Monday 8/29 Game Thread: Beat the O’s!

Freddy Garcia makes his return to the Yankees tonight after a “kitchen accident” sidelined him with a cut finger for the last two weeks. To make room on the roster, Hector Noesi was optioned down to the minors. Noesi has pitched to a 3.42/3.60/3.78 E/F/xF split while showing good control (2.85 BB/9) and the ability to keep the ball in the park (0.76 HR/9). He’s pitched pretty well considering his infrequent usage and I hope when he returns that he’ll be rewarded with a start or two.

Anyway, Garcia will try to beat this Oriole lineup:

1. J.J. Hardy, SS
2. Nick Markakis, RF
3. Adam Jones, CF
4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
5. Matt Wieters, C
6. Mark Reynolds, 1B
7. Ryan Adams, 2B
8. Nolan Reimold, LF
9. Robert Andino, 3B

The Yankees will face Alfredo Simon with this lineup:

1. Brett Gardner, LF
2. Curtis Granderson, CF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Robinson Cano, 2B
5. Nick Swisher, RF
6. Jorge Posada, DH
7. Eric Chavez, 3B
8. Russell Martin, C
9. Eduardo Nunez, SS

Go Yanks! Beat the Birds!

A native and resident of the Mean Streets of Southwestern Connecticut, Matt is a narcissistic, misanthropic 20something English teacher who lives by a simple creed: Yankees Only.

9 thoughts on “Monday 8/29 Game Thread: Beat the O’s!

  1. Duh, Innings!

    Good job by Garcia so far.

    Swish strikes again!!!

  2. smurfy

    Simon and Garcia have been pitching very well. But Nick Swisherand Robbie Cano are getting the job done!

  3. Joe

    Swish is on fire right now. Side note – Manny Banuelos 7 innings tonight, 1 hit, six strikeouts. Against Pawtucket, too.

    • smurfy

      Great on Manny! Maybe they’ll let him have a curtain call with the Yankees after Scranton is finished.

  4. smurfy

    Once again, Michael Kay jinxes the Yankees. “Freddie has retired 11 in a row. And there it gooes!”

  5. Duh, Innings!

    ‘Don’t know if anyone caught this, but there’s a recent article in the NY Post where Jim Palmer says he gave some pitching advice to Burnett. LOL considering the Yanks play the Os three more games next week and Burnett could start one of those games and use that advice to his advantage moreover help the Yanks beat the Os with it. I wonder if Palmer privately hates Angelos and the Os current regime under him because going out of your way to give an Os opponent’s pitcher esp. a Yankees pithcher, is a pretty ballsy move for a gamecaller to make. I can only guess Palmer thinks he’s untouchable and the funny thing is, he is or as close to being untouchable as one could get. Hopefully Burnett sears whatever Palmer, an EIGHT-TIME TWENTY-GAME WINNER, told him to do into his brain and uses as much of it as he can.

    Anyone think YES would fire David Cone or Al Leiter if they gave pitching advice to an opposing team’s pitcher? I would imagine Yankees ownership would not be happy about it.

    Btw late pass, I am beside myself re: Mike Flanagan. What happened? He made life miserable for many a Yankee fan but I’d have had him in Yankee Pinstripes in a heartbeat. RIP Flanny.

  6. smurfy

    Hey – the “Daay – o” guy is in Baltimore. Someday, maybe he’ll get the guts tosing the refrain: “He’s a dayie, ‘s’a dayie, ‘s a dayie.”

    No day – o left for the O’s.

  7. smurfy

    Good ol’ Mo, and fine work by David, Raphael, and the Chief. Nice pitching!

  8. smurfy

    Keeping fingers crossed that CC, Phil and, gulp, AJ can do the same, pitch well, in Boston.

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