May
22

Game 42: Bring on the Champs

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The Yanks are firing on all cylinders right now, but today they’ll face the best competition they’ve seen in two weeks. The defending World Champion Phillies march into the New Stadium having won six of their last seven, and currently sport the best record in the NL East. HOWEVA, four of those six wins came against the Nationals, so the Phightin’s haven’t exactly been facing quality competition either. Today will be a good test for both squads.

We’ve got a decent amount of roster news today, so let’s recap: Chien-Ming Wang has been activated from the DL, taking the place of Jon Albaladejo, who was optioned to Triple-A Scranton. Brian Bruney, who himself is just off the DL, had an MRI this morning and is unavailable tonight. Thankfully everything checked out okay, and he’s just day-to-day. Considering that Wang was originally scheduled to start for Triple-A Scranton today, I’m thinking we’ll see CMW come in after AJ Burnett’s day is done and just finish this one out.

The lineup:

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Matsui, DH
Swisher, RF
Cano, 2B
Melky, CF
Cash, C

And on the mound, Allen James Burnett.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Drew

    AJ will have a great game today. I knows it.

    • Tank the Frank

      Uuuuuge game for AJ.

  • Drew

    Yo Mike, why does a team like the Pirates seem to have the fast track on a guy like Miguel Angel Sano? Why do the A’s have Inoa in their system? I know we can’t just sign everyone but I mean for these highly touted prospects, why does it seem as though we don’t make much of a play on them?

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

      Those kids could be working out at those teams’ Latin American complexes. Maybe they have a good relationship with the scout or int’l scouting director, could be a ton of things. It doesn’t take just money to land these kids.

      • DreDog

        Didn’t the Yankees think they had Inoa in the bag? Sorry I can’t site a reference, but I remember reading that it had something to do with one of the scouting guys screwing it up.

      • Drew

        True, thanks. Either way, can’t wait for July.

        • DreDog

          Here you go.
          The Yanks had him at 2.7 and the A’s went to 4.
          http://www.baseballamerica.com.....66411.html

          I guess I was wrong about someone screwing it up though, maybe.

          • Drew

            Damn, thanks.

            • whozat

              It’s also the case that being willing to pay any price for a player is not the right long-term strategy. You pay Ynoa 4.5 mil to beat the A’s, now you’re looking at that as a floor for this year’s top talent, most likely. And these kids are so far away from the bigs — and usually very over-hyped — that paying through the nose for the “top” guy every year is not necessarily the right thing to do.

              And those considerations are in addition to the fact that, in many cases, teams have a relationship with these kids for years before they’re signed. So money doesn’t always get you a guy.

              • Drew

                Yeah I know, it’s just frustrating. We can never get the top talent out of college/HS so I’d like to get them in International FA. Pittsburgh already gets top talent because they suck.

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

        And don’t forget the Yanks Latin Scouting Director got caught up in that skimming scandal (was later cleared), so the entire operation was in disarray last year.

    • Tank the Frank

      Wang, Cano, Montero, Melky, Heredia, Kevin De Leon…

      • Drew

        I obviously know we don’t get shut out. That wasn’t my point.

  • Jeremy

    Let’s hope for signs of a turnaround from Wang if he pitches tonight. If he’s back to no. 2 starter form again, the rotation is just terrifying.

  • touchtoneterriost

    Keep trying to put Bruney,Veras and Melchon as set-up men they can’t do it.Bruney is a journey man and can’t and hasn’t pitched a full year good or healthy.

    People can talk about starting pitchers being more important then relievers but the Yankees have a Ace starter and good pitchers but they have no one to replace a 39 year old closer.As good as the Yankees have played there bullpen has been crapping.

    The Yankees need to fill the bullpen with something if Bruney goes down.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Really? none of us have thought of that before.

    • Tank the Frank

      Wodewful anawlasis my wittle tewowist.

      • Drew

        My defenth is impetchuoth, I want to eat hith chilldwen.
        /Tyson’d

    • Jeremy

      “Yankees have a Ace starter and good pitchers but they have no one to replace a 39 year old closer.”

      Good thing Mo can create a 26-year old simulacrum of himself using his mind, who will take over for the original Mo once he retires. Otherwise we would be hopelessly screwed.

