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

    So, anyone read any good books lately?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Whatever you do, DON’T read The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott. AWFUL.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        Ooh, I’ve got one for you, Matt. The Thirsty Muse by Tom Dardis. About the alcoholism of Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and O’Neill.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          Nice, I’ll write that down and read it over the summer.

    • Accent Shallow

      Currently reading the collected short stories of John Cheever.

      If I have to watch many more games like this, I will become a bisexual drunk. Christ.

  • A.D.

    watch Melky have a great night at the plate

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

      He is buddies with A-Rod.

      • Lanny

        he couldnt look good against single A pitchers

  • Accent Shallow

    Dear Chien-Ming Wang,

    Groundballs are good. Line drives and pitches high in the strike zone are bad. Please rectify your mechanics and return to being an effective pitcher. Lock the state.

    Kind regards,

    Accent Shallow.

  • Smitt Dog

    Whats the winning percentage right now Mike?

  • Lanny

    Great call again on not taking a long man in April.

    The way the team has been together the past yrs is criminal.

    Especially in April when SP rarely go over 100 pitches.

    • Accent Shallow

      If you can’t count on Sabathia and Wang, who can you count on?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Wtf? Sabathia pitched well his last outing…

        • Accent Shallow

          Sabathia’s first start was lousy. You don’t take a long reliever because you don’t trust your #1 starter was the point I was making.

        • andrew

          Yes, but they’ve had the two shortest outings of the year, the only two outings where a long man could have been utilized.

          • Lanny

            You take a long man because it is april and even great starters only go 6 innings. And some starters go 3 or 4 or heck even 1 like tonight.

            It is why Tomko should be here.

  • Joey

    Wang to the Minors. TEHHHHH Phil Hughes is on his way !1!!!!1

    • Joey

      Joey H**

      • Joey

        WHO ARE YOU!?!?!?!?!?!?!

        • Joey H

          … Ask about me. haha

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

      Wang to the Minors. TEHHHHH IAN KENNEDY is on his way !1!!!!1

      Fixed that for ya.

      • Lanny

        kennedy? i just threw up

      • Joey H

        No… please no. Long time no see Steve how’s it been?

  • Yankeegirl49

    we look like the team formerly known as the Devil Rays.

    • Lanny

      well half the lineup would have a hard time cracking the 2004 rays. and wang does a great victor zambrano

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

      Hapless?

      Confused?

      Overmatched?

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

    God, Lisa Edelstein (Dr. Cuddy on House) is so friggin’ hot.

    • Kyle

      I second that. Boring episode tonight.

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

      Have you ever seen “The Graduate”?

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

        Nope.

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

          Just checking.

          Very famous scene where older woman seduces a younger man.

    • Doctor J

      not in high def she isn’t…..and what’s with her hair?

  • Kyle

    Can we forfeit?

    • Joey H

      Mercy Rule much..

  • tim randle

    …so are you guys saying i shouldn’t try and find a place to eat tonight with satellite tv and catch the rest of the game?

    • A.D.

      Probably save that for any other night.

  • Drew

    Why are we swinging at the first pitches!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      To go home faster.

    • Lanny

      u serious? u dont think they want to end this game asap?

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

    Holy crap are we gonna get one baserunner?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      A hit for Melky!

  • Joey H

    Well on the bright side, Pelfrey is sucking too.

  • dkidd

    mike pelfrey proving verducci correct

  • Drew

    Melky!! :)

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

    …It had to be Melky.

  • Accent Shallow

    Not a pretty swing from Melky, but a hit is a hit.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    This game is a train wreck. I can’t look away because baseball just came back on last week and I still miss it, but I can’t watch because its terrible!!

    • Lanny

      thats why u get the baseball package

      • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

        I’ve got the mlb.tv package for online. Any other good games on?

    • Drew

      Take it like a man.

  • Lanny

    trade melky asap while he has some value.

    to think they could have had santana for wang kennedy and melky.

    oy vey

    • Will

      and then they wouldnt have had CC… or half their rotation.

    • Joop

      Why don’t you ever show your face when things are going well?

      • Lanny

        who says they couldnt have got sabathia too???

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

          A huge extension for Santana and a huge deal for Sabathia is something even the Yankees couldn’t handle financially. There’d probably be no Tex, either.

        • Joop

          Common effing sense.

          That’s who.

  • Kyle

    Oh Cody Ransom. You are soooo out of a job in a few weeks.

    • A.D.

      Ransom is pretty much playing himself off the 40 man at this point.

  • Wolf Williams

    I live and work in Taiwan, and am in school right now….. and the Taiwanese are mounting a posse to come lynch me as I sit here slandering their national hero…

    Any last insults you guys want me to hurl at them before they fix the rope around my neck?

    (*Note: ‘douche bag’ translates nicely into Chinese….)

