Game 119: Win or else


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.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Ivan says:

    So far so good for Phil Hughes.

  2. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  3. TheLastClown says:

    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!

  4. Scott of 3 Kids Tickets says:

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


    • TheLastClown says:

      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

    • Mike A. says:

      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.

  5. Jamal G. says:

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

  6. Jamal G. says:

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

  7. Henry Chinaski says:

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

    • Steve says:

      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 says:

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

  8. greg says:

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

  9. Mike A. says:

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

  10. Mike A. says:

    Thats it Texas, chip away.

  11. E-ROC says:

    Hey, a real lineup. :)

  12. Jamal G. says:

    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 says:

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

      • Jamal G. says:

        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. says:

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

          • Steve says:

            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 says:

      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.

  13. Ivan says:

    Hughes struck a batter out with 94MPH FB.

  14. Jamal G. says:

    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

  15. A.D. says:

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

  16. A.D. says:

    At least I dont have Feldman on my fantasy team

  17. Ivan says:

    Hey guys who would you rather have:

    Elise Neal or Stacy Dash?

  18. Mike A. says:

    Good thing Johnny got that rest last night. Unbelievable.

  19. A.D. says:

    Damon has outscored yesterdays yankees

  20. Ron says:

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

  21. bklynJT says:

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

  22. TheLastClown says:

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

  23. bklynJT says:

    Jeter just showed everyone his Melky Cabrera imitation.

  24. Henry Chinaski says:

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

  25. cult of basebaal says:

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

    • cult of basebaal says:

      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.

  26. A.D. says:


  27. Yankee1010 says:

    This team runs into so many damn outs.

  28. bklynJT says:

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

  29. Ivan says:

    Should baseball improve the GB-FB stat?

    I mean a Pop ball is really a fly ball.

    Should it just be GB-FB-PB.

  30. Ivan says:

    Hughes strikes out another batter with the Change Up.

  31. Jake H says:

    4k’s for hughes

    • Guiseppe Franco says:

      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.

      • Mike A. says:

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

        • Guiseppe Franco says:


          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

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

              Sabathia is a different story.

      • Ed says:

        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 says:

          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.

  32. A.D. says:

    Molina is the eraser

  33. pat says:

    jose molina cares not about your base stealing attempts

  34. TheLastClown says:

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

  35. TheLastClown says:

    And MOLINA!!!!

  36. pat says:

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

  37. Nady Nation says:

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

  38. Jamal G. says:

    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).

  39. A.D. says:

    come on X

  40. A.D. says:

    must be cool having a 1B that can throw

  41. Nady Nation says:

    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

    • Jamal G. says:

      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.

  42. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  43. Jamal G. says:

    Minnesota Twins, the 2007 Seattle Mariners?

  44. Nady Nation says:

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

    • The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  45. Henry Chinaski says:

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

  46. Jake H says:

    Damn. Misplay by damon and a bloop double.

  47. Mike A. says:

    Sac flies are the bastard RBI’s.

  48. bklynJT says:

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

  49. Yankee1010 says:

    Productive outs. Interesting. What are those?

  50. Jake H says:

    again situational hitting

  51. TurnTwo says:

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

  52. Jamal G. says:

    Carl Pavano’s line:

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

  53. Ivan says:

    lets go moose.

  54. Greg G says:

    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?

  55. Greg G says:

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

  56. Jamal G. says:

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

  57. Mike A. says:

    I told you guys Charlie Zink sucks…

    • Nady Nation says:

      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

  58. E-ROC says:

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

  59. Jamal G. says:

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

  60. A.D. says:

    can our offense wake the fuck up

  61. Mike NYY says:

    Why is the site so slow lately?

  62. Jamal G. says:

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

  63. Nady Nation says:

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

    • Mike A. says:

      My fantasy team is lovin’ Chris Davis’ night.

      • A.D. says:

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

      • Mike W. says:

        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).

  64. Chris says:

    Texas is making a come-back!

  65. A.D. says:

    Hughes pitch count got up quick

  66. Jamal G. says:

    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?).

  67. Charles says:

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

  68. Ivan says:

    Wow indians went from 1st to last.

  69. Nady Nation says:

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

  70. Mike A. says:

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

  71. Ivan says:

    Hit a Homer Giambi.

  72. D.B. says:

    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?

  73. Nady Nation says:

    Meachem are you fucking kidding me!

  74. pat says:

    god meachem fucking sucks

  75. Mike A. says:

    Good thing Jason Giambi had that day off.

    Meachem is brutal.

