Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Daily Dozen - August 13, 2014

The Daily Baker's Dozen - August 13th, 2014 - No Pine Tar Allowed Edition
(Twelve Thirteen Takeaways from Tonight's Game vs. the Fake New York Yankees)

1. Everyone knows the Baltimore Orioles want to be the New York Yankees.  They are so jealous...they can't stand the fact that the Yankees were the original Orioles and that Babe Ruth, a native of Baltimore made it big in the Big Apple instead of the Big...well, Biggest City in Maryland.  They have even gone as far as to go out and get a former Yankee manager in Buck Showalter to man their helm. one more thing about Jeter! I dares ya!
Thanks for the memories Buck! (Photo Credit: Washington Post)

2. Michael Pineda is BACK!  And boy was he...he made his first start in the majors since April 23rd, which was shortly after his Pine-tar-gate (everything has to have "gate" added to the end...) incident in Baaaaaaahston.

3. So which part of Mark Teixeira's body will he injure next?  Marky Mark and the Funky Bones was back out there tonight, which begs the question, for how long this time?  Oh Teixeira, you're on the Mark!

4. Pineda was on a 80 to 90 pitch count limit.  What if he got to 80 pitches and was throwing a no-hitter, would the Binder take him out?  Well, we got that answer as after 67 pitches and 4 PERFECT innings he was removed from the game by Girardi for....Betances?  In the 5th? Whaaaaa....?
Right on Burch!

5. Of course the .176 hitter breaks up the double perfect game.  Stephen Drew got the first hit of the game off of Chris Tillman in the 3rd.

6. Francisco Cervelli was an unlikely power source tonight.  He doubled his total home run for the season and increased his RBI output by 33%.  That would be more impressive if his total numbers weren't 2 home runs and 8 RBI.

7. Give the Governor a HARUMPH!  Did anyone else hear the Orioles fans booing Derek Jeter every time he came to the plate?  They might be the only ones to do so on a regular basis this season.  Showalter must be rubbing off on them.  If you didn't get the tag line, watch Blazing Saddles and get back to me...
"I didn't get a HARUMPH outta that guy..." (

8. Nelson Cruz breaks up the perfect game for Pineda in the 5th.  I'm sorry to say that it was all my fault. #Knepper'sFault.  See my tweet after the 4th inning below:
Sorry Pineda...truly sorry...

9. So there was a "batter's interference" on Stephen Drew in the 6th inning?  What exactly is batter's interference.  What a freaking crappy call...he was directly over the chalk!  Totally changed the game...umps blew that one!

10. Joe Girardi promptly got ejected after arguing the call.  For once, I agree with the suck Jerry Davis!  You be the judge on this one...
The ball is clearly passed Drew at this point and he is DIRECTLY
above the chalk...(Photo Credit: from Video)

11. Betances is to Robertson what Rivera was to Wetteland in 1996.  The only difference however is that Rivera wasn't brought in for 3 innings in the 5th inning of a game.  What the heck was that all about???  That 3rd inning proved to be the death nail for the Yankees as Dellin left a hanging curve out there for Schoop to tie the game at 2.

12. Jeter was 0 for 4 tonight and is in a mini-slump if you will.  He if 4 for 20 in his last 7 days batting .200 with only 1 RBI.  Maybe it's time for a few days off for the Captain.  Maybe give Drew some time at Short?

13. In the "That Escalated Quickly" category...Adam Jones hits a 3-run bomb to put the Orioles up 5-2 in the 8th inning effectively ending the Yankees chances for a win and potentially putting away the AL East title for the O's.

1 comment:

  1. Cisco has always been a clutch hitter, he would move a guy along, get a hit when it counted. As little as he has played until this year, he is lucky to have 2 HR and 8RBIs.
    He will make a team happy to have him.


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