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Baltimore Orioles III: Passing Ships Edition
2008-05-26 07:00
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

The Yankees took two of three from the O's at the Stadium last week. Over the weekend, the Yanks swept the Mariners, while the O's were swept by the Rays. As a result, the formerly struggling Yankees slipped past the formerly hot Orioles at the bottom of the AL East standings. Expect those trends to continue.

The Orioles roster is unchanged from Thursday, but the Yankees have activated Wilson Betemit, optioning Alberto Gonzalez down to Scranton to make room for him. Garrett Olson, whom the Yankees chased in the third inning last Wednesday, starts this Memorial Day afternoon contest against Darrell Rasner, who pitched seven scoreless frames in that game and has been the Yankees' best pitcher the last few times through the rotation.

Despite his ugly performance yesterday, Shelley Duncan gets another start at first base against the lefty Olson while Jason Giambi takes his turn on the bench. I'm convinced that Jason Lane's May 31 out in his contract is motivating the extended look Duncan is getting despite his poor play, meaning that it's Duncan, who is essentially the exact same player as Lane only two years younger and without the ability to play center field in a pinch, who is in danger of losing his roster spot to the former Astros right fielder.

It's worth noting that the Yankees only outscored the Orioles by one run in last week's series. A more convincing series win in Baltimore would help the Bombers maintain the momentum they've built since Alex Rodriguez returned to the lineup.

Comments (150)
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2008-05-26 10:26:07
1.   SF Yanks
Either way, I'm glad to see Duncan get more playing time. He lit up the minors earlier and I don't understand all the recent bashing. Why can't it be considered that he's just in a slump? He did good last year, good in the minors, I say let the guy play to try to find his stoke...
2008-05-26 10:32:52
2.   unmoderated
stuck here at work without TV or radio. oh well.

hope it is as nice where you are as it is here. 79 and light puffy clouds. i'll be taking the back country roads to cooperstown in an hour, listening to the game.

until then, lets go yanks.

2008-05-26 10:42:43
3.   Yankees Brasil
Horrible AB by Damon to start the game.
Derek, the complete opposite, nice AB.
2008-05-26 10:44:11
4.   Yankees Brasil
1 Duncan's time is running out. He better start showing something in the next couple of games.
2008-05-26 10:45:46
5.   Yankees Brasil
Rasner better get that huge of a strike zone.
2008-05-26 10:47:30
6.   SF Yanks
4 I get that. But at least give the guy a chance with some regular playing time.
2008-05-26 10:53:42
7.   ChrisS
5 I guess yes.
2008-05-26 10:57:32
8.   Yankees Brasil
Cy Rasner did his part. Time to score some runs.
2008-05-26 11:02:22
9.   Yankees Brasil
Ugly K there, Shelley.
2008-05-26 11:02:46
10.   Yankees Brasil
Same for Cano. Horrible AB by both.
2008-05-26 11:03:25
11.   ChrisS
Anyway to avoid an out, Chad. Way to take one for the team.
2008-05-26 11:04:32
12.   OldYanksFan
Quiz for the day: Which Yankee has the FEWEST strike outs per AB? Who is second?
2008-05-26 11:05:48
13.   OldYanksFan
Melky is quietly making a case for Gardner in CF (.711 OPS).
2008-05-26 11:11:03
14.   Just fair
I have an intense disdain for Kevin Millar when he is on the baseball field.
2008-05-26 11:11:18
15.   Zack
I'm not really sure Gardner is capable of putting up a .700 OPS...
2008-05-26 11:13:07
16.   Jeb
12 I'm sure that it must be the great Sandy Duncan.
2008-05-26 11:13:27
17.   ms october
12 is it robbie and then matsui?
2008-05-26 11:14:24
18.   SF Yanks
Do we not understand that slumps occur anymore? Give the guys a break huh?
2008-05-26 11:16:20
19.   Zack
18 Don't bother, its a reoccurring mantra of late..
2008-05-26 11:21:09
20.   JimCobain
Rasner is using up a lot of pitches these first two innings. Olendorff better get ready.
2008-05-26 11:21:27
21.   SF Yanks
19 So I see. I don't understand, but I see.

I'm digging Rasner. Nothing spectacular but he gets the outs.

