Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Moist Def
2006-06-24 07:51
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to

The Marlins kicked the ball around like they were Chico's Bail Bonds in the first inning last night (actually it was two players who accounted for three--should have been four--errors), but escaped only down 3-0. They tied the game swiftly and hung around for the rest of the evening. It was a very warm in New York and it rained steadily during the middle innings. Chien-Ming Wong pitched well, though he wasn't nearly as impressive as he was in his previous two outings. Kyle Farnsworth did what he does best--give Yankee fans indigestion--as the Marlins crept closer in the eighth. But Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth as the Yanks held on for a 6-5 victory. Alex Rodriguez, Andy Phillips and Jorge Posada each had three hits, and Jorge had three RBI as well. The Yanks remain two behind the streaking Red Sox who won again last night. The Blue Jays, however, fall to four games out of first, after their loss to the Mets in Toronto.

Today is hot and it is very dark outside. Looks like Old Timer's Day could be a warsh out. The regular game is scheduled to start in the late afternoon, but it could be pushed back to this evening, cause man, it sure feels like the skies are going to open up and drench New York City. Hopefully, they get it in. Enjoy!

Comments (206)
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2006-06-24 08:18:45
1.   yankz
"Both Boston and San Francisco, according to sources, have expressed interest in Jeff Weaver, and the Red Sox had a scout at Angel Stadium on Friday night."


2006-06-24 09:16:13
2.   Ravenscar
"Moist Def"?



2006-06-24 10:01:46
3.   rilkefan
Just to follow up my comment from Saturday:

Probably will be just in lurking mode here for a while.

2006-06-24 10:02:28
4.   rilkefan
3 - uhh, it's Saturday again, isn't it - make that "last Saturday".
2006-06-24 10:24:56
5.   Max
A rainout wouldn't be bad with Chacon coming up today. Based on pitching matchups, the Sox could be up 3 games after today...but the rain may do us a favor in that regard.
2006-06-24 10:25:16
6.   randym77
It's pouring. :-(

Maybe they'll be able to get the game in tonight, but I dunno.

Double-header tomorrow?

2006-06-24 11:00:05
7.   Cliff Corcoran
3 Congrats rilkefan, I think I missed the initial announcement.
2006-06-24 11:04:22
8.   Cliff Corcoran
They're introducing the Old Timer's with the tarp on the field and barely anyone in the stands. This sucks.
2006-06-24 11:05:31
9.   Cliff Corcoran
almost as much as my punctuation
2006-06-24 11:08:09
10.   Cliff Corcoran
Steve Kemp? Dennis Rassmussen? Jeez. They're desperate, no?
2006-06-24 11:11:13
11.   Cliff Corcoran
Fritz Peterson looks like the snowman narrator from the old stop-motion Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer special.
2006-06-24 11:14:06
12.   Cliff Corcoran
Ross Moschitto?
2006-06-24 11:22:36
13.   Cliff Corcoran
Whitey Ford got rained out.
2006-06-24 11:28:12
14.   Cliff Corcoran
By the way, footage of Mike Pagliarulo hitting homers into empty right field box seats was depressing.
2006-06-24 11:29:28
15.   Cliff Corcoran
Pepitone looks like a man in drag.
2006-06-24 11:38:29
16.   Cliff Corcoran
Scooter couldn't make it either.
2006-06-24 11:43:26
17.   Cliff Corcoran
They're honoring Larson's perfect game, which was 50 years ago this October. So they introduce Larson last and Yogi mock jumps into his arms, then needles him "you can't hold me any more." Great stuff.
2006-06-24 11:44:00
18.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Scott Erickson starting the Old-timers game?
2006-06-24 11:47:16
19.   Cliff Corcoran
A little Robert Merrill on tape for the anthem. Nice touch.
2006-06-24 11:47:46
20.   Cliff Corcoran
18 He's eligible now that he's been released.
2006-06-24 11:49:00
21.   Cliff Corcoran
No OTD game today, though the rain does seem to have eased up, we might get contemporary baseball anyway.
2006-06-24 11:51:40
22.   randym77
Drat. I wanted to see if Straw could still swing the bat. ;-)
2006-06-24 11:52:39
23.   Cliff Corcoran
Hanley Ramirez is hanging out in the Marlins' dugout despite the festivities being over and is just signing ball after ball for the fans behind the dugout. Good stuff.
2006-06-24 11:53:29
24.   Cliff Corcoran
22 I'm gonna guess yes.

