Aug
30

Game 134: Gunning for a sweep

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I feel like last night’s game just ended. Do you?

We’ve got an afternoon special for everyone stuck at work with only Gameday, MLB.tv (if you’re out of market) or Gameday Audio as your company. Wang against the hated Curt Schilling.

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF

And I’m going to Ian Kennedy’s debut this Saturday. Hopefully, I’ll take pictures but my seats are in the Tier Reserve, Section 18.

Update (1:16 p.m.): Joe’s enjoying this game from Section 39 today. So hopefully, he can bring us some good luck in the Stadium.

Update (2:45 p.m.): Joe is not enjoying this game from Section 39. Joe is back at home, because it took him two hours to make the 30-minute drive to the Stadium. It was there he met the worst gridlock he’s ever seen, so he turned around and went home, deathly afraid to see the roads parking lot after the game.

Update (3:59 p.m.): Chris Britton has been with the Yanks for three days now. He’s managed to make no appearances. Meanwhile, it’s 5-0 Yanks in the bottom of the 9th against the Red Sox and Edwar Ramirez is coming on. Why not Britton? Seriously, what did he do to Joe Torre?

Update (4:01 p.m.): So I spoke too soon. Not only is Joe Torre in a mortal fight with Chris Britton but apparently his brain froze too. The Yanks are using their relief ace for a second inning in a 5-0 game. That means he can’t pitch again until Sunday. With Ian Kennedy coming up, I would think Torre would want Chamberlain available as soon as possible. But then again, I’m probably thinking more than Torre is at this point.

Update (4:10 p.m.): For those of you watching on Gameday, Joba was ejected because the umpires are buffoons. He threw two pitches over the head of Youkilis, and Angel Hernandez, the home plate umpire, didn’t warn Joba. He simply threw him out. It’s inexplicable. No one wants to see Angel Hernandez eject someone. They want to see Joba pitch, and he’s certainly not intentionally hitting someone with a 5-run lead in the top of the 9th. Plus, with Joba’s control, if he was going to hit him, he would have hit him. It’s idiotic.

Categories : Game Threads
  • CLT_JR

    Any idea where one can find the Yanks current 40 man roster??

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Yankees.com has the 40-man roster. It won’t have Kennedy until Saturday because the Yanks do not plan on making a move until then.

      • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        They’re probably going to just stick Brackman on the 60-day DL to make room for IPK. FYI – BA says he had the surgery last Friday.

        They’ve still gotta make 2 more moves to free up a spot for Jose Veras (has to come of the 60-day DL 30 days after his first rehab appearance, and that should be any day now) and Wil Nieves (no way they don’t bring up a 3rd catcher for Sept.). My guess is Brower gets DFA’ed for Veras, but then who’s the guy to go for Nieves?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          They can’t stick Brackman on the 60-day DL. It starts his service time clock ticking. So he’ll stay. I would imagine Wil Nieves is going to get sentence to DFA-dom as Joe Torre has already said he ain’t comin’ up on Sept. 1.

          • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            15-day DL starts the service clock, not the 60-day.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    That’s it; we have to start a Giambi for Gold Glove campaign.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      He’s looking downright agile at first today.

  • jon

    Where do I get to the audio feed? Everything I go to wants me to subscribe or login and get some crappy free sport illustrated offer. I just wanna listen to the game! Video is blacked out for me :(

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      You have to pay for the MLB.tv or Gameday Audio services if you want to watch or listen to the game online. No free access.

    • http://www.trailerspy.com Julie

      Hey Jon, it’s not video or audio, but ESPN’s online gamecast is constantly updated. Just click on Gamecast under the Yankees score.

      http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/scoreboard

  • Mike 44

    I would like to personally thank the lovely folks at Fox, DirecTV and MLB Extra Innings, respectively for not allowing me to see Clemens’ first start back, A-Rod’s 500th HR, and now, Kennedy’s Saturday start. Spend my $180 on something nice.

  • jon

    Ah, sorry, I misinterpreted your post. I thought “afternoon special” meant that it was a free game like they occasionally do. Oh well…thanks.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I’m going to repeat what I said before: we need to start a Giambi for Gold Glove campaign.

  • ShawnT

    Giambi must also be reading RAB

  • DFLNJ

    So this Giambi guy…maybe we SHOULD stick him in the field a little more often

  • jake T

    Think Jason is out to prove something?

  • Mike R.

    Giambi is playing like a man fighting for his job out there. I’ve gotta say I really like it. Look at what that mentality has done for Damon.

