Monday, September 28, 2009

Game 157: Yankees vs. Royals - First Pitch Set for 8:55 p.m.

Regular Season Game 157
Yankees vs. Royals
Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
TV: YES | Radio: WCBS


Here are the lineups:

YANKEES (100-56)
Brett Gardner CF
Melky Cabrera LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Hinske 3B
Shelley Duncan RF
Juan Miranda 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Ramiro Pena SS

Pitching: RHP Chad Gaudin (1-0, 3.71 ERA)

ROYALS (64-92)
Mitch Maier LF
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Billy Butler 1B
Mike Jacobs DH
Alberto Callaspo 2B
Mark Teahen RF
Miguel Olivo C
Alex Gordon 3B
Josh Anderson CF

Pitching: RHP Luke Hochevar (7-11, 5.98 ERA)

Yankees vs. Hochevar

ABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
N. Swisher 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
J. Damon 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
R. Cano 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
A. Rodriguez 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 .333 .500 1.333 1.833
D. Jeter 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
J. Molina 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
H. Matsui 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
M. Cabrera 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .667 1.167
E. Hinske 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals357101414.200.243.314.558

Royals vs. Gaudin

ABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOBAOBPSLGOPS
Y. Betancourt 15 5 1 0 1 2 0 3 .333 .333 .600 .933
J. Guillen 13 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .308 .357 .385 .742
M. Teahen 11 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .364 .364 .545 .909
D. DeJesus 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800
A. Gordon 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .333 .333 .444 .778
B. Butler 8 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .125 .222 .125 .347
C. Crisp 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571
J. Buck 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .286 .167 .452
W. Bloomquist 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
M. Olivo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
M. Jacobs 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
T. Metcalf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals89243116224.270.293.360.653

News & Notes

- The Yanks are 49-19 since the All-Star break. They've also won 62 of their last 86, and at 100-56 they have the best record in all of baseball they've locked up the division and the best record in baseball.

- Chad Gaudin has faced the Royals 11 times in his career, three as a starter, and is 3-2, with a 2.89 ERA. As a Yankee Gaudin is 1-0, with a 3.71 ERA.

- In two games (one start) agaisnt the Yankees, Luke Hochevar is 0-0, with a 2.00 ERA. In his only start he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked none, and struck out 4 in 6 innings.

- At 55-23 the Yankees have the best home record in the baseball.

- The Yankees are 2-1 against the Royals this sesaon.

- Dave Robertson has been cleared to pitch and will likely get into the game tomorrow.

Stick around and discuss the game
as it happens in the comments section.

171 Comments:

Kevin said...

haha loving the lineup girardi is putting out there tonight...play the kids and rest the vets. Although maybe on saturday and sunday in tampa the last 2 games of the season i would play the regulars to get them back into the swing of things for the ALDS.

by the way greg ive always wondered...how do you get the lineups so early before the game? YES doesnt even post them until about 6:30 for a 7:00 game.

rob said...

any reason why cano never gets a day off?

Greg Cohen said...

He'll get a day or two this week. Plus they have another off day Thursday so it will probably end up bring three days off for everyone this week.

Durden said...

What up guys? At the stadium, scored me a 10 dollar tier seat behind home. This is the 1st time I've ever been to a game a lone, I dont know what to do with myself.

Greg Cohen said...

I've been to one game alone in my life and it was game 3 of the 1999 NBA Finals. I had a good time, made friends with the people around me.

Greg Cohen said...

Enjoy the game.

Logan. said...

bro why didnt you call i would have attended the game.

Durden said...

I did, several times, you didn't pick up, check your missed calls and VM

yankeefan91 Arod Fan said...

My first time going to the stadium by myself was in 07 i enjoyed it and made couple friends and it came out cheaper cuz every time i go to a game im always the one buying Putin money for the beers.

Anonymous said...

Cano is a young kid he doesn't need extra rest like some of the older players do.

Durden said...

Greg, I have the easiest access to Millers tonight, literally 15 feet behind me...I know what Im doin'..

Anonymous said...

live chat last game of the year?

Mario said...

come on, put CANO in the #3 hole... he's your 2nd best hitter this season....