Meanwhile, Sheff spent the whole time in the Yankee dugout with his kid.

2006-06-24 12:01:06
25.   rilkefan
7 - thanks - we went to the hospital just after the Yanks went up 9-2 a week ago. I said, glad this one's in the bag.

Anyway, it's great to be back home. Now to read your and Alex's write-ups of the last week of games.

2006-06-24 12:06:58
26.   Cliff Corcoran
22 Cone was just saying he was planning on grooving one right in Daryl's wheelhouse, see if they could get an upper deck shot out of it. Oh well, next year.
2006-06-24 12:15:34
27.   randym77
Guess that 406' out was enough to get Bubba a start in RF...

Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Jason Giambi DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Andy Phillips 1B
Melky Cabrera LF
Bubba Crosby RF

2006-06-24 12:27:04
28.   randym77
All right, that was cute. I didn't know that was a real duck. I thought it was animatronic or CGI or something.
2006-06-24 12:31:39
29.   randym77
They just changed the posted lineup. Posada's out, Stinnett's in.

Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Jason Giambi DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andy Phillips 1B
Melky Cabrera LF
Bubba Crosby RF
Kelly Stinnett C

2006-06-24 13:08:39
30.   domvjr
Can someone tell me why I can't get the game on Yes, when it is a home game, and I have the MLB package on my satellite!
2006-06-24 13:10:02
31.   SF Yanks
I'm out here in SF, anyone know if there is going to be a game soon?
2006-06-24 13:12:54
32.   randym77
We're in a rain delay. They're going to do their best to get it in, because they won't see each other again this season. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, too, so they don't want to do a double-header.

I wonder...if the rain pushes the game to 7pm or later, will the blackout restrictions be lifted?

2006-06-24 13:33:24
33.   monkeypants
OK, I'm waiting for the rain to clear, watching the Blue Jays-Mets gane. The Jays announcers commented on the extreme shift employed against Delgado and other "elite LH hitter." They them mentioned Ortix, Thome, Giambi, etc. (I know there were shift for Ted Williams). This got me thinking:

Can anyone thing of extreme shifts for RH hitters? If not, why? Are RH less likely to be extreme pull hitters? Are there tactical/positional reasons why you can't use shifts against RHs? (I guess you have to at least leave the 1B in normal position)...

2006-06-24 13:46:04
34.   Benjamin Kabak
Bah. The Phillies just blew a golden opportunity in the 9th. I'm so sick of this adoration of Papelbon.
2006-06-24 13:47:34
35.   mickey1956
34 Unfortunately he has earned it.
Nobody is that good though. His time will come.
2006-06-24 13:49:24
36.   randym77
They blew one in the 7th, too. Schilling walked the bases full, but they only got one run out of it.
2006-06-24 13:49:42
37.   Benjamin Kabak
35 I wrote about that this week on Off the Facade. Sure, he's earned it, but he's earned it for 12 weeks. Kevin Maas and Shane Spencer earned it for about 12 weeks also. He's being compared to Rivera. It's absurd.

And Charlie Manuel just went to Ryan Franklin in a tie game. This has killed him all season. We'll see how that works out today.

