• Manimal

    So why didn’t Gardner steal?

    • Zack

      lefty pitcher & mauer behind the plate? just a guess

  • John

    damn it tex…is he being booed?

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

    So I just got back from umpiring. I think I must’ve called only about 25 strikes the whole game. The rest were either swings and misses or balls. Ten year olds suck at getting the ball over the plate.

    • Zack

      when i used to ump that age the rule was if it made it to the catcher without bouncing it was a strike

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

        Haha, nice.

        • Zack

          the first couple times i had a strike zone, but then after 3 hours in 90 degree weather i stopped.
          the games used to go by in 90minutes, it was great.

    • Accent Shallow

      Did you Enrico Palazzo it?

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

        Nah, I wasn’t behind the plate and the strike calls were too few and far between. When I do 11-12 year old games and go behind the plate, I’ll definitely Pollazzo it.

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

      How emphatic were your calls?

      • Zack

        Point at the kid, tell him to sit his ass down

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

        The ones I made on the bases were much better than the few I made at the plate.

  • Reggie C.

    Shawn earned comment of the night.

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

    pc69 says:
    May 15th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    Define dominating? Do the hitters in AAA hit mistakes as well as in the majors?
    -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_–_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-
    Define where the hell else you wanted him to go. What comes after AAA? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not BBB.

    • Yankee1010

      And not, AAA hitters don’t hit mistakes nearly as well as major league hitters. There’s a reason they’re in AAA.

      • K.B.D.

        So the solution to that problem is keep getting those guys at AAA out, bring him up and complain he should be sent down to “work on stuff” when he struggles adjusting? He needs seasoning at the major league level. Yes, he might get blown out sometimes, but he’ll also spin some gems. It’s part of learning to pitch.

        • Accent Shallow

          I think that he needs to work on his change-up. It’d certainly be easier to do that in AAA. But you’re right, he needs to learn how to get major league hitters out. He can get MiL hitters with just the fastball and curve, apparently.

          • K.B.D.

            His curve ball can work as a changeup. He has 3 pitches as far as I know, his fastball, cutter and curve. If he can work those three effectively, he won’t need a change, it’ll be a luxury. The problem tonight was he lost his curveball.

            • Accent Shallow

              While he can absolutely pitch very effectively at the ML level without the change (ref: his first start back), I think that a pitcher needs more than one off-speed pitch. A night like this would be a good example of why.

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

          Yep. Exactly my point. Let’s keep him in AAA his whole career so he can pitch to a 1.86 ERA or whatever it was. People have no logic.

        • Yankee1010

          You didn’t read that correctly. I never once said that he should be in AAA. I was saying that pc69 wasn’t making sense.

          The only way that Hughes is going to fulfill his talent is to learn at the major league level and struggle like almost every other major leaguer.

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

            Your comment was VERY vague. I read it 5 times and it didn’t register.

            • Yankee1010

              I’m not going to lose any sleep over it not registering with you. pc69 made a comment about AAA hitters being able to hit mistakes too. I said that they can’t hit them like major leaguers. If I needed to say that Hughes needs to pitch in the majors as the next step in his learning process, lesson learned. I didn’t realize it was such an exercise in mental gymnastics.

              • V

                Based on the posts I’ve read from you tonight, I have no problem concluding that you’re a total prick.

                • Lanny

                  And you’re a sweetheart, V.

                • Yankee1010

                  Thanks for your opinion. It’s much appreciated.

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

                Yeah dude. You’re an asshole.

  • Manimal

    I dream of a Michael-Kay-less YES Booth.

    • Charlie

      same, but everyone else they got pretty much sucks too

    • Accent Shallow

      The Toronto series was pretty sweet.

  • RichYF

    Someone explain to me what purpose Gardner serves if he isn’t stealing every time he’s on base?

    Does he not read pitchers well?

