Game 11: Win and we can forget yesterday

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Game 11 Spillover Thread

The best cure for a blowout loss is a win the next day. The Yanks get that chance this afternoon, as Joba Chamberlain gets his second start of the season. He’ll face off against Anthony Reyes, who the Indians acquired from the Cardinals last year. A good start from Joba could go a long way today.

Normally I take up a lot of room in the game thread by going over the pitcher vs. team matchups. However, Reyes has made just seven starts in the American League, none of which have been against the Yankees. So they’ll be seeing a fresh arm today. Thankfully it’s not a lefty; we all know how the Yanks tend to fare against soft-tossing lefties they haven’t seen before.

Joba’s line against Cleveland isn’t pretty: 6.75 ERA in 2008. Those were all in relief appearances, though, and today marks his first start against the Tribe. Just to make a point, we flash back to May 6, 2008. After Andy Pettitte and (yes) Kyle Farnsworth held the Indians to two runs over seven innings, the game was primed for Joba. It was 3-2 Yanks heading into the ever-important eighth inning. What did Joba do? Allowed three runs and blew the game. So, to those who want to cite specific games which support that the Yanks need Joba in the bullpen, I point to this specific game (and this game).

Thankfully, Eric Wedge used his best reliever for two innings and 41 pitches yesterday, and used another one of his top guys for 28 pitches. There’s still Jensen Lewis, though.

Lineup:

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Swisher, DH
Posada, C
Cano, 2B
Melky, RF
Ransom, 3B
Gardner, CF

And on the mound, number sixty-two, Joba Chamberlain.

Notes: We’ve had a lot of content this morning, so make sure you scroll down and check out our posts on yesterday’s attendance, today’s roster moves, and of course the chat.

RAB Live Chat
Game 11 Spillover Thread
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

    Joe, stop it with your reality. Everyone knows that Joba in the bullpen would have a 0.00 ERA and 240 K in 80 IP.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Everyone knows that Joba in the bullpen would have a 0.00 ERA and 240 K in 80 IP 486 K in 162.0 IP.

      Fixed.

  • anonymous

    Juan Miranda, and Melky for Dunn

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      “Game Thread” does not mean “Throw out ridiculous and 100 percent unrealistic trades” Thread.

      • anonymous

        So you’re saying I need to add Pena in there too?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          Ian Kennedy.

          • anonymous

            I dont know if I am comfortable going that high.

  • YankeeScribe

    We need a win today because Wang is on the mound saturday. With Pavano on the mound for the Indians sunday, we’re almost guaranteed that we won’t get swept but it would be nice not to lose the series.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      That’s a lot of faith in the team you profess to root for. I love how the know-nothing doom-and-gloomers come out for only the game threads.

    • anonymous

      Pavano can easily rock our AAA lineup so dont guarantee anything.

      • Yankeegirl49

        *banging head against the wall*

      • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

        You kidding me? Were undefeated

  • jsbrendog

    lets hope that hris the only thing joba gives up

  • Drew

    Good to see Reyes not wearing those stupid socks he rocked in St. Louis. Wish I could watch the whole game… stupid school!

  • The Lodge

    This Matsui thing is troubling me. Suddenly our OF Situation went from Logjam to Depth to Uh-Oh. I guess if this is the biggest problem, things aren’t too bad. The offense will come around; just a slow start. And when Chien Ming Wrong gets replaced by Chien Ming Wang – we’ll be OK. Marathon, not a sprint.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      I was counting on Matsui being out. I figured he wouldn’t stay healthy. But the Nady injury kills depth.

      • jsbrendog

        same here. i knew matsui wasnt gonna do anything

      • The Lodge

        Yeah – I meant, troubling in light of the Nady situation.

  • southernyankeefan

    i realize that money is money but whats with the red sox ad?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      We’ve gone over the ad issue before. We have less control than we’d like, and we’ve repeatedly asked readers to tell us about the problematic ones rather an posting about them in threads.

      • southernyankeefan

        gotcha

  • Drew

    Can someone tell me how Joba gave up the run and how he looked in the first inning? (without directing me to gameday or gamecast)

    • jsbrendog

      hr to derosa. saw it on gamecast

      • Drew

        True damn, Derosa is mad good.

  • Drew

    Wow, I thought he jacked that one.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    From watching the Yankees, one might think you’re not allowed to get a hit with RISP.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      I was going to post something similar. This is quickly becoming very frustrating. Swisher just missed a three-run home run for what that’s worth.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

    Joba’s a little bit all over the place with his control today.