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

      Taiwan, huh? People have always told me I would love living there. They say I have a Taipei personality.

      • tim randle

        nice :D

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

          Corny, but nice.

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

      SWomething about “wang” “sinker” and “doesn’t sink” followed loudly by the xclamation GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER

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

    9-0 in the second inning.

    This is right around the time that Phil Rizzuto would start reading birthdays.

    • Smitt Dog

      So true. I miss the simpler times sometimes…

    • desus

      Even in the midst of suck, Nick Swishers Grit™ shines.

    • Raf

      best comment so far lol.

  • Jack P

    Jesus with starts like this we better be looking over our shoulders at Baltimore!

    • A.D.

      Baltimore is currently ahead of the Yankees, Rays & Red Sox

  • John

    dammit melky, save your hits for another time…what a great time to get a hit.

    Jeter has been saved from MANY DPs this year already

    • tim randle

      he’s been saved from 6 just by batting first!

  • McCaff

    i didnt read all the other comments, but how many times has Arod been blamed yet since hes come back?

    • Kyle

      he isnt back?

      • A.D.

        hes in the dugout

        • McCaff

          yeah with the team.. my bad

        • Kyle

          right.. because he is rehabbing in tampa..

          • McCaff

            right

  • Kyle

    Double digits. Woo!

  • Drew

    okay so now Albier sucks.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oy.

  • Wolf Williams

    Can we send Wang and Melky to San Diego for Peavy? Or can someone just call immigration and get Wang deported?

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

    Over under on chance the Rays score 30?

  • Lanny

    they are screwing up jonny alba like they did ohlendorf last yr. by making them long men which isnt their role.

    • Drew

      lol his first pitch was a home run. wat are you talking about

    • A.D.

      Well they might do that, they haven’t yet, last year they put Ohlendorf in that situation numerous times, tonight if the first time they have for Alby, but realistically he is just taking one for the team, because shit happens.

      • Lanny

        Alby has been the proverbial long man all season. They did that to Ohlendorf last yr and he never recovered. This is why you take a Tomko or an Aceves. To burn up these innings.

  • John

    yea thats right, keep wasting your quota of runs TB. I like the way Girardi thinks.

    • ceciguante

      swisher! i smell a comeback…

      • ceciguante

        sorry, meant to be a freestanding post-

  • Joey H
    • dkidd

      that game feels like 100 years ago

    • John

      well, these are the rays, not the devil rays.

      • Joey H

        And….

    • tim randle

      my point exactly…what jerk had the error in that game?

    • Drew

      BUT TEH ROIDS!!!1!!

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

    If The Yanks have any pride, they will drill BJ Upton right here.

    • Joey H

      NO! He’s on my fantasy team. Now that it’s all over I hope he rakes the rest of the game.

      • Drew

        priorities man..

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

    Idk if it was previously brought up…but we can’t make fun of Carl Pavano anymore…

    • jobaroolz

      I think it might have been Pavano masquerading as Wang…

      Pavano from last week – 1 IP 6H 9ER 3BB 1K
      Wang from tonight – 1IP 6H 8ER 3BB 1K

      How messed up is that?

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

    If The Yanks have any pride, they will drill Longoria right here.

  • Wolf Williams

    Is it okay to slam Wang on this board? Or are we going to get the ‘it’s ONLY seven games!!’ routine from all the people who think that the first 25-30 games don’t really count?

    Wang is a No. 5 starter so let’s make Joba the No. 4, but oh, wait…… the pussies who run baseball now have this stupid idea that he can’t throw more than 150 innings. I seem to remember Tom Seaver hurling something like 220+ innings when he was 22 or 23 years old….

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s his second fucking start. HIS SECOND FUCKING START. I don’t know where the hell 7 games came from but I’m pretty sure it’s his second start. People are jumping off a fucking cliff because of two bad starts. Seriously I’m going to jump off a damn cliff if I hear this again.

      • Wolf Williams

        Why jump off a cliff? Here’s a 9mm and a bullet. Do it the manly way….

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Manly way? You don’t feel a damn thing from a bullet shot to the head. More like pussy way in terms of suicide.

    • A.D.

      Just because it has been done, doesn’t mean it should be done.

    • Accent Shallow

      Any team on which Wang is a legit number 5 would win 120+ games.

      And if you were to start lifting weights, would you grab 50 lb dumbbells immediately? No, you start low and work your way up.

      • Wolf Williams

        Yeah, I forgot… Job didn’t start pitching or even throwing a baseball until he was what, 21 years old?

        • Accent Shallow

          You still don’t get it, do you? He’s barely made it over 100 innings in a year. Now he’s gonna double that? Christ.

    • Moshe Mandel

      In what world is a guy with multiple seasons of 19 wins and under 4 ERA’s in the best hitting division in the sport a % guy? In fact, I would struggle to find 10 guys in the AL with more consistent success than him since he entered the league.

