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Big Boid
2006-06-20 13:51
by Alex Belth
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From Ken Rosenthal's latest:

Maybe Yankees left-hander Randy Johnson is coming around. He has produced quality starts in four of his last five outings, and teammates are noticing his willingness to make adjustments; Johnson is pitching to both sides of the plate and becoming less predictable in his patterns. Johnson says he is watching more video than at any point in his career, and working as hard at his mechanics as he ever has before.

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2006-06-20 14:31:16
1.   randym77
Well, that's good news. Too bad they couldn't give him more run support last night.

I hear Veras has been sent back down to Columbus without throwing a pitch. Kevin Reese has been called up, and will start tonight. Along with Bernie. Both Melky and Bubba are riding pine. That's what you get when you don't hit, I guess.

2006-06-20 14:44:04
2.   Shaun P
/Sarcasm on

Fantastic invention, that BETAmax machine, let's you watch video of yourself over and over with the push of a button. Much better than that old reel-to-reel projector, where you had to reload the reel to watch something again.

/Sarcasm off

I'm actually glad that Johnson is watching video and working so hard on his mechanics, I just wish he had been watching video from Day 1 in pinstripes!

1 Poor Kevin 'Gapper' Thompson - Reese is getting the shot KT should/could have had. Them's the breaks.

2006-06-20 14:49:35
3.   randym77
2 I really wonder if KT did something to annoy Torre. Some claim he had some disciplinary issues in Columbus.

Maybe he'll get another chance. They can call him up again in a couple of weeks.

I read Torre's starting Reese tonight as a sign of desperation.

2006-06-20 14:50:52
4.   RZG
I doubt Reese will play any. Maybe Thompson will come back up when his 10 days in the minors is done with.
2006-06-20 14:57:50
5.   randym77
Reese is in the lineup tonight:

Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Jason Giambi 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Bernie Williams RF
Kevin Reese LF
Mike Mussina P

2006-06-20 15:17:08
6.   rbj
Torre did say he was going to give Melky some rest.
2006-06-20 15:24:01
7.   Schteeve
Dear Gary Sheffield,

Get well soon.



P.S. Really soon. Have you seen the bottom third of the lineup lately?

2006-06-20 15:32:13
8.   randym77
I have a feeling we'll be seeing Matsui back before Sheff.

And whether either will be the player they were before they were injured is another question.

2006-06-20 15:33:19
9.   Marcus
Is anyone here at all interested in the College World Series? If so, do you know of a good place online to watch the games, a la MLB Gameday? Or at least play by play updated by inning?
2006-06-20 15:44:50
10.   Jeteupthemiddle
I really believe that Thompson was just unlucky due to circumstance.

They needed the extra pitcher, so the extra position player had to go.

Since it hasn't been 10 days, he can't come back yet.

Luckily, it was Kevin Reese called up and not--GASP--Terrence Long.

2006-06-20 15:57:25
11.   Mattpat11
2 There was a quote two or three starts ago about Johnson sitting in the clubhouse listening to his iPod.

I can just picture him sitting there staring at the iPod screaming "I'd like to hear Free Bird! Damnit Milky, you're young, why won't thing thing listen to me?"

Its not even that hes that old. He just doesnt strike me as a guy that enjoys technology.

2006-06-20 15:58:30
12.   randym77
10 But why wasn't Thompson played while he was up? He got only 11 ABs in the 18 days he was here. He caught everything that came anywhere near him, and hit pretty darned well:

.273 .429 .636 1.065

You'd think that would have gotten him more playing time.

2006-06-20 16:07:16
13.   Schteeve
8 Please don't remind me of the sad sad truth.
2006-06-20 16:10:58
14.   Stormer Sports
Well, let's just hope we can get a win tonight, however it happens.
2006-06-20 16:12:22
15.   Stormer Sports
On the bright side, Extra Innings isn't carrying the game. I am going to watch the Mets win and pretend they are are the Yankees.

Yikes, the bottom of our order is worse than KC's, ugh!

2006-06-20 16:14:13
16.   randym77
Speaking of KC...Joey Gathright is now a Royal:

2006-06-20 16:15:22
17.   Stormer Sports
Why didn't we go after that guy? WTF Cashman?
2006-06-20 16:16:54
18.   randym77
I bet we did go after him. They probably asked for Hughes.
2006-06-20 16:17:00
19.   Stormer Sports
Gathright is lightning fast, and with our squad, baserunning is going to decide a ton of games.
2006-06-20 16:17:23
20.   JeremyM
9 I'm into the CWS, mainly because I live in Omaha, but it's a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I don't know of anything online, never bothered to look since the games are always on one of the espns.
2006-06-20 16:22:14
21.   Mattpat11
Sterling's radio call. "Oh he didn't like that call! Look at him!"

Easy to do John.

2006-06-20 16:22:27
22.   Mattpat11
2006-06-20 16:23:11
23.   Marcus
19 Gathright's career SLG (.291) is lower than his career OBP (.312). This season his numbers are even lower. Pass.
2006-06-20 16:23:46
24.   Mattpat11
Was the umpire really screaming back at him? If so, he needs to be immediately fired. The precedent needs to be set. The umpires are NOT a part of the show.
2006-06-20 16:24:08
25.   Stormer Sports

You're right, we have to resign ourselves to the fact that we have "zip" at AA and AAA as many GM's have been quoted as saying, and we don't have the chips to move for a player like Gathright.

The only deals we can make are going to cash heavy, takking salry off a team with no playoff prospects, leaving guys like Griffey, or Schmidt, as our only real options.

I live in LA now and it is simply amazing to watch daily what a true farm system lokks like. They have more minor leaguers with talent playing in A ball and at Dodger camp in South America than we have on every one of our minor league rosters. It's pittiful, and not just the lack of talent caused by trades, the overall extraordinary incompetence that has accompanied the Yankees player draft for many years now. I'm sorry Brian C., but I don't think Torre should go, I think you should have been replaced years ago.

2006-06-20 16:24:15
26.   randym77
All right, I'm really ticked. We wuz robbed.
2006-06-20 16:26:11
27.   Stormer Sports
What happened with the ump?
2006-06-20 16:26:24
28.   Mattpat11
I think Sterling is drunk.
2006-06-20 16:27:21
29.   Max
Our bats better wake up, or we're facing the reality of trotting out our 3 best pitchers and coming up with 3 devastating losses to mediocre teams...with the rump of the order and a big losing streak staring us in the face.
2006-06-20 16:27:48
30.   Stormer Sports
Delgado goes deep, at least there is one decent team in town. Nice to know they have three guys with more HR than Arod.
2006-06-20 16:28:35
31.   randym77
It should have been strike 3, third out.

It was clearly a strike. A lot of movement, and it fooled the ump. He called it a ball, which upset Moose. (I don't blame him.)

The next pitch is hit into the upper deck - 3-run homer.

Can we put Bubba in, and hope he hits one off the ump's cup like he did yesterday?

2006-06-20 16:29:40
32.   Mattpat11
we're being no hit.
2006-06-20 16:29:56
33.   Stormer Sports
When was the last time a catcher just let a fastball right on thorough to the ump?
2006-06-20 16:30:53
34.   Stormer Sports

No, we're not being no-hit, we're being no hit by Cory Fucking Lidle.

