Game 46 Spillover Thread (and Melky update)

And the wheels come off the Brackman bus
Game 46 Spillover Thread II

The Yanks are letting Millwood off the hook. They are 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. A win moves them into a first-place tie. Let’s score some runs.

Update 11:50 p.m.: The Yankees have announced that Melky Cabrera is day-to-day with a strained right shoulder. X-Rays on the center fielder’s non-throwing arm were negative. Melky left the game after one batter when he went hard into the wall in his attempt at catching an Ian Kinsler triple. He will get an MRI on Wednesday.

Update 12:15 p.m.: So apparently, Melky didn’t get an X-Ray. He got a fluroscopy, and it came back negative. The fluroscopy images joints and moving parts. He’ll get an MRI on Wednesday.

And the wheels come off the Brackman bus
Game 46 Spillover Thread II
  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    First post?!?

  • Tom Zig

    Really 0-5 already?

    • BigBlueAL

      I believe they have left 5 runners on base thru 3 innings so far.

  • Accent Shallow

    Throw strikes, Joba!

    *bashes head against wall*

  • Tom Zig

    Only down by 2, we can do this

  • dkidd

    david stern has ordered the refs to get the cavs into the finals

    • pc69

      That theory is floating around Orlando.

    • V

      I don’t know which is worse, the ridiculous foul calls, or every team’s fans bitching that the other team has the refs in their pockets.

      • pc69

        I am going with the ridiculous calls. They are really bad this year.

    • Tom Zig

      And the guest referee of the night is…

      Tim Donaghy

  • pc69

    No fear, Yanks will win this 7-5. Joba will give up 2 more and the bullpen will give up one.

  • handtius

    Game day can’t be right can it? Joba 4-seamer at 87mph?

  • Accent Shallow

    A 7 pitch K isn’t ideal, but outs are outs.

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

    It’s nice watching Josh Hamilton and not having to hear about how he regrets all his tattoos.

  • dkidd

    i like when joba works fast

  • pat

    that 2-1 pitch was not a slider

  • Tom Zig

    A little slow to the plate there Joba

  • V

    Ugh – that previous AB had four pitches in the zone according to cbs.sportsline

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

    Strikes Joba, strikes.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on joba double play right here.

    • J

      5-4-3

  • kunaldo

    damn it joba!!! now we’re going to have to see wang today(that’s what she said)

    good dp though

  • Drew

    Thank you baby jesus

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

    Thank you so much, Marlon.

  • V

    Looks like Wang will get some work tonight.

  • Chip

    That’ll do

  • handtius

    Joba walked those 2 on purpose to add drama to the game, then routinely got a dp.

  • J

    ron jeremy coaches the magic?!

  • brad

    88 mph fastball??? wtf joba

  • Chip

    Are they already starting to warm Wang? (yeah I know, that’s what she said)

    • Accent Shallow

      I support dick jokes, but not unfunny dick jokes. Do better next time, plz.

      • Chip

        I wrote it and then realized somebody was going to do it to me so I figured I’d do it to myself first

        (wait for it….)

  • Accent Shallow

    70 pitches through 3? I guess that’s what I get for mocking Price’s 3.1 IP, 100 pitch outing.

    He could still go 5, maybe 6 with a lot of luck.

  • V

    I hate how basketball games end in ridiculous foul-fests.

    • V

      Magic win 116-114. Lebron misses from near-half-court at the end.

      • dkidd

        david stern is sitting in the dark somewhere listening to spooky classical music and weeping

        • V

          :yawn:

  • Tom Zig

    Come on Swish. Now would be a good time to break the slump

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

      A HR here sure would be nice.

    • Drew

      *or walk

  • dkidd

    dear yankees,

    please score some runs

    thank you

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

    Young is at -29.5 UZR/150 right now. Ouch.

  • Chip

    You know, I wouldn’t be against scoring a run or three here. I mean, just hit it out of the park and you don’t have to hit with RISP

  • al

    im watching this game with fucking chinese play by play.. its better than joe morgan..

    • Drew

      haha this made me laugh

      • al

        its kinda better i really dont care about how joba should be in the pen.. and the comercials are funny..

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

      The best commentary is the commentary on “Ninja Warrior.”

      • pat

        Kenny Blankenship is mad funny.

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

          I prefer “Ninja Warrior” to “MXC” since it uses the real announcers. Those dudes announce like they’re narrating an epic novel.

