Yanks, Mets Game Two.
Internet connection is a beaut, once again.
I took a mess o flix before and I’ll post ‘em late tonight.
Meanwhile, Let’s Go Yan-Kees!
Let's go Yanks, indeed.
Little early for the Ike Davis coronation, IMO.
Hey, new thread! :)
Same broadcast. :(
ooooh ... here we are now, entertain us!
So it's going to be one of THOSE strike zones, huh.
Is Phil afraid to pitch Wright inside? Because that's where the strike zone is tonight. Inside for righties is being called a strike.
Shucks. No CG SO.
Argh. Yeah, I had a bad feeling when Davis walked.
I liked those high fastballs. I mean, high in the zone. That showed confidence, and Wright couldn't get them. Fouled them off. He couldn't get him to chase the wide ones, though.
Fucking cheap shot.
Have to wait for the replay, but did anyone else think Wright got his foot in there before A-Rod's tag?
NOT a good start... : /
Be careful Phil ...
Good job by Randy.
Hey, look at Phil, laying off that slider!
Can't fool Phil with a change-up!
 ... or slider.
Off-speed pitch out of the zone.
don't get hurt!!!
Nice ab, Phil!
Griffey, Jr. was caught napping during a change-up ... :-)
 Yeah, whatever it was!
i hate that he now has to go straight to the mound.
 I love the whole concept of people napping during baseball games. There's something so appealing about it, so compelling.
That's more like it.
Just checking in, I got the Tiggers-Dodgers game
Twins - Brewers still going, 7 up, bottom 9 2 outs bases loaded and a deep fly out. This one goes to ten.
Truly life-altering problems, those.
 ...but if you snooze, you lose...
 Yeah, but this one goes to eleven.
 haha.. "these go to eleven".
Wow, that was fast. Went into the kitchen to fix a little something and missed three whole outs.
Well done, Phil
Good thing that first inning didn't count!
Ollie Perez refused a minor league assignment ... so now he's the highest-paid middle inning reliever in the majors.
 They were good ones, too. K, pop, K.
 eh eh eh.
my downbeat just got pushed back a half-hour, so i should be able to catch 2 innings or so. hopefully, i get the NY game on fox...
 Kei Igawa is very happy,
 And my Kenwood receiver actually does go up to 30.
 that's really funny! : )
 well, Big Z isn't back in the rotation just yet, though he will be super soon...
Fuck, we've had a lot of first pitch outs. A couple of long at bats too, but still.
 That's awesome!
Wait, how long was your upbeat pushed back? Because that could be a problem, if it was only pushed back 15 minutes.
kpopk... most I can make out is a little crocodile with an elevated tail...
Nice play, Alex.
 They used to use it to stuff those Clincher softballs!
 Umm, that was in ref to . See, the thread still lives...
 my upbeats are in perfect time, it's the offbeats i worry about. damn e's and a's! ; )
well, frick - both tuners on my dvr are in use, so no watchy for me. guess i'll do my dishes and follow online for a few extra minutes...
 Oh, I got that one. As thelarmis said, it's the offbeat ones I have trouble with.
Haha ... Buck got screwed by Rosenthal
 deBeer made you do it, I gather >;)
Such fucking bullshit about home runs being such "exciting product."
How is a home run more exciting than watching to see if a guy can take the extra base, whether he'll be thrown out, whether the fielder can make the play or the ball will fall in.
Home runs are the least exciting part of the game. They're impressive, to be sure, but totally free of suspense.
i don't like this pattern w/ bay & ike. let's break it here w/ wright...
But you have to admit ... they really do need to move the fences in here about 10 feet all around ...
 Tsk, stop spreading rumors like that (unless you're willing to share your sources)!
Oh god damn it!
 Ugh. Pattern holds.
 conrad's game winning granny for the bravos the other day sure had suspense! in/out of nix's glove at the wall...
but i understand what you're trying to convey : )
FUCK! phil phorgot to break from the pattern.
