Aug
03

Game 111: I hate Brett Favre

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Man, just freaking stay retired. I can’t sit down and watch 30 minutes worth of SportsCenter over a bowl of cereal these days without hearing some nonsense about how he’s going to be reinstated, how he’s working out at a high school field, how the Pack don’t want to trade him within the division; the stupidest, most unimportant and uninteresting details possible. It’s ridiculous, and ESPN ate it right up. Props go out to the Low-A Augusta Green Jackets for having a “Brett Favre flip-flop night” promotion.

As for the Yanks, they’re are still 10-5 since the break despite their recent slump, and they’ve picked up three big games in the Wildcard chase, leaving them 2.5 GB of Boston. Division titles are nice, but the MLB playoffs have turned into the NCAA Tournament – just get in and we’ll figure it out then.  Four of the last 10 World Series winners have been WC teams, and 9 WC teams have played in the Fall Classic since 1997. Just get in.

Darrell Rasner has new battery mate today, even though he’s been most successful with the recently DFA’ed Chad Moeller behind the dish (4-3, 4.38 ERA with Moeller; 2-5, 6.87 ERA with everyone else). Maybe Pudge can squeeze the best out of Ras like he did Ponson the other night. Halos’ starter John Lackey threw a near no-hitter in Fenway his last time out, but he does have a 6.06 ERA and .825 OPS against in his last 5 starts, Fenway outing included.

1. Damon, DH
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. X(BH) Nady, LF
7. Betemit, 2B
8. Pudge, C
9. Melky, CF

And on the mound, the Nightmare from Nevada, Darrell Rasner.

Notes: Cano’s hand is still sore, so he’ll get another day off … the Yanks head off on a 10-day road trip after the game today, going from Texas to Anaheim to Minneapolis with no off-days … after today, the Yanks will play 16 of their next 19 games on the road …

Categories : Game Threads

620 Comments

  1. Joey H says:

    i feel your you pal. just let farve play allready if you ask me it was a premature “sour taste” decision he made. he got his ass kicked by the giants and couldnt handle it. but for crying out loud let the man play! and oh man. lets see wat darrell can do today. pudge turned ponson into a cy young candidate, lets turn rasner into CY YOUNG himself!

    • Mike A. says:

      How about Aaron Rodgers? That poor kid is getting the shaft.

      • Joey H says:

        no i understand that. but dont get me wrong. its a tough situation for both parties. GB drafted this guy cause bret farve is pulling a pettite. a year to year thing which is ridiculous. sure, hes one of the top 5 QB of all time, so there is no winner. nobody expected him to had one of the best seasons in the NFL and one of his best in ages. and be 1 game away from the superbowl

      • Joey H says:

        oh and another thing. im sick and fucking tired of that stupid clip where rodgers and farve are doing that enthusiastic 5 on the sidelines. it makes me sick. i swear godell or w/e his name is has some deal with the media, like yeah we know its a slow sports month so lets let out a tiny bit of info to make SOME news.

      • Jake says:

        I understand the kid hasn’t played and that sucks, but look how much bank he’s making to do nothing.

    • Ivan says:

      Yea the Farve story is really annoying. Farve to me is really being a sneaky little bitch. Seriously, he knows damn well that the Packers are not gonna trade him into the division and Farve is basically demanding them to do it. Can you imagine if Jeter or Mo, demanded the Yanks to trade them to the Sox or the Bluejays.

      Aaron Rodgers is getting screwed here, and Farve put the Packers in a tough situation.

      Plus, you know how ESPN is, they suck Farve off more than anybody, more than the sox and more than LeBron.

      Plus, what I really hate, is can these guys have the guys on ESPN, to say hey Farve is wrong or Farve is out of line.

  2. McCaff says:

    best headline in a while. absolutely sick and tired of hearing about brett favre.

  3. Batty says:

    Football – the sport to keep me occupied until pitchers and catchers report to spring training ;)

    Let’s go Cy Ras!

  4. Manimal says:

    Brett Farve must’ve pissed someone off at the front office, why would you do that to a future HOF. Rodgers hasn’t even started. Heres an Idea, trade Pavano to Green Bay, He has an arm.

  5. Batty says:

    I know Bo went from football to baseball but he was a left fielder/dh. Was there any football players that became a pitcher? Bet they would have an amazing arm.

    • Jake says:

      Yea but he would throw fastball after fastball and then hitters would just sit on it and smack him.

    • Manimal says:

      throwing a football and a baseball is completely different. Their mechanics would be effed up. Arod was a Quarterback in High School.

      • Jake says:

        Exactly. Throwing a baseball is a very unnatural arm contortion, hence the common serious injuries.

  6. Manimal says:

    Im waiting for Manny to just appear in that Joe Torre commercial. I just saw it again on espn.

  7. Jake says:

    For some reason I have a feeling that Giambi is going to come up big today.

    • Manimal says:

      prepare to be dissappointed.

      • Jake says:

        Well he hits well against Lackey. I think I saw the graphic that says he hits .400 against Lackey and has two jacks in 30 ABs against him. Plus, when I say big, it’s all relative. ;)

  8. Manimal says:

    A pastrami sandwich is calling my name. Later!

  9. Jamal G. says:

    Jesus Christ Torre, really?!

    Kuo struck out Stephen Drew and got Orlando Hudson to ground into an inning-ending fielder’s choice. Kuo also got two outs in the ninth before Alex Romero’s run-scoring single forced Torre to go with Chan Ho Park.

    Park, pitching because fill-in closer Jonathan Broxton said he had a “tired arm” after either pitching or warming up in each of the previous nine days, got Chris Young to ground into a fielder’s choice to record his second major league save.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/.....8387.story

    • Joe says:

      Jamal, you almost sound shocked that Torre would take that approach. If your a pitcher there has got to be no way you would ever want to play for Torre

    • Mike A. says:

      That’s fucking insane.

