Aug
30

Game 135: Lots of runs, please

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John Parrish vs Darrell Rasner.

That about sums it up. I’m hoping for about 10 runs from the lineup, 5 innings out of Rasner, then 4 more out of Aceves. Let’s get it done.

1. Damon, CF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B – ZOMG, BUT TEH LEFTIE!!11!1
6. Nady, LF
7. Matsui, DH
8. Cano, 2B
9. Pudge, C

And on the mound, Waiver Claim Rasner.

Notes: Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops interviewed blogging HOFer Chad Jennings, make sure you check it out … Derek Jeter’s retirement plan includes being a lazy bum … during the game the RAB Fantasy Football League draft will be held, I’ll post my roster later today

Categories : Game Threads
  • dan

    The way I read the opening line it sounded like you were hoping that Rasner only gave up 10 runs in 5 innings.

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

      My bad, fixed now.

  • Pops

    Rasner going 5 2/3rds 3 runs

  • Yankees=warriors

    I’m kinda disappointed that Aceves is not starting, but if Rasner does the job, I’ll be more than happy.
    Go offense~

  • Mark B

    To take a quote from Bluto from Animal House:

    Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

    And it ain’t over now. ‘Cause when the goin’ gets tough…the tough get goin’! Who’s with me? Let’s go!

    LET’S DO IT!

    Let’s get it done today, Yanks….keep hope alive

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

      Mark’s right! We gotta take these bastards!

      Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives… no, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.

      And we’re just the guys to do it.

  • zs190

    I’m superstitious, maybe Mike post game threads for games until Yanks lose again? =p

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

      Hey, it worked during the 8 game winning streak after the break.

      • E-ROC

        Man, that winning streak seems so long ago.

        • A.D.

          yes it does

      • zs190

        Yeah and we just won the last 2 days with your game threads, let’s get some magic back! =p (truth be told, we need something magical to come through)

        • zs190

          errr, nevermind, haha, I counted today’s game as win already somehow =P

  • E-ROC

    C’mon Giambi!!!

    • E-ROC

      I got a little ahead of myself. A-Rod to haters: Clutch these!

  • zs190

    Totally not clutch, it’s 1st inning runs.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Well this is a fun new experience.

  • Pops

    Mike in your live chat yesterday you said Arod has been the 2nd best hitter in the AL this year. Whos been the best in your opinion ? Sizemore Quentin ? /// Go Yanks !!!!!

    • zs190

      Milton Bradley, no?

      • slugger27

        i assumed he was talkin about hamilton

        • Pops

          ya but quentin has a great season going

        • zs190

          He’s wildly overrated, he’s probably the 3rd best hitter on his own team. Bradley>Kinsler>Hamilton

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

        Bradley. Leads the league in OBP AND SLG.

  • E-ROC

    Giambi to haters: Clutch these! Mike, we just might score ten runs.

  • A.D.

    Kinda wish we were getting to see Aceves today

    • Pops

      we might see him out of the pen if the lead is large enough

  • A.D.

    any chance somine picks up Pavano off waivers today

    • Slugger27

      id be shocked

      • Joe

        How much is Pavano’s option?

        • A.D.

          10m

          • Joe

            Any thoughts to picking it up and trading him if he does well? I know, I know, he’s Carl Pavano, but 10 million isn’t that much for a guy who would be pitching for a contact, and could be a 3-4. Just a thought. Plus the Yankees could easily take some that salary on to increase the prospect

            • Pops

              we are keeping pavano for the rest of this year… hes gonna help us to our run at the world series

            • A.D.

              he has a no trade, so there always is that hurdle

        • pat

          13 mil

          • Joe

            That’s a bit more than 10, that I don’t know about.

            • pat

              Carl Pavano rhp
              4 years/$39.95M (2005-08), plus $13M 2009 club option

              via cots

              • A.D.

                yeah my bad, theres a 1.95 buyout, so effectively its 11M they’d have to pay

        • Slugger27

          no matter what it is, its an auto decline

  • Slugger27

    it seems like every time we face the jays we have to face halladay… u would think once we’d get lucky and miss him

  • A.D.

    alright Cano over .270

  • A.D.

