Jun
10

Game 65: Is anyone out there?

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Ah, our first 10:05 game time of the season. Hey, we even forgot to throw up the game thread until just about the first pitch!

Your lineup,

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

And on the mound, number forty, Chien-Ming Wang.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Newman

    Haha, I was totally refreshing the page thinking my internet was down

  • dan

    Who do you think you are, Ramon Castro?

  • A.D.

    Why is Abreu trying to stretch that

  • E-ROC

    Well, I live in Mountain Home, ID so I’ll be here.

  • Newman

    The Giambino is becoming master at fisting balls through the shift

  • A.D.

    Giambi the other way????

  • E-ROC

    Wow, the Yanks are scoring first.

  • E-ROC

    Is Betemit batting left or right?

    • E-ROC

      Nevermind.

  • bostonsucks@life

    Love watching giambi go the opo

  • Joey

    I’ll be in and out all night watching the game/RAB and studying for financial accounting test tomorrow… sounds fun, I know

  • E-ROC

    What is Shelley Duncan good for if he’s not in the lineup against a left hander?

    • Brandon

      nothing right now, I mean you just heard Ken say Betemit is hitting .357 vs LHP

    • Wally Pipp

      I can’t believe I bought the “Duncan Dun It” T-Shirt outside the stadium.

  • Joey

    first pitch HBP– that takes talent

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

    Who would’ve thought that coming into the games on June 10th that Johnny Damon would have a better OBP, SLG, OPS (duh), as many HRs and just five less RBIs than Miguel Cabrera? Amazing.

  • E-ROC

    The first two pitches to Jack Cust weren’t strikes?

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

    Clean inning after the odd start but you can’t like the three air-outs.

    • Newman

      Couldn’t agree more, Wang didn’t look great despite getting three quick outs

  • Joey

    those last 2 flyballs- were they sinkers Wang was throwing? If so thats not good, lots of air under those

  • Joey

    I think Stuart Scott’s googly eye is staring at me… or maybe the guys sitting next to him. I can never tell

    • Joe

      Why you fucking with a guy whose clearly got a medical issue, physical deformity, etc.?

      • Joey

        because he works for ESPN… and I’m obviously kidding, calm down

  • E-ROC

    What? Cabrera is taking pitches? I wonder if somebody gave him the “riot act” after the last game.

  • pete

    i think you may be overreacting about the flyballs – ppl know to swing under the sinker, and sometimes they’re successful. what will be much more telling will be whether or not he has control issues like last time and/or is leaving too many pitches up
    wow great inning offense. always good to give your opposing pitcher a nice confidence boost like that

  • pete

    shit

  • BigBlueAL

    I actually think sometimes Wang, and all of us, get too obsessed with his sinker. He can throw in the mid-90′s, when his sinker isnt working stop forcefeeding that damn pitch and throw 4 seamers and sliders, along with splits vs LH.

    • Joey

      probably. I know he has some other good stuff, but how do they rate in scouting terms? Average, plus, etc…

  • A.D.

    Nice work around the 2B

  • pete

    wow travis buck belongs on a beach somewhere
    playing acoustic guitar for like 6 girls
    douchebag

  • Newman

    very nice bounceback after the leadoff double

  • Tripp

    Wang is so boring when he’s not on. It’s just sinker after sinker.

  • Alan

    You know, its so much more peaceful watching the game without Michael Kay blabbering about Robinson Cano’s poor hitting or Papa John’s Pizza.

    • A.D.

      I gotta say the pizza in the press box, nice advertising touch

  • Wally Pipp

    I love playing the A’s…gives me a chance to reminisce about the multiple times in which I find two Bob Geren baseball cards in the same pack.

    P.S.
    Betterman to play 2nd, give Robbie a wakeup call?

    • Alan

      Whos Betterman? Heh.

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

    I think Derek Jeter just sent a message to Ed Montague.

  • A.D.

