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

    Like I said: Phil Hughes messes with Texas.

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

    64 pitches through 5 IP. Phil should go at least 7.

    • Nick L

      maybe more, hes had some quick innings

      • 65hughes

        complete game shut out

  • ledarthdavidisrael

    we should see if they will swap that SS and some for hughes. Or wait do only the yankees cop pitchers cause they pitch well against them??(see AJ)

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Is this a joke?

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

        No. There’s a segment of the Yankee fan base (led as usual by Mike Francesa) that is convinced that Hughes is nothing more than trade bait. And that not trading him for Santana was the biggest mistake Cashman has ever made.

    • Nick L

      ?

      • ledarthdavidisrael

        yes its a joke. I be on here everyday saying hughes is > your favorite pitcher

    • Tom Zig

      Signing AJ was worth an immediate extra 2-3 wins a year since we never have to face him.

    • Accent Shallow

      Even if this is serious, the Rangers are in love with Andrus and I’m not sure if they’d do that deal. Although apparently Hughes is untouchable in Arlington.

  • yankees=warriors

    Great to see Hughes dealing again!

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

    Thought Damon was gonna get rung up there.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Who is more stupid, Dustin Pedroia for having a chip on his shoulder because he has Napolean Complex or Ian Kinsler because he has Pedroia Complex?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      see Russian dolls

    • Accent Shallow

      Explain?

      Is Kinsler mad at the world because he’s short, or because he’s not Dustin Pedroia?

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        He’s mad because Dustin Pedroia started over him in college. Now Pedroia gets the accolades and he is an underappreciated success, mainstream wise.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          That’s not the whole story, though – Pedroia was being an epic douche about it (shocking, I know) when it happened.

  • yankees=warriors

    What’s the deal with Kris Benson’s wife?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist
      • yankees=warriors

        Wow, HOT!
        But I heard she’s done some crazy stuff, any idea what?

        • Will

          She had a terrible boob job done, thats for sure.

          Also, she said the Met’s were creating a Latino-only team.

        • Accent Shallow

          Marry a mediocre pitcher?

          • yankees=warriors

            LOL!!!

  • Jake

    Tex eats bats for breakfast

  • cjc

    what it stayed in the park wuss

  • John

    Mike, what hurts more: a 0-2 hit or a walk after starting 0-2?

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

      Definitely a walk because that’s the pitcher’s fault. A hitter could hit a good 0-2 pitch and there’s nothing you can do about it.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Just so you know, Mike didn’t post this thread. I did. Hence the “By Benjamin Kabak” under the post title. But if you’re just asking to ask Mike, carry on.

      • John

        Sorry Ben but in the last thread Mike said that 0-2 hits hurt so I asked him.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          No worries. I just wanted to make sure you were asking Mike and not the thread author. :)

          • ledarthdavidisrael

            you mad son, mikes got all the fans

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

    A-Rod is unimpressed by Kris Benson’s existence.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Arod…you love being back in Tehas doncha?

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

    Geez, I’m really worried about how well A-Rod will come back from this hip issue. I hope it doesn’t sap his power.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He’s pretty much done.

    • Accent Shallow

      Sarcasm is appreciated, but Kris Benson is Kris Benson.

    • RichYF

      A-Rod is such a stat padder. Too bad he never gets hits when the game is on the line.

      This team is a joke. Beating up on teams other than the Red Sox. Who do they think they are? I guess they missed the memo that the only wins that count during the regular season are ones vs. the Sox. Losing to bad teams is terrible enough, but beating them is even worse.

      Season’s over boys. Pack it up.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        Lombardi’d.

  • manimal

    Guys don’t underestimate the Rangers, they only need a touchdown and a field goal to tie it.

  • John

    When did Alex become friends with Andrus or was that Kinsler who tipped him that pitch?

  • YankeeScribe

    Tex and A-Rod can only be contained for so long. If they are both hot at the same time, I feel sorry for opposing teams’ pitchers…

  • sam munkes

    Arod bringing his avg up by 50 points!!!!

