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Andy Log 4080: Africa Hot
2008-06-07 07:17
by Alex Belth
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The Yanks need a bounce-back win this afternoon against one of Joe Posnanski's favorites, Brian Bannister.  It is hotter n July hot in the Bronx today--hot, hazy, dumb hot.  Andy Pettitte goes for the Yanks.  The ball should be a-jumping, boy. 

Keep cool, y'all and...

Let's go Yan-Kees!

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2008-06-07 07:39:26
1.   Raf
That's a cool pic...

Makes me wanna open a fire hydrant :)

2008-06-07 08:17:03
2.   Mattpat11
Did Cano get that curve yet?
2008-06-07 08:48:54
3.   Cliff Corcoran
0 Been that kind of day here so far. We just got a kiddie pool for the dog. Filled it up on the deck for the first time today. She loooves it, but she just ran in the house and drenched the entire kitchen.
2008-06-07 09:11:54
4.   unmoderated
i melted around 11:30.
2008-06-07 09:22:38
5.   mehmattski
It's 96˚F here in Durham, on the way up to 100. No fire hydrants though. At least my air conditioning got fixed!
2008-06-07 09:25:18
6.   ms october
mister senor love daddy wants the yankee offense to wake up today

it's hot up in boston too and i'm loving it

2008-06-07 09:44:51
7.   Knuckles
mid-90s here in VA. thought my bike tires were gonna melt this morning- yeesh. washed my car, cleaned my bikes, and am hibernating in the A/C until dinnertime.
2008-06-07 10:09:16
8.   cult of basebaal
why do i have the feeling that today's gonna be another struggle for the offense ... bannister's got some extreme day/night splits going on:

record, obaa, oops, era
day: 11-2, .229, .614, 3.03
night: 8-14, .263, .762, 4.76

2008-06-07 10:16:35
9.   ny2ca2dc
Damon gets all goofed up on the track, just like yesterday.
2008-06-07 10:18:05
10.   williamnyy23
Looks like Andy brought his A-game again, which sadly this season, is not being sarcastic.
2008-06-07 10:21:32
11.   cult of basebaal
wow ... i guess andy isn't bothering to set us up for disappointment, he's sucking right away
2008-06-07 10:23:27
12.   williamnyy23
Great idea to bunt in the first inning of a game you'll likely need a lot of runs to win. Brilliant.
2008-06-07 10:25:23
13.   OldYanksFan
The weather says it's 84 with a humidity of 70% of here in NH. Was out in the garden at 9 to unload a pickup load of topsoil. By the time I picked up the shovel, I was drenched. Steam room humid. Suicide humid. Supposed to get progressively hotter over the next 3 days.
2008-06-07 10:27:17
14.   williamnyy23
More pitiful hitting with men in scoring position, which is exactly why it is stupid to play for one run. This Yankee is bordering on pathetic.
2008-06-07 10:28:51
15.   Yankees Brasil
14 It almost seems like you didn't know they were gonna fail. It's been going on for 61 games, why whould it change now?
2008-06-07 10:29:02
16.   ms october
i wonder if they are having a contest to see who has the most number of times to drive in a runner at 3rd with less than 2 out and DOES NOT DO IT?

(i am only on gamdeday, so don't know what really happened.)

2008-06-07 10:29:08
17.   cult of basebaal
12 that was on jeter, that was a bunt for a base hit ... still a shitty idea
2008-06-07 10:30:36
18.   Yankees Brasil
And why is Matsui out of the lineup?
2008-06-07 10:33:38
19.   Yankees Brasil
Very nice. Baseball Gods give the Yankees a hit with RISP.
2008-06-07 10:33:50
20.   cult of basebaal
2008-06-07 10:34:04
21.   cult of basebaal
c'mon cletus!
2008-06-07 10:35:50
22.   ms october
18 well i certainly would like to see matsui in the lineup - but then who is out - you don't want damon or giambi out now either - maybe you sit abreu and have matsui in rf which is always an adventure - or you put damon at 1b and have matsui at lf dropping betemit - but that is a bit scary defensively as well.
there's not a lot of flexibility with the 25 man right now - i mean if shelley duncan is pinch running that tells you all you need to know.
2008-06-07 10:38:12
23.   Yankees Brasil
22 Giambi at 1B, Damon at LF, Matsui at DH, Betemit sits.

