Game 27: Forget the last two

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Game 27 Spillover Thread

The best thing the Yankees can do tonight is forget the past two games and just play. Sounds easy when it’s typed out like that, but it’s probably a bit tougher when you’re trying to get over losing two winnable games. The Yanks simply have to start stringing together hits. All these LOBs are bad for our collective blood pressure.

The Yanks get a second chance tonight against Andy Sonnanstine. In his start on April 15, Sonnanstine allowed just two runs over five innings. He’s been roughed up quite a few times this season, and his start against the Yankees stands out as one of the better ones. The Yanks will trot out A.J. Burnett. I think we all remember his performance last time against the Rays, back on April 14.

Before we get into the lineups, some updates:

  • A-Rod went 1 for 5 with a walk today. He didn’t play the field, but he did successfully slide into second. He’s going to play again tomorrow, presumably in the field. Friday can’t get here quick enough.
  • According to Ken Davidoff’s Twitter feed, Brian Bruney has experienced a setback. He posted this just an hour ago, so it seems different than the news we got yesterday. Hopefully this is nothing too serious. We’ll try to update, but I’m sure if there’s news the YES crew will have it.
  • Finally, we bid farewell to Newsday beat writer Kat O’Brien. She covered her final game last night. She’s moving onto some school I’ve never heard of — University of Pennsylvania or something like that — to pursue an MBA/MA in International Affairs. Best of luck to Kat; she’s an RAB fave.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 3B
4. Hideki Matsui, DH
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Melky Cabrera, CF
8. Ramiro Pena, 3B
9. Jose Molina, C

And on the mound, number thirty-four, A.J. Burnett

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

    Forget what last two?

  • SJ44

    New poster here. Always enjoyed the site. Looking for a sane game thread!

    All you can do is forget the last two and move on. That’s baseball.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Hola.

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

      There are only two rules here:

      1-Dont suggest sending Joba to the bullpen

      2-Keep your filthy hands of my Rebecca.

      Obey those two simple rules and you’ll be just fine.

      • Drew

        She has filthy hands? Gross.

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

          “off”

          The hands ‘of’ Rebecca are perfectly clean, I’m sure.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

            Dude, I live in the Bronx. You may not want to know the answer to that question.

            • The Evil Empire

              Really? I live in the bronx too, near Fordham University.

              • Joe

                go rams!

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

          She likes it dirty.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        ….

        Whoa. Man.

        Don’t try anything. I have swords and I know how to use them!

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

          Hot.

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

        2-Keep your filthy hands of my Rebecca.

        Don’t make me stab you again, Artist.

        • pat

          In the Ass!!!!

          /leaves

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

            IETC

            loved the ‘/leaves’ part. I’m stealing that.

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

              Agreed. Well done.

              In my defense, The Artist does have supple breasts like ARod. I couldn’t resist myself.

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

          I’m sorry, but those sporks you get from Wendy’s don’t scare me.

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

            Tommie = Ty Cobb

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

      So I’m guessing this is THE SJ44 from LoHud. Welcome, buddy.

    • Jeremy

      Very glad to see you here SJ44. Looking forward to your comments.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Come on in SJ44, the water is fine.

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

        “I’ll be back in a sec, I have to pee.” … dives in public pool

        Funniest moment in Malcolm in the Middle history.

    • Bob Stone

      Welcome to the site SJ44

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

    ARod: “He didn’t play the field, but he did successfully slide into second.”

    (fighting the urge to say something snarky)

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      No. Other. Sport. like baseball.

    • some call me…tim

      Does ‘when has arod NOT played the field’ qualify as a snarky comment?

      Arod to the DH!!!
      (Yoba to teh 8th!1! is getting old…even for me…)

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Good luck to Kat!

    Meanwhile I’d like to see Carl Crawford try to swipe six on Molina. Just try it.

    • some call me…tim

      Good luck to Kat!

      Meanwhile I’d like to see Carl Crawford try to swipe six on Molina Cervelli. Just try it.

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

    Finally, we bid farewell to Newsday beat writer Kat O’Brien. She covered her final game last night. She’s moving onto some school I’ve never heard of — University of Pennsylvania or something like that — to pursue an MBA/MA in International Affairs. Best of luck to Kat; she’s an RAB fave.

