Jun
04

Game 59: If we don’t give up 9 runs, we just might win

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Just a couple of notes on the lineup. Posada has been activated, replacing Dan Giese on the roster. Which is a shame, considering LaTroy Hawkins is still around (and yeah, a bunch of other guys in the bullpen who could have been optioned out — at least it wasn’t Chris Britton.

Giambi tweaked his foot last night — not a good sign, considering the time he missed and was ineffective with plantar fasciitis. Apparently, he’s undergoing treatment, and it’s not clear whether he’ll be available to pinch hit tonight.

We’re counting on Moose for some innings tonight, mostly because it’s not advisable to go deep into the bullpen. It’s scary out there.

Your lineup:

1. Johnny Damon, LF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Wilson Betemit, 1B
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Jose Molina, C
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

Categories : Game Threads
  • r.w.g.

    Let’s hope the Giambino gets healthy soon. He’s just raking right now.

    • r.w.g.

      And also.. I don’t like that they sent Giese down. With the way he pitched last night and the way he had been pitching, I thought the guy at least earned another appearance to try and throw his name in the hat for the long man spot.

      Hopefully he gets down there and stays after it and pitches his way back onto the big league club.

      • A.D.

        Who’s going to pitch after Joba next time around?

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

    Yeah, Jason Giambi got nicked pretty good on a foul tip so it’s not like he messed up any ligaments or things like that. X-Rays were negative so all should be well.

  • Chip

    Seriously, Giese throws 4 solid innings of one-run ball last night and gets sent down? Latroy comes in with the bases loaded and allows all three runners to score (isn’t he supposed to be Mr. Sinker?) and he stays up? Farns can’t shut the door, Latroy can’t shut the door, Edwar buckled under pressure last night (which I’d like to point out is the first time he’s done that) and they send down Giese? I’d rather keep Giese up, trade away Farna dn Latroy and give Cox a shot but that’s just me

  • George Kaplan

    Unrelated, but is Jemile Weeks as fast as he looks in those videos?

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

      He’s fast, but not THAT fast.

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

      Also, he’s partly a product of his name. If he was named Jemile Smith or something, he’d be a second rounder, but because of the name he’s going to go in the first.

      • George Kaplan

        Yeah, swing wasn’t particularly impressive, he just looked so damn fast.
        Thanks

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I don’t like that they sent Giese down. Is anyone thinking in that organization? (I can’t believe I’m calling them “that organization”)

  • joba

    whats up with pope? he hasnt pitched since the 24 of may

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

      I heard that it was something minor, stubbed toe or something like that. I can’t for the life of me remember where I read that…

  • Newman

    Power of the stache

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

    Mike Mussina threw seven pitches in his first inning, Jessie Litsch threw six pitches to Johnny Damon in his AB, got to love good lead-off hitters.

  • mustang

    I was really angry about yesterdays lost so much so that I told a friend that maybe this is what 2008 Yankees are a .500 team. That maybe we should realize that this is a rebuilding year and leave at that.
    Then I took a look at the June 4th, 2007 standings and reality slapped me in the face.
    They were 24-31 in last place 12.5 games back.
    Lets move forward,
    Go Yanks

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

      Yep. Think you would have learned by now. ;)

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

    God Jesse Litsch sucks. Of course that means he’s going to shut the Yanks down.

    He wouldn’t have cracked Trenton’s rotation last year.

    • Newman

      He’s 7-1 with a 3.18 ERA. If he sucks, then that same argument can be made about Edwar Ramirez, despite his numbers

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

        Yeah, he’s also faced two teams with good offenses since April 21st (the Rays and Phillies), and they both gave him trouble. In between he faced the Royals (twice), Twins, ChiSox, and Oaktown.

        • Newman

          He’s a number 5 starter – no one looks at him as an ace. To have those numbers as a 5 is not too shabby at all.

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

      But he was a good kid who wrote an essay, he has guts, he has grit, he is David Eckstein on the mound!

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

      kinda apples and oranges, but the same could be said of Al Aceves

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

    Which is a more useless and overrated stat, Wins or Batting Average? I cringe when either is used in an argument about baseball but if I would say Wins. That has to be the most worthless stat in all of sports yet it determines induction into the Hall of Fame, ugh.

