ll help me fly under the radar.

    rootbeerfloat June 21, 2007, 3:58 pm
  • Roger works around a bunt single/steal by Taveras. This guy’s fast.
    But labouring at 59 pitches after 3. Lucky we have a rested bullpen.. right?

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • yeah, he was being very careful but lost the battle soundly. The first pitch was a pitch out after the safe at first bunt. He then went over four or five times, and threw ball two, then four of five more, and the guys still went on the next pitch and Posada was 28 feet too late.

    Regular_Brad. June 21, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • “The best offense in baseball” still not solving Lopez. Just as I typed that Posada singles, and Matsui’s up.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • Matsui grounds out on 8 pitches.
    Actually, it wasn’t that bad. They managed a hit and somehow forced Lopez to pitch 23 pitches – solid inning and showing that they aren’t hackers.
    Lopez actually now at 68 pitches after 4.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:17 pm
  • There is absolutely nothing better than reading through the LoHud comments. Those guys are waaayyy out there sometimes. I never comment, as many Sox fans do, but it’s funny to watch the progression of a game thread. If it’s rough, by the end, the whole team and everyone involved should be shot in the street.

    Regular_Brad. June 21, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Roger gives up back to back singles. Luckily (knock on wood), it’s the bottom of the order up. A GIDP would be sweet.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • Roger gets a ground out, now man on 2nd and 3rd, pitcher up with two outs.
    Crucial out, of course. And this is why we pay him a mil a start (or something like that..)

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:28 pm
  • Well, he gets out of it by striking Lopez out. 79 pitches through 4 for Roger, continuing his almost 20 pitches an inning pace.
    Probably means he’ll go 5.1, or something. The pitcher bailed him out there..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • Cano singles, Cairo flies out, and then Roger singles to help his own cause a little bit.
    Damon’s up with 1 out.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • The Yanks can’t get a break as Damon LIDP. Cano picked off second.
    Lopez at 83 pitches after 5.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:41 pm
  • It’s a Halliday!

    Regular_Brad. June 21, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • Kaz singles, steals second easily, and then Holliday scores him with a single.
    Is it just against speedy people (Mets/Kaz/Tavarez) or is everyone running on Posada? I thought last year he was great defensively or something..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:49 pm
  • Turn on the game just in time to see Holliday figure out Clemens with a run-scoring single. Rockies’ base-running helped out there.

    Paul SF June 21, 2007, 4:50 pm
  • Not even. Roger gets taken out after 4.1, and only 90 pitches. Quick hook, Torre style.
    Doesn’t help that the Murderer’s Row isn’t murdering anybody but their batting stats..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:52 pm
  • Clemens is out. 4.1 IP, 3 ER.

    Paul SF June 21, 2007, 4:53 pm
  • Myers not doing his job, and Holliday takes another base on Damon. Men on corners, 1 out.
    This is ugly.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:54 pm
  • Proctor now comes in. It’s only the 5th inning.
    I’m going to take a break. Probably a beer break, at the rate this is going..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • Atkins gets a sac fly to make it a 2 run game. Helton then gets run down.
    Okay, let’s get some runs back!

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • Final book on Clemens: 4.1 IP, 4 ER. I’d be lying if I said this didn’t make me happy.

    Paul SF June 21, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • Jeter doubles to lead off the inning. Good opportunity here..
    And why is Bobby bunting? He’s already in scoring position! Drive him in!

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • Abreu trying to bunt again. Does he truly belive his value lies in his ability to bunt a runner over from second base? It seems that’s so fundamentally bad, it’s Torre’s job to tell him to never, ever do that again.

    Paul SF June 21, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • wow – I’m surprised at Jeter. He’s usually savvier than that.

    rootbeerfloat June 21, 2007, 5:08 pm
  • I guess it’s better than striking out. Which he did.
    ARod said he doesn’t want to pad his stats. So he grounds into fielder’s choice on the first pitch right down the middle.
    So now we don’t even have a runner in scoring position. Grumbles.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:09 pm
  • Sterling sounds like a disappointed father whose kids just burned down the garage.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 21, 2007, 5:10 pm
  • rootbeer – ya. That was definitely not slick. He’s probably trying to make things happen, but that’s no excuse.
    And what you know, Posada gets a hit right afterwards. So now men at corners with Matsui up.
    So yes, obviously Jeter would’ve scored..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:11 pm
  • Lopez comes out after 94 pitches. Julio’s in.
    Let’s go Matsui!

