Aug
21

Game 126: Stay Hot

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The Yankees swept a doubleheader yesterday and have won eight of their last ten games overall, possibly playing their very best baseball of the season in the process. It’s definitely their best offensive stretch, that’s for sure. They’ve scored at least eight runs five times in their last eight games after doing it five times in their previous 83 (!) games. It’s amazing what can happen when you add some legitimate Major League hitters to the lineup, ain’t it? Here’s the lineup that will face reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey:

  1. DH Brett Gardner
  2. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. CF Curtis Granderson
  6. SS Eduardo Nunez
  7. 1B Lyle Overbay
  8. 3B Jayson Nix
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is right-hander Adam Warren, who is making the spot start necessitated by the doubleheader. It’s his first start of the year after 24 long relief outings (3.57 ERA and 4.66 FIP), and the team only expects him to throw four or so innings. Lefty David Huff, who was working as a starter with Triple-A Scranton, will back him up.

It’s pretty hot in New York but the forecast is clear. No threat of rain or anything. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Wheels

    That is a crazy stat.

  • vicki

    much obliged to iwakuma and the M’s. but damn, giants. have some pride.

    • trr

      They just stink this year.
      Sorry for the lengthy analysis..

    • Havok9120

      At least they won last night. That’s something.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Just for the record on the umpiring crew, Adam Hamari is not umpiring today, since he was the AAA call up for the doubleheader.

    The crew chief Ted Barrett is at HP, Mike DiMuro is at 1B, Scott Barry is at 2B and Alfonso Marquez is at 3B.

    • RetroRob

      You may have provided the first-ever starting Umpire update in the history of RAB!

    • vicki

      ted barrett called coney’s perfecto.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

        Yep, mentioned that yesterday. Don’t think history will repeat.

        • vicki

          ah. i was unwired while bartendinng both games. i don’t have the mental archives you have but that one i remember.

          • Havok9120

            Good to see my guess as to why your responses in the recap thread came at 5AM were spot on.

            • vicki

              i’m sometimes chagrined at my drunken annotations.

              • Havok9120

                Most of us can say the same, I think.

                You were spot on last night, though. I actually was freshly in from the pool. :D

                • vicki

                  oh, you bastard.

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

            I’ve been working on the umpire reviews every series. Usually if I am looking for some facts, its not necessarily from my head. However, Barrett’s the only umpire left of the four who called that game.

  • Eddard

    Oakland has lost so a W puts them within 4 of a WC. Better to use Warren tonight and Hiroki against the Rays.

  • Eddard

    What route was that by Granderson?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Moises Sierra recalled?

    Crap. I like his stuff, but I swear he’s a future Yankee killer.

  • Eddard

    Adam looks great. He’s throwing strikes. Walks the one guy in the lineup that can hurt him.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Alright, 4000 Watch begins now.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    He gave up a hit and a walk but his stuff looks pretty good. He might be a realistic number 5 in 2014 with the exp he’s getting this year.

    Or at least the frontrunner for swingman

  • Havok9120

    Right then. Time to pick up another game on the A’s.

    Ge dem stål!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    4000!

    • trr

      Always been a huge Ichiro fan.

  • Wheels

    Congrats

  • Eddard

    When Ichiro does pass Rose he’ll be the undisputed baseball hit king. What a ballplayer.

    • Havok9120

      Never in a million years will that be undisputed. Too long in Japan.

      • trr

        But Ichiro will be in Cooperstown and Rose will not.

  • Darren

    Sterling, you doofus buffoon, Ichiro is not the “third player in Major League history” to get 4,000 hits. He’s the third player in “professional baseball history”. It’s an amazing accomplishment as it is, no need to overinflate it, you jackass.

    And of course he corrects himself 5 minutes later.

    • trr

      Heh-heh

    • jim p

      Haven’t seen cable games in years and forced to rely on Sterling. A couple of times watched ‘public’ games with Sterling on the Radio. (I dislike Kay that much.) Sterling reminds me of those old broadcasters in the ’30s who’d get a feed on the teletype: Gehrig grounds out. And they would just make up “a hard hit ball to short, he dives, on his knees, throws to first, a stretch. Did he keep his foot on the back? Yes, says the ump, and Gehrig is out.”

      I don’ think he’s even at the games. Not even watching on tv.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Having watched a lot of Dickey and Thole, don’t be surprised if we have more passed balls.

  • The Real Greg

    Oh Romine

  • Kramerica Industries

    This is just proving once again that Adam Warren is effing terrible.

  • Eddard

    Catch the ball, Romine.

  • Wheels

    Sit down Reyes.

  • Darl

    What an idiot. Surprised he wasnt tossed even sooner.

  • The Real Greg

    And why was Romine positioned on the outside? Why wasn’t he blocking the plate?

    Or did Ichiro’s throw pull him there

  • Mick taylor

    Why did cano swing at first pitch without allowing ichiro try to steal? If ichiro steals yanks probably score arun . Stupid

    • The Real Greg

      Can’t blame him with a knuckleballer. Any pitch could end up right down the middle.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Uh oh….

