Jul
03

Game 79: Starting a new streak

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Yesterday’s game was just one of those losses. The team didn’t beat themselves with errors or boneheaded plays, their ace just didn’t have it. It happens. Thankfully, the Yanks are sending a molten hot AJ Burnett out to the mound today to stop the bleeding. Over his last eight starts (48.2 IP) he’s struck out 56 and held opponents to a .222-.336-.356 line, translating to a 2.59 ERA. And that includes his 2.2 IP, 5 ER disaster in Fenway. Yeah, he’s been crazy good.

On the mound for the Blue Jays is lefty Brian Tallet, who held the Yanks to just two runs over six innings back on May 14th. He’s been solid but not spectacular for a Toronto team dealing with more pitching injuries than any team should. Hopefully the Yanks pull this one out, because Doc’s waiting on Saturday.

Here’s the starting nine:

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Matsui, DH
Cervelli, C – Posada’s thumb is still bothering him
Gardner, CF

And on the mound, the lightning rod from Little Rock, AJ Burnett.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Jake H

    Hopefully Tex can start to get going.

  • Accent Shallow

    A bit of an odd lineup from the Jays, with Wells/Rios as the 6/7 hitters.

    Hopefully they can hit Tallet hard, he’s not an extreme groundballer, and he doesn’t have great velocity.

    • whozat

      Yeah. Big day from ARod and Tex would go a long way to making me feel better

  • Ellis

    Fun fact: jeter is hitting .451 against lefties this year. Woah.

    • Accent Shallow

      Jeter has some really interesting splits this year: OPSing >1.100 against lefties (yes, you read that correctly), and >.850 at home (.869 at YSIII, .789 on the road).

      Most of the difference in home/away splits is due to slugging, (7 HR at YSIII, 2 on the road), but the platoon splits concern me a bit: he’s at .262/.337/.384 against RPH. Yikes.

  • Little Bill

    Brian Tallet is going to get destroyed today.

  • jim p

    Doc on Saturday? Isn’t it Wang’s turn also?

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah, we get Halladay/Wang later in the series. In ’06-’08 that’d fill me with confidence that the Yankees at least have a chance, but now I’m pretty terrified.

      • jim p

        I’m just depressed for Wang. I’m expecting CMW to be even a little more improved, but it looks like he gets a loss even if he allows 2 runs in 6 innings.

        Maybe we can pull a Santana on Doc (said I in my dreams.)

        • Accent Shallow

          He’s good, but he’s human.

          • Dela G

            not against the yankees

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

    So I went to the library to try to print tickets for tomorrow’s game.

    Library’s closed today. $@#$@# holiday weekends!

    • Dela G

      buy a printer like everyone else has :)

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

        I have a printer. With no paper and no ink.

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

      Printer at home?

      • Dela G

        you don’t have a printer? :)

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

      Fed-Ex Kinkos it is

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

        Alas, there isn’t one around here!

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

          Just bring your flash drive to the Stadium. I’m sure they’ll understand…

          • Dela G

            yeah tell em your seats are in the legend seats

            they’ll have to say yes

  • Dela G

    Is anyone else sad that Wang has to face Halladay Tomorrow?

    Man I expect halladay to strike out 9 and give up 1 run

    • Little Bill

      Probably useless regardless of who pitches. That guy has just owned us and probably won’t give up more than 1 run.

      • Dela G

        i wish the yankees had got him back in 2003 when he was going to be a free agent

        At least the yankees got burnett, who would shut them down consistently

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

    Gary Sanchez will soon join GCL Yankees.

    http://twitter.com/kileymcd/status/2455967064

    • Accent Shallow

      What? That’s wild. Maybe he’s not really 16?

      • zs190

        Doubt it. Jorge Arangure (ESPN’s IFA guy) mentioned on twitter the other day that Yankees have a previous MLB executive working in the front office so they almost never get one that has a fake age.

