Aug
06

Game 114: One game at a time, one inning at a time, one pitch at a time

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1. Damon. CF – oh yeah, Melky’s totally being benched
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, DH
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Nady, LF
7. Cano, 2B
8. Pudge, C
9. Betemit, 3B

And on the mound, Sidney “will pitch for food” Ponson.

Notes: Sorry the site hasn’t been updated as much as usual lately; Ben’s on vacation, Joe’s in the middle of moving, and I’m rather swamped at work. It’ll be back to normal soon … all signs point to Ian Kennedy starting on Friday, and by Friday I mean SaturdayChien-Ming Wang will remain on crutches for the foreseeable future … the Yanks had scouts attend Freddy Garcia’s so-so audition … Chad Moeller cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Scranton … Joba’s been placed on the DL, but that’s all we know so far; no news is good news, right?

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409 Comments»

  1. Jamal G. says:

    “Sorry the site hasn’t been updated as much as usual lately…” Really? Damn, you guys must have some really high standards.

  2. Moshe Mandel says:

    Joba has rotator cuff tendinitis, rest and then a throwing program in a week. Sounds not bad, right?

  3. Yankee Fan in Chicago says:

    Dave Pinto has a post up at Baseball Musings quoting some Yankee blogger I’d never heard of that Joba has a rotatorcuff tear. Please Gd no.

  4. Chip says:

    Honestly, if we can get Hughes back for a few starts at the end of the year and Kennedy can hold down the fort, we just might take the wild card

    • Jamal G. says:

      Yessir. Only three back, nothing to say the last rites for.

    • TurnTwo says:

      only 3 GB behind Boston. forget the Rays for now.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

        I’ve just got to say…Even though most of the people reading/commenting here are relatively savvy baseball fans (so it’s not like the people here were unaware coming into 2008 of just how talented the Rays’ prospects and young MLBers were/are)… Just think about this for a minute:

        The Tampa Bay Rays are probably going to win the AL East in 2008.

        I mean, I’m sure we’re all used to the idea at this point in the season, but think about that sentence for a sec. The F’ng Tampa Bay Rays are probably going to win the AL East division title. That’s pretty extraordinary, wouldn’t you say? Man… Obviously they’re a rival so I’m not exactly psyched for them or anything, but good for them (whether they win the division or not).

        • Jamal G. says:

          No, more bad for us than good for them. The Rays can easily be the most talented team in the Majors over the next three, four seasons. Again, that’s why I’m glad our strength in the far system is on the mound.

  5. Ivan says:

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaa lets go out there and kicks some ass. Rocky, Rocky, Rocky, Rocky, Rocky. Lets Go Yankees.

  6. TurnTwo says:

    dont you negate the Melky benching, though, when you basically replace him with Betemit in the lineup?

  7. Geno says:

    I like this lineup.

  8. Ivan says:

    Joba with Rotator Cuff tendinitis, not too bad. Just probably have some rest and evaluate the guy. Wouln’t be surprise if he comes back, at the same time wouldn’t be surprise that he doesn’t.

  9. Steve H says:

    Rays have 12 of first 15 in September against Yanks/Sox, if we can pick up a game or two by the end of the month, we definitely can make up some ground there. Then they have 4 with the Twins, who may still be in contention. Rays aren’t in the clear just yet.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Only haters, dummies, or short-sighted fans have given up on this team right now.

      • Ivan says:

        Yea, with two months to go.

      • Michael in AZ says:

        Thats silly. Given up is a strong word, but their offense is disappointing, they have one of the worst starting staff’s in baseball as it looks today, Mo is banged up when they need them most, and Girardi is starting to over-use the pen as he did earlier in the year when he had no choice.

        IPK to the rescue, and catch Boston as well?? Tough order, and I don’t see much to hang my hat on.

