Game 141: Good thing Seattle’s known for its coffee


Last night’s game ended at roughly 10:30pm EST, then the Yanks had to board their charter for the longest possible flight in baseball. I’m guessing the team didn’t get to their hotel until about 7am EST this morning. That’s why they get paid the big bucks I suppose.

Don’t be surprised if they look a little flat tonight, especially with Brandon Morrow and his 98mph heat making his first career start for the M’s. Seattle sucks, but the Yanks are set-up to lose tonight.

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. Molina, C

And on the mound, Andy Pettitte.

Notes: Darrell Rasner is out of the rotation, Al Aceves is in … after throwing only 43 pitches last night, I suspect Rasner will be available out of the pen as early as tomorrow, good thing considering Ponson’s starting … Wilson Betemit has three at-bats since August 15th, he’s basically useless now, no way he can do much of anything with all that rust …

Categories : Game Threads


  1. E-ROC says:

    Good luck staying up tonight.

  2. Manimal says:

    Serious question, who would cost more, Lowe or Burnett.

  3. Ivan says:

    Man I really hate these games on the west coast.

  4. Reggie C. says:

    Now with Morrow making the Joba-like transition to the starting rotation , maybe the Ms are more likely to trade Bedard. The Ms are a disaster offensively, and if i were Nintendo i’d want to get young, cheap prospects/1st/2nd year players for BEDARD , who just hasn’t clicked with life in Seattle.

    Would you guys offer: Hughes, Melky, & Matsui for Bedard

    - Matsui is entering the final year of his contract which means its only a 1 year investment. That and the fact that Seattle would love the pairing of the 2 greatest offensive Japanese stars ever.

    • Manimal says:

      Nope. Hughes for Votto or that firstbasemen in LA(dodgers). Besides that forget about trading Hughes.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Would you guys offer: Hughes, Melky, & Matsui for Bedard

      Hell to the naw-naw.

    • Manimal says:

      More like Hughes, Melky, Matsui for Hamilton.

    • Ivan says:

      Bedard is never healthy and has had one good season that’s it. Bedard is very good but is somewhat overrated.

      • Reggie C. says:

        Bedard hasnt been healthy this season. I give you that. But he made 28 starts in ’07 and 33 starts in ’06. Both years he put up terrific numbers for a guy squaring off in the loaded AL east.

        I’m telling you guys, if Bedard makes 30 starts next year in pinstripes, we’ll all be very happy with the end result.

    • E-ROC says:

      Why? Bedard hasn’t been healthy for God-knows-how-long and his former GM Bavasi hinted to some attitude problems along with being a 100 pitch pitcher. Pass.

    • Reggie C. says:

      Here’s the thing gentlemen. We all know that Bedard can pitch very well in the AL East. I really believe that he’s a guy who’s gonna be on the upswing of his career. A rotation fronted by CC, Wang, & Bedard is mega-talented.

      I’m just floating it out there.

      I like James Loney. A Hughes for Loney deal isn’t bad, but i’d rather move a former #1 prospect in baseball for an unhappy Ace.

      • Ivan says:

        He’s not really an Ace. He doesn’t really have that it (and Im not talking stuff) to be an ace. Again I’ll wait and see how Hughes develop. Hey just be patient, Hughes will develop into a terrific pitcher. Besides I just feel that Bedard is somewhat overrated.

        • Reggie C. says:

          He’s not overrated. Grumpy? Yea. Probably. But that’s how his competitive juices flow. And he wouldn’t be the ace on this stuff. CC Sabathia would fill that role. Bedard would recede to the background and do his thing while Joba gets ready for FULL-time work and Wang wins his 17,18 games.

          I’d seriously look into getting Bedard.

          • Mike A. says:

            But the Bedard situation this offseason will be the same as the Santana situation last offseason. One year left on his deal, and they’d have to give up a boatload of prospects AND sign him to a 9-figure extension. He’s a very good pitcher, but pass.

    • Joey H says:

      two things, melky and matsui? melky isnt a guy who is associated with “upside” so why would they want him? second matsui is on a bum knee even tho i get where you are going with the Japanese link but i really dont see it working out. besides why would we want bedard? it seems like every time i hear his name its when hes injured which is more frequent than not.