2008-05-26 11:21:31
22.   Zack
Nice work by DRas working out of a tough luck jam...
2008-05-26 11:23:19
23.   Zack
20 I do so wish they would use Ohlendorf for 1 inning stints to see what he can do. At this point, a collection of guys pitching two innings would probably be better, hoping that the instances of 3 inning starts are mostly behind us?
2008-05-26 11:26:18
24.   JimCobain
23 I concur, I think Ollie would be a devastating 1 inning guy.

The team really needs a long man, which I assume they will have once Joba moves into the starting rotation. Probably Rasner unless he keeps pitching shutouts...

Hopefully Rasner gets a little more efficient this game and can go 6.

2008-05-26 11:28:32
25.   OldYanksFan
17 Nice Ms. Robbie is #1. Mats is NOT #2. Hint: #2 just struck out!
2008-05-26 11:28:55
26.   Zack
24 I would agree, although there was the tantalizing mention of a 6 man rotation by Girardi the other night.
2008-05-26 11:29:34
27.   Zack
25 I don't think DJ sees enough pitches per AB to strike out enough
2008-05-26 11:29:48
28.   ms october
23 24 i'm not fully sold on him - i can see he has some potential and realize he has not been used in ideal conditions - so am willing to see what he can do in a 1 inning role - but who do you bring in a longer term role now if not him - especially with joba essentially no longer in the pen - hawkins?
2008-05-26 11:32:18
29.   JimCobain
0-2 thus far with RISP. Come on Masui you are our only hope...
2008-05-26 11:33:00
30.   ms october
cripes - another throw out at home
2008-05-26 11:33:41
31.   JimCobain
now 1-3. But still no runs... I guess you have to send him?
2008-05-26 11:34:32
32.   Just fair
I can remember when Abreu would occasionally do that.
2008-05-26 11:34:37
33.   RIYank
I hate getting two hits and a walk and failing to score.
2008-05-26 11:37:29
34.   ms october
25 well i looked it up this time to see what the numbers were - so jeter is #2 - i was surprised to see bobby so high - if he keeps this pace up he would be close to his career high in k's
2008-05-26 11:40:10
35.   JimCobain
very good bounce back inning from Rasner...
2008-05-26 11:40:28
36.   RIYank
Funny, by far Raz's most efficient inning even though he gave up his hardest hit so far.
2008-05-26 11:43:09
37.   Zack
Inches, Shelly, inches
2008-05-26 11:43:41
38.   Yankees Brasil
A bunch of popups from the O's today. Rasner is keeping them off-balance.
2008-05-26 11:45:05
39.   OldYanksFan
28 I think Edwar could be a long man. I do think Dorf would be a good 8th inning guy IF he was used this way consistantly.
2008-05-26 11:46:51
40.   Yankees Brasil
Mariners out, Yankees' offense back to sucking.
2008-05-26 11:47:54
41.   Just fair
Jimmy Olson's change-up is Kryptonite to the Yanks' bats today. Damnit.
2008-05-26 11:48:41
42.   JimCobain
40 Right. Against the same pitcher they lit up for 8 runs 5 days ago... perhaps the explanation is the pitcher made an adjustment and is pitching better? No way, hitters just suck and are horrible, right?
2008-05-26 11:50:08
43.   Zack
40 That changeup is filthy today. The Yanks are taking some wild swings and missing by a LOT...I'd chalk it up to the afternoon start and a guy pitching MUCH better...
2008-05-26 11:50:57
44.   RIYank
I was going to say, Well, at least they're working the count and we should have him out of here in a couple more innings. Then I realized, it's Garrett Olson! Why do I want him out of the game??
2008-05-26 11:52:04
45.   Yankees Brasil
42 The offense has been crappy all season long, except for the games against the M's and a couple other games.
It feels like the offense is making Olson look a lot better than he is.
2008-05-26 11:53:21
46.   JimCobain
the offense put a runner on second ever inning except the 4th. Unfortunately, it's been with two outs. They are working the count. Olsen is pitching a great game, keeping the hitters off balance.

Meanwhile Rasner really settled down and is back on pace for 7 innings...

2008-05-26 11:53:32
47.   RIYank
Efficienter and efficienter!
2008-05-26 11:53:57
48.   Jeb
18 SFYanks, I agree that players have slumps and often times we have to be patient while they work through them. Cano and Giabmi are prime examples of guys who've had bad slumps that you just have to wait them out. Molina's slumped too, but he's a special case b/c he's a backup catcher (and actually I'd prefer Molina and Moeller to split time evenly).

