• A.D.

    someone is warming for the yanks?

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

      Yeah, Tex.

      • A.D.

        ahhh i thought it was in the ‘pen

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

    Show me something, Nady.

  • Drew

    Cmon X man

  • Reggie C.

    C’mon Nady. Pull a Swish!

  • Drew

    Shocker

  • BigBlueAL

    Nady vs RHP = BENCH!!!!

    • Drew

      Nady= bench. heh j/k

      • Klemy

        For what it’s worth, Swish is making his case for wanting the job…

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

    Someone in the last thread mentioned the iPhone MLB app… I agree, it’s pretty awesome. Well worth the money.

    • A.D.

      The also have something similar for BBeryy

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

      Really? Well worth 10 freaking bucks?

      Seriously?

      (I know I sound like a cheapskate and all, but I’ve put a bunch of apps on my phone and they’re all free. It’s the principle of the matter.)

      • A.D.

        Figure all the audio costs 15 for the computer, its 5 bucks cheaper

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

          That would make it 5 bucks cheaper than something else I’m never going to buy.

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

        dude, I hear you… i’m not big on buying apps at all, but the MLB app is pretty great. if you’re going to be somewhere where you can’t watch on tv or be near a computer, it’ll come in REALLY handy. it gives all sorts of real-time game info, which is really accurate so far, as well as videos, pitch info, fielding info… it’s great. For ten bucks I get to have an app in my pocket that let’s me keep track of every other game really well while i’m sitting in the Stadium all summer? sign me up. probably great for people with long commutes, too.

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

          PS: i forgot… live radio broadcasts of EVERY game. it’s awesome.

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

            pps: both home and away radio broadcasts for each game, you can choose.

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

          Perhaps.

          My sad reality: 90% of the time that I’m not in front of the computer or a TV, I’m somewhere with my wife. She’d be none too keen on me taking more time away from her to watch live MLB action on my cellphone.

          (Wait, my wife is freaking sexy as hell and pretty awesome otherwise as well. That’s not a sad reality, that’s a glad reality. Nevermind.)

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

            yeah I hear you. like I said, if you have reason to be somewhere, with interest in keeping track of games but not opportunity, this app looks to be pretty irreplaceable. otherwise, buy a 6-pack instead.

      • Alex S

        by the way i get all of my apps for free……jailbreak

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

          you’re a legend.

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

          As the son of two lawyers, a word of advice:

          Out of respect for Ben and the other lawyers or lawyers to be around here, try not to talk about any illegal activities you may be engaging in so as not to put them in a sticky ethical situation.

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

            appreciated, but i don’t think anyone’s going before the ethics board because a random internet commenter says he gets iPhone apps for free.

            (watch me get disbarred now.)

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

              I’m not taking it all the way to that level, I’m just saying, it’s sort of a courtesy amongst friends.

              Don’t do illegal shit in front of your lawyer friends, to avoid any ethical dilemmas.

              It’s similar to the discussions earlier this year about using the Slingbox to illegally rebroadcast the games and junk. Best to not even go down that road.

              • steve (different one)

                this argument would carry more weight if, you know, one of the site owners wasn’t always talking about weed…

                • usty

                  IETC.

                • radnom

                  I killed a man and buried the body at
                  lat: -43.235
                  long: 25.341

    • Expired Milk

      Cough*jailbreak*cough*

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

        I’m too dumb to do that to my iPod.

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

        I <3 Swisher

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

        Michael Kay:

        He’s arguably the best closer in baseball

        Arguably?

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

        I accidentaly posted this as a reply.
        Michael Kay:

        He’s arguably the best closer in baseball

        Arguably?

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

          WTF, why do all of my comments go as a reply?

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

    I smell a big Cano hit in our immediate future.

  • Drew

    CANOli

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

    Cano is en fuego this April.

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    Wouldn’t it be cool if Gameday showed you who was warming up in the bullpen?

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

    Heh, things you’d never thought you see: Robbie Cano with a .170 IsoD (prior to that hit).

  • Drew

    i <3 SWISHA

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

    Nick Swisher AB’s are so damn fun to watch.

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

      Seeing him record a run-scoring hit is that much better.

