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2006-07-15 09:16
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

I've got my usual Fox Saturday heebee jeebies. Not like I do when the Bombers play the Red Sox or the Mets, but still...

It's hot and muggy and overcast in the Bronx. In spite of my superstitions, I feel good about the offense today (A Rod, Jeter, Jorge).

Let's Go Yan-Kees!

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2006-07-15 09:26:14
1.   unmoderated
i feel good, too.
giambi at home, day game. good for one HR.
2006-07-15 09:29:55
2.   randym77
I was half-expecting Stinnett today, but it's Jorgie...

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

2006-07-15 09:32:14
3.   Bluebleeder87
hey New Yorkers I have a question, was Seo impresive in his start against you guys or was he lucky?

ps I'm from Los Angeles by way.

2006-07-15 10:02:22
4.   rilkefan
Someone had predicted we'd see a Phillips/Guiel platoon instead of Bernie/Guiel. No evidence really today, but it sounds right to me.
2006-07-15 10:06:48
5.   yankz
4 well, there's a lefty on the mound today, which is why both Bernie and Phillips are playing.
2006-07-15 10:07:22
6.   yankz
Er, I meant "which is probably why." I actually have no real knowledge, just hunches.
2006-07-15 10:15:54
7.   SF Yanks
just...want...to...watch...game...FOOOXXXX!!!
2006-07-15 10:19:02
8.   yankz
God, I hate you FOX.
2006-07-15 10:19:19
9.   randym77
Well, we don't have a whole lot of options in the outfield at the moment. Kevin Thompson has been sent back to Columbus to make room for Ponson. Reese is out for season with a shoulder injury. I fear we'll be seeing a lot of GOB.
2006-07-15 10:22:13
10.   SF Yanks
I'm bitin' the bullet. Gameday Audio here I come... unless anyone knows how I can stream the radio feed somehow.
2006-07-15 10:22:31
11.   yankz
Did Thompson get sent down instead of Wilson?
2006-07-15 10:26:24
12.   BklynBmr
10 Same here. Sterling and Waldman. It's also on The Ticket 1050AM in SF...
2006-07-15 10:27:55
13.   yankz
Yeah Moose!
2006-07-15 10:31:06
14.   randym77
11 It would seem so. Perhaps they're keeping him as a backup in case Ponson implodes on the mound.
2006-07-15 10:32:39
15.   SF Yanks
12 Thank you, thank you, thank you! Saved me a couple bucks and I got a game.
2006-07-15 10:35:12
16.   yankz
I just have it on mute with some music playing. No commentary >>>>>> the "insight" of Buck and McCarver
2006-07-15 10:37:03
17.   BklynBmr
15 No prob. No EI broadcast, which sucks, but we won't hear one "he gone" today. I'll settle for that...
2006-07-15 10:37:33
18.   Cliff Corcoran
Moose has a nice knuckle curve going today. He got hosed on the 2-2 pitch to Thome, which led the walk. Didn't matter as he got Konerko to ground out.
2006-07-15 10:41:07
19.   Cliff Corcoran
That ball was about three inches over Anderson's glove in center.
2006-07-15 10:41:21
20.   rbj
17 Amen. As bad as some announcers are, I can put up with anyone but Hawk.
Jeter!
2006-07-15 10:41:34
21.   randym77
Wow. Went just over his glove.

C'mon, Yanks! The Red Sox beat up this guy, and they can't hit lefties.

2006-07-15 10:43:59
22.   rbj
3 Hi, Bluebleeder87.
regarding Seo, these Yankees always seem to have problems against pitchers they haven't seen before, especially rookies -- leading to the URP syndrome (untested rookie pitcher)
2006-07-15 10:46:12
23.   mehmattski
See, this is where I don't believe all the SABR guys who say "a strikeout is just another out." If A-Rod puts the ball in play, there's a siginificant chance of scoring a run. As opposed to a strikeout, which has zero chance of scoring a run.
2006-07-15 10:46:24
24.   Cliff Corcoran
22 Seo's been with the Mets for years, the Yanks have seen him before.

Meanwhile, Rodriguez is wearing Oakleys and has eyeblack under one eye. He looks like a character from the Mad Max movies.

2006-07-15 10:53:28
25.   Cliff Corcoran
They've got the bleachers well-miked today. The roll call was loud and clear and I just heard a "get off the phone" chant.
2006-07-15 10:53:59
26.   rbj
Moose is dealing today

I hadn't realized the Yanks faced Seo before.

2006-07-15 10:56:39
27.   yankz
No way! A Carl Pavano sighting!
2006-07-15 11:00:05
28.   rbj
27 Where? Doctor's office?
2006-07-15 11:00:18
29.   Cliff Corcoran
26 Looks like he made two starts against them as a Met.
2006-07-15 11:03:03
30.   randym77
It's funny how Fox has suddenly decided the Yankees are Not Dead Yet. When they were 3 or 4 games back, it was "The Yanks don't have a chance." Now suddenly it's "The Yankees are better than the Red Sox."
2006-07-15 11:03:13
31.   SF Yanks
catchable?
2006-07-15 11:05:32
32.   Eirias
31 It didn't look so to me
2006-07-15 11:08:39
33.   yankz
28 Haha, actually, FOX just showed him in the dugout. I had forgotten what Glass-Ass looks like.
2006-07-15 11:11:20
34.   yankz
How many pitches for Moose? It seems like a lot.
2006-07-15 11:12:52
35.   Eirias
51 total
2006-07-15 11:13:27
36.   randym77
34 Gameday is showing 51.

