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Moosecapades II: The Revenge
2007-09-18 13:57
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

The Yanks can get an easy series win tonight of Mike Mussina can pick up where he left off in Toronto. Moose returned to the rotation with 5 2/3 shutout innings last Wednesday. Of course he walked three, struck out only one, and got a great deal of help from his defense, but considering how quickly things went all kablooey on him and the resulting jolt to his confidence, it's not impossible that a few innings of good fortune could turn things around just as quickly by confirming his belief that he does in fact still know how to pitch.

Opposing Moose will be Jon Leicester, a 28-year-old righty who had a solid rookie season in the Cubs bullpen in 2004, but pitched his way off the team the following April, struggled in the triple-A rotation, was flipped to the Rangers that winter, lost the 2006 season to a knee injury, joined the Orioles as a minor league free agent, suffered a shoulder injury in May, and has been fighting his way back through the Orioles' minor league system since returning to action in July. Leicester, who posted a 2.29 ERA in 74 2/3 innings across three minor league levels this year (most of them coming in triple-A), will be making his third start for the O's. He beat the Red Sox and Angels in his first two, but for vastly different reasons. Against the Sox he gave up four runs in five innings, but his offense scored eight off Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2 2/3 and went on to a 11-5 win. Against the Angels, however, he turned in an outing that was nearly identical to Mussina's outing in Toronto.

Doug Mienkiewicz, who is 3 for 4 with a pair of walks over the last two games, gets his third straight start today, with Jason Giambi being the odd man out (Matsui plays left, Damon DH).

Comments (386)
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2007-09-18 14:54:07
1.   yankz
UfRP? (Unknown former Relief Pitcher)
2007-09-18 14:59:08
2.   Cliff Corcoran
1 True, he's never faced the Yanks before. He was always a starter in the minors, however.
2007-09-18 15:12:08
3.   Vandelay Industries
I take it this means that Kennedy is no longer in the rotation? I know Phil may be the future, but Kennedy is better right now.
2007-09-18 15:18:27
4.   unmoderated
last i heard, joe & co are going with a six man rotation. makes sense; get the older guys some rest, keep innings low on the young guys, and see what moose has.

also, if you look on the right, ian is set to pitch saturday.

2007-09-18 15:23:59
5.   Vandelay Industries
4 Ok cool. I got a little nervous there. I've buried the hatchet with Joe Torre, but clearly without the kids this team wouldn't be where it is right now, and there is no reason to change at this point.
2007-09-18 15:25:30
6.   monkeypants
I guess Torre likes Damon's bat leading off, but I would rather see Giambi DH on days when Minky gets the nod at 1B (which, hopefully, is rare). Then Damon is still available to PH and PR, or go in as LIDR for Matsui in left.
2007-09-18 15:27:18
7.   monkeypants
6 Whoops--Pete Abe said that Giambi was sore after getting beaned, so that's why he got the day off.
2007-09-18 15:29:50
8.   Vandelay Industries
6 I have thought about that. I don't mind Damon's bat and speed leading off, as Melky isn't a viable option right now. Giambi can come off the bench at any point if we need him. I think it has worked out pretty well since Jason came back. This without mentioning that Doug has been pretty solid since returning from the DL. I know there is a lot of hate for Scrabble around these parts, but he deserves some time for saving our asses the past few days.
2007-09-18 15:36:30
9.   bartap74
8 I just hope this doesn't mean that Joe has once again fallen for Scrabble and his high veteranosity. There is no way that he should be the regular first baseman for a contending team.
2007-09-18 15:42:34
10.   Vandelay Industries
9 I agree. With Arod beginning to slump a bit and Melky a ghost at the plate, I would prefer starting Giambi at 1B and going to Doug later in the game. I like Damon in LF, but Joe can alternate to get Matsui some rest.
2007-09-18 15:44:35
11.   monkeypants
8 But if Melky's bat has fallen off so much (and it has), then maybe he should be benched? In effect, Torre is trading Giambi's for Melky, and I'm not sure right now melky's defense makes up for it.

I don't think Minky deserves anything. He's made some nice plays, which is what he's supposed to do, but we need to avoid the siren's song--he's just not that good and the more he runs out there, the more his bat will be exposed.

2007-09-18 15:50:05
12.   Vandelay Industries
11 True, but Damon cannot play another nine inning game in CF, it is just that simple. A saved run is almost as good as an RBI.
2007-09-18 15:56:55
13.   monkeypants
12 I just don't get it. Damon is the greatest LF defensively to walk the earth (as many seem to argue--OK, I'm exaggerating), yet he can't play nine innings in CF? Will he burst into flames? Will he fail to catch every ball? Will every ball that he doesn't get to lead to a run scoring? And even if that's the case, why not start him in CF and bring Melky in as a LIDR? I'm not talking about permanently keeping Damon in CF, but rather trying to keep enough strong bats in the lineup to offset the occasional starts by Minky or Molina.
2007-09-18 16:01:28
14.   Vandelay Industries
13 Well. First, every single sends the runner from first to third, and every single scores the run from second with Damon in CF. Second, if the Yankees don't win even without Giambi in the lineup, quite frankly, they don't deserve to. Our lineup is better than any other in the AL without any two of the 1-6 hitters in the lineup. The thinking that going with Doug over Giambi or Molina over Posada will turn a game is more a commentary on the remaining batters than anything else.
2007-09-18 16:09:36
15.   C2Coke
Let's Go, Yankees!
2007-09-18 16:09:47
16.   monkeypants
14 "Our lineup is better than any other in the AL without any two of the 1-6 hitters in the lineup. The thinking that going with Doug over Giambi or Molina over Posada will turn a game is more a commentary on the remaining batters than anything else."

Maybe, but their pitching not the best, with starters who often do not go deep and a BP weak in middle relief (and especially tonight, with Mo, Viz, Joba, and Farnsworth [ack] not available). They need, in general, to score a lot to win. To think that they can sacrifice two of their better bats on a given night and expect the rest of the line-up to "carry' the Minky's is flawed startegic thinking; indeed, it's much of what got the team into such a deep whole at the beginning of the year.

