Sound Your Funky Horn: Yanks-KC Gamer IV

Ahoyhoy. ag is back from a brief respite that proved to be quite exhausting, considering the amount of wheel time spent, and catch-up work waiting when he returned. Therefore, there’s not much of a gamer, but there’s a lot of game as the Yankees look to win for the 7th game in a row, while Kei Igawa looks to not lose for the fourth game in a row, while Alex Rodriguez hunts for number 500, while Jorge De La Rosa hopes he doesn’t end up a statistical footnote like he did on ARod’s four-hunnerdth. Comment away.

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  • Matsui swinging at a baaaad pitch on 3-0 to pop out to second.
    At least we got 24 pitches out of De La Rosa. End of half, no score.

    Lar July 26, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Oh, and ARod was intentionally walked with two outs for those of you interested in the hunt for 500 and stuff.

    Lar July 26, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • Igawa defending his turf, plunks DeJesus.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • I was going to say at least he didn’t walk anyone yet.
    Of all the recent games, this game we probably need all those crazy runs. DLR isn’t pitching that well, so hopefully we’ll knock him around a bit, even with Damon and Posada out.

    Lar July 26, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • And the under/over bet is over! Igawa walks the 4th batter.
    Getting himself into trouble once again..

    Lar July 26, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • Sanders flies out, stranding 2. After 1, Igawa needed 20 pitches, only 11 strikes.
    After 1, no score.

    Lar July 26, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Igawa is, I must note, following a no-hitter though. Hope I didn’t jinx it.

    Lar July 26, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • The Yanks went down quickly. DLR with 34 pitches after 2.

    Lar July 26, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Alright, subway time.

    Lar July 26, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • God, playing the Royals is so boring.

    AndrewYF July 26, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Alex Gordon doubles to the right field corner.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • The Yankees haven’t scored yet?

    Rob July 26, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • KC up 3-0

    Rob July 26, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • dismal. Grudzy goes extra bases. That’s four in the inning.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • Down 4-0. all with two outs. feh.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • You knew one of these games was coming AG. The way the offense has been going I thought the Yanks were replaced by an all-star softball team.

    Rob July 26, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • Doesn’t help that Abreu played the ball in the corner really, really poorly to allow for three bases.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • Abreau, Wiffy Mo….same cloth. Both infuriating.

    Rob July 26, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • 2 triples! At least it’s not boring anymore.

    AndrewYF July 26, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • 2 triples in the same inning at that…ouch.

    Rob July 26, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Molina makes a nice catch against the screen to sit Gordon. Prior to that, Brown singled to left on a pitch that it looked like Igawa took the signs from the hitter.
    Now Molina with a great throw to get Brown attempting to be a thief. Have to say, I like seeing that. Best wishes Wil, but that is not a throw Nieves would have made.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Just watched a replay on the DVR. Not a great throw, a GREAT throw by Molina.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • ARod up in the top of four. He takes the first pitch for a strike. The next pitch is low. The 1-1 is a breaking pitch pulled foul. The 1-2 rides inside and ARod fouls it off. The next 1-2: up-in for deuces. The 2-2: lifted to right center for the first out.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • AP singles to right to make it 1st and second after Matsui singled with one away. Cano up.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Gabbard with a mild meltdown in Cleveland. Looked like the long break between innings may have affected him.

    Rob July 26, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • Cano hits a dribbler to the right of the mound and advances the runners while being retired 1-3. Then Duncan comes up with 2 away and flies out to left on the first pitch for the end of the Yankee 4th.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • this Duncan guy sux

    mp July 26, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Pena down swinging but takes first because the ball was in the dirt and way inside.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:39 pm
  • Molina, after hitting a double, golfs a quail to right to lead off the fifth. Not a bad debut.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Melky grounds a 3-1 pitch back up the middle to make it first and second with no outs to Jeter.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • Jeter takes ball one. The 1-0 is in. The 2-0 is lined to right where Reggie Sanders makes the grab for the first out.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Abreu up. Borderline outside corner called for strike one; looked low . The next pitch is closer and again called for a strike. The 0-2 is high. Then a 1-2 low to make it 2-2; fouled off. Deuces again: Abreu chases a pitch away to K again. ARod up with two on, two away.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • The first pitch is a breaking pitch that hits him on the top of his right foot to load the bases.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • Matsui chops the first pitch to first base; Gordon flips to De La Rosa. It looked like it was a tie on the race to the bag or that Matsui beat him by a hair, but Matsui is called out.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Have to say that’s a bad call.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • sorry.. not a bad call.. tough call.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Kudos to Sanders for being in the right place at the right time. I’ve seen Jeter do that a million times for a base hit. And, yes…the call on Matsui was questionable. But this is the Royals. I think NY still has some late inning heroics in them. Just a hunch….

    DW-sf July 26, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • Phillips gets on base on a hot smash to third; the throw from 3rd was low and Alex Gordon couldn’t scoop. Cano pushes him over for the first out. Duncan walks to make it 1st and 2nd with one away to Molina. That’s it for De La Rosa.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • They’ve been leaving a lot of dudes on. Let’s hope this inning they break through!

    Lar July 26, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Nice DP turned by the Royals, which sucks for the Yanks.

    Lar July 26, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Greinke on for the Royals.
    Ken just announced that Nieves cleared waivers and is now with SWB.
    Tony Pena just started a fabulous 643 DP to end the inning, thanks to Abreu.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • Another triple of Kei as Gordon hits it to deep left center off the wall and Melky can’t make the grab.. just missed it.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • Two outs again. That means runs off Kei.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • Yup, Pena doubles to right.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • Igawa+two outs+runners on=doom.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • Bruney on for NY.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • Igawa loves giving up runs. Ah well, let’s go Yanks!

    Lar July 26, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • Melky grounds out 4-3 to lead off the Yankee 7th. Jeter up.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • Jeter down on a K, Abreu out on a line to left. Stretch time.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • De Jesus hit on the leg (again). Sooner or later it’s going to start looking personal as that’s three HBP tonight.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • Then a walk. Now Butler doubles to left to score a run. It’s second and third with only one out, Royals leading 6-0 in 7.
    Checking out for a bit to take care of the little one.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • Well, I guess if our run is to end, it’s best that we’re “wasting” our bad day on a bad pitching day. Too bad we’re already down by too much to really have the luxury of saving a day..

    Lar July 26, 2007, 11:07 pm
  • Can’t say I’ve been fond of the Ump’s zone tonight, not that it really mattered.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 11:18 pm
  • Molina grounds out 6-3 to end the game, Royals 7, Yanks 0.

    attackgerbil July 26, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • Too bad that the Yankees couldn’t take advantage of multiple opportunities with RISP, as the game didn’t really get out of hand until later, but at least Molina shows he’s still a gamer, so the BUC issue is put to rest. Now to figure out who replaces Kei.

    attackgerbil July 27, 2007, 2:05 am
  • I know this is NOT groundbreaking stuff here, but please do not let Iga-waste pitch another game for us, please! He is NOT going to get better, this is it, cut your losses Cash and save us some more gray hair!

    John -YF (Trisk) July 27, 2007, 8:48 am
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