These White Sox hitters sure are pesky.

2006-07-15 11:15:20
37.   rbj
51 pitches for the Alces alces
2006-07-15 11:16:50
38.   yankz
I looked away for a second, did Jeter bunt?
2006-07-15 11:17:45
39.   Simone
Yes, Jeter bunted. Why? No one knows.
2006-07-15 11:18:11
40.   Simone
Nice, A-Rod.
2006-07-15 11:18:35
41.   rbj
Alex!
2006-07-15 11:21:20
42.   Bluebleeder87
22

o.k. thanks for the reply.

2006-07-15 11:21:22
43.   Simone
Bernie!
2006-07-15 11:21:28
44.   rbj
Bernie comes through.
2006-07-15 11:22:06
45.   BklynBmr
Bernie!!!
2006-07-15 11:22:10
46.   randym77
Theyr'e chanting "Bernie, Bernie."
2006-07-15 11:23:21
47.   yankz
Yeah, thank you everyone for answering my questions, I know I don't say it enough. I love this place.
2006-07-15 11:27:29
48.   mickey1956
Tell me again why Buehrle was an all-star over Moose. I forget who was the manager who picked him?
2006-07-15 11:37:22
49.   Cliff Corcoran
Bunt becomes a hit when no one covers first. First and second no outs and FOX is busy running an interview with the Sox skipper they tapped during the commercial.
2006-07-15 11:38:31
50.   rbj
Why wasn't Melky running on that bunt? If he doesn't drop the ball, Melky's out by miles.
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2006-07-15 11:38:54
51.   Cliff Corcoran
Melky must be wearing Giambi's ball-repelent, because the Sox have twice dropped the ball when they had him thrown out, first roudning first too far on his single, and just now as the lead runner on a bad bunt by Damon. Two sac bunts and it's bases loaded no one out. Cap doubles two of 'em home 6-0.
2006-07-15 11:38:58
52.   yankz
THIS is why you do not bunt with Jeter!!!
2006-07-15 11:39:17
53.   Simone
See Derek, that is why you should not bunt because you can hit the ball very, very well. I'm enjoying this inning very much so far.
2006-07-15 11:39:21
54.   randym77
Buehrle does not have his good stuff today.

And man, I hate the way Fox runs interviews when the bottom of the order is batting.

2006-07-15 11:39:30
55.   Cliff Corcoran
All that on five pitches, by the way.
2006-07-15 11:39:55
56.   BklynBmr
Pile it on, Yanks! We're overdue to blowout a top team...
2006-07-15 11:40:10
57.   yankz
Oh HELL yes
2006-07-15 11:40:13
58.   Simone
Yeah, Jason!
2006-07-15 11:40:28
59.   rbj
Me likey very much.
2006-07-15 11:40:31
60.   randym77
Sometimes swinging on the first pitch works. :)
2006-07-15 11:40:40
61.   Cliff Corcoran
Giambi drives in both men with a single. 8-0. Nice. Buehrle's day is over.
2006-07-15 11:41:05
62.   Eirias
Amazingly, Buehrle only threw 50 pitches
2006-07-15 11:41:31
63.   Eirias
51, rather
2006-07-15 11:42:04
64.   kylepetterson
8 pitches - 4 runs
2006-07-15 11:46:39
65.   kylepetterson
Man, A-Rod never catches a break.
2006-07-15 11:53:30
66.   singledd
I have heard very little here about Torre, except of course to blast him on occasion. With our rag-tag OF and crummy bottom of the order, I actually can't believe we are still winning.

Our pitching has been pretty good, but I think Torre has done a GREAT job. Anybody to second that?

Not to get too far ahead, but if we continue to maintain a 4 run or better lead, any thoights as to who mops up the 7th-9th?

2006-07-15 11:54:20
67.   bostonsux
a few questions for the banter:

What happened to Rasner? Now he's on the 60 day DL? I thought he had a minor injury. It's not that I miss him terribly, but what gives?

Where is Cano? I saw on the yankees site that he isn't even going to play rehab games this coming week? Anyone know what his status is?

Does ANYONE think that Melky for 2 Pirates trade is anything but an awful idea?

Anyone think an Abreu/Sori or similar level talent trade is really imminent for an OF? I can't help but think that with the boss not at the reigns that Cash will not pull the trigger. There are so many buyers and so few sellers with the advent of the Wild Card and the parity trend these days that the price for deadline help seems to have risen to an absurd level. Let some other GM sell half the farm for a 3 month rental. Seems like a waste IMHO.

thanks alex and cliff for an awesome blog.

thanks all for your input.

2006-07-15 11:57:28
68.   Simone
Mussina, come on.
2006-07-15 11:57:28
69.   Cliff Corcoran
Nads.
2006-07-15 11:57:47
70.   singledd
66 Well fuck me again!
2006-07-15 11:58:09
71.   Alex Belth
What a bomb by Thome. Moose has been wriggling out of trouble all day. This game is a long way from over.
2006-07-15 11:59:02
72.   Alex Belth
Another hit. Tough play for Jeter.
2006-07-15 12:00:12
73.   randym77
67 Rasner was more seriously injured than they realized. He is rehabbing from shoulder tendonitis in Tampa, and they aren't sure he'll be back before the season's over.