2007-09-18 16:12:04
17.   ny2ca2dc
That was a frigin inspiring play - the Moose knows how to field his position.
2007-09-18 16:14:09
18.   monkeypants
Yay Moose! Hopefully "Good Moose" shows up tonight and renders all my griping moot!
2007-09-18 16:14:56
19.   Yankees Brasil
Good start for Moose.
2007-09-18 16:18:53
20.   ny2ca2dc
Maybe Jeter's coming out of it & the Sawx series wasn't a fluke. That was a Jeter standard hit.
2007-09-18 16:34:28
21.   mehmattski
So tonight's starting pitcher is Jon Lester on ice?
2007-09-18 16:35:34
22.   Schteeve
If the Yankees win this game I will guarantee a playoff berth, to the media, and my fans. Let's GO YANKEES!
2007-09-18 16:39:52
23.   Schteeve
That ball was like 4 feet outside.
2007-09-18 16:40:56
24.   mehmattski
23 Gameday agrees with you, but the fourth pitch (called a ball) was directly over the plate at the knees.
2007-09-18 16:44:45
25.   Schteeve
24 Yeah, this has been a pretty bad year for umpiring.
2007-09-18 16:52:27
26.   Yankees Brasil
Where's the offense?
2007-09-18 16:52:41
27.   RIYank
Just got here.
What's the deal -- is Leicester throwing really well, or is it URP syndrome?
2007-09-18 16:53:26
28.   ny2ca2dc
Quiet night
2007-09-18 16:55:31
29.   yankz
32 (I believe) Arod PA without an XBH.
2007-09-18 16:58:54
30.   RIYank
Wow.
I know the O's suck, but Moose is terrific.
2007-09-18 16:59:41
31.   mehmattski
Four strikeouts in 10 outs? Who is this guy, and what did he do with Mike Mussina. He stole Phil Hughes' soul, didn't he. Freaking soul stealer.
2007-09-18 17:00:41
32.   ny2ca2dc
Wow. Good Moose!
2007-09-18 17:01:05
33.   mehmattski
All right, time to score some runs. 1... 2... 3... Go!
2007-09-18 17:02:14
34.   RIYank
If Impostor Moose can go seven, our bullpen might survive. I'm nominating Ross Oh.
2007-09-18 17:04:43
35.   SF Yanks
Jeter's back. Finally.
2007-09-18 17:05:09
36.   ny2ca2dc
Here we go.

34 Second. Would love to see some 'Dorf, see what he's made of

2007-09-18 17:05:21
37.   RIYank
33 Geez.
You could have done that at the beginning of the game.
2007-09-18 17:05:30
38.   seamus
ok, that is where we should hit them!
2007-09-18 17:06:41
39.   SF Yanks
Right down the pipe! Lets go Alex!
2007-09-18 17:07:41
40.   SF Yanks
34 3rd. I think he's got some potential and I rather see him in the post season than say, Bruney.
2007-09-18 17:08:30
41.   mehmattski
Yuck. Way off the plate.
2007-09-18 17:08:50
42.   RIYank
Impostor A-Rod accompanies Impostor Moose. I guess I can put up with it, but only on Mussina's pitching day.
2007-09-18 17:08:58
43.   SF Yanks
These Yankee hitters trade off hot and cold streaks like it's the thing to do.
2007-09-18 17:09:56
44.   mehmattski
Oh no! There goes Tokyo!
2007-09-18 17:10:29
45.   RIYank
Ah. Sweet release!

STOMP STOMP STOMP. Baltimore = Tokyo.

2007-09-18 17:16:04
46.   mehmattski
Jesus, Sterling. Calm yourself, man, it's just a foul ball.
2007-09-18 17:19:40
47.   randym77
Well, I think we can pencil Minky onto the post-season roster.
2007-09-18 17:19:41
48.   pistolpete
WHAT?!!!!!!!!!! Scrabble?!!!!!!
2007-09-18 17:19:51
49.   yankz
HA!
2007-09-18 17:20:18
50.   monkeypants
And Minky says, "Screw you, Monkeypants!"
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2007-09-18 17:20:19
51.   seamus
Stink-God!
2007-09-18 17:20:26
52.   seamus
HA!
2007-09-18 17:20:27
53.   rbs10025
Oh, that was delightful. Sterling did not have an over-used catchphrase for Mintyfresh's home run.
2007-09-18 17:20:33
54.   nemecizer
No fucking way.
2007-09-18 17:20:35
55.   Schteeve
Ladies and gents, your world series MVP, Dougie Baseball.
2007-09-18 17:20:36
56.   yankz
OK, I would really appreciate if Arod hit a double or something. I know I'm being demanding, but Minky just homered. Arod should at least be able to hit a 6 or 7 run bomb.
2007-09-18 17:20:39
57.   ny2ca2dc
Stink!!!! Ha!!!
2007-09-18 17:20:55
58.   Chyll Will
48 Triple Word Score!!!
2007-09-18 17:21:03
59.   mehmattski
K, it's officially bizarro world now. Cats and dogs, living together, etc.
2007-09-18 17:21:28
60.   pistolpete
58 ROFL...
2007-09-18 17:21:52
61.   Bob B
I think alien beings invaded Minky when he was in Rehab.....just too strange
2007-09-18 17:21:52
62.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Minky 07 = Dent/Doyle 78.

We're riding this Hoss to another championship.

2007-09-18 17:22:24
63.   mehmattski
Suzyn: "We are all gonna learn about Rocky Cherry together."

Must. Resist. Innuendo.

2007-09-18 17:22:46
64.   nemecizer
Yankess putting a beating on Leicester this inning. Didn't he come in with only 40 pitches thrown? He's at 76 now.
2007-09-18 17:23:29
65.   Chyll Will
63 Pass...
2007-09-18 17:23:48
66.   pistolpete
62 Just make sure we get the ball after the last out.
2007-09-18 17:25:04
67.   yankz
BOS 1 TOR 1
DET 4 CLE 4
2007-09-18 17:29:07
68.   randym77
66 If he wins the WS for us, he can keep the ball.
2007-09-18 17:29:56
69.   Schteeve
And whoever gave Moose the keys to the wayback machine, thanks!
2007-09-18 17:30:36
70.   Chyll Will
Pooper-scooper!
2007-09-18 17:30:44
71.   yankz
Cruisina
2007-09-18 17:31:26
72.   mehmattski
Papi with a 2-out double, scores Dusty, 2-1 Boston, top of the 5th.
2007-09-18 17:33:51
73.   nemecizer
Moosterpiece tonight?
2007-09-18 17:34:21
74.   yankz
Full name: "Rocky Ty Cherry"

Pop that Cherry, Captain!

2007-09-18 17:34:46
75.   yankz
Or, in the immortal words of weeping, Jerk it out!
2007-09-18 17:35:41
76.   mehmattski
Cherry's game log with the Orioles

0.1 IP, 4 ER
2.0 IP, 0 ER
2.1 IP, 1 ER
2.0 IP, 0 ER
3.0 IP, 3 ER
1.2 IP, 0 ER

Following the pattern, he should give up some runs this time out. His performance in the American League thus far has been... ahem... Rocky...

2007-09-18 17:35:50
77.   Jersey
"Rocky Cherry"? Are they serious?

