Sep
24

Game 158: Hughes FTW

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It’s been a while since Phil Hughes knocked down a W in the Majors. In fact, his last Big League win came on September. 27, 2007 when he and the Yanks downed the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 3-1. Tonight, in his final start of the year, Hughes will aim for his first win of the season.

Of course, it won’t come easy. Hughes is going up against Yankee-killer A.J. Burnett. On the season, Burnett is 18-10 with a 4.18 ERA, but against the Yanks, he’s 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA in 30.1 innings. In a way, this is an important start for Burnett because, with an opt-out clause, he can become a free agent this year. The Yanks are sure to be potential suitors for the power-throwing right hander who has just reached a career high in innings pitched.

But Burnett may not be all that the Yanks have seen this year. He’s long struggled with his health, and against teams that aren’t the Yankees, he’s 15-9 with a 4.64 ERA in 180.2 innings this year. Those are fine numbers, but they’re hardly worth the money and years Burnett will be seeking on the open market. Caveat emptor.

The Yanks aren’t doing much to help out Hughes earn that win. They’re tossing out the Spring Training lineup. That’s what happens when the team gets eliminated from the playoffs.

Gardner CF
Cano 2B
Abreu RF
Nady LF
Giambi DH
Betemit 3B
Ransom SS
Miranda 1B
Moeller C

Hughes P

Notes: Word out of Yankee camp is that Andy Pettitte will not make his final start of the season on Saturday. In his stead, the team will throw Sidney Ponson. Couldn’t they have found someone else to make that start? Phil Coke? Ian Kennedy? Joba Chamberlain? The Yanks have practically guaranteed no reason to watch Saturday’s game.

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450 Comments»

  1. eVizions says:

    Wow, does that lineup suck. Anyone think we’ll score more than 2 runs?

  2. Ivan says:

    Yea with a lineup like that and Burnett pitching, I think Hughes might have to get his next victory next season.

  3. Jamal G. says:

    It pains me that people are seriously considering an A.J. Burnett signing for the Yankees.

    This guy is not durable. He will be 32-years-old at the start of Spring Training in 2009 and has only pitched in excess of 180 innings thrice in his career. He has started 30 or games only twice in his career. His Major League career started in 1999.

    His 1.35 WHIP this season ranks as the second most since his 2003 campaign with Florida (1.57). His 2.62 K/BB this year has not been that low since he posted a 2.51 mark back in 2005 (Marlins).

    A.J. Burnett is a great middle-of-the rotation starter, but not at the cost of Type-A draft compensation and the valid concerns one should have about his durability.

  4. Barry says:

    Even though it’s not their best lineup there are plenty of teams playing worse lineups everyday.

  5. Dumbass LoHuder of the Day:

    “And I’m just stunned that Andy the gamer isn’t insisting on taking the ball. What, no glory left in it for him? He was okay to play all of the last games but not this one?”

  6. David Brown says:

    I cannot blame the Yankees for sending out a spring training lineup, nor for starting Ponson in Boston. There is only ONE game that really matters, and that is the Mussina game in Boston. As for Burnett, I think he will be staying in Toronto (From everything I read, his wife likes it there). I just read a very interesting piece at http://www.foxsports.com. The topic is will Arod finish his career in the Bronx. They don’t seem to think so,. nor do the people who voted in a poll about it. My opinion is he will. Comments?

    • Jamal G. says:

      I don’t really give a shit where he finishes his career. I just want his significantly above-average years to be spent in the Bronx. If he ever deteriorates to the point of a twenty-five-homeruns-designated-hitter type, then I’d join the rest of the idiots who want him off the team yesteryear.

    • Ivan says:

      I can’t wait when A-Rod has that WS ring and people start eating crow like a mothafucker.

  7. Ivan says:

    O yeah I just saw that movie American Gangster last week. I thought it was terrific and the scene where Denzel blow that dude’s head off in broad daylight in front the crowd was just crazy.

