Game 119: Win or else

Hank speaks
Hughes progresses, Pavano not so much

While Hank is seemingly writing off the season, we’re trying to stay optimistic. We know the Yankees need to go on a tear, and each loss decreases the likelihood of them doing so. Was last night rock bottom? It didn’t feel like it, not to me at least. Maybe it did in the locker room. Maybe the only place this team can go is up.

If so, they’ve got the guy on the mound to do it. Moose looks for his 16th victory tonight, against a team he dominated on July 23. It was, in fact, probably his best performance of the year, and that’s saying something, considering how well he has pitched.

There’s not much left to say. Melky’s out of the lineup. He has three hits in 25 plate appearances this month, and they all came on Saturday against the Angels.

Your lineup:

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

And on the mound, number thirty-five, Mike Mussina.

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Hank speaks
Hughes progresses, Pavano not so much
  • Ivan

    So far so good for Phil Hughes.

    • Chris

      Did Gardner get thrown out trying to tag and go to second on a flyball?

      • Ivan

        Yeah.

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

    Well, calling this a “must-win” is obvious on the levels of Michael Kay, but the Red Sox lead the Rangers 5-0 in the first inning.

    • TheLastClown

      Go Rangers?

    • Ivan

      Ortiz with a two 3run homer in the first inning.

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

        Followed by seven more runs to make it a 10-0 Beantown lead.

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

        Oh shit, I thought the “two” was a typo by you, LoL.

  • TheLastClown

    Ok….there was a 5 game win streak predicted yesterday, to commence today. Hank is a reactionary and I’m not willing to write off the season yet, because the games aren’t any fun for me to watch when I’ve written the season off.

    Moose 16!

  • Scott of 3 Kids Tickets

    Tigers put disgruntled Sheffield on waivers – do we want the cancer back?

    -Scott

    • TheLastClown

      When you claim someone off Waivers….do you have to acquire the whole length of their contract? If so, what is Sheff’s? If it’s just for the stretch…I dunno….maybe you get him, but Matsui will be coming back soon, and he’ll probably hit well

      It’d jam up DH, but I’d say do it. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone else got hurt before its all said and done

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

      Ugh, why would you want him back, have you seen him at all the last two years? He’s a shell of his former self.

      Also, he’s owed $14M next year. Pass. The last thing this team needs is another over-the-hill slugger with a fat contract.

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

    Nice job, Johan Santana. Give up a two run lead in the first inning to the worst talented team in the Major Leagues.

    • Ivan

      2IP, 1H, 0BB, 0R, 2K’s. 2-3 GB-FB Ratio.

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

    Phil Hughes just struckout his second batter, this one via his Changeup.

    • Ivan

      You sure? Cuz the Sox radio anouncer said curveball.

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

        Yanks’ announcer said Changeup. This is why I hate not having MiLB.TV to watch for tonight’s game.

  • Henry Chinaski

    Anyone who is listening to the Scranton Game, any word from announcers as to how hard he is throwing, location, breaking stuff, etc?

    • Steve

      This from LoHud

      “UPDATE, 7:24 p.m.: Phil Hughes is underway for Scranton. 1-2-3 first inning, 12 pitches. He’s throwing 103 with a 99-mph slider and now has a knuckleball.”

      . . . . .

      • Stryker

        yeah – i DEFINITELY got played the fool for believing what PeteAbe had to say about hughes’ stuff.

  • greg

    definitely a must win tonight. A loss and I am getting ready for football.

    • Ivan

      Well Im pretty excited for Eagles Football. I really feel this team is gonna be very good this upcomming season.

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

        Eagles Football

        We will be enemies in a matter of weeks (Giants fan).

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

          J! E! T! S! Jets Jets Jets!

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

            I’ll check up on you when Mr. Favre throws away the game with a reckless INT in the fourth quarter…for the 257482634957636 time. :P

            • Ivan

              Brett Farve is the Nolan Ryan of Football.

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

              You should know what that’s like, Eli Manning is your QB after all.

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

                Are you refering to Super Bowl Extra Large 2 MVP Eli Manning?

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

                  I am. Even a blind mouse finds the cheese once in a while.

                  ;)

                • Ivan

                  Yea but in 4 years he did what he was expected to do.

              • Ivan

                It has been what dozen years since Farve won a SB ring?

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

                  Eh, I don’t care. He and Jerry Rice are my two all-time favorite NFL players. Michael Vick was number three, but alas…

                • Ivan

                  I’ll take Elway over Farve anyday.

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

                  Heh, my first Super Bowl memory is of that helicopter tackle.

          • cult of basebaal

            i hate ALL the ‘ETS … mets, nets AND jets.

        • Ivan

          I never really hate the Giants or any football team with the exceptions of the CowBoys and Patriots.

          • barry

            It’s not so much the team with me I just hate Eagles and Jets fans. Most of my buddies are Cowboys fans and they don’t really fuckin piss me off like Jets and Eagles fans do.

      • Dave P.

        Eagles, Scmeagles……Go Giants!!!!!

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

    Pavano gave up a triple to Matt Wieters. Hard to blame him for that.

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

    Thats it Texas, chip away.

  • E-ROC

    Hey, a real lineup. :)

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

    Phil Hughes seems to have a lot of confidence in his Chaneup now. Just threw one in a 2-1 count that resulted in a ground-rule double.

    • Ivan

      Guess the organization told him to throw a daily dose of it.

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

        With a Two-Seamer, Cutter, and Changeup, that gives Hughes three pitches that all are delivered on the same plane and breaks in three different ways.

        • A.D.

          toss in the curve as the cherry on top, and its an improved Phil Hughes

          • Steve

            The curve won’t have as much bite, but will be more deceptive. If you saw the graphs on the recent Hardball Times piece, the curve was very easy to pick up right out of Hughes’ hand. He has a ridiculously consistent release point and it actually works against him at times, making it easier for hitters pick up certain pitches. The slider will work better and a well thrown changeup could be devastating for him if he maintains his arm action.

            His over the top curve had crazy depth and bite, but it was just too easy to pick up. Hitters sat fastball and killed him.