    • pat

      whaaaat, thats crazy.

    • Dela G

      holy crap! thats amazing

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

      Holy fuck, dude is 16?!?!

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

        I mean, if the dude is as good as he said to be, he shouldn’t have too much of a hard time.

        • Mike bk

          he was called a montero bad with romine’s arm this morning. imagaine that.

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

            Holy fuck.

          • Accent Shallow

            Hyperbole reigns when talking about these kids, though. I suppose we’ll see.

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

            He does NOT have Montero’s bat, though he does have a pretty good bat w/ plus power. That much is clear.

    • Mike bk

      that puts him 1-2 years ahead of a normal schedule to be stateside.

      • Mike bk

        one other IFA note:

        “Another good news – Mark Newman said in an interview today that they have RHP Chris Cabrera as more advanced than Arodys Vizcaino and Jairo Heredia of years past.”

        That would also be something special.

        Question:
        If Sanchez is coming over now, what do they do with Murphy when and if he signs?

        • zs190

          He’s pretty good but I hear he lacks projection, he’s a little shorter than a lot of the guys. He’s already 90-91 and can touch 94, flashing 2 average off speed pitches, very polished for his age, though not necessarily as much upside as the other guys.

        • Accent Shallow

          Very good to hear, but aren’t they going to talk these players up a little right now?

  • Accent Shallow

    Marco Scutaro looks like Mike Myers in his Gameday picture (not Michael Myers, which would be far more interesting)

  • Ivan

    Ok guys, u think Montero is gonna hit another Homerun today?

    • Dela G

      and On the fifth day, Jesus Rested

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        wasnt it on the 7th lol

        • Dela G

          yeah, but Jesus has hit a homerun in 4 consecutive games, so this is the 5th day :P

      • Ivan

        I think he hits another one. The Sat, the streak ends.

  • Dorian

    Oh God. Robby Cano and his Top 5 2B OPS, Hits, Slugging, and Batting Average are batting 5th again.

    • Dela G

      OH NO, JESUS SAVE US!

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

    Red hats again? Sigh.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      probably gives us luck we did win when we wore em against texas.

      • Dela G

        yeah we murdered texas with those hats

        i was at that game, it was awesome . I am pretty sure alex went 5-5 in that game

    • Ivan

      Weren’t they suppose to be blue, with the American flag covering the insignia.

  • Accent Shallow

    These godawful red hats again. Maybe Hughes should have started this game.

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

    I think the hats last year were much more awesome.

    • Dela G

      yeah but they looked like regular blue hats. These ones are at least red

    • Accent Shallow

      Disagree. I hated the hats last year, they’re even worse this year. I can’t enjoy messing with the Yankees’ uniform.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheManchine Bruno

    So Jorge is mos def our DH next year huh?

    • Accent Shallow

      No. I’m sure he gets some time at DH, but who’s the primary catcher otherwise? Cervelli’s been better than expected, but he’s not a realistic option. Neither is Montero at this point.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    strike 3

  • Accent Shallow

    Thanks A.J. No need to walk Scutaro.

  • Dela G

    and AJ starts em with tha KAY!

  • yankeegirl49

    I cannot stomach the red hats..Im gonna be sick.

  • dkidd

    aj pitching with a purpose today

    i like it

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

    Dear Kay: this season Canó has not been better than Hill or Kinsler.

    • Accent Shallow

      I dunno, it’s been damn close. Robbie’s weakness is drawing walks, and hence having a solid OBP, but those guys have both provided similar OBPs to Robbie with similar slugging.

      Although I’m sure they’re hitting with runners on base.

      • Accent Shallow

        To elaborate:

        Hill: .301/.341/.504
        Kinsler: .263/.339/.513
        Cano: .307/.340/.489

        They’ve both been better than Cano with the bat, but it’s close enough that defense could put them even.

    • Ivan

      Isin’t Kinsler splits Home/Road quite Stark?