2006-06-20 16:31:51
35.   Mattpat11
34 I was getting there.
2006-06-20 16:32:28
36.   Schteeve
we're being no hit through an inning and two thirds, ok people?

I think we all need to take a collective deep breath already.

2006-06-20 16:33:44
37.   Mattpat11
This game couldnt be as boring as these two are making it on the radio
2006-06-20 16:34:11
38.   Mattpat11
It worked.
2006-06-20 16:34:26
39.   randym77
36 Hey, if it works, why not start early? ;-)
2006-06-20 16:34:55
40.   Dimelo
Why didn't Cano take a walk? That f'er.
2006-06-20 16:36:28
41.   Schteeve
see what I mean? Robbie Cano took a deep breath.
2006-06-20 16:37:09
42.   Schteeve
now Bernie needs to walk so Moose can hit a three run jack.
2006-06-20 16:37:10
43.   Mattpat11
There goes the shutout.
2006-06-20 16:37:11
44.   Dimelo
Bernie, Bernie...
2006-06-20 16:37:16
45.   randym77
Wow. Nice, Bernie. Swings on 3-0 and gets Cano home.
2006-06-20 16:37:24
46.   Schteeve
or, that.
2006-06-20 16:37:43
47.   Stormer Sports
Way to go Bernie, a hit with RISP.
2006-06-20 16:38:51
48.   kdw
Kevin Reese's picture on Gameday is funny.
2006-06-20 16:39:38
49.   Marcus
48 I was thinking the same thing.
2006-06-20 16:39:57
50.   yankee23
48 Seriously! I was just gonna say that. He looks afraid of the pitcher already.
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2006-06-20 16:41:08
51.   Stormer Sports
Milledge makes another great play. He's better than the combined takent of every minor leaguer we have.
2006-06-20 16:41:10
52.   Schteeve
It's sad/funny/possibly cool that Bernie Williams could make a big impact on this team down the stretch. He's gonna get more playing time than he should, but I feel like he still has just enough gas left in the tank to come up with some huge hit in some huge situation.
2006-06-20 16:41:10
53.   Schteeve
It's sad/funny/possibly cool that Bernie Williams could make a big impact on this team down the stretch. He's gonna get more playing time than he should, but I feel like he still has just enough gas left in the tank to come up with some huge hit in some huge situation.
2006-06-20 16:42:59
54.   Mattpat11
David Bell?
2006-06-20 16:44:10
55.   Mattpat11
51 Apparently they're going to send him down because he's a meaniehead. The old cut off your nose to spite your face that worked so we for Anaheim in 04.
2006-06-20 16:44:45
56.   Schteeve
wow, i didn't realize it but Moose has been murder on lefties this year.
2006-06-20 16:45:22
57.   Schteeve
was that the first DP we've turned all month?
2006-06-20 16:45:40
58.   Dimelo
55 Are you referring to what happened with Jose Guillen?
2006-06-20 16:46:25
59.   randym77
57 Can't be. There was one in Wang's complete game.
2006-06-20 16:48:44
60.   JeremyM
51 How about the Angels sending down Weaver. And not Jeff. How did they beat the Yanks last year with that kind of idiocy?
2006-06-20 16:49:51
61.   Stormer Sports
Boston pounding the Nats 6-0 with 2 out, Livan gone in the second.
2006-06-20 16:51:03
62.   Stormer Sports
Way to go Johnny.
2006-06-20 16:52:48
63.   unpopster
51 and 55 yeah, I caught the tail-end of Mike/Maddog talking about this but I missed the jist. what's up with that? care to share?
2006-06-20 16:53:58
64.   Stormer Sports
Way to go Derek.
2006-06-20 16:56:13
65.   Marcus
60 Yeah, imagine if the Yankees called up Hughes, he pitches lights out, then they send him down while keeping Wright or Chacon in the rotation. That's not even a good analogy because Weaver doesn't have the injury/unpolished-ness concerns that Hughes does.

Perhaps they are just waiting to trade his brother. I can't imagine Jered will be in AAA for after the trade deadline, at the latest.

2006-06-20 17:05:18
66.   randym77
All right, Giambi!
2006-06-20 17:13:02
67.   Dimelo
Bernie you are making so many of us here at the Banter eat crow...
2006-06-20 17:14:30
68.   Dimelo
Reese's pieces....
2006-06-20 17:17:03
69.   Benjamin Kabak
Kevin Reese is June's Melky!
2006-06-20 17:17:31
70.   randym77
The kid can hit. That ball was way outside and high, and he reached out and got it.
2006-06-20 17:19:12
71.   singledd
Wow. Giambi is unbelievable. I picked him for MVP this year. The Sox game is basically in the books, so we need this one. 3 games back will look bad.

All the Torre/Cashman haters here should help by picking out our next OF'er. It's just a matter of when.

2006-06-20 17:20:12
72.   randym77
Bernie's bat is hot, but his glove isn't. :-P
2006-06-20 17:21:03
73.   JeremyM
I don't know why you guys were complaing about Reese, the guy was batting .400 coming in, and he's pushed it up to .429. Ted Williams is getting worried...

Seriously, I hope he can do OK, his numbers in AAA have went up since I last looked at them so maybe he's hot.

2006-06-20 17:21:30
74.   brockdc
67 Sometime in mid-April, I predicted he'd have a sub-.300 OBP at the All-Star break.

Nosterdamus I ain't.

2006-06-20 17:22:46
75.   randym77
Who was complaining about Reese? The only complaints I heard were that Torre wouldn't let him play.
2006-06-20 17:22:52
76.   Mattpat11
We can NOT lose this game.
2006-06-20 17:23:09
77.   Marcus
Hrmph. Ryan Howard is good.
2006-06-20 17:23:47
78.   singledd
This kid Howard is a amazing slugger. His swings dont look that hard or fast. He goes the other way more often then not. This kid is potent.
2006-06-20 17:23:56
79.   Max
How does Moose look tonight? Is this 7/8 inning vintage Moose, or 5th inning, "six straight singles with 2 outs meltdown" Moose?
2006-06-20 17:24:23
80.   Zack
Ugh, the Philly announcers suck...

And Moose has def. been regressing in his last few starts...6.25 ERA in June before tonight's start...

2006-06-20 17:24:45
81.   Mattpat11
79 He looks like Ryan Howard got him.
2006-06-20 17:24:47
82.   Max
Never mind...that last post came in late, and I guess I got the answer to my question in the meantime...sigh.
2006-06-20 17:25:37
83.   Zack
And how come the Nats were te amazing comeback, high offense team against us, and suddenly revert to their pumpkin state against Boston?
2006-06-20 17:26:19
84.   randym77
That was a nice RBI by Bernie, but his weak defense also made that homer a 2-run homer instead of a singleton. :/
2006-06-20 17:26:52
85.   Mattpat11
75 The thing with Reese is he's another in the seemingly endless string of career minor leaguers that this team seems to have. Crosby, Jones, Thompson, Reese, really, only Cabrera is any good and its sort of discouraging.
2006-06-20 17:27:03
86.   JeremyM
75 There was complaining that it should've been Thompson a while back (and I don't disagree although now the situation is different since KT was just sent down), but the point of my post was mainly a joke, not that it was that funny.
2006-06-20 17:27:44
87.   Mattpat11
Does Mussina think David Bell is any good for some unGodly reason?
2006-06-20 17:28:09
88.   JeremyM
83 Probably has more to do with the teams they're facing, and less to do with the Nats, I'm afraid to say.
2006-06-20 17:28:55
89.   Mattpat11
This sucks. If we had even a decent back up outfielder this wouldn't be an issue.
2006-06-20 17:29:25
90.   Stormer Sports

Nope, he's just back to trying to be so perfect with his pitches, that he bites off his nose to spite his face.

