Aug
15

Game 121: Down in a hole

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It’s 5:15 as I type this. I’m headed to some place, where I might get a ticket for the game. I’m also four beers deep, so I don’t feel up to commenting on the game, except that we better damn well win, and Gardner damn well better get on base at least once.

If you don’t mind, could you all sing a verse of “Sha na na na” for Melky?

Your lineup:

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

And on the mound, number forty-six, my favorite Yankee of the dynasty, Andy Pettitte.

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  1. cult of basebaal says:

    Down in a hole and theyve put all
    The stones in their place
    Ive eaten the sun so my tongue
    Has been burned of the taste
    I have been guilty
    Of kicking myself in the teeth
    I will speak no more
    Of my feelings beneath

    Down in a hole, feelin so small
    Down in a hole, losin my soul
    Id like to fly but my
    Wings have been so denied

  2. Cam says:

    I wonder if Robbie cried in a “Got Melk” t-shirt today.

  3. dan says:

    Anyone want to speculate on whether or not Melky will earn his way back?

  4. Bonos says:

    They can bring him back in two weeks. It’s a “Hello Melky, how do you like me so far” riding this bus. Are you going to listen this time?

  5. LiveFromNewYork says:

    when does meachem get sent down?

  6. Jamal G. says:

    Hideki Matsui went 1-for-3 with a HR in his first rehab game with the Tampa Yankees. I don’t think the Yankees will make him play in Game 2 of the twin-bill tonight.

  7. Ivan says:

    Did anybody saw on the NY post on the cover the headstone of the yanks and how our fav Geaorge King said they are dead and stuff.

  8. Peedlum says:

    Any word on when the game starts?

  9. Ivan says:

    Matsui’s DH’ing in game 2. That’s a pretty aggressive rehab assignment. Maybe good news.

  10. Marty Puccio says:

    Jeter just hit into a double play in the batting cage underneath the stadium.

  11. Mark B says:

    ….And Sidney Ponson just attacked his 4th Big Mac in the clubhouse commissary

  12. Mulls says:

    …and Cano just didn’t dive for a ball while taking grounders ha who am i kidding cano isn’t taking grounders

  13. Ivan says:

    Why is jeter bunting.

  14. Bill N says:

    John Buck’s arm is horrific

  15. McCaff says:

    the yankees didnt get the runner in from 2nd with no outs? no wayyyyy……

  16. Ivan says:

    0-3 with men in scoring position already and the game is just 1 inning old.

  17. Bill N says:

    Stellar start to the 2nd inning

  18. McCaff says:

    Melky guns him out at home…

  19. dkidd says:

    garner should’ve run the ball to home plate for an unassisted d.p.

  20. Manimal says:

    Percival to DL. This is the PERFECT time for the yankees to make a run at the AL east and instead they can’t even move damon over. Damon had to move himself over to second.

  21. Manimal says:

    X-man

  22. dkidd says:

    swinging away?

  23. Manimal says:

    Why isnt he bunting. What the hell.

  24. Ivan says:

    cano do that often.

  25. Mike A. says:

    Why not bunt with Gardner?

  26. Manimal says:

    Girardi is a fucking fool. Now you have molina set up for a double play.

  27. Bill N says:

    Rusty Kuntz seriously ? That’s the Royals coaches name I know this some 5th grade humor but that’s funny.
    Melky, Gardner, my 8 month year old daughter no difference.

  28. Ivan says:

    nice job gardner.

  29. E-ROC says:

    Why not have Gardner bunt the runners over?

  30. Ivan says:

    well I guess the bint wouldn’t manner much.

  31. Wolf Williams says:

    Am I way off base in thinking that Nady reminds me of Tino Martinez? Professional, steady, occasionally capable of greatness, a dependable rock of a player….

    Since Nady got here, I keep being reminded of how Tino used to play….

    Maybe it’s just me.

  32. Manimal says:

    Damon knows what hes doing, its just ashame the other 8/9ths of the line up doesnt.

  33. Ivan says:

    Meche is an All-Star in the all underachieving team.

  34. McCaff says:

    this is getting fucking ridiculous

  35. dkidd says:

    listen to the boos. last game on 9/21 could be ugly

  36. Bill N says:

    I was totally against bashing Joe G but I mean recently his moves have been worse than herpes, they disappear for a week and are back just like that.

