Game 38 Spillover Thread II


How about some more tack on runs?

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  1. pat says:

    Oh come on, they’re doing the drive of the game in the 7th?

  2. Yo, fuck Trumbull.

  3. Drew says:

    lol. So who’s hoping to see Veras again next inning! C’mon Mike.

  4. Lorenzo says:

    I think they give out game awards way too early. Shouldn’t they give them out after the game?

  5. “Melky Cabrera” and “.320″ are not something you expect to see in the same sentence.

  6. Ed says:

    Last year melkey swings at that.

  7. Doug says:

    Narsty changeup.

  8. Mike Axisa says:

    That was a pretty sick changeup to K Melky.

  9. Moshe Mandel says:

    I have to say that 4 weeks ago, Melky would have struck out on that high ball 3. I know he struck out anyhow, but his approach is much better.

    • Yankee1010 says:

      Yep, he’s been having much better at-bats all year. That’s what is making me believe that he’ll actually be able to stay pretty damn valuable.

  10. dkidd says:

    last year, melky would have struck out 1 pitch sooner

  11. Drew says:

    I’m starting to see less negativity towards the Melkster on this blog. Me likes.

  12. MattG says:

    I am really disappointed to have missed out on the Sterling bashing today. I was just commenting on this when, after Rodriguez ended the game over the weekend with a home run, Sterling worked in 4 or 5 catch phrases in a row, while totally disregarding everything on the field. Rodriguez did not smile into the dugout, or launch his helmet into the air, or get greeted by Swisher 10 feet before home plate. There was no celebration, no pie in the face.

    There was an A-bomb from A-rod. Yankees win. Theeeeeee Yankees win.

    I threw up. Iiiiiiiii threw up.

  13. Drew says:

    E-Ram time.

  14. So, question, should this score hold (I know it’s a gamble getting through this inning), does Mo pitch the 9th?

  15. BigBlueAL says:

    Jesus Christ 17 hits and 14 walks in 16 innings. Ouch.

  16. Edwar goes down when Bruney’s back since he still has an option, right?

  17. manimal says:

    Lanky Edwar Ramirez

  18. dkidd says:

    we’ve been pitching nick punto like he’s babe ruth

  19. e mills says:

    Coke in the 9th? Have to be I would guess unless there’s a jam in this inning

  20. Man I miss having a bullpen. Seven runs should be enough to win you a game no matter what.

  21. yankees=warriors says:

    Why is he so hard to put away?

  22. Moshe Mandel says:

    Edwar scares me more than Veras. Veras has no idea where it is going, but that makes it difficult on hitters as well. When he stinks, I feel like it moves slowly enough for the Yanks to get him out of there. Edwar, on the other hand, has hitters just sitting on his stuff. If they are wrong, he K’s them, but if they are right, things get ugly in a hurry.

  23. Tony says:

    These announcers are fatigued. Call to the bullpen.

  24. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, I love Keith Law:

    Hearing that Jason Kendall has 2000 career hits sort of puts that milestone in perspective, doesn’t it? As in, “It’s not that special.”

  25. V says:

    Wow. He golfed that.

    And he’s not very good.

  26. NJY says:

    coors field east

  27. BigBlueAL says:

    You know you suck when you give up a HR to Denard Span.

  28. Ivan says:

    That was a yankee stadium homerun folks.

  29. yankees=warriors says:

    There goes Tex’s insurance run.

  30. pat says:

    Ugh, that was like a chip shot.

  31. The Artist says:

    Make that 6 HRs.

    Denard Span? I mean, please.

  32. dkidd says:

    help me obi wan bruney, you’re my only hope

  33. handtius says:


  34. Conan says:

    7-5 and M & M boys still coming to bat…getting that queasy feeling again. Damn, these Twins are annoying.

  35. I really don’t want Rivera to be in this game.

  36. Yankee1010 says:

    Veras and Edwar bring balls and HRs to the party. Lots of fun.

  37. A.D. says:

    Where are the glasses for Edwar???

  38. V says:

    Ugh, Swisher didn’t play that well. He wouldn’t have caught it anyway, but he’s not looking good in RF lately.

  39. E-ROC says:

    Meh, good hitting by Spann. That ball was way down and he golfed it just barely over the fence.

  40. Dave says:

    I think id prefer to not see morneau against edwar.

  41. Dorian says:

    Uh Oh have a Coke and a frown

  42. Ed says:

    This is a big out. Break up M+M for the 9th.

  43. Tony says:


    The bullpen has surrendered one run, and Bruney wouldn’t be pitching right now.


