Game 41: Getting greedy

Hughes to start Monday as Wang goes for Scranton tomorrow
Game 41 Spillover Thread

The Yankees are an irresistible force. The Orioles are not an immovable object. We’ve seen that over the past two nights, and the Yanks will give it another go this evening, sending ace-in-training Joba Chamberlain to the mound to complete the sweep of the Orioles. It seems like Yanks fans are getting greedy, gearing up for a ninth straight victory. But, as Kenny Singleton is wont to point out, it just feels like they’re going to win every game. He was referring to the atmosphere in the clubhouse, but it infects the fans, too.

No one forgets Joba’s last outing against Baltimore. It was defined by one play: the fist-pump by Aubrey Huff following a first-inning homer. Joba didn’t think much of it, or at least didn’t play it up in the media. He went on to finish strong, allowing no runs after the homer while striking out five. The nine hits were a bit high, but that’s the life of a budding pitcher. His last start against Minnesota was a bit more dominant. He looks to build on that tonight.

Adam Eaton takes the hill for Baltimore. Last time he faced the Yankees was another infamous game. Phil Hughes let things get out of hand in the second, which was a shame because Eaton is a pretty terrible pitcher. They got him for four runs in five innings, but that wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit. The Royals smacked him around in his subsequent start, for seven runs in five innings. The Yanks have seen him recently, so let’s hope they can put a similar hurt on Eaton.

Johnny Damon apparently tweaked his neck while leaping for Adam Jones’s homer. While Phil Hughes would have appreciated a save, the jump was pretty futile. He’ll sit out today with hopes of returning tomorrow. Speaking of Hughes, the Yanks announced that he will make another start, on Monday in Texas, while Chien-Ming Wang will take the hill on Friday for Scranton.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number sixty-two Joba Chamberlain.

Also, be sure to check out Matt from Fack Youk’s post on the Yankees’ work with cancer patients. I thought it was a very good read.

Hughes to start Monday as Wang goes for Scranton tomorrow
Game 41 Spillover Thread
  • MP

    Any idea if Damon’s available to PH/PR?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Also worth note, Coke’s a game time decision after getting hit in the elbow yesterday.

    I can’t get over how much awesomer it is to have Joba on the mound than Sir Sidney.

    • dkidd

      what a difference a year makes!

      enjoy, kansas city

      • pat

        bon appetite, kansas city

  • Iowa Yank

    I like Cano in the two hole, I think he will probably end up there

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Then where would we put Damon? I’d rather keep it as it is.

      • Iowa Yank

        I mean eventually… not this year

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      TWSS.

  • pat

    Hahahah Peavy vetoed the trade to Chicago.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/05/peavy-to-white-sox.html

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

      Wow.

      And he was dying to go to the Cubbies. Go figure.

    • BigBlueAL

      My fantasy team says “Thank You Peavy!!!!”

      • 65hughes

        he would of been an idiot if he would of accepted the deal

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

        So does mine.

  • Stephen

    hey, dunno if they’ve said it here, but Mike’s a writer for MLBTR now. congrats!

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

      Get used to it. RAB is the best Yankee blog around, and people notice these things.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Joe’s joining them too.

        I considered applying but ran out of time. I wouldn’t have beaten Mike anyway, so it’s cool.

        • Whitey14

          Joe, don’t you do some guest posts or cover for Tim once in awhile?

  • dkidd

    i hope joba isn’t spending a single brain cell on aubrey huff. the orioles are so not worth it…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I want the bases loaded, 2 outs, Orioles down by 1 and Huff striking out and Joba doing a fistpump to show Huff up.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So how weird am I? I will not turn on the TV till the clock hits 7.05. I can’t watch pregame stuff. I think it’s bad luck.

    • dkidd

      wade boggs applauds you but wonders if 7:07 might be better?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Damn MASN telecast on Extra Innings. I hate My9 telecasts.

  • Accent Shallow

    Is Joba the focus of this year’s Phil Hughes Memorial Velocity Watch?

  • Alex S

    take a seat sonnnnn

  • Accent Shallow

    I was unaware the Yankees are allowed to retire Brian Roberts when leading off a game.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Great pitch. When he locates his breaking stuff, the hitters have no shot.

  • dkidd

    any chance cashman and/or theo are calling kevin towers to see if they can catch him on the rebound?

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh Christ, he’d better be ok.