  37. Ivan says:

    It’s easy to say this but and it’s obvious but Posada not participating on this team is really been a big blow on this team. Whether the bat or leadership.

    • Wolf Williams says:

      One thing that’s apparent, and maybe it’s unfair because he just got here, but it’s apparent that Pudge is no Jorge when it comes to being a team leader.

      Or is that unfair…..? (Not that I care, mind you…. about the fairness.)

  38. Jamal G. says:

    Why would you guys bunt with Brett Gardner? With his speed it’s unlikely he would GIDP. Also, where’s the wisdom in giving up an out with Jose Molina on-deck? I’d much rather have two chances with Brett Gardner and Jose Molina to drive in runs than giving up an out to bring Jose Molina to the plate.

  39. Bill N says:

    Just double checking when does dolphinboy swim tonight ?

  40. Mike A. says:

    Look at that, who needs Melky when Brett’s making throws like that.

  41. Jamal G. says:

    Melky Cabrera has just been rendered useless.

  42. Manimal says:

    Melky WHO!?!?

  43. dkidd says:

    that helped. show some life yanks!

  44. Mike A. says:

    Nice defensive inning for the G-Man. Melky would have had to dive for that ball after taking his first two steps in.

  45. Wolf Williams says:

    Is that Brett Gardner or Dwight Evans out there……?

    Gardner with the arm…… who woulda thunk it?

  46. McCaff says:

    Cano just asked Brett to go to the club with him after the game.

  47. Ivan says:

    A-Rod hit a Homer.

  48. McCaff says:

    whos pitching tomorrow?

  49. Ivan says:

    That is a flucky stat Kay just mention.

  50. Mike A. says:

    Good to see they’re trying to force it a little bit with the steals.

  51. Bill N says:

    Can we maybe get a run in ? I’m not asking for much

  52. Ivan says:

    A-Rod swings through a hanging curveball. A bad pitch.

  53. Manimal says:

    0-4 with risp in 2.2 innings. LAME.

  54. McCaff says:

    i might have an extra ticket for tomorrow if anyone wants it

  55. Jamal G. says:

    You see, that’s why I fucking hate fans sometimes. The Yanks haven’t had a hit all God Damn night w/RISP, why does A-Rod receive the loudest boos? What the fuck do they care how much money he makes? Fuck off already.

    • Manimal says:

      You hate yourself? :P relax, the number 4 guy usually gets the loudest boos, just because its arod in NY doesnt make him deserve special treatment.

  56. Mike A. says:

    Is Michael Kay really going to recite how the Yanks are doing with RISP after each at-bat?

  57. Ivan says:

    0-7 in RISP great.

  58. Bill N says:

    Holy crap…….. what time does Phelps swim ?

  59. dkidd says:

    garza no hitting the rangers. they left their offense at fenway

  60. Jamal G. says:

    Wilkins De La Rosa was filthy tonight. Six innings, five hits, 1-ER, and eight K’s (no walks).

  61. Ivan says:

    Hey guys what type of ceiling does Austin Romine has. I like the SR on his D specifically his arm, what about the bat? Is he in the yankee plans of the future Mke A?

    • Mike A. says:

      Absolutely, he wasn’t a second round pick by accident. He’s got a chance to be a real good catcher for a real long time. Needs to tighten up his footwork behind the plate as well as his approach, but otherwise he’s got a very impressive all-around package behind the plate.

      • Ivan says:

        I like what Austin Romine brings, the only reason I bring up the plan part is that Yankee plans with Romine is pretty connected with Montero or depends on what Montero does at Catcher defensively.

  62. Peedlum says:

    In what amounts to the first of many must win games, the yanks are facing a last place team that throws a pitcher out there sporting a 4.24 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. So far these are the results on offense

    1st inning

    leadoff man reaches on an error (steals second)
    2 hole K’s swinging
    3 hole K’s swinging
    4 hole walks
    5 hole grounds out

    2nd inning
    6 hole singles
    7 hole singles
    8 hole K’s swinging
    9 hole K’s swinging
    leadoff pops out to first

    3rd inning
    2 hole singles (steals second)
    3 hole pops out to right
    4 hole K’s swinging
    5 hole K’s swinging.

