Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
2008-06-14 14:31
by Alex Belth
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Mike Mussina has more than exceeded expectations of late but I fear that he's due for a stinker, especially with that awfully short porch in left down in Houston.  Who knows? I'd love to be wrong. Here's hoping the Yanks do the cookin' tonight.

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2008-06-14 14:43:43
1.   unmoderated
i'll give it another go:

Mussina: 5 2/3 IP 3 ER 6 H 1 BB 3 K
Rodriguez: 7 IP 2 ER 4 H 3 BB 5 K


Stros Pen: 2 IP 4 ER 5 H 2 BB 2 K
Yanks Pen: 3 1/3 0 ER 3 H 1 BB 3 K

Good: A Rod 2-4 HR, A-Gon 1-4 3B 2 RBI

Bad: Leroy Brown


2008-06-14 14:44:02
2.   unmoderated
see, i checked the lineup today...
2008-06-14 15:29:01
3.   JL25and3
1 What's Leroy Brown doing in Houston? Shouldn't he be with the White Sox?
2008-06-14 15:49:33
4.   Just fair
I just walked in the door to see Papelbon give up a game tying 2 out homerun. "That's a shame."
Let's hope the Moose has full bag o' tricks tonight. 3 games over 500 is virgin territory. Hard to believe. That Youkilis homer was an even bigger shame.
2008-06-14 16:01:59
5.   mehmattski
Awww, I was hoping for the YES broadcast on EI.
2008-06-14 16:03:53
6.   mehmattski
Also, Carolina BBQ takes Texas BBQ out behind the woodshed and returns with a carcass. A carcass dripping with spicy, vinegary deliciousness.
2008-06-14 16:04:19
7.   ms october
5 ha - me too - all those clips of the yanks at first had my hopes out - then the fox music - bah
2008-06-14 16:05:15
8.   ms october
7 um - hopes up not out
2008-06-14 16:06:31
9.   mehmattski
Radical Lineup Change of the Day: Jorge Posada playing second base. Hey, he was an infielder in the minor leagues....
2008-06-14 16:10:29
10.   kylepetterson
9 Only if we can get Giambi to play SS
2008-06-14 16:10:29
11.   51cq24
why the hell don't they have cameras looking straight down the lines at every stadium?
2008-06-14 16:11:15
12.   Just fair
WIll that Jeter play be reviewed on Aug 1st? Or is it ONLY for homerun?.
2008-06-14 16:11:44
13.   mehmattski
Melky Cabrera vs Lefties, 2008:


Hideki Matsui vs Lefties, 2008:


Is outfield difference that important? In a game where Mike Mussina has to bat?

2008-06-14 16:12:31
14.   mehmattski
13 Outfield defense, that is.
2008-06-14 16:12:39
15.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
I miss the rainbow Astros uniforms from the 80s...

Guess I have been here too long, but the crowd in Houston looks awful.well...."rotund"?

Go Moose!!

2008-06-14 16:12:46
16.   51cq24
12 only hr calls affect the game
2008-06-14 16:16:51
17.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
"Hustle Double" or slow Abreu?
2008-06-14 16:18:03
18.   mehmattski
17 Both. Abreu wasn't slow, just lollygagging. And his throw had no oomph, it was just a toss.
2008-06-14 16:19:36
19.   Just fair
THat was way too damn close.
2008-06-14 16:20:35
20.   mehmattski
I know that the NL is the more "tactical" league and all, but sac bunts early in the game make even less sense when the pitcher has to bat. You're throwing away one of 24 or so outs rather than one of 27.
2008-06-14 16:22:17
21.   ms october
20 especially when (or perhaps if) you take into account that tejeda has good numbers against moose
2008-06-14 16:23:37
22.   mehmattski
Bad Moose it is.
2008-06-14 16:24:01
23.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
2008-06-14 16:24:05
24.   ms october
there goes your short porch in lf concern alex
2008-06-14 16:28:28
25.   Just fair
That right fielder has mad hops.
2008-06-14 16:28:28
26.   unmoderated
hey, so far so good
2008-06-14 16:28:41
27.   mehmattski
Haha, Astros fan prevented the home run. Nice one, dumbass!
2008-06-14 16:29:01
28.   ms october
good thing for those rotund fans - but damn he got up there
2008-06-14 16:30:51
29.   Just fair
Awsome Pete Rose slike by the Melk.
2008-06-14 16:32:22
30.   Just fair
I meant slide. But hey, maybe slike will catch on as a new slang term. : )
2008-06-14 16:34:03
31.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
29 see that Pete Rose & Joe Morgan commercial on Aqua Velva!
2008-06-14 16:35:50
32.   Just fair
31 I did. Good stuff.
2008-06-14 16:36:10
33.   SF Yanks
Melky's so aggressive sometimes, I can't tell if that's good or bad or both.
2008-06-14 16:41:43
34.   Just fair
I think he was making up for not advancing to 3rd on Molina's grouner to third. Good pitch out.
2008-06-14 16:48:57
35.   RIYank
I just got here. And I have a question.
Were there really two inside-the-park home runs already, or has Gameday been hijacked?
2008-06-14 16:49:24
36.   Eirias
That was a horrible, horrible joke.
2008-06-14 16:52:22
37.   Eirias
Make him pay.
2008-06-14 16:56:07
38.   mehmattski
35 Haha, no, I guess Gameday was hijacked by Juan Pierre or something.

