Game 44: Lefties battle in rubber match

Pitchers frustrated by new Stadium
Game 44 Spillover Thread

Today marks the final game of a marvelous homestand. The Yankees have taken eight of nine games, and look to take the final one against the Phillies. They’ll send out their best to take care of it, as CC Sabathia will take the mound. He has started two career games against the Phillies, none of which came last season while in the NL with the Brewers. Well, except in the NLDS, and that wasn’t a pretty start. Otherwise he’s allowed seven runs over 12.2 innings, something he’ll look to improve on today.

The Phillies will counter with their best, sending out young lefty Cole Hamels. He is a Verducci Rule candidate this year, after tossing 227.1 innings last year before pitching through the playoffs. He’s been off to a slow start this year, pitching to a 4.95 ERA over seven starts, though that’s mainly a product of his first two appearances. Since then he’s been just fine, as he hasn’t allowed more than three runs in any start since April 23. The Yankees offense, however, is better than any he’s faced so far this year.

Nick Swisher gets a much-needed day off today. He showed some signs of life late in the week, but has looked pretty terrible over the past couple of games. He still has only four hits since May 12. Hopefully getting the day off and then hitting the road will get him back on track.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number fifty-two, CC Sabathia.

Pitchers frustrated by new Stadium
Game 44 Spillover Thread
  • CP3

    I think Joe’s doing a good job by moving down swish yesterday and matsui down today.

    • steve (different one)

      it’s probably more about stacking lefties than any sort of message to matsui.

      still, Swisher needs a day off. he’s sucked for a month.

  • southernyankeefan

    i totally have a raging clue about this game

    • 27 this year

      ??

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

      IETC.

  • 27 this year

    Teixeira’s average is already back up to around .265. Considering the slow start, he has really turned it on and let’s see how much better he can do.

    • 27 this year

      One more thing, it really bothers me how the defense sets him up like a dead pull hitter. Once he slumps on the left side, he won’t get any hits because hitting to a part of the ballpark with an extra defender just makes it even harder. That killed Giambi because it is already hard to hit .300 but hitting .300 with an extra defender is downright impossible.

      • Zack

        Use the whole field and it wont be a problem?

      • cult of basebaal

        of course, they stack the left side because they pitch him in such a way to force him to hit to the left side.

        if he can go the other way on the pitch, it’s because they made a mistake …

        • Accent Shallow

          But those mistakes are inevitable. Pitchers aren’t going to be able to throw every pitch inside.

        • Zack

          That would mean that you should use the shift for every left hander and that doesnt happen

  • Accent Shallow

    It’s so nice to have a legitimate ace.

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

      Seriously.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Good start for cc.

  • EvoLuTioN

    C mothafuckin C

  • EvoLuTioN

    jeter is so suave. even though he has no range to left

  • JobaWockeeZ

    But I thought based on his first start CC was teh bust?!?!?

    • Zack

      i expected him to go 34-0

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

        41-0. I expected him to make every start on three days rest.

  • EvoLuTioN

    Time to jump on Hamels please :D

  • EvoLuTioN

    great job jeter!

  • Accent Shallow

    You know when Jeter pulls the ball, you’ve done something wrong.

    • EvoLuTioN

      true.dat

  • Accent Shallow

    Does Johnny shave down his handles or something? Or is it the awkward swing?

  • EvoLuTioN

    we need this arod, lets go :D

  • EvoLuTioN

    lol melky.

  • Accent Shallow

    Three swinging strikes in one at-bat. Gorgeous.

  • dkidd

    jason werth just enjoyed the platinum ownership experience

  • EvoLuTioN

    DAT C.C.

    • Zack

      CC dont likes periods

      • CP3

        cuz he doesn’t have a ____________

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

    Fuck. And again. Double fuck on that one.

  • V

    Wow, Matsui, what was that swing??? That was ball 4 you idiot.

  • Accent Shallow

    I was expecting that at-bat to end in either a K or a DP. I got both.

  • cjc

    matsui looks like shit right now strikes out on ball 4 AGAIN

  • Drew

    At least it was a good AB.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well here’s the Matsui is teh suxor comments above that I’ve been talking about last time.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Oh and I wasn’t referencing your comment btw Drew. the comments above you in case I made that confusing -_-

        • Drew

          haha true. I was like what the hell!