But Duncan has been slumping all season. He has 1 homer and 6 RBI's in 53 at bats (2 k's already today against a lefty, which is the reason he's in the lineup). Someone called him "Forrest McSlump" the other day, and it was a pretty accurate description. All the other slumpers have had a few games where they hit at least.

What's interesting to me is this though: Pretty much everyone agreed that it was time for Josh Phelps to leave last year and that he never really worked out after 80 at-bats. But compare Phelps's 2007 numbers to Duncan's this season:

Phelps 2007: .263/.330/.363/.693 (NY only)
Lefty Splits: .314/.392/.500/.892

Duncan 2008: .176/.259/.275/.534 (total)
Lefty Splits: .235/.308/.382/.690

Phelps was shipped out last year when he was doing MUCH BETTER than Duncan is doing this year. I guess we could get Duncan another 30 at bats to see if he can do better (and maybe you just leave him in the lineup to give him the consistent swings), but he'd have to do a lot better than he's done to stick.

I understand that he's a likeable guy and that he caught some lightening in a bottle last year. I hope I'm dead wrong and he goes on to hit 20 homers this year, but I really don't think that's going to happen.

2008-05-26 11:59:17
49.   Chyll Will
That's gotta kinda suck... the Orioles ball girl gives the ball to a kid in the stands, and apparently he's a Cardinals fan. Nice...
2008-05-26 11:59:38
50.   RIYank
Dammit. Can't catch a break, even when Damon connects it's just a long out.
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2008-05-26 11:59:50
51.   Just fair
Did anyone see this? What a terrible thing.
- Former Major League pitcher Geremi Gonzalez, who won 11 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1997, was killed by a lightning strike in his native Venezuela on Sunday. He was 33.
2008-05-26 12:00:16
52.   OldYanksFan
I hate to say it, but DougOut was probably our best BU-1Bman. At least you could count on his glove and could be a LIDR to save some innings from Giambi. And if he hit a bit, it would be a bonus.
2008-05-26 12:00:28
53.   Yankees Brasil
All the hits today for the Yankees are by lefties. And Giambi is still sitting on the bench.
2008-05-26 12:01:04
54.   JimCobain
52 He also knew how to bunt and move the runners over...
2008-05-26 12:01:43
55.   RIYank
49 Ordinals, cardinals, whatever. They're all just numbers to me.
2008-05-26 12:01:47
56.   Yankees Brasil
How many pitches for Cy Olson?
2008-05-26 12:04:32
57.   RIYank
56 64 coming into this inning.
2008-05-26 12:05:11
58.   RIYank
Also, his strike/ball ratio is about 3/1. Amazing.
2008-05-26 12:07:46
59.   Chyll Will
55 Just sayin'. Looks like she gave it to a Cosine-Theta fan this time...
2008-05-26 12:08:23
60.   RIYank
Awesome. He threw (I think) 48 pitches in the first two innings, and 24 in the last two. Now he can pitch the seventh. No way they can send this kid to the bullpen! IPK, maybe.
2008-05-26 12:09:37
61.   Jeb
52 Excellent point. He had a great glove and a line of .277/.349/.440/.789, which is better than Duncan or Phelps.
2008-05-26 12:09:45
62.   Chyll Will
Sometimes I wish I liked fish...
2008-05-26 12:09:45
63.   RIYank
Well, maybe he can pitch the seventh, I guess that's too hasty. Knock on wood.
2008-05-26 12:11:47
64.   Yankees Brasil
Another weak hack. Frustrating.
2008-05-26 12:12:52
65.   JimCobain
Olson's change-up is devastating today. threw a nasty one to A-Rod on 3-1.
2008-05-26 12:13:44
66.   Yankees Brasil
Nice AB there A-Rod. That's more like it.
2008-05-26 12:16:57
67.   Yankees Brasil
That outside corner is huge. Rasner ain't getting that big of a strike zone.
2008-05-26 12:17:14
68.   RIYank
65 But I feel like he's been getting the out with the slider, no? Maybe the change sets up the slider?
2008-05-26 12:19:00
69.   JimCobain
68 He's got the hitters off balance with the change, then getting the swings and misses and the pop up off the slider. However, he's at 94 pitches, so hopefully he's out of the game.
2008-05-26 12:19:21
70.   Yankees Brasil
How long 'till we see Jason Lane?
2008-05-26 12:22:14
71.   RIYank
Shoot. Damn.
2008-05-26 12:23:53
72.   Just fair
The Greek Nemesis. Shite.
2008-05-26 12:24:39
73.   Yankees Brasil
It would really suck to lose this game 1-0.
2008-05-26 12:24:49
74.   SF Yanks
I like the fact that after he gave the homer, Rasner goes right after the next hitter to go 0-2...

well...that double didn't help, but I still like it, lets see what he does here.

