Game 124: Start of something big?

From A-Rod to K-Rod
The decline and fall of Melky Cabrera

Should probably get this up before first pitch, huh? Let’s get a little hot streak going.

1. Damon, DH
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Nady, LF
7. Cano, 2B
8. Molina, C
9. Walk-off hit machine, CF

And on the mound, the guy we all hope gets that elusive 20-win season this year, Mikey Moose.

From A-Rod to K-Rod
The decline and fall of Melky Cabrera
  • http://www.myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    LOL @ walk-off hit machine…maybe the Yanks can convince him that every at bat is a walk off situation to get his average up…

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

    Oh yeah and its good to see that in the 122nd game of the year Girardi decides a consistent lineup is a good thing.

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

      Except for the fact that the Yankees have used a number of different lineups on average with the rest of the Major Leagues…

      • steve (different one)

        i just accept whatever pete abe says!!! i can’t think for myself!!!

  • Andy In Pre-Hurricane Infested Daytona Beach

    From the great Lou Brown: (for Tuesday nights Game, hopefully)

    “Ok, guys. We’ve won two games in a row. If we win tonight, its called a winning streak. IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE. “

  • McCaff

    ehhhhhh

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

    So they’ve got a little bit of a mountain to climb. Bannister isn’t untouchable.

  • Old Ranger

    Ouch! 27/09?

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

    Michael Kay: “If you don’t get hits w/RISP you’re not going to score many runs.”

    Mind boggling, eh?

    • Old Ranger

      MK=deep thinker! 27/09?

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

    First inning, so fucking un-clutch.

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

    well would u look at that….

  • Old Ranger

    Clutch! 27/09?

  • Joey

    So unclutch!

  • steve (different one)

    1st inning, doesn’t count.

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

    Yessir! XXX!

  • Joey

    When is Hughes scheduled to pitch next?

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

      Today at 5:35PM.

      • Joey

        Thanks. MiLB.com has a gameday/tracker or something of the sorts?

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

          Yes, also free audio. Just click the audio thing and sign-up (for free) for MiLB.com.

    • zs190

      Tonight, no pitch count I think? either way if he does really well tonight, I can see him for next week.

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

        90-95 pitches, so there isn’t a pitch limit, albeit a high one.

  • Old Ranger

    It dose now! 27/09?

  • Joey

    X is CLUTCH!

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

    Oh my Mariano, does X(BH) really have seven Home Runs with the Yankees? Wow.

  • Marc

    An A-Bomb…from A-Rod

    And the go a-head from Nady!

    What is John Sterlings wording for when nady hits it out?

    • steve (different one)

      “it is caught at the warning track”

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

    Got to love that two out hit by Robbie Cano so Jose Molina does not lead-off next inning.

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

    Hava Molina!

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

    Got to love that two out hit by Robbie Cano so Jose Molina, as expected, could drive him in with a RBI-2B.

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

    A triple even though the ball was cutoff? Wow!

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

      Guillen was chilling…didn’t realize Gardner was going for 3B….

  • steve (different one)

    when is the last time they have had an inning like this?

  • Joey

    lightening in a Yankees uniform!

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

    Melky Cabrera has been rendered complete useless.

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

    that Gardner sure is scrappy isnt he?

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

      It sure has been a while since they’ve had a guy who can run like that.

      • bklynJT

        How in the world was that a triple… I think I have fallen in love…

  • zs190

    I am glad that rumored Brian Bannister trade never happened.

  • Old Ranger

    Not bad for a 4-5th OF is it? And it was said; Brett can’t hit in the show, not saying this is what he will be as a player. Not enough games to tell, but that speed and instincts is really something. And yes, I have always liked him as a deference maker…Joe G. type of player. 27/09?

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

    Boston’s already losing.

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

      Don’t bother with the scoreboard until we get within four games in the loss column or so.

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

        Enjoy the race while we can, they might not be in it very long.

        Beckett’s getting tattooed.

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

          Whadafuxup with him? His K/BB are the highest of his career and same with his BB/9. His WHIP is below his career norm as well.

          I guess he is just having bad pitch selection or bad command because although he’s getting the ball over the plate, his LD% against is 24.6 (highest before was 21.9 in 2005 w/FLA).

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

    “UUUUUUUUGE”

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

    Moooooooose!!! Crafty veteran at work. Moyer-esque.

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

      Moyer-esque

      Heh, you dummy, Jamie Moyer is a southpaw, duh! ;)

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

    Josh Beckett is teh wicked AweSOmE!!!