    Its not just beating a dead horse, there’s more to it–Not only have the Yankees not gotten a hit with RISP, they haven’t advanced a runner with RISP even one base. One of the keys of the 90′s dynasty teams was the ability to make productive outs–all those guys talked about the next guy picking them up.

    Granted its a small sample size in 3 innings of one game, but in a game after a day off against a hittable pitcher on a last place team at home in a game you have to win. . . and have your team go not just 0-8 with RISP, but also not move a runner up one base in those situations is atrocious. Its an 0-8 consisting of 6 swinging strikeouts and 2 pop flies. Meanwhile, the Yankees have put on 5 baserunners in 3 innings before they got a man in RISP. That’s a team made up of guys that don’t trust the other guys to pick them up.

  63. Brett says:

    We’ve got 6 Ks with RISP

  64. Ivan says:

    Yankee killer Ross Gloat at the plate.

  65. Ivan says:

    It seem they have given Montero the Barry Bonds treatment in tonight’s game.

  66. Manimal says:

    For you guys wondering, Phelps is swimming at 10:10.

  67. Mike A. says:

    ~2 hours left to get those draft picks signed…

  68. Jamal G. says:

    Mike, what kind of player are we looking at with Garrison Lassiter?

  69. dkidd says:

    everyone’s swinging for the fences tonight

  70. Ivan says:

    Can this offense do something.

  71. Jamal G. says:

    Has there ever been a player who ever hit significantly better in his team’s losses? Why the fuck is that stat used so much, it’s absolutely worthless.

    • Mike A. says:

      Yeah I never got that either. I mean seriously, when a team wins it generally means its hitters did well, when they lose, well, it means they didn’t.

      It’s the “I’m not going to look to hard to find a stat that appears meaningful” approach.

  72. Bill N says:

    Clearly Cano wants to join his boy Melky in the hot spot that is Scranton

  73. Ivan says:

    Is Nick Johnson a FA after the season? If he is, I would really like the yanks to try get him. Yes I know he rarely stays healthy but when he is, he walks, high OBP% guy, hits a ton of doubles, has a good glove. He would really fit with the yanks.

  74. Wolf Williams says:

    Jeter always says he leads by example…. I see it’s rubbing off on Cano.

    Way to go, Cap’n!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Ivan says:

    Yes camera man Cano is running hard.

  76. Mike A. says:

    Was Gardner wearing 11 earlier in the year? I thought he had 17…

  77. Wolf Williams says:

    Chicken or the egg …? Which came first, Hank’s comments giving the team up for dead, or the extreme lethargy that now seems to have overtaken this team?

    I nominate Hank’s excuses as the worst moment by any owner this season….. Anyone gonna second that emotion?

    • Ivan says:

      I thought the media made way too big of a deal with Hank’s comments.

      • Wolf Williams says:

        Well….. it’s not like Hank ever asks a reporter to put the microphone away. He’s a Steinbrenner, after all.

        And in 35 years, has Big George ever offered up excuses in mid-season?

  78. timthefork says:

    the yankee entire farm system is AAAA players, they aren’t going to sign their first 3 draft picks and people want cashman back?

    • Jamal G. says:

      Well when the first pick says he doesn’t even want to hear any offers, what do you want the Yankees to do? They believed that he was interested in turning professional and they had the bank to do so, so they picked him. Their supplemental pick is still unsigned and he’s a Scott Boras client, why in God’s name do you think he will go unsigned? Scott Bittle has shoulder issues, why would you want the Yankees to sign a player they feel has shoulder woes?

  79. Bill N says:

    How to break your 0-30 play us

  80. dkidd says:

    come on andy

  81. dkidd says:

    i give up. see you at the new stadium

  82. Manimal says:

    phelps is on any second. Hes listening to lil wayne right now to get read which means a couple more minutes.

  83. Ivan says:

    fucking great.

  84. Wolf Williams says:

    I wouldn’t mind getting eliminated by Angels, but when the Royals — the ROYALS!! — are pounding nails into your coffin, that’s not good….

  85. Jamal G. says:

    You know what’s so funny, people can’t read and comprehend. Either that or they just choose to fucking ignore the entire quote and focus on what they want to give off a certain perception.

