Game 46: First pitch at 10:30 p.m. ET

Game 46: Joba, too, returns to crime scene
And the wheels come off the Brackman bus

Well, let’s try this again, albeit far too late in the evening. After a fast-moving hail storm, the Yankees and the Rangers are set for a 10:30 p.m. ET first pitch. Joe’s original game thread previewed this one. The lineups remain:

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

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

Game 46: Joba, too, returns to crime scene
And the wheels come off the Brackman bus
  • handtius

    no more Ramon! What the Fuck!

  • Tank the Frank

    I hope the Yanks pour it on early b/c I don’t think I can make it ’til the end.

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

    Oh, boy. It’s the 20-minute edition of MY9 News.

    • CP3

      They suck anyway

  • Greg G.

    Nothing like a hail storm to keep the paying fans happy.

  • V

    Wow, Greinke is awesome.

    • V

      And yes, he’s on one of my fantasy teams bay-bee!

      • pat

        lanny does not approve.

    • Ridering

      Yes he is. I’m happy that the Royals actually scored runs for him tonight.

  • Cor Shep

    Any of you guys ever use 5-hour energy? Does it work?

    • Will

      Finals Corey?

      • Cor Shep

        Yea, Udel is sooo late

        Ever have one?

    • Accent Shallow

      Suc things just make me hyper.

    • radnom

      Yes.

      To both.

  • BklynJT

    Just noticed..

    Cano’s OPS away from YS3 is 1.000 while its .756 at YS3. Career wise, Cano OPS’s better away from YS by a large margin.

    On the other hand, the gritty muchkin in boston has like a .040 higher and OPS .130 points higher at fenway.

    • Tank the Frank

      Yeah Cano has always been a better road hitter. He also typically heats up in June/July… his numbers will be scary if he continues that trend.

  • RichYF

    On a lighter note, I’ll be in Cleveland on Caturday to see Carten Charles. Caught him at the stadium during his 7IP 1ER outing as well.

    • yankeegirl49

      Me too!

  • Drew

    Baseball!!

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

    Hey look, baseball!

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

    That sports guy on My9 is just a little off.

  • Accent Shallow

    <3 hittable Texas staff <3

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

    First pitch hit. I can work with this.

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

      Second pitch, actually.

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

      It was the second pitch.

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

      Oh and my friends and I were discussing how much we hate Eric Devendorf earlier tonight.

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

    Let’s have a repeat of yesterday, huh guys?

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

      +13

    • Accent Shallow

      I think the Yankees are too protective of Hughes to let him go on zero days rest, much less take Joba’s start.

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

        Heh.

  • ngnyy62

    HOLY S*** BRACKMAN…10 WALKS IN 3.1 INNINGS????!!!!

    • pat

      thats old news.

      • Drew

        That is so 8 o clock.

        • pat

          So pre-rainout game thread.

  • Drew

    I could really go for an A bomb from A-rod.

    • Drew

      crap

  • Tank the Frank

    That crowd sure is rowdy after a 2.5 hour rain delay.

  • Accent Shallow

    Just missed it, eh?

  • Jake H

    Going to be a late night.

  • dkidd

    come on joba!

  • V

    Btw, via ESPN:

    “• Several sources say that it appears more likely that top Dominican catching prospect Gary Sanchez will sign with the New York Yankees for a bonus in the $3 million range. Though at least four teams are still showing interest in Sanchez, the Yankees have tagged the catcher as their No. 1 priority in Latin America, according to a source. Sanchez is close to picking a team, as he declined to participate in the upcoming exhibition series featuring the top Latin American prospects playing against teams in the New England Collegiate Baseball League”

    Also, the Yankees were going to pay $3.5M bonus to a Cuban prospect (Felix Perez), but it looks like he ran into ‘passport problems’ and may be older than claimed.

  • pat

    These “scouting reports” are such bullshit.

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

    My english friend is sitting here watching baseball with me and wearing a Yankees shirt

    My work here is done.

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

      High five.

  • gxpanos

    Hey, anybody see Syracuse’s huge comeback in lacrosse yesterday?

    No?

    What’s that? Lacrosse is as lame as a 2-3 zone?

    Oh, Joba’s pitching. What was I just talking about?

