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.

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435 Comments»

  1. Dela G says:

    We play today….

    We Win Today….

  2. -Pak says:

    Why the sigh next to Gardner?

    • MrKyle says:

      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.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      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

  3. bexarama says:

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  4. BigBlueAL says:

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

  5. Dela G says:

    wait i just learned that bexy is a woman

    :mind. blown:

  6. matt montero says:

    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)

  7. bexarama says:

    Also…

    No more dome

    Heh heh heh. /immature’d

  8. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  9. Dela G says:

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

    • Carlosologist says:

      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.”)

  10. JGS says:

    My9 is awesome

  11. 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.

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

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

  14. Frittoman626 says:

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

  15. Weak hack by Derek.

  16. Carlosologist says:

    Jeterian groundout!

    Wait what?

  17. poster says:

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

  18. 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?

  19. Carlosologist says:

    Yay Gardner broke his slump…for now.

  20. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

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

  21. cjc says:

    awesome

  22. bexarama says:

    TEEEEXXXXX (shakes fist)

  23. Dela G says:

    oh tex

  24. poster says:

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

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

  25. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  26. baby carlos says:

    Good ole Tex, He is nothing but consistent.

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

  27. Carlosologist says:

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

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

  29. BigBlueAL says:

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

  30. theyankeewarrior says:

    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. says:

      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.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Name ONE good reason to worry about Teix.

      • theyankeewarrior says:

        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.

  31. Hummingbird S. says:

    Tex makes that play.

  32. Dela G says:

    man i never get why AJ never checks runners

  33. BigBlueAL says:

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

  34. bexarama says:

    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

  35. JMV says:

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

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

  37. A.D. says:

    With the bug crawling on AJ I had bad flashbacks.

    • Carlosologist says:

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

      • bexarama says:

        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.

      • JGS says:

        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.

        • 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.

      • Andy_C_23 says:

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

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

          • Mike HC says:

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

          • Andy_C_23 says:

            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?

      • Mike HC says:

        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?!!?!?!?!

        • Joba-”I…can’t…see”

          Nothing further to discuss.

          • Mike HC says:

            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?

  38. baby carlos says:

    win or lose, sure is a nice ball park

  39. Mike HC says:

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

  40. Dela G says:

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

  41. JMV says:

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

    frustrating as hell

  42. baby carlos says:

    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.

  43. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  44. Dela G says:

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

  45. baby carlos says:

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

  46. Did Leiter just say “Andy’s hot?”

    What, is he related to Dela G or something?

  47. Dela G says:

    attaboy AJ

  48. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  49. Jim S says:

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

  50. Frittoman626 says:

    Red Cox winning 2-0, Good or Bad

  51. Dela G says:

    good job alex

  52. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  53. JMV says:

    ha wait til the next go around

  54. A.D. says:

    Nothing like killing yourself with the DP

  55. bexarama says:

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

  56. baby carlos says:

    6 pitches this inning so far.

  57. Carlosologist says:

    Goddamn double plays.

  58. Frittoman626 says:

    Damnit

  59. C says:

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

    • Carlosologist says:

      Leaders in RS

      1)Blue Jays – 247
      2)Yankees – 246

      I don’t see your point.

      • 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 says:

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

  60. Jake H says:

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

  61. 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.

  62. MrKyle says:

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

  63. Hummingbird S. says:

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

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

  65. bonestock94 says:

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

  66. Frittoman626 says:

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

  67. Hummingbird S. says:

    Pretty curve AJ.

  68. Hummingbird S. says:

    Bad pitch, right down the middle.

  69. Carlosologist says:

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

  70. That was frustrating.

    • whozat says:

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

      This could be one of them long nights.

      • CNight_UP says:

        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…

  71. I hate walks. This is all.

  72. Frittoman626 says:

    Good pitch

  73. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  74. JMV says:

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

  75. JMV says:

    mitre better get ready to come in soon

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

  77. JobaWockeeZ says:

    24 pitches. In the third. With 2 outs.

  78. baby carlos says:

    less than 10 pitch innings on average

    here is a thought, plate discipline

  79. Dela G says:

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

  80. JobaWockeeZ says:

    We really need Granderson back.

  81. baby carlos says:

    Do the Yankees play tonight?

  82. A.D. says:

    Avoided the double play…

  83. Jake H says:

    9 pitches per inning for Baker.

  84. 27 pitches. He should be out of the game by the 12th inning.

  85. Hova says:

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

  86. bexarama says:

    Is it wrong that I miss Nick Johnson?

  87. cjc says:

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

  88. JMV says:

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

  89. Frittoman626 says:

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

  90. Dela G says:

    hmm rain coming? this isnt good

  91. baby carlos says:

    oops Jeter to his left, again.

  92. JGS says:

    Joe Mauer is from St. Paul, not Minneapolis

    good job Kay

  93. Dela G says:

    mourneau’s hit looked like a space shuttle blast

  94. Carlosologist says:

    That would have been long gone at YSIII.

