May
01

Game 27: DisAstros

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The Yankees and Astros have split the first two games of this three-game set, so New York needs s win tonight to avoid what would be an undeniably disappointing series loss to the worst team in the league. Tomorrow is an off-day, and off-days are always better when they following wins.

Because tomorrow is an off-day, the entire bullpen should be ready to go behind David Phelps, who is making his first start in place of the injured Ivan Nova. Something like ten pitchers have already set a career-high in strikeouts against Houston this year, so can Phelps top the nine whiffs he recorded against the Blue Jays five days ago? I’ll settle for two or fewer runs instead. Here’s the lineup that will face veteran left-hander Erik Bedard…

  1. CF Ichiro Suzuki
  2. 3B Jayson Nix
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Vernon Wells
  5. DH Travis Hafner
  6. RF Ben Francisco
  7. SS Eduardo Nunez
  8. 1B Lyle Overbay
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is the 2005 Missouri High School All-State MVP, David Phelps.

Yet another gorgeous night in New York. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Mark Teixeira Update: Teixeira (wrist) hit in the batting cage today for the first time since suffering his wrist injury. Joe Girardi said he was still limited to dry swings, but Teixeira confirmed he was actually hitting baseballs on Twitter.

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328 Comments»

  1. Robinson Tilapia says:

    We bust ass for Prussia.

  2. neo says:

    Any word on why Gardner is sitting? He just had a day off, didn’t he?

    • Havok9120 says:

      Via Jennings and LoHud:

      • Why is Brett Gardner on the bench? “Just kind of choose (how) I’m going to share the days off against lefties when we face them,” Girardi said. “Ich has been hot, too. That’s the bottom line. Ich has been hot, so I chose to give Gardy a day today.”

      • Pseudoyanks says:

        Shouldn’t he call him Ichy…or is he worried he might get sued by the producers of The Itchy and Scratchy show?

  3. Havok9120 says:

    We win today, as on all days, for Prussia. And to avenge Andy’s last start.

  4. Noah Poser says:

    Another lefty of course! At least Pronk is starting tonight although he’s a left handed hitter. Going out on a limb here and saying that Robbie will snap out of his 2 year struggles versus left handed pitchers getting 3 extra base hits including 2 home runs off of the soft tossing Bedard.

  5. Eddard says:

    Phelps can strike out double digits tonight. I’d guess around 12. He might need it with Ben Francisco back in the lineup.

  6. CS Yankee says:

    Not sure which is worse…Nix hitting in the two-hole or having Francisco on the team?

    • Havok9120 says:

      As has been discussed, Nix in the two-hole against lefties isn’t the worse thing in the world until some of the injury issues can be alleviated. It’s not something any of us wants to see long term, but he’s been doing well enough to not make it suicidal.

      • lightSABR says:

        Maybe not, but yuck. Jayson Nix batting second. Even if he’s almost useable against lefties… yuck.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      That’s easy. Having Francisco on the team.

  7. Vern Sneaker says:

    I’m so Francisco-worn that my lineup would have had Boesch in right.

  8. Jenny C says:

    Jeter’s agent should take photos of half empty YSIII and send it to Hal with a note saying, “No Jeter, No Sell Outs”

    • Winter says:

      Because Jeter needs more leverage with the team?

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Yes because a Wednesday game, vs the Astros, is definitely the hot ticket. Especially with the Knicks playing a game five tonight. Hell I’m a diehard fan and I’ll probably be checking the Knick’s score regularly.

      • flamingo says:

        I don’t even follow basketball but I checked the Knicks score before opening Gameday tonight. Yankees vs. Astros – nice and all, and I love baseball, but… not quite as exciting.

  9. Jacob the OG says:

    The Coney-Kay dialogue in the 1st was very comical

  10. Dalek Jeter says:

    I really don’t understand giving one of your younger, more athletic guys (in Gardner) a day off before the off day. Especially to get Ben Fucking Francisco into the lineup.

    • Havok9120 says:

      I kind of do. I imagine he’s got a few aches and pains after playing every game for the first three and a half weeks. I don’t think Joe was comfortable with letting Granderson play so much last season and may want to avoid doing the same with Gardner.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        I understand giving Gardner a day off ever so often, but I never like the idea of getting two consecutive days off, I feel like thats when you lose rhythm and just a nano second of timing…and that could potentially lead to a slump.

