• Matt-Pitt

    Thats just not a good pitch with an 0-2 count and a free swinger at the plate. Don’t know why they wouldn’t extend the zone there.

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

    You have to like what CC has brought today despite the adversities.

  • Thomas

    Anyone else think Kay is such a douche that he uses “Every kiss begins with Kay” as his pickup line?

    • Accent Shallow

      Can we stay off comments like this?

      Kay’s an insufferable announcer. That’s all.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Is he going by “Howard” Kendrick now?

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Nice job, Ramiro.

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

    Heh, I remember when I went to the Sunday Opener and Mariano Rivera was coming into the game, they had a guy on the big screen air guitaring the shit outta “Enter Sandman”. He was awesome, too. He had the hair and everything.

    • Brendan

      was that the guy who turned around and had “Marlboro Man” on the back of his jersey?

  • V

    Wow. Palmer’s at 68 pitches.

    68. Pitches.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Nice job Cap’n.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Not a good time for an error Jeter…

  • V

    Ugh. Jetes.

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

    C’mon Jetes, make that play. The damn catcher was running.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hell of a time to sail a throw, Jeter.

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

    Pena 4 SS.

    Who’s with me?!?

    • Drew

      If by Pena you mean Jeter, I’m with ya. ;)

    • dave

      I’m with you. Jeter’s the sentimental favorite, but I think it’s time for him to let a better fielder play short.

  • Ivan

    U know whats funny, if you ask people who’s better Beckett or CC, You might get more people saying Beckett is better but if you look at the #’s CC beats him and it’s not that close.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Well, that’s a given.

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

      Beckett is the most overrated pitcher playing today.

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

    Ah, Mike Scioscia baseball at its finest.

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

      Dammit, Jeter.

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

    Torii’s a girl’s name!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    What?

  • V
  • Yankee1010

    What else are the umpires going to do this game? They’re losing control of this shitshow.

  • Accent Shallow

    Umpiring has been absolutely brutal.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Ugh.

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

    C’mon CC, do this shit.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Ballboy is fired.

  • Ben C

    what just happened, gameday fails

    • V

      Batter fouled the ball, umpire called for more balls. CC was on the mound, ready to pitch, and they picked Torii Hunter off 2nd.

      Time should have been called, clearly, but obviously CC and Molina had no clue time had been called.

      • Ben C

        shitty, thanks

  • V

    Everyone once inawhile, there’s a game where the umpiring is so brutal, that the game is just calling for a manager ejection. It’s almost necessary for the manager to just lose it, get the crowd back into the game etc. Next bad call, I really wish Girardi would do it.

    • Yankee1010

      What makes it even worse (for those who believe that it should be this way) is that Matt Fucking Palmer is getting the benefit of the doubt while CC is getting squeezed and not getting check swing calls.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Thanks Jeter.

  • Ivan

    Jeter you could of made that throw earlier.

  • Drew

    NOthing like our ace dueling with Matt Fu**ing Palmer.

    • Accent Shallow

      Top of the order coming up in the bottom of this inning. Maybe they can see him better this time around.

      • Drew

        I sure hope so, it’s not too late to hang 4 on Palmer.

  • Nady Nation

    Bring CC out for the 7th at 100 pitches?

    • Alex

      yes.

    • Drew

      Yepp. Anything that will guarantee that Veras won’t be out there.

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

      Yeah, especially with the bottom of the order due up. He should be good for a quick inning.

  • Accent Shallow

    For all the crap in that inning, tie game isn’t so bad. Assuming they can finally hit this bum.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Jeter will make it up this inning with a leadoff double or something.

    • Accent Shallow

      Not bad!

    • V

      Wow. You rule.

    • Nady Nation

      Good call

    • Matt-Pitt

      Totally called that.

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

      You are correct, sir.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

      Great call

  • Ivan

    Iiight that’s it, Yanks have to a hurtin on this dude Palmer.

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

    That blonde chick in the Heineken commercial is a hottie.

  • Drew

    HAaha, these umpires are really absolutely terrible.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, at least the Yanks catch a break on this checked swing garbage. Jeter clearly went there.

