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

    He’s got a nicer smile.

  • pat

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

    Pop tell ur dad to put that in his Wesley Pipes and smoke it.

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

      Gracias mi amigo.

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

        Heh, didn’t know it was that easy. I never go to ESPN.com though. Always afraid Kruk or Philips will pop up and scream Joba to the pen to me. a little box like a virus that you just can’t exit out of.

        • pat

          Any of these other asshats asked me for that link they would have gotten the old ‘let me google that for you’ routine, but not you buddy.

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

            I would follow you into the myths of Avalon if that’s what you mean.

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

      What about Billy Bong Thorton?

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

      I loathe you for making me emerge as Pete Abe’s defender, but you’re being a tad unfair to Pete Abe, don’t you think? Do you think the recession is the only reason attendance in the most-expensive seats is sparse? If not, then what Pete Abe said isn’t so bad. Snarky, sure, but not inaccurate.

      • pat

        Oh I’m sure some people were priced out of the mad expensive seats. But I do think the recession piece has alot to do with it. He also took his little photo at the exact time as first pitch.. what baseball stadium is packed to capacity by the first pitch?? I’m looking at the seats now and it looks like they’re pretty filled.

        He has a small iota of a point that the seats are very expensive ,something the Yankees already admitted and took steps to rectify. I guess his snark and epic d-baggery really just rubs me the wrong way.

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

          No worries, I hear you. He can definitely be a dick, I don’t like defending him. I just don’t think what he said on this one point was really wrong, he just went about it like a dick.

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

    Lets go YANKEES! * CLAPP CLAPP CLAPP CLAPP*

  • Drew

    In regards to the Crawford talk, I’d think we have a better shot at Bay than CC. I have to think Tampa will pick up the option then trade him for some prospects.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Might be true. Interesting to think about though. Love the ground he covers in the outfield.

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        Okay, do not love the ground he covers in the outfield.

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

      Funny you say that. I was thinking about that earlier today. Since the Sox are going to go hard after him we can do the swoop-job part III.

      • dkidd

        bay is a folk hero in boston. no way he’s leaving

        • V

          But the Yankees can at least make sure the Red Sox pay way too much for way too many years.

        • Drew

          Jason Varitek? Johnny Damon? You can’t truly believe what you just said.

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

          So was Johnny Damon right? I’m pretty sure they were interested in keeping him.

  • Accent Shallow

    Watching Sonnanstine is absolutely painful. I hate his bland delivery, and his crap stuff.

  • Jose

    Pena =/= Arod is true, Pena is probably more clutch then Arod.

    • Drew

      Lanny with a new name? Interesting tactic.

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

        No man, you should have seen this dude’s trade ideas last night. GENIUS!

        • Drew

          I saw them.. lol

  • dkidd

    every time melky makes an out, i think “is this when he starts to suck again?”

    • Drew

      That is the problem with all you anti-Melkers.

  • UWS

    I’m only following on Gameday, but it appears that there are two strike zones: one for Burnett and one for Sonnanstine. True?

    • some call me…tim

      same as last night’s…

  • V

    Wow, Pena rocketed a foul ball. I’d love to see him get an HR this year.

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

    “batiando ambidextro” = switch hitter in Spanish.

    I’m getting good at this.

    The Yankees, meanwhile, are not.

    • vin

      So what’s Venditte?

      Pitchiero Ambidextro?

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

        No, there’s a different word…

        “Lanzador ambidextro”

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

      Sé de un bar en Chelsea, donde los puertorriqueños de oscilación en ambos sentidos.

  • Accent Shallow

    And Ramiro helps Sonnanstine out by grounding out on a neck-level pitch.

    He’s a bum, make him work please.

  • Steve in MN

    even though he just got an out, Pena seems to be handling himself up here. 6 pitch at-bat ain’t too shabby. think he stays on as utility guy?

    • V

      God I hope so. 10x better than Berroa. He could be a solid utility infielder for the next 6 years.

    • vin

      No doubt. I think the Yankees have seen enough of Ransom, and Berroa has no future with the club, so why give him the playing time.

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

        I’m so tired of veterans who cant field their position on the bench.

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

      Doubt it. But I’ve been wrong before.

