Game 23: April showers bring May wins

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Game 23 Spillover Thread

WTF Tex?We all knew Mark Teixeira wasn’t going to set the world on fire in April, but I don’t think we expected this. Tex is hitting just .200-.367-.371 and heard a nice chorus of boos last night after grounding into a rally killing double play and striking out looking with the bases juiced and two outs. He has just one extra base hit in his last 51 plate appearances, and that was last night’s double. Luckily Tex hasn’t been a total drain on the offense because of his 17 walks (third in the AL), although the Yanks aren’t shelling out $20M this season for something Marco Scutaro can do.

Now that the calendar has rolled over to May, it’s time for Tex to start heating up and being the player everyone knows he can be. I’m not asking for .350-.450-.650, but .280-.370-.530 (roughly his career line) would be nice. The Yanks have scored the fourth most runs in baseball this year; just imagine what it’ll be like once Tex starts hitting and A-Rod comes back.

The lineup:

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Matsui, DH
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Swisher, RF
Melky, CF
Pena, 3B

And on the mound, the Crazy Boring Old Texan, Andy Pettitte.

Photo Credit: Reuters Pictures

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Game 23 Spillover Thread
  • radnom

    KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE

  • Drew

    Kay spent 20 minutes today with a beat writer talking about how Alex is a “jerk.” How can we take him seriously with stuff like this being said by him and his contributors? IS it me, or is it completely out of line for him to be talking about one of our players like this?

    • whozat

      “IS it me, or is it completely out of line for him to be talking about one of our players like this?”

      Why? He’s entitled to his opinion, and he can air it on his ESPN show all he wants. Just because you pay someone doesn’t mean you own him; he can say whatever he wants about any Yankee when he’s not on YES. It can impact your feelings about his credibility when he says things about ARod in other contexts, though. Kay clearly dislikes ARod, so it seems possible that there will be a negative bias in Kay’s reporting on ARod-centric stories. You’d like him to be enough of a professional that that doesn’t come through, and maybe that’ll be so, but I don’t really believe it.

      • Drew

        Right, that’s my point, perhaps his ESPN gig is overlapping into his YES gig. While commentators that call games for ESPN, FOX and other outlets are “supposed” to be objective, YES is a different story. We as Yankee fans want a guy that isn’t routing for another team or rooting against one of our players. If he think the guy is a “jerk,” how can we expect him to give Al a fair hake every time he comes to the plate.

        • Zack

          What does ARod having a fair shake have to do with ARod being a jerk?

          When he hits a HR Kay will go nuts.
          When he strikes out with men on, he’ll say another disappointing at bat.

          I’d rather have that then announcers making excuses for their home team players

          • Drew

            Well, in general, when you have negative feeling towards someone it’s nearly impossible to judge and react to them unbiasedly.

            • Zack

              Kay has his own talk show, if he wasn’t honest about ARod do you know how much he would get killed?

              On the field baseball is baseball whether you hate someone or love them:A HR is a a HR whether John Sterling calls it or Micahel Kay calls it, and a strike out in a big situation is a strike out for Kay or Sterling.

              Deep down inside you don’t think John Flarety hates ARod too? He started for only 4 years and was a back up for 10, he nevercheated to get that big payday, just played baseball because he loved it.

              • Greg G

                Marginal players probably “cheat” just as much or more than stars, and there are big money stars who care less about the money and more about the game than career backups. Huge generalization.

                And yeah I’m sorry a guy who made $16 million over 13 years never got a big payday.

    • Expired Milk

      The jerk store called and they’re out of Kay!

      • Zack

        What’s the difference? You’re their all-time best seller!

    • Jeremy

      The “take Michael Kay seriously” ship sailed years ago.

  • The Evil Empire

    I’m depressed, I was going to buy bleacher seats for $5
    While I’m buying them they sell out, FML

    Oh well, guess i’ll have to listen to M Kay, aka the new A Rod basher.

  • Jeremy

    Look on the bright side. Our former first baseman is batting .212/.307/.303. Also I just learned that his middle name is Gilbert.

  • Will

    What’s the weather look like up there? I’m down at school so I’m not sure.

