May
25

Game 45: No More Dome

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Photo Credit: Craig Lassig, AP

At long last, the eyesore known as the Metrodome is long gone (for baseball purposes, anyway), replaced with brand spankin’ new Target Field. It’s still extremely early, but so far the park is playing almost exactly neutral with regards to total offense (1.011 park factor), but it’s greatly suppressed homers so far (0.623 HR factor). Of course, there have only been 21 games played there, so who knows.

On the mound for the Yanks will be acupuncture aficionado A.J. Burnett, who’s put 37 men on base and allowed 18 runs in his last three starts (17.2 IP) after being so strong in his first half-dozen outings. He’ll be opposed by Scott Baker, who the Yanks smacked around pretty good eleven days ago. The last time the Bombers won back-to-back games was against these same Twins a little more than a week ago. They’ve got to win one before they can worry about winning two, so let’s start that streak tonight.

Here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Brett Gardner, CF – sigh
Mark Teixeira, DH
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robbie Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Juan Miranda, 1B
Frankie Cervelli, C
Kevin Russo, LF

And on the mound, Allen Burnett.

Because of those silly Midwestern states, first pitch tonight is scheduled for 8:10pm ET. It’s a My9 broadcast tonight, not YES. Enjoy.

Update: And we’re in a rain delay. No word when, or if they’re going to resume.

Update II: Game’s been suspended. They’re going to resume this sucker tomorrow at 5:05pm ET, then play the regularly scheduled game at 8:05pm ET.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Dela G

    We play today….

    We Win Today….

    • TheLastClown

      …Das It.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        There were two guys named Mariano in all of Baseball, and we had both of them.

  • -Pak

    Why the sigh next to Gardner?

    • MrKyle

      Could be the major hitting slump he seems to be in, magnified by the multiple double plays in the last two weeks – I believe he only had like 6 in his career before a bad stretch.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Because he’s currently regressing to the mean. And not to sound creepish but do you happen by any chance to go to RDHS? Since I have a friend that uses that handle a lot who is a Yankees fan who I’ve heard venture son this site now.

      /KindaCreepyEventhoughISaidItWasnt’d

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        But the good thing is he’s hitting .294 with his BABIP being significantly reduced to .336 which is only 15 points above career norms.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Hello, all.

    Over the past week or so, Rebecca (of This Purist Bleeds Pinstripes) and I have been working on our own blog – You Can’t Predict Baseball. We figured now’s a good time to launch it that we’ve got some articles written and such.

    I guess the idea started on that day when a bunch of weird things happened, like Halladay getting beaten by the Pirates. We’ve got some longer articles and daily roundups of weird things that happened around the league.

    Anyway. Visit and bookmark us, leave comments, and all that jazz. Enjoy.

    http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      IETC =)

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      COOL! I’m so proud of you guys, great to get a different take than the ones all us guys blab about all day long. Consider yourselves bookmarked, and I’m looking forward to reading.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

        We thought it was about time =)

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          http://yankeehottie.blogspot.com/

          Have you approached her to round out the roster? That would make you the female RAB. Becca does recaps and commentary (the Joe P. role) Bexy does stats and mocking (Mike A) and YH just beats the shit out of everyone (Ben).

          (BTW-Just kidding Ben)

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        BTW-You will be henceforth referred to by me on this blog as “YCPB”. I hope it catches on, people love the acronyms for some reason.

    • Dela G

      ha i like this blog. i will add it to my nightly blog reading

    • BigBlueAL

      Congrats and good luck girls, Im sure it will be great stuff to read!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      The Rebecca’s are taking over the blogospere.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Also, for the record, before you read the excellent “We’re Not John Sterling” section: we’re not a Yankee blog, though we’ll talk about the Yankees.

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        we’re not a Yankee blog,

        So, ya’ll are shooting for mediocrity right off the bat then…. :)

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Consider yourselves added to my list

      (why does “bookmarked” or permutations thereof keep getting eaten by the spam filter?)

    • Pete

      excellent

    • Pete

      lemme get this straight – two smart, funny, dws (down with stats) girls who share a passionate enthusiasm for the yankees are starting a blog with a focus on baseball and the yankees in particular? This is going to be better than porn!

      /admittedly not a big fan of porn’d

    • rek4gehrig

      Great blog, great info and not all Yankees :-))

  • BigBlueAL

    I find it very curious that after a team off-day yesterday Tex is the DH tonight.

  • Dela G

    wait i just learned that bexy is a woman

    :mind. blown:

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      I don’t know how to respond to this

      • Dela G

        lol i totally thought that bexy was a guy the whole time, and after reading that comment about rebeccas takin over the internets, i was like, “wait, there are 2 of them round these parts?” and lo and behold, there are!

        pretty cool to know!

        • BigBlueAL

          Dela, Im disappointed in you. lol

          • Dela G

            my bad, dad :(

        • Cecala

          I would figure that being madly in love with Andy Pettitte would hint that she was not a guy…

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      You’re not alone!

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      The constant and irritating drooling over Pettitte didn’t make it obvious? (Heteronormativity disclaimer.)