    • Drew

      I sure hope not.

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

    Call me old fashioned but I hate when guys dive when they don’t need too. But, ya gotta try to get the gold glove I guess.

    • Drew

      F*ck a gold glove, it’s all about the webgems baby!

  • BJ

    man crawford’s good, the kay stamp of approval is kinda killing it for me tho

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

    Hmm… Doug Waechter?

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

      You cheater.

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

        No sir. It was a toss up between him or Hideo Nomo.

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

    “parte alta” = top of the inning.

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

      Esa sería la única cosa que los Yanks han sido en la parte superior de los últimos tiempos.

  • Accent Shallow

    Mr. Bartlett, you’re not much of a hitter. Let AJ Burnett remind you of that fact.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Aj’s got some nasty stuff man. I wish he used his changeup more though. Not like its a below-average pitch he has.

    Nice play, Teix.

  • Drew

    Good thing this guy can play D!

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

    Difference between Giambi and Teixeira:

    Teixeira ain’t a stone pillar at first.

  • pc69

    Ok, just checking in from mowing the lawn. How does Burnett look? His strike out of Pena sounded like a nasty pitch but hard to tell from the dynamic duo on the radio

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

      Ya man. Stuff has been filthy. No doubt, fb has looked unhittable. The breaking ball has had nasty movement. But you’re getting this from a Burnett lover.

  • dkidd

    what happens if the staff era is 1.26 the next three weeks and no one wants to pitch to jorge when he comes back?

    • Drew

      They find a new place to pitch.

    • pc69

      That would be interesting. I still think Posada needs to DH more than he has been catching.

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

        It really is interesting how different their styles and game calling are. They complement each other very well.

    • Tony

      Molina is not a starting-caliber catcher. Cut this garbage out.

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

        Jorge’s 36 (37 in August) and he needs some days off whether we like it or not.

        • Tony

          Of course he’s going to get off days. That’s not what this comment was about.

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

      I was going to say this but I didn’t want to get into the whole Jorge’s game calling argument. But I think with Molina behind the plate, the pitchers will improve and some make take it as a coincidence. And with the addition of A-Rod’s bat hopefully Friday or immediately thereafter, the offensive production should be much better considering Alex is Alex and he’ll be protecting Tex so he should turn it around. So I think it’s all good. If they don’t like pitching to Jorgey, then it’s too bad.

  • Reggie C.

    Navarro is one tough bastard.

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

    Why doesn’t CC use his change more often? He makes hitters look absolutely stupid from what I saw when I was at Saturday’s game. I’m not saying should be just like Johan but the guy’s change is awfully impressive.

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

    Ayayay AJ

  • Matt-Pitt

    Ahh man… Not what you wanna do with a 0-2 count and the guy just fouled off like 7 pitches. Bounce back, AJ.

  • Accent Shallow

    I guess that’s one way to deal with a hitter who keeps fouling off pitches.

  • Drew

    80 pitches.. Damnit Ramiro

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

      That means he’s still got about three innings left in the tank, according to The Girardi Scale.

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

        Or he if strikes out his next 8 that would be 2.2 innings on the Girardi Scale.

  • V

    Burnett can throw 120 pitches.

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

      Now that it’s May, yes.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Thats some serious heat. Really need a quick inning from AJ in the 5th. High pitch count early on.

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

    This is why I <3 you A.J. Now, let’s get this guy some runs please.

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

    Aysh, terrible news about Remy

    http://baseballmusings.com/?p=33519

    I know he’s the Sox guy, but baseball’s still baseball. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone.

    • gayle

      True that best wishes maybe the tobacco chewers on the sox will tak note as well

    • soriano

      I lived in Boston for a long time and nobody hates the bosox more than I. But Remy is a class act who was always fir to the Yankees or any other opposing team. Wish him the very best.

      • Bob Stone

        I lived in Boston for 19 years. As A Yankee fan since 1955, I had a lot of fun with being in enemy territory, including going to Fenway in full Yankee regalia (especially in the 1996-2000 time frame). I agree with all that you say about Remy and would add that I think he is one of the best announcers in the game. The Remy/Orsillo team on NESN is better than the Yanks broadcasters (and I like their team especially Coney and Singleton). I wish Jerry a speedy recovery.