  5. Ivan says:

    It will be interesting to see Morrow tonight as a starter.

  6. Mike A. says:

    Staten Island is up 17-0. Erik Lovett has 7 RBI.

  7. E-ROC says:

    6-2 Scranton; Eric Duncan came up big in this game with his 3-run homer.

  8. Ivan says:

    Trenton only down 4-3.

  9. kunaldo says:

    um…why is ponson still starting? i thought all the games were MUST-WINs….so we’re trotting out a 6.00 ERA w/o blinking?


  10. Jamal G. says:

    One thing I love about being in college: The lack of Friday classes. :D

  11. Manimal says:
    This picture is worth a million words.

  12. Mike A. says:

    Audio trouble again? Nice job, YES.

  13. Jamal G. says:

    You want to talk about funny pictures? Read the following article and then take a look at the pic:


    So Tatum Bell’s dumb, failure of an ass was cut by the Detroit Lions and was replaced by Rudi Johnson. As Johnson walked into Matt Millen’s office to negotiate his contract, Mr. Bell walked past and stole Johnson’s bags that he had left outside Millen’s office. Bell, again very dumb, did not know a camera was pointed right outside the office door, leaving zero doubt who stole Rudi’s bags.

    So yeah, Clay Buchholz, meet Tatum Bell:

  14. giselle says:

    um… what happened to the sound? wait, did someone from YES read the comments from last game and mute the commentary?!

  15. Mike A. says:

    Lee Mazzilli’s such a gangsta. He looks made.

  16. Manimal says:

    Man, Colt 45 by Afro man is such a funny song. I can listen to it forever.

  17. Jamal G. says:

    So wassup with Mark Melancon? Hasn’t seen a Triple-A mound since August 30th.

  18. Mike A. says:

    6 pitches? That’s retarded. I be he doesn’t throw 6 non-fastballs all night.

  19. Ivan says:

    Did anybody see the picute of some yankee fans wearing bags over there heads in Today’s paper?

    Seriously, I think it’s dumb for people to do that shit period. But come on, your team worst season ya probably gonna finish what ten games over .500 and before that made the playoffs every year. Fucking cock suckin bitches.

  20. Mike A. says:

    Matt Tuiasosopo? Holy schnikees, I figured he was in Indy Ball by now.

  21. Jamal G. says:

    Jeez, I can’t imagine how some team is going to think Raul Ibanez is worth a multi-year contract and the loss of a #1 pick.

  22. Manimal says:

    Shit! Quentin broke his wrist? since when?!?! Good bye white sox.

  23. mustang says:

    Last night was the first time in about 13 years that I missed a Yankees game to watch the Giants. How the roles have change?

  24. Mike A. says:

    Trenton just took the lead in the 9th on a bases loaded walk.

  25. Jamal G. says:

    Other than Joakim Soria and Joel Zumaya, what other nasty relievers can we expect/are rumored to be making a transition to their respective rotations?

  26. Jamal G. says:

    Speaking of which Manimal, you think Carlos Quentin should be suspended:

    “My last at-bat, the second pitch I fouled off against Lee. Something I’ve done thousands of times since I was a kid — a little frustrated. I had the bat in my left hand, and I just kind of hit down on the bat head with my right hand with a closed fist. I kind of hit a little bit low, nicked my wrist and finished the at-bat.

    “Forty minutes later, I started feeling something in my wrist. I woke up the next morning and that was that. Something I’ve done a lot, and unfortunately it hit the bone perfectly. Not a good spot.” – Carlos Quentin

  27. E-ROC says:

    LOL @ Damon’s fake throw to third.

  28. Joe says:

    Did Damon just skil a ball from like 20 feet away to Jeter?

  29. Ivan says:

    “Oh my god, Im droppin shit like a pigeon
    I hope youre listenin, smackin babies at they christening”

    I just love the line by the great one right there.

  30. Jamal G. says:

    I will now never visit a Mohegan Sun establishment just because of that fucking commercial.

  31. Ivan says:

    Can wait to see Hughes tomorrow since you can see it on Milb.Com for free.