    Pudge has almost shaved 20 points off his avg since coming over

    • Joe

      I just saw that, man, that’s dissapointing.

  • Pops

    at least he got a hold of that one

  • Slugger27

    another zero ras… come on

  • Pops

    So whos been the best hitter in the NL this year ? Pujols right

  • Pops

    Nice job for Ras so far

  • pat

    ras is at what 25 pitches thru 3?? very nice

    • zs190

      He throws strikes, that’s for sure, but he can give up a lot of hits in a hurry.

  • Pops

    I thought J Upton was like 19

  • Pops

    but hes 21 so im wrong lol

  • Slugger27

    im not sure damon gets that ball

  • Pops

    Giambi bad swing there

  • Pops

    Mondesi and Shawn Green for the trivia ? Shannon Stewart maybe in there ?

    • Slugger27

      what was the question i missed it

      • Pops

        who played left field and right field when vernon made his mlb debut in center on this date in 1998

    • A.D.

      I think Green was traded for Mondesi, so it can only be one of them

      • Pops

        Green and Jose Cruz Jr ima go with .. but shannon stewart could be in place for one or the other

  • Pops

    Jose Cruz Jr

  • ArodisstillGreat

    Can someone please give me a good argument so i can print out and give it to my friends that are mets fans and Arod haters. They are retarded and keep saying that Arod is having a terrible season and he is so unclutch and i really cant listen to it anymore. Anything that can make then shut up please, Thanks.

    • Pops

      Cuz they pist they dont have him =)

    • Slugger27

      just give them his 3 slash line… all 3 are impressive

      • ArodisstillGreat

        did that. i guess its not worth arguing with a bunch of idiots

        • A.D.

          Hes in the top 10 in the following catagories, top 3 for those with a *
          OBP
          Slugging*
          OPS*
          Runs
          HR
          OPS+*
          Adjusted Batting Runs
          Batting wins*
          Offensive win %*
          IBB
          Power Speed #*

          All this, and he missed 3 weeks

          • A.D.

            A team full of Arods with avg starting pitching would play .788 ball, which would be 127 wins, that is redic

    • pat

      David Wright
      292. average 25 HR 100 RBI .385 obp .515 slg .239 W. RISP

      Alex Rodriguez
      .307 ave 28 hr 79rbi .395 obp .579 slg .248 w/ risp
      oh and arod missed about 30 games

      • ArodisstillGreat

        hahaha yea i forgot that they kept saying that they would much rather have wright more than Arod and that Wright is the best 3b in New York. I just laughed. I mean i know theyre are some dumb yankee fans but for every dumb yankee fan there are 100 dumber mets fans

  • pat

    FUCK

  • Pops

    son of a bitch

  • A.D.

    Thats D-Ras

  • Slugger27

    for trivia shannon stewart and jose canseco

  • Brett

    You missed the jew!!!!!!!!!

  • Pops

    I had the right idea

  • Pops

    Robbie I would not trade you ever !!!

  • Brett

    Look at robbie doing some stuff today

  • Slugger27

    dont ya know?

  • ArodisstillGreat

    what a sweet swing

  • Pops

    Ivan you son of a bitch !!!!! That was sick

  • pat

    BELLY TO BELLY BABY

  • Brett

    PUDGE CAN HIT SINCE WHEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Slugger27

    he was DUE!

  • Pops

    cmon damon make it 3

  • E-ROC

    They are the I-Rod and Cano that we know and love.

  • Pops

    I kinda want Ivan back just because I liked him ever since I was young but I know we cant have him with Posada around

  • Pops

    Snider reminds me of Giambi a bit

  • Pops
  • pat

    we really need arod to blow this open a bit

  • Pops

    I love his bat… We cant deal Godzilla !!