            • steve

              he isn’t throwing the slider anymore. going with a cutter now

              ps: i was the original steve !!! :)

    • Steve

      Between the 3/4 delivery, increased velocity, cutter and change up I think we are going to see a completely different pitcher this time around.

      At least I hope so. He’s one of our last hopes for this season.

      • Ivan

        I hope so too.

  • Ivan

    Hughes struck a batter out with 94MPH FB.

    • Steve

      The stadium announcer said it was 101 MPH.

      • A.D.

        i doubt that it was that hard

        • Steve

          It wasn’t.

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

        The stadium announcer’s on crack.

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

    Hey, anybody watching that HBO mini-series, “Generation: Kill”? I love it, I can’t wait to play the new SOCOM game just so I can say “We are Oscar-Mike”. :D

    • TheLastClown

      A buddy of mine is in that. I haven’t seen it though. They shot the whole thing in Africa

    • E-ROC

      That series is tight.

  • A.D.

    Well if this game goes south agian, big night of the Olympics on tap

  • A.D.

    At least I dont have Feldman on my fantasy team

  • Ivan

    Hey guys who would you rather have:

    Elise Neal or Stacy Dash?

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

      No idea who Elise Neal is, but after that KING magazine cover, I will never choose anybody over Stacey Dash…unless it’s Alicia Keys or Scarlett Johanson.

      • Ivan

        Elise Neal is the chick from the Show the Hughleys. She’s bangin though.

        Nevertheless, Stacy Dash is just sexy. I take her. She looks better as she got older.

      • Ivan

        And I love Alicia Keys, she got that wifey, yet sexy freaky look about her.

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

          Exactly. She’s married to her manager though.

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

    Good thing Johnny got that rest last night. Unbelievable.

  • A.D.

    Damon has outscored yesterdays yankees

  • Ron

    So was that Johnny’s “Fuck you” to Girardi?

  • bklynJT

    Damon just said “Eat that Girardi! If you bench me again, you lose all credibility”

  • TheLastClown

    Alright….love it Johnny! No more bench for you

  • bklynJT

    Jeter just showed everyone his Melky Cabrera imitation.

  • Henry Chinaski

    another great AB from the captain– swung at ball 4 twice

  • cult of basebaal

    abreu totally continuing his push towards type A free agent status. Go, Lemmiwinks, GO!!!

    • cult of basebaal

      and arod totally continuing his push to take the heat off the 2008 yankees by sucking so hard down the stretch that everyone blames him instead of the rest of the team … sheesh.

  • A.D.

    aweful

  • Yankee1010

    This team runs into so many damn outs.

  • bklynJT

    My name is AROD. I like ladies with thicker legs than mine, choking in the playoffs, and striking out.

  • Ivan

    Should baseball improve the GB-FB stat?

    I mean a Pop ball is really a fly ball.

    Should it just be GB-FB-PB.

    • A.D.

      or infield outfield

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

      Wait, a pop-out is not considered an air-out?

      • Ivan

        no.

  • Ivan

    Hughes strikes out another batter with the Change Up.

  • Jake H

    4k’s for hughes

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

    Hava Molina!

    • Guiseppe Franco

      I have a question for you.

      Right now, if you had to guess – what kind of compensation could the Yanks get for letting some of their FAs go like Abreu, Moose, Giambi, etc, etc.

      Just curious.

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

        Abreu and Moose will be Type-A’s. Giambi is on the fence between A & B, depends on how he finishes.

        • Guiseppe Franco

          Thanks.

          The Yanks might be loaded with draft picks next season. I know he’s been great this season, but I’d let Moose walk.

          Both Abreu and Giambi absolutely have to go as well.

          • Steve

            Giambi yes,

            Abreu . . . . I don’t know. He’s currently the RBI leader on thus putrid team. I don’t think we can afford to lose him.

            If Abreu does leave, he’s a type A as well. But if you sign CC and Tex, then you’re giving up two Type A picks.

            • cult of basebaal

              nope. you cannot lose compensation picks you receive in compensation. the yankees would lose a 1st round, then a 2nd, then a 3rd … but they would gain 1st round and Supplemental round picks for any type A free agent that *they* lost (depending on circumstances) and would not lose them, no matter how many other free agents they signed.

              that’s one of the arguments FOR letting abreu, giambi, pudge, and 1 of moose or pettite walk and signing tex and CC … you get the players AND more 1st and supplemental round picks to boot*

              *though everything depends on FA ratings and who signed the yankees’ free agents.

            • Guiseppe Franco

              I wouldn’t sign Teixeira and I don’t think the Yanks will either.

              Sabathia is a different story.

      • Ed

        You have to offer arbitration to the player to get draft picks.

        Giambi doesn’t get offered arbitration unless some team is silly enough to sign him before the deadline for the Yankees to offer it.

        You can only get a 20% paycut through arbitration, so combine that with the $5 million buyout and Giambi would be making about what he would make if the Yankees picked up his option. I can’t see the Yankees risking having to pay Giambi over $20 million next year. Giambi likes being a Yankee, and I can’t seem him getting more than that from another team, so he’d almost certainly accept arbitration.

        • Steve

          Yep. But if Giambi can get a multi year offer elsewhere, he might decline the arbitration. Or there’s an agreement in the original contract with the Yanks where they offer it and he declines.

          The Yankees RARELY have a problem with this arbitration stuff. They pay top dollar for their free agents so this book keeping stuff should be taken care of when they sign the deals.

  • A.D.

    Molina is the eraser

  • pat

    jose molina cares not about your base stealing attempts

  • TheLastClown

    I like how that flexibility on the outside corner to lefties bodes for Moose tonight….if it’s consistent

  • TheLastClown

    And MOLINA!!!!

  • pat

    i think by “edge” what they really mean is derek jeter has an increased propensity to ground into a double play

  • Nady Nation

    Is it me or do I sense a new stache being grown in by the Giambino?