    Everyone in the stadium knows Crawford is going, yet he still steals all the time. Is Gardner not that fast? What am I missing here? Jeter has more steals than Gardner (granted in twice as many times on base).

    Someone please explain this to me so I can stop ripping my hair out when someone GIDPs with him on base.

    • Drew

      Gardner usually waits until the 5th pitch of an AB to run.

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

      I absolutely agree. But did Tex see a ball or a called strike that AB?

      • RichYF

        Nope. But if he’s running on that play, he’s not out at second. And if he IS out at second, it’s at least close.

        I’m not that mad about that particular at-bat. It’s more of a general thing.

        Waiting until the 5th pitch of an AB is fine if you’re not “one of the fastest players in baseball.” I’m not saying he has to run every single pitch, but he was supposed to be this “burst of energy” and “bring an element to the team that wasn’t there” and a lot of other crap. He was supposed to make up for his lack of on base skills with SPEED!!!!!!!

        Maybe I’m overreacting, but this is definitely not the first time I’ve thought about this, or started a conversation about it.

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

          Nope. We still agree. That’s what he’s supposed to do. Good point.

    • Zack

      Does he have the green light from Girardi? Or does he have to wait for a sign?

      Having him on first gives Tex or Arod a hole on the right side

      Lefty pitcher & Mauer behind the plate

    • Accent Shallow

      I would tend to agree with you. Speed like that, he should be going practically all the time.

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

    Joe Torre can’t possibly be making the call to the pen. Tanyon Sturtze is about retired and Scott Proctor is ready to have TJ surgery.

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

      Is Luis Vizcaino in the house?

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

        Oh my. I totally forgot about him. He was good after a while was he not? I know he totally sucked and then Mo worked with him and he was decent there after.

        • Manimal

          He signed with Cleveland recently.

  • John

    4 innings for 2 runs (hopefully no more but Albie is up)

    let’s do it!

  • Gary

    Why not let the Kid pitch the 6th, if he gets 3 outs its a qulity start… its also abt building some confidence right

    • Zack

      or he puts 2 on with no outs then you force a shakey bullpen to make no mistakes

    • K.B.D.

      Pitch count + the stress of the innings he pitched. He didn’t have a lot left, if anything.

    • Gary

      Time to bump Tex off the 3rd spot… maybe Park Matsui there for now..

  • Manimal

    I have Derek Jeter’s Cologne…

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

      *High Five* … Sorry I had to.

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

    Anthony Mason in the house.

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

    Former Knick? You mean Jet right? He’s HUGE.

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

    Dammit. Let’s go, Alphabet.

    Anthony Mason looks really old.

    • RichYF

      How about that Snickers commercial with “Patrick Chewing?” That’s OLDDDD.

      • Lanny

        Can Mase drive in a run with a RISP?

  • Manimal

    Something tells me the yanks gave away all the Luxury seats to all these Celebs.

  • Stryker

    does anyone else think the yanks need to start taking off the kids’ gloves when it comes to hughes?

    i understand he’s only 22 and there’s no need to rush him, but at what point do they say “ok, he needs to start figuring himself out at the major league level”? just watch – when he goes back down to AAA when CMW returns he’ll be the same ol’ phil hughes. shouldn’t NOW be the time where he pitches through trouble so he learns for when he’s in the major league rotation full time next year – rather than doing all the figuring out then?

    /shrug

    • Accent Shallow

      Hughes will get plenty more starts in the majors this year, even if he gets sent down when Wang returns. They’ll need someone to take Joba’s innings.

      Besides, whose spot would he take if he stays up here? Or do you bump him to the pen?

      I agree that he needs to learn how to get major league hitters out, but hopefully if he’s in AAA he’s working on, say, the change, or fastball command rather than buckling the knees of kids who can’t deal with a curve like that.

    • got a booboo

      he needs to face major league hitters, not AAA hitters. unfortunately for him, the yankees are always in WIN NOW mode so every time he struggles he’s facing a demotion.