  • Mike R.

    Why can’t you see those games on your extra innings package? I was thinking of getting it, but based on your comment it seems not to be worth it.

  • Mike R.

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!! Where did Cano have lunch!?!? I want some of that.

  • Mike 44

    Mike R,

    The only games you can’t see are Saturday afternoon games starting at 1:00 because apparently Fox bought the rights to Saturday afternoons in America. Other than that, I would vehemently recommend getting Extra Innings, as I have been very happy with it.

  • zack

    Ben, sorry that I didn’t get back to you via email last night, just didn’t check it before i went to bed!

    That was a beauty to strike out Ortiz…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Thank God.

    Youk, shut up. You were on the fucking grass. Fucking asswipe.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Joba time? Wangers been good, but I think you’ve gotta go for the kill and unleash the beast right here.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      I guess. But is Mo really going to pitch today?

      • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        He better if they want to win. It’s crunch time, they don’t have the luxury of screwing around with a 2-run lead vs the Red Sox this time of year.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Best part about not going to a game you had planned on attending: You feel a lot less guilt about drinking in the afternoon.

  • http://riveravenuewatch.blogspot.com/ Mike NYY

    Uh Oh

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    What? No strikeouts?

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He’s loosing it, better trade him before his stock drops to Hughes-ian levels.

      • Mike R.

        Here’s what I think. Shelf Joba now and see if you can get a fourth outfielder back in a trade this winter. A Rocco Baldelli type.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Man, we gotta DFA Abreu. Or trade him for Jermaine Dye. Dude’s killing us.

  • Mike R.

    With every hit Joba’s WHIP creeps closer and closer to 1. It now stands at 0.73. :|

  • ricardo

    i think you may have updated the joba watch a little too soon… he may be coming back out with the five run lead

  • Mike 44

    Nice play, ‘Tek. Whoever the captain on that team is should give him a talking to.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Best catcher in baseball.

  • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

    Joe…what the frick are you doing?

  • Mike R.

    Classic Varitek. Always doing the small game changing things that don’t show up on the stat sheet.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Wow, Joba for two.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    2 pitches…2 outs. Joba owns Ortiz.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    oh my god

  • ShawnT

    WTF as if hes doing it intentionally

  • ricardo

    What the Hell?! they cant toss him for that!

  • Mike 44

    Woo hoo! He can pitch 2/3 of an inning on Saturday!

    • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

      How does this affect the Joba rules?

  • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

    I’m glad. This prevents Torre from making a completely idiotic mistake.

    Joba pitching in a 5-0 game is stupid and worthless.

  • http://boneillhawk.blogspot.com Brian

    Help! Watching Gameday, why was Joba ejected?

    • ShawnT

      He through over youkalis head twice and that idiot Angel Hernandez had to call him out.

    • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

      Threw over the head of Youkilis twice

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Threw at Youkilis 2 pitches a row. Up high too.

  • ShawnT

    Im sure a 21 year old kid is going to throw intentionally for no real reason

  • Mike R.

    Who gets charged with the run if Youklis scores?

  • Mike 44

    Perhaps the kid got confused and thought, “Goatee? Dumpy? Must be Varitek” and threw at him.

    Honest mistake.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      If I could hit one Sox, it would be ‘Tek.

  • ShawnT

    Shit they wouldn’t suspend him for that, would they?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      They might suspend Angel Hernandez. It was pretty inexplicable and completely unintentional. I don’t think anyone on either side knew what was going on.

  • Pettitte’s stare

    Anyone watching on NESN (Yes, I have to watch on the Boston Network) they focused in on Beckett yelling at Joba, I belive his exact words were, “get the f*ck out of here you f*cking C*nt” Beckett is going to come back and hit someone in fenway.

  • Mike 44

    You gotta feel for Beckett, his neck is still probably hurting after that A-Rod HR.

  • ShawnT

    To bad he didnt hit him, Kevin Youkalis’s face can’t get any worse, he is one ugly Mother Fucker

  • Mike R.

    According to my calculations Joba is going to need 32 hours of rest. He should be able to pitch this saturday.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Best comment of the week.

  • ShawnT

    Wow Torre is actually attacking the umpires in his interview Quote “Sometimes the Umpires just do not apply common sense and it needs change, they need to be schooled or something” Good for Torre its about time someone says something.

  • Marc

    anyone else concerned that Joba just got ankiel-itis lol

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Well that bites, Joba got charged with the walk to You(K) when Edwar threw ball-4. Now his career K/BB ratio is an unsightly 199-35…