Jun
03

Game 57: Just another night game in June

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I was under the impression that tonight’s Yankees-Blue Jays game was some sort of momentous game. But when I went to look at MLB.com, ESPN.com and all the New York news outlets, I couldn’t find anything out of the ordinary about today. It is yet another game in which the Yankees will aim to finish the day at .500. That’s getting old.

In real news, today’s a big day in Yankeeland for the 65-70 pitches that Joba throws will forever set the course of the universe. Will Hillary Clinton drop out of the Democratic race for president this week? Will gas prices continue to rise throughout the summer? Will the new Coen Brothers movie be as funny as it looks? All of these questions — and more — will be answered after Joba throws the Most Important 65 Pitches Ever Thrown.

Okay, okay. So maybe it’s not that big a deal. Maybe that is just step one in what is bound to be a process, but that’s the same as expecting Yankee fans to one day accept the fact that no team will go 162-0, that A-Rod won’t hit 1.000 with a 4.000 slugging and that no pitcher — outside of Mariano Rivera — is going to be perfect every time out.

For tonight, expect about four or five innings. Expect some Blue Jays hitters to be more patient than usual. Expect to see how Joba adjusts to pitching a game instead of pitching on adrenaline. Expect to see some secondary pitches. And expect — as Mike does — no less than two fist-pumps. Anything else would just be disappointing.

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Giambi 1B – His OPS of .910. Who saw that coming?
Cano 2B – Just take some pitches. Jeez.
Molina C
Cabrera CF

Number 62, Joba Chamberlain P

Game Notes: Dan Giese is up to fill in that long reliever role. A confused Chris Britton doesn’t understand why Scott Patterson is heading back to Scranton this time around.

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278 Comments»

  1. Hillary all the way baby! (Though I would vote for Obama if it came down to it)

  2. mustang says:

    Obama in 08.
    Do we really want to start this here.
    LOL

  3. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    Finally, a voice of reason amidst the din of idiocracy! Thank you, Ben K!

    2009 expectations:
    Joba: 33-0, 0.00 ERA, 543 K
    Phil: 33-0 0.00 ERA, 541 K
    IPK: 32-0-1, 0.49 ERA, 401 K
    CMW: 36-0, -2.00 ERA, 10 K, 5 perfect games
    C.C. Sabathia: 50-0, 829 K, 7 home runs hit
    J.B. Cox: 0.00 ERA, 162 holds
    Mo Rivera: 162 saves, 28 four-strikeout innings
    ARod: 74 homers, .407 BA, 193 RBI, 57 game hitting streak
    Jeter: no errors
    Yanks: 163-0-1 (extra two wins given for style points)

    • Ivan says:

      you also forgot they sweep the WS, each game was a shutout.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

        I’m anticipating all four WS games will be split squad exhibitions featuring our 40 man plus a few quality youngsters from our system, as the NL team will likely surrender (and fold).

        I’m also open to a scrimmage against the Cleveland Browns, however.

    • Mike P says:

      Can’t have have perfect games if Cox and Rivera get 162 holds and 162 saves. But otherwise, quite reasonable.

  4. Ivan says:

    Well this is it. The most overhyped debut for a starter ever. I hope Joba does great. I am expecting 4IP 2r’s and 5k’s. Is it me or Im I the only person who misses Phil Hughes right now?

    In other News, Homer Bailey will make his 08 deubt against the phils. Wish him the best and I still think he will be the best pitcher of the three young guys (Bailey, Cueto and Volquez)

    Lets sit back and enjoy the game.

  5. By the way its Game 57, not 58

  6. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, Mike has spawned a new word, Jobanian, instant rival to “Jeterian”.

  7. Jamal G. says:

    So, uhh, when the fuck is this game going to start already!?

  8. Joey says:

    Harlan in tha HOUSE!

  9. bostonsucks@life says:

    This is like christmas when I was 10 I’m that excited,
    Comeon JOBA shut shit down.

  10. Jamal G. says:

    Why are people in middle America only allowed to have these “American success stories”? What about us quiet, serene folk in New Jack City?

  11. Jamal G. says:

    99-MPH on that foul tip, MIERDA!

  12. Ben K. says:

    Alright. Made it home from the gym just in time for that first pitch.

    That was an awfully close 2-2 pitch.