      • Lanny

        They’ll take the kid gloves off when he’s 30. The kids never learned how to pitch out of trouble and out of jams. He’ll probably succeed when they trade him this summer for a reliever or a bat.

        • Accent Shallow

          There is zero chance he’s traded for a reliever. Zero.

  • Accent Shallow

    Albaladejo makes Tolbert look silly there. Of course, he’s paid to make guys with a career MiL SLG of <.400 look silly.

  • Charlie

    Thanks john danks for fucking my fantasy team

  • Manimal

    hahahahaha “a more delicious type of K”

    I thought he was talking about himself.

  • pc69

    So V let me get this straight, because God forbid you don’t like something someone says (I know shocker). If I stated that Liriano looks average that means that I think he is no better than kei igawa. So I am a fucking idiot?

    I don’t think that is what I said, but so that you will feel better and learn to love, TONIGHT, Liriano looks average with his command.

    And the throw versus/pitch is NOT tired, Mussina circa 2008. Couldn’t throw but had to pitch. See also, Maddux, Glavine, Moyer, and on and on.

    I think you are fairly intelligent when it comes to baseball but your sarcasm and needless comments towards others who you feel superior towards is as tired as the Yankees lack of hitting. Either ignore a comment or come back with facts. Not every entry is constructed via the World of Perfect Baseball statements. Sometimes it is pure emotion – oops I know that means I am a fan and irrational at times.

    • V

      :yawn:

      • pc69

        Right on queue

      • Yankee1010

        What does the V stand for? I could venture a guess.

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

    The correct answer to the text poll is Joe Mauer. There is no opinion. It’s Joe Mauer.

    • Accent Shallow

      I was hoping they’d have a clearly lesser option in there, like Jason Kubel or Glen Perkins.

  • Yankee1010

    Nothing like scoring only one run on a guy throwing more balls than strikes.

  • RichYF

    Oh my how the mighty have fallen.

    My buddy and I were just getting into the NBA Jam type calls for Swisher too. “Puts up a brick…It’s good!” “Jams it in!” “Ugly shot…It’s good!” “The nail in the coffin!”

    Hopefully by June we’ll be bringing back a “Nothing but net” call at the very least..

  • Accent Shallow

    I get more excited for a Cano walk than a Cano single.

  • Charlie

    i hate that this inning is left to our 4th string catcher

    • RichYF

      Wait, what?

    • Charlie

      nvm, gameday had me confused there

      • Charlie

        for some reason i thought cash was up

  • teix is the man

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCK

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

    Two walks in the inning, the last one on four pitches, and Melky swings at the first pitch. Awesome.

    • RichYF

      In his defense, Paulie O. agreed with the decision…

  • Jack The Flipper

    Cashman better start working the phone lines for a righty with some pop. Nady may come back but that is a serious injury. Jermaine Dye perhaps?

    • RichYF

      Two words: Jorge Vazquez

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

      What? Why? That makes no sense. Where would Dye fit in? Unless Matsui starts to tank or gets injured, Jermaine Dye doesn’t make sense for the Yankees.

      • Jack The Flipper

        Dye is right field. Swisher to the bench. Gardner back to the freakin minors.

        • Accent Shallow

          Dye is really a DH these days. And he’s certainly not better than Swisher.

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

          So you relegate a guy to the bench because of a slump? Please. Plus, any value Dye gives with his bat he immediately gives back with his awful fielding. I’m not giving up anything for Jermaine Dye if I’m Cashman.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Melky should give up switch hitting, he sucks from the right side.

  • Charlie

    holy shit i just saw Mauer’s numbers. HE was out for a friggin month, is 0 for 3 today, and is hittin 424 w/ 14 rbis!!! Thats not fair

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

    Mauer just told Coke to go home and get his shinebox. That was a fucking shot.

  • Accent Shallow

    Did Coke just point as if the jack was a popup? Argh.

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

    Didn’t Mauer have back problems? I sure didn’t see them on that swing.

