The Yankee Score Truck has been gutted–out of service–since the team returned to the Bronx. Wha’ happened?
Son. It’s time for a tune-up.
We’ll be rootin’:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
Lots of dirt flying through the air in Texas, right? Must have stalled out the engine. I think it'll be clear tonight (I hope).
Let's just hope we don't need to see Amauri Sanit tonight.
 Had to look that up.
Awesome name. Anagrams: Anti-samurai, and A Sanitarium.
 Unless we're up 15 - 0 so Joe runs him out there to get his feet wet.
 Bud wouldn't be too happy if Joe did that.
I like watching Nova games. Something graceful about him.
Way to work the pitch count, guys.
Not liking so much anymore.
Oh great, it's going to be one of those games
Uh, boy. This has been a pretty ugly series.
The gears clearly slipped. Yikes.
If the Yanks get out of this with only 2 runs allowed, that's pretty good.
I think the Royals have stolen the Score Truck.
 If the Yanks get out of this with only 23 runs allowed, that's pretty good.
Jeebus, everything that can go wrong, is.
 If the Yanks get out of this with only 2 3 4 runs allowed, that's pretty good.
Jeez, I feel bad for Nova.
Good thing Hosmer hit that rally-killing home run to start the inning.
 If the Yanks get out of this with only 2 3 4 5 runs . . . ah, screw it.
This is not good.
That was some pathetic defense.
 And after he got himself out of trouble so well in the first, too.
Remember when Swisher could hit?
Well... 3 ER for Nova.
I cannot believe we're being beat by the likes of Melky and Frenchy.
Good for Melk?
 4 now.
Is there a hit store in the Bronx? Yankees need to go out and buy a hit.
So this could be going better
finally something to cheer.
Forget the score truck...i think the entire Yankees Universe has been blown to bits by a less than super Nova.
Good picture for this game. The score truck has been stripped.
I'm out, I drink too much as it is. Can't watch.
We can't even claim URP - Sullivan faced the Yanks twice last summer.
A hit, a hit, this pen sitting near me on my desk for a hit!
Can't pin it all on Nova, poor kid.
 Yep. This is a team effort.
Wait..losing 8-1 to the Royals? This is never acceptable. Never!!
 Cheer up. It was 8-0 until a minute ago. Robby broke up the perfect game.
Anyone notice that Gritner makes good contact a lot?
His OPS is now .772.
 Yes. If he would stop bunting, he'd be doing A-OK.
Walked him! Ok, now according to MLB player Jeff Francouer, what we do NOT want here is a home-run to break up the rally..so, a bllop single please, Frankie Brains!
A GRAND DOUBLE!!!!!!!!
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, let's go Score Truckin'!
JUST got under it..but that's OK, got 4 back. They're going to win this game!
Sorry... can't get excited by Jeter's sac fly there. We needed a hit.
 OYF - Jeter hit the ball in the air. I'll take it.
Its not like the Royals have a killer bullpen - plenty of time to get another 5 runs.
OMG. It's Sanit.
 Gardner is definitely a different hiiter than he was just 2 years ago. Was never confident he would develop into a good offensive player, but now I think he will/has. If only he could learn to still bases now.
That was a double? Good gravy.
Oh cripes, here we go with the bloody intentional walks again. I don't know what is worse on Girardi's part - his obsessive desire to get guys to bunt, or all these damn intentional walks.
And Cervelli makes us all wonder just how bad Montero would have to be behind the plate to be able to serve as the backup catcher.
 Combine that with his good-to-great defense, and low salary, and Gardner is a hell of a player. Very valuable.
There's an article about Andy Phillips in his local paper. He tells a story about how Roger Clemens bitched him out for not turning a DP. He descibes Clemens as "real competitive."
Geez, Melky's only been gone a couple of years, and they've forgotten how to spell his name.
 "Real competitive" is news-print speak for "total asshole"?
 Hah. If so, then Chris Carpenter is really, really, competitive. And Carlos Zambrano is really, really, really competitive.
It's official: the Yankees stink. Stink, stank, stunk.
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