Game 28: How about a win?

A-Rod back tomorrow
Game 28 Spillover Thread

There’s no way to sugar coat it, the last four games have been brutal. Prior to the four game losing streak came a four game winning streak, but that comes with the caveat of a strong offense beating up on bad bullpens. I’m hoping the news that A-Rod is definitely coming back tomorrow gives the team a nice little boost and starts them off in the right direction.

Standing in their way is Mike A. Prospect Crush Hall of Famer Jeff Niemann, who is coming off a three inning, six run effort against the Red Sox last week. Niemann’s season stats aren’t pretty (5.68 ERA, 1.66 WHIP), but neither were Andy Sonnanstine’s coming into last night’s game. C’mon boys, let’s at least be .500 when Alex comes back.

Here’s the starting nine:

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

And on the mound, the underappreciated Andy Pettitte.

A-Rod back tomorrow
Game 28 Spillover Thread
  • pat

    The sports guy is taking this whole Manny being mommy thing pretty hard-
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/090507&sportCat=mlb

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

    We will win tonight.

    The sun is out.

    I feel it in my bones. We will win tonight. I won’t let myself thing otherwise.

    (On 4/15 for those interested by very nearly on page 5!)

  • http://conservationvalue.blogspot.com Jon G

    How long before Eiland gets the boot if this good of a pitching staff keeps pitching like this? Worst ERA in the league…

    Injuries to Wang and Marte are an excuse for them, but to see other guys pitching so horribly, even Melancon (what’s up with his lack of control at the MLB level — early jitters?), makes me wonder whether the right guy is at the helm of the pitching staff.

    Paging Mazone… Mazone, to the office please. We have a mission for you: see that team ERA – we have the talent to bring it from worst to first – see what you can do…

    • Accent Shallow

      After seeing Leo Mazzone’s work in Baltimore, I wouldn’t want to hire him here.

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

        Yeah, it turns out that Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Steve Avery, et al were just insanely good.

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

          Don’t forget John Rocker.

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

    Joe Girardi still has his own show?

    This front office is embarrassing.

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

        You gotta give him more than 4 minutes before you drop the instant crickets. I thought it was funny.

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

          I only did it ’cause it was Pop. That guy sucks.

          • pat

            CHURCH!!

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

            Yep, at Jason Bartlett. Not at your jokes cause they are about as lame as it gets. But then again, it’s you. To be expected.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I thought of this when I heard Alex was coming back tomorrow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNo-1leFSAg

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

      fucking catalina wine mixer.

    • Nick

      hahhaha, love it

  • Bronx Jeers

    Meals that bastard is at 1st tonight.

    Meals on wheels.

  • Accent Shallow

    Upton has the day off? Color me excited for Gabe Kapler in CF. Should be hilarious.

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

    Heh. Gotta love it.

  • pat

    OMFG BAHAHAHAHA

  • Accent Shallow

    Jason Bartlett? Really? Get it together, Andy.

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

    Well that was fast.

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

    You’re kidding, right?

  • The Evil Empire

    oh my god! a roddddddddddddd! where are you!?

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    I didn’t even know the game had started and they’re already losing. Dammit.

  • Reggie C.

    With Niemann on the mound, i highly doubt that 1-0 lead will hold

    • Reggie C.

      The again … Sonnastine was damn near inspirational last night.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    That was a weak home run.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’ll take that 1-4-3.

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

    22 XBH? Holy shit.

    • pat

      23

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

        No, Longoria.

        • pat

          Ah damn, this inning is just going by so quickly.

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

    That was a bomb.

  • Accent Shallow

    Andy, you’re killing me.

  • Alex S

    monster shot by pena

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

    So are the Yanks gonna hit like 10 home runs tonight?

  • Reggie C.

    Pena is better than Teixeira.

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

      And to think: Both the Yankees and Red Sox released him in 2006.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      False

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

      Ya, except he’s not.

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

    What’s this crap about throwing the HR balls back onto the field? Screw that, let me get booed, I’m keeping it if I get one.

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

      +5334

    • donttradecano

      Call me a hypocrite, but ill boo someone for not throwing it back. On the other hand, im keeping any non Youkilis HR ball.