Lee's was a moon-shot to left. A-Rod's was just over the fence in right, and a fan knocked the left fielder's glove out of the way.

2008-06-14 16:56:46
39.   mehmattski
38 D'oh. Right fielder's glove. Not fan interference though, it was well into the stands. Fan had an Astros' jersey, too.
2008-06-14 16:57:45
40.   RIYank
Wow. Cecil Cooper is very bad at tactics. Is this 'small ball', or 'NL-style'? We could have been blown right out of this game in the first inning. And now, because of the A-Rod IBB, we have the bases loaded.
2008-06-14 16:57:54
41.   mehmattski
3-0 with the bases loaded. Let's see how Melky messes this up.
2008-06-14 16:58:10
42.   Just fair
Neither of them left the actual park. So they could be considered inside the park homers. : )
Gift run. 3-3
2008-06-14 16:58:41
43.   3rd gen yankee fan
The Melkman delivers!

Hey it's a run.

2008-06-14 16:58:55
44.   RIYank
39 I figured. But I was also hoping it was true.

Good, Cecil Cooper pays for his stupidity.

2008-06-14 16:59:36
45.   mehmattski
Posada who?!?!
2008-06-14 17:01:14
46.   mehmattski
Aww, AG looks disappointed. Straighten it out, kid!
2008-06-14 17:01:47
47.   RIYank
Wow. If Girardi managed this way, I would literally be screaming right now.
2008-06-14 17:02:02
48.   Just fair
Minute Maid is a freakin' pinball machine. This game has tilt written all over it.
2008-06-14 17:03:05
49.   Yankees Brasil
Comon Moose, let's hold them down now.
2008-06-14 17:03:24
50.   RIYank
48 Which makes all the 'small ball' tactics even worse.
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2008-06-14 17:05:11
51.   OldYanksFan
Well, I'm here for the 8:00 PM game.
Did I miss anything?
2008-06-14 17:06:04
52.   RIYank
51 Incredible throws by Posada!
2008-06-14 17:08:00
53.   OldYanksFan
2008-06-14 17:09:42
54.   mehmattski
Judging by his two first-pitch groundouts, I'm guessing that Mussina borrowed one of Cano's bats.
2008-06-14 17:12:04
55.   OldYanksFan
Well, looking at the box score it seems JD is still hot, Giambi is still the Giambino, and Jeter is still... well...
2008-06-14 17:12:48
56.   OldYanksFan
2008-06-14 17:13:20
57.   mehmattski
55 Attractive to middle-aged women?
2008-06-14 17:13:42
58.   Just fair
One of my all time biggest pet peeves in baseball is watching the pitcher scatter on a pop up to the mound. There were a handfull a couple of weeks ago where the pictcher caught em, but I haven't seen any since.
2008-06-14 17:14:51
59.   Just fair
55 Jeter did homer last night. That was a tad bit important.
2008-06-14 17:14:58
60.   RIYank
And A-Rod is still A-Rod. (But I came late too, didn't see the good part except the stupidity-induced third inning rally.)
2008-06-14 17:15:49
61.   mehmattski
58 Well if the pitcher follows through correctly, he's likely not in a good position to watch a pop-up. The other infielders are, though.
2008-06-14 17:17:30
62.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
57 Hah! my mom (68) exact words: "I don't care how many homers A-Rod hits, he doesn't look like Derek!"
2008-06-14 17:17:38
63.   RIYank
57 You can tell that from the box score?
2008-06-14 17:21:44
64.   mehmattski
Derek Jeter dropped a throw! I expect Mattpat11 to be here any moment to declare his immediate DFA.