      • Moshe Mandel

        That’s supposed to say 5 guy.

    • Joey H

      Well, the “pussies” are trying to save his arm so he can be an ace in the future. Gee, have I been gone that long? Like a LoHud Spillover.

  • Doctor J

    It’s nights like tonight that make yesterday’s loss so aggravating; It would be a lot easier to stomach this fromunda cheese performance if we were riding a 4 game winning streak

    • Wolf Williams

      Careful, Doc….. the ‘smart’ people here will tell you that yesterday’s loss didn’t really count. Better watch what you say or you’ll be called ‘unintelligent’ and a ‘not a baseball guy.’

      • tim randle

        EXACTLY.

        it was nowhere near as important as a win in september, which is why Mo didnt throw four outs. against kc.

        • Wolf Williams

          EVERY win is important. Why don’t we just start the season on August 1st and play 60 games? EVERY win counts, and when your manager tosses away winnmable games by using substandard talent, it matters, regardless of the date.

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

            We’ve given you NUMEROUS WELL THOUGHT OUT, INTELLIGENT REASONS as to why you don’t go to Mo there in that situation.

            You’ve given us nothing but Herm Edwards speeches about “playing to win the game”.

            Girardi’s job is not to win EVERY game. His job is to win enough of the 162 games on the schedule to get us into the playoffs, and then win once he’s there.

            The reason we consider ourselves the “smart” people around here is because we back up our contentions with reasoned arguments.

            Please show me how what Joe Girardi did yesterday with Mariano Rivera is a bad idea.

            • Ted

              Wins in April count as much as wins in September.

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

                True.

                Three games in April don’t count as much as 20 games in May, which is why Tex isn’t playing right now. We don’t want to expose him to short term risk and possibly trigger a long-term injury.

                That’s why Mo isn’t available for more than a single inning. Same rationale.

  • Dave M

    I guess I could always pay for mIlb.tv and watch the AAA game.

  • mustang

    “This one hurts with a very good Tampa Bay team and Scott Kazmir on tap tomorrow.”

    Like said Ben nailed it.

  • Accent Shallow

    Boy, do I love seeing Longoria fail.

  • Kyle

    Michael Kay is starting to piss me off. He cheers for the Rays more than the Yankees.

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

      Last year, Girardi liked the Rays more than he did that Yankee team. Can’t say I blamed him.

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

    Well we got a hit last inning. Maybe we’ll get a run this inning.

    • A.D.

      You might be onto something.

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

        THE SWISHER PICKER UPPER!!!!

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

          I’m still hoping that one will catch on.

  • Joey H

    Well for some comedic relief…. VIA LoHud Comments..

    Mr Yankees April 13th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    is this idiot 4 real i could throw more stricks then him nd am 14 years old unbelivable

    …. Don’t smoke when you’re pregnant ladies.. please.

  • Smitt Dog

    My dad used to say, “if you’re going to fuck up, fuck up going down in flames.”

    And when Dad got that plum job flying the Hinderberg, I knew he was gonna be alllllllll right.

    As long as the Yanks are going to lose this one, I’m in favor of em just letting it all hang out. Make it a crazy laugher, pitch BP for all I care, its just numbers. Ruin someones fantasy season, I don’t care.

  • http://thebaseballdiarist.wordpress.com Kaitlin B.

    Is it possible that Wang has just met his end as a statistical anomaly?

    He’s had slow starts before, but this outing is the least time he’s spent in a game since the 2.2 innings he threw against Toronto.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d disagree that he’s much of an anomaly; you can survive a low K rate with a solid groundball rate, which Wang has.

      Now, if his LD% keeps increasing, he may be in trouble. However, he’s been solid from ’06-08, with no signs of slowing down other than a fluke injury. I wouldn’t write him off just yet, especially since he hasn’t been able to locate so far this year.

    • pat

      If he was throwing the sinker and getting destroyed that would be one thing, he just can’t throw his pitches.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Eh…I wouldn’t say that quite yet.

      • Lanny

        The low K rate was going to catch up to him at some point.

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

          It’s two games.

          IT’S. TWO. GAMES.

          CC looked like shit last April. Down the stretch he was phenomenal.

  • Drew

    This game is fuckin up Swishas mojo

    • Drew

      haha maybe not!
      Go Yanks!

  • John

    God I hope we score only one run and TB keeps scoring. We need to save our runs for tomorrow while wasting their runs.

    • Drew

      LOL Nady swingin at flies

  • pat

    God do I wish Arod hit that.

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

    Nick Swisher alone my save this team.

    • tim randle

      i KNEW we should have kept this guy.

  • http://thebaseballdiarist.wordpress.com Kaitlin B.

    SWISH!

    There goes the shutout. At least they have a little bit of honor now.

  • John

    SWish!