  8. Ivan says:

    Speaking of movies, did anybody see the trailer for the Movie Max Payne?

    Yo that movie looks really good. Besides, I love video game alot as well.

  9. Pedro says:

    That right there is exactly why we need to ship Betemit’s ass as fast as we can. A backup infielder who can’t play any position in the infield.

  10. Jake H says:

    I agree. That was terrible defense right there.

  11. Ivan says:

    I thought Rios had that one.

  12. Jamal G. says:

    Shouldn’t the market value for Mark Teixeira be closer to Alfonso Soriano’s 8/136 than the 10/200 that’s being floated around?

  13. Ivan says:

    Hey where’s Mike at?

  14. Ivan says:

    draw an x on Sheets who is basically the same pitcher like Burnett.

  15. Ivan says:

    Yo could they stop showing the scores for Bos and TB. I really don’t care now that the yanks have basically nothing to play for.

  16. Ivan says:

    Nice A-bat by Ransom.

  17. “Watching” on Gamecast… Handsome Cody Ransom’s headshot looks like he’s 16, not 32.

  18. Rob D. says:

    Uber-lurker and infrequent poster here, but I need to say…that pitch is why is still believe in Phil.

  19. Jake H says:

    Nice 2nd inning.

  20. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    Hello, Phil Hughes. Been a while.

  21. Ivan says:

    Wow Hughes just bitch smacked Snider with them curveballs.

  22. Infamous says:

    nasty curve

  23. Accent Shallow says:

    That bender . . . Jesus God, baseballs should not move like that.

  24. scottnar says:

    I know it’s early but the kid looks good. that curveball is nasty. i think all the phil haters want him to fail, they are just waiting for a blowup inning to come and post i told you he doesn’t have major league stuff

  25. Jamal G. says:

    That’s the reason I don’t believe in sac-bunts with batters as fast as Brett Gardner. The likelihood for a DP is quite improbable. Also, if he does ground-out, he could just as easily steal second base with no issue.

  26. Ivan says:

    Thanx Scoturo.

  27. Rob D. says:

    Why would you throw that ball?

  28. Jamal G. says:

    LoL @ A.J. Burnett’s reaction to Marco Scutaro: “Really, fuck-head?”

  29. Ivan says:

    Yankees making AJ look good again.

  30. Austin says:

    Nady for clean-up.

  31. Accent Shallow says:

    X gonna give it to ya. X gonna give it to ya.

  32. Rob D. says:

    That wasn’t a bad pitch at all…good hitting by Nady.

  33. Bruno says:

    “Couldn’t they have found someone else to make that start? Joba Chamberlain?”

    That would make too much sense…..

    • Chip says:

      I’d rather give IPK a chance to look good rather than trot Ponson out there. In fact, I’d cut Ponson right now just to tell the world, “yes we do know he sucks”

  34. Austin says:

    Jesus, Hughes has some nasty stuff.

  35. Ivan says:

    Nice Job Phil.

  36. Jamal G. says:

    Chase Utley just hit HR #33, awesomeness.

  37. Accent Shallow says:

    Base hits against Burnett? Figures that the B team can do it. Ugh.

  38. Jamal G. says:

    Pedro was so right, Wilson Betemit has no place on a contender as a bench player.

  39. Manimal says:

    Look at gardner and his .208 avg.

  40. Manimal says:

    Leiter/schilling is the answer.

    • Huh, that’s funny… what was the question? I’m curious, since I just name dropped Schilling and Leiter as examples of pitchers who struggled through multiple years of injuries before getting and staying healthy (in reference to Pavano)…

  41. A.D. says:

    MIRANDA pretty much the definition of clutch

  42. Ivan says:

    Congrads Miranda.