Liam Gallagher said...

I'm happy to see this lineup today, but Cano should bat 3rd if he's playing.

Anonymous said...

Gardner, Cano and Melky all celebrated hard yesterday. LOL There might be an hangover effect tonight for all 3 of them.

Liam Gallagher said...

lol

Durden said...

Hey guys, I ventured down the the field level to get a better look at the players. I yelled out towards Swisher for the Swisher salute and he tossed me a signed ball, it was pretty sweet, 1st and only autograph this season for me.

Liam Gallagher said...

Congrats Durden!

Durden said...

I would also like to add, F the rain!

Liam Gallagher said...

Yeah I know, did they say what time they will start playing?

Durden said...

nothing yet, they have wood and buckets on the tarp thou..

Liam Gallagher said...

Oh, then their most be alot of rain coming then.

Durden said...

people from the grounds crew are moseying around the IF

Liam Gallagher said...

If they have buckets.

Liam Gallagher said...

Well the outfield drans so they really don't have to worry.

Capone said...

hahaha wow what a lineup

Durden said...

Greg if your around I do have a question, will they let you leave then come back? Gunna hit up Stans I think.

Liam Gallagher said...

Yeah I know, I like it. It gives a lot of guys rest.

Liam Gallagher said...

I don't think so Durden. I don't know.

Durden said...

I gotta say my iphone and blackberry are saving my life right now, im on here on my iphone, and on aim on my blackberry.

Durden said...

Greg, Line up change, Shelly Duncan in, Damon out.

Liam Gallagher said...

lol, I lost my phone in D.C. It was a school field trip in April and I lost it I think at the WW2 memorial. lol. I might be getting one soon though.

Liam Gallagher said...

Give guys days off while you can, but lets not hope that theres an injury.

Durden said...

Wow last time I was in DC i was in 5th grade.

Logan. said...

durden ill buy that ball from you

Liam Gallagher said...

I probably won't be back there for a long time. Still, I had a lot of fun their. We stayed at a very nice hotel. I forgot what it was called though.

Logan. said...

btw, love the line up, Miranda is suppose to be the masher right?

Liam Gallagher said...

I second that Logan. $240.

Liam Gallagher said...

Yeah, and I bet these next few game he'll be in there.

Durden said...

logan I share an apartment with you, the ball will be in the living room, why buy it?

Liam, $240 is a little much for Swish, thats Cano, Posada, Rivera $$

Logan. said...

true that Durden although your never here!

btw Courtney's here she waiting for you to get back you lucky bastard ;)

Liam Gallagher said...

$1?

Durden said...

Jesus, she's there already? I said like 10:30-11, not 7.

Liam Swisher is worth like $120 tops, I'm not selling it though, it's one of the few Yankees I don't have.

I do have a Gary Sheffield signed bat that I am contemplating putting on eBay though, I'm having a hard time coming to grips with that decision, keep changing my mind.

Logan. said...

is that the Yankee branded bat or Detroit?

Liam Gallagher said...

Hey, a dollar is a great offer.

Hahahaha, no one would want a Sheffield ball. I would pay a cent for that. JK.

Durden said...

no no no, thats the Detroit branded bat, Logan.

The Yankee branded is Jeter and Cano.

Durden said...

Its a Sheffield bat Liam, signed and authenticated.

Liam Gallagher said...

I ment bat. After what he said about Torre and the Yankees i'm just pissed.

Durden said...

Liam he's not the only one with those feelings. Kenny Lofton also said something similar.

Liam Gallagher said...

Durden, your on a phone and you still type faster than I do. lol. I'm such a slow typer.

Durden said...

They call me lightening thumbs. I've also had years of practice :P

Liam Gallagher said...

I didn't care for Lofton.

Logan. said...

lightening thumbs, rocket fingers, we have a ton for you, seriously man, u can set a guiness record.

Liam Gallagher said...

Oh, i've been using the computer sense I was 7. Still no where good.

Logan. said...

dude Courtneys totally flaunting it in my face..

Durden said...

Logan, don't even think about it, seriously.

What was wrong with Stacy the other night? Why you always want my woman? To be the best you got to beat the best, not steal from the best.

