Game 129: Perfect Timing

Pags: Pavano could be useful
Wright, Zambrano make their case

How many of you remember this day? I know I sure do, it was awesome. Coming off of two consecutive seasons of at least 201 IP, Pavano was just entering his prime at age 28, and looked every bit the part of the young, workhorse starter the Yanks needed. It was glorious.

Then the injuries came. First it was rotator cuff tendonitis. Then it was the infamous bruised buttocks. Then it was broken ribs in a car accident. Then it was Tommy John surgery. Aside from the bruised hiney, all the injures were serious. But no one cares. Because of Brian Cashman‘s complete and utter inability to predict the future, Pavano’s tenure as a Yankee didn’t go as planned. With a grand total of 5 Yankee wins in 4 years under his belt, Pavano returns tonight right when the Yankees need him most.

Ironically, injuries are what force Pavano to the bump tonight, as Joba and Danny Giese are riding the DL pine. With only 34 games remaining and a 5.5 game deficit in the Wildcard staring the team in the face, Pavano returns at a time in which he can redeem himself the most. All the Yanks are asking of the now 32-year old Pavano is to keep them in games. If he does that, he will surpass everyone expectations.

The Yanks are 4-2 in their last 6 games; let’s keep this little hot streak going.

1. Damon, CF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Nady, LF
7. Matsui, DH
8. Cano, 2B
9. Pudge, C

And on the mound, (I can’t believe I’m actually saying this) Carl Pavano.

Notes: Billy Traber, one of the most useless players the Yanks have had in recent years, was shipped to Triple-A to make room for Pavano … Boston already lost, so the Yanks have a golden opportunity to gain ground in the WC … top prospect Austin Jackson was placed on the DL with a minor back issue …

Pags: Pavano could be useful
Wright, Zambrano make their case
  • Ivan

    Jeremy Guthrie a pitcher who took years to develop and even let go by the Indians is now become a solid pitcher for the last two years. See guys never give up on young pitchers too quickly.

    • bill

      He throws in the mid-90’s. Kennedy doesnt. I’ll never give up on Hughes though

      • Radnom

        You would think the professional scouts hired by the Yankees who drafted him in the first round just two years ago and then sent him up through the minors in only a year would have realized that there is an exact velocity cutoff required to being an effective pitcher.

        Oh wait, thats dumb.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Bill:

        Intelligence > Command > Stuff/Movement > Mechanics > Velocity.

        • bill

          That’s really helped Kennedy so far

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            Thanks for totally missing the point.

  • Cam

    “Because of Brian Cashman’s complete and utter inability to predict the future”

    Haha, awesome line.

  • IvanS

    Does anyone know when teams assign players to the arizona fall league? I’ll be in the area and want to know who the Yankees will have there.

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

      Usually mid-September or so.

  • Ben C

    W 7IP 5H 1ER 6K 3BB

  • phil

    haha! If you read the rest of the transactions on that 2004 link, you’ll see the Indians signed Billy Traber to a minor-league deal…

    • Nickel

      And he pitched a 1-hitter against the Yankees in his rookie season? Were the Yankees jet lagged that day or something?

  • Ivan

    If Pavano give us 5IP of 3 run ball, I’ll sign for that.

  • Joey H

    for the first time in 128 games, yesterday i was watching a team that had life and looked like they were enjoying hitting. i think its officially crunch time. lets get it done boys.

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

      So what about the other sixty-seven times? Were they just lallygagging their way about those victories?

      • AndrewYF

        The Yankees didn’t win, the other teams just lost.

        • Joey H

          thats exactly the point inessence. its hard for me to think of a fuckin game where they got in a hole in a game they were supposed to win and looked like they were going loose but when it was all said and done, they prevailed. once ranson hit that homerun every player looked alot more pepped.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            Damn straight. Before the win last night, the Bombers hadn’t looked good since ol’ Kid Elberfeld and Wee Willie Keeler went for back-to-back triples off Mordecai Three Finger Brown back it aught-six!

  • bill

    Great day on the TV for me. Yankees-Orioles on YES, and Giants-Jets on CBS. I’m predicting a win for the Jints, but I’m not so sure about the Yanks. Guthrie is tough

  • bill

    Why is Giambi still in the 5-hole?

