Game 3: My kingdom for a K

Nick Adenhart killed in traffic accident
Game Three Spillover Thread

Two days, two clunkers for the Yankees and their starting pitchers. While the team is scoring runs, the starting pitchers are doing everything but preventing them, and they’re doing so in dubious record-setting fashion.

For the first time in Yankee team history, the team’s starting pitchers have failed to strike anybody out in back-to-back games to start the season. While Chien-Ming Wang isn’t known for his K’s, this achievement speaks volumes of the lack of command exhibited by Wang and Sabathia this week.

On the season, Yanks’ starters have thrown 8 innings and have allowed 13 runs on 17 hits and eight walks. A.J. Burnett can’t really do much worse, right?

Anyway, as Burnett prepares to make his Yankee debut at 1:35 p.m. this afternoon, there have been some good signs early on this season. Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano have been on base a combined 16 times, but the trio have scored just 4 runs among them. It will all click soon enough.

So for the Yankees, A.J. Burnett will take the mound this afternoon. The Yanks signed Burnett to a five-year, $82.5 million deal in December, and at the time, Joe didn’t like it. Burnett was impressive this spring, but after watching the Yanks the last two days though, that’s a pretty useless evaluation. He throws a high-90s fastball, an excellent change-up and a great curveball. When he’s on, he’s as tough a pitcher as anyone in the AL, and he led the league in strike outs last year.

Offensively, the Yanks are shaking things up today. Nick Swisher is making his first start in pinstripes. He bats sixth and plays right field. Jose Molina is spelling Jorge Posada, and Hideki Matsui is the odd man out as Xavier Nady will be the DH and, oddly enough, the clean-up hitter. The Yanks facing Alfredo Simon, another pitcher against whom they have never hit.

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Nady DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Ransom 3B
Gardner CF
Molina C

Burnett P

Nick Adenhart killed in traffic accident
Game Three Spillover Thread
  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    mlb gameday is much improved over last year. im impressed.

    • mko

      They’re gonne charge you for the “premium” features starting next month, though…I really hope nobody pays for that, that’s just ridiculous.

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        gameday is free… i think your thinking of mlb tv

        • mko

          No, I’m not. The new “premium” features of Gameday will cost you 20 bucks a year if you want to continue to use them, starting next Sunday actually.

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

          No, he means Gameday. All those bells and whistles will disappear in a week or two.

          • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

            really, didnt know that.

  • http://Thebronxbombersblog.com Joey H

    I want Nady out. He is a horrific outfielder. Yes, worse than Abreu.

    • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

      Well, that is completely innaccurate.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

      I don’t like Nady either but that is the exaggeration to end all exaggerations, there.

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        didnt everyone love nady last year?

        • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

          I can’t speak for anyone else but I did not and I really did not like that trade at all when it happened (still don’t!).

        • A.D.

          They got on board, lots of people were iffy on the deal, it was also necessary for him to be playing, there are other options this year.

        • K.B.D.

          I was just waiting for the bottom to fall out. Thought we bought real high.

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

            Eh, I don’t know if half a year of Marte and a year and a half of Nady for Tabata is “buying really high”.

            After Marte’s hiccup, he was good; we resigned him and we’ll probably deal him for something at some point. Nady helped us a ton last year, and he’ll probably contribute this year and then depart for a compensation pick or two.

            Tabata’s good, but I think our return haul isn’t too shabby.

            (Yes, I left out the three pitchers. We have assloads of pitchers, all three arms we sent were candidates to be DFA’d in our numbercrunch anyway. Irrelevant cannon fodder. The deal was Tabata for Nady and Marte for all intensive purposes.)

            • Stryker

              *intents and purposes

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

                It’s not my day today, huh?

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

      I want Nady out. He is a horrific outfielder. Yes, worse than Abreu.