  • The Evil Empire

    – 9

  • Smitt Dog

    Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years.

    Jorge says No!

    • tim randle

      listen to the Swish go BOOM!

      Here comes the monsoon…

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Here comes the rally!

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

    Way to kill the rally, X.

  • Joey H

    So much for a rally. Nady is useless.. HEH.

  • Drew

    Nady is TEH SUXOR

  • Accent Shallow

    Nady really is a GDP machine.

    • tim randle

      That’s a shot against Jeter!

  • pat

    Forgive me if this was posted in the previous thread but, dope espn article about how nomaas sponsors curt schiilings B-Ref page-

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4063696

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

      Just awesome. “I’m not even sure Beckett knows how to use a computer”. Great.

      • pat

        I know, I’m surprised they put that in the article. Awesomeness.

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

          1:RAB
          2:MLBTR
          3:noMaas
          4:iYankees

          • pat

            Seconded, Except more like
            1.RAB

            2.MLBTR
            3.NoMaas
            4.iyankees.

            • pat

              There was a much bigger gap when I typed it.

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

                Heh. Of course, RAB is far and away the best because of the commenting structure, material, and the regulars who are here all the time.

                Speaking of which, where are some of the people who used to come around all the time. I know DBHOF and Old Ranger have been missing but what about Ivan and Jay from CT?

                Been a long time.

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

                  I’m pretty sure Jay CT gave up on RAB after the issues we had in our fantasy baseball league.

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

                  That’s actually pretty hilarious.

                • pat

                  Hahahah thats funny. I remember Ivan saying a while ago he was having massive computer problems. I believe ranger left because of the shenanigans and tomfoolery.

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

                  I enjoyed this comment. Heh, tomfoolery.

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

        Yeah, just finished reading that.

        “More blisters than Ron Mexico” Hilarious.

  • Reggie C.

    just got home from work. wow. glad i decided to do OT hours.

    Wang fucked us on this one.

  • Smitt Dog

    I just know this headline will eventually be written:

    Weak Wang Requires Handy Joba in Eighth

  • Phrancis

    Sucky Ransom

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

    And that’s the game in one play.

  • Lanny

    I think this can end the Ransom Experiment.

    Just put Pena there and let him play for 3 weeks.

    • Joey H

      3 weeks? How about still next Monday then *THE HEAVENLY LIGHT* A-Rod can come back…

  • Klemy

    I don’t want Ransom sent to the minors, unless “the minors” is a chain of islands somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle with no way back.

  • desus

    Is there a record for spillover threads?

    • mg

      Ya, but it’s gotta be held by A’s Nation. They regularly get something crazy like 1,300 comments.

  • Phrancis

    WoooHoo!! Ransom caught a ball.

  • Joey H

    Mary my words. Johnny Alba is the next Mo Rivera.

    • Joey H

      Mark*

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

        I liked Mary better.

        MARY MY WORDS, BUBBY! THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN!

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

    Daniel Murphy is fucking awesome.

    • Joey H

      I especially love tehhh a way he plays tehh field.

  • Nate

    I hope that Albaladejo doesn’t get his arm abused – I don’t know if I’d look at him as a long reliever type – don’t we have Coke for this job?

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

      No no no, Coke had to pitch to BRAYAN FUCKING PENA yesterday.

  • Phrancis

    Wang is a Meek lamb. Not Gritty enough to be a Yankee.

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

    Haven’t done this in a while …

    The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

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

    I’ve had it with these slow starts.

    I WANT JOE TORRE FIRED THIS VERY MINUTE!!!!

    • desus

      They need to stop BSing and bring back Billy Martin.

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

        That would be kinda creepy.

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

    I’m really starting to dislike Cody Ransom as a human being.

  • Phrancis

    Wang is a Meek lamb. Not Gritty enough to be a Yankee. Gets kicked right in the Gutt if his sinker is not working. Seems like he’s not trying something different.

    • Mac

      This is humor, right?

    • tim randle

      he doesnt HAVE different…

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

      Did you really need to say that twice? No, so please stop and read out commenting guidelines.

      http://riveraveblues.com/river-ave-blues-commenting-guidelines/

      • pat

        THIS ISNT NAM PHRANCIS THERE ARE RULES HERE

        • Phrancis

          Just tryin to get my mind of this fuckin game..Bull shiting. take it easy.

          • pat

            Ever see the Big Lebowski?

      • Phrancis

        My bad. didn’t see it was up there already.

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

    Melky gets his boy home!

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

    …MElky Cabrera is 2-2.

    What fuckery is this?

    • tim randle

      2-2…are they still playing?

    • A.D.

      He never hits in the clutch

      • Nate

        Or maybe this could be a return of a hot streak that will have him become a decent 4th OF/fringe starter!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        IETC

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

      I love that word, “fuckery”. I really hope Amy Winehouse can get her shit together.

