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

    Can Nick Swisher catch?

    DON’T GUTTER THAT

  • EvoLuTioN

    inge would have been perfect for this team since day 1

    Arod down-inge at 3B

    arod back-inge at C

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

      I always liked Inge. People were saying he was way overpaid, which he is I guess. But, I would like him as a UTL.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      For sure, you should definitely make trades for high priced yets in anticipation of multiple injuries.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      And how were you getting Inge, exactly, from a team that expects to contend?

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

        If you remember this post I did, many around Baseball are following attendance figures closely, thinking that some teams will unload at the trade deadline due to the economy.

        http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/?p=3047

        It won’t happen anytime soon, and Inge doesn’t make a ton of money (6.2) so he’s not a likely trade candidate. But he’s at least in the discussion come July.

    • EvoLuTioN

      lol no idea, cashman should have at least inquired about it. Posada was coming off major surgery, to not expect any injury to him is whack. Arod news was already out

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        How do we know he didnt inquire?

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

          Objection, your Honor! Badgering a witness!

      • Accent Shallow

        How do we know he didn’t? Inge was their starting 3B going into the season, they’re not just gonna give him away.

        • EvoLuTioN

          overpriced, underproducing

          worth a shot

  • Accent Shallow

    Is it against the rules for the Yankees to have a lead or something?

  • Nick

    so veras……

    • Ivan

      Please no.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    A black hole even blacker than Molina. And we can’t miss Molina? Yeah this guy is a vast improvement.

    • EvoLuTioN

      Can girardi still catch?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        IETC. Can’t hurt to try.

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

          Now, since he is the manager. Does he have to be on the 40 man?

  • AJ

    I haven’t been impressed with the Rays ‘pen so far in this series. The Yanks can still do damage here.

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

    According to several organizational sources Girardi’s job security isn’t an issue. Too many injuries too early in the season and slow starts by CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira. And he hasn’t had cleanup hitter Alex Rodriguez play a game, lost Chien-Ming Wang early and Jorge Posada recently.

    Though Girardi said he understands the attention that comes with managing the Yankees, he said he isn’t fixated on those who blame him for the pedestrian start and being dominated by the Red Sox.

    “That’s not something I really focus on. I focus on the task at hand. Every day we do the best we can to prepare our club and every move we make is to win the game and that’s what I focus on,” said Girardi, who has been hamstrung by an awful bullpen.

    When it was mentioned that two decades ago The Boss would have axed him, Girardi reacted calmly. “I really don’t [think about it]. I focus on doing my job. In our life . . . if you start thinking every time you went 0-for-8 you were going to get benched, you wouldn’t go out there with your best which would be wrong,” Girardi said. “So you have to learn to just focus on the task that day and sometimes in focusing on the task you think about tomorrow as well, in the way you use someone, but really your focus is how do you win that day?”

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/05072009/sports/yankees/baby_boss_cuts_struggling_team_slack_167982.htm

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Yankees fans are stupid.

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

      Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Dustin pedroia is more likely to make the hall of fame than Hanley Ramirez? Really?

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

          Heh, I know. That tells ya the fans that only care about Yanks vs. Red Sox. Clamoring for Cano, Hughes, and Bruney for Pedroia.

          • Nick

            hanley is the best out of all of them hand down

  • Nick

    so i think molina might be a better hitter than cervelli, he looked terrible right there

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LOL Kay. A-Rod is now replacing Posada’s bat….but no one is replacing Posada’s bat.

    • EvoLuTioN

      i heard that i was like uhhhhh wtf?

      • Nick

        he said that the other day to

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

    Now, ladies and gentlemen, THAT is a black hole of doom.

  • EvoLuTioN

    all i heard was bat bat bat uhhhhh bat bat arod bat bat uhh bat posada

    • SJ44

      Francisco Cervelli and either Kevin Cash or Chris Stewart are probably the catchers for the foreseeable future. Yikes.

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

    Jeter. Why do you do that, with the body movement? Jesus.

    • EvoLuTioN

      tries to turn strikes down the middle into balls

  • EvoLuTioN

    LOL kay goes “Jeter down looking”
    Cone goes “Thats what he does so well”

    • Nick

      i hate cone and flaherty for always stating the obvious, and just being stupid. dont listen to a work they say

    • SJ44

      They are saying Molina is going for an MRI for a strained quad.