    What am I talking about? Well, when people got on Hank for saying he wanted Joba Chamberlain in the rotation at that moment, they suspiciously neglected to mention the end of his quote in which he stated that ‘I understand there’s a process and we can’t rush him’. For some reason nobody made mention of that, only that Hank was a blowhard who wanted Joba in the rotation at that moment and Brian Cashman was put in a tough spot.

    Next was his comments on Mike Mussina. He said he should pitch like Jamie Moyer. Any asshole knows that Hank didn’t mean he should become a fucking southpaw, he meant that Moose should start pitching backwards, start changing speeds more frequently, and stop pitching off his Fastball so often. But no, people want to make him out to be a jackass so they say laugh at him and wonder if he knows Jamie Moyer is a southpaw.

    Last time was these comments. He said that he’s not giving up on the season but he understands why the team is in their current place in the standings. he said that 2009 will be a dangerous year and that although 2008 is not over, he understands why the Yankees are in their state. That’s all he said, but no, people again want to bash him for only focusing on parts of his quotes and completely disregarding everything else.

    • Wolf Williams says:

      Perhaps….. but is it ever a good thing for a leader to talk about weaknesses? It sends a poor message, in my opinion. If you’ve ever been in a leadership position, you know that any perecption of an excuse will allow the less-motivated members of a team to slack off. A leader has to project confidence and resolve at every turn. That’s just part of the job description.

      Jeter is a fine example of that. Injuries, what injuries? Tomorrow’s another day. Do you favor Hank’s honesty over Jeter’s steadfast denial? I think Hank made a mistake, regardless of the larger context of the comments.

  86. Mike A. says:

    Holy crap moly. Michael Phelps is good at swimming.

  87. Jamal G. says:

    Michael Phelps wins again.

  88. Manimal says:

    Phelps won by one-hundredth of a second. Holy shit.

  89. Bill N says:

    Wow Phelps is a absolute freak how the fuck did he win that ?

  90. Jamal G. says:

    “He’s magical. He is Superman.”

  91. Jamal G. says:

    His sister is hot when she’s not so damn emotional.

  92. dkidd says:

    even in super duper slo-mo it looked like a tie

  93. Manimal says:

    another risp.

  94. Bill N says:

    Can Phelps hit ? Maybe play a little second….

  95. Manimal says:

    Is gardner really THAT overmatched in the majors? He K’s all the time against decent pitching. Beckett made him look like a fool and that hit vs Pap was lucky

  96. Jamal G. says:

    Honestly, did we think Derek Jeter wouldn’t come through there? I’m a big opponent of that gamer and clutch crap, but I just had that feeling the Captain would come through.

  97. Manimal says:

    Atleast we got ONE back.

  98. Jamal G. says:

    What kinda bullshit is that? You’ve got to be kidding me.

  99. Randy says:

    the yankees season in a nutshell right there.

  100. Manimal says:

    Seriously, fuck the camera angles. half the time they make it look like its off to Jersey.

  101. Wolf Williams says:

    In the fucking history of this Stadium, how many left-handed hitters get their fly balls caught a foot in front of the fence in right field? Does that EVER happen? Jesus, we can’t buy a run…..

  102. Mike A. says:

    Man, Meche has a filthy change tonight.

    • Randy says:

      he does, but wouldn’t you think that after a day off the team would appear to be a little more energetic than they appear to be. it could have been the delay and the overall weather but something seems flat to me. i rarely even make that comment, but it seems pretty noticeable.

      • Jamal G. says:

        I think that flat thing can be a bit too misleading. What does it even mean? When a team is not hitting, wont they look “flat” since they are not getting on-base and you don’t seem them exert energy to run the bases? Is lack of energy really a viable reason for not getting hits? I don’t think so. They have stole a couple bases tonight, so energy is not the issue.

        • Randy says:

          i didn’t say that was the reason for why they weren’t getting hits. it was just an observation and not any particular analysis of why they are down. its just an impression i had. maybe its the fact that meche is making them look that way. maybe its because the crowd is DEAD. but as a player, the flat thing does exist. there are days when you don’t have it and people are in a rush to get the game over. it may not be the case here but it definitely exists.

