• Raf

    Tex is getting under everything.

  • southernyankeefan

    tex come on.

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

    tex is just missing everthing.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Man, once Teixeira starts, you know, hitting

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

      Heh. He’s hitting .320 right now, you know.

      • Steve in MN

        uhhh no he’s not-he’s @ .206…

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

          Oh, my bad. YES was throwing up his OBP and I just assumed they were listing BA instead.

          I was all, “Damn, he must have heated up over the weekend and I missed it!”

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

    hopefully the asian will pick’em up.

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

      sorry, THE ASIAN.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Tonight, we’ve witnessed Phil Hughes become a man.

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

      That’s funny. When I became a man, there was a lot more crying and blood involved.

      Wait, nevermind, forget I brought that up.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        That’s what HE said!

    • Accent Shallow

      Thought that was Game 3 of the 2007 ALDS?

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        Nah, he was a kid then.

        • Lanny

          can he put a few good starts together before we annoint him a man?

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            No, he is a man on this very day.

            If he puts together a few good starts, he will become a manly man.

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

              What makes a man is it the woman in his arms?
              Just ’cause she has big titties?

  • Drew

    Teix will start hitting in 7-10 days.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Hit-Deki!

  • Accent Shallow

    <3Tigers bullpen<3

  • southernyankeefan

    GODZILLA

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Unfortunately Phil’s success is going to start the Joba-to-the-pen yowling again. Will that ever stop? sheesh.

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

      Dude, we just had teabagging parties across the country a week ago.

      The human capacity for stupidity is limitless. No, the Joba to the Pen crowd will never stop. They may slightly alter the names involved, but they’ll never stop.

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

        ha, teabagging…fun.

      • Drew

        Just imagine if something bad happens over the next 2 and a half innings..

        • Lanny

          why is it unfortunate? isnt that a good problem to have? if we had more pitchers like these two we would be alright

  • Patchy

    so if hughes’s night is done then who comes to pitch the 7th, melancon, then albaladejo in the 8th, mo in the 9th?

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

      Joba. Obviously.

  • Matt-Pitt

    I like this Matsui… Dude is just hitting everything on the nose right now.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      That’s the thing about him. He’ll look bad for a few weeks, and everyone will think he’s either hurt or shot, and then he breaks out and kills the ball for a month straight. He’s been following that pattern as long as he’s been here.

      • Accent Shallow

        Like an Asian, smallpox-scarred Robbie Cano.

  • Corey (Nord-Podberesky)

    rangers……

    why

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      So funny.

    • Joey

      They have caused many more *facepalms* this season than the Yankees ever could

    • Dave

      You know, when they went up 3 games-0 and they said “no one has ever lost this lead before” I knew they were done.

      • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

        They were never up 3-0. Stop impersonating me. :)

    • Accent Shallow

      Everyone who thought the bullpen was a problem, hope you’ve been paying attention to this inning. This is what a bad bullpen looks like.

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

    That’s what I’m talking about! The Asian Thunder coming through!

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Gozilla is impressing me. Stay healthy, please.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    The reason the Rangers lost is because you all should be rooting for the Devils.

    • Corey (Nord-Podberesky)

      blasphemy

    • Lanny

      u should really keep cracks like that to yourself after a game 7 loss u know. show some class

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    OMG HITS W/TEH RISP??!?!1111??!?!?!?!

  • KP

    Can we put chuck norris’s legs on Matsui? Then he can play all three outfield positions.. at once

    • Accent Shallow

      Even if Matsui had the range to do that, he’s more of a CF or LF with that arm.

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

    ha!!!!

  • Joey

    @TSJC

    the guys here tried pointing you out, weren’t sure which one you were in there, figured you’d like it though, haven’t talked to too many Jets fans who don’t like it (okay, none). I love the whole quality over quantity approach.

    You think Greene could be like Lamont Jordan was for us a few years ago, the physical 3rd down/goal line guy that can go on other downs too? Don’t know too much about him

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

      I hated the Jordan pick. Never thought he was that good out of Maryland, and 2nd was way too high.

      I liked the Greene pick. He’s physical and could be a nice half of an RB tandem with Leon (similar to the Titans combo of White and Johnson). May even be a fulltime back, we’ll see.

      You weren’t sure which one I was? Seriously?