    I mean Jeter obvi swung there, but why not let the 1B umpire make the call?

  • Joey

    I’m not sure if it’s safe for umpires to work Yankees games anymore, they always seem to get injured

    • A.D.

      Karma for some of those calls of late…

      • Joey

        lol, I’d love to believe, just wish it was on some of the shitty umps not ones that haven’t done anything (yet anyway)

  • Wally Pipp

    I didn’t know Bobby Savoy from the New York Knights was an A’s fan…

    - bad baseball movie joke.

  • BigBlueAL

    Any pre-game news words by Girardi talkin about if Mo is available tonight????

    • Alan

      Hopefully we won’t need him tonight, he could use a night of rest.

  • bostonsucks@life

    I keep zoning out cause the kat williams comedy special is on hbo comedy and that is some funny shit…

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

      HBO on Demand FTW!

  • bostonsucks@life

    And for the nba finals enough of the boston songs.

  • Wally Pipp

    Dive, lay out…one time. Betterman to 2nd, Gardener to CF, give it a shot.

  • Joey

    Must see movies coming out this summer:
    Dark Knight
    Hulk (only because Ed Norton)

    Any others I need to add to my list?

    • dan

      The Happening looks pretty damn cool

      • Alan

        Ugh, the only thing he ever did that was decent was the Sixth Sense. Now everyone is onto him and his twist endings.

        • Joey

          I’m guessing thats the M Night one?

    • E-ROC

      Hancock!

      • Alan

        Hahaha. I’m going to see this one out of pure curiosity.

      • Wally Pipp

        the lame NBA commercials only make me loathe both Will Smith post-Jim West and the NBA even more…if possible.

      • Joey

        What about that “Wanted” movie. I think Angelina Jolie is in it which is enough reason right there to go, but it seems (from the commercials) to have a pretty good story line

  • bostonsucks@life

    the happening, I’m just a big m night fan
    And agreeing cano really shows no heart

    • Joey

      on defense he looks fine, but on offense even when he grounds it right to short you’d still like him to hustle and he just jogs to the bag which is what bothers me

  • Wally Pipp

    Step Brothers, featuring Cal Norton and Ricky Bobby together again.

  • A.D.

    So far looking more like the Wang we know & love

    • Alan

      Looks like the Titanic to me…sink sink sink.

  • E-ROC

    Thanx Cano!

  • Joey

    did anyone just hear the A’s announcer compare Jack Cust to Babe Ruth? “They got Babe Ruth we got Babe Cust (laughter)”

    • Wally Pipp

      The Babe Ruth of Immaculata HS.

  • A.D.

    Lord, Betemit

    • Joey

      that was scored a hit:

      • A.D.

        Maybe in HS ball it should be a hit, naturally comes back to bite

  • Newman

    Wait to get your body AWAY from the ball Wil Bet…how is that a base hit?!

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

    Wilson betemit played that like he was scared of the ball.

    God Damn do the Mets suck.

  • bostonsucks@life

    Why do grown men paint their face ? I would never let a buddy live that down. It aint cool to paint your face if your older than 10. Man Law

    • Joe

      See if your gonna get together with like 20 guys then maybe, but yeah, theres no real reason for it

      • Wally Pipp

        war paint>face paint.

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

    BTW, when I said the Mets suck, they really, really suck.

    • Newman

      I love watching the Mets lose, don’t get me wrong, but the Yanks aren’t exactly mowing everyone down themselves

    • A.D.

      Doesn’t look like Willy is making it out of this season after all

    • Alan

      I don’t understand how Willie Randolph and, more importantly, Omar Minaya still have jobs. The Mets have an old team (their 40 man roster is the oldest, or one of the oldest, in the majors) and they’re extremely fragile. That sound you hear, Mets fans, is your window closing. Enjoy Santana though.