Girardi obviously thinks the offense is doing great and we should rest some of our best producers, since everybody else is hitting.

2008-06-07 10:39:44
24.   Yankees Brasil
1 for 3 with RISP so far.
2008-06-07 10:39:53
25.   ms october
23 yeah, that would be ideal.
but i think even the biggest giambi lovers realize you can't run him out at 1b everyday - especially after he got hit the other day.
2008-06-07 10:46:25
26.   3rd gen yankee fan
That's a great photo Alex, is that one of Em's?
2008-06-07 10:48:29
27.   Yankees Brasil
What is Betemit waiting for?
2008-06-07 10:49:23
28.   Yankees Brasil
8 pitch inning. Great effort so far.
2008-06-07 10:51:55
29.   ny2ca2dc
Plate ump is enormous
2008-06-07 10:52:37
30.   Yankees Brasil
29 Almost dragged Posada down.
2008-06-07 10:53:12
31.   OldYanksFan
Po earned some brownie points there for his next AB.
2008-06-07 11:06:16
32.   OldYanksFan
Anyone notice JD has got the high socks now?
2008-06-07 11:06:56
33.   cult of basebaal
lovely, just lovely
2008-06-07 11:13:00
34.   Yankees Brasil
The Royals had an 11-game losing streak on the road. Now they come to play the Yankees, and they might leave Yankee Stadium with 4-game winning streak on the road.
2008-06-07 11:13:42
35.   Yankees Brasil
Another blown call against the Yankees. Umps must be on a mission.
2008-06-07 11:15:49
36.   Yankees Brasil
35 Never mind, it was Ed Montague again.
2008-06-07 11:23:47
37.   tommyl
Ah Derek, way to squash that rally once again!
2008-06-07 11:24:53
38.   Just fair
I keep saying to myself, "Unf%$#@%believable."
But is it?
2008-06-07 11:25:19
39.   tommyl
At least we got Andy some rest in the heat, oh wait.
2008-06-07 11:35:37
40.   Just fair
The optimistic part of my brain says that this will make for a wonderful comeback victory to ge the ball rolling.
And no, I do not have heatstroke.
2008-06-07 11:40:13
41.   Just fair
Posada. You were sorely missed.
2008-06-07 11:41:26
42.   cult of basebaal
oh, it's good to have jorge back
2008-06-07 11:42:51
43.   Just fair
That will be the ab that gets Cano going. : )
2008-06-07 11:43:12
44.   cult of basebaal
man ... if only rasner had this ump last night
2008-06-07 11:45:07
45.   Alex Belth
No, I found the shot on the net somewheres and loved it.

Hey, the O is coming back. We're winning this sucker. F what you heard.

2008-06-07 11:45:30
46.   cult of basebaal
wait ... what's happening here ... these, these ... "runners" ... on third ... they don't have to stay there??? i don't understand?!?!?
2008-06-07 11:46:52
47.   Just fair
Cano and Melky. It's a beautiful sight to see them running the bases at the same time.
2008-06-07 11:49:24
48.   Just fair
Word to big bird. That phrase has been etched into my brain thanks to this site.
2008-06-07 11:49:38
49.   JeremyM
How is Damon doing this without his stache?
2008-06-07 11:53:04
50.   JeremyM
That's one way to keep Jeter out of the DP....
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2008-06-07 11:55:12
51.   Just fair
Why the hell did Melky look at right fielder when he was running. Not good.
2008-06-07 11:55:31
52.   ny2ca2dc
Great throw, but Melky let up. Awful play by melky
2008-06-07 11:55:37
53.   JeremyM
50 It still didn't work! Ugh.
2008-06-07 11:55:40
54.   cult of basebaal
well, it had to be tried ... nice throw by guillen
2008-06-07 11:57:02
55.   Yankees Brasil
51 Don't blame Melky, blame Jeter. Another weakass AB. He had the count 3-0 and 3-1, got pitches right down the middle both times, and the best he could do was lift a lazy pop fly to shallow right field.
2008-06-07 12:00:51
56.   ny2ca2dc
Attaboy Andy. Now offense lets keep it going
2008-06-07 12:01:18
57.   Just fair
55 I completely agree with you that Jeter spit the bit. But when tagging up, the runner's gotta be going balls to wall focused on where he's going, not peaking at the outfielder.
2008-06-07 12:06:55
58.   Just fair
Holy Upper-Deck shot
2008-06-07 12:07:33
59.   Yankees Brasil
Now there's our man.
2008-06-07 12:08:24
60.   ny2ca2dc
I love that dugout shot
2008-06-07 12:08:47
61.   Yankees Brasil
57 You are absolutely right. Still, I can't get angry at Melky. It was all Derek's fault :D
2008-06-07 12:08:48
62.   Just fair
From the theater of the absurd. How great would it be for Joba to throw a perfect game and whack a couple of balls onto the train tracks in Houston next Friday.
Now that would be something to tell the Grandkiddies.
2008-06-07 12:09:54
63.   ny2ca2dc
a walk!
2008-06-07 12:11:04
64.   Yankees Brasil
It feels good to have a catcher who knows how to hit, or take a walk!!
2008-06-07 12:12:23
65.   OldYanksFan
Let's all say it together:
Gotta luv the big lug!
2008-06-07 12:13:20
66.   ny2ca2dc
Tha made me very, very, very fucking angry. God damnit Robinson.
2008-06-07 12:14:01
67.   ny2ca2dc
Why isn't betemit playing second, with big-G at 1st and Matsui DH. This is getting out of hand
2008-06-07 12:14:43
68.   ms october
65 haha oyf - you would be proud - i have said it a few times in your absence.

