Game 145 Spillover Thread II

Game 145 Spillover Thread
Staten Island bullpen comes up big in series opener

I smell a walk-off. Damon?

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Game 145 Spillover Thread
Staten Island bullpen comes up big in series opener
  • Charlie

    i got melky, he’s due

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I have a feeling either him or A-Rod for some strange reason…
      *waits for Alex Gonzalez to tell me he’s not clutch ecause he can’t hit in the playoffs*

      • alex gonzalez

        arod will not hit a walkoff this game, you can bet on that.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Well seeing as he won’t be up and seeing as he might score in the winning run he might just not. It has nothing to do with him being clutch.

          • alex gonzalez

            he could have a chance to come up if it went to extra innings. not that it would make a difference though.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Nope. I don’t think this is going to extras now.

            • Chris

              Are you saying Alex can’t hit in the clutch, and that he can’t hit a walk off HR?

              • Pasqua

                Whatever you wish he were saying, it’s the opposite.

  • Moshe Mandel

    Good job by Phil to escape there.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Has Jeter had one this year?

    • Riddering

      No.

      He’s been pie free and it’s unacceptable.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        He’s definitely not clutch.

  • Bob Stone

    Phil got lucky there. Could have been a disaster. If the Yankees are still tied after the bottom of the 8th – I want Hughes back out on the mound – not Rivera. But I know that won’t happen.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I want the best reliever out there.

    • Accent Shallow

      Why not Rivera?

      If you say “He can’t pitch in non-save situations” . . .

  • pat

    Get it outta ur system now young man.

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

    Meh, all things considered Hughes managed to limit the damage.

    Tie game at home, lets win this baby.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I vote Matsui for the walk-off.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      that is… if he gets another AB

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        I vote Matsui for the walk-off tie-breaker!

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

      I vote Cone for the whack off.

  • alex gonzalez

    has to be jeter. he will get the pie.

  • NYQ

    One Word: Swishalicious

  • Chris

    Anyone know why the NFL refs are wearing orange stripes? I first saw it and thought there was a problem with my TV.

    • http://twitter.com/Jacksoneem Jackson

      Throwback unis for the 40th anniversary

      • Chris

        The refs used to wear orange?

    • Steve H

      Throwbacks.

    • Jim

      something to do with the 50th anniversary of the AFL, since the Bills and Pats are 2 of the original teams of that league

  • Salty Buggah

    Deposit one A-rod…or Tex

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    No walk off. A-Rod comes through here.

    OR

    Tex gets a walk off to complete the cycle.

    • pat

      I vote 1

    • Little Bill

      I don’t think they’ll give Alex anything to hit.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Yeah, you’re probably right.

  • Riddering

    Mark hits the walk-off homer for the cycle.

  • Dela G

    Marky T a HR away from cycle!

  • pat

    Dude that ball had to be hit pretty hard to bounce off the top of the wall and land in the stands.

  • pat

    Weaver’s gonna throw him garbage so a releiver can warm up.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    ATTN: alex gonzalez, you claim to hate Alex Rodriguez; are you rooting for him to fail here since you don’t like him?

    • Pasqua

      Yes, he is, but it’s just because he actually hates the Yankees.

    • alex gonzalez

      no. i never root against this team. ever. but he didn’t come through.

      • Steve H

        He didn’t make an out. He came through.

        • alex gonzalez

          so he is paid to walk and not get the clutch hit?

          • Pasqua

            You bait the hook beautifully, A.G., I must give you that.

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            Well, part of why he’s paid is because of his good eye and plate discipline. Would you have preferred he unnecessarily expanded the strike zone and swung at bad pitches, either striking out or not hitting the ball hard? Alex’s walk helped the Yankees right there.

            • Pasqua

              Your thoughtful and rational comments only give him strength.

              • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                Oh don’t do that. If you shoot him, it’ll only make him mad.

                /Wilder’d

          • JobaWockeeZ

            He is paid to be a good ball player. Good ball players get walks. He would have K’ed if he swung and you would gone in a page long A-Rod hate rant.

