• A.D.

    Interesting the lefty when its gardner, R, S, S, S

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

      Yeah, but Jeter, A-Rod, Damon all have good numbers vs Righties and Lefties. Very few of the regulars have bad platoon splits. So its sort of superficial to have switch hitters.

    • Christopher

      It might have something to do with turning Texiera round, with his injured wrist.

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

    All I ask is that someone get on in front of Swish this inning.

  • Alex S

    anyone warming up for the yanks?

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

    Stop booing, Rays “fans”, that was well off the plate.

  • A.D.

    where did that power come from???

    • Joey

      A-Rods in the dugout, Boli all around!

  • Alex S

    crawford playing short……thought that was a triple

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

      Crawford’s got a nice arm, and it’s in LF. He woulda gunned Gardner down easily.

    • A.D.

      if it was to RF then it would have been

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

    BRETT MUTHAF#$%&IN GARDNER!

    RESPECT MY GANGSTA!!!

    • Trish

      I never thought I’d see the words “Brett Gardner” and “gangsta” in the same sentence. Kudos to you, sir.

      • Joey

        Don’t worry, it wasn’t in the same sentence. You’re still okay.

        • Trish

          Same paragraph. Still.

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

    WTF, only a double. Slowpoke.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Way to go, Brett. Please do not bunt w/Jeter.

  • Mike

    damn thought that was a triple for sure

  • Wally Pipp

    I said it before, BUNT.

    please.

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

      No.

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

        Bunting lowers your WE%.

  • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

    nice catch, bitch

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

    STOP BUNTING!!!

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      Agreed.

  • kSturnz

    don’t worry Crawdaddy. You’ll bump gardy out of the lineup soon enough

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

      No, Ajax will bumb Gardner out of the lineup. Crawford will bump Matsui/ Damon out of the lineup (maybe).

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

    Please Yankees, please don’t screw this up.

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

    Brett Gardner with the Vulgar Display of Power.

    /cheese.

  • Alex S

    have you guys seen this yet? lmao

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCo50D5w-MM

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

      There was not nearly enough profanity in that commercial.

    • pat

      needs more goombah

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

        Not enough Guido

  • kSturnz

    how close are they keeping brett on by?

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      Navarro has a cannon… no?

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

    I just thought of something. Joba isn’t in to work the 8th, I don’t like them apples, whatta we gonna doo!!

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      Put Melancon in of course!!

      …. oh wait

      I thought it was July 14th.

      • A.D.

        Then who’d be picking up the wins in SWB???

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

      Mikey?… It’s hunting season.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Pop? It’s hunting season.

      /BOOM

      Applesauce, bitch.

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

        Neither you or tommie dissapoint.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    Please don’t K here Jeter…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    JETER!

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

    NOT BUNTING FTW!!!

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

    Jeterian.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    I WANT YOUR TEX, BABY! LET’S GO, MARK!

  • A.D.

    alright captin’

  • Accent Shallow

    Can’t believe that didn’t score Gardner.

    Still, I will take it.

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

      The Rays have excellent outfield arms.

    • A.D.

      no risking it with 0 outs….DP scores a run

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

    Must

    score

    this

    run

  • Jasper

    I’ll take it. Big at bat here, Tex. Drive in the run anyway possible.

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

    Tex could GIDP for all I care. As long as he doesn’t strike out.

  • kSturnz

    own their pen, 345

    • kSturnz

      infield in on Tex…

  • VO

    Thats it

  • Mike

    Time for Mark Teixeira’s first game-changing bomb as a Yankee.

  • Accent Shallow

    I go out to dinner, and return to find Swisher has hit one out. Not even surprised anymore.

    • Mike

      That’s not all you missed…

  • Alex S

    please TEX please………

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    Tex is swinging like his wrist is killing him.

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      Is he really or are you just saying that?

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

    You’re not getting Tex out on some out-of-the-zone breaking stuff, Howell.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    Did they hold Brett up?? Or was there just no chance in hell he could score?

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

      No chance, got off too late because didn’t know if the ball was catchable.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

      No chance. He had to wait to see if the ball was caught and it was a shallow hit.

