3/03/2008 01:22:00 PM

Yankees vs. Astros Live Game Thread

Posted by Mark McCray |

First Inning-
Melky Cabrera nailed a double.
Mussina looked pretty strong. Great movement on pitches.

0-0 after 1

Second Inning-
Morgan Ensberg doubles to the gap in center. We scored somehow (see below)
(Temporary Technical difficulties lol. My computer crashed.) hahah
Astros score two runs.

2-1 Astros after 2

Third Inning:
Batting: Johnny Damon grounds to second, one out. Melky Cabrera singles on a line drive to center field, nice rip. Robinson Cano singles on a line drive to center field. Melky to third, one out. Shelley Duncan blooper drops into center field. Melky scores. Cano to third. Wild throw to third. Cano scores. Duncan on second. One out. Another rip to center field by Morgan Ensberg. Duncan scores. Ensberg on first. (Pitching change. This is my first live blogging attempt of many more to come. Take it easy on me.) Betemit strikes out looking, Jason Lane up, two outs. Lane grounds to third for last out.

Pitching: Mussina remains in the game. Chopper up the middle fielded by Cano but there is no throw. Line drive over Canos head. Runners on the corners, no outs. Mussina gives up three run Astro homerun to left field with two strikes 5-4 Astros. (Pitching change. Girardi chatting with Mussina in the dugout. I wish I could hear what they were saying. Into the game is #58 Jeff Karstens) Karstens induces ground ball to third, one out. Hunter Pence doubles to left over Damons head. Pop up to right field foul line. Runner held on second. (Karstens looks pretty good right now.) Strikeout looking. (Karstens pitched a pretty strong three outs)

5-4 Astros after 3.

Fourth Inning:
Batting: Damon singles on a roller to second baseman, force out Cervelli. Damon at first, 2 outs. Melky Cabrera pops out to Miguel Tejada for the third out.

Pitching: Karstens induces ground ball to third. Betemit fields , one out. Bunt down the third base line. Betemit rushes and makes a good attempt at it but is unable to catch the runner, double play situation now for Karstens with a runner at first and one out. Runner steals second. Strong throw from Cervelli, Cano lays the tag, two outs. Chopper to first fielded by Ensberg. Three outs.

5-4 Astros after 4

Fifth Inning:
Batting: Cano singles. Shelley Duncan belts the ball to deep center field, caught for one out. Cano remains on first. Ensberg pops up to Matsui, 2 outs. Betemit walks. Runners on first and second. Fly ball caught for three outs.

That's it for today. This was just an experiment. The first two innings were pretty rough but I think I got it down by the end. It should only get better. Go Yankees!!!


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