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2006-08-09 13:35
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

Randy Johnson has not struck out a batter in either of his last two starts. Go figure that. Dude is third on the all-time strikeout list and yet he just hasn't been able to get hitters to swing and miss of late. Johnson has practically become a hold-your-breath-and-pray pitcher, a far cry from his former self. It would be huge for the Bombers if he can come through with a strong performance tonight. But I figure that we could be in for some real offensive fireworks. The White Sox and Yankees have played some tense games this year. No reason to believe tonight will be any different.

Let's Go Yan-Kees!

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2006-08-09 13:59:21
1.   tommyl
If we make it to the postseason I am terrified of RJ in a short series, especially a 3 game one. He could kill us. At this point, I'd almost prefer Wright to start, give us 5 or 6 decent innings and then go to a Randy infused BP. At least then you know what you are getting. The other alternative is to use Wright as your long man and give RJ a very short leash.

As for tonight, to quote Han Solo: I have a bad feeling about this.

2006-08-09 14:04:59
2.   kylepetterson
I'm about 1 bad start away from being ready to get Sturtze back. At least when Sturtze was in the game we knew we were going to lose.
2006-08-09 14:11:02
3.   kylepetterson
1 To quote Raiders of the Lost Ark:

Belloq: Where shall I find a new adversary so close to my own level?
Indiana: Try the local sewer.

2006-08-09 14:11:30
4.   randym77
I think the Unit's going to step up big tonight. Someone's gotta do it.

And here's the lineup...

Damon
Jeter
Abreu
A-Rod
Posada
Cano
Bernie
Wilson
Melky

2006-08-09 14:57:26
5.   Simone
I've stop holding my breathe when RJ pitches in fear of dropping dead. I no longer expect much from him so I'm not disappointed just pissed off.
2006-08-09 15:10:03
6.   Schteeve
Randy Johnson is almost the baseball equivalent of Brett Favre right now. Hopefully he retires at the end of this season.
2006-08-09 15:12:36
7.   tocho
4 it seems like its too much to ask to have our complete lineup (sans Sheff and Matsui) for two straight nights.... I hope Giambi is back soon.
2006-08-09 15:46:44
8.   Ron Burgundy
Randy, please be good today.
2006-08-09 15:47:57
9.   Ron Burgundy
Beckett always gives the opposition a chance to win, so here's to hoping the Royals give Beaver a Royal Beatdown.
2006-08-09 15:49:41
10.   randym77
9 Over-under for number of homers Beckett gives up? :-D
2006-08-09 16:00:53
11.   Ron Burgundy
10 I know it's the Royals, but I say 2. I mean, Sanders, Brown, and Teahen have some pop, so one of them might go deep.
2006-08-09 16:21:58
12.   mehmattski
1, 3 Star Trek: First Contact... Picard: The line must be drawn HE-AH! This far and no further!
2006-08-09 16:23:16
13.   Levy2020
I read somewhere someone was talking about moving the Unit to the bullpen for the playoffs. I think that's a good idea. You go with Moose, Wang, Wright, and Lidle. (Pavano? :=: )
2006-08-09 16:27:53
14.   C2Coke
With RJ, I finally give up on making a prediction, we just never know do we (not until the second inning of a game that is)?

All I can do is to second Alex.

Let's Go Yankees!!

2006-08-09 16:30:13
15.   randym77
There is no way the Unit moves to the bullpen.
2006-08-09 16:50:52
16.   BklynBmr
Anyone watching the Boston Barmaids? They just did the Cincy Red's top 3 web gems of all time. Joe Morgan had #3. Watch it and you tell me if BBTN just smoked a Stumpy Morgan or not...
2006-08-09 17:11:14
17.   claybeez
Nice start Jonny D!
2006-08-09 17:11:35
18.   monkeypants
Man, only one day of the bad new Yankees lineup...and Giambi gets hurt and Bernie is Dhing against a RH. Of course, if JD keeps hitting triples, little to worry about.
2006-08-09 17:13:12
19.   Cliff Corcoran
2 Don't speak his name!
2006-08-09 17:13:44
20.   BklynBmr
What was the report/status on Giambi?
2006-08-09 17:14:30
21.   randym77
I think Damon's tired. Usually he runs hard no matter what, but he was kind of dogging it there. Either thought it was a homer or thought it would be caught.

Probably coulda had an inside the park homerun if he'd really hustled. ;-)

2006-08-09 17:15:06
22.   phee
pound pound pound, gonna pound pound pound those stupid pale hose.
2006-08-09 17:15:44
23.   phee
I hope u aren't serious randy
2006-08-09 17:15:46
24.   randym77
20 I heard he's available, if needed. But Joe would rather rest him.
2006-08-09 17:17:05
25.   BklynBmr
24 Thanks, randym. I was fearing worse...

Man, Abreu has been munny!

2006-08-09 17:17:33
26.   phee
crede is 7 feet behind 3rd,lay one down alex, easy base hit, ooh yeah
2006-08-09 17:18:05
27.   atc
They said on the pregame that Bernie was DHing today instead of Wilson even if Giambi were playing.
2006-08-09 17:18:50
28.   phee
man this is absurd, f_ck the white sox
2006-08-09 17:18:51
29.   randym77
23 Hint: smilies usually mean I'm not serious. ;-)

Though Damon wasn't running very hard, and he usually does. I remember that game when the Yanks were up 10 runs in the 8th inning, and Damon ran like hell on what looked like an easy popup. It was dropped, he there he was on 2B. On what looked like a sure out.

2006-08-09 17:19:48
30.   monkeypants
A-Rod must have gotten a pretty bad jump out of the box. Another big inning in the crapper.
2006-08-09 17:20:36
31.   phee
well that's why i asked randy, i saw the smiley but i also saw JD kinda turn it on between 2nd and 3rd, i guess i'm confused as usual.
2006-08-09 17:21:00
32.   BklynBmr
D@mn. Starting like last night. Getting a run here and there, but not taking advantage of the opportunity for the big inning...
2006-08-09 17:21:29
33.   Ron Burgundy
Either way, that DP sucked balls.

This is the 2nd night in a row we have one of these bad ChiSox pitchers on the ropes in the 1st inning and let him get out of it with 1 Run and a DP.

2006-08-09 17:22:51
34.   randym77
Hey, we got Damon home. Before Abreu, we'd probably have stranded him on 3B. :-P
2006-08-09 17:24:15
35.   AbbyNormal821
Evening all!

Go Yanks & Go Randy...I think he's pissed enough people off in the last couple of starts, so I'm hoping for bitchy Randy tonight!

2006-08-09 17:25:40
36.   Simone
Why was the White Sox lead off guy even trying to bunt? How does that make any sense? All they did was give away an out.
2006-08-09 17:26:54
37.   phee
If Randy gets begind 3-0 on people tonight, he should drill their ass. Someone in the crowd should insult his wife or something.
2006-08-09 17:27:44
38.   phee
He's really fast Simone, only thing I can think of.
2006-08-09 17:28:38
39.   phee
Drill him !!! Wow, if Randy gets that outside corner call, we're in bizness.
2006-08-09 17:28:38
40.   AbbyNormal821
YAY! 1-2-3...me likey!
2006-08-09 17:30:07
41.   BklynBmr
34 I'll take walks, singles and doubles like this from Abreu all day long versus the power everyone is looking for. Kinda like what was expected from Godzilla at first, but who turned out to be a pleasant surprise as "just" a smart hitter...
2006-08-09 17:31:40
42.   BklynBmr
Heads up runnin', Robbie!
2006-08-09 17:31:41
43.   phee
Robby doing just fine.
2006-08-09 17:32:34
44.   AbbyNormal821
Well, well...our noisy fan in the field is back again tonight!
I think Morrissey said it best:
"Big Mouth Strikes Again"
Someone please jam a hot dog in that dudes mouth!
2006-08-09 17:32:56
45.   Ron Burgundy
Robbie hasn't missed a beat.
2006-08-09 17:32:57
46.   BklynBmr
Now drive him in, Wilson!
2006-08-09 17:33:10
47.   AbbyNormal821
DAMMIT!
2006-08-09 17:33:51
48.   BklynBmr
Man, Crede is nails at third...
2006-08-09 17:33:54
49.   seamus
2 pitches and 2 outs. this is becoming way too typical!
2006-08-09 17:34:00
50.   atc
our kryptonite
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2006-08-09 17:34:01
51.   randym77
Man. Crede's a real thorn in our side tonight.
2006-08-09 17:34:21
52.   Ron Burgundy
Oh, by the beard of Zeus!
That SUCKED!
2006-08-09 17:34:29
53.   monkeypants
Two pitches, three hops, two outs, no runs.
2006-08-09 17:35:43
54.   SF Yanks
And here we go again!
2006-08-09 17:35:52
55.   phee
Grat baserunning by Robby. WTF is with swinging at the 1st pitch? Work the pitcher!!!!! All you need is a fly ball and you swing at the 1st pitch. All Brawn, no brains. When you K 78 times in 255 AB's this year, I guess I would be swinging at the 1st strike too. Forget this nonsense. This is not Yankee ball.
2006-08-09 17:36:05
56.   Ron Burgundy
Oh. My. God.