 Well, sure, deBeer and softball. Match made in heaven.
 That's not the worst part. The worst part is thinking of baseball as "product".
Everything is product now. Ugh.
 It is pretty cavernous. I'm fine with it but yes, they could bring the fences in without turning it into a band box.
 Oh, absolutely. Absolutely.
 Oh I dunno, one of the more intriguing home runs I saw involved two guys and a white Ford Bronco...
he was stating that Mets needed to move fences in, as even SD have moved their fences in at Petco, and Rosenthal refuted it :-)
"Angel Pagan" is an odd name, as if someone were trying to make a point. Like a character in a novel.
dice-klay matsu-sucka has a no-no thru 1/3rd of the game. feh!
 Hehheheh. Didn't see it.
 yeah, i've always thought that. esp if you pronounce both names in english, like an american.
Can we call him Hellboy?
 They sure were thinking baseball as "product" in the 80's, especially in Pittsburgh...
 Sorry, I'll bring my 'A' material when the Yanks get back in or near first place...
 Ok, I'll look forward to it. :)
 Hah, I don't tease you much, do I?
Good news is that Granderson got 4 ABs today, bad news is SWB was one-hit.
robbie is turning into groundzilla...
Nice ab, Swish.
Now that's what we could use some more of. More Nick Swisher.
nice AB, Swish!
Frankie and Brett both look to have cooled off.
frack - shit sox & rays both up a run...
 Was it a HBP?
God I hate TWC's shitty DVR box. I paused it at 7:20 then turn it on at 7:50 and lo and behold it suddenly erased all the paused material, two innings down the tubes!
Pelfrey's pitching like a guy with a chip on his shoulder.
Hm. A pro-My Little Pony ad during an all-New York game? Bizarre.
Pathetically, I keep looking for that pitch count ...
 Then he should really learn to use a napkin...
69 pitches now
 Boooo yourself! Oh wait... >;)
 Wow, you have a self-esteem problem or something?
That's not a paradox, is it? To boo yourself?
 No, looks like it was a single. The team had only one hit, Curtis 0-4
Oh, how's this for bad managing, it's only the 11th in Minnesota and the Brewers are using tomorrow's scheduled starter. Way to burn your pen.
Hey, Pop K K this time.
Chyll, your thoughts?
I hate FOX games. I *especially* hate FOX games that I can't even watch.
 Rewinding Pop? No thanks, I'll stick to the jazz channel...
 Brewer's manager, please ref to , have a nice next two games...
Another pitcher at bat safely out of the way ...
He looks like a crybaby.
why hasn't winn stolen 3rd yet?
"A habitual liar?"
The pitching coach said that?
 hopefully Willie is in line for his next managerial job...
John Maine seems like a little bitch.
You're killing us!
In 9th inning, with 2nd and 3rd, tied at 7 with 1 out, Gardenhire sent up Thome to PH for his SS. He was IBBed, and then Gardenhire PR for Thome! And then used yet another person to play SS in the 10th .... Umm ... huh?
Here we go, Brett, this is your cue. IF hit please.
 Definitely not a paradox. I don't think booing while boing is really booing actually. It's more like saying "Yay"
I mean boing not boing
Booing is the new cheering ...
 You are questioning genius, Diane.
"That Einstein feller, what the hell is he talkin' about? Space is time?? He's must be out of his mind."
I mean boing!
 I mean boing not boing
Now that's definitely a paradox.
 Boing Not Boing...wasn't that an 80s band?
Can we move ol' Brett out of the GODDAMN two hole? Please?
 It really depends how you spell it.
Booing Oingo Boingo while on a Boeing?
we're being shutout.
boston's throwing a no-hitter.
rays are threatening.
i've gotta go play backbeats now...
 Yes, it Was.
Or maybe a 747.
Dear Joe Buck //// check Tampa's strength of schedule so far ...
 It Was? or Was "Not" Was??
