Jul
01

Game 84: If a good righty is pitching poorly, will we beat him?

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Kevin Millwood takes the mound for the Rangers tonight. He’s been quite crappy this season, pitching to a 5.08 ERA. He lasted just five innings against the Astros last time out, surrendering seven runs over five innings, walking three and giving up 12 hits. Now, we know the Yanks tend to suck against hittable pitchers, and Millwood seems like one of that ilk this season. But in 37.1 career innings against the Yanks, he’s surrendered 20 earned runs. So maybe they have a shot tonight.

On the other hill is a man who needs no introduction. In his five starts this season, Joba Chamberlain is pitching to a 1.80 ERA over 25 innings, and has now pitched more innings in 2008 out of the rotation than the bullpen. He’s struck out 26 while walking 13 for a nifty 2:1 K/BB ratio. He’ll need to decrease his walks to continue succeeding, but most of us have faith that this will continue. But, you know, since he hasn’t gone more than 6.2 innings over his first five major league starts, he’s only a six, six-plus inning pitcher. Thanks, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, for prophesizing Joba’s career for us.

Cap’n Jetes gets the night off, which is nice. I understand he wants to play every game, but he’s 34 years old. Guys that age could use a day off here and there. In his place, though, I feel Girardi has made a mistake in starting Betemit. Yeah, his bat has some pop, but I’d far rather have Alberto’s glove in there. Anyone else with me?

Via PeteAbe: Britton tossed eight pitches in the GCL, finishing an inning with a strikeout. Humberto Sanchez got through a 12-pitch inning while issuing a walk.

Now onto your lineup:

1. Johnny Damon, DH
2. Brett Gardner, LF
3. Bobby Abreu, RF — three lefties in a row. Wow
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jason Giambi, 1B
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Wilson Betemit, SS
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

And on the mount, number sixty-two, Joba Chamberlain

Categories : Game Threads
  • dkidd

    personally, i like betemit starting over ag. no settling for 1 run tonight!

  • Wally Pipp

    BG, enough said.

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

    Small ball!

  • Bill N.

    Is everybody at the game ?

  • Wally Pipp

    Haha, I went last night. Two nights in a row would cripple my wallet.

  • dkidd

    gardner would’ve scored from 3rd on that pop-up

    • Wally Pipp

      I promised two kids, probabaly 10, that BG was the future of the franchise.

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

        Mean.

        • Wally Pipp

          Furthermore, told them to save the ticket stub, in retrospect, maybe Billy’s before the game was not the best idea. Still, pulling for BG, hoping to be Eckstein-esque at least.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Michael Kay is an idiot. He said on his show (and I’m paraphrasing) that he’s got a problem with Jeter sitting, that Jeter should be playing every day, and then blamed Jeter sitting on either A) Joe Girardi being a “national league guy” or B) Brett Gardner being called up meaning that Damon now has to DH so Jeter has to sit. He said he likes having Gardner up but that if Gardner being up means that Jeter and other guys (like Posada or Matsui) have to have a day off here or there and not play every day, the Yankees need to just trade either Gardner or Melky and be done with it. He said that, less than 24 hours and 4 at bats into Brett Gardner’s career, because Derek Jeter is taking a day off.

    I am not kidding.

    Then, he also took issue with the fact that Gardner is hitting second. He says he wants him hitting 9th, because (and I’m not paraphrasing, this is a verbatim quote) “I like having two leadoff hitters…”

    Yeah, apparently in Michael Kay’s mind, having 9-Gardner followed by 1-Damon is two leadoff hitters, but 1-Damon followed by 2-Gardner somehow isn’t.

    I called him up out of sheer horror. I told him that he was disappointing me because he was supposed to be smarter than that. I said that Jeter having a day off had nothing to do with Gardner being called up or Girardi being an “NL guy”, it’s because he’s taking a day off. Everybody does it. Guys who don’t take a day off get gassed and slump. I said that the last two guys who never took a day off were Cal Ripken Jr. and Albert Belle, and both of them had their bodies self destruct on them.

    He asked me “Cal Ripken Jr, a guy who played 20 years, his body broke down?”

    I said, “Yes, Michael, over the last 3-4 years of his career he was a shell of himself and he was horrid.”

    Kay said nothing to that.