Fast runner on 2B with no outs and we don't drive him in. Pathetic. And Garland got through that on all of 9 pitches.

2006-08-09 17:36:11
57.   SF Yanks
It should be at lest 3 nothing already.
2006-08-09 17:36:43
58.   Bama Yankee
This is Deja Vu all over again...
Get that runner in from third fellas!
2006-08-09 17:37:45
59.   3rd gen yankee fan
I am not in the mood for a shitty game from the Yankees. They need to STOP that crap and win this game.
2006-08-09 17:38:38
60.   Ron Burgundy
57 We should've won yesterday like 10-5. Murderers' Row and we still can't score or get a hit w/RISP. All the OBP shit is doing is putting more runners on to create more DPs and weak pop-ups.
2006-08-09 17:38:41
61.   AbbyNormal821
59 So what's your point???
Amen to that!
2006-08-09 17:38:42
62.   phee
Sorry if I'm a bit negative tonight but
i cant watch the same crap again. Man on 3rd less than 2 outs, good teams get him in, period.
2006-08-09 17:39:25
63.   BklynBmr
59 ... and win it comfortably. Enough of this runners LOB sh*t...
2006-08-09 17:39:34
64.   AbbyNormal821
my 'tee hee' didn't show up after the 'so what's your point'...just in case you were wondering, 59 - i keeeeeed with you!
2006-08-09 17:41:18
65.   3rd gen yankee fan
64 I figured. Just needed to vent.

RJ's pitching pretty decently so far though eh?

2006-08-09 17:41:43
66.   AbbyNormal821
2nd inning in KC and Redman has already thrown 42 pitches. NOT good!
2006-08-09 17:44:15
67.   Bama Yankee
Shoulda just plunked him Randy
2006-08-09 17:44:20
68.   AbbyNormal821
Be cool RJ...
2006-08-09 17:46:00
69.   seamus
randy needs to throw strikes
2006-08-09 17:46:03
70.   BklynBmr
60 If/when we get Godzilla and Iron Sheff back, we'll be Murderers' Row. I'd say Felony Assault right now, but lately they're hitting like misdemeanors...
2006-08-09 17:51:17
71.   Ron Burgundy
And there goes the offense for the night.
2006-08-09 17:51:54
72.   phee
Chacon just gave up Oswalt's 1st career homer, I wish the best for Chac, he was a good team player and seems like a good guy. Now, on to us getting Garland thru this inning in under 15 pitches.
2006-08-09 17:52:21
73.   SF Yanks
umm... that was fast.
2006-08-09 17:53:41
74.   Ron Burgundy
This is yesterday all over again. Have horrible pitcher on the ropes in the 1st inning and only get 1 run out of it and screw it with a DP and then shut down for the rest of the night.
2006-08-09 17:54:41
75.   SF Yanks
Throw strikes please.
2006-08-09 17:55:07
76.   AbbyNormal821
Yet Garland has, as of the top of this inning more pitches that RJ.
2006-08-09 17:56:39
77.   AbbyNormal821
NIIIIICE, CANO!
2006-08-09 17:56:44
78.   BklynBmr
Showoff...
2006-08-09 17:56:59
79.   AbbyNormal821
See Jeter? Robbie can do that catch too!!!
2006-08-09 17:57:03
80.   monkeypants
Uh, where were the OFs? Great play by Cano.
2006-08-09 17:57:20
81.   phee
anyone think Robby isn't an all-star for the next decade??? The kid is silly.
2006-08-09 17:58:56
82.   AbbyNormal821
Awesome, RJ!
2006-08-09 17:59:51
83.   Ron Burgundy
81 He is. Robbie = All-Star.

Funny how Rickie Weeks was supposed to be GOD and Cano was supposed to be a bench player according to Gammons...

2006-08-09 18:00:28
84.   3rd gen yankee fan
This is wacked. I know it's early, but I really didn't expect this game to be going so well.
2006-08-09 18:00:45
85.   phee
Buck Martinez reminds me of the guy at the end of the bar telling jokes to himself, inevitably laughing so hard his phlegm rises up on him until people look away in disgust. You know,some of the things are funny but in the end you move down a seat or two.
2006-08-09 18:07:11
86.   Ron Burgundy
So basically, the plan is: Avoid driving in the baserunner at all costs!
2006-08-09 18:10:48
87.   SF Yanks
LOB+LOB+LOB = lost opportunities + frustration
2006-08-09 18:11:50
88.   BklynBmr
At least they didn't load the bases this time. I would have been even more upset...
2006-08-09 18:12:49
89.   atc
Quote from the KC announcer: "Josh Beckett really showing the Red Sox what he's worth, coming into tonight's game with that 14-6 record."
2006-08-09 18:13:31
90.   Ron Burgundy
87 Like I said, all that extra OBP just results in more LOB. I can't believe this. Nobody on this team can get a hit w/RISP or more importantly with a runner on 3B and less than 2 Outs.
2006-08-09 18:14:40
91.   SF Yanks
And now Damon's hurt?
2006-08-09 18:14:43
92.   randym77
Now what?

I really wish we had a backup CFer...

2006-08-09 18:14:57
93.   seamus
what is wrong with damon?
2006-08-09 18:15:44
94.   phee
Back?
2006-08-09 18:16:39
95.   SF Yanks
93 he probably injured his eyelids blinking too hard... the way all these injuries are happening, who knows.
2006-08-09 18:16:52
96.   Jeteupthemiddle
wouldn't it have been better to move Melky to centerfield and then move Wilson to left field, instead of moving Abreu to centerfield?
2006-08-09 18:17:22
97.   pistolpete
Damon - stiffness in his right groin, as per Kay.
2006-08-09 18:17:31
98.   nick
randy getting lots of swings & misses tonight...
2006-08-09 18:17:49
99.   BklynBmr
Groin. Probably on that shallow fly last inning...
2006-08-09 18:18:06
100.   Ron Burgundy
96 Yes, yes it would. But you're forgetting who the manager is...
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2006-08-09 18:18:17
101.   pistolpete
96 I suppose they could still do that, which makes the most sense. Perhaps they'd rather not put the pressure on the rookie, and let Abreu handle things..
2006-08-09 18:18:31
102.   phee
What is with the umps? Same pitch called a ball and then a strike. Damon injured his groin last night with 3 gals. Abreu in CF, woo, interesting.
2006-08-09 18:18:51
103.   BklynBmr
At least there's a live arm in center for the rest of the night...
2006-08-09 18:19:46
104.   Ron Burgundy
103 Would've been an even lively-er arm if Melky was there.
2006-08-09 18:19:47
105.   phee
Konerko better clam up, down the middle Paulie Doughnuts.
2006-08-09 18:19:53
106.   BklynBmr
Now that's the Unit I remember...
2006-08-09 18:20:42
107.   BklynBmr
104 True, and better range at that...
2006-08-09 18:21:03
108.   randym77
I'd rather have Melky than Abreu in CF, too, but Joe doesn't seem to willing to move Melky. Perhaps he thinks it's too much to expect of a rookie.

We asked Peter Abraham about the possibility of DFAing Andy and bringing up Guiel, but he says Cashman really loves Andy.

2006-08-09 18:21:54
109.   JeremyM
105 I agree, but I wonder why Johnson was shaking his head after the inning? Better to just put your head down and keep pitching, I only saw one questionable call from his standpoint. Although Johnson seems to be the kind of guy who pitches better angry.
2006-08-09 18:22:14
110.   phee
Marky Mark, all 5 foot 5 and 147 pounds of him playing football. What's next Nicole Kidman as a scientist? yeah
2006-08-09 18:22:16
111.   monkeypants
I wonder if Damon's tender groin (heh-heh...he said groin) will make them think twice about the lack of backup OFs? Also, since Bubba has to be down for 10 days before being called up again, they may be FORCED to bring up Guiel or Thompson.

Hey, I can dream.

