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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  • Frank


    • Mike A.

      I’m pulling for him.

      • Frank

        I was too, Mike. Just been a tough week (Joba, the Grand Slam, etc.).

  • Ivan

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

  • Dan W

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

  • Yankees 4ever

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

  • Geno

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

  • NYFan50

    You gotta pull for him.

  • Eric SanInocencio

    Dammit, Chris Young.

  • Ivan

    It’s Live on

  • Geno

    It’s all over now, baby blue.

    • Charlie (in SD)

      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.

  • Ivan

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

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

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

  • Jake H

    Good for Jeff

  • steve

    hes also 2 for 3 !!!!

    • Mike A.

      Again, it figures.

  • steve

    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.



    • Ivan

      You know what though, at least it gets Russo off the yanks for not giving the Pirates nothing.

    • Mike A.

      I guess the trade motivated him.

      • steve

        oh well, i wish him all the luck … not as much as ajax but still some luck.

      • Chris

        He also went from AA to GCL…

        • Mike A.

          He’s still only 19 though.

          • Chris

            My point is that it’s not just a matter of motivation… it’s also a matter of the competition. He hit .314 in the GCL 3 years ago, so it won’t be surprising is he tears up the league while he’s there. The question is how he’ll react when he starts to face setbacks and tougher competition. It’s one thing to stay motivated when you’re hitting over 300, it’s another when you’re struggling.

  • Ivan

    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.

  • A.D.

    Joba is on the DL

  • A.D.

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

  • Alan

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

  • E-ROC

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

    • Mike A.

      Probably Phillips, Hershiser and one of several play-by-play guys.

      • E-ROC

        Hopefully, it’s Rick Sutcliffe instead of Phillips.

  • Bart

    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

      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.

  • Bobby

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

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    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.