Liam, you'll get there. I use to be really slow too. Now I can type over 100 words a minute.

Liam Gallagher said...

I'm going to be really slow now. I'm typing and eating dinner at the same time.

Durden said...

They just said they should have an update in a few minutes.

Liam Gallagher said...

Cool. See I wasn't that slow this time.

Logan. said...
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Liam Gallagher said...

whoa.

Durden said...

Court's not like that man.

Still no updates. Seems like a lot of people gave up and left already.

Durden said...

Logan, you gotta realize theres young kids here man, watch what you say.

Liam Gallagher said...

It's a Yankees vs. Royals game. Most likely they'll get money back and get playoff tickets.

Liam Gallagher said...

I'm sorry if i'm in your way guys.

Durden said...

oh no, your not man, dont worry, logans new and has to learn whats right to say and whats wrong.

Logan. said...

my bad ppl, my bad.

Liam Gallagher said...

No problem. I'm almost done with my steak!

Logan. said...

has anyone tried NYYsteak?

Durden said...

good call deleting that Log.

Liam Gallagher said...

A steak is like $50. I was gonna but my mom and dad said lets go to Hard Rock.

Liam Gallagher said...

Yeah, all done with my steak, now the vegies!

Durden said...

Havent tried them, I think you have to be a season ticket holder or have a special ticket to get in like the Mohegan Sun. And if its priced like the Sun forget it man.

It cost me 115 dollars for a beer, 2 glasses on wine and an appetizer.

Liam Gallagher said...

Really wow. My dad can get that for $10 at a Rockcats game. They are in the Twins minor league system.

Liam Gallagher said...

But no appetizer.

Durden said...

alright guys, im gunna walk the concourse, drink a few beers and see if i can exchange this ticket for another day, theres literally only 25 people in the tier and i dont see many down below.

Liam Gallagher said...

Alright see ya Durden. Hopefully you get something good.

Liam Gallagher said...

I gotta do some homework too. See ya.

Logan. said...

Quitter!

Greg Cohen said...

Wow, missed quite a conversation here.

Logan. said...

you bet ur ass you did.

Greg Cohen said...

Any word on this game?

Logan. said...

Durden didn't have much to report. Radar is pretty crappy. Probably gunna be a 8:30 or 9 start.

Greg Cohen said...

By the way there was a lineup change: Damon out, Melky to left, Duncan in right.

Logan. said...
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Logan. said...

The Triple A New York Yankees against the MLB Kansas City Royals!

Durden said...

should I stay here or go, you guys got any updates? they wont give me any info at all.

Greg Cohen said...

No updates that's I've seen.

Greg Cohen said...

According to PeteAbe on Twitter the tarp is coming off.

Greg Cohen said...

First pitch set for 8:55 p.m.

Robert said...

Boston is losing 9-2!

Robert said...

9-3 sorrry

Greg Cohen said...

lol, I guess they're still not trying to win.

Durden said...

happy a stuck around, although i should probably not have any more millers tonight. working on numero 8 and one pitch hasnt been thrown.

Greg Cohen said...

Hahahaha nicely done.

crossfire said...

Hey guys!

Dan Shaughnessy is probably writing an article now on how the sox really, really, really aren't trying to win.

Durden said...

not even close to be smashed. but i do gots a nice buzz goin.

Greg Cohen said...

lol I know CF. He's such a tool.

Anonymous said...

shaughessy is a piece of cow poop

Anonymous said...

oh wait the correct vernacular is cow dung.

crossfire said...

I'm going to the game on Wednesday. Planning to take the train and go early so I get catch a nice buzz before the game.

Hope Joba pitches well.

Anonymous said...

durden way to waste approximately 80 dollars.

Greg Cohen said...

That's probably the biggest game of the rest of the reg. season, CF. Very interesting start for Joba.

crossfire said...

For your target practice enjoyment:

http://cache.thephoenix.com/secure/uploadedImages/The_Phoenix/News/Dont_Quote_Me/COV_Shaughnessy_Stephanos.jpg

crossfire said...

Anyone score any playoff tix?

Durden said...

tryin' CF, trying. my neighbor is a season ticket holder, might try to buy some from him.

crossfire said...