2006-08-09 18:22:44
112.   3rd gen yankee fan
Uhhhhhhh Sterling just said that ANDY is in center????
2006-08-09 18:23:32
113.   BklynBmr
The Melkman delivers!
2006-08-09 18:23:36
114.   3rd gen yankee fan
112 Ok he must have screwed up.
2006-08-09 18:23:46
115.   nick
melky!!!--& I was about to talk about how overmatched he was looking up there..
2006-08-09 18:24:00
116.   3rd gen yankee fan
mel-KY! mel-KY! mel-KY!
2006-08-09 18:24:06
117.   phee
The Melkman Cometh.
2006-08-09 18:24:10
118.   Ron Burgundy
Teh Melkman Delivers!
2006-08-09 18:24:29
119.   randym77
Andy's not in center. He's batting in Damon's spot. Looks like it will be Andy at 1B, Wilson in RF.
2006-08-09 18:24:57
120.   3rd gen yankee fan
119 thx
2006-08-09 18:25:11
121.   BklynBmr
Man, Andy is rusty. Terrible AB...
2006-08-09 18:29:56
122.   phee
I wonder if Zumaya did his Jose Lima like dance/fist pump histrionics after Morneau just blasted his azz. Yeah cap.
2006-08-09 18:30:27
123.   phee
I wonder if Zumaya did his Jose Lima like dance/fist pump histrionics afther Morneau jst blasted his azz.
2006-08-09 18:32:02
124.   Simone
Yeah, Melky!

Andy Phillips is leading off in place of Johnny D? Ugh. RJ better keep on pitching well.

2006-08-09 18:32:07
125.   randym77
We've got plenty of backup corner OFers. Just no one who's really a CFer. Except maybe Melky, and Joe won't move him, as his repeatedly starting Bernie in CF shows.

I find this worrisome because Damon is so darned fragile. He's never out for long, but he's out often, and unexpectedly.

2006-08-09 18:32:08
126.   AbbyNormal821
YAAAAY!!!
2006-08-09 18:32:08
127.   BklynBmr
'bout time, Bobby ;-)
2006-08-09 18:32:27
128.   pistolpete
A thing of ABREUTY!!! ;-)

Ok, anyone hear the actual Sterling call? I'm dying to know...

2006-08-09 18:32:27
129.   Ron Burgundy
Abreu Goes Deep! Woo-Hoo!!!
2006-08-09 18:33:03
130.   3rd gen yankee fan
Well well well.
2006-08-09 18:33:14
131.   AbbyNormal821
Congrats, Bobby!
PS - KC is on the board, finally!
2006-08-09 18:33:32
132.   Simone
Nice job, Bobby. Took me forever to post.

Andy Phillips sucks!

2006-08-09 18:33:40
133.   Ron Burgundy
Oh, damn it, and then A-Rod Ks.
2006-08-09 18:34:10
134.   Yu-Hsing Chen
BOBBY!!!!!!

two of the least likely sources to homer came through tonight ;) surely Cano will homer too!!! :P... or take a walk.. which is even more rare.

2006-08-09 18:34:31
135.   BklynBmr
128 If he rips off one of the Banter ideas, we'll have to take care of him...
2006-08-09 18:34:48
136.   kdw
Anyone else irritated by hearing Buck Martinez talk about adding players and payroll constraints, that all the other AL East teams have to keep up by developing their own players? And the crack about A-Rod's salary and no one else being able to take on that contract?
2006-08-09 18:34:51
137.   pistolpete
125 Honestly, I think it's Torre being overly cautious - he knows he's got a team full of older guys - when someone gets hurt the least little bit, they come out. No playing hurt and making things worse on yourself..
2006-08-09 18:35:22
138.   phee
the Banter is experiencing technical difficulties but the Yankees aren't, blast their azz!!!!
2006-08-09 18:37:58
139.   phee
KDW, I said the same thing to myself, it's because he managed the Blue Jays, he's making excuses for himself. He is a bad manager so he goes on and on about how the other AL East teams are disadvantaged. Uh buck smoke another bone.
2006-08-09 18:38:15
140.   BklynBmr
136 The rest of the league and the 4 letter network have been passing that script around for 10 years now. Buck probably doesn't even realize that Hicks is still paying a good chunk of A-Rods salary. They're lightweights, all of 'em...
2006-08-09 18:38:19
141.   AbbyNormal821
I think Beckett is starting to choke!
2006-08-09 18:39:00
142.   pistolpete
Don't look now - 4-3 Boston. :D
2006-08-09 18:40:10
143.   monkeypants
OK, Kay has twice mentioned that RJ has not given up a pitch, that slave driveing Holocost denier.
2006-08-09 18:41:28
144.   phee
Does Jorge have on white nail polish? It sure looked like it. I understand why of course, it's before Labor Day. (rimshot)
2006-08-09 18:41:32
145.   singledd
Anybody think Abreu is glad to be out of Philly and playing for the Yankees?
2006-08-09 18:41:43
146.   kdw
143 Wow, what is Kay smoking? Looks like RJ is giving up lots of pitches to me... :)
2006-08-09 18:42:03
147.   pistolpete
143 HA - I was just about to say, don't anyone question Kay on mentioning the White Sox' lack of hits - he'll go all genocidal on your ass.
2006-08-09 18:42:54
148.   kdw
144 He wears it a lot and it always makes me laugh. Think it makes his fingers easier to see so pitchers can pick up signs better or something like that.
2006-08-09 18:43:05
149.   singledd
144 So the pitcher can see the signs better. (2 Pitches for the ChiSox starter. Last inning coming (hopefully)
2006-08-09 18:43:42
150.   singledd
92 pitches..
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2006-08-09 18:44:12
151.   Yu-Hsing Chen
RJ is really "Random" Johnson these days... great , poor , mediocare, crap... all possible outtings....
2006-08-09 18:44:48
152.   Simone
I admit that the Jeter sign made me chuckle.
2006-08-09 18:44:50
153.   Ron Burgundy
UPDATE: Kay mentioned the no-hitter after 5 IP.
2006-08-09 18:45:18
154.   randym77
I heard it's not nail polish, it's White-Out.

The other day, they actually showed one of the coaches painting it on his fingernails for him.

2006-08-09 18:46:11
155.   phee
I know, I just needed to get a bad joke off my chest, anybody make an audible groan when they read it? That would make me feel good. F-ck Kay, he's a tool.
2006-08-09 18:47:31
156.   Ron Burgundy
Cano Can-DO!!!

That was a [b]SHOT[/b]!!!

2006-08-09 18:47:31
157.   randym77
Okay, Yu-Hsing is officially psychic...
2006-08-09 18:47:35
158.   monkeypants
Melky, Abreu, Cano...Jeter? Philips?
2006-08-09 18:47:39
159.   phee
WOW, POWER UP MUCH ROBBY??? That was LONG.
2006-08-09 18:47:55
160.   Simone
Yeah, Robby. Good to have you back.
2006-08-09 18:47:57
161.   tocho
he gone!
2006-08-09 18:47:58
162.   Ron Burgundy
156That was a SHOT!!!
2006-08-09 18:48:00
163.   BklynBmr
134 Good call, Yu-Hsing!!!
2006-08-09 18:49:21
164.   BklynBmr
153

[Sopranos] "He's gotta go..." [/Sopranos]

2006-08-09 18:50:12
165.   phee
now i'm pissed i'm not listening to Hawk, that broadcast must be silent. Like when hawk was canned as a GM when he blew up the next 10 years of Sox' future.
2006-08-09 18:52:16
166.   Yu-Hsing Chen
Cano , Melky , Bobby all goes boom... what has the world come to....

(Then again, Chacon returned to normal tonight... ouch)

2006-08-09 18:52:31
167.   seamus
165 i've got that covered. still annoying...
2006-08-09 18:53:32
168.   tocho
165 during robbie's at-bat he was saying that it was possible for the White Sox to get to 100 wins this season. as soon as robbie hit the ball, he was silent for 10 seconds.

He gone!

2006-08-09 18:54:09
169.   Ron Burgundy
Bobby saves it.
2006-08-09 18:54:13
170.   pistolpete
Wow, Abreu almost ate that.
2006-08-09 18:55:12
171.   pistolpete
168 So he didn't even make the call on the HR?
2006-08-09 18:56:24
172.   tocho
171 no. he just said it was a mistake pitch.
2006-08-09 18:57:37
173.   seamus
171 earlier in the game he said that the Yankees winning the game was all chicago's fault, just them making mistakes.
2006-08-09 19:01:05
174.   Travis
Mike Lowell bounces into a 6-4-3 with the bases loaded, still 4-3 Red Sox
2006-08-09 19:01:16
175.   Bama Yankee
Ozzie's thinking that if Andy can hit Garland, it must be time to pull him...
Sorry Andy, but I couldn't resist.
2006-08-09 19:01:29
176.   3rd gen yankee fan
KC just got out of a bases-loaded jam with a DP. w00t
2006-08-09 19:03:12
177.   seamus
Andy should have stayed on second. better chance of scoring. :)
2006-08-09 19:03:15
178.   Yu-Hsing Chen
Ozzie did immediately DFA the guy that gave up a HR to Bubba so that might really be his line of thinking ;)
2006-08-09 19:03:45
179.   3rd gen yankee fan
Uh oh, runner at third. Think they can bring him in? ;-)
2006-08-09 19:05:29
180.   tocho
abreu has a playstation batting stance/movement.
2006-08-09 19:06:02
181.   pistolpete
172 Wow, as much as I hate when Sterling gets excited about an opposing team's HR, it's really the professional thing to do. Just call the game as you see it, and try not to make it too obvious you're crestfallen when the other team scores a run...