    • UWS

      Shutup.

      /bitter Cornell alum

  • Chip

    90 mph fastball from Joba!!111!!11!! WORLD ENDINGGGG!!!

  • dkidd

    oh no

  • V

    Ewww…. Melky….

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

    Ah shit, Melky hurt his shoulder.

  • pat

    oh god melky looks like he dislocated his shoulder.

  • A.D.

    Melky should have caught that and instead hurt himself.

  • Ivan

    Hope Melky is okay.

  • Accent Shallow

    What was worse — Melky on that play, or Gardner’s dive?

    • Ridering

      Gardner’s dive. He had sunglasses, Melky didn’t have an umbrella.

  • UWS

    Gah.

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

    F
    U
    C
    K

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

    Fuck you Ian Kinsler

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

    Yeah, can the rain start falling harder now?

  • pat

    well he’s moving it so it can’t be too bad.

  • manimal

    Looks like a broken Collerbone to me… Fuck.

  • Drew

    Fuck man…

  • Raf

    Gardner in the 6th spot for the rest of the game. ugh.

  • yankeegirl49

    Great another damn injury.

  • pat

    FUCK YES AROD

  • Raf

    fucking awesome play

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

    That was so badass.

  • yankeegirl49

    But NICE play by Arod!

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

    Great play. Maueresque.

  • dkidd

    awesome!!!!! never ever seen that

  • Drew

    Alex!! woohoo!

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, looks like A-Rod was right to disdain those kids, huh?

  • manimal

    OH BABY! Great D there. Mauer-esque

  • Axl

    Doesn’t look too good…

    Had to know his hot bat would have to come to an end prematurely at some point…

    • UWS

      Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, shall we?

      • Raf

        that wouldnt be the Axl way

        • UWS

          Good point.

  • UWS

    Awesome play by Alex.

  • Greg G.

    Holy crow, that was a gutty play by A-Rod.

  • gxpanos

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! KINSLER!

    He shoulda been out anyway.

    Plus: A-Rod!

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

    Pure grit.

  • Axl

    Well sitting Kinsler today won’t hurt me too too much so far I guess…

  • Iowa Yank

    heads up play arod

  • Pasqua

    The only thing I think back to is Jeter’s dislocated shoulder in ’02 (?). Melky was not nearly in as much pain, if the reaction is anything to go by. Hopefully, that’s a good sign, if there is such a thing.

    • Drew

      Melky laughs in the face of pain.

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

    Robinson’s fielding just looks effortless.

  • RichYF

    Not thrilled about Joba’s velocity…

    • manimal

      Take away velocity with a grain of salt, YES is always off on the road.

      • RichYF

        Gameday says the same thing…

        • manimal

          Really? Dang. Ok now there is cause for concern.

      • Accent Shallow

        Gameday has him at 89-91, FWIW.

  • dkidd

    i feel like cano gets the lead runner more often than most 2nd basemen

  • manimal

    Saved a run.

  • e mills

    Hope Melky’s not seriously hurt…I don’t really like the idea of Gardner doing anything aside from pinch running

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

      His fielding’s been great this year, though.

  • UWS

    Joba’s first inning yips are back, eh? Thank Mo for Alex’s great play.

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

    Get out of it, Joba.

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    how long can one miss with a dislocated shoulder?

  • Axl

    Is this where a former Red Sox player sticks another thorn in our side?

    • Mike Pop

      You’re silly. You think every sox player is a rebirth of ted Williams.

  • Accent Shallow

    Think they could just smack Joba across the face a few times in the dugout, so he’d come out focused and intense?

    • Greg G.

      Or they could try the patented Roger Clemens liniment treatment.

      • V

        Bah.

    • V

      I think he needs to rub some stuff on his balls, Clemens style.

    • dkidd

      that works for me when i coach little league

      • dkidd

        i meant the slapping, not the liniment.

        oh, never mind.

  • Reggie C.

    If Melky’s shoulder requires a DL trip to heal … does Austin Jackson get called up?

    • Axl

      Probably not. Posada will come back and they’ll just keep Cervelli…and Nady is coming back fairly soon too

    • Chip

      No

    • manimal

      No, Linden(If anybody) gets called up.