        • Drew

          Damnit CC! Can’t even keep the perfect game going!! teh bust

          • Drew

            Crap that was suppose to be a new comment

      • Drew

        What are you talking about bro, I said it was a good AB?

  • V

    If there was any question on whether or not this is the last year of his career, Matsui is quickly answering it.

    • Accent Shallow

      Probably his last year as a Yankee, unless the Yankees would be interested in him as a DH on the bench/pinch-hitter (unlikely).

      I doubt it’s the end of his career, though. He’s incredibly streaky. I just hope his power comes back.

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

        I dunno, he’s a DH exclusively nowadays, how many team’s need a DH?

        • pat

          Besides teh sox?

  • Drew

    3 friggin jackasses up in the boothe.

  • CP3

    snort

  • dkidd

    cc is fun to watch

  • Accent Shallow

    Charlie M,

    Thanks for playing Bruntlett over Utley.

  • sweet

    al leiter is the man

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

    Eh, dinky little nubber back up the middle.

  • UWS

    Holy cow, there’s a deluge of biblical proportions at Fenway!

  • CP3

    WOW

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

    Well that escalated quickly.

  • cjc

    ugh why

  • V

    Brett Gardner should not be playing CF.

  • Accent Shallow

    BS.

  • UWS

    WTF just happened?

    • UWS

      Ugh.

    • V

      Brett Gardner is not a major league outfielder.

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

    Eh, with two outs you really shoulda fielded that one on a hop, Brett.

    • Drew

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. Especially with CC dealing.

  • EvoLuTioN

    GOD DAMMIT

  • V

    Blegh.

  • Drew

    Craptasticnessly

  • cjc

    shit

  • CP3

    That shows you how much of a dck Gardner is

  • EvoLuTioN

    brett gardner isn’t a good defensive CF, no matter how people put it. He has never been one, never will. Plus he has a SHIT arm

    • V

      Agreed. I have no clue why Gardner gets CF and Melky RF when they both play. Melky is superior to Gardner.

      • Accent Shallow

        Because Melky has the arm to play RF?

    • cjc

      but he’s so fast

  • V

    And that Ruiz single pisses me off, lol.

  • EvoLuTioN

    should be an single+error not a double

    • V

      They called that a double??!

      • EvoLuTioN

        yeah, according to gameday, fucking retarded

  • EvoLuTioN

    MAKE SOME WEBGEMS

    BE CONSIDERED AWESOME CF

  • dkidd

    we’re winning this game

    9-1 homestand

    • John

      let’s hope so

    • Accent Shallow

      Wouldn’t surprise me. Hamels has looked just a little off, so if they can prevent him settling down, we could have some runs.

  • EvoLuTioN

    Jimmy Rollins doubles(9) on a line drive to right fielder Melky Cabrera, deflected by center fielder Brett Gardner. Carlos Ruiz scores. Two out.

    LOL

  • Mike Pop

    Brett Gardner will redeem himself.

    • EvoLuTioN

      doesn’t matter, doesn’t change the fact that he isn’t a good CF.

  • Mike Pop

    Dat a boy, Cisco.

  • Drew

    Should’ve bunted!

  • EvoLuTioN

    cervelli!!!

    Cervelli SHITS ON cash in every which way.

    • Mike Pop

      If Cash was Trot Nixon, he’d like that.

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

    I’m impressed by how quickly Cervelli turned on that. Well done.

  • John

    CERVELLI! cmon Gardner make up for your mistake

  • BigBlueAL

    After that double by Cervelli, Cash will start the entire series in Texas.

    • Some call me…tim

      Don’t even joke…

  • CP3

    Johan is pretty good

  • Accent Shallow

    Hilarious text poll.

    Lee if up there with Santana, Sabathia, and Hamels? Really?

  • V

    1) Santana
    2) Sabathia
    3) Hamels
    4) Lee

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

      Agreed.

    • UWS

      One of these is not like the others….

  • Drew

    MUCHOS better AB’s we’ve seen from brett compared to the beginning of the year.

  • EvoLuTioN

    yankees need to jump on this gay cowboy

  • V

    Good job getting back Cervelli.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    The poll question is so stupid. Cliff Lee over Bedard?

    • Mike Pop

      What about Lester?

      Shouldn’t he be E?

      • V

        Heh, true.

