Game 117: O Joba, where art thou?

Ohlendorf continues to help the Yanks
Scranton comes back for a walk-off win

What do you get when Sidney Ponson is your No. 3 starter? Dan Giese on a Saturday in Anaheim. Not that Giese has been bad at all this season. He’s done more than any Yanks fan could have reasonably expected to this point. In more than one way, he’s looking like Aaron Small v2.0.

Maybe he can conjure some of that magic today. The Yanks need a win in a bad way. After going on an eight-game tear to start the second half, they’ve faltered since, going 5-8 in the subsequent 13. You’d like to see them go 4-1 over their next five, evening out the above mark to 9-9 over 18, heading into their first off-day since July 24.

Your lineup:

1. Johnny Damon, DH
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jason Giambi, 1B
6. Xavier Nady, LF
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Ivan Rodriguez, C
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

And on the mound, number 38, Dan Giese.

Ohlendorf continues to help the Yanks
Scranton comes back for a walk-off win
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I despise FOX games. They just never seem to go well for the Yanks.

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

      I used to have that feeling about all nationally televised Yanks and New York Giants games, but not so much. I mean, look at the last two FOX games the Yanks played. Blew out the Angels last week and Mariano Rivera pulled a Houdini a couple weeks before.

    • Joey H

      how about that last redsox game. to me it seems like the ESPN games kill us. that finale with the sox. the mets series with delgados infamous HR this year. so i beg to differ.

  • Andy In Rainy Daytona

    Sorry off-topic, but what’s up with Humberto Sanchez? Is he hurt again, or just taking some time off?

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

      Elbow barked a little bit, so they shut him down. Should be back in a few days is what I last heard.

  • Mark B

    I despise FOX’s blackout rules making it impossible for me to see today’s game here in Chicago on satellite or at a bar with the Cubbie game on at the same time today……

  • Andy In Rainy Daytona

    ” O Joba, where art thou?”

    “Damn! We’re in a tight spot!”

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

      Heh. 2 points for the obscure movie reference.

      • Andy In Rainy Daytona

        I’m a Dapper Dan (Giese) man!

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

    Am I the only one who can give a flying fuck about what Ian Kennedy said in his post-game interview? Like seriously, what does it matter what he said. If he had been all down in the dumps, would that have made you feel better? If so, do you think your feelings after the game matter one fucking iota in the grand scheme of things in how Ian Kennedy pitches?

    Seriously, people need to get over themselves. So he takes it in stride, what difference does that make?

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

      I’m no going to write it off as nothing, because he did say the wrong things. That said, it’s still be extremely overblown.

      Who knows, maybe he was throwing chairs and punching walls in the clubhouse after the game. We’ll never know that though.

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

        That’s the thing I don’t get. Do people seriouslly take what the players, management, and front office personnel serious in their respectiive interviewes and press conferences? Do they really believe what these guys and gals are saying is sincere? I don’t understand why people get worked up over things that are said in these situations.

        As to what Kennedy said directly, I’m glad he said that. If he in fact was sincere then I’m really glad he said that. Shit happens, move on. What good is it of him that he sits there, dwells and looks like a battered wife in front of the media? He reminds me of myself, shit happens to everybody so you move on.

        I think it’s just that people want these guys to be as emotionally involved as some of them are.

        • Ivan

          Remember when the Sox were down 3-1 to the indians, and Manny Said it’s not the end of the world if they lost and everybody got all tight and stuff. What happen, Manny went postal and the sox won the WS.

          Hey what Ian said was taboo. Yeah he should of said it but lets be honest alot of players do act that way sometimes after a tough and bounce back.

      • Andy In Rainy Daytona

        I guess next time he should offer to commit hari-kiri.

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

          It’s about time you got some rain in Daytona. I was jealous all those times I had to read your screen name while it poured up here.

          ;)

          • Andy In Rainy Daytona

            It rains plenty! It’s usually later in the afternoon. Ask the Florida State League how much rain we get. In July and August it’s hot, sticky and rainy. Good drinking weather.

      • Joey H

        he did skip off the field in the 3rd damned inning yesterday.. didnt he?

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

      because Jamal just like with Igawa, if you don’t realize you can’t get an 89 MPH fastball by a major league hitter down the middle in a hitters count then there will be no improvement…if you honestly think you are throwing the right pitches at the right times then that is where the problem lies…

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

        Do you truly, truly believe that his post-game comments are undeniable proof that he thinks serving 2-0 Fastballs over the plate is a good thing?

        He said he made some good pitches, he was right. Look at how he got out of that second inning. Why crucify the dude because he wants to focus on the positive and forget this as soon as possible? We cherish closers and “ol’ wily vets” for doing that, what’s the difference with Ian Kennedy? You see what you did right, you focus on that and look forward to the next start. Isn’t that the ideal way of looking at things?

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

          It would be one thing if that was it…then the steadfast belief he has that there is no diff btw AAA and majors….he was like ‘I haven’t pitched poorly since before the ASG’ and assorted things…trust me I think he has a future but he very much is on Girardi’s shit list which is why he gets yanked so early and he’s not helping the perception that he thinks he’s supposed to be in the majors…

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

          Well that’s the thing, you can survive by throwing 2-0 fastballs down the middle of the plate in the minors, that’s one of the main things that guys have to learn when they come up.

          He’s not going to learn that by going back to AAA. Another demotion isn’t the answer for Kennedy.

