Apr
22

Game 21: C-Rod comes through in the clutch

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For baseball fans in Chicago, today is one of those rare days with the chance to grab a fantastic double-header. The Cubs are currently wrapping up a North Side win over the Mets, and at 7:11 p.m. Central time — yes, that’s intentional — the Yankees and the White Sox will square off on the Chicago’s South Side.

The Yankees today are without their All Star third baseman. The reigning MVP would have missed the game with a slightly strained quad, but he’s not with the team because his wife Cynthia gave birth to the couple’s second child. Anyone believing in conspiracy theories would posit that C-Rod’s labor was induced to conveniently keep A-Rod away from the stadium while his strained muscle heals.

On the field, Jorge Posada makes his triumphant return behind the dish. Posada hasn’t been the starting catcher since April 8, and he’s caught just 33 innings this season. The Yanks couldn’t have picked a better team against which to test Posada’s shoulder. The White Sox have attempted just five stolen bases this year and were successful three times. I think the Sox may test Posada’s arm, but the team just doesn’t run that much anyway.

Chien-Ming Wang, 3-0 with a 3.81, takes the mound today. He’ll look to avenge himself after failing to make it out of the fifth against the Red Sox last week. It’s been a long week for the Yankee bullpen, eh?

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Giambi 1B
Ensberg 3B
Cabrera CF

Wang P

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301 Comments»

  1. Ivan says:

    Is it me or that lineup just seems weak without A-Rod?

    Seriously, without A-rod, the lineup went from big time, to just slightly above average.

  2. matt k says:

    Hank demaned that cynthia go into labor yesterday.

  3. matt k says:

    Anyone ever been to a game in cleveland? Iam making the trip this saturday from buffalo. Ive heard the fans can be pretty bad.

  4. Jamal G. says:

    Fucking Rodriguezes, only delivering in April.

  5. Manimal says:

    I just looked up that 9 months ago yesturday, was the day The vizz had 2 wins in one day, Arod had a homerun that day and Shelly hit his first hr of his career. After a double header arod still had the energy to.. well you know.

    LOL thats an assumption though, when was the baby due?

  6. Tripp says:

    Does Arod go to the 3 day bereavement list?

    • matt k says:

      I asked that question last week. and the response i got was “he would have to be pretty upset about the birth of his daughter to go on that list”

      and he is only supposed to miss two days should be back thursday

    • Mike P says:

      He may not be too pleased with another kid. If the tabloids are right, who knowds how many he’s got already.

  7. Joey says:

    hip hip jorge

  8. Jamal G. says:

    Josh Beckett to miss tonight’s game due to stiff neck.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  9. Yankee1010 says:

    Olney discussed the trend of umpires calling more check swings as strikes. I would say that the Abreu 2nd strike was definitely more evidence of that.

  10. Link says:

    I kinda miss Contreras. lol.

  11. LBA Prequel says:

    A-Rod makes that play at third. Ensberg looked lost. “Which way did it go, George?” :p

    J/k, lol.

  12. Joey says:

    I already miss A-Rod’s “defensive prowess”! Dammit Ensberg

  13. Jamal G. says:

    CMW is throwing some gas, sitting 95-96 MPH on every sinker thus far.

  14. Jamal G. says:

    I’ve been thinking, instead of that slider that breaks off the plate, why don’t they (CMW & JoPo) try a back door slider? Knowing how his sinker stays straight then breaks in on RH, the fact that the slider would stay straight and break onto the plate instead of off the plate like the sinker, that would have hitters completely fooled.

  15. Jamal G. says:

    OWNED!

    And to LCF…

  16. Ben K. says:

    Giambi finally got a hit off of not-Mike Timlin!

  17. Joey says:

    wow… just wow

  18. E-ROC says:

    Wow, Giambi actually hit a baseball.

  19. Jamal G. says:

    What interesting note on Giambi, every one of his HRs have been in the LCF-CF range.

  20. Jamal G. says:

    Does the MLB allow this?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....be_to.html

    If they don’t I think it should be considered, give some more time to these organizations picking early to sign guys like Rick Porcello and Erick Hosmer (please Scott Boras, you SOB demand a crazy contract, please!)

