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Game 45: Red Sox at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 23, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

UPDATE 9:55 p.m.: If the Yankees hold on, it’s quite a statement by Jeter, Damon and Matsui, three of their toughest, most competitive guys. They have eight hits, six RBI and four runs scored. But of course the Joe Torre haters will give him no credit for moving Matsui up and keeping the team focused in the wake of all the Giambi stuff.

UPDATE 9:42 p.m.: Kyle Farnsworth needs to stop worrying about Roger Clemens and start worrying that the Yankees will trade him to Pittsburgh or someplace like that. He is to the point where literally every other pitcher on the staff is more reliable.

UPDATE 9:14 p.m.: Bad information from Trenton before, Clemens is coming back out for the sixth inning.

UPDATE 8:49 p.m.: Roger Clemens is done for the night after 85 pitches (53 strikes) over five shaky innings in Trenton. He gave up four hits — three doubles and a triple — and allowed at least one runner to second base in all five innings. He also walked three, all in the first inning, and struck out five.

UPDATE 8:39 p.m.: Pettitte is giving the Yankees exactly what they need tonight. Toughness, determination, etc. He doesn’t throw as hard as he used to but he battled on every pitch. He is everything tonight Mussina was not last night.

Meanwhile, I may ask my paper for permission to fly to Venezuela to investigate the disappearance of Bobby Abreu. Because clearly the dude wearing No. 53 isn’t the same guy who played in April.

Doug Mientkiewicz taking that deep? Yikes. Should be quite a blog entry tomorrow.

UPDATE 8:33 p.m.: Clemens through 4 innings: 1 run on 3 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts, 74 pitches/45 strikes.

UPDATE 8:02 p.m.: This from Trenton: Clemens has regained his control. He struck out the first two batters of the second inning before giving up a triple down the line in left. He got out of the inning and has now thrown 48 pitches, 26 for strikes, through two scoreless innings. Trenton leads 2-0.

UPDATE 7:40 p.m.: This from Trenton: Remember all that control and command Roger Clemens had in his first rehab start last Friday in Tampa? It’s certainly not here tonight. Clemens threw 30 pitches in the first inning — 16 for balls — as he walked three batters before getting out of the inning without a run. The weird part is that Clemens has gotten ahead 0-1 on the first guy he walked and 0-2 on the next. After a wild pitch moved the runners up, he had a 1-2 count on Andrew Pickney before walking him to load the bases.

Here are the lineups:

Damon CF
Jeter SS
Matsui LF
Rodriguez 3B
Posada C
Abreu RF
Giambi DH
Cano 2B
Mientkiewicz 1B
Pettitte LHP (2-3, 2.83)

Lugo SS
Crisp CF
Ortiz DH
Ramirez LF
Youkilis 1B
Lowell 3B
Varitek C
Pena RF
Pedroia 2B RHP (4-1, 3.57)

Pregame chatter: See previous post.




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