2006-06-20 17:29:35
91.   randym77
Bernie's defense is coming back to bite us.
2006-06-20 17:30:15
92.   Sliced Bread
Oh, is there a game tonight? I was just doing the USA Today crossword puzzle, you know, like Mussina, and I'm having a devil of a time with 8 Across. The hint is "killing us" RY_NHOW_R_ Any help?
2006-06-20 17:30:18
93.   singledd
Our OF defense is embarrassing
2006-06-20 17:30:21
94.   JeremyM
91 Should Bernie have had Fasano's "hit?"
2006-06-20 17:31:13
95.   JeremyM
92 LOL, and I never use that expression.
2006-06-20 17:35:14
96.   randym77
94 There was some confusion and miscommunication on the play. Cano, Damon, and Bernie were all converging on the ball, and no one caught it. If Bernie picked it up on the hop he could have gotten the out, but he was waiting for Cano to do something. Finally Damon told Bernie to get it, and he did. Too late.

If it were Bubba in RF, he would probably have called Cano off and caught it.

2006-06-20 17:36:28
97.   Mattpat11
91 I know, but they needed to give Melky a day off. Not too many other options but Bernie ans Reese.
2006-06-20 17:40:58
98.   randym77
Yeah! Jeet on 3B on a wild pitch.
2006-06-20 17:42:55
99.   randym77
Arrgh. A-Rod hits into a DP. That didn't help, Alex.
2006-06-20 17:43:13
100.   Mattpat11
Anyone who didnt see that one coming?
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2006-06-20 17:44:12
101.   kdw
Sigh. One of my personal pet peeves, not being able to get a fly ball with a guy on 3rd and less than 2 outs.
2006-06-20 17:44:21
102.   JeremyM
I didn't, I figured he'd at least get a sac fly. Man is he a frustrating player.
2006-06-20 17:44:56
103.   Max
And Steve Lombardi's stat about ARod's performance with his team behind two runs continues to sadly hold true...
2006-06-20 17:45:19
104.   Marcus
100 I saw that comment coming.
2006-06-20 17:45:20
105.   singledd
ARod's lifecoach's phone will be tied up tonight.
2006-06-20 17:45:25
106.   Tarheel
I hate to say it, but I don't see this team scoring 3 more runs tonight. I hope they prove me wrong because I am ususally not this negative.
2006-06-20 17:46:28
107.   Mattpat11
I'd like to see A-Rod's number with a runner on third. he actually seems pretty decent with a guy on second. But when he needs to hit one in the air, he without fail either pops out, grounds out or strikes out looking.
2006-06-20 17:46:35
108.   singledd
Was ARod leaning on his front foot again?
2006-06-20 17:47:34
109.   Sliced Bread
95 Thanks, me neither.

So now I'm watching comedian Robert Klein on "Centerstage." Hilarious. But I'm flipping around, and for some reason, Channel 9 is showing what must be a Yankees Classic. A-Rod's up, tight ballgame against the Phillies, and I figure something big is about to happen, but guess what? Hilarious.

2006-06-20 17:48:10
110.   Tarheel
I guess he figures that even if he gets a big hit like he did on Sat and Sun, the pitching will let him down anyway.
2006-06-20 17:49:06
111.   Mattpat11
107 They're actually very good.

CHRIST Bernie.

2006-06-20 17:49:12
112.   Sliced Bread
Back to the USA Today crossword. 30 Across: "lack of run support" MU_ _ I_A
2006-06-20 17:50:26
113.   randym77
108 It was a breaking ball. It just fooled him, and he couldn't adjust until it was too late.
2006-06-20 17:52:34
114.   Tarheel
The Nats just scored a run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2006-06-20 17:55:35
115.   randym77
114 And so did JORGIE!!!
2006-06-20 17:55:41
116.   Tarheel
2006-06-20 17:55:47
117.   rbj
@#$%!## Game isn't on EI. Maybe that's just as well.
2006-06-20 17:56:25
118.   Tarheel
I wonder if Cano will ever take a pitch.
2006-06-20 17:56:52
119.   singledd
Man... bases loaded, NO outs, 4-5-6 up, and Wakefield gets out of it.
2006-06-20 17:57:14
120.   Tarheel
Bern Baby Bern!!!!!!!!!
2006-06-20 17:57:21
121.   randym77
And a loooong double for Bernie.
2006-06-20 17:58:01
122.   Marcus
Bernie is on FIYAH!!!
2006-06-20 17:58:20
123.   rbj
Um, why does Yahoo sports have as Yankee Inning Summary "D. Bell homered to deep right"

And is Yahoo ever going to have a "homered to shallow right/center/left" It's a home run, "deep" is already implied.

2006-06-20 17:58:41
124.   Tarheel
How do you underline the link to another comment?
2006-06-20 17:59:52
125.   randym77
124 Put square brackets around the number.
2006-06-20 18:00:03
126.   Tarheel
Beating NY this past weekend made Washington's season. They won't care if they lose the rest of their seires.
2006-06-20 18:00:46
127.   Tarheel
125 Thanks!
2006-06-20 18:02:31
128.   Tarheel
@$%^&$#, Melky has gone colder than cold.
2006-06-20 18:02:34
129.   randym77
I don't get it. Andy in for Kevin Reese, Melky in for Moose.

Melky's benched because he's not hitting. Why not let Reese hit, then PH Andy for Moose?

2006-06-20 18:03:12
130.   Max
123 You think Yahoo is bad, the play by play summary on ESPN doesn't even include Howard's second homer and has the Yanks ahead 4-3. Don't we wish.
2006-06-20 18:03:36
131.   singledd
Melky with another high fly. His swing is all screwed-up.
2006-06-20 18:03:55
132.   Tarheel
Kevin Reese already had an RBI in this game. Don't want the new guy to get too cocky.
2006-06-20 18:04:01
133.   randym77
It's Ron Villone! He's alive!
2006-06-20 18:05:36
134.   Tarheel
Who is Ron Villone? Where is Erickson or Small?
2006-06-20 18:05:45
135.   rbj
Who is this Ron Villone of which you speak, randym77?
2006-06-20 18:06:17
136.   Tarheel
THROW STRIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2006-06-20 18:07:20
137.   Tarheel
The Jays are winning 3-1.
2006-06-20 18:08:28
138.   Tarheel
I hate NL rules. Pitchers have no business in a batter's box and pinch hitters usually suck.
2006-06-20 18:10:46
139.   Tarheel
What are the chances that Arod comes through this time.
2006-06-20 18:12:04
140.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Hmmm. Tigers up 10-0, Red Sox up 8-1, White Sox up 9-1.

All our main rivals for the pennant our kicking the everliving crap out of the weak-ass NL, and we're getting our asses handed to us.

