Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Critical Condition
2007-05-23 13:45
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to

It seems alarmist to say that a game in late May qualifies as a "must-win," but man, the Yankees really do need this game tonight. Curt Schilling, one of the outstanding big-game pitchers of his generation, is on the hill tonight for Boston. Andy Pettitte goes for New York. Should be interesting to see if Schilling plunks Alex Rodriguez after the Yankee third baseman's take-out elbow last night. Man, I sure hope the Yanks and Sox don't get into a brawl. That is the last thing this charged rivalry needs, especially with the possibility of Clemens returning to the big leagues next weekend in Boston.

But first things first: Let's Go Yan-Kees.

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2007-05-23 13:58:46
1.   bobtaco
2007-05-23 14:01:31
2.   RIYank
This maybe belongs in the previous (Emma Span) thread, but check this out from espn:

But according to ESPN's Peter Gammons, multiple sources are questioning whether the report is true.

Giambi has not been asked to take follow-up tests, which is what would occur if he had a first positive test for amphetamines.

Also, Gammons reports that the subject of amphetamines was not raised at Wednesday's meeting.

2007-05-23 14:16:16
3.   The Mick 536
Don't like fights. Don't like games played when a warning has been issued. Takes the inside pitch out of the game. But Bosoz/Jank games bring out the best and the worst of players and fans.

Without A-Rod bashing, remember the Tech and him. Catcher called him out and beat him to the punch. Many said that the fight ignited the Sox. Then came the ball knocking, right before the elimination. Both very ugly incidents. Lowlights. I, too, don't want it to happen again.

2007-05-23 14:20:25
4.   NotGivingUp
first to the board here, although i've had it bookmarked for some time now.

my first post is inspired by the current state of the yankees. i'm sick of talking about steroids, who's getting hit by pitches, who's getting paid what, etc etc... this whole team is a soap opera, but i am by no means giving up on them.

yeah, last nights loss was rough, especially falling behind right away, but we still have a chance to take the series. all i want at this point is for this team to start winning series. simple as that. i'm not even going to look at the standings for another month. but please yankees please! start winning series! i'm not asking for sweeps, although i wouldnt complain if they mixed in a few...just win some series.

i really do think they need to get to a few games over .500 by next month. then and only then can they start making a serious playoff push.

right now, the only concern should be playing good ball and winning series!

there. i said my piece. and i got paid for it. sweet!

2007-05-23 14:23:31
5.   RIYank
4 Awesome! Who's paying?
2007-05-23 14:25:34
6.   NotGivingUp
The Museum of Modern Art.

I'm at work...but not "working".

2007-05-23 14:27:17
7.   RIYank
Better yet.
Well, here's to a Modern Masterpiece by Andy tonight, worthy of framing.
2007-05-23 14:31:18
8.   NotGivingUp
maybe the offense won't be so stingy tonight and decide to finally give him some runs to work with.


2007-05-23 14:39:46
9.   standuptriple
See, it's talk like that that should cause AP to bean somebody early (since the Yanks have first opportunity) and get the warnings out and take the inside part of the plate away from Schilling. I know, I know, the Yanks are classier than that, but I don't think there is anybody who has watched them that would disagree that they need some more red ass. I have yet to see a more galvanizing event than a bench clearing.
2007-05-23 14:42:30
10.   NotGivingUp
if AP doesn't bean anyone, i'll settle for a nasty stare.

did anyone time manny around the bases last night?

2007-05-23 14:44:11
11.   JL25and3
They need more aggressive play, not more aggression.
2007-05-23 14:50:58
12.   SteveF
Unlikely Schilling plunks anyone. Why bother waking up a team that seems content to sleepwalk their way to a .500 record?
2007-05-23 14:58:09
13.   Raf
9 There was one in the M's series, it didn't do them much good.
2007-05-23 15:01:15
14.   vockins
12 I agree. I am not a Schilling fan, but I think he's smart enough not to risk getting his hand broken during a melee that he started with a payback pitch. The best payback is to win.

The Sox have way to much to lose participating in those kind of shenanigans. The Yanks on the other hand...

2007-05-23 15:03:07
15.   yankz
6 Dude, that's awesome! I'll look for someone sitting on BB if I'm ever back at MOMA...
2007-05-23 15:10:31
16.   NotGivingUp
i'm not advocating anyone getting plunked, but there is an absolute need to take back the inside half of the plate against the likes of ortiz and manny. it is an absolute necessity. both of them look like they are digging in for slow-pitch softball when they face us.

tavarez can instruct matsuzaka on national tv to pitch inside to a-rod and to tip his cap if he ends up hitting him... yet nobody on this staff can come up and in on their big guys.

there is a reason why the likes of drysdale, pedro, and clemens pitched inside...because it works.

2007-05-23 15:13:42
17.   Bama Yankee
14 Come on, this is Schilling we're talking about... He'll probably take the mound tonight wearing two bloody socks and a crusty old jock from the 2001 Serious. Don't forget that the man has a belly full of guts and with that belly, that's a whole lotta guts, my friend...
2007-05-23 15:17:07
18.   jkay
I agree, must win tonight. I think the Podria thing will blow over. A-Rod gave him a shove, not enough for a rookie to call out A-Rod over. Welcome to the big leagues. If anyone should get plunked, it is Podria for shooting off his big mouth. The funny thing about that play is Posada was out at first and called safe.
2007-05-23 15:28:10
19.   NotGivingUp
yeah, posada was out at first. i dont even know why i even bothered getting excited. i somehow mistook this team for the late 90's yankees. they used to make teams pay for a blown call.

ahhh, the good old days.


2007-05-23 15:46:55
20.   nemecizer
My advice to the Yankees:




If all else fails I am in Boston in June and hereby offer to burn down Fenway Park(*)

(*) Just kidding FBI .... sort of.

2007-05-23 15:48:34
21.   standuptriple
LoHud says it's official, Pavano is getting Tommy John. Good riddance.
2007-05-23 15:51:50
22.   nemecizer
21 19 starts, 5 wins, $39.95 million dollars.

The man should be in jail for grand theft larceny. Did I say man? I meant scumbag.

Fuck Carl Pavano. I never want to hear his name again.

2007-05-23 15:54:28
23.   yankz
20 Let's devote that rage to Glass Ass. I'll start by dating his Maxim model ex.
2007-05-23 15:56:57
24.   rbj
22 Who?

I wouldn't mind a brawl tonight if it gets the Yankees fired up & go on a nice long winning streak.

2007-05-23 15:59:59
25.   Mattpat11
Alex is being far too negative. The Yankees will start winning when they feel like it. This attitude of "wanting the the Yankees to stop losing" is chasing people away.
2007-05-23 16:04:23
26.   Simone
Desperately searching for something to write for the epitaph of Pavano's Yankee career, I turn to Steven Goldman who used VORP to determine that "Pavano has been a little worse than replacement level during his time in New York but, as we surmised, by virtue of not showing up he's actually been a better signing than were Ed Whitson and Andy Hawkins." See, it could have been worse.

