Apr
15

Game 9: Game Thread II

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Discussion of the Yanks/Rays rubber game continues here. A third run would be nice, but don’t expect more from Pettitte. This is what he is right now, and if he can give up the hits while limiting the damage and going innings, the Yanks will take it.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    Swish at the dish.

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

      I’d be happy to see a nice bomb right now.

  • Mike

    damn it teixeira

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

    You have to wonder if these deep fly balls would be HR’s in the new stadium.

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

      Probably not.

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

      No, more hoping one of them turns into a homerun here.

  • Drew

    Let’s see a hung change.

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

    I know they don’t “need” this game, but it would be nice to go home with a winning record…and a better record then the Rays.

  • Tom Zig

    come on JoPo.

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

    The offense doesn’t look great today…missing Nady really doing that much?

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

      No, they just ran into good pitching.

      • Tom Zig

        Is Sonnanstine that good?

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

          He is today.

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

          Ok…Wakefield pitched a no-no into the 8th. it happens. people get hot.

  • Tom Zig

    Giambi wouldn’t have caught that.

  • Mike

    As long as it stays close we have a chance right up until the 9th. They don’t exactly have a very overpowering or intimidating closer. Hopefully it won’t come to that though

  • Smitt Dogg

    Nice Andy

  • Drew

    I really wish Kay didn’t laugh.

    • Mike

      especially the long dragged out ones

      • Drew

        It sounds like hes grasping for air.

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

    Andy getting nicer as the game goes on.

    • Lasoo

      would you say that any is getting more “dandy”?

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

        no, i would not.

        • radnom

          : ———-(

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

            Pinocchio?

            • radnom

              Pettite

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

                Ah…you know they’re related?

  • radnom


    third run would be nice, but don’t expect more from Pettitte. This is what he is right now, and if he can give up the hits while limiting the damage and going innings, the Yanks will take it.

    Um, what? This what Pettite has always been.

    Today – 6 innings 6 Hits.
    Carrer – 9.4 Hits/9.

    That’s how he rolls.

    • radnom

      Carrer = Career

  • Smitt Dogg

    Here comes the all grit-no hit black hole 7-8-9 yankees….

    /Sarcasm

  • Tom Zig

    David Cone is in Gardner’s head

  • Drew

    Yes’s gun is so bad. Was that pitch a minute ago really 60 mph.. give me a break.

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

    Was anyone else laughing their ass off when Michael Kay said “It’s not comparing apples to oranges, it’s like comparing apples to ducks!”

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

      No, I must have been busy turning the volume off…I kid, I kid.

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

    Who was that who just gave Joe Nelson credit for daring to throw a strike to big bad Brett Gardner? Good grief.

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

      He was giving him credit for throwing his breaking pitch in a 3-1 count. As in, if gardy gets on, he creates havoc on the base baths.

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

        Yeah, I guess… Still not really seeing it. It’s just funny to hear someone give credit to a pitcher for being willing to challenge Grit Gritner.

  • Drew

    I didn’t know they made cowbell Necklaces.

    • Pel

      They’re usually worn by Fenway patrons.

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

    Eh, if anything, this ensures the top of the order leads off next inning.

    • Drew

      I’m looking for Molina to split the outfielders with one of his doubles.

      • Drew

        okay.. maybe not

    • Yankee1010

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. Hopefully, Molina at least makes Balfour work a little. I know that’s a pipe dream.

  • Mike

    nice job laying off that pitch. though he would have swung

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

    can we get a genetics company to splice molina and po together?

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

        but we can’t have him…we could have a scientifically combined polina.

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

          but we can’t have him…

          Are you an idiot? Melky and Kennedy can get anyone!11!

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

            sweet! I say Melky and Ransom

      • pat

        heh, icwudt

  • Yankee1010

    What harm would Molina walking into the batter’s box without a bat really do?

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

      Molina should dive into the plate every time and try to get hit by a pitch.

      • timrandle

        Faster typer gets the joke :(

    • timrandle

      takes away the threat of HBP…

      • Yankee1010

        How? He could still be hit by a pitch without holding a bat. It does bring a walk into play.

        I think Molina might be the perfect case study. It’s not like he’s going to beat out any balls in the infield and a fair amount of his hits are singles anyway. If he actually made a pitcher throw more than 2 or 3 pitches, he might have a shot at getting on base more than a glacially slow, poor-man’s Tony Womack.

