Game 39 Spillover Thread


Bringin’ in a thread from the bullpen. Fear the middle relievers.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Brooklyn Ed says:

    wow, A-rod missed that pitch. it was it.

  2. I have no confidence in this Spillover Thread.

  3. Pasqua says:

    Anybody getting the sense that a majority of the lineup is thinking homerun in every situation? I realize that’s the ideal result, but the swings seem to be suffering. This is one of the downsides, in my opinion, of the stadium being a potential bandbox.

  4. I’m going to laugh when we sweep this 10 game homestand by an aggregate 10 run margin.

  5. Someone is going to get killed by a broken bat someday.

  6. e mills says:

    smooth for a big guy lol

  7. Mike Pop says:

    Damn man, wanted the Nets to get a higher pick!

  8. e mills says:

    he gets this guy, he should be ok for the 8th

  9. Brooklyn Ed says:

    haha, Cervelli thought it was the 3rd out.

  10. VO says:

    Heh, looked like Cervelli forgot what out that was.

  11. Uh guys, have you seen what Dontrelle Willis is doing for Detroit?

    6.1 IP and just one hit. Against Texas.

  12. Moshe Mandel says:

    This long at bat is hurting his chance to pitch the 8th.

  13. Here’s my don’t bother waiting, off the top of my head NBA mock draft:

    1-Clips: Blake Griffin (duh)
    2-Grizz: Ricky Rubio (too much downside in Thabeet)
    3-Thunder: Steven Hunter–er, I mean, Hasheem Thabeet
    4-Kings: Jordan Hill (bigger need than Harden)
    5-Wizards: James Harden (to pair with/replace Agent Zero)
    6-Wolves: Brandon Jennings
    7-Warriors: Jrue Holliday
    8-Knicks: Stephen Curry (he’s legit)
    9-Raptors: Tyreke Evans
    10-Bucks: DeMar DeRozan
    11-Nets: Earl Clark
    12-Bobcats: Gerald Henderson
    13-Pacers: DeJuan Blair
    14-Suns: James Johnson

  14. Nady Nation says:

    CC is an absolute beast.

    TSJC – Steph Curry at 8?

  15. VO says:

    Who pitches the 8th? They have Zaun(S), Andino(R), and Roberts(S).

    A)CC 105 pitches but dealing
    B)Coke our set-up man while Bruney wasn’t here
    C)Bruney who obviously just got off the DL

  16. Moshe Mandel says:

    Wow, BJ Ryan is toast.

  17. e mills says:

    Swisher’s headed towards the Interstate

  18. Conan says:

    When did Baltimore get Roy Halladay? Third time through the lineup and this kid is still mowing them down.

  19. The Artist says:

    Since I gave out some cooking advice in the last thread, I’ll give another helpful hint around the kitchen.

    You know these things? The Pasta Server thingys?

    AMAZING back scratcher.

  20. Jamal G. says:

    David Ortiz just struckout swinging against B.J. Ryan and his 86-88 MPH fastball – FAIL.

  21. Moshe Mandel says:

    Ortiz: 0-3 with 2K’s.

  22. LiveFromNewYork says:

    What is the REAL dael with Verizon Fios? Is it good or just another name for cable.

  23. yankfan508 says:

    what was that white ring thing cano had on his left hand in his last at bat?

  24. Tank the Frank says:

    Damn Markakis and his CANNON.

  25. Dave says:

    I heart chris ray.

  26. BigBlueAL says:

    Damnit Melky hit it too hard.

  27. A.D. says:

    damn you good throwing arm

  28. WTF was that random footage of a jail cell?

    My9 epic FAIL.

  29. Dave says:

    mmm delicious boot

  30. e mills says:


  31. The Artist says:

    Nice, we needed that run.

  32. AND THE BALL GETS BY BUCKNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Tank the Frank says:

    What a clutch play. I didn’t know we were playing the Mets!

  34. A.D. says:


  35. Conan says:

    John Sterling just called that a double play.

  36. A.D. says:

    Now we can experience what its like for opposing fans when Veras, Edwar and co come in

  37. Andy Stankiewicz says:

    Oh Captain My Captain !!!

  38. A.D. says:


  39. e mills says:

    woo! lol

  40. Mike Axisa says:

    Uge. The O’s are playing like the Mets.

  41. Nady Nation says:

    El Capitan.

  42. Dave says:

    Chris Ray is my favorite

  43. Derek Jeter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> birds

  44. pat says:

    there goes your nice low era rookiebitch.

  45. BigBlueAL says:

    Nice breathing room for a change.

  46. pc69 says:

    Derek Jeter clap clap clapclapclap

    Derek Jeter clap clap clapclapclap

    Derek Jeter clap clap clapclapclap

    Derek Jeter clap clap clapclapclap


  48. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Oh captain my captain

  49. Tank the Frank says:

    Uber clutchness.

  50. Andy Stankiewicz says:

    Now just tack on 5 more runs and we can trust the bullpen to finish it up.