    • Mr.Jigginz

      Ok,who had 10:47pm as the first time Austin Jackson would be mentioned AFTER Melky’s injury?

    • Raf

      please no

    • zs190

      I don’t think so, probably Linden or JRod.

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

      I’m not so sure, that’s a tough one because you’d need another outfielder although Miranda would seem more logical for the bat, but who else do we have in the minors that can play the outfield, who is already on the 40-man?

    • http://mvn.com/pendingpinstripes Greg F.

      I hope not. He’s really not ready, I’d stick with gardner. I’m surprised the Mets called F-Mart up.

  • Drew

    C’mon Jober

  • manimal

    The knee Joba hurt was his push off knee, right? That could be the cause of the low velocity.

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s a possibility, but he’s been off velocity-wise in the first all year. We’ll have to see some more innings before we know anything.

    • Drew

      He always comes out of the gate throwing 90-91

  • pc69

    Joba, back to his first inning antics

  • Axl

    Joba LOVES walking batters…22 walks in like 40 innings. Pretty awful. He needs to start getting his control back.

    • Drew

      lol

    • V

      Name a 23 year old stud prospect who HASN’T walked a ton of batters.

      I checked out his first 20 starts vs. CC, Beckett, Halladay, Santana earlier, and he was at or better than the others.

  • Some call me…tim

    What’d Arod do?

    • leche: it does the yankees good

      kinsler lead off with a triple next batter hit a grounder to arod. arod looked over at kinsler who strayed to far and arod dived and tagged him out

      • Some call me…tim

        Like 15 min late, but HIP FEELS GOOD ENOUGH TO SCREW YOU IAN BOY!!!

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    anyone got a pitch count on joba so far this inning?

    • Accent Shallow

      22 pitches so far.

      • leche: it does the yankees good

        tahnks

    • Axl

      Well whatever it is…fixing his control would have helped it…but when I mentioned that before people ignored it and said I was crazy.

      • Raf

        it aint like fixing a flat tire Axl. shit doesnt happen overnight.

        • Axl

          Well no kidding…but that still doesn’t mean that I’m wrong…

          • Raf

            if you only care about being right and not what happens to the team, then go ahead and think that

            • Axl

              I don’t quite understand. How does fixing Joba’s control NOT help the team?!? Am I missing something here?!? (head spinning in circles)

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

            Seriously Axl, get the fuck over yourself. If you think baseball is easy as “go fix his control,” then you’re just obtuse.

            • Axl

              Obtuse? why thank you. Although I wouldn’t want to call you Acute…wouldn’t want to give you any ideas hahah

              I don’t see why everybody’s panties are in a bunch on here…put your pacifiers back in and calm down.

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                1) Get a fucking dictionary.

                2) No, you’re not deflecting this with calling other people names. This is our party, and you’re the fucking asshole who annoys the shit out of everyone. Knock it off.

                • Axl

                  1) Get a box of tissues

                  2) Life is too short to get angry and start insulting people you don’t know. It doesn’t really get much of anything accomplished.

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                  Deflection, deflection, deflection.

                  I’m not angry. As I stated above, I am annoyed. You are annoying. Is it an insult if it’s fact? Please stop being annoying. No one in these comments enjoys it.

                • V

                  Joe, is it impossible for you to IP ban this d-bag?

                • Axl

                  Is it an insult if it’s fact?

                  I see, so you can negatively talk about people you don’t know in here…as long as it’s “FACT”…but if you, heaven forbid, bring up a few facts that might be negative about the Yankees…that’s not allowed…but that will ironically trigger the ability for endless negative talk about the people you don’t know…

                  Interesting. I get it I guess…even though it’s a little loopy to say the least

                • V

                  EVERY. SINGLE. POST. YOU. MAKE. IS. NEGATIVE. AS. FUCKING. HELL.

                  You wanna be an Eeyore? Go somewhere else. Please.

  • V

    Ok, don’t throw that pitch 3 more times to walk him please.

  • V

    STOP THROWING BALLS LOW AND AWAY, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO SWING.

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

    Back to the fastball now, please. Let’s go, Joba.

  • pat

    just drop the curve on his azz and be done with it.

