Game 154: Going Out With A Bang


And so it begins, the final series at Yankee Stadium. It’s only fitting that the Orioles would close out the Stadium, since the Yankees’ franchise came about when the original Baltimore Orioles moved to New York in 1903. The Orioles became the New York Highlanders, who then became the Yankees in 1913. The rest is history.

If Mike Mussina’s send off was any indication of what we can expect these last few games, it’s going to be one exciting weekend. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Yankee baseball the next three days. They won’t disappoint us.

1. Damon, DH
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Nady, LF
7. Cano, 2B – .500-.545-.600 since the benching
8. Pudge, C
9. Gardner, CF – .364-.417-.455 with 2 SB in his last 3 starts

And on the mound, Carl Pavano.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Gardner is just .001 point away from being at a season high.
    Good luck Brett!

  2. Ivan says:

    It seem that Cano has bounce back pretty well from the benching. Obviously he he has his new stance at the plate that seem to help him as well. Also made a very good play last night on D. Cano is gonna blow up next season I know it.

    • giselle says:

      i love me some robbie cano. i agree that he’s gonna break out next season. he’s too good of a player to suck for long.

    • AndrewYF says:

      I asked for and received a number 24 jersey for my birthday in the beginning of May, for Cano is my favorite player (in fact, my birthday is the same day as his major league debut). I’m certainly not giving up on him.

  3. Ivan says:

    The orioles have three guys who can have 50 doubles this season. That’s impressive.

  4. Ivan says:

    Gee how many of Pedroia doubles are because of Fenway.

  5. Manimal says:

    Michael Kay. We know. Your not a fan of it.

  6. Mike A. says:

    Brett Gardner makes shit happen.

  7. Ivan says:

    Good throw by Gardner.

  8. Manimal says:

    Brett Gardner doing his Melky Cabrera impression.

  9. Manimal says:

    Was anyone else surprised that the ball DIDNT hit Pavano?

  10. Ivan says:

    I don’t know about you guys but it’s quite hard to imagine Cashman in another organization.

  11. Mike A. says:

    Liz has a 6.90 ERA this year, so you know what that means … 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

  12. Ivan says:

    Jeter you could of taken a pitch or two.

  13. Mike A. says:

    Past a lunging Jeter…

  14. Ivan says:

    Wow I,ve heard stories of how crazy New york was during the 70′s.

  15. Pedro says:

    I refuse to believe Pavano is the best option we have.

  16. Ivan says:

    Hey Mike will they ever be a Triple Crown winner in baseball at least years from now in your opinion.

  17. giselle says:

    i wonder what type of contract pavano will get in the offseason. 3 years, $18 million?

  18. Mike A. says:

    Oof, TJ for Marcum.

    • Ivan says:

      Talk about a huge change in the rotation for Toronto next season. McGowan out with shoulder surgery, TJS for Marcum and possibly losing Burnett to FA.

    • Steve says:

      Wow, lots of major arm injuries in TOR. Last year it was BJ Ryan, this year McGowan, and now Marcum.

      Let me take a wild guess. They don’t believe in any of that fancy “pitch count” stuff. Can’t be babying those pitchers, let em throw and throw to build up their arms.

  19. Ivan says:

    Yankees making Liz look like Pedro.

  20. Ivan says:

    True or False: Jesus Montero has the best bat in the Sal League?

  21. giselle says:

    god i love robinson cano.

  22. giselle says:

    whoa. what is up with gardner’s bat?! he keeps throwing it around!

  23. Mike A. says:

    What is that, 3 thrown bats in the last 2 days for Gardner?

  24. Ivan says:

    Gardner driving the ball opposite way.

  25. Mike A. says:

    What did I say? Brett Gardner makes shit happen.

  26. giselle says:

    nice. we didnt give up after being down 2 runs early in the game. this is new…

  27. Bill N says:

    Brett meet pinetar
    Pinetar meet Brett.
    Nice hit BG

  28. Mike A. says:

    Joe said he’s sitting about 10 feet away from where Gardner’s bat hit.

  29. Ivan says:

    I’ll let Gardner steal here.

  30. Mike A. says:

    Liz doing his best Damon impression on that pickoff throw.

  31. Ivan says:

    Liz reminds me of so much of Volquez.

  32. Ivan says:

    WOW. A-Rod has asmany 35+Homer seasons as Ruth and more than Aaron and Schmdit and A-Rod is only 33.

  33. Mike A. says:

    Holy shit. Brett Gardner makes shit happen.

  34. Ivan says:

    wow what a tremendous play from Gardner. Took a homer from him.

  35. giselle says:

    brett gardner makes shit happen. like i said.

  36. Ivan says:

    That’s a Web Gem.

  37. Ivan says:

    You know what I wanna see in baseball, like a Outfielder makes a similar play like Gardner, and the outfielder doesn’t show the ball, everybody thinks it’s gone and runner jogging around the bases and as soon as he touches HP, the outfielder shows the ball he caught and gasses everybody.

  38. Ivan says:

    Jeter trying to top Gardner’s play.

  39. Patrick T says:

    Bleh, Giambi clogging the basepaths again.

    • Steve says:

      If he’s on 2nd base, he really isn’t in scoring position for most singles.

      Think about that for a minute. That completely screws up at least 4 major hitting statistics for the guy hitting behind him and the team.

  40. Ivan says:

    Nady is nice.

  41. Ivan says:

    That out shows ya why Cano is gonna have a big year next season.

    Even Girardi said that Cano has hit the most LD this season.

  42. Ivan says:

    Quiet night.

  43. Mike A. says:

    An unclutch induce a WP by A-rod.