That's almost as good as Yare Yur-Yens.

2007-09-18 17:36:16
78.   Chyll Will
74 Pretty please...
2007-09-18 17:36:20
79.   nemecizer
This guy's name can't really be Rocky Cherry.

Sounds like a flavor of ice cream.

Mmmmm, ice cream.

2007-09-18 17:36:57
80.   yankz
7 out of 8 pitches were balls, and Abreu swings 3-0? With Arod on deck?
2007-09-18 17:37:42
81.   Bob B
Nancy Drew Strikes out to end the Red Sox threat
2007-09-18 17:38:41
82.   Bob B
A-Rod needs to get hot again
2007-09-18 17:39:21
83.   Yankees Brasil
80 I think the count was 2-1
2007-09-18 17:39:27
84.   yankz
WTF Alex. This is getting old.
2007-09-18 17:39:49
85.   yankz
83 Gameday says 3-0, I just double checked.
2007-09-18 17:40:41
86.   Jersey
Fifty-two, schmifty-too. Trade him!
2007-09-18 17:41:33
87.   yankz
86 Seriously, what have you done for me lately!
2007-09-18 17:41:43
88.   Yankees Brasil
85 I thought it showed 2-1 on YES, but then again I'm really tired. My bad.
2007-09-18 17:43:32
89.   yankz
Rocko looks like he could be Mink's younger brother.
2007-09-18 17:44:45
90.   Jersey
Trade Gojira too! And let some needy kid use his helmet for a bathtub.
2007-09-18 17:45:09
91.   Chyll Will
"If life is a bowl of cherries, why do I end up with the pits?" :'
2007-09-18 17:50:20
92.   RIYank
91 Way to silence the crowd!
2007-09-18 17:52:21
93.   yankz
Cruisina at 80 pitches. At this rate he could go 8.
2007-09-18 17:53:17
94.   Mattpat11
I really feel good for the Moose.
2007-09-18 17:53:31
95.   Chyll Will
92 I hesitated on that one myself. I'll leave now (Kappa Mikey's on...)
2007-09-18 17:56:33
96.   RIYank
Tigers: 4 runs on 12 hits
Tribe: 4 runs on 3 hits.
2007-09-18 17:57:24
97.   rabid stan
I know I'm a little late for all the Rocky Cherry chatter, but that Gameday photo is top ten.
2007-09-18 17:57:47
98.   yankz
It is pretty dead today around here. Don't worry guys, Farns is unavailable today.
2007-09-18 17:58:31
99.   yankz
I would love to hear a nugget of info indicating that Joba and Phil are going to work out with Rocket this winter.
2007-09-18 17:59:52
100.   RIYank
I'm going to write to Ben & Jerry about a new flavor.
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2007-09-18 18:00:38
101.   yankz
Rocky Cherry is what happens when you eat too much pasta.
2007-09-18 18:01:25
102.   Bob B
Mets blow a 7-3 lead now trail Nats 8-7. Poor Willie.
2007-09-18 18:01:34
103.   yankz
Well, it was nice while it lasted.
2007-09-18 18:01:47
104.   RIYank
Okay, I'm not writing to B&J after all.
2007-09-18 18:03:54
105.   Chyll Will
100 Thanks, but I'm gonna work on "Chyll Willyum" myself >;)
2007-09-18 18:04:34
106.   RIYank
105 "I'll have a double cone, one scoop of each, please."
2007-09-18 18:04:51
107.   OldYanksFan
hmmmmmmmmm...
I just tuned in to MLB.TV a few minutes ago to hear Kaye say: "Rocky Cherry on the mound". This had me baffled for quite a while.

Remember earlier when we were Bantering about 'great dirty' baseball names? I guess Rocky Cherry and Dick Burns should be considered a tandem.

2007-09-18 18:05:07
108.   RIYank
What are the main ingredients of yours? (Rocky Cherry is obvious.)
2007-09-18 18:05:09
109.   Mattpat11
Moose, should, barring disaster, continue the ten streak.

Next stop is 250.

2007-09-18 18:06:33
110.   yankz
I can't believe no one has popped (one off) the cherry yet.
2007-09-18 18:06:42
111.   SF Yanks
109 Do you know if that is a one of its kind type of record?
2007-09-18 18:08:03
112.   SF Yanks
If Moose get 3 more outs without giving up a run, he should break out of the 5 era and into the 4's.
2007-09-18 18:08:20
113.   RIYank
Martinez solo homer! Cleveland now has five runs on four hits.
2007-09-18 18:09:37
114.   bartap74
Anyone else want to see Rocky Cherry face Coco Crisp? Sounds like a great Carvel cake.
2007-09-18 18:11:51
115.   Mattpat11
That was scary.
2007-09-18 18:12:40
116.   Chyll Will
108 I'm open to suggestions at the moment. I know nuts are involved...
2007-09-18 18:12:41
117.   RIYank
114 And don't forget mousse. And maybe some Melky.
2007-09-18 18:12:49
118.   OldYanksFan
Ya know... being 53, I was a child of the 60s/70s and did my fair share of recreational drugs. Yet, I named my daughter 'Jessica' (after the Allman Brothers tune). What the fuck were Rocky Cherry's parents thinking?

I mean, even 'Moonunit Cherry' wouldn't have been as bad.

2007-09-18 18:15:18
119.   RIYank
Cleveland has opened up a lead, 7-4.

118 I'm thinking he didn't get that first name from his parents. Unless they really loved John Denver?

2007-09-18 18:15:49
120.   Chyll Will
118 If he has kids, would they call him Pop?
2007-09-18 18:15:56
121.   RIYank
116 Eggplant?
2007-09-18 18:16:01
122.   Mattpat11
118 Every day I thank God that my parents had the good sense to name me Matthew.
2007-09-18 18:16:09
123.   nemecizer
Cleveland up 7-4.

Here's to hoping we go up to 4-1/2 over tonight.

2007-09-18 18:16:29
124.   OldYanksFan
113 Cleveland leads 7-4 (on 6 hits).
2007-09-18 18:16:55
125.   RIYank
Indians now have 7 runs on 6 hits!
2007-09-18 18:17:15
126.   Mattpat11
124 Tonight could be the end of the Tigers, for all intents and purposes.
2007-09-18 18:18:10
127.   Mattpat11
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!
2007-09-18 18:18:12
128.   Zack
Dudes, who is this guy on the mound and what did he do with Moose?
2007-09-18 18:18:14
129.   JeremyM
How does Moose look? I assume pretty well, I know it's Baltimore but 5 Ks is big for him right now.
2007-09-18 18:18:34
130.   3rd gen yankee fan
Lester's getting pulled for... Manny Delcarmen. Oh goody. Let's hope TO can put something together.
2007-09-18 18:18:38
131.   Mattpat11
Bob is back!
2007-09-18 18:18:42
132.   RIYank
Great finish for the Moose! Wow.

