Sep
23

Game 155: We play today, we win today, das it

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The Yanks are having a nice little tribute to the late Phil Rizzuto pregame, but otherwise there’s not much going on.

Oh, Joba turns 22 today, so I guess that’s something. Happy Birthday big guy.

Damon, LF
Jeter, SS
Abreu, RF
A-Rod, 3B
Matsui, DH
Cano, 2B
Melk, CF
Mink, 1B
Molina, C

Moose is on the mound, and the ‘pen could use a rest, generally not a good mix. Comment away. 

Categories : Game Threads
  • JP

    Melk, Mink, Molina…. that’s got a nice ring to it. Hopefully it ends with the other Mo!

  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese

    McGowan is at 60 through 2 – wow.

    Getting him out of the game and getting into that already depleted pen would def. be helpful, not just for today but for tomorrow in case Burnett falters (though with his recent starts, it looks like he prob. won’t)

  • yankeesgirl2

    i really don’t understand the beef you guys have got with melky. he is just too good.

  • NYFan50

    Maybe Tampa will be able to hold a lead against Boston today. Miracles do happen.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s been an exorbitant number of plays at the plate recently?

    • NYFan50

      It’s not just you. There’s been a lot. Luckily we’ve got somebody in center with a decent arm.

  • mg

    Harlen is here today for Joba’s birthday. I just saw him in front of 37 briefly. He raised a heckuva son. Happy birthday Joba.

  • NYFan50

    Tampa is well on their way to blowing their 4-0 lead.

  • Brian

    Tampa’s 6 outs away…is it possible they can actually beat Boston

  • Brian

    cue the predictable power of one Alex Cora

  • NYFan50

    Over/under on the Rays holding a 1 run lead in the 9th?

    • NYFan50

      Buster Olney thinks Al Reyes is a good fit for the Red Sox offense.

  • NYFan50

    Is this Joba with only 1 day of rest after 2 innings? Or did he only pitch 1 inning the other day?

  • Brian

    he pitched two; but before that he pitched to one batter over the course of four days. This is what I have never understood. He can have four or five days off, pitch one inning but can’t pitch the next day; hasn’t he “earned” innings with so many extra days off previously? Going into the playoffs I’m sure “days off” will just mean off days in between games, if that.

  • http://www.yanksblog.com James Varghese

    Nice birthday present – faced 4 guys, strikes out three. That brings the BAA down to .135 for the year and a K:BB of 31:6. Damn.

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

      3 strikeouts, and the 4th guy hit a little 10 foot nubber back to Joba.

      Complete domination.

  • Brian

    after getting towers back yesterday, it’s nice to see the yanks rub it in a little

  • Rob

    Joba’s post game interview was great. They asked him about the Joba Rules and he said “I guess rules were made to be broken”. Just think, we thought someone like J Brent Cox would be in that position this year.

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

    250th career win for Moose.

    • Ramadan

      hell of a career moose

  • yankz

    Anybody else think Buster Olney jokes need to go on a hiatus until next year?

    Oh, sorry. I meant, “Buster Olney thinks Buster Olney jokes got old fast.”

    JMHO.

    • dan

      When used in the right context, Buster Olney jokes are a good fit for this site (aka when something is so obvious that it doesn’t need to be said).

      • yankz

        “When used in the right context”- Agreed, but every joke gets old when it’s overused, and I’m not sure it’s always being used in the right context.

        Again, JMHO. Not my site, and I’m definitely not the funniest guy in the world, so who knows.

  • dan

    I know either Ben or Joe were in the bleachers today… did you see when Stairs hit the home run, the crowd chanted “throw it back,” the guy threw it back, and he got kicked out? Unless you were in the bathroom, the answer is yes. But what was he supposed to do? He either gets murdered by everyone around him or has to exit the game early. (btw, i was in section 37 row F i believe)

  • Marc

    Hey Mike A, if you get a chance Scout.com has more stuff on pope and he mentions the yanks are trying to slow his delivery. yikes. if aint broke dont fix it biotch