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

        Would you like to make a friendly wager on that one?

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

          Huh? I said “hope”.

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

    When David Eckstein has a multi-extra-base-hit game, you deserve to lose.

  • Quikksand

    This is absolutely terrible. The Yankees look LOST…., you could give them a map, and they still won’t know where they would be.

    • pat

      No tex, no arod. 2 runs on 5 hits in the 5th inning against one of the best pitchers in the league.
      Keep it in perspective bud.

      • tim randle

        …you could have just as easily been describing what i thought we’d be seeing on our side tonight :(

        • pat

          Sadface indeed Mr. Randle. Sadface indeed.

  • Tom Zig

    Good job, Albaladejo. There is no need for him to go four innings. Send out Coke again, let him regain some confidence.

  • Evan

    Mark my words. Pena starts at 3B tomorrow, he goes 2 for 5 with an RBI and a stolen base. Wednesday or Thursday, Ransom will be in AAA and Robertson will be in the bullpen.

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

    There’s really, imo, only one reason the Yankees lose today’s game and that’s because Wang was just flat out awful.

    It’s hard for a team to do something when their starter is responsible for what was it, 9 ER?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Isn’t it 5? I thought Albie gave up the GS.

      • Tom Zig

        3 of those ERs go to Wang because he put them on base. only one gets charged to Albie.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Oh yeah. My bad.

    • Evan

      In the bottom of the second without recording an out in the inning. Guy needs to get his shit together because there are 2 guys in AAA who are trying to knock down the door to get back up here. Fans are going to let them start to hear it during the home stand if this shit keeps up.

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

      That’s 100% true, but way too easy. We have another hour and a half of this bullshit, so we need to examine the manager, GM, pitching coach and bullpen coach. If for no other reason, to kill time.

  • Alex

    That was a good job by Yabadabadejo. Ate up a lot of innings.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Let’s hope his arm is still attached to his body by the end of the week.

    • Drew

      Too bad he gave up a salami and a solo. Maybe we woulda had a shot.

  • Moshe Mandel

    Gameday lists Edwar’s outpitch as “four seam.” That is the end of using that little gimmick.

    • Alex

      It’ll probably get better as the season gets later and there is a larger sample size.

    • Joey

      Weren’t those fancy premium features supposed to disappear yesterday? What happened to that, nobody wanted to pay for something almost completely useless to the average fan?

      • tim randle

        i resemble that remark

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

        I think those are sticking around until the 20th.

  • Alex

    HAHA Edwar “Johan Santana” Ramirez

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

    I can’t believe it’s still only the fifth inning!

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

      Yeah, it’s just one of those games. They’ll probably send Albaladejo down after the game and call up a reliever, either Jackson or Claggett.

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

        You think Claggett’s ready?

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

          He better be.

          • Moshe Mandel

            Do you think it will be Claggett over D-Rob bec ause it is likely to be temporary, and they dont want to have D-Rob on the Chris Britton shuttle?

        • tim randle

          you think wang’s ready?

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

        What about Robertson?

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

          He just threw 42 pitches in 3 innings today, so he won’t be available for tomorrow. Claggett and or Jackson will be.

    • tim randle

      how far off thread can we go here?

      funniest thing i’ve read today that didnt include the words:
      ‘so then the THIRD pirate sticks HIS head out of the hatch’

      Albaladejo for two = 3, Ramirez for one = 4 and then what? Everyone else pitched yesterday or is named Mo.

      Maybe Jeter can pitch an inning?

  • pat

    That kid was drilling those pitches.

    • Alex

      Give that kid a contract!

      • pat

        Heh, seriously, he was like 4 and clearly had a better swing than I do.

        • Alex

          could probably do better than Ransom rite now.

    • Drew

      that machine shoulda gave him some chin music.

  • Alex

    C’MONNNNN

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

    I hate Carl Crawford.

  • pat

    God, the fucking rays make us look so terrible in every aspect of the game. Harder better faster stronger

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

      They’re the Bionic Man.

      • tim randle

        or Kanye West.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Or the original artists of the song, Daft Punk.

          • tim randle

            no, cause they’re french. just like toronto.

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

    God damn athletic outfielders.

  • Jake H

    I wonder how many comments we can post tonight. I’ve checked out the minor league scores more then the Yanks score tonight.

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

    The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate.

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    Sometime around next thursday.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Damon would have probably hurt something trying to catch that ball.

  • Drew

    The New Era is HERE.

  • Moshe Mandel

    Just as an aside, Zach Greinke is awesomeness.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And he’s on my fantasy team. The only good thing tonight for me in baseball.

  • pat

    Well that certainly closes the door.

    • Moshe Mandel

      That was what closed the door? I’m pretty sure it was closed a long time ago.

      • pat

        The 12th run was the proverbial straw.

