Game 31: Finding a new way to lose

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Game 31 Spillover Thread

The Yanks are 1-6 in their last seven games, and are 5-11 in their last sixteen. They’ve lost games in every way imaginable; walk-offs, blows outs, defensive ugliness, pitcher duels, you name it. You can bet the team would like to go into tomorrow’s off day on the heels of a victory, rather than having to think about what went wrong in yet another loss.

Joba Chamberlain will make the start this afternoon despite popping a blood vessel in his pitching thumb yesterday. I’m a bit shocked that they’re sending him to the mound, the Yanks have always treated their young arms with kid gloves. The fact that he’s going pitch makes me feel better, because the thumb issue can’t be that serious then. Hopefully he’s ready to go from first pitch, rather than waiting until the game has pretty much already been decided, like in his last two starts. Joba will be opposed by Koji Uehara, who beat the Yanks in the second game of the season.

The lineup:

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Matsui, DH
Swisher, RF
Cano, 2B
Melky, CF
Cervelli, C

And on the mound, the blood vessel poppin’ Joba Chamberlain.

Happy Mothers Day to all the RAB moms and wives out there.

A crazier Bronx Zoo
Game 31 Spillover Thread
  • robert skollar

    8-3 YANKS…

    MATSUI AND TEX HR’S…

    I couldn’t wait until the end of the game.

  • Nady Nation

    I just watched the batting practice show and A-Rod was wearing the pink wristbands, but not using the pink bat. A-Rod: Pro-cancer.

    All kidding aside, Happy Mother’s Day to all the RAB moms out there.

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

      ARod has murdered Mother’s Day history.

      Sincerely,
      Jayson Stark

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

      All kidding aside, Happy Mother’s Day to all the RAB moms out there.

      Happy Mother’s day, Marsha and YankeeGirl49!

  • the melk man misses deliveries

    that’s how we replace posada, 2 catchers is the way to go

  • donttradecano

    If melvin popped a blood vessel in his thumb, hed just grow another thumb.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      There is no way that Melvin could pop a blood vessel. He is genetically perfect.

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

        Melvin does not have blood vessels. Underneath his skin, he is solid steel.

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          I thought it was ice-water that’s flowing through his veins.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            Melvin only uses a glove for one game, if he handles it any longer than that it starts becoming a living cow again.

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

              (golf clap)

              Melvin is actually 177 years old. He does not age, nor is there any record of anybody having given birth to him.

              He has previously gone by the names of Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Sandy Koufax, Roberto Clemente, Michael Jordan, Ronaldo, and Barack Obama.

              • 27 this year

                gotta to give you this.

                IETC and +1

              • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                Melvin knows the cure for cancer, he just doesn’t talk about it because it would look like bragging.

                • whozat

                  IETC

                  …would look like bragging. Nice!

              • Bob Stone

                Who is this Melvin guy and why are we talking about him?

                • whozat

                  Inside joke…search the site for “Melvin Crousset”

                • Andy In Sunny Daytona

                  Two S’s and two T’s! Come on whozat, you’re better than that. You’re a doctor for Mo’s sake, act like it!

              • donttradecano

                Current Aliases: LeBron James

  • Drew

    This might be a tough day for Joba. Hope he’s doing well.

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

    Cynically, my first thought when I heard Joba was actually going to make this start was: Now the Yanks have a built-in excuse when he loses.

    • Drew

      Shame on you!! Teh Joba does not lose ever.

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

      I blame Jose Molina.

  • A.D.

    BOOM

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

    Awakened?

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

      THAT JUST HAPPENED. IS YOUR MIND BLOWN?

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, Tex treating this Japanese soft-tosser the way he deserves!

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

    Dead Texy.

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

      He’s bringing Texy back.

  • Bob Stone

    Way to go TEX!!!

  • 27 this year

    HOMER!

  • A.D.

    Tex is quickly becoming one of the best solo HR guys out there

    • 27 this year

      yea but Arod still outdoes him Friday notwithstanding.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    tex going deep.

  • 27 this year

    Dare I say back to back

    TEX-ROD

  • JobaWockeeZ

    The Yankee fans at Baltimore cheer louder for Teix then we do at home.

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

      Because it’s cheaper to go to Baltimore, buy good tickets and come back to New York than it is to pay $1800 for field level seats. That’s not an exaggeration.

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

        Agreed.

        Also, there’s nothing to do in Baltimore. Why not go to the ballpark and cheer for the other team?