  • Alex

    i want that yankee stadium cake.

  • pat

    It’s not nice but looks like the rain shall be staved off. They’re gonna start the game on time.

    • pat

      oops that was supposed to be for Will.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Glad to see the weather cleared up. Figured it would. 60 and sunny here in Pittsburgh, means the rest of the nation’s weather must be looking at least halfway decent.

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

    Mmmm, one-pitch outs.

  • pat

    Gary Matthews Jr. now there’s some money well spent.

  • pat

    OMG that slap almost left CF, damn.

    • Joey

      bandbox!

  • dkidd

    we play today, we show a replay of jacoby ellsbury stealing home today

    • Drew

      What else is knew? Kay is so enamored with the way the Red Sox play the game he probably tells the producer to play the highlight.

  • Matt-Pitt

    C’mon AP… Throw strikes.

  • Ivan

    Vintage Pettitte there.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice pickoff, Andy. Lets get some runs early.

  • pat

    I would have rather seen Napoli retired. Now he leads off the 2nd.

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

    OMG GUYS!

    I’m gonna be an aunt in a few hours! I am beyond stoked!

    • Ivan

      Congradulation. I gotta tella ya it’s pretty cool being an uncle.

    • pat

      Congrats Rebecca.

    • Joey

      Congrads! So being an Aunt isn’t like being a grandma, right? You don’t feel old then too?

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

        Nah, my brother’s six years older than me, so there’s quite the age gap.

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

    Weaver got squeezed on the 2-1 pitch.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      He got squeezed at least twice on that AB…it’s going to be a long night with a strike zone that small.

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

    Wow, a really tight zone tonight.

  • CP3

    Please Tex

  • pat

    At this rate we’ll be in their bullpen in no time.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    C’mon Tex. It’s time to redeem yourself and earn those stripes.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice way to start the inning… Lets go Tex, start May off right.

  • dkidd

    5/1 = brand new tex

  • Matt-Pitt

    ahhh… hit it hard, was a nice play.

  • Matt-Pitt

    I’ll take it. Get the other one in, Robby.

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

    Man I love watching Robbie right now.

  • Drew

    Cano is Ridiculoso

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

    Robbie Cano is money these days.

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

    Gotta love two-out, run-scoring hits.

  • Accent Shallow

    I love Robbie.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yeah I love seeing the clutch hitting in RISP.

  • dkidd

    didnt cano end last year with a hitting streak?

    • Matt-Pitt

      He did. It got snapped earlier this season and he started another one.

      Jorge goes yahtzzz

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

    Man, that pitch was right over the plate. Weaver’s get squeezed like nobody’s business.

  • Drew

    Haha Joba dancin.

    • Will

      Was that who it was? Thats pretty funny.

    • bizarrojamie

      That was complete WIN. I want replays of that every game going forward. Forget the stupid base stealing replays.

  • pat

    Dream weaver.

  • Stryker

    HIP HIP JORGE!

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

    Totally a pop-fly to the second basemen in the 29 other parks.

    • Matt M.

      the matsui sac fly should have been lol

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

    It’s like the Yankees are saying “congratulations Rebecca!”

    I love it!!

  • Joey

    Posada, you be awesome

  • dkidd

    total domination

    forget about it

    • pat

      I love that commercial.

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

    Walk it off Swish, walk it off.

  • pat

    oy

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

    What is this “injury delay”? Who’s hurt and how bad is it?

    Tell me it’s Weaver and not Swisher…

    • Drew

      Swisher got hit right on the elbow. He has no guard on there so it is hurting him bad..

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

        Gameday tells me he stayed in. So I take it he shook it off? Musta hit a funny bone.

  • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

    If you have 5 dollars and Robbie Cano has 5 dollars, Robbie Cano has more money than you.

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

    Twitter update from @TrentonThunder: Trenton leads New Britain 3-1 in the 4th inning…Jorge Vazquez with a monster solo home run in the 3rd inning!

    • Drew

      I enjoyed watching him in the WBS, another good young 1st baseman in our system. (Miranda the other)

      • Drew

        *WBC

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

    Nick Swisher doesn’t feel pain. Pain feels Nick Swisher.