    • manimal

      From .184 to .264

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

        .246

        • manimal

          Numberpad-owned. Your right, .246

      • Dave

        Dyslexia is a terrible, terrible disease.

      • Bob Stone

        From .189 to .246

    • sam munkes

      make that 70 points (.189 – .259)

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Phranchise to offense: you like me, you really like me!

  • Accent Shallow

    So far, this game has been extremely enjoyable. Unless you’re Robinson Cano, who has two solidly hit outs.

    • manimal

      Pena hit the crap out of the ball but he only has warning track power, I’d imagine he’s pretty pissed as well.

      • Some call me…tim

        That’s a three run homer at YSIII.

  • cuponoodles

    Tex and A-Rod are the new Manny and Papi…but they can also do other things too…like play baseball.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      and pull up their pants.

    • Tom Zig

      Defense, you mean

    • John

      best defensive (and offensive of course) 3-4 in the Majors?

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Nah, probably Tampa.

        • Accent Shallow

          I’d give Tex the edge over Pena. A-Rod v. Longoria is tougher, since Longoria is the better defender and while A-Rod has the better track record as a hitter, he’s also coming off major surgery and Longoria has plenty of time to mature.

  • Ivan

    Nolan Ryan really looks like a redneck Texan.

  • yankees=warriors

    Man are the Jays slipping fast!
    I know the game isn’t over yet, but losing to the Orioles too?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      The Orioles were due for something.

    • Bob Stone

      They’re cruising to their 7th loss in a row

    • cjc

      BJ Ryan = cooked

  • zs190

    The Jays are fading so fast now that they are starting to play against AL East teams.

  • Ivan

    Anyboy ever gonna break Ryan’s K record?

    • John

      Brackman!

    • Bob Stone

      No

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

      I doubt it.

    • zs190

      No way

    • Bob Stone

      No one unless Randy Johnson pitches another 5 years and that isn’t going to happen.

    • Daddy Yankee

      no.

    • Sam

      Melvin Croussett

  • Nick L

    i love how hughes points up at every pop up, even if its in the outfield, hes the man.

    • Accent Shallow

      Pitchers doing that makes me nervous since the Coke-Mauer interaction.

      • Nick L

        hes just so into the game, he fights for every out.

  • BklynJt

    Is there a specific pitch that is generating all these pop ups?

    • Nick L

      maybe the cutter, either that or fastball

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      It’s the cutter. The lack of a changeup sure is hurting him, huh?

      • Accent Shallow

        He’s already shown (see: start @Detroit) that he can pitch well without a changeup. However, I think in the long run that the addition of one would allow him to be far more effective. Maybe he’s not comfortable with it at the moment, maybe he never will be. Who knows.

        I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he’s working on it if the Yankees do send him back to Scranton, or that he’s working on it in ST 2010. While he certainly doesn’t need it this game, he’s not yet a finished product, and the addition of even an average change would be pretty devastating.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Phil’s been through a lot in his young career. All the attention early on as the future of the franchise then Joba comes up from out of nowhere and moves ahead of him, being called up, almost no hitter, injury, trade rumors, sent down, called up, pen rumors. Hope it’s shaping him to be a hell of a pitcher.

  • Ivan

    I hope Hughes goes all the way wit this one.

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

      Highly doubtful. He should go 7.0, 8.0 IP max.

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

    Where does the YES gun have Hughes’ velocity? I am watching FSN Southwest and they have him averaging 92 MPH.

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

      YES is around the same.

    • Nick L

      91-93

    • Mike

      he has topped at 93-94 a few times on the 4 seamer. around 87 on the cutter.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      He’s averaging 91, maxing at 93 per pitch f/x. I’m not sure what the obsession with velocity is though. It’s more about how he’s throwing to spots and what results he’s getting. He looks good, and his curve is flat-out nasty today. That’s what counts.

