Subway Series Gamer III: Will Small Wonders Never Cease Resume?

Aaron Small. Last year, all but invincible at 10-0, with a 3.20 era. This year, as you may well know, he’s 0-1 with an era over 8.00. In other words, highly vincible. What happened? Maybe he pissed off Jobu over the winter. More likely, he’s simply regressed to his mean. Whatever the case, the Yanks could use a decent outing from him tonight, as he gets the start (grrr!) in the finale of this early season subway series. We cringe at the thought of more shenanigans from our makeshift defense in the spacious Shea outfield, but hope for the best. On the hill for the Metropolitans: a rejuvenated Tom Glavine, who has posted a Mussina-esque 6-2, 2.43 mark thus far. The jury-rigged Torre lineup will have its work cut out for it. The good news: the roster, sans Sheff, has a career .315 average against Glavine (Jeets: .333, 2 homers, 31 at bats). We hope they bang away enough for a victory. We’ll see. And we’ll be commenting about the action right here. We hope you’ll join in the fray….

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  • “Whether you root for the Yankees or the Mets, this is your season right now.” Joe Morgan, wasting no time before he busts out the crazy talk

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Lineup:
    Damon, cf
    Jeets, ss
    Giambi, 1b
    Alex, 3b
    Cano, 2b
    Bernie, lf
    Melkster, rf
    Stinnett, c
    Small, p

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Fortunately, the volume is off and I don’t have to listen to Joe as Damon takes the first pitch for a ball. Game on.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Damon with a broken bat single to center.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Damon drops one in to start things off. On comes Jeets.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Jeets swings through the change, Damon steals.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Damon swipes second easily.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Very close play as Jeter is out by a half-a-beat.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Thought Jeets would beat that out. Damn. Nice play in the hole.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Glavine puts one down the middle here Giambi launches it into the seats.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Damon still on second, one out, Giambi up 2-1 on the count. Big swing to even the count 2-2. Count goes full. Glavine fans Giambi. Good pitch.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Beautiful pitching from Glavine. But any mistake is gonna cost him.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Don’t be a statue, ARod.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Why bother pitching to A-Rod?

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • ARod walks. First and second, two outs, Cano to the plate.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Chopper to second ends the inning as Cano went down to get a pitch.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • Glavine looking like the Atlanta Glavine of old. Nicely done.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Why Willie doesn’t go Reyes, Beltran, Wright…I have no idea. Frankly, even Reyes doesn’t belong at the top of the order. The Mets pay all kinds of money for Sabermetric consultants. Why aren’t they listening?

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Let’s got MetsSox.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Looking at Glavine’s numbers, I was surprised. Didn’t realize he was that close to 300 wins. He’s just kept plugging along…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Has El Duce ever pitched against Lo Duca?

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Reyes and LoDuca down. Now come the guys who can, you know, hit.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Quick inning for Small.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • And Small mows ’em down in order! Is AaronSmall2005 back?

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Quick inning for Small.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Bernie! The power stroke is back:)
    And Melky moves him over.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Bernie advance to third on Melky’s ground out. Stinnett is up.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • Jon Miller: they’re playing the infield in with Small up next, and 1 out. It’s by the book.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • And Stinnett watches strike 3.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Glavine gets a timely K.
    2 gone.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Stinnett gets rung up on a good pitch by Glavine that was a bit inside but too close to be watching.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Aaron: DONT SWING!

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Small is put away easily. Delgado, Wright, Floyd coming up.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Small Ks, Glavine gets out of it again.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • And that’s why the NL is annoying.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Maybe that’s Aaron Small’s secret: He’s only effective when he starts…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • YF: Tell that to Beckett.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Delgado fouls off at home-run depth.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Delgado hit that ball really well, but fould. Upper deck, just foul in right.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Did I mention yesterday the crazy tock sound the ball makes coming off Delgado’s bat. You could hear it there off that one into the upper deck. Man. That is awesome. In the true sense of the word.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Ks.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • Small K’s Delgado. Phew! Playing with fire.
    What is that awesome music they play for Wright?

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • I thought that 0-1 was a strike. Must have been a bit high to Floyd.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Was it, could it have been….Fannypack? They’re awesome.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Floyd triples.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Full count to Floyd: Takes it to the fence, Melky doesn’t play it well; the wind holds it in the park and he is in to third with a stand-up triple.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • More Adventures in Outfielding with Melky! Oy.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • CANO!

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Xavier Nady hits it over the middle. Great play by Cano fielding behind second and throwing against his direction to get the out.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Nady strands him, 4-3.

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • The Mets radio play-by-play guys felt that Cabrera should have had that Floyd drive. Agree?