    • Joey H

      cuase matsui is obviously not ready yet

      • bill

        Put Nady there

        • LiveFromNewYork

          I’ve been saying that for….days now.

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

    Let’s see how my Giants do against Brett Favre and 52 other guys.

    • Geno

      If they play anything like they did last week, they’ll destroy them.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Thursday….Pats reunion…yeah baby.

  • bill

    Nice pass by Manning. I’m predicting a monster season

  • bill

    Oh crap. A three-and-out

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

      First-inning runs are so not clutch.

      • bill

        I was talking about the Giants

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

    Unclutch.

  • bill

    Brett Favre will spend the night on his ass

  • Geno

    What’s the over/under on Pavano’s inning total this game before he gets a boo boo? I’m going to say 5 innings.

  • Manimal

    A. He missed a homerun by inches again.
    B. He was gunned, I can’t believe he got under the tag.

  • bill

    JUST missed a 2-run jack

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Nice.

  • bill

    We got this one in the bag

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

    Brett Favre, meet Justin Tuck.

    • bill

      What he got sacked?

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

        Yessir.

        • bill

          I love their defense. Tuck could have been Super Bowl MVP

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

    Usually shit like this happens to the Yanks. Nice to see them have an inning like this for once.

  • Radnom

    Meachum caught a lucky brake

  • Ivan

    Good Start.

  • bill

    It must be nice having a 2-0 lead your first time back after a year

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

    I love the third week of preseason games, the starters ply the most here.

    • bill

      When will we see Burress? He’s my favorite player

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

        He’s probably going to sit out the entire preseason, his ankle is still not up to par.

        • bill

          He had a monster year last year on one leg

  • bill

    I think he hurt himself walking to the mound

    • LiveFromNewYork

      We need him to be good.

  • Ivan

    It just doesn’t sound believable, Carl Pavano pitching tonight.

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

    Wow, I forgot how freakin’ big Pavano was.

  • bill

    Man this sucks, I wish either the Giants or the Yanks played at 1

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Here comes the beginning of the most unlikely perfect game ever thrown in ML history.

    You can’t spell no-no without Pavano Pavano.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      DAMNIT CANO!

      • bill

        He wouldnt have gotten him

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        DAMNIT CANO, YOU ARE SO FREAKING GOOD!

  • joe

    Is seeing a Pavano pitch as historic as the moon walk?

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

    Anyone else find Carl Pavano’s windup similar to that of Phil Hughes’ own?

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

      Pavano’s delivery is definitely different than I remember. Much more upright than I remember.

  • Ivan

    Pavano, just give the yanks a solid start.

  • Ben C

    there goes the perfect game/no-hitter

  • McCaff

    who is this carl pavano guy? Is this his major league debut? The scouting reports ive got on him say hes extremely durable and a guy with a warrior mentality. Is this true?

  • Ivan

    No Kay, Hughes will be called up soon.

  • bill

    He’s nibbling

  • bill

    Please get a DP

  • Ivan

    Is Kay becoming Pavano apologist.

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

    Nice play by Robbie.

  • Ivan

    What a lazy play by Cano.

  • bill

    Yeah Cano!

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

    If Bowa was here that would have resulted in a run for the Yankees.

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

    Larry Bowa, eat your heart out.

  • Manimal

    hahahah great password for the league mike.

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

      Heh, thanks.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        I would have also accepted “dustinstolemyluckycharms”

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

          Originally I wanted to go with Dustin PEDroida.

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            Kevin Yuckillis?
            David Orcheats?

  • bill

    Didnt Mo have TJ surgery in the minors?

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

      Yeah, but technically it wasn’t TJ because the ligament was completely torn, just partially. That’s what Chris Garcia had. For all intents and purposes, it’s Tommy John surgery.

      • bill

        I cant wait to see Brackman pitch

  • LiveFromNewYork

    The last button on my remote is getting a work out.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Just like Carl Pavano.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        My last button is more reliable.

        • bill

          Do you have FiOs?

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

    OK Pavano, you showed us your little Houdini impersonation, now get to work.

  • Ivan

    Hey guys, where would you rank TJS in the history of medical procedure/medicine?

