May
31

Game 55: Ending May on a good note

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The Yanks came into May after a sub-par April. They were 14-15 to start the month and were facing questions about the team. Phil Hughes had gone down; A-Rod had gone down; Jorge Posada had gone down. Things were not looking good.

With all of that baggage, May was a bit of a rocky month for the Yankees, and as recently as nine days ago, the Yanks were facing a very bad month. They were 20-25, and the season was on the precipice of slipping away. But the tide has seemingly turned, and the Yanks find themselves 7-2 over their last nine games.

So here we are on the last day of May, and the Yanks are looking to improve on their April record. They sit at 27-27 and, obviously, need a win tonight to move over .500 for the first time since the end of play on May 5.

The man on the mound is the one you want pitching in search of that win. Chien-Ming Wang, 6-2 with a 3.82 ERA, gets the ball today. He is winless since May 2 and could really use a solid start today. In his career on artificial turf, Wang is 7-3 with a 4.52 ERA. He’s allowed 90 hits in 75.2 innings, a product of his extreme ground ball tendencies. Opponents slug .059 higher off Wang on turf than on grass.

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

Wang P

Game Notes: I hate Saturday evening games. They should be outlawed. What’s wrong with playing a regular afternoon game?…The Yanks will call up a long reliever on Tuesday to shadow Joba’s first few starts. As PeteAbe speculates, Jeff Karstens will probably get the call because he’s on the 40-man roster and is a better option than Kei Igawa.

Categories : Game Threads
  • whozat

    I really hope it’s Giese. It’s not like Karstens actually did that great in the spring, or has done that great since. But, I have this weird feeling that Girardi wanted Karstens as his long man all along for some reason, and now that he can have him, he wants him. Despite the fact that Rasner could have helped A LOT as the long man early on, and Giese is pitching WAY better than Karstens right now.

    I’m kind of hoping that that whole idea of good performance earning you a shot will actually turn out to have been more than lip service.

    Can’t they pass Igawa through waivers to get him off the 40-man? If no one takes him, they assign his contract to AAA. If someone does, the claimant assumes his whole contract. And that’s not so bad.

    • mustang

      I hope it’s Giese too.
      Wow. 5th inning only 15 comments slow day at RAB.

      • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        they took Karstens out after 4 and 66 pit. so it’s probably him

        Ugh. If only he could find his 2006 form…

        • whozat

          His 2006 form was mostly smoke and mirrors. A combo of a honeymoon period, pitching in big ballparks, and against lineups without much power. I always liked Rasner more.

          • A.D.

            Karstens at best would be a #5 starter in the NL

            I’d rather see Guise or White

  • mehmattski

    Hey, at least with a Saturday evening game, the rest of the country can actually watch the game with either mlb.tv or Extra Innings, packages for which we paid $150.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Johnathan Broxton put me in a bad mood.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    “What’s wrong with playing a regular afternoon game?”

    Living in Charleston for the Riverdogs keeps me from catching virtually any saturday game(on extra innings) so im fine with a Saturday night game once and a while. At least i can DVR it and watch it later.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    The Boof, the Boof, the Boof is on fire.

    Sorry…

  • Brett

    I’d be amazingly impressed if any one claimed Kei, mostly based on financial reasons. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if he was one of those guys that sucked in NY and was great elsewhere.

  • A.D.

    Wang needs to tighten up and stop bleeding runs

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Francisco Liriano is pitching against our own Triple-A Yankees. In 5IP thus far he has 5K, 3H, 1BB and 1ER.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      RBI from Eric Duncan. I think he’s poised for a resurgence some time soon.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        I’ve been saying that for years.

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          lol. hopefully it actually happens.

  • nmc

    Wang needs to get the ball down. Everything up in the damn zone…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Silly little Lamb.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    What do you guys think of the Yankees’ Mock Draft on John Sickel’s minorleagueball.com?

    28) NY Yankees: Zach Collier, OF, California HS
    44) Yankees: Anthony Ferrara, LHP, Florida HS
    75) Yankees: Ricky Oropesa, 1B, California HS
    106) Yankees: Ryan Westmoreland, P-OF, Rhode Island HS
    140) Yankees: Keith Landers, LHP, Massachusetts HS
    170) Yankees: Danny Ortiz, OF, Puerto Rico HS

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Keith Collins and I did the draft, if I may say, and we drafted the best young talent we could that was till there.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        You guys confused me a bit, you said that you would have taken Allan Dykstra if he was available but he was available when you guys were up picking in the first and supplemental rounds and you passed on him twice.