  • zs190

    Godzilla!

  • E-ROC

    Matsui!

    Nady might be coming back to earth

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

    Well, that was a fun 2 hour RAB fantasy football league. I’ll just turn the volume up on the ol’ TV here and see how we’re doing in the game and –

    HOLY SHITBALLS, DARRELL RASNER IS STILL IN THE GAME AND PITCHED EFFECTIVELY THROUGH 6 INNINGS?!?!?!?!??!?

    • pat

      hows ur team?

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

        not bad, IMO. I assume we’ll post some rosters or something in another thread at some point, so I’ll try to stay on game topic.

        But I was happy to find Ricky Williams, Chris Johnson, and the Chicago defense at picks number 66, 95, and 106 respectively… Plus Issac Bruce in round 8, Maurice Morris in round 9. And after he comes off suspension, Chris Henry in round 11 may be lightning in a bottle…

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

          I’m going to post my team later (~4pm), stick your team in that thread if you want.

        • pat

          not too bad and yea henry is not a bad pickup esp if ocho cinco is really hurt

  • zs190

    Not bad, 6 IP, 2 ER on a bomb, good start by Rasner, only 67 pitches, send him out for 7th?

    • Steve H

      Yes, Veras has sucked, Mo went more than an inning last night, try to get Rasner as deep as possible to give the pen a little break.

      • zs190

        sigh, I guess he can’t go beyond 6 after all.

  • pat

    goddamn it

  • Hitman

    If Aceves is not going to pitch today I want him ready for his start against Detroit. The yankees have got to see what he’s got. If Cashman thinks he’s going to win the wildcard with Rasner, Ponson and Pavano he’s bonkers. They need to start preparing a little for next year by seeing pitchers which will actually be here next year.

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

    I think for the first time I’m finally going to get into College Football this year. I’ve always been a Michigan fan (dunno why, just liked them since I was a kid) and I hope to get into USC for next year. So who are the top dogs this year?

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

      USC, Georgia, Ohio State, Florida.

    • E-ROC

      Georgia, Ohio state, USC, Clemson……there are others.

  • pat

    this is gonna end badly

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

      naw, we’re gonna get out of this.

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

    This game just got unnecessarily interesting.

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

    Well, apparently my shocked praise of Rasner jinxed him, and for that I apologize to all of you humbly.

  • zs190

    huge K there by Bruney

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

    I’ve never been happier to hear that stupid PC Richards whistle.

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

    Mike, I know that arm strength is like the least important defensive tool for an outfielder, but everytime the ball goes towards Damon it just pisses me off.

    He’s like your boy Chad Pennington out there…

  • Smitt Dog

    Is Mo available today?

    • zs190

      He is, I imagine, but I really hoping we don’t need him. He’s getting up in ages, pitching him for 3rd straight day is not good.

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

    WE WILL WIN THIS GAME.

  • CJ

    Cano. makes. me. angry.

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

    OK, fantasy trade has been proposed to me:

    Fred Taylor (his guy) for Greg Jennings (my guy).

    His RB’s are:
    Larry Johnson
    Willis McGahee
    Thomas Jones
    Fred Taylor

    My WR’s are:
    Roy Williams
    Greg Jennings
    Bernard Berrian
    Reggie Williams
    Kevin Walter

    My RB’s are:
    Steven Jackson
    Michael Turner
    Kevin Jones

    It’s a 3-WR and 2-RB set-up with 5-BN spots. Shaun McDonald (DET) is available on the waiver wire, so he would be a nice pickup to replace Jennings for some depth. I do think I’m a bit thin at the RB spot, but since this league does not allow for a third RB to be played, I don’t know if it’s worth giving up Greg Jennings unless I’m getting back someone that deserves to start over Michael Turner.

    • pat

      i think taylor is not gonna see alot of PT as mjd is gonna get a majority of the carries. jennings is gb’s # 1 receiver i dont do it

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

        Yeah, I was thinking that. I wasn’t to thrilled about the deal from the start, just wanted to get some outside opinions.

