May
18

Game 38 Spillover Thread

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  1. Axl says:

    I’m in Accounting night class right now…BLAH

  2. Mike Pop says:

    Crushed that.

  3. Damn Cuddyer CRUSHED that pitch.

  4. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Shiiiiiiit

  5. Drew says:

    Get this man some HGH!!1! Stat!!!

  6. Jamal G. says:

    Why is Punto sliding on every close play at first? God damn fool.

  7. Jamal G. says:

    Eat it, jackass.

  8. Doug says:

    SIT DOWN NICK PUNTO.

  9. e mills says:

    Pena…wow

  10. Mike Axisa says:

    I thought the Yanks weren’t allowed to play defense?

  11. The Artist says:

    The Yanks are old and brittle.

  12. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Holy crap we’re playing some D. I am falling in love with Pena in the infield.

  13. pat says:

    Holy shit, defense.

  14. Mike Pop says:

    Pfft, Mike Lowell makes that play while drinking espresso.

  15. Dirt says:

    What a terrible defensive inning, it’s really a problem with these aging Yankee teams…

  16. Jamal G. says:

    Mierda! What a play.

  17. dkidd says:

    how good is our team right now?

  18. Doug says:

    wtf Steve Phillips gets his own BBTN commercial?

    Nobody wants to be in the same commercial as Steve Phillips.

  19. Axl says:

    On Gameday it says “Denard Span grounds out ‘softly’ to Ramiro Pena”. How good could it have been then? lol

  20. Doug says:

    Chris Berman comparing Cervelli to John Belushi. Heh.

  21. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Let’s tack some on here.

  22. Stephen says:

    UGGGGH Chris Berman and Orel Hersheiser are HORRIBLE. Why is Berman calling ANY games?

    • Doug says:

      Have you considered the Miller/Morgan/Phillips three-headed monster alternative? This is mostly harmless.

      • Morgan occasionally says something halfway intelligent, Berman adds absolutely nothing to the analysis of any game.

        • The Artist says:

          Morgan is good when he takes you inside the game. Puts you in the shoes of the hitter/fielder and shows you the little things that go on at the big league level.

          But if you want him to be up on your team and know what he’s talking about, that’s just not happening. That doesn;t bother me though. I dont expect national guys to know my team like I do. They can’t be expected to watch every team every day, so I don’t let those off base statements he makes bother me. Just call a good game and don’t intrude too much like McCarver and I’ll be happy.

          I actually take the OPPOSITE approach. When any national broadcaster actually gets some detail about my team RIGHT, I consider it to be gravy.

      • Stephen says:

        Yea, he’s terrible and thinks he’s hilarious and is excruciating to listen to.

  23. Dude, I thought Cervelli was a mendoza line hitter in AA?

  24. pat says:

    HAHAHAHA the sawx aren’t even mentioned in the Toyota text poll.

  25. John says:

    How many Web-gems does Pena have? How many should he have?

  26. Jamal G. says:

    If Ron Washington had a brain, then it should be Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler for that Rangers option.

  27. Ivan says:

    Best 3 and 4 hitters in the AL has to be Tex and A-Rod no?

  28. Jamal G. says:

    Thanks, Cap’n.

  29. Dirt says:

    Should be hitting 9th to avoid those DPs

  30. Damnit Jeter

    (this is why he’s batting lead off btw, because he likes to do that)

  31. Ivan says:

    Jeter decided it was too long for him not to hit in a DP.

    • A.D. says:

      The 9 hole hitter had been an automatic out, so Jeter hasn’t had his normal opportunities.

  32. Drew says:

    Poor Giambino… hittin .204

  33. What Maddon did yesterday is not nearly as bad as allowing Howell to hit in the WS.

  34. Moshe Mandel says:

    I think Pena might be on this team for a long time. The Yankees have not had a glove like that off the bench in a while. With an aging left side of the infield, he is a good fit.

    • Mike Pop says:

      Noooooo!

      This team should have Jose Reyes on the bench.

