Game 14: Lefty v lefty

Quick Stadium hits: RAB on NBC
Game 14 Spillover Thread

The Yanks and A’s will try again tonight after yesterday evening’s affair was washed out. It’s not looking so hot at the moment: the view from my Queens apartment is looking rather dreary. But the weather forecast calls only for showers this evening (at a 50% chance, which is a total meteorological cop out), which is nothing compared to last night. This is all a long way of saying “I hope they get this one in, because a double header tomorrow would be brutal.”

Tonight’s match-up features two lefties. Dana Eveland takes the hill for Oakland. He came over, along with a ton of other prospects, in the Dan Haren trade last off-season. He has started just one game against the Yankees in his career, last year, in which he tossed six innings, allowing just two runs on four hits, walking a whopping six. The Yanks won that game, with Chien-Ming Wang using just 83 pitches through 7.1 innings. It was his last before suffering the foot injury in Hoston. Oh, how we long for the days of that Chien-Ming.

Andy Pettitte has quite the sample against the A’s over his career, accumulating 123.2 innings. In that span he has pitched to a 3.27 ERA, walking just 30 to 83 strikeouts. Many of those starts came way back in the day, against lineups which contain zero current A’s. Last year Pettitte faced the A’s twice and won both games, allowing just two runs over 16 innings, striking out 15 and walking just one. Now that’s the Pettitte we want to see. He’ll face a few new faces in the A’s lineup tonight, Jason Giambi and Matt Holliday included.

The lineup:

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira,, 1B
Posada, C
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Matsui, DH
Ransom, 3B
Gardner, CF

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

RAB Notes: Ben will be on TV to talk stadium this evening sometime between 7 and 8 p.m. Check him out on NY Non Stop, WNBC’s local cable news station.

Quick Stadium hits: RAB on NBC
Game 14 Spillover Thread
  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

    Girardi seriously needs to freakin chill with these lineup changes. Swisher was perfectly fine at #4.

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      He’s 3 for his last 18. Managers love small sample sizes, don’t they?

      • whozat

        Given that Posada has been a better hitter over the course of his career, perhaps it makes MORE sense to think that Girardi rode the hot hand for a few games, and has now returned to a lineup that makes more sense.

        • cult of basebaal

          yeah … i’d rather have posada at 4 than swisher … as good a batting eye, not nearly as porous a swing.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

      ive always thought both lineups and lineup changes are overrated… im a ballplayer and it never bothers me where i hit in the lineup, i hit the same way

      for most accounts, posada and swisher are the same hitter anyway

  • cult of basebaal

    anyone gots an update on the weather?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    How pissed off must Eddie Van Halen be seeing Valerie Bertanelli lose 40 lbs. and becoming a hot ass again?

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Eh, he’s hot for teacher.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        I see what you did there.

    • CT Yankee

      Especially since he looks anoerexic these days

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Giambi hits 2 homers tonight?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I know I’ve had this conversation before, but does anyone else feel that the Big-G was/will be under-appreciated during his time in the Bronx?

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Yea, but we could of used him badly in 04.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          Word.

  • pat
    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      EXTREME!!!!

    • Jonathan

      what song is that?

  • Stryker

    man…who knew giambi got so gray?

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

      Seriously. I saw him during a game two weeks ago during the Extra Innings free preview, and I was shocked he was gray.

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

    Leiter & Singleton = good

    Kay = not so much

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

    Ah the Andy Pettitte tight rope show begins.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I have a feeling he’s gonna have the same type of correction that Burnett got on Sunday–not drastic, but something.

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

    I really wish Kay and Singleton would STFU so I can hear if Giambi gets cheered.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Yep.

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

      Good for the Big G. Now get the fucker out.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Game day has Ian Kennedy pitching tonite? What happened to Aceves?

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

      Nothing, everyone got pushed back a day because of yesterday’s rain out.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Just seemed like he pitched a couple of days ago. I guess it was 5 days ago.

  • Stryker

    hmm..did the game start yet? still not seeing this game through mlb.tv

    strange.

    • Christopher

      I’m getting the same problem, there’s a runner on second according the graphic under ‘Today’s games’, but all I’m getting is stay tuned for live game action. Needless to say I’m rather annoyed.

      • Christopher

        Mine’s working now for the top of the 1st.

        • Muel

          bastard. mine’s still not

          • Muel

            now it is, but a half-inning delay

    • southernyankeefan

      im not seeing it either.

      • southernyankeefan

        audio is working.

    • Muel

      same. other games work. but neither game feed works, oakland or my9

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Billy Beane is so pissed right now.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Giambi got cheered.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    HOLY SHIT!

