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
  • Joey H

    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!

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

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

      • Joey H

        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

        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

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

    • Ivan

      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.

  • McCaff

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

  • Batty

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

    Let’s go Cy Ras!

    • Jake

      I second that.

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

        co-sign though I did thouroughly enjoy seeing the G-Men triumph this past season.

  • Manimal

    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.

  • Batty

    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

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

    • Manimal

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

      • Jake

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

  • Manimal

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

  • Jake

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

    • Manimal

      prepare to be dissappointed.

      • Jake

        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. ;)

  • Manimal

    A pastrami sandwich is calling my name. Later!

    • Jake

      That sounds so delicious. I need to get some grub before the game.

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

    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

      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

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

      That’s fucking insane.

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

  • Jake

    Yea Torre never could use a BP the right way.

  • Jake

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

    • Jake

      So much for the good omen.

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

      “Here we go” Are three words that every time I hear them will always remind me of that movie.

      R.I.P. Heat Ledger.

      • Jake

        What an amazing perfomance that was. I absolutely love his performance in that.

  • E-ROC

    Close your eyes folks

    • Jake

      This could get ugly quickly.

      • Jake

        Looks like i’m psychic.

  • zs190

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

    • Ivan

      pretty much.

  • Jake

    Damn it. Ugly it is now.

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

    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.

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

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

    • Jake

      But still, this is Raz we’re talking about. I have zero confidence in him.

      • Joe

        Didn’t they score first yesterday also, I believe it was two runs as well.

  • Manimal

    DLS wouldve had that

  • E-ROC

    Pass a diving…

  • Ivan

    Man the angels just wanna hack uh.

  • Jake

    His curveball looks nice though.

  • E-ROC

    How was that breaking ball not a strike?

    • Jake

      In the words of Joe Maddon: “the strike zone was slightly amorphic”

    • Manimal

      Umpires wont give you calls till you get Fastballs for strikes and his fastballs arent even close.

      • Jake

        But if it’s in the zone, it’s in the zone. Call it like it is.

        • Manimal

          umpires have a tendency to not call strikes if they miss the catchers target.

  • Manimal

    Rasner just got IPK a ticket to New York.

  • cjc

    game 111: I hate Rasner

  • Jake

    Alright, he’s throwing some strikes now.

  • Jake

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

    • Joe

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

  • Ivan

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

  • Jake

    Nice to see the X-Man getting some time.

  • Jake

    An auspicious beginning for the Yankees. . .

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

    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.

    • Jake

      Well yes in hindsight it is. I spoke to soon. It could’ve been a lot worse.

  • Ivan

    4-6-3 Jeter is up

    • Joe

      They took that opportunity away from him

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

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

  • Jake

    That bunt was near perfect.

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

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

  • cjc

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

    • Jake

      Well it was that or a DP. I’ll take the bunt.

  • Jake

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

  • E-ROC

    Anybody watching the game on TBS?

    • Jake

      It’s on TBS? I got it on YES.

      • Jake

        It’s blacked out for me (on TBS)

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

          Ditto.

  • Ivan

    Score a run please.

  • Ivan

    Come A-Rod, that pitch was right there.

  • Jake

    I hate these damned Ford commercials.

  • mustang

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

    • Batty

      But he’s the bestest baseball playa EVA!

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

        Yes, that he is.

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

      Nothing is new, since every batter in the history of baseball has struck out w/RISP. ;)

      • mustang

        Oh please He had no problems hitting a HR up by 3 yesterday, but Ponson’s game same old same old. The ” best player ever” rises to the moment when needed. But no worries he still leads the AL in batting Avg. we all know how those individual stats meaning so much.

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

          Yes, they do mean a lot seeing as how that means he’s helping the team.

          • mustang

            Yes these help out the team A HELL OF LOT:
            RISP .253
            RISP w/2 Outs .233
            Bases Loaded .167

            • mustang

              Still he leads the AL in Batting AVG.
              Isn’t that nice for the AL

  • Batty

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

  • Jake

    Sweet. K’d Mathis.

  • E-ROC

    I’m a big fan of Reggie Willits.