Cano is taking longer to heal than they expected. (Which is not unexpected, with a hamstring strain.)

I don't think we have the goods to get a big name player like Sori or Abreu. You have to give to get, and other teams have a lot more to give than we do.

2006-07-15 12:00:31
74.   Alex Belth
Dye lines a shot right at A Rod. Whew. If Moose has three more outs in him that'd be huge. It'll be a day for the pen...probably another 5 pm finish.

More runs, fellas, keep pushing.

2006-07-15 12:00:49
75.   rbj
Well, I was thinking about maybe having Chacon pitch the 9th, but now, I'm not so sure.
Unless the Yanks can get some more runs.
2006-07-15 12:01:37
76.   bostonsux
thanks randym
2006-07-15 12:04:33
77.   yankz
Giambi's ball repellent strikes again!
2006-07-15 12:05:47
78.   kylepetterson
you think they'll give Mo #400?
2006-07-15 12:11:07
79.   yankz
The stat they just showed makes me want to vomit.
2006-07-15 12:15:23
80.   rbj
Oooh, is Brady a Yankee fan?
2006-07-15 12:19:07
81.   Simone
Johnny D. limping after that catch. Nooo...
2006-07-15 12:19:19
82.   yankaholic
79 what stat?
2006-07-15 12:20:43
83.   yankz
82 2/3 of Yankee losses this year have come in games in which they held the lead. If you turn just half of those losses into wins...
2006-07-15 12:22:45
84.   randym77
80 Yes, Brady's a Yankee fan. Has been since at least his Michigan days.
2006-07-15 12:23:14
85.   yankaholic
83 damn... thx for info..

there are 3/4 games that were too close.. the Zimmerman walk off.. the Philly loss.. the Tampa meltdown.. the farnsworth DET loss..

sigh

2006-07-15 12:24:04
86.   nick
83 yeah, but...what's the MLB average for % of games lost where you once held a lead? I have no idea if that's a good or bad %....
2006-07-15 12:26:07
87.   yankz
86 The Yankees lead the majors in that department.
2006-07-15 12:26:58
88.   rbj
84 Thanks. tee hee. And Curt "bloody sox" Schilling is a Republican. Must give some discomfort for Boston fans.
2006-07-15 12:31:46
89.   yankz
Gotta love the lucky RBI.
2006-07-15 12:32:12
90.   Simone
It is the ghosts, folks.
2006-07-15 12:32:59
91.   yankz
Yayuh!
2006-07-15 12:33:08
92.   randym77
Yeah, Andy! That was almost a homer.
2006-07-15 12:34:10
93.   BklynBmr
11-3. Sweet!
2006-07-15 12:34:26
94.   rbj
Anyone else remember the time - must've been early '80s, when a ball hit second base, bounced to Willie and he threw to first for the out.

Ah, 8 run lead again, it's ok for Chacon to pitch an inning.

2006-07-15 12:34:58
95.   yankz
94 That happened more recently, with Brosius. He was positioned perfectly- as if he saw it coming.
2006-07-15 12:36:47
96.   BklynBmr
94 Hmmm. I'm thinking a Chacon-proof lead is at least 10...

On the other hand, if we want to see Mo's 400th today, Chacon would be the man ;-)

2006-07-15 12:37:44
97.   yankz
Does anyone know the url for that really funny Royals blog that was posted on Baseball Musings a few weeks back?
2006-07-15 12:41:20
98.   Bama Yankee
92 Seems like Andy has hit several of those "almost" shots this year. I remember three others that turned into triples a couple of weeks ago.
2006-07-15 12:44:24
99.   yankz
Do you f*ing job Myers.
2006-07-15 12:44:45
100.   yankz
Should read "Do your"
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2006-07-15 12:56:41
101.   yankz
What the hell just happened...
2006-07-15 12:56:44
102.   randym77
Bubba goes boom!
2006-07-15 12:57:19
103.   Simone
I changed my mind. Don't trade Bubba. Yay, Bubba.
2006-07-15 12:58:54
104.   yankz
Jeter's been on tonight, a few feet short of a homer.
2006-07-15 13:02:48
105.   Bama Yankee
102 You did tell me that he was an All-American power hitter from Rice...
2006-07-15 13:03:45
106.   Cliff Corcoran
99 Calm down, it's a blowout.
103 What-have-you-done-for-me-lately works both ways, and it's no less misguided when it's positive.
2006-07-15 13:03:56
107.   Alex Belth
A Rod has hit the ball well a couple of times too.
2006-07-15 13:05:39
108.   randym77
105 Was being the key word. They use aluminum bats in college baseball.

I just hope he doesn't get homerun happy like he did last time. Contact, Bubba, contact.

2006-07-15 13:10:38
109.   Bama Yankee
108 Good point about the aluminum bats, they should go back to wood in college.

BTW, good one last night about the Crimson Tide mascot... a dinoflagellate? Are you a marine biologist?

2006-07-15 13:11:25
110.   singledd
For what it's worth, if you look ay the Yankee team now on the field, it MUST BE the worst team we've fielded in many, many years.

Pitcher
Posada
Phillips
Cairo
Jetes
Nick Green
Melkdud
Bubba
Guiel

Would make K.C. proud.