  11. Dalek Jeter says:

    Nice start Ichiro!!!

  12. The Real Greg says:

    Thought that was gone. Still a good result

  13. Havok9120 says:

    If he’d wanted to, he could have hit that out.

  14. Eddard says:

    Ichiro’s back! Maybe he should take over the lead off role from Gardner, who just hasn’t got it going this year.

  15. The Real Greg says:

    Nix in the two hole>>>>RBI

  16. Dalek Jeter says:

    Robbie :(

    And that’s why sabermetricians don’t mind K’s, Michael Kay. It was clear Bedard could only throw a strike if it was right down the middle, if he doesn’t get the GIDP there, that could’ve (and probably would’ve) been a huge inning.

  17. nycsportzfan says:

    Ichiro baby! Dudes hitting now!

  18. Dalek Jeter says:

    Throwing a Hail Mary in my Fantasy League today, I picked up and started David Phelps. Don’t let me Down David(y) Phelps(y)

    • Pseudoyanks says:

      Looking like a prudent decision.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        fingers crossed. My offense has been garbage so I’m leaning on my pitchers to get me at least some categories until Hamilton, V-Mart, and Jay Bruce start hitting like they can/should.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      I actually thought about doing that too. There wasn’t really anyone I wanted to drop though.

  19. Dalek Jeter says:

    Robbie’s face just said “practice DP’s don’t come easier than this.”

  20. Havok9120 says:

    Well done Mr. Phelps.

    Hitting your spots will be required most of the time, but I’ll take the results so far.

  21. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Great AB.

  22. Get Phelps Up says:

    Ben Francisco reached base?
    We have to win now.

  23. Dalek Jeter says:

    Where are Kay and Cone getting that Francisco has a history of “a good hitter” and/or “power.” He has a career wRC+ 99 and .164 ISO…neither one of those are exceptional.

  24. Eddard says:

    Great eye, Francisco. Now don’t bunt, Nuney. He’s walked 2 men in a row.

  25. Dalek Jeter says:

    Let’s go Loverbay!!!

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Really, Loverbay? He just walked 3 guys in a row, last one on 4 pitches…and you’re first pitch swinging?!

  26. Eddard says:

    Blow it open here. I wouldn’t swing until he throws a strike. Bedard is a shell of his former self.

  27. The Real Greg says:

    Overbay was saved a thrashing for swinging at the first pitch

  28. Wheels says:

    Finish them!

  29. The Real Greg says:

    Absolutely pathetic.

  30. Dalek Jeter says:

    …That was like the worst at bat of the season. And that’s saying a lot when Francisco, Nix, and Stewart are getting regular ABs.

  31. The Oberamtmann says:

    Why no Romine? If you call up a prospect, shouldn’t he, y’know, play a little?

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Normally I’d agree, especially when Stewart’s getting ABs instead, but Stewart has looked almost like a Major Leaguer the last few days…so why not ride the hot hand?

    • Havok9120 says:

      Acting as if he was called up as a prospect because of his great promise will not make it so. He’s an injury replacement. He moved up a rung on the organizational chart, making him the back up. His playing time will match up with that.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        I think it should be closer to 60/40 or 70/30 then the regular starter/backup of 80/20 because Romine’s a prospect, but I stand by my statement that Stewart has been playing well the last few days…so just roll with it.

    • Preston says:

      He was called up because you have to have a backup catcher. And he didn’t look to good behind the plate, so they probably want him catching some bullpens with all the starters before he actually plays.

  32. nycsportzfan says:

    THere ya go stewart.. Nice professional at bat there..

  33. Wheels says:

    Pronk looks like a Marine.

  34. Eddard says:

    Pena should have thrown that ball. Make them pay, Nixy.

  35. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Coney’s kind of overdoing it but Phelps does look pretty impressive tonight. Looks like Svetlana might get the night off.

  36. Dalek Jeter says:

    *Knock on wood* Phelps looks really good through 3.