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

      If it’s a points-per-reception league like ours, then no, keep Jennings.

      If not, take Taylor. Jennings probably takes a step back, with the entire GB offense, minus Favre. And Turner is a total wildcard… he could be nice, but he could be a bust. The Atlanta OL is crud (unlike SD’s) and Turner hasn’t carried a real workload yet. Big questionmarks.

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

        Yeah, it’s a full point for receptions (which seems a bit high).

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

          .5 points per reception. I checked just to make sure.

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

            Sorry, I meant this other league is a full point.

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

              With all that, then, no. Pass on the trade.

              With a full point per reception, Jennings will definitely outproduce Taylor, so the only way you would consider that deal is if you have a huge surplus of WR’s and have a titanic hole at RB. Neither of those things are true for you.

              Ride out Turner and Jackson, both of whom should stay healthy and be the focus of their teams offenses, and keep Jennings in your starting lineup.

    • Steve H

      It’s a one for one trade before the season starts, so where were they drafted? Did you pass on Taylor to take Jennings, or did he pass on Jennings to take Taylor? There’s been no change to either’s value, so if you had the option of both during your draft and took Jennings, why would that change now. If it’s the other way around go for it.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    League throws major gas.

  • Hybrid Moments

    I know today isn’t exactly the best day to say this but I really hope Rasner doesn’t get another start. He’s terrible and I’d rather them give Aceves or even Chase Wright a shot.

  • dkidd

    any chance we’ll see aceves this inning?

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

      No. He’s strictly mop-up now.

      • dkidd

        does he have a start scheduled yet?

    • Hybrid Moments

      Why would you want to throw him to the wolves?

      • dkidd

        don’t want to, just curious what his role is

  • Hybrid Moments

    Ramirez has to be able to get these two hitters out. They’re pretty terrible.

  • E-ROC

    Yikes!

  • CJ

    This has been a big choke thus far.

  • dkidd

    sick change up

  • Hybrid Moments

    I can’t stand Ramirez.

    • Steve H

      Why?

  • E-ROC

    Girardi may have made one too many moves. ‘Ol well. C’mon Ramirez!

    • Hybrid Moments

      His biggest mistake was sending Rasner back out there for the 7th.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Amen

        • CJ

          The guy had hardly thrown any pitches, though. I’m not saying it’s the obvious choice, I’m just saying it’s a defensible one. The bullpen has been shaky, so I have no problem with that.

          My problem is w/ Cano’s lazy junk that started all this.

      • Slugger27

        with a tired bullpen i think he just wanted to try and squeeze another inning outta ras

      • E-ROC

        Ah, Rasner was cruising through 6. Nobody thought he would lose his stuff at 70+ pitches, at least not I .

        • Steve H

          Yeah, at 72 pitches, with a tired bullpen and a 4 run lead, you have to throw him back out there.

      • giselle

        yea… he avoided that problem yesterday with pavano by pulling him before he could work himself into a jam. now he leaves rasner in for too long. why not take the 6IP 2R from rasner?

        meh, hindsight is 20/20.

  • dkidd

    chance for redemption for cano this inning

  • Hybrid Moments

    Two lefty relievers for the 8th and 9th. Is is possible to score two runs?

  • Pops

    yanks find new ways to lose games

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

    For cryin’ out loud, stop saying boo birds.

  • cupz

    If we lose this game, our season is officially over. No playoff caliber team would blow a lead like this late in the season at the height of a playoff hunt. Terrible. Absolutely terrible.

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

      No offense, but that’s about the 20th time I’ve heard that this month, and they still have a chance.

      • Hybrid Moments

        What about this team makes you think they’re going to pull this off? Have they done anything this year to inspire any sort of confidence?

        • LiveFromNewYork

          I think that’s the thing. It’s not there and even if it magically appears for a game, it cannot be sustained in the playoffs. this is not a championship team. on paper yes on the field no.