      • Accent Shallow

        He’s gotten, by my count, a zillion swinging strikes today. That’s more important than velocity. (Unless he were averaging 85 on the fastball. Then we have a problem)

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        What counts is that you get along great with your significant other, but that doesn’t mean you would mind if she could be a Victoria Secret Angel.

        • ledarthdavidisrael

          whocares. Hes a pedro he can hit every mph from 69-94

  • Dave

    Anyone think we see Wang get a little work today? Low leverage, good hitting competition?

    • Accent Shallow

      With the way Hughes is pitching, looks like Wang would get 2 IP, max. Not sure what I think of that.

    • Mike

      maybe the 8th, 9th since i figure girardi will pull hughes after 7. hopefully he will let him pitch the 7th.

    • yankees=warriors

      Thinking the same thing here.

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

    Joe Girardi looks funniest in the red hat.

  • RichYF

    Typical of Phil Hughes. Team spots him 10 runs and he STILL pitches into trouble. And then, to make matters worse, he has the audacity to get out of it! Kid’s a bust. Seriously, how is he giving up hits at this stage in his career? He’s almost 23 and he already has more than 25 starts under his belt. When’s he going to start pitching well? Should have traded him when he was still a prospect.

    Today’s performance confirms what we already know: TINSTAAPP.

    B-U-S-T.

    • Bob Stone

      He’s only 23 – Greg Maddux was 8w, 18L with ERA just over 5.5 at Hughes’ age. I guess by your definition, at age 23 Maddux was destined to be a bust too!!!

      • Sam

        I’m pretty sure he was being sarcastic…or at least I really hope he was

        • Bob Stone

          I hope you’re right but I didn’t detect any humor in the post.

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

            to make matters worse, he has the audacity to get out of it!

            That didn’t tip you off to sarcasm?

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        Every team that played him after that = FAIL

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

    I made a play like Byrd just made on Friday night–except the umpire thought I caught it.

  • zs190

    Crazy, Kevin Cash with 2 hits.

  • Accent Shallow

    I didn’t realize that Benson hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2006. Apparently his middling stuff hasn’t recovered from injury.

  • manimal

    Maybe Swisher tosses an inning?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    When Kevin Cash gets multiple hits, is the Earth’s demise right around the corner?

    • Accent Shallow

      Figures it would happen in a game they have well in hand without his contributions.

  • Dave

    Heh, the long anticipated return to mediocrity.

    • Dave

      ah shit, disregard my inability to hit the blue reply button.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Joe should bring in Veras for the 8th and 9th. The other relievers get a rest today and Veras is unavailable tomorrow. Win-win.

    • RichYF

      Can we tell him there’s a 10th and 11th inning as well and have him pitch those too?

  • Dave

    That video clip makes me cringe.

    • yankees=warriors

      Yup.

  • Dave

    Lol at Chris Davis

    • Ivan

      That’s ownership rite there.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s a K machine. No chance against a curve like Hughes’.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I’m so glad I traded Chris Davis for Jimmy Rollins in my auction league.

  • zs190

    92 and cruising, do you send Hughes out for the 8th?

    • Ivan

      Oh Yeah.

      • yankees=warriors

        Doesn’t he have an innings cap like Joba?

        • Tank the Frank

          But they can control that in the minors with Hughes.

        • zs190

          It is like 180 though, I think.

          • yankees=warriors

            So no point in saving him for later?

      • Mike

        girardi will pull him cause he is at 92 already and this looks like another long inning. that said havent heard about anyone warming up.

    • kunaldo

      i’d give him a couple batters

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      At 92 pitches? Sure.

    • Tank the Frank

      Absolutely. His efficiency is a big bonus today with the bullpen being the way it is.

  • UKYankee

    You think Tom Hicks might try to get Phil for Josh Hamilton and Salty now? Thats how he works for Liverpool!

  • Dave

    Lets make it 5-5 and onto sportscenter tonight.

  • manimal

    Its official, Hughes has a better ERA than Burnett.