2007-05-23 16:05:58
27.   Mattpat11
26 See, I think Ed Whitson caring enough to try makes him better than Pavano.
2007-05-23 16:09:57
28.   rbj
27 Well put.
2007-05-23 16:10:12
29.   nick
21 walks, only 33 Ks for Andy--now would not be a time for reversion to the mean......gotta have this one!
2007-05-23 16:11:14
30.   rbj
So, any one know anything about the guy the Yankees have in AA Trenton -- he's pitching tonight. Think he has a shot at making the club this year?
2007-05-23 16:12:20
31.   Mattpat11
30 I half expect him to blow out a knee tonight
2007-05-23 16:13:27
32.   nick
walking Coco Crisp in front of Ortiz is so infuriating-
2007-05-23 16:15:37
33.   Mattpat11
Bucknor sucks. He'll get intimidated by Fatso.
2007-05-23 16:16:26
34.   Mattpat11
Kevin Youkilis is ugly to the point where its kind of sad
2007-05-23 16:17:13
35.   Yankees Brasil
34 Very true..
2007-05-23 16:18:01
36.   rbj
2007-05-23 16:18:02
37.   Mattpat11
That was far too close for a play where they had him picked off.
2007-05-23 16:18:29
38.   3rd gen yankee fan
all right, nice inning.
2007-05-23 16:18:34
39.   nick
we get a break on the phantom tag!
2007-05-23 16:19:22
40.   RIYank
32 It is, but picking him off is excellent.

Man, I'd forgotten that about Andy. You get a free out every once in a while when a speedy baserunner doesn't know about The Move.

2007-05-23 16:20:49
41.   jkay
Another bs call at 2b, will the umps ever figure it out?
2007-05-23 16:21:17
42.   Mattpat11
"Don't Walk This Way" by "Not Aerosmith"
2007-05-23 16:21:48
43.   Mattpat11
Its nice to see someone else playing Keystone Kops.
2007-05-23 16:22:10
44.   rbj
41 much closer than the Mariners one.
2007-05-23 16:22:40
45.   Alex Belth
Welp, Yanks get the first break of the game with that blown call on Crisp at second base in the first inning. Andy looked pretty good there against Papi.

And a nice start by Johnny...

2007-05-23 16:22:46
46.   RIYank
41 I think 2b umps are sabermatricians. They figure, it's all going to even out in the long run, so don't bother actually watching the play.
2007-05-23 16:23:56
47.   Alex Belth
Jeez, talk about Keystone Cops...
2007-05-23 16:23:59
48.   rbj
Way to go Cap'n
2007-05-23 16:24:27
49.   RIYank
Baseball is fun today. Yesterday, not so much. But today, fun.
2007-05-23 16:24:43
50.   Alex Belth
That was a patented Jeter swing, what a nice freakin hit. And with that he ties Joe D for 5th place on the Yankees all-time hit list.
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2007-05-23 16:25:10
51.   3rd gen yankee fan
hey hey hey, lookin GOOD Yankees
2007-05-23 16:26:31
52.   Mattpat11
IIRC, Jeter tied Joe D in two ways, didn't he?
2007-05-23 16:27:59
53.   RIYank
OOOWW. Foullllll.
2007-05-23 16:28:54
54.   RIYank
2007-05-23 16:29:04
55.   Mattpat11
2007-05-23 16:29:10
56.   rbj
Go, go, Godzilla!
2007-05-23 16:29:11
57.   Maniakes
How about making Schilling get an out on his own before tring to manufacture runs?
2007-05-23 16:29:16
58.   Simone
Yesss!!! Matsui-san! Finding the power!
2007-05-23 16:29:17
59.   Alex Belth
GODZILLA! So now does A Rod definitely get plunked here?
2007-05-23 16:29:18
60.   claybeez
This start seems familiar.
2007-05-23 16:29:18
61.   Mattpat11
Schilling looks 300 years old.
2007-05-23 16:29:28
62.   Marcus
Yee haw! I forgot that baseball can be fun to watch.
2007-05-23 16:30:21
63.   nick
blog THAT, baby!
2007-05-23 16:30:32
64.   RIYank
Schilling has nothing tonight, huh? A-Rod just missed.

Baseball is fun.

2007-05-23 16:30:49
65.   Alex Belth
Even Alex's outs are being hit well these past couple of days, a good sign.
2007-05-23 16:31:38
66.   Alex Belth
Good pitch by Schilling to jam Posada there...
2007-05-23 16:31:40
67.   RIYank
60 Yeah, but like in a mirror, somehow.
2007-05-23 16:32:34
68.   RIYank
I was gonna ask whether Schilling would have the stones to dust A-Rod after giving up three runs, but the ball was hit into play too soon for me to type it out.
2007-05-23 16:33:14
69.   Alex Belth
Hey, whatta ya say, Bobby? Nice little stroke there.
2007-05-23 16:33:30
70.   claybeez
Abreu keeps it going. Good hit. More pitches for Schilling.
2007-05-23 16:34:07
71.   Yankees Brasil
It would be really cool for Giambino to get a HR now..
2007-05-23 16:34:10
72.   claybeez
Well, seems I forgot, presume nothing in baseball.
2007-05-23 16:34:12
73.   rbj
Bobby, Bobby, Bobby.
2007-05-23 16:34:37
74.   RIYank
Dang, Bobby. With Giambi up, that must have saved Schilling a bunch of pitches. Oh well, we got the runs, now let's see Andy do his thang.
2007-05-23 16:34:46
75.   Hocakes
Man, that almost never happens! An actual home run following a foul home run. I wonder how Schilling will explain that- throwing the in the same spot as where Matsui almost hit a home run on the previous pitch- on his blog.
Unrelated but don't forget to check out Elijah Duke's new blog, 38 bitches. That's the number of women who have legal proceeding pending against him currently.
2007-05-23 16:35:07
76.   Alex Belth
Abreu gets caught napping. Terrible mental error there. Just when they can get Schilling to throw more pitches. I know Bobby is not a good outfielder, but I've don't really know him to make boneheaded plays like that. Really, really lousy.
2007-05-23 16:35:51
77.   RIYank
70 74 Claybeez, we're on the same wavelength.
2007-05-23 16:36:30
78.   rbj
75 And as soon as #75 pops up on my screen, the Joe Torre Foundation ad appears on the TV.

I wish MLB would start investigating Dukes.

2007-05-23 16:37:55
79.   RIYank
75 I was just saying that to my son, yeah.

Gotta keep those pitches down, Andy. Manny then Youk, both hit it hard.

2007-05-23 16:38:31
80.   Alex Belth
0-2 pitch Andy...actually, it wasn't terrible terrible, nice piece of hitting by Youk.
2007-05-23 16:39:15
81.   Alex Belth
Just FYI, ESPN News is showing a live broadcast of Clemens' start in Trenton...
2007-05-23 16:40:04
82.   Mattpat11
Youkilis looks like the elephant man.

