Spring Training Game Thread: Facing Derek Jeter

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Pondering the lineup and bullpen

Jeter WBCDerek Jeter has played in 1,985 regular season games in his career, 123 more in the playoffs, and who knows how many more in Spring Training. He’s racked up 2,535 hits, reached base 3,486 times, and scored 1,467 runs, but today he’s going to do something for the first time in his career: He’s going to play against the Yankees.

The second edition of the World Baseball Classic kicks off on Thursday, but Team USA comes in to Tampa today for a little tune-up against out beloved Bombers. Jeter will certainly look weird in an unfamiliar uniform, but he’ll be hitting in his familiar number two spot in the order. Considering that his backup is a former MVP, you shouldn’t expect him to play the entire game.

It’s not often that someone steals the thunder from a Phil Hughes start in the RABiverse, but The Cap’n playing against his team will do the trick. We’ve got quite the matchup today, so here’s each team’s starting nine:

Team USA
Pedroia, 2B
Jeter, SS
Chipper, DH
Wright, 3B
Dunn, RF
Youkilis, 1B
Braun, LF
McCann, C
Granderson, CF

Scheduled Pitchers: Roy Oswalt, Jonathan Broxton, Matt Lindstrom, Brad Ziegler, Matt Thornton, LaTroy Hawkings

Yankees
Damon, LF
Gardner, CF
Teixeira, 1B
Posada, DH
Nady, RF
Ransom, 2B
Cash, C
Berroa, SS
Leone, 3B

Scheduled Pitchers: Phil Hughes, Phil Coke, Mike Dunn, Jose Veras, Eric Hacker, David Robertson, Kanekoa Texeira

The game will be broadcast live on both YES and MLB Network. According to my DVR, YES will replay the game at 11:00pm tonight and 9:00am tomorrow if you miss it.

Photo Credit: Flickr user corellianjedi2

Yanks sign pre-arb players
Pondering the lineup and bullpen
  • Will

    so is it on mlb.tv for free?

    • giselle

      i clicked around yankees.com but it kept asking me to log in and pay.

      • SF Yanks

        I payed for mlb.tv and it still won’t play for me, asking me to update to the hd version…

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

      I don’t believe it’s free.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      No it’s not.

      I got an MLB.tv and ESPN Insider combo package for $20 off. The funny thing is I usually just give my info to my brother who can’t watch Yankee games in Florida, while I use the Insider.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I am endlessly amused that we have two Teixieras on our team, albeit the different spellings.

  • Tom Zig

    Oswalt against Phil Hughes…..hmmmm interesting

    • Expired Milk

      Oswalt used to be my favorite pitcher pre-arod/steroid tirade

  • UWS

    Are any of you fine folks going to liveblog the game?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Would you like me to?

      • UWS

        I would *love* you to :)

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          Done. Just for you I’ll throw in a Devils reference.

          • UWS

            Yay! You’re awesome.

            It’ll be a welcome distraction as I suffer through a 2 hour long conference call…

            • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

              Ouch! I have the introduction to my thesis due tomorrow…I’m about halfway through.

  • steve (different one)

    that’s a pretty tall order for Hughes.

  • McCaff

    hit him

  • Tom Zig

    hahahah nice DP Jeter

    • UWS

      Cap’n Intangibles is in midseason form already, eh?

      • Yankeegirl49

        LOL..I said the same!

  • McCaff

    I was at the game this past saturday and had seats right next to the yankees bullpen. Phil was throwing peices of gum at Kyle Anson, Austin Romine, and Jesus Montero for a while without them realizing who it was. it was comical.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Wow, Posada really tried to takeout Jeter with that slide, didn’t he?

  • Joe R

    Delete this comment if you would like it not to be on the website, but try this link. Wont work for me at work but might work for you. http://www.justin.tv/teamusa

  • Tom Zig

    Does anyone on here follow the WBC?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Anyone else noticing that Oswalt and Hughes are at the same velocity?