        • tim randle

          12 runs really isnt all that many…

          • pat

            …. in an arena football game

  • Drew

    Ramiro shoulda snagged that one.

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

    So is Pat the Bat going to annihilate the other NY team now that he’s out of the NL? What a jerk.

  • Drew

    Atleast we got Aj goin tomorrow

  • dc1874

    Someone call up Mike Mussina..I think he’s living in Florida nowadays…maybe he can fill in the rest of the series…

    • Alex

      nah he’s in Pennsylvania playing with his 70’s mustangs and corvettes.

  • Accent Shallow

    Edwar taking one for the team

  • http://www.yankees.com matt merc

    who thinks phil should take over for wang

    • Moshe Mandel

      Who thinks phil should take over for matt marc, who apparently writes for yankees.com?

    • pat

      no thanks.

      • http://www.yankees.com matt merc

        wang hasn’t thrown a decent game yet this entire spring he needs to be sent down to figure himself out cuz when hes bad he friggin sucks and immediately looses the game for us

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m as big a Hughes fan as anyone, but the only spot that he’ll be taking is Joba’s, assuming no one gets hurt.

    • Moose Man

      HERE. HERE!

      Get Wanger outta there. I can’t stand him anymore – any pitcher who can only rely on ONE pitch doesnt belong in our pitching staff. Period.

      He is absolutely killing our bullpen and its only week 1. Get him outta there and give Hughes a shot. Wang has no future on this team and Hughes obviously does. I find it startling that GM’s could actually have faith in guys who can only throw sinker balls – ever start is literally a roll of the dice.

      The only justice is that Pena’s GS will be charged to Wang’s ERA, where it belongs.

      p.s what the fuck was Cashman and/or Girardi thinking not carrying a long reliever on this team???

      • steve (different one)

        where is Mondesi to call the “this place is turning into LoHud” meme a strawman?

      • Moshe Mandel

        Wow. Your foresight is spectacular. Lets give up on a guy who was 46-15 with a 3.74 ERA over the last three years in order to insert a guy who couldnt get a win last season, due to two bad starts. I am stupider for having wasted my time reading your comment.

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

        “–any pitcher who can only rely on ONE pitch doesnt [sic] belong in our pitching staff. Period.”

        Ok. So I guess you hate Mariano Rivera as well???

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

        Oh knock it off. If Wang had two bad outings back to back in June or July, you wouldn’t give a shit. But because it happened early in the year, ZOMG teh Wang SUXXX11!!

        • steve (different one)

          no Mike, he has no future. Moose Man has spoken.

    • steve (different one)

      i’m not sure. dropping Wang from the rotation might not be severe enough.

  • Accent Shallow

    We may see some massive bullpen shuffling tomorrow. Albaladejo is almost certainly gone, and after 50 pitches, Edwar may be too.

    Not to mention whoever is pitching innings 7-8-9.

    Who’s coming up? Jackson? Claggett?

    • tim randle

      CC pitches 7-8-9. i mean…why not?

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

        Plenty of reasons why. Number one being the 7.2 innings he threw 48 hours ago.

    • A.D.

      I would guess Jackson and Claggett. Shame they used D-Rob for 3 today, they’d probably prefer to use up his option since they’ll probably call him up regardless later this year

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        What do you mean by use up his option? They have essentially already used his option by having him on the 40-man, haven;t they? You get option years, not “options.”

  • http://www.yankees.com matt merc

    moshe what does that mean

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      It means that bolding your name by putting the yankees.com URL in the URL box is a little bit silly.

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

    OMG, Tony!

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

    Wow, seven seasons in and 24 still delivers the surprising twists.

    • Will (the other one)

      I…did NOT see that coming.

      But can we get an “amen” for Kim Bauer??

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

        Eh, I don’t find anything spectacular about that chick. That long hair does her an injustice, by the way.

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

        I heart Elisha Cuthbert. I melted in my seat watching The Girl Next Door. So freaking gorgeous.

        • steve (different one)

          i hope you cleaned up.

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

    Chloe is awkwardly hot.

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

      I still remember when she was the blind chick in Road Trip.

  • dc1874

    Just remember…every team wins 50 games..and every team loses 50….Yanks have 46 of these left…

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

    Heh, how awesome would it be if Duaner Sanchez pitches a perfect eight here for the Friars?

    • A.D.

      itd be pretty sweet.

      • A.D.

        and complete

  • Alex

    why would he throw him a cut-fastball instead of another big curve. Ransom hasn’t hit one yet.

  • A.D.

    Ransom awakes.

  • Accent Shallow

    What’s higher at the end of the year: A-Rod’s BA, or Ransom’s SLG?

  • pat

    Wow listen to these cocky f*ckholes with their Yankees Suck chant. Ray fans are such new money trash.

