• Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Cash walk-off…book it?

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

      Nah. Only if we were playing the BlowSox.

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

    Free baseball!

    Well, that was a waste of three hours, wasn’t it!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      That’s generally how I feel about the first 45 minutes of an NBA game.

  • JackC

    Looked like Mo was getting ready to pitch the 10th,. If so, then I really don’t get why Girardi didn’t use him in the 8th. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt about treating Mo carefully

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      My sister just said the same thing.

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

        Clueless Joe.

      • JackC

        The one time I defend Girardi, he shows me how silly I was to do so

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

      Exactly.

      If Mo is able to pitch multiple innings, he should have been in in the 8th.

      Only now, with this information in hand, am I willing to say that the Girardi decision in the 8th is foolish.

      • JackC

        I suspect Girardi’lll say that his 9th was so free and easy, it wasn’t much of strain and afforded him the luxury of pitching the 10th. Still don’t like it, though. I heard Girardi say on thursday they no plans to pitch Mo 2 innings any time soon, and for a manager who gives the appearance of being so disciplined, I feel his decisions are sometimes a little too spur of the moment, or if I were less charitable, borderline panicky. Not that this move is at all panicky, but it has that typical Girardi betwixt and between scent to it.

  • Matt-Pitt

    So happy Girardi kept Mo out there.

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

    Not too much to send Mo out there for another inning right?

  • Charlie

    shit

  • Matt-Pitt

    dp ball

  • Ivan

    That’s the only way ur gonna get a hit off Mo nowadays.

  • BigBlueAL

    Here we go…

  • Matt-Pitt

    FUCK… come on Mo

  • Charlie

    mother fucker

  • Mike Pop

    Ugh.

  • Jay

    Still like our chances…lets go mo

  • RoryTheGreat

    I’m in Philly and can only watch the gamecast. What have the 2 hits looked like off of Mo?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Dinky. One was an IF hit off of Rivera’s glove and the other was a broken bat looper into the Bermuda Triangle behind second base.

      • RoryTheGreat

        Thanks, good to see that Mo is back. I would have liked to see him in the 8th though. I guess if Torre did that we would be talking about how he was going to throw his arm off.

      • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

        CURSE YOUR TYPING SPEEEEEEEED!

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      Nonsense. One glanced off his glove that would have gone right to Jeter for an out. The other was a typical jamshot over the infield.

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

    Mmmmmmmmmm, that’s some tasty CF range…

  • Matt-Pitt

    C’mon Mo, one more and they will win this game for you.

  • gxpanos

    Whew! Gotta love the Gritster’s speed.

  • Charlie

    please mo one more.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    So is it safe to say Mo will be, ehh, unavailable tomorrow?

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

      Gotta be.

      Your closer for May 17th: Brett Tomko

      • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

        I’ll be there tomorrow. Here’s to hoping AJ gets through 8.

        ::down the hatch::

  • BigBlueAL

    It would be a waste to lose a game when Mo pitches 2 innings so lets win this game!!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Yea baby!! Lets go offense, win this man the game.

  • gxpanos

    Damn, Mo’s like a cat coming off the mound even at 39.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    praise be to mo…..

  • e mills

    well I was thinking Mo for just Morneau, but that’ll work! (As long as he didn’t overwork himself)

  • Max

    Alright. Time to end this shit.

  • Jay

    I still like Kevin Cash for the walk off Suicide Squeeze….

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

      Inside the park HR bunt

      • Jay

        niceee

  • Charlie

    wow, great job by Mo. He threw 28 pitches, now let’s reward him with a W.

  • pc69

    Guess that is what the second best relief pitcher can do. Thank you BBTN

    • Ivan

      Second Best? Who da best then according to BBTN.

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

      Mo Rivera has more pitching talent in his little pinky finger than Joe Nathan has in his entire large intestine, INCLUDING THE COLON!

      • Ivan

        Joe Nathan is pretty damn good, but yea Mo’s the best.

  • Ivan

    Anybody eva played dat new Street Fighter 4 game?

    • gxpanos

      Anybody eva watch dat extra inning game?

      • Ivan

        funny.