          • pat

            Ahh shit you’re right, I was thinking MXC, that Captain Tenille is a hoot for mxc as well.

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

      Chinese torture is better than Joe Morgan.

      • Jack

        Chinese torture is Joe Morgan.

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

    Any word on Cabrera yet?

  • pc69

    Joba at 70 pitches. One more inning left.

    Cervelli goes yard!

    • pc69

      maybe not.

      72 pitches, 39 strikes. Not good.

  • V

    Millwood’s pitching Cervelli away.

  • handtius

    I’m ready for some Cervelli magic.

    • Chip

      I’d settle for a single

      • handtius

        a single is magic…so is a walk.

        • handtius

          anything but that.

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

    A walk would be nice here.

    • Some call me…Nick

      Just lean into it…

  • V

    Right shoulder sprain, X-rays negative. Shew.

    • pc69

      Is that official or Yankees speak?

  • Drew

    Yayyyyyy The Melkman is okay!

  • Tom Zig

    hooray x-rays negative on melky

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

    X-rays negative on Melky. Awesome.

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

    X-rays negative for the Melk man.

    • Chip

      Think about how you felt typing that and consider how ridiculous that would have seemed 3 months ago

  • V

    You have to send the runners here. You have to.

    • Drew

      Ugh.. I thought so.

    • V

      EVERY FUCKING TIME, JOE!!!!!

      I swear to Mo. Men on 1st and 2nd, 0 or 1 outs, full count, SEND THE FUCKING RUNNERS FOR THE LOVE OF MO!!!

      Sunday with Teixeira up, now with Cervelli up. It’s not fucking rocket science.

      • Accent Shallow

        Two wildly different situations. In the Phillies game, it’s justifiable, I think.

        This game? With Hideki Matsui as the lead runner?

      • handtius

        what would you say if it was a strike’em out throw em out dp?

        • V

          Pitcher that’s not a high-K guy vs. a batter who isn’t striking out at an insane pace, I take the risk.

          Odds of a ground ball > odds of a strikeout.

          • Accent Shallow

            But the lead runner is Hideki Matsui, not someone with functioning legs.

            • V

              And?

              More reason to get him going on the pitch, no?

              The idea is to beat out a double play, not to get a double steal.

      • Chip

        You’re going to risk the strike out, throw out double play on a guy like Cervelli who is a third string catcher? I can understand being upset with Tex up (although Tex is a flyball pitcher and you had A-Rod coming up next)

        • V

          Odds of a ground out > Odds of a strikeout.

          Ground ball = automatic double play.

          • V

            And Millwood doesn’t get a lot of swinging strikes – they’re usually looking.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    But sprains can suck.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammittttttt

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

    Motherfucker. Why can’t we score off this guy?

    • Tom Zig

      Anti hitting w/ RISP law has been put back into effect.

  • Accent Shallow

    Yargh.

  • Manimal

    FAAAACK

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

    FUCK!

    Not ideal there.

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

    I have a feeling Joba might be a tough-luck loser in this game.

    • handtius

      tough luck? 3 inning 70 pitches…I hope…hope he makes it to the 6th, then I’ll call him the tough luck loser.

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

    Quick, get rid of Molina.

    • Drew

      heh

  • Drew

    I wish Eiland would sit down. He’s makin me nervous.

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

    This sucks! I can’t believe we’re going to be swept by the Rangers!

    :(

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

    Wow Davis SMOOOOOKED that.

  • V

    ‘Chris Davis is all kinds of suck’.

    Thanks whoever said that earlier.

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

      Joba is all kind of suck.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah yeah, he’s got scary power, but he can barely put the bat on the ball.

  • handtius

    Oh ouch.

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

    Davis with a nice 5-iron drive onto the green.

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

      He’ll whiff three times on the putts, though.

  • Drew

    Why am I so friggin tired of K’s?

    • Drew

      there we go

    • handtius

      because they’re taking 7-10 pitches. 3,4 pitch strike outs will make you happy.

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

    Arsenio Hall has a TV show again?

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

      It’s a recession, the networks have to cut back on talent.

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

        Let’s be honest, aside from the Yankees, My9 has no talent.

  • AMS223

    looks like melky may have to get some tender care to deal with this very much like this:

    http://www.nysportspace.com/profiles/blogs/exclusive-photos-of-cano-amp

  • donttradecano

    Why isnt Singleton doing all the talking, Leiter is god awful.

