Jun
14

Game 69: hehe

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Is three over .500 possible? Seems crazy, don’t it?

Alex Rodriguez is hitting .400-.482-.689 this month, while Johnny Damon has gone .443-.490-.591 since May 21st. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Melky is just 1 for his last 21 (with a .281 OPS), and Jose Molina is hitting just .163-.188-.217 since his three double series in Fenway way back in mid-April. Wandy-Rod is your garden variety underwhelming southpaw, so that means the Yankees have their work cut out for them.

Thaaaaaa Yankees’ lineup:

1. Damon, LF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Melky, CF
7. Molina, C
8. The Former Attorney General, 2B
9. Moose, SP

Sheesh, they basically have four pitchers batting at the bottom of the lineup…

Categories : Game Threads
  • Ivan

    Papelbon blew a save today. how many is that like 3 or 4 already. And people he was better than Mo.

  • http://deleted Randy

    dusty baker is a pretty bad manager. that’s all i have to say about that red sox game.

  • Alan

    Where’s Cano?

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

    Could not agree with you any more than humanly possible. That man proved this afternoon in Cincinnati that he is an absolute moron. That’s all there is to say about it.

    Over his last 28-Plate Appearances coming into today’s action Ken Griffey Jr. has three hits, three. So with runners on the corners with one out, Cincy down by one run after Manny Delcarmen gives up a RBI 1B and threw three straight Balls, Mr. Baker gives Griffey the OK to swing at the 3-0 pitch. Not only has Griffey been scuffling the past week but he is also 39 fucking years old. What in God’s name would make you think he as the bat speed to put a good swing on a Manny Delcarmen Fastball? Idiot.

    Then after tying the game in the bottom half of the 9th inning he sends up a middle reliever to face the heart of the Red Sox order in the top half of the 10th with Francisco Cordero readily available in the bullpen. Idiot. Don’t tell me he did this because the pitcher’s spot was due up 1st in the bottom half of the 10th because he could have easily used a double-switch or not fucking worry about that because you can’t manage for the future like that. Idiot.

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

      I am under the belief – like many – that the manager has little to no impact on an everyday baseball game but that was not the case today, Dusty Baker had a direct, negative impact on today’s game. I feel sorry for Cincy fans if Brandon Phillips can’t do something with the tying runs on base.

      And he didn’t, Dusty Baker, you are an idiot.

      • Alan

        I’m shocked that Walt Jocketty is keeping Dusty around, I figured he’d have tossed him out as soon as he got the job.

      • http://deleted Randy

        i agree 100% on everything you said especially the cordero thing. you can’t save a game at home in a tied game. ridiculous.

    • Ivan

      I agree with you on the second thing but the griffey thing I have to disagree here. Sure griffey’s struggling but part of that streak is with during the chase of 600 and was probably pressing. Also, while he’s not the same hitter he once was, 3-0 against Decalman who’s solid but not great, and he’s bound to throw a strke, why not turn griffey lose.

      • http://deleted Randy

        because he has to come with another strike at least one more time and if he misses you have brandon phillips, who just hit a home run earlier, coming to the plate with the bases loaded.

  • dan

    Too bad those 4 pitchers in our line-up can’t hit like Micah Owings

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

    Joe Beimel is going to be a free agent at the end of this season, would you guys approve of the move if he is asking for a 3-year contract?

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

      I say 2 years tops, relievers have a short lifespan. Depends how much he wants too, 2/4? 3/10?

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

    Jeter is turning off all the ladies with all of these GIDPs…

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

      No, no. He’s just adding to his résumé: He’s become very proficient at grounding into double plays.

      • dan

        He likes to turn two in a night on the town, why not in a baseball game?

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

    Bud Light Lime? I’m impressed, they found a way to make it even more disgusting.

    • Alan

      Lime AND salt! And yes, its as disgusting as it sounds.

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

    Ah, well, good thing I’m going out now. I don’t mind missing this one…

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

    That bout of thunder just screwed with the color of my TV, wow.

  • http://deleted Randy

    this might be one of those games.

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

    This one has 12-11 written all over it.

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

      It better not, I don’t want to miss anything later on.

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

    “To make things worse, I think the kid in a red shirt is an Astros’ fan”

    What gave it away? The ‘Stros logo on the front, or the BERKMAN 17 on the back?

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

      I wanted to smack him as well, Michael Kay is comical at times.

  • r.w.g.

    wtf is melky thinking some times? he didn’t make an out.. but seriously. he should have already been at third and testing Berkman when the foul territory in this ballpark is practically inside the dugout.

  • BigBlueAL

    The Yankees 7-8-9 part of the lineup tonight could very well be the worse bottom 3 of a lineup in the history of baseball!!

  • Ivan

    Bad baserunning on Melky. He should of gone to third when wiggington charged the ball leaving thrid base vacated and while he was safe, he was already in SP running to third on a pop up toberkman.

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

    Michael Kay said today “I think Billy Wagner threw 101-MPH in that last inning.”