2006-06-24 13:49:43
38.   rabid stan
34 Burrell's at-bat was horrendous. That swing was a mile long. Mariano Rivera did a better job striking out on three pitches.
2006-06-24 13:52:07
39.   rabid stan
And Chuck-o, what just happened, that's why Ryan Howard should be batting 4th.
2006-06-24 13:52:52
40.   Benjamin Kabak
I wonder how Gordon will fare against the Red Sox if he's called upon to pitch the 10th. He'll have to face Ortiz.
2006-06-24 13:54:22
41.   rabid stan
Is something wrong with Timlin?
2006-06-24 13:55:24
42.   kdw
Does anyone know if the rain is clearing in NY?
2006-06-24 13:55:53
43.   Benjamin Kabak
41 Lose with your best reliever on the mound? Timlin pitched last night, and he was on the DL for a bit. Maybe Tito doesn't want to use him too much.
2006-06-24 13:57:53
44.   rabid stan
I was just wondering about giving Papelbon another inning after laboring. He did load the bases and now he's up over thirty pitches.
2006-06-24 13:58:37
45.   rabid stan
But now the Phillies are playing like the Phillies, so no harm, I guess.
2006-06-24 14:00:40
46.   Benjamin Kabak
If Gordon faces Ortiz, what are the odds that FOX shows Ortiz's over-the-monster blast from the 2004 ALCS?
2006-06-24 14:06:07
47.   rabid stan
46 So far they're just chatting up his clutch-ness.
2006-06-24 14:07:11
48.   Benjamin Kabak
Aw jeez, Flash. Gimme a break.
2006-06-24 14:07:34
49.   mickey1956
37 I meant more that he had earned frontrunner for Rookie of the accolades. The comparisons to Mo are very premature to say the least. Liriano is coming up fast on him though.
2006-06-24 14:07:34
50.   rabid stan
That's just irritating.
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2006-06-24 14:08:21
51.   mickey1956
Ortiz just homered to win the game. Thank you Flash Gordon
2006-06-24 14:09:52
52.   marc
the nauseating legend continues
2006-06-24 14:10:34
53.   randym77
The tarp is off the field.
2006-06-24 14:10:47
54.   rabid stan
I still blame Burrell. Christ he was awful. Who puts that guy in 4th? Some kind of cretin?
2006-06-24 14:10:55
55.   Benjamin Kabak
Well, now that the debacle in Boston is over, any word on when our game's going to start?
2006-06-24 14:12:07
56.   kdw
For the love of all that's holy. With all the bullpen stress for the Yanks, at least the nagging worry about a Gordon meltdown against the Sox is gone.
2006-06-24 14:15:43
57.   Benjamin Kabak
WTF? Why are there blackout restrictions on all of these games today?
2006-06-24 14:16:29
58.   rabid stan
57 FOX Saturday?
2006-06-24 14:17:04
59.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
I went to watch soccer just before Papi came up. Had a bad feeling.

Well, at least the Argies are up on Mexico in the World Cup. Wondergoal by Maxi Rodriguez.

2006-06-24 14:17:09
60.   randym77
Still no starting date. The grounds crew is working on the field. They said they'd have an update in about 15 minutes.
2006-06-24 14:18:22
61.   Benjamin Kabak
58 I thought that was just for games on at the same time (1:20 p.m. start times). Once the broadcast ends, the blackout is lifted. I guess it's still too soon. Or I could be wrong.
2006-06-24 14:19:26
62.   randym77
61 Nope. Fox blacks out all the day games, up to 7pm, I think.

That's why I was wondering if this game gets pushed past 7pm, if the blackout restrictions will be lifted.

2006-06-24 14:22:15
63.   Benjamin Kabak
62 Ugh, what a pain in the ass. Thanks for the info.
2006-06-24 14:23:29
64.   rabid stan
33 You're right. It's a positional thing. You need the guy on first base, and shifting everyone else just creates a massive hole on the right side, even worse than the Giambi shift we always complain about him not exploiting.
2006-06-24 14:27:08
65.   randym77
Game's about to start.
2006-06-24 14:32:49
66.   Benjamin Kabak
Game on.

Too bad I have to Gameday it today.

2006-06-24 14:34:19
67.   randym77
It's raining. :-P
2006-06-24 14:39:20
68.   Benjamin Kabak
67 Raining baserunners?
2006-06-24 14:39:58
69.   randym77
Come on, Shawn! Pull yourself together.

He's throwing way too many pitches. Already gave up a base hit and a HBP.

2006-06-24 14:40:54
70.   randym77
That was NOT fair. It was a foul ball.
2006-06-24 14:41:27
71.   Benjamin Kabak
70 Seriously? What happened then?
2006-06-24 14:41:43
72.   marc
Chacon off to a miserable start
2006-06-24 14:42:00
73.   Benjamin Kabak
Ok. Getting out of that down by just one is fine.
2006-06-24 14:43:17
74.   rabid stan
Think about the old-timers, Shawn.
2006-06-24 14:43:19
75.   randym77
It was a fly ball to the corner, bounced off the wall. It looked like it hit outside the white line to me, but the ump said it hit on the line.

Lucky it wasn't a homerun.

Tarp is going on the field again.

2006-06-24 14:44:44
76.   rabid stan
Between Chacon, the rain, and the inflexible schedule, this could be one of those 6 hour games.
2006-06-24 14:46:07
77.   randym77
I hate to think what this will do to our pitching. They may regret putting Farnsy in last night instead of letting Wang pitch the 8th.
2006-06-24 15:53:54
78.   Benjamin Kabak
Toronto won today too.
2006-06-24 15:59:38
79.   randym77
Well, it's almost 7pm. If they do play the game, maybe it won't be subject to the evil Fox Blackout.
2006-06-24 16:00:22
80.   randym77
The game's been called. Officially postponed until 8 tomorrow.

