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…On the mound tonight in Oakland: C.C. vs. Bartolo Colon.

Never mind the late night: Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 3:45 pm

...And on the mound tonight in Chi-town: Chien-Ming Wang!!!

["Tiger's" pitching for the Blow Jays]

2 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 3:46 pm

That is an awful amount of weight the mound will have to withstand. At least A-Rod's not around to run across it.

3 rbj   ~  Jun 11, 2013 4:28 pm

[1] That's the game I'll watch. I hate west coast weeknight games.

4 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 4:33 pm

i love west coast weeknight games. i can actually follow half the game live when i get home from work! : )

5 Chris   ~  Jun 11, 2013 4:49 pm

[2] Awesome.

6 RIYank   ~  Jun 11, 2013 6:48 pm

Michael Piñeda is moving up to AA.

And Jon Lester walked three and gave up a single in the first inning... but only allowed one run. Very fortunate. Let's see if he settles down now.

7 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:25 pm

[6] You have such faith in Pineda appearing in the bigs. I'm still certain the inevitable "shut down" is looming.

8 RIYank   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:32 pm

[7] Oh, my attitude isn't faith. I'm a skeptic (meaning I'm not certain of anything, and an atomist (meaning I don't think anything is inevitable).

You are a fatalist, as Mo is a Christian; I envy both of you your faiths.

9 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:37 pm

[8] :)

Pineda coming back would be a nice surprise.
Late start..guess I'll b moving back and forth between the game and Heat-Spurs Game 3 while 'working'.

10 RIYank   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:41 pm

Geez, the Rays have now scored in all four innings. In two of those they left the bases loaded, and in the other two they got homers. If only they had mixed things up a little they'd have 8 or 9 runs instead of 5. Still a close game.

My brother thinks we should be rooting for the Sox to beat the Rays, because the Rays are going to be a lot better than Boston in the last third of the season.

11 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:42 pm

[7] I think of myself as more sacramental than fatalist. The Britt Burns trade left an indelible mark on my soul.

12 RIYank   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:42 pm

The Red Sox are just loaded with bald guys wearing hideous beards. I guess they need seven or eight of those guys to make up for the loss of Youk.

13 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:44 pm

[11] HAHAHAH! MP, google a picture of Britt Burns as he looks today if you want to feel old.

Kenny's name drop of Sergio Mitre the other day had me in hysterics as well for some reason. Rainy Season Fever I guess.

14 RIYank   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:50 pm

[11] Ah, of course. And now they went and traded Jesus himself! No wonder you are so fatalistic. Michael isn't Michael; he's James the Supplanter.

(But Jesus has a .590 OPS, in case you hadn't been following.)

15 RIYank   ~  Jun 11, 2013 7:59 pm

Well, Matt Joyce drives Lester from the game with a 2-run dinger.

16 Mattpat11   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:12 pm

I was actually at the last Yankee game in Oakland, another CC-Bartolo affair.

It ended poorly, but the game was fun.

17 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:17 pm

I'd like to see Pineda show up in mid-August and be damn good.

18 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:18 pm

Weird game for Chien-Ming Wang, who started for the Blue Jays tonight.

19 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:19 pm

Pinéda. Just testing. : )

20 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:24 pm

Coco Fucking Crisp! FUCK!

21 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:27 pm

[20] What can you do...he's having a Brady Anderson season.

22 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:37 pm

[18] Why did the Yankees bother helping Wang get back to the majors if they were going to gift him Toronto. Puzzling.

23 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:43 pm

I always wondered this but never stated it. Who would name their son Coco Crisp. I hope that's a nickname.

24 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:45 pm

That is a crime against humanity.

25 Mattpat11   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:48 pm

Listening, not watching, but one of my complaints of the past few years is that the Yankees are one of the worst defensively positioned teams in baseball. They sort of do dramatic shifts when its unnecessary. Was that the case there?

26 Mattpat11   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:49 pm

[23] "Covelli"

So Coco is a marked improvement.

27 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 9:52 pm

[22] He had a player opt-out clause on his MiL contract. When the Yankees decided not to bring him up to the bigs, there was not much they could do to keep him.

[23] Baseball-reference is your friend: Covelli Loyce Crisp.

28 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 10:42 pm

Holy shit. I just googled Britt Burns. Those old cards take me back. lol..

29 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 10:53 pm

cc seems to pitch terribly in his hometown.

i have a few of those britt burns cards.

loyce? good lord. asdrubul still takes the cake.

30 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:01 pm

This game sucks.

31 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:02 pm

Why not get CC some rest now? Is Eric Plunk available for 3+ innings?

32 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:04 pm

[29] Hey, Asdrubal is simply a variation of the old Carthaginian-Phoenician name Hasdrubal, meaning "Help of Baal." Hasdrubal was Hannibal's brother. Don't bad moth (H)asdrubal. Don't Meanwhile Loyce appears to be a variation of Louise, the female form of Louis.

