Game 54: Handy Dome Hijinx

Joba to start on Tuesday
Yanks vs Twins in AAA, AA and Hi-A too

The Yanks are coming into this weekend’s wrap-around set at the Twins hot, having won 6 of their last 8 games. Despite that, I’m going to preview the series with one little question: Delmon Young has zero homers this year, how much you wanna bet that he hits at least one this series?

Thaaaaaaaa Yankees’ lineup:

1. Jeter, SS
2. Abreu, RF
3. A-Rod, 3B
4. Matsui, LF
5. Giambi, DH
6. Duncan, 1B
7. Cano, 2B
8. Molina, C
9. Melky, CF
SP – Mikey Moose

Notes: Joba’s starting on Tuesday … Jorge continues to make progress in his rehab … the air conditioner in my office is broke, and it feels like a sauna in here … did you know that Melky has a 4-yr old son named Melky Jr?

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Joba to start on Tuesday
Yanks vs Twins in AAA, AA and Hi-A too
  • George

    I bet you one million Turkish Lira that he will not

  • Joey

    Pete: “UPDATE, 6:22 p.m.: They just opened the gates to the fans at the Metrodome. There are 75 fans behind the Yankees dugout and seven behind Minnesota’s.”

    shocker, lol

  • Realist

    Lol, Melky Jr…………the name lives on ;-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Will

    Okay, I have to ask, because I’ve been trying to find out forever. Does anybody know if “Melky” is short for a longer, even cooler name? “Melchiades,” perhaps?

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

      Melequisedec.

      • Will

        That’s just too good to be true.

  • Manimal

    I never knew about melky jr

  • batty

    Wow there are some young fathers on that team!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Joba Chamberlain has a four-year old himself. Jose Tabata also has twins at 19.

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

        Those aren’t Tabata’s only kids, either. And his wife is 39. Yeah.

        • Joey

          Big pimpin’ right there

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          LoL, to tell you the truth, younger men and older chics are somewhat common in our culture. Damn, how many kids does the dude have?

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

            Not sure, but it sounds like he’s pushing 4 or 5.

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          no wonder he’s so f*cked up…lol

  • Joey

    It’s okay, they make $10 bajillion a year, so they can support a family (I find it kinda funny Joba and Melk-man have kids but old man Jetes doesn’t)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I wouldn’t be too sure of that one, LoL.

    • Realist

      Jete’s can’t field his position anymore but knows how to play the field….;-)

      This coming from a first time 41 year old Dad :-)…………..sometime’s ya save the best for last ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I don’t know how many of you guys get into anime and such, but Death Note is a great show. I saw a couple episodes on Adult Swim and I instantly fell for it.

    Check out some episodes on surfthechannel.com (Don’t worry it’s legal).

    • Charles

      Hey i know that show! It’s a pretty cool anime I must say.

      • Kelvin

        agreed completey.

  • Joey

    Any quick scouting reports on this Perkins guy? All I know is what they just told me- 4 starts, 4 quality outings. Not too bad. Anybody know anything else?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Throws a Fastball, Curveball and Changeup. Fastball ranges from low-90s to mid-90s with good command. His Changeup is his #2 pitch and he uses it well in conjunction with his heater. He throws a hard hammer Curveball and a loopy slower Curveball, the slower one he uses as an out pitch. One thing about Perkins, he has plus control which makes his good stuff just that much better. And he’s a southpaw, which always helps.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      was a top prospect but injuries have dampened his appeal

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

    Word on the street is Gerrit Cole was all decked out in Yankee gear at school today…

    • Joey

      Mike, you know more about the draft than anybody I read (except Keith Law), when you doin a mock ;-)

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

        Not, did one last year and it went horribly, horribly wrong. Way too much time for something that’s just guesswork.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          LoL, what was your worst pick? As in what was the pick that you projected that had the biggest difference in where that player went that you projected and where said player actually went.