    I said that Gardner isn’t playing short, he’s only taking starts from Melky, Damon, and Matsui, and that with Melky not hitting and Damon and Matsui both being old and injury prone, they needed days off.

    He said Johnny Damon wasn’t old and didn’t need days off.

    I told him that Damon regularly took days at DH, independent of Gardner or Jeter, because he sucked in the field and needed to rest his legs because he’s 34. All of this has nothing to do with Gardner.

    He said nothing to that.

    I told him his complaint about Gardner in the 2-hole made no sense because it’s still two leadoff guys back to back, however you slice it.

    He said some crap about how it’s all about the first inning and how you line up in the beginning, and that that’s why cleanup guys don’t bat 5th and some other nonsensical shit.

    And then he ran me before I had a chance to ask him who the hell should hit in the 2 hole… Betemit? Melky? Cano?

    What a moron.

    • Wally Pipp

      I heard your call today, Kay was none to pleased.

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

      Hah.

      • Wally Pipp

        Kay was so happy when Betemit held the ball, Johnny Pesky style.

  • dkidd

    so the future of our franchise is the 1985 cardinals?

  • Wally Pipp

    Also, heckling Josh Hamilton, too insensitive?

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

      Hells no.

      • Wally Pipp

        Thank you, let him have it, I am hoping the same way we reminded David Justice-pre Yankee, about Halle Berry.

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

    Gotta settle down Joba.

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

    Jesus Christ, Kay just blamed that run on Jeter getting a day off.

  • dkidd

    i take it back. get ag in there

  • dkidd

    also, michael kay is an idiot

    • Wally Pipp

      No Jeter comment following a heads up play by Betterman.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

        Heads up, but a horrible, horrible throw. Again.

      • Jon

        In fairness, something a lot of you guys ignore due to your own agendas, Betemit gave him a bad throw which led to him missing the tag. We got lucky there.

        • Wally Pipp

          I’ll admit to looking to slam Kay, he infuriated me earlier, point taken Jon.

          • Jon

            No biggie, I wasn’t talking about you in particular. Just trying to keep everyone honest.

      • Chris

        The throw wasn’t the problem. A-Rod was too far out of the baseline he couldn’t even reach the runner.

        • Wally Pipp

          too much time with Madonna -1
          what he did for the Freedom High School Make a Wish Ballplyer +1000

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Okay. We need to get Betemit out of there. Freakin’ butcher.

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

    Terrible baserunning by Salty. Never go when the ball’s hit in front of you.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Nice phantom tag by A-Rod, though. Not that I’m complaining; I’m surprised Salty didn’t argue it, either.

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

    You know, I’m going through fist pump withdrawal here. I hope we get one tonight.

  • Wally Pipp

    Hank probably ordered the switch in the rotation, to get Joba throwing Sunday night on ESPN…on a personal note, I’m thrilled, souly becuase I will be there, not for rotation sake.

    /selfish.

  • Baseballnation

    Good k with 99 mph.

    ……..Is it me or does it looked like Joba has gain a smidge of weight?? Last year he looked incredible considering the negative past accounts and he looked more leaner. this year the belly is more puffy and his legs look heavier.

  • Tim

    I have to admit that this two run lead has me a bit concerned. After the past few games those two runs are looking pretty tall.

  • dkidd

    you just know the ball’s gonna find betemit all night

  • Wally Pipp

    Another ‘stache hit, anyone else see the t-shirts outside the Stadium, awesome.

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

    That’s how you know your offense is struggling, when a screamer hit back up the middle deflects off the pitcher for an out. Ho hum.

    • Tim

      Wow – when you are struggling the ball always seems to bounce the wrong way.

  • dkidd

    yet another sweet ‘stache on the home plate ump

    • cult of basebaal

      rockin’ the “Megan’s Law”, as my friend calls those

  • Bill N.

    Nothing like watching an ugly lady with her kids eat pop corn

  • Bill N.

    Joba throwing all these balls is Jeter’s fault for being off today

  • Baseballnation

    here’s a crazy idea. Let some team like the Rays make a 3 month rental on Sabathia with the intention to chase him this off season. Here’s the thing, the alternative is a vet. Someone who has previous pitching success, throws strikes, and makes a reasonable paycheck. Not to mention he’ll make a solid 4 behind Andy, Moose, Joba. None other than K Millwood

    • Joe

      What are you talking about?