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

    Duaner Sanchez to the Mets: “… Pendejo”.

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

      Tenga cuidado. Puedo entenderte :-P

      • pat

        hay muchos gringos aqui que entienden.

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

          y latinos tambien*

          *I hate not being able to do accents online.

          • pat

            Yea I hear you, me molestan mucho.

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

      IETC

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

    Holy fuck Phil Coke why couldn’t you get that pop up yesterday?

    • UWS

      It just wasn’t meant to be, hun. It happens.

  • Accent Shallow

    Sure, Phil Coke can get one out in this game.

    • steve (different one)

      come on, the Rays are no KC Royals.

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

    Heh, Jacoby Ellsbury was benched tonight because Dallas fucking Braden is on the mound. MVP candidate, right, Peter Gammons?

  • steve (different one)

    if our own team wasnt getting so brutally beaten, now would be a good time to mention that Lowrie is going on the DL and the Sox are calling up Gil Velazquez from AAA.

    • Drew

      why he dl’d?

      • steve (different one)

        wrist

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

    Heh, Joe Girardi looks like he’s going to fuck some shit up.

  • Zack

    nice play guys, never seen 4 infielders try to get the same ball with 2 guys on base

    • Zack

      with 1 guy on base

  • pat

    Thank god for DoF

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

    Cody Ransom should pitch the 8th. Seriously.

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

    Nick Hundley just pwned that fan. “$13,000 for this seat and I get put in a headlock by the catcher? Awesome!”

  • Drew

    This boy Coke got a glass jaw.

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

      But why did they resign Marte? They have Coke!!!

      /every Lohudder this winter

      • steve (different one)

        and more than a few at RAB.

        you do the Friday chats, how many times were you asked that?

  • UWS

    Mets get pwned by two former Mets. Awesome.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Did you hear the Eckstein suck fest in the 8th? My god it was incredible. If the dude were taller, he’d be any other below average player.

  • Nate

    Ugh. This is disappointing. Please let this game be mercifully over soon.

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

    I really enjoyed watching Duaner Sanchez and Heath Bell close out the first game in CitiField. Karma, bitches.

    • Reggie C.

      sure takes the sting out of Wang’s 1 inning abomination.

  • Wolf Williams

    When is it appropriate to start using the Coke Zero nickname for this loser?

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

    Heh, so Duaner Sanchez and Heath Bell come into Citi Field and does what the Mets paid $37M (K-Rod) and a handful of players (JJ Putz) for.

  • YankeeJosh

    Just think how much better it would be for the team if we had Joba to pitch the 8th for us tonight!

    At least it’s just one loss, and certainly less painful than yesterday’s game.

  • pat

    Swisher is just a obp padder.

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

    Nick Swisher … never say die. Work that walk baby.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Nick Swisher is the reason I wake up in the morning.

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

    Cool, so we get to test Joe’s theory again tomorrow.

  • Quikksand

    10 more runs YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Holy shit, this is awesome.

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

    If Swisher gets hurt, I will personally strangle Girardi.

    • YankeeJosh

      I’m thinking the same thing Mike. Last thing you want to do is hurt his arm or shoulder.

    • Elle

      And I will kick him.

  • pat

    holy fucking shit

  • Raf

    this has just reached levels of embarassment that shouldn’t be approached

  • Jimmy

    Nick Swisher is teh awesomest!

  • UWS

    I never thought I’d see this.

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

    So, ESPN’s favorite to win the Cy Young over Doc Halladay and CC Sabathia, Jon Lester, is getting hit around… again.

    • Jimmy

      and this person is….?

  • Ahinds

    side arm!

  • Eirias

    Nick Swisher’s out pitch is listed as “Changeup.”

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

    Hah, he struck someone out! Awesome.

    • Raf

      Mike can you do the pitch f/x stuff for Swisher lol

  • Jonathan

    I offically dont care about the loss now that nick swisher struck out a ray

  • UWS

    I will laugh if Swisher throws a scoreless inning.

  • Tony

    Joe must go

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Yes, that Joe. Starting Wang when Swisher is clearly the better pitcher.

  • Raf

    he needs to stop with the sidearm stuff. just get the ball over and dont hurt yourself

  • Reggie C.

    Swisher > Wang

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

      Meh, that was probably true before tonight.

      This is just gravy, baby!

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

    So who’s at first?

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

      Ah, it’s Posada. Molina’s catching.

  • YankeeJosh

    I think we’ve found our new 8th inning set-up guy!

  • Smitt Dog

    I always hated Nick Swisher, but I’m starting to come around on this dirtbag. He’s a little bit of the anti-Yankee, which is moving from annoying to at least interesting.

    • pat

      You’re a dirtbag.

  • Eirias

    He’s mixing 77 mph Changeups with 78 mph Fastballs.

