Sep
13

Game 148: How ’bout a win? Pretty please?

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The Yanks already managed to lose today,so it would be nice to not have to go through that again tonight. Something about getting swept in a doubleheader just makes me feel dirty, and not in a good way.

1. Gardner, CF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, DH
5. Nady, LF
6. Cano, 2B
7. Betemit, 1B
8. Pudge, C
9. Ransom, 3B

And on the mound (hopefully for the last time) Sir Sidney Ponson.

Update (7:01pm): The game is on MY9, not YES.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Ivan

    A-Jax is 1 for 2 with a HR.

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

    If you’re around Manny, NHL 09 is sick. I traded in Madden for it, and I couldn’t be happier. What a redic game.

  • joe

    Madden got boring that quick?

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

      It’s been getting boring for a few years. Not many upgrades this year, so I finally gave up. I haven’t played a hockey game in years, since NHL 98 I think.

  • Ivan

    Yo why the hell is Jeter bunting? That play makes no sense considering the situation.

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

      Agreed. Just let Gardner steal.

      • Mike Pop

        ya he needs the hits

  • joe

    I was watching the braves-mets game earlier and saw mike gonzalez pitch. That guy is a fucking riot! Talk about an animated guy with all the swaying and talking

    • Ivan

      I saw that game as well. He was rocking and moving all over the place. He had alot flair with his follow through. That dude is nasty though.

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

    An unclutch induce-a-balk move by A-Rod.

    • Ivan

      and the unclutch sac-fly.

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

    From LoHud:

    “GAME TWO
    YANKEES (77-80)”

    I didn’t know a double header meant double dickness from PeteAbe, now?

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

    David Cone doesn’t know how to use B-Ref.

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

    You know what’s funny? Every Yankee fan is cheering Derek Jeter on for this record, but if it was A-Rod and the way this season has gone, you would have article after article written about how he his just a stat padding, greedy, son of a bitch.

  • mascot

    People care about the Jeter-Gehrig thing?

    And what did Cone say about b-r?

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

      I care about the Jeter-Gehrig think. Finishing with the most hits in Yankee Stadium history is a big deal for me.

      Coney said he got some stats for Sidney’s scouting report wrong, mentioning that he misused B-Ref (by name). He this was Ponson’s first career start against the Rays, then corrected himself to say he’s 8-9 against them.

  • E-ROC

    Is Dan Johnson a free agent this winter?

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

      No, arb eligible for the first time. He’s still 3 yrs away from free agency.

      • Mike Pop

        hes wack tho right

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

          Yep. Another one of Billy Beane’s AAAA players with some undervalued quality.

  • Mike Pop

    Mike who do you feel should be at 1b next year ? You dont want Tex for that kind of deal right ?

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

      Man, I dunno. I don’t want them to hand out another long-term deal. Give Miranda a shot I guess, maybe use Nady at first against lefties or something.

      It might actually be easier for them to add an OF and move Nady to 1B now that I think about it…

      • Mike Pop

        Man i really want Tex tho. You put him there we have the best infield in baseball..plus i think we could use his bat

        • Ivan

          For this team to better themselves in the future, you wanna avoid contracts like Tex especially considering he’s not a great player.

          • Mike Pop

            Dude Tex is a great player.. His numbers are great and his glove is even better I cant beleive people dont think he is a great plaeyr

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

              He’s very very very good, but not truly great. Beltran-esque.

              • Ivan

                He’s a much better hitter than Beltran but Beltran is the better all-around player.

                • Mike Pop

                  Ya and if we signed Beltran over Damon we woulda had a better team too

    • Ivan

      I can’t really think of anybody to man 1st base.

  • Ivan

    Another hit by Jeter.

    • Mike Pop

      9 games to go right ? I think hes gonna do it

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

      It’s a good thing he bunted earlier.

      • Mike Pop

        haha i disagreed with that tho

  • Mike Pop

    If A Gonzo is available what kind of package would it take foe us to get him you guys think ??

    • Ivan

      Hughes, A-Jax, and two other prospects.

      • Mike Pop

        ok…

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

      Lots. Hughes + Jackson at a minimum. We’re talking about a 130 OPS+, Gold Glove Caliber, 26 yr old 1B locked up for a total of $7.75M until 2011.

      • Mike Pop

        id rather sign tex for 7 yrs than

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

    Alex Rodriguez has a .945-OPS in the past four weeks. He also has an 1.120-OPS this month, yet Derek Jeter is the only one that has “showed up”? Fuck you, Michael Kay.

    • Ivan

      Agreed. Jeter does things that tend to get overvalued while the opposite can be said about A-Rod.

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

    OSU-USC time…

    • Mike Pop

      gonna be a great game i hope who you want to win ?

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

        USC! USC! (I’m also a Trojan fan for b-ball, so it’s not like I’m just picking and choosing here, btw…)

      • eVizions

        I’m a Penn State alum, so my allegance lies with the Big Ten

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

          What year? Graduated in 2003 here.

