Game 46: Joba, too, returns to crime scene

2009 Draft: Tino, Mazzilli to represent Yanks
Game 46: First pitch at 10:30 p.m. ET

Yesterday, Phil Hughes returned to Texas, the site of his best pro start to that point. His no-hitter came undone because of the hamstring injury he sustained while trying to bury a two-strike curveball to Mark Teixeira. That was May 1, 2007. One year, three months, and three days later, Joba Chamberlain exited a game at the very same ballpark. As Hughes made his return to Rangers Ballpark yesterday, so does Joba today.

Unlike Phil’s previous start at Rangers Ballpark, Joba wasn’t pitching so well at the time of injury. He had surrendered five runs, including two homers, in 4.2 innings of work before calling out the trainer to examine his shoulder. He started one game against them at the Stadium last year, lasting only four innings because of a high pitch count (91). He’ll look to reverse all that tonight.

Opposing him will be Kevin Millwood. The 34-year-old is having his best season since the one which landed him his current contract. He’s sporting a 3.12 ERA over 66.1 innings, and he’s doing it while striking out two fewer batters per nine innings than he has over the past four years. The difference between this year and the last two has been fewer hits allowed. He allowed over 11 per nine innings in 2007 and 2008, and it led to ERAs over 5.00. This year he’s down to 8.0 per nine, which is right in line with his career numbers. Tonight he’ll face a Yankees lineup which has not been short on hits lately.

Despite his poor season, Millwood pitched well in his one start against the Yankes in 2008, allowing just one run over five innings while striking out six. In 42.1 career innings against the Bombers he’s allowed 24 runs, 21 earned, while striking out 37 and walking just 10. He’s also 113.2 innings away from locking in his $12 million salary for 2010. Since it’s doubtful any team will pony up $12 million for a 35-year-old who has recently battled with injuries, I’m figuring Millwood really, really wants to reach the 180-inning milestone.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Melky Cabrera, CF
7. Hideki Matsui, DH
8. Nick Swisher, RF
9. Francisco Cervelli, C

And on the mound, number sixty-two, Joba Chamberlain

Update 8:59 p.m.: Sounds like the rain/hail is about to hit Arlington. This is a fast-moving storm system, and I would eye a 9:45 or 10 p.m. ET first pitch. We’ll update this post when we know what time the game is set to start.

Update 9:55 p.m.: First pitch is set for 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll have a fresh thread up in a few minutes.

2009 Draft: Tino, Mazzilli to represent Yanks
Game 46: First pitch at 10:30 p.m. ET
  • Drew

    I friggin love when Joba pitches. Just throwin that out there. Can’t wait

    • 27 this year

      yea, however, so far either he is dominant or not at all. The first inning will tell the story of the day for the most part but definitely within two innings, you could tell.

      • Drew

        How can you say that?
        http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?n1=chambjo03&t=p&year=2009
        One bad game.
        The four run game, all four were in the first inning. After that he was dominant.

        • 27 this year

          Sorry, I mean in terms of pitch count. Either he is going into the 7th or 8th or just barely making it through 5 but I see your point.

          • Drew

            Yeah, that you’re right about.
            Damn constraints of the pitch/innings count. I guess it’s all for the best though. Luckily our pen should be nice and rested if we need 3 or 4 innings out of them today.

  • RunnerS122

    mlb.com says there is a delay for the game, will they get it in?

    • Drew

      http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/sports/map/interactive/37121:20
      looks like a little thunderstorm. No biggie.

    • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

      I can’t see it anyways…My9 isn’t picked up by a local affiliate in my area.

      Gameday is okayish though.

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

      No tarp on the field or anything. Doesn’t look like rain over Singleton’s shoulder.

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

        Aaaaaaaand nevermind, they said at least an hour.

        • Scooter

          Just hope that both teams (and their pitchers) were given ample notice before the delay was decided on

        • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

          Don’t forget to bring your towel! [/towlie]

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

      Hour delay, they just said it on my 9

      • Drew

        Ahh shit.

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

          Alright well now they just said it still hasn’t rained but there is supposed to be a severe thunderstorm.

