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Sliva Platta
2008-05-24 08:42
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

A series in which the Yankees initially had to contend with the two good starting pitchers on a bad team has taken a fortuitous turn. The Yankees scored nine runs off Erik Bedard last night and Felix Hernandez has been scratched from his start today due to continued soreness from a right calf cramp he experienced during his last start. Instead, the Yankees will face Carlos Silva a day early and Hernandez will pitch against the Red Sox on Monday. Seems things are finally starting to break the Yankees' way this season.

Silva's always been a punching bag for the Yankees and enters this afternoon's contest with a 9.62 ERA in five career starts against the Bombers. Silva's faced the Yankees once every year since 2004, and the only start in which he gave up fewer runs than innings pitched came back in 2005, the best overall season of his career. Today marks Silva's second start of the year against the Yankees. In the last, he gave up eight runs in three innings including back-to-back home runs to Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera which account for a third of the home runs he's allowed all season. Jarrod Washburn and his 6.99 ERA will go tomorrow as the M's take advantage of this past Monday's off day by moving Silva and Washburn up to normal rest.

Mike Mussina starts against Silva today. Moose broke a string of five great starts on Tuesday by turning in with the worst start of his career. The upside is that he only threw 41 pitches, thus enabling him to come back on three-day's rest to give tomorrow's starter, Chien-Ming Wang, suffering from a sore right calf of his own, an extra day off. Better still, Moose will be backed up by the second extended relief outing in Joba Chamberlain's conversion back to starting. If Moose goes five or six, you can expect Chamberlain to follow him into the game and pitch two or three frames, with the Yankees looking for a slight increase on the 35 pitches Joba threw in his last outing.

After three games against lefty starters motivating three starts by Shelley Duncan, the Yankee lineup against the righty Silva resets to it's default position.

Poking around the other blogs, there's some buzz about some upcoming roster moves. Wilson Betemit is eligible to return from the DL on Monday and will likely do so on schedule as he's playing rehab games with Scranton right now. Meanwhile, Jason Lane has an out in his contract that would allow him to become a free agent at the end of the month, which is now a week away. Finally, with Jorge Posada increasing his workouts and hoping for an early June return, Chad Moeller is trying engage Jose Molina in a battle for the backup job.

Pete Abe and Chad Jennings both wonder if Morgan Ensberg will make it to June in pinstripes. Pete thinks Ensberg, not Alberto Gonazalez, should be the one to go when Betemit returns. Jennings reports that Betemit is scheduled to start at second base today and thus assumes Gonzalez is the goner when Wilson returns, but wonders if Lane might take Ensberg's spot before that out in his contract comes due. Steve Lombardi contemplates Moeller-Molina.

Taking the last first, Moeller is 3 for his last 10, all singles and no walks, is hitting .255/.314/.362 on the season and is a career .225/.285/.347 hitter in the majors. Jose Molina is 3 for his last 13 with a double, but no walks, is hitting .205/.220/.307 on the season and is a career .240/.275/.342 hitter in the major leagues. Behind the plate, Moeller has thrown out 4 of 14 basestealers, allowed no passed balls, and committed two errors. In twice as many innings, Molina has thrown out 12 of 21 basestealers, allowed three passed balls, and comitted one error. The Yankees can't keep Molina if he's going to post a .220 OBP, but Moeller's not exactly tearing the cover off the ball. It's a situation worth watching, but things could change considerably before Posada's ready to return.

As for Lane, he has ten home runs and 31 RBIs for Scranton, but is hitting just .247 with a correspondingly low .333 on-base percentage. He's also still extremely redundant on a team with Shelley Duncan. Still, Lane's hit .274/.379/.521 in May with four homers and as many walks as Ks (11 of each in 21 games), and Morgan Ensberg is giving Molina a run for his money with a .205/.266/.247 season line which drops to .167/.242/.167 if you erase his first four appearances of the season. Ensberg is nice to have around so that the team can rest both Rodriguez and Jeter in blowouts, but that's not enough of a reason to keep a player who's otherwise useless. Ensberg hit .230/.320/404 between the Astros and Padres last year. That's a damn sight better than what he's doing this year and a damn sight better than Lane has hit in the major leagues since 2005, but it's still not enough to motivate his continued presence on the roster if there are viable alternatives given his performance thus far.