      • Dela G

        ha i just chalked it up to “some guy who sarcastically lusts for andy pettitte,” never really bothered to put 2 and 2 together

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          I am laughing so hard over this for some reason.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          She said out loud numerous times about her love for Pettitte and you thought she was a guy? Lol.

          • A.D.

            Said numerous times she’s a woman.

        • BigBlueAL

          This has already become the best thread of the season!!

          • Dela G

            ha looks like i need to read between the lines better

            so the women of the board that i know of:
            kiersten
            Bexy
            Rebecca

            got em

            • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

              Riddering too.

              • Dela G

                interesting

                • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

                  UWS, even.

                  /Snaggle’d

            • rek4gehrig

              Rek4gehrig

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Are you trying to tell us something?

          It’s OK, we accept you and your alternative lifestyle.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            I took a bunch of sociology classes. Can’t help it.

            • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

              No, I was replying to Dela G, who thought it was perfectly normal that a man would be drooling over Andy Pettitte.

              Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.

              • Dela G

                lol no news on the Dela G front, i’m your typical brotha living in houston tx

                • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                  Did you ever see Andy Pettitte? Andy Pettitte’s really hot.

                  /I’m a girl’d
                  /rubbing it in’d

                  • Dela G

                    ha you are very funny!

                    lovin it

          • Dela G

            gardner says EFF YO SHIFT!

            • Dela G

              reply fail

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Pettitte? I always thought you meant Andy….as in me…..or at least Drew.

        Weird.

  • matt montero

    how u guys feelin about this series (btw i’ve occasionally posted here under just matt but now ill use this name, but i always read RAB at least once a day)

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Its the Twins so pretty good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Ballsy name change. You should have just went by “Matt Christ”.

      • Dela G

        hahahahahaha

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Also…

    No more dome

    Heh heh heh. /immature’d

    • Pete

      I had a similar reaction

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Oh is there any truth to these rumors that Mark Newman is visiting DePaula and Maya?

  • Dela G

    did ortiz get new eyedrops? he’s been on fire as of the past 2.5 weeks

    • Carlosologist

      His dealer thought the baseball season began in May. That’s why he’s on fire now.

      (Completely unrelated: My friend who lives in Tampa called me and told me his car was turned over this morning. He said he found a splintered bat that had the bottom marked with a 34. He also found a note that read: “I never found the real killers.”)

      • Dela G

        haha hilarious. Who knew Oj was orchestrating hits from prison!

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    My9 is awesome

    • poster

      Joke, right?

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        No, but only because I don’t get YES. My9 games are the only ones I can watch

        • poster

          Ah. That explains it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    The Twins have Ron Coomer up as a mural. Ron Coomer. Ron Coomer. Honored. By the Twins. Ron Coomer.

    I love being a Yankee fan.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    I think I’m going to name my first born “Gookie”

    • poster

      D’brickashaw

    • Carlosologist

      I’d name mine Manny.

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com dr mrs the yankee

    I would like for the Yankees to not suck tonight. That’s all I got.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Seriously…

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      (psssst, Dela, Look up, she’s a woman too.)

      • Dela G

        lol i’m learning something new every minute it seems

  • Frittoman626

    The Yankees should have had Thames at DH, and sat Tex, Thames has great numbers against Baker

    • BigBlueAL

      The Yankees should have Tex at 1B and not DH.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Weak hack by Derek.

  • Carlosologist

    Jeterian groundout!

    Wait what?

  • poster

    Seems like the ball rolls fast. That turf or grass?

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Any chance we get Swish in the 2 hole and put Gardy back at 9 where he’ll get some pitches and be able to run more?

    • mike c

      probably not until CG is back in the lineup

  • Carlosologist

    Yay Gardner broke his slump…for now.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    May Tex, please stop sucking as much as April Tex!

  • cjc

    awesome

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    :( Lefty Tex

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    TEEEEXXXXX (shakes fist)

  • Dela G

    oh tex

  • poster

    That actually might have been the easiest DP I’ve ever seen.

    Damn, Tex is doing SO bad. This is getting worrisome.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      How can that be? He is leading the ASG vote!

  • Hummingbird S.

    And that’s the reason Gardner should be stealing as soon as he gets on base.

  • baby carlos

    Good ole Tex, He is nothing but consistent.

    Maybe he needs to send a text to his wife like Evan Longoria.

  • Carlosologist

    I have a feeling Tex will breakout of his May slump before Memorial Day.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Nah, his career is over at age 30. He’s our Barry Zito.

      • Carlosologist

        So this means he’s going to reinvent his approach at the plate at age 32?

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          That, or just take April off from now on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    PLEASE DON’T EVEN TRY TO STEAL, Brett. AAARRRRGGGGHHHH! I feel like quoting Charlie Brown.

  • BigBlueAL

    Now Tex gets to sit in the dugout thinking about another bad at-bat til the next time he is up.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Hey Brendog… Still think I’m crazy and irrational to wonder when Tex is going to stop hovering around his .200 BA?

    Still want to cite the burrito-in-the-microwave when I claim that Tex is frustrating to watch?

    This guy is absolutely killing the Yankees O right now. I would love for him to figure his problems out in the 8 hole. And he’s one of my favorite players.

    • Hummingbird S.

      If you go by that logic of having struggling players hit lower in the lineup we might not have enough bats to put in the top of the lineup.

