Game 145: Aceves’ first start

CC and the Pitch Counts of Doom
The Price is wrong, bitch

After last night’s debacle in Anaheim, I’d imagine that most Yankee fans are looking ahead with trepidation to tonight’s game. The Yanks don’t play well in Anaheim. They’ve lost four of five on the road, and they’re staring up at a Blue Jays team that has, as of this writing, won nine in a row.

Meanwhile, down on the farm, the Yanks’ AAA kids are battling the Durham Bulls. So we won’t see any call-ups for a least a few more days. But tonight’s starter offers up something new for Yankee fans. Alfredo Aceves will become the 13th pitcher to make a start for the Yanks when he takes the mound tonight. Aceves, known as the Mexican Gangster, has appeared in two games this season at the Big League level. In seven innings, he’s allowed one run on five hits and two walks while racking up seven strike outs. He replaces Darrell Rasner in the rotation.

Of all the arms in the Yankee system, Aceves was one of the biggest surprises this year. The Yanks signed him out of the Mexican League in February, and he rocketed through the farm this year. He put up an 8-6 won-loss record, but in 140.2 innings, he was downright filthy. He allowed 111 hits and 27 walks along with 114 strike outs, and his ERA was a stingy 2.62. Opponents hit just .217.

As Aceves takes the mound tonight, the Yanks are playing for little than pride right now. But hopefully, the 25-year-old will give us something to watch tonight. At the very least, it’s a new face and a new arm. We no longer have to suffer through another Darrell Rasner start.

Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Matsui DH
Cano 2B – Still no walks since the middle of August.
Moeller C – The forgotten Yankee.

Aceves P

Yankee Notes: The Angels have scratched Jered Weaver from his start tonight, and in his stead, Ervin Santana (15-5, 3.23) will start…The Scranton Yanks and Durham Bulls are battling it out for the IL Championship. You can follow the action and watch the game for free here. While the Yanks are winning, David Price is throwing quite well…In the Penn League, Jonathan Albaladejo had a rocky first inning, but Jeremy Bleich is throwing nicely. Mike will have more on those two games later tonight.

CC and the Pitch Counts of Doom
The Price is wrong, bitch
  • Ivan

    Trenton with a 3-1 lead.

  • Ivan

    Price looked pretty good as well. Yeah he got hit around a bit but he displayed some electric stuff especially with his slider.

  • E-ROC

    Ben, do you think Humberto Sanchez will see some time at the major league level before the year’s over?

    • cult of basebaal

      why rush him? and from what i hear, it doesn’t sound like his stuff is back yet. IIRC mike ashmore was saying that he was only throwing somewhere around 91-93 down in trenton. doesn’t seem to wise to push him for something close to zero benefit.

  • http://Stephen Stephen.J.Magli@vanderbilt.edu

    I think in the off season the Yankees, rather than signing Mark Texiera. Should just sign Milton Bradley to play RF, keep Damon in LF, put Gardner/Melky at CF. Make Matsui the permanent 1b. Then do a platoon at DH with Xavier Nady (who I know has been hitting righties really well this year, but throughout his career not so much so), and Juan Miranda.

    • Steve H

      Milton Bradley in NY=Not good. Like him as a player, but he wouldn’t last thru spring training without an incident.

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

      No. Bradley barely holds up as a DH, how can he play the OF? Besides, IMO, Damon or Matsui should be traded. Damon would be traded at peak value and he could net 1 mid to high ceiling near-MLB ready position prospect plus two other either really raw or low-ceiling talents. Matsui can maybe be traded for a guy with a lowish to mid ceiling (Jon Sanchez, again?) I’d like to think we could eat $6M and get a buy-low talent like Homer Bailey or Andy LaRoche, but I know that will never likely won’t happen because they play on NL teams. Then again, the Giants (NL West) wanted Matsui, so…

      • Joe

        Why wouldn’t you just put Bradley at the DH in that scenario and keep Nady in RF

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

          Why would I want to add another injury risk to this team? I’d rather have Baldelli-won’t cost draft picks, much cheaper, 1-year deal, and on their average years he’s better.