          • Ivan

            Word, pitchers are alot like QB’s. Some develop quickly, others take a while.

            Look at Drew Brees, it took him years to develop and now he’s a top QB, same with Eli. while Ben Rothlesberger gave instant production.

            Same can be said with specific pitchers.

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

            Understood but herein lies the dilemna which was already a concern from the get-go, with ‘playoffs every year’ a mandate, how long can we afford to get 2IP, 5ER every 5 days? Especially when the attitude APPEARS to seem like he thinks thats ok?

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

    Angels vs Cubs? easy to prognasticate that now but we’ll see when October gets here…

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

      That seems like the case right now, but the unexpected always happens.

      • Ivan

        Usually one of those teams get picked off.

        Hey Mike A, of the Cubs and Angels, who has a greater chance of being picked off?

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

          Halos, the NL is weak, weak like the Ukraine. I’m not going to sleep on Milwaukee though, Sheets and CC in a short series is scary.

      • Andy In Rainy Daytona

        If the Yanks don’t make it, I would love for FOX to freak out over a Tampa/Arizona World Series.

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

        What will the media say if the Yanks miss the playoffs and the Dodgers make it? I can only imagine…

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

        “…but the unexpected always happens.”

        Oxymoron, FTW! :D

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

    Well, I guess having to deal with only half of the Buck-McCarver duo is a decent start to this game.

  • Andy In Rainy Daytona

    Did you see President Bush with the girls beach volleyball team?
    Me thinks he may be a bit of a perve…

  • Ivan

    Hey guys who are ya Ws picks before the seaon started?

    I had the Yanks and Dodgers in the WS this year.

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

      I was Yanks-Phils.

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

    How cool is it to be a teenager hanging out with Jeter and Giambi lol….wow

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

    Dammit.

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

      Eh, well. He hit it hard, not much you can do there. Nice play by Howie.

  • Andy In Rainy Daytona

    “I think I’m in love!! With a phone!”

    Enough already Sprint.

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

    Well I can’t say I expected Bobby to make that play.

  • Ivan

    Is it me, or Texiera reminds me of Beltran. A terrfic player but not a Great player getting huge money?

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

      Excellent comparison. There are 5 first basement with better OPS’s in baseball (Pujols, Berkman, Youkilis, Morneau, Giambi), and only one of those guys is past the prime of his career.

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

        Plus Fielder and Conner Jackson are within 10 OPS points of him, that’s like, 1 walk every 10 games, or something.

      • Ivan

        That’s surprising.

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

          I hate thinking like this but it does prove true in this case, have you ever perceived Mark Teixeira to be a dominant player, or just well above-average?

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

    WTF? 3 pitches to record the last 4 outs.

  • Ivan

    Whats up sup with the first pitch swinging.

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

    okay 3 straight first pitch swingers…wtf?

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

    I swear, that W-L split for positional players is the most useless crap in baseball. Isn’t that true for every single player, like ever?

  • Andy In Rainy Daytona

    You know McCarver is not that unlistenable when Joe Buck isn’t there. I honestly think that Joe Buck hates sports.

  • Ivan

    I’ll take a healthy Mantle over Aaron, maybe over mays but it’s a tie though.

    • Andy In Rainy Daytona

      You know Vlad is a lot like Aaron. Bad ball hitter, doesn’t strike out a lot, quiet. Very similar.

      • Ivan

        Aaron was great but he was somewhat of a compiler. Mantle despite all the injuries still produce great #’s. Mantle put up seasons that were comparable to Ruth and Williams. 57 was probably a better year than 56 when he won the triple crown.

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

      What about Barry? Let’s say he started using ‘roids in 2001, his big 73 HR year. He put up at least a 1.008 OPS every year from 1992 to 2000. How many other players did that? Zero. Great wasn’t good enough for him…

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

        Oh well…he was jealous it’s a natural human emotion…it is too bad because I doubt he will be inducted into the HOF because of self-righteous writers…

      • Ivan

        especially hitting in ballparks like Candle Stick park and Pac Bell.

        I always told people that he was a much better player than Griffey.

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

    So, how ’bout that Russian invasion of Georgia?

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

      I first saw that on CNN and thought it was a joke, not realizing that there’s an Eastern Europian country named Georgia.

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

        Believe it or not, there were rumblings some in the CNN News Room that thought the same. Now that’s amusing and all for everybody else, but you work in the CNN News Room and you get fooled by that? I can understand a “Wait…what?” kind of reaction, but to completely be fooled? Little weak.

        • Andy In Rainy Daytona

          Isn’t CNN in Atlanta? Couldn’t they just look out the window?

    • cult of basebaal

      after this week, i’d prefer they’d invaded texas …

    • Joey H

      terrible. theres some horrible pictures i saw.

  • Ivan

    Man Vlad is one of those hitters who might not age well.

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

      Ryan Howard is atop that list for me.

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

        Travis Hafner is the poster child for the “old man skills don’t age well” crowd. Only $51.75M left on that deal through 2012…

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

          You think so? I mean, it’s not like it was gradual, the man just fell in a never ending ditch.

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

            Injuries had something to do with it, but it’s been two seasons now.

            Ryan Howard is exactly the kind of guy you go year-to-year with. Pay up in arbitration for his peak years, then take the picks and let someone else pay through the nose for his decline years.

            • Ivan

              usually the yanks use to fall under the trap.

