Game 33: Yankee Kryptonite

Another Jeter-less night does not bode well
Game 33 Spillover Thread

A day after the Yankees faced perhaps the best pitcher in the AL over the past few years, they’ll run into another obstacle. Tonight it comes in the form of Scott Richmond, a 29-year-old indy-baller who caught on with the Jays after the 2007 season. Unfortunately for the Yanks, they have not yet seen him. Unseen mediocre righty* + Yankees lineup = offensive futility. Or so we’ve seen in the recent past.

* That’s not to say Richmond isn’t having a good season. He is. In the long run, though, there’s no way Toronto can expect him to maintain a 3.29 ERA.

Thankfully for the Yanks, less than half of their lineup tonight has been part of these debacles in years past. Only Damon, A-Rod, Cano, and Melky saw significant playing time over the past few years when the Yanks have suffered this strange phenomenon. Unfortunately, the other five guys don’t exactly inspire confidence. Rounding out the lineup will be a slumping Nick Swisher, an invisible Mark Teixeira, and a black hole at the bottom of the lineup: Gardner, Pena, and Cervelli.

The Yankees will again turn to Andy Pettitte to get things going. He faced the Blue Jays three times last year and was putrid in two of those starts, allowing 10 runs over 12.1 innings. The other start was a gem, though, as he allowed just one run over seven innings, striking out four and walking none. He’s probably going to need another one of those performances tonight to keep his team in the game. That is, unless they break this abhorrent curse of not hitting pitchers they absolutely should hit.

(Can you tell that this pisses me off more than almost any aspect of the Yankees over the past few years? I mean, seriously. Matt Palmer. And that’s just the start. It seems every time the Yanks face off against a guy they should smack, they can’t hit a ball out of the infield. That’s what’s supposed to happen against Roy Halladay, not freaking Garrett Olson. /rant)

Lineup:

1. Johnny Damon, DH
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Melky Cabrera, LF
7. Brett Gardner, CF
8. Ramiro Pena, SS
9. Francisco Cervelli, C

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte

Another Jeter-less night does not bode well
Game 33 Spillover Thread
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    No Phil Coke tonight, back is still acting up. So that means the Yanks are down their top setup man, their replacement setup man, and their replacement setup man’s replacement. Outstanding.

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

      You’re just making excuses for their lack of depth.

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

        STOP WITH THE EXCUSES JERKFACE!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!

        • JobaWockeeZ

          ITS ALL CASHMAN’S FAULT!

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

      “and their replacement setup man’s replacement”, heh last night my buddy asked me who Kevin Cash was my response our Back up- back up catchers back up. Is this team not in terrible condition?

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

      I’m starting to have cold sweats that our bullpen in August is going to be Mo-Tomko-Fossum-Mitre-Sanit-Towers-Igawa.

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

        Don’t worry. Melvin will save us.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Melvin is in Africa developing agricultural crops that do not need water to grow. As soon as World Hunger is eradicated, Melvin will come back.

      • Accent Shallow

        At least they’ll be able to get lefties out with Mo, Igawa, and Fossum.

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

          Forget Mo, IGAWA will bring us number 27 let alone get out lefties.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m not sure what I can say to this, other than I completely agree. I just wonder as to the cause: overreliance on video analysis? Overreliance on familiarity? Poor advance scouting? Bad luck?

    It seems that this shouldn’t affect Cano, since he’s such a “see ball, hit ball” type of hitter, but that’s apparently not the case.

    Trend needs to reverse itself, or I’m going to lose my mind.

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

    I think it’s just gotten to the point where we don’t feel anything except frustration.

    Frustration at the team because we can’t control it, and then frustration at the front office who treats the majority of fans as though they are invisible.

    I know we’re not in a position to talk about frustration as compared to others, but while Jeter, Mo, Andy and Posada might still be here, this is not the team that one could expect to be a serious WS contender year in and year out.

    To be an optimist, though, it’s frickin’ May.