81 pitches for Hughes
 In favor of Swish?
Oh, Phil. Luis Castillo.
is the pen up yet?
What the hell is this, Jason Bay Day?
Huh, someone finally went for the Hughes-Cervelli special.
Pitch around Wright.
Ooh, fabulous first pitch strike.
 Thanks, though I wish I didn't want to know. You know?
Just went right after him.
 Good call, Ron Gardenhire.
The Red Sox have blown the game open.
I wonder if they'll let us borrow Dice-K for the World Series.
Come on, Mark, swing the baseball bat!
This game is driving me to drink ... heavily.
 Saturday night, though, so you should feel free.
I'm going to go pour a bourbon right now.
 Then you should really consider a Clincher Softball ...
I smell some bullpen meat.
  All right, peer pressure. I'll pour a scotch.
All right, Frankie, find that old magic!
Okay, cult's drinking program is working so far.
Somebody else jump in, we need another hit.
 single malt or blended?
All right, that's something.
Once again, our hit-em-where-they're-at strategy pays off!
 You're probably on the right track, but that's not what I smell...
I think the Score Truck has a dead battery but Cervelli is doing his best to jump start it.
Here we go.
Winn Expectancy. Winn Probability Added.
 Jameson Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey, A Blend.
Huh. I was so sure  that was going to work.
So glad that Coffee Joe decided to see what Russo could do after watching him collect 2 hits last night ...
 Uh oh. You said "Scotch".
The Scots do not like it when you call Irish "Scotch". Let's just hope there aren't any around.
Randy Winn...where rallies go to die.
 Cap'n Knuckles! Wondering where you were...
Well, likely the last inning for Phil, let's go out in style!
 I am back. Scotch is whiskey done the correct way, and is always single malt (we do not speak of the "b" word.
WHAT THE FUCK????
CAN'T ANYONE HERE PLAY THIS GAME?
Jesus Christ. Can we find a competent outfielder, please?
Time to start calling Randy, "Loss Expectancy".
 What's up Will?
2010 has been a year of lurkin' and workin' so far. The last thing I wanna do most nights is turn on my computer.
Nice leather, Winn...
That's ruled a hit??????!!!!!!!!!!!!
Randy Winn..nice major league career, great guy, eminently pun-able last name...and time to move on to a new phase of life...
We're tired of Randy
And to back up Andy
We want someone handy.
The last line sucks, but I couldn't think of anything else.
Shall I just call it whiskey, then?
 Very nice, Diane. :)
And Thames fields like Jessica Tandy?
 Very nice word. And more or less in common to all the Gaels, so everyone's happy.
 You ought to have tried to get Tristam Shandy in there, somehow.
Nice pitch, Phil.
 Okay. Scansion leaves something to be desired.
Thank god for Francoeur.
 That would be a stretch.
Maybe John Candy.
 my turn.
Winn Winn, where ya been?
Ain't seen Curtis since I don't know when
You're giving us fits
Allowing those "hits"
Collecting your paycheck's a sin
 Yes. Whiskey.
 And everyone plays baseball, and things happen.
Just not good ones tonight.
 Show off! I was on a much baser level of "I....Like Can-DEEEEE" Dum-dum-dum-DUMDUM
"and you suck worse than this candy"
pitch 117 coming now
Oh, great ... NOgan is throwing ... I'm going to need some of that whiskey soon.
First Luis Castillo, now Alex Cora.
I'm gonna watch Dice-K now.
Sigh. Saw that one coming. If Failcoeur works an 8-pitch at-bat, you know the pitcher's running out of gas.
Randy Fucking Winn
Alex Fucking Cora
Boone Fucking Loogan
I've gotta cut this inning before it hurts somebody ...
Can't believe they gave Pagan a double for that ... Not cool for our boy Phil. Nonetheless, he did not pitch very well for the second straight game. If he doesn't pick it up the next time out, I declare the era of Dominant Phil over.
What a bad night.