        • Andy In Rainy Daytona

          How about “full-time testing” crowd?

    • Ivan

      You know despite the injuries and steriod stuff, Giambi has age quite well for a hitter. Sure he doesn’t hit for much AVG, but he still draw walks, OBP is still very good and he still has big power and good bat speed.

      That Giambi contract while not great is far from bad either.

  • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steve S

    Kennedy could learn something from Giese…

    • cult of basebaal

      so could rasner … dan does this crazy thing where he like, throws strikes and gets ahead of hitters … madness!

    • Andy In Rainy Daytona

      Make sure you get good defense in back of you?

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

    Giese is dealing.

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

      *hope i didn’t just jinx him*

  • Manimal

    Just came home from work. Seriously why did everyone hate giese and their so surprised that hes doing good. 2.36 ERA and was lights out(exclude that Mets start)

  • Manimal

    Mike last time you said a pitcher was Aaron Small 2.0 it didn’t work out so well(Rasner)

    • Manimal

      or someone said he was the next Aaron Small, Might not have been you.

      • Joey H

        id love to see who is going to be shawn chacon. Sir Sidney?

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

      When did I say that? I’ve never called anyone Aaron Small 2.0. Maybe that was Joe or Ben, certainly not me.

      • Manimal

        yeah, my bad.

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

    When is this Lackey fellow going to be a free agent?

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

      Think his guaranteed years are done in 2010.

      • Manimal

        sorry for bothering you during a party lol, I didnt know. Then I fell asleep and forgot to send you the final score like you asked LoL.

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

          It’s cool, we went to an all-night diner after and the waitress told me.

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

        Oh no, he has a 2009 club option for $9M ($500K buyout) and that’s it.

        I can’t imagine the Angels are going to fork up the dough for Vladimir Guerrero, Mark Teixeira, and John Lackey all within the span of two seasons after shelling out $18M per year for Torii Hunter.

        • Ivan

          man their gonna hate that hunter contract.

        • Manimal

          Dont forget Krod this year. Atleast they realized that this is the only year that they have a chance of winning.

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

          Or $10M per for GMJ for that matter.

          Teixeira, Vlad, Lackey, Anderson, K-Rod, Escobar, Garland, Figgins … all going to be free agents within a season.

          Howie Kendrick and Ervin Santana are about as good a young core as you can have, but the Halos are going to have some roster shuffling to do to remain competitive.

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

      After next season, so he’ll be 31 at the start of 2010. Eh.

    • Joey H

      this year. but .. $9M club option for ’09 with a $0.5M buyout almost definately to be picked up

  • Manimal

    Melky, stop. You suck with high socks, you suck with low socks.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Is J-Christ on the bench?

  • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/08/manny-in-pinstr.html Joey H

    ha isnt this something …. click my link

    • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/08/manny-in-pinstr.html Joey H
      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        LoL, why does everybody outside of NYC (hell, even some within the city limits) think that Wash. Heights is in the Bronx?

        • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/08/manny-in-pinstr.html Joey H

          isnt tim from chi-town? and i would NEVER want to see this prick out there. then waht do we do if we do get him? DH him?

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

            Tim takes the weekends off.

            • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/08/manny-in-pinstr.html Joey H

              yea my bad manny is the prick not tim lol.. just to clear up any potiental misunderstanding

          • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/08/manny-in-pinstr.html Joey H

            check that, roselle not chicago

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

        Typical Boras bullshit. Every big free agent he has ends up connects to the Yanks, even if they have no interest/obvious need for the guy. It’s just to jack the prices up for everyone else.

        It takes two to tango.

    • Manimal

      Realistically speaking, 2 years, 32 Million. take it or leave it. We could also trade Matsui to someone(I’m sure mariners or giants would want him)

      • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/08/manny-in-pinstr.html Joey H

        i dont know how much value he has if any at all. what could we get in return? two A ballers?

      • radnom

        Yeah so he bitched and got himself traded to get out of the remainder of his contract options (2 years 20 mil). Just so he could sign for the same amount of time but less money. He probably was just “Manny being Manny” and not looking for a long term deal or anything.

        CMON MAN

  • Mac

    Speaking of the Cardinals on Fox, Ryan Ludwick–wtf? Dude never OPS’d 850 and now he’s at 1.000 in mid august? That’s like Nady this year, except even more ridiculous. I don’t get how that’s possible. Was Ludwick injury ridden or something?

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

      Yes, and he’s having a fluke season for the ages.

  • Joe

    Im not afraid to admit I’ve been a Melky supporter, but man, he is terrible. The frustrating thing about watching him is that it’s not like you even expect anything out of him at this point. At least wtih Christian you could have some hope.

  • Ivan

    Angels last in OBP. The Anti sebmetric team.

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

      It’ll come back to haunt them in the playoffs, when they have to face good pitching that exploits their lack of discipline.

      • Manimal

        If they face the yankees in the playoffs what good pitching :D

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

        Like Mike Mussina, for example.

        • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/08/manny-in-pinstr.html Joey H

          Heck.. maybe even sir sidney! he kicked their ass that time.

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

    You know the last time a broadcasting team waxed poetic about how the Angels play flawlessly, they gave up ten unearned runs.

    • Ivan

      and have commited like 30E’s in 30+games.

  • Manimal

    I was going to complain about the music at rangers stadium then I realized its really fox.