    • Drew

      It seems like it’s only when he tries to ratchet it up to the mid 90’s.

  • jsbrendog

    i dont know if it is gamecast or not but the theme throughout the last few games seems to be balls that are obv in the strike zone getting called balls.

    • jsbrendog

      both those last 2 pitches by joba….wtf is someone watching can confirm? is it just gamecast or are they right therE?

      • JT

        Meh, not as close as Gamecast says

        • JT

          They just gave him a strike on a clear ball though

        • jsbrendog

          stupid gamecast

      • Yankeegirl49

        Looked like strikes..and Joba needs to calm down or he is gonna get tossed.

        • andrew

          I’ve been watching the whole thing on tv… haven’t see any of Joba being pissed off about calls… what happened?

  • Drew

    I know Joba isn’t throwing 100 mph, but if he continues with the control he has it will be a great year.

  • JT

    Great pitch. I love it when he makes hitters look stupid.

  • jsbrendog

    sigh. melky in right. prove me wrong you bastard!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Damn, didn’t realize it was Melky in RF today. Melky-Ransom-Gardner is as good as it gets… not.

  • Smitt Dogg

    Theres gotta be a way to get more pop in this lineup. I know injuries are taking their toll early, but what plausable deals are there for a bat? Not pushing the panic button but our 7-8-9 are not capable of 10HR’s between ’em. I know ARod’s on his way back, and Melky isn’t going to get regular time, but with Nady out, Matsui barely able to stand, and Jorge needing regular days off behnid the plate, there will be days when we have Melky, Ransom, Gardner and Molina going 6-9. That’s Padres style anemic.

  • Matt

    How much longer can the Yanks go with the automatic out in Ransom?

    • Evan S

      About 3-4 weeks. Sigh.

  • Jasper

    Ransom continues to struggle… I understand Joe wants to get him some confidence but at this point, Pena should be the move at 3rd.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Didn’t Anthony Reyes lose something like 300 games last season?
    It’s really annoying to watch this team get dominated by those mediocre pitchers.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

      I’m pretty sure Reyes had like a 1.80 era as a starter last year after he was traded to Cleveland.

    • Steve H

      Dominated? After 2 innings? Really? Nevermind the fact that they put runners on in the 1st and were a few feet away from a 3 run HR.

  • jsbrendog

    job’s throwing a lot of pitches…

    • Jasper

      47 through 3 isn’t terrible. He just needs to cut down on these walks and 3-2 counts. Lucky these DP’s are bailing him out.

  • Jasper

    I hate when are pitchers walk the number 9 hitter in any lineup…

    • Jasper

      Least he made up for it

  • Steve B-BALL

    HOLY COW …. RANSOME STRUCK OUT LOOKING…

    • jsbrendog

      for the third or more time:

      R-A-N-S-O-M

      thanks scooter

      • LiveFromNewYork

        It’s like the pitcher in the NL only worse. In the NL it’s an almost auto out. With Cody it IS an auto out.

        • andrew

          clever!

  • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Btw I would like to apologize for my comment if it offended anyone yesterday (At least 1 pitcher knows how to pitch in the major leagues) it was little bad humor on my part.

  • southernyankeefan

    finally someone hit the ball hard off this dude

  • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Johnny boy

  • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

    TEIXEIRA

  • southernyankeefan

    yes!!!!!!!!1

    • The Lodge

      “Back to Back, and a-belly to belly”

  • jsbrendog

    awesome.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    back to back to back?

    How bout it Nick

    • southernyankeefan

      is it just me or is that the first time swish hasnt hit the ball hard all year.

      • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

        Even God had to rest on the 7th day…

  • Steve B-BALL

    It’s Tex Time!!!! How about that!!!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

    It’s stunning how many empty seats there are at the stadium today. It’s game 2 in a new park; it’s a gorgeous spring day; and a huge chunk of those expensive seats are just empty. Embarrassing really.

    • Smitt Dogg

      Is there any precedent set for lowering ticket prices mid season? Is that even possible? Obviously a long shot (particularly for this organization) but it has to be a thought, no?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        You can’t do that without refunding all of the other people who have bought the tickets already. It would be an economic, logistical and PR nightmare.

  • BigBlueAL

    Martinez should be called out damnit!!

    • BigBlueAL

      Yes sir.