  • Ivan

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

    • Jake

      Me too, but they’re not half bad. I think they’re like .500 since June.

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

    Texas sucks.

    • Jake

      But it will be a treat to see Josh Hamilton.

    • Ivan

      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.

      • Jake

        That 100 degree heat will certainly help the balls fly.

        • Ivan

          True, but we have our top three pitchers. Pettitte will bounce back, Moose usually pitches well against the Rangers and Joba has been pitching great.

          Feldman is gonna shut down the Yanks agian, hell no.

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

        No, I meant the state.

  • Joe

    Nice throw by Melky

  • Ivan

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

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

    Michael Kay, shut up.

    • Jake

      Agreed. The guy is so annoying.

  • Ivan

    DP good.

  • Ivan

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

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

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

      • Steve H

        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.

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

          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.

  • Jake

    Yes Mr. X!

  • Jake

    Of course Betemit DPs.

  • cjc

    honestly why is wilson on this team

    • Ivan

      he just hit a Homer yesterday.

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

      Would you prefer Cairo? There’s very few backup IFers better than Betemit, you know.

      • Jake

        For a backup IFer, he’s good. He plays all the IF positions (minus C), and that is a hard thing to find.

    • Joe

      Becuase he pounded the ball yesterday, and he’s only had one at bat today. Patience.

  • A.D.

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

  • A.D.

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

    • Ivan

      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.

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

    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.

      they won in ’00, thus they won this decade

      • A.D.

        But I totally get what you’re saying

      • cult of basebaal

        uh, no … 2000 was the last year of the 90′s decade.

        2001 was the 1st year of the new century.

        • A.D.

          yeah, my bad

    • Joe

      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.

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

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

  • Ivan

    I-Rod take another pitch.

  • A.D.

    IPK making his case to replace D-Ras

    • Steve H

      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.

      • Joe

        3/3/1/1/0/3, looking good so far

  • Ivan

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

  • E-ROC

    Lackey is making it look easy.

  • Ivan

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

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

      ChiSox, at least until Beckham signs.

      • Ivan

        Aaron Poreda is good. Beckham is a very good prospects.

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

          Don’t forget the Mets. They don’t have much after F-Mart & Niese, and neither of those two is a slam dunk.

    • A.D.

      I belive BA ranked them last. White Sox & Tigers were definitly down there

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

    Where in the fuck was that 1-1 Curveball?

    • giselle

      yea the ump isnt calling any of his curves as strikes. they look good to me.

  • Ivan

    Why are you walking Willits Rasner.

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

    This strike zone is ridiculous.

  • Manimal

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

  • DP

    Rasner: SEE YA!

  • A.D.

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

    • Joe

      Yeah, but a good RF would have gotten to a few of those balls hit in that direction.

  • Ivan

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

  • DP

    What the fuck?

  • Brian

    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.

    • Realist

      Very true!

    • A.D.

      Be nice if IPK and Hughes that can both return for us

  • Manimal

    Hes missing the target. Its that simple.

  • Manimal

    Anyone else want to see him spike it?

  • Realist

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

    • mustang

      Your not a liar.
      LOL

  • mustang

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

    Ok

    • mustang

      is out on 3 pitches.. BUT he still leads the AL in batting avg !!!!!
      YES

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

      We should trade him, and all the money left on his contract for Casey Blake, straight up.

      Grit > Talent

      • Steve H

        Eckstein’s not available?

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

          I’m not sure he has the arm for third, although I suppose he could scrapificate it over to first. Plus the umps will just give him the outs as long as he tries hard.

          • Steve H

            Is he the worst World Series MVP in history or what?

            • mustang

              Yes, but at least he made it to the World Series.

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

                That has a lot more to do with the 24 other players on the team than Eckstein.

                • mustang

                  Yes but Eckstein batted .294 in the post season when he won the MVP that helps the other 24 guys do you want me to get into A-rod’s postseason numbers with the yanks.
                  The sad part is that they have about the same career post-season batting avg .278 and .279.

                • mustang

                  My bag Eckstein batted .254 in 2006 post-season when he won the MVP. He batted .294 in 2002 post-season.
                  Still we are comparing him and A-Rod.