  • Jake

    5 for 5….awesome

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

    5-5. Wonderful.

  • RichYF

    Stat padder.

  • John

    ESPN Power Rankings had the Yanks at #3 and Rangers at #5…here’s a comment chosen by ESPN to be displayed at the bottom:

    So, the Rangers have the best record in the American league, have won 9 of 12, proved their contention by sweeping the Angels, and DROP in the rankings? To the Yankees no less? I guess it’ll take another sweep before people start taking them seriously. The Yankees are about to get lit up, enjoy the fireworks New York.

    HAHA!

  • Dave

    The 25th man on the bench shows his value right here.

  • Bob Stone

    ARod brought his average up 70 points from .189 to .259 – Great day for him

    • Tank the Frank

      Holy David Ortiz!

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Oh man. This game has been gooooood.

    First Melky GS?

  • Dave

    Yikes, Big loss for the Rays: Iwamura out for the year with a knee injury.

    • John

      yea just saw that …who fills in?

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

        Probably Brignac. They just traded Adam Kennedy too.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Ben Zobrist was primarily a short stop in the minor leagues, and has also played a dozen games there at second base.

      • Accent Shallow

        Zobrist? Brignac?

      • claybeez

        I started off in my 18-teamer with Weeks and Iwamura as the back-up off the bench. Best laid plans…

    • Bob Stone

      Tough loss for the Rays. He was playing well and had a lot of clutch hits.

  • Accent Shallow

    Warner Madrigal up in the Rangers’ pen! Who remembers him?

    To jog your memory:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA200807020.shtml

    • Bob Stone

      What a line for Madrigal – 162.00 ERA – Yikes!!

      • Tank the Frank

        Wang >>>>>> Madrigal

      • yankees=warriors

        LOL, how did he do that?!!

        • 27 this year

          given up like ten runs and only one out? I don’t know.

          • Accent Shallow

            0.1 IP, 6 ER.

            27 x 6 = 162.

    • Tom Zig

      Funny how 9 people who played that day for us are not on the team right now.

  • YankeeScribe

    A-Rod owns Texas

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    20 hits and zero homeruns? This stadium is a real pitchers park unlike TEH BANDBOX!!eleventy!

  • Dave

    ah melky got hosed right there, not that I totally blame the Ump for that call.

  • cuponoodles

    Thus far this game:

    A-Rod raises his BA by 70 points.
    Hughes lowers his ERA 1.72 runs.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Was it Andrus or Kinsler who tipped the pitches so A-Rod could 5 hits?

    • Bob Stone

      It was a tag team effort – LOL

    • Tank the Frank

      IETC

    • John

      I asked the same thing earlier…

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        Didn’t see that, sorry.

        • John

          oh no dont be sorry, i was just saying and besides nobody replied to mine :)

  • Dave

    So, who hopes Ortiz puts together a few hits so the Sox are fooled into keeping him as their 3 hitter for a while longer?

    • John

      nope not me! I want to see that average keep dropping…

    • Bob Stone

      He’s not even in the lineup today – benched? Or is he “injured”?

      • Dave

        benched. Supposedly because they are facing a lefty. I LOL @ at that.

        • Bob Stone

          Second that!

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Benched.

  • John

    bases loaded, no outs, and 1 run!!!! oh well im not complaining, good to get that out of the way now….

  • 27 this year

    think if Hughes can get through this inning in couple more pitches, Girardi lets him go the 9th?

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

    Man I hope they send him back out for the 9th. Low stress game, no reason he can’t do it.

  • Tank the Frank

    CG shutout! Make it happen Girardi.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Complete Game Shut-out! Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap!

  • Will

    101 pitches, its doable. What is his limit, 115?

    • Bob Stone

      Don’t know – I suspect his limit was about 100. He’s done for the day.

  • Ivan

    I think u let Hughes finish it off. Let him get his first CG SHO.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Tough for Phil. I understand both sides.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Eh, would’ve liked to see him get the CGSHO, but better safe than sorry.