        1) Santana
        2) Sabathia
        3) Hamels
        4) Bedard
        5) Lester
        6) Lee

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        If ESPN asked about the best lefty in the game, he would be on the list.

        • Mike Pop

          A: Jon Lester
          B: Johan Santana
          C: Jon Lester
          D: Hideki Okajima
          E: Josh Beckett

          That’a boy, Damon!

          • V

            ICWUDT.

  • Drew

    Haha jackass

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

    Nasty changeup from Hamels.

  • EvoLuTioN

    why are home plate umps so stubborn with not checking with another ump who has such a better view?

    • V

      Egos.

    • Accent Shallow

      Can’t let the players dictate how you do your job.

      • EvoLuTioN

        shouldn’t even have to involve the player there

    • cjc

      its retarded same with having a five minute meeting before replay like in Boston last night just get it right screw your ego’s

  • cjc

    damonic

  • EvoLuTioN

    attaboy damon.

    lets go teix!

  • V

    Damon FTW.

  • EvoLuTioN

    we need to get CC those runs back since it was barely his fault

  • dkidd

    try that again, hamels. i dare you

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    It’s still 2-1. This sucks! I can’t believe we’re going to get swept by the Phillies.

    /quaid’d

  • UWS

    Blergh.

  • cjc

    goddamn it

  • EvoLuTioN

    not again…what the fck was damon thinking there

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Jeez he tried to tie it. Most cases a single is enough to get you home and Damon has speed. Damn, seriously?

  • Mike Pop

    Damn, man.

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

    That’s twice this series Damon’s been thrown out at home. I think someone needs to tell Rob Thompson it’s okay to hold him up at third when A-Rod’s due up.

    • BigBlueAL

      I guess Thompson has been talking to Bobby Meacham recently.

  • V

    Bah. Shouldn’t have done that with ARod up.

  • southernyankeefan

    damn Damon gunned down twice this series.

  • EvoLuTioN

    that was just dumb baserunning

  • BigBlueAL

    Fucking 2nd time this series Damon gets fried at home.

  • dkidd

    good play by ruiz

  • EvoLuTioN

    thompson got some lessons from windmill meacham

  • Some call me…tim

    …JD just isn’t that fast…

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Thompson has been great so far, but that was a rough send.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    I am not watching the game. Who’s fault was it? Did Thompson wave him in or did Johnny run a stop sign?

    • UWS

      I don’t think it was anyone’s fault. Werth made a great play and Ruiz did too.

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        Ok. Thank you.

      • EvoLuTioN

        trying to score from second on a hard single to werth who has a great arm?

        hardly a smart play

        • JobaWockeeZ

          So have you ever seen a baseball game or in particular this baseball game? Because I’ve only seen you complain about this play but not caring when we scored our first run.

          Hardly a smart play? Most of the time IT’S A RUN.

  • EvoLuTioN

    what the hell was damon trying to do there? thats sad

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LMFAO. We get like 15 comments on how Damon sucks at baserunning. And we get THREE comments on how he scored Cervelli. Sometimes I really really hate the Yankee fanbase. I don’t even think Sox fans do this with ortiz.

    • EvoLuTioN

      who said he sucks at baserunning? just stated the obvious, that play was dumb.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        And again most of the time that is usually a run.

        • EvoLuTioN

          how? werth has a GUN for an arm. don’t even need a scouting report to know that. it was a bullet hit directly at werth

          • JobaWockeeZ

            In general a single can get you home from second. Damon tried it but he got gunned down. It isn’t the end of the damn world.

            • EvoLuTioN

              i’m not saying its the end of the world, but you keep saying “in most cases”, “in general”

              theres a reason there are scouting reports, werth doesn’t have a “general” arm

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Alright I will agree. He does have a great arm. But trying to tie the game is not the worst thing in the world. It’s one run, we’ll easily overcome this.

          • UWS

            With two outs, a 3-2 count and Johnny’s speed, I’d take that chance. I don’t think it was a poor play by the Yankees at all, Werth had to make a perfect play and he did.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      He got a curtain call after his first homerun.

    • BigBlueAL

      I dont think Papi has been booed once this season in Fenway.

      • UWS

        Oh he has been. Numerous times lately.