      • pat

        Right, because they gave him lots o pitches to hit.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        How do you figure he didn’t come through? He had zero pitches to hit in that at bat. Also, if you say he never comes through when it matters, I’m assuming you haven’t heard that 13 of Alex’s home runs have either tied the game or given the Yankees the lead (incl. 2 walks offs).

        • Pasqua

          He’s watching the Red Sox any time A-Rod comes through.

      • Chris

        Which pitch should Alex have swung at?

        And if it were an actual intentional walk, would you feel the same way?

      • Pasqua

        Yeah, that whole “getting on base” thing after “not getting anything to hit” just screams CHOKE ARTIST!

      • Jim

        ok, i don’t comment on this site very often, I love reading and tend to not have much to add. But seriously? He didn’t come through because he was pitched around? Give me a break. Did you want him to swing at something out of the zone and pop up? My gosh, man.

        • pat

          Hahah, welcome. It’s sad that’s how people think.

        • Salty Buggah

          meh, he’s not very smart

        • Bob Stone

          Welcome – Great comment.

  • MikeD

    They will not be pitching to him, hoping he swings out of hte zone.

    • Accent Shallow

      Well, yeah. Why let A-Rod beat them? Make Matsui or Posada do it.

      Two guys who are both prone to the GIDP, unfortunately.

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

    Pitching around A-Rod. C”mon Matsui.

  • chriskeo

    a tex walk off completes the cycle, walk off and the cycle…

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    he really shouldn’t have swung at that 2-0 pitch. Hopefully Weaver makes a mistake here.

  • Bob Stone

    Has anyone ever had a walk-off homerun that completed the cycle? I’ve never seen that.

    • MikeD

      Paging Mr. Elias.

    • Accent Shallow

      That’s nothing.

      Roberto Clemente hit a walk-off, inside the park grand slam.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Jason Kubel, last year for the Twins. I think.

      • MikeD

        I remember that, and I’m pretty sure it was a grand slam. That might ahve been a first. Completing the cycle with a walk-off HR that was a grand slam.

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      Jim Rice did it twice in one day.

      • Whitey14

        Hall of Famer Jim Rice did it twice in one day ;-)

  • Dela G

    attaboy walk there a-rod

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod = Unintentionally Intentionally Feared

    No DP Matsui…come through

    • Steve H

      A-Rod failed by walking.

      alex gonzalez’d

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Anything but a DP. Anything..

  • MikeD

    I like this match-up for the Yankees.

  • pat

    Darren Oliver? Whats he like 40?

    • chriskeo

      he turns 39 in october

    • Accent Shallow

      I could hit him.

      • pat

        heh, thanks.

    • Jack

      You see that game last night?

      • pat

        Total.
        Domination.

        • Jack

          Eww. I was talking about baseball.

  • chriskeo

    No cycle

  • Salty Buggah

    I dont care if the Yanks win but I hope Philty vultures a win…

  • Riddering

    GIRARDI YOU BASTARD.

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

    Did Girardi just PR for Tex?

    Look out, he’s managing.

    • Riddering

      Never a good sign.

      I’m expecting Matsui to bunt any second here.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Angels Baseball!!!!

    • pat

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH PWNEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • pat

    THAT WASN”T EVEN FUCKING CLOSE FUCK YOU

  • alex gonzalez

    double steal

    • Salty Buggah

      good call

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    That was in Nagasaki! C’mon, ump!

  • MikeD

    Angeling the Angels!

    • Esteban

      What I was gonna say

  • Dela G

    HOORAY BAD DEFENSE!

  • BigBlueAL

    Small Ball!!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Girardi so predicted that…

  • Riddering

    GIRARDI YOU GENIUS.

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Gardner!

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

    Gardner was out by a mile if Figgins holds on.

    They out-Angeled the Angels.

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      in the outfield…

      • Riddering

        +NINE THOUSAND

  • pat

    ROLES HAVE REVERSED BITCHESSSSSS

  • bicycle boy

    ANGELS BASEBALL

  • Omar

    Wow, Gardner…holy balls that was awesome.

