May
18

Game 38: Going for the sweep

By

Tonight the Yankees find them in a position many fans would have thought impossible just two weeks ago: to sweep a four-game series. There’s no need to chronicle how the Yanks got to this point. Suffice it to say that I hope they can find another way to win tonight. Walk-offs are great, but the emotional burden leading up to it is sometimes too much.

The matchup this evening feature a pair of lefties, Andy Pettitte and Glen Perkins. The Twins’ lefty has made three starts against the Yankees in his career, all of which came last year. He threw 18 innings total, allowing 10 runs and 22 hits while walking six. These numbers might come as a surprise to those who tend to remember only the latest performance. On August 11 Perkins fired eight scoreless frames in a 4-0 Twins victory. Yet most people forget that the Yanks bombed him for five runs in six innings on July 23, and rocked him for 10 hits and five runs in four innings on May 30. For what it’s worth, Perkins hasn’t allowed fewer than four earned runs in an appearance since April 19.

There are a few pregame notes to cover before the lineups. First, the Pirates have raided the Yanks farm system again, this time claiming Steven Jackson off waivers. That gives the Pirates five former Yankee farmhands on their 40-man roster: Jackson, Eric Hacker, Ross Ohlendorf, Jeff Karstens, and Jose Tabata. They also have Dan McCutchen floating around in their system.

The good news is that Brian Bruney will come off the disabled list tomorrow and retake his 8th inning role. Hopefully he can jump right back into it, as the Yanks could use the bullpen help. Mike thinks they’ll DFA Angel Berroa as a corresponding move, but that would bring the team back to the ridiculous 13-man staff. With the starters pitching well and with Aceves in the bullpen, this seems horribly unnecessary. My hope is that they’ll option Edwar so he can get some regular innings in Scranton.

Also, Brett Gardner is day to day as a result of, what else, his dive into home — and into Joe Mauer. Gardner woke up a bit sore this morning, and an MRI revealed a contusion on his right rotator cuff. Presumably he’s still available to pinch run this evening.

Lineup:

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

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

If live-blogging’s your bag, you can check out regular commenter Bryan V’s blog. If it’s not, well, there’s always the game thread right here. I hear it’s pretty good.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I’m feeling the sweep.

    • Drew

      “They said sweep together not sleep together you idiots!”

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

    I’m too superstitious for the S-word.

    In other MLB news, Rickie Weeks is out for the season with a wrist injury and Delgado’s getting surgery for a bone spur and torn hip labrum a la A-Rod.

    • whozat

      Aaaaaand this is why Ray Durham and Grudz would have wanted to avoid signing with the Yankees. One of them gets a 4.5 month starting gig, now.

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

        Indeed.

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

      That’s too bad; Weeks was putting together a nice season.

  • enk

    Interesting strategy for the Yanks — going with two 2B’s tonight — but I guess it worked for the Rays yesterday.

  • Alex S

    2 2b? ohhhh i hope we dont have a rays moment

  • Mike Pop

    Heh, anyone just see this – Monday Night Raw and Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals are both scheduled for the same time, same day at the Pepsi Center.

    Pretty funny stuff.

  • Charlie

    It kinda sucks that we lost steven jackson, he never even got a chance in our bullpen

    • whozat

      Yeah, that kinda bit, I will admit. Like…I’d much rather have DFA’d Veras and tried to trade him and given Jackson more of a shot. We KNOW what Veras’ shtick is…Jackson could maybe throw some strikes.

  • Jake H

    I’m hoping for the sweep and domination!

  • Mike Pop

    Do the Yankees get anything in return for Jackson?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Not that I saw.

    • Charlie

      Nope, we pretty much just gave him away

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

      $50,000. The standard waiver fee.

      • Charlie

        the yankees definitely need that $

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

          Yes, Hal needs it for a down payment on his new Condo now that he’s married.

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

            Hal like to live simply, so others can simply live.

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

    No Michael Kay tonight on YES.

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

      Loving it.

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

      No Peter Abraham either. Mandatory week off due to Newspaper cutbacks.

      I heard Pete on WFAN this weekend, he sounded really good on the air. Much better than his earlier appearances where he sounded more uncomfortable. He could either host a show or be half of a team if the newspaper folds.