Weather permitting...

2006-06-24 16:06:41
81.   Jen
Looks like we chose wisely to leave during the first delay.

Anyone want to sit in the rain with me tomorrow? I got tickets to both games.

2006-06-24 16:07:09
82.   rbj
Geex, I just get back from an all day Aikido seminar, to find out the game's postponed.

Will Chacon be able to bounce back tomorrow or is he basically ruined until next time in the rotation. And if so, why the hell did the f'ing ump wait until the Yankees' pitcher goes out there but the other guy will be fine for tomorrow. I think this was the same storm system we had on Wed. and that storm lasted hours. (5 inches of rain in 5 hours). Utter BS to start a game with such weather.

2006-06-24 16:11:43
83.   Benjamin Kabak
I'm pretty annoyed that the umps allowed the game to begin. I hope Chacon's not burned. The Yanks may need to make a roster move. I wonder whose turn it is at AAA.
2006-06-24 16:20:51
84.   randym77
Come back, Aaron Small. All is forgiven. ;-)
2006-06-24 16:27:20
85.   mickey1956
83 Steven White pitched on the 19th. He could make the start. I think they should start White with Chacon as his backup. I don't know if White has the control to more than 4-5 innings. Send Reese down before the game, and then call Thompson up after.
2006-06-24 16:38:55
86.   randym77
Looking at the weather report, I seriously doubt we're going to get one game in tomorrow, let alone two.
2006-06-24 16:44:54
87.   JeremyM
Bud Selig and his close friends in Boston are trying to get the 1-0 result of today's "game" made official as we speak....
2006-06-24 16:48:24
88.   JeremyM
And hey, any truth to the rumor that Proctor was going to throw in the legends game to get some work in, per Torre's orders:)
2006-06-24 19:16:27
89.   Benjamin Kabak
Chacon will pitch game 2 on Sunday unless his arm doesn't feel up to it. Villone is the back-up starter. The Yanks will face a call-up for the Marlins. I wonder if Yusmeiro Petit will make his New York debut.
2006-06-24 19:19:22
90.   randym77
I heard the 2nd game won't be on TV tomorrow. Very annoying if true.

Chacon is scheduled to start again tomorrow night. If he can't, Ron Villone will start.

But looking at the weather report, I really don't see the games being played.

2006-06-25 09:29:30
91.   randym77
Dunno if they'll actually play, but here's the lineup:

Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Jason Giambi DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada C
Bernie Williams RF
Andy Phillips 1B
Melky Cabrera LF
Miguel Cairo 2B

(Miggy at 2B again?)

2006-06-25 09:32:47
92.   rbj
So what's the weather like?
2006-06-25 09:35:19
93.   randym77
They said the rain is stopping and the sun's coming out.

And they also said ESPN has agreed to show the second game on TV tonight, in the NY and Florida markets.

2006-06-25 09:48:32
94.   Jeteupthemiddle
I don't know about the Bronx, but I live about 20 minutes away and it is POURING with no end in sight.

I imagine they will get one game in with frequent delays, but playing both games, at the moment, seems impossible.

I think I'd rather start Chacon in the first game in case there are a lot of delays so we don't have to waste Mussina unless a second game is played...

2006-06-25 09:55:59
95.   rbj
So when are the Marlins next in town to play the Mets, with the Yankees at home?
2006-06-25 10:08:31
96.   Jeteupthemiddle
the Mets and Yankees are rarely, if ever, home at the same time.

I think they would have to look for common off days.

As far as I can tell, the only common day is August 7th.

However, that would give both teams more than 21 games in a row which isn't allowed unless the players agree.

Looks like, if they can't get both in, they would have to play October 2nd...which is the day before the playoffs begin...and only if it matters I guess.

2006-06-25 10:11:24
97.   kdw
Marlins are in NY July 7 weekend and September 18 thru 21, when Yankees are on the road. Radio rumor is that if they don't get in 2 games today, may try and play in NY this Thursday.
2006-06-25 10:25:04
98.   Jeteupthemiddle
At this exact moment, it is not raining where I am...the sun is kind of visible...if they want to get this game in, they better start it.

The Sox game has been postponed already.