  51. Moshe Mandel says:

    Now Bruney can get in.

  52. pat says:

    I know this is baseball 101 but when the bottom of our lineup does stuff THINGS HAPPEN

  53. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Let’s go Yankees…!!! CLAP CLAP CLAP

  54. I love this. Perfect situation to bring Bruney in, stress free.

  55. Jamal G. says:

    I love when Chris Ray pitches against the Yanks.

  56. Tank the Frank says:

    Gotta let CC at least start the 8th now and bring Bruney in to get some mop up work in.

  57. Charlie says:

    Damn, this team is destroying everyone in their sight

  58. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I love it when a lineup comes together!!!

  59. Tank the Frank says:

    That’s disgusting.

  60. The Artist says:

    Wow. This one got out of hand in a hurry.


  62. BigBlueAL says:

    Busting it open baby!!

  63. Jeremy says:


  64. Jamal G. says:


  65. Alex S says:

    i called that

  66. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Are we having fun yet???????

  67. Brooklyn Ed says:

    I like the fact how our offense suddenly explodes. YES!!!

  68. Mike Pop says:


  69. I thought only A-Rod hit tack-on homers.

  70. Scooter says:

    Chris Ray – the new Arthur Rhodes

  71. Charlie says:

    Holy shit we’re raping them!!

  72. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    wow that was a blastttttttttt.

  73. NC Saint says:

    Buster Olney is tipping pitches to defend his honor.

  74. YankeeScribe says:

    Now that’s what I call INSURANCE

  75. Charlie says:

    ‘Melo just scored 16 points in one quarter

  76. Moshe Mandel says:

    James Shields is good at baseball.

  77. 27 this year says:

    Oh yea! Finally a blow out win! After making us sweat for six innings with a fuckin no name holding us down, we explode on the Orioles sad pen!

  78. Tank the Frank says:

    But the Yankees are so old and… slow and… stuff.

    This doesn’t make sense.

  79. Brooklyn Ed says:

    damn, thought A-Rod had that one.

  80. Jamal G. says:

    I’m greedy, I wanted that one bad.

  81. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    wow arod almostttttttttttttttttt hit that one out i thought it had the sound.

  82. Stryker says:

    ortiz* just hit a home run!!

    *houston pitcher russ ortiz, that is.

  83. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Almost Alex. Almost.

  84. Jeremy says:

    Another benefit of this runsplosion: Rivera gets some more rest.

  85. boychick says:

    yeah baby!

  86. Mike Axisa says:

    Boy, A-Rod looks like he’s just missing something. I can’t put my finger on it …

  87. pat says:

    Oh my goodness, that ball is inside the mohegan sun sportsbar in a week or two.

  88. Moshe Mandel says:

    Bruney better stop warming. Wouldn’t want him to get injured.

  89. Jamal G. says:

    ARod: “… But I fucking crushed it.”


  90. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I like how Singleton likes to remind Kay he never played the freaking game.

  91. Mike Pop says:

    Here’s that blowout we all have wanted ;)

  92. The Artist says:

    We actually have a lead that is Jose Veras proof.

  93. handtius says:

    what I miss?

  94. e mills says:

    Giambi not really helping the Yanks cause right there in the Top 9th

  95. Charlie says:

    I wish swisher and matsui would join the party

  96. YankeeScribe says:

    A-Rod is on pace to bat .200 and hit 61 HRs

  97. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I knew that instant replay stuff would ruin baseball

  98. Dave says:

    So..Frankie Cervelli: for real or flash in the pan?

  99. Tank the Frank says:

    Bruney looks way too much like a white supremacist right now.

  100. Brooklyn Ed says:

    is it me or Bruney looks slimmer?

  101. e mills says:

    Bruney just looks better on the mound than most of the BP

  102. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Phil Coke: Dude you’re good at that.

  103. That shot of Mo made him look like Don Corleone.

  104. Oh Bruney, we have missed thee.

  105. Moshe Mandel says:

    Well done by Brian. Looks the same as before- throwing hard and throwing strikes.

  106. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Russ is so annoying.

  107. Tank the Frank says:

    Did someone from our middle relief have a 123 inning?

  108. VO says:

    I can’t wait for A-Rod to blast one to center and take that stupid sports bar out himself.

  109. Ken Singleton is right about that; Hofstra’s gym is no where near the library.

  110. John says:

    What would feel worse: A long drive to wall of the deepest part of the field that would have been a HR anywhere else or a potential HR to the shortest part that the fielder robbed?

  111. handtius says:

    I really hope this Melky is here to stay. I know he just grounded out, but he saw 6 pitches and looks so much better at the plate. I hope he keeps progress in his current direction. It would be nice to have him and A-Jax in the outfield doing well.

    • DreDog says:

      Interesting. We could be looking at AJax, Melk, Swish all under 30 right?
      When’s the last time the Yanks had three OF’s under 30 on the roster?