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          what happened was that Keith’s computer was acting up and he told me to make the pick. we were just talking about Ferrara so in a dumb mistake I typed in Ferrara instead of Dykstra. I soon realized the error so I tried to correct but it was too late; the dreaded Sox took Dykstra with the next pick. But I’m alright with that, because I’m very high on Oropesa.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

            Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up. I can’t comment on the draft because outside of the obvious names I’m pretty ignorant on the talent in the amateur pool.

            Can you give a little rundown on Mr. Oropesa?

            • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

              6’2, 215; B: L, T: R; inconsistent contact ability, plus plus raw power (hasn’t really shown it in games yet), good enough instincts to steal bases, but still 1Bman speed, good footwork & decent hands, questionable range, well-built physically. Likely ends up at 1B.

              http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/.....nt=oropesa

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I’m going to talk about it tomorrow, and also post who I would have taken at each spot (I stopped paying attention after the 3rd round though).

  • whozat

    I can’t believe he’s walked Casilla three times. That’s just horrible. The guy’s a slap hitting middle infielder, and he’s afraid to come at him? And it’s not like he’s got a great eye or anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    MLB.com has free, live look-ins of Manny’s ABs. He’s up right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Line-out to Jay Payton.

  • Will

    I’m sick of that Ford Edge commercial.

    Jeter? He has as edge.

    • mustang

      I second that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Lmao, was Jose Veras about to do some Kung-Fu on a foul ball?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Jose Molina sure has a flare for the dramatic doesn’t he?

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    oh its so fun watching Giambi hustle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    The way the Yankees have been playing really make that Game 2 loss in Baltimore hurt that much more.

    • mustang

      You called 21 or 22 wins in the 35 games between the two subways series I’m thinking 24 or 25 they are on a roll.

  • mustang

    I criticize Cashman for lots of moves, but the Molina pick was great.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Poor Jesse Crain. He’s a shell of his former self post-shoulder surgery.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      he was such a good prospect before. *sighs wistfully…*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    People always moan and cry about the Yankees being an old team but I have to ask, how many teams in MLB have the 1-4 hitters in their lineup with the potential of stealing 20+ bases?

    • Realist

      Good point and I believe that is an awesome weapon…..plus the ability to hit and run…Both ways, which they all also posses :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Manny Ramirez is up again, MLB.com has the free look-in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Congratulations Manny Ramirez, always have been one of my favorite players.

  • mustang

    I had to go and open my big fucking mouth.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    looks must be deceiving b/c that looked pretty routine.

  • mustang

    Congrats,
    To Manny, but he still doesn’t play the game right.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Byebye scoreless streak.

  • doty

    put joba back in the bullpen now!!!!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Britton? Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    This is getting ridiculous.

  • nmc

    Fire Brian Cashman!!111!11 one

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Veras just owned Gomez.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Carlos Gomez got owned so bad in that AB.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Wilkins De La Rosa got his nine outs on six ground-outs and three strikeouts in a scoreless outing. Nice.

  • Nefarious jackson

    melky!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Gutsy call by Joe Mauer to go to the Slider after Joe Nathan spiked the last two.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I love it. Farnsworth vs the 3-4-5 hitters when a homer loses you the game…

  • Babe’s Ghost

    KKKK Kyle!

  • Nefarious jackson

    krazy kyle K’s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Kyle Farnsworth was 96-97MPH that whole inning outside of the first Fastball to Joe Mauer (94-MPH), who says his stuff can’t go back-to-back days?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    There’s nothing like taking the first two games in a four game series, come on!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Chris Britton? Hello? Will he ever fucking pitch???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That’s a great AB by Alex Rodriguez there, extra-innings game and you’re down 0-2 in the count but you still work a walk.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Oh come the fuck on A-Rod. You’re close enough at second. Shit.

    • NYFan50

      That was terrible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Dennys Reyes looks like one of the jolliest fat men I’ve ever seen.

  • Babe’s Ghost

    How is it that everyone and their brother seems to have a lefty to throw at us? Not just relievers but starters too. Granted we’ve got Andy and some guys who get lefties out… but I find it kind of mystifying…

    Also we’re really missing Po’s bat to discourage them from piling on lefties and just pitching around Arod.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    Kyle again?