  43. Harry G says:

    7 retired in a row by the Phranchise. He looks really good but where’s the heat? I remember John & Suzyn raving about him throwin 94-95 or even 96 at his no-hitter turned disaster last season in Texas… Tonight everything’s 90 or 91. Was the gun in Arlington messed up? Or have Phil’s mechanics changeed a bit as a result of his injuries?

    • Austin says:

      Well you gotta take into consideration hes been out most of the season. Even with those minor league starts his arm just might not be at full strength.

    • Manimal says:

      Everything was hot that day(including the gun) He tops out at 94-95 when hes really pushing it. But the couple of MPH doesnt matter when you have a amazing change and curve like him

    • A.D. says:

      prob a mech change where he gets better movement taking some off, but honestly who knows, there have been may a post debating this topic

    • Jamal G. says:

      Every Fastball has had 5-6 inches of break, it looks like he is just throwing his Two-Seam Fastball, which explains the 89-91 MPH readings.

  44. Manimal says:

    Grats to Miranda.

  45. A.D. says:

    Gardner is OPSing .867 with RISP….until that at-bat

  46. Jamal G. says:

    Fucking Carlos Delgado.

    What the fuck is wrong with Carlos Zambrano? I thought he got over that emotional BS.

  47. A.D. says:

    hook is working tonight

  48. Jamal G. says:

    Phil Hughes’ Curveball is sadistic. His last two hammers have broke 18″ a piece.

  49. Manimal says:

    Phil Hughes has the arm, has the pitches, has the location, and he certainly carries himself well, he just needs a good game plan and so far today, hes been working quickly and dominantly. Nice.

  50. Ivan says:

    Phil doing his thang.

  51. Manimal says:

    Anyne else think that because abreu is playing, that means hes not coming back next year?

  52. Accent Shallow says:

    Burnett really seems to be getting the high strike.

  53. Ivan says:

    AL East best division in the MLB bar none.

  54. Chip says:

    Well so much for nibbling around the strike zone, 40 strikes against 16 balls so far. That’s just domination

  55. It just hit me that the bombers are 9-1 over their past 10.

  56. Mac says:

    Man.

    If only Hughes (and Joba and Wang) had been healthy all year…

  57. Ivan says:

    When will people understand that Hughes had one bad month in April pitching inly 22IP.

    • Jamal G. says:

      When stupidity ceases to exist?

    • Manimal says:

      I think we established Hughes was better that CC was that month.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Yeah, but he was awful that month. Other than his first start (also against Toronto) he was getting smacked around, couldn’t find the plate with a road map, not getting Ks.

      Honestly, I was relieved to hear he had a busted rib, because he was so bad I would have started to worry about his future had he been healthy.

      Good to see he’s back.

  58. I would’ve gone with the curve to get the K, but ok…

  59. Jamal G. says:

    Third time through the order, Hughes mixing in his Changeup.

  60. 69 pitches through 5…damn

  61. Mike A. says:

    Phil Hughes is a bust.

  62. E-ROC says:

    Fastball, cut fastball, curve, slider, change…..am I missing something? Wow!

  63. Steve says:

    Don’t look now, but Hughes has out pitched Burnett all night.

    Whats the old saying . . sometimes the best moves . . . . . how does that one go again?

  64. Accent Shallow says:

    Baseclogger does his thing.

  65. Jamal G. says:

    LoL @ the Mets’ chances in October with Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey and whoever can stand on a mound.

  66. OMG Betemit is like so unvaluable!!1111!!! Ugh!1111!!!!11!

  67. Chip says:

    At what point to we come up with a nickname for the physics-defying event known as Phil Hughes’ curveball? I’m all for The Elbow of God (Mo)

  68. Ivan says:

    I didn’t know Hughes could pitch well.

  69. Jamal G. says:

    There’s a vacuum out in center, Vernon Wells. Don’t you know that?

  70. Mike A. says:

    “It’s odd a guy named Miranda would bat left”

    ***30 seconds of crickets***

    “Wanna explain that one, Michael?”