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

            Wrong spot

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Joba please shut up Mike Francesa by going 7 innings. He’s getting annoying for me lately.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He has become un-hearable the way Pete Abe has become unreadable. Actually Francesa sucks way more.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I have to disagree there. At least Francesa is a Yankee fan.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          Potato/potatoh I don’t like either of them and can’t listen to or read either. I used to like Francesa. I tried to like Pete Abe but it never happened. Both have declined. A lot.

    • whozat

      Stop listening :-)

      In seriousness, it’s getting ridiculous. Ask Francesa for some examples of a young ace and I promise you that, in ~90% of cases, those guys were either still in the minors at Joba’s age or just as inefficient.

  • dkidd

    has anyone ever been to the ranger’s ballpark? i can never tell on tv if it’s tacky or not

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I thought it was pretty nice when I was there and it is full of Yankee fans. Which makes it even better.

      • Zack

        how hot was it down there? 120?

        • LiveFromNewYork

          It wasn’t that hot the night I was there. I think it was in the spring.

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

      Yeah, I really liked it. All the new parks are nice, but I find that a lot of the “retro” parks tend to look alike. I liked that the Rangers’ ballpark has a unique look. You know which ballpark you’re looking at when you see that place on TV.

      • dkidd

        might be going this august. will make sure to sit in the shade

    • Max

      Was at the game yesterday. Very cool ballpark, was much better than I was expecting. Plus the crowd was like 60/40 Rangers fans to Yankees fans.

      On a side note, the Cowboys new stadium (which is right next to it) is absolutely immense.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        When I was there the entire section I was in was Yankee fans. I think there were 2 Ranger fans who said WTF is THIS?

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Fucking rain delay. I’ll never stay up for this one.

    • pat

      heh, yes, I was just thinking how my strict 10:30 bedtime does not agree with an 8 pm start time, yet alone 9pm.

      • Mike Pop

        Ya, man. Gotta wake up at 630 in the AM.

        Boo!

  • radnom

    What the hell. Is there supposed to be a huge storm or something? If it is small, why wouldn’t they get the first couple of innings in while its sunny?

    On another note, I havn’t been around here much lately – far too busy – but I would like to take this opportunity to belatedly claim any and all production we get from Nady the rest of this season as belonging to me.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/04/wanted-outfield-depth-10551/#comment-340971

    You’re welcome.

    • pat

      they don’t wanna start the game so the starters get knocked out after a long rain delay in the 3rd.

      • radnom

        Duh.

        That makes sense.

        Oh well, I should at least get a pass thanks to my fantastic medical advice.

        • pat

          Ok, you get a pass. But if the procedure doesn’t take we’re giving him YOUR acl.

          • pat

            From your knee and putting it in his elbow…

            Ligament location FAIL.

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

              Well, technically when they do TJ they take a tendon from your leg and put it in your elbow.

              • pat

                True true, but they’re definitely not harvesting your acl to replace the ucl.

  • manimal

    Is it Delayed or postponed? MLB Extra innings says its PPD’d.

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

      Singleton said delayed for an hour.

  • pat

    Eh, F-Mart is making his mets debut tonight on SNY.

  • Brandon P.

    Brackman 7 walks in 3 innings so far.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Wow. So much for the huge step forward last time out.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        5 WP as well.

        • handtius

          Off night. He is still learning.

        • 27 this year

          well then he is just having a bad day. Every pitcher has them and honestly for him, it isn’t surprising.

          I know you guys didn’t but if anyone says Bust! in any sort of literal way, I will personally rip their heads off unless my sarcasm meter detects something :)

          • Zack

            It does get ridiculous, a young player has a bad start or goes 0-4 and everyone flips out.

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

          No, I think he threw his fifth WP of the season, not 5 tonight.

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

            No, it’s five tonight.

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

              Yikes.

      • pat

        Brackman= Nuke La Loosh.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Brackman=Manute Bol

    • Scooter

      But Zmac with 5 shutout innings for Trenton so far

    • Accent Shallow

      Would it be too much to ask to confine minors talk to DOTF and minors threads?

