• mustang

    Captain ” No Range”

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    We had a Lanny sighting- last comment of last thread!!

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

      Yup.

      “Lanny says:
      The Yankees are the only team that can make a scrub like Brian Talent look like a Cy Young winner.”

      My response: Brian Tallet’s last outing, on May 9th:
      7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K (win)

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

        that doesn’t count. we wasn’t a scrub then.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Leadoff walk to Gardner. They are at least tying the game this inning.

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

    Joe, you have watched the Yankees in the last three years…right?

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

      Didn’t they have the most come from behind wins last year?

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    That SLG didn’t win that poll makes me sad.

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

    Do not bunt please.

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

    Jeter = Range

  • John K.

    If Gardner doesn’t steal here, I may cry.

  • thurdonpaul

    nice play DJ

  • Evan

    Don’t waste the out! STEAL!!!

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

    Francisco Cervelli = hero. With gorgeous eyes.

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

      smells like crush.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Perfectoo

  • Evan

    Way to go Joe. Good call. Well executed. Shows he has a lot of trust in Cervelli.

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

    Love it.

  • A.D.

    GRIT

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

    YES!!!!

    Girardi LOVES that play. Show the bunt, put it in the infielder’s heads, and then swing away.

    That’s a DP if they don’t tease them with the bunt there.

    • pat

      Yeah but didn’t he attempt to bunt a ball off the plate and fail?

      • A.D.

        Intentionally failed at the bunt, gotta sell it!

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

          Bingo.

          That’s not the first time we’ve seen it either. Its especially smart since most of the Yanks can’t bunt for shit.

  • 27 this year

    if we don’t score hear, I will cry.

    On the other hand, maybe another rally is started by the bottom of the order?

  • JackC

    I’ve previously bitched about some of Girardi’s moves, but I tip my hat to him right there. Well planned and executed.

  • 27 this year

    plus, CC deserves a win today if he can keep it up. He only has 79 pitches through six and could go at least 8 maybe another CG

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

    JETER CLUTCH!

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

    DOWN GOES FRASOR!

    DOWN GOES FRASOR!

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

      (golf clap)

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

    Range, clutch? Jeter?

  • Matt-Pitt

    There you go Cap’n… Johnny Dramaa, do it up.

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

    Oblique that, bitches.

    • Evan

      Fuck you oblique, I do it myself.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Good swing, Derek. Now Johnny goes yard.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Or strikes out on 3 pitches.

  • JackC

    Oh captain, my captain

  • A.D.

    ahhh, capt’n

  • Smitt Dog

    Opinions: What’s Cervelli’s ceiling in terms fo offensive production? What’s the book on him offensively, in terms of projections?

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

      Solid backup. If he hits .250/.300/.380, I’ll be happy (provided someone better is starting in front of him)

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

        And yet I ask that and you all tell me to go find Google.

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

          He was asking for our personal opinions, not for easy to retrieve information publicly listed on numerous websites.

  • mustang

    Ladies And Gentlemen

    Old + New = WINS

    • mustang

      Who says we can’t all get along?

  • Evan

    That was a DP ball if he made contact.

  • JackC

    Tex needs to be big here

  • Evan

    I don’t think Tex has swung at the first pitch all year.

    • A.D.

      hes hit a few HR on the first pitch.

      • Evan

        Maybe he should start swinging at the 1st pitch more often then. Seems to be the best one he sees in most of the ABs lately. Usually a fastball.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Frasor is dealing.

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

      Yup.

      But Tex really should do something here.

  • MelkmanforMVP

    Drive them in Tex.

  • Evan

    I think this is at least a sign that Tex is turning. 8 pitches this AB. Good for him.

  • V

    There’s the popup we all know and love.

    Grrr.

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

    Man come on Alex I want more than just one run here!

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

    He’s still overeager.

    • JackC

      In pretty much everything he does. All his life.

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

        Meh, the past few years where he’s OPS’ed like 1.000 every June-September, he hasn’t been “overeager”.

        He’s bound to settle in.

