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King for a Day

The Mariners are in town for a three-game series this weekend. As usual, our man Cliff has the preview over at the Pinstriped Bible.

Felix Hernandez has pitched thrown two complete games against the Yanks this year, allowing just one run. 

Here’s hoping to woim toins tonight and the Yanks show the King who is:

Let’s Go Yan-Kees!

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1 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Aug 20, 2010 5:59 pm

I'm pretty sure Felix Hernandez is boss, actually, but I'm hoping the Yankees just go nutzo against the two lefties the next two days and maybe weasel out a win against the pen tonight, assuming they can get Felix out of the game.

Baby steps, people . . .

2 williamnyy23   ~  Aug 20, 2010 6:31 pm

For a team that never seems to score against the King, just about everyone but Arod, Cervelli and Pena have pretty good numbers against Hernandez. Speaking of Cervelli and Pena, I wonder how many pitches King Felix with throw to those two batters over the coarse of the game. In an odd way, that could be a key to the game.

3 Raf   ~  Aug 20, 2010 6:32 pm

Even if Felix stays in the game, it's no guarantee that he doesn't give up 6 runs like he did last time :). Also it should be noted that the M's haven't been scoring, so it's a possibility that the Yanks may be able to sneak one tonight.

4 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:09 pm

Will AJ continue his streak of not having a 1,2,3 first inning since Little League? Probably.

5 Raf   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:10 pm

[4] Yep

6 Raf   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:15 pm

Looks like "Bad AJ" showed up tonight.

7 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:17 pm

Sterling would say "Russell terrierized that ball ..."

8 RIYank   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:17 pm

Okay, well, that's that!
No suspense in this one. Which is fine -- it's Friday night, and now I won't be tempted to sit in front of the tv. My wife thanks you, AJ.

9 Raf   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:17 pm

Cervelli's not having a good game either.

10 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:18 pm


that wasn't his fault ....

11 JeremyM   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:19 pm

[8] Ain't that the truth. Nice of AJ to get it over with quick and spare us the disappointment.

12 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:19 pm

Time to break out the glue.
[8] Yeah, may fire up the fire pit and sit this one out. Fuckin A.

13 Raf   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:20 pm

[10] Yeah but he still had the bobble on the SB

14 RIYank   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:23 pm

Just FYI, the Red Sox game might be fun to watch...

15 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:24 pm

E6. C'mon, Grandpa.

16 RIYank   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:28 pm

Seriously, something is wrong with Lester. Holy cow. He's making AJ look like, I dunno, Mike Mussina.

17 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:29 pm

Gritty strikeout.

18 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:30 pm


19 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:31 pm

for someone who hits line drives to the opposite field, he hits a LOT of 6-3s, which would seem to me to say "not level swing"

20 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:37 pm

If Jeter is able to break up a double play and successfully turn a double play he will have completed the rare double play cycle.

21 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:41 pm

[4] Oh AJ, what could the matter be?

I have a novel idea for AJ's starts. A relief pitcher should start the game and go one or two innings. Then AJ comes in to hopefully finish.

22 Raf   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:41 pm

[20] Halfway there

23 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:43 pm

[15] I hope Jeter doesn't find out your true identity.

24 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:44 pm

what the fluck is A-Rod doing in the lineup if he can't run at all

25 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:45 pm

[24] A stiff aRod is better than no aRod at all?

26 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:49 pm

This feels like a self fulfilling prophesy tonight. King Felix has shut down the Yankees, so the King will shut down the Yankees. It's a beautiful night to hang outside anyway.

27 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:53 pm

[23] It's all in in jest. : ) I call my dog grandpa, too, and he's not even ten, yet.
I am firmly against the "can't assume a double play" bullshit, though.

28 monkeypants   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:54 pm

This game seems to be going about as badly one would imagine. IF Felix retires the Yankees in order the rest of the way---a distinct possibility---he won't get credit for a perfect game because Gardner reached 1B on the K. Right?

I think I'll turn on the Jays-Sox game.

29 RIYank   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:56 pm

[28] You'll be glad!
Actually, the Sox game is kind of dull too. I think I'll take off for the evening. Have fun.

30 monkeypants   ~  Aug 20, 2010 7:57 pm

[24] Another baseball score keeping contradiction. If a batter hits into a DP with, say, the bases loaded, he gets no credit for an RBI even though he drove the run in. So, in this case, the batter is "punished" for hitting into a DP. But if a fielder fouls up a DP but they get one out, he is not given an error because you can't assume a DP. This implies that the DP is such a difficult and exotic play that it can never be assumed. But if that's the case, why is it held against a the batter?

Ahh, now 4-0. OK, I'm outta here.

31 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:13 pm

MLB Network has Cardinals game coming up .... looks more promising than this

32 randym77   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:14 pm

The Yanks have the best record in baseball, so I kinda feel like I shouldn't complain. But jeez, it all seems so fragile.

33 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:23 pm

[32] It does seem fragile, and they'll probably make the playoffs, but can they go far? Will they toughen up and play at a high level for an entire game and series in the post season? This has been a very interesting season, with underlying currents of intrigue. Time will tell.

34 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:24 pm

[31] Ya mean the Giants game?

35 randym77   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:29 pm

There goes the no-hitter.

36 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:40 pm

Will tonight be the record for the least amount of posts for a game thread?

37 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:42 pm

[27] My dog is getting old too...I guess I can call her grandma. The way Jeter's personal life is going, he'll be about 70 before he can be called grandpa.

38 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:48 pm

Maddon would squeeze here. : )
Oy. Why am I still watching?

39 Just Fair   ~  Aug 20, 2010 8:49 pm

[38] Nah. Pena looked much better striking out pathetically.

40 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 20, 2010 9:38 pm

Glad I showed up to see *that*.

Getting nabbed between 2nd and 3rd down 6-0 ... AWESOME!

That about sums up this game, methinks ...

41 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 20, 2010 9:46 pm

I like that Avis commercial.
"Wicked cold guys. Wicked cold."

42 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 9:55 pm

Let's go A's!

43 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 9:57 pm

Let's Go Giants!

It's a Bay Area kinda night.

44 randym77   ~  Aug 20, 2010 9:59 pm

Man, the Sox are getting clobbered tonight.

45 Raf   ~  Aug 20, 2010 10:22 pm

[44] Not only are they getting clobbered, Pedroia's back on the DL

46 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 21, 2010 12:31 am

God damned Burnett

47 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 21, 2010 1:26 am

[46] At least I know I don't have to look at the box score now >;)

48 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 21, 2010 7:56 am

A's win. Yanks stlll one game up on the Rays, and Boston seems in non-refundable trouble. Unless armageddon happens, at least the wild card is fairly certain.

49 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 21, 2010 7:56 am

Sounds like a bad game for the boys, and AJ..I've got some semi-poison Fugu fish for you, how about a few starts off, eh?

But damn, King Felix is awesome!

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