Aug
29

Game 134: Better late than never

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Enjoy the game y’all.

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, Carl “hey look, he didn’t miss a start” Pavano.

Categories : Game Threads
  • bill

    Mike: Do you think the Jays rushed Snider? He was hitting .260 or so in AA (albeit with 20 HR’s) and they promoted him to AAA. After a few weeks there with decent numbers, they call him up. Meanwhile, AJax was hitting about .290 in AA, and the Yanks dont even promote him to AAA. Can you please explain this to me, because AJax has responded to challenges well in his short minor league career.

    • A.D.

      I’d say .344 in AAA is better than “decent”, but it was only in 64 at-bats, it was a need job I figure than anything else, plus theres no pressure on someone being called up for Toronto, he’s not getting called up to fight in a pennant race, just to see what they have

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

      Snider is an excellent hitting prospect, probably the best behind Wieters. JP’s trying to save his job, which is why he’s up.

      • bill

        Gotcha. I think the Yanks shouldve promoted Jackson to AAA though

        • steve

          jeez man, we get it you want to promote jackson. he’ll probably get called up for the playoffs.

      • Pops

        Wieters is the man

  • A.D.

    Big G back in the line-up

  • A.D.

    Apparently Beckett actually is okay

    • Joe

      I’m happy to hear that, but can’t he have something less serious, like a really bad hangnail, or a bad paper cut between his fingers

      • bill

        I’m sad to hear that

  • kunaldo

    have you guys noticed the foolish media people who are freaking out that joba is initially going to come back in the bullpen? frankly, they’re being moronic(the media people) b/c they dont realize that he has to be stretched out before he can start, and since they’d rather use his quality innings up here, they’re going to have him stretched out from the pen first…

    and then those people who just flat out say he should be shut down if the yanks are out of it…well, if he’s healthy(and the doctors will determine that), he NEEDS to pitch because he needs to get his innings up so that he can actually be a full time starter next year

    sorry, i just wanted to vent because Brandon Tierney was saying some stupid ish this morn, and no one called in and put him in his place

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

      Yeah, people are retarded on both counts. “The doctors say he’s perfectly heathy and he feels great during his bullpens, but let’s shut him down anyway because that seems like something a smart GM would do.”

      • Joe

        Speaking of people being retarded check this out http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....id=3560113, Christ on a Crutch!

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

          WTF is wrong with people?

          • Joe

            I work with abused children. Man, the stuff people do to their kids is beyond unreal

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

              I can only imagine. It’s disgusting, and pieces of shit like that should be locked up for all eternity.

              • Joe

                Nah, 99.9 % of the parents had the same happen to them, if not worse. It’s a pretty vicious cycle, you show them a little love and give them some family therapy and most feel horrible about what they did.

                • http://thebronxbombersblog.com Vin R.

                  as if it wasn’t bad enough, their wasnt a few teammates or a coach that could have done something?

      • kunaldo

        yeah…there’s a reason these “pundits” aren’t GMs

  • Joe

    Sleep prospect Victor Zambrano climbing up the company ladder to AAA today.

    • A.D.

      moving on up

    • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com steve

      Getting hit hard.

  • Jake H

    I hate watching Pavano.

  • A.D.

    20…watch out Vlad

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

    A-Rod is so unclutch. Only more years of this shit.

    Oh wait, that was Jeter. He’s awesome, great play making the SS and 2B waste that energy, that will help the Yanks later in the game.

    • A.D.

      grinders make defenders field the ball, A-Rod blows because he hits too many home runs, no one has to defend then, it doesn’t make things happen

      • kunaldo

        haha the sad part is some people probably believe these things!

  • Jake H

    I love how they don’t grind at bats against a guy who’s dominated them. 9 pitches it pathetic.

  • A.D.

    Obviously there has been a lot made about money ball, but as the A’s and other “money ball teams” haven’t been as successful of late i wonder if there will be a money ball backlash, as people see the anti-money ball teams such as Angels succeed

    • kunaldo

      are they really anti moneyball though?

    • kunaldo

      oh and look at the sawx…they have bill james…and they’ve won 2 of the past 4 world series…

      i def just puked a little in my mouth typing that

  • Pops

    burnetts a yank nex year

    • A.D.

      you’re a bug Burnett fan, I feel like many of your posts I’ve seen lately has something to do with Burnett.