2008-05-26 12:25:14
75.   JimCobain
Let's keep this manageable, Ras.
2008-05-26 12:25:27
76.   Yankees Brasil
Another hanger. Things are not going well.
2008-05-26 12:26:30
77.   SF Yanks
Just two more out Razzy, hang in there.
2008-05-26 12:27:48
78.   RIYank
Nice.

Millar will be Raz' last batter, right?

2008-05-26 12:27:53
79.   seattleyank
That was a nice curve for strike three.
2008-05-26 12:28:03
80.   SF Yanks
"That ball is never hardly called a strike" Huh?
2008-05-26 12:28:13
81.   Yankees Brasil
Beautiful strikeout.
2008-05-26 12:28:33
82.   seattleyank
The last four posts are from geographically identified Yanks. FWIW.
2008-05-26 12:28:55
83.   SF Yanks
78 I would assume. He's at 97 pitches.
2008-05-26 12:28:55
84.   Yankees Brasil
Pitch around Millar?
2008-05-26 12:30:02
85.   RIYank
Excellent.
Too bad six innings, one run isn't going to get Darrell the W. But maybe it's enough to get one for the Yanks.
2008-05-26 12:30:28
86.   JimCobain
Thanks for that heart attack, Bobby... Rasner did his job today. 6IP 1ER. Let's get on the board.
2008-05-26 12:30:28
87.   SF Yanks
82 Good find!
2008-05-26 12:30:46
88.   Yankees Brasil
Great play by Melky. Abreu almost fucked it up.
2008-05-26 12:31:44
89.   SF Yanks
Rasner deserves a hell of a lot more than he's getting right now.
2008-05-26 12:32:54
90.   Yankees Brasil
If Olson is dominating today, I fear Burres might throw a no-hitter tomorrow.
2008-05-26 12:33:54
91.   Yankees Brasil
Another first pitch hack. They should be trying to get the guy off the game, not help him stay a little longer.
2008-05-26 12:34:15
92.   Jeb
83 what's the pitch count on Cy Olson?
2008-05-26 12:35:29
93.   RIYank
91 ?? Robbie? He didn't swing at the first pitch. And he hit the second one over 400 feet.
2008-05-26 12:36:40
94.   JimCobain
Melky looks lost, I think it's time to give him a day off.
2008-05-26 12:36:42
95.   RIYank
Yeah, better hold Moeller on. Always a threat to steal.

83 104.

2008-05-26 12:38:06
96.   RIYank
Ugh.
Better hit their bullpen.
2008-05-26 12:39:21
97.   Yankees Brasil
Another ridiculous inning by the offense.

93 My bad on that one. Don't know what happened, didn't see the first pitch.

2008-05-26 12:39:38
98.   Jeb
95 Thanks, looks like we'll see my friend's brother Chad pitch for the O's.
2008-05-26 12:40:19
99.   Chyll Will
82 We need to hear from Namibiyank...

Wow, if this were Yankee Stadium I'd say Kate Smith had a bit of a sore throat...

2008-05-26 12:41:26
100.   williamnyy23
I was hoping this kind of effort was behind them, but the Yankees seem to be back to flailing away and allowing a mediocre lefty dominate them.

Also, Girardi's stubborness with Duncan has really been costly so far. Duncan has had men on base in two ABs and done very little with each opportunity. With as hot as Giambi has been, you just wonder if one of those situations would have produced another outcome? Heck, even if you insist on Duncan, he could have played RF with Damon moving to CF and Melky getting a rest.

Hopefully, the Yankees have really emerged from their slumber and will have more late inning magic. I'd hate to think this has just been Seattle-induced optimism.

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2008-05-26 12:43:55
101.   Yankees Brasil
100 "Seattle-induced optimism."

Sad but true.