    • V

      Uh…

      That’s Flaherty, not Leiter.

      • donttradecano

        my mistake, you know what i meant. And it still doesnt change the fact that hes god awful.

        • V

          Yes, yes he is. I don’t mind Leiter.

    • handtius

      that’s Flaherty .

  • Chip

    Question, is MLB gameday using an official gun? By that I mean can we trust the numbers we’re seeing there?

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

      Gameday’s reading is based on the high-speed cameras.

      • Chip

        So I’ll take that as a yes

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

      It’s MLBAM’s gun, it’s as official as it gets.

  • al

    i think we might see some wang tonight….

    • Accent Shallow

      Much better.

  • pc69

    The Yankees have been going to well to lose. Wang comes in and the Yankees come back and win. Wang gets his first win of the year and a pie in the face.

    • al

      wangs head covered in cream!!!!!

      • V

        Too much, man. Too much.

      • pc69

        That is funny. didn’t think about that when I wrote it.

  • Drew

    Well, considering how off he’s been, I’d say so far so good.

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

    According to @Bryanhoch, Melky to have MRI tomorrow.

    According to @breakingnews, North Korea has abandoned Korean War armistice.

    • Accent Shallow

      Looks like South Korea will no longer have Seoul.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on yankees lets tack on sum runs.

  • Tom Zig

    Man this would be such an awesome game to win. Boston, Tampa, and Toronto all lost.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    goneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Accent Shallow

    Thanks Tex.

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

    There you go Tex.

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

    Bandbox.

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

    Mark Teixeira does not like losing.

  • Tom Zig

    There we go. Tex puts us on the board

  • B.George

    Has nobody noticed Joba rubbing his hand on his right pant leg with a brownish substance on his pants?

    • Drew

      He shit his pants bro. No need to rub it in.

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

    Upper deeeeeeeeeeeeeeck, bitches.

  • Greg G.

    Well, there’s one.

  • Drew

    He’s on the mark! Mark Teixeira with a Teix message to right!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Nice little infield hit for arod.

  • donttradecano

    Millwood gave Teixiera a little stare.

  • Chip

    Looks like some momentum is starting….

    • Chip

      Nevermind

  • Greg G.

    C’mon Cano…

    • Greg G.

      Phooey.

      • Drew

        Ah my bad. Guess u said that b4 the liner.

    • Drew

      Lol what u want him to do man.

  • V

    Cano is getting no luck tonight.

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

    Gah, two at ’em balls for Robbie.

  • Accent Shallow

    Not Robbie’s night, apparently.

  • handtius

    Cano has no luck today…he’s hitting rockets.

  • pat

    Bah, Robbie’s BABIP is dropping today.

  • Chip

    Why not put Wang in here?

    • pat

      sounds like my weekends

      • Tom Zig

        lmao

    • al

      because your a dude..

  • Drew

    WTF!

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

    5 Ks: good
    6,000 pitches: bad

  • V

    Uh, wouldn’t this be a perfect chance to get Wang some work?

    • handtius

      no, they’ll only use him in extra inning affairs.

    • BklynJT

      no, they still think they can win the game

  • Tom Zig

    Giambi would get a planter’s wart/bone spurs from that play

  • Accent Shallow

    Is it really necessary to pull Joba?

    Eh, I guess he doesn’t have it, and there was the rain delay . . . still, very disappointing, especially after Hughes’ start.

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

      More innings for him later in the season. We’ll take the good with the bad.

  • Chip

    You almost have to think that Wang will come in next inning. I mean if you don’t trust him to come in and hold them for a bit when you’re down 2 runs, when are you supposed to let him come in?

  • pat

    I frickin love watchin the gangster pitch. He throws strikes and makes people hit his stuff on his terms.

  • Drew

    Alf says fuck your garbage homer

  • V

    Wow. That was a sick AB.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Nice inning for Ace.

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

    Aceves = crack.

  • handtius

    10 pitches….go talk to joba now.

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

    So I am confused:

    1. Joba was at 84 pitches. He could have kept going. Between Hughes’ not getting the chance to finish the game last night and Joba’s removal today, I think Girardi babies the pitchers too much.

    2. Aceves over Wang? From a “win the game” standpoint, it makes sense, but if the Yanks aren’t going to get Wang innings, I will maintain that they utterly jumped the gun in activating him. That was a terrible roster move.

    • Andrew

      If you play baseball, you know that 84 pitches in 4 innings is = to about 110 pitches in 6 innings.