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

            Here, you figure it out ;)

            http://riveraveblues.com/2007/.....draft-444/

            I nailed 2 of the 30 picks, Price and Wieters.

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

              No wait, I got Vitters too.

            • Mike R.

              I would rephrase that. I don’t know that you would want to go around saying you “nailed” 2 of the 30 picks, Price and Wieters. ;)

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      what a bad pick–we have “too many” good righty pitchers in the system–why not pick someone like Zach Collier or (preferably) Ike Davis in the 1st and Brett DeVall/Robbie Ross in the supplemental.

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

        There is no such thing as too many good pitchers.

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

    Carlos Gomez has some flair Michael Kay says. What’s the minimum requirement, 15 pieces of flair? Well Brian, for example, has 37 pieces of flair.

    • Joey

      I’m going to have to ask you to stay and comment all game long, mmmmmkayyy… And we are now requiring cover sheets on the TPS reports. Did you get that memo? I’ll send it again.

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

        I have eight bosses Bob. EIGHT!

  • Joey

    And we’re back with the slow-slower-slowest pitcher… The Moose!

  • Yankee1010

    Hey, nice to see the defense showing up tonight. At least Moose is pitching and that won’t affect him.

  • mustang

    Jamal
    What was that you said the other day about defensive at 1st.
    Andy Phillips where are you?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      LoL, why do you always post in stanzas?

  • cjc

    my god duncan is just an absolute butcher now that there is an error moose should give up about 13 this inning

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Seeing-eye grounders suck.

  • Joey

    This umpire has absolutely no low strike zone (at least he’s being somewhat consistent about it)

    • Joey

      I would like to strike that part in the parenthesis

  • Will

    screw the defense right now

  • BigBlueAL

    Artificial turf, the Yankees horrible defense, a non-K pitcher in Moose equals long night……

  • Yankee1010

    Couldn’t see this happening. Thanks defense. Thanks Mussina for not being able to get past these things.

    • Jon

      I seriously doubt that his really making the decision to not get over the error.

  • Joey

    classic moose… if there is an error behind him he seems to give up and say fuck it

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Or maybe it’s the reality that his stuff just does not allow him to pitch around bad defense.

      • Joey

        He looked good the first batter, but otherwise, yes, I agree

    • mustang

      Like Moose, but totally agree.

    • BigBlueAL

      Moose isnt giving up, he just cant pitch around crappy defense like he used to.

  • Yankee1010

    Do people really think that errors behind him don’t affect him? You’ve been watching Moose pitch for the Yanks since 2001, right?

    • BigBlueAL

      Are you serious???? Errors affect all pitchers who rely on their defense as much as a pitcher like Moose does now. But no, back from 2001-2004 when Moose was a Top 10 K pitcher who could pitch around crappy defense by getting K;s when he needed it no it didnt affect him.

      • Yankee1010

        Dead serious. Welcome to watching the Yanks. I’m not going to argue with you, but you’re simply wrong. I’m not going to sit around here and deal with this ignorance.

        • BigBlueAL

          Ignorance is accusing a picher of givin up and not givin a fuck after someone makes an error and he gives up a few runs after.

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

    Heh, Chris Duncan got sent to AAA.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Didn’t he win a game a couple days ago?

    • BigBlueAL

      His brother should join him there.

      • Joey

        He keeps playing like this he will be. I mean I love his enthusiasm and all, but his play… ugh

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          LoL, there’s a reason he was drafted in 2001 and made his MLB debut in 2007. I wish people wouldn’t have been so enthused over such a small sample size last year in the bigs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      What’s the deal with Colby Rasmus? Is his struggles more mechanical than mental or vice versa?

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

        No idea. I know he had a little shoulder problem early in the year, but I don’t know if that’s the cause of his troubles.

  • Joey

    36 pitches… so if Girardi take him out after 80 like usual he can pitch another inning or so!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Derek Jeter and this first pitch swinging is kind of annoying me.