    • Bob Stone

      Agreed

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I agree too but the fact that Phil wants it and he’s done so well is really good for him. He’s disappointed but Girardi is not going to get him hurt. The rules are the rules.

  • YankeeScribe

    I think Hughes has bought himself atleast one more MLB start. His last start against the Orioles was solid and today’s start may be the best of his young career so far…

    • Tony

      Wang is not even close to starting a game right now (unless someone gets injured)

    • yankees=warriors

      The way Wang is right now, I’d say Hughes should be around no matter how he’s pitching.

  • Dave

    Did he just refuse the handshake? GIRARDI SMASH!

    • LiveFromNewYork

      It looked that way. A 23 year old reaction.

  • Jake

    Kevin Cash 3 hits world’s over

  • OwlJolson

    Wow. Phil didn’t look to pleased there

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, get out of the way, fatty.

  • Alex S

    just got home, and i see this blowout. how was the did crowd handle Tex?

  • Bob Stone

    The Rangers just can’t catch a break today – Definitely NOT their day!

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

    Cash has the same number of hits as the Rangers. Hah.

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, would it have killed Cash to get three hits in a game that was not in doubt?

    Also, what’s the deal with using Aceves in a blowout? Shouldn’t this be Tomko?

  • OwlJolson

    and now it looks like Ace is going to be wasted.

  • John

    Damnit Cash wasting his quota of hits in this blowout

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

    Hughes’ ERA went down almost 2 full points today, to a decent 5.16

    • Mike

      hughes era without the one awful outing is actually under 3. 2.89 to be precise in the other 5 starts.

  • Dave

    Certainly is an interesting way to use the guy who was gaining some trust from Girardi.

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

    5/25 2009

    The day Phil Hughes became a man.

  • Will

    I’m not watching, was Hughes that visibly upset?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Yup.

    • Bob Stone

      More disappointed than upset

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He seemed to be. First Eiland talked to him and then Girardi. He was not pleased. Very emotional. It’s understandable but Girardi’s position is understandable as well.

    • Nick L

      yea, and i don’t think Girardi was to happy he didn’t shake his hand. what does he expect Hughes went 8 -101 pitches. wanted that complete game

      • LiveFromNewYork

        He’s definitely going to hear about that.

        • Nick L

          yea looked like girardi yelled at hughes a little

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

    I think I’m going to paint my patio every time Hughes pitches, just for good luck.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Let him wear a red cap every time he pitches.

    • John

      good idea

  • BigBlueAL

    Why the fuck would u waste Aceves to pitch the 9th inning????????????

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

      Veras, Mo and Tomko pitched yesterday.

      Bruney’s headed back to the DL.

      Who did you want?

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        Veras. That makes him unavailable for tomorrow.

    • kunaldo

      it’s a close game dude…joe wants to make sure we get this win………..

  • Ivan

    Oh well.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Bah, I wanted a shutout.

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

    Well Phil could have done that.

  • Nick L

    even in a blowout, you question the bullpen decisions

  • Dave

    Boo.

  • John

    Hughes had CC-like efficiency today

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Phil Hughes struckout 15 and walked 2 in his last 13 innings.

  • DreDog

    Aceves just proved that Hughes had a great day.
    Looking on the bright side of not getting a shutout.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I predict Philly and Girardi having a little come to Jesus meeting.

  • Tank the Frank

    Man, if the Rangers are going to be flailing away like this, they are going to have a tough time with Joba tomorrow.

    Slider – strike one
    Slider – strike two
    Slider – strike three

  • Accent Shallow

    This was an awesome, awesome game.

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

    Rays Iwamura out for season

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4204666

    And they’ve already said they’re tapped out financially, so they wont be trading to add payroll.

    It’s tough to stay as healthy as they did last year 2 years in a row.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Reid Brignac and Ben Zobrist aren’t exactly chopped liver as Iawamura’s replacement.

