Thursday, June 25, 2009
For the first few innings it looked like we were going to be watching a pitcher's duel in which two or three runs might actually be enough. Not exactly though. The Braves pitcher, Kenshin Kawakami, was hit by a line drive by Joba and immeidately left the game. The Braves next pitcher, Kris Medlen, wasn't really any easier to hit though. In the fifth the tie was broken by a Jeff Franceour solo homer. It wasn't until the sixth that the Yankees finally broke up the perfect game with a seemingly unremarkable walk by Brett Gardner.
One problem I've had with Gardner on the basepaths this year is that he has a tendency to take to big of a lead. Pitchers know that he's going and he gets picked off more than he should. This was the case in last night's game. In what became the game defining play, Medlen fired a throw over to first, Gardner dove back, and the ump called him out. Replays showed he was safe and Girardi certainly thought he was safe but that's not how the ump saw it. Girardi went out their and got ejected, in the process firing up his team. I don't know if that really matters or not but the Yankees definitely seemed more animated today. The next batter, Fransisco Cervelli, hit the first home run of his career to tie it up and the rally would only continue. After singles by Jeter and Damon and a walk of Teixeira A-Rod had the chance to prove a point. As he often does in situations like that, he came through with the big hit and gave Joba a lead to work with. The Yankees would go on to tack on more runs with a Nick Swisher, who was almost benched for the game, home run and more by capitalizing on some mistakes by Atlanta in the later innings.
After the A-Rod hit though, the pitching took over. Joba was very strong through his first six innings. The only run he gave up was on a solo home run to Jeff Franceour and had five strikeouts. What was especially ecnouraging was the fact that he walked none. That's been his biggest problem this year. He was still shaking off Fransisco Cervelli but when he pitches like that, who cares? He did seem to tire though in the seventh. He gave up one earned run in that inning and another unearned run before giving way to Phil Coke who got out of the jam. Bruney almost gave it up in the 8th but Mariano came in and restored order.
Another big game today If they can get a win with Pettitte against Derrek Lowe then they may be ready to go on another one of those winning streak things. They won with the liveblog so for now I guess it stays. Hopefully this time comments will actually work.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (3-2, 3.89).
Pitching: RHP Kenshin Kawakami (4-6, 4.42)
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES, ESPN2.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
- Jeter SS
- Damon LF
- Teixeira 1B
- Matsui DH
- Cano 2B
- Posada C
- Swisher RF
- Cabrera CF
- Pena 3B
- Figgins 3B
- Izturis DH
- Abreu RF
- Hunter CF
- Morales 1B
- Napoli C
- Kendrick 2B
- River LF
- Aybar SS
...............................W-L ..Night Grass. Streak. Last10
LAA - 3rd AL West 9-11 6-8 9-8 W3 5-5
NYY - 3rd AL East 11-10 5-5 9-9 W2 5-5
UPDATE: 7:25- We just shut down the Live-Blog and the Yankees score one! It looks like Mike is onto something...
Monday, April 27, 2009
- Jeter SS
- Damon LF
- Teixeira 1B
- Matsui DH
- Cano 2B
- Swisher RF
- Cabrera CF
- Molina C
- Pena 3B
- Granderson CF
- Polanco 2B
- Ordonez RF
- Cabrera 1B
- Guillen DH
- Laird C
- Inge 3B
- Raburn LF
- Everett SS
Monday, April 6, 2009
- Derek Jeter SS
- Johnny Damon LF
- Mark Teixeira 1B
- Hideki Matsui DH
- Jorge Posada C
- Robinson Cano 2B
- Xavier Nady RF
- Cody Ransom 3B
- Brett Gardner CF
CC Sabathia LHP
Time: 4:05 p.m. TV: YES, ESPN Radio: WCBS-AM 880
Baltimore Orioles (0-0)
- Brian Roberts 2B
- Adam Jones CF
- Nick Markakis RF
- Melvin Mora 3B
- Aubrey Huff 1B
- Ty Wigginton DH
- Luke Scott LF
- Gregg Zaun C
- Cesar Izturis SS
Jeremy Guthrie RHP
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The lineups from Pete Abe:
Johnny Damon CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui LF
Jorge Posada DH
Jason Giambi 1B
Jose Molina C
Alberto Gonzalez SS
Jacoby Ellsbury LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
J.D. Drew RF
Manny Ramirez DH
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Sean Casey 1B
Jason Varitek C
Coco Crisp CF
Julio Lugo SS
For those of you screaming over the fact that Melky is not playing and Damon is, it is because of these numbers:
Melky vs. Dice-K: .000/.125/.000
Damon vs. Dice-K: .385/.429/.615
Also, everyone needs a rest from time to time. I won't be liveblogging tonight, so unless Charlie steps in there won't be one.