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

      Yeah it’s always nice to remember that our rivals are real people and not just cartoon characters. Best wishes to Remy and his family. I was actually on NESN a few years back and only met Remy for a moment, but he was very gracious with his time.

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

      Very sad, Lung Cancer is one of the toughest to cure.

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

    EIGHTY PITCHES THROUGH 4?! How did it get that high?

    • Drew

      Lots of strike outs + error in the first.

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

      By trying to strike everyone out and working the count high to almost every batter.

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

      Blech.

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

    Nice job taking the ball away from the kid, asshole.

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

    Heh, the Spanish guys were going through whose on the DL and said Cervelli instead of Posada before catching themselves.

    Meanwhile, CAN WE GET SOMEONE ON BASE?! Please? This ain’t Johan Santana here.

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

    Now that is some serious range to the left. Jeter wouldn’t haven’t gotten to that ball with a three second head start.

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

      Dude…how bad was that play in the first last night? I mean seriously. That was soul crushing.

  • dkidd

    shortstops are allowed to go to their left?

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

    Watch gameday is so unsatisfying after watching two games on real TV. Sigh.

  • KP

    Is it just me or does it seem like over the last three games the Yankees haven’t been able to get a call?

    • Drew

      From the ump? Did you watch yesterday?

  • Corey

    “Not Equals” == “!=”

  • Reggie C.

    Sonnastine is in control.

    • soriano

      Sonnastine beats nobody like he beats the Yankees. I know this is true with all dogsh*t pitchers. They always shine vs. Yankees. But this guy always seems to do so. At least we are not leaving too many RISP.

  • pat

    Is it just me or are these foul ball kids terrible with the glove? Maybe I’m just used to Skippy, the Ozzie Smith of foul ball kids. Skippy would backhand scorchers without getting up from his stool. These kids look like Jason Giambi with a blindfold.

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

      That kid had hands softer than Costanza.

      • Corey Nord-Podberesky

        easy big fella

    • Drew

      I miss skippy.

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

    Believe it or not, right now our offense is still having a better night than the Mets.

  • Matt-Pitt

    There you go, Teix. Come on Mats.

  • GG

    when your team can’t knock around andy sonnanstine on the road there is a problem

    • dkidd

      when your team is getting no-hit by chan ho park at home, there’s a bigger one

  • Corey Nord-Podberesky

    Is Sonnanstine jewish??

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

      Huh, I didn’t realize Sonnanstine was a Jedi name.

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

        Funny…she doesn’t look Druish.

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

        IETC.

  • Jose

    Finally a shift against the Yankees hurts the other team. Although we should have hitters who dont even have it used on them.

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

    Hit-deki!

  • Eirias

    This guy is serving up high 80s fastballs, how are we not crushing him?

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

      Its called locating and changing speeds.

      Believe it or not, there’s more to pitching than MPH.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice piece of hitting, Mats.

    Big spot to break out of it, Robby. Lets do it kid.

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

    Go go GODZILLA!

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

    Nice hit Hideki!

    Now would be a really, really, really good time for Robbie to bust out of his slump.

  • Reggie C.

    Stick a needle in him. Mats is alive!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He’s been alive.

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

    Crawford played that wall like a champ.

  • vin

    Hmmm… which Robi will show up?

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

      baaad.

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

    Motherfucker Robbie.

  • Drew

    Damnit Cano wtf is going on.

  • Reggie C.

    Cano fails yet again with RISP.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Damnit… Should’ve at least taken a strike there. Work the count a little Robby and wait for a pitch you can drive.

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

    I am still so unconvinced by Robbie’s new found “plate discipline.”

    • Drew

      Well, it’s easy to say that when he’s 0 for his last 14.

      • Jake K

        It’s easy to say when he has 1 walk in his last 14 games.

        • Drew

          Yeah I believe you already pointed that out in the last thread. When you get a hit every other time up you don’t exactly want to or have to walk.

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

            He’s 0 for his last 14, so, no, he doesn’t get a hit every other time up.

            Do you think Robinson Cano has no reason to improve his plate discipline?