  • Will

    What happened with the wild pictch, Im watching gameday so I cant tell.

    • BigBlueAL

      The pitch hit Martinez, so it wasnt a wild pitch he was ruled out after the umpires got together and changed the call.

    • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

      It hit Martinez and he swung (they thought it was just a strikeout and Posada missed it) umpires gathered decided it hit martinez he swung he struck out

  • BigBlueAL

    Man Ben you are right, I have noticed all the empty seats now that you mention it and nevermind the library feel of the ballpark carrying over from yesterday.

    But then again, it is a rare Friday afternoon game.

    • The Lodge

      I am listening to the CBS broadcast – it sounds like there is more life in the crowd compared to yesterday’s game. I wonder if the empty seat factor can be attributed to the fact that you can see the game from the concession stands and concourse now and a lot of people are checking the place out instead of sitting in their seats?

      • andrew

        That’s a very good point. I was at the game yesterday and I probably only spent 6 innings in my seats, there are thousands of people walking around, taking it all in, and watching the game from standing room locations. The stadium is probably full, but considering all of the suites have lounges and restaurants and there are tons of places to watch from, that’s probably why the stadium looks empty

  • eahls

    Is anyone else worried that Joba’s fastball has been sitting at 91? I know its only his second start, but I never thought I’d see him throw an 89 mph fastball.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Are you relying on the YES gun or the gameday speeds? The YES guy is way off today. Pitch f/x has him averaging 92 with spikes up to 96.

  • southernyankeefan

    does it seem like joba is trying to get too “cute” with his pitches?

  • Frank

    Joba’s # 1 problem = being economical.

    Jorge’s not helping matters much calling so many breaking balls out of the zone IMO.

  • BigBlueAL

    What is it with all these damn BB’s by Yankee starters.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Bad things always happen when you walk the 9 hitter.

  • Jasper

    Thats why you don’t walk the world, Joba. THROW STRIKES. You have the stuff, just use it.

  • BigBlueAL

    Thataway to give up the lead the inning immediately after getting the lead. Just a tad frustrating.

  • zs190

    75 pitches through 4. I know we are leading but it’s going to be tough for Joba to even go 6 today.

    • Evan S

      He always throws too many pitches. Until he learns how to control the zone and the count, he will not pitch 7 innings. Right now he is a 5-6 inning pitcher.

  • southernyankeefan

    The melk man!!!!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Melky says screw you RAB!!!! LOL

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Melky said that last April too. Remember how that turned out?

      • Joop

        Whoa, relax.

        • andrew

          Ben seems pretty relaxed to me…

      • BigBlueAL

        C’mon Ben, I did ad an LOL to the end of my comment!!

      • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

        Can we please keep the anti-Melky sentiment a little bit closer to the vest, thanks? I know it’s been awhile since it’s had to be pulled out, but he did just tally a run on the board.

  • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

    The Melk man delivers

  • jsbrendog

    MELKY!!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

    MELKY!!!! ZOMG.

    Melky is still > Ransom.

  • Evan S

    Whoa, the melk man!

  • Evan S

    Ransom = .094 BA. Do you think it will hit .080 before he is benched?

  • Frank

    2nd time he’s walked the 9 hitter. This sucks.

  • southernyankeefan

    fuck joba stop walking people

  • jsbrendog

    on gamecast ball 4 looked right down the middle!!

  • Evan S

    The #9 guy is not the guy you want to walk. It’s like walking Ransom…

  • Jasper

    Joba just doesn’t have control today. Really needs to find his release point or something.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hopefully Joba can get through this inning because of his pitch count due to these absolutely ridiculous walks. Inexcusable. Now again after the Yankees regain the lead, Joba is ready to give it back. Frustrating to say the least.

  • zs190

    I hope gameday is bugged, 88-89 fastball 4-ball walk to Asdrubal Cabrera? 38 strikes, 41 balls today, yikes

  • Jasper

    Thats what you get for walking the number 9 hitter and then falling behind. Joba can’t establish anything early in the count and its killing him.

  • BigBlueAL

    I cant believe Im saying this, but get Joba out of there.

    • Evan S

      Bring in Veras already! (laughs)

  • The Lodge

    Maybe the fact that he was skipped wasn’t such a good idea. You’ve gotta keep the routine consistent.

    • The Lodge

      Joba skipped in the rotation, that is.