  • Drew

    How effing good is this guy! Start him Joe!

  • Mister Delaware

    If Swisher isn’t in the lineup tomorrow …

  • BigBlueAL

    Swisher!!! I hope Girardi is paying attention….

  • Reggie C.

    Swish is schooling Nady right now. Get that man guaranteed at-bats!

  • Corey

    in play, run(s)!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    That’s how to take the starting RF job!

    • AJ

      Couldn’t agree more. Not only is he doing it at the plate, but I’d have to say he has a slight edge in fielding. I have no idea why Nady has that cleanup spot today. It should have went to Swisher.

      Now let’s see if Ransom can get a big base knock.

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

        Couldn’t agree more. Not only is he doing it at the plate, but I’d have to say he has a slight pretty freaking large, Grand Canyon-esque edge in fielding.

        Fixed.

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

    Nick “Full Count” Swisher comes through again.

  • Yankees < …………

    My turn,my turn….Swisher > Nady.

  • Reggie C.

    Susan Waldmans’ favorite reference: “chicken little”

  • B.George

    NICK THE STICK!!!

  • desus

    Swisher is gonna test positive for Grit. I read it in a Dominican Newspaper

  • Drew

    Cmon!!! earn that grit badge!

  • Yankees < …………

    Grit? I had grits in the south and they are an aquired taste.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    This has been a very gritty inning, Grit better be part of all that grit.

  • Reggie C.

    Sterling: “Ponson pitching tomorrow. Joe G. should sub Nady for Swisher. Load up on lefties.”

    The man is not totally clueless.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      As much as I dislike him, he does have his moments.

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

    FAIL.

  • Drew

    I <3 Bass

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    He gritted all over that ball, hence the wild throw!

    • A.D.

      He makes things happen!!!!!!

  • AJ

    I was yelling at Gardner until Bass messed that one up – way to go O’s. A nice little two-run error. Can we credit Bass with two RBIs?

  • Will (the other one)

    Anybody else using MLB.com Gameday to follow right now? Its current wisdom on Gardner: “Loves to face: Changeup. Hates to face: Changeup.”

    Here’s to you, Twilight Zone Gardner.

    • Corey

      i’d imagine that thing is dynamic, and works off results…might just so happen that most of gardners hits have come off the change up and most of his outs came off the change up…it’ll change when theres more data

      • southeryankeefan

        Mike if you have the time what about one of those graphs for mo??

  • B.George

    No Way Nady scores on the pathetic excuse of a throw by Bass.

  • Reggie C.

    Anybody else think Burnett is done after 5?

  • Tony

    Bretty G gets things done. He made that all happen. Never go, Brett. Never go.

  • steve (different one)

    the grittiness was the only thing preventing a rally killing 1-2-3 DP!!!!

  • Drew

    ahahaha

  • LC

    GRIT!

  • BigBlueAL

    Clutch hit for Molina!!

  • B.George

    Theres a real puss line to right!!

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

    I like baseball; this is fun.

  • Reggie C.

    Okay guys! Lets pile it on!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Mo bless Ransom and Gardner and Brett’s clutch.

    :D

  • Tony

    Oh my goodness… they look like a real baseball team. THEY LOOK LIKE A REAL BASEBALL TEAM.

    I’m going to miss the Beer League/99-03 Red Sox style of play.

  • YankeeScribe

    The Orioles still have HORRIBLE relief pitching…

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

    Okay, for those of us not watching, but merely following on ESPN GameCast, you’re going to have to elucidate us on what just happened.

    All I got is “Garnder safe at second on throwing error by pitcher Bass, Cano and Swisher scored, Ransom to third.

    Was that a squeeze bunt with a wild throw to first induced by Gardner hustling down the line?

    • BigBlueAL

      Nope. A tapper back to the mound, pitcher made a bad throw home.

      • Klemy

        Which pretty much sums up the rest of the at bats too. ZING

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

      Gardner hit a chopper to the pitcher, Bass; Bass threw the ball over the glove of the catcher, Moeller; runners advanced as the ball went to the backstop.

    • Drew

      Brett hit a week chop to pitcher. Pithcer threw home and Moehler couldnt catch the wide throw.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      All the Gardner shit was sarcasm. We kid because we care…

    • steve (different one)

      no, it was an unforced error. should have been a DP. Yanks got lucky.

