I’m going to try and do some semi-live blogging for this game today. Stay tuned for updates.
1:03 pm ET: Hey, hey, hey. Looks like Torre has figured out that Abreu should bat third and Giambi should bat fifth.
1:15 pm ET: If you would have told me this past April, that I’d be checking out a Yankees game in August, and I would see Cory Lidle (pitching for the Yankees) getting a batter to ground out to Yankees second baseman Nick Green who would throw over to Yankees first baseman Craig Wilson for the out, I would have said “Get off that pipe, my friend!” Go figure.
1:27 pm ET: A Giambi-jack! There’s three for you Cory.
1:43 pm ET: Based on his 22-pitch inning in the 2nd, I’m thinking that Lidle is not going 8 innings today.
1:50 pm ET: Sal Fasano’s picture on mlb.com Gameday makes him look like Jeffrey Tambor:
1:59 pm ET: An 11-pitch 3rd for Lidle. That’s much better.
2:07 pm ET: In his first two PAs today, Abreu has seen 12 pitches. Maybe his nickname should be “The Human Arm Fatiguer”?
2:19 pm ET: Darn, based load, albeit with two outs, and no runs. That was a chance to put this game on ice – early.
2:25 pm ET: Wow. A 10-pitch 4th for Lidle. That’s quick!
2:31 pm ET: A 9-pitch PA by Melky Cabrera leads to a walk. A love this kid.
2:33 pm ET: I think Fasano is striking out on purpose today just so that he doesn’t have to run the bases in 100-degree heat.
2:40 pm ET: My gut is starting to tell me that the Yankees are going to need more than 3 runs today, by the time this game is over. It would be nice to see a run or two from them soon.
2:58 pm ET: OK, bottom five, 1st and 2nd, no outs. Four-Five-Six due up. Let’s go Yan-kees!
3:03 pm ET: Bases-juiced. No outs. Craig Wilson – good morning, good afternoon, good night. That’s bad.
3:10 pm ET: Attaboy Melky! That RBI, making the score 5-1, is big. Aside, maybe Fasano and Green should not play on the same day? That’s like a free inning for the pitcher when they come up to the plate back-to-back.
3:17 pm ET: Sweet, clutch, DP to end the top of the 6th. Hey, Artie Rhodes, Lidle’s gone more than five-and-a-third today!
3:32 pm ET: I believe that this one is now in the bag. It’s Ponson Time fellas.
3:34 pm ET: Why is Proctor in this game?