      • Jim S

        this.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Name ONE good reason to worry about Teix.

      • theyankeewarrior

        My statement about moving him to the 8 hole is irrational. My statement about being frustrated with his performance and waiting for him to stop hitting like a AAA player is not irrational.

        It’s the same feeling that we all share.

        I’m not worried that he will once again be Teixeira. I’m worried about how long we’re going to wait for him.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          Oh ok, got you. But Teix will be Teix soon enough. I don’t expect a big wait.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Tex makes that play.

  • Dela G

    man i never get why AJ never checks runners

  • BigBlueAL

    The Twins broadcast just said Cisco has thrown out 13 of 21 base stealers this season, what the hell stats are they using???? lol

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Hey, Yankees.

    I love you guys. A lot. All of you. Yes, even you, Boone Logan. Well, not really, but you know what I mean.

    Get your shit together. *Seriously*

    Love,
    bexy

  • JMV

    8 pitch inning for baker…wow so non-yankee like

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Kay-“What happens on the bases, stays in Vegas”

  • A.D.

    With the bug crawling on AJ I had bad flashbacks.

    • Carlosologist

      That cost us that LDS against Cleveland. I seriously wonder why the umps could not have let the bugs leave and then resume play.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I was talking about this with Richard Iurilli last night. That might have been the most frustrating game ever. I was in Spain, watching it on someone’s MLB.tv in our school, and I was like, cursing my head off. Ugh.

        That said, Wang being *awful* in that series cost us more than the bugs. The bugs are just the lasting memory of that.

      • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

        I seriously wonder why the umps could not have let the bugs leave Torre didn’t pull the team off the field until the bugs left and then resume play.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          This.

          That is 100% the manager’s job. Players play and aren’t supposed to make excuses. You could read Joba’s lips, Joba said to Joe on the mound “I can’t see” and Torre thought there was nothing unusual going on.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Not just the LDS, it probably cost Torre his job.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Rightfully so. I’d like to rehire him just to fire him again after that doozy.

          • Mike HC

            Come on. That one mistake should not overshadow all the good Torre did since 1996.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            I agree it was the right move to fire Torre, a change was necessary in that case. However, I don’t hold any hard feelings against him (although the midge game was a doozy). I guess what I’m saying is how can hate Torre after all the good he’s done for the organization?

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

              Torre wasn’t fired. He was offered more money than any other manager in baseball would have made. I think he did a lot of good early on, but it was honestly his time to go and possibly had been for quite a few years.

              I had nothing against him til The Yankee Years. That was a terrible idea, especially while still actively managing. I know most of the clubhouse “revelations” were really obvious, but that was still baaaad.

              • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

                Get. .. out. . .of . . . my . . .HEAD!!!

              • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

                Howard/Rollins for the trivia question

                • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

                  Reply fail, times ten to the third degree

      • Mike HC

        Everyone rips on the umps and Torre for not stopping the game, but honestly, at the time, I didn’t even think about stopping the game. In hindsight, definitely. It was ridiculous. But in the moment, it seemed like something you just had to pitch through.

        And there was also a whole thing about the bugs being attracted to bug spray, so Joba was surrounded while their pitcher, sans spray, was pretty clear. So tactical error in that way. No bug specialist on staff?!!?!?!?!

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          Joba-“I…can’t…see”

          Nothing further to discuss.

          • Mike HC

            You obviously feel very strongly about this, and I assume you were yelling at the TV at the time to stop the game.

            I’m just saying that it might not have been as obvious in the moment. Easier decision in hindsight. How long were they going to wait? What if the bugs came back?

  • baby carlos

    win or lose, sure is a nice ball park

    • Mike HC

      “very shiny with bright colors” -Michael Kay’s criteria for a good ballpark, ha.

  • Mike HC

    Gotta love a good AJ vs Mauer matchup. Baseball at its best.

  • Dela G

    aight, now let’s get the hottest hitter in the planet out

  • JMV

    baker: 8 pitches=1 inning
    burnett: 9 pitches=1 out

    frustrating as hell

  • baby carlos

    So does Joel Sherman or Buster Olney count that play as “Jeter going to his left” or was it not hit hard enough…. douche bags.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Ok Kay disagree with the pitcher who was good in his career.

  • Dela G

    hmm AJ has yet to hit 96 today, i guess he’ll start doing that as the months go along

    • Accent Shallow

      Last year, he seemed to be 92-94 on a regular basis. 95-96 much less often.

  • baby carlos

    anyone watch Miranda play first – how does he rate in your opinion?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Haven’t really seen yet. The one play that went to him was hit pretty hard and he was playing up to guard against the bunt. I’m not sure if Tex gets to it or not

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        If he’s playing in the same spot as Miranda, I doubt it. I’m not sure if anyone would get to that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He’s definitely not the butcher he was reported to be over there.

    • baby carlos

      thank you kindly. Don’t get to see much of AAA players before they come up.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Did Leiter just say “Andy’s hot?”

    What, is he related to Dela G or something?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I thought I heard that too…

    • Dela G

      hahahahaha

  • Dela G

    attaboy AJ

  • Hummingbird S.

    A lot of pitches but at least it’s a scoreless inning.