      Even more insane is that Chan-Ho Park is their next best option at closer.

  10. Jake says:

    Yea Torre never could use a BP the right way.

  11. Jake says:

    Here we go. Raz starting out with a strike is a good omen.

  12. E-ROC says:

    Close your eyes folks

  13. zs190 says:

    I suspect it’s goodbye for Rasner if he bombs today and IPK pitches well today.

  14. Jake says:

    Damn it. Ugly it is now.

  15. Jamal G. says:

    I know Darrell Rasner doesn’t miss a lot of bats but that was really stupid to send the runners. Rasner just threw one strike after six straight out of the zone so he could have easily thrown one way out of the zone. That “forcing the action” crap is not smart baseball.

  16. Mike A. says:

    It’s only two runs, one pitch and the inning could be over. Who knows what kind of stuff Lackey’s got today.

  17. Manimal says:

    DLS wouldve had that

  18. E-ROC says:

    Pass a diving…

  19. Ivan says:

    Man the angels just wanna hack uh.

  20. Jake says:

    His curveball looks nice though.

  21. E-ROC says:

    How was that breaking ball not a strike?

  22. Manimal says:

    Rasner just got IPK a ticket to New York.

  23. cjc says:

    game 111: I hate Rasner

  24. Jake says:

    Alright, he’s throwing some strikes now.

  25. Jake says:

    Alright, only two runs. It could’ve been a lot worse.

    • Joe says:

      It seems like he does this a lot, struggles in the begginning, then settles in and battles for a few innings.

  26. Ivan says:

    What a watse of money Gary Matthews JR is, all for one good year and one heck of a catch.

  27. Jake says:

    Nice to see the X-Man getting some time.

  28. Jake says:

    An auspicious beginning for the Yankees. . .

  29. Jamal G. says:

    Actually Jake, Rasner giving up first inning runs is a good omen. Remember when he first came up? He gave up that two-run jack to Adrian Beltre and in his ensuing start was scored upon in the first inning as well.

  30. Ivan says:

    4-6-3 Jeter is up

  31. Jamal G. says:

    I’m so pissed at Jeter for his constant GIDP so that play bothers me less than usual.

  32. Jake says:

    That bunt was near perfect.

  33. Mike A. says:

    Why bunt with Jeter, Michael Kay? Maybe it has something to do with the 187 GIDP’s this year.

  34. cjc says:

    and mr dp does yet another wonderful job of bunting in the 1st inning of a 2-0 game and killing the inning

  35. Jake says:

    Well Bobby goes down. A rare occurrence since the all-star break.

  36. E-ROC says:

    Anybody watching the game on TBS?

  37. Ivan says:

    Score a run please.

  38. Ivan says:

    Come A-Rod, that pitch was right there.

  39. Jake says:

    I hate these damned Ford commercials.

  40. mustang says:

    Guess what A-rod K’s with RISP….what’s new ?

  41. Batty says:

    Meh – two runs from your number 5 starter is pretty good if he can hold it. Let’s see how he does.

  42. Jake says:

    Sweet. K’d Mathis.

  43. E-ROC says:

    I’m a big fan of Reggie Willits.

  44. Ivan says:

    I be surprise if the yankees if they don’t win 3 out of 4 from Texas.

    • Jake says:

      But it will be a treat to see Josh Hamilton.

    • Ivan says:

      Suck is too strong, but there not that good. Sure they have a sick Offense, but there pitching is awful. Especially in that park. Again, 3 out of 4 shouldn’t be that hard. Won’t be easy but not crazy hard.

  45. Joe says:

    Nice throw by Melky

  46. Ivan says:

    Why walk willits, the guy is not that good, challege the guy.

  47. Jamal G. says:

    Michael Kay, shut up.

  48. Ivan says:

    DP good.

  49. Ivan says:

    Which pitcher has the best chance to throw back to back No-No’s.

    • Mike A. says:

      Peavy. Best combo of stuff, command, and crappy teams in a division with generally big parks.

      • Steve H says:

        Peavy doesn’t complete enough games, rarely ever. Would be Sabathia in my mind or Halladay, only because they would actually go the distance 2 in a row.

        • Mike A. says:

          Halladay is a very good choice.

          Part of why Peavy doesn’t complete many games if because the PAds offense is terrible, and they need to PH for him late. You still make a valid point.

          I can see Sheets doing it too. When he’s on he’s as good as anyone in the game.

  50. Jake says:

    Yes Mr. X!

  51. Jake says:

    Of course Betemit DPs.

  52. cjc says:

    honestly why is wilson on this team

  53. A.D. says:

    Tim Salmon, best of to never make an all star game

  54. A.D. says:

    I wonder if someone really shells out for K-Rod like everyone says they will

    • Ivan says:

      I can see it but again, he’s very good not great. Add the fact he has millege on that arm and his control isn’t great, that is risky.

      Again he’s the 4th or 5th best closer in the AL.

  55. Link says:

    I had a thought last night. This being 2008 there are only 2 seasons left in this decade which could be the only decade aside from 80′s w/o a championship. And its weird how to me at least there are some similarities btw the late 70′s glory era and the late 90′s dynasty.

    With a few holdover ‘true’ Yanks from the championship years (80′s-Randolph, Guidry;90′s-Jeter, Rivera, Posada, Pettitte) with high priced, high expectationed players brought in that were thought to be extensions of the winning (80′s-Winfield, Henderson;90′s-Giambi, Mussina, etc.) but ending up contributing to good but not great teams and playoff disappointments (Yanks would have won WC at least twice in 80′s if it existed then). It’s just weird to me how cyclical things are. Thoughts?