        Sadly, this isn’t entirely in jest.

        • timrandle

          Which part isn’t in jest, Molina isn’t really glacially slow?
          I would say he really should just take every pitch…(with a bat)…run up counts, get an occasional walk…

          Went to college with Tony Womack. Really nice guy.

          He ranks up there with World B Free for us :)

  • Mike

    another brilliant comment from Kay. No, you can’t get better at catching…it is strictly hereditary.

  • Drew

    Oh no not Veras!!

  • pat

    99 MPH!!!!!!

  • Drew

    One more for Pettitte?

  • Tony

    Guys, I just got an idea. Since we dealt Jose Tabata for an 89 win season and a season of part-time RF play (or so we thought), let’s try the whole “trade prospects for short-term roster patching” thing again to replace Nady!

    • Mike

      Sell high on swisher for 1st round pick each year for the next 5 years.

    • pat

      HAHAH LOLZZ

  • http://deleted Brendan

    Ok top of the order. It WILL be done.

  • timrandle

    How much would it hurt for Andy to pitch a 9 inning loss here giving up only 3 runs?

    • Drew

      8 inning?

      • timrandle

        why 8? did he already get pulled?

        quality start nonetheless.

        • timrandle

          How much would it hurt for Andy to pitch an 9 8 inning loss here giving up only 3 runs gem here tonight?

  • Joey H

    If they’re going to do it, now is the time. top ‘o the order.

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

    Yay.

  • desus

    I heard Jeter’s got an edge.

    • Drew

      johnny D bunt??

  • Drew

    Jeter has really started this year with power

  • Joey H

    NO WILLY MAYS CATCH THAT TIME YOU BASTARD! As Michael Kay would say.. .GLIDDDDE BABY GLIDEEEEE

  • Christopher

    Captain clutch, but can Damon get him over to third?

  • Mike

    Beautiful! Another ball over their heads.

  • Mike

    BUT HOW!?!?!! TEH UPTON IS SO SMOOTH!!111!!

  • http://deleted Brendan

    Watch Damon lay down a bunt and piss off 98% off the RAB comment crew.

    • Christopher

      The way he’s been hitting so far this year I think a bunt is the best option

      • Christopher

        Haha, what do I know. Go Johnny go.

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

      Or watch him not be stupid and hit a double to drive in the tying run. Much better, no?

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

    I love Joe Girardi for not bunting.

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

    fuxky yes!!!

  • Drew

    Weeehooooo! NO BUNT!

    • Drew

      BTW, he’s really lagging with the flu. ;)

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

        Steroids.

        • Colombo

          IETC

  • JobaWockeeZ

    DAMON! Good thing I didn’t bench him today.

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

      I have J.P. Howell in my lineup, bah!

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

    Not bunting = Good baseball.

  • Jasper

    Damonnnnn!! Big hit.

    C’mon Tex, this is the time to step up with a big at bat here.

  • pat

    I kinda like these yankees.

  • Mike

    wooooo yes johnny! I love howell

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

    w00t~!

    It’s nice to have RISP this season.

  • A.D.

    Howell regression to mean continues

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

    PS: HAY HOWELL U SUK LOL

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WTF DONT BUNT

    • A.D.

      It was just to try the 3B in he didn’t look to square until it was obvious he wasnt going to swing

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

    Come on Tex. Time for some goods, just hit it deep. get jonny to 3rd.

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

      oh home

  • Joey H

    I love these 09 Yankees. Working the count productively.

  • Mike

    lol wtf…tex shows bunt

  • Joey H

    What happened to let loose on 3-0 Tex? lol

  • http://deleted Brendan

    Woohoo catwalk!

  • Joey H

    Gotta love them f’n catwalks.

    • Joey H

      Walk kitty kitty walk..

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

    Haha. Thank you, Tropicana Field.

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

    lucky catwalk

  • desus

    Got to love the catwalk.

  • Drew

    I loved the bench’s reaction to Tex showing bunt.

    • timrandle

      which was?

      I HATE LIVING IN ALABAMA!!!

      what happened with the catwalk?

      • Drew

        Lol girardi and Long looked at eachother like wtf?
        And a can o’ corn to crawford hit the cat walk and fell in the crowd.

  • pat

    That was fortunate. Now tex goes yard.

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

    Confidence level = 10.