  • Jim S

    22 pitches…I really don’t care. We’re not losing yet! YAY!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I love your confident outlook.

      • Jim S

        Haha I haven’t been able to watch recently and every time I’ve looked at the score we’ve been down. I like the change.

        We’re gonna be fine, slumps just suck.

  • Frittoman626

    Red Cox winning 2-0, Good or Bad

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Good. They’re not in front of the Yankees.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      As long as the Rays win tomorrow then it’s good. Sox are 2 games behind the Yanks but worse they’ve played an unbelievably hard schedule in May. I imagine it’ll get much easier while they are heating up which isn’t good.

  • Dela G

    good job alex

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod is like one of the 3 or 4 hitters actually hitting lately.

  • JMV

    ha wait til the next go around

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Blech.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He’s actually out for the year.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Have the Yanks drafted a pitcher highly in the past 4 years who HASN’T had Tommy John/elbow surgery?

        Brackman-Check
        Bleich-Check
        Betances-Check
        Marshall-Check

        Did I miss anyone?

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          Does Adam Warren count?

          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

            Sure, 4th rounder.

  • A.D.

    Nothing like killing yourself with the DP

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Yankees why must you mess with my heart like this. I don’t get it.

  • baby carlos

    6 pitches this inning so far.

  • Carlosologist

    Goddamn double plays.

  • Frittoman626

    Damnit

  • C

    Remember when we were one of those teams that, you know, scored runs? Good times.

    • Carlosologist

      Leaders in RS

      1)Blue Jays – 247
      2)Yankees – 246

      I don’t see your point.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        And the BJs have hit a ton of HRs with a lineup that doesn’t appear to be all that loaded. In other words, it’s probably one of those early in the year flukey things, and look for them to find their level and fall back to the pack.

      • C

        I was exaggerating to express my disappointment in our offense’s recent struggles.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Great job O. That day off seems to have done Teix good.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So in the top of the first, Al busted out my favorite line about the Twins. They have guys who “play the game the right way.” What does that even mean? It’s such a stupid, stupid cliche.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      No one on the Twins has a basketball in their hands, so Leiter has a point.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, touche.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        IETC

  • MrKyle

    Are we leading the league in GIDP? Feels like it.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Nope. Only Tampa and Toronto have grounded into fewer DPs than the Yankees.

      League leader? Minnesota

      • MrKyle

        At least give me a SSS I can grasp at, as if they were straws.

        /Badfigureofspeech’d

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          Fact:

          Joe Mauer has more GIDPs than anyone on the Yankees

  • Hummingbird S.

    Ridiculous AB by Cano. It would be nice if our offense wouldn’t wait until the last inning to score some runs.

    • JMV

      FUCKING AMEN TO THAT!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Grr, bad pitch selection, Swish. You just took that pitch for a ball!

  • bonestock94

    This park is beautiful. That inning wasn’t..

  • Frittoman626

    The Yankees should think about bringing Sanchez back to the majors and send Logan down, what do you think

    • A.D.

      Anything that sends Logan down.

    • Accent Shallow

      Nah, Logan could still be useful. DFA Park, then bring back Sanchez.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’d bet on Park’s usefulness well before betting on Logan’s.

        • Accent Shallow

          We’ll have to agree to disagree. I think it’s more likely that Logan turns into Billy Wagner than Park stops sucking.

          (Not that I think it’s particularly likely that Logan becomes Wagner.)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Bye bye, Jason.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    He gone

  • Hummingbird S.

    Pretty curve AJ.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Bad pitch, right down the middle.

  • Carlosologist

    There have been so many gaffes from Kay in only the first half hour of the game. Brendan Hardy? Really?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was frustrating.

    • whozat

      inexcusable. 1-2 on Brendan Harris, and you WALK him?

      This could be one of them long nights.

      • CNight_UP

        Wow, what the fuck is wrong with this place tonight…0-0 game and all this bitching, the majority of you sound like spoiled 3rd graders…..to lohud with you…

  • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

    I hate walks. This is all.

    • Hova

      I see your walks and raise you first pitch outs. Beyond frustrating.

      • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

        Fold. You win. LOL

  • Frittoman626

    Good pitch

  • Hummingbird S.

    It’s hasn’t been pretty, but it’s another scoreless inning.

    • Carlosologist

      /silver lining’d

  • JMV

    dammit burnett get your head out of your ass and THROW STRIKES!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fucking rain.

  • JMV

    mitre better get ready to come in soon

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Baker’s likely going to end the inning with fewer than 30 pitches. This I do not like. Damn you, double plays!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    24 pitches. In the third. With 2 outs.

  • baby carlos

    less than 10 pitch innings on average

    here is a thought, plate discipline

  • Dela G

    man the phillies have had to face knuckleballers the past 2 days. it must really suck to he held scoreless by R.A. Dickey

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    We really need Granderson back.

  • baby carlos

    Do the Yankees play tonight?

    • Frittoman626

      They are playing

      • whozat

        the joke
        _________

        your head

  • A.D.

    Avoided the double play…

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    9 pitches per inning for Baker.

  • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

    27 pitches. He should be out of the game by the 12th inning.

  • Hova

    What the hell is going on? 3 innings, 26 pitches!?