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

    Nostalgia.

  • Drew

    Jeter <3’s gidp

  • LC

    there’s the captain we know and love

  • BigBlueAL

    The 1st of many this season…

  • jb

    As long as nothing catastrophic happens looks like the O’Neill Corrolary will be further proved.

    • jsbrendog

      ?

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

      I like Hofstadter’s Law better than O’Neill’s Corrolary:

      It always takes longer than you think, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

      • tim randle

        more ?.

  • AJ

    I’m hoping Burnett can have a quick little inning here. Sit them down, keep the momentum going the Yankees way and hand the game off to the bullpen.

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

    This ump is a jackass.

    • AJ

      Gotta agree. That was a strike if I ever saw one.

      Alright, let’s see if Phil Coke can keep the O’s in the park today.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn Burnett is done. No quality starts yet for the Yankees starters so far this season.

    • Drew

      What are you looking for a negative! cmon man.

      • BigBlueAL

        Sorry.

  • steve (different one)

    crack analysis from Abraham:

    UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: Ross Ohlendorf pitched a gem today for the Pirates. Six shutout innings so far. It was a good trade at the time but he’ll be the guy they regret losing, not Tabata.

    • Klemy

      I will never miss Ohlendorf.

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

        I’ll miss him.

        Naw, not really.

    • LC

      small sample size! check the scouting reports next time Pete

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

      Peter Abraham said that the Yankees are better off without Alex Rodriguez, and that the team is more likely to win a championship without said three-time MVP. That’s all I need to know about his “opinions” on anything baseball.

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

        I agree but that’s unnecessarily harsh. pete abe has his foibles, but it’s not fair to absolutely kill the guy because he’s wrong about something. I’m sure you’ve been wrong in the past (cough ed hardy shirts cough cough), but i still think you’re quite clever.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Umm sure…..if by that he means losing a 5th starter making the league minimum.

      • steve (different one)

        didn’t Karstens pitch two “gems” last year for the Pirates before he remembered he’s Jeff Karstens?

        • A.D.

          Darrel Rasner pitched some gems last year, before he came back down to earth

        • andrew

          Karstens was pretty darn close to a perfect game last year.

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

    Ooooh, Cokefiend.

    Big bounceback time here. Let’s go.

  • Axl

    Who does everybody want to win…Sox or Rays?? Who finishes better? I still want the Rays in that game..the Sox are coming back though…

    • BigBlueAL

      Double Forfeit.

      • Drew

        HOLY CANOli

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

      I’ll take the meteor.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice job Coke. Now hopefully Girardi doesnt leave him in for another 2 innings and wait for him to give up a HR to take him out….

    • steve (different one)

      not trying to pick on you, but if you give up a HR to Cesar Izturis, it’s not the manager’s fault.

      just sayin’…

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

        True.

        Although, he may have been complaining more about the general theme of the bad precedent established from MarteGate from 2008 and not specifically about Opening Day 2009.

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    i’ll have a coke and a smile

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

    Hot damn, Phil Coke is awesome.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I think Coke is the real thing.

      DUCWIDT?

      Coke….Real Thing…old marketing phrase……….Bueller?

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

        Meh.

  • Drew

    “A nastsy deuce” cmon Kay

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

    Xavier Nady and Nick Swisher: Dueling Banjos

  • Mister Delaware

    That was beautiful.

  • KW

    Whaddya know?

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

    Oh, Cano, you are fucking awesome.

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

      RAB faithful, please don’t let this go to waste: http://tinyurl.com/dyjb76

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

        Varitek. Change we can believe in.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        That could be, and I’m not saying this just because its affliated with the Red Sox, the GAYEST thing that I have ever seen.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    DAMN!

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      That’s some hittin for Cano!

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

    F*CK and YES.

  • Alex S

    i am so not regretting drafting cano…..

  • BigBlueAL

    Cano = All-Star

  • Dan

    atta be robi

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

    POSIEDON, LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEE! WOAH-OH!!!

    • Drew

      Swishers ridin dolphin, doin flips and shit.