      • cjc

        he was last night

    • Some call me…tim

      I’m just guessing :
      Cervelli is at least as fast as Damon
      Damons hit was better (in terms of allowing a runner to score) than Texs
      Arod wasn’t up next

  • dkidd

    i miss larry bowa

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW easy question its Fernando Tatis.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I’m getting the game with a time lapse of about 2 or 3 minutes, so Jeopardy style:

      “Who was the only player to hit two grand slams in aone inning?”

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

    Another piece of cake trivia question. They’re throwing meatballs this year.

  • Accent Shallow

    Mayberry worries me here.

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

    fernando tatis

  • UWS

    Did they get Mayberry Sr right this time?

  • Accent Shallow

    Are we sure that’s John Mayberry, and not just some random Phillies fan who happens to be black?

    Hopefully CC understands that you shouldn’t walk Happy Pete.

  • dkidd

    YES: John Mayberry Jr is the son of John Mayberry
    FOX: John Mayberry Jr is the son of any black man over the age of 40

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Off topic, but they just showed Don Zimmer on MLB network’s Prime 9 and the byline said “Red Sox coach 74-76”.

    WTF!?!?!? Seriously!?!?

    • UWS

      ….

  • CP3

    Hey I’m just wondering is Hamels fastball always 89-91?

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Impossible. If that were the case he would be a bust.

    • cjc

      I don’t recall seeing him throw much harder than 92

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

        I remember seeing him pump 94-95 in the playoffs last year. Of course FOX’s gun could have just been hot.

        • John

          so throws 89-91 but can touch 94-95, seems right as I remember him throwing mostly 89-90 in the playoffs.

  • dkidd

    nasty nasty change up

  • EvoLuTioN

    Off topic but,
    Nick Johnson was a late scratched from Sunday’s lineup against the Orioles.
    Maybe a trade? But this is Nick Johnson, so it’s a whole lot safer to assume there’s an injury of some sort. Josh Willingham started in Johnson’s place, with Adam Dunn moving to first

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      I was actually watching that game, they said he just doesn’t feel well today. Although that could just be what they’re telling the media.

      • dkidd

        “doesn’t feel well”? how is the nephew of larry bowa such a girlie man?

        • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

          Maybe it’s easier to catch a head cold or something similar when your head is enormous.

          • dkidd

            lol

            brett gardner catches head pneumonia

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    That was a great change.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    When Ortiz strikes out vs. Redding, you know that there is a problem.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      He blew a fastball by him right down the heart of the plate too. He’s cooked.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Wow. Really?

    Kevin Youkilis the best right handed hitter in the American League?

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      As Tim Redding strikes him out. Nice.

    • Drew

      Top 3:
      Youkilis
      Pedroia
      Lowell

      • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

        I think you have to throw Jacoby Ellsbury in the mix.

        • cjc

          no way thats too much grit

          • cjc

            and he’s left handed which screws the whole right handed thing up

            • John

              that’s what makes his point funny part…earlier Mike Pop said the top lefty’s were:
              A: Jon Lester
              B: Johan Santana
              C: Jon Lester
              D: Hideki Okajima
              E: Josh Beckett

        • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

          And come on, what about Nick Green!

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

        No no no. Youkilis, Pedroia, then Bay and Lowell tied for third.

        • UWS

          Varitek and Nick Green should be in there somewhere too.

  • Drew

    Get em in Melk!

  • EvoLuTioN

    yanks should bring in Wang to face Ortiz :lol:

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    How great would Francesa’s show be on Monday if the Mets sweep? He gave them no chance to take one game. Not even one.

    • Drew

      In his defense, the Sox are the best team ever assembled.

      • cjc

        gritty gutty

    • pc69

      Francesa, the Glenn Beck of sports talk.

  • pc69

    Well, much calmer today as no yardwork deadline and can watch the game. CC is looking good.

  • CP3

    atleast hamels pitch count is up

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s frustrating. He’s not totally sharp, but so far he has limited the damage.

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

        That’s what separates the best from everyone else.

  • UWS

    Tim Redding is rocking a small dead animal on his chin, Youk-style. Eww.

  • dkidd

    remember redding’s emergency start at fenway as a yankee?

    not pretty

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

      **Shudders**

      Remember Darrell May? Ugh.

      • UWS

        Don’t. Just….don’t.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        Didn’t they both come over in the same trade? For Quantrill IIRC.

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

          Yep, I do believe you are correct.

          • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

            Trivia for you: Who did the Yankees get back when they traded Sterling Jotchcock to the Cardinals?

