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Young King Cole
2006-06-21 14:39
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

Thanks to ol' buddy Arthur Rhodes, all that stands between the Yankees and a series win in Philadelphia and a split of their southern dip in the NL is Cole Hamels. A tall, slender lefty, the 22-year-old Hamels is the posterboy of pitching prospect hype, having gone 11-3 with a 1.54 ERA, 208 strikeouts and just 88 hits in 152 innings over his first three professional seasons. Of course, all but the final 19 innings in that stretch occurred in A-ball. And then there's the fact that he only made four starts in 2004 due to issues with his pitching elbow.

Hamels started this season back in the Florida State League, but was so dominant he was jumped straight to triple-A, where after three even more impressive outings he was promoted to big league rotation. After holding the Reds scoreless across five innings while striking out seven in his first turn, Hamels looked rather human against the Brewers in his next start, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks in six and a third while striking out five. He then landed on the 15-day DL with a strained left shoulder. Hamels only missed the minimum and has made three starts since returning to action. The good news for the Phillies is that the control issues that have plagued him on occasion throughout his career and over his first two starts (9 BB in 11 1/3 IP) seem to have gone away (5 BB in 14 1/3 IP in June), but his overall results have not responded in kind. Hamels beat the Diamondbacks in his first start off the DL, but lasted just 5 2/3 innings and struck out just two. In his next start he struck out eight, but lasted just five innings and yielded four runs on six hits while taking a loss against the Nationals. In his last turn he was summarily beaten about the head and neck by the Devil Rays, who touched him up for his first two big league homers allowed and a total of six runs (five earned) on seven hits against just three Ks in 3 2/3 IP.

Is Hamels hurt? Was he rushed? Is he just a tad overrated to begin with?

It's unlikely that we'll find the answer to any of those questions tonight as he goes up against Jaret Wright, who's five-inning limit should at least be properly motivated tonight when he's pulled for a pinch-hitter. After a consistent streak in May in which Wright allowed no more than three runs in no less than five innings for six straight starts, Wright has allowed a total of nine runs across his last ten innings. Given his ugly peripherals, it seems reality has caught up to the Yankees' fifth starter. I wouldn't expect to see that trend reverse in the hitters' haven that is Citizen's Bank Park. Let's just hope he keeps enough men off base that he can pitch around "Blastmaster" Ryan Howard. I'll be covering my eyes during those at-bats.

Comments (310)
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2006-06-21 15:42:58
1.   randym77
As expected, the switch-hitters Melky and Bernie are starting against the lefty. Not expected: Cano resting, Cairo in. And Jorgie instead of Stinnett.

Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Jason Giambi 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada C
Bernie Williams RF
Melky Cabrera LF
Miguel Cairo 2B
Jaret Wright P

And Jeter's in, injuries and all.

Well, I did think Cano needed a day off. And after that homer, I'm not surprised they wanted Jorgie in. He can rest Thursday.

2006-06-21 15:49:06
2.   Cliff Corcoran
The thing I left out is that Hamels, if otherwise inconsistent, is indeed murder on lefties, thus not the worst time to rest Cano, though I'm not convinced he needs it.
2006-06-21 15:58:16
3.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
2 If he's that tough on lefties, maybe Joe could've rested Giambi and started Phillips . . . oh, right, I forgot about the whole Andy kicking Torre's dog thing.
2006-06-21 16:01:03
4.   randym77
3 I think any manager in the league would start Giambi if they could.

FWIW, Joe promises that Andy will get playing time when they get back to AL rules. He said he thought it was very unfair to schedule two NL series back-to-back, keeping some players from playing for a week.

2006-06-21 16:05:08
5.   Benjamin Kabak
3 Give me a break. You're bashing Torre because he's playing Jason Giambi?!?! Please.
2006-06-21 16:05:08
6.   rbj
I got a feeling that the Yankees are going to break out the lumber in a laugher tonight.
2006-06-21 16:08:26
7.   randym77
Before the game, they showed a clip of Damon chasing the Phillies mascot around on one of those golf cart thingies. He's a real card.
2006-06-21 16:11:38
8.   Cliff Corcoran
This just in, Cole Hamels has no butt.
2006-06-21 16:11:50
9.   kylepetterson
I know there's a joke that goes here, but, for I life of me, I can't remember which one.
2006-06-21 16:12:05
10.   das411
Good summary Cliff but you don't really mention why Hamels was "rushed", notably that he currently is the second-best starter on our staff behind Myers.

4 - "Unfair"?? Boo hoo, try having your pitchers bat in every game over in the real man's league, Joe Torre!

2006-06-21 16:15:00
11.   Schteeve
Anybody want to manage the White Sox, I think a job might be opening up soon.
2006-06-21 16:15:36
12.   das411
#366: Cole Hamels once plunked Alex Rodriguez intentionally, so infuriating the Yankee 3Bman that he slammed his bat into the ground in disgust at ruining yet another Cole Hamels strike three.
2006-06-21 16:16:07
13.   Zack
Howard is pretty limber for such a giant of a man
2006-06-21 16:18:03
14.   Cliff Corcoran
Another comebacker off Wright. Unreal!
2006-06-21 16:18:20
15.   randym77
Geez. Wright got nailed again. Though he seems to be all right.
2006-06-21 16:18:37
16.   Zack
And the weekly "Jaret Wright almost gets hit or gets hit by a ball" is already out of the way
2006-06-21 16:19:29
17.   Schteeve
14 I once hypothesized that Giambi had a magical force field that pushed baseballs away from the strike zone when he was in the batters box. He needs to share that technology with Jaret.
2006-06-21 16:19:50
18.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
[5} No, you gimme a friggin break.

Not everyone can play everyday. Giambi's a guy who can do with a rest every now and then. After 5 straight days playing first, facing a tough lefty might be a decent opportunity to do that.

And for the record, I'm not bashing Torre for playing Giambi, but rather for his pathetic record when it comes to Phillips, which you might have been able to figure out given much of the discussion on this site this .

