Game 69: hehe


Is three over .500 possible? Seems crazy, don’t it?

Alex Rodriguez is hitting .400-.482-.689 this month, while Johnny Damon has gone .443-.490-.591 since May 21st. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Melky is just 1 for his last 21 (with a .281 OPS), and Jose Molina is hitting just .163-.188-.217 since his three double series in Fenway way back in mid-April. Wandy-Rod is your garden variety underwhelming southpaw, so that means the Yankees have their work cut out for them.

Thaaaaaa Yankees’ lineup:

1. Damon, LF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Melky, CF
7. Molina, C
8. The Former Attorney General, 2B
9. Moose, SP

Sheesh, they basically have four pitchers batting at the bottom of the lineup…

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Ivan says:

    Papelbon blew a save today. how many is that like 3 or 4 already. And people he was better than Mo.

  2. Randy says:

    dusty baker is a pretty bad manager. that’s all i have to say about that red sox game.

  3. Alan says:

    Where’s Cano?

  4. Jamal G. says:

    Could not agree with you any more than humanly possible. That man proved this afternoon in Cincinnati that he is an absolute moron. That’s all there is to say about it.

    Over his last 28-Plate Appearances coming into today’s action Ken Griffey Jr. has three hits, three. So with runners on the corners with one out, Cincy down by one run after Manny Delcarmen gives up a RBI 1B and threw three straight Balls, Mr. Baker gives Griffey the OK to swing at the 3-0 pitch. Not only has Griffey been scuffling the past week but he is also 39 fucking years old. What in God’s name would make you think he as the bat speed to put a good swing on a Manny Delcarmen Fastball? Idiot.

    Then after tying the game in the bottom half of the 9th inning he sends up a middle reliever to face the heart of the Red Sox order in the top half of the 10th with Francisco Cordero readily available in the bullpen. Idiot. Don’t tell me he did this because the pitcher’s spot was due up 1st in the bottom half of the 10th because he could have easily used a double-switch or not fucking worry about that because you can’t manage for the future like that. Idiot.

    • Jamal G. says:

      I am under the belief – like many – that the manager has little to no impact on an everyday baseball game but that was not the case today, Dusty Baker had a direct, negative impact on today’s game. I feel sorry for Cincy fans if Brandon Phillips can’t do something with the tying runs on base.

      And he didn’t, Dusty Baker, you are an idiot.

      • Alan says:

        I’m shocked that Walt Jocketty is keeping Dusty around, I figured he’d have tossed him out as soon as he got the job.

      • Randy says:

        i agree 100% on everything you said especially the cordero thing. you can’t save a game at home in a tied game. ridiculous.

    • Ivan says:

      I agree with you on the second thing but the griffey thing I have to disagree here. Sure griffey’s struggling but part of that streak is with during the chase of 600 and was probably pressing. Also, while he’s not the same hitter he once was, 3-0 against Decalman who’s solid but not great, and he’s bound to throw a strke, why not turn griffey lose.

      • Randy says:

        because he has to come with another strike at least one more time and if he misses you have brandon phillips, who just hit a home run earlier, coming to the plate with the bases loaded.

  5. dan says:

    Too bad those 4 pitchers in our line-up can’t hit like Micah Owings

  6. Jamal G. says:

    Joe Beimel is going to be a free agent at the end of this season, would you guys approve of the move if he is asking for a 3-year contract?

  7. Mike A. says:

    Jeter is turning off all the ladies with all of these GIDPs…

  8. Mike A. says:

    Bud Light Lime? I’m impressed, they found a way to make it even more disgusting.

  9. Ben K. says:

    Ah, well, good thing I’m going out now. I don’t mind missing this one…

  10. Jamal G. says:

    That bout of thunder just screwed with the color of my TV, wow.

  11. Randy says:

    this might be one of those games.

  12. Mike A. says:

    This one has 12-11 written all over it.

  13. Mike A. says:

    “To make things worse, I think the kid in a red shirt is an Astros’ fan”

    What gave it away? The ‘Stros logo on the front, or the BERKMAN 17 on the back?

  14. r.w.g. says:

    wtf is melky thinking some times? he didn’t make an out.. but seriously. he should have already been at third and testing Berkman when the foul territory in this ballpark is practically inside the dugout.

  15. BigBlueAL says:

    The Yankees 7-8-9 part of the lineup tonight could very well be the worse bottom 3 of a lineup in the history of baseball!!

  16. Ivan says:

    Bad baserunning on Melky. He should of gone to third when wiggington charged the ball leaving thrid base vacated and while he was safe, he was already in SP running to third on a pop up toberkman.

  17. Jamal G. says:

    Michael Kay said today “I think Billy Wagner threw 101-MPH in that last inning.”

