Yanks look to get greedy today against the O’s.
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Let’s Go Yank-ees!
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What was that sudden shout from the crowd during the national anthem?
 In the "Oh say cay you see" part ot the anthem they scream
"O'SSSSSSSSSSSSSS, say can you see"
Obnoxious. Especially in person.
Well that was fast.
Hells Bells, Curtis! Swing that stick!
 Why do they do that?
Picking up where...
Argh. I can't say it because Kay just said it!
 O's. Orioles.
 Oh, God, that is lamer than lame.
Hit the warehouse, Robbie.
 Happy Easter!
 :) Thanks, RI. Happy Passover.
I don't like leaving those runners on.
 Holy Moses, thanks!
I don't mind leaving runners on in general, but the two walks with nobody out should be converted into something.
Hippity Hop everyone.
The O's fans believe they have a right to usurp the National Anthem because it is a product of Baltimore.
Nice play by Tex!
Right, that's why the scorching hit didn't get through. Because Markakis is in a slump.
Derrick Lee should habe been punched out looking, but I'll take a nice 1,2,3 any day and twice on Easter Sunday. ; )
Atta boy, Brett. Ugh. Terrible.
Nice hit, Derek.
Derek is disappointing some of his "fans" today, huh? ;-)
Curtis is looking to go deep.
If he looks to line it into left, he could have driven in Derek on that 0-1 breaking ball.
Wouldn't life be great for us all if Jeter gets his average above 300?
I admit that my faith has been a little-ing.
 I would be so happy.
One more, Freddy. Get that slop over the plate.
Did Fat Freddy's Cat leave a present in his glove?
Good work, Garcia!
They should just sit on that breaking pitch this guy throws.
I mean, it certainly looks like a breaking ball but by no means unhittable.
They're all just looking for the fastball.
 I'm trying to look back over the at-bats, but Gameday is all screwed up today.
Freddy is the kind of guy who pitches against us, just like this, and we're all moaning, "Freddy Garcia? We can't hit Freddy Garcia?"
 No kidding!
Damn, a buck fifty-one.
That is not a high batting average.
The Gardner is not raking this Spring. Let's hope he's planting seeds that will produce a bounteous harvest in September.
Sorry, I spent a couple of hours in the garden today.
The ump's outside corner for lefties has been......generous to the pitcher.
Damn, nice, Alex!
Didn't Mattingly homer in seven straight in 1987?
 Ohhhh, God! Groaaaaan!
 It was kind of a Jerzy Kosinski thing, you know?
 i think it was 8 games...
 i thought it was clever...
 There's such a fine line between clever and stupid. (From one of my favorite movies ever.)
This guy struck out 211 times and hit .198?
And he still shows his face in a major league uniform?
I mean, that's even worse than Steve Balboni.
I know Adam Jones has not been a world-beater, but I kind of wish he were on our team. He's exciting and fun, like he could turn into an OF version of our Rob.
Happy Holidays everyone.
Hey... Let's hope Jeter can get 2 hits EVERY holiday!
We're gonna need more then 2 runs today to Win.
The Gardner plants himself!
 He's looked like a weed in the batter's box thus far. Useless. My dog could sit in the box and watch strikes go by all day. Well. he might try to catch a few but that's besides the point.
 Ok, now I'm cracking up.
in the non-music room of the venue i played last nite, they surprisingly had the yanks game on the yes network on a giant movie screen. i brought my sticks, drum pad and bottle of water in and warmed up while watching a coupla late innings. what a treat!
i saw cc labor a bit in the 8th and a-rod's granny. also jorgie's homer. but i didn't get to see russell get hit in the back and gritner's homer. couldn't find video at the yes site. i guess i could search for some type of sportscenter vid clip, or something...
 fine line, indeed...
51 was for 50. D'oh!
Thank you, Curtis!
He adjusted, just like I said!
Dave E. has really fixed Granderson.
Ok, maybe they're on the breaking ball now...
Curtis the other way. Damn.
I don't feel bad about Austin Jackson anymore.
I sense a positive outcome from Alex.
Good hustle, Alex!
Not exactly what I had in mind. Oh, well.
 I think the Brett homer should be easy to find, just at the mlb media page, but I don't see the HBP. Not much to see -- Martin got hit between the shoulder blades, he was obviously not pleased and the ump escorted him part of the way up the baseline.