2006-07-15 13:11:49
111.   randym77
Is this lead Chacon-proof yet?
2006-07-15 13:14:20
112.   rbj
111 Did Andy just answer your question?
2006-07-15 13:14:52
113.   randym77
Homerun for Andy!
2006-07-15 13:15:51
114.   Bama Yankee
Sweet Home Alabama
Roll Tide, Andy!!!
I guess that talk about the Bama mascot fired Andy up!!!
2006-07-15 13:20:43
115.   singledd
And KC scores again!
2006-07-15 13:20:51
116.   randym77
109 I wish everyone would use wooden bats. The softball teams around here are ridiculous. I don't know if it's like this everywhere, but here they use titanium bats that cost $800 and more. And special "no-fly" balls that are supposed make it harder to hit homeruns. Only with titanium bats, even no-fly balls aren't enough, so they have a rule that only four homers are allowed per game per team. Any homers after that are automatic outs. I mean, jeesh. Would be a lot easier to just use wooden bats.

No, I'm not a marine biologist. Just a geek. ;-) I just remembered that red tide is caused by dinoflagellates.

2006-07-15 13:21:44
117.   Bama Yankee
Hey BklynBmr, if you're still around, the answer to your question about the elephant mascot at Bama can be found here:
http://bryantmuseum.ua.edu/direction.cfm?dir=oele
2006-07-15 13:27:27
118.   Bama Yankee
116 Especially with the new composite wood bats that last longer than traditional wood bats the cost should not be an issue.

My father-in-law is a biology teacher (and huge Bama fan) and he loved the dinoflagellates comment.

2006-07-15 13:28:30
119.   rbj
And a nice win by the Yankees.
Keeping the pressure on the Red Sox.
2006-07-15 13:30:46
120.   BklynBmr
117 Thanks, Bama. Good stuff. And Andy did The Tide proud today!
2006-07-15 13:48:23
121.   SF Yanks
How many times have we won the first two games of the series only to lay down for the third? I think it's time for a change. Here's to a sweep tomorrow.
2006-07-15 14:15:35
122.   randym77
It does seem like whenever we have a game where we win in a blowout, runs are few and far between the next day. :-P

On the good side, Johnny Damon's okay. His foot is fine. It was just a cramp.

It's probably the heat.

2006-07-16 10:17:32
123.   rbj
Wright's not looking good so far.
2006-07-16 10:17:41
124.   randym77
No new thread today, so I guess we'll use this one.

Lineup has a "house money" look to it...

Melky Cabrera LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jason Giambi DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada C
Aaron Guiel RF
Andy Phillips 1B
Miguel Cairo 2B
Bubba Crosby CF

2006-07-16 10:18:40
125.   randym77
123 I'm not too worried yet. Wright often struggles in the first inning, then settles in and is fine.
2006-07-16 10:21:00
126.   randym77
Wow! Pretty DP there.
2006-07-16 10:21:03
127.   rbj
And good defense limits the damage.
2006-07-16 10:21:06
128.   mickey1956
2 nice plays by arod.
2006-07-16 10:21:51
129.   Max
What's wrong with Damon? Yikes, that bottom four of the "offense" looks tailor made for the White Sox to salvage a game in this series.
2006-07-16 10:24:27
130.   randym77
BOOM! The end of Jeet's home run drought...
2006-07-16 10:24:36
131.   rbj
Jeter! Way to end that homerless streak, and negate the run in the top.
2006-07-16 10:25:59
132.   randym77
129 Damon has been feeling a little under the weather since Friday. That's why he had those cramps yesterday - dehydration.

He says he feels fine today and wants to play, but Joe decided to rest him. If they need his bat, he'll be substituted in.

It's Bubba instead of Bernie in CF because there's a righty on the mound.

2006-07-16 10:27:21
133.   rbj
Suweet, A-Rod!
(except it's not late & close so it doesn't count)
2006-07-16 10:27:29
134.   randym77
A-Rod! Clutch enough for me! :-D
2006-07-16 10:28:11
135.   rilkefan
132 - also Wright's a flyball pitcher.
2006-07-16 10:28:27
136.   Simone
Yeah, Derek and A-Rod!
2006-07-16 10:33:15
137.   Max
132 Thanks for the Damon update. Nice start by our guys. Let's just hope there's some carryover for Andy from yesterday, so there isn't a complete black hole at the bottom.

Maybe Andy will derive some motivation from what Joe said about playing Jason at first more.

2006-07-16 10:36:38
138.   rbj
Nice rebound inning by Jaret. Maybe he'll go the full 6 today.
2006-07-16 10:37:53
139.   Max
138 LOL, good one.
2006-07-16 10:38:04
140.   randym77
What did Joe say about playing Jason at first more?

Weird thing about Andy - he's hitting righties a hell of a lot better than he's hitting lefties.

VS. LEFT: .190 / .493
VS. RIGHT: .291 / .838

Weird.