  103. E-ROC says:

    C’mon Yanks. Lets score some more runs.

  104. Wolf Williams says:

    Maybe the ghosts of Yankee Stadium have already moved across the street….

  105. Jamal G. says:

    The Mariners passed on dealing Jarrod Washburn for Nick Blackburn? Really? Only thing I can think of is that the Twins were not willing to pay a majority of Washburn’s remaining contract. According to reports, the Nick Blackburn offer was only on the table for a “brief period of time”, but still, the second he was made available the M’s should have jumped on that.

    I don’t know the whole story (mainly the money issue), but this seems a tad strange.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....banez.html

  106. Batty says:

    Has anyone seen so many ground rule doubles in a game? That’s what, four?

  107. Wolf Williams says:

    What’s the MLB record for most ground-rule doubles in one game?

  108. Mike A. says:

    Wow, he gave up a lead-off double and it was still a 5 pitch inning for Pettitte.

  109. Jamal G. says:

    Can’t hit it any harder than that.

  110. Wolf Williams says:

    So….. who do we like, Angels over Cubs in October?

  111. Manimal says:

    gardner can’t hit offspeed its rediculous.

  112. Ivan says:

    The effort is there, the exucution/results isn’t. This is just fustrating.

  113. Slugger27 says:

    9-1-2 up…. for the love of god can we score some runs

  114. NYFan50 says:

    A commenter over at NoMaas says Bleich signed. I don’t see the news anywhere though.

  115. Ivan says:

    CF is definite must to address in the offseason.

  116. Ivan says:

    I don’t wanna sound mean or anything but, can the yanks stop playing God Bless America after the 7th inning stretch.

  117. Slugger27 says:

    that freddy guy banging the pans is the only thing more annoying than watchin the yanks hit

  118. Wolf Williams says:

    With the boatload of centerfielders on the market after last season, maybe we missed the boat…. load.

  119. Mike A. says:

    Oh crap, here comes Leo. This will not end well.

  120. Randy says:

    no matter what happens in this at bat i love that hillman isn’t going with that stupid lefty-lefty, righty-righty thing.

  121. Manimal says:

    Oh shit! I forgot its no sales tax weekend in MA. Im going big-time shopping. Im thinking maybe 15 videogames?

  122. Ivan says:

    well it wasn’t gonna be easy.

  123. Jamal G. says:

    Wow Mike, you weren’t lying about that Grady Sizemore contract, it’s mouth watering.

  124. Ivan says:

    Clutch Abreu.

  125. Slugger27 says:

    praise the lord an rbi single!!!

  126. RustyJohn says:

    That was not a good pitch by Nunez- he needs to shave his chin pubes.

  127. Ivan says:

    Good Job A-Rod.

  128. Randy says:

    abreu is a threat to get thrown out by five feet.

  129. RustyJohn says:

    Andy deserves to win this game- he pitched his balls off.

  130. Mike A. says:

    Looks like Leo lost a little bit since earlier in the year. I know he was on the DL for a while, but I saw him sitting 97-98 with some sort of breaking ball that was completely unhittable. No idea if it was a curve or a slider, but it doesn’t matter. Dudes were swinging and missing by feet.

  131. Ivan says:

    So how we ranked the yanks draft this year?

    • Mike A. says:

      Kinda crappy. It’s a far cry from that ungodly ’06 haul, and ’07 was better based on Brackman, Suttle and Romine alone. I’m disappointed, but whatever. The Yanks won’t know what they really got for another few years.

      • Ivan says:

        Cole not signing killed it. 06 Haul like that don’t happen often for any franchise especially for the pitchers the yanks drafted.

  132. Slugger27 says:

    is cole not signing a done deal??

  133. Manimal says:

    Why would you let that ball by you, there was no chance it was even close.

  134. Manimal says:

    Anyone else notice that Edwar squares himself after he follows through with the pitch, kind of like Moose. Did he always do that or am I just noticing it now.

  135. Ivan says:

    Hold em down Edwar.

  136. Jamal G. says:

    Juan Cruz will become the poster boy for why teams should not sign relievers to multi-year deals.

  137. Ivan says:

    Thanx Texas for not doing shit against TB and the Sox.