      • Alex S

        HE’S ON A BOAT!!!

        • Kevin Garnett

          ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    I’ve been in class since 12:30 but…NICK SWISHER, BABY! WOO!

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

    Seemingly counterintuitive (but not) reason #1 why I like Swisher more than Nady:

    Swisher makes productive outs.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Swisher has seen 28 pitches in his 4 at bats (8-7-6-7). That’s ridiculous.

  • futhermuckers

    ROBBYYY!!!!!!

  • Drew

    Nasty Slide.

  • Drew

    Mo might be coming in later he needs some work.

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

    First Coke, now Veras. I’m telling you, I love how interchangeably good our relievers are at racking up strikeouts.

    They’re like the Imperial Stormtroopers.

    • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

      or fracking centurions!

      • LC

        BSG!

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

          Those jokes

          ———

          my head

          (I’ll just take your word for it that they’re hilarious.)

  • Drew

    Veras ahead in the count = Money.

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    veras is dealing

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

    Whoops, didn’t mean to post this as a reply: http://tinyurl.com/dyjb76

    • Drew

      Wow.

    • Bryan

      Yea, right. Some captain…

    • Will (the other one)

      Did it make you grit yourself too, or was I the only one?

    • Drew

      I hope we get to see A-rod get him in a headlock once more..

  • Alex S

    way to earn that AB melky

  • Chip

    So yeah that was a shitty pinch hitting appearance by Melky but I think we just got Jeter out for the defensive Pena while ahead late in a game. Hope to see this more later in the season :D

    • Rob in CT

      When I see that happening in a game up at Fenway, bottom of the 9th, Yanks up by 1, I’ll believe (that Girardi has giant balls of steel).

  • Alex S

    that guy that caught swisher’s HR was like “what”

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

    Girardi lifts Jeter to pinch hit Melky. He’s got balls. Beautiful.

    And then, we get the defensive replacement in Peña, all under the guise of giving the youngsters some run. Brilliant.

  • Drew

    Oh k. k. k.

    • Drew

      shit that came out wrong.

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

        Heh.

        LIVE, FROM THE APOLLO THEATER IN HARLEM, IT’S

        KRUSTY’S
        KOMEDY
        KLASSICS!!!

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

    Coke-Marte-Bruney:

    8 batters faced, 8 batters retired, 5 strikeouts.

    Someone put Wallace Matthews on suicide watch… I think we may end up being okay in the 8th inning after all.

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

    Ramiro Pena > Elvis Andrus.

    • Will (the other one)

      Pena = Cooperstown.

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

      Wait right there, lemme go get Winston Wolf, he’s got something to tell you.

      • Will (the other one)

        You’ve got a corpse in a car?

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    funny moment in the dodgers game: clayton kershaw on third, manny at the plate, third base ump calls time to advise clayton to take his lead in foul territory so he won’t be killed by a line drive

  • jsbrendog

    i dont get it, espn gamecast says pena s hitting….how is that possible? shouldnt it be damon?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Melky hit for Jeter, Pena replaced Damon. It acted like a double-switch.

  • jsbrendog

    double switch? so you can switch their spots in the lineup?

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

      Yes and no.

      Peña replaced Damon, Melky replaced Jeter. You’re not “switching their spots in the lineup”, just flipping who plays what position.

      • jsbrendog

        weird. ok thank you all. this gamecast gives absolutly no info

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

          Actually, I’m watching on GameCast too and I caught it. They said”

          M Cabrera in leftfield.
          R Pena at shortstop.
          Bruney relieved J Veras.

          That, plus the fact that the old SS was the last out of the previous inning and the old LF was the first batter due up next inning should tell you all you need to know. Classic doubleswitch.

          jsb fail.

    • mko

      Melky takes Jeter’s spot, Pena takes Damon’s spot. Everything totally normal…

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

    Heh, only Mike Francesa can praise Bronson Arroyo after today’s outing.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      if he doesnt say it, nobody will.

  • El Generalissimo

    Cano is clearly amazing, and I guess our bullpen aint so bad after all.

    • mko

      Did you sleep last season? Our bullpen is great.

      • El Generalissimo

        Do you not understand sarcasm?