2006-07-16 10:41:05
141.   kdw
140 Expects Giambi to play more first to get Bernie some at-bats without playing the field, which means that Phillips gets fewer at-bats.
2006-07-16 10:42:03
142.   randym77
141 Thanks. Bad news for Andy, but good news overall. It sounds like Joe realizes Bernie in the outfield is Not A Good Idea.
2006-07-16 10:42:50
143.   mickey1956
I hate to be the one to keep saying it, but Andy is probably going to need to go. He's not hitting for power or getting on base. Pena at 1st, thompson for Bubba, Smith and Beam for Chacon and Wilson, and watch out.
2006-07-16 10:45:00
144.   Max
140 randy, what kdw said...it was in the Daily News this morning. Pretty frightening prospect to have more Jason on defense, but in terms of offense, Andy hasn't helped himself much lately.

And the bottom of the order went out in record time, though I should derive some comfort, I suppose, from Sterling telling us that Cairo is the best .248 hitter a team could ever have.

2006-07-16 10:47:07
145.   rsmith51
I think I would have pitched Wang today and moved the rotation around their next off day. That is just me, though.
2006-07-16 10:47:43
146.   rsmith51
144 Hopefully he won't become the best .228 hitter a team could have.
2006-07-16 10:51:22
147.   randym77
I think Andy just needs to make a few adjustments. This always happens when hitters move up to the big league. The other teams figure them out, and they go into slumps until they figure out how to adjust. Happened to Cano last year, and Melky last month.

Seems like Andy is having trouble with high, outside fastballs now. And with lefties.

2006-07-16 10:52:38
148.   rbj
A lot of Guile on that play.
2006-07-16 10:53:48
149.   rsmith51
Paul Konerko grounds into a force out, right fielder Aaron Guiel to shortstop Derek Jeter. Scott Podsednik scores. Jim Thome out at 2nd. Paul Konerko to 1st.

Huh?

2006-07-16 10:54:01
150.   randym77
Wow. It's nice to have a RFer with an arm.
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2006-07-16 10:56:01
151.   kdw
So Wright's at 51 pitches in the 3rd. Does that mean we might see the long reliever, gulp? Think that's currently Chacon.....
2006-07-16 10:57:50
152.   rbj
Well it looks like today may be very offensive for both teams.
2006-07-16 10:58:51
153.   singledd
Boy, did we catch a break.
Thome will be eating crow for a while.
I've seen it a lot of times, a few from big Papi. Grounder to 3rd, Papi starts jogging to first. 3rd baseman boots it, finds it, throws to first and just gets Papi, who has been jogging the whole way.

Seen it more then once, with Manny too.
Now Thome. It bugs we. These guys make more then $10,000 per AB. Is it too much to ask these guys to hussle?

2006-07-16 10:59:02
154.   claybeez
"Tagging is Cabrera. He'll score."
-late night for Kay, I guess.
2006-07-16 11:00:13
155.   Chofo
About Wright:

I´ve read many times on many blogs that Wright has an option for next year and that the team might or not pick it up. That´s not true. He has a contract, a $7 Million dollars contract to pitch for the Yankees in 2007. It´s not an option.

That contarct has a clause that gives the team the right to buy him out of that contract for $4 M, if Wright spends 60 days on the DL in one year (the first one, 2005). But that clause is not the same as an option.

Moose have an option, Wright a contract. And I think that for $3 M more he can add depth to next year´s staff, that, by te way, will need to add Zito and Matuzka to be competitive.

2006-07-16 11:00:53
156.   randym77
149 Thome must have forgotten it was Guiel instead of Bernie in RF. He didn't run as hard as he could have. Guiel jumped on the ball and threw it so fast it beat Thome to 2B.

Gotta give Guiel credit, though. That looked like a sure base hit. Instead, it was a 9-6 fielder's choice. :-D

2006-07-16 11:04:58
157.   rsmith51
Great at-bat, G.
2006-07-16 11:06:02
158.   singledd
A double and 2 sac flies. I Like it.
2006-07-16 11:06:16
159.   BklynBmr
154 LOL! I caught that. Didn't Kenny also follow with "If Melky's ball had stayed in the park, it would have been a triple and he would've scored on that fly by Jeter."

Maybe I had a later night I than I thought, but Melky's ball seemed to hit the base of the wall, carom straight up and was played by the CF, not a gound-rule double.

2006-07-16 11:10:19
160.   rbj
Don't show Hawk on tv, please.
2006-07-16 11:13:05
161.   randym77
Wow. That was like a 6-pitch inning for Wright.
2006-07-16 11:13:48
162.   claybeez
159 LOL! I think Kenny did say that. Still beats listing to Hawk or Buck.
2006-07-16 11:14:35
163.   Eirias
Jorge, wtf?
2006-07-16 11:18:25
164.   randym77
Yeah, Miggy! Bottom of the order comes through...
2006-07-16 11:18:48
165.   rsmith51
Ok, maybe he IS the best .248 hitter in the league...
2006-07-16 11:19:01
166.   BklynBmr
162 Amen! I'll take a hungover Kay and Kenny over either of those a-holes any day.
2006-07-16 11:19:35
167.   rsmith51
165 Nah, but I like when he comes through.
2006-07-16 11:21:21
168.   randym77
Nice one, Bubba!
2006-07-16 11:31:42
169.   mickey1956
Pull Wright. Myers pitch to Thome
2006-07-16 11:32:47
170.   randym77
C'mon, Wright. Buckle down. I'm tired of seeing Podsednik score.
2006-07-16 11:34:02
171.   randym77
Tough battle, but Wright gets him.
2006-07-16 11:34:45
172.   mickey1956
Nice Job
2006-07-16 11:34:46
173.   BklynBmr
Good job, Wright!
2006-07-16 11:36:25
174.   randym77
Well, that's five innings. Who's warming?
2006-07-16 11:37:15
175.   randym77
Oh, no. It's Chacon. o_O
2006-07-16 11:37:20
176.   BklynBmr
174 You don't want to know...
2006-07-16 11:39:01
177.   BklynBmr
Yanks need to put up a big crooked number this inning...
2006-07-16 11:41:11
178.   randym77
Joe spoke to the press at a charity event the other day, and it sounds like they're still hoping Chacon will turn it around and become the 5th starter.