        • JackC

          No doubt — I was thinking more about his m.o. for, well, everything else.

  • Matt-Pitt

    C’mon A-Rod… Pick em’ up.

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

    HA!

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Gasp!!! How could you!!! Evil!!!!

  • mustang

    come on A-rod
    A_ROD
    A_ROD
    A_ROD

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

    Man Alex’s timing is off. Not much but enough.

    • Evan

      In 2 weeks, those pitches are 15 rows back.

      • mustang

        agree.

  • 27 this year

    Jason Frasor been good for a while and based on his ERA, he is having a good season. Underrated reliever, never really hear much about him.

  • Evan

    We caught a break there.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Not according to Gameday.

      • 27 this year

        i was about to say the same.

  • Matt-Pitt

    A-Rod JUST missed both of those fastballs. When he shakes a little rust off, that ball is going a longggg way.

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

      If only that were now…

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

      I’m greedy. I don’t want to wait.

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

    Well, tying it is still better than nothing else.

  • A.D.

    nothing like the 2-4 hitters not getting it done.

  • V

    Anyone else get the feeling that ARod’s going to go on a tear soon?

    • mustang

      not soon enough.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Yup. He’s starting to just miss a lot. He’s hit three balls to the track/in front of the track tonight, and one lineout. It’s coming.

      • mustang

        I agree actually that at bat wasn’t bad he just a bit off.

  • mustang

    Well nothing new there.
    Maybe next time

  • yankees=warriors

    Well, at least we tied it…

  • Yankee1010

    1st and 2nd, 0 outs, Damon, Teixeira and A-Rod up and the runners don’t even advance. Not a great sign.

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

      Frazor ha a .71 ERA for a reason.

      • Yankee1010

        Yeah, and they’re the 2, 3 and 4 hitters making serious bank for a reason. A couple of outs moving the runners could have done the trick.

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

          Yeah, cause we’re learned in the past 9 years that hitting ALWAYS trumps pitching. Why have we been outed in the playoffs? Not enough pitching. I say again, he has a .71 for a reason.

  • Matt-Pitt

    A-Rod just missed 2… That first and second shot to right he just missed both of those. Line drive to third. Least he is on it and hitting the ball hard.

  • Reggie C.

    Frasor earned that out. Challenged Arod with a couple Fbs right in Arod’s wheel house.

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

      Yup. Not much you can do other that tip your cap.

  • C.Panella

    At least we tied but cmon runner on 1st n 2nd with no out and they dont even move :(

  • Matt-Pitt

    CC has to do his job here and have a quick and scoreless inning.

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

      82 pitches, he’s good for two more. If he has a quick inning he could pitch a complete game.

  • John

    at least he’s making contact everytime, flying out everytime today, and taking his walks. Soon, those flyouts will be doubles and HRs as his timing comes back.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    That was a strike.

  • A.D.

    Ugh, bad curve

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

    Man. Rolen bugs me.

  • Yankee1010

    Ah, the 7th inning, where it starts to go awry for C.C.

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

      yeah, except his last outing where he threw a complete came shut out. or all those other complete cames he’s tossed in his career.

      • Yankee1010

        Yeah, or 2 of 3 outings before that where it fell apart in the 7th. Or the other outing in those 3 when it was the 6th.

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

          If you paid attention to CC in the past or what the guys here at RAB have been telling everyone, CC starts off slow and gets better as the year goes on. An April a career does not make.

          • Yankee1010

            One, please don’t try to lecture me as if this is the 1st time I’ve ever watched Sabathia.

            Two, don’t try to skirt around the fact the I countered your point and that upset you.

            Three, do you really think I need someone on a blog to tell me what to think about baseball?

            Four, it’s May 14th, not April 14th.

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

              Um, I’m not upset. I’m just countering your point. don’t get your panties in a twirl. Check his career April stats, then check his stat for the rest of the year and you’ll see the difference. Then look at his April stats this year and his stats since, one decent, one great and this one 7in 2runs is pretty good.