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

    Why is Kevin Millwood unlikely to throw a no-hitter? Because he doesn’t throw 100 mph? If Kay bothered to do some actual research, he’d see that the majority of no-no’s belong to finesse guys.

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

    No bunting now, let Gardner hit.

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

      Oof. Nasty.

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

    Please don’t pop out Bobby.

  • Baseballnation

    K on a curve that was way outside….nice Bobby

  • Jake H

    This team is mentally weak.

  • Steve

    Since we obviously can’t hit with runners at scoring position, I have a solution.

    Tell everybody who gets a hit to stop running at First base. And then if someone else gets a hit, do like the Bad News Bears and just keep running and running around the bases, and don’t stop till you get home.

    Worth a shot.

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

      Everyone should just hit solo homers.

      • Steve

        Thats what they’ve been doing.

        You’re no help.

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

          I said everyone. Not just A-Rod.

          • Steve

            Maybe everybody else on the team should date Madonna.

  • Baseballnation

    I have to admit I love the Rays/Red Sox rivary that has really manifested over the last couple of years. It’s really one of the more entertaining ones in baseball.

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

    I just don’t see how Joba can maintain his velocity 2 or 3 innings. He should be a reliever.

    • Joe

      The 8th inning seems open

  • Eric

    How many pitches do you think Joba gets tonight?

  • Bill N.

    I was at Millwoods nohitter at the Vet, yes I’m from philly

  • Jake H

    Anyone else think Girardi needs to get in their faces? This team acts like they can turn it on any time and they can’t.

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

    !

  • LiveFromNewYork

    WTF was that? I can’t believe they’re making this guy look good.

    I am always surprised by the same old thing. I have tix to this weekend. I’m looking forward to a horrible time.

  • Flynn

    way to work it Wilson, up 2-0 and you go down like a chump. Melky you miserable fuck.

    • Ivan

      Melky’s is abat away from going on my you suck list.

  • dkidd

    remember: we could be the mets

    • LiveFromNewYork

      We’re number two! We’re number two!!

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

    Fire Marshall Bob? It’s Fire Marshall Bill you buffoon!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8g_arzPICEA

  • dkidd

    i like dan giese

  • dkidd

    jinxed him

  • mustang

    Can someone please tell why is Joba not pitching I just turn on the game

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

      Blew out his arm. Had to take him off a stretcher.

      Okay fine. He was wild and ran his pitch count up. ~90 pitches after 4.

      • cult of basebaal

        should have gone with “his arm tore off his shoulder, ran about the infield like a chicken without a haid, had to club him with a rawlin’s just to lash him to the strecher!”

        or something like that …

      • mustang

        Mike A.
        I don’t know you , but the next time you scare me like that I will find you and…..
        LOL
        Holy shit 90 pitches in 4 innings how many walks ?

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

          At least 4. Just one of those nights, he was still throwing gas.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            Yeah, he was pissed too. I love Joba’s fire.

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

    D-Rob in the hizzy.

  • Chip

    Nice inning by Robertson, hopefully he settles in nicely.

    BTW, whoever had this game as the game Melky “passes” Cano in the batting average race to the bottom deserves a cookie

  • Ivan

    Roberston Control looked much better than last time.

    • Chip

      First time jitters, this guy is gonna be good

  • Manimal

    Imagine Gardner and Pedroia fighting. That be sick.

    • Chip

      Like two Chihuahuas going at it

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

    Tie game bitches.

  • Stryker

    tie game!!

  • Manimal

    Posada dropped the piano from his back!

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

    That game tying RBI single is Jeter’s fault for being off today.

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

    What a shock. Melky ended the … oh forget it.

    • Ivan

      mekly sucks.

  • Manimal

    Melky REALLY wants to go to scranton. Rumor has it Arizona is interested in him. Thats our best bet.

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

      Why in the world would Arizona want him?

      Justin Upton, Chris Young, Melky Cabrera. Which one of these things doesn’t belong?

    • whozat

      That’s not a rumor. That was just Rosenthal speculating.

    • E-ROC

      Cabrera for Max Scherzer…..that’ll never happen.

  • alex

    these YES guys………….all they talk about is people in the stadium. making fun of everyone, instead of actually discussing valuable baseball “stuff”. tonight its that kid eating food and his cholestoral. tomorrow it’s the itch on michael kays crotch. sick of kay………….

  • Ben B.