  13. Joey says:

    This is killing me. On MLB.tv the sound and picture are off, so I’m hearing the whack of the bat before Joba even lets go of the ball

  14. Ben K. says:

    Too many pitches…

  15. Ivan says:

    I think after the first inning he will be okay

  16. Manimal says:

    WOW, who would have guessed a balk.

  17. Ben K. says:

    We can’t get back Jorge Posada soon enough. I’m so over Jose Molina.

  18. Jamal G. says:

    That Two-Seam had a 6″ break, nasty.

  19. Ben K. says:

    Bah. Cheap run. Walk, balk, PB, out. Why can’t that happen to the Yankees ever?

  20. Joey says:

    hang on to a freakin ball Molina

  21. Chip says:

    Well the first run scored against him while a starter definitely wasn’t pretty

  22. Matt says:

    Way to go Molina, couldn’t handle that foul tip and can’t catch that fastball. COME BACK JORGE

  23. Jamal G. says:

    This has to be the flimsiest offensive attack I have ever seen in my life.

  24. Ben K. says:

    I’m unenthused by this umpire as well.

  25. Joseph M says:

    Molina is not that bad but I am sick of seeing him behind the plate.

    • Ben K. says:

      No. Molina is that bad. He’s hitting .218/.230/.318 with an OPS+ of 50. He’s got a VORP of -5.8. There’s no guarantee that he’ll be the backup catcher if Jorge comes back healthy.

  26. bostonsucks@life says:

    He needs to relax he’s aiming not pitching

  27. Matt says:

    This home ump is blind

  28. E-ROC says:

    The umpire is terribly atrocious.

  29. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    not in front of a TV, “watching” the game on ESPN GameCast… they had ball 4 to Stairs labeled as being literally right over the middle of the plate, just above the belt. Did Joba get squeezed?

  30. Jamal G. says:

    I don’t like going with a breaking ball 2-2 there after he’s had control issues.

  31. E-ROC says:

    I’m watching on gameday. That pitch wasn’t a strike?

  32. Mike A. says:

    We get it Michael Kay, he’s on a pitch count.

  33. Matt says:

    99 MPH, wow

  34. Mike A. says:

    He looks pissed now.

  35. Jamal G. says:

    He’s going to get through three, but I would not be totally shocked if he got through four innings tonight. It would mean the Blue Jays hitters are idiots if Joba was able to pitch four innings but I would not be shocked.

  36. Manimal says:

    hes pissed. I blame Most of it on the ump and some on Molina. Announcing that Joba is going to throw 70 pitches Toronto is obviously taking pitches and Molina is not making Joba attack the strike zone. If they hit a 99mph fastball good for them.

  37. dan says:

    I guess Mike lost his little bet

  38. he really needs to chill out–easy for me to say, though

  39. Matt says:

    They have a point. The Jays know that Joba is on a strict pitch count limit. AND NICE HUSTLE DAMON!

  40. Manimal says:

    Damon dives like hes in a pool, its pretty funny.

  41. Jamal G. says:

    Manimal, apologize to Sir Johnny Damon ;)

    • Manimal says:

      lol I still dont like how many lefties we have and he is the weakest of them. I don’t have anything against him its just that hes expendable.

  42. bostonsucks@life says:

    Now lets score after the leadoff triple

  43. Mike P says:

    Take him out of the game and get his 70 pitches with a bullpen session. Ohlendorf can pitch five innings!

  44. Ben K. says:

    We should really trade Johnny Damon. He’s terrible. Right, Manimal? :)

    • Manimal says:

      Alright guys, no need to rub it in every time Damon gets on base. Look at what I said to Jamal for an explanation.

  45. Chip says:

    Well according to gameday, which is the be all and end all of pitch trackers, this ump blows!

  46. Chip says:

    Wow at least the offense learned to pick a guy up

  47. Ivan says:

    Personally I not going to read to much into this start. He has very few pitches to work with, and it’s his starting debut. Personally I think he will be okay.

  48. Chip says:

    O yeah and if the second pitch to Jeter was a strike, then Joba hasn’t thrown a ball yet, this is BS

  49. Ben K. says:

    Way to go Derek!!! Good job getting that run in! He’s really having that MVP-type season everyone predicted in Spring Training.

  50. mustang says:

    All I saw was a nervous kid and that’s fine he will calm down in the 2nd.

  51. Matt says:

    How much did the Jays pay this ump tonight?

