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Eight is Enough
Posted By Alex Belth On August 31, 2006 @ 5:28 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled
At least it’ll just have to do , won’t it? The Yankees were set to swipe  the second game last night but an enervated Scott Proctor  walked two men and then hung a slider to Craig Monroe  who belted a three-run dinger which propelled the Tigers a 5-3  win. The Bombers only managed to get three hits in the entire game. Down 2-0 in the sixth, Sal Fassano was hit by a pitch and he moved to third on a double to the left-center field gap by Melky Cabrera. Derek Jeter followed and doubled them both in. Then he stole third. Jason Giambi was intentionally walked and Alex Rodriguez –who had another rough go of it offensively, though he seems to have steadied himself in the field–tapped a slow grounder to third. Brandon Inge threw Rodriguez out but the go-ahead run scored and that’s how things stood until the ninth.
Having pitched earlier in the day, Mariano Rivera  was unavailable, and Kyle Farnsworth’s creaky back  prevented Torre from using him as well. Enter Proctor, who also appeared in the first game. Nefi Perez grounded out to start the ninth, but then Proctor walked Inge, and with two men out, he could not put Curtis Granderson–leading the majors in whiffs–away. With a full count, Granderson fouled off two fastballs before Proctor let another heater sail high-and-wide for ball four. Monroe crunched  Proctor’s first pitch, a hanging breaking ball, for a homer and Todd Jones retired the Yankees in order in the ninth.
It’s hard to get too steamed about the loss , yet it was regrettable all the same, particularly considering how well Jaret Wright pitched.
“I’m not real happy with it,” Proctor said. “I’ve got to attack guys like I have all year. It’s embarrassing, the two walks. The home run, you’re not happy about, but you can’t walk guys. I’m better than that.”
(Anthony McCarron, N.Y. Daily News )
It is overcast and chilly in New York this morning. Though I’m sure we haven’t seen the very last of warm weather, it feels like October around here today. The Big Unit goes against Jeremy Bonderman  in a matinee at the Stadium. Should be a good one.
Let’s Go Yan-Kees.
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URLs in this post:
 have to do: http://yankeefan.blogspot.com/2006/08/magic-number-23.html
 set to swipe: http://yankees.mostvaluablenetwork.com/current-yankees/chien-ming-wang/examining-the-other-side-of-baseball-stats/
 Scott Proctor: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spken314871941aug31,0,4322014.column?coll=ny-yankees-print
 Craig Monroe: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/31/sports/baseball/31monroe.html
 5-3: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/boxscores/2006/08/30/15530_boxscore.html
 Alex Rodriguez: http://villagevoice.com/nyclife/0635,barra,74310,15.html
 Mariano Rivera: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/31/sports/31pins.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
 Kyle Farnsworth’s creaky back: http://www.lohud.com/blogs/2006/08/farnsworth-becomes-issue.html
 Monroe crunched: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060831/SPORTS02/608310391/1050
 the loss: http://eephus.blogspot.com/2006/08/whereas-randy-johnsons-starts-are-more.html
 Anthony McCarron, N.Y. Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/448262p-377371c.html
 The Big Unit goes against Jeremy Bonderman: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060831&content_id=1638186&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy
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