    • Yankee1010

      Yeah, but it’s about time they caught one of those breaks. And yes, they’re absolutely atrocious.

  • Yankee1010

    Scioscia sit your fat fucking ass down. Do you really have the balls to complain about the umps in this game?

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

    Big hit by the Cap’n.

  • Drew

    MAtt-Pitt with the prophetic words of wisdom.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Dare I say that Teix drives in the run this inning?

      • Matt-Pitt

        Can’t do it all the time.

        Thats just an awful at bat though by Teix. I understand he is a slow starter but this is just riddick.

  • Ivan

    Jeter tryin to redeem himself there.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Whoever called the 2b. Good job.

    Hunter was playing too shallow there, no?

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

    Nice effort from Torii there.

  • V
    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      You and these things.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    is anyone else’s MLB.TV extreeeemmmeelly slow and choppy?

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

      Try lowering the quality of the video.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Mine was absolutely brutal earlier. I restarted my comp and it has been pretty decent since.

  • Accent Shallow

    Dear Mark Teixeira,

    It’s no longer April, you can start hitting now.

    Thanks.

  • Drew

    Kay thought that was a hit… ehh

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

    Steal home Jetes!!!

  • Alex S

    Tex batting .187 code for murder. he’s gonna murder a pitch and hit a hr

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

    Bah, come on Tex.

  • Drew

    Teix, really?

  • Accent Shallow

    Oy vey.

  • whozat

    Boo, Tex. Boo.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Marky, you dissapoint me.

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

    Pick him up Matsui.

  • Blackdragon905

    that was ugly…

  • Drew

    At least Godzilla is up. Is it too early to switch Teix and Cano in the lineup?

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

    Damn, nice job taking that 2-1 pitch.

  • Accent Shallow

    This is just irritating.

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

    Honestly, who the fuck does this guy think he is?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      “I’m Matt %^&#* Palmer”

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    It’s these type of innings that just…..

  • Drew

    Thanks Mark.

  • Ivan

    Yanks are makin Palmer look like Greg Maddox

  • V

    At what point does Teix get bumped down the order? OBP of .360 isn’t godawful, but he really ain’t hitting.

  • whozat

    Terrible effort this game, Yanks. Terrible. WHY oh WHY can no one get a straight answer out of this organization about why this is a perennial problem for them? Are they so very, very reliant on video that they just suck when they don’t have any??? Do they not DO advance scouting???

    • V

      Congratulations!

      http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/youare

      They have NO EFFORT. That’s why they’re losing. They’re not TRYING hard enough!!! Wow, you nailed it!!!

      • Jeremy

        whozat’s point is that the Yankees have seemed to struggle against mediocre, little-known pitchers far too often over the last few years. And I think he’s right.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          Agreed. I don’t think he is an idiot at all, if that was indeed his point.

          • whozat

            Yes, it was. I thought it was pretty obvious that that was my point.

            • V

              But, you obviously implied there was a lack of EFFORT.

              Which is stupid.

      • whozat

        I wasn’t using the word “effort” to imply that they weren’t trying hard enough, so don’t condescend to me. If I’d said “showing,” would that have made you happy?

        I then went on to talk about whether or not they are over-reliant on video, about their advance scouting…which REALLY should have made it clear that I’m not a moron who thinks that they’re losing because they don’t care.

    • Yankee1010

      Actually, I may be wrong, but I do think that they have dropped advance scouts and are only going with video this year.

    • Accent Shallow

      Well, 7-8-9 is Molina, Pena, Gardner, and 6 is Melky, so . . .

      • whozat

        Yes, I know. However, it’s not like the rest of the lineup has really been lighting it up, or even getting on base. He retired what, 14 in a row at one point?

        And it’s been a consistent problem for far too long.

        HUGE K. HUGE. Get that one more out, Carsten Charles. Be that big-game guy.

    • Nady Nation

      Agreed. This shit has been infuriating for too long already.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Alright CC, gotta hold em’ down. Awful that we couldn’t take advantage of that situation.

  • V

    Has Damon’s defense really deteriorated that much?