    • Joey says:

      don’t think so, seeing as how they don’t allow you to trade picks to begin with. Then again, I don’t know why I’m responding, I have no freakin idea

  21. Chip says:

    Yeah it’s nice to see him hit the other way

  22. Jamal G. says:

    Paul O’ Neill is really sounding like a douche.

    Michael Kay: Did you know that your teammates talked LaTroy hawkins out of wearing the number?

    Paul O’Neill: No, thanks guys.

  23. Jamal G. says:

    Elevated sinkers suck.

  24. Newman says:

    Wang looks awful

  25. Newman says:

    Looks like it could be an Ohlie night…again

  26. Jamal G. says:

    Only one changeup thus far for CMW. Strike 1 to Swisher in this PA.

  27. Newman says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen that before

  28. Pedro says:

    Once again, 0-2 and can’t put the guy away. Let it get to a full count, horrible.

  29. Jamal G. says:

    Jesus, why can’t anyone hold a lead against Boston.

  30. Jamal G. says:

    Lmao, didn’t even realize that was a K.

  31. Joey says:

    wow, what a swing!

  32. Ivan says:

    Thatt’s something you don’t see everyday.

  33. Newman says:

    Another terrible pitch to O-Cab, middle up, got away with that one. Wanger needs to start throwing better 2 strike pitches

    • Yankee1010 says:

      I’m as big a Wang fan as anyone, but throwing an 0-2 pitch down the middle, to Uribe of all people, is indefensible.

      We can calm down though because it’s not like that’s a pattern of Wang’s.

      I’m feeling confident about the Yanks in this game.

  34. E-ROC says:

    Is Wang “too strong” today? Looks like it to me.

    • Jamal G. says:

      I don’t think it’s the sinker that’s the issue. He’s getting ahead of hitters, he’s throwing strikes, just can’t finish off the AB. The slider just looks inconsistent today. It either breaks too much where the hitters need not chase or it hangs over the middle a la Juan Uribe and Orlando Cabrera.

  35. Pedro says:

    That was a good play. I thought he was going to miss it.

  36. Yankee1010 says:

    Montero just hit a HR. He’s 2-3 tonight. Who isn’t excited about that kid wearing pinstripes in 3-4 years?

  37. LBA Prequel says:

    Matsui! Thank God he’s still on our team.

  38. Jamal G. says:

    Hideki Matsui for Johnathan Sanchez eh?

  39. Newman says:

    Quick inning here from Mr. Wang, come on now

  40. Ivan says:

    You know, I knew the ChiSox broadcast guys are homers but just listening to them is agonizing. They are by far the biggest homers in sports.

    • Jamal G. says:

      It’s Chicago, although its a bigger market than most they take pride in their homerism.

      Plus, is there any better HR call than “YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOAAAAARRRRRRD….YESSSSSSSSS!”?

      • Guiseppe Franco says:

        I don’t mind homer announcers, but Hawk Harrelson is the worst broadcaster in MLB. It’s not even close.

    • Newman says:

      Come on Pauly, come on…get up, get up get up…you can put it on the boooooooooooooooooooooooaaard, YYYYYYYYYEEESS!!!!

      • Yankee1010 says:

        God, Ivan, I’m so sorry you have to listen to them. It’s hard to explain to people who haven’t heard them before. It’s completely unbelievable. I have friends who are White Sox fans and they just can’t stand them. It’s completley ridiculous.

  41. Jamal G. says:

    That pitched broke like three different times, nasty.

  42. Ivan says:

    Nah, to me one of personal favs was when Bonds hits a hr and the guys say

    Bonds hits it Hiiigh……..Deeeep…….and outta here.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Yeah, I love that call. Definitely tops in my book. What is that guy’s name?

      • Mike A. says:

        Duane Kuiper. He and Mike Krukow are the best announcing tandem in the game. That was one of the best parts of the 2+ years I lived in northern CA.

        Bonds hits is high … heeeee hiiiiiits it deeeep … he hits it ….OUUUUTTTTAA HEEERE!!!

        Ah, memories.