      • mustang

        Can Madonna go in the traded ?

  • Realist

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

  • Ivan

    Terrible Abat by A-Rod.

  • A.D.

    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

  • E-ROC

    C’mon X-man

  • A.D.

    Lets go X!

  • A.D.

    X double play

  • A.D.

    Seriously Abreu, retarded

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

    Fucking Abreu, run didn’t even score.

  • Steve H

    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.

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

    X gonna give it to ya!

    • E-ROC

      When was the last time DMX was relevant? LOL. I like that song though.

  • E-ROC

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

  • Realist

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Oh jesus Bobby…

  • Manimal

    What a moron.

  • Joe

    No fucking way

  • Ivan

    Terrible, terrible inning by yanks.

  • BigBlueAL

    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…….

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

      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.

  • Jersey

    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

      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.

  • cjc

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

  • Joe

    He needs to be taken out of this game

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

      Agreed.

  • A.D.

    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

    • BigBlueAL

      Abreu I assume thought Anderson was throwing home.

      • A.D.

        he threw right to 3rd no cutoff

        • BigBlueAL

          Yeah your right the replay showed it obvious as hell Anderson didnt even look at throwing home. Dunno WTF Abrey was thinking then….

      • Steve H

        Never make the 3rd out at 3rd, especially down 5 runs. Even if he makes it, it’s a bad play.

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

          Yeah, the second game of both series really annoyed me.

  • Ivan

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

  • Manimal

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

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

    I think Dan Giese has earned himself another start.

    • Newman

      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?

  • A.D.

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

  • mike pop

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

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

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

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

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

    • Cy Farnsworth

      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.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • giselle

    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.

    • Ivan

      I knew the gun was juice but for Hughes throwing Mid 90′s heat is an accomplishment.

  • Todd

    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

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

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

      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.?

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

        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.

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

      …and just do not seem to have IT

      Does that mean that they have THAT instead?

      • Todd

        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.

  • Manimal

    Texiera needs to go apartment shopping in NY

    • mike pop

      lol do does adam dunn and CC or Ben sheets

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

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

    • Newman

      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

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

        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

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

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

        No, I meant what I said. Being down three runs is less than being down four runs, but I know what you mean.

  • Newman

    Terrific AB there by Melky. Way to work the count

    • Manimal

      Have you seen a good At bat by melky?

      • Newman

        I can’t recall ever seeing one actually

        • Steve H

          It’s like Bigfoot, there are rumors, but no confirmation.

  • Joe

    If only it was 5-2

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

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

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

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

    (FOX Business douchebag)

  • Ivan

    Kennedy Pitching well.

  • Manimal

    IPK got out of a pickle.

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

    A-Rod, time to shine Papi.

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

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

  • Manimal

    De ja vu all over again

  • Ivan

    Come on A-Rod.

  • Steve H

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

    • Realist

      Lol!

  • Newman

    Pleeeeeeeeease get a run in at the LEAST

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • giselle

    arod laid off the throwaway pitch – improvement.

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

    Inside Fastball?

  • Realist

    Should Abreu attempt a steal????

    J/K

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

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

  • Steve H

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

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

      IDK, depends on how Liriano bounces back.

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

    John Lackey/Jeff Mathis=Smart.

  • Ivan

    That’s much better.

  • Realist

    ARod walks..i’ll take it!

  • Steve H

    Short porch here we come!

  • Manimal

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

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

      Seriously. Lackey’s just asking for it.

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

    Let’s go X!!!

    • Steve H

      Don’t want the sac fly here, you know, with Abreu at 2nd again.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    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

    • Manimal

      you need to change your user name lol.

  • Ivan

    Come on giambi.

  • Realist

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

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

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

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

      Well, that’s not exactly an easy pitch to hit.

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

    Shit, had to bounce over the wall.

  • Steve H

    Why did that have to clear the wall???

    • Steve H

      But we’ll take it. Good day for the new guys.

  • Manimal

    XMANNNNNNNN

  • Realist

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

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

    Fucking Abreu, it should be 5-4.

    • E-ROC

      LOL

  • mike pop

    NADY!!!!!

