Game 80: Who’s your daddy?

How did the Yanks get to Ponson?
I have DotF Title writer's block

15-6 don’t mean nuttin’ now. New game, clean slate. Let’s do this.

The front line:

1. Johnny Damon, LF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Jason Giambi, 1B
6. Robbie Cano, 2B
7. Melky Cabrera, CF
8. Jose Molina, C
9. Sidney Ponson, SP

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How did the Yanks get to Ponson?
I have DotF Title writer's block
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    You know what’s great about a close game between the Yankees and the Mets? You hear cheering no matter what.

  • dkidd

    if vanover was behind the plate for game 1 giese wouldn’t have walked a single batter

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

    They’re cheering Delgado now, but if he strikes out they’ll boo him instantly.

  • Ben C

    Can’t complain about that inning. I’m still holding my breath though.

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

    Did Melky just lay off an 0-2 fastball over his head? Improvement!

  • Jon

    Did anybody else notice that they called up Igawa for Ohlendorf?

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

      Phew, good thing they got that lefty in the pen.

  • Bill N.

    My dad just told me they said on the radio sent olie down and brought up kei any truth to that ?

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

      Yes, that move was made.

      • Bill N.

        Wow kick to the groin region

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

    I didn’t get to see the first game because I was at work, but did they boo Trot Nixon whenever he came to the plate?

  • dkidd

    what’s the record for number of runs given up in a doubleheader?

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

    Ponson’s got some giddy-up tonight.

  • Ben C

    ohhhh boyyyyy

  • BigBlueAL

    Ponson baby!! Say what you will about him, but he has been throwing 91-94 mph so far with good movement.

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

      Yes I’ve seen, thought that he was lost a lot more stuff and was 89-91MPH, good to see.

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

    Nice nice. Good job getting out of that one.

  • dkidd

    darn it molina! i wanted to see ponson swing away

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

    You see, don’t blame Kyle Farnsworth next time. Weirder things have happened.

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

    You see that folks? Always take the sure out, never screw around with that “drop it and go for the double play” junk.

  • dkidd

    wonder what keith hernandez had to say?

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

      He probably said that Delgado shot the clown.

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

      He said it was a good idea especially since Sir Sidney did not run but he should have been backing up as the ball was dropping.

  • BigBlueAL

    Just wanted to be sure, Pedro this season has a 6.08 ERA and a 1.703 WHIP right.

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

      And he gives up 1.50 HR per 9 IP.

  • Ben C

    coney is right thats just good hitting

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

    Sidney Ponson obviously has the guts to pitch in the New York.

    • Ben C

      agreed. the stuff is there hes just gotta find the strike zone

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

      Heh, I see what you did there.

    • BigBlueAL

      Didnt Chacon have th guts to pitch in NY in 2005?? I hear he is available……

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

    Sir Sidney damn sure has used up every bit of Arubian magic he can muster to get out of these jams in the second and third innings.

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

    Anybody know if they actually arrested any suspects in that case where the college girl vacationing in Aruba disappeared? Or if they ever found out exactly what happened to her?

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

      Why you gotta be bringing down a happy game thread like that?

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

        I have no idea why I pictured you sounding like Riley from “The Boondocks” but I’m still laughing.

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

    Ooooooo good trivia question. Strawberry obviously, maybe Jose Vizcaino? Not sure on the other…

    • Ben C

      thank GOD for the whose your daddy chant… anyone else hear that?

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

      2 for 3, not bad. I forgot Ledee played for the G-Men.

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

    Oh my goodness, Mark Melancon gave up a homerun…

    • Newman

      Shoulda traded him when his value was high

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

      I I bet you the Trenton squad were just as stunned when Mariano gave up that HR to David DeJesus.

  • E-ROC

    Double steal in the works?

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

    Let’s see if Pedro can work some of that Ponson magic.

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

    $10 says Cano swings at the first pitch.

    • Newman

      Ding ding ding, we have a winner

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

    They’re walking Melky Cabrera to get to you Jose. That’s the biggest insult possible in baseball. Make’em pay.

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

    Hava Molina! Haulin’ ass!

