Yanks, Sox to play two tomorrow

Game 161: One more tortorous Ponson start
Rookie Hazing Photos

The Yankees and the Red Sox are going to end their season in style. While today’s game was rained out, the teams will play a double header tomorrow to close out the year. Sidney Ponson will probably pitch one game while Mike Mussina will go for win number 20 on the final day of the year. In the meantime, feel free to make this another open thread. FOX is showing the Brewers and Cubs if you’re in New York or the Phillies and Nationals elsewhere. At least, somewhere, teams are fighting it out in a pennant race.

Game 161: One more tortorous Ponson start
Rookie Hazing Photos
  • Arizona Steve

    Are both games going to be on YES?

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

      I think ESPN has exclusive rights to the night game, so we might be fucked during Game 2. That would be a shitty way to end the season.

      • UWS

        As far as I know there’s no night ESPN game tomorrow.

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

          Ah, good point. The official site has Moose vs Wake in Game 1.

  • Matt L

    Don’t you think that Moose would pitch game 1, to make sure that he pitches in case of another delay.

  • UWS

    No, Ted Lilly, you can’t have a no-hitter. Not yours.

    • mustang

      Another Cashman I should of how is Igawa anyway.

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

        Oh come on. I can understand Johan, but now Lilly? Guy’s got just about a 4.00 ERA (3.97, actually) in the sissy NL Central over the last 2 years. I mean, sheesh.

        • mustang

          The guy is 31-17 since he sign with Cubs and Igawa is?
          What would 16-9 mean to Yankees this year compared to Mr. Batting practice?
          But it’s ok they did save the tax hit, but lost about 42 million on Igawa.

          • UWS

            Igawa sucks, I agree with you there.

            But what on earth makes you think Lilly would’ve put up the same stats for the Yankees in the AL FRIGGIN’ EAST that he did for the Cubs in the shitty NL Central????

            • mustang

              What proof do you have that he wouldn’t?
              Yes he was 37-34 with Tor. but you put him in Yankees stadium in a better situation and you never know.

              The agreement is Igawa at 46 million minus the tax hit or Lilly at 55 million with the tax hit.

              Since Igawa is unusable there is no argument

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

                Who cares about the money? It’s not your money, and the Yanks are printing reams of it right now.

                The issue is signing sub-par pitchers. You want another pitcher who’s as good as Pavano has been this year? Then there’s your Ted Lilly in the AL East with his stuff. It’s just not a smart investment.

                • mustang

                  And Igawa was a smart investment?
                  Weren’t you the same guy crying for fiscal reasonability this winter?

                  “It’s not your money”
                  I paid $630 for my plan this year and I’m going to pay $750 for next years plan. So please don’t say it’s not my money.

                  How can you even compare Pavano with Lilly? Pavano has been hurt most of time and never pitched in the AL east before the Yanks. Lilly 31-17 since signing.

                  The Igawa instead Lilly was one of dumbest moves he made. In an effort to save money he cost them so much more.

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

                  I paid $630 for my plan this year and I’m going to pay $750 for next years plan.

                  That has nothing to do with Igawa and everything to do with the New Stadium.

                • mustang

                  Yes I know but to say that it’s not my money or the fans money is crazy. Last time I checked we still have to pay to even watch the Yanks on TV.

                • mustang

                  “The issue is signing sub-par pitchers. ”

                  Your right and Igawa is not even that.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

                  And yes, Mustang, the issue is we shouldn’t sign subpar pitchers, which is why we shouldn’t have signed Igawa, as you pointed out, OR Lilly as Mike and Ben pointed out.

                  Igawa is awful and nobody will ever disagree with you that that was a bad decision. But Lilly is not good either and he also would not have been a good decision had we signed him. Based on his peripherals and the degree of difficulty of the AL East, had we signed on for 4 years of Lilly, we likely would have gotten 4 years of Mike Mussina 2007 and not Mike Mussina 2008.

                  Not Igawa bad, no, but not anything worth handing a rotation spot or $40M to.

  • UWS

    Pete Abe reports Mussina-Matsuzaka in Game 1 tomorrow. Damnit.

  • yankeefan91

    so no one noes wat time and channel game 2 gonna be on

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

      7:35 start, not sure if it’s on TV.

  • UWS

    I don’t know what game the Cubs and the Brewers are playing, but I’m pretty sure it’s not baseball. You’re supposed to turn batted balls into outs with some efficiency if you’re playing baseball.

    • UWS

      Congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies, 2008 NL East Champions!

  • steve

    How is this playing in the nl wild card? Looks like brew crew lost and mets won with one game to play? Sorry im At work with just an iPhone

    • UWS

      I believe Mets and Brewers are now tied for the NL WC. If they don’t resolve it tomorrow, they’ll play a one game playoff on Monday.

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike @ NYYU

    A double header that means nothing. “A-Slug” will hit 6 homeruns with 20 RBI