  43. Pedro says:

    Wang’s pitches on gameday are all waist high or higher

    • Yankee1010 says:

      It’s certainly not a vintage Wang outing. He is still showing flashes of that dominant sinker. I just wonder if they’re trying to mix things up too much.

  44. Ivan says:

    Now when I heard vin Scully did his games on Tv, I was amaze yo. I mean I knew he was good but just listening to him is just phenonmenal. Especially when you listen to guys like Kay and Sterling.

  45. Pedro says:

    Chien Ming Double, gotta love those pitches down the middle.

  46. Jamal G. says:

    Changeup has looked good thus far.

  47. Jamal G. says:

    That hit was just nasty. LCF 2B, swet.

  48. Ivan says:

    Cano doing his thing

  49. Jamal G. says:

    That hit was just nasty. LCF 2B, sweet.

  50. Joey says:

    wow Robbie and Giambi get hits in the same game? Well at least we know Robbie would break out of his slump eventually

  51. Jamal G. says:

    He nearly got jammed on that swing and he still almost got it to the warning track, that’s some power.

  52. LBA Prequel says:

    Giambi: “Aww, batting outside makes me a sad panda!”

    Seriously, wtf?

  53. Joey says:

    can you guys tell I’m watching on MLB.tv? I’m calling everything 5 minutes after you guys. lol

  54. Jamal G. says:

    Didn’t Michael Kay tell this story the very last game?

  55. Come on Leche. Big two out hit here!

  56. Yankee1010 says:

    Yes, Giambi finally went the other way and hit a HR in his first at-bat. But it figures that when the situation called for at the very least a ground ball to the right side to advance Cano, this would be the time he didn’t do it.

    • Jamal G. says:

      You have got to be kidding me. The very next plate appearance, are you serious?

      Why do some of you hate Jason Giambi? It’s like it pleasures you when he fails, he still is a Yankee. Aren’t we supposed to be rooting for him?

      • LBA Prequel says:

        It’s not that I want him to fail; rather, I simply expect him to. When he does well, I am pleasantly surprised.

        I just wish we could take the “surprise” out of the equation, and make it happen more often.

  57. Jamal G. says:

    No hit there but yet again Melky works another full count. You have got to be amazed at his improved plate discipline and vision.

  58. Pedro says:

    Come on Melky! This is getting old, it’s always the same pitch. Hold your bat, at least once.

    • Yankee1010 says:

      Um, Pedro, he definitely held his swing. Do you really think he went? Then you and the 3B umpired can have a grand old time as the only 2 people who think he did.

      • Pedro says:

        No, I don’t think he did, I only think he shouldn’t be fooled at that pitch yet again. He’s been fooled by that pitch his whole career.

  59. Yankee1010 says:

    Fucking absurd call on Melky’s check swing. If the rule is, “if he moves his arms, it’s a swing”, fine, that was a swing. Good work, MLB umpires. Paging Sandy Alderson …

  60. Jamal G. says:

    That quick inning was so needed.

  61. Jamal G. says:

    Looks like CC is righting the ship. Jon Heyman is a tool.

  62. Yankee1010 says:

    Coney, I love you, but citing Vazquez as a “veteran” with respect to Chicago’s 2005 World Series run shows that maybe you should brush up a little. Vazquez was a D-Back in 2005.

  63. I know this a bit off topic, but man, what a night to watch TV. You have the Yanks on, Suns-Spurs (game 2), and all the coverage you can take on the Pennsylvania primary.

    I won’t get a clean sweep tonight (Hillary won) but hopefully the Yanks and Suns can close it out in the “W” column.

  64. Jamal G. says:

    After that GB by Swisher, Wang has a 3:2 GB:FB ratio, so it looks like he’s improving.

  65. Cabrera smoked that ball…got to be careful to Thome here.

  66. I mean seriously, could you expect Tim Duncan to hit that 3 again anytime in his life?

  67. Dammit. Konerko, of all people (he of the under .200 batting average), is killing the Yanks today.

  68. Pedro says:

    Here we go, another double. This is just horrible.

  69. Jamal G. says:

    Bruce Bowen fails.