        Ill be watching, but Im realistic

        • Steve H says:

          Ok, if Joba misses 2 starts, it’s essentially the same rotation of the team that went on a tear out of the break. And Giese will most likely be an uprgade over what Rasner has been giving us. Pudge is an upgrade over Molina. Cano and Abreu are hitting well, and Damon is healthy, and when he is at the top of the lineup, gets things going. Their offense has more than enough potential to be one of the best, if not the best for the rest of the season. Has it been disappointing? Clearly. But is there any reason to think they can’t turn it around? They have been lately, Melky appears to have been benched making the offense even better. While we aren’t the favorites, we’re not exactly huge underdogs here.

  10. Ivan says:

    Girardi knows he’s gonna need tons of offense so put your best bats out there.

  11. KW says:

    Awesome clip!

  12. Mike A. says:

    Cone just broke down Joba’s injury. Basically said it was inflammation in the rotator cuff, and could be attributed to the heat the other night. “No structural damage” is the key term he used.

    Phew. Best case scenario?

    • Ivan says:

      Pete A. on lohud was saying it was probably a slight tear.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Peter Abraham really pissed me the fuck off. He called the inflammation a “nice way” of saying it is a tear. That is highly incorrect. Strains are a “nice way” of saying it is a tear, inflammation is swelling of a tendon. That’s what the fuck tendinitis means, inflammation of a tendon.

      Even the dudes on SoSH know the fucking difference.

      • Joe says:

        I take it Pete’s not on your christmas card list?

        • Jamal G. says:

          I don’t like people who speculate irresponsibly when they have a public forum on which to do so. Any of us can say some stupid crap, but it doesn’t matter because we are just readers. If you have a God Damn blog dedicated to reporting on the New York Yankees as a fucking beat writer, you have a responsibility to get your shit straight before you just post thoughts from your head without any information backing it.

          • Mike A. says:

            I don’t like people who speculate irresponsibly when they have a public forum on which to do so.

            We do that all the time at RAB! Difference is that we aren’t credentialed, or being paid for it.

        • Mike A. says:

          Well, he is a Sox fan.

    • Chris says:

      Second best case, I think. The best case would have been a grade 1 strain of the deltoid muscle. A strain may have caused him to miss slightly more time this year, but the potential long term downside from rushing him back would be much much less if it was a deltoid strain.

      Either way this is generally good news.

      • Joe says:

        Is this a chronic injury or a one-time, something happended to cuase this injury type things, such as the weather or falling?

  13. Steve H says:

    And oh yeah, screw the Indians and their bullpen. Even Borowski would have saved that one.

    • Mike A. says:

      That was brutal. Cleveland’s pen was terrible in 2006, awesome in 2007, and again terrible in 2008. The effed up thing is that it’s largely the same group of guys exceptions being Borowski and Kobayashi.

  14. E-ROC says:

    Yikes!

  15. Steve H says:

    Yankees are 1-10 vs. rookie pitchers this year. Uggh. This guy has Ponson written allover him. Even Ponson was slimmer as a rookie. They could be a wrestling team. “Weighing in at a combined 550 lbs”

  16. E-ROC says:

    Rocky Balboa was a great movie!

  17. Mike A. says:

    You know a pitcher sucks when one of his Keys to the Game is “he’s from Aruba.”

  18. E-ROC says:

    I do like how Ponson is using his breaking pitches. It sure helps him miss some bats.

  19. E-ROC says:

    That WHIP is shrinking fast.

  20. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, Chris Russo said Alex Rodriguez is having a “bad year” on more than one occasion today. I won’t bother posting his numbers.

    • Steve H says:

      If only they were all having such “bad years”

    • Joey H says:

      russo is a fuckin idiot jamal. did u see him with the tampa bay hat on. just cause his giants suck he doesnt care about baseball. francessa on the other hand is a genius

  21. E-ROC says:

    I totally forgot that A-Rod played for the Rangers. It seems like his days in that uniform was a mirage.

  22. giselle says:

    through a series of random events i find myself at a friends house who happens to be an acquaintance of justin masterson, and tonight, masterson has asked (as a favor) if he could leave his car parked in my friend’s driveway.

    so what should i write (or draw) on the driver’s side door? i have a sharpie and limited art skills, and i’m open to your ideas…

  23. Old Ranger says:

    Watch Jeters hands as he swings, they are way ahead of the bat. One can’t get away with that if you don’t have a lot of power. He is hitting in front of the his belt, therefore…not enough power to get the ball out to the field hard and on a line. He’s hitting short and on the ground…therefore, DPs and line outs to the infield. 27/08?