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

    Hah, “The Biggest Loser will not be seen tonight because of the Yankees game” just scrolled across the bottom of my screen.

  • Alex

    If I were Jeter, this would be the perfect time to steal. Stay out of the DP and they’re not gonna throw down with Gardner at 3rd

    • Alex

      and now even more with 3-2

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Wow, thought that was strike three. Thanks, blue!

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

    I love Teixeira’s eye.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      It penetrates my soul.

  • kSturnz

    madden, please.

  • A.D.

    that’ll get it done.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    WOOOO!!!!

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

    Works for me.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Alright Tex!

  • Jasper

    Ok, Tex. I’ll def take that.

  • pat

    Ill take the sac fly

  • McCaff

    good

  • Wally Pipp

    A-Rod would have K’ed. TEX is a True Yankee.

    /FJM shout out.

  • Mike

    there we go tex. now swisher will hit it out

  • Jake H

    Yes.

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

    A sac fly? Should of let him go to Beantown.

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

      IETC

  • JT

    Way to get the job done. Now Swish can put one out.

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

    I wonder if that’s gone if he’s healthy.

    • Jake H

      I’m sure it is.

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

    This game is about to be 5-2.

    You know it.

  • kSturnz

    yea, yank fans booing howell on that throw over

  • Ayer

    I’m glad Tex drove in that run, but for having a sore left wrist he is giving a lot of power fist bumps!

  • mustang

    Tex baby !!!!

    Hell of a game after last night.

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

    Now time for Swish to bring in Jeter.

  • DreDog

    I have to pick my wife up at the airport. She is going to kill me for waiting for so long.

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

      Go ahead. We’re winning this game.

      Book it.

    • A.D.

      no radio in the car?

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

        DreDog crashed his car last time he was listening to the game while driving.

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

          Probably worth it.

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

            DreDog’s friend: Hey, hey, remember A-Rod’s walk off vs Cleveland where he hit the grand slam?

            DreDog: Do I, look at these scars!

      • DreDog

        I live in DC now. Sucks.

        • Stormrider6

          Oddly enough, I can get 880 AM all the way in Frederick, MD. Not very clear, but clear enough.

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      yahoo said it was to “deep center” — any accuracy to that?

  • pat

    Howell your “beard” is f*cking disgusting.

  • Alex

    bust

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Darn, Baltimore caught up…

  • Mike

    If he wanted to hit that out he would have…he was just goin for the highlight reel shot to dead center. Touche, Nick.

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

      Hm, sounds like Swish has been spending too much tie with A-Rod.

  • Accent Shallow

    So is Burnett coming back out for the 8th?

    If not, which member of the pen?

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    Mo for the 6 outer

  • McCaff

    put Swisher on the hill

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

    Melky for Nady in RF?

    That raises an eyebrow.

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

      Really?

      Doesn’t really raise an eyebrow for me…

      • pat

        I enjoy plus defenders.

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

        It just tells me that Girardi doesn’t love his defense. And that he thinks the difference between the two is worth making the late inning change.

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

          I agree with all of that.

          What part of it is surprising? I thought all those issues were well established.

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

            I know, but it could tick Nady off, and apparently Joe doesn’t care. It’s not like Nady is a Giambi-type fielder, he’s slightly sub par and Melky is above average, but not Carlos Gomez out there. Also, for all the talk about Nady winning the job over Swish, it took about two days for Nick to start playing regularly.

            What I’m getting at something I’ve heard a lot from Yankee beat reporters. That Girardi loves Swish, is lukewarm on Nady and that if one of them was to be traded in July, it would be Nady.

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

              Gotcha.

              And again, I am totally, utterly, 100% okay with everything you just said.

    • Accent Shallow

      Why? I’d say Melky is the superior outfielder, both in range and arm.

  • Christopher

    He can hit, he can pitch, he can field

  • kSturnz

    he is not giving that back door curve, and when it gets close enough, crawdaddy slaps it

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

    Burnett comes back out for the 8th inning…

    Wallace Matthews just started writing his column about how Girardi doesn’t have faith in his other relievers and Joba should be moved to the bullpen.

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

      You could not be more right.