    • LivefromNewYork

      Grit Gutner is back bitches!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Luck is on the Yankees’ side tonight. Gardner was toast with a good throw AND the whole run-scoring-after-Melky’s running thing.

  • Steve H

    Roscoe Parrish fail.

    • http://twitter.com/Jacksoneem Jackson

      It was Leodis McKelvin, but yeah, that was really stupid.

    • Steve H

      Sorry, McKelvin.

      • Klemy

        McKelvin makes me want to punch babies. :(

  • LivefromNewYork

    I was at the game on Saturday when Jorgie came in as a pinch hitter and struck out. My it was so painful. That whole game was painful.

    • Steve H

      He should have bunted.

      alex gonzalez’d

      • alex gonzalez

        actually i predicted the double steal. nice try though.

        • Steve H

          You predicted the double steal on Saturday when Jorgie went in to pinch hit? No, you didn’t

          alex gonzalez reading comprehension=Fail

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Napoli was Napping!

    • LivefromNewYork

      lazy Italian

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Is Scocia drunk?

  • Accent Shallow

    And putting in Napoli bites them in the ass! Love it!

    Take that, Scioscia, you smug shmuck.

  • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

    when gardner is in the game.
    http://www.gritsfest.com/syste.....20copy.jpg

    • Steve H

      TCWA

      • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

        tcwa?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          That comment was awesome.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      IETCVM

  • MikeD

    …and why would they want him and Gardner on the roster.

  • Little Bill

    Jorge Posada didn’t get the job done there. He’s a failure.

    /alex gonzalez’d

    • Riddering

      Posada is so bad they didn’t even give him anything to hit.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cano!!!!!!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    But Cano can’t hit with men on!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    A single? YOU ARE SO LAZY CANO YOU FAILED!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    CANO WITH RISP!

    WOOOHOOO!!

  • Esteban

    Regression to the mean,. REGRESSION TO THE MEAN!!!!

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Who the hell is that Freddy Guzman?

    • Accent Shallow

      Lightning fast 5th OF. Pinch runner type.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Usain Bolt’s superior.

      • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

        Dude is fast, no doubt.

  • Salty Buggah

    Alex Gonzalez, see that. Walks are good!

    • Steve H

      No. Walks are failure. Bunts are good. In more simple terms, not making outs is failing, making outs is succeeding.

      • pete

        in some weird form of technicality, though, a.g. is right: if a player intends to get a hit and doesn’t, then he has failed at what he set out to do, whereas if he intends to make an out and does, he has succeeded. But i would take the walk 8 days a week.

  • I hate Tom Gordon

    Niiice yo.

  • Accent Shallow

    Two runs is enough of a cushion for our good buddy Mariano, even against this horseshit team of slap hitters.

    (I realized the contradiction in the previous sentence. Fight me.)

    • pat

      So what I use contradictions? Big whoop, wanna fight about it?
      /Paddy Tanninger’d

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Figures Cano would be leaning.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    C’mon Bills, just need a FG!

    • Little Bill

      What an idiot that Bills returner was running it out. The Pats run so good.

  • MikeD

    I hate this Izod ad, yet I’m fascinated by it.

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      On some level, all men want to be Aviator-wearing, boat-operating, sweater-wearing turd lickers. It’s like going to an Ivy League school without the cost or stressed out Chinese kids.

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  • Steve H

    Suppan and Dempster have combined for 15 innings and 1 run tonight. It would take them 5 starts combined to get to 15 innings in the AL.

    • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

      True that.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Freddy Guzman once beat a cheetah by 50 yards in a 100 yard dash. The cheetah had a 50 yard head start.

  • Riddering

    Girardi called for that bunt.

  • Guest

    Trying to steal third with one out in a tie game with speediest player: good. Doing so with hot hitter at plate: less good.

    Glad it worked, but if Gardner had been thrown out…brutal.

