New York, New York

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tonight’s Lineup

Erstad, CF; Uribe, SS; AJ, C; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; Mackowiak, DH; Crede, 3B; Iguchi, 2B; Sweeney, LF.  Danks on the hill.

For New York

Damon, DH; Jeter, SS; ARod, 3B; Posada, C; Matsui, LF; Phelps, 1B; Abreu, RF; Cabrera, CF; Cairo, 2B.  Mussina pitching.

Sox Starters

White Sox starting pitchers have lasted at least 6.0 IP in 19 straight games, the longest streak in baseball.  The last time a Sox team had 19 straight starts of 6.0 IP was Sept 2-23 of 1978.

It’s a fun list of pitchers:

Kucek

Wortham

Barrios

Trout

Kravec

Stone

Wortham

Barrios

Kucek

Kravec

Hinton

Stone

Wortham

Barrios

Kucek

Kravec

Stone

Trout

Hinton

Wortham

Set Those VCRs

Comcast SportsNet will re-play Mark Buehrle’s no-hitter at 9:30 am on Friday.  What a great way to get ready for the weekend series with the Cubs.

11 Comments

Lots of our major league players played in Charlotte’s 15-2 blowout victory tonight.

Jim Thome- 0 for 4, 1 BB

Toby Hall- 3 for 4, 3 RBIs, 1 BB

Brian Anderson- 1 for 5, 1 RBI

Gavin Floyd- 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 K

The Box score shows that in the 9th inning with bases loaded there was a pinch hitter, Ernie Young, for Jim Thome. I hope big Jim didn’t get hurt.

The pinch hitter hit a grand slam.

Scott:

Why was tonight’s game called? There was no rain for at least a half-hour period around 7:30pm and light drizzle the rest of the time. Did the Yankees question the playability of the field?

Also, there are a lot of upset Sox fans about the rescheduling of this game, as most of us work and cannot go to tomorrow’s make-up under such short notice.

Couldn’t this been made up on Thursday night as the Yankees play in New York on Friday night vs. the Mets and don’t have to fly back in the afternoon and the Sox stay in Chicago. That way us 9-5ers could have seen a game in tis series.

Thanks!

russ quit being a boner and call in sick. make a day of it…see 2 games.

It’s ridiculous to think that fans who showed up Tuesday night can return to the park for Wednesday afternoon’s game. At the very least the doubleheader should have been scheduled for Thursday to give people at least a chance to see if they could get off work to go to the game. I guess it’s more important not to inconvenience a few players than the 30,000-plus fans who paid good money for a ticket to Tuesday’s game.

I agree. I got to the game at 8:00 p.m. last night for what i thought would be first pitch. Then i hear that it was moved back to 9:15, 9:30ish. And the rain was hardly falling at all. I’ve seen full games played in rain harder than that. Why wasnt it played?

I was kind of surprised they did not schedule the makeup game for the series in June when they come back. It is pretty unfair to the poeple who bought tickets that they schedule for the next afternoon, but there is no way they would scheduled it on a get-away day(Thursday). The Yankees never would have gone for it.

With all the injuries we have had thus far it is better safe than sorry as far as playing last night.

It was raining the whole time – I don’t blame them for calling it. I assume they thought it would let up eventually; otherwise, they would have called it before 7:00.

I would love to go today – I just can’t on such short notice (neither can the other 3 people who have tickets with me). It’s dissappointing considering the tickets already cost more because it was a Yankee game.

I just spoke with someone at the ticket office and she said they are looking in to seeing what they can do about making an exception to the policy and hope to announce something soon.

I’m sure they have been receiving a ton of feedback from yesterday’s crowd. Let’s give them some time to figure it out.

The Sox play games on 20 straight days from May 25 to June 13, so if they added a game to the June Yankees series, don’t they have to get approval from the players association?

Both teams msut agree on the mae-up date. Maybe the Yankees wouldn’t agree to adding a game to the later series. Plus the June Sox vs. Yankess eries is a 4 game set. Making that a 5 game set is probably not something either team wanted to do.

I’m going to depart from the rainout debate and respond to Scott’s list of starters from the 1978 streak. Two images come back to me:

1. Jack Kucek wearing the rare white-base, blue lettering/bill White Sox cap on his 1977 Topps baseball card.

2. The full-page color photo in the Sun-Times from Spring Training 1979–a shot of lefty starters Rich Wortham, Steve Trout, Ross Baumgarten, and Ken Kravec, all standing around a “no right turn” sign.

Tickets for last night were more expensive than most. There is no way I can go to the afternoon game today. Is there a way we can exchange them for a different game? It doesn’t have to be a ‘primiere’ game. Just a swap. I am out $$ and one John Danks performace. Very Bummin’ Any help? Advice? Thoughts?

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