May
27

Game 46 Spillover Thread II

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Raise your hand if you’re going to be absolutely exhausted at work tomorrow morning. At least coffee in my office is both free and right around the corner from my desk. Also, I don’t want to stay up until 2 to watch the Yanks lose. Let’s get on that.

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  • Drew

    Word to that, Ben.

  • Chip

    Well so much for that idea

  • Accent Shallow

    That works.

  • Drew

    Okay, a BG HR would give us the lead.
    And lol that was the weakest one he hit all night.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on Gardner i would love to see a triple.

  • Chip

    Well here’s a chance for Brett Gardner to start getting his name mentioned in the CF debate again. A double here would do wonders

    • BigBlueAL

      Catching fly balls that arent hit right to him would be nice to.

      • Chip

        O come on, Melky wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near that ball

        • BigBlueAL

          Oh I agree. But Gardner is supposed to cover more ground due to his speed so he should be making those plays.

    • Some call me…Nick

      He’s winning right now, with Leche due for an MRI…

  • V

    “Raise your hand if you’re going to be absolutely exhausted at work tomorrow morning. At least coffee in my office is both free and right around the corner from my desk. Also, I don’t want to stay up until 2 to watch the Yanks lose. Let’s get on that.”

    I get to work from home tomorrow (remotely), hehehehehehehehehe.

  • Accent Shallow

    Huge fan of Robbie, but he’s not exactly a base-stealer.

  • Chip

    I’d love to see Gardner swing at one of these meatballs on a 2-0 count sometime

    • Accent Shallow

      And deposit it . . . over the head of the second baseman.

  • Anthony

    Gardner!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    nice piece of hittin for gardner wow

  • handtius

    gritts!

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

    GRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    The fuck? Is Brett Gardner resembling a Major League hitter?

  • daveg

    Bobby steals one base and suddenly he warrants three pick-off attempts?

  • J

    nice hit by Gardner!

  • Ian

    great at bat for Gardner.. he’s really had a nice stretch of swinging the bat ironically since he was demoted from the starting spot.. we have to be pleased to the uptmost over how Melky and Gardner have played up to this point

  • Tom Zig

    As soon as we start getting to a pitcher, Ron Washington comes out and takes him out

    • Chip

      Isn’t that his job?

  • Drew

    Grit officially exclaims, “guys, I really don’t suck! I was just fuckin with ya.”

  • Chip

    All we need now is a fly ball. PLEASE don’t groundout Matsui

    Also, do you run Gardner here? It’s risky but it could keep them out of the double play and Salty can’t throw anybody out tonight. Of course they could always just walk Matsui then and pitch to Cervelli

    • e mills

      Swisher is due up

    • Anthony

      With the way Gardner has been able to reach without it being too close, I say go for it.. Dare I suggest double steal?

      • Chip

        That would be ballsy as hell (of course not as ballsy as a straight steal of home!!!!!)

        /Gammon’d

    • daveg

      Matsui-Swish-Cervelli, no?

      • Chip

        My bad, Swisher seems to just be non-existent lately

    • Drew

      Might be tougher with C.J.

  • BigBlueAL

    I guess Ill be the first to say it, please Matsui no GIDP.

  • handtius

    seriously…Gritts hits when he fills in for some taken out..just like that game he came in for Damon when he got ejected.

    • Chip

      I was thinking the same thing when he first came in

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

    How many pitchers does Grit have to take out before he starts getting some respect?

  • Tony

    SSS!

    Gardner is like 320/440/660 for May

  • V

    Oof.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammmmmmmm

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

    I’ll take it.

  • Ian

    o no.. please not another injury..

  • Drew

    Okay Swisher, just don’t look at strike 3 this time. Mmmkay?

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

      I’d almost rather take my chances with Cervelli with two outs than Swish with one out at this point.

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

    That’s all they need. Get ready for the Berroa at DH era.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Gimme the Miranda at DH era please.

  • Anthony

    A Swisher Slam would be all kinds of awesome right here.

    • Chip

      No doubt

  • Matt-Pitt

    Swisher.. Do what it does homie.

  • Slu

    Swish will not K here.

    • Tom Zig

      yeah but he’ll GIDP. GOD DAMN IT

  • Drew

    Man he coulda smashed that pitch

  • BigBlueAL

    Pete Abe just said he calculated that Joba’s ERA is 10.38 in the 1st inning and 2.45 in all the other innings. Maybe they can please the Joba to the bullpen people by bringing Joba in the 2nd inning.

  • al

    i would rather see a chat format than have to reload every 30 sec.. this sucks..