    • Hova

      *27

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Is it wrong that I miss Nick Johnson?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Baker has thrown 27 pitches in three innings.

      no. it is not wrong

    • Carlosologist

      No. NJ would have seen 26 pitches in an AB!

    • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

      Dude! You sound so gay when you say things like that! Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      /Dela G’d
      /Seinfeld’d

      • Dela G

        lol

        • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

          I keed. It’s what I do. :)

  • cjc

    26 pitches in 3 innings what a disgrace this is happening way too much wtf

  • JMV

    this is fucking ridiculous
    thankfully im not the manager i would be yelling at all of them

  • Frittoman626

    Well iff Girardi is mad, then why doesnt he tell the lineup to be patient

    • whozat

      Are you seriously asking this question?

  • Dela G

    hmm rain coming? this isnt good

  • baby carlos

    oops Jeter to his left, again.

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Joe Mauer is from St. Paul, not Minneapolis

    good job Kay

  • Dela G

    mourneau’s hit looked like a space shuttle blast

  • Carlosologist

    That would have been long gone at YSIII.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    I thought that was gone.

    And WTF does LeBron have to do with this Kay?

  • JMV

    girardi needs to light a fire under these guy’s asses
    watching these guys bat is about as annoying as somebody scratching a chalkboard

    • Carlosologist

      The Yanks somewhat turned it around when he got tossed in Atlanta last year. Perhaps he needs to be tossed sometime this series?

      • whozat

        didn’t he get tossed like a week ago? It’s not that simple.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Holy crap I thought that was soooooo gone. Thanks, weather or Target Field or something.

    • poster

      You just can’t predict baseball, huh? ;-)

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    New York Yankees 2006 Draft Selections
    Joba L Chamberlain R/R 6’2″ 230 09/23/1985 1 RHP 09/02/2006
    Ian P Kennedy R/R 6’0″ 195 12/19/1984 1 RHP 08/17/2006
    Zachary T McAllister R/R 6’5″ 230 12/08/1987 3 RHP 06/16/2006
    Colin B Curtis L/L 6’1″ 200 02/01/1985 4 RF 07/13/2006
    George N Kontos R/R 6’3″ 215 06/12/1985 5 RHP 06/16/2006
    Mitchell M Hilligoss R/R 6’1″ 200 06/17/1985 6 SS 06/11/2006
    Timothy Norton R/R 6’5″ 230 05/23/1983 7 RHP 06/08/2006
    Dellin Betances R/R 6’8″ 215 03/23/1988 8 RHP 07/05/2006
    Mark D Melancon R/R 6’2″ 215 03/28/1985 9 RHP 08/09/2006
    Casey Erickson R/R 6’2″ 200 08/28/1985 10 RHP 06/13/2006
    Jeffrey S Fortenberry L/L 6’2″ 175 09/01/1983 11 LF 06/11/2006
    Nicholas S Peterson R/R 6’3″ 210 10/03/1984 12 RHP 06/08/2006
    Daniel T McCutchen R/R 6’2″ 195 09/26/1982 13 RHP 06/16/2006
    Donald Hollingsworth L/L 5’7″ 170 05/28/1985 14 LF 06/23/2006
    Gabriel E Medina R/R 6’5″ 235 02/17/1984 15 RHP 06/11/2006
    Paul D Patterson R/R 6’8″ 215 05/08/1984 16 RHP 06/11/2006
    David A Robertson R/R 5’11” 180 04/09/1985 17 RHP 08/21/2006
    Paul W Howell L/L 6’3″ 185 09/06/1987 18 LHP –
    Christopher M Kunda R/R 6’0″ 175 11/01/1984 19 2B 07/03/2006
    Kevin A Russo R/R 5’11” 190 07/08/1984 20 2B 06/13/2006

    Not a bad haul.

    • poster

      Not what you would call a brilliant haul either. Thus far, no stars among that group.

      • Accent Shallow

        If Joba doesn’t get hurt in 2008. . .

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Stars are by definition the exception, and you’re very lucky to produce one a year. Having a draft where 1 out of every 3 players you for the first 20 rounds sees some major league action and/or is a top 50 prospect is terrific.

        • poster

          All right. I stand corrected.

    • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

      That’s very impressive. Especially considering Colin Curtis would be on the Roster right now if he weren’t hurt.

    • Accent Shallow

      And Curtis, Kontos, Norton, and Betances could still contribute!

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

        Exactly, I was tempted to highlight them as well but didn’t want to go overboard. Stuck with guys who’ve been useful in some way, either in trades or on our roster.

    • Mike HC

      I would say Joba alone makes it a haul. And it is still too early to really call the draft. These guys all have a chance of getting a lot better.

  • Frittoman626

    Nice quick inning by Burnett

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Dear Yankees.

    Please see at least 15 this inning.

    please

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I think they’ll get called off the field before that happens.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Leadoff single!! Who will ground into a DP this time?

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    trivia: Rollins and Howard, Griffey and Ichiro.

  • CNight_UP

    Wow, what the fuck is wrong with this place tonight…0-0 game and all this bitching, the majority of you sound like spoiled 3rd graders…..to lohud with you…

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I love this comment but I think we’re all a touch cranky.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    A PPD would not be the worst thing in the world.