      Translation: he’s going to be out for awhile.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Damon you and Matsui are the only people hitting, bring us back into this game!

  • pat

    Damon still has leftover grit from his redsox days.

  • EvoLuTioN

    so why exactly is jeter hitting leadoff still? Hasn’t panned out at all, while Damon continues to be an on base machine

    • tampayankee

      Because Clueless Joe does not like rookies and lets Gardner, the fastest man in baseball rot on the bench…the Rays worked with Upton and he is pretty dam good right now.

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

        Brett Gardner is far from the fastest man in baseball. He’s no better than the third fastest player in the division.

        And BJ Upton has more talent in his torn labrum than Gardner does. It’s not an accident the guy was a walk on at a shitty local school while Upton was the #2 pick in the draft (#1 if the Pirates weren’t retards).

        Plus Melky is clearly outplaying Gardner.

  • Ivan

    All need is a pop out and he got the cycle for outs.

    • Bob

      almost made it…

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Please Tex. Please.

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

      Out of order! I demand a retrial!

  • EvoLuTioN

    tex has an ugly stance

  • pat

    Even I knew howell was gonna throw that 3-0 changeup

  • Bob

    JD 3-4 with a pair of rbis

  • EvoLuTioN

    This is beyond bad..

  • John

    One.More.Night…

  • Drew

    Ha, the boo’s will be worse tomorrow.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Ya gotta be kidding me.

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

    Keep booing Tex, that’ll get him out of the funk.

    • Accent Shallow

      At what point does “slow start” become “slump”?

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

        Oh, it’s definitely a slump. They throw him nothing but breaking balls, and he’s just waiting and waiting for a fastball.

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

          So, is it going to get better soon?

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

            Yes, tomorrow at 7:00 pm.

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

          Hopefully he and Alex get a little friendly competition going.

          That’s the healthy kind of pressure, keeping up with the Jones as opposed to trying to carry a team by yourself.

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

            Hopefully they become best friends. Alex starts living life like Teix. In bed by 9:30 on non game nights. In bed by 12 on game nights.

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

              “Hopefully they become more than friends. Alex starts living life with Teix. In bed by 9:30 on non game nights. In bed by 12 on game nights.”

              Mike, you’ve been reading ‘Old Reliable’ too much.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Screw it let A-Rod play early.

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

    Right now Teix makes me want to murder puppies. PUPPIES. And I’m a dog lover.

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

      I think that’s your hate for UConn coming through.

    • E-ROC

      I’m calling PETA right now!

  • Nick

    is anyone having a hard time thinking teixera will be able to play in new york, he seems to….i dont know the word.

    • Nick

      what i am saying is that i dont think he can handle the boo’s

      • JobaWockeeZ

        And that’s why I wait for A-Rod. He’ll take pressure from Teix.

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

    Tex is giving me the sad.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Great. A battle of the bullpens.

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

    Teix, you make me so sad.

  • 27 this year

    why does veras seem to pitch every day

    • tampayankee

      Because he is the new Scott Proctor and this Joe wants to destroy him like old Joe destroyed Scott.

      • YankeeJosh

        Is there anything in Veras to destroy?

  • stuart

    why is he swinging 3 and 0? He is out of his mind right now.. how can he be so screwed up???

    He is killing this team.. what is his BA with RISP? I heard he was like 2 for 25, is that possible?

    thanks.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Just a little side note if it matters at all. Kevin Cash has only played 7 games and Chris Stewart has played 16. Both at AAA.

    • EvoLuTioN

      cash was on the DL iirc

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

        Ok, I hadn’t realized.

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

    Jose Veras, meet Out. Out, meet Jose Veras.

    Its been a while for you two.

  • EvoLuTioN

    molina has a strained left quad, thats bad

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

    Well, Teix. It’s the end of April and getting into mid May soon. It’s time to pick it up just a bit ;) Thankz!

  • stuart

    Tex is back to the mendoza line, can he play any worse offensively is it possible??

  • Drew

    Oh shit it was a quad.. No Bueno

    • Nick

      atleast done for 2 weeks

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

    strained left quad for Molina
    MRI coming

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

      Thaaaaaaaaaats a month.

  • AlexCT

    welcome kevin cash, the yankees starting catcher. we’re doomed. who drops from the 40 man?

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

      Berroa gets DFA’ed tomorrow with A-Rod coming back.