The problem is his curveball. It's just not working. Gator's planning to spend a lot of time with Shawn, trying to fix his curveball. He's not the same pitcher without that curve.

2006-07-16 11:52:40
179.   Eirias
Who signed Tony Pena's son? Does anyone know?
2006-07-16 11:54:39
180.   3rd gen yankee fan
uhhhhhhhh boy, who's coming in?
2006-07-16 11:55:51
181.   randym77
It's Villone. I think he's the new Proctor.
2006-07-16 11:55:56
182.   kdw
179 Thought it was the Mets???

Also on the Tony front, saw that the Brewers called up Tony Gwynn's son.

2006-07-16 11:56:41
183.   randym77
179 Wasn't it the Mets?
2006-07-16 11:57:15
184.   Eirias
Thanks
2006-07-16 12:00:45
185.   randym77
Great throw by Melky!
2006-07-16 12:01:39
186.   kdw
Anyone with a tv see Melky's throw in? As good as it sounds?
2006-07-16 12:03:38
187.   tommyl
If we trade Melky it will be a giant mistake. Kid can hit, walk, run, field and he's starting to hit for a bit more power.
2006-07-16 12:03:51
188.   claybeez
Strong throw. Not your perfect one hopper or on a line to the glove. Hit Jorge about face mask high, but a slow Crede had no chance.
2006-07-16 12:04:11
189.   randym77
186 It was great. Just a perfect throw. Posada caught it between the runner and the base, which kind of forced him to block the plate. Out by a mile.

I really don't know what to make of Melky. Sometimes he makes amazing throws, sometimes he's way off. This time, it was perfect.

2006-07-16 12:05:19
190.   BklynBmr
186 Strong throw, on a fly to Jorgie, who had time to set himself for the impact. Got there about a step and a half before the runner...
2006-07-16 12:06:42
191.   claybeez
187 I was thinking the same thing earlier. You can see he'll have some pop. He's probably not going to have Sheff type power, but Paulie type power will probably do. If the FO decides to deal him later, we can certainly get more than "The Mullet."
2006-07-16 12:06:45
192.   kdw
188, 189, 190 Thanks.
2006-07-16 12:07:58
193.   kdw
Waldman says Melky leads AL in outfield assists with 8, ahead of Ichiro and a couple others that I didn't catch.
2006-07-16 12:10:06
194.   tommyl
191 Remember, he's only 21 years old. He's shown he can make adjustments. I doubt he'll ever be a solid HR hitter, but I can see a lot of doubles with his speed. Also, if his fielding keeps improving, I could see moving him back to CF at some point. Maybe as Damon starts to break down some in the next few years Melky can spell him in center a bit.
2006-07-16 12:11:33
195.   randym77
193 He does, but I think it's at least partly because they are challenging the rook.
2006-07-16 12:17:30
196.   JeremyM
Did Cap just boot a DP ball?
2006-07-16 12:18:23
197.   claybeez
194 Is it likely or possible he will improve his defense at this level? If that's the case and he could slot into CF, that would seem ideal.
2006-07-16 12:21:03
198.   BklynBmr
196 That's not Cap. He looks a lot like him, though...
2006-07-16 12:22:12
199.   BklynBmr
Heat, Farns. Just bring the heat...
2006-07-16 12:22:30
200.   randym77
Been a rough inning for Jeter.
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2006-07-16 12:24:29
201.   BklynBmr
Nice work, Farns!
2006-07-16 12:24:35
202.   SF Yanks
Excellent
2006-07-16 12:24:54
203.   3rd gen yankee fan
cool cool cool
2006-07-16 12:26:19
204.   BklynBmr
Oakland up 1-0 in the 5th, batting with bags loaded, 0 out...
2006-07-16 12:26:49
205.   randym77
And it's now 1-0, Oakland. Snyder walked in a run.

Bases loaded, no outs.

2006-07-16 12:28:05
206.   BklynBmr
205 Great minds... ;-)
2006-07-16 12:32:05
207.   kdw
204, 205 Hmmm, you might be jinxing it.
2006-07-16 12:32:24
208.   rbj
Uh oh, a Sturtze sighting, in the dugout.
2006-07-16 12:32:35
209.   claybeez
3-0 A's. Kotsay witha 2-out single.
2006-07-16 12:33:25
210.   BklynBmr
Did Kay just say the Yanks "miss Sturtz in the bullpen"? He's not hungover. He just hasn't stopped drinking...
2006-07-16 12:33:39
211.   claybeez
207 I had my post written too. Backed off when Kendall struck out.
2006-07-16 12:34:24
212.   BklynBmr
207 I was just thinking that. Kotsay bailed us out...
2006-07-16 12:34:56
213.   randym77
Giambi goes the other way.
2006-07-16 12:35:07
214.   claybeez
210 LOL!

