Game 149: Closing in on the Iron Horse


Thanks to his 6 for 7 effort in yesterday’s day-nighter, Yankees’ captain Derek Jeter sits a mere three hits behind Lou Gehrig for the most hits in Yankee Stadium history. Considering he’s hit .364-.440-.591 against Edwin Jackson in his career, it’s not out of the question that Jeter could tie, and perhaps even pass Gehrig’s record this afternoon.

In a season where there’s not much left to cheer for, Derek’s pursuit of history comes right when the fans need something to root for. Every time he steps to the plate from here on out will be soundtracked by a thunderous DER-EK JE-TER clap clap clapclapclap chant, and if you’ve ever been in the Stadium for one of those, you know how cool it is. Go get’em Cap’n.

1. Damon, LF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Giambi, 1B
4. A-Rod, DH
5. Nady, RF
6. Cano, 2B
7. Pudge, C
8. Ransom, 3B
9. Gardner, CF – yay

And on the mound for the 5th straight start for the first time since 2005, Carl Pavano.

Notes: Phil Hughes has officially been named the starter for Wednesday’s game against the ChiSox says PeteAbe, happy days … Joe Girardi wants Brian Cashman to return … Yanks win today and they’ll be just 10 GB of the Rays for the division lead with 12 games to go … Double-A Trenton is one win away from it’s second consecutive Eastern League Championship, but more on that later

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Mike A. says:

    Lively thread today, eh?

  2. Mike A. says:

    Please stop bunting in the first inning, Derek. I don’t care if it worked this time.

  3. Jamal G. says:

    I knew the Rams’ secondary sucked, but for the love of God…

  4. Jamal G. says:

    Mike, any explanation as to why Edwin Jackson’s strikeout numbers are so low for a guy with his stuff?

  5. E-ROC says:

    Sorry Mike, it’s NFL Sunday.

  6. Jamal G. says:

    Meaningless four RBI swing.

  7. E-ROC says:

    Clutch’em all!

  8. Ivan says:

    Another season with a .300 AVG, 30+Hr’s, 100RBI’s, 1.000+OPS, .400OBP%+.

    Typical year from A-Rod. Not impress.

  9. Jamal G. says:

    So, how ’bout them ‘Stros?

  10. Ivan says:

    Joel Sherman is right, why did the yanks invest to this guy A-Rod.

  11. E-ROC says:

    Mike, are u going to put a live game thread for the Jets game? If so, be sure to invite Pete Abe.

  12. Ivan says:

    I gonna write this down, A-Rod will be your AL MVP in 09. Look for the odd #’s.

  13. UpStateYank says:

    This is really directed towards anyone because I’m not quite sure how the loss of picks work. Everyone has been worrying about how we might lose our first round pick next year if we sign a big name FA, but wouldn’t we have another guaranteed first round pick for the non-signing of Gerrit Cole?

    • Mike A. says:

      Yep, the comp pick for Cole is protected. They only way they could lose it was if MLB took it as punishment for Hank tampering, which is highly unlikely.

      • That’s not just “highly unlikely”… that’s totally unprecedented, and Hank could probably sue for an injunction against the commissioners office and win.

        I still have yet to find any evidence of a team being docked a draft pick for tampering. Does anybody know of one?

  14. Ivan says:

    Austin Jackson not a surprise, was ranked the best defensive outfielder in the Eastern League last week.

  15. UpStateYank says:

    Thanks Mike. I know this was mentioned sometime before but any idea roughly where this pick will fall? I think this fact make the thought of “tanking for draft picks” even more implausible.

  16. Mike A. says:

    If A-Rod was playing third, the feed to Cano would have been on the money and they would have turned two. It’s A-Rod’s fault Cano didn’t get the call and nearly hurt himself right there.

  17. Jamal G. says:

    Matt Forte, NFL OROY.

  18. Mike A. says:

    I bet if Jeter spent a game sitting out in the bleachers, the Creatures would treat him like any other fan.

  19. Ivan says:

    what happen there.