    • UWS

      But-but-but….Hughes is a bust, everyone knows that! Come on, Joe, get with the times.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        ZOMG I know, right?!

    • steve (different one)

      what are they at? 91’ish?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

        90-93 for the most part.

        • Yankeegirl49

          Hughes looks VERY good!

    • Thomas

      Must be Oswalt’s changeup.

      • steve (different one)

        IETC

  • Tom Zig

    Wow Gardner 1st to 3rd on a single to right, when was the last time we had someone on the team able to do that?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez…

      • steve (different one)

        i believe there was a study done in 2006 that showed that Giambi was very good at doing this.

        but yeah, Gardner is fast as shit.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Yeah, but don’t you know, they don’t count?

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        I’d say Robbie Cano as well, but that may just be my he-is-my-favorite-Yankee bias talking.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          I always thought the knock on Canó’s game is that he can’t run for crap…

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            I know he’s below average for a middle infielder, but I don’t think he’s that bad in comparison to an average baseball player.

      • Tom Zig

        Pedroia packs a pretty fat lip

        • Tom Zig

          hmm that was an accidental reply.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Keep looking, Wright, it’ll just give you more time to remember that strikeout against the Cubs when you left Daniel Murphy stranded on third base with nobody out.

  • McCaff

    hes looking nasty

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Hughes just caught Dunn looking on a beautiful, beautiful hammer.

  • Tom Zig

    Hughes is looking pretty good today, no?

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

    Hughes is looking pretty damn good here.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Holy crap. That curve was ridiculous.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Hey, Dunn, you look just as bad gazing at strike 3 than you do whiffing at strike 3.

  • Brett

    Hughes looks nasty.
    Very optimistic about his season.

  • C.Panella

    If you watched close Phil Nailed every single one of cashes spot in that inning he hardly had to move his mit

  • mustang

    Damn Hughes look good that inning that curve ball was nasty.

  • Nick

    hughes back out for the 3rd?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    If it wasn’t a catcher running, the runner is safe.

  • steve (different one)

    ladies and gentlemen, your #6 starter.

  • Rich

    Hughes looks GREAT. Nasty curve, good command, late life on his FB, and even at 92 (if the YES gun is right), Dunn was late on his FB.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Hughes has looked great so far, but I’d be cautious. Just remember how good Canó looked last March…

  • http://www.myspace.com/theparlormob Nigel Bangs

    how did the run score?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Pop-fly single – in shallow left field – for Jorge Posada scored Brett Gardner from third base,

      • http://www.myspace.com/theparlormob Nigel Bangs

        appreciated.

    • Tom Zig

      Posada inside-out hit to left with Gardy on third, teix on 2nd.

      • Tom Zig

        *teix on 1st

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Excuse me, Michael Kay, Grady Sizemore was the best player in the American League in 2008.

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

      But … but … but he didn’t in MVP!1!!! And I think Mauer was the best player in the AL last year, but I can certainly see the case for Sizemore too.

      Did the roster update for The Show hit yet?

      • Kilgore Trout

        I hate Mauer. Mike, you get the show?

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

          Yeah, last Friday.

          • Kilgore Trout

            Thoughts?

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

              Amazing. Definitely the best baseball game I’ve ever played.

              • Daniel

                I’ve been playing it since Sunday. Not only the best baseball game I’ve ever played, but one of the best game I’ve played overall. Amazing attention to detail.

  • Nick

    just remember how good cano looked from the middle of may on… he was a .300 hitter

  • McCaff

    Over under: Phil winning 10 games this season?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Under- he doesn’t get enough starts for that.

    • Thomas

      Under. I don’t see him getting enough starts with five pitchers ahead of him in the rotation. I’d say over if he was a sure thing in the rotation.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      I think a more appropriate over-under would be for 10 starts.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    3rd hit batter of spring for Phil- looks like hes trying to establish the inner half.

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

    Hughes should IBB Pedroia here, and go for the Jeter GIDP.