  112. pc69 says:

    Real quick. Missed most of the game, weather in Colorado was awesome so had to put in 25 on the bike, but how did CC look. His line looks good and from what I can see he was dominant.

  113. handtius says:

    How do people think Hughes will do tomorrow…I’m going to it.

  114. VO says:

    Do you think Cano or Teixeira ever take it personally just like “WTF! Why do Jeter and A-Rod always get taken out in blow out?”

  115. Charlie says:

    As crazy as this may sound from a Yankee fan, but I was actually rooting for the Red Sox tonight

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  117. Mike Axisa says:

    Convincing win. 9-2 with A-Rod now.

  118. Seven straight is awesome.

  119. V says:

    Come on, I wanna see some fist pumps in Aubrey’s face ;-)

  120. (Insert Fist Pump Here)

  121. The Artist says:

    Anyone still want Girardi fired?

  122. No, Michael Kay, we didn’t get rid of Edwar instead of Veras because Edwar has an option. We got rid of Edwar instead of Veras because Edwar has pitched worse than Veras.

    Edwar: 5.19 ERA but a 1.904 WHIP and 6 HR in 17 IP
    Veras: 6.61 ERA but a 1.531 WHIP and 2 HR in 16 IP

    Of the two, Edwar clearly deserved to disappear more. The DFA vs. demotion to the minors is ancillary.

    • rally caps says:

      i don’t understand why there haven’t been more stories about how impressive it is that big papi’s slump isn’t effecting his defense. A close look at the numbers will show that his fielding percentage this year is remarkably consistent to those years when he was in his prime.

      … david ortiz … not a HOF’er

      • Greg G. says:

        rally caps: +1

        tsjc: I kinda get your point, but in my mind they both exhibited much suckage. I can’t take the obligatory Veras-walks-the-first-batter-he-faces routine.

  123. Scooter says:

    Cervelli sounds like such an upbeat kid, talking to Waldman after the game. A guy to root for

    • LiveFromNewYork says:

      He’s a kid filling some mighty big shoes. We root for him.

      Then again he’s wearing pinstripes, we root for him.

  124. Dave says:

    I know a lot of people look at Tomko’s career numbers and say he isn’t worth keeping on the roster….but he seems serviceable to me. Relief pitching is volatile right? Is it outside the realm of possibility that he can be a decent reliever with a mid 3′s era? I trust him far more than veras right now at least.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      I think he’s a fine middle innings option. Not a guy you use in high-leverage spots, but a guy you can bring in in the 6th inning to bridge the gap, or trust to finish off the job in a blowout. I’ve always been fan. He has very good stuff, it just never came together for him.

      • The Artist says:

        The ‘tag’ on him has always been his makeup wasn’t great, but I haven’t seen any evidence of that yet. But half of these tags are bullshit anyway. Its just as likely he had a blockhead manager who thought every run he gave up reflected on his character somehow.

    • Yup.

      We’ve got him up here, might as well use him and see what he can do.

  125. GG says:

    I can only imagine the tyraid ESPN would be going on if Cervelli and Pena played for the Red Sox. “Well I’ve talked to scouts, and Cervelli reminds people around baseball of a young Joe Mauer” – Gammons

    • DreDog says:

      And that kid Pena is like a Mexican Ozzie Smith. Strike this up to Bill James and Theo workign their magic. – Gammons

    • Um, “tirade”?

      Is that what you were going for?

    • John says:

      “Pena is the next A-rod…the Sox will have the best infield for the next ten years. Pedroia and Pena are young. Youkilis and Lowell are so full of grit that they will be ALL-STARS for the next decade. Reddick , Ellsbury, and Cervelli and Lars Anderson round out the best lineup in history.”

    • Tank the Frank says:

      “Pena and Cervelli subscribe to Dustin Pedroia’s motto; it’s all about winning games.” – Gammons

      • Tank the Frank says:

        CC Sabathia. Faced with the prospect of a $161 million contract, to go out and make one start after another on three days’ rest was an extreme outward sign of Pedroia’s motto: “It’s all about championships.”

        Seriously… STFU Gammons.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Being a Red Sox in the eyes of ESPN means that you play baseball for the sport and not for the money and being a Red Sox automatically makes you grittier.

  126. Dave says:

    “The yankees havent brought up any good position players through their system since Yogi Berra.”
    -Steve Phillips

  127. Ryle Kyan says:

    Bruney dialed his fastball up to 96. Drool.

  128. Moshe Mandel says:

    Playoff hockey is awesome.

    • Tank the Frank says:

      Basketball as well. No reason to watch before the Conference Finals… but after that it’s intense. Denver and LA going at it right now.

  129. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I hate My 9

  130. Tank the Frank says:

    Has anyone else noticed that, other than his on-field production, A-Rod has been like a ghost on this team?

    Kind of what he said he would do. Could the A-Rod circus be over? I know he made out with Kate Hudson… but you can’t fault him for that.

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