      I really enjoy reading DOTF every night, since it’s a nice catch-all for all minors happenings, and discussion beforehand spoils the surprise and short-circuits and subsequent discussion in the comments.

      Of course, I’m not Ben/Joe/Mike, so you certainly don’t have to listen to me.

  • Drew

    Ugh. Brackman 7 bb’s 1 k? Bust!

    • Drew

      Before anyone kicks my dog off a bridge.
      I was just picking on 27 this year. A-Bracks is the man, but dang, 10 bb’s tonight. That’s a lot.

      • 27 this year

        no problem. Like I said, sarcasm meter went off there plus I have seen you plenty of times and you are not the gay trolls who decide to join on the blog.

        • andrew

          After the California decision today, it’s probably not the best day (not that there is any good day) to use gay as a derogatory term.

        • Whitey14

          Damn it! Now I’m not just a troll, but I’m gay too? How am I going to break this news to my wife? She was just getting used to the troll part and moving all of our possesion under the local bridge, but when she finds out I’m gay, she may leave me for the gnome in the garden up the road!

          • steve (different one)

            i wouldn’t worry Whitey, that gnome is totally gay.

  • Ivan

    I got a question, if you put Joba on the other 29 teams starting rotation, how many of them would he come out the 1st or 2nd best pitcher of those rotations?

    • teix is the man

      30 teams-him and melvin would have their own team and rotation

    • Drew

      If he didn’t have this inning/pitch count, he’d be the ace on most staffs. Or, teh best eighth inning guy ever!!!1!1!

      • teix is the man

        what is melvin’s pitch count anyway?

        • pat

          Same as Chuck Norris’ sperm count.

    • radnom

      Just for fun….

      Halliday, Johan, Lincecum, Webb, Hamels, Sabbathia for sure….Oh yeah Grienke

      Then less sure, but you’ve still probably got to take over Joba is
      Peavy, Haren, Lackey, and King Felix..eh Maybe Lester, he’s proven more, maybe Oswalt.

      I would say about half right now if you want to talk #1….but he certainly has the potential to make that number lower.

      • Ivan

        Im sorry but u gotta put Peavy in 1st class of pitchers.

        • radnom

          I didn’t feel comfortable putting him next to those guys, but looking at it a second time he definitely would fit in better with the first group than the second.
          I would still take him last of that first group, by a lot.

          • Zack

            That firsr group can dominate away from Petco, Peavy cannot

      • Cy Farnsworth

        You’d have to take Halladay, Lester, Greinke, Lee, King Felix, Hamels, Santana, Zambrano, Oswalt, Peavy, Haren and Lincecum over Joba right now, maybe a few other guys also. Once he’s not pitching with an innings cap it’ll be a different story.

        • radnom

          Lee?
          I’d like to see him do it for more than one season.

          I mentioned everyone else you had except Zambrano. I’m not so sure about him right now.
          He did cross my mind.

    • Accent Shallow

      Do you mean “at this very second”, or “at some point in the future”? Because at this second, he’d be the ace of the staff in:

      Baltimore
      Minnesota
      Texas
      Oakland
      Washington
      Pittsburgh

      Anywhere else?

      • Ivan

        At this second or the current Joba Chamberlain.

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    Keith Law’s projected first round is up on ESPN (inside only, so I have no idea who he has for the Yanks)

    • pat

      Purke

      • pat

        The word is the Yankees are waiting with open wallet for someone specific to fall to them, and the most likely candidate is Purke, whose price tag suddenly shot up earlier this month. They’ve got a list of polished college players as backup plans.

        • teix is the man

          This would be an excellent consolation prize for losing out on cole

          • pat

            Yeah, if we take a prep kid with that pick he’s going to benefit GREATLY by the fact this is a compensation pick and we don’t get another if we don’t sign this kid.

        • Reggie C.

          “Polished” college player sounds alot like AJ Pollock or maybe Tony Sanchez … imo. Not a terrible backup plan.

      • teix is the man

        Hell yeah!

    • MattG

      I can’t find it. Link?