  • Jake H

    AJ is awesome. We needed this game.

  • kSturnz

    did anyone notice cano not running out two grounders? one, he almost threw his bat…?

  • http://deleted Tseng

    I’m just watching on Gameday. Is it right when it shows that Burnett’s fastball velocity is down to 91?

    • pat

      I dunno, the yes gun has been crappy all season. Who knows.

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

      Here, let me help you.

      Q: I’m just watching on Gameday. Is it right when it shows that _____________?
      A: No.

      • http://deleted Tseng

        It can’t be wrong all the time! Everything has it’s moment!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    Wow, AJ. Amazing performance.

  • Accent Shallow

    I take back everything bad I said about the Burnett signing.

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

      I don’t.

      Happy about this, but my concerns were over the duration of the next 5 years, not just April.

      • Accent Shallow

        Oh, come on. Am I not allowed to overreact out of exuberance?

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

          No. You are allowed to react 5 years from now, when it will be old news and nobody will care anymore.

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

          Of course you are.

          My comment was only about ME and personally adhering to what I said.

          • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_exuberance Accent Shallow

            Just call me Alan Greenspan. (Link)

  • Alex S

    bring AJ out for the 9th? or MO?

    • A.D.

      Mo

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

      We all know the answer to this.

    • Alex

      Mo

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Mo. He only pitched once before.

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

    Great job by Burnett.

  • Mike

    horrible range from jeter

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Burnett almost left Andy hanging.

  • kSturnz

    cabrera, pena, molina, gardner. can it get any worse than that?

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

      Nick Hundley, Luis Rodriguez, Jake Peavy?

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Say what you want about AJ Burnett’s contract, but you can’t do much better than he did tonight. After a brutal loss no less, that’s impressive.

  • Jasper

    An insurance run would be nice here with the top of the lineup coming up for the Rays.

    Nice lead off single for Robby.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    DON’T BUNT

  • Accent Shallow

    I love Robbie.

    I hate Melky bunting.

  • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

    We need insurance runs!!!

  • Alex

    i absolutely love Cano’s stroke. Up there with Ken Griffey Jr. for prettiest swing in the game.

  • Alex S

    melky with a hit?!?!?

  • A.D.

    Melk on a tear

  • CP3

    The Melk man

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Melky is such a slugger!

  • Mike

    Who is that, and what have they done with Melky….

  • Christopher

    Bunt here surely?

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

    Please pinch-hit with Matsui.

    • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

      Matsui can’t hit no mo!

      Kidding………..not really

      • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

        OK, I’m kidding!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    I love the seeing eye single!

  • Jasper

    Melky is going for some playing time here. Gotta score this run this inning.

  • A.D.

    the dude is going .333/.600 and you’re having him bunt???

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

      Heh, slowly but surely, ICWUDT and then IETC.

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

    The question with the Rays this year is their bullpen. Hasn’t looked great so far.

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

      Gottta love their depth though.

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

      Simple, put Price in the eigth.

  • CP3

    Is there anyway that Jorge can catch in this games, if so they pinch hit matsui right?

    • A.D.

      if you’re willing to lose the DH

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

      No.

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

      They probably could’ve pitch hit Matsui for Peña and put Ransom at SS in the ninth.

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

        *third

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    That was a kind of cool set play. Glad it didn’t work.

  • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

    Fuck Bossman

  • Jasper

    Their outfield defense is so good.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Wow! Impressive range by Upton.

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

      Dare I say, future Yankee.

  • Mike R. – Retire 21

    This game is too important. Bring in Swish to close it out.

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

    Man, Upton is just ridiculous in CF.

    • Joey

      Adam Jones > BJ Upton

      Defensively?
      All around?

      • andrew

        Upton is certainly a better all around player at the moment. That could change soon though.

  • Alex

    He def. shoulda been on the base waiting to tag

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_exuberance Accent Shallow

    I want a centerfielder with comparable range to B.J. Upton or Adam Jones. Whom do I have to kill to make that a reality?

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

      Bud Selig.