    • Mike Pop

      Eat it says Jeter.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

        Well, technically, if there was a double play position Berroa would have been playing closer to the bag and could have gotten that.

  • Colombo

    I hate that I’m stuck at work. From the comments, Phil brought his stuff today. Too bad its against a team of scrub minor league…wait, NO IT ISN’T!!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Bah, should’ve thrown the inside heater, Hughes, Pedroia can’t hit that pitch. ;)

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

      That’s a great commercial.

      “You mean aside from you? Hmmm…”

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Whooosh.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Yeah, Hughes may have looked sharp….and maybe…he was playing an all star squad…..but…..he only pitched three innings and gave up two runs…….so maybe he stinks…
    /
    Lombardi’d

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

      Also, he had Angel Berroa, Cody Ransom and Justin Leone in the field behind him, so it doesn’t count.

  • Rich

    Berroa’s range at SS sucks.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    No bad all told. He was throwing a lot of junk in the 3rd inning, which is good.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I love me some Coke.

    Except right there with the base hit.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

    if ya wanna watch the game theres this guy whos video streaming the game

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/stealthshot

    • John

      thanks for the link!

    • Joe R

      Changed it to the Mets :|

  • Expired Milk

    I like what I see from our boy Hughes.

    I love the Girardi quote about Jbba

    “Hes a four pitch guy, shutdown stuff for multipe multiple multpiple innings guy not just one”

  • Tom Zig

    Ted Lily seems like such a boring person.

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

      That he is, that he is.

      • mustang

        Not as boring as Igawa.
        Sorry couldn’t help it.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      His mellowness was nearly Olerud quality.

      • steve (different one)

        didn’t he have a fist fight with his manager in Toronto?

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Didn’t Gibbons fight with several of his players?

          • steve (different one)

            yeah, the guy was a jackass, no doubt. but i don’t think Lilly is as mellow as we may think, either.

            he just LOOKS mellow.

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

    Penny’s shoulder is acting up. Genius move!

    • Tom Zig

      Well that will certainly put a damper on those people who say the Red Sox have the most depth out of anyone. It isn’t depth if they are all injured.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I’m still trying to figure out how Theo Epstein’s mind works. And, I mean, I’m Jewish, I should have the inside track on this!

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        So you’re saying you don’t think any of the moves he makes are good moves? You don’t understand why he’d take a chance on a Brad Penny? Really?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Dont worry. Anyone who the Sox lose, the media will pick a new prospect to put at the end of their depth chart to suggest they have great depth. “Who cares about Penny!!! They have Hagadone!!!”

  • Tom Zig

    Gardner is kinda short.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I’m shorter.

      • Tom Zig

        So that is 2 strikeouts for Dunn?

        Dunn doesn’t look like he is “in the best shape of his life”

        • Tom Zig

          ughh accidental reply again.

  • the real deal
    • yankeefan91 Arod fan Rooting For Team D.R

      thats wat i said

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    If Dunn got a bit fatter and dyed his facial hair, he could totally be the villian in one of those Major League movies.

    • Tom Zig

      He has quite the gut

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Not quite fat enough. He also needs to spit more.

  • Sam

    bernie has a hit against the twins, if anyone cares

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    Mike, or whomever,
    Do you see Wang as a power pitcher in essence? He has power stuff. I think he is.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Holy crap I’m addicted to Coke.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Groan. Well I guess I’ll play along.
      Brett Gardner is high on Speed.

      • steve (different one)

        Nick Swisher smokes weed!

    • John

      red bull came out with red bull coke… tastes better

      • Tom Zig

        Yeah I saw that, I always wondered how it tasted.

  • Joe R

    Is there a bigger outfielder than Adam Dunn?

    • whozat

      Carlos Lee?

      Bigger in volume, anyway.

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    Meh, Not used to a real shortstop?

  • Joe R

    I blame Youk.

    • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

      Wait till LaTroy comes in. I’ll look forward to that.

      • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

        Whoops. Not supposed to be a reply MAHHHH MADDDD homie

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

    The funny part is that about 80% of big league shortstops would have gotten to that ball with ease and made a clean throw. For Jeter, it was an adventure.