  • Bronx Jeers

    1 HR in 33 innings and now 2 in 1.

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

    Has Kay said they’re off to an inauspicious start yet?

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

      You know he did, why ask at this point?

  • Nick

    it is now the norm to beat up our starting pitcher

  • Chris K

    The Stadium is really starting to depress me. Jeez. I know it’s early in the game, but come on. It’s actually nice out.

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

      I don’t see what this has to do w/the Stadium.

      • Nick

        has nothing to do with the stadium, enough of these excuses

      • Chris K

        It doesn’t have anything to do with the Stadium, I just don’t like seeing it empty. It has absolutely nothing to do with the way they’re playing, it just seems really flat there.

        • Lanny

          The stadium is a joke. No energy anymore and seeing 15,000 empty’s every night isn’t fun.

  • pc69

    Jesus Christ, this is starting to get ridiculous. Game starts out 0-0 and before by bus ride is over, they are already down 2-0.

    Fucking insane

    • SJ44

      One step forward (Arod coming back), two steps back (Andy’s performance thus far).

      These guys are sure making it tough on themselves.

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

        Two homeruns in the first =/= two steps back.

  • desus

    Wow, its gonna be a long night.

  • donttradecano

    Pena=early MVP candidate?

    • Ivan

      He’s not even the MVP of his own team.

      • donttradecano

        theres a rule against two players on the same team being MVP candidates.

  • Voice Of Reason

    Maybe the Yanks can sign Pedro to add to this bunch of over the hill over rated losers. This team is pathetic. ARod can not save this sorry bunch. I am sorry but that is the truth.

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

      You are clearly NOT the Voice of Reason.

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

        Dude you’re SO blind. It’s SO evident. This team sucks. They’ve fostered a culture of losing.

    • Bronx Jeers

      You’re pathetic. Change your screen name.

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

      Calling yourself the Voice of Reason doesn’t make it true.

      • Reggie C.

        why can’t he simply be ironic?

        • donttradecano

          why can’t he simply be ironic moronic?

    • donttradecano

      Francessa? Is that you?

    • Uncle Ellsworth

      The voice of Treason

  • Dan12

    yankee stadium just tested positive for PEDs

    • Nick

      pena killed that ball, out at any stadium

      • Dan12

        yea but bartlett’s not so much the stadium needs to lay off the estrogen

    • Corey Nord-Podberesky

      u mean fertility drugs right?

      • Dan12

        ya same thing

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

    We’re still winning this game.

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

      Yes, yes they will.

  • Lanny

    Another terrific start by a starter. That’s great since the bats don’t wake up before the 7th.

    At what point does the new stadium become an issue? The place is dead. The empty seats are an eyesore. The home runs are affecting the pitching staff. But hey they got great food.

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

      Yes, it’s a rocky start by Pettitte but if he goes out there and pulls a Joba and pitches solid for the next five innings, which we know Pettitte can do, it won’t look all that bad now will it?

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

      Except for the fact that the Yankees lead in attendance.

      H/t my main man pat for telling me.

      • pat

        keepin it all in perspective

    • pat

      lanny’s here.. awesome.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    So apparently you can throw too many strikes.

  • Rene

    Your Typical 1st inning in new yankee stadium,
    30+ pitches 2+ runs And empty seats behind home plate

  • Ivan

    Hey Niemann and Hughes came out of the same draft right?

    • Ivan

      He’s about 26/27.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah. Although Hughes was selected out of HS, and Niemann went to college.

  • Reggie C.

    Yeah Cone. Niemann isn’t exactly a kid.

  • Ivan

    Wats up DJ’s OBP? .336, come on DJ.

    • C.Panella

      been swinging at anything and everything

  • seanc

    I don’t know if I can handle another night of more stranded RISP. The bats had better show up.

  • Accent Shallow

    And already having Kapler instead of Upton in CF pays off.

  • donttradecano

    Gapler in CF=David Ortiz at 3rd

  • Ivan

    Wow he ain’t no BJ Upton.

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

    Nice play, Kapler. How ’bout you get off the steroids and go back to coaching MiL squads?