    Ken Singleton said yesterday “Billy Wagner came in the 9th and threw 101-MPH his first pitch.”

    God Dammit Michael.

  18. Smitt Dog says:

    “Bourne to run” – good one Michael Kay

  19. Jamal G. says:

    Question, why does Peter Abraham have to make some smart ass remark every single opportunity he gets?

  20. Mike A. says:

    Johnny Damon is ridiculously hot right now.

  21. Jamal G. says:

    And people say the Yankees look old? I said before and I stick to it now, the Yankees are one of three teams IMO that has the #1-#4 hitters in their respective lineups with the ability to steal 20+ bases. The Texas Rangers and the Mets are the other two clubs.

  22. Smitt Dog says:

    Does Joe G. not run over baseball fundamentals with these guys? Whats with twice in three innings failing to go to third when appropriate?

  23. Jamal G. says:

    No offense but Houston sure does have some fuglies in their city, yeesh.

  24. Jamal G. says:

    Melky Cabrera sure is having a Jekyl and Hyde type season.

  25. Jamal G. says:

    I was ready to kick Jose Molina in the ass for swinging at the first pitch after a four-pitch BB to Melky Cabrera but he came through, so whatever.

  26. Jamal G. says:

    CURE Auto Insurance. That’s all I have to say.

  27. Mike A. says:

    Man, could you imagine having to sit in the sun in that stadium when the roof is closed? It must be 200-degrees with the light being magnified through the glass.

  28. Jamal G. says:

    What is this, MLB 08 The Show?

  29. Randy says:

    what the hell?

  30. Mike A. says:

    Mike Mussina for Cy Young?

  31. Joe says:

    How in god’s name does Melky walk twice on 8 pitches?

  32. Mike A. says:

    Man, now I’m in the mood for Dave & Buster’s. Stupid commercials.

  33. Joe says:

    See, the thing that’s funny about replacing Cano with Gonzalez is that Cano at his worst is still better than Gonzalez with the bat. If the Yankees think they are threatening Cano’s job by bringing up Gonzalez they a sorely mistaken.

    • Sal says:

      They’re not threatening anything they’re just giving him a day off. Stop reading into something that’s not there.

    • Mike A. says:

      The brought up Gonzalez to add more versatility to the bench while they’re in NL parks. I think threatening Cano’s job was the last thing on their minds when they made that move.

  34. Ivan says:

    when did houston became tampa bay with the SB’s

  35. Mike A. says:

    Mikey Moose holdin’ it down.

  36. Michael Kay you have no right talking about cheesy. It is the essence of your existence.


    thanks Michael Kay.

  38. meh. cheap run–bunt single and grounder down the line. and i’m sure the guy didn’t touch 3rd.

  39. Smitt Dogg says:

    Did anyone elses cable just go out? this sucks!

    • Mike A. says:

      Mine’s still working, but it did go out earlier, right as it started raining. I unplugged then restarted my box, and it’s been fine since.

  40. Mike A. says:

    Hahahaha. CWS, Georgia vs Miami on ESPN, they come back from commercial, and they show some Omaha pond with a bunch of swans in it. The following exchange occurs:

    Orel Herschiser: “There’s a shot of some swans on the pond, but Miami left some ducks on the pond last inning.”

    Mike Patrick: “You know, I hear swans are mean.”

    OH: “Really? I didn’t know that.”

    MP: “Yeah, they’re mean and stubborn. Just like my ex-wife.”


  41. Mike A. says:

    Yay Robinson. Maybe he should start being used only a pinch hitter. He seems to be pretty good at it.

  42. pete says:

    really joe?

  43. pete says:

    aaaand there we go, good start for fahnzie

  44. Babe's Ghost says:

    this is what I get for saying something nice about Farnsworth

  45. Mike A. says:

    And you people were worried about Farnsworth.

  46. pete says:

    gotta love the anti-jinx

  47. Babe's Ghost says:

    it was the relentless pounding of the opposite side batter’s box that was making me nervous

  48. Mike A. says:

    Everything is dropping in for Damon these days. He’s crazy hot.

  49. pete says:

    nice…should by edwar a nice inning of work w/ a 4 run cushion

  50. Chip says:

    Did they double check that “double” by Betemit? From the Gamday replay, that looked gone

  51. Chip says:

    Good win, and just like that the Yankees are on a roll!

  52. Joey says:

    10 win Moose… sounds weird

  53. Chip says:

    Wow, it’s going to be a good DotF tonight too! McClutchen was dealing!

  54. Rich says:

    I think the team is starting to come together.

  55. eli manning says:

    anyone see tiger’s finish today? o.m.g.

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