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

        Zobrist is a good player, but I guess that will weaken their OF if he moves to 2B. Its tough to lose a player like Iwamura and not have it affect you, especially after losing Kazmir a few days ago.

  • yankees=warriors

    Aceves pitching in a 11-0 game is really ridiculous.
    Hope we don’t have close games for the next 3 days.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      He needed the work. Hasn’t pitched in a while, better to get him the work in a blowout than in a close spot.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        It’s unbelievable how people can complain about such an irrelevant occurrence; Aveces threw eight fucking pitches.

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

          It was an 11-0 game, Hughes was tremendous, Tex and Cano were great, A-Rod had a career day.

          Gotta find something to complain about, I guess.

      • yankees=warriors

        Oh, I didn’t realize he hasn’t pitched in a while.

  • Bob Stone

    Great win against the team with the best record in the AL

  • Austin

    You know its a good day when the only thing to complain about is not getting the shutout

  • Nick L

    so what if Joba strikes out 15 tomorrow and can only go 5 innings, who’s gonna pitch

    • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Verdi_palermo_bust_200805.jpg TheLastClown

      CMW?

    • Justin R.

      That means he gave them nothing!

    • steve (different one)

      Aceves or Wang.

      do you think that Aceves’ 8 effortless pitches DQ’s him for tomorrow?

      my lord.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    If Aceves would have come into a 2-1 game tomorrow and given up that HR, everyone would rip Joe for not using him for a while. He needed the work, especially now that they are planning on using him as a 1-2 inning reliever rather than a long reliever.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Exactly.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Aceves threw only eight pitches, anyone who is bitching about his first appearance since Thursday is just being an idiot.

  • Bob Stone

    Aceves threw only 8 pitches

  • yankees=warriors

    Good game, but I hope I never see those god awful, Red Sox-like caps ever again!

    • Bob Stone

      I second that thought

    • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      July 4th

    • Gary D

      I agree. The New York Yankees wearing red caps to symbolize anything is, in my opinion, rather trite and dorky. I think major league baseball is getting rather silly.

  • Tank the Frank

    Nancy. Newman. Is. Brutal.

    • Bob Stone

      She’s showing a little cleavage today with the way that the mics are pulling her blouse down

      • kunaldo

        giggidy

  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Verdi_palermo_bust_200805.jpg TheLastClown
    • Accent Shallow

      A composer of opera?

      No arguments here, 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 K is pretty fucking musical.

      • Will

        No, “Bust”

  • zs190

    Joe Mauer is just ridiculous right now

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

    Even in a 11-0 game Girardi does something that makes your head scratch.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Only if you insist on nitpicking everything. Aceves threw 8 very low-leverage innings in an 11-0 game after throwing 0 pitches since Thursday. I’m not too worried.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Agree. I think Girardi made the right calls.

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

        It could easily been 20 making him unavailable if they need him tomorrow.

        Oh btw dont lump me in the anti-Girardi crowd.

        • steve (different one)

          so, even though JUST LAST WEEK Aceves threw 2 innings on Wednesday then was ok to throw 3 1/3 the very next day, a 20 pitch outing would DQ him for tomorrow?

          does that make sense?

          • LiveFromNewYork

            I think he pitched the day before too, didn’t he?

          • steve (different one)

            i didn’t mean for that to come across so harshly, sorry.

            if Aceves had a stressful inning, maybe i’d have felt differently and you’d have a point.

            but the Rangers pulled a bunch of their starters and Aceves throw strikes. it was a fine “gamble”.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      I’m not sure what you are referring to.

    • steve (different one)

      well, not really.

      he’s the only reliever who didn’t pitch in the last 3 days.

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

      Right, they’re 13-4 over their last 17 games, but Girardi’s an idiot.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        It’s hard to be 13-4 when your manager is an idiot.

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

    Wow, Jays have lost 7 in a row.

    Dropping like a rock.

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    damn nancy is about to show some nipple wow.

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

      good

    • steve (different one)

      that’s the right call.