      • A.D.

        Plus they make it easier with the 7pm Saturday games.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Starting to heat up, he is.

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

    Mark Teixeira >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Koji Uehara

    • 27 this year

      ICWUDT

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

    If I have to listen to John Sterling say, “A Teix message. On the Mark” one time this season…

    • A.D.

      John Sterling is trying to corner the market on corny slogans.

    • 27 this year

      has he actually said that, I haven’t heard Sterling all season.

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

        He actually said that.

        I’m studying in a room with no TV. So I’m stuck with Waldman and Sterling today.

        • donttradecano

          I heard thats what rikers is like.

    • Accent Shallow

      Maybe you’ll be lucky and he won’t hit any more homers?

      I’m more frustrated by Sterling getting the call wrong. “And that pitch is a ball . . . no, strike 3!” “It is high, it is far, it is GO– no, it’s caught on the track.”

      • A.D.

        Yeah the miss calls are incredibly annoying.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Nice base hit for alex.

    • 27 this year

      yea but that pitch was right down the middle. Shouldn’t been a home run.

      BUST!

  • Bob Stone

    Let’s see A-Rod steal now

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

    Man. Worst. Headache. Ever.

    Grar.

    • whozat

      Doing a little mother’s day pregaming last night?

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

        No.

        Which is kind of why it’s freaking me out. I don’t get headaches. Ever.

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

          It’s lupus.

          • donttradecano

            Or her bodys in shock from not writing a paper.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            Brian Bruney said “Maybe it’s a tumor?”

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

              ICWUDT.

              IT’S NOT A TUMAH!!!!

          • bizarrojamie

            It’s never lupus.

  • A.D.

    Hopefully Matsui hits a nice HR here make it easy for A-Rod to make it home.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Michael Kay: A-Rod has yet to slide in anger.

    What the hell does that even mean?

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s a clumsy use of English in a war analogy?

      He hasn’t slid in a game yet.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        I know, but Kay apparently can’t use the English language very well. Anger was not the word.

        • Accent Shallow

          Well, “yet to [blank] in anger” is an acceptable turn of phrase.

          • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

            Except slide does not fit in that blank.

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

              Which is all the more reason that Kay thinks it’s clever.

              And frankly, most of this is a perception divide… if a notably clever person said it, we’d probably think it was mildly clever, but when a doofus like Kay says it, it sounds hackneyed. Kay is like ARod in that he’s kinda behind the perception 8-ball for us now, we judge both his failures and his successes in a bad light.

              • Accent Shallow

                The operative difference being that Kay doesn’t have a massive reservoir of natural talent to draw upon.

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

                  True.

  • donttradecano

    BSPN on Arod:

    Arods just trying to put himself in the spotlight by wearing pink wristbands. It doesnt take away from the fact he did steroids.

    Manny taking fertility drugs as to cure cancer, because the Sox care.

  • donttradecano

    that quit smoking commericall>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>missing fingers lady

    • A.D.

      +1

  • Bob Stone

    Let’s go Joba

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

    Wow, Joba, a strike would be nice.

  • Accent Shallow

    Please don’t walk Roiberts.

    • 27 this year

      was that a typo or a shot at Jeter?

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I dont get it. Joba has come out in each of the last three starts throwing 90 for the first 2-3 innings before turning it on.

    • 27 this year

      I never really paid attention but maybe it just takes him time to relax and get loose? Maybe later in the season he finally changes but that is something watch for.

    • Will

      I get it, he’s 23 and its early in the year. Do you want him to blow himself out early in the game?

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        It is not April anymore. I dont want him to blow himself out, but he didnt do this at all last year.

        • andrew

          He wasn’t in the starting rotation last year at this point. It’s a lot easier to throw 95 for an inning in April than it is for 6 innings.

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

      Actually, he threw 90 for the first five batters last start before turning it on in the very first inning.

    • Accent Shallow

      Phil Hughes had better velocity yesterday than Joba does today.

      DFA them both.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        You know that is not what I am saying. You do not need great velocity to be a good pitcher. But a pitcher who typically has great velocity having lowered velocity is a cause to wonder.

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

    Joba, stop failing.

  • donttradecano

    Bust. Game Over. Season Over.

  • Bob Stone

    Joba’s control is awful so far

  • A.D.

    So far Joba has no control

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

    Girardi: “Hey, Leroy, get your ass in gear!”

