This will be another in-gamer today so drop by if you want, even if you’re a Sox fan [I won’t hold it against you].
Updates To Come:
3:02: Seems the deal for Nady and Marte wasn’t exactly as first reported. In the deal the Yanks gave up: Ohlendorf, Tabata, McClutchen & Karstens… In my mind, that’s still a great deal. I’ll cry if/when Cashman leaves.
3:17: Nady will be playing left field today. Gardner was optioned back to Scranton and Hawkins has been DFA’d.
3:18: Pete Abraham is suspecting a trade for Jarrod Washburn. *Drumroll in the background*
3:34: Manny is back in the lineup… someone kissed his boo boo?
3:52: Random question here, why in the world does Fox always start games at 55 minutes after the hour?
3:56: Fox chose Meacham to go through the lineup. I wish Duncan was back. Only he could introduce the lineup with some spunk.
4:00: Not so great start by the Yanks. Pettitte: Mow ’em down.
4:07: Red Sox score first… arghh.
4:09: I know the Red Sox have no rules against long hair / facial hair but wow. Is Manny that opposed to a hair cut?
4:17: Nady chose #29 and Marte #34.
4:20: Yanks aren’t doing a whole lot today. Seems the K is Melky’s best friend.
4:30: I’m going to strangle this ump. Pettitte is now sitting at 41 pitches.
4:36: Not the super start by Pettitte I was hoping for. Through 2 innings he has thrown 49 pitches. Can the Yanks put some runs on the board?
4:44: Thank you Bobby.
4:48: Yanks score only one. A little more distance and Big G would have put 3 more runs on the board.
4:59: Cano is on fiiiiiirree. HOMER.
5:06: JD drives another in. Yanks score two in the inning and take the lead.
5:15: Not a bad inning there by Pettitte. I know we have the lead but I’m greedy… more runs!
5:23: Here’s this from Rotoworld:
Jarrod Washburn reportedly will want something extra in order to waive his no-trade clause to go to New York.
what he’d like as far as compensation goes for waiving his no-trade
clause if dealt to the Yankees. The agent will verbally discuss this
this with the two teams once an agreement in principle is reached.
After that, once all final offers are on the table, Boras will phone
Washburn and he’ll say yes or no. The Seattle Times believes a deal
could be close, though it seems to be more of a hunch than anything
else. Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner are among the possibilities to go
5:29: Cano gets caught stealing… bummer.
5:40: Pettitte gets through five allowing just two today. It hasn’t been easy but Pettitte is holding it down.
5:45: Another run and Wakefield is gone… let’s get this party started.
5:50: And from Pete Abraham:
TRADE UPDATE, 5:41 p.m.: Jarrod Washburn might not
be a Yankee today, but it could happen as early as tomorrow. The
Yankees appear willing to absorb the $14 million he has left on his
deal in return for not sending Seattle any player of significance. No,
not Kei Igawa.
Washburn will either waive his no-trade right or get compensated by Seattle in some way.
It’s a lot of money, but Washburn would be an upgrade on Ponson or
Rasner. Having him around also would cushion the blow if Andy Pettitte
and/or Mike Mussina retires after this season or go elsewhere.
5:52: Jeet drives in another. Score now 5 – 2.
5:53: Excuse me, make that 6 – 2.
6:02: I’ll admit, that play to end the inning for the Sox was sweet, but the Yanks still leading, score: 7 – 2.
6:11: I didn’t think Andy would finish 6 innings but he proved me wrong. Nice K of Crisp to end his night.
6:27: The Sox are threatening and Marte is coming in to face Ortiz… welcome to the Yankees.
6:31: Marte gets Ortiz to strikeout. *Rounds of applause from Yankee Universe* Edwar coming in.
6:33: Inning over.
6:36: Another update from Rotoworld:
SI.com’s Jon Heyman believes Jarrod Washburn could be traded to the Yankees within the next day or so.
Heyman believes the Yankees will take on Washburn’s entire salary and
give up just a single minor leaguer in return as a result. The Yankees,
though, won’t be willing to extend Washburn beyond 2009 in order to get
a trade done. For what it’s worth, the Yankees’ website is currently
listing Sunday’s starter as TBA after previously saying it was Sidney
Ponson. Sunday is Washburn’s day to pitch.
6:45: Damon gave everyone a scare there but seems to be fine. He’s not in the trainer’s room and has his boyish smile on his face.
6:48: Did I or did I not call it yesterday? A-Rod gets plunked.
6:54: Jeezus. How hot can Cano be? A-Rod seems to be hurting. Someone will get one thrown at their head tomorrow if A-Rod is seriously injured.
7:07: A-Rod is taken out to try and stop the swelling while Edwar continues to perform well.
7:21: Robertson on the mound for the 9th. Let’s end this.
7:25: Game over. And theeeee Yankeeees win! 8 straight and undefeated since the All-Star break… mmmm, tastes good.