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

    How stupid is Tim McCarver? In trying to prove his point, did he just prove the opposing point?

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

    Hey Jamal, your boy was promoted to Tampa:

    http://riverdogs.com/news/headlines/index.html?article_id=1612

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

      You look at his experience as a pitcher and not his age as a player, you have something serious there.

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

    The only reason Nady is the 20th player to go straight to the big leagues without spending a day in the minors is because he had it written into his contract when he was drafted. He went to the minors the next year.

    • Ivan

      What about John Olerud?

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

        He was just awesome. Dave Winfield did the same thing.

        • Andy In Rainy Daytona

          Olerud eventually played in a minor league game. Winfield was the last of an extinct breed.

  • Ivan

    terrible a-bat by Nady.

  • Manimal

    Nady took one right out of Arod’s book.

  • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/08/manny-in-pinstr.html Joey H

    so gents.. any predictions on who is gonna step it up and catch insane fire and get us to the playoffs by their self? .. hitting wise.

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

      Alex Rodriguez with a Jason Kidd-like assist from Robinson Cano.

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

      Melky. ;)

  • Joey H

    HA! at girardi’s comment on hughes. wasnt kennedy pitching exceptionally well in the minors too? llol. nah we all know hughes is going to come in and bust all ass

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

    Oh hey, I’ve been ecstatic the last couple days for something completely off-topic but who cares! I got my first role as an actor! Got picked for a student film by a NYU film crew. Going to be playing some teenage drunk who is torn between loyalties to his friend or loyalties to doing what is right (his friend date raped a girl who is the cousin of his teenage sweetheart, the victim does not remember who did it to her so only my character and his friend knows what went down).

    Obviously it is an unpaid gig, but who cares, it is a start!

    • Joey H

      definately have to get that on on a bootleg :)

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

      Congrats man.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Nice resume builder. Congrats!

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

    Tim McCarver, shut your dumb, idiotic, fucking mouth. Your useless, shut up. Shut up, shut up, shut up!

    • rafael

      It seems that the concept of inning counts is too complex for some people. It astounds me, and it’s infuriating to listen to.

    • Joey H

      im telling you, between him jon miller and joe morgan i wonder to my self how expensive that in booth liquor bill is! how much do u think that dumb fuck jon miller would over-emphasize that aradondo’s guy name, check that spelling but you know who im talking about

    • Joe

      Was that acting? Cause I’m convinced

    • Ivan

      Joba has been terrific and our bullpen has been solid all year.

  • Ivan

    You know if the Yanks make the Playoffs, Girardi would be a very good canidate for Manager of the Year.

    McCarver STFU, Joba was terrific as a starter. Just admit ya wrong and it will be okay.

    • Joey H

      yea and i would be a good candidate for the president of the united fucking states!

      • Ivan

        be fair, he’s done a solid job.

        • Joey H

          what it comes down to is i didnt like how he managed the lineups early in the year, damon sat alot this season, abreu go seriously random days off. all that kinda weird shit. he also has yanked starters out a little too early. i remember a game where moose was dominating the bosox thru 6 with like 89 pitches and that was the last we saw of him that day.

          • radnom

            There was a reason for that. I don’t remember what it was, but I thought it was weird as well (I was at the stadium that day) so I looked it up when I got home and apparently something was up with Moose (dizzyness maybe). But by all means, continue to talk out of your ass.

  • Mike Pop

    Im so tired of this guy criticizing what we did with joba.. dodgers did the same thing with billingsley and thAT dude is filthy man jus like joba

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

      It’s not just Billingsley either. Carlos Zambrano did it, so did Johan Santana, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Pedro Martinez, Andy Pettitte … the list is endless.

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

    How can people still think that Joba should be a reliever? God, shut up McCarver.

    • Joey H

      if arm problems persist which i highly doubt, i do. kerry wood him. but he’l lbe fine. ill take a roger clemens like SP than a kerry wood like RP

  • Mike Pop

    and for the record i think we have to sign manny… manny and a rod my god dude thats scary as hell. if he “really wants to play for us” he should take a 3 yr 45 or 50 mill deal and win 2 world series with us

    • Joey H

      AGHHHHHHHHH. please no. Please?

    • Manimal

      I want Karstens back…(never thought I’d say that)

    • radnom

      I’m pretty sure Boras is behind that rumor. Manny is going to the team that gives him the most years/money, and hopefully that isn’t the Yankess.

  • Ivan

    Outside of Lackey and Santana, I don’t really like their rotation that much.

  • Ivan

    Yo Aybar can field.

    By the way, why Angels position prospects are often overrated.

  • Joey H

    … did i just see a pig fly past my window?

    • Joe

      No, but apparently hell has frozen over

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

      yeah and it was screaming, “Melky got a hit!!!!”

      • Joey H

        yeah i swear it was a fucking pig bro! and as soon as i looked at the TV melky was touching first base without a throw!

  • Joey H

    do we know danny boy’s pitch count? are we looking at 7 innings if we remains untouched?

    • Joey H

      … 56

  • Andy In Rainy Daytona

    There you go Melk, first a single, next a double.

  • Ivan

    It’s really fucked up that very few BLK’s play baseball. Basketball is huge no question alla me who loves it but I love baseball just as much.