I think maybe the fact that the Orioles are planning their Fall vacations may have helped.

2007-09-18 18:18:52
133.   yankz
Seriously, is that Dan Haren with a Moose mask on?
2007-09-18 18:19:03
134.   Chyll Will
121 I said suggestion, not torture...
2007-09-18 18:19:13
135.   Mattpat11
129 Six now. :)
2007-09-18 18:19:21
136.   nemecizer
MOOSTERPIECE!!!
2007-09-18 18:19:27
137.   yankz
In game WHIP = .57.
K/9 = 9.
2007-09-18 18:20:23
138.   SF Yanks
Awesome job Moose! I'm really happy for him. He pitched his ass off tonight and he deserves his streak extended.
2007-09-18 18:20:42
139.   yankz
I've looked it up a million places, and I really, really think his birth name is Rocky Ty Cherry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Cherry

2007-09-18 18:20:49
140.   rabid stan
129 He's looked great. As Kay said, he only just let a runner past first. Everything's working (great movement on the fastball) and I haven't seen him make a mistake, so it's not like Baltimore has let him get away with anything.
2007-09-18 18:21:12
141.   RIYank
134 Ohhhh, right.
I used to make the same mistake when I worked for the CIA. So embarrassing.
2007-09-18 18:21:43
142.   Mattpat11
137 Isn't his in game K 7.7?
2007-09-18 18:22:27
143.   yankz
142 Doh. For some reason I thought it was the 6th still.
2007-09-18 18:23:02
144.   yankz
Gameday makes it look like pitch 1 is Jeter's heart.
2007-09-18 18:23:12
145.   Mattpat11
143 Still impressive.
2007-09-18 18:23:14
146.   OldYanksFan
Moose's best outing of the year?
Man, it would be great if he was really back.
I like having a 6 man rotation.
Everyone stays fresh, no one is overworked.
Maybe after we clinch, we move IPK/Moose to the BP to give the BP a little rest going into the PS?
2007-09-18 18:23:17
147.   Chyll Will
141 You guys...
2007-09-18 18:23:41
148.   RIYank
I'm smiling hard. Great to see Jeter back!
2007-09-18 18:23:43
149.   Mattpat11
Jeter should stick his tongue out now.
2007-09-18 18:24:09
150.   yankz
He's back to that "fine wine" phase.
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2007-09-18 18:24:23
151.   Mattpat11
146 I think if we clinch, you let Moose try to go for as many wins as he can.
2007-09-18 18:24:42
152.   SF Yanks
We can all safely say, he's back, right? Just in time for some post season.
2007-09-18 18:25:03
153.   SF Yanks
Hopefully, he and ARod didn't trade places.
2007-09-18 18:25:30
154.   JeremyM
150 And not the "fine whine" phase he some times goes through:)
2007-09-18 18:26:24
155.   yankz
I know it's "down to the wire" and all that jazz, but hasn't Arod benefited from days off this year?
2007-09-18 18:26:31
156.   Mattpat11
going to bottom 8 in TO.
2007-09-18 18:27:27
157.   Mattpat11
155 If we win and Detroit loses tonight, we might be able to res him
2007-09-18 18:27:55
158.   Mattpat11
Gagne coming in
2007-09-18 18:28:02
159.   RIYank
152 Hm, conservation of heat.
So the thing to do is get all of the cold into, say, Dougie, then bench him.
2007-09-18 18:28:24
160.   SF Yanks
Why can't the Blue Jays simply score 3 runs in this game? How hard is that?
2007-09-18 18:28:43
161.   OldYanksFan
Another Cabrera?
Ya know...
these days...
it seems every player is named Cabrera.
2007-09-18 18:29:17
162.   SF Yanks
If ARod can't get this run in, then somethings wrong. Sorta.
2007-09-18 18:29:23
163.   RIYank
I'm calling an RBI for Alex.
2007-09-18 18:29:33
164.   nemecizer
BTW, has everyone seen this video yet? Simply amazing.

http://tinyurl.com/yvykgp

2007-09-18 18:29:40
165.   3rd gen yankee fan
Blech blue jays!
2007-09-18 18:30:19
166.   SF Yanks
Wait, ARod doesn't get an RBI if he grounds into a double play but the run scores?
2007-09-18 18:30:33
167.   Mattpat11
Reed Johnson is awful
2007-09-18 18:30:58
168.   RIYank
Damn me 163 . Only mehmattski's predictions have the power tonight 33 .
2007-09-18 18:31:00
169.   JeremyM
I hope Papelbon doesn't feel into it tonight.
2007-09-18 18:31:02
170.   yankz
166 No RBI on GIDP.
2007-09-18 18:31:47
171.   RIYank
166 Correct.
2007-09-18 18:31:50
172.   Mattpat11
Come on Hideki. Get to 100.
2007-09-18 18:32:46
173.   cult of basebaal
167 scott ian called and he wants his goatee from 1988 back ...

reed vs gagne is an epic battle of horrid facial hair

2007-09-18 18:33:36
174.   SF Yanks
170 171 Wow, never heard of that.
2007-09-18 18:33:43
175.   Marcus
164 That is crazy!
2007-09-18 18:33:50
176.   Start Spreading the News
It looks like Gagne is back to being overpowering. His pitches are moving a ton today and the batters aren't even close.

That balances out Okajima being worn out.

Sox will have an easy time of winning this game once they get past the Big Hurt's spot in the lineup.

2007-09-18 18:34:25
177.   RIYank
Nice!

We have to score ten runs/game to break 1000, so keep piling it on, boys.

2007-09-18 18:36:14
178.   Mattpat11
176 Gagne regained all his velocity around the time he mysteriously stopped being a fat slob.
2007-09-18 18:38:01
179.   Shaun P
177 Sounds like a realistic goal. =)

I really hope good Moose sticks around for, oh, another 6 weeks or so.

2007-09-18 18:38:52
180.   Start Spreading the News
In a very questionable move, the Blue Jays are pinch running for Frank thomas. So if they tie it, they lose the guy who hit 3 homers for them yesterday.

And predictably the next guy got a base hit, and the pinch runner moved up one base.

2007-09-18 18:41:17
181.   monkeypants
171 Yep, no RBI on a DP. This never made sense to me: you can't assume a DP (hence no error on poor throw from second to third allowing the trail runner to be safe, so long as the lead runner is out)--therefore, baeball's scoring logic considers a DP a difficult, not routine, play. Yet if a batter hits into a DP he is penalized by being deprived of an RBI.