  44. Chip says:

    I tell ya what, I want to see Gardner in center next year even if he does hit .250. With his speed on the bases, he pretty much hits a double every time he walks or singles. Sounds pretty useful with the top of the lineup coming up!

  45. Ivan says:

    Singleton Jinx Huff.

  46. Chip says:

    Coke is a god among men, he could push his way into the rotation next year if he keeps this up

  47. Ivan says:

    Mets can sure use a Phil Coke in their Bullpen.

  48. Ivan says:

    Man Giambi sucks.

  49. Brett says:

    first wow i hate watching games on the orioles broadcast (I go to school in maryland)
    and what happened to coke he used to be perfect, two baserunners thats simply unacceptable from him, even if one is basically giambis fault

  50. Chip says:

    That sure was a quick pull on Coke. He must not have looked sharp?

  51. Ivan says:

    LoL at that yankee fan.

  52. Joey says:

    That guy they keep showing is starting to annoy me

  53. Manimal says:

    I was playing NHL 09 and FINALLY made it to first string center in the NHL. Anyways that Gardner catch was freaking amazing. He is seriously doing his impression of melky. Except he drove in a run.

  54. Manimal says:

    Unfortunately Marte-Joba-Mo combination for 7-8-9 is probably how the bullpen will start the year

  55. Chip says:

    Is this “stretch out the bullpen” night?

  56. Chip says:

    I’d just like to point out how unfair it is that the Yankees have just thrown four straight pitchers out there throwing 95+ mph! And of course when Joba gets through this, Rivera will be out there to make it five. Additionally, two of these guys are lefties.

    I can’t wait for next season

  57. Ivan says:

    Joba is a nasty mothafucker.

  58. Mike A. says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand exhale.

  59. steve (different one) says:

    what an odd argument from Singleton.

  60. Old Ranger says:

    Holy shit. Brett Gardner makes shit happen.

    I like that!
    Many people are getting on the Brett/Cano band wagon…that’s good. This is a small sample on Brett but, I still think he could make the team next year, at lest as a 4th OF…if not the starter in CF. Just look at all the runs he has saved the team and the games he has helped win.
    Cano still has the sweet swing I saw in the minors, when he is playing right. I agree with him bouncing back next year, he is just to damm good not to.
    Did anyone see Coke coming on like this, I sure didn’t? I really like to see a player doing well when he wasn’t expected to even be in AA/AAA this year…just great to see it.

  61. Mike A. says:

    Hooray for the fist pump.

  62. Ivan says:

    Joba just smoked them hitters.

  63. Manimal says:

    I missed the fist pump.

  64. Chip says:

    3IP 0H 0R 1BB 7K so far and the best reliever in history warming. Wow

  65. Ivan says:

    Good to see the young guys playing well. Whether it’s Cano or Gardner or of course Chamberlain.

  66. steve (different one) says:

    man, i love Gardners defense, but he needs to fix that swing. he hits more weak pop-ups than anyone i’ve ever seen.

    he needs to watch tapes of Ichiro. slap everything on the outer half to 3B/SS and start sprinting. anything on the inner half, he can try to turn on.

  67. Jake H says:

    While watching this game I realized how much I dislike Pavano.

  68. Bonos says:

    And another crappy at bat. Yankees 2008, it is to weep. The score is 3 – 2 dumbass, move the man over.

  69. Ivan says:

    Hopefully the yanks don’t make a trade like Seattle made with Baltimore.

  70. Chip says:

    I was afraid for a second that Cano was going to get another walk. I believe that’s one of the signs of the apocalypse isn’t it?

  71. Ivan says:

    Mets Bullpen blowing up right now.

  72. giselle says:

    holy shit jeter wow

  73. Ivan says:

    Not impress Jeter.

  74. steve (different one) says:

    nice play

  75. Nady Nation says:

    That should be the play to end the game Sunday night

  76. Mac says:

    That was awesome. Jeter!

  77. Chip says:

    What happened? (For those of us not lucky enough to be watching on TV)

  78. Ivan says:

    Adam Jones and A-Jax are quite similar in size and skill set no?

    • Mike A. says:

      That’s a real good comp. Jones is way better defensively though, and he has a better arm. He’ll be the best defensive outfielder in the AL with a year or too.

      • Steve says:

        Better than Brett Gardner?

        • Old Ranger says:

          Maybe a bit with the arm but, Brett is faster and plays a lot like Blair did for Balt., back in the “60s (7 or 8 Gold Gloves). Both of them could be great CF defenders.

          • Steve says:

            I posted that half jokingly, but Brett’s fielding in CF has been amazing, and a real eye opener.

            Stick said a month ago on Max Kellerman’s show he thinks Brett could be the BEST defensive CF in the AL within a few years. I had trouble believing that when he said it, but now I see what he was talking about.

  79. steve (different one) says:

    mo showboated a bit there, i enjoyed it

  80. Ivan says:

    Mo to me, might be the best combination with the fastball with Velocity, Movement and Command.

  81. steve (different one) says:

    i have no desire to see Brian Roberts come up

  82. steve (different one) says:

    give me a break

  83. Mike A. says:

    Brandon Fahey is one skinny mofo.

  84. Brett says:

    well that worked out fine

  85. Chip says:

    Well I suppose it’s the last weekend so we might as well make it interesting!

  86. Mike A. says:

    Mo’s like “bitches, it ain’t no thing.”

  87. Ivan says:

    No Kay, with Mo on the Mound, I wasn’t sweating.

  88. steve (different one) says:

    man, these yankees are awesome

  89. Chip says:

    Solid game!

  90. Joey says:

    Mo is still teh GOD!

  91. Mike A. says:

    The Angels are beating the Rangers 13-12. It’s the FIFTH inning.

  92. Manimal says:

    OH SHIT, Sheff and Carmona went at it.

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