now let's see what andy can do - already at 83 pitches

2008-06-07 12:15:03
69.   Yankees Brasil
It's Brett freaking Tomko!! We have to crush him.
2008-06-07 12:15:37
70.   OldYanksFan
I'll say it again. Not as punishment, but simply as a wake up call:
Send Cano to AAA for a week and bring up AGon.
2008-06-07 12:16:07
71.   ms october
what's the injury delay?
2008-06-07 12:16:14
72.   OldYanksFan
68 Jason will make a run at MVP.
2008-06-07 12:16:41
73.   Just fair
That has got to hurt like an absolute bitch. The Home Plate God is out for vengeance today.
2008-06-07 12:16:52
74.   Yankees Brasil
70 Something needs to be done. He's not even hitting that ball hard. If you're not gonna put a good swing on it, why swing at the first pitch?
2008-06-07 12:19:54
75.   Yankees Brasil
Now this is more like Andy Pettitte.
2008-06-07 12:21:16
76.   OldYanksFan
8 pitches in the 5th, 7 pitches in the 6th. By my calculations, he will have a 4 pitch 9th!
2008-06-07 12:23:15
77.   cult of basebaal
67 at least betemit is making outs with good contact
2008-06-07 12:25:14
78.   ny2ca2dc
77 Exactly. Cano is making contact but they're all popups. He's just fisting every damn thing. (settle down on the sexual innuendo)
2008-06-07 12:25:42
79.   Just fair
Keep hittin' JD. Good thought. Bad result.
2008-06-07 12:26:10
80.   ny2ca2dc
Damon not busting. Learning from Melky. I know its hot.... But come on
2008-06-07 12:27:09
81.   cult of basebaal
i'll take that out ... not a bad decision to try and get into scoring position with 2 out, even against guillen's arm ... from one view, it looked like he might have even slide to the side of the tag and been safe ... still ... good to see damon raking
2008-06-07 12:27:38
82.   OldYanksFan
Cano needs to read Ted Williams book. He feels that he can hit every pitch, but does not seem to understand some pitches are better to hit then others. The concept of 'waiting for your pitch' just doesn't exist in Cano's head.
2008-06-07 12:28:44
83.   OldYanksFan
80 However, this is correct. He didn't eally run hard until he rounded 1st.
2008-06-07 12:28:46
84.   Just fair
It's incridible how easy he made that bunt look. It's makes Cano's attempts seem that more futile.
2008-06-07 12:29:00
85.   ms october
78 what's frustrating is cano looks like he is coming out of his fog and then he isn't - he looked good last night with 2 doubles and has had a few decent abs/hits in the last few games, and then he loses it again

72 yeah - i never thought he would again, but some of his main competition may be 3 other guys no one thought would be do anything

