October 04, 2005

Yankees waste no time taking control: Cano's offense, Mussina's finesse propel Yankees.

posted by justgary to baseball at 11:36 PM - 32 comments

Mussina surprised me. RJ tomorrow. Not looking good for the angels.

posted by justgary at 11:55 PM on October 04

Wang is tomorrow. RJ is friday. which makes this win ever more important as it takes a bit of pressure off of the rookie.

posted by goddam at 11:59 PM on October 04

Ooops.

posted by justgary at 12:03 AM on October 05

HELL YEAH!!!

posted by redsoxrgay at 03:23 AM on October 05

Johnson is probably the hottest pitcher in baseball right now, and he's looking as tough as he was in the Diamondback's championship season. If the Yankees win the whole enchilada with the patched up, makeshift pitching staff they have, RJ will get a lot of credit for being the anchor. Of course, the contributions of Shawn Chacon and Aaron Small can't be overlooked either. Both of these guys came up big when the Yankees were reeling in mid-season. This season also has proved that Torre does more than just send millionaires out on the field to play and win games. He can manage and the way he handled the injuries and adversities of this year proves it. JMM

posted by jm_mosier at 06:01 AM on October 05

Has Giambi made the ultimate comeback or what? Dude was busted for steroids, was about to be sent to the minors and now he's critical to the Yanks, knocking in runs in the playoffs. Good for him.

posted by mayerkyl at 06:29 AM on October 05

Yanks win, BoSox lose (14-2 woo hoo)....all's well in the baseball universe .

posted by evil empire at 07:06 AM on October 05

BoSox have got to be worried about the pitching. Clement had to be one of the rocks out there and he was awful. That said - Boston still has it's home games and if they win the next one, they'll be back on track. Bad loss - but easy to forget. I noticed just how sexy a pick the Angels were with a lot of people going into this series, but I can't see it. Angels have good SP and a great bullpen - but the Yankees have the kind of hitters that eat 'good' SP for breakfast. And the Angels can't hit. These days, you have to hit.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:17 AM on October 05

Clement was a "rock" as in sturdy?

posted by jerseygirl at 08:21 AM on October 05

This season also has proved that Torre does more than just send millionaires out on the field to play and win games. Yes. He also gets damned lucky with absolute nobodies from the minors winning ten and losing none for him.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:44 AM on October 05

Clement had to be one of the rocks out there and he was awful. Since the All-Star break, Clement's been the kind of rock that sinks ships.

posted by yerfatma at 09:37 AM on October 05

The best thing for the Red Sox right now, if they make it past the White Sox, would be to place Clement as middle reliever and Arroyo back to the starting role.
The Red Sox have been in this situation before (last year- down 0-3) Anyone that thinks they're out of this race is a nutt case!

posted by zippinglou at 11:25 AM on October 05

I'm not sure any plans involving Matt Clement could be considered "best thing for the Red Sox" at this point. Maybe he can carry the pink snack backpack out to the bullpen.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:29 AM on October 05

The Red Sox have been in this situation before (last year- down 0-3) Yes. With Pedro Martinez. And an effective Curt Schilling. And Dave Roberts. I'm not sure any plans involving Matt Clement could be considered "best thing for the Red Sox" at this point. What about dressing him up in white and trying to pass him off as Mark Buehrle?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:34 AM on October 05

Clement's been up and down though mostly he's been down lately. Isn't Boomer starting tonight? Yeah, I expect he's going to be strong. Angels have to win tonight or they are pretty well done. Five game series are rough if you drop the first game. Anyone know what the odds are on a Padres entry to the Series? I bet they're alot higher today than they were yesterday morning. DrJohnEvans, Schilling was rough when he first got back but he's dealing pretty well right now.

posted by fenriq at 11:55 AM on October 05

The Red Sox have been in this situation before (last year- down 0-3) Did I miss a couple games? p.s. I'd like to point out that this Yankee game one celebration has been completely hijacked by Red Sox discussion. You can't stop it, you can only hope to contain it.