 Oh, I guess it's CHoP
CHP the RHP
Dice-K still has his no-hitter after 7 innings w/93 pitches.
dice-k doing interesting things in philly
atta boy, Russo!
Oh look, a base hit from Russo, so glad he didn't have a chance to do that when it mattered ...
Omg, did Derek just walk?
 no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter,no-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter!
standing and clapping. C'mon Brett! Keep the train moving!
I'll give the umpire credit...those two close pitches have been called balls all night.
Come on, Brett. Let's get back in the grove.
 don't worry. Juan Castro is gonna slap a single this inning.
He's lost that line drive stroke.
Lots of choppers lately.
Teix is KILLING me with this May ...
holy shit. he's been no-hitting the phils with papi playing 1B. I don't know why, but that seems kinda shocking to me.
Honestly, I've come to accept and even have some faith in Gardner, but I wish they'd quit batting him second.
 He needs to start being dangerous.
When does that get to happen?
in steps Juan Castro.... let's see if I called it right.
I don't like the looks of Teixeira. I hope he can truly get it going again ... soon.
yep. Castro broke it up. haha FU boston.
Fuck. you, wordpress.
Heap BIG whiskey now ...
 Wordpress wouldn't let me say "fuck" because it looks like I already said that.
Beltre steals a hit in the bottom of the 8th by spearing a line drive ticketed to left, then doubles off Ibanez, who'd walked. 2 outs.
...and then Castro singles to end it after 7.2 innings.
More bad umpiring, lovely, just lovely.
 sure sign of a bad night.
ugh. So we got Cano, Swish, Cervelli in the 9th against K Rod?
 Vodka for me tonight.
Oh, and don't know who's seen this at Pinto's site:
"I Guess the Rule was Written After 1971
Via Deadspin, The Fleer Sticker Project finds footage of Don Buford running across the mound in front of Dock Ellis during the 1971 World Series.
There wasn’t a single word mentioned about this being an unwritten rule and nobody seemed to take offense to it.
Of course, it’s quite possible Dock Ellis was actually in a different dimension at the time."
In front of the pitcher.
Interesting that the single to break up Dice-K's no-no was a little flare to shallow left, the type of play Jeter usually makes in his sleep, but Scutaro wasn't tall enough.
 Christ, is he still pitching? All I need now is to see his clownish histrionics.
 Heheh. Nice.
 naa. suzyn said feliciano is warming up.
 Next inning is teh 8th
Beside last night, the Yankees have given up a lot of runs lately
 bah! that's the problem I created by listening to the Yanks while watching the gameday of the BOS-PHI game.
 would you call it a "slap" single? Cause that's how I saw it in my dreams 20 comments ago...
FUUUUUUUUUCK! what the hell is going on here with these Mutts?
Brett's good out there.
Hey someone want to explain why the Yankees can't score runs all of a sudden?
 Haven't scored too many, either, except, as has been noted, during garbage time.
 It had some hang time, but we've seen Jeter make that play all the time, where he backtracks and catches it in front of the left fielder.
Another appearance, another run scored against CHP.
No reason to follow this clusterfuck on the computer. Night all. Tomorrow's a new day.
 Some kind of voodoo?
 I blame Jeter and Teixeira.
 I need to update the Score Truck. I'm on it...
 Tough to score when the majority of the team isn't hitting.
Not having Posada and Granderson doesn't help either ...
 FILL'ER UP!
If the score was any closer, I'd have Frankie bunt, but we can't sacrifice the out, can we?
 plus Cervelli has pretty good numbas w men in scoring pos...
There's the old magic, Frankie!
Way to stay on the ball.
I luv this kid .... (have I mentioned that enuf) :-)
Well, lovely ...
Amazing. You keep waiting for him to regress, and he keeps delivering.
So we need two at the very least here to give ourselves a chance in the ninth, right?
Thames vs a RHP ... c'mon Marcus, get 'er done!
