It’s hot n hazy in New York as the Yanks go for the sweep today.
Keep it rollin’ fellas.
Let’s Go Yan-Kees!
Another great Hughburg-ian day of baseball!
Let's Go PHILLIP
Don't know anything about Chad Huffman, but Baseball Cube's scouting report looks pretty decent:
Power: 78 (of 100)
Ummmmm.... Posada shows us something new....
Oooh ... Santana vs Strasburg!
well i've seen strassburg throw one pitch. homerun.
This game has a yicky feeling to it. Hopefully the Yanks pick it up next inning.
 Same here! Okay, now more, but that was the first pitch I saw him throw too.
 yeah, it would have been better if we both turned the game off after that pitch.
nice job Hughes!
Strasburg looked pretty damn good after the homer though.
make him throw strikes robbie!
according to gameday cano didn't face a single strike.
Give me a f$%$ing break.
Christ, Ted, you are missing a good game, here. Fucking horseshit call.
 But with the strike zone today, you can't blame him for swinging at those.
 yeah, that makes sense but annoying as frack. then he gets called out looking at a ball. bleh.
Nice to see Jorge standing pat watching that one get caught. 2 outs dude. Run for Mo's sake.
Is Barrat even watching this game? Or is he using a random
number generator to make his calls?
Hm, Phil isn't phooling them this inning.
strassburg throwing choppers
uh oh. Tabata has a 3 game career hitting streak on the line today! I wonder what the longest hitting streak to start a career is.
 i guess he settled down fortunately.
Remind me why he isn't on our team, please.
 Yes, phortunately.
they are showing a-rod's linter that hit huff. ouch.
A lot of excitement for an infield single. : )
This is very irritating.
I prefer watching Strasburg. Hey, he walked a guy!
Another walk! Hm.
 strassburg? i turned it off for now.
How can we score so many runs (this year), and still have an offense that looks so weak? Yeah, our lineup is dealing with injuries, but still, we seem to choke a lot.
Anyone notice yesterday when Teix intentionally went the other way? Should try it more often.
But he struck out the side. Wow.
Robbie makes a boom boom!
or rather RIP-URP
sweet robbie cano!
 Except Rob.
 I think it feels that way because of expectations.
I'd be more enthusiastic about those 8-pitch walks if I was sure we'd prefer the Astro bullpen to Moehler.
just realized this guy is at 87 pitches
Hey, the Yankees' slugger third baseman comes through again!
sweet! good to see those walks didn't go to waste as i feared.
Okay, I'm gonna watch soccer now. Later. Hold down the fort please, seamus. (Hey, I just remembered that afternoon a couple of years ago when we had to maintain the game thread ourselves...)
 that's a lot of pressure but i'll see what i can do. and yeah, i do remember that.
Tabata extends his career hitting streak to 4! anyone know why ajax was pulled in the 1st?
Barrett should go play goalie for England. He's useless back there, too.
 They figured Comet would do the job better?
ack, what did tex do? damn it.
Sorry... Mattingly was more then a little better. Much better range as well as better arm and better fielder in general.
C'mon, Phil. Get your shit together.
what the heck phil?
Wow.... right in front of his eyes and the ump still missed the call... bails Jeter out.
nice! a couple of times here I've felt bad things coming and Phil has buckled down and gotten the job done.
nats have taken a 4-1 lead. i hope stras goes 2-0.
i missed the homer he gave up earlier...
Jeter has had a number of little problems. Bad judgement there, seems to be slower on the bases, has dropped a few throws.
Alright, lawn mowed, gutters cleaned, time for a late lunch w/ the Yankees, then clean bathroom & kitchen.
And steak for din-dins.
 lower back spasms.
Teix will rock one here.......
raul beating up wake. philly phinally get a little offense. let's hope they get it all outta their system today, then lie dormant again starting tomorrow!
santana due up 2nd to face stras in this frame.
Can someone tell me what's up with the Phillies? They are only TWO games over .500. WTF? I thought they had a great team.
well, we're into the pen very early.
k, switch to tbs now, folks.
 crazy team wide offensive slump, for like 3 weeks now. unreal.
 not sure but I know Halladay hasn't been consistently good (despite perfect game). only because he's on my fantasy team.
 what's the scoop?
santana "fists" a looper into right. a fitting caray tribute on tbs...
 he's still been pretty awesome. got roughed up by the shit sox, who seem to rough up everyone right now. ack!
wow. the home plate ump just allowed the nats pitching coach to talk to stras on the mound for an extra extra long time. dude never even walked up to the mound. (well, at least, he wasn't shown in the picture and the meeting went on a while...)