  32. E-ROC says:

    “Damon was barely able to get it back to the infield.” Mariners announcers

  33. BigBlueAL says:

    Just finished watching the Basketball HOF ceremonies.

  34. Ivan says:

    Pretty quiet no.

  35. Mike A. says:

    Nice play by the dude in the Lofa jersey.

  36. Jamal G. says:

    LoL at that teenage girl saying “Oh fuck” right next to her dad and little brother.

  37. Ivan says:

    It just seem the Mariners just went down from that great 01 season.

    • Jamal G. says:

      I so wanted to make a joke about the stupidity people display when they say “Teams get better when A-Rod leaves”, but I can’t, stupid Mariners had to have a record 116-win season the year after A-Rod left. However, they still did lose to us in the ALCS and actually lost in fewer games.

  38. Joe says:

    Trenton sweeps! Trenton sweeps! Take that Boston, Pawtucket, and Portland

  39. Ivan says:

    well at least Kay isn’t doing the games.

  40. Mike A. says:

    I saw someone asked before, but Melancon’s nursing a mild back injury. Supposedly he was wrapped up in ice pretty good the past few days. No biggiw.

  41. Ivan says:

    Hit a Homer A-Rod.

  42. BigBlueAL says:

    For you guys who might struggle to stay up late to watch the entire game, dont worry I think the Yankees offense is content to have you go to bed early. Zing!!!

  43. E-ROC says:

    Mike, you just jinxed us. Matt hit a double.

  44. Joe says:

    I assume Tuisssoppo, is the brother of the Q.B.?

  45. Ivan says:

    I remember years back and the M’s had Griffey and all those big time players, I use to say to myself/had a feeling A-Rod was gonna be a yankee. Never really had it with Griffey. with A-Rod since his seattle days, he look like he was a yankee.

    • mustang says:

      Can we send him back.

      • Ivan says:

        I,ve always liked A-Rod. I wasn’t really a huge Griffey fan.

        • Mike A. says:

          How could you not be a Griffey fan? If Jesus came down from heaven and played baseball, he’d be Junior in his prime. He was all sorts of awesome.

          • mustang says:

            Agree. I wanted Griffey to be a Yankees so bad in his prime, but he always had that beef about the way Billy Martin treated him when he was a kid.
            He hated the Yankees for that.

          • Ivan says:

            I like Griffey and that image of him running the bases scoring the GW run in 95 shows you the physical ability but to me he did hit in some very friendley ballparks.

            I don’t know, Griffey was too goody goody. I liked Bonds more cuz he was bad guy. Same with A-Rod.

            I’ll take bonds over Griffey.

            • mustang says:

              “bases scoring the GW run in 95 shows you the physical ability but to me he did hit in some very friendley ballparks.”

              First thank you for remind me of one of the most painful moments as a Yankees fan. (LOL)
              Second Griffey could of hit a HR out of any ballpark his swing was almost perfect.

        • mustang says:

          I’m sorry.

  46. Mike A. says:

    Heh, you see the scoreboard? Ichirollin’

  47. BigBlueAL says:

    I wander if Pettitte read the thread about him….

  48. Ivan says:

    As a yankee fan, you know it’s not your year whne Pettitte doesn’t pitch well in the second half. That’s usually clock work.

  49. Hybrid Moments says:

    I hope this is Pettitte’s last year.

    • Mike A. says:

      His stuff is still good, I don’t really see what the problem is. The cutters not cutting as much, but is it that much of a problem? I have no idea what’s going on here.

      • Manimal says:

        The curve and cutter compliment each other and when your other pitch is n your fastball in the upper 80s its not a formula for success.

  50. Ivan says:

    Would it surprise ya if Pettitte and Moose do not return next season?

    • Joe says:

      It seems like the gotta bring Moose back, his work doesn’t seem flukey.

    • Hybrid Moments says:

      No. It wouldn’t shock me if Andy retired after this season because of all the HGH and Clemens stuff. Wasn’t Mussina quoted somewhere saying this was his last season? The quote was before he reinvented himself but I have had that in the back of my mind since I read it.