  44. BigBlueAL says:

    They really shouldnt use Mo tonight. Pitched 1 inning Thurs, 2 innings Saturday plus another inning yesterday.

  45. Drew says:

    I hear Boomer and Orel are going at it. Anyone privy to this?

    • Doug says:

      Oh yeah. Orel is completely no-selling Boomer’s wordplay.

      They also had a big “agree to disagree” moment over likely future 300-game winners.

      You could cut the lack of chemistry with a knife.

  46. V says:

    Girardi’s letting Edwar pitch to Mauer?

    Phil Coke WHO?

  47. BigBlueAL says:

    Edwar is still pitching to Mauer because……..

  48. A.D. says:


  49. Will says:


  50. That was quite possibly the worst thing that could happen.

  51. pat says:

    Justin Morneau, killer of dreams.

  52. Will says:


  53. Dear Edwar:

    Enjoy scenic Scranton, PA.

  54. BigBlueAL says:

    Edwar, pack your bags for Scranton.

  55. Conan says:

    Another gutless outing from Ramirez.

  56. V says:

    A batter too late.

  57. Dave says:

    Wow. Well the odds are against Morneau 5 for 5 right? law of averages, right?

  58. E-ROC says:

    What was Girardi waiting for?

  59. yankees=warriors says:

    This is not especially promising.
    I trust Coke in any other spot, but Morneau has homered off him the 2 times he’s faced him.

  60. Ivan says:

    By the way guys, I got fired friday. It was a shitty job and the boss was an absollute bitch but still, when ya get fired that shit hurts.

  61. Yankee1010 says:

    Does Edwar stop and pick up his stuff before heading to the Scranton shuttle?

    I’m not sure who is pitching worse now, Edwar or Veras, but Edwar will certainly be heading down because of the option.

  62. D-Roc says:

    ya tie game, the big canadian will go deep

  63. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, Morneau really wants to tie this up.

  64. BigBlueAL says:

    Mourneau looking for a slider the past 2 pitches.

  65. The Artist says:

    *Crosses fingers*

  66. Dave says:

    wow Coke is focused

  67. e mills says:

    let’s go

  68. yankees=warriors says:

    He did it!

  69. Doug says:


  70. BigBlueAL says:

    Stayed with the gas. Nice.

  71. Dorian says:


  72. Way to be, Phil!

    Let Coke finish the game?

  73. Ivan says:

    Coke blew past Justin M.

  74. Jamal G. says:

    Double-barreled fist pump by the Bombers’ battery? BUSH!!

  75. *breathes sigh of relief and puts drink down*

  76. E-ROC says:

    That’s exactly how Girardi drew it up.

  77. kunaldo says:

    what confuses me is how awful these guys have been after being awesome last year…i know relievers(aside from the elite) are volatile from year to year, but with this much deviation?? edwar looks like has a 2 seamer now which he just can’t control

    i just don’t get how these guys are STAYING god awful…not even improving a little

    • Pasqua says:

      For what it’s worth, Edwar was looking pretty heinous at the end of last year. His heinousness this year is not much of a surprise.

  78. Yankee1010 says:

    Oh, Phil, don’t let Aubrey catch you doing that.

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

    Here’s to Coke (+ hopefully Melancon), Bruney, and Mo. And to never having to see Edwar in a big spot again.

  80. Dave says:

    I hate emotion on the mound

    -Mike Francesa

  81. Ed says:

    3.7 hr per game this year at the new yankee stadium. 1.8 or so last year. Obviously, still early, and that number has come down over the last few weeks (tonight doesn’t help), but it is still a lot.

  82. GG says:

    Who is this phil coke? DELCARMAN COULD CLOSE IN TEH NL!!1!

  83. Dave says:

    I like coke for the 9th too

  84. Cone and Singleton w/the brownie points.

  85. Drew says:

    Bruney chillin in the pen!! what a good sight!!

  86. Dorian says:

    Teixera and A-Rod speaking but they hate each other right.

    • handtius says:

      they’re told when ever the camera turns on them so they can pretend to talk. then when the camera turns away, they go back to fist-a-cuffs.

  87. yankees=warriors says:

    Good AB for Pena.

  88. Ivan says:

    Is Pesky another word for Grit or gutty.

  89. Doug says:

    Orel’s a B-Jobber.


  90. Jamal G. says:

    Nick Punto makes things happen.