    We’ll be okay in the long run. We have to be.

    • Mike HC

      Dynasties rise and fall. The players that were the catalysts for the glory years (Posada, Jeter, Bernie, Mo, Pettitte) are either gone or old. These were the best, or one of the best players at each of their positions. Not only that, their positions were Catcher, SS, CF, SP, and closer, the most important on the field. These players were all developed by the Yanks. It is very hard to consistently develop the very best players at the most important positions. The decline was bound to happen and it is frustrating that it is really nobody’s fault. It was inevitable.

      But I agree that it is only May, and maybe guys like Joba, Hughes, Cano, Teix, CC, AJ, A-Rod, can be the new core group. I hope, I hope.

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

    Since when is Kevin Millar a Jay?

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

    Lineup:
    1. Sammy Sierra Leone, DH
    2. Pavel Austria, RF
    3. Bubba United States, 1B
    4. Lex Israel, 3B
    5. Maximillian Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , 2B
    6. Marcus Taiwan, LF
    7. Erik Estonia, CF
    8. Adonis Newfounland, SS
    9. Bruno Barbados, C

    And on the mound, number forty-six, Bubba Nicaragua.

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

      So who am I?

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

        Rebecca Optimist-Prime = Chloe New Zealand

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

          What about my real name?

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

            “Mercedes Mauritius”

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

              What is it with the islands?

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

                Your single name “firerosarien” is “Helga Taiwan”.

                Sounds like a mixed race Swedish/Asian pornstarlet.

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

      I’m so disappointed that Frankie C is from Barbados. I was expecting something like Vincenzo Sicily.

    • Nady Nation

      Mo, this is awesome. Or should I say, Pavel Iceland, this is awesome.

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

        Nady, the Ron Mexico alias for your real name is “Alexander Kyrgyzstan”.

        Das Vidanya, comrade.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Alright guys I’m feeling it, were going to pull it together tonight.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      Hope ur right i really hope this is the night we can start a long winning streak.

      • Mike HC

        Is that really what it has come to. Being a Yankee fan and an A-Rod fan are two different things. They should go hand in hand, but I guess they don’t.

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

          You’re reading too much into his name. He’s not implying a dichotomy, he’s just doubling down on the ARod/Yankee joint and overlapping fandom.

          • Mike HC

            got ya and I was definitely reading too much into a blogging name, but reading into a blogging name at all is kinda reading too much into it, if you know what I mean

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

              Exactly.

              HC… WHAT THE HELL YOU THINK YOURE THE HEAD COACH YOU PUNK GET THE F$%# OUT OF MY FACE WITH THAT CRAP!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!

              • Mike HC

                hahaha

  • Accent Shallow

    Terrible. I hope this isn’t going to be a long night.

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

    Those two guys in the umpire uniforms are kinda funny but are going to be annoying tonight.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Wady Rufino is your Doppelgänger, Mondesi.

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

        Yeah, he’s one sexy mofo.

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

          Victor Tonga.

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

            Johnny Bahrain.

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

            Victor Super Tonga

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I love the douchebag umpires in the backround.

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

      The novelty will wear off quickly.

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

        “The Be Sharps”

        • Bill N.

          They had there 30 seconds of fame on the NOT TOP 10 on Sportscenter. I’m done with those to asshats

  • Quikksand

    We must find out how to win, go Yankees.

  • Alex S

    are those guys dressed as umpires behind home plate?

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

    Those fake umpire dudes are really gonna piss me off all night.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Couple more Molson’s and they won’t be bothering anyone.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Dammitttttttttttt.

  • Quikksand

    2 strikeouts, and making Richmond look like Cy Young :(

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s the first time they faced him. Relax, wait til the second time through the lineup.

  • Mike HC

    I think the key to this game is who can score more runs. Whoever scores more runs will win this game

    /Joe Morgan’d

    • JobaWockeeZ

      To score you need grit. Talent is nothing compared to the grit.

