Rock solid work out of the bullpen so far. Two and a half more innings to go.
2 and a half more innings and two more solo homeruns you mean
YES YES YES
Homers are overrated.
i just spewed clue goo everywhere.
What a Chulk job.
GO TEX, YOU THE MAN, BABY! UUUUGGGGGGe.
Fun fact of the game so far (sort of):
The 1st time through the batting order is the only time the Tex-Swish-Posada-Cano heart of the order failed to produce at least one run.
That is fun. And a fact!
Didn’t we own Chulk when he was with Toronto?
I’ll take it!!! Nice running his ass off by Damon.
I’m not purposely trying to be negative…but I mean cmon here guys. Look at this display. How can you be optimistic with this nonsense being so consistent???
ELEVENTH GAME OF THE SEASON, SECOND HOME GAME.
THE SKY IS FALLING!
Cause that’s baseball. Shit happens. When we go on a 10-0 run and we make mistakes in those games, you won’t remember them because we won 10 straight.
Because, good or bad, we always try to do the following two things after something happens:
I’m not purposely trying to be negative, I just fell asleep on my keyboard and 40 ultra negative comments were posted. It was an accident.
“Eh, we’ll blow it in the 9th.”
OMG Swisher what are you thinking!!!!
Why the hell is Swisher squaring to bunt?
he was gonna bunt it out of the park. It is Nick Swisher.
Why in God’s name would Swisher think about bunting.
Everyone would have sainted him had he bunted for a single there
Nice call, ump.
Maybe he shouldve bunted….
redemption time for jorge
Skinny-Bruney in the 8th?
Can Joba come back in the game? Cause all his control problems would be solved if it was indeed the 8th inning.
That wasn’t close, bs strikeout.
Why is it a crime because I have a different reaction that you when the team I like plays bad? While what I’ve said might not be what you want to hear…it hasn’t technically been incorrect by any means
You wildly overreacting to every little thing is technically incorrect.
No, nothing that has happened so far means this team is bad or doomed like you portray.
It hasn’t technically been logical by any means either. Some people like to think before they type
Some people like to think before they type
Think before you type, Axl. Show some freaking perspective.
Yes, when I see Jorge fly out with the bases loaded it saddens and frustrates me too. No, it is not the end of the freaking world. Yes, Jorge will be up in that situation again sometime and he’ll probably perform well. He’s a good hitter. Good hitters still fail more often than they succeed.
jorge hit a ball 390 feet. that doesn’t mean he “plays bad”
Because that we understand that even a great team, one that wins 100 games in a season, will lose 62, and that in some of those 62 losses, they will look look like a shitty team, which they really aren’t, but you can’t seem to see the big picture. You judge a team on an at-bat by at-bat basis, which is crazy.
Martinez is about to let one go to the backstop. 2 lucky blocks in a row now.
That’d be convenient
45,000? Thats it?
Whatever happened to the Indians’ terrible bullpen? It always bothered me when managers and players gave credits to the other teams pitcher who you knew wasn’t great…you knew it was just the players couldn’t hit. What do you think the odds are that Cliff Lee goes back out his next outing and gets beat up again?
They used up most of their pen last night so we’re seeing the 5th and 6th guys they have back there hiding in the corners
Whatever happened to the Indians’ terrible bullpen?
They’ve given up 2 runs in 2 innings. If the Yanks bullpen had done that today, you’d have been bitching and moaning – oh, wait, you are bitching and moaning, just not about the Yanks pen.
WOW 2nd game in the Stadium and “only” 45,000????
On a beautiful Friday afternoon too…
And they could also technically have the bragging rights to say they were at the “First Yankee Win at the new Stadium”…
i doubt alot of people are gonna take a day off from work on a friday in april to go to a game these days.
Oh God its up to Melky now.
Come on Melk…one more time.
Man its 5-5 in the bottom of the 7th inning with runners on base and you could hear crickets in the stadium.
sounds like a tennis match.
are the yanks a bad team at getting in a runner from second with no outs? or do i just expect it to happen more often than the statistics say?
or do i just expect it to happen more often than the statistics say?
I was listening on the radio in my car when Melky hit the HR. How man pitches did he take in that AB?
What’s capacity for the Stadium?
a little over 52,000
Melky just took a high fastball on an 0-2 count. I’m speechless
And he works it to 3-2, I’m shocked. I almost hope he doesn’t walk with Ransom behind him
There’s a better chance of Jesus Christ hitting in that spot than Ransom.