  • pete

    Instead of an 8th inning guy, they should get a 1st inning guy for joba’s starts.

  • Accent Shallow

    At least that’s an out.

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

    Heh, anyone else thought that was gone?

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

      John Sterling did.

    • donttradecano

      bad timing.

  • A.D.

    Swisher has some ugly throws from RF

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

    Did Kay just drop an “ICWUDT”?

  • Ed

    This sucks.

  • Bob Stone

    Shit

  • A.D.

    Jesus

  • Accent Shallow

    Really? Aubrey Huff two days in a row?

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

    Awful… Boy this team is frustrating. Maybe that thumb is bothering more than we think. Come on Joba, get it together.

    • andrew

      He did this last start too, without the thumb

  • Nady Nation

    Did Huff just do a mocking fist pump?

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

    At least Huff is on my fantasy team.

    • donttradecano

      me too.

  • Jersey

    Oh come on.

  • eric

    Huff’s getting beamed

  • NJY

    Here is a thought, not sure if this is the right post but why not… Since you guys are an official YES blog, think there is any way to ask them to find a radar gun that is slightly more accurate?

  • pete

    seriously though
    start. warming. up. earlier. you. fuckhead.

    • bizarrojamie

      I think they should have somebody stand in the pen holding a bat to simulate the first inning during warm up.

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

    MOTHERFUCKER

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Aubrey Huff just fistpumped in Joba’s general direction. Aka he just earned a fastball in his earhole.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      The Baltimore feed said the the orioles discussed it in the clubhouse before the games. He’s getting drilled next time up

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

        Really?

        That’s pretty funny, actually.

  • Yankee1010

    Was Huff showing Joba up?

    I’m ready for Joba to bring it in the 1st inning too.

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

    Fire Joe Girardi. Why start Joba with a popped blood vessel in his throwing hand a very well rested Aceves in the pen?

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

      This is sarcasm, right?

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

      This is a joke, right? Joba gave up runs in the first inning last start, was Girardi at fault for starting him after his mom was arrested?

    • Yankee1010

      I don’t think it’s necessarily a popped blood vessel issue. Joba obviously has issues with the 1st inning.

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

        Not a joke. I’m about done with Girardi. The Yanks are going to have skip Joba at points over the season. Why bother push him today?

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

          They had medical professionals saying he was good to go, why do you think they’re “pushing” him? What’s the point of having trained people there if you’re just going to ignore what they’re saying?

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Seriously? I would love to hear your issues with Girardi that warrant firing. Because I really, really do not see it.

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

            Why keep him around?

            The $200 million Yanks are 5.5 games out of first. The pitching has been terrible. The bullpen management terrible. The roster management terrible, and the handling of injuries has been mixed.

            I know that a lot of the Yanks’ problems aren’t Girardi’s fault. He didn’t pull anyone’s hamstring, but he’s not making the best of what’s around. He’s not some strategic genius, and his Yankees have gone 4-10 against teams they’re going to have to beat to make the playoffs.

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

              What? First of all, it’s May 9th, relax. Secondly, how has the bullpen management been “terrible”? Outside of Phil Coke, what other reliever has been consistently performing at an acceptable level? I’d like for you to drop one name other than Coke and arguably Mariano Rivera.

              Lastly, they’ve gone 14-16 with the following missing:

              #2 starter
              top two set-up relievers
              starting right fielder
              starting third basemen
              backup third basemen
              starting catcher
              backup catcher

              Please, Ben, tell me what manager would be in control of a winning club with this walking medical ward?

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

                Oh, and not to mention well-below-average production at first base.

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

                  At the same time, the Yankees were still trotting out a lineup with Jeter, Damon, Teixeira, Posada (for a few weeks), Cano, Swisher and Matsui at the top. They had 4 of their 5 starters healthy. That should enable them to play better baseball than the AL Central.

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

                  And it’s Girardi’s fault that CC Sabathia has pitched relatively well in four games? It’s Girardi’s fault that Mariano blew a two-out, two-run lead in the ninth? It’s Girardi’s fault that A.J. Burnett can’t hold a 6-0 lead and gives up a grand slam to The Heart of the Nation?

                  Really, Ben? Out of all the things that’s happened this season, you’re laying the majority of the blame at Joe Girardi’s feet? The man won 89 games last year with Mike Mussina and a half-season of Andy Pettitte, yet you’re ready to fire him on frickin’ Many 9th?

