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Game 125: Rangers at Yankees, Part II

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 25, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s the seventh inning and the Yankees are down. Another comeback seems unlikely but we’ve seen it before.

UPDATE, 10:09 p.m.: Neftali Feliz is pretty ridiculous. 15.2 innings, 4 hits, 21 strikeouts.

UPDATE, 10:12 p.m.: Jeter is 38 of 97 (.392) this month.

UPDATE, 10:17 p.m.: Red Sox finished off the White Sox 6-3. A Yankee loss would leave them with a six-game lead. That would be the closest Boston has been since Aug. 12.

UPDATE, 10:50 p.m: All of a sudden this is getting interesting. Bases loaded and nobody out for Matsui. Yankees down 10-5.

UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: Matsui single, Posada single. Now it’s 10-7 and a dinger wins it. Can Cano actually get a hit with men on base?

UPDATE, 10:56 p.m.: Why yes he can. Two-run single to left. 10-9 with two on and nobody out. Unreal.

Listening to John Sterling,who wondered if Swisher would bunt. Swisher can’t bunt. You gotta be kidding me. Swing the bat.

UPDATE, 10:58 p.m.: Swisher bunted and popped out. Unreal. Swing the bat. That is a momentum-killer.

I bet that costs them. Swisher is not a bunter. And you’re bunting to get to a slumping Melky? Why?

UPDATE, 11:01 p.m.: Yep, that bunt killed the momentum deader than Francisco Franco. Outs are too valuable to give away. Melky lines into a double play and the game is over.

I’ve heard Swisher is a decent power hitter and is pretty adept at getting on base. Too bad he didn’t have a chance to show that.

Girardi’s love of the bunt could hurt this team in the postseason. The Yankees are really, really good at getting on base. Let your guys do what they do best.

UPDATE, 11:06 p.m.: Some are suggesting that Swisher bunted on his own, perhaps. No matter as far as I’m concerned. The manager should tell the player not to bunt before he goes to the plate.

Knowing Swisher, I doubt he walks to the plate looking to bunt on his own. Guy has seven bunts in his life.




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