    Hudson May 21, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Hudson, it was iffy. I would like to see what kind of jump he got on the ball, and the line he took was a bit off. If he caught it, it would have been a good play, not a great one.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • Damon hits a ground ball to Reyes, 6-3 for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • No. It looked that way from the home plate angle, but it wasn’t close on replays showing a side view. If anything, he should have played back and kept it to a double…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Jeter hits a line drive to left for the single.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • I don’t think Melky should have caught that ball. But it shouldn’t have been a triple, either. He’s lost out there.
    Meanwhile, back to back singles from Jeets and Giambi. And here comes Alex.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Giambi singles to right. First and second with one out as Giambi turns on a fastball inside.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • ARod hits a high pop to short left for the second out.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Ugh. Just missed that one.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • And Cano FCs to end the inning. They’ve now stranded a runner in scoring position in every inning.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Cano hits into the FC to end the inning. Kaz, Glavine, and Reyes coming up.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Kaz Matsui hits the 1-2 breaking pitch in foul territory in the air off third. ARod catches it for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Glavine hits a slow roller to the first base side of the mound. 1-3 for the second out.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Reyes grounds out 6-3 to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Dave OBrien and a (presumably sober) Rick Sutcliffe tomorrow for ESPN. Ack.
    Meanwhile, Small cruises through the very soft underbelly of the Mets.

    YF May 21, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • I hope Sutcliffe is drunk. Much more entertaining.
    Bernie popsit up and the wind is blowing fiercely; ends up with the very rare infield double.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Bernie running all out on the supposedly routine infield pop-out. Love it. That’s great stuff.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Is there anyone who’s watching this game who seriously wants to hear “sideline reports” from Sam Ryan instead of Peter Gammons? That’s ridiculous. I know some of the people on this site have issues with Gammons, but he’s a legend for a reason, and brings real knowledge to a broadcast. Anyone watching at this hour on a sunday isn’t tuned in for eye candy.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Stinnett walks. Small comes up with one out. Small, under no condition, swing the bat.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Walking Stinnett with 1 out and a man on 2nd. Horrible.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • YF: Sorry, what did you say? I was distracted. :)

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Small executes a very good bunt to move the runners over.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Small with the bunt. Fine enough. All on Damon now.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Damon gets hit on the elbow to load the bases.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • Damon HBP! Jeets up with the bases loaded.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Ball skips through! 2-0!!!

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Jeter hits it on a two hopper that Wright and Reyes misplay. Don’t know how many errors it will count as. Two runs score.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Yanks finally cash in with men on.
    Generous not to give Wright the E.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Giambi walks to load the bases for Arod.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Giambi walks. A-Rod with the bases juiced. No margin.
    Looked to me like Wright might have been distracted by Damon

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Check that: Stinnett.
    And A-Rod absolutely drills one to Floyd. UNLUCKY! 5 feet in either direction that’s 3 runs.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • Arod lines a pitch right at Floyed to end the inning. NYY 2, NYM 0

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • Yes, ARod had really good contact on that ball. It got to Floyd in a hurry.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • I’m sorry, YF, did you say UNCLUTCHY? ;-)

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Base hit from LoDuca to right center.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Lo Duca singles. Grr.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Ahh, here’s Joe Morgan, managing somehow to elicit a response from David Wright, despite talking only about himself…
    “I notice… I think that’s…”

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Base hit from Beltran over the glove of Jeter. First and second, no outs to Delgado. Fear.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • THAT’S Small’s secret. He has to be protecting a lead before he crumbles!

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Uh-Oh. Delgado with two on. Cringe. Small better be careful here.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • I claim sooth on that, btw.

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Delgado hits it 365 feet to right and clears the bases. NYY 2, NYM 3.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Anyone watching this game saw that coming.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Hey, don’t detract from my achievements!
    And Wright makes it back-to-back. Now that’s the Small we’ve come to know and love…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Back to back for Wright who absolutely KILLED it. 4-2, Mets.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • And Wright follows.
    Back to AaronSmall2006. And time to end this experiment.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • Hey, if you called it, so did I.
    What was Small thinking on that pitch to Wright? Fastball straight down the pipe? Is he totally insane?
    BULLPEN!!!!

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Floyed gets under it and Damon records the out in center. That’s only the first out. Pain.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • Morgan: “how long can he go because he’s not a starter?” The issue isn’t “running out of gas,” it’s that he’s not good. He wasn’t good in the first, either. Or the second, when Delgado put one into the upper deck just foul. He wasn’t tired then. Just skating on thin ice. Now the ice broke.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • YF/Paul, like you both, I was totally expecting Delgado to go yard there. I did not expect Wright to follow it up though.. And Nady hits it very well to left for the fifth hit of the inning. Is anyone up yet? Why not?

