So Early Yet So Late: Halos-Yanks Gamer

LAA is facing the Yankees early today, heading out of town as the Rays show up tomorrow.  Tyler Chatwood for the Halos, Bart for the Bombers.  Comment away.

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  • I like that this game is not on ESPN.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 1:59 pm
  • Thanks ag – did not have time to throw one up before bouncing out of the office. Colon looking good though certainly not dominating. And Gardner just blasts a double. Almost fell over the 1st baseman rounding the base. Jeter up with one out…

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:05 pm
  • Stat on jumbotron: Jeter’s personal win percentage is .600. And he beats out the infield single. Gardner to 3rd and the Grandyman up. Drumroll…………..

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:07 pm
  • 2nd GIDP of game for granderson. Ugh.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:10 pm
  • Don’t know the fly:ground ratio but seems like everyone is popping up for the Angels. And a quick inning for him.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:15 pm
  • This games moving right along. Top of the 5th, still no score.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:23 pm
  • Aybar dribbles a swinging bunt for a single with 1 out.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:26 pm
  • Jeter as the DH and Cervelli as the C?
    Nah, this team has no room for Montero.

    James YF August 11, 2011, 2:27 pm
  • I hate watching these day games on gamecast…
    Work your mojo IH…we need another win!!!

    krueg August 11, 2011, 2:28 pm
  • Callaspo launches a 2-r HR. Blech

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:31 pm
  • Cano with one of his non-chalant brilliant running bare-handed grabs complete with wrist-flick bullet to get Hunter at 1st.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:33 pm
  • Crummy BABIP luck for Nunez. That was a bullet. Cervelli up.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:36 pm
  • Yet another instance of a no-name rookie pitcher shutting us out?
    I never understand this about us. Infuriating.

    krueg August 11, 2011, 2:37 pm
  • Yanks go quietly. Sure hope the bats get warm soon.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:39 pm
  • I hear you krueg. I predict the yanks breakthrough in the bottom of the 6th…count on it.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:42 pm
  • Wow – Vernon Wells’ numbers are horrifying (.209 BA; .242 OBP; .375 SLG). And Nunez barely snags a wicked liner off his bat. Poor Vernon. Tougher to hit when no one’s feeding you the signs I guess…

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:46 pm
  • Jeter is 3 for 3 on a day the Yanks have a total of 6 hits. I can’t believe Girardi wanted his bat in the lineup today. What was he thinking!?!?

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:50 pm
  • Robi ties it up! Wow, that carried.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 2:53 pm
  • Granderson almost kills a little girl in the stands with a vicious foulball. She BARELY got out of the way…and then he hits what may be the HIGHEST home run I’ve seen. Not longest, but highest. He is awesome.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:53 pm
  • Grandy I meant. He didn’t think it was out at first.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 2:53 pm
  • Curtis is on FIRE!!!!!

    krueg August 11, 2011, 2:54 pm
  • “I hear you krueg. I predict the yanks breakthrough in the bottom of the 6th…count on it.”
    Guru IH spoke…and it was done. ;)

    krueg August 11, 2011, 2:55 pm
  • Teix singles. Wheels may be coming off for Chatwood. Robbie up.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:55 pm
  • That was for you krueg :). AG, no one here thought it was out either. As it went higher and higher the crowd gradually went wwwhhhhHHHOOOOOOOO! Cool stuff. But we’re not leading yet. Come on Robbie!

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:57 pm
  • Teix beats out what would have been a sure DP thanks to girardi sending him on 3-2 with 0 out. Swish up.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 2:59 pm
  • Walks. Chavez up. And that’s it for Chatwood.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:00 pm
  • Takahashi K’s Chavez and in comes another Rodney to face Nunez who’s got some pop…

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:07 pm
  • Nunez K’s. This may turn into a battle of two of the best pens in the league, though Bartolo isn’t out yet.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:11 pm
  • So bartolo warms up and then Girardi brings in Soriano. Pen-battle is on.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:14 pm
  • T’s ridiculous how slowly Soriano enters the game. Kind of awkward to have Girardi and the whole infield gathered on the mound watching as he very slowls strolls across the infield to take the ball.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:16 pm
  • Soriano gives up a single but that’s it. Cervelli and then the top of the order due up.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:23 pm
  • I don’t remember the last time I liked the make-up of the Yankee outfield as much as I do right now.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 3:23 pm
  • Interesting AG. I love Gardner and Granderson, but have mixed views on Swisher.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:26 pm
  • Russell Martin pinch running for Cervelli. Not sure I really get that as cervelli is pretty quick (for a catcher) too. But whatever. Jeter up again.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:33 pm
  • Jeter walked on 4 straight – last one some chin music. Grandyman to face Scott Downs, who I feel like has had the longest tenure as a non-closer late inning reliever with one team than anyone. Hasn’t he been the 7th/8th-inning guy for LAA for like 5 years now?? Usually there’s more turnover in that spot. Maybe I’m just imagining it…