    The Jets blog I read says that Newsday’s Erik Boland is moving off his Jets beat and beginning a Yankees beat. I’ve always liked EBola, seems pretty sharp and even handed.

    http://www.thejetsblog.com/200.....et-prince/

    • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

      Whens Wallace Matthews leaving?

      • Yankee1010

        Hopefully yesterday.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      “I’ve always liked Ebola”

      Oh.

      Oh dear.

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

        Funny, I often feel like something is eating my face when I read Joel Sherman.

  • Drew

    It’s easy for me to forget the last two days now. However, if in the first we have 1st and 3rd with less than two outs and we do what we’ve been doing, yesterday will be all to fresh in my mind.

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

      Its May 6th, time to get a new manager.

      • Drew

        Well you won’t think back to yesterday if a similar circumstance presents itself? Good ball heals all.

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

          I wasn’t really referring to you, I just heard that all day on the radio. Its just the dumbest, most knee-jerk thing possible.

          • Drew

            FrancESPN may drive us all to the ledge if we don’t get some decent AM radio back to the Tri-State.

  • Drew

    So I guess we’ll just wait until we have a 3rd baseman that can hit to bring up a late inning pinch hitter. I really don’t know what we are doing.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    A lineup with Arod, and Melky+ Molina/Cervellia 8 and 9 doesnt look too bad for a few weeks.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Certainly not the end of the world, while it’s not optimal.

      People forget, we didn’t just lose Posada last year (though that may have hurt the most), but we also lost Matsui and effectively lost Giambi outside of May and June, and effectively lost Canó and Cabrera all year.

      • Buddy Biancalana

        What about Mr.Wang?

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

          Not a hitter =)

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I noticed last night that Melky finally received his hyperlink. It’s so exciting. Kind of like watching your kid graduate or something.

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

      Hey, you broke your cherry!

      -Paulie from Goodfellas

    • Drew

      Nice, I didn’t notice, maybe my pronouncement of my bromance with the Melkster has finally rubbed off on some RAB’ers.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I guess people with nicknames derived from Andrew are, in a word, awesome.

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

          RAB has like 50 Andrews and 50 Steves.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

            But only one Rebecca

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

              And that’s the way she likes it.

              (… you know what I’m talking about.)

          • Drew

            Well we are the intelligent Yankee fans, that’s why there so many of us are here.

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

              Drew can make lemonade from lemons.

              • some call me…tim

                So what? Lanny can make lemons from lemonade–now THAT is impressive…

  • Jake K

    I’m a little worried we’re starting to see the bad Robbie. Only 1 walk in his last 13 games.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      He’s gone ice-cold. Maybe a few reps with Kevin Long couldn’t hurt.

      • Jake K

        Yeah, that’s the problem when your OBP is totally dependent on batting average–sometimes the ball won’t be dropping in for hits.

    • Eric

      I emailed Ben earlier about this…I heard some commentators say he’s opened his stance again. I forget who it was, but they said they spoke with Kevin Long, who said that he is ok with Cano opening it up again because it is not as exaggerated.

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

      It’s not just walks. He’s noticeably more selective (ie not swining at shit over his head or 55′ curves).

      • Jake K

        Right, but it’s also a matter of finding other ways to get on base when you’re not getting hits (like Tex has been doing).

    • vin

      Agreed… and he seems to be making pretty poor contact lately. Earlier in the year, he was hitting almost everything squarly – not nearly as much lately. I’m having flashbacks to Bad Cano.

      btw – I too am here looking for a sane game thread.

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

      Most likely, the league is adjusting to things he’s been doing. Time for Robbie to adjust back and take advantage of the openings that presents. If he’s opened his stance (I haven’t noticed that) then they’re probably busting him inside a lot.

  • kSturnz

    Jim Rome said the Redsocks own new york, and I got upset.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Your fault for watching Rome.

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

      That guy is a fucking moron. To steal his stupid way of pronouncing three-syllable words, he’s re-tarded.

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

      I’m upset you’re listening to Jim Rome.

      Come on, kSturnz, you’re better than that.

  • AJKCC

    Two 3B eh?

    Teixeira AND Pena.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Soundtrack to Garden State: Best soundtrack ever, y/y?

