Game 34: Let’s take two out of three

The difference defense makes
Game 34 Spillover Thread

Since the inception of baseball blogs sometime in 2001 or 2002, perhaps no recording artist has been quoted as frequently as Meatloaf. Writers and bloggers invoke his second hit single, “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad,” before nearly every rubber match. Hey, two out of three is a .667 winning percentage, which extrapolates to a 108-win season. We haven’t seen one of those in quite a while.

The cliche could be no more true than for the Yanks today. Not only can they take two out of three from the Jays, and thereby their second straight series, but they can do it in the most acceptable of ways. Hey, if you face Roy Halladay in the series opener and can come back to win the next two, that’s all right in anybody’s book. The Yanks get their chance against reliever-turned-starter Brian Tallet.

Yanks fans will recognize Tallet’s name because he’s been with the Jays since 2006, pitching mostly in relief. This will be his sixth start of the season, and his seventh since becoming a Blue Jay. He entered the Jays’ rotation amid injuries to most of their starters: Dustin McGowan, Shaun Marcum, Rickey Romero, and Jesse Litsch are all on the DL. Tallet has filled in admirably, allowing 16 runs, 15 earned, in 29 innings so far as a starter. He’s having a bit of trouble with the walks, which the Yanks will surely try to exploit tonight.

As a reliever, Tallet has given the Yanks some trouble. He’s faced them 20 times in his career, spanning 28.1 innings, in which he has allowed 9 runs. The walks are still an issue, as he’s issued 12 through those 29 innings — almost the exact rate he’s showing as a starter so far. Hopefully the Yanks can catch up to Tallet in an extended viewing.

The Yanks send their guy to the mound tonight, the behemoth that is CC Sabathia. He was masterful his last time out, pitching like the guy the Yanks signed to a $161 million contract this winter. As Pettitte did last night, he’ll face a righty-heavy Blue Jays lineup tonight. It’s even more extreme tonight, with John McDonald entering the lineup. That makes it righties or switch hitters one through nine. Something tells me this will not bother Sabathia one bit.

Both Jeter and Matsui make their return to the lineup tonight. Jeter is a bit more concerning at this point. Obliques are tricky muscles, and the last thing the Yanks want is for Jeter to try to play through a small strain and turn it into a considerable tear. Missing 15 days now is obviously better than missing two months. We just have to put our faith in the Yanks training staff at this point.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number fifty-two, CC Sabathia.

The difference defense makes
Game 34 Spillover Thread
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Putting faith in the Yankees training people has not had much reward the last three years.

    • Cor Shep

      Now that doesn’t seem very optimistic.

      .500 here we come!

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

        Hey, I’m with you! Let’s hit .500 for once and, you know, not go below it again.

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

        F*cking Cor Shep. You think you’re so great, being all quick on the “add comment” button.

        • Cor Shep

          i do what i gots to do

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

      And THAT’S coming from Optimist Prime.

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

        Am I wrong?

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

          Never let right/wrong get in the way of optimism/pessimism.

    • Dan

      Jeter is a very selfish player putting his playing time ahead of the team’s interest. He needs to be 100% to be of real value at this point of his career. Jeter at 80% is not going to help the team. At his age and loss of range he should sit 1-2 games every week and allow Pena to develop as his replacement. Last year, playing through his injured hand really hurt us. Let’s not make the same mistake anymore.

      • whozat

        A) Ramiro Pena is not going to be Jeter’s replacement for the long term. If he is…the Yankees will have to make do with a very light-hitting SS in the years to come.

        B) That said…you’re right that the team would be better off if the trainers and coaches stopped taking Jeter at his word and started making him sit down or take a DL stint instead of sucking for six weeks because he’s “leading by example”

      • Mike HC

        “Jeter is a very selfish player” — hahahahahahahahahah

        I mean. i can’t even respond to that. Knock his D if you want. Say that he is getting older if you want. But call Derek Jeter selfish. That is blasphemy

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

          *FacePalm* much..

          • Mike HC

            That is a “facepalm” (whatever that means) because I don’t think Jeter is selfish. Wow. I didn’t realize so many Yankee fans had such bad feelings towards Jeter. I’m speechless

          • Mike HC

            I see from your comment below that you may not have been talking about my comment, but the one above.