Another freaking block
Shit since when did Victor Martinez become Johnny Bench blocking pitches????
Since he realized he was playing the Yankees…everybody plays their hearts out against them like it’s Game 7 of the World Series…you see these guys play against other teams and they just don’t care as much…
HOLY SHIT did Melky just take two pitches for balls and work a 1-2 count to a 3-2 count?
Even if he doesn’t get us an needed hit here, I’m impressed with that alone.
Baby steps, Hacky McHeadfirstslide, baby steps…
Even better, it started as an 0-2 count. I had to double check it was him batting
Great now Melky ends a possible big inning, and we have Ransom leading off the next
There is no way Ransom will actually lead off next inning.
Miranda is getting a shot if they don’t put a lefty in
Oh yea totally slipped my mind about Miranda
yeah damn that melky, total rally killer. why couldn’t he be more like his teammates and get a big hit
i don’t even need to say anything….
What are they today now with RISP???? I know yesterday they left 15 men on base, whats the tally so far today????
An impressive 0-9 with RISP and 8 LOB. Impressive stuff.
Yet they’ve still scored 5 runs, not too shabby
OMG!! World comes to end on Melky pop-out
One can only hope that Matsui can handle walking to the plate without his knees exploding next inning…
What I wouldn’t give for a healthy Xavier Nady right now…
I’d have to think they’d PH Miranda over Matsui to lead off, though, no?
Yeah, but they’ll probably go to Perez for the lefty-llefty, right? It’s pick your poison there.
He just breaks into two.
I mean I love the positive posts after each time the Yankees do something ridiculous…but I mean can we also open our eyes here people? There’s something big going on here…I don’t even think it’s statistically possible to leave this many men on base…not only in one game…but TWO games. “The world is going to end” is funny and we all get it…but look at the bigger picture here. There’s nothing really to be happy about right now.
Two games =/= bigger picture
The irony in this post is freaking amazing.
Your problem, Axl, is YOU’RE NOT LOOKING AT THE BIGGER PICTURE.
In the words of R. Kelly in trapped in the closet:
Calm the F*** down!
2 games = Big Picture. Why aren’t you guys getting this?
A.J. is pitching tomorrow. That is something, that is something that will just always make me happy.
How could Bruney not K that guy there? Come on Bruney, if a man is on third that gets the run in.
Actually AJ is pitching Sunday, Wang goes tomorrow.
Oops, my bad, yo.
I thought Wang was going tomorrow.
No AJ/Pavano is Sunday. Teh Wang is tomorrow against Carmona…two wild cards.
So would it ruin your afternoon if I told you Wang was pitching tomorrow?
This is why I love RAB. You make a mistake, and you get corrected.
Man I know I can be a bit of a prick at times, and I actually enjoy reading some of the negative stuff cause it is funny at times, but you really do over do it.
Yeah, look at the avg with RISP last season and then look at what it was in 2007. We scored nearly 200 less runs. I would say that last year INTO this year is a BIG PICTURE…no??
Even in the games we’ve won we haven’t been hitting that well (with the exception of Jeter in the end of the game) with RISP…we’ve still been leaving a shitload of men on base so far in every game…
I don’t even think it’s statistically possible to leave this many men on base
Go back and get a refund on your statistics class. What’s that, you never took statistics? Well that certainly explains a lot.
There’s nothing really to be happy about right now.
Nope. Beautiful spring Friday afternoon, and the Yanks are tied in the 9th. Nope. Nothing to be happy about.
Also, you just sound stupid, please stop. It is clearly statistically possible because it’s happening and none of us are enjoying it we are all just capable of taking a deep breath. Also, facetiously questioning in every post whether this “is even possible!!” and chiming in with your messages of gloom after every “display” gets freaking tiresome. Save us all the time it takes to scroll past your comments and stop posting.
1-20 with RISP since yesterday
i analyzed some stats… this means the yanks will score 5 more runs in ’09.
Brian Bruney, pimp.
bruney = 3 pitch strikeout domination
That’s 6 in a row right?
And Ryan Garko ruins the fun by swinging at the first pitch. How DARE he put the ball in play
ZOMG Bruney didn’t K Garko? JOBBER to teh 8th!1!11!!
This guy Bruney should not be pitching the 8th inning. Joba should. Right?