  • Alex S

    nice play gritster

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Gardy still sucks……..

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

    Quality catch right there.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    I could have made that catch.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      I believe it.

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

        Gardner could have caught that in his teeth, but he didn’t want to embarrass his former teammate.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Piece of cake.

  • Expired Milk

    I liked the catch and loved the slide after.

  • southernyankeefan

    Is MLB tv still not working for anyone else?

    • Julien

      Still not working :(

    • TC

      I’m getting the MY9 feed but it’s a half inning behind.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    I know it’s early, but anyone worried bout Teix?

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

      What? No.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        But he’s only hitting .209!

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Lol, just bout his wrist or w/e. I’m not really worried at all but I can’t wait till A-Rod gets back so he sees more pitches. I know the 7th inning is huge but I was just wondering.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Cano…you prick.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Old habits, huh Robbie?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Jorge almost smiled. I wish he would take this game a little more fucking seriously.

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

    Just FYI – Ben will be NY Non Stop (channel 161 in Time Warner) around 7:30. Check it out.

    • Alex S

      how do you guys decide who go’s?

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

        Easy. They asked Ben to go, and neither Joe or I had any idea he was doing it until this afternoon. ;)

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          My Time Warner package only goes up to Channel 80. But if you guys could post as link, I’ll def check it out.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Wow, that was the strongest throw Damon’s made all year.

  • Frank

    Kay’s call scared me there… you just never know with this stadium right now.

  • AJ

    The game’s not on YES?

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Ozzie Guillen needs to STFU.

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

    Swish is selfishly clogging the bases again.

  • Frank

    Man Swish and Tex sure do take their walks no matter what. Gotta like that.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    gotta love the slap on the ass

  • pat

    Swish and Giambi were definitely talking about what time to meet at Scores later.

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      what time? i’m sure they’ll drive there together

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Godzilla!

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

    Hit-deki!

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

    Yeah, Matsui’s done. Two doubles and a walk in his last three plate appearances.

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

      Sorry, double and a single, not two doubles.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Wow! Hideki went the other way. 90% of the time that’s a freakin’ ground out to second.

  • Frank

    Hideki’s gonna need a good 3 games off after that jog to 2nd.

  • Accent Shallow

    For the benefit of those of us without a TV at the moment — how did Matsui’s double look?

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

      Lined past the 3B and down the line.

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

      Hard hit down the LF line.

    • Frank

      Sharp grounder down the 3B line into the corner. I think I saw fluid squirting from his knees while running but I can’t confirm that.

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

    I’ve never been one to boo a player of the team I root for, but that Ransom…

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Awesome, Cody.

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

    Cody Ransom sucks.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Ben’s on.

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

      Yeah I know, but the game’s more important.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Uh-oh, delete that quick before he see’s!!!!

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

          He, it’s cool, I DVR’ed it.

  • Frank

    Ransom’s already had his hit for the week.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Will we get a hit here with RISP?

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

    Gritt Grittner!

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Brett, Brett, Brett!!!

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

    Gardner picks Cody up. Awesome. Gardner’s taking this game over.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Its all about Brett, baby.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Way to be, Brett!

  • Accent Shallow

    Woo, scrappiness!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    I hope Gardner steals Second, then scores on an errant throw just so I can hear Kay say “Speed Kills”.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      aaaaggghh Leiter said it.

      Not nearly as good.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Thank you mr. A’s Manager for the infield in.

  • Jack

    Brett Gardner makes shit happen.

  • Frank

    Finally getting some good luck here on hard hit balls.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Dana’s a girl’s name anyways.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Yay Johnny. Boo Johnny.

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

    What is this, hitting with men on base? Can they do that?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Only the Red Sox can do that.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        They got a big old case of grit stolen off a beantown truck on Rt 95.

  • Christopher

    What’s Damon doing, that wasn’t even close

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Worst play in Baseball, getting thrown out at Second with one out.

    Or is that getting thrown out at 3rd with two outs?

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

    Clutch.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    I want your tex.

  • Alex S

    TEX

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Tex and Giambi at first: awwwwwwkwaaaaaaaard.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Heh.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    A TEX MESSAGE TO THE SHORT OUTFIELD GRASS!!

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

    I heart sustained rallies.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    we are seriously due for a blow out. just saying.

  • Expired Milk

    But wat bout teh wind tunnel!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    What a stupid play by Damon.

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

    I would have loved to listen in on that little convo Tex and Giambi just had.