  • Charlie

    and now he jacks one

  • Reggie C.

    I hope this team has 2 lucky swings left in this game. i dont see us manufacturing a run the ‘ol walk-single-single way.

    • Reggie C.

      i guess we need 3 lucky swings to tie this up..

  • JoeSit.(ragman)

    Absolutely awesome, I wonder if their are any professional hitters available

  • Brazilian Yankee

    So that’s how the heart of a lineup is supposed to hit! I thought they were supposed to make outs with RISP every single time.

    • Manimal

      I’m not gonna complain after Ortiz’s performance yesterday. 0-7, 12 LOB.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        damn… now that’s a terrible game.

  • http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/ thrylos98

    Coke is it!

  • Charlie

    this game is not lookin good at all. we had plenty of blown chances earler and if we don’t rally in the next 2 innings, its joe nathan time

  • cjc

    this is a rough one to watch

    • Drew

      it’s only 4-1. This is fun to watch compared to some other games. We’ll win this game.

      • got a booboo

        grand slam by cash

        • Lanny

          It’s fun to watch them fail in the clutch???

          • Drew

            No, it’s fun to watch baseball. Why the hell do you watch?

          • Drew

            Pa.The.Tic.

  • Roger

    Bullpen is terrible

  • Charlie

    Im on gameday. WHY did that just happen

  • Jack The Flipper

    Bullpen is downright putrid. I do not know how Mo puts up with the smell.

    • Lanny

      He’s trying not to catch the crap disease from them.

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

      Coke has had scoreless outings in 11 of his last 13 outings.

  • cjc

    soooooooooooo how about that homefield advantage awesome

  • Manimal

    Oh look, another anti smoking commercial that uses pointless scare tactics.

  • Charlie

    it hurts me emotionally to see brett fuckin tomko in our pen pitching in a non blowout

  • Charlie

    with or without manny, the dodgers are still a damn good team

  • Manimal

    We don’t have ANY pinch hitters? My god.

    • Charlie

      nope, thats what happens with a bench of (normally) kevin cash, brett gardner, and angel berroa

  • JoeSit.(ragman)

    I am pained to watch the middle of our line-up bat, especially with risp, bunch of girls swinging at any thing that is thrown and watching the ones suppose to drive. GRRRRR

  • pc69

    well not the way to start off the home series.

  • Tank the Frank

    That was the first 95mph curveball I’ve ever seen.

    I don’t even know why YES has a gun.

    • Charlie

      Seriously, i’ve seen all kinds of ridiculous speeds including a 55 mph heater from AJ Burnett

    • Accent Shallow

      I prefer Phil Hughes’ slow hook at 92.

  • cjc

    his era is 8 and he as given up a run in 3 straight games so what will happen crain goes 123 sick its just sick

    • V

      Yeah, you posted that at Lohud also. Still doesn’t make you right.

  • Tank the Frank

    Watch out… Gardner’s a home run threat.

    • Tank the Frank

      OOOOOOOOO SHIT I JUST DID THAT WITH MY MIND! !!!

      I was totally kidding!

    • Accent Shallow

      Didn’t know how right you were, huh?

  • cjc

    run brett run

  • Drew

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    BRETT!!!!! THE GRIT FACTOR IS OFF THE CHARTS!!!!

  • Charlie

    Today, literally our entire lineup seems like a black hole.

  • Accent Shallow

    2nd MLB home run!

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

    Johnny Damon could’ve done that.

  • Alex S

    THAAAAAAAAAT’S GRIT!

  • got a booboo

    gardner: 2 HR
    ortiz: 0 HR

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

      =)

  • Roger

    How good would Gardner be if he could get on base more?

    • Accent Shallow

      All he needs is for outfielders to nonchalantly attempt to field his soft pop-ups, and he can put together a 15-20 HR season.

      • K.B.D.

        Send the memo around. People need to know.

