Where’s the Beef?: Rays-Yanks Gamer III

Fifteen runs in five games. Three runs per game ain’t been purdy, but at least General Joe is supposed to be back on the bench today, kicking ass and taking names. Chien-Ming Wang and James Shields have identical records, ERAs and WHIPs after winning their season debuts. Something’s gotta give.

Tampa Bay
A. Iwamura 2b .278
C. Crawford lf .211
C. Pena 1b .214
B.J. Upton cf .333
C. Floyd dh .364
E. Hinske rf .375
W. Aybar 3b .200
S. Riggans c .375
J. Bartlett ss .250
J. Shields 2.57
NY Yankees
J. Damon lf .111
D. Jeter ss .211
B. Abreu rf .389
A. Rodriguez 3b .333
H. Matsui dh .250
R. Cano 2b .105
J. Posada c .200
W. Betemit 1b .333
M. Cabrera cf .375
C. Wang 2.57
38 comments… add one
  • Let’s go yankees!! Heading off to work…hopefully i can track a bit there.

    walein April 6, 2008, 1:25 pm
  • Leaping grab by Pedro for the first out.

    SF April 6, 2008, 1:56 pm
  • Sorry, that was meant for elsewhere.
    Need to get this comment count up, though.

    SF April 6, 2008, 1:58 pm
  • Shields is tough.. but Wang’s been matching him.
    Still should’ve scored that inning though, obviously..

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:10 pm
  • ARod doubled. So Matsui and Cano have a chance to drive him in.. ya.. am I the only one here? =)

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:15 pm
  • Thanks, Matsui! 2 run homer in a previously scoreless game = sweet!

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:18 pm
  • Cano singles to keep the inning going..

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:21 pm
  • Really nice 11 pitch at-bat from Cano.
    Wang also seems to be pitching excellently.
    Let’s keep it going, Yanks!

    AndrewYF April 6, 2008, 2:21 pm
  • Shields at 67 pitches through 4.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:28 pm
  • Hinske strikes out looking – Wang at 6 K now.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:30 pm
  • Aybar breaks up the no hitter on the 1-2 pitch.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:33 pm
  • That was a bit odd, but basically there was a soft groundball to Cano who tried to turn two but dropped the ball. Aybar somehow went to third on this play.
    Then the Rays were aggressive in doing the sac squeeze, but missed the bunt, and Aybar was tagged out. Barlett struck out to end the inning..

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:40 pm
  • Damon singles after Melky K’s.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:43 pm
  • Jeter singles, Damon to second with the middle of the lineup up and 1 out.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:45 pm
  • Abreu strikes out for the third time. Grumbles. Now here’s ARod!

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:48 pm
  • ARod walks, and here’s the hot hitting Matsui with the bases loaded.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • I didn’t notice this, actually, but nice of Joe to ride Matsui to batting 5th. He’s been hot lately.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • Tacking on a run or two would be crucial. 7 hits, and only 2 runs to show for..

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:52 pm
  • Matsui strikes out to end the inning. RISP..
    Though I guess it’s better than having no runners on base.. but still..

    Lar April 6, 2008, 2:53 pm
  • wang looking solid still, bounces back after giving up a second hit with a nice play in the field.
    An insurance run or two would be nice.

    sam-yf April 6, 2008, 3:04 pm
  • cano knocks shields out with lead off double. Always good to get the best (active) pitcher on a team out of the game.

    sam-yf April 6, 2008, 3:07 pm
  • What’s happening after the Floyd single?

    walein April 6, 2008, 3:20 pm
  • 1st and third, no outs. Let’s go for the DP Wang!

    walein April 6, 2008, 3:22 pm
  • Wanger out, Joba in.
    Nice start for CMW. Lets shut em down Joba!

    sam-yf April 6, 2008, 3:25 pm
  • K’s Aybar with three beautiful pitches.

    sam-yf April 6, 2008, 3:26 pm
  • Not getting those extra runs in might haunt the Yanks..

    Lar April 6, 2008, 3:29 pm
  • Great play by Cano to catch a line drive and double up hinske!
    Inning over.

    sam-yf April 6, 2008, 3:29 pm
  • Not the conventional DP, but got it. Joba is the definition of “relief ace”.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 3:31 pm
  • Awesome play by Robbie saves Joba’s (and Wang’s) bacon.

    yankeemonkey April 6, 2008, 3:32 pm
  • Yanks win! The Wang-Joba-Mo combines for a 4 hit shutout.

    Lar April 6, 2008, 4:03 pm
  • Great win.
    Wang comes in and stop the losing streak.
    JobaMo are dominant.
    Bats wake up a bit as they bang out 9 hits, more runs will come soon…

    sam-yf April 6, 2008, 4:11 pm
  • fist pump

    dc April 6, 2008, 4:23 pm
  • Thanks for carrying the thread, Lar. Didn’t get to see the game; looks like a dandy. Nice job, Chien-Ming!

    attackgerbil April 6, 2008, 4:28 pm
  • Joe G. looks and sounds terrible.

    yankeemonkey April 6, 2008, 4:29 pm
  • Feeling for Joe. I just fought the _worst_cold_of_my_life_, getting over it about a week ago. TEH UBER-CRUD. Just awful.. hacking cough, 103 fever early on, but that was just the beginning: that hacking cough lingered for a month. Feck.
    On another note, it’s hard to believe that two runs were enough.

    attackgerbil April 6, 2008, 4:50 pm
  • It’s great that it is though. Let’s hope this will carry on for everybody!
    But it’s true, we got to score more..

    Lar April 6, 2008, 6:05 pm
  • Wang = ace
    6 IP, 6 K, 2 BB
    Next up in his “Beat the East’s Best Tour”?
    Beckett on Friday!
    :)

    A YF April 6, 2008, 6:37 pm
  • Winning close games is great…although I am looking forward to those 10-15 run blowouts at some point! Joba looks FANTASTIC coming out of the pen, where for the record, he belongs…

    krueg April 7, 2008, 12:25 pm

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