  20. Mike A. says:

    Carl Pavano, singlehandedly trying to improve the Yanks’ record in 1 run games.

    • Steve H says:

      It’s pretty funny, A-Rod’s slam does not fall into ANY “clutch” categories, yet like you said, it’s NOW a one run game, thanks to the slam, instead of being down 3.

  21. Jamal G. says:

    It’s one thing to get picked apart by the QB, but when Derrick Ward is running over people, that’s scary.

  22. Ivan says:

    Hey Mike would you make this deal straight up,

    A-Jax for LaPorta.

    • Mike A. says:

      Yeah. The only thing that Ajax has on LaPorta is defense at an up-the-middle position. LaPorta’s such a lock to be impact bat, you just can’t pass that up.

      • Ivan says:

        Personally I wouldn’t do it.

        LaPorta is a DH albeit with a good bat but A-Jax can do alot of things, field at a premium Pos, lots of tools albeit somewhat raw and has the potential to be very good.

        • Steve H says:

          IF A-Jax reaches his full potential, I’d rather have him as well, but there are so many more question marks with him than LaPorta.

  23. Mike A. says:

    Fucking ESPN is going to run the last game at the Stadium with their Joe Morgans and Peter Gammonses and MC Hammer commercials and references to the 2004 Sox … erg.

    It’s for the fans of NY baseball, no one else. It should be a day game.

  24. BigBlueAL says:

    For the Love of Mo please tell me this weekend is the last time we saw Ponson and Pavano start for the Yankees.

  25. Jamal G. says:

    If I was a MVP voter, my A.L. pick would come down between Cliff Lee and Dustin Pedroia. I’d probably go with Pedroia because of the power he is displaying as a Second Basemen.


  26. Ivan says:

    Jeter is just ripping the ball right now.

  27. Jamal G. says:

    Awesome, 8-for-9 for the Cap’n.

  28. E-ROC says:

    Derek is ridiculous right now, but in meaningless games at least for the Yankees.

  29. Jamal G. says:

    Aaron Rodgers: Epic Success.

  30. Mike A. says:

    NHL 09 is awesome. Easily the best sports game I’ve ever played. The gameplay and off-the-field, er, ice stuff is unbelievable. The amateur scouting is better, roster control, everything. And the games go by mad fast, you can sit down for an hour and bang out 4 games. The 82 game season isn’t all that long.

    It’s freaking awesome.

    • Jamal G. says:

      I haven’t played a hockey game since the SEGA Genesis days, and even then I didn’t watch the sport, but damn did I love that game (I think it was Stanley Cup something).

      I’ll download the demo, you have piqued my interest about this game.

      • Mike A. says:

        Dude, if you want to send a vet to minors, you have to actually pass him through waivers first. The salary cap is 100% accurate, down to max & min player salaries, for both vets and rooks.

        It’s awesome. Takes about an hour to DL demo though.

  31. E-ROC says:

    The Colts are being dominated on both sides of the ball, yet they are down by only two field goals. Brad Childress may want to open the play book, instead of playing not to lose.

  32. Ivan says:

    If you the #1 pick in the NFL, who would you guys take?

  33. Jamal G. says:

    Anyone else brimming with excitement about David Price’s debut?

  34. Mike A. says:

    That pitch was only 92. He can’t succeed in the bigs at that velocity. Bust.

  35. Ivan says:

    Jesus christ Giambi is awful.

  36. Mike A. says:

    Lazy play there. Floyd’s hustle and Nady/Cano’s lack of it shows why these teams are where they are.

  37. Jamal G. says:

    Three TD Passes and not one to Greg Jennings? Fuck you, Aaron Rodgers.

  38. Ivan says:

    Speaking of NFL, where would guys rank that trade that SD made to get LT, Merriman and Bress for Vick? Top 5 in NFL history?

  39. mascot says:

    I’ve fallen out of love with Nady very quickly.

  40. Ivan says:

    What a lazy and non-chalant play by Cano.

  41. Mike A. says:

    I would trade IPK & Melky for Price.