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

            Pablo, while I agree with what you’re thinking, it’s a bit funny seeing “Why would I want to add another injury risk to this team?” and “I’d rather have Baldelli.” right next to each other.

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

              I see what you mean, but I meant to say that of the two injury risks I’d rather have the smaller one (for all the reasons above) in Balldelli.

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

      It should be pointed out that, outside of the 144 AB’s for the Padres last year before he got injured (where he had a damn lucky .327 BABIP) , Milton Bradley has never ever ever been remotely as good as offensive force as he’s been this year for the Rangers, who, last I checked, still play in the Bandbox in Arlington.

      His 2008 spilts:
      Road – .299/.420/.469
      Home – .363/.478/.726

      Park effects much? Oh yeah, and his ’08 BABIP? .391. Look, Milton Bradley’s far from a nontalented hacker, but perhaps we should be a bit skeptical about his ability to continue producing like a dominant 4-hole hitter if he comes here to the Bronx and some of his good luck starts to wear off. Not to mention, he’s not exactly a paragon of good health.

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

        devil’s advocate: you have to like the short RF, both offensively and defensively

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

          Devil’s Advocate’s Advocate: Kevin Mench and Gary Matthews Jr. were both fairly average players for a while, put up great seasons in the Texas offensive funhouse, and then became albatrosses to their new teams.

          Arlington stats are like Coors Field stats.

  • Geno

    He’s seriously known as the Mexican Gangster? I thought that was something you guys christened him with.

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

      You’d be amazed at the power of word-of-mouth nicknames such as this. I’ve seen it on other Yankee blogs, word travels fast.

      • pat

        Dude looks like he just broke out of prison. He could pass for an extra on OZ.

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

          He looks like Bartolo Colon after leaving Drug, Alcohol, and JheriCurl rehab.

  • Ivan

    Yo whats got into Carlos Delgado.

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

      I have no fucking idea, but kudos to him. I loved the fact how he basically dealt a big “Fuck you” to the Shea Faithful when they called him for a curtain call earlier in the year and he stayed put. He came out for one this past Sunday, but still, that was a funny moment seeing as how the NYC media were all up-in-arms.

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

        Agreed. Now, if Jose Reyes, David Wright, and Oliver Perez could somehow stop going into witness protection every September, maybe that team could finally amount to something.

        • greg

          uhh wright last september:

          .352/.432/.602

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

            Touche.

            Wright this September:
            167/.192/.250

            Re-Touche.

  • Samsonov KGB

    lets win this one for pride……….

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

      Let’s win this one for George Zip.

  • Ivan

    In other news Shawn Merriman is gonna have season ending surgery.

    • Joe

      What was he thinking? I understand that he is likely to have permanent damage either way, but damn, you wanna risk really screwing up your ability to walk the rest of your life.

      • Manimal

        seriously.

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

      ’bout time.

  • Ivan

    ESPN is giving the sox some good head right now.

    • Manimal

      they usually do.

    • Steve H

      In other news, the world is still round.

      • Jack

        Ha! The world isn’t flat? Right. Next you’re going to tell me Santa isn’t real.

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

          Don’t worry, Jack, Santa’s real. His real name is Kevin, and he plays first base for the Red Sox during his offseason, right next to Jesus at 2B.

          They both love kids. A lot… probably criminally.

          For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

  • giselle

    ahh i’m nervous for al aceves. when hughes and kennedy made their “hometown” debuts, they tanked. i know aceves isn’t a kid, but still… its a big deal.

    here we go.

    • Manimal

      If anyone tanked in their hometown debut it was Rasner.

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

        Rasner pitched his first game in Crappypitcherville, TN? When did I miss that?

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

      Oh, all this time I thought he was born in Mexico.

      • giselle

        close enough! he got 26 tix for the game or something ridiculous like that. there are a lot of people close to him watching him pitch tonight.

    • Joe

      There’s something about a guy who wears Dennis Rodman’s number that makes me feel like that stuff won’t affect him

    • Hitman

      Well I think the difference is he’s not kid still learning. From what I hear he’s got like 4-5 pitches and knows how to pitch. The same can’t be said for either Hughes or Kennedy who both live on 2 and 3 pitches and are still learning. Aceves is pretty much done learning how to pitch.