      • Mike HC

        true … runs are measured in grit … and grittyless runs don’t count as much, obviously

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Of course. That’s why the Red Sox are one of the best teams in baseball. Pedroia and Youkillis are the grittiest players to every play baseball.

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

        So the Red Sox are going to win this game?

        • Mike HC

          clearly, aaron hill, scutoro, rolen, lind and millar will single handely win this game with grit alone

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

          Yes.

          The Braves and Mets played an extra-inning barnburner today. The Red Sox won it in the top of the 12th.

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

    Solid single for Tex.

  • Accent Shallow

    At least Teixeira realizes Richmond is a scrub.

  • Quikksand

    Base hit for teixiera.

    Go yankees.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    He finally hit the breaking ball.

  • dkidd

    we play today, we win today

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

    Man, the Rogers Center should NOT be empty. They’ve got a (momentarily) first place team.

    Even the Devils draw better and that’s saying something.

    • Mike HC

      They have a late arriving crowd. It will fill up

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

      It’s Short Stack night at he CHOP (Canadian House of Pancakes).

      Torontonians love any excuse to eat (and drink) maple syrup.

  • Accent Shallow

    Richmond is pretty wild. Hopefully he’s not long for the game.

  • Quikksand

    A-rod walks.

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

      Pipe down, there, Sterling.

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

    Make ’em pay Robbie.

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

    Robbie up there hackin….

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Cano swingin at everything.

  • Quikksand

    Come on cano

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

    You know, I kinda like Singleton and Leiter together.

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

      (fighting the urge to say something snarky…)

  • V

    Well, at least Teix got a hit.

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

    Ayayay Robbie.

    25 pitches? Didn’t it take halladay like four innings to reach that last night?

  • Quikksand

    More inept hitting with Runners on base. beautiful…

  • Accent Shallow

    Bummer, but the way this guy is pitching, looks like they’ll have more opportunities.

  • yankw

    thats what she said

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

      The reply button is your friend.

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

        Witty juxtaposition FAIL

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    We cant never get a clutch hit wtf.

    • Whitey14

      double negative….

  • jboogz

    Goddamnit, someone told robbie that april is over and he’s back to popups and weak groundouts. Its been a long time since this team gave us something consistent to root foor.

    RIP firejoe…..slidepiece

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

      Johnny Damon?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Cano is bad hitting with RISP. Add on it was 2 outs. So relax, the first inning showed us that hitting this guy won’t be impossible.

    • jboogz

      lets nope so…im intrigued by pena, i like his glove, arod deferred to him last night after he muffed that one thru the hole. plus he’s got what looks like a legit arm. girardi needs to get him 200 ABs, or about 10x what he gave gardner

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

    …Starting the game with a lead off walk cannot possibly be a good sign.

  • V

    Ugh.

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

    Are pitchers really that scared of Marco Scutaro? It’s astonishing that this guy leads the lead in walks.

  • Accent Shallow

    Really? Scutaro walks?

    I know he can’t sustain this pace, so it’d be nice if the Yankees were to offer a bit of a correction.

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

    Agh. I just hope at the end of the regular season I am not looking to make excuses for the team.

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

    Pettitte knew not to fuck around with Rios. Better off walking him.

  • jboogz

    wow…two walks in the first. time for the pitchers best friend.

  • V

    Alright, let’s get the bullpen up already. That was ridiculous.

  • Charlie

    seriously?

  • Mike HC

    Pettitte is looking a little flush in the face … Did they turn the heat up in the dome tonight??

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

      swine flu

      • Mike HC

        ha

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wtf

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

    Bah, stupid turf.

  • V

    Wow.

  • Charlie

    holy fuckin shit

  • tampayankee

    Great line up Joe. Why is Melky Buried in the line up?
    I am glad to see the slumping Swisher, Texiera and A-rod.
    I see Pettite is in his current form.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      What does the lineup have to do with anything when we’re on defense? Insulting Joe G. does not automatically make you smart.

