• JobaWockeeZ

    I’d take a slow game with us owning than a short one where we get owned like yesterday.

    • Evan

      Amen.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Since I missed last week’s Lost and haven’t had time to watch it, I got plenty of time for this game….

    • Yankeegirl49

      Same here…figure Ill catch up over the weekend.

  • Steve O.

    ZOMG!11!!1! Pettitte back in for the 6th!!11!1 But what about teh pitch count!1!1!!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Why does my Mlb.tv keep thinking it’s a commercial in the middle of innings?!?!

  • Evan

    With Millar on the juice in 2004, that thing was 10 rows deep.

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

    Pat Venditte of all people coughs up Charleston’s no-hitter.

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

      …So I was going to say ‘hey he got promoted’ and then i realized that Charleston is lower than Tampa.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        I couldn’t remember which was which this afternoon.

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

        I would LOVE to see a game in Charleston. I hear its a pretty town, and I’d love to see Brackman live.

    • Steve O.

      He should’ve thrown with his right foot, it gets good life on the FB.

  • Accent Shallow

    So that rest Halladay gave the pen certainly didn’t last long.

    • Steve O.

      The rotation giveth; the rotation taketh.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And Gardner got his HR before Ortiz this season. I’m still loving that.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Not supposed to be a reply. My bad.

      • Zack

        Odds Gardner hits #2 before Papi hits #1?

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          This made me smile.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Lucky inning for Andy there. Those three fly outs were hit pretty hard.

  • Nady Nation

    Andy’s at 106 pitches. Bring him out for the 7th?

    • Accent Shallow

      Nah, sit the man down. They have a six run lead.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Am I the only one with a mental picture of Lanny in some basement in the new England area red in the face and screaming “I told you I’m not hungry Ma! Leave me alone!” at the top of his lungs?

    • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      Yeah, probably.

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        I thought so. I have a John Dorian type of imagination…(drifts off with head tilted slightly to the left.)

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Oh great. Now when he snaps out of it he’s gonna say some stupid thing no one elsewould understand.

          /Todd

          • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

            Banana Hammock!

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              You try to get in here wearing that thing, I’m gonna give you a three story atomic wedgie.

    • Ivan

      These God Damn Yanks are not losing.

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        Exactly. “But they’re supposed to suck!”

  • Accent Shallow

    2-for-3: Home Run, Ground Out, Triple.

    Typing it out because I still don’t believe Gardner’s line.

    • Steve O.

      Walk.

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

        Brett Gardner has 8 total bases tonight in 4 plate appearances.

        Amazingly, none of them have been due to singles or stolen bases.

        :: head explodes ::

  • Accent Shallow

    Is the bottom of our order no longer mighty? Bummer.

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

      Brandon League has some of the best stuff of any reliever in the Majors.

      • Accent Shallow

        Was just hoping for Gardner to continue his power surge.

        Or maybe multiple triples in one inning again, deadball-style.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    Hey umps, your teams down by 6.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    RIP Zimmerman’s hit-streak.

    Weird story: I used to play ball with a guy named Ryan Zimmerman who died in a car crash after our freshman year of college.

  • Ivan

    Will Dimaggio record eva be broken?

    • Zack

      No

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Someday. I’m just not sure we will be around to see it.

    • Steve H

      No, too much specialization in the pens. Dimaggio got to see the same pitcher 4 or 5 times a game, that’s not happening now.

  • Evan

    Isn’t this the type of game that Veras/Edwar/Albaladejo should be in to get thier work in?

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

      Remember that game in Detroit that was 8-1 that Albie nearly blue necessitating the use of Rivera?

      • Evan

        Unfortunately.

    • Chip

      No, I don’t want this to get interesting

  • Eirias

    The Mexican Gangster will never, ever, beat the Mexecutioner in terms of nicknames.

    • Ivan

      How about AK-47?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Mexecutioner as in Manny Pacquiao?

      • Ivan

        He’s Phillipino.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Oh I know. I think that’s also his nickname for beating a lot of Mexican boxers. But I’m a big fan since I am also Filipino.

          • Kelvz

            Heh, Kababayan! Good to see some of my fellow Filipinos here.

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        I thought he was Filipino

        • Steve O.

          I thought he was Spanish.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Nope full Filipino. But we do look like Hispanics due to us being a mix of Chinese, native Filipinos and the Spanish.

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

              Did you ever see Kid Chicago? He fought out of Detroit, I think.

      • Eirias

        No, Joakim Soria.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, the Mexican Darrell Rasner!

    Please pitch well enough that we don’t have to sell you to Japan, sir.

  • Evan

    Per Pete Abe:

    “I’d like to point out that Angel Berroa warmed up the pitcher while Cervelli was getting his gear on. Maybe that is why he is still on the roster. He was using a mitt he got from Bill Dickey.”

    Hillarious. Can’t they get someone useful up here? Pena is a stud. Cut the dead weight.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d agree with you, except we have one infielder returning from major surgery, and another who’s day-to-day with an oblique strain that may require DL time. I can’t kill them for letting Berroa stick around a couple more days.