Alberto Gonzalez is hitting .214/.283/.262 on the season and is carrying a 13-at-bat hitless streak into today's game (he's walked once in that span). Gonzalez has yet to prove he can hit at triple-A. Then again, prior to his current slump he was hitting .310/.375/.379 over 12 major league games, and, unlike Ensberg, is a player the Yankees believe has a future with the franchise.

Given all of that, I'd give Ensberg another week to snap out of it, then give Lane his spot on the roster if he doesn't. Meanwhile, I'd option Gonzalez in favor of the activated Betemit and let Gonzalez get his feet under him at triple-A. If Lane scuffles as bad as Betemit and Gonzalez hits for Scranton, you can alway bring the Attorney General back up and pass Lane through waivers (which Ensberg is likely to do as well).

Comments (163)
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2008-05-24 10:13:39
1.   SF Yanks
I'm excited for baseball again. It's funny what a 3 game winning streak does.

As I said before, that tailing fastball, ala Maddux, that Moose just struck Ichiro out on is by far my favorite pitch in baseball. So beautiful.

2008-05-24 10:16:12
2.   51cq24
1 i don't think it's as nice as mo's cutter, especially in person
2008-05-24 10:19:38
3.   RIYank
2 With Mo's cutter, there's the added feeling that you're seeing a kind of once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. You'll tell your grandchildren.
2008-05-24 10:21:01
4.   51cq24
3 if they like baseball
2008-05-24 10:26:00
5.   SF Yanks
2 Mo's cutter is epically effective, but something about that fastball that starts at the hitter and tails over the plate combined with a punch out that just amazes me.

And speaking of tailing fastballs, I've NEVER seen such movement on his fastball before. That thing looks like an opposite curve today. I'm not even sure how you throw that.

2008-05-24 10:26:49
6.   Schteeve
I love that Giambi's OBP is .370. Absolutely incredible to me.
2008-05-24 10:32:51
7.   OldYanksFan
4 man bench:
MUST have BUC and UINF: Betemin and Molina.
Lane -OR- Shelly
AGon -OR- Gardner -OR- (Lane/Shelly)
Since Cashman seems to want more AAA for Gardner, it's a question of AGons glove or (Lane/Shelly)'s bat.
2008-05-24 10:33:29
8.   SF Yanks
I honestly think Ichiro caught the ball like that on purpose to piss off Yankee fans.
2008-05-24 10:35:23
9.   OldYanksFan
7 I like AGon because you can take ARod or Jeter out early in all big leads and actually improve defense. I think we should be sittin Jeter late in games as often as we can.
2008-05-24 10:37:52
10.   weeping for brunnhilde
9 His pride would never suffer that to occur.
2008-05-24 10:38:23
11.   weeping for brunnhilde
Damn, Alex laced that ball.

Went down and got it and just fucking laced it.

Quick bat.

2008-05-24 10:39:12
12.   weeping for brunnhilde
Wow!

I didn't think Hideki's ball just there would carry.

I thought it was a popup off the bat.

2008-05-24 10:41:07
13.   Zack
Man do I hate Fox. No reason I shouldn't be able to watch this game, none at all...

Oh well, I really only want to watch Joba, as I still feel like every time I watch Moose he implodes, so its for the best!

2008-05-24 10:42:27
14.   weeping for brunnhilde
Nice job, moustache!
2008-05-24 10:42:49
15.   weeping for brunnhilde
That thing carried too.
2008-05-24 10:43:06
16.   thelarmis
opposite field, baby pops!
2008-05-24 10:44:07
17.   weeping for brunnhilde
There's my Cano!
2008-05-24 10:45:02
18.   ms october
alright oyf - if this is the giambi we are getting for most of the year i will just luv the big lug.

14 does he still have that hideous thing?
me and zack and others with ei are blacked out.

2008-05-24 10:46:32
19.   Zack
I love Carlos Silva. No idea why the Yankees can crush him and not, say, Paul Byrd
2008-05-24 10:48:40
20.   OldYanksFan
18 GREAT! (But no getting physical).
Jason Giambi on Fire!!!!!!!!!!!!

Season .217 .374 .475 0.849
May..... .298 .460 .574 1.034
Last 7- .467 .600 .733 1.333
(plus 1 HR more!)

MLB.TV is NOT blacked out.