    • pat

      a chat format would be HORRIBLE

  • Ian

    Swisher. I’d say you’re a bit overdue for a big hit

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

    A HR would be nice here.

  • V

    Wow. Swisher. Way to suck.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wtf

  • pat

    fuck this bullshit.

  • BigBlueAL

    This is ridiculous.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Wow, Swisher… Unreal…

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

    DAMN IT!!!!!!!

  • J

  • Anthony

    Swish, you’ve got to be kitten me!

  • handtius

    what the…FUVCKYDGRDFJFGHDSFCK

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

  • Drew

    J-rod anyone?

  • Slu

    Well, at least he didn’t strike out.

    • Matt-Pitt

      I think people would rather a strike out and at least give someone else an opp with 2 outs. Killing the inning like that is just a deflating feeling and could be the ballgame.

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

      10 times out of 10, I’d take the strike out over the double play. Give me a break.

      • handtius

        It must have been a joke..right?

        • Slu

          yup, joke.

    • Ian

      could’ve taken a better approach and tried to hit the ball in the air at least though

  • Accent Shallow

    Can’t buy a hit right now.

  • BigBlueAL

    Lets just have Nady play RF and just underhand the ball into the infield when he comes back, better off than the way Swisher is hitting right now.

  • Tony

    Swisher is real bad right now. Every aspect of the game.

  • Chip

    You have to be kidding me

  • Ian

    poor Swisher…

  • Drew

    S-Dunc would have been nice in that spot against a left handed fastballer.

    • daveg

      Pretty much any right-handed major leaguer would have been nice.

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

    At 1.00 AM, Wed 27 May 2009, my love affair with Nick Swisher came to an end.

    • BigBlueAL

      It was fun while it lasted.

  • handtius

    I say if melks ok, we go with gritts and melk. swish needs a break.

  • Chip

    Well if anybody was wondering how we got this guy for a back-up third basemen, this is it. Would it kill Girardi to sit him for a game?

  • BigBlueAL

    I would rather get blown out from the beginning than lose games like this, if they lose of course.

  • Tony

    Melky to RF, GGBG to CF, Swisha to bench. This is ridiculous.

    • V

      I hate to say it, but I agree. Would greatly improve the defense, too.

      • handtius

        swish needs a time out.

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

      At this point, I don’t see why the Yanks aren’t considering it. Swisher has been a non-factor for weeks. He’s OPSing .668 over his last 144 plate appearances.

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

    Nick Swisher is now hitting .170 over his last 35 games. The Yanks have played only 46 games all season. Can we end this obsession with him now?

    • Drew

      Sure, as soon as we have someone else that can play rf. Looks like Melk will be out a couple of games at least.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      What obsession? His OBP is still .365. Where’s the better option?

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

        Since April 17, his OBP is .328. I’d say Gardner is the better option.

  • Tom Zig

    2-11 with RISP = :(

  • V

  • Anthony

    Son of a bitch.

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

    I see Girardi’s content with leaving Aceves out there until this one’s out of reach.

  • Drew

    Poot. This really sucks

  • Ian

    great. we leave the bases loaded, and of course they come right back and threaten with 2nd and 3rd with 0 outs.. gotta love baseball, huh?

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

    Wow. Shockingly, Aceves is going to give away this game. Let’s not use our very well rested bullpen tonight, Girardi. Brilliant.

    • Anthony

      Especially with an off day on thursday, ugh.

  • Tom Zig

    I don’t know why Kinsler doesn’t try to break for home on that play. Not like Gardner’s arm is that great

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

    I’m going to go the MSM route and blame Nick Swisher for every unfortunate occurrence that occurs in the game henceforth.

    • BigBlueAL

      Would you rather have them talk about sending Joba back to the pen????

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

      He’s not the problem, Jamal, but it’s tough to deny that he is not a problem. His last few months have been worse than Melky 2008.

  • Chip

    Aceves couldn’t go forever right?

  • BigBlueAL

    I still hate this bullpen….

  • Tony

    Look at GGBG hold those runners. Melky’s range plays better in right anyway.

    • Drew

      Melky’s range is fine. May be as good as Brett’s.

      • Tony

        Melky’s scapula begs to differ right now

        • handtius

          Didn’t gritts just jump into a wall and miss a ball that he should have had? so their range is just about the same. And I believe melks was a harder play…straight over his head.

          • Drew

            People just love to bash the Melkman, even when his AVG is the best on the team.

            • handtius

              I know. It’s sad.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Andddd Texas is setup perfectly… Swish would ground into a DP and Texas would captalize… Swish had the at bat of the game and pretty much blew it. Lets hope Coke can keep it them only scoring a run. I still have faith in the offense to comeback in this.

