Nothing like trying to make things really complicated – but half the team will be taking on the Yankees on ESPN and the other half will be dealing with the Rays on am1500 radio. Not sure which I’ll be tracking at any given moment…
|Span, CF||Jeter, SS|
|Hudson, O, 2B||Thames, DH|
|Hardy, SS||Posada, C|
|Kubel, DH||Rodriguez, A, 3B|
|Young, D, LF||Swisher, RF|
|Harris, B, 3B||Granderson, CF|
|Peterson, Br, 1B||Gardner, LF|
|Portes, RF||Pena, R, 2B|
|Butera, C||Miranda, 1B|
|Duensing, P||Hughes, P, P|
highlights from the Yankees game: you’ve probably heard by now but in the first AB of the game, Denard Span managed to foul a ball off the chest of his mother sitting in the stands. The odds of that can only be calculated by a serious stats person – not me. Glad to hear that she’s ok and even sent him back to CF after seeing the med folk and going back to her seat by the dugout. The other highlight (other than kicking Yankee butt) is Duensing had a great start against some SERIOUS hitters. Good to see he has that kind of presence in case we have an injury in the starting ro – something that seems inevitable with our history. And Neshek had another STELLAR outting. Good to see him out there smiling on the mound and confident.
|Rodriguez, S, 2B||Casilla, A, SS|
|Brignac, R, SS||Punto, 3B|
|Zobrist, CF||Mauer, C|
|Longoria, 3B||Morneau, 1B|
|Pena, C, 1B||Cuddyer, CF|
|Aybar, W, DH||Thome, DH|
|Kapler, RF||Jones, Jac, RF|
|Ashley, C||Dinkelman, LF|
|Johnson, E, LF||Singleton, 2B|
|Davis, W, P||Baker, S, P|
ok, this game kind of sucked. Highlights are hard to find especially considering how deep into the minor league roster we went by the end of the game. Scooter definitely didn’t have a good game and didn’t even finish the third inning. So the challenge of watching ESPN on mute while listening to the radio might not have been worth it. At least I really don’t worry about a pitcher of Baker’s caliber – a bad outting is simply that. He’ll be back to his usual self for the next one, I’m sure!
remember that the boxscore links you to more game details!