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

              I am agreeing with your comment. If I replied to the other one it would just make me feel.. “dirty.”

              • Mike HC

                hahah … i know exactly what you mean. Jeter haters should not even be acknowledged as real people

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

    Keep it going, CC!

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

    I have no idea how to feel about Jeter back in the lineup. Sure our offensive improves but I loved watched Pena at SS. Plus he is 12 of his last 27 with three extra-base hits.

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

      At first looking at this, I thought a face palm moment was coming. But hey, it’s got to have that insurance on the bench is it not? Turn that frown upside down!

    • Mike HC

      Pena did not exactly play at gold glove caliber level last night. He had a good hitting night, but that was one night. Are people really calling for Pena over Jeter? I would rather have Jeter playing short in a wheelchair then have Pena out there, ever.

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

        Gotta love how everyone has a hard-on for Pena now that he had a career night at the plate. Like you said. Blasphemy.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I want you.
    I need you,
    but there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you, but don’t be sad…..

    • Nady Nation

      IETLyric

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

    Whoa! Out did yourself there Joe. Finally a break out win that they needed and you write a memoir? WRITE AWAY!

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

    Man, I hate arguing with idiot fans.

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

      So then stay away from LoHud.

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

        It wasn’t LoHud.

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

          What a surprise.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Stop going there Rebecca, you’re going to have a stroke. It’s an evil place.

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

        Not LoHud

    • pat

      You’ll have better luck arguing with a genius than an idiot. A genius will at least know when they’re wrong.

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

        “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits”-Albert Einstien

  • pat

    Holy shit, Brian Tallet the 70’s called they want their AWESOME back.

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

    Ouch. Slow Jeter.. Slow..

  • Quikksand

    Double for damon!

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

    Ok. Extension time for Damon Huh?

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

      Nah, let him grow his hair back naturally.

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

    Way to be, Johnny!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I <3 Damon so much.

  • Quikksand

    Damon has a record for consecutive XBH games

  • Nady Nation

    Johnny Damon, so hot right now, Johnny Damon.

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

    go Johnny go!

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

    It’s funny how good it is to have a switch hitting lineup. I was looking at Tallet. I said Oh no. LHP. Last year that was a concern.

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

    Thank Mo those stupid umpire assholes aren’t behind the plate tonight.

    • thurdonpaul

      those guys made me piss in my pants

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

      They blew their wad on the sweet umpiring gear, they can only afford to go to one game a year.

      • bizarrojamie

        Those tickets are only $210 each and about $400 on stubhub.

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

          I stand by my statement.

          Being a jizzmopper at the nudie booth does not come with a large salary, you know.

  • southernyankeefan

    Damon’s on fire!!

  • Quikksand

    Tex walks!

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

    A-Rod seems to be more crouched in his stance. No?

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

      A bit

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

      He’s tipping the catcher to what pitch he thinks is coming.

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

        Maybe his bitch tits are weighing him down.

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

    Does that get out in the Stadium?

    Anyone going to the game Saturday?

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

    For a moment I was worried the bases were loaded for Canó.

  • Quikksand

    Bases loaded for Nick swisher!

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

    Come on, Nick! Break out of it!

  • Quikksand

    get out of this slump swisher!

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Walking in a run two wouldn’t be bad

  • Quikksand

    3-1 count on Swisher

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Is Swisher rocking a mohawk?

    • Nady Nation

      He’s calling it a “Swish-hawk”, per Kim Jones.

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

      No. A Swishhawk

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

    See, this is why you don’t walk three batters in an inning.

    • Jake K

      Wait, wait, wait…you’re not supposed to walk three batters in an inning? Someone should tell our bullpen.

  • Quikksand

    1-0 Yankees!

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

    That’s how you do it, Smalls.

  • southernyankeefan

    man that waitress is a treat..she is prescious.

  • Quikksand

    Let’s go Robbie cano

  • Ben C

    that first pitch was not a strike

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

    Man that looked dead on.

  • Quikksand

    damnit cano

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Oh well CC will hopefully dominate.

  • V

    I already know the umpires are going to call our guys out on every single close play. I don’t know why I bother to get my hopes up.

  • Yankee1010

    Sooner or later, Cano will figure out that it’s OK to hit with the bases loaded, right?

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

    CC:

    6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

  • V

    zOMG.

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

    CC with the fielding!