    Ken Singleton said yesterday “Billy Wagner came in the 9th and threw 101-MPH his first pitch.”

    God Dammit Michael.

  • Smitt Dog

    “Bourne to run” – good one Michael Kay

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

    Question, why does Peter Abraham have to make some smart ass remark every single opportunity he gets?

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

    Johnny Damon is ridiculously hot right now.

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

    And people say the Yankees look old? I said before and I stick to it now, the Yankees are one of three teams IMO that has the #1-#4 hitters in their respective lineups with the ability to steal 20+ bases. The Texas Rangers and the Mets are the other two clubs.

  • Smitt Dog

    Does Joe G. not run over baseball fundamentals with these guys? Whats with twice in three innings failing to go to third when appropriate?

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

    No offense but Houston sure does have some fuglies in their city, yeesh.

    • Joe

      I think it’s the fattest city in america!

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

    Melky Cabrera sure is having a Jekyl and Hyde type season.

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

    Hava Molina!

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

    I was ready to kick Jose Molina in the ass for swinging at the first pitch after a four-pitch BB to Melky Cabrera but he came through, so whatever.

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

    CURE Auto Insurance. That’s all I have to say.

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

    Man, could you imagine having to sit in the sun in that stadium when the roof is closed? It must be 200-degrees with the light being magnified through the glass.

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

    What is this, MLB 08 The Show?

  • http://deleted Randy

    what the hell?

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

    Mike Mussina for Cy Young?

  • Joe

    How in god’s name does Melky walk twice on 8 pitches?

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

    Man, now I’m in the mood for Dave & Buster’s. Stupid commercials.

  • Joe

    See, the thing that’s funny about replacing Cano with Gonzalez is that Cano at his worst is still better than Gonzalez with the bat. If the Yankees think they are threatening Cano’s job by bringing up Gonzalez they a sorely mistaken.

    • Sal

      They’re not threatening anything they’re just giving him a day off. Stop reading into something that’s not there.

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

      The brought up Gonzalez to add more versatility to the bench while they’re in NL parks. I think threatening Cano’s job was the last thing on their minds when they made that move.

  • Ivan

    when did houston became tampa bay with the SB’s

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

    Mikey Moose holdin’ it down.

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

    Michael Kay you have no right talking about cheesy. It is the essence of your existence.

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

      Seriously.

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

    STOP ABOUT FORDHAM!
    STOP ABOUT STANFORD!
    STOP!!

    thanks Michael Kay.

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

    meh. cheap run–bunt single and grounder down the line. and i’m sure the guy didn’t touch 3rd.

  • Smitt Dogg

    Did anyone elses cable just go out? this sucks!

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

      Mine’s still working, but it did go out earlier, right as it started raining. I unplugged then restarted my box, and it’s been fine since.

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

    Hahahaha. CWS, Georgia vs Miami on ESPN, they come back from commercial, and they show some Omaha pond with a bunch of swans in it. The following exchange occurs:

    Orel Herschiser: “There’s a shot of some swans on the pond, but Miami left some ducks on the pond last inning.”

    Mike Patrick: “You know, I hear swans are mean.”

    OH: “Really? I didn’t know that.”

    MP: “Yeah, they’re mean and stubborn. Just like my ex-wife.”

    Classic.

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

    Yay Robinson. Maybe he should start being used only a pinch hitter. He seems to be pretty good at it.

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

      yeah, maybe we should keep talented players in limited roles, not give them more playing time (I’m looking at you, Joba-in-the-bullpen people!!)

  • pete

    really?
    really joe?
    really?
    …really?

  • pete

    aaaand there we go, good start for fahnzie

  • Babe’s Ghost

    this is what I get for saying something nice about Farnsworth

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

    And you people were worried about Farnsworth.

  • pete

    gotta love the anti-jinx

  • Babe’s Ghost

    it was the relentless pounding of the opposite side batter’s box that was making me nervous

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

    Everything is dropping in for Damon these days. He’s crazy hot.

  • pete

    nice…should by edwar a nice inning of work w/ a 4 run cushion

  • pete

    *buy

  • Chip

    Did they double check that “double” by Betemit? From the Gamday replay, that looked gone

    • Babe’s Ghost

      Speaking of GD replay… check out the announcer groaning when Cano’s hit goes by Matsui

      • Chip

        Yeah I definitely laughed at that

  • Chip

    Good win, and just like that the Yankees are on a roll!

  • Joey

    10 win Moose… sounds weird

    • RustyJohn

      Lol…what if someone predicted at the beginning of the season, “Mussina will win 20 games.” They would have been dismissed as a crackpot.

    • mustang

      17 years of 10 or more wins a AL record.

  • Chip

    Wow, it’s going to be a good DotF tonight too! McClutchen was dealing!

  • Rich

    I think the team is starting to come together.

  • eli manning

    anyone see tiger’s finish today? o.m.g.

  • pete

    CLIP