  51. BigBlueAL says:

    I would have to think Pettitte is not/has not been healthy for awhile. Remember when there was talk about Pettitte missing a start when the Yankees were in Anaheim….

    • Hybrid Moments says:

      The same thing happened with him last year. He had a bad June, July, and September. His numbers looked good because of the insane start he got off to.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        Huh??? Didnt Pettitte have his usual strong 2nd half last season like always??? Including his great performance vs Cleveland in Game 2.

        • Hybrid Moments says:

          He had a 3.84 in the 2nd half but that is largely aided by his August. He was terrible in July and September with a passable June.

  52. Jamal G. says:

    Exhibit AKJDLFBLMHNLDEFAB&*(^&&%^^ why Peter Abraham fails at analyzing baseball:

    UPDATE, 11:02 p.m.: The Yankees are getting no-hit by Brandon Morrow through four innings. Is that bad? That seems bad.

    He does not know who he is, but the mofo is going to give an opinion on his skills even though he has no fucking clue who Brandon Morrow is.

  53. E-ROC says:

    I wonder if Pettitte is still dealing with fatigue.

  54. E-ROC says:

    Geez. There isn’t anything you can do about that when the pitcher is spotting a 97 mph fastball on the black.

  55. Mike A. says:

    Good grief, Morrow’s at ~60 pitches.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      That to me is the problem. Not necessarily that they are not hitting him cause quite frankly they dont hit too many quality pitchers, or even average pitchers anymore, and Morrow is nasty as fuck, but the fact that they dont even work at-bats or “grind” out at-bats anymore.

  56. Hybrid Moments says:

    Why do I continue to subject myself to this stuff? I’m glad this group is getting blown up in the offseason.

  57. BigBlueAL says:

    You think playing for 3rd place and holding off Toronto will be ample enough motivation for the Yankees to win games in the final couple of weeks of the season????

    • mustang says:

      If you asked them behind close door they probably would tell you they don’t give a shit about 3rd place.
      The final couple of weeks well be self first and team second especially with so many of them leaving. Giambi and A-Rod will probably bat .500 with RISP classic.

  58. Ivan says:

    Man, the yankee bats look slow tonight.

  59. giselle says:

    omg get a damn hit please. bring in cody ransom.

  60. Jamal G. says:

    Yeah Mike, you’re right about Raul Ibanez. He’s like the Aubrey Huff on the West Coast, great year that not everyone is aware of.

    How the fuck is he posting these numbers at 36-years-old? He has a career-high in doubles (40), Batting Average (.306), OBP (.370), OPS+ (136), and has posted numbers that rank in the top three for his career in HR’s (24), walks (57), BB/K (0.70), SLG% (.512), OPS (.882), and Runs Created (101).

    Scratch what I said before, but how much of a hindrance do you guys think his age (age 37 season in 2009) will be for his market value?

  61. Mike A. says:


    There, that should do it.

    • giselle says:

      LOL mike. i was gonna do that but i thought you or ben would get mad and ban me. maybe not you, but def ben, the comment nazi.

  62. BigBlueAL says:

    How fitting would it be for this season if the Yankees get No-Hit this game….

  63. Jamal G. says:

    That hammer paused in mid-air.

  64. E-ROC says:

    That’s just filthy!

  65. Joe says:

    Well, if were only gonna get a few hits why not get none and give Morrow a thrill.

  66. Manimal says:

    Seriously, bring in ransom.

  67. E-ROC says:

    Fly from Tampa to Seattle and face Morrow. That sucks.

  68. Mike A. says:

    The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

  69. Ivan says:

    Obviously the yanks need to add a bat, it doesn’t have to be Texiera.

  70. Mike A. says:

    Chris Bosio? Holy crap moly, that’s a name I haven’t heard in a while…

  71. E-ROC says:

    At least Morrow doesn’t have a perfect game going. :(

  72. Mike A. says:

    Wow. He made A-Rod look like a bitch in that at-bat. Pwned.

  73. Jamal G. says:

    Wow, A-Rod got owned in that AB.

  74. Rich M says:

    This game looks like it puts an end to the theory that if you score a bunch of runs late in a game during a loss, you win the next game.

  75. Ivan says:

    Just Great.