  • daveg

    Call me optimistic, but I feel like the Gangster’s gonna get out of this one somehow.

    • daveg

      and by get out of it, i mean, he’ll leave the game and someone else will get out of it

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

        Good call.

  • al

    im not sure if my hands are on a wang or a tomko..

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

      If your hands are on a wang, don’t tell us. TMI.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Hope to get a k and walk cruz and den try to double up murphy.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      never mind the strikeout he already drove the runner in.

  • Drew

    Why the fuck wasn’t the infield in?

    • Drew

      But they bring it in for an IBB

  • BigBlueAL

    Keep the infield back again, 3 runs in 2 innings is nothing to come back from.

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

    If this innings goes wrong I guess we will all be able to go to sleep?

  • pat

    It’s alright we’ve been pounding their pitching all day this is still very win-able.

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

      I agree

    • Slu

      No doubt. Their closer is due to give up some runs as well.

  • dkidd

    come on phil!

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

    Considering Aceves’ results tonight, they really should have just used Wang. That’s a complete hindsight critique, but when do they plan on using CMW anyway?

    • Anthony

      True, but imagine how much more out of hand this game would have been when Wang’s sinker wasn’t sinking in Arlington.

    • pat

      Agreed. If not tonight, when?

      • dkidd

        nobody wang chung tonight

        • pat

          :(

          • handtius

            I agree.

    • Slu

      If not then, then I don’t when you would use him. If you can’t use him in this situation, that means he is only pitching in blow outs, one way or the other. And if that is not a good situation to be in.

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

      if lead = +- 3 runs then reliever == Wang

  • Anthony

    Ugh..

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    6-3

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

    Why can’t we do that?

  • Matt-Pitt

    C’mon offense… Do what you do and comeback in the late innings.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Swisher sux and very well may be the worst RF in baseball. Its late and I just wanted to say that before I go to bed.

  • Accent Shallow

    Three runs against their pen? Hmmm. . .

    • Anthony

      I like the way you think

  • Matt-Pitt

    O’Day is very hittable… They can do this.

    • handtius

      .188 ave against ain’t to shabby.

      • Matt-Pitt

        It isn’t… But the Angels and Mets let him go… 2 bullpens who are pretty questionable so it has to say a little something about the guy.

  • pat

    Cervelli chip shot ofer the LF fence.

    • pat

      orrrr not.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    y the hell did the mets let him go.

    • Drew

      he’s not so good.

  • Drew

    C’mon Jetes. Start somethin

    • Drew

      Thanks bro. JD, keep it movin.

  • Slu

    Top of the order gets it done.

  • Anthony

    Cap’n!

  • handtius

    do it. do it. do it now!

    • handtius

      in an arnold voice.

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

    How long before we start considering pinch hitting with CC?

  • Matt-Pitt

    There you go, Cap’n… Keep the train moving, lets do this.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on johnnyyyyyyyyyyyy.

  • V

    UGH

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • handtius

    i’m going to sleep.

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

      +1

      Mike R. = out

  • pat

    Dope.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Wow… awesome…

  • Accent Shallow

    All these groundballs are killing me.

  • Anthony

    Damon grounding into a double play? Wow, we must really not be destined to win tonight.

  • Drew

    Ah, this game.. this game, I don’t like this game.

    • Accent Shallow

      Something like that.

  • BigBlueAL

    Didnt see that coming….

    • Slu

      That’s why the batting order was changed!

  • BigBlueAL

    It wouldve been nice to be in a tie for 1st place in the division after the 1st week of the season for the first time since 2006.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    You know, maybe everyone is cranky due to the late hour, but this thread is startlingly similar over the last hour to the one over at Lohud. Blasphemous, I know, but also a little bit true.

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

      Perhaps it’s frustration watching the Yanks go 2 for 11 with RISP. Perhaps it’s frustration with he lack of depth due to injuries. Perhaps it’s frustration with an 84-pitch four-inning Joba start.

      If you’re not frustrated by this game, I don’t think we’re watching the same one. The Yanks have had plenty of chances and have capitalized once. It’s frustrating.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Of course it’s frustrating. But I thought the difference between this blog and some others was that the people here were less prone to knee jerk reactions.

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

          What are the knee-jerk reactions? Giving Nick Swisher a day off in a month in which he’s hitting far below the Mendoza Line? Using another reliever from a rested bullpen? Hardly seems knee-jerk to me.

          • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

            I’m pretty sure Swisher had a day off two days ago. He is their best option right now. Going to Aceves looked might good when the team tied the game, not so good once he gave up runs. Just the kind of second guessing I’m not used to seeing here.