      • Doug says:

        THE YANKEES HAD ALL-WORLD HALL OF FAME ALL-STARS ON THE BENCH BUT CASHMAN SUCKS AND IS TERRIBLE AND CAN’T EVEN SIGN A SINGLE ALL-STAR TO SIT ON THE BENCH LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS, NO STEROIDS WERE INVOLVED LEAVE THE MEMORIES ALONE

    • The Artist says:

      I L-O-V-E Cervelli as the backup catcher. The prevailing thought on Frankie is that the glove is there, the bat isn’t. That’s fine for a MLB backup.

      Plus he adds roster flexibility because of his speed at his position, which is rare. Think about it, you could pinch run him for Posada late in games AND then put him in for defensive purposes. No burning two bench players late in games, no need for a 3rd catcher. That’s a nice little edge for a manager to have.

      • A.D. says:

        Cervelli has definitely done about all he can to win the back-up spot for next year.

  35. Doug says:

    LOL Orel Hershiser is not impressed by Berman’s humor.

  36. Jamal G. says:

    David Cone: “Did you see the sun come up?”

    Ken Singleton: “Yeah.”

    Cone: “Heh, so did me and Boomer.”

    Awesome.

  37. A.D. says:

    Man Weeks finally puts it together and bam

  38. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Yes please bunt Joe Mauer.

  39. Jamal G. says:

    OMG, please, please do that shit again.

  40. Seriously, Joe? Come on, you’re better than that.

  41. Doug says:

    Mauer flashing that warning track power

  42. Moshe Mandel says:

    The camera work by YES there was awful. I thought it was a HR the way they filmed that.

  43. Mike Pop says:

    Jeez – la – weez

  44. A.D. says:

    Morneau is locked in.

  45. A.D. says:

    I would have thought go for DP, but I get the safe play.

  46. Jamal G. says:

    Uh, why not go for two? Instinct took over?

  47. Moshe Mandel says:

    They are tattooing Andy. 9 hits in 4.2 so far. Hopefully he can limit the damage.

  48. Jamal G. says:

    OK, we kinda need some insurance runs, I’m not liking Pettitte’s luck past the sixth inning.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Agreed. I don’t think Mo’s available tonight, and even if he is, it would be nice to give the guy a day off. He’s pitched in what, 5 of the last 6?

  49. Drew says:

    Andy only 80 pitches. I don’t know if I’m happy he’s back for next inning or not. He’s awfully scary today.

  50. Moshe Mandel says:

    You think we see some people pitch for their jobs tonight with Bruney coming back?

    • Drew says:

      I doubt it. Who are you talking about? Edwar? We obviously don’t want to release/dump Veras, rightfully so btw.

      • The Artist says:

        I think they’ll take the safest route and send down somebody with options, like Alby.

        But if they’re going to DFA someone, my guess is Veras. And I won’t miss him one bit, golden arm or not.

        • Drew says:

          Hey, I hate Veras, it just sucks we can’t send him down. I do agree with you though.

          • The Artist says:

            You could make the argument that the MLB team is better off with Alby than it is with Veras right now. But to lose a player completely opens you up to getting caught with your pants down if someone gets hurt. So I think they’ll demote someone w/options, either Alby or Edwar.

            • Mike Axisa says:

              Albaladejo has a 0.00 ERA this month and has allowed just one inherited runner to score. Why is there talk of sending him down?

              • The Artist says:

                Just looking at players with options and ways to not lose Veras. I think Tomko has to be on the MLB roster after May or we lose him as well. Aceves is too valuable to send down.

                Who’s your suggestion, Edwar? I can live w/that.

              • Drew says:

                Trying to make room for Brune.

      • whozat says:

        Rightfully? Really? Would it be that hard to find another guy who throws hard but can’t throw strikes? Kevin Whelan can do that.

        • Drew says:

          Nah, like I told the artist, I hate Veras, but 94-95 with a sick slider is hard to come by. He’s Bruney before he came to NY. We can only hope it clicks for him like it did for Bruney. Releasing him is too risky.

  51. handtius says:

    Better 3, 4:

    Tex, A-lex

    or

    Mauer, Morneau

    (when fully healthy)

  52. No one is in the Audi club.

  53. BklynJT says:

    I love how the zoom into the empty Audi’s club when ever they promote it.