Sterling really does look that much better when you listen to the other commentary teams - I caught a Texas Ranger broadcast on XM one night, and it was as if you were hanging out with two 'good ol' boys' on your couch, and there happened to be a game going on...

2006-08-09 19:06:05
182.   nick
ump completely killed that at bat for Abreu...
2006-08-09 19:06:36
183.   Simone
Someone please tell Derek Jeter to stop sliding head first. How about you tell him, Joe? Perhaps Alex can mention this tactfully to Joe the next time that he is doing his press thing at the Stadium.
2006-08-09 19:07:06
184.   Bama Yankee
A-Rod padding the stats...
2006-08-09 19:07:11
185.   pistolpete
A-Pad does it again! ;-)

(I keed - extra runs are always nice)

2006-08-09 19:07:19
186.   Scott Long
Randy Johnson is Pitching a NO-HITTER!
Randy Johnson is Pitching a NO-HITTER!
Randy Johnson is Pitching a NO-HITTER!

Obnoxious effort by a White Sox fan to jinx his night. I'm actually surprised that Pierzynski hasn't walked in the Yankees dugout and chanted this refrain. The guy is the greatest heel in baseball. It's like he's Rowdy Roddy Piper when he was a bad guy on the wrestling circuit.

Now back to your regularly scheduled Yankees discussion.

2006-08-09 19:07:47
187.   Simone
Nice job, A-Rod. Get a couple more runs here, guys, then we can see what RJ can do next.
2006-08-09 19:07:56
188.   randym77
Oh, man. Chacon is really getting shelled. Poor kid.
2006-08-09 19:08:28
189.   Bama Yankee
181 I completely agree Pete...
2006-08-09 19:10:40
190.   Ron Burgundy
Another run scores. Wee!!!
2006-08-09 19:10:58
191.   Simone
186 Actually, ESPN is more of jinx than you can ever be.
2006-08-09 19:12:10
192.   Travis
I'm watching the ESPN broadcast - is YES milking Johnson's effort tonight as much they are?
2006-08-09 19:13:16
193.   Ron Burgundy
Damn It. Robbie hit it hard again, but not far enough...
2006-08-09 19:13:39
194.   Bama Yankee
Cano even makes noise with his outs...
2006-08-09 19:16:11
195.   Ron Burgundy
Dayum. Astros have hit 6 Home-Runs so far tonight. And it's only the 6th inning.
2006-08-09 19:16:16
196.   Dimelo
Do you guys know that RJ has a no-hitter going?
2006-08-09 19:16:58
197.   Dimelo
Wow...not no more. Bummer!
2006-08-09 19:17:07
198.   Simone
See what I mean?! Oh well, just keep them from scoring, RJ.
2006-08-09 19:17:31
199.   pistolpete
Scott Long jinxed it.
2006-08-09 19:18:00
200.   Cliff Corcoran
I though I jinxed this because I didn't click on the comments here until just before the pitch that became the hit, but I think Dimelo wins for 196
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2006-08-09 19:18:20
201.   Simone
RJ has lost the plate.
2006-08-09 19:18:30
202.   AbbyNormal821
Uh...I think RJ is getting PO'd over the calls!
2006-08-09 19:18:52
203.   BklynBmr
191 Nice plonk, Simone ;-)
2006-08-09 19:19:03
204.   Bama Yankee
Yeah, Dimelo wins the Michael Kay award ;-)
2006-08-09 19:19:05
205.   seamus
classic, post home run RJ. Only it was a single.
2006-08-09 19:19:32
206.   AbbyNormal821
say it with me everyone...
DP BALL! DP BALL! DP BALL!!!!!!!
2006-08-09 19:19:50
207.   nick
it'd be real nice if ole Unit didn't fall apart here--only 75 pitches....
2006-08-09 19:19:57
208.   Dimelo
200 Let me go play lotto now.
2006-08-09 19:20:55
209.   BklynBmr
199 ChiSox fans don't count. Their weak ass mojo does not work here...
2006-08-09 19:21:05
210.   JeremyM
Might be better anyway, we could've seen him "emptying the tank" in the 9th and been garbage the rest of the year. Still, I was hoping...
2006-08-09 19:21:44
211.   BklynBmr
208 Who are you and what did you do with Dimelo?
2006-08-09 19:21:56
212.   Dimelo
How can I jinx anything? Slavery was accepted. The holocaust was accepted.
2006-08-09 19:22:48
213.   Ron Burgundy
Ah, shit...
2006-08-09 19:23:00
214.   pistolpete
Randy's shot - get im' out Joe.
2006-08-09 19:24:19
215.   Dimelo
Yeah. Get Randy out of there.
2006-08-09 19:25:06
216.   phee
ok joe, let's get him out, whatddya think????
2006-08-09 19:25:09
217.   JeremyM
Boy, you guys aren't kidding, he's done now.
2006-08-09 19:25:51
218.   3rd gen yankee fan
216 Got my vote.
2006-08-09 19:26:28
219.   Simone
Good job by RJ tonight. Can't ask for anything more from him at his age. So whose up next?
2006-08-09 19:26:40
220.   AbbyNormal821
See...now I can't watch the rest of this inning - oy, vey! My indigestion is kicking in!
2006-08-09 19:27:07
221.   seamus
turns nice comfortable game into a contest real quick. Do y'all think he just got tired?
2006-08-09 19:27:25
222.   phee
If I have to hear another announcer blow a call.... what are they looking at???? Oh yeah their cell, text messaging, computer screen, etc. Call the game for blank's sake.
2006-08-09 19:27:27
223.   BklynBmr
Regardless, boy did we need that from Randy. Now let's keep this one nailed down, pen!
2006-08-09 19:28:25
224.   Ron Burgundy
I will kill this ump.
2006-08-09 19:28:29
225.   Yu-Hsing Chen
Ack... ahh well, at least RJ showed us he could still pitch well ...
2006-08-09 19:29:09
226.   pistolpete
W
T
F
2006-08-09 19:29:12
227.   Bama Yankee
221 Tired and third time through a tough lineup...
2006-08-09 19:30:23
228.   JeremyM
Ugh, this is getting worse and worse.
2006-08-09 19:30:58
229.   3rd gen yankee fan
fun fun fun!
2006-08-09 19:31:13
230.   nick
oh man--Villone is tired--everybody's tired--thanks, RJ....
2006-08-09 19:31:37
231.   mikeplugh
Don't worry. We're going to win this one today. It may end up ugly, but we're going to win.
2006-08-09 19:32:53
232.   seamus
we need strikes. villone has been used too much.
2006-08-09 19:32:55
233.   pistolpete
Heh - AJ trying to put 4 on the board in one swing...
2006-08-09 19:33:59
234.   Ron Burgundy
Just one more out Ronnie.
2006-08-09 19:34:20
235.   pistolpete
Two infield pop-ups - nice. Those are poor man's strikeouts. :D
2006-08-09 19:34:33
236.   claybeez
Gutty...go get 'em Ron!
2006-08-09 19:34:33
237.   mikeplugh
Before this inning is over and the point is moot one way or the other, I'd like to say that I would have brought in Mariano Rivera with the bases loaded and no one out. The tying run on deck. It's a save situation that he wouldn't get a save for, but will there be a bigger spot in the game than this?
2006-08-09 19:34:42
238.   pistolpete
2 men on for KC bottom 6 - 1 out.
2006-08-09 19:35:04
239.   Travis
Thank you, Ron Villone.
2006-08-09 19:35:13
240.   phee
AJ is the biggest liability in the whole league, it's a wonder how he's on a team. Hmmm, he can't throw and can't hit and he's an azzhole, I'll take him. Ron doing his job, keep it up buddy boy. Yes, Villone to the rescue. Go Royals.
2006-08-09 19:35:14
241.   Ron Burgundy
Whew!!!
2006-08-09 19:35:22
242.   pistolpete
Man, Villone looked like he was going to leave the inning 7-6, didn't he? Phew!
2006-08-09 19:35:23
243.   kdw
Woo-hoo Villone!!
2006-08-09 19:35:32
244.   JeremyM
235 Brilliant!

I loved RJ's face after the side was retired. Pure relief.