  24. E-ROC says:

    Damn rookie pitchers!

  25. Mike A. says:

    Tommy Hunter is one ballsy mofo.

  26. Joe says:

    Uh-oh, implosion time

  27. Ivan says:

    This have not been a good trip for the yanks in Texas so far.

  28. Mike A. says:

    Shades of Chuck Knoblauch…

  29. Jamal G. says:

    Looked like it hit the dirt on that first angle.

  30. Steve H says:

    in slightly decent news, Manny has another HR

  31. Realist says:

    He caught it!

    • Realist says:

      Whew, thank goodness they got together to get it right! Say what you want but the Umps did the right thing!

  32. Jamal G. says:

    Hooray for non-replays!

  33. Chris says:

    I love hearing Cone say you shouldn’t argue with an ump while the play is still live… he’s one that should know.

  34. Steve H says:

    Hope they take advantage of this. Maybe we can have Jeter pinch hit and get the DP

  35. Mike Pop says:

    cant beleive karstens outing

  36. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, this is like that Michael Vick play, where Vick’s knee literally was a centimeter above the ground.

  37. Mike Pop says:

    ponson needs to get replaced by somebody anyboddy

  38. Ivan says:

    At least if hughes suck, you can live with it and justify it. When Ponson sucks, that who he is.

  39. E-ROC says:

    Abreu actually made an accurate throw to home.

  40. ansky says:

    great. Lets knock more people off the roster

  41. Mike Pop says:

    god i hope pudge is okay

  42. Realist says:

    Pudge blocked it like it is supposed to be….I hope he is OK!

  43. Mike A. says:

    Looks like he got spiked. Typical Red Sox bullshit from Murphy. Old habits die hard.

  44. Ivan says:

    Tough play Pudge.

  45. Mike A. says:

    Pudge should have spiked that shit.

  46. Joey H says:

    if pudge is out we are totally fucked.

  47. Jack says:

    Question: I’m looking into investing in MLB.tv. Is it worth the $20? If so, is the premium package worth the extra 10?

  48. Realist says:

    It just keeps getting worse……….

  49. Joey H says:

    I happen to have a really good feeling about IPK this time. i think his whole time off did him well. everyone elses thoughts?

  50. Ivan says:

    See Cano, when ya work counts you get good pitches to hit.

  51. Mike Pop says:

    we were playing better befor pudge came tho// who knew farnsy held it all together lol

  52. Jamal G. says:

    Anyone want to second my proposition to cut off Texas from this country?

  53. Mike A. says:

    You can bet on Betemit!

  54. Mike Pop says:

    i hope hughes and kennedy blossom next year like danks and floyd have this year for the white sox.. be amazing// and we got a run !!!!

  55. Chris says:

    I know I’m in the minority, but I think that blocking the plate as a catcher is one of the dumbest moves in baseball. How many more outs do you get by blocking the plate as opposed to making a swipe tag like they do at the other bases? Balance those few outs with the risk of losing a catcher, or at least shortening his career…

  56. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, “You are soooo not catching that one”.

  57. Mike Pop says:

    Does anyone think that we see Dellin next year in the bigs ??

  58. Steve H says:

    If that was Varitek blocking the plate, Murphy would have hit the C on his chest and bounced back to 3rd. Then they would have erased the hits Ponson had given up, and Tek would be working on yet another no hitter.

    • Jamal G. says:

      The “C” on Varitek’s jersey reminds me of the Canadian flag tattoo on that guy from “Knocked Up” (the skinny roommate that’s kind of gay), it’s a target for “something”.

  59. Ivan says:

    great another injury.

  60. Mike Pop says:

    yay jeter !