    • Zack

      haha

  • tarik

    omfg SWISHER FOR MVP AND CY YOUNG

    • Jimmy

      AMEN!

  • Yankeegirl49

    How crappy must Kapler feel right now?

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

    Hah, best hitter and best pitcher of the night.

  • zzzzzz

    SWISHER=GOD

    hahahahaha, ah man.

  • BigBlueAL

    Swisher should start Saturday for Wang.

  • Eirias

    That made my night. It wasn’t hard, but still.

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

    Jason Bay was supposed to bring the Red Sox together with his white… err, grittiness, wasn’t he?

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

      Jason Bay should consider growing dreadlocks.

  • UWS

    This was awesome.

  • Reggie C.

    I wonder if Swisher is the first position player to homer and strike out an opponent in the SAME GAME.

    • Smitt Dog

      Babe Ruth says hi

      • Reggie C.

        there are a slew of better baseball researchers on this site than me. I wonder how short the list actually is?

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

        Babe Ruth says hi

        I don’t think Ruth was defined as a “position player” during those games where he pitched and hit homers.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Ruth never had a game where he entered the game as a position player and subsequently pitched, thus recording both a strikeout and a homer as a position player.

        I’d give it 50%-50% odds.

    • steve (different one)

      i looked up Boggs, O’Neill, and Canseco for you. that’s all i could think of. no HRs.

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

    I think we found a new 8th inning guy.

  • Lanny

    Wang should take pitching lessons from Swish.

    I cant wait to hear how Wang has figured out his mechanics and his arm slot and etc etc etc.

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

      I can’t wait for you to have a single insightful comment about something.

      Other than reminding us that you can’t make lemonade with lemons, of course.

  • Swisher’s Evil Empire

    Changed my name

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

    Swisher = Babe Ruth

  • Rafael

    Swisher, the only Yankee pitcher today that dont gave a Run

    how about that?

    i’m smilling to not cry!

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

    Jon Lester shitting the bed is capping this night on a high note.

  • Tom Zig

    Swisher is now my favorite player.

  • Elle

    How anyone can not love baseball after watching something like this, I do not understand.

    ♥ Nick Swisher.

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

    Now they need to score 11 runs to get Swish the win.

  • southernyankeefan

    this game is comical

  • Reggie C.

    Lester’s given up 5 runs in 1.2 innings. Go Athletics!

  • BigBlueAL

    OMG I just read that Isiah Thomas might become head coach at FIU (Sun Belt school here in Miami, Mike Lowell’s alma mater). I went there for a year or 2, or 5, but anyway if he gets hired Im going to a game and for sure will get kicked out by security because of all the shit I will yell at him for ruining my Knicks.

    BTW good thing I had a game to ump tonight and didnt have to watch much of this game.

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

      My homie texted that news to me. My reply:

      There’s lots of scantily clad coeds for him to sexually harass down there. It’s a dream job.

      • BigBlueAL

        You aint kidding. Part of the problem for me was actually going to class, it was a blast just to find a bench and just sit there enjoying the view.

        Im serious though, if he is hired I have to go to a game and heckle the shit out of him.

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

          Hurl some ignorant profanities on my behalf, please.

  • Omar Little

    i wonder if the “Joba to the bullpen” crowd will demand that Swisher be moved out of the lineup so he can pitch the 8th now…

  • Lanny

    Girardi wont last til June. If this team is 20-20 hes a goner.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      So has a positive thought ever entered your brain?

    • steve (different one)

      BOLANNYGRANT!!

    • BigBlueAL

      If the Boss was still running the team maybe, but no way he gets fired during the season, he is Cashman’s hire. Plus c’mon I am not a big fan of Girardi at all but it is stil waaaay to early, let Arod come back and see where they are at by June then we could start maybe calling for his head.

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

      You said earlier today that IPK would never pitch a game in pinstripes, and I said I’d make a wager with you on it.

      I will also make a wager with you on this. Joe Girardi will not be fired 40 games into the season, nor will we go 20-20 in the first 40 games of the season.

      Three bets. Put your money where your mouth is, Negative Nancy.

    • pat

      It’s clearly girardi’s fault the starter only pitched one inning.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Nick Swisher is the GREATEST Yankee E-V-E-R.

    • steve (different one)

      that was f’ing awesome.

  • Brandon P.

    I couldn’t watch and just saw on gameday that Swisher was pitching…why?

    • pat

      Um our team sucks.

      • Drew

        ietc

  • Bryan

    Where can i get a video of swisher pitching?!

  • Tom Zig

    Well the Mets lost their home opener…

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

      On a freaking balk.

      Only the Mets.

      • Tom Zig

        Did anyone see the highlight of the Mets pitcher falling off the mound?

  • VO

    Today Nick Swisher pitched better than
    Jon Lester
    Chien-Ming Wang
    Koji Uehara

    CY-YOUNG ANYONE?