    LET’S-GO, YANK-EES!!!
    *clap-clap clap-clap-clap*
    LET’S-GO, YANK-EES!!!
    *clap-clap clap-clap-clap*

  • Mike

    gotta love the catwalks

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

    fuck

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

      That was inside!!! gameday says so.

  • Christopher

    3rd strikeout looking?

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

      Fill in the blank

      BU_T!!!

  • Mike

    teh bust

  • Joey H

    A clean cut man with waxed eyebrows doesn’t exactly look scary screaming. But lets go Swish.

  • pat

    OMG please walk swisher to pitch to posada.

  • Joey H

    Look at this, this really shows the strength of multiple legit switch hitters in the heart of the lineup.

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

      So true.

      • Joey H

        And I emphasize that they aren’t Melky like switch hitters who couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat. We are talking about guys who are legit run producers with 25+ HR pop.

  • dkidd

    i’m getting a kick out of the girl behind home reading harry potter

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

      oh damn…that’s amazing.

  • Joey H

    Gotta expect something outside over the plate here.

    • Joey H

      Guess he wasn’t expecting it.

  • Drew

    Sick change…

  • Christopher

    Did I just hear a Nelson Muntz ‘ha-ha’?

  • Mike

    son of a bitch

  • Joey H

    Doesn’t the pitch by pitch annoy you people too? I mean if the sequence and result sucked the first time around, it won’t be any better the second.

    • pat

      I don’t mind it when it’s one of our guys striking someone out.

      • Joey H

        Good point. But in a close game I want to see the next sequences of pitches not the last.

  • Mike

    come on jorgeee

  • Joey H

    And if Joe wants to kiss this game goodbye he’ll put Veras in there.

    • Drew

      Mama NOOO

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

    I am looking forward to Cano blasting another ball. maybe not a homerun, but something good.

  • Joey H

    How far do we think Cano is from becoming elite given his apparent work ethic and improvement(and yes wise asses I do understand we are 9 games in)

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

      I think he will emerge, but it’s too early to consider it now. Ask again in September.

  • timrandle

    Walk Cano to pitch to Gardner…

  • Joey H

    Now Look at this, In less than a week we won’t have to be like SH*TTTTT Ransom and Gardner up next when we are looking to rally. When this lineup gets longer it will be fun to watch.

  • Mike

    mother fucker. real clutch hitting with a guy on 2nd no outs

  • Christopher

    Urgh, now the offensive black holes are due up in the 9th, and Jose Veras is in all probability pitching the 8th. I don’t know which of those is the scariest.

    • Joey H

      F’ that. Send Dandy Andy out there for one more.

      • Joey H

        Told you.

  • Tom Zig

    Well at least its tied.

  • Joey H

    Now after this put Bruney in there, Give them a totally different look. Up 8-10 MPH on the fastball and a Look from a different side.

    • http://deleted Brendan

      PSYCHIC!

    • http://deleted Brendan

      PSYCHIC!

      • http://deleted Brendan

        Sorry I don’t know why it did that…

      • Joey H

        It’s called smart managing. Even Joe Girardi can do it if he tries real hard.

  • Joey H

    I wander if in those picnic areas they have a eat at your own risk policy. For example, if a fly ball lands in your cheeseburger, hot dog or what have you they will not refund.

    • Drew

      That is a strange thing to wonder.

      • Joey H

        Not as strange as why Damon isn’t playing when he has the flu.

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

          BURN.

          • Joey H

            Agreed?

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

              Yeah, sick burn. lol

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

          Yeah, I’m with the Congressman, that’s a burn of epic proportions.

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

    I heart this version of Brian Bruney. That heater is explosive.

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

      Lazer Beams…on Sharks

    • Joey H

      Over under 40LBS for Bruney? UNDER! Over Under 94mph On the fast ball? OVER!

  • Joey H

    Question: How deep in the park in terms of the Cat Walk must the ball hit before it’s considered a HR?

    • http://deleted Brendan
      • Joey H

        Great find. Thanks.

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

      They talked about it in the first game. I think the second set back is consider a homerun, but it needs to hit in fair territory.

    • A.D.

      Its the 3rd catwalk I believe, basically the catwalk that it has to hit would be a HR anyways.

    • pat

      I think there’s 4 rings of catwalks and if it hits either of the outer ones it’s a HR.