  71. Jamal G. says:

    Why the fuck is Carlos Zambrano hitting ninth when he’s in the lineup?

    **Michael Kay: “Interesting that a guy named Miranda bats left-handed.”

    Al leiter: “Can you explain that one?”

    MK: “Miranda rights…”

    AL: “Yeah, I know what they are…”

    MK: “Well, if you have to explain it, it loses all it’s humor.”

    AL: “Yeah, but…[it wasn't fucking funny, fucking douchebag]“

  72. Ivan says:

    I would love to see Kay doing jokes at the Apollo Threathe.

  73. Jamal G. says:

    It’s amazing that Alex Rodriguez is suffering through a pretty decent slump right now, but still leads the A.L. in VORP.

  74. Jamal G. says:

    Oh fuck you, you old washed-up prick.

  75. Yankees=warriors says:

    It just occurred to me…did the Yankees have a rookie hazing day this year, or did I just miss it?

  76. Accent Shallow says:

    Suboptimal.

  77. Ivan says:

    Looks like Rolen was looking for the Curveball.

  78. scottnar says:

    hopefully they can get him a run. he’s pitched so well tonight it’d be a shame to not get one victory on the year

  79. Chip says:

    I’d like to see him come out for the 8th, he’s only at 92 pitches and the curve is still biting

  80. Steve says:

    Who would you say is Hughes best MLB comp?

    I’ve always thought he reminded me most of John Lackey.

    • Chip says:

      Dare I compare him to Barry Zito? It’s tough I know because he sucks so badly now (and he’s left-handed) but I think that shows both his ceiling and floor. And yes, Hughes has MUCH more movement and location than Zito but that big curveball just reminds me of him

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Mussina. Low to mid-90s fastball, nasty curve.

      • Steve says:

        Excellent control as well. Just like Moose, sometimes too good.

        But Moose always threw so many types of pitches, that one doesn’t quite work for me.

        • Accent Shallow says:

          If he can get his change to be as high-quality a pitch as the curve, I’d say Mussina would be dead on. You’re right though, I forgot about that.

  81. Patrick T says:

    I would too, but there’s no chance.

  82. Jack says:

    Didn’t someone say “Call me when he goes seven” in his last game thread?

  83. Hitman says:

    Hughes’s fastball goes down 2 mph every season. In 2006 it was 94, in 2007 it was 92, in 2008 it’s 90 mph.

  84. Patrick T says:

    I can’t fathom why Burnett’s still out there. Do they realize how fragile he is?

  85. Ivan says:

    Burnett should give the yanks some money for making him a rich man after the 08 season.

  86. scottnar says:

    why are we so fixated on how fast his fastball is. farnsworth throws the ball 99 MPH. is he an effective MLB pitcher? location location location

  87. Ivan says:

    Wow Hughes coming back.

  88. A.D. says:

    alright 8th inning

  89. Patrick T says:

    Wow. Hughes still out there.

  90. Baseballnation says:

    Its obviously 90 because the guy missed…. Oh yea thats right the whole season. Blame hi for not having arm stregnth or top stamina yet? Here’s this, I promise it won’t be 88 next year or 86 for that matter next year after next. Happy? It’s amazing how fantastic Burnett is against the yankees riht… Iswear it’s a mindset the yankees have against power pitchers that’s so maddening.

  91. Ivan says:

    Great Job Phil.

  92. Patrick T says:

    8 pitch inning. I think I’m in love.

  93. Bryan says:

    This is exactly what Hughes needs to do next season, just buckle down and throw, hes got the stuff, he just needs to attack batters.

  94. Mike Pop says:

    Burnett will be pitching for the yanks next year

  95. Steve H says:

    Who else thinks Lanny has been lurking all night, waiting for Phil to fail so he could post. He must be livid with how well he’s pitching, what a Yankee fan?