            • Accent Shallow

              I can’t tell if “Jotchcock” is a bad attempt at a putdown nickname, or just a typo.

              • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                Me = FAIL at typing. Was supposed to be “Hitchcock”

    • Ivan

      It was one of those hide the women and children starts.

  • Ivan

    Come on Matsui.

    • cjc

      contact baby steps baby steps

  • dkidd

    dentian hr by castro

  • Drew

    Castro ftw!

  • Ivan

    75 pitches already for Hamels. Good job yanks.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Ramon Castro!

    But YSIII is teh bandbox!!11!1!!

    • Drew

      Lol, that was probably 300 ft if the wall wasn’t there.

  • pc69

    No HR’s so far. Good pitching and good pitch location seems to control those HR’s, which is not the case at Coors field.

  • dkidd

    we’re winning this game

    let’s go!!!

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

    I love this Sabathia character. He’s got a future in this game.

    • dkidd

      ken rosenthal just broke the story:

      cc is john mayberry’s father

    • Drew

      Too flashy for me.

    • Ivan

      And he’s black.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Jason Bay’s Gameday photo really makes me laugh. he really looks just like Canadians in South Park do. It’s scary.

    • dkidd

      my father-in-law is from trail, jason bay’s home town. the only jobs there are smelting zinc. it’s the scranton of canada

      • cjc

        sooooooooooo they sell paper

        • dkidd

          it’s the allentown of canada? it’s scranton without jim and pam

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Ha. David Wright knocked that Fat Sawx Fan™ back in his seat.

  • UWS

    Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

    • Drew

      +1

    • John

      IETC

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

    And the real Tim Redding shows up in Fenway.

  • UWS

    Tim Redding vs. Mike Lowell…yes, that ended as you might expect.

  • Drew

    He is fast as a MFer

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Sounds like a lot of Phillies fans. Anyone been there for this series?

    • dkidd

      was there friday. tons of phillie fans, most of them drunken women

  • cjc

    Jacoby beats that out

  • John

    if only Gardner can go on a 18-game hit streak

  • CP3

    the key in this game is to get Hamels out of the games as quickly as possible.

  • Accent Shallow

    And the Yankees somehow bring the lead run to the plate!

    • John

      unless we have to face Madsen

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        ?

        • John

          whoops, wrong place to reply.

    • cjc

      this team just keeps fighting amazing display almost as much grit as the sawx

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Maichael Kay just called it a pitchers duel. The next inning will have at least 5 runs scored between the two clubs.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      “Hamels is having a near perfect game. CC is having an almost near perfect game.”

  • Accent Shallow

    An interesting note in re: Wang’s windup on the LH Yankees Blog.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/05/24/game-44-phillies-at-yankees/

  • UWS

    What on earth made the Mets think signing Tim Redding was a good idea?

    • UWS

      Oh wait, they’re the Mets. Nevermind.

  • Ivan

    When the Sox does something it’s all grit, when the yanks do something, they have amazing talent. Bias no?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Nope, just the truth. Have seen how much eye black the Sox use? That’s grit.

      • cjc

        don’t forget the 5’oclock shadows

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

    They got lucky, Victorino should be on second.

    • Accent Shallow

      See if CC can turn that into a DP.

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

      Eh, didn’t matter anyway.

  • John

    Last night, the ESPN headline said “Mets edge Sox” when Papelbon blew the lead and when it’s Rivera, it’s always “Rivera blows the game as Yanks lose again.”

    As many said last night, NO ONE gave a damn (at least not as much) when Papelbon came yelling out of the dugout as it’s a huge deal when Joba fist pumps to end a crucial inning.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Are you saying there is bias in the media and especially ESPN???

  • Shdwrptr

    And Ortiz drops below .200

  • Accent Shallow

    Did Ibanez take offense to everyone saying how bad is contract is?

  • cjc

    when exactly does Ibanez cool down jesus

  • Ivan

    Bad pitch by CC

  • John

    I started LMAO when I read this from Kim Jones Chat on her blog:

    7:13[Comment From D.]
    What are the odds we see you get a pie in the face this year?
    7:13
    Not good. I mean, it’s not like I’ll win a game.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      HA! Kim FTW

    • LiveFromNewYork

      There was an article on Onion Sports about the bandbox and it quoted a fan as saying she hit a homerun from her seat and she still doesn’t know how it happened. Hilarious.