    • Alex

      who know? A-Jax has speed, and unlike the Gritty Brett Gardner, he is athletic

      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_exuberance Accent Shallow

        Jackson’s defensive scouting reports have absolutely been very positive. Not sure he’ll be quite as good as Messrs. Jones and Upton, but his defense isn’t what I’m worried about.

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

      Or Franklin Gutierrez. Those three are just bananas in center.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    Hholy crap I hate BJ Upton

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Maybe Molina should shorten that cut a little bit?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Ugh….

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Jose Molina is worthless at the plate.

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

      Better than Varitek…

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        I think it’s time to call up Monteroplay.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Better than hitting to a DP.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    Help us Gardner, you’re our only hope.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_exuberance Accent Shallow

    Gameday says the second strike was 87. The YES network says 93. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE

  • A.D.

    Gritster needs a hit

  • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

    ESPN says this game is in the bot of the 7th. LOL!

    • A.D.

      ESPN only recognizes games in which the Yankees lose, or something happens in the 8th inning so they can talk about Joba

  • BigBlueAL

    Looks like I got home just in time.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    BRIT GRITNER!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    GRITTY GUTTY BRETT GARDNER!

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

      I think the most impressive thing about that was it was all with two outs.

  • Alex S

    GRITGASM!!

  • A.D.

    wow, unexpected

  • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

    BRETT GARDNER SAYS EAT HIS MEAT!!!!!!!!

  • pat

    WHAT THE FUUUUUK

  • Christopher

    Haha get that one Upton.

  • Jasper

    Gritt Gardner!!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    B-R-E-T-T

    BRETT
    BRETT
    BRETT

  • BigBlueAL

    Catch that Upton!!!!

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

    Who says Brett Gardner can’t do shit!!!

    I’ve had your back, yo!!

  • Mike

    I love that man

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_exuberance Accent Shallow

    Did Gardner just ground rule double?!

    Two balls hit over quick OFs heads?! What planet am I on?

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

      Brett-“Keep playing me shallow BITCHES!!”

  • CP3

    Gritty gutty gradner

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

    Who the fuck does Brett Gardner think he is hitting for power like this?

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

    Gard Brettner!!!

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

    The power!

  • VO

    BEAUTIFUL! Let AJ go back out?

    • A.D.

      No

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!

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

    POWAH!!!!!!!!!

  • Alex

    O MY MOOOO O MY MOOOO 2 IN ONE GAME! wow 2 over the outfielder’s head in one game!

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

      Brett Gardner = Harmon Killebrew

  • Alex S

    if we get some more runs then do you let AJ come out for the 9th?

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

      Not unless it’s like 5 runs…which it won’t be.

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

        Got your wish, yo!

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        Well, it’s 4 and I still don’t bring out AJ.

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

        What were you saying?

      • pat

        WHAT U SAY BEYOTCHHHHHH????????

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      No.

  • pat

    now teh dagger jeets

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

    Damn, I wish the ball didn’t bounce over the wall.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_exuberance Accent Shallow

    Every time Gardner hits the ball in the air, it looks like a popup to 2nd/SS. Such an ugly hack of a swing.

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_exuberance Accent Shallow

      Not that I am complaining in this instance, of course.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Where are all the people who thought 7 games was an adequate sample size on which to judge Gardner?

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

      OH FUCK LOOK AT MY BURRITO IN THIS MICROWAVE IT’S ALMOST DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • radnom

      Try 49 games with an OBP of .280

  • VO

    YEEAAAA

  • A.D.

    game, over

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    THE MOTHA’ FUCKIN’ CAPTAIN, BABY!

  • Alex S

    CAPTAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Leave AJ in?

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

    Did the MY9 booth just steal “Jeterian” from us?

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

      I was bout to type the same thing.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Michael Kay said on air, I heard it, “this for RAB, a “Jeterian” hit…”

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        JK

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

          Well, RAB is part of the YES Network Blogging Network.

          (this comment brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department)

      • CP3

        bull

  • CP3

    jetes

  • JobaWockeeZ

    JETER JETER JETER!!!!

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrational_exuberance Accent Shallow

    Captain Clutch!

  • kSturnz

    niiiiiiice

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

    POWAH!!!!!!!!!!

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

    WOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    THE CAPTAIN!!!!!!!!