  42. Mike A. says:

    You know what’s good for your fantasy team? Touchdowns.

    • Mike A. says:

      My top two RB’s have a combined 41 yds on 19 rushes. Ugh.

      • ugh, I got tied up with shit this weekend and kept forgetting to change my lineup in my other league in response to the BAL-HOU game postponement. I still had Willis McGahee starting, and didn’t log in until halftime of the 1:00pm games, so i couldn’t swap in Rudi Johnson since his game already started.

        I had to go with Andre Hall in Denver… hopefully, Shanahan lets him vulture a TD or two.

  43. Jamal G. says:

    If you were the Rays, would you give a couple starts to David Price and slide him into the postseason rotation? It’s not like Edwin Jackson and Andy Sonnanstine have any October experience, or even a considerable amount of successful Major League experience.

    **Disregard the fact that Price is ineligible for the postseason roster.**

    • Mike A. says:

      They can make up another Percival injury to get him on the postseason roster. That’s how the Halos got K-Rod on the 2002 postseason roster.

    • Steve H says:

      He could be eligible, as long as he replaces an injured player on the 25 man roster.

    • Jamal G. says:

      OK, we got the roster thing figured out, so can you guys answer the question? ;)

      • Mike A. says:

        He’s at ~120 IP after throwing 133 at Vandy last year. None of the Rays’ SP are in danger of blowing past the 30 IP increase rule, so there’s no obvious candidate to take out.

        I think they might be better off using him as a 2 inning setup man for the rest of the year, then let him start next year.

      • Steve H says:

        Haha. I was thinking as I replied that I wasn’t answering the question. Either Jackson or Sonnanstine won’t be in the rotation anyway, I think I’d keep Price in the pen. With the days off between games, you could probably get a few 2 inning performances out of him per series.

  44. Ivan says:

    Lets Go Derek.

  45. Ivan says:

    didn’t Miller made his MLB debut last season at yankee stadium?

  46. Jamal G. says:

    Hey YES, can you not cut into the AB with crowd shots? Kthanxbye.

  47. Mike A. says:

    Wow. Just wow. Only in Yankee Stadium.

  48. Ivan says:

    Derek Jeter just keep wowwing ya.

  49. Jamal G. says:


    DE-REK JE-TER!!!

    DE-REK JE-TER!!!!

  50. Mike Pop says:

    Jeter is God son !! Omg !!!!!

  51. Ivan says:

    Price will remember this for his career.

  52. Jamal G. says:

    Damn, if I hadn’t of went out last night, I would’ve been sitting in that section.

  53. Mike Pop says:

    9 hits in 10 at bats man my god

  54. Ivan says:

    this has been truly a cool game.

  55. Ivan says:

    Congrads DJ.

  56. Jamal G. says:

    Indy is looking like a punk bitch.

  57. Jamal G. says:

    Oh man, what if DJ does the unthinkable and hits for the _____ to break the record?

    **I’m treating it like a no-no, so don’t be the one to ruin it and say something.**

  58. Jamal G. says:

    LoL @ the crowd groaning.

  59. Ivan says:

    OMG, you can’t make this up.

  60. Mike A. says:

    And cue the Pavano jokes…

  61. E-ROC says:

    HOLY…..SHIT! Anybody watching the Colts game?

  62. Joey H says:

    THISSSS cock sucker. just pitch thru it, shitt who cares man. if i stopped playing sports every time i had a little pain i would never play. first his mechanics are horrible for his hips and neck beside the fact,

  63. Chip says:

    If Jeter hits for the cycle to break the record, this is going to be quite the interesting game. A-Rod slam, Price’s debut, Pavano leaving the Yankee mound for the last time in such a perfect way and of course Jeter

  64. Jamal G. says:

    Aaron Rodgers is a prick, how does Greg Jennings have 5-for-107 but no TD catches?

  65. Ivan says:

    Wow talk about close on that TD run.

  66. Jamal G. says:

    Devin Hester is being carted into the tunnel.

