Sep
04

Game 139: Wangster’s on it

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We pick up the action in the top of the 5th…Wang’s on his game and Georgie’s already juiced one for a 1-0 lead.

Michael Kay’s currently blabbing about how Wang’s ERA is so ridiculously low when he pitches from the windup compared to when he’s pitching from the stretch. Read this to unstupify yourself.

Comment ahoy!

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Great throw by Hideki.

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

      And a great finish by Wang.

  • cjc

    when you sig a contract with the yankees is there a clause that you must make any garbage with a +6 era look like cy young there is nothing more frustrating for a fan than this offense against crap the last 2 seasons

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

    Michael Kay said that Ichiro is one of the greatest players of all time. Incidentally, Michael Kay is an idiot. Discuss.

  • cjc

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  • cjc

    maybe its me but the singles machine that is Ichiro is a bit overrated

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

    The squirrel’s not nearly as bad as the monkey. Or the thunder sticks.

    PS – He just crushed that pitch. It’s amazing how he doesn’t even appear to swing that hard, yet the ball still goes into orbit.

    • Joe

      It’s funny, Rodriguez, it’s not like he looks like the prototypical tough guy slugger, but the ball seems to fly. I guess it’s just sound fundamentals (and HGH, Just kidding).

      • http://www.pinstripealley.com John

        He’s not a pull hitter. He’s just the best line drive hitter that ever lived.

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

    I highly doubt Derek Jeter drives a flaming orange Ford Edge.

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

    Did Kay just call him Chicken Wing Wang?

  • Joe

    Alex kind of has a flair for the dramatics, kind of like those soccer players. I thought he was out with the way he reacted, then he’s hurt, really badly, but not really. It’s not like the NBA where he’s got to flop for a foul.

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

      He did that little “ow, my ankle” schtick to distract the ump from the fact that he was out. Clever.

  • cjc

    holy crap seattle has a small country in the dugout look out NY the Java hippies are invading

  • cjc

    hardly a flop as steroid Beltre fell on his leg

    • Mac

      Looked like some good acting to me.

  • Joe

    Following in A-Rod’s inspiration, I stubbed my toe really badly, but still made it the fridge to grab another beer. It’s time’s like this that you really got to suck it up and give it your all.

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

    The Former Attorney General! He resigned to follow his dream of playing for the Yanks, and it came true!

  • Joe

    I thought Alberto Gonzalez had played a bit with the Diamondbacks, this is his first MLB at bat?

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

      It’s his first time in the bigs. He was in Double-A for most of last year (4 AB cameo with Triple-A at the end of the year).

      • Joe

        Sweet, he looks tiny.

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

    For the fucking love of god, it’s 11-1, why is Luis Vizcaino in this game?!?!

    • NYFan50

      Mike: With Proctor gone Torre has to use SOMEBODY every night.

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

    Wladimir’s going deep here. Dude’s got major power.

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

      Close enough.

  • Jake T

    Nice to see Nick Green hasn’t lost the immense talent he had with us

  • Joe

    This is the thing with september call-ups like Britton, you’ve got to give them a feel before you toss them into the fire, it’s good to see him getting some work, he seems like a guy that could have helped us this year. The thing is, a guy needs to work a year in the minors after each year doing pretty well in the A.L east. I mean when the guy doesn’t have much weight behind him like Edwar, you have to be careful with his development you don’t know how his body will hold up. Hurrah to the Yankees, testing out the young guys, fulfilling a guys dream. That’s one day now give him another year to recuperate and he could possibly fill an inning that is just as important next year. Mark this day, Mark it men, for this is the day the Yankees have turned the corner.

  • steve (different one)

    i guess alex went for an X-Ray just to complete the acting bit so the ump wouldn’t go back in time and call him out. he’s nothing if not thorough.