    • Steve H says:

      Let’s not give him too much credit for hitting into what would have been a tailor made 6-4-3 DP had the infield been at regular depth (and of course had someone been on first)

  61. Ivan says:

    If your Texas why are you playing the IF in, in third inning with Ponson pitching.

  62. Mike Pop says:

    september call up for dellin hes that good according to my friend here

  63. Realist says:

    You ALWAYS block the plate….geez fundamental baseball! Swipe tags can be hook slided around, under or over…

    • Chris says:

      and by blocking the plate you can get knocked out for the season, or simply drop the ball. I know every catcher is taught from early on ‘you must block the plate!’ but when you really think about it, it doesn’t make a lot of sense.

      • Realist says:

        Yes it does…you keep the runner in front of you and can cause him to go out of the baseline. It’s not XBox its a baseball game…you can’t take one incident and make it protocol…well maybe you can?

  64. Mike A. says:

    That Derek. He’s a lucky mofo.

  65. Jamal G. says:

    Epic failures by both A.L. All-Star Short Stops.

  66. Ivan says:

    That was a play you only see in the movie Major League.

  67. E-ROC says:

    Tommy Hunter is making the Yanks look silly at the plate.

  68. Mike A. says:

    Wow, JB Cox lost it tonight. 4 walks and a HBP in 1 IP, yet somehow no runs scored

  69. mike pop says:

    jamal who willl the yankees sign over the offseason/ and who is the best free agent to pursue

  70. giselle says:

    who is this kid always on sportscenter “live” commercials. the muffin kid? i don’t like him, but i have a feeling he’s not gonna go away.

  71. Jamal G. says:

    Yo, PeteAbe reported Jim Kaat’s wife, MaryAnn, passed away a couple weeks ago. Is it just me or is the first time anyone has heard about this?

    • Joe says:

      I heard when it happened it really explains why he left the Yankees booth, I bet he’d give everything he has to have a little more time, it’s amazing how life works out, no amount of good times can make up for the bad

      • Jamal G. says:

        it really explains why he left the Yankees booth

        Wait, what do you mean by that? That he left so he can spend more time fulfilling his life or that the people in the booth were assholes?

    • Mike A. says:

      I heard about this, like 2 weeks ago. They mentioned it during the game day she passed.

  72. mike pop says:

    you guys hear mattingly say manny is the best right handed hitter he has ever seen// lil shot to arod there in my opinion

    • Steve H says:

      People say it all the time. Part of the reason is that A-Rod isn’t considered just a right-handed hitter, he’s a 5 tool all-around, all-time great. Even A-Rod says Manny’s the best RH hitter. Don’t think it’s a shot at all, and in a very minor way, is a backhanded compliment of Manny, because it’s the only thing he does well.

      • mike pop says:

        guess u got a point

      • Joey H says:

        plus with all due respect to arods greatness, he couldnt cold manny’s jock when it comes to the clutch. i would pitch around manny to get to arod HELL i would IBB him to get to arod in the bottom of the ninth 1 run lead

        • Steve H says:

          While I won’t completely argue that point, Manny had 0 walkoff homeruns in his 7.5 regular seasons with the Sox. 1 in the playoffs, and I’m pretty sure he only had 2 in his time in Cleveland. A-Rod did that much last year.

          • Joey H says:

            theres alot more to being clutch than walkoff homeruns steve.

            • Steve H says:

              Agree, but you mentioned 9th inning at-bats, and walking A-Rod to get to Manny with a 1 run lead. Well with 1 on, A-Rod is more likely to end that game with a HR than Manny is.

              • Joey H says:

                i understand what you are trying to say, the the point at hand is manny in my eyes is still much more tougher to face in a clutch spot than arod is. i would trade all of a-rods walkoff home runs for him to get a bloop single in a big spot in the 9th with runners on. not a hr but just a dribbler down the line or a bloop single, Shit even a sac fly

                • Steve H says:

                  Or even a grounder that isn’t a DP to end the game. I know what you mean, and living in Boston I have seen way too much of Manny’s clutchness. I just think A-Rod’s past is overlooked sometimes during the present, ie last night.