      • Joey

        Nah, I asked if you were the one with the Titans jersey underneath and the Jets jersey over it but nobody responded

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

          Yes indeedy. That’s me. Waving the helmet, no less.

          http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-04/46512601.jpg

          • Joey

            Very nice, if that’s a Thomas Jones jersey underneath I have the exact same set up as you, Titans=Jones and Jets=Cotchery, except my Cotch jersey is green. And I have a Pennington white jersey. Don’t wanna talk about that one. Might have to get me a Sanchez one sooner or later

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

              That’s not a Cotchery jersey, it’s a Keyshawn Johnson #19.

              I also rock a James Hasty #40. I loaned it to the girl you see next to me, she’s a friend who wanted to come to the draft with us but was jerseyless.

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

              I would be more than happy to defecate on that Penny jersey for you if you’d like me to, btw.

              • Joey

                Ah, thought that was an 8, not 1. I also have a Chrebet jersey I lent to my cousin and never got it back, hopefully one of these years.

                And you’re more than welcome to defecate on the Pennington jersey, surprised I haven’t burnt it yet considering I live in South Florida (but go to school in Orlando)

  • southernyankeefan

    god its nice to see a rally like this.

  • Lanny

    Its feast or famine with this O.

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

      And to think I used to call myself “Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones”.

      You are the master of the irrelevant non-sequitur, Lanny. Seriously, what the fuck are you talking about?

      MAKE MORE SENSE, PLEASE.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Why in the fuck can’t you just be happy they’re scoring runs? Jesus fucking Christ there is no pleasing you.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        IG. NOR. HIM.

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

          YOU. FORGOT. AN. E.

  • The Evil Empire

    ZOMGA Phil Hughes is the new guy in the rotation.

    Melancon>>>Joba>>>Mo>>WS#27

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      No.

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

    And to think some of you fuckers wanted to trade Cano and Hughes for everything and anything under the sun.

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

      shit, i wanted to give em up for a bag o peanuts and a tire iron. THE SUCK!!!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Man, can we face Detroit’s bullpen every game or something? Please?

  • doug YF

    When it RISPs, it pours.

    FUCCN AWESOME BRO

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    My Mo, Cano.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Boom. Offense.

  • Christopher

    Matsui is running pretty well.

  • Celebrity Axl

    Hey guys, I was at piano lessons what’s going on?? lol

    • doug YF

      hahaha Swish getting on base twice this inning

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

      “Celebrity” Axl?

      I’ve got a suggestion for your next name.

      “TSJC Was Right And I Should Have Remained Calm Axl”

      • Celebrity Axl

        It does have a nice ring to it…

  • Patchy

    I am liking this, hitting with RISP, and they bat around, i’d like to get used to this

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Girardi must have said, “Hey, I have an idea….”

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Nick Nick Nick

  • doug YF

    And we’ve batted around!!

    I <3 this inning.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Bases are loaded.

    For Melky Cabrera.

  • Celebrity Axl

    Imagine once we get Arod back…and we can kick Pena or Borroa or whichever mannequin is standing at 3B out of there…

    The thing I like best right now…out of all the things…is Matsui hitting the ball. Tex will hit a ton, Arod will hit a ton, Jeter and Damon will be fine…Cano is on a tear…some of the others aren’t a big deal…but all of that happening AND Matsui hitting the ball…now that’s dangerous…

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      You cannot be serious right now. This is satire.

      • giselle

        you’ve been axl’d. when axl makes a positive comment, its kinda like getting punk’d.

        • Celebrity Axl

          If anybody should know…it’s Giselle…when I think of constant posters…”Giselle” comes first to mind…

          • giselle

            ha, you dont need to be a constant poster, just a constant reader to know about getting axl’d.

            • Celebrity Axl

              lol. Hence “Celebrity Axl” being the name. I’m famous around here you know. I mean REALLY famous… go ahead…get the fam…I’ll take a picture or two…

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      or whichever mannequin is standing at 3B out of there…

      This made me chuckle.

    • Drew

      Axl is a believer!!

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

        Meh, give him a day or two and he’ll be back in the dumps.

        Axl = The Many Faces of Eve

        • Celebrity Axl

          Oh now that’s not very nice…you’re suppose to be my coach…not stab me in the back just as I’m rounding the bend!!!

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

            Okay, okay.