            • Drew

              I pointed out that he is 0 for his last 14. My point was that a week ago when he was up near .380, his walks weren’t an issue. Now that he’s 0-14 it is. Robbie has looked much better with plate discipline excluding the last 3 games plus today. When a guy is hitting .370+ how much do you want him to walk?

              • Jake K

                Which is fine, if you can sustain that .370+ BA. Pretty much no one, Robbie included, can.

                • Drew

                  Yeah I know, but when you only make an out 60% of the time how much room is there to really walk. Once he breaks out of this funk, we’ll see what he’s really got as far as plate discipline goes. My opinion is that the 1 in last 12 was a result of extremely hot hitting, excluding the past 3.

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

                “I pointed out that he is 0 for his last 14.”

                Just because you pointed it out doesn’t mean it can’t be used as part of an argument against you.

                “When a guy is hitting .370+ how much do you want him to walk?”

                Yeah, but Drew… Do you expect Cano to consistently hit in the .370 range for the rest his career, or even just for the rest of this season? Obviously the answer is no, since that’s completely unrealistic. Improved plate discipline would be wonderful for Cano.

                • Drew

                  True, I explained my reasoning right here: http://riveraveblues.com/2009/05/game-27-spillover-thread-11321/#comment-369538
                  I know Robbie won’t hit 370..

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

                  Ok. I think you defend Cano by alleging that his detractors only harp on his slumps, but I think maybe you should be careful not to do the same thing on the other side (over-emphasize his streaks). Look, I love Cano and I love his insane streaks. I just think he’d be a more well-rounded offensive threat, and a more consistent offensive threat, if he improved his plate discipline. Until he does that, I don’t think he’ll avoid the streaks and slumps that we’ve seen so far in his career.

                • Drew

                  Definitely, I’m overprotective of Robbie And Melky, sometimes to a fault. I know he needs to improve his discipline and I thought he was on his way with his start this year. Let’s just wait it out and hope for the best.

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

      I’m with you. Such a polarizing figure, young Robinson.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop
    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      He should stick to getting players contracts.

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

        What, you don’t like the HR Derby during the WS and games at neutral sites? YOU CRAZY!

  • Jake H

    They are awesome with RISP!

    • thurdonpaul

      oh yeah

  • donttradecano

    remember when yankee starters didnt strike people out?

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

      Seriously. Now it seems like every night we get a little montage of [insert pitcher here]’s 8 K’s or whatever.

      • donttradecano

        i like it.

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

          I love it. Love it.

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

      Remember when the Yankees won titles because they had true yankees and played the game the right way?

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

        You should grow the ‘stache, Pop.

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

          I got Yankeeography 98 on the way.

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

            Good, young padawan.

            (Takes sip from souvenir Collector’s Series ’87 Dave Righetti cup.)

      • thurdonpaul

        paulie is missed

  • Reggie C.

    Bird-nett??

    what’s with the pigeons?

    • Drew

      Worst thing I’ve ever seen.

  • dkidd

    david cone wants to “send kim jones down”

    i’m 12

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

      . . . to the bullpen.

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

      And I’m convinced Cone is a pervert. He loves to talk about pitchers getting jerked off. Wasn’t he involved in a few nasty sex scandals?

      • thurdonpaul

        yes he was

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

        An overblown bullpen incident, other than that I dont know of any.

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

          Actually, check that. It wasn’t overblown. I forgot that he actually pulled little David out.

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

    Damn, the Brewers are up 9-0 on the Reds in the second.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And the Sox are winning too.

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

      It’s a good thing Arroyo has the guts to pitch in the AL East, cause he doesn’t have the stuff to pitch in the NL.

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

        and if we had that contract on the books, AJ probably wouldn’t be here.

        • vin

          The same can probably be said for Jarrod Washburn’s contract.

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

            Yeah, good point. In this economy nobody would ever pay him 10 mil per.

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

          And that would make me sad.

    • vin

      Is Wang pitching? :( (couldn’t help myself)

    • V

      But, but, but, it’s ARROYO – the guy Francessa thinks the Yankees need to get so they can move Jobber to the bullpen!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Very nice 1-2-3 for AJ. Needed that. Come on offense, pick your starter up.