  • pat

    Damn, Zimmerman just got eated up by a nasty sheffield grounder.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Its amazing how fast his bat still is, at age 40. Still leading the league in foul HRs.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Alright well now they just said it still hasn’t rained but there is supposed to be a severe thunderstorm.

  • Ivan

    Well I’ll just watch the Cavs/Magic game.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Oh snap, kudos for the reminder.

    • handtius

      I’m on it. Surprised to see the Cavs down.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        They’re not going make the game PPD?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Sorry dude, not supposed to be a reply.

  • Ben C
  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Didn’t Joba hurt his shoulder in Texas? I seem to remember it being a hot night in that ballpark when Girardi pulled him out.

    • handtius

      yep

      • andrew

        hahah, that sort of was the theme of the game post: “Game 46: Joba, too, returns to crime scene”

    • pat

      Hence the title of the thread.

  • Drew

    B-More winning 3-2 vs. Toronto. haha

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      8 in a row. . .

      • handtius

        I can’t believe they can lose 8 in a row with Doc in that rotation.

  • Ivan

    Nice pass by LeBron.

  • Drew

    Ah looks like Wieters will be joining the O’s on Friday.

    • andrew

      I just saw that. It will be interesting to see how good this kid really is and whether or not he struggles with handling a MLB pitching staff.

      • Tony

        Handling the staff is so very, very overrated.

        • andrew

          It may be overrated for a vet, but for a kid just coming up I think it’s an added pressure that may get to him in the early going

          • pat

            Yeah but the orioles staff is a steaming pile of shit. It shouldn’t be too hard.

            • Drew

              ietc

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Brackman’s night is complete, and I believe he made history.

    3.1 IP
    3 ER
    1 H
    10 BB
    1 SO
    5 WP

    http://www.riverdogs.com/dogs/stats/index.html?autoload=boxscore&gid=2009_05_26_bgrafx_crdafx_1&sportcode=afx

    • pat

      ONLY 1 HIT!!!!

    • handtius

      Holey Hell? 10 walks…man, that’s got to be tough on him.

      • Cor Shep

        how can you go from 8 inning 1 BB to 3 inning 10 BB lol..

        • handtius

          he has to make up for that one walk. that obviously wasn’t good enough for him. he’s a hard worker and busted his ass to get those walks up. good job.

    • dkidd

      he will be portrayed by tim robbins in the movie of his life

      • handtius

        Tim is a tall fella. Seen him around the city. Scarey look mother fucker too.

    • Drew

      10bb’s 5 WP’s and only 3 ER?
      You ate the whole… wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? Heck, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing.

    • Accent Shallow

      Guess he figured he’d take the heat off David Price, huh?

      Wonder when/if he goes to Tampa. Clearly not after this start.

    • Zack

      that’s almost AJ Burnett no-hitter style

    • RollingWave

      Jebus Christ. did he walk in all 3 runs?

  • dkidd

    adam dunn is a strong man

  • handtius

    Pete Ab said they put the tarp down at 8:43 p.m. I don’t think I’m making it to this one.

  • manimal

    Matt Wieters to debut on Friday

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

    I hate “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Hate it with a passion.

    • handtius

      I hate it cause it means no baseball. it’s like ordering a steak and get a plate full of fecal matter.

      • dkidd

        ietc

    • Drew

      Me too. I hope my9 goes to King of Queens now.

    • teix is the man

      Really, I think its awesome in that so many people can relate to the family disfunction

      • Cor Shep

        It’s so funny even though it’s basically 10000% about fighting. Makes a young man like me wanna get married reaaal soon….

        Marriage is like Everybody loves Raymond.. expect its not funny, and it doesn’t last 30 minutes.

    • pat

      Yeah but deborah is a MILF.

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

    So I was kind of hapy for the rain delay because it meant that I didn’t miss the beginning of the game. But now I’d just like them to start

  • Drew

    If Joba only goes 5 today, do we have to watch Wanger come out of the pen?

