Trying something new: Game threads

Andrew Brackman's pitch counts
All hail the Mighty One

So we have this threaded comments thing working, so we’re going to see what we can do with it. Other sites, like Pinstripe Alley and Pete Abraham’s blog, have game threads. Not to play the role of copycat (though by all appearances we are), we’re going to see how that would work ’round these parts. So comment, argue, debate, what have you during the game if you want. Should be a good ol’ time.

P.S. We’ll try to have the thread posted earlier than this on most days.

Yankees
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

And on the mound, No. 35, Mike Mussina.

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Andrew Brackman's pitch counts
All hail the Mighty One
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Go Matsui. First pitch groundout.

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

    N-I-C-E

    I’ll talk to myself as long as it takes.

  • zack

    Maybe you can have a conversation with yourself across different game threads. Here, BB, LoHud. THAT would be impressive

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

      Heh, if I did that I’d hardly have time to watch the game.

  • Bill

    mooose fucking blows..thank god for melky.

  • zack

    WOW, now THAT was a catch!

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

    Anyone else wanna kill Mussina right now? I know he got out of it, but 3-2 on Pudge after having him 0-2? C’mon Moose.

  • Bill

    Who gets Moose next start is the big question. Igawa? no thanks. White? mehhh. Kennedy? I sure as hell hope so.

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

      If Moose doesn’t make it, I’d bet on Igawa.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Was Casey just trying to steal? He’d have a better chance to make it on a Rascal scooter!

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

      Sean Casey did just score from first on a pop up to shallow center.

      And now he’s doing his old “stare at the ump and blame him for the fact that you suck” routine.

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

      And then he goes first to third on a pop to right center.

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

        First to home.

  • Malcard89

    goodness do u guys hear the bat popping everytime mussina gives up a hit? i mean they are hitting the ball HARD!

  • ShawnT

    Moose better buy Melky a beer after this game

  • zack

    The problem of taking Moose out of the rotation, is what do you do with him? I don’t see him being too happy or effective out of the BP. And Igawa won’t be any better, and they seem reluctant to use Kennedy…Which leaves White, who I suppose will probably be better than Moose…

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Meanwhile, Matty DeSalvo’s thrown 3 scoreless for Scranton tonight…

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Now it’s 6 scoreless.

  • NYFan50

    At this point it doesn’t even matter how many more runs Moose gives up. Anybody think there’s any shot at all of the Yankees putting up 5 runs against Verlander?

    Oops, make that 6…

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    3 innings, 6 R…no no no Mike, we wanted 6 innings, 3 R!

  • cjc

    is Kay Mussina’s agent or something talk about excuses just shut up

  • cjc

    now thats hard to do give up a hr to polanco me thinks ramierez is no good in mop up

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

      Not sure if that means he’s not good in mop-up situations, but he’s definitely not on his game tonight.

  • Tom O.

    Whether he’s good or not in the mop up, Ramirez looks like he’s gonna have to take one for the team here. Yanks need someone to eat some innings and unless he’s worse than Moose, it looks like he’s the guy. I’m thinking Sean Henn is coming in next.

  • cjc

    I would hope Henn is coming in next. Just a thought on Edwar if memory serves he has pitched poorly when this team is trailing large interetingly enough they were mussina starts not important just small talk

  • cjc

    It can’t be good for the team to know you are gauernteed a loss every 5th day and than throw in the growing pains of mr. “franchise” and up and down Roger there are some legit issues showing here

    Verlander will have CG SO tonight

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Are you kidding me!!! A triple by Sean Casey!!!

  • http://www.pinstripealley.com John

    The only solace I can find in this game is the knowledge that we can get through the rest of the season only needing the 5th starter 3 times (against Tampa twice and Toronto once). If you just use the guys you call up they’ll be better than Moose.

    Oh yeah, Sean Henn sucks giant donkey balls.

  • Tom O.

    OK, how about Shelly Duncan pitches?

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Henn has to just bite the bullet tonight. Finish off the game and let everyone else rest.

    • http://www.pinstripealley.com John

      You mean: Joe has to bite the bullet and let Henn finish the game.
      Let me go buy a lottery ticket just in case.

  • Mike R.

    Someone tell me when I can open my eyes please.

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

      Not yet. Not until tomorrow, at least. And even then it’s questionable.

  • Marc

    Hey Mike!
    Check out my boy Pope tonight

    Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Pope 6.0 3 0 0 8 0 1.96

    Too early for the Pope Watch? lol

    • Mike R.

      I love Pope. I think he’s a sleeper in this year’s draft. I think we might see him in Tampa next year.

  • Mike R.

    Mighty Matt is making a case for starting the next game in Moose’s place. 7.0 IP 6 H 0 R 2 BB 8 K. Not too shabby.

  • dan

    yes, too early for the pope watch, but heres to him earning that distinction. btw, when will the next “watch” be unveiled? there have been numerous discussions on the subject, but mike’s been silent on the topic.

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

      The minor league season ends in a week, there’s no point in starting a new Watch now. We’ll unveil the next one at the outset of ’08.

  • Mac

    I really, really, REALLY hope de salvo doesn’t get the start in moose’s stead. I think he’s like the poor man’s tyler clippard. And that isn’t saying much.

  • C-Note

    thanks Moose… don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out— if we miss the f*cking playoffs by three games or less these games where he was throwing batting practice will hurt as much as the 10 heartbreaking late and /or extra inning games blown— but these games that are freakin over before the 4th inning? SOMEONE AT AAA or AA has to be a able to give us at least a chance every fifth day… right?

  • Mike R.

    My choice for the start would be Steven White. he guy has been solid in AAA this year. I don’t think he’ll be spectacular, but I think he can be serviceable, plus there aren’t the pitch count issues there would be with Kennedy.

    • Mac

      Is White a sinker type guy? Not to rag too much on mighty matt, but I would infinitely prefer that to the finesse/tricky style of Mr “I read better than I pitch” de salvo.

      • Mike R.

        White throws a Four seamer, a two seamer, a curveball and a changeup. He tops out at 96 throws between 91-94 in games. He is not a finesse pitcher.

        His GO/AO rate for the year has been almost 1 and he’s striking out 5 per 9 IP

        • Mac

          Thanks, very informative.

  • http://www.Nicks2cents.blogspot.com Nick

    Most Consecutive Starts Allowing 6 ER
    Yankees Starters, Last 50 Years

    ’07 Mike Mussina 3
    ’00 David Cone 3
    ’96 Scott Kamieniecki 3
    ’85 Phil Niekro 3
    ’84 Ron Guidry 3
    ’77 Ed Figueroa 3

    • The Undertaker

      Niekro, Guidry, and Cone were nearing the end… much like Mussina.

  • Luddy Bazcej

    i tuned out at 6-0, wow 16-0.

    cant imagine henn will be around much longer.

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

      I mean, you don’t want to give up on a guy as young as Henn, but you can’t be surprised if he’s DFA’d in favor of Kozlowski tomorrow.

      • Steve

        If that happens, I will be 100% sure that before he was demoted, Chris Britton exposed himself in the dugout, pissed in Joe Torre’s coffee cup, and went out with Brian Cashman’s wife.

  • RJ -Ct

    If they give Mussina another start and Torre justifies it because it’s scheduled to be against the Devil Rays I’ll freak!!! Who would have thought that Igawa would be a better option than Moose at this point!!!??

  • Tom O.

    Britton tomorrow please!

  • http://leifsweb.com PAndriy

    Our health in our hands –
    and you too!