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

    Woosh!

  • E-ROC

    Go Jose!

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

    Listening to Lupe Fiasco play on the Shea Stadium speakers just now (Superstar was the song) I have to wonder if there is a better album in recent memory than The Cool? For me personally it is among my top three of Marc Anthony’s Valio La Pena and Michael Jackson’s (he is still my favorite artist, no matter what) Thriller. What do you guys think?

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

      I’m not going to think real hard about that, but I went old school and rocked out to Smash by The Offspring on the way home from work. Is there a better punk album from the last 15-20 years? I’m not sure.

    • Randy Wilkins

      there are a couple albums better than that one in recent memory. its a dope album though.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Lupe Fiasco sucks ass.

      • BigBlueAL

        G-Unit’s T.O.S. in stores Tuesday baby!!!!

    • Randy Wilkins

      if you like lupe you should check out the CRS project with him, pharell and kanye. they’re coming out with an album and the video is out. its called “us placers.”

  • Newman

    Is there a more apropeau time to do this?…JOSEEEE, JOSE JOSE JOSEEEEEE, JOSEEEEE, JOSEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

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

    Hava muthafuckin’ Molina!

  • Kelvin

    Which is better, Molina’s arm or Reyes’ legs? JoMo wins this one now. :D

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

    Lmao at “Let’s Go Yankees!”, “Yankees Suck!” chant wars.

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

      Poor Mets’ fans can’t even come up with an original chant.

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

        I loved how at Yankee Stadium our fans didn’t even allow that “Let’s Go Mets!” shit to get started, they just drowned that shit out with a smattering of boos.

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

          The best recent chant I can remember was in Sept. 2006, Yanks playing the Sox, Boston was done, it was obvious they weren’t going to make the playoffs. David Ortiz hit a monster shot, like a 3-R HR to the upper deck late in the game to take the lead, and as he rounded the bases the fans chanted “your sea-son’s o-ver, clap clap, clapclapclap.” Awesome.

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

            Wow, that is amazing. Were you there or did you hear it on YES?

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

              TV. I lived in Cali at the time, so it was probably FOX or ESPN.

          • Kelvin

            My favorite would still be those LOUD “Who’s your daddy chants”. Personal favorite.

            • usty

              Right after that Sheffield first inning 3 run homer. That was amazing.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            I WAS THERE!!!

        • LiveFromNewYork

          I went to the last subway series at the stadium and they (Yankee fans in my section) started doing the Animal House bullshit sneezes when the Lets Go Mets stuff started (they were winning and we were screwing around).

  • E-ROC

    Lets go Abooboo!

  • A.D.

    looks like that arch is okay

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

    LoL at Johnny Damon stepping on home plate and then sliding.

  • E-ROC

    Abreu should steal second.

    • Smitt Dog

      great call

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

    Pedro’s Curveball sure has lost a lot of bite.

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

    Oof, he was out in front by a mile on that one.

  • Kelvin

    tsk! i so want to see an arod hr.hahaha..

  • E-ROC

    What’s your bet this time for Cano, Mike?

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

      I’m late, but I would have bet $20 at 10-1 odds.

  • Smitt Dog

    Can we have sir sidney bean Pedro for old times sake please?

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

      No kidding.

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

    Melk man got pwned in that AB.

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

    Don’t you get the feeling that Pedro in his prime would have schooled Melky in ways that mortal men can not fathom?

    • E-ROC

      That clip would’ve been on YouTube, BBTN, and ESPN Top Ten for the Week that Was.

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

    Wait, did Kay just call it “sny,” as in rhyming with “why”?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      yes. I almost spit out my beer.

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

    The amount of jams that Daisuke Matsuzaka continues to escape due to his control issues just leaves me in awe.

  • Ben C

    ponson either hits his spot perfect or just completely misses every time

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Nobody says sn-eye

    Everyone says ess en why

  • E-ROC

    Who is this Sidney Ponson?

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

    Thanks Sidney, now hit the showers. And make sure you leave some of the postgame spread for the others.

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

    Couldn’t let it go could you Pedro?