  • Ivan

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

  • Steve H

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

  • Manimal

    X(BH) at it again.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    beautiful hitting by X

  • mustang

    X_MAN
    A-Rod take some notes !!!!

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

    Abreu…

  • Manimal

    Tie game if Abreu didnt go.

  • Newman

    Chippin away, I’ll take it

  • Ivan

    good abat by betemit.

  • Steve H

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

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

    Why give Pudge anything to hit with Melky on deck?

    • Ivan

      I knew that also.

  • Manimal

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

    • Steve H

      You’re crazy. Too many RH’s in a row

      • Manimal

        I know. Its what the yankees need.

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

    No, don’t leave it to Melky Cabrera…

  • Joe

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

    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.

  • Manimal

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

    • Jamie

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

      • Joe

        Everyone felt that Cahsman did a wonderful job, what are you talking about?

        • Jamie

          Steve over at was watching bashes the guy whenever he gets a chance and its sickening. He was up in arms that we didnt get Washburn who is a bum

          • Joe

            Oh yeah, but he doesn’t count

  • Realist

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

  • mike pop

    SHIT COME ON MELKY

  • Ivan

    Lets go Melky.

  • Jamie

    wooo hoooo

  • Newman

    God I hate Melky

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

    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.

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

      Eddie Kunz sucks. How many sidearming RHP can one bullpen have? He can’t get LHB out at all, he’s pretty limited.

  • Ivan

    Figures.

  • Realist

    Melkey being………….Melkey

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

    Oh Melky.

  • E-ROC

    Damn Melky.

    • Steve H

      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?

  • Manimal

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

  • Joe

    Melkys gonna do it

    • Joe

      Damn you Melky, Damn you

  • Cy Farnsworth

    melky, striking out to end a rally?

    now i’ve seen everything

  • Jamie

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

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

      And what great long relief by Ohlendorf.

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

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

    • Steve H

      Crickets

    • cult of basebaal

      hey, back off my boy hacky mcheadfirstslide, he’s half a good player!

    • Realist

      There too busy going back to being Met’s fans

  • giselle

    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

      meacham gets fired for bobby abreu’s mistake?

    • Steve H

      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.

  • Manimal

    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.

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

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

    At least Tampa’s losing.

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

      They were good on Friday behind Justin Duchscherer, offense just could not scratch across a second run over twelve innings.

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

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

    • Manimal

      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.

      • Manimal

        I asked him after that Giese pitch.

    • Steve H

      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.

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

        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.

  • E-ROC

    Dan Giese is a beast.

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

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

    • Ivan

      Giese can be Mendoza

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

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

  • Realist

    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!

  • E-ROC

    Lucky hit by a dead-pull hitter.

    • Manimal

      happens. Remember the Joba-Beckett duel?

  • Ivan

    Kennedy: 7IP of solid baseball.

    • Manimal

      Vs rasner. 4 IP of pure hell.

  • Ivan

    Man the Angels have no plate displine.

  • Newman

    Fantastic job by D. Gie$e right there

  • Cy Farnsworth

    give dan giese a standing ovation for that outing

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

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

  • Jamie

    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

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

      Minor League free agent this winter.

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

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

    • Manimal

      Remember 3 days ago when we almost got swept by Baltimore. Yeah, same thing applies.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      LaTroy magic.

  • Manimal

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

  • LiveFromNewYork

    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.

  • Ivan

    Boy the mets are gonna get swept by the astros.

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

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

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

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

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

      Not really, Abreu’s shit cost a run.

  • Manimal

    Matthews best center fielder ever. OH WAIT.

  • Realist

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

    lets see some redemption Bobby!

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

    Like that, Mike?

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

      Just like that.

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

    Tie game. Bitches.

  • Realist

    Nice! Tie game!

  • Newman

    Atoning for his sins, COME DULCE

  • Manimal

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

  • Steve H

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

  • Cy Farnsworth

    alright comedulce!

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

  • Ivan

    Abreu is really been clutch this year.

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

    Yeah, you better stop (Abreu).

  • Manimal

    Anyone else want to see Nady with bases loaded again?

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

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

    • Joe

      Herpies?

  • Realist

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

  • Newman

    Come on X!