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

      I just lost like, 90% of the respect I had for you.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        Maybe you have to be from Jersey to understand?

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

            IETL (link)

            • some call me…tim

              +1

              i miss Jersey.

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

            Now that’s just wrong.

            Which is another way of saying ‘funny’.

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

              Just remember: Rebecca may be Jersey trash… but she’s MY Jersey trash, motherf#$%er.

          • Drew

            I resent that. I’ve picked up my fair share of trash here on the shore.

            • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

              Dude, my great grandfather picked my great grandmother up on Coney Island. True story.

              • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ AFKATS (Artist blah blah blah)

                So romantic.

                Reminds me of something my Grandpa used to say to me.

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

                  When I first saw her, I got that old-fashioned romantic feeling… you know, where I’d do ANYTHING to bone her.

    • pat

      Bullworth begs to differ.

  • SJ44

    Yes. Rebecca suggested I give the game threads a whirl here.

    Love LoHud and Pete is great people.

    Game threads are just too manic for me.

    • Drew

      First reply fail? Congrats! lol

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      It’s very calm and cool here. Never any panic. Everyone has the patience of a saint.

      • Drew

        This team fu**ing sucks! They don’t care about the game.
        /Lanny’d

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

      She’s a woman of intellect and discriminating taste.

      Welcome, welcome.

      But:

      http://i435.photobucket.com/al.....tton-1.jpg

      Let’s nip this shit in the bud immediately.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Hit the reply button when replying to comments-makes for much easier reading =D

  • Matt-Pitt

    Gotta feel good about this game. AJ is due for a solid outing and I can see our offense breaking out against a guy who has been struggling all season.

    Was at the game last night, first time in the stadium. Extremely nice place, all my issues with the stadium are the same as everybody else’s so no reason to beat a dead horse. Just wish the crowd as into things. Even the ones who were there didn’t say much. I was the drunk guy in the main section trying to get shit going, failed miserably.

  • Doreen Gallotti

    Well, based on Rebecca’s recommendation, I’m going to follow the game here. Another Lohuder who cannot tolerate the game threads there any longer.

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

      Nice!

      Rebecca bringing other dudes here = shitty
      Rebecca bringing other hot chicks here = awesome

      • Buddy Biancalana

        Haha!

    • Jeremy

      Good to see you Doreen.

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

    Kat O’Brien left Newsday?

    This front office is an embarrassment. And that’s a shot at Jeter.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      ZOMG JOBAH TO TEH PEN!!!!!11!!1

  • The Evil Empire

    Hey there are two people with Matt, which one is the old Matt that I always enjoyed having a consultation with?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Alright boys, lets go. I want the Yankees to beat the Rays like Pacquiao beat Hatton.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ AFKATS (Artist blah blah blah)

    How you guys like my new acronym?

    Sleek, stylish, no fuss, no muss!

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Away from Keyboard at the Shore?

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

        Well done. Golf clap.

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

      AFKATS is catchy.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ AFKATS (Artist blah blah blah)

        You like it?

        I’m thinking I go lowercase with Afkats at some point. I don’t want people to think I’m screaming at them. Unless of course, I am.

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

          Why not just “The Artist”?

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            OK, let me try that for a while. I’m already sick of AFKATS.

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

              AFKATS sounds like you’re someone who LOOOVVEES the cock.

              • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                and . . . . . ?

                Get used to it Mike, its over. Rebecca has cured me of my identity questions.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Sounds like some kind of test.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ AFKATS (Artist blah blah blah)

        You need 900 to pass.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ AFKATS (Artist blah blah blah)

          Check that, I NEED $900 for you to pass.

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

      Meh.

      Your new handle makes me want to buy supplemental insurance.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-EZf56AfYc

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ AFKATS (Artist blah blah blah)

        Hahahahahh!

      • SJ44

        You see AJ start out like this and you wonder why he can’t harness it.

        Pena making this inning last longer and that’s not good.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Still getting the hang of the old Reply button, are we?

  • pc69

    Look for Burnett to have a strong game tonight. Unless he is hurt or just off(unlikely) he will bounce back from the meltdown in Boston and against the Angels.

  • Drew

    I’m ready for some baseball! Damnit, Kay is still here! Eh, I’ll take what I can get.