  37. Dalek Jeter says:

    Robbie!!!! sort of a YSIII Special!!!

  38. The Real Greg says:

    Hanging curveball meet short porch

  39. Robinson Tilapia says:

    ROBBIE!!!

  40. Robinson Tilapia says:

    All this rooting against David Phelps clearly is having the opposite effect.

  41. Dalek Jeter says:

    I thought that dude was gonna pluck it right out of his glove =/

  42. The Real Greg says:

    Oh come on guys….

  43. The Real Greg says:

    Ben Francisco!

  44. Robinson Tilapia says:

    THE BEN FRANCISCO TREAT!!!!!!!

  45. Eddard says:

    I don’t believe what I just saw!

  46. SDB says:

    FRANCISCO????

    Am I hammered, or did he just go yard?!

  47. The Real Greg says:

    Somebody get the call

  48. Dalek Jeter says:

    BEN FUCKING FRANCISCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    just got himself another month of ABs

    *kills self*

  49. Preston says:

    Doesn’t count, garbage time.

  50. Wheels says:

    Ben Francisco, look out.

  51. Get Phelps Up says:

    I was convinced that a Ben Francisco homer would count as negative runs.

  52. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Oh my

  53. The Real Greg says:

    The answer is Babe Ruth and Rick Ankiel

  54. Dalek Jeter says:

    That’s what I thought we were getting when I was told Chris Stewart is a defensive catcher!! Nice play and good hustle there!!

  55. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Jose Altuve looks like someone shrunk Jesus Montero.

  56. Robinson Tilapia says:

    There’s the Nuney we know and love.

  57. Dalek Jeter says:

    :( At least Nunie prevented that second run from scoring by knocking it down.

  58. The Real Greg says:

    These guys can’t do anything easy.

  59. Dalek Jeter says:

    Coney talking about BABIP!! Also a .330 BABIP…talk about a need for regression.

  60. Robinson Tilapia says:

    PUT AWAY THE VOODOO DOLL, CHEIN-MING WANG.

  61. Karl Krawfid says:

    Call up Wang.

  62. SDB says:

    I’d groan and whine about this, but right now I’m just hoping Cashman is looking up CMW’s number…

  63. teddy says:

    pull him

  64. Havok9120 says:

    So this whole thing went to heck as soon as I stopped watching the game to go apartment hunting.

    Steady, men! FOR PRUSSIA!

  65. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Back to the long man role you go.

  66. Dalek Jeter says:

    I fucking hate the Astros. They’re like the Devil Rays of old. Terrible but always find a way to dink and dunk…

  67. teddy says:

    get back soon mike.

  68. The Real Greg says:

    Unbelievable. Phelps destroyed all the work the offense did.

  69. Eddard says:

    They aren’t crushing him but he’s not locating as well as the 1st three innings. He needs to get out of this with no further damage.

  70. Mickey Scheister says:

    I thought Nova was on the DL?

  71. The Real Greg says:

    Didn’t play this way in Fenway did they? Nope just handed the Red Sox 4 straight wins.

    • Havok9120 says:

      Oh, c’mon.

      • The Real Greg says:

        What? I’m serious. They did not play with any effort in Fenway and they come here and decide to turn on the jets.

        • Get Phelps Up says:

          Once again, solid proof of the plot run by the media, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball to make the Red Sox the pinnacle of baseball and the Yankees the bottom rung laughing stock.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          That’s life, Greg.

    • Troll says:

      Or . . . The Yankees are actually a far worse team than the Red Sox . . . ? The Sox have this unparalleled ability to make any nobody carry a team for an extended period of time. Look at Nava’s friggin’ OBP, for god’s sake. Phelps can’t pitch more than once through a batting order. He’s a perfect long-man, though. The Astros did what any other team would’ve done to him . . .

      • Mickey Scheister says:

        Or…you’re a Troll and 95.5% of what you post is designed to draw the ire outta the kind RAB folks, which is fine, just know that Eddard is a far better Troll than you.

        • Troll says:

          Yeah, because, uhh, what I said was entirely untrue. Damn, you caught me, Mickey, you caught me. Now what do you say we go hand out the “scurvy fuck” award? Fact: As the Yankees are currently composed, the Red Sox are a superior team. Do you lack the objectivity necessary to see that? I don’t understand.