2006-06-21 16:20:36
19.   Cliff Corcoran
Rollins looked like he was talking trash at Wright under his breath while taking his lead off first.
2006-06-21 16:21:29
20.   Schteeve
19 any idea why?
2006-06-21 16:22:20
21.   Cliff Corcoran
And Rollins follows it up by stealing on a pitch out, though if Jeter gloves Posada's throw, which tailed into the runner, Rollins is likely out.
2006-06-21 16:22:52
22.   Cliff Corcoran
20 probably to hype himself up for 21
2006-06-21 16:23:08
23.   rbj
What's that in Wright's mouth, a dead squirrel?
2006-06-21 16:23:16
24.   Schteeve
Luckily Burrell hasn't been to hot the last two games.
2006-06-21 16:23:20
25.   Zack
Oh thats good, walk Abreu to get to Howard...Not sure I can watch
2006-06-21 16:23:42
26.   Zack
Oh, nevermind
2006-06-21 16:24:11
27.   Zack
Which raises the point, why the heck is Howard batting 5th???
2006-06-21 16:26:22
28.   Schteeve
I think Wright needs to change his mechanics to hide his release point better. Line drives back through the box sugges to me that guys are timing his stuff perfectly no matter what his velocity is.
2006-06-21 16:26:47
29.   Cliff Corcoran
Anyone think Wright should walk Howard to load the bases here?
2006-06-21 16:26:59
30.   Cliff Corcoran
(I'm only sorta kidding)
2006-06-21 16:27:11
31.   das411
27 - This may be the first of many times I answer "the dumbassedry of Charlie Manuel" tonight...
2006-06-21 16:27:23
32.   SF Yanks
I'm afraid
2006-06-21 16:27:29
33.   Schteeve
no i think he should throw him an eephus pitch.
2006-06-21 16:28:59
34.   Cliff Corcoran
Hot damn! Wright Ks the Blastmaster!
2006-06-21 16:29:11
35.   SF Yanks
Nice pitch
2006-06-21 16:29:28
36.   Schteeve
what was the pitch type/location on strike 3?
2006-06-21 16:29:41
37.   Zack
Wow, that was unexpected, but a typical Wright inning, throws a lot of pitches and lets runners on, but somehow escapes
2006-06-21 16:30:15
38.   Benjamin Kabak
18 That time of month again for you? Chill out.

There's absolutely no reason to bench Giambi today. He's hitting well lately. He's not fatigued.

I do read these comments quite a bit and the constant bashing of Joe Torre has gotten way out of hand.

2006-06-21 16:30:16
39.   rbj
Good job Wright. Just wish it didn't take him 20+ pitches to get through every inning.
2006-06-21 16:31:03
40.   rbj
36 High strike. Climbed the ladder and Howard went fishing.
2006-06-21 16:31:46
41.   Schteeve
40 in or away?
2006-06-21 16:32:20
42.   SF Yanks
Up and in
2006-06-21 16:33:06
43.   Schteeve
thanks guys.
2006-06-21 16:33:34
44.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
38 What are you, Torre's mom or something?
2006-06-21 16:33:46
45.   singledd
8 well, I don't have a butt joke but...
I saw this headline on the ESPN site:
"Red Sox acquire designated Johnson from Indians"
Sounds to me like the punchline for:
What do the Red Sox do when they suffer from Erectile Dysfunction?
2006-06-21 16:35:30
46.   Cliff Corcoran
Ben, YFinChi, cease and desist with the personal attacks.
2006-06-21 16:37:32
47.   singledd
11 Interesting that Anne Coulter can accuse 9/11 widows of "enjoying their husband deaths" and simply sell tons of books, but Ozzie calls someone a 'Fag' and his job could be in jepardy?

Bad taste on Ozzie? Obsolutely.
Free speech in baseball?

2006-06-21 16:38:41
48.   RIYank
45 I saw that too. Jason is 6' 6", but (I couldn't help thinking) our Johnson is still much bigger.
2006-06-21 16:39:31
49.   Cliff Corcoran
I don't think Ozzie's in any danger of losing his job over that remark.
2006-06-21 16:39:58
50.   rbj
48 LOL.
47 That's the difference between working for yourself, and being an employee.
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2006-06-21 16:40:56
51.   rbj
Ugly weather here, tornado warnings and all, better turn the computer off for a while.
2006-06-21 16:41:35
52.   Cliff Corcoran
Great, so we've got Ozzie's homophobia, Ben and YFiC berating eachother and a gaggle of Johnson jokes. Welcome to Lowest Common Denominator Day on Bronx Banter!

Sigh.

2006-06-21 16:43:12
53.   Benjamin Kabak
46 I'll stop. Sorry.

This is why I cannot stand watching Jaret Wright pitch. Walking David Bell? I mean, come on now. These guys are not good hitters at the bottom of the order. Just throw the ball over the plate.

2006-06-21 16:44:11
54.   singledd
OK. No Wang jokes for me next week. Sorry Cliff.
2006-06-21 16:44:42
55.   markp
Why does the bench call for so many pitches out of the strike zone? You see Posada looking into the dugout, then setting up outside the strike zone. When the pitcher hits the glove in the middle, it's ball one, ball two, etc.
2006-06-21 16:44:56
56.   singledd
Big Papi Slam. Sox up 4-0.
ARod, please take note.
2006-06-21 16:45:03
57.   vockins
Since it's LCD day on Bronx Banter, I think I should mention it looks like Sal Fasano grew up within walking distance of Citizen's Bank Park.
2006-06-21 16:45:08
58.   Cliff Corcoran
Kitty says Hamels at the plate reminds him of Hal Morris. Question, how come Hal Morris for Tim Leary doesn't get more play when people talk about all the awful trades the Yankees made in the '80s?
2006-06-21 16:45:31
59.   Schteeve
47 Ozzie's bigotry has nothing to do with with Ann Coulter.

Also, there is not free speech in professional sports. Players and coaches get fined all the time for questioning calls or the judgement of the league.

I personally find it offensive that nobody bats an eye when people call Alex Rodriguez "Gay-Rod" derisively. Are there double standards in the world? Yeah. But just because there are doesn't mean offensive, bigoted speech should be tolerated.

And the fact that that buffoon Guillen then falls back on "well in my country Venezuela it means something different," as an excuse insults the intelligence of everyone he expects to buy it. In Venezuela there are no hate crime laws either, plus Ozzie doesn't live and earn a paycheck in Venezuela.

It's crap. But since it's sports, he won't be fired. Because in sports there are commissions put in place to make sure there are enough African American coches but "fuckin f*gs" are fair game.

Sorry for the rant, I just don't like bigots.

2006-06-21 16:46:29
60.   Cliff Corcoran
Poor Jaret, he tried a comebacker of his own, but did it on a hop and it got gloved for a 1-3 out.
2006-06-21 16:49:02
61.   Bama Yankee
47 Anytime I hear something like that Ozzie story I'm reminded of the following exchange from the movie Roadhouse:
"What if they call my mother a wh*re?"
"Is she?"
2006-06-21 16:50:08
62.   Cliff Corcoran
Ozzie defended himself by pointing out that "he has gay friends, attends WNBA games, went to a Madonna concert and plans to go to the Gay Games in Chicago."