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

        Yeah, I didn’t get that either.

  • jboogz

    FUCKFUCKFUCK….on Robbie or Tex? looks like tex closed his glove a split second too early

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

      He wouldn’t have been out regardless.

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

        safe*

        • jboogz

          i feel the same, but tex def slapped at the ball…3 BB in the first, gonna be a loooong game

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

      Both. Canó shouldn’t have thrown it.

      WTF, three walks and we’re still in the first?!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Wow, what the hell happened on that play?

  • Charlie

    your right petitte, lets just walk the whole team

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

    Hm. Maybe Andy’s thinking: They are aggressive early in counts, So lets not throw strikes?

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

    Andy Pettitte is such a gritty veteran.

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

      That’s what she said.

    • jboogz

      woowowo…girardi calls for the triple deke from the dugout…no such as over managing though

    • Mike HC

      Very true. The runs he gives up don’t count as much because of all the grit he plays the game with

  • V

    Andy decided he’s not going to actually give us a chance to win the game, I guess.

  • Quikksand

    PEttitte needs to stop- giving up walks, it’s killing the Yankees this season!!!!

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

      Only if Pettitte was the center of the Yankees problems. We can only dream….

  • Charlie

    never shoulda resigned him

    • jboogz

      so who would you want to fill his spot then?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      We got him at a steal, we needed another pitcher, only people left was Randy Wolf, Derek Lowe and Ben Sheets. Pettitte was the best choice since he can eat innings. He’s a good pitcher.

      • Charlie

        I guess, but he really struggled the second half last year. If i hadn’t seen his last start, i might of just given hughes the spot

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I must say, the umpires behind home plate are not biased.

  • Quikksand

    Caught by pettitte, inning over. 1-0 Blue Jays.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Well he still has the no-no.

    • Nady Nation

      Bastard

  • Nady Nation

    At least the no-no is still in tact.

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

    That inning could have been way worse.

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

      STOP MAKING EXCUSES YOU SOCIALIST WITH TARNISHED CREDIBILITY!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!

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

    How often do you walk three guys in the same inning and only give up one run?

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

      Mind you that it wouldn’t have been given up.

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

      Hold on, lemme go call K-Rod and I’ll find out for ya.

      http://www.instantrimshot.com

  • Matt-Pitt

    Considering 3 walks were issued that inning, 1 run isn’t so bad.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Could have been a lot worse. That took grit.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    run melky run melky

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

    I love this new Melky.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I <3 Melky. Die haters.

  • Mike HC

    Melky “who says I can’t keep it up” Cabrera!!!

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

    Love the fake bunt then smash it into the gap.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice piece of hitting, Melky

  • jboogz

    nice play by melky, little happy gilmore right there

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

    Why is Garnder not bunting here?

    • yankw

      because you can’t waste a n AB by someone so gritty and gutty

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I asked that same thing and BOOM surprise HR.

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

    Hah.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WTF. GARDNER!

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

    The fuck?! The fuck?! The fuck?!

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

    ….Holy fuck.

    I guess that’s why he wasn’t bunting.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    omg i cant believe what i just sawwwww.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Did that JUST happen?!

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

    Congrats on the first career jack Brett.

  • Charlie

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Quikksand

    Wow.

  • Mike HC

    Brett “who says I’m the worst current Major Leaguer” Gardner!!!

  • Brendan

    Soak it in folks.. you may never see that again.

  • Yankeegirl49

    Holy crap!

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Look at Melky and Gardner working together.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Our black holes are too damn amazing today. Where are the pessimists?

  • yankw

    speechless hmm

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wtf, Brett. oh shit. damn Pena got a triple too. NICEEEE!!!

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

    Richmond’s getting tattooed.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Damm is the bottom of the order whos hittin .

  • Quikksand

    FINALLY!

  • Accent Shallow

    Wait, did Brett Gardner hit one out? What universe am I in?