I know I said something earlier, but I think he's gotten uglier.

2007-05-23 16:40:06
83.   RIYank
Rocket in Trenton, first inning: no hits, three walks.
2007-05-23 16:40:26
84.   nemecizer
75 Thanks a lot Hocakes, I just spit up on my computer laughing.

Does anyone know how to get scotch out of a keyboard?

2007-05-23 16:40:56
85.   RIYank
Andy's out pitch is the breaking ball tonight. Maybe always, come to think of it.
2007-05-23 16:42:38
86.   Alex Belth
Dude, that 38 Bitches blog comment is too funny. I read the whole long sordid article in the Tampa Bay paper today. Reminds me of Toe Nash, another Tampa Bay prospect who turned out to be a bad guy.
2007-05-23 16:44:29
87.   rbj
84 A straw. If you don't have a straw, roll up a dollar bill, like one would for cocaine, er, or so I hear.
2007-05-23 16:45:36
88.   Mattpat11
The Masked Man runs ridiculously. Even for a catcher.
2007-05-23 16:45:47
89.   ChrisS
Schill's numbers look like he's been getting hit pretty hard of late...

Let's have more like the first.

86 I remember reading, I think, Gammons on Toe Nash years ago.

2007-05-23 16:45:57
90.   Alex Belth
Schilling manhandled Giambi there. Great strikeout pitch.
2007-05-23 16:46:50
91.   claybeez
Cano? Bunting? Weird.
2007-05-23 16:46:51
92.   RIYank
Robbie, very impressive!

Where's Weeping For Brunnhilde???

2007-05-23 16:47:07
93.   Alex Belth
Gammons wrote about Toe Nash in 2001. Fawned over him. Was suckered.

Hey, Cano nice play. Now why didn't Kenny Lofton do that in Game 6 of the 2994 ALCS?

2007-05-23 16:47:23
94.   JimCobain
Nice bunt, Robby! Now whay didn't they do that when Shill's sock was bloody?
2007-05-23 16:48:42
95.   vockins
Are the Yanks/VT caps for sale anywhere?
2007-05-23 16:48:48
96.   nemecizer
87 I burned my C-note lighting a cigar when Matsui hit the bomb. S'okay, I just tipped the laptop up and drank from the corners ;)

Many innings to go, but feeling good about tonight!

2007-05-23 16:49:02
97.   Alex Belth
Wow, lookit the yankees running...they don't want to push the envelope with Cano's big ass though...he's got Keyshawn Johnson speed.
2007-05-23 16:49:10
98.   Mattpat11
Is there even any point to playing a Schilling vs Mientkiewicz AB out?
2007-05-23 16:49:58
99.   Mattpat11
Apparently not.
2007-05-23 16:50:06
100.   Alex Belth
Jesus, Minky, that was right down the cock.
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2007-05-23 16:50:55
101.   ChrisS
a .286 OBP for a first baseman that doesn't slug.


2007-05-23 16:51:09
102.   RIYank
Did Cano bunt because of an infield shift? I didn't notice.
2007-05-23 16:51:53
103.   RIYank
Johnny dood it.
I say that's a hit.
2007-05-23 16:52:12
104.   JimCobain
Let's take advantage, bit 2 out hit coming up!
2007-05-23 16:52:24
105.   Alex Belth
Nice! Just as Schilling was cruising to a relatively easy inning...he's got to work more.
2007-05-23 16:52:56
106.   Alex Belth
Cano bunted for a hit on his own.
2007-05-23 16:53:22
107.   claybeez
97 The modern lady likes a little something back there.

This is a team we can catch. They're not so different from the Yanks. The breaks have just gone their way. I'm no sabre guy (the math) but doesn't regression to the mean mean we're due to get better?

2007-05-23 16:54:10
108.   mehmattski
It's Mr. 2OutRISP!
2007-05-23 16:54:16
109.   RIYank
Oh yeah.
Oh, of course. Jeter. RISP. Two outs. Duh.
2007-05-23 16:54:18
110.   Alex Belth
We don't Just Say No, We're Too Busy Saying...YEAH!
2007-05-23 16:54:22
111.   claybeez
Jete with another groundball to the left side. At least this one gets through.
2007-05-23 16:54:24
112.   rbj
Yes! Looks like the Red Sox have caught a case of the oopsies.
2007-05-23 16:54:52
113.   Simone
Nice Derek. You can play R Kelly all you want.

Congrats, Derek!

2007-05-23 16:55:46
114.   RIYank
107 It does.
2007-05-23 16:55:56
115.   Alex Belth
Paulie O just said, "Ekspecially..."
2007-05-23 16:56:38
116.   zgveritas
The Yankees of old used to take advantage of other team's mistakes.

Nice to see that for a change here....

2007-05-23 16:56:43
117.   Mattpat11
I enjoy having Derek Jeter on this team.
2007-05-23 16:57:00
118.   Alex Belth
That's a nice pitch to get Matsui out. High fastball over the plate. Not high or hard enough for him to swing through, but high enough so that he couldn't get around--fly ball to left.
2007-05-23 16:59:17
119.   Marcus
117 There's some positivity!
2007-05-23 17:01:38
120.   Mattpat11
119 Theres something to be positive about.
2007-05-23 17:01:50
121.   vockins
117 I enjoy seeing that the Sox have decided to give the left side of the infield lard gloves again.
2007-05-23 17:02:21
122.   claybeez
116 Agreed. If we can do that and kill the mental lapses, er Bobby, we might be ll right.

Lotta season left.

2007-05-23 17:03:29
123.   Marcus
120 Agreed ;)
2007-05-23 17:04:01
124.   RIYank
Crisp on twice, crud.
2007-05-23 17:04:24
125.   Alex Belth
Ah nuts, Andy...
2007-05-23 17:04:50
126.   Alex Belth
2007-05-23 17:05:06
127.   RIYank
Good day for Robinson, so far.
2007-05-23 17:05:07
128.   claybeez
Well done.
2007-05-23 17:06:03
129.   ChrisS
atta boy Robbie!
2007-05-23 17:07:15
130.   Alex Belth
C'mon Alex, good at bat here...
2007-05-23 17:08:38
131.   RIYank
Shoulda hit 'im, Schill. Too late.
2007-05-23 17:09:06
132.   mehmattski
Oh Manny, you're so silly...
2007-05-23 17:11:31
133.   Alex Belth
2007-05-23 17:11:43
134.   Simone
Nice job, Alex and Jorge.
2007-05-23 17:11:49
135.   RIYank
Rock that Schilling, yeah.

We can run all day on the BoSox OF, huh?

2007-05-23 17:11:56
136.   claybeez
Nice phat pitch by Curt. And Jorge did the right thing with it. Go Jorgie!
2007-05-23 17:12:03
137.   rbj
I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more hits off of Schill.
2007-05-23 17:12:04
138.   vockins
You gotta be a little more aggressive with the opposition fielders if you're going to sit in the Merrill Lynch seats, fans.