  67. Joey H says:

    why not switch betemit and ransom put wilson at second?

  68. Mike Pop says:

    Im not just saying this becuz of that catch but i would like to see Gardner alot in CF next year

    • Joey H says:

      no im with you. he has a superb idea of how to field his position. he has an average arm but his range is tremendous and he can certainly dive for a ball.

  69. Ivan says:

    Indy get a turnover.

  70. Bad news: I’m in the DC metro today and thus, can’t watch the Yankee game since it’s not on TV here.

    Good news: I do get to watch the Saints-Redskins game, and the Redskin Cheerleaders are the best in the league, bar none.

  71. Mike Pop says:

    im getting beat 63 to 19 but i got t jones edge and romo left to go

  72. Mike A. says:

    This Daniel Price kid has a chance.

  73. Jamal G. says:

    Kenny Phillips, I love ya, but catch the fucking ball next time.

  74. Ivan says:

    Marte has really starting to pitch well for a while now.

  75. The Redskins were trailing the Saints 17-9 when they scored a TD to make the score 17-15. Naturally, they went for two to try and tie the game; the conversion attempt failed. Later, Reggie Bush scores on a punt return and the Saints get 7 more to make the score 24-15, making it a two score edge for NO.

    What Brian Billick just said on the heels of that Bush TD, regarding the earlier decision to go for two:

    “If what you did worked, it was the right decision. If what you did didn’t work, it was the wrong decision.”

  76. Jamal G. says:

    Joe Girardi to Damaso Marte: “Hey LeRoy, get your ASS in gear!”

  77. Jamal G. says:

    Final Sunday afternoon game at Yankee Stadium and no Ronan Tynan?

  78. Jamal G. says:

    The Vikings are begging the Colts to tie that game up.

  79. Jamal G. says:

    Mike Cameron with another 25-HR season.

    Sign him as a stop-gap and insurance for Rocco Baldelli until Austin Jackson arrives?

  80. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    The aerial assault between KC/OAK is unbelievable.

  81. Ivan says:

    Wouldn’t be a Jeter day without a GIDP

  82. Mike A. says:

    Paul O’Neill: “You don’t see Derek Jeter hit into too many double plays.”

    Not when you only work 10 games a year, Paulie.

  83. Jamal G. says:

    Justin Tuck is the fucking man.

  84. Chip says:

    You know this Price kid has a great fastball. I think the D-Rays should forget this starter thing (besides they already have plenty!) and just put him in the bullpen. Just think, he could be the next Rivera!

  85. Chip says:

    Bruney with the 97 mph HEAT!

  86. Jamal G. says:

    LoL @ the Jints’ D-Line coach. FOX had video of him pissed at the D-Line at the start of a play, cursing up a storm. Then at the eend of the video they had him running down the sideline as Justin Tuck ran an INT back for a TD, cursing up a storm.

  87. Mike A. says:

    Check out Little G.

  88. Jamal G. says:

    Brett Gardner: Doesn’t Have A Personal Hair Stylist

  89. Ivan says:

    Francoer hitting .233 this season with a .294 OBP. Yikes.

  90. Jamal G. says:

    Calvin Johnson, best pass-catcher in the NFL by the 2011 season?

    Eat it, St. Louis.

  91. Ivan says:

    The AL EAST might turn into a pitching division with arms like Price, Joba, Lester, Buchholz, Hughes, Kazmir and McGowan and the arms that Baltimore has.

    Might be the best division with young arms.

  92. Jamal G. says:

    How about Carolina? Last week they win on a last-second TD, this week they win on a 4th & Short defensive stop.

  93. Mike A. says:

    Jets game thread is up if anyone cares.

  94. Jamal G. says:

    God Damn, the Vikings literally pissed this game away.

  95. Mike A. says:

    “Hey Melky, go play RF this last inning and watch Brett Gardner take your job.”

  96. Chip says:

    This is the fastest outfield in the majors right now

  97. Mike Pop says:

    LOL @ Ayala

  98. Ivan says:

    Mets Bullpen does what it does best.

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