    • Dorian

      He ain’t far off

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

      Hill has been eh since the end of May.

  • pat

    Hill’s stance looks like a righty brett gardner.

  • Longo

    that is an absolutely disgusting pitch

  • Accent Shallow

    0-2 and then 4 straight balls? Ugh.

  • Dela G

    well at least we didn’t let hill hurt us with the bat

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    burnett trowin hard.

  • dkidd

    gaston is a hugely underrated manager

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, Lind was so late on that one. Jesus.

  • Dela G

    i hope that fastball never leaves him while he’s here in nyc

    let’s hope he’s like brett tomko at the age of 35/36 with the hard throwing fastball

    • Accent Shallow

      Except Tomko throws 94 and is eminently hittable. No thanks.

      • Dela G

        true, but i mean the velocity

        the movement is a different story

  • Dela G

    boy when rolen hit that, i thought it was a homerun…

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Who’s Gonna trow the first no hitter in yankee stadium?

    ill say burnett

    • Accent Shallow

      No point in trying to guess, it’ll probably be someone we’d never think of.

      I’ll throw out Neftali Feliz. Wild card.

  • dkidd

    sweet stache, tallet

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    i just notcie that those fake umpires are at the game they were in toronto and in a game like 2 weeks ago in washinton.

  • Charlie

    phew, the no no is still intact

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

    Those fake umpires need to be beaten about the head and neck with a rubber hose. It was cute at first, but now it’s just retarded.

    • Accent Shallow

      What are you doing tomorrow? I’m always up for some vigilantism.

  • Dela G

    by the way guys, the phillies broadcast last weekend said that the YES NETWORK paid for those umpire guys to be at the stadium…

  • Charlie

    AJ>Beckett

    • Dela G

      they are basically the same pitcher

      • Accent Shallow

        I’m going to disagree. Beckett has better control/command (career 2.8 BB/9, as opposed to Burnett’s 3.8 BB/9), and while they have similar career rates of hits yielded, HRs, and Ks, that 1.0 BB/9 is a pretty significant difference. Not to mention Burnett has never hard a year as good as Beckett’s 2007, or as good rate-wise as Beckett’s 2003.

        Additionally, per pitch types, Burnett is a more groundball oriented pitcher (45-50%), and Beckett has more separation in speed between his fastball/curve than Burnett. (Beckett’s fastball is faster, and his curve is 4 mph slower)

        • Dela G

          well i was saying in the terms of how they can both be dominant at times and then have huge stinkers.

          But they are both power pitchers who will pound you with the fastball until you are blue in the face.

  • Accent Shallow

    Two solidly struck balls right at fielders. Ergh.

    • Little Bill

      They’re not Robbie Cano so they won’t get criticized for hitting the ball hard right at a fielder. I don’t understand the hate for Cano in the 5th spot, especially with Posada not playing. The argument is “Well he doesn’t protect A-Rod.” Who does? Are teams all of a sudden going to start pitching to A-Rod with a base open late in the game if they see Posada in the on deck circle? That’s ridiculous.

      • Accent Shallow

        I love Robbie, but he’s been horseshit this year with men on. Whether that’s a repeatable skill, or indicative of him getting himself out, I have no idea. But the splits are pretty stark:

        Overall: .307/.340/.489 (damn good for a 2B, no? Additionally, he’s got a significant reverse platoon split. Gotta love it. As I type this, he jacks one out off a lefty)
        RISP: .213/.248/.340 (Yikes)
        Men on: .259/.294/.427

        Again, not sure how indicative that is of future performance, but Robbie’s been much worse with runners in RISP for his career.

  • Ivan

    Man what a bunch losers.

  • Mike bk

    oh i agree that is too much hype but not nearly what sano is getting. i do think it is a great sign of what the yanks really think they see in him that they think he can play gcl at 16.