2007-05-23 17:12:47
139.   Mattpat11
Second time this year the Yankees destroyed the fat ass.
2007-05-23 17:14:19
140.   RIYank
Just strike out next time, Bob.
2007-05-23 17:15:06
141.   Alex Belth
Man, terrible job by Giambi again.
2007-05-23 17:15:20
142.   Mattpat11
Varitek can take his mask off?
2007-05-23 17:16:13
143.   mehmattski
141 He's hitting like he was when he had that eye infection a few years ago...
2007-05-23 17:16:18
144.   RIYank
I thought Schilling was in line for another dozen pitches, then GIDP and a quick popout and he's out of the jam.
2007-05-23 17:17:06
145.   Hocakes
I sort of miss Pedro in this rivalry. He was the perfect villain and perfectly willing to play the part. Not to mention, the Yanks were his daddy. Maybe they can be Schilling's daddy now; the Sox seem to have won custody of Moose.
2007-05-23 17:17:09
146.   RIYank
142 See, now that's a good kind of negativity.
2007-05-23 17:18:33
147.   Mattpat11
Steiger waited an hour and a half to show up in the booth. I'm shocked.
2007-05-23 17:19:15
148.   RIYank
Love to see Manny hustle out that infield hit.
2007-05-23 17:20:29
149.   RIYank
2007-05-23 17:20:38
150.   claybeez
Stay hot, boys!
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2007-05-23 17:21:03
151.   vockins

screw the fantasy team

2007-05-23 17:21:04
152.   Mattpat11
This is a fun game.
2007-05-23 17:21:09
153.   Alex Belth
Oh, Doctor! Robby, what a pick! Great DP.
2007-05-23 17:22:03
154.   claybeez
Everyone agree he can live without that much bantered around trip to Scranton?
2007-05-23 17:22:36
155.   Alex Belth
I miss Pedro, period. As much of a great villan as he was for this rivarly, he's just such a great pitcher, such an entertaining pitcher, the game isn't as good without him.
2007-05-23 17:22:58
156.   RIYank
Beauty. Andy keeps the pitch count down, too.

Keep rolling, boys. Time to send Super Curt to the showers.

2007-05-23 17:23:46
157.   claybeez
Yeah, Pedro was the perfect opponent.
2007-05-23 17:25:59
158.   Mattpat11
Doug Mendoza up.
2007-05-23 17:26:21
159.   RIYank
Wow, good day, good day.

Now Giambi is the only Yank without a hit.

2007-05-23 17:26:41
160.   claybeez
Yikes, Schill, you really do suck.
2007-05-23 17:26:42
161.   mehmattski
Um. What? Who are you? Mickey Mantle just took over Doug's body. That's the only explanation.
2007-05-23 17:26:43
162.   vockins
2007-05-23 17:26:53
163.   Mattpat11
Wow. I take credit for that.
2007-05-23 17:26:56
164.   Simone
Doug M getting revenge for the Red Sox tricking him out of the ball.
2007-05-23 17:26:56
165.   Marcus
Giving Doug Out a new meaning!
2007-05-23 17:27:01
166.   Alex Belth
Minky Dinky Dog. Man, that must be galling for Sox fans.
2007-05-23 17:27:27
167.   Alex Belth
Wow, Manny made that look easy. This guy IS hilarious. What the hell?
2007-05-23 17:27:37
168.   nick
2007-05-23 17:28:03
169.   3rd gen yankee fan
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! i love it!
2007-05-23 17:28:16
170.   Mattpat11
160 Remember last year when Cliff Politte gave up a HR to Bubba and was immediately cut?
2007-05-23 17:28:16
171.   OldYanksFan
Wow... DougOut stands at the plate and watches. Don't see that too often.

I feel badly for Mr. Schilling. This game is going to hurt his ERA a tad.

2007-05-23 17:28:26
172.   claybeez
165 I like it.
2007-05-23 17:28:53
173.   Dan-el
i am smiling with pleasure right now. schilling is easily my least favorite pitcher in MLB. good that the mink showed him some love.
2007-05-23 17:29:48
174.   rbj
Dang, missed Minky's HR. I was watching that Clemens fellow. He seems ready for the majors, can't imagine why he's still in AA.
2007-05-23 17:30:36
175.   Marcus
174 What was his velocity like? Did you catch that?
2007-05-23 17:32:03
176.   Chyll Will
174 I missed it too (GameDay at the office, meh) tell me someone, was it a Manwicz or an Ouczie?
2007-05-23 17:34:01
177.   DougP
What's with all these infield singles? Seems like there have been a lot of those today.
2007-05-23 17:34:29
178.   Mattpat11
Its hard to throw strikes to Pedroia.
2007-05-23 17:36:28
179.   claybeez
170 Can't remember it, but it sounds fair to me.
2007-05-23 17:37:03
180.   rbj
Cheeze, Bobby. Not a game for the highlight reel.

175 I wasn't paying too much attention to velocity, but the movement was there.

2007-05-23 17:37:23
181.   RIYank
This part of the game is not as much fun.
2007-05-23 17:37:46
182.   Mattpat11
2007-05-23 17:37:46
183.   claybeez
2007-05-23 17:37:58
184.   mehmattski
Well, that's baseball.
2007-05-23 17:38:16
185.   RIYank
Man, could have been a triple play if Pedroia gets a running start...
2007-05-23 17:38:17
186.   Alex Belth
Yeah, but THAT part of the game IS fun.
2007-05-23 17:38:20
187.   rbj
Sweet, Andy. Way to pick up Bobby.
2007-05-23 17:38:22
188.   Mattpat11
179 I think Ozzie may have pulled him immediately after. He may as well have brought his bags out with him.
2007-05-23 17:38:48
189.   OldYanksFan
Andy! Nice play! Fast thinking! The guy's a pro.
2007-05-23 17:38:54
190.   vockins
Man, just when you have an inkling things might get hairy, the game turns more awesome.
2007-05-23 17:39:07
191.   RIYank
I think the non-fun parts make the fun parts funner.

In fact, that's my whole outlook on baseball. I just decided.

2007-05-23 17:39:10
192.   Alex Belth
2007-05-23 17:39:15
193.   rbj
185 Pedroia would have complained that a triple play isn't fair, especially if A-Rod got involved.
2007-05-23 17:39:18
194.   claybeez
Is Andy 2.0 better than the original?
2007-05-23 17:40:32
195.   RIYank
Hey, Andy's at 65 pitches. At this rate, he can go eight innings and throw 104. Hell, he could start the ninth...
2007-05-23 17:40:45
196.   3rd gen yankee fan
What a beautiful inning!!!! Man!
2007-05-23 17:40:54
197.   claybeez
191 Cheers to that.
2007-05-23 17:41:11
198.   3rd gen yankee fan
192 Jinx, you owe me a root beer! ;-)
2007-05-23 17:41:21
199.   OldYanksFan
174 Really? I was very unimpressed. Doesn't he look very heavy to you? He's got CanoAss X 2. He looks old... but I know it's very early for him, and it will take some time. My feeling is, if he stays healthy, he will make a decent #3, or good #4-#5.
2007-05-23 17:46:29
200.   OldYanksFan
194 He's not better, but looks smarter. More offspeed stuff. Keeping his curveball away. Mixing it up well. We are all impressed with 'stuff'... but as TClip showed us, hitting corners and keeping batters off-balance is what its all about.