  54. Doug says:

    Chris Berman flashing some proper French pronounciation.

    “I wish baseball had stayed in Montréal.”

    I bet you do, Chris, that’d be twice the opportunities to call games in Canada and have an opportunity to pick up some deux deux deuxs.

  55. Doug says:

    Pasta diving Peña?

  56. Doug says:

    Nick Punto, bunt FAIL.

  57. Jamal G. says:

    Nick Punto makes things happen.

  58. BklynJT says:

    Keep bunting Punto

  59. Doug says:

    Pasta jumping Jeter?

  60. BklynJT says:

    Jeter was off by 5 feet.

  61. Jeter’s gotta go back on that.

    11 hits in 5 2/3. Awesome.

  62. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    What a crap run.

  63. Will says:

    I would like some insurance runs just to feel a little safer.

    Too greedy?

  64. Ed says:

    That was an odd looking jump. Really too bad the pick off didn’t work. Inching back in, we need some runs.

  65. BklynJT says:

    This feels like its going to be a stressful game.

  66. Lorenzo says:

    the wins aren’t going down with out a fight. I think the offense comes through here to re establish the momemntum

  67. yankees=warriors says:

    We’d better score another one soon, I’m getting worried…

  68. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, remember when Luis Ayala was attempting to close out games for the 2008 Mets during the stretch run? Good times, good times.

  69. pat says:

    WTF where was cuddyer playing?

  70. yankees=warriors says:

    Something brewing here!

  71. pat says:

    Frankie I’m loving you right now bro.

  72. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice bunt by Cervelli. I can live with that one.

  73. The Artist says:

    I think we’ve bunted successfully more times in this series than we did all of last year.

  74. dkidd says:

    derek owes andy 1 run

  75. Will says:

    remember that empty feeling you got when the bottom of the order would come up?

    it’s slowly starting to fade…
    (knock on wood)

  76. Ed says:

    Gotta capitalize on this.

  77. jonathan says:

    I think that slump can offically be spelled S-W-I-S-H-E-R

  78. Jamal G. says:

    Horrible call. In the damn LH batter’s box.

  79. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Awful call. What is the deal with the umps this year.

  80. Doug says:

    Oh. man. That foul.

  81. Yankee1010 says:

    Strike 3 to Jeter would have hit Damon. Great stuff there, Hirschbeck.

  82. Off topic, but I thought of you guys this past weekend. I was working at an NCAA Softball Regional, and in a three-game series there must have been about 10 sac bunts between the two teams.

    In softball, runs are at such a premium, its automatic. You get on, next one bunts, no matter the position in the lineup or anything.

    Three hole, four hole hitter, you are laying it down. I kept thinking to myself, “Man, the RAB crowd would have a heart attack here. They are giving away outs left and right!”

  83. yankees=warriors says:

    Terrible…

  84. Jamal G. says:

    I hate human HP umpires.

  85. dkidd says:

    who pitches the 7th?

  86. Will says:

    ugh

  87. Looks like me playing MLB The Show 09. Leaving LOBs everywhere.

  88. Ed says:

    With the twins scoring in the top of that inning, putting one on the board in the bottom would have been huge. Too bad.

  89. JGS says:

    wow, Jeter and Damon both got hosed there

  90. Conan says:

    The Yanks are going to blow this game. They took the night off after the first inning and are letting the bullpen scrubs mow them down.

  91. Yankee1010 says:

    Interesting zone, Hirschbeck. Why be confined by the width of the plate?

  92. Will (the other one) says:

    ugh

  93. Pasqua says:

    Hirschbeck is in love with his punch-out call. He isn’t even watching the pitches all the way to the glove.

  94. MLB. Must. Do. Something. About. The. Umpiring.

    • Drew says:

      Amen brother. I’d prefer fuckin sharks with laser beams.

    • Pasqua says:

      The funny thing is, this is the first year that Questech (or whatver it’s called now) is in every ballpark. Doesn’t seem to be working very well. No sense of a zone from anybody. I don’t expect all zones to be the same, but at least keep it consistent during a single game

  95. I can has a standardized, well-enforced strike zone?

  96. Jesus Titty Fucking Christ.

  97. Mike Axisa says:

    That was a crazy good piece of hitting by Morneau.

