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Aw, Nuts

Some games are uglier than others and last night was a slow, boring game between the Yankees and White Sox. It was the kind of game that was going to feel painful for the losing team, more than usual. Not because it was dramatic, either. But because each pitcher threw 473 pitches to each hitter.

The Yanks had an early 3-0 lead and chased Gavin Floyd from the game in the third inning but only had a three run lead. Should have been more. It was no surprise when the White Sox scored five in the fifth, chasing Freddy Garcia, who’d been sharp in the early innings. At one point, with two men on base, and just one out, Garcia fell behind Paul Konerko 2-0. The YES camera showed Yankee pitching coach Larry Rothschild in the dugout. The man sighed and that expression summed up the game.

Yanks took the lead back in the sixth when they scored three runs–Jeter hit a dinger and oh yeah, went 4-5 on the night–but the bullpen gave it right back as the White Sox won, 9-6.

An unbecoming outing for the Yankee pitching staff.

And the Rays are now four back…Creepin’.

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1 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 21, 2012 7:14 am

Putrid. But I dig that last line, Alex. On Twitter I just coined a phrase for the short shorts that are a tad too short, which we see in Tokyo (land of the Rising Flesh) every day in August.

I call them Creepers. And it's a much better visual than this crap-ass game.


2 rbj   ~  Aug 21, 2012 7:36 am

Am actually kind of glad that the thunderstorm came last night and interrupted the satellite feed. Early bed, early rise for work.

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 21, 2012 7:41 am

Glad I missed this one.

You guys been watching the highlights from Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins recently? Tape-measure taters that are just crazy.

4 ms october   ~  Aug 21, 2012 7:43 am

turned this puppy off when it was tied 6-6 and went to bed.
i think i made a better decision than the binder did.

5 RIYank   ~  Aug 21, 2012 7:59 am

[4] Turned it off earlier than you did, Ms. Oct., and read a book. I didn't think I could take Bullpen Roulette (which phrase apparently got my comments stuck in moderation).

6 monkeypants   ~  Aug 21, 2012 8:21 am

That game was truly soul crushing. Outside of Jeter, of course.

7 knuckles   ~  Aug 21, 2012 8:49 am

I went, and left after the top 7th, when it was already after 10pm CST. Yeesh. Got home in time to watch Ramirez hit the game winner.

A little disappointed in Comiskey- I'd expected a better crowd for 2 1st place teams. Guess we denziens of the diamond on the Deegan are spoiled.

Going again tomorrow.

8 Sliced Bread   ~  Aug 21, 2012 8:51 am

Pineda busted for DUI in Tampa. Nice one, Ace. Good to hear he's working hard on rehabbing down there.

9 BobbyB   ~  Aug 21, 2012 8:53 am

The incredible shrinking lead. I never felt good with a ten game lead but not having CC and Petitte is killing us. Freddie has nothing left. Nova and Hughes are inconsistent as usual. Kuroda is the only dependable pitcher. If Petitte is not back for the post-season I don't see them getting to the WS.

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