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

    You laugh when you play MLB 08: The Show in franchise mode and the AI rests a player but does not alter the lineup to account for the weaker hitter. For example, Coco Crisp replaces Manny Ramirez to give Manny a day off but the AI still leaves Crisp in the cleanup spot. It’s just sad when a Major League manager does the same (Ron Gardenhire leaving Mike Redmond in the #3 spot with his .623-OPS).

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

      How’s Madden?

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

        Didn’t get it yet, have to do a whole lot of reading for the student film thing, don’t want to tempt myself by picking up Madden.

      • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        insanely good

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

          Favre in it?

          • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

            nope, and i, as a jets fan, am angry for that

    • pat

      AI in these recent baseball games is absolutely HORRIBLE. I bought MLb 2k8 and while playing a dynasty as the yankees the mets proposed a trade of Ross Ohlendorf and Mike Mussina for Jose Reyes. Needless to say mr reyes was acquired

  • A.D.

    come on X

  • A.D.

    must be cool having a 1B that can throw

  • Nady Nation

    Jamal, just caught up with all the posts thus far and caught your link to Eli’s Unstoppable watch ad. I bet one of my good friends, who is a huge Jet fan and Eli Hater, at the beginning of the playoffs that if we won the SB, he’d have to go around the city one night when we’re out in my Eli jersey wearing a sign paying homage to the G-Men. Needless to say, the sign that I created for him to wear consisted of that watch ad with UNSTOPPABLE in huge letters. There is only one Eli Manning

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

      This forum that I frequent continuously made fun of the ad (deservedly so, don’t know what dumb ass that it would be a great idea to use Eli fucking Manning in anything called “Unstoppable”), but now it’s kind of a running joke for all the Giants fans and Eli haters.

      • Nady Nation

        It is great – the best part is that it’s an Ad for a watch.

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

    Oh, Dontrelle Willis was promoted to Triple-A after posting a 4.50-ERA, 1.64-K/BB, and an 1.46-WHIP in the Florida State League.

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

    Minnesota Twins, the 2007 Seattle Mariners?

  • Nady Nation

    Damn, I wish we hit like that with RISP. Productive outs are nice

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Productive non-outs are better, but I’ll take anything productive I can get from these Yankees, myself.

  • Henry Chinaski

    wow, situational hitting, haven’t seen the yankees do that since…?

    • A.D.

      2000

  • Jake H

    Damn. Misplay by damon and a bloop double.

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

    Sac flies are the bastard RBI’s.

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

      RBI’s aren’t exactly upper-class themselves.

  • bklynJT

    The Twins just scored two runs on outs…. I hate the Yankees

  • Yankee1010

    Productive outs. Interesting. What are those?

  • Jake H

    again situational hitting

  • TurnTwo

    i know Carlos Gomez is fast, but the way he runs, it looks like his legs or feet are in constant pain.

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

    Carl Pavano’s line:

    4.1-IP, 7-H, 5-R, 5-ER, 0-BB, 3-K, 2-HR

    • Nady Nation

      Yuck

    • A.D.

      ouch

      Z-Mac is cruising

    • TurnTwo

      thats almost like when i saw him rehab thru Trenton, i think it was in 2004.

      he got shelled in the first inning, and got boo’d walking off the mound afterwards. ha!

  • Ivan

    lets go moose.

  • Greg G

    I’m following on Gameday. Is Mussina’s stuff really off tonight? I can’t see the action, but it looks like his fastball is even slower than usual and he’s getting hit. Is he terrible/getting hit hard or are hits just dropping in?

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

      He’s not very crisp, but he’s not getting spanked around.

  • Greg G

    Also/In other words, are the outfielders missing plays?

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

      Nah, not really. Couple bloops, can’t do much about it. He’s not getting hit very hard.

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

    Jesus Montero (2-for-3, 2B, RBI already tonight), top 50 in Baseball America’s rankings at the start of 2009?

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

      30-40 range.

      • TurnTwo

        so to make a guess on who could be in the top 100…

        Jackson, obviously. Montero… ZMac?

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

          Jackson, Montero, Melancon. Z-Mac’s got an outside shot, Cole too if/when he signs.

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

    I told you guys Charlie Zink sucks…

    • Nady Nation

      The Rangers just had a man on second who didn’t score on a double, and a man on second who didn’t advance to third on a single to left field. Odd

  • E-ROC

    It would be nice if the Rangers make a comeback against Boston.

    • TurnTwo

      it only means something if the Yankees can figure out how to win again.

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

    Phil Hughes is really dealing that Changeup tonight, got a fly-out on it in a 3-2 count.

    • Ivan

      He’s in a little trouble in the 6 inning.

  • A.D.

    can our offense wake the fuck up

  • http://riveravenuewatch.blogpot.com Mike NYY

    Why is the site so slow lately?

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

      Is it slow? I haven’t had an issues.

      Has anyone else had a problem?

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

    12-10 Boston after Ian Kinsler’s three run jack.

    • Ivan

      good.

  • Nady Nation

    Ian Kinsler 3 run jack, 12-10 Sawx. Wow, can we score some runs please?

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

      My fantasy team is lovin’ Chris Davis’ night.

      • A.D.

        he should go into the fantasy hof with the season he’s put up as a wavier wire guy

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

          It would be nice if they moved him up from 8th in the lineup. I’m not asking for much, 6th will do.

      • Mike W.

        I have Kinsler and Davis on the same team in one of my leauges. Nice night in what I am assuming will be another not-so-nice night in Yankee land (I have resigned myself to the fact that the ’08 Yankees may never win another game).

  • Chris

    Texas is making a come-back!

  • A.D.

    Hughes pitch count got up quick

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

    Phil Hughes is done after giving up a one out double followed by an one out walk. Mark Melancon is relieving him (talk about a crystal ball, eh?).

  • Charles

    Hughes out. Melancon in. We’ll soon see that happen in the Bronx.

    • Ivan

      oh yeah.

  • Ivan

    Wow indians went from 1st to last.

  • Nady Nation

    Texas gives runs right back, 14-10 Sawx. We need to win this game

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

    Oh wow, one of the PTBNL in the Dunn deal is TEH AWESOMEST PITCHA EVA!!11!!1 Micah Owings.

    • Mike W.