          • Mickey Scheister says:

            It’s good to know you pay attention to my posts, I’m sincerely flattered. A wise man told me don’t argue with fools because people from a distant cant tell who is who. All I’ll say is, the Yankees are NOT actually a far worse team than the Red Sox and citing a players OBP as a “unparalleled ability to make any nobody carry a team for an extended period of time” is borderline hilarious if I didn’t think you we’re being serious. Your logic is flawed. That is all.

  72. Matt says:

    The Astros are disgrace to Major League Baseball. I hope this team ends up with the single season loss record.

    They give away 4 games in Fenway Park with a total lack of effort, and come in here to play like it is their World Series? These guys should be ashamed to call themselves professional ballplayers.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      I’d be really impressed if the Astros managed to win just 11 of their final 135 games.

    • heismanziel says:

      They are a disgrace to baseball because they aren’t laying down against the Yankees? That make sense. The amount of effort they play with doesn’t matter when you are hitting their batters.

      • Matt says:

        That is not what I’m saying. Try again.

        You are not a professional if you don’t put your best effort out there on the field every night. These players, who only play hard in Yankee Stadium, are a disgrace to baseball not because they won’t lay down for the Yankees, but because they lay down for anyone in the first place.

        • heismanziel says:

          Oh, So your stating that its a absolute fact that the astros didn’t put much effort into the red sox series? I guess they were getting rested up and focusing all their attention on the Yankees.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          The Astros didn’t roll over in Boston, get real. The Red Sox are just a better team, that’s all.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            Or maybe they weren’t. Maybe they just won four in a row.

            • Troll says:

              They’re the better team. Right now, the Red Sox are the better team. There’s nothing fishy about it. It’s a simple case of the truth.

  73. Ram Man says:

    They are gonna lose 2 of 3 to the Astros. Hahahahhaha. Meanwhile the Red Sox continue to steamroll the American League. Such a better run organization.

    • The Real Greg says:

      See what I mean. Now these people are coming out.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        And why should we care about trolls? We ignore/deal with them on a daily basis. There is a regular poster who literally calls himself “The Troll” and he exists to attack regulars personally.

        • Troll says:

          Or just introverted, socially-handicapped schmucks like you . . . I don’t know. Maybe. It’s a theory that I’ve been developing.

          And, by the way, THEY CALL ME MISTER TROLL! Not, “The Troll”.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        NEGATIVE VIBE. SOON, THE MEDIA!!!!

    • Havok9120 says:

      As the historical record clearly bears out.

      Wait, what?

  74. Mickey Scheister says:

    Nuno should’ve gotten the nod tonight. Instead, Phelps is the disgrace of Prussia.

  75. Roadgeek Adam says:

    Lots of blame to go around here.

    Phelps, Nunez primary targets twice. Nix was a case of if he got it, it would be a great play..

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      My blame goes to Overbay, I know he just doubled…but a 3 pitch strike out after Bedard loaded the bases with walks? That was painful to watch.

      • The Real Greg says:

        Yes but still 4-0 against this type of offense should be solid.

        But Phelps instead of pitching with cunning and ingenuity let it get away.

        • Havok9120 says:

          “Cunning and ingenuity?”

          Man.

          • The Real Greg says:

            Like Mike Mussina. He would have slightly changed speeds and location to keep the hitters off.

            • Havok9120 says:

              I’ve got nothing to say to that besides that it’s nonsense. And you KNOW it’s nonsense. You watch enough baseball that there’s no way you couldn’t.

              Breathe.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              David Phelps wishes he was a pubic hair on Mike Mussina’s ballsack.

        • Rolling Doughnut says:

          What? Look, the Yanks blew some chances and the Stros –srprisingly–didn’t. How bout dat.

  76. The Oberamtmann says:

    I get that Romine was only called up because Cervelli was injured. But shouldn’t we play him and support his development rather than let him rot? If he’s called up to be the backup, call up Wilson.

  77. The Real Greg says:

    I’ve seen this story way too many times. The Yankees score early and then completely stop while the other team catches up and wins.