    6-0 Jays, 2 outs in the first.

  • Slugger27

    mo 3 innings in the last 2 days… available tonight?

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

      25 pitches yesterday, 21 on Friday. It’s crunch time, I think he’s good for an inning today, especially with the off-day tomorrow.

      • Slugger27

        i think so too… i remember earlier this year him goin 4 days in a row… it is a playoff race after all

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

      hopefully this game will be 18-3 so it will be moot.

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

    Who did A-Rod hit #500 against, Brian Bannister or Kyle Davies?

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

      Davies.

      • steve (different one)

        i was there. it was cool.

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

    My fantasy team can really use the RBI’s, Alex…

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

    Oh Jamal, I saw Lucky Number Slevin last night. Awesome flick, thanks for the recommendation.

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

      Tell me Lucy Liu wasn’t great, I loved her in that. Wish she would get more roles, I really love her as an actress. Outside of Charlize Theron, I can’t really think of another actress that I really would go see a movie for. Uma Thurman, maybe.

      Like I said, if you were into that, check out The Usual Suspects.

  • zs190

    base loaded with no out, hopefully we put up a few more runs, knock bannister out and just use mop up guys like Britton to finish up the game.

  • dkidd

    beckett pulled a bannister, 6 runs in the first inning

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

    Bitch.

    • Joey

      x10

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

    They needed a game like this in the worst way.

    Don’t call it a comeback, we’ve been here for years.

  • bklynJT

    Giambi told all baseball writers to STFU about RISP.

  • Slugger27

    the giambino!!! maybe we wont need mo after all

  • zs190

    Are they seriously leaving Bannister in after getting shelled for 10 runs in 1+?

  • bklynJT

    Damn, they just going to let bannister suffer like this…

  • Slugger27

    mike a… droppin ll cool j lyrics

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

    So Mike, if everything goes correct with their development, what do you think the Royals will do with Alex Gordon, Billy Butler, Mike Moustakas, and Eric Hosmer defensively?

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

      Gordon – 3B
      Moustakas – RF (should try him at C though, he’s athletic enough)
      Hosmer – 1B/LF
      Butler – DH/1B

      • Slugger27

        i hear hosmer has a cannon so maybe use him in right

    • zs190

      not Mike, but probably 3B Gordon, DH Butler, and play Hosmer/Moustakas at 1B/LF.

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

    Oh God, shut the hell up Kay. Hillman’s leaving Banny in there because his pen is shot.

    Go figure out if you’d slow down falling through a cloud, dumbass.

    • Joey

      Let’s experiment!

  • Slugger27

    nothin liek ur starter pulled with 0 outs in the 2nd the day after a 13 inning game… OUCH

  • Greg C

    Molina is really working the counts lately.

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

    First and last time we ever see Brett Gardner swing at a 2-0 pitch?

    • steve (different one)

      i think that’s about as far as he can hit one

  • steve (different one)

    take note wilson

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

    Johan vs Karstens in the ‘burgh.

    • steve (different one)

      i can’t believe cashman didn’t trade melky and karstens for johan!!11!!!

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

    Hah, Leiter just took Kay to task with the all aces on the mound today. Turn off ESPN Kay.

  • Joey

    Lol, all the top performers are Yankees (and we’re not the only game playing now)… awesome

    http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/scoreboard

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

    Hopefully they carry some of this momentum into Toronto. Rasner vs Burnett has the potential to halt any sort of winning streak right in its tracks.

    • NYFan50

      If I remember correctly he’s got pretty decent numbers against the Yankee hitters, too.

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

        Pretty decent? He owns us.

        • NYFan50

          Alright. I was going off memory.

  • steve (different one)

    the yankees have no desire to score another run

    • steve (different one)

      actually, the ump blew the call

  • steve (different one)

    clutch!

  • Ivan

    Hey Mike A, you saw Training Day that I recommend?

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

      Anybody who has not seen that already has no right to say they like movies.

      • NYFan50

        One could say the same for The Usual Suspects. But if he hasn’t seen that, maybe he hasn’t seen Training Day either.

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

          I haven’t seen The Usual Suspects, but it’s in the Netflix queue.

          • NYFan50

            As Jamal recommended, it’s very good.

      • Ivan

        That movie is just sick. Denzel really impress me and he played the bad guy. The scene with the crackheads was just great.