  52. pete says:

    jeter sucks

  53. Link says:

    damn 74 comments in the 1st inning? is tonight’s game special or something? ;)

  54. Ben K. says:

    The Yankees suck. This is pathetic. Now they need a two-out hit.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

      seriously… Joba’s going up against freaking Halladay and he had a tough first frame. Maybe we want to try a suicide squeeze or something?

  55. bostonsucks@life says:

    What the fuck ? Seriously offense get your lives together, tuck you labias in

  56. Chip says:

    O no, it’s going to be another one of those games isn’t it?

  57. Mike A. says:

    If they don’t get this run in, then this team has bigger problems than Joba throwing 38 pitches in the first.

  58. pete says:

    wow for like the 588647734855th time we are going to strand a runner that’s supposed to be a guarunteed run

  59. Chip says:

    A-rod got off the hook there. Hopefully Matsui can keep it up and drive one in here

  60. Matt says:

    Thank you Godzilla

  61. Jamal G. says:

    Thank you Hit-Deki.

  62. George Kaplan says:

    Thank god leadoff triples are a common occurrence, because otherwise this would be an embarrassing way to squander an opportunity to get some confidence back for Joba….and try to win the game.

  63. Joey says:

    Thank you Matsui. Finally someone doing what they’re payed to do

  64. Matt says:

    The power of the STACHE

  65. Manimal says:

    Opposite field, what?

  66. Chip says:

    As a fan who wanted us to trade Matsui for either Cain or Lincecum, I’d like to go ahead and apologize to you all :)

    • Mike A. says:

      Uh, I’d still trade him for Cain or Lincecum. An RBI single in the first inning off Halladay won’t change my mind. ;)

    • Jamal G. says:

      You nuts!? I would do that trade in a heartbeat.

      • Joey says:

        I love me Godzilla as much as any Yankee fan, but for Cain or Lincecum? I’d do that so quick before the drugs SF’s GM is on wore off

      • Chip says:

        Hahaha yeah I know, I would too but it’s nice having somebody consistently playing well

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

      As a fan who saw Hideki walk around like Bela Lugosi during the spring and contemplated giving him away for Jonathan Sanchez, I want to humbly kneel on the ground and beg for shame. Hideki, please cleanse me of my disloyalty by kicking me in the solarplexus.

    • A.D. says:

      Except that wasn’t a deal, it was Rios for Lincecum, then people talked about Matsui to the Giants but theres no way it would be for Lincecum

  67. Mike A. says:

    Look at that. Joba’s in line for the win.

  68. bostonsucks@life says:

    OP FIELD holy hell….. thata boy 25

  69. Jamal G. says:

    Jason Giambi knows how to rock out with his **** out.

  70. Link says:

    ok today is really the 666 day lol I just saw a pig fly outside my window Giambi just hit away from the shift!

  71. Joey says:

    That first pitch to Giambi was low you moron

  72. Ben K. says:

    I’m glad Cano swung. I’m not sure what would have happened had Cano actually taken a fucking pitch.

  73. George Kaplan says:

    Way to pick the kid up….
    That has to help him.

  74. Manimal says:

    Last 5 at bats Cano must have had about 7 pitches throw.

  75. Joey says:

    First pitch swinging. Can anyone guess who I’m talking about?

  76. Chip says:

    TAKE A PITCH CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. bostonsucks@life says:

    OP FIELD holy hell….. thata boy 25
    Cano sucks. Take a pitch assbag.I seriously want to throw a brick through my tv everytime he’s up

  78. has anyone realized that Halladay is a shell of his former self?

  79. Manimal says:

    they know what the stakes are in this game I think they want Joba to succeed as much as he does.

    What did I say about Joba attacking the strike zone. hes already 0-2

  80. Jamal G. says:

    Lmao, funniest AB right here ever. David Eckstein against a pitcher who throws harder than Eckstein weighs.

  81. tommiesmithjohncarlos says:

    John Hart: Hey, I got a good idea… why don’t we trade Alfonso Soriano for Brad Wilkerson?

    Tom Hicks: Brad Wilkerson’s available? THAT GUY IS AWESOME!!!!! Make that happen YESTERDAY, Hartie!

  82. mac says:

    Joba’s a freakin’ stud.

  83. Jamal G. says:

    That’s 2 on the HC count.

  84. Joseph M says:

    Cano’s at bats stink, he should spend a few days on the bench until he gets his head back in the game.