  • Carlosologist

    Howard and Rollins are one pair.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Oh, so they’re dating each other? Sure, why not.

      /Dela G’d

  • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

    I don’t like this Gardner kid. He doesn’t swing enough!!!!!

    /Joe West’d

  • cjc

    bunt Tex bunt

    just kidding

    I think

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Here comes the necessary GIDP.

  • Dela G

    man tex is dying out there

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    yet again

    :( Lefty Tex

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    A four pitch walk and a general lack of taking pitches tonight, and Tex swings at the first pitch. Fantastic.

  • Hummingbird S.

    At least he didn’t ground into a DP.

  • baby carlos

    Mark, time to find a new swing. You are killing us.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I think you need to sit Mark.

  • cjc

    and he is leading in allstar votes at 1b thats why the fans are a joke

  • Hummingbird S.

    Come on Alex. Right down the freaking middle.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah but it was at his eyes.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Really, A-Rod? Ugh.

  • Dela G

    man alex swung at that schlop?

    ugh

  • Carlosologist

    Lol at the squirrel.

  • Raf

    god this is getting ugly

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Cano please? Please?

  • cjc

    what the fuck was that this fucking lineup is on my very last nerve

  • poster

    We just watched a highlight to be replayed for years to come.

    • Zooboy

      Which, Tex popping up on the 1st pitch, or A-Rod striking out?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        the squirrel was great.

    • Raf

      a squirrel running in the rain on the field in Minnesota?

      • poster

        It was that little leap by the 2b that made the whole thing classic.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    I can’t wait til this team goes on a tear. It’s gonna be fun. Right now? Not really fun.

    • Carlosologist

      When Tex and A-Rod are mashing in the midsummer heat, everyone will forget this terrible May stretch.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Until the WS DVD when we’re all like “hey remember that awful slump we had before we went on a tear? And it was AWFUL?”

  • cjc

    yay he’s up to a 10 pitch avg go gettem guys

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    :/

  • Dela G

    man that was pathetic

    cmon guys….

  • baby carlos

    pathetic!

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Pathetic. Just pathetic

  • Hummingbird S.

    boo

  • Dela G

    looks like cashman needs to make a visit, and cervelli hit another home run

  • Frittoman626

    this team has no patience, id rather habe Tex bunt in that situation, makes me wish we still had Giambi

    • Frittoman626

      Im being sarcastic on the Giambi thing

    • whozat

      The Tex AB, yes. guy throws 4 straight balls, you take one.

      But, with the Twins’ near-pathological dedication to throwing strikes, there are excellent odds that taking pitches is just going to get you behind in the count. It’s not that simple.

    • ROBTEN

      this team has no patience, id rather habe Tex bunt in that situation, makes me wish we still had Giambi

      Guess what, the Yankees are going to lose around another 40 games before the season ends. If you panic after every difficult streak of games, you probably will end up with a headache. Remember zen baseball.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Yeah, we really fucked up by signing Tex over Giambi for the past year and a half.

      http://www.baseball-reference......ja01.shtml

  • Divad

    We play today… Das it

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Hahahahah!

  • JMV

    i wish we could just fast forward to the 9th inning bc 1-8 we are DEAD

    • Angelo

      IETC

  • baby carlos

    time for a rainout. Yanks need another day off to collect their thoughts or skills

  • CNight_UP

    The fandum in here is pretty embarrassing right now….

    • whozat

      Noting that the team is continuing the pattern of performance that has led them to a 5-10 slide is embarrassing?

      Also, hey, welcome to our community…please insult us all and tell us how we should behave.

      • CNight_UP

        been in the community for around 2 years now….

        IF people want to express an opinion that makes them look a fool, don’t take it personal when someone calls you on it….

      • Mike HC

        Considering the pitching was really the main problem, this game is actually quite different. With AJ pitching like this, Joba and Mo available, I still like the Yanks in this game.

  • Dela G

    great job AJ

  • Frittoman626

    Everything started when this loser hit the HR against Mo

  • Carlosologist

    A question: Does anybody think A-Rod will have a shot at 40 HR this year?

    • Dela G

      i think he can do it

    • Frittoman626

      I think He will hit between 25 and 35 HR, but then again he can have a Pujols kind of half during the 2nd half

      • poster

        Down in these parts we call it an “A-Rod 07″ kind of half.

        • Frittoman626

          My bad

    • Mike HC

      I’m guessing he has a monster second half but falls short. Something like 33-37.

      But he certainly has a shot.

  • Mike HC

    Minnesota’s outdoor stadium:

    Where “playing through the rain” happens.

  • Dela G

    looks like AJ is dealin

  • whozat

    Good inning, AJ. Much more efficient.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Delmon Young-“I can’t hit HRs here at Target Field for some reason. Maybe it’s because I suck balls. “

  • Hummingbird S.

    At least AJ is doing good.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      On a Twins blog somewhere, fans are screaming how much their hitters suck.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Was thinking the same thing.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

          I think we’re sharing a brain tonight.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            As long as you don’t ask me to kill you again because that was weird. (That was you, right?)

            • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

              Darling, at the root of all comedy is some exaggeration, but sorry if that hit a nerve somewhere.

              • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                I figured. It was just very strange.

      • poster

        IETCVM

      • Pete

        lol @ the idea of a twins blog

  • Dela G

    some of those swings miranda made were god awful

    • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

      At least he saw more than 2 pitches.

  • Frittoman626

    Another quick inning for Baker, this is getting annoying

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    Hamilton, Guerrero, and Cruz have all gone deep on the road tonight

    their home/road OPS splits coming into this game: 335 (!), 479 (!!!), 592 (!!!!!w!!!t!!!f!!)

    • Carlosologist

      What I concluded from this is that the Rangers Ballpark is a big mass of PEDs.

  • Dela G

    man this sucks so much at the moment

  • 28 this year

    50 pitches in just five innings. WTF Yankees?

  • Pete

    @ The Yankees:

    …dude…

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    How the hell are they playing this game?

  • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

    I feel a breakout inning coming up. I can feel it.

    • Frittoman626

      If its a Yankees breakout inning, I hope you’re right

  • JMV

    damn burnett can’t even get a fucking drink of water and sit down before he has to come right back out

  • Mike HC

    If you’re the Twins, do you start to build your team around “mudders,” aka, players that play well in the rain. Are there splits on that?

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      They prefer “gritty”

    • Accent Shallow

      Not on b-ref.

      Also, how much more likely is Minnesota than any other MLB city to get rain? I guess not much.

  • Frittoman626

    I feel sorry for Burnett, THIS LINEUP NEEDS TO STEP IT UP

  • Dela G

    great pitch to harris

    got em

  • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

    There are two outs. Forget about Span

  • whozat

    There are TWO OUTS. Just get o-dog!

  • Dela G

    that breaking ball is a killah tonight

    • Dela G

      and he got em

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Ugh rain delay.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Good AJ!

  • danny

    finally!

  • baby carlos

    big plus for Yankees… more time off.

    • mike c

      no, it’s a big plus for the twins. we had good AJ, now all we have after the delay is probably a struggling bullpen

      • Hummingbird S.

        Hey, maybe it knocks Baker out of the game.

      • http://mjruiz@gmail.com Mike R. – Retire 21

        On the bright side Baker was at 50!! pitches. If this keeps up I doubt that they toss him back out there.

  • poster

    We’re witnessing history. First rain delay at Target Field EVER. I’m so proud.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      A future trivia question has just been created.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Damn this rain delay, AJ was looking good.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Great name.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Good thing they don’t have a roof anymore. Always nice to have rain delays.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Wait till they play some October Baseball in Minnesota, then we’ll have a snow delay.

    • ROBTEN

      But rain delays, like bad umpiring, are what makes baseball such a fun sport. How will the manager react? Will he bring the starter out or go to the bullpen? How will the layoff effect the hitters? After six years on an island, will they all get to heaven? Who knows!

      You can’t predict baseball!

      /brand buildin’

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        We appreciate it. :D

  • Kevin

    Joe Mauer looks confused: “What are these things falling from the sky?!?!?!”

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Am I the only one who thinks every stadium should have a retractable roof?

    • Marcus

      Not the only one, I agree. I also think all arms should have retractable claws.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    How the hell are the Sox only 2 games behind?

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      They’ve stopped feeding Ortiz after games where he doesn’t get an RBI, that’s how…

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Wouldn’t they give him more>/i> “supplements” when he fails?

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          speaking of fail…

          • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ


            Wouldn’t they give him more “supplements” when he fails?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Oh please the Tigers better than the Sox, Yanks or Rays whoever ends up in second? Come on Kay. Seriously?

  • Frittoman626

    If only the Yankees had the lead, if this game ends the Yankees would have won, a cheap win but a win is a win, how hard is it raining in Minnesota

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      “but a win is a win”

      Unless it’s a Winn

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Oh goodie. Russ Salzberg.

  • Sheepmeister

    So is the good thing about this delay that if its long enough, Baker is out and the offense has a chance to feast on the bullpen.

    • Frittoman626

      Bad thing is that Burnett is out and the Twins offense has a chance to feast on the Yankees bullpen

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Mike Stanton was on every steroid list that came out. Would you really want him teaching YOUR kid about ‘life’?

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

      Further, would you send your kid to a College named after a delicious chocolate drink mix?

      Not me, no siree.

      • Accent Shallow

        Leave my alma mater out of this!

        (B.A. from Ovaltine University)

        • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

          could be worse

          /BA from Bovine University’d

        • Dela G

          man i got M.S. from Hamburger University

        • Marcus

          But the diploma is round! Why don’t they call it: Roundtine University!

          /that’s gold!’d

  • Carlosologist

    So I turn to TNT and I see the Lakers about to allow the Western Conference Finals to be tied. Funny stuff.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Rain delay fun times. Inspired by Willie Randolph, let’s think of funny things that have happened to the Mets recently.

    – the Mets firing Willie Randolph at 3 AM.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Should I trade Adrian Gonzalez and Mauer for Pujols and McCann?