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    BAH.

    Romine got highway robbery there.

  • The Real Greg

    And here comes ARod

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

      Reynolds.

    • The Real Greg

      Nevermind, It’s Mark Reynolds

  • Havok9120

    Yeehaw.

    Sigh.

  • Wheels

    Scores a run anyway.

  • Eddard

    Austin just short again!

  • The Real Greg

    Saving grace of that is it wasn’t a home run. I also don’t think Reynolds scores on that.

  • Leg-End

    Didn’t look good for Nix, I’m pretty sure those x-ray results won’t come back good. He took that flush on the hand.

    • Darl

      I just hope that at 75 mph its a bad bruise and not broken

  • MP

    Those HBPs on the fingers still on the bat are brutal.

  • Wheels

    sweet catch

  • The Real Greg

    Warren has wasted pitches all night.
    He’s like the Phil Hughes of innings. Gets 2 quick outs and can’t get the 3rd

  • Kramerica Industries

    I just have to say – I don’t buy the Indians being a particularly good team; they are 7-29 this year against the Tigers, Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays (3-17 at home, 4-12 away). But it is a bit irritating how much of a creampuff schedule they have down the stretch. That’s the only reason they’ll be hard to catch; they are a lousy team, but they play teams that are lousier than them most of the rest of the way.

    • vicki

      obviously i hope we overtake every team ahead of us. but if the yanks don’t make the playoffs the tribe are the only AL team i could see myself pulling for. swisher and giambi; i mean, come on.

      i don’t think their chances are much better than ours, even with the soft sked. but you have to be impressed by what tito has done there.

  • Mick taylor

    Does anyone wonder how encarcion was dfa’d 2 years ago by Toronto and brought back by them because no one wanted him . Then in the next 2 years suddenly becomes the 2nd best slugger in the American league. Maybe arod ain’t the only one on peds.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

      Jose Bautista is similar. Probably something in the training.

    • Lukaszek

      He revamped his swing big time, and he actually was an above-average player even before the change. He’s had OPS+ of over 100 in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. So it’s not like he was a complete scrub to start with.

  • Alkaline

    Come on, one more run here Cano.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Damn. Fractured left wrist.

    Nix went out with a bang yesterday, but he’s done for 2013.

  • Cy Pettitte

    getting beat by Kawasaki and Thole is just ridiculous. stop it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yep, Warren is absolutely terrible. Another schmuck with his first HR of the season against the Yankees.

  • The Real Greg

    Jayson Nix with a fractured left hand. SMH

  • Leg-End

    Indeed, fractured hand for Nix.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Alright, really?

  • The Real Greg

    And Warren gives up the lead

  • Eddard

    I like how people are saying Warren is terrible when he’s a rookie just making a spot start. He’s doing about what I expected.

  • Darren

    Again, Sterling and Suzyn, why treat us like fools? Nix has not done some “really great things” (except for last night) and he is not a great player.

    Just say that even though he’s not Jeter (or even Mike Gallego), he held down the fort and was thrust in a role that he really wasn’t meant to play, that he did the best he could, and even though he’s no star, we’re actually gonna miss him unless David Adams can be normal, and that even staying healthy is a good quality (see: Nunez for contrast).

    I guess it’s sort of comforting to know that Suzyn will say shit like your grandma would, all, what a nice boy little Jason Nix is!

  • The Real Greg

    Get him out. Every game is important.

  • Eddard

    That was for Jayson Nix, Pillar. Now get through the inning tied 2-2, Warren and you will have done your job.

    • The Real Greg

      He’s not going to get the chance.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Can’t say I mind this move at all.

    Predictably, Warren looked like shit tonight.

  • OldYanksFan

    Tough break for Nix and the Yankees. He was pretty unpopular here (at least until yesterday) but I always though he was a decent contributor (considering he is a BUINF).

    The alternatives are a lot worse, and we really can’t afford to lose anything.

    Bad break all the way around.
    ——————–
    WOW! Girardi… QUICK hook!

  • dkidd

    girardi managing like every game is an elimination game

    love it

  • The Real Greg

    I really don’t know if the Yankees managed this situation properly. I would rather they had a better starter in this situation. And if the people in the system are injured, sign one.

    • your mom

      Who would they sign?

      • OldYanksFan

        Go to Walmart. They have good prices on everything.

      • The Real Greg

        People mentioned Dice-K yesterday. And that he had pitched well at AAA before being released.

        • Crime Dog

          Please. Everyone complains that they don’t give the kids a chance, and then they have a chance to reward a guy who’s pitched well out of the pen this year with a start, and you wanna replace him with Dice-K?

        • 1stbase

          he’s been awful since 2008, i’d rather have warren spot start than waste a roster move on a useless player like dice-k

  • Eddard

    If Huffer can get through 2 more it will be a job well done for the spot starters. They kept them in the ballgame and that’s all you can ask for. I assume Mo isn’t available but Logan, Kelley and Drob should be.