    • Will (the other one)

      Keep trying to put Bruney,Veras and Melchon as set-up men they can’t do it.Bruney is a journey man and can’t and hasn’t pitched a full year good or healthy.

      Disagree.
      1) Bruney isn’t a journeyman. He’s 27, has played for six years, and has been with a total of two teams. And since the beginning of 2007 (when he was 25 on Opening Day), he sports a 3.47 ERA with an 85/55 K/BB ratio, striking out more than eight per nine innings. Brian Bruney CAN do it.

      2) Mark Melancon has pitched a total of 3.1 big-league innings. THREE-point-ONE. He’s 24 and is owning AAA, having struck out 42 and walked 8 (that’s right, eight) at that level over the last two years. You’re right about Jose Veras, but that’s where I draw the line.

      …the Yankees have a Ace starter and good pitchers but they have no one to replace a 39 year old closer.

      I applaud you only for not daring to mention His name. But you forgot to mention that Mariano Rivera isn’t just a “39 year old closer;” he’s the pitcher many fans identify as the greatest of all time. Just because we can’t see a prospect in the system who’s ready right this instant to slide in and take his place doesn’t mean the sky is falling.

      • Tank the Frank

        I made fun of him but you plain owned him. Nice.

  • YankeeScribe

    Peter Gammons called Yankee Stadium “one of the biggest jokes in baseball” today. Did he not notice that 5 HRs were hit at Fenway last night?

    • Tank the Frank

      He did not! That has to be taken out of context or something. He’s an uber homer but he’s always been classy.

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

        Eh, not so much these days. He ragged on Joba pretty good the other day when Huff fist pumped.

        • Tank the Frank

          So Huff makes a clown of himself… rag on Joba. That makes sense.

    • Jeremy

      Seriously. Does he believe that MLB would be ok with Fenway were it built today?

      Just a bizarre comment even by Gammons’s standards. I’m sure his “player sources” are from teams who the Yankees demolished.

    • DreDog

      How does he get away with this crap? Like having a huge wall in short left is hallowed or something.

    • Tank the Frank

      I’d like to see a link to burn my rage that much deeper…

    • YankeeScribe

      GAMMONS RIPS BILLION-DOLLAR BALLPARK

      http://www.nypost.com/seven/05.....170550.htm

      • Drew

        The only joke Mr. Gammons, is you and your employer.

    • Jeremy

      So if the Yankees win the World Series this year, it will not actually count because:

      1. They bought the title
      2. ARod used steroids

      and now:

      3. YANKEE STADIUM IS TEH JOKE

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

        It never counts. That why you eventually learn to tune out the haters.

    • Tank the Frank

      I’d be interested to learn how the Stadium fares when you take away that series against the Indians. I know it’s not fair, but that series is what really brought this to the forefront. It was rather flukey weather from what I heard and the Wang start really hurt. The pitching in the first homestand was terrible.

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

    Win tonight will be our longest winning streak since . . . . that’s right, the greatest team most of us born after 1939 were old enough to see, the 1998 New York Yankees.

    1998 team had a 9 game streak, tonight would make 10.

    • BigBlueAL

      Im pretty sure the Yankees had a 10 game winning streak in 2005.

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

        I heard that on WFAN today, I think Sweeney said it.

        • BigBlueAL

          Yeah I just looked it up. In 2005 Yankees were 11-19 then won 10 in a row to move to 21-19.

          • Drew

            Facts are over-rated.

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

            That’s exactly it, he mentioned that it was after the slow start.

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

              And you’re right, it was to TIE the 1998 team. I guess I ‘misremembered’ that part.

  • Drew

    Damnit, no Singleton tonight..

  • BigBlueAL

    Wow Moose is getting a Yankeeography.

    • whozat

      Well, he is one of the more successful free agent signings of the last 10 years. And he was on the team for eight years.

      • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

        Yeah. I think equating success is by adding up championships. Sure I loved him on the Bombers and he did a good job but no championship.

  • Tank the Frank

    The Phils will be looking to take some pitches tonight with our short bullpen. AJ needs to be in attack mode and be efficient.

  • Mr. Rodriguez

    CMW the latest weapon in the yankee bullpen

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

    Good start.

    • Drew

      Can we start over?

  • Drew

    ohhhh fuck me. Come on!

