Stick a fork in ’em

Ron Villone just walked in a run on a hit and 3 BBs...
I drove 80 miles for that?!?!

Because they’re done. A half inning after falling behind 12-5, the Yanks go 1-2-3 on a whopping 7 pitches off of Kelvim Escobar. Relatedly, the last two Google searches for RAB were “Ron Villone sucks” and “painful death games,” both of which are apt descriptions of tonight. Get some sleep; there’s no reason to stay up for this one.

Ron Villone just walked in a run on a hit and 3 BBs...
I drove 80 miles for that?!?!
  • barry

    the ups and downs this year are too much, they get you feeling good and then cut you down. i dont get why we cant beat the fucking angels

  • Mac

    Painful Death Games?

    Unfortunate understatement.

    Mussina is still very much alive, sadly, and moreover, still in the rotation.

  • Wordekemper = Wizard

    Kozlowski or Beam, tomorrow?
    With Britton pitching 3 innings, I’m guessing it’s Kozlowski as a long-relief and/or Beam. Koz is supposed to start in Scranton, I think, and he’s had plenty relief experience.

  • Wordekemper = Wizard

    And am I right to assume no Bruney? Colter Bean and Ohlendorf are other considerations, I guess. ANd I wonder with IPK, but he’s on three days rest. Not out of the realm of possibility.

  • dan

    well britton pitched 3 innings yesterday, he didnt pitch today (tuesday). i doubt they’ll make a 40 man roster move (even though they have a spot open), so ohlendorf is probably staying down.

  • dan

    my bad, didnt see the double header in scranton. britton did pitch 3 innings tonight

  • Jake S

    Garret Anderson grand slam hahahahahahahahaha

    I wish the Angels didn’t exist.

  • Brian

    Can you gives think of one logical reason why Vizcaino is pitching in this fucking game? Unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable. Plenty of pictures of god damned Farnsworth relaxing in the pen out there, while Joe calls on a guy with a dead arm and 63 innings of work in already this season in a 13-run game.

  • RollingWave

    Hey, might as well exhaust their hitters todyay.. STRATEGY!

    Kei Igawa might be another consideration as a RP… given that i want to personally kill both of our current lefties

  • Wordekemper = Wizard

    Igawa pitched an actual game (6 IP, 0 ER) today, too (well, Tuesday). If they are just trying to patch a Villone-sized spot (please God, patch two, hell, both for Mussina), I’d go with Kozlowski /or Kennedy. They are pitching the next two days in Scranton and they are doing the best of anybody there at the moment. Looks like we have Joba for two possibly and Farnsworth, Mo available. If Pettite is on, we’re probably good. And with the off day Thursday, maybe no action. If it comes down to a 40-man question, probably nothing happens.

  • Luddy Bazcej

    its really a bad time to start playing crappy ball

  • Andrew

    I’m thinking Britton comes up for Henn on Friday. Villone, unfortunately, is going nowhere, as I don’t think he has any options and he’ll be the lone lefty in the pen. Not that it really matters anyway, he can’t get anyone out.

    I really hope they don’t send Edwar down, he has serious potential.

  • DKA

    fFom reading the box score (I went to bed after Edwar gave up the first home run), it looks like Edwar just about fared best.

    Hopefully, he’s not going anywhere. It is, however, time to shoot Sean Henn in the leg.

  • Count Zero

    Glad I didn’t stay up to watch that.

    Just to echo Brian — WTF was Vizcaino doing in that game?!?! That’s just mind-boggling and highlights precisely why JT has to go at the end of the season.

    I think the most important question coming out of this debacle is: Can we really afford to continue using Moose as a fifth starter in this close a race? I would be tempted to bring up IPK and use him in September. Even if he isn’t eligible for the playoffs. It seems like putting Moose out there every fifth day from here on is throwing in the towel…He can’t be in the rotation next year even if we have to eat his entire salary.

  • NYFan50

    There’s simply no chance Moose is not getting the ball every 5th day.

  • Andrew

    DKA – you mean the head. Cattle don’t get the bolt through their leg.

  • Count Zero

    I know that you’re right, and it really makes me skeptical that we can get to the playoffs.

    Run some numbers for Moose for any month that isn’t June and you’ll see that him starting a game is pretty much conceding defeat unless we can score 7 behind him, and even then (cf. last night) the odds aren’t good.

    In case you’re wondering, against TB and BAL in ’07: 14.2, 26H, 15R, 15ER. You don’t even want to see his numbers against the Red Sox this year. He’ll be lucky to get numbers 248 and 249 before the year is out. No way he can be in the rotation for another year.

  • stepheneliot

    Between watching Disc 4 of Season 1 of LOST and the Yankees via computer, I felt just as amazed and bewildered as the characters on both fields ( well some are on an an island) of play. The Yankees have beaten the Angels only 10 times in 31 tries over the last number of years. What then can we expect if we should be so “lucky” as to get into the playoffs and have a rematch with them?

    Scott Miller over at writes that “Angels use wings to make up for lack of offensive muscle…and while they were in St Louis in June, Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmongds at one point growled to (Chone) Figgins that the Angels ” run like a pack of dogs.” What to do: The Yanks either must keep the Angels off the basis (ha) in spite of characters like GA popping off ten runs or declare themselves the new mutts of the game.