                • Joey H says:

                  oh wow i had no dea you lived in boston. i was wondering how u knew so much about his tenure in beantown lol. i feel for ya’ bro. and “his past” is exactly that, his past. and as i type this he just hit into the DP.

  73. mike pop says:

    hehehe wright made an error

  74. Joey H says:

    ponson generates alot of movement on his pitches. think it has anything to do with his frame? and they said he was a control pitcher. HA i had no idea

  75. Jamal G. says:

    Eat it you fucking hicks.

  76. Steve H says:

    Giambi needs to work the stache/no-stache thing sooner. It seems to work, but he can’t let himself slump so long.

  77. Ivan says:

    The Giambino.

  78. Charles says:

    Wow,Cano has been really showing some patience huh?

  79. Jamal G. says:

    Buck Showalter and…

  80. Ivan says:

    Obviously buck Showalter is one of them.

  81. mike pop says:

    Even tho Steve H in my opinion its kind of a dumb comment to make. manny is what 3 or 4 yrs older than Arod and Arod has more hrs and rbi not sure bout batting avg but Arod is most likely the better hitter than manny is

    • Steve H says:

      Oh I agree. I just think the label “right handed hitter” doesn’t naturally get applied to A-Rod as quickly as it does Manny, it’s usually “great baseball player”

    • claybeez says:

      I’ve heard it said that A-Rod can hit it out even without squaring up on the ball. But, I thought I also heard Manny can hit a pitcher’s best pitch, while A-Rod tends to thrive more on mistakes.

  82. Charles says:

    Wait what happened to Pudge again? I missed it.

  83. BigBlueAL says:

    Buck and Billy Martin

  84. Joe says:

    Wow, looks like Aceves is coming back to earth.

  85. mike pop says:

    billy martin

  86. Jamal G. says:

    Wow, Ted Williams, Don Zimmer, and Bobby Valentine all managed the Texas Rangers at one point.

    BTW, what is Johnny Oates famous for, his name sounds too familiar for someone of his playing record.

  87. Ivan says:

    I had feeling it was billy martin.

  88. Jamal G. says:

    These umpires really get a hard-on talking crap to players as they walk away, huh?

  89. mike pop says:

    we really need boston and tampa to slump jus a lil bit

  90. Ivan says:

    Hey who would you guys take Matt Weiters or Justin Upton?

  91. Jamal G. says:

    Ken Singleton, don’t remind us. BTW, who will regret not signing their draft pick more, the Yankees (Chris Davis) or Red Sox (Pedro Alvarez)? Obviously, this was not a big error on either side as I think both were almost assured to head to school.

  92. Charles says:

    injured knee for Pudge?that can’t be good right?

  93. mike pop says:

    i still think we need a couple more runs here

  94. A.D. says:

    like moving damon back to cf, with melks blackhole

    • Joey H says:

      i dont see why not. i havent seen melky make any eyepopping assists lately. damon has got a pretty good glove if i dont say so myself.

  95. Charles says:

    I hope Betemit is a late bloomer kinda like David Ortiz. He’s got really huge power.

  96. mike pop says:

    i wish we had chris davis now though

  97. A.D. says:

    the Yanks really should have tried to trade Kontos sooner, and then switch him for someone else.

    7ip 0R 4H 5K

  98. Charles says:

    Uh oh, perfect time for a Jeter specialty.

  99. mike pop says:

    does anyone want manny to dh for the yankees next year ??

  100. Realist says:

    Jetes and Damon getting it done! Nice!

  101. Jamal G. says:

    Oh, NOW you want to hit the ball in the air! Fuck-nut.

  102. mike pop says:

    jeter 2 times tonight hes came through

  103. Charles says:

    This is insane. That wasn’t what Jeter was supposed to do right?

  104. Mike A. says:

    I see my Rocky motivational speech is working.

  105. Old Ranger says:

    Good hitting by Jeter. Nice to see him get a RBI, when we really need it. 27/08?

  106. mike pop says:

    cmon arod plz man big hit

  107. E-ROC says:

    Meachem didn’t send the runner, lol.