The dugout reaction to the Brett homer is good.
Yeah, I thought it was Roberts, not Itzuris, who slowed down that play.
AJax's current line: .177 .253 .266 .519, 1, 3
Aggh, come on, Robbie, man, that's the second K on that same pich.
If we're patient or good next inning, it will probably be the last for Arrieta. At 85 pitches now.
Can't quite believe it.
Swisher can't catch a friggin' break. Oi!
Ok, so moving right along from Derek to Jorgie, at what point should we start to worry about him?
How 'bout that Freddie Garcia!
FAT FREDDY FIFTH FLINGER!
Man, Vlad would drive you crazy if he were on your team.
 Well, at least we likely have a replacement for Jorge ...
the song's wrong: freddy ain't dead!
 yeah. isn't that dude being celebrated today?
Why break what isn't broken?
 Different guy. You're thinking of a Jewish kid.
fuck. is joba warming up? NO reason to take freddy outta the game. he's at 90 pitches...
 oh, i see. you'll have that.
 Jeez, man, can you not understand the simplest things about baseball?
Joba's our Seventh Inning Guy. It is now the seventh inning.
I mean, really, what part of "Seventh Inning Guy" don't you understand?
I guess I'd let Freddy start the inning.
Oh. well,  there's that.
It's true that Joba hasn't thrown in quite a while. I don't mind this move. (Yet.)
DOES JORGE HAVE 3 MORE YEARS LEFT ON HIS CONTRACT????
Damn, he's looking nasty.
Watch your lips!
That was scary.
Mother of God.
 Okay now I hate it.
that was an easy call. and i made it here in my kitchen. just didn't type it. though i probably could've gotten away with it, on this day. you know, as a long-haired jewish kid...
Robertson's up, which means something else is up ...
Someone needs to remind Cano he doesn't need to swing at every pitch thrown to him.
 especially when it's the first one...
Really.... Robbie has really regressed in pitch selection
It's so confusing.
Is this the eighth inning, or are we already in extra innings???
Good hitting there...
So Soriano is hurt or someone hid Joe's binder along with the eggs.
Boone Logan? Not Mo?
No, I'd stick with D-Rob.
Good call, I like it.
Ah it is to be Mo.
let's go MO!!!
Jeez... don't he play a bit too shallow!
All is forgiven.
i love you, Mr. Mo!!! : )
 No! That's the correct spot when Mariano is pitching.
Gardner has already taken away many hits (including 1 or 2 this game) by playing so shallow, but that there shit was scary. The ball was well shollow of the warning track and Gardy barely got there.
Happy Easter folks. Credit Gardner with the Save. Or am I counting my chickens. (Har-har).
A 4th outcome!
Only 2 pitches thrown in the 8th but still it'll be interesting to see what Mo does in the 9th, especially after nearly giving up a go-ahead hit.
the shit sox have already put 3 on the board in the top of the foist. damn halos...
Adam Jones is still a work-in-progress.
what a horrible slide
There's that 'put on a play' yuz guys love.
Mattpat will be delighted. He loves plays.
Awful wide plate today...
That was plain ugly.
Is it a bit scarier watching Mo in his first outing after a bad outing?
Mo just doesn't seem right
10-pitch leadoff walk?
Looked good to me.
Not good. Mo will tire soon.
Game day says injury delay - what gives?
Wow.... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay inside!
 Reynolds fouled one off his own leg.
Is Mo's ball moving???
That one did.
lordy lordy lordy
Too many pitches, but still beautiful.
Oh, come on. DAMMIT.
fucking ump - again
Jesus, what a pile of fucking suck.
we are now officially in the annual "dip" portion of Mo's season
Whew - why did that have to feel so close?
I shouldn't have turned it on. Never fails this year. Maybe it's because I went to church for the first time in 15 years. Jesus! (Staying with my church-going sis in LA).
Logan and Nova in the pen? We are screwed blue
Wow- gameday said three outs -thought it was over...
Nice play by Swisher.
argh. at least we haven't lost (yet).
i guess soriano is not available for the 10th, for some unknown reason?
Mariano is just slightly off. And the inconsistent strike zone doesn't help, obviously.
But who the hell is going to pitch for us in extras???
Oh crap, sorry about leaving the tag open.
