The Yanks will be beginning a three game set against the Royals at home tonight before going back on the road to face the Blue Jays and Orioles. Pettitte will take the mound for the Yanks and face Gil Meche for the Royals.
The forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms so I don’t know if the game will happen but if it does stop by for the in-game chat. I’m having trouble with the chat window that I used last time. For now we’re going to have to stick with the back and forth comments.
5:30: Melky has been sent down and Sexson has been released. The Yanks have called up Gardner and Cody Ransom. The Yanks are making moves now?
5:36: Forgot to mention that Giese was sent to DL the other day from the same injury suffered by Joba. Rasner will likely make the start Tuesday. Hughes will make his next start in the minors on Sunday and will likely return after that… though by then it might be too late.
5:44: Also, Britton has been called up for the bazillionth time to be the long man I assume with Giese out.
7:03: Rain Delay. Great, already something to boo at.
7:32: Still raining in the Bronx…
8:04: Time to watch the Olympics. How long you think before they call the game?
8:36: Finally the game will begin.
8:43: And Pettitte works a quick 1-2-3 to start things off.
8:58: Guys, is it seriously that hard? Pretend the bases are empty if you have to but, jeez start driving in runs already.
9:08: The Royals score first on a sac fly. Trade an out for a run… seems like a good concept. What do the Yanks trade outs for? Nothing.
9:21: It’s kind of funny that as soon as a runner makes it to second base the strikeouts ensue. Already it seems like more of the same. This season has been an embarrassment to the Cathedral.
9:27: Melky who? Gardner says he can flash a little leather too.
9:31: Jeet is on first. Whatever you do A-Rod, do not move him to second. He’ll be in scoring position. It’ll ruin everything. Hit a homer.
9:36: Jeter steals second. Damn. Now the Yanks won’t be able to score.
9:40: What did I say?
9:41: It’s like clockwork. Someone makes it to second… strikeout, strikeout.
9:57: Pettitte is holding them down tonight but again, the offense doesn’t even qualify to be called an “offense”.
10:16: For anyone watching the Olympics… wow. Phelps wins another gold. He wins the 100m butterfly by one one hundredth of a second.
And the Yanks are now down by three… ugh.
10:20: Hold the phone. Did the Yanks just drive in a run with runners in scoring position? Apparently it’s a day for miracles.
10:25: Only one though… at this rate the Yanks would tie in the 15th.
10:30: Pettitte works another scoreless. I bet it’s all for naught.