      A) The second half of that statement is wholly inaccurate. Xavier Nady is not a good defensive outfielder, but Bobby Abreu makes Xavier Nady look like Endy Chavez.
      B) I find it odd you say this on the day that Nady is DH’ing and not in the field at all.

      • http://Thebronxbombersblog.com Joey H

        Well it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize he isn’t playing the field today. Moreover what I am saying is this guy has no wheels. I’m sure Swisher can do a far better EFFORT if not a better job of tracking balls down out there.

  • B.George

    Ok guys let GOOOO!!

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

    Nady batting clean-up hurts me deeply.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    porcello just laid over a pretty good curve for a called strike three

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

      Just to be clear, this is the game thread for the Yankee game today, not the Tigers game.

      • K.B.D.

        Whoa, where am I? I think I just came out of a blackout…

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

          Who took off my pants?

          • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

            for your sake hopefully not the guy in that picture you posted.

          • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

            I woke up on the floor of some Japanese family’s rec room, and they would NOT stop screaming.

  • The Evil Empire

    What a C grade lineup, A-Rod, we miss you!

  • A.D.

    Nick Swisher is making his first start in pinstripes.

    This excited me

    Jose Molina is spelling Jorge Posada

    Didn’t like it, but I understand.

    Hideki Matsui is the odd man out as Xavier Nady will be the DH and, oddly enough, the clean-up hitter.

    WTF, against a righty

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Regarding Molina, it is a day game following the night game. I imagine this will happen fairly consistently.

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        maybe hell go ceaser isturiz and hit a homer.

        • jsbrendog

          nice haha

      • A.D.

        Yeah, that was the “understand” I want Posada in there everyday, especially when he’s looking pretty good, and we’ve lost the first 2 obviously he needs day off and day game after night going into traveling to KC tonight makes sense.

    • jsbrendog

      same for matsui, day game after night game on repaired knees. its early

    • Rob in CT

      Completely agree. Odd decision by General Joe.

      • Yankee1010

        They need to coordinate off days for Matsui and Posada better, especially with A-Rod out. To have Posada and Matsui out against a righty is questionable. I understand that it’s a day game after a night game, but the preferred option would have been to rest one of them last night and one today. Instead, we’re left with Nady as the cleanup hitter. Not pretty.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Not exactly Murderer’s Row on that lineup….but I understand Jorge can’t play everyday, and without ARod its gonna be a rough month.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      and to think some people (Wallace Matthews im looing at you) dont want arod on the team.

  • jsbrendog

    TIME FOR A WIN: The Yankees haven’t been 0-3 since 1998.

    when we set some kind of record i think……yeah thats right. everyone calm down

    • anonymous

      Because losing 2 games to start the season doesnt mean you suck it means your building up to a legendary season.

  • Steve B-BALL

    Isn’t it abou time to take that stinker Gardner out of the lineup and give Melki a chance?
    I can’t watch Gardner slugging those 100 foot popups anymore!!
    Hellllp!

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

      No one manages a 162-game season based upon two games. That just doesn’t happen. Why do people still think it does?

      • mk

        He hasn’t had a great offensive start but at least he’s made a solid play or 2 on D.

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

          Also, we gave “Melki” a chance.

          It was called “2006-2008”

          • mk

            2 years seems like a better sample size than 2 games, but thats just my opinion

            • mk

              Sorry, math is off.

              3 years, not 2

            • Chris

              But it’s much easier to look at just two games than to try to look at all of that data from the past 3 years. I mean, that’s over 400 games worth of data. I would need a computer to make any sense of it.

              • mk

                Speak for yourself. Trying to get averages and ratios with the # of at bats at 7 is a royal pain. Gotta bust out my TI 83 or strata to do analyses like this.

    • jsbrendog

      well then….

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      so should he replace teixera in the lineup too?

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

        WTF CASH SHELLEY DUNCAN WASTING AWAY IN COLUMBUS MAKE A MOVE ALREADY YOU SUX0R!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!1!!!eleventy!!!!

        • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

          If Tex goes 0-4, Juan Miranda will be in the lineup tommorow. Book it.

  • steve (different one)

    between the trolls and the overreacting, we’re approaching LoHud territory here…

    • jsbrendog

      urge….to…kill…rising…

      no beer and no tv make homer something something

      • mk

        go crazy?

        • K.B.D.

          Don’t mind if I do!

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Trolls? I saw someone use that term last night. What does that mean?

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        someone who posts on a messageboard just to start agruments and such.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          Ah yes, that makes sense. Thank you!

          I’m relatively new to this messageboard stuff….

    • A.D.

      that is a scary, scary thought

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

        Sadly, I anticipate much more of this in 2009.

        Edited by RAB: Removed link.

        • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

          whyd i click

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

          But on the plus side, I also anticipate much more of this in 2009:

          http://insidetheyankees.com/images/victory.jpg

          • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

            i hesitated before clicking.

          • Clayton

            Brosius playing 3rd base?

            • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

              mets in the world series?

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

          Yeah … could have used a warning there, or at least a NSFW.

        • Jack

          Goatse seems a bit much there, tommie.

        • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

          Is that necessary.

          • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

            the mental image in my head says no

            • mk

              But what does your heart say?

        • mk

          Damn dude. Damn.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          Way to ruin my lunch!

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

          NSFW? What the hell are you people seeing? It should just be a picture of a banhammer.

          I went to Google Image Search and searched for “banhammer” and picked the one that was an actual picture of an actual hammer with the word ban on it.

          What comes up for you? Serious question here, no snark at all.

          • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

            click. i dare you.

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

              Since my reply to Mike Pop was eaten by the machine, i’ll reply to you:

              I clicked. It’s not a nasty, NSFW picture of somebody’s posterior, it’s an actual picture of an actual hammer for me. Not sure how that ended up as something else for you, no idea.

              My most sincere apologies. I would never post a blind link as disgusting as what Mike Pop described intentionally. I was trying to post a harmless picture of a ban-hammer, saying that I anticipated more people getting banned for their trolling.

              I still don’t see the gross spectacle you did, but it sounds regrettable. My bad.

          • Jack

            We get a picture of goatse.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goatse

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

              Yikes.

              My bad.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    Hopefully Cano keeps up his hitting the rest of the month and ill be $20 richer.

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

    Damn, Porcello has been impressive all things considered.

  • Steve O.

    To quote Benjamin Kabak-

    “Just to be clear, this is the game thread for the Yankee game today, not the Tigers game.”

    • Steve O.

      Meant to reply to Jamal.

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

      Really? I always thought chatter about all games were fair game in Game Threads.

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        so did i, i guess not.

        • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

          I did too.

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

        It is, talk about any of the games. I’ll set Ben straight.

        • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

          You da man, Mike!

          • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

            in that case…. the blue jays seem to not be able to catch up to the fastball porcello throws every single pitch

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

    Yo, this Simon character has a pretty good arm.

    • Steve O.

      Sucka got juice!

      In all seriousness, that was a pretty impressive inning.

  • A.D.

    Does gameday audio get “blacked out”

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

      I think so, but it’s a moot point because for some reason Gameday Audio is not up and running yet.

      • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

        It is–you have to go to the media center and you can listen. It’s just not working as a part of the MLB Gameday Premium stuff yet.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

      Nope, Gameday Audio has no blackout restrictions.

  • Jake H

    A lot of pop ups so far from the Yanks.

    • Steve O.

      That’s what happens when you have a team full of egotistical mercenaries swinging for the fences every AB.

      What happened to small ball!!! Keys to winning: Single; bunt him over to second; then bunt him over to third! Then bring him in!!!

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    i look forward to laughing at the YES gun today…

    • KW

      95 from AJ, does that mean he’s tossing 99?

      • mko

        Gameday says: average fastball 96mph.