Is it me, or have there been LOTS of rainouts so far this season?

2006-06-25 10:29:56
99.   Bob Timmermann
Both teams are off Thursday. I think it would make sense to play the games then if they can't get them in today.

The Red Sox and Phillies are both off tomorrow so they are moving the game to then.

2006-06-25 10:31:29
100.   kdw
I was thinking same thing, seems like a lot of rainouts already. Didn't Boston have a few in a row with the big storm up there earlier this year?
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2006-06-25 10:43:18
101.   Jeteupthemiddle
Seriously, it hasn't been raining for about 25 minutes now....they could be 2 innings in by now...I don't get it.

Also, I checked at, and it looks like they should be able to get tonight's game in as well..with delays of course, but between 7-10 (even though the game starts at 8) there isn't "heavy" rain anymore but "occasional T-Storms." So maybe...

2006-06-25 10:47:21
102.   kdw
101 Radio was making the same observation earlier, saying that if they had started the game close to on time they could have played a couple of innings by now. They have been lamenting using radar rather than going by what's actually happening on the field.
2006-06-25 10:49:18
103.   randym77
Looks like the game is starting.
2006-06-25 10:50:09
104.   kdw
Giambi's now out with a stiff back?

Also, apparently the Yankees are saying that it's the officiating crew who has delayed the game to date. I thought that the home team had control of whether to start a game due to weather, with the umps taking control once the game has started?

2006-06-25 10:58:31
105.   aronneil
Why isn't Phillips playing first?
2006-06-25 11:06:44
106.   singledd
Willis looks good. He looks very tough of lefties.
2006-06-25 11:07:07
107.   randym77
Maybe Joe just couldn't bring himself to write in Cairo's name as DH.
2006-06-25 11:07:25
108.   Jeteupthemiddle
Because Giambi is out with back spasms so Cairo is at first now...I suppose because if Cano or Jeter or Arod get hurt, they can move Cairo to that position instead losing the DH had Cairo been the DH.

/end rambling.

What I don't understand is why cairo is batting 2nd.

2006-06-25 11:10:14
109.   kdw
108 Thanks, that makes sense.
2006-06-25 11:12:21
110.   Jeteupthemiddle
So far so good.

I wish I didn't have to go to work tonight.

2006-06-25 11:19:30
111.   singledd
Wow... short of ARod popping one, it's hard to see this lineup scoring much.
2006-06-25 11:20:09
112.   randym77
Yeek. Willis does look like he's hell on lefties. Poor Robby.

Nice hit by Andy, though. He may just be playing Giambi into a permanent DH role.

2006-06-25 11:24:02
113.   Zack
Why is Cairo hitting second and Cano 8th? Shouldn't it be the opposite? Torre has this annoying habit of batting his worst hitters 2nd a lot, he did it with Wilson all the time too!
2006-06-25 11:26:50
114.   rbj
Go Moose!
2006-06-25 11:27:08
115.   randym77
2006-06-25 11:31:35
116.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
btw: Milwaukee papers reporting that the Brewers scouts have been in Trenton looking at Hughes in re a trade for Carlos Lee.

I hope that's just wishful thinking on their part. Duncan and Cox for Lee I'd be ok with, esp if we inked Lee to a 2 year extension, but Hughes?

2006-06-25 11:33:54
117.   randym77
116 In their dreams.
2006-06-25 11:37:32
118.   singledd
113 Willis is murder on lefties... which is why Cano was not originally in the lineup.
2006-06-25 11:38:06
119.   randym77
Well, Cairo in the two-hole might not be such a bad idea. Check out his splits:

Against lefties: .367 / .958
Against righties: .190 / .461

2006-06-25 11:41:11
120.   Benjamin Kabak
116 If the Yanks trade Hughes, I may just root for another team. That would be just utterly ridiculous.
2006-06-25 11:48:35
121.   Benjamin Kabak
Oh well. For a few minutes, I thought Moose had a shot today at that elusive no hitter.
2006-06-25 11:49:49
122.   randym77
Nice play!

Were the Fish running on Bernie's arm or what? It wasn't even close.

