Game 124: Cleveland Spiders at South Side All-Stars

New York Yankees Chicago White Sox
Derek Jeter, SS Dewayne Wise, CF
Nick Swisher, RF Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B Adam Dunn, 1B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Paul Konerko, DH
Andruw Jones, DH Alex Rios, RF
Curtis Granderson, CF A.J. Pierzynski, C
Russell Martin, C Dayan Viciedo, LF
Casey McGehee, 3B Alexei Ramirez, SS
Ichiro Suzuki, LF Gordon Beckham, 2B
Phil Hughes, SP Chris Sale, SP

The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m., on YES and ESPN2. Let’s go Yankees!

About Domenic Lanza

Domenic is a staff writer for It's About the Money, and the host of the It's About the Money Stupid podcast. By day, he is a mild-mannered real estate attorney on Long Island, and an aspiring intellectual degenerate.

78 thoughts on “Game 124: Cleveland Spiders at South Side All-Stars

  1. It will be more amazing to see Sales keep all those elbows and knees poking in the right direction that long.

  2. Lead off double, leads to nothing. I think the Yanks need to face Sale a few times before they’ll hit him.

  3. Phil spotted that fb right on Ramirez’ hands, twice in a row, right on the black, then hit the low outside corner. That was nice. Andy maybe gave him some good advice.

  4. UNDER THE BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR DEPARTMENT: A know a lot of folks, me included, would like to see Nova removed from the starting rotation, but certainly not with a sore shoulder. So, in keeping with the astronomical theme, Super Nova may get replaced by the Phelps Comet that just seems to keep coming back around all year.

    • I’m hoping the shoulder tightness is just a strain, the product of trying to force something. Maybe a 15 day chance to regroup is just what the doctor ordered.

  5. Yeah, he prefers to throw his hard one high, because it’s got extra movement, rising. The one to Dunn acted more like a two-seam fader.

  6. Not sure on the play-by-play. Davis? Color of Kruk. They’re fair. Kruk tends to gush alot about players on both teams.

  7. Dominic, or Phil C. the master of obscure references, who/how did the Cleveland Spiders come into this game?

      • I saw a good one to get a Rios high whiff. I also saw one pitch, unsure it was fb, leak right into the middle. Konerko fouled it, would have been more accurate if it had gone to the corner.

  8. prob the same feed, I guess it’s a difference of interpretation of what is doable. Yeah, he didn’t clear it, but he looked to be doing a fine jig.

  9. Whoa, Tex plucked the game out of the air, speaking of glove men. Hope Phil can figure out a more controllable game plan between innings.

  10. guess that’s good, but only the Rays matter. We have to start winning, we’re just over 500 since the allstar beak. We had that tremendous 15 – 20 game stretch, which cancelled a bad stretch, but the motor has been missing the last while. Yeah, we were 7 – 3 just before Chicago, so it doesn’t take much to re-establish.

    We play the Rays when?

  11. I pretty pissed at Kruk for some attitudes he’s taken toward Swish, and toward the Yanks in general. He has tones of voice to enrage.

    • Sometimes he tries to hard to be funny. He interviewed Dunn, and Dunn is hilarious. When asked best advice he got last year, Dunn replied, “Take two weeks off then quit.”

  12. When Phil dials it up, he loses fine control on the fb. The one that struck out Dunn was up a bit, but missed his inside target by a foot. Had enough fizz to do it.

    • Ken Singleton said he wished to have swung at the first one, which he let go by. He was behind the 8 ball from there. Sale’s 94 looks faster, probably due to his huge reach, and forward release.

  13. I’m a little surprised Hughes didn’t come out for the 8th. His velocity was there and his control had not deteriorated.

    • maybe Joe didn’t want him to face Rios, and wanted to start a clean inning with Robertson. Robertson looked tentative with Dunn. He’s throwing sliders. Somebody (you?) said he doesn’t have his curveball.

  14. Hughes performed a perfectly timed hop on the comebacker, but it was right between his shoes. Definitely wouldn’t want to kick that hard one.

  15. Wow! What a dp! Robbie doing the NY Ballet pivot.

    That was so sweet. His pirouette and throw, Jeter juggling and lunging over the runner, and Tex stretching to nip ’em.

  16. I think that Sale’s body motion is faster on his FB than on his off speed stuff. But then again it’s probably all in my mind. If it really was someone would have picked up on that by now.

    • one nice thought, if you’re still there: Robbie hit two tonight, against tough pitching. Great hits, here he comes.

  17. Konerko, Rios and Dunn. Phil’s handled Dunn, got by Konerko, and failed with Rios. Big inning.

  18. Rios looks like the great ballplayer that Toronto paid after the ’08? ’09 season?

    Did he hit a curve?

    • 4 seamer. Looked like it drifted away from Rios just a little, whereas most of the time that pitch has drifted into right handers.

  19. Big battle with Martin, won with a close-enough fb near the outside corner. Martin couldn’t wait to see if he could reach it.

  20. I haven’t seen a changeup, and the was huge last time. Guess he couldn’t throw it well or have trust in it.

    Beckham almost hurt him again on that high middle to out pitch.

    • yeah, it’s a hard thing to shoot par and birdie when you’re a ten hasndicapper. Wayne Wise got a running start, playing “his heart out” (his words, with the Sox, today), and has hit the ground running in Chi-town. Ichi’s been impressive, for an old guy.

  21. I’m surprised Itchy didn’t try to bunt against Sale. The way he falls off the mound, a drag bunt should have been an easy hit.

  22. I’m not listening to YES tonite, just watching. Every time I turn the sound on, they’re talking about a Jeter Yankke record. Tonight it’s strikeouts, and excuses, er, perspective.

  23. Leads down to 3…..I’m am OFFICIALLY concerned. Now they really need to go to Cleveland and sweep them.