  • Alex

    there we go

  • Jake H

    Captain Clutch

  • Christopher

    Put Swisher in for the 9th, don’t burn out the ‘pen!

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn!! There goes a Save for Mo and my fantasy team!!!!

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

    That was UUUUUGE.

    • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

      you sound like michael kay, doesnt pronounce his “Hs”

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

        Heh, that’s the point. We’ve been making fun of him for that for a few seasons now. Just wait til they call up Phil UUUUUGHES.

  • Lasoo

    OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!!!

  • KelvzPhp

    yeah!

  • Jasper

    El Capt’n with the dagger.

  • Jake

    Captain goin’ deep!!!!!

  • Alex S

    BRING OUT AJ!

  • Accent Shallow

    It’s so nice to see the Yankees hit Wheeler; he’s so eminently hittable.

  • Mike

    oh….my…..god

  • mustang

    Capt Jeter !!!!….. any damn questions

  • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

    SHADES OF 1999 JETER

  • Rich

    This team is showing major fight!

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

    This looks like the 1998-2007 Rays bullpen.

  • J

    Jeter has been driving the ball the other way pretty hard and well this year…

  • Rey22

    Wow, the final score will NOT tell the story of this game at all.

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

    Wait, wait, wait: That homer didn’t tie the game nor give us the lead, it merely padded the lead we already had.

    That homer wasn’t Jeterian, it was ARoddian.

    Derek Jeter = selfish stat-padding compiler. (and possible babyraper).

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

      But.. but, it was in teh EiGTh!!!1!1!!

    • J

      Ridic ^side…

      Dude… raping babies is not cool. Eating though…

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

        Ever have Baby Back Ribs?

        Delish.

        • J

          i didn’t know chili’s was the hotspot for fetal degustation?

  • http://deleted Tseng

    No need to push AJ in the ninth. I’m not watching on TV but I bet Mo was warming up already. They’ll probably use him or Bruney or whoever was up.

  • A.D.

    TB Bullpen: regressing to mean

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    I think the most impressive thing about that rally was it was all with two outs.

    • mustang

      Great point.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      The most impressive thing about that rally was that there were actually hits with RISP.

      • mustang

        That’s good too.

  • http://deleted Tseng

    Ah, Bruney.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, if Bruney can throw strikes like this all year, people will forget about wanting Joba in the pen.

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

      If he can pitch like he did last year, we’ll be fine.

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

    You know, Mo could have used the work.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Agreed. We only used him once against the Royals this year.

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

      Agreed.

      The fact that we scored more runs should not have caused us to not use Mo here.

      • Jake H

        My guess is he pitches regardless of score tomorrow.

    • kSturnz

      Only have to get Alex back and Wang and Damsui have to come back to form. Not too much to ask for

  • Chuck Norris Ain’t Got Nothin on Swisher

    ESPN’s top performers are AJ, Jeter, and Gardner

  • J

    BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    damn… he’s not even throwing fast

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn when Bruney is on he is nasty.

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

    Brett Gardner currently has more three more XBH than Bobby Abreu.

  • http://deleted Tseng- Rename Cy Young the “Swisher” award.

    And Bruney is doing well.

  • Mike

    ZOMG GIRARDI IS SMILING IN TEH DUGOUT!!1!!!!11 HE DOESNT CARE THEY ARE ONLY .500!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      That’s bush league, Girardi. Bush league.

      SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR THE GAME, YOU ASSCLOWN!!!!

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

      Joe Torre never smiles…

      …unless you bought his book.

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

    I like it.

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

    Domination.

  • Alex

    GREAT game!

  • pat

    Just a fucking solid game.

  • Accent Shallow

    That was pretty glorious.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    Did Bruney ust k the side on nine pitches?

    • Alex

      10

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

        Close enough.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    K’s are nice!

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

    Hmm, I wonder what the “C” hand gesture between Jeter and Swisher was all about?

    • A.D.

      Captin’ ?

  • Rey22

    Wow, 10 pitches, 3Ks. See ya later!

    • Accent Shallow

      Sounds like he’s been hanging out with Mr. Rivera, huh?