  108. Joey H says:

    is it me or has bobby been taking some horrible looking hacks lately? un-abreulike hacks

  109. Charles says:

    HR for Arod here.

  110. mike pop says:

    here we goooo

  111. A.D. says:

    Key fact from today on Ken Rosenthal’s column:

    Type B free agents DO NOT have to be offered arbitration for a team to recieve comp, that means you Jason Giambi

  112. Charles says:

    God, these Rangers pitchers must think high ERA’s are better.

  113. Ivan says:

    That’s pretty lame A-Rod.

  114. mike pop says:

    worse hack ever

  115. E-ROC says:

    Poor A-Rod.

  116. Charles says:

    Crap.

  117. mike pop says:

    Is Texiera worth the picks Jamal ???

  118. Jamal G. says:

    What has been the reason(s) (on the mound) Sidney Ponson has never lived up to his ability? Is it the lack of command or control (or both), or lack of a good breaking pitch?

  119. Joe says:

    Ponson recovering well

  120. Ivan says:

    The one thing about Ponson I will say this, he does have a good arm unfortuantely he never reach that potential.

  121. mike pop says:

    i personally beleive we have to get Texiera more than anybody else… i really hope we get his ass.. that would be a greater 3 4 than bobby arod // tex arod is where its at

    • A.D. says:

      I actually think they may be better served to trade for a young of/1b or else try and sign Juan Rivera, and play X at first, something like that, else a platoon.

      Tex will be awesome for a few years then he may deteriorate and block young players, Arod/Tex would be a sweet 3/4

  122. mike pop says:

    yankees will give tex 7 or more years.. they gave giambi 7

  123. Jamal G. says:

    A.D., did they just change that rule? I always thought arb had to be offered to Type-A or Type-B free agents for their last team to be compensated in the draft if they leave via free agency.

  124. Peedlum says:

    Dunno if anyone has already posted this, but ESPN is reporting the following: “a source told ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney that Andrews told the Yankees he doesn’t believe Chamberlain’s injury is a long-term problem.”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3522585

    best damned thing i’ve heard all day.

    hopefully its just 3 or 4 starts. would be nice to have joba during that tough stretch at the end of the schedule.

  125. mike pop says:

    No way charles …. texiera is the safer bet for all that money and all those years… who would u rather give a 8 year deal to a 1st baseman or a heavy overweight starting pitcher// all due respect to CC he is filthy im just saying he is a real big guy plus he will end up in the nl i think .. with the dodgers i agree with what someone said be4

    • Steve H says:

      Plus our system is more stocked with young arms than bats. And while we have needed an ace for a few years, I have no qualms about Joba being a #1 starter on a WS caliber team (in the future)

      • Charles says:

        OK,agreed. I just don’t think both of them are gonna be worth the huge contract they’re going to sign over the winter. How bout Tex+Sheets?

      • mike pop says:

        agreed.. joba is that 1 and hughes might even be able to be a 1 himself plus we cannot forget about wang who is good for 15 plus wins… we do not have a young serious 1b in the minors right now who is close to taking over… i am all for signing texiera hed be a great fit to our team

  126. mike pop says:

    nady is gosh darn sexy

  127. Realist says:

    Nady has really shown me alot!

    • Joey H says:

      i, for whatever reason didnt think nady was legitimate. was more of a fluke player. but he has totally shut me up. i hope a-rod can do the same!

      • Realist says:

        Gotta say I agree…I won’t comment on ARod as there is a daily diatribe on this site pointed at myself and others whose opinions differs from the management ;-)

      • Steve H says:

        Maybe just a late bloomer. He was a big time prospect but never truly panned out, maybe we’re seeing now what everyone expected years ago.

  128. Joey H says:

    oh, this a-rod yankeeography shit is really good to piss me off, who is next? joh n sterling doing his own yankeeography? or maybe a michel kay yankeeography! nah i say go with suzyn waldman!

    • claybeez says:

      Here! Here!

      • Joey H says:

        dont you think the highlight of her career was “oh.. o my goodness gracious… ROGER CLEMENS IS A NEW YORK YANKEE!” .. LIKE IT NEVER FUCKING HAPPENED BEFORE.