33 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:07 pm

[32] Nice one! I actually think 'Azdroooobaaaal' sounds great. Loyce on the other hand..lump it in with 'Laird', 'Lance' and 'Lavernius' under failed 'L' names.

34 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:08 pm

[33] Wow..this game is so boring I'm reduced to comments like that..time for some jazz blogs. Have a great night, Banter!

35 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:08 pm

[32] yeah, i remember someone here - you, prolly! - gave the history behind his name the other year. still, all i hear is "ass dribble", so that's the worst name ever to me.

36 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:12 pm

I have to say, I'm really enjoying following the fierce competition between Ichiro, Overbay and Wells for those corner OF spots.

37 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:19 pm

Mad fireworks in the D-Backs-Dodgers game. WOW!

38 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:21 pm

McGwire and Kibson were tugging on each other's shirts like a hockey game. Mattingly and Baylor all fired up. Ian Kennedy drilled someone in the helmet.

39 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:23 pm

[38] holy crap.

i hope whoever got hit is OK.

40 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:23 pm

Oh shit. It was Greinke that was drilled the helmet. He seemed okay after. It was close to getting real ugly.

41 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:25 pm

[38] Don Baylor and Kirk Gibson..that would be an old-skool fight.

42 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:25 pm

Mattingly tossed someone down. Holy shit.

43 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:26 pm

[42] Whoa! Donnie Baseball getting heated..going to have to watch this one later. What kicked it off?

44 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:27 pm

shit. he hit greinke. i think it was his 3rd HBP in the game, though i'm not positive about that one...

45 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:28 pm

i'll have to watch "highlights" of this later. i hope no one is hurt.

46 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:32 pm

[43] Kershaw drilled someone earlier in the season or last year against the Dbacks and got tossed. Everyone got all fired up. Tonight Greinke was nailed in the helmet by Kennedy and all hell broke loose. When all is settled and play resumes Greinke tried to wipe out the 2nd baseman on a force play. lol....

47 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:34 pm

[46] Thanks. For someone often written about as 'delicate' Greinke seems to get into a lot of fights.

48 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:34 pm

go yard, tex.


49 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:40 pm

Oh, and Puig had his nose buzzed in the 6th and Greinke drilled someone top 7. And the benches cleared for the 1st time. Have I mentioned lately how much I love the MLB Network?

50 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:40 pm

[47] Looking at the highlights, there was some back and forth. IPK hit Puig in the face with a pitch. Greinke later drilled the Dbacks catcher in the back and the benches cleared. Then an inning or so later, IPK beaned Greinke in the head and the benches cleared again. Then McGwire had a brief steroids induced flashback.

OK, I maybe made that last part up.

51 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:42 pm


well, at least we strung together a few hits and scratched out a run.

now monkeypants' favorite player is up!

52 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:43 pm

And Vernon Wells reclaims the lead [36] !!

53 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:44 pm

mp - you either won't like or won't believe this: vernon hit an rbi single.

54 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:47 pm

[53] See..that's what clutch players do. This is what those stat nerds don't get, how RBIs can rally a team, get those guys in the dugout going. Right Krukie...right??

55 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:48 pm

[54] remember, Vernon is not just playing for tonight, or even for the rest of the season. A few more well timed singles and he's the starting LF next year!

56 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:49 pm

Do Oakland fans have to wear coats all summer to night games? I've never been out that way.

57 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:50 pm

snakes take the lead in teh 8th.

58 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:51 pm

[56] i know it definitely gets chilly at night out by the bay in SF, so i imagine jackets in the summer are indeed a requirement.

59 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:51 pm

oh good, it's joba.

a's will reach double digits...

60 monkeypants   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:54 pm

[59] Hey, remember that you are talking about one of the most feared middle relievers in the game today.

61 thelarmis   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:55 pm

[60] shush!

62 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 11, 2013 11:57 pm

[60] SO if Joba ever faced Jim Rice in an exhibition game..

63 monkeypants   ~  Jun 12, 2013 12:02 am

[62] Yep...FEAR. F-E-A-R. http://youtu.be/PzDBGT00Tlo

64 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2013 12:02 am

aaaaand...the dodgers come back. shit backs walked the bases loaded and they were cleared with a double.

5-3 mattingly

65 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 12, 2013 12:12 am

[63] Subtle NSA dig there from way up north?

I'm almost ready to tune in to the Dodger game..Mattingly apparently slammed Alan Trammel to the turf in the brawl!

66 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2013 12:13 am


tex knocks in 2.

6-4, down to our last out. last strike... c'mon Pronk!

howza bout a game tying 2-run longball?!

67 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2013 12:14 am


68 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2013 12:15 am


69 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2013 12:17 am

pronk came close...

70 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 12, 2013 2:09 am

That LA-Arz fight wasn't so heavy but was surprising to see Mattingly and McGwire get so heated. They both strike me as fairly gentle guys..

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