          • Steve H

            Not even on paper. we started the year with 2 rookie starters, and now have Ponson/Rasner/Pavano in the rotation. That is far from a championship caliber team either on paper or on the field.

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

          “What about this team makes you think they’re going to pull this off?”

          Nothing about this team makes me thing they’re going to pull this off. The game of baseball makes me think that virtually anything is possible.

          What about the Colorado Rockies in mid-August, 2007 made you think they would be in the World Series? What about the 2007 Phillies, who’s third best starting pitcher was my grandmother, made you think they’d win the NL East? What about the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals, a team that sucked major balls, made you think that they’d be world champions?

          It’s baseball. Crazy shit happens. Until they’re mathematically eliminated, they’ve got a shot at pulling it off.

    • Steve H

      I’m sure playoff caliber teams have blown leads like this a million times, let’s not overdo it.

      • Hybrid Moments

        This isn’t a playoff calbur team. They’ve been done since they lost that series in Minnesota.

        • Steve H

          I was responding to the comment below. I don’t think it’s a playoff team either, but that comment was ridiculous, actual playoff caliber (and WS winning) teams have blown leads in August and September a million times.

          “No playoff caliber team would blow a lead like this late in the season at the height of a playoff hunt.”

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

      “No playoff caliber team would blow a lead like this late in the season at the height of a playoff hunt. ”

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  • BigBlueAL

    Cant wait to read the positive spin after this game if the Yankees lose this one….

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

      The positive spin is that they’re still mathematically alive.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        barely and they find new waays to lose all the time.

      • BigBlueAL

        So are the Orioles.

  • E-ROC

    Why use up Gardner in that situation?

    • Slugger27

      to take the chance on a damon base hit

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  • dkidd

    gritty bunt!

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

    Why in the name of God is Ransom in the game? They’re losing, and Girardi takes one of their best hitters out of the game. This is right up there with the “PR Pudge & PH Melky” move.

    • BigBlueAL

      Ransom came in the Top of the 8th though no??? Made more sense that inning.

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

        Did he? I missed it then. If he came in during the 8th, then I take it back.

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

      Because it was 6-2 with three innings to go when he made the switch, if I’m not mistaken.

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

        Oh no, it was 6-5 heading into the 8th. But still, can you really criticize him for bringing in a defensive replacement in a 1-run game where Giambi’s spot is eight turns away?

    • Slugger27

      mike, ransom came in the game when they were winning… so to girardi’s defense, he made the move as a defensive replacement while they had the lead… soemthing he does all the time

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

        I know that now, I missed it. I thought Girardi put him in for the 9th. My bad, I take it back.

  • dkidd

    is ransom with the team next year? is he the new shelly?

    • Steve H

      Ransom will be struggling his way through the minors next year, as he has his whole professional career. He’s 32, he is what he is, and it ain’t much.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Today we spell redemption….

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

      R-E-D-E-M-P-T-I-O-N

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

      J-E-T-E-R!

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      N-E-V-E-R-M-I-N-D

      • Steve H

        2-0-0-9

  • Slugger27

    2-3-4… scratch somethin out!

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

    Mike, Jamal, this is for you… I boldly predict a game-tying ARod hit with RISP.

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

      ARod v. Ryan, career:
      .200/.385/.200 in 13 PA’s

  • E-ROC

    C’mon steal a bag, Jeter!

  • Slugger27

    luckiest bounce for the jays ever

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

    A-ROD!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Here we go again….

  • Hybrid Moments

    You knew he would come up in a situation like this.

  • Steve H

    Bunt here

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

    GOD DAMNIT, AROD, STAY BACK ON IT!
    STOP LUNGING AT EVERYTHING!

  • Smitt Dog

    …..

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

    can’t fault him for that

  • BigBlueAL

    Didnt see that coming….

  • dkidd

    THAT was the luckiest bounce

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

    Unreal. He smoked that ball.