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      That’s a tough one. Adrian has a microscopic edge in power over Pujols but doesn’t hit as well for average. Buuuut McCann would probably give more power than Mauer with again not as much as an average. I’d do it.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Yeah, I’m hoping to “buy low” on Pujols without over-offering. A-Gonz doesn’t knock in enough runs either (for fantasy purposes)

  • Carlosologist

    Lol the Mets are just about to finish a shutout against the Phillies.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      The Phillies have scored three runs in their past three games, all in the same inning

      /cantpredictbaseball’d
      //buildingthebrand’d

  • baby carlos

    Longoria v. Papelbon – bet he flashes Papelbon.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    I feel so conflicted, I want Papelbon to fail, but I don’t want the Rays to win….

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      The two are not mutually exclusive

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        I guess I’ll sleep easy knowing that Papelbon failed when he woke up today =)

  • baby carlos

    Yanks can’t beat Tampa but the Sux can…

    • whozat

      Ah, but the Yanks are 5-3 against the Sox so, by the transitive property of baseball…none of that has any predictive value at all.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      We beat them two out of three in April

      Tampa swept the Sox at home in a four-game series

      This losing streak is frustrating but please don’t say things that are not true.

    • SF Yanks

      I’d love [hate] to see what you thought when the Yanks lost 8 in a row to the sox last year. Your head probably imploded.

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      Fact:

      The Yankees have a better home record than the Rays and have beaten them twice already this year, one fewer time than the Rays have beaten the Yankees

    • baby carlos

      Ya’ll need to lighten up… you can quote all the past stats possible, but the past is past… it is present time and right now Tampa is better than the Yanks in the W-L column and hold a 3-2 lead over the Yankees. That would make my statement correct… but like the twist Whozat put on it.

  • Greg G.

    Hey, any word on when this game is going to pick up again?

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/ Nostra-Artist

    Just as others like myself had feared, the Texas Rangers fiasco has turned into a very messy situation that may end up dragging the MLB through the muck–just what the worst PR managers in sport need right now. Here’s a summary of the latest developments, links included.

    * Heading the creditors off at the pass, current owner Tom Hicks has filed Chapter 11 on behalf of the Texas Rangers organization as a means of completing the sale without lender approval.

    * The filing accelerates the sale by separating the Texas Rangers from the Hicks-owned HSG Sports Group.

    * Oddly enough, the list of unsecured creditors includes Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Millwood, Michael Young, Vincente Padilla, Mickey Tettleton and Mark McLemore who are owed deferred compensation from their days playing for the Rangers.

    http://www.rationalpastime.com.....aster.html

    • Greg G.

      Mickey Tettleton! Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a while.

      If my brother is lurking, why don’t you tell everyone about your unhealthy obsession with Tettleton? :-)

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      It’s A-rod’s fault the Rangers are bankrupt

  • JMV

    anybody know of a time when the game is supposed to start back up?

    • MikeD

      I’m wondering if it is going to start back up. They umps waited until a full five innings had been played before calling for the tarp, which means they might have suspected the rains were going to continue for a long time. By getting in the full five, now they can continue the game tomorrow and don’t have to start from scratch.

  • baby carlos

    anyone with an update

    • whozat

      yeah, we all know but no one’s saying anything because no one’s asked.

      • Greg G.

        Great, so now I feel stupid for asking 15 minutes ago.

    • Dela G

      no one knows right now

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      LoHud is on top of these things and there’s nothing so nope. No word.

    • baby carlos

      Greg G. don’t feel stupid, that is why I am here. I take care of that every game – so easy.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Bored? You should read this. I’m pretty proud of it.

    http://youcantpredictbaseball......-comeback/

    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

      The 1906 Cubs had a higher winning percentage than the 01 Mariners

      /very minor nitpicking on an otherwise awesome article

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I don’t know WHAT you’re talking about. (whistles innocently) (totally didn’t just edit that post)

  • MikeD

    Oh, man. Enduring a rain delay while the game is on My9 is much worse than when the Yanks are on YES. I just flipped back to channel 9 and some horrible boy band is on. And who is the bitch hosting this horrible show? Back to Baseball Tonight.

  • Dela G

    it’s official, game is suspended

    • Dela G

      will resume at 4pm (i am hoping its 3pm central)

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Nope, 4 PM Central, 5 PM EST

        • Dela G

          well hmm, looks like i’ll have to find a way to watch the game at my doc’s office (i live in the central zone, so no biggie i guess :) )

    • MikeD

      That’s what I thought would happen. That’s why they played five, even though the rain.

  • stuart

    can tex playing any worse? is it possible?

    I doubt it. his impatience at the plate is driving me crazy. he has absolutely no clue….

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      can tex playing any worse? is it possible?

      Don’t tempt fate yo

  • WIlliam

    The Experience starts at 5 tomorrow.

  • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

    So who’s going to be pitching tomorrow? Mitre? I don’t think they’d want to burn the bullpen with the two games tomorrow, so…

    • WIlliam

      This job is exactly what Mitre is for.

      • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

        Indeed. Also why I’d like us to resign Chad Gaudin to league minimum salary. He can provide innings like mitre can, and he can also serve as a decent option from the pen.

        • Dela G

          gaudin sucked ass this season for the a’s

          • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

            As a full time starer he did, but I think it’s worth DFAing Boone Logan to see if he can pitch like he did last season.

            /Justsayin’d