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Big CC Going for win number 20…

Batter Up:

Serve ‘em up fresh, CC.

Let’s Go Yan-Kees!

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1 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 18, 2010 5:05 pm

C.C. ---> Cookie Monster ☺

So it is written... so it shall be done!

2 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 6:30 pm

Ho boy.... from Lohud:
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“This has been the toughest two- or three-week stretch I think I’ve had in my career playing through pain,” Teixeira said. “The fact is, I haven’t been producing. If you’re out there playing hurt and you’re doing well, then you can deal with it and you play through it. But it’s affecting my swing. It’s affecting me running the bases (and) playing defense. I’ve got to get healthy.”

The Division means little if we are out of the PS after 4 games.
Play Swisher and Berkman at first, and rest/DH Teix.
We really need to rest our horses.
The first 2 weeks of October man a lot more then the last 2 weeks of September.

3 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:09 pm

Hey, everybody's out partying on a Saturday night, or what?

4 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:10 pm

[3] Not Teix...

5 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:11 pm

Someone should put the ball in play.

6 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:13 pm

Okay. Still, it would be good if someone put a ball in play. Just to see if the Orioles are awake. Or dead.

7 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:15 pm

Evening, Team.

Sweet, Robbie.

8 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:16 pm

Hey, thanks, Rob.

Now someone should get a lot of RBI.

9 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:16 pm

Cano hit it too hard to get his 100th RBI apparently.

10 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:16 pm

[7] Skeleton crew tonight, looks like.

11 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:17 pm

[10] I suppose we'll need to hope the automation system is operational.

12 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:18 pm

Bautista just drilled #49. Wow.

13 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:19 pm

SCORE TRUCK!!!!!!!!!

14 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:19 pm

Yes!

15 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:19 pm

That was fabulous hitting by Jorgie.

Very impressive how he went down and got that. He looked fooled.

16 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:20 pm

Yes.
Goddam, that is very satisfying.

Jorgie is putting together some impressive at bats.

17 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:20 pm

[15] 'impressive', yes, exactly.
I think we're all on the same page, as far as Jorgie goes.

[12] Damn. Wait, who's pitching for Boston - I forget.

18 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:23 pm

Oh, Beckett is pitching in Fenway! Excellent.

19 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:27 pm

Jeter has Zero range

20 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:29 pm

Rookie.

21 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:36 pm

Did Derek just get a sacrifice fly?

Wow!

22 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:36 pm

Gets the run in.

23 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:37 pm

This guy's strike zone is gargantuan.

24 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:46 pm

Well... I guess Jeter flying out is better then Jeter grounding out.

25 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:46 pm

Come on CC, bear down.

26 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:47 pm

Um this isn't good.

27 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 7:53 pm

Struck him out!

28 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:17 pm

Hey, Brett!
Half the cycle.

29 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:19 pm

Take the Score Truck off the cement blocks, please... wheels up!

30 Diane Firstman   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:20 pm

hi folks ..... happy post yummy kippers!

31 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:20 pm

For those of us, myself included, who criticized Girardi's bunting over the last week or so- I was watching some of the Cards-Padres game and I swear Eckstein bunted with 0 outs and a runner on first and third to get the runner at first into scoring position. It wasn't a squeeze, it was a straight sacrifice. I guess that's "GRITTY!!!!" So it could be worse....

32 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:20 pm

Fire Score Truck back up.

33 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:22 pm

Poor Curtis is inept, isn't he?

34 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:24 pm

[33] He looked ept when he first came up, but yeah.

35 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:26 pm

[34] True, but his minor league numbers aren't really sparkling either. Not sure why he's getting all this playing time.

36 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:26 pm

Hello all,
[34] Early Pregnancy Test? Li'l CC?

37 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:28 pm

Cashmoney's at the game tonight, I read. He too will experience the joys of non-plays and witness the spectacle of bullpen roulette. Wonder how that works if he calls the shots...

38 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:30 pm

[36] If anything's pregnant it's the pause between him and his game...

39 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:31 pm

Very helpful, thank you, Orioles.

40 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:33 pm

Cano has become a class of one on DP pivots. Amazing how a major leaguer can improve their game at this level. Does he win the gold glove in the AL?

41 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:35 pm

Reimold will give you hallucinations.

