Jun
18

Game 72: The achin’ Yankees

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While the core of the Yankee lineup has recently been hitting the tar out of the baseball, Hideki Matsui has not. In 57 June plate appearances, Matsui is batting .260/.351/.340 with just two extra-base hits. He’s hit just one home run since May 18.

Matsui has always been something of a streaky hitter, but something larger seems to be up. Hideki is not in the Yankee lineup tonight, and his left knee is under examination. Matsui, according to PeteAbe, will get his knee drained and may be heading for the MRI tube. He’s definitely not available for tonight’s contest, and I’m sure he’ll be sitting during tomorrow afternoon’s game as well. The good news, at least, is that this is not the same knee Matsui got surgically repaired last year.

The Yankees can ill afford another injury right now, and they will take every precaution possible with Matsui and his balky knees. The hot-hitting Jason Giambi gets the start at DH, and the swing-at-everything Wilson Betemit will attempt to man the first-base bag.

On the hill tonight is Darrell Rasner. Once the Cinderella story of the season, Rasner has struggled — or is that regressed? — a bit over this last four outings. He is 0-4 with a 5.09 ERA over that span, and he’s allowed 31 hits in 23 innings. He’s keeping the walks down and the strike outs up, but opponents are hitting .326/.356/.495 off of him. We need the good Darrell Rasner to re-emerge, and the weak-hitting Padres may be just the key. San Diego countering with Jake Peavy, one of the few legitimate stars on the team.

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Betemit 1B
Cabrera CF

Rasner P

Game Notes: The Yankees have re-signed Sidney Ponson. Sir Sidney finds himself in Scranton for now but could start one of the games of next Friday’s Subway Series double header.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com Bruno

    FIRST! I hope the rain doesn’t F this up. I’m loving me some Giambi right now, picked him up on my fantasy team as soon as he hit that walkoff and have been enjoying the ride ever since.

    • Joey

      this ain’t PeteAbe’s comments, no FIRST!!! necessary ;-) But the Giambi comment is welcome

  • Chip

    Well for those of you who are praying for Brett Gardner to get a start, we might just yet see it. Even if he doesn’t go on the DL, we might see Gardner up in case we have a situation like in Houston where a guy needs a day off but we don’t want to see Matsui in left

  • Rich

    What’s are Rasner’s numbers for the first three losses, excluding the clunker last time out?

    • Dave P.

      off the top of my head not bad at all.

      Gave up one run in six innings in aloss to Baltimore.
      Gave up two runs in 8 innings in a loss to KC.
      Gave up like 4runs in 5 or 6 innings against the Twinkies.

      • Rich

        Yea, that’s what I remember. He deserved wins in at least two of those; I’m not worried about him.

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

    I’m glad I didn’t go to the game tonight, if the game gets called I would’ve been pissed. Taking the train from Bronx to Brooklyn after a loss is aggravating enough, can’t imagine how I would feel going back and forth after a rain-out.

  • BigBlueAL

    Package just says rain delay, any word on a possible start time???

    • A.D.

      I know it blowed through my area in 30-40 min, they said around 7:45-8

  • Nefarious jackson

    just read over at pinstripesPlus a posting that says BA reported Chris straight outta Compton Smith just signed… don’t have BA myself so can’t double check, maybe one of you fellas that do can

    with DeLeon the GCL yanks could have a kickin outfield

    • Chip

      Yeah but that’s a LOOOONG ways down the road, a lot can go wrong with these guys before that

      • Brian

        Wait. How is that a long way away? GCL starts tomorrow.
        I don’t suppose Smith will play tomorrow necessarily, but Smith, Urena, and DeLeon could be the outfield, right?

        • Chip

          My bad, I misread it to say that we’ll have a great outfield for the Yankees soon

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

      Chris Smith indeed is signed according to NoMass’ draft blog who contacted a West Coast source of their own to confirm BA’s reports.

      http://www.nomaas.org/draft/?p=65

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

        According to PeteAbe Smith signed for slot money. I know he was not highly, highly regarded as a sign-ability guy but to sign for slot money with a scholarship to USC? Seems odd but I’m not complaining.

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

          Chris Smith seems to be the flavor of the week. It’s like, people are down because the Yanks didn’t take any big-name signability guys, so they’re making Smith out to be more than he is. So he hit .708 in high school, that and $1 will buy him a cup of coffee somewhere.