2008-05-24 10:48:59
21.   3rd gen yankee fan
0 Hey Cliff that's a great title especially considering Giambi's three run dinger, except it's spelled wrong. :-)

In other news, if there's any Mac users out there who aren't having trouble running mlb.tv on a Mac with OSX 10.3 or 10.4, please for the love of the Yankees email me at fawneyedgirl at yahoo dot com. Thanks.

Oh and MELKYYYYYYYYY!!!!

2008-05-24 10:56:20
22.   OldYanksFan
Man... Moose for 6 and Joba for 3 would be SWEET... yes?
2008-05-24 10:57:40
23.   Zack
how many pitches do you think moose gets today, 80?
2008-05-24 10:57:57
24.   Zack
21 The question is, what are the problems you are having?
2008-05-24 10:58:36
25.   OldYanksFan
Ichiro is a GREAT hitter. On a contending team, I'll bet he would have better numbers this year.
2008-05-24 11:01:26
26.   SF Yanks
Oops.
2008-05-24 11:01:48
27.   thelarmis
carp.
2008-05-24 11:01:57
28.   Zack
Dammit Moose, really? Vidro??
2008-05-24 11:02:16
29.   seattleyank
Another quality effort from Moose. Is it too early to bring Joba in?
2008-05-24 11:02:38
30.   OldYanksFan
Shit! The Moose got goosed.
2008-05-24 11:04:04
31.   thelarmis
OH NOOOO!!!
2008-05-24 11:04:10
32.   SF Yanks
Oh my lord, things were so good 5 minutes ago...
2008-05-24 11:07:31
33.   thelarmis
32 i'm leaving for work now and won't be home for a solid 12 hours. wishing i left 5 minutes ago... : ~
2008-05-24 11:07:45
34.   3rd gen yankee fan
oooh this is not good.
2008-05-24 11:10:25
35.   3rd gen yankee fan
24 Hey Zack. I used to get decent audio, now only get a hisssssss. Using the Flip4Mac plugin with the most recent Firefox on 10.3.9. Maybe I should install 10.4? ? ideas?
2008-05-24 11:14:07
36.   Zack
35 I know that mlb.com the audio does that for me. I haven't used mlb.tv since spring training, but it sounds like the same issue.
2008-05-24 11:14:53
37.   Yankees Brasil
Damn Hideki, on fire.
2008-05-24 11:15:23
38.   Zack
35 Check this out
http://preview.tinyurl.com/5m544g
2008-05-24 11:15:53
39.   3rd gen yankee fan
36 Thanks. Which OS are you using?
2008-05-24 11:16:15
40.   Yankees Brasil
37 You too, Giambi. Burning!
2008-05-24 11:16:26
41.   Zack
Giambi and matsui have been a great one two punch these last few days...Is this the ARod bump?
2008-05-24 11:16:37
42.   3rd gen yankee fan
38 Yeah I saw that.
2008-05-24 11:17:08
43.   ny2ca2dc
Baterites, meet the Yankee bats; Yankee bats, meet the Banterites
2008-05-24 11:17:23
44.   Zack
39 10.4.11
2008-05-24 11:18:22
45.   Zack
42 From that article, is sounds like its their fault, not anything we can do about it. Which of course will take awhile...
2008-05-24 11:19:12
46.   Zack
Just awful AB by Molina...
2008-05-24 11:19:32
47.   Yankees Brasil
It'll be really really bad if we don't score a couple this inning.
2008-05-24 11:20:57
48.   3rd gen yankee fan
AWESOME!
2008-05-24 11:21:17
49.   Yankees Brasil
47 Thank you, Melky. Keep the pressure on Damon!
2008-05-24 11:22:46
50.   OldYanksFan
I think 'Legs Giambi' could have beaten Ichiro's throw home!
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2008-05-24 11:23:41
51.   OldYanksFan
Define Smart:
Pissing off the ump on a 3-1 count with the bases loaded!
2008-05-24 11:23:46
52.   Yankees Brasil
That was pathetic.
2008-05-24 11:23:58
53.   OldYanksFan
FRIG
2008-05-24 11:29:29
54.   Zack
BIg inning for Moose there, puts him back on pace for 6, in theory
2008-05-24 11:29:59
55.   Zack
Yanks could use at least 3 more of Silva
2008-05-24 11:30:13
56.   Yankees Brasil
54 I'd pitch him 5, 3 for Joba and 1 for Mo.
2008-05-24 11:32:08
57.   Zack
56 Ah yes, forgot about Mo! (is that possible?) I guess I was hoping for the blowout!
2008-05-24 11:32:45
58.   Yankees Brasil
Great inning guys, way to make the guy work.
2008-05-24 11:34:03
59.   Yankees Brasil
57 Hopefully we'll put up 4 runs on the bottom of the 5th, and we won't have to use Mo today.
2008-05-24 11:36:01
60.   Zack
Not really what we were looking for to start the inning there Moose
2008-05-24 11:40:10
61.   Zack
I gladly take it back, nice work Moose!
2008-05-24 11:42:12
62.   Jeb
so does joba go 3 today?
2008-05-24 11:47:15
63.   Zack
62 I think its 45 or so pitches or three innings, whichever comes first
2008-05-24 11:49:15
64.   Chyll Will
62 I think it's 2 + Mo, unless we score a few more runs. Not sure they're willing to leave him in a save situation while trying to stretch him out...
2008-05-24 11:51:04
65.   Chyll Will
Nice! I think I see gold dust...
2008-05-24 11:51:50
66.   Jeb
3 would be nice.
2008-05-24 11:52:52
67.   Chyll Will
66 He will if he keeps this up...
2008-05-24 11:54:27
68.   Just fair
16 pitches. 3 outs. Good stuff. Atta boy, Joba.
2008-05-24 11:54:27
69.   Chyll Will
That was sweet...
2008-05-24 11:54:37
70.   51cq24
was that a changeup or a low curve?
2008-05-24 11:56:58
71.   Jeb
67 yeah looks like he will