  70. Jamal G. says:

    Shaq and Duncan going all Clemens and Schilling circa November 2001.

  71. Man, the Yanks really lack power right now. I mean other than Arod and Matsui, is there anyone with 30 home run potential in this lineup?

  72. LBA Prequel says:

    Matsui gets hit in a sensitive area. 3 game suspension for Contreras!

  73. BigBlueAL says:

    early panic statement, this could be a very LONG week.

  74. Jamal G. says:

    Sorry for all the BBall comments but Amare just owned Duncan down low.

  75. Pedro says:

    Jose Contreras pitching right? Can’t be. The guy pitching just looks so dominant

  76. Yankee1010 says:

    The biggest problem right now is obviously the offense. Once it starts clkicking like it should, I think a lot of people will settle down. It will also benefit Hughes and Kennedy. It would be nice for them to pitch with a little run support.

  77. Joey says:

    Flyers win in OT, what a freakin game. Excellent excellent game (and I strongly dislike Philly)

    • BigBlueAL says:

      so who do the Rangers play i next round??? Canadians???

      • Yankee1010 says:

        Penguins. And Sid the Kid flopping and diving like a bitch.

        • BigBlueAL says:

          sorry, not a hockey fan at all, but will follow Rangers as long as they r in (i do know that Crosby is a beast though)

      • Joey says:

        Penguins. I say Pens in 6

        • Yankee1010 says:

          The Rangers took care of the season series with the refs giving the Pens their pussy penalties. If you assume it will tighten up just a little in the playoffs, the good guys should take it.

          • Joey says:

            I can’t root for the Rangers anymore because, well, Dolan is a moron, and they screwed my Jets (yes, I’m a Yanks-Jets fan) out of getting the stadium in Manhattan. I am a huge hockey fan, and well, the Pens are just the better team. Chris Drury has been my favorite player since he was on the Avs, all guts, but I don’t see the Rangers beating them unless they play physically all game, which I don’t see.

            The refs have been great all playoffs for all series, and Crosby doesn’t flop that much, actually hasn’t since he got blasted by vets in the beginning of the season. He is the future of the league along with Ovie and Malkin, and he won’t be doing any of the shit when it projects on the league. I just plain like the Pens over the Rangers, but if the Rangers won it wouldn’t be the first time a lesser team beat the better in the playoffs

  78. What channel is hockey on? I can’t find it for anything. Not that I’m looking that hard though. Need Wang to get us back in the dugout quickly.

  79. Jamal G. says:

    CMW really mixing up the pitches this time through the order, only one sinker to Carlos Quentin.

  80. Geez, Ensberg. What the hell was that? Put the baby down and fly back Alex.

  81. Gotta run fellas. Nice chatting with you.

  82. E-ROC says:

    I take it that Ensberg has been a butcher at 3rd base tonight.

  83. Jamal G. says:

    Still sitting 94-96 after 100+ pitches, damn CMW is a horse.

  84. Joey says:

    wtf is with these white sox announcers? 1st guy: “And Wang can’t get it!” Other guy: “hahaha, yes!”

  85. nmc says:

    Sorry if someone said this already, but jesus.. People say John Sterling is a homer, but listening to these fucking WS tv announcers is intolerable. They actually laughed when Wang missed that grounder, a giddy little laugh like they got lucky. THey also say things like “we need some hits here,” etc. i fucking hate them.

    sorry for language. :(

  86. E-ROC says:

    Isn’t Joe Morgan callig the game tomorrow?

  87. Manimal says:

    Another single robbed from the shift. Seriously, I give him credit for hitting one out to the left side but Jesus, open up a little and practice getting the ball on the bat without extending your arms like Inspector Gadget.

  88. Jamal G. says:

    Buck Showalter made a list of “true” Ace starters and he put John lackey on that list but left out CMW.

  89. Manimal says:

    God I love Ozzie but somehow I couldn’t see him wearing a yankee uniform, lets just say he wouldn’t cooperate with Hank.

  90. E-ROC says:

    I will never name my child “Boone” as a first name.

  91. Manimal says:

    Come on Captain Clutch!

  92. Jamal G. says:

    Come on, CMW deserves a W here.