  • Ivan

    Whats up Giambi.

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

  • E-ROC

    Abreu didn’t tag up.? ;)

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

    XXX! XXX! XXX!

  • Manimal

    XMANNNN!!! HOLY SHIT!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    X!!!

  • E-ROC

    X-Man. CashMoney representin’!

  • Realist

    X Man!!!!!comes up BIG!

  • Jake H

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

  • Ivan

    X-Man. kill em out there.

  • Manimal

    Joba’s handshake with him is SICK.

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

      Heh, I rewound the DVR to see what you were talking about. Awesome.

      • Manimal

        yeah haha, simple and original

  • Newman

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • Joe

    Wow

  • mustang

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

    • mustang

      A-rod TAKES SOME FUCKING NOTES !!!!!

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

      Yeah no kidding, I give you props for suggesting that Nady (and Marte, though that one was more obvious) was the answer, and also for talking my constant smartass comments.

      • mustang

        Thank you.

      • mustang

        Great move by Cashman you mark my words if they make the playoffs Nady and Marte are going to be difference makers.
        Cashman should be arrested for what he did.
        LOL

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

    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?

    • Realist

      Jessica Alba saying “do me here and hard”!

  • Ivan

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

  • Jake H

    Nady is awesome

  • Manimal

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

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

    I fear this may allow Rasner to get another start…

    • Steve H

      I hope not, if he sucked, he sucked, regardless of what the O did.

    • zs190

      I hope we see IPK next turn =(

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

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

    Brian Cashman is teh awesome.

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

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

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

      Did he say it again? He said it last night too. Wow.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        I’m with Bill Simmons when it comes to Keith Hernandez. His life is dedicated to trying to find out much he can offend America without catching flak because he’s a beloved celebrity.

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

        Oh no, that was from last night.

    • Joe

      Clearly a student of history

    • Jamie

      Why am I not surprised.. at least we all know he, Stays in the Game.

  • greg

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

    • Steve H

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

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

    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!

    • Realist

      Why don’t YOU have a dance Coney?

  • E-ROC

    If only Melky would walk four times in a game

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

      If only Melky would walk four times in a game week.

      Fixed.

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

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

    • Steve H

      37 AB’s. Maybe someone should give Millar that stat

  • Batty

    Come on Edwar – finish this thing.

    • Steve H

      Don’t want Tex coming up as the lead run here. Rather see him lead off the 9th.

  • Ivan

    Come on Edwar.

  • Jamie

    Bring in Mo for the 4 outer?

  • dan

    Holy shit– Edwar gave up a hit.

  • Cy Farnsworth

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

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

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

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

      Nevermind, YES just said Tex was 5 for 6 with HR against Marte in his career.

  • Steve H

    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.

  • Batty

    FUTHER MUCKER! Crap, crap crap

  • Ivan

    Awww man.

  • E-ROC

    I think I should close my eyes.

    • Steve H

      keep em closed

  • Jamie

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

    • Batty

      Nothing interesting yet.

  • Batty

    Saw that on the wall.

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

    Ouch babe.

  • Newman

    Wow

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

    That did not just happen.

  • Jamie

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

    • Newman

      I think it was against the Rays, Dioner Navarro hit a slam off him

  • Manimal

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

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

      Tex is 5-6 with a jack against Marte. With no days off for a couple weeks you can’t bring in MO for four outs either.

    • mustang

      Marte numbers vs Tex are horrible.

  • mustang

    That hurts.

  • E-ROC

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

  • Jamie

    And I called that. I’m an idiot.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It will make the win that much sweeter

    • Joe

      That’s what I like to hear

  • Ivan

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

  • Steve H

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

  • Batty

    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?

  • Manimal

    Wasn’t the yankees bullpen actually good?

    • Steve H

      If used correctly

  • Manimal

    Youve got to be shitting me.

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

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

  • Steve H

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

  • Ivan

    Good I-Rod

  • Realist

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

  • Manimal

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

    • Jeremy

      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

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

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

    No more bunting, let Melky swing away.

  • Newman

    TAKE 2 PITCHES

  • Joe

    Melkys gonna do it, this time

    • Joe

      See, after 150 days of patience Melky comes through

  • Ivan

    Hit and Run.