    Hey asshole, that’s my number!
    What are you gonna do, inject me with estrogen?
    Ooo you bastard! Well played.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      So…what was Kim Jones like in the sack?

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

        IDK, ask Michael Kay.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          How awesome would it be if Michael Kay pulled a Ron Burgondy.

          Kay: Well, I would just like to share that Kim Jones and I are currently dating and she is quite a handful in the bedroom.
          Leiter: Um, well, groundball to Jeter….

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

        Like you don’t know.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          What are you talking about? I’m not Swisher.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      The Big G is just yakking it up at first base.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      IETC

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

    The season has been saved!!!

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

    Can anyone check if there is a professional sports franchise that has retired every single-digit jersey?

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Good thing that the Wang isn’t on the mound today.

  • Dave

    How do you not love Big G chattin everyone up. I know he had his issues in New York at times but its hard to not root for him.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I just said that. Yeah, everyone likes him…players and fans and he loved it here. But he’s from the Bay Area so I hope he does well with the A’s (for his second time through).

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      But he used the STEROIDS!!!

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

        Didn’t you read Wallace Matthew’s article today? The Yanks haven’t won a WS since Giambi got here. Coincidence? I think NOT.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          Wow, that’s just a horrible piece of writing.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    damn I thought it was outta here.

  • Alex S

    nice drive by cano but his chronic gum chewing is annoying

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

      The fuck?

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Gum chewing implies Cano is relaxed. Being relaxed means he’s having fun. Baseball is not about having fun.

      • Alex S

        all the bubble blowing

        • pat

          Dude theres 100’s of pictures of jeter blowing bubbles while turning double plays and hitting homeruns. It’s like you or me scratching our ass, second nature.

          • pat

            of course I can’t find any now but they’re out there

      • AndrewYF

        He’s spending too much concentration on chewing gum. Derek Jeter can do it because he’s won 4 rings, but Cano hasn’t proven anything.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Maybe that’s his mojo this year.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      That’s not gum. It’s the testicles from an 800 pound Bull.

      • Joey

        Ole? Ole!

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

    Kurt Klutch comes through again.

  • Accent Shallow

    So glad to see the Yankees actually hit a lefty with mediocre stuff.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Ugh, Michael Kay.

  • pat

    Ok so here’s something that I’ve been wondering. Back in the day when guys used to throw 300 or 400 innings a year, there’s no way they threw as hard as todays pitchers right? They had to be throwing like high 70’s low 80’s right?

    • Accent Shallow

      Not necessarily, no.

    • A.D.

      Well Bob Gibson was estimated throwing over 100 in his time.

      However this was before the radar gun using some estimation with a motorcycle and photography

      • Accent Shallow
      • pat

        Plus I’d be willing to grant Gibson Legend status and say he was a freak of nature and definitely not your typical pitcher. I’m talkin crazy ass sh*t like this-

        1. Will White (24) 680.00 1879 R
        2. Charley Radbourn+ (29) 678.70 1884 R
        3. Guy Hecker (28) 670.70 1884 R
        4. Jim McCormick (23) 657.70 1880 R
        5. Pud Galvin+ (26) 656.30 1883 R
        6. Pud Galvin+ (27) 636.30 1884 R
        7. Charley Radbourn+ (28) 632.30 1883 R
        8. John Clarkson+ (23) 623.00 1885 R
        9. Jim Devlin (27) 622.00 1876 R
        Bill Hutchison (32) 622.00 1892

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

      I’ve always contended that – excluding the all-time greats – players from the pre-1970’s would not stand a chance in today’s game. From the physical conditioning to the larger talent pool, I think they would not stand a frickin’ chance.

      • Thomas

        Players today also have huge advantages. They can train year round rather than either playing year round or having an offseason job. Players now have better medical care, access to video, better scouting reports, and better equipment.

    • Joey

      They could still throw hard, they weren’t pansies like today’s pitchers!!!!!! Pitch could my ass!

      • Joey

        **picth count

        Wow that turned out really weird… I blame pat

        • pat

          I’m in ur brains tinkerin wif ur thoughtz.

          • Joey

            Thoughts are for women!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Wow…I don’t believe what I just saw.

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

    Andy Pettitte’s pitching to the score. That gritty fuck.

  • A.D.

    Tex = Gold

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    I fucking love Mark Teixeira.

  • Alex S

    love TEX

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Good job, Marky Mark!

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

    Yeah, defense at first base is quite meaningless.

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

    Uuuge. Just Uge.

  • pat

    Such a luxury.

  • A.D.

    Classic 3, 3-2 DP

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Big G throws that ball into Jersey.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Yeah, I’m still getting used to NOT having to cringe when our 1B throws the ball to another infielder.