Oh well, the funny quirks of scoring rules.

2007-09-18 18:41:53
182.   monkeypants
181 should refer to 174 .
2007-09-18 18:42:24
183.   RIYank
Yeah, Gagne is back to his old form all right. He's loaded the bases on two walks and a single.
2007-09-18 18:42:26
184.   Shaun P
180 And the guy who did the pinch running is a catcher! Unreal.
2007-09-18 18:42:29
185.   vockins
173 salut
2007-09-18 18:42:38
186.   Mattpat11
bases loaded for Zaun.
2007-09-18 18:43:10
187.   yankz
Dougie D!
2007-09-18 18:43:12
188.   nemecizer
Gag-me loaded the bases.
2007-09-18 18:43:15
189.   Start Spreading the News
Bases loaded with 2 outs still and Papelbon is warming.
2007-09-18 18:43:18
190.   Mattpat11
the last three pitches from gagne weren't close.
2007-09-18 18:43:28
191.   Shaun P
183 Let's hope "he almost was a Yankee" Gregg Zaun comes through here.

177 Just one more run to go!

2007-09-18 18:43:51
192.   Start Spreading the News
I wish the Yanks could give some of the runs they are scoring tonight to the Blue Jays
2007-09-18 18:44:09
193.   Mattpat11
2-0 for Zaun
2007-09-18 18:44:15
194.   Mattpat11
3-0
2007-09-18 18:44:16
195.   Chyll Will
177 Melky heard you...
2007-09-18 18:44:32
196.   yankz
Melky has 3 RBI.
2007-09-18 18:44:34
197.   Mattpat11
3-1
2007-09-18 18:44:45
198.   Start Spreading the News
Now that the pinch runner for Frank Thomas can score on anything, the move is really looking bad.
2007-09-18 18:44:49
199.   OldYanksFan
And Gagme walks 3 in the 8th, the last one forces in the tying run.
2007-09-18 18:44:58
200.   SF Yanks
Tie game!
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2007-09-18 18:45:03
201.   Mattpat11
Zaun walks. Tie game
2007-09-18 18:45:08
202.   nemecizer
And Gag-me walks in the tying run.
2007-09-18 18:45:15
203.   JeremyM
For anyone here that likes Pearl Jam, I'm listening to the new Eddie Vedder project, and I think it's pretty good. I think I'll have to check out the movie as well.

I almost hesitate to bring up music here, you guys are way over my heads--I'm like Manny Ramirez and hitting: hear song, like song.

2007-09-18 18:45:17
204.   monkeypants
180 I saw that (it's the only game on here in Montreal). I guess you can argue that since they are losing in the eighth, theyhave to worry more about the tying run than subsequent ABs by Thomas. On the other hand, PR with two outs, when the odds of scoring are so slender, seems like a waste. And as you observe, the runner only reached second (and then was walked to third!).

Yay! Gagne just walked in the tying run! This may work out for the Jays yet.

2007-09-18 18:45:38
205.   RIYank
I heart Eric Gagne.
2007-09-18 18:45:45
206.   Mattpat11
Are we sure the Yankees didn't acquire Eric Gagne?
2007-09-18 18:46:07
207.   Mattpat11
1-1 on Luna
2007-09-18 18:46:07
208.   JeremyM
Wow, they're going to fly up to Toronto and kill Gagne.
2007-09-18 18:46:09
209.   Mike T
Go Gagne go!!!!!!....lmao
2007-09-18 18:46:16
210.   nemecizer
Gagme is all over the place tonight.
2007-09-18 18:46:39
211.   Mattpat11
1-2
2007-09-18 18:46:44
212.   Mike T
A single, a walk and a walk by Gagne. That's what we pay him for!
2007-09-18 18:46:56
213.   RIYank
Mattpat11, don't forget, the Jays have a lethal weapon on the bench. At any moment Lyle Overbay could pinch hit!
2007-09-18 18:47:22
214.   Mattpat11
2-2
2007-09-18 18:47:40
215.   Start Spreading the News
Now if you are a pinch hitter for the Blue Jays with the bases loaded and two outs, why do you jump out of the way of a ball that is clearly going to hit you??? That was the winning run!!!
2007-09-18 18:47:41
216.   Mattpat11
213 One can only hope.
2007-09-18 18:47:49
217.   Mattpat11
3-2
2007-09-18 18:48:11
218.   yankz
We're only 3 back in the loss column.
2007-09-18 18:48:25
219.   monkeypants
What's Moose's pitch total? With the big lead would you send him out for the eigth and save the BP, or trust that the lead is safe enough for the expanded roster slop?

Yay! Jays!

2007-09-18 18:48:27
220.   3rd gen yankee fan
Are you enjoying this? I really am enjoying this. Can you just feel all of Boston sweating???
2007-09-18 18:48:32
221.   JeremyM
213 Why'd you get him started? Do me a favor, don't post anything about how even Farnsworth can protect this 12-run lead:)
2007-09-18 18:48:35
222.   OldYanksFan
Toronto up 4-2!
2007-09-18 18:48:37
223.   nemecizer
NICE!
2007-09-18 18:48:44
224.   yankz
Trade him.
2007-09-18 18:48:52
225.   Eirias
Thank you, Gagne. I appreciate the generosity.
2007-09-18 18:48:53
226.   RIYank
Eric Eric Eric!!!!

This is a very good night for me.