A's 4-0. Snyder got 2 big K's then gave up back-to-back hits. Baseball is such a rollercoaster...knock on wood.

2006-07-16 12:35:42
215.   kdw
Or not.
2006-07-16 12:37:52
216.   rbj
210 I think Kay came to the game straight from a Rave, and the ecstasy hasn't worn off yet.
2006-07-16 12:40:18
217.   randym77
Hits are spread pretty evenly over the lineup today. Only Guiel hasn't gotten one, and only A-Rod has two.
2006-07-16 12:40:40
218.   3rd gen yankee fan
Oakland continues to score. I dunno how they do it. Amazing.
2006-07-16 12:41:06
219.   BklynBmr
216 LOL! Kitty must have been the designated driver.
2006-07-16 12:41:36
220.   C2Coke
210 Have to agree with you. Kay just sounds like his mind is somewhere else. Not like he's usually a good announcer but he's just not focused today.
2006-07-16 12:42:04
221.   C2Coke
Farn Farn Farn...
2006-07-16 12:42:59
222.   3rd gen yankee fan
Ugh, Farnsworth giving us his typical 1 or 2 run agida...
2006-07-16 12:43:51
223.   kdw
Apparently Farnsworth is serious about being a 1-inning reliever, pitch count notwithstanding.
2006-07-16 12:43:54
224.   BklynBmr
Flash Gordon, all is forgiven. Please come home...
2006-07-16 12:44:08
225.   randym77
Farnsy, the one-inning wonder.
2006-07-16 12:45:09
226.   C2Coke
Mo is out.
2006-07-16 12:45:13
227.   rbj
Good thing Mo didn't have to go yesterday. And he may not be available for tomorrow.
2006-07-16 12:45:14
228.   singledd
He's throwing meatballs. Thigh high, center of the plate!
2006-07-16 12:45:21
229.   3rd gen yankee fan
Dammit, he does it every time!
2006-07-16 12:45:25
230.   SF Yanks
C'mon on Moses
2006-07-16 12:46:27
231.   C2Coke
225 See...I thought that's supposed to be Myers' job.
2006-07-16 12:47:25
232.   singledd
5-0 A's. With Chavez out, they have a terrible hitting lineup. I don't know how they score runs.
Opps. 5-1 on a HR by AGon.
2006-07-16 12:47:27
233.   randym77
231 No, Myers is the one-batter wonder. :)
2006-07-16 12:49:50
234.   Bama Yankee
233 Today, a one-pitch wonder...
2006-07-16 12:50:52
235.   C2Coke
I went to Rogers Center yesterday to watch Jays play Mariners. There was a pitcher called Brandon League who often goes on before Ryan. Man, I can't help but recall yesterday's League with today's Farns. Thank God this is the Yanks......
2006-07-16 12:51:22
236.   BklynBmr
Wow! Mo for President!
2006-07-16 12:51:22
237.   rbj
And Mo puts out the fire.
2006-07-16 12:52:06
238.   randym77
Sweet DP!
2006-07-16 12:52:10
239.   C2Coke
Mo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Perhaps the Yanks are already spending $$ in the labs trying to clone Mo.

2006-07-16 12:52:34
240.   kdw
Holy Mo!!! He never fails to awe me, how he comes in and does that.
2006-07-16 12:53:13
241.   JeremyM
236 I don't know, a Christian who actually practices what he preaches as president? OK, I'll probably regret going there....
2006-07-16 12:53:33
242.   C2Coke
233 Right...right...right...Too many wonders to remember in the pitching staff...there's always the 80/90 pitch wonder Wright.
2006-07-16 12:53:43
243.   Chofo
Thanks Pods, Mo just threw 7 pitches to record 3 outs.
2006-07-16 12:55:29
244.   randym77
I'm just happy we got Pods out.
2006-07-16 12:56:20
245.   C2Coke
Is it true that Phillies are really willing to trade Gordon?
2006-07-16 12:56:55
246.   BklynBmr
241 No, my bad for bringing politics up in the first place ;-)
2006-07-16 12:57:39
247.   Bama Yankee
241 Politics and religion all in one post... You're playing with fire, scarecrow.
2006-07-16 12:59:39
248.   BklynBmr
247 All you need now is a crack about someone's ex-wife and it's on, boyeeeee... ;-)
2006-07-16 13:01:11
249.   Bama Yankee
246 & 236 I was trying to imagine Mo throwing out the first pitch of a world series game instead of the last one for a change...
2006-07-16 13:02:24
250.   kdw
So Sterling said that Sean Tracey is up in the White Sox bullpen. Isn't he the rookie who got sent down after the dust up with Ozzie after not hitting a batter?
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2006-07-16 13:03:15
251.   BklynBmr
249 That would be a sight! I see a broken bat in there somehow, too...
2006-07-16 13:03:32
252.   randym77
250 Yes. Kay was talking about it. Ozzie made him cry.

But he's back...

2006-07-16 13:03:35
253.   C2Coke
249 That's would be awesome for sure. But who comes in at 9th?

After watching Iguchi, all I can think about is I miss Matsui.