    Top 20?

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

      Maybe top 20 in sports medicine, but there’s been too much really groundbreaking shit in medicine for TJ to be top 20. It’s not exactly a life saving procedure.

      • Ivan

        yea forgot to say sports.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      #19.

      1) Boob Job
      2) Boob Job
      3) Boob Job
      4) Boob Job
      5) Boob Job
      6) Boob Job
      7) Boob Job
      8) Boob Job
      9) Boob Job
      10) Boob Job
      11) Boob Job
      12) Boob Job
      13) Boob Job
      14) Boob Job
      15) Boob Job
      16) Boob Job
      17) Boob Job
      18) Boob Job
      19) Tommy John Surgery
      20) Liposuction and Boob Job 2-fer-1 special

      • bill

        ?????

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

    What kind of madman puts 10 hotdogs in pack when the buns only come in packages of 8??? What has the world come too.

    • joe

      What was that from?

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

        From my kitchen, I just opened a pack of hotdogs and there’s 10 of ’em in there. What am I supposed to do with the last 2?

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

      I’m not watching the YES feed, is that what Mr. “Will the clouds break my fall?” is talking about?

    • Manimal

      As a price chopper employee, I have no fucking clue why that is.

      • joe

        I used to work at grand union, clearly we are enemies

  • bill

    Mora is good

  • bill

    No way!

  • Ivan

    Great play by the SS.

  • bill

    What! How does Brett Farve outrun you!

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

    Command is the last thing to come back after TJ, and Pavano’s proving that tonight. Too many balls up in the zone.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Too many balls up in the zone was Alyssa Milano’s problem too.

    • bill

      I guess AA hitters would swing and miss at those pitches

    • Ivan

      that’s what killed Liriano the beginning of the year.

  • bill

    You aint goin nowhere Thomas Jones

  • bill

    Oh shit! Osi

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

    Oh fuck, Osi Umenyiora is injured.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      i missed it, what happened?

    • Manimal

      Noooo what happened its not on TV in MA. I would personally prefer watching the giants over the yankees right now.

    • bill

      At least he didnt have to lie on the cart. But still, FUCK!!

  • bill

    Throw your fucking sinker

  • Ivan

    see-eye hit right there.

  • BigBlueAL

    The Yankees have cornered the market on no strikeouts right-handed starters who give up 10 hits an inning…

  • Ivan R.

    Ugh. I don’t want to see this guy anymore.

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

    In all seriousness, if I would have told you in March that Clay Buchholz, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy would combine to be 2-17 with a 7.52 ERA & 1.87 WHIP at the end of August, would you have believed me?

    • Ivan

      nah. it has been pretty shocking.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      I would have said, “Oh, yeah, sure, and Justin Duchscherer will be an All-Star, Dice-K will go 15-2, and Cliff Lee will win the Cy Young! What a crackhead you are!!!”

      • Ivan

        Dice-K is 15-2 despite the fact he walks the ballpark.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    What the fuck is Johnny Damon doing EVERY calling ANYBODY off?

  • Ivan

    Damon’s arm suck but what ya gonna do.

    • Yankee1010

      Let Nady catch it when he’s standing right under it.

  • bill

    Why did Damon call him off? He’s not throwin anyone out

  • bill

    This is a nightmare. I cant believe Osi went down

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

      What happened?

      • bill

        Knee. He got pulled down chasing Favre

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Nothing broken, though, right? Just a sprain or strain? Have they said anything yet? More details, please.

    • Ivan

      Ha Ha.

      • bill

        That’s fucked up. Your Eagles arent going anywhere. When your running back is also your best reciever, you have problems

        • Ivan

          Ha Ha part is a joke that’s one.

          Second, the Eagles got some ballers. If McNabb is healthy though.

          Besides you gotta admit, Westbrook is just sick. Yea our recievers aren’t great but hey hopefully the reciever the Eagles draft from Cal can pan out.

          Shit, don’t sleep on the Eagles.

          • bill

            ZZZZZZ

            • Ivan

              okay The Eagles will just be the alarm.

              • bill

                Nah but seriously, do you think realistically you can finish ahead of the Jints and the ‘Boys?