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

      Yeah, I saw that the other day, another good flick. I’m waiting on Blood Diamond now.

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

        Blood Diamond is overrated.

        • Ivan

          Hey Jamal ever saw Menace To Society. That’s like one of my all time fav movies

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

            Oh man, I love that one. You don’t know how many times I shook my head in laughter and disgust when the guy robbed some dude for his rims and then ordered a burger.

            “Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood” is probably my favorite comedy ever.

            • Ivan

              Word. Still the best part was when the dude killed the asian people in the store and kept showing the video tape to his friends.

        • Joey

          I liked it, not the greatest movie but entertaining nonetheless

        • A.D.

          maybe so, but its a good movie

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

            Another great one is Babel, not the level of Crash (2004), but still really good.

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

              Crash was all sorts of awesome.

              • Ivan

                Crash was great. I was surprise that Broke Back mountain was considered the Fav to win in the oscars over Crash.

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

                  Controversy=Hype

                  Hype + Good Movie=Oscar!

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

                Traffic is of that genre as well, more with drugs though. Stars one of my favorite actors, Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash, Ocean’s trilogy).

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

    Michael Kay….SHUT THE FUCK UP!

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

      co-sign.

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

    Only Michael Kay can be a pretentious prick for answering a fucking baseball trivia question.

  • A.D.

    So I was watching Ferris Bueller’s day off, apparently I missed some offense

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

    do you guys thnk Giambi would go for like the $5 mil buyout and like a $5 mil contract for ’09? or just let him go?

    • A.D.

      be at least a 10M contract, he get the 5M regardless, so if somone will pay him 10 or 12, he’s not going to be a nice guy and go for 5M. Reports say he wants to be a Yankee so maybe he takes a slight discount, but nothing that big.

  • steve (different one)

    doesn’t Kay scornfully announce the time of game as “unmanagable” and now he is saying the exact opposite.

    he’s full of shit.

    • Stryker

      ahhh nice pick up steve.!

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

      that was on the radio…now he’s a tv star….

    • Stryker

      hahahahaah he’s reading your posts now!!

    • A.D.

      Wow its like Kay read this, maybe he reads the blog mid-game

  • babe’s ghost

    they pulled Bucket… maybe the injury bug has been transmitted to boston… let’s go labrum! i’ll arrange to rotate w dr andrews and spit in his shoulder.

    ok I know i’m going to hell for that, but with the past couple weeks of watching the yanks bat w risp I feel like i’m prepared.

    let’s go yanks!

    • A.D.

      never wish for a serious arm injury, something that knocks him out but jepordize his future is fine, such as a hamstring and such

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

      Or maybe he was just getting tattooed so Tito pulled him? Did you see the video of him being pulled?

  • Ivan

    You know whats pretty intriguing, that Albert Pujols has almost the same hitting mechanics as Joe Dimaggio? If you really think about he’s the closest thing to Joe D as a right handed hitter agreed?

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

      Joe D was right handed.

      • Ivan

        Yeah. you didn’t know that?

    • r.w.g.

      Doesn’t Albert have almost as many home runs right now, that DiMaggio had in his entire career?

  • Ivan

    To be fair, while Beckett hasn’t had the year you expect, he probably been somewhat unlucky.

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

      Yeah, I was going over his numbers, his peripherals are among his career best. His LD% is exceedingly high, however.

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

        .321 BABIP & 3.23 FIP, so he’s been somewhat unlikely.

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

    Kay must be reading these comments now he’s trying to clarify about how he used to say unmanageable…

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

    PMS itself must think Michael Kay is a whiny bitch.

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

    Mussina is washed up.

    • Ivan

      Retire Moose.

  • Ben C

    in light of all the kay bashing, did anyone see sports reporters this morning? i tuned in for five minutes and watched michael kay talk about phelps

    ugh

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

      I don’t like that show anymore without Schaap and with Kay and Lupica always on….

      • Ivan

        Isn’t Lupica on the Mets Payroll.

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

      Did he say Phelps’ world record 100 meter freestyle times were unmanageable?

      “You know, I just think that a well swam race should be able to be completed in under 30 seconds.”

  • A.D.

    Jeter must be feeling good with all the hits and SB recently

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

      Did he really give Jessica Alba herpes, or was that just an immortal internet myth?

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

        No, it’s a myth.

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

        Did she have her kid yet? God, she’s got to be the hottest chick in Hollywood right now.

        • Ivan

          I’ll take Alicia Keys over her. Yup Id said it.