    • whozat

      Maybe he didn’t want to dive and land on his already-barking shoulder.

      • Drew

        Uhh, maybe he had a bad jump. Jeez.

        • V

          Yeah, but this isn’t the first time.

          Hence the question. Deteriorating defense?

  • Accent Shallow

    So close.

  • Yankee1010

    Did Damon start off in the seats on that?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Teix is pressing which is never a good thing for a struggling hitter. He keeps dropping that back elbow and dipping when he swings. He needs to think line drive, not homerun.

    Andddd Damon could’ve had that…

  • Drew

    I think Marte has to pitch today..

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

    Albaladejo = Girardi’s Proctor. Seriously.

    • whozat

      Right down to the elbow injury.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      I know. Kind of bad. There is all those guys out there. Use them, they all need action.

      • whozat

        In fairness, a lot of them suck about half the time. And we never know whether they will or won’t.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          Ya but you need to get them work in order to find out. I’d prefer that over “Proctoring” a pretty talented reliever. I mean, Proctor was pretty good but look at him now. Torre cost him millions.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Big K… Need another one, CC.

  • Jake H

    Huge K there.

  • Drew

    Alright Carsten, lets get this shit done.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Ah, shit.

    At least Cano got to it to save a run.

  • Matt-Pitt

    I fuckin’ hate Kendrick.

  • Jersey

    Recall Matt ACTY’s prediction for Sabathia’s final line in the previous thread: 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 Ks

    Looking pretty on the money there, Matty.

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

      Matt-Pitt must have told him to say that.

      • Jersey

        Well, it WAS looking on the money.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Dude doesn’t even has a .300 OBP but kills the Yankees, how’s that possible?

  • Accent Shallow

    I hate this BS team.

    • V

      Then leave. Thanks!

      • Accent Shallow

        Clearly talking about the Angels.

        • V

          Well, not clearly, but sorry ;-)

      • Drew

        +1. ietc

  • Matt-Pitt

    Throw the change man. He will go after it.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Motherfucker.

  • Yankee1010

    Is Damon wearing cement shoes? He looks completely lost out there.

    • V

      At least he’s an FA, and will be gone, like Abreu.

    • Drew

      Eh, that hit the bottom of the wall. It took a bad hop.

      • Yankee1010

        I know that, but on both the blooper at the start of the inning and that ball of the wall there, it looked like he was carrying an elephant on his back.

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

    One batter too late Girardi. One batter too late.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      We’ve been saying that a lot this season.

      • V

        Yup, but not like the relievers are closing the door – pull the starter, the runs still come in.

    • Tom Kotlowski

      Girardi always takes out pitchers one batter to late…

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

      CC was dominating there, Kendrick just got an infield single.

    • BigBlueAL

      As I said last night that is what this bullpen is doing, making Girardi hesitant to go to the bullpen if its not Mo or Bruney. Granted I dont blame Girardi for thinking that a 160 million dollar Ace can get through 7 innings against a pathetic Angels lineup w/o giving up 4 freakin runs.

      • Tom Kotlowski

        Regardless, Sabathia’s pitch count was WAY up and Girardi seems to be counting on him for 120+ pitches every start and its only May 2nd. We better hope he has something left come September.

  • Accent Shallow

    Argh. CC has reminded me of Pettitte the past few innings.

  • Andrew

    As good as the win was yesterday, this would be an equally as bad loss. Palmer is flat out terrible, and our ace was on the hill. It’s these type of games that keep you from getting too excited about this team.

  • Jake H

    2 hits off a scrub pitcher is what is frustrating me. If this was Lacky I could understand it.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn, I come home for a quick hour break in between games just in time for Tex to fail again in the 6th and for CC to not be able to get through the 7th. It really is frustrating to always have big-time FA’s struggle when they first come here.

  • Matt-Pitt

    I’m not liking the pitch selection at all man. He set em up perfectly for the change low and outside after changing his eye level and they go back to the slider down and in. This whole inning has just been a let down. Fly ball to Damon that he really should have had, little dribbler by Kendrick who always happens to kill us and a poor pitch selection with 2 strikes, IMO, to Hunter to blow it open. Really hoping our offense happens to wake up in the next 3 half of our innings.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      I agree with this. The slider was a bad pitch, I thought he was going to go with the heat. Damn Kendrick, little bs single kept the inning going.