  85. Joey says:

    Jamal, just keeping track of the Harlen appearances, I believe that was 2. Are we counting the interview in the bottom half?

  86. mustang says:

    Told you kid is a winner.

  87. bostonsucks@life says:

    Great inning Joba, kay offically just made it in my top 10 people I’d punch in the face given the oppurtunity. Thanks matt glad I could make ya laugh

  88. Chip says:

    Well at this rate he’s done after three, good thing they had the foresight to bring up Giese

  89. Manimal says:

    I think it is pretty clear that Cano’s At bats aren’t really at bats, they are “1 pitch attempts”

  90. Chip says:

    We should tell both Melky and Cano that if they swing at the first pitch once in the next two weeks, they will be immediately pulled

  91. Manimal says:

    Harlan looks to be in good health, good for him.

  92. Joey says:

    Harlan is awesome

  93. Ivan says:

    you gotta love Damon.

  94. E-ROC says:

    Who is this Johnny Damon guy?

  95. Jamal G. says:

    Is there a more powerful lead-off hitter in the AL other than Johnny Damon? I think Ian Kinsler is the lead-off hitter in Texas so if he is, discount him.

  96. Manimal says:

    I should criticize Damon more often.

    • Joey says:

      Please start criticizing Jeter, Cano, Melky, Molina, Pettite, Wang, LaTroy, Ohlie, etc… right now. Lets see if it works

  97. Chip says:

    Wow I just watched the replay of the Giambi at-bat and if he can start doing that a little bit and make teams play him straight up, he’s going to have a monster year!

  98. George Kaplan says:

    Yeah, gameday had a great one, he clearly did it un-purpose.

  99. George Kaplan says:

    Then again, if the shift is making a guy like giambi try to hit a single every time, then i think teams will probably consider it a success.

    • Chip says:

      If he tries to hit a single every time and only succeeds half of the time, teams probably won’t consider it much of a success. Besides, he only has to do it now and then to make them defend against it.

      • George Kaplan says:

        true, my point was just that it would effectively take the power out of his bat.
        You’re right though, nobody is willing to knowingly surrender hits…even if they are singles.

  100. blah says:

    Anybody know why Tabata was taken out of the game?

  101. Ben K. says:

    Holy shit. Bobby just caught one off the wall.

  102. mvg says:

    did abreu actually make a catch going backwards. is it a full moon out or something?

  103. mustang says:

    Holy Shit !!!!!!
    Abreu
    The world is coming to a end.

  104. Joey says:

    Did Abreu actually touch the wall?

  105. Jamal G. says:

    Joba Chamberlain looks like he wants to eat the young of that HP umpire.

  106. Ben K. says:

    Is there a better commercial on TV than that Avis one right now?

  107. Manimal says:

    I always thought it was like “Geese”, not “G-ice”

  108. Joe says:

    Does anyone else thnk it’s a bad idea to have Giese as the long reliver, It seems that it might be bad to have Giese make his season debut to fill in a bunch of innings?

  109. Chip says:

    Whoa, that was a quick pull. Not exactly the start I had in mind for tonight but somewhat ok none the less

  110. Mike P says:

    Wow the Yanks really thought this one through. 62 pitches? Why bother starting him.

  111. Ben K. says:

    Jose Molina’s really making an effort to stick with the team. A PB, a terrible throw, a pathetic strike out. Hard to believe Chad Moeller’s going to emerge as the better choice behind the plate when Jorge’s back.

  112. Joey says:

    I’m happy with it, wish Girardi would have left him in 1 more batter to get to around 70, but no complaints about Joba other than keeping the PC down. My complaints would be more umpire central.

    And Jamal, I believe we’re at 4 counting the interview

  113. E-ROC says:

    Great game from Molina today.

  114. Jamal G. says:

    Two RBI ground-outs and both runners advanced to 3B on an Error and Passed Ball by one Jose Molina.

  115. Chip says:

    The Jays have 2 runs on 1 hit thus far. Why doesn’t this happen to us?

  116. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, who would’ve thunk that the San Francisco Giants would have one of the most powerful 3-4 combos in the Major Leagues with Aaron Rowand and Bengie Molina? The Center Fielder and Catcher for the Giants have a combined 1.830 OPS.

    • Chip says:

      That has about as much chance to last as Chipper hitting .400.

      Another single through the shift Giambi!!