  • BigBlueAL

    Jason Bay saying Manny who!!!!

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

    Heh, whenever someone lets go of that bat like that, I think of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvjjO7JLrdw

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

    This guy does a really nice Joker impersonation: http://www.youtube.com/user/CiscOreo

  • Joe

    From the good and the bad file, Melancon is back pitching, unfortunately, Robertson and Kroenke blew the lead.

  • Ivan

    First time seeing Melancon pitch.

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

    So what’s Yahoo! Sports going to do with Seneca Wallace? Are they going to change his position to QB-WR? They better change his position, I picked him up earlier today since he’s going to be replacing Nate Burleson.

    • BigBlueAL

      I picked up Deion Branch hoping he returned soon but now they are saying he wont return til Week 5 which is after their bye.

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

      IMO, Wallace, Brad Smith, and Michael Robinson should all be cross-listed as QB-WR-RB.

  • Ivan

    Great Job Papelbon.

  • BigBlueAL

    Papelbon just gave up a HR as Tampa tied the game. Interestingly Keith Law recently wrote in his blog that Papelbon is throwing to many fastballs and no longer throwing his splitter much and that it could lead to problems come post-season time.

    I know nobody cares but hey it still is a good game to watch….

    • Joe

      Nice work Arod, How many pitches was that?

      • Joe

        Meant to say I do care, actually I think it’s fantastic

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

    Papleblown!

  • Ivan

    I thought the yanks were on vacation. A-Rod shouldn’t have those tough a-bats.

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

    Look at A-Rod trying to pad his stats with a meaningless SB in the second inning. Nine more years of this!?!?!?!?

    • Jack

      I know. If only we had someone gritty, like Eckstein or Youklis or Pedroia.

  • BigBlueAL

    Wow double Navarro Tampa now leads 5-4. Keith Law mustve been on to something….

    • Ivan

      He’s never really had great secondary pitches.

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

    Melancon has some pretty good movement on his fastball, and a pretty nasty curve. Ben Sheets lite.

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

      I’m really thinking hard on Buster Olney’s point of signing Ben Sheets instead of C. C. Sabathia. Then again, is signing Sabathia to a seven-year deal instead of Sheets to a four-year deal that big a risk when you take into account Sheets’ injury history?

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

        Considering how pitcher’s tend to breakdown, if you get three good years out of Sheets during a 4 yr deal, I think you have to be happy with that. Ditto CC for 5 or 6 out of 7.

      • Ivan

        Well I read his opinion on one of his chats. He said the yanks need to avoid long term contracts and try to get younger. Both obvious points.

        In that same chat, he said if he was the yanks, it would be better for the present and future of the yanks to sign Sheets to a 3/4 year deal rather than dealing a long deal to the likes of Sabathia or Teixiera.

        While CC is #1 for me, I wouldn’t mind if the yanks sign sheets at all. Plus, it might be the smart move if they did sign the guy.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        link?

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          my bad, didn’t realize it was in a chat. i see it now.

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

        All of Olney’s argument hinges on Sheets taking a 4 year deal in the first place. Is that based on any evidence, or is that all conjecture on Olney’s part?

        Why wouldn’t Sheets demand a 5 or 6 year deal? Everyone else is getting one…

  • Manimal

    WHO THE HELL IS TIM BATTLE, WHO CARES!!!

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      Scranton “showing some fight”…. ;-)

      • Joe

        How did Tim Battle get triple AAA?

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

          Taking Melky’s spot. He’s coming off the bench for them.

          • Joe

            Ahhh, good for him.

    • Ivan

      He was once a prospect with glowing potential. Great Athlete and tremendous defender with some pretty good pop. Unfortunately, his could never put bat on ball.

  • BigBlueAL

    Typical Yankees offense….

  • Yankee1010

    Isn’t that so typical of this year? 2nd and 3rd and no outs. 0 runs.

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

    And Scranton ties it in the bottom of the 9th. Tim Battle double.

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

    Thanks to Hulu, I finally started watching Arrested Development. Damn, that show is fucking hilarious, I really can’t wait for the movie.

    Speaking of which, is there a hotter lesbian in Hollywood than Portia De Rossi?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      put hulu to good use and start watching “it’s always sunny in philadelphia.” i love “arrested development,” but i like sunny better.