  • pete

    Hit list:
    1. Jose Guillen
    2. Mark Ellis

  • Wally Pipp

    Hell of a throw by Gardener’s eventual backup.

  • pete

    what the hell is that honking noise? it should be illegal it makes me want to incinerate villages in central america

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

      Hey! I’m from Central America. :P

      • Joe

        He’s talking about the county below us, not the middle of the country

        • Joe

          But you shouldn’t incinerate that either!

          • pete

            oakland will do

      • Wally Pipp

        Mo and JoPo, both Central Americans…choose a village preferably in Europe, soccer sucks, all of this Euro coverage makes me sick.

        • Joey

          totally with you

          • Joe

            Do people really think that soceer will catch on? Is there really room for another sport?

            • Wally Pipp

              No, and whoever used “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” in that last add campaign, should be shot by firing sqaud, hung, or sent to the guilltoine.

            • BigBlueAL

              Being that i live in Miami and have MANY South American friends, ive grown to like soccer a bit. Problem is, i can only watch the higher levels of soccer, like the European championships and the EPL or La Liga. But trust me, its tuff to watch an entire game if u dont understand the game. Ive learned alot about soccer and strategy and stuff, so i understand the game more and appreciate it more. But it is certainly an acquired taste thats for sure.

              • Wally Pipp

                Similar to the NHL, increase the offense and maybe I’ll watch. I’d rather watch Soccer Hooligans fight after the game (match).

                • BigBlueAL

                  Trust me, i felt the same way as u did. It helped that i have friends whom soccer is their religion, and ive learned to like soccer. But trust me, it aint nothing to me compared to MLB, NBA, and the NFL. Also it doesnt hurt, for videogame players, that FIFA is one of the best sports games you can play!!!!

              • Joe

                That’s sort of my point, It’s by no means a bad game, but I can only follow so many teams and games

              • Joey

                One of my friends is a huge soccer fanatic and I tried watching it, its just so damn boring. Huge field, 800 players on it, gigantic net but not much scoring. Never got the attraction to it and I tried, I really did. But then again I’m a hockey/football guy playing wise, and of course my Yankees are always #1 in my heart :-)

                When I was a kid I played one season on T-Ball and the freakin coach put me in the outfield and nobody could hit it past the pitching mound, so I never really got into baseball. My love of the Yanks was always there, but my dad still reminds me how I used to sit in the outfield and come back to the dugout with pocket fulls of rocks because I was so bored out there I would just sit there are pick rocks.

  • Kyle D.

    Jeter GIDP? Color me shocked.

  • Joey

    Nice Cap’n GIDP

    • Wally Pipp

      3-1 pitch, a hit and run would have kept them out of the DP. 2-2 in last two hit and runs.

  • BigBlueAL

    I think Jeter might have a bonus clause in his contract if he leads the league in DP’s.

    • Joey

      he’s gonna get paid then

  • Joey

    Who the hell this guy think he is, Matsuzaka? Walks 5 and is pretty much getting away with it

    • BigBlueAL

      Thats the great Yankees lineup this season. Typical game so far, score a couple early, threaten but not score more, and watch the lead slowly evaporate.

  • BigBlueAL

    smart move ARod forcing a balk!!

  • Newman

    Keep gettin those GBs Wanger

  • Jersey

    I would love love LOVE to see this Daily lineup:

    Damon
    Matsui
    Abreu
    ARod
    Giambi
    Posada
    Jeter
    Cano
    Melky

    Not that it would ever happen. But in a meritocracy, El Capitan should be El Hitter Numero Siete until he got his ish together.

    • Newman

      Wow, are you serious? You’re right actually, take the best number 2 hitter in the game over the last decade plus and stick him in the 7 hole b/c of 2 average months. Very rational

      • Jersey

        Sure I would. Dude needs to remember how to take a pitch. Dropping him down might wake him up. If dropping Jetes results in an extra run here or there, I would do in a heartbeat. Ten years of awesomeness doesn’t make him any less mediocre now.