2008-06-07 12:29:39
86.   cult of basebaal
veras? VERAS???
2008-06-07 12:30:43
87.   ny2ca2dc
Jeter not paying attention. Cadillac-ing
2008-06-07 12:30:59
88.   cult of basebaal
the lip giveth ... and the lip taketh away
2008-06-07 12:31:14
89.   OldYanksFan
Yeah... but it can't hurt for a SS to actually get in front of the ball.
2008-06-07 12:33:02
90.   Yankees Brasil
Will Pettitte hold a lead before this season is over?
2008-06-07 12:33:19
91.   Just fair
Didn't this team just lose 11 games in a row? Cripes.
2008-06-07 12:33:43
92.   nick
damnit, Joe, you show patience with your ace, the Raz--gotta have a quicker hook for Petitte...
2008-06-07 12:33:56
93.   Yankees Brasil
91 Who?! The Yankees? It seems so.
2008-06-07 12:34:12
94.   ny2ca2dc
Relentlessly .500 team - One game, pitch good, no hit; next game, hit pretty good, no pitch or D and shitty baserunning. Whenever ya think they'll put it together...
2008-06-07 12:34:27
95.   nick
86 say it isn't so....
2008-06-07 12:34:42
96.   Yankees Brasil
This is bad move. Might be game over here.
2008-06-07 12:35:47
97.   nick
you know, Petitte and Wang pitch like they have thus far and nothing else really matters cause we ain't doin shit....
2008-06-07 12:37:02
98.   Just fair
88 Who is Durocher?
2008-06-07 12:37:29
99.   Zack
It would seem that Andy should have been taken out awhile ago...
2008-06-07 12:37:36
100.   nick
we all wd use Mo in this situation, right? just checkin...
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2008-06-07 12:38:19
101.   cult of basebaal
nice andy!
2008-06-07 12:38:33
102.   Yankees Brasil
Now this is downright insane. Can't let Pettitte face Guillen.
2008-06-07 12:38:35
103.   nick
and he gave him Guillen??
2008-06-07 12:40:09
104.   nick
did a sudden plague strike our bullpen???
2008-06-07 12:40:36
105.   Yankees Brasil
This is bullshit. Fuck Girardi. He needs to be fired right fucking now.
2008-06-07 12:40:58
106.   cult of basebaal
BAD andy!!!
2008-06-07 12:41:07
107.   ny2ca2dc
97 Indeed.
2008-06-07 12:41:12
108.   nick
that was the stupidest pitching move I have ever seen from a Yankee manager. I am fucking dumbfounded.
2008-06-07 12:41:26
109.   Just fair
Andy's lack of workouts with his ol' buddy Rocket made for some nice bp for the putrid Royals. Bollocks.
2008-06-07 12:41:45
110.   cult of basebaal
106 WORSE girardi
2008-06-07 12:43:06
111.   Yankees Brasil
This is pathetic. Guillen had already homered, drove in 3 runs already, and righties hit well over .370 against Pettitte this year. Also Pettitte was over 100 pitches for the day. Girardi fucking sucks.
2008-06-07 12:43:48
112.   Zack
Words are really at a loss for this one. I have no idea what Girardi is thinking, a day after a pitcher pitches 8 innings with a rested bullpen. I'm pretty sure everyone could see disaster there, and Andy has pretty consistently given up leads this year.

Absolutely inexcusable managing there. Freaking terrible. This team is scuffling enough, it doesn't its manager to make such blatantly boneheaded decisions...

Great, lets drop the series to the 2nd worst team in baseball right when we should be taking off, nothing sums up this season better than that.

2008-06-07 12:43:57
113.   Raf
Kay making excuses. It ain't the BP's fault
2008-06-07 12:44:05
114.   Zack
A few batters too late there Joey Girardi
2008-06-07 12:44:32
115.   vockins
Can the cheerleaders convince me why this isn't a .500 team again?
2008-06-07 12:44:59
116.   horace-clarke-era
I will let others do the Fire Joe Morgan, thing, I'm down with Fire Joe Girardi. But I do note the horror here at the thought of Veras to face a killer righty. I'd have gone to Veras in a heartbeat. I'd have gone to FARNS in that at-bat. But I also note that if Andy and Wang are going to be 5.50+ era pitchers, nothing is going to matter much.
2008-06-07 12:45:10
117.   Yankees Brasil
And just to make matters worse, Veras comes out of the 'pen and strikes the guy out in 3 pitches.
2008-06-07 12:45:19
118.   Zack
I am so freaking mad, I wash my hands clean of this team for the next three weeks. I can't even think about them or its going to piss me off...
2008-06-07 12:46:53
119.   Just fair
My rose colored glasses thinks they came back once, they can do so again. In spite of the skipper. Or is despite the skpper? Whatever. Too much spite all around.
2008-06-07 12:47:00
120.   nick
if anybody uses the word "Joba" in connection with today's events they should be horsewhipped. this is 100% on Girardi. unbelievable...
2008-06-07 12:49:58
121.   OldYanksFan
115 Don't know. Is Cleveland a .460 team? Is Detroit a .400 team? Were the Yanks 2 games under .500 on June 30, 2007?