    • Tom Zig

      But Youk is a gold glover!

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      What are you talking about. Jeter is awesome at short, take your head out of the spreadsheets, watch a game!!!!
      /
      Costas’d

    • mustang

      BOOOOOO… your right , but BOOOOOOO anyway.
      LOL

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Anyone else just lose their feed?

    • Tom Zig

      Guess your cable is just more sux0r than Cashman

  • C.Panella

    ANyone elses YES network just crap out on them?

    • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

      Me too. Thought it was just me.

  • John

    anyone notice how fast and strong ransom is? he could be a football player…

    it’d be nice to have a utility player with average defense, some speed and pop… maybe kevin long can help his swing? his only negative is his below average contact

  • A.D.

    Dunn coming to pitch now?

    • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

      Well, I hope they keep him in right. Just kidding. Yeah he’s up next I think.

  • A.D.

    Ziegler just needs to throw strikes down the middle Gardner can’t hit anything !!!11!!

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    Anyone else please with Gardner? lol. I hope he saves it for the season

    • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

      F’in TEX! Waive him!

    • A.D.

      Its days like today that shows why there are all the BG supporters

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    LMAO Gardner beat the YES cam to second base!

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Gardner’s pretty motivated out there, huh?

  • A.D.

    Tex blows, cut him

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      $180 million waste of money! Cash screwed up another one!

  • A.D.

    E-Hack

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    STRIKE THIS BUM OUT!

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

    So let’s see this “95 with ease” Hacker supposedly has.

    • Yankee1010

      It would help if YES would occasionally show the gun.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Even Michael Kay admits that Hacker doesn’t have overpowering stuff and needs to hit the corners. And he thinks most of the Yankees throw 95….

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      90 easily into the dirt.

    • A.D.

      Who said that?

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Posada did. He also wanted Joba in the pen. Starting to get that Jorge should stick to calling the games.

        • A.D.

          Heh…must have been trying to raise Hackers trade value

      • Yankee1010

        Posada and Pinstripes Plus.

  • GG

    I cant believe team USA carries LaTroy Hawkins

    • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

      I cant wait till we tee off on him.

    • A.D.

      Watch him blow a big spot in the tournament

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    Nice to hear Joe G loosens it up.

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    So who is going to win the utility IF job?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I’m becoming very impressed with Gardner thus far. Guess he wants that job.

    • whozat

      He hit over .390 last spring. There’s still a month til the season starts, and the pitchers barely know where the ball is going. Joba was throwing 90 MPH 4 seamers. Is hitting well right now better than hitting poorly? Yes. Does it have all that much bearing on how he’ll do in the regular season?

      Probably not. Temper your expectations, folks.

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    Mo is pretty decent with that pitching thing too.

  • A.D.

    Doesn’t suprise me Mo is good at pool

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I could see him hustlin at pool halls.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    I think Hacker is in trouble here….

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Fuckin Berroa. Way to make a bad situation worse. While you’re at it, give Hideki his ROY Award that he deserved….

      • A.D.

        Should have made that part of his minor league deal. You can come battle for the utility infielder role…but you gotta give Hideki that ROY award.

        • greg

          Berroa deserved it. If you factor position and defense in, he was more valuable than Matsui. Plus, he was a real rookie.

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            Berroa was a horrible SS while Matsui was a decent/good LF (at the time, no longer). I know SS is more valuable than LF, but their offense wasn’t close.

            As for the real rookie, plenty of other guys have come from Japan and sucked. Besides Ichiro, Matsui, Okajima, and Dice-K, there have been a lot of failures. And no one had a problem giving the ROY to Ichiro, and he was one of the greatest players ever in Japan.

            • greg

              According to UZR you are very wrong, the comment below me shows their similar wOBAs, and berroa’s UZR at SS(2nd toughest position to play) was -5.6. Matsui’s UZR at LF(2nd easiest position to play) was an astounding -18.8). It is clear to my that Berroa definitely deserved the award and anyone who thinks otherwise isn’t really doing their research.