  • Ivan

    Iight Andy Pettitte, do ya job and maintain this lead.

  • dkidd

    chan ho park is pitching ineffectively in citizen’s bank park. shocker

  • Will

    Why did they try and turn two?

  • Matt-Pitt

    C’mon AP… Just gave you a 4-0, don’t walk the leadoff man.

  • Ivan

    Kendrick with the sparkling .296 OBP.

    • Zack

      “but he’ll be a batting champion one day”

  • Brazilian Yankee

    It’s impossible to throw strikes and not get hammered with this strike zone.

  • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

    That is OBP is Brian Hunteresque

  • Stryker

    so is control the ability to paint the corners or is that command? people mess that up so much that i’ve never known which is which lol

  • Matt-Pitt

    Cano, nastyyy

    • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

      No my first name ain’t Baby, it’s Robbie, Mr. Cano if you’re nasty.

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

    Robbie Cano, don’t ‘cha know?

  • Ivan

    Cano: Top 3 defensive 2nd baseman?

  • dkidd

    people actually wanted to trade cano

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      i didnt.

      • Ivan

        Me either.

      • Joey

        heh, you were waiting for someone to say that weren’t you. And no I didn’t either

        Nice job btw

      • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

        Don’t lie.

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

      Yeah, for Zach Greinkie and Matt Cain – which I would still do.

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

        Or Matt Kemp.

      • Accent Shallow

        How’s that gonna work, again? The Royals get him until the All-Star break, and the Giants get him afterwards?

  • pat

    I would totally do the mom from those rollover minute commercials.

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

      She’s a definite MILF.

      • pat

        Very feisty, I dig that.

  • CP3

    PPPPPena

  • Matt-Pitt

    Making things happen, nice play, Pena.

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

    Dayum Peña got legs.

    LoHud was arguing earlier to keep him up here, but I think it’s more important he gets to play every day cos I really like what I see, small sample size and all.

    What do you think? I’m open to being proven wrong.

    • Joey

      How did your paper go, or how is it going?

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

        Finished about 11 this morning.

        I actually had to give a presentation on it and it went really, really well.

        • Joey

          Very nice, that and the whole Aunt thing and the Yanks playing well. Good day so far, huh

    • Zack

      He’s going to start MAYBE once a week if they DH ARod once every few games. Other then that he’s a PR and defensive replacement for 3B/SS.

      No reason to keep him on the bench for that, let him play everyday in the minors and keep Berroa for that role.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        Except Berroa is no defensive replacement and not much of a pinch runner.

        Bottom line is that Pena will help the team more as a bench player than Berroa will.

        Will it retard his development? Yes. But this is a business and our business is winning championships. Granted, business has been a little slow lately, but it is more likely to pick up with Pena on the bench than Berroa.

    • Drew

      Yeah, you and I agreed yesterday on him going back down. While we could use a slick fielding backup infielder (who couldn’t), it’s important that such a young guy continues to develop his not so refined skills (stealing, hitting, bunting) down in the minors where he can play everyday.

  • Ivan

    Pena is doin his thang rite now

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    I love coming back from dinner to find a 4-0 lead!

  • dkidd

    no mercy. let’s wipe the smirk from scioscia’s face

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

      No commercials, no MERCY!!!

  • Ivan

    iight Tex will hit a homer on this abat.

    • Ivan

      or not.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    First two pitches to Tex were def. outside.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Wow. So was the called strike three. The umpires have been real nice to the Angels on the outside corner vs. lefty hitters.

      • Joey

        At least is was consistent, I would be much more angry if he was all over (not taking the rest of the game into account, haven’t been watching Gameday too closely)

  • Drew

    I’ve been waiting for Ramiro to steal, dude’s got wheels.

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

    Good grief, that pitch was in the dirt.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Looked a little low… Hold em’ down, AP.

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

    Yeah, how about we stop expanding the zone from inning to inning, ump.

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

    Mo, I fucking hate the Angels.

  • Drew

    Aybar is a sick little player.

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

      SARS, or Swine Flu?

      • Joey

        Mad cow

  • Ivan

    Everytime I see Chan Ho Park, I keep saying to myself, how the fuck he got 65 Million.