      • Drew

        And if you know Joba. He’s a major league pitcher who can throw 100 pitches in 5 innings.

      • pat

        If you play baseball,

        that was a shot at kabak

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

        And if you play baseball and know counting, you know that 84 pitches in 4 innings is = to about 100 pitches in 5. What’s wrong with 5 innings? You don’t just go from 4 IP to 6 IP

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

          Actually, my bad. You meant to type 5 and typed 6. 84 pitches in 4 innings is 110 in 5, but Joba had just thrown a 12 pitch 4th. Why not let him finish with back-to-back good innings? He could have been around 100 by the end of 5.

          • Andrew

            It’s a lot of work in a short period of time, that was the point. He labored through EVERY inning. Plus, he was largely ineffective, so it could be as simple as Joe not wanting to watch Joba dig us an even deeper hole.

            Seriously, you can’t have a gripe with Joe taking out Joba there. You just can’t.

            Instead, you should focus on Cervelli not bunting with first and second and 1 out in the Top of the 4th, with Jeter on deck.

            Carry on, though…

    • Chip

      I agree. They’re wasting a bullpen spot so they can have him throw bullpens and maybe put him in a blowout. This was the most ideal situation you could ask for to put him in and see what he’s got. Couldn’t they have waited four days to see how Joba was feeling or just saved Aceves (which they did) and let him spot-start?

    • handtius

      Agreed. That move really infuriates me.

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

      Man I am as puzzled as you are. Joba was putting people on but still get his K’s and outs. No reason for him not to get another innings at least. I’m beyond sick of all this babying.

    • Ivan

      I still think he has that Josh Johnson accident in the back of his head.

    • BigBlueAL

      Im sure Girardi is still a bit sensitive over his handling of the Marlins starters in 2006. Totally agree with you on the Wang part, but then again the entire roster construction this season has been pretty awful.

  • Accent Shallow

    Always refreshing to see Aceves relieve whoever the inefficient starter du jour is.

    Still afraid he’s the Mexican Darrell Rasner, though.

    • Andrew

      His stuff is a lot better than Rasner’s…. not even close, really.

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

    In my post-Mo fantasy world, Aceves and Coke are Gossage-like relievers.

  • dre

    why taket Joba out? he could have given us another inning..instead Girardi goes and wastes our best bullpen arm an inninng earlier than needed.

    • BklynJT

      Seemed to me that Joba was walking a tight rope. We bitch when managers leave pitchers in too long, and also bitch when they take them out early. This is especially a no win situation for Girardi since we would never know if Joba would have shut out the rangers in the bottom 5th. Girardi is much more in the know than us fans watching on tv, so I’m willing to accept the move

  • handtius

    from Pete Ab:

    “…Gene Monahan sent word via Jason Zillo that Meky didn’t have an X-ray. He had something called a fluoro. That showed nothing. He’ll get an MRI tomorrow.”

  • dre

    i don’t want Wang anywhere near a close game, until he proves he can pitch.

    • Chip

      How is he supposed to prove this? For one, pitching in a blowout isn’t quite the same as pitching in a close game. It’s not like the Yankees can intentionally get themselves in a situation where they can put him in. Today seemed like a great place though

      • dre

        then he shouldn’t be up here, we can’t afford to give away games to help him “rehab” its not like he was a little bad..he was utterly useless..

  • Drew

    lol at BG.

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

    Uh, guys, before you freak out about Aceves over Wang, check out the weather forecast.

  • pc69

    hanging curve ball = matsui’s only hope.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    3 steals for Gardner.

  • Drew

    Grab 3rd BG!

  • handtius

    Is it just me or does Gritty McGrittlez only hit when he fills in for someone taken out because of injury?

    • BklynJT

      Jeter’s owe Cervelli a date with Minka Kelly for that one.

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

    Guys, Hideki is so done. What a waste.

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

    Hit-deki!

  • pat

    WAIT A MINUTE I THOUGHT MATSUI WAS TOAST!?!?!?!?!

    • handtius

      He is…French toast with whipped cream.

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

    Phew, Matsui just made it to second on that one.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, Matsui!

    Here’s hoping this is the start of something.

  • Tom Zig

    Matsui makes funny faces

  • Drew

    Just missed a godzilla slam!! He’s alive!! Prolonged his career today! He’s not done!!11!1!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    niceeeee hit matsui.

  • al

    enough ANALizing.. we will win..