  138. Manimal says:

    My dad just made a comment that surprised me. 3 of the rumored prospects that were going to be traded for Johan Santana aren’t even on our 25 man roster anymore. Thats insane.

  139. Bill N says:

    I know its tied up but on another olympic related joke however Usain Bolt from Jamacia could definatly cover a lot of ground in cf. Dudes a beast

  140. Mike A. says:

    You know kills me? The Rays have this budding juggernaut, and they built it using revenue sharing money from the Yanks and Sox. The Yanks are paying them to finish ahead of them this year.

    • Jamal G. says:

      You know what kills me? The fact of what you said and the fact that people still bitch and moan about the Yankee’ payroll and how there’s no parity in baseball.

      Ignorance is a mother fucker.

  141. Mike A. says:

    Wow, Yanks got Bleich for $700k. Slot was $863K.

    • Jamal G. says:

      The more I try to rationalize this Gerrit Cole thing, the more it is aggravating me. Lane Meyer was right, Brian Matsuz got a deal (as the top college pitcher) that would have been significantly inferior to what Cole could have potentially received.

      What could Cole’s father be thinking here? Could he possibly think that the Yankees insulted him by not negotiating hard and fast with Gerrit from the start? Does he understand that the sign-ability cases are done later? What the fuck happened from draft day ’till now that he wont even listen to a Yankee offer?

      I think the marker will be Steven Strasburg. If he gets significantly less money next year then there is no denying that Cole’s father fucked up big time.

    • Reggie C. says:

      Mike A.,
      The only way you can explain the Bleich signing for that money was Boras saying:
      MY BAD! Please draft my guy next year!

  142. Ivan says:

    Nunez is nasty.

  143. dkidd says:

    cliff lee has 17 of his teams 55 wins. carltonesque

  144. Ivan says:

    Gardner isn’t that good.

  145. Slugger27 says:

    gardner looks like soriano in the 03 playoffs… just totally clueless and overmatched… matsui cant get here fast enough

  146. Jamal G. says:

    I don’t know, I still have an inkling that Gerrit Cole will get inked.

  147. Ivan says:

    Lets Go Mo.

  148. Jamal G. says:

    Did Al Leiter just say that Mariano Rivera is “maybe the best” closer of all-time? Maybe, Al? really?

  149. Mike A. says:

    Yonder signed. So much for being A-Rod’s roomy.

  150. Jamal G. says:

    Interesting debate, BA says that Jeremy Bleich will instantly become the Yanks’ best southpaw pitching prospect. What about Wilkins De La Rosa? Does Bleich’s college polish outweigh WDR’s overall stuff?

  151. Wolf Williams says:

    One pitcher who is not Carltonesque is Mo Rivera of late……

  152. Ivan says:

    Nice Save Cano.

  153. Wolf Williams says:

    Carlton’s 1972 year was the best by a pitcher since WW II. He was 27-10 on a team that won 62 games…. Unbelievable.

    Is Carlton available?

  154. Jamal G. says:

    Damn, the Rangers inked southpaw Robbie Ross. That system just gets better and better.

  155. BigBlueAL says:

    This is fucking ridiculous…

  156. Ivan says:

    What the fuck Mo.

  157. Randy says:

    esteban german of all people has done some damage this game.

  158. E-ROC says:

    Can the Yanks get a break? WTF

  159. Ivan says:

    I garantee you next year all these non-save runs Mo gives up will not happen.

  160. Mike A. says:

    At least the Royals don’t have a great closer or anything…

  161. Randy says:

    is pudge hurt or something? this is an automatic strikeout.

  162. BigBlueAL says:

    If Damon bunts here I am shooting myself…

  163. Ivan says:

    That’s a start.

  164. Wolf Williams says:

    You know, it’s Saturday lunchtime here in Taiwan…. somebody give me $5 and I’ll tell you how this game ends….

  165. Mike A. says:

    Watch, Girardi’s going to pinch run Pudge now.

  166. BigBlueAL says:

    I am pulling the trigger….

  167. Jamal G. says:

    Justin Smoak is reportedly close to signing.

    My God, imagine that Texas lineup in a few years.