            You can do it, Axl. This game is 90% mental and the other half is physical.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Now you know the Yankees are doing good if Axl gives out praise.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    I guess the “Mike Axisa spillover thread curse” is broken now?

    • Bob Stone

      YES – Finally!!

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    I’m going to be sick.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Lol @ Tigers with Dontrelle and Nate Robertson. Giving them extensions and they lost it all.

  • Patchy

    Hopefully melky will come through, we dont “need” the runs but i think if melky is going to continue starting he needs to show he can hit when he needs to

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    That guy behind home plate has gone from annoying, to douche chill inspiring, to my favorite guy in Comerica Park.

    Funny how these things are, huh?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Ben Gordon is a mutha fuckin’ pimp.

    • Lanny

      with a bad hammy

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      When I liked the NBA, I was a Bulls fan. I stopped caring halfway though high school but I’m loving this. I am, however, torn whenever there are UConn guys on opposing teams and I have to root against one of them.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        This comment means, he stopped cheering for the bulls after Jordan retired and the Bulls got bad again!

      • Lanny

        ohhhh. so u liked them because of jordan and they won every year. fronrunner..cough…

    • Ivan

      Yeah he’s a very good player especially in 4th quarters.

    • Kelvz

      and yet another OT. 5 games, 3 went to OT, one almost went to OT. what a series.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Wait, wasn’t Brandon Lyon signed to be the Tigers’ closer?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Please Melky, don’t swing here unless you’re gonna hit it out…

  • Ivan

    Melky hit a GS.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Thank you Melky!

  • Patchy

    WALK!!

  • Bob Stone

    Melky surprises us – YES

  • Accent Shallow

    Everyone who thought the bullpen was a problem, hope you’ve been paying attention to this inning. This is what a bad bullpen looks like.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      I’m pretty sure our bullpen has had a couple of these

  • southernyankeefan

    melky laying off a high fastball to get a walk RBI…I love this melky.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Melky Cabrera has really taken his plate discipline back to 2006 levels, huh?

  • Raf

    WOAH

  • Accent Shallow

    Molina with the prowess!

  • CP3

    Molina!!!!!

  • Christopher

    Gardner probably swings at that pitch one handed (not that Melky is exactly disciplined).

    Hahahahahaha Grand Slam for Molina. Never thought I’d type that.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    HAVA MOLINAA!!!

    • tim randle

      javolina? little, wild pig dog?

  • Mike HC

    Who said Molina couldn’t hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patchy

    Grand Slam Jose Molina!!!

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

    FUCKING MOLINA!!!! DAMN….dorry for the caps.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Posada who?

  • Drew

    Okay, now this isn’t really happening. I knew they didn’t put a man on the moon.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Pffffft. That whole moon landing was shot in Arizona. Everybody knows that. The flags weren’t even waving, and there were no stars in the background . . . . . uhh huh. Yep.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    MOLINA!!!!! OF ALL PEOPLE!!!

    • Drew

      Don’t look, but Molina is actually hitting thus far.

  • Celebrity Axl

    Jose Can You See That One!

  • Bob Stone

    Unbelievable

  • southernyankeefan

    TEH MOLINA

  • LiveFromNewYork

    HAVA!

  • doug YF

    EASTSIDE WALK IT OUT
    NOW WESTSIDE WALK IT OUT

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

      Nope, the song still sucks.

      Thanks for trying, though.

  • Matt-Pitt

    This team confuses me, hah…

  • Alex S

    HAVA MOTHERFUCKING MOLINA!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    EFFING YES! And Swisher scores twice in an inning. Thats what we’ve been waiting for.

  • Joey

    Hava Molina!

  • Lanny

    now this is typical. this offense taking a 0-0 game and putting a 10 spot up. now if they can remember how to do this daily and spread a few hits with men on it would be real nice

    • Drew

      Yea it would be nice to get a 10 run inning every game.. What?

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

      Lanny, I like how you find the cloud lining in every piece of silver.

      No, wait, that’s not right.

      I hate it. My bad, sorry for misspeaking.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      You’re complaining about a 10 run inning?

      You like being difficult, don’t you?

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

      What have you done for me lately? And by “lately,” I mean in the last four seconds.

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

        Lanny’s gonna be fuckin’ furious when we don’t score any runs in the top of the 8th.

        WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH THIS HOT AND COLD OFFENSE!!!!! START MAKING LEMONADE FROM THESE LEMONS, YOU LAZY FUCKERS!!!!!!!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Fun Fact #1

    That was the first time in MLB history that a player named Melky has walked twice in one inning

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Wait till Melky Mesa gets here. That record will be SHATTERED!

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        That guy has never seen a pitch he didn’t like.

    • Accent Shallow
  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Oh Jose can you see.

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

    Wow. Halfway through typing the UNBELIEVABLE Melky bases loaded RBI walk… a Molina granny.

    I’m speechless. I have no speech.

    • Joey

      doesn’t happen very often, huh?

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

    I must be on acid.

  • Kelvz

    Hava Molina SLAMMMM!!!

  • Ivan

    Wow just wow, talk about a cherry on top.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    What the f is happening right now?

    I’m a little frightened actually

  • Raf

    man even Berroa is getting in on the action.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Fucking Melky! I hate that guy! Oh wait…

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Batter #14 of the inning, Derek Jeter, batter #14.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Holy fuck. Am I dreaming?

  • YankeeScribe

    Holy Fuck! They just put 10 runs on the board out of nowhere

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Where the hell have you guys been??????????????????????????

  • Matt-Pitt

    Save some for tomorrow boys

  • M.D.

    is hughes in line for the win?

    • Matt-Pitt

      Yes

    • giselle

      hells yea.

  • doug YF

    Hey guys, we’ve scored 10 runs this inning

    (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • Raf

    Leyland can sure go for a smoke right now

    • Nick

      hhah

  • Ivan

    It’s about time the yanks give Hughes a win.

  • Lanny

    That’s how bad Lyon is.

    Walks Melky. Homer Molina.

  • Nick

    phil is probably done. Congrats on the first win of the season.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Man I didn’t think that inning would ever end.

  • josh

    i know his defense needs improvent but montero is a monster and is too good to be in tampa. trenton should be by june if he keeps this up right? its getting to the point where i would rather him play the of or dh anyway. why shorten the guys career by having him catch unless he was a great defender?

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

      why shorten the guys career by having him catch unless he was a great defender?

      Because if you can put his awesome bat behind the plate for the first 7-10 years of his career, it’s totally worth it.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        See: Jorge Posada.

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

          See also: Derek Jeter.

          • Accent Shallow

            Montero could be the next great young SS.

      • A.D.

        he mashed again tonight.

  • Rey22

    Where the hell was this after Saturdays game????

  • Smitt Dog

    Jeter the rally killer…

    /sarcasm

    • Smitt Dog

      And that WAS a shot at Jeter

  • kSturnz

    I just might have a chance on “Name that Molina” tonight

  • Will

    Wha… what’s that little number “10” in the box mean? That’s… runners left on base, right? I’m confused.

  • Lanny

    I know how Det fans feel in regards to their middle relief

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Just be happy. Lol dude, you’re hilarious.

  • Christopher

    The Detroit announcers are still hammering home the Anderson error. To be fair I don’t think he was ever going to throw Swisher out at the plate, the way he had to position himself to catch that ball would mean he’d have to totally readjust his body to get a good throw in. Still, it might have ended the inning with only one run scoring.

  • doug YF

    Heh, the Captain likes to show mercy to his defeated opponents.

    That was a fun inning, wasn’t it?

  • Yankeegirl49

    And people say OUR pen is bad?????

  • Drew

    Penny, best offseason acquisition in baseball.

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

      Agreed. Although, the Sox fans thinking they were going to get something from Baldelli was nice as well.

      • Whitey14

        Can’t give up on him in April, that’s something Axl would do!

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

          Hurt in April + hurt constantly before April +diagnosed with an chronic illness = pattern

          • tim randle

            i’d like to see him do well…preferably against the jays and rays and any other team that ends in ays. just not us.

  • doug YF

    Mop-up Melancon!

    This is a special day.

  • Celebrity Axl

    Tell the truth…how many of you ran to your respective Fantasy Baseball teams and added Jose Molina just now…go ahead…admit it…go ahead…don’t lie…

    • A.D.

      Wait, is that an internet posting smile from Axl?

      • Celebrity Axl

        : )

  • Kelvz

    The future is here. Hughes-Melancon

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Detroit announcers…..MELANCAHN

    • doug YF

      I’m looking forward to the endless ways announcers will butcher his name.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I love those offensive explosions, no matter how late they come.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    To be fair, Det just won last night. We won sometime in 2008 I think.