  91. V says:

    Ok, time for an elementary lesson in probability and statistics. Too many people seem to believe the ‘He’s due’ argument, or that the ‘Law of Averages’ implies that someone who’s 4-4 will make an out or someone batting .200 MUST go .400 for the next month because he’s a career .300 hitter.

    At bats are not perfectly independent, but it’s rather safe to say that someone being 4 for 4 does not make it LESS likely for them to get a hit in their 5th at bat.

    Also, there is no ‘Law of Averages’. Please read the following two links.

    You’re welcome.

  92. E-ROC says:

    Ugh. Orel Hershiser is a B-Jobber.

  93. Jamal G. says:

    What? Why no Matsui PH?

  94. BigBlueAL says:

    Another sac bunt coming up for Cervelli.

  95. pat says:

    I know it’s early but can we say the relative success of Pena and Cervelli as rookies can be largely attributed to being unheralded guys who came in under the radar with no pressure to perform? Or is it just too small of a sample size and we’re all falling in love with them too early?

    • Moshe Mandel says:

      I dont think most of us are falling in love with them too early, cause most of us know what they are- guys who probably aren’t going to hit much but will field the hell out of their positions. That is what we are seeing, and the fact that they dont look to be overwhelmed at the plate is just a plus. It is nice to see the Yankees are at least able to find some bench players for the future in their system.

    • Pasqua says:

      Sample size. .200 at Trenton don’t necessarily lie.

      • Zack says:

        in 58 ABS, last year in 73 he hit .315
        he’s neither, like most catchers he’s in that .250 range

      • Moshe Mandel says:

        If you want to use Cervelli’s 16 games at Trenton from this season to prove he is a .200 minor league hitter, why not look at the 21 games last season and conclude he is a .315 hitter? The .200 at AA is just as small a sample as his good sample here.

    • Too small for Cervelli, but I think we got a good idea about Peña.

  96. Bryan V says:

    Just came up in my Liveblog, and I’m not sure. Little help?

    What’s “oaktag”?

  97. yankees=warriors says:

    Ah, he didn’t really had to bunt. He hits well enough.

  98. Bruno says:

    I’m loving Pena. What he’s shown with the bat (if he can keep it up all year) is enough so far to give Cash & Co reason to “ask” Jeter to “voluntarily” move to LF next year.

  99. Dorian says:

    Why everyone keeps talking about Cervelli batting .190 I have no idear. The guy batted .313 in Trenton last year

  100. Pasqua says:

    Please don’t be one of those, “Let’s look back at all the Yankees’ missed opportunities” games. I HATE those games.

  101. DreDog says:

    I’ve liked Cervelli’s MLB tour this year.
    Do you think they send him to AA where he was .190, or to AAA?

  102. pat says:

    That was nice of the ump to walk the ball out after Cervelli took a foul tip off the junk.

  103. Ivan says:

    Come on Coke.

  104. Moshe Mandel says:

    C’mon, Phil. throw strikes.

  105. Ivan says:

    Can’t BB a dude who’s OBP% is less than .300

  106. dkidd says:

    come on phil!

  107. pat says:

    good, tie him up high and tight sets ujp the slider low and outside.

  108. V says:

    And… there goes the double play. UGh.

  109. Dorian says:


  110. V says:

    Wow, Teix with the glove.

  111. Moshe Mandel says:

    Cuddyer is the guy who scares me here.

  112. Yankee1010 says:

    Smooth play there by Teixeira.

  113. Ivan says:

    Man everytime I see Tex make plays like that, I say to myself, how many runs did the yanks lose with Giambi playing 1st.

  114. V says:

    One more out…

  115. Ed says:

    I love the glove on Tex. Not to often you see the pitcher barehand the toss from the 1bman.

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

    God I hate Carlos Gomez. Please let him make the final out.

  117. Mike Axisa says:

    Don’t walk Carlos Gomez, please.

  118. dkidd says:

    hate gomez

    please end this right here

  119. kunaldo says:

    CANNOT let gomez get on base…

  120. yankees=warriors says:

    One more strike, Coke!

  121. Ivan says:

    Take it home Coke.

  122. kunaldo says:


  123. E-ROC says:


  124. Ivan says:

    Tell me he did not BB Carlos Gomez

  125. Moshe Mandel says:

    Ugh, are you kidding?

  126. Pasqua says:

    Starting to think that Coke needs an adrenaline rush to put him over the top. He’s a different pitcher with nobody on base.

  127. V says:

    Don’t blow this…

  128. Yankee1010 says:

    Watching the pen walk so many guys is infuriating. Gomez, who could easily be on 2nd in a second, has no business walking.

