Game 49: Saturday night’s alright for fightin’

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Game 49 Spillover Thread

To be honest with you, these Saturday night games are not my favorite. After spending all time bumming around Brooklyn, I’m ready to go out, and yet, as I write this at around 5:30, the game hasn’t started yet. Such are the demands of a national TV schedule.

Anyway, CC Sabathia will take the mound tonight in Cleveland. After 117 home starts for the Indians, this is the first time Sabathia will be on the mound in his road grays. In those starts, he has thrown 747 innings with a 3.84 ERA. So far, May has been kind to Sabathia. Over his last four outings, he is averaging 8 innings per appearance and has a 1.69 ERA. He has 24 strikeouts in 32 innings, and opponents are hitting just .183/.223/.243 off the Yankee ace.

For the Indians, Fausto Carmona takes the hill. Yankee fans remember him most from his nine inning, three hit effort against the Bombers in the ill-fated 2007 ALDS. Recently, however, he has been far more pedestrian. On the season, he is 2-4 with a 6.42 ERA. Carmona has walked three more than he has struck out and is coming off a 1.1-inning appearance last week against the Rays. In his career against the Yanks, Carmona is 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA. While this one looks like a laugher on paper, I’m not going to count my baseball chickens before they hatch.

No matter the outcome of this game, though, the Yankees will stay in first place. The Blue Jays scored two runs off Ramon Ramirez in the bottom of the 7th and held on to beat the Red Sox 5-3 in Toronto earlier today. With that loss, the Red Sox fell to 23-22 against non-Yankee opponents.

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Posada C
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Gardner CF

And on the mound, the big man, number 52, CC Sabathia.

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Game 49 Spillover Thread
  • thisisthedavid

    The A squad is out their, go get em boysss

    • Some call me…tim

      More like the A- squad out there, but damn, it looks good!

  • Drew

    WEAKKKKK headline Ben! Get your own material! heh

  • Drew

    It’s good to see Swish in the 8 hole. He still get’s on base and there’s always the chance he goes deep. Also, if Gardy continues his hitting, he’s the perfect 9 hole guy.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Also, if Gardy continues his hitting, he’s the perfect 9 hole guy.

      Melky is crying on the bench now. I hope you’re happy now Drew!!!

      • Drew

        Heh. My boy Melky can hit anywhere he wants.

  • J.R.

    Damn thats a good lineup.

    • Drew

      +1
      Even more so if Hideki hits like Godzilla

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Or if Swisher gets out of his funk.
        Nady’s arrival will make this team better because they’ll have that “all mighty” bench.

        • Charlie

          or with melky in there instead of Grit

  • UWS

    Yankee fans remember him most from his nine inning, three hit effort against the Bombers in the ill-fated 2007 ALDS.

    Actually, I remember him more for his 354 consecutive blown saves (seemingly all against Boston) when Wedge insisted on using him as a closer (2006?).

    • whozat

      That was so annoying. I was living in VT then, and watched those games…the yanks and sox were jockeying for first in the standings, and wedge kept GIVING the sox wins! In games they were losing! It was so aggravating.

  • John

    Let’s go Yankees!

  • Jay

    It’d be nice to put some distance between us and the east no matter how little it’ll be…I expect a big night.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    i notice Carmona lost velocity.

    • UWS

      Don’t trust the YES gun.

    • Zack

      Gameday had him at 94-95 for Cano’s atbat

  • Jay

    there is a huge delay on YES

    • Jay

      ESPN already has A-Rod up…

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      What delay ?

      • Jay

        Weirdest thing…my cable box is like 2 batter’s behind…just reset it…same thing…odd.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Alright, Robby. Put em’ on the board early.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammit robbie.

  • Matt-Pitt

    3-2 change up from a guy who has a hard time locating his pitches… Can’t blame Robby for that one.

  • UWS

    Bad Robbie.

  • John

    damn, we need to get these RISP in! at least he used 24 pitches

  • zs190

    Carmona is like Wang without the slider I guess. Nice velocity though, everything is hard, 94-95 fastball, 86-88 changeup.

  • John

    Gamecast says Cleveland has a 59% chance of winning as of now (the bottom of the 1st hasn’t begun yet)!

    • zs190

      It was like that before the game, I think, I’m not sure how they got that number with a somewhat lopsided pitching matchup.

      • whozat

        Home field advantage. On average, home teams have a winning percentage of around 60% over the course of baseball history.