  117. Manimal says:

    how was that a earned run for joba? Molina thew the ball in center field.

  118. Manimal says:

    let me guess, first pitch. Whats new.

  119. Chip says:

    Cano just took ball one, did hell just freeze over?

    • Ben K. says:

      No. Because then he swung at three really bad pitches. But at least he had a five-pitch AB.

      • Chip says:

        Little steps my friend

      • Sam P. says:

        I myself was extremely surprised to see the MLB gameday show the first pitch was a ball. Then there was a pitch that was substantially inside and it simply listed “Swinging Strike”. So, I guess that Hell has un-frozen. Haha.

  120. Ben K. says:

    Well, that was an unfortunate bounce.

  121. david says:

    leiter just said that melky has as strong an arm as any outfielder in the american league…..

  122. Joey says:

    block the plate you pussy (sorry, kinda mad at Molina recently)

  123. Chip says:

    Hopefully we can show some tape of that sac fly to the Yankee hitters and tell them that it’s ok to drive a runner in from third with less than 2 outs

  124. Chris says:

    Joba reminded me of Phil Hughes tonight… a lot of good pitches, but tries to nibble and make the perfect strikeout pitch when he got to two strikes.

    • Ben K. says:

      Except Joba wasn’t doing that at all. He was getting squeezed by Ed Hickox; he missed with some breaking pitches. It wasn’t an issue of nibbling. He just didn’t have the command, and when he did, he wasn’t getting a few calls.

      • Chris says:

        Exactly… he kept throwing breaking balls out of the zone or trying to make the perfect pitch with a fastball, and just missing. (obviously, the small strike zone didn’t help). To me, that’s nibbling. He was trying to make the perfect pitch instead of just throwing strikes. It’s like he’s afraid to let the batter hit the ball.

        • whozat says:

          That’s not what Ben said at all. He said Joba wasn’t putting the ball where he wanted to. Not that he was trying to pick off the corners and missing, he just wasn’t commanding his stuff like we’ve seen him do normally. And, when he’d miss his spot but still throw a strike…he wouldn’t get that call either.

  125. Chip says:

    And that’s 102 pitches thrown by the Yankees already, aren’t we supposed to do this to the other team?

  126. Jamal G. says:

    Outside of Aaron Laffey and the Indians, these have to be three of the most hard luck runs allowed I’ve ever seen.

  127. Chip says:

    Whoa, Melky just took the first pitch too, do you think they’re reading this blog between innings?

    Cycle for Damon tonight?

  128. Jamal G. says:

    God, I love having MLB/MiLB.TV.

  129. Chip says:

    Well Giese hasn’t been pretty but he’s been effective

  130. Ben K. says:

    Might the Yankees attempt a stolen base here? The time is right.

  131. Jamal G. says:

    Al Leiter just admitted David Eckstein has no talent…………………………..FINALLY!!!!!!

  132. billybob says:

    Kevin Whelan walked 5 in 1.1 innings for Tampa. WOW!

  133. Jamal G. says:

    5BBs in an 1.1IP for Kevin Whelan tonight, yuck.

  134. Chip says:

    Thank you Molina!

  135. giselle says:

    Your RAB day at the park is gonna be on Joba’s next start. lucky!

  136. Mike A. says:

    You don’t have to be all big and strong to play in the bigs. But it helps.

  137. Joey says:

    Michael Kay, giving advice to short kids who obviously have absolutely no self esteem because they’re short little shrimpy bastards

  138. Sal says:

    Sorry late but just wanted to say what I said during the first inning. Holy hell we have Buckner, the worst umpire in the game at first, West who hates Cano remember 2005 playoffs at 2nd, and Hitchcock who doesn’t know where the plate is.

  139. Mike A. says:

    I have to say, Mr. Giese did a heck of a job tonight.

  140. Mike A. says:

    Big G took that one like a champ, and then asked for seconds.

  141. Ben K. says:

    I’m voting Jose Molina for Chevy Player of the Game.

  142. Mike A. says:

    Molina kills rallies on both sides of the ball.

    • Ivan says:

      I think you guys are little bit hard on Molina. He’s a great backup not a starter. I think once Posada come back Molina will play much better with limited playing time.

  143. E-ROC says:

    Can’t buy a base hit. How sad is that? Good Lord!