Things don't look good. But the fat lady doesn't sing until October.

2008-06-07 12:50:12
122.   cult of basebaal
116 i'll add to that, if girardi keeps managing like he's afraid to trust his bullpen, we're not going to win this year
2008-06-07 12:50:17
123.   Raf
120 It was too early for Joba. Setup men only pitch the 8th inning :)
2008-06-07 12:50:56
124.   nick
That was pitch 111 for Andy. Second highest total of the year. He'd already given up 6 runs, including runs that inning. And you leave him and have him intentionally walk the bases full.
2008-06-07 12:52:35
125.   Just fair
I am looking forward to Joba's start tomorrow.
2008-06-07 12:54:24
126.   nick
if we're patient, Tomko will suck: it's a law of nature....
2008-06-07 12:55:01
127.   Yankees Brasil
124 RHBs are hitting over .370 against him this season!!! If that didn't caught Girardi's eyes, he really needs to be fired.
2008-06-07 12:55:23
128.   Just fair
2 down. 3 to go. Alex is a monster.
2008-06-07 12:55:55
129.   OldYanksFan
122 I think it was more an attempt to show confidence in Andy then fear of the BP. Poor move in any event.
2008-06-07 12:57:59
130.   Alex Belth
Wow, what a shot. That's why he's worth the price of admission, right? Man, what a BOMB. Okay, down two with eight outs left. Yanks still gotta pull this one through. And they need to do it before they bring in Joakim in the 9th.
2008-06-07 12:58:36
131.   nick
129 show confidence AFTER he's thrown 100 pitches and given up 6 earned? in a tie game??

maybe Joe's experience catching Pettite came into play somehow......

2008-06-07 12:59:04
132.   cult of basebaal
i will say this, jorge really seems to make this lineup different ... this is 2 games in a row that he's played in where the bats have refused to lay down and die
2008-06-07 13:00:19
133.   Just fair
Has anyone seen Chris Singleton on ESPN talking about the draft lately? That's Ken's son, right? Did he get hurt or siimply not good enough.
2008-06-07 13:00:23
134.   nick
let me just go on the record and predict an agonizing one-run defeat that will consume much of my remaining Saturday....
2008-06-07 13:01:13
135.   OldYanksFan
130 It gives you an idea of what RH batters faced in the old stadium. Mantle and especially Joe D. were at a huge disadvantage. God knows how many HRs Joe D. would have had if he played in a normal stadium.
2008-06-07 13:02:48
136.   OldYanksFan
133 Chris was never near as good as his Dad.
134 Think JD dogging it and being thrown out at 2nd.
2008-06-07 13:03:15
137.   Just fair
135 Like Colorado. : )
2008-06-07 13:04:49
138.   Just fair
136 That's obvious. I just didn't realize he made the jump to the booth.
2008-06-07 13:09:57
139.   OldYanksFan
"Free agent outfielder Chris Singleton was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday after failing a team physical.

Singleton reported feeling light-headed and dizzy during his three days in camp with Pittsburgh. He was originally diagnosed with an inner ear infection before being sent back to Pittsburgh on Monday for additional medical testing.

The team, citing player confidentiality issues, declined to disclose what caused Singleton to fail the physical.

"Basically, we voided his contract based upon him flunking the physical," said Pirates GM Dave Littlefield. "That's really all I have to report."

Wikipedia says Chris is NOT related to Ken. Is that correct? I thought he was his son.