            • Accent Shallow

              I’m not sure if we’ll see a mid-year firing, but if the Yankees underachieve this year, I bet he’s gone.

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

          But isn’t the problem with the idea that he should be skipped multiple times in order to prolong his limited innings the countervailing concept that skipping him screws with his routine and leads to him being rusty?

          There’s certainly a school of thought that says he should just take the hill every 5th day and keep learning how to pitch. If it means he gets shut down in late August instead of early September, so be it.

  • dkidd

    aubrey huff, get ready to duck

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

    I want Aubrey Huff on his face.

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

    Aubrey Huff is not a Yankee, so that’s not bushleague, that’s just good old fashioned All-American enthusiasm. Nothing wrong with that.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I’m watching the Oriole broadcast and Jim Palmer said the team actually discussed doing that in a pregame meeting. Classy.

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

        The Orioles are American Heroes for standing up to the classless, bush-league tactics of the evil, CommuNazi Yankees.

  • Mike Pop

    This is tough, man.

  • A.D.

    well executed run down

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

      What the hell was Swish doing in there?

      • donttradecano

        he got bored in the OF.

      • andrew

        He shouldn’t get in the way, but he’s got nothing else to be doing, might as well back up the play.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Joba should drill huff in his ass the next time he bats.

    • Mike Pop

      I’d prefer a K on 3 nasty pitches.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Screw his ass one good fastball in the face to tell the bastard he sucks at this game.

  • Bob Stone

    I don’t get it – Joba seemingly always comes out slow as a starter and always came out on fire as a reliever. I know he has to pace himself for more innings but I still don’t get the difference. What is the story with that?

    • Accent Shallow

      I especially don’t get it since he didn’t have the same issues last year as a starter.

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

        Again, we’re dealing with what, 3-4 starts tops this year where he’s struggled in the first inning?

        Just not enough data to make sweeping conclusions over.

  • donttradecano

    Look at that teamwork.

  • Ed

    Wow. Two bad baseball teams. When do the blue jays play the royals this season. I want to see some good baseball.

    • Mike Pop

      Then turn it off.

      • Bob Stone

        IETC

      • Ed

        You’re right. Just a comment out of frustration.

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

      I want to see some good baseball.

      The Mets and the Pirates are on CW11.

      http://www.instantcrickets.com

      • Mike Pop

        Awesome.

  • Accent Shallow

    What has Tex been doing the past two nights?

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

    WTF Teixeira.

  • Bob Stone

    And now Tex is showing shades of Giambi defense

  • Bob Stone

    At least Joba gave up less than the 4 runs he yielded last time in the first inning.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah and when he strikes out the rest of the Orioles he can go to Aubrey huff’s face and do his signature fistpump.

      • Bob Stone

        I hope you’re right about that

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

          I would love to see Joba walk over to the Orioles dugout after striking out the side and do a fistpump right in their faces.

          Or, do the Sam Cassell “Big Nuts” dance.

          • Mike Pop

            Or slap him in the head like “Skip to my Lou”.

            Heh, how are you going to slap him in the head? Hahah, I found that so funny.

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

              Heh. Agreed.

              Alston is one crazy mofo.

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

    Okay. It’s only two runs. We got this.

  • donttradecano

    Huff did it twice. Where is the outrage? Oh its on.

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

      Twice? Wow.

  • Matt-Pitt

    I didn’t even see the first fist pump around first… Wow, classy.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      Aubrey Huff is white trash

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

        Hey, now, that’s not cool.

        If I were white trash, I’d be offended by that. Aubrey Huff is beneath white trash.

    • Mike Pop

      Ya, same here.

      I used to like Huff, not anymore.

  • BigBlueAL

    Joba reminds me now of Rick Vaughn in Major League 2.

    • Bob Stone

      Great analogy

      • Bob Stone

        Maybe Joba needs glasses like Rick Vaughn

        • Mike Pop

          The best thing about that is, he comes in where he truly belongs. To close out the game like he did at the end of the movie. That’s where he belongs. I see Goose when I look at him.

          Sincerely,

          Mike Francessa

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

    The title of the thread couldn’t have described the team better

  • rally caps

    who will joba throw at most in his career? youk? bay? huff?

    All 3 are annoying but I’m gonna go with youk – only cuz huff isn’t good enough to bother throwing at

    • Bob Stone

      I vote for Youl and agree about Huff

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

      He keeps trying to throw at Dustin Pedroia’s head, but he always misses high.