Think about Maddox and many others who win on pure command and smart pitching. It's a big part of the job description.

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2007-05-23 17:48:04
201.   OldYanksFan
PHOENIX -- Arizona left-hander Randy Johnson will miss his next start Friday with tendinitis in his forearm.
2007-05-23 17:48:40
202.   rbj
199 He does look a bit heavy, but not of Boomer proportions. 3 BBs is a concern (it looks like he's only going 5 innings tonight) against AA hitting, but those were early and could be put down to nerves, what with all the media around him and the game being televised.
2007-05-23 17:51:12
203.   DougP
202 Nerves? Roger Clemens has nerves of steel.
2007-05-23 17:51:54
204.   OldYanksFan
More from ESPN:
NEW YORK -- Carl Pavano probably is headed for reconstructive elbow surgery, potentially ending his unproductive stint with the New York Yankees.

After being examined by four doctors over the past few weeks, Pavano met Wednesday with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman to go over all the medical documents.

"All four doctors conclude that he has a damaged ligament and recommend Tommy John surgery," Cashman said.

2007-05-23 17:52:17
205.   Chyll Will
201 What's that popping noise off in the distance? Why it's JD, with his argument blowing right up in his face >;)
2007-05-23 17:53:20
206.   Mattpat11
Beany and Cecil?
2007-05-23 17:54:17
207.   rbj
203 Joke.
2007-05-23 17:56:02
208.   RIYank
Andy on fire.

Hey, I just found the Trenton game streaming (free) on Trenton's up, but Roger hasn't been yanked yet.

2007-05-23 17:56:02
209.   Chyll Will
206 As the meanie ceazes the tressle?
2007-05-23 17:56:09
210.   Mattpat11
202 Speaking of heavy, Ortiz is fucking enormous this year. His knees are going to be shot at the end of the year
2007-05-23 17:56:16
211.   mehmattski
204 Yeah, but what did Dr. Zhivago say? And Dr. Strangelove? I think Cash should send him to every orthopedic surgeon in the country till one tells him it's not necessary.
2007-05-23 17:58:06
212.   RIYank
Too bad, Andy.
2007-05-23 17:59:42
213.   Mattpat11
205 Its one start and we still got less than nothing for him.
2007-05-23 17:59:58
214.   RIYank
And Clemens puts the first two runners on, too.
2007-05-23 18:01:04
215.   ric
quick- put mo in so the sox have a chance to win ;)
2007-05-23 18:02:15
216.   Mattpat11
216 Hush now. Thats Farnsworth's job.
2007-05-23 18:02:36
217.   rbj
Wow, Clemens is in there for the 6th.
2007-05-23 18:02:41
218.   pistolpete
215 Quick, let it be September so we can be in first place already...
2007-05-23 18:02:44
219.   KYK
what's going on? gameday is stuck at the bottom of the 5th.
2007-05-23 18:02:45
220.   ric
time for lost
2007-05-23 18:04:05
221.   rbj
Bases loaded, no outs for Clemens here. HBP for the last guy. Er, one out.
2007-05-23 18:06:19
222.   pistolpete
221 He definitely needs a few more starts - I hope he's not rushing himself on our account.
2007-05-23 18:06:56
223.   RIYank
Hi ric. Bye ric.

219 Sox scored a run in the top of the sixth. We're batting now. Game's dragging a little.

2007-05-23 18:08:59
224.   RIYank
This is a big day for Robinson, huh? Mainly in the field, but he's smackin' the pill, too.
2007-05-23 18:09:01
225.   mehmattski
Hey Robbie- go teach your mentor Bobby how to do that.
2007-05-23 18:09:17
226.   nick
man, does Bobby have some rare neurological condition or something? this is just sad....
2007-05-23 18:10:09
227.   RIYank
Minky owns Schilling.
2007-05-23 18:10:23
228.   rbj
And Clemens walks in the tying run. Now out at 100 pitches, bases still loaded.
2007-05-23 18:10:45
229.   Matt J
2007-05-23 18:10:49
230.   mehmattski
Curt Schilling: Making Doug Mientkeiwicz look like a good hitter since 2007.
2007-05-23 18:10:50
231.   Mattpat11
The Stink is ON FIYAH
2007-05-23 18:10:56
232.   ric

good one- if only the 26 rings could magically make the deficit appear, right?

2007-05-23 18:11:44
233.   RIYank
Can you believe there's been a grand total of one walk in this game?
2007-05-23 18:12:41
234.   Matt J
233 An outrage. Aerosmith needs their royalty checks.
2007-05-23 18:12:49
235.   RIYank
232 I hear "lost" is on.
2007-05-23 18:13:10
236.   Alex Belth
Funny...Schilling actually pitched better as the game moved along.
2007-05-23 18:13:11
237.   pistolpete
232 That's the beauty - it never has to!
2007-05-23 18:15:21
238.   pistolpete
I'd give up a ring a year for the next 15 seasons in a row to wipe out a 10-game deficit, and we'd still have 5 more than Boston... :)
2007-05-23 18:15:27
239.   RIYank
236 Yeah, crooked number straight number straight number straight number round number round number.
2007-05-23 18:15:31
240.   RIYank
236 Yeah, crooked number straight number straight number straight number round number round number.
2007-05-23 18:16:40
241.   RIYank
Uh, sorry.
2007-05-23 18:17:52
242.   Alex Belth
I wonder when somebody--a player or a fan--is going to get seriously injured by a broken bat? It's bound to happen one of these days, isn't it?
2007-05-23 18:18:48
243.   OldYanksFan
213 How do you know. Years ago, we got 'less then nothing' for Robin Ventura. 'Less then nothing' now goes by Scott Proctor. I thought we got a guy who looked like a decent UIF.

I really don't think RJ would have givem us much more then what Rasner can, at $15.3m less. But please, don't rebut (tis really a dead horse. Let's discuss it in 3 years)

2007-05-23 18:18:49
244.   Alex Belth
Nice play by A Rod.
2007-05-23 18:19:22
245.   Mattpat11
Uh oh. The Lil' Guy is going to be even more angry at A-Rod
2007-05-23 18:20:19
246.   ric

ha- i like history but im only interested in the rings that i get to watch the teams win!

