Sep
05

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

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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 …

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  • E-ROC

    Good luck staying up tonight.

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

      It’s Friday, I should make it. Tough day at work though, could very well und up asleep in a puddle of drool by the 4th.

      • Manimal

        same. Want to start a RAB live chat, tonight would be a good time to experiment.

  • Manimal

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

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

      I would think Burnett.

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

        Also, Lowe’s a Type-B, how can you not offer him 2/20-24 just see if he’d be interested?

        • Manimal

          Yeah I was checking at Tigers thoughts. Would signing Lowe make more sense, to me it does.

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

            I was thinking the same, Derek Lowe would be a fine acquisition, especially if Andy Pettitte or Mike Mussina does not return.

            • Manimal

              No one really brings up his name(hank)

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

                I used to like Hank, now he’s reminding me of that one friend you have that’s always bitching about something.

      • Reggie C.

        Isn’t Lowe banging that FOX reporter chick? Why leave LA?

        • Manimal

          To go to the better city.

    • Manimal

      I mean Burnett is a sure fire type A while Lowe is a sure fire type B. Both solid but Burnett has the stuff while Lowe has the ERA.

  • Ivan

    Man I really hate these games on the west coast.

    • Manimal

      You know what I hate. That hour between PTI and Around the horn and those 7 pm games. It sucks.

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

        Thank Mariano for the PS3, download-able movies via torrent clients, and this wonderful – and legal – site: http://www.surfthechannel.com/

        • Manimal

          surf the channel isnt legal haha BEN ALERT BEN ALERT. go on aim ill tell you a shit load of good sites for that kind of stuff

          • Manimal

            or facebook.

  • Reggie C.

    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

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

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

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

      Hell to the naw-naw.

    • Manimal

      More like Hughes, Melky, Matsui for Hamilton.

      • Reggie C.

        never happening. rangers will own hamilton till the apocalypse.

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

          Well, never say never. But there’s no way they can get Hamilton without including Joba. It’s just not gonna happen.

          • Manimal

            I was exaggerating but yeah, Joba has got to be in there for a real trade to happen.

    • Ivan

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

      • Reggie C.

        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

      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.

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

        Didn’t he also say that he didn’t like “the spotlight of the big city?”

        • Reggie C.

          There’s no spotlight if your arriving as the second best lefty on your team. I’m telling you Mike … this only works with CC on board.

    • Reggie C.

      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

        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.

          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.

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

            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

      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.

  • Ivan

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

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

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

    • Manimal

      niceeeeeeeeeeeeee. I think the yankees should push Vendette as a starter.

    • giselle

      did bleich (sp) start tonight?

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

        Last night.

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

      Oh, and they rested their starters in advance of the playoffs. That’s the “B” lineup’s work.

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

        Yeah, that’s the “B” lineup alright, straight Bitchslappin’ mofo’s.

    • Joey H

      playoff game?

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

        No, second to last regular season game.

  • E-ROC

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

    • E-ROC

      Nevermind, it’s 6-4. I’ve been away from the game for awhile.

  • Ivan

    Trenton only down 4-3.

    • Ivan

      tie game.

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

        Bryce Cox is terrible. Six years of playing baseball at an elite level (Rice, then professionally), and he’s had a grand total of 2 good months. They just happened to be the last 2 months of his draft year.

        • Ivan

          I remember how people like Callis and etc were overrating him like he was the next big reliever.

  • kunaldo

    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?

    awesome.

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

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

    • giselle

      ah, college. enjoy it while it lasts…

    • Manimal

      Junior year of high school is NO FUN.

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

        To tell you the truth, that was my favorite of the four years. Your just old enough that Freshman chics have that older guy thing for you, and your just young enough where your not looked upon unfavorably for taking advantage of that.

        • Manimal

          so much homework, I got kinda shitty grades sophmore year so I gotta work my ass off for every last point in college. And Im working now.

          • Ivan

            Step ya game up dude. Hit those books, I really hope ya try hard and don’t BS around.

            • Manimal

              You dont need to tell me twice, last year I didnt do shit for homework this year I haven’t missed one yet.

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

            You only have to bust your ass for three semesters in High School:

            1. Spring term of Junior year
            2. Fall term of Senior year
            3. Spring term of Senior year

            • Joe

              No way, you’ve been accepted by spring term, it will be worth it when you get to college

    • mustang

      Oh! too be young again.
      LOL

  • Manimal

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/fil....._spd106.jp
    This picture is worth a million words.

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

    Audio trouble again? Nice job, YES.

    • giselle

      this has happened before?

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

        End of the game last night. Looks like it carried over.

        • Manimal

          considering its happened in 2 cities, its hardware problem. No loose plugs but something broke.