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

      There are a ton of good young African American players in the game today, however. The Uptons, Prince, Chris Young, Delmon Young, Kendrick, Maybin, Granderson…

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

        No doubt Mike but 8%….8% when like 80% of the NBA and 60% of the NFL is…

        • Ivan

          As a blk man, hey I grew in a inner city and first sport I got expose too was basketball and then football. If it wasn’t for the yanks winning, I probably dislike baseball.

          • Joey H

            you actually have a point. there was a study done on this how african americans tend to move toward basketball over baseball. my school doesnt have football simply because of injuries and insurance would be through the roof.

          • Joey H

            and dont take this the wrong way but its a no brainer with a. americans going to basketball to me, … white boys cant jump lol. all the best and most talented basketball players are black.

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

      Jimmy Rollins broke it down nicely on HBO Costas NOW talking about a combination of baseball not promoting its stars enough, the misconception that you can make more money playing football or basketball as well as the fact that you need so many more things to practice baseball than u do basketball or football even…

      • Ivan

        I love to see that interview.

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

    Mike Lowell is hitting .202-.265-.277 since July 1st. He’s actually being outhit by Jason Varitek during that span (.220-.333-.305). Yikes.

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

      I’ve been saying it for a little more than two weeks now, they aren’t making the playoffs. Now of course I was just a tad more confident saying that pre-Joba’s injury, but screw it, I’m still saying it.

      • Ivan

        Why would ya say that Jamal?

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

          What I’m really saying (objectively speaking) is that the Red Sox have just as much a chance to miss the playoffs as we do. Maybe not completely in as dire straits as we ar, but they damn sure aren’t in that much better of a position.

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

        Josh Beckett is not his completely and totally dominant self, Daisuke Matsuzaka is running out of smoke and mirrors, that bullpen sucks, Big Papi is not himself, Mike Lowell is basically a black hole, same for Jason Varitek and whoever is in Center Field.

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

          You know what it is man? It’s the year after effect. Those long drives to the World Series is a total drain on pitchers the next season.

          Look at Beckett and Francis this year, the Tigers’ pitchers after 2006, the ChiSox rotation after 2005, it goes on and on.

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

            I never really gave that much credence seeing as how they have three months off, but that is an interesting trend.

            The ChiSox example I will take with a grain of salt, Ozzie Guillen drove those guys into the depths of hell.

    • Ivan

      Ortiz have not hit either.

    • Manimal

      I didn’t realize it was bad until you compared him to Veritek. Yikes.

  • Mike Pop

    Jeter

  • Ivan

    Lackey is nasty.

    • Joey H

      just remember it took us a few innings to smash him last time/. and isnt the pen horrible in relief of lackey?

  • Mike Pop

    You all hate on melky way too much

  • Mike Pop

    ya i said it

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

      We don’t hate the player, we hate his game. ;)

      • Andy In Rainy Daytona

        clever

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

    Is it just me or does Giese look a little like IPK?

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

    Jeff Karstens, the new recipient of the Micah Owings-esque love fest?

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

      Micah Owings, teh awesomest AAA pitcher EVA!!11!1

      • Ivan

        you know you suck when ya a better hitter than pitcher.

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

    Oh goodness, now they’re kissing Karstens’ ass. The game after he nearly threw a perfecto against the D-Backs, they got owned by Charlie freaking Morton. That Arizona offense is pathetic.

    Karstens is what he is, a AAAA guy. He just happened to string two good starts together.

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

      and IPK is a stud who just happened to string 10 bad starts together lol…

  • Andy In Rainy Daytona

    Hey Jamal, I’m predicting a dive at the Olympics Games this year in a sprint race.

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

      Heh, someone should try a headfirst slide.

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

    We break through this inning I’m calling it…and Giese just bought himself another start…

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

      whats my name?! lol

    • Joe

      Done and Done

      • Joe

        …and Done

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

    We can really use one of those … what are they called again, “runs?” … right now.

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

      There we are.

  • Andy In Rainy Daytona

    2 for 20

  • Manimal

    Props to you Link.

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

      :)

  • dave

    A Rod is never clutch

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com Derek Jeter’s right hand

      how’s that for never clutch

  • mustang

    That’s another one for Jamal G….stand by your man….

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

      A-Rod is too good to be embarrassed like that in Texas and not come back fucking somebody’s shit up. ;)

      • mustang

        Good shit and yes it was clutch that’s what every Yankees fan wants to see.

        • Joey H

          and yet.. later on in a tight game.. i like it.. yes i do..

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

    Oh no he di’nt!

  • Ivan

    Back to Back, A belly to belly.

  • Manimal

    Well look at that. Back to back “runs” as you said, Mike. Rare, isn’t it? Not just one but TWO

  • Mike Pop

    YAYA !!! how many angels fans are saying We shoulda signed Arod lol that whole ball park…ya giambi!!

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com umpire got hit in the balls

    ha ha

  • Manimal

    way to go Nady, ruin the trend.

  • Ivan

    See A-Rod didn’t hit because he was saving it for the Angels.

  • Mike Pop

    giese plz hold it

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

    Heh, I pigeon just totally flew into my window.

    • Manimal

      Atleast it has a tiny brain, My mom walked into the sliding door before, she didn’t realize it was closed.

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

        Heh, “A Lot Like Love”, ever seen it? yeah, I know it’s the ultimate “chic flick”, but I love it.

        • Manimal

          I’m sure you do lol.

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

      Is that any sort of omen?

    • Joey H

      ROFLMFAO! did it shit on you?cause we just got some good luck!