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

      wow, what a wonderful comment, I’m so glad I spent the time reading it.

  • Accent Shallow

    Melancon has an interesting delivery.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Get this: Berroa got a hit as a pinch-RUNNER!!!

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

    Mark Melancon close up looks slightly… fake.

    Like a doll.

    • Celebrity Axl

      Would would compare him more to like a Ken doll or would you say like a “My Buddy” or “Chucky” style doll?

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

        More like a Cabbage Patch Kid

        • Celebrity Axl

          Now those were creepy…

          Tangent:
          Remember those “Garbage Pail Kid” cards? Pretty awesome…

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Sort of like a burn victim who has had extensive work done.

    • Mike HC

      hahahaa … I see what you mean

    • Reggie C.

      all that arizona sun isn’t good for your skin. he’s also a bleach blonde.

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

      That’s because Steinbrenner had him built in a lab.

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

        Yeah… he may be one of those pleasure droids from A.I., Jude Law style.

        http://www.agirlsworld.com/rachel/beat-street/reviews/pix/ai7.jpg

      • tim randle

        _)(@#*$_@#$ WE DIDNT SEE IT COMING!!!

        THAT is why cashman/stein/et al dont care about rivera aging…this dude is HIS CLONE…hope he lives longer than Dolly…

  • A.D.

    Damn nice curve.

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

    Nasty breaking ball from Melancon.

  • Ivan

    Filthy curveball

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Mark Melancon.

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

    10 pitch inning…dare i say mo-esque?

  • Joey

    Melancon = efficient

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Melancon: K and GB MACHINE.

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    Does it piss anyone off that the Yanks two announcers can’t give you more of a back story on Melancon than “he had good numbers in the minors”. He has a great story as a sure fire first round pick closer at Arizona who fell to the ninth round. The Yanks took a chance on him when they knew he was injured because of reports on his great makeup.

    I mean, mention that he often worked more than one inning during his outings in the minors because he was so efficient. Its is there job to be more prepared. This may be nitpicking, but you can chat with Mike A. for five minutes and learn more about our best relief prospect than guys paid big bucks to educate the fan base. Do some homework guys.

    • giselle

      absolutely. but mike a. knows wayyy more than any announcer when it comes to yankees minor leaguers, so it doesnt surprise me.

  • Ivan

    Melancon reminds me Scott Shields inconcern with stuff.

  • Smitt Dog

    Guys- quick question:

    For years now I’ve been trying to achieve the Platinum Ownership Experience, but no such luck yet. Little help fellas?

  • Drew

    Yanks winning, Mets losing, Niiiiiice

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

    damon fies out! what the FlkdfskjdsfhCK! no more runs! This team sucksess

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    The Bulls-Celtics series is kind of BA

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I love the fact that next inning Edwar Ramirez could give up two grand slams and the Yankees would still be winning.

  • A.D.

    Hughes may just be the good luck charm.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Favre coming back!!!

    Jets waived him, he signs with Vikings. OH NOEES!!!

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

      Heh… makes sense. Also, totally fine with me. Like I’ve been saying to Dolphins fans for a year now:

      One crappy year of Brett Favre >>>>>>>>>>> The rest of Chad Pennington’s life

      Now, let’s amend that to:

      One crappy year of Brett Favre + Mark Sanchez >>>>>>>>>>> The rest of Chad Pennington’s life

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Maybe he just signs with the Pack to retire as one. Ya know, a 1 day contract. But, maybe, just maybe, he comes back.

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

          I could totally see Favre signing with the Vikings. He’s becoming the football version of Roger Clemens.

  • A.D.

    Damn Matsui smashing the ball.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    I love that tomorrow the Tigers are throwing a rookie and at least 3, possibly 4, of the Tigers relievers will be unavailable.

  • dkidd

    melancon = powder

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

      and he’s electric too.

    • E-ROC

      Good movie.

  • kSturnz

    was cano’s fly out in other parks?

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

      yes

  • 27 this year

    is anyone else warming up in the bullpen? I can’t watch the game so is Melancon going to pitch the next innings also?

    • 27 this year

      ok, Ramirez in.

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

      is anyone else warming up in the bullpen?

      No. (Only because I was never cool on the bullpen initially.)