2007-09-18 18:48:59
227.   3rd gen yankee fan
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
2007-09-18 18:49:00
228.   3rd gen yankee fan
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
2007-09-18 18:49:07
229.   OldYanksFan
Run #5 thrown out at the plate. Bottom of the 8th coming.
2007-09-18 18:49:07
230.   yankz
221 He couldn't, but Igawa OTOH...
2007-09-18 18:49:30
231.   Mattpat11
You think Boston can hear us coming?
2007-09-18 18:49:33
232.   yankz
219 98 + long rest = DeSalvo?
2007-09-18 18:49:36
233.   Start Spreading the News
Gagne got out it by giving up a bases clearing double and having the runner thrown out at home after two runs score!
2007-09-18 18:49:50
234.   cult of basebaal
4-2 jays ... man, how tight will all the sphincters in beantown be after tonite???
2007-09-18 18:50:12
235.   3rd gen yankee fan
It's unbelieveable how bad Gagne has been!
2007-09-18 18:50:12
236.   OldYanksFan
Are we SURE the Yankees didn't sign Gagne?
2007-09-18 18:50:18
237.   JeremyM
And we didn't have to trade Melky and Kennedy for this kind of production.
2007-09-18 18:50:26
238.   Mattpat11
229 Top of the ninth
2007-09-18 18:50:55
239.   monkeypants
[221 We're safe--Farnsworth is unavailable, rendering the discussion 'mute.'
2007-09-18 18:50:56
240.   yankz
Let's not put too much faith in the Toronto bullpen just yet gentlemen (and women).
2007-09-18 18:51:27
241.   JeremyM
Didn't Toronto's "closer" just blow one against Boston?
2007-09-18 18:51:33
242.   OldYanksFan
229 My bad. Top of the 9th.
2007-09-18 18:51:48
243.   yankz
220 Feels like we haven't had a good old-fashioned blowout in a while.
2007-09-18 18:52:07
244.   Zack
Good ol' gagne...
2007-09-18 18:52:37
245.   BklynBmr
Wow! I'm superstitious about stuff like this. Could not glance at the progress on Yahoo! Sports. Had to sweat it out here. The Banter comes through yet again! Go Jays! And Go Rays!
2007-09-18 18:52:38
246.   OldYanksFan
Veritek up. 2-1 count.
Oops. Tek grounds out to 1st. One out.
2007-09-18 18:52:53
247.   Mattpat11
Who is this man?
2007-09-18 18:52:55
248.   vockins
Je t'aime le suck du Gagne.
2007-09-18 18:53:01
249.   Matt J
236 "Hi, Eric? Brian Cashman. Uh-huh. Look, Eric, we want to give you a ton of money. Huh? No, no. You're not going to play for us..."
2007-09-18 18:53:09
250.   Shaun P
240 Looks like Burnett is staying in, so we don't have to!

One out!

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2007-09-18 18:53:11
251.   RIYank
240 No, I agree.
But one thing's in the bag: Eric Gagne still sucks. So that's a very good evening when you combine it with a big win for the Yankees. And a loss for the Tigers?
2007-09-18 18:53:17
252.   monkeypants
241 Burnett's still in the game!
2007-09-18 18:53:25
253.   yankz
If Mo was unavailable for a night in the PS, do you make Joba the closer?
2007-09-18 18:53:39
254.   yankz
Jose Veras for PS roster!
2007-09-18 18:53:43
255.   BklynBmr
249 LOL!
2007-09-18 18:53:51
256.   yankz
252 Holy hell that's amazing!
2007-09-18 18:54:08
257.   OldYanksFan
Mr. Moss Ks. 2 outs.
2007-09-18 18:54:31
258.   nemecizer
One out to go!
2007-09-18 18:54:35
259.   yankz
Oof, I just remembered that we still have to get through Burnett, Halladay, and Co.
2007-09-18 18:54:54
260.   Eirias
It is also hard for me to imagine rooting for Burnett, given how he went again Kennedy, but here I am.
2007-09-18 18:54:55
261.   seamus
A Boston collapse would seem to be too good to be true. But I cannot help but hope for it.
2007-09-18 18:55:02
262.   monkeypants
250 It is remarkable...last night the Jays starter pitched the whole game, and now they are trying to pull that nonsense again tonight with Burnett. That's just not how baseball is played.
2007-09-18 18:55:18
263.   RIYank
250 Yay! And throwing flames, still.
2007-09-18 18:55:22
264.   Shaun P
Kiddie crew in in Baltimore.

Two out in Toronto . . . (crossing fingers)

2007-09-18 18:55:44
265.   yankz
8 pitches. No way (you reach base on) Jose.
2007-09-18 18:55:56
266.   3rd gen yankee fan
259 Yes. So I won't get cocky. (yet)
2007-09-18 18:56:01
267.   OldYanksFan
Lugo HR. 4-3, 2 outs.
2007-09-18 18:56:02
268.   RIYank
Oops.
(Lugo homers. I figure everyone here is also tracking that game, though.)
2007-09-18 18:56:04
269.   Mattpat11
Lugo homers. 4-3
2007-09-18 18:56:16
270.   Start Spreading the News
Lugo hits a homer. Crap.
2007-09-18 18:56:23
271.   3rd gen yankee fan
Uh oh.
2007-09-18 18:56:25
272.   nemecizer
That was unfortunate. Toronto up 4-3 with the top of the rotation up.
2007-09-18 18:56:32
273.   Javi Javi
I just watched Gagne's meltdown--it was something to behold. He could not throw a strike, and was barking at the ump for calling a fastball that was at least a foot off the plate a ball. Amazing.

uh oh, Lugo just homered.

2007-09-18 18:56:49
274.   Shaun P
262 Fine with me. Let them burn out before the Yanks have to face 'em again!
2007-09-18 18:56:57
275.   monkeypants
262 Phew, HR by Lugo and now Burnett is getting pulled. That'll teach them to pull that stunt. Back-to-back complete games indeed...
2007-09-18 18:56:57
276.   Jersey
On Burnett's 124th pitch, no less.
2007-09-18 18:57:02
277.   yankz
268 I'm not, it's very appreciated (from all of you).
2007-09-18 18:57:19
278.   BklynBmr
270 Hopefully it was be as meaningful as Lowell's Sunday night...
2007-09-18 18:57:41
279.   seamus
261 oh crap. I so jinxed Toronto... :(
2007-09-18 18:58:31
280.   Mattpat11
Don't let it get to Fatty. Just get Elsbury out
2007-09-18 18:58:49
281.   Mattpat11
Ball 1.
2007-09-18 18:58:58
282.   nemecizer
Is Scott Downs the ugliest man in baseball?
2007-09-18 18:59:06
283.   Mattpat11
1-1
2007-09-18 18:59:19
284.   Mattpat11
282 Jay Gibbons?
2007-09-18 18:59:25
285.   Mattpat11
2-1
2007-09-18 18:59:34
286.   yankz
282 I thought I had stumbled upon the Sex Offenders List website.
2007-09-18 18:59:38
287.   Mattpat11
2-2
2007-09-18 18:59:55
288.   OldYanksFan
Ballgame, 4-3. Let the heavy drinking in Boston begin.
2007-09-18 18:59:59
289.   yankz
YES!
2007-09-18 19:00:12
290.   Mattpat11
STRIKE 3!
2007-09-18 19:00:12
291.   RIYank
Ellsbury K's, game over! (For yankz)
2007-09-18 19:00:22
292.   nemecizer
Nice!

BOSTON SUCKS!
BOSTON SUCKS!
BOSTON SUCKS!