      ZOMG! Micah Owings. We coulda had him batting cleanup if WE HAD JUST TRADED for him instead of Ohlie…

      • Steve H

        We tried

    • A.D.

      His stock really fell

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      that was obvious

  • Ivan

    Hit a Homer Giambi.

  • D.B.

    Mike I have a question,

    can picks that were received from free agent compensation (type A), be taken away because of a signing. Such as the Yankees signing both CC and Tex, lose their current first round pick and one they receive from compensation?

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

      No. Picks you receive as comp are yours no matter what. You can only lose the picks that are truly yours.

      • D.B.

        ok good, thanks Mike

      • Charles

        So what happens if we let two type A free agents go? What picks do we lose?

        • Charles

          Oops, I mean if we sign.

  • Nady Nation

    Meachem are you fucking kidding me!

    • Davi

      maybe meachum thought bobby would have to slide to be safe. he is scared of hard objects.

  • pat

    god meachem fucking sucks

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

    Good thing Jason Giambi had that day off.

    Meachem is brutal.

  • bklynJT

    How many more mistakes does it take before they get rid of Meachem….

  • A.D.

    Mecham is not a good 3rd base coach

  • bklynJT

    I would bet my house that the Yankees don’t score here.

  • Ivan

    The one time he should be aggressive, Meachan wasn’t.

  • bklynJT

    muahaha..

  • Samsonov KGB

    X-FUCKING-MAN!

  • pat

    X GONNA GIVE IT TO YOU

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

    X(BH) at it again. That was UUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!

  • Nady Nation

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • A.D.

    X(BH) cleaning up for Meacham

  • bklynJT

    my relentless pessimism has paid off.

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

      Heh.

  • Ivan

    X-Man in the motha fuckin house.

  • TheLastClown

    OH YES

  • Charles

    X! Man,he’s good.

  • Davi

    X(BH) !

    i might name my first child Xavier.

  • pat

    kay is not happy with that scoring decision

  • Nady Nation

    Wow, how does Nady only get 1 RBI on that! That is ridiculous

  • A.D.

    they called that an error on Punto?

    • pat

      yea even though the throw was right on the money

  • Grgoyldef2

    Robinson Cano….two at bats, three pitches.

  • Ivan

    14-11 Now Top 6th in Fenway.

    • Steve H

      At least Byrd is killing the Sox too. 4 hits thru 6 innigs.

    • Steve H

      14-13

  • Mike Pop

    what do you guys think our record needs to be for the rest of the way to make the playoffs

    • pat

      46-0

    • Nady Nation

      Texas ties it, 14 apiece

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

      What a reatrd.

      (yes, that was intentional)

  • Ivan

    Wow what a dis to Everett.

  • Mike Pop

    come on moose man

  • A.D.

    god damn adam everett

  • Ivan

    And Everett Gets a lucky hit.

  • Mike Pop

    so all of you have given up on the team ?

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

      Never!

    • pat

      wow gomez covers alot of ground

  • Ivan

    Man Boston bullpen sucks.

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

    If this offense can stay consistent, I really think the Yankees can overcome their starting pitching depth more so than the red Sox can overcome their bullpen woes.

  • Steve H

    They always talk about galvanizing wins that signify a season, if the Sox lose tonight after a 10 run 1st, this may send them into a tailspin. And it’s tied up, 1st and 3rd for Texas with only one out in the 6th!

  • A.D.

    Imagine if the twins had Garza and Liriano at the top of that rotation

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

      Liriano’s in their rotation. Thankfully the Yanks miss him this series.

      • A.D.

        yeah, i meant Garza with Liriano

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

    So has anyone played Madden yet? How’s the Franchise mode? I didn’t get the game last year, and I remember the Franchise mode in 07 sucked. Did it get better at all?

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      yeah, franchise is better and more interactive. the gameplay is good, but from just looking at it you don’t know if the ball was dropped or caught, and the grass is kinda…blue. it’s definitely harder than 07

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

        Do they still have those stupid workout things?

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          gone, thankfully

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

        Oh, and is Favre in the game?

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          unfortunately for us jets fans, no.

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

            Boooo. I’m sure they’ll have him in an online update soon enough.

            I’m going to try out NHL 09 once the demo comes out. Either that or Madden will be my game for the winter depending on how the demo goes.

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

              They already do, heard they are supposed to release an update on opening day, which is obviously today.

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

                I’m pissed off at The Show. Lost 7 in a row, the last THREE via walk-offs. Went from 2 up in the division to 4 back just like that.

  • Nady Nation

    14 up in Boston

    • Nady Nation

      Texas takes the lead 15-14. Absolutely insane

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

    Wow the Sox suck.

  • Mike Pop

    ya know what sucks is so much is going wrong with our oppenents but we are playing like horse shit.. my god man for the sox they struggling at least be4 tonight with their lineup and their pitching hasnt been great// buchholz and wake// than the rays now lose crawford and longoria … god if we were only like 3 games out wed be in great shape

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

    Texas leads 15-14.

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

    Haha. That security guard took the body check like a champ.

  • Ivan

    15-14 Texas in Fenway.

  • Mike Pop

    i just wish we took better advantage of the bones that the rays and sox have thrown us lately.. with all the injuries and inconsistrent play

  • Ivan

    Well the good news is that Texas O is killing the Sox awful pen.

    The bad news is that Texas has no pitching.

  • Mike Pop

    5 out of the WC we still got a shot

  • pat

    i went to a batting cage today and made solid contact with exactly 1 out of 70 pitches on the 90 mph machine haha

    • Steve H

      Is that you Melky?

      • pat

        HAHAHA i wasnt expecting that… mad funny

    • Mike Pop

      i hit 85 nicely today like 15 times in 20 pitches

      • pat

        nice, i was the man in the 60 mph cage goin like 30 for 35 then was quickly immasculated by the big boy machine

        • Mike Pop

          lol i love the batting cages but the one by me is so damn expensive.. shit cousts 10 bucks for 4 tokens/// 1 token equals 20 pitches

    • Davi

      thats about how the yankees are hitting with RISP. Girardi should call you, you’d fit right in! Heck, you’re better than Cabrera, you play center?