I have an 11 game plan. We have tix for game 7 of the ALCS, Section 135, 4 rows from the field.

May not get a chance to see any playoff games but if there is a game 7, those seats are great.

Liam Gallagher said...

I'm back from doing my homework and having a nice got really wet bringing the animals in. The worst part we lost a chicken so we're still looking for it.

crossfire said...

you live on a farm Liam? Or just have chickens?

Liam Gallagher said...

Nice CF. Hopefully for you their is, but we want to sweep everything.

Anonymous said...

i have never gotten to go to a playoff game

sad face :(

Liam Gallagher said...

A small farm but yes. Goats, chickens, ducks, parrots, dogs. We have a stream so my ducks stay their most of the time. Them and the chickens are not pened up so they go anywhere.

Liam Gallagher said...

Neither have I anon.

:(

Yankeeboy98 said...

Hey guys. Just got back from Yom Kippur dinner with my family.

(I'm half jewish and half catholic, so I celebrate all the jewish and catholic holidays)

I'm so happy the game didn't get rained out. I love the lineup too. Cano batting 3rd, Cervelli behind the plate, it's what you want to see after we clinch the division.

Greg Cohen said...

Hey YB, I'm the same, my moms Italian and roman catholic, my father is polish and jewish.

Liam Gallagher said...

Glad you had fun YB.

Yeah, I love todays lineup.

Yankeeboy98 said...

Gaudin has quietly been a very nice addition for the Bombers. I wouldn't be surprised if he returns next year.

crossfire said...

You guys are all pretty young. You have plenty of time to get to playoff games and the great thing is that the Yanks are there a lot.

I didn't get to my first playoff game until 96 when I was 31.

Since then I have been to quite a few alds, alcs and 2 World Series games.

Your time will come!

Liam Gallagher said...

My neighbors are Jewish. They went to New York to see there family today. They are the best.

Liam Gallagher said...

I hope so. I really hope so as a player CF.

crossfire said...

Well, Happy Yom Kippur my Jewish friends.

crossfire said...

Liam, that's pretty cool. I grew up in Connecticut and had 2 cow fields in my neighborhood. I always liked farms.

crossfire said...

Good luck with that Liam. That would be incredible.... especially if you could score your good friend crossfire tix when you get there! LOL

Liam Gallagher said...

Yeah, I could get all of you tics if I really hit the big time. But I've been having arm problems though. I was going to pitch yesterday but the stupid rain postponed it. Next weekend hopefully I could. I play in the Babe Ruth League.

Yankeeboy98 said...

Thanks CF.

I'm looking foward to going to an ALDS or ALCS game soon. My dad said he's looking for tickets, and usually that always ends with him surprising me with tickets on the day of the game.

Like this year. My dad said he was "looking for tickets" for the first game at the new stadium. So, I went to school, and I was really excited just to watch it on TV, thinking I'm not going to the game. Then at 4, 3 hours till game time, my dad says to come into the living room. I go in, and he says, let's go up to grandpa's to watch the game. I agree, and we head up there. I sit down on the couch, watching Mike Francesca, and my dad comes up to me and hands me an envelope. I open it, and it's 2 tickets to the game, field level, first row. My dad's full of surprises, so ya never know.

Liam Gallagher said...

Thats so cool. We can't get tics like that. We don't have the money. But we do go once a year.

crossfire said...

That's cool. It's great to be a dad and bring your kid to a game. My two kids are very far apart in age. My oldest son's first game was back in 1993 when Reggie's number was retired.

When I went to the World Series back in 1996, I promised him I would bring him to a WS game someday.

I brought him to game 4 in 2001. The Mr November game. It was awesome.

bigb said...

Did the Yankees choose what series they want to play yet or are they waiting to see who they are going to play? And who do you want to see the Yanks play in the ALCS? Boston or Anaheim?

Greg Cohen said...

No they won't choose until their opponent is known.

Liam Gallagher said...

Luck you. The best game I ever went to was a Matsui walk of against the Angels in 05. It was Shawn Chacons yankee debut. I also saw El Duques debut in 04 after his injuries.

