Game 155: Two to go


It’s the last day game in the stories history of Yankee Stadium. In 40 minutes, the Yanks will take the field on the House that Ruth Built for the last time under the sun. It is a bittersweet moment, to be sure.

Al Aceves draws the start today for the Yanks. In his last Yankee Stadium start, he held the White Sox to two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 20 innings this year. Facing him will be Brian Burres, 7-9 with a 6.32 ERA.

Damon CF
Jeter DH
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Cano 2B
Ransom SS
Moeller C

Aceves P

Final Game Notes: The Biz of Baseball has the complete rundown of the ESPN TV coverage scheduled for tomorrow. If you can’t make it to the stadium for the farewell game, there are plenty of tributes to watch on the Worldwide Leader.

Photo Credit: The new Yankee Stadium by Librado Romero for The New York Times.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    I guess people will have no doubt where they are next year. Are they putting signing up every 10 feet?

  2. Ivan says:

    wow just two days until the end of the current yankee stadium. It feels so surreal.

  3. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Did you read Sheff’s comments after the fight yesterday? He sure is tough after the fact.

  4. Mike A. says:

    Haha. The Mexican Gangster with a web gem.

  5. Ivan says:

    Nice play from Cano.

  6. Mike A. says:

    Heh, Aceves recorded all 3 putouts. I can’t imagine many other pitchers have done that.

  7. Ivan says:

    I still marvel at the story when Babe Ruth told a sick little kid he would hit 2HR’s for him and he did just that.

    How many athletes would make a promise like that.

  8. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Melky promised a little kid this morning that he would get an at-bat. Fingers crossed, or that boy is history.

  9. Mike Pop says:

    I dont get why BG aint playing

  10. Mike Pop says:

    What would it take to get Adam Jones lol

  11. Mike Pop says:

    yo mike would you consider signing Milton Bradley to a 2 or 3 yr deal to replace Giambis production in the lineup? Or is Milton the type of guy who might not be able to handle New York

    • Mike A. says:

      Earlier in the year I would have said yes, but now I say no. He just can’t stay healthy, even though he’s primarily been a DH this year. Plus is OPS is nearly 300 points lower on the road than it is at home, so Arlington’s been kind to him.

      • Mike Pop says:

        What could the yankees seriously get in return for Damon.. A solid prospect or 2 with potential to help the team in 09 or jus some salary relief and some throw in guys

        • Mike A. says:

          Man, I have no idea what his value is now. I guess it’s as high as it can be right now, he’s only got 1 more year on his deal and he’s been very productive this year. I’m not sure what team’s would need a player like him anyway. Maybe Colorado or Houston?

  12. Manimal says:

    Aceves pitch count is rising pretty fast, calm down big guy.

  13. Mike A. says:

    That was a redic catch by Jones. He was all sorts of contorted at the end of that one.

  14. Ivan says:

    I think this team really is not gonna look too different next season.

    • Mike Pop says:

      Depends on who is running the show… If it is Hank and not Cashman I think alot of new players will be around

      • Ivan says:


        To me, unless there gonna make a big trade, alot of the players are staying put which isn’t bad cuz alot of the talent is here like Cashman said. Just a couple of tweaks.

    • pat says:

      This will have been one of our “worst ” seasons in a long time and we’re still gonna end up with like 87 wins or so. The team doesnt have to look THAT different to be back in contention for the playoffs next yr.

  15. Chip says:

    Good to see Lester falling back to Earth

  16. Mike Pop says:

    Michael Kay is a stat machine !!! or its that guy sitting next to him hehe

  17. giselle says:

    i like aceves. what are the odds he makes the starting rotation next april?

    actually, who do you see as the starting 5 next season?


    aceves/kennedy in the wings?

  18. Mike Pop says:

    The funny thing with the Yanks is that we cant rebuild ya know.. Really the only guys we could trade off is Damon Matsui noone else we could trade if we were trying to “rebuild” or noone else could really be traded like Po, Jeter, Arod

    • Nady Nation says:

      That is funny. It’s also funny that people wanna entirely blow up a team that will finish the season around 15 games over .500. Makes sense to me

      • Mike Pop says:

        O ya i know its so ridic all my buddies are like we gotta rebuild try to get Elvis and Votto jus get what you can for Arod pitching and young talent wins rings lol

  19. Ivan says:

    Eating Subway sandwitches are great man.

  20. Tom Swift says:

    Thanks on link to the ESPN coverage. Will be filling up tapes tomorrow, for sure.

    Also found a nice hommage to the Stadium’s send off at;Itemid=41

  21. Mike Pop says:

    I’d rather try to use Aceves as a trade chip than Hughes.. Aceves success this year in the minors and majors could turn some teams on to him kinda like Kennedy las year with the Johan deal.. Man id love to see Votto or Chris Davis in a Yankee Uni but obviously wed have to give up alot more than we would like to… Aceves Kennedy and Miranda for one of them ? haha

  22. Mike Pop says:

    Imagine if Texiera went back to the Rangers like they had a deal worked out lol just for them to get some talent and than they use Davis as a trade chip or w.e.. WOuld the MLB look into that ?