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

        Yeah, I really need to. I watched it for a little while and then stopped.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          starts up again on the 18th on FX.

      • Joe

        “always sunny” is great.

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

      I didn’t know she was a lesbian. Huh.

      a day without learning is a day wasted I guess.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        aren’t she and ellen degeneres married?

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        She’s married To Ellen, right?

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

        Yeah, she’s been out for a few years now, got married to Ellen DeGeneres on August 16th.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          really hope you had to google that information.

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

            I’m not gonna lie to you Marge.

            See ya!

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      i don’t know if she truly qualifies, but if she does… lindsey lohan is certainly hotter than portia de rossi. portia de rossi is very pretty but a little bit on the “flat as a board” side for my taste.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    YANKEES (Scranton) WIN!!!!

  • Matt G.

    Eric Duncan!!!

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

      Bust.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Aceves has a Giant Noggin.

    • Manimal

      hes just a giant in general. for somereason I pictured him looking like edwar. Complete opposite.

  • Ivan

    Here it is:

    Paul(Glendale, AZ): Buster, I agree Pedroia give them exactly what they need everyday minus the fist(forearm)pump, and thank god for that! I agree the Yankees must get younger in order to compete, but I don’t see how they avoid the fat contract. Moving into a new stadium and two veteran starters on the way out, I see them backing up the truck fo CC, your thoughts?

    Buster Olney: Paul: I think you make the offer to CC, and in the end, I think he’ll sign elsewhere. It’d be better to offer a big three-year deal to a Sheets or a Burnett. Ten years ago, the Yankees were stacked up the middle, with Posada, Jeter, Bernie. As of today, it’s hard to say who will be manning those positions in 2010, so this has to be the priority for the Yankees.

    http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/chatESPN?event_id=22177

  • Ivan

    TB wins.

  • http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/burressDM0402_468x305.jpg Nady Nation

    At least Boston lost. Man it’s depressing that that’s all we have to look forward to nowadays (besides our Minor League system dominating the MiLB playoffs).

  • Hybrid Moments

    I think Mike A and a couple of other people got on me for saying Fuck Joe Torre in another topic. I went to bed and never got a chance to respond to that.

    Torre really wore out his welcome with me. I am not going to bother going over his miscues because I am sure you know most of them. You can make a really good case that Don Zimmer was just as responsible for the Yankee dynasty as Torre. Right when Zimmer left the Yankees pretty much went into the tubes as far as playoff success goes. I hate the hero status he has among fans. Its annoying and he really doesn’t deserve it.

    • BigBlueAL

      Yeah he doesnt deserve it, he only won 4 rings as manager….

      • Hybrid Moments

        “He won four rings”

        The safety net for any Torre defender. Please try and make an argument other then “he won four rings!”

        • BigBlueAL

          What else do you have to do????? Thats the ultimate goal, win a WS. He did it 4 times after the Yankees hadnt won one in 18 years. He won 3 in a row which has only been done 3 other times in the history of baseball. You are an idiot, and apparently Im not the only one who thinks so….

    • http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/burressDM0402_468x305.jpg Nady Nation

      Pretty much everything in this post makes it the dumbest one to ever grace this site, so I’m just gonna go ahead and highlight my favorite part.

      “I hate the hero status he has among fans. Its annoying and he really doesn’t deserve it.”

      Joe Torre made the playoffs 100% of the time that he was here, which was for 13 SEASONS. Oh yea, I almost forgot to mention the part where he won 4 titles too, or one every 3 years. For the love of god, if you are a Yankee fan, please stop rooting for the team and go away. We don’t want you. You are a complete fool and embarrassment to our fanbase.

      • BigBlueAL

        He went off on Torre last night due to my posts, thank you for this response cause I couldnt have put it any better myself….

      • Hybrid Moments

        Yeah, stupid me for thinking that Torre should make the playoffs every year having a medley of great players at his disposal. I am such an idiot!

        • BigBlueAL

          Uh, Girardi has a 209 million dollar payroll and is in 4th place. What the fuck does it say for him then….