posted by YukonGold at 12:10 PM on October 05

game one celebration? wasn't this thread was started by a red sox fan:-)

posted by goddam at 12:15 PM on October 05

Ahem. Now we've got Yankee talk in the Rangers thread It's spreading... and yes, these comments are much better suited here, but what would be the sense in that?

posted by YukonGold at 12:20 PM on October 05

justgary starts every thread. where would we be without him? keep up the good work jg, gives me something to read while the NL games are on.

posted by drevl at 12:23 PM on October 05

Ahem. Now we've got Yankee talk in the Rangers thread Sorry about that Uconn (I mean Yukon). The mention of Soriano (a Ranger) got me all excited.

posted by drevl at 12:27 PM on October 05

Ahem. Now we've got Yankee talk in the Rangers thread i think it's a given this time of year that any baseball thread will be highjacked in one way or another.

posted by goddam at 12:27 PM on October 05

DrJohnEvans, Schilling was rough when he first got back but he's dealing pretty well right now. Schilling's last 8 starts:

dateopponentiphbbker
2-OctNYY68131
27-SepTOR6.110185
20-SepTAM76172
15-SepOAK6.211334
10-SepNYY85262
5-SepCHW6.19344
30-AugTAM69144
25-AugKAN59156
totals 51.167134028
That's a WHIP of 1.56, and a 4.9 ERA. There have been some bright spots, like the number of strikeouts he's been able to hit in a couple of games, but he's nowhere near where he was last year, and I suspect he won't ever be again.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:32 PM on October 05

Sorry about that Uconn (I mean Yukon) You got that right. First college basketball thread I see this year, I'm pouncing and totally derailing it with Husky talk...which will lead into a discussion about the justice system and the NCAA.

posted by YukonGold at 12:35 PM on October 05

DrJohn, damn, I was working on some positive thinking about Schilling and you have to go and smack me upside the head with reality! No worries. If there's one guy who's got post-season stones, its Schilling. I guess I was thinking about his last game against NYY.

posted by fenriq at 12:40 PM on October 05

Hey, goddam. I sorta like your idea (in the Ranger posting). Trouble is, 3rd basemen are harder to replace than outfielders.

posted by drevl at 12:47 PM on October 05

If Boston gets killed in this series- (which they probally wont) it'll might make you think twice if putting Schilling out there with the bloody sock thing was necessary. I mean the guy is great, but his season has been a train wreck, and is STARTING to come around. If he pitches badly, do you think anyone will second guess his decision last year? I mean, he won it for them last year, but could lose it for them this year. I dunno- but im second guessing that decision. Anyway- how bout them Yankees? Beating the Angels has been tough all year, but they took care of Colon early yesterday. World Series Champs???? Might be a good chance..... :) Im sure all the pissed Boston fans will start coming up with stupid comments about me- lol

posted by redsoxrgay at 03:18 PM on October 05

it'll might make you think twice if putting Schilling out there with the bloody sock thing was necessary No it won't. Not my ankle.

posted by yerfatma at 03:19 PM on October 05

it'll might make you think twice if putting Schilling out there with the bloody sock thing was necessary No it won't. Not my ankle. Ding ding! Live like a mercenary and you get treated like one too. And I don't think Schilling will have any regrets about it. I'm pretty sure Boston management doesn't either...

posted by grum@work at 04:01 PM on October 05

Im sure all the pissed Boston fans will start coming up with stupid comments about me None stupider than your screen name or most of your comments, all of which presumably originated from you.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:30 PM on October 05

I think your screen name selection pretty much satisfies our "stupid" quota for a while.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:36 PM on October 05

Anyway- how bout them Yankees? Wow. I almost forgot what it was like corresponding with a summer camp pen pal. Thanks for that. Hope you had a great summer!

posted by YukonGold at 05:34 PM on October 05

Hey I never dissed Boston- for once. I just wanted to know how Boston fans felt about last years situation. Thats it. I never like said that Schilling sucked, or anything like that. And anyway, how bout them Yankees?

posted by redsoxrgay at 01:55 PM on October 06

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