Yanks-Jays Gamer I: Whoa Canada

Away, Away, Away. Our Bombers are once again on the road tonight, and not even in This Beloved Country, but some benighted, semi-communist, haven of prescription-drug wholesalers. Needless to say, we’re not pleased. America’s game, dammit, should be played in its country of origin. Thankfully the powers that be have already had the good sense to remove to our nation’s capital the first of that Frenchified territory’s hardball travesties. The other remains, and we hope tonight it shall be vanquished by the Conquering American Heroes in Pinstripes. We’ll be watching. And commenting. Feel free to join us. And God Bless America.

121 comments… add one
  • I get the sense that Yankee fans feel that playing on the road is some kind of excuse for their mediocre performance so far.
    Me, I can’t wait until the Sox are back on the road… Boston is 5-1 in away games.

    Hudson April 18, 2006, 7:02 pm
  • Run Derek, run. 3B. Yes.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:11 pm
  • Sheff! 1-0.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • ARod. See Ya! 3-0, Yanks.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Giambino! Back to back!! 4-0.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:17 pm
  • WE:
    Are you watching live?

    RichYF April 18, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Yes Rich.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Sigh, I’m pretty sure every Yanks game I’ve seen this season they have lost. Maybe it’s best that I can only watch via gamecast..

    RichYF April 18, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • Bot. 1st. 4-0. Yanks

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • Don’t worry about it Rich, you’ll get hot sooner or later.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • love the play-by-play from you guys. keep it coming.

    NickYF April 18, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • I should say, whatever, keep it coming.

    NickYF April 18, 2006, 7:25 pm
  • single, double, 4-1.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:26 pm
  • Missed the top of the first! Damn! (But I like the results. Clutch homer by A-Rod. Very clutch.)

    YF April 18, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • DAMON!!! Haven’t seen outfield d like that for years!

    YF April 18, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Damon, leaping catch in right center at the wall to rob Vernon Wells. 1 down.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • DAMON!!! Haven’t seen outfield d like that for years!

    YF April 18, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Runner at third, one down.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • Glaus jacks one 4-3.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • WTF? Who’s that guy dressed up like Randy Johnson?

    YF April 18, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • RJ, at this point, has nothing.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • Playing Kelly Stinnett after an off day?! Terrible.

    YF April 18, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • Lineout to Cano. 2 down.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • Apparently RJ needs a personal catcher to suck this bad. Awesome.

    RichYF April 18, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Fly out to Damon. We limp out of the first with a 4-3 lead.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:35 pm
  • Why not DH Posada instead of Bernie?

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • Cano leading off.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • Hot smash to short. 1 down.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • “Why not DH Posada instead of Bernie?”
    because that would make sense and Torre’s not about that these days.

    NickYF April 18, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • Stinnett 2B.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • Isn’t Bernie batting like .600 vs Chacin? Oh wait, Torre doesn’t go by stats either. Posada hasn’t gotten enough rest. Only two off days this week…

    RichYF April 18, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • Damon hard shot to 1st. 2 down. Need a clutch hit from Derek.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • Jeter hit .443 against Jays last year. Keep it up Derek.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Derek rips one to left, diving catch by Reed. Highway Robbery!

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • Lets hope RJ comes around now, Bottom 2nd.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • RJ and Giambi, I got it, you take it. Infield hit.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • 2b down 3rd base line. Jays, 2-3 nobody out.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • Sac fly to right, 4-4. Runner up to third, 1 out. Infield in.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • K, 2 down. Thank you.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • 2 run jack by Rios. 6-4 Jays.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • Ugh. What the hell is RJ doing? Where’s Matt Smith?

    RichYF April 18, 2006, 7:54 pm
  • RJ throwing batting practice.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • Somebody call the pen.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • Vernon Wells walks. Guidry to the mound.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • “Guidry to the mound.”
    New NYY mantra.

    Mayday Malone April 18, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • Wells thrown out trying to steal. Nice play by Cano on a one hop throw. We stagger out of the 2nd, down 6-4.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • who’s warming in the bullpen?

    NickYF April 18, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • At this point, you have to wonder about RJ’s early exit during his last start. Something wrong?

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Nobody at the moment, Nick. Sheff walks. ARod up.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Hot smash DP by Alex.Damn.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Giambi walks. What an eye.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Matsui down looking. Bot 3rd.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Hey guys, hows that pitching staff looking? Whaaaat?!?! Not good?!?
    (Feel free to read all the sarcasm you like into the above statements.)

    mattymatty April 18, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • 2B. This is getting ugly. RJ late covering first, Giambi throws the ball to no one in particular, ball gets away, run scores, 7-4.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Deep flyout to Damon.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • K. 2 down.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Proctor warming up in the pen.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Another wall-banging catch by Damon… 3 drives tonight that Bernie wouldn’t have been anywhere near caught by Johnny.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Man, Johnson is really getting rocked, huh?

    mattymatty April 18, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Bloop by Bernie. 1 down.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • What’s that smell?

