Swingin In The Rain – Yankees vs. Tigers

Sorry for the delay, I was at my Fantasy Football draft.  Thankfully mother nature has pushed back the start of the game four hours.  It’s currently the top of the 4th and the Yankees are trailing the Tigers 4-3.  It has been interesting so far.  Placido Polanco’s consecutive games without and error streak was snapped in the first and Alex went big fly off the young lefty phenom Andrew Miller.  Well it’s almost 12:30 here in NJ, but if you are up, comment away! 

Tonight’s Yankee Lineup:

Johnny Damon DH
Melky Cabrera CF
Derek Jeter SS
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada C
Hideki Matsui LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Andy Phillips 1B
Shelley Duncan RF

30 comments… add one
  • Check out the Pittsburgh/Houston game! Top fo the 15th, 3-3. Pittsburgh scored a run in the top of the 9th to tie it and thats where we sit!
    As I type that, gameday does one of its lurchign updates and now Pittsburgh has scored 3 runs. Phooey

    Dionysus August 25, 2007, 12:42 am
  • Boy, nothing would be better than gaining 1.5 games in one day on the Yankees in late August. Mmmmm. Let’s go Tigers!

    Paul SF August 25, 2007, 12:54 am
  • Of course, as I type, Andrew Miller, who is likely not pitching past the fifth, is in trouble. Two on, one out for Posada.

    Paul SF August 25, 2007, 12:55 am
  • Blech, Posada with the two-run double. 6-5 Detroit. Miller I suspect is done.

    Paul SF August 25, 2007, 12:56 am
  • im drunk

    Jordan Meisner August 25, 2007, 1:06 am

    Jordan Meisner August 25, 2007, 1:10 am
  • You know, maybe it’s because I’ve been up since 6 AM (EST), but Leiter’s been really entertaining me during this game.
    Let’s hope we can pull out this annoyingly pushed-back, yet really important game.

    yankeesnj August 25, 2007, 1:17 am
  • Uh oh. Joba Chamberlain’s pitching. I belive the Tigers have agreed to simply not bat this inning to make things easier.

    Paul SF August 25, 2007, 1:46 am
  • Chamberlain gets through the inning on ten pitches (Polanco, Thames and Ordonnez). I’m only following this on game day, but this is indeed very impressive. And as opposed to Anaheim recently this was a high-leverage situation, 7th inning, tie game.

    pale blue eyes August 25, 2007, 1:51 am
  • Following on Game Day = meaning I have not seen how filthy the pitches really were. But I’m sure they must have been.

    pale blue eyes August 25, 2007, 1:53 am
  • joba looked pretty good, eh paul?…as you said, the tigers really didn’t bat when you think about it…

    dc August 25, 2007, 1:56 am
  • Now Farnsworth gets through the 8th on nine pitches. So he’s better than Joba, right? (Only kidding, Yankees fans, don’t pounce on me!)

    pale blue eyes August 25, 2007, 2:08 am
  • On the Left Coast so I’m awake, and why not watch? So… four hour rain delay, plus extra innings?

    Jackie (SF) August 25, 2007, 2:12 am
  • I’ll admit Joba is pretty damn good. But I’ll add the caveat that every Yankee fan said when Paps went all those scoreless innigns LAST season.
    “He’s only a rookie! Wait till next seaosn to really judge how good he is!”
    “wait till hitters have seen him more”

    Dionysus August 25, 2007, 2:43 am
  • Also baseball should not be played this late. How much sleep are these guys even gonna get? Shoulda been called. Four HOUR rain delay? Sheesh

    Dionysus August 25, 2007, 2:44 am
  • Fortunately Im watching Firefly (Best. Show. Ever.) and just checkign in occasionally. Stupid Casey. To the tenth.

    Dionysus August 25, 2007, 2:45 am
  • Also.. Im surprised they let Joba pitch. Nothign in the Rules about a bedtime, eh? ;-)
    Just playin’, YFs

    Dionysus August 25, 2007, 2:46 am
  • This is RIDICULOUS.

    Jackie (SF) August 25, 2007, 3:10 am
  • And that’s a wrap. The Red Sox just opened a 6.5-game lead in the AL East today. Awesome.

    Paul SF August 25, 2007, 3:32 am
  • Well, that’s that. Walk off 3 run homerun by Carlos Guillen. Maybe next time we get Giambi and Abreu in the lineup…so that we have the best lineup facing other teams.

    walein August 25, 2007, 3:32 am
  • I’m so sick to have stayed up watching this. It’s not fair that I’ve been suckered into watching so much of the Yankees as well…

    Devine August 25, 2007, 3:34 am
  • Yeah, I was pretty surprised Torre waited so long to pinch-hit Giambi, and then when he did, pinch-hitting him for Damon…

    Paul SF August 25, 2007, 3:35 am
  • I love Jim Leyland.

    Dionysus August 25, 2007, 3:38 am
  • Walein,
    Why do that when you can match-up against relievers? Gotta get that Andy Phillips some ABs. Dont’cha know that his glove is worth 7 Giambi homers per game?
    From the highs of being 4 back of Boston to this – now it seems like both the Sox and M’s win every day while we’re muddling. This sucks. We’d better win the next 3, but that won’t be happening methinks.
    God, I can’t even sleep at this point.

    yankeesnj August 25, 2007, 3:38 am
  • Its really ridiculous they played this game at all. 330am end time? I thought htat Angels game was nuts, but criminy.

    Dionysus August 25, 2007, 3:40 am
  • Pretyt good day. We sweep a double header, Big Papi rouses from his slumber (for how long we’ll see), Yankees lose while depletign their Pen.
    I’ll take every bit and piece I can. I’m still nervous about this race. Real nervous.

    Dionysus August 25, 2007, 3:43 am
  • let the record show that saturday, august 25th, 2007 is when i officially wrote off this team’s chances of playing past the regularly scheduled season.
    maybe they can surprise me, and i’d love it if they did, but i’m not getting my hopes up until next season.
    great 2nd half, fellas. so close.
    bring on the baby bombers. 2008.
    (i am going to find a dark place to sob now.)

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 25, 2007, 11:46 am
  • YFIB,
    Chin up – the yanks will come through. It was just one bad day.
    Sean Henn needs to go, though – can’t keep letting him rack up the extra inning L’s

    Andrews August 25, 2007, 1:24 pm
  • andrews, thanks.
    it wasn’t just the one game, though. the angels series did little to comfort me. (that would likely be the matchup for the ALDS.)
    i’ll still be cheering them on, just with re-adjusted expectations.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 25, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • I don’t think we should read too much into that angels series. Not to make excuses, but the schedule was rough – a night game, followed by a long flight, with a game the night you arrive. That first game could have gone either way; tough loss but the team played well. Second game was a stinker, BUT we scored 9 runs- if we get any kind of pitching, most days, that’s plenty. The last game, we beat their best pitcher. Not as bad as the results, IMO. Plus, we took 2 of 3 from the angels at home last time.
    We have some ground to make up in both the division and the wc, but all in all I feel good about this team’s chances, FWIW.

    Andrews August 25, 2007, 1:56 pm

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