Damn I wish we played seattle 50 times

2008-05-24 11:58:13
72.   Chyll Will
70 It came in at 84 on the YES gun; that's a changeup for him regardless...
2008-05-24 11:59:03
73.   Zack
How has silva been allowed to go 6?? barf. Not that 5 runs isn't a lot, but against Silva...
2008-05-24 12:00:38
74.   Chyll Will
71 The league schedule makers would only do that if the M's were wiping the league with everyone. Or is E@#$ moved their headquarters to Seattle...
2008-05-24 12:02:05
75.   Just fair
HUUUUUGE. These opposite field hrs are good stuff.
2008-05-24 12:02:14
76.   Jeb
74 no doubt
2008-05-24 12:02:19
77.   Chyll Will
73 Taking one for the team, man... (nice shot, Robbie!)
2008-05-24 12:03:21
78.   3rd gen yankee fan
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

ok i gotta go

2008-05-24 12:03:34
79.   Jeb
Bobby Abreu, as sweet as candy!
2008-05-24 12:03:44
80.   Schteeve
I had a feeling Abreu was gonna do that.
2008-05-24 12:09:57
81.   Chyll Will
Pitch counters must be in ecstasy right now...
2008-05-24 12:10:20
82.   Just fair
Why does Cone insist that what the Yanks' are doing with Joba is "gutsy?" Get with it, Coney.
2008-05-24 12:12:09
83.   Chyll Will
Nice play by that guy at third... who is he again?
2008-05-24 12:14:27
84.   Chyll Will
Tell me, is Molina wearing those 3-D shades they give out at the movies?
2008-05-24 12:18:25
85.   Chyll Will
Whew, good job...
2008-05-24 12:19:37
86.   Yankees Brasil
So, does he come back on the 8th, to face a batter or two?! Or is Kyle coming in?
2008-05-24 12:20:22
87.   Jeb
85 I was having dellucci flashbacks
2008-05-24 12:24:21
88.   Chyll Will
86 I bet Kyle...
2008-05-24 12:24:58
89.   Yankees Brasil
88 Looks like he might come out for the 8th, but with the Yankees, who knows?
2008-05-24 12:25:03
90.   Chyll Will
87 I was more worried about Beltre.
2008-05-24 12:27:06
91.   Just fair
Hey, porn mustaches all around. ROBBIE. SWEET.
2008-05-24 12:27:26
92.   OldYanksFan
Jason! I luv ya, ya big lug!
2008-05-24 12:27:34
93.   Yankees Brasil
Cano en fuego!
2008-05-24 12:28:35
94.   Jeb
opposite field by Jason!
2008-05-24 12:28:46
95.   Chyll Will
Huh! Giambi going the other way twice... he must be pissed about something to have such concentration. Cano, wow he likes the tonic or what!
2008-05-24 12:29:47
96.   Chyll Will
91 I wish Bama were here; he'd fix that up in a jiff...
2008-05-24 12:30:24
97.   Jeb
meanwhile, we are getting valuable extra runs to impact our pythag projection.
2008-05-24 12:31:09
98.   Jeb
96 I'm from Bama too. where has he been?
2008-05-24 12:31:33
99.   Chyll Will
Yeah, bring the infield in!
2008-05-24 12:31:34
100.   rilkefan
95 Giambi's still terrible though.