    • Charlie

      WEre alive

      • Charlie

        that wasnt supposed to be a reply*

  • Drew

    That was pretty cool.

  • cjc

    nice throw

  • teix is the man

    Gritt gardner bitches!

  • Charlie

    holy shit on gameday how did that happen

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

      It bounced in front of Span but it took a funny hop and skipped past him, and it just kept rolling away.

    • Drew

      Ball got passed Span. Grit turned on the jets.

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

      Span played it awfully.

    • Alex S

      bloop single to left, gets past spahn, rolls all the way to the wall, grit runs home

      • Alex S

        *span*

      • Accent Shallow

        It’s tough to play defense when you’re dead.

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

    A-ROD!

    (clap clap)

    A-ROD!

    (clap clap)

  • Tony

    And that’s another reason why I prefer the crappy fast guy to the crappy not fast guy in center.

    • Drew

      So… Melky is crappy? 315 BA, huh, yea, that sucks.

      • Tony

        I will (disgusting act) if Melky is over 290 on June 15.

        • Tony

          OMFG, GARDNER IS OPSING 1.200 IN MAY

          Melky isn’t good.

          • Drew

            Hilarious.

  • Tank the Frank

    Does Crain pitch around A-Rod?

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

    The good ol’ unintentional intentional walk to A-Rod.

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

      Most feared.

  • V

    I’ll take 3 BBs, anyday, ARod.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Blue Jays and the Twins, please grow a pair and stop walking A-Rod. Kthxbai.

    • Tank the Frank

      Seriously… but Matsui has gone somewhat cold since his return.

    • Charlie

      they really shouldn’t be walkin him now when hes still rusty

      • Tank the Frank

        But Liriano did go after him with the bases loaded… to his credit.

        • Accent Shallow

          A-Rod looked awful in that at bat. Three ugly, ugly swings.

  • Charlie

    come on Sui

  • Manimal

    Arod’s OBP is crazy for someone hitting .1-something

  • Tank the Frank

    Don’t do it Jose Mijares!

  • Drew

    Dek Master Flex time.

  • Accent Shallow

    Matsui hit the go ahead jack yesterday against an LHP. More of the same, please.

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

    Oh and for the record the HR count with Ortiz and Gardner is +2 for Gardy.

  • Drew

    Yikes, DekMan used to go the other way, it seems like now he just tries to pull everything… It’s okay, pull one out!

  • Charlie

    no where near the plate there

  • Tank the Frank

    We need to get back in time about 3 weeks ago and grab THAT Nick Swisher for this AB.

  • yankees=warriors

    We need the April Swisher here!

  • Manimal

    Swishaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, please get a hit.

  • Quikksand

    come on swisher

  • yankees=warriors

    Man, that looks really bad…

  • Tank the Frank

    Jesus Swisher has no chance… he’s lost.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    So has this ump been fair to both teams with his terrible strikezone or is it just the Yankees again?

    • Manimal

      Both ways.

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

      Early on it was against the Yankees. All of the Umps. Watch the first 35 minutes of the encore and judge for yourself.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I saw the Damon K which was ridiculous but then I stopped watching briefly. But yeah teh umps are at it again.

  • Manimal

    LET IT HIT YOU!

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

    Oh Xavier Nady, Where art thou?

    • Charlie

      Nady’s awesome. We really need him back pretty soon at this point

  • yankees=warriors

    A wild pitch here would be nice.

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

    Let’s go, Swish!

  • Jack The Flipper

    Maybe someone can pitch underhand to Swisher for him to get a hit.
    Ozzie was right about this guy.

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

    Damn.

  • Manimal

    God damn.

  • Stryker

    oh how i wish that was April-Swisher at bat.

  • cjc

    one time just one fucking time get a hit

  • Accent Shallow

    Oy vey.

  • Drew

    Oh Nick.. Why did you tease us? Where have you gone?

