Johnny Damon - CF
Derek Jeter - SS
Hideki Matsui - LF
Alex Rodriguez - 3B
Jorge Posada - C
Jason Giambi - DH
Bobby Abreu - RF
Doug Mientkiewicz - 1B
Robinson Cano - 2B
Andy Pettitte - LHP (3-3, 2.66 ERA)
Blue Jays (23-27)
Alex Rios - RF
Lyle Overbay - 1B
Vernon Wells - CF
Frank Thomas - DH
Aaron Hill - 2B
Jason Phillips - C
Royce Clayton - CF
Adam Lind - LF
John McDonald - 3B
Shaun Marcum - RHP (2-2, 4.33 ERA)
Time: 7:07 p.m.
Radio: WCBS-AM 880
Pregame concerns: Yankees are winless since I started the blog. ... Wells owns Pettitte (10-20, 1 HR, 5 RBI).
Prediction: Yankees lose 3-1. Pettitte pitches well, but the Yankees continue the trend and don't score for him.
7:24 p.m.: Here we go again. The Yankees are already down 1-0 after a Rios single and a Jeter throwing error, a steal of third, and a ground out. At least Michael Kay isn't calling the game.
7:31 p.m.: Giambi finally hits the ball to the left side of the infield to beat the shift for an infield single. He should've been doing this for 5 years now.
7:34 p.m.: Jason Giambi: track star. After getting the infield single, the Yankees send Giambi on a 3-2 count with Bobby Abreu at the plate. He strikes out swinging, Giambi is safe at second base, and takes third on an error on the shortstop.
9:05 p.m.: Giambi homered off Scott Downs earlier in the seventh inning to tie the game. The score is now 1-1.
9:18 p.m.: Hill steals home to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead. The Yankees are like the New York Giants: they are finding new ways to lose.
9:27 p.m.: Yankees get two men on, on two errors. However, Matsui flied to center for the first out. Runners at first and second, one out for Posada.
9:29 p.m.: Posada singles over the head of Hill to drive home Jeter. The score is now 2-2.
9:39 p.m.: This just in: Bobby Abreu sucks.
9:42 p.m.: After a leadoff double and sacrifice bunt, there is a runner at third and one out. Pettitte is coming out and Scott Proctor is coming in. Personally, I would've gone with Brian Bruney here. He has a better chance of getting a strikeout here.
9:47 p.m.: Proctor induces a fly ball to center field for a sacrifice fly. Of course Damon and his girl arm doesn't even attempt to throw home. 3-2 Blue Jays. I still think Bruney should've come in.
9:50 p.m.: I'm getting sick of YES showing commercials for the Roger Clemens Yankeeography and classic games. Clemens signing with the Yankees was a big deal three weeks ago. It isn't anymore. As I write this, Josh Phelps just struck out for the first out in the top of the ninth.
9:55 p.m.: Yankees go down 1-2-3 in the ninth. They have now lost five in a row, and are 0-for the blog. They managed to waste another good performance by Pettitte, who is now 3-4 and did not deserve this loss.
Game recap to come eventually.
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 29, 2007