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Game 15: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 15, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Giambi 1B
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Moeller C
Pettitte LHP (1-1, 3.09)

Notes: The Yankees are facing RHP Edwin Jackson (2-0, 0.64). Jackson allowed one run over six innings against the Yankees on April 5 at the Stadium. … That run Robbie Cano scored last night when he homered was his first of the season. … The Yankees are 3-4 on their road trip, which ends tonight. They return to New York to play the Red Sox on Wednesday and Thursday before heading to Baltimore on Friday.

Back later with updates.

UPDATE, 6:20 p.m.: Jorge Posada played long toss with Tony Pena in the outfield during batting practice. He seemed to be letting it go pretty well from what I could see. A few of the beat writers waited to speak to him and he ran up the stairs into the clubhouse as he followed. Here’s the interview:

Reporter: How did that go?

Posada: “Good.”

Reporter: How was it compared to yesterday?

Posada: “Better”

Reporter: “Are you getting closer?”

Posada: “Closer.”

Aren’t you glad I waited to get that? I know I am.

UPDATE, 6:59 p.m.: Apparently Curt Schilling’s doctor seems to think that the injured Boston pitcher wants to pitch for the Yankees next season. Schilling has denied it according to the Extra Bases blog on

Here’s my question: Who says the Yankees would want him?

UPDATE, 7:01 p.m.: The Rays just had eight elderly women disco dancing on the field. I really wish I was kidding.

UPDATE, 7:04 p.m.: Joe Girardi said during his pre-game that Harlan Chamberlain is “a little” better. He’s still undergoing tests. It’s not certain when Joba will be back, but it won’t be before the Baltimore series this weekend.

UPDATE, 7:20 p.m.: According to a few e-mails, it seems that somebody is spreading a rumor that the Yankees are considering signing Mike Piazza. The e-mailed response from Brian Cashman:


What wasn’t included was, “Ha ha ha ha ha ha.” Piazza is 39 and hasn’t caught since he was with the Padres in 2006.

UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: Nice at-bat by Jeter there, working nine pitches then driving in Damon. … Jackson is not long for this tilt as he’s at 90 pitches. … Andy Pettitte has put nine runners on base in four innings and somehow allowed only two runs.

UPDATE, 8:38 p.m.: That’s the second time already this season that Abreu has been thrown out stealing while A-Rod was at the plate with two outs. The stolen base is a low-percentage offensive weapon to start with. Factor in Alex Rodriguez being at the plate and it seems downright foolish. Isn’t the idea to get A-Rod as many plate appearances as possible? Abreu can score from first on a double. Abreu is not going on his own, either.

UPDATE, 9:44 p.m.: Well, here is Farnsworth trying to hold a two-run lead in the 8th inning. This should be interesting one way or another.

UPDATE, 9:49 p.m.: I’m in stunned disbelief as Farnsworth retired the side in order. … Meanwhile, the Yankees are 2 for 15 with the bases loaded this season, 0 for 3 tonight. Yeesh.




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