Aug
29

Time to even the season series with Boston

By

A win tonight makes the season series 7-7, with an even four games left.

1. Johnny Damon, LF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Jason Giambi, 1B
8. Robinson Cano, 2B
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

Given today’s thread, I think we’ll have plenty to discuss during the game with Giambi at first.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

    Good lineup there.

    Those are our 9 best hitters.

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    Angels are beating the M’s 4-2 in the top of the 8th.

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

      Ugh. It pains me, but: Go Angels!

      I’m going to go vomit now.

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    Make that 5-2, looks like the Angels are rallying.

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    6-2! Never thought it would make me happy to follow a LAA-Sea game, but there you have it.

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    game time! come on boyos

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    u know what would be a nice feature…a whoes viewing thing, so i can judge if im in the game thread alone or not :)

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

      HOLY CRAP!

      Okay, so we were saying about Giambi’s defense…

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    ok ill carry the torch for now. go yankees!

    [gere in officer and a gentleman] I GOT NOWHERE ELSE TO GO! I GOT NOWHERE ELSE..[/gere in officer and a gentleman]

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    great play giambi

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    retribution for a-rod yesterday?

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

      You’d think with Manny out of the lineup, Ortiz would be hittable.

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

    Vintage Jeter.

  • Zack

    Let’s not leave Derek on 2nd please

  • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

    Beckett’s stuff doesn’t work against the Yankees all that well for essentially the same reason Barry Zito’s didn’t: Yankees will not chase pitches.

    However, Beckett can beat you with his fastball, and that’s why Beckett’s a 50 VORP pitcher and Zito…isn’t.

  • Zack

    Huge hit by JD there

  • Colter

    Beckett’s choking worse than Mama Cass!

  • Lil Jimmy Norden

    Great inning

  • Mike R.

    Leaving Matsui stranded hurts, but I would much rather be up by 3 than down.

  • Mike R.

    This is one hell of a lineup. My God! How many people would kill to have a Cano and a Cabrera hitting in front of their lead off man?

    • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

      Well, that depends.

      I disagree with most of the Yankee and ESPN broadcasters when they say that Cano is a future 3 hitter.

      Unless his plate discipline dramatically improves, he won’t be able to OPS much over 850 unless he really hits for power.

      His offensive production hinges completely on his batting average. If he hits .330, then all is well. But if ever hits .290, he’ll be a below average hitter.

      • Mike R.

        That would be a fine argument if I would have said anything about Cano being able to be a 3rd hitter, but I’m talking about the benefit of having a hitter of his caliber at the bottom of the line up. How many 8 hole hitters have a .300 + BA?

        • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

          Oh, I agree completely. Even more so considering he plays Second base.

          That “3 hitter” comment was more about the ESPN idiots rather than anything you said.

  • http://www.trailerspy.com Julie

    Crap. There goes the no-no.

  • http://boneillhawk.blogspot.com Brian

    Can we establish that Steve Philips is still an idiot? He thinks the Yankees should use Joba more often. It’s like he doesn’t remember how bad a GM he was.

    • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

      Please. Phillips is an idiot. It’s nothing new.

  • Mike R.

    This is stress at it’s finest. I’m literally at the edge of my seat.

  • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

    I want Edwar/Britton-Viz-Mo to end the game.

  • Mike R.

    I think we might get the Farns next inning. “Heeeeeeeeeeeey”

  • cjc

    it would be nice if this lineup could actually put the guy away when they make him throw over 60 pitches through 3 innings. It seems somehow who ever the pitcher is always throws 6 or 7.

    • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

      Uh…Beckett’s pretty darn good.

      Boston doesn’t have another starter that could pull this kind of performance.

  • cjc

    note to the NYY stop diving into 1st

  • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

    Clutch-Rod again delivers!

  • Zack

    HA!

  • Mike R.

    If I hear one more “Rules” joke, pun or attempt at a funny comment I will contemplate taking a hammer to my head.

  • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

    Ugh.

    • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

      For God’s sake, get off the Joba Rules!!!

      You people are at ESPN because you don’t know how to run a team. Just dumb.

  • Zack

    I hate Kyle and I hate Joe’s trust in him…

    • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

      No reason Edwar Ramirez or Chris Britton couldn’t have pitched this inning.

      Oh. Wait. Torre hasn’t ever heard their fricking names so therefore they do not exist.

      • Relaunch

        I hate Farnsworth as much as anyone, but throwing Ramierz or Britton out there doesn’t make sense. Ramirez really hasn’t been impressive except for a few games and to be fair, torre has 0 expereince with Britton.

  • Mike R.

    I’m scared.

  • Mike R.

    Here is what I don’t understand. Why Viz in the 7th and Farns in the 8th and not the other way around?

    • Wordekemper = Wizard

      my thought was that joe wanted viz to go two maybe, but it took him 18 pitches to get out of the 7th. then it was just time to “show faith” in farnsworth, which almost destroyed us tonight. awesome win, all the same.

      • http://SportingGurus.com Adam

        I’m pretty sure that Kyle Farnsworth is Joe Torre’s long lost son.

        No reason at all to have this much faith in a guy who can’t consistently get hitters out.

  • steve

    pheeeeeeew … jeez these games are never easy to watch. great win tonight though … tied for the WC lead