  • McCaff

    I’m in Baltimore for the game and their broadcast is so much different than Kays rambling

  • LC

    Wow damon made an amazing catch

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

    Johnny Damon in the houuuuuuuuuuse.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Man. Too bad the Yankees have such poor OF defense this season.

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    damon robbed that kid like omar little robbing a drug dealer

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      This comment has it all. (golf clap)

  • mk

    WOW nice catch

  • donttradecano

    3 days late their damon

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

    Where did that pitch miss?

  • mk

    Where were the baltimore fans on that one? That was clearly in the stands.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Am I wrong for HATING John Sterling and Susyn Waldman?

    • steve (different one)

      if it’s wrong, i don’t wanna be right.

    • Yankee1010

      Not at all.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      I’d rather hear Kay.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    The season is saved!!!!!!

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

    That curve is sexy.

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

    Heeeeeeeeeeeey! A strikeout!

  • LC

    Ladies and gentlemen–WE HAVE A STRIKEOUT

  • McCaff

    a strikeout!

  • Expired Milk

    Oh sh*t a stike out.

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    i don’t understand what just happened. jones missed the ball and now he has to go sit down?

    • donttradecano

      adam jones is allowed to make outs?

  • KW

    I dunno, but I think watching AJ will be pretty damn entertaining this year. pure filth

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

    Heh, Dustin Pedroia just fouled off a high-and-inside, 2-0 fastball from Matt Garza.

    • donttradecano

      the mvp torphy took away his grit

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      He doubled off the wall last night on the same pitch…

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

        … Shut up. ;)

    • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

      “aside from you?”

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Ruh-roh. Somebody has some pitching.

  • Jake H

    That’s a first inning we needed.

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    we should’ve signed lowe…

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      This Burnett guy is a BUST!

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

    Oh, this game is gonna be all sorts of awesome – I can feel it.

  • McCaff

    mMmMmMM

  • Expired Milk

    OMG OMG OMG. This is great

  • donttradecano

    how far does detroit let porcello go… at 62 pitches through 4.

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

      That’s just about 15 pitches an inning, perfectly fine. He could probably go 6 or 7 at that pace.

      • donttradecano

        you think theyll let him go to 90 his first time around

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

          I’m sure he’s been stretched out just like every other starting pitcher was in Spring Training.

  • Andrae.H

    SAN DIEGO — A.J. Burnett’s unlikely no-hitter could be summed up in one word — wild!

    Overcoming a record nine walks, Burnett kept San Diego off-balance and hitless in the first complete game of his major league career, leading the Florida Marlins over the Padres 3-0 Saturday night.

    “I don’t know what else to say. I’m on cloud nine right now. This is the highlight of my life right now.”

    The 24-year-old walked the most batters in a nine-inning, complete-game, no-hitter since 1900 and tied Al Leiter’s team record for walks in a game

    Burnett also hit a batter and had a wild pitch, throwing just 65 of 128 pitches for strikes.

  • Quikksand

    2k’s for Burnett!

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    yankees can’t wait to see aj back on the mound, swing early and often

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

    I am doing my best to pretend that Alfredo Simon is really good but it’s not working.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

      Nope still not working.

  • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

    Poughkeepsie baby!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Evil Empire

    OMG PERFECT GAME !!!!!!11!!!!1

    • The Evil Empire

      I <3 Cashman !

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Tell it to Michael Kay.

  • donttradecano

    those mets and their silly trades

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

    Smoltz?

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

      Bah, not active.

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

        Damn, stupid Bartolo.

    • donttradecano

      maybe

    • Thomas

      What was the question (only have game cast)?

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

        Who are the only two active RHP with more than 150 big league wins.

        Colon and Wakefield.

  • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

    Drink up that Kool-Aid baby!!!!

    Ohh Yeaa!!