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

    Is it just me or is it absolutely pathetic that Gary Cohen is sitting here scoreboard watching the Phillies and Rangers game on June 27th?

  • Smitt Dog

    Johnny beat him…. Jeter!

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

    One foot away from HR #200.

  • E-ROC

    Testing waters much, Mr Girardi? Looks like Ponson is going out for another inning. I guess Girardi wants to make sure Ponson has nothing left.

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

      Yep, he wants to suck every last pitch out of his arm.

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

      Why would you take your starting pitcher out of a game in which you lead 4-0 with a runner on first base, you have a shortened bullpen, and your next day off is July 7th?

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      If Ponson literally pitched himself to death, would you be that mad?

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Jeter and Damon are raking… too bad Ellsbury and Pedroia are still the best top of the order in baseball, huh?

    For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN

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

      You have made every one of these amusing, kudos.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos

        The sad thing is, when I was a kid and ESPN wasn’t as drastically as Anti-Yankee as it is now, I actually looked forward to Gammons’ “Diamond Cutters.” If I turned on SportsCenter and he was just going off, I’d sit there and watch the whole fucking show again (or try and time it perfectly) just to get Peter’s supreme nuggets of wisdom.

        It’s crazy to think that ESPN was once not a satellite of the Red Sox PR department (and that this actually occurred during Charley Stiener’s employ…)

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Omar is reading RAB

  • E-ROC

    Timely hitting is fire.

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

    Coming into this season weren’t a lot of people predicting Mike Mussina’s 2008 season thus far for Pedro Martinez and vice versa?

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2008 New York Yankees 4-man postseason rotation:
      1) Joba Chamberlain
      2) Mike Mussina’s reanimated corpse
      3) Sidney Ponson
      4) Sterling Hitchcock

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Might as well through Alfred Hitchcock in there

        • LiveFromNewYork

          throw

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

    New York is set to beat Dallas in yet another professional playoff football game. Who cares if it’s Arena Football, Terrell Owens might still cry!

    • E-ROC

      “He’s my QB, man. That’s my QB.”

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Other than winning the SB, making TO cry is my favorite flashback from last year.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I hate those heineken commercials

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Yeah, and that whole “bend the bullet” bullshit has officially cemented it: I’m never going to see “Wanted”.

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

        That’s what I thought but I went to a private screening, it is great. Don’t be fooled because I was reluctant to see it as well, trust me it is good.

  • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steven S

    Wow, another grounder for Ponson.
    I don’t know, did he earn another start? He was awful the first three but excellent ever since.

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

      He was walking on egg shells the first 3 innings, but he’s been shoving it since.

    • BigBlueAL

      Another start??? He should be the permanent 4th/5th starter until further notice. Giese should be back in the bullpen to be the long man.

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

        Jeff Karstens had him self his second straight good start, maybe Darrell Rasner needs to watch his back.

      • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steven S

        Hawkins and Igawa out. Giese to long-man. Robertson up. Rasner and Ponson start until further notice (trade, Horne, Aceves, Karstens, McCutchen). Sound good?

        • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steven S

          Igawa was likely just a one day thing in case Ponson was awful, right?

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos

            Brian Cashman doesn’t teabag the ladies, he potato-sacks them.

        • Kelvin

          sounds good to me.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Now that Mike Francesca doesn’t have to split a paycheck with Chris Russo, apparently he’s investing in hair plugs and Botox.

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

    I might be making my way down to that parade.

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

    Was Cano out in front of that pitch? It looked so in his follow through.

  • Kelvin

    Robbie like its hot!

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    When I saw that CW11 promo, all I could think of was Ron, Brick, Brian and Champ looking away every time Veronica looked at the camera…

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

    Hava Molina!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It’s a cliche because it’s said so much.

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

      I’m glad someone else picked up on that. Momentum is only as important as tomorrow’s pitcher … I think.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        momentum is as momentum does and life is a box of chocolates.

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

          Life is like a box of chocolates, all the good ones are gone by time you get to pick.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            and the rest have teeth marks

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Sidney looks like a drunk.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      I was thinking that Sidney looks like the fat kid on the Little League team, all grown up… and drunk.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        like that kid in high school who gets drunk and throws up in class. Just that big fat disgusting guy who is laughing and fighting (sometimes simultaneously).