            • Drew

              Most of us wanted Joba in for the fifth not Alf. I wouldn’t call it second guessing.

        • Drew

          Complaining about a game, and also a batter that has been awful for over a month is knee-jerk?

    • BigBlueAL

      Plus at least the weather down here in Miami was horrible today. Ugly day/night all around!!!!

    • Drew

      What do you want from us man? It’s been a tough one..

    • pat

      No freaking way. This one isn’t nearly as bad as other ones here hve been.

    • Accent Shallow

      With the hour and the way this game has played out, isn’t crankiness understandable?

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

        I’d also say that we’re a far cry from LoHud. We all seem to recognize that these crappy games happen. We’re not calling for Girardi’s head, Dave Eiland’s head or Joba to the pen.

        Fans are certainly allowed to get frustrated after a game like tonight’s.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Agreed. All I said was that this one particular chunk of the thread was a lot more bitter than I’ve gotten used to here. Sorry if I struck a nerve by mentioning Lohud.

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

          We’re not calling for Girardi’s head…

          Really, now? ;)

  • V

    Well, that HR is ballgame. I don’t see a 4 run 9th. I’m popping out.

  • pat

    wow, now it might be bedtime

  • Drew

    Don’t do this to me Phil. Why… Why?

  • BigBlueAL

    Phil Coke loves giving up HR’s to lefties.

  • Tony

    At least Robertson gets to see what it’s like to pitch without 2-3 men on base

  • BigBlueAL

    David Robertson in the role he does best, mop-up time.

  • Accent Shallow

    Three straight strikes from Robertson? Hopefully he can keep that up!

  • V

    Ok, I lied – this was too funny. mlbtraderumors.com

    “According to Chico Harlan of the Washington Post, the Nationals designated pitcher Daniel Cabrera for assignment tonight. Acting GM Mike Rizzo was frank: “I was tired of watching him.” We all were, Mike. Cabrera told Harlan he would not accept a minor league assignment.”

    • pat

      HAHAHA

  • Drew

    I think we might do sumthin in the top of the ninth.

  • Accent Shallow

    I have an irrational dislike of Vizquel. Perhaps we should have brought in Jose Mesa for this series.

  • dkidd

    just for kicks, let’s win this one

    • Drew

      You know what? That sounds like a good idea.

      • pat

        For pure shits and giggs I’m down with pullin some runs outta our collective asses.

    • Sean C

      I’d certainly prefer a win for staying up this late…

  • pat

    I like how ken ominously called this a non save situation. He just did it again.

  • yankees=warriors

    LOL, come on, guys, I do this all the time and I actually like staying up for games!

  • V

    Godawful AB by Teix.

    Starts 2-0. Fouls off a strike, then swings at balls.

  • pat

    AROD garbage time HR plz, kthanksbye

    • pat

      NO SOUP FOR ME

  • Accent Shallow

    Bright spot: at least Robertson looked good tonight.

  • yankees=warriors

    I just don’t understand why Girardi didn’t use Wang today.
    I hope this doesn’t mean he’ll come out tomorrow while we’re winning!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    ok this one is over well get em tonight wit burnett.

  • Accent Shallow

    Burnett v. Holland should be an interesting matchup. Maybe Burnett can start pitching well again.

  • Drew

    ohhhhh give em a base hit! That shit was in the hole

  • pat

    crack in the armor baby

  • dkidd

    is it greedy to ask for a 4th hit?

  • Accent Shallow

    If Gardner manages to reach, what are the odds against Swisher making the last out? 5-1? 25-1? 100-1?

  • Tom Zig

    If Swisher sits tomorrow…who plays right field?

    • dkidd

      jesse barfield

    • V

      In a stunning trade, the Yankees have acquired Nick Markakis for Kennedy+Brackman+Venditte.

      I keed, I keed.

    • Drew

      I’m not the GM or anything but I say call on Singleton.

  • V

    Oh well. Can’t win em all.

  • pat

    Bat off shoulder?

  • Drew

    Grit, I know the games over, but do ya really have to look at the last out? Aysh

    • dkidd

      he likes to watch

  • Accent Shallow

    Here’s a link to the Brooks Baseball Pitch F/X plot for Holland’s first start. Gas from the left side, but you knew that.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....evDate=522

  • yankees=warriors

    Get them later today!

  • Drew

    I can’t believe the umps made us sit through a 2 and a half hour rain delay. We clearly lost because of that. This one shouldn’t even count.

    • Sean C

      I know they’ve tried pitching Joba through a simulated first inning just to get him ready for real game-time, but to day was just overkill, haha.

      • Andrew

        Nothing compared to Detroit last year. Survived them both, proud to say.