  • Ivan

    Well I am not worried. My Yankees will bounce back.

    Besides, they will the bloody sawx lata.

    • Ivan

      get

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      That’s the positive thinking Optimist Prime likes!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    *resists AJ BJ joke*

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

    Oh A.J.

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

      Ooohhh A.J.!

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

        Mr. Popavero, you have a MASSIVE erection.

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

          Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

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

        Damn you Ramiro.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    I am a ‘sporadic’ regular but I’m here to stay at RAB as of yesterday. Had my last final ever at Villanova yesterday and now finally have some free time.

    SJ44, good to see you’ve finally made the transition. Always enjoyed your thoughts during the early days of Lohud.. I stopped reading game threads over a year ago because I started bleeding out of my eyes.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Congrats on graduating.

      GO SYRACUSE!

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

        Oh, Jamie didn’t graduate from Villanova… Jamie just had Jamie’s “last final”.

        http://www.instantrimshot.com

        • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

          Well I “graduate” in a little over a week. Just didn’t want to jinx it.

          But thanks.

  • donttradecano

    i knew the inital joke was coming

  • Drew

    Umpire got all samurai with that punch out.

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

    Nasty.

  • Doreen Gallotti

    This feels like a continuation of Joba’s outing so far. Good start.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    It’s a whole lot harder to steal when you strike out.

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

    And so the era of overmatched Ramiro Pena begins.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Let’s hope that error doesn’t have a butterfly effect.

  • daneptizl

    Ramiro is struggles… just today and tomorrow though…

    • donttradecano

      is struggling.

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

        It’s don’t.

      • daneptizl

        It came out the way I wanted.

  • Yankee1010

    Burnett has some filthy stuff right now.

    Good God, Ramiro. What’s with the glove yesterday and today?

  • Nady Nation

    Defensive Wiz FTL

  • BJ

    UGH

  • donttradecano

    ahhhh ramiro.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Aysh, poor Peña.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Um…what’s the deal Ramiro?

  • Drew

    Man, this Ramiro kid is no Melvin Croussette.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Leave off the last “e” Drew. Damn it! You’re better than that.

      • Drew

        Crap.

  • Jeremy

    It’s ok, Ransom would have turned that ball into an inside the park home run.

  • BJ

    Even after that AB I still want Crawford in pinstripes next season.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    Hey there are actually people sitting behind home plate tonight! Must be the bear market rally giving the ‘fat cats’ some confidence.

    I just love the term fat cats

    • pat
      • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

        hahahah classic

    • donttradecano

      seats seem packed

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

      AFKATS >>>>>>>>>>> “fat cats”

    • donttradecano

      couple of fat cats, couple of AIs, dreamin of fly shit instead of them grey skys.

  • Drew

    Man where was that one?

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    I don’t like that Evan Longoria is so good

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      My fantasy team does

      • donttradecano

        mine too. kept him from last year for $1

      • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

        Speaking of fantasy… i made the mistake of drafting CC, AJ and Joba… I’m in first place at the moment.. but need diversity in my rotation.. out of those three who should I attempt to trade to get fair value/another top flight starter?

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

          OH NOOES YOUR TALKING ABOUT FANTASY LANNY’S GONNA GETCHA

          • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

            oh shush its yankees related.

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

              No, you’re good money.

              Just funnin’ on everyone’s favorite RAB commenter, the Lann-man.

              • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

                well what do you think TSJCAKARU

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

                  I have no advice for you.

                  I don’t play fantasy baseball, don’t have the time.

                  I also don’t play fantasy football. “Playing” involves the possibility of failure.

                  I win fantasy football.

        • some call me…tim

          Nobody. Ever. The Yankees win the next 136 to finish the season.

          Nothing else matters.

        • Buddy Biancalana

          Wait until they start pitching better, sell high. CC will get the most bang for your buck tho.

          • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

            Buddy – that’s what I figured… I’d love to try and get either Haren or Doc Holliday for CC. In my dreams probably.

  • vin

    Did anyone catch the stat on YES yesterday – something to the affect of no Yankee pitcher striking out 12 in the last 6 or 7 years? That’s an embarassingly long time.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Nah, it was just no K of 12+ at Yankee Stadium. They’ve done it on the road since then.