2007-09-18 19:00:22
293.   yankz
I can smell the urine from here.
2007-09-18 19:00:35
294.   Mike T
Toronto 4-3 Boston Final
2007-09-18 19:00:41
295.   yankz
291 Make checks payable to "yankz"
2007-09-18 19:00:44
296.   monkeypants
B-I-G strike zone in Toronto, and I'll take it...
2007-09-18 19:00:52
297.   alterity
man, and i thought dingle-bury was the second coming of god. at least that's what gammons says. . .
2007-09-18 19:00:57
298.   3rd gen yankee fan
Thank YEW Toranna!
2007-09-18 19:01:01
299.   Mattpat11
Mags is up top nine on one on, no out down three in Cleveland
2007-09-18 19:01:05
300.   yankz
295 Oh, I guess I'll let this copyright infringement slide, since I'm very grateful.
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2007-09-18 19:01:12
301.   Javi Javi
Panic in the streets of Boston!!
2007-09-18 19:01:53
302.   Mattpat11
2-2
2007-09-18 19:02:23
303.   3rd gen yankee fan
301 "we're not worried, we're not worried, lalalalalalala i can't hear you..."
2007-09-18 19:02:24
304.   mehmattski
May 29, 2007
Boston 36-15
Baltimore 25-27
Toronto 24-27
New York 21-29
Tampa Bay 21-29

September 19, 2007
Boston 90-62
New York 87-64
Toronto 76-75
Baltimore 64-86
Tampa Bay 63-88

2007-09-18 19:02:32
305.   Mattpat11
Mags Ks
2007-09-18 19:02:37
306.   pistolpete
302 Ummm....?
2007-09-18 19:02:44
307.   Zack
Love seeing the rookie "phenom" strike out to end a devastating loss for the Sox
2007-09-18 19:02:55
308.   Shaun P
301 And much celebrating on the streets of the Bronx!
2007-09-18 19:04:17
309.   Mattpat11
Guillen 1-2 count
2007-09-18 19:04:51
310.   williamnyy23
274 That's an excellent point....McGowan threw 122 and Burnett 112 today. I'd have to think that will take at least little from both when they face the Yankees. If the Yankees roll through Toronto, they have an excellent chance to take the division.
2007-09-18 19:04:56
311.   Jersey
305 How very un-MVP of him.
2007-09-18 19:05:10
312.   Chyll Will
308 ... and the basements! >;)
2007-09-18 19:05:39
313.   Mattpat11
Guillen grounds out
2007-09-18 19:06:05
314.   Mattpat11
1-0 on Pudge
2007-09-18 19:06:10
315.   Jersey
And we are one Detroit out away from another outstanding night....
2007-09-18 19:06:32
316.   yankz
Ellsbury career in the minors: .313/.389/.425 (.814 OPS). He OPS'd .740 in AAA. He'll come back down to earth soon.
2007-09-18 19:06:38
317.   Mattpat11
Pudge grounds out.

So much for Detroit.

2007-09-18 19:06:40
318.   RIYank
Guillen gone.

I have nothing against Ellsbury, myself. I'm really delighted about Gagne, though.

2007-09-18 19:06:47
319.   Mike T
Cleveland 7-4 Detroit Final
2007-09-18 19:06:57
320.   OldYanksFan
Cleveland wins!
2007-09-18 19:07:59
321.   williamnyy23
Gonzalez makes a ton of errors on easy plays for a guy who is supposed to be a defensive whiz.
2007-09-18 19:08:00
322.   BklynBmr
315 That's two nights in a row we won three games!
2007-09-18 19:08:19
323.   Zack
I have nothing against Jacoby, I just have something against overhyping the next Juan Pierre...
2007-09-18 19:08:50
324.   pistolpete
Villone? Heh, watch him put a 5-spot on the board and Joe puts Mo in.
2007-09-18 19:09:16
325.   OldYanksFan
Icing on the cake:
The Mutts down by 2 in the 9th.
After tonight, we should be 3.5 games ahead of them, for best team in NY.
2007-09-18 19:09:19
326.   Dark Knight
i'm traveling in la paz, bolivia, monitoring mlb.com, but i can't tell you how enjoyable this site is. and, thanks gagne, you've cured my altitude sickness.
2007-09-18 19:10:06
327.   yankz
I have this horrible feeling that we'll lose the division by a game. Then those TB vs BOS, NYY vs SF, NYY vs BAL, etc. series will haunt our dreams forever.
2007-09-18 19:10:09
328.   Mattpat11
And a beautiful night ends.
2007-09-18 19:10:23
329.   RIYank
323 Right, that's true. The pain his failures cause to his supporters is worth a million.
2007-09-18 19:10:45
330.   Mattpat11
Here Come the Yankees!
2007-09-18 19:10:52
331.   3rd gen yankee fan
we win we win
2007-09-18 19:10:54
332.   Mike T
I could get used to nights like this.
2007-09-18 19:11:01
333.   OldYanksFan
Gagme as a Red Sox.
15 appearences, 14.0 innings
9.00 ERA
23 hits
2+ WHIP
3 blown saves.
2007-09-18 19:11:20
334.   SF Yanks
326 Do you live in Gotham City?
2007-09-18 19:11:52
335.   Jersey
326 I read that there's another city in Bolivia that used to be the capital like 110 years ago. They're still bitter that it was moved to La Paz in 189X, and now there's a big campaign to bring the capital back...a little late there, amigos.
2007-09-18 19:12:30
336.   Jersey
322 Gotta love the hat trick.
2007-09-18 19:14:12
337.   Dark Knight
capital of bolivia is actually sucre. i think gagne has a better chance of buying a house here than in boston. you have to wonder when they'll trust him again.
2007-09-18 19:14:30
338.   yankz
My dream: Last day of the season, Yanks win on a walk-off Arod homer. Papelbon blows a save. Yankees pull into a tie for the division and thus are the AL East champions.
2007-09-18 19:14:59
339.   3rd gen yankee fan
327 Ah c'mon yankz, enjoy the good times while you can.
2007-09-18 19:15:15
340.   SF Yanks
337 So you don't live in Gotham City? There go my hopes and dreams of meeting Batman.
2007-09-18 19:15:19
341.   RIYank
326 Excellent!

Sleep well, banterers.

And of course great big thanks to:
Moose!
Scrabble!
Going... going... GAGNE!!!

2007-09-18 19:15:54
342.   williamnyy23
330 They're gonna learn to fear the Yankees!
2007-09-18 19:16:38
343.   yankz
339 I am, I am. I just can't help thinking "What could have been..." Hopefully they'll win outright!
2007-09-18 19:17:08
344.   Jersey
337 Hrm, must of been thinking of someplace else...
2007-09-18 19:17:34
345.   Dark Knight
i am batman, frank miller version of course (of movie fame for '300' and 'sin city'). awesome writer/illustrator. hopefully he'll have material after this season to write a dark tale of another boston massacre.
2007-09-18 19:17:53
346.   Chyll Will
327 We'll make up for it by snagging the pennant.
2007-09-18 19:17:54
347.   yankz
Via Pete: "UPDATE, 10:05 p.m.: The crowd cheered loudly when they posted the Boston score. They're showing it again now to the tune of Don't Stop Believin' by Journey."