Is it me, or is that like saying "I don't hate Irish people, I love drinking Guiness on St. Patricks Day."

2006-06-21 16:51:29
63.   Schteeve
61 I like to gut check socially accpetable behavior with Patrick Swayze movies too.

62 Yeah, that was unreal.

2006-06-21 16:51:30
64.   Benjamin Kabak
Oof. CS by Sal Fasano. Just the 7th for him this season vs. 25 successful steals.
2006-06-21 16:52:10
65.   JeremyM
So how many people knew the caught stealing would be followed by a base hit?
2006-06-21 16:52:25
66.   Schteeve
Giambi with two Ks looking today. Wow.
2006-06-21 16:54:01
67.   JeremyM
62 I have a few Michael Jackson albums and have been in a Catholic church or two, so what does that mean for me?
2006-06-21 16:58:37
68.   Bama Yankee
63 For the record, I'm not defending Ozzie's comments (I think he runs his mouth too much and that it was bound to catch up with him). I just thought that on "Lowest Common Denominator Day" we could lighten the mood with some Swayze humor (or is that an oxymoron).
2006-06-21 17:00:10
69.   Cliff Corcoran
In other alledged pedophile news, did you see the NFL is trying to get their teams to stop playing "Rock and Roll (Part 2)" in response to Gary Glitter's conviction in Vietnam?
2006-06-21 17:00:51
70.   JeremyM
68 I thought it was a good line, although the only Swayze films I've seen are Ghost and Dirty Dancing, which my girlfriend insisted I would like. Yeah, not so much.
2006-06-21 17:01:04
71.   Cliff Corcoran
68 I think it's a redudancy. Is there anything not funny about Patrick Swayze or his movies?
2006-06-21 17:02:43
72.   hensley
58 Good question, I think by the time they got Leary, all things had already gone to hell, losing Henderson and Winfield, and fans were resigned to failure. Also, it's overshadowed by Phelps for Buhner. But Morris had some nice years for the Reds.

Also...the Phillie Phanatic really logs a lot of screen time on the Phils' station. Good to see a mascot still get some love.

2006-06-21 17:03:50
73.   Cliff Corcoran
Michael Kay is a fool. The ruling was that Jeter tagged Rollins, he's saying they called him out of the baseline.
2006-06-21 17:04:31
74.   Alex Belth
They had to say he tagged him. I sure didn't see how Rollins went out of the baseline.
2006-06-21 17:05:42
75.   Cliff Corcoran
Let me clarify. Wright Ks Abreu, Posada throws to Jeter to catch Rollins, likely going on a hit and run (hate the hit and run!), half way between the bases, Jeter chases, fakes a throw and reaches to tag Rollins, who dodges and continues to second. Jeter throws high to second and Rollins slides in apparently safe, but the ump rules he was tagged out by Jeter. The replays are inconclusive.
2006-06-21 17:06:13
76.   Cliff Corcoran
You could see Rollins standing on second arguing saying "he didn't tag me."
2006-06-21 17:06:32
77.   Max
Things are definitely surreal on BB today. Where's Alex when you need a good story to lighten things up?

And yeah, Cliff, I thought the same thing when I read that weird defense by Ozzie of his open-mindedness toward "those people". Does he have Streisand on his iPod as well?

2006-06-21 17:08:25
78.   Bama Yankee
Today's partial starting lineup for the LCD Day All-Stars:
Ann Coulter RF (extreme right field)
Ozzie Guillen SS
Patrick Swayze CF
Michael Jackson LF
Garry Glitter 2B
2006-06-21 17:08:51
79.   randym77
69 I'm surprised it took them that long. It's not like this is the first time he's been caught.

There was a big stink about that song during the last election. Bush used it while campaigning. Many in his conservative base found it extremely inappropriate. They promised to stop using it, but didn't.

2006-06-21 17:09:16
80.   atc
If you were to put a Yankees hat on Sal Fasano, wouldn't he look just like Clu Haywood?
2006-06-21 17:10:27
81.   Mattpat11
Okay, we've established that he has a changeup. Lets swing at it now. What the hell's the worst that can happen?
2006-06-21 17:10:50
82.   JeremyM
78 Did anyone ever see the Weekly World News that had Michael Jackson in training to be the center fielder for the Yanks? They had even made a photo of him in the pinstripes. I must have laughed at that thing for weeks.

Extreme right for Coulter. Too funny.

2006-06-21 17:10:56
83.   kylepetterson
"attends WNBA games"

So he enjoys "sports" that are really boring? What does that have to do with calling someone a fag?

(My wife is a huge basketball fan and despises it when I "quote" WNBA as a "sport". But seriously, the 2 times I've seen games I've seen a player cry. Not right.)

2006-06-21 17:14:23
84.   Cliff Corcoran
80 You know Haywood was played by 1982 Cy Young Award winner Pete Vuckovich, right? Fassano definitely would have fit in on Harvey's Wallbangers. He looks like he keeps a Gorman Thomas card in his wallet.

Funny thing is, Fasano was in Yankee camp just a few years back.

2006-06-21 17:15:34
85.   Cliff Corcoran
83 The WNBA has a big lesbian following.
2006-06-21 17:16:33
86.   kylepetterson
83 = joke. I know it wasn't a good one, but it was all I had.
2006-06-21 17:16:54
87.   Mattpat11
85 You could argue that Lesbians compose the vast majority of the 33 people that actually watch it.
2006-06-21 17:17:10
88.   singledd
There's crying in basketball?
There's no crying in baseball.
2006-06-21 17:17:36
89.   JeremyM
Here's a good one from Weekly World News this week, which I found looking for the MJ in CF story. http://tinyurl.com/epf9z
2006-06-21 17:17:43
90.   Bama Yankee
78 Add Clu Haywood as the 1B
2006-06-21 17:18:15
91.   atc
84
Didn't know either of those things
2006-06-21 17:18:18
92.   randym77
Man, Wright is on his game tonight.
2006-06-21 17:18:21
93.   Cliff Corcoran
Wright Ks again, again hard up and in, with a little tailing back over the plate action, looking.
2006-06-21 17:18:39
94.   kylepetterson
88 - I made the argument that when baseball players get hurt in a game they either keep playing or pass out. Those are your only 2 man options.
2006-06-21 17:19:07
95.   singledd
"Great, so we've got Ozzie's homophobia, Ben and YFiC berating eachother and a gaggle of Johnson jokes. Welcome to Lowest Common Denominator Day on Bronx Banter!"