  • Pasqua

    Here’s the Mo rationale as far as I can see it, regarding using / not using him in the 8th: when he entered in the 9th, he only threw 11 pitches, leaving him perfectly able to go another inning. Had Girardi brought him in Mo had thrown 35 pitches, no way does he pitch the 10th. So, apply the logic to the 8th. He didn’t bring him in due to the risk of throwing too many pitches and being unavailable for the 9th. There’s no way to tell how easy / hard an inning is going to be until it’s pitched.

    (And by the way, I am an advocate of the “closer in the most important spot” theory, so I don’t say this blindly.)

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

      True.

      I’d still rather throw Mo for the 8th and warm up Aceves to throw the 9th.

  • Charlie

    well, couldn’t have expected much better than that

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

    Hmmm, who’s gonna be the hero?
    1) Jeter
    2) Damon
    3) Tex
    4) ARod

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      I’ll take 5) Mauer/Morneau.

      I haven’t had a good feeling about this game all day.

    • Ivan

      Berroa

    • Matt-Pitt

      I’m gonna go with some A-Rod after Teix doubles to leadoff the next inning.

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

        CLOSE ENOUGH, MATT!!!!!

        Have a cigar.

        • Matt-Pitt

          I’ve been pretty money with predictions this year. Just trying to keep it up man.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    WTF I thought this was a bandbox!

  • BigBlueAL

    Jesus the Blue Jays won again.

  • dkidd

    the twins are a fun team to watch. they would be scary in a short series

    nevertheless: no way we’re losing this game

  • gxpanos

    That was centimeters away from a walk-off by Cap’n.

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

      You know what they say: It’s a game of centimeters.

      /France’d

      • pete

        **centimetres**
        /britt’d

  • Charlie

    damn jeter, now its time for Johnny D Baby

  • NHYankee62

    Alright Johnny D, time to make up for hitting that one back to the pitcher with a runner on 3rd and only one out!

  • Jay

    Damon walk….Tex HR….

  • Jay

    jk.

  • NHYankee62

    Goddam this team can be so frustrating!

    Talk about a complete lack of hitting!

    They should’ve knocked out Blackburn after the Tex HR.

    But hey, give Kevin Long a raise!!!

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

      Yankees team OPS – .819 (3rd in all of baseball)

      • NHYankee62

        So you’re impressed with the offense the last 2 games???

        How about their team average with RISP???

        It’s one of the worst in the league!!!

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          Did you know…

          …the more punctuation you use, the more valid your point is?

          • NHYankee62

            The point still stands.

            The offense has been bad. Having one of the worst RISP in the league pretty much says it all.

            Excuse me for being passionate about a team making Nick Blackburn and countless other pitchers look like Cy Young.

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

              15th is not the “worst RISP in the league”.

              It’s right in the middle.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

              The point doesn’t still stand because it’s an invalid point. The Yanks aren’t nearly as bad offensively as you think as others have already shown.

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

          So you’re impressed with the offense the last 2 games???

          I don’t judge things on two game windows, because that’s ridiculously shortsighted.

          How about their team average with RISP??? It’s one of the worst in the league!!!

          Team OPS with RISP – .780 (15th in all of baseball)

          I’d like it to be higher, but I’m not firing Kevin Long for having a middle of the pack RISP OPS after a month and a half. That’s also ridiculously shortsighted.

          • NHYankee62

            You’re forgetting that they were also a terrible situational hitting team all last year.

            And they have been terrible in the playoffs in the last few years as well.

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

              Nope, haven’t forgotten it. I just allow for more variable factors in my analysis than you do.

              I generally don’t call for the firings of hitting or pitching coaches, because that’s above my paygrade. There’s too many other reasons why a team would hit well or hit poorly.

              • NHYankee62

                WHat’s the point of of even having a hitting coach then?

                When you have a team then was horrible all season in 08 at situational hitting and has once again started out poorly, does that not reflect bad on the hitting coach?

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

                  The point of having a hitting coach is to work with players to improve their swings. He can’t make them come through in your clutch situations. In the end, the players still have to hit.

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

                  WHat’s the point of of even having a hitting coach then?

                  Thanks for ignoring my point, which was neither you nor I have the information necessary to say that the discrepancy between RISP hitting and non RISP hitting is attributable to the hitting coach.

                  You’re engaging in classic scapegoating.

      • gxpanos

        Plus, what’s he supposed to do about .247 with RISP? How should be teaching a .819 OPS team to hit differently with runners on? Coaches in baseball get too much credit and too much blame.