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

      Wins because it’s largely dependent on your team. The other 24 men on the roster could suck, but you can still have a high batting average.

  • E-ROC

    Mussina is throwing strikes. 20 strikes vs 8 balls.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooose

  • E-ROC

    Poor Smoltz. I feel for the guy. One of my favorite players to watch. Hopefully, he can comeback next year and become the Braves closer next year.

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

    LoL, “if everybody open their umbrellas you can’t see”. Al Leiter, who the hell was at Dolphins Stadium for anyone’s view to be obstructed?

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

    Someone definitely told Robinson Cano to start taking that first pitch, it has been a dramatic change over the past couple of days.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      yeah what’s going on with that? it’s not working whatever it is

    • claybeez

      At the game last night though the bet was if he could take more than 1. Memory tells me it never happened (research may say differently)

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

      A-Rod needs to say to Cano “For every pitch you take for a ball, ‘ll give you $10,000. For every ball out of the zone you swing at, or take for a strike, you have to give me $20,000.” That’ll solve it ;)

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Seriously.

  • Newman

    Jesus Robby, mind busting it out of the box?

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

    That was David Eckstein’s “Power Swing”.

  • E-ROC

    Eckstein showed grit in that AB

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Moose has his WTF UMP? face working.

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

    I asked this to Joe and Ben earlier, and got responses that weren’t really definitive, so I’ll ask it hear: would you trade Cano straight up for Zack Greinke (who MLBTR says might be dealt)?

    I say yes, hesitantly.

    • Joey

      I would say no, hesitantly. Before this season I thought (and most others) Robbie would be a batting average champ for years to come and has some serious pop for a second baseman. He needs someone to push him, and if we can get someone I firmly believe he can be a lot better than what he’s been showing us lately

    • wfbtr&gldchn

      I do that deal without hesitation. In a choice between a starter and a position player, both with high upside but what be called character question marks, I’ll take my chances with the starter.

    • E-ROC

      I would say yes even though Greinke is a flyball pitcher and that short porch in right scares me.

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

      No. Cano has the potential to be the best-hitting 2B in the AL, at least, but he may benefit from a warm-weather location. I like Greinke but not enough to trade him for Cano–definitely for a package like Melky + IPK + C-level prospect (Marquez?). Maybe somewhere like LAD (with some of their propsect) or Arizona, who may need a 2B when Orlando Hudson leaves

    • A.D.

      My issue is Grienke is essentially 1.5 years removed from being a headcase, he could go back to that, otherwise I’d be intrigued, something like Lincecum for Cano definitly

  • dan

    If they’re sending Giese down then who’s shadowing Joba for his next start or two? They seem to be abandoning plans like crazy these days (okay, maybe just two plans, but still)

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Exactly. It’s like they’re throwing darts at different scenarios and whatever it hits, that’s what they do. They should pick a plan and stay with it. The Joba/Giese combo is a good one. So of course we should abandon it.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I don’t remember the Incredible Hulk having a girlfriend.

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

    Didn’t they just make a Hulk movie like, 2 years ago? Is Lou Ferrigno in this one? Did you know that he’s deaf?

    • whozat

      yeeeeahh…they’re trying to ignore the existence of that film :-)

      Ed Norton’s in this one. Could be interesting. If they get into Bruce Banner’s head, that is. If they just make it a stupid action movie…it’ll suck. But, if you’re going to do taht, why even bother to get a good actor?

      So maybe it’ll be good.

      Let’s go Jeet, cash Molina in. He just hauled ass around the diamond for you!

    • Joey

      Ed Norton is the hulk in this one, which alone makes it worth seeing. Talked to a friend who I asked the same question (didn’t they just remake the movie a few years ago) and he said they really fucked that one up, this one will be much better

    • BigBlueAL

      Loved Lou Ferrigno whenever he was on an episode of King of Queens.

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

    Moose to Jays: “I’m Rick James, bitch!”

  • Newman

    Leadoff batter on in every inning, how about cashing in for once?

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

      No, that’s not Yankee baseball.

  • Newman

    A hit and run?!!?!?!??!?! Is this the Yankee game I’m watching?