      Yeah he has some nasty stuff, he also has the chance to be Pavano that thorws harder.

      • Pops

        im huge on burnett man.. his stuff is amazing

        • Pops

          than again i see all of his starts vs the yanks and they are flawless but i dont watch him against other teams but i think that era is skeptical.. hes a much bettter pitcher than that

          • Jake K.

            Burnett’s ERA+ this year: 93. His WHIP: 1.41. Yeah, he has stuff. But he’s never put it all together, has a lengthy history of injuries and will likely be seeking huge cash. I would pass.

            • Pops

              well worth 15 mill a year over 4 and the risk with an option or 2

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

                No way. He’s 31 already, just about to come out of his prime.

                Take out his numbers against the Yanks this year, and he’s got a 5.01 ERA & 1.49 WHIP. That’s Ponsonian.

                • Pops

                  hes the man tho

                • Jeremy

                  no he’s not

  • daneptizl

    How did Aceves get on the 40-man roster?

    • Joe

      I still can’t figure it out myself

      • kunaldo

        robertson went down…poor guy

        • Joe

          not off the 40 though, somone had to come off the 40 man right?

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

      They had extra spot open apparently. The official site has the 40-man right at 40.

  • Pops

    thats hard work ethic right there.. showing up late missing batting practice… you only make 27.5 mill a year.. take ur time arod next time dont show up till the 5th inning

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

      He got stuck in traffic, chill out. You’ve never been late to work because of traffic?

      • Pops

        its just funny… you hear that burnett likes the big stage !

        • Steve

          Sure, he’s a free agent. Everyone likes the yanks when they’re FAs.

          BTW-What does it say about his work ethic that he “Gets up for Yankee games” and pitches like shit the rest of the year? Doesn’t sound too professional or committed to me, unless he sees $$$. When a guy is signed to a guaranteed contract, the money no longer motivates him. He’s got it in his pocket at that point.

          Don’t sign him.

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

    Travis Snider should be just starting his junior year of college. Crazy.

    • Pops

      i know… must be a great feeling to be him… i love seeing young guys like him come up

    • Joe

      Sucker, he’s missing out on beer bongs, keg stands, northern lights, cafeteria food, road trips (well I guess he gets those), Toots and the Maytals, and stastistics, man I hated statistics.

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

        Yeah seriously. I wouldn’t trade my college experience for anything.

  • Ivan

    UPDATE, 6:40 p.m.: A-Rod got stuck in traffic today and missed batting practice. But he has arrived at the Stadium and will play.

    Meanwhile Jeter left his place early and stopped twice on his way to the stadium to escort blind old ladies across the street. And he got Starbucks.

    Why does Pete Abe gotta be a dick.

  • Pops

    i love how he says update like its unsolved mysteries

  • Pops

    i know sabathia is the better pitcher and all im not trying to make a point i just think this is a good stat… sabathia–1607 career innings and burnett–1333.2//// obv injuries and sabathia just being a workhorse.. 3 yrs of age difference.. sabathia is a monster

  • Jake H

    Pavano is getting out’s but they make me cringe.

    • Jake K.

      Lotta fly outs, no Ks.

      • Steve

        Supposed to be a ground ball pitcher.

  • Nick

    Pete Abe wrote the yanks off earlier this month so don’t take what he says too seriously…

    He’s also a Patriots fan…

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

      I really hope the Yanks make the playoffs, then we can call him out on that incredibly original photoshop job of a tombstone that reads “RIP 2008 YANKEES.”

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

    Little know fact: if the Yanks won Game 6 of the 2003 WS, the Marlins’ Game 7 starter would have been … Carl Pavano.

  • Jake H

    He’s fooling the Jays but I don’t know how.

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

      Who cares at this point in the season, they need W’s.

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

    Replay!!!

  • Pops

    WTF ! damn son

  • Pops

    Michael Kay loves talking bout free agents and offseason moves.. I remember last year he was talking bout how Johan and CC were gonna be FA’s the same season.. Imagine if Johan made it tho. Woulda been great stuff having 2 great lefties on the market.. Would be a hell of a FA Sp market

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

      Neither guy would have signed until like, January. Each guy’s agent would be waiting to see how much the other guy got.