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • If only we had Wells, Clement, and, uh, Lenny DiNardo. Ah the Red Sox…a first place team with last place fans.

    shmed shmox April 18, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Christ. RJ’s so bad he crashed my computer!

    YF April 18, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • 1-2-3 for Chacin.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • shmed – you can have wells, clement and dinardo. you might need them considering how lousy johnson is tonight. and just for the record I didn’t make any comments about yankees fans that would necessitate an attack. i think its pretty obvious who is the ‘last place fan’ here.

    mattymatty April 18, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Basehit. Get Proctor back up

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • RJ picks off the runner.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • A BB by RJ. Here comes Joe. Proctor coming in.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • I’m the number one fan, buddy. Anything you say necessitates an attack because you write your name twice all the time. You should be thanking everyone who addresses you and finds it in himself to NOT attack. The fact that you root for the Sox doesn’t help.

    shmed shmox April 18, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Nice outing by Randy. Staked to a 4-zip lead and he has his worst performance, at least that I can remember, as a Yankee. Even the outs were crushed. Jesus H. Christ.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Proctor looks good.
    What a day. I was fixing a restaurant’s computer, watching the game out of the corner of my eye. The bar owner is a Cubs fan. I queried him, “What’s it like, having a first baseman that can, um, play the position?”
    Bear down, Yankees.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Way to give up the body, JD.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Another wall-banger By Damon. Unreal. Robs Vernon Wells. 7-4 Jays.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • The Yankees’ deck is missing an ace.

    Hudson April 18, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • Let’s see if the bats can come alive. Top of the lineup.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • About 30 feet of the wall shook when Damon crashed into it on that play. You gotta love Johnny’s play out there.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • shmed – what the hell are you talking about? i’m not saying anything that YF hasn’t already said. news flash: yr pitching staff isn’t that good. unless you pitch for the yankees you shouldn’t be taking this personally. i can pretty much guarantee that you aren’t the number one fan, nor are you my buddy.
    why don’t you pay attention to the game. your team is losing by the way.

    mattymatty April 18, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • Wow. That 2-2 pitch to Jeter was about as close as it could be.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Damon grounds out, Jeter walks, Sheff up.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Agreed WE, that’s something that I think a lot of fans were looking forward to.
    SHARP shot by Sheff, great throw to get Jeter.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Basehit by Sheff, but Jeter is thrown out at third. Nice.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Sheff at 2nd. C’mon Alex…

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • I am the number one fan, sorry to tell you. It’s been voted on. And we are buddies in the sense that you’re dumb and I’m smart so I feel bad for you, and would take care of you for a short while if you were orphaned.
    I am paying attention to the game, and while behind in the score, we’re winning the more meaningful victories which you probably wouldn’t understand.

    shmed shmox April 18, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • why was Jeter thrown out at third. Bowa’s been pretty bad thus far.

    NickYF April 18, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • ARod flys out, bot 5th. 7-4 Jays.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Was Jeter running on his own? I didn’t catch if Bowa told him to advance or not. I didn’t think Jeter would try to take third on a ball hit that hard in front of him.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • shmed – you don’t know me, so i’m not offended by yr stupid statements. what i do know is yr team is losing, and mine is winning. both of those things make me happy. seems like you’re going to have to get happiness from some source other than baseball tonight, so if it makes you feel better to attempt to insult someone you’ve never met before, go right ahead.

    mattymatty April 18, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Nick, carom off the wall went right to Reed, who made a great throw. Don’t know if Jeter looked to Bowa or went on his own.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Meaningful victories “we” wouldn’t understand? Wow. That wasn’t even the the most incomprehensible part of that post.
    And I don’t mean incomprehensible in terms of me not understanding it.

    rk April 18, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • 5 up, 5 down for Proctor, on to the sixth.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • and mattymatty, you just jinxed us – we’re down 2-1

    rk April 18, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Proctor has been good this season. Pretty odd development.

    NickYF April 18, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • It’s impressive how well Chacin has settled down since the first.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Giambi taps out to pitcher. After having Chacin on the ropes early, he’s really settled down.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Great minds think alike, attack.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • I meant “you” in the singular sense, rk. I know you’re a true scholar, and understand the importance of the victories of which I speak.
    matty, you are clearly bothered and riled by my absurd statements; that’s why you keep responding, and that’s why I keep posting them. It’s provided a mild source of entertainment while watching any hope of my team going anywhere slip a little further away. I’m a little ashamed of how satisfying it’s been. Anyway, I appreciate it, ya big lug.

    shmed shmox April 18, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Matsui pops out.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Can’t wait to hear Mike and the Mad Dog rail on Randy tomorrow.