My tbs station info. reads Nats Vs. Indians but is showing news. WTF?
Four walks for Stras
they've got to fix this damn mound in cleveland. it's awful at the landing spot.
ah, i really really hope he didn't hurt his groin on that last pitch...
 the mound is definitely attributable to some of those, esp that last pitch to pronk.
 yeah he's been better than i thought now that i've looked at his numbers again.
Phillies leading the Sox 4-1 after 5.
TB and the Fish tied 1-1.
 Yeah. You'd think they'd have a better mound, though listening to the Indians' radio guys earlier it seems both starters were landing in the same spot.
christ. another walk for stras. bases loaded, 1 out. bullpen.
stras to storen.
currently 6-1 nats.
8 k's, 5 bb's, 2 hits, 1 run.
casey daigle is an insanely lucky guy.
Make my Salami a double. Word.
Wow, Jorge has racked up RBI huh?
 Just finished lunch, a salami & provolone. Same as yesterday. I may need to make it a daily dish.
whoa, is that back-to-back days w/ granny for po? coolio!
It's the Old weekly update on What Might Have Been:
Damon: .287 .385 .426 .811 - 117 OPS+
Matsui: .260 .336 .434 .770 - 106 OPS+
Melky:: .256 .320 .339 .659 - 78 OPS+
AJax::: .308 .352 .412 .764 - 104 OPS+
Tabata: .333 .429 .500 .929 - 151 OPS+ (VSSS)
holy cow i stepped away and came back to see that Po hit another grand salami! Fracking awesome!
wow, things are going right when you strikeout and still get to first base.
wow. storen's got some nasty himself. strands the bases loaded. still 6-1 for stras.
ok bases loaded. how do we get Po to bat again here?
We need a quick out or Po's slam won't count.
 Hideki seems to have rebounded from a slow start some. At least I think so if those are his numbers. Tabata small sample size indeed.
melky made a nice catch today. that's about it though...
one more batter phil
put him away already!
damnit. lost him. 10 pitches to manzella and a 2-run single. wft? that's 109 pitches. 7-3.
oh jesus. joe left him in? now it's 7-5. FUCK!
there goes phil's era, also...
get him outta there already. jeesh. : /
Beware of the 222 and 223 hitters. Bollocks!
damn i really wanted phil's era to go down. we need to win this. marte for the left hander then joba and mo right?
phucking ridiculous. i'm surprised he was left in. i woulda lifted him...
 who pitches the 7th?!?!?!
uh oh. i just realized it's only the 6th inning.
 see 
nice work Marte!
wait a minute. before, phil's era was 2.09, then 1.69. now, all of a sudden it's 7.94?!?!
i'm sure it's just the in-game era being screwed up and it'll correct itself later, but i could really use RI to flip off the soccer and let me know what the hell is going on here!
ooh tex gets a hit!
 it's 3.11 now.
 an extra base one, at that!
 oh, cool. thanks man!
who needs RI anyway? ; )
i hate errors when following on gameday. i have no idea what happened except the third basement fracked up.
 not us. hehe
Fish put up a 4 spot in the top of the 6th! 5-1 Fish over TB, bottom of the 6th. Sox still down 4-1 after 7.5.
got 1 run back. let's get some more...
 i'm knocking on wood. Things look hopeful!
Okay, fine, I'll go back to soccer. Especially since seamus and thelarmis did such a good job handling things while I was gone.
I HATE when they play in this weather. It's an injury waiting to happen.
miguel cabrera's got 19 homers.
bravos ripping up the twinks. 1-hit, so far...
 there ya are! i knew that'd draw you out : )
 how's kickball going?
 is it pouring, or something?
Po just needs one more runner on base next time so he won't strike out.
  nothing like a little taunting to drew them out!
 dude the weather is perfect on gameday.
now, let's go for double digits!
Huffman is going to find another way to get on first without hitting the ball out of the infield.
time for huffman's 1st rbi
 I was watching highlights of a Rockies game in Denver the other night. They played in dumping buckets before FINALLY brining out the tarp and calling it after 5. Makes no sense.
 let's hope he doesn't get hit by a pitch...
Soccer's kind of one-sided. The Germans are really good.
Now 3-0. (That's like leading 35-0 in football.)
is it raining in the bronx? (i'm guessing it is...)