      • TheLastClown

        You think CC’ll be looking for 6, 7, or 8 years?

        • Pops

          ya CC will be looking for 6 at the least but i think he will get 7

      • Pops

        Haha i know. They calling each other saying how much they offering you man and wbu.. They would lie to each other bout the salary so one guy gets more than the other guy and hes the highest paid lol

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

    Holy shit, I said that for the trivia, but I took it back thinking the Yanks didn’t play the Angels enough times each year. Damn.

  • TheLastClown

    If there’s a swinging K & the catcher drops the ball, with a man on first…..does it then become a force play? Or does the batter just make an out & the throw down isn’t necessary? Thanks in advance for the clarity.

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

      I believe the batter is automatically out in that situation.

      • Steve H

        He can only try to take first base if there are two outs (with a runner already on first). Not 100% sure if it would be a force at 2nd, but since there are two outs, there’d be no reason to try to get the guy at 2nd instead of 1st.

        • TheLastClown

          Thanks again

  • Pops

    Lets go Yanks !

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

    That hit was UUUUUUUUGE.

  • Joe

    With all the bitching that’s been going on about the Yankees this year, I feel like proper respect has not been given to Damon. The guy seems to be all over the place lately and is having a great year offensively, and aint that bad defensively either. I know it’s tough to positive, but hey.

    • Pops

      hes bad defensively.. hes worse than abreu and most ppl on here hate abreus defense

      • TheLastClown

        Yeah, he is. After he booted those fly balls last week I was cringing. His defense has gotten much worse.

        That said, he’s been one of the few Yanks I’ve enjoyed watching at the plate, so I’m more than happy to excuse the questionable D.

        If only there was some way to have BG play everyday & not worry about the lack of offense…..Johnny looks much nicer in left.

        • Steve H

          We could get away with that if we had a healthy Posada, a productive Cano and a less streaky Giambi. Either way, if (when) we are officially out of it, I’d definitely like to see more of BG.

      • Steve H

        I don’t think he’s worse than Abreu, and if he is, it’s not for a lack of effort and fear of the wall like Abreu. Abreu could be better defensively, Damon gives it all he has all the time

        • Joe

          No way hes worse than abreu, he gets to balls and is not afraid of the wall. Though I was mostly saying he’s been good at the plate and fun to watch.

          • Pops

            damons arm is such a bad arm .. any of us can throw better than him

        • TheLastClown

          True, but Abreu’s arm really makes his defense more palatable, despite the fear of the wall. Personally I think his strengths outweigh that one hole in his game, I mean, isn’t it nicer to lose the occasional ball by the wall than to not have the good plate discipline & speed & cannon arm?

          I wish he would lay it down out there of course, but he’s way down there on my list of grievances.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Actually, Damon was one of the top left fielders in all of baseball range-wise, and can more than hold his own in center range-wise, as well.

      Abreu, meanwhile, has been one of the worst defenders in all of baseball, let alone at RF.

      Outfield arms are overrated. They’re really, really nice to have, but the ability to actually get to balls and catch them is horribly under-appreciated.

      • Pops

        its not like he dropped 2 ballas in toronto against burnett last time

        • Joe

          Memorialize a guy based upon one game, amazing.

          • Pops

            its not one game.. ita making david wrights fly ball go over the wall, its a bunch of things its not just one game hes made plenty of mistakes hes a weak defensive outfielder why do you think he dhed so much when melky was up

  • Pops

    ya A-rod ! thats how to do it

  • Kelvin

    Clutch! ;)

  • Kelvin

    1st pitch hitting! oh yeah…

  • Jake H

    2 runs. I can’t believe it.

  • Pops

    Anyone think the Sox are gonna fall apart kinda like we did when Joba went down ?

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

      I sure hope so.

  • Pops

    We gotta hope the white sox or minny wins and red sox and one of the central teams just die.. we gotta win at least 20 more games to have a shot right

    • Smitt Dog

      would need about 22 wins to have a legit shot in my mind. And thats not possible in my mind.

      I’m concentrating on enjoying the games for the games at this point.