 Everybody's playing baseball, everybody's happy!
The #Mets have scored more runs (5) against the #Yankees tonight than they had scored in the previous 5 Subway Series games combined (4)#MLB
Those tack-on runs in the 6th and 7th looming very large right now...something else the Yankees haven't been doing.
 Or Miranda, rather.
C'mon Juan, get 'er done!
Can those really both be strikes?
Excellent job, kid.
YES! great RBI, Kev.
Did Cano not know the count there?
Now we have to see this assclown.
Great at bat Russo.
ARE YOU WATCHING THIS GIRARDI???
Ouch. Tough spot to put Rodriguez in.
 sigh. it's fruitless. or pointless. no fruit no point...
 Russo looks more poised than half of our hitters right now.
 Sounds about right. Here's hoping the trend is reversed right now, with Derek ... Jetahhhh
 Too true
I'm glad he didn't swing at that.
Sheeeit. The way Jeter's swinging the bat lately, a productive out would be welcome. Especially with 2 strikes
Now I wish it was Swisher up instead of Gardner.
 I guess it could have been worse.
 Brett's due. He'll slash one for a hit somewhere.
Man I hate seeing Gardner up in this spot.
Banging that drum, sorry!
 I actually like seeing Gardner up there.
He isn't as good as he's been. Or something. But he makes contact.
That was his pitch.
All right, hang in, Brett, hang in...
0-5 for Brett
 See? Contact...
Brett's slumping right now.
Gardner needs to go back lower in the lineup. I don't see the point of having him hit second, I really don't.
At the very least, K-Rod will have to work through the meat of the lineup in the 9th, probably rendering him unavailable tomorrow. Then again, the way Manuel uses his bullpen, he may throw him out there again.
 yeah. I guess that was kinda weird. the radio feed on my iphone via mlb app lags like 60 seconds. But the gameday display updates quick. So I saw:
Pitch 5 In play, run(s) (78.5 mph Changeup)
and then I got excited before it 'splained fielder's choice.
Those 2 runs we gave away in the 6th and 7th sure look big now ...
Just in case the pitcher's spot comes up in the 9th, who do we have left?
Sabathia .... :-)
 Pena & Moeller.
 hahaha! love it.
Goddamn, he looks lost again.
Teix is really a big zero lately. (At the plate.)
 He is. All ground balls. Few of those beautiful line drives he was tearing it up with.
c'mon Alex. think Kate. think Kate. KATE KATE KATE!
Ugly, UGHLY streak for Teix.
He's just lost right now.
Some brutal ABs by Tex tonight
How did Alex miss that?
Hal needs to hire Kate to be Arod's gf again.
Cano needs to get off the HR schneid now.
Come on, fucking Robbie!
Rip the shit out of the baseball.
Not good, Robbie.
Not good at all.
Come on, Swish.
Just look away and bang the fuck out of the ball.
All right, good enough.
It may be asking a bit much from Cervelli to come through again here. In fact, it is.
 It's Teix and Cano who needed to come through.
Classic douchy-ness from K Rod
 How I loathe him.
ah well ...
 Exactly. The weight of the game should not be resting on the shoulders of Francisco Cervelli.
Well this sets up tomorrow nicely. Sabathia v Santana for the series win. Santana's historically better but on a good day Sabathia can match anyone. Too bad I'll miss most if not all of it.
The top 3 in this lineup are all scuffling, and it's killing the Yankees. A-Rod and Cano come up having to start rallies rather than driving them in.
If A-Rod put together a stretch like Teixeira has, it would be beyond ugly. A slump is one thing, but he is completely useless with the bat for long stretches.
 Santana career is just 4-2 with a 4.40 ERA against the Yanks all-time, and he got rocked last year.
Sabathia against the Mets: 2-0, 1.20 in a much smaller sample size.
 except that nothing has worked out the way it's supposed to on paper thus far...
 Yeah what's his ERA minus that terrible game last year ... That must skew things a bit.
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