  • stuart

    is it possible for sterling to stop whining about there injuries? Look at Toronto and the Angels….

    Molina hurt would hurt but offensively he is a zero, play cash who I think is a good defensive catcher and the dropoff is marginal…

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Are you serious? The Angels are 12-14, and Toronto has an injury to Litsch and their 5th starter. They built this team knowing they would not have Marcum and McGowan.

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

    Jose Veras getting that curve over for strikes? No. Chance.

  • Nick

    my god he is good

  • Bob

    jose “cy young” veras at it again

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s a single to fucking Longoria. Calm down.

      • Bob

        i was referring to the quick two he retired…

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Oh shit! I feel like an asshole now. So many people using sarcasm to him I thought you were sarcastic. My bad dude.

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

    So whoever hits in front of Cervelli, Swisher or whomever, he is NEVER gonna get a pitch to hit.

    • EvoLuTioN

      why would swisher hit 8th? probably melky..

      • tampayankee

        Because he is a .220 hitter masquarading as a .270 hitter

  • Pete

    Totally random but In Rainbows or OK Computer?

  • Drew

    I wish Veras would do this more often. It’s the walks that piss me off, not a hit.

    • Drew

      I digress…

  • EvoLuTioN

    get 2 outs, put 2 men on base

    • Nick

      same old shit, different day

  • Ivan

    Come on Veras.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    That’s unacceptable.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    I almost thought we were getting good Veras tonight

    • ShawnT

      Not a chance

  • Accent Shallow

    Retire Burrell, please.

  • Chip

    Holy shit, I just realized that Carlos Pena has 13 homeruns…………13 HOMER RUNS!!! That puts him on pace to hit something like 60 out (if I can do math real good in my head). Just insane

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

      70, actually.

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

        78, I thought.

  • EvoLuTioN

    we have a BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBullpen

    all bases on balls

  • Nick

    anyone surprised

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah. I was expecting a jack.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Joe G.

  • Mike

    fucking Veras being Veras

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

    Jose Vomit strikes again.

    Just DFA this fuckface.

  • Ivan

    Melancon could of done that.

  • Ivan

    Melancon could of done that.

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

      Are you trying to tell me that Melancon could of done that?

      • Ivan

        Nah but u pretty much know the result of wat Veras will do, just use Melancon more often instead letting him rot in there.

  • stuart

    Moshe.. toronto is without marcum, mcgowan, ryan, and others….

    there stud rookie pitcher romero(I think got hurt) and more and more..

    the angels are decimated; vlad, lackey, santana, adenhart, etc…

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      And the Angels are 12-14, so they’ve coped as poorly as the Yankees. Marcum, McGowan, and Ryan were all injured last year. They did not build this team with them in mind. They dont count as dealing with injuries. Romero and Litsch, thats it.

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

    Pat Burrell kills NY teams (I have no idea what his numbers against the Yanks are outside of this game).

    • Steve H

      IET overreaction.

  • EvoLuTioN

    why does girardi feel the need to continuously bring in these shitfaces?

    • Chip

      You’re right, he should have left Pettite out there as he’s been so effective tonight

      • tampayankee

        No bring in Aceves he needs the work and they are off tomorrow
        Fire Clueless Joe!

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

    I was so excited to say “a scoreless inning from José Veras”

    Am I mean if I want him DFA’d over A-Rod?

  • stuart

    Veras charm is done he is at over a 7 ERA and has been a tease for years. Is it time to cut the chord let him go???

    • Steve H

      Tease for years? In one full season with the Yankees he had a 124 ERA+. Where have you been?

  • EvoLuTioN

    coke/melancon/albaledejo, even fucking edwar who did well last night was a better choice

  • Drew

    Veras sucks. Plain and simple.

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

    1 IP, 1 R for Veras. That should lower his ERA.

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

    So the last time the Yankees had a lead people still cared about swine flu.

    The last time they won a game my nephew was still a fetus. And I’m not exaggerating.

    • Nick

      i see what your saying

    • ct_chris

      Having the swine flu can’t be worse then watching this play the last week.

  • Bob

    ahhhhhhhhhh its 3.45 am where i am and i get to spend my time watching this shitshow instead of sleeping

    • V

      You’re smart.

  • XkevinX

    I’d rather see Veras DFA tomorrow than Berroa.