    • Drew

      There are different catwalks. If it hits cat walk X or Y its in play, if it hits catwalk Z its a HR. I don’t know if you got that but there is a bunch of catwalks up there.

  • A.D.

    Bruney, filthy

  • Drew

    TEH JOBA 8TH!!1!1

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Bruney! That should shut up those annoying B-Jobbers.

  • Tom Zig

    Bruney really has some giddyup on that fastball eh?

  • pat

    Bruney is so selfish, just out there to pad his K totals.

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

    Holy Brian Bruney

    • Will

      So nasty of all a sudden.

    • Joey H

      When that asshole Reyonalds said the Yankees STILL HAVE PROBLEMS GETTING TO MARIANO!!!!11!

      • Joey H

        Sorry. Wrong Reply.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    When exactly did Bruney become so freakin’ good?

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

      Last year.

    • mko

      Some time during 07 and 08, hehe.

    • Joey H

      When that asshole Reyonalds said the Yankees STILL HAVE PROBLEMS GETTING TO MARIANO!!1!!11!!!!

    • Alex

      when he lost all that weight? see spring training optimism stories work sometimes!

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

    Bunt, dammit.

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

      Let it hit you, dammit.

      • timrandle

        What’s Jeter’s OPS without HBP? he seems to take a few…

  • Joey H

    Let’s butcher boy here. Steal a base. Start the rally all over.

    • Joey H

      I mean. I’m not sure if I take a pitch here. If he had a fat one drive it. Never mind he too,

      • Joey H

        And that is exactly why.

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

      or strikeout

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

    Brian Bruney -#38 RHP
    0-0, 3.60 ERA
    8 Pictches – 7 Strikes, 1 Balls

    Out pitch – FRICKIN SHARKS WITH FRICKIN LASERBEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS
    Average fastball – 94.1 mph

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

      YES!!! fricken Laserbeams on sharks’ heads.

  • A.D.

    Brett should have taken one for the team there

  • cuponoodles

    BRUNEY!!! Muoy caliente!

    • cuponoodles

      10Ks in 5 IP

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Bruney is as nasty as Gardner’s swing.

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

      sweet. i chuckled.

  • A.D.

    Percival is in, excellent

    • Mike

      Definitely happy sight compared to what the other guys have done to us

    • Joey H

      *SQUINTS* WHERES DUHH PLATE!??!11?!?!

  • Drew

    I still laugh at that Avis commercial. The awkward silence at the end is the best.

    • Joey H

      You guys ready to rent some caaaaahhhhhs?

    • Alex

      I won’t lie, i actually hate that commercial.

  • timrandle

    AGH! Gardner…game day pitch spot looks like a frickin’ sparkler…why won’t they just blow fast balls by him and get it over with???

  • A.D.

    WTF why no Matsui

    • Alex

      he hit already and walked the other inning

      • A.D.

        ahh i missed that when coming home from work, maybe I should read the boxscore.

    • Mike

      they pinch ran for him

    • mko

      He already pinch hit (walk) in this game…Ransom came in to pinch run for him and play 3B.

  • Joey H

    Now, Do they throw Bruney back out there? Supposing the Yankees don’t score.

  • Drew

    Cmon CO-Dog

  • Joey H

    Wow. Alex who? Haha.

  • Drew

    YAY!!

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Cody “FUCKIN” Ransom

  • http://deleted Brendan

    Let’s love Ransom again!

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

      Jerk. flip floppper. John Kerry.

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

    Nice.

    • Drew

      Who the hell starts off Cody with a curve?

  • Tom Zig

    Its about time handsome cody ransom

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

    Cody Ransom, not completely useless.

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

    Just got this trade offer:

    BCOP trades Nick Swisher, NYY 1B to Connection
    CONY trades Emilio Bonifacio, Fla 2B to Optimists Prime

    I’m BCOP. I really really love Swisher but I know he’ll probably regress.

    I know nothing about Bonifacio except that he’s doing really well right now

    What do I do?

    • Joey H

      Keepers?

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

        No

        • Joey H

          Then I’d just keep Swish. I really think the worst is behind him, at least for this year.

    • Mike

      both likely to regress lol idk i probably wouldn’t do it. swish is more proven than him

    • A.D.

      Both are going to regress, Swisher has job security to be in the lineup every day, Bonafacio gives you steals, but could easily be replaced by Amezega or shifting Cantu to 3rd if he struggles.