  98. The Artist says:

    Fuckin Morneau is wearing us out.

    If he’s signed till 2013, then lets just buy the Twins and be done with it.

  99. Conan says:

    Does Andy face Cuddyer?

  100. Edwar or Veras…….not the best choices, but that’s what they have.

  101. Will says:

    Is Bruney available?

  102. pat says:

    Cmon Andy its gut check time baby.

  103. Huge punchout there. One more to go Andy.

  104. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Don’t do it Kubel.

  105. dkidd says:

    come on andy!

  106. Drew says:

    Not Veras!!!!! WHyyyyyyyyy

  107. Yankee1010 says:

    Pettitte right now is thinking, Jesus, you’re going to bring in Veras? Joe, why don’t I just put the ball on a tee while I walk off the mound?

    Joe would respond with, actually, Andy, Jose will probably walk the first guy and THEN give up the bomb.

  108. This really wasn’t a great start by Andy; definitely doesn’t warrant the standing o.

  109. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Veras = booze time

  110. Moshe Mandel says:

    That’s just one out short of a good outing there.

  111. RunnerS122 says:

    Well, Veras is needed to give up the lead so the new policy of walk-off only can be used.

  112. yankees=warriors says:

    Veras is up every day (though he didn’t come in yesterday).
    Can’t understand Girardi’s obsession with him!

  113. ShawnT says:

    Hey if Veras blows it maybe we got another shot at a walk off

  114. V says:

    Ugh, Kenny? Allowing 3 baserunners and getting an out, and letting the next guy clean up your mess is TECHNICALLY a scoreless appearance… but…

  115. yankees=warriors says:

    Great, another walk I guess.

  116. dkidd says:

    please throw strikes. please

  117. Drew says:

    lol at 2-0, what else can I do but laugh?

  118. Doug says:

    THROW A STRIKE GODDAMNIT

  119. V says:

    THROW STRIKES YOU FUCKING WASTE OF FLESH!

  120. Cor Shep says:

    When some out out “indefinitely” with an injury, what does that mean?

    ugh veras

  121. I need a drink. Really really badly.

  122. A.D. says:

    Good old Veras throwing balls.

  123. pat says:

    TEH AWESOMENESS

  124. Drew says:

    Veras fucking sucks

  125. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Shocker.

  126. Yankee1010 says:

    Did Veras walk the 1st guy he faced? There’s no way he did that, right? Not Veras. He never does that.

  127. Infamous says:

    DFA him please

  128. Will says:

    I seriously hate veras with a passion.

  129. V says:

    If I were the manager, and a reliever walked the first guy he faced, I’d immediately pull him, and make him run a lap around the field to the crowd’s boos.

  130. Drew says:

    What the fuck is Eiland going to say to him. Veras will say fuck you Gringo.

  131. Mike Axisa says:

    Okay, we get that you don’t like Veras, but does everyone really need to turn into a whiny little bitch whenever he comes into a game? It’s getting old.

    • Jersey says:

      Thank you.

    • Drew says:

      Sorry dude, I don’t like losing games. I have 0 confidence in Veras. Maybe it’s my bad, but I’m no pessimist.

    • Jamal G. says:

      +8293681853691249708329748629317081397286203715.2

    • Yankee1010 says:

      If he threw strikes, he would go a long way to solving the problem. And he’s not going to do it.

      • Yankee1010 says:

        Plus, Girardi has an irrational love affair with Veras. I don’t think there is anything wrong with hating Veras and it’s only made worse by Girardi going to him in way too many spots where it’s bound to blow up.

    • Doug says:

      Going to school in Michigan, I don’t get to watch Yankees games on TV often.

      So when I do, and I see Veras come in and promptly serve up 5-pitch walk to load the bases isn’t the most soothing experience.

    • V says:

      Yes. We do. Sorry.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

      I cry like a woman.

    • OmgZombies says:

      I enjoy it actually. Its quite funny…

    • Drew says:

      BTW, did you think he wouldn’t walk someone? Did you think he’d get the job done? Hoping and expecting are two different things.