    Hudson April 18, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Bernie needs to justify his presence in the lineup.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Something about Matsui just makes me happy. I look at that guy and think, “Now there is a BALLplayer.”
    1250 consecutive as a Yomiuri Giant, 544 consecutive games as a Yankee. It’s probably a bit premature, but should his consecutive game streak be considered in the same realm as Gherig/Ripken if he gets there?

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Bernie flys out. Bot of 6th.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Matsui is the only one of the Yankees’ pampered and overpaid stars who I like. He is a real professional.

    Hudson April 18, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • literally as soon as i posted that last statement clement gave up two runs. figures. well, now we’re both going to lose tonight, unless we can get loretta up with a runner on and two outs in the ninth. then i like our chances.
    In the “I would never have put money on THAT” category: Wily Mo Pena has just walked for the second time in one game.

    mattymatty April 18, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • It could be worse… this could be Indians Fan/Orioles Fan, in which case the O’s contingent would undoubtedly be resorting to personal attacks (the O’s are down 13-0 to CLE in the 6th).

    mattymatty April 18, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Arrgh! Stupid ball with eyes!

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Yeah, I feel bad for Kevin Millar, he’s probably looking around Camden Yards, wondering what the #@&* he’s doing here (here, because I’m typing this about 20 blocks north of him right now), and trying to figure out if the 30 people left in the park would care if he played the rest of the game in his jockstrap.
    sox fans, let’s migrate over to the other game thread, and leave the yanks to their canadian fun.

    rk April 18, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • And Bernie still has no arm.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • attack, don’t think most fans in US consider the Japanese leagues exactly legit. For example, didn’t Sadaharu Oh hit like 800 plus home runs, but of course over here, it’s Aaron’s 755 that counts. So including games played in Japan during Matsui’s streak, probably won’t fly over here, even though it’s a nice streak.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Sox just tied it up.

    Hudson April 18, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Gotta take a break for supper, excuse me…

    whatever April 18, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • WE, I agree that a lot of records can’t transfrer to the Majors. It seems that consecutive games is one of those that it really doesn’t matter what league you are in. If you are in the line-up, every day for 15+ years, there’s got to be a recognition.
    I lean in that direction because I respect the Japanese game, and because that Japanese players are being discredited for ROY honors due to the caliber of their league when they come over to the Majors.
    Enjoy your supper. I have to go home and will likely miss the rest of this thread. Still a good chance to pull this one out.

    attackgerbil April 18, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Sox go up 4-2 thanks to Ortiz and Ramirez.

    Hudson April 18, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Uh-oh, 2nd and 3rd, no outs.
    Still fuming over that Clement decision by Francona.

    Hudson April 18, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Well, I see things have gone from bad to worse while I dined. Sheff drops an easy fly, Chacon giving up home runs and throwing wild pitches, the Yanks now trailing 10-5, and Hudson is doing all the talking. For Christ’s sake, how bad can this get?

    whatever April 18, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Whoops, it just got worse. Youk hit a 2 out, 2 run double, and the Sox regain the lead against the Rays, 6-4.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • And Damon pops out to mercifully end the Yankee-Jays game. 10-5 final. What started out so promising turns into a real clusterfuk of an evening. Oh well, tomorrow’s another day. Later boys.

    whatever April 18, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Canadian Adam Stern just made a great diving catch for the Red Sox that, if he hadn’t have made it, the game would have tied. Canada just hates the Yankees apparently.

    Hunter April 18, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Hey yanks fans, how’d the game go?

    airk April 18, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • Question of the day:
    What’s up with the Big Eunuch?

    The Riddler April 18, 2006, 11:31 pm
  • That’s easy Riddler – he’s old.
    Not every over 40 pitcher can retain greatness.
    Yanks bats aren’t the problem. They spend the offseason working on the field/offense. “Pitching is fine” yeah right.
    I’m not about to get all hysterical after two weeks of ball, but I will go on record as saying (and did say in the off season) if the Yanks don’t attempt to add some real arms they can watch October from their couches.

    sandy April 19, 2006, 2:02 am
  • sounds good in theory, sandy, but then again, the Yankees don’t have much in the way of bargaining chips that they could trade for “real arms.” They’ve got the Eric Duncan kid, but that’s about it.

    airk April 19, 2006, 11:59 am

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