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

    Please stop trying to steal with A-Rod up. First base is scoring position when he’s at the dish.

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

    Dammit, just as Scranton walked off the field I turned on the game, and I missed seeing Melancon pitch. Fuck…

    • Ivan

      Ha ha. I didn’t.

    • Manimal

      haha same.

  • Ivan

    Fun Fact:

    The series between SWB and Durhan, Phil Hughes will be the youngest to start in that series compared to IPK, Price, Niemann and Davis.

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

      Hughes is 6 months younger than Andrew Brackman. A full year younger than Melancon.

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

      I don’t care that he’s not even two months removed from his twenty-second birthday, his 22.0-IP this season in the Majors are all I need to know he’s a bust!1111!! Trade him for a guy who gets his uniform dirty, that’s how you win ballgames, with baseball players, dag nammit!!!!1!!1

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

        I don’t care that he’s not even *two months removed from his twenty-second birthday,

        *three months

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

        like David Eckstein!!!!!111!!1!!!1!!!!!

        • Joe

          like #25 putting all out there

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

    Way to steal with 2 outs and A-Rod up…

  • BigBlueAL

    Abreu this season has had a bad habit of getting caught stealing with A-Rod up.

  • Joe

    How about that AROD!

  • Joe

    These Angel types don’t waste any time do they?

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

    LoL @ Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain being the most and fifth most abused pitchers in Major League Baseball, respectively.

    Nice job, Bruce Bochy. Hey, I understand, the Giants and their 63-80 record have a win-now mentality.

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/statistics/sortable/index.php?cid=204015

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

      Man, look how far ahead of everyone else CC and Timmy are.

      Cain is going to burn out, having to feel like he has to throw a shutout every time out to get a win. It takes it’s toll after a while.

      • Ivan

        Prime examples of why you don’t let Superstar players dictate ya future or don’t hold on to them and build around them too long.

      • BigBlueAL

        Surprised Halladay isnt higher, shows you even with all his CG’s how efficient he is with his pitches.

    • Ivan

      Especially Lincecum. At least with Cain, he has been in the league a couple years.

  • Ivan

    Adam Sandler: “You want a piece of me Bob”

    Bob: “I don’t want a piece of ya…I want the whole thing”

    Mike that title and picture brings back memories LOL.

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

    Awkward silences in the broadcast booth are some of the funniest moments in T.V.

  • http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/burressDM0402_468x305.jpg Nady Nation

    Can we PLEASE get a first baseman that can actually PLAY FIRST BASE next year?

    • Joe

      Who did you have in mind?

    • Ivan

      Well your gonna have to trade for one.

  • pat

    Im still amazed tim keefe threw 619 innings with a sub 1.0 whip in 1883. 68 starts 68 complete games.

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

      And in between starts he churned butter and dreamt up the concept of the Model T.

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

    Why’d Cano throw the ball so perfectly? Another lackluster display, lazy bum.

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

    I expect PeteAbe to blame Cano’s throw for that error.

  • Pedro

    Anybody wanna call Jeter lazy?

    • Joe

      No, he’s unfocused cause he’s out partying and dating models

    • Ivan

      nah he was tired.

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

      Well, according to Garry Sheffield, Derek Jeter is not really black. So if he’s not black or Latino, it’s kind of unfair to make a judgment on his personality on effort because of a mistake, right? I mean seriously, wouldn’t that be really unfair and fucked up?

      • Joe

        So Mr. Sheffield thinks that D.J is just confused, not lazy or tired or unfocused?

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

        But it’s Derek Jeter’s mixed race status that allows him to be the only MLB player both athletically talented and intelligently scrappy at the same time.

        That’s why he’s awesome. Just like Tiger.

  • Ivan

    You know Cano makes that error, he gets cream by almost everybody and almost everybody would say it was him being non-chalant, or lazy or not showing effort.

    • Pedro

      Couldn’t have said it any better.

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

    So what’s PeteAbe going to do? Say Cano should have taken the sure out at first, instead he put Jeter in a tough spot by trying to be too flashy and start a double play? Or is he just going to mention it at all?

  • Pedro

    Does anybody know the numbers for Damon since he started playing CF regularly? It feels like he’s been struggling since the move, I know he’s something like 4 for his last 33.