2008-06-07 13:14:52
140.   Just fair
Wiki's gotta be incorrcect about the relationship. Thanks for the post.
2008-06-07 13:16:11
141.   Yankees Brasil
So this is basically our last chance.
2008-06-07 13:17:46
142.   Raf
140 FWIW, baseball-reference doesn't list a connection with the two, and they usually do with related MLB'ers
2008-06-07 13:18:46
143.   OldYanksFan
He actually played a dozen games for TB in 2005, but that was it. Wiki says: "... a color commentator on Chicago White Sox radio broadcasts for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. However, on March 4, 2008 it was announced that he would be leaving that position to take on an analyst role with the ESPN television program Baseball Tonight."
2008-06-07 13:20:31
144.   Just fair
141 6 outs brother. Unless you're in Australia and tomorrow's game is over already.
2008-06-07 13:23:12
145.   Just fair
Couple of breaks here. C'mon fate.
2008-06-07 13:23:23
146.   Yankees Brasil
No Matsui there? WTF is wrong with Girardi?
2008-06-07 13:24:33
147.   Just fair
Break #3. Now all we need is an old fashioned single.
2008-06-07 13:24:42
148.   Yankees Brasil
144 But Joakim Soaria is really good! You're right, we can do it, we need to do it!
2008-06-07 13:25:37
149.   tommyl
Come on Johnny, pick up the shitty pitching yet again!
2008-06-07 13:26:30
150.   OldYanksFan
Anybody WANT Jeter up with the bases loaded and 1 out?
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2008-06-07 13:26:38
151.   tommyl
2008-06-07 13:27:01
152.   Just fair
Someone buy that man a beer. Sweet.
2008-06-07 13:27:03
153.   tommyl
150 No, that would have gidp all over it
2008-06-07 13:27:17
154.   nick
Damon! what a mensch...
2008-06-07 13:27:18
155.   cult of basebaal
c'mon johnny!
2008-06-07 13:27:20
156.   Yankees Brasil
Damon is God!
2008-06-07 13:27:35
157.   tommyl
Jeter's line: Sac bunt, GIDP, FIDP, ground out
2008-06-07 13:27:48
158.   cult of basebaal
2008-06-07 13:28:03
159.   OldYanksFan
Yes!!! JD saves Jeter an embarassing AB.
2008-06-07 13:28:32
160.   nick
so it's June 7th, and we're in the midst of an epic struggle of a ballgame.....against the Kansas City Royals.......trying to get back to .500.
2008-06-07 13:28:38
161.   Yankees Brasil
We need to get this lead right now. Turn Damon loose, let him steal a bag and hope either Jeter or Abreu can drive him in.
2008-06-07 13:28:46
162.   horace-clarke-era
As the never-expecting-the-role President from early this year of the Damon's Da Mon Club let me invite all Banterers to join in:

Damon's Da Mon.

5-5 and a 3-2 clutch shot? Dude.

2008-06-07 13:28:48
163.   nick
....strange days.
2008-06-07 13:29:00
164.   cult of basebaal
i'd better see me some damn mofo mo in the 9th, even if we don't score again here
2008-06-07 13:29:38
165.   Just fair
Does Joe bring in Mo if the game's still tied after this inning?
Well, that picture answered my question.
2008-06-07 13:29:53
166.   Just fair
Steal, Damon, Steal.
2008-06-07 13:30:14
167.   OldYanksFan
Wow! It is really hard to say what kind of player JD is now. When he's good, he's great. Early this year he looked totally cooked. So... was his signing a mistake?
2008-06-07 13:32:22
168.   nick
wow, Sterling actually proposes using Mo for two if it stays tied!
2008-06-07 13:32:25
169.   zanderthegreat
157 although the FIDP cant really be his fault.
164 Definitely. Better to have a chance for the win in the ninth than a save in the eleventh.
2008-06-07 13:32:59
170.   Just fair
Damon's extremely streaky. When he's going bad, he looks completely hopeless at the dish. What a mind-boggling game. And the captain pulls through. My crystal ball sees another A-Rod smash.
2008-06-07 13:33:26
171.   tommyl
Cap does his job thankfully. C'mon Bobbie, please, please you can do it.

BTW, if I were a KC fan I'd be screaming for Soria right about now.