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

    Wow, that was fast.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Anyone else’s cable completely go out? Time Warner-Brooklyn here. Was about to head up to the Stadium when my buddy had to cancel on tonight’s game, and then my cable completely went out like 10 minutes ago. Frustrating.

    • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

      No. And you didn’t miss anything particularly interesting if you happened to miss the first 3 minutes of the game.

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        If anyone is having problems, Time Warner says there are outages in the area tonight.

  • BigBlueAL

    CMW might be throwing a shitload of innings tonight.

    • BigBlueAL

      OK thankfully maybe not.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

    Oh my. Well he isn’t getting paid to pie faces, he’s getting paid to pitch good ball games.

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

      If Burnett will be getting that low breaking ball called for a strike like he just did, he will be V-E-R-Y tough tonight.

      • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

        Absolutely. I was shocked he got that pitch. Not because it wasn’t a strike but because they usually don’t get that call.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    not a good start at all.

    • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

      CMW!!!!!11!1!

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

      Relax, its the first inning.

  • Drew

    Before everyone jumps off a bridge, let’s see how the inning goes.

    • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

      Everyone? Need I quote your previous comment?

      • Drew

        Lol.. Because I said the f word? What should I say when the first pitch is deposited in the stands?

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

      Look who got brave after 2 strikeouts.

      • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

        That is the advantage of having a guy with plus stuff who can just pour it over the plate.

      • Drew

        Actually when I said that there was one K and Ibanez’s hit was a few feet away from being gobbled up.

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

          I’m just bustin on ya.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Phew

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

    TEX!

    Giambi makes that play, easy.

  • Dave

    I got a goooood feelin about AJ tonight after those last 3 ab

  • WesternYankeeFan

    Looks like Teixeira wants another gold glove.

  • zs190

    Eh, it started bad but he gave up one run and threw 16 pitches, I think he goes at least 6 tonight.

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

    Brett Myers beat his wife once, but there’s nothing funny about that.

    heheheheh

    /Peter Griffin’d

  • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

    Does Myers use those fighting skills to beat up his wife?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    jeter says F You

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

    Maybe if Myers spent more time trying to get Jeter than hit him, he wouldn’t have a 4.50 ERA.

    • http://www.myspace.com/rbisportsradio Joey H.

      Well that’s just the Rocky Balboa in him.

  • WallyPipp

    I hope the old David Justice pre-Yankees chant’s return for Mr. Myers.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    that was a strike??

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

    Phillies have the “Best defense in Baseball” because they lead the league in ERRORS?

    Anyone have their team UZR handy?

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Meh. Well lets watch A-Rod tee off.

  • DreDog

    Just curious, but where do you think these baseball players find their hot wives?

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Don’t bother looking. They find the players. It’s called money.

      • DreDog

        Well, I can always hit the lotto.

    • John

      they just flash their stuff (as in their money and status as a ballplayer) on the street and at bars and elite restaurants, them gold-diggers come running.

  • Drew

    Could really use a teix message.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    So are you guys rooting for the Mets or the Sox? Personally it’s a win win for me.

    • yankw

      i don’t see how anyone could root for the sox it just doesn’t make sense the mets are in another league

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Agreed.

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        To make fun of the Met fans mostly.

    • Drew

      Not even close. Mets all the way.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      I dont get that. Essentially, the question is, do I hate the Mets more than I like the Yankees, and the answer is obviously no.

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        Obviously. But regardless of the outcome, I won’t loose any sleep. If the Mets win, then haha to the Sox. If the Sox win then haha look what we are dealing with. But of course I would love to watch the Sox suffer. Lets just say I am more concerned with the Yankees winning more than another game’s outcome

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    That hook looks awfully good tonight.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    anyone else see that hot blonde in the background behind tex?

  • Dave

    Fuck.

  • WesternYankeeFan

    That one hurt.

    • John

      yea it did (and TWSS)

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

    FUCK!

    • Alex

      ME!

  • Dave

    Is it just me, or does everyone else really, really want these games? Like, almost to the degree of redsox games.

    • WesternYankeeFan

      I want the Yanks to get Brett Myers. If they have to lose to a Phillies starter, couldn’t it be Hamels instead of Myers?

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        Not with CC on the mound Sunday it can’t.

    • John R

      Yeah, i know what you’re saying, they’re defending champs, how sweet would it be to win the series, or even sweep?

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

    Geez Louise.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Wow. AJ sucks. Ruiz? Really? This is a joke.