    • A.D. says:

      they won in ’00, thus they won this decade

    • Joe says:

      Most of the signing’s the Yankees have made have been logical. Mussina, Giambi, Sheffield, Matsui has been good, Damon has been good, the bullpen has been for the most part a bust the past few yeeasrs, this one excluded. It just didn’t all come together the way it needs to. The starting pitching also has not worked out, but again Contreras, Vasquez, Johnson, and Pavano all had success before they came to the Yankees and some after they left(obviously not Contreras) so they seemed logical.

  56. Link says:

    Somehow I feel like that ball would have been caught differently if it was hit to RF.

  57. Ivan says:

    I-Rod take another pitch.

  58. A.D. says:

    IPK making his case to replace D-Ras

    • Steve H says:

      36 pitches/28 strikes thru 3. Love to see that. Command/control was one of his strengths, but fear that his stuff wasn’t good enough seemed to make him nibble, which killed him in the bigs.

  59. Ivan says:

    Melky struggles because he isn’t that good O’Neil.

  60. E-ROC says:

    Lackey is making it look easy.

  61. Ivan says:

    Is there a farm system that is worst than the Astros?

  62. Jamal G. says:

    Where in the fuck was that 1-1 Curveball?

  63. Ivan says:

    Why are you walking Willits Rasner.

  64. Mike A. says:

    This strike zone is ridiculous.

  65. Manimal says:

    We are losing 5-0 with Vlad on the bench and Torii Hunter at his Grandma’s funeral.

  66. DP says:

    Rasner: SEE YA!

  67. A.D. says:

    D-Ras pretty much pitching himself out of the rotation, he just doesn’t have the control that he had when he came up

  68. Ivan says:

    Well Ian Kennedy, Come on Down, your the next contestant on the Yankee Rotation.

  69. DP says:

    What the fuck?

  70. Brian says:

    Wow. Looks like the Big 3 will all be in the rotation in short order. By the time Wang returns, if at all, the original pre-season plan may be in place. Crazy.

  71. Manimal says:

    Hes missing the target. Its that simple.

  72. Manimal says:

    Anyone else want to see him spike it?

  73. Realist says:

    Now ARod make a liar out of me and drive in a couple of runs ;-)

  74. mustang says:

    THE BEST PLAYER EVER !!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok

  75. Realist says:

    Wow, just wow is all I can say about that!

  76. Ivan says:

    Terrible Abat by A-Rod.

  77. A.D. says:

    What I don’t get about big G is that he used to hit to all fields in Oakland comes here and turns all pull

  78. E-ROC says:

    C’mon X-man

  79. A.D. says:

    Lets go X!

  80. A.D. says:

    X double play

  81. A.D. says:

    Seriously Abreu, retarded

  82. Mike A. says:

    Fucking Abreu, run didn’t even score.

  83. Steve H says:

    Cashman on TBS, said Hughes will go 65 pitches next time. Was hitting 95 (so ignore the gun), and also said he’s coming along sooner than expected. I say get him here as soon as he’s stretched out. Oh, and fucking Abreu!!

    • A.D. says:

      Sounds good to me, so right now he’s throwing like the Texas no hitter in terms of velocity

  84. Cy Farnsworth says:

    X gonna give it to ya!

  85. E-ROC says:

    ABOOBOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Realist says:

    These guys are playing like a little league team! Girardi really needs to light a fire under a couple of their asses!

  87. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Oh jesus Bobby…

  88. Manimal says:

    What a moron.

  89. Joe says:

    No fucking way

  90. Ivan says:

    Terrible, terrible inning by yanks.

  91. BigBlueAL says:

    I am in no way taking a shot at ARod so Jamal dont go kiling me but what really does frustrate me about ARod is for the quality of player that he is he has some of the worst looking at-bats you can have. With runners on base I dont know whats more of a lock, Jeter hitting into a DP or ARod striking out. Zing…….

    • It does seem that way. Numbers wise it might not be the truth, but I do remember thinking that on several ocassions this year and others. It’s not that he doesn’t come through, but just how over powered or dominated he appears in certain at bats. It’s not what you’d expcet from someone who is widely regarded as the best player in the game. That’s all.

  92. Jersey says:

    Am I imagining it, or did Bobby pull up out of his slide at least six inches from the bag? It seemed like he popped up out of his slide, 6+ inches from third, and just stood there staring at the ump. WTF Bobby.

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      If I’m not mistaken he pulled up from his slide to try and lengthen the play so Jeter could score.

      If that’s the case though, it kind of begs the question why he didn’t just turn back and let himself get tagged out in a rundown. He’s giving himself up either way.

  93. cjc says:

    they are a veteran team that play like a special ed squad its pathetic

  94. Joe says:

    He needs to be taken out of this game

  95. A.D. says:

    Seriously what was Abreu thinking, it wasn’t hit deep, to LF, anderson has a good arm, shit like that is what makes some fans ready to see him go

  96. Ivan says:

    Boy I can’t wait when they go to Texas. Just a bad homestand.

  97. Manimal says:

    Giese has not thrown a ball yet. I told you he is the best option for the 5th man in teh rotation.

  98. Jamal G. says:

    I think Dan Giese has earned himself another start.

    • Newman says:

      I agree. He had one very good start and one bad start. Why the hell are Rasner and Ponson allowed to continue to suck without any reprecussions? What is the downside in giving Giese a shot?

  99. A.D. says:

    Wonder if the yanks look to bring Rivera back next year, could put him in right, Nady at 1st

  100. mike pop says:

    im worried bout us.. red sox have to fall and tampa needs to play like 500 ball

  101. Mike A. says:

    It’s Meachem’s fault. He’s gotta hold him up there.

    • Jamal G. says:

      I was thinking the same but didn’t want to beat a dead horse.

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      It wouldn’t be the first time that Meachem’s gotten overexcited with multiple runners on base. Still I think his focus was more on helping Jeter get off the bag on time than holding Abreu’s hand on a pretty self explanatory play.

      Advance if the throw comes to the plate, stay if it doesn’t. It’s not like Bobby doesn’t have the legs to score from second on a ball to the outfield anyway.