  • LC

    only 3 strikeouts in 2 innings? BUST

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

    Is it pathetic that I’m ecstatic that Matt Joyce just took Dice-K deep in just the third game of the season?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Not at all. Anything bad that happens to the Red Sox, no matter if its spring training or September, is good for Yankees fans.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Not that it matters but is it just me or does Burnett look older than 32? That is not a young looking face, lol.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Hookers and blow make you age prematurely!

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

    The next game is against Ponson? At least they’ll win one game this year.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      He’ll pitch a 2-hit shutout, just you watch!

      • Thomas

        More like give up 10 hits and 4 walks in 6 innings and some still won’t give up a run.

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        great game to miss for work.

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

    This is more like it…

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Gritgasm (1)

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Gritgasm (2)

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Premature gritjaculation.

  • FL Yank

    My money is on Girardi sending Gardner.

  • http://thechuckknoblog.com TheChuckKnoblog

    Gardner is holding up 11 well. Knoblauch would be PROUD!

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    another fun outing for ollie perez…

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

    Speed slows the game down. I hate it.

  • A.D.

    wtf my gameday audio isnt working

  • FL Yank

    Called it.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Dude. lol. You can’t claim credit for “calling it” when Gardner gets the green light like you’re Casey Stengel incarnate or something.

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

    Oh snap, didn’t realize Moeller was catching. He and Gardner were teammates in Scranton last year.

  • BigBlueAL

    Look at Molina grinding out a walk!! First Cano now Molina, what has this world come to!!

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I was wondering if Molina would know what base to go to if he walked.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Great AB Molina

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

    Heh, who would’ve ever guessed that two of the three hitters in the bottom of this lineup would’ve reached base during their first Plate Appearances.

  • Joe R

    Perfect recipe for a DP from El Capitan

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

    #8 and #9 hitters both reaching base… good times.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Lol, Gameday says Jeter loves to face: changeup, hates to face: changeup.

    • A.D.

      still some kinks to work out

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    I’m watching the MLB.com gamecast and it has a little box up for Jeter that says:

    Loves to Face: Changeup
    Hates to Face: Changeup

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Too slow, sucka! jk.

      • Thomas

        Sucka got no juice!

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

    Well, at least he only grounded into one out this time.

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

      GISP

  • BigBlueAL

    Well at least it wasnt a GIDP.

  • Andrae.H

    2 years ago, would jeter beat that out?

  • Tim

    Is that WPA chart available live or is it all post?

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

      I don’t think it’s available live.

  • BigBlueAL

    More clutch Yankees hitting.

  • The Evil Empire

    Yankees =/= Scoring with risp

  • mko

    As we all saw in the last two games – the Yankees don’t start scoring runs until the later innings…

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

    The Mets make watching pitchers such an arduous task.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Mike, podcast is done and over with?

  • BigBlueAL

    Burnett is no Alfredo Simon.

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

    Here it is…the 7 run inning.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Please. Step back from the ledge.

      • http://www.teamnerdrage.com Leonora

        I’m not actually bridge jumping. I just anticipate the worst so that the outcome is (almost) always better.

  • LC

    Pavano is pitching for Indians today so far 1 out, 2 runs, 4 baserunners.

    what a guy

  • jsbrendog

    gamecast i hate you. always freezes

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    And that’s why strikeout pitchers are awesome.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

      nevermind

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

    Home run THAT, Cesar!

  • jsbrendog

    big k!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    SOB!

  • BigBlueAL

    What??? When you get a hit with a runner on 3rd, they are allowed to score??? Crap maybe the Yankees should do that more often.

  • http://Thebronxbombersblog.com Joey H

    Now coming from someone who doesn’t panic, They really need to cut this shit out. Or maybe they are just saving it for when Alex comes back. Is it just me or do they ALWAYS start slow. We can see slow starts and expect to win the division with now 2 other legit teams in the division. Lets win some ball games fellas.