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

    spill over III?

    • kSturnz

      spill over/open thread?

  • A.D.

    Why isn’t Edwar wearing his glasses??

  • BigBlueAL

    Just got home, nice to see a healthy Phil Hughes huh!!!! Doesnt look like he wants to go back to AAA anytime soon.

  • Accent Shallow

    Melancon looks like Chad Pennington, which is hilarious given the difference in arm strength.

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

      oh…funny

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

      I disagree.

      Melancon is clearly an android of some sort. He looks like Data from Star Trek TNG, not Pennington.

    • giselle

      nice.

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

    A shut out would be a nice confidence builder for the team, no?

  • kSturnz

    ramiro would have made that play

    • Patchy

      relax, its 10-0

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

      hmmmm…no.

      • Drew

        Cody woulda used his box jumpin skill on that one!

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

      maybe ransom with that vertical leap.

    • Accent Shallow

      If any 3B makes that play, it leads SportsCenter for a week.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    FUCK CAROLINA WITH A 16″ BATTLE AXE

    • kSturnz

      detroit is going to win it all, so don’t stress yourself out

    • Corey (Nord-Podberesky)

      awwwwwww

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Brad Miller oohhh noo..

    • Steve in MN

      that smarts

  • cuponoodles

    I’m sorry if someone has mentioned this before, but doesn’t this seem like an incredibly un-Yankees win? A young pitcher shutting down a potent offense and then having their overworked bullpen give up a grand slam to a sub-par hitter…feels kinda weird to be on the other side of the fence.

    • Patchy

      not to assume too much, but assuming they hold on, a win is a win

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

      : /

    • Accent Shallow

      Certainly isn’t something we’ve seen a lot of recently.

  • Ivan

    Wow how was Miller was open like that.

    • Raf

      switched to take away the 3 pointer. would’ve been crazy if he made the layup

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Not that I miss him but where is Michael Kay?

  • Accent Shallow

    Apparently Nick Swisher and A-Rod are gonna get along fine.

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

    swishalisious.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    AN S-BOMB FROM

    wait that doesn’t work.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I loved Singleton’s call of Swisher’s home run.

    It was like “Hey, dude, that’s out of here.”

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Swisssssssssssh.

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

    i wish melk could do this every damn night.

    • Angelo

      We may see his development taking another step up. I do this he still has the potential to be a valuable asset to this team. I do think he can do it this year. I’ve liked what he has seen (except when he strikes out on eye level pitches on full counts).I think he can lose a few pounds too no?

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

        agreed (on the weight thing)
        hope he can develop, won’t get my hopes up.

  • some call me…tim.

    …just got home. what’d i miss?

    axl still think we suck?

    Nick Swisher still the next best thing to Mo?

    is Tex a true Yankee yet?

    • Smitt Dog

      ietc

      • Steve H

        +1

  • Hawkins44

    Got to the game late…watching the 3rd inning on DVR…. is it me or is Hughes throwing harder this year? 92-95mph… furthermore, that cutter keeps people off balance, especially on the lefties….

    • A.D.

      cutter was money & made people look stupid on some later curves.

  • Drew

    Great catch

  • p2

    David Cone does a great job in the broadcast booth, doesn’t he? I actually enjoy listening to him. Wish they could use him more

    • Bob Stone

      I agree – He’s insightful and interesting

    • Rich

      As long as he’s talking about pitching.

  • Bob Stone

    One more out to go – Let’s get the shut out

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Oh for fuck’s sake.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Takashi Saito = depth.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Hughes, IPK, Aceves =/= depth.

    • DP

      Yeah so far the 3 offseason signings they have made that have played have been awful.

    • dkidd

      yeah, and he’s coming in after brad penny pitched a gem and…wait
      yeah, and rocco baldelli has been more durable than people…wait
      yeah, and smoltz is providing veteran leader…wait

      yeah, theo is a genius! grit beats wallets! wait…

  • Rich

    I would like to get used to winning.

  • Dave

    hah mark derosa gives the redsox fits too… Ties the game up with a hr in the 7th.

  • Bob Stone

    Indians tie up the BoSox again – 8 to 8 – Go Tribe!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    I’m seeing video of Hughes on BBTN…Hughes’s curveball was DISGUSTING tonight. My goodness.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Aaaaaaand of course they bring up the Joba to the bullpen bullshit.