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

      Joba would have done it in 9 pitches if he was in the bullpen, you know.

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

        Swisher woulda done it in 8.

  • Accent Shallow

    You know, Longoria is skyrocketing up the list of players I can’t stand.

    • andrew

      Why? What’d he do?

  • Rich

    The offseason additions have been great.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Were you watching that shit, Matthews?

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

      No, he wasn’t.

  • A.D.

    Nice W

  • mustang

    And tomorrow Andy ( if he can get his old ass to the mound) can send them home 5-4. After that start with the O’s I will take it.

    • mustang

      Shit even 4-5 is not horrible great win.

  • KelvzPhp

    wow Bruney

  • J

    I’d rather save Mo’s arm… he’s not 30… not even 35… dude could be my dad if he was a man slut.

    Hey one less game is one less game, several of these added up could be the difference from 2001 AZ Mo to the Mo-God hybrid we know of…

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

    What’s tommorow’s pitching matchup?

    • Alex

      I think Pettitte and Sonanstine.

      • Mike

        yes

    • Mike

      Price v. Igawa

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

        We got this in the bag!

      • J

        SWISHER ftw.

    • Alex

      o wow i just realized burnett’s on my fantasy team

      • Alex

        didn’t mean to put that there

  • Alex

    you know, listening to Kay and Cone, we’d never know that Cone once pitched a perfect game would we?

  • Joey
  • Will

    Wow great way to end the game. I’m pumped now.

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

    Jeter’s homer is the play of the game?

    Gardner’s two doubles >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jeter’s homer

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

      Shit,

      Either of Gardner’s doubles >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jeter’s homer

  • MoReifer

    One of the more entertaining April games in recent memory

  • steve (different one)

    soooooooo many good things from that game.

    Burnett, obviously
    Gardner snapping out of it
    Jeter snapping out of it
    Swisher, as usual
    Pena hit a few balls well
    Bruney looked flat out dominating

    shit, even Melky had a hit

  • dkidd

    i enjoyed aj throwing at longoria’s head and then blowing him away one pitch later

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

      He didn’t throw at his head.

      • dkidd

        near his head

      • kSturnz

        thank you mikeyP. that ball was literally right off the rubber

    • A.D.

      I enjoyed Garza’s attempt at Swish then giving up the bomb

    • pat

      Agreed that was the highlight of the game for me too. Burnett stickin up for his boy then tooling on wunderkid.

      • dkidd

        maybe he was guessing curveball, but just staring at the next pitch was weak

  • mustang

    One of the best small things about this game is that AJ send a nice quiet message with that inside pitch to Longoria.

    Don’t fuck with us.
    Please.

  • A.D.

    If Gardner has tweaked the swing for some pop, then this could be a nice development

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

    So our offense has scored at least four runs every game this season.

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

      WITHOUT the best player.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime…Swisher for MVP

        That’s scary.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Why is an actor of Terrance Howard’s caliber in that stupid “Fighting” movie?

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

      It’s a recession.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Truth.

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

      You’re like a child. What do I keep telling you? Sometimes you’ve gotta do the safe picture. Then you do the art picture.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Yeah, and sometimes you do “Reindeer Games.”

  • Mike

    From Pete:

    Xavier Nady had a “sharp pain” in his elbow in the seventh inning and was taken out of the game.
    He previously had elbow surgery.
    MRI tomorrow.

    • A.D.

      Ouch

    • mustang

      Wow… and that’s why you have depth on a team
      Melky and Swisher go no where.

  • Rich
    • Rich

      Oops, Mike mooted my post.

  • Jonathan

    Fuck you Kay

    • Jonathan

      …just testing you tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

  • Mike

    Matsuzaka looking sharp again. This is the year his high walk count finally bites him in the ass.

  • LeftyLarry

    How are all the guys who didn’t want AJ Burnett doing?

  • A.D.

    Looks like Holliday can hit Dice-K outside of Coors

  • cuponoodles

    In unrelated news around the baseball world…

    My love affair with Dotel continues:

    3.1 ip, 9 K’s

    [Goes along well with the Zack Greinke man-crush]

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    4 run first for Oakland so far. How’s that ERA correction, Dice-K?