  102. BigBlueAL says:

    One thing about this season, the base-running has been atrocious. From Meacham getting guys thrown out at home by 10 feet to Abreu today, just horrible.

  103. giselle says:

    so you were right mike. the gun clocking hughes last night was wrong. But cashman said hughes was hitting 95 mph with his fastball, which is excellent news.

  104. Todd says:

    This is not a playoff team. We have an outstanding BP. But overall, they do not field their positions well, do not run the bases very well, do not manufacture runs nor hit in clutch situations, and just do not seem to have IT. I do not think it is a lack of “grit” or effort, but just a lot of players getting old at the same time and a lack of intangibles. Oh, and I have felt this way all year, not only right now because I actually get to watch a Yankee game on the LA TV station and am frustrated.

    • Ivan says:

      Todd chill out. The angels are hot and the Yanks are not.

    • Jamal G. says:

      How can you say they do not field their positions well when the first stat YES gave today was the fact that the Yanks have the second fewest Errors in the A.L.?

      • Mike A. says:

        No offense, but errors are retarded. They’re completely subjective. John McDonald dives after a ball, it hits off his glove, and boom, he gets an E. Derek Jeter couldn’t have gotten to the same ball using one of those pool screens, so it’s a hit and he gets no error.

    • Mike A. says:

      …and just do not seem to have IT

      Does that mean that they have THAT instead?

      • Todd says:

        Does that mean that they have THAT instead?

        LOL

        Anyway, regarding the errors, I am not watching YES and I am surprised by that stat. But it jusy seems (and my perception may not be reality) that we are either average or below average at 1b, 2b, ss, & RF. I think that we are Strong at C, 3b, and CF. I have not seen enough of Nady to judge LF but he doesn’t seem like the best athlete in the world.

  105. Manimal says:

    Texiera needs to go apartment shopping in NY

  106. Jamal G. says:

    Three run deficit < Four run deficit. God Dammit, Abreu.

    • Newman says:

      Jamal, I respect your knowledge so I wanna ask you: do you think we’ll make the playoffs? I still think we’ll find a way to get in, be it blind faith or not

      • Jamal G. says:

        Yes, I really do. Never for one day thought we would miss the playoffs last year. I’m serious, not for one second did I think we were done last year. Maybe it’s because I have no knowlege of a world without the Yankees playing October baseball but I don’t see us missing it. To be honest, I think it will be the Rays, Yanks, White Sox, and Angels. In the N.L., it’s going to be the Marlins (personal pick, if it was a gun to my head, I say Phillies), Cubbies, Brewers, and Diamondbacks.

    • Manimal says:

      you mean Three run deficit > Four run deficit, right?

  107. Newman says:

    Terrific AB there by Melky. Way to work the count

  108. Joe says:

    If only it was 5-2

  109. Mike A. says:

    Why the need for the Fox Business Break on a Sunday?

  110. Jamal G. says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!! He’s back, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    (FOX Business douchebag)

  111. Ivan says:

    Kennedy Pitching well.

  112. Manimal says:

    IPK got out of a pickle.

  113. Jamal G. says:

    A-Rod, time to shine Papi.

  114. Mike A. says:

    Now Bobby, don’t go anywhere unless it’s a force.

  115. Manimal says:

    De ja vu all over again

  116. Ivan says:

    Come on A-Rod.

  117. Steve H says:

    Need A-Rod to homer just to get Abreu off the bases.

  118. Newman says:

    Pleeeeeeeeease get a run in at the LEAST

  119. Cy Farnsworth says:

    I’m surprised that Abreu didn’t try to advance to second on that single

  120. giselle says:

    arod laid off the throwaway pitch – improvement.

  121. Jamal G. says:

    Inside Fastball?

  122. Realist says:

    Should Abreu attempt a steal????

    J/K

  123. Mike A. says:

    An unclutch walk to load the bases by A-Rod.

  124. Steve H says:

    Liriano’s pitching well today. At what point does anyone consider the Twins a threat?

  125. Jamal G. says:

    John Lackey/Jeff Mathis=Smart.

  126. Ivan says:

    That’s much better.

  127. Realist says:

    ARod walks..i’ll take it!

  128. Steve H says:

    Short porch here we come!

  129. Manimal says:

    Yankees have done everything to blow this game but some how their right back in it.

  130. Mike A. says:

    Let’s go X!!!

  131. Cy Farnsworth says:

    great ab by a-rod, it’s really tough not to lock on to the idea of a 3-2 fastball when you’ve struggled against a pitcher

  132. Ivan says:

    Come on giambi.

  133. Realist says:

    Ugh Giambi! ARod actually does something and you can only pop out?

  134. Cy Farnsworth says:

    alright x-man, odds are good that a sac fly will actually score a run this time :)

  135. Jamal G. says:

    Damn, the Yanks are continuously just missing that outside Two-Seam-Fastball.

  136. Mike A. says:

    Shit, had to bounce over the wall.

  137. Steve H says:

    Why did that have to clear the wall???

  138. Manimal says:

    XMANNNNNNNN

  139. Realist says:

    Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X Man strikes!!!!!!!!!!!

  140. Jamal G. says:

    Fucking Abreu, it should be 5-4.

  141. mike pop says:

    NADY!!!!!

  142. Ivan says:

    Good job by the X-Man. Wish that ball didn’t bounce out of the field.

  143. Steve H says:

    Don’t we wish this was Cano with the tying runs in scoring position.

  144. Manimal says:

    X(BH) at it again.

  145. Cy Farnsworth says:

    beautiful hitting by X

  146. mustang says:

    X_MAN
    A-Rod take some notes !!!!

  147. Manimal says:

    Tie game if Abreu didnt go.

  148. Newman says:

    Chippin away, I’ll take it

  149. Ivan says:

    good abat by betemit.