      • Pops

        22 and 7 ? Shit we gonna go 25 and 4

        • Kelvin

          We are at what, 71 wins right now? If they do go atleast 19 and 10, which doesn’t look impossible, then we would end up at 90 wins, and might not still make the post season (which at the current rate of things, we won’t). So, im just thinking, how many 90 win teams failed to play in October baseball? Anyone knows?

  • Jake H

    Pavano sure likes the change tonight.

    • TheLastClown

      55 pitches, 5 IP? I’ll drink to that :)

  • Jake H

    Mike what’s Ryan Pope’s ceiling? Do you think he starts in AA next year?

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

      I’m not sure on his ceiling, seems like a back-end, innings eating guy. I think he’ll start in Trenton next year.

  • Pops

    pavano starting to scare me

    • Steve H

      Most people have a contract year, looks like Pavano is working (well) on a contract month. Hope the Sox sign him, they did offer him more $$$ than we did last time. Too bad Boras wasn’t his agent and forced him to go to the highest bidder.

      • Pops

        his agent is just as cocky tho.. remember he was like carl is a 1 2 starter, there isnt many 200 inning guys out there and 200 innning guys are the guys who are going to make the money.. lol @ that

  • Ivan

    Cano hitting that one well.

  • kunaldo

    2 freakin baserunners?? carlos juan samuel pavano, you are a cheeky bastard

  • Pops

    wat bout cano hitting higher in the order ? maybe next year.. in the 3 hole or maybe lead off.. id like him leadoff for a while if we happend to deal damon.. I like cano alot =]

    • Steve H

      Cano in leadoff makes no sense. His obp is barely over .300, he doesn’t steal bases or see pitches. I’m a huge Cano fan, and expect a big bounce back year, but he will never be a leadoff guy

      • Pops

        ya but if he hits at his potential he can hit 320 with a higher obp.. hes got some quickness he could run if needed

  • TheLastClown

    Just for the record, those of you who want Burnett….this AJ is the typical one. This is the pitcher that we’d get. The flashes of brilliance are outweighed by control problems & injury.

    Big pass on Mr. Burnett

    • Ivan

      Burnett is one of those players the yanks tend to fall into a trap (well actually George) in a stand point they would sign players who did great against them and usually the suck agains everybody else and when they become yanks, still kill the team.

    • Steve H

      Yeah, and this is the contract year Burnett too. He will never get better than this year, and he hasn’t done all that well this year, performances against us notwithstanding. Much rather go after Sheets, who while injury prone, has had a bunch of odd, off the wall injuries, not the long term type injuries that would really concern me. Of course that’s if we don’t get CC

      • TheLastClown

        We’ll get CC :)

  • Pops

    Id take a start like this from burnett anytime

    • kunaldo

      hey man, you want us to get you his number or something? talk about a man-crush

      • Pops

        gimme his number ill get him to sign with the yanks for 40 mill

        • kunaldo

          how about 40 bucks

          • Steve H

            over 4 years

  • Ivan

    wow snider hit a rocket.

  • Pops

    happy for him man.. he was thrilled talking to number 2

  • kunaldo

    I hate to be buzz killington over here, but pavano’s GB/FB ratio is 4/13….lucky much?

    • TheLastClown

      No doubt. But I’ll take what I can get out of him, ends justify the means, etc etc….

    • Steve H

      If he had 5 walks we could call it a Dice-K.

      • kunaldo

        haha true

    • Pops

      your more of a buzz than buzz killington

    • Steve

      This is the new, post surgery Carl. He’s a right handed David Wells.

      1 BB per game and nothing but fly balls.

  • Manimal

    Ha just realized you answered the my question in the live chat, thanks.

  • Pops

    So what if i like him lol.. He can be an overpowering pitcher and he is one of my favorite pitchers to watch

  • Ivan

    wow alex rios OB% is less than 34%.

    • Steve H

      They probably won’t move him with his value low, but with Lind/Wells (unmovable contract)/Snider for the future, I wonder if Rios will be put on the block within the next few years.

      • Pops

        i know they were in talks over the past offseason to trade him for lincecum or cain but i think giants pulled it back after the rowand signing.. if i rememebr right they wanted cain but giants were only willing to give up lincecum.. I dont get that.. I woulda pulled that right away if I was the jays

        • Smitt Dog

          You dont remember right… Lincecum was never on the market…

          • Pops

            the two teams were in talks to make that kind of deal i know that for a fact

      • Ivan

        Well they would wanna move wells, but that ain’t happening, Lind might get something good but he’s young and can be a very good hitter, snider isn’t going anywhere.