  96. Alright, now lets get a run and get this kid an 8-inning win full of dominance.

  97. Ivan says:

    Where are you Lanny. Where the fuck are ya. When Hughes sucked, we were here. Now when Hughes pitches great, your no where to be found. COWARD!!!

    • Geno says:

      There are so many Lannys though…

      • Steve H says:

        Agreed, though Lanny is #1 at making no fucking sense when it comes to Hughes. Of all the shit you can/want to say about Hughes, when Lanny said Hughes’ stuff was just average, he showed his total lack of baseball sense.

    • mustang says:

      I’m not Lanny, but I have been at times on Hughes’ case and he is pitching well. BUT, and you knew one was coming, it’s a meaningless game in Sept. If He did this in April we wouldn’t even be having this discussion.
      Lets put this in the right context.

      • Mike A. says:

        If he did this in April, you’d just be saying it was meaningless game at the start of the year, let’s see him do it down the stretch in September.

        ;)

        • Yeah. Let’s see him do this shit in March during the World Baseball Classic, where the games mean EVERYTHING.

        • Steve H says:

          And if it was June, it’d be a meaningless game in the middle of the season, not an important month like April where you need to get off to a good start, or September where you need a strong finish. The guy is still a kid, and has pitched less than 40 innings this year. For anyone to call him a bust is ridiculous. Someone PLEASE go look up what Halladay did in 67 innings as a 23 year old (with 150+ ML innings already under his belt). Too bad the Jays didn’t label him a bust and send him our way. He pitched much, much worse than Hughes, how’d he turn out?

          • mustang says:

            I NEVER said to give up on the kid, but when he sucked he sucked. And making ridiculous excuses (weather, umpire, etc.) is as ridiculous as calling him a bust.

            • Steve H says:

              When he sucked, he sucked, agreed. You don’t fall into the crowd that said to give up on him, but there are plenty out there (though not tonight). 99% of all pitchers, ever, have periods of sucking when they are young. Joba hasn’t yet and may fall into that 1%, but who knows, he still could. Halladay had 150+ innings under his belt, yet at 23, had a whip over 2, and an ERA over 10.

              • mustang says:

                “but there are plenty out there (though not tonight)”
                Your right and that’s one of the reasons I checked in because I have been very hard on Hughes.
                I agree that young pitchers need to develop I just thought that two of them at the same time was too much.

        • mustang says:

          Mike A. I would not because I saw the kid do it in the playoffs, which carries a lot of weight with me. But one good start the day after they get erased does not make up for a failed 2008. Still it does give us some hope for 2009

  98. Manimal says:

    Twice his yearly average of IP in a game for sure. 9th inning? Why not, unless hes seriously fatigue just toss him out their first base runner and take him out.

  99. Ivan says:

    Wow Betemit.

  100. scottnar says:

    great AB betamit, he’s awful

  101. A.D. says:

    jesus Damon

  102. Ivan says:

    Danm I thought he made it.

  103. scottnar says:

    they should give that assist to the pitcher, zaughn took about 4 seconds to get rid of that

  104. Manimal says:

    this inning is so typical 08 yankees

  105. Patrick T says:

    Ah well. Great start for the Phranchise nonetheless.

    • Steve H says:

      Yeah, we’re out of the playoffs anyway. Much happier to see 8 inn/2 er and the no decision, than 6 inn/3 er and the win. Very promising night regardless of the outcome.

  106. Ivan says:

    So Hughes goes winless. Well at least he lowered the ERA.

  107. Manimal says:

    Veras is in. Yankees lose. See you guys tomorrow.

  108. Mike A. says:

    Jose Veras is Girardi’s Scott Proctor.

  109. do they want to fucking lose this game or what?

  110. Jamal G. says:

    It’s funny how two really nice years got Vernon Wells a 7/126 deal.

  111. Ivan says:

    Check this out, Hughes threw 100 pitches, 71 of them were strikes wow.

      • I hope you’re watching, Ian. Trust your shit.