  • Mike Pop

    bomb right here

  • Charles

    My what an at-bat for Molina. Is the Twins bullpen good?

  • Ivan

    Capt. O Capt.

  • Mike Pop

    yaa boii

  • Charles

    At last Mr. Derek Jeter, at last.

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

    Get Jeter the fuck out.

  • A.D.

    looks like Jeter dhing tomorrow

  • Ivan

    Iight A-Rod and hit a 3 Run Homer.

  • Charles

    Yey Boof is in! Time to score more!

  • Mike Pop

    who should i take number 1 in fantasy football

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

      L.T.

      People are going to put eight men in that box against Minnesota with Tavaris Jackson at QB.

      • Nady Nation

        Shouldn’t even be a debate. And honestly, I don’t think AP is the easy 2 pick either. If you’re in a PPR league, Brian Westbrook is a beast (as much as I hate the Eagles)

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

          Reggie Brown is a developing WR, I don’t like Westbrook as a Top 10-pick in a West Coast offense.

          • Nady Nation

            In a points per reception league? Westbrook had 90 catches last year in addition to his 1200 rush yards! He’s insane

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

              Sorry, don’t know what I was thinking when I said top 10. More like Top 3.

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

      LT. Who else?

    • pat

      Lt or westbrook

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

        No, you never draft a RB in a West Coast offense.

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

          As a number one pick I mean.

          • pat

            westbrook was the 2nd highest scoring running back in my league last year, hes basically mcnabb’s # 1 receiver and RB

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

              True, I just thing Andy Reid is going to want to move the offense more towards Reggie Brown this season. Don’t get me wrong, Brian Westbrook is still a top-tier fantasy RB, just not worthy of a first, second, or third overall pick.

              • Nady Nation

                Interesting. Who would you take with the 3rd then? I have both of my drafts this weekend and I have hardcore football fever right now

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

                  I like Joseph Addai. With the declining health of Marvin Harrison, I really think he is going to have a monster season this year.

                • pat

                  andre johnson is gonna have a monster year. he missed like half to 3/4 the season last year but was unstoppable when he played

                • pat

                  also depends on ur scoring system, but addai is a very solid 3rd pick as well

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

      Teddy Bruschi. He’s got grit and heart.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      wayne hunter. he’s the happiest man in football!

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

    I tried to post a link to a Yahoo! Sports article that detailed the Spanish Olympic Basketball team posing in a very, very ridiculous picture. Get this, the fuckers put their fingers on the outside corners of their eyes and pulled them back to make them appear slanted. Yes, that is correct, they did this in fucking Beijing!

    Google it, I think the post got caught in moderation.

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

    Texas leads 16-14.

  • Ivan

    Good Job Byrd.

    Boston BP sucks.

  • Charles

    Sigh,oh well Arod. Get em next time.

  • Mike Pop

    cmon babay we need this

  • Ivan

    Come on Moose.

  • pat

    would have loved to see cano throw him out at 3rd

  • Ivan

    Big Spots here Moose.

  • Mike Pop

    they put 8 in the box las yea

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

    LoL, Mike, guess I’m your bad luck. I was down 3-0 in Toronto in the 9th inning with Shaun Marcum pitching a gem. I ended up getting three in the ninth (B. J. Ryan sucks, by the way) and a Frank Thomas Home Run in the tenth to win it 4-3. It improved my record to 2-7. :D

    BTW, Carlos Gonzalez is fucking good in that game, one of those players that you just seem to do real well with even though his ratings are not at all spectacular.

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

      That’s Scott Hairston for me. I’ve developed a rather sick system to use him in: I start him on the bench, then I pinch hit him in a big spot in the 4th or 5th inning, then keep him in the game so he still gets 3 or so ABs. I’m guaranteed to get him up to the plate in the big spot, he still gets a bunch of ABs, and he stays fresh (his durability sucks, so he has to sit after starting 2 straight games).

      • Davi

        you guys talking about the show?

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

          Yep.

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

          Yessir.

          • Davi

            one of my favorite games. i just got madden today though so the show is going on the backburner for abit.

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

              Yeah, I know what you mean. Can’t wait for SOCOM though, a lot of things are going to be put on the back-burner for that baby.

              • Davi

                I know. sept 16. a little more than a month. psyched for socom.

  • Ivan

    Yes Moose.

  • Mike Pop

    we better hit this fatass

  • Ivan

    Bases Loaded Top 7th in

    • Ivan

      Fenway.

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

    Marlon Byrd has close to a 1.500 OPS this month. Starting to fulfill that potential …

    • Charles

      That is sick.

  • Mike Pop

    christ

  • Ivan

    Come on Betemit.

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

    Hey Mike, you think there’s enough interest on the site to start a Fantasy Football League?

    • Nady Nation

      Hell yes, I’m so down

    • pat

      dude im so In

      • Davi

        me 2

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

      Sure. I’m down.

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

        I’ll set it up later this week to get an official headcount. Figure next weekend for the draft (not this one upcoming)?

        • pat

          WORD

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

          Cool with me.

        • Mike W.

          I’m in if you haven’t been flooded with responses yet…

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      count me in

  • Ivan

    Betemit is a terrible situational hitter.

  • Mike Pop

    o man lol this is bad

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    way to NOT GET THAT RUN IN

  • Charles

    Crap. Ugh.

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

    Law of averages say that the Yankees are going to be the most grittiest, guttiest, clutch, and scrappiest team in the Major Leagues next year.

    • Steve H

      I hear Eckstein’s a FA…….

      • Davi

        i hated him when he was on the angels. he and pedroia must be related somehow, they’re both tiny elves.

  • Ivan

    Gee Cano why you didn’t do that in LA.

  • Davi

    phelps is swimming momentarily. if only the yanks were half as clutch as him.

  • A.D.

    nice, the Yanks are too talented to score runs

    • Ivan

      That one is just retarted.

  • Ivan

    Shut the fuck Up Kay.

  • Mike Pop

    5th pick in fantays ????