 How bout those Vuvuzelas? Adds to my distaste? Bleh. They make me pine for thundersticks and rally monkeys.
 and cowbells?
pepto pitching teh eighth.
 i meant teh seventh. then, joba-mo.
that's a good start.
hey, it's a shelley duncan sighting!
 the 7th innings keeps mysteriously disappearing in our minds.
not going to make it to the end of this game. free patty griffin concert i need to get to.
nice job chan ho!
whoa. 8 pitches for pepto. we're thru 7!
send him out to start teh 8th, or no? if so, my  would be prescient. nostra-like, cult might say! : )
 nostril like? ooh i feel ten again.
 shit, thanks for reminding me. i have to get ready to play my gig this evening, too! not for free, though : )
Yeah , I remarked about the vuvuzelas on Friday. They are B b, thelarmis, in case you're interested.
 a;ways have your career on my mind.
 HA! lohud chad made the same mistake!
That Lil' G replay is making MY thumb ache.
 i don't know whata vuvzela is and not sure i wanna know! are you saying their pitch is b-flat?
 at this rate, it won't take up too much of your brain space. : ~
I wonder if any Banterers who were very anti-Gardner in the Spring feel any differently now. He is actually even hitting some balls pretty hard.
troy glaus is hitting like tex should be...
 Is b-flat the incessant droning of 20,000 bees?
phitin's made it 5-1 in the 9th. hopefully, that's Lidge-proof, or whomever they have closing these days...
 seriously? awesome!
grandy's the only starter today w/out a hit. let's change that, curtis!
 They are very annoying horns that provide background noise for every single World Cup match. And yes, their pitch is b-flat, although it's a little wavery and it could possibly be a. (Below middle c.)
 yeah. who knows, maybe that's what prompted me to screw it up...
 honestly, i think the game is just moving slow. or feels that way. i can't believe Phil struggled so much.
 oh yuck. i would hate that.
in your honor, i just struck that Bb on my marimba. it was much more pleasing than a vuvuzela, though that is a really cool name!
 i was just thinking that'd be a good band name.
man the astros have used a lot of pitchers today
Yes, 'vuvuzela' is a cool name, but I would much, much rather here a B b on a marimba 250,000 times than the vuvuzelas.
Good, Joba did it. I was a little worried.
Fat Papi just scored on a passed ball.
 and 170 pitches. so far...
 marimba is soooo beautiful!!! that and the cello are the most aurally pleasing instruments.
vuvuzelas annoy me all the way to my uvula.
Now Paul Zuvella's on my brain. Don't miss watching him play. : )
ty clip vs. santana.
 nicely played!
And now Joey Joe Joe is going to bring Mo into this slop. Bleh. Well hopefully the Yanks will score a few more and he can sit down.
 ugh. is mo warming? we already have a 4-run lead.
is it raining in the bronx???
strasburg = 2-0
 and now 19 more pitches to get one out.
 They showed him standing in the pen. My brain just jumped to that conclusion. Hopefully we don't see him.
fuck, shit sox scored again. of course. 5-3.
lidge on the ledge...
Red Sox have plated two in the ninth, two outs. Top of the order...
Whew. Fire's out in Fenway.
Now if the Fish can Finish the Cartilaginous Fish...
If Jorge hit a homer last time up and one this time up....well he'd have 4 homers and 14 rbi's. Oh well.
 nope that's over. :)
can we put a pinch stand there on 3rd, so the bases are juiced for jorgie? the run won't count!
ok folks. hold down the fort. i'm off!
 Nope, that's over! Up to Brett.
good on ya lidge!
i wanna slice of 1st place!
 In the last 2 games. But that's not what I was driving at, anyway. Oy, time for this game to end.
NOW, it should be jorgie's time to bat...
frick - i gotta get a move on. early gig tonight...
This just in ... the Germans are waaaaay better than the Aussies.
This just in ... his Moliness.
Wow. Not even giving, say, Chad G. a chance to make it a save situation?
Quietly go the Cartilaginous Fish in the eighth.
I smell first place.
Nicely done, Mo.
Thanks be to Mo.
There is no Mo but Mo.
Welcome to first place, folks!
 Why do you welcome us to our own house? Is it not our own?
Extended family BBQ at home for my mom's 85th b'day. Could only keep an occasional eye on the game. Nice to see the Yankees pick up Phil while he struggled some. Great win, and the time-space continuum has returned to normal as the NY Yankees come home to first place.
Very very interesting goings-on in Chicago tonight .... double doses of nothing going on ...
 It's failure v futility. It's tough to be a baseball fan in Chicago.
Our man Soriano breaks up the no-no for the Pale Hose, and scores the Cubbies first run. Let's see what Lilly does
Juan Pierre ends the drama .... no no-no for Lilly
Pierre gets a hit for the sox. Both no-nos no more.
espn stats are all messed up for Hughes. Thelarmis pointed this out earlier, but it's still all messed up.
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