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

    Mike you asked which punk rock album has been real good in recent memory right? Well I don’t know if you listen to Paramore but their Riot! album basically headlines my iTunes “Most Played” play-list.

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

      Eh, I didn’t like it. Strike Anywhere’s “Change is a Sound” is another all-time great.

      • Joe

        You have to consider Rise Against’s “Revolutions Per Minute” to be a good punk album in recent memory IMO.

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

          That’s another good one, although I thought The Unraveling was better.

  • BigBlueAL

    How the hell did Abreu hit that pitch that hard!?!?

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

    The displeasure and frustration being shown by SNY’s announcing crew is hilarious. All you hear are a bunch of sighs and grunts every time the Yanks get a run here or there.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      is the game on sn-eye as well?

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

        Yeah, CW-11.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          I’m going to watch this version for a while. They’re now complaining about the length of the day. We had to watch baseball for like 13 hours!

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos

      I haven’t seen and Englishman take a blow like that since Hugh Grant!

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Farnsworth in with a 9 run lead… is there time for me to call Vegas and lay $100 on a two run homer here?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Is sny blurrier than YES? the picture is so weird.

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

      Yeah their TV feed has been screwed all night. In the first couple of innings they were showing the CW-11 HD feed on SDTVs. According to Gary Cohen they are about ten minutes away from working their 17th hour today so I’ll give them a break.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        poor babies.

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

          No, not the announcing crew I meant the behind the scenes people who actually do some real work.

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

    +2 points for Michael Kay calling himself fat.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Chad Moeller at first.

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

      “Please don’t hit the ball to me, please don’t hit the ball to me, please don’t hit the ball to me…”

      But seriously, whatever it takes to keep that ML paycheck comin’.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Andy. I always liked you.

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

    Say what you want about the YES TV crew about Michael Kay and the endless pool of people they have announcing the game but at least they don’t just stop talking if the Yankees are being blow out.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I know it. I thought the same thing. The sn-eye guys are a bunch of whiners.

  • BigBlueAL

    So how about Danilo Ganilleri…..

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

      Did you hear about his nickname?

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

        Rocky Balboa is the Italian Stallion.

      • BigBlueAL

        The Rooster.

        • BigBlueAL

          Hey is there a Knicks blog site like this one???? or at least almost as good as you guys that you go to???? only one I go to once in awhile is knickerblogger.net but i would love to have a Knicks site like this one to go to.

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

            I could care less about his big cock, he better be able to play (although how can you not root for the Big Cock!!!!)

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

    LoL, Hideki Okajima sucks. Boston leads 4-0 in the 8th inning at Houston and Terry Francona still has to go to Jonathan Papelbon for the four out save.

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

      Did Okajima really give up a homer to Reggie Abercrombie? Oof, that’s bad dude.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT GIRL?

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

      ?

      • LiveFromNewYork

        she was wearing a yankees jersey and a mets cap

  • LiveFromNewYork

    why do the yankees hate me?

  • BigBlueAL

    Igawa is in!!!!! Tell Mo to start warming up….

  • Josh K

    Nice job Yanks. Looks like Ponson drank just enough beer to get through 6. Nice work!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Perhaps I have mentioned this: IGAWA IS NOT A MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER

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

      He just plays on one TV.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I swear I saw my life flash before my eyes.

  • Rich

    I guess Sid gets another start…

  • BigBlueAL

    How bout getting 7 combined shutout innings from Ponson and Igawa!!!! Is there a full moon tonight??????

  • Bill

    So I’ve been watching MMA on HDNet and missed a lot of the yanks game, how’d Igawa look?

  • McCaff

    I was at the game at Shea, and i forgot how much of an circus it is there. Shooting t shirts, dancing on the dugouts, baseball headed mascots. I feel sick.

  • McCaff

    Oh and the guy next to me tried convincing me that 1) Derek Jeter was over rated. And 2) The mets won the world series in 2000. He had a better chance of convincing me of number 2.