    • A.D.

      whos is available

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

    Michael Phelps does it again, Olympic Gold Medal NUMBER TEN!!!!

    • Davi

      he’s a fucking machine.

  • A.D.

    Phelps: Gold, WR, thats how he rolls

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

      Greatest. Olympian. Ever.

      • A.D.

        5 events to go, along with the potential he returns for the London ’12 olmypics

    • Ivan

      The dude is just phenomenal.

      Anybody interested in the USA basketball team.

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

        Yeah, you have their schedule? How many games have I missed?

        • Mike W.

          You have missed 2 games so far. But the tougher part of the preliminary round schedule is the next two games.

        • Ivan

          Well they have played two games, next game is against Greece on Thurs.

        • pat

          FUCk boston tied it

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

    Jacoby Ellsbury missed tonight’s game with a bruised tailbone.

    [Insert gay joke here]

    • Nady Nation

      Kevin Youkilis (strained pelvic bone) questionable for tomorrow’s game.

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

        Jason Varitek has a donut on every coach, chair, and bench in his house.

      • Davi

        i think ellsbury is too old for youkilis.

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

          Haha. That’s just wrong dude. Hysterical, but wrong.

      • D.B.

        Dustin Pedroia out with anal fissure. Out four to five games.

    • Davi

      rookie initiation? I vote papelbon. (wasnt there a pic floating around of papelbon grabbing someone elses junk at last years asg? i think it was manny’s?)

  • pat

    geez another final in less than an hour

  • Charles

    Rally time!

  • Mike Pop

    cmon abbay here we go les do it

  • Steve H

    16-15, like to see the Rangers tack on a few more before the 9th.

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

    Did you guys know that Phelps has to eat between 8,000 to 10,000-calories a day? Jesus Montero!

    • Samsonov KGB

      ESPN the magazine?

    • A.D.

      yeah they interviewed all the food places he went to at Ann Arbor, they all loved him

  • Ivan

    Hit a Homer A-Rod.

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

    Heh, only A-Rod.

  • A.D.

    bad luck

  • Charles

    Oh my goodness.

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

    I admit, the “Fuck Joe Torre” comment by myself was a bit too strong, but seriously, this is borderline criminal now.

    Per PeteAbe:

    UPDATE, 10:15 p.m.: Scott Proctor has a sore elbow that will need surgery and he may not pitch again this season. They should still try and trade Wilson Betemit back for him.

    • A.D.

      Poor Scott

    • Ivan

      Proctor should sue Torre.

  • Greg G

    Alright, whose turn is it to blow the lead tonight?..wait, hmm, surprised Moose is still in.

  • Ivan

    Come on Texas.

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

    Mike Lowell left the game with an injured back. I guess Boss Jr. put a hex on those Beantown bums.

    • Davi

      maybe the injury bug has left the yanks and gone to tbay and boston.

  • Nady Nation

    Goddam Pedroia

  • Steve H

    Shit. 16 all in Boston

  • pat

    i love christian off the bench

  • Samsonov KGB

    giambi just did the shoulder wiggle again on his way to the dugout lmao

  • Ivan

    Fuck You Francisco Fuck you.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    what the hell is up at fenway?

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

    Stupid pedophile.

    • Ivan

      He’s having a career year.

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

        I know, diagnosed with ten STD’s in one year? Astronomical.

        • Davi

          LMFAO!

  • Ivan

    Fuckin Texas pitching Sucks Balls.

  • A.D.

    see if betemit can get revenge

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

    Betemit bails ‘em out.

  • A.D.

    tacking on runs??? what is this

  • pat

    jesus

  • A.D.

    classic

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

    Holy crap moly. Scranton took a 4 run lead in the top of the 10th, and they’re about to blow it. They must have Mike Timlin and Manny Delcarmen in their pen.

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

      They blew it. Yikes.

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

    Marlon Byrd is 6-for-6 tonight. Texas has the tying run on-deck.

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

      Sorry, no hit for Byrd, reached on an Error. He’s only 5-for-6.

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

      You know Francona is ecstatic about using Papelbon in a game his team led 10-0 after the 1st.

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

    Let’s see if Girardi tries to squeeze another 41 pitches out of Marte.

  • Davi

    error on youkilis. byrd on 2nd one out. texas is still alive.

  • Mike Pop

    plz god plz

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

    Game not over in Beantown.

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

    It’s down to former Yankee draft pick, Chris Davis.

    • Davi

      fuck

  • Ivan

    Chris Davis hit a Homer.

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

    One time great Trenton Thunder cleanup hitter Randy Ruiz steps to the plate…

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

    Texas falls 19-17, but this proves my point, Boston is not as good as the mass media desperately tries to portray them to be.

    • Ivan

      To be fair their SP Zink sucks. But their BP sucks ass.

  • Ivan

    Bring in God.

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

    $10 Say that the story on BBTN will be about the gritty, gutty Red Sox surviving this game but not about its horrid bullpen behind Jonathan Papelbon.

  • Old Ranger

    Mo in for 5 outs, wow. 27/09?

  • Greg G

    It’s a save situation right? Put Mo in.

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

    That Mariano that the Hammer of God is in.

  • pat

    un FUCKING believable

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

    Outstanding. Never fucking easy.

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

    This is one strange night.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    what.the.FUCK???

  • Ivan

    Did that just happen.

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

    Delmon Young is an atheist.

    • Davi

      he’s from the 5th circle of hell

    • Davi

      this is going to come down to arod

  • Old Ranger

    Mo, damm it. You did it again. 27/09?

    • Nady Nation

      Oh yea, the best reliever ever did it again. Intelligent comment by you

      • Old Ranger

        If you don’t know what you are talking about…don’t.
        How many games has he lost for the Yanks this year, not only in save situations? Poor Moose. 27/09?

        • Nady Nation

          Yea, he really sucks. I wish Billy Wagner was our closer, don’t you? It’s nice that you’ve already given up this season. True fan you are

          • Old Ranger

            Young fella I’ve been a Yankee fan before you were born. Through all the good and bad years. If I decide to criticise a player I’ll do it. That doesn’t make me any less of a fan then some kid looking through rose colored glasses. You have never seen some of the other all time great closers. So if you haven’t the history of seeing others, don’t say he is the greatest! He is one of the 4 or 5 greatest closers of all time…granted. 27/09?