Add lesbians.

2006-06-21 17:20:35
96.   Marcus
95 Let's not forget Cliff's comment about Cole Hamel's butt --> 8
2006-06-21 17:20:35
97.   kylepetterson
Seriously, I'm just amazed that anyone understands what he says in the first place.
2006-06-21 17:21:04
98.   kylepetterson
ozzie, not cliff.
2006-06-21 17:21:47
99.   Cliff Corcoran
95 There's nothing wrong with lesbians. Lesbians are welcome at all times on Bronx Banter. And I don't mean that in sleezy way either.
2006-06-21 17:22:40
100.   kylepetterson
(insert joke here)
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2006-06-21 17:22:46
101.   randym77
89 That's hilarious! Gotta bookmark that one.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon may love that "pointing to the sky" schtick, but it always seemed a little tacky to me.

2006-06-21 17:22:52
102.   Cliff Corcoran
98 It was funnier when you meant me.
2006-06-21 17:24:14
103.   kylepetterson
i'm more surprised that anyone understands you, not really amazed.
2006-06-21 17:24:14
104.   Cliff Corcoran
101 Funny you mentioned that, Randym. When Flash did that on Monday night I found myself kinda pissed off about it, though I never gave it much thought when he did it in a Yankee unform. Double standard? You betcha. You know I'd love Papi's spit and clap thing if he did it with an NY on his chest.
2006-06-21 17:24:32
105.   randym77
Whoa, Miggy! A triple!
2006-06-21 17:25:08
106.   JeremyM
101 I loved that the kicker was from Dan Quayle High.
2006-06-21 17:25:27
107.   Cliff Corcoran
The mystery of Aaron Rowand, which I discussed in my series preview post, has been revealed in two triples to center in two days. Any chance that broken nose has taken the edge off his bravery?
2006-06-21 17:26:25
108.   Cliff Corcoran
Yo, Jaret's 0 for 2, but he's had two solid swings. That sac fly was a warning track bomb.
2006-06-21 17:26:56
109.   singledd
Finally. A Yankee that can hit a sac fly with man on third and less then 2 outs.
2006-06-21 17:27:39
110.   vockins
Wright is clutch!
2006-06-21 17:27:47
111.   randym77
Wright! What a slugger!
2006-06-21 17:27:52
112.   kylepetterson
lets open the flood gates.
2006-06-21 17:28:20
113.   kdw
And it takes the pitcher to get a sac fly with a guy on 3rd and less than 2 outs.
2006-06-21 17:29:59
114.   Stormer Sports
59

I couldn't agree more. Al Campanis--gone, Jimmy the Greek--gone, but no natter who you are, bashing homosexuals is fair game in male professional sports. It's disgusting. Terrell, Barkley, and now Ozzie, and no punishment handed down.

The sad thing here is that Ozzie, as far as I'm concerned, is a top notch manager who directs his players to play the right way. This crap however, will blow over in a few days.

2006-06-21 17:31:35
115.   Benjamin Kabak
hat trick there.
2006-06-21 17:31:53
116.   Bama Yankee
108 The pitchers actually work on their hitting when they are in Atlanta. They have a little contest going during the year where the best hitting pitcher wins a monetary prize. It is a very coveted award.

Sorry if that is common knowledge. I just thought about it when I saw Wright launch that bomb.

2006-06-21 17:32:16
117.   Cliff Corcoran
Huh, well I thought Yankee Fan in Chicago was pushing it a bit in 3 as well, but now that Jason has the hat trick in his first three trips, I'm willing to admit he may have been right.
2006-06-21 17:32:17
118.   Stormer Sports
107

I don't think so. I think Rowand just knew it was Cairo at the plate and positioned himself accordingly.

Cairo and Wright, woo hoo! Keep your Arod, bat Wang, Wright, Chacon 4, 5, 6.

2006-06-21 17:32:28
119.   hensley
Maybe Giambi shoulda sat tonight after all.
2006-06-21 17:33:15
120.   Cliff Corcoran
116 When were they in Atlanta?
2006-06-21 17:33:46
121.   Max
Giambi sounds positively helpless against this kid.
2006-06-21 17:33:58
122.   Stormer Sports
Jason Giambi should not be getting schooled by a rookie unless his name is Roger Clemens, no matter what his draft position.
2006-06-21 17:33:58
123.   Cliff Corcoran
118 True, but he still looked ugly trying to make the play.
2006-06-21 17:34:09
124.   randym77
I read an article about the Yankees' pitchers' batting practice. Wright was far and away the best, hitting five balls into the seats.
2006-06-21 17:34:46
125.   Stormer Sports
120

I think he meant when Wright was in Hot-Lanta.

2006-06-21 17:35:17
126.   Cliff Corcoran
122 Ah, but Stormer, check the link under Hamels name in my post above. Hamels is not human!
2006-06-21 17:35:46
127.   Bama Yankee
120 Sorry, I meant the Braves pitchers. When Wright was in Atlanta a couple of years ago.
2006-06-21 17:35:52
128.   Cliff Corcoran
125 Ah, that makes sense.
2006-06-21 17:36:37
129.   Stormer Sports
The Sox look like they've got a good find in this Lester kid.

Yikes, our farm system has been about as picked claen as a Thankgiving day Turkey at John Kruk's house.

2006-06-21 17:37:08
130.   randym77
Crap. Wright's traditional 5th inning collapse may be upon us.
2006-06-21 17:37:18
131.   Benjamin Kabak
Seven straight out of the zone to David Bell and Sal Fasano. Seriously, Wright. Seriously.
2006-06-21 17:38:03
132.   das411
Sal Fasano = glorious!!
2006-06-21 17:38:15
133.   Stormer Sports
What, Villone, huh? Does Joe think Ron Villone has morphed into Scott Proctor.
2006-06-21 17:39:30
134.   Cliff Corcoran
Well, that solved that problem. Seven straight balls followed by a DP.
2006-06-21 17:40:07
135.   Cliff Corcoran
133 Villone should be the long man, so if the pitcher looks ready to spit the bit in the fifth, he should be the man.
2006-06-21 17:41:10
136.   randym77
Walking the freakin' PITCHER???
2006-06-21 17:42:20
137.   Benjamin Kabak
You've gotta be kidding me? A FOUR PITCH WALK TO COLE HAMELS?
2006-06-21 17:42:21
138.   Stormer Sports
So, does the following make sense?

