Game 14: It’s not the end of the world

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The Yankees are 6-7 right now, a whopping 1.5 games out of first place. In 2007, they started 7-6; in 2006, they started 6-7; in 2005, they started 5-8; and in 2004, they started 6-7. The sky, in other words, is not falling.

Tonight, a dubious era in a Yankee history begins. While Derek Jeter takes over at short stop and Alberto Gonzalez spells Robinson Cano at second base, behind the plate will be none other than Chad Moeller. Moeller is 33 with a career batting line of .224/.284/.346. Luckily, Jorge made a series of throws today and seems to be on the mend. Considering that Posada was under strict orders not to throw to second yesterday, who knows how serious his injury really is?

The Yankees lineup features Moeller, Gonzalez and Morgan Ensberg. It’s like Spring Training all over again. A six-run first inning would be fitting.

On the mound today as the Yankees face the Tampa Bay Rays is Ian Kennedy. Kennedy is a RAB favorite; just check out his Baseball-Reference page. But this year in 5.1 innings, he’s been rocked. Hopefully, he’ll right that ship today.

Yankees
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Ensberg 1B
Cabrera CF
Moeller C
The Unemployed Former Attorney General 2B

Kennedy P

Rays
Iwamura 2B
Crawford LF
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Longoria 3B
Hinske DH
Riggans C
Haynes RF
Bartlett SS

Sonnanstine P

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  • Manimal

    YAY, paged comments should be bazillion times better. I’m glad he put Agonz back in. Me and my friend were talking about the yanks/sox games and the first thing my friend was surprised about was how good he was… I didn’t want to mention his lack of offense and amazing defense. He went as far as to say he was a “beast”

  • MD

    anyone concerned that we dont run at all….1 SB in 14 games?

    • http://www.magicball.net LBA Prequel

      Yes, but the problem is getting the guys who can run on base. I mean, it wasn’t that long ago A-Rod stole 40 bases. Jeter can steal, but he’s hurt. Abreu has decent speed. Damon can still do it. Hell, I’d even send Melky.

      But you’ve got to get some of these guys on base before we can steal more of them.

  • Rich

    I thought Damon stole two bases last night.

    Anyway, they’ll run more when they get on base more.

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

      Damon did indeed steal two bases last night. Right now, he’s really the only SB threat in the lineup, and he’s hardly been on base. Give it some time.

  • Pedro

    6IP, 1ER tonight for Kennedy, I just have this feeling :D

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Just heard that Fernando Rodney has an appointment with Dr. James Andrews, wow. I expected the Tigers to miss the playoffs because of their pitching behind Justin Verlander but damn. Joel Zumaya is out for half the season at least and now there is potential TJS for Rodney.

    We may have a suitor for Farnsworth after all.

    • Manimal

      They also wanted him last year, right?

  • Jake

    What is going on with Cano? Does he just have the night off? Once he finds his bat, he will explode. I just wish it’d happen sooner than later.

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

    Ah. Needed that.

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

    That’s EXACTLY what we, and Damon, needed.

  • Manimal

    Damon looks better.

    • Manimal

      Jeter… not so much.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Good ABs by Damon last night and a leadof HR tonight, looks like he’s breaking out of it.

  • http://deleted Seven Costanza

    damn it bobby…he’s grooving fastballs and bobby doesn’t swing.

  • http://deleted Seven Costanza

    same with a-rod…wtf!?

  • Manimal

    GOD DAMN I hate these slow umps.

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

    Outstanding. The sky stopped falling.

  • Manimal

    JESUS that was crushed.

  • Manimal

    LOL Melky and Cano on the bench…. I wonder what they are scheming…

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Could not have asked for a better start on either side of the ball.

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

    To homers AND a 1-2-3 inning by IPK? What are people going to complain about?

    • Manimal

      The past week end LOL

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    OWNED!

  • Manimal

    ENSBURG joining the club.

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

    Welcome to Yankees baseball.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    LoL, Sonnanstine was just staring at that like “Dude…what the fuck”.

    • Manimal

      LOL that was a sick camera angle

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    If anyone is intersted, Randy Johnson’s debut this year is free on MLB.TV.

    • Manimal

      I want to watch that to see the Arizona offence, not that Old piece of mustache.

      • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

        True, Justin Upton and Stephen Drew are worth the price of admission. Not to mention Chris Young.

  • Manimal

    Moeller got owned.

    • http://deleted Seven Costanza

      that was pretty funny.

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

      That’s going to become a common refrain. Jose Molina he is not.

      • http://deleted Seven Costanza

        as long as he handles ipk alright i could care less.

  • Chip

    Think they want to make a statement after last night? Three homers already and now 5 straight outs by Kennedy. Hopefully this will shut-up the sky is falling talk

    • Yankee1010

      One can only hope the Chicken Little crap will stop. I honestly thought that the Yankee fan base was smart enough to realize that IPK and Hughes might have a learning curve and would be more than willing to accept that. It’s like people think Cy Young and Walter Johnson have been pitching here the last few years.

  • Chip

    Oops, I jinxed the no-hitter, sorry guys :D Let’s see what A-rod can do this inning

  • mustang

    Kids looking good tonight…….ENSBERG !!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Ken Singleton just said “Derek Jeter to his left, has it…”

    What is this foreign language?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Guess the look is good, glad to see. Thought he winced a bit after that foul ball but I guess everything is OK.

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

      *Guess the leg…

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

    Somehow this year’s Ford Edge commercial managed to be even fruitier than last year’s.

    • Manimal

      Seriously… Maybe that slow-mo toss strained his quad…

  • Joey

    this is one weird comment system thing… I’d prefer the old style and slower time than this, but I’m sure the aesthetics will come

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

      What are your complaints with it?

      • claybeez

        Seems better than having to search through the drop-down menu.

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

          Oh come on Johnny.

  • Manimal

    He fooled Flaherty!

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    hopefully we’ll be ok tonight…have a good one gents im off to nap b4 work…

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Chad Moeller got a base hit on a pitch out, you know it’s our night.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    holy moeller!!

    hit and run on a pitchout!! Give that man a gatorade

    • http://deleted Seven Costanza

      that was also funny.

  • Manimal

    NICE piece of hitting.

    Did Mike singleton just say Extend-o-bat…

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    See why it’s idiotic to bury a guy or a team in April?

    • http://deleted Seven Costanza

      not directed at you but i can see why it’s idiotic to anoint a team in april too..

      • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

        Sorry I didn’t write out the belief fully, it’s idiotic to do both your correct. I only put out the first half because that has been the topic of discussion thus far.

        Unless your talking about the Tigers, they’ve been overhyped to hell.

  • mustang

    A nice blowout .. for a change

  • mustang

    Not the 1st inning, but good call RAB

  • Pedro

    Now this is the kind of game I like!

  • Pedro

    I think we’ll see another HR by A-Rod

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Last April and May was possibly the worst pits since the late 80s but this team is always slow out of the gate. Can we not GET that every April?

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

      I understand why people get so crazy in April with the Yankees. I mean you look at this team 1-25 with all the potential we have and it’s just mind numbing to people as to why they can’t just play to their potential from Game 1.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    LoL, looks like the ears run in the Vitale family.

  • Pedro

    Damon looking like Matsui out there.

  • Pedro

    A lot of hard hit balls this inning, should I be worried?

  • Ivan

    I’ll give Damon a break on that play. He’s a good left fielder and just miss that ball.

  • mustang

    Kid’s ball is really moving tonight. Baseball is such a strange game who the hell would of looked at the line tonight and say were going to score 7 runs.

  • Tom B.

    Hit and run again here? Moeller needs all the help he can get

    What’s going on with the contest? The last category to be filled was SB, right?

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

      We’re still waiting for a blown save. With Joba out, that might come soon.

      • Tom B.

        Gotcha, thanks….and of course for having the contest in the first place. Dang, tough to root for the contest to end when it means potentially losing a game…

  • mustang

    Bingo ! Jamal G.
    Dead on with your last comment !!!!!

  • GoYankees

    Sooo good to see Kennedy pitch a good game. Good pitching, a few well-timed hits, and all is well in Yankeeland. Today.

  • mustang

    Your last 2. I hope that kid learns how to fight. LOL

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

    For those of you not into this whole pagination thing, there is a “show all” option. If we find it begins to slow down the server though, we’ll have to remove it. For games against Tampa Bay and other non-Boston teams, though, I can’t imagine this being much of a problem.