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

          Yeah, she did. Hottest pregnant chick ever. Also, I love Alicia Keys, but Jessica Alba is probably the only chick that can compete with Alicia Keys.

        • Greg C

          Alba lost too much weight IMO. Or at least she did when she was Skeletor-looking awhile back. It’s never a good look when Hollywood chicks who are already very skinny decide they need more bones sticking out. maybe the pregnancy weight made her hot again.

          I would take many of the other dozen or so famous Jeter exes over Alba.

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

            Kate Bosworth for the mother fucking loss. She was gorgeous in Blue Crush. Then the weight just fell and fell…

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

              Word.

      • Ivan

        This is why I like A-Rod. Jeter yeah he fucks with the celebrity Dyme bitches, A-Rod still fuck with the Ugly, no name women. Gotta Love A-Rod for that one.

      • Radnom

        According to a quick google search, she caught it from an ex boyfriend. So people just looked at her most famous ex boyfriend and the rumor got started. So there is a chance, but who knows?

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

          I thought she’s been with her baby’s daddy for like, 3 or 4 years though?

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

    Since we’re killing them I don’t mind complimenting, Newman has given them a lot of innings…

  • Ivan

    So a Redsox lose, a Yankee win, hopefully a TB lost and Hughes pitching well. Not a bad day.

  • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com steve

    Gardner looking good…

  • A.D.

    remember when Bannister tossed a 2 hitter in his first start of the season and everyone blasted the mets for trading him

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

    There’s 16 games left in Stadium history, and Ben Stiller’s father is pulling the lever? Man, they really cut the mustard on that one.

    • Ivan

      excuse me, what does cut the mustard means?

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

        I have no idea, but Kay uses it all the time in similar situations.

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

        I thought it meant being a showboat or lackadaisical. But when dealing with Michael Kay, context clues FTL.

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

    I know it’s a tad foolish to focus on DSL numbers, but Kelvin De Leon leads the DSL with 8-HR. Not only that, but he is posting a .903-OPS with a .406-OBP. That’s beautiful.

    • Ivan

      Love the OBP%.

    • A.D.

      too bad they didn’t bring him state side this year, especially since BA had reported that they did

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

      Trust me dude, those stats are beyond worthless. I’ve see .500 OBP’s and 1.400 OPS’s before from big money guys that never got out of A-ball. I stopped cheching DSL stats like, 4 years ago.

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

    Mike Mussina has been perfect…in fact he has retired 12 in a row…um, isnt that the same thing? Thanks Kay for your insight…

  • Ivan

    Uusally I would say hey stop bashing a specific guy, but with Kay I understand.

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

    Is it my T.V. or is it really fucking bright in the YES booth?

    • Joey

      I thought it was just me because it’s through my computer… guess not

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

    A Yankee Stadium Yankeeography? Nice.

  • Ivan

    MOOOSE.

  • Ivan

    Would ya guys go out with a girl who’s chubby/slighty fat?

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

      Nope. I would die if I felt those stomach flaps, eck!

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

      Can she cook? ;)

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

        I’ve always felt it’s impossible for a fat person to be a really good cook. Fat people don’t have the patience to be a really good cook, they just want whatever is available and edible, and I’m not so sure about the latter…

    • Joey

      I’m a college kid, so I go by the ratio of the more drunk I am the more my standards decrease, but for the most part nah, not my type.

    • A.D.

      you contemplating this personally?

      Chubby girls are usually good at certain activites…

    • Ivan

      I ask this question because me and my friend were having a discussion and he ask me would you go out a girl with a great Body but a ugly face, or a chubby girl with a cute face.

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

        Personality counts for a lot. A smokin’ hot chick with the personality of a Melky Cabrera at-bat gets stale after a while.

        • Ivan

          Personality is big if ya thinking long term no doubt.

      • Joey

        Whats that song… “If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife, so from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you… BOY!!! is your wife ugly! But mannn, she can COOK!”

        Great song

  • A.D.

    let traber get his innings, he is the new LaTroy

    • Ivan

      Somebody has to do it.

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

    I’ve never had a kidney stone, but I’ve also heard they are the worst. I would like nothing more for Michael Kay to be diagnosed with a couple hundred.

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

      They’re not so bad now, they can zap most with a laser to make passing it pain free.

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

        Ah technology, you fail me yet again.

        BTW, is Starscream the best Transformer ever or what?

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

          Voltron FTW!