            • steve (different one)

              I know SS is more valuable than LF, but their offense wasn’t close.

              you might want to double check that one

          • A.D.

            I was just joking, realistically Berroa was deserving of the award, the offense wasn’t very different and the position premium gives a big edge to Berroa.

            People really only talk about it because of the demise of Berroa’s career while Hideki has continued to play well, though that really doesn’t matter.

        • steve (different one)

          i don’t get why everyone still harps on this.

          Berroa had a legitimate claim to the award regardless of what happened afterwards.

          Berroa: .287/.338/.451 wOBA .344
          Matsui: .287/.353/.435 wOBA .341

          one guy was a SS, the other was a LFer….

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

            Matsui: 0.5 WAR
            Berroa: 2.7 WAR

            • greg

              thank you.

            • Mattingly’s Love Child

              I stand corrected. My frustrations of my youth were obviously colored by my bias.

              By the way, where does everyone get these stats so easily? Every time I search for anything like this, I end up at a paysite. I could definitely reduce my stupid comments if I could get this stuff free…

              • steve (different one)

                fangraphs

                no problemo. ignore my comment above, should have kept reading.

                for the record, i remember being annoyed about it at the time as well b/c there were two writers who SPECIFICALLY said that they didn’t vote for Matsui b/c he was from Japan.

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    *Ehem Ehem* I’m warming up my yelling at the television voice.

  • Bryan

    Seriously, Gardner is 3 for 3?

  • A.D.

    Not going to be a good outing for Hacker

  • Yankee1010

    I would say command is a bit of an issue for Hacker.

    • A.D.

      Gotta get it in shape… don’t want to pull something yelling at the TV opening day

      • A.D.

        whoops, wrong place

  • http://RBIRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM Joey H

    He is a “command guy” …. “Well he didnt have his command,” Michael Kay, Author of the Paradox

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Not a pretty outing. I wonder how long he is for the 40 man roster.

    • greg

      cut the guy some slack, he’s never pitched above AA and is facing team USA in his second appearance of the spring.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Sure…the thing is, the Yankees have a bit of a roster crunch. Assuming someone not on the roster needs to be used at some point during the season, Hacker was on the short list of guys that they might let go, and he isnt doing much to help his standing.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Just a bit inside….

  • Joe R

    Tell me he didnt just say gritty grindy…

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Nice job by Dunn.

  • http://www.myspace.com/theparlormob Nigel Bangs

    dunn is straight garbage. i love it.

  • A.D.

    Get used to it Nationals fans

  • Yankee1010

    Nice job by Mike Dunn. As for Adam Dunn in the field? Wow, not so much.

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

    Look at that. Bonehead defensive play to open the inning, and now it’s first and second with no outs.

  • http://www.myspace.com/theparlormob Nigel Bangs

    berroa seems slooooooooooow. doesn’t run like a middle infielder.

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

    Now pitching for the Mets … I mean Padres … Heaaaaath Bellll!!!

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Now pitching for the Mets … I mean PadresMarlinsHeaaaaath BellllMatt Lindstrom!!!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heath Bell > Francisco Rodriguez.

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

      The Padres must love seeing Bell throw to innings in this warm-up exhibition game for another set of exhibition. That’s a double whammy.

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

        Nevermind, Broxton’s pitching. I confused the two fat relievers with goatees.

  • DP

    Nice 9th inning …blowing one by Jeter and DeRosa and getting the midget out on a bounce.

  • Phrancis

    Damon can’t buy a hit. I guess Joe Torre’s comments got to his head.

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

    And here’s another excellent young former Met reliever.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I’m too slow.

      Good thing they got rid of Bell and Lindstrom, not like those guys could have helped them out of the bullpen recently.

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

    Heh, Melky’s like “see, I can steal bases too!”

    • Andy.not.so.Dandy

      He stinks…

      But he has a good arm!

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