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      Ugh, Ohllie. At least it’s not the meat of the order.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    If they leave Ohlie in for more than one inning, this game is a lost cause.

    Free Chris Britton!

    (and why would you ever throw anything near the strike zone to Delmon Young, he man swings at everything)

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Holy Schnikees. Thank goodness for the Hefty Monster in RF.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    nice job Ross…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    WTF?!?!?! Intentionally walking Nick fucking Punto!!! His career OPS+ is 70!!! WTF???? We don’t walk Manny in a big spot, but Nick Punto, yeah, let’s not pitch to him.

    • Ivan

      it worked

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I guess Joe G. must be thinking he wants that Sinker diving down-and-in to the RHB which would jam him instead of having the Switch hitting Nick Punto being able to extend his arms against the Sinker diving away.

  • NYFan50

    What is wrong with Chris Britton that he’s never allowed to pitch? There must be something. Right?

    • Joey

      Pete says he thinks Britton kicked Girardi’s dog or something like that

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That was a great point by John Flaherty, Carlos Gomez has look like a punk bitch against the Slider tonight.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Sweet!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    How come whenever I try to do that to a bat, I end up on the floor in pain?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      You have to aim it on the thinnest part of the bat and drive the bat down instead of driving your thigh up. Also, make sure your hands are on the top of the bat so you can drive your hands down on the bat as the bat drives into your thigh.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Why thank you.

      • Babe’s Ghost

        It’s something the Mets spend extra time on in Spring Training.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Why not leave Dennys Reyes into face Jason Giambi and Robinson Cano?

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    does girardi not understand that ohlendorf is now a 1 INNING GUY???

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Well, the alternatives are Chris Britton or Mariano Rivera, and who would want them in a game?

  • whozat

    Wait…he DIDN’T offer?

    K.

    So, apparently Karstens left the game with groin tightness…so, PLEASE let it be Giese and not Igawa. They have guys they can put on teh 60-day.

    and WHY won’t they throw strikes to this guy? WHY?!?!

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    apparently Girardi didn’t notice Ohlie just got out of that last inning. Or that Ohlie has sucked beyond his first inning all year.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    someone tell me that casilla bastard won’t walk four times…

  • whozat

    Yah…I’m pretty sure I feel better about Britton than Ollie’s 2nd inning.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    this is where not having a LOOGY hurts…

    • Ivan

      you mean’t not having a good loogy hurts

    • whozat

      Not having a LOOGY hurts when you need 6 innings out of your pen?

  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    i’m watching on Gameday. are they even trying?

    Melky singles (nice!), damon cant lay down a fucking bunt and GDPs!

    Arod walks, steals 2nd (nice!) and gets greedy trying to steal 3rd with our best hitter up. wtf?

    and ohlie is clearly out of his element going more than one inning.

  • Ivan

    I live with ollie pitching one more inning. Anything over that to me is not good

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Same.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Joe Girardi is clueless, I swear. His bullpen usage is minimally better than Torre’s, almost negligibly.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    next time Cashman is on Kay’s radio show, Kay should ask him why Britton doesn’t pitch. I mean this is a fucking crime here.

    • Jeremy

      Kay is an organization man. Maybe those jerkoffs at MMD should ask or Peter Abraham. No one asks. Kay isn’t going to ask.

      • whozat

        MMD always say they’re going to take Cash or Girardi to task…and then they lob softballs and ask questions that everyone knows the answer to (“Joba? To the rotation? Really Cash? But the 8th is so important!”)

        I hate that. I mean…you know that all Girardi will say is “well, we feel that Hawkins has that late inning experience, gives us the best chance to win.” Or some similar non-answer. But at least ask the question.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    well this one will be over soon..

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    where did his splitter from last year go? and his sinker?

  • Jeremy

    I do not get the Britton thing. I do not get why no one is asking about it. Pete Abe eludes to it but never asks. What the F is going on with Chris Britton?

    I think Girardi is, overall, a thinking manager but sometimes it’s like WTF was that?

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    is it just me or whenever they show Girardi in these late game situations where the bullpen is giving up the game he just has this ‘I don’t give a f ‘ look on his face?

    • Jeremy

      I think it’s you…I think he clamps down his jaw or something so he doesn’t throw something.