  • Chris K

    Nieman has something weird on his face.

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

    Wait, what’s this? The Yankees get to bat nine whole times before the game is declared over? Blasphemy!

  • pc69

    Here is the problem that this poor pitching creates (of course jeter makes my point for me) but they start or fall so far behind, that they immediately change their approach and try to hit HR or swing at bad pitches. That has got to change. They need to go back to chipping away approach or the “anything greater than a double is gravy”.

  • Dan12

    what is this so called joe maddon special you speak of ken

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

    Holy crap Teixeira.

  • Ivan

    Tex ya killin me

  • Accent Shallow

    BS.

  • Reggie C.

    Pena blasts a pitch to the bleachers. Teix tap a pitch to the pitcher. Nice.

  • SJ44

    I don’t think the stadium is throwing the pitches.

    It’s the players and not the stadium.

    When you lose every night, it’s tough to expect the fans to get into it.

    Especially when you can’t hit with RISP.

    • Lanny

      Doesn’t help that there are 15,000 empty’s there especially in the prime seating area.

      • pat

        Keep saying it dude. Never gets old.

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

        Does it personally offend you that some seats are empty? I mean, yeah it sucks, but I have a hard time getting worked up about. It’s not like if every last seat is full, the bullpen will perform better. The team has far bigger problems.

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

          Nope. Rich people not going to games is a much more pressing issue. Trust me.

  • Dan12

    another game another stranded

  • donttradecano

    ahhhh Tex.

  • Lanny

    This team defines unclutch.

    • donttradecano

      -100

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

      In high leverage situations, the Yankees hit .294/.362/.455/.817.

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

    If the Yankees score two runs here I will do the following:

    1) Show you all a salacious picture of myself, and

    2) Write three pages of my paper with the game on mute.

    • donttradecano

      3)Write my paper for me.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      You should still do the second one. Aquinas would be so proud.

  • Ivan

    Cano park one in RF bleachers.

  • pc69

    Perhaps Joe needs to change the line up around. Get Tex out of the 3 spot. Although, with ARod coming back, he may finally start seeing better pitches to hit.

  • Accent Shallow

    I swear, at this point, I feel the same way about a runner on third as a runner on first.

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

    $#@$#

    We’re still winning this game. I refuse to believe we won’t win this game.

    Teixeira’s killing me, however.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Seriously, the next sac fly I see is going to feel like watching the last out of a no hitter.

  • SJ44

    Rebecca,

    That was a suckers bet! LOL

    Once they got a runner in scoring position, you knew it a safe bet.

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

      SJ44, reply button. Reply button, SJ44.

    • pat

      We thread our comments up in this bitch, yo.

    • pc69

      Ha.. that is funny. Nice call!

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

    Filthy little curve right there.

    • SJ44

      Singleton getting on Swisher about the wall climb.

      I’m torn about that.

      I see his point.

      I also see a team that’s so tight, they can’t play.

      I wish more guys were as loose as he is.

      Can’t hurt at this point.

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

    Funny that. I go to work on my paper and the Yanks have a 1-2-3 inning. Guess you can say lesson learned.

    We’re still winning this game.

    • Accent Shallow

      It’d be easier to believe if they hadn’t stranded a leadoff double in the first.

  • Bronx Jeers

    That’s it Andy.

    Nice bounce back

  • Alex S

    what did swisher do? i missed it

  • donttradecano

    hahaa swish.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    The Rays announcers are talking about how Longoria was down on the field rolling balls fown the line to see where the ball goes. WOW!! What a smart guy. No one in the history of baseball has ever thought of that.

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

      Grit.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Guile

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

          Cunning.

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

    Another Swisher full count.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      weird

  • Accent Shallow

    Little out of character for Swisher there — swinging at ball four.

  • Craig

    So flat

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Melky is an OBP machine.

  • pat

    Disciplined Melky is… disciplined?

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

    Heh, they’re both way players. Classic.

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

    What’s going on? Niemann sat 89 MPH in his last start (topped out at 92), and here he is sitting 93 and topping out at 95 tonight.

    • pc69

      Just like the bad pricing for seats, the gun is of poor quality

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

        No, gameday is giving the same reading.