  76. Joe says:

    …And then there were 6.

  77. Mike A. says:

    You know the worst part? They haven’t even been remotely close to getting a hit.

  78. Ivan says:

    If they did get no-hit, i guess it puts a bow on the yanks 08 season.

  79. Rich M says:

    Matsui is going to break up the know hitter!

  80. Mike A. says:

    The Yanks might have to break the glass in this emergency and go to their super secret weapon off the bench: Melky Cabrera.

  81. Jamal G. says:

    Brandon Morrow threw 82-pitches in his last start with Tacoma (AAA), if the Yanks can make him throw more than a few pitches in the eight inning, we might have an interesting decision come the ninth inning if his no-no is still intact.

  82. Manimal says:

    anyone else see the irony in this?! we were JUST talking about the probablility of triple plays and no no’s and perfect games.

  83. Rich M says:

    Maybe Molina with an infield hit.

  84. giselle says:

    doesnt morrow have a pitch limit? they shouldn’t tire out his young arm by seeing if he can go the distance. i feel like the bullpen should come in.

  85. Jamal G. says:

    I swear, it’s like the baseball Gods are just rubbing it in the faces of us Yankee fans of what could have been with Phil Hughes on that fateful night in May of 2007.

  86. Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!Hit-deki!

    Hopefully that does it.

  87. Joe says:

    Was Morrow a highly regarded prospect?

  88. Jamal G. says:

    OK, my favorite Yankee player has to do it here.

  89. BigBlueAL says:

    Smart, bring up a hitter who hasnt had an at-bat in what seems like a month.

  90. I can’t believe this. I think this a great no-hitter with a masterful pitching performance by first-time starter Brandon Morrow. He locates his pitches beautifully and has excellent stuff. God bless this kid.

  91. Mike A. says:

    You can bet on Betemit!!!

  92. Manimal says:

    We were so fucked. how did Betemit pull it off.

  93. Ivan says:

    Are You kidding Me.

  94. E-ROC says:

    The Yanks get a hit from an unlikely source. Wow!

  95. mustang says:

    yeah they got a run

  96. Mike A. says:

    Give credit where credit is due, the kid was electric tonight.

  97. Patrick T says:

    Hey, would this be the tying run coming to the plate? ;)

  98. Mike A. says:

    See? I told you they’d get the tying run to the plate!

  99. Jamal G. says:

    Of course, the guy who hasn’t had an At-Bat since August 31st and hasn’t had a hit since August 15th is the guy who breaks up a no-no. I fucking love baseball.

  100. Greg Cohen says:

    Nice job Wilson!

    Now maybe they can actually win this game.

  101. Hybrid Moments says:

    I can’t believe Betemit got that hit.

  102. Don’t fucking come to me with this “pinch-run with pudge” business. you have 3 catchers, Joe Giradi. You can use Melky or Brett Gardner. Fucking piece of dumbassness.

  103. Joe says:

    Salud to Betemit and Morrow, pretty Nasty stuff

  104. Manimal says:

    Anyone else notice that the blue jays and Mariners uniforms are like IDENTICAL.

  105. Mike A. says:

    My vote for Chevy Player of the Game goes to … Miggy Cairo.

  106. Ivan says:

    Just read that Goldman article about the yanks in 09.

    I don’t buy it one bit at all.

  107. Mike A. says:

    Unclutch. How did A-Rod NOT turn that into an out?

  108. Jamal G. says:

    It’s amazing how a team can go 7.2-IP without getting a hit while Adrian Beltre swings wildly at a pitch like that and gets an infield single.

  109. Ivan says:

    Jeter, Abreu and A-Rod comming up. We can certainly make a rally no.

  110. Dumbass LoHuder of the day:

    “Okay, who builds a ballpark near a train station?”

    Like the subway system didn’t exist when the Yanks and Mets first made their stadiums. Right.

  111. Jamal G. says:

    Got some dinner plans, ump?

  112. Ivan says:

    That pitch before wasn’t a K

  113. Ivan says:

    close but no cigar.

  114. Jamal G. says:

    Oh damn, that was Giambi’s pitch.

  115. CJ says:

    And they go out with a whimper like usual.

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