            • Nady Nation

              Granted? No one cares that you’re old. If you can’t respect Mariano Rivera, then that does mean you’re less of a fan than the normal Yankee fan.

              • Old Ranger

                Are you stupid or just dense? No one here is dis’sing Mo.
                I said; Mo damm it, you did it again! Did he or did he not, do it again? So, what is wrong with bitching about it? Is he some god, that we can’t say he screwed up? We fans, complain when other guys screw up, why not when he dose. I know some think of him as a god, nothing wrong with that. But he is human just like the rest of us, and last time I looked around I have not seen anyone perfect And don’t try to change the discusion. If all Yankee fans were like you, there would never be any discussions or blogs such as this one. Only if one agrees with your assessment of the situation, dose it count. Sorry, that’s not the way the world works. Enough! 27/09?

                • Nady Nation

                  Old Ranger, my apologies. I didn’t mean to start any beef, I’ve just been frustrated with some fellow fans recently, but it all comes down to me being cranky about their recent play. No hard feelings I hope. Go Yanks

                • Old Ranger

                  Nady Nation, we all seem to be a little frustrated…and when our best pitcher blows a save; well…hell! Forget it, the one I was feeling sorry for was Moose. We won that’s what really counts. Good luck. 27/09?

  • Greg G

    well I guess it’s his turn.

  • A.D.

    nothing comes easy this year

  • pat

    can we start talking about fantasy football again.. anybody have a clever/dirty team name

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

      I’m going to call my team Youkilicious.

  • Ivan

    Shut the fuck up Kay. SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!

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

    No Michael Kay, the mistakes do not add up here. Mariano Rivera in the game with a three run lead should not become a tied game, that’s all there is to it.

    • Ivan

      Thank You.

  • Greg G

    Mo might as well be Benitez to me now.

    • Nady Nation

      You are pathetic

      • Greg G

        Shouldve been easy win 16 there. Period.

    • steve (different one)

      dumbest comment of the season. congrats. that is a pretty tall order.

  • Mike Pop

    im bout to cry

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

    They really need to get back to using Marte strictly as a LOOGY. He’s already thrown more innings this year than he did in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

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

    Didn’t God do this in the Bible? Like didn’t he continually fuck with somebody just to prove their faith in him?

    • Smitt Dog

      I think you’re right. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • Ivan

    Sure Kay, the yanks are gonna quit.

  • Smitt Dog

    Anyone here a Jets fan in the mid 90’s? The year they went 1-15, when their slogan as New York Jets: Find A Way (To Lose).

    This reminds me of that horseshit. Like Theyre playing for a better draft pick. Almost like they’re tanking games. I know they’re not but it has that appearance sometimes.

  • mustang

    This team right now is out of control some how they have to keep their heads in this fucking game.
    Someone needs to come up big.

  • Mike Pop

    this is fucken sickening idc how u put it

  • Ivan

    Gotta have A-Rod up this inning.

  • RustyJohn

    No way in hell Denny Reyes is 250 pounds..they shorted him 30 pounds.

    • Greg G

      I think they have him confused with Danys Baez.

  • Ivan

    Oh well it gets better and better.

  • Mike Pop

    i wanna kill myself

  • mustang

    Another chance for you know who to do you know what.
    LOL

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

    If Mariano is God then A-Rod is Allah, Buddha, or whoever.

    • mustang

      Thou should not believe in false gods.

      So let be written so let be done.

  • Mike Pop

    ridic

  • Ivan

    Great.

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

    Oh A-Rod.

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

    How many fucking hard grounders can A-Rod not get a hit on? Fuck, it’s annoying me now.

  • mustang

    Same old same old and now no Jeter real smart.

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

      Real smart? Come on man, Jeter is obviously hobbling. He is a detriment to the team both defensively and on the base-paths with that injury.

      • mustang

        Are you kidding me Jeter could be on one fucking leg and it wouldn’t be a detriment.
        Keep cheering A-Rod believe me he needs all the help he can get and leave the proven winners alone they always rise to the top.

        • Chris

          So you’d take a one legged Jeter over A-Rod?

          • mustang

            Yes, Sir I would.

        • steve (different one)

          they just showed Jeter grabbing his ankle.

          what does it have to do with A-Rod?

          you’re like a broken record.

          a broken Billy Ray Cyrus record.

          • mustang

            Oh please and your not the guy is 0 for 5 I don’t care if he hit them all to the wall it still 0 for 5.

          • mustang

            By the way the Cyrus family is not doing to bad right now.
            Try getting Hannah Montana ticket you have a better chance at Yankees Vs Red Sox.
            LOL

  • steve (different one)

    how many times can A-Rod scald the ball right at the 3Bman. every single Ab.

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

      Exactly. That’s at least the sixth fucking time this whole road trip. Can one get by, just one? I mean God Damn.

    • mustang

      That’s because you have to hit around the men standing in the infield not at them.
      I read that somewhere.
      LOL

  • A.D.

    the US demolished in the 4x 200

    • pat

      i wonder how much these new speedo suits are contributing to almost every world record being destroyed

  • Mike Pop

    this was a w man christ

  • Manimal

    I just got home. But my dad is so furious he is seriously trying to convince me that Michael Kay has more common sense and that he should be manager than Girardi.

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

      I don’t know what you dad is talking about, even his most loudest critics can’t argue with anything Joe Girardi has done tonight to cost the Yankees a win.

      • steve (different one)

        what did Girardi do tonight?

        • Greg G

          He didn’t do anything to lose. He’s not out there pitching.

      • Manimal

        my dad is the loudest critic.

  • E-ROC

    Is Jeter hurt?

    • pat

      yea fouled a ball off his foot and has been limping since

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

      he will be getting the Tienanmen treatment for sure

    • Davi

      when the guys sleeping, the dude from v from vendetta is going to show up and go ape shit on him with his knives.