          3-0, outscored opponents 166-37 this year

  • Ivan

    Another info that Kay got from Google.

  • Mike Pop

    Tex is a perfect bat for us i have to make that point.

  • Ivan

    Im sorry but one good year doesn’t make for a decade of futility.

  • Mike Pop

    But youd have to think Tex would be solid for at least 6 of those 7 years right ? Hes in great shape takes good care of himself and hasnt had any trips to the disabled list in his career i beleive but i may be wrong…

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

      weren’t we saying the same things about Giambi…I think, career-wise, they’re and will be awfully similar players

      • Ivan

        Plus, Giambi with the bat was a better offensive hitter than Tex.

    • Mike Pop

      hes been there twice so im wrong but no him and giambi are nowhere the same type of players.. everyone knew giambi was a roider and if tex hasnt he may not deteriorate like giambi plus tex is a much better glove than giambi ever was…

  • Ivan

    Ponson sucks.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mike, talking about NHL 09 brings back memories for me, from Sega Genesis!!!! I havent played an NHL game since the last days of Genesis. Dunno why I stopped I loved those games but never kept on buying them once I got a Playstation.

    Since I am not a fan at all of the NHL now I would be frustrated not knowing the players and what not. Unless they had the 1994 Rangers that is!!!!

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

      Yeah, I jumped right on the bandwagon when the Rangers own. I stopped following hockey after/during the strike. I know about 50% of the players, but the gameplay is just unreal.

      • BigBlueAL

        Thats how I am with FIFA. Just downloaded the new demo and I cant wait for the game to come out on Oct 14th. Although thanks to some of my friends and having Fox Soccer Channel in my Sports Tier (only purchased to get NFL Network, only 5 bucks extra per month so not too bad, plus I also get NBATV year round) I actually know most of the players in FIFA.

        Maybe Ill download the demo. On another side note, just bought Hot Shots for PS3, AMAZING game!!!!

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

    We want Hughes.

  • BigBlueAL

    On a side not, bring out the brooms….

  • Ivan

    Only Ponson can give up a GS to a average hitter when Ponson was up in the count.

  • Jack

    Lohud, from earlier:

    patrick max
    September 13th, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    hughes was never on joba or price’s level

    he was 2nd tier like pelfrey, kevin slowley, jonathan sanchez, masterson, john danks etc.

    Really?

    • Ivan

      He’s right. I mean Hughes was only ranked in the top three in concern with prospects 2 years ago.

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

    Who the fuck allows a grand slam to Ben fucking Zobrist?

    • Mike Pop

      The yankees thats who

      • Ivan

        No Ponson.

  • Mike Pop

    If you want to have a contending team next year with a lineup like we need to win i cant believe that we would be okay with Giambi/Miranda platoon and I’m not a big fan of Nady therre becuz he said he wasnt comfortable there and he would only be a 1 yr fix and than wed have to give him a pretty big deal considering scott boras you know X will prob make it to FA… I know Tex and NAdy both have Boras so u dont need to tell me that. But if you want to have a team much better than the one this year and thats what we need to compete you have to get better than a Giambi/Miranda platoon. And you want to keep the farm so Tex’s deal isnt as bad as it looks. Id much rather give Tex a 120 130 mill deal than CC. Obv CC is the bigger need but Tex’s deal is less risky

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

      “…Giambi/Miranda platoon…”

      they’re both left-handed and they both blow really hard against lefties

      • Mike Pop

        Ya thats why you cant have that platoon // who you want MEnky

    • Jack
  • Jack

    Coke!

  • Ivan

    Guys should not start period. Bring the young guys in.

  • Mike Pop

    I still dont get why Sid is starting and not some scrub from the minors or IPK,Wright w.e jus get rid of syd the kid

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

    Signs of life…

  • Bill N

    Amazing simply amazing. I’m so excited to go tomorrow and see the turd sandwhich that is Pavano.
    Ponson please go back to Aruba.

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

      you don’t have to get racist. just because he sucks doesn’t mean he has to go back to his country. he’s a human being, like you and me.

  • Ivan

    Man I can’t wait to see a Healthy Wang.

    Speaking of Wang, so much for eople dissing Wang saying he wasn’t that valuable.

    • Jack

      Man I can’t wait to see a Healthy Wang

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

      • Ivan

        What so funny?

        • Jack

          What’s another word for wang?

          • Mike Pop

            woody ?

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

    Ok. So Sidney Ponson starts, Ben Zobrist hits a GS, Wilson Betemit homers, and I-Rod now steals second.

    Will the cow finally jump over the moon?

  • Ivan

    Hughes had 22IP pitch in one month all season at the MLB level. Don’t ya think people will say hey that’s not alot to judge on.

  • Mike Pop

    I feel like he is the forgotten man ya know

  • Ivan

    Yankees are on vacation right now.