    Plus, you don’t think Joba see starters like Silva and Park make combined over 100Million, and saying to himself hey I betta than those guys and want to get paid.

  • dkidd

    guerrero = predator

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

      Dude’s got like, 10 kids with 9 women, none of whom he married.

      • Ivan

        Ur kidding!!! Vlad Guerrero,

  • southernyankeefan

    swish is out i hope he is ok.

  • Matt-Pitt

    ahhh man… I hope its just precautionary with Swish. Can’t afford to lose him for anytime.

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

    Wow, nice job, YES, we wouldn’t have even known about Swisher had a ball not been hit in the outfield.

    • Drew

      Really pathetic. You’d think Kay would’ve noticed considering, ya know, he’s at the f***ing game!

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

    Hopefully it’s just a precaution.

  • Drew

    Eh. Gardners arm is friggin useless.

    • Ivan

      Gardner is ussless period.

      • pat

        That’s not true.

        • Drew

          How is he useful, so-so defense with no arm no bat? I guess he runs fast..

          • pat

            So-so defense? His arm isn’t nearly as bad as people make it out to be and yes he’s very fast, he’s basically a 4th outfielder. Thats not “useless” at all.

            • Drew

              Yeah, I overstated my bounds a bit there but I’ve been vastly unimpressed with his defense and arm in the young season.

        • Ivan

          I know but he kinda set that one up though.

          • Drew

            Wait, so you think his arm is useful? Now I’m confused.

            • Ivan

              No of course.

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

    Ayayay Swisher…here’s hoping it’s not serious.

  • Reggie C.

    I hope Posada is awake right now. Aybar wants to run.

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

    Man, it’s in Andy’s head now.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Woahwoahwoah what happened to Swisher?

    • pat

      HBP on the elbow.

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

      HBP in the elbow.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        Goddammit.

  • Drew

    Damn Bobby didn’t pick up Posada’s mask, that’s kind of messed up.

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

    Ayayaya Andy.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Damnit… C’mon, AP…

  • Reggie C.

    that jose reyes story was pretty funny. c’mon Andy. STOP NIBBLING.

  • Ivan

    Dangerous spot here for Andy.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Way to work out of it, AP.

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

    Gritty, gutty, Andy Pettitte?

    • Ivan

      Pettitte became a redsox?

  • Ivan

    Good job Andy.

  • Drew

    I was writing my paper when I heard Kay say Joe ran out to the mound. I saw Girardi real animated but why did he run out there?

    • pat

      AP was preoccupied with aybar at 3b.

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

        Wish I cudda lipread it.

    • Ivan

      Cuz Pettitte was bothered by the runner on 3rd and still had ellsbury stealing home in his head and wanted him to focus.

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

    Hey look, there’s people sitting behind home plate.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Blue has gotta call that outside pitch. Been giving it to Weaver all night.

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

    Mike Pelfrey: Ace.

  • Stryker

    randy gumpert is the trivia answer. my dad would kill me if i didn’t know that.

    • Stryker

      i get a gold star for the day!

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        No. You don’t.

  • Drew

    Mike, could RAB ever do an open-thread during the day? This way we can discuss the morning and previous night’s happenings without straying from the threads that you make.

  • Accent Shallow

    Really? Napoli stealing second? Yeesh.

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

    Best inning for Pettitte yet.

  • Matt-Pitt

    FINALLY got that call.

  • John

    We have given up 4 hits but no runs. And we have gotten 3 hits but 4 runs. Efficiency is awesome.

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

      Amen, brotha

  • Matt-Pitt

    Kay is pissing me off

  • Accent Shallow

    So the ump is giving Weaver a nice wide zone to make up for the first inning?

    I saw Gardner go down looking on 3 straight strikes, but they were all on the edge of the zone.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    One of those pitches to Gardner was a strike. This guy is giving Weaver so much off the outside corner to lefties. Fuck that noise.

  • Chris K

    Nice AB by Gardner there.

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

    Good thing we got those four runs early, huh?

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

    TSJC and The Artist formerly known as Steve chillin’ at the game:

    http://tinyurl.com/dz7ggh

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

      I’ll be there tomorrow…theoretically.