      • BklynJT

        Joba throws a nasty slider that always goes in the dirt. Posada has a reputation for pass balls.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      He wasn’t skipped. His last start was five days ago.

    • btour99

      When he was skipped, he hadn’t yet started a game in the regular season. There was no routine for him yet.

  • vj

    I was reading how bad the crowd was yesterday. Does anyone know how it is today?

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Ugh, there goes the DP.

  • BigBlueAL

    Girardi looks depressed.

  • BklynJT

    Can this bastid at least try to block that damn ball!!!!!!!!!

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Joba should try throwing it somewhere close to the plate.

  • Sal

    He should be in the pen and Hughes should be in rotation

  • BigBlueAL

    Jesus Damon cant even throw a running tagging to 3rd.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      It was a solid throw. Right on point.

      • BigBlueAL

        Yeah but it took 10 minutes to get to 3rd.

        • Bo

          what u trade with the arm you get with the bat.

          and this lineup needs him

          • BigBlueAL

            Oh I know, just saying his reputation for having a horrible arm really is on the money.

  • Wally Pipp

    Joel Skinner, I would always get two of him in baseball card packs.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    He was soooo out. Hate those stupid umps.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      ok, maybe not that much, still, wheres the ump?

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Joba’s last inning here, I have to believe.

  • Evan S

    Keep this thing at 4-3 and we are okay.

  • BigBlueAL

    Has Joba gotten even 1 swing and a miss on his fastball today??? It looks like Rick Vaugh from Major League 2.

  • southernyankeefan

    this is tough to watch

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Comon Joba, please don’t give up a 2-out base hit.

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Man, rough outing for him. It’s okay, we can get back in this game.

  • jonathan

    i am sorry but joba throwing 89-90 does not make for a good day

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      He was throwing harder than that. Also, it was his control not velocity that was the problem. He’s a starter, he isn’t going to throw 96-100 all day.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      He’s not throwing 89-90. Why are you trusting the YES gun? It’s not the Holy Grail of guns, and it’s been proven time and again to be inaccurate.

      The actual gun has him around 92, and none of his fastballs were slower than 90. That’s still not really good enough.

      • Bo

        you’re making it seem like YES gun is totally off and inaccurate. 1-2 mph off isnt much

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          It’s a significant difference when you’re talking about pitch speeds.

          And the difference between 89 and 92 is a lot.

  • jonathan

    yeah because our lineup has been so consistant so far this year

  • gxpanos

    Where was Joba’s control? Two days in a row when starters couldn’t throw strikes.

  • Bo

    If they cant score 7+ runs off Reyes and that pen, they deserve to lose.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Can I ask you, now that everyone knows that you post as both Grant and Bo, why do you keep doing it, GrantBo?

      • Bo

        Its my name. Robert Grant. Bo for short.

        Didn’t know we had set handles here for all time use. Does it matter?

        • LiveFromNewYork

          Hope not. We have 3 guys who live here all with RAB handles but if someone jumps on the computer and someone else’s is filled in, they just use that one. So sometimes this is me and sometimes it’s not and then other times I’m someone else (when I’m too lazy to fill in the blanks. But if that’s against the rules we’ll reconsider this method of replying. LOL.

        • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

          Just wondering. My name saves as is, so I just didn’t understand why you kept changing it.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            I can’t speak for him but we routinely delete all cookies etc so the RAB signin will be blank.

            • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

              Cause you don’t want your wife to find out?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Yeah, but, still…

              If his signin box is blank, why not just type in “Bo” again? Why change your name and not alert people that you’re changing your name in any way? Seems like he was trying to avoid being associated with his own name by suddenly posting under an alias.

              There’s like a billion letters in my handle, but every time it gets deleted or I’m on a new CPU I wasn’t using before, I still type in tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside.

              How hard is it to type in “Bo”?

  • Evan S

    Joba and CC combined this season for 16 BB and 15Ks. Pretty ugly.

  • Andrew

    I’m embarrassed for Joba. Sure, these starts happen, but walking five batters, including Asdrubal Cabrera twice is laughable. Totally let the team down today.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Embarrassed? Really? Because of a bad start?

      • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

        I know, kind of ridculous, right?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Definately not the dream first series at the new YS. It would really suck to lose this first series.

  • southernyankeefan

    joba may have had a bad day but the offense needs to put up more than 3 runs against the indians pitcher.