  • Manimal

    This has got to be the biggest difference of comments within 2 days.

  • dan

    The other way was much prettier…. and wasn’t this the look for a little while at the dawn of nested comments at RAB?

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

      Yes it was. But it didn’t work with the theme we had going at the time.

      Much prettier you say? Interesting. I personally like this one better but I think I’m in the minority.

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

      What about the old style did you like better, visually?

      • dan

        well it wasn’t working for me before, but that could be my shitty computer. I think it looked cluttered compared to the way it’s been for the last several months.

  • dan

    this is sooooo slow, and my comments aren’t working (maybe this one will)

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

      Slow? Gotta be your computer. We’re getting page load times of 1 second tonight.

  • mustang

    Regardless if we disagree we are still Yankees fans and we just want to see our team win.
    Jeter looks real slow they should take him out of this game soon if the score stay the same.

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

    Has it really been twenty minutes since someone said anything around here?

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

      Yankees-Rays isn’t exactly Yanks-Sox.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Why was a trainer taking IPK to the dugout after walking him off the field? What did I miss?

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

      Took a comebacker off the hip.

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

    Yikes. Another pitcher removed from the game too soon.

  • http://deleted Seven Costanza

    hope he’s ok…

  • nmc

    Kennedy… oh fuck no.

  • Greg G.

    Hey, those of you watching — is IPK all right? I saw “injury delay” on MLB gameday.

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

      I think he’ll be fine. He got hit in the thigh with the ball. He’ll have a bruise but that’s it.

  • Manimal

    Dang, right off the bone of the hip. He will be fine. Anyone see phil with that smirk on his face LOL

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    How the hell did Crawford get that out of here?

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

    Admin Note: We’ve gone back to our old style of comments in order to work out some unforeseen kinks in the system. Bear with us as we figure this all out.

  • Greg G.

    That’s what I wanted to hear. For some reason, MLB.com video feed isn’t working for this game. ARGH!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Jesus Montero has given Charleston a lead late…yet again. 4-3 Riverdogs in the 8th.

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

      Where do you see this? The milb and riverdogs.com box scores are stuck on the 5th inning for me.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    So much for a honeymoon game. I’m actually happy it got close because now we get to see what the 8th inning will look like come July.

  • http://deleted Seven Costanza

    that was jacked

  • nmc

    I’m thinking that the pitching this game is Moeller’s fault? You got to switch up your pitches better…. 4 straight fastballs from Bruney, 2 curveballs in a row from Traber…

    however, the kennedy calls were pretty good… i dunno, though.

    • nmc

      Or… maybe Bruney just doesn’t have it…

  • Mac

    Are you fucking kidding me

  • Manimal

    Bruney has a REALLY bad habit of throwing 0-2 down the middle.

    Grats to you Mr Longoria.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Those Joba-to-the-bullpen guys are going to be out in full force tomorrow.

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

      I was just about to say that. Fucking Bruney. He looks good for two weeks and that’s it.

      • nmc

        at least he didn’t walk anyone….

        hey, even the best have games like this.

    • Ivan

      you can say that again.

  • http://deleted Seven Costanza

    bruney…. either walks them or grooves fastballs down broadway…

  • Manimal

    Sucks for Kennedy.

  • eddy b

    8 outs outta mo…

    • Manimal

      His fast ball was, well not fast.

      Shit happens but how is the offense going to respond.

  • Chip

    Wow, that just screwed this game up

  • kingshaffy

    sweet can’t wait to read doomsday Bill Madden and Joel Sherman tomorrow. uch…

    Do something Cano.

  • Manimal

    WTF, I’d rather take AGonz over Cano but whatever Joe. Blow this game.

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

      That’s crazy. AGonz is a no-hit, all-field infielder hitting way better than expected. Cano is one of the best hitters on the team who happens to be in a slump. I take Cano 10 times out of 10. No need to be so reactionary for once.

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

      And that is why Cano bats!

      • Manimal

        lol, He really struggled in NY though, couldn’t make solid contact for his life.

    • Chip

      I’m just going to go ahead and agree with Girardi on that decision!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    My boy is BACK!!!

    • Manimal

      Chea!!!!

  • Chris

    CANO! Welcome back, bud.