        • Newman

          Thankfully you’re not the manager

          • Jersey

            Not YET.

        • Joey

          I love the “outside the box” attempt, but dropping our Captain would not be motivation to him, it would be insulting. He is a proven veteran that will get himself out of his “slump” if you want to call it that

          • pete

            i would do it simply b/c i don’t believe in (cloggin the basepaths), and if you have your best onbase guys first, you have more chance to score runs
            not that its necesssary, but it might work

  • BigBlueAL

    Say what u will about his offense this season, which has been pathetic, but u cant complain about Cano’s defense this year. He turns the DP exceptional for a 2nd baseman.

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

    LoL, Jeremy Giambi still looks like he’s on steroids.

    Thinking about it now, why is Jose Canseco still on steroids?

  • BigBlueAL

    Giambino with heads up baserunning!!!

  • Wally Pipp

    If I get one more voicemail from an automated John Sterling I will stubhub the celebrity softball tickets…and the Giamburner takes second…come on Betterman.

  • Jersey

    Giambi flashing the wheels!

  • Joey

    did Giambi just tag from first? Wait, did the sky fall earlier today?

  • BigBlueAL

    Am i the only one who just cant stand watching this offense anymore???

    • BigBlueAL

      10 baserunners thru 6 innings, 2 stinking runs. 6 bb, 4 hits against a pitcher who hadnt pitched past the 5th inning in each of his last 2 starts.

      • Joey

        If he ends up winning it has Matsuzaka written all over it… and shows how pathetic our offense has been most of the season

  • Wally Pipp

    the almost helment toss…finally some sign of emotion.

    • Alan

      Almost took out Tony Pena too with it.

      • Wally Pipp

        Cust showing us that North Jersey HS baseball is overrated…
        DeJesus (Jersey Shore) > CUST

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

    Lakers look like they’re about to make the series 2-1. I dislike both teams but my hatred for anything Boston causes me to root for the Lakers.

    • BigBlueAL

      Kobe is amazing.

    • Wally Pipp

      true for all sports, even MLS, LAX, WNBA, College, and the LLWS, in fact I rooted for the British at Lexington and Concord.

      • Joey

        lol, awesome man, awesome

    • Newman

      YES, i actually posted that in another thread to see if anyone else was intentionally rooting for the Lakers solely for pure hatred of Boston – nice to see you’re on the same page as me

      • Joey

        I replied in the other, and “hell yes” I am :-D

  • BigBlueAL

    Wang has thrown 60 pitches thru 6 innings. Lets score a couple of more damn runs and let Wanger pitch a complete game hopefully!!

  • Wally Pipp

    Phil Jackson ruined my childhood, but Boston ruined my Seinor year of HS…Go Lakers.

    • Newman

      So true, Phil was a Knick during our only title years though – so he’s gotta get some love for that

      • BigBlueAL

        The man has amazing press conferences. Michael Jordan ruined my childhood, cant really blame Phil Jackson too much.

        • Wally Pipp

          I hate Jordan the Bull, loved him as a Birmingham Baron.

          • BigBlueAL

            wasnt Terry Francona his manager at Birmingham!!!

            • Wally Pipp

              correction then, i HATE all things Jordan, except maybe that gambling habit that was the real reason he went and played baseball for a season.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    If he doesn’t stop fucking sliding into first base…

  • Wally Pipp

    Sliding into first IS not faster, i.e. Ripken in 96.

  • Newman

    Wow Melky will never learn, where are the coaches?

    • BigBlueAL

      The Yankees have coaches?????

    • Wally Pipp

      BG beats out the bunt.

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

    You could tell Tony Pena was pissed at Melky sliding into first base…again.

    • Joey

      yea, the little palm facing up and the look on his face said “stop that shit already”

      • A.D.

        With a little “didn’t we just go over this yesterday”

  • A.D.