  93. Manimal says:

    Papelbon just hit 100 on the gun… since when!??!

  94. Link says:

    ex-Yankee pitcher convention.

  95. Link says:

    Captain Clutch!

  96. Manimal says:

    Damn the yanks have beastly numbers with bases loaded.

  97. Manimal says:

    BOBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grand salami!

  98. Casper says:

    Good work, Candy-Eater.

  99. Smitt Dog says:

    BOBBY!

  100. LBA Prequel says:

    Holy sh*t! Bobby F’n Abreu! Tear up those deportation documents, our favorite son has come home! :D

  101. nmc says:

    That’s the Dotel we love! Welcome to Chicago!

  102. Mike R. says:

    Thank God for Bobby!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. Link says:

    Melky and Abreu need to give Giambi some lessons about the merits of going to the opposite field.

  104. Manimal says:

    The other pitcher’s reaction was freaking priceless.

  105. Jon says:

    For those watching mlb.tv how beautiful was the silence of the announcers on that homer?

    • Casper says:

      Ugh, I lived in Chicago from 02-05… The TV announcers for the Sox are putrid.

    • Casper says:

      Put it on the boarrrrrrrrrrrd, YES.

    • Joey says:

      the greatest thing I’ve heard since the silence of the mute button on Joe Morgan the last ESPN game

      • Casper says:

        Dude… Ok it’s a little old to be picking on Joe at this point… But seriously… You cannot mute Joe Morgan. He’s from another planet, it’s priceless.

        • Joey says:

          I know, Mike compared it to morbid curiosity after a car crash. You know it’s bad but you have to look. But if I ever saw him on the street I don’t think I’d be able to be accountable for my actions (and I’m pretty sure anyone that knows baseball can back me up)

          • Casper says:

            Morgan does much more to hurt his cause than he does to help it… He’s the figurehead clown. I say we enjoy the Morgan while we have the Morgan. Someday you’ll tell your grandkids about listening to him.

  106. Jamal G. says:

    I don’t like it how announcers are always making little snide remarks about Latino managers speaking Spanish to their Latino players on the mound or in the dugout.

  107. Joey says:

    Girardi better give Bobby a candy bar for that

  108. Dear Bobbie,

    I am glad we picked up your option. Please enjoy this fine bottle of champagne and complementary Baby Ruth bar.

    Kind Regards,
    -Brian

  109. Man, every time I see Jorge Posada I’m reminded of how much he looks like the sloth from Ice Age.

  110. E-ROC says:

    Traber, Traber, Traber!

  111. Ivan says:

    The Yankees haven’t had a good lefty since Mike Stanton, and that was 7 years ago.

    • Manimal says:

      reliever*

      You can’t honestly think Pettitte is a bad pitcher.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      it really is amazing how we cant get a decent lefty out of the pen, its freakin ridiculous. teams all over baseball pick up scrub lefties and get good seasons out of them, and we just cant seem to do so. i like what ive seen from Traber, but LH so far r 5 for 15, and tonight with a 3-run lead and nobody on he freakin walks Thome.

  112. Jamal G. says:

    Why is it that people in the media ALWAYS disregard the farm system when taking about Joba’s replacement in the bullpen?

    And no Paul O’Neill, he has not been a two pitch pitcher out of the bullpen. He has frequented his plus curveball in his appearances this year.

    • Manimal says:

      not really, he pulled it out once last year(vs. lowell I believe it was) a little bit more this year but he was just emphasizing how he has only needed his fast ball and slider to get most of his outs.

  113. BigBlueAL says:

    cant stand the fucking walks from the bullpen

  114. E-ROC says:

    Here come the walks.

  115. Newman says:

    Gotta make that play

  116. Manimal says:

    How the fuck did bruney just fall.

  117. Newman says:

    JOBAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  118. Manimal says:

    Great move by Joe Girardi, I think he finally has a feeling for this team.

    • Dave P. says:

      The question is why the fuck did he not start the inning?

      • Manimal says:

        He pitched in Baltimore, why pitch Joba for 2 innings in a 3 run game when Bruney has been pretty reliable.