2006-06-20 18:14:32
141.   rbj
And now A. Nunez has hit a single for the Yanks, according to Yahoo. Whatever the Yahoo guy is partaking, he needs to share it.
2006-06-20 18:15:09
142.   Tarheel
Jeter must be leading the league in HBP.
2006-06-20 18:15:47
143.   Alex Belth
As Damon steps into the batters box, my girlfriend Emily, who has had a thoroughly crappy day and is plenty grouchy and fatigued says, "Okay, come on now. I'm getting sick of all of yuz ass. Let't go."

Damon slaps a single to left.

Jeter falls behind 0-2 to the lefty Cormier and then gets plunked right above his right knee. Not horrible but that will hurt. Jeter tried to move back but was too late an then sprung across the plate like a grasshopper walking on hot coals.

2006-06-20 18:16:00
144.   randym77
Wasn't it like this last year, too? We got swept by the freakin' Kansas City Royals, but took two out of three from the eventual World Series champs, the White Sox.

And now Jeter's plunked on the knee...

2006-06-20 18:16:21
145.   brockdc
140 LOL. That is so something I can picture vintage Steinbrenner screaming to his lackeys prior to firing one or two of them...

...though I completely agree with the sentiment.

2006-06-20 18:19:34
146.   Alex Belth
Giambi gets in a hole, 0-2. (Giambi is 4-9 career vs. Cormier.) Wastes a pitch way outside. 1-2. Fouled back, still 1-2. Just misses low and outside. Really close. The crowd, which has been very quiet tonight, groans. 2-2. Lower, wilder, full count.

Damon and Jeter run. Giambi lifts a fly ball to center. Rowand makes the easy catch for the first out. The runners get back safely.

2006-06-20 18:19:59
147.   singledd
Damm. Damon couldn't tag up! Shit!
2006-06-20 18:21:03
148.   Tarheel
Is this new pitcher worth a damn?
2006-06-20 18:21:21
149.   Max
And here we go again. Runners on base for the man of the moment.
2006-06-20 18:21:31
150.   Alex Belth
Hey 140, and on a reverse note, the Mets are pounding the Reds, 8-2.
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2006-06-20 18:21:51
151.   Alex Belth
Big at bat for A Rod. Let us all hold hands and pray...
2006-06-20 18:22:17
152.   Alex Belth
Keep hope alive! He got his DP out of his sytem. Now let's go, Alex!
2006-06-20 18:22:44
153.   randym77
Mr. Clutch!
2006-06-20 18:22:48
154.   Tarheel
LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
2006-06-20 18:23:06
155.   rbj
I'm crossing my fingers, toes, and intestines.
2006-06-20 18:23:26
156.   randym77
But Jeter don't look so good. We may be seeing a lot of Miguel Cairo tomorrow.
2006-06-20 18:23:38
157.   Alex Belth
Yes sir. Sounded good off the bat. A Rod slaps a hanging breaking ball into left for a single. As the announcers said, the pitcher is lucky A Rod only hit a single. Awful pitch. Tie game.
2006-06-20 18:23:40
158.   rsmith51
What just happened?
2006-06-20 18:24:12
159.   brockdc
156 Dust off the pom-poms and break out the Pepto.
2006-06-20 18:24:43
160.   Sliced Bread
USA Today crossword, 13 Down: "Clutch" RODRIGUEZ!
2006-06-20 18:25:15
161.   Schteeve
You know, we can put a man on the moon, but we can't get a gamecast thing a majig, to work worth a damn.
2006-06-20 18:25:19
162.   Tarheel
2006-06-20 18:25:21
163.   marc
Jeter's in lousy shape
2006-06-20 18:25:22
164.   rsmith51
151I laughed out loud at that one.
2006-06-20 18:25:55
165.   Alex Belth
Torre and Gene Monohan just went out to second to visit Jeter who is visibly uncomfortable from being hit. He's moving back and forth on second. Jeter says, "I'm alright, I'm alright." Torre comes in close, gives him the old Brooklyn lie-detector test--his stern brow looking at Jeter directly in the eye. But Jeter brushed them off and Torre and Gene-O left him alone.
2006-06-20 18:26:10
166.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Staten Island Yankees crushing the hated Cyclones 14-0 through 4 on NY-Penn league opening day.
2006-06-20 18:26:48
167.   Alex Belth
Jorge caught looking. And on a heater right down Broadway. Jeez. Obviously looking for something else there.
2006-06-20 18:27:11
168.   SF Yanks
Is it possible to look at one even more down the middle?
2006-06-20 18:27:18
169.   brockdc
161 This is my Gamecast. Thank you, MLB Extra Innings. The June installment is in the mail!
2006-06-20 18:27:24
170.   randym77
Do they really think he can play, the way he's gimping around? He can barely run. I don't see how he can play shortshop.
2006-06-20 18:27:41
171.   Tarheel
Come owwn Robbie!!
2006-06-20 18:28:43
172.   marc
Any chance Matsui has some magic healing formula
2006-06-20 18:28:46
173.   Alex Belth
Two tough pitches on the outside corner for strikes against Cano. Another one out there, breaking ball, and Cano slaps it foul down the third base line. Swings through a high heater, up and out of the zone.
2006-06-20 18:28:50
174.   brockdc
Jorge is the consummate "guess hitter."
2006-06-20 18:29:08
175.   Tarheel
169 It seems like there are fewer Yankee games on MLB E.I. this year. I don't understand.
2006-06-20 18:29:19
176.   randym77
Robbie can never resist the high fastball.
2006-06-20 18:29:21
177.   Sliced Bread
156 Right. Jeter was playfully grimacing and limping around at the base after Gene Monahan sprayed/numbed what is most likely concealed welt above his left knee, but Cap's probably in serious pain.
2006-06-20 18:30:00
178.   rsmith51
174 A pretty good one at that.
2006-06-20 18:30:16
179.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Sawx/Sox/Tigers now up by a combined 32 runs.
2006-06-20 18:30:55
180.   Schteeve
according to ESPN Posada's AB never took place. What happened?
2006-06-20 18:30:56
181.   Alex Belth
By the way, on a quick NBA tip, I think Dallas is going to blow the Heat out tonight and then win in Game 7. I'm rooting for the Heat but I just think the Mavs are a better team and in the end that will win out.
2006-06-20 18:31:33
182.   Tarheel
Big inning for Villone.
2006-06-20 18:31:41
183.   randym77
This is really getting ridiculous. The @#$% pitchers must be armed with Jeter-seeking missiles.

Jeter's at SS, though...