      • Accent Shallow

        The YES gun is wacky, but he’s at 92-95 on Gameday.

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

        Got this off Broks.

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

          *Brooks.

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

            Holy fuck, Jamal G making a grammatical/spelling error??

            I thought I’d never see the day.

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

      (Insert generic comment about the Yankees getting everyone’s A++ game here)

  • pc69

    Up side, they are making him work this inning. HOpefully it will pay off with some bad location pitches they can turn on.

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

    Michael Kay, shutup.

  • donttradecano

    Kay giving lessons to the kids.

    • pat

      Mike Kay luh da kids

      • donttradecano

        Michael Kay, meet Dustin Pedroias brother.

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

          We can’t fo there. Above that here at RAB.

          Now, we shall get back to drinking our lovely tea.

        • pat

          Don’t tell anybody but I giggled.

          I’m probably the least mature person here though, so take that for what it’s worth.

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

            That’s what I like about you, Pat. You’re easy.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I never noticed that the umpires wear patent leather belts. How stylishly adventurous of them.

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

      But do they have matching shoes?

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Why is he so worried about Melky? He’s not a base stealer.

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

      Pwned.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Take it back Jackson, take it back now.

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

      You were saying? :)

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      or maybe he is

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wow Pena is having a nice at bat.

  • pat

    Condlestick park didn’t have a bball court? Preposterous.

  • pat

    Ramiro Pena pisses plate discipline.

  • donttradecano

    Woah Melky save some of the good play for August.

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

    Melky the base stealer?

    Holy crap. Writing papers works wonders.

    Page 6 now.

    • Brendo

      You’re a dedicated fan if you’re blowing off papers to watch the bottom of the order hit.

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

      MOTHERFUCKER

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

      Neimann is 6’9″ with a slow delivery. If you can’t steal on him. . . .

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

    Swisherian plate appearance by Pena.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    I can walk, hit and steal better then you. Your so not getting this job back Brett.

    Signed Melky

    • Accent Shallow

      I agree with 2/3 of this sentence.

      • Brendo

        I think Brett did a wonderful job of handing over the job.

  • Brendo

    When do we accept that this might be a 84 win 3rd/4th place team this year? They lack talent all over the diamond and the system doesn’t have the high level youngsters that rejuvenate a team.

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

      They lack talent all over the diamond

      I’m sorry but…how in the fuck can you say that with a straight face?

    • pat

      You don’t know shit. Goodbye.

    • donttradecano

      WHAT?

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

      They lack talent all over the diamond? Huh?

      We know they’re in a rut, but sheesh.

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

      At the end of the season when the Yanks have 84 wins. Otherwise, I’m not jumping off a bridge 27 games into the season and with half the team on the DL.

      • Brendo

        The talent we have was great 6 years ago. There are two good players under 30. How is that being loaded with talent? How can anyone look at the Rays and the Sox and think we can compete talent wise? Heck even the Orioles have Markakis, Jones and Roberts in their prime. Our best OF is Melky.

        • donttradecano

          Years of sucking will do that for a team.

        • pat

          I doubt you could name 5 guys in our farm system without looking them up. Espn, newsday, the daily news, the post and WFAN called they want their hackneyed uninformed rant back.

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

          3/4 of the current IF, 2/3 of the current OF, and 3/5 of the current rotation is under 30.

    • Accent Shallow

      You’re out of your mind.

      If CC and Burnett both keep pitching to a 5 ERA, and the bullpen stays at a 6 ERA that might happen. Clearly, that’s something I’d bet against.

    • Nick

      hehehehe

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

    Holy fuck is Molina slow.

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

      Seriously, I clocked that at 0.75 Molinas. It is his fourth straight day catching, I’m sure that’s taken a toll.

    • V

      I wish he had half the talent of Bengie at the plate :-(

      Between yesterday and today, the Molinas have 4 HR. 3 from Bengie, 1 from Yadier, 0 from Jose.

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

    I have an idea. I’m going to go over to LoHud and say that this is the worst place ever to post, that the 3 guys who run this place are Gestapos, and that I’m so glad to be posting there.

    Think it’ll work?

