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Let’s Go Score Truck!
Nice to see Alex crush and Robbie rip. Lay it on thick tonight, boys. Screw Millwood.
You're a fucking disgrace, Austin. Jeebus.
if frankie goes yard here
We better get more than one run out of this inning, or else.
What a waste. : (
Ah, Aj He'll celebrate his first 1,2,3 1st inning since little league by walking the lead off man in the 2nd. Bollocks!
Hey, isn't that cheating?
Anyone know why AJ has a shiner?
Kevin Millwood is simply too good.
This is wonderful..
 No, at lest 1/3 of the lineup simply sucks...
Jones would look good in a Yankee uni come 2014
OMFG! Really, Cervelli? Really?
 And everyone past CC is... well... let's not get into that now...
Wow, Gameday is really on some heavy drugs or this ump has the weirdest strike zone in baseball...
I posted some Mattingly Thoughts from Dodger perspective if anyone cares, in that thread below. Didn't want to interrupt your game thread. :-) G'luck!
Kevin fu#%##@%@%@Ing Millwood for Mo's sake!
 Thanks, man! Always good to see you.
Oh where, oh where has my score truck gone?
Oh where, oh where can it be?
With it's scoring cut short and it's slumping so long.
Oh where, oh where can it be?
 LOL. Maybe it broke down on the Major Deegan Expressway, and when the drive went for help, it got stripped.
The Yankees really ARE a good hitting team.
They only have trouble with 2 types of pitchers.
Gotta hand it to him, they have been finding all kinds of new ways to infuriate me over the last week. Kevin Millwood?!?!
 What's that, left-handers and right-handers? ;)
 Urp's and journeymen slobs who shit the bed vs. everyone else but the Yanks.
89 mph. He's blowing it by them. ugh.
 Swept up in the tornado, perhaps
Credit where it's due, I can't complain about A.J. tonight.
The hitters however. . .
#48 for Bautista.
Just stat-padding, since the Jays already had an 8-2 lead. Now 10-2.
John Lackey makes me appreciate AJ.
I don't think Jeter's going to get many calls his way the last few games. Even if that WAS strike 3.
Did Jeter just strike out looking on three 88 mph pitches?
 Welcome to The Suck.....
Come on Teix.
 with 2 of them out of the zone
 Thanks, it's hard for me to tell as Gamecenter has a really bad zone this year. It used to be the most accurate computer version from what I could tell but I'm lost now.
Well, I'm glad Bobby Abreu is no long patrolling right field. His defense has really fallen off a cliff.
Dave Eliand just bowed his head and wiped his face in exaspertion. That's 2 hits batsman to lead off and inning on 0-2 counts and a lead off walk. Am I missing any?
That was sharp at least.
Good thing we had that DP.
First HR of the season? Really, AJ?
Does it really even matter? Does anyone see them scoring again, other than A-Rod or Cano getting a hold of one?
 Oh, I think they'll score.
They hit Millwood for several innings, the balls just didn't drop.
Remember the 13 and 17 month of Septermber of 2000? That looks like a pipe dream at this rate. Oy!
Weird zone this umpire has, can't believe that 1st pitch to Berkman was a strike
Berkman has been quite serviceable since getting off the DL.
Okay, Brett, hit a grounder right at someone. We need the run.
Cito Gaston is now the only manager in the AL East I don't want the score truck to run over.
 There's two outs...
Damn. Maybe I shouldn't have said  that.
 Yes. But that's one of Brett's main ways of getting base hits. Just didn't work this time.
Personally, I wouldn't let Gardner stop me from getting Crawford, but that's probably just me.
 Why is that? I assume you know the reasons on the other side.
I think it's time we put the Yankee's offense on the milk carton.
 I'm probably just being too strongly influenced by this slump he has been in for over a month or so. I've just never really warmed to him for whatever reason.
Wow,, Tim Wakefield tried very hard to give Bautista #49. He threw three knucklers out of the zone, then came back with a 72mph "fast"ball! Jose drilled it to the CF wall.
3-3 Rays in the 8th. Not much faith in the Angels.
Nice ab, Jorge!
Wow. Good job, JP.
Wow, nice job Jorge.
 Too bad they're not the "Devil" Rays anymore. These games just don't have that epic, biblical quality to them any longer.
 Ye of little faith! Brandon Wood homers for the lead.
Is Posada really still on the bases? No pinch runner?
Yup... swing at 2 balls and take strike 3 (which was really strike 1).
I thought Jeter was getting on track too....
Did Kevin Long tell Jeter to try hitting with his left eye closed?