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

      Yes, it’s the one you’ve been watching all season. Have you really not noticed the high amount of hit and runs the Yankees have initiated this season? It really has been a great touch.

      • Newman

        I think Girardi’s actually been pretty conservative with his entire approach to managing thus far.

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

          Agreed.

  • Joey

    Congrats Cap’n. Passes Mickey Mantle for 3rd on the all time Yankees list.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I’ve been down on Jeter this year (I think it started in last year’s playoffs) but I give him major props for it and even acknowledging the fans who adore him.

  • mustang

    Congrats,
    To Mr. Jeter for passing my favorite Yankee the late great Mickey Mantle.

    • mustang

      One-step closer to Rose God I hope so.

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

    Michael Kay has already managed to ruin the term “Jeterian.”

    • Alan

      I’m checking in late tonight purely to make sure that “Jeterian” was mentioned. Was not disappointed, carry on folks.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    If anyone is doing a drinking game, Jeterian would be a good word to use.

  • Newman

    That 2-2 fastball was literally right down the middle, how was that not called?

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

    Ladies and gents, Rod Barajas is your trivia question answer.

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

      Thank you, thank you. Your praise is appreciated.

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

    That Two-Seamer was nasty.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    You gots to respect the Moose.

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

    You know, people love to talk shit about things they have no clue about. Joel Sherman in his Hardball blog was getting on the Yankees defense and saying it was shit compared to the defense of Tampa Bay and Boston. However, a quick look at ESPN’s Zone Rating (my preferred defensive statistic) and it shows you that Johnny Damon is the second best LF in the AL in terms of range, Melky Cabrera is slight behind Carlos Gomez for the 3rd highest ZR for AL CFs, Robinson Cano also ranks as 4th for AL 2B, and Alex Rodriguez (if qualified) would have the 2nd highest ZR in the AL.

    People look at age and automatically think you can’t play defense if your name is not Omar Vizquel but that just is not true. The Yankees are getting to these batted balls at a damn good rate but they don’t have anyone on the field that is considered a defensive whiz (IMO Robinson Cano can be considered one) so their defense is considered old and sluggish.

    • BigBlueAL

      Sherman does always say he thinks Cano is very good defensively. I know you hate Sherman, but again, i like the stuff he writes alot and to me is the best baseball writer in the NY newspapers. Also, Jeter and whoever play 1b are so bad they drag down the entire defense. Not to mention Abreu, even though in the past he has always had pretty good defensive numbers.

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

        I hate Joel Sherman not because I think he’s an idiot, I actually think he’s one of the smartest in the business. The problem I have with him is that he will buck the trend and report on a scout’s take on Joba Chamberlain and how he can sustain his velocity throughout a start but then a couple columns later he will make an argument for Joba Chamberlain staying in the bullpen and say that his stuff might not translate to a full six or seven innings. It’s like he has all these great notes and then just completely disregards them when it’s time to give his opinion, it’s frustrating.

  • BigBlueAL

    Its gotta be the glasses!!

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

    Yeah, and Wilson Betemit isn’t a good bat to have off the bench?

    • whozat

      He’s terrible! Making a good play at first and hitting a homer! He needs to bunt more! That’s what bench players do…bunt and steal! That’s the only way to have value!

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

    LoL, I don’t hear Michael Kay bitching about Robbie swinging at the first pitch now.

    Let him be the hitter he is.

    • whozat

      Well…in fairness, he’s been getting himself into a LOT of trouble swinging at junk early in the count.

  • E-ROC

    Jose Molina WALKED!!!!!

  • Newman

    Mike, your point about Litsch sucking is well taken. I don’t even disagree with that analysis to be honest, my point was merely that even though he may not be that good, his numbers for a 5 starter are excellent (as of this point in the season)

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

      Oh I agree about his numbers. I doubt he’ll sustain it though ;)

  • Joey

    Melk man!!!!!

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

    Newman, you said you feel that Joe Girardi has been conservative in his approach thus far and by and large you are in no way the minority opinion. My two questions to those of you who feel that way are:

    1. What are you comparing his conservativeness too? In other words, his managerial style of play is conservative in comparison to whom?