Meanwhile, Hawkins doing what he does best, giving up hits.

2008-05-26 12:47:08
102.   SF Yanks
95 Were you referring to Olson's pitch count? Because I have Raz at 98 and 92 Olson at 107
2008-05-26 12:48:10
103.   RIYank
101 He looks pretty good to me.
2008-05-26 12:50:49
104.   RIYank
102 Yes, Olson's.
2008-05-26 12:51:01
105.   Jeb
100 Agreed. He simply cannot hit. I'd give anything for a homer from Duncan today.
2008-05-26 12:55:01
106.   SF Yanks
Sit down Hawkins.
2008-05-26 12:55:13
107.   RIYank
Damn, that wasn't a bad pitch either.
I feel like Hawkins is this close to being a really good pitcher.
Hm, I guess there's probably a lot of okay bullpen guys you could say that about, though.
2008-05-26 12:56:15
108.   Yankees Brasil
103 He looks terrible to me.
2008-05-26 12:57:30
109.   williamnyy23
Using Hawkins in the 7th of a 1-0 game is some of the residue of the Joba decision. Not only don't you have Joba late, but everyone else is moved back. Of course, this wouldn't even be an issue if the Yankee offense could muster a run or two off mediocre lefties.

This is a very discouraging game...the kind that Yankees teams of the past have won before they even took the field.

2008-05-26 12:58:10
110.   RIYank
108 Really?? He struck out two guys.
2008-05-26 12:58:36
111.   SF Yanks
Well the winning streak was fun while it lasted.
2008-05-26 12:58:53
112.   RIYank
Ooooof.
That one hurt.
2008-05-26 12:59:57
113.   tommyl
ugh, not pretty.
2008-05-26 13:00:41
114.   williamnyy23
When your offense can't hit a bad pitcher, you lose game like this. Oh well, I guess it's back to last place.
2008-05-26 13:00:52
115.   nick
Veras and Ramirez are our good setup guys; Farns and Hawkins are just the guys who get paid big bucks. Joe needs to figure this out pretty fast--you'd think a look at their stats would be enough to convince him, but apparently not...
2008-05-26 13:01:07
116.   tommyl
110 And walked two and gave up another hit. That's not good.
2008-05-26 13:01:25
117.   nick
....and now we have no good guys.......
2008-05-26 13:01:29
118.   Jeb
ballgame. Have a nice day everyone.

Remember, we're going 13-6 since the 5/21/08 win over Baltimore. Including today, we're now 5-1 in that run and only have to go 8-5 to get to 33-31. At that point, we're going to roll through Kansas City, have a tough series with Oakland, and then smash Houston, Cincy, San Diego and Pittsburgh.

2008-05-26 13:01:55
119.   williamnyy23
110 I think his 5.09 ERA means more than striking out two rookies. When Hawkins is in a 1-0 game, you know it's trouble. The best solution to that problem is not to get shutout.
2008-05-26 13:02:40
120.   williamnyy23
115 I guess Veras didn't get the memo about being a good setup guy :)
2008-05-26 13:02:48
121.   Yankees Brasil
116 Rest my case. He was good only if you compare him to Veras.
2008-05-26 13:03:30
122.   RIYank
Well, at least we didn't waste three or four runs on this game. ;-)

Really the only bright spot was Rasner. Everything else was bad. Hm, not Matsui, he's still good.