  • Charles

    What the fuck is wrong with Jeter?? Always swinging at the first pitch.. Damn..

  • BigBlueAL

    Holy Shit!!! Clay Aiken is gonna be a dad!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Yeah, and the chic is 40. LoL, rumors still won’t die about his sexuality.

      • BigBlueAL

        Apparently she is 50 and is being artificially inseminated.

    • Joey

      Can I shenanigans or has it already been called? (Referring to South Park btw)

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

      Really? I thought he was, you know…

      • Joey

        “Not that there’s anything wrong with that” Seinfeld

  • Charles

    Hey guys it seems like Moose would like to pitch more after his contract with the Yankees is up. Is there any way the Yanks could offer him arbitration and we get compensation for it?

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

    Do I really need to do DotF for you people? I’m in no mood…

    • Joey

      I’m mean then we’ll be paying you all this money for nothing… (but a quick list of the links for the box scores would be nice :-) )

      • Joey

        ah fuck it, I’ll find ‘em

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Bobby Abreu making me look good for advocating his move into the lead-off spot :)

  • BigBlueAL

    Jesus Christ ARod is hitting some fuckin liners.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ugh, dont they know Cuddyer has a chooch. Actually its a good play to try to get to 2nd with 2 outs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Josh Beckett is nasty, on pitch #113 on the night (6th inning BTW) he threw a 96-MPH Two-Seam Fastball.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Then followed that up with a 97-MPH Two-Seamer!

      • BigBlueAL

        Your boy Kershaw struggled vs Mets tonight, although i saw a curve he threw Delgado that was hilarious how badly Delgado buckled on it.

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

          He threw a curve at the knees on the outside corner to Wright earlier in the game, and it still buckled his knees.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          Yeah but I bet you Dodgers fans aren’t bitching and harping on why the Dodgers didn’t include him in a package for Johan Santana or Miguel Cabrera.

          He also threw two nasty hamers to Jose Reyes in his first AB and Carlos Beltran in his 2nd AB. He did not have good control when he upped the Fastball to 95-96MPH. That got him in trouble as he kept dealing 92-MPH heat up in the zone.

          BTW, what has gotten into Luis Castillo?

          • BigBlueAL

            Thats because Kershaw is like Joba, you dont trade talent like that. IPK on the other hand…………Sorry, couldnt let that chance go :)

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

              I get what you’re saying but I don’t think it’s fair to only put IPK’s name out there in an argument for trading Johan Santana. The Kennedy deal would also have included CMW, Melky Cabrera and another Low-A prospect.

              • BigBlueAL

                Damn it, i put a smiley face at the end to show i was just messing around!!! Although that is my only beef with alot of people in this blog with regards to IPK, he shouldnt be treated/judged the same way as Joba or even Hughes. His stuff to me is average at best so therefore i dont necessarily believe in him and am as excited about him anywhere near i am with the other 2 members of the “Big 3″.

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

    Did Kay just say “that was over-Lamb chop”? How did this man win an Emmy…

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

    Do it for Melky Jr!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Got to love the fight-back of the Yankees.

  • BigBlueAL

    Melky was safe, even Twins announcer said it after viewing replay. BUT as a fellow umpire, if a balls beats you by that much, your gonna be out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      What’s your breaking point as an umpire? I know every umpire has one thing that they will absolutely not tolerate any arguing about.

      • BigBlueAL

        It really is the strike zone. I am ALOT more tolerant on plays on the bases or tag plays at the plate for instance. But strike zone really does annoy me. Especially when you dont hear a peep for 4 innings and then all of a sudden, one pitch the coach doesnt like and he starts yapping. A plate umpire you figure with over 200 total pitches in a game, minus pitches that are swung at still has to call balls and strikes on a minimum of at least 100 pitches. I make a few what you might consider “bad” calls out of 100, and your gonna get on my case??? Bases is different cause sometimes you may only have 1 close call, so fine i understand if you might get on my case on a close call. But not the strike zone.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          You know I never looked at it that way. Wow man, I now feel bad for all the shit I used to say in my head about HP umps, LoL.