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

    Man, that pitching matchup for tomorrow looks ugly…

    Yay for choosing my games well!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    heres a pic of those two at the nationals game the follow the blue jays around.

    http://www.blogcdn.com/mlb.fan.....062009.jpg

  • e mills

    watch Wang shut down the Blue Jays tomorrow b/c everyone is talking ish about him ;)

    • Dela G

      if he does, i’ll drink a whole case of beer

  • Dela G

    HAHAHA HE THOUGHT HE GOT HIT and tried to walk away…

  • Charlie

    nasty

  • Dela G

    nice hitting there by wells

    let’s hope he then goes 0-8/9 for the rest of the series

  • Charlie

    oh FUCK. there goes the no hittaaaa

  • whozat

    I hate when there’s a hitter who’s struggling and Burnett starts out by trying to pick off the outside corner.

  • Dela G

    damn 97mph there

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dats a damm strike

  • Salty Buggah

    I just woke up and am thinking about another hour or 2 of sleep. Cmon Yanks please wake me up by scoring a couple of runs

  • Dela G

    wow burnett you have to control that curveball

    • whozat

      That was the heater.

      • Dela G

        oh my bad, it looked like a curve, i should’ve seen the speed of it

        • whozat

          yeah, it did look like it dove down and it. It certainly wound up down and in :-)

  • whozat

    for chrissake.

  • Charlie

    ouch

  • Charlie

    effectively wild

    • whozat

      eh

      wild and getting by is more like it. He’s still thrown a lot of pitches, and he’s not doing so hot at putting hitters away.

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

    Cano can’t bat fifth.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    canoooooooo wow that was crushed.

  • Dela G

    ROBBIE CANO! DON’T YA KNOW!

    HE’S NOT A NUMBAH 5 HITTAH!!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Lazy Dominican. Doesn’t wait until men are on base.

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

    Doesn’t Robbie always kill the league in July?

    I’m not surprised.

    • Dela G

      july and august are his months

    • Salty Buggah

      .349 in July before the game today

  • Little Bill

    GET CANO OUT OF THAT 5TH SPOT! YET ANOTHER WORTHLESS HIT WITH NO RUNNERS ON BASE!

    • whozat

      He should’ve popped out so that he could accelerate the process of getting back around the order so he could come to the plate with a man on 2nd and try to poke a single through the right side.

  • Charlie

    Robbie absolutely abuses bad pitchers. Lets crush em today please

  • Salty Buggah

    finally RBI time for Robbie!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    If I were Scott Rolen, my at-bat music would be “Ridin’ Dirty”.

    “They see me Rolen . . .”

    • Dela G

      haha nice.

      as a guy who has lived in htown the past 10 years, i support you using htown artists

      • whozat

        Htown?

        …Hicago? Hotlanta? Hackensack?

        • Dela G

          houston, texas

    • Salty Buggah
  • dkidd

    i’m going to try and remember that home run the next time cano makes an out on the first pitch

  • Dela G

    nice job godzilla!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Matsui has great numbers against tallet.

  • Accent Shallow

    Matsui is a professional hitter. Hopefully they can get him a ring this year.

    • whozat

      I’d love it.

  • whozat

    That was like…slow motion. I feel like, if I tried to swing like that the bat would get knocked out of my hands.

  • Dela G

    JESUS MONTERO GETS A SHOUT OUT!

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

    Come on Coney, give Montero some love!!!

    Ahh there it is!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    David Cone knows Yankee prospects. Montero reference!

    • Dela G

      kay just talked about his 4 HRs in 4 days!

  • Dela G

    sanchez gettin some love too!

  • dkidd

    good young talent showing its head

    only cone could make that sound so dirty

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      “Jerking him off in the bullpen…”

      • whozat

        Pitchers hate dryhumps.

        Also, look at Hughes dropping a deuce on him. Nice.

        I just can’t WAIT for Romulo or Humberto to show up in September and hear what Cone does with that.