                • Ivan

                  Not the Boys, but sure I think the Eagles can finish ahead of the Giants.

                • bill

                  I think the boys are alotta media hype

                • Ivan

                  you can make that arguement, and they tend to feel themselves too much but they are loaded.

                • bill

                  “Hard Knocks” and shit, they act like they won the Super Bowl. When was the last postseason game they won?

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Seriously, what happened? Everytime I turn back to CBS, they’re at commercial. What did he hurt and how?

  • Yankee1010

    I can’t stand watching this team play with their heads so far up their asses every night. What the hell is DAmon doing there? Those last 2 runs are on him.

  • Ivan

    Manny Ramirez once drove in 162 RBI’s in one season.

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

      Hack Wilson drove in 191 runs in 155 games back in 1930. Single-season record.

      • bill

        AL record 184 by Gehrig in one season

  • Ivan R.

    Pavano is a piece of shit. Take your money and go away, Carl. I don’t want to see your face ever again.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      There is no love for C-Pav

  • MJM

    Wasn’t that ball in the dirt? No tag or throw to first.

  • bill

    This is a nightmare day. AJax on the DL, Osi injured, and the Yanks are losing. FUCK!

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

    Charleston’s already scored 20 runs today, and it’s not even the 3rd inning of the second game of their doubleheader yet.

    • bill

      are you fuckin serious?

  • Ivan

    They better call him out.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Is Osi hurt? they’re not saying anything except fakking favre right now

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    DAMNIT, THERE”S TOO MUCH STUFF HAPPENING IN BOTH OF THESE GAMES AT ONCE!

    I need an extra brain and two extra eyes to follow this shit…

  • MJM

    I think we caught a break…I thought the rule was that the batter can go to first at just about ayn point prior to getting to the dugout.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    If Osi is hurt, it’s because Pavano was pitching.

  • bill

    I thought he already struck out

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Jets just lost a TD. ha.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Is Joe West really wearing “The West Vest”?

    Yeeesh.

    • bill

      He thinks he’s a cowboy

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Jets punting.

  • Manimal

    The lamp on my 52 inch DLP just blew. Fuck.

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

      That sucks, happened to us when I was in school. Middle of the AFC Championship game too.

  • Ivan

    Abreu tried to play it off.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    That was a clutch HBP.

  • bill

    Guthrie is a fuckin cunt

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

      Good form

    • Ivan

      I saw that on TV.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      No anger management in Coo-ba

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        The whole island is all hopped up on cigars.

  • bill

    If I were A-Rod, I would be lookin for a homeplate collision or second base collision

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

    That’s why Giambi’s batting 5th. He is good at not making outs.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Mike, you can take your tongue out of your cheek now.

      Seriously, it’s about fucking time he hit one hard there… although, technically, it still wasn’t with RISP, was it?

  • bill

    Yeah Giambi! get revenge

  • pete

    you know, you guys can complan all you want about pavano, but if you look at the numbers, he’s actually one of the top pitchers in the modern era, behind only clemens and irabu

    • bill

      ???

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

    That’s how you get payback for them back hitting A-Rod.

  • MJM

    FWIW…here’s the rule on that dropped third strike:

    Rule 6.09(b) Comment: A batter who does not realize his situation on a third strike not caught, and who is not in the process of running to first base, shall be declared out once he leaves the dirt circle surrounding home plate.

    I took another look at the play and Mora had JUST reached the grass before he took off running.

    • Manimal

      I knew that was a rule in little league but with some of the clumsyness of some major leaguers (cano,manny, ect) I thought it would be different.

  • Manimal

    LMAO, as I was plugging in my Direct TV HD reciever downstairs to the 32 inch LCD, first thing I see is Giambi’s swing.

  • bill

    He should have stayed in the box longer and watched it go. Pavano should plunk Mora now

  • bill

    42 yard FG attempt

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Calvin “The MSM all agrees he’s a bust” Pace is abusing David Diehl.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Josh Houston did not hit the field goal. DAMMIT

  • bill

    No fuckin good ….

  • Ivan

    Super Bowl predictions anyone?

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Jaguars beat the Cowboys. Seriously. Don’t sleep on the Jags.