  • Manimal

    Did you guys hear about Bernie Mac? Its a shame. RIP. 1957-2008. Mr. 3000 and Guess who are two of my favorite movies.

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

      Yeah, it really does suck. I loved his show, “The Bernie Mac Show”, and he was one of my favorite comedians.

      • Manimal

        he was 50 and died of pneumonia

      • LiveFromNewYork

        and he really did take in his nephews and niece. A good man.

    • Ivan

      he died. Im totally shocked.

    • Joey H

      OH SHIT! i forgot he was in mr 3000, i found out when i got home this afternoon, i knew he had gotten sick but i didnt think deadly sort of sick. thats too bad.we are loosing great comedians one by one, first george carlin now him. what he fuck can you do

    • Ivan

      I love that guy. He was phenomenal in the Kings of Comedy.

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

      yeah it’s sad…he was always funny…Bronx Banter has a clip of his KOC skit…

  • Joey H

    “””Joey H says:

    August 9th, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    just remember it took us a few innings to smash him last time/. and isnt the pen horrible in relief of lackey?

    Reply to this comment “””
    who called it?lol

  • Ivan

    iight just a solo shot.

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

    Vladdy must be an aggravating player to have on your team.

    • Ivan

      I,ve always had this thought in back of mine, would Vlad done well in NY.

  • Joey H

    HEY VLAD! DANNY BOY GIESE OWNS YA’ BITCH ASS!

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com the house texeira built

    that was an i’m just as good as Giambi home run…a please pay me 20mil per home run

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com fox sucks

    got the game on the radio with the tv on mute…the radio comes back to the game a full minute before FOX without fail on every break. I freakin’ hate FOX!

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

    Anybody want to take bets on Steve Berthiamue saying “…And cue the Yankeeography” when talking about Dan Giese’s start today?

    I really don’t like that dude. At least Karl Ravech is respectful, this dude is literally a Red Sox Nation douche, he is literally the poster boy for “TEH NATION!!1!1!uno!11”.

    • BigBlueAL

      Isnt Steve Berthiamue the guy who says “Say hello to my little friend” and that thing about fill my something with oil and go or some shit whenever a Philly hits a HR??? I actually think he is pretty funny, especially when a Yankee hits a HR and he does his stupid John Sterling impression….

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

        Yes, that’s him. He is an unbelievable Red Sox homer. Derek Jeter hit a Home Run and he says “…And cue the Yankeeography”. What the fuck is that? Like he doesn’t deserve it? With the Brian Giles deal he called it a “done deal” when it was first reported Boston claimed Giles on waivers. He was taking shots at A-Rod when A-Rod tried to help up Kurt Suzuki after he plowed him over.

  • Ivan

    CC is just kill em out there, needing first AD, got more six’s than first grade.

    • Ivan

      Aid.

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com dan giese

    hey,

    how bout I’m better and more humble than you’re 2006 number 1 draft pick. What was his name again Alfred E. Neuman?

    How bout this for a rotation in a week or two

    Joba Moose Pettitte Me Hughes or

    Moose Pettitte Me Hughes Pavano (GASP The 40 million dollar sinkhole)

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

    C.C. Sabathia is not a gamer. He is non-white, fat, clean shaven, and way too talented. There is no way he can be the Pepsi Clutch Performer of the Month.

  • GoYankees

    End of six, Giese retires. IPK, I hope you were watching how easy it can be.

  • Joey H

    pigs are fucking FLYING BABY!

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

    LoL, it should really be called the “run-and-hit” when you think about it.

    BTW, a commenter on NoMass said that a ground-rule double is not necessarily what it is perceived to be. A ground-rule double (he says) is when the ballpark causes a stoppage of a ball put into play, for example a ball being lost in the ivy at Wrigley’s Field. Is this true? I forgot what he called what a perceived ground-rule double actually is. I think he said it’s an automatic double.

    • BigBlueAL

      Ha its true. Ive been to classes and they do mention that technically it isnt called a ground-rule double. I dont give a shit though I always call it a ground-rule double.

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      yeah I’ve seen ground rule doubles called on balls stuck in the bottom or netting of the fence

  • Ivan

    Clutchy by Damon.

  • BigBlueAL

    Melky just probably forgot how to run the bases since he is hardly ever on base….

  • Mike Pop

    told u not to hate on him

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

    I’m actually ok with that bunt better than GIDP

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com steve berthiaume

    i’m from medfeild, ma and i’m a giant d-bag…i co-host a show with a bunch of other giant d-bags and incompetent morons with no credibility or integrity. i’m the main reason why a certain commenter on this website can’t possibly watch baseball tonight in good conscience. Like all members of the nation of negative intelligence I think i’m really clever and my favorite calls are: Phil thine horn with oil and go and a certain commenters favorite
    IT IS WAHH WAH WAH WAHH (bad John Sterling impression belying my thinly veiled hatred for the Yankees)
    I’m so funny ROFL no wonder they let me on television

    • BigBlueAL

      LMFAO!!!!

      • BigBlueAL

        Hey Mr Berthiaume I also love it whenever a Mets player does something good you say that shit they always do at Shea Stadium “Everybody clap your hands” and the other fools with you on set actually start clapping, you are the fuckin man!!!

  • mustang

    With everything that has gone on this team just refuses to die…. I fucking love it.

  • Mike Pop

    bomb right here

    • Joey H

      maybe an “A-BOMB! FROM AAAAAA-ROD?