              • Yankee1010

                I’m not going to belabor the point. The fact is, in multiple previous starts, and in this one, he has had problems in the 7th. That isn’t really debatable.

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

                  Your original post said, “Ah, the 7th inning, where it starts to go awry for C.C.” I commented because of the notion that you believed that is he failed in the 7th before, he will fail here. I was merely pointing out that he doesn’t always fall apart in the 7th.

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

            He has been paying attention. So far more often than not this is around where it usually starts to go bad for CC.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Thats not a good start… C’mon CC. They pay you to bear down in these situations, you have to come out of this inning scoreless.

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

      2 runs in 6.1 innings is a quality start.

      • Matt-Pitt

        I meant to the inning. The overall game has been great by CC.

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

        Hes paid more than to get “quality starts”

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

    Heh, Gardner uncorked another good one.

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

    Gardner doesn’t have Melky’s arm, but he’s VERY accurate.

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

    Ugh CC come on dont give away the lead like that….

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Eh, this never works for Girardi.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Smart move. Setup the DP with McDonald and get outta this inning.

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

    Crazy fact: that was the first American League intentional walk in Rod Barajas’s career. All the rest of his walks came while he played for the Diamondbacks. I can only assume he was being walked to face the pitcher.

    John McDonald batting = a pitcher batting

    • A.D.

      Id’ rather face McDonald instead of Micah Owings.

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

        Or Dontrelle.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Scutaro scares me.

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

      Scutaro = carnies

  • Matt-Pitt

    Gotta throw strikes, CC. You should wanna face Scutaro over Hill.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Come on man… Walk Scutaro to face the man who leads the league in hits? At least challenge Scutaro. Bear down big here, CC. This at bat could be the ballgame.

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

    Uh oh.

  • A.D.

    Jeeez, I do not like Hill in this situation.

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

    I was not a fan of that walk.

  • 27 this year

    I think this is CC’s last inning. I mean, you don’t want to overwork him and this inning has been tiresome.

  • A.D.

    Is it just me or is CC constantly fixing his pants?

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

      He want’s to look professional.

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

      It’s not just you. I noticed as well.

  • A.D.

    Phew

  • Matt-Pitt

    HUGE… Come on offense, pick this man up.

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

    WHOOOHOOO!

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

    soo, CC’s doubters, what you say now.

  • JackC

    Well that was a little more drama than I feel this narrative required.

  • 27 this year

    YES OUT OF THE INNING!!

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

    Nice job by CC.

    That inning is the difference between April CC and May CC.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Can Coke pitch tonight?

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

      Never mind according to PeteAbe nope.

      • A.D.

        that injury is taking forever.

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

          Well at least he’ll be back tomorrow. But your right it’s been like a week(it feels like).

    • Matt-Pitt

      Don’t think he is available for tonight.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    So who pitches to Rios and Wells?

    • A.D.

      CC

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

    HAZMAT!!!!!!!!!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Matsuiiiiiiiiii

  • A.D.

    ‘Sui!!!!!

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    HIT-DEKI!

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

    GODZILLA!

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

    Hit-Deki

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

      Maybe Sterling’s cheesiest call: “HIDEKI! UPPER DECK-EE!”

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

    GODZILLA!!!

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

    I love Asians.

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

      I can just picture Hideki giving you a massage with a happy ending.

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

        if by happy ending, you mean, world series, sweet. If not, cool.

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

    Goozillaaaaaaaa

  • John K.

    Better option to pitch the eighth: CC at 101 pitches after a worrisome seventh, or someone in the bullpen?

    I do not envy Girardi this decision.

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

      CC

    • Infamous

      Gotta go with your best pitcher.

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

      CC.

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

      Its unanimous, CC.

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

    Hideki hit that ball to Mount Midoriyama.

    /Ninja Warrior

  • JackC

    Great! Now we bring in Bruney to…oh wait…so now we bring in Coke to…oh wait.

  • boychick

    beautiful!

  • A.D.

    Old robbie on that swing.

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

      Yeah, that’s not ‘swinging at good pitches’

  • A.D.