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

    A HR would be nice here.

  • Chip

    Well now a groundout, flyout score him. I’d feel a lot more comfortable not having to put Cervelli in that spot though, maybe Swish will just knock one out

    • Chip

      That wasn’t exactly what I had in mind

  • Drew

    Fuck… C’mon swisher! WTF!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammit swisher u couldn even move him to third.

  • Ivan

    Come on Swish.

  • BklynJT

    That backdoor fastball onto the inside corner of a lefty is a great pitch.

    • V

      +100

      Mussina perfected it last season. Too bad he didn’t keep pitching, though I see why he decided to hang it up.

      Ponson has tried to do it, but he always misses in.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    tied gameeeeeee yessssssssss.

  • BigBlueAL

    Swisher needs to bat lower than 8th. Maybe like 10th.

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

    Yay.

  • pat

    FOOK YES

  • Drew

    what the fuck kind of throw was that! ahaha

  • Chip

    Well, maybe Captain Clutch can save us here

    • Chip

      And just like that Cervelli makes me eat it

  • Accent Shallow

    Byrd sure has a cannon if Matsui can score from second with less than two outs. . .

  • handtius

    little baby catcher does it all himself.

  • Tom Zig

    Wow matsui going from 2nd to home on a hump backer. Shocked

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

    I love it.

    Don Cervelli putting a hit out on that ball.

    • Tom Zig

      Rebecca is jumping for joy somewhere

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

    Wheels Matsui.

  • Charlie

    I’m not sure there wasn’t something wrong with Joba. If you look on gameday his velocity was definitely down, sometimes as low as 87 on his 4 seamer..

    • V

      He was also pitching on essentially 9 days rest.

      • Charlie

        johnny damon is simply a god. As much as i love him, i still wouldn’t resign him after this season tho.

        • Charlie

          not supposed to be a reply*

  • handtius

    Nice Cervelli.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wooo, Cervelli. Love the takeout slide.

  • pat

    CERVELLI PLAYS TO WIN GAMES AND KICK ASS

    • handtius

      Cervelli is the Chuck Norris of Baseball.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    nice hard slide.

  • Chip

    Joba has to be hugging every one of these guys as they come across the plate. An offensive explosion will make a lot of people forget how bad he was today

    • Drew

      He wasn’t even horrible. Yeah 3 runs in four isn’t good, but he easily could have gone 5.

      • Chip

        I agree that he could have gone five but that wasn’t the real Joba out there and it was pretty obvious to everybody. The MSM would have had a field day had he not squeaked through those innings.

        In the end, this was probably good for him. He has to learn to survive when he doesn’t have good stuff as it happens at some point to every pitcher

    • pat

      this is true.

  • Drew

    JD ftw! Jetes on the move?

  • Charlie

    Frankie pickin swish up for his suckiness

  • Chip

    Jeter is probably going here

  • Tom Zig

    Can we set a franchise stolen base record tonight?

  • BigBlueAL

    Not a good game for Saltemachia’s CS%.

    • BigBlueAL

      I realize I just totally butchered his name.

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

        It’s spelled just like it sounds: Salt-a-la-mac-chi-a.

        • pat

          It tastes just like it smells…..DELICIOUS

  • Chip

    Who had Jeter going for a 20-20 season this year?

  • handtius

    Damn it Jeter…you should be on third so you could steel home.

    • MattG

      Why can’t he steal home from second base?

      • handtius

        Well, Millwood is so slow to hime, he might be able to.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    johhny dont hurt the guy i remember a coach in the minor died that way :(

  • Drew

    Nolan Ryan is rolling over in his suite.

  • Anthony

    You know Tex, another home run right here would be pretty, pretty sweet..

  • Tom Zig

    Wow quick hook Ron Washington

    • Chip

      What could he possibly have been arguing? The ball four to Damon was way off the plate. I could see if he was arguing the first two though

      • Tom Zig

        didn’t mean he got kicked out.

  • Accent Shallow

    Are they pulling Millwood for Jason Jennings? Oh please oh please oh please

    • Brooklyn Ed

      IETC. :lol:

    • MattG

      well, it is the sixth inning, so that equals the 12th man on the staff, right? Score being tied is irrelevant.

    • Chip

      How crazy is it that this guy was so sought-after just a few years ago? I can’t remember, what did Houston give up to trade for him?

      • V

        “HOUSTON — The Astros are getting Jason Jennings instead of Jon Garland to replace Andy Pettitte in their starting rotation.