  • Charlie

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK. 21 fucking men left on base and only 2 damn runs= Suck

  • Tank the Frank

    The fact that they kept in the lefty to face Swisher from the right side shows you how bad he’s swinging the bat.

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

      That doesn’t make sense. I think they left the lefty in because they knew a) it’s impossible to matchup against a switch hitter, and b) Robbie Cano, a lefty hitter, was due up after Swisher.

      • Tank the Frank

        Duh. Stupid thinking on my part. What you said makes way more sense. I’m letting my pessimism get the better of me.

  • pc69

    Another wasted opportunity.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    I think it is safe to say an inside the park homerun is better then a steal of home.

  • yankees=warriors

    At least Gardner woke me up with the inside the parker!

    • Charlie

      yea but now were screwed with the bottom due up next inning

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

    Disclaimer: The use of the word “Queer” isn’t meant to insult and actually doesn’t even refer to homosexuals in the following statement. Because they’d be ashamed to be mentioned in the same sentence with this snarky dope.

    Michael Kay is such a queer. I’m tired of his idiotic commentary. And to think, at one point I defended him.

    • Accent Shallow

      Speaking of idiotic commentary that I’m tired of . . .

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

        So then don’t reply.

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

    Who the hell is pitching?!!11?!!?111

    • yankees=warriors

      Isn’t it still Tomko?

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

        WHO!?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yeah I’m even getting pissed with our lack of ability to hit pitchers we should hit and hit with runners in scoring position.

  • pc69

    So in watching this game, one thing is becoming apparent, it is not the stadium’s design that is responsible for all the home runs.

  • Tank the Frank

    .321, .333, .571, .905 – That’s the team line with the bases loaded. Hard to believe. Although overall with RISP is much worse.
    .249, .348, .438, .785

  • Manimal

    Ortiz, Elsbury, Pedroia = Gardner

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Of course not. Gardner is a Yankee therefore only plays for the money and therefore does not have grit. And watch ESPN not talk about his inside the park homerun while they still jizz their pants about the Ellesbury stealing home play.

      • Manimal

        I’m talking about hr’s.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Oh Lol. Then according it ESPN it has to be the result of roids. The Yankees are a disgrace to baseball.

  • Drew

    I love it. Let’s see some passion.

  • yankees=warriors

    A little fire is good.
    And that WAS dangerous.

  • Manimal

    This game is OOZING a comeback

    • yankees=warriors

      Yeah, but in order for that to happen, Edwar has to hold them first…

      • E. Aron

        As long as he pitches 1 inning Edwar holds

      • Drew

        Have some confidence man. You reap what you sew.

      • E. Aron

        see

  • E. Aron

    8 walks alone scores the 2 runs. where is this $120M offense? hip hip jorge!

  • pc69

    drill him.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    If we lost Teix I’d kill myself.
    The Twins are really starting to piss me off with their small ball play today.

  • Drew

    Teix will be even easier to root for when he starts hitting!

  • JoeSit.(ragman)

    If we cannot get fired up after the play at first by the twinkees then we will not get it done—-again

  • Manimal

    I love love LOVE Girardi going straight after Gardenhire

  • Drew

    Wow, YES cuts back to the game after a pitch has been thrown. Why does YES suck?

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

    He gets DRILLED next time if I am Girardi. Screw that. In fact hot someone in the eye. I don’t care. I am tired of dirty ball players. I want a Joba heater to hit someone right in the helmet to get the message across.

    • Drew

      +1

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

        I don’t know what you mean. But I’m pretty pissed. Once is an accident. Twice is intentional.

        • Drew

          Oh I’m pissed. I feel the same way. I’d rather hit Morneau or Mauer though. Gomez is a steal threat.

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

            That’s what I meant to type after I said screw that. I’ve had it. Thats dirty baseball. And for that prick other manager to yell. Are you serious? That adds to it.

    • Manimal

      As much as we all want it, it wont happen.