          • BigBlueAL

            Also, especially when i do games at my local park for the 13-14 yo, the score dictates ALOT. Shit, if its a blowout, you damn right my strike zone is expanding!!!!! Same on the bases, if your team is winning by alot, anything close your gonna be out!! Good thing is most of the coaches at that level understand that, hell sometimes they encourage it!!

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

              Ever tried or wanted to become a big league ump?

              • BigBlueAL

                You know how IMPOSSIBLE that is???? Just to go to one of the big league schools will cost you 5 grand for the i think it is a week, maybe 2 week, course. and in the end, they only choose up to 20 umps just to become members of the professional umpires union, which just means you will be sent to the minors with NO guarantee of ever making it to the majors, let alone a higher level of the minors. I like how i do it, go to a bunch of different parks and leagues, get paid cash straight up. You’d be surprised how much money i get this way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Wow, this is like the games against the Mariners last year all over again. Although you really can’t blame the 2B umpire on those calls, the guy should really stop assuming (if in fact that is what he’s doing).

  • Manimal

    Interesting how the more I watch Umpires the more I want instant replay or atleast some for of challenging system. Imagine Joe Girardi Throwing a red hankie and kicking it around in the dirt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Joaquin Arias isn’t exactly raking in Triple-A Oklahoma (Texas) with a .295/.321/.365 vital line and a pretty bad 26:5 K:BB. He does have 12 stolen bases in 14 attempts so I was wondering, when is Michael Young’s contract up? When it’s up, does Arias profile as a Major League starting Short Stop?

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

      When is Young’s contract up, in like, 5 years, right? Arias isn’t a full-time big league SS. Alberto Gonzalez is better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Eric Duncan is 3-for-4 thus far with 2R, 2B, HR, and 3RBI. That teasing SOB.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      BTW, Jose Tabata was not disciplined with any DNPs (as of yet) as he played in tonight’s 2-1 L to the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins). He went 1-for-4 with a Run scored.

      Alfredo Aceves had a another strong outing with 7IP, 9H, 2R/ER, 5K. He did not allow a run till the 3rd inning tonight which capped his 19 inning scoreless streak to start his Double-A career.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Damn, A-Rod has looked great since that second game in Baltimore with that hot shot to Brian Roberts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    You know how you know you suck, when you get PH for in the 5th inning…and you’re not a pitcher.

  • BigBlueAL

    Fuckin waste of an inning, shouldve scored at least one more run if not more.

  • Joey

    I’m getting really sick of all this Manny 500 hr coverage. Its getting pretty bad now (although nowhere near the “is Brett Favre going to retire” shit of the past 3-4 years)

    • Chris

      it was the same thing when AROD was going for 500. It was really big for the first few days, then died off when people realized you don’t hit a home run every day…

  • steve (different one)

    Moose really showed how much he didn’t care by putting up 4 zeroes after that disastrous first.

    what a quitter

    • Jon

      Same thing with Abreu. If that bum really cared about winning he’d have hit two home runs. It’s clear he’s not interested in what’s going on in the game.

  • mustang

    Moose is the man after that 1st inning to make it to the 5th and be in line for the win.
    Damn.
    I guess he is raising his trade value.
    MOOOOOSE !!!!!!!!

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

    This 8pm start is really throwing me off. It’s the 6th inning, I feel like it should be only 9, not 10.

    • Joey

      you know you’re a diehard Yanks fan when your biological clock is set to Yankee game time

  • Joey

    The Twins announcers are still bitching over that 1st pitch to A-Rod in the 1st that looked like a strike that was called a ball… let it go guys, he was out anyway

    • BigBlueAL

      And predicting Cuddyer was gonna hit a HR last inning. I mean i understand Blyleven is rooting for the Twins, but damn.

      • Joey

        at least they’re not as bad as (was it the ChiSox announcers?)