      • vin

        Oh I missed that part… still pretty lame.

    • Drew

      Nah, Moose did it about 2 years ago I believe. The last time a pitcher did it in the Bronx was again, Moose, that was about 5 years ago.

  • Ivan

    God lil kim looks horrible.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    That old man had some hops.

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

    11 extra pitches he had to throw. That basically means the bullpen will have to throw one inning they shouldn’t have this game because of Pena’s error.

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

      Lesson learned: It’s always Mexico’s fault

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Ron Mexico?

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

          Como Estas, BITCHES!

    • Jeremy

      Go stand in the corner Ramiro.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Its all interconnected. Can’t dismiss any aspect of the game.

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

      Not to mention increase A.J.’s chance of injury.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        That, and the fact that he’s breathing.

    • Drew

      Our record in games with an error is no bueno. Hopefully we improve on that today.

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

        I suspect that’s not a problem unique to the Yanks though.

        • Drew

          I’m sure it isn’t, just hoping we improve upon that record today, obviously.

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

          The Yankees record when they score fewer runs than their opponent is below .500.

          The Red Sox record when they score fewer runs than their opponent is above .500.

          We suck.

          • Drew

            Yea yea, while I appreciate your sarcasm, errors don’t have to dictate wins and losses.

  • UWS

    Presented without comment:

    Pavano pitching against Boston tonight.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      In a perfect world, Pavano gives up 10 but Cleveland wins 11-10.

  • Ivan

    If Arod does come back,

    would you set ya lineup like this

    Damon
    Jeter
    Cano
    A-Rod
    Tex
    Posada
    Swisher
    Matsui
    Cabrera

    • donttradecano

      posadas hurt.

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      Is it more important to give ARod or Tex protection in the lineup?

      • Ivan

        Persoanlly I like Tex as my 5th hitter alot.

        • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

          But I think it’s time we get the slumping Tex some pitches to see with Alex behind him.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          I like Alex #3, for a lot of reasons. But I don’t think it will happen.

    • Drew

      Flip Teix and Cano. Assuming JoPo returns without a hitch.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Nah, keep tex in front of A-Rod; Canó’s OBP is almost entirely average driven.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        That’s why I like Cano #5. I want him to p/u Alex’s scraps.

    • vin

      Not sure when Cano will turn into a #3 hitter… hopefully he can get back to taking some walks.

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

      Nah, Tex is a better hitter than Cano. Get him up there as much as possible.

      • Ivan

        Yes, but personally if Tex is ya 5th hitter that could be killer plus, I luv the protection he makes for A-Rod.

    • daneptizl

      Damon
      Jeter
      Tex
      A-Rod
      Matsui
      Posada
      Cano
      Swisher
      Cabrera

      That’s what I guess it would be if people get healthy.

      • Ivan

        I wouldn’t Cano that low in the lineup. To me the lowest he might go is the 5th spot.

        • daneptizl

          I don’t think Cano displaces Dekster at the 5 slot.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    To anyone wondering, Andy Sonnastine is neither related to me, or as far as I know, Drew.

    • donttradecano

      now i can sleep at night.

      • Drew

        You shall sleep peacefully, Sonnastine is my uncle’s brother’s sister’s husband’s cousin two times removed.

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

      What about Andy Dufresne?

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        He was framed.

  • BJ

    Sonnanstines gonna get the gold glove tonight

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    So if my Spanish is up to scratch, the announcers just said that NY has the worst weather in the AL in the month of April.

    • Doreen Gallotti

      Doesn’t surprise me at all. The last few years anyway.

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

        It’s God, testing our faith.

        The good Mo works in mysterious ways.

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

    Way to make Sonnanstine work Tex.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    OH NO! They’re shifting on Tex. I thought that stopped when we got rid of ol’ whats his face.

    • Doreen Gallotti

      i thought Tex was supposed to be able to hit to all fields?

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        Not that time.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          “You can hit all of the fields some of the time, but you can’t hit to all of the fields all of the time.”

          A very famous man once said that, and I have absolutely nothing amusing or even mildly funny to add at this point.

    • some call me…tim

      how come none of those yahoos bunt to keep them legit???

      • Accent Shallow

        Of the players who get the shift, how many of them can run worth a damn?