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

        Why not? Joe needs to grow a pair of balls and have some chin music tomorrow. You need to protect your assets. I just don’t tolerate dirty baseball.

        • Manimal

          Replying with dirty baseball makes it better?

          • Drew

            Hitting someone isn’t dirty baseball. Hitting them in the head is, but chin music doesn’t necessarily mean you hit them in the chin.

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

            An eye for an eye. We aren’t talking about him almost breaking Josh Phelps’ arm TWICE. We’re talking a 180 million dollar investment.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Bring in Veras to face whoever did that only to see himself ejected after that hit LOL.

    • Tom Zig

      I missed it, what happened?

  • http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/ thrylos98

    tex needs to grow up..,

    • Accent Shallow

      Completely disagree. Gomez needs to run where he should and not put players in danger.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Teix needs to grow up? His arm almost got broken. If I insulted you, you would probably cry and throw a fit.

    • Drew

      Yeah he shouldn’t be pissed if someone doesn’t follow the rules and puts him at risk for an injury.

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

      Come here kid. Let me break your arm.

  • Tank the Frank

    Gomez is known for being a hothead. He missed playing time last season because of it if I’m not mistaken. It’s a good idea to get under his skin.

  • yankees=warriors

    I think a inside the park HR will fire up the kid more than a normal one.

  • Luthien

    So what happened at first with Gomez? And why are people calling for someone to get hit? Just wondering seeing as the game is blacked out where I am, in Iowa, even though nobody in Iowa plays Twins games.

    • Manimal

      Gomez was out of the baseline and was very, VERY close to Tex. This was teh second time it happened and Texiera barked at him and benches sorta cleared. Girardi was yelling at Gardenhire.

    • Tom Zig

      I dont know what happened either, i asked a couple posts ago.

  • yankees=warriors

    If they don’t tie it this inning, should Mo pitch the 9th?

  • Accent Shallow

    Where the hell was strike 2?

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

    Michael Kay is a failure at life.

    • E. Aron

      Sterling’s painfully worse

  • pc69

    Wow, 8 walks and ZERO runs with RISP. The decline of the dollar has really hit new heights.

  • MattG

    Ben, if you’re still here:

    “That’s a load of shit, Matt. The ball might have beaten him but if the tag didn’t, then he’s safe. That’s how baseball works.”

    That’s not how baseball works. It has never worked that way. If the ball beats you, its one of two things: either you so obviously avoided the tag that the guy in Uecker’s seats knows your safe, or you’re out. It’s been that way forever, and just because we can have instant replay and look closer does not mean we have to.

    As long as the rules are equal for both teams, we can move on.

    And that is a great example of why you don’t need replay–you couldn’t even tell with the replay if he was safe or out. Who needs a delay to learn nothing?

  • cjc

    hey a pop up something new and different

  • Quikksand

    show some fight yankees

  • Drew

    Melky is now spelt M.O.N.E.Y.

    • Drew

      And Cash is spelt S.U.C.K. How odd.

    • papa

      Melky should bat 3rd

  • Accent Shallow

    Ah, Melky. Still swinging at bad pitches.

    Base hits are base hits, though.

  • Tank the Frank

    Was Mo just rapping to himself?

  • cjc

    wow another pop up

  • cjc

    it would be a real shame if Jeter screwed everything up by not popping out

    • yankees=warriors

      LOL, this team does pop out a lot, don’t they?

  • yankees=warriors

    Man, with all that’s happened in this game, I really want us to win it!

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW really nobody to pinch-hit for Cash???? Id rather have had Berroa hit there than freakin Kevin Cash.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah what happened to Cervelli? Just a day off?

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

    How much longer can we go without a pinch hitter? Seriously.

  • Tank the Frank

    Meat of the order, including a fired up Tex, should be up against Nathan 2 runs down. I really don’t like our chances… but a comeback would be very fitting in this game.

  • got a booboo

    love the pop ups.

  • cjc

    thank god nice job Jeter this team is awesome just awesome