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

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

    Article: http://www.profootballtalk.com.....n-detroit/

    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: http://footballguys.com/tater.jpg

  • giselle

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

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

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

    • Steve

      Made in Douche-ville.

  • Manimal

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

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

      Because I Got High is one of the best songs ever.

      • Manimal

        yeah that one too I just like colt 45 better.

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

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

    • Manimal

      innings limit?

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

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

  • Ivan

    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.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....e_7-1.html

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

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

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

      somehow on that same vein, jw: what’s Brad Halsey up to now?

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

        Coming back from some kind of arm surgery I think. I know he had a torn labrum/rotator cuff last year…

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

    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.

    • E-ROC

      Omar Minaya says hi.

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

      The guy’s averaged a 120 OPS+ since 2001, and he’s been playing in a pitcher’s park the last 5 years. He’s a quality player, I fail to see why you think he’d be a bad signing.

  • Manimal

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

    • Joe

      Apparently he did it to himself being pissed off.

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

      Yeah, and he’s on the freaking no-cut list in my fantasy league. I’m stuck with a dead roster spot.

      Heh, I grabbed both Quentin and Cliff Lee off waivers earlier in the year. Go me.

  • mustang

    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?

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

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

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

    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?

    • Manimal

      I could see Papelbon move to the rotation. Does David Price count, he is probably going to debut in the pen and then go to the rotation.

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

      Zumaya will never start another game, he’s all reliever now, especially with all the arm injuries.

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

        Oh, and I expect Jim Johnson to make the transition to the rotation for the O’s. The Dodgers might as well try Kuo in the rotation again, no?

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

        Jim Leyland said it was a “possibility” he could start in 2009.

        http://kffl.com/player/12908/mlb (the fourth July 3rd entry)

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

          Oh right, forget this. Just realized Leyland said this about a month prior to his most recent arm troubles.

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

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

    http://ap.google.com/article/A.....wD930TMJ80

    “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

    • Joe

      Suspended as in not allowed to play? Seems like he took care of that himsef.

    • Manimal

      Its just a freak accident, thats pretty crazy.

  • E-ROC

    LOL @ Damon’s fake throw to third.

    • Ivan

      word.

  • Joe

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

  • Ivan

    “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.

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

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

  • Ivan

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

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

      Phil Hughes’ career playoff stats:

      11.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 19 K

      • Ivan

        He has that big game mentality, Curt schilling lite. Well hopefully he has it.

  • E-ROC

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

  • BigBlueAL

    Just finished watching the Basketball HOF ceremonies.

  • Ivan

    Pretty quiet no.

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

      Late game.

      • Ivan

        yea I guess.

      • Joe

        Not for me, Sweeeeet 7:00 games, I feel like a real person watching a game at 7:00, home from work, relaxed

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

          Heh, I can relate. When I moved out to Cali it was quite the adjustment. Getting up at 10 on a Sunday to catch the start of a football game sucked though. I missed many a 1st half those 4 years…

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

    Nice play by the dude in the Lofa jersey.

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

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

  • Ivan

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

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

      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.

      • BigBlueAL

        Piniella’s post-game rant after Game 2 that the series will return to Seattle was all for naught.

  • Joe

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

  • Ivan

    well at least Kay isn’t doing the games.

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

    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.

    • Manimal

      T’was Jamal.

  • Ivan

    Hit a Homer A-Rod.

  • BigBlueAL

    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!!!

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

      “Sometimes I think I should just join the army. It’s basically like FPS, just better graphics.”

      So true.

  • E-ROC

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

  • Joe

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

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

      Yep.

  • Ivan

    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

      Can we send him back.
      LOL

      • Ivan

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

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

          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

            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

            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

              “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

          I’m sorry.

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

    Heh, you see the scoreboard? Ichirollin’

    • E-ROC

      They hatin’/Patrollin’/tryin’ to catch me ridin’ dirty

  • BigBlueAL

    I wander if Pettitte read the thread about him….

  • Ivan

    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.

  • Hybrid Moments

    I hope this is Pettitte’s last year.

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

      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

        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.

  • Ivan

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

    • Joe

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

    • Hybrid Moments

      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.

      • Manimal

        Pettite said it himself, he said he wanted to pitch in the new stadium but he would “ask his family first”

  • BigBlueAL

    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

      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

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

        • Hybrid Moments

          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.

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

    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.

    • BigBlueAL

      Morrow for me in 08 the Show is too wild, tough to control his stuff.

  • E-ROC

    I wonder if Pettitte is still dealing with fatigue.

  • E-ROC

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

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

    Good grief, Morrow’s at ~60 pitches.

    • BigBlueAL

      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.

  • Hybrid Moments

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

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

      They’re not getting blown up. You know I, I know it, everyone knows it. It’ll largely be the same team next year with a few tweaks to the rotation.