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

    Oh Michael, shut the fuck up. You know damn well someone on the YES team read you a mini-scouting report or you bumped into on online.

    • Ivan

      I have the game on mute, what he said.

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

        Talking crap like he noticed some cool little things about Brandon Wood’s swing, like saying he can only hope to hit an off-speed pitch if he’s sitting off-speed. yeah, like that’s some great unknown with Brandon Wood. Anybody with a Google search bar can find that out.

        • BigBlueAL

          You really hate Michal Kay….

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

            Nah, not really. It’s just fun poking fun at him, you have so many opportunities.

            • BigBlueAL

              Thats right forgot, the Mets are who you really hate!!!!

  • Ivan

    Wow he was out.

  • Pedro

    There’s that lazy Derek Jeter again..

  • BigBlueAL

    What a FA signing Gary Mathews has been for the Angels….

    • Ivan

      What a watse of money. Think about it, he made all that money off one good play.

  • Ivan

    How Ironic is that.

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

    Wow, if Gary Matthews Jr. can’t play defense, he literally is more useless than Melky Cabrera, especially factoring in that contract.

    • Ivan

      Speaking of that, Melky is one top defensive cf in the AL. While statistics show that BJ Upton is one of the worst surprisingly.

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

        Yeah, I’ve been saying that all season. The book on him was that his defense is overrated because his arm is glorified and takes away attention from his bad routes. Well, that just isn’t true. Melky Cabrera was consistently amongst the top three defensive Center Fielders in the A.L. (Adam Jones and Carlos Gomez were the other two)

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

          *In terms of Zone Rating.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          Doesn’t make up for his offense though.

          • Ivan

            I know but if he was an adequate offensively, he’s a keeper.

        • Ivan

          I think the top two are Gomez and Sizemore. Melky rates ahead of Jones actually.

  • Pedro

    Thankfully, Matthews great year wasn’t this year, otherwise he would definately be in pinstripes next season.

    • Ivan

      Word.

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

    Meaningless.

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

    Unclutch.

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

      ARod: You mean we’re playing out the string with meaningless games now that we’re hopelessly out of playoff contention?

      Time to turn on the juice and go .378/.461/.702 down the stretch, baby!

      • mustang

        It’s A-ROD TIME !!!!

  • Ivan

    Unclutch Homerun by A-Rod.

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

    The Yanks were winning already. He’s just padding his stats.

  • BigBlueAL

    How the hell he hit that pitch out.

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

      Amazing. There’s times when you have to sit back in awe of the things he can do on a baseball field.

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

        True. And sadly, there’s also lots of times when you don’t.

  • Pedro

    That was a bomb.

    • Pedro

      And he had to reach for that ball, amazing power.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Just padding his stats. Don’t homer with the lead, A-Rod. It doesn’t count.

  • Ivan

    I thought the yankees were on vacation. Do ya job Girardi. wake em up.

  • Will

    Did we just break the record for most simultaneous, identical comments made?

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

      Heh, said the same thing to myself.

    • Pedro

      I bet those same comments were made at LoHud, except over there they mean it.

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

      UPDATE, 11:28 p.m.: Not that it would have mattered in the big picture, but why did they wait until Sept. 9 to give Aceves a start?

      Yet you have time to make a post about this and disregard Derek Jeter’s error and A-Rod’s bomb? Agenda driven for the dramatic win.

      • Ivan

        He’s Hungry.

  • Ivan

    11:40 PM: Terrible game by the yanks. A-Rod hitting meaningless homers, Cano making Jeter make errors, and Girardi not having his team up. What next me losing 500 LBS.

    Pete Abe.

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

      What next me losing 500 LBS.

      And somehow his body would still be 99.38989% body fat.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        omg i finally got it. it’s funny because he’s fat!

      • E-ROC

        LMAO!

      • BigBlueAL

        I cant laugh at that cause I aint in the best of shape myself….

  • Ivan

    Great.

  • A.D.

    omg aceves blows trade him now!

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

    That’s hysterical. They’re blaming Pavano for Eiland collapsing yesterday.

    • BigBlueAL

      Why???? Im watching the Angels broadcast not YES….