  76. bklynJT says:

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

  77. A.D. says:

    Mecham is not a good 3rd base coach

  78. bklynJT says:

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

  79. Ivan says:

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

  80. bklynJT says:


  81. Samsonov KGB says:


  82. pat says:


  83. Mike A. says:

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

  84. Nady Nation says:


  85. A.D. says:

    X(BH) cleaning up for Meacham

  86. bklynJT says:

    my relentless pessimism has paid off.

  87. Ivan says:

    X-Man in the motha fuckin house.

  88. TheLastClown says:

    OH YES

  89. Charles says:

    X! Man,he’s good.

  90. Davi says:

    X(BH) !

    i might name my first child Xavier.

  91. pat says:

    kay is not happy with that scoring decision

  92. Nady Nation says:

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

  93. A.D. says:

    they called that an error on Punto?

  94. Grgoyldef2 says:

    Robinson Cano….two at bats, three pitches.

  95. Ivan says:

    14-11 Now Top 6th in Fenway.

  96. Mike Pop says:

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

  97. Ivan says:

    Wow what a dis to Everett.

  98. Mike Pop says:

    come on moose man

  99. A.D. says:

    god damn adam everett

  100. Ivan says:

    And Everett Gets a lucky hit.

  101. Mike Pop says:

    so all of you have given up on the team ?

  102. Ivan says:

    Man Boston bullpen sucks.

  103. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  104. Steve H says:

    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!

  105. A.D. says:

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

  106. Mike A. says:

    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?

  107. Nady Nation says:

    14 up in Boston

  108. Mike A. says:

    Wow the Sox suck.

  109. Mike Pop says:

    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

  110. Jamal G. says:

    Texas leads 15-14.

  111. Mike A. says:

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

  112. Ivan says:

    15-14 Texas in Fenway.

  113. Mike Pop says:

    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

  114. Ivan says:

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

    The bad news is that Texas has no pitching.

  115. Mike Pop says:

    5 out of the WC we still got a shot

  116. pat says:

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

  117. Mike Pop says:

    bomb right here

  118. Charles says:

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

  119. Ivan says:

    Capt. O Capt.

  120. Mike Pop says:

    yaa boii

  121. Charles says:

    At last Mr. Derek Jeter, at last.

  122. Jamal G. says:

    Get Jeter the fuck out.

  123. A.D. says:

    looks like Jeter dhing tomorrow

  124. Ivan says:

    Iight A-Rod and hit a 3 Run Homer.

  125. Charles says:

    Yey Boof is in! Time to score more!

  126. Mike Pop says:

    who should i take number 1 in fantasy football

  127. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  128. Jamal G. says:

    Texas leads 16-14.

  129. Ivan says:

    Good Job Byrd.

    Boston BP sucks.

  130. Charles says:

    Sigh,oh well Arod. Get em next time.

  131. Mike Pop says:

    cmon babay we need this

  132. Ivan says:

    Come on Moose.

  133. pat says:

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

  134. Ivan says:

    Big Spots here Moose.

  135. Mike Pop says:

    they put 8 in the box las yea

  136. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  137. Ivan says:

    Yes Moose.

  138. Mike Pop says:

    we better hit this fatass

  139. Ivan says:

    Bases Loaded Top 7th in

  140. Mike A. says:

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

  141. Mike Pop says:


  142. Ivan says:

    Come on Betemit.

  143. Jamal G. says:

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

  144. Ivan says:

    Betemit is a terrible situational hitter.

  145. Mike Pop says:

    o man lol this is bad

  146. way to NOT GET THAT RUN IN

  147. Charles says:

    Crap. Ugh.

  148. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  149. Ivan says:

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

  150. Davi says:

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

  151. A.D. says:

    nice, the Yanks are too talented to score runs

  152. Ivan says:

    Shut the fuck Up Kay.

  153. Mike Pop says:

    5th pick in fantays ????

  154. Jamal G. says:

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

  155. A.D. says:

    Phelps: Gold, WR, thats how he rolls

  156. Mike A. says:

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

    [Insert gay joke here]

  157. pat says:

    geez another final in less than an hour

  158. Charles says:

    Rally time!

  159. Mike Pop says:

    cmon abbay here we go les do it

  160. Steve H says:

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

  161. Jamal G. says:

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

  162. Ivan says:

    Hit a Homer A-Rod.

  163. Mike A. says:

    Heh, only A-Rod.

  164. A.D. says:

    bad luck

  165. Charles says:

    Oh my goodness.

  166. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  167. Greg G says:

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

  168. Ivan says:

    Come on Texas.