    WHY does Melky slide head first

  • Brandon

    Para tirando te bruto !

  • Chucky Smooth

    someone needs to smack melky with a bat….why does he slide?!?!?!

  • A.D.

    Ugh, how does Jeter swing through that

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Derek’s really not handling the bat too well this year. It happens.

    • Joey

      He’ll pick it up, you know he will. And as I type that he strikes out…

  • Wally Pipp

    I don’t mind the aggresiveness, Damon should have broken his wrist.

  • BigBlueAL

    I LOVE Jeter more than any other athlete ive ever rooted for, but its getting to a point where anytime he comes up, i just hope he walks or gets hit by a pitch because if he makes contact its a DP. Hell even thisn past at-bat, he didnt put the ball in play and still 2 outs were made during his at-bat!!

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

      LoL, that last sentence was clutch.

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

    LoL, you know the YES people have an agenda against the Mets. The Red Sox lose a divisional game and yet YES shows the highlights of the Mets’ loss.

    • Wally Pipp

      Poor Willie, as much as I hate the Mets, Willie is still a Yankee and can never wish harm on him, but as for Pedro, screw ‘em.

    • A.D.

      Well at least they didn’t show where the Mets bullpen folded like a deck of cards

  • Wally Pipp

    Get Joba up to pitch the 8th…oh wait…fuck.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mark Ellis is 3 for 3. Im telling you, the best remedy for a slump is to face the Yankees (ask Jose Guillen).

  • A.D.

    Living dangerously with the leadoff baserunners

    • Joey

      has every one for the A’s been on?

      • BigBlueAL

        the 6th inning was 1-2-3 i know that much.

        • A.D.

          In the telecast they said the leadoff hitter has been on every inning

          • BigBlueAL

            oh thats right, i think there was a dp in the 6th.

  • E-ROC

    I wonder if Jeter lost some strength this off-season as he tried to be more agile. His swing just looks weak. I don’t know.

    • Batty

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • Chucky Smooth

    can he pull another d.p. out of his ass?

    • Chucky Smooth

      now he really needs one….

      • Chucky Smooth

        haha do you beieve it…gotta love when that sinker sinks

  • A.D.

    really needs the DP now

  • Joey

    Edwar warming, not Krazy Kyle. Love it.

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

    That’s how you fucking do it!

    • Joey

      B-E-A-UTIFUL!

  • Wally Pipp

    YES!

  • BigBlueAL

    I didnt know Jeter is hitting for both teams!!!! lol

    • Joey

      zing…

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

      Ha, you’re on a roll.

      • BigBlueAL

        ill be here all night…..

  • Chucky Smooth

    haha poor derrick

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

    Lighting Round: CURE Auto Insurance or AVIS Car Rentals, who has the better commercial? The cursing blue thing-y or the Bostonian in the New York workplace?

    My vote goes to CURE.

    • Joey

      you have a Youtube of the AVIS one? Don’t think I’ve seen it, but the cursing blue CURE thing the other night you posted was pretty awesome

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

          lol, both great, but have to go with cursing blue ball thing, its just different, who the hell would think to do that? The Avis one on the other hand is funny, but its not THAT creative

  • Chucky Smooth

    alright lets give wanger some support

  • A.D.

    NOW if we can only get some insurance, especially with Mos availability in question

  • Chucky Smooth

    i like the avis one…simply cause i went to school with so many annoying boston bastards

  • Yankees=warriors

    Wowow!!! What a miracle!!!
    Hope Girardi won’t push it and let Wang come out the next inning…

  • Chucky Smooth

    gotta love bobby…contract year for him?

  • A.D.

    Gaudin rocks similar facial hair as Dwight’s brother on the office

    • Wally Pipp

      MOSE!

  • Chucky Smooth

    haha alan embry you fuck…

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

    When was Alex Rodriguez ever an amateur free agent? I thought to be an AFA you have to be in the pool that gets signed out of the International Free Agent signing period or go un-drafted.