        • Accent Shallow

          Hughes’ deucing was from Kay, actually.

          Cone does seem to work sexual references into all the broadcasts. It practically has to be intentional, but I find him to be a very knowledgeable and enjoyable broadcaster.

  • Salty Buggah

    a Cervi HR would be so nice today

  • Charlie

    Stop bunting!!!!! Why the fuck would you bunt there????????/ FFFFFFFFFFUUUCCCKKKKKKKK SMALL BALL11!!!!!!111!!!

    • whozat

      He’s the backup catcher. It’s not like he’s a good hitter. He could have been going on his own, or maybe Joe thought he could catch Rolen sleeping. Cervelli has good speed for a catcher, which Rolen might not know.

      • Charlie

        decent points, but i just hate bunting in all forms.

  • Manimal

    They HAD to mention Montero after his recent streak

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

      I’m impressed Kay knows who he is.

  • Jake H

    Love how much info the broadcasters know about the Yankee minor league teams.

  • Salty Buggah

    WTF? My computer keeps blocking this site saying, Malware detected and this message:

    “The website at riveraveblues.com contains elements from the site cdn1.eyewonder.com, which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.”

    Anyone know what’s up?

    • whozat

      Probably that eyewonder.com is some ad site that either got tricked into hosting (or knowingly hosted) some malware recently, and their ads are getting served to RAB as a part of whatever ad network they partner with.

      • Salty Buggah

        Should I let Mike, Ben, or Joe know about this?

        • radnom

          Probably.

          It seems to be a digital advertising company, but my browser won’t even let me go to their site without bypassing a malware warning.

  • Accent Shallow

    I know Gardner has two out of the park homers, but I almost think he should be fined for all flyballs.

    (Kidding, but his best weapon is obviously his speed, which isn’t going to help on flyballs, unless someone *coughDenardSpancough* misplays them into inside the parkers)

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Man, Burnett has already made this a 6 inning game. Now, if only we had six shut-down relievers to shorten this game to 0 innings…

  • whozat

    Burnett having some trouble putting guys away.

  • Salty Buggah

    damnit scutaro, stop fouling them off and wasting his pitches…just K

  • whozat

    Dude…what?

    • whozat

      I am rapidly losing my willingness to sign Damon to a 1+1 deal this offseason.

      • Accent Shallow

        Seriously. So much of his value is based on him playing an above average LF. If he’s below average, then why not get someone with a better/more consistent bat?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammit damon

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    And…that’s a ball that ought to be caught. That’ll bring down the UZR.

  • pat

    hahaha damn Johnny wtf

  • V

    Johnny Damon is playing himself out of a 1 year contract offer after the season.

    • whozat

      seriously. Wasted 8 pitches, and put a guy on 2nd. Thanks Johnny!

  • Salty Buggah

    fuckin Marco

  • Steve O.

    Leadoff doubles grinds my gears.

    • whozat

      Leadoff doubles two-base errors that aren’t scored as such because the fielder screwed up so badly that he didn’t even touch the ball grinds my gears.

      FTFY

      • Steve O.

        Heh.

  • whozat

    So if AJ gets out of this without giving up a run, he’s still probably at 60 pitches, right?

  • CP3

    Hey I was wondering what player could best compare to what gary sanchez might be?

  • donttradecano

    why are those two umps here?

    • whozat

      The guys in the stands? They’re Jays fans that seem to follow them around and do that umping gag.

      They’re committed to the bit, I’ll give them that.

  • Accent Shallow

    Damon suddenly decides it’s no longer Free Doubles Day?

    • whozat

      Maybe it’s that calf issue, but I think it happened before that…Johnny’s D has really fallen off a cliff.

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

      Apparently

  • Jamal G.

    Nice job by A.J. to pick up Johnny D.

  • Salty Buggah

    phew, no runs. I guess I can live with a high pitchcount if there are no runs.

  • pat

    he really only threw 1 extra pitch that inning.

