The Yanks will kick off a four game set against my second favorite team the Texas Rangers tonight in Arlington. The Yanks will be facing the Rangers, the Angels and the Twins in the “Let’s see what you got” 10 game road trip that starts tonight. Joba Chamberlain will take the mound for the Yanks and face Vincent Padilla for the Rangers.
Updates To Come:
6:19: The Stache has met it’s demise. It had no more luck left in it so Big G finally said his goodbyes. I wonder if he’ll stay clean shaven or see if he can squeeze some luck out of a new ‘stache.
6:21: Nady named Co-Player Of The Week for going 10-19, with 10 RBIs and 3 long balls. Keep making Cashman look like a trade God.
6:50: Just realized [courtesy of Sean of Yankees Daily] that the last regular season game at Yankee Stadium will be on ESPN. How crappy is that? It’d take me forever to list the reasons why I hate ESPN so I’ll cut to the chase: I want to thank whoever is responsible for this for slapping the Cathedral in the face. Nice job.
6:53: According to Pete Abraham, Joe G. has said that Dan Giese will start on Friday while Raz moves into the bullpen.
7:38: Melk is sitting out tonight and Girardi said he just wanted to give him a day or two off. Everyone knows Melky needs it. With the speedster Christian starting in center, it’ll be fun to see what havoc he causes on the bases.
7:45: It is currently 102 degrees in Arlington with 28% humidity making it feel like 104. It’s going to be tough just to breathe, let alone play baseball.
7:52: Good news: Mo says he’s ready and able to pitch.
8:13: Single by Bobby and A-Rod walks with two out. Big G up and looking weird.
8:21: And G comes through with a single to put the Yanks on the board.
8:24: The Yanks only put up 1, but have Padilla heaving for air.
8:30: Joba holds the Rangers down in the 1st, throwing 13 pitches.
8:36: Yanks go quickly and quietly in the 2nd.
8:43: Efficiency from Joba so far. Let’s hope that lasts.
8:55: Yanks fail to put up some more runs but push Padilla’s pitch count to 55 after 3 innings.
9:05: Joba ends a tough inning with a K of Michael Young. A run was prevented from scoring by a great stop by Jeet and Salty’s overslide.
9:15: Big G cranks a homer to put another run on the board for the Yanks. Should’ve shaved that ‘stache a while ago.
9:16: Robbie cranks one to tack another on. 3 – 0 Yanks. Padilla at 79 pitches with two outs in the 4th.
9:41: Balk gives the Yanks another run.
9:50: Red Alert: Pudge smiled.
9:55: Crazy inning unfolding for the Yanks. Someone get these umps glasses, pleease.
9:57: Joba now serves up another HR to make it 6 – 5 Texas.
10:04: Joba is taken out of the game with an apparent injury. Pray it isn’t serious.
10:20: Yanks get something stirring but not able to push across a run. Still waiting on word on Joba.
10:25: Edwar works a nice and easy 1-2-3 inning.
10:36: Yanks go down 1-2-3. With Joba taken out it seems the bats have got the air taken out them. The Yanks can easily tie this game and with the loss by Tampa, they have a chance to gain ground tonight.
10:40: As of yet, the word is “stiff right shoulder” on Joba.
10:44: Bruney pitches a solid 7th. Time for some more runs. A-Rod, Giambi and Nady coming up.
10:50: The X-Man strikes again! Homer! Tie Game.
10:57: The other guy in the Nady deal, Marte, coming into the game.
11:07: Marte allows a triple by Murphy but gets out of the jam by striking out my boy Crush Davis and getting Saltalamachhia to fly out.
11:19: Jeet had a chance to give the Yanks the lead but gets robbed of an RBI single by Hamilton in center.
11:36: It’s all over. Marte walks the bases loaded and Byrd hits a walk-off grand slam. One of the worst losses this season. Not a good way to start of the road trip.