  • E-ROC

    Looks like Chris Berman will be in the booth with Orel Hershiser. That. Sucks.

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

      Wow.

      Anyway, looks like I got what I wanted:

      http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-379438

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

      There are not many reasons to love living in the Bronx (though they’re more numerous than you think)

      Getting to watch YES is one of them.

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

    Jason Kubel looks like The Departed era Leo Dicaprio.

  • Charlie

    think maybe cashman is leaving edwar/veras/tomko on the roster to see if they could have a couple good outings and up their trade value?

    • Mike Pop

      Have a couple good innings and increase their value to the team.

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

    Jason Giambi does not make that play.

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

      In other news, the sky is blue and the grass is green.

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

    Tex with the streeeeeeeeeetch.

  • Mike Pop

    Lucky, Gomez wasn’t running.

  • Charlie

    that’s not a good start when joe mauer is up next

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

    Come on Andy, you’re better than this.

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

      Not much better.

  • Jake H

    Melky’s throws have been terrible lately.

    • Drew

      He hasn’t had many from centerfield as of late.

  • Mike Pop

    Damn man.

  • Charlie

    shit that’s a quick lead for the twinkies

  • Drew

    Melky’s gun was a tad askew. Damnit Andy

  • E-ROC

    Was Delmon Young traded or injured?

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

      Family emerency

      • E-ROC

        Thanx.

  • DreDog

    I feel a strong outing from Andy. He throws a 3-hit 8 inning game. He gets pulled for the 9th only because we score 11 runs in the bottom of the 8th.

    • DreDog

      And then I turned on the TV….

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

        I’d be okay with Andy not giving up another hit all game.

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

    Don’t know if Tex should’ve cut that one off. The throw was off the mark but it might’ve gotten Harris.

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

    Would you rather have Melky hit and not field well or field well and not hit?

    • Drew

      He fielded it fine, the throw was just offline.
      As for your question, I’d choose both.

    • Cor Shep

      easy question – hit and not field well

  • Mike Pop

    M&M Melter is right.

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

    Four batters, four hard hit balls off Pettitte.

    • Mike Pop

      To the pen when Wang comes back.

      • Charlie

        He would be useless in the pen

        • Drew

          lol

        • Mike Pop

          LOOGY.

    • Charlie

      we think he’s not that great now, by the second half of the year he’ll be worse

  • Charlie

    he looks a little wild today, and that’s never a good sign with a 36 year old Andy Petitte

  • Drew

    Sweet Andy, hell of a 1st inning.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    gotta pin this down and get to Perkins. Maybe Andy needs a Joba-esque pregame routine

  • Mike Pop

    Heh, that guy stole the ball from the little kid.

  • Cor Shep

    Haha ESPN just said Kubel had an OBP of .927….

    • Drew

      That just happened.

      • Cor Shep

        Next thing they’ll be saying Jeter has -2 errors

  • E-ROC

    At least Pettitte is throwing strikes.

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

    Eh, a bloop double and a couple hard-hit singles by two of the best hitters in the AL at their respective positions, I ain’t bitchin’.

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

      That was a pretty sharp double, no? He seemed to hit it pretty hard.

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

        He did? I thought it was a bit loopy. My bad, then.

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

          The way it looked when it fell it looked pretty hard, IMO.

  • Mike Pop

    Jeter going to hit .300 this year?

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

      Yes, barely. I say .301. He’ll finish .301/.364/.440

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

      yes

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

    I think the Yankees are a little too in love with the walk off.

    • Lanny

      You complaining???

  • John

    jeter’s hitting to the left now and ranges to his left, what’s up with him?

  • Mike Pop

    Alright. I like it.

    Do it up, Teix.

    • Mike Pop

      I love this team!

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    niiice

  • Charlie

    we gotta get a run here

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

    Good call by Singleton on the balk.

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

    Mike Pelfrey, is that you?

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

      IETC.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    runners best friend

  • Charlie

    NIce

  • Drew

    It’s great having a broadcaster that actually pays attention

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

    This team has haht.

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

      Que?