          • A.D.

            Flavor of the week or not, he’s got a ride to USC, figure he could have propped the offer up somewhat

    • A.D.

      Smith hit .708 in HS, with a 1.361 slugging %…decent, though Shawn Dunston hit something like .770 his senior year of hs

      • RustyJohn

        Damn, Dunston…I remember being in high school and watching WGN listening to Harry Carey rave about him. Where is Shawn now? Where is Harry now? All we are is dust in the wind. You’re my boy, Blue.

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

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    Richie Sexson possible DFA candidate? It would be cool if Yanks can ink him to a minor-league deal, his strikeout numbers are too appalling for a bench job.

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

      Shelley > Sexson

      • mustang

        Yeah, OK

        Not even close.
        Sexson can actually play first.

        • RustyJohn

          The Seattle bureau of River Ave Blues can tell you straight up- stay the fuck away from Sexson. They “tinkered with his stance”- overall he is hitting like .218 with 9 homers, but since his stance tinkering, he hasn’t had a homer since May 24th- in fact, he hasn’t had an extra-base hit since May 24th. His new open stance approach has turned him into a .270 opposite field singles hitter since then.

          Question- if the worst team in baseball is going to DFA a player making $14 million a year and eat his salary, shouldn’t that be an indication that he sucks?

          • mustang

            Maybe Long can fix the problem. He is going to be a bench guy and adefensive replacement. I think for minor league deal it’s worth it.

          • mustang

            Also the fact that he would go from Seattle to NY might help.

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

          But he doesn’t bring spark and energy.

          And I forgot how good Sexson is defensively.

          • RustyJohn

            Lol…yes, that is what is so perplexing about the Mariners- they have such great chemistry and energy, Bavasi couldn’t understand why they sucked.

            Watching Sexson play defense at first is a bit like going to a little league field and watching six year olds attempting to coordinate hand and eye.

            • mustang

              I guess you haven’t seen Shelley play first.

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

                Get over it. Shelley’s not even with the big league club right now. Richie Sexson is an overpaid, immobile, crappy baseball player. His last good season was 2006; he last great season was 2005. Why would we need yet another guy on the wrong side of 32 clogging up the bench?

                • mustang

                  There is nothing to get over. He will cost nothing if he gets released and at least he has had some good years. Maybe they catch lightning in a bottle if it doesn’t work let him go who cares. I guess what they should have on the bench is a young guy that high fives everyone real hard and doesn’t have position.
                  Oh, sorry.

          • A.D.

            Yeah Sexson was always a bat guy…

    • mustang

      I agree.

  • dan

    I’m pretty sure I saw Ponson at an AA meeting earlier this month

  • Mark B

    Not happy to see the Yanks sign such a major a-hole like Ponson.

    Even with Wang out, I didn’t think we were that desperate up and would use a stop gap from the minors. Guess I was wrong…..

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

      Sidney Ponson is a stop gap from the minors and is the best stop gap we probably have right now. He was decent this season, don’t write him off because of makeup issues, those are worthless 90% of the time IMO.

      • RustyJohn

        I would like it if there were a tough old Marine like Hank Bauer who could play on every MLB team and just bitch slap a-holes like Ponson when they get out of line. Wait- can we use Farnsworth for this?

      • mustang

        Agree.
        4-1 ERA around 4 for Texas they could do a lot worst.
        Igawa

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

          Ponson had a 1.56 WHIP and a 4.09 Kper9. He was one lucky mofo in Texas.

          • mustang

            Your right, but maybe with the Yankees offense he might be ok.
            Anything not to see Igawa again.
            It’s just patch work anyway he is not the final answer.

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

              Heh, agreed. A.B.I. Anybody but Igawa.

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

    Jose Tabata hit a homerun. It’s going to be a good night.

  • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

    Yeah we also signed 33 round pick Tom Baldridge out of Coastal Carolina(PA). It’s the 2nd straight year we got someone out of CC dating back to last year when we got Chris Raber.

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

    Homer Bailey sent down, 22-year-old Darryl Thompson the likely starter Saturday against the Bombers. Have anything on Mr. Thompson, Mike?

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

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

      Thompson will be the best player to come out of that horrific Kearns-Lopez-Wagner for Bray-Majewski monster deal a few years back. Don’t know anything about him though, he’s not exactly a budding superstar.