  • The Evil Empire
  • jsbrendog

    almost 50 pitches and hes not out of the 3rd yet?? yikes

  • LC

    Burnett is still pitching better than CC and Wang

    • Grant

      and that was hard how??

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

    Come on, A.J. don’t make me choke on all this Kool-Aid I’ve been drinking…

  • Brooklyn Ed

    C Pavano 0.1 4 5 5 1 0 1 135.00

    :D

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Shouldn’t the ball girl be able to cleanly field a soft ground ball?

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

    Pimp.

  • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

    Bush league fist pump from Burnett.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    money well invested!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Why did the possibility of the Orioles scoring more than 1 run last inning seem like close to the end of the world?!?!

  • Joe R

    UUUUGGGGEEEEEEE K

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

    I was offended by that fist pump.

  • Grant

    When does A-Rod come back because this lineup is beyond awful without him.

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

    TEX!!!

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

    Even more pimp.

  • BigBlueAL

    Boo this!!!!

  • Drew

    Are you serious? Yes cuts to the game as the ball goes over the wall. wtf

  • Brooklyn Ed

    ANOTHER money well invested!!!

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Awesome.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Doing Maryland proud!! Look at your hometown boy!

  • Stryker

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tex!

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

    What a difference two pitches make. It was just bases loaded for the O’s, on the verge of a 2-0 lead if Burnett threw a ball. And now it’s tied at one.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Teixeira should have walked instead of hitting a lead-off homer.

    (McCarver’d)

    • Corey

      lead-off walks lead to multiple run innings, home runs are rally killers

      thats a mccarver

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Thanks, but don’t help next time.

        • Corey

          helping and correcting are mutually exclusive

  • desus

    severna park can suck it (C) mark teixeira

    thats was a beautiful HR

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

    Sterling’s call: “Mark just delivered a Tex message to right center field!”

    Someone on RAB nailed that the day he signed.

  • jsbrendog

    mark. teixeira. homered. to,. center. nice.

  • Drew

    CANOOO

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Kevin Brown and Al Leiter?

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Cano walked, AGAIN?! Awesome!

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

    Al Lieter and Kevin Brown are the trivia answers.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      You gotta be quick on the trigger to beat the Congressman at trivia.

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

      What was the question?
      Help a brotha out!

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        What two former Yankees pitched no-hitters for the Marlins before AJ Burnett did?

      • mko

        The two Ex-Yankee pitchers who pitched the first two Marlins no-hitters before Burnett’s.

  • Stryker

    and can i just say i’m LOVING what cano has been doing

  • Steve O.

    Let’s see the witty responses to this homer.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Is it weird that I’m almost more excited for a Cano walk than a Cano base hit?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I’m with you.

  • Reggie C.

    Love the walk.

  • jsbrendog

    and cano walked…for like the 4th time this yr?? wow…awesome

  • Grant

    Tex got all the bad at bats out of his system.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH CANO!!!

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

    Man, I love Swisher’s plate discipline.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Man, I love Swisher’s plate discipline POWER.

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

      And power.

      BONG!

  • Reggie C.

    YEA!

  • LC

    MAKE A SWISH COMES THROUGH

  • Drew

    HAHAH SWISHA HOUSE OR SWISHA PASS

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      Swisher Sweet?

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

    Nick Swisher: Not Xavier Nady.

    • Nathan

      i agree. swish has been crazy for the yanks. nady… not so much.

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

    ZOMG .219!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Start this man!!!!

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Poor, poor X. Swish is the man.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    SWISHER!!!!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    HOLY CRAP, Burnett just engerize the whole lineup!!!

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

      Burnett = not a clubhouse cancer, like ARod the babyraper

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    MONEYBALL!!!!

  • steve (different one)

    boom!

  • Stryker

    wow where the hell was this team the last 2 games?!

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW. Markakis wouildve caught that.

  • jsbrendog

    swisher!