- a good start by Joba is evidence Joba should be in the pen.
- a bad start by Joba is evidence Joba should be in the pen.
- a bad showing by the bullpen is evidence Joba should be in the pen.
- a good showing by the bullpen is evidence Joba should be in the pen.
Garko made contact. That hasn’t happened in a while.
Yeah, no Bruney has an excuse to throw his slider again
does anyone think that Girardi will pinch hit for his boy in the bottom of the 8th?
No negativity …just the truth
He almost has to. If there’s a righty in, you have to think Miranda will get a shot
I hope so, thing is it would have to be Miranda who hopefully gets on and Pena pinch-runs for him. Actually pray for a solo HR.
no he’s been hitting the ball hard, just hasn’t gotten any breaks.
Joe Girardi is commenting at RAB!!
I really do think Michael Kay reads RAB. No joke, it just seems like when something is said on here the night before the next game. He says the same exact thing.
You gotta give it 110%, just play your game and take it one day at a time.
The crowd will not let Ransom walk to the plate in the 8th, so even if Girardi doesn’t pinch-hit for him, he’ll probably be murdered anyway. So, either way, Ransom will not be leading off the 8th.
Skinny-Bruney will chew you up and spit you out.
choo is a player
And that player just got sat down
Bruney is just the fucking man.
Brian Bruney > Chuck Norris.
Brian Bruney = Nick Swisher
Yeah, that just happened
Brian Bruney >>>>>>>>>>> Joba Chamberlain
:: heads explode ::
another inning, save mo for the 10th? bruney only threw 11 pitches…and he’s on fire…why not ride the hot hand
well then…forget i said anything
Oh, god the NYC talkradiosphere would have a fucking aneurysm if Girardi let Bruney pitch the 9th.
He is no bridge to Mo…
Stairway to heaven!
Oh No!! If Yanks dont take the lead, that means Mo pitches the 9th in a tie-game which means for sure he will give up a run and lose the game since he cant pitch when the game is tied only when its a Save situation.
shit I meant to comment on mine.
Yeah, well Chuck just turned 69. Bruney’s got a few years on Walker, Texas Ranger.
why matsui and not miranda?
Matsui gets paid more and Matsui is good. Miranda is a guy who watches Yankee games on TV
Matsui: 3,322 MLB PAs
Miranda: 14 MLB PAs
Hey Matsui can pinch-hit.
To be fair, that rediculously outside fastball was a strike just two pitches ago
Alright, Mr. Roboto, make something happen.
Hey, Axl, you want something you can legitimately and rationally be negative about?
Hideki Matsui. You are allowed to be negative and pessimistic about Hideki Matsui. He has actually shown real and tangible evidence that he may be a problem. It’s still way to early to be fatalistic, but at least there’s some real evidence there for you.
or cody ransom
His knees are shot.
nick swisher and brian bruney will pilot a ship designed by delroy lindo into the core of matsui’s knees to get them spinning again
+5 for referencing Delroy Lindo. One of the single most underappreciated actors of our time.
By the way, I don’t think the crowd did the Guidry clap when Brune-Dog had two strikes on Choo.
Have we talked about this disturbing phenomenon? I mean, I know it’s the “wine and cheese” thing, and the stadium design, opening series, etc. etc., but the 2 Strike clap?! C’mon now!
Joel Sherman is all over it.
Matsui = Ransom
i guess Girardi would rather have a one legged hitter
You know what I hate. Incompetent umpiring. This ump is all over the place, for both teams. Go look at the Gameday data, some of the strikes called have been laughable.
I agree, I wouldn’t want to be pitching in this game
Brett, how about a little Rudy Stein action here?
We’re just setting things up for a walk-off from Tex.
Tex-Swish-Posada-Cano still to bat in the either the 8th or the 9th = good times.
At this point Matsui’s interpreter pinch hitting would be just as effective…
Now thats funny.
Solo HR baby!!!!
hahaha another solo shot. has anyone ever said jeter is clutch.
Jeterian hr by the Captain
there’s that 6th solo hr.
Actually 5th. Indians gave the Yankees 1 run with that error.
oh..my bad…stepped away for a minute, just figured it they were all solo jobs.
DEREK JETER!!! (CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP)
5 solo shots! Not bad!
It sure does look like the New Yankee Stadium is the New Coors Field.