        • some call me…tim

          if you can bunt it into left field, even molina could leg one out…

  • donttradecano

    Ex Giant, now Tampa WR Anthony Mix arrested on felony charges of having relations with a 15 yr old.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      O_O

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        What’s even more shocking is that its illegal in Alabama.

        There goes THAT stereotype.

  • Jose

    Why does Texeira get a shift? I never remember one in the past.

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

    Lol @ Bengals for signing Roy Williams. Have fun wit that coverage. Hmm, maybe make him a backer. Would be better for the team.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Why do people continue to bash Joba for his fist pumps? I mean the guy was pitching against Boston, Making their lineup look entirely stupid after the first. I think people need to shut their traps and let the kid ball by all and any means necessary.

    • donttradecano

      who did?

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        On Mike Fatcesa’s program. Probably mostly Met fans who are mad they have no Starting pitching.

        • donttradecano

          Funny because Krod basically says Mass after a pop up to the shortstop.

          • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

            Oh but hes in the bullpen so it’s all cool according to all these nimrods.

            • donttradecano

              Did they really say that, because Joba wasnt allowed to do it when he was in the pen

              • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

                My point exactly.

              • Drew

                Yes, because its okay to do it when you “close” the game, eighth inning is far less important.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      People hate fun. This is sports, its serious business

    • Drew

      Yeah no one said shit when Masterson and Lester did it, but I suppose it’s okay for them, because they’re Redsox.

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        Fatcesa has a hard on for the Red Sox this year. Funny thing for him is .. even the pills didn’t work. So he’s happy.

        • donttradecano

          THE RED SOX DO EVERYTHING RIGHT!!!!!!!

          • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

            Well they have of late. Can’t argue with that even though the sarcasm was implied.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    That was a beautiful thing to watch.

  • Accent Shallow

    That was practically in the RH batters box. I can live with it, though.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      After the horrible umpiring the Yankees have had so far this year I think they are due for their share of breaks.

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

    Unhittable fastballs from Burnett. The only thing the batter could possibly do with them is foul ‘em off.

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

      Don’t you love watching pitchers with nasty stuff on the Yankees?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    I love the way Swisher gives up his whole body to the play.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Yeah it looked like a suicide mission compared to what Abreu did the past couple years.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Oh man. This is beautiful.

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

      Are you kidding me? The Yankees just lost 2 in a row to the Red Sox. The front office is embarrassing.

      It’s plays like that they make me think about wanting Johnny back. Yes, I know it was hard but he looks real sluggish out there sometimes.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        We don’t want him back. Jason Bay is shining up his resume with every performance.

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

          I don’t want a Canadian in LF.

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

    AJ’s got it all working tonight. Enjoy it.

  • Accent Shallow

    Love how Molina was popping up to throw that to third before the ump reacted. He knew it was strike 3.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Even the crummy ump’s can’t call that a ball.

  • daneptizl

    Hitting them with the Jelly Leg.

  • Drew

    Damn, JD almost had that, it was smoked though.

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

    Heh, I couldn’t help but laugh at Damon stumbling after hitting the wall.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      So over played. Just wanted to cover his tracks for missing the ball. I’m sure.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    The Spanish announcers just said that Johnny Damon was running towards the wall like Bobby Abreu…

    • Doreen Gallotti

      But Bobby Abreu NEVER ran TOWARD the wall! :lol:

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Hence . . . . .

  • Lance

    Dioner Navarro is the Melky Cabrera of Catchers.

  • daneptizl

    Burnett should use the two seamer that starts inside on the lefties more.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Gotta wait for the 2nd or 3rd time through the order for that one. Can’t unleash the whole arsenal the first time around.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice inning, AJ. Lets go offense, work the count, put some on the board early.

  • donttradecano

    what does $2 get you at dunkin donuts?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      123,000 calories.

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

      I don’t know bout DD but it can get you a cleveland steamer two blocks from my house.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        That’ll teach ya.

        Next time break up with the girl face to face, not with some cheesy text message.

  • Jose

    AJ is showing everyone how a dominant starter gets everything going right from the first inning instead of settling in during the second. Where is the defense though? He should just strikeout more people out to avoid them having to mak plays.

    • Drew

      I laughed at this. Even the best of them aren’t always perfect.