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

      They’ve scored the 7th most runs in baseball, and have had A-Rod for seven whole games. Stop complaining.

      • NHYankee62

        Yeah, let’s all be happy with mediocrity.

        With a team that continually fails to drive in the runner from 3rd with less than 2 outs.

        Good point.

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          /Oaktag

        • http://deleted RollingWave

          the best teams in baseball fail 60%+ of the time in RISP.

  • Pasqua

    Luckily, Veras has already been used, so our chance of getting out of the 11th tied is exponentially improved.

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

        Thank you. Thank you very much. I’ll be here all season.

  • RoryTheGreat

    Tex with the walk off as long as we can get it to him?

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

      Well, he’s leading off the inning, and we’re at home, so we’ll definitely “get it to him”…

      • RoryTheGreat

        Yea, but a run would then have made it not a walk off.

  • dkidd

    now warming up for the twins: the money you could be saving with geico

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      LOL

  • dkidd

    if aceves is the mexican gangster, what do we call pena?

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      Easy. El Nino. Which is Spanish for The Nino.

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

      The other mexican gangster

      • dkidd

        “the otro”

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

      He’s not Mexican, is he?

      • Ivan

        Isn’t he from Venezuela?

      • dkidd

        thought he was from monterey?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        From Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Ivan

    Is it me, or everytime the opposition hit a ball in the air in RF, I flinch a lil or a get jumpy a lil.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Niceee play to end the inning. Nice inning, Maxican Gangster. Alright, they win this game this inning.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Mexican*

  • Charlie

    aceves has really shown something up here imo

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      He’s showing me what I already know: He and not Jose Veras should be pitching the 7th.

      • Charlie

        agreed

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

        Yup.

        • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

          Absolutely.

      • Zack

        Should be pitching the 7th and 8th*

  • Ivan

    Jeter didn’t get to da ball, the ball got to Jeter.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaange from the captain

  • Nicotine

    I smoke a pack a day and don’t breathe like this bird

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      Sheila!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Leadoff walks always hurt… Make em’ pay A-Roddd

  • Ivan

    Wow I luv Tex wit all them BB’s. Guy is on pace to have 100 BB’s no?

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

    Did Kay just say they should consider bunting with A-Rod?

  • gxpanos

    Aaaaaaand Michael Kay just aske dPaul if A-Rod should bunt.

    I don’t care if A-Rod is 1-80. He’s not bunting.

    • gxpanos

      AND THAT’S WHY.

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

      Normal humans with average intellect >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Michael Kay

  • Charlie

    ABOMB

  • JackC

    A ROOOOOOODDDDDDDDD

  • Infamous

    ARODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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

    NAILS-KRZY, ZEW-SKI!!!
    (clap clap clap-clap-clap)
    NAILS-KRZY, ZEW-SKI!!!
    (clap clap clap-clap-clap)

  • Matt-Pitt

    I called A-Rod winning babyyyy… Except it was with Teix having a leadoff double.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    And there’s your Yankees Classic.

  • Chelo

    AROD BABY !!!!1

  • Ivan

    A-Rod Mothafuckers.

    FUCK U SELENA ROBERTS, FUCK YOU.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    walk off babiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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

    By all means, play some small ball.

  • JackC

    Starting to look like they’re gelling a wee bit, perhaps

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

    Listen closely:

    THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T BUNT IN THAT SITUATION, MICHAEL KAY.

    • Ivan

      That’s like asking LeBron in the 4th qt with 2 secs left to make a screen for a shooter to win the game.

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

        Meh, it’s worse. LeBron setting a screen isn’t intentionally taking time off the clock.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Did Kay want him to bunt? I missed that.

  • YankeeScribe

    A-fuckin-Rod!!!

  • Ivan

    Maybe, just maybe the yanks might need A-Rod. Im just saying folks.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Nice…..Arod looks good in that shade of shaving cream.

  • JackC

    Michael Kay is by no stretch the only announcer who’d feel comfortable using the word ‘seminal’ in a baseball telecast, he’s simply the only one who’s so obviously proud of himself for doing so

    • dkidd

      david cone uses it as well, but he means something a little different

      • JackC

        lol…I was waiting for something lik ethat, but that was well played

  • gxpanos

    Haha A-Rod is the worst at high-fiving the 1st base coach. He always screws it up. But, man, it’s usually a great sign when he’s screwing it up!