    1B- Chris Davis
    2B- Ian Kinsler
    3B- Justin Smoak
    SS- Elvis Andrus
    OF- Josh Hamilton
    OF – Julio Borbon
    OF- Engel Beltre
    C- Taylor Teagarden/Jarrod Saltalamacchia (spelled it without even double checking, ha!)
    DH- Max Ramirez

    I know Smoak is projected as a First Basemen, but I can’t find another way to fit him, Davis, and Ramirez into the lineup.

  168. dkidd says:

    see you next year

  169. Ivan says:

    LMAO. That’s all I can do.

  170. BigBlueAL says:

    Honest to God, the 08 Knicks were funner to watch than this pathetic team…

  171. Wolf Williams says:

    Why wasn’t he going, earlier in the count, before that pick-off?

  172. steve says:

    what ? i’m following on gameday and christian gets picked off ?

    eff it. i’im getting drunk. see you guys next year, if we can’ beat the royals its over.

  173. Ivan says:

    What might have been.

  174. bklynJT says:

    Season’s over. Can’t expect other teams to help you out when you can’t get the job done yourself. On top of that, Mo gave up the winning run. I take that as a sign…. that he isnt himself in non-save situations. Oh and that the season is over.

  175. Jamal G. says:

    You fucking knew it was going to come down to A-Rod. You fucking knew it.

  176. Mike A. says:

    Just a single A-Rod, just a single. Please.

  177. dkidd says:

    strange, but this may be the biggest at-bat of a-rods yankee career so far

  178. Ivan says:

    Gee what do ya know who comes to the plate.

  179. Jamal G. says:

    Hey Mike, you asked for a single. ;)

  180. Randy says:

    wow. this is a funny ass game.

  181. Wolf Williams says:

    The eventual career home run leader gets a swinging bunt…..? Are you kidding me?

  182. Mike A. says:

    Three minutes for Cole to change his mind…

  183. Mike A. says:

    Ooooo. They say you get 1 pitch to hit each at-bat. That was it Goomba.

  184. BigBlueAL says:

    If only Boston and Tampa Bay had injuries like the Yankees, oh wait a minute….

  185. Ivan says:

    Fuck man. It’s not been our season.

  186. BigBlueAL says:

    The Yankees have to get rid of Joe Torre. Oh wait a minute….

  187. Mike A. says:

    Heh, BA’s Draft Blog crashed.

  188. Ivan says:

    It’s like they are finding ways to lose.

  189. Wolf Williams says:

    “Start spreadin’ the news…..
    It ended today….
    We’re not gonna be a part of it,
    Playoff…. baseballllllllll

    “Our wildcard hopes,
    Are fading away,
    We don’t have the heart for it,
    Playoff, baseballlllll…….”

    • Ivan says:

      Stop with the Bullshit about not having the heart for it.

      It’s just one of those years where shit ain’t going right that usually goes right.

      Next season just watch how the yanks hit like .285 in RISP.

  190. Pedro says:

    Anybody think we’re still making the playoffs?

  191. Mike A. says:

    Wow, doesn’t look like the Nats got Crow to sign. Are they really going to spend the $8-10M to sign two top 10 picks next year? I doubt it.

  192. BigBlueAL says:

    Hey Mike did you see how in the Olympics they use a freakin Kansas City tie-breaker in the 11th inning (thats at least what it is called in tourney’s down here)?? How stupid is that, I hope its only used now and not in the semi’s and finals.

    • Mike A. says:

      Yeah, that’s absolutely retarded.

    • steve says:

      whats that mean ?

      • Mike A. says:

        After the 11th inning, each team starts the inning with runners on 1st and 2nd and no outs.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        Well in the tourneys I ump a Kansas City tie-breaker is when you have 1 out and a runner on 2nd, but I dont remember if you put the final out from the previous inning on 2nd, which I think that is how it works, or use the batter due up and put him on 2nd and just continue with the lineup. In the Olympics they put runners on 1st and 2nd and apparently the team chooses who they want to hit I believe. Not sure how they choose baserunners and if their is 0 or 1 out to start off though. Either way its an absolutely STUPID way to try to end a baseball game….

  193. Chofo says:

    Remember when Mo was having a season for yhe ages?

  194. Bart says:

    You were the guy who wouldn’t trade melky

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