        • BigBlueAL

          Oh My God Hawk Harrelson. Anytime a Sox hitter hits a deep flyball, “Cmon stretch, stretch, get outa here” and if it does go “You can put it on the board, YYYYEEEEESSSS!!” Oh, and when a Sox pitcher strikes someone out, “Be gone”.

  • mustang

    They are pushing it now with Moose

    • steve (different one)

      true, but who do you bring in?

      • BigBlueAL

        I have a feeling we are gonna be asking that question alot in the near future.

  • steve (different one)

    wow, great gamble by Girardi.

    now you only need 6 non-Mo outs.

  • mustang

    Does anyone have any fucking questons.
    Who is the man?
    MOOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Shit, didnt want ARod gettin hit by the pitch.

  • steve (different one)

    i like the guy who left in a huff b/c no one would agree that Moose stops trying after his fieders make errors.

    • BigBlueAL

      For real, he called me ignorant for not agreeing with him that since 2001 when Moose has pitched for the Yankees he always quits when they make errors behind him.

      • whozat

        That’s because it’s ridiculous to say that he gives up. He might get mad and pitch badly, or lose focus and leave pitches up…but to say that he stops caring is just ridiculous.

        Frankly, I think it’s impressive that he came back and threw six tonight. I wish Veras was stepping up right now.

        • Joey

          You guys can’t get rid of me that easily ;-) But seriously, that inning Moose seemed to give up after the error, or as you put it “lose focus” for a bit, but he did come back with a vengeance the rest of his outing

          • BigBlueAL

            Well, i wasnt talkin about you, i was talkin about someone else (1010 i think) since he called me ignorant for not agreeing with him since apparently i didnt watch Yankees games and noticed.

            • Joey

              lol, I know, I was just kiddin around because I was one of those above that said Moose quit, even though I realize now a better phrase would have been “lost focus” for the inning

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF just happened???? If that wasnt a hit-and-run, which i dont think it was cause Matsui wasnt going, then WHY is Betemit swinging at a 1-0 pitch with ARod running?????

    • steve (different one)

      Kay said he was stealing third. unlucky i guess.

      • BigBlueAL

        Thats my point about Betemit, he is an idiot for swinging away then considering he didnt have 2 strikes on him.

        • whozat

          I thought he did a good job smacking that pitch the other way, frankly. It just happened to go right at someone.

          • BigBlueAL

            That wouldve been fine in a hit-and-run situation. But if it was a straight steal, and in the replay ARod had a huge jump since a lefty was on the mound, if anything you do a quick fake bunt or something to let ARod steal, something i remember Sheffield doing alot when someone stole 3rd while he was hitting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Got to love that 8:1 K:BB and sub-1.00 WHIP for Jose Veras.

    • BigBlueAL

      Gotta love that small sample size pitching in mop-up duty.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Eh, true.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Is it a psychological thing for pitching coaches to place their hand on their pitches as comfort during mound visits? I noticed Rick Peterson of the Mets does the same with a hand on his pitcher’s shoulder.

  • BigBlueAL

    So why start the inning with Veras and not Ramirez????? Assuming Farsny is pitching the 8th, why wait for someone to get on, even risked having 2 guys on, before bringing in Edwar???? Makes no sense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      To tell you the truth I think it’s a great theory to use Edwar Ramirez as the “lefty reliever” in the bullpen.

      • BigBlueAL

        Fuck dat, use him the entire 7th inning i meant. Unless he was facing Maur-Mourneau no matter what, 7th or 8th, then i guess i understand.

      • Joey

        I’m guessing after Krazy Kyle screws up a few 8th innings, Girardi will go to Edwar, even though I like him better as the “whenever we need him” guy, in the 6th-8th

  • steve (different one)

    Girardi is holding auditions. Jose Veras come on down.

    i like what he did. let Veras go after the righties, Edwar for the lefties.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      As do I, we’ll see how this plays out as it could be a big factor down the line with the eventual call-up of J.B. Cox who more than likely will get his fair shot at the 7th inning if Jose Veras continues to struggle and Ross Ohlendorf is continually used as the de facto long man.