      If he’s still on the roster in mid-June, though, I may be unhappy.

      • Evan

        I think Jeter will be fine, he just needs a couple days rest. I really think we could use the extra bat rather than having 2 back-up middle IF, although at this point I can’t blame Cashmoney for keeping a back-up for the back-up around.

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

        By June 1st, we will make the greatest trade in Baseball history.

        We will get Brian Bruney, Jorge Posada, Damaso Marte, Chien Ming Wang and Xavier Nady and give up nothing for all of them.

        • Evan

          You think Posada, Marte and Nady will be ready to go by then?

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

            That’s their target date from what I know.

            BTW-Suzyn Waldman said Bruney had a good bullpen today.

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

              BTW-Suzyn Waldman said Bruney had a good bullpen today.

              I bet she did…

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

    Dontrelle’s night is over.

    The good news is Dontrelle Willis only walked one guy. The rest of the news is all bad.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=290513109

    • Evan

      He walked two guys.

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

        Must have been in that last inning. He had one going into the 5th.

    • Eirias

      His ERA is still, what, a quarter of Wang’s?

    • Accent Shallow

      Poor D-Train.

      I can’t believe he’s done.

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

        At 27.

        Plus I can’t believe Dombrowski gave him and extension. Yikes.

        • EB

          Dumbrowski

      • Slu

        It is sad. He seems like such a good guy too. I am rooting for him.

        • Evan

          He seems like a good guy, kind of like Torri Hunter. Does a lot for inner city kids. I can’t imagine that once people figured out his crazy delivery, that was all she wrote. Didn’t his velocity drop off a couple years ago? Injury?

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

            Yeah, and his enthusiasm and his personal story was so great for the game. It’s hard not to root for him, and its sad that it appears to be over.

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

              He was our updated version of Vida Blue.

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

                Did you see the car crash he survived? Insane.

  • Eirias

    This commercial, in its sagacity, drives me nuts with its talk about the monies.

  • Evan

    I’m sticking by Swish. He’s become a K-Machine, but he carried us for a nice stretch.

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

      Yep, he’s just regressing to the mean.

      • Evan

        Swisher has been striking out at a nauseating rate.

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

        He always Ks a ton. If he hits 20+ hr/year, I can live with that.

        • Evan

          I see him going on hot/cold stretches all year. He will keep up his OBP, which is nice. I think he will hit closer to 30HR, depending on how he splits time with Nady when he gets back. Maybe Swisher moves to CF, unless Melky keeps tearing the cover off the ball. In any case, that is a scenario I am looking forward too. That and the discussion about what to do with Hughes once Wang comes back and dominates.

        • Steve H

          And gets on base at a .360+ clip with no drastic L/R split.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          And with his great OBP I’ll be just fine.

  • Charlie

    If we can’t trust veras/edwar/albie here, and im not sayin we should, then what the hell are they doing on the roster??

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

      And our other options are…

      • Charlie

        Easy… Dave Robertson & Mark Melancon

        • ranger11

          Until they start getting hit hard.

          • Charlie

            They’d do a better job than the trio i mentioned above.

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

          MM needed to go back to AAA. He needed some steady work and he wasn’t throwing strikes here, which was weird.

          And with Robertson, I’m sorry, but I just don’t see it.

          • Charlie

            yea, i rest my case about why albie sucks

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

      Jeebus, how come every single time the manager goes to the bullpen to get a guy or not get a guy it’s a “referendum” on “trust”?

      Maybe he just wanted to get Aceves some work? Maybe it’s not a show of faith or lack thereof in anybody, because these two innings are pretty much fait accompli?

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        Exactly, I was under the impression that a team wants to use the fewest relief pitchers possible. Why extend the bullpen more than necessary just to show trust in someone.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      So Aceves getting some work is a bad thing because?

      • Charlie

        I never said it was. ANd i never really complained about putting him in I like aceves, i just don’t like veras/edwar/albie

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

      Um, they’re up by 6. Why wouldn’t you use your long reliever/mop up man here?

      • Charlie

        Forget this situation. All i’m saying is i think that robertson/melancon would be a better help to this team than the three shitheads

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

          Allow me to recap, Charlie.

          You: “Why the hell is this thing happening in this situation?”
          Us: “There’s nothing wrong with this happening in this situation. You’re overreacting.”
          You: “Oh. Well, I wasn’t talking about this situation, then, forget it. Why do these guys who I think suck exist?”
          Us: “Because they don’t suck like you think they suck. You’re probably still overreacting.”

          … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Aceves hadn’t pitched since Hughes last start, 5/4. So that was long enough ago I would think it’d be time to get him some work….

  • BigBlueAL

    I just got home and looked at the box score and I thought there was a typo or something, Gardner with a HR and Triple!!!!

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

      He received an overdose of gamma radiation.

      Don’t make him angry, you wouldnt like him when he’s angry.

      (Hoping you get the reference)

      • BigBlueAL

        Hulk reference???? Either way I think I get it!!!! LOL

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

          DING DING DING!