  • Evan S

    Look at Joba, Wang and CC’s K/Walk ratios this year. 22BBs to 16Ks. That is pathetic. Starter’s arent going to win games when they are putting that many batters on base for free.

  • Andrew

    Oh, btw, velocity wasn’t the problem today, not in the least. He was up around 93-94 pretty often per the YES gun. It was his pathetic control that did him in.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    How’s Erick Wedge still in this game? If that were a Yankee manager he would’ve been tossed immediately

  • Jake H

    I’m hoping that they can get the first batter on base in an inning.

    • Mike

      wish granted.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Francesa already doing the Joba to the pen stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Good job, Gritt.

    Now, a two-run jimmy-jam and we’re right back in it.

  • Mike

    wow. pitchout and he still makes it lol

  • gxpanos

    I have to say, it’s real exciting when Grit actually gets on base.

  • BigBlueAL

    Martinez really cant throw. Wasnt he a couple of years ago the worst catcher in baseball in throwing runners out???? He is a mini Mike Piazza defensively.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      That’s why they DH him and play Shoppach as much as they do.

      If Hafner’s contract was moveable, they probably would have traded him already and given Victor the DH spot permanently, Shoppach is a pretty good player in his own right.

  • JeffG

    I like BG… another dimension.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW Jeter swinging away 3-0.

  • Mike

    holy shit what a throw from right

  • JeffG

    A-B-C

  • southernyankeefan

    damnit damon gotta do better than that

  • Jake H

    This team is frustrating

  • Mike

    here we go again, more stranded runners

  • BigBlueAL

    Beautiful. Yankees only score on solo HR’s. Oh only 2 outs, hopefully Tex makes me eat my words then.

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Come on Johnny, you’re better than that.

  • JeffG

    A-B… Damon you rat!

  • Mike

    if baseball did +/- damon would be -4 today

  • Brazilian Yankee

    It’s amazing, they can’t drive the guy in scoring position.

  • Mike

    lets go Swish

  • Steve B-BALL

    Maybe it’s time for Joba to be where he belongs …in the bullpen

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Urge to kill… rising…

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Do you ever make a comment like umm I don’t know, is a positive comment.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Never mind positive, I’ll settle simply for rational or intelligent.

        Mustang can be a dour, negative, gloomy sonofabitch sometimes, but at least he doesn’t adhere to ridiculously ignorant discredited quasi-theories…

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      funny

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Looks like the responsibility falls on Tex-Swish-Posada-Cano (as usual)…

  • zs190

    Come on, Swish!

  • Yankee1010

    Reyes has an approximately 1:1 ball/strike ratio. Perhaps he’s ripe for the taking? Maybe a hit with RISP? Too much to ask?

    • Mike

      yes too much i think

  • dkidd

    we’re gonna win this game

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Does Swisher ever have a bad AB?

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      yeah, in little league.

  • Mike

    posada is extremely overdue to do something with men on

    • Chip

      And now Posada is even more overdue with men on

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Tex and Swish: Damn, I love patience at the plate.

    Nowhere to put them now, make something happen, Jorgie Boy.

  • BigBlueAL

    C’mon Jorgie!!!!

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    How cute, all the little kids in the front row…who could give two shits about the game.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Lol. Remember the game in Tampa? Little girl with her father/grandfather right behing home plate…..reading a book.

      Damn, Jorgie gave it a ride but not good enough. A-Rod, I miss ya, pal!

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuc

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      k

      • btour99

        ccccccccccccccccccccck

  • BigBlueAL

    Well maybe the Yankees can hit 3 more solo HR’s and win the game.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Hahahhaha!!!!! So much funniness and snarkiness, I dont know where to turn!! You, my friend, have a way with the words.

      • BigBlueAL

        I try. I may whine about the individual game, BUT I never go off about how this season is over and how the Yankees suck and they should get rid of everybody. I get frustrated during the games, but once the game is over I become rational again.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      wheres Arod when you need him

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      there’s one

  • southernyankeefan

    can this team not drive anyone in. This is pitiful.

  • Sal

    This game is why he should be in pen. Especially with 4 top starters in front of him and two ready in Scranton. Or do people forget why we won titles? Maybe u want to ask met fans n phil fans how much pens mean

    • Yankee1010

      Completely incorrect. Keep trying though.

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        Agreed. One bad start in week 2 of the season. If were going by that than wang should be in the pen.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        No, he doesn’t have to keep trying. He can stop.