        Don’t remember who on ESPN said it, but they actually dropped a old baseball saw that makes a little sense: You can’t strike a guy out on Strike 1.

        Make your pitches, challenge the hitters, throw strikes. If they hit some, they hit some; that’s what you’ve got a defense for. Stop trying to throw three straight out pitches, just get ahead and then make them chase your pitch.

  112. Pedro says:

    It was great to watch Hughes dominate tonight. We really needed our young pitchers to come through, to help support this youth movement. Now if only we could start Kennedy on saturday and have him toss 6 strong innings, that would be great.

  113. Mike A. says:

    Juan Miranda in the house.

  114. scottnar says:

    totally off topic but are the Mets planning any kind of ceremony sunday when the doors at shea close?

  115. Jamal G. says:

    I don’t know which made me feel worse about the human race: Yankees’ fans saying that Joe Girardi needs to play the “kid” Cody Ransom, or Mets’ fans advocating the more playing time for Argenis Reyes.

  116. Jamal G. says:

    I really hate sac-bunts with a guy that has Gardner’s speed. But runners on first and second with nobody out and this late in the game, I can understand it.

  117. Mike A. says:

    Brett Gardner makes shit happen.

  118. A.D. says:

    BG is now Kays fav player

  119. Ivan says:

    Cano go win this one.

  120. Mike A. says:

    Cano took that one like a man.

  121. A.D. says:

    clutch HBP

  122. Ivan says:

    Hit a GS Abreu.

  123. Patrick T says:

    Cito must be asleep, yeah?

  124. Jamal G. says:

    Former Yankee, Alfonso Soriano, with the go-head RBI-2B.

  125. Accent Shallow says:

    Wooooooooo Bobby!

  126. A.D. says:

    that’ll get the run in

  127. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    The Candy Eater! Nice work.

  128. Bobby with a walk-off-walk right here.

  129. Steve says:

    EL COMO DULCE!!!!!

  130. Patrick T says:

    Sexy. Gaston is the Art Shell of baseball.

  131. Accent Shallow says:

    Don’t the Jays have something like 4 lefties in the pen? Why leave this guy in?

  132. Pedro says:

    Good for Bobby.

  133. scottnar says:

    just saw a promo on SNY, hernandez, strawman, and darling in a forum talking about their memories…the name of the segment is shea goodbye. seriously did the producers stay up all night thinking of that one

  134. Mike A. says:

    Humberto for the 10th?

  135. Ivan says:

    Abreu=Most underrated Yankee.

  136. Steve says:

    Ponson as the closer. . . . .

    You know, its only a 4 run lead.

  137. Ponson? Really? What the mother fuck is going wrong here?

  138. Mike A. says:

    Sidney Ponson? I guess they’re trying to get Mo a save opportunity or something.

  139. A.D. says:

    Ponson shutting the door

  140. Accent Shallow says:

    Ponson in to test the theory that any pitcher can get 3 outs with a 4 run lead.

  141. A.D. says:

    X getting some 1b

  142. scottnar says:

    WTF, why are we stilling this f’ing guy pitch?! like mike said why not humberto?

  143. Ivan says:

    Ponson closing it out. Now I know how the Mets feel.

  144. Mike A. says:

    Ponson channeling his inner Mike Richter.

  145. I once went to a Yankee game with David Eckstein as the DH.

  146. Jamal G. says:

    Dream is still alive, 90+ wins!

  147. Jack says:

    This just shows how worthless the Met’s pen is. Even Sidney Motherfucking Ponson can get three outs.

  148. Mike A. says:

    David Wright is so clutch.

  149. Manimal says:

    Bring-him-back.

  150. Ivan says:

    Yankees win, THAAAAAAAAAA Yankees WIN!!!!!

  151. Jamal G. says:

    Mets had first-and-third-with-nobody-out and still couldn’t get the tying run across.

    Their failures bring be infinite joy.