    I have to ask, is this Kevin Long’s fault? I don’t expect to score ten runs every night, and I know the team has battled through injuries, and I know that some guys “get up” to play the Yankees, but without doing the requisite amount of research, I would suggest that we get shut down by more league average pitchers than a team with our talent should.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I’ve said that a while. Esp when someone breaks out of a slump and they’re like “Kevin helped me with….” Well where is “Kevin doesn’t know what the F he’s doing…” when they’re not doing well.

      • whozat

        When a guy’s slumping, it’s not because the hitting coach is messing with his mojo.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          No but he’s not helping.

          • whozat

            It’s not like he can go up there and hit for a guy. All he can do is suggest, recommend, yell…it’s still up to the hitter to execute.

            It’s a knee-jerk reaction to look for someone to fire when a team is doing something poorly. But…How could it POSSIBLY be Kevin Long’s fault that the Yankees are horrible at hitting with RISP?

            What, you think he HASN’T told them to just think up the middle in those situations? Yeah, he probably hasn’t thought of that. Or told Cano that he needs to be more selective and take outside pitches the other way? Nah.

    • whozat

      They had this problem before Long became the coach. I have no idea what the deal is. No one ever really seriously looks into it. I’d love it if someone looked into whether this is just our perception, or if the Yankees over the last four years have really been shut down by junkballers who other teams destroy.

      Maybe it’s guys with poor stuff who don’t walk a lot of people?

      • Ben B.

        I realize that we’ve had this problem for at least a couple of years. I’m not sure it predates Kevin Long, but in any event, this has got to be, what, a lack of preparation? Are our guys just not watching/being made to watch enough tape of the opponent’s staff before each series?

        • whozat

          “I’m not sure it predates Kevin Long”

          This is only his second year.

          “Are our guys just not watching/being made to watch enough tape of the opponent’s staff before each series?”

          I dunno. No one ever really presses anyone about it. You’d think some journalist would, but instead they ask Girardi and Cashman 400 times whether Joba should be a starter or not.

          It may be that the Yankees are a team of vets, and they have their prep routines that they’ve had for years and the coaches don’t want to tell them to watch more tape. Or that may not be it at all. It may be that they rely _too_ heavily on tape and, when there isn’t a lot of tape, they just can’t prepare like they usually do.

          This is why it’s pointless for us to speculate from the outside. Our loud, cranky assertions could be exactly wrong…we bitch they need to watch more tape when it turns out the problem is they rely too much on tape.

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

    Robertson’s not giving in Hamilton. Nice little battle right here.

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

    The wave has been allowed to infect Yankee Stadium. Good thing they are tearing the place down.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Epic at-bat and they’re doing the wave? REALLY?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      YES REALLY I HATE IT

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    By the way, I love how Girardi’s making use of the bullpen weapons he’s given. I don’t necessarily mean this as a knock on Torre, but you can see how confused Michael Kay is by Girardi’s not conducting business-as-usual.

    • dkidd

      i was about to say the same thing

    • LiveFromNewYork

      agree

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I could have managed Torre’s game. Girardi I have no idea.

  • whozat

    It’s a travesty that Pedroia is beating Kinsler. I wish that, at the All-star game, when Kinsler replaces Pedroia in the 3rd or whatever, the announcers would point out how superior his numbers are and how that indicates that the best players often do not get voted in by the fans.

    They can say it about Jeter too, as far as I’m concerned.

    Though, they’ll instead probably talk about how Pedroia’s an example of how a player with worse numbers is actually better because he’s been in a world series before.

    • Ben B.

      If we only wanted the most deserving players in the AS Game, we probably shouldn’t let a fan vote be the principal determinant of the starting roster.

      I’m not sure I really care, though, except when someone I like get jobbed.

      It’s an exhibition game, a circus.

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

    David freaking Robertson.

    That is all.

    • Chip

      45 pitches and he still doesn’t give in. He threw 20 pitches to get those last two outs alone! That’s the turning point in this game if they can score here. I think it’s about high time for BG’s first hit

  • alex

    can anyone tell me where we got david robertson from?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      He descended from Heaven. Rumors have it that it was the same cloud Jay Bruce was first spotted on.

    • whozat

      The draft?

    • whozat

      http://www.thebaseballcube.com.....tson.shtml

      thebaseballcube is a great site to look up all sorts of info.

