Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
It is an overcast, brisk spring day in New York. The sun is trying to peak out. Kei Igawa is on the hill for the Yanks this afternoon. Time for the bats to bomb away.
Yankee starters: 12 1/2 IP, 2.27 WHIP, 8.76 ERA
Yankee relievers: 14 2/3 IP, 0.95 WHIP, 1.84 ERA
Yankee defense: awful
Once again, ya gotta love ESPN for their thoughtful, BALANCED coverage. From their website:
"Inept Mussina mauled as O's smash Yanks"
"Mussina mauled as Orioles turn fortunes against Yanks"
Inept? Mauled? Did anyone set Contraras the other day? He just 'Lost'.
And for the best news:
"Mike Mussina lasted only four innings against Baltimore, which makes 2007 the first time in Yankees history that their starting pitcher failed to throw at least five innings in each of the team's first three games of a season"
2) "Time For Jeter To Follow A-Rod & Nomar - And Move Off Short" from WasWatching.
Even another GG can't make this stuff go away.
That makes sense, right?
A lot of guys share the Human Rain Delay nickname, but nobody earned it like Trachs. I've always suspected that the new rule limiting time between pitches was designed specifically with him in mind.
Mora homers. 1-0 O's.
I remember that, but I had EI last year and didnt use it. Do you mind refreshing my memory on how to get the game to work on mlb.tv?
If you get it to work, Can you email me the link?
What is the link to get it to work?
25 Thanks for rubbing it in.
Patterson at the dish. 0-1.
bama_yankee2 AT yahoo DOT com
I will try to send it to you.
Strike inside with a fastball. 1-1.
Offspeed pitch high for a ball. 2-1.
High fastball popped up to Doug Out; 1 away.
Fastball up and in for a ball. 1-1.
Blew an inside fastball past Castilla for a swinging strike. 1-2.
Fouled something off. 1-2.
Castilla Ks on the fastball. 2 away.
Almost hit him! 2-1.
Boo... Roberts almost went around, but the 1st base up says no. 3-1.
Damn. Walks him on a low fastball.
Tied at 2 as Igawa walks in the run.
He'll get better. Gulp.....I hope.
Looked like a changeup away, which Mora pops foul. 1-1.
Curveball blooped to right for a 3 run double. Doug Out couldn't reach it. Jeter drops Abreu's throw, allowing Roberts to score and Mora to tag.
5-2 Os. 2 out. Guidry is out there.
Another low fastball; 1-2.
Little tapper for Markakis, Quest bobbles the ball, Markakis safe.
1st and 3rd, 2 out.
Quest over to first. Markakis safe.
High fastball for a ball. Igawa's control seems to be pretty bad; he better get better and soon.
Fastball inside for a ball.
Tejada flies out to right and slams his bat in disgust.
Finally out of the inning. That was a disaster.
What's your email?
Oooops. I thought you had mlb.tv. Yea, just sign up for gameday audio. You get the WCBS feed.
you can also google 'yankees radio network' and see if any of the radio stations simulcast on the web. or, see if you get any of the stations listed.
Takes another curveball outside for a strike. 0-2.
Fastball low and away, Matsui taps it and Castilla throws him out at first.
Posada grounds an offspeed pitch to the firstbase side, way foul. 0-2.
Looked like a changeup or bad curveball away for a ball.
Fastball high, ball. 2-2.
Fastball on the inside corner, and the ump makes a big show of calling him out. Total bullshit; that was a ball.
Grounds out, 1B to P.
That was fast. 5-2 Os.
Check your email.
Huff fouls off a fastball. 1-1.
Curveball up, flies out to left center. Melky makes the catch.
WAY high fastball, over Millar's head for a ball.
Millar takes a fastball deep to left, Matsui with the easy catch.
2) Not soon enough.
Igawa nails him in the shoulder. Damnit, Quest. Settle down!
That is a good question, why isn't Hughes already up? Don't the Devel Rays have more than 6 guys on their roster younger or the dsame age as Hughes? Treat him like a fragile egg, and he will perform like a fragile egg.
Quest over to first, Patterson back standing up.
Quest bounces a fastball low, and Posada blocks it. 1-0.
Igawa goes over to first with a different move, Pattersonb back standing up.
Quest AGAIN to first, Patterson back.
Offspeed pitch down and in, low for a ball.
Quest to first, Patterson back. Buck smugly claims he can sense Igawa going to the base.
Patterson to third on the hit and run as Gomez singles to left.
I didn't have the 700 version, but I upgraded for the extra $5. God Bless Vandelay Industries (whatever that may be).
Tell me, should I save that link for future Saturdays?
I am SAVED!
No, of course not. But I think they can remove the nipple from Hughes' mouth already.
You are welcome. Vandelay Industries is a subsidiary of Kramerica Inc.