      Oh yeah, and the Dolphins lose 17 games.

      • Ivan

        Chargers Vs. CowBoys (I wanna pick the Eagles but Im not, so I go Boys)

        Chargers winning it all.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Even with Merriman with two torn knee ligaments?

          Take Merriman away, that defense gets much, much worse.

          • Ivan

            Yea, I like their corners alot. And their D is better than what people think.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

              Their corners only look good because Merriman’s pressure let’s them gamble. Cromartie is a beast, but we’ll see how effective he is with no passrush.

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

                It’s like Shaun Ellis. The only reason he was ever any good was because John Abraham was on the other end. Ellis has been useless without J-Abe.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

                  Co-sign. Abe was my dude.

          • Ivan

            Plus Rivers shown me alot in the playoffs especially against the Pats with one leg.

            Besides, Roethlisberger, Eli and Rivers came out of the same draft, and two of them have SB rings, I think it’s about time for Rivers to get one.

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

      I’ll say Steelers vs Cowboys.

  • bill

    No score after a half. Now its a battle of the trash

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

    How retarded is it that JT O’Sullivan is going to start for the 49ers, not Alex Smith?

    • bill

      Haha what a joke. I bet you that lasts like two games

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Seeing as how Alex Smith is/was probably nothing more than a figment of Urban Meyer’s imagination, it’s not that retarded. Smith and David Carr were both horrid 1st overall picks.

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

        Agreed on Smith. I thought Carr had a chance, but apparently the Texans never got the memo that a good offensive line is a necessity, not a luxury.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          And Carr never got the memo that NFL quarterbacks shouldn’t throw the ball like Chad Bradford and Byung-Hyun Kim.

      • Ivan

        Carr had alot of talent, unfortunately the Texas didn’t know how to build O-Line.

        I’ll still give Smith a chance. He has shown flashes in the past. It took Brees a while to become a very good QB.

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

          Look at that Chargers-Falcons trade now, that’s the definition of a bold move that worked out for the Bolts.

          LT + Brees >>>>>>>> Vick

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            LT is amazing that he’s able to be as productive as he is, as long as he has, in a position that burns through players like matchsticks.

            • Ivan

              He’s just sick. I was really mad when the media killed him after the AFC Championship game.

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

                I remember the game he rushed for a TD, received a pass for a TD, and threw a TD. That’s just showing off.

  • bill

    Nice sinker

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

    Nice clean inning for Pav-dog.

    • bill

      Will AJax play again this year?

      • Manimal

        if it is just fatigue than yes. JD drew’s backspasm’s ended up being herniated disks so you can’t tell yet.

        • bill

          I wonder if he hurt it making a web gem catch. I heard he has the glove

  • Manimal

    I just realized Pudge caught Pavano in their time with the Marlins.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Pudge, Pavano, Beckett, Brad Penny, Derrek Lee, Mike Lowell, Ugueth Urbina, A.J. Burnett…
      …plus Dontrelle Willis, Braden Looper, Luis Castillo and Juan Pierre before they all started to suck…

      And a rookie Miguel Cabrera who couldn’t even get PT.

      That team was stacked… but somehow, we are remembered for losing to them more than they’re remembered for beating us.

      Huh.

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

        I remember Pierre bunting for the single on the very first pitch of the series. That had the Yanks on their toes all series, the defense never looked comfortable.

        • Ivan

          Boy that WS just feels like a long time ago.

      • BigBlueAL

        Miguel Cabrera got plenty of PT, Mike Lowell was the one who couldnt get PT once he came back from his injury right before the playoffs started.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          True, that’s right.

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

    Oh I know the answer to the trivia question, it was Sir Sid.

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

      Thank you, thank you.

    • bill

      You looked that up

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

        I didn’t, I kid you not. I remembered it because I remember taking turns cursing Sid’s and Pavano’s names.

        • bill

          Who is a better defensive CFer, AJax or Melky?

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

            Jackson, he actually gets good jumps on the ball.

            • bill

              Who would you compare him to in the big leagues?

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

                Mike Cameron, but Ajax’s D isn’t as ridiculously good as Camy’s.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

                  As long as his O is ridiculously better than Cameron’s, sign me up.