      • steve (different one)

        i think Ohlendorf needs to be sent down for one of the AAA starters.

        Joba probably isn’t going to go more than 4 innings on Tuesday and they can’t keep going to Ohlendorf for 2-3 innings.

  • BigBlueAL

    Look, Farnsworth to face Mourneau. WHY not let Ramirez face him??? And since he isnt, why have Veras start the 7th and not Edwar if you werent holding him to face the lefties no matter what???

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Are you fing kidding me????

  • BigBlueAL

    And you guys rip Torre’s bullpen management.

    • Joey

      seriously, this is the one area I thought Girardi would improve most, but he’s been disappointing in this area so far (for all the known reasons which I don’t feel like repeating)

      • Chris

        I think he’s been quite good…. unlike Torre, he’s balanced the workload across all of the relievers (well, except for Chris Britton). We won’t see the benefit of this until later in the year when all of the relievers are still effective, and we’re not worried about Proctor’s arm falling off.

  • Chris

    This reminds me some of Wettland… if he came in with a 2 run lead you were guaranteed he’d give up a solo home run.

    • BigBlueAL

      PLEASE dont compare Farnsworth to Wetteland.

  • Will

    making farnsworth the 8th inning go to guy would be a terrible mistake and i hope they dont stick with it

    • BigBlueAL

      Like i said in my post defending Torre in the post about him. What is that saying “You cant make chicken soup out of chicken shit” Thats been the set-up options since 2006.

    • steve (different one)

      if he keeps giving up taters, they won’t.

      just tell yourself this is only until July/August, when hopefully one of Cox, Melancon, or Robertson might help the big club

  • steve (different one)

    Girardi is still light years ahead of Torre when it comes to the bullpen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, if anything this proves how nasty Kyle Farnsworth is. Instead of protecting a 2-Run lead he was like fuck that, I’m going to show you how nasty I am and protect a 1-Run lead with no outs. Clutch.

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

    Kyle Farnsworth is singlehandedly trying to improve the Yankees’ record in 1 run games.

    • BigBlueAL

      So is the offense with its lack of scoring insurance runs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    No hits to show for it but at least Wilson Betemit has had two hard hit balls in his three ABs this game.

    • Chris

      And he forgot his glasses in the third…

      • BigBlueAL

        He has been hitting good since coming off the DL if im not mistaken.

        • steve (different one)

          that ball he just hit was a bomb

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Two of those pitches were borderline, odd for the ump not to give them to an established All-Star, future HOFer like Mariano Rivera.

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh my God, Mo just walked the last batter.

  • steve (different one)

    sit down rookie

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Mo did not like those calls. He doesn’t normally show his hand, but he thinks the ump sucks.

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

    Mo is awesome. You know what this means:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RfYShImnW_c

    • BigBlueAL

      LOL

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is a GOD.

  • steve (different one)

    i am no farns fan, but he did do the heavy lifting. he had the 4-5-6-7 hitters.

    mo got 8-9-1 and a PHer

  • mustang

    Mo is….I don’t have the words.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    MO RULZ

  • mustang

    Moose “eeks” out his TEAM LEADING 8th win you know he would make a great long man.

  • Joey

    I have to play Sinatra’s NY NY now, it wouldn’t be a complete Yanks win without it ;-)

    • BigBlueAL

      I actually have that song in my IPod, along with the CD made after the 1996 championship. Plus the Talkin Baseball version of the Subway Series. gotta love LimeWire.

  • mustang

    Moose has just tied Saunders and Dice-K for the lead in wins in the AL.
    You just can’t make this shit up.

    • BigBlueAL

      and Dice-K is now on the DL.

      • mustang

        It’s Christmas.

    • Chris

      Mussina ERA: 4.26
      Beckett ERA: 4.30