  152. A.D. says:

    Basically with that outing Ponson would jump to the go-to guy in the mets pen

  153. Steve H says:

    Just to get everyone fired up about clutchness/grittiness/sucking the Red Sox ballsness, I wanted to point out Pedroia’s .231 average with RISP and 2 outs. If that’s A-Rod, Peter Gammons calls him a loser and tries fucking his wife, if it’s Pedroia, it’s swept under the rug by the worldwide leader. God forbid they point out a stat that doesn’t reflect well on the gritty leader of THEIR team.

  154. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Congrats SWB Yankees! Nice win tonite.

  155. Jamal G. says:

    Kosuke Fukudome is all sorts of suck.

  156. Mike A. says:

    Haha, Delgado held up at third. You know this will end well.

  157. Mike Pop says:

    If mets dont score

  158. Jamal G. says:

    Who the fuck walks Endy Chavez? That L/R match-up shit is infuriatingly stupid at times.

  159. Ivan says:

    Fuck Jeff.

  160. Jamal G. says:

    Wow, a guy who throws upwards of 98-MPH got a LHB to ground-out. Isn’t it shocking, Lou Pinella?

  161. Pete says:

    Mets announcers calling this game like it’s the 10th inning and Ray Knight’s on second…

  162. Ivan says:

    Fukudome sucks on offense and defense.

  163. Ivan says:

    Wright SO CLUTCH!!!

  164. Mike A. says:

    David Wright is clutch. Clutchity clutch clutch clutch.

  165. Pete says:

    WTF is Piniella doing? Is Delgado a big threat to steal?

  166. Mike A. says:

    The Brewers have 4 runs on 2 hits tonight.

  167. Jamal G. says:

    LoL @ the gritty white guys failing in the clutch.

  168. Mike A. says:

    The only way the Mets are going to score here is via a balk. Something that requires no effort on their part.

  169. Ivan says:

    Shows ya how weak the NL is. Mets suck in RISP, there in the race, Yanks sucked in RISP, were done.

  170. Ivan says:

    Hey Mike, what ya think of the Max Payne movie?

  171. Ivan says:

    D-Lee end the mets lives please.

  172. Mike Pop says:

    lmao how did mets not score

  173. Jamal G. says:

    Derek Lee, I love you.

  174. Jamal G. says:

    Curb Your Enthusiasm, one of the most underrated shows in history.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

      I agree it’s awesome, but it’s not underrated. It’s not as big as it used to be, but it used to be really really popular.

  175. Ivan says:

    RAMIREZ111

  176. Jamal G. says:

    The Mets’ bullpen is the greatest show on Earth.

  177. Ivan says:

    WFAN is gonna be really entertaining tonight and tomorrow after this lost by the mets.

  178. Jamal G. says:

    You know the difference between Eric Gagne (2007) and Luis Ayala (2008), people knew Ayala would be this bad.

  179. dkidd says:

    omar minaya gets 4 more years after wrecking the farm system to put together that team?

  180. Jamal G. says:

    Oh man, Curb Your Enthusiasm is great. Larry David’s father is telling him is mom died and the funeral occurred but nobody told him because his mother told people – on her death bed – not to spoil his trip in New York, where he is acting in a Martin Scorcese film.

    Unbelievable.

  181. Mike A. says:

    Keith Hernandez came away from the blow for a second to give us this gem: “it seems like every time the Mets lose, it’s a heartbreaking loss.”

    So true.

  182. donttradecano says:

    craig carton was planning a yanks funeral on wfan…maybe he should plan a mets funeral too

  183. Mike A. says:

    Oh this is great. The headline of the game recap of the Rays-O’s game at ESPN reads:

    “Title-minded Rays rally for win, but so do Red Sox”

    WTF do the Sox have to do with that game?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/scoreboard

  184. Jamal G. says:

    Larry David just used his mother’s death as a persuasive tool to get his exhausted wife to sleep with him.

    Oh. My. Fucking. God.

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