  • handtius

    uh oh

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Is everyone trying to kill the Yankee pitchers lately? <_<

    • 27 this year

      no just Adam Jones,

      he has taken out Damon, Coke, and now Joba

  • Tony

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Iowa Yank

    Damn You Eric Davis II

  • nobody

    is he ok???????????

  • The Evil Empire

    That was a bad gesture by Joba, don’t throw your bat and hat on the floor, you worried me.

    • 27 this year

      bat?

    • The Evil Empire

      Glove*

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Uh oh.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Joba not finishing his pitches. Stupid liner.

  • Tony

    Pull him.

  • nobody

    do you think he is hurt????????

  • kunaldo

    FUCK

  • Accent Shallow

    Argh. Here’s hoping Mike was mistaken about this being a reverse lock.

  • Alex S

    wow fucking bullshit

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck the Orioles. I hope this isn’t serious.

  • zs190

    Just as we are starting to get healthy too, ugh

  • handtius

    WHat the duck. dman it.

  • Stryker

    welllllllll that sucks….

  • EvoLuTioN

    FUCK adam jones.

  • RichYF

    As soon as I saw 92mph fastballs I knew something was up.

    Here’s to hoping it’s just a bruise…

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

      Yeah, I really doubt anything is broken. He probably just has a nice, deep bruise that will take a week or so to calm down.

  • Lance

    Well I guess we don’t need to speculate where Hughes is going anymore.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      What? We don’t know how long Joba will be out for. It doesn’t even look that serious, he’ll probably be fine by his next start…

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

      We didnt anyway, Girardi announced he’s making his next start.

      When you see Wang’s velocity back in the low 90’s he’ll start. When you see avg readings of 88-90, you know he won’t.

  • Drew

    Ah shit.

  • Matt-Pitt

    I don’t think Joba is seriously injured. I think its more precautionary right now. Its probably tightening up on him. If he would’ve got Markakis out and ice it up during the inning, he probably would’ve been, OK, but those things hit you quickly. I think he will be fine, just based on experience.

    • kunaldo

      yeah i mean, i really doubt anything was broken off that liner…he was moving his leg back, and the liner wasnt that hard…here’s hoping!

      • Matt-Pitt

        Actually the ball was a rocket, haha. But he got some glove too, just more body than glove which is unfortunate.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Why not Tomko? I would rather have Aceves as available all week, especially after two innings last night.

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

      Tomko has been working as a short reliever since Spring Training.

      Please don’t go all Mike Francesa on me and tell me he’s a starter (He’s been saying that all week). He hasn’t started yet this year, and asking him to go more than 2 innings means you’ll have to stretch him out over a period of time.

  • BigBlueAL

    Great, Aceves threw 2 innings last night. There are goin to be a shitload of pitchers used in this game.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So how many innings can Aceves throw? He pitched two last night.

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

      As long as needed. The Mexican Gangster will either strike these hitters out or kidnap their families.

  • The Evil Empire

    Phil Hughes mind is full of all kinds of crazy joy?

    • Drew

      Hell no. First off that’s his boy, second, Phil was already scheduled to go again.

  • pc69

    That blows. But that is ok, Aceves will hold Baltimore to 3 runs and the Yankee win #9 by a score of 8-3.

  • Will

    Some one please explain what happened.

    • UWS

      Joba took a liner off his knee and had to leave the game.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Adam Jones hits a line drive to Joba’s leg and he got pulled out after he gave a single to Aubrey Huff.

    • Accent Shallow

      Adam Jones lined the ball off Joba’s thigh. Joba partially deflected it with his glove, and got Jones at first. Yankees initially let Joba stay in the game, but after he gave up consecutive singles, Girardi must have seen something he didn’t like.

      Hopefully just precautionary.

  • Tony

    That doesn’t look like it should be anything serious, but he shouldn’t be pitching today.

  • zs190

    Aceves pitched 2 yesterday, probably won’t last long today, Brett Tomko for 3-4 IP today?

    • Accent Shallow

      That seems like the easy way to do it, but I don’t think Tomko is stretched out.

      • zs190

        That’s true, I think he can go 2 I guess. We might have to see a lot of Veras and Albie I guess, scary.

  • Dave

    Well thats one way to limit Joba’s innings.

  • Infamous

    I’m guessing Robertson and Melancon will be up here tommorow after tonights game.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    First pitch was a strike.