        But just for fun, let’s review. For a B-Jobber:

        – a good start by Joba is evidence he should be in the pen.
        – a bad start by Joba is evidence he should be in the pen.
        – a bad showing by the bullpen is evidence he should be in the pen.
        – a good showing by the bullpen by Joba is evidence he should be in the pen.

        All roads lead to the same destination: ignorance.

        • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

          that’s some good words right there. like it.

    • Chip

      Well if it’s that important why don’t they put Johan Santana in the pen? In fact, if we have all these guys in Scranton who are so great, how about we just convert them into relievers?

      Starting pitching>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The bullpen

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      i hear some wind blowing

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Mets with shutdown pen – 4-5

      Starting pitching wins ballgames.

      • Sal

        We have 4 frontline starters. The mets have 1. I think we can survive with the games best pitching prospect in Hughes as the 5

        • Chip

          Again, if Hughes is so wonderful and the pen is so important, why not put Hughes in there?

        • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

          But, Joba is better than Hughes. So wouldn’t you rather see 5-7 innings of Joba every 5 days rather than 5-7 of Hughes. I like Hughes more than Joba just because I followed him the whole way but Joba is better……yes in the starting rotation.

  • Mike

    like clockwork. these fucks couldn’t get a big hit if they got a $10 mil bonus for each one. unbelieveable

  • JeffG

    Love all the men left on base Jorge

  • gxpanos

    This has been a rough couple of days. I have to believe they’ll come through at some point today.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      They didn’t all of last season… things don’t look promising.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      It would be a statistical anomaly of pretty big proportions for us to continue having luck this bad with the bases loaded for the entire season.

      Just like Swish and Cano are bound to cool off, we’re bound to start hitting in these situations eventually.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Nope. Stats dont factor for the Yankees lack of gritty gamers who can be the clutchiest. If you correct for lack of guttiness, the numbers actually say the Yankees will get worse with RISP.

      • JeffG

        last year I felt the same way…

  • Joe R

    Only 5 men LOB for Jorge today. Nothin out of the norm for this team.

    • Jake H

      He hasn’t done much with man on base for awhile.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    This is sad.

  • jonathan

    Team RISP 0-5….and the the headline reads “Yankees drop another at home the the lowly Tribe” In other news A-Rod accelerates his rehab.

  • Mike

    jorge can bitch about swisher smiling all he wants. atleast he can get the job done. maybe he should take notes

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I agree. Let Jorge be serious and Swish be smiling away. Different strokes Georgie.

  • Axl

    Even if we score…the bullpen is in there for 3 full innings…this game is toast. Wang is pitching tomorrow…

    Let’s throw more games down the toilet and try to climb out like we’ve done the past few years!!!

    I know it’s only April but how much worse than your pitching staff actually get??? Especially ADDING Sabathia and Burnett…

    This is amazing to me…

    • LiveFromNewYork

      AJ has pitched well, Andy has pitched well, CC and Joba will both settle in and Wang (hopefully) will come around.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      please go away.

    • Chip

      Actually, the pitching staff could get much worse, just ask Boston

    • Bo

      relax….

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        :: HEAD EXPLODES ::

        Wow, Axl. Grantbo just told you to calm down, that it’s not that serious.

        GRANTBO JUST TOLD YOU TO CALM DOWN, IT’S NOT THAT SERIOUS.

        It’s time for you to reevaluate your life, Axl. Voices of insanity are now your voices of reason.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      the bullpen is in there for 3 full innings…this game is toast.

      You’re right. Plan J: Cloning Joba.

    • Yankee1010

      This game is far from over. By the law of averages, the Yanks can’t keep putting guys on and not scoring them, even if that appears to be their goal.

      Plus, do you think that the Jays and the Orioles are going to run away with the division? It’s only April. Even then, the Sox and Rays are behind the Yanks.

  • Swisher’s Evil Empire

    Joba to the pen, he pitched 4+ innings for an L, a waste, for nothing.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      He pitched the 8th against CLeveland last year for an L, a waste, for nothing.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      did someone hear something…it sounds like crap blowing in the wind.

    • Yankee1010

      You’re a disaster.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      What if Hughes pitched 3 innings, 5 runs today? Would that of been a “waste” of an outing?

      • Axl

        Yes

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Well thought out response. I see the logic flowing straight out of your answer. All is now clear.