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • “Delgado’s a winning player. He plays the game to win.”
    Much better than all those players who are in it to lose, Joe…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Cano with a very clean 4-3 DP to end the inning. Okay, let’s see if we can actually produce if we continue to get men on base against Glavine.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Thank you Matsui. The only reason Small is getting through this game is because the Mets have some really terrible hitters.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • I am trying to develop selective hearing so I only hear the call, not the commentary, from ESPN.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Once again the Mets prove that they totally have Aaron Small’s number.

    SF May 21, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • I was surprised they didn’t just deide to walk Delgado for the rest of his ABs after that first towering foul.
    Morgan and Delgado are sitting in a tree right now.

    walein May 21, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Me too, AG. I looked up at the wrong time and was assaulted unexpectedly. I’ll never get those IQ points back…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • It is really a shame that Jon Miller, a great voice, has been stuck with the ignoramus Morgan for so long.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Cano with an out identical to his last plate appearance as he goes down to get a breaking pitch that he grounds out weakly to second. One away.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Joe Morgan recongnizes Patrick but not the guy next to him…Mike Bloomberg!!!!!

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Maybe the Yanks can get to Wagner. Either that or try to score Bernie maybe once this game in 8 cahnces.

    walein May 21, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Bernie walks on a full-count pitch in the dirt. One out to Melky.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • I guess the Mets were reading this site yesterday. They’ve switched to their traditional (and excellent) orange-on-blue caps. No more of that black cap crap. Yuck.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • It says a lot about ESPN that they consider Morgan among their A-Team … and that they hire failed GMs and apparently any former player looking for a job as analysts, regardless of talent or intelligence (Orel Hersheiser excepted).

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • Very nifty DP from the Mets as Reyes makes a great play on a ball that skipped over the rubber.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Torre with the shout-out to the Waltermans. He’s good people.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • Hersheiser is great. Tino makes me want to stick knitting needles in my ears. Krukker makes me laugh from time to time. Harold Reynolds doesn’t bother me much. Gammons, meh. Steve Phillips, can’t stand him.
    Torre says Sheff needs one, maybe two rehab games before he returns.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • I don’t like those in-game interviews with the managers, especially in the playoffs, when it’s obvious they have 3 quadrillion better things to do than listen to Joe Morgan/Joe Buck pontificate.
    Tony LaRussa was deliciously surly during the 04 Series, IIRC.

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Even Glavine giving Small trouble. Joe can’t let him go past Lo Duca.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Glavine makes the first out on the easy 4-3.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Yeah, Harold Reynolds has remade his legacy. He’s such a great analyst, it’s easy to forget he used to play…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Sheff, though, says he needs one, two more years on his contract before he returns ;-)

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Call it the homer in me, but I’ve been loving Tino. He’s not much of an analyst, and he’s an unrepentant Yankee booster, but it seems to me he gives you some insight into the personality and thinking process of your everyday ballplayer (not that he always does this on purpose).

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • He was out!!!

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • He was out by a foot.

    walein May 21, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • It;s just that Tino’s so nervous when he talks. It drives me crazy…
    The play at second wasn’t *that* obvious. The question is whether he actually applied the tag…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Lo Duca walks. Joe finally out to Yank Small. Villone comes in.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • Whoops. It’s Myers.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Finally…Shea stadium is playing that American Idol song about having a bad day…uggghhhh…sometimes I wish they just let the fans say it.

    walein May 21, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • So, is it going to be Myers for the lefties and then Scott “America’s Next Top Model” Erickson?

    walein May 21, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Give Tino a chance. There’s potential there. I feel like he’s not aggressively closed-minded (like Kruk or Morgan).

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • If I figure Myers’ ERA right, that HR to Ortiz is the only run he’s allowed this season…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • This, btw, is a disaster: Myers should not be facing a righty with men on.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Myers gets the grounder from Beltran! I can’t be right all the time….

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Reynolds just strikes me as a genuinely nice guy, and his insight is appreciated. He has really improved over the last couple years and I enjoy watching him on BT.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Kruk annoys me, and I’m not sure why… But he’s not as bad as frat-boy Rob Dibble on the worst damn sports show, period.

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Beltran is too fast as Jeter gets the force at second but can’t turn two. First and third to Delgado.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Myers gets the K. That is huge.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Joe Morgan talking nonsense again, ignoring the arguments why Wagner shouldn’t have been brought in last night…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Stinnett doesn’t have a clue against Glavine.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Beltran’s numbers against lefties (small sample) are bad, YF.