        I guess it’s Rios yeah.

  • Smitt Dog

    Leiter waxing poetic about Snider’s first hit, and how innocent and wide eyed he must be as he puts in a huge dipper of chaw. Priceless.

  • Ivan

    nice for pavano to finish strong.

  • Pops

    pick up his option

  • Joe

    Big game pitcher Carl Pavano!

  • Manimal

    1 years, 16 million, 1 year option. Would you rather sign Pavano or Pettite for that money.

    • steve

      seriously ? come on i hope he pitches well because hes a yankee, but this is pavano we’re talking it …. pettite. no questions asked

      moving on.

  • Jake H

    A quality start is a quality start.

  • Manimal

    dejavu for Abreu.

    • Joey

      Hopefully he doesn’t start playing like shit again… oh wait, did he ever come outta that last slump?

  • Smitt Dog

    Holy shit alex

  • Ivan

    Gotta go the other away with that pitch A-Rod.

  • Manimal

    Shut up fans. we are winning and Arod actually helped get runs. wheres Jamal when you need him.

    • Ivan

      waiting for him as one of his grupies after the game lol.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    But Derek Jeter grounds into a double-play in the first inning, and that’s okay?

    • Steve H

      Runs and outs calculated differently in the later innings and also depending on the batter who makes said out.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Damn, you’re right. I forgot that when a batter crosses home plate in every inning after the fifth, two runs go up on the scoreboard instead of one.

        That’s why we won last night 6-2!

        • Steve H

          Had Jeter knocked in the runs, it would have been 9-2, had A-Rod knocked them it, we would have lost, hands down.

    • Steve

      Jeter’s expectations are totally different, and that’s not unfair. One’s a 2 hitter and the other is your cleanup hitter. Jeter’s job is to get on base, Alex’s job is to drive Jeter home.

      So if Jeter gets on base twice, everybody’s happy. If A-Rod singles twice, for the fans its like kissing your sister. But I think Alex would do much better to lower his own expectations, and just let his talent take over. He tries to please the fans, be the big star, and thats how he gets himself into trouble.

      • Jeremy

        I really hate Arod/Jeter endless comparisons but it’s true that they have different jobs. not sure either is doing his this year but when Alex doesn’t do it, it’s a bigger impact. He’s the drive the runs in guy and that’s what he has not done all year.

        when a club gets hurt like this one has, you need them to drive in runs and they don’t do that. They’ve cobbled together a lot of wins for a hurting club but they’ve missed so many opportunities offensively in every single game. it’s been a nightmare.

  • Pops
    • Steve H

      And this is why JP will lose his job soon.

      The Blue Jays want Cain for Rios, according to a high-ranking Toronto official, and the Giants seem more willing to part with Tim Lincecum.

      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.....KTOFV9.DTL

      • Pops

        it wasnt up to jp they left the ball in sabaens court .. jp had it on the table ever since the first discussion.. He was okay with lincecum but sabaen refused in the end to give it up.. i was right from the beginning

      • Ivan

        that was one deals that somebody was gonna get fired or should get fired for.

    • Pops

      The giants have been worried bout his delivery and thats why they were offering him and not matt cain… they were worried he could hurt his arm with that kind of style .. but than they manned up and gave 60 mill to rowand and it ultimately ended up in rios getting that multti year deal

  • Pops

    Shit i was exactly right thats funny

  • Stryker

    why did pavano get taken out?!

    • Steve H

      When the blind squirrel finds a nut, he doesn’t walk around showing it off, he eats it. No need to risk Pavano sucking here, maybe we can even get a bag of used balls for him after this start.

  • Kyle D.

    So I’m on gamecast and just checked Sniders vitals…

    5’11″ 245 Lbs.

    I saw that and just imagined a brick wall, am I far off?

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

      “Brick wall” sums it up nicely. He’s a big boy, and not in a bad way.

  • Ivan

    How many players in baseball are truly great?

    Seriously that word gets thrown around more in baseball than any other sport.