        • Chip

          So…………Hughes should be in the bullpen? Maybe we should just let someone like Albie or Coke start the game so we don’t “waste” our starters just in case they have a bad start

        • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

          so, one bad outing puts any pitcher in the pen..so CC, Joba, Wang…all to the pen, right?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      This can’t be a serious comment.

      Nobody could possibly understand the English language and have developed the sensorimotor skills necessary to operate a computer and yet possess such a glaring lack of ability to comprehend the most basic and simple workings of the natural universe or the space-time continuum necessary to make a comment that is so devoid of actual thought.

      This is shocking. Has to be satire. HAS to be.

      • Chip

        You give humans way too much credit

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Apparently.

          Maybe he’s not human, he’s just a bot programmed to say ignorant shit.

          • Chip

            AP – Boston

            In a stunning series of events, it has recently been uncovered that the Boston Red Sox have been running a demoralizing campaign on Yankee fansites. They have been running a computer virus to make outrageous comments on sites such as: Joba Chamberlain should be in the bullpen, the Yankees should have traded Phil Hughes for Johan Santana, Dustin Pedroia can in fact hit the high and tight fastball, the Yankees can not physically hit with runners on base and that Melvin Croussett isn’t actually that good.

            “It must be working because from what I hear nobody even cheered in their home opener”, evil mastermind Theo Epstein was quoted as saying.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        God darnit, Tommie, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Where’s my froggy?

  • jonathan

    How many people would have thought that AJ would be our most consistant pitch to start the year.

    • Mike

      its not that surprising. if he’s healthy he is one of the most dominant pitchers in the league

      • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

        I am willing to bet CC is more consistent than A.J. over the course of the whole season.

    • JeffG

      Me

    • Steve H

      After 2 turns through the rotation? Not shocking in the least bit. If wouldn’t have shocked me if it were any of the 5 after 2 starts.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Hey look at that, Coke in there to face more than 1 batter…and what do you know, he can get you more than 1 out.

  • Chip

    Wow, how do you not call that strike three to Cabrera?

  • gxpanos

    Is John Flaherty WB Mason without the ‘stache?

  • Chip

    Well this is when the Yankees usually start to hit, they have the starting pitcher’s PC up and they wore down the bullpen yesterday. That’s how the 1998 team did it

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Why don’t we put every pitcher who has a bad day in the pen. We could have Wang in the 6th, CC in the 7th, Joba in the 8th, Bruney/Mo close.

    AJ and Andy can pitch every other day.

    There! Settled!

  • Axl

    These guys are embarrassing. Is it really statistically possible to hit this poorly with RISP?? This is eerily similar to the time we played the Indians in the playoffs and couldn’t hit with RISP and they were knocking in runners whenever they felt like it

    • LiveFromNewYork

      yeah, it’s just like that. Could you please go to lohud?

  • southernyankeefan

    ha one more solo shot and we’re tied.

  • Mike

    Well there is one solo. One more and it’s all tied up.

  • Chip

    Cano = still hot

  • Joe R

    We’ll solo hr our way to a win. A win is a win

  • Yankee1010

    4 solo HRs. Only need 2 more.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Zach Jackson is such a cool name.

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Robbie Cano, please take my lady out for a date.

  • BigBlueAL

    Only 2 more solo HR’s to go….

  • Mike

    time for the blackhole of the lineup

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Dude, you just got owned by Cody Ransom.

      • Mike

        it will take MUCH more than a .095 avg to get owned

        • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

          Could you hit .095 in the majors?

          • Mike

            I love when people say that. No, I couldn’t, but I’m not getting paid a half a million.

            • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

              So he does own you then ;)

              • Mike

                give me the opportunity and i could probably at least have a higher obp from walks :)

                • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

                  Na, they would give you 94 mph fastballs. You’ll K, while Ransom could hit those out of the park. All you could do for the team is K.

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Cody, you still not the man. But, thanks for the hit.

  • Yankee1010

    Ransom got a hit. Without a doubt, that means the Yanks will win. Either that or it’s the apocalypse.

    • BigBlueAL

      Im scared now….

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    HOLY CRAP TEH RANSOM!!!!!

  • Chip

    Maybe if Gardner continues to not swing at pitches, umpires will be convinced that he does in fact have no strikezone and should be able to walk if he chooses

  • Ahinds

    homeruns are great and all but this only scoring runs on hr’s is not winning baseball. you have got to score gardner, second time this week they didnt score him from 3rd with 1 out, it happed in the Rays game. we blew it open with 2 outs but not being able to situationally hit is gonna hurt us in the playoffs/good pitching

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      scoring runs is winning baseball, thats the objective. if you hit 12 solo home runs in the game its just as good as stringing together singles. a run is a run.