  • Drew

    Nice! We needed that

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

    AJ got a little help on that second pitch.

  • dkidd

    will any of these teams make the playoffs?

    cardinals
    brewers
    royals

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

      I would be surprised.

    • donttradecano

      royals

    • vin

      I never doubt Tony LaRussa and Dave Duncan.

  • donttradecano

    for some reason i like that biz markie commercial

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

      It’s the blonde.

      • donttradecano

        good because for a second i thought it was because of biz markie. makes me feel better

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

      I like it too.

  • Voice Of Reason

    add the Yanks to that list.

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

    Swisher swung 3-0…? WTF?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Just missed it, Swish.

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

    Damn, I wish this stadium was still Coors Field East.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice idea, horrible execution.

  • Reggie C.

    Melky swinging at the dirt and actually made contact. Too bad. Sonnastine is cruising.

  • UWS

    Remember when Yankees used to score lots of runs?

    Me neither.

    • Nady Nation

      I miss Bitch Tits.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Man… Our offense can’t do ANYTHING right now. Lets hope 3rd time through wakes them up.

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

    If there’s anything more disheartening right now than the bottom of the line up, please, please let me know.

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

      hmmmmm . . . . the rest of the lineup?

      • kunaldo

        our phobia of junkballers?

  • Jake H

    I just want some effort out there.

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

      I want grit.

      And toughness.

    • Reggie C.

      AJ heard you . But so did Sonnastine.

  • Andrew

    Suzyn Waldman thinks ARod will be relieved late in games for Ramiro Pena due for defensive reasons. Terrible.

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

      Yeah, Maybe if Alex was still a shortstop.

    • dkidd

      pat burrell looks like dave matthews

      • Corey Nord-Podberesky

        i think more like pre-rapper Joaquin Phoenix

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

      Girardi already said he won’t play him every day.

      Are you complaining? A-Rod most of the time is better than what we have now.

  • Voice Of Reason

    Right now the Yanks have to have the weakest bottom of the lineup in all of baseball. Damn I can’t wait to see ARod back.

  • Coach6423

    is it safer here than Lo_hud??

    • Drew

      Give us your poor, your starving, and the sane Lohudders.

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

        Seriously, they are coming here in droves. It must be getting ugly over there.

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

      Yes. When you call someone an asshole, you have to refer to them as ‘The Right Honorable Gentleman’ asshole.

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

        Dude I keep thinking you’re calling ME an asshole when you say that.

        (Awaiting inevitable snarky response. lol)

        PS: It’s a good joke, though, glad to see you not letting it stay confined in just one thread.

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

          Hey, that thread got closed right after I posted it.

          I need to get all the mileage I can out of my 6-7 jokes.

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

            Haha, you’re right, my bad.

  • Drew

    Haha, you see that Jeter doll? At least someone is sitting in the expensive seats.

  • Mister Delaware

    Anyone else miss those unclutch 3 run HRs in the early innings?

    • kunaldo

      well played sir

  • Corey Nord-Podberesky

    why must we hit like doody with RISP

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

      HEY HEY HEY!!

      Watch the language, Scrappy!

      • Corey Nord-Podberesky

        it just gets me so frustrated
        oy vey

  • Matt-Pitt

    AJ should’ve got that 2-2 slider call.

    DP ball, lets go.

  • Jake K

    Over the last two games the Yankee starters have 4 BB and 20 Ks. We lost one game and are losing the second. That’s all kinds of crazy.

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

      That is really fucked up.

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

    Man, Molina gets beat up every game.

  • guy

    just one question…. if righties are hitting .423 against sonny; how come all our switch hitters are batting lefty??

    • V

      Probably because they’re not used to batting same side vs. same side.

  • Andrew

    So…to protect against second guessing… this will likely be AJ’s last inning, who do you go to in the 7th? Anyone but Coke comes running out of the bullpen and I’ll be pissed. I don’t even care about matchups.

    • kunaldo

      mo’s had enough rest, run him out there for the rest of the game………

  • Matt-Pitt

    Man… lot of LoHudders here today. Some crazy shit must’ve gone down over there.

    • V

      It’s just become insufferable.

      I’m V/’Someone Else’ at LoHud, and Pete’s losing me with the ARod bashing/Girardi bashing.