    Thats Gritty, getting hit checking a swing.

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

    Grit.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Is it just me, but I’d like to see Gardner trying to bunt for hits more often.

  • Smitt Dog

    Um is YES’s top line all F’d up?

    • A.D.

      no

      • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

        Yes it was. It was showing 0 outs, and there are clearly 2 outs

        • A.D.

          Totally didn’t see that, when I was looking it was fine.

          And by F’d up I figured he meant distorted or something like that.

  • yankees=warriors

    Ok, now we have to decide who should pitch the 8th.
    Sabathia again or…

  • JackC

    Gardner must steal here, no?

  • Alex S

    Thaaaaaaaat’s Grit!

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

    Way to be, Frankie.

  • A.D.

    Cervelli tearing it up.

  • pat

    Nice to see the heart of the lineup heating up.

    • A.D.

      Tomorrow Gardner in the 3 hole, Cervelli clean-up

  • Matt-Pitt

    C’mon Cap’n… Add some insurance

  • Will (the other one)

    Can we pleeeeease have this Cervelli for the rest of the season?

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

      Probably not.

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

    Is there a reason this woman in the anti-smoking ad is Australian?

    And why wouldn’t she take the elevator?

    • A.D.

      The accent actually takes away from the ad, all I hear is the accent, not paying attention to the message.

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

      It’s the accent.

      And she wants a role on LOST.

    • Smitt Dog

      I love that Australian accent on women. Its the anti British/Boston accent.

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

      And why wouldn’t she take the elevator?

      She didn’t know it would help. Elevators in Australia only go down.

      http://www.sadtrombone.com

  • A.D.

    Naturally no insurance.

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

    UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Another deep fly ball for Alex as the inning ends with two runners on base. It’s like he’s just missing a little something.

    Am I reaching, or is this guy being a douche with that last line?

    • A.D.

      He’s being a douche.

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

      If he would have dropped of the “something”, it would be totally innocuous.

      Yeah, I think the inclusion of the last word turns it into a subtle dig.

    • pat

      No Jamal, abe is straight doucheface.

    • DreDog

      I can’t be 100% sure if he’s impying you no what.

  • DreDog

    Go CC. I keep telling my brother not to trade him if fantasy. They guy is a monster in the 2nd half.

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

    Anyone think we might see Mo here if CC gets into trouble?

    • Will

      Probably depends on how many outs there are/aren’t.

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

      Guess that answers that question.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    That’s a strike. These guys are awful.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Come CC, throw strikes!!

  • A.D.

    Do not want a leadoff walk, though want a leadoff XBH even less.

  • yankees=warriors

    It’s a good thing Cervelli is doing so well, then we don’t have to rush Montero.

    • andrew

      I don’t really think Cervelli has much to do with Montero at this point, not like Montero is anywhere near the majors.

  • Yankee1010

    Few things make me as confident as Jose Veras warming up.

  • Smitt Dog

    Let’s go guys. Lets make this one stand up. One run wins feel better for some reason.

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

    If Veras comes into this game while the Yanks still have a lead, I may have to rethink my position on the Girardi-should-he-have-a-job-issue.

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

    That scared the fuck outta me. Whew.

  • Infamous

    Wow that was scary.

  • Matt-Pitt

    I thought the game was tied off the bat.

  • DreDog

    Any calls for Cervelli being CC’s personal catcher?

    • Eirias

      I think he is everyone’s personal catcher right now.

  • A.D.

    Got it done.

  • Alex S

    give CC the CG

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

      I’m sorry, but do we not have the greatest reliever in baseball history on our team?

  • Matt-Pitt

    I’m feelin’ some insurance runs coming.

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

    Heartbeat = skipped.

  • Yankee1010

    Time for an insurance run or two with Damon, Teixeira and A-Rod up.

  • JackC

    Brett Gardner — you want him on that wall, you need him on that wall!

  • Sweet Lou

    Out of the inning! Hand it over to the almighty Mo in the ninth.

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

    95 MPH on pitch no. 111.

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

    Oooh, that inning was three batters of CC being thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisclose to disaster.