2007-05-23 18:21:02
247.   Mattpat11
243 Yes, I'm thrilled at the prospect of trading a hall of famer for the next Luis Sojo.
2007-05-23 18:21:30
248.   RIYank
Virtual Standing O for Pettitte, please...
2007-05-23 18:21:43
249.   rbj
Hey, wait, starting pitchers can go 7 innings?
2007-05-23 18:22:48
250.   RIYank
246 Wow, you actually get rings to watch teams win? Where do I sign up for that? I could use a few rings.
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2007-05-23 18:22:57
251.   pistolpete
246 So you were born after the year 2000, then? ;-)
2007-05-23 18:23:07
252.   Alex Belth
Is it me or does Pettitte look lighter on his feet than he has in the past? For an older guy, he seems to be in very good condition. He falls behind a couple of guys in the 7th but still manages to come back and retire the side in order. Would like to see the Yanks tack on a couple here. Don't want our crack, eighth inning committee to let them back in this one...
2007-05-23 18:24:13
253.   Alex Belth
Oh, and hey, people, let's stifle it with the Yankee-Red Sox trash talk. It's boring as hell. Resist the temptation around these parts would ya huh?
2007-05-23 18:26:22
254.   RIYank
I love it when pitchers wear glasses.
2007-05-23 18:27:24
255.   ric
okay.. okay... ill give you 4-1 then in my life time ;)


i dont get it. [robot voice] poor. attempt. at. humor. can. not. compute.

2007-05-23 18:27:32
256.   RIYank
I also like triples, a lot. Good night for Jeter, too. Good night for the DP combination.
2007-05-23 18:27:58
257.   rbj
252 Alex, seems that Derek heard you. Next time, could you ask him if I could have a couple of his cast-offs?
2007-05-23 18:27:59
258.   Matt J
254 A shame they can't correct the diopters for giving up the EBH, eh? No, wait, it's a GOOD thing. At least here. Lord knows Farnsy's specs weren't doing it either.
2007-05-23 18:29:08
259.   nyyfan22
Jesus. Donnelly looks like he does his windup in fast foreward.
2007-05-23 18:29:17
260.   pistolpete
253 Oh it's just good natured trash-talk. Like we wouldn't be doing this in the stands if there was a Sawx fan sitting nearby...
2007-05-23 18:30:13
261.   Alex Belth
Way to go Jetes and Godziller.
2007-05-23 18:30:19
262.   RIYank
258 Hah!
I like Farnsy's specs, too. I think they might be one big reason I never got too upset with his... concentration problems.

Godzilla delivahs!

2007-05-23 18:31:40
263.   Matt J
262 Imagine the intense man-love if Mariano started wearing those librarian half-moon specs and doing that imperious "what are you up to" look before every pitch?
2007-05-23 18:31:40
264.   Alex Belth
Man, A Rod's just missed about four homers in this series.
2007-05-23 18:31:47
265.   Mattpat11
I think Farnworth's glasses make him look like Elton John
2007-05-23 18:32:09
266.   Alex Belth
Man that's the fourth time in this series that Alex has just missed a homer.
2007-05-23 18:32:19
267.   RIYank
A-Rod has all long fly balls today.
No, the fifth inning out was a grounder. Still.
2007-05-23 18:33:03
268.   ric

sorry dude.

2007-05-23 18:33:22
269.   RIYank
263 Uh....
2007-05-23 18:33:25
270.   pistolpete
265 And that's not a good thing.

Re: Manny - what's that line from 'Raising Arizona'..? "Son you got a panty on your head!"

2007-05-23 18:34:08
271.   Alex Belth
Jeez, C.B., you got someplace you need to be? Nice strike call to Jorge.
2007-05-23 18:34:23
272.   RIYank
Posada's avg just dropped below Jeter's.
2007-05-23 18:34:45
273.   Alex Belth
ric, s'alright.
2007-05-23 18:37:49
274.   Matt J
269 Sorry, caught up in the moment there.

As for that punchout on Posada, ump looked like he was fighting invisible ninjas. "Strike three, and taste my Rising Tiger Fist! Hwaah!"

2007-05-23 18:38:04
275.   rbj
Good night all, I just hope I'm kicking myself for missing the games this weekend, off to my 20th college reunion. Um, if someone wants to start a fund for bail money - just in case - that would be fine.
2007-05-23 18:38:35
276.   seamus
at least it isn't implosion central tonight! love getting home from work to a jeter triple and being up 6-1 on schilling. what a day!
2007-05-23 18:39:35
277.   RIYank
274 Oh, I get it, you're just a little weird. I'm cool with that.

275 Ciao, enjoy.

Farns just being Farns! Unbelievable.

2007-05-23 18:39:46
278.   Alex Belth
2007-05-23 18:39:47
279.   pistolpete
276 You were saying?
2007-05-23 18:40:17
280.   Mattpat11
Farnsworth really is the drizzling shits.
2007-05-23 18:40:30
281.   jkay
Coco Crisp-bino!
2007-05-23 18:41:06
282.   zgveritas
2007-05-23 18:41:13
283.   seamus
279 umm, i was talking about the thread!
2007-05-23 18:41:23
284.   nick
could we maybe get a bat for Farns? if we ate his contract? or a backup catcher who could hit around .200?
2007-05-23 18:41:35
285.   Hocakes
Pettitte is crapping his pants right now.
2007-05-23 18:41:42
286.   Matt J
277 I mean well, really I do. And what were we saying about the EBH specs? Woof.
2007-05-23 18:41:47
287.   Mattpat11
281 That made me laugh harder than it should have
2007-05-23 18:42:29
288.   RIYank
See if Donnelly's done with those glasses.
2007-05-23 18:42:38
289.   Alex Belth
3-0 to Ortiz. Then ball four, but Buckner calls it strike one. Fastball, low and inside, fouled back, full count. Wow, Ortiz had a pitch to hit on the next offering, but fouled it back. Low ball four.
2007-05-23 18:42:48
290.   Mattpat11
If Kay asks why Farnsworth sucks one more time, I'm going to scream. Yes, Kay, he throws hard. He sucks hard too.
2007-05-23 18:43:53
291.   Alex Belth
Okay, one pitch one out. Five more left.
2007-05-23 18:44:02
292.   Matt J
My neighbor just noted that Ortiz's beard looks like it belongs on a LEGO dude.
2007-05-23 18:44:45
293.   Alex Belth
Youk rips a line drive on the first pitch, just foul. Missed a double by...not much.
2007-05-23 18:44:46
294.   Mattpat11
292 Perhaps the lego dude that Pedroia keeps in his power rangers bookbag
2007-05-23 18:45:10
295.   RIYank
Ah. Now it's a perfect Farnsworth inning. It's perfect.
2007-05-23 18:45:19
296.   Alex Belth
A balk. Brilliant fellas.
2007-05-23 18:45:22
297.   Mattpat11
Christ almighty.
2007-05-23 18:45:31
298.   pistolpete
Why is Proctor always the first one up by default? If I'm Torre, I'm at least alternating between him and Bruney.

Oh, nice balk four-eyes.