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Yikes, that was scary.

  • Quikksand

    Nice job CC.

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

    Triangle of death there

  • V

    Wow. I thought these guys are supposed to be GOOD at defense?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Yeah, they totally should have gotten that ball in no mans land.

    • pat

      Funny you should say that because the ball before that was absolutely drilled and CC turned it into an out. That’s baseball dude.

  • V

    Well, the Angels decided to give the Red Sox another win, it looks like.

    • M18

      keep the faith, lets go angels

    • Jose

      It comes down to Ortiz.

      • Jose

        And he fails… He is 0 for 7 with 3 strikeouts and 12 LOB.

    • V

      YAY! The Pedroia K was huge.

  • Quikksand

    CAUGHT BY DAMON

    GO YANKEES

  • Smitt Dog

    I need some more info/pictures of the Rogers Centre waitresses behind home plate. For years they’ve been tempting me by looking hot and serving Canadian beer (essentially moonshine) and now I demand more. We need names, a fan site, something. How has this not become a bigger thing in the internet age? Is she good from afar, but far from good? Anyone know?

  • V

    Gardner… You do realize this is turf, right? A little slower please.

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  • M18

    3 pitches, 2 outs. bottom of our lineup is brutal

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

    That was a horribly unproductive inning.

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

    Three pitch strikeouts from CC are kinda cool.

  • dkidd

    big papi 0 for 7 so far today

    • jonathan

      with 3Ks and 12 LOB, how the mighty have fallen

      • Jose

        How his syringes have gone dry.

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

        I’m worried about when he starts to progress to the mean. He’s not going to go homer-less all year.

        • Jose

          Blasphemy…

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

          He’s not going to go homer-less all year.

          No, he might. Guys like Big Sloppy tend to fall off a cliff when it’s all over.

          Remember Mo Vaughn?

          • andrew

            meh. Even he hit 26 in his last full season…

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

              Ortiz already had 7 home runs 34 games into last year. This year, he has 0.

              • andrew

                I know what he’s done this year, I’m just saying, Mo Vaughn (the comparison that was made), had 26 home runs in his last full season. So even “falling off a cliff,” isn’t 0.

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

                  I thought you meant Ortiz had 26 home runs last year.

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

                  As shocking as this statement seems, Mo Vaughn was a better athlete than David Ortiz.

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

            Bingo. Throw in the bad wrist from last year.

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

    Thanks for the help, Scottie. Get that BABIP up, Tex.

  • Smitt Dog

    Sox lose..

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

    Think we can get this game in in under 2hrs?

    • andrew

      nope. 3 innings have taken nearly an hour… pitching changes will come eventually (not for CC of course, but for Tallet.

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

        I like them shorties. too bad.

        • andrew

          agreed… nice clean crisp ball games. but considering the Yankees average the longest game in the league, anything under 3 hours for them is pretty quick; 2 is just ridiculous.

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

    CC has only thrown half as many pitches as Tallet.

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

    3. Definiltey OBP.

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

      SLG for me.

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

    Can they stop with the goddamn Orc horn up there? This isn’t Mordor, you jackasses.

    • southernyankeefan

      IETC

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

      LotR reference FTW.

      • andrew

        Matt: 1
        Toronto: 0

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

        I played a freakin’ sweet LOtR game on PS3 at Best Buy today.

        • pat

          Dude I hear you, my friend and I beat the last one for xbox 360, they’re mad fun.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    I miss the umpires behind the plate.

  • MelkmanforMVP

    I feel another complete game for CC.

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

    Of course now Robbie gets a hit.

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

      Never enough for you, huh?

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

    Good piece of hitting, Robbie.

  • Jake K

    Over/Under: 20 walks for Robbie this year.

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

      Over.

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

      Over.

      Under for the Yuni Bomber and Benjie Molina, though.

    • andrew

      He’s got 7 so far… it would be embarrassing if he couldn’t get to 20 at this point.

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

    Cervelli’s got like the nicest eyes, ever.

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

      Except for me, of course.

      • southernyankeefan

        i dunno he looks creepy in the batters box.

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

    I’d drink a Pepsi throwback.

    They’re a nickel for a bottle, right?

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

    Fuck.

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

    Dammit.

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

      Eh, what can you do? Rios is a good hitter, he was bound to crank one at some point.

