There Is No Giant Foot Trying To Squash Me: Yanks/Mets Gamer III

That’s Happy Premise Number Two. Must remember my happy premises. It’s hard, considering the last week. By now, you know the details, but here’s a quick recap of a few highlights:

  • Clippard = rookie x 7 + starter x 11
  • Rasner = something’s wrong, but he can’t put his finger on it
  • Yankees = 18-23, way, way out (farther if Boston’s lead holds today, which it willdid)
  • Rocket = fasttrack
  • Farns = smacktalk
  • Jason = muzzle
  • Cano = bamboozle
  • Igawa/Pavano = embezzle
  • Boston = teh sizzle and coming to town
  • gerbil = teh frazzle and driven to beerizzle

    Keep it together-keep it together-keep it together. Comment away.


    New York Yankees
    J. Damon cf .258
    D. Jeter ss .362
    H. Matsui lf .280
    A. Rodriguez 3b .314
    J. Posada c .386
    B. Abreu rf .235
    R. Cano 2b .242
    D. Mientkiewicz 1b .228
    T. Clippard p .000
    New York Mets
    J. Reyes ss .331
    E. Chavez lf .390
    C. Beltran cf .300
    C. Delgado 1b .219
    D. Wright 3b .283
    S. Green rf .320
    P. Lo Duca c .286
    D. Easley 2b .268
    J. Maine p .125
  • 85 comments… add one
    • Any YFs got any tips on picking up tickets on the fly outside the Stadium tomorrow night? I don’t patronize scalpers, but I’ve had success with live music and theater in NYC, usually finding some older couple whose friends didn’t make it because of illness/work/etc.
      I’m trying Craislist as well… Really hoping to sneak in a game Monday night. Any advice as to whether its worth taking the subway out to the Stadium and taking my chances, much appreciated…

      Hudson May 20, 2007, 7:55 pm
    • P.S. Supposed to be chilly (low 40s) in New York tomorrow night…

      Hudson May 20, 2007, 8:00 pm
    • Hudson: If the Bombers lose tonight, look on the tracks of the 7 train next to the bodies of Yankee fans who just couldn’t take it anymore.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 8:01 pm
    • God I hope it won’t be that cold….I’ll be there, quite possibly having a nervous breakdown. Keep an eye out for a crazy woman in the upper deck!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:16 pm
    • Hooooly crap. Clippard makes Reyes look silly, strikes him out on 3 pitches.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:20 pm
    • Ahhh, the dulcet tones and banal observations of Joe Morgan…

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:21 pm
    • I hate to admit it.. but Clippard looked great. Amazing even. Wow.

      Dionysus May 20, 2007, 8:26 pm
    • Shush, Dio!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:30 pm
    • Maine lookign very shaky. I have an UGLY feelign the Yanks win this one. Off to shower and get some food.

      Dionysus May 20, 2007, 8:32 pm
    • Apologies. I just realized what it appears I am doing, which, actually, I was not trying to do at all (though I wouldnt mind if it went that way), I was instead just being candid. To rectify that I shall shut my mouth from now.

      Dionysus May 20, 2007, 8:33 pm
    • Even if they don’t score, at least they’re making Maine work…blah.
      Where all the YFs at? Don’t go throwing yerselves off a bridge yet!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:38 pm
    • Just catching up after feeding the young’en. This ump has a _wide_ plate.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 8:42 pm
    • Damnit.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:43 pm
    • Don’t pitch to Wright.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 8:43 pm
    • Crap.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 8:43 pm
    • Clippard starting to look like a rookie.

      Rob May 20, 2007, 8:44 pm
    • Man, it’s coooold tonight…What the hell, it’s May 20th, for God’s sake!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:46 pm
    • Question: is this “Everybody clap your hands!” a Shea-only thing? I haven’t noticed it anywhere else and it’s annoying as hell.
      Great, T-Clip walks the pitcher. Ugh.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:50 pm
    • Bad move walking Maine. Now the human energizer bunny is up.

      Rob May 20, 2007, 8:51 pm
    • Sounds like you need gerbil warming.

      Tom sf May 20, 2007, 8:51 pm
    • C’mon kid…

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
    • Phew….nice job gettin’ out of it.
      Tom, LOL!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 8:53 pm
    • I’m enjoying a fine Roots Organic Red. Yum.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 8:53 pm
    • I think I would have taken that 5th pitch and forced the 3-2 count with the kid on the mound. After walking the pitcher you have to make that kid throw strikes.