  • Raf

    blow one past him

  • Chip

    So….is today lined up for Wang?

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

    Joba didn’t throw a simulated inning, did he?

  • JGS

    has he thrown an offspeed pitch for a strike yet?

  • Axl

    Joba = not that good

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

      Give it a rest. No one wants to hear your crap.

      • Axl

        lol well i mean cmon…he hasn’t been that good that’s all

        Just being honest…sorry

        I guess honesty ISN’T the best policy… : /

      • pat

        hahaha

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    wheres the gas joba?

  • BigBlueAL

    5 fuckin sliders to Byrd. Couldnt muster the strength to throw 1 fastball by him?????

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

    Same pitch five times in a row. What did Cervelli and Joba think was going to happen?

    • cjc

      I feel like that was all Joba

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

      Yeah, a fastball was needed in that AB.

  • Raf

    why another offspeed pitch? 5 in a row there

  • Accent Shallow

    How often do we see “In play, run(s)” off Joba’s slider?

  • cjc

    wow he looks like absolute shit

  • pc69

    Crap. here we go again with Joba. Fuck!

  • Ivan

    Lets go Joba.

  • Pasqua

    Honestly, what kind of horses**t sequence was that? All sliders? Why don’t you just write “I have no fastball tonight” across your forehead?

    • Drew

      or maybe Joba thought the slider was the best place to go.
      How’s that for “I have no fastball tonight?”

      • Pasqua

        Yup. You’re right on that after the Davis sequence, but I still have no idea how you go slider to Byrd there. He’s practically waiting to drop the bat on the ball out over the plate.

  • Chip

    That looks more like Joba there

  • pat

    It’s ok he’s just spotting them 2 runs before our offense gets loco.

    • Pasqua

      I’m always wary of the Yankees offense the day after an offensive explosion. Seems like they like to take a day off a lot.

  • Axl

    0-2 count with 2 outs and the bases loaded…and he gives up a 2-run single?? Somethings wrong here…

    • pat

      Yes he made a bad pitch. That is whats wrong.

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

      He threw the same pitch a bunch of times in a row and Byrd put a good swing on an outside pitch.

    • Drew

      Seriously dude, give it up.
      Something is wrong here. I think we all know who it is.

      • Axl

        You? I’m sorry to hear…hope everything turns out alright though.

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, Chris Davis sucks.

    • Ivan

      He does not, the guy is a monster in the minors but he’s just learning the fundamentals of hitting rite now and is just a mistake hitter with that power he has.

  • Raf

    so 5 straight offspeed pitches followed by 4 straight fastballs to the next batter. weird sequences

  • Ridering

    Thank Mo that inning is done.

  • Ivan

    Well if that’s Joba worst inning in this game then, hopefully the yanks are in good shape.

  • Chip

    Here we go, hopefully can make an adjustment next inning and come out firing in the 2nd. That could have been much much worse

  • BigBlueAL

    Phil Hughes has a better fastball than Joba now!!!! LOL sorry had to go there.

    • Accent Shallow

      Who would have predicted that would happen at any point this season?

      • Some call me…tim

        Jobs clearly can’t start.

        Yoba to teh 8!!1!

  • cjc

    as much as I can’t stand Mike’s Joba to the pen talk one thing is for damn sure he is right Joba is a 5 inning pitcher right now

    • Accent Shallow

      That was a lousy first, but can we see how the game shakes out?

    • Chip

      Better than a 1 inning pitcher

  • pc69

    That is it, yell at yourself because you continue to put your head up your ass. Come on Joba.

    Me thinks Joba is a head case, at times.

  • Jake

    alright only 2 runs we can get that back boys

  • manimal

    Oh god, my dad just suggested that the Yankees put Joba back in the Pen. I am living with a B-Jobber.

  • Baseballnation

    Ohhh Sh@# now here’s another day of Mike Francessa’s snipping on Joba Chamberlain in the rotation…

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      If you don’t listen, you don’t have to put up with it.

  • Hova

    Another 25+ first inning for Joba. What the hell is Eiland being paid for? He still hasn’t figured out how to fix this problem with Joba. Nonsense.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Damn him for not finding the cure for youth and inexperience!