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

    Those 15 seconds of silence on YES were glorious.

  • pc69

    Anyone know what they hell all the booing is about? Fucking retarded.

    • cjc

      Ibanez I think

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

    Oy vay, Cervelli has to be careful there. He’s lucky that ball didn’t go into left.

  • CP3

    Is the upcoming half inning going to do be the last inning for Hamels.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Depends on how they use him, and how the inning goes- Yankees get a baserunner, and Phils dont use him much more than 105 pitches, and that’s probably it for him.

  • dkidd

    huge k

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Why are people suddenly booing at Yankee Stadium? I don’t remember any years where people got boo’d unless they were cold for weeks or Carl Pavano.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Trying to drown out Philly fans- they were cheering the run, so it needed to be covered.

  • dkidd

    let’s get hamels out of there and turn this into a rout

  • JJ

    Would be nice if Yanks could get going here – the walk-offs are beyond exciting but hard to always save the offense for last-minute magic

  • Drew

    GO MUTS!

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Bad Wakefield has shown, good the Mets have their #6 hitter up…..Jeremy Reed.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      And now I feel pretty stupid.

  • Jake

    insane….simply insane

  • cjc

    hmmmmmmmmm broke his bat

  • dkidd

    broken bat HR. wow

  • V

    Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a broken bat homerun before.

    • DreDog

      I once saw Brian Downing do it once.

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

      Andruw Jones did it a few years back.

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

    Holy crap. Mark Teixeira just broke his bat and hit the ball out.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW. Just WOW.

  • John

    Alright TEX…let’s keep this going.

  • BigBlueAL

    Arod will be happy to see Hamles out of the game.

  • John

    Ouch Alex is getting owned by Hamels.

  • Accent Shallow

    How bad does A-Rod want to see someone else pitching?

  • cjc

    what kind of douche boos Arod after yesterday seriously wtf is wrong with people

    • Thomas A. Anderson

      Doen’t that make your skin crawl for being in the same fanbase as those douchebags?

      On a lighter note, that Tex homerun was absurd. Snapped his bat in half and damn near hit that past the first section of the outfield. Holy hell.

      Perhaps the baseballs are being wound a hell of a lot tighter this season that in the past. No ballpark at sea level should have this dramatic an impact in power. I can’t believe the stadium is the only reason for this.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Easy, they’re not Yankee fans even if they root for the Yankees.

  • Drew

    Can’t believe Teix is hitting 271 already

  • Drew

    You see that kid clapping at the ballboy? What a jackass

  • John

    He’s just struggling until JoPo returns…but he does have a .431 wOBA

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Great AB by Melky. That also makes sure that Hamels is done after this.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    B.E.A.S.T.

  • EvoLuTioN

    matsui is not looking good

  • Jake

    IETM

    I enjoy this Melky

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Matsui’s bat looks really slow lately.

    • pc69

      you could get him out on fastballs at 92+ that are low and away…. Or for extra fun climb the ladder and the same results.

  • cjc

    hideki ugh

  • UWS

    OMG, Matsui is making it very difficult for me to like him.

  • John

    Quien es ese numero cincuenta y tres?

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

    CC Sabathia is pitching in the 7th inning and I’m not worried he’s going to blow up and give up a zillion runs. When’s the last time I could say that about a Yanks’ starter?

    • Drew

      Wang?

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

        No, definitely not.

        • Drew

          When Wang was pitching in the 7th he was usually cruising.

    • John

      1998?

  • John

    How fast is CC throwing as of this inning?

    • cjc

      mid ninties

      • John

        awesome

    • Drew

      95

  • V

    Just noticed on that replay – Ruiz’s back foot is out of the batter’s box. Isn’t that an automatic out?

    • cjc

      never ever gets called

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Except it happened to me once.

        /
        Leiter’d

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

      Yeah, Damon does that shit all the time.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      That’s one of the rules that never gets enforced unless its really egregious, like touching 2nd base on a double play.

      Damon is pretty close to breaking that rule every ab

  • John

    I love how CC is a horse and all but he is incredibly efficient too. 100 pitches in 7 innings is great and he does this consistently. He is by far the most efficient Yankee I’ve seen in a while.

  • CP3

    tell me hamels doesn’t come out for the 7th