  150. Steve H says:

    Kennedy is at 87 pitches thru 6, I hope they run him back out there. And then get him a ticket to the bigs.

  151. Mike A. says:

    Why give Pudge anything to hit with Melky on deck?

  152. Manimal says:

    Call me crazy, but what if the line up was Damon, Jeter, AROD, Xman, Giambi.

  153. Jamal G. says:

    No, don’t leave it to Melky Cabrera…

  154. Joe says:

    Impressive, I’m really liking Nady so far. Good hits, doesn’t seem like flukey hits either

  155. Cy Farnsworth says:

    thats the kind of hitting i wish other yankees would do

    betemit wasnt looking to put the yankees ahead with one swing, he knew he just needed to get the ball to the right side and give the next guy a chance. it’s little plays like that that make LAAAAAAAAAA a great team.

  156. Manimal says:

    3/4 runs are by Nady/Pudge. Imagine if Cashmen never made those trades.

    • Jamie says:

      and i love it how people on the interwebs (cough cough, WW, cough cough) feel that Cashman did an awful job at the deadline

  157. Realist says:

    Nice Pudge! Lackey is lackeying control…lol, hows that for McCarver dumb joke?

  158. mike pop says:

    SHIT COME ON MELKY

  159. Ivan says:

    Lets go Melky.

  160. Jamie says:

    wooo hoooo

  161. Newman says:

    God I hate Melky

  162. Jamal G. says:

    The Mets have called up their second best pitching prospect, future closer, Eddie Kunz (or Rusty Kunz, as he will forever be known to Yankee fans from here on out). John Maine had a “mild strain” in his rotator cuff.

  163. Ivan says:

    Figures.

  164. Realist says:

    Melkey being………….Melkey

  165. E-ROC says:

    Damn Melky.

    • Steve H says:

      Only Melky can make us forget the 3 runs that just scored with that terrible swing. When do we start DH’ing for Melky and letting the pitcher hit?

  166. Manimal says:

    Can’t say I didn’t see that coming…

  167. Joe says:

    Melkys gonna do it

  168. Cy Farnsworth says:

    melky, striking out to end a rally?

    now i’ve seen everything

  169. Jamie says:

    That was an unbelievable ground rule double by Tabata… i mean .. shit

  170. Mike A. says:

    Heh, where have all the Melky defenders that raided the site earlier the year gone? They seem to be rather quiet these days.

  171. giselle says:

    i hope we lose this game 5-4 so meacham gets fired. i know thats a hateful thing to say but damn, that run looms large right now.

    • cult of basebaal says:

      meacham gets fired for bobby abreu’s mistake?

    • Steve H says:

      I really don’t think you can put that on Meachem. The play was in front of Abreu, and his focus was on getting Jeter off (hehe) at the right time. Abreu has to know better.

  172. Manimal says:

    This is why our bullpen is amazing. We can depend on them to hold this to a one run game. Giese, Edwar/Veras, Marte, Mariano.

  173. Mike A. says:

    It would have been nice if Oakland was at least competitive this weekend in Fenway.

    At least Tampa’s losing.

  174. Jamal G. says:

    If a pitch hits the dirt, bounces up and hits the batter, does that count as a HBP?

    • Manimal says:

      NO JOKE I just asked my dad that. He says yes. You could just skip the ball at a player for retaliation like 4 times in a row.

    • Steve H says:

      I believe so. It doesn’t constitute a dead ball if it hits the ground. Remember Ichiro a few years back put one in play on a bounce.

      • Mike A. says:

        Vlad hit one out like that a few years ago. The pitch took a nice high bounce off the carpet in Montreal and he crushed it.

  175. E-ROC says:

    Dan Giese is a beast.

  176. Mike A. says:

    Batters have a .464 OPS against Giese since he moved back to the bullpen.

  177. Jamal G. says:

    Dan Giese making Garret Anderson his punk bitch right here. That hit proves it.

  178. Realist says:

    Giese has really done a nice job in relief! I know he’s 31 but I hope he sticks around for awhile…well I just jinxed him, gave up a double!

  179. E-ROC says:

    Lucky hit by a dead-pull hitter.

  180. Ivan says:

    Kennedy: 7IP of solid baseball.

  181. Ivan says:

    Man the Angels have no plate displine.

  182. Newman says:

    Fantastic job by D. Gie$e right there

  183. Cy Farnsworth says:

    give dan giese a standing ovation for that outing

  184. Jamal G. says:

    Dan Giese: “Minor League, Major League…All y’all can shut the fuck up.”

  185. Jamie says:

    Where in the hell did we find Giese? I know I should know this already.. cut me some slack. I’ve been stranded on the West Coast all summer for an internship in a hotel without ESPN because they are too god damn stupid to fix the damn thing

  186. Jamal G. says:

    If the Mets get swept by the fucking Houston Astros, oh my God.

  187. Manimal says:

    Arredondo is the funnest name to say with a heavy accent.

  188. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I like Dan Giese. While I’m not sure he’ll ever be great, he’s better than D.Ras and should be pitching more.

  189. Ivan says:

    Boy the mets are gonna get swept by the astros.

  190. Mike A. says:

    That was big. You have to make them pay for that.

  191. Jamal G. says:

    Fucking awesome. That makes up for Abreu’s bullshit.

  192. Manimal says:

    Matthews best center fielder ever. OH WAIT.

  193. Realist says:

    Thats why you run hard out of the box…boys and girls, just like jeter did ;-)

  194. Cy Farnsworth says:

    when a team as efficient as LAAAAAAAAA gives you a free chance like that you gotta make it count

    lets see some redemption Bobby!

  195. Jamal G. says:

    Like that, Mike?

  196. Mike A. says:

    Tie game. Bitches.

  197. Realist says:

    Nice! Tie game!