  • V

    So, uh, why doesn’t Joba warm up a little longer in the bullpen?

    It seems to take him 20 pitches to ‘get it’. Kind of weird.

    And I want Huff to get one in the ribs.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    What a bunch of babies…. Oh, no, Joba pumps his fist, lets make fun of it. I’m sure they did the same thing whenever they scored off K-Rod, or Beckett, or Papelbon.

  • pc69

    If I am Joba, Huff gets three pitches at this head.

    That was total bullshit and the Yankees should not stand for it.

    And the two sissy bitches on YES need to shut the fuck up. It is on.

    • Mike Pop

      Not at his head, come on.

      Nice piece of hitting for Cano there.

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

        Not at his head, come on.

        Agreed.

        We can’t stoop to the level of Josh Beckett. That’s a surefire road to inbreeding.

      • pc69

        No, at his head. That was blatant. I pitched in college and that is the rule.

        He might as well have gone up and spit in his face. What would you do if someone spit in your face.

        • Mike Pop

          Ya, you’re right.

          Fucking a guy up for life, or possibly killing him/ending his career/getting thrown out of the game/suspended is worth it.

        • V

          You really want to play around with something that could kill a guy?

          Really?

          • pc69

            Sorry. Just my position on this one. If it make you feel better, he can hit him in the back which will have zero affect.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      The smart and rational thing to do. He won’t even get 3 attempts, he’ll probably get thrown out by the 1st. And then put our bullpen in? Then you’ll blame Girardi out of nowhere.

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

        One pitch in his ribs will be plenty.

        Take your base and don’t forget that shit.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Yup. But 3 pitches in the head is laughable.

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

            I agree it would be laughable.

            But the ump would throw him out before he even got to three.

  • Bob Stone

    It’s a really good cause but I hate this pink stuff – especially the bats

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    What I don’t get is why are they picking on Joba? A young kid? There are established veterans and stars who do so much worse on the mound than a fist pump. That is absolutely a classless, premeditated move by a team going nowhere.

    • V

      The Yankees should send the Orioles clubhouse a ‘fist pump video’ when they’re eliminated from playoff contention.

      • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

        I work for YES and I could easily put together a fistpump montage. Let’s make it happen.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Hey even CC is going to be in it.

          • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

            I’ll go so far as to find any player doing any reaction on the mound of any kind and send it to Camden Yards, ATTN: Aubrey Huff.

            I have a lot of downtime.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Yeah make a great montage and give it as a present to Aubrey when the O’s are eliminated from going to the playoffs.

            • V

              Sweet. Throw in some K-Rod pointing at the sky clips.

              • JobaWockeeZ

                He’s a religious person, nothing wrong with that. Joba on the other hand is a disgrace to baseball.

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

          I work for YES and I could easily put together a fistpump montage. Let’s make it happen.

          Hey Frank, maybe you can help me: I want a copy of the dramatic trumpet classical music they play during the promo commercials (the ones Kay is talking over with images of the new stadium).

          What’s the name of that piece of music, and how can I get it?

          • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

            I don’t know but I can find out. Stay tuned.

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

              Thanks.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    The Huff pistpump looks more and more fail every time I see it.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, Robbie doesn’t suck!

  • donttradecano

    Cano is back. You heard it here.

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

    Heh, maybe Joba-Huff will turn into a Mesa-Vizquel kind of thing.

    After Mesa blew the save in Game 7 of the ’97 WS, Vizquel blamed Mesa, then Mesa hit Vizquel every time he faced him for the rest of his career.

    • Bob Stone

      Fair retribution

    • donttradecano

      as long as Joba doesnt follow Mesas other antics, id like that.

  • rally caps

    cano – where’s the fist pump to huff’s face while rounding first? c’mon robbie…

  • pete

    that right there is the patience ppl are talking about w/ cano – it doesn’t have to be walks; taking those two strikes on the outside corner (not to mention the ball on the inside corner) b/c he is confident he’ll get a better pitch to hit

  • Matt-Pitt

    Tough break for Melky shading him up the middle. Thought that was a single off the bat.

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

    You know what? The right thing to do would be to take the fist pumps from Huff and use them as a rallying point for the team.

    • rally caps

      you know your season is going poorly when …

    • Matt-Pitt

      I agree. I think it should fire them up to win more than fire them up to get revenge. Best way to get back at him at this point is to win this ball game.