    • Jamal G. says:

      He deserves it IMO. He carried the Yankees past the Twins in the 2004 ALDS, he won two MVP awards in his first four years a Bronx Bomber, he carried the Yankees to the post-season in 2007, and he had one of the greatest offensive seasons not only in Yankee history, but in the history of professional baseball in 2007.

      If there was ever a person who deserves his “Yankeeography” in such a short time, it’s Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez.

      • Joey H says:

        jamal, i can give a rats ass about what you listed. his career isnt anywhere near over. im POSITIVE we havent seen the best of A-rod yet. besides, we all know, the next postseason, arod is gonna crush opposing pitching. i just FEEL it

    • A.D. says:

      CC or Tex yankeeorgrapy, maybe a bit premature, but they could look into the futer… that would be emmy award winning

  129. Charles says:

    X really looks good in pinstripes huh?

  130. Jamal G. says:

    How can a man survive in Texas with that hair and that girth?

  131. A.D. says:

    type B rule change was part of the newest collective barganing agreement

    probably because type bs dont hurt the signing team, and some type bs are older players no longer worth their contract

  132. D.B. says:

    wow look up harold garce…the guys got 62 walks in 29 IP

  133. Ivan says:

    Man Carlos Beltran has had a pretty sorry season for a guy being paid 117 Million dollars.

  134. Joe says:

    Brett Marshall officially signed, $850,000

  135. A.D. says:

    at least there were 3 less guys on compared to monday

  136. mike pop says:

    yankees cant leave so many on base

  137. Ivan says:

    That’s a bitch ass HR. that would not be a HR in alot of parks.

  138. Dave P. says:

    any word on pudge yet?

  139. mike pop says:

    The X man !!!!!

  140. Jamal G. says:

    X Gon’ Give It To Ya!

  141. Realist says:

    Fucking Nady! Woo hoo!

  142. Steve H says:

    6 innings/3 runs from Ponson. Has the lead. All up to the bullpen now, they better step it up.

  143. A.D. says:

    all X does is make me smile

  144. Ivan says:

    If I told ya guys that Ponson would pitch better than Joba and Pettitte in this series you would curse me out of here.

  145. Jamal G. says:

    Gee Josh, did you used to run like that from your dealers?

  146. Charles says:

    Man, Ponson has given us two quality starts in a row. As much as I hate to say it, he’s holding down that fifth starter spot quite adequately.

  147. Joey H says:

    Wow did anyone know john sterling has triplets? i thought the man never even got laid!

    • A.D. says:

      the one time and look what happened, talk about a drunk mistake for that chick

      totally kidding, I also had no idea

      • Joey H says:

        actually he has 4 kids ;). i thought he played with actionfigures in his spare time. the yankees figurines comingup with his entertaining homerun calls. im shocked to know hes married too!, and no, not to palmela handerson.. althouggghhhh.. they dont list her name lol

  148. mike pop says:

    charles tex + sheets i kinda like.. i wish horne was str8 ive been wanting to see him for so longgg// maybe he will end up going to the pen.. i wanna see humberto so bad hes got filthy stuff from waht ive seen and read

    • Charles says:

      The problem with Humberto is that he’s really fragile. I read somewhere that he’s had an injury again which is the reason why he’s been missing in action the past few days. Same thing goes for Horne. These guys have filthy stuff but injuries have really derailed them.

      • Jamal G. says:

        Something his latest injury (elbow pain) is a ploy by the Yankees to keep him on the DL so they can get another 30-days of rehab for him. His rehab days ran out so the Yanks would have to put him back on the 40-man roster.

  149. mike pop says:

    christ

  150. Joey H says:

    can mo come out and play tonight?

  151. Steve H says:

    We need to go to the pen as soon as someone gets on

  152. Jake H says:

    Good job sidney

  153. Ivan says:

    Good outing by Ponson.

  154. Jamal G. says:

    Looks like Kevin Youkilis left due to an injury.