  198. Newman says:

    Atoning for his sins, COME DULCE

  199. Manimal says:

    hahaha you shouldve heard my brother, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STAY AT FIRST ABREU

  200. Steve H says:

    Abreu, 3 hits today. I’m forgiving him.

  201. Cy Farnsworth says:

    alright comedulce!

    of course ya gotta love sarge throwing to second just in case bobby thought the throw was going to the plate

  202. Ivan says:

    Abreu is really been clutch this year.

  203. Jamal G. says:

    Yeah, you better stop (Abreu).

  204. Manimal says:

    Anyone else want to see Nady with bases loaded again?

  205. Jamal G. says:

    Hey Todd, do the Yankees have “it” now? ;)

  206. Realist says:

    ARod is heating up with risp…first a walk now a hit…baby steps people! ;-)

  207. Newman says:

    Come on X!

  208. Ivan says:

    Whats up Giambi.

  209. Cy Farnsworth says:

    that really would’ve been a nice time for giambi to show off that plate discipline of his…

  210. E-ROC says:

    Abreu didn’t tag up.? ;)

  211. Jamal G. says:

    XXX! XXX! XXX!

  212. Manimal says:

    XMANNNN!!! HOLY SHIT!

  213. Cy Farnsworth says:

    X!!!

  214. E-ROC says:

    X-Man. CashMoney representin’!

  215. Realist says:

    X Man!!!!!comes up BIG!

  216. Jake H says:

    Giambi needs to be pushed down the lineup. X is the man!

  217. Ivan says:

    X-Man. kill em out there.

  218. Manimal says:

    Joba’s handshake with him is SICK.

  219. Newman says:

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  220. mustang says:

    GOT LOVE THOSE GUYS HAVING “CAREER YEARS” !!!!!!
    X_MAN

  221. Jamal G. says:

    Tell me, is their a greater sound in the world than hearing the crack of a bat followed by the roaring of a Yankee Stadium crowd?

  222. Ivan says:

    As soon as X-Man bat hit the ball, Singleton said ooooo like damn he crush that one.

  223. Jake H says:

    Nady is awesome

  224. Manimal says:

    Arredondo is lucky, all 4 runs are un earned according to gameday.

  225. Mike A. says:

    I fear this may allow Rasner to get another start…

  226. Mike A. says:

    Wow. Pudge homers, Nady homers, Marte might come in to face a big lefty…

    Brian Cashman is teh awesome.

  227. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, did anyone hear about Keith Hernandez referring to Minute Maid Park’s (Houston) visiting bullpen as a “concentration camp”? Oh my.

  228. greg says:

    who will pitch the 8th inning!?11?1?

    • Steve H says:

      Yeah, where’s Farnsworth when you need him? Umm, I’ll take the Pudge HR and worry about the 8th later.

  229. Jamal G. says:

    David Cone to Paul O’Neill’s children: You see kids, tequila is better because they can drink it faster than a glass of whiskey. Oh man, do they ever drink it faster!

  230. E-ROC says:

    If only Melky would walk four times in a game

  231. Mike A. says:

    That was the first hit Edwar has allowed since the second game of the split-stadium doubleheader against the Mets on June 27th.

  232. Batty says:

    Come on Edwar – finish this thing.

  233. Ivan says:

    Come on Edwar.

  234. Jamie says:

    Bring in Mo for the 4 outer?

  235. dan says:

    Holy shit– Edwar gave up a hit.

  236. Cy Farnsworth says:

    ya gotta come over the plate here to aybar, don’t let teixeira beat you

  237. Mike A. says:

    It’s too bad Tex doesn’t have much of a platoon split. Only slightly worse against LHP (~20 OPS points).

  238. Steve H says:

    A game like this is why as much as Giese deserves a chance to start, I’d rather him stay in the pen, giving us a chance to win this game.

  239. Batty says:

    FUTHER MUCKER! Crap, crap crap

  240. Ivan says:

    Awww man.

  241. E-ROC says:

    I think I should close my eyes.

  242. Jamie says:

    Has anyone heard Sterling’s home run call for X? I’d love to know what that crazy bastard came up with.

  243. Batty says:

    Saw that on the wall.

  244. Newman says:

    Wow

  245. Mike A. says:

    That did not just happen.

  246. Jamie says:

    Didn’t Edwar blow up last year against the Angels?

  247. Manimal says:

    I dont understand that, makes no sense. Bring in Marte vs Aybar and vs Tex to have him on his weaker side

  248. mustang says:

    That hurts.

  249. E-ROC says:

    Ah, I left my eyes open and now i’m paying for it.

  250. Jamie says:

    And I called that. I’m an idiot.

  251. LiveFromNewYork says:

    It will make the win that much sweeter

  252. Ivan says:

    Why walk Willits with 2 outs. alright. Game is not over.

  253. Steve H says:

    Let’s pray pudge gets on, so Melky can bunt him over. Don’t want him swinging.

  254. Batty says:

    Edwar was all over the place – why did Girardi leave him in, just to see if he was going to implode in the 8th inning spot?

  255. Manimal says:

    Wasn’t the yankees bullpen actually good?

  256. Manimal says:

    Youve got to be shitting me.

  257. Mike A. says:

    I swear to God, if Melky doesn’t bunt here…

  258. Steve H says:

    TBS guys are shocked they are gonna bunt here. What am I missing? Melky sucks

  259. Ivan says:

    Good I-Rod

  260. Realist says:

    See thats a clutch hit. Reggie was great for doing that. This is exactly what I would love to see more of from ARod.

  261. Manimal says:

    If he didnt strike out the first 2 on rediculous change ups I wouldve been ok with him giving up 4 runs.

    • Jeremy says:

      He was trying to get back into rhythm. Joe was showing faith in him. It happened. I think he’s still developing and has lights out stuff. This halo lineup is ridic

      • Batty says:

        If he didn’t walk two I’d agree – but there were way too many balls than strikes which changes what he can throw.

  262. Jamal G. says:

    No more bunting, let Melky swing away.