    I have no categorical rule against small ball. But like all other decisions, it should be prudent.

    1. No bunting unless there is a high premium on scoring precisely one run. This can only occur in the late innings (bottom of the eighth, ninth inning). Prefer that bunter is: 1. A good, experienced bunter. 2. Not particularly hot and/or bunting in front of a hot hitter. 3. Not the franchise’s all time leader in hits.

    Otherwise, just don’t do it.

    2. Stealing is OK if: a). Your name is Gardner or Guzman. b) If your name is Jeter, Cabrerara, Damon, or Rodriguez and you can get a great jump. c). If you are attempting to steal third with one out and you fit into category “a).” or “b).” d)The tying run is NOT at the plate late in the game.

    Otherwise, just don’t do it.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I like you, Guest.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      1000 percent completely agree.

  • alex gonzalez

    i like how everyone is joking about how i would have called for the bunt, but in fact suggested the double steal. im looking at you “Steve H”.

    • Salty Buggah

      So…Steve H = Everyone? Either way, it was a joke I think at you wanting bunt earlier.

    • Steve H

      Stop looking. I don’t want any of your ridiculous baseball “knowledge” to rub off on me.

      • alex gonzalez

        what does this even mean? i like that you could spit out some nonsensical babble considering you were wrong.

        • Steve H

          Please go back and actually read what I said, and what comment I replied to.

          • alex gonzalez

            yeah still lame. as long as you think it was funny that is all that matters.

            • Steve H

              It was slightly funny. It certainly doesn’t compare to the (unintentional) comedy you provide here daily.

        • Steve H

          Though I did mock you, twice, for claiming that A-Rod, by walking, didn’t come through.

    • pat

      No one cares what you suggested, even the sun shines on a dogs ass occasionally.

      • alex gonzalez

        thank you for your kind words. have a pleasant evening.

  • Dela G

    aight, one more out mo

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Noooo Pats won.

    • baravelli

      Dude, I was Tivo’ing that. Geeuuggcchchhh.

    • Jersey

      I can’t believe Buffalo let that game go.

  • Steve H

    Brady 378 yards and 2 TD’s. And didn’t play that well. They stole that one.

    • Accent Shallow

      I was so beyond psyched when his knee exploded. Worst dude.

      • Steve H

        He’s the man.

      • Whitey14

        Damn, did you really just say that?

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        That…isn’t cool.

  • pat

    hahah molina

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Where did that miss?

  • MikeD

    WTF, ump.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    What the fuck is a strike to this god damn ump? Only right down the fucking middle?

  • Ivan

    Where was dat previous 2-2 pitch?

  • MikeD

    The umpire should have called the ball almost in the dirt a strike just to correct his error.

  • Dela G

    what a crock by the ref

  • pat

    Ump calls a bullshit slider a foot off the plate to matsui and doesnt call that 2-2 a strike to Figgins. Both Molina and Chone thought it was strike three. FUck the umpires.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    FWIW, Gameday had Mo’s pitch a little bit outside.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This ump clearly doesn’t know the difference between ball and strike.

  • Ashish

    epic fail bills

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Very epic fail.

    • Pasqua

      Watching the Pats makes me understand why people got so sick of watching the Yankees win in the late 90’s / early 00’s. It just seems like everything aligns for them, no matter what. (Minus SB vs. Giants of course)

      That, and Tom Brady is their quarterback.

  • Salty Buggah

    WIN!

    Magic Number = 12!

  • Jersey

    Molina needs to turn around and punch that guy in the dick.

    • Riddering

      IETCP.

      • Jersey

        “I enjoyed this cock punch”?

        • Riddering

          Right on the money!

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    I don’t think he ever touched it.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Hmmm, that didn’t look like a tip.

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

    Magic Number = 12

    • baravelli

      Hey awesome, you used my picture!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Nice try umpire but not even you can stop Mo.

  • Ivan

    Yankees Win, Oh yeah.

  • pat

    hughes just straight up gangstered aceves and stole his win. Muahah

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Twice in a row earlier in the year, Coke blew leads in back to back outings and got wins in both of them.