      At least nobody was on base. Don’t worry, CC is still totally going to win this shizz.

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

        Word. I predicted a run anyway. CC’s just making me look smart.

  • Manimal

    CC come on, you can’t leave that in the middle of the plate.

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

    Man, Rios has a personal vendetta against the Yankees, or something.

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

    Oof.

  • southernyankeefan

    I do not like rios.

  • Yankee1010

    Hey, guys. It’s Brian Tallet. Feel free to hit him.

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

    I like Rios, just not when he plays against the Yankees.

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

    Okay, some runs now would be kinda nice.

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

    This cant be right.

    Tallet’s fb registers at 89 and his change up at 86
    His slider is at 83.

  • pc69

    Ok, it is 1-1 but CC is dealing. Bats need to come alive to give CC some support but dare I say we are seeing a “glimmer of hope”.

    Things must be turning around, didn’t get laid off this time around = glimmer of hope.

    Andy threw well last night, bats woke up = glimmer of hope.

    CC is dealing, save the HR, which makes 2 consecutive starts = glimmer of hope.

    And as many starters are still part of the AARP club, the Yanks and make it 2 series in a row and move to 4.5 out of first = definate glimmer of hope.

    Cmon Yanks…..

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

      All I see is Oaktag

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

    I like the fact that I haven’t seen any evidence at all of Jeter favoring his oblique. He looks fine.

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

    Jeter’s making my head hurt.

    • JimmieFox

      Was Jeter actually arguing that called strike? It was a strike.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Jeter hasn’t looked great at the plate lately, especially on inside pitches. Hopefully he turns it around soon.

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

    Come on, Tex, earn some money.

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

      Maybe not.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Weak inning. Teix hadda pitch to drive, got underneath it. Come on CC, do what you do.

  • Yankee1010

    Teixeira, I love what you’re going to bring to the team eventually, but good, God. It’s time for the pop-ups to end, especially in 3-1 counts against Brian Tallet.

  • southernyankeefan

    if you are making as much as tex is that is pitch you should not pop up at least hit it hard.

    • Zack

      Totally correct, Tex should never again pop over over the next 7 years

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

        I would not be shocked at all if you told me that Babe Ruth lead the majors in pop-outs.

  • Evan

    If CC can hold them here, I think ARod-Garner plate at least 2 runs. Swisher HR maybe? Yankees have an inning in them somewhere, we just need to find it.

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

    Lead off walks = so not cool.

  • Evan

    Blah. 60% of the time, lead-off walks score every time.

    • Evan

      Fuck.

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

    Sit down, Kevin.

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

    Cowbow DOWN.

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

      Cow ‘Boy’ down.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Leadoff walks = trouble

    Gotta get outta this inning with just that run scoring.

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

    Rod freaking Barajas???? Really???

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

      Rod Barajas has 17 RBI in his last 17 games.

      :: head explodes ::

      • Evan

        Rod Barajas once hit a home run.

    • Yankee1010

      Rod Barajas and Brian Tallet. Johnny Bench and Sandy Koufax they are not.

  • Kevin Greene

    does this seem like typical yankees to anyone else?
    Get an early lead, starting pitcher looks dominant
    Offense shuts down, starting pitcher gives up a couple of runs
    Offense presses, and loses a game that had the feeling like they were in complete control…

    ANNOYING!!

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

      Back away from the ledge, dude.

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

      OAKTAG

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

    Poor Cervelli. The Yanks are making him work for free.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/gamelog?playerId=29273

    • Will

      Whatever, I’d play for the Yankees for free.

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

      You think that’s funny…

      The Red Sox are paying David Ortiz to play for them.

      http://www.instantrimshot.com

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

    …Brett Gardner and Francisco Cervilli?

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

    YESS!!!!!

    GRITTY GUTTY BRETT GRITNER!

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

    Oh PEACE, Barajas!

  • Evan

    Jeter should buy Gardner an ice cream after the game.

    • Evan

      Gardner should buy Cervelli an ice cream after the game also.

      • Zack

        Dont forget, no ice cream in the clubhouse

      • Jose

        CC should buy Gardner and Cervelli hookers and blow after the game also.

      • John

        And CC and Jeter buy both Gardner and Cervelli dinner.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Oh please, no shortstop gets that ball on the turf. Every time a ball goes up the middle, the reaction is that Jetes should have got it.