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

      Except for, you know, the first inning last game when he struck out the first two batters then got a GB to second.

  • cjc

    fuck you go back to SS

  • Chip

    You know, when Joba settles down, goes 6 and strikes out 10, this whole comment section is going to look silly

    • anonymous

      Not gunna happen tonight.

      • pat

        Why?

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

    Were they just playing the NFL on Fox music in the stadium?

  • pat

    1 inning down and half the people here are already talking shit about being a 5 inning pitcher blah blah, it gets so old.

    • Drew

      It is so annoying..

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Axl is also in rare form today. Exciting.

      • Axl

        I’m actually in a good mood…but the Yankees are losing so people are automatically heated and upset…so the obvious solution is to take it all out on me…pretty standard really…

        • Some call me…tim

          Oh buuuuuuuullshit.

          People were tagging on your nonsense in the middle of the winning street up by four…

  • Axl

    Good thing Brett Gardner is batting 6th lol

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

      He’s on base. That’s what counts, right? You do know that about baseball, I hope.

      • Axl

        I know everything about baseball. You can call me Tom Selleck aka “Mr. Baseball”.

        • Some call me…tim

          Stealing bases is immoral…

  • Jake

    Oh he’s fast…

  • Brazilian Yankee

    So, should we be worried Joba is throwing 90mph FBs, per Gameday.

  • pat

    bahaha right on the pitching hand, awesome.

  • UWS

    Everyone just need to take a f***ing chill pill.

    • pat

      flying I assume.

  • Drew

    What the hell is going on here lol. How bout a replay yes

    • Drew

      my9*

  • Cor Shep

    I have MLB.TV Premium and it seems like almost 1/3 of the games aren’t in DVR mode (HD) and have to switch to standard mode (regular). This is bullshit. Does anyone else have this problem?

    • Greg G.

      I have to watch it in Reg mode. If I switch to HD, the video is awesome, but it’s delayed by almost two hitters.

  • Greg G.

    Game starts 2 hours late, and all the riff-raff comes out.

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

    Gardner: fueled by grit.

  • Ivan

    Speed kills.

  • pat

    FUCKING GARDNER BATTING 6TH ARGGGHHH

  • Ian

    i really hope Melky’s not out for long.. damn i can’t stand this stadium.. 3 straight years of injuries to young, promising players..

    • cjc

      didn’t look godd looked like they had to pop it back in

      • pat

        He walked off the field moving it around fine.

  • cjc

    would be nice if Matsui wouldn’t K right here

    • cjc

      never mind FUCK

  • Accent Shallow

    Third? I approve.

    • Will

      Carl Crawford who?

  • Chip

    That’s just as good as a triple right?

  • Ian

    come on Matsui.. time to step up here!

  • Drew

    Holy shit that was close

  • RichYF

    A few weeks ago I got pretty angry about Gardner not doing exactly what he just did every time he got on base. I’m happy to see him finally running. He’s fast enough that he should only get caught by a perfectly executed throw.

  • Greg G.

    Geez, Matsui almost killed Swisher!

    • cjc

      best ball he’s hit in about 3 weeks

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Todd Linden, come on up?

  • Axl

    Thanks Chopsui…

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Matsui looks done.

  • Ian

    that ball looked inside

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

      I don’t think it was inside, but it was exactly where a pitch was called a ball.

    • Jake

      +1

  • pc69

    I am so sick of Matsui. Fucking get him out of the line up. He is a WASTE of an AB…..

    • Will

      Youre a waste of a commentor. ALL of your comments are negative and pointless.

      • pc69

        Thank you, I guess your opinion matters as much as mine! And you need to look up ALL. Less than 100% is not ALL.

        And like is or not, Matsui is done and should not be in the line up, no matter how sugar coated it is stated.

        for the money he makes, his performance should be better.

        • Accent Shallow

          Matsui is so damn streaky that I won’t buy him being done just yet.

    • Axl

      If you say anything other that isn’t sugar coated…these guys will turn on you in a second…

      You just have to remember the main rule of being here…it’s very important…”YOU CAN’T BE YOURSELF” Any opinions you have must be sugar coated and/or embellished.

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

        “If you say anything other that isn’t sugar coated…”

        Grammar at its finest.