2006-06-20 18:32:06
184.   brockdc
180 Exactly.
2006-06-20 18:33:27
185.   rsmith51
175 I have had Directv E.I. for 4 years, I believe. The Yankees are almost never on Fridays(local) or Saturdays(Fox). They are generally on Sun., Tues, Wed, and Thurs. I am not sure what is happening this year.
2006-06-20 18:33:53
186.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
I'm a little worried for Villone if he keeps pitching well. With Proctor losing it, Villone could become one of Joe's guys and have his arm destroyed by the All-Star break.
2006-06-20 18:34:39
187.   rsmith51
Who is this Villone character? I figured he sucked since he never pitches.
2006-06-20 18:35:18
188.   randym77
186 No danger of that, I'm afraid. :-P
2006-06-20 18:35:28
189.   rbj
183 And if a Yankee then goes inside, it's a 5 game suspension. They need to take preemptive action and plunk the other team's lead off batter, then get a warning to both teams. Protect Jeter.
2006-06-20 18:35:35
190.   Alex Belth
Rollins grounds out sharply to A Rod. Villone hits Utley. First pitch to Abreu almost hits him.
2006-06-20 18:35:44
191.   Tarheel
Villone giving some payback. But this isn't a good time for it.
2006-06-20 18:36:05
192.   Dimelo
Alex, how can you like the Heat? I thought you were a Knick fan. I want that f'er Riley to suffer and never win again. I can't stand Shaq either. I do like Wade, but Mourning is still on that team too. Ugh!!! I'm rooting for Dallas.
2006-06-20 18:36:10
193.   marc
latest injury report by sterling/suzyn

Pavano looked good in the lobby

2006-06-20 18:36:41
194.   randym77
Careful with Abreu, Ron. That could be our future OFer.
2006-06-20 18:37:43
195.   brockdc
187 A lot of mumbling about how Villone will eventually regress to his career numbers. Fine, I can accept that that may happen. Still, let the guy ride his wave of success until he actually gives someone a reason to let him rot on the bench.
2006-06-20 18:38:46
196.   Alex Belth
Falls behind Abreu 2-0. Fastball strike on the outside corner. Fastball inside and up, fouled back. Slider, low and away, Abreu does not chase, full count. Hit and run? Does Utley run? I say yes. Throw to first. Utley stays put. Fastball, outside corner, called strike three. Groans. Philly's version of A Rod strikes out.
2006-06-20 18:39:12
197.   Alex Belth
Villone exists. Proctor comes in.
2006-06-20 18:43:16
198.   brockdc
196 Seriously, Alex: If the Yanks got Abreu, who would the fans heckle more?
2006-06-20 18:44:10
199.   Dimelo
F'ing Proctor!!!
2006-06-20 18:44:14
200.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Well, at least Howard will only be able to mash, at most, a 3-run dinger off the Proctologist.
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2006-06-20 18:45:30
201.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Ok, the script is set, 4-pitch walk followed by grooving the first pitch down broadway to Howard for a moonshot.
2006-06-20 18:45:36
202.   Tarheel
I hate relievers who won't/can't/don't throw strikes. Mother----er!!
2006-06-20 18:46:01
203.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Or is Myers coming in?
2006-06-20 18:46:31
204.   rbj
Agh. Internet is too damn slow tonight. Guess I'll look for updates on BBTN. FWIW, why the hell is ESPN showing poker games from last year. Put a freaking live game on, prefereably something that is an actual sport.
2006-06-20 18:46:46
205.   Tarheel
Another first pitch ball.
2006-06-20 18:46:48
206.   randym77
Myers is in.
2006-06-20 18:47:35
207.   das411
Yeah this Howard kid is decent :D
2006-06-20 18:47:44
208.   Max
I think the Mavs will win the whole thing, but I find it difficult to root for a team with punks like Terry, Howard and Stackhouse, and run by Cuban. I also wouldn't mind seeing GP get his first title (been a long-time fan) and love Wade.
2006-06-20 18:48:05
209.   Tarheel
Ballgame. Toronto winning, Sox won. Damn.
2006-06-20 18:48:29
210.   Dimelo
Is Ryan Howard 'Big Papi'?
2006-06-20 18:48:34
211.   rsmith51
That really sucked. Why didn't they just leave Villone in?
2006-06-20 18:52:25
212.   Stormer Sports
LOL. Game, Set, Match. Great move yanking Villone, the only guy out there pitching worh a damn for some silly matchup shit. As far as I'm concerned, that walk was enough to send Proctor back to Columbus for anyone else, anyone! Torre is managing these games way to tight. Get over it Joe, Myers blows, Proctor blows, Farnsworth is questionable, if you have a reliever in there who is actually getting people out and not walking them, leave him the FUCK in! Christ!
2006-06-20 18:53:02
213.   unpopster
Goddamn it!!! I'm going to tomorrow night's game with my father-in-law and brother-in-laws, all Phillies fans. So I just get a call from my FIL gloating and warning me that I might be witness to a Philly sweep tomorrow.

Why didn't I marry that other girl?!?!

2006-06-20 18:54:25
214.   Tarheel
110Like I said before, Arod gets a big hit, the sorry ass bullpen (fucking Proctor) loses it. 4 straight balls....why not just leave Villone in.
2006-06-20 18:54:48
215.   randym77
The way this season has gone, I don't think we can afford to carry a lefty specialist. At least not one like Myers.
2006-06-20 18:54:51
216.   Schteeve
I really have to (gulp) agree with Stormer, taking Villone out was idiotic. I can't fucking fathom it.
2006-06-20 18:54:59
217.   Dimelo
I can't stand the Heat, the only way I can ever root for the Heat is if they were playing the Sawx in grenade dodgeball.
2006-06-20 18:55:11
218.   Stormer Sports

Because he is managing this bullpen as if it matters whether the batter is a righty or lefty, they all suck, and he just doesn't get it. Any reliever who is getting outs should be left in, regardless of the batters handedness. Proctor, Myers, Erickson, Small, were, and are, all just junk, deal with it Joe and give the young guys a shot. They certainly cannot be any worse.

If you walk the guy you are brought in to face, in my opinion, that should result in at least a one week suspension without pay.

2006-06-20 18:55:46
219.   Dimelo
I can't stand the Heat, the only way I can ever root for the Heat is if they were playing the Sawx in grenade dodgeball.
2006-06-20 18:55:48
220.   BklynBmr
This has been one frustrating stretch of bad baseball by the pinstripers.

Rhodes? Never mind, we'll win this one...

2006-06-20 18:55:51
221.   Zack
Yeah, that good old Joe Torre BP management comes back to haunt us yet again. Yanking Villone to go to Proctor for one better, and then go right back to Myers for a lefty matchup seems foolish, but the whole bringing in Proctor to begin with was a bad idea. What is it going to take for Joe to get over his love affair with him, I mean, Christ, he hasn't pitched well since the first damn month, how can one month replace two?
2006-06-20 18:56:34
222.   Dimelo
I can't stand the Heat, the only way I can ever root for the Heat is if they were playing the Sawx in grenade dodgeball.
2006-06-20 18:57:12
223.   Schteeve
what happened to Cano?
2006-06-20 18:57:25
224.   Tarheel
Proctor blows.
2006-06-20 18:57:45
225.   Dimelo
Double switch....good ole National League baseball.
2006-06-20 18:58:05
226.   Zack
Why is Cairo in? Did Cano get injured? Or was it a double switch?
2006-06-20 18:58:19
227.   Zack
ahh, i see
2006-06-20 18:58:37
228.   BklynBmr
223 Joe pulled him in a double-switch...
2006-06-20 18:59:13
229.   randym77
All right, Miggy! A walk is good.
2006-06-20 18:59:16
230.   Schteeve
ESPN also thinks that 3+2+2 = 5. God I'm so irritated with all things baseball right now.
2006-06-20 18:59:39
231.   Stormer Sports

He's managing scared, making moves because they make objective sense, but subjectively, make none. He obviously doesn't pay attention to what the players are doing, for if he does, he should be using the bullpen differently, or in the alternative, carry fewer relief pitchers (as all of our's over 25 years of age are interchangable), so at least we might score a few extra runs with the bench.

