• September 24th vs. The Blue Jays

    Posted by on September 24th, 2007 · Comments (12)

    It will be so nice, after today, not to have that “1/2 game” in the standings hanging around any more.

    Update, 9/24/07, 1:15 pm ET: Andy Pettitte has now faced 123 batters in the 1st inning of games this season and retired 97 of them. That’s 79%. Maybe he should be the next Yankees closer? (Just kidding.)

    Update, 9/24/07, 1:21 pm ET: The Blue Jays’ Jesse Litsch has one of the more interesting MLB.com Gameday photos out there:

    Litsch.jpg

    Anyone else see a little Fire Marshall Bill there?

    Update, 9/24/07, 2:57 pm ET: F.M. Bill gave the Jays a neat and tidy first 6 innings in this contest. Only 5 Yankees reached base in the first six – and one of them was on an error.

    Update, 9/24/07, 3:39 pm ET: Now I get it. Litsch may look like F.M. Bill, but, today, he pitched like Rick Waits.

    Update, 9/24/07, 3:53 pm ET: I think the Yankees packed their bats a little early today. Oh, well, Wilcard it is…no shame in that, after all, according to Terry Francona.

    Comments on September 24th vs. The Blue Jays

    1. September 24th, 2007 | 1:22 pm

      I’m listening at work. Knock on every piece of wood I can find, but I have a good feeling about this game.

    2. September 24th, 2007 | 1:34 pm

      Top of the 2nd has not been kind so far.

    3. September 24th, 2007 | 1:36 pm

      And I guess it’s all my fault.

    4. September 24th, 2007 | 1:40 pm

      Still a lot to be played yet. Don’t be hard on yourself Carla.

    5. baileywalk
      September 24th, 2007 | 3:03 pm

      Kyle Farnsworth is sporting a funky new motion. Is the Paul Byrd windup far behind?

    6. September 24th, 2007 | 3:24 pm

      ~~~Kyle Farnsworth is sporting a funky new motion.~~~

      I wonder who was behind that?

    7. baileywalk
      September 24th, 2007 | 3:26 pm

      Veras is interesting. When they first signed him, he was billed as a fireballer. He did well in AAA, but when he got called up he was clocked normally at 88-91. Now he’s 94-96. And he didn’t pitch that much this year because of injury. Is he back to his normal velocity? Was the gun just out of whack at the time? I only saw him briefly last year, but he seems like a much more effective pitcher this year.

    8. September 24th, 2007 | 3:52 pm

      Based on how much he’s using him, I think Torre like Veras. Maybe we need the Veras Rules too now? J/K.

    9. baileywalk
      September 24th, 2007 | 4:14 pm

      Maybe we need the Veras Rules too now?

      Rule 1) Michael Kay can no longer say “Veras COULD be pitching himself onto the post-season roster!”

      Does anyone repeat himself, word for word, situation for situation, more than Kay?

    10. September 24th, 2007 | 6:47 pm

      ~~~Does anyone repeat himself, word for word, situation for situation, more than Kay?~~~

      Gets on my nerves too, FWIW.

    11. rbj
      September 24th, 2007 | 7:39 pm

      Well I would rather have the Yankees thinking WC and getting the rotation in order and resting the regulars, than burning everyone just to try and get the division.

    12. Jen
      September 24th, 2007 | 8:00 pm

      Holy crap. How bad is it that I was at the freaking game and I still thought that it was Burnett pitching today.

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