  • Joey H

    EH. taking out geise? 83 pitches? i wuld have like to seen him cruise through the 7th. i just havent been impressed with our bullpen lately. who is up? the bottom of the order coming for the halos?

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

    I thought he was safe. To the replay!

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

      Eh, close.

  • Ivan

    Let em pay A-Rod.

  • Mike Pop

    christ man shoulda bunted

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

    Melky might be hurt….and he should have slid head first..

  • Ivan

    Come on A-Rod.

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

    damn I know that hurt..

  • Ivan

    at least we got a run.

  • Joey H

    MY TAKE ON A-RODS WOES: i think that its really just gonna come down to pitches feeling not so intimidated with arod in a big spot, hes gonna get more to hit, there goes the woes. right out of THE FUCKING PARK. … go a-rod

    • Joey H

      pitchERS not feeling intimidated**

  • Ivan

    iight we still got a lead.

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

    I thought Garret Anderson couldn’t catch up to fastballs like that any more.

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

      Yeah, Red Sox fans were as puzzled as we are when he kicked their ass last time in Boston.

    • GoYankees

      He’ll hit a thigh-high hanger til he’s 80

  • E-ROC

    Enter the game; promptly gave up a homer.

  • Mike Pop

    joke

  • Mike Pop

    Sickening

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

    Bah.

  • Smitt Dog

    Goddamn it

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

    Poor Dan Giese, can’t even get the W now.

  • E-ROC

    WTF!!!!!!!!1111111

  • Manimal

    Fuck Veras.

  • dave

    should have kept Giese in?

  • BigBlueAL

    Veras is pitching worse than Kennedy last night.

    • Joey H

      OK OK OK OK OK EASY THERE BIG AL lol

  • Mike Pop

    why didnt he stick with the heat

    • Ivan

      that’s what I was gonna say.

  • Ivan

    Napoli who’s hitting .209 hits a HR.

  • Mike Pop

    i feel like we are the mets and johan just startd

  • E-ROC

    Poor Giese is probably thinking to himself that he could’ve thru 7.

  • Ivan

    Man Veras is just imploding right now.

    • Joey H

      kinda like bruney yesterday

  • Joey H

    gee i called it again, i have no faith in this bullpen. Should have left giese in it for another inning or at least let him dip his toes in the 7th inning.

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

    It’s alright, the last time the Yanks and Angels played it was a rather back-and-forth affair in the late innings.

  • E-ROC

    This dipshit walked Maicer Izturis. Sighs….

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

    Scott Boras in the house.

  • E-ROC

    Then strikes out M-Tex. wow

  • Ivan

    iight we got two innings to work with offensively, don’t panic just keep working.

  • Joey H

    now we all see how big a-rods choke last inning was.. dont we?

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

      Yeah, it was huge. The Angels’ lead is insurmountable.

      • Joey H

        mike you dont have to be rude. if a-rod had come through like he should have for just once, we would have had more of a cusion

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

          If I came off as rude, I apologize.

          All the “A-Rod isn’t clutch” and “Kennedy will never be a good ML pitcher” junk is driving me nuts lately.

          • Joey H

            well, icant say much about kennedy’s future because im not a fotune teller, but arod is a total choke lol.

    • Kyle D.

      Same for Tex.

  • Ivan

    Man Shields is nasty.

  • Joey H

    hey keep in mind how much of a rally starter X is

  • Ivan

    Was Cano not hustling.

  • Joey H

    that miller high life commercial guy looks like a cross between david ortiz and gary coleman. just watch…

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

    How many Home Runs are these assholes going to hit?

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

    this is great.

  • Ivan

    great job bullpen.

  • GoYankees

    Ah sht, the monkey rally worked for them

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

    I never thought I’d say this, but the Yankees miss Kyle Farnsworth.

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

    well i think we’re seeing some ‘regression to the mean’ lol these last few weeks after that insane run post ASB by the bullpen…

  • Kyle D.

    Gonna be a big push for Melancon after this craptastic outing.

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

    Where the fuck was I-Rod backing up?

  • Joey H

    geeze mccarver really needs to go die allready. ive had it with this yankee bashing shit allready.

  • Ivan

    Anderson was sitting change up there.

  • Jake H

    good job veras set the tone for the bp today

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

    Frustrating.

    • Joey H

      … oh.. YA THINK

    • Todd

      More like embarassing.

    • Ivan

      more like an understatement.

  • Ivan

    rough game.

  • E-ROC

    ‘ol well.

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

    well that was fun.

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

    Eh, screw it, Edwar just had no command today, it happens.

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

    In fairness, this will be only the second game the Yanks have lost when leading after 6 innings this year, assuming the score stays the same.

  • Grgoyldef2

    Never pitch Edwar against the Angels

  • Ivan

    Will the yanks bring Melancon if he pitches well in AAA?

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

      Why? He isn’t the answer.

      • Ivan

        what you mean by that?

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

          Bringing up a guy like that this late in the year to keep the team from embarrassing itself is reckless and plain ol’ retarded. Because then when he inevitably struggles, he gets murdered by fans and the media for not doing his job and costing the team it’s season.

          • Ivan

            in other words knee jerk reaction right? I probably agree with that.

    • Kyle D.

      Theres probably going to be a big push for it if stuff like this continues. The bullpen was bound to struggle again eventually. If it becomes a consistent problem, I wouldn’t be surprised. He does need to come in two days in a row before they will call him up likely.