  • dkidd

    just how girardi drew it up. ransom!

    • Hybrid Moments

      HANDSOME RANSOM!

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

    FUCK!!

  • mustang

    I don’t care what A_Rod does with stat if he doesn’t fix this it will DEFINE HIS CAREER.

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

      Mustang, there is no way in hell you can tell me you blame A-Rod for making an out there? Is he he supposed to guide the ball away from the fielders now? I know he makes $30M, but I’m sorry the man isn’t telekinetic.

      • mustang

        I blame him because how many times has this shit happen this season. It’s happen at least twice this week alone. I mean fuck if he has all these skills that you give him so much credit for then do something anything. Shit he could of made an out and still be productive in that situation.
        He can break all the HR records he wants until he figures things out he be define by this and I’m sorry for that.

  • dkidd

    halliday tomorrow. that should do it

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

    FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

  • Smitt Dog

    Can we close the book now? Shift focus to next year?

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

    Sometimes it ain’t meant to be

    • CJ

      Sadly, I must say Amen.

  • BigBlueAL

    No big deal so the Yankees lost again. They are nowhere near close to being the new favorite RAB word “mathematically” eliminated, and they face Roy Halladay tomorrow!!!! All is great in Yankee land!!!!!!

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

      Man, you complain more than Youkilis.

      • BigBlueAL

        BUT, I am better looking!!!!

        • Steve H

          by default

          • BigBlueAL

            Yeah I know, that isnt saying much.

  • E-ROC

    No wonder he was a career minor leaguer. Cody Ransom, BJ Ryan just went 3-2 on the first three batters he faced. At least take a pitch. Geez.

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

    I swear, only A-Rod can hit a ball as hard as possible and it be a detriment to his team. If that ball is hit any softer than it was, it’s just one out.

    • Hybrid Moments

      Man I love A-Rod too but even you have to admit that its time for him to get a hit. No one cares about his poor luck anymore. Put the ball in center field for a base hit.

      • mustang

        Agree or anywhere to at least move the runners into scoring position.

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

      Okay, Jamal. I’ll grant you that THAT was damn unlucky, ARod did everything right there. And Yankee fans at the stadium booing ARod for that play are stupid fuckholes who deserve to be pummeled nearly to death by Serbian exchange student basketball playing thugs.

      But don’t try to act like all the other times ARod has failed to deliver this year are just “bad luck”. You know that’s not true.

      • Bill N.

        I agree.

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

        I’m not, I’m not saying he has not come through in the “clutch!1!!1!1″ this season, I’m just saying the way people are criticizing him and the way people are devaluing him just because of his struggles in these situations are horrendously stupid. You can be displeased with his play in the latter innings, I am as well. But to say shit like “Oh God, nine more years of this bum”, “Fuck him!1!!!!!!11!1″, “He’s useless”, or my favorite “I’d rather have Doug Mientkiewicz than A-Rod on this club” is fucking ridiculous.

        • Steve H

          Jamal, the last quote must be a little different from how it originally appeared. There is NO WAY that the person who wrote the Mientkiewicz comment spelled Mientkiewicz right. Probably didn’t even spell on right.

        • BigBlueAL

          Who the fuck said they’d rather have Mientkiewicz than A-Rod?????? No sane person thats for sure….

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

            LoHud, my friend. LoHud.

        • Bill N.

          Yes but if you are the “best player in the world” shouldn’t he come through ?

          • mustang

            Thats “the best player ever”.
            Agree

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

          Okay, but Jamal, you KNOW people who say shit like that are flaming idiots. Not much you can do on that note besides tune them out.

          But your defenses of ARod against their totally irrational complaints are edging toward irrationality itself. Your denial of ARod’s struggles with men on or in late game situations as being anything more than dumb luck are a bit disingenuous.

      • mustang

        Their booing him not only for today, but also for all the other times he done the same shit if it were just today it wouldn’t be that bad.