42 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:37 pm

[40] Dude can hit, too.

43 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:40 pm

[42] Yeah, he's a keeper. Congratulation to Robinson Cano triple digits rbi's.

44 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:41 pm

[0] Considering the size of his back, I wonder how long it took to get that tattoo..

[42] MVP!

We're winning..is the slump over yet?

45 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:49 pm

Ok who is this Andino kid?

46 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:57 pm

He was out.
Hey, Yonkers got a shout out!

47 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 8:59 pm

No, the tie goes to the Yankee.

48 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:02 pm

Hey, the Angels have rallied!
This could be another solid night.

Beckett had been walking the tightrope all night, and his luck finally gave out. 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth there.

49 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:02 pm

I love when you hear players scream "Shit!" when they pop out.

50 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:04 pm

Let's go Angels (I don't think I've ever said that since Reggie was on the team)!

51 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:06 pm

[48] Beckett was walking it? Poor tightrope....

Not that I should talk with big CC on the mound, but CC is more big boned... :)

52 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:08 pm

[51] Uh, yeah. He's a big canvas, as Chyll Will noted.

Beckett has really sucked this year. RSN takes a very dim view of Theo's rotation purchases: Beckett, Dice-K, Lackey, all signed for years to come.

53 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:08 pm

[51] Like a lot of big men, CC is light on his feet.

54 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:09 pm

Good stuff here on the historically awful 2010 Seattle Mariners "O":
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?id=5584763&sportCat=mlb

[51] I love that the Sox have all those years and $ wrapped up in the Grinch and Lackey!

btw, A-Rod's career OPS is .959...

55 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:11 pm

[40] Nothing short of amazing. He owns the expression 'he makes it look easy' .

56 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:14 pm

Sox are coming back on a Papi RBI double and a hideous throwing error by the Blue Jay 2baseman.

57 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:14 pm

ARod's numbers in September: .341 .391 .683 1.074

58 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:15 pm

Sox score again. Now trail 4-3.

59 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:15 pm

Anyone warming up? CC for the7th?

60 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:16 pm

[59] To start it at least, I'm sure.

61 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:22 pm

... and to finish it.
Good pitching, big dude.

62 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:24 pm

I'm not as excited about CC winning 20 as I was about Mussina doing it (the saving grace of the 2008 campaign besides the sendoff of the old Stadium), but still, this is pretty cool.

63 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:25 pm

Halos still lead TB by 1 after 8.

64 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:26 pm

[62] Yeah, same here. CC deserves it, but you really ached for Mussina.

65 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:27 pm

Oh, come on, we have to get enough base runners for Brett to bat again in the ninth. He's a HR short of the cycle!

66 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:31 pm

So is this the really South Bronx?

67 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:32 pm

Very nice. Not that I was worried, but the extra run in nice, and Brett scoring a gritty one is nicer.

68 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:34 pm

Two more base runners and Brett will get another PA.

69 Eirias   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:36 pm

So, Jazz Tokyo, Rosenthal via MLBTR has Darvish as "highly likely to be posted" this offseason. How big of a buy are you?

70 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:37 pm

Cortisone shots don't sound fun.

71 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:42 pm

Papi comes to bat with two on and two out in the seventh. David Purcey in to pitch to him.

72 jeaner   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:42 pm

Nice job, Joba.

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:42 pm

[53] Bison, for example.

74 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:45 pm

Purcey falls behind Ortiz, 2-0.

75 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:46 pm

Papi waves at a high fast ball, 2-1. He takes a called strike on the outside edge, 2-2. The tension mounts...

76 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:46 pm

[69] Cautious..I'm no scout but have watched him pitch on tv many times, and in the WBC. He can pitch in the majors for sure but probably not the "ace" he is here..and with the posting fee likely to be higher than Dice-K's was...that's a lot of cash..and Japanese pitchers have not really excelled in the US with the exception of Nomo and Kuroda....

Also, I watched Darvish throw 145 pitches one night..they don't know from pitch counts here, makes me very wary of a long-term deal for any twirler..

77 Eirias   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:47 pm

Purcey for President!

78 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:47 pm

Low and away, full count. Ortiz digs in. He looks serious, wow, someone forgot to tell him that the season is over.

Swing and a miss at another high heater, down goes Papi!