    • Charlie

      I hope not, especially if its a close game. I wouldn’t trust Wang right now. Actually, he shouldn’t even be in the bullpen. A truly terrible move made out of panic by the yanks front office.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Well Wang is going to have to get his innings sometime.

        • Cor Shep

          I hope Joba pitches 1-2 run baseball for 6 innings while the offense puts up a bunch of runs. Then I’d be happy to see Wang. He needs his work in. People that say he is done are retarded.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Agreed. Wang needs to pitch sometime or another. We cannot avoid him forever. As said a huge lead would be ideal to bring him in. He’s shutout self would help the team so Hughes can go to AAA to work on a couple pitches.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

              So Phil Hughes. He’s thrown 13 stellar innings over his last two starts, striking out 15. What about that tells you he and the Yanks would be better served with Hughes at AAA?

              • Drew

                If Wang reverts back to being Wang, there’s no reason Philly shouldn’t go back down to Scranton. He can work on things there that he can’t work on here, such as a consistent changeup.

                • Drew

                  Well let me rephrase that, there would be reasons he should stay, considering he’s looked great. I’d just like to see him go back to Scranton to make him even better.

              • pat

                Yeah but hes not too many games removed from his 1.3 inning 8 ER performance.

              • Arod, all the time

                You people astound me. One year ago today I was reading about how Wang was one of the best number one starters in baseball, but today he should be replaced by a guy who has proven nothing except that he appreciates Texas.

                Sabathia must be thrilled.

                • steve (different one)

                  One year ago today I was reading about how Wang was one of the best number one starters in baseball

                  no you weren’t.

                  keep trying though.

                • Arod, all the time

                  Not specifically here, true, but you know where I’m coming from, chum.

              • RollingWave

                Don’t worry, If Wang returns to form and Hughes is still pitching well, then AJ Burnett’s probably on teh DL for Suckitidus or forgothowtopitch syndorm.

  • Charlie

    the all star voting gets dumber every year. They opened it up in April and guys like Manny and the X-man are on the ballot even though they’re gonna miss a lot of the first half. Why the hell don’t they take those names off??

  • Drew

    Wow, that’s what I call rain.

    • manimal

      I think it’s hail.

  • Drew

    Ugh, Sheff is still the man.

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

      not cohesive much?

  • Cor Shep

    how the mets have managed to score 6 runs in beyond me.

    • Scooter

      Don’t underestimate the Nats’ suckitude

  • Will

    So I just realized, Sunday’s game in Cleveland will be Hughes vs Pavano. Good stuff.

  • Charlie

    you know jon lester is dealin when Joe Mauer is 0 for 2 against him

    • bonestock94

      I still have faith. I’d love to see him jack one for obvious reasons, and he’s on my fantasy team..

  • Charlie

    so this game isn’t gonna happen, right?

    • Drew

      oh it be happenin’.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      It’s going to happen. Probably 10:30 start time.

  • Drew

    Lol, ESPN talking about how they think Albert is the best player in the game. They mention Mauer but completely disregard Alex..

    • JobaWockeeZ

      No surprise really. The hate the Yankees with a passion.

    • MattG

      What, no Pedroia? Youk? Mike Lowell’s got to be near the top of the list, no?

    • Jacob

      A-Rod will have to me markedly better than the other guys in order for them to mention him.

    • Accent Shallow

      A-Rod’s hip injury raises significant questions about his career from here on out.

      • V

        Eh, I dunno. No more so than Pujols’ elbow.

    • MattG

      Seriously, I don’t think Rodriguez is in that discussion right now. Pujols is pretty clearly #1, and after him, Alex has got to be lumped in with players of greater positional or defensive value. All things considered, Evan Longoria might be Alex’s equal.

      Its too early in Longoria’s career to definitively state that, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be true.

  • Ross

    Z-Mac just went 7 IP 5 H 0 R 2 BB 5 K’s

    Season line 47 IP 38 H 15 BB 32 K’s 1 HRA 1.96 ERA 1.13 WHIP

    Not one start with more than 2 ER. I swore AA was going to eat him up. Touche, Zach.

    • Cor Shep

      Damn.. he’s nasty.