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

        Brendan Harris was the other player that went to Cincy in that deal, I forgot who the last player was earlier.

    • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

      He’s a kid, 23 years old, drafted by the Expos in ’03 I believe. Then traded to Cincy. He’ll be making his debut.

      http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....pson.shtml

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

    Game’s starting.

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

    Jody Gerut sucks.

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

      LoL.

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

    In 2004 Oliver Perez pitched 196-innings, in those 196-innings he K’ed 239 and posted a 239:81 K:BB. He also posted a WHIP of 1.15 and a *ERA+ of 145. Christopher Russo argues against Jon Heyman’s belief of Perez having a great year by saying “HE WAS 12-10!!1!11!!!!111!”. Can it get much better than that? Lmao.

    *”McBase-Hit”? Fuck you, Michael Kay.

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

      BTW, the segment with Jon Heyman is up on http://www.wfan.com if you want to hear that for yourself, you can’t help but laugh.

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

        Sorry, but those idiots make me want to rip my ears off.

  • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

    1st and 2nd no outs!

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

    That kid in the hoodie is the epitome of “gay emo”, LoL.

  • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

    Wow. The Padres are horrible.

  • Pedro

    A-Rod sitting breaking pitch. Ugly.

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

    D-Ras is dealin’ yo.

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

    When David Cone says he drinks “half a gallon of coffee” who here is not the least bit surprised?

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

    Paul McAnulty plays the outfield like Ruben Sierra.

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

    Send down Cano!1!1!!!! Give Alberto Gonzalez more At-Bats!!11!!

    • Casper

      Jamal… To be fair, coming into tonight Cano was hitting .230 and OPSing .605. I’m not one of the people who called for Cano to be demoted or anything like that, but it’s a little unfair to get on people who have been less than satisfied with his performance thus far. Being down on Cano was not unreasonable.

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

    The Yankees have scored 26-unanswered runs. Michael Kay says “I guess you need hitting and you need pitching.” Thank you for that Mr. Kay, that is just great.

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

    Johnny D is redic right now.

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

    You see, a good centerfielder starts charging in as soon as the catcher throws the ball on the steal attempt. If Gerut breaks in sooner, instead of standing around, Damon’s still standing on second.

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

    I think we need to create a new statistic for the Padres starting pitchers, Strikeouts-to-Run Support ratio. Any bets on Jake Peavy’s K:RS tonight?

  • A.D.

    Are the Padres this cheap that their lineup is mainly made of back-ups

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

      Lots of injuries. Iguchi’s hurt, Kouz is hurt, Bard is hurt, Hairston’s MIA.

  • A.D.

    terrible relay, there goes the unanswered runs streak

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

    Rasner gave up the booming double to the wrong Gonzalez brother.

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

    Michael Kay is way too enamored with pitch counts.

    • A.D.

      Pitch count of 105….so pretty much normal

  • A.D.

    Well Hawk as the long man, means we really shouldn’t see him in high leverage situations

  • A.D.

    Perhaps the vintage Rasner is starting to re-emerge

  • A.D.

    Monster shot

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

    That was majestic.

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

      :D

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

    If that wasn’t majestic, I don’t know what is. My God.

  • A.D.

    Wow, unlucky

  • Mike R.

    That Rodriguez kid is pretty good. Maybe we should tie him up long term.

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

    Trivia answer: Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson … need two more

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

      Webb and Pedro. Booya.

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

        Damn, stupid Glavine. I figured it was Maddux because he’s won so many damn Cy’s.

  • A.D.

    A-Rod is locked in defensively

  • Matt M.

    betemit striking out? what a shocker…

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

    Stanford is 3 innings from bouncing the #1 team in all the land.

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

    what an annoying laugh…

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

    Nice job by Rasner gutting it out for 5 innings. Ohlendorf-Farns-Veras-Mo time.

  • A.D.

    With Yankeeography ’98 set to premiere I remember watching Baseball tonight after the Yanks were 0-3 or 0-4 something like that to start the season, and Dick Schapp goes at their current pace the Yankees will loose 162 games, and Mark McGwire will hit 162 hr, neither are likely to happen… and bam they seemingly don’t loose a series for the rest of the year

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

      Wow, so Baseball Tonight was always stupid and anti-Yankee?