...

Alright, alright, I'll stop baiting William.

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2008-05-24 12:31:52
101.   Yankees Brasil
97 I was thinking just that.
2008-05-24 12:32:16
102.   Bob Timmermann
Yellow alert for Jason Giambi. Yellow alert.
2008-05-24 12:33:14
103.   Yankees Brasil
Even Molina! Gotta love the M's!!
2008-05-24 12:33:27
104.   Chyll Will
98 I dunno, why don't you go knock; you're closer >;)
2008-05-24 12:33:47
105.   Yankees Brasil
102 Yellow alert?
2008-05-24 12:35:04
106.   Jeb
he's up in Fort Payne or Huntsville (can't remember which)
2008-05-24 12:35:09
107.   Bob Timmermann
Cycle alert for Giambi.

Yellow alert (needs a triple.)

2008-05-24 12:36:39
108.   OldYanksFan
I don't know about yuz guys, but I'm getting meself a golden thong.
2008-05-24 12:36:54
109.   Chyll Will
106 I think he said Huntsville...

It's fun to watch the OTHER team play bad for a change >;)

2008-05-24 12:37:07
110.   ny2ca2dc
107 I'll forgo holding my breath...
2008-05-24 12:37:27
111.   Yankees Brasil
107 I get it. It'll take a miracle for Giambi to get a triple though.
2008-05-24 12:39:18
112.   OldYanksFan
Can we save Mo for another day? Farns then Veras?
2008-05-24 12:39:24
113.   Chyll Will
108 You have fun with that...

Molina should be fined for being too fat to tag up...

2008-05-24 12:40:48
114.   OldYanksFan
111 He could a ground rule triple....
2008-05-24 12:42:10
115.   Chyll Will
114 Guess we'll have to settle with this ol' ground rule double...
2008-05-24 12:42:39
116.   Yankees Brasil
Bobby crushing the ball today.
2008-05-24 12:42:40
117.   Bob Timmermann
No Yankee has hit for the cycle since 1995 when Tony Fernandez did it.
2008-05-24 12:43:31
118.   Chyll Will
114 (Is that when Alex hits it into the black, but the umps didn't see it and call it a triple?)
2008-05-24 12:44:54
119.   Jeb
good news. Daniel Cy Young Cabrera is pitching tomorrow against Tampa so we won't face him in Bal'mer.
2008-05-24 12:45:35
120.   Schteeve
I think Cano has a cycle or two in him.
2008-05-24 12:45:54
121.   Chyll Will
Okay Godzilla, ground rule triple here...
2008-05-24 12:46:12
122.   Yankees Brasil
119 What about Cy Burres? Do we have to face him again?
2008-05-24 12:46:34
123.   OldYanksFan
Wow. Baseball CAN be fun!
2008-05-24 12:47:32
124.   Chyll Will
119 Too bad, a fewf line shots up the middle and he'll control his heater from then on I believe...
2008-05-24 12:47:32
125.   Jeb
119 yep in game 2
2008-05-24 12:49:23
126.   OldYanksFan
There was a ground-rule triple in place for the 1903 World Series. Due to overflow crowds, people were actually allowed to stand on the field along the outfield wall with a rope in front them. It was agreed by both teams (Pirates and Red Sox) that any ball that rolls under the rope into the crowd will be ruled a triple. In 8 games (the series was best-of-9), the teams combined for 25 triples.
2008-05-24 12:49:29
127.   Bob Timmermann
Giambi's last triple was in 2002. That's been the only one he's hit for the Yankees.
2008-05-24 12:49:50
128.   Chyll Will
Aw! I knew Joe would call off the dogs right now...
2008-05-24 12:50:03
129.   Yankees Brasil
They are not gonna let Giambi try for the cycle!
2008-05-24 12:50:26
130.   OldYanksFan
Yikes! I say let Farns go for 2 IPs.
2008-05-24 12:50:58
131.   OldYanksFan
WHERE'S GIAMBI?
2008-05-24 12:51:06
132.   seattleyank
I'm read to see what Lane has got. Anything at all would be more than Ensberg is bringing.
2008-05-24 12:51:53
133.   Jeb
Rasner v. Olson (game 1)
IPK v. Burres (game 2)
Pettitte v. Guthrie (game 3)

Just win 2 out of 3 boys....