  263. Newman says:

    TAKE 2 PITCHES

  264. Joe says:

    Melkys gonna do it, this time

  265. Ivan says:

    Hit and Run.

  266. Manimal says:

    see how fast melky makes 3-0, 3-2?

  267. Steve H says:

    Damon better bunt, stay out of the DP for the captain

  268. Newman says:

    Huge break again, now let’s make ‘em pay again

  269. Jamal G. says:

    Runners on first and second, nobody out, is the only time I endorse a SAC bunt.

    • Adam says:

      It’s still a bad time. Never sacrifice an out for a run. You only get three outs.

      (Especially with a good hitter like Damon up, AND with a pitcher like Shields who was struggling. It’s such a bad idea to sac in that situation, and in any situation, really.)

  270. Steve H says:

    WOW!!!

  271. E-ROC says:

    I guess it’s better to be lucky than good. Go Christian!!

  272. Steve H says:

    Sister Christian!!!! Heads up play right there.

  273. mike pop says:

    YAAAAA !!!

  274. Realist says:

    Wow! Small ball!

  275. mustang says:

    YESSSSSSSS !!!!!!
    This is a big fucking game!!!!

  276. Manimal says:

    That move makes up for leaving edwar in. Managerial Genius of Girardi.

  277. Ivan says:

    Smart move by Girardi.

  278. dkidd says:

    was that a straight steal by christian? if so, ballsiest call by girardi

  279. Jake H says:

    Wow this game is crazy

  280. Steve H says:

    DP here will at least get the run in.

  281. Jeremy says:

    J-CHRIST!!!!!!

  282. Jamie says:

    How far was the ball thrown over 3rd base?

  283. Newman says:

    Make it happen Cap’n!

    • Jamie says:

      Melky would most likely forget to run, instead being enchanted with a butterfly in the infield grass

  284. E-ROC says:

    Damon should steal.

  285. Mike A. says:

    Uh oh, Billy Wagner getting an MRI for a strained forearm, the classic symptom of TJ…

  286. Manimal says:

    Sexson is so damn tall he almost got hit lmao

  287. Ivan says:

    Lets win this.

  288. Steve H says:

    They gonna walk Abreu here?

  289. Manimal says:

    You can’t cure bad pitching.

  290. Jamal G. says:

    I’m assuming Vladdy PH’s for Gary Matthews Jr., so these two runners really need to score.

  291. mustang says:

    wow talk about discussions pitch to a red hot abreu or a guy batting .167 with bases loaded, but he is arod ?
    WOW

  292. Realist says:

    Now ARod show us some clutch!

  293. Manimal says:

    Well if it isn’t mr Unclutch.

  294. Newman says:

    Here we go

  295. Jeremy says:

    why do I not trust Arod?

  296. Steve H says:

    Who said A-Rod isn’t clutch?

  297. Newman says:

    WHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. THANK YOU CHONE!

  298. Manimal says:

    This unbelievable Angels Defense. YEAH OK. 3 Errors.

  299. Ivan says:

    Mike Sciocia is saying to himself, man I usually out smart the other yankee manager.

  300. Realist says:

    I’ll take it!

  301. Batty says:

    Take bets – what will A-Rod do? I’d say he should bunt to mess than up.

    Oops – too late, a lucky DP booted ball.

  302. Mike A. says:

    A clutch bobble inducing grounder by A-Rod.

  303. Jamal G. says:

    Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez. Let’s fucking go!

    • Jeremy says:

      Why do his daughters have the middle name Alexander? Why aren’t they Alexandra? Is Arod going to invent a grill?

  304. mustang says:

    At least A-rod is lucky !!!!!!!!
    LOL

  305. Jeremy says:

    Luck is finally on our side!

  306. Jamie says:

    what the hell happened. fielding error?

  307. Jamal G. says:

    Fuck it, we score however we can.

  308. Newman says:

    Krazy Kyle just gave up a HR to Hinske, 3-2 Tigers now.

  309. Batty says:

    Nady has a shot at the cycle.

  310. giselle says:

    this games giving me a heart problems. but they’re good heart problems, so no complaints…

  311. Manimal says:

    I now like Christian more than gardner.

  312. dkidd says:

    farnsworth gives up a homer to the first batter he faces

    your welcome

  313. Newman says:

    Fuck, bad news about Mariano? Atta boy Robbie

  314. Batty says:

    Anyone watching – Sterling was saying Mo isn’t warming up. Won’t need it now – all right Cano!!

  315. Jamal G. says:

    God Damn, that Friday night game looms large. Ah wells.

  316. Mike A. says:

    Crap, sounds like Mo’s hurtin’. Kay said he was in the clubhouse with a big heat pack on his shoulder before the game.

  317. Ivan says:

    28E’s in 33 games, so much for the fundamentally sound Angels uh.

  318. Jamal G. says:

    Chone Figgins=EPIC FAIL!

  319. Newman says:

    Fucking Farnsworth!!!!!!!!!

  320. E-ROC says:

    Figgins is having an Uggla day in the field.

  321. Mike A. says:

    Oh fuck you Farnsworth. He’s still costing the Yanks games in the standings.

  322. Batty says:

    Yay for breathing room!

  323. Jamal G. says:

    Fuck Farnsworth, this would have been a special day if we would’ve come back and gained some ground. But fuck it, as long as we keep winning.

  324. Ivan says:

    We winning.

  325. E-ROC says:

    Justin Christian should start in CF.

  326. Jamal G. says:

    Yankees to Angels: “Pythagorean Record, FTW!”

  327. giselle says:

    WOW my fantasy team raked today. I have nady, cano, and tex. i went 9/20 overall w/ 2 hr and 13 RBI’s today. sick.

  328. Jamal G. says:

    Was there a rain delay in Beantown? They’ve been in the bottom of the sixth for like three years.