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

      Drafted him in 2006, I want to say the … 17th round?

      Anywho, he’s the 3rd player from that class to reach the bigs for the Yanks. I don’t think any other team has had more than one get called up, although I could be wrong.

      • Chip

        Plus you have McCutchen doing well and might get a call-up this fall. What an amazing draft

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

          Ditto Melancon.

      • Chip

        Speaking of that draft, the guy playing first for the Rangers tonight was drafted in the fifth round

        • Chip

          He also got drafted in the 50th round in 2004 by those damn Yankees

  • Ivan

    Big out by robertson.

  • George Kaplan

    I don’t care if my five year old cousin could beat him in a fist fight, I have a feeling he’s sticking around for a while

  • George Kaplan

    From Alabama, trains up here in boston, and, I shit you not, hunts deer and makes his own jerky.

  • Chip

    When is the last time we saw Melky watch 5 pitches?

  • alex

    come on A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • alex

    futile effort……….quick ab for a-rod

    • LiveFromNewYork

      he’s screwing madonna so the ny papers say

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Is that Gardner’s older brother that they keep showing in the stands?

    (I kid because I care)

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

    I’m in the mood for a little extra inning action. Let’s do this.

  • Chip

    Here’s a great stat, Robertson hasn’t given up a homerun since college

    • alex

      not even in the minors? how much time did he spend in the minors?

      • Chip

        125 innings, no homeruns allowed

  • christopher

    can this offense get any f***en worse. this is god damn joke

    disgrace forget the pitching this offense is old/slow/and chokes the like of hich we havent seen in forever

    what a joke — blow this bunch of jokers up

    • E-ROC

      u need a hug.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        heh heh

        hugs all around!

  • dkidd

    vote for kinsler. if pedroia starts the all-star game i’m going to kill myself

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

    Who could have foreseen that with the infield drawn in…

  • Chip

    Man, Rivera just doesn’t have it when he isn’t in a save situation

  • Flynn

    Way to go Mo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This team is terrible from top to bottom.

  • alex

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!

  • Flynn

    Jesus, jorge throws like Damon. AWFUL

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

    Bah, you gotta let A-Rod take that one, he’s charging in.

  • Chip

    Well here’s to Melky hitting one out to tie it!

    • E-ROC

      Hopefully, Jeter pinch hits for him.

      • NYFan50

        How can you NOT pinch hit for Melky here? Just move Gardner to center…

  • Chip

    If Melky swings at the first pitch, he goes direction to AAA

    • Chip

      *directly

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

    In the name of all that is holy, pinch hit someone for Melky. Anyone. Jeter, Moeller, Gene Michael, anyone!

  • alex

    ohhh fuck! we all kno melky cant bunt

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

    I sure hope Girardi enjoyed Derek’s company tonight.

  • Chip

    That’s it, get him out of here. He should have bunted after the first strike, the guy can’t get the ball out of the infield anymore

  • Flynn

    I hate Melky with an intensity that can’t be measured. You muther fucking sack of shit. BUNT you useless fuck. I hate Girardi for allowing that pile of monkey shit to to anything that could fuck that up.

    FUCK

    Goddamit. This team makes me sick.

  • E-ROC

    Too much faith in Cabrera right there. What a way to manage the game, Girardi!

  • alex

    listless bastards, get your fucking acts together

  • alex

    listless bastards, get your fucking acts together. and someone please tell me why they were showcasing that little kid in the frony row all night. from his eating to his good deed by giving that ball away.

  • Rich

    Not PHing for Melky was one of the dumbest things I have ever seen.

  • Realist

    Where’s that idiot “Rob” who claimed melky was the next Clemente? The same one who gave his home address to fight me????? Dumb mother fucker, you woulda got your ass kicked by an old man (41) and still been wrong.

    Melky can’t hit for average, power , steal a base or field above average….except his arm.

    • NYFan50

      With any luck at some point they’ll send Melky to AAA and replace him with Gardner. It can’t hurt at this point.

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

    I just don’t get it. Why would you play for 1-run and bunt in the first, but not in the 9th? This ones on Girardi more than anyone else.

  • alex

    get rid of melky and maybe, just maybe it’ll wake cano about and help him realize his buddy is gone and he too has to perform.