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

      NO TEAM HAS MOAH HAHT THAN THE BAWSTON RED SAWX!! YANKEES SUCK! CACK! NO ONE DENIES THIS!!

  • Jake H

    I like Mark.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Bamxeira

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

    Was anyone watching last night’s games between the Mets and Giants? I heard Mike Pelfrey had like three frickin’ balks.

    MARK TEI-XEI-RA!!!

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

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    seeeeeeeeeeeee yaaa

  • Drew

    Wow. Tex message to left!

  • Cor Shep

    BACK BACK BACK

  • John K.

    Mark “Yellow Rose of” Teixeira?

    Teix did not like that nickname and took it out on Perkins.

  • Alex S

    Tex baby!

  • Mike Pop

    This team is so silly!

  • Charlie

    Hell yea

  • E-ROC

    Back! Back! Back! Gone! -Chris Berman

  • Ivan

    Tex is officially back folks.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    boom city

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

    ALEX MOTHER FUCKING RODRIGUEZ.

    • Vader

      you called it…back to back and a belly to belly!

  • Drew

    That’s my shit

  • e millw

    :0)

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

    First of many. First of many.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Hell Yea

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

    Dude I could so get used to this.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    What a BOOOOMB!

  • E-ROC

    This is fun to watch.

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    its good to know that whenever tex, arod or damon hit a ball somewhat in the air its a home run at the new stadium

  • Ivan

    A-Rod for MVP!!!!

  • Infamous

    I was so going to call back to back homeruns, but i didnt want to jinx it.

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

    Why didn’t he bunt? Selfish prick.

  • Charlie

    OH baby, im liking this tex-arod 1-2 punch!!1

  • Mike Pop

    Too. Easy.

  • Alex S

    back to back! i love it!

  • boychick

    i love this.

  • Infamous

    Take the M&M bitches

    • Infamous

      *that

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

    But…A ROD IS TEH TEAM CANCER!111!!!1

  • whozat
  • Mike Pop

    He used steroids. -1.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Alex Rodriguez David Ortiz
    3 0

    • Zack

      Gardner Ortiz
      2 0

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

        This makes me so ridiculously happy.

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

          +1

        • Zack

          Not as happy if Gardner has more HRs then Ortiz come June

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

      me = fail

      ARod-3
      Ortiz-0

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

        ok im gonna stop now A-rod=4***

  • Charlie

    we’re rocking this guy

  • Mike Pop

    Damnit Swish!

  • Jake H

    Swish just got jammed.

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

    Daaaaaaammit. Swish needed that. :(

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

    Holy fuck that was nearly three in a row

  • Zack

    Come on Swisher, join the party

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

    Nick Swisher sucks. Boooo!

    /jones’n for back-to-back-to-back dingers

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

      4 in a row would’ve been nice. Chase Wright would be thankful.

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

        Fun fact: Chase Wright’s real first name is “Sebern”.

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

    Jeter and ARod talking? But… but… they hate each other!11!

    • Lanny

      keep your friends close but your enemies closer

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

        Heh, you’re back.

  • Charlie

    great inning

  • Infamous

    And the melk man delivers!!!!

  • Ivan

    Melky is doing his thang rite now.

  • AndrewYF

    Perkins was pitching pretty well for me. I started him because I start all my starters all the time. And to think, I just claimed first place in the RAB Fantasy League!

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

    How the heck did this guy shut us out last year?

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      We played like the team had swine flu ?

  • Charlie

    HOLY SHIT WE’RE FUCKIN ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!11

    • Lanny

      Don’t jinx it.

      • Mike Pop

        Lanny, Im happy.

        First time I seen you cheering for the team.

  • pat

    Was that Melky Cabrera going with a pitch? Be still my heart.

  • JobaWockeez

    WOW! We’re hitting in RISP, hitting them HR’s, I don’t care if Pettitte pitches bad we have a great offense today.

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

    You know what I like about this inning? You know damn well that Ron Gardenhire gave his team the ‘rah-rah’ speech, and they got all fired up after scoring a couple early runs. This multiple-run response by the Yankees just crushes their God damn spirits and I fucking love it.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      Definitely. They really have to be dejected now.

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

    R.A. Dickey!!