  • Joey H

    oh and mccarver totally jynxed veras. when he said he weas unstoppable

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

    Heh, that May 6th game was the Joba Chamberlain, David Delluci game.

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

    this is going to get worse.

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

      this time i hate being right again :(

  • Ivan

    this Angel team is not that nice yo.

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

    Oh my God, shut the fuck up about the Yankees’ payroll. We get it, it’s high, it’s higher than others. Fuck off already.

    • Joey H

      yea ive really had it with this seanile cocksucker. and his SLOW fucking commentary. and his OBVIOUS fucking remarks. someone needs to put a BULLET in this old pricks head

  • Joey H

    yea do i smell a girardi 30 minute metting?

    • Joey H

      meeting*

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

    Stealing in a 5-run game. Classy.

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

      God forbid somebody does something bush to the New York Yankees.

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

    Not for nothing, but that’s three straight sub-par outings for David Robertson. He’s got to get his stuff together. Pitchers (especially relievers) can not endure per longed slumps like hitters can.

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

      yeah I think he’s been figured out.

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

    Holy Shit.

  • Ivan

    I think we can consider this the worst inning for the yanks this season.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      and it’s had a lot of competition

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

    I know Andy Pettitte has a lot of good will in the bank of Yankee fans, but he has to get his shit together tomorrow. No nothing, no bullshit, he has to win the fucking game tomorrow, and like Mike says, “das it”.

    • Joey H

      yea ive had it with this shit. he needs to get a few HGH injections for tomorrow

    • Nady Nation

      I believe that was Mariano Duncan who said that. It seems fairly obvious that Pettitte’s poor last 2 starts can be attributed to fatigue – you’re statement should be “this bullpen has to get its shit together”

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

        Yeah, it was Mariano Duncan back in ’96. We play today, we win today, das it. He had shirts made up for the team.

  • Joey H

    ha what a coincidence. both of tex’s hrs are against the yankees

  • steve

    i was suppose to go to this game.

    thank god i didn’t

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

    Talk about rock bottom, eh?

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

      This would be like, the 100th rock bottom the Yanks have hit this season.

  • Manimal

    To stop my eyes from bleeding, I’m going to watch the office.

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

    This might end up being one of those innings where the same player makes all three outs. BRUTAL.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Poor Dan Giese.

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

    Who’s left in the pen that’s available? Marte and Mo? Rasner is a no-go after yesterday, Bruney’s pitched in 4 of the last 5, am I missing anyone?

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

      Marte is but I want to say hes already pitched 3 times this week..

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

    and D-Rob has got to just suck it up the bullpen is bare aside from Mo

  • Joey H

    yea mccarver bring up the monkey one mor etime and im gonna have the shit sodumize you

  • Ivan

    Too bad for robertson taking one for the team.

  • steve

    its amazing that ramierz gave up 4 runs and recorded no outs and his ERA is still a respectable 3.89 but i really think he will never be a good set up man which is a shame, have fun in the 6th inning eddie.

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

    Oh goodness, do I really have to watch Justin Speier do this again.

    • Ivan

      another watse of money from the almighty angels.

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

    Okay, they only need two grand slams to tie…

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

      LOL

  • Nady Nation

    This really sucks. It seems as though the bullpen is coming back down to earth in a big way. I’m not sure they really miss Farnsworth as much as they were pitching over their heads

  • Joey H

    well. this loss just REALLY pissed off this team. i think this is what we needed. more than a huge blowout win, sometimes that blowout loss sets you straighter.i think this was the first day of the rest of the season.

    • Joey H

      excuse that double “this”

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

    Ah thank you, best part of the game right there: the end.

    Fresh start tomorrow.

  • mustang

    Can I ask what the fuck happen? I go the basement to get some stuff for my new baby, IT’S A BOY and I look at the TV 11-3 what the fuck?

    • Joey H

      its better off you dont know. just tune in tmrw

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

      all hell broke less basically…8 run 8th for the Halos..

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

      That’s what you get for putting your family over the Yankees. Shame on you. ;)

      • mustang

        That’s the future SS for the Yankees I’m starting from the beginning bring all the baby stuff up.
        Talk about projected prospect do you think the Yankees scout at 2 days old.

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

          Congrats on the kid. You’re better off teaching him to throw lefthanded. ;)

          • mustang

            Thank you so much I will take your advice.

  • mustang

    7th G Anderson homered to center.
    7th M Napoli homered to left.
    8th V Guerrero homered to right center.
    and
    J Veras (B, 2) 1.0 3 2 2
    E Ramirez (L, 3-1) 0.0 4 5
    D Robertson 1.0 4 3 3

    Are you kidding me i’m going back to the basement.

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

    Haha, Brian Stokes of the Mets just picked up his first big league hit, and Mike Jacobs accidentally threw the ball into the stands instead of into the dugout so they can save it.

    • steve

      classic

  • Flynn

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Gutless, completely gutless.

  • Old Ranger

    I have about had it with these guys, if we are going to lose…let’s do it with some guys from AA, AAA, at lest we know they will work hard.
    Every once in while games like this happen, but two in the last week? BP has been a strong part of our game, realistically…I guess this also will pass. I think it is time for a sit down with some of these guys. Get with the program or get out, let someone that wants to win play…or something like that, damm! 27/08????