    • BigBlueAL

      WTF. He was the overall #1 pick in the draft to the Mariners.

    • A.D.

      Yeah I doubt he ever was I think they just meant the best amateur prostpect

  • Chucky Smooth

    is bobby in his contract year? does anyone know?

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

      Yes he is. No options, no nothing after this season.

    • A.D.

      Abreu Yes, Crosby No

  • http://www.thebronxzoo.wordpress.com iYankees

    is jorge okay? he seemed to be favoring that left collarbone.

  • BigBlueAL

    Thats Clutch Yankees baseball.

  • A.D.

    Wang coming back out…should be interesting

    And we’re seeing why sitting Cano down for Betemit may not really pan out

    • Wally Pipp

      Posing it as a means to light a fire under the ass of Melky’s melancholy buddy.

  • Wally Pipp

    Trade his ass….bring up Eric Duncan…j/k…but seriously..haha

  • BigBlueAL

    WHY take out Wang now?????

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

    “I LOVE WANG”

    Depending on how many girls were holding up that sign, that has to be the best sign ever.

  • A.D.

    So was it because he gave up a decent fly ball? or what exactly was the point of bringing Wang out for 1 batter?

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

      How was Bobby Crosby doing against CMW? I can’t remember specifically if he had some good ABs against him.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    That “I heart Wang” sign is pure comedic gold.

  • A.D.

    Vintage Wang line

    Veras…just step in the bag

  • BigBlueAL

    I dont care if the Yanks still win this game, i just dont understand Girardi and his handling of the pitching staff.

  • A.D.

    do we see Ohlendorf in the 9th?

    • Joey

      As long as it isn’t Krazy Kyle I’ll be happy

    • A.D.

      if there is a 9th

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

    Please throw a breaking ball 3-1 here.

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

      Eh, whatever. As long as the heater was off the plate.

  • Wally Pipp

    A lefty out of the Pen would fit just right in this situation, this could be Otiz in a few months if stead of Jersey Jack

  • BigBlueAL

    Again, after 83 pitches and getting the 1st out in the 8th, WHY take out Wang????? Especially with Mo having pitched 3 straight days and i assume he isnt/shouldnt be available.

    • http://www.thebronxzoo.wordpress.com iYankees

      Why not? Wang had a strong outing after a string of terrible starts. I thought it was a good move to get him out after he went deep into the ballgame. Leave him feeling good about himself and his mechanics. If Girardi left him in there and if he gave up a few runs, everyone would be pissed.

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

    Mark Ellis is on-deck, ugh.

  • Newman

    Good thing Veras pitched around him to get to Ellis

  • BigBlueAL

    I cant believe Mo is warming up.

    • BigBlueAL

      And you guys complain that Torre used to blow out the bullpen….

      • Joey

        could this be the start of “Mo Rules”?

    • Joey

      With Girardi I’m really not shocked at all

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

        In defense of Girardi, Mariano only threw 10, 7 and 13 pitches total in his three straight appearances.

        • Joey

          I’m not worried about Mo, its Farnsworthless if he throws at all I worry about

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

    Looks like Jeckyl has made a comeback.

  • BigBlueAL

    Brett Gardner couldnt hit a HR like that in Oakland!!!!

  • Nefarious jackson

    take that Brett G

  • E-ROC

    I guess Cabrera was hearing Gardner’s footsteps as he just hit a homer.

    • pete

      he has to – its uuman nature

  • devin

    anyone think melky reads RAB? lol

  • Chucky Smooth

    its amazing how despite his hot streak, whenever johnny strikes out, he looks TERRIBLY confused at the plate

  • BigBlueAL

    At least Jeter cant hit into a dp this at-bat.

    • Chip

      That’s so my line!

