You have to be kidding me



Update (5:35): Karstens lost the perfect game & no-hitter when Chris Young doubled with 2 outs in the 8th. Good for Jeff.

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  1. Ivan says:

    Yea, it’s kind of a sign that it’s not your year. He’ll proabably get since AZ is putrid offensive team.

  2. Dan W says:

    And to believe there are still some people who refuse to admit the AL is far superior to the NL

  3. Yankees 4ever says:

    If he were pitching for the Yankees, 5 runs, 10 hits, 6 walks, 0K.

  4. Geno says:

    This can only help our leverage in future trade situations. I hope he pulls it off.

  5. NYFan50 says:

    You gotta pull for him.

  6. Ivan says:

    It’s Live on

  7. Geno says:

    It’s all over now, baby blue.

    • Charlie (in SD) says:

      Oh bummer. I was pulling for him – it would have been nice. Nicer if he were doing it in pinstripes. Oh well, thems the breaks.

  8. Ivan says:

    Boy it just show you how hard it is to achieve a perfecto.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

      Totally! I thought it was no big deal until Jeff Karstens couldn’t even pull it off!

  9. Jake H says:

    Good for Jeff

  10. steve says:

    hes also 2 for 3 !!!!

  11. steve says:

    by the way, jose tabata has played in three games in the GCL for the pirates and hes 4 for 9 with 2 hr’s 1 double 4 runs and a walk.



  12. Ivan says:

    Speaking of prospects, John Manuel of BA, was chatting at and one of the questions who was the better prospect in his opinion between Andrew McCutchen and J-Jax. He said that A-Jax has more raw power, might be a better defender and tools overall are slightly better but McCutch has more polish in his game, where as A-Jax is still somewhat raw since he’s gone fully pro as a baseball just for 3 years now.

    That’s pretty good right.

  13. A.D. says:

    Joba is on the DL

  14. A.D. says:

    Good for Karstens, seems more like an NL pitcher, facing the pitcher and weaker lineups will help him

  15. Alan says:

    Good for Jeff, I’ll be pulling for him.

  16. E-ROC says:

    Does anyone know who will be the broadcast team for tonight’s game on ESPN?

  17. Bart says:

    Ynakees site says Ponson has to eat innings — he is a joke – we can hope he serves up a lot of ATEM balls and the yankees make the plays

    but here is my hope as a fan — he gets destroyed in 2 innngs
    – forcing the clown in the front office to give up on him and
    – go to any minor league option – IPK; someone, anyone and we start building on next season

    3.5 behind the SOX is not insurmopuntable but Cashman has not provided the Pitching post the injuries demotions

    It was not the “failure of IPK and Hughes/injuries” it was in not reacting properly to the CMW injury — and exactly why is Meacham still at 3B — he have pictures on someone?

    • Ivan says:

      What you wanna do trade something big for CC Sabathia or Rich Harden or Erik Bedard?

      Cashman did his best to fix this team and hey there have been alot of bad luck this season.

  18. Bobby says:

    good for karstens. and yes tabata is doing good, but its GCL. He was in AA.

  19. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    Austin Jackson is at the top of Baseball Prospectus’ Davenport translated EqR leaderboard for the Eastern League (62 EqR), and as of yesterday, his performance to date would project to a .266 EqA (.273/.338./.422 [.760]) if he were in the majors right now.

    Keep in mind that a .250 EqA is considered average major league production, and Melky Cabrera has a .224 EqA (35.8 EqR to date).

    This is not to say that I advocate calling Austin Jackson up, or anything aggressive like that, but just to put into context how good of a prospect he is. He’s been overshadowed by the McCutcheons and Maybins of the minors (and the high-ceiling pitchers in his own system), but I would argue undeservedly so.

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