    SF May 21, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Morgasn is so crazy wrong regarding the usage of Wagner vs. Mo, it’s ridiculous. You only bring in your ace in, as Cliff Corcoran calls it, a high leverage situation. Up 4 is not high leverage. Tie game is.

    YF May 21, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Reese gets pinch-hit.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Does joe morgan EVER shut up?!

    beccayf May 21, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • As you say, SF, small sample. And Myers has a big sample against righties, and it’s not pretty.
    Meanwhile, 2 on for the Yanks.

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Single for Damon on a line to right that Floyd plays extremely well to catch on one hop off the turf while diving. NICE play.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Mr. Bean in the pen for the Yanks… They must really be desperate for pitching…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • Jeets hits into the DP on 2-2. Grr.

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Jeter grounds into the DP to waste 3 more base runners. We can not produce tonight. This is painful.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Becca: Yes, Joe Morgan shuts up. Unfortunately, it’s only when they go to commercial.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • Coltor almost drills Wright to lead off the bottom of the sixth.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • What is all that nonsense from Joe Morgan?? Is he drinking or just an idiot?

    Unrepentant Yankee Fan May 21, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • I wish it was the former, suspect it’s the latter…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Bean is full against Wright: first payoff pitch is a foul. Then he rings him up on a very nice slider.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Has anybody seen the “South Park” episode about Scientology. Well, whenever Joe Morgan is broadcasting, I want them to have a disclaimer in the bottom saying “This is What Joe Morgan Actually Believes.”

    Hunter May 21, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • That last pitch made Wright look silly. Who is this Bean guy? I’ve never heard of him…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • Bernie makes the grab in left for the second out.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • lol, Hunter

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • Colter 45 locked and loaded! Already starting fueds with the likes of Xavier Nady.

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • Bean was up in NY at the end of last year.
    Bean hits Nady in the leg.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • Bean pegs Nady, who then nabs second. Let’s go CB!

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Nady swipes second easily.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Jeets! Colter rolling. Let’s get this shit back…..

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Matsui 6-3 on a good play with the runner directly in front of him while fielding the ball; end of the inning.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Jeter gets Matsui that is.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Paul– there’s a website freecolterbean.com
    seriously…it’s informative…and amusing…informusing.

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • C’mon Giambi! Let’s get this going.

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Giambi against Aaron Hellman, takes the count full. Center field to Beltran, one away.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Hellman plays the comebacker 1-3 to get Arod. Good reflexes.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Cano quickly on first with the single to left off Heilman, whose name I seem to confuse with mayonnaise.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Past ball puts Cano on second as Bernie is up 2-0.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Bernie walks. Cabrera up with two men on, two out.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Change up is low, bases are loaded. Time to pinch for Stinnett.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • Stinnett stands in. (??!!) Reyes gets the force at second to end the inning.
    WHY?

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • Valentin walks as a PH for Heilman

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:32 pm
  • Torre is going to make a mid-appearance change after he is not impressed with Bean’s first pitch to Reyes.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • Cairo as catcher? I don’t know what they’d do about replacing Stinnett. If Posada had been available he woud have hit I’m guessing.

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • Personally, since Torre has already said there’s no way Mo is appearing in tonight’s game, I think he should have left Colter in.

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • Yankees Management: Just because we had to bring up young talent, doesn’t mean we have to allow them to play.

    Hunter May 21, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • Villone is in. Push bunt went foul.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:36 pm
  • Another push bunt foul.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:37 pm
  • Valentin swipes second.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • Bad throw from Stinnett. Reyes swings at a pitch way out of the zone to K.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • Valentine hasn’t seen this much action since he was acting in Spaghetti Westerns as “Bar Patron # 4.”

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Why is Tom Glavine doing interviews while the game is going on? I hate that. The fact that they’d start split screening during the actual game.

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:40 pm
  • Two down after the pop out to Jeter, Beltran coming up.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • And if only to upset every Mets fan watching the broadcast, ESPN has to bring out Scott Kazmir’s pitching line. Not cool. That’s like when you keep showing game seven of the ’03 ALCS to us SFs every possible game. Not cool at all.

    Hunter May 21, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • At least they didn’t follow it up with the Victor Zambrano surgery update.

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:44 pm
  • I don’t know if you can say how bad that deal was often enough, though. Putting Kasmir in the AL East didn’t do the Yanks any favors either.

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:47 pm
  • Miggy walks! Let’s go Yanks!

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:48 pm
  • Scott erickson in the bullpen…maybe it’s part of the tv contract?