    • Drew

      Don’t jump off the bridge broski.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    fuck man

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

    Carlos Ruiz? Really?

  • Drew

    C’mon AJ. Buckle down.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    why the hell are there so many phillies fans?

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Same reason there are so many Red Sox fans.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      New York is kinda close to Philly.

    • Drew

      Have you been to stub hub? Lots of tix.

    • mustang

      New Stadium, lots of tickets on stub hub, fleet week in the city, and holiday weekend.

      • mustang

        also only a 3 hr car ride

  • Bob Stone

    Damn!!

  • WesternYankeeFan

    Throw more fastballs AJ!

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Open the door for CMW.

  • Drew

    I’m blaming the rough beginning on Cash!

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

      Whatever makes you sleep at night.

    • Bob Stone

      I agree – I don’t like the way he’s been calling games.

  • Arod, all the time

    JOKE!

    Selig needs to shut this little league field down, pronto. What a fuggin embarrassment.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Oh but when the Yankees mash the ball out of the park it’s all good right?

      • Arod, all the time

        The Yankees have a history of stadium design that supports their strength, in most cases: teams full of power-only DH’s. But this time they’re making a mockery of the game, so it’s different.

        ENOUGH! Shut the joke down!

        • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

          Oh yeah because they totally designed the ball park for the ball to fly out. Changing the dimensions and everything. Please examine what you are saying.

          • Arod, all the time

            I agree. That’s why they should shut it down, because its build was intentional.

            • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

              *ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM* Right over your head! Burn it down!!11! Burn it down!1!!1!!

              • Arod, all the time

                No, don’t burn it. Turn it into an amusement park or something. Think kids. Think those kids having a game of wiffle ball in a once-real ML stadium. Think of those kids hitting wiffle balls over the right field wall. Yeah, just like the babe! It’s perfect, I tell ya!

                • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

                  Okay. I had no idea you were being sarcastic.

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

      FINALLY, SOMEBODY MAKING SENSE!!

      And after we shut down Yankee stadium we can get them to all wear cotton uniforms, like George Costanza suggested. THAT’S WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS TEAM! POLYESTER!!!

      • LiveFromNewYork

        ietc

  • John

    let’s go offense!

  • Drew

    3 runs, 35 pitches!! Bring in Teh Wang!1!!

  • mustang

    3 runs in the homer park in the bronx is nothing.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Anyone else find the Mets’ lineup for this evening amusing and puzzling?

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

      They’re going to get swept.

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        I looked after they lost 3 in a row. And then the had Livan going the next day. The sheer difference between Yankees and Mets rotation’s. Every game the Yankees have a potential stopper going. And with the Mutts…

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

          and heaven forbid they get an injury or two. They’ll be throwing guys from the Long Island Ducks.

          Jose Lima Part 2?

          • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

            And how they gave Omar a 3 or 4 year extension is outrageous.

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

              They also have squat in their farm system, but that’s just an accident. Not something that Omar doesn’t believe in. Nahhhhhhh.

              That franchise will be a disaster in a few years, and somebody else will be rebuilding it.

          • Zack

            Beltran switched from CF to DH because of a sore knee, last thing they need

        • mustang

          You guys are so funny you just explain what the Yankees’ rotation was last year. How quickly we forget Sidney Ponson

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

      I do. Beltran at DH is laughable. By all means, play Sheff in the field.

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        I love how Fatcesa thinks Sheff is entitled to an off year at the ripe age of 40 last year.

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

        His knee was barking, and they’re short a few bats to begin with so they DH’d him.

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

          Ah, my bad then. Didn’t realize his knee was acting up.

          • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

            Still. That puts Sheff in there.

          • Drew

            Yepp it was last minute too. The original lineup had him in CF.

    • Drew

      Yepp we discussed it quite a bit earlier.
      They are winning though so..

    • mustang

      Yes, but can you really count on the Mets.

    • mustang

      Johan is just wasting a good career there he must be killing himself for signing with them.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Bring on the bandbox stories…

  • John

    From Jayson Stark:

    Data shows the wind effect might be less dramatic than popularly believed. For instance:

    Of the 70 outside-the-park home runs hit at the new park through Wednesday, only three were estimated to have carried an additional 10 feet or more because of wind. And all three were hit on the same day (April 18).

