• May 30th @ The Blue Jays

    Posted by on May 30th, 2007 · Comments (13)

    Up until that wacky top of the 9th, I was convinced that the Yankees would lose this game. I guess that means they have me conditioned.

    Mark your calendars for July 16, 2007 – that’s the next time the Yankees play the Jays. A-Rod’s first At Bat in that game could be interesting.

    Going to watch the post-game now. I’ll be back if I have more to add to this entry.

    Comments on May 30th @ The Blue Jays

    1. May 30th, 2007 | 11:05 pm

      i missed the beginning of the game, how did the yankee clippard pitch?

      also if a-rod did say something, i like that move. At least it shows he cares about winning, and at times I look at this ball club and I can pick out a few players who could care less. It’s a ballsy move, and it paid off. The yankees gotta be more ballsy in there play, thats how they used to win. *thinks back to el duque throwing the glove to first*

    2. May 30th, 2007 | 11:29 pm

      Was it a “I GOT IT!” or an “AHH!!!”?

      I go with the latter, but what is the general consensus?

    3. May 30th, 2007 | 11:32 pm

      looked like an “AHH”

    4. baileywalk
      May 30th, 2007 | 11:59 pm

      Clippard was disappointingly unimpressive tonight. No command of the fastball or curve at all. But he managed to get through five, so you have to give him some credit. I hope he sticks over DeSalvo. Clippard had a filthy curveball and great control against the Mets; he hasn’t been the same pitcher since. Throughout his minor-league career, the word was always the same about Clip: fly-ball pitcher with great strikeout ability; third starter at best, fifth starter at worst. If he doesn’t regain command, it’s looking more like that fifth-starter prediction. I still have a lot of faith in him, though.

      The worst news of the night: Hughes seriously sprained his ankle and won’t be back on a mound for a month. So we probably won’t see him for two months. This also calls into question what they do with him next year, because he’ll have all the same innings-pitched issues (actually they’ll be worse).

      Everyone who defended the Scott Proctor move by Torre yesterday can go ahead and give us Bruney defenders an “I told you so.” Bruney has still been the best reliever out of that bullpen, and despite what Flash said, that wasn’t a fastball to Stairs. I think it was a slider, and it was in an awful location.

      I thought that play by A-Rod was hilarious. If he yelled “I got it” or just made a noise to distract them, that is friggin’ awesome in my mind. John McDonald needs to remember that he’s John McDonald. Yanks don’t play the Jays for a while, so I’m sure this will fade away. A-Rod found the whole thing amusing — and it would have been even funnier if he kicked McDonald’s ass.

      Something tells me that Kay will shout that this play could “spark the team” and “get them going.”

      I have to admit I feared they were going to lose too. Torre needs to stop running Farnsworth out there in the eighth. Just use Bruney and Proctor to set up. Is it so hard? Is Torre worried he’ll hurt Farns’ feelings?

      Kudos to Torre for leaving Clippard in for five and for getting Phelps into the lineup today.

    5. xxxdanxxx
      May 31st, 2007 | 1:11 am

      “Yanks don’t play the Jays for a while, so I’m sure this will fade away.”

      Are you serious? Baseball players have long memories. It won’t fade away.

      “A-Rod found the whole thing amusing — and it would have been even funnier if he kicked McDonald’s ass.”

      What would he have done, slapped him to death?

    6. Max
      May 31st, 2007 | 1:23 am

      xxxdanxxx, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you were one of the charming drunks in the crowd screaming “A Rod’s boyfriend!” when Jeter was batting.

      Just a hunch.

    7. baileywalk
      May 31st, 2007 | 1:23 am

      You think the Jays will hit A-Rod a month and a half from now and cause a fight over this? If they were playing tomorrow, maybe, but in mid-July? I don’t think so.

      Nice start by Matsuzaka tonight. I guess all those “foot germs” got to him and he gave up 12 hits in 5.2 innings.

    8. xxxdanxxx
      May 31st, 2007 | 2:43 am

      If they were playing tomorrow, maybe, but in mid-July? I don’t think so.

      Did you see the bench after the game? A month and a half from now is nothing. Payback has been give after a much longer period of time.

      There’s only one way he’s not going down, and that’s if he apologizes, and he’s not going to.

    9. Yu Hsing Chen
      May 31st, 2007 | 2:44 am

      Ok, it’s not exactly gentalmen to do that play, but come on, it’s a game and this is nothing compare to the shite basketball /Hockey players do.. let alone Football.

      I find it entertaining, and in such a season, some entertainment to show that this isn’t a pack of emotionless drones help.

      Clippard is what he is, though I read from a Taiwanese reporter covering the Yankees that Clippard is actually very nervous before his starts. so who knows, though seeing that the alternative besides him is DeSalvo (who i don’t exaclty hate, i think if he work no it more he’d actually be a good reliever) and Igawa (who had a ok start yesterday in AAA, he was completely dominant in 4 of 5 inning but that one inning he gave up 2 doubles and a home run, yikes.. still though, 6K to 1BB in 5 inning is pretty good.)

      Glad to see Cano just say “fuck this” and start swinging and actually hitting everything he sees.

    10. rbj
      May 31st, 2007 | 8:02 am

      And xxxdanxxx knows all about going down.

      Hey–yoo!

      What’s unclassy is a catcher starting a fight while still wearing his mask.

    11. antone
      May 31st, 2007 | 8:41 am

      Nice to see Phelps in their tonight, I agree with that, so how long before his next start? haha

      And figures Bruney would give up a HR right after we had defended him the day before, I almost didn’t want to defend him just in case I jinxed him, so I guess maybe I should call him a bum?

      As far as the ARod thing goes…I think that the third baseman who has “16 years” experience as he said should know better then to get fooled by ARod yelling something on a play like that. He should have caught the ball, if he called it then he should have just taken control and stayed with it the whole way. Doesn’t make what ARod did right but the guy still shouldn’t have fell for a trick like that.

    12. Raf
      May 31st, 2007 | 9:30 am

      We pull that trick more often than not, with “watch out for the car” being one of our favorites. Sometimes it works, many times it doesn’t.

      If anything, I’m suprised McDonald was so easily distracted.

    13. Jen
      May 31st, 2007 | 9:38 am

      If Boston didn’t plunk A-Rod over the slide into Pedroia, why would the Blue Jays throw at him over yelling at their one of their fielders? Take about bush league.

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