*CLEAR THE BENCHES!*

   – *WHO’S ON THE HILL?*

Chad Gaudin (5-10) vs. Brian Tallet (7-9)

   – *A BRAWL FOR ALL!*

   Ok, here’s the scoop. Mitre had a miserable day on the mound, allowing 4 homeruns and 7 earned runs before getting the boot. By the 6th, it was already evident that New York was looking at a loss… (Toronto scored in 6 seperate innings, 3 of them multi-runs.) A terrible day indeed, but thank god I didn’t change the channel before it came to an end…

   The story begins with a sloppy pitch from Mark Melancon. Aaron Hill catches a wild throw to the back, and as usual, takes his base without any indication of a serious injury. No big deal. Jorge steps up to the plate when the Yankees are up again, and Jesse Carlson, (called in to relieve Halladay,) intentionally tosses one behind Posada’s back to avenge his fellow Blue Jay. Now things are getting heated! Jorge then proceeds to mouth a couple unpleasant things in Carlson’s direction, and ends up getting walked to put the dispute on hold.

   From here, Brett Gardner smacks a double to right field, which in turn brings Posada home to score a run. On his way to the plate, Carlson decides it would be a good idea to smack Jorge with his glove out of frusteration, and the next thing you know: IT’S ON!

   This one cleared the benches folks, and quite a few people walked off the field with obvious bumps and bruises. Most baseball fights become shoving matches, (see Kevin Youkilis getting thrown to the ground,) and end promptly as teamates get involved to brake things up. Not this time around. Jesse Carlson probably got it the worst, as he could be seen in the dugout after his ejection with a giant knot on his forehead. Joe Girardi, (of all people,) was seen with a cut on his ear and a swollen cheekbone, which was the outcome of a cheap-shot by Edwin Encarnacion. It was nuts, and if you missed it, I feel sorry for you. It’s not everyday that you see a fight in a baseball, and Jorge Posada hasn’t been ejected from a game since 2007! The only drawback is that we’ll certainly lose Posada for a short period of time…

   Yankees lose 10-4… but what a game!

*MVP HONORS*

BRETT GARDNER: 2 for 4, 2 RBI’s

   – *ON PAPER*

NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 .332
Damon, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .283
Teixeira, 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .286
Rodriguez, A, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .285
Matsui, H, DH 4 0 2 1 1 1 2 .277
Posada, C 3 2 1 0 1 1 3 .281
  Cervelli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
  a-Cabrera, Me, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Cano, 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .320
Swisher, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .257
Gardner, CF 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 .276
Totals 40 4 15 4 3 7 26

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mitre (L, 3-3) 5.0 8 7 7 1 2 4 7.63
Ramirez, E 1.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 5.73
Melancon 1.1 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.86
Dunn, M 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 1 6.75


12 comments

  1. Jane Heller

    It took me awhile to realize Joe had a swollen bruised eye and blood on his ear! I guess it couldn’t be helped, since he was right there in the thick of things, trying to break it up. But the whole thing took the focus away from the fact that the Yankees played an awful game and need to get back on track – starting tonight!

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  2. mantlewasarockstar

    09indians, what was Carlson doing in the path of Posada’s retreat to the dugout–after scoring–and not behind home plate which is what he is taught to do and where he was supposed to be? Was that an attempt to show Posada up? Why else would he be there? Trying to stir things up or absent-minded idiocy? Either way, Carlson exercised even worse judgment than Posada, since the former’s actions CLEARLY enabled the situation to happen and later escalate.

  3. southernbelle

    J.Quist: It was an eventful game, but it was not much fun. Poor Mitre. My history teacher said that he thinks Mitre “just pitched himself out of New York.” Can you imagine my face when he said that?
    Carlson was asking for trouble standing where he was. And I don’t think Jorge “elbowed” him, he just brushed past him much like a cat brushes past your leg. I guess with all that testosterone, a fight was bound to happen. Ahh, men…
    Haha talk to you soon.
    -Virginia
    http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

  4. ibleedpinstripes

    Is it bad that I couldn’t stop laughing during that fight? The faces on those guys were priceless. And Shelley Duncan? He’s a nutcase. I love it. Honestly, that was one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. That, and Cervelli running around the field like a loony last night. Too funny. Maybe some of this fire will stay lit through this west coast trip!

    – Lisa
    http://perennialpinstriper.mlblogs.com/

  5. heartruss

    Sorry about the last post….what I meant to say was I will be at Angels Stadium rooting for your Yankees!!! Go Yankees. I am trying to watch the Dodgers play and blog at the same time.

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