      • pat

        Hahah, that’s our boy. I think he’s also had two one pitch wins too.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          I know D-Rob’s got at least one this year.

          • Jack

            Two words:

            Alan. Embree.

  • Riddering

    YANKEES WIN!

    Against the best efforts of the home plate umpire.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    So, A.G., can you tell me again how Rodriguez failed by taking a walk when he got 0 pitches to hit in the 8th?

    • alex gonzalez

      not tonight. i must go.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Haha, oh okay. You realize he didn’t fail, right? Had he tried to get a hit in that at bat, he would’ve failed miserably.

  • MikeD

    Good game.

    So I’m at the Stadium tomorrow and get to see Halladay, which is cool, but I also get to see Mitre, which is not.

    • Salty Buggah

      Mitre will outduel Halladay…book it.

      • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

        That’s cute. I’m calling you on this tomorrow, Salty.

        • Salty Buggah

          just feelin crazy

      • Charlie

        i would bet a fuckload of money against that. mitre is mo awful

      • MikeD

        The Yankees might win, but if Mitre out-pitches Halladay, stay tuned to the end of the game when you’ll see a man running across the field yelling, “Salty is king, Salty is king.”

  • Pasqua

    And we don’t have to hear about how we can’t beat this team. (At least until next week.) Nice win.

  • Ashish

    im happy that the yanks won of course but i think im more pissed that the pats were able to take that game.

  • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

    Good game, guys! Hopefully Halladay oversleeps and misses the game tomorrow.

  • Bob Stone

    Great win. Yanks finally beat the Angels . . . and with Angels style small ball thrown into the offensive mix. Love it!

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay win!

    Fuck the Angels.

    Two silver linings to this one: they beat the Angels in a game where the SP went 4 innings, and they don’t have to face the Angels until a hypothetical ALCS, unless something drastically changes.

    • Pasqua

      You mean they don’t have to face them in a short series, I assume? ‘Cuz the boys are headin’ out there next week.

      • Accent Shallow

        There will be no Yanks-Angels ALDS unless something changes drastically (i.e. one of them blows their division and becomes the wild card team), which is what I was referring to.

  • alex gonzalez

    good game tonight. suprising blown save by hughes but the offense makes up for it. i love when the offense is this good.

    • Salty Buggah

      Thanks A-rod for not reaching and making an out and instead walking and then scoring because of it. No thanks Jeter (or Girardi, whoever decided it) for making that extra out but thanks Tex for making up for it.

      • alex gonzalez

        “Thanks A-rod for not reaching” “No thanks Jeter for making that extra out”. you are getting confused between reality and fantasy for the sake of trying to make a joke.

        • Salty Buggah

          Hehe, OK, whatever you say…

        • Steve H

          You said A-Rod didn’t come through by walking, didn’t you???

    • Pasqua

      Except for A-Rod, of course. Because he suck and all.

      Amirite, A.G.?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
    • Steve H

      Umm, who gives a shit about Hughes’ blown save???

      Much, much more importantly he got the win. Therefore, Hughes pitched well tonight. He rallied his team to score in the 8th, after blowing the save. That is one hell of a pitching performance.

      • Riddering

        He went right into the dugout and said, “Joe, send Gritner in to pinch run. Trust me on this.”

        And, lo, we won!

        • Steve H

          That’s what pitching is all about! I’m really hoping for a well thought out (but totally unreasonable) explanation from alex gonzalez for my 1st post. He mentions the blown save, but since pitching is all about getting the win, Hughes, by his own words (a million times) pitched well.

  • Charlie

    http://espn.go.com/boston/chat.....er-gammons

    Check this out. the answers are pretty funny keeping in mind his ridiculous sox bias.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well at least it was in “Boston chat” otherwise I’d be pissed.