2008-06-14 17:22:19
65.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Carlos Lee is huge..and he's 5 for 5 on sb attempts...?
2008-06-14 17:22:49
66.   Just fair
61 In my glory day of pitching, I never had a problem with it. These guys are incedible atheletes.
Well, Moose butchered that one. Hopefully, he can pick himself up since he tends to let others tick him off.
2008-06-14 17:23:33
67.   Just fair
Jeter Betemited it.
2008-06-14 17:36:02
68.   Yankees Brasil
Moose looking good now.
2008-06-14 17:39:25
69.   ms october
68 yep - hopefully if his spot comes up this inning they don't ph for him
2008-06-14 17:40:06
70.   OldYanksFan
59 Very true, but this team needs more then 2 big hits a month from Derek.
2008-06-14 17:40:34
71.   mehmattski
Two walks in one game for Melky! First time this season! (Last one was September 14, 2007)
2008-06-14 17:41:17
72.   OldYanksFan
Any news on Po? I'm kinda surprised he's sitting tonight.
2008-06-14 17:41:27
73.   Just fair
Hit and Run, Joe. Keep them wheels spinning.
2008-06-14 17:41:38
74.   RIYank
This would be a terrible day for me to be an Astros fan. When I finished screaming about my manager, I'd be shouting at my RP, "THROW STRIKES YOU IDIOT".
2008-06-14 17:42:31
75.   RIYank
73 I'm hoping that was a joke.
2008-06-14 17:42:49
76.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
walking Molina...that's terrible..
2008-06-14 17:44:35
77.   ms october
72 my understanding (froe pete and someone else, can't remember who) is he is fine and is going to catch tommorrow - just wanted to let moose work with molina since they work well together - and my own take is you don't want the astros who obviously have a lot of sbs running wild on him again and it getting to moose
2008-06-14 17:45:12
78.   RIYank
76 Molina and Melky! And on nine pitches!
2008-06-14 17:45:35
79.   Just fair
75 No Joke. Walks are good, though. : )
2008-06-14 17:46:20
80.   OldYanksFan
77 Makes good sense, thanks. This would be a good time to score a few runs, yes?
2008-06-14 17:46:35
81.   ms october
78 if they walk gonzalez you'd really be yelling at the idiot :}
2008-06-14 17:47:05
82.   OldYanksFan
Melky walked? Did he slide head first into the bag?
2008-06-14 17:47:34
83.   mehmattski
It's fine, Mussina's gonna jack one here.
2008-06-14 17:48:00
84.   ms october
cripes - i see all the yanks middle infielders have an affinity to gidp
2008-06-14 17:48:04
85.   OldYanksFan
Wow... bad break for Gonzo.
2008-06-14 17:49:04
86.   Just fair
Moose sure looks like a skinny drink of water at the plate. At least he makes contact.
2008-06-14 17:49:27
87.   RIYank
79 Hit&Run isn't bad (and I guess would have been helpful on the AG at-bat), it's just that the Small Ball this game has been so horrible.
2008-06-14 17:50:11
88.   ms october
83 nice optimism - but moose's interest in batting is on the same level of him doing the crossword in parade magazine
2008-06-14 17:52:48
89.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
82 Hah-hah! long till he gets a tounge-lashing for doing that??

Ken Singleton is a really good announcer, by the way..much better than Cone methinks

2008-06-14 17:53:43
90.   RIYank
Yes! Miguel Tejada should bunt! Great idea!

God, I love Cecil Cooper.