      Rob May 20, 2007, 8:53 pm
    • Yanks ghet a gift. That was ball 4 (I think) that Reyes popped up

      Dionysus May 20, 2007, 8:54 pm
    • Clippard has thrown 44 pitches already. Not exactly what the Yanks needed going into tomorrow. The good thing is at least the Sox pen was forced to work some this weekend also.

      Rob May 20, 2007, 8:55 pm
    • I agree on “Everybody Clap your Hands”. Its the most annoying stadium sound bite ever.
      Actualyl, were I LEARNED to hate it was Pleasure Island (Disney’s dance club park for adults) when I went to school in FL.
      Its annoying.

      Dionysus May 20, 2007, 8:56 pm
    • Jeter extends his hitting streak with a double.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:00 pm
    • Since the Yankees have gone on their losing streak, these game threads have gotten awfully quiet.
      Yankee ledge-jumpers come back. All is forgiven.

      SoxFan May 20, 2007, 9:01 pm
    • Joe Morgan, paraphrasing Cashman: “Why should we apologize? We didn’t do anything.” (emphasis mine)
      That’s the point, Joe.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:02 pm
    • With all the crap going on with the Yanks this year, I’m surprised Cashman still has hair left.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:04 pm
    • Beltran almost snags a line drive by Matsui, but he can’t come up with it; Jeter has to hold at third on Hideki’s double. 2nd/3rd, one out to ARod.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:05 pm
    • Damn, Beltran has range…Juuuust missed it, though. Come on, Alex!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:05 pm
    • Gah.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:07 pm
    • ARod chases a slider away for the K. Posada up, two away.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:07 pm
    • Threat ended as Jorge pops out to Chavez.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:08 pm
    • Well done, boys. *vomits*

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:08 pm
    • I’m not sure what is worse: watching the Yankees not convert runs or listen to Jon and Joe tell me the Yankees did not convert. Oh wait, J&J are far worse.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:09 pm
    • i give up.

      sam YF May 20, 2007, 9:12 pm
    • Nifty 4-3 DP to end the inning.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:17 pm
    • Nice bunt by Clippart to push Abreu and Doug over.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:26 pm
    • What’s the point, they can’t score anyway!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:27 pm
    • Damon drops in a single to right in front of Green to score Abreu/Doug. Yankees 2, Mets 1.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:28 pm
    • ym, tsk. :)

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:29 pm
    • YEAHHH!!!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:29 pm
    • Huh, that double was a lot like Franceour’s earlier against Papelbon. Lame as hell.
      Yeah, I guess Jeter wants the MVP this year. Maine sucks ass.

      desturbd1 May 20, 2007, 9:30 pm
    • Jeter pulls one over the left field wall to score Damon. Yankees 4, Mets 1.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:30 pm
    • I congratulate myself on an excellent reverse jinx…

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:30 pm
    • Maine at 92 pitches through 4. Too bad Matsui ends the carnage…

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:32 pm
    • T-Clip with 4 Ks through 3.1. Unfortunately also with 3 BBs (one intentional).

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:35 pm
    • I’m looking forward to seeing CMW live tomorrow night. Hopefully it’s a bad night for the worms…
      Why is Joe Morgan bringing up which side of the mound Clip falls to for like the 100th time? He is ridiculous. But I repeat myself.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:42 pm
    • Are we turning the corner? Oh wait, A-Rod is now 0-3.
      Guess not

      rz-yf May 20, 2007, 9:44 pm
    • Jorge goes third deck. 5-1 Yankees.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:45 pm
    • HIP-HIP-JORGE! What a bomb.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:45 pm
    • Bobby flies out to Beltran in dead center for the second out.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 9:46 pm
    • YM, I actually think Clippard’s delivery is weird and somewhat noteworthy. He’s right…there doesn’t look like any sort of rhyme or reason to it, he’s not tipping his pitches or anything…just odd.
      Maine’s got nothing right now. What a terrible changeup. It’ll be interesting, at least, to have both teams coming into tomorrow with a bit of momentum.

      desturbd1 May 20, 2007, 9:47 pm
    • Joe Morgan = Pain
      Although I am not sure he’s worse than McCarver.