2008-06-07 13:33:56
172.   cult of basebaal
169 we're at home ... ain't gonna be no save for mo in extra innigs
2008-06-07 13:34:41
173.   cult of basebaal
see jetes? that's why you don't bunt in the fucking 1st inning!
2008-06-07 13:35:14
174.   zanderthegreat
Meanwhile, Seattle ties it back up in Boston.
2008-06-07 13:36:17
175.   ny2ca2dc
Again this team makes it impossible to give up on them
2008-06-07 13:36:57
176.   nick
2008-06-07 13:37:23
177.   Yankees Brasil
Warning track power ;)
2008-06-07 13:38:16
178.   cult of basebaal
2008-06-07 13:39:12
179.   zanderthegreat
172 Yea just realized that. =D
Still, I'd rather be sure that we DO go into extra innings then have Mo available for a random inning that may not matter. I geuss my point is, Its better to make sure he plays, although I got at it in a round-about manner.
2008-06-07 13:39:32
180.   Just fair
Line drive. Opposite field hr. Why not?
2008-06-07 13:39:44
181.   nick
oooooh...they bring in "Sheik" Yabuta!
2008-06-07 13:40:00
182.   Just fair
2008-06-07 13:40:07
183.   ny2ca2dc
Ya really, where is Soria
2008-06-07 13:40:17
184.   nick
178 damn slow mlb audio feed...
2008-06-07 13:40:30
185.   ny2ca2dc
Well that was anticlimactic
2008-06-07 13:40:49
186.   zanderthegreat
2008-06-07 13:41:06
187.   cult of basebaal
2008-06-07 13:41:09
188.   tommyl
So whoever is actually watching, who's coming in?
2008-06-07 13:42:46
189.   cult of basebaal
188 mo was the only one warming
2008-06-07 13:43:00
190.   Yankees Brasil
188 Mo.
2008-06-07 13:43:36
191.   zanderthegreat
Mo. Actually, Im not watching, so youve probably figured that out by now.
2008-06-07 13:43:49
192.   Raf
2008-06-07 13:44:09
193.   Just fair
Double Shite. The 3rd comeback will be the charm.
2008-06-07 13:44:12
194.   Yankees Brasil
You gotta be kidding me. This can't be true.
2008-06-07 13:44:38
195.   cult of basebaal
wow ... just ... wow
2008-06-07 13:45:22
196.   Yankees Brasil
I don't think the team will have enough to come back after this blow. This is even worse than watching Pettitte give up 10 runs. This is so unexpected.
2008-06-07 13:45:33
197.   OldYanksFan
Now I have to kill myself. All realities have been shattered.
2008-06-07 13:46:42
198.   Just fair
My mom's one and only favorite swear phrase
"deJesus, Mary, and Joseph."
2008-06-07 13:46:49
199.   horace-clarke-era
Somebody called it back in the 8th ... a one-run killer loss that ruins a Saturday.
2008-06-07 13:47:59
200.   Just fair
1st pitch fastball right down the pipe. He does give up hits and homers on occasion. Rare occasions.
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2008-06-07 13:48:18
201.   zanderthegreat
And then he just Mo's them down. Well, at least we know HE didnt lose his composure...
He'll be pitchin the tenth ;)
2008-06-07 13:48:21
202.   OldYanksFan
Can Giambino do it again? I guess we should have taken scoring last inning more seriously.
2008-06-07 13:49:53
203.   Yankees Brasil
202 We should have taken this game more seriously, from the beginning of it. We should have taken this season more seriously. If we lose, it's not Mo's fault, it's Pettitte's and Girardi's and all the times we failed to come through with RISP, as there were many.
2008-06-07 13:50:40
204.   nick
199 yeah, my 134 is to blame...reverse jinx?
2008-06-07 13:50:55
205.   Raf
this is crazy...
2008-06-07 13:50:56
206.   Yankees Brasil
And down goes our best chance of scoring.
2008-06-07 13:51:18
207.   Just fair
That was an effin' rope.
2008-06-07 13:51:39
208.   zanderthegreat
202 Jorgie Can!!!!!
2008-06-07 13:51:42
209.   Yankees Brasil
Holy Shit! Holy fucking shit! Glad to have you back PO!
2008-06-07 13:51:46
210.   Eirias
206 I believe you mean "there steps up our best chance of scoring."
2008-06-07 13:51:47
211.   ms october
jorge has no quit in him
2008-06-07 13:51:55
212.   cult of basebaal
2008-06-07 13:52:19
213.   OldYanksFan
2008-06-07 13:52:24
214.   doslobo38
Oh Jorge so good to have you back!!!!
2008-06-07 13:53:03
215.   zanderthegreat
Talk about roller coaster rides. They're gona name one after this game.
2008-06-07 13:53:40
216.   ms october
215 seriously this game is not for the faint of heart.
2008-06-07 13:54:28
217.   OldYanksFan
It's 11-11 after 9. But we have more hits. Do we win?
2008-06-07 13:54:43
218.   nick
walkoff from Wilson? naah-too improbable...
2008-06-07 13:54:54
219.   cult of basebaal
robbie cano makes the baby jesus cry
2008-06-07 13:54:59
220.   zanderthegreat
On gamecast it looked like that went really deep. Was it, or does gamecast just do random spots for homeruns? I know that it showed A-Rods as just over the fence.
2008-06-07 13:55:00
221.   tommyl
For the love of G-d just please win this game.
2008-06-07 13:55:26
222.   tommyl
This game is soooo not on the offense. You score 11 runs, you win the game.
2008-06-07 13:56:19
223.   OldYanksFan
I honestly don't know if I can continue to watch.
2008-06-07 13:56:25
224.   zanderthegreat
217 I think there is some ridiculous overtime thing... they gotta get that changed.