  • Thomas

    Yeah, Tex.

  • TC

    Your classic 3-3-2 DP

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Ladies and gentlemen: we have a competent first baseman.

  • zzzzzz

    a real first baseman…..i think i just cried a little.

    • pat

      I cried a little too… IN MY PANTS!! HIYOOOOO

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        HIYOOOOO

        This had me laughing.

  • Frank

    Oh my…. helloooo

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    i thought that girl was pretty hot… until i saw the boner she was at the game with.

    • Frank

      Yeah he was goofy. I want to be one of those guys though. I want to walk around with a girl I have no business being with… and have other people hate on me for it.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve
      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

        The thing with that site is this: The “hot chicks” are usually the female equivalents of “douchebags” themselves.

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

    Is it more filled in behind home plate?

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      I’m going to go ahead and say no… looks like a mid July Orioles game against the Royals at Camden Yards.

  • A.D.

    First day with Tex on the fantasy team, so far so good.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Damn you.

  • Alex S

    swisher is freaking awesome

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

    Heh, was that a gay joke by Kenny?

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

    What a crappy plate appearance by Swisher. 10 pitches? Pfft.

  • Joey

    I heart Swisher ABs

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop
    • Frank

      “Just stupid stuff they’re able to do,” Mattingly says, using the word “stupid” to convey the incredible.

      LOL! What’s with Mattingly in that quote? Was Donnie Baseball a member of the Digital Underground?

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

        Ay-o fat girl, come here are you ticklish?

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Godzilla’s knees are going to bust open if he keeps getting on base.

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

    Matsui’s now reached base in four straight plate appearances.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    9:6 BB/K for Matsui. Love it.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    oh look, Cody hits.

    • Joey

      Have you ever heard of the old robot saying “DOES NOT COMPUTE”
      I think it applies

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

    Hey look, a base knock for Ransom.

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

    You still suck, Ransom.

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

    Danny Giese warming up in the pen. Awesome.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      2 bucks says Giese will tame the Yanks. just saying.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Is it just me or did it look like he had a nasty sunglasses tan?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      *tear runs down cheek*

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Brett, you’ve gotta lay off that.

  • Thomas

    “One damn good beer.” Frickin’ awesome.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    I’m callin’ a Damon grand slam.

    • zzzzzz

      ditto.

    • TC

      Ugh I just had a 2004 ALCS flashback

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Dammit.

      I’m still better at predicting things than Mike Pop.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Heh. Damn you Wake Forest.

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

    It’s always good when your leadoff hitter has three plate appearances in the first three innings.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    This is amazing. All with two outs.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Fun Fact-If Eveland lets a Grand Slam right here, his ERA for this game will still be 8 runs lower than Wang’s.

    • Drew

      That my friend, is not fun.

  • Alex

    It’s amazing that we have actually been hitting a soft-tossing lefty whom we haven’t seen before.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    You’ve just gotta love Casino commercials.

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

    Trivia has to be Reggie no? That’s too obvious.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Gotta be Reggie, no?

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Heh. Could the question be easier?

    Wallace Matthews heart rate just went up.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Reggie.

    The answer is Reggie Jackson

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

    Fun Fact: Matt Holliday has hit one homerun since August 20th, 2008. That includes Spring Training, and the one came at Coors Field.

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

    Don’t worry guys, Pettitte’s just pitching to the score. All the greats do that.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Bronson Arroyo, now that guy attacks hitters.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Like Jack Morris. That guy’s a HOFer in every way except his numbers.

      • Joey

        You mean his intangibles are just that, intangible?

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          I saw him barely hang on for wins in games that were very big to me and just another baseball game to him. That goes a long way in my book.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Who (in the MSM?) said something like this?

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

        I think Heyman did, but there’s others.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          Francesca says it on numerous occasions.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            I would just love to hear the justification for how that tactic is a good thing.

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

              He saves his bullets for when he really needs them, duh.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          How do these guys still have jobs writing about baseball?

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Andy Andy Andy…

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    3 straight singles, and Giambi still doesn’t score.

    Boy, I don’t miss Giambi.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Nice play, Tex.

  • Joey

    Force out at every base!

    /glass half full

  • Yankee1010

    Thank God for Tex. He’s saved quite a few runs tonight.

    And it’s about time for the Yanks to put the game out of reach instead of letting the A’s hang around.

    • Lanny

      A 1b who can actually play defense. A novel concept

  • whozat

    On gameday, it looks like the ump isn’t calling strikes at the lower edge of the zone, or on the corners. Is that true?