2006-06-20 18:59:44
232.   unpopster
Melky, ppppuuuuulllleease get the bunt down???
2006-06-20 19:00:21
233.   unpopster
2006-06-20 19:00:31
234.   randym77
C'mon, Melky. Get on base, or you're going to be the starting Columbus.
2006-06-20 19:00:55
235.   Tarheel
why no bunt?
2006-06-20 19:01:30
236.   randym77
233 Because Melky can't bunt. You want a bunt, put Bubba in.
2006-06-20 19:01:46
237.   singledd
Myers has the 3rd lowest ERA in the AL. We got for 2 reasons. To pitch to Big Papi and to pitch to Little Papi. It was the right move.

Man, you guys are back-seat drivers.

Please listen carefully. There is nothing Torre, or God, can do if the players don't execute.

2006-06-20 19:02:13
238.   Tarheel
This is STUPID. Melky hasn't gotten a hit in a month and he is swinging away.
2006-06-20 19:02:18
239.   Stormer Sports
Now the Bronx Banter gang is clammoring for a bunt, yikes, this must be serious.
2006-06-20 19:02:49
240.   unpopster
237 who's little papi?
2006-06-20 19:02:58
241.   Zack
237 Yes, but there is something Torre can do to maximize the potential for not executing, such as leaving in Villone and not bringing in Proctor...
2006-06-20 19:03:42
242.   Dimelo
Got Melk?
2006-06-20 19:03:44
243.   randym77
Yeah, Melky! Good boy. Didn't try to do too much with it. No long fly out. Nice one!
2006-06-20 19:03:46
244.   singledd
And Torre bring in Cairo in a double switch and Cairo walks to keep the rally alive. Is Torre BRILLIANT or what!!
2006-06-20 19:04:37
245.   singledd
240 Hint
Little Papi 7 - Yankees 6
2006-06-20 19:05:07
246.   randym77
C'mon, Johnny D! Let's keep it going!
2006-06-20 19:05:23
247.   Stormer Sports
And saying that Myers has the third lowest ERA in the AL may be true, but given the sample size, it certailnly is misleading and not statistically significant.
2006-06-20 19:05:36
248.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
If we don't get Cairo in from third, I'm gonna have a stroke.
2006-06-20 19:05:47
249.   randym77
Damon hits a go-ahead triple! Woot!
2006-06-20 19:05:50
250.   Dimelo
Yes Damon!!!!
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2006-06-20 19:06:03
251.   marc
The managing on this board stinks compared to Torre
2006-06-20 19:06:05
252.   Bama Yankee
I am not sure which is slower, Harry Kalas' announcing or my MLB.TV broadcast....
2006-06-20 19:06:18
253.   singledd
2 on No Out! Lets GO!!!!!!!!!
2006-06-20 19:06:25
254.   BklynBmr
Johnny B. Great!!!!!!!
2006-06-20 19:06:50
255.   Zack
Hey, according to their listed height and weight, Howard is the Big Papi...of course, Ortiz is listed at 230 lbs, which is the biggest joke ever...
2006-06-20 19:07:00
256.   hensley
Nice to see the Yanks can still own Rhodes.
2006-06-20 19:07:13
257.   Stormer Sports
Now let me tell you what to do Joe, you bring in Farny in the 8th, you bring in Rivera if a single Philly reaches base, can you handle that logic Joe?
2006-06-20 19:07:14
258.   Bama Yankee
That's the Arthur Rhodes we all know and love....
2006-06-20 19:07:22
259.   Zack
alright, the good old Arthur Rhodes factor!
2006-06-20 19:07:39
260.   singledd
All because Torre brings in Cairo and Melky.
2006-06-20 19:08:04
261.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
John-ny Baseball. John-ny Baseball.
2006-06-20 19:08:22
262.   Yu-Hsing Chen
YES, Great inning so far, and here come Franklin :P
2006-06-20 19:08:31
263.   brockdc
David Ortiz makes Giambi look like Wally Backman.
2006-06-20 19:09:02
264.   Yu-Hsing Chen
260 well yeah consider that Cano would never have walked ;)
2006-06-20 19:09:17
265.   singledd
247 Myers historically gets out Lefties. Villion historically is wild and averge at best. Either way, Myers is the right move.
2006-06-20 19:10:09
266.   randym77
Jeter almost got plunked again. He really looks gimpy. He can hardly even stand.

And Mo's warming...

2006-06-20 19:11:02
267.   Zack
I would have been okay with taking out Villone for Myers to go after howard, its the going with Proctor that was inexcusable. And besides, historically doesn't matter, you go with the hot hand. Historically Proctor sucks ass, but that doesn't stop Joe from throwing him out there every day...
2006-06-20 19:11:05
268.   marc
If we need a pitcher I think Rhodes might be available
2006-06-20 19:11:18
269.   Dimelo
I hate these two out saves.
2006-06-20 19:11:19
270.   marc
If we need a pitcher I think Rhodes might be available
2006-06-20 19:12:04
271.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
265 And Proctor?
2006-06-20 19:12:10
272.   randym77
264 Good point. ;-)

Seriously, I gotta give Miggy props for that AB. He really battled. So did Melky.

2006-06-20 19:12:23
273.   Zack
Do you think Joe will go right to Mo here? he really should at least give Farns a shot, no? I mean, Howard isn't coming up again unless all hell breaks loose, knock on wood!
2006-06-20 19:13:16
274.   singledd
264 Cano made the last out last inning. It was the spot that Phillips hit in... I think the pitcher was due up. This, the infamous double-switch.
2006-06-20 19:14:03
275.   randym77
Oh, Alex. You really can be a party-pooper, y'know?
2006-06-20 19:14:05
276.   singledd
Shit. That DP was scortched. Truly a game of inches.
2006-06-20 19:14:21
277.   rsmith51
At least ARod didn't add to the 15 men left on base.
2006-06-20 19:14:50
278.   Dimelo
The DP machine came through again. He should go to the couch. Can't he make a call to the psychic hotline and stop hitting into DP's or striking out? Lift the damn ball....I'm tired of rooting for you and seeing you fail already.
2006-06-20 19:14:51
279.   kdw
Watching Johnny Damon run out with an armful of caps and gloves cracks me up.
2006-06-20 19:15:25
280.   C2Coke
252 Harry Kalas' announcing is definitely slower.

Was that a second DP by Arod today?

2006-06-20 19:15:31
281.   Stormer Sports

Well. following the objective logic in 265, you have to go with Farnsowth right? That's why we signed him, to pitch the 8th right? I love managing from a statistical notepad, makes the game so much fun, oh wait, what it does is give the Fucking Manager an excuse in the post game press-conference, and that's all it does.

2006-06-20 19:16:00
282.   Tarheel
278 He did tie up the game last inning. That was very important at the time.
2006-06-20 19:16:10
283.   Max
The way this game is going, Farnsworth will give back a run on a wild pitch, and Jorgie will heave one over Mo's head on an attempted steal to give back the tying run.

But I'm really trying to be positive.