      Torre used to sleep so just being awake is a vast improvement.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Way to load the gun Melk. Nice job tracking down that ball and getting himself in a position to throw.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, not for nothing but if we get out of this inning, that play by Melky Cabrera will be one of the main factors. Good shit.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    phew. I can see Cuddy giving us a DP. Inning over yet?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Is Ohlendorf growing a mustache too? This team is going to be spending their off-the-field time at the local disco pretty soon.

    • Jeremy

      White Saturday Night Fever suits for all!!!

  • Jeremy

    Not for nothing but I was driving home listening to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum on the radio and I heard Wang’s struggles and then they were doing a commercial in the middle of an at-bat. I thought to myself, “This night cannot end well.” I should have stayed out where I was.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    well alrighty then. lol…no complaints if Ohlie proves me wrong…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Look at Ross Ohlendorf hitting 97-MPH on pitch #37. Nice Slider Ohly.

  • Jeremy

    is it time for breakfast?

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    how ’bout a fastball high and away (in the zone)?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    This is some good shit from Ohlendorf. He’s not giving in, and he’s going right at them with his best stuff. Hit it if you can.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    LUCKY

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I want to see Mariano Rivera, we have toed the line long enough without our best pitcher in these extra-innings. If Chris Britton or LaTroy Hawkins give it up later on, so be it.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Word.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    The Twins have a funny commercial with Delmon Young consulting Oliva, Killebrew and Carew for hitting advice….cute

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      I think he needs it.

  • Jeremy

    how are the twinkies doing on relievers?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Heh, as Ohlendorf was walking off the field, he pounded his fist into his glove and yelled “That’s how we roll at Princeton, WHAT!”

    Not really, but that would be awesome.

    • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      LOL

    • A.D.

      My friend went to HS with him, apparently he was redic at EVERYTHING

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LaTroy hawkins, please don’t give it up in the 12th. Yankees, please score a run so we don’t have to see Hawkins.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Is it just me or does Melky have one of the ugliest swings lol…

  • A.D.

    Why is Hawkins warming up over Britton?

    • Jeremy

      chris britton does not exist. He is a figment of your imagination.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Why? Why why why why why does every damn Yankee manager steadfastly refuse to let Chris Britton pitch in a game? Why?

    • Jeremy

      The blogosphere really needs to start getting loud about this Britton thing. enough is enough.

    • A.D.

      It makes no sense Britton has a career ERA just over 3, so he gets it done

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Alright Mofos, lets get something going!

    • Jeremy

      Hello mofo

  • Ivan

    With Damon on first if I was the yankees I would try to let Damon steal a base or do a hit and run here.

  • BigBlueAL

    Its not as much as Why not Britton, its more like Why the fuck Hawkins!!!!!!

    • Jeremy

      It’s both really. Maybe Girardi figures LaTroy will get everyone to bed at a decent hour.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    If Mariano isn’t warming up right now then he must be unavailable tonight, damn.

    • A.D.

      He should be available

    • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      Mo’s warming up now Jamal :) hurray…

    • whozat

      I think that he’s pitched so much lately that you don’t get him up until you’re winning. Or maybe going to be winning :-)

      Like right now.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    It’s only Hawkins, Briiton and Rivera left in the bullpen from what I can tell the Twins are down to the end of their available relievers…

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    My guess is that it’s his weight (275). He’s the 4th heaviest player in baseball, and the 3 ahead of him (Sabathia, Broxon, and Jenks) are way better than he is. So I guess they’re saying condition or we don’t play you. And so it is.

    Watch as Britton goes down tomorrow for Giese.

    • Jeremy

      That actually makes sense. Bruney slimmed down (damn I wish he would come back). I hope the time off doesn’t make him balloon again.

      If it’s really his weight then he needs to shape up. Damn.

    • whozat

      Then leave him at AAA. Bring up someone you WILL play.

      He’ll go down for the long man, I’m sure of it.

      Is Joe praying with the ump?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      What was Billy Beane’s line in Moneyball, we’re not selling swimsuits here?

    • A.D.

      I mean I get that, but the main thing is effectiveness and winning games, heavy or not Britton is effective

  • Ivan

    Lets Go

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Any thoughts on why Joe Mauer and the Twins like to call multiple pitching signs with a runner on First Base?

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Captain Clutch!

  • BigBlueAL

    Praise the Lord!!!!

  • A.D.