2006-07-16 13:03:36
254.   rbj
Except Mo's a Panamanian, he can't be elected president of the US -- unless they pass the Schwarzenegger amendment.
2006-07-16 13:04:33
255.   singledd
And Manny gets throw out at 3rd on a Nixon single to make the 3rd out of the inning.
Just Manny being Manny.

5-1 after 6 in Boston.

2006-07-16 13:05:22
256.   kdw
Tv watchers, was Mo just being careful with Thome or having a hard time?
2006-07-16 13:05:39
257.   C2Coke
250,252 Obviously, Ozzie knows the Yanks record with rookie pitchers this year.
2006-07-16 13:06:36
258.   randym77
DP! One more out, Mo.
2006-07-16 13:06:55
259.   singledd
Gotta love those DPs!!!!!!!!!
2006-07-16 13:07:07
260.   Chofo
That was huge!!!
2006-07-16 13:07:14
261.   BklynBmr
That was huge! C'mon, Mo. I'm trying to quit smoking. Get one more, brah...
2006-07-16 13:07:41
262.   C2Coke
9th DP for Mo this year. Wang and Mo have been talking.
2006-07-16 13:09:26
263.   BklynBmr
MO IS THE MAN!
2006-07-16 13:09:27
264.   rbj
Yesssss! Number 400 for Mo.
2006-07-16 13:09:29
265.   randym77
Yeah! Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!

400th save for Mo!

2006-07-16 13:09:39
266.   C2Coke
Sweep is sweet. Sweeping the World Champ, EXTRA sweet.
2006-07-16 13:09:42
267.   Bama Yankee
Hey Hawk, guess what... HE GONE!!!!!
2006-07-16 13:09:47
268.   BklynBmr
Happy 400th, Mo!
2006-07-16 13:09:51
269.   singledd
Howwwwwwww sweet it is!
2006-07-16 13:09:54
270.   3rd gen yankee fan
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!
2006-07-16 13:09:59
271.   C2Coke
400th career save for Mo
2006-07-16 13:10:23
272.   kdw
Mo!!!!!!
2006-07-16 13:10:25
273.   BklynBmr
267 ROFLMAO!
2006-07-16 13:11:48
274.   SF Yanks
Wow... we neaded that one fo show.
2006-07-16 13:11:55
275.   BklynBmr
You can hear a pin drop in Fenway after the scoreboard was just updated...
2006-07-16 13:12:25
276.   C2Coke
MO MO MO !
2006-07-16 13:12:41
277.   Simone
The Yankees win!!! Sweep the White Sox. Ha. Very nice.
2006-07-16 13:12:49
278.   Chofo
Iguchi´s double is just the 5th XBH given by Mo all year (4 doubles and 1 triple)
2006-07-16 13:13:19
279.   BklynBmr
A's/Sawx on are Action 36 - Cable 6 for anyone in the SF Bay Area...
2006-07-16 13:13:41
280.   singledd
Unless lightning strikes in Boston, this has been one hell of start to the 2nd half.
If it's needed, the WC is a possibility.

Have to start rooting against both Sox now.

2006-07-16 13:14:35
281.   C2Coke
275 Yea...can hear it all the way from home
2006-07-16 13:15:12
282.   BklynBmr
280 Yeah, I never discounted our Wild Card possibility. Way too much baseball to go, and anything can (and usually does) happen...
2006-07-16 13:16:57
283.   BklynBmr
Boston just brought in Tavarez, throwing in the towel on this one...
2006-07-16 13:17:45
284.   C2Coke
280 And also root for our own lightening on Tuesday. Will magic (aka this year's Small/Ponson) happen again for the Yanks?
2006-07-16 13:18:22
285.   Chofo
This is a special day! A sweep of the World Series Champions, beatting their best 3 starters, Mo getting a 6 outs save to record his 400th in typical Mo style, Red Sox loosing and a chance to tye them in the loss column, and, by the way, we gained grown (3 games) on the Wyld Card (It´s a legit race now in all fronts).
2006-07-16 13:19:14
286.   kdw
And it just doesn't get anymore gracious than Mo. He gave props to the coaching staff and the young guys on the team, especially Melky and Andy.
2006-07-16 13:19:41
287.   C2Coke
285 And we didn't even use our best 3 starters.
2006-07-16 13:20:02
288.   singledd
The Palehose now have 9 games against Detroit, Texas and Minn. Lets see if they can continue this slump and make the WC a real race.
2006-07-16 13:20:30
289.   C2Coke
286 Mo is the definition of class.
2006-07-16 13:21:56
290.   C2Coke
288 But we want the AL. Let the other Sox worry about that.
2006-07-16 13:23:30
291.   C2Coke
290 AL East.
2006-07-16 13:23:54
292.   Simone
The Yankees are 6-1 against the Tigers and the White Sox. What does that say about the competition in the AL Central? Anything? Are the depleted Yankees are better that we often give them credit for being?
2006-07-16 13:25:17
293.   BklynBmr
Bronx Banter Proposal: No new game threads for series finales where the Yanks are poised to sweep. Just a hunch...
2006-07-16 13:27:25
294.   SF Yanks
293 Completley agree. I'll sign the petition.
2006-07-16 14:55:15
295.   rbj
293 Hear, hear.
And the Yanks & Saux are tied in the AFILC
2006-07-17 08:25:05
296.   pistolpete
287 Huh? Johnson & Mussina aren't among our best starters?

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