  • Manimal

    WOOOOO! CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://deleted Seven Costanza

      lol

  • kingshaffy

    Maybe Girardi should bring him in in the 8th every game.

  • Joey

    there goes Robby, now we’ll find out how much we miss Joba in the 8th…

    • kingshaffy

      bruney better redeem himself here.

    • http://deleted Seven Costanza

      i think we should relegate our best hitters to the 8th inning just like our best pitchers to the 8th inning—it obviously the best way to go as evident by this game.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo for 6 outs!!!!!!!!!!! just kidding

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    All we need is for Giambi to get up there and hit one out for the third time in four games and everyone can relax a bit about the “problems” on this team.

    • Manimal

      He was taking good swings… and pulled everything.

  • Chip

    Well I guess we now have a blown save as Bruney gave it up in the seventh correct?

  • BigBlueAL

    btw, Damon just got blown away by an 84 mph fastball

  • Manimal

    We need a good nickname for Albaladejo…

    • http://deleted Seven Costanza

      albi the racist dragon…

    • kingshaffy

      Albala-awesome? The guy who ate Ramiro Mendoza?

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

      A-Balla? Not BAHLA, but BAWLA.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    I’m glad Girardi is leaving in Brueny for the 8th. It’s April so he can give him a chance to come back, get his shit togteher and leave with a positive outing. Also I think this move lends credence to the idea that there is no doubt Joba Chamberlain will be a starter come July or late June.

  • Joey

    There’s the desperate housewive’s first error! we’re watching history here, 1st HR and 1st error in same game

  • BigBlueAL

    no surprise the Yanks r playin in best weather conditions of seasonso far and r havin best offensive game of the season……

  • BigBlueAL

    btw, Reyes is throwing pure slop right now

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    David Ortiz continues to fail after his 1st inning single. He has K’ed twice.

  • Manimal

    Alejandro Rodriguez with runners on Base in the 8th inning.
    Oh baby baby baby.

  • Chip

    Well, A-Rod might as well hit another one out. Everyone else is doing it

  • BigBlueAL

    typical

  • http://www.ilikemygirls.com Seven Costanza

    f***ing a-rod

  • E-ROC

    Let’s get this damn win!!

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

    Are you guys seriously ripping on A-Rod for going 4 for 4 and then grounding out? Can we please have some perspective here?

    • Joey

      this is NY, it’s what have you done for me lately? lol, j/k

    • Manimal

      I wasn’t ripping him but I don’t like how he goes 4-4 in a blow out and in a tight game he just does “ok”

      • Yankee1010

        Don’t. Even. Know. Where. To. Start.

    • http://www.ilikemygirls.com Seven Costanza

      i don’t care who it is…i’ll get frustrated when guys don’t come thru in a big spot. it’s part of being a fan–part of wanting your team to win really bad. it’s not all sunshine and rainbows– no “oh gosh golly gee he tried hard, thats okay, a for effort.”

    • http://www.ilikemygirls.com Seven Costanza

      also, i don’t think a-rod is thinking “oh well, i went 4 for 4 so it’s ok that i didn’t get hit there.” he’s pissed–i’m pissed.

      • Manimal

        WERE ALL PISSED for a ground out.

        • pete

          I promise you, setting the tone early with the home run and hits was much more clutch than anything he could have done in this atbat. It takes the pressure off a young pitcher when you give him a lead and appear to be hitting well. Imagine what would have happened if the yankees hadn’t hit early – or if kennedy had had to pitch under 1-run game duress the entire time – might it have been different.

  • BigBlueAL

    i was bein sarcastic

  • BigBlueAL

    honestly, after the year ARod had last season, and the fact he re-signed for 10 years, i will NEVER honestly talk shit about him again.

  • Joey

    Mo for 4 out save?

  • Manimal

    My dad just called albaladejo, “Abdullah” like hes muslim or something LOL

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

      LoL, your dad his hilarious man, second straight night.

      • Manimal

        Yeah lol its SOOO funny to watch him rant about the yankees, Names get scrambled, screaming, pointing, and my mom comes and tells him to chilll. Ill film it one day.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    LoL, was that Jose Canseco walking behind HP just now? Damn that guy was huge.