    The KNUCKLEBALLA is warming up!

    • Mike Pop

      Mr. Wild pitch.

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

    Heads-up play by Leche.

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

    I have no problem with what Gardner did yesterday because it took a great play from Mauer to get him out, it’s not like he was out by a lot.

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

      I thought it was an unnecessary risk. I appreciate the aggressive play, but you have to pick your spots a little more carefully.

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

        I see what you mean and I agree with it 99% of the time.

    • Charlie

      You’d be singin a different tune if we lost that game..

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

        Yeah, you’re right. I usually go against the stupid risk move.

    • GG

      but dont you like the odds of getting him in from third with one out and Robbie coming up??? I don’t think it matters what we think, b/c it appeared not to be a coach’s call, but rather Gardner’s decision made in the heat of extra innings.

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

        Yeah, I do like that more.

    • whozat

      I have a problem with it, because Brett Gardner can score on a pop up into the shallow OF. The play just wasn’t smart baseball. If Cash was up next, sure. But it was Cano and Jeter coming up next…you gotta believe that Robbie can slap it into left deep enough that Span can’t throw you out…that guy’s arm sucks. And, if not, then Jeter can take a shot.

      All it required was for Mauer to look towards third, see Gardner coming around, and not throw. Hell, he didn’t even do that…he thought about throwing, then chose not to, and THEN saw Gardner coming around and tagged him out.

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

        slap it into left deep enough that Span can’t throw you out…that guy’s arm sucks

        Well, if he throws Frankie out instead, it’s still 2 outs, man on third. Cano would’ve needed a hit to score BG.

        • Mike Pop

          Ya, but Frankie wasn’t getting thrown out. That is why Mauer turned back, he knew he wasn’t getting Cisco.

          I don’t mind the risk at all though.

        • whozat

          Yeah…but he got to the ball too late to try to throw Cervelli out.

          If you’re suggesting that Gardner decided he was going for home without knowing where the ball was, that’s worse. If he’s going to ignore the signs from the 3B coach, he’d better know where the ball is.

    • Chef

      I’m with Matt on this one… Playing aggressive by definition means you backfire sometimes.

      He did “pick his spot”… And it didn’t work out. I’m fine with it.

  • e millw

    I’d like to see the 20 something runs the Yankees need to have more runs for than runs against

  • AndrewYF

    Okay, take out Perkins. My fantasy team can take 5 runs in 0.1 innings, but I don’t know about double digits.

  • Charlie

    cervelli is licking his lips looking at that 88 mph “fastball”

  • AndrewYF

    What’s awesome also is that the Yankees get to start at the top of the lineup again next inning.

  • A.D.

    Bizzaro hit

  • pat

    OMG that was like a fucking pinball machine.

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

    Ramiro PEÑA!

    YES! HORNBERGER!

    • whozat

      …Hornberger???

      I thought “bangwagon” was obscure…

  • Mike Pop

    Heh, on fire.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Wow. Just wow.

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

    Glen Perkins: “Fuck my life.”

  • Chef

    LOLOL!!!

    If I’m a Twins fan, my keyboard is in pieces…

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

    Look at Perkins. Just play the sad Charlie Brown music over that scene of him walking back to the dugout, Arrested Development-style.

    • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

      Can’t wait for the AD movie

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

    It’s been a while since we’ve seen A-Rod hit two homers in one inning. We’re due.

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

      I was at Shea when he had the 10 RBI game vs. the Angels. One of my friends I was with (also a Yankee fan) were more intent on watching the scoreboard for what A-Rod was doing than the Pedro/Smoltz matchup on the field.

  • pat

    Is this what stat heads call a progression to mean?

  • pat

    RA dickey;stepping into the path of a runaway freight train.

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

    Fun fact: RA Dickey doesn’t had a UCL in his elbow.

    • whozat

      Freaks of nature FTW.

    • Mike Pop

      He also has thrown 4 wild pitches in one inning.

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

        Who does he think he is, Rick Ankiel?!

        • GG

          ietc

  • Alex S

    pour it on!

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

    I like this two-hits-in-one-inning thing.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Damon coming up to “Handlebars” by the Flobots. Money song.