God, I love this team.

2007-09-18 19:19:56
348.   Dark Knight
i only web monitored the game -- how did moose look tonight? box score nice but details?
2007-09-18 19:20:38
349.   SF Yanks
345 Oh, it's so good to meet you Mr. Batman. Please sir, is there anything you can tell me about your upcoming movie?
2007-09-18 19:22:02
350.   SF Yanks
345 Of course, Frank Miller is a genius. His movies are one of a kind.
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2007-09-18 19:22:11
351.   OldYanksFan
348 Very good. Good command, good movement. 0 runs, 3 hits throught 7. Possibly his best outing this year.
2007-09-18 19:23:29
352.   yankz
350 True dat.
2007-09-18 19:24:20
353.   Jersey
350 I don't own many comics anymore, but the Dark Knight Returns will always have a place on my bookshelf.
2007-09-18 19:24:23
354.   yankz
I can't believe we're 2.5 out. What would you do if the Yanks pull it off? I'd start by running around crazily. Then I would drink myself into oblivion and then run around some more. I would shake hands with every man, woman, child, and animal I could find. And then I would run some more.
2007-09-18 19:24:26
355.   OldYanksFan
Our magic number is now 7.
2007-09-18 19:24:31
356.   Dark Knight
349 unfortunately, more tights.

btw, how do you directly respond to a previous posting?

2007-09-18 19:27:22
357.   nemecizer
Not that it means much, but the Mets lost, too!

Here's a historic collapse on the part of the Mets AND the Red Sox!

2007-09-18 19:28:55
358.   pistolpete
Can I say how much I absolutely LOVE the new Trenton Thunder logos?

I'm ordering some shirts & hats as soon as the budget allows it.

2007-09-18 19:29:02
359.   Shaun P
347 As long as they don't break our hearts tomorrow. =)
2007-09-18 19:29:04
360.   Chyll Will
353 That and "The Watchmen"
2007-09-18 19:31:08
361.   SF Yanks
356 [#] (bracket # bracket)
2007-09-18 19:34:17
362.   Jersey
360 O' course, how could I forget the Watchmen.
2007-09-18 19:35:08
363.   Mattpat11
I just saw the tie breaking double. I'm not sure what Nancy was doing in right field on that play. It was like a flaming prance move.
2007-09-18 19:37:00
364.   SF Yanks
363 Yeah, he looked quite ridiculous on that play and truly lived up to his name, Nancy. A capable outfielder should have had it.
2007-09-18 19:38:27
365.   Start Spreading the News
Not that I am counting my chickens...

But here is the Red Sox upcoming sched:

at Tor: Tavarez vs. Litsch ----> Pick em -- Bos could lose
at Tampa: Beckett vs Kazmir ---> Pick em -- Bos could lose
at Tampa: Matsuzaka v Sonnanstine ---> Dice-K should win but which Dice K shows up???
at Tampa: Schilling vs Jackson ---> Schilling should win, though he is due to have a bad game since he has pitch several good games in a row

Then at home, Oakland for 2 games and Minnesota for 4 games.

With a bit of luck, the Sox could go 5-5 in the next 10 games.

Now the Yankees should be able to go 7-4 in the next 11 games and win the division.

But given what I have heard Torre say on the radio. If the Yanks clinch the wild card, they will rest everyone. So realistically, the Yanks won't win the division.

It just would be real nice to keep that division streak going. And to have the Red Sox have another collapse.

2007-09-18 19:38:40
366.   Mattpat11
Poor Seattle picked now to start winning
2007-09-18 19:39:48
367.   Mattpat11
365 RedSox.com is saying Buchholz tomorrow.
2007-09-18 19:41:06
368.   OldYanksFan
From WW:
"As far as I know, my son's deal with the Yankees expires this year, then he's gonna become a free-agent", Jorge Posada Sr. said about his son current situation at the Major Leagues.

According to his statements, Posada doesn't think of moving because he intends to sign a three-year deal for $ 36 million. "Jorge belongs to the Yankees, he's played for the team

2007-09-18 19:43:33
369.   Mattpat11
368

Give it to him

2007-09-18 19:51:08
370.   rilkefan
363 I think that is really ugly rhetoric.
2007-09-18 19:52:54
371.   SF Yanks
369 That's an easy call. He's only making, what, 12 mill this year? No brainer.
2007-09-18 19:56:09
372.   pistolpete
Kelly Stinnett sighting in St. Louis. Heh.
2007-09-18 19:57:41
373.   Start Spreading the News
Mets lose too. This is the perfect day for the Yankee fan.
2007-09-18 20:00:07
374.   yankz
365 Bigger question: Which Sonnanstine shows up?
2007-09-18 20:01:13
375.   yankz
So, Gagne and Nancy cost Boston another game? Go Boy Genius!
2007-09-18 20:03:21
376.   Mattpat11
371 He was skipping with his arms flailing in a ridiculous manner.

Better?

2007-09-18 20:06:32
377.   SF Yanks
This quote is from a random forum and a very good reason why the Banter is #1.

"I wouldnt consider it a choke from 14 and a half, more like 5.5 It hasnt been 14 for months."

2007-09-18 20:09:41
378.   rilkefan
376 Yeah, that's how an adult talks.
2007-09-18 20:16:03
379.   yankz
377 I WOULDNT EVEN CALL IT A CHOEK BECUZ DA YANKEEZ ARE DA BEST AND U KNEW IT ALL ALONG DAT DIS WUZ GON HAPPEN BACUZ BOSTON SUXXXXXXX
2007-09-18 20:17:43
380.   SF Yanks
379 LOL! Right on the head!
2007-09-18 20:18:52
381.   3rd gen yankee fan
379 Classic. Love the "bacuz."
2007-09-18 20:20:14
382.   pistolpete
I know I probably only speak for myself, but if nothing else it's worth it to make RSN wet themselves a little bit going into the postseason.

Bottom line is getting into the playoffs.

Closing the gap to 3 games or under is a bonus.

Winning the division? That would be absolute paradise.

2007-09-18 20:22:38
383.   SF Yanks
382 I think you speak for everyone with that.
2007-09-18 20:29:28
384.   Marcus
You know, I'm really getting ahead of myself, but if the Yankees keep this up, they could end up having the best record in baseball, and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Definitely an incentive for a team that is one game over .500 on the road.
2007-09-18 20:29:55
385.   pistolpete
4-3 Phils, still batting in the top of the 10th with the bases juiced.

1 out.

2007-09-18 20:32:54
386.   yankz
380 381 I do what I can.

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