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:37 pm
  • Granderson Ks. And Teixeira walks up to the plate to the tune of Bad Company’s “Bad Medicin”. Yeech.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:40 pm
  • Sweet error!!!!! Teix reaches and the bases are loaded for Swishalicious. Izturis hating himself right now.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:42 pm
  • I mean for Cano…

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:43 pm
  • Robi Salami. What a costly error.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 3:44 pm
  • KILL-SHOT!!! And a bullet it was. Robbie’s got the sweetest swing in the game.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:44 pm
  • > Gardner and Granderson, but have mixed views on Swisher
    I love Gardner and I LOVE Granderson, and Swisher doesn’t bother me in the slightest. That’s great as far as I’m concerned.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 3:45 pm
  • GRAND SALAMI!!!!! Love it.
    I was really hoping Tex would come through with a big hit for once but I’ll take it!!!

    krueg August 11, 2011, 3:46 pm
  • Yeah AG – this one is hanging around Izturis’ neck. Shades of the ’09 ALCS…

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:47 pm
  • Cano’s swing is indeed sweet. So efficient. Shades of Junior.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 3:48 pm
  • Stat on jumbotron: Robertson leads all AL relievers with 71 K’s. Impressive.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:52 pm
  • Martin running for Cervelli concerns me. I don’t have the audio on. If Cervelli is hurt…

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 3:52 pm
  • Starting Abreu off with a strike is always a good idea.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 3:53 pm
  • Abreu grounds out 6-3. Nunez covered a fair amount of ground to make that play.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 3:56 pm
  • Hunter down 6-3 as well. Bang-bang on the slow hopper.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 3:57 pm
  • Cervelli didn’t look hurt ag. He jogged off fine and nobody from the dugout came in to assess him. I think they wanted Martin’s fractionally-better speed at second as it was the go-ahead run at the time I guess. And I’m not so sure Jeter gets to that ball that Nunez fielded for the first out…

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 3:59 pm
  • Thanks, IH, good.
    Trumbo totally went around on that pitch. Wake up, blue.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • No it wasn’t the go ahead run. Scratch that. Good 1-2-3 inning by robertson.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • > I’m not so sure Jeter gets to that ball that Nunez fielded for the first out
    That’s what I was thinking when I saw that play as well IH.. it was almost right up the middle.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:03 pm
  • arrgh. is crapping out on me now.
    Oh well.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:04 pm
  • There we go. Back in time to watch Gardner fall behind 0-2 with two away and work all the way back to draw a walk bringing up the Captain.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:06 pm
  • It’s actually slightly chilly with the breeze now. I love it. This has been a perfect day…got up absurdly early, got a ton of work done by 12:30, and caught a game with some good drama. Feeling like a lucky man right now.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 4:07 pm
  • Gardner nailed on the pitch out. So much for Jeter’s shot at 4-for-4…

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 4:09 pm
  • That’s fantastic, IH. Glad to know you got to be at the park.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:09 pm
  • Dang.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:09 pm
  • Cory Wade to try to close it out gives up a single and double. Month warming. With 1 out and the tying run on deck Mo comes in to the sweet sound of Metallica.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 4:15 pm
  • Mo coming in with runners on 2nd and 3rd, one away in the eighth.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:16 pm
  • Gut-punch. ANOTHER HR off Mo. Well, 6-5 now with 1 out. Come on Mo.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 4:19 pm
  • First pitch from Mo is planted five rows back in right field. 6-5, Yankees.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:19 pm
  • Is it now time to start worrying about him?

    krueg August 11, 2011, 4:20 pm
  • 2 outs and Callaspo up.

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 4:20 pm
  • Russell frickin’ Branyan.. he was 0 fer 5 lifetime against Mo.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:22 pm
  • That’s game. This time yesterday the Yanks were 2.5 games out of 1st. Now they’re 1 back again. This team is like the Zombie Yankees to the Red Sox. Every time the Sox give them a beating the Yanks go underground for a bit only to return. I still think Boston’s the better team, but this is fun :)

    IronHorse (YF) August 11, 2011, 4:22 pm
  • Nice catch, Brett. Inning over.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:23 pm
  • It’s NOT fun watching Mo struggle…not even a little.

    krueg August 11, 2011, 4:23 pm
  • Game over rather. Gardner jogs faster than I sprint.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:23 pm
  • Agreed Krueg, but I am not worried. I think Branyan just went up thinking, “The hell with it, I’m taking a quick cut in this spot at the first pitch no matter what.”

    attackgerbil August 11, 2011, 4:30 pm
  • I’ll be worried for all of us…

    krueg August 11, 2011, 4:53 pm
  • Ah. Early game on a Thursday. That snuck up on me. Grandy is leading the league in RBIs now? Cool.

    DustyDrB - YF August 11, 2011, 5:54 pm
  • I’m going to see my homeboys…the Goo Goo Doll’s tonight!!! Hope CC gets back on track in my absence…

    krueg August 12, 2011, 3:02 pm