2006-06-25 11:49:51
123.   kdw
Did anyone see the throw from Cano? As good as it sounded?
2006-06-25 11:51:04
124.   JeremyM
121 I really thought this would be it, I figured with the bad weather it'd be a perfect day for a perfect game. That'll learn me.
2006-06-25 11:53:27
125.   randym77
123 It was a great throw. Very quick, and very accurate. Jorgie caught it standing between the plate and the runner. Guy didn't have a chance.
2006-06-25 11:54:22
126.   kdw
125 Thanks.
2006-06-25 11:56:20
127.   rbs10025
I thought Bernie's pickup was a bit slow, but his throw was decent and Cano's was great. With Bernie slow to get to the ball I was thinking easy score, but when the camera switched to showing Jacobs rounding third, I changed my mind. He was already looking gassed.
2006-06-25 11:57:42
128.   Benjamin Kabak
Wow. That was Miguel Cabrera's 24th double of the season. He's a doubles machine.
2006-06-25 11:58:51
129.   randym77
Jacobs ran pretty slow. I think they sent him on Bernie's arm, but Cano made them pay.
2006-06-25 12:03:04
130.   rbj
On BBTN today, ex-GM Steve Philips was calling for the Tigers to trade Zumaya to the Braves for Smoltz. I think that's why he's an ex-GM. But it's not just the Yankees who are getting asked for their live young arms.
2006-06-25 12:13:32
131.   nysports05
do u think yankees should go after Willis?
2006-06-25 12:16:42
132.   nysports05
its starting to rain again
2006-06-25 12:19:32
133.   nysports05
1 run might be all that we need with this pitching performance.
2006-06-25 12:22:46
134.   nysports05
2006-06-25 12:23:54
135.   nysports05
does anyone talk in here?
2006-06-25 12:26:15
136.   randym77
Sometimes we're quiet. Not that much going on the field.

Moose hasn't looked the same since the no-no ended.

2006-06-25 12:30:38
137.   RZG
104 Because it's the last (only) time the Marlins will be at Yankee Stadium this year the umps control when and if the game begins.
2006-06-25 12:31:34
138.   nysports05
2006-06-25 12:32:42
139.   nysports05
so the second game will be on espn?
2006-06-25 12:32:50
140.   randym77
This is not looking good. :-P
2006-06-25 12:33:39
141.   nysports05
Jacobs has proven not to be a good runner
2006-06-25 12:35:15
142.   randym77
Looks to me like Jacobs is injured. There's something wrong with his leg.

The trainer didn't even come over to see him, so I don't think he was injured on the play. Must be a previously existing injury.

2006-06-25 12:35:32
143.   nysports05
2006-06-25 12:36:36
144.   Benjamin Kabak
Does it make sense to pitch to Miguel Cabrera in this situation? No.
2006-06-25 12:36:43
145.   nysports05
You seem to be delayed randym77
2006-06-25 12:37:03
146.   Benjamin Kabak
131 Not if it means giving up Hughes.
2006-06-25 12:37:36
147.   rbj
damn. The fish are really battling Moose this inning. 90+ pitches through six. Anyone wanna bet that we'll see Proctor in this game?
2006-06-25 12:39:19
148.   nysports05
probably will
2006-06-25 12:39:44
149.   randym77
Well, Villone might start tonight, so they can't use him.
2006-06-25 12:40:00
150.   nysports05
Altough I wouldn't be suprised if Mussina went into the 8th.
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2006-06-25 12:40:55
151.   nysports05
Bernie has just been on fire!
2006-06-25 12:42:25
152.   randym77
It's unreal, how Bernie swings at the first or second pitch and somehow gets it in play.
2006-06-25 12:44:04
153.   nysports05
Cano should definitley be moved up in the lineup
2006-06-25 12:46:58
154.   randym77
Moose came back in, but Proctor's warming.
2006-06-25 12:47:55
155.   nysports05
Mussina is reaching that magical 100 pitch mark.
2006-06-25 12:50:19
156.   nysports05
2006-06-25 12:50:45
157.   randym77
Congrats, Moose!
2006-06-25 12:53:55
158.   nysports05
Did anyone see Strawberry yesterday? He looks like he can jump right back onto the field.
2006-06-25 12:56:01
159.   nysports05
2006-06-25 12:56:07
160.   rbj
2006-06-25 12:56:20
161.   randym77
Go, Johnny go!

Upperdecker for JD!