One Christmas morning some 20 years ago, Michael Kay encountered an English Jenie and was given a bag containing 20 ten cent words, predominantly among them being "afformentioned" and "demonstrative." In exchange for this gift--quite a vocabulary at his young age--he was forced to promise that he would never again use a multisyllabic word other than those given to him by the Jenie.

2006-06-21 17:42:40
139.   Benjamin Kabak
137 Make that a five-pitch walk.
2006-06-21 17:42:59
140.   kdw
109 Great minds.
2006-06-21 17:43:00
141.   Stormer Sports
135

I agree. I am just shocked to see Joe doing it.

2006-06-21 17:43:08
142.   Cliff Corcoran
Wright: 44 Strikes 40 Balls. Yech.
2006-06-21 17:43:23
143.   randym77
And Torre looks like a genius...
2006-06-21 17:44:18
144.   Cliff Corcoran
138 That explains it!
2006-06-21 17:46:58
145.   Stormer Sports
Could we win 1-0? I have Hamels on my fantasy team. I'll gladly sacrifice the W.
2006-06-21 17:47:52
146.   Stormer Sports
How old was Doc when he came up, 18-19?
2006-06-21 17:48:15
147.   Cliff Corcoran
145 The odds aren't good.
2006-06-21 17:48:53
148.   Cliff Corcoran
146 He was 19.
2006-06-21 17:49:16
149.   Stormer Sports
Gathright has probably cried himself to sleep the last three nights. Just when you think it can't get any worse, you're shipped from Tampa to KC.
2006-06-21 17:50:15
150.   Cliff Corcoran
149 And after all the other places he was rumored to go. Ouch.
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2006-06-21 17:51:28
151.   Stormer Sports
John Lester at Washington, 9 K's through 5.1.
2006-06-21 17:52:28
152.   kdw
Is Wright coming back out?
2006-06-21 17:53:42
153.   Cliff Corcoran
Villone's due up third in the seventh, so he's only in there for one inning.
2006-06-21 17:54:07
154.   Stormer Sports
Well, the leaugue should grant a blanket contract exception to any player who wishes to block a trade to KC.

Cliff,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe KC's entire team payroll is less than the amount allocated to them from the prifit sharing agreement. While at the same time, KC's owner has more perosonal wealth than George Steinbrenner.

2006-06-21 17:54:25
155.   Cliff Corcoran
151 Nope, Villone's in.
2006-06-21 17:55:09
156.   randym77
Yikes. Gathright is struggling this season:

.201 .305 .240

I'll take my chances with Bubba and Melky.

(And why does it seem like he was playing a lot better than his numbers suggest whenever we played him?)

2006-06-21 17:55:09
157.   kdw
155 Thanks.
2006-06-21 17:56:24
158.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Maybe this is just a screw-up by cbs gameday, but wouldn't the smart move be to plug villone into bernie's spot in the lineup, since he just hit, and then put bubba or someone in right? Villone's do up 3rd next inning, surely we want more than 3 outs out of him?
2006-06-21 17:57:06
159.   Stormer Sports
To be fair (GULP) M. Kay is right to a degree, you can't blame Wright if they won't allow him to throw 85+, let alone 100+. He can't get out of the 6th at that rate, and he shouldn't be blamed for it. If he is allowed to throw 100-115 tonight, he could get through the 7th.
2006-06-21 17:57:58
160.   Stormer Sports
A Pavano sighting?
2006-06-21 18:00:38
161.   yankaholic
Guys.. i am just catching up.. why is Wright gone after 84 pitches..was he living on the edge??
2006-06-21 18:00:54
162.   randym77
158 I don't think Joe wants to pull Bernie out yet.

We were wondering last night why Joe didn't stick Bubba in RF in the 9th. Bubba would probably have gotten Utley's hit, meaning Howard would never have gotten to the plate.

I think Torre was afraid they'd tie it up, and he wanted Bernie in.

2006-06-21 18:02:48
163.   randym77
161 He suddenly needed a GPS to find the plate. :-P

He walked the pitcher, fer crissakes.

2006-06-21 18:03:24
164.   Max
Brett Myers, Mike O'Connor, Cliff Lee, Paul Byrd, Barry Zito, Kirk Saarloos...and now Cole Hamels.

Over the last ten games, these are some of the all-stars that have shut down our high octane offense.

2006-06-21 18:04:07
165.   yankz
Whoa, just checked in...did Wright just 3-hit the team that scored a ton of runs against our ace?!
2006-06-21 18:04:58
166.   randym77
Double for Melky!

And some fans were wondering if we could pinch-hit Wright for him..

2006-06-21 18:05:21
167.   kdw
Melky!!!
2006-06-21 18:06:04
168.   yankaholic
163thx... thts funny... i just wished he goes 6 or 7.. they literally kill the pen.. him n Chacon
2006-06-21 18:06:16
169.   randym77
165 Wright was awesome. Made the Blastmaster look silly.

But he did his usual turn into a pumpkin trick in the 5th. :-P

2006-06-21 18:07:04
170.   Cliff Corcoran
Stupid contact play.
2006-06-21 18:07:47
171.   das411
You do NOT try to run through Sal Fasano!
2006-06-21 18:07:50
172.   yankz
Isn't this five inning thing psychological? I mean, some days he throws less pitches than others...
2006-06-21 18:08:30
173.   randym77
However, we owe our only run and the lead to Wright. Cairo hit a triple, and Wright got him home a long sac fly.

Yes, our offense tonight is Miggy Cairo and Jaret Wright.

2006-06-21 18:08:35
174.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Per Lester. He's been one of the Sawx most highly rated arms. There was some talk of him making the team in the spring. He started in Pawtucket, and did pretty poorly the first month, iirc. I remember checking up on him and seeing a WHIP up around 1.7. Control issues.

He ended up getting in down to 1.46 before the call up. But still had 25 bb in 46 ip. He's getting the job done for Boston, but the peripherals ain't that great. Lotta k's thanx to tonight, but 9 walks in 16 ip.

2006-06-21 18:09:27
175.   singledd
Our guys just need to run from second base straight home.
2006-06-21 18:10:08
176.   Cliff Corcoran
172 My theory is still that the Yankees are being extremely cautious with his workloads to prevent injury. At which point it's self-fulfilling, if they don't stretch him out, he won't be able to go long.
2006-06-21 18:10:09
177.   Benjamin Kabak
Would be nice if the Cap'n could get it done here.
2006-06-21 18:10:46
178.   randym77
Captain Clutch!
2006-06-21 18:10:47
179.   Cliff Corcoran
Well, the got that insurance run the hard way. Go figure.
2006-06-21 18:11:56
180.   Cliff Corcoran
Giambi and Utley are sinking my fantasy team tonight.
2006-06-21 18:12:19
181.   wsporter
Just Derek being Derek.
2006-06-21 18:12:19
182.   Benjamin Kabak
179 With the bullpen, the Phillies offense, and this stadium, I think we can start talking insurance run when it's 6-0! I would say that two is a lead.
2006-06-21 18:12:56
183.   Max
Way to go, Cap!