    • Shdwrptr

      True, if you assume that everything would have gone the same. Thank Rolen for swinging at pitch #1.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    AJ Burnett just keeps shortening that game.

  • Jake H

    Mike, do you think that Gary S is goin to start in GCL this year or will they just get him a little game action here or there?

  • Accent Shallow

    Like someone mentioned earlier in the broadcast: Tallet wouldn’t look out of place in 1974.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday is not loving that call.

  • Dela G

    that strikeout call was bs

  • Steve O.

    Let’s not get irrational here, yes Damon hasn’t been himself in the field, and yes he’s been atrociously bad in the field at times, but Damon on a 1 year deal with an option >>> Jason Bay or Matt Holliday on whatever they will demand.

    But I’d think Bay >>>>> Holliday. Due to contract, of course.

    • whozat

      That’s a false dichotomy. There will be other options, perhaps not in free agency, but in trade.

  • Salty Buggah

    WHoa, in no way was that strike 3!!!

  • Shdwrptr

    What was that? Burnett has not gotten a few called strikes IN THE ZONE and Tallet gets that call?

  • Salty Buggah

    Tex should go lefty against tallet. Lefty are hitting better against him.

    • For lack of a more creative name.. Alex

      meh but he never hits lefty on lefty or righty on righty, probably would be uncomfortable.

  • Dela G

    wow 2 straight balls called for strike 3

    BS

  • Salty Buggah

    that was borderline but mostly inside…damon’s was in another universe. Damn you Hirschbeck!!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    aight cano make em pay!

  • Shdwrptr

    Whoa!!!! That was not ball 4 for Arod if that called strike 3 was a strike for Damon…

  • Salty Buggah

    oh another walk to pass the baton…though this one moves Jete up to scoring position

  • Manimal

    That was kind of funny haha

  • Dela G

    nice job by hill there, i thought it would go through his legs

  • Accent Shallow

    Solidly struck, but right at Hill. Ugh.

  • Dorian

    Cano is so unclutch. That HR meant absoluetly nothing.

    FACE-PALM

  • Slugger27

    anyone know the all star results? did tex overtake youk?

    • Dela G

      we’ll find out on sunday

  • donttradecano

    So the yanks gave those umps free seats… why not give two fans free seats instead? or members of the military.

    • Dela G

      a lot of teams have started to pay for these guys to show up.

      The nats did it, and the yanks have too.

      • For lack of a more creative name.. Alex

        those umps annoy the hell outta me tho

        • BklynJT

          They are funny as hell.

    • Reggie C.

      are you serious??

      they’re getting PAID to show up??

      omg…

      • Accent Shallow

        Agreed. Why encourage someone else’s gimmick?

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice hook.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    we need a k burneet

  • Dela G

    well tie game…

  • V

    They need to take all MLB umpires, and stick them on a bus to umpire Little League games. Fucking morons.

  • Accent Shallow

    I wouldn’t mind Rios if the Jays are trying to dump salary. Wells though? No thanks.

  • donttradecano
  • Dela G

    cmon burnett, keep it down

  • pat

    DEAD

  • Accent Shallow

    Peace out Rios! Getting thrown out by 5 feet on a breaking ball? Wow.

  • Shdwrptr

    Don’t you love it when pitchers decide it’s the best idea to ignore the hitter and attempt to keep the base runner on for basically no reason? Throw it there once or twice, throw strikes, and let your defense do the rest.

  • Dela G

    wow i’m shocked the ump didn’t get that call this time…

  • Dela G

    why matsui swung at ball 4 is beyond me

    • Aaron

      Inconsistent strike zone… way too close to take..

    • Salty Buggah

      it was borderline but mostly down so with this ump you never know what’s going to happen. AJ hasn’t gotten several calls low that were actually in the zone for strikes though.

      • Dela G

        true dat

  • dkidd

    less o’neill and flaherty, more cone and singleton please

  • Jake H

    toronto announcer was a wussy.