      • pat

        Right now, I would say Beckett/Lester/Buccholz. I do think that now Beckett is recovered from whatever kind of flu bothered him for two weeks, he will get his curveball back. I think Lester might be the best pitcher on either team. Buccholz has the advantage of being fresh because he hasn’t thrown that many innings

        Ah yes, the dreaded suckitis flu that was spreading throughout the Northeast. Plus Bucchholz is well rested. Rest= victory.

        • Riddering

          You gotta admit, blaming Beckett’s woes on some unnamed illness took grit.

          • pat

            hahaha this is true.

        • Chris

          I’m still trying to figure out which 2 weeks he’s referring to.

          Was it from August 28 through Sept 12 when his ERA was 5.09 or from August 7 though August 23 when his ERA was 5.60.

          Or was it from August 7 through Sept 12 when his ERA has been 5.36.

      • Jersey

        I’ve been wondering if this new Boston-only portal means less Red Sox content on the main site. One can dream.

      • http://tomorrowsnewsyesterday.wordpress.com/ JMK

        He predicted the Yankees to defeat the Cardinals in 7. Is Gammons rehabbing with Ian Kennedy?

        /Too soon?

        • Jersey

          My vote: no, not too soon.

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            Nah, strokes aren’t funny ever.

    • Steve H

      Yeah, I spit on my computer when I read the “Theo=future commissioner” reply.

      • Charlie

        i chuckled at the one with bucholz having the best 4 pitch combo in baseball and being a 20 game winner in the very near future

        • MikeD

          He’s going to win every remaining Sox game.

    • Zack

      yeah theres NO way that’s Gammons on the other side of the computer typing

    • Riddering

      Q: When was the last time Pedro pitched the way he did last night? I honestly can’t remember.

      A: I think it was probably in his second to last year in Boston, which would have been 2002. As you may know, last week was the 10th anniversary of the 17 strikeout game at Yankee Stadium in a September in which he struck out 70 in 41 innings.

      Mr. Gammons, what is your favorite kind of pie?

      Well, I’d have to say it’s strawberry rhubarb but it’s been quite some time since I’ve had it. In fact, the last time I remember having a fresh strawberry rhubarb pie was in 2004. As you know, Bob, 2004 was the year that the Red Sox came back from amazing odds to beat the Yankees in the ALCS and win their first WS in almost a century.

  • Bugsy

    3 mores weeks of meaningless games to go.

    • Pasqua

      They ain’t meaningless until that # is ZERO, if you ask me.

      • Bugsy

        it’s getting pretty boring these days. i can’t wait till october.

    • alittleblackegg

      Beating the Angels doesn’t feel meaningless to me. Nothing to do with home field advantage – they just bug me, and I love to see Weaver and crew loose it in the 8th.

      • Bob Stone

        Totally agree!!

      • Riddering

        I totally agree. I was more pumped during this game than I have been in a while. I wanted to blow the Angels out but the way we won was intense enough. Dare I say, gritty…?

  • Dela G

    ballgame!

  • Tom Zig

    The only way that Wade Boggs picture gets cooler is if he is on a white horse and is waving a sword

  • Steven

    SWEEP!!!!!!!!

  • Nels

    Tomko is likely about to get a complete game shutout.

    • Nels

      9 IP 5 Hits 3 Ks

    • Riddering

      Did someone tell him the A’s are in the NL?

  • Tom Zig

    Damon is so due for a HR

  • Charlie

    wow, i just realized how great of a year matt holliday has had. that guy’s gonna make some money

    • Zack

      and then will be labeled a bust in May for not hitting .370 like he is now

  • Rich

    Hoping for some input. Has anyone sat in the bleachers at NYS? I’m going to my first game this year and I was wondering what it’s like out in RF. Thanks in advance.

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

      Yes, it’s a blast. Might not be the best place to take a small kid, but otherwise it’s great.

  • Rich

    Thanks for your feedback, Mike.

  • http://opensourcecomedy.net/images/melky_box.jpg Drew the Pretty Pretty Princess

    What’s going on here?

    Oakland is playing well and the referees are wearing orange stripes. They look like a piece of Fruit Stripe gum.
    Is bizzaro land?