4 Oct 2007
Just figured I would add my observations in real time for tonight’s game.
6:42pm- Which is worse, the fact that there is an umpire specifically assigned to the Right Field Line who didn’t make that call or the joke of a replay by TBS? At least they conferred and got it right.
6:46pm-Great at bat by Abreu, from 1-2 to a walk and now comes a big at bat for A-Rod
6:49pm-I shouldn’t read too much into it, but I think A-Rod doesn’t draw that walk in the past.
6:52pm- I am really starting to loathe TBS and we are only five batters in. They start the game on TNT because the Phillies game runs over and they can’t stick with it past 6:52? I mean was anyone going to really watch the last five minutes of Law and Order? Wait for the commercial break next time guys!
6:55pm- That’s a huge lift for the Indians getting out of that jam.
7:14pm- That was an ugly inning from Wang. Hitting the first guy and then after getting the double play he just struggled. And worst of all, Kenny “Gary knows what he is talking about” Lofton with the big hit.
7:19pm- Sabathia looks like he is going to give the Yankees plenty of chances- a four pitch walk to Cano!?
7:21pm- Cabrera should have yelled “HA”
7:25pm- That is not a good inning on the scoreboard, but they made Sabathia throw 17 pitches. That’s 50 through two. They keep that up and he won’t pitch six.
7:27pm- Are you really telling me that TBS or MLB didn’t have enough money to buy www.october.com and instead had to settle for www.actober.com. What the heck is actober? Sounds like a theater company tryout.
7:33pm- Nice throw by Posada, he has become a very good catcher since Pena came to town.
7:48pm- A-Rod just missed that one.
7:52pm- Yankees need a spark and soon. That home run could be the nail in the coffin.
7:53pm- LeBron’s will probably get booed at home wearing that hat.
8:03pm- Thank you Cano
8:22pm- Was it Mientkiewicz’s ankle or is Joe just realizing he needs to try and exploit the matchup with Sabathia?
8:26pm- Time for Captain October to do something
8:30pm- I agree with not bunting there, Jeter is too good a hitter to lay it down.
8:32pm- And Abreu picks him up, now it’s time for A-Rod.
8:33pm- I know it sounds crazy, but considering all the postseason stuff with A-Rod, I would have made him beat me there. Wedge is playing it by the book, but I would have challenged him.
8:36pm- That was some pitching by Sabathia down 3-0 and then a strikeout. On the plus side, he is over 100 now.
8:38pm- Score one for Eric Wedge, now the Yankees need Wang to keep it at one-run.
8:47pm- That is just a terrible start by Wang.
8:56pm- Is it me or does Ohlendorf even look like Mussina when he pitches?
9:00pm- He really does look like Mussina. Ok, bad joke, but what exactly did Guidry say to him that led to belt-high fastball?
9:10pm- The way things are going, I am glad hockey season started. Check that, Rangers are losing too 2-1.
9:15pm- This is looking over. The Indians are smart to use their top bullpen guys to get outs here, don’t let the Yankees get things going.
9:18pm- You know I really like Frank Calliendo. The guy is incredibly talented, but I don’t think I can take an entire of October of his promos.
9:23pm- At some point you have to get Ohlendorf out of there. I know you need to soak up innings, but you don’t want to let a young pitcher take too big of a beating. I think you go Veras soon and then let Farnsworth pitch the 8th.
9:28pm- I guess Kenny Lofton never got over the way Torre used him in 2004. He is killing the Yankees tonight.
9:35pm- Hockey update: Rangers 5 Florida 2, Drury has three points in his MSG debut.
9:37pm- Interesting that they are using Perez for a 2nd inning with an 8-run lead. I assume this will disqualify him from pitching tomorrow night which helps NY.
9:41pm- That guy is nasty.
9:45pm- Phil Hughes now? Why?
9:56pm- Matsui looks lost right now, Torre has to think about either Giambi or Duncan for Game 2.
And I think that will be it for the live blog. I have some things to do and even Joe Borrowski couldn’t blow an 8-run lead in one inning. Could he?