All those jokes about the pitcher being the only one who can get the runner in from 3rd should get old quickly...except that there's an awful lot of truth to them.

Man, Giambi looks absolutely helpless.

2006-06-21 18:13:44
184.   fansince77
He's uncanny. DJ is just special
2006-06-21 18:13:49
185.   Marcus
174 Bryan Smith at Baseball Analysts seems to think Lester is just a slow starter and needs a month or so to get his mechanics in order.
2006-06-21 18:14:01
186.   das411
www.myspace.com/salfasano13

I for one am hoping he saved his one hit per week for tonight...

2006-06-21 18:14:38
187.   Stormer Sports
I am not enjoying watching Mike Stanton get banged around vs. Boston. Don't you have a younger left-handed brother Mike?
2006-06-21 18:14:45
188.   randym77
Yankee Fan in Chicago is starting to look awfully prescient...
2006-06-21 18:16:06
189.   Stormer Sports
Why does Proctor squint like Posada is 300 ft. away from him?
2006-06-21 18:16:21
190.   singledd
I hate to say it but the Sox are playing very well. And Papi and Manny could be better.
2006-06-21 18:17:41
191.   randym77
190 They're peaking too soon. Just like last year. They'll have nothing left by the end of the season.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it...

2006-06-21 18:18:02
192.   Stormer Sports
Proctor is just awful.
2006-06-21 18:18:51
193.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
190 They're really beating up on the NL -- I think they have 1 loss.
2006-06-21 18:19:13
194.   Stormer Sports
Re: Fasano, Don't you know Jim Kaat, the Philles have a one mullet minimum!
2006-06-21 18:19:30
195.   singledd
191 I hope you're right, but with Lester up, I think they are better today then last week.
Youk, Papelbum and Lester all making gig contributions.
2006-06-21 18:20:30
196.   Max
Death valley time. Proctor and Farnsworth on the hill, and a Posada passed ball on cue. Six errors/misplays in 12 games now for Po.
2006-06-21 18:21:10
197.   Stormer Sports
195

I agree. They are doing all this with no pitching, a bullpen worse than
ours, and Papi and Manny off thier averages.

2006-06-21 18:22:38
198.   yankz
With the number of outfielders Philly has, what would it take to get Shane Victorino?
2006-06-21 18:22:41
199.   Stormer Sports
Has Brian Cashman just been sleeping through the draft the past few years. Tired from the regular season?
2006-06-21 18:23:25
200.   Stormer Sports
I smell a HR by Arod next inning, I can smell it!
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2006-06-21 18:23:49
201.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
I won't repeat my tasteless comment from last night, but man, the Palehose are really taking it to the Cardinals again tonight.
2006-06-21 18:23:57
202.   Benjamin Kabak
Maybe we can leave Kyle Farnsworth in Philadelphia and take Tom Gordon with us.
2006-06-21 18:24:28
203.   Stormer Sports
201

That's because they are by far the best team in baseball.

2006-06-21 18:24:46
204.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
199 well, he had a very good draft last year.
2006-06-21 18:25:33
205.   Stormer Sports
202

I wish! He just "had" to be a closer. What ever happened to doing what's best for the team that overpaid you?

2006-06-21 18:25:53
206.   Stormer Sports
204

We'll see.

2006-06-21 18:25:55
207.   Benjamin Kabak
201 Jason Marquis is really taking one for the team today. 13 hits, 12 ER in 4 IP. That's brutal.
2006-06-21 18:26:34
208.   Cliff Corcoran
Donchu know, the rule with the Sox is: first place on Memorial Day, second place on Labor Day.
2006-06-21 18:28:17
209.   Cliff Corcoran
Oppenheimer has been running the draft these last two years and he's done a very good job.
2006-06-21 18:28:30
210.   singledd
When you come in 1st 10 years in a row, you don't get as much from the draft as other teams.
2006-06-21 18:29:24
211.   Stormer Sports
207

I hope they continue to get beat up. I drafted Anthony Reyes because I figured Aruba Boy would be in prison or on the DL by now. I'll take a meltdown by Mulder and Marquis to get Reyes in the rotation.

2006-06-21 18:32:34
212.   wsporter
Looks like A-rod dinged his right knee.
2006-06-21 18:32:38
213.   Cliff Corcoran
211 I got hosed on Reyes. I picked him up when the Cards first called him up, then when they sent him down I dropped him and got beaten to the punch when he was called back up. I'm not making the same mistake with Jered Weaver. I can dedicate a roster spot to him until he's recalled.

That said, Mulder or Marquis aren't going to get pulled from the rotation unless they hit the DL.

2006-06-21 18:34:27
214.   Cliff Corcoran
I just noticed that Johnson isn't starting again until Monday. Is he serving his suspension? Anyone hear anything about that?

Melky is money.

2006-06-21 18:34:35
215.   randym77
Yeah, Melky! I think the day off did him some good.
2006-06-21 18:34:46
216.   RIYank
Melkman delivers!
I guess he's out of the slump.
2006-06-21 18:35:36
217.   Stormer Sports
213

A man can dream. I really thought Ponson would do something to get hurt or arrested. Maybe he doesn't have enough time because he's learning LaRussa's convoluted signs and over-complicated rants. Lawyers shouldn't be managers, and I'm a lawyer.

Jeter overrated, umm no, but don't get me started on LaRussa.