Anonymous said...

you guys need to get a life.

focker out.

Billy Mays said...

^^

Liam Gallagher said...

You do to anon.

Anonymous/Billy Mays said...

i come on here once a week and you butt pirates are always yammering to each other, go outside and meet some real people.

crossfire said...

I was also sitting in the left firld bleachers for the first first ever post season game between the Yanks and sox.

The Yanks won on a walk-off homer by Bernie Williams in the 10th inning. The ball went over the fence in left center just to my left.

The Stadium went crazy!!!

Liam Gallagher said...

The Cowgirls stink. Thank god.

Scott_in_Sacramento said...

Red Sox are losing 11-4 top of the 7th.

Here's to hoping that they go 1-6 this week, and the Rangers go 6-1.

Liam Gallagher said...

Cool CF.

Anon, you'd be lucky to meet people.

crossfire said...

Hey Anon... isn't it time for you to go turn the red light back on in your mother's bedroom?

Liam Gallagher said...

Yeah!!! Bostons losing. Take that Billy.

Cowgirls have the ball now, crap.

Anonymous/Billy Mays said...

I know people, I know REAL people, not some random schmuck from the internet.

Anonymous/Billy Mays said...

I love how you think Im a sox fan.

FYI Im an Angel fan.

Liam Gallagher said...

So do I. Now shutup and leave Billy.

Liam Gallagher said...

OH SORRY.

Anonymous/Billy Mays said...

Cant make me bitch.

Liam Gallagher said...

If your an Angels fan, why are you here? And their are children here, including me. Your so bias.

Scott_in_Sacramento said...

Hey Greg-

Do you ever have problems with images not displaying on here properly?

I am building a blog, and Blogger keeps f***ing up my images.

Liam Gallagher said...

See that guys, I used a vocab word. Yeah!

Anonymous/Billy Mays said...

Lame-sauce.

Liam Gallagher said...

I had the same problem Scott! I just gave up.

Liam Gallagher said...

Lame sauce anon?

Liam Gallagher said...

I have no clue what that means anon.

Scott_in_Sacramento said...

Glad to hear that I am not the only one, but giving up is not an option. I made a promise to create this blog for a non-profit group I work with, I intend to keep it.

Anonymoose said...

I hate LAA and BOS fans so god damn much.

Liam Gallagher said...

Good for you Scott. I gave up because I thought about it and I knew that I can't really handle it. Maybe when your blog gets up and running I can come visit.

Liam Gallagher said...

You said it anon.

Liam Gallagher said...

Way to keep the runner at first shelley!

Anonymous said...

My season predictions were a mixed bag. I had four division winners right. But it does not appear the Indians will win the Central. No sir. My thought that Trey Hillman would be AL Manager of the Year was clouded by my heavy use of crack at the time apparently. Matsuzaka for Cy Young? Brilliant.

read that on the lohud. laffed my ass off.

Liam Gallagher said...

Always good to make predictions.

Anonymous said...

the crack comment is probably enough to get him fired but tomorrow is Petes last day!

Scott_in_Sacramento said...

Liam, it will be for an honor society at my college. Can't believe the hoops I had to jump through just to get permission to do it. Academic affairs seemed pleased by the idea, so hopefully it will do well.

Greg Cohen said...

Sometime Scott. Blogger can be frustrating at times.

Anonymous said...

^nazi

Durden said...

this might be one of the most boring games ive ever attended.

Durden said...

...here we go

Greg Cohen said...

Hahahaha, Pena got the silent treatment in the dugout.

Yankeeboy98 said...

Damn, Gaudin is pitching a good game. Besides this inning, at least.

And with that comment I'm going to bed. Got school tomorrow and a couple tests. Later.

Greg Cohen said...

Did anyone ever figure out the final digit to Coney's cell?

crossfire said...

Cano just hit a bomb... Grand Slam!

8-2 Yanks!

Greg Cohen said...

Wow, even with their D lineup they dominate the Royals.... Well done.

Mario said...

the chemistry on this team, just scary, it might take time for the ghosts to come over, but the chemistry this team has almost makes up for it...When the first WS game starts in the new stadium, the ghosts will find there spots, & all will be back to normal...