79 Eirias   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:47 pm

Or Prime Minister!

80 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:49 pm

[76] Thanks.
On the other hand, he's younger than Hughes. Wow. What if he really is an ace?

I dunno. I think I'd put up Dice-K money for him, but I wouldn't go way over that. My bet is that teams will be wary of going above the $50M posting fee, since everyone agrees the Sox are paying too much for Matsuzaka's services.

81 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:50 pm

Over at Pinto's site, there's a report of a new word: Lackeyluster.

82 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:50 pm

Nice to see Andy fair of face in the dugout. Tomorrow never knows.

83 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:51 pm

Yay Jorgie!
Now, as long as Curtis doesn't GIDP, Brett gets his shot at glory.

84 Eirias   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:53 pm

[76] I hear you. I just want that special rare kind of pitching prospect in our system. I realize, of course, that Darvish isn't that good, but he'd be the closest we've had to a "unique" player like Strasburg, Chapman, Gooden, Halladay, etc. in a while. Please ignore the logical faults (CC, Joba, Hughes, etc). Eh, its just a personal fascination.

85 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:54 pm

[82] I love how you got two of my favorite (and unrelated!) things together into one beautifully expressed sentiment.

Well done.

86 Eirias   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:54 pm

[76] I hear you. I just want that special rare kind of pitching prospect in our system. I realize, of course, that Darvish isn't that good, but he'd be the closest we've had to a "unique" player like Strasburg, Chapman, Gooden, Halladay, etc. in a while. Please ignore the logical faults (CC, Joba, Hughes, etc). Eh, its just a personal fascination. The ultimate in "imported aces" to serve as an FU to the doubters, to go along with our mostly homebuilt crew.

87 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:54 pm

Double digits! Now I want back-to-back

88 jeaner   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:54 pm

I do hope the Yankees save some runs for tomorrow when I'll be at the game.

89 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:55 pm

Wow.
Thelarmis will be happy: double digits!

Now come on, Brett, add a solo homer and we'll etch your name on a tablet or something.

90 ed   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:56 pm

Go ahead and swing for the fences, Brett. You've got plenty of runs, just take your shot at glory.

91 Eirias   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:56 pm

Damn. Now bat around and try again.

92 jeaner   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:56 pm

arghhh, and Tampa just tied it in the 9th

93 thelarmis   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:56 pm

[89] i'm not happy. well, i'm happy with the score...

rodney just imploded. 3 straight singles. tampon tied the game. fuggin' halos...

94 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:57 pm

That was very disappointing. Probably Brett's best chance at the cycle, and he strikes out on three pitches.

95 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:57 pm

Nerts.

96 RIYank   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:58 pm

[93] Ah. Well, don't worry, be happy. You're all done atoning, after all!

97 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 9:59 pm

[85] Thanks

98 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:01 pm

[82][86] You have to think the Sox will not be in on the bidding..so you've got the Dodgers (if they get their finances sorted), the M's, maybe some radom NK team looking to hit the Japanese market..but yeah, it's going to be over $100 million for the posting & contract..

Trey Hillman said he no doubts that Darvish would succeed in the Majors, btw..

99 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:02 pm

[98] NK = North Korea?

100 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:02 pm

Seems like it would've been a good chance to get Royce Ring's feet wet. I worry that his first shot will be in a big spot.

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101 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:02 pm

BTW, just think of all the good headlines Darvish would make.

102 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:06 pm

Golson just tossed the final ball for CCs victory into the stands.

103 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:06 pm

Yes! #20 for CC.

104 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:07 pm

[99] Yes, Asia Expansion League, the Pyongyang Dear Leaders.."utilizing the all-powerful baseball strategies of Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, inventor of the sacrifice bunt and "total baseball" theory"...

[101] "Whirling Darvish Stymies Sox!"

105 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:19 pm

Rays on the verge of winning... :(

106 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:23 pm

Kalish, the tying run, picked off of first. Sox down to their last out.

107 JeremyM   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:27 pm

Rays win on a "walk" off.

108 monkeypants   ~  Sep 18, 2010 10:54 pm

Yankees win: yay. Rays win, too: oh well. Sox lose again: buh-bye.

109 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 18, 2010 11:15 pm

So it was written... and so it was done. >;)

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