2008-06-07 13:56:54
225.   OldYanksFan
And Coney setting us up for a big fall.
2008-06-07 13:57:29
226.   zanderthegreat
219 And a more grown-up DeJesus happy.
2008-06-07 13:58:16
227.   OldYanksFan
I'm soooooooooo tired. Can we just continue this game another day?
2008-06-07 13:58:28
228.   ms october
225 huh?
2008-06-07 13:58:41
229.   tommyl
Oh, Johnny, please go 6-6, you can do it!
2008-06-07 13:58:44
230.   Just fair
A 6 fer 6 game is would look good on the resume.
2008-06-07 13:58:49
231.   nick
and now Johnny will have to go 6-6 to win it...
2008-06-07 13:58:56
232.   zanderthegreat
oooo baby. Thats the Melky Way. Just a single now, just a single.
2008-06-07 13:59:20
233.   OldYanksFan
PLEASE!!!!!! I'm soooooooooo tired!
2008-06-07 13:59:22
234.   cult of basebaal
wow ... and johnny for the win???
2008-06-07 14:00:17
235.   OldYanksFan
Look at JD's socks!
2008-06-07 14:00:48
236.   Just fair
We had em' right where we wanted em' all game. Thatta boy, damon.
2008-06-07 14:01:03
237.   Raf
2008-06-07 14:01:14
238.   tommyl


2008-06-07 14:01:31
239.   ms october
in play run(s) !!!!!

hell yes!

2008-06-07 14:01:35
240.   nick
2008-06-07 14:01:37
241.   OldYanksFan
Anybody WANT Jeter up with the bases loaded and 2 out?
2008-06-07 14:01:52
242.   zanderthegreat
Hell. Yes.
2008-06-07 14:02:01
243.   cult of basebaal
2008-06-07 14:02:05
244.   Just fair
I'd like to see JD kiss Kim on the mouth. : )
End to a perfect day.
2008-06-07 14:02:21
245.   OldYanksFan
Yes!!! JD saves Jeter an embarassing AB.
2008-06-07 14:02:22
246.   tommyl
239 Best understatement of the day.
2008-06-07 14:03:04
247.   zanderthegreat
And thats the difference between Mo and Soria. each give up homers in the ninth, but the reaction afterward is why you gotta worship Mo.
2008-06-07 14:03:13
248.   doslobo38
OK I think Johnny earned his paycheck today!
2008-06-07 14:03:27
249.   OldYanksFan
6 for 6! Kim Jones should allow him to cop a feel!
2008-06-07 14:04:07
250.   horace-clarke-era
Banterers: you KNOW you want to type it.

Damon's Da Mon.

Only the second 6 hit game in nine innings in Yankee history.

Today is a version of that old kids' game ... Pick Up Skips. (Hah!)

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2008-06-07 14:04:23
251.   zanderthegreat
241 245 =D ha, deja vu.
2008-06-07 14:07:33
252.   3rd gen yankee fan
2008-06-07 14:08:05
253.   OldYanksFan
BBTN should have fun with this game, yes?
2008-06-07 14:08:18
254.   nick
from Yanks mlb site:
Most hits, game -- 6
Myril Hoag 6/6/34 at Boston
Gerald Williams 5/1/96 at Baltimore, 15 inn.

Myril Hoag!

2008-06-07 14:12:42
255.   pistolpete
Just walked in from a day's worth of yardwork. Glad I didn't see this whole game, sounded stressful!

Just jumped in the shower and heard Damon get his 6th hit of the day. Unreal!

2008-06-07 14:20:34
256.   vockins
What a bonkers game.

Good lord, Johnny Damon.

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