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

      Who is? What did they say?

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

        The YES guys. They said that Pavano takes so long to warm up in the outfield that Eiland didn’t get a chance to eat before the game.

        • Joe

          Wow, that’s pretty damned stupid

        • Ivan

          That’s pretty ridiculous.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice job Aceves. Hopefully Yankees hold on and get him a win.

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

    Joba for two? No reason not too.

    • A.D.

      gotta get those innings

    • Ivan

      I assume.

  • Ivan

    I gotta admit, Im quite surprise the yanks are smacking around Santana.

  • BigBlueAL

    Per Pete Abe:

    UPDATE, 11:58 p.m.: This is interesting. It turns out the scoreboard at Angels Stadium does go beyond one or two runs for the visiting team. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

    • Ivan

      Pete Abe need to go out and eat a dick.

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

      Per Pete Abe:

      UPDATE, 12:08 p.m.: In shocking events, after all those years of searching, I found and saw my penis.

      UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: Sorry it was a french fry that was lost while I was eating McDonalds.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        pure comedy gold.

      • BigBlueAL

        Whats wrong with eating french fries from McDonalds!!!!

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

    Scurred.

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

    Official scorer changes derek jeter’s triple to an error:

    Peter Abraham: “Scoring decision?!?!?!?! I must update, I must update!11!1!1

    UPDATE, 12:05 a.m.: They just changed Jeter’s triple in the sixth inning to an E-8.

    A Home Run by Alex-Rodriguez that is proving to be the game-winning hit thus far:

    Peter Abraham:

  • Pedro

    I must admit watching the game is so much better when you do it while studying electromagnetism.

  • Ivan

    Angels are the anti sabmetric team. It pretty much displayed in that bottom half of that inning.

  • Ivan

    Good work Aceves.

  • mustang

    Oh! shit they are winning.

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

    Justin Speier, example 24,516,873 as too why you don’t give relievers long term deals.

    • Ivan

      Word. Brian Fuentes is gonna fall under that example.

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

    Stupid LoHud comment of the night:

    Wow, clutch hitting for Damon! A CLUTCH HR. Too bad A-Rod can’t do that.

    • Ivan

      He’s right. I mean after all, A-Rod Hr when the team was only up one didn’t mean much.

      • mustang

        Season is over the clutch thing is over what does it even matter in a meaningless game.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        oh, now i get it why it’s stupid.

    • Jack

      Another nominee:

      ant928
      September 9th, 2008 at 7:12 pm
      Ok…time for my rant. WHAT THE FRACK HAPPENED!?!? This was the team that as so good on paper and we folded. yes injuries are a part and yes we’re playing like sh*t but what does JoeG do? Lie to the media…hold the party line…he makes Hillary look HONEST!!

      There has been no motivation…NONE all year. Personally I say JoeG and the coaching staff go…Cano goes to the minors, IPK=DFA, Hughes…we’ll see.

      There has been NO fight in this team for years. And for all the JoeT haters…uhhhh…the Dodgers look QUITE GOOD.

      *sigh*…I feel better now. Thanks for listening.

      And as far as Toad Schilling’s comments…ummmmm….is he even FROM Boston?!?! when the H*ll did he become the Beantown Mayor?

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

        There has been NO fight in this team for years. And for all the JoeT haters…uhhhh…the Dodgers look QUITE GOOD.

        Just a tad on the contradictory side, no?

  • mustang

    I see that we are having fun with Mr. A-Rod and I also see he has magically found his bat.

  • Ivan

    You know while the yanks may not make the playoffs and they have been subpar, it could be worse. They could be the Nationals and/or Pirates, but there not.

    • mustang

      It’s a shame that you even have to make this comment.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        the shame of that comment is its inanity.

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

    Clutch.

    • mustang

      Don’t worry they are up 7-1 it’s ________ TIME !!!

  • Ivan

    Damon having himself a night.

  • E-ROC

    Damon is upping his trade value.

  • Ivan

    Yankees Win.

  • Hitman

    Aceves is a curious pitcher. His fastball velocity was as high as 94mph several times during his first appearance and now it’s no more than 91 or 92.

    • Patrick T

      Everybody gains a few MPH in the pen.