  78. Kramerica Industries says:

    When the hell did Daniel Nava become a slugger?

  79. heismanziel says:

    Please just keep this at 4-4. Still plenty of time for us to scratch out a few more runs.

  80. Kramerica Industries says:

    Can this whole Phelps start tonight just end already?

  81. Leg-End says:

    Did I just imagine that or was Jack Curry just grunting on air.

  82. Kramerica Industries says:

    Why the hell is Phelps still out there?

  83. The Real Greg says:

    I don’t like Phelps starting this inning but the problem is who are they going to throw out there?

  84. The Real Greg says:

    Astros have to remember that they are no longer in the NL.

  85. Wheels says:

    They just should have moved the Brewers back to the AL, rather than moving the Astros.

  86. heismanziel says:

    Nice job logan. Time to score some runs.

  87. The Real Greg says:

    Knicks are 9:30 away from entering 04 Yankees territory.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Dude…how do you follow sports if you’re always one foot off the cliff?! 9:30 left in a basketball game is an eternity.

      • The Real Greg says:

        I’m actually more on the cliff in terms of this one. If the Knicks wanted to quash the possibility, they needed to do it tonight. Otherwise they have to go back to Boston for game 6 to force a game 7. Plus all the psychology begins to come into play.

    • vicki says:

      so it’s not just baseball that tortures you.

  88. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Noonie never saw a pitch he didn’t like.

  89. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Has to be the shape of his head.

  90. vicki says:

    wait. ben francisco homerun??

    glitch in the matrix.

    (i’m clearly late; and i’m ignoring the trolling portion of the evening.)

  91. The Real Greg says:

    You could bring in Boesch to PH for Stewart. But Stewart is hot and Porter would probably bring Wright the lefty to face him

  92. Dalek Jeter says:

    Michael Kay: “A good WHIP is 1 or under.”

    Just stop Michael. Under 1 is incredible. Like I don’t think any starter in the history of baseball had a WHIP under 1 for an entire season.

  93. Havok9120 says:

    I’ll take it.

  94. Dalek Jeter says:

    I don’t get what Overbay was doing there. If he had just run through and gone for second then they probably go to second to get him and Ichiro is safe, or go right to first leaving Overbay safe at second because of how weakly the ball was hit.

  95. The Real Greg says:

    I have never seen that play before.

  96. Kramerica Industries says:

    How many fucking leadoff hitters have reached tonight for Houston? Has to be four innings in a row.

    • The Real Greg says:

      Actually only 2 innings in a row. Grossman struck out to lead off the top of the 5th.

      In total, 3 times in this game.

  97. Camello Rodriguez says:

    F’ing Knicks

  98. Monterowasdinero says:

    Noonie smooth at ss

  99. The Real Greg says:

    JR Smith is going to be roasted if Boston does win this series.

  100. Get Phelps Up says:

    Man, that Nats/Braves game did wonders for my fantasy team:
    Maholm: 8 innings, 2 runs
    Zimmermann: 8 innings, 0 runs
    MFIKY: save

    • Mickey Scheister says:

      I think the Braves were 9-0 or something crazy against the Nats this year prior to tonights game.

  101. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Cone called it

  102. Karl Krawfid says:

    Campos 8 k’s in 3 innings.

    Niiice.

  103. heismanziel says:

    Hopefully the pen is nails the next two innings. Lets get MO another save!

  104. The Real Greg says:

    And they will go back to Boston for game 6

  105. Dalek Jeter says:

    RE The Knicks: It’s really, really hard to win when your top two scorers go a combined 27% from the field.

  106. Havok9120 says:

    And DRob is limping.

    Great.

  107. Mickey Scheister says:

    The King of Prussia Mall award of the night goes to that scurvy fuck, The Troll! Way to make the game thread interesting with your playful banter! I’m sure outside of Internet forums, you’re probably a good guy.

  108. Rolling Doughnut says:

    DRob stumbled?

  109. Tom says:

    Off topic… but man do the Blue Jays look bad. Buerhle got rocked again tonight (3HR’s), Toronto gave up 5 HR’s overall.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      But they did beat the Sox yesterday.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        And as we know, some people on this board think The RedSox are like the greatest organization in history.