6 runs on 5 solo HRs and a runner scoring from 1st on a grounder to the pitcher. Awesome.
Jeter is one hell of a pimp.
Offensive Jeter 2 games
No range Jeter 0 games
THE CAPTAIN !!!!!
So….did they install a jet stream from home plate to right field?
Foreel. DeRosa and Jeter going opposite field like nothing.
It’s not like these are the Giambi fly-ball homeruns either. I mean it’s like they put a ball magnet out there
Where’s Axl’s response to that?
Oh, I get it. Yankees, positive, does not compute.
The Yankees will most likely win this game despite not having Joba in the bullpen nor hitting with RISP.
That is all I have to say.
Can’t happen. That’s a statistical impossibility (according to Axl – who, BTW, is probably Steve Lombardi).
WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE HERE!!!!!!1!!!!11!!!!!!!!eleventy!!!!!!!!!!
I love it!!!
But I mean I like being different…
By the way, I did respond several times already…
Jeter’s homerun only counts for .279 of a run, because it wasnt with RISP.
Also, in regard to the crowd noise, I went to two playoff games in the old stadium by day that were silent. Day games are quieter by nature- smaller crowds, more kids. It is just a different feel. Go listen to the replay of the Tex HR: the crowd was as loud as ever. People are comparing everything in the new stadium to the old one, and have romanticized everything in the old to make the new look bad. Lombardi has hundreds of words about how he is convinced that the Yankees are lying to him and his seat is narrower than it was.
lombardi has to be the most pessimistic person on the face of the planet…i stopped reading him when i realized i was just getting more depressed
Lombardi will find fault with every single thing that ever existed. Or that will exist.
Just remember – these are the only HR’s that count, folks.
this ump is horrible
Come on MO!
Mo in for the save, game over
Make it interesting, bring in Veras
First it was the Gecko, then the Cavemen, and now some weird pile of money with eyes on top of it. What will be the next Geico genius advertising ploy????
Katie Morgan, fully nude.
It makes sense.
Axl explaining the statistical impossibility of overpaying for car insurance if you use Geico
Stop. Hammer Time.
If that ball was hit to RF, its 20 rows deep into the stands.
That’s why they call it death valley
Yeah, but the point is that you cant pull Rivera enough to hit that to RF. Even when someone lines one up, all they can do is hit it to the biggest part of the park.
I was just referring to the fact that the ball flies out of this stadium to RF. The best thing about Mo, among many, is how difficult it is to hit a HR off him.
without the wind tunnel, no way gardner gets to that
WTF the ump has called that a strike all day.
This ump is a fuckin joke.
Mo gonna have to earn this save now.
JOBA TO TEH 9TH AND MO TO TEH 8TH!!!!!!!11!!!
come on mo
He just wanted to make it interesting
Use to run high school track meet at the track where the New Stadium is now. And coming around the turn running away from the old stadium the wind could almost push you for down track. Balls are going to fly out there in the summer.
derosa loves to bitch, huh?
MLB.com Gameday’s wisdom on Mo:
“Out pitch: Cutter.”
“Steady velocity on cutter.”
Dynamite drop in, Monty! Those broadcast school classes are really paying off!!!
Where was that?????
Wow, even Mo was pissed at that one. He never does anything like that.
Hot damn, that’s closer than the other called strike
You know it’s bad when Cleveland’s announcers are sputtering at the inconsistency on what should have been the end of their day.
Wow, Cuzzi is having an awful day behind the plate. There is just zero consistency from pitch to pitch.
Makeup call but I love it!!!!
it was a stike on gameday. right up in the corner.
praise be to Mo
Sit down bitch
Thats it Mariano
Hope to God we don’t see that ump ever again behind home.
There goes Kim Jones eye-fucking Jeter again.
Our Panamanian, who art in the bullpen,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On the road as it is at home.
Give us this day our daily broken bat.
And forgive us our errors,
As we forgive those who error against us.
And lead us not into extra innings,
But deliver us from blown saves.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
LMAO…. can I use this?
Of course. I give because I love.
praise be to mo!
worst home plate umpire EVER
The old dogs are barking.
Mo is GOD.
Girardi is a genius.. The bullpen is great.. Yanks 157-5 on the season!!!!!!2!!2!!!
Good comeback win there today.
Good job Yankees!
Was at the game, new stadium was beautiful, and everyone was rocking and pumped with that game
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