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:48 pm
  • Small ball? Off the side of the bat ball?

    walein May 21, 2006, 10:50 pm
  • Damon with a trickler up the third base line that isn’t playable. First and second.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:50 pm
  • It’s not like it helps the Sox either, Kazmir OWNS us.

    Hunter May 21, 2006, 10:50 pm
  • Not the BUNT—-YES THE BUNT!!!

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • Sanchez dives for the bunt from Jeter and catches it on a hop off the turf. Everybody is safe, no outs. Sanchez might have gotten rattled on that play.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • Giambi sac. 4-3. Let’s go Alex!

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:55 pm
  • Well, folks, it’s official. The Mets are overrated.

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 10:55 pm
  • The way Giambi swung at that pitch, I thought it was going to go. Sac fly scores a run.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:56 pm
  • ARod hits into the third double play in the last four innings. Feck.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • MR. CLUTCH!

    Hunter May 21, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • Crap. Another DP. And now we’ve got the back of the order coming up in the 9th.

    YF May 21, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • Very valuable, A-Rod…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 11:00 pm
  • YF, I replied to your email.

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 11:01 pm
  • Joe 2x switches with A-Rod? That’s ridiculous.

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:01 pm
  • But leaves Cairo in the game. Wha..?

    mattymatty May 21, 2006, 11:02 pm
  • Yeah, DPs aside, of all the players on the field, Jeter might be the only player I’d least want to be replaced in the 8th…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 11:03 pm
  • I still can’t believe he did that. So what happens when the Yanks tie it? Then he’s got the MVP benched for Miguel Cabrera?

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • Cano!!!

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • Cano!!!

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • What a catch from Cano. Strangest grab I have seen in a while.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 11:06 pm
  • What a catch from Cano. Strangest grab I have seen in a while.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 11:06 pm
  • As long as the Yankees lose it, I’ll be fine with Erickson shutting everybody down this inning.
    Because that’ll convince Torre to use him more.

    Hunter May 21, 2006, 11:07 pm
  • Don’t you sometimes wish arod would just strike out?

    Anonymous May 21, 2006, 11:07 pm
  • Wagner comes in for Cano, Williams and Cabrera to the strains of Metallica.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 11:08 pm
  • Well, I always wish A-Rod would just strike out. But you probably weren’t talking to me…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 11:10 pm
  • If he walks the first guy on four pitches, I predict Randolph will do nothing.

    mattymatty May 21, 2006, 11:10 pm
  • Both those pitches outside! Wagner not getting squeezed tonight. And then the K. Well. Give him 2 and it’s not that hard.

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:11 pm
  • He threw three balls to Cano and got three strikes.

    mattymatty May 21, 2006, 11:12 pm
  • Come on. 2 more balls called strikes on Bernie.

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:12 pm
  • SINGLE!!!! Take that ump!

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • No catch! Bernie on first! Go Melky.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • Is it just me or does the Mets defense seem entirely unable to actually catch fly balls before they hit the ground…

    Hunter May 21, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • Bernie’s got a few four leaf clovers in his pockets today.

    mattymatty May 21, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • Melky! Yes!

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 11:14 pm
  • Melky slips one through!!!

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:14 pm
  • I thought for sure the RF was gonna get to that last one… Another hit, and two men on…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 11:14 pm
  • After KS goes down, all gonna be on AP again.

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:15 pm
  • Here we go. Cairo. GOD FORFEND.

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • Cairo is a statue. I die inside.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 11:17 pm
  • Why is Wagner hanging sliders down the middle here?

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:18 pm
  • Wagner…you not-so-lame $%&#.

    Devine May 21, 2006, 11:19 pm
  • Crap. Wagner gets out of it with a little help from the ump and despite some dumb pitches.

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:19 pm
  • Crap. Wagner gets out of it with a little help from the ump and despite some dumb pitches.

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:19 pm
  • Expected result when you look at the Small v. Glavine matchup, but much closer. ESPN just said the Yanks were 2-for-17 with RISP. Ouch.

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 11:20 pm
  • Eighteen stranded runners. I am sick. See you all tomorrow for the Fenway series.

    attackgerbil May 21, 2006, 11:20 pm
  • Good night, everybody! I’m sure we’ll all be back tomorrow…

    Paul SF May 21, 2006, 11:22 pm
  • The depleted Yankee roster just kills them in the NL, when they need to be pinching. Blame that for the loss here. And Aaron Small.

    YF May 21, 2006, 11:23 pm
  • You mean we shouldn’t blame the players, who couldn’t get a hit with about 479 men in scoring position? Another lame excuse: those damn rules!

    SF May 22, 2006, 6:07 am

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