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

    1) What did the bottom of the order have for breakfast?

    2) Where can I get it?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Hello… Bottom of the order??

  • Nady Nation

    Lovin’ this black hole right now.

  • jboogz

    their chump starting pitcher aint got nothin on our chump bottom of the order

  • John

    HOLY FUCK! CONGRATS GARDY!

  • Jake H

    The earth is going to exploded! 3 of the worst hitters all extra base hits.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Melky isn’t a bad hitter.

  • Charlie

    our “black hole” part of the lineup lookin pretty good rite now

  • Mike HC

    Are pigs flying?? Has hell frozen over? Is Cervelli about to homer?

  • Jake K

    Um, what the fuck? Is it raining frogs too? Are cats and dogs living together?

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

    What is it with the Yankees’ homegrown center fielders telling RAB to ‘shove it’ as soon as they write a post that slams them?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      They must have read RAB said screw the writers and totally shoved it in our faces…
      We should bash them more often.

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

    OH SHIT THE SEVENTH SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

  • Simon

    and you called it a black hole…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Really dude? Now if this inning doesn’t make some Yankee fans excited, I don’t know what the hell will.

  • jboogz

    lets just hope pettitte doesnt give it right back

  • Chris

    The AAA lineup vs the AAA pitcher… I like the strategy.

  • Charlie

    Not just cuz of that triple, but im lovin ramiro. Besides lack of power/strength, why can’t he be a full time ss?

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

      He can’t hit enough even to be a glove-first, everyday Major League short stop.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    run johny run johnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Quikksand

    3-1 Yankees!!!!!!

  • Nady Nation

    Hi-oooooooooo

  • jboogz

    damn, Rios is runnin marathons out in RF…love it

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

    XBH! XBH! XBH!

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

    Welcome to the AL East, Scott Richmond.

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

    And to think. Some LoHud asshole-ish commentor was calling for Pena to hit some more triples. Not so asinine after all.

  • John

    Gardner HRs: 1
    Ortiz HRs:0

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LMFAO. LMFAO. I’m sorry but thats too damn hilarious for a dude to slap the ball everyday. GG Ortiz you’re done.

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

      I say Al Leiter hits one before Ortiz.

    • A.D.

      IETC

  • Brooklyn Ed

    extra base hit power!!!

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

    Watching Damon right now is like crack.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    2 triples? And they say were old.

  • Yankeegirl49

    Who are these guys and what did they do with the Yankees?
    Wait..never mind, I don’t care, I want them to stay!

  • Accent Shallow

    I would like to credit my post upthread for the Yankees’ hitting.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Melky’s double is starting to look a little pussyish.

  • A.D.

    This inning is all kinds of unexpected.

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

    Top of the order won’t pick it up? No Problemo.

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

    The return of Babe Gardner!

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

    Johnny Damon is hotter than Roger Clemens’s balls.

    • Yankeegirl49

      LMAO!

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    The Ron Mexico Name Generator is working its magic.

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

      You’re welcome.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        You are, in a word Mr. Iran, remarkable.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come one Swisher base hit

  • Mike HC

    Who needs Jeter, Posada, Nady, Matsui, etc…

  • Charlie

    no lead is safe here. we need to fucking pound this guy. im talkin at least 8 runs

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

      Have the Yankees had a game like that yet? I don’t think so.

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

        16-11 L @ BOS.

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

          A win. No.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    A-Rods turn.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Nice hit by texeiraaaaaaaaa.

  • Quikksand

    4-1 Yankees! 4-1 Yankees!

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

    Two triples and two doubles in the same inning.

    I kind of love this.

  • Accent Shallow

    This is glorious.

  • Charlie

    here comes tex..

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Teix coming out of slump? hmm….

  • Matt-Pitt

    Is Teix heating up??

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Half way to the cycle.

  • jboogz

    Richmond should bulk up on Father’s Day card and collect the Yankees addresses when they yank him in the 4th.