Friday, April 11, 2008
1st Inning: Melky grounded to short. Cano realized he has to take more pitches, as he took strike three. Abreu flies to center. WE: 40.9 Wang strikes out David Ortiz to end the inning. 1-2-3. WE: 44.7
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Nate here now. I'll be doing the liveblog tonight. Please if your reading this give us your input in the comments section.
A bit of an odd lineup today. Good to see Jorge back, although not at catcher. He played long toss today, and Derek Jeter should return relatively soon.
1st inning: Yanks go 1-2-3, making John Bale look like the great pitcher that he is. WE: 40.9.
Rough inning for Pettitte, hopefully he'll turn it around. Morgan Ensberg showed us the value of defense at first. WE: 35.4
2nd inning: The Yankees managed to baserunners, but Morgan Ensberg showed off his superior batting eye by taking called strike three. I'm really starting to get annoyed at this offense. WE: 30.6 Tony Pena Jr. is now 0 for his last 21. He would fit right in with the Yankees. Oh, wait, he plays good defense. Nice inning for Pettitte, though. WE: 34.8
3rd inning: Hey, a run! Melky hit a homer to left-center, despite not putting a great swing on the ball. A-Rod followed by not hitting a homerun, and instead grounding to third. WE: 41.8 In the bottom of the inning Pettitte got in trouble again, but got a DP ball to end it. WE: 47.8- It keeps on climbing.
4th inning: Two straight hits to start the inning. Is that allowed? Molina grounds into a DP, but Posada scores from third. 2-1 Yankees. Cano pops up the first pitch. WE: 54.6- damn right. The tarp is now on the field, despite no rain. Ken Singleton mentioned that there is a thunderstorm watch in the area. I guess that means Pettitte is done, which sucks, because the bullpen had to pitch five last night, and will likely pitch more tonight. Can you say Joba for two? WE: 55.1
(this is now Charlie)
OK now the tarp is off it seems the game is starting. Horrah.
4th inning part 2: It seems Pettitte will continue pitching since he is on the mound after the deley and he comes back in with a runner on first and one out. Pettitte picks off Alex Gordon who was on first two down. Gload grounds out to Cano to end the inning. WE: 67.6%
Fifth Inning: Morgan Ensberg leads off the fifth with a nice single up the middle. Gonzalez sac bunts to move Ensburg into scoring position and there is now one out. Damon gets an infield single to to the shortstop and their are now runners on first and third one out. If we don't get a run here I will chase Melky all the way back to Santo Domingo. The Melkman delivers (fuck you John Sterling) and the Yanks lead 3-1. In the meantime, Hideo Nomo's ghost is warming in the bulllpen. Yanks get another run on a force at second. By the way this is Nate again. WE: 59.8 Another quick inning for Pettitte. He's cruising. WE: 85.6
Sixth Inning: Some bad news: Alan Horne left today's game in SWB due to a biceps injury. At least we still have Kei Igawa. Yankees strand a runner on third. WE: 83.6 Esteban German leads of the bottom of the sixth with a screaming line drive right at Pettitte, who snags it. Pettitte=Cat. 1-2-3 again- Vintage Andy. WE: 90.2%
Seventh Inning: Remember what you are doing right now, Hideo Nomo has made his triumphant return. He starts by giving up a hit to AG on the first pitch. Johnny Damon tried to completely ruin this inning, but only kind of ruined it, by beating out a DP ball. Hideo Nomo has cool sideburns. There I said it. Melky advances the runner on a crappy grounder. JOBA!! is warming up in the bullpen. Joba and Nomo in the same game, does it get any better? Nomo walks A-Rod. He walks Posada too, and now the entire continent of Asia watches as Nomo faces Matsui. Godzilla vs. The Tornado- coming soon to a theater near you. The Tornado wins. His sideburns were just too much, as Matsui pops out, bringing much dishonor to his household. WE: 83.8 Pettitte comes back out, and gives up a leadoff hit to Billy Butler. I would guess if he gets in trouble Joba will come in. Andy gets a comebacker on a check swing from Alex Gordon, and gets the out at second, but AG's throw pulled Ensberg off the bag. Pettitte gets Gload to fly to center, and then exits. I'm assuming its Joba time. Joba gets John Buck to fly to center to end the inning. WE: 93.8
Eighth Inning: Yanks go fairly quietly, stranding one. WE: 96.2. Tony Pena Jr. leads off with a hard liner that Cano boots. AG gets the force at second on Gathright grounder. Joba K's German, making him look stupid. Teahan singles on a hit and run. First and third, 2 out. Joba whiffs Guillen on a 99 MPH heater. WE: 97.1
Ninth Inning: Two outs, then A-Rod goes A-Gone, tying Bobby Murcer on the Yankees home run list. Jorge follows up with a homer of his own. Finally some offense. Nomo gets Matsui again. WE: 96.5 Not a save situation, but Mo is in anyway. A-Rod makes a nice play to get Butler. He's a good baseball player. Gordon pops up to AG. 1 out away. Gload singles, so now we have to keep hearing about that annoying hitting streak. Miguel Olivo in for John Buck. Damon makes the catch a few feet in front of the track to improve to 5-5.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Tonight I am going to take a crack at live blogging the game. The Yanks are trying take two of four from the Rays and in the process win their second straight. On the mound for the Yankees is Mike Mussina, coming off his first shaky start. Whether we like it or not Moose is an important key to the Yankees success this season. It is strange that both games that the Moose is starting Molina is catching. The game will be shown on ESPN 2 and YES. Here are the lineups from Pete Abe.
