Game 80: Who’s your daddy?


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

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Jamal G. says:

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

  2. dkidd says:

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

  3. Mike A. says:

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

  4. Ben C says:

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

  5. Mike A. says:

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

  6. Jon says:

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

  7. Bill N. says:

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

  8. Mike A. says:

    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?

  9. dkidd says:

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

  10. Mike A. says:

    Ponson’s got some giddy-up tonight.

  11. Ben C says:

    ohhhh boyyyyy

  12. BigBlueAL says:

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

  13. Mike A. says:

    Nice nice. Good job getting out of that one.

  14. dkidd says:

    darn it molina! i wanted to see ponson swing away

  15. Jamal G. says:

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

  16. Mike A. says:

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

  17. dkidd says:

    wonder what keith hernandez had to say?

  18. BigBlueAL says:

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

  19. Ben C says:

    coney is right thats just good hitting

  20. Mike A. says:

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

  21. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  22. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  23. Mike A. says:

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

  24. Mike A. says:

    Oh my goodness, Mark Melancon gave up a homerun…

  25. E-ROC says:

    Double steal in the works?

  26. Mike A. says:

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

  27. Mike A. says:

    $10 says Cano swings at the first pitch.

  28. Mike A. says:

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

  29. Mike A. says:

    Hava Molina! Haulin’ ass!

  30. E-ROC says:

    Go Jose!

  31. Jamal G. says:

    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?

    • Mike A. says:

      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 says:

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

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

      Lupe Fiasco sucks ass.

    • Randy Wilkins says:

      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.”

  32. Newman says:

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

  33. Mike A. says:

    Hava muthafuckin’ Molina!

  34. Kelvin says:

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

  35. Jamal G. says:

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

  36. E-ROC says:

    Lets go Abooboo!

  37. A.D. says:

    looks like that arch is okay

  38. Jamal G. says:

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

  39. E-ROC says:

    Abreu should steal second.

  40. Jamal G. says:

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

  41. Mike A. says:

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

  42. Kelvin says:

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

  43. E-ROC says:

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

  44. Smitt Dog says:

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

  45. Jamal G. says:

    Melk man got pwned in that AB.

  46. Mike A. says:

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

  47. Mike A. says:

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

  48. Jamal G. says:

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

  49. Ben C says:

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

  50. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Nobody says sn-eye

    Everyone says ess en why

  51. E-ROC says:

    Who is this Sidney Ponson?

  52. Mike A. says:

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

  53. Jamal G. says:

    Couldn’t let it go could you Pedro?

  54. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  55. Smitt Dog says:

    Johnny beat him…. Jeter!

  56. Jamal G. says:

    One foot away from HR #200.

  57. E-ROC says:

    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.

  58. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    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

    • Jamal G. says:

      You have made every one of these amusing, kudos.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

        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…)

  59. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Omar is reading RAB

  60. E-ROC says:

    Timely hitting is fire.

  61. Jamal G. says:

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

  62. Jamal G. says:

    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!

  63. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I hate those heineken commercials

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

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

      • Jamal G. says:

        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.

  64. Steven S says:

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

  65. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

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

  66. Mike A. says:

    I might be making my way down to that parade.

  67. Jamal G. says:

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

  68. Kelvin says:

    Robbie like its hot!

  69. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    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…

  70. LiveFromNewYork says:

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

  71. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Sidney looks like a drunk.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

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

      • LiveFromNewYork says:

        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).

  72. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  73. BigBlueAL says:

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

  74. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  75. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

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

  76. LiveFromNewYork says:

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

  77. Mike A. says:

    +2 points for Michael Kay calling himself fat.

  78. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Chad Moeller at first.

    • Mike A. says:

      “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’.

  79. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Andy. I always liked you.

  80. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  81. BigBlueAL says:

    So how about Danilo Ganilleri…..

  82. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  83. LiveFromNewYork says:


  84. LiveFromNewYork says:

    why do the yankees hate me?

  85. BigBlueAL says:

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

  86. Josh K says:

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

  87. LiveFromNewYork says:

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

  88. Rich says:

    I guess Sid gets another start…

  89. BigBlueAL says:

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

  90. Bill says:

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

  91. McCaff says:

    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.

  92. McCaff says:

    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.

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