      • A.D.

        Yes, even before they started with “the nation”

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

    haha they had a shot of Spags scratching his balls…lol

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

    After seeing Kobe Bryant in the Championship series can anyone still argue the point that LeBron James was not the NBA MVP? You don’t think with Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol on a team with James could have beaten the Celtics? James did take the Celtics to Game 7 this year with Zydrunas Illgauskas and Daniel Gibson and his two leading regular season scorers.

    That’s cool, didn’t know that Ken Singleton and Doc Rivers were cousins.

    • Chip

      The way Odom and Gasol played, no

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

        True.

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

    The Montreal Canadiens have 24-Championships, that is not far behind the Yankees’ 26-titles.

    • A.D.

      One “brilliant” sox fan tried to convince me that since Boston Univertisy has 27 Beanpot titles the Yankess don’t have the most titles in sports.

      Given the Beanpot has only 4 Teams and 1 school has never won it, it’s not that big of an accomplishment, its easier than a AL East Title

  • A.D.

    Odd the catcher was that far out, then Headley said nothing to him

  • A.D.

    nice insurance

  • Chip

    Edwar for 2, Veras, Mo?

    • A.D.

      Farns will make an appearance

      • Chip

        In that case, let us hope it is not close. Edwar should go two though since he hasn’t pitched in awhile and needed just 9 pitches there

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

    I have no idea who that is pitching for Miami right now on ESPN2, but the Yanks must acquire him to further their monopoly of the fat reliever market.

    • A.D.

      Rich Garces could be brough in as a special pitching coach to the fatties

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

    what fucking loser tools biasedly Republican at Fox

    cut your hair punk

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

      *biased Republicans

  • the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusiness

    That tool from the Fox Business Report is the only person in this world more annoying than Michael Kay.

    • Matt M.

      that spot kinda makes you miss guisseppe franco

      • the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusiness

        Yeah, my mute button is the only thing more valuable than Giuseppe Franco’s reputation.

    • A.D.

      Damn i missed it, i love the Fox busniess report, because the girl obv can’t stand the guy, and they tell us nothing of value

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

      Ben and I were just talking about going there one day to heckle them.

      “Cut your ha-ir, clap clap clapclapclap, cut your ha-ir, clap clap clapclapclap”

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

    Miami is down six in the 8th, they have the bases juiced with nobody out.

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

      Gotta get Drew Storen in there ASAP.

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

        Kudos to Erik Davis. Bases loaded jam in the 8th inning of a CWS game against #1 ranked Miami and you get a sac-fly followed by two K’s swinging, including 3rd RD. pick Blake Tekotte.

    • A.D.

      Stanford wishes they had Gutierrez to shut the door

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

        Hah. Gutierrez has given up like, 10 runs in his last 3 appearances. Storen’s gooder IMO.

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

          They don’t even need Gutierrez or Storen. Erik Davis took care of bi’ness.

          • A.D.

            Yes he did

  • Matt M.

    seems like cone is in the booth every time that edwar pitches

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

    A-Rod is such a dork, who tucks in an Ed Hardy shirt?

    • Casper

      I thought only Brett Michaels and the girls on Rock of Love wear Ed Hardy.

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

        Ed Hardy is the shit man, I have a lot of their trucker hats and a couple hoodies. Expensive as all fuck but hot nonetheless.

        • Casper

          I take it back. I’m lame. Brett Michaels DOES wear a shitload of Ed Hardy though. Just saying.

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

          Dude, trucker hats are so 1999. Heh.

    • McCaff

      i thought the same thing haha

  • McCaff

    grrrr brian giles

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

    Too many Changeups in succession there.

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

      Ignore me.

  • the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusiness

    Not even Yankee Stadium could boo that kid for not throwing it back.

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

    Farns could have done that.

    • Chip

      Farns would have looked worse doing it though. At least the first one was a Stadium job and the second one I just give credit to Gonzalez for because he was all over the pitch down

  • McCaff

    grrr edwar

  • A.D.

    Geez, come on Edwar

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

    Well this sucks. Come on, just four more outs.

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

    Do or die time for the ‘Canes.

    • A.D.

      Nice 2B for Alonso

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

      Miami’s not goin’ without a fight.

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

        Drew Storen is filthy. He reminds me of Robb Nen.

      • A.D.