  • Kibbles ‘n vicks

    We are currently 4.5 games out of the second wild card, with a chance to get it down to four. The A’s play the Orioles this weekend, Red Sox play the Dodgers, and we play the Rays. We have a chance to gain some major ground this weekend if everything falls right.

  • vicki

    i hate brett lawrie more than most red sox.

  • Crime Dog

    Mark Reynolds: backup SS

    • Crime Dog

      (it would probably be Cano if Nunez got hurt, but I like my idea better)

  • The Real Greg

    Huff walking a lefty…..

  • The Real Greg

    Stud he is not

  • The Real Greg

    Yankees are befuddled by the knuckler.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Gonna be important to keep getting innings right now from Huff and the like, since Dickey has settled in. Bad development.

  • dkidd

    according to yes video, ichiro recorded his 400th professional hit tonight

    • dkidd

      just as i post this, they fix it

  • The Real Greg

    And Huff walks the rookie….

  • Eddard

    Warren and Huffer did their jobs. They got us through 6 innings tied at 2. Now I would send in Logan, Kelley and Drob 7-8-9 and try to win it.

  • Eddard

    What the hell was Nuney looking at? Curtis was dead to rights after all those throw overs pushed him back.

  • vicki

    fine job, huffles.

  • Eddard

    I think that’s about all I’d risk it with Huff. Go to Kelley and Drob lead or no lead.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Dickey should pitch in the 8th, if the Jays are smart.

  • The Real Greg

    Of course they get those dinky hits to go.

  • The Real Greg

    Obviously in hindsight, they should have started Huff and left Warren in relief. But what can you do?

    • Eddard

      FALLACY!

      • The Real Greg

        Eddard, I already said it was in hindsight. I know its a fallacy

  • Eddard

    Player of the Game David Huff. Nice job.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Now I’m just really doing this for shits and giggles:

    Sori bomb upcoming.

    • Cy Pettitte

      what the hell?

    • Kramerica Industries

      I HAVE THE FUCKING MAGIC TOUCH RIGHT NOW! BOO-YEAH!

      • SeventhAce

        Quick! predict the Yankees winning the WS this year…. and the next…

    • The Real Greg

      YOU WIN AT LIFE

  • Kramerica Industries

    g-ddamn has Dickey settled in tonight. Yankees are punchless.

    • Kramerica Industries

      This site is weird right now. I posted this before the Cano base hit, let alone the Soriano prediction.

  • Havok9120

    Well heck yeah.

  • The Real Greg

    SORIANO!!

  • Wheels

    Sori!!!

  • Havok9120

    Enter Sandman.

  • Eddard

    SORIANO IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!

  • Itsallhowuserit

    Sooooooooooooori

  • Slu

    Have to go to Mo. Have to.

  • Eddard

    I guess they’ll use Mo tonight and give him tomorrow off. Huff did an amazing job giving the set up guys a rest.

  • Kramerica Industries

    1-2-3 against Mo.

    This is iffy, but you can’t disagree.

  • Eddard

    If Mo can nail this down they’ll be within 4 losses of the WC.

  • Kramerica Industries

    ugh.

    Did not want Encarnacion to be a potential tying run. Especially with Mo’s homer prone issues of late.

    • Havok9120

      Ask, receive, and so forth.

  • Cy Pettitte

    huge pick off with Encarnacion up!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Wow. Picked off Banzai.

  • Havok9120

    Get back to the dugout Mr. Davis.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Thanks for being a dumbass, Rajai.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Mo got lucky that pitch was right down the middle. He has not been sharp lately. Nice pickoff though, even though it looked like he got back.

  • The Real Greg

    PICKED OFF!

  • Wheels

    Yankees win again!

  • Rich

    we play today, we win today. – Mariano Duncan

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Huff was awesome. Wow.

  • Gonzo

    Fonsy Say Relax!

  • Cy Pettitte

    awesome win and they got to give D-Rob, Kelley and Logan the night off.

  • Hall and Nokes

    That’s my favorite kind of win–take the lead in the bottom of the 8th, and suddenly Mo is out there and the game is over.

  • JLC 776

    Great win. Let’s do it again tomorrow.

  • Slu

    10 of the last 14 is a nice streak and exactly what this team needed to get back into it. I admit I didn’t think they had a chance to make the playoffs, but this streak is making me reconsider that.

  • Get Phelps Up

    The last time the Jays won or even split a series at YS goes all the way back to when they had Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Not true. The Jays took a series in August of last year.

      Was the series you speak of back in August 2010? I know Wells was still there in 2010, but I don’t remember Overbay still being a Jay.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Oops. So they’ve won 1/10 series since then. And yes, that was the series in August 2010 when ARod hit #600 in the finale. And also yes, Loverbay was still there.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Stupid Colby Rasmus.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Listened to most of the game on the radio, came back by the 6th or so. Loving this run.