  • CapitalT

    someone should mention to Sterling that Tomko has only pitched 1 inning per game down in Scranton. He isn’t a long guy this year

  • BigBlueAL

    Not good blowing your bullpen the night before the Phillies offense comes to town for 3 games. Granted the Yankes have AJ/Andy/CC starting those games.

  • Drew

    Interesting route there by Gardy.

  • handtius

    While we have this little break…I went to my first game at the new stadium last night. Very enjoyable. I was in the second to last row in the whole stadium and I had a great time. There was this extremely annoying girl, drunk as hell. Trying to rile up the crowd. She kept chanting “Lets Go New York” a few times then witch it to “Lets go Yankees” No one was following along. The she starts heckling A-rod and then it turned out she was wearing an A-rod Jersey. Man that was funny. Then she fell down leaving. More funny. Those 3 straight Homers was awesome. I was on the first base side, so I had a good view. Hughes looked good. It looked a lot harder then 94…Don’t know, but it looked hard.

  • dkidd

    not that i think joba will miss any starts, but this is why it’s fair to expect a regression from the rays this year. how many teams go through a year without any of their starters missing a start?

  • dkidd

    gangster!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Markakis played that, perfectly. Nice hustle, Cap’n.

    • handtius

      Perfectly pounced of the pole.

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

    See? If Jobber was in da 8th inning, that wouldn’t have happened.

    • handtius

      So true. Jerks.

    • Linnea

      Oh my god! You convinced me!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Cano hits with RISP!

  • Accent Shallow

    Glad to see Derek can still move a bit. It’s really seemed like he’s lost a step this year.

    On a side note, is there anything more silly than nothing things like “Jeter leads all active players with hits against Baltimore.” Not exactly remarkable when he’s been up since 1995 and the unbalanced schedule.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      I know. Who is he ahead of, Troy O’Leary?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Guess Canó’s okay with the two spot.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice way to start the game.

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

    Adam Eaton is a really, really bad pitcher.

    • Stryker

      forget mediocrity – eaton’s the definition of below average

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed, but it’s tough to be confident when the bullpen is going to be responsible for 24 more outs this game.

      Three straight doubles certainly helps, though.

      • Steve H

        Baltimore’s pen might need to get 24 outs themselves.

    • handtius

      really good for us.

  • Alex S

    3 straight dubs

  • JobaWockeeZ

    3 straight doubles!

  • dkidd

    back to back to back

    • Stryker

      belly to belly to belly!

      can we PLEASE have a different radio play by play guy? sterling has been unbearable.

  • Matt-Pitt

    3 doubles in a row… I like it.

  • zs190

    Luckily, we are playing against Adam Eaton, the guy shouldn’t be pitching in the majors.

  • pat

    hahah eaton you suck

  • Alex S

    dude is it just me or does Tex only get5 XBH?

    • Alex S

      get xbh***

    • Steve H

      He’s the Cris Carter of baseball.

  • pc69

    There is 2, 6 more to go

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

    Wang could wind up being huge for us if we can get him back healthy. With the way this new ballpark is playing like a bandbox, its puts and even BIGGER premium on getting him back pitching like the old Wang.

    One thing about him, he RARELY gave up Home Runs, and that could be critical in this new stadium if things continue as they have been going.

  • BigBlueAL

    Might as well have Swisher pitch the rest of this game with the way the Yankees offense is rolling.

  • Iowa Yank

    I’m sure no one cares about my fantasy team but jeter+cano+tex= 3 2B,2RBI,2R and I am :)

    • Steve H

      I have A-Rod. Screw you :)

    • Alex S

      bet you overdrafted to get them

      • Iowa Yank

        No a Keeper league

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

      I care. Really, I do.

      Tell me all about. . your. . . . . zzzzzzzzz.

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

        Nothing, huh?

        I thought that was the funniest thing I’ve posted in weeks. Shows you what I know.

  • Drew

    Swish double?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Not to be a downer or anything but teh Sawx are already winning 3-0.

    • A.D.

      Thats fine I rather that the Blue Jays get beat up and fall out of first, so they don’t stick around like TB last year.

    • handtius

      yankees are winning 4 nothing. WE BETTA!

  • dkidd

    rays just walked off

    • Will

      sucks too, I thought the A’s had it after taking the lead in the top of the inning

  • Linnea

    Swish, still sporting the high socks and the pink armband. Here’s hoping it helps him start a GOOD streak.

  • Drew

    That’s one mean lookin oriole on Zaun’s mask. LOL

    • pat

      It would be better if it were an areole.