    “TRADE 28 IN 08″

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

      Huh? Cano’s already woken up; .391-.400-.609 since June 14th (coming into today), plus another 2 hits tonight…

      • Rich

        Which puts his AVG ahead of Melky’s (.245-.240).

  • Wally Pipp

    RAB has been pro BG, anti 28 for a while now, as much as I would like to see a switch, tonight is on Girardi.

  • Rich

    It’s almost as if Girardi has never seen Gardner’s splits.

  • Manimal

    This is disgusting, I officially hate Joe Girardi. I don’t even know where to start. How about Charlie Manual arguing balls and strikes while Joe girardi sits on the bench making faces. FUCK YOU GIRARDI, If your pissed off then give him a piece of your mind Gardner was getting BS calls and what did you do about it. ZIP. NADA. NOTHING.

    And what the hell was that 9th inning mess. Mariano should not have been pitching, it should have been farnsworth(there I said it). Mariano does not do good in Tie games. In the 9th inning he should’ve put in molina since Posada’s AB wasn’t for a while the yankees wouldve tied by then. Alright Mariano gives up a double to Kinsler but seriously what else does he hit? Posada does a shitty throw to third and they end up scoring a run alright fine. Bottom of the inning Betemit gets up and walks on 4 pitches. MR 0′FER FUCKING WEEK is at bat and he doesnt pinch hit or even try to bunt he fucking gets into a double play! Damon’s up and he breaks his bat(what else is new). I think its safe to say that cashman should be fired, Girardi should be fired and someone with more balls should manage(Willy isnt busy is he?) there needs to be big moves before the trade deadline. Abreu needs to go, his lack of hustle KILLS me.He will give us alot of stuff back.

    And that ladies and gentlemen is my longest comment at RAB ever.

    • E-ROC

      Such anger; it must be that rap music, lol.

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

      Not for nothing, but there’s never a wrong time to bring in Mo. It was absolutely the right move. Heh, it should have been Farnsworth … you so crazy!

      • Manimal

        haha I just said that because Mo blew it. Is it really a decision in a close game in the 9th? The defensive change should have happened and unless Jeter is hurt he shouldve been at short.

    • Adam

      I rarely comment, but you are an idiot.

      • Adam

        Manimal, that is.

  • Wally Pipp

    I feel like I was punched in the sotmach during the 9th inning.

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

    Why couldn’t Melk just strike out on a pitch over his head?

    • E-ROC

      That would be too easy and with our luck, that simply didn’t happen. Melky actually took pitches; thats the sad part.

      I wonder if Kevin Millwood was auditioning. Just saying…

  • Wally Pipp

    Robertson sounds like Nuke Laloosh right now, I hope this is the start of something consistent.

  • christopher

    does anyone actually think this team has a chance at making the playoffs

    they are a joke – sick of sein young playes on othe teams poduce while the yanks kids take it up the ass

    farm system strategy is payin off — get some real players in here next season – they bette not cheap out on free agents and/or trades again net offseason as they have been the previous 2 and if they do trade vets can they get something esemnlin value fo them

    johnson for olendorf who is shit
    sheffield for a guy who has thown 30 pitches in 2 years

    will they open theo wallets fo sabathia, sheets, texiea o would they rather not waste the picks.

    how many yeas does stinbrenner have left – get th man another couple of rings before he goes and please knck off the damn sox

    could have gained 2 games on them if they werent shut down by the potent texas pitching and not to mention embarassed by the pirates and muts for that matter – this season is over – cahsman wants to uthis team together net offseason is his chance to put his stamp on the team – i just hope it will be with a 215 million dollar payroll as it should be wjtg this team – a lot of high priced but relatively young free agents to be not to mention trades

    and scew hi attitude – bedad can be had on the cheap and he is loaded with talent – shit we took jeff weaver

    • Manimal

      seriously, everyone is a AAAA player in the yankees farm where the scrubs on the sox come up and explode

    • BigBlueAL

      I didnt understand hardly anything you wrote….

      • Manimal

        me neither I just made a comment on the first couple lines the rest was fugly.

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

      …and if they do trade vets can they get something esemnlin value fo them

      What exactly does “esemnlin” mean?

      • Manimal

        ahhhahahahahah I believe its similar. This guy needs to go back to preschool

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

    $10 says George King uses the term “Dead Bat Society” tomorrow…

  • jakc

    If melky is in the lineup tomorrow Girardi is a fucking dumbass.