    Only 12 homers were estimated to have carried an extra 5 feet or more because of the wind (four of those 12 were just hit Tuesday and Wednesday, by the way) — but seven actually had their distance knocked down by 5 feet or more because they were hit into the wind.

    And of those 70 home runs, 27 would have been home runs in all 30 parks in baseball, 43 would have been homers in at least 25 of the 30 parks and all but 18 would have been home runs in at least 20 of the 30 parks. Just two were judged to have been homers only in Yankee Stadium.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Great find.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I’ve read similar things. I even heard some convoluted analysis from that annoying Russ guy on My 9 that showed that it’s a bit of a myth…

      And if it’s a hitter’s park, WE play there more than anyone else SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM???

      • John

        well, the opponent plays there at the same time too.

        Anyway, this shows that the hitters are simply hitting the ball well or the pitchers are just making a lot of mistakes.

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

      The important thing is to see how this place plays once the Old Stadium is torn down, because that will effect how the wind goes over top the Stadium. If they move the walls back this offseason, the place could very well turn into Petco once the old place is torn down.

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        Really? For some reason I can’t seem to understand how that works. Wouldn’t the demolition of the old park create more of a wind current making the balls fly out more?

        • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

          Isn’t it being torn down next year?

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

          Oh, I’m not saying it’ll definitely do that, I have no idea. I’m just saying it’s possible. The point is that the New Stadium isn’t in it’s final condition yet, we have to see how the demolition of the old place affects it.

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

        Right, they think that wind patterns will change then and some offsetting winds blowing IN will make it play like the old place.

        They still should restore the walls to their old curvature, or at least make them a bit higher.

        • woodchuuk

          right on…the ‘up to 9 feet closer’ thing is the main problem in right I believe.

  • pc69

    Well this is not going according to plan. When is AJ going to start pitching like he is in an opt out year or contract year because this Florida Marlin crap is killing us.

  • Drew

    How did I know Shef would do his thing up in Fenway? :)

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

    Mike A, help me out with this question.

    When the IFA deadline is over, the Yanks will have signed which players?

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

      I couldn’t tell you the name of one player on the market this year. I don’t pay attention to it until the Yanks sign some guys.

  • Drew

    Oh Johan, remember when you left the AL?

  • Dave

    AJ looks like Victor Zambrano out there

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

      Oh hells no, Victor Zambrano on his best was AJ today.

      • Dave

        Ok, exaggeration, but it looks like hes more “throwing” than pitching tonight.

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

      Speaking of Victor, Kazmir was put on the DL today.

      Still one of the worst trades in Baseball history. Had the Mutts NOT made that trade, they probably make the WS in 2006 and the playoffs each of the past two years. THEY would be the best team in town, and the Yanks would be playing catchup.

      • handtius

        I don’t think I would go that far.

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        So Kaz pitches in the bullpen for them is what you’re saying? If anything he wouldn’t have helped all that much being how he goes 5 innings a start.

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

          No, simply replace Kazmirs 3.24 ERA (& subtract .5 for the NL)144.2 IP with the season the got out of Zambrano (6.75 ERA 21.1 IP) and his replacements in the rotation (Olay Soler, Brain Bannister) and you have a FAR better team. Plus we can get into how the Playoffs played out, and they should beat the Cards with Kazmir going.

          http://www.baseball-reference......2006.shtml

      • John

        I read that somewhere, really similar wording too…maybe it’s just me

        • Bob Stone

          It’s not you – I read it here the other day – Almost word for word

          • John

            haha thought so

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

          No, that was me. I posted something similar in a thread the other night.

          I’m one of those guys who keeps saying things over and over till people want to strangle me. Its one of my charms.

          • John

            oh ok, i just remember reading something and didn’t remember when and from where/who

  • BigBlueAL

    Dunno if anyone knows, or cares, but Ive noticed no Jerry Remy on the NESN broadcasts lately, anyone know what is up????

    • Drew

      Health issues.

      • BigBlueAL

        Thats what I assumed. Even though I obviously hate the Red Sox I enjoy their broadcasts on NESN and Remy was the reason why. Hope he recovers soon.

    • Bob Stone

      Recovering from a bad bout of pneumonia. he had surgery for lung cancer last year.