  95. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I thought that was gone.

    And WTF does LeBron have to do with this Kay?

  96. JMV says:

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

  97. bexarama says:

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

  98. 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.

  99. Frittoman626 says:

    Nice quick inning by Burnett

  100. JGS says:

    Dear Yankees.

    Please see at least 15 this inning.

    please

  101. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  102. bexarama says:

    trivia: Rollins and Howard, Griffey and Ichiro.

  103. CNight_UP says:

    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…

  104. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  105. Carlosologist says:

    Howard and Rollins are one pair.

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

    /Joe West’d

  107. cjc says:

    bunt Tex bunt

    just kidding

    I think

  108. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Here comes the necessary GIDP.

  109. Dela G says:

    man tex is dying out there

  110. JGS says:

    yet again

    :( Lefty Tex

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

  112. Hummingbird S. says:

    At least he didn’t ground into a DP.

  113. baby carlos says:

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

  114. Jake H says:

    I think you need to sit Mark.

  115. cjc says:

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

  116. Hummingbird S. says:

    Come on Alex. Right down the freaking middle.

  117. Really, A-Rod? Ugh.

  118. Dela G says:

    man alex swung at that schlop?

    ugh

  119. Carlosologist says:

    Lol at the squirrel.

  120. Raf says:

    god this is getting ugly

  121. bexarama says:

    Cano please? Please?

  122. cjc says:

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

  123. poster says:

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

  124. bexarama says:

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

  125. cjc says:

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

  126. Dela G says:

    man that was pathetic

    cmon guys….

  127. baby carlos says:

    pathetic!

  128. Jake H says:

    Pathetic. Just pathetic

  129. Hummingbird S. says:

    boo

  130. Dela G says:

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

  131. Frittoman626 says:

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

  132. Divad says:

    We play today… Das it

  133. JMV says:

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

  134. baby carlos says:

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

  135. CNight_UP says:

    The fandum in here is pretty embarrassing right now….

    • whozat says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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.

  136. Dela G says:

    great job AJ

  137. Frittoman626 says:

    Everything started when this loser hit the HR against Mo

  138. Carlosologist says:

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

  139. Mike HC says:

    Minnesota’s outdoor stadium:

    Where “playing through the rain” happens.

  140. Dela G says:

    looks like AJ is dealin

  141. whozat says:

    Good inning, AJ. Much more efficient.

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

  143. Hummingbird S. says:

    At least AJ is doing good.

  144. Dela G says:

    some of those swings miranda made were god awful

  145. Frittoman626 says:

    Another quick inning for Baker, this is getting annoying

  146. JGS says:

    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!!)

  147. Dela G says:

    man this sucks so much at the moment

  148. 28 this year says:

    50 pitches in just five innings. WTF Yankees?

  149. Pete says:

    @ The Yankees:

    …dude…

  150. JGS says:

    How the hell are they playing this game?

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

  152. JMV says:

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

  153. Mike HC says:

    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?

  154. Frittoman626 says:

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

  155. Dela G says:

    great pitch to harris

    got em

  156. JGS says:

    There are two outs. Forget about Span

  157. whozat says:

    There are TWO OUTS. Just get o-dog!

  158. Dela G says:

    that breaking ball is a killah tonight

  159. theyankeewarrior says:

    Good AJ!

  160. danny says:

    finally!

  161. baby carlos says:

    big plus for Yankees… more time off.

  162. poster says:

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

  163. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Damn this rain delay, AJ was looking good.

  164. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  165. Kevin says:

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

  166. Andy_C_23 says:

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

  167. JobaWockeeZ says:

    How the hell are the Sox only 2 games behind?

  168. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  169. Frittoman626 says:

    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

  170. Oh goodie. Russ Salzberg.

  171. Sheepmeister says:

    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 says:

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

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

  173. Carlosologist says:

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

  174. bexarama says:

    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.

  175. Steve H says:

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

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      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.

      • Steve H says:

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

  176. Carlosologist says:

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

    • JGS says:

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

      /cantpredictbaseball’d
      //buildingthebrand’d

  177. baby carlos says:

    Longoria v. Papelbon – bet he flashes Papelbon.

  178. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

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

  179. baby carlos says:

    Yanks can’t beat Tampa but the Sux can…

    • whozat says:

      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.

    • bexarama says:

      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 says:

      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.

    • JGS says:

      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 says:

      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.

  180. Greg G. says:

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

  181. 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

  182. JMV says:

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

    • MikeD says:

      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.

  183. baby carlos says:

    anyone with an update

  184. bexarama says:

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

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

  185. MikeD says:

    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.

  186. Dela G says:

    it’s official, game is suspended

  187. stuart says:

    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….

  188. WIlliam says:

    The Experience starts at 5 tomorrow.

  189. Marcos says:

    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…

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