      Gammons goes “I don’t think they’ll do it right away but it’s something they’ll have to think about.”

      I fucking hate ESPN.

      • Ed

        ESPN is the worst thing that every happened to sports.

  • james

    I havent been happier about a yankee game in a long time. Between Hughes, Melancon, and anding the losing streak, it was a good day

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Aysh, Veras, end this, I really need to, uh, complete a natural occuring bodily function.

    • Smitt Dog

      Aren’t you made of sunshine and roses? Sugar and spice?

    • Accent Shallow

      That’s funny, Veras also usually makes me want to drop a deuce.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Jose to Jose: uh, dude, I want to go to the locker room and put on my bling and give an interview to Kim Jones.

  • Hawkins44

    Do you think with the establishment of one Justin Masterson they are going to move Beckett to the ‘pen?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Definitely.

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

      sweet.

    • A.D.

      Bowden looked good on Sunday he should take Beckett’s spot.

  • some call me…tim.

    so when will Arod slide? then i’ll feel complete…

    • Accent Shallow

      Apparently it was earlier today.

    • seanc

      I read that he ran sliding drills today (on a sliding mat or something). He’ll probably be back next week unless something goes wrong (or that book is “surprisingly” finally released).

  • Bob Stone

    Hurrah!!!!

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

    oh happy day.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And no ER for Phil. Maybe he isn’t a bust.

    • Bob Stone

      Phil was terrific tonight

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yep. A steal in fantasy. And everybody in my league laughed when I picked him up. Go figure.

        • Bob Stone

          Hughes was way overdue for a start like this

  • Drew

    Kim Jones must be pissed. Waldman got Swish.

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

    Steve Lombardi must be pissed. He had a whole post game post written up on how much of a bust Hughes is and we should have traded him for Santana.

  • Joey

    LOL @ Devils

  • YankeeJosh

    It’s a real shame we didn’t have Joba to pitch the 8th today, huh? ;)

  • brian

    how long do you think hughes will remain up? as long as he performs, or will they send him down when wang comes back off the dl even if he is doing well?

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

      IMO if Hughes keeps pitching quality starts he should stay in the rotation.Wang was so atrocious that he deserved to lose his spot. I know Wang has the better track record but theres no reason why he should gain back his spot if all the other pitchers are performing.

  • Dillon

    Phil Hughes…could you be our answer??

    What a difference! I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen a pitcher getting squeezed as much as he was early on. it was to the point of being retarded. his fastball location was perfect for three innings and he wasn’t getting shit. It took me 5 innings to figure out his velocity/pitch choice. He now throws about 75% cutters and they range from 84-88mph. I thought his velocity was down, but he’s just going for more movement and it’s working. He threw about three or four 2/4 seamers each inning. They started at 93mph, and stayed at mostly 92mph the rest of the game. You know what? That’ll do just fine for me! Maybe we get lucky and he’s up to 93/94 later in year.

    The negatives:

    1. Curveball control was spotty at times.
    2. Only threw one change (and it should have been called a strike). still needs work tho

    The positives:

    1. His curve made hitters look foolish at times, to the point that it could be a plus pitch – the action/speed is def better, although it doesn’t have beckett/burnett bite to it. he got it low later in game and guys were not hitting it. One of the most foolish reactions i’ve seen this year was Polanco on a 0-1 count in 5th, gets the curve going right at him (which hughes isn’t trying to do), he bails almost running out of the batters box, the ball lands in molinas mit on inside corner, the ump takes about 2 seconds to realize what just happened……and then calls a strike.

    2. His fastball control was prob the best i’ve seen thru the first 3. When it wasn’t, he still got guys out. Example was Ordonez in the 4th. 1-0 count, hughes tries to put fastball on outside, it leaks to middle and ordonez hits a lazy pop to Tex in foul territory. I don’t know if guys aren’t used to his delivery, but we’ve seen this before. 90mph and guys are behind his fastball.

    3. Lastly, and most important. He has a new #1 pitch that he works off of with this cutter. He still isn’t spotting it perfectly, but having another pitch with movement that he can throw in a 2-0 count is sooooo huge. Bases loaded in 4th, behind 1-0, he throws it inside on lefty (ala mo) and gets ground ball to second. Biggest pitch of game by far. a straight fastball there prob gets blasted.