    If you really think about there nit alot of great players (position players) in baseball.

    • Manimal

      Pedroia. OH “Great” I thought you said grit.

      • Steve H

        lmao

  • JG

    Giardi is trying to get everyone a shot to lost the game…

  • BigBlueAL

    Joe Girardi channeling his inner Tony Larussa….

  • cupz

    Not to be too off topic, but Tim Lincecum would get my Cy Young vote.

    • Joey

      Webb

  • Pops

    Wheres Holliday end up this offseason fellas ?? And is it possible Halladay gets moved to Texas for a package centered around Elvis ?

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

      No reason to trade Halladay, he’s locked up below market value for the next two seasons. I can’t imagine what it would take to get him.

      I bet Holliday stays put too.

      • Pops

        i only made that comment becuz of a post i saw on mlbtr some weeks back and was wondering your views.. they could get a deal done tho rangers farm is great and it could be centered round elvis and chris davis cmon now a SS is what they need and elvis is the best ss prospect around

      • Steve

        I’m hoping for an all-”Day” team someday.

        Roy Halladay

        Matt Holliday

        Zach Day

        Coached of course, by Doris Day.

    • Ivan

      Hell no. Look if Halladay gets move you to Texas there is no way a deal gets centered around Elvis. It better be Chris Davis or something.

  • Joey

    Tampa’s kicking the shit outta Baltimore 10-0 after the 4th, and Kazmir’s pitching

    • E-ROC

      Boston is owning the White Sox.

  • Pops

    Mike you think Atkins goes than if holliday stays ?

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

      I would think so. The 1B/3B market is weak, so they could get a nice return. Ian Stewart has a 1.044 OPS since being called up in mid-July, so they have a replacement ready.

  • Pops

    Shit

  • Ivan

    That’s we need Joba in the Pen.

    • TheLastClown

      Come Sunday…hopefully

  • Pops

    shit man i dont like this at all

  • BigBlueAL

    Boston really struggling tonight…

  • BigBlueAL

    Back-to-back awful outings by Veras.

  • E-ROC

    It may be time to switch Marte and Veras. Marte has been mowing hitters down since being Torre-ize. Make Marte the 8th inning guy.

    • Ivan

      that probably won’t work.

  • Jake H

    I got a bad feeling about this inning

  • kunaldo

    veras is coming back to earth…damn it

    rivera here??

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

    Hopefully Edwar can fool the kid with the change, and Mo can clean up the rest of the mess.

    • Ivan

      another 1 inning plus from Mo again.

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

    UUUUUUUGE K.

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

    Oh thank Mariano, Mariano’s coming in.

  • TheLastClown

    Mo time

  • Pops

    I wanna see Aceves pitch.. Im not saying i wanna see him in now i just wanna see him pitch lol

  • BigBlueAL

    Isnt a lefty Inglett up next?? Why take out Ramirez and make Mo pitch that much more????

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

    67-6 K/BB. Heh.

  • Pops

    o man remember oakland

  • E-ROC

    Oh God, Scutaro is up.

  • Kelvin

    One more out..c’mon..

  • BigBlueAL

    I was in fuckin shock when he hit that HR.

  • Ivan

    didn’t adam sandler did that in Anger management.

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

    We are all witnesses.

  • Jake H

    Mo Mo Mo

  • Pops

    theres not many things more exciting than a moment like that when mo comes in and k’s the dude

  • Ivan

    Mo: This ain’t oakland Bitch.

  • Kelvin

    K! yeah!

  • Joey

    …….and breathe…….. Mo is GOD

  • E-ROC

    Out-stinkin’-standing!

  • BigBlueAL

    The Knicks got Patrick Ewing today!!!!! Jr that is……

    • Steve H

      That would be so much funnier if Isiah was still running the team

      • BigBlueAL

        You kidding me, Isiah acted and talked like the Knicks havent had a winning season since 1973.

    • Ivan

      he sucks.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    best relief pitcher ever.

  • Ivan

    Mo is on pace to have a year where he has less than 10 BB.

    Mo is the prime reason why the Fastball is the best pitch in baseball.

    • TheLastClown

      Especially if you’re a surgeon with it.