First Inning: After a dominant first inning setting the Rays down one-two three in a impressive first inning Moose only hurled 8 pitches. WE: 59.1%
The second half of the first inning starts off with a Damon single. Then Jeter grounds into a would be double play but beats it out. "EL COMEDULCE" hits a 2 run shot. A-Rod and Godzilla both ground out to end the inning. Yankees 2. Rays 0. WE: 73.1%
Second Inning: Again the Moose sets em down one two three again throwing only 19 pitches total in the game. Not much else to say. WE: 77.1%
Cano grounded out, Betemit struck out and Melky flied out to make it a 1-2-3 inning for the Rays WE: 73.1%
DEREK JETER WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE GAME AND BETEMIT WAS MOVED TO SHORT.......SHIT PUTTING ENSBURG AT FIRST. SHIT.
Third Inning: The inning starts off with Jonny Gomes hitting a solo home run to make the game 2-1 Yankees. Mussina left the pitch up over the plate and the ruffian crushed it. Next there was a ground out and then a walk. Finally Iwamura and Crawford ground out to end the inning leaving a runner stranded at third. WE: 70.2%
This half inning begins with a double by the sneaky Jose Molina. Damon grounds out. EL COMEDULCE hits a ball "lined like a bullet" into center moving the slugglish Molina over to third bringing A-Rod up with two outs. He grounds out to third ending the inning with two runners stranded. The Yankees are looking pretty good right now and as long Moose can hold up the bombers will be fine. WE: 65.4%
Fourth Inning: Moose gets three quick ground outs only throwing six pitches to end the inning and bring the Bombers up to the plates. WE: 72.5%Starting the inning Matsui grounds out. Then Cano gets "robbed" by the majestic fairy in right Eric Hinske. Finally Betemit grounds out to end the inning. Yankees 2 Rays 1 WE: 67.6%
Fifth Inning: Moose Ks Aybar to start the 5th giving him an impressive total of 2 strike outs. Next batter Moose Ks the Ruffian Jonny Gomes to tie David Cone on the all time strikeout list and giving him his third strikeout of the game. DiFelice hits a two out double to keep the inning alive getting his first career hit off of Mussina. Bartlett flies out to end the inning. Moose has a total of 64 pitches and unlike the last game he is not locating his fastball well. WE: 74.4%
The Melk Man grounds out to short to start the bottom of the fifth. The Yankees should be hitting Hammel harder and it seems their bats are still alseep as they have been all season. Molina hits a slow roller back to the pitcher for the second out. Damon hits a blooper over the head of the shortstop for his second hit of the night bringing up Morgan "Clutch" Ensberg. A nice play by Ayebar ends the inning. CAN WE GET SOME RUNS. Yankees 2. Rays 1 WE:69%
Sixth Inning- This is a big inning for Moose if he can get threw this inning with a good pitch count he can pitch the 7th too and then hand the 8th to Joba. Aki grounded into a soft grounder to the Moose one out. Crawford grounds out to Ensberg. Now lets hope Carlos does not bring the Pena. Michael Kay just called the Pena shift the "Martini glass defense " does he have to make everything gay? After that Flaherty shut him down saying "Not one person in baseball calls that defense that" Kay however disagreed. Cano makes a throwing error on an easy ground ball and Morgan, who is not a cat like Giambi, could not handle that throw. Runner on first B.J. Upton digs in and grounds out to A-Rod. Now can we please produce some runs. WE: 77.1%
Bottom Six. "Bobby Abreu is as sweet as candy" (sorry hits a triple off of the right-center wall past the glove of the fairy Hinske and is now a double away with a cycle. If we don't get this run in I might cry. A-Rod hits a bloop single over Aki's head to drive in the run and make the game a 3-1 contest. Godzilla hits an RBI double driving in A-Rod making this game 4-1 in the Yankees favor. Cano grounds out and moves the Matsui to third with one out. Betemit stuck out swinging. Melky is walked intensionally. Molina ends the inning with a ground out. Finally some runs. Yankees 4. Rays 1. WE: 91.6%Seventh Inning: Big Boy Bruney comes into the game mullet and all. Is it just me or do all pitches have some sort of chain around thier neck...their leader? Jeff Weaver of course. Oh yea live blogging the leadoff hitter hits a long fly ball to right that is caught. Bruney releases his anger on Aybar plunking him in the arm with a 94mph fastball. That was the first base runner Bruney has allowed on all year. The Ruffian Johnny Gomes flies out to center now two outs. The inning is ended by a groundout to Betemit. WE: 95.7% (I like)
TIME TO STRETCH AND TAKE A WIZ.............