  • Bill N

    However a chance to see history tomorrow with Jeter.

  • Mike Pop

    shit i remember when edwar gave up a GS to Dioner las year

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

    Should Joba get 3 innings of long relief to build up his workload? Wouldn’t be a bad idea IMO

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

      besides the fact that I forgot he’s in the bullpen for the rest of the year…

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

      He just through 2 innings Thursday, might need another day of rest.

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

    Phil Coke has been rather impressive since being called up.

    Bush league fist pump though.

  • Ivan

    Just missed.

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

      Routine fly power.

  • Bill N

    Pablo I wasn’t being racist. In my previous comment. He could goto India for all I care just as long as its away from the Yankees.

    • Jack

      Send him to Boston.

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

      ok i hope so because there are some people out there that talk about some immigrants doing something bad and they’re like “send them back to mexico” or some shit like that…

  • Bill N

    Hahaha

  • Ivan

    The Mets can sure use a guy like Phil Coke. But who Im kidding. They got Kunz.

  • E-ROC

    OSU is done.

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

    So yeah, I just bought a COKE 48 shirt.

  • Ivan

    Marte/Coke combination has a chance to be a devastating combo next season.

  • Jack

    Coke currently has an ERA+ of ?. I consider that a small victory.

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

      B-Ref says his ERA+ is “inf,” whatever that means. ;)

    • Jack

      That was an infinity symbol before it was a question mark, just so you know.

  • Mike Pop

    Damn Jeter !!

  • Ivan

    WOW. Just WOW.

  • BigBlueAL

    Jeter as always is the man!!!!

  • mascot

    They get Ponson off the hook, of course.

  • BigBlueAL

    Did u see that?? Jeter wasnt even paying attention to Meacham. Its about time….

  • Mike Pop

    Man only if things went our way like that the whole season

  • Bill N

    Pablo sorry I can’t respond to comments in with the reply to comments option. I’m doing this from my phone. I am not that kind of person at all.

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

    Great, here comes Balfour. This won’t be pretty.

    • BigBlueAL

      Why do you let Howell face A-Rod and then bring in Balfour for Nady???? Just bring him in to face A-Rod, or keep Howell to face Nady with 1b open and Cano on deck.

  • BigBlueAL

    I am not ripping A-Rod nor want to get rid of him so dont start yelling at me. Im just saying though you have to admit he has some of the worse, you gotta be kidding me Strikeouts a player can have.

  • Ivan

    This Yanks team showing no fight whats so ever.

  • Ivan

    And now a lazy double by Cano.

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

    Been a while since the Yanks got a bounce like that.

  • Bill N

    Is Nady’s contrat through next season ? Or do we have to resign him ?

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

      Arbitration eligible, free agent after next year.

    • Ivan

      His contract runs through next season.

  • Bill N

    So he will be back

  • BigBlueAL

    Melky!!!!!

  • Ivan

    The Melk man is back.

  • Jack

    Joba!

    • Jack

      Back in the eigth, where he belongs. That’s right, I said it.

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

        Are you serious?

        • Jack

          No.

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

            Phew. You scared me.

  • Bill N

    I know I’ve asked but is anyone going to the game tomorrow ?

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

    No strikeouts for Joba? Bust. Trade him for Bronson Arroyo while he still has value.

    • Patrick T

      We don’t need Arroyo since we’re going to trade Melky & Kontos for Matt Kemp, IPK & Betemit for Adrian Gonzalez, A-Rod for Jay Bruce and Volquez, and sign CC, AJ, Ben Sheets and Manny.

      We can trade Joba for Gerald Laird.

      ;)

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

        Joba for Gerald Laird? Are you serious? That’s clearly not enough. They should throw in Phil Coke too.

  • Jack

    Is he going to finish it, or is God getting the save?

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

      Mo for the 9th I’d imagine.

      • BigBlueAL

        Yeah he is warming up.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gardner wears out 1st basemen.

  • Ivan

    A-Jax second fastest guy next to Gardner Mike?

    • Jack

      Christian has to be up there, doesn’t he?

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

      J-Christ is. Then probably Ajax.

  • Ivan

    That little man can run.

  • Patrick T

    UPDATE, 10:08PM: Callin it right now, A-Rod pads his stats with a 3 run jack right here.

  • Patrick T

    UPDATE 10:09 PM: I mean, doin something there woulda been kinda clutch, so naturally he made an out.

    • Jack

      What a dick.

    • Ivan

      Pete needs to Shut the fuck up.

  • Ivan

    He does not GOD that call. He’s going to hell.

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

    Wow, Ohio State sucks. But as a Penn State alumn, I already knew that.

    • Ivan

      They haven’t been good in the last couple years.

  • Ivan

    Mo just pimpslaped Iwamura.

  • Ivan

    Yanks win.

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

    Thaaaaaaa Yankees win (a meaningless game)!!!