By the way, fuck Girardi and is overmanaging - Garcia out after 90 pitches and 7 innings???
i'll take it... but, damn - i could prolly hit the ball further than jeter...
 No, six innings.
My Lord.... what's left in our BP?
 yeah. only SIX innings, actually. maybe he felt freddy hasn't pitched much, but i would've left him in. joba screwed the pooch. i did agree with bringing in Mo w/ 2 outs in the 8th though. wonder what's up w/ soriano...
Who the fuck is Buddy Carlyle? And relation to our old Buddy, Sparkylyle?
we best score some runs here.
i've got things to do!
buddy carlyle was a Brave, so i actually heard his name quite a lot. and saw him pitch more than i'd like to remember. he's a middling, crappy righty reliever...
fuck shit piss
AAAAH. Just missed it.
It alwaaaaaaaaaays comes down to ARod.
bring him home, Alex!!!
That would have been awesome.
 haha. very true!
damn old jeter
Now *that* was a block of home plate.
I don't think Jeter ever touched it.
Crappity crap crap.
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT????????????
As that ball was caught, the O's announcer said "and that will get him Home".
I guess Jetes should have knocked him down or something.
He had a chance to score. He beat the ball by a bit.
With Logan in, the over/under is 12 for no. of pitches remaining in the game.
Or sllde harder? I mean the guy was standing up. How does his foot not come out from under him?
This has LOSS written all over it.
 He did. And it was a great throw. But, great block. (I hate that play, but unlike Bobby Valentine I recognize the difference between Illegal and I-Don't-Like.)
Although that was a shitty, dinky fly ball from ARod.
I BLAME AROD!
I blame D'Antoni
Can we get Andre The Giant to play 1st, and block all the runners from the bag?
Boone pitching to a RHB? Our tank must be empty.
But Mo did look shitty. Had almost nothing.
Seems like Nova should be available. Why not?
Derek Lee ain't what he usedta be.
This one's going to 11. and probably be suspended.
I'll take the rain
The Supergenius has no bench at all.
Hm, if the end of the game is postponed, the O's could manipulate their 25 man roster and have another PH available when it's resumed! Of course, we could have pitchers available too.
Check this out:
I'm calling Cano to go all "The Natural" right here!
 Maybe he slides behind the plate and tries to sneak a hand in. Aaaah, it's all water under the bridge now.
If Nova is available, I think it's better for us to keep playing. If not, then it's better for us if they postpone.
I guess that means no "Five o'clock thunder," like in the old days.
Great. They are playing "Gimme Shelter."
Game to resume at 5:35
Yup.... the weather system was N-S but moving W-E. It blew past Balitmore at about 5:15.
Nicely done Robbie.
49 minute at bat, now *that's* some patience!
the best offense in the AL, and you're bunting with swisher
Damn, my mlbtv feed is well behind. But I knew from  I had something to look forward to.
Wild pitch time!
Yay! Busted play!
Rob can do everything.
That wasn't an SB, that was Defensive Incompetence
Missed it. Triple?
Nick, that was truly awful.
Lord, what do you do if Martin walks???
Hooray bad throwing!
Everybody's Berken for the Weekend ....
yes .... a leaky defense
I wonder why no squeeze there. Oh well.
WTF is wrong with Gardner .... he looks SO lost :-(
Yes! More throwing yips!!
There's been one ball out of the infield this inning ... right?
Derek has four "hits" today. Woo-hoo.
I'm not complaining!
Weeping must be loving this inning ...
JAY-sus. Keystone Kops.
Looks like a gift Win. I'll take it.
I'll pitch the 11th.
Teix didn't study the strategy book. Hit the ball in the infield, that's their weakness.
After watching Jeter today, I'll need to make an adjustment to the 'Jeter Shift'.
Buddy Carlyle has zero Saves.
Ladies and gentlemen, Buddy Carlyle.
We didn't deserve that Win.
Baltimore didn't deserve it more.
Does God take Passover/Easter off?
Damn, Curtis gives good interview.
 He seemed to passover the O's.
 Actually, I stretched that one. The passing over part was a good thing....as the story goes.
I wish I had passed over this one... geez, it's 01:09am here. Good night, all.
Good night, Earl.
Soriano has lower back stiffness, according to the Ledger's Twitter feed.
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