(Sorry about the grey text blogger is a little screwy)Around the Leauge Scores:
FLA:7 WSH 6
ATL 1 COL 0
Bottom Seven. Dohmann comes in for the Rays and Damon leads off the inning. UPDATE JETER HAS A STRAINED LEFT QUAD......SHIT. Damon flies out to Crawford. Ensberg gets his fisrt hit as a Yankee with a ground ball up the middle for a single. Bobby walks. Runners on first and second one out. A-Rod strikes out looking on a pitch he thought to be a ball. The replay shows that indeed it was a ball but it was close to the zone. Two down. Godzilla hits an RBI single by Aki driving in Ensberg. 5-1 Yankees. Crap, Farnsworth is warming up. RBI single for Robbie Cano don't ya know...God I need to stop.....6-1 Yankees. Runners on 1st and 3rd now 2 outs. To end the rally Betemit strikes out going 0-4 so far in the game. Their is only one man who can blow this lead and his name.......Kyle. WE: 98.8%
Eighth Inning: Fucking Farnsworth is and and starts off the inning by getting a quick fly out for one out. The Farns strikes out Aki two down. So far in game their have only been two baserunners. The Farns gets a weak ground ball back to him to end the inning. WE: 99.7%
Bottom 8th. Cabrera steps up to the plate against the new Rays pitcher Glover and he grounds out to Pena. Molina strikes out swinging to record the second out of the inning. Damon then grounds out to second and it seems LaTroy is going to come in and work the 9th. WE: 99.7
LaTroy is coming in bearing a 31.50 era and he will get to face the heart of the order of the Rays. Pena squares to bunt which befuddles me. Pena knocks a lead off single and the crowd assaults Hawkins with a cloud of boos. He has not had the best welcome here in New York. He was booed even before throwing a pitch just for wearing #21. Hawkins throws a wild pitch and Pena advances to second. Hawkins makes a jumping play to stop a ground ball and gets the out at first. One out man on second the Majestic Hinske at the plate who walks. Aybar grounds out and moves the runners over. Two outs second and third the Ruffian Jonny Gomes steps up to take a crack at LaTroy he strikes out swinging and LaTroy manages to get out of it.
Thats all for me folks. Time for some NCAA Mens Basketball. Word to your mother.....
YANKEES WIN 6-1 AMEN
Here is the new Joba addias commercial that is airing on Yes
Friday, April 4, 2008
Here's the Yankees lineups courtesy of Pete Abraham:
Just Kidding, New Lineup:
Jorge's shoulder is still sore, but he can hit, so he'll DH today.
I'll be back with updates and win expectancies later.
1st inning: IPK seems to be struggling with with his control, walking two batters, and allowing Carl Crawford to score on a Cliff Floyd single. He threw 29 pitches, never a good sign. Hopefully he'll improve as the game goes on. WE: 48.9%
Bobby Abreu doubled with two outs, but A-Rod couldn't do anything with him. WE: 42%
2 inning: IPK rebounded nicely, striking out two batters and throwing 15 pitches. WE: 46%
Sonnanstine made quick work of the Yanks again. It looks like this game may turn out like last night's, assuming IPK can keep it close. WE: 40.3%
3rd inning: Fuck Fuck Fuck. Walks got IPK in trouble again, loading the bases, which were then cleared by a double off the bat of the mighty Shawn Riggans. IPK out Jon Albaladejo in. WE: 15.1% Ugh. Albaladejo allowed a double to Eric Hinske, scoring IPK's sixth run. He then got the next two guys out. Hopefully he can throw a few more good innings. WE: 8.1% Shit.