2006-06-21 18:35:40
218.   randym77
214 Yes, he's serving his suspension. Thursday's an idle day, so the timing is right.
2006-06-21 18:35:45
219.   kdw
214 Read in one of the papers that Johnson worked out and then left the park to start his suspension.
2006-06-21 18:36:11
220.   wsporter
214 Wasn't that the plan with the off day on Thursday?
2006-06-21 18:36:32
221.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Melky with a 2-hit night. Maybe the past week or so will be for him similar to Cano's slump from last year. Wasn't it sort of the same? Impressive start, big slump, then comeback to get his avg back up around .300?
2006-06-21 18:36:54
222.   rabid stan
Geary looks like some kind of rodent in his gameday photo.
2006-06-21 18:37:25
223.   Stormer Sports
Selig and Stern must be lovers. The way they hand out suspensions generally punishes the wrong actors.
2006-06-21 18:37:36
224.   yankz
222 Wow, so true.
2006-06-21 18:38:08
225.   randym77
Miggy's on fire tonight.
2006-06-21 18:38:23
226.   Stormer Sports
Cairo Cairo Cairo. I feel so much better after not joining in the Cairo bashing this year.
2006-06-21 18:38:26
227.   Cliff Corcoran
So much for the mighty Philly bullpen. Didn't even need Arthur Rhodes to help on this one.
2006-06-21 18:39:05
228.   randym77
221 I was wondering if that might happen. The other teams start to catch on, make adjustments, and the rookie has to make adjustments, too.
2006-06-21 18:39:12
229.   Mattpat11
Is 4-0 Farnsworth proof?
2006-06-21 18:39:55
230.   Cliff Corcoran
218-220 It's a five-game suspension, not a five-day suspension, the off day doesn't matter.
2006-06-21 18:40:12
231.   Stormer Sports
229

Short answer, umm, NO!

2006-06-21 18:40:48
232.   rabid stan
As long as he doesn't start running counts to 4-0, 229.
2006-06-21 18:41:04
233.   randym77
230 But it lets another pitcher step in without going on short rest.
2006-06-21 18:41:24
234.   Cliff Corcoran
230 Proof, I was wrong in 214, he's next starting on Tuesday.
2006-06-21 18:41:47
235.   Stormer Sports
I missed ya BUBBA!
2006-06-21 18:42:06
236.   randym77
Yeah, Bubba! The bottom of the order comes through tonight.
2006-06-21 18:42:21
237.   Cliff Corcoran
233 Very true.
2006-06-21 18:42:32
238.   Mattpat11
Cairo, Wright and now Crosby? The night is going steadily downhill for Philly pitching.
2006-06-21 18:43:08
239.   Yu-Hsing Chen
Old man Torre had a bench... and on the Bench he had Bubba.... B.U.B.B.A .... and Bubba had a hit
2006-06-21 18:43:22
240.   Stormer Sports
What do you expect of a city that builds a statue of Rocky? They do know he wasn't really a boxer, right?
2006-06-21 18:43:27
241.   Mattpat11
Okay, I'm reasonably sure even Farnsworth can hold a 5-0 lead.
2006-06-21 18:43:33
242.   Cliff Corcoran
Get T.J. Beam warm, see what he can do with an inning here.
2006-06-21 18:44:41
243.   Stormer Sports
241

Careful there, careful.

2006-06-21 18:44:44
244.   rabid stan
Yet another 2-out RBI. That's four on the game now.
2006-06-21 18:45:05
245.   singledd
Well, our RISP w/2 out average goes way up tonight.
2006-06-21 18:45:14
246.   Cliff Corcoran
In fact, let Beam and Smith finish it.
2006-06-21 18:45:25
247.   Jeteupthemiddle
With a 5 run lead, I'm all about Matt Smith.
2006-06-21 18:46:02
248.   Cliff Corcoran
Jeter is such a choker.
2006-06-21 18:46:42
249.   Mattpat11
243 Even if he pulls a Farnsworth, there should be enough time to recover.
2006-06-21 18:46:44
250.   JeremyM
240 Actually, that was built for the film Rocky III and Stallone donated it to the city. It's currently in storage as they don't know where to put it- there was just a big article about it:)

242 I agree 100%

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2006-06-21 18:47:45
251.   Max
Melky, Miggy and Bubba fuel the two out rally. Me like.
2006-06-21 18:47:51
252.   wsporter
230 I think everyone is aware of that Cliff. The discussion I read involveved the Yankees desire to get him an extra day or two of rest and that made it a convenient way to do it with the way the rotation shook out.
2006-06-21 18:48:33
253.   Stormer Sports
25

Get out! Really, so it was an homage to himself? How about they put it where all homages to ones self belong, out here with me in LA.

2006-06-21 18:49:01
254.   rabid stan
247 Finding a way to rest Mo without losing would be a nice change of pace. Especially nice on Wright Night.
2006-06-21 18:49:18
255.   singledd
Totally off topic, but has anyone noticed how far the Braves has fallen?
2006-06-21 18:50:03
256.   singledd
I am a Torre fan, but why the hell doesn't he let one of the kids pitch?
2006-06-21 18:50:14
257.   JeremyM
I guess, but it was used in the film so it's basically a prop, although I guess it must've been a well-made one and they probably could've made something cheaper to shoot the scenes.

And yeah, Stallone is as vain as they get, but I still love Rockys I and III, and some of II!

2006-06-21 18:50:36
258.   Stormer Sports
Fansworth pitches so well in garbage time, he just can't handle any kind of pressure.
2006-06-21 18:50:49
259.   singledd
Also, in his own strange way, Wright pitched another good (partial) game.
2006-06-21 18:51:03
260.   rabid stan
255 I sure as hell noticed it when they rolled over for the Sox.
2006-06-21 18:51:31
261.   Bama Yankee
250 Rocky III & Roadhouse references tonight, is this Baseball Banter or a TBS Saturday Night Double Feature?
2006-06-21 18:51:34
262.   randym77
255 Yes. They are desparately seeking a closer.
2006-06-21 18:52:08
263.   Stormer Sports
257

Dude, come on, MR.T, seriously? Maybe II, definitely I, but Mr.T?

I pity the fool who likes Rocky III!

2006-06-21 18:52:29
264.   Mattpat11
262 OOH OOH, I know one that we can send there!
2006-06-21 18:53:06
265.   randym77
258 A lot of people say that's why he didn't want to close for the Braves. Didn't want the pressure.
2006-06-21 18:55:17
266.   Mattpat11
WE HAVE FOUND A LEAD THAT FARNSWORTH CAN HOLD!!!!!
2006-06-21 18:55:19
267.   singledd
Bobby Abreu isn't ready to ask out of Philadelphia, even though his former manager said the two-time All-Star told him he wouldn't mind going to another team.

2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
70 8 49 52 .453 .290

"If they trade me, they trade me," Abreu said before the Phillies played the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. "I really don't pay attention much."

Abreu spoke earlier in the week to Yankees third base coach Larry Bowa, who managed the Phillies from 2001-04. Bowa said it seemed to him Abreu was ready for a change.