  329. Manimal says:

    We shouldve traded farnsworth to Tampa.

  330. Joe says:

    Atleast we could control him when he was with us

  331. Newman says:

    C. Grand! Tie game at the Trop

  332. mike pop says:

    tigers came back for now

  333. Manimal says:

    The yankees now have the least errors in the AL since Angels had 4 today.

  334. Jamal G. says:

    The “best offense in the history of baseball” better score some damn runs.

  335. Manimal says:

    Joe West is the most disgusting ump ever. Have you seen him chew gum? His neck looks like Jello.

  336. Batty says:

    Done and done! Damn that was a great game!

  337. E-ROC says:

    Cool beans!

  338. Jamal G. says:

    I hate that talk of grit, heart, and gamer, but the Yankees showed some fucking balls of steel by taking these last two games and splitting the series.

  339. Mike A. says:

    Big win. Splitting a 4 game set with the best team in baseball is just fine with me. Now keep it going against Texas’ “pitchers.”

    • Ivan says:

      Especially losing the first two games.

    • mustang says:

      If A-Rod and Giambi didn’t leave 8 LOB Friday they would of taken 3 out 4.
      But Giambi is gone next year they have the “BEST PLYAER EVER” for a long time.
      Hopefully he gets someday.

  340. Newman says:

    Great win, gotta check the postgame now for news on God

  341. Ivan says:

    What a win.

  342. Manimal says:

    What. a. game.

  343. Mike A. says:

    Man, the only pitcher capable of getting guys out today was Giese.

  344. mustang says:

    Nady 6- RBI’s
    The X-MAN

    Any questions?

    • Mike A. says:

      Yes. Why do you hate A-Rod?

      ;)

      • mustang says:

        Funny. I don’t hate A-Rod I like nothing better then to watch him hit .300 with RISP, break the HR, and be a world series MVP. And he has the talent for all those things, which makes me so angry to see him not do it.
        When people make statement like he is the best player ever when he isn’t even the best player in Yankees history. Some guy name Ruth I think has that title.
        A-Rod needs to do what his amazing abilities can let him do which is CARRY THIS TEAM ON HIS BACK AT CRUNCH TIME and that right now.

  345. Realist says:

    This is a great win! I thought they were “mailing it in” when down 5-0…but they fought back and came back from behind twice! Nice job!

  346. giselle says:

    wow what a game! nobody’s missing jose tabata right now…

  347. Ryan says:

    i cant believe i sold my tickets to this game… i missed an awesome game, almost got beat up by a scalper, AND on my way home got stuck behind some foreigners on the train and missed my stop!

  348. Manimal says:

    They had a competitive series with the best and hottest team in baseball and Joba didn’t pitch. Remember when I said if they take 2/4 I’ll consider this a winning weekend? Exactly.

  349. Jamal G. says:

    Um, why the hell is Huston Street pitching in the seventh inning (A’s down 5-2)?

  350. Newman says:

    So appropeau with the game thread title – there is now news that Brett Favre will unbelievably be allowed to compete with A-Rodge to start at QB! Mariano, I hate Brett Favre, but not as much as Mr. Rodgers does

  351. Jamal G. says:

    Miguel Cabrera gives the Tigers a 5-4 lead in the 10th.

  352. Newman says:

    Miggy Cabrera DONG. Tigers up 5-4 top 10

  353. Manimal says:

    YESSS Tigers took the lead.

  354. Ivan says:

    Hope Mo is Okay.

  355. Manimal says:

    lmao, crawfords reaction was priceless.

  356. Manimal says:

    Sheffield Stole a base. Apocalypse.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi (f/k/a Casper) says:

      Sheffield now has 7 SBs in 70 GP this season, and has always been a base-stealing threat (22 SB in 2007, for example).

  357. Jamie says:

    Any word on Mo?

  358. Manimal says:

    Bush League Sox Fans. Their chanting 2-26 everytime Cust is at bat, his batting average is .226

  359. Newman says:

    Mike – God had back spasms today, according to Joe G. He said he went out to play catch before the game and he didn’t feel right, they’ll see how he feels tomorrow.

  360. Jamal G. says:

    Good to see for Francisco Liriano, he was throwing 90-92MPH with the occasional 93-MPH heater.

  361. Manimal says:

    They just DRILLED Higgans. He cant breathe!

  362. Jamal G. says:

    God Damn, Shaun Riggans just took a Fernando Rodney Fastball to the middle of the chest.

    • Manimal says:

      Seriously, I thought he cracked a rib into his lung, he was struggling to breathe for a while.

  363. Manimal says:

    IBB upton for christ’s sake!

  364. Manimal says:

    tie game in tampa.

  365. Batty says:

    Oh man – tied up again with bases loaded one out. Ugh.

  366. Mike A. says:

    And to think, people (coughStevePhillipscough) thought this team was World SEries bound with that bullpen.

  367. Ivan says:

    Man Detroit has no pitching.

  368. Jamal G. says:

    The Tigers suck.

  369. Mark B says:

    The great guru Steve Phillips picked the Tigers over the Mets to win it all this year back in March. He recently changed his prediction to the Red Sox over the Cubs. Hopefully his hex will continue with those teams….

  370. Dave P. says:

    Yeah, why isn’t Joba in the bullpen?

  371. Jamal G. says:

    What’s better than the X-Games?

  372. Jamal G. says:

    Jesus Montero and Brandon Laird, awesomeness.

  373. Manimal says:

    I think next week Rasner should NOT start. Whether its Pavano, Hughes, my grandma or Giese, Someone else has to pitch.

  374. E-ROC says:

    Mike, what is the most amount of comments for a game thread?

  375. Jamal G. says:

    Lmao, some ChiSox pitcher tried to literally fist-smack Miguel Olivo in the back of the head during a brawl.

  376. Dave P. says:

    A.J. Pierszinskiwertrtretrtr has pretty hair.