2006-06-20 19:16:17
284.   Zack
i do think we should go to Farns here, albeit on a short leash
2006-06-20 19:16:23
285.   rsmith51
278 He did have a good RBI his last time up and the Yanks did score 4 runs in the innings. Quit yer complainin'. ;-)
2006-06-20 19:16:28
286.   jkay
Damon can run and chew tobacco at the same time.
2006-06-20 19:17:03
287.   C2Coke
Why Why Why Mo in the 8th? Heck, have Wang pitch 8th then Mo might even be better...
2006-06-20 19:17:33
288.   Zack
Lets hope its a quick inning for Mo
2006-06-20 19:17:54
289.   Max
There I go again prematurely...looks like it's Mo or nothing.
2006-06-20 19:18:02
290.   randym77
Farnsy is considered "unavailable" because he threw over 30 pitches yesterday.
2006-06-20 19:18:10
291.   Stormer Sports

Absolutely! Joe is so confused he doesn't know which way is up. Go to Farny and yank him if someone reaches, simple, and Mo doesn't have to throw 40 pitches. Although I have been a frequent advocate of multi-inning saves so, maybe, I'll be quiet.

2006-06-20 19:19:02
292.   Zack
Didn't realize Farns threw so many pitches yesterday...
2006-06-20 19:19:16
293.   singledd
Mo in. Torre is in Post Season mode. Why, he might want to win this game almost as much as some of us.
2006-06-20 19:19:23
294.   Stormer Sports
The only guy "unavialable" to Joe this year is the guy in the hospital, why does he even bother to use that language!
2006-06-20 19:19:29
295.   hensley
I just don't think Farns is a good idea with a bad back after throwing 30 pitches yesterday.
2006-06-20 19:19:36
296.   Zack
this also means Mo has to bat next inning, not sure I have ever seen that
2006-06-20 19:19:44
297.   Tarheel
Mo needs the work ;)
2006-06-20 19:20:15
298.   rsmith51
291 I like the move since Farnsworth pitched last night.
2006-06-20 19:20:52
299.   Zack
9 or so pitches, no? thats very good
2006-06-20 19:20:54
300.   singledd
6 pitches for Mo. Torre does it again. BRILLIANT!
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2006-06-20 19:21:18
301.   BklynBmr
9 pitches. Nice.
2006-06-20 19:22:18
302.   Dimelo
Not complaining, not complaining...just like want to see ARod leave more good memories than bad. I remember him tying the game, but he also hit into two DPs. I'll stop now...easy inning for Mo. A few more hits and runs here will make it easier for me.
2006-06-20 19:22:45
303.   Tarheel
I like it when so many guys get rbi hits instead of relying on one or two guys.
2006-06-20 19:23:53
304.   das411
So can this Rivera guy hit?
2006-06-20 19:23:58
305.   C2Coke
296 That's something I would like to see.

293 Well, losing to NLB for 3 straight games were ugly. Four might be saying Mets is now the face of NY not that I have anything against the Mets.

2006-06-20 19:24:34
306.   marc
Mo's supposed to be a decent hitter. Hope he doesn't strain himself when he comes up
2006-06-20 19:24:41
307.   C2Coke
Mo's first MLB AB. Historical moment.
2006-06-20 19:24:42
308.   Stormer Sports
Oh stop it, listen, if Philly ties this game, I'd bet my left nut you see Farns, Joe just talks to hear the sound of his voice, it has no credibility.
2006-06-20 19:24:56
309.   Tarheel
Has Mo ever had an at bat?
2006-06-20 19:25:26
310.   C2Coke
EVERYONE is cracking up in the dugout.
2006-06-20 19:25:50
311.   rsmith51
I would sure like to see .300 Bernie again.
2006-06-20 19:25:59
312.   Tarheel
308, I'd say this is Mo's game, win or lose.
2006-06-20 19:26:00
313.   randym77
309 I think he has in the WS. Not in the regular season.
2006-06-20 19:26:04
314.   Dimelo
Did you guys see the homerun Trachshel hit for the Mets? It was a sweet swing.
2006-06-20 19:26:08
315.   Bama Yankee
Do you think the other players will start to call him Mo-Rod after that K?
2006-06-20 19:26:31
316.   jkay
They said he has had playoff ab's, this is his first regular season ab.
2006-06-20 19:27:00
317.   Tarheel
Holy shit, Bern is 5 for 5!
2006-06-20 19:27:01
318.   randym77
Wow. Bernie's hot again. 5 for 5 (the scoring was changed on his previous AB).
2006-06-20 19:27:12
319.   Dimelo
What is Bernie taking?
2006-06-20 19:27:16
320.   unpopster
Bern Baby Bern!
2006-06-20 19:27:36
321.   C2Coke
309 According to the super slow Phillies announcers, FIRST time ever for Mo to bat.

Bernie is so hot tonight.

2006-06-20 19:28:48
322.   Tarheel
If the Yankees ever get to play with a DH again, Bern is getting hot at the right time.
2006-06-20 19:29:15
323.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
19-2 on the South Side. If baseball was prison, St. Louis would be sporting a blonde wig, red lipstick and high heels, and the White Sox would be resting its beer on its head while some bid-ness was taken care of.
2006-06-20 19:29:20
324.   C2Coke
321 Yes, in regular season, forgot to mention that.
2006-06-20 19:29:24
325.   Bama Yankee
319 Whatever it is, give some to RJ.... Heck give some to Mattingly and let's get him a few AB's (of course Donnie could probably still hit if they let him and his back could hold up).
2006-06-20 19:30:25
326.   Bama Yankee
Hey C2Coke, do you like Harry Kalas?
2006-06-20 19:30:32
327.   C2Coke
322 hmm, I thought Bernie was pretty good in RF today too, wasn't he?
2006-06-20 19:30:37
328.   BklynBmr
Heat takes the lead at the half. Hopefully they'll get this sh*t over with tonight. Anything but Mark Cuban being presented the trophy. Still pissed at Riley for his late night fax machine habits, but would love to see Shaq get it, and D Wade rewarded for one hell of a series.
2006-06-20 19:31:40
329.   singledd
323 You draw a lovely picture.
2006-06-20 19:31:47
330.   C2Coke
326 Do you mean the super slow announcer? No, I just wish he could go home and sleep if he's that tired.
2006-06-20 19:32:10
331.   Dimelo
I hate those words, "the tying run will come to the plate".
2006-06-20 19:32:29
332.   singledd
5-5 but Bern can't get a jump on balls the should be routine.
2006-06-20 19:33:02
333.   Max
If one more man gets on, little Papi gets one more chance to give the Yanks serious nightmares. Get the job done, Mo.
2006-06-20 19:33:04
334.   Tarheel
Come on MO!
2006-06-20 19:33:10
335.   randym77
Ah, Bernie. That would have been an out with someone else in RF.
2006-06-20 19:33:13
336.   C2Coke
326 He's making me feel Kay's energetic voice is a gift.
2006-06-20 19:33:31
337.   Dimelo
I feel so lonely as the only person who will never root for Riley and the Heat. I can't stand Riley. I hate Riley's fake ass more than Cuban's.
2006-06-20 19:33:49
338.   Tarheel
I hate this shit. We need an easy win for a change.
2006-06-20 19:34:09
339.   das411
Gaaahhhh, Abreu with yet another clutch whiff. Time for our only bench bat...
2006-06-20 19:34:11
340.   rsmith51
332 I was hoping that Bubba would come in as a defensive replacement.
2006-06-20 19:34:21
341.   singledd
Lets all say a prayer for Stormer Sports's left nut.
2006-06-20 19:34:42
342.   das411
!!!!! Now we see some fireworks, ready boys??
2006-06-20 19:35:03
343.   Bama Yankee
330 That's Kalas. He's a legend but man does he take his time. Of course he is 70 years old.
2006-06-20 19:35:03
344.   Dimelo
2006-06-20 19:35:05
345.   unpopster
Well, here comes Ryan Howards vs. Mo. I say Mo schools him!
2006-06-20 19:35:12
346.   Zack
Oh crud
2006-06-20 19:35:29
347.   rsmith51
Who said little Papi? I would really like to go to bed happy.
2006-06-20 19:35:38
348.   randym77
327 That would be a "no." He did have one nice sliding catch, but for the most part, balls were dropping in around him that another OFer would likely have caught.