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

          I don’t care. As frustrated as i get with ARod’s failures. he’s going out there every day trying like hell to produce and get his team, the team we all root for, to win. And you’re booing him, a player on your own team.

          Doesn’t matter how often he’s failed. You boo your own players = you’re a stupid fuckhole.

  • mustang

    I guess RISP is still a useless stat that doesn’t mean anything. I want some one to tell that to A-Rod right now.

  • Bill N.

    blah

  • Kyle D.

    A-Rod had a 2-OUT RISP hit in the first inning and you weren’t giving him a blowjob then, so don’t criticize the guy when he hits the ball hard. Runs in the beginning of the game count just as much as ones at the end of the game. People need to stop running to reasons to criticize the best baseball player on Earth.

    • Steve H

      Would people have bitched more or less had he struck out? Would have been a better outcome for the team without the DP, but I think people would have rather seen him strike out so they could bitch even more.

      • Kyle D.

        Agreed. I mean, I get angry at the guy when he doesn’t perform well, but he’s not to blame for the Yankees not making the playoffs this year, should it happen. It’s a combination of a bunch of factors (Cano, Wang, Hughes, Kennedy, Posada, Melky).

        The first thing I thought when I saw he grounded into a DP was: “Oh man, he’s going to get torn apart for this.” No matter what, criticism of A-Rod, however unwarranted it might be, is going to occur.

        We can’t blame A-Rod for everything when he’s going to end up with a .300, 30+ HR year. If THAT is seriously our biggest problem, we should go 162-0.

    • BigBlueAL

      Nobody here is criticizing Albert Pujols….

      • Kyle D.

        Sorry. Nope. And I’m a huge Pujols fan.

        • BigBlueAL

          Pujols is the only player in baseball Id take over A-Rod. Granted A-Rod’s speed and the fact he plays 3b is a huge factor in comparing the two, but just look at Pujols’ career numbers, it is absolutely amazing….

        • r.w.g.

          They both average about 127 RBI and 40 HR a year. So that’s the same.

          But Pujols has about a 30 point advantage in OBP, about 60 points over Alex in SLG. Ends up being about a 20 point swing in OPS in Pujols’ favor.

          Albert Pujols also has walked more than he’s struck out in every single major league season except his rookie year (and he kept the Ks under 100 that year). In fact.. aside from his rookie year, he has NEVER struck out more than 69 times. Depending on how this season ends, 4 of his 8 professional seasons he will have struck out less than 60 times.

          Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball, and as good as Alex is, it’s not really all that close.

          • BigBlueAL

            Well like I said the fact A-Rod plays a position where offense isnt as easy to find as 1B and he has alot more speed on the bases does close the gap significantly, but to me like I said Pujols is the only player in baseball Id take over A-Rod, but it is a close call.

            • r.w.g.

              Alex Rodriguez’s intentional walks in his career: 79

              Albert Pujols’ intentional walks in the last 3 seasons: 80 (150 for his career.. which is 8 seasons compared to Alex’s 15).

              I would give the defense argument more credit if Albert was garbage at 1B, but he’s a gold glover. Yeah, 3B is a lot harder, but I don’t think it closes the gap.

              Albert Pujols stands alone as the best hitter on the planet.

              • r.w.g.

                Just to add.. Albert is currently sporting a 187 OPS this year.

                That’s 10 points higher than Alex’s 2007 OPS.

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

                  OPS+ is based on the average of the player’s league, not the Major Leagues. So Albert Pujols is 87% above average in the N.L. in 2008, not the American league.

                • r.w.g.

                  You’re right. Thanks for correcting that.

      • Bill N.

        lol

  • Hybrid Moments

    Nady had a pretty bad game today

    • Steve H

      A-Rod must have done something to Nady to force the bad game

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

      What does that have to do with the Yankees? Last time I checked, there are twenty-five Alex Rodriguezes on this team, why do you think he is the only one ever to get blamed?

  • Bill N.