    • pat

      Dude, people already do that.
      And they’re serious.

      /not kidding

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

        Hmmmmm . . . .I’ll have to go with Plan B.

        Anyone know what Plan B is?

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

          Say fuck it and go rub your balls on your wife’s chin?

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

            Pat, stop using Mike’s computer. We all know thats you.

            • pat

              Muahaha T-bagging is ALWAYS my plan .B

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

                Awesome.

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

      Gestapos? Well you sir are a Vestigio. See I can make up words too.

  • thurdonpaul

    posada runs fast, compared to molina

  • pc69

    Joe has got to shake up the line up. I know you don’t want to mix in a bad hitter higher in the order but there are just too many inning killers back to back in this line up.

    That said, Pena had a great AB. Needs to keep that going.

  • Cor Shep

    molina’s kills so many rallies with his speed…

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

    Wow, every pitch but the first was a strike to Bartlett.

    • SJ44

      The rut gets deeper and deeper.

      Time to get Aceves up.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    According to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles baseball operations president Andy MacPhail has been calling around to gauge interest in utility man Ryan Freel. Freel is done with his rehab assignment, and Schmuck says he’s probably the odd man out. One small problem: Freel is still owed $3.3MM this year.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/05/orioles-shopping-ryan-freel.html

    ====================

    Get it done, Cashman? He could be our CFer if Melky falls back to earth soon. Pena should be playing everyday to improve his bat. Berrora’s Yankee days are over, and who knows when Ransom will be back.

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

      Wasn’t he bitching about not getting playing time? What if that happens here? I like him as a utility guy but who knows.

      Damn you Evan. Ya, you help my fantasy team but fuck you.

  • Brendo

    Molina is what happens when you give 36 year old catchers long term deals without a catching prospect above Single A. Him and Cervelli together for a few weeks will be an offensive blackhole.

    • pat

      What do you get out of bitching all the time?

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

    Carl Crawford is faster than John Flaherty.

  • donttradecano

    Dear Cash,

    Bring Crawford in next year.

    Thanks

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

      Dear Cash,

      Bring Jason Bay in next year.

      Thanks

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

        No thanks. He’s on the wrong side of 30 and will never be as good as he’s been this year again. Don’t pay him for what he’s doing to us while on the Sox.

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

          OK, so who’s your LF next year?

          (Please say Jeter, please pretty please)

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

            Oh, I started the Carl Crawford bandwagon.

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

              He has options (8.25/10) for next 2 years. He’s only available if they don’t pick it up. That’s a bit pricey for them, so its a close call.

          • Lanny

            The next LF is playing in Oakland right now.

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

              Holliday with RISP: .250-.333-.313

              He’ll fit right in.

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

    Wow.

  • Nick

    so…….

  • Reggie C.

    Longoria…..

  • Chris K

    Another one just lofted into right. Uhg.

    • Nick

      probably would have gone out in the old park to

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

    The magic of paper-writing seems to have worn off :/

  • pat

    Heh Mike, now it’s 23.

  • C.Panella

    Bring in the bulldozers lets turn this place into a parking lot…. HEHE j/k but damn this is frustrating

  • Brian

    This ballpark is a joke

  • jonathan

    so 6 game losing streak anyone

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

      Followed by a 19 game win streak.

      • jonathan

        Never….ever…..EVER…..gonna happen this season

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Yeah, they just dont have the starters with the pedigree to go on a run, nor an offense near the top of the league in runs scores…..oh wait

    • Will

      we’re going to lose tomorrow also?

      • jonathan

        I would bet on it…i bet the streak runs to 7

  • Cor Shep

    Mike/Ben/Joe – can any of you guys find the percentage of successful sacrifices that Tex hass made? It seems like whenever there’s a man on third with less than two outs he’s guaranteed to pop it up or softly ground out. It should be a fricking free run but Tex never drives them in. Thanks a lot.

    Great.. 0-4

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

      and one more thing, can you guys get me some buffalo wings?

      Thanks in advance.

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

      Just take the number of plate appearances with men on third and less than two outs and subtract sac flies.

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

    Hey, so, who’s excited for The Office tonight?!