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

        Did you know that Lou Ferrigno’s deaf?

        • BigBlueAL

          Damn Mike u never knew that!?!? Loved him in King of Queens btw.

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

          And you couldn’t even tell with the fine acting he did.

          He said “GRRRRRRRRRAAAAAHHHH” and “HHHHUUUUURRRRHH” with such excellent pronunciation.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Get it together Albie. I’d rather see Veras.

  • Evan

    The Mexican Gangster, looking solid.

  • andrew

    Sorry if you guys discussed this in an earlier thread, i’m too lazy to go read through all of them and just got on RAB… but does anyone know the deal with those extra umps? just crazy fans?

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

      They’re Canadians. Batshit insane.

      Their damn dollars are called “loons”, for Mosakes.

      http://stuffandthingsblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/canada-americas-hat-tshirt-1.jpg

    • Evan

      Due to complaints by the Steins about the officiating of late, MLB put 2 “unofficial” umpires in the stands behind HP just in case we wanted a home plate umpire switch.

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

    Heh, Aceves is going to get a save in this game.

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

      You know what really grinds my gears?

      You, America. F$%# you.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I was bemoaning the save rule to an old guy sitting next to me at the Mets game today.

  • Evan

    Gritt Grittner gritting out that gritty HR and that gritty triple. Way to go!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Too many walks for Albie….

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Sonnofa…..

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    A yankee win and long island threating to secede.

    what an abnormal day.

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

      What, what the hell is Texas Governor Rick Perry doing galavanting about Long Island stirring up secessionist talk?

      GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE, YOU REVERSE CARPETBAGGER!!!

      • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

        IETC.

        LI has a point though, they do get screwed on state aid.

        • JackC

          Texas, I beg of you, secede.

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

            Heh.

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            That’d be great for the Yankees, add all of the Texas prospects to the international free agent pool.

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

          True.

          Everybody gets screwed with budgetary maneuvering in one way or another, though. Everybody.

          Just remember that the last state to successfully “secede” from another was West Virginia, during the Civil War. I’m just saying…

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            West Virginia State Employees make so little money that they receive food stamps (and they were asked to take a pay cut to avoid budget problems)…..so careful what you ask for LI.

  • Accent Shallow

    OBP machine Marco Scutaro.

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

    Sheesh, no reason for Mo to be up in this spot.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Like killing a fly with an elephant gun?

    • Accent Shallow

      He certainly shouldn’t be, but save situation = Mo.

      Girardi’s gonna do it “by the book”

    • kingshaffy

      Regardless of what happened, Albaladejo should be sent down. Why do we continue to run relievers out there that simply cannot throw strikes? Walking the 9 hitter with a 6 run lead is inexcusable. Veras is a joke too. At this point our top relievers should be whoever can throw strikes. Aceves has shown that he can do that, I wouldn’t limit him to garbage time.

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

        Walking the 9 hitter with a 6 run lead is inexcusable.

        Ugh, this is my new least favorite phrase.

        There is nothing in baseball that is “inexcusable”. Nothing.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          The facial hair of the Boston Red Sox is inexcusable.

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

            Meh, they’re just overcompensating for their small penises. Even that is more “regrettable but understandable” as opposed to “inexcusable”.

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            And disgusting.

            Only in baseball can millionaires do their jobs and look like they work in record stores.

  • Evan

    You have to be kidding me. This guy can’t even be on mop-up duty. If he can’t be trusted to hold a 6-run lead, then why is he on this team? Get him out. Send him down. Call up someone who isn’t a total pants pooper.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Albie is pitching his way back to Scranton….

    • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

      The bus is outside

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        I’ve got my CDL, if he blew this game I’d drive his ass back there myself!

  • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

    Way to make a long game longer. Even Veras could get these outs..

  • JobaWockeeZ

    There we go Albie.

  • BigBlueAL

    Albie just wanted to make it interesting.

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

    See? No worries.

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

      Precisely.

      Some good, some bad. The refinement process continues.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        Refinement might be a stretch there.

        But on the positive side Aceves looked great.

        It was nice to see someone come out of the pen and throw strikes!

  • Evan

    Even so, he has no business being in the bullpen. That should show Girardi enough right there, call up someone who is of some use.

    • kingshaffy

      Agree 100%. I don’t understand how Robertson kepps getting sent down even though he’s been our 3rd most effective reliever and actually THROWS STRIKES.

  • Accent Shallow

    Albaladejo is aware that a pitcher can’t create his own save situation, right?

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

    Today, we spell redemption… Brett.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Tomorrow, we spell it Swisher. I’m smelling a big game cooking from Nick tomorrow.

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

        Get your RedBulls ready, people, it’s about to go down…

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Grister v Melkster continued. Keep these boys on their toesies.

  • Evan

    Charleston Chew takes the hill tomorrow. Let’s win the series.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Damn, Pettitte got quite lucky tonight–9 base-runners, 2 strikeouts. Eek.

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

      The line between a good outing and a horrid one is often razor thin, for every pitcher*.

      * (Non Halladay-Division)

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