2006-08-09 19:35:36
245.   Dimelo
What a great job by Villone.
2006-08-09 19:35:43
246.   tocho
villone = mvp
2006-08-09 19:35:44
247.   3rd gen yankee fan
phew! Nice job Villone.
2006-08-09 19:35:53
248.   mikeplugh
Rin Villone is King. I guess my Mariano thing would have made me look crazy, especially in light of what worked out with Ron V.
2006-08-09 19:36:11
249.   claybeez
Outstanding work by Villone. Tired. Missing his spots. And still got out of it.
2006-08-09 19:36:36
250.   AbbyNormal821
HOLY MUTHA! I can't believe he got out of it. Thank you Game Day (told you I couln't bear to watch!)
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2006-08-09 19:36:47
251.   Simone
Wow, Villone had his bases loaded Felix Heredia moment. You know, the one that shocks the hell out of you.
2006-08-09 19:36:55
252.   phee
Rivera in the 7th? uh, no comment.
2006-08-09 19:37:35
253.   seamus
248 i think mariano would have been a good call. Torre isn't ever going to do that though. I can live with that, but I think newer managers will take newer risks.
2006-08-09 19:37:43
254.   Bama Yankee
237 Good call, Mike. I've often thought about that. But what do you think the chances of Joe ever doing that?
2006-08-09 19:39:12
255.   3rd gen yankee fan
251 Well put, Simone. Man, I hated Heredia and wow was I glad when he was gone.
2006-08-09 19:39:28
256.   mikeplugh
254 The chances are zero. It's really just my own hypothetical.

The best strategy suggests that you use your best pitcher in the toughest late inning spot. What could be tougher than we just saw?

Villone made the point moot and had his own hero moment, so good enough.

Phew.

2006-08-09 19:39:39
257.   Bama Yankee
253 & 254 Are you reading my mind seamus???
2006-08-09 19:40:27
258.   tocho
hawk: garland got squeezed, big time tonight.
2006-08-09 19:40:56
259.   Bama Yankee
248 Rin Villone? Ron's twin brother... I wish ;-)
2006-08-09 19:41:04
260.   pistolpete
Damn, KC keeps knocking on the door but no one's home...
2006-08-09 19:41:23
261.   seamus
257 sorry. some people don't like when i invade their privacy like that! :)
2006-08-09 19:41:41
262.   Ron Burgundy
258 What a waste of life (Harrelson, that is).
2006-08-09 19:41:59
263.   Bama Yankee
258 Like an orange Hawk, like an orange...
2006-08-09 19:42:10
264.   tocho
when your team is winning, the "he gone" is actually funny....
2006-08-09 19:42:19
265.   seamus
258 Hawk thought every pitch 6 inches off of the plate was a strike for garland.
2006-08-09 19:43:21
266.   pistolpete
BTW, when is it okay to make fun of this again?

http://tinyurl.com/mbj72

2006-08-09 19:43:39
267.   Bama Yankee
261 Yeah, I hate when people do that to me... but you probably already knew that didn't you? ;-)
2006-08-09 19:43:47
268.   mikeplugh
259

Forgive me. I've been in Japan too long. Rin sounds like a proper name to me. ;)

2006-08-09 19:44:32
269.   Ron Burgundy
266 The second he's back on BBTN and promoting Beckett for Cy Young.
2006-08-09 19:45:57
270.   Ron Burgundy
Bernie in CF now. This is why I hate Joe. But hell, it is a Little League park, so he might cover it...NOT.
2006-08-09 19:45:57
271.   nick
let's see, Bernie in CF now, Abreu in right--the 23 yr old kid with the gun is our left fielder--does this really make sense to anybody? could Melky please play a lot of center in winter ball this year?
2006-08-09 19:46:04
272.   Cliff Corcoran
Torre gives up the DH for Bernie's CF defense? I know they're up by 5 in the 8th, but that's . . . wow.
2006-08-09 19:46:39
273.   Bama Yankee
268 Sorry, I was hoping Rin Villone was another one of those Japanese imports your are secretly scouting over there for Cashman...
2006-08-09 19:47:10
274.   Ron Burgundy
271 It makes sense to Joe...
2006-08-09 19:47:14
275.   Dimelo
272That's what I thought. Torre just paniced for no reason.
2006-08-09 19:48:30
276.   Ron Burgundy
That 1st pitch to Iguchi was RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE umpire, Sir!
2006-08-09 19:48:53
277.   mikeplugh
I'm not among the "Fire Torre" crowd, but this year he's especially on my nerves somehow. With his love affair for certain bullpen guys, to his weird substitutions. I think someone else could do a lot better.

The thing is, he's there because he's good at keeping things calm amidst the Bronx Zoo environment that is Yankeeland.

Whatever. Give me Tom Kelly...;)

2006-08-09 19:50:18
278.   Travis
Wily Mo hits into a 6-4-3 DP with the bases loaded - still 4-3 Red Sox.
2006-08-09 19:50:24
279.   pistolpete
Oh Jesus, enough with the fireworks - it's 7-3, idiots.
2006-08-09 19:50:31
280.   Ron Burgundy
WOW. This ballpark is small.

People watching the Chicago feed, what did Hawk say?!

2006-08-09 19:50:40
281.   mikeplugh
"He gone" in Japanese is "Kare wa detta!"
2006-08-09 19:50:49
282.   tocho
did the CWS just tie the game??
2006-08-09 19:50:55
283.   seamus
uh, this celebration is a bit of overkill for a solo shot, down 7-3.
2006-08-09 19:51:36
284.   pistolpete
Farnsworth actually LESS wild on his 2nd day of work - go figure.
2006-08-09 19:52:32
285.   tocho
280. "the never say die white sox will just continue to chip away" "you can never count them out", etc, etc
2006-08-09 19:52:42
286.   Ron Burgundy
282 No, they're still down 7-3. But you'd never tell the difference with the White Sox broadcasters...
2006-08-09 19:53:07
287.   Bama Yankee
Thanks for all the fun tonight fellas...
I'm out for the night, or as Hawk would say, "HE GONE"
2006-08-09 19:53:54
288.   Ron Burgundy
285 Figures...

"The Sox down just 17 runs in the bottom of the 9th, but they are never out of this, and with the best CF in baseball Brian Anderson coming to the plate, they have the perfect guy to start a rally!!!!!!11111"

2006-08-09 19:54:12
289.   mikeplugh
When Thome struck out, I think they handed out sparklers to people in the box seats.

;)

2006-08-09 19:54:30
290.   monkeypants
283 Yeah, it's overkill...but so are curtain calls after evry HR. At least fans are showing up to these games. Anytime parks are filled and BB is popular, it's a good thing.
2006-08-09 19:54:41
291.   phee
I agree to a point with all the Torre questionable BP moves(he's had that problem since day 1 IMO, Nelson, Stanton and Mo hid that for a while) but I absolutely agree with Mike on the calming influence he has. I think that is HUGE, especially with all the trade crap every year, etc. Imagine a new guy trying to deal with a sheff situation, he would be a shrinking violet, I think. I think Joe's pros outweigh his cons. God bless the new manager because he is going to get killed.
2006-08-09 19:54:58
292.   tocho
286 that's what the scoreboard said, but my eyes and my ears were telling me another thing... you would think that a WS win would make them cheer for stuff that mattered and not get all crazy for a 7-3 HR in the bottom of the 8th...
2006-08-09 19:55:20
293.   BklynBmr
KC is into Boston's pen. 1 out, bottom 7, still 4-3 Sawx...
2006-08-09 19:56:11
294.   Yu-Hsing Chen
Bernie in CF... this is a defensive replacement...? ... oh lord
2006-08-09 19:57:41
295.   monkeypants
294 Well, Bernie replaces defense.
2006-08-09 19:57:51
296.   tocho
that was strike 3 all the way, a beautiful pitch. anyway, man on 1st.
2006-08-09 19:58:21
297.   phee
sorry about the double I thinks, dont know what happened there. I turned on the Hawk feed because u guys are making me laugh. Why is Farnsworth throwing a 3-2 SLIDER WITH A 4 RUN LEAD???????????????
2006-08-09 19:58:50
298.   mikeplugh
{295] nice one
2006-08-09 19:59:59
299.   seamus
290 overexcited fans i can deal with. overproduced celebrations are annoying.
2006-08-09 20:00:13
300.   pistolpete
OMG, no excuse for that.
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2006-08-09 20:00:20
301.   Ron Burgundy
Ah, damn. Infield hit.
2006-08-09 20:00:30
302.   phee
hey kyle there are 2 outs and and u throw 100mph.
2006-08-09 20:01:23
303.   tocho
27 pitches already for farnsworth, its going to be a long 21 games
2006-08-09 20:01:50
304.   monkeypants
It's all Kay's fault for mentioning the no-hitter.
2006-08-09 20:01:53
305.   mikeplugh
KC rallying...
2006-08-09 20:01:55
306.   phee
I'm throwing up from listening to Hawk, great idea
2006-08-09 20:01:55
307.   pistolpete
Oh sweet Jesus, this can't be happening.
2006-08-09 20:02:04
308.   Dan-el
DAMNIT
2006-08-09 20:02:19
309.   randym77
Urk. It's never easy, is it?
2006-08-09 20:02:33
310.   JeremyM
this sucks.
2006-08-09 20:02:33
311.   tocho
chippin' away.....

i had to put it on mute as soon as he hit it so I will not describe what he said there....