  • Mike

    attaboy ransom! get him in now you fucks

  • Christopher

    Great hitting by Cody Ransom, unfortunately the worst hitter in the history of baseball* is up behind him.

    *This may be an exaggeration

    • Joey H

      I think the worst hitter in the history of baseball just got that double.

  • Joey H

    You guys remember that walk off HBP against I think Oakland last year?

    • Alex

      YES i do.. that was an awkward win

      • Joey H

        Talk about a “YEAH LETS GO BABY! LETS GET THIS ONE IN THE BOOKS” to … *Gulp?*

  • southernyankeefan

    now i have seen it all.

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

    …we’re gonna have Rivera in a tie game, aren’t we?

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

      Nevermind.

      JETERIAN CLUTCH

    • Drew

      nope!

    • manimal

      Owned.

  • Mike

    damn nice pick by the catcher

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

    FUCK and YES!!!!!!

  • Drew

    :) :) :) !!!

  • manimal

    The captain, EL CAPITAN.

    • Mike

      beat me to it

  • A.D.

    Yankees should have retired numbers day where player wear a retired number of a Yankee that played their position.

    • Mike

      that would be pretty cool

    • Tom Zig

      That would be interesting.

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

    Tangible.

  • pat

    enter sandman

  • Tom Zig

    Jeet just skeeted all over Perci

  • Mike

    EL CAPITAN

  • El Generalissimo

    Jeter is getting his pimp stroke back!!!

  • A.D.

    Thank you captain

  • Smitt Dog

    So Jeterian….

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

    jeet baby

  • Christopher

    Jeter comes up big again.

  • Mark B

    Jetes coming through again….just when everyone was ready to write him off!

    • timrandle

      Jetes coming through again….just when everyone was ready to write had already written him off!

  • timrandle

    Mo be praised!

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

    Come on Sandman!

  • southernyankeefan

    Jeter is sooooooooooooo clutch.

  • Joey H

    I mean, I’m a HUGE Yankee fan but for what ever reason, Jeter isn’t my favorite player but SHIT can the guy get it done when it matters.

    • mko

      Sometimes he can.
      Of course, when he doesn’t do it, it was bad luck. When somebody else (A-Rod anyone?) does it, it was luck.

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

        What say we enjoy a nice moment without bringing up the A-Rod/Jeter talk, huh?

  • Jake H

    Jeter has been on these last 2 nights.

    • Tom Zig

      Stupid YES gun, Mo doesn’t throw 61 MPH

  • Joey H

    Isn’t the wrong 42 out there?

  • Tom Zig

    I was scared for a second that Bruney would be closing.

    • Mike

      i’m still slightly scared. Mo hasn’t pitched in awhile.

      • Joey H

        For some weird reason beyond proportions, I have a weird feeling about this bottom of the 9th.

        • Alex

          that makes no sense.. praise be to MO

          • Joey H

            No I know. I just had a weird feeling. *Self slap* Get the fuck out of here. We’ve got Mo out there.

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

          ye of little faith

        • A.D.

          ….feeling gone

        • JobaWockeeZ

          HERETIC HERETIC!

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

    It’s nice when your captain can actually hit baseballs well.

    • Tom Zig

      Aside from the Red Sox, do any other teams actually have captains?

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

        It was purely meant as a shot at 2008 All-Star Jason Varitek.

      • A.D.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.....m_Captains

        Delgado was for Toronto back in the day, and Mike Sweeney used to be for KC

    • Brooklyn Ed

      that’s a shot at Varitek. :lol:

  • A.D.

    Interesting putting Melk in for Swish, who is a solid defender.

  • Drew

    Me love Melky

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

    I’m calling it right now: Dan Uggla for NL MVP.

    • Joey H

      I’ll one up you. Nick Swisher for AL MVP.

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

      where did that come from? yanks about to win a game…and

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

        Heh, sorry, the beauties of MLB.TV. The guy seems to be delivering two-out hits with RISP almost every time up; that should up his RBI totals and have the BBWAA salivating.

  • Expired Milk

    After last year I secretly hoped Rivera Mo didnt come in if it was tied.

  • manimal

    Does anyone else play Enter the sandman during away games or is it just me…

    • Joey H

      I think that’s just you. However, I do play New York New York in my head when they win.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    For all of you too young to remember the 90′s teams, that’s what it was like EVERY DAMN NIGHT!!!