This little piggie needs to good wee-wee-wee all the way home.
Would you guys think I was being facetious if I told you I'd much rather play Nunez then Jeter? At least Nunez might walk. Jeter simply has no clue. Girardi must sit him down.
 Baseball is hard.
Teix and his f'ing pop-ups.
 Did you actually watch the game?
Jeter had a single and in the second inning he missed a homer by about 2 degrees, and then smoked a line drive but straight to the 3rd baseman.
I don't think I've seen so many 89 mph fastballs missed.
Not that one.
Well.... somebody has earned a sleepover!
Instant Yankees Classic
(If they hold on)
 Good to hear, I'm at the mercy of your descriptions.
All right A-Rod!!!!
Arod to Baltimore: "DROP DEAD!"
The Alex Show. The rest of these humps need to get their shit together. WOW!
Rodriguez was lucky he wasn't called out on the pitch prior.
It's so nice to be able to expect that from Alex... :)
It always comes down to our True Yankee™
Love the no-doubters from Alex. It's been a while since we've seen him give the look into the dugout like that. Big, big hit.
Arod back in the groove, just in time for the pennant run and the post-season. I feel better, how bout you?
 I know I wouldn't sit through the first 3 hours of this game ever again.
 Yes... it his last 100 AB, Jeter has hit the ball hard 15 times, and managed some hits. But he is lost. He is pressing HARD.... swinging at balls and taking strikes. And not just that last AB, but for 2 months.
I think right now, Nunez can get on base more.
Jeter has a .318 OBP in August, and less then .310 in September.
I say sit him the next 2 days.
Maybe it will clear his head a bit.
What's to lose?
Sterling sez we're gonna get hot now. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WITH BASEBALL
 Hank, good writeup on game 3 Yanks Rays, but I think you missed a big story line
 I think you're mistaken. If he hits screaming line drives, hard singles up the middle, and blasts down the third base line, I really don't give a shit whether he's pressing or not.
On the other hand, I think he definitely should get a day off. Not because Nunez is better, but because Jeter needs it.
 Which story line?
Huge win. Welcome back to first place.
And thanks be to Mo.
 Why, thank you, Hank. And so good of you to invite us.
This is some goddamn rollercoaster that were going to be on for a few more weeks. Exhale.......
 Soriano pitching on 4 days rest in the 9th for the first time this year. I don't think that was insignificant -- Maddon went for the throat.
By the way the Rays lost, the Sox lost, and the Yanks are in first place.
Also, Twins losing.
Man, #608 was a big knock, huh?
 please don't take offense to that, I just remember thinking it was big during the game. I knew he'd pitched the last two nights. I checked his game log and, sure enough, he'd pitched in Toronto that Sunday. BUT in those three games he had a total of 28 pitches, IIRC; however, he still had to warm up, etc. I just thought it was remarkable that he pitched for the 4th day and I thought we were going to get him
And we almost did. He threw 24 pitches total and Jeter, Teix and Cano all had decent AB's before Arod K'd. I guess the story line is that Girardi wouldn't do that but Maddon would. Personally I think Maddon's an idiot and Sori will get hurt; and he'll regret it.
Thank you Alex ... that one was HUGE.
(we won't mention the 3rd strike you got away with taking on the pitch before)
 wasn't it 607?
Yo, Evil E., don't say "the Sox lost" until they've actually lost. It's very bad luck.
 you're right, I was mistaken and thought it was over.
Argh, see, E.E., now Yamaico Navarro, batting .074 (seriously), drives in a run, and Dan Nava doubles in Navarro. The tying run comes to the plate in the person of Victor Martinez. With Beltre and Papi to follow, if necessary. Did Scott Downs suck when we played the Jays?
V-Mart gets an 86 mph fastball straight down the pipe and pops it up. NOW they've lost.
 well that's baseball, you just can't figure it.
I know probably everyone's run off, but i have a question. Looking at Earl Weaver, he just kind of looks silly in his uniform. Where did the tradition of managers wearing uniforms in baseball start? Can you imagine a football or basketball coach doing that?
Nice win. Arod is hard to love, but he's the only one you want up in that situation. This season has been a brutal one to watch, yet the Yankees still have the best record in the MLB.
Here's to Alex:
Magic number to clinch the PS is NINE.
ARod one away from Sosa (at 609).
Hopes he passes him this year.
 I'm pretty sure the tradition is due to the fact that early managers were often players, too.
Connie Mack wore a suit when he managed.
 He was at 606 before the game, so that would have been 607 and 608 tonight.
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