  • 65hughes

    SWISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    jeffrey meier has put on some weight

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      lol

  • BigBlueAL

    Hey what was the trivia question on YES??

    • Drew

      BURNETT had 3rd no hitter for marlins, what yankees had the first TWO for the marlins. I think its brown and pavano.

      • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

        Does that mean Anibal Sanchez will become a Yankee (if that is his name?

    • mko

      The two Ex-Yankee pitchers who pitched the first two Marlins no-hitters before Burnett’s.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi
      • BigBlueAL

        No Mike is correct. Leiter and Brown. I actually went to the game the day after Leiter’s No-Hitter.

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Yeah, I agree that Mike is correct. I gave the same answer.

  • kunaldo

    START THAT MAN!!!

  • james

    haha Pavano getting SHELLED in his debut

  • The Evil Empire

    Good stuff Swish, I wonder how many of those he has to hit until Girardi gives him the job.

  • Reggie C.

    Mets fans are gonna complain about this one all day. Oliver Perez: Ks 7 but BBs 5. 4.1 innings / 8 ER.

  • Joey

    Ok, a little late on the thread but 2 thoughts:
    1. Who is this man and what has he done with Robbie?
    2. SWISHER!!!!

    • kunaldo

      everyone’s sentiments exactly

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Susyn: Nick Swisher likes to hit homeruns in Camden Yards.

    As opposed to hitting homeruns in other ballparks!

    • Corey

      everyone know hitting home runs in KC sucks, save ’em for camden!

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

    Dice-K is getting tattooed. Regression, anyone?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Definitely a prime candidate with all of his troubles throwing strikes/locating in the strike zone last year.

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

      Dice-K, meet the law of average; law of average, meet Dice-K.

    • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

      d-kice, allow me to introduce…the mean

  • Drew

    Eh.. Brett really looks uncomfortable up there

    • BigBlueAL

      Still a good AB, he does usually at the least work the count.

    • jsbrendog

      still battling a 7 pitch at bat is a positive

  • mko

    Haha, Pavano out of the game in the second inning, 7 earned runs…

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    even his mental lapses are gritty

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I was going to ask if David Eckstein ever forgot how many balls he had….but I didn’t want to go there…

  • C.Panella

    How did sterling call swishers home run anyone hear ?

    • mko

      Read somewhere above…

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Terribly, sounded like it was going to be a deep out.

      • steve (different one)

        i can imagine. Sterling can’t call HRs to save his life and it only got out by a few inches.

      • http://statspeak.net dan

        but what did he say? I couldn’t find it above

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          Don’t remember the actual words, just remember it was really awkward. Sorry!

  • LC

    Pavano taken out

    1 IP 7 ER

    • Drew

      8)

    • http://thebronxbombersblog.com Vin R

      He may have given up 9 earned runs but you’re missing the important number: 0 injuries.

      • Drew

        1 injury. Ego. Second injury, his teamates won’t support him.

  • C.Panella

    Burnett needs to get thru this inning 1-2-3 ideally

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I agree. Always. Every inning.

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

    What is it with the game of baseball that people scratch and claw to find something intangible as the cause of a result?

  • BigBlueAL

    Posted this above when I found out what the YES question was. Mike is correct it definitely is Al Leiter and Kevin Brown. I actually went to the game the day after Leiter’s No-Hitter. Bad timing on my part (well really my dad’s part).

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I get no respect. (shakes head)

  • Drew

    How has Burnett looked so far? I just got home last half inning.

    • steve (different one)

      looks good. a little jam in the 3rd, but he’s looked strong.

      • steve (different one)

        as soon as i type this…

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

    Diasuke: 3.1 IP, 6H, 4BB, 10.80 ERA

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I hope he keeps that pace for the season!

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

      I swear, I can’t recall anything more frustrating than watching that SOB squirm out of inning after inning every five days.

  • Reggie C.

    Its not a “quality start”, but any 20 year old should be happy. Porcello went 5 ip / 8 hits / 4 er / 1 BB / 4 Ks. Not bad.