  • D.B.

    fuck me side ways yankees

  • Mike Pop

    5 game win streak

  • pat

    “baseball is the one sport you cant really try to hit the homerun” – Michael Kay

    • Ivan

      Gee Kay maybe it’s the only sport that involves HR.

    • Chris

      Because, of course, you can try to hit a home run in football or basketball…

      • Ivan

        in soccer.

  • Flynn

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    What a fucking joke this team is. Mo is even garbage right now.

  • Manimal

    Pudge is hitting .238 with the yankees. Thats gross.

  • pat

    geez late DoF tonite….

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

      It’s coming. Give me a couple minutes.

  • Ivan

    Well lets see if Veras can bounce back.

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

    Feet first slide makes no difference fatty.

  • pat

    u guys hear that story about how delmon young threatened to kill his girlfriend and sent her a picture of a gun via text.

    and that video where he threw his bat at the umpire while playing in the minors…
    talk about a great guy

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

      Did not hear about the first one, you sure that wasn’t Elijah Dukes? I know he had domestic violence issues.

      Either way, that’s fucking deplorable.

      • pat

        oh man u know what you’re right they might both be dukes stories, i get those two crazy motherfuckers confused

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

          You got the second one right, that was definitely Delmon Young.

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

          Delmon threw the bat, Dukes took the pic of the gun.

          • pat

            ahh ok thanks

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            You dead, dawg.

  • Stryker

    who else got played the fool for believing hughes was actually hitting 100+? thanks PeteAbe for adding sarcasm amongst factual information.

    • pat

      hahaha probably not anybody here who follows him closely

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

      That piece o’ crap deleted my comment when I posted the fact that it took seven seasons for Joe Torre, as a manager, to reach the 78-Wins plateau while Joe Girardi reached that same plateau in his inaugural managerial season. It was in response to him making a little snide comment about how Girardi is 141-140 as a manager coming into tonight’s game.

      • pat

        dude ever since that nomaas/ interested reader fiasco I lost all respect I had for him

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

          Ditto.

  • Mike Pop

    im pist man

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

    How the hell does Jose Veras ever know where the ball is going with that delivery?

    • pat

      who knows but hes got a chance to be a very very good releiver

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

    Is it fair to say A-Rod is in a 5-for-31 slump when he is 5-for-his-last-16 with 2-HR, and 2-RBI?

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

      I believe the term is “cherry picking.”

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

        …Or “Hatin’ Ass Bitchez”.

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

          Hah, I like yours better.

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

    Okay, people do have to work in the morning you know. A run or two would be nice.

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

      Although it suck not being 21 yet, I really appreciate these mandatory summer vacations.

  • BigBlueAL

    I just got home and read Mo blew his 1st save and started thinking another sign that this just isnt the Yankees season, but they still are going so winning tonight who knows hopefully with Hughes lookin good and coming back soon this could be a springboard…..Oh my God Im beginnin to sound like an optimistic Yankees fan, whats happening to me!?!?!

  • pat

    AROD KILL

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

    Unclutch.

  • BigBlueAL

    That HR by Arod doesnt count it wasnt clutch enuff…..

  • Manimal

    another unclutch home run.

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

    Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez: “FUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKK YOUUUUUUUU!!!!”

  • mustang

    He just shut me the fuck up.
    Gentlemen you start firing,
    LOL

    • steve (different one)

      it’s all good.

      just pray for the bullpen to hold it.

      biggest hit of the season.

      • mustang

        Here is to hoping he has bigger ones and to your prayers being answer my friend.

        • mustang

          Go play lotto now.
          LOL

  • pat

    watch us score like 4 or 5 runs now and arods HR gets completely overlooked

    • mustang

      So true funny and so true he just can’t win.

  • barry

    That’s a fuckin rare performance from A-Rod.

  • CJ

    Chinese gymnasts are 10 years old.

    I love A-Rod.

  • barry

    Nady is the fuckin Man.

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

      Don’t the Yanks have to let Abreu walk now with Nady in the fold? Between him, Matsui and Damon (not to mention whoever plays CF) in 2009 is there any reason to try and bring Bobby back? Just take the draft picks and run.

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

    If A-Rod hits that Home Run, he’s a “front-runner”.

    • pat

      or the arod haters favorite “stat-padder”

      • barry

        Jeez one homerun and everyone is back on the A-Train.

        • pat

          unlike most I never left

          • barry

            Not even after he batted .071 last year in the playoffs. If he manages less than that this year will you finally jump off the train?

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

              A-Rod hit .267 in the playoffs last year, .820 OPS.

            • pat

              no barry because he hit .314 with like 54 homeruns and 156 rbi to get us to the playoffs. He had a bad 5 games against excellent cleveland pitching like the rest of our lineup

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

    Michael Phelps won his eleventh Olympic Gold Medal.

  • Old Ranger

    A-Rod now Nady HR…unclutch as hell! Not bad! 27/09?

    • pat

      hey ranger u better change that 9 to a 8 bud. the fat lady hasnt sung yet

      • Old Ranger

        You may be right, but I think I will leave it…they won, didn’t they? Can’t change it unless they are out of it…sorry. Come on guys, prove me wrong for this year! 27/09?

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

    An X-Bomb for X-Nady.

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

      Would it be wrong for me to advocate Xavier Nady to do that “X” thing over his crotch a la the Degeneration X members in the WWE?

      • pat

        SUCK IT

      • BigBlueAL

        Didnt Derek Lowe do that to Oakland when he got the last out of the 2003 ALDS vs them and some of the players were offended by that? That was some funny shit when I saw the replay…

  • BigBlueAL

    Hopefully Oakland holds on in the 9th so my boy, or rather my younger brother’s boy, Gio Gonzalez gets his 1st career win.

  • XN22

    Let’s close this out

  • Ivan

    I know Jamal Nut on his self when A-Rod hit that HR. lol.

    • BigBlueAL

      LMFAO!!

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

      LoL, eww.

    • mustang

      That’s not nice funnier then shit, but not nice.

      Jamal stood by his man !!!!!!!

  • pat

    did kay just make a joke about flaherty being a bench player?

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