    • Nady Nation

      Blame Jorge

  • Drew

    Oh boy..

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

      Well, you all wanted him to go to the bullpen, right? Can’t complain when they come in and give up runs.

  • Albert = Machine

    Please bring in the pen, Scioscia.

  • Jeremy

    I would not want to have paid $1,250 for a seat today.

    • Drew

      2.5 innings left, chief.

      • Jeremy

        Sorry, that was wrong of me. I was suffering from Adam Loewen flashbacks.

  • Andrew

    ^ And no, it wasn’t one batter too late. There’s no way you bring Jonathan Albaladejo in to face Torii Hunter in that situation. CC has to get that out, that’s what he gets paid for.

  • Drew

    Thanks for the out Mike.

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

    The Yankees are not losing this game.

    • Drew

      I agree. Just hope we can get Matt Fu**ing Palmer out of there.

      • Tom Kotlowski

        Mission accomplished…

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Swish available?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Looking at the bright side, if there’s one bullpen we can comeback on, it’s the Angels’ pen.

  • Blackdragon905

    If we lose today, we will be 2-4 on the year when Sabathia starts. That is flat out unacceptable.

  • DreDog

    Pena will be the man he is to start this inning.

  • Rich

    Girardi overrates Alby and underrates Robertson.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Jesus.

  • Matt-Pitt

    FUCK KENDRICK!!

  • Drew

    I know he had to have a day off from catching today, but with Teix playing like this, it’s a rough go with JOPO out of the lineup.

  • Blackdragon905

    Kendrick pisses me off so much. Fuck him!

  • V

    I hate Howie Kendrick.

  • Accent Shallow

    Great, now we’re moving on to the “This nobody journeyman is showing so much heart, good for him” conversation.

    Please hang 3+ runs on this schlub.

    • Jeremy

      This is what other teams must have felt like when Aaron Small was going 10-0.

      • V

        True, true.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Should’ve been back to back singles right there to leadoff the inning. Damnit. I really hate Kendrick man.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Veras bashing in 3, 2, 1…..

    • V

      Is he coming in???! Losing 5-1, and Robertson and Marte will STILL sit in the bullpen?

    • Rich

      Veras bashes himself.

  • Drew

    Would anyone else have wanted to goto Jorge here?

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

      Nah too soon. It’s only the seventh, save Posada for the kill later. No need to waste him when the best thing he could do is bring them to within two.

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

        Or not …

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          I don’t like bringing him in there at all.

          • Drew

            I wanted to bring him in for Jose not for Ramiro.

      • Nady Nation

        Girardi disagrees

  • Yankee1010

    Take 2 strikes Molina.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Veras warming up, now that’s not a good feeling.

  • Accent Shallow

    On the one hand, they smacked Arredondo around yesterday. On the other hand, he’s a much more talented pitcher than Palmer.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    I would rather keep seeing Palmer then Arredondo.

  • Yankee1010

    I particularly like the 3-0 pitch that was called a strike when it was in the RH batters’ box.

    They’re going to come back and win this for sure.

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

    Filthy split.

  • Accent Shallow

    And now Brett Gardner. Looks at three pitches? Pops out softly to SS?

    • Drew

      Kay: It’s driven DEEEP to the SS.

  • Drew

    Ramiro was one of our hottest hitters.. Second guessing ftw.

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

    Gardner has no fucking chance to do anything productive this at-bat.

    • Accent Shallow

      Liking the reverse jinx!

    • Drew

      Major Failage.

    • Yankee1010

      Arredondo made sure he didn’t have to, even with the ump giving him a gift strike.

  • Jake H

    The umps zone has changed. Great.

    • V

      Inexcusable.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Come on Cap’n… Big spot here.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    oh mo.

  • V

    Jeter has no chance to do anything productive with this at bat.

    • V

      Crap, reverse jinx didn’t work.