  • BigBlueAL

    Not for nothing but this is getting beyond ridiculous these games vs Burnett. Its one thing with Halladay cause he dominates everyone and is a former Cy Young winner but for as much as great stuff that Burnett has the Yankees are the only team he even comes close to dominating.

  • Pops

    why wouldnt you like to have Burnett honestly ??? another outstanding start by him// hell even hank wants him he said it today

    • Steve H

      His Era is comparable to Ponson’s, and take out his starts against the Yankees and it’s over 5 (and worse than Ponson’s!), in one of his better years. This is the 1st year he’s ever won more than 12 games in a year. That’s why I wouldn’t want to have him. If we could get him for 2/16 mil sure, but that ain’t happening. He’s not worth whatever he’ll get.

    • TheLastClown

      Because his start would’ve looked considerably different today, especially in the earlier innings, if our offense was producing. We helped him out through 5, and he was very good today. Against other teams he struggles, and he’s injury prone. He’s a rist, and maybe he steps it up against the Yanks, but who cares? He wouldn’t face us @ all if we have him.

      Carsten Charles

      • Steve H

        Literally, his best asset as a Yankee would be that we don’t have to face him 3-4 times a year. His actual performance would probably hurt us.

    • BigBlueAL

      Look at his career numbers, hell look at his numbers this season. They are not that great. Dont be fooled by his success vs the Yankees, although I admit Ive been watching him since his Marlins days livin down here and I would be tempted to say if he signed with the Yankees he would love the big stage and step it up but he is not that young anymore and you never know if his injury problems will pop up again. But man his stuff is dynamite when he is on….

      • Steve H

        Just looked at his #’s this season. He has a career worst whip for a full season (which there aren’t many due to several injuries) and he’ll be 32 opening day next year, so he’ll be in the last year of what is generally considered a players prime (though his hasn’t been much of a prime). No thanks.

  • TheLastClown

    If Mo closes it out, does Burnett get a CG?

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

      Yep.

  • Ivan

    lets get this win.

  • Jake H

    Mo painting that corner.

  • Pops

    Steve H don’t ever again compareAJ to Sid the kid…

    • TheLastClown

      Their stats are comparable. He doesn’t have anything personal invested in either of them.

      • Pops

        idc Buurnett is 4 or 5 times the pitcher Ponson is

        • Steve H

          Just sticking to the facts. Take away the one team that you regularly see Burnett pitch against, and he has a worse era than Ponson, at 10x the cost.

  • Jake H

    Lefties can’t touch mo. It’s over!

  • Pops

    24 more W’s and we in !!!!! /this is good i like this alot//// Lighting a spark ?

  • Steve

    Wow, huge props to Pavano for pulling this one out of his ass.

    • Steve H

      He didn’t pull it out of his ass, that would have put him on the DL

  • Steve

    Somehow, when we get a well pitched game nobody’s all hung up about who hit with RISP or not.

  • E-ROC

    Thank God for Mo!

  • Joey

    Thank Mariano we have the Mariano

  • Pops

    24 more W’s and we good ! Lighting a spark ?

  • BigBlueAL

    This win would be more exciting if Boston wasnt winning 8-0 in the 8th inning….

    • Steve

      and the Rays up 10-0.

      Minnesota hasn’t started yet, maybe we pick up something there.

      Walk before you run.

    • Joey

      agreed. And Tampa 13-0 in the 7th… Not that we’re looking for 1st place, but still.

  • cupz

    Pops needs to wake up. Can’t pay $10 million a year for a 4.5 pitcher. You can get Mussina for cheaper than that (hell, pretty much any decent pitcher for cheaper than that), and there are plenty of other more viable options

    • Steve H

      It’ll be more than $10mil, he’s getting $12mil now, and will be opting out of the last 2 years for approx $24mil.

  • Kelvin

    18 more wins to 90, go yanks!

  • Pops

    im just gonna go start my own blog

    • Steve H

      iloveajandhis4.50era.com?

      • Patrick T

        pavano2.0.com

        • Joey

          AJmyYanksFanManCrush.com

        • Steve

          RiverAveTurquoise.com

          • Steve

            ScottProctorsArm is taken . . . . .

            How about Pavano’sBruisedButtocks.com?