        What’s The Deal?

        Astros get:
        Jason Jennings, RHP — Was 9-13 with a 3.78 ERA in 2006. He’s the Rockies’ career leader in victories (58) and shutouts (three).
        Miguel Asencio, RHP — Was 1-0 with a 4.70 ERA in three games with the Rockies in ’06.
        Rockies get:
        Willy Taveras, CF — Career .284 hitter with 68 stolen bases in 88 attempts. Had 30-game hitting streak in 2006.
        Jason Hirsh, RHP — This highly-touted prospect made his major-league debut last season and was 3-4 with a 6.04 ERA in nine starts.
        Taylor Buchholz, RHP — Was 6-10 with a 5.89 in 19 starts and three relief appearances for Astros in ’06.

        Five days after a potential trade with the White Sox came apart, Houston acquired Jennings and pitcher Miguel Asencio from the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday for outfielder Willy Taveras and pitchers Taylor Buchholz and Jason Hirsh — who all would have been sent to the White Sox.”

        http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2695473

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

    Come on, Tex, be all clutch and shit.

    • MattG

      Not at the same time, I hope!

      • Drew

        haha. ietc

  • V

    Man, I wish we could combine Melky’s 15-20 HR power with Gardners plus speed, into one center fielder, heh.

    • Accent Shallow

      I think the only desirable quality in a CF that one or the other of them lacks is the ability to consistently take good routes to balls.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on tex base hit right here.

  • Ivan

    Tiexeira hit a homer.

  • Drew

    lets go yankees! haha only the yank fans stayed at the game

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    At least we tied the game.

  • BigBlueAL

    9 fuckin runners left on base so far.

    • Chip

      But three runs in!

    • Anthony

      It’s okay, we’re about to dig right into Texas’ bullpen hopefully..

  • Charlie

    tex needs to get clutchier

  • Chip

    Eh, o well can’t win em all. At least we’re into the soft part of their bullpen with A-Rod coming up next inning

  • Anthony

    Ahh watching Aceves pump strike after strike is so refreshing, I wonder if Joba’s knee had any effect on his lack of location tonight.

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

      I think it was the nine-day rest in conjunction with the two-hour-and-twenty-four-minute rain delay tonight.

      • Tom Zig

        touche

      • Anthony

        I definitely agree on the 9 days rest part, but wouldn’t the delay have more of an effect if he had actually pitched before they delayed the game?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Aceves really turning into a very important piece for the yankees this season reminds me alot of mendoza.

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

      I know, they’re both hispanic, right?

  • Accent Shallow

    One of my favorite things about Joba is that on days when he’s not on, he doesn’t really seem to get bombed, just pitch extremely inefficiently. I’d rather 4 IP, 3 runs, 4 BB 5 K than 3 IP 8 hits, 5 runs every time.

    • Chip

      He still needs to work on putting guys away though. Today he just didnt’ have his best stuff but I’d like to see more pitches near the zone on 1-2 counts. Right now everybody is just waiting him out

      • V

        Exactly. If I’m a batter, and get into a 1-2 count, I’m just standing there.

  • V

    SWISHER WHAT THE FUCK??

    • V

      Ok, he didn’t get as close as I thought he did, but it looked like Gardner pulled up when he saw Swisher.

  • Drew

    C’mon brett call that shit

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees CFers really suck at web gems.

  • Anthony

    Phew, at least we didn’t lose two centerfielders tonight

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Bad communication.

  • Ivan

    Man Chris Davis sure doesn’t get cheated.

  • Drew

    First I thought he was shying away b/c of Swish. The replay looks like he was shying away from the wall, which isn’t the first time I’ve seen that from him.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    nice k we needed dat.

  • pat

    Wow Flash, good call.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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

    Lame.

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

    Shitty little bloop. Bah.

  • pat

    Bah that was crap.

  • Accent Shallow

    Bummer.

  • Chip

    Damn, well this game gets official soon if they can’t score quick

  • BigBlueAL

    I wander if Gardner will take the blame for not making that catch if they lose like he did on Sunday.

    • Drew

      Well let’s not jump the gun, but I thought he should’ve had it.

    • Jake

      I don’t think he’ll wander much of anywhere.

  • Chip

    Alright, we need an A-Rod homerun here to tie it up before they call this, that storm is a comin’

  • Tom Zig

    This White Castle commercial really disturbs me

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on arod.