  • Accent Shallow

    Woo, sit down.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice call, Kay: “Somebody caught it . . .”

    I thought that was gone off the bat. Bandbox?

  • Dela G

    wow gardner is wicked fast ( i already knew this, but man he’s fast)

  • Ivan

    Lets get some runs baby.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice little 9 pitch inning

    now cmon top of the order

  • pat

    Haha coney is the man… “I can smell friday night comin boy”. Awesome.

    • DreDog

      He’s not telling you who Friday Night is though.

  • dkidd

    good at-bat by brett

  • Accent Shallow

    Can’t walk Gardner, Tallet.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice gardy walks

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Jete

  • pat

    Niice all thus pussyfooting around and jeter is 3-0

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Would like Capn Giddyup to not giddyup so that’s good.

  • Salty Buggah

    Gardner just drew 2 walks, though one was credited to Jeter

    • LiveFromNewYork

      ha

  • dkidd

    lol tallet playing bocchi ball

  • Accent Shallow

    And the drag bunt to load the bases! Now would be a nice time to remember you’re a power hitter, Tex.

  • Dela G

    WHAT A GREAT BUNT BY DAMON!

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

    There we go, damage time. Five runs or bust!

  • Shdwrptr

    We need more than 1 run off of this…

  • For lack of a more creative name.. Alex

    wow nice throw by Tallet.

  • Dela G

    oh man damon was out…

  • LiveFromNewYork

    If this season ends without Gritner stealing home I will be disappointed. Of course doing it in the World Series would be da bomb.

    • Salty Buggah

      walk-off steal of home for a series sweep!!!! DREAM IT!

  • Dela G

    did mariano blow the door open?

  • For lack of a more creative name.. Alex

    lol 1.2 Bil dollars and we can’t keep a door closed

  • dkidd

    they gave him an error? terrible call

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

    It’s about time Wells earned his paycheck.

    • Accent Shallow

      +1

  • Accent Shallow

    Sure, walk Tex to force in a run with A-Rod on deck. Anyone warming in Toronto’s pen?

  • Dela G

    nice job walking in a run there tex

  • DreDog

    4 straight balls wow. Cone is thinking something sexual to infer on that.

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

    Tex passes the baton. What a bum.

  • dkidd

    break it wide open

    i want to see tomko pitching the 9th

  • Jamal G.

    Mark Teixeira was way too happy to take a walk there.

  • Tom Zig

    Have we hit a grand slam this year?

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

      I think so, didn’t Damon hit one?

  • Accent Shallow

    Gardner scores a run without having to do much of anything. Bet that’s a welcome change for him.

  • Dela G

    they changed damon’s play to a Hit!

  • Dela G

    well a-rod barely escaped the DP

  • Accent Shallow

    At least A-Rod was able to beat it out. Maybe Cano can make himself useful.

    • Dela G

      “At least A-Rod was able to beat it out.”

      lol

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

    Nice, no chance for the DP now.

  • Salty Buggah

    oh well, still bases loaded for Cano…get that avg. with RISP up Robbie

  • dkidd

    good. robbie hate bases loaded

  • Dela G

    damon scores!

  • Accent Shallow

    And it removes the DP. Nice!

  • Salty Buggah

    bust it open on Tallet Robbie

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

    That was close, but it looks like was out.

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

    Safe.

  • Dela G

    HE WAS SAFE!

  • Accent Shallow

    Sure looked like Tex beat the tag.

  • dkidd

    damon and arod were out, tex was safe

    • Bob Stone

      Absolutely right

  • Salty Buggah

    Robbie hates RISP

  • Dela G

    wow another BS call by this home plate ump

  • Bob Stone

    There have been a lot of mistakes by the umpires that have gone both ways.

  • Accent Shallow

    2 runs. Ugh.

  • pat

    That makes me ill.