Too much Seinfeld I suppose.
Strike with the heater up and in. 1-2, 2 away.
Big curve just a bit low and in; 2-2.
Big curve again just a bit in, 3-2, 2 out.
K with the heater. No runs that inning.
And God Bless Bronx Banter! This place really rocks!
And God Bless Tiny Tim (I guess).
tiny tim is nice enough. worth the blessing..
Go Auburn...Go Tigers....War Eagle!
I had to throw it in there, my bro goes to Auburn....just teasing.
Trachsel bounces a fastball. 3-2.
Melky grounds a fastball hard, right to the 3rd baseman, and he's thrown out at first.
Strikes out on a changeup low and away.
Changeup high and away, ball. 1-1.
Jeter hits it deep to center, and Patterson makes the catch at the wall.
Actually, my brother went there too. It is not a bad school, I just don't like the football team (especially since they have won the last five iron bowls).
Fastball for another ball. 2-0 to Roberts.
Third fastball fouled off. 2-1.
Fat-ball low and in. 3-1.
Even the MASN guys are talking about Dice K. Since when did beating the Royals become this big a deal?
Roberts fouls another one off, then Igawa walks him. Blaugh. This is frustrating.
Not to mention they, my bro included, seem to have blacked out the whole scandal from a few years back. Wht can't I get a job at that car dealership. I am actually a WVU fan, so life has been pretty good the past few years. We did actually beat the SEC Champ two years ago.
What ever happened to your QB who came out that year? I liked that kid and thougt he would perform well in the NFL.
I am just pulling for Piniella. I have always thought he is about a good a manager of baseball as there has been in decades.
Now a fastball up and away.
God this is annoying. 2-0.
Mora takes it to left for a HR. 7-2 Os.
I like the high socks.
OOops, was he included in a trade, brain freeze?
It's still the 4th. Pray for heavy snow.
If you are a WVU fan you were probably not too happy with us for trying to get your coach. I never really thought he would leave Morgantown (especially to come to Alabama). I think Rodriguez is a very good coach, but I don't think he would have been happy in Tuscaloosa. Hopefully, for us, Saban will do a good job. He has already gotten some of our rotund linemen into shape.
Now, there is Chastise Joe Torre.
Good luck with Saban. For your sake I hope he performs. I, for one, don't think much of Saban, either personally or as a coach. I thought Bama could have made a much better choice, but big time SEC football schools seem to prefer names over substance.
What happened to Matsui?
Is this where Joe pinch runs for Giambi....lol....?
We have no bench. I hope Phelps does well. I am just happy I dont have to argue with folks like last year, who thought Andy Phillips was a baseball player.
wait, did i just say that?
Come on now. You know Torre will grant any wish a veteran makes....
The Bad news: Global warming. No snow today.
Naaaa, I have fond memories of Bear. I am sure this will make you even more unhappy, but I actually really enjoy watching SEC games, and am pulling for you guys to become more competitive, but I am really pulling for Spurrier and South Carolina. Blasphome I'm sure.
But seriously, Andy Phillips, come on man. He should be selling insurance with Tommy Maddox.
Unless JD is ready to play tomorrow, I think we have to bring up KT. We can lose one guy from the BP for a few days.
And no report on Matsui what-so-ever. Isn't that strange?
Point taken. However, we do not need a DH who is fully capable of playing 1B making 21 milllion. We have three guys at 1B for no reason. Not to mention that Giambi's BA is much higher when he plays defense! WE do not need Doug M. and Phelps. We can always pick up a defensive 1B later in the year.
As for Andy, you might be right. However, as I have said in other threads, he did have a couple of great months last summer. I will also admit that I see his Yankee career through Crimson colored glasses.
BTW, you asked about former Bama quarterback Brodie Croyle earlier. He might get his shot this year at Kansas City. Let's just hope he does more with that shot than Andy did last year with the Yanks.
Moose has been the only one to just look bad.
Croyle, that's right. I happen to think he is going to a solid to excellent NFL quarterback. I know there wasn't that much hype arond him given the others that came out that year, but I watched him closely, and think he has the tools to succeed in the NFL. College is not the same, and he has the skills you need in the NFL. But what do I know, there are people out there who still think Eli Manning and Matt Lienart are QB's. Go figure. I am really curious to see if theRaiders take Russell, as they should, or blow it again and take a clown like Quinn.
Giambi has exponetially more games played at 1B than Ortiz over the last three seasons. Ortiz is a DH who doesn't want to play 1B. Giambi is a 1B who doesn't want to simply DH.
Not football, big time SEC and college football. Yankee baseball is the only sport I would rather watch than Div. 1A football.
BTW, are you the same guy who used to post as Stormer Sports?
The other question is how bad is Phelps at first? I think if he plays everyday, he hits. But I don't know if he is a liability in the field. (and God knows we can ill afford another liability in the field).