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

      I think that one was on Kelleher. A-Rod had his hand up halfway down the line, Kelleher botched the contact.

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

    I love that A-Rod mispronounced Teixeira. Twice.

  • Tony

    Kay: Hunting for Talk Radio BS in real time.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    I can honestly say that I hate Michael Kay.

  • Alex S

    I LOVE THIS FUCKING GAME

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Stupid A-Rod!!! Another useless homerun by him when a double wins the game. Cut this bum!!!

  • Alex S

    kim jones totally offered A-Rod sex during that interview. she tried to wipe the whipped cream off him and he said i’m good

    • Dave

      Hah yea how awkward was she with the “do you need a hand” waving her hand an inch off his face back and forth.

      • Zack

        I wonder if shaving cream pies is too much of a celebration for the media

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

      Kim Jones: When was the last time you had a shaving cream pie in your face?
      ARod: [awkward pause as he tries to not say “Last night with you, Kim”] … uuuhh, My birthday?

  • RoryTheGreat

    To quote Zoolander:

    “It’s a walk off”

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

      IETC.

  • e mills

    PeteAbe – “UPDATE, 3:03 p.m.: A-Rod strikes out. He is hitless in his last 11 at-bats and 3 for 26 (.115) on the season in eight games with one extra-base hit. His range at third base has been limited, too. That you expect given the nature of his injury. But you have to wonder whether the lack of offense is attributable to the injury, being rusty or something else.” —- “or something else” is he serious? Abe’s a joke

    • ranger11

      He’s still at it with that fuckin shit! Give me a break! Nothing would make me happier than to shut him and the other detractors up. C’mon Arod get hotter than shit and shut em all up!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And I think I’m banned from LoHud for insulting Pete of hwo great a Yankee fan he is. <__<

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        ur not the only one

        • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

          It seems like it’s going worse by the day with Ham. A year ago he was atleast acceptable but now it’s just too much.

          • ranger11

            I can’t go to his site anymore. To do so I would have to be a Yankee fan with a low self opinion. He seems to have a problem with half the players and most of the organization itself.

            • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

              I barely go either. Just read the “news” and skip his “opinion posts”. The worst is when he tries to be funny.

          • Zack

            UPDATE, 4:37 p.m.: Alfredo Aceves out of the pen. Why not use Mo for three? I don’t get it.

            was that a joke?

          • BklynJT

            There is not a more fitting middle name in the history of all middle names.

  • Johnny

    That was fucking awesome.

  • ranger11

    Yeah right, the Yankees are much better without Arod! Fuck yeah!!

  • Jay

    Give ya 10 to 1 Arod has cream pied abe’s wife….

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      I think you need to be married to have a wife.

      • Jay

        Should have done my research…

        • RoryTheGreat

          Don’t worry, you did more than Roberts did for most of her book.

          • John

            IETC

  • Ivan

    A-Rod in 8 games is already having a better season than Ortiz lol.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Everyone who booed him today should be kicked in the ass on their way out.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Everyone who booed a Yankee shouldn’t be called fans but bandwagoners who don’t know anyhting about baseball. They boo’ed seriously everyone today.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Except for Teix of course.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    I’m having a better season then Ortiz and I don’t play.

    • Doug

      We both have as many home runs as Ortiz.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        How many AB’s has Ortiz have had without a homer? I’ve had 0 AB’s without a homer and he has like 150. Me >>>>>>>> Ortiz.

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

          His last homer was in the 5th inning of the 4th-to-last game he played of the 2008 season. He came up again in the 7th and 9th innings, so those two PA’s plus his 12 PA’s in the final three games of the season = 14 homerless PA’s to end 2008.

          So, this year’s 157 plate appearances = 171 straight plate appearances without a ding-dong.

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

    Tex since A-Rod came back: .367-.444-.767

    • cult of basebaal

      he went from .213 to .238 today, gotta love going 4 for 4 near the start of the season.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        DH’ing him was genius. But I thought Girardi was clueless and dumb?!?!

    • Zack

      I blame Alex for Tex’s early season struggles, so selfish of him to take a month off

  • brian paul

    The yankees have looked so good recently. It’s been so fun just watching them play every game. Let’s hope they can keep it up!

  • Matt-Pitt

    I love facing the Twins. For some reason, they ALWAYS have their number, especially in New York.