            • BigBlueAL

              How bout JeterGIDP.com

              • Steve

                OurDLisBiggerThanYourDL.com

            • Pops

              Burnettbringsaringtothebronx.org

              • Steve

                OK, this is actually a good one

                Hank’sMouth.com

            • BigBlueAL

              BooArod.com

              • Steve

                ItsAllCashmansFault.com

    • Steve H

      myfavoritemarlins.com

      • Steve

        StopMakingFunOfMeBecauseILoveAJ.com

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

    Oh wow. Kevin Gregg sucks.

    • BigBlueAL

      Amazing. 2 outs with nobody on: single, single, HBP, Grand Slam. Tommy Hutton on the Marlins broadcast is killing Gregg….

    • Ivan

      that was quick.

  • Pops

    I’m tired of all this hating on me when its the first time im speaking out on something i truly beleive on this blog. Its not about making the smartest or wisest decision… Seattle gave Silva a 4 yr 48 mill deal Mets gave Johan a 6 or 7 yr deal worth 140 mill Giants with zito everyone knows all of this… Were all of those wise decisions ? No not at all..your telling me its wise to give a 6 or 7 yr deal to CC who while is a much better pitcher than Aj it is not smart to give him a 7 or 8 yr deal… In todays game its not about the smartest decisions its bout making moves within reason to compete in the game.. While signing Aj for all that money isnt the wisest its one of the best options.. He solidifies the rotation with a guy who has ace stuff and is supposedly known for pitching in a big game.. They say he loves it or w.e like pitching at the stadium.. Giving any pitcher more than 5 yrs at an excess of 10 mill a year is dumb none of those contracts are smart its like the troll of the die anything can go wrong so stop saying its the dumbest thing to do… Money matters we gave Clemens 28 mmilll for 10 games so stop acting like the yanks are so worried bout that. they may want you to think they are that worried bout money but deep down its not as bad as they want the media to think

    • BigBlueAL

      With the money they will be making with the new stadium, they could afford an entire 5-man rotation of 15 mil/year starters.

      • Steve H

        Doesn’t make it the right thing to do no matter what we can afford.

    • Joey

      We’re not hating on you, and nobody is flat out bashing your ideas, just some light fun because none of us really agree Burnett is worth that much unless he’s pitching against us. You’re welcome to share your thoughts, even ones non-AJ related (sorry, had to). The Yanks have tons of cash to spend next year, who knows what the hell they’ll do with it.

      • Pops

        I know its all light fun but AJ is that kind of pitcher. Youve heard the stories how he sat out becuz of “injuries” or he outplayed them and made them worse than they actually were. He loved the idea of going to play for the cubs.. Im not saying its gauranteed because i dont beleive that but hes pitching somewhere where baseball isnt that big of a deal … in toronto its hockey nation and they are never in the thick of things like the yanks who knows maybe it will inspire him more and make him work harder… I would love to see him staart every 5th day becuz hes one of my favorites to watch and maybe it would spark the offense to see some dominating pitching performances like that

    • Steve

      “I’m tired of all this hating on me when its the first time im speaking out on something i truly believe on this blog.”

      Oh please. Were just having a little fun with you.

  • Pops

    Im just saying id be willing to bet if he pitched for the yanks his era will be somewhere around 3.25 and 3.75

    • Steve

      What does it say about his work ethic that he “Gets up for Yankee games” and pitches like shit the rest of the year? Doesn’t sound too professional or committed to me, unless he sees $$$. Which has been his rap as a pitcher, taking lots of time off for questionable injuries and not showing a consistent desire to compete.

  • Pops

    I met him at marlins training camp when i was younger okay lol hes my boy

    • Steve H

      the cat is out of the bag!!

    • Joey

      …and the reason behind the man crush is revealed…

      • BigBlueAL

        LMFAO

  • Pops

    lol =/

    • Joey

      It’s okay, I saw Longoria play in Tampa earlier this year and have a “man crush” on him, freakin beast

  • http://www.3KidsTix.com Scott from 3 Kids Tickets

    I can’t read all 282 posts, but I just got home from the stadium. I think hell just froze over, and every Yankee fan who stayed the entire game really believes this team can do it, despite Alex.

    -Scott

    I didn’t have that many beers right? It was Carl “my butt hurts, my rib hurts, etc…” Pavano pitching… for the Yankees ???