    Yes we will see Rivera instead of Hawkins

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    and there we go! nice job Bobby!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Venezuela FTW!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    There ya go, money in the bank. Get the Sandman up, then I can start drinkin’ til I can’t feel feelings anymore.

    • Jeremy

      LOL

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      haha LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I hate being 19, drinks are never guaranteed when I go out :(

      BTW, anybody know a great remedy for a scratchy throat and stuffy nose? Dealing with those things suck.

      • whozat

        Bedrest and OJ :-)

        I also have had good experiences with those cold-eeze cough drops. They have zinc in them. They taste gross, but if I’m just a little under the weather a couple of those in a day and a good night’s sleep helps.

      • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        Allegra-D and Nasonex. They always work on me.

        • whozat

          Oh, I hate the sprays. I take Allegra-D every single day, though. Or Zyrtec-D. Only help my allergies, not exisiting congestion.

          BOO. I wanted more runs, jason.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          Gracias, you too whozat.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Crack will certainly open up your nasal passages. ;)

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          who needs drugs watching this game and listening to “Stairway to Heaven” (like me)?

      • A.D.

        Alcohol, rarely do you find yourself worrying about/feeling those things when your drunk

  • Ivan

    Abreu with the clutch hit. Now Hawkins sit ya ass down.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    wow that was a nice catch…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, 18-1, OWNED!

  • whozat

    Matsui’s average is higher than Jeter’s OBP. Melky’s too.

    • BigBlueAL

      Not to mention Molina, Duncan, Cano just to name a few.

      • whozat

        Yeah, but with Jeter it’s actually surprising.

        • BigBlueAL

          Very true.

  • gxpanos

    michael kay…seriously now, with the randy moss crap. it’s getting to the point where he’s gonna start making kids NOT yankee fans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, how in the fuck did the HP ump call that 2-1 pitch a Ball after calling that 2-0 pitch a Strike? Payback much?

    • whozat

      You miss your spots, you don’t get the calls.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Bass pitched 2 innings last night so we’ll see if we can break this thing open…

    • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      never mind lol.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Jay Bruce went 3 for 5 with a walk-off homer today. Holy crap.

    • whozat

      I can’t believe they thought Corey Patterson was a good idea. Mindboggling.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        They=Dusty Baker IMO. Heard that Corey Patterson was signed because he was friends with Baker.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn it.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Lamb thought that was strike 3 lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    BigBlue, you can’t tell me this HP ump doesn’t deserve a kick in the ass.

    • BigBlueAL

      i dont like to rip on umpires, but damn that pitch to Lamb was strike 3!!!!!!

      • BigBlueAL

        Actually, i read your comment about that pitch to Matsui, and yeah normally, ESPECIALLY with the 13-14 yo and high-school kids cause their location is off alot, when you throw the complete opposite of where the catcher is setup, it really is hard to call the pitch a strike. BUT when you hit the mitt perfect like that pitch to Lamb, i ring em up all day!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Just noticed, Betemit defensive replacement at 1b. Think this will become a pattern now??

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    nice defensive substitution! Yankees win…thhhheeee Yannkkees win

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Great win. Losing sucks, but losing in extra innings sucks even more.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Losing in extra innings at home is the worst.

  • A.D.

    Nice catch.

    Got to see what Ohlendorf can be capable of (with the breaking ptiches and Ks, not the rickity parts)

  • gxpanos

    phew!

  • Ivan

    This was a really good win.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    You know what this means.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RfYShImnW_c

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, I swore I just heard Bobby Abreu say “Cono” (pronounced Con-Yo), that means fuck in Spanish :P

    • Jeremy

      I think he said Cano…no?

  • Jeremy

    Betemit played some nasty defense. like that stuff.

    • BigBlueAL

      Considering he came up as a SS, he should play good D at any infield position.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Ross Ohlendorf, Player of the Game? Noice.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW. Just heard this on ESPN, only players of 500 hr club with a higher career avg than Manny r Ruth, Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx. Shit.

    • BigBlueAL

      Just showed Top 5 career avg in 500 hr club, Arod 5th!!!

  • Aaron(From Albany)

    WHY IS EVERYONE IN LOVE WITH BRITTON?

    and “Mike A.” -im confused, are you a Yankee fan? It seems like u dont watch the game and all u do is bitch and complain on this blog?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I’m not in love with Britton but I wonder why he doesn’t get to pitch when he’s here. I think it’s because he’s a big fatty. GI Joe doesn’t like big fatties.