    2. Doesn’t the fact that the Yankees are a sub-.500 team play into the fact that Joe Girardi can not call for all the hit and runs he would like or send all the runners he would like? If you are down in the game you are hesitant to put yourself at greater risk for making outs. The situation has to call for aggressive play, losing in most games he has managed this season it’s hard to believe those situations have been in abundance.

    • A.D.

      For me, which I agree with:

      1. Much more conservative to a team like the angels (who obv have a different bunch of players), how the Twins played this weekend or seeming most NL teams, part of this also just seems more conservative as they haven’t been scoring runs…tying into #2

      2. One could argue both ways, but a lot of issues haven’t been the Yanks down early, or at least not way down, say last night. It seems like the Yanks get a leadoff batter, and you have some guys coming up that haven’t been hitting, why not bunt or hit and run, instead we see station to station, or lack there of. Also you get a leadoff hitter on with speed, have him try and steal right away, then bunt, runs are at a premium for this team, so do whatever to force them accross even if its giving up outs.

      I get not stating the runner if your way down, but this is more stuff to do in the 2-5th inning

    • Newman

      Brett Myers has a no-no through 6, but Edinson Volquez has matched zeros with him

  • E-ROC

    Should Cabrera make himself a left handed hitter permanently?

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

      Nook Logan was a Switch-hitter who was horrid from the left side and he became a RHB. So who knows, I don’t think Melky Cabrera is anywhere near the point where he should be thinking about abandoning his Switch-hitting capabilities but it has been done before.

      • A.D.

        Cervelli gave up switch hitting last year and did well, J.T. Snow did it why he was a big leaguer and had success

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

    Check the Moose out. He ain’t playin’ yo.

    • E-ROC

      That’s real talk.

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

        He’s been off the meat rack.

        • E-ROC

          Nah, he has been bananas.

  • E-ROC

    Mussina is striking batters out looking. Wow!

  • mustang

    Moose right now is just amazing.

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

    I love watching Eckstein throw. He tries so hard with that shotput arm action.

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

    Four of the Top 12 pitchers in the AL in terms of K/9 are from the Toronto Blue Jays rotation.

    Owned.

    LoL, the Detroit Tigers suck. They have actually enlisted the services of one Casey Fossum. Over his first two appearances he has allowed five Earned Runs on five Hits and recorded just one out.

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

    Abreu hasn’t gotten a hit since hitting Blackburn.

  • Kelvin

    Arod!

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

    Mike Mussina has allowed six hits and zero runs over his last ten innings.

  • E-ROC

    Betemit did a heat check by swinging at the first pitch.

  • E-ROC

    I wonder if Girardi will yank Mussina before he gets to 100 pitches.

  • Joey

    any chance the Yanks give Moose a week or so off at some point after the AS break? I remember last year he flamed out at the end, if they could be thinking the same thing could happen

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

      They can’t afford too at this point.

  • Kelvin

    Hmmm..anybody here knows Moose’s k/bb ratio? thanks a lot guys!

    • Joey

      39:10

  • LiveFromNewYork

    comon Moose CG dude!

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

      um, he’s at 97 pitches

      • LiveFromNewYork

        It was a joke. I just hate the bullpen.

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

    Mike Mussina has the biggest discrepancy of Runs Allowed to Earned Runs (9) amongst the Top 50 AL pitchers in terms of Innings Pitched. That sucks, LoL.

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

    Moose knows what’s waiting for him after the game.

    http://www.hotstovenewyork.com/images/moose.jpg

    That’s why he’s moving right along.

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

      I find them quite ugly and fat.

      • Joey

        nothing alcohol can’t fix!

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

        He’s 39. Give him a break.

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

      that’s a damn good job of photoshoping, to whoever did it

  • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

    Guys, RIP to former Yankee great 3rd baseman Clete Boyer who passed away 1 year ago today at the age of 70.

  • Joey

    well that was a buzz kill

  • E-ROC

    When was the last time Mike Mussina threw 100 pitches in game?

    • Kelvin

      If i am not mistaken he did threw 111 pitches in his previous start.

      • E-ROC

        oh ok. thanx.

    • mustang

      His last game.

  • A.D.

    Squeeze city that evening

  • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

    Ha. Sorry Joey.

    • Joey

      sorry, didn’t mean your comment, I meant the RBI. Thought Moose could have had a shutout tonight

  • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

    E-ROC, try last start.