2007-05-23 18:45:36
299.   nick
Kyle gets a little jumpy with those big wheels out there on first.....
2007-05-23 18:46:14
300.   jkay
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2007-05-23 18:46:16
301.   3rd gen yankee fan
2007-05-23 18:46:19
302.   RIYank
Youk is too damn good. How can we get him? Also, are those YOOOOOs or BOOOOOs??
2007-05-23 18:46:28
303.   Mattpat11
2007-05-23 18:46:30
304.   claybeez
Nice hitting by Youkilis. Oh, Farns. Get the gone.
2007-05-23 18:46:32
305.   pistolpete
Does Philly still want this guy?
2007-05-23 18:46:36
306.   Alex Belth
Why is Farnsworth still pitching?
2007-05-23 18:46:58
307.   nick
ok, massive booing: pull him here and release him tomorrow--this could be a turning point!
2007-05-23 18:47:00
308.   seamus
farnsworth is frustrating.

the sky is blue.

2007-05-23 18:47:13
309.   thelarmis
hey all. just tuning in. i turned on the tube just as cereal went yard. then a walk, now a balk? ugh on f'worthless!

hmmm, i just noticed abreu has a black glove today. i don't get to watch our yanks too often, but he seems to generally have a giant gray glove. anyone have any clues as to the switch? thanks.

quick work, please. let's wrap this up!!!

2007-05-23 18:47:36
310.   Alex Belth
Lowell flies out to center.
2007-05-23 18:47:39
311.   RIYank
Yeah, that's too. At this rate... uh... eventually he'll get three outs. Hm. I guess that's not saying much.
2007-05-23 18:47:41
312.   Yankees Brasil
just one more run...
so Mo can get a save..
2007-05-23 18:47:56
313.   Mattpat11
299 Well he also had to deal with the power of Crisp. Its not easy being Kyle.
2007-05-23 18:48:35
314.   RIYank
Good Farns arrives, just in time.
2007-05-23 18:48:54
315.   pistolpete
Thank goodness - that's usually a spot where Varitek would launch one, just to make us all crap our pants.
2007-05-23 18:49:05
316.   nick
kyle is such a head case--somebody out there will think their genius pitching coach can fix him....
2007-05-23 18:49:22
317.   Mattpat11
Have I mentioned lately that Farnsworth just isn't any good?
2007-05-23 18:50:27
318.   zgveritas
I'm beginning to think that Farnsworth considers his job to be to create save opportunities for Mo. A different interpretation of setup man. That's all. Team player....
2007-05-23 18:53:02
319.   Shaun P
Boy, I'm upstairs with the TV on, watching Pettitte cruise and the offense fire on all cylinders. (Downstairs TV is TiVoing Lost's season finale.) I come downstairs so the wife can get some rest, fire up the computer, and BAM - Krazy Kyle is up to his old tricks.

Didn't some Cubs fans come here at one point and warn us that Farns would be like this? He's compelling to watch, because you never know when good Kyle will show up.

I'm thinking Mo pitches the 9th now, with the off day tomorrow. No complaints here - dude needs his regular work.

2007-05-23 18:54:06
320.   RIYank
315 Tek is a little like Bernie W. Ghost of Jason.

So that's it, Giambi is the only Yankee in the order tonight who doesn't get a hit. (My amphetamine stocks are going to take a tumble tomorrow.)

319 Yeah, Mo fo' sho'.

2007-05-23 18:54:20
321.   pistolpete
319 Now this was 20 years ago, but I swear I remember this is what Rightetti used to do sometimes...
2007-05-23 18:55:12
322.   Mattpat11
Taylor Hicks just sang the worst rendition of "A Day in The Life" in the history of man on AI
2007-05-23 18:56:25
323.   nick
MINK!.....cycle alert: amber!
2007-05-23 18:56:29
324.   Mattpat11
Is that Doug Mientkiewicz or Lou Gehrig?
2007-05-23 18:56:40
325.   Matt J
May has officially been renamed "Minktober"
2007-05-23 18:56:56
326.   randym77
The unstoppable Minky.
2007-05-23 18:57:00
327.   3rd gen yankee fan
Wow Minky!
2007-05-23 18:58:18
328.   3rd gen yankee fan
Uh, Minky just needs a triple and he will have hit for the cycle.

Strange days...

2007-05-23 18:58:26
329.   pistolpete
ESPN headline: "Rocket Rusty In Outing"
2007-05-23 18:58:33
330.   Alex Belth
An extra run. How cool.
2007-05-23 19:01:49
331.   nick
319 good Kyle never shows up. at least, worth-the-$ Kyle never shows up....
2007-05-23 19:01:53
332.   RIYank
Sixteen is a good number of hits, I say. I'm not sure I'd want us to have more than sixteen hits. Although I'm more than willing to try it out in Fenway in a few days, if the boys are willing and able.
2007-05-23 19:02:58
333.   claybeez
330 Just what I was thinking. Adding on is the winner's way.
2007-05-23 19:03:22
334.   Alex Belth
Let's Go Mo.

Ball one, low and inside to Willy Mo. Strike one, low and away. Then, a freak, off the end of the bat, squibber down the first base line for a double.

Bad luck.

2007-05-23 19:04:55
335.   Mattpat11
Put Mo on the DL
2007-05-23 19:05:00
336.   Shaun P
332 Especially if it comes against Wonder what the blog will say about tonight's start? Has he already written the entry?

321 Could be. Wetteland would be another comparison point.

Umm, Mo, I know the offense killed your save op, but you don't have to make it one, you know? You'll get paid regardless of how many saves you have this year.

2007-05-23 19:05:02
337.   pistolpete
Maybe Joe just needs to keep putting him in every other day, regardless of the score. At least for the next few weeks or so...
2007-05-23 19:05:26
338.   Alex Belth
Ball one, low to Dustin Pedrioa. Fastball high and inside, 2-0. Fastball, right over the plate, 2-1. Fastball, Pedria is too late, foul ball, 2-2. Fastball, inside corner. Caught looking, strike three. 94 mph cutter.
2007-05-23 19:05:40
339.   RIYank
Good. Good.
I mean, Pedroia should strike out, but I take nothing for granted. Why was Pedroia arguing, anyway?
2007-05-23 19:05:48
340.   pistolpete
321 Make that Righetti
2007-05-23 19:05:56
341.   nick
335 I think he just lacks command...
2007-05-23 19:06:51
342.   thelarmis
bonnie bernstein looks great! : )
2007-05-23 19:07:39
343.   thelarmis
old mo showing up in da bronx!!!
2007-05-23 19:07:45
344.   pistolpete
339 Maybe he should have lowered his bat slot.

341 How are two called strike three's in a row a 'lack' of command?

2007-05-23 19:07:46
345.   DougP
338 Thanks, Alex. You are a life-saver for those of us hanging on to the much inferior gamecast/gameday/etc.
2007-05-23 19:07:48
346.   nick
and Lugo whining as well--good sign for Mo, I think...
2007-05-23 19:07:56
347.   RIYank
Now Lugo, what the hell are they arguing about?
2007-05-23 19:08:12
348.   Alex Belth
Lugo. Fastball, strike one. Same pitch, a little further in, Lugo fouls it off to the right side, 0-2. Cutter outside, sliced foul. Cutter, low, ball one. Gorgeous cutter. Low. Called strike three. Lugo is furious. Starts jawing with Buckner, who is showing some extra flare with his punch outs.
2007-05-23 19:08:13
349.   pistolpete
Is Francona kidding me?!!!
2007-05-23 19:08:25
350.   Shaun P
Much better, Mo! K-K!