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

    So maybe Nady’s the full time DH when he gets back…

    • Ian

      we better hope not.. once Posada gets back he’s gonna be a 1/2 DH.. and Matsui still can be useful as a bat… it wouldn’t be beneficial for us to have 3 DH’s where we can only use 1 of them per game

  • manimal

    Matsui needs one of those non-injury DL trips

  • swisssh

    matsuis pitch was called a ball 2 pitches ago

  • pat

    HAHAHA matsui is done, joba sucks, melky is out for the season. I fucking love the yankees but I HATE the fans.

    • UWS

      +3,678,125

  • BigBlueAL

    Well Boston, Toronto and Tampa all lost tonight.

    • Chip

      Stop making sense!!!

  • swisssh

    pat you are a moron

    • Will

      pat was being sarcastic…

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

      Might wanna learn what the reply button is before you go calling people morons.

    • Tom Zig

      You missed the reply button

  • dkidd

    am i the only one rooting for the magic?

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

      Nope, I am, too.

      • Tom Zig

        Is that so LeBron comes to the knicks?

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

          I don’t care about the NBA, really. I like LeBron a lot, but I’m just rooting for the Magic because…well, just because, haha.

          • dkidd

            i think it’s that the league & the networks are salivating so openly for a kobe-lebron finals

          • Ian

            i love Lebron and am a Knick fan.. I just want Orlando and Denver to make it to the finals so the NBA can look stupid for how much they’re marketing and preparing for a Lebron/Kobe final

  • Brooklyn Ed
    • Will

      As long as he isnt rushed back.

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh great the starter for Texas tomorrow is a LHP making his 2nd career start.

    • Accent Shallow

      Holland apparently has some nasty freakin’ stuff.

      • V

        Yeah, he’s a stud prospect. Lower ceiling than Feliz, but could be damn awesome.

    • Accent Shallow

      Also, I’m not quite as worried about stud LHP as I was last year, since this year we have Tex/Swisher, so the lineup isn’t quite as left-handed.

  • J

    if melky’s out for a while who do we call up? duncan is smashing in AAA, so is Linden… but both are AAAA types.

    How about Jackson? This is the perfect time… he can platoon with Gardy at center and be the 4th OF when Gardy’s playing. What have we got to lose?

    • Chip

      You don’t let him get exposed like that. The kid is what, 22? Let him get a full season at AAA and then look at him for next season

    • handtius

      You lose his chance to develop.

      • J

        he’s gonna be at the majors for a couple weeks. it’ll be a chance for him to get some easy experience with not much pressure. we’re not expecting him to be some kind of savior just playing until melky can come back from his shoulder.

        if melky’s out for 1 month or more, we should call up or sign a veteran. if less, seriously, what do we have to lose? he’ll be getting less ABs but from major league pitching. If he sucks, then we know he’s not ready and he needs more time.

        • handtius

          You don’t want to burn one of his options and start the clock. He is hitting 350+, but he is striking out too much. He still needs time down there.

          • J

            start the clock? we’re not the rays here, we’re the yankees.

            he’s going on the 40 man after this year anyway…

            • handtius

              It’s about being able to send him down if he has issues. why waste an option year now unless you plan on bringing him up to stay? plus, they are the yankees, but you don’t want to start the clock early for arb. regardless of you back roll.

    • pat

      The development of an exciting young player.

  • Chip

    WOW where was that 6th pitch to Salty?

  • Infamous Richards

    hey what happened to melky? i didn’t see it

  • Drew

    Wow, Braves got the short end of the stick there. Obviously they were trying to win that year but damn.

  • Chip

    Wow, Joba’s PC is definitely hurting this at-bat

    • Drew

      But once Jober gets it together he’ll be okay. Texas likes to swing the bats early and often.

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

      Maybe he should switch to Mac.

      http://www.sadtrombone.com/

  • manimal

    Wow, Go Magic.

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

    The Rangers’ booth loves Joba. They are gushing about his secondary stuff and how much of a complete pitcher he is.