2008-06-14 17:54:04
91.   Yankees Brasil
Wow, why would Tejada bunt?
2008-06-14 17:54:23
92.   mehmattski
89 I think Cone is excellent, he really breaks the game down well. I definitely think there should be one pitcher in the booth (either Cone or Leiter) at all times.
2008-06-14 17:55:10
93.   OldYanksFan
I just love to watch Moose when he's good, which has been most of this year. Watching him play so smart and making the best of less then great stuff is just tremendous baseball.
2008-06-14 17:56:27
94.   RIYank
Damn. He shoulda bunted.
2008-06-14 17:57:48
95.   Just fair
I wonder if Moose's wife ever has to wake him because he is having nightmares about facing Tejada and Manny over and over and over.
2008-06-14 17:59:00
96.   mehmattski
Someone's gonna get thrown out tonight, if Moose has another called strikeout.
2008-06-14 17:59:19
97.   RIYank
That was a very big out.
Did anyone believe in the first inning that the guy on the mound might turn out to be Good Moose?
2008-06-14 17:59:23
98.   Just fair
Walk, Lee. I really don't think Moose can get him out.
2008-06-14 18:01:03
99.   Just fair
Revers Jinx. Check. Phfeewwww.
2008-06-14 18:01:33
100.   RIYank
86 ... and yet...
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2008-06-14 18:02:01
101.   RIYank
Uh. By 86 I meant 98. Maybe I was standing on my head.
2008-06-14 18:02:33
102.   ms october
i was almost regretting my wish that moose would not get pinched hit for - but he continues to do well - i agree oyf 93 for the most part he has been a real joy to watch this year
2008-06-14 18:03:28
103.   mehmattski
97 I did not 22 .
2008-06-14 18:04:51
104.   OldYanksFan
Boy, I was kinda thinking in this series that we would get the "I'm not ready to retire" announcement from Roger. I mean, if it ain't this weekend it's not going to happen.
2008-06-14 18:07:37
105.   mehmattski
104 I kinda think Roger wants less attention right now, not more.
2008-06-14 18:08:22
106.   Just fair
Tampa Bay took Abrue and then traded him.
That's interesting.
2008-06-14 18:12:58
107.   mehmattski
106 I guess they considered Kevin Stocker to be worth more than a 23-year old outfielder who had hit .290/.373/.457 in six years in the minors. I wonder who else the Astros had unprotected?
2008-06-14 18:14:00
108.   tommyl
Tonight I'm coming to you live from Gate 12 at JFK. All day they had my flight as on time, so right before boarding what do they do? now that everyone is here? Delay it 2+ hours. I fucking hate Delta.
2008-06-14 18:15:45
109.   ny2ca2dc
oh boy, Ohlie... cross fingers
2008-06-14 18:16:11
110.   ny2ca2dc
108 They're all the same, sadly.
2008-06-14 18:16:34
111.   Just fair
For those not in front of a TV, they just showed the Rangers acting like a bunch of 5 year olds on the worlds biggest slip and slide. It's pouring at Shea and the tarp is on the field. They were having a riot.
2008-06-14 18:16:54
112.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
108 do they charge for baggage now too?? or is that American??

either way, airline industry full of thieves and scoundrels!

2008-06-14 18:17:27
113.   ny2ca2dc
Seems like the Yanks have given up a lot of bunt singles this year. Few things more annoying. I wonder if the D is playing back a bit more.
2008-06-14 18:17:38
114.   RIYank
110 108 They are. Except Southwest.
2008-06-14 18:18:17
115.   tommyl
110 Its not the delay, I get that the weather sucks, its just let me know before I leave for the airport. You tell me to be here 2 hours before departure, so tell me 3 hours before you're going to delay. I could be eating pasta with the game on tv right now.
2008-06-14 18:19:01
116.   RIYank
113 Does it?
I have to admit that it does make some sense with Michael Bourn. I still can't get over Tejada attempting a bunt.
2008-06-14 18:20:04
117.   RIYank
Ohlendorf kind of looks like Moose.
2008-06-14 18:20:19
118.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
double to AUSMAS??? that's worthy of a DFA...
2008-06-14 18:20:35
119.   mehmattski
108 I'd apply that to the entire US Airline industry in general.