      • Jamal G. says:

        Because like it or not, Joba is going to the rotation so therefore guys have to be tested in these situations. Right now Bruney is the leading candidate.

      • Mike R. says:

        and the fact that we had a three run lead and it was the seventh inning. Why stretch Joba for two if it isn’t necessary? If he only pitched the eighth he would have been available tomorrow.

  119. BigBlueAL says:

    great way of showing faith in Bruney. now dont get me wrong, id bring in Joba now too…..

  120. Manimal says:

    Why is it so slow today? Fasterfox, a firefox extension, has it loading at 16.672 seconds…

  121. E-ROC says:

    Let’s not play with fire. Go Joba!

  122. Manimal says:

    WOAH, Joe blowing some steam.

  123. Manimal says:

    Watch joba give up a sac fly just to get even with bruney.

  124. Manimal says:

    Joba is nastier than ever.

  125. Jamal G. says:

    YES’ gun is really slow. They had Joba’s heat at 95 in the Carlos Quentin AB when Gameday had it at 99.

  126. Manimal says:

    Gameday has him at 99, YES has him at 94… 3-2 bases juiced.

  127. Jamal G. says:

    Joba hit 99 on all but three of his heaters (97, 98 and 100). Nasty.

  128. Manimal says:

    That run goes to Traber? Poor Billy. Bruney and Joba’s era remain filthy at 1.59 and 1.29 respectively.

  129. Jamal G. says:

    Chris Paul is the 2008 NBA MVP……if not for LeBron James.

    • Bruno says:

      Paul hands down.

      • Jamal G. says:

        You give David West, Tyson Chandler and Peja Stojakovic to LeBron James and you have the best team in the NBA.

        • Bruno says:

          LeBron is in a class by himself, no doubt. In the playoffs he’s got that killer instinct that Jordan had. However, MVP is a regular season award. Cavs 4 in the East? LeBron should’ve had them battling Boston. Paul took NO from nowhere to 2nd, almost 1st, by himself.

      • Jamal G. says:

        Granted, I would not say it’s hands downs LeBron but I still say it’s LBJ for MVP.

        Anyone who says Kobe is like saying Joba should stay in the bullpen…for his career.

    • E-ROC says:

      I think it’s Kobe.

      • Bruno says:

        Kobe? No. Wrong. Lakers were crap with Kobe and no big man. They weren’t “contenders” until they stole Gasol.

        • E-ROC says:

          The Lakers have been contending all season. They were in first place when before Bynum went down. When you lose your second best player, good things don’t happen. So the gm got a big man to compliment Kobe. If the Hornets finished first, then I would give the MVP to Paul, but they didn’t. They had a chance to make that happen but didn’t.

      • Jamal G. says:

        How can it be Kobe when LeBron takes a 10th plcae Cavs team (if not for him) to the 4th seed in the playoffs? LeBron also beats out Kobe in PPG, APG, RPG, FG%, Efficiency, STLPG (tied with Kobe for steals) and BLKPG.

        No contest. The argument is for LeBron James vs. Chris Paul.

        • Ivan says:

          It’s Kobe in my opinion. Hey Kobe played with guys like smush parker and kwame brown and still took his team to the playoffs.

        • Ivan says:

          Plus, Kobe carried his team with all the injuries to Bynum and Gasol and had the top record in the west when it was considered by many the toughest confrence of all time.

          Plus, the lakers one of the tougher teams without gasol or before he got there.

          Lebron had a great year, but if they didn’t give the MVP to kobe two years ago, they shouldn’t give it to Lebron

          If Paul get it, I can live with it.

          but as a kobe fan, give the guy a break, they gave it too dirk and gave it to nash, please give to kobe or at least paul.

        • E-ROC says:

          Kobe’s team finished first in the Bestern Conference.

  130. Bruno says:

    OMG Cano walked

  131. Manimal says:

    Michael Kay actually said something smart. About Joba being an Ace and Wang being a good pitcher with Good numbers.

  132. Manimal says:

    You guys got it all wrong, KG for MVP, He brought the Celtics from nobody’s to somebody’s.

  133. BigBlueAL says:

    WTF!!! Damon goin boom off a hard-throwing lefty!!!!! i wander if Giambi was watching…….