  • BigBlueAL

    But of course…

  • Drew

    oh fudge.

    • jsbrendog

      mmmmmm fudge

  • BigBlueAL

    Is Mo good for a 5 inning save????

    • Reggie C.

      Warm up Joba !!!ll!

      Wait .. what?

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        I was thinking the same joke

  • C.Panella

    ugh should of went back to the hook

  • Reggie C.

    Pie is not somebody we want on base right now..

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      So we’ll throw him out!

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    3 outs
    9 runs

    hello, cleveland!!!

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

    Hava Molina!

  • Drew

    Haha, why do they run on Molina?

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

    Uh, Felix, who the fuck do you think you are?

  • Reggie C.

    Your kidding… c’mon Burnett!

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    easy as pie

    sit down

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

    Good thing Pie got thrown out, huh?

    • LC

      yea that caught stealing was pretty huge

  • BigBlueAL

    This is getting ridiculous. Pie and Moeller are both 2 for 2.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Um… Apologies to Grit Gritner, but Swish may have just induced a gritgasm. Yup, yup he did.

    • MattG

      I am loving me some Nick Swisher.

    • jsbrendog

      whatd he do?

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Fly ball went over Gritner’s head and hit the wall. Gritner had the right idea and backed up to play it off the wall, but it bounced over his head anyway. Swisher was running over to back him up, snagged the ball after it went over Gritner’s head, and got it in to the infield.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Chad FREAKING Moehler?!

  • jsbrendog

    moeller 2-2? wtf

    • steve (different one)

      Moeller hit well in Camden Yards as a Yankee, if i recall.

  • Reggie C.

    Burnett isn’t gonna last too much longer.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

      I agree. 76 pitches through 4 in the first start of the season. He’s got to be tiring.

  • Tony

    Derek is so agile in that wheelchair

  • Drew

    Yes showing highlight of Pavano. 8)

  • C.Panella

    What time is brackmans start?

    • A.D.

      Assuming he starts, 7:05

  • Reggie C.

    john sterling tricked me for a second. though jeter got another one…

  • Reggie C.

    Now its Burnett’s time for a quick 1-2-3. … gulp..

  • BigBlueAL

    Why is it that Im not really feeling comfortable about this game.

  • Steve O.

    Andruw Jones. Clean-up. Who’d have thought?

    He’s not completely embarrasing himself either. Who’d have thought?

  • Drew

    Anyone know why Godzilla didn’t get the start today vs a rightie?

    • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

      His legs couldn’t handle it.

    • mko

      Probably to rest his knees?

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Great inning.

    • A.D.

      just what was needed.

  • AJ

    Burnett has a quick inning and he’s now pitched better than any other Yankee starter this year. He’s not a bust!

    Clearly using sarcasm here – but an o.k. outing so far. I’d like to see him go one more inning, then let the ‘pen take over – Veras, Marte and Rivera.

    • BigBlueAL

      Forget that, Mo for a 3 inning save.

    • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

      A.J. is god.

      • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

        More like Jesus, cause Mo is god, obviously.

  • Drew

    I <3 Tex

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

    Uh oh, someone’s warming up.

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

    Yeah, Teix better respect Markakis’ arm.

  • Alex S

    anyone have the MLB app for the iphone? it’s awesome

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

    This just in:

    Mark Teixeira: Not a colossal bust

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Prove it. His homerun was in 4th inning….doesn’t count as much as one in the 8th.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Mmmmmm, bullpen.

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    tigers are 1-3

    miguel cabrea to the red sox by june

  • james

    Pavano is done after one inning and 9 ER.

  • james

    Pavano couldn’t even make it out of the second and gave up 9 ER.

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

    HAHA.

    Damn, dudes, sorry. I click on it now, and it’s still a nice, harmless picture of an actual hammer.

    No idea how that happened.