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:12 pm
  • That Jeter gaffe really hurts, what with Posada getting the hit. Corners now with two out, instead of corners, one run in and just one out.

    Paul SF June 21, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • Matsui Ks to end the threat. Cap’n Unclutch this inning.

    Paul SF June 21, 2007, 5:17 pm
  • Walking the pitcher, always a good feeling.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 21, 2007, 5:24 pm
  • Sorry to be dense but how on earth did that happen? I’ve got the Rockies announcers on and they say it’s teh second time this pitcher has been walked and he’s only batted twice this season.

    rootbeerfloat June 21, 2007, 5:29 pm
  • Proctor threw 5 pitches, 4 of them weren’t strikes- that’s how it happened.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 21, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • The Yanks get a run back the hard way after a leadoff double. I’ll take it though.
    I’m not too good with the NL rules, but in theory, Cabrera can stay in the game as the CF, and Damon can be taken out and replaced with a pitcher, right?

    Anonymous June 21, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • That was me. Damon grounds out.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • I can’t say I have any idea how all that works, Lar. I think understanding NL rules, double-switches and the like requires a higher-functioning mind than my own…
    Heh, Damon moves to first, and Cabrera does go to center.

    Paul SF June 21, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • What did that 4.1 IP and 4 ER cost you guys again?

    LocklandSF June 21, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Ya, it kind of answers my question, but not really. It wouldn’t be a “traditional” double switch though, since Damon did bat.
    Ah well. Bruney comes on to keep the game close.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • A LoHud troll posted the stats for Clemens and Tavarez over the last three games. Needless to say, Tavarez wins that comparison.

    Paul SF June 21, 2007, 5:42 pm
  • Kaz flies out.
    Bruney loses Holliday after starting him off 1-2, and walks the guy.
    Helton singles. These could be big runs if Bruney can’t nail the door down.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • Atkins flies out, Holliday tags and goes to third. 2 outs, and again this is a huge out.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • Bruney gets the job done, if in a difficult matter. End of 7, it’s 4-3 Rockies.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • Jeter and Abreu goes down quickly, but ARod does get a single. Now he just needs to score, with Posada at bat.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • What happened to ARod’s nose?

    attackgerbil June 21, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • And Posada grounds out. Time running down fast.
    End of 7.5, it’s 4-3 Rockies.

    Lar June 21, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • The PH, Baker strikes out, but not before an error on Damon allows Torrealba to go to second.
    Luckily, Taveras grounds out to the pitcher.
    Now let’s hope we’ll see Kaz batting next inning..

    Lar June 21, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Well, it’s good that the gains of the last few weeks are now COMPLETELY for naught instead of mostly.
    Swept by the f—in’ Rockies. Wow.

    yankeesnj June 21, 2007, 6:10 pm
  • Well, if Arod’s anything like me, just going to Denver makes his nose bleed.

    rootbeerfloat June 21, 2007, 6:12 pm
  • It’s the Same Rockies team who take 2 out 3 three from Redsox. The Rockies who slaughtered Redsox pitching in Fenway park. They embrassed Schilling and Beckett. It was Beckett first loss if I mistaken.
    I gave Rockies credit.. Rockies are a hot team right now. The Rockies are 9-3 against in Al East.

    Dan June 21, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • The Yankees are struggling to score runs. Roger should be 2-1. He pitched great against Mets in his last outing but Yankees didn’t score runs for him. Fire Hitting Coach Kevin Long….

    Dan June 21, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Well, that was fun, for some definition of fun. Not clutch hitting there, along with great pitching by Roger.

    Lar June 22, 2007, 8:58 am

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