                • bill

                  Can AJax be a 20-20 guy?

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

                  20-20’s doable, he might even be capable of 30-30 in his prime.

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

                  30-30’s not all that inspiring anymore.

                • bill

                  Even with the huge left field in Yankee Stadium?

            • pete

              you know this how?

              • pete

                re: jackson getting good jumps on the ball

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

                  That’s what I’ve heard and read. I could be dead wrong about his D though.

  • bill

    Man Pudge CANNOT hit a fastball

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

      Man Pudge CANNOT hit a fastball

      There, fixed.

      • bill

        He has done NOTHING since he got here

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Other than spell Jose Molina. You can’t throw only one catcher out there every day, they’d die. Remember, if not for him, we’d still be running Chad Moeller out there.

          Pudge’s 14 games here: .237/.275/.342
          Moeller’s last 14 games: .125/.222/.188

  • bill

    I think he didnt want to throw him a 3-1 pitch down the plate

  • Ivan

    payback?

  • bill

    No shit Michael Kay

  • Ivan

    Almost a web gem.

  • bill

    That would have been a #1 web gem

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

    The Jets have been called for four illegal formation penalties on offense. Eric Mangini is going to be a bloody stmp by the time he’s finished breaking off his limbs in people’s asses.

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

    Fucking Dustin Keller.

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

      Offensive Rookie of the Year.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Mendenhall wouldn’t shock me.

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

          I can see that too, great pick by the Steelers.

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

    Not for nothing, but Pavano’s showing some balls with the way he’s battling. He could have easily just folded up the tent and given up.

  • bill

    Brett Marshall 2IP 1H 0R 3K Lassiter 0-3 I like Marshall and I think Lassiter will be Jeter’s heir

  • bill

    Man Markakis is a helluva player

  • Nickel

    K-Pav :-P

  • Marc

    Wow, he struck out the side! Who is that pitcher?!

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

    Dustin Keller, meet Kenny Phillips. I love Phillips and I’m glad he took Tiki’s #21.

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

    Send him out there for the 5th? I say yes.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      What do you think Pavano’s pitch count is? 300? 350?

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

      Yes, he deserves the win, as stupid as the stat may be.

    • Ivan

      yea, besides I did call for 5IP of 3 run ball.

      Wow Girardi is a better QB than Grossman/Orton.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      yes

      lets go jints

    • LiveFromNewYork

      yes

      lets go jints carr sucks

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Who is calling the jints game?

    • bill

      Ian Eagle, also does the Nets

  • bill

    God we cant let Clemens score on us

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      You think there’s any chance that Girardi does the ol’ football toss drill to Pavano? I say no chance in hell.

      Pavano: “Hey, throw me one, Joe!”
      Girardi: “Sit the fuck down, you china doll.”

    • Ivan

      Beware of the Colombine QB.

  • bill

    We cant lose to the Jets

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Yeah, since this game totally counts and all.

      • bill

        Its still embarassing

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

          Not at all. I’m a Jets fan, and I don’t plan on popping any champagne tonight.

          It’s the preseason. It’s like a foot massage, it don’t mean shit.

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

            Were u suprised by the Favre trade

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

              Happily. It was made even better when we dumped Pennington, and made even better still when the idiot Dolphins made him their starter.

              That’s like a stripper giving YOU money.

              • bill

                Watch out. Week 1 …. Pennington will be dangerous

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

                I liked Pennington. He threw like a girl after all those surgeries, but he’s a really smart QG and one tough mofo.

                • bill

                  I was joking about Pennington. He has balls though

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

      It’s preseason, who cares.

  • bill

    Maybe Girardi can be the backup QB to Eli

  • bill

    Yes penalty!

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

    David Carr, it’s called a fucking internal clock. Develop one you sack o’ shit.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      seriously

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

    They should lock up this Pavano kid through his arbitration years.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Yeah. They can sign him to a 4 year, negative 39.95 million dollar contract.

  • bill

    Where the fuck is the o-line?

  • Ivan

    almost.

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

    Check out Carl Pavano gutting out 5 innings.

  • Nickel

    Gee, Pavano does pretty good when he’s on 500 days rest.