  • DreDog

    Jeter owes everyone, no?

  • Accent Shallow

    How often are you going to see the bases as full of lousy hitters as they are now?

    Melky, Molina, and Gardner. Woo.

  • Matt-Pitt

    This blue fuckin’ blows. How do you call that a strike?

  • Jeremy

    DeMuth plans to catch the early bird at Red Lobster.

  • Drew

    Wtf is wrong with these umps today.

  • Yankee1010

    That 1st strike to Jeter was atrocious too. And then it wasn’t called a strike on the next pitch.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh man.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    This is why you don’t PH Posada there.

    • DreDog

      I was thinking Ramiro should have stayed in too.

      • Tom Kotlowski

        Posada was all we had left on the bench…so we pinch hit with him in the 7th down by four with a hot hitter up? Joe Girardi you find new ways to amaze me daily…

    • Drew

      Why though? Because we didn’t score? I would have rather PH for Molina but I mean if Jorge gets a double we have a run and 2 men in scoring position with one out.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Because like Mike said, we had a better chance to do something when the top of the lineup is coming up. Now you lose his bat and you might have to go with Berroa later in the game, I just don’t like that move. Feel like Girardi makes alot of those moves.

        Ugh.

        • Drew

          I don’t understand at all why Posada is catching. Pena was hitting over 400 in a 5 game hitting streak. Jose looked bad all day and was facing a righty.

  • Matt-Pitt

    FUCK… Damnit man, that was our chance. We had to at least score a run or two that inning. That play by Kendrick changed the entire inning.

  • Jeremy

    Never a good sign when there are no Yankee candidates for the Chevrolet Player of the Game.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Veras, be good to us this inning, k? Thanks, bud.

    • Tom Kotlowski

      Surprise Veras gives up a home run immediately…

  • Yankee1010

    Why, oh why, is Veras out there? Robertson hasn’t pitched since April 25th. Can the kid get a chance? Veras is nothing but trouble. Give Robertson a shot.

    • Yankee1010

      And that was written before the HR. He’s a fucking disaster who cannot be trusted. Can they please stop forcing him down our throats?

    • Drew

      Marte hasn’t pitched since the 25th also.

  • Drew

    Veras really sucks.

  • Jeremy

    Verasux.

  • V

    Losing 5-1 (well, 6-1), and Marte and Robertson are still riding the pine?

    Huh?

    Really?

  • AJ

    Today’s not the day.

  • Accent Shallow

    I know it’s early, SSS and all, but would anyone be particularly heartbroken to see Veras traded?

    • Drew

      I would be ecstatic.

      • Drew

        But his stock is too low right now. He needs to have a couple decent outings first.

        • Yankee1010

          That’ll happen after they finish defrosting Hell.

          • Drew

            He’s been horrible, but he’s a lot better than a 7 era pitcher. Stock too low to sell.

    • Yankee1010

      Only him and his mother. And Red Sox fans.

      • Nady Nation

        IETC

    • Brazilian Yankee

      I don’t think we can get anything of value for Veras.

      • Yankee1010

        The value would lie in him not being on the team anymore. I’d settle for that.

      • Jeremy

        Veras was never worth much. Even last year he allowed far too many baserunners and got by on luck.

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

    I can has Dave Robertson?

  • V

    Girardi’s lost me with the bullpen management this season. Albaladejo and Veras, after pitching yesterday. Meanwhile, we have two guys who are fresh… just rotting.

  • Nady Nation

    Is Marte hurt? Did he sneak a candy bar into the clubhouse or something? It makes 0 sense that Girardi doesn’t pitch him considering how terrible the rest of the pen has been.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Marte has been one of the terrible pieces of the pen so far. But I do agree that he’s better than Veras and Edwar. Also, Robertson should get a chance, he can’t do much worse than Veras.

  • V

    He has absolutely NO command, whatsoever.

  • Rich

    Veras sucks at baseball.

  • Jeremy

    Finally an explanation for Palmer’s dominance. His wedding ring, aka cheating circle.