  169. Jamal G. says:

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

  170. Nady Nation says:

    Goddam Pedroia

  171. Steve H says:

    Shit. 16 all in Boston

  172. pat says:

    i love christian off the bench

  173. Samsonov KGB says:

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

  174. Ivan says:

    Fuck You Francisco Fuck you.

  175. what the hell is up at fenway?

  176. Jamal G. says:

    Stupid pedophile.

  177. Ivan says:

    Fuckin Texas pitching Sucks Balls.

  178. A.D. says:

    see if betemit can get revenge

  179. Mike A. says:

    Betemit bails ‘em out.

  180. A.D. says:

    tacking on runs??? what is this

  181. A.D. says:


  182. Mike A. says:

    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.

  183. Jamal G. says:

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

  184. Mike A. says:

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

  185. Davi says:

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

  186. Mike Pop says:

    plz god plz

  187. Jamal G. says:

    Game not over in Beantown.

  188. Jamal G. says:

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

  189. Ivan says:

    Chris Davis hit a Homer.

  190. Mike A. says:

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

  191. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  192. Ivan says:

    Bring in God.

  193. Jamal G. says:

    $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.

  194. Old Ranger says:

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

  195. Greg G says:

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

  196. Mike A. says:

    That Mariano that the Hammer of God is in.

  197. pat says:

    un FUCKING believable

  198. Mike A. says:

    Outstanding. Never fucking easy.

  199. Jamal G. says:

    This is one strange night.

  200. Ivan says:

    Did that just happen.

  201. Jamal G. says:

    Delmon Young is an atheist.

  202. Old Ranger says:

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

    • Nady Nation says:

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

      • Old Ranger says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

                  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?

  203. Greg G says:

    well I guess it’s his turn.

  204. A.D. says:

    nothing comes easy this year

  205. pat says:

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

  206. Ivan says:

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

  207. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  208. Greg G says:

    Mo might as well be Benitez to me now.

  209. Mike Pop says:

    im bout to cry

  210. Mike A. says:

    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.

  211. Jamal G. says:

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

  212. Ivan says:

    Sure Kay, the yanks are gonna quit.

  213. Smitt Dog says:

    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.

  214. mustang says:

    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.

  215. Mike Pop says:

    this is fucken sickening idc how u put it

  216. Ivan says:

    Gotta have A-Rod up this inning.

  217. RustyJohn says:

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

  218. Ivan says:

    Oh well it gets better and better.

  219. Mike Pop says:

    i wanna kill myself

  220. mustang says:

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

  221. Jamal G. says:

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

  222. Mike Pop says:


  223. Ivan says:


  224. Jamal G. says:

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

  225. mustang says:

    Same old same old and now no Jeter real smart.

    • Jamal G. says:

      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 says:

        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.

  226. steve (different one) says:

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

  227. A.D. says:

    the US demolished in the 4x 200

    • pat says:

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

  228. Mike Pop says:

    this was a w man christ

  229. Manimal says:

    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.

  230. E-ROC says:

    Is Jeter hurt?

  231. D.B. says:

    fuck me side ways yankees

  232. Mike Pop says:

    5 game win streak

  233. pat says:

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

  234. Flynn says:

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

  235. Manimal says:

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

  236. pat says:

    geez late DoF tonite….

  237. Ivan says:

    Well lets see if Veras can bounce back.

  238. Jamal G. says:

    Feet first slide makes no difference fatty.

  239. pat says:

    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

  240. Stryker says:

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

    • pat says:

      hahaha probably not anybody here who follows him closely

    • Jamal G. says:

      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.

  241. Mike Pop says:

    im pist man

  242. Jamal G. says:

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

  243. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  244. Mike A. says:

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

  245. BigBlueAL says:

    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!?!?!

  246. pat says:


  247. BigBlueAL says:

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

  248. Manimal says:

    another unclutch home run.

  249. Jamal G. says:

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

  250. mustang says:

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

  251. pat says:

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

  252. barry says:

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

  253. CJ says:

    Chinese gymnasts are 10 years old.

    I love A-Rod.

  254. barry says:

    Nady is the fuckin Man.

    • 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.

  255. Jamal G. says:

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

  256. Jamal G. says:

    Michael Phelps won his eleventh Olympic Gold Medal.

  257. Old Ranger says:

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

    • pat says:

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

      • Old Ranger says:

        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?

  258. Mike A. says:

    An X-Bomb for X-Nady.

  259. BigBlueAL says:

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

  260. XN22 says:

    Let’s close this out

  261. Ivan says:

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

  262. pat says:

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