      • Ahinds

        thats not gonna happen off of josh beckett though, ive seen this team hit tons of hr’s in the reg season and get to the playoffs and face good pitching and the bats go home. if we dont practice situational hitting now were not gonna learn it on the fly in october.

  • Axl

    Yeah but he’s on 2nd base which means Jeter won’t get a hit…hey man, I don’t make the rules…

    • Joe R

      The RISPW2O Yankees rule.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      go to a mets blog or something since your so negative

      • Axl

        You call it negative…I call it realistic. Since when can a person not statistically point out the obvious??

        • Chip

          When they can not understand statistically what the obvious is

        • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

          you wants stats? jeters 4-5 with 2 hr and 6rbi with 2outs and runners in scoring position this year.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      running from stats i see

  • BigBlueAL

    Didnt see that coming.

    • Mike

      neither did i….oh wait

  • southernyankeefan

    fuck another man left in scoring position.

  • JohnnyC

    Juan Miranda will win this in the 9th.

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Wow, Jason Peters traded to Eagles.
    Philip Humber designated..

  • Axl

    Hahahahahaha. This is getting comical…I was going to sell my tickets for Sundays game…but this display might be just as entertaining as if they were actually trying hard and playing like they wanted to win.

    You can’t write this stuff…this is pure genius material here.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Yeah, they just are not playing hard, that’s it. Obviously you didn’t put much effort into this comment either.

      • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

        I’m going to make a decision. Noone responds to Axl. I think he just likes seeing our reactions. He’s a troll, just don’t respond to him anymore.

    • whitty

      Please stop. Seriously.

      Or do you really think the Yankees are failing with RISP and walking the #9 batter because they don’t want to win?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Axl:

      Relax.

      Sincerely,
      Grantbo

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        IETC

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Axl, you should demand a refund from the person who performed your lobotomy.

  • Yankee1010

    How do you have 10 baserunners and 4 HRs in 6 innings and score only 4 runs? A commitment to stranding any runner?

    • Chip

      At least they’re consistent!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I have a feeling our bullpen will not hold them here. Hope I’m wrong.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Actual Yankees 1, Brazilian Yankees 0.

  • BigBlueAL

    Albie in his first non-mopup outing.

    • Chip

      Hopefully he shows that he deserves it

  • dkidd

    i have a feeling we’re winning this game, this series, and this division

    • Chip

      I have a feeling………..in my pants

    • Brazilian Yankee

      I sure hope you’re right, sir.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

      Your positivity is refreshing, and apparently completely out of place on this thread.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        GO BACK TO RUSSIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Does anyone think B-Jobbers will soon think that Albie is Joba? Number 63, pretty built like Joba, ya know. If he pitches well, in time, maybe B-Jobbers would actually think he is Joba Chamberlain. They aren’t the brightest bunch when it comes to baseball knowledge, so maybe, just maybe, they will soon think that Albie is in fact Joba.

    • Yankee1010

      Swisher’s Evil Empire, Steve B-Ball and Sal, you’re our guinea pigs – are you dumb enough to buy it?

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

    Nice job by Albie.

    • Chip

      That sinker is a beautiful thing out of the pen

  • dkidd

    johnny alphabet!

  • Axl

    I really wasn’t superstitious before…but I mean how else can you explain some of this bizarre nonsense?? Not only the losses but everything with it…the bugs in 07, the constant lengthy injuries that numerous of our star players endure year after year, the ability to hit without anybody on base…but as soon as somebody is in scoring position…nobody is able to do anything at all??? How all these pitchers come over with a decent resume before hand and struggle mightily once they get here…

    I mean what is going on here?? Maybe the curse was really reversed…Maybe the ghost of Babe heard his stadium was going to be torn down and this is his way of getting even.

    I just don’t understand how a team filled with talent can struggle so much year after year.

  • southernyankeefan

    i’m getting a clue.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Oh, I’m getting a clue too!!

      LOOK AT THAT BEARD!!!

  • Chip

    Anybody else think that all these homeruns aren’t a fluke? I mean, in under four games it feels like there’s a homerun every other inning

  • Chris K

    Oh, God Bless America… brb bathroom.