      • V

        And yeah, I was pimping RAB at Lohud earlier ;-)

      • kunaldo

        yeah, that drove me away a while ago

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

        The constant reminders that the seats behind home plate are empty is wearing thin. We got the point the first 25 times, no need to have three updates per game thread (with pictures!) about it. Especially when it’s just after first pitch, give people a chance to settle in.

        • V

          The only game I went to was the Tuesday night As game, Terrace Suite behind the plate, and people were coming and going all game long, doing circuits around the stadium, going down to the Main level and watching the game from the concourse, etc.

          The stadium’s -too- good.

          I don’t think the Yankees are lying about their attendance figures. People are just not sitting in their seats.

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

          In case anyone has noticed, there are empty seats everywhere. People in the upper decks hang out in the standing room behind the two lower deck seats, people hang out in the bars in CF and the people in the high priced seats hang out in the Yankee Steakhouse.

  • Reggie C.

    C’mon AJ. CHALLENGE THESE HITTERS!

  • Matt-Pitt

    DP ball even more now… C’mon AJ.

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

    AJ looks like he’s tiring. It might not be 1-0 much longer.

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

    Damnit. A.j needs to grind this shit out.

  • Drew

    Ahh, the lost art of the Sac-fly.

  • Reggie C.

    How come the Yanks can’t put together a sequence like we just saw??

    1 run!!

    FUCK!

  • ShawnT

    wow does almost every pitcher have to look like a number 1 ace against the yanks
    this year we only get to the bullpen

    • Tom Zig

      Aside from the first time we faced Beckett this year, I agree.

      Even that Uehara guy shut us down for a while.

    • A.D.

      I miss the ball throwing pen of the Tigers.

  • Tom Zig

    If only we can find a way to get Sonnanstine out of the game, we can take this game.

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

    Fuck A.j.

  • Nady Nation

    It sucks not having a lead over a 3 game span.

  • donttradecano

    sigh.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Navarro would get a bsehit with a RISP when he has hit below .100 in that situation all season long.

    That breaking ball that just got called to Upton should’ve been called to Burrell too.

    Our offense better wake up this bottom half man. Least put something on the board.

  • Doreen Gallotti

    3 runs is not a lot of runs to give up, but it seems like it might as well be 30. What are the chances he comes out for the 7th if he gets this guy out?

    • kunaldo

      extremely low i’d think…i don’t see girardi having AJ go 120+ in a losing effort….this is too frustrating man…there’s a lot of games still to be played, but damn.

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

    Heh, can we go back to the offseason?

    • Tom Zig

      Is there a reset button I can hit?

  • Jose

    The only positive thing I can take from this game so far is the YES broadcast team is as good as always.

  • pat

    Bossman has such an awesome swing, such a thing of beauty.

  • V

    Ugh – and Sonnanstine’s at 61 pitches through 5…

    • dkidd

      62

      • dkidd

        through 5.1

  • Reggie C.

    HAVE NO FEAR! jose molina is leading off !

  • Drew

    Please get some runs!! I’m tired of not getting our starters wins. No decisions don’t look as good on paper!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Molina, are you fucking kidding? Unreal man…

  • soriano

    Better hurry and score. About to rain– and hard. But if you believe they will, I know this bridge in Brooklyn…..

  • Reggie C.

    you gotta admire this clinic Sonnastine is putting on. Yank batters look like puppets.

  • Tom Zig

    Sometimes I wonder if the Yankees actually have scouts watching the other teams.

  • dkidd

    great throw!

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

    Wow, good throw.

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

    Wow, outstanding throw by Gross.

  • Ivan

    Well at least we got 3 innings left to come back.

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

    It’s kinda cool that the guys who backed up the Mannings in college are both big leaguers.

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

    If it never rained another day in my life I could live with it.

    Okay, maybe if it rained enough to keep the resovoirs filled. But really, that’s it.

    This rain is fucking depressing.

  • Reggie C.

    Teixeira is fucking worthless with RISP.

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

    Teix, you are so much better than that.

  • A.D.

    its getting pretty redic w RISP

  • Accent Shallow

    Cy Sonnanstine.