I imagine this is a bit like you:

2008-06-14 18:22:15
120.   tommyl
2008-06-14 18:23:08
121.   tommyl
119 Yeah, the best was when I went to electronically check in and it would get to the last step and then tell me I couldn't do it. Apparently me, my US Passport and my one bag required "special handling"
2008-06-14 18:23:24
122.   ms october
okay some insurance runs would be nice.
don't they know we are still recovering from krazy kyle last night?
2008-06-14 18:23:44
123.   OldYanksFan
Is there a reason they took Moose out?
112 I don't know, I think they are very competative. When gas goes up 60% in a year or so, it must be very hard on the airlines.
I don't think flying now is much more expensive then 15 years ago.

Anyone know what a barrel of oil cost before the war and what it is now?

2008-06-14 18:24:19
124.   Mattpat11
I really don't know what people see in Ohlendorf.
2008-06-14 18:27:39
125.   ny2ca2dc
124 I know, Farns has way more talent.

Sorry, I shouldn't do that to you.

2008-06-14 18:27:46
126.   mehmattski
Cano would have caught that ball that Cano hit.
2008-06-14 18:27:46
127.   ms october
robbie seems to do well as a pinch hitter
2008-06-14 18:28:01
128.   Just fair
Hey Robby, Atta boy. This is where his hot streak begins. : )
2008-06-14 18:28:20
129.   ny2ca2dc
2008-06-14 18:28:51
130.   nick
Robbie--with RISP!
2008-06-14 18:29:04
131.   ny2ca2dc
Some nice pinch hitters we got here
2008-06-14 18:29:27
132.   mehmattski
2008-06-14 18:29:46
133.   ny2ca2dc
So who pitches the 8th? Edwar? Probably Latrow (shudder)
2008-06-14 18:30:05
134.   OldYanksFan
Robbie! Crappy pitch selection! Lucky hit!
(I'll take it!)
2008-06-14 18:30:22
135.   ms october
the houston announcers keep saying farns is warming up - i guess it is turbulence time
2008-06-14 18:30:51
136.   OldYanksFan
Groundzilla rears his ugly head.
2008-06-14 18:30:52
137.   ny2ca2dc
Oh shit, Farns warming - on consecutive days!? Mo better be ready at the start of the inning.
2008-06-14 18:31:06
138.   Mattpat11
This lead isn't Farnsworth Proof.
2008-06-14 18:32:04
139.   RIYank
126 Now that would be something to see, wouldn't it? I have a vision of Bugs Bunny.
2008-06-14 18:32:22
140.   Eirias
Anyone else watch Spain v. Sweden today? Kind of a letdown after yesterday. Torres was amazing as usual, but Spain was really lucky to have Villa save them.
2008-06-14 18:32:46
141.   OldYanksFan
135 This is your Captain.....
Air sick bags conveniently located in the seat pocket in front of you.
2008-06-14 18:32:50
142.   Mattpat11
How on earth did Wilson Betemit get the reputation of being a good defender?
2008-06-14 18:32:54
143.   ms october
fuck it's true - farns is in

and sadly i am not so sure about betemit as a lidr

2008-06-14 18:33:17
144.   ny2ca2dc
That cow crap on the foul pole is pretty funny. I know I'm lame.
2008-06-14 18:33:25
145.   OldYanksFan
The Left field foul pole brought to you by....
2008-06-14 18:33:33
146.   Just fair
Geez, if Molina catches either of those 1st 2 pitches, they're borderline strikes.
2008-06-14 18:33:39
147.   RIYank
Vintage Farns.
2008-06-14 18:33:42
148.   Mattpat11
2008-06-14 18:34:14
149.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
this was a lovely morning here so far...why does Joe G have to ruin it for me by bringing in Farnsworth?? he walked KAZ MATSUI for feck's sake!
2008-06-14 18:34:26
150.   Mattpat11
My satellite rejected Farnsworth. What's happening?
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2008-06-14 18:35:06
151.   ny2ca2dc
2008-06-14 18:35:11
152.   Just fair
I hear that train a coming, it's coming round the bend...
I haven't trusted Farsnsorth, since I don't know when...
2008-06-14 18:35:30
153.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Seriously! I am ready to bombard Cashman with spam mail if he does not upgrade this bullpen at they actually think they can trust KF in a late September game against Boston or the Angels????
2008-06-14 18:35:39
154.   mehmattski
Hey, where's those drinks that everyone had last night? I've got my Sam Adams Summer Ale!
2008-06-14 18:35:49
155.   Eirias
138 A damn fire hydrant isn't Farnsworth Proof.
2008-06-14 18:35:52
156.   Mattpat11
Mike Mussina has as many HR as BB on the year.