      • Evan

        That ball was rolled up the middle. Jeter is the man, but the dude can’t move 2 steps to his left.

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

          Ah, the magic of going back and watching it again via DVR.

          That ball was hit hard and passed CC on the mound no more that 2 feet left of center. Jeter would have needed to cover 10 yards in about a second and a half to get there.

          Jose Reyes and Elvis Andrus wouldn’t have cut that ball off and kept in in the infield.

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

    I’ll take it. Could have been worse.

  • pat

    haha wheres the “Gardner has a terrible arm” crew?

    • whozat

      Ooh…he bounced a throw to the catcher from short CF…what a gun!

      No one said he couldn’t throw accurately, but that he can’t throw that hard.

      Hey, guys…can we maybe get some baserunners?

      • pat

        He bounced it on purpose so it didn’t hit Cervelli full force and explode him back to venezuela.

        I thought that was obvious.

  • BklynJT

    My first thought after seeing that… Posada would not have made the play at the plate. And no, I am not saying that I would rather have Cervelli as the catcher than Posada.

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

      WHAT THE HELL YOU TRYING TO SAY YOUD RATHER HAVE CERVELLI THAN POSADA YOU TEH DUMBASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!

    • whozat

      Yeah, but we might’ve scored more than one run in the first inning if Posada was batting 5th or 6th.

  • MelkmanforMVP

    Hey Gardner, don’t play too good.. I might lose my playing time.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Fuckin Rolen

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

    Fuck Scott Rolen. What’s he ever done for humanity?

    (j/k. sorta.)

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

        He named the foundation for kids and the affiliated summer camp… after his dogs.

        OAKTAG

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

        good to know. When I have something vaguely resembling spare cash, I’ll donate.

  • ledavidisrael

    Swish A beast. Who said Nady = Swish? Fuckoutta here. One has always been a part time player and one should been one, only last season

    • ledavidisrael

      A better fielder as well…

  • MelkmanforMVP

    Swisher = OBP machine.

  • ledavidisrael

    Swishis a beast.*

    I heard nike is changing there logo its now the nike Swishhhh

  • Nady Nation

    Quite the pathetic hitting display thusfar.

    • Evan

      We hit last night, what the hell else do you want? Us to hit two nights in a row?

      • Nady Nation

        In a word – yes.

  • OmgZombies

    Tallet looks like he should be delivering my mail

    • Evan

      Tallet looks like the guy who works at my local fish market. I’m sure he smells terrible just like the fish guy.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

        He looks like a leftover porn star from the 70’s

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

          Tallet looks like he should be jumping on some bangwagons.

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

      C’mon! He’s just holding out the ball, take it!!

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

    The Yanks haven’t scored more than one run tonight because of age.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Sooo wonder when their offense is gonna have that inning where they score 3-5 runs… Orrrr was that suppose to happen in the 1st when they had their chance? Lets hope they get another one and that CC holds it to a run.

  • Jake K

    I have never had a greater love/hate relationship with a Yankee than Robbie Cano.

  • yankees=warriors

    Man, what’s this?
    I watch the first innings at home feeling good about this game, and an hour later at school I find them losing, and the offense gone again?!

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

    Ken Singleton is talking as though it’s only a matter of time before the Yanks win tonight.

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

      He’s channeling his inner Joe Torre.

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

        He’s channeling his inner Optimist Prime.

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

          ICWUDT.

    • thurdonpaul

      i agree with ken

  • Matt-Pitt

    Come on, DP ball.

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

      (3… 2… 1…)

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

        TWSS!

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

    OH CRAP JETER WITH THE LATERAL RANGE TO HIS LEFT

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

    Jeter? range? huh?

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

    But Jeter has no range!!!!!

  • JackC

    Hey — shortstop who just made that play — what have you done with Derek Jeter?

  • ShawnT

    OMG Jeter made a play to his left

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

    Jeter plays defense? Since when?

  • Matt-Pitt

    That was almost as surprising as Gardner’s homer yesterday. Hat tip to you, Cap’n.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    And you said Jeter doesn’t have good range!

  • A.D.

    Pure grit bottom of the line-up needs to set the table.

  • Lanny

    The Yankees are the only team that can make a scrub like Brian Talent look like a Cy Young winner.