  • Shdwrptr

    Is Joba drunk again? What is he thinking throwing Salty 10 pitches in the zone when he’s swinging at every pitch that’s not outside. Throw the damn ball in the dirt or high. It’s the same crap I was seeing with Byrd. You get Byrd 0-2 and you think it’s a good idea to keep throwing the same pitch he won’t swing at?

    • V

      Classy post.

      • Shdwrptr

        Thanks. I hope Eiland is telling Chamberlain to start pitching and stop throwing. You don’t get good hitters out by throwing the same pitches over and over again outside the zone

        • V

          :snort:

        • handtius

          I think “Classy post.” was sarcastic.

          • Shdwrptr

            Really? I didn’t notice

            /Sarcasm

            • handtius

              I did.

              double sarcasm

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

          Great advice! Maybe you should be the pitching coach. It’s obvious the bums in the dugout don’t know what they’re doing.

  • Walter Sobchak

    Isn’t the fastball the pitch ur supposed to have the easiest command and control on?

    • Chip

      Depends what’s working for you that night

      • Walter Sobchak

        Even if its not working, u can always throw a fastball down the middle just to get it over, he can’t even do that so far

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

          Yeah, ’cause throwing fastballs right down the middle to major league players is soooooooooo smart.

        • pat

          Yess throwing a fastball down the middle to one of the best offensive clubs in MLB.

  • Chip

    Well this doesn’t appear to be Joba’s night

  • pc69

    Orlando just went up. Stern must be going nuts. His Kobe/LBJ matchup in jeopardy.

  • Accent Shallow

    Thanks Joba. No need to walk to zombified corpse of Omar Vizquel.

  • Accent Shallow

    Unless Joba can get his shit together, we’re gonna have a Wang sighting. In Texas. Yikes.

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

      You mean get his shit together like two strikeouts and a weak GB?

      • Shdwrptr

        I think he means get outs regardless of how he gets them while not throwing 25 pitches an inning

      • Accent Shallow

        No, like throwing a lot less pitches.

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

          I know, I was just being a smartass.

      • BklynJT

        WTF, a 12 pitch strike out! I’d rather hit the guy and put him on base.

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

    Rangers’ booth:

    – Joe Girardi wears #27 because that’s the championship they are pursuing. In contrast that would be like Ron Washington using the #1.

    LMAO

  • Tom Zig

    50+ pitches through 2…no bueno

    He’ll probably figure it out next inning

  • V

    Overtime, tied 100-100.

    • Ivan

      Yo that second FT LeBron made BARELY went in.

      • Mbusters01

        Watching that game on the TNT online feed and it sounded like the crowd burst into a ‘Yankees Suck’ chant. Didnt know Orlando was in the middle of Massachusetts.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          LeBron is a Yankees fan.

        • V

          Game looks over. Magic with a 6 point lead with 1 minute to go.

      • manimal

        I thought Verajao tipped it but I guess not.

    • pc69

      was there a foul?

      • V

        Looked like a BS call. There’s a reason I can’t watch the NBA. The fouls are ridiculous.

  • Drew

    I hope we get some word on the Melkster soon.
    /crossed-fingers

    • BklynJT

      I hope so too. Any bad news will put a serious damper on our next 9 game winning streak.

  • Drew

    Teix message to right time.

  • pat

    Even Millwoods pickoff throw is loooooong.

  • pc69

    So Joba pitches his 5, then Wang?

    • pat

      Nha they’ll probably throw Mo for a few innings to stretch him out.

  • Tom Zig

    I hope this isn’t one of those days where BA RISP = 0

  • Drew

    Robbie smashed one last time. Let’s see what he’s got.

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

    Do it for Melky, Robbie!

  • RollingWave

    Dear Cano: hit a 3 run HR here to avenge Melky

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Just tuned into My9, who’s calling the game?

    • Drew

      Flash and Kenny

  • manimal

    Orlando is demolishing Cavs in OT.

  • radnom

    That was some ninja shit by Cano to dodge that one.

  • pat

    haha Ponch got deleted right quick.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    We can’t seem to play in this freaking park without leaving with a hurt player.

  • Tom Zig

    I don’t know if you’re a regular commenter. But seriously even the sarcasm is getting a bit stale.

  • handtius

    trolling…

  • CP3

    Besides all the Bull your taking about, Joba’s velocity is a bit down.