        God the second half of that sentence was awful to type.

    • Mickey Scheister says:

      It’s not that the Blue Jays suck, it’s the SUPREME play of the 2013 WORLD SERIES CHAMPS the Boston Red Sox! Have you SEEN Nava’s OBP?!?!?!

      • Rolling Doughnut says:

        .289/.385/.500 OPS+ 136

        Will regress to the mean….

        • Mickey Scheister says:

          No doubt, I’m sure by then Middlebrooks, Iglesias, David Ross or the ESPN wet dream himself Jackie Bradley Jr will carry the team for an extended period of time, since the Sox have that unparalleled ability.

          *wanking motion*

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      I’m torn because I love how they’ve crashed and burned after winning the World Series in December, but I am also ready for the Red Sox to slow down a bit.

      • Tom says:

        Kind of win-win… either the Yankees have a chance to pick up ground, or all the Blue Jay bandwagoners can explain how it is still early.

  110. Havok9120 says:

    Beat the pitchout and everything.

    Love it.

  111. warren says:

    Gardner isnt wearing the hand brace and still gets a SB on a pitchout

  112. Dalek Jeter says:

    Gardner gives zero fucks how many times you throw over or pitch out. Your 2nd base is his 2nd base. All of your base are belong to him. HA HA HA

  113. The Real Greg says:

    Why are you trying to bunt 3-1, Nunez?

  114. Winter says:

    How much fun would it be to see Gardner steal third?

  115. Havok9120 says:

    Squeeze? What say you folks?

  116. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Why didn’t they squeeze? Strange

  117. The Real Greg says:

    Now they could bat Corban Joseph, a lefty here.

  118. Mickey Scheister says:

    My alter ego, Lyle Overbay’s Herpes, is waiting for the best moment to yell …Herpes!

    I…err HE forgot after his triple.

  119. Kramerica Industries says:

    So many missed chances. What an awful game this has been.

  120. The Real Greg says:

    CAUGHT!

  121. Dalek Jeter says:

    Nice play Robbie!!!

  122. Wheels says:

    That was awesome.

  123. Get Phelps Up says:

    Cano saves the day.

  124. Havok9120 says:

    Wooooowwww.

    That was a heck of a play.

  125. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fuck yes, Robbie.

  126. I'mVernonI'mVernon4U says:

    Nice play by Cano.

  127. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Robbie gets this save

  128. Mickey Scheister says:

    Yay Robbie!

  129. Get Phelps Up says:

    And in the end…It’s another series win.

  130. Havok9120 says:

    That was a fantastic outing.

    I very much enjoyed this game.

  131. toad says:

    Rivera really does have superhuman powers.

  132. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Better be better when the A’s get here.

  133. SDB says:

    My man-crush on Mo gets increasingly out of hand with each save like this.

  134. Mickey Scheister says:

    Two saves, two days and what 10 pitches?! Ha! The ageless wonder! We’ll freakin miss you after 2013 Mo!

  135. your mom says:

    Yay, series win. Astros played us tough. Kinda embarassing.

  136. Johnnyb93 says:

    “The Boston Red Sox can have the best record in baseball in the first month because of pure randomness.”-The Captain’s Log at Grantland http://www.grantland.com/blog/.....d-champion

  137. The Real Greg says:

    Chris Nelson to the Yankees. Cervelli going to 60 days.

  138. fabricio says:

    guys breaking news we acquired chris nelson for cash considerations and cervelli was put on the 60 day dl mike you got your wish lol

    • Govin says:

      I honestly thought someone else would go for him. I wonder if there is going to be any competition between Chris and Nix when Youk comes back, since they both can fulfill the same role.

  139. JRod says:

    That was a sludgefest but we won the series. The ‘Stros are like a collapsing star, which exerts immense gravitational pull. Their only hope to win the occasional game is to try to drag the other team down to their own uncanny level of abject suckitude. This can also cause weird effects in the space-time continuum, such as yesterday’s 9-inning game which took some 8 hours and 35 minutes to complete. But anyway, survive and advance, up with Prussia & all that. I’m going to need the off day.

  140. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Prussia triumphs over all evil.

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