      • Yankee1010 says:

        Not even his mother thought he would get the job done. And Gomez swinging at the 1st pitch after a 5 pitch walk certainly made it easier.

  132. yankees=warriors says:

    Thank GOD!!!

  133. Doug says:

    Jose Veras: Blind squirrel, nut, etc.

  134. Veras lives to see another day.

  135. Conan says:

    Does Veras remind anyone of another fine fellow named Kyle Farnsworth?

  136. pat says:

    JOSE WE ALL BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!!! DON”T LISTEN TO THE PREVIOUS 75 COMMENTS

  137. Ed says:

    Veras, I knew he had em all the way.

  138. Will says:

    thank mo

  139. Jamal G. says:

    Not for nothing, but Carlos Gomez is one stupid fuck. Swinging at the first pitch after a five-pitch walk? Really, asshole?

  140. BigBlueAL says:

    Gomez should be benched for swinging at the 1st pitch like that. But hey I aint complaining!!

  141. Will (the other one) says:

    Hell YES. That’ll do.

  142. Pasqua says:

    I guess that was a “show me what you’re made of” call by Girardi. That’s all I can figure. If that’s the case, while I’m glad Veras got out of it, I can’t help but hope that Joe doesn’t take too much out of it. The last thing we need is growing confidence in Veras by the mgr.

  143. The Artist says:

    Anybody have a Blackberry Storm? Or Verizon cell phone service?

    I’m thinking of getting one. Actually, two. Verizon is running a 2-1 deal selling the phone(s) for $199 with a 2 year plan. I’m using a gazillion year old Blackberry, so anything is an upgrade for me. Mainly want it for phone calls, check e-mail and web browsing.

  144. dkidd says:

    how many days until bruney?

  145. Dave says:

    Quick trade Veras now while his value is high

  146. Oh that gritty Scott Podsednik.

  147. E-ROC says:

    Sweet Mo, that was awesome!

  148. BigBlueAL says:

    Damn Tex!!!!

  149. Infamous says:

    Back to BAck again?

  150. yankees=warriors says:

    Nice, guess it’s safe to say Tex is REALLY back!

  151. Drew says:

    needed that.

  152. A.D. says:

    BOOM

  153. Roger says:

    Why would he bring him in with runners on?

  154. Doug says:

    MONSTER JAM!

    HE’S ON FIRE

  155. The Artist says:

    WOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    BOTH SIDES OF THE PLATE!

  156. Conan says:

    Thank you, Tex. And Tex should thank ARod. Completely different hitter.

  157. Dave says:

    Band box.

  158. Jamal G. says:

    … And “BOOM” goes the dynamite.

  159. dkidd says:

    god help the american league when a-rod heats up

  160. Will says:

    a Tex Message!

  161. Lorenzo says:

    Much needed

  162. Will says:

    now A-Rod can go back to back again so John Kruk has to suffer through yankee highlights tonight.

  163. Jamal G. says:

    This ump is abhorrent.

  164. Are you kidding me, Hirshbeck? That second strike was definitely inside.

  165. V says:

    Well, there goes any chance of buying low on Teix ;-)

  166. Drew says:

    Mike A., when Veras comes in, or when Farnsy came in, what were you expecting, greatness? Let’s be reasonable. There is a reason why many of us cringe when Veras comes in.

  167. Second time tonight Swisher’s hit a freakin’ rocket right at someone.

  168. Infamous says:

    Swisher hitting it hard, but can’t buy a hit

  169. BigBlueAL says:

    Singleton is too modest. The man was a helluva hitter.

  170. Dave says:

    ah swish cant catch a break he laced that one

  171. Jamal G. says:

    Nick is getting some good swings in.

  172. Will says:

    i may bench swish on my fantasy team. not really producing.

  173. Lorenzo says:

    How many HR’s for Tex this year??

    I think more than 35 for sure possibly 40

  174. thurdonpaul says:

    i called for a sweep of the homestand

  175. Tank the Frank (formerly just "Frank") says:

    Swish is getting no love right now. I’m encouraged though b/c he seems to be swinging better and making better contact…instead of just whiffing.