    • pat

      Agreed. Love that whole album.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I’m with ya.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Yes….by all means bring in a knuckleballer! This is so cool.

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

    “We’ve replaced the starting pitcher with a RA Dickey, a knuckleball specialist. Let’s see if Joe Mauer notices.”

    • whozat

      IETC

  • Charlie

    it really bothers me that on gameday when you click on the pitcher’s name it shows opponents batting stats rather than innings pitched and k’s

    • Cor Shep

      I’ve always wondering this.. I just don’t get it

  • thurdonpaul

    wow, that was an enjoyable half inning :)

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

      IETHI? IET(1/2)?

      • whozat

         IETI
               
          2

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

    Can we play the Twins at home for the rest of the year?

    They should be renamed “The Washington Generals” when they play us.

    Extra points to anyone who gets that reference.

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

      I get it, though I’ve never actually been to a Globetrotters game.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Somebody throw a bucket of confetti in Gardenhire’s face.

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

      You’re not setting the bar real high there, Steve.

      When can we expect the bucket full of confetti?

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

        Hey, there’s a lot of things I think are easy that people don’t get, so I try to double check here and there. I thought it was a bit of a dated reference.

        BTW-I bet there’s 20 people on this board right now who didn’t know the answer, or had to Google it.

        • whozat

          Damn kids, with their music, and their twittering.

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

            GET OFF MY LAWN!

    • Mike Pop

      Heh, how can you not get that reference.

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

    Nice range, Robbie.

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

      Love it.

  • Charlie

    You can’t hit carlos gomez… he can’t hit the ball and he’s fast as hell

  • A.D.

    Goddamn Punto

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

    Heh, Gardenhire is going to try and smallball his way back from a four-run deficit.

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

      It’s the right way!

      • A.D.

        But its the Twins way, just like Cuddyer taking his pre-calc test while getting drafted!!!!!

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

          Hey, I actually found that story pretty cool.

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

    Cano! He’s with leather!

  • A.D.

    Nice backhand flip

  • e mills

    Cano diving??? I like it

  • Mike Pop

    Is Andy trying to pitch to the score? Like good pitchers do….

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

      IETC.

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

      Someone on BBTN was saying that Santana had a good start vs. the Giants the other night because he was pitching to the score.

      • Mike Pop

        Wouldn’t put it past Kruk. A pitcher not named Joba Chamberlain has a game like that and it’s solid. Joba pitches to the score of a 1 run game into the 6th inning and it’s “he gave em nothing”.

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

          It was either Eduardo Perez or Orestes Destrada.

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

    Delmon Young, Kenny, Delmon Young.

    • Drew

      lol, at least he corrected himself…

  • A.D.

    Ahh ’07 defensive Robbie

  • pat

    Cervelli looks like he wants to fight carlos gomez.

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

      He was basically in a three point stance waiting for the other team to hike the ball there.

  • Drew

    I love how he now accentuates the “Harris” now. Kenny is the man.

    • Drew

      one too many nows

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    This is where Andy misses Jorge. He’d like to have Po put the signs down and just cruise.

    • pat

      I agree with this statement.

    • whozat

      But, wait!!!! Jorge calls a terrible game!!!

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

    I fucking love that Robinson Cano is always smiling.

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

      Jorge Posada takes offense to that. This is serious business.

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

      Those Dominicans. They’re always so pleased with themselves.

      • Ivan

        That’s why met fans want Jose Reyes traded.

    • Ivan

      has one of those smiles that tells ya he gets laid everyday. Magic Johnson had them smiles too.

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

        Heh, kinda the wrong dude to pick, no?

        • Ivan

          Yea I know.

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

    Mike, I don’t think they’ll DFA Angel Berroa for situations just like today: when ARod DH’s, they want to be able to PH for Ramiro Pena.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Oh look at that young Mo!! He needs to be enshrined with a statue in front of the stadium.

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

      No, he just needs to have a cathedral built to him in every major city in America.

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

    Man stupid knuckleballer.

    I miss Perkins =P

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

    Heh, I’m loving that .200 IsoD from ARod.

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

      Swisher, too. Just wish he’d break out. Come on, Nick!

