Tuesday, October 05, 2004


I'm at the office (don't ask). Between innings in the fourth, and this game is eating me up inside.

The Yankees have gotten baserunners against the Big Bad Wolf, Johan Santana. Four singles and a walk so far.

Those baserunners have then run themselves off the bases. Bottom 1st, 1st and 2nd w/ 1 out, on an A-Rod single and a Sheffield walk. Result? Strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play, with Alex out trying to steal third.

I had to read that twice. What's the old axiom about you never make the first out or the last out at which base?

Bottom second. One out, runners on 1st and 3rd for John Olerud. The runner on 3rd's Posada. Flyout/throwout double play this time, Torii Hunter to Henry Blanco.

Bottom third. By now the Twins are up 1-0. Jeter singles and is stranded by the heart of the order.

Bottom fourth. Bernie singles. This time Posada grounds into a double play. Matsui doubles, and is stranded.

Bottom fifth. Olerud on first, one out ... yep, that's right, more double play!


OK. Now it's the middle of the 7th. Moose has given us seven innings of two-run ball, with nice peripherals. This is what we were asking for. He's at 95 pitches on the start.

But the DP kids (yep, I know, sounds like a porn title) haven't given him a single run on a night Santana was vulnerable. UGH!

To quote Eric Cartman: "Screw you guys... I'm goin' home."


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