  155. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, you know a Changeup is nasty when you throw two straight Changeups and the hitter is lunging at your ensuing heater.

  156. Ivan says:

    It must tick Pete Abe off when Edwar pitches well.

  157. Steve H says:

    Just caught this press release

    “According to Stats, INC. The New York Yankees have set a major league record tonight with the biggest weight differential between two successive pitchers. The 150 pound difference between Sidney Ponson and Edward Ramirez crushed the previous record of 127 pounds set in 2000 by Red Sox pitchers Pedro Martinez and Rich “El Guapo” Garces”

  158. Realist says:

    Moving arunner over, good baseball!

  159. Chris says:

    Listening to the game on the radio… the foul ball into the booth…. LMAO…

  160. Old Ranger says:

    Anyone else remember Oil Can Boyd? Back in the ’80s for bosox, good pitcher on not so good teams. Kenny was right, he and Edwar look and pitch a lot a like…Oil Can threw harder. 27/08??

  161. E-ROC says:

    That Rangers pitcher looks like a gremlin.

  162. John says:

    Espn really has nothing better to talk about than that guys tie? Wow.

  163. Jake H says:

    Giambi is awesome.

  164. mike pop says:

    that was a big run wasted

  165. Manimal says:

    When was the last time the yankees had a web gem, seriously. I think Nady has a good chance.

  166. Ivan says:

    Pressure.

  167. Mike A. says:

    Short leash on Edwar I hope…

  168. Manimal says:

    Fuck Marte. I want Karstens Back.

  169. Ivan says:

    solid work by Edwar.

  170. A.D. says:

    see if marte can not blow this

  171. Ivan says:

    Yo Marte do ya fucking job too. Ya better than this.

  172. Charles says:

    Let’s go Damaso!

  173. Ivan says:

    That was close.

  174. Ivan says:

    1/3IP away from Mo.

  175. Jamal G. says:

    Was that Erin Andrews next to the camera?

    LoL, anyone hear about the quote she made, saying that guys in the locker room don’t look upon her as a sex object, but “as a little sister”, or “just one of the guys”?

    I don’t know which is a bigger case of BS, those quotes or Jason Varitek being a 2008 All-Star.

  176. Ivan says:

    Veras got away with that hanger.

  177. Ivan says:

    Sign stealing?

  178. Jamal G. says:

    You can tell by his load-up that Byrd was gearing up for a Fastball.

  179. Charles says:

    Bring out the Hammer of God!!

  180. E-ROC says:

    Does think Manny will cut his dreadlocks?

  181. [...] The Yanks signed 6th round Brett Marshall to an $850,000 bonus, roughly $750,000 over slot. The prep RHP from Texas is arguably the second best prospect the Yanks selected behind top pick Gerrit Cole. (h/t to commentor Joe) [...]

  182. E-ROC says:

    Boy, Justin Verlander has really fallen off the cliff this year.

  183. Steve H says:

    Rick Sutcliffe says Joba will be back in the bullpen next year. He’s smoking crack.

  184. Jake H says:

    Rick S thinks Joba should go to the bp. What a moron!

  185. Mike A. says:

    Bobby groundeding out earlier in the game, says Singelton.

    I kid, I like Kenny.

  186. Steve H says:

    Even though the 5 runs isn’t great (certainly not bad), I like the 12 hits this lineup put up tonight. Hope to see more Melky-free lineups going forward.

  187. Ivan says:

    You know Mo’s best year was when he wasn’t even when he was a closer. 96 he was just phenomenal and didn’t even had the cutter back then.

  188. Ivan says:

    Mo making these hitters his bitches.

  189. E-ROC says:

    LOL, Rick Sutcliffe ragging on Cabrera’s offensive woes. Saying if Cabrera continues to swing at that those breaking pitches, he will continue to sit next to Girardi. I guess word travels fast.

  190. Jamal G. says:

    Will the Pirates really be stubborn enough and not sign Pedro Alvarez?

  191. Steve H says:

    Youk left the game after being HBP tonight. Sox fans will probably try to pin it on Joba.

  192. Newman says:

    God being God

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