    Huge that we maintained the lead there. Very big for CC and us.

    • JackC

      Very big. IF IF IF the game ends with this score, it might the team’s best win of the year. Of course, there haven’t been as many to choose from as we might like

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    WHO IS GOING TO PITCH TEH 8TH?#?#!@?@!

    ………………………….

    Um just a guy called CC!

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

    Scott Downs should be a Football player.

    • Eirias

      He can be a punter. I hear they make good baseball players.

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

      Now Josh Outman, that’s a Baseball player.

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

      Carl Crawford?

      Darin Erstad?

      Brian Jordan?

      • pat

        Bo Jackson?

        Deon Sanders?

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

        Downs. As in 3rd and long.

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

          Oh.

          Meh.

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

            Boy, that shit went nowhere.

            I thought that might turn into a bit.

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

              Maybe because while the “downs” thing had legs, I think the “Scott” part of the name undermines it.

              “Scott” sounds like a figure skater’s name to me, not a football player’s name. There’s some cognitive dissonance in play.

      • DreDog

        Remember Glen Bragg?

  • yankees=warriors

    I know our bullpen sucks, and I’m not questioning Girardi, but does anyone else think these 100+ pitches will catch up with our pitchers in the 2nd half?

    • JackC

      The bullpen sucks, and it’s sucked at least in part because the starters haven’t generally given much length. He’s in a tough spot. And they’re no going 125 pitches

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

      No.

      125 could, but taking CC out after 110 is perfectly fine.

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

        CC’s big jellyrolls of fat are like pitcher abuse point insulation. He eats innings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and only the blood drips down to the children.

  • skeleton coat

    As an aside: anyone else think the Blue Jays have the ugliest pitchers in all of MLB?

    • bizarrojamie

      The team as a whole has a lot of mullet going on. I blame being in Canada and having the hockey culture.

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

    NHL Western Conference finals are gonna be Wings v Blackhawks.

    That’s gonna be goooood.

    Unlike Teixeira’s AB.

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

    Mark Teixeira, 2009:

    vs RHP as LH – 109 PA’s, .176/.303/.407 (.709)
    vs LHP as RH – 30 PA’s, .304/.433/.522 (.955)

    • daveg

      great lines Upside!

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

      OMG PLATOON HIM!!11!!!111 GIRARDI IS TEH SUCKS!!

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

      Interesting. What, in your opinion, do you think is causing this LH scuffle?

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

        Nothing in particular.

        I think what’s causing him to hit better from the right side than from the left is the fact that he’s had 70 fewer PA’s on the right side with which to suck appropriately.

        http://www.instantrimshot.com

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

          Ah…His suckiness will reign supreme.

          i say he finishes with a 200/300/400 on the year.

          high hopes.

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

    Mo Rivera only has a 123 ERA+ right now.

    That feels weird to say.

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

      It shall raise again. Nasferato.

  • pat

    Where’s Blue Jays Daze?

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

      Probably watching hockey, those filthy moose-loving bastards.

      The real question is, Where’s Lanny? He just dropped in to throw that Tallet-Cy-Young bomb on us, and then once the Blue Jays lead evaporated, he went back into his cave? Figures.

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

        did you expect anything less? vintage Lanny.

        • andrew

          He’s still got it

  • DreDog

    Loves this.
    This game is ovah!

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

    WOOO!

  • A.D.

    Love the Cervelli fist pump

    • Yankee1010

      Aubrey Huff and Mike Francesser do not. And Cervelli will have Hell to pay for that.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Great, great win.

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

    We bow down to your greatness, Mo Rivera

  • pat

    Haha Cervelli is fucking stoked.

  • JackC

    Best win of the year. so far.

  • yankees=warriors

    It’s so frustrating that my web TV is a few minutes behind.
    I want to know the results, but I also want to watch the game myself!

  • John K.

    In Mo we trust.

    • thurdonpaul

      i love that comment

  • Ben C

    good save but rivera was only hitting 88-90….

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And this just proves velocity is NOT everything.