      • V

        And hit 10 homeruns and ‘fist pump’ at Aubrey Huff every time they round first.

      • pete

        if mo pitches, he should hit huff
        that way he only makes it to first

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah motivate them to hit their own home runs, then walking very slowly to first make an exaggerated fistpump to piss him off.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Uehara is at 43 through 2. A nice quick inning from Joba here would be nice with the top of the order leading off.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    I would agree with Huff more if Joba had done it against his team… but it was against the Red Sox when he really let loose. Why do they care that much to talk about it before the game? They really suck at the whole “having a life” thing.

  • Accent Shallow

    Joba’s thrown five pitches this inning.

    94, 92, 94, 95.

    • donttradecano

      Bust. They should all be 99.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        LOL. Beat me to it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

      And then the curve at 76. Awesome.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Doesn’t that make his first inning even stranger? He did this last game as well. He cant put the team in a hole right off the bat.

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

    And now Joba starts trying. He’s got to learn to get it going right from the start, but I suppose that isn’t something uncommon for 23-yr old pitchers.

    • V

      I don’t think it’s not trying. I honestly don’t believe he’s warmed up enough.

  • donttradecano

    Is Kay secretly calling todays players bitches?

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

    Heh, apparently the Orioles said that they didn’t like what Joba did to the Red Sox last time. Well, first of all, get the fuck off of your pedastal.

    Second of all, my response would be, “Yeah, well I don’t like the fact that those players have been giving the Baltimore fans a shitty team for over a decade, but, whatever.”

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

      Heh. Remember that one thing that that one Baltimore guy did that one time that pissed everybody off?

      Yeah, me neither because the Orioles haven’t been relevant since the Clinton administration.

      http://www.sadtrombone.com

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    The Orioles gun had that last pitch at 99. I doubt the accuracy of that.

    Either that or Aubrey Huff really pissed Joba off.

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

    Oh, look. It’s 2nd inning Joba.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Very nice inning, Joba. Lets go offense, get those runs back.

  • dkidd

    nice comeback inning! we’re winning this game

  • rally caps

    if joba goes right after huff next inning on the first pitch… the bullpens will be near the pitchers mound shortly — do the joba rules have anything to say about joba fighting?

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

      Too bad Farnsworth’s not around any more. AJ looks like he could rumble at any given moment though.

      • rally caps

        girardi would/could mix it up. he’s probably the only mngr in baseball who would throw down on the field

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Michael Kay: confusing changeups and curveballs since forever.

  • eric

    I hate Jim Palmer…he is annoying

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

    By the way folks, can you all check out Point 4 on the commenting guidelines. I know the Yanks are a frustrating team to watch right now but the cursing’s getting a little out of hand in these threads.

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

      sorry

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

    New plan: Joba has double warm up time.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    According to the Orioles booth Chamberlain has a tendency to show up opponents, an now there going on about how his teammates need to straighten him out

    • rally caps

      i.e. – if other players from other teams show you up, joba, we encourage you to take care of the problem

    • V

      And the Orioles have a tendency to lose a lot of games. Maybe they should fix that part, first?

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      Unbelievable. Let’s pick on the kid. Not the established veterans that act much worse.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      The Baltimore Orioles – Policing the American League since 2009.

  • V

    Well, Damon’s starting to swing at pitches 6 inches outside…

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

      It was a hit and run, he’s gotta swing.

      • V

        The one I was commenting on, Jeter didn’t budge.

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

    I would love one between the eyes of Huff but thats probably going too far.

    • Mike Pop

      Eh, that’s not right.

      Joba would lose all respect by doing that. I know this doesn’t matter to us fans but you don’t want to see him get that kind of a rep even more.

  • V

    Man, they have some bad at bats against this guy.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Damon looks very uncomfortable against Uehara.

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

    Damon’s ice cold, He hasn’t gotten a hit in like, forever, let’s cut this old bum.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Teix is over the Mendoza line already?

  • donttradecano

    hypocracy of orioles fans continues.

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

    Uh, Kay, I think ARod’s walk-off grand slam in 2007 was more dramatic than Friday night’s homer.

  • V

    An ARod blast with a fist pump at Huff would be great….

  • V

    And another popup. GRRRR

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m self-censoring this comment in deference to Ben’s earlier mention of the commenting guidelines.

    A certain profane chant is clearly audible during A-Rod’s at bat.