334 Thanks, Alex. I wondered if that was a legit two-bagger or not.

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2007-05-23 19:08:48
351.   Mattpat11
Calling everything now.
2007-05-23 19:09:05
352.   RIYank
Wow. Good Mo is here.

No lack of command today, fo sho.

2007-05-23 19:09:07
353.   Simone
Good win for the Yankees.
2007-05-23 19:09:16
354.   pistolpete
ROFL! The ump did that just for the Sox bench!!! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2007-05-23 19:09:20
355.   claybeez
I'm no C.B. Buckner fan, but I loved that!
2007-05-23 19:09:38
356.   Mattpat11
I take back the DL thing. I walked back into the room to see a runner on second and Kay screaming lead off double.
2007-05-23 19:09:58
357.   seamus
that was lame complaining. Those were great, great pitches!
2007-05-23 19:09:59
358.   vockins
Hey, that guy pitching had pretty good location.

That ump is on my Christmas card list.

2007-05-23 19:10:05
359.   Matt J
I love Bucknor. He's apparently been rocking his Tae Bo tapes.
2007-05-23 19:10:27
360.   3rd gen yankee fan
What a riot. Aw man. We get some breaks. Nice.
2007-05-23 19:10:50
361.   Alex Belth
Strike one to Coco. Strike Two. Fans up on their feet. Cutter inside, Coco lays off, 1-2. Fastball up and away, Crisp checks his swing, and Bucker punches him out with a little extra mustard. O'Neil, Flaherty and Kay are cracking up. A much-needed moment on levity for Mo and the Yanks. Lugo was pissed but the pitch to him was a strike.

Great win.

2007-05-23 19:10:50
362.   claybeez
335 Really? This shows why some comments have gotten old.
2007-05-23 19:11:22
363.   Eirias
I miss the High Heat Baseball series; every once in a while, the ump would do the dance from Naked Gun.
2007-05-23 19:12:37
364.   nick
o yeah...looking good!
2007-05-23 19:12:50
365.   RIYank
353 Good on almost every front. Andy, of course. Belting Schilling around, always good. Mo, great. Robbie fielding.

Giambi didn't hit, and Farns was Farns, but everything else was good.

2007-05-23 19:12:58
366.   pistolpete
Oh, anyone but Jeter for a post game comment.

Someone should invent a 'Jeter post-game comment' MAD-LIBS, where you only get to use the following phrases:

"One game at a time"
"Sure, you want to beat every team you play"
"It always hurts when you lose"

2007-05-23 19:13:44
367.   Sean
Farnswhack worthless, just worthless
2007-05-23 19:14:05
368.   Shaun P
Nice win, Yanks! Its not over yet!

Anyone know if Friday's game will be on Extra Innings? Can't wait to see Clippard work his magic against the Angels. His deceptive moves ought to frustrate the heck out of their hacking lineup.

2007-05-23 19:14:56
369.   pistolpete
Oops, my lappie's 10% battery power - I'm out, folks.

This is pretty much what I hoped we would do - 2 out of 3 and no one got hurt. Everything else is gravy...

2007-05-23 19:15:45
370.   Shaun P
366 =) Maybe Score Bard could do that if we supplied the quotes. Didn't he come up with a random Gammons Diamond Notes generator?

Thanks again Alex for all the breakdown on Mo's batters. If someone finds the ump's punch outs on YouTube, please let the rest of us know.

2007-05-23 19:16:01
371.   RIYank
Suzyn had Andy on. I could listen to him all night. I think he's enjoying the year -- probably a lot more tonight than previous nights, come to think of it.
2007-05-23 19:16:10
372.   claybeez
368 Sidebar says WWOR, so, most likely not.
2007-05-23 19:19:43
373.   RIYank
Yo, claybeez, more fun than last night on the Banter, huh?
2007-05-23 19:46:09
374.   weeping for brunnhilde
Hey all. Unfortunately I had a dinner to go to tonight so I missed the game, but did manage to catch the ninth. Nice job from Mo.

Anyone care to offer some high points?

Andy's a god, getting rid of him was the dumbest decision the organization's made in the past five years, and they've made some doozies.

Also, I notice we had 16 hits, only two of which were homeruns. That's what I like to see.


2007-05-23 19:57:12
375.   Bama Yankee
368 Shaun, looks like Friday's game will be on EI but we get the Angels broadcast.
2007-05-23 19:58:23
376.   weeping for brunnhilde
I just heard a nice little interview with Mientwiecz.

I like him, and I'm glad he's on the team.

2007-05-23 20:51:52
377.   yankz
Damn, I love coming back to BB and reading the game thread after a huge win!

Great, great day all around. Andy, Mo, and Derek. Feels like the 90's all over again.

Kyle Farnsworth hates my intestines.

2007-05-23 21:16:57
378.   Zack
I came home with the score 1-0 via my computer, turned on ESPN and it was suddenly 3-0, and made the decision right then and there to not move or check in with the Banter to avoid messing with karma etc. Clearly it worked! I check back in now to say that it looks like yesterdays game was just a blip in the road on our way up the standings :) Its fun to be optimistic after a nice three game set and watching the Yanks rebound from a tough loss before theres even an out! Nice to have Andy "bigger game pitcher than Curt" around too :)
2007-05-23 21:28:16
379.   yankz
Yeah, big props Cash for breaking the bank and getting Pettitte. I know he doesn't have many wins, but imagine if he hadn't been here giving the team quality innings.
2007-05-23 22:32:42
380.   yankz
Some touching quotes on Jeter from his teammates over at LoHud. I've said it before, history is going to remember this one very kindly.

I'm very glad that there hasn't been any Jeter/Arod BS, and their play has been unaffected. Guess it was in fact media-driven, and the tabloids realized the story got old.

Although, if the boo-birds come back, we may very well hear it again.

2007-05-24 03:51:40
381.   Shaun P
375 Thanks, Bama! I don't like the Angels TV guys, but at least we get to see Clippard pitch.
2007-05-24 04:28:37
382.   ieddyi
Hey Sausage man:

Randy Johnson to miss next start with left forearm tendonitis

Imagine that!!!!

2007-05-24 05:07:01
383.   debris
[379} Looks like a good signing. But who was that old, fat guy pitching for Trenton last night? I thought he was gonna die trying to get over to cover first.
2007-05-24 05:16:23
384.   Jim Dean
382 That's the Sausage King to you.

Meh - I never said not to trade the guy - just get something of value back. There's nothing changing that they didn't(still rooting for you Dorf!).

Meanwhile, last night was fun. But it's time to start winning 2 out of every 3 games, and for the rest of the season.

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