      • Manimal

        Large tweaks. and maybe a centerfielder.

      • Hybrid Moments

        I hope not. They should make serious runs at Sabathia and Teixeira while hoping that the Brewers decline their option on Cameron. I’d also trade Matsui for a bag of balls at this juncture.

    • Ivan

      This team is not as bad as they look. Again the players are still here to succeed. Just a couple tweaks here and there.

      • Hybrid Moments

        Yes they are. Everyone in their lineup is declining.

  • BigBlueAL

    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

      NOOOOOOOOO.
      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.

  • Ivan

    Man, the yankee bats look slow tonight.

  • giselle

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

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

    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?

    • Ivan

      Remember Ibanez was a late bloomer.

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

    NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!
    NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!
    NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!
    NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!
    NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!
    NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!NOHITTER!!!

    There, that should do it.

    • giselle

      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.

  • BigBlueAL

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

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

    That hammer paused in mid-air.

  • E-ROC

    That’s just filthy!

  • Joe

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

    • Joe

      Is it wrong to root for your own team to get no hit?

      • giselle

        yes. its wrong.

  • Manimal

    Seriously, bring in ransom.

  • E-ROC

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

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

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

    • Ivan

      does that ever work Mike?

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

        It’s worked at least twice this year. I’ve only done it 3 or 4 times total.

    • giselle

      i dont think morrow will walk 2 guys in one inning.

  • Ivan

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

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

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

  • E-ROC

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

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

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

    • Manimal

      He made Arod look like Brett Gardner. Oh snap.

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

    Wow, A-Rod got owned in that AB.

  • Rich M

    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.

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

      I guess the cross-country flight threw a wrench into it. ;)

      • Ivan

        just a little bit.

  • Ivan

    Just Great.

  • Joe

    …And then there were 6.

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

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

  • Ivan

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

    • BigBlueAL

      Toronto put an official bow on this season last weekend.

    • Manimal

      more like a whack in the face with an ugly stick.

  • Rich M

    Matsui is going to break up the know hitter!

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

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

    • Joe

      In the “I’ve just soiled myself so you might not want to sit next to me” on the bus kind of secret weapon.

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

    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.

  • Manimal

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

  • Rich M

    Maybe Molina with an infield hit.

  • giselle

    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.

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

      He threw 82-pitches in his final Triple-A start, he should be good to go for a 100, no?

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

        There’s no way they take him out now, unless he loses the NO FUCKING HITTER!!!

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

    Man, filthy.

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

    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.

    • Ivan

      I was thinking that too.

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

    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.

  • Joe

    Was Morrow a highly regarded prospect?

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

      6th overall pick, so … yes.

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

        5th overall, my bad.

        • Joe

          What year?

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

            The Joba year.

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

    Curveball?

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

      Ah, Changeup. Didn’t think they would go to the heater.

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

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

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

    Son of a bitch.

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • BigBlueAL

      Girardi is a genius!!!!

    • Joe

      Is Girardi encouraging the no-hitter?

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

    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.

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

      That did it!!!

    • Manimal

      Seriously, I was was rooting for him against Betemit.

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

        actually, it was jinxing everything with reverse-psychology. it worked!!

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

    You can bet on Betemit!!!

  • Manimal

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

  • Ivan

    Are You kidding Me.

  • E-ROC

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

  • mustang

    yeah they got a run

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

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

  • Patrick T

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

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

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

    • Joe

      No shit.

    • Manimal

      Miller light good call.

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

    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.

    • Ivan

      Tell me about it.

    • giselle

      its the best!

    • mustang

      LMAO

  • http://slidingintohome.blogspot.com Greg Cohen

    Nice job Wilson!

    Now maybe they can actually win this game.

  • Hybrid Moments

    I can’t believe Betemit got that hit.

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

    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.

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

      I-Rod isn’t the tying run, doesn’t really matter to the point where you can label this a bad move by the manager.

  • Joe

    Salud to Betemit and Morrow, pretty Nasty stuff

  • Manimal

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

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

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

    • Joe

      Yeah, what the fuck is the point of even showing that?

  • Ivan

    Just read that Goldman article about the yanks in 09.

    I don’t buy it one bit at all.

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

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

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

    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.

    • yankeemonkey

      You just can’t figure out baseball.

      /Sterling

      • Hater

        Well, Susan, thats’s why they play the games.

  • Ivan

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

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

    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.

    • Joe

      You made that up

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

      Oh man, that’s hysterical.

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

    Got some dinner plans, ump?

  • Ivan

    That pitch before wasn’t a K

  • Ivan

    close but no cigar.

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

    Oh damn, that was Giambi’s pitch.

  • CJ

    And they go out with a whimper like usual.

  • Ivan

    oh well.