2006-08-09 20:02:35
312.   Ron Burgundy
Oh boy. Farnsworthless is back...Actually that doesn't make it to the warning track in the Stadium.
2006-08-09 20:02:37
313.   seamus
our pitchers are supremely tired.
2006-08-09 20:03:27
314.   Simone
Totally pathetic.
2006-08-09 20:03:40
315.   nick
again, if Farns only had a brain......god damn it. Mo now, I presume?
2006-08-09 20:04:22
316.   mikeplugh
Farnsworth's fatal flaw is his 100 mph fastball. He never learned to control his pitches, so he ends up throwing 35 pitches to 6 hitters. Maybe he gets 3 strikeouts, but at what cost?

When he misses he puts guys on base and other teams score multiple runs.

Not a good formula for a late-inning reliever. Mad Dog Chris Russo is often wrong, and always annoying, but he's right about Farnsworth being a tough guy to count on in a big spot.

2006-08-09 20:05:45
317.   pistolpete
BWAHAHAHAHAHAH - nice swing, AJ!
2006-08-09 20:05:53
318.   monkeypants
Please let this not be Rivera-in-a-funk week. Why not Meyers here? This is a twelve man staff, right?

Er, that was the worst AB ever.

2006-08-09 20:06:22
319.   phee
kyle is french for my azzhole tightens upsmaller than a peanut when things get tight
2006-08-09 20:07:05
320.   mikeplugh
Mo will nail it down.
2006-08-09 20:07:28
321.   BklynBmr
KC second and third, 2 out, bottom 7, Timlin coming in...
2006-08-09 20:07:50
322.   mikeplugh
2nd and 3rd....2 outs....bottom 7 KC rallying. Can Mike Sweeney get the big hit?
2006-08-09 20:08:09
323.   pistolpete
316 IMO, that really wasn't a 'big spot' until Farnsworth made it that way...

But Russo is laughing somewhere all the same. It's easy to be right a lot when you're negative ALL the time.

2006-08-09 20:08:37
324.   Travis
Dye and Crede laughing in the dugout reminds me of Chipper Jones during Game 4 of the 1999 World Series. Good times.
2006-08-09 20:08:51
325.   mikeplugh
321 you beat me to it.
2006-08-09 20:10:20
326.   Ron Burgundy
OBP needed here.
2006-08-09 20:10:21
327.   mikeplugh
324 That's the Ozzie Guillen touch.
2006-08-09 20:10:30
328.   BklynBmr
325 Let's go, Mark Sweeny ;-)
2006-08-09 20:10:32
329.   monkeypants
Another run would sure be nice.
2006-08-09 20:11:21
330.   phee
u throw a 3-2 slider with 2 outs and nobody on witha 4 run lead, hmmmm. Could it be u are about as smart as my cat? not even close!
2006-08-09 20:11:27
331.   AbbyNormal821
Cripes...I doze off for 20 minutes and its 7-freakin'-6???

WTF!?!?!?!?!

2006-08-09 20:12:20
332.   pistolpete
Ugh - not good to have this crowd pumped like this. Would have been nice to add one or two runs and deflate 'em a tad.
2006-08-09 20:12:20
333.   mikeplugh
Ugh. That was a fast half inning.

It's time for the Sandman to get redemption.

2006-08-09 20:12:40
334.   Ron Burgundy
Whatever. Let's just get three easy outs here and screw this. Go for the series tommorrow.
2006-08-09 20:12:49
335.   tocho
I'm confident Mo will nail it down.
2006-08-09 20:14:54
336.   Javi Javi
sweeney grounded out, still bos 4 kc3
2006-08-09 20:14:55
337.   mikeplugh
Timlin gets the Sox out of danger. Sweeney hitting below the Mendoza line.
2006-08-09 20:15:33
338.   Ron Burgundy
Dude, this umpire reallly wants us to lose. WHAT IS HE DOING?!!! THAT WAS STRIKE THREE!!!
2006-08-09 20:15:44
339.   phee
I turned on Hawk to hear him not talk for 20 seconds when they lose, if the Yanks lose, it's my fault.
2006-08-09 20:16:12
340.   pistolpete
1 down. Sweated that grounder to Robbie for some reason.
2006-08-09 20:16:47
341.   phee
Mo's ball is moving 6 inches, nobody is touching him tonight
2006-08-09 20:18:09
342.   pistolpete
F*CK
2006-08-09 20:18:16
343.   BklynBmr
340 Same here. Something didn't look kosher about that...

Uh-oh. No more drama, please, Mo...

2006-08-09 20:18:18
344.   monkeypants
Christ--is anything easy.
2006-08-09 20:18:36
345.   mikeplugh
Here we go. The f-in 9th inning Mariano funk sweat it out until the end begins.

We're going to win.

2006-08-09 20:18:36
346.   randym77
Well, whoever wanted to see Chicago plunked got his wish...
2006-08-09 20:19:42
347.   Javi Javi
I wanted ozzie plunked
2006-08-09 20:20:02
348.   Mattpat11
I have a bad feeling. HBP with Mo dont end well, and its about time for his annual August slump.
2006-08-09 20:20:16
349.   nick
OK, the ESPN morons just implied that Johnson was as consistently good as Rivera!?....have their heads been up their asses for the past two years?
2006-08-09 20:20:16
350.   phee
I wanted Randy to plunk anybody with a 3-0 count.
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2006-08-09 20:21:38
351.   pistolpete
349 I don't follow - what did they mean by that?
2006-08-09 20:22:09
352.   tocho
he's gotta get iguchi out of there, no thome please
2006-08-09 20:24:26
353.   randym77
Bubba would have gotten that one.
2006-08-09 20:24:36
354.   Mattpat11
Oh Christ.
2006-08-09 20:24:36
355.   pistolpete
Oh god, I can't watch anymore....

BUT WHY CAN'T I TURN IT OFF?!!!

2006-08-09 20:24:47
356.   nick
there's your *"^&$&Y#@& defensive replacement, Joe...
2006-08-09 20:24:52
357.   Ron Burgundy
Thanks Joe. Bernie's "DEFFENSE" was the difference between the last out of the game and Runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 Outs.
2006-08-09 20:25:14
358.   tommyl
Why oh why is Bernie in CF? Melky would have had that.
2006-08-09 20:25:18
359.   mikeplugh
This is unbearable.
2006-08-09 20:25:19
360.   monkeypants
This is absolutely painful. Can Bernie catch anything? Whatever the outcome, lotsa BP pitches the last two nights. Need a laugher tomorrow.
2006-08-09 20:25:42
361.   Yu-Hsing Chen
gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Mo has been John Wettlandnized lately
2006-08-09 20:26:09
362.   nick
351 saying a bad start by RJ was as uncommon as a bad appearance by Mo
2006-08-09 20:26:42
363.   JeremyM
F'ING UMP!
2006-08-09 20:26:50
364.   Mattpat11
353 Bubba would have run into the second baseman
2006-08-09 20:26:56
365.   Travis
Thank God.
2006-08-09 20:27:03
366.   nick
MO MO MO!
2006-08-09 20:27:07
367.   Mattpat11
353 Bubba would have run into the second baseman
2006-08-09 20:27:17
368.   Yu-Hsing Chen
thank god
2006-08-09 20:27:22
369.   tommyl
Dear lord, thank you.
2006-08-09 20:27:28
370.   pistolpete
HOLY SH!T - I had a vision of that going under the glove...

THANK YOU CANO.

2006-08-09 20:27:39
371.   Ron Burgundy
Two people will die if we lose: Joe Torre and the HP Umpire.
2006-08-09 20:27:44
372.   randym77
Hallelujah. That was way too close for comfort.
2006-08-09 20:27:46
373.   monkeypants
Hoo-boy. Deep breath...
2006-08-09 20:27:49
374.   3rd gen yankee fan
YAY!!!!!!!
2006-08-09 20:27:53
375.   seamus
ah thank god!

we've gotta stop with the nailbiters.

2006-08-09 20:28:03
376.   tommyl
What's the word on Damon?
2006-08-09 20:28:17
377.   mikeplugh
Okay!!!!!!!!! I knew it would be ugly, but I absolutely hate those game when a 7-0 lead and a no hitter turn into runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs and Mo on the mound to face Jim Thome with a 7-6 lead.

These are the games that will eventually kill me early.

ThAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEEEEEEEEEEEEES WIIIIIIN!