2008-05-26 13:03:44
123.   williamnyy23
Hawkins effort was still better than the offense.
2008-05-26 13:03:56
124.   OldYanksFan
All that with 2 outs. SHIT!
2008-05-26 13:04:23
125.   williamnyy23
122 Had they scored 3-4 runs, then you dont have to use Hawkins, so it would have been nice if the bats didn't take a holiday.
2008-05-26 13:04:40
126.   OldYanksFan
Man... Jim Palmer looks amazing.
2008-05-26 13:05:15
127.   tommyl
122 I'd argue A-Rod's two walks and a steal are pretty good. Anything to raise that OBP is good in my book.
2008-05-26 13:05:34
128.   OldYanksFan
Has anyone noticed how poor Jeters numbers are?
2008-05-26 13:05:56
129.   Yankees Brasil
The Yankees are a helpless bunch against any team not named Mariners. Pathetic work from our 'pen, even worse game from the offense. You'd expect they could get more than 3 hits today against a mediocre pitcher.
And if Duncan doesn't lose his job soon, this team isn't serious about winning this year.
2008-05-26 13:06:03
130.   RIYank
I think I was misunderstood.
When I wrote, "He looks pretty good to me," he'd given up a single and K-ed two. And his stuff did look good.
Obviously, walking two was not good at all. The last hit I thought came off a pretty good pitch: high and tight and fast.
2008-05-26 13:06:26
131.   williamnyy23
128 Yes....I've stopped commenting on them because I don't want to pile on the Captain.
2008-05-26 13:07:46
132.   Yankees Brasil
I fear Burres might throw a no-hitter tomorrow.
2008-05-26 13:07:56
133.   RIYank
127 I guess. To me a good day for A-Rod has to involve some extra base hits. But sure, the two walks plus SB are perfectly acceptable.
2008-05-26 13:10:06
134.   OldYanksFan
He's hurting the team. He has had 2 hot weeks where he batted over .400. Aside from that, he has a sub .700 OPS. Guess ARod was wrong. Maybe Jetes needs a sleepover to get straight.
2008-05-26 13:11:12
135.   williamnyy23
133 When the other righties in the lineup hit so poorly, then there is no way a lefty will challenge Alex. Molina/Moeller, Melky and Duncan have been awful, which really isn;t a surprise (Melky has always been better from the left side). If Jeter doesn't start to hit, however, it is going to be a problem.
2008-05-26 13:11:57
136.   OldYanksFan
I fear we will see a year or 2 of GOJ.
2008-05-26 13:14:39
137.   RIYank
135 Huh? Why does it matter what the other righties do?

A-Rod is hitting before Matsui, who is plainly the best hitter on the team right now (and even more obviously today). The one player it's a mistake to walk has to be the guy hitting in front of Matsui.

2008-05-26 13:16:21
138.   Yankees Brasil
137 He walked A-Rod, Matsui did get a hit and we still didn't score.
2008-05-26 13:17:27
139.   Yankees Brasil
138 As a matter of fact, A-Rod walked twice, Matsui picked up two hits, and we still didn't score. Amazingly bad.
2008-05-26 13:19:30
140.   RIYank
138 139 I'm afraid I don't see your point.
2008-05-26 13:21:55
141.   Yankees Brasil
140 It wasn't a mistake to pitch around A-Rod. It was the right thing to do.
2008-05-26 13:22:50
142.   RIYank
141 ???
You think it's smart to walk a guy so you can face the best hitter on the team with a man on base?

Okay. I don't really have any answer to that.

2008-05-26 13:23:15
143.   Yankees Brasil
Another chance for Shelley with a runner on...and he fails yet again.
2008-05-26 13:25:52
144.   RIYank
Ah, a moral victory... or a wasted run???
2008-05-26 13:26:27
145.   Yankees Brasil
142 There's a zero on the scoreboard. Can't argue against results. It wasn't a bad decision because the Yankees have two hitters hitting right now, A-Rod and Matsui. Even though Matsui is hotter, A-Rod is more dangerous, has more power and a better eye at the plate. AND Matsui is a lefty, so there's a better chance he would get him out.
2008-05-26 13:28:13
146.   Yankees Brasil
Hopefully tomorrow the Yankees will pretend they are playing against the M's and start hitting again.
2008-05-26 13:44:31
147.   RIYank
145 You can't argue against results? Why not? I don't believe they were pitching around A-Rod, but if they were it was a stupid thing to do that happened, by pure luck, not to hurt them.
When a team has just two batters hitting well, you obviously shouldn't walk one of them to face the second. That's obviously a terrible strategy. (And their equally good against lefties this year.)
2008-05-26 13:45:12
148.   RIYank
Uh, that is: (... Matsui and A-Rod are equally good against lefties this year).
2008-05-26 16:55:11
149.   JL25and3
100 Agreed. All of a sudden, Giambi's looking better than he's looked in years, hitting to left field and right-center. The last thing he needed was a day off.

And Jeter, yeah.

2008-05-27 04:43:11
150.   OldYanksFan
Colon's line from last night: (W, 2-0) 7.0 IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, 84-59, 2.25 ERA. Sox announcer said he was clocked at 96 mph. Don't know about that, but he was throwing hard. He beay King Felix, so the Sox could sweep.

I guess Seattle IS that bad.

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