Now we're in trouble. Two on, Howard up. Oy.

2006-06-20 19:35:40
349.   BklynBmr
Delucci = Hillebrand, Jr.
2006-06-20 19:36:06
350.   singledd
Should we walk Little Papi?
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2006-06-20 19:36:19
351.   kdw
I'm running scared. Would put Howard on.
2006-06-20 19:36:20
352.   C2Coke
325 Spoke too soon. Spoke too soon.

333, 334 Man, is Mo thinking over his strikeout during his AB?

Dear Mo:
It's ok. You are Mo not Arod, please just get the batters out. And you can strike out all you want.
Your fan.

2006-06-20 19:36:21
353.   Tarheel
Little Poppi isn't clutch!!!!!!!!!

MO IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2006-06-20 19:36:31
354.   Dimelo
He's human after all.
2006-06-20 19:36:53
355.   kdw
And that's why I'm not managing.
2006-06-20 19:36:57
356.   rsmith51
I heart Mo.
2006-06-20 19:36:59
357.   das411
Wow, Howard just plummeted somewhere below "Abreu" and near "ARod" on the non-clutch scale.

Seeya tomorrow fellas!

2006-06-20 19:37:07
358.   randym77
Thank you, MO! Gets Howard to ground out.

The YAN-KEES win!


2006-06-20 19:37:15
359.   Zack
ok, now I can go eat dinner, thanks Mo!
2006-06-20 19:38:19
360.   brockdc
2006-06-20 19:38:25
361.   Tarheel
Big win there. Hope some major Phillie ass is kicked tomorrow.

And I believe that it will even be on MLB EI.

2006-06-20 19:38:26
362.   wsporter
Strange for this time of year but I think we had to have that one.
2006-06-20 19:39:09
363.   brockdc
362 I agree completely.
2006-06-20 19:39:20
364.   singledd
Yes. It was an important win.
2006-06-20 19:39:33
365.   Simone
Good to win a game.
2006-06-20 19:39:41
366.   C2Coke
343 Oh, I apologize, I didn't know he's a senior. But still, it's baseball, I need someone faster.
2006-06-20 19:39:41
367.   Bama Yankee
Mo, I was justing kidding about that Mo-Rod thing earlier.
2006-06-20 19:41:08
368.   Max
Talk about a high wire act...this game seriously gave me ulcers. Thank goodness for Mo and Arthur Rhodes.
2006-06-20 19:41:48
369.   Bama Yankee
366 Don't apologize, he has always been that slow. I remember him calling the 1983 Liberty Bowl. Alabama played Illinois and it was Bear Bryant's last game.
2006-06-20 19:41:51
370.   C2Coke
367 I am sure he finally stopped thinking and just started pitching in the end.
2006-06-20 19:43:00
371.   marc
what do you call a guy with a spectacular 7 RBI performance? Loser
2006-06-20 19:44:01
372.   randym77
371 LOL! He was POTG, FWIW.
2006-06-20 19:44:21
373.   singledd
Stock up on booze. This is gonna be a long, hard summer. We are currently 5 games out of the wildcard.
2006-06-20 19:44:37
374.   C2Coke
369 Then why is he still announcing? Do people grow to love his slow talking? I don't think I ever will.

Finally, it's a win. It just never seems to be that easy anymore. When did that happen? I still vaguely recall in April when every single announcer claiming that the lineup in the Yanks just don't get easy for a it just me who still remembers that?

2006-06-20 19:45:56
375.   Sliced Bread
USA Today crossword, 42 Across, hint "automatic money": M-A-R-I-A-N-O

Great win.

2006-06-20 19:45:58
376.   singledd
374 That was long, long ago... back in the Shefsuioid era.
2006-06-20 19:47:33
377.   C2Coke
273 Who says we need the wild card? Have some confidence! We want the division. Whenever you feel unsure about it, just try and imagine yourself same time LAST year. Trust me, I've tried it...and you will feel much better. At the mean time, distract yourself with the World Cup. That Argentina team is amazing.
2006-06-20 19:48:21
378.   C2Coke
And I meant 373.
2006-06-20 19:49:44
379.   C2Coke
Nite all, now we can all sleep nice and sound with a W in our heads.
2006-06-20 19:50:14
380.   Simone
Just saw the highlights on ESPN. Bernie is hot! The old man has something left.
2006-06-20 19:51:30
381.   Simone
White Sox 20 - Cardinals 2 in the 7th. Insane.
2006-06-20 20:19:25
382.   Yu-Hsing Chen
Bernie is hitting close to .300 for the season and his OPS in june is over 1 ...


2006-06-20 20:36:50
383.   randym77
Bernie is really heating up. He had a slow start, but he's looking like the Bernie of old now.

But I wish Joe would just DH him. Once we get the DH back, anyway. He's a liability on defense. Tonight, if he caught Burrell's hit, there would have been no one on base when Howard hit his second homer. One less run scored. Howard's triple would have been a double with someone other than Bernie in RF. Utley's single in the 9th should have been an out. Etc.

And at his age, he can't take the wear and tear he took when he was younger. Heck, the wear and tear he took when he was younger is what's causing his problems now. He should be used sparingly in the OF, not just because his defense is lacking, but to keep him fresh for a long season, and hopefully, the postseason.

2006-06-20 20:54:44
384.   Yu-Hsing Chen
True,once we get out of the NL he and Giambi should switch between the DH. but for the next game we have no choice. sitting him is as silly as sitting Manny as of now.
2006-06-20 21:06:21
385.   randym77
384 Definitely. Lefty pitcher tomorrow probably means Bernie and Melky will start. Reese is a lefty, like Bubba.
2006-06-20 23:18:31
386.   Yu-Hsing Chen
385 actually, the main reason of Bernie's recent success is that he is finally hitting about the same from both sides again... and instead of the right side going down like we'd feared, the left side had gone up close to the level of the right side.
2006-06-21 03:10:37
387.   randym77
386 Yup, he's hitting like the Bernie of old, from both sides. But if Torre's going to rest him, it's not going to be against a lefty, when his two backups are both lefties.

Someone noted that the major difference this year in Bernie's stats is that he's not walking as much as he did in the old days. They speculated that it's because pitchers aren't afraid of him any more. You don't walk the guy batting 8th. (Interestingly, when Torre put him in the two-hole, he went 0-for-5.)

2006-06-21 04:01:36
388.   randym77
Well, is reporting that Jeter is "questionable" for tonight. In addition to being hit on the knee by a pitch, he's got some kind of foot problem.

And of course, with Wright pitching tomorrow, it's Stinnett, not Posada, catching.

2006-06-21 05:21:28
389.   singledd
Steve Goldman has coined a new and appropriate name for RJ: The Big Average

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