  • Matt-Pitt

    … I wish Robertson got more burn with this team. I understand Veras has great stuff and its early but I am so tired of seeing this guy on the mound. He doesn’t locate and when he does, he gets hit. I support every Yankee but I can’t help but feel a little sick when I see him on the mound.

  • V

    Why is Dave Eiland going out to talk to Veras? Just pull him.

  • Tom Kotlowski

    Days like this make me miss Joe Torre…badly…

    • Jeremy

      Strange you say that because Girardi has reminded me of Torre of late – going to the same guys over and over while letting potentially better options langusih in the pen.

    • Accent Shallow

      Because the Yankees not hitting a career minor leaguer is the manager’s fault?

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Girardi, you’re better than this. You have a small army of relievers out there. Use them.

  • Yankee1010

    So far, VerASS has given up a HR, a flyball to the wall in CF and a walk. Anyone surprised? Well, I guess you could be surprised he hasn’t been even worse.

    • Nady Nation

      Those 3 shutout innings against the A’s is all he’s contributed this season

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    Did Robertson do something mean to Girardi I don’t get it :(

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Ya, well if the Yankees make a run in the bottom of the 8th. I’d like to see him in the 9th. By run I mean the game is 6-4, 6-5.

      • Rich

        He hasn’t pitched since April 25th. He has very little chance of being sharp.

  • jonathan

    Uhhhhh, are we going to address the black hole that is currently hitting in the 3 spot? this is insane i know the “he a slow starter” crap but if this was A-Rod he would be hitting 7th.
    Batting Order (assuming Swisher is in)
    -Jeter
    -Damon
    -Swisher
    -Matsui
    -Posada
    -Cano
    -Tex
    -Melky
    -Pena

    • Drew

      WAYYYY to early to drop him to 7th dude. Maybe 5th after Matsui and put Cano at 3rd but you can’t move tex to 7th.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s a great hitter, you let him work out of it. If it’s the end of May, maybe you consider moving him.

    • Nady Nation

      Uhhhh, no.

  • Drew

    Sheish, imagine if Teix was hitting too.

  • V

    Veras should be the ‘oh crap, we’re losing 20-0 in the 3rd inning’ reliever.

  • Tom Kotlowski

    Come on Veras throw a strike!

  • Accent Shallow

    YES crew possibly accusing Palmer of scuffing the ball. I can support that.

  • daveg

    Can someone tell me if there’s a way I read these posts without having to constantly hit *Reload* and scrolling down 250 comments?

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Go to the bottom and hit F5. It’ll keep you at the bottom. Using pg up and pg dn helps too.

      • dave

        awesome! thanks!

  • Drew

    I wish he could go to the minors.. damn options. players union=fail

  • Tom Kotlowski

    Hello Girardi obviously Veras has nothing take him out!

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

    Daniel Murphy just missed the ball on a dive and Victorino got a triple out of it.

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      still cant figure out what the mets see in him.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        He can mash right?

        • V

          Yeah, he’s got a bat, but he was a 3B in the minors.

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

        .315/.363/.452 coming into the game.

  • V

    There is absolutely no reason:

    1) Veras should have started the inning.
    2) Veras should have been left in the inning after the HR.
    3) Veras should have been left in after the first walk.
    4) Veras should have been left in after the second walk.

    • Tom Kotlowski

      This is just painful…

  • Drew

    Gardner plays a hell of a CF…
    /facepalm

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

    According to SGNJ, Omar Minaya says his team has no “edge”. I didn’t know “edge” was a synonym for “starting rotation”.

    • Drew

      They could totally afford one in blazing copper.

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

        IETC.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Come on offense, at least make the game interesting here. Put a 3 spot on the board this inning. Or a 10 spot. Either one.

    • V

      A 35 spot would be cool.

  • V

    The Losing Player of the game has got to be Damon. Worthless ABs all game, bad defense.

  • Tom Kotlowski

    Lets make it a five pitch inning…’sigh’…

  • Matt-Pitt

    Teix’s usual warning track shot…

  • Drew

    You know you’re sucking when Gardner taps you on the back.

  • V

    Oh. My. God.

    That was an absolutely worthless display of hitting that inning.