  144. Chip says:

    Hey at least he’s effective at what he does

  145. Chip says:

    I think Giese just earned an extended stay in the bigs

    • Joey says:

      he’d need to follow Joba his next 1 or 2 (maybe 3) starts anyway, unless they called up another long man, which I would doubt they would’ve done anyway

  146. A.D. says:

    With Giambi on they should have had Cano or Molina bunt

  147. Jamal G. says:

    The crowd at the Stadium has sure fallen asleep.

  148. A.D. says:

    Should have kept Giese in

  149. Jamal G. says:

    I’m a big proponent of this idea to use Edwar Ramirez as the bullpen weapon versus opposing LHBs. I wish he would’ve been used against Joe mauer last night instead of a tiring Andy Pettitte but last night is over.

  150. A.D. says:

    looks like Edwar is going to shit the bed tonight

  151. Ben K. says:

    I’d love Girardi explain why he removed Dan Giese at 65 pitches. Giese is a starter; he could have gone more.

  152. Chip says:

    Scott Proctor flashback

  153. Ben K. says:

    I didn’t realize Hideki Okajima was pitching on the Yanks tonight.

  154. Chip says:

    And there she goes!

  155. Brian says:

    The Big League team is a piece of garbage not worht watching. Guys, keep focusing on the minors and the draft.

    • Mike A. says:

      Then don’t watch.

    • Joey says:

      Its 1 game buddy

      • Chip says:

        I agree that it’s only one game but it’s getting to be such a common theme that it’s hard to watch when they always get pitchers on the ropes but can never get the key hit. It’s just plain painful to watch. I’m not saying all is lost but it’s frustrating as a fan to watch them struggle so much and in such an ugly way

  156. E-ROC says:

    Given how terrible the offense has been, this game is unofficially over.

  157. Mike A. says:

    Girardi’s shown a propensity for making calls to the bullpen just for the sake of making moves. Giese was pitching fine.

  158. Chip says:

    Well now they’ll score another 3 or 4 runs with Hawkins in there

  159. E-ROC says:

    This should be fun to watch with Hawkins in the game.

  160. LiveFromNewYork says:

    It is very distressing. Along with the Britton question they should ask him the Hawkins question. WHY NOT and WHY????

  161. Mike A. says:

    Heh, has anyone checked out Chris Britton’s wikipedia page recently?

  162. Manimal says:

    Joba in the ‘Pen people should be in full force tomorrow.

  163. E-ROC says:

    I wonder who Girardi will bring in next.

  164. Clemson Rob says:

    Hell, I would trade Hawkins for Hideki Irabu right now

  165. Girardi with all this matchup and lineup shit is like this kid I know–he’s a wannabe nerd but not smart enough

  166. Rich says:

    Cash really needs to introduce Britton to Girardi as part of plan to rebuild the pen on the fly.

  167. this Tallet dude has thrown 15 straight fastballs–ever heard of an offspeed/breaking pitch?

  168. E-ROC says:

    Can’t even manufacture a run.

  169. Chris says:

    Do you think Britton will pitch the 9th? This seems like the perfect situation – down by 6 runs, no chance to do any extraordinary…

  170. E-ROC says:

    LOL, Girardi actually brought in Britton. Uh oh, Britton gave up a single; back to the doghouse he goes.

  171. Joey says:

    who is this guy? I heard of a rumor of a “big” ghost, but no “big” reliever…

  172. Is it the gun or has Britton gone from 89-91 down to 86-87? Cause that would explain why he’s not pitching.

  173. Mike A. says:

    Heh, Chris Britton just yelled “get in my belly!!!” after striking out Eckstein.

  174. Joey says:

    I’m shocked Girardi would let Britton into the dugout

  175. Rich says:

    That’s was probably Britton’s last outing until he is sent down when Posada is activated. Our pen is just so deep and talented to keep him.

  176. That’s the first time I see a Pf(x) of 1 before

  177. E-ROC says:

    Maybe we will make a comeback.

  178. Joey says:

    tied with Mickey freakin Mantle. Not a bad name to be associated with, huh. Congrats cap’n

  179. [...] accused Joba of nibbling a la Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy earlier this year. Chris accused Joba of trying to make the perfect two-strike pitch. As I noted then, that simply wasn’t the case tonight. Rather, Joba couldn’t put his [...]

  180. JeffG says:

    I’d like to be positive so here we go… Joba had control problems -and we know he doesn’t have control problems. Lets stretch him out and see. Nerves gone our boy has it.

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