2006-06-25 12:56:50
162.   nysports05
that was close!
2006-06-25 12:56:59
163.   rbj
158 Good to hear that about Straw, I hope he's turned the corner and can stay clean.
2006-06-25 12:57:23
164.   nysports05
exaggeration there by that filder
2006-06-25 12:57:50
165.   aronneil
Sweet! Now, when Farnsworth lets up his run, it will only tie the game.
2006-06-25 12:57:53
166.   nysports05
That run is pretty much the game
2006-06-25 12:58:20
167.   nysports05
What a leadoff hitter Damon has been
2006-06-25 13:03:19
168.   randym77
And what a CFer Damon has been.

Kay mentioned earlier in the game that Moose said balls are being caught in CF that haven't been caught in years.

Gotta wonder how Bernie feels, hearing that.

2006-06-25 13:03:21
169.   nysports05
Here we go again.
2006-06-25 13:03:54
170.   nysports05
I thought a player said that?
2006-06-25 13:08:26
171.   nysports05
Mariano should come in now
2006-06-25 13:08:28
172.   randym77
And putting Bubba in for Bernie pays off...
2006-06-25 13:11:14
173.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
We'll be down a run before this inning is over. Thank you Farnschwacker.
2006-06-25 13:11:23
174.   kdw
137 Thanks for the explanation.
2006-06-25 13:13:13
175.   nysports05
Walk him!
2006-06-25 13:14:27
176.   nysports05
Good thing he didn't reach out and hit one.
2006-06-25 13:15:24
177.   nysports05
2006-06-25 13:15:35
178.   randym77
Whew. Farnsy's going to give me an ulcer, I swear, but he got out of it.
2006-06-25 13:15:39
179.   nysports05
2006-06-25 13:16:06
180.   kdw
Thank you. Was worried about Farnsworth's unintentional walks but it worked out okay.
2006-06-25 13:16:49
181.   kdw
179 Please don't jinx Mo.
2006-06-25 13:26:14
182.   JeremyM
181 Maybe he foresaw Farnsworth coming back for a 2nd inning? Tactically for a double-header it makes sense. Otherwise, uh-oh.
2006-06-25 13:29:08
183.   nysports05
2006-06-25 13:29:12
184.   rbj
2006-06-25 13:29:24
185.   randym77
The YAN-KEEEs win!
2006-06-25 13:29:24
186.   kdw
182 Good point. And if that's the case I tip my cap to his optimism in seeing Farnsworth back for a 2d inning. Unless he meant game over in a bad way.
2006-06-25 13:31:16
187.   Simone
The Yankees win!!! Yeah, good game. Mariano rocks!
2006-06-25 13:31:21
188.   JeremyM
182 Oops, gamecenter had Farnsworth still in the game to close, not Mo. Really, it's better to lock up the win you have then save him for a game 2 that you might not even need a closer for.
2006-06-25 13:31:31
189.   singledd
Can Mo pitch tonight if needed?
2006-06-25 13:32:59
190.   nysports05
I would think so
2006-06-25 13:33:51
191.   nysports05
Now everyone tune into the soccer game. Its really good.
2006-06-25 13:35:16
192.   randym77
Despite the D-Train being murder on lefties, our offense today was Johnny Damon - a lefty.
2006-06-25 13:35:36
193.   JeremyM
191 I'm going to play ignorant American and say that those two sentences can never and should never be put together:)
2006-06-25 13:38:50
194.   nysports05
My sentence?
2006-06-25 13:40:56
195.   rbj
191 The refs are screwing up another game, apparently.
Go Orange!
2006-06-25 13:41:42
196.   nysports05
Yea, just like the U.S. vs. Italy match
2006-06-25 13:42:06
197.   JeremyM
I hate soccer is what I'm trying to say:)
2006-06-25 13:54:01
198.   nysports05
2006-06-25 13:56:27
199.   randym77
Torre said Giambi will probably start in the game tonight.
2006-06-25 13:57:18
200.   kdw
189 According to post-game, both Mo and Farnsworth could pitch tonight if needed, and Giambi will be playing as of now.
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2006-06-25 13:59:02
201.   nysports05
2006-06-25 14:42:35
202.   brockdc
197 I hear you, JeremyM. If that makes me an Ugly American, I don't wanna' be pretty.
2006-06-25 15:00:34
203.   tommyl
Argh, WHY is ESPN showing the Astros game in Philly? They do realize that Philadelphia is on the east coast, right? Thank you once again for blocking out a game that I have payed money (EI) to see.
2006-06-25 15:20:59
204.   nysports05
2006-06-25 15:21:46
205.   nysports05
2006-06-25 15:23:46
206.   nysports05

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