I'm not sure what that means.

2008-06-14 18:35:57
157.   nick
What did Edwar do wrong?
2008-06-14 18:36:00
158.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
152 excellent..humor lowers the blood pressure
2008-06-14 18:36:26
159.   Mattpat11
154 The one Sam I can't stand
2008-06-14 18:36:40
160.   ny2ca2dc
oh god, he's going to pour one down the middle, for a HR
2008-06-14 18:36:57
161.   Eirias
159 Agreed.
2008-06-14 18:37:33
162.   mehmattski
159 It was what was left in the variety pack after I drank the Cherry Wheat and the Hefeweizen
2008-06-14 18:38:21
163.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
I still don't get can it not be obvious to people who have spent their LIFE in the game of bring in Mo to face the most dangerous hitters, 8th inning or not. How do you justify letting KF face Tejada, Berkman and Lee??
2008-06-14 18:38:22
164.   nick
154 cheap wine--the kind the Frans oughtta be drinkin on Skid Row...
2008-06-14 18:38:58
165.   ms october
157 yeah where the hell is edwar pete abe said he hasn't pitched in about a week
2008-06-14 18:39:16
166.   Mattpat11
162 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Cherry Wheat
2008-06-14 18:39:49
167.   Just fair
2008-06-14 18:40:00
168.   RIYank
Huh. I like the Summer Ale. In the summer, anyway. I wish I had one now.

I think I'll get a bourbon and soda! Mmmmm.

2008-06-14 18:40:38
169.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
so they get out of it..still don't understand using KF there..use your best pitcher to face their best hitters. simple!! ok, beating a dead horse, i know...
2008-06-14 18:40:50
170.   Just fair
My spelling consistently stinks.
2008-06-14 18:42:04
171.   nick
163 the real irony is that the same old-school types who rail against "statistics" are nothing but slaves of the Save....
2008-06-14 18:42:07
172.   ms october
170 ah who the hell can spell when you are enduring the air sickness known as kyle farnsworth
2008-06-14 18:42:31
173.   RIYank
163 I have a theory about that.
I think Girardi believes that Farns is the Great Equalizer. It doesn't matter who he pitches to. Anybody can hit a home run off him, he can obviously walk anyone. And when he hits the groove, Tejada will pop up and Ortiz will strike out swinging.
2008-06-14 18:42:35
174.   nick
meanwhile, Kyle! I salute you!
2008-06-14 18:43:53
175.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
well, this one should be in the bag now. can't see the bottom of the Astros lineup coming back against Mo. time to hit the park with the family, all this beer talk is making me thirsty..and it's 10:45am here...D'oh!
2008-06-14 18:45:10
176.   ny2ca2dc
Hey look, one of the rare situations a bunt is good.
2008-06-14 18:45:52
177.   RIYank
If Jeter walks, Girardi will have Abreu bunt. And I can't complain about that.
2008-06-14 18:47:17
178.   Just fair
Jeter. That was less than ideal. Bollocks. This ump has everyone confused.
2008-06-14 18:47:39
179.   RIYank

Well, I'm liking my bourbon and soda, anyway. And my Johnny Damon.

2008-06-14 18:49:13
180.   ny2ca2dc
179 Good idea, I'm gonna get me one (bourbon & soda, not JD)
2008-06-14 18:49:56
181.   Eirias
Who knew that Cooper could make a correct call.
2008-06-14 18:51:01
182.   RIYank
181 Borderline. It's a good call if you figure a three run lead means the ballgame is essentially over.