2006-06-21 18:55:41
268.   wsporter
Did the gun just say 98 mph?
2006-06-21 18:55:55
269.   Stormer Sports
265

That's the kind of employee you want, the kind that wants to me mediocre. I thought we should sign him, once it became clear BJ Ryan wasn't willing, but 6 Mil. Per, come on.

What's going to happen if we make the playoffs and he needs to take the mound in a tie game in the 9th?

2006-06-21 18:56:36
270.   Bama Yankee
255 I'm glad it's finally over for the Braves (barring a miracle). I get so tired of hearing how many consecutive division titles they have won.
2006-06-21 18:57:31
271.   singledd
269 We simply score 5 in the bottom of the 9th.
2006-06-21 18:57:43
272.   Mattpat11
268 Probably. It always does. Says 108 going back out.
2006-06-21 18:58:42
273.   randym77
270 I don't think they think it's over. They're looking to make a big trade to rescue their season.
2006-06-21 19:00:09
274.   Jeteupthemiddle
270 I hate the Braves...usually. However, I decided that I like them more than the Mets. I never really cared one way or the other about the Mets, but this year this ONE guy at work drives me INSANE. He came in the other night saying that the Mets just broke a record held by the Yankees since 1938 or something. I don't know what that record was, but I imagine, since I haven't heard about it since, it was really, really insignificant.

So yes, I hate the Mets...because of one person. Which is a shame, because I would like to root for them because my grandma is a Mets fan.

But no, I'd rather the Braves be in first.

/end incoherent post.

2006-06-21 19:00:31
275.   JeremyM
Geez, nice GIDP, you CHOKER!

I'm just kidding by the way.

2006-06-21 19:01:54
276.   singledd
274 Reyes just hit for the cycle? You're realy gonna hear about it.
2006-06-21 19:02:01
277.   RIYank
Smith is warming up.
2006-06-21 19:04:07
278.   Bama Yankee
273 14.5 games out of first, I think they are kidding themselves.
2006-06-21 19:04:13
279.   das411
270, meet 210

274 - Easy solution to that problem...root for the Marlins! :)

2006-06-21 19:04:32
280.   Jeteupthemiddle
Rivera is pitching.

I am livid.

Normally I will defend Torre and most of his bullpen decisions.

But I am livid.

2006-06-21 19:04:54
281.   RIYank
Nope, it's Mo.
2006-06-21 19:04:55
282.   rabid stan
274 Well, at least if the Mets still lose, you could rub that in his face.
2006-06-21 19:05:54
283.   rabid stan
Why is he out there? Why why why why why why?

Light the torches.

2006-06-21 19:06:14
284.   Zack
Why is Mo pitching, after pitching two innings yesterday, in a 5-0 game?
2006-06-21 19:07:04
285.   marc
looks like Mo wants to pitch, particularly before someone else puts a bunch of runner on
2006-06-21 19:07:56
286.   Bama Yankee
274 I feel for you about your Grandmother being a Met fan. My Grandmother was a huge Braves fan (she just passed away a couple of weeks ago). I thought she was going to disown me during the 96 & 99 WS.
2006-06-21 19:08:25
287.   rabid stan
He's gonna wind up throwing more innings this week than Jaret Wright.

On a similar note, anyone else notice Proctor has more innings than Chacon?

2006-06-21 19:08:35
288.   randym77
278 They're hoping for another Fred McGriff.
2006-06-21 19:08:44
289.   singledd
Torre's psychologist says that 11-9 loss (blowing a 7 run lead) is still giving Torre the night-sweats. I guess that explains Mo.
2006-06-21 19:09:25
290.   marc
melkman!
2006-06-21 19:09:27
291.   randym77
Nice catch, Melky!
2006-06-21 19:09:27
292.   wsporter
That young man is a ball player. Nice catch Melky!
2006-06-21 19:10:22
293.   randym77
Whoah, Miggy! Nice move!
2006-06-21 19:10:40
294.   das411
Nice play by The Greatest to close it out. Congrats fellas and good luck with those ChiSox in the ALCS...
2006-06-21 19:10:54
295.   Benjamin Kabak
So, um, Mo pitches in a 5-0 game one night after going 2 innings but Torre won't use him three days in a row in a 1-run game in a nearly must-win game in DC? Ben=Confused.
2006-06-21 19:10:55
296.   Bama Yankee
288 He's available (they could probably use him this year).
2006-06-21 19:11:55
297.   wsporter
Nice to get to .500 on the trip after that mess in D.C.
2006-06-21 19:12:20
298.   rabid stan
Never mind 287. I actually forgot Villone pitched tonight, so Proctor still has two fewer outs than Chacon.
2006-06-21 19:12:41
299.   marc
Mo adds 11 lousy pitches to the 20 yesterday. This guy's more efficient than a Prius
2006-06-21 19:14:45
300.   C2Coke
I came to BB late today, and at this point I think it's safe to conclude that the comments you guys posted were more interesting to read than the game that was won by the Yanks. Bronx Banter rocks!
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2006-06-21 19:15:14
301.   wsporter
295 Off day manana?
2006-06-21 19:16:50
302.   randym77
And Miggy is POTG. Well-deserved, IMO.
2006-06-21 19:17:19
303.   Yu-Hsing Chen
A good win, hopefully we can build some momentuem this time...
2006-06-21 19:22:37
304.   marc
Our starting pitching has been great on balance. Will Chacon join the Wang, RJ, Moose, Wright party and give us a solid 5? Am I forgetting another option?
2006-06-21 19:24:10
305.   wsporter
302 Randy, they named Damon on the Philly broadcast. I think it's okay either way. But it's good to see that Miggy was recognized; he doesn't seem to get much respect.
2006-06-21 19:26:49
306.   kdw
302 and 305 Radio split it between Melky and Miggy. Lots of winners tonight.
2006-06-21 19:28:59
307.   Bama Yankee
306 Fox News gave the POTG to Ann Coulter.
2006-06-21 19:29:58
308.   wsporter
306 Everybody's happy /:).

304 Yes, Pavano! By gum he's throwing it around in Fla. Isn't that great news? Finally, something we can all believe in. Whew!

2006-06-21 19:47:27
309.   kdw
307 Funny.
2006-06-22 06:45:16
310.   Alex Belth
Stormer, actually the only Rocky movie I like is Rocky III. I always thought the first one was boring and overrated. Rocky III is Grade A Fromage. Mostly, I have a good memory of seeing it opening weekend at the old Loews theater on 83rd street (which eventually moved one block north) and Broadway. My old man took my brother and me to see it and we sat in the balcony. The place was literally shaking with chants of "Rocky, Rocky" at the end. Thrilling moment for a 12-year old.

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