    • Joey

      can’t imagine why ;-)

  • eddy b

    john sterling’s home run call unfairly teases once again

  • Joey

    I think we need to start a new donation thing to get Mo a hairpiece or somethin

  • Manimal

    Jeter’s commercial is so lame…

  • http://www.ilikemygirls.com Seven Costanza

    that ford commercial is ridiculously bad.

    • Manimal

      LOL beat you too it.

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

    This will be a save in the truest sense of it here. Heart o’ the order.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Carl Crawford just got pwned.

  • Manimal

    Mariano make them rays embarrassed IN THEIR HOME.-
    Just sit down, take a seat while the yanks celebrate on the mound.

  • BigBlueAL

    more radar gun talk from previous games, on the Tamp Bay broadcast, Mo hasnt thrown over 91, and his fatsball that K’ed Crawford was “only” 87. i think its safe to say, its useless to pay attention to the speed of the pitches as shown on the tv broadcasts.

  • BigBlueAL

    straight gas at 90 mph to blow away Upton.

    • Yankee1010

      Gameday had them all between 92 and 95.

      • BigBlueAL

        thats my point, its like dont worry about the mph readings, just look at if they r makin solid contact off the fastball and if they r late or not.

  • Joey

    Wow, nice outing by Mo, but I gotta say, out of all the batter’s the Yanks face, besides Manny, BJ Upton has to be one of the ones I am increasingly getting nervous about every time he’s up

    • Manimal

      Upton and Pena.

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

      He’s got a great swing: short and compact. The ball also just jumps off his bat.

  • E-ROC

    Good win for the Yanks. Pena and Crawford had no chance. Upton is scary, but his brother is downright frightening.

  • Ivan

    Who said they rather have AGone batting than Cano?

    Cano is just a sick hitter. I love the guy. He’s like that girlfriend who gets on your nerves and tick you off sometimes, but deep down you love her and she’s there for ya. Well that’s Cano.

    Yea he can tick you off sometimes, but he just has that talent that you love him for. He’s fucking great man.

    • Joey

      He WILL be great, but he’s not at superhero/jaw dropping status quite yet

  • Ivan

    Yea not yet, but to me besides A-Rod, he’s the best pure hitter in that lineup and that includes Jeter.

  • Joey

    yea, but although he’s come a long way in the patience department, he needs to improve more. when he’s on I agree, but sometimes he gets in his slumps where he’ll swing at anything, again, patience and concentration is the key with him. also work ethic, but I don’t know much about that, it was Bowa’s job to keep him in line there

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Joe Borowski blows yet ANOTHER save. When are they just going to forget about that guy’s feelings/pride and slide the Rafaels up a spot.

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

      I can’t believe I’m watching this shit. Borowski’s literally worse than Farnsworth. Terrible.

      • E-ROC

        I guess we should be counting our blessings since we have the lesser of the two evils. LOL, that might be pushing it.

        I was watching that game and Shapiro is a HUGE board filled with opposing teams’ rosters, including 40 man roster and impending free agency. It was quite the sight.

        Don’t the Indians have Betancourt??? I guess they haven’t learned their lesson yet.

        • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

          Actually they used Betancourt correctly. As their relief ace he was brought in with runners on 1st & 2nd with 1 out and Ortiz/Manny coming up. He promptly K’ed both those Mofos.

          What I am saying is fine, Betancourt is your relief ace so he was rightly used in that situation. But Borowski is not a back-end relief option anymore. Rafael perez and Jensen lewis are. Use them.

  • BigBlueAL

    i got home durin the top of 8th, right before Cano’s homer, was Kennedy really hit that hard??? how bad did it look??? havent seen replay yet.

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

      It was bad enough. He was wincing in pain and walked off the field with a noticable limp.

  • Ivan

    Borowski sucks. I wouldn’t surprise if they use Adam miller as their Closer this season.

    For crying out loud, last year in the postseason, Wedge was basically hiding him in the bullpen. Your own closer who you are “commited” to.

    • BigBlueAL

      Abreu’s HR off him in Game 4 hasnt landed yet.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Jimmy Leyland is the smartest man on the planet.

    “Chemistry is a class you take, it doesn’t mean shit. It’s a bunch of BS”.

    • BigBlueAL

      i just saw that on Sportscenter. Funny stuff!!!!

    • E-ROC

      That’s some real talk for ya

    • Ivan

      The 77 and 78 Yankees just said Amen to that