    • Steve

      Hahahahahah! Nice!

    • LiveFromNewYork

      that time in the recliner did him good.

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

      Well done.

      • Manimal

        nothing compared to when I called the exact time of when the allstar game ended.

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

          Yeah no kidding, that was one of the cooler moments in RAB history.

  • Steve

    Anyone see this Video?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM-1YZbYCHo

    A Cuban Taekwondo fighter was disqualified, he starts yelling at the referee and then gives him a kick in the face.

    Ahhh. . . the Olympic spirit.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      mike posted that above.

      jints FINALLY with an interception

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

        I only had a picture though, he’s got video.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          the whole thing is just freaky enough. kicking a referee.

          • Steve

            Freaky, but kinda hilarious at the same time.

        • Steve

          I worked my fingers to the bone, sifting through YOUTUBE and this is the thanks I get. Wait till your father gets home.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            thanks Steve. I know how hard that youtube sifting can be. seriously thanks.

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

    Check out the Jints’ Defensive End, Renaldo Wynn, getting an INT.

    • bill

      Did they get a big return?

      • Manimal

        no gain but it was intercepted on the jets 30. They just scored a TD by Bradshaw. Kids a beast when you got Jacobs early on knocking them the fuck out.

  • bill

    Guthrie is on a roll

  • bill

    Ooh, he got away with one there

  • bill

    Fuck yeah! Bradshaw baby

  • bill

    Zambrano is pitching well in Trenton tonight

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

      So is chase Wright in Scranton.

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

    So some combination of Veras, Marte & Edwar for the 7th and 8th, then Mo. An insurance run or to would be nice.

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

      There we are.

    • Nickel

      Solid job by Bruney.

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

    Hit-Deki!

  • Marc

    Gonezilla!

  • bill

    Godzilla!

  • bill

    What the fuck is Cano swinging at

  • Ivan

    Matsui

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

    Oh my God. David Carr literally thinks he has the Great Wall of China as his offensive line. Get rid of he ball you jackass.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      what you said

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

      Oh, I saw The Usual Suspects last night. Good flick, but I saw the twist coming a mile away. I can see how it would have thrown the audience for a lopp back in’95, though.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Eli is such a model citizen.

    The nice thing about football commentators is they don’t normally do that background story crap like they do in baseball.

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

    Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.

    David Carr is the most inept person in sports. He literally has no internal clock to speak of. What the fuck is wrong with him?

    • Ivan

      You hate David Car don’t you.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        yes

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

        Dude, if you are seeing what I’m seeing right now, you would want to ring this guy’s neck. There’s nothing more frustrating in sports than watching a pitcher who can’t throw strikes and a QB with no awareness of the pass rush.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    How does a game played 2 months ago become a classic?

    • Marc

      When you upset a team that is a lock for 19-0. Duh

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I was talking about the Yankee/Red Sox game that is on Yankee Classics

        • Marc

          I just realized you said 2 months, not 7 hah. Disregard me being an idiot

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

      It’s been a bit of a down year.

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

      Who cares how long ago it was? You telling me that Joba game (if that’s the game you’re referring to) isn’t a classic?

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

        I missed the like, 2nd through 6th innings of that game. That was the night of the Nady trade, and I was busy trying to dig up names and stuff.

        • Ivan

          The Nady trade happen on Pettitte’s start.

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

            Nope, Joba’s:

            http://riveraveblues.com/2008/07/25/game-102-no-mercy-3380/

            Read through the comments.

            • Ivan

              your right, nady made his yankee debut on pettitte’s start.

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

            Nah, it happened that Friday night. It was Joba’s game.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        we obviously have a different definition of classic

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

    I tell you what, Ratliff should backup Favre, not Clemens.

    • Ivan

      Clemens is a Colobine QB who came from a system that makes QB always look good.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Dude, the difference between the COMBINE and COLUMBINE is so titanically huge… please stop fucking that word up.

  • Ivan

    I guess Met fans are starting to notice that John Maine isn’t as great as they thought he was.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      please don’t bring another game into this clusterfk tonight

  • bill

    Woodson to Manningham!

    • LiveFromNewYork

      that was nice.