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

            Robot Chicken FTW!

            “Oh shit, Voltron! You got served!!!”

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

    Nancy Drew left the game with a back injury. The plot thickens.

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

    The Mariners are so fucking worthless, my Mariano.

  • zs190

    Nice, for once Traber is good for something, 7 pitch inning. Hopefully he goes all 3 innings to give the bullpen a rest.

  • Marc

    When it comes to fat girls… You can hide an ugly face when you turn off the lights…You can’t hide fat…In other words, you can drink em pretty, but you can’t drink em skinny

  • A.D.

    Who gets sent down when Matsui returns?

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

      Traber or Britton.

      • Joey

        Britton, without a doubt. That’ll be his 1,394,912 time he’s been sent down this year

  • A.D.

    at least it wasn’t the hand again

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

    You know what’s an awesome song, “Damn You Look Good And I’m Drunk” by a favorite band of mine, Cobra Starship. One of the chorus verses is “You’re the kinda girl to take home to mom, if my momma was dead”.

  • A.D.

    Nice bomb for Ransom

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

    Wilson que?

    • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com steve

      Wilson quien

  • bklynJT

    Say hello to Shane Spencer of yesteryear

  • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com steve

    The HR was nice and all, but did it really deserve a curtain call? It’s not like it was his first MLB at-bat.

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

    That’s awesome. Ransom’s done his time, I’m happy for him.

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

      Heh, they just the episode with that clip on this past week.

  • Ivan

    Congradulation Ransom.

    • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com steve

      (sigh)

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

    Clay Buchholz demoted to mop up duty. Hah.

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

      Punk ass biotch.

    • Ivan

      You know you done a bad job pitching when you get replace by Paul Byrd.

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

      And he managed to give up a run in an inning of work.

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

    Isn’t it just amusing how the Mets’ faithful gets so excited up after their team sweeps teams like the Rockies, Giants, Nationals, and the trade depleted Pirates?

    • Ivan

      I was watching the the Wheel House on SNY, and they ask who was the better team? And they were saying the mets when they are beating teams likethe nats and pirates, and the yanks struggling. At full strength the yanks are better.

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

        They traded for Luis Ayala this morning, another one of Omar’s boys from his Washington/Montreal days.

        Somehow he makes their pen best worse, not better.

    • zs190

      I don’t know. I know I would be very excited if we swept the Royals and later Orioles. We need these games badly.

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

      Rays are doing pretty well then, huh?

      • Ivan

        with the yanks money.

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

        Seattle and Detroit … not so much.

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

    hey guys where is matsui gonna bat?? 5th/. maybe 7t? move cano down.

    • Joey

      5th/6th? I wonder if they’d put him above Nady

      • Joey H

        i definately wouldnt, personally speaking i would feel comfortable with nady hitting 2nd in my lineup

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

      Ease him back in, bat him 7th behind Nady at first.

  • bklynJT

    Melky Who?

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

    Blowouts galore in the A.L. East, BAL leads DET 14-5.

    • Ivan

      Man Detroit sucks.

      • bklynJT

        We were on the other end of that shoe a couple of times..

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

    Wait, I thought Boston’s rookie starters never fail. I thought they knew what they were doing and will never endure growing pains with a rookie pitcher. I thought they were winning the young arms race against the Yanks.

    So weird then that Paul Byrd has a rotation spot before Clay Buchholz and Justin Masterson.

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

      Buchholz threw 21 pitches in his inning of work today, 12 strikes.

  • Joey

    Lincecum: 7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 10 K

    He is beyond sick

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

    Chris Britton kinda sucks.

    • Joey

      and all this time we thought Girardi just hated fat people

  • dkidd

    way off topic, but is anyone having a better season under the radar than aubrey huff?

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

      I don’t think so.

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

      McCann?

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

        Best offensive player at his position this year, you really think people haven’t noticed? I sure hope not.

    • Joey

      There is no such thing as “way off topic” in RAB game threads!

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

    Wow, Alex Rios will probably have a 15/35/45 season.

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

      What is that, homers/doubles/steals?

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

        HR/SB/2B

        That’s how crazy it is, he had four doubles today alone to give him 36.

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

    These Raymor & Flanagan commercials are freakin’ weird. It’s furniture, why so dramatic?

  • Ivan

    So you guys admit it, that Britton sucks.

  • Joey

    Okay, later Hughes is going, its been a good weekend

    • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com steve

      Pitching like crap.