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

    Heh, the Bombers don’t hit no stinkin’ singles!

  • Simon

    tex joins the partay

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

    IETI. (I’m enjoying this inning)

  • Mike HC

    Sports are really a game of inches. Many of our hits here just inches away from being caught. Maybe the Yanks will start to catch some good luck from here on out.

  • Rene

    Hr By AROD im calling t

    • Rene

      it*

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Man if Teix starts getting hot then our version of Ortiz-Manny will finally be realized.

    • pc69

      hope you don’t mean when juicing was legal.

  • John

    Anyone know the last time the Yankees had 2 triples in an inning?

  • pc69

    Yankee facing a pitcher they have not seen and hitting him. Is this an exhibition game? Already 4 runs in the inning, seriously, did tonight’s game get cancelled?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s a Yankee classic. Can’t be this year’s Yankees right?

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Scott Richmond is scared of ARod

  • Charlie

    lets go robbie

  • Quikksand

    a-rod walks! Crush the blue jays! CRUSH ‘EM!!!!

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

    And now a walk. All we’re missing is the single.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on canoooooooooooooooooooooo.

  • Quikksand

    Go yankees

  • John

    A-rod is taking a lot of balls today

    • Nady Nation

      TWSS

      • John

        why would she say that?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Same exact situation Cano was in last inning. If he gets out I really don’t want to see 1,000 pessimist comments saying how the Yankees suck for not scoring eleventy runs that innning.

  • Mike HC

    With the Yankees luck this year, I would not be surprised if this game got rained out.

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

      Yeah, watch the roof start leaking.

  • Quikksand

    Let’s go cano

  • Jake K

    This feels like an opportunity for Robbie to effectively end the game.

  • Quikksand

    He’s making Richmond work!

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

    The mannerisms of that fake umpire with the hat on is angering me.

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

    “Teixeira’s been a little frisky out there”

    TWSS

  • Charlie

    Richmonds pitch count= Roy halladay’s in about the sixth yesterday

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    nice piece of hittin by canooooooo.

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

    What an at-bat by Cano.

  • Quikksand

    5-1 Yankees! Keep on crushing the Blue Jays!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Cano hit with RISP. I love today.

  • UWS

    Who are these guys and what have they done to my ’09 Yankees?

    • Yankeegirl49

      I asked that above..then decided I didnt want to know cause whomever these guys are I want them to stay!!

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

    A single? Cano, you pansy.

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

      He was going for the cycle. Gritty.

  • Charlie

    fuck yea

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

    There’s the single. The Yanks have hit for the cycle in the 2nd.

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

      another home run, and single and we did it twice

  • Yankeegirl49

    THIS is what this team should have been doing all season!!
    Let’s hope this is their breakout game.

  • Mike HC

    Another hit just inches outta the Blue Jays defender reach. Sometimes everything just goes right. It is about time

  • Mark B

    I have been waiting a long time to see us break one open this early…

  • pc69

    Can I just say, I hope Andy does his job and a big FU to Toronto.

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

    THE BUS IS OUTSIDE FOR YOU MR. WHATEVERYOURNAMEIS!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    We should bat around again.

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

    Uh, can you not scratch yourself on camera, Andy?

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

      At least he didn’t stick his ass at us like the umpire did.

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

    Andy’s like “dude end this inning already I wanna pitch”

  • Ivan

    Hey the yanks knock around CY pitcher Richmond.

  • Kevin Greene

    Is anyone else watching the guys in the Ump costumes…. now i have seen them before… but if you look at that poor woman next to them…. she must be going out of her mind… these 2 out of shape clown dont stop talking with her, putting their hand in her face…overall it is just a joke, when you get a chance i highly recommend taking a gander…

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

    Trivia from Dodgers/Phillies: Who holds the all-time record for wins after turning 40?

  • Charlie

    i forgive you melky

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

    Gardner’s HR would have been a bomb at home.