  134. Mike R. says:

    That’s a huge HR! That saves Joba for tomorrow.

  135. Mike R. says:

    It’s funny. Michael Kay was giving Damon and Giambi shit all show for not showing up at a voluntary early BP the Yanks had and both come out and hit homers.

  136. Manimal says:

    someone explain to me why he left joba in there. Is it a good move, sure. But it isn’t necessary.

    • Mike A. says:

      Agreed. Counting today, he’s pitched in 3 of the last 4 days after tending to is critically ill father. How about giving the kid a chance to catch his breath.

  137. Joey says:

    anybody else see that fat sleeping whitesox fan on camera for like 10 seconds? wtf? is that necessary?

  138. Bruno says:

    JOBA gets the save now right?

  139. E-ROC says:

    The weather is heating up as are the Yanks bats. Means the rest of the league is in trouble.

  140. RustyJohn says:

    McDougal looks like a meth addict.

  141. Jamal G. says:

    BTW, my post must have gotten magically erased or some shit because I don’t see how someone reading that can make the case for Kobe. So here it is again:

    “How can it be Kobe when LeBron takes a 10th plcae Cavs team (if not for him) to the 4th seed in the playoffs? LeBron also beats out Kobe in PPG, APG, RPG, FG%, Efficiency, STLPG (tied with Kobe for steals) and BLKPG.”

    LeBron’s two leading scorers were Zydrunus Illgauskas (14.1) and Daniel Gibson (10.4). Read that shit again, his two leading scorers over the regular season were Illgauskas and Gibson. Give me a break man, Kobe in no way earned the MVP over LeBron James or Chris Paul.

    • Mike R. says:

      Remember these are Sports Writers that vote for MVP. Kobe leads the league in gusto and giddyup and all that other BS those guys love.

      • Ivan says:

        Hey I like LeBron, but I am giving it to kobe for a couple reasons.

        I would give it to lebron if kobe won it two years ago when he had his sick year and had one of the better years since jordan in the western conference.

        now look it’s funny how everybody say how kobe had gasol but gasol didn’t have a better year than david west.

        Plus, Kobe was doing his thang with his team without gasol and with all the injuries to the team, he carried them Plus, he’s a better defender than both paul and james. To me kobe is my mvp, shit they gave it to dirk, and nash, please it give it to kobe or even paul who I wouldn’t mind if he won. Just don’t give it to Garnett.

  142. RustyJohn says:

    Do you think Billy Crystal would hit for a higher average than Giambi? Oh shit, Farnsworth

  143. Why, Girardi? Are you testing the Farnsworth Horizon? That way madness lies.

  144. RustyJohn says:

    Is there a line in Vegas on the odds that Farnsworth has a 1-2-3 inning?

  145. Jamal G. says:

    What asshole sits slider down 9-4 in the 9th?

    I hate AJ Pierzynski.

  146. RustyJohn says:

    Lol…unreal

  147. Dylan says:

    Farnsworth you are a horrible person.

  148. Jamal G. says:

    Wow, what a huge turnaround in the PHX/SA Game 2. SA now up 16 with 8:16 left in the 4th.

  149. RustyJohn says:

    Can someone teach Farnsworth how to take a little off and throw strikes?

  150. BigBlueAL says:

    You can put it on the board, YYYYYYYESSSSSSS!!!! Fuck U “Hawk” Harrelson!!!!!!

  151. Pedro says:

    Well, it’s safe to say Farnsworth is out of tomorrow’s game, so yeah, this was a good outing.

  152. Mike A. says:

    Bobby Abreu’s post game interviews have become must see TV.

    “Go-ahead grand slam sounds good, right Bobby?”

    “It is sound good.”

    Awesome. Almost as good as the time he said “they have some good pitching, they have Halladay, the guy from yesterday, the guy from today.”

  153. Jamal G. says:

    CMW had ZERO Wins in April 2007 and still finished with 19, he now has a chance for Win #5 on Sunday @ Cleveland in his final April start of the season.

  154. Dear Kyle,

    We hate you.

    Signed,
    -Everyone.

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