        Smooth catch by Storen

  • A.D.

    Yanks need to turn the bats back on

    • Chip

      Good start anyway

      • A.D.

        I’ll take it

  • Chip

    Damn, who thinks these Yankees look old and slow now?

    • Chip

      And A-Rod will probably steal second here as well

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

    Wow, what a crappy way for your season to end. Sucks for Miami.

  • A.D.

    So are they warming up farns when veras was already warming because they scored runs? thus Veras would have only handled the tight score

    • Chip

      And people say Girardi is a bad manager. Veras will be up again soon after that homer though

  • A.D.

    Classic Farns, thanks for helping my fantasy team

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

    Congrats to Mr. Headley on his first career jack, although it shouldn’t count because it was given up by Farnsworth ;)

  • A.D.

    Why did farns go away from the wind-up

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

    Uh oh. Hairston eats clutch situations for breakfast.

  • Chip

    Somebody please tell me either Mo or Veras is up again in the pen

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

      No one was up. That inning was going to be all Farns.

      • Chip

        Scary

  • E-ROC

    LOL, breakout game for the Padres offense. I would expect nothing less against the Yanks.

  • Manimal

    I cringe when farnsworth pitches. Makes me wish that we had a bullpen.

    • Chip

      Our bullpen (outside of our mop-up guys aka Ohlie, Hawkins and Farns) has been pretty good so far. Veras, Edwar, Rivera, Britton (when used) and Giese have done better than we could ever hope. Once we get some guys back in the rotation, get Giese back for the long man, use Ohlie as a one inning guy and DFA Farns and Hawkins, we’ll be good!

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

    I like how Farnsworth’s Slider went from bad, worse, to just plain nasty.

  • Joey

    wait… since when do the Pads score more than 3 runs? I thought its like similar to the law of gravity–the Padres may not score more than 3 runs per 9 innings.

  • jb

    i wonder if edwar ramirez thinks to himself “Ok, thats 3 K’s, better not let them get too used that. Let’s give up some longballs. Ahh, there we go, don’t wanna set that bar too high. Hawkins, come in here and make what I did look better by comparison.”

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

    Padres just can’t catch a fucking break, ah wells.

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

    I honestly can not remember the last time I saw Johnny Damon make an out.

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

      I get your point but it is funny you make that statement when his last out was his previous AB before the 1B.

    • Chip

      If both he and A-Rod keep the averages above .333 I’m going to say the Yankees have a good offensive season

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

        If both he and A-Rod need to keep their averages above .333 for the Yankees to have a good offensive season then that’s a bit scary.

        • Chip

          They don’t NEED to but they’ll carry the team even if Cano and Melky don’t turn it on in the second half

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

    I want MO to get at least one K here just so I can say our closer has a 12:1 K:BB.

    • Chip

      There ya go, Giles was too afraid to even swing at one

  • Chip

    He’s human? I don’t buy it

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

    Mariano Rivera has not allowed a run in save situations (18) this season, come on MO, keep the streak alive!

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

      The streak is alive! 19-save opportunities for Mariano Rivera without giving up a run.

      And I got my K, so that’s a 36:3 K:BB in 35.0-IP.

  • Joey

    Since when does Mo give up hits to mere mortals

  • Joey

    Game. Nice Mo, nice. You is GOD

  • Chip

    There, he made up for the hit by getting a double play

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

    You know, I think it’s time we accept that this is a rebuilding year, and that this team simply is not good enough to win.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Somewhere, Axl just shed a tear.

      PSSSTT, Axl, He’s just kidding.

  • pete

    i thought jeet was supposed to hit into double plays, not turn them
    is A-Rod the batting leader for the AL now?

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

      Yes he is. At a .337 clip he leads Joe Mauer (.332) and Milton bradley (.330, did not play tonight).

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

    Something about Kimberly Jones tells me she will age horribly, and I mean horribly.

    BTW, do you think she went up to Michael Kay and literally told him to cut the shit with the “Lil’ Kim” crap? I would pay to see the reactions of some here at RAB (I’m looking at you Mike) when Kay used to say that.

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

      I don’t remember him ever saying that. I usually change the channel right after the last out is made.

      In other news, the Mets are losing again.

      • E-ROC

        It’s all Willie’s fault.

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

    Oh Oliver Perez, what has thou become?