  • Alex S

    hahaha guy behind harry kalas went nuts

  • John

    cash has one hit all year right? how horrible

    • handtius

      Why is Cash in a game to begin with? What’s the problem with giving Cervelli all the start till Po comes back? (besides like a game a week)

      And…nice way to work his pitch count guys.

      • steve (different one)

        either he starts tonight or tomorrow. take your pick.

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    this is awful…Brett Myers ain’t this good…in fact Brett Myers ain’t very good at all. Seventeen pitches last two innings good job Yanks

  • Dave

    Still waiting for that inevitable mike myers implosion I keep hearing about…

    • Dave

      err Brett Myers. Wow.

  • Dave

    Matt Stairs. Physical Specimen.

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    cash is terrible…at least call up someone who can block a ball behind the plate…how in the name of god did he catch tim wakefield

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Yeah wasn’t his main job catching Wake? Total adverse results.

      • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

        Yeah he hit a home run against the Yankees in a Wakefield start last year…I’d love to see him atone for that at some point

    • Dave

      Well looks like 2nd is free for the taking all night.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    AJ- nice job making a guy who hit .219 last year look like Johnny Bench tonight.

  • BigBlueAL

    Carlos Ruiz dominating this game.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Ruiz – new Yankee killer

  • Drew

    C’mon let’s get something going this inning.

    • Bob Stone

      Second that!!

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

    I wonder how Johan likes facing an AL East lineup. 53 pitches through 3.

    • Bob Stone

      with 5K’s

    • Zack

      That puts him on pace to finish 6+ innings

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      Hahaha… he moved to the NL at the perfect time in his career…lose a couple of MPH on the fastball, go to the NL and get paid, sounds pretty good to me

      • Zack

        he was going to get paid regardless, moving to the NL just gives him more dominant seasons before his numbers decline

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Okay folks. What are the circumstances under which you would be comfortable or want CMW in the game?

    • Bob Stone

      If it was already a blow out and CMW was mopping up.

    • Drew

      AJ gives up 8 runs and has 110 pitches in the 5th inning.

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

      If I didnt care if we win or lose anymore.

    • Zack

      If Wang pitches this game then that’s not a good sign

      • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

        12-0 Phillies in the 4th bring the wanger in

  • John

    If you could pick ONE player from all of baseball history to be on the Yanks right now, who would it be? Take into account the player being replaced (like is it worth having Gehrig replace Tex when we could have DiMaggio replace Melky/Gardy?)

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

      The Eck for the 8th inning, obviously.

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

        I’ll give you a very underrated one, that people never mention for the HOF but should.

        Dan Quisenberry.

  • Bob Stone

    Easy – Mantle for Melky/Gardner

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Am I seriously hearing boos to A-Rod?

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

    Keep watching it Alex, it might hit itself.

    • V

      The 1-1 curveball should have been called a ball, but the 1-2 fastball was a total meatball.

    • BigBlueAL

      LOL wow Mike showing frustration this early in the game!!!! I like it!!!!

  • yankees=warriors

    Is this the first time our players have faced Meyers?

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    This curve. Oh my. I heard someone on WFAN that said if his curve was on tonight it was going to be a LONG night.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    GOLD GLOVE!

  • pc69

    Wow. Bats are a little slow tonight. 2 on, lets see a base hit and get on the board.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Maybe they are just sizing up the big hook. It looks incredibly hittable.

  • V

    I hate ‘patience’ that comes with watching hanging curveballs in 1-0 counts.

  • Drew

    It’s okay, at least Robbie is hitting 7th.

    • V

      Didn’t he prove yesterday that he should be batting higher in the order?

      Put him in at #5. Keep him there. Cano > Matsui. Cano > Swisher.

      • Drew

        +1.

  • BigBlueAL

    Honestly no pitcher should ever throw Swisher a fastball. Anything that is not a fastball and Swisher has no chance in hell. Also please stop putting him ahead of Cano in the lineup!!!!

    • Zack

      seperating the lefty bats in the lineup

      • Drew

        Soooo…. switch Cano and Matsui.

        • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

          Please make that switch.

      • BigBlueAL

        Thats the most overrated aspect of a lineup. Matsui and Cano can hit LH fine. So you base a lineup for what might happen in the 7th or 8th innings rather than the first 5 or 6??

  • Drew

    Mets 3-1!

    • Drew

      4-1

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    Well at least they didn’t go on < 10 pitches this time

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

      They’re getting there, just sizing him up.