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

    That guy in the FOX Business commercial looks as uncomfortable as any man next to a woman can be. What a pansy.

    • BigBlueAL

      Yogi Berra.

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

        I have to think that Yogi Berra has the ultimate pick-up game. I would not be shocked if he used to pimp out chics to the players when he was in the clubhouse.

        • BigBlueAL

          I only mentiond his name cause thats what the girl kept calling the other idiot.

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

            Oh LoL, did not notice that.

    • Smitt Dog

      What bar are they at when they do that HappyHour Fox Business thing? I’d love to show up, beat the turds outta that long haired hippy and then slay his female sidekick in front of the bartenders in their stupid brown jackets.

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

        Best. Post. Ever.

      • BigBlueAL

        Id bang her first though.

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

          Slay=Bang=Sexual Intercourse.

      • Rich

        I think I saw that movie.

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

        Agree with Jamal. I actually laughed out loud.

  • Will

    I’ve gotta say–that late run notwithstanding, Mussina’s turnaround from last year to this year is my favorite Yankee story of the season thus far.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees better get an insurance run or two if they wanna win this game.

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

    Hava Molina!

  • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

    Molina showing some power!!!

    • http://blogginthebombers.wordpress.com Matt

      Hahahha Mike, nice.

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

    Talk about double or nothing.

  • BigBlueAL

    I guess Molina was reading this site last night and the talk that Moeller should be the backup and not him mustve inspired him tonight!!

  • Joey

    well Molina’s playing better…

  • BigBlueAL

    Great AB Melky.

    • E-ROC

      No doubt.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    He’s not an everyday catcher and he doesn’t really like it. He’s a great backup catcher though. I think the every day thing doesn’t work for him but he’s a very good backup catcher.

  • Rich

    Damon remains en fuego.

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

    Stolen Base here.

  • Joey

    Johnny D!

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

    damn Molina, you wanna be on this team now dontcha?

    and has anyone realized that A-Rod hasn’t hit a triple since 2006

  • BigBlueAL

    Good thing the Yanks didnt trade Damon or Matsui.

  • mustang

    When Moose was younger he was such a bitch ass.
    I mean everything had to be right he had to pitch on the fifth day. The game had to start on time he would let bad calls get to him.
    This guy is like a totally different person he just keeps on moving with slow, slower and slowest.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Fine aging job by Mussina.

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

    Why do the Yanks have to play a day game on draft day?

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

      The draft is being simulcast on MLB.com so you can keep an eye on both. I love the pitching match-up tomorrow but I am sorry Yankees, you are second fiddle tomorrow afternoon.

      • Joey

        shows where you’re loyalties are! lol

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

          Who else is going to pray or wish misfortune on Dave Dombrowski if he takes either one of Etic Hosmer or Gerrit Cole before they drop to us?

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

            Hosmer’s not dropping past Texas at 11.

            • BigBlueAL

              id rather have OJ Mayo drop to the Knicks at 6.

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

              well, we said last year the Porcello wasn’t getting past KC (or it was something like that). oh well…

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

                This is true.

      • BigBlueAL

        You guys really get that excited for the MLB draft??? I mean its not the NBA or NFL draft where guys play immediately and youve u know actually seen the players play. Not for nothing, but i can care less who they take or dont take, just let me know in a couple of years how they r doin in the minors then we can evaluate them. The Yankees game is WAY more important than the freakin draft!!!!!

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

          It’s like Christmas, Easter, my birthday, St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s all rolled into one for me. I used two vacation days just so I can be home to follow it tomorrow and Friday.

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

        For free?

        • BigBlueAL

          the draft is shown on ESPN2 from 2 to 6 tomorrow.

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

            I know, but the Yanks’ game is on at the same time.

            • A.D.

              Picture in picture

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

                My piece of shit Sharp Aquos doesn’t have PiP.

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

    I am so glad this episode of Centerstage with Snoop is going to air tonight, I can’t take listening to Michael Kay say “Fo Schizzle” one more time.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Fo’ Jeterarianizzle

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

      fo rizzle, dawg

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

    Ross rockin’ the ivy league ‘stache.