Lower-Deki! Sorry, I had a John Sterling moment there. Matsui hit a very shallow homer, which Jose Molina followed with a double. We're clawing back. One batter later The Captain scores Molina on a triple. That triple was an increase of about 8% in win expectancy, bringing it from 22 to 30.8. Bobby Abreu scored Jeter on a groundout to second, here comes A-Rod. A-Rod singled up the middle on a double to left (!) by Giambi. Cano fouled out to end the inning. WE: 27.8%
4th inning: Alby pitched well in the fourth ending with a strike-em-out throw-em-out double play of Carlos Pena and Aki Iwamura. WE: 31.8%. Yanks went down 1-2-3.
5th inning: That's probably it for Jon Albaladejo, who pitched very well: 2.2IP 1 H 0 BB 0 R 4 K. WE: 29.3%. Yankees go 1-2-3. WE: 23.2%
6th inning: Big O in to pitch the 6th. The Big O goes 1-2-3. Yanks go 1-2-3 as well. WE: 18.5%
7th inning: Billy Traber in to pitch to lefties Iwamura, Crawford and Pena. Iwamura singled and Crawford grounded into a 4-6-3 DP. Traber then got Pena looking to end the inning. Dan Wheeler in for the Rays as Jorge grounds to 2nd for the first out. Matsui flies to Upton in left center for the second. Molina fouls out to Pena to end the inning. WE: 13%
8th inning: LaTroy in for the eighth. LaTroy gets Upton to ground to Jeter and then gives up a homer to Cliff Floyd. Shawn Riggans grounds out and Eric Hinske hits a Matsui Double. Nathan Haynes then hit a grounder in the hole, and Jeter did his cool jumpy thingy, but couldn't get Haynes at first. Haynes stole second, and then Bartlett dinked a hit over Jeter's head. 9-4. Not lookin so good. It could get worse- Farns is up in the pen. Bartlett to third on an Iwamura single, then scored on a blooper by Crawford. LaTroy exits, Farnsworth enters. Here we go. The Farns started right where left off. Pena just hit a three run homer deep to right into the upper deck. On the next pitch BJ Upton singled. This is all but over. WE: less than 1%. Damon to lead off against Trever Miller in the bottom of the eighth. This game seems out of reach, but maybe its just me. Damon walked, then the Yanks made three straight outs. They seem to have given up, putting Shelley Duncan in for Abreu and Betemit for A-Rod. WE: .1%
That's it. Yankees lose 13-4 in game that got really ugly at the end. IPK did not pitch well at all, and neither did LaTroy of Farnsworth. Albaladejo and Ohlendorf did pitch well though, so I guess that's a positive.
I probably won't liveblog tomorrow, and I definitely won't on Sunday, as I will be attending the game.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Here's the Yanks lineup from Pete Abe:
Johnny Damon DH
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Hideki Matsui LF
Jose Molina C
Melky Cabrera CF
1st Inning: Hughes looked nasty, making quick work of the Jays' hitters, striking out two and inducing a grounder. McGowan looked equally nasty, posting a similar line.
Win Expectancy after 1: 53.3% in favor of the Yankees. This is imply due to home field advantage.
2nd Inning: Hughes and McGowan continued to pitch well, win expectancy is the same.
3rd Inning: Hughes is at 29 pitches through three while McGowan is at 46. That is really the only advantage the Yankees have over the Jays at this point. Jeter grounded into an inning ending DP to let D-Mac off the hook.
WE: 52.5% in favor of the Yanks.
4th Inning: Hughes first hit came off the bat of Scrappy Eckstein falling in front of Matsui, then bouncing past him for a double. Really not well hit, just well placed. Eck scored on a Rios single, who then advanced to third on what should have been a caught stealing, but Cano missed the ball. Hughes then recovered to make Vernon Wells and Frank Thomas look silly, buckling their knees with curveballs and painting with fastballs. On his third strike to Frank Thomas, Frank and home plate ump Bill Miller disagreed, and Thomas was tossed. McGowan prevented the Yankees from scoring again. He has now thrown 59 pitches through five to Hughes' 55.
5th: Hughes allowed another run on a couple of dinky hits, one by Mr. Scrappy himself. He is pitching very well, just does not have great luck or a great defense behind him. The Yankees better start hitting though.
This is probably it for the liveblog.