    I think I saw Reggie Miller in the teirs with his hands around his throat

  • cupz

    The big problem with this game wasn’t A-Rod, but the starting pitching breaking up, and Girardi’s attempt to salvage it with an overworked bullpen.

    The season is, barring a miracle, over. Of course they have a chance, but let’s be a bit realistic. This was just a season marred by ineffective pitching and too many injuries. Off to the races next year.

  • Hybrid Moments

    1.) Rasner should never have worked the 7th, I don’t care how good he looks. You’re lucky to have gotten what you got out of him. Don’t push your luck, just send out Bruney.

    2.) Edwar Ramirez has no excuse for not being able to get Jose Bautista out.

    3.) Cano is awful and looks like he did when he was first called up to the big leagues. They really need to do something about this in the offseason whether its have a serious talk with him or look into trading him.

    4.) Cody Ransom has no business being in a 1R game. I doubt his glove is that special.

    • giselle

      1.) Although I agree with you on this point, hindsight is 20/20 and Girardi had no idea that Cano and Jeter were gonna botch that play. The throw was close enough that derek could’ve caught it…

      2.) Maybe Bautista is the opposite of A-Rod, and only gets hits when there are RISP.

      3.) Cano did have that horrible play late in the game, but how giddy were you when he broke the 2-2 tie? Were you thinking “Man, he looks awful… just like he did when he was first called up to the big leagues. They really need to have a serious talk with him or trade him” – You gotta take the good with the bad, no player is perfect (see Alex Rodriguez).

      4.) Cody Ransom hit that ball deep enough to score Jeter from third had Alex made a productive out. Instead Alex hit into a DP and Ransoms mid-range fly ball was just the final out.

    • giselle

      1.) Although I agree with you on this point, hindsight is 20/20 and Girardi had no idea that Cano and Jeter were gonna botch that play. The throw was close enough that derek could’ve caught it.

      2.) Maybe Bautista is the opposite of A-Rod, and only gets hits when there are RISP.

      3.) Cano did have that horrible play late in the game, but how giddy were you when he broke the 2-2 tie? Were you thinking “Man, he looks awful… just like he did when he was first called up to the big leagues. They really need to have a serious talk with him or trade him” – You gotta take the good with the bad, no player is perfect (see Alex Rodriguez).

      4.) Cody Ransom hit that ball deep enough to score Jeter from third had Alex made a productive out. Instead Alex hit into a DP and Ransoms fly ball was just the final out.

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

    Who wants an Alex shirt?…lightly worn…80% off? I can’t get mad anymore. Eventually, you are what you are – and he’s Mr GIDP.

    -Scott

    • Steve H

      Is Jeter Mrs. GIDP?

  • bill

    This is a gut wrenching loss if I ever saw one

  • Steve S

    Only in this town, with these fans, can Arod get blamed for the bullpen blowing a four run lead. He has struggled this year but everyone does, they are all human. I understand the expectations but this is ridiculous, he is somehow going to get blamed for a team with a lot of deficiencies (as a result of injuries and some poor planning this year). He is one player and major part of why they are even where they are at.

    And by the way the game that is gut wrenching is the one where Damon drops a fly ball to center field in the 8th inning to allow the winning run to score and you lose a game 2-1.

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

      Only in this town, with these fans, can Arod get blamed for the bullpen blowing a four run lead.

      I’m sorry, I laughed my ass off at that. Well done sir.

      It’s funny because it’s true.

  • Hybrid Moments

    At least Boston is basically putting the hammer down finally so we can stop pretending these last few games mean something.

  • Bill N

    I’m trying to get tickets for the stadium via stub hub, i have been to the stadium like 40 times and have never sat in the bleachers is would you guys pay 120 to sit in the bleachers and watch them play the rays ? I know it has been a struggle this season but I just had a daughter and havent been able to get up there and I feel as if this is going to be the last oppurtunity to go

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

    $120 a ticket? WAY too much. I speak from experience.
    See one of RAB’s advertisers, we’re one of them.

    -Scott