  • Chip

    Question, why does Melky even bother batting right handed? He looks more comfortable lefty

    • http://www.thebronxzoo.wordpress.com iYankees

      And his numbers definitely demonstrate that. Before tonight Melky’s line:

      VS. LHP AS RH……….206 BA // .609 OPS
      VS. RHP AS LH………..299 BA // .755 OPS

  • Chucky Smooth

    good god jeter looks like a little leaguer

  • Chucky Smooth

    so who thinks we will end up resigning bobby for WAY more than we should, and then regretting it for 3 years

    • http://www.myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      I don’t think he’d get 3 years. But he obviously is far from finished so I don’t think re-upping him for 1-2 years would be a disaster.

      • Joey

        If 2 years is fine with Bobby I’m sure the Yanks would do it, but he’d probably want more and the Yanks probably won’t be willing to do that (hopefully)

    • Chip

      Pick me!!! I really hope A-Jax puts up a huge season this year so he can start next year in right

  • Wally Pipp

    As a proponent of the BG for Melky lineup switch, I am hoping Melky reads RAB and knows we expect more from him. Clutch homer Melk Man

  • Chucky Smooth

    how nice is it to not have to listen to Kay!!!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    I’m glad Rivera’s pitching. He hasn’t gotten enough work the last three days.

    ….This is why he shouldn’t have been pitching from the get-go on Sunday afternoon. No need to run him out there four days in a row.

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

      A total of 30 pitches in the three innings (10, 7 and 13). Is it really that much of an issue?

      • BigBlueAL

        Yes when u r dealing with a 38 yo pitcher.

        • Chip

          I think that gives them more reason to pitch him like they do. It’s not like he hasn’t done this sort of thing before. The guy will pitch until his arm falls off and it’s not like you’re banking on him for the next 10 years (and he’s been properly prepared for this sort of thing by pitching his entire career) so I think this usage is fine. K_Rod did something similar last week and nobody said boo

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

        And warming up four times in four days.

    • Chip

      I”m a big fan of Rivera pitching 4 or 5 games in a row. There are a few times during the season that he’s getting used so little that they have to put him in a blowout just to get work in, I’d rather have this. Besides, it means we’re either tied or ahead which makes my day!

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

    For all those outside pitches Daric Barton sure was quick on that inside Cutter.

    Well, he still got owned.

  • BigBlueAL

    I still say Wang shouldve been given the chance for a complete game given his pitch count when he was removed.

    • Wally Pipp

      Anyone else think he may have had a blister?

      • devin

        i just think that joe saw wang tiring and not gettin on top of his sinker that paired with him wanting to get a look at veras in the eigth inning was wat caused joe to make the move.

  • BigBlueAL

    Shit, Oakland brodacast had that 2-1 pitch to Suzuki at 97 mph!!!!!!

    • Joey

      with Mo I don’t think thats good, it means he’s overthrowing. His pitches lose movement if they go faster

  • http://www.myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Yankees win..thee Yankees wiin! lol

  • Chucky Smooth

    good way to start on the west coast, would love to see us get on a bit of a roll

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

    BTW, Mariano was 94-95MPH that 9th inning, seeing as how that’s his best velocity for the entire season I think we can stay quiet on his usage these past couple days.

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

      Sorry, 92-95MPH in the inning, 94-95MPH in the final AB.

      • BigBlueAL

        The Oakland broadcast had the last 2 pitches of the game at 97 then 96.

  • Joey

    Mo is GOD

    • BigBlueAL

      thats my line!!!

      • Joey

        we’ve been over this, we’ve both used it extensively and we can share it ;-)

        • BigBlueAL

          actually, i say Mo is a GOD. its different!!!!! :)

  • Yankees=warriors

    What a tense one!
    Glad to see some improvement from Wang, hope he’ll only get better.
    Can’t wait to watch Raz pitch another gem tomo…I mean tonight~

  • Chucky Smooth

    off to espn to have basketball force fed to me for awhile…gnite