      Life keeps getting in the way of my Yankees games!

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        when was this?

        • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

          reply fail.

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

          Talkin’ to me? Tonight, they’re at the game now.

      • claybeez

        Be there too, weather willing.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Those are two ruggedly handsome sons of bitches right there…

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

      Those two need to switch diet plans.

  • Accent Shallow

    So . . . Ian Kennedy’s best case scenario: Jered Weaver?

    I think it’s hilarious the way Weaver mopes when things aren’t going his way.

    • Bryan

      Why are the Yankees so fucking susceptible to the big inning?

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

    Call me speculative, but I think Joe Maddon called for the unintentional-intentional walk with Jason Bay at the plate and the bases juiced with two out. The next batter, Mike Lowell, grounded out to Jason Bartlett on the 0-1 pitch.

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

      Oh, forgot to mention that Andy Sonnanstine walked Bay on just four pitches.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Didn’t he give Hamilton the IBB w/the bases loaded last year? It worked out too, no?

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

    Anyone else like Girardi showing some balls and goin out to tell Pettitte to fuck the guy at third and focus on the hitter.

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

    So I have tickets to tomorrow’s game. Whether I go/how long I stay is currently up to my sister in law, but who else is going?

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

    Hughe sigh of relief re: Swisher

    • John

      what they say?

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

    Phew, x-rays negative for Swish. What Kay didn’t tell you is that the radiation from the x-ray made Swish even stronger.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      And you won’t like him when he’s angry.

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

    Nice pitching by Pettitte.

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

    Thank god Swisher is ok. We can’t afford any more injuries.

  • Bryan

    lol cone, Jeff Weaver has had trouble everywhere.

  • John

    Cmon Tex!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    I don’t blame Tex for apparently chasing that pitch–it was called a strike his last time up.

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

    The only player who looks worse at bat than Teixeira right now is Brett Gardner. That kinda says something.

  • Drew

    So how many Rangers fans did Kay just piss off? He is such an idiot.

    • Evan

      What did Kay say> I just walked in…

      • Drew

        Picking on one of the cameramen for wearing a ranger shirt. Good-natured ribbing but then before the commercial he was like go get him a Capitals jersey. Kind of dick for all the upset rangers fans.

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

    I wouldn’t be completely opposed to this game being called early due to rain after 6 innings.

  • Evan

    Okay, so if the game gets rained out, it becomes official and the Yankees win (assuming they are still in the lead). But some games that get rained out are continued from play later on in the season. How is this determined, which games are officially called and which are ‘postponed’? I remember a few years ago the Yankees played the Orioles and they called a game in the 8th due to rain, 3 weeks later they had another series and continued that game in the 8th before playing their normal scheduled game.

    • John

      yea I wonder that too

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

      It’s a weird rule, and it has to do with the score and stuff. If a team scores in that inning or the half-inning before, or if the score is tied, they suspend it. Something weird like that.

      • John

        Let’s see if this help:

        (a) A league shall adopt the following rules providing for completion at a future date of games terminated for any of the following reasons:

        (1) A curfew imposed by law;

        (2) A time limit permissible under league rules;

        (3) Light failure or malfunction of a mechanical field device under control of the home club. (Mechanical field device shall include automatic tarpaulin or water removal equipment).

        (4) Darkness, when a law prevents the lights from being turned on.

        (5) Weather, if the game is called while an inning is in progress and before it is completed, and one of the following situations prevails:

        (i) The visiting team has scored one or more runs to tie the score, and the home team has not scored.

        (ii) The visiting team has scored one or more runs to take the lead, and the home team has not tied the score or retaken the lead.

        (b) Such games shall be known as suspended games. No game called because of a curfew, weather, or a time limit shall be a suspended game unless it has progressed far enough to have been a regulation game under the provisions of Rule 4.10. A game called under the provisions of 4.12(a), (3) or (4) shall be a suspended game at any time after it starts.

        NOTE: Weather and similar conditions_4.12 (a) (1 through 5)_shall take precedence in determining whether a called game shall be a suspended game. A game can only be considered a suspended game if stopped for any of the five (5) reasons specified in Section (a). Any regulation game called due to weather with the score tied (unless situation outlined in 4.12 (a) (5) (i) prevails) is a tie game and must be replayed in its entirety.