    • Nick

      i am

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

      Shit, I still haven’t watched last week’s. Thank Mo for the DVR.

  • pc69

    That may just about do it for tonight.

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

    These HR’s are obviously Joe Girardi’s fault.

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

      Cashman sucks for letting up that home run.

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

          Oh, Pop. I can never stay mad at you.

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

            I never get mad at you. We have our little “disses”. I could never get mad at a lil man like you though.

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

            Matt, did you call him Mike ‘Poop’ again?

            Mike, I’m sure it was just a typo.

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

              He’s such a meanie.

  • Voice Of Reason

    The ballpark is fine. The pitching staff is a joke.

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

      Yep.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Just look at how gritty and gutty Melky looks. If he could just go prematurely bald, the sky would be the limit for him.

    • Brian

      Don’t forget the caveman goatee…

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        That, my friend, would be against New York Yankee team policy, and Melky plays by the rulesa nd does it the right way (another sign of grittiness).

  • Lanny

    The ballpark sure isn’t helping the pitching staff but I’m sure the foolin’ themselves positive crew here will find a way to blame something other than the team.

  • Reggie C.

    Well … to close a 4 run deficit , what more could the Yanks ask for than Dj-Jd-te…. (oh nevermind).

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

    Holy crap is he trying to kill Jeter?

  • donttradecano

    Hey, Jay Bruce with another HR for my fantasy. Now if only my pitching can get itself together.

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

      I need offense in the worse way. Pitching is fine. That’s an annual problem with my teams it seems.

      • donttradecano

        Went into the year with Wang, Johan, Felix, Kuroda, and Hamels. Two are hurt, one sucked.

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

          I’ve got Felix, Greinke, Josh Johnson, Meche, Jered Weaver as my core SPs. I fill in around them with the flavor of the week.

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

        Yeah, I saw you trying to steal JJ Hardy after his slow start.

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

          Yeah yeah yeah. Rollins has finally picked it up.

  • tampayankee

    Every game is the same recurring nightmare, where the same dead line up does notheing and as soon as the pitcher gives up a run he presses harder and of course gives up a few more. 4-0 shgould not be hopeless but with Damon, Swisher and Molina in the line up it might as well be 15-0.
    Could Gardner and Cervelli just play so maybe we coud have a possible spark?

    • donttradecano

      Damon has been hitting really well this year. speak the truth or dont speak at all. thank you.

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

      Really?

      Damon and Swisher are bad hitters now?

      Really?

    • cult of basebaal

      Damon, Swisher and Molina in the line up

      shakes head, walks away …

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

      How in the hell do you lump Swish and Damon in with Molina?

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

    YOu know it’s a tough going when they show the announcers eating Ice Cream.

  • cult of basebaal

    c’mon Tex, just hit the ball hard somewhere …

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Come on Teix, the fans WANT to love you.

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

    Heh, who knew there was a 7-second delay?

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

      Really? I figured it was 3, 5 at most.

  • pat

    Dudes its freaking 4-0 in our awesome BANDBOX ballpark, and this kid neimann isn’t even that good.

  • Joe R

    Coulda used that the other inning Teix :( Or last night for that matter.

  • jonathan

    Dude Tex is a real catch, we should have let the sox have him….we would be ahead of them in the standings.

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

    Man you can see the frustration on Teixeira’s face.

    (still on 6, but about halfway down)

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

    MOTHERFUCKER.

    It’s like the entire stadium is snakebitten.

  • Drew

    This is friggin brutal! Come on rob

  • donttradecano

    ahhh Hideki.

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

    I’d really like to know how your three and four hitters flying out with runners on makes the team “look old”? When do they “look old”? What does that even mean?

  • Accent Shallow

    Every half-inning with the Yankees at the plate, I wonder what new and exciting way they’ll find to strand runners.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    So Mike, why do you think Neimann is so special? He doesn’t, at least tonight, seem to have that great of stuff.

    • donttradecano

      because he looks like jeff daniels

  • Drew

    Woohoo! The baserunners advanced!

  • pc69

    That wild pitch is the worst thing to happen, now 2 RISP = sure out

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

    This is frustrating.