    Now, time to watch Seinfeld on the VCR.

    • Jack

      VCR? Is that like a record player or something?

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

        I believe it’s a whales penis.

  • Christopher

    Was there ever any doubt with Mo?

  • Accent Shallow

    I love Mariano.

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

    5-4 on the road trip. Awesome.

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

    mo be the mo

  • Tom Zig

    Giambi would not have made that play.

    • A.D.

      He sure as hell wouldn’t have run to the bag.

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

    The 2009 Yankees are fucking awesome.

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

    All fucking right. Nice way to head home for the big home opener.

  • Colombo

    yankees win…the-e-e-e-e yankees win

  • Drew

    Hell of a win! too bad Andy didn’t get the win, he deserved it!

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

      Reason #789340471783620378279138652038 why the win-loss statistic is fucking moronic in regards to judging a pitcher’s success and/or failure.

      • Yankeegirl49

        THANK YOU!

  • manimal

    So, where are all you people that were bitching about the first game of the series?

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

      They’re hiding in a fallout shelter, waiting for the end of the season.

  • Mike

    5-4 solid start all things considered (9 straight on the road, TB 4-5, BOS 3-6)

  • manimal

    Bruney:14 straight outs, 10 of them strike outs. Joba isn’t even that good.

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

      Blasphemy!!! How dare you insult the great Joba 2 da 8th!!!

  • Alex

    “Start Spreading the news..”

  • mko

    I love it. The Yanks have won the last 2 series against KC and TB. That’s what it takes. Let’s continue that streak and hope the home stand can be even better.

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

      I can’t wait for tomorrow. could you image a tribe sweep? so nice

  • El Generalissimo

    This team has some moxie to it… I like.

  • Rich

    This team never quits. There’s nothing better that you can say about a team.

  • dkidd

    love how happy everyone in the dugout was for ransom. this is a team

  • Mike

    Now onto the Cleveland series. I cant wait til Pavano pitches in the stadium. I hope he is booed so loudly and mercilessly that he starts to cry

    • Alex

      I second that, then he gets “injured” after giving up 5 or 6 runs

      • timrandle

        in the bottom of hte first…

  • Jake H

    Good win there. Good pitching and some timely hitting to win it. It’s only 9 games but Cano has looked on.

  • Tom Zig

    Mark Teixeira says I have a laser for an arm.

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

      sharks with lazers

      • Tom Zig

        no just a laser. Bruney is the only one equipped with sharks with lasers

  • mko

    Not that it matters much with Mo (yet), but should we be concerned with his velocity? Every pitch in this inning was under 90mph.

    I’m usually not one to get into these velocity discussions, and it doesn’t seem like his cutter is any easier to hit with 5mph less on the gun, but maybe age is catching up to him after all.

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

      No, he hasn’t pitched much. He was an easy 94 in spring.

    • Expired Milk

      Hes coming off surgery and its only his second game back. Even with the lower velocity he still looks damn good.

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

      NO

  • Drew

    An Oli Perez implosion would make this an even better day.

  • Alex

    Andy’s losing it.. He’s starting to talk to the ball

  • timrandle

    am i the only one still bitter about Mo not pitching four outs in KC?

    :(

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

      yes.

    • Alexa- #1 Yankee fan

      I do. Mo goes 4 outs all the time. Girardi just likes to keep it cool like they can’t be stretched out or somthing.

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

      No, I’d rather not have my 39-year-old closer who is coming off off-season shoulder surgery attempting a four-out save in rainy, cold, windy weather in the sixth game of the season.

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

        perfect…A++

    • Expired Milk

      6-3 would be alot better than 5-4 but good teams move on.

    • pat

      I think if that’s later in the year you see Mo. In the beginning if the season though, I’m all for throwing the rookie into the fire to see what he’s got. You gotta find out what you can get from these guys early in the season so you don’t make the same mistakes later. And yes I know all games count the same, but you know what I mean.

    • mustang

      I was too, but someone pointed out to me that Joe has to find out what he has in that pen. So lets hope he learned something.

  • Alexa- #1 Yankee fan

    Lets not forget were another day closer to arod’s return . This is only a few weeks away . Good to be heading home too :)

  • Jonathan

    Derek Jeter makes me want to be a better person.

    God, two fantastic games in a row, even if you weren’t a Yanks fan, it’s just great BBall drama and tension…totally makes up for the blowout.