But if Melky gets another RBI walk, it's not a good call. ;-)

2008-06-14 18:51:04
183.   nick
they don't respect ya Wilson--how's it make ya feel, big guy?
2008-06-14 18:51:34
184.   ny2ca2dc
The curse of the LIDR. Doubly when the LIDR isn't much of a DR
2008-06-14 18:51:55
185.   RIYank
When I wrote 182 I forgot that Giambi -> Betemit. So now I admit it's a good call.
2008-06-14 18:52:44
186.   ny2ca2dc
185 It's the most obvious call in the history of baseball!
2008-06-14 18:52:59
187.   mehmattski
2008-06-14 18:53:18
188.   Just fair
HOT DAMN. The all high socks team comes through.
2008-06-14 18:53:30
189.   Eirias
Reverse Jinxes are stunningly effective, apparently.
2008-06-14 18:53:37
190.   RIYank
2008-06-14 18:53:56
191.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
WICKED WILSON with the 2b! ok, now safe to leave for the day, sweep tomorrow against Oswalt!
2008-06-14 18:54:35
192.   ny2ca2dc
Kid's got fucking power. I can't believe that wasn't just a pop. Damn. Can he now begin starting in place of Cano.
2008-06-14 18:55:05
193.   ny2ca2dc
Don't fuck with the Wilson
2008-06-14 18:56:32
194.   RIYank
So, I have to say, the Astros have trotted out a succession of relief pitchers with very impressive numbers and I have not been impressed by them. (The pitchers. Their numbers impress me.)
2008-06-14 18:56:33
195.   nick
Molina doesn't need respect, evidently...
2008-06-14 18:57:27
196.   ny2ca2dc
Really nice to be able to sit Mo - get him a rest after a long stretch of hard work, and keep him ready for Oswalt tomorrow.
2008-06-14 18:58:02
197.   RIYank
195 I thought that was respectable.
2008-06-14 18:58:48
198.   nick
Edwar! this works for me--Mo for 2 tomorrow, if need be...
2008-06-14 18:59:26
199.   RIYank
196 That is a luxury that it's nice to be able to afford.
Although the price just got a little higher...
2008-06-14 19:00:00
200.   Just fair
Tiger's tied for the lead at the U.S. open. I wonder if he has any plans to retire on top and try his hand at Minor League baseball a la Jordan. : )
Ole, Alex. Ole.
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2008-06-14 19:00:47
201.   RIYank
Wow, that was pretty filthy! The fastball set up the changes beautifully. Textbook.
2008-06-14 19:01:09
202.   ny2ca2dc
There's the bugs change!
2008-06-14 19:01:47
203.   RIYank
Reminiscent of Edwar's first MLB appearance!
2008-06-14 19:01:53
204.   Eirias
You cannot spell "Edwar" without "K."
2008-06-14 19:02:02
205.   Just fair
The staight forward punch out. There's been a bunch of them tonight.
2008-06-14 19:02:02
206.   ms october
these houston announcers are really keeping track of the called third strikes to houston hitters
2008-06-14 19:02:55
207.   RIYank
204 Just fair told me the same thing!
2008-06-14 19:02:59
208.   ny2ca2dc
This is one weird ballpark - it seems like it's one giant warehouse, or hanger, or something.
2008-06-14 19:03:53
209.   mehmattski
2008-06-14 19:04:02
210.   Just fair
Rock on, Fellas.
2008-06-14 19:04:27
211.   Eirias
207 Great minds.
2008-06-14 19:04:46
212.   RIYank
Aesthetically speaking I would have preferred a third K, but that will definitely do. Excellent performance.
Edwar for Presiden!
2008-06-14 19:04:55
213.   ms october
wow - 3 games above 500; melky getting some walks; krazy kyle managing to not screw up a game (just our heart rates) two nights in a row - a good saturday night to all
2008-06-14 19:05:32
214.   ny2ca2dc
209 Next stop Canyon of Heroes!
2008-06-14 19:05:53
215.   nick
this series should help get Veras and Ramirez more work--gotta be good in the long run--nice game!
2008-06-14 19:08:13
216.   RIYank
Also, I think the skeleton crew here at Bronx Banter did a pretty nice job.

Ciao, all.

2008-06-14 19:24:14
217.   mehmattski
Just fair, the end of that round from Tiger was pretty epic. Two eagles on the back nine, on 30+ foot putts, and a chip in from the sand. Crazy.
2008-06-14 19:26:47
218.   tommyl
Hey guys, still at the gate here!

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