  • Manimal

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

  • Steve H

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

  • Newman

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

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

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

    • Adam

      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.)

  • Steve H

    WOW!!!

  • E-ROC

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

  • Steve H

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

  • mike pop

    YAAAAA !!!

  • Realist

    Wow! Small ball!

  • mustang

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

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

      That it is.

  • Manimal

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

  • Ivan

    Smart move by Girardi.

  • dkidd

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

  • Jake H

    Wow this game is crazy

  • Steve H

    DP here will at least get the run in.

  • Jeremy

    J-CHRIST!!!!!!

  • Jamie

    How far was the ball thrown over 3rd base?

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

      Figgins was playing for the bunt, had to catch it on the run, ball hit off his glove and rolled away.

  • Newman

    Make it happen Cap’n!

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

    SQUEEEEEEZE!

    • Jamie

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

  • E-ROC

    Damon should steal.

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

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

    • Batty

      That would explain his poor performances lately. That and he’s, you know, Billy Wagner.

    • Jamie

      what was his prior problem.. shoulder? (earlier this year)

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

      That Mets team is not making the playoffs. Truth be told, did we really need Maine and Wagner’s injuries to tell us this?

    • Manimal

      You can’t cure bad pitching

  • Manimal

    Sexson is so damn tall he almost got hit lmao

  • Ivan

    Lets win this.

  • Steve H

    They gonna walk Abreu here?

  • Manimal

    You can’t cure bad pitching.

    • Manimal

      whoops, delete please.

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

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

  • mustang

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

  • Realist

    Now ARod show us some clutch!

  • Manimal

    Well if it isn’t mr Unclutch.

  • Newman

    Here we go

  • Jeremy

    why do I not trust Arod?

  • Steve H

    Who said A-Rod isn’t clutch?

  • Newman

    WHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. THANK YOU CHONE!

  • Manimal

    This unbelievable Angels Defense. YEAH OK. 3 Errors.

    • Manimal

      4***

  • Ivan

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

  • Realist

    I’ll take it!

  • Batty

    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.

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

    A clutch bobble inducing grounder by A-Rod.

    • Jeremy

      HA! Now that is CLUTCH.

      • Realist

        Shoulda been an inning ending DP, but I’ll take it!

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

    Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez. Let’s fucking go!

    • Jeremy

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

  • mustang

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

  • Jeremy

    Luck is finally on our side!

  • Jamie

    what the hell happened. fielding error?

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

      Yessir. Figgins fielded the ball, went to grab it out of his glove and dropped it.

    • mustang

      yeah what you think he actually got a hit.
      LOL

      A-rod makes way too easy.

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

    Fuck it, we score however we can.

  • Newman

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

    • Joe

      Haunting us still, from beyond the grave or Detroit . “I’ll show you not to trade me”

  • Batty

    Nady has a shot at the cycle.

  • giselle

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

  • Manimal

    I now like Christian more than gardner.

  • dkidd

    farnsworth gives up a homer to the first batter he faces

    your welcome

  • Newman

    Fuck, bad news about Mariano? Atta boy Robbie

    • dkidd

      what bad news?

      • Newman

        Wasn’t warming up for a save situation, Kay said something about icing his shoulder before the game

    • Batty

      What news?????

  • Batty

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

    • Newman

      Kay said Mo had an icepack on his shoulder before the game

      • Batty

        :(

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

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

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

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

    • Newman

      This is bad

    • Jamie

      Paging Mark Melancon..

  • Ivan

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

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

    Chone Figgins=EPIC FAIL!

  • Newman

    Fucking Farnsworth!!!!!!!!!

  • E-ROC

    Figgins is having an Uggla day in the field.

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

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

    • Ivan

      Boy Cashman is looking better and better uh.

  • Batty

    Yay for breathing room!

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

    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.

  • Ivan

    We winning.

  • E-ROC

    Justin Christian should start in CF.

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

    Yankees to Angels: “Pythagorean Record, FTW!”

  • giselle

    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.