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

    Kate Smith was a loudmouth bitch.

  • stuart

    the yanks staff cannot give up less then 4 runs in a game..

    3rd worse ERA in baseball……cleveland worse then balt. and then the yanks…that is scary…how is that ???

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

      Anyone know what our ERA is w/o Wang?

      Probably not great, but Wang was a train wreck.

  • Will

    I hate watching Veras pitch. He looks like he’s throwing so hard it hurts, and he obviously has no control.

    • teix is the man

      maybe if he put the cocks down for a second and just threw with the ball…maybe he wouldn’t suck everytime

      • pat

        gay jokes… awesome.

        • teix is the man

          i know

      • Accent Shallow

        Yeah, gay pitchers are notoriously ineffective . . . wait, what?

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

    Jeff Francouer: “If on-base percentage is so important, then why don’t they put it up on the scoreboard?”

    You, sir, are the dumbest fucking man on this planet.

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

      Did you see this on Shyster the other day? OBP is on Turner Field’s scoreboard.

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

        OBP is on the Mets scoreboard as well.

        YES shows it regularly on their broadcasts.

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

        Nah, just caught it on Keith Law’s Twitter.

    • Nick

      that makes me chuckle

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

      pssst! Hey Jeff, they do.

    • Ivan

      Well come on, the guy does swing at pitches 100 yards away.

  • DCR

    We are going no where with this bullpen.

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

    Alright, Veras gave up the runs, not surprising. But everyone saying “So and So” could’ve done that would probably be saying how Girardi over-manages the bullpen if someone else came in and gave up a run.

  • Accent Shallow

    Veras’ ERA is 7.71.

  • Orlando

    Why did Brayan Peña pass through waivers and not stopped at 161 & River Ave????

    • Drew

      Who knows…

      • tampayankee

        He was in the Yankee farm system and they let him go, great talent scouts.

  • stuart

    Minny send down Casilla for not hustling and we dick around with releif pitchers that cannot throw strikes for weeks.. really why or how is Veras going to turn it a guy you can count on to consistently pitch to a 3.5 ERA???

    not going to happen, let him go.. cut the damn chord…

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

      Alexi Casilla also sucked. Badly. I think the .167/.231/.202 line is why they sent him down.

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

      The .167-.231-.202 line in nearly 100 plate appearances had far more to do with Casilla’s demotiong than lack of hustle.

  • EvoLuTioN

    girardi refuses to take out pitchers until the damage is already done

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

    For everyone saying we need to DFA Veras:

    Show me another big league reliever who retires Evan Longoria and Carlos Pena right now.

    Two of the best hitters in the game.

    • Nick

      you gotta try something, its a long season and changes will probably be made to see what works

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

      Fine, then don’t DFA him.

      Kill him.

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

        Ietc.

      • Nick

        i will take either one, just dont pitch him

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And that reliever has to be currently available on the FA market because there’s no way in hell we’re getting a trade done with Veras.

    • 27 this year

      ok, but I also want to point out that he gave up the hit to Burrell and Pena was walked. I would forgive him if Pena got a good hit but Veras wouldn’t come near the strike zone and he never does. That is why I have a problem with Veras.

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

        I have a problem with Veras because he’s not Mariano Rivera.

        I also realize that there’s only one Mariano Rivera, so every bullpen is going to have guys incapable of retiring the very best hitters in the game 100% of the time.

        • Drew

          Are you serious bro?

    • Joop

      This instance does not excuse almost a month of poor performance.

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

        I’m not saying it does.

        What I am saying is, this instance should also not be the nail in the coffin.

        • Joop

          Fair enough. I have no problems with that.

    • Drew

      Oh.. this is the first game he’s done something like that? Come on man.

    • Ivan

      Agreed, but….he still sucks.

    • DCR

      Please tell me you are joking.

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

        No, I’m not joking.

        I’m the son of two lawyers. I can make an argument in defense of anyone.

        Veras has been bad. But, THIS INSTANCE isn’t proof positive that he’s awful, because most releivers fail in this instance.

        • Nick

          but not many relievers would continue to pitch if they give up a run every inning they pitch, you have no argument

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

            And, there may be good arguments for DFA’ing Veras.

            I’m just objecting to this being the straw that breaks the camel’s back, because Longoria and Pena are abusing everybody right now, not just fringy middle releivers.