    • Steve in MN

      even dominate pitcher has how many pitches thrown threw 2?

  • Alex S

    i love the way matsui scorches breaking balss

  • Drew

    Matsui is the man. He’s been on fiya since getting that knee drained.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      We should drain Tex’s knees.

  • dkidd

    i just looked up red ruffing. 335 career complete games!

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      One of the all time greats. Ace of the 1939 staff, which is probably the greatest team in the history of Baseball.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Ayayay Robbie. He looks like he’s pressing.

  • Drew

    What have you done with Robbie!!!??

  • pat

    Fucking fatman scoop needs to slow his roll a little bit. His job is to report the news not talk shit about the Yankees every chance he gets.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Abe?

      • pat

        Yeah, I freaking hate that guy.

        • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

          It’s his job. He can get carried away at times though. It’s not like he has had a lot of positive stuff to talk about, right?

          • pat

            Look at the last thing he wrote.. he mocked a reader that sent him an email. Who the hell does he think he is? Thats ridiculous.. He keeps talking shit about how empty the seats are but he fails to mention that attendance is down EVERYWHERE. The Yankees are leading mlb in attendance so far this year.

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

              My man pat, can you provide a link for that? Want to prove it to my dad.

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

      Actually… That’s his job in the newspaper. The blog? It’s kinda his prerogative what he writes there. (Now, the quality of his analysis/criticism could certainly improve, but that’s a different point.)

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

    Cano, what’s happening with ya man!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Can at least take one, Robby…

  • Joe from Long Island

    I guess this is the adult site. It’s a shame what’s happened to Pete’s site, but one has to adapt.

    • Buddy Biancalana

      Agreed, it’s why I’m here too.

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

        Welcome. Just please keep it more RAB rather than Lohud.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Yes, when you call someone an ‘asshole’ address the other person the way they do in the British House of Commons.

          Something like “The Right Honorable Gentleman is an asshole who knows nothing about Baseball. But a fine, upstanding citizen otherwise. “

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      What happened to his site?

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

        The idiots have taken over.

  • daneptizl

    I always get confused… is Cano just mad slow or does he not go hard.

  • Matt-Pitt

    That error by Pena hurts AJ’s pitch count pretty hard. Didn’t know he is 41 through 2. Hold em’ here this inning. Our offense will eventually start working the count on a mediocre pitcher.

    Pena, gotta let it roll man. Weren’t gonna get him anyway.

    • Doreen Gallotti

      Do we worry so much about AJ’s pitch count, though?

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

        It is what it is. No sense in worrying about it. Not like we can change anything.

      • Matt-Pitt

        I guess not since he has the stuff of an ace but with a pitcher of his injury history, its always something I would pay a little attention too.

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

    Damn Longoria kid. Shoulda stuck with Desperate Housewives.

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

      Nice. Golf clap.

  • dkidd

    johan santana vs chan ho park

    if the mets lose, they should contract the franchise

    • donttradecano

      Veras for Johan?

      • dkidd

        who would marte salsa dance with?

  • Matt-Pitt

    AJ is getting squeezed on that breaking ball. Come on, bear down man.

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

    Keep it at 1 A.J. come on.

  • Doreen Gallotti

    Ha! I’m so proud. My daughter is still at school (til Friday) and she just called me – she’s watching the game on Gameday! I didn’t even know she knew it existed! :)

  • Joe from Long Island

    Didn’t get squeezed there.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Hmm, next year’s lineup?

    Derek Jeter
    Carl Crawford
    Mark Teixeira
    Alex Rodriguez
    Robinson Cano
    Jorge Posada
    Nick Swisher
    Johnny Damon
    Melky Cabrera/Austin Jackson

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Sounds good to me. It’s not a foregone conclusion though. Who knows what can happen with the Crawford situation since there is a variety of things that can.

    • donttradecano

      why wouldnt crawford lead off?

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

    Got some help from the Ump there.

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

    Where the F does Carlos Pena get off not swinging at that 2-2 pitch? Doesn’t he realize he’s Carlos Pena?

    (That was a nasty pitch to get the K, though.)

  • Matt-Pitt

    Burrell has some towering fly balls. C’mon offense, get it back.

  • Drew

    Alright men lets get one back.