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

        Wouldn’t it be great if they changed their name to the “Baltimore Funbags”? Just imagine the cheerleaders. . .

  • Steve H

    Is Zobrist going to get enough AB’s to be a worthy fantasy pickup. Dude is raking, and is SS eligible.

  • handtius

    I’m loving melky.

    • zs190

      The hitting is nice, the baserunning…not so much.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Runs still scored so I don’t mind.

      • handtius

        Still, He was keeping the tag off swisher.

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

          Bingo.

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

        That was on purpose . . .

        • zs190

          I’m not sure they would have been able to throw out Swisher if he stayed at 2nd base, but maybe you are right.

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

            That’s not the point. If its close (it was) then Melky overruns 2nd to draw the throw. He’s not very likely to score from 2nd with 2 outs, so you make 100% sure the lead runner scores the run.

  • Accent Shallow

    Melky does something awesome, then something not awesome.

    Hmmm.

    • Drew

      You don’t want to give Eaton outs but it’s no biggie, he just drove in 2 runs. Focus on the awesome stuff.

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

      That’s a set play. You draw the throw to make sure Swisher scores.

      • daneptizl

        Swisher was definitely making it.

  • Drew

    U da man Melky!

  • Thomas

    Double number 4!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Melky is so clutch. Even lets the runs score before getting tagged out.

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

      That was the idea.

      • pat

        Oh, come on swisher was about 2 feet away from home before the ball was even cut off.

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

          *facepalm*

          • pat

            If you hadn’t said it a few comments up I wouldnt have thought you were serious.

            I blame lastnights RAB blackout.

            • pat

              Wait you WERE serious. Now I’m just confused.

              • pat

                Actually, now i see what you’re saying, I had to go to the replay booth. Makes sense, but when we’re smoking Adam Eaton for 4 runs in the first inning you’d like to see the kid on 2b with 2 out.

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

                  Its a set play with two outs.

  • pc69

    4 more to go

  • dkidd

    i was about to get all pissed because we only scored 2 runs. this team is spoiling me

  • Chip

    I’ll take the double any day but that was kinda a bonehead play. Nice to see Melky waiting on the change and hitting it the other way.

  • pat

    Does cervelli have W’s taped onto his catchers mask? As in for the games he’s caught that they’ve won?

    • pat

      nah that can’t be it.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And I was supposed to be at this game too ;_;

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

      What happened?

      • Steve H

        Get hit on the leg by a liner?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Couldn’t find a ride so I gave the tickets to friends.

  • Chip

    Man, the guy who scouted Aceves should get a nice bonus. Guy has been nothing but solid to awsome since they signed him out of Mexico

    • pat

      agreed.

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

      I don’t get all the “back of the rotation” stuff either. His makeup is outstanding, his stuff is above average.

      He’s not just an innings eater, he’s been quality for us since late last year. I don’t think he’ll ever be a top of the rotation guy, but he seems to be a quality, dependable big league starter.

      • Accent Shallow

        He’s seemed very solid, yeah.

        What are the chances he ever enters the year as a fixture in the starting rotation? Or that he ever makes 30 starts in one year as a Yankee?

        Maybe with another team he sticks in the rotation, but unless a lot of things go wrong, I think he’s a bullpen arm/occasional spot starter here. Granted, a quality bullpen arm, but a reliever nevertheless.

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

          Yeah, a 6th starter for us, but a dependable starter for most other teams.

      • Zack

        If you dont throw 93-95 you will always be labeled a “back of the rotation guy”

  • RunnerS122

    I’ll say this for aceves, he’s efficient

    • Accent Shallow

      Nah, a 5 pitch walk is 20% less efficient than it has to be.

    • handtius

      he needs to chill with hughes and joba. teach em something.

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

        Hacer que hablen español?

  • Thomas

    I missed the first half of the first inning. What exactly happened to Chamberlain? It sounds like he got hit by a Adam Jones liner from the comments, is that right and did it look serious?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Line drive to his leg. Should be okay but they’re taking precautionary measures.

      • Thomas

        Thanks.

  • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

    Is it me or does the singer for the Mike’d up jingled on WFAN remind anyone else of the singer from Billy Madison “Billllly passed the 3rd grade!”

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

      It’s just you.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Aceves is ace.

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

      Él tiene los pies grandes, también.

      O eso dicen.

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

        What was that nickname Aceves had? Something about having big feet.

        • Accent Shallow

          El Paton. Means bigfoot. Has an accent on the o.