  • Mike Pop

    Man, YES loves Mauer & Morneau being the M&M boys.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      They LOVE nicknames way too much.

      Generation Tre, and they had a nickname for Cano & Cabrera but I forget what it was.

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

    Swish has a .174 BABIP in May.

    • A.D.

      ouch.

  • Axl

    Think we’ll ever break “Cy” Dickey? lol

    • whozat

      It’s been TWO whole innings!!! Unacceptable! For $200 million, they should be able to score at will on any pitcher not named Johan Santana…him, they should have traded for no matter what it took.

      • Axl

        Precisely! Now we’re talkin’!

  • Mike Pop

    McMahon’s statement is great.

    http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_.....or_game_4/

    • pat

      Hahah Vince is the man.

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

        The Denver Nuggets don’t have the GRAPEFRUITS to schedule Game 4 at the Pepsi Center!!

        *does Mr. McMahon strut*

    • Drew

      That is good..

  • Axl

    Mauer have a better chance joining the Red Sox or Yankees do you think? Or maybe re-signing?

    • Mike Pop

      60% – re-signing
      25% – Red Sox
      15% – Yankees

    • Ivan

      I’ll think he resign with the Twins if not, then I can certainly see him going to the Sox.

    • JobaWockeez

      Higher chance he’ll stay with the Twins.
      If not more chance on the Red Sox because they’ll full out get him though it isn’t a scret.
      Unless they prevail in getting Victor Martinez from the Indians and right now they are talking about it. Very unlikely it happens however.

      • Axl

        Really? Victor Martinez? For who? More David Murphy’s and Kason Gabbards?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Kansas City.

    • whozat

      I’m hoping he stays with the Twins.

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

    *61 was an awesome movie. Does anyone have any baseball movie recommendations? Preferably Yankees related?

    • Ivan

      Pride of The Yankees?

      • Mike Pop

        The Scout……..

      • Axl

        Only bad thing about Pride of the Yankees is Gary Cooper is like 40+ yrs old and they show him in college with all these other 40+ yr olds…it’s kind of ridiculous…but oh well

    • Axl

      “Pride of the Yankees”…very old but very good…so old Babe Ruth is actually in it as himself

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Bang the Drum Slowly (kind of)

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

      What’s the one where that guy is an old pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and he ends up throwing a perfect game (or close to it)?

      • Mike Pop

        For the Love of the Game?

  • A.D.

    I will be happy for Morneau to get out of here.

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

      Agreed. Mauer too.

  • Ivan

    So I guess Rickie Weeks will neva have that breakout year that fans like us thought he might have uh.

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

      It’s a shame. He was really going, too

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

    I’m a little late on this, but here’s my contribution to the Jorge “Baseball = SERIOUS BUSINESS” theme.

    I give you: http://i40.tinypic.com/ra41fs.jpg

    • Mike Pop

      HEre comes Matt ACTY/BB linking his comment…..

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

      Very, very nice.

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

      PS I made it myself.

  • BronxBomber44

    Mauer has never hit more than 13 HR’s in a season, only more than 10 once… and they just compared him to Mantle/Maris. Come on Kenny, you aren’t Kay.

    • Axl

      Doesn’t matter, he’ll join the Red Sox and hit 50+…just what happens…

      • BronxBomber44

        True – when is he elgible for FA, will Minn. ever let him go? I’d pay all I have if I were them.

        • whozat

          After 2010, I think.

    • Drew

      lol. Except the minor detail in which Kenny said they aren’t quite the M&M boys. An understatement, but what do you want him to say? These two ain’t got shit on Mick and Rog!

  • Quikksand

    What a game so far

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

      A 6-2 lead after the first, and we get to watch a knuckleballer on national television.

      Today is a special day.

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

    Shit, I forgot 24 is showing it’s 2-hour season finale. Should I wait ’till tomorrow to watch it on Hulu, or watch it tonight even though I missed 1/8 of it?

    • Axl

      Read a book instead…

  • Chris B

    Does anyone know who the people they keep showing over the left field wall are?

    • Mike Pop

      Royalty

  • Pingback: Yanks break out brooms for the first time in 09* | River Avenue Blues