      Which of our 3 best starting pitching prospects are gonna have the best career? (ZMach / Brackman / Betances)

      • V

        Toss up. I’ll give it to Z-Mac just because he’s more polished than the other two at this point (certainty over upside).

        • pat

          Word, he actually has a floor as a 4th or 5th starter. The other guys, not so much.

        • RollingWave

          Z-mac is the most likely to have a career. but his upside is the lowest.

    • Dorian

      HE BEASTIN LOL

  • pat

    Damn, a sad day for Iron Mike, his little daughter ended up dying. I don’t care who you are that’s a terrible thing.

    • Mr.Jigginz

      You kind of had the feeling she wasn’t gonna make it,but it still hits ya when it’s official…So sad…Tyson was an interesting sports figure.I still find myself stuck watching his old fights when they loop them on ESPN or ESPN2.His dominance was a sight to behold.

      • pat

        Dude I LOVE watching his old fights. The best part was when they showed them on ESPN classic they could fit like 4 or 5 in a half hour show because he would just pwn people in the first round.

  • Arod, all the time

    I see “Joba” and “crime scene” in the same sentence and all I can think of is oh, no, that boy’z got himself in trouble drinking again.

    Get well, Joba, and remember, big boys drink responsibly.

    • steve (different one)

      I see “Arod, all the time” and all I can think is oh, no, here come’z another shitty post

      • teix is the man

        His posts reek of douchiness

      • pat

        Arod, all the time’s favorite movie is Dance Flick

        • Cor Shep

          followed by Disaster Movie

  • e mills

    ok Minnesota…keep it up

  • dkidd

    jon lester, keyboard cat would like a word

  • Drew

    As Ben mentioned earlier, Lohud is now saying 10:30 first pitch.

  • Bryan
    • teix is the man

      TEH Roids!

    • Tank the Frank

      People love to complain every time a Yankees player makes a peep or pumps a fist, but you’ll NEVER see anyone on this team act the way he does. Joba took Huff’s fist pump in stride. He let it roll right off his back like a veteran player. Papelbon, on the other hand, sure can dish it out… but he can’t take it. You just know this guy is a prick in his personal life.

      • Cor Shep

        “A true champion realizes you got to take the good with the bad.”

        I literally jizzed in my pants when I read that line..

  • Cor Shep

    What do you think players do during long rain delays like this?

    • Tank the Frank

      Drink lots of Red Bull; try to stay loose.

      • Cor Shep

        I was hoping you’d say play C-Lo or debate who’s got the hottest wife.

        • teix is the man

          Teixeira’s hands down

          • pat

            HAHAHAHAAH, posdada’s wife is an 11.

            • teix is the man

              I have a thing for southern girls!

            • Tank the Frank

              Posada’s wife could crush a tin can between her ass cheeks… he’s got nothing to be ashamed of! She’s a def. hardbody.

          • Tank the Frank

            Does anyone else think his wife looks like Reese Witherspoon in “Walk The Line” when she was a brunette? Cuz I sure do. She’s beautiful, but not in that trashy fake boobs, Maxim magazine sort of way. Not that there’s anything wrong with that… but that’s what I like about her.

  • Accent Shallow

    Today’s the 50th anniversary of Harvey Haddix losing a perfect game in the 13th because the freakin’ Pirates couldn’t score a run for him. (Interestingly enough, Clemente wasn’t in the lineup that day, and didn’t come in as a pinch-hitter. Injured?)

    Every time I think about that game, I practically burst into tears.

    • pat

      Today is also the 17th anniversary of Jose Canseco letting a homerun bounce off his head.

  • Ivan

    Hey Hughes has a better ERA than Lester.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      IETC

    • steve (different one)

      fire Eiland!

    • teix is the man

      Lester’s grit actually lowers his ERA by a run, thus his ERA is actually better

      • RollingWave

        Hughes is white too you know

        • teix is the man

          All in the uniform…all in the uniform

  • dkidd

    a great part of watching mlb extra innings is seeing demented local ads

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  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

    Alright, folks. Now that the first pitch has been announced we’re closing this thread and moving the game action to a new post.