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

            That’s it, thank you.

          • daneptizl

            It could also mean kinda like big ass duck.

  • Tony

    At least Joba can save some of those innings.

    SIlver linings!

    • kunaldo

      haha i was thinking the same thing! glass half full my friend

  • pc69

    17 pitches through 2 innings for Aceves. At this rate he can go 3 more, pitch 5 and be available for Saturday or Sunday.

  • dkidd

    nice take by gardner

  • Accent Shallow

    Adam Eaton really sucks.

  • pat

    RUN GARDY RUN

  • handtius

    I hope they give him a chance to steal a base here.

  • Drew

    ..what’s he waiting for..

  • Drew

    Hellooooooo Robbie

  • Thomas

    BANDBOX!!!

  • dkidd

    total domination. forget about it.

    • Drew

      Ready to rent some Cahhhs?

  • handtius

    Ca Ca Ca NOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Robbie has 3 RBI today and it’s the 2nd inning.

    Maybe he should bat 2 more often.

  • Accent Shallow

    What a rocket. I love Robbie.

  • pc69

    2 more to go. So the fears of the bull pen throwing should be relaxed.

  • Infamous

    That got out in .004 seconds

  • Ed

    That reminded me of homeruns in the old park.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Half way to history. (If he were a Red Sock)

    • dkidd

      ietc

    • handtius

      and in to the hearts of the Redso…I mean ESPN.

  • Stephen

    Michael Kay: Trembley managed against Girardi in the minors many years ago.

    WTF is he talking about? Probably that he managed against Girardi while Girardi was playing in the minors, but still confusing when he said it.

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

      Yeah, that’s what he meant. Trembley was a minor league manager forever.

  • Will

    If the twins can score 20, I dont see how the Yankees cant score 30 tonight.

  • Drew

    Suck got no juice!

  • DreDog

    Do you think that Wang comes up instead of starting in AAA tomorrow? He would be a perfect longman insurance policy. Or if we are blowing them out he could pitch garbage innings against a MLB team?

    Or am I taking crazy pills?

    • yankw

      the later

      • DreDog

        Just checking

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

      Yo Miguel A.! Tenemos otro tipo que ha estado tomando las pastillas loco! Llame a la Policía, ellos tienen lo llevan al hospital psiquiátrico.

  • pc69

    Holy Shit, are those real people behind home plate or a movie set?

    • teix is the man

      Movie set for Forrest Gump 2

      • pc69

        That was funny! Nice call.

        • teix is the man

          Sorry! Now I feel like a jerk….but you gotta admit,forrest dump 2 would be awesome!

          • Thomas

            forrest dump 2

            Sounds like Al Gore’s next film.

            • pat

              Or a film about bears.

              • Thomas

                Or a film about bears godless killing machines.

                Fixed

                • pat

                  hehe

                  /colbert’d

              • pc69

                Al Gore’s next movie… that is a low blow, but very funny.

                “mamma always said, global warming is like a box of chocolates, you never know if they are going to melt”

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

                Nicely done.

      • yankw

        jeez finally been waiting on that shit for like 20 years

        • teix is the man

          LMAO

        • Thomas

          There actually is a sequel to the book Forrest Gump called Gump and Company both are by Winston Groom and very funny.

  • Thomas

    Apparently, Jake Peavy has reject the trade.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4195965

    • pc69

      He was afraid Ozzie would make him cry.

  • handtius

    Who says swish has no arm. that was a bullet.

  • pat
    • Accent Shallow

      Game threads are rarely interesting reading, especially of other teams.

      I don’t hate the Orioles, so I can’t even be filled with schadenfreude.

      • pat

        And I can’t even begin to tell you what shaudenfreude is. You judged a book by it’s cover. Boo to you.

  • Accent Shallow

    Guess it’s not that much of a bandbox, huh?

    • pat

      that doesn’t make it out of the infield at fenway

      /NESPN’d

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

      When this place is 97 years old like Fenway, it will be referred to as “Charming”. And Joel Sherman Jr. will be waxing poetic about his Dad’s fond memories of the place.

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

        If you sumbitches don’t laugh at that post, I give up.

        • kunaldo

          haha

      • Zack

        haha

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

          Thank you.

  • Drew

    We really need to stop using Alf as a longman. He’s great out of the pen.

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

      OK, three guesses.

      Longmen work out of . . .