  • Axl

    I hate where I live…refuse to let me watch the Yankees. Don’t get the YES Network but ESPN and Extra Innings/MLB TV thinks I get the YES Network so it blacks it all out. My only luck is to use the audio part and it was screwing up so I had to close it and restart it and of course it had me enter in the information yet again…so now “too many people have signed on with this account”…so back to gameday it is…bunch of fucking savages in this town…

    I think this stupid little war between Cox Communications and the YES Network has to stop though…the only people who suffer are the fans like me…they’re getting nothing else accomplished…

    NOTE: This contributes to my anger on this blog site…I apologize but please understand it’s frustrating.

    • Lanny

      Buy satellite tv.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Yep, it’s that easy.

  • Frank

    Great call.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Good call.

    WTF is there to argue about?

  • TC

    Wow, what a break.

  • Drew

    That was pretty sick.

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

    Jesus, Ransom, just retire already.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Can Ransom hit the high inside fastball?

      • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

        Ransom can’t hit water if he fell out of a boat.

      • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

        Can Ransom hit ANY fastball?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      I don’t care what he hits, just catch the . . . . . oh, shit.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    So who gets the call up to replace Wang?

    Hughes, IPK or Aceves?

  • Thomas

    Rajai Davis, he went to UConn.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I went to the game for a bit yesterday. Two guys I used to play with play for Quinnipiac, but blowout + lot’s of wind = only staying for 4 innings. I think there are games this weekend, too.

  • Lanny

    The empty seats are a total embarrassment.

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

      You know, Fenway hasn’t sold out it’s past few games, and that thing has like 20,000 fewers seats than Yankee Stadium.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Good job, Kurt. Real heads up.

  • Axl

    That bases loaded venture we gave up on last inning will probably come back to haunt us…I had a feeling after it happened…

    • whozat

      Yeah, they probably figured that was enough and made outs on purpose.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Nah, they’ll tally up some runs the next couple innings.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Maris? Ha!

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Us = pwned.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        It was too easy. We had to be wrong.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    OOOMMMGGGG, How did we miss that!!

  • Axl

    Rain = No Home Runs??

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    HA you’re all wrong, it’s Roger Maris

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

    Ooo those tricky bastards. Didn’t think about the KC A’s.

    And what the fuck is with all this “that’s when he became a True Yankee” bullshit. The guy is a Yankee when he signs on the dotted line, fucking accept it and stop acting like this is some fraternity that people have to earn their way into.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      +54

    • Axl

      Who died and made you Angry Axl??

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Grantbo?

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      You’re crazy. You have to earn the pinstripes.

      (Sits back in reclining chair with Scotty Bro jersey on, twirls true Yankee mustache and pops in Yankeeography 98)-Mondesi

    • Frank

      You’re not a true Yankee if you feel that way.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Would you feel better if he said “That’s when he became fondly remembered by Yankee fans, as opposed to a zillion other guys who played for this team that nobody gives two shits about”? I think the ‘True Yankee’ stuff is just shorthand for that.

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

        Yes, yes I would.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          OK, but its a bit cumbersome.

  • Frank

    Eveland should not still be in this game.

    • Axl

      Yeah, striking out the side usually is a sign for the manager to take the pitcher out ASAP

  • southernyankeefan

    you would think they would hit better the more they see the guy not start striking out.

  • Axl

    True or False: Mike Mussina is the only “True Yankee” to not come up in the system and to never win a championship with the Yankees?

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

      But Michael Kay just said that Giambi was a True Yankee because of that homer in the rain?!?!?

      • Axl

        I don’t get it…

    • Chip

      Psh, Nick Swisher

    • Thomas

      Babe Ruth, Roger Marris, and Don Mattingly are all “true Yankees” that did not come up with the system and win a WS. There are numerous others as well.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Is it just me or did Kenny looked PISSED in that shot?

    • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      He’s sitting next to Kay, what do you expect?

  • Chip

    Nice of the ump to give Swisher all these calls, I’m loving it

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

    A broken bat by Hank Blalock puts an umpire on a stretcher in the Rangers-Blue Jays game.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Damn, hope he ends up alright.

    • Axl

      really what happened??

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Swisher’s body language is great.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Dana Eveland will regret that just like Matt Garza did.

    TAKE HIM DEEP, SWISH!

  • southernyankeefan

    i dont think he went around.

  • Jonathan

    that did not look like swing to me

  • Drew

    What a shitty call.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Ken Singleton is a very, very underrated baseball player.

  • Yankee1010

    Sure, why check with the 1st base ump?