2006-08-09 20:28:51
378.   Ron Burgundy
Well, despite the umpire's best efforts, we win.

Screw this...

Just hope the Royals pull a Devil Rays and beat the Sawx.

2006-08-09 20:29:21
379.   Travis
Royals defense is botching the top of the 8th, 2 on, 1 out.
2006-08-09 20:29:34
380.   pistolpete
My god, my arms are shaking as I type this - can someone please check the calendar and see if it's October 9th?

Wow, watching the Cano play again - that really could have been disastrous. Where was Robbie in 2001 when Mo threw it into CF? ;)

2006-08-09 20:29:41
381.   Ron Burgundy
What did Harrelson say after Thome made the last out?
2006-08-09 20:30:12
382.   phee
Nobody was getting that ball in CF IMO.
2006-08-09 20:30:39
383.   tocho
377 agreed. visions of game 1 v bosox '04 were flashing though my head...
2006-08-09 20:30:46
384.   weeping for brunnhilde
377 Hear, hear.
2006-08-09 20:30:55
385.   Knuckles
i am banging my Fire Joe drum pretty loudly right now.
2006-08-09 20:31:37
386.   Travis
Youkilis K's, still 4-3
2006-08-09 20:31:41
387.   phee
he said and that's the ballgame, and u heard glug, glug, glug in the background
2006-08-09 20:32:08
388.   pistolpete
still 4-3 KC. Whew.
2006-08-09 20:32:13
389.   singledd
Nice play by Robbie
2006-08-09 20:32:19
390.   Javi Javi
let's go royals
2006-08-09 20:32:53
391.   Ron Burgundy
387 NICE.

Well, that will do it for us.

For the entire Channel 4 News Team,
I'm Ron Burgundy.
You Stay Classy, Bronx Banter.

2006-08-09 20:33:17
392.   phee
plus if u dive for the ball in CF and miss or bobble Anderson scores, Bernie played it perfectly.
2006-08-09 20:33:27
393.   seamus
so, we rested Proctor and Myers and Veras? oh boy...

I really wanted to see Randy go 8 innings. That was so much more important than a no hitter. But he got tired early.

2006-08-09 20:33:29
394.   tocho
381 I had it on mute. but at the end of the game, he was just babbling about the valiant effort of the CWS of scoring 6 runs in two innings.... etc. The yanks (or any other visiting team) in his mind are just there as sidekicks to the white sox and sometimes because of luck or help by the umpires can win a game or two.... he's the most pathetic announcer ever.
2006-08-09 20:34:08
395.   hensley
Did you see how pissed Jeter was at Cano on that last play? Cano got a little too excited after he made the throw and accidentally swiped Jeter with his fist pump. Could have been bad. Awesome series so far...but eesh, 7-0 lead.
2006-08-09 20:34:23
396.   AbbyNormal821
377 Amen to that - tomorrow night I watch the game from Park Avenue Country Club (uh...it's just a sports bar)...there's beer there, that's all I care about and it will take the edge off a little bit should I have to watch this sh*t for a 3rd night (minus the 20 minute cat nap!)
2006-08-09 20:35:41
397.   Javi Javi
RJ just falls off the cliff in the seventh. I wonder if he willl make another "'I'm just an old guy" comment.
2006-08-09 20:36:01
398.   atc
392
Bernie played it perfectly for HIS ABILITY. There are no set of circumstances under which he should play CF.
2006-08-09 20:37:46
399.   randym77
398 Exactly. Bernie should not dive, ever.

Bubba wouldn't have had to dive. He has the speed to get there in time to get it without diving.

2006-08-09 20:39:16
400.   Knuckles
bernie shoulda stopped playing center right around when i shoulda stopped using my college id to get into movies for cheap.
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2006-08-09 20:39:41
401.   singledd
Lets hope during the offseason that Melky gets time in CF. We simply can't have Bernie there.
2006-08-09 20:39:52
402.   tommyl
399 More importantly, Melky would have had that ball. Why does Joe refuse to play their fastest, youngest OFer with a cannon in CF?
2006-08-09 20:40:20
403.   vockins
If someone can make an animated gif of that Pierzynski out that Mo pitched, I'd be forever grateful.
2006-08-09 20:40:33
404.   marc
this KC announcer is actually more boring than the team is. I wouldn't have thought that impossible. Oh shit, they don't score again
2006-08-09 20:41:31
405.   tommyl
Anyone, Damon? I missed the injury. What is his status?
2006-08-09 20:42:11
406.   atc
Plus, if they do tie the game there, we have no DH going forward.
2006-08-09 20:42:33
407.   singledd
402 At this point this season, I do NOT put Melky in CF. He was not considered that good in CF in the minors. He's a better player now, but he needs some practice time in CF before playing live.
2006-08-09 20:43:41
408.   JeremyM
400 What's wrong with you? I still use mine--when they ask to see it anyway...
2006-08-09 20:44:40
409.   randym77
403 Why an animated GIF?

405 Tightness in his groin. No word on how bad it is. I hope it's just Joe being overprotective.

2006-08-09 20:45:14
410.   phee
For his ability? Exactly, and we'll see what they have to say and I'll look at another replay but I didn't think anybody was getting to the ball in center. It was a broken bat flare.
2006-08-09 20:47:31
411.   vockins
409 I frequent an audio forum with a ton of White Sox fans. One in particular has a man crush on Pierzynski. I'd like to annoy him by making it my avatar for a week.

I don't have the skillz, unfortunately.

2006-08-09 20:47:57
412.   tommyl
410 It was a bit tough to tell from the ESPN shot, but the ball hung up for a pretty good amount of time and Bernie took an awful route to the ball. When Bernie was a decent CFer he always got bad jumps and took poor routes but he was so fast he could make up for it. Now that he is also slow he covers almost no ground in CF. Looking back over comments, the second the move was made (score 7-2) a bunch of people called it out as a dumb move and it might hurt us down the line. It did.
2006-08-09 20:48:21
413.   randym77
410 I think Damon might have gotten to it, too.

Both Damon and Bubba sometimes make bad reads, but use their speed to make up for it.

Bernie almost got there. If Bernie almost got there, Bubba or Damon would have gotten there.

2006-08-09 20:49:05
414.   tommyl
407 Why not? Do you really think Bernie is a better option for a few innings? Repeat after me: Bernie Williams Cannot Play Center Field.
2006-08-09 20:50:27
415.   phee
Mo is on the mound and a man on 1st with 2 outs, ask any player what they do and they'll tell u the same thing, stay in front of the ball. Bernie played it the same way everybody would unless u are elasticman. Tagadouche had a full swing and broke his bat, Bubba??? he was getting bad reads off the bat not but 2 weeks ago and the last time i saw Melky in CF was when Trot had an ITPHR as he carried his bad leg around the bases.
2006-08-09 20:50:59
416.   pistolpete
Actually smarter that Bernie made sure it didn't get past him, otherwise the game is tied right now.

But that still doesn't excuse him from not actually getting to the ball to possibly catch it on the fly...

2006-08-09 20:51:04
417.   tommyl
BTW, Ortiz is 0-4. Think ESPN will lead with:

(a) Yankees keep pace with surging Sox. Papi spurs team on with charismatic laughter.

(b) Sox stay afloat despite struggling Ortiz. Steve Phillips suggests it might be time to test the waiver waters for the slumping slugger.

2006-08-09 20:51:24
418.   randym77
411 LOL! I might be able to manage it. What are the size limitations? (Pixel by pixel size and file size?)
2006-08-09 20:51:28
419.   singledd
If Melky blew a play in CF it could hurt his confidence. Bernie is bad out there, but it is at least familiar territory. Even ABreu MAY have caught that ball.
2006-08-09 20:51:44
420.   singledd
KC up, bottom 9.
2006-08-09 20:51:53
421.   pistolpete
8-9-1 for KC in the 9th. Heeeeeere's Papelbitch!
2006-08-09 20:52:02
422.   tommyl
416 Agreed. Its not Bernie's fault Joe keeps trotting him out there. He made the right play. The wrong play was writing his name with a CF next to it.
2006-08-09 20:52:32
423.   atc
410
And no one associated with Yes or the Yankees will ever question whether a different outfielder would have gotten to that ball.
2006-08-09 20:53:03
424.   phee
Anyway,I'm out. A win is a win is a win. Going to the bottom of the 9th in KC. 4-3 SUX.
2006-08-09 20:55:41
425.   vockins
418 It's 80 x 80 and 6 kb. Even if it doesn't work out, thanks a lot randym77.
2006-08-09 20:56:30
426.   phee
yesssssss, lead off triple of the BONER
2006-08-09 20:56:43
427.   Travis
German triple to the gap, man on 3rd, 0 outs
2006-08-09 20:56:57
428.   phee
off*
2006-08-09 20:57:22
429.   pistolpete
WOW - triple by German! Tying run on 3rd with NO OUTS.
2006-08-09 20:57:23
430.   seamus
triple for KC with no outs! One can always hope... :)
2006-08-09 20:57:27
431.   atc
Nevermind, Joe just said it was a catchable fly ball.
2006-08-09 20:59:25
432.   MVB
"A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into 9 innings" - Earl Wilson

After tonight's game, I agree whole-heartedly.