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh boy, he comes the bullpen, PLEASE get 6 outs w/o coughing up a 3-run lead.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      That’s why I think we shouldn’t pull Moose until he’s at 150 pitches. I mean, he’s not pitching that hard. He can handle it.

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

    yay, Ohlendorf in a setup situation!

  • A.D.

    Ohlendorf, the new farnsworth

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I remember when I liked him.

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

    I’ve always hated putting up my fingers in the air to represent how many outs have been recorded in the inning. I always felt people are thinking “Really?! Really, jackass?! Thanks a lot, I was completely oblivious to what just happened in front of my fucking eyes. Asshole.” I don’t know, maybe I’m just nuts.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      but how do you really feel about it?

    • BigBlueAL

      As an umpire, i get driven nuts since im always freakin asked how many outs there are!!!! Even if there is a scoreboard!!!! Whats even worse, when im behind the plate and after the first pitch of an at-bat, they ask me the count!!!! There have been times where ive told the coach or scorekeeper, are you serious????

    • whozat

      I’ve seen enough guys treat the second out like the third out that I don’t begrudge anyone the decision to do that fingers.

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

      it’s particularly annoying if you’re a firstbaseman, like me. I mean, I catch the damn ball for the out I think I’d know how many damn outs there are!!!

  • Rich

    Mariano for six?!?!

  • Kelvin

    Well that wasn’t so bad.. two more innings pen!

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    so Ohlendorf finally gets to pitch just one inning…let’s hope whoever comes in the 8th doesn’t explode…

    • whozat

      Are you REALLY wondering who it’ll be?

      • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

        I was hoping lol

    • Joe

      I’ve actually been hoping that Farnsworth DOES explode for a while…

  • Newman

    KRAZY KYLE TIME, cover your eyes

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    so Girardi is just going to keep forcing Farnsworth in there…

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Don’t get the Farnsworth thing. I can only hope he’s trying to blow out his arm and land him on the DL

  • BigBlueAL

    Of all the times to hit-and-run, not when Arod is up!!!! wasted an Arod at-bat.

    • A.D.

      If by avoiding a DP its a wasted at bat than yes

      • BigBlueAL

        You cant assume Arod wouldve hit a grounder to SS if it wasnt a hit-and-run. The fact he had to swing at that pitch probably is what caused it. Im just saying, of all the guys in the lineup to hit-and-run with, you dont do it with Arod unless its a full count then fine send the runner.

  • Kelvin

    Cmon now, Kyle again???? argh,,

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

    I think the simulcast of the draft on MLB.com is free but don’t quote me on that, trying to check it out but MLB.com is being a prick and not loading properly in certain areas of the site.

  • A.D.

    Interesting the Jays have a lefty set-up guy for a lefty closer

  • Joey

    holy shit MLB.tv just quit on me the last few minutes. WTF?

    • A.D.

      Yanks had too much timely hitting in one game, it couldn’t handle it

      • Joey

        lol, gameday isn’t even working, I have to resort to ESPN’s Gamecast…

  • Rich

    Matsui has been money.

  • BigBlueAL

    This is how you protect a lead late in the game, by increasing it!!!! Now this is Yankees baseball.

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

    “MLB.com will have exclusive coverage of the remaining rounds on Day 1 with live analysis from The Milk House by Draft expert Jonathan Mayo. Coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Day 2 and continue through to the final pick. MLB.com’s coverage will also feature two days of live video from Florida on BaseballChannel.TV.”

    If the simulcast is on BaseballChannel.TV as well then it’s free, only MLB.TV requires a paid subscription.

  • Rich

    The draft is on ESPN 2 @ 2 PM EDT.

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

      I know, but that was for those who want to pay attention to both the draft and the Yankees’ afternoon game visually that don’t have MLB.TV.

  • Rich

    I was hoping that a new, younger manager would be more open to changing his mind when confronted with new facts.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I was hoping that because it’s Joe Girardi. A brilliant field manager and a real wonk when it comes to studying the game. Does he skip the Kyle Farnsworth class or is he just stubbornly refusing to believe Farnsworth sucks.

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

    You know what’s funny about this outing by Kyle Farnsworth, he can’t win. If he pitches well it will just be labeled a meaningless, no pressure outing and that’s it. If he pitches bad he will be torched.