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

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

    • Newman

      Yup, rain delay

    • Manimal

      it rained here for like 20 minutes but now its sunny, shouldn’t be too long before they start up again.

  • Manimal

    We shouldve traded farnsworth to Tampa.

  • Joe

    Atleast we could control him when he was with us

    • Jeremy

      Screw that. Let him be wherever.

  • Newman

    C. Grand! Tie game at the Trop

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

      Awesome. I have to admit, I have underrated Curtis Granderson.

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

        As did I. He’s one hell of a player.

  • mike pop

    tigers came back for now

  • Manimal

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

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

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

    • Newman

      They could only muster one to tie. Going to bottom 9 now

  • Manimal

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

  • Batty

    Done and done! Damn that was a great game!

  • E-ROC

    Cool beans!

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

    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.

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

    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

      Especially losing the first two games.

    • mustang

      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.

  • Newman

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

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

      Can you let me know what’s up with Mo? I’m going to jump in the shower and grab a sandwich…

      • Newman

        Absolutely, I’ll post it when I hear

      • Manimal

        You eat sandwiches in the shower? :P

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

          Only when I’m running late. ;)

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            Whaddya got in there, a Clarkman? Did you dismantle the latch hasp from the auxiliary drainage line?

      • Nickel

        I heard something on WFAN a little while ago about back spasms and that he wasn’t available today.

  • Ivan

    What a win.

  • Manimal

    What. a. game.

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

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

  • mustang

    Nady 6- RBI’s
    The X-MAN

    Any questions?

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

      Yes. Why do you hate A-Rod?

      ;)

      • mustang

        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.

  • Realist

    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!

  • giselle

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

  • http://allfourbases.blogspot.com/ Ryan

    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!

    • Manimal

      sucks for you lol.

  • Manimal

    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.

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

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

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

      More importantly, Dan Meyer is in the big leagues. Wow.

  • Newman

    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

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

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

  • Newman

    Miggy Cabrera DONG. Tigers up 5-4 top 10

  • Manimal

    YESSS Tigers took the lead.

  • Ivan

    Hope Mo is Okay.

  • Manimal

    lmao, crawfords reaction was priceless.

  • Manimal

    Sheffield Stole a base. Apocalypse.

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

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

  • Jamie

    Any word on Mo?

    • Newman

      See my post below

  • Manimal

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

    • Newman

      How is that bush league? I hate Boston and their fans more than anyone, but I think that’s a perfectly fine chant

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

        I agree… But considering their captain is hitting .219, they might want to pipe down.

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

        When you spell traitor “T-R-A-D-E-R”, you are not allowed to chant anything.

        • Manimal

          lmao

  • Newman

    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.

    • Manimal

      Do they know the extent of the Back Spasm? Trust me, I’m 16 and I get back spasms alot. some time mild but sometimes REALLY bad. Ended my baseball career(if you would call it that)

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

      Thanks.

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

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

  • Manimal

    They just DRILLED Higgans. He cant breathe!

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

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

    • Manimal

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

  • Manimal

    IBB upton for christ’s sake!

  • Manimal

    tie game in tampa.

  • Batty

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

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

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

    • Ivan

      Was there a team that came into the season more overrated than the Detroit Tigers. They have no pitching.

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

        The Seattle Mariners.

        • Ivan

          Them too. I always knew they were overrated coming into the season.

  • Ivan

    Man Detroit has no pitching.

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

    The Tigers suck.

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

      Nice job by Fernando Rodney.

  • Mark B

    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….

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

      You know, Edwar Ramirez wouldn’t have blown that lead today if Joba was still a reliever. ;)

  • Dave P.

    Yeah, why isn’t Joba in the bullpen?

    • Geno

      Seriously?

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

    What’s better than the X-Games?

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Everything on earth.

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

    Jesus Montero and Brandon Laird, awesomeness.

    • Ivan

      Laird has been on a tear, and Montero is a beast. Might be the yankee’s best prospect.

  • Manimal

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

  • E-ROC

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

    • Manimal

      who knows. 600-something is way too much for a comment section, a message board system would be much better.

      • Doug

        Incorrect.

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

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

  • Dave P.

    A.J. Pierszinskiwertrtretrtr has pretty hair.