Joba Chamberlain (8-4) vs. Roy Halladay (13-8)


   Chad Gaudin replaced Sergio Mitre in yesterday’s matchup, and despite allowing 3 earned before departing, his work on the mound was more then enough to get the job done. That’s because the run-support we witnessed has become the ‘norm’ for the Yankees this season. Even the great Aceves allowed 2 runs before getting plucked, but with Jorge having a 4 hit, 4 RBI game at the plate – this one was nearly over before it started…

   Ricky Ramiro was ripped apart early on, allowing 4 runs in the top of the 1st alone. By the time Ramiro called it a day, he walked out of this one with 7 earned on 6 hits. We saw a solid relief job from Toronto’s Brandon League and Shawn Camp, but things again went sour in the 9th, as Jason Frasor let up an additional 3 runs to seal the deal. Those runs were the result of a solo shot from A-Rod, and a 2-run shot from Jorge Posada.

   How about Damaso Marte’s 9th inning appearance? A lot people seem to hold Marte’s past against him, (which is fair, because the numbers never lie…) – But as of late, he’s been perfect on the mound. I don’t know if the DL knocked something loose, but when it comes to filling the gaps and making single inning appearances, the K’s have been there – as well as the outs. His ERA has gone from 10.00+ to 8.00+ in a matter of days… I don’t want to jump the gun, but it really seems like he’s getting it together heading into the post-season. Perfect timing…

MARTE: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K’s

   – *ON PAPER*

Jeter, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .330
Damon, LF 3 2 0 0 2 2 1 .291
Teixeira, 1B 4 2 1 0 1 2 1 .281
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 2 2 2 1 2 0 .276
Matsui, H, DH 3 2 1 1 2 0 2 .265
  1-Hairston, J, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Posada, C 5 1 4 4 0 1 1 .288
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 1 2 5 .318
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .248
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .277
Totals 35 10 10 8 8 13 15

Gaudin 3.2 4 3 3 3 2 0 4.98
Aceves, A (W, 10-1) 2.1 2 2 1 0 3 0 3.88
Robertson, D (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38
Bruney (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.40
Marte, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8.38


  1. southernbelle

    J.Quist: I agree about Marte. I am not nervous when he comes in anymore. He has proved himself. I feel bad that I was hard on him. Maybe he stank because he was hurt. I missed Mitre yesterday. Gaudin was….decent at best. I hope Mitre’s arm is ok. It pains me to think of him in pain. This run support is something else! Ahh. It if fun to be a Yankee fan! -Virginia

  2. Jane Heller

    I’ve been impressed with Marte recently. Maybe he’s back on track following his long stint on the DL. Now Girardi has a decision to make about the postseason. Does he go with Marte as a lefty specialist or Coke, who has been giving up homers? Or does he use both?


  3. feverspell

    Our bullpen had to come in handy last night and it’ll have to come in handy tonight as well. Which is fine, I think they’re up to the task. I would have liked to not have used Aceves last night, but what can you do.

    I was very happy our offense was able to step up and take care of business and help out the pitching by pushing that lead. Sometimes stuff like that can give confidence to your pitchers.


  4. ibleedpinstripes

    Good stuff from this team, no doubt about it! Seven in a row, going for eight tonight [hopefully] with Joba on the mound. I hope these Rules don’t screw things up in the bullpen. We need every aspect of this team running smoothly and in harmony for the rest of this season!

    – Lisa

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