2006-08-09 20:59:59
433.   randym77
425 Yikes. 6 kb is pretty small. Dunno if a fly out will fit in that limit. A strikeout would be easier. I'll see what I can do.

Damon doesn't know if he'll be able to play tomorrow. He says he's "hobbling around."

We really need to do something about CF, because Damon is always walking wounded by the end of the season.

2006-08-09 21:00:16
434.   singledd
Joe TORRE said it was a catchable fly ball?
2006-08-09 21:02:50
435.   randym77
434 Does this mean he's reconsidering the wisdom of GOB as his only backup CFer?
2006-08-09 21:02:53
436.   phee
Joe said that????? No way. He called Bernie out like that? I find that hard to believe. The BONER is trying to worm his way out of this. Struck out Gathright.
2006-08-09 21:02:59
437.   pistolpete
Randy always manages to bring up the age thing in his post game interviews. What gives?
2006-08-09 21:03:32
438.   phee
yesss, tie game folks
2006-08-09 21:04:05
439.   Travis
Sac fly to left, tie game!

5th blown save for Papelbon.

2006-08-09 21:04:09
440.   atc
Torre said "we were playing no doubles defense, and the ball was up there, it was a catchable flyball and we just got burned there." That's from memory, but he definitely said "it was a catchable fly ball." Now, I was flipping back and forth w/ the Sox game so I missed the question, but what other fly ball could he have been talking about?

And Papelbitch blows it!

2006-08-09 21:04:16
441.   pistolpete
TIE GAME IN KC.
2006-08-09 21:04:17
442.   seamus
tie game for KC!
2006-08-09 21:04:37
443.   kdw
Woo-hoo, Royals win!!
2006-08-09 21:05:09
444.   singledd
343was a question. I agree with 436. Hard to believe Joe would do that to Bernie.
2006-08-09 21:05:16
445.   kdw
443 Oops, guess you can only score one run when only one guy crosses the plate....
2006-08-09 21:05:25
446.   Travis
443 Jumping the gun a little??
2006-08-09 21:05:47
447.   pistolpete
Even if Sox come out of this with a win, it's just nice to see them struggle mightily as they have lately - and against 2nd-tier teams like the Indians and now the Royals.

Hopefully they keep on struggling when we roll into town in a week or so.

DOUBLE by Grudz!

2006-08-09 21:05:55
448.   singledd
Papsmear blows 2 saves and gives up 2 runs this week.
2006-08-09 21:06:12
449.   seamus
Royals win! for real!
2006-08-09 21:06:19
450.   phee
manny didnt even throw the ball, LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2006-08-09 21:06:23
451.   pistolpete
443 Huh?
2006-08-09 21:06:24
452.   Travis
[ROYALS WIN!
2006-08-09 21:06:24
453.   marc
YeESSSS
2006-08-09 21:07:13
454.   tommyl
Papelbitch blows another one!
2006-08-09 21:07:16
455.   3rd gen yankee fan
HOLY COW!!!!!
2006-08-09 21:07:16
456.   kdw
451 I'm psychic.....
2006-08-09 21:07:33
457.   pistolpete
YES! 3 games up...

I love nights like tonight - I'll be exhausted tomorrow, but I'll be smiling the whole damn day.

Nite all!

2006-08-09 21:07:41
458.   phee
MANNY HAD THE BALL IN HIS GLOVE BEFORE GRUDZ HIT 3RD AND DIDNT THROW IT, WTF?????
2006-08-09 21:08:15
459.   singledd
Papsmear LOSES IT. Sux lose.
There will be suicides in B-Town tonight!
2006-08-09 21:08:16
460.   Travis
Sox are now 3-6 in a 9-game stretch against the 3 worst teams in the AL.
2006-08-09 21:08:21
461.   marc
it should be an angry funeral attitude tonight in Boston
2006-08-09 21:08:25
462.   atc
Can't wait for the NESN postgame to come on.
2006-08-09 21:09:22
463.   tocho
360 and they should have been 1-8 if not for that Cleveland "closer"
2006-08-09 21:09:51
464.   randym77
Just Manny being Manny, I guess...
2006-08-09 21:10:15
465.   atc
4 in the loss
2006-08-09 21:10:15
466.   MVB
Wow, this went from a terrifyingly disappointing night ( in the 8th and 9th innings of the Yanks/WSox game) to an awesome one!

Rock on KC!

2006-08-09 21:11:07
467.   pistolpete
First post I see on the MLB Red Sox board:

"Who's ready for some Football?"

2006-08-09 21:11:12
468.   marc
Manny being Manny. Ain't it cute
2006-08-09 21:11:42
469.   tommyl
Lets be up by 5 or more games by the time the Sox get into town. The Twins now lead in the wildcard. And Papi was 0-4, too bad he couldn't stad pad when the Sux had the lead, huh?
2006-08-09 21:11:48
470.   Max
That was completely surreal. Papelbon gives up the leadoff triple, gets battled by Gaithright before blowing him away with a tough pitch, then seems to have DeJesus on the ropes before giving up a very shallow sac fly.

After the sac fly, Papelbon completely comes unraveled and gives up a smoked double over Manny's head to Grudzielanek, then Sweeney immediately whacks a single that Manny charges well but can't get out of his glove.

About as crappy a loss as the Red Sox could possibly suffer.

2006-08-09 21:12:10
471.   Simone
I just saw that the Red Sox lost. What are the odds?! Incredible good fortune for the Yankees.
2006-08-09 21:12:21
472.   randym77
Sweet. Looked like Manny had trouble getting it out of his glove, and just gave up, realizing he wasn't going to get the throw there in time.
2006-08-09 21:12:47
473.   Jen
Sweeney couldn't have come back at a better time.
2006-08-09 21:13:29
474.   pistolpete
OTOH - Yikes, Twins have the WC lead.
2006-08-09 21:14:31
475.   Travis
I think the Red Sox have to consider DFA'ing or at least benching Javy Lopez. He can't field worth a damn (2 wild pitches, 1 passed ball, 2 steals tonight), isn't hitting, and can't handle that pitching staff. He calls for way, way too many fastballs, especially from Papelbon.
2006-08-09 21:16:25
476.   jkay
443 Nice call!
2006-08-09 21:16:55
477.   phee
Yeah, I think Manny bobbled it. If it was a joint he wouldve had it. Good ending. See u fans tomorrow night.
2006-08-09 21:18:44
478.   atc
How come when we're in 2nd place, the media focusses on how many games we're out in the loss column, but now that we're in first, people keep citing the smaller number? Or am I imagining this?
2006-08-09 21:39:11
479.   KBT
Oh man, I just got home. Paperboy blows another one. Too sweet. I'm giddy.
2006-08-09 21:46:07
480.   singledd
Sox hit into ONE DP with 1st and 2nd, 1 out... and TWO DPs with bases loaded and 1 out. Sox get NINE WALKS and still only score 4.

Schill goes tomorrow. I think it's impossible, but if the Sox lose tomorrow, I will be watching EVERY Sports show all day Saturday.

2006-08-09 21:47:22
481.   singledd
I mean all day Friday...
2006-08-09 21:57:25
482.   singledd
We have been playing great and I love this team now but...
considering how crappy our backup catcher is, I CANT BELIEVE WE DIDN'T GET THIS GUY

AVG .299 | HR 18 | RBI 51 | OBP .355 | SLG .542 | OPS .897

Mike Piazza. 1.2 mil. Catching and NOT DHing.
DAMN!

2006-08-09 22:36:05
483.   David
As I heard it, Joe was unclear about the "catchable" fly ball in the ninth. I just listened to Torre's post-game interview on the YES web site. He said the ball Bernie played on a hop was "catchable," but then he said the Yankees were playing in defense to protect against doubles, so the outfielders were deep. That sounded like he was excusing Bernie's failure to get to the ball. I am uncertain whether Joe was implying that some other center fielder would have caught the ball.
2006-08-09 22:52:54
484.   randym77
411 I could not get it below 39k, unfortunately.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze78spq/mo-small.gif

However, if the forum allows you to link to images hosted elsewhere, feel free to use the above link. Sometimes you can get away with larger file sizes if they not uploaded to the message board itself.

2006-08-10 00:31:07
485.   Yu-Hsing Chen
482 I think the Yankees FO thought they were going out to get Piazza when the Phillies offered the a "italian origin catcher"... and accidentally ended up with Sal Fasano.

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