      • bill

        I think he was a steal

  • bill

    Well at least the Colts always have bad preseason records

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

    Exchange that just took place betwen the CBS announcers:

    Guy 1: “That looks like a pretty good show (Worst Week). There’s a lot of buzz surrounding that pilot.”

    Guy 2: “Oh, he’s a pilot?

    Guy 1: “No, no [you fucking idiot], the show.”

    • bill

      Over/under: Giants 10 wins?

      • Ben C

        over.

      • Ivan

        over. 11 wins I say.

  • bill

    Arod been havin some tough luck lately

  • Marc

    Someone please tell the fucking announcers for the orioles to shut the fuck up!!! God I hate away games on mlb.tv

    • Ivan

      what they saying?

    • bill

      What r they saying?

  • Nady Nation

    Jamal, what exactly happened to Osi? Any word on him? I just got a massive amount of texts from my panicked friends while I was at dinner saying he was carted off. I’m currently shitting bricks

  • bill

    Woodson got a mean hitch

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

    the jets win!!!

    • bill

      FUCK!!

  • bill

    I’m very disappointed as a Jints fan, especially with Osi’s injury

    • LiveFromNewYork

      hopefully Osi is okay

  • Ivan

    My NFL Picks:

    AFC East: Pats
    N: Steelers
    S: Colts
    W: Chargers
    WC: Jets, Titans

    NFC East: Boys
    N: Vikings
    S: TB
    W: Cardnals
    WC: Eagles Giants.

    • bill

      I pretty much agree

  • bill

    Its a joke Sherrill made the AllStar team and Moose didnt

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

    nasty…

    • bill

      Our bullpen has been suprisingly great this year

      • Ivan

        specifically Veras.

        • bill

          He’s nasty

          • bill

            Yanks pen: #1 in K’s in the AL

            • Nickel

              Cryin’ shame to not take that bullpen into October.

              • bill

                Maybe Pavano will help us hehe

  • LiveFromNewYork

    how stupid is the wave?

    • bill

      I shamefully participated in it at the Stadium

  • bill

    Where the fuck was that pitch?

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

    wasn’t dellin or jairo supposed to throw today for charleston?

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

      Betances threw the second game of the doubleheader today. Jairo’s away from the team, death in the family.

      • bill

        Oh thats what it is

    • bill

      Dellin did. I think they mightve shut Jairo down: havent seen him pitch in weeks

  • BigBlueAL

    Lets get to the real news of the day, Joe Biden as Obama’s running mate!!!!

    j/k

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

      that was his best option. period. and this comes from a rabid Hillary fan.

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

    Just created my Fantasy team, Alex Cora Wins Games, how you like the name?

    • BigBlueAL

      Surprised you didnt name your team “The Mets Suck” or “I Hate the Fuckin Mets”

    • Will

      I like it, but no Julio Lugo “Epic Fail” reference?

  • bill

    Maybe little Mo will be a Yankee pitcher like big Mo

  • bill

    At least the X-rays were negative on Osi. The Jets cant beat the Giants with their full, healthy team. The Jints will win at least 11 games

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

    Mike Francessa at his home right now: “Joba still needs to be in the bullpen.”

    • bill

      Go to youtube and type in Mike Francesa. One video he says cunt and another he completely contradicts himself

  • bill

    Yeah bitch!

  • Nickel

    Okay…I’ve been watching the game with the sound off. Who’s the kid?

    • bill

      lil Mo

      • Nickel

        Thanks.

  • Nady Nation

    Lil God is such a pimp

  • BigBlueAL

    I hope Mariano’s son realizes how damn lucky he is that Mo is his father….

  • BigBlueAL

    Hey guys I just saw on Baseball Tonight coming up their All-Little Guy team, Im sure everyone’s favorite Dustin Pedroia will make the team.

    • bill

      I hate that bitch

  • bill

    Did the Metsies win?

    • BigBlueAL

      Lost 8-3.

      • bill

        Yes, and the Phillies won too

  • bill

    Carl Pavano: Chevy Player of the Game

  • bill

    Man I love John Sterling

  • bill

    Coke pitched a perfect inning tonight for SWB. He’s having a monster year in the minors, he should replace Traber, who only pitches mop up duty