    • Joey

      I don’t know who Kyle Farnsworth is anyway. If you mean Krazy Kyle or Farnsworthless we can talk

    • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      I think Farnsworth’s body of work is large enough that it is already established that the lesser the lead the worse he is going to pitch more often than not…

  • A.D.

    Farns dropped the full wind-up

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

    The Yankees don’t have an off-day till June 16th, this shit again?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Remember when Scott Proctor set his equipment on fire on the mound? Those were the days.

    • Joey

      are you sure he wasn’t trying to light Torre on fire?

      • LiveFromNewYork

        He would have if he knew he’d be handcuffed to him forever.

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

    Jumper was such a disappointment, I was really looking forward to that movie.

    • whozat

      Hah, I just looked it up on rottentomatoes. I remember thinking it looked like a neat popcorn flick. It had 16% positive reviews. That’s HEINOUS.

    • Ivan

      Well at least you got hancock and The Dark Knight

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

      So I should remove it from my Netflix queue? Do you get to see Rachel Bilson nekkid?

  • Kelvin

    Well, that wasn’t bad at all…wow…a 1-2-3 inning from krazy kyle..

  • BigBlueAL

    Joe Maur just hit a 2r-Sac fly. Gomez scored from 2nd when Jones slipped after catching a flyball in deep Left-CF.

  • Ivan

    Amando Benitez, where have you been?

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Armando Benitez is still in baseball? lol…

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

    Ladies and Gents, the Snoop DeVille…http://adaptivestrategies.com/SnoopDeVille.jpg

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Fine aging by Rivera.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    There’s no bottom of the ninth. Sit yer ass down.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I never get tired of watching this guy pitch.

  • Joey

    okay BigBlueAL- ready? On three. One. Two. Three:

    MO IS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Arguably?

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

      Heh, that’s exactly what I said.

    • Joey

      wow I said the exact same thing 2 minutes ago… weird… RAB telepathy?

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

        We’re cool like that.

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

    The Yanks really need to start scouting Panama a bit more heavily.

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

      There’s not a lot of quality fields down there that supports organized baseball and we are still a futbol first country so I don’t think it is worth that much attention. Wish it were though, baseball wise :(

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

    I love C.B. Bucknor, his strikeout calls are great entertainment. I remember a game last year where he was the HP ump in a Red Sox game and Terry Francona ticked him off so he just went off with his K calls. Coco Crisp K’ed looking to end the game and Bucknor literally laded up to punch out Crisp like he was throwing a final blow to Kimbo Slice.

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

    Derek Jeter pumps his fist and pounds his glove after a Win for a sub-.500, last place team? Absolute bush.

  • Rich

    Time to start a long winning streak.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      we keep saying that

  • Manimal

    WOAH WOAH WOAH, Hold the phone. Was that Bruney?!?! Walking and High-fiving at the end of the game?

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

      Might have been, reports are that he has been throwing from a chair to keep his arm relatively in shape. He took the boot off a couple weeks (if not more) ago.

      • Joey

        lol I read somewhere he said he could beat any H.S. team pitching from his chair

      • Manimal

        it was number 33 and he had that new hair

  • Rich

    Bruney was interviewed by Waldman before the game and said his rehab is about at the midway point.

  • Joey

    Eh, a Mo outing isn’t the same when BigBlueAL doesn’t say “Mo is GOD” along with me… I think I’m gonna cry :-D

    • LiveFromNewYork

      you have been abandoned. dumped. broken up with.

      • Joey

        it hurts just a little bit inside :-)

  • NYFan50

    Rick Sutcliffe is railing on Joba’s 140 inning limit this year. It would be great if for once ESPN could hire an analyst that actually knew something.

    • Brandon

      Sutcliffe loves Joba, he actually is one of the guys in ESPN that believes Joba can flip this season around as a SP

  • Brandon

    Melancon continues to be Gossage 2.0
    3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K’s

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

    Man, Ted Lilly would have saved our rotation last year!!111!!one

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

    Man, Jason Botts was traded to a Japanese team. For reals!

    • Joey

      Oh Kei, No Kei?

  • http://www.umbilicalcordinfo.com Megan Thompson

    i have a big crush on Rachel Bilson, i love her eyes.~~`