I personally play Phelps everyday so we can at least know if we need Minky, or can dump him in a month and beef up our bench.
Anyway, Mats is on the DL and KT is probably coming up.
No. That was my cousin, he turned me on to the site.
"1) This is Giambi, circa 2007. What do you do, dump him?"
No, keep Giambi and ONE 1b, whoever hits better, regardless of which side of the plate or defense.
"2) While Cairo is not good, this is why we need him."
No, this is why we don't need him. Torre will always go to Cairo first, no matter what options there may or may not be. Rather, this is why we need another OF on the bench, whether he comes by way of one 1b or DL one of the injured OFs.
"3) How many innings did Myers pitch last year? And how effective was he against lefties anyway? With all our young power arms, I say dump Myers and get a real player for our bench."
Paging Roger Clemens, paging Roger Clemens. Roger Clemens to the white courtesy phone, please.
Once Russell gets his footwork straight, he will be outstanding. Quinn is just one more overhyped ND player who didn't beat a single top 10 oponnent his entire tenure at ND. He certainly has had no good perfornances against big time ranked programs since Weiss has been there. If they weren't ND, they wouldn't even have played in a bowl game last year, and you saw what happened to them in the bowl they did play in. Don't get me wrong, I hope the kid does well, I just don't see it happening.
That's how my bro got to Auburn. My cousin also goes there, and wooed my brother with thoughts of $5 all you can eat ribs, $1 beers and all the 18 year old blonde women you could ever want.
Hey guys....To Michael Kay....www.nofuckingreferencestoamericanidol.com.
When does Karstens come off the DL?
Hopefully this ends the Cano as leadoff experiment.
Is this where I begin talking about how bad Petrino is going to be in Atlanta?
Just kidding. Sorry if the football talk bothered Old Yankee Fan. Durning a game like this, when there isn't much to really say, it provides a pleasant diversion from us getting out butts beat.
That is all.
Addendum to Addendum:
Is Giambi the man!
Just kidding man, sorry for the football talk. Now that the game is close again, I am sure we will get back to baseball.
Damon was wasted there. Already one out. Could have been used in the 9th for either Minky or Melky (Minky or Melky, ha ha!)
Mr. Torre. You made a boo boo.
"...so Millar's 'bat' no longer in the lineup."
However, read the COMMENTS about the article. Good stuff. I got one in there.
Originally, he was given a HBP, but the 1st base ump said that he swung (no) and he was given a foul ball (also no; he was hit on the hand).
Please god, do not let Arod end this game.
Come on Arod...
It's worth it. WOOOOO HOOOOOO!
(guess he IS clutch)
Obviously the Yankees need to trade A-Rod.
I gotta catch the highlights.
fox just showed the HR during the braves-muts game. he crushed it into the lower right portion of the black, dead center. he was so elated, like a little kid, rounding 1st base. really nice to see. he could barely contain himself as he approached 3rd base. the team was running and grinning, waiting to greet him at home. truly warms the heart. go alex!
I thinks that's ARod's 4th HR, isn't it?
They got a big break on the Jete HBP. They should give it a rest. Jim Palmer should have stayed at home after retiring, I liked him before I actually heard him speak. Orel Hershiser he is not.
old friend, craig wilson is up here in the atl. struck out swinging...
I was at the game and left early because it was freezing in Row W at the top. What a mistake to leave.
How the hell can a ball hit the wall in foul territory and then go over the wall and be a HR? That makes no sense. There certainly should be something in the rules to prevent such a perverse ground rule.
Take that ESPN!
Take that Wallace!
Take that N.Y. Times!
Now... if only ARod can do something about this stupid Global Warming!
A-Rod game winning hits make ESPN sad :-(
"Rodriguez homered twice, doubled and drove in six runs. Two days earlier, he popped out with the bases loaded to end the eighth in a 7-6 loss to Tampa Bay, a performance reminiscent of his October flop."
huh? And he won the game 4 days ago. they'll do whatever they can to make ARod seem unclutch.
And that pitcher was throwing serious smoke.
Abreu has GOT to be hurting.
Our OF is hurtin' for certin'
"New York paid $26 million for Igawa's rights and signed him to a $20 million, five-year deal, just after the Red Sox bid $51 million for Matsuzaka and agreed to a $52 million, six-year contract. While Matsuzaka is viewed as an ace, Igawa is a back-end of the rotation pitcher.
While Dice-K throws 95 mph and has a commanding array of pitches, Igawa topped out at 91 mph and usually was around 89."
Is ESPN owned by the freakin' Red Sox?
How did Dice-K get in this story?
Its OK. Not even ESPN can cold my mello.
Anybody know what time BBTN is on?
What a difference one swing makes in my day and my evening.
What a freakin' game!
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