      rz-yf May 20, 2007, 9:48 pm
    • …Cano made that closer then it should have been. Didn’t look like he was running particularly hard until he realized that Reyes actually had a play on the ball…

      desturbd1 May 20, 2007, 9:49 pm
    • D1, maybe you’re right…I didn’t think it’s that weird, but well.
      Cano got himself confused with a base-stealer. Not good.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:50 pm
    • OH.MY.GOD.
      Please help

      rz-yf May 20, 2007, 9:51 pm
    • rz-yf, breathe!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:53 pm
    • I’ve been flipping back and forth between the game and something else; only heard Joe mention Clip’s delivery twice. He could very well be grating on it way too much, and I’m just somewhat unaware. :-)

      desturbd1 May 20, 2007, 9:53 pm
    • OK, D1, you’re right, his delivery is somewhat odd. Hey, whatever works…

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:55 pm
    • D1, he’s mentioned it at least 5 times, if not more. At least once every inning. Anyway, it’s not a big deal, just another notch on the Joe Morgan nonsense-o-meter.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 9:58 pm
    • OK yeah, he’s probably hammering it a little too hard then. Heh, that was only the 3rd time I’d heard it. But for Morgan, this is actually pretty good; he usually has one of these rambling, repetitive points he likes to bring up 5-10 times per broadcast, and at least this one’s sort of interesting. And you’re right…whatever Clip’s doing, it’s working for him. Damn junk-baller is going pretty good…ugh.

      desturbd1 May 20, 2007, 10:00 pm
    • I am breathing. Thanks for the reminder, monkey

      rz-yf May 20, 2007, 10:02 pm
    • ….Pettitte warming in the pen? WTF?

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:03 pm
    • Wow, T-Clip: one man wrecking crew! His first ever hit, a two-bagger, no less.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:04 pm
    • Fun fact: T-Clip’s batting average is higher than Damon and Abreu combined. Too bad he is stranded.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:08 pm
    • Yay, Johnny-Two-Hands!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:14 pm
    • Well, if that’s it for the kid, I’d say he’s acquitted himself very nicely against a very well-hitting team.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:17 pm
    • Clippard’s doing well, despite looking like an extra from the cast of Deliverance. (Okay, low blow.)
      NOTE: Craigslist is a pretty good source of Yankee tix, it turns out… I haven’t landed one yet, but am in hot pursuit.

      Hudson May 20, 2007, 10:18 pm
    • A-Rod
      Nice shot. 6-1 Yanks

      rz-yf May 20, 2007, 10:19 pm
    • ARod just _kills_ one. Wow, that got out fast.

      attackgerbil May 20, 2007, 10:20 pm
    • Wow, another A-Bomb (sorry). That got out in a hurry.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:20 pm
    • Gerb: jinx!

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:21 pm
    • Poor Minky. Almost loses a kneecap and they don’t give him the base…

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:33 pm
    • T-Clip out, EDSP in. It’s not a baseball game until Proctor comes in to pitch…

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:38 pm
    • D’oh. Dear bullpen, pleased don’t blow this. Thanks, YM.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:43 pm
    • …Did Gammons just say Sox have younger position players than do the Yanks? Doesn’t sound right to me…

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 10:51 pm
    • Posada older than Tek (not by much)
      Minkshxzvsz way older than Youkilis
      Cano older than Pedroia
      Lowell older than ARod
      Jeter older than Lugo
      Manny older than Matsui
      Damon older than Crisp
      Abreu older than Drew
      Giambi older than Ortiz
      Yankees older in 7 out of 9 in the starting line up.

      Tom sf May 20, 2007, 11:18 pm
    • Hmm, interesting. I thought it was closer than that. Thanks, Tom.
      Oh, for f*k’s sake, Mo! It’s late, we want to go to bed. Guess he really wants an actual *save*. I advise against it.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 11:24 pm
    • Well, someone’s still a little rusty. Good win, but I guess Mo wanted to leave YF’s with a lil’ somethin’ to think about.

      desturbd1 May 20, 2007, 11:26 pm
    • Well, that’s over as Mariano strikes out the Ageless Wonder on a high fastball. He did need to get some work in, but I’m pretty sure he got waaaay more than he wanted.

      yankeemonkey May 20, 2007, 11:28 pm
    • > Cano older than Pedroia
      > Manny older than Matsui
      Those two are arguably a push.. the rest is clearly youth advantage Sox.

      attackgerbil May 21, 2007, 12:06 am

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