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        Then Bombs away.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Well he has settled in nicely. How many pitches?

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    Burnett’s curveball = hammer from god…too bad he didn’t have a fastball for the 1st 2 innings

  • pc69

    Ok, Burnett seems to have settled down. Now need to get those bats going. Very weak swings so far.

    • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

      Settled down to what? A nice hot shower?

  • John

    Howard HR here?

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      HA! Up yours ;)

      • John

        it was a jinx

    • Drew

      Umm. What?

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Okay. Lets not make a mistake here. Get him to roll over one and get out of the inning.

  • pc69

    God I wish Tex was a gold glove fielder.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Que?

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

    I’m sorry, but anyone that says defense is underrated is just retarded. Tex has saved the Yanks who knows how many runs this year.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      After watching him play and watching the Rays OF, I can’t come close to saying its underrated.

    • John

      you mean whoever says its overrated?

  • V

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  • Accent Shallow

    Really? Werth?

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      He is a dangerous hitter…you can’t leave pitches up like that

  • handtius

    what the balls, what the fucking balls.

    • handtius

      Fucking DITTO

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    CMW it is.

    • Drew

      Not yet.

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    again…seriously…does cash know anything?

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

      I’m sorry, I didn’t realize Cash threw that pitch.

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

    Can the Raul Ibanez dick sucking festival stop soon?

    • Accent Shallow

      Not when he has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown!

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Since he has emerged as an everyday player he’s been very consistent. So now he’ll break out at the ripe age of 36. Tehh Roids.

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

    Ooof. 5 more years of this shit.

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

      Let’s not judge a five year contract on the first nine starts, mmmkay?

  • Drew

    Aysh

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Let’s start using humidors

  • Bob Stone

    This has gotten ugly early!

  • V

    Pull him, put Wang in.

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

      THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!!!

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    AJ only has 2 pitches…if one isn’t working he’s screwed

  • BigBlueAL

    OK I’ll be the first to say it, Derek Lowe shouldve been signed instead of AJ!!!! Espcially playing in the HR friendly new Yankee Stadium (granted obviously nobody knew it was gonna be like this).

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Yeah like the HR friendly Yankee stadium was planned. That homer was out of the parks of the 1920′s

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

      This is all Mike A’s fault.

      He joins MLBTR and we start losing.

  • pc69

    Looks like the streak ends and a new one will have to start tomorrow. Burnett lost whatever he had at the beginning of the inning.

  • dudes

    THROW SOME MORE F***ING CURVES AJ!!!

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    AJ Igawa

    • Slu

      I’ll admit to an LOL.

  • John

    one batter too late, I knew a HR was coming. If not Howard, then its Werth

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    who cares how many people he k’s if all the hits he gives up are HR’s?

  • handtius

    Where’s the guy who said Doc changed him? Got him to realize he doesn’t have to throw threw a wall if he locates. He’s locating alright, right into the Phillies bats.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Especially with the generous umpire today. He has to realize he can go corner to corner.

  • Drew

    5-0 people. The game is far from over.

    • handtius

      I don’t think it’s over, I’m just a little put off by these runs scored against us.

  • yankees=warriors

    I think not being able to hit Meyers is worse than watching AJ implode.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Howard and Utley haven’t even joined in the act yet.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Time to start capitalizing on these errors. Or else it will be the game of missed chances.

    • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

      Yeah, I’m sure Cash will make them pay.

      • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

        thought so.

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

    Seven strikeouts: good.
    Five runs: bad.

  • John

    too late for AJ to develop another pitch?

    • Drew

      Get over it dude. Go to a phillies blog.

  • pc69

    The bats fell asleep tonight. WTF!

  • Drew

    Too early to PH for Cash? lol

    • handtius

      i’d ph with cervelli.

  • Dave

    Cash = The Jose Veras of the position players.

    • Drew

      False, with Veras you don’t know what you’re getting.

    • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

      Cash = the last guy picked on a playground

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    this game may get close but it just doesn’t feel like the Yankees have a chance in hell…I’d bet its turns out to be one of those deceiving win shares charts

  • jonathan

    How is Brett Myers doing this to us?

  • V

    Cash is not a major leaguer.

  • yankees=warriors

    Once Posada or Molina comes back, can we just release Cash?