  129. pat says:

    it’s alright boys keep the faith. Coke will deliver.

  130. Ivan says:

    Im not worried still.

  131. Ed says:

    Strikes please.

  132. A.D. says:

    How does he not get coke to chase something

  133. dkidd says:

    calm down phil

  134. D-Roc says:

    i think its safe to say phil coke can’t close in the nl

  135. yankees=warriors says:

    Man, Coke’s rattled…

  136. V says:

    Um, Jeter struck out on that pitch earlier.

  137. Eirias says:

    The hell? I leave for fifteen minutes and the Yankees are up by one run, in the 9th, and Mo is not pitching? Moreover, RAB isn’t assailing Girardi for it? What is this Bizarro-world?

  138. Ed says:

    Here we go!

  139. A.D. says:

    jeeez coke

  140. sweet says:

    he just wants to make sure there is another walk off

  141. Charlie says:

    where the fuck is mo????????

  142. yanks bullpen hold hold your breath says:

    I have a feeing that they’ll tie it up.

  143. BigBlueAL says:

    Problem is with the lefty mashers up soon really cant take Coke out. Unless you think Tomko can definitely get either Span or Harris out.

  144. Ivan says:

    Lets go Coke.

  145. dkidd says:

    3 amigos from scranton

  146. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Who is this Phil Cook guy?

  147. BigBlueAL says:

    Redmond, at least in the past, has hit lefties well. Grooving a 3-2 fb here worries me.

  148. A.D. says:

    Phew, got it done.

  149. sweet says:

    hellz ya

  150. E-ROC says:

    Thank Mo!

  151. Ed says:

    I love baseball tonight when the Yankees win.

  152. Mike Axisa says:

    Redmond swung at ball four three times. Phew.

  153. BigBlueAL says:

    Whoa swung at Ball 4.

  154. yankees=warriors says:

    Now I know why this is only Coke’s 1st save.

  155. Charlie says:

    wow, coke nailin it down

  156. Doug says:


    I had to charge my computer, but oh man, Phil Coke was totally deer in the headlights.

  157. pat says:

    I like seeing tex pumped up.

  158. Ivan says:

    Yankees win, thhhhaaaaaaaa Yan-Kees WIN!!!!

  159. Blackdragon905 says:

    never in doubt lol

  160. yanks bullpen hold your breath says:

    Thankfully I was wrong

  161. Eirias says:

    So only walk-offs get the pie in the face?

  162. Ed says:

    Did Chris Berman just say something nice about the New Yankee Stadium? I didn’t think ESPN employees were allowed to.

  163. steve (different one) says:

    it never occurred to me that Mo was unavailable, but thinking back to the last 4 games, yeah…makes sense.

  164. Pasqua says:

    Phenomenal sweep. Really. Truly. But I have to wonder why we can’t put anybody away. Every game seems to be a nailbiter. Of every game in the win streak, only one has been by more than 2 runs (I believe). Just an example.

  165. dkidd says:

    this homestand >>>>>>>>>> last homestand

  166. MattG says:

    Well, Mo has nothing to worry about.

    • Pasqua says:

      I always imagine Mo waiting for the arrival of his replacement eagerly…the NEW “Chosen One,” who will finally let him rest peacefully.

  167. LiveFromNY says:

    FINALLY on the RIGHT side of a sweep!!!

  168. Eirias says:

    I love that Gameday has Coke’s Out Pitch as the changeup, given that he, apparently, didn’t throw one tonight.

  169. DreDog says:

    I think that helped Phil “I need a role” Coke realize his role.

  170. MattG says:

    1st sweep, 1st 6 game win streak, 1st time 4 over, 1st time back-to-back for Tex-Rod, and 1st save for Phil.

  171. e mills says:

    lol Kruk is rediculous right now….Morneau – He’ll see Coke a few more times and dial that up….A-Rod and Tex only hit their HRs b/c the SP balked and was hangin his head…lollol

  172. Ed says:

    Good win. Bring on the O’s!

  173. Zack says:

    kruk said he’d take mauer & morneau over arod & tex

  174. steve (different one) says:

    how nice is it to have a 6 game win streak and look up and see CC Sabathia is starting your next game?

  175. pat says:

    Winfield was a great player.


  176. Thomas A. Anderson says:

    Yeah, anyone who says that getting 1-inning saves isn’t that hard, take a look at this as Exhibit #1.

  177. Bruno says:

    Krunk was good at baseball. Not so good at thinking.

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