            • Nick

              they are two of the best hitters you are right, but this is not the only game he has been bad in, everyone made their mind up about him a week ago.

        • DCR

          This outing actually highlights everything wrong with Veras. Two outs, a walk, a hit, and then a hit. Hes a bum.

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

      He’s allowed at least one run in 8 of his last 11 outings. That’s brutal.

      • Nick

        hes done

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    2 non-strikes to Hideki.

  • John

    Veras=All Potential

    Cmon Matsui,Cano,Swisher, or someone

  • 27 this year

    Girardi can’t manage the bullpen. He has so many arms yet Veras pitches every fuckin day it seems and give up a run every fuckin day. Albaladejo has been off and on and Veras can’t seem to go through an inning without giving up a run. Melancon makes one bad pitch and he never pitches again. WHAT THE FUCK!

    • V

      Do you think, maybe, just maybe, that Girardi’s trying to get the guys who are struggling going again?

      You can talk over mechanics with Eiland for hours, but until you’re actually on the mound, there’s no way to get fixed.

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

        Again, a year ago, Kyle Farnsworth was fairly crappy in April, but Girardi (much to our collective ire) showed faith in him and kept pitching him in those big spots, and during the middle of the season, Farnsworth was one of the best relief pitchers in baseball.

        • Nick

          got traded, who cares he did nothing but cause problems

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

            I have no earthly idea how to respond even semi-intelligently to that bizarre non-response…

            WTF are you talking about?

            • Nick

              who cares about farnsworth, he pitched okay for about 3 weeks and than got his sorry ass traded, he did nothing but cause problems.

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

      Uh, Melancon had a two-game break after that game versus the Angels, and he proceeded to absolutely shit the bed in his next appearance. Why don’t you actually do a small bit of research before you talk.

  • stuart

    It is not Girardi’s fault they need to make some moves NOW>>

    Pitch Melancon and RObertson or send them down……

  • Accent Shallow

    Is Howell back to being a strike-throwing assassin?

  • Manimal

    Girardi, put yer pads on, your going in.

  • stuart

    tommiesmith jones.. longoria and Pena are retired 6 or 7 out of 10 times now so what is your point???

    • pat

      The point is to use the reply button snuffy.

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

        And to not fuck my name up.

  • EvoLuTioN

    Cano is looking terrible again :(

  • EvoLuTioN

    carry 13 pitchers, fail to use them.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Huh? When should they have used more pitchers?

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

      Yeah so when one of them gives up the run instead of Veras, you can complain that Girardi over-managed the ‘pen.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Dammit come on yankees shyt we aint doin crapp dis bullpen sucks and den we cant score no damm runs when players are in scoring position.

  • ARX

    So….any catchers out there out of a job that we can get on the cheap? We’d get robbed trading for one.

  • Drew

    People’s defense of Veras is about 10 times worse than my defense of Melky during ST and the first week or so.

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

    What a miserable god forsaken team this is

  • Will

    I’m getting nervous about Robbie.

  • Lanny

    The Veras DFA can’t come quick enough.

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

      So where were you when the game was tied and the Yankees were playing well?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Only Yankee fans cheer for the Yankees.

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

        Nothing to complain about then = no need for Lanny.

        A reliever gives up a run, and they put out the Lanny bat-signal.

        TO THE INTERNETS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT GIRARDI/CASHMAN FUCKING UP, HUZZAH!!!!!!

  • Orlando

    Someone please tell me that Cano doesn’t look as lost as he does????

    • Nick

      stil has good atbats

  • EvoLuTioN

    melky trying to be hero

    • Drew

      haha. You are hilarious. On base 3 times. Bash Melky.

      • EvoLuTioN

        was he not? I’m not saying he sucks, just that he swung for the fences there

  • Accent Shallow

    So what are the odds of the Yankees tying the game or taking the lead this inning with Cabrera and then the bottom of the order coming up?

  • pc69

    He can join Doug Melvin who is going ot be fired.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    It’s amazing how their pitchers are capable of shutdown innings after they score..

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

    Eh, I don’t mind the first-pitch swinging from Melky. He’s obviously shown vastly improved patience this year, so I trust him to jump on a pitch he thinks he can handle.

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

      People complain way too much about that. Sometimes its the best pitch you’ll see, and you need to do it now and then to keep the pitcher honest.