    • JackC

      Yeah, but it’s in Canadian numbers

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

        I like how you handled that, Jack.

        (3… 2… 1…)

      • Tom Zig

        ietc

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

      game day had him at 93

    • steve (different one)

      no, he was hitting 92-93.

      gameday FTW.

  • Will

    According to gameday, Mo only threw cutters.

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

    Uh oh. Fist pump after the win there by Cervelli.

    Francesa will be all over this shit.

  • Mark

    Yankees win!

    To make the day better, sox lose. And tampa is losing in the 9th.

    Only 3 games back in the loss column.

  • dkidd

    pitching and defense! another series win

    let’s dominate this coming homestand, despite more rain

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

    2 series in a row…time for that roll we’re supposed to get on.

  • Sweet Lou

    Great great Win! Boston’s loss makes it even better.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Ortiz’s 0-7 w/ 3ks and 7 LOBs makes it even better.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        Make that 12 LOBs. Sorry.

    • Tom Zig

      Ortiz strands 12. I have him on my fantasy team, but I bench him every day just for spite.

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

        I have him on my fantasy team, but I bench him every day just for spite.

        That’s kinda funny. Still, though, I wouldn’t have him on my team, I wouldn’t want his pathetic suckiness to seep into someone else’s fantasy stats by osmosis.

        Ortiz is officially an H1N1 level pandemic.

  • Tony

    Am I allowed to call Headlights during these on-field interviews?

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

    Cervelli-“I just want to say Hi to Rebecca,
    amor de mi vida.”

  • yankees=warriors

    BUT, nothing matters when we win, LOL!!!

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

    I love listening to Pasta Fagiole’s postgame interviews.

    Hilarious.

    • A.D.

      The love interviewing Cervelli

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

        Kim Jones: That was a great play you made on the Gardner throw, what was going through your mind?
        Cervelli: Bibbady boppy, bibbady boopy!
        Kim Jones: Girardi’s shown a lot of faith in you, how did he prepare you to start in Jorge and Molina’s absence?
        Cervelli: Bobbady booppy, bibbady boppy!

        • Bryan

          AHAHAHAHA! IETC!!

  • Rich I.

    First pump, Francisco Cervelli! Yeah, baby!

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

    I gues it’s back to Ma’s basement for Lanny.

    • Tom Zig

      but no spread sheets

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

    Yankees de ganar, los Yankees ganan!!!!

  • A.D.

    Wow Detroit’s pen is god aweful

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

    I like being on the winning side of 3-2 better than the losing

  • steve (different one)

    kindof funny how smart the manager looks when the players get it done.

    Girardi took the bunt off and called the hit and run, which Cervelli executed perfectly. if he does, Girardi is smart. if he K’s, Girardi is stupid for not bunting with your 3rd string catcher…

    same with leaving CC in. if he gets the outs, it’s a great decision. if he doesn’t, it wasn’t.

    hindsight managing…much easier than real managing.

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

      If things work out badly, most fans think the manager (to use a Blackjack analogy) should have hit on 19. They still shouldn’t have, despite the result, but try explaining that to them.

      • A.D.

        But the player to my left got a 2!!!!!

        • Bob Stone

          And the player to my right got an Ace!

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

    Smh @ ESPN news sayin the Yanks are going for their rare series win this season tonite. We only lost 4 series all year. Our record is bad because three of them were sweeps.

    • Tom Zig

      smh?

      NESPN says Yankees are 100 games under .500

  • Tom Zig

    Kim Jones keeps calling CC gritty…is that even possible?

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

      CC ate grit for breakfast and shat out Pedroia

  • A.D.

    Ohh man mocking Sterling on BBTN

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

      I hate that I’m watching BBTN right now but there is literally nothing else on.

      • Kevin Greene

        mlb network.,..1,000,000 times better than BBTN

    • Tony

      Sterling deserves to be mocked. I hate that man. I only wish he and Kay hadn’t split up so the suck could be avoided.

      I wish MLB.tv allowed me to see out-of-market broadcasts.