Game Thread: A’s vs Yankees, Sunday September 23

Today’s game almost seems like a formality after yesterday’s marathon of come backs and tension. But that’s the beauty of baseball. They do this everyday. The Yankees used every pitcher they have yesterday, so the team needs Hiroki Kuroda to give them some length, desperately. The A’s will counter with A.J. Griffin. The Yankees have also quietly turned a page. They’ve won seven in a row and are 9-1 over their last ten. Unfortunately, Baltimore is right their with them, just a game behind. Enjoy.

144 thoughts on “Game Thread: A’s vs Yankees, Sunday September 23

  1. NOTE TO NY YANKEES: Okay guys, we get it. Revenge is sweet! As fans we loved the last two walk-offs against the A’s. But our nerves are shot. Why not just score early and often and make this game a blow out. It can save the relievers too.

    NOTE TO MELKY MESA: Many Yankee fans would love to see you become The Melk Man II. Just remember that PED’s will NOT help you locate 3rd base.

  2. Before the series started I felt winning 2 of 3 would be good. But I hate, I mean REALLY HATE, losing the last game of a series.

  3. Big hitter. If Kuroda goes 5 and leaves with the game tied, I won’t hold him responsible for the state of society.

    • He’s pitching alternatively wicked and lame. He’s only thrown 80, betcha he goes thru 7 (with odds, thanks).

      Loved Gomes, the gorilla, grunting as he hit first, all abashed.

  4. WORDS OF TRITENESS: Ron Darling, “You show me a team with a lot of home runs and I’ll show you a team of pull hitters.”

  5. This is what the lineup is supposed to do. No one expects Ibanez to have a great season, or Ichiro, or Martin. But they need a couple guys to be hot at any one time. For a whole month, everyone was stone cold. But now, Martin, Ichiro, Ibanez are taking turns being hot.

  6. Red Sucks take 1-0 lead.

    Little Gulps have a double header today, I hope that wears out their pitching staff.

  7. You know what else they don’t tell you? They have a forecast or two at game time, wind is 12 mph. Might be nice to know which way its blowing, like to rightfield, not just wsw.

        • One of my favorite Dylan lines:

          Sitting on the pavement
          Thinking about the government
          Man in a trench coat
          Wants an 11 dollar bill
          You only got 10

          Lookout kid
          It’s something you did
          Don’t know when
          But you’re doing it again

  8. I interpret this Dylan lyric as a summary of a typical baseball season:

    The priest wore black on the seventh day
    And sat stone-faced while a building burned
    I waited for you on the running board
    ‘Neath the cypress trees while the springtime turned
    Slowly into autumn