  • Manimal

    I’m so frustrated with this team right now, I’m not even watching the game.

  • Orlando

    HAHAHAHA…You know things are bad when Michael Kay makes a reference saying, “Melky Cabrera is the Yankees hottest hitter!!!”….

  • stuart

    boston won tonight with baldelli in cf, kotteras behind the plate, and bailey at 1B so enough with the whining

    • Ivan

      Baldelli is betta than Ellsbury.

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

      Yeah, and outside of first base there is not much of a drop off in production from the starters, if any.

  • Jake H

    I’m so used to losing right now that nothing is bothering me.

  • Orlando

    let’s go Veras!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    So many trolls. Funny man, names I never even seen before. Just the same people every night, using a diff name it seems.

    • pat

      Yeah that’s exactly what I was thinking,. Every comment has the same tone and douchebaggery.

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

        Can we someway, somehow, fight them off like night of the living dead?

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

          I’m hoping that when we start winning again and there’s less overt shit to complain about, they all just fade away.

  • Drew

    Way to stick with it Joe, wins are over rated.

  • Lanny

    It may be time for Girardi to flip a table or two and call out some of these players. Because his job is certainly on the line the next 25 games.

  • stuart

    they also had lugo at DH and nick green at SS…

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

      They were also facing the INDIANS and a pitcher making his first start of the year who has a career 5.14 ERA.

  • B.George

    Everyone worrying about Cano needs to get a grip….its called a slump….every hitter in the majors has them….our problems is GM not making any movings withing the orginaztion….our manager have 13 pitchers in the pen and only using 4 arms….and our 180m 3 hitter not hitting….we have no fire this team is flat and it goes back to the manager….i dont think this team plays for girardi and needs a change quickly.

    • EvoLuTioN

      i agree, girardi needs to go. Too much of a wuss

    • Will

      Despite whatever problem you may think the team has, your problem is grammar.

      • B.George

        its called a typo dick

        • pat

          You ended every sentence with an ellipse.

          • B.George

            Sorry I forgot I was in English Class. Is this more appropriate scholars?

      • B.George

        its called a typo Shakespeare

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

      So, we need to show patience with the slumping player… but show NO FUCKING PATIENCE AT ALL for the manager and GM for not being able to win when they have slumping players and are beset by injuries.

  • Orlando

    he got an OUT yeah!!!!!

  • EvoLuTioN

    veras is still in this game? wtf

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    I’m looking on the bright side here. I’m going to the game in Baltimore tomorrow and at least now I know I won’t to see Veras pitch.

  • Tom Kotlowski

    Why is it that Veras gets to pitch two innings after his first inning hardly went well when Mo can only pitch one in a tie game after striking out the side…I really think I’m dying inside…

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

      I’m all for a less rigid use of the closer but he is older and coming off of shoulder surgery.

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

      Because Mariano Rivera is our 39-year-old closer who is coming off off-season shoulder surgery pitching in a rainy, cold night in the second month of the season?

      • Ivan

        Exactly.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      Becuae he’s old. they’re trying to protect him.

  • EvoLuTioN

    nice story michael kay, tell it to someone who cares

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    The only way I can explain this is that the Yankees clearly believe Veras can be an asset to them if they could straighten him out, and they are going to keep trying to work on him until he proves that he aint turning it around and then DFA him.

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

      Joe is obviously trying to get him going. In terms of stuff, he’s among the best on the staff. But he just has no idea where its going and is an absolute blockhead.

      But you know what? We used to say the same things about Brian Bruney. He had horrendous control for years, and was released by the D-Backs as a result. But these things can turn around, and for the past two seasons he’s been one of our go-to guys.

      Note to TSJC: That’s what a argument defending Veras looks like.

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

    This game is so bad I think I’d rather google ‘Old Reliable’ instead.

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

      Hahahah.

      You won’t let it go!

    • pat
  • Orlando

    B. George I agree this team is flat and tight!!! A team takes on the demeanor of its manager and Girardi looks like he’s ready to do chin-ups on the top step of the duggout!!!

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      You agree? Then reply directly to him with the giant blue reply button.

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

      I heard that same dumb line on WFAN today, too.

    • pat

      You can’t do chin ups on steps dipshit. And it’s spelled dugout.

  • tampayankee

    Wow! Clueless reallly in the game. Leave the pitcher that blew up last innning in when you have EIGHT count them EIGHT releivers! I would not hire this guy to coach T-ball!