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

        Oy, this is what you want:

        If the home team has the lead, then the away team takes the lead and the home team doesn’t get a chance to be AB again cos of rain, they’ll finish the game.

  • Chris K

    I haven’t listened to a lot of YES games this year, but this broadcast is amazingly brutal. Has Kay been doing this all year, talking about inane bullshit for 75% of the game? I can’t stand it.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He does all the time. It was so nice when he was on vacation.

    • Johnson

      Yes, Kay has been brutal all year long. He’s awful.

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

      They’ll probably call him up as insurance in case Swish needs to ride the pine for a few days.

      • Evan

        Probably going to let the pitchers hit and DH Miranda for Gardner.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Alright, Andy, enough of this. I don’t like the tying run being on deck. Get them out so we can call it a game, k?

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed. Lock the state.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’ll take a backwards K of Quinlan. Now get Mathis, please.

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

    You guys didn’t really think Andy would get out of this without getting scored on, right?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      I predicted 7 5 3 3 3 5. So far, I’m right on the walks and I’m, unfortunately, probably about to be right on the runs as well.

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

    Ayayay Peña.

    This is like slow torture. One. More. Out.

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

    Mark Melancon, fireman?

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

      Oh yeah. Love how Girardi’s going to the kid in the hi-lev situation.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Does Pettitte get the win if we keep the lead?

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

      Course.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        It’s moot now.

  • Evan

    Come on Andy. I can see this bases loaded situations for Pettitte being an issue all year, due to the Ellsbury steal.

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

    This could get kinda bad kinda fast.

  • Accent Shallow

    I swear Andy, you better get GMJ here.

  • Steve in MN

    lotta trust in Melancon, hope he lives up to it

    • Evan

      He’s all business. I think he comes through here.

      • Evan

        I was just kidding.

  • BigBlueAL

    Big spot here for Melancon.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Do it up, Mark.

  • Rey22

    Wow, welcome to the big leagues Melancon

  • dkidd

    come on powder!

  • Ivan

    Girardi giving Melancon a big challenge here.

  • Steve in MN

    *$^^&#%$*&^@#*&#$^#P$(*^#$*%^@#)*&^@#)*&@^#O*@&^@(&^%@#*^&$%@#

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

    Bah, brutal. That was a meatball.

  • Drew

    Gardner plays so freaking shallow. Sweet.

  • Stryker

    wow.

  • 27 this year

    fuck

  • BigBlueAL

    Love the bullpen.

  • Ivan

    Figures Mathews would swing first pitch FB.

  • Evan

    Tonight would be a great game for Tex to hit a 3-Run homer. I envision another K and a walk possibly.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    The Yankees are so good at not holding leads.

  • dkidd

    isn’t gary matthews the prototypical first ball-fastball hitter?

    blah

  • John

    damn

  • 27 this year

    there goes the lead. Hopefully Girardi doesn’t lose too much trust in Melancon. I would hate to see that one pitch cause Melancon to be sent down.

    • Ivan

      I disagree, hopefully.

  • Ivan

    Well welcome to the big leagues kid.

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

    Man. Why can’t we get this last out?

  • Evan

    Yucky game.

  • Ivan

    Wow just wow.

  • BigBlueAL

    6 runs all with 2 outs by a brutal offensive team. This inning is all on Pettitte though.

  • Drew

    That’s why Gary Matthews shouldn’t be given a freaking triple, maybe Gardner should move back a little in Center field.

  • Ivan

    Yankees are still winning this game.

  • Evan

    Does that ball have springs in it? No one can keep it in their gloves.

  • Stryker

    WHAT THE FUCK. this is just SLOPPY baseball right now..

  • JobaWockeeZ

    God sent down the Angels to help the Angels.

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

    Dude, we gotta get a motherfucking out here before we can win this game.

  • Accent Shallow

    GMJ? Really? At least it’s not bunts and first-to-thirds this game.

  • BigBlueAL

    Jesus the Angels just run at will.

  • Sal

    and girardi fucks up again