      • RunnerS122

        ooo, ooo, pick me…

        the pen

      • Drew

        Really? Who’d a thunk it. I meant, he’s awesome out of the pen, as in Veras is horrible out of the pen. You catch my drift?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    How much longer does Aceves Mexican Gangsta Ramiro Mendoza pitch?

    • EB

      1 more at the most, he looked pretty gassed

  • Drew

    Oh Hideki. You’re so not a 5 hitter.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yikes he’s just on a slump. People seem to dislike him.

  • dkidd

    i remember tino martinez saying the short porch would sometimes screw up his wing. the way the ball flies out to right field, it must be hard for lefties not to try and pull everything (or, if you’re david cone, jerk everything)

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Anyone else a little worried we haven’t heard anything about Joba yet or is my sense of time completley warped?

    • kunaldo

      eh, xrays take a little while, no?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Yeah. I just feel like it’s longer than it’s been.

      • Zack

        I didnt see it, was it directly off the knee or off the thigh?

      • Zack

        I didnt see it, was it directly off the knee or off the thigh?

        • kunaldo

          i think it was a little above the knee, but his leg was moving away from the ball kinda slightly, so that kinda takes away from the impact, plus it didnt seem like a screamer…

          maybe i’m just being super optimistic

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

    Anyone here sit in the Grandstand recently?

    With all the talk about this place being a launching pad, I’ve had people tell me that the Upper Deck feels like a wind tunnel, wheras it wasn’t nearly as bad in the old Stadium. Is that true?

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      The back is open so if you sit in the upper rows and there is any wind at all, it feels very windy since it hits you in the back.

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

        And it blows in the direction of Right Field?

        • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

          not always, last night i was sitting in 432A (left field) and it was blowing in my face and the flags were all whipping towards left.

          i’m no weather person but i think the tunnel only exacerbates current conditions, so if the wind is going right it creates the float.

    • handtius

      I was there last night, in the second to last row, and there was no wind at all.

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

        So was I (Second Level) and I didn’t notice much wind, either.

        I’m wondering if this is real or becoming something of an urban legend.

        • kunaldo

          if anything there was wind blowing IN…i was there during the cleveland series, the very last row in the right field upper deck

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

            From where I sit, it seems to blow back and forth.

            That still counts, when its blowing out the pitcher is screwed.

        • pat

          Nah when I was there for the cubs game it was maaaaaad windy, we had to move down a few rows. We were a little bit towards the 3b side of home and it was blowing out to right.

        • handtius

          I was in right field too, where it’s supposedly suppa windy. I don’t know. I go again June 2nd. I’ll check the weather then too.

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    Aceves is gonna need a loooong rest after yesterday and today.

    • pat

      Siesta grande?

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

        Descanso largo

      • kunaldo

        send him down for a little bit? or too harsh?

  • Thomas

    Oh shit! Cano is awesome.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Canó’s got himself some soft hands

    (TWSS)

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

      TWSS?

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

        Thats What She Said

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

          I would have went with “No Homo” myself.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        That’s what she said.

  • pc69

    who the fuck is playing second base for the Yankees? I didn’t know they signed a 2nd basedman in the offseason.

    At this point, NO WAY is Pedroia better than Cano.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah I remember we had a lazy 2B last year.
      Yeah Pedroia is not better than Cano, not at all.

      • whozat

        His home/away splits are pretty eye-opening.

    • handtius

      Cano has always been better, he just had a down year.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Can we give Aceves a medal?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Give him a Dos Equis XX.

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

        The Most Interesting Man in the World approves.

  • Ed

    “Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera are playing inspired baseball.”
    -Buck Martinez

    It’s nice to hear an opposing announcer give the Yanks credit instead of criticizing.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Who comes in after the Gangster? Tomko maybe?

    • whozat

      It’s gotta be. Not sure he’s up for more than two innings, though.

      Can the (rest of the) Yankee pen pitch 5 innings without giving up six runs? Find out tonight on YES!!!

      • handtius

        Even if they do, we’ll get 7, 8 more against they’re bullpen.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Albaladejo

  • RunnerS122

    I think Eaton is only in this game because they don’t want to bring in relievers to give up 7 or 8 run innings.

  • Drew

    Anyone up in the pen?

  • DreDog

    Imagine if Aceves played for the Red Sox?
    Ahh, quotes Gammons would have.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    From Heyman:

    pujols just knocked out the “i” in big mac land (for mcdonalds, not mcgwire) with monster HR.