    • tampayankee

      Holy SHit! the blind squirrel found the nut!

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

        Really? What kind of nut did you find?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      1-2-3 FUCKING INNING. What the fuckk else do you want? Yankee fans are the most irrational stupidest people I’ve met. Seriously let’s boo the fuck out of Teix and Veras so they can feel better! There’s only like a handful of people who aren’t jumping off a cliff now.

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

        Let’s chant Red sox suck when our boys are down during the game and have pwned us all year.

  • Drew

    Fist pump from Veras. Nice.

  • Orlando

    no DFA for Veras…period!! I mean I’d rather see Veras than bringing up Casey Fossum.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Wow, maybe Veras needs to throw about 20 more warm up pitches in the bullpen before each appearance.

    Or face the bottom of the line up every time.

  • Ivan

    Look guys as bad as things look, look at the bright side if this is rock bottom, this team is in great shape.

    The starting pitching will be good, the offense will improve and even the dreaded BP.

    This team will eventually turn around.

    Hey if the Jays can do it, the yanks do it X3.

  • Orlando

    time to get some Chivas 18!!!

  • EvoLuTioN

    every night seems to be a moral victory for this team, youd think by now they would learn how to put all those moral wins together and get a god damn real win

  • pc69

    Missed most of the game. what happened to Molina?

    • EvoLuTioN

      quad strain

    • Will

      hes letting cervelli try out catching for a little, he went on a coffee run.

  • Orlando

    Pena Cervelli and Jeter….let’s go!!!

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

    Yeah, guys! It’s Girardi’s lack of intensity that’s giving up runs. Not the pitchers. It’s Girardi’s lack of “fire!”

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      Yeah, He’s not shooting enough fireballs out his nose, so the bullpen doesn’t think it needs to throw strikes.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    If we DFA’d Lanny, would he pass through waivers, or would SoSH or Lohud take him?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’ve heard rumors that his agent has been talking to LoHud.

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

      Trade him for scribbletone on MLBTR?

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      Waswatching is in on him to.

  • EvoLuTioN

    i want a replay that was so close

  • Accent Shallow

    Veras ERA watch: 7.20.

    I have no faith in the bottom of the order, so at least the top of the order will get Percival in the 9th, assuming the Rays don’t score any more.

  • Orlando

    Longoria is a STUD!!!

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

    That was one helluva play by Longoria. Golf clap.

  • B.George

    Why is Tomko still with SWB?

    • EvoLuTioN

      pretty sure he’ll be up by june 1 because if he isn’t with the mlb club by then hes a FA

  • EvoLuTioN

    lets continue the line guys

  • Ivan

    Cavs haven’t had a difficult game in the playoffs yet.

  • EvoLuTioN

    HELL YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS DAMON

  • ARX

    HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    YYYYEEESSSS!S!!S!S!S!S!S!SS!S!S!S!!S!S!SS

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

    MVP! MVP! MVP!

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

    Johnny Damon has the balls.

  • Orlando

    johnny DAMONIC!!!!!!

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Johnny Damon is my new man crush.

  • Alex S

    DAMON !

  • Nick

    so kay said earlier that melky was our hottest hitter…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    TIE GAME FUCKING DAMON! HE’S ON MAH FANTASY TEAM! I LESS THAN THREE DAMON!

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    oh god…it’s on where’s Lanny to talk some shite!

  • Manimal

    JOHNNY! Helpin the yanks and my fantasy team.

  • Drew

    JD, just unbelievable. Take notes every other hitter on the team.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Awesome. Damon is so locked right now.

  • Jake H

    Damon at least doesn’t want to lose.

  • Ivan

    DAMON: Just respect his conglomerate.

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

    You can all shut the fuck up right now.

  • Chip

    And suddenly, all is once again right in the world

  • Infamous

    Girardi must of “FIRED UP” Damon before that at bat!!!!!

  • V

    My fantasy team is enjoying Johnny Damon.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Too bad Damon is in this lineup. How will we score?

  • EvoLuTioN

    of course tex flies out

  • teix is the man

    Teix ur still my boy!

  • Accent Shallow

    Thanks Johnny. I needed that.

  • pc69

    Ok, every loser who keeps saying the game is over, needs to find the closest ledge and let natural selection take over. Please!