  23. giselle says:

    hahah michael kay’s right. there’s not a drop of sweat on aceves’ face. that’s a little odd…

  24. Mike Pop says:

    Did Volquez have alot of MLB experience before he was traded for Hamilton ?

  25. Ivan says:

    It would be nice if the yanks put a couple runs up on the board for Aceves.

  26. Pedro says:

    Somebody please explain how a pitcher who was banned to the ‘pen because he sucks, can come into Yankee Stadium on it’s second to last game and absolutely dominate the Yankees’ “A lineup”?

  27. Pedro says:

    And that was like the 100th popup by Yankees’ batters today.

  28. Mike A. says:

    This has been a pretty boring game, not for nothing. The highlight was Bob Sheppard pulling the lever.

  29. whozat says:

    If they lose a game in which they got 6 shutout innings from their starter, facing a guy with an ERA near 7…

  30. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Keep hope alive! This is where they score the runs.

  31. pat says:

    im watchin on gamecast online are they bringing in a reliever?

  32. Ivan says:

    At what age you consider that it’s time to leave ya parent’s house?

    • Chip says:

      2 years ago?

    • giselle says:

      whenever you’re ready.

      kids leave between 18-22 years old, depending on whether they went to college and still “technically” lived at home. but a lot of my friends (college grads) work full-time and live at home cause it allows them to save a lot of money.

      its funny, cause in other countries (dominican republic, italy, etc) young adults dont move out until they get married. so its perfectly normal to see a 30+ yr old man or woman living with his/her parents.

  33. Chip says:

    I honestly don’t remember the last time I saw a game with this many flyouts

  34. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    A-Rod will go deep.

  35. pat says:

    arod is such a stat padder with that single there

  36. Mike A. says:

    CC Burres doin’ his thing.

  37. Ivan says:

    Exciting game eh.

  38. Mike A. says:

    Sheesh, Burres is only at 91 pitches too. He’ll be back out for the 8th.

  39. Mike A. says:

    Wow, Bobby’s making quite the case to be resigned, he came within 5 feet of the wall on that one.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

      I tell you what I give Gardner a bunch of shit, but I absolutely loved that play last night. I loved his nonchalant throw back to the infield. I’m sure that he was hurting, smacking into the wall, but it was cool as hell to see it.

  40. Mike A. says:

    For the love of God score a run!!!

  41. Mike A. says:

    Kay hasn’t been nearly as annoying the past few days. I’ll give the man this, whenever there’s a big moment or something special happening, he handles it well.

    • Pedro says:

      I know I’m the minority here, but I actually don’t have a problem with Kay. I think he’s way better to listen to than most of MLB announcers out there.

  42. Ivan says:

    Rivera is gonna have a season where he’s probably gonna pitch 70IP with less than 10BB’s.

  43. Ivan says:

    Im calling it, Walk-off Homer from Derek Jeter.

  44. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Arod with an Abomb. Print it, book it, buy it.

  45. Pedro says:

    Always the O’s. Hate those bastards.

  46. whozat says:

    was that as high and tight as it looked on gameday?

  47. Mike A. says:

    Brett Gardner makes shit happen.

  48. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Little G steals 2nd, 3rd and home.

  49. Ivan says:

    Yankees haven’t had a dude this fast since Homer Bush.

  50. whozat says:

    do you steal third here? Gardner scores easily on a solid single anyway…

  51. Mike A. says:

    Let’s go A-Rod. Put one in the seats for the haters.

  52. Ivan says:

    You see that A-Rod, that a diss to ya man. You go out there and park that baseball in the next burrough.

  53. Ivan says:

    Well….he legged out that one.

  54. whozat says:


  55. Mike A. says:

    Steal home Brett. Walker’s got a slow delivery, and he throws lots of junky breaking balls. Do it man, do it.

  56. Ivan says:

    lets go Giambi.

  57. giselle says:

    BG should steal home for the win.

  58. mike pop says:

    If Jeteer cant play tomorrow im calling for a lynching of trevor miller

  59. Ivan says:

    Alright Cano do ya thing.

  60. mike pop says:


  61. Ivan says:

    And He does.

  62. Mike A. says:

    Thaaaaaaaa Yankees WIN!!!

  63. mike pop says:


  64. mike pop says:

    If only we played this good all year

  65. Ivan says:

    I thought Pete Abe said they were not gonna try hard and they were on vacation.

  66. Mike A. says:

    The Yanks just won’t die this year. Elimination put off another day.

  67. mike pop says:

    ICWT In Cano we trust

  68. Ivan says:

    Yankees win, Thaaaaaaaaaaaa YANKEES Wiiin!!!

  69. Pedro says:

    Any news on Jeter?

  70. mike pop says:

    lol elimination put off another day

  71. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    See? Wasn’t that more exciting than a 10-3 snorer?

  72. mike pop says:

    Those highlights had me tearing a bit lol

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