2008-05-24 12:52:19
134.   Yankees Brasil
Ensberg, always with a great AB. Hope he takes those great ABs somnewhere else though. He's been terrible for the Yankees.
2008-05-24 12:52:49
135.   Bob Timmermann
Cycle alert canceled.

Stand down.

2008-05-24 12:54:42
136.   Schteeve
Porno Giambi doesn't think getting lifted in favor of ensberg is groovy.
2008-05-24 12:57:24
137.   Chyll Will
Ha, the YES gun said 61 on his second pitch. I don't think Kyle knows numbers lower than 94...
2008-05-24 12:58:07
138.   Chyll Will
134 Think we could get a half-dozen bats for him?
2008-05-24 13:00:37
139.   Jeb
138 funny you should say that because I just read the following in transactions recently in the paper:

"Golden Baseball League CALGARY VIPERS-Traded RHP John Odom to Laredo (UL) for equipment"

2008-05-24 13:00:46
140.   Chyll Will
Okay, that was just fine and dandy...
2008-05-24 13:02:17
141.   Yankees Brasil
Kyle Farnsworthless!
2008-05-24 13:03:01
142.   Chyll Will
139 Yeah, I was alluding to that.

Sigh. If Kyle's pitches had any semblance of movement, he'd be a dominant reliever. Instead, 2-Run homer to a slumping Richie Sexon...

2008-05-24 13:05:52
143.   Jeb
no golden sombrero for Sexton, but perhaps a golden shower for Farnsworthless. Ole!
2008-05-24 13:06:16
144.   OldYanksFan
I don't think we can allow Farns to be our 8th inning guy. So... who is it? Dorf? Veras? Not a lot of good choices.
2008-05-24 13:07:04
145.   OldYanksFan
143 Now that would make for a cool post game show!
2008-05-24 13:07:25
146.   Schteeve
Farnsworth drives me nuts, I irrationally want him to be good, and I always think he's just about to turn the corner.
2008-05-24 13:08:03
147.   Schteeve
144 I've been pretty cool with what I've seen out of Veras so far.
2008-05-24 13:08:30
148.   Simone
I guess, Torre wasn't the source of Farnesworth's problems. He just sucks.
2008-05-24 13:12:09
149.   OldYanksFan
I think Sanchez is the 8th inning guy when he's healthy. Is that later this year? August?
2008-05-24 13:14:04
150.   Jeb
149 not this season
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2008-05-24 13:15:52
151.   SF Yanks
Veras is looking pretty good.
2008-05-24 13:18:52
152.   Chyll Will
Parity is effecting the umpiring as well, I suppose...
2008-05-24 13:19:16
153.   OldYanksFan
Now THAT'S funny!
2008-05-24 13:20:21
154.   Chyll Will
Are we quite certain the game is over now, or do the umps need to conference this one too?
2008-05-24 13:20:34
155.   Schteeve
What happened?
2008-05-24 13:24:21
156.   Schteeve
I just want to beat my dead horse a little more, Jason Giambi leads the Yankees in OPS. Higher than A-Rod or Matsui.
2008-05-24 13:24:54
157.   Chyll Will
155 The home plate ump punched out Beltre for the game ending strikeout. The Yanks lined up for their handshakes and "New York, New York" was playing.

But, as Beltre reminded the ump, it was only strike two.

2008-05-24 13:27:07
158.   Chyll Will
143 They do have reason to be pissed...
2008-05-24 13:27:29
159.   rbs10025
157 Sounds like the classic "late Saturday afternoon I have a dinner reservation at a nice restaurant" call.
2008-05-24 13:33:13
160.   Chyll Will
159 They don't take reservations at Burger King...
2008-05-24 13:57:41
161.   kylepetterson
160 You've tried?
2008-05-24 14:24:52
162.   Chyll Will
161 I happen to prefer Wendy's, thank you very much... >;)
2008-05-24 21:23:50
163.   Zack
It's really amazing how different a team the Sox are on the road vs. at home...

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