  • Quikksand

    11-2 Yankees

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

    Nick Swisher: Not Xavier Nady.

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

    Oh boy… Swisher’s looking prettay, prettay good.

  • Rich

    Start. Him.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Swisher trying to take a stranglehold on the starting RF job eh?

  • Quikksand

    Markakis ends the inning

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    what’s the record for pitches seen in a game?

  • steve (different one)

    if Swisher is really going to be 2006-2007 Swisher, this team is going to be awesome.

    • LC

      Cashman would look like such a genius

      Betemit and Marquez for 2006-2007 Swisher

    • mustang

      Agree

  • jonathan

    EVERYONE CHECK OUT THE PITCHING LINE ON CARL PAVANO!!! HERES ALITTLE TASTE: 1IP, 9R, 9ER.

    • mustang

      Are you kidding?

      • mustang

        your not kidding.
        LMAO

      • andrew

        Far from it. Atleast he completed the whole first inning without getting hurt… YAY CLEVELAND!

    • Joey

      Better late than never?

  • mustang

    I was wondering how many times of one game would I see the Swisher for Nady thing come up?

    Yes about 300 times that what I figure it’s going to be a long year.

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

      Long in a good way.

      (That’s what SHE said!)

      • mustang

        Agree I can deal with it if they both hit advantage YANKEES.

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

          Me too.

          (But, to be perfectly frank, I can deal with it if only one of them hits. It’s not what either of us want, but it’s the truth, isn’t it?)

          • mustang

            Yes. I’m still pulling for Nady but I must admit Swisher is growing on me fast. Nothing to do with today although it didn’t hurt, but I like his energy. He brings a different favor to the team that adds something to the, can say the word, chemistry.

  • cuponoodles

    I’ll take Nick Swisher and his 5 RBI day anytime…

    • mustang

      I second that…I just wanted a W

  • A.D.

    Kyle Davies tossed a gem today

  • http://dylankidd@earthlink.net dkidd

    from here on = 1998 after the 1-4 start

  • A.D.

    Well Swisher only had a 5 RBI game once last season, and only recorded 3 hits in a game twice, and only had a double and a HR in the same game 3 times (none of which were a 3 hit game).

    Net in net much better start this year

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

    Anyone know what happened with Mike Lowell?

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

      Never mind, just pinch-ran for.

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

      Lifted for a pinch runner in the bottom of the ninth.

      Okajima now has walked the bases loaded. When the Sox lose this game, it will be because they failed to do three crucial things:

      Work. Fight. Sacrifice.

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

        Bottom of the eighth, my bad.

        • A.D.

          up the fearless leader went deep.

          ****TB Pen Meltdown Alert***

  • cuponoodles

    Did anyone catch Dotel’s outing?

    6 Ks in 2 innings pitched. Fuego!

    • A.D.

      Damn, his first outing was 1 inning 3Ks

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

        Should of kept him.

        • whozat

          It’s kid of a pet-peeve of mine, but what you’re trying to say is “should’ve”, a shortening of “should have”

          I try pretty hard not to be pedantic on message boards, but you’re a good guy and I like talking to you, and this is just one of those things that bugs me :-)

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Thank you for saying this so I didn’t have to. I hate the “should of” mistake.

            • JJ

              OMG, he also put a period at the end of it even though it’s not a sentence. How does he sleep at night?

  • The Evil Empire

    Let the games begin!

  • The Evil Empire

    DAMMIT 2 HR already for Jason!? WTF

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

    Why is Troy Percival pitching important innings for a contender?

    • A.D.

      Until the Rays panic and put Wade Davis in the pen

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

    Troy Percival’s GameCast picture makes him look like the creepy guy up the block your parents told you to avoid.

  • steve (different one)

    how is it possible that the Red Sox and Yankees have the same record?

    • mustang

      Because they are only three games in, but don’t tell the Mets fans that they think they are one win from the World Series.

  • SS

    I think Cano saw Pedroia “win” his MVP, and decided that he’d show the douchebag up. He certainly had a good series. Let’s hope he can keep up the momentum.

    • JJ

      While I’m happy to see Cano doing well, couldn’t he at least look like he cares?

      • steve (different one)

        is this a serious comment?