      • John

        well, it’s usually like 55-56 in favor of the home team in a tie but damn 59 is kinda high.

        It’s takes into factor inning, score, current count, runners on base, and ballpark using data since 2000. So the players do not factor in. Maybe the Indians have just been really good at home.

  • UWS

    Looks like midges are out in force. Good thing Joba isn’t pitching tonight!

  • Don

    Robbie is an awful “5” hitter. Get him out of the 5 hole, and replace him with Posada moving forward.

    .269 hitter lifetime with RISP.
    .250 with the bases loaded.
    .255 with 2 outs/RISP.
    .256 hitter in High leverage situations.

    Add it up, it spells the forbidden “un-clutch”.

    • John

      I just dont like him in the 5th spot clutch or not, I’d rather have Posada.

      • Don

        I know this is knee jerk considering the year he has had, but if the Yanks had the chance, they shouldve dealt Cano for Matt Kemp and signed Orlando Hudson.

        • Jake

          He’s batting .313 what is the problem?

          • Don

            I just dont confidence in him long term. He doesnt walk enough to hit 2, is too streaky for 3/4, and doesnt hit well enough with RISP nor hit with enough power for the 5 hole.

            All in all, hes a 6 hitter at best.

        • John

          nope, and would the dodgers have done it? probably not, right?

          • Don

            Not sure. Not familiar with Colletti’s thoughts on Cano/Kemp, but I know Bowa and Torre have an affection for Cano.

        • UWS
        • Zack

          I never understood why the Dodgers would agree to that deal, Kemp is a 30/30 CF for the next 10 years.

          • Don

            I dont like revisiting topics like this, but if I was building a team, I certainly wouldnt have Cano on it.

            Just not a “winning” player in my book. I know its very un-sabrmetric, but just an instinct.

            • UWS

              What the hell does “not winning player” mean?

              • Zack

                It means he’s not in the class of Omir ‘winning player’ Santos

                • Don

                  Just my personal opinion.

                  Some of this game is still studied with your eyes, and not just numbers.

                • whozat

                  Yeah…and my eyes tell me that Cano is a really good hitter, with a lot of pop for a second baseman, and a lot of defensive ability.

                • Zack

                  But he’s always smiling!1!!

                • Don

                  He is a good hitter, but his numbers over a career play out that he doesn’t get it done with RISP, nor takes enough walks to be productive during his slumps.

              • Don

                He has a Jose Reyes quality to him.

                • UWS

                  ….

                  I would take Jose Reyes off the Mets’ hands in a heartbeat every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

                • whozat

                  Look, guys, it’s the “lazy dominican” meme…but he’s not kidding.

                • Zack

                  Because he’s Latino and smiles too much?

                • Don

                  They might oblige since all the buzz if the Mets dont get it done this year, he will be the scapegoat and be dealt for pitching.

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

                  Talented and Dominican?

              • Drew

                Latino

                • Don

                  Wrong.

                  Has nothing to do with his ethnicity, he could be green for all I care.

                  I care about winning.

                • Zack

                  Saying he has Jose Reyes quality to him doesn’t help your argument. If you’re going to make a statement about Cano atleast be prepared to back it up with more then ‘that’s what my eyes tell me’

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

                  Then might you care to know that Robbie Cano is 7th amongst MLB 2B in WAR with a 1.6 mark?

                • Don

                  I did, with 4 separate career stats detailing hitting with RISP.

                • whozat

                  Then you should want Robbie Cano on your team. Is he Chase Utley? No, but that’s ok. He’s still one of the more valuable young players in the game.

                  He’s not perfect, but he’s really good, and it’s kinda ridiculous to call him “not a winning player”

                • Don

                  7th is solid. I never said he wasnt a good player.

                  I prefered someone like Orlando Hudson in the offseason, while using Cano to get something else we could use this year and beyond.

                • UWS

                  What are his stats besides batting average in those situations?

                • Don

                  Then what makes him a “winning player”?

                • Drew

                  Moronic debate here! Jetes isnt a winning player the last 5 years! lets DFA him!

                • Don

                  Ugggh, to be young and naive.

                  Open your mind to something else but stats, and take the pinstriped glasses off for once.

                • UWS

                  A winning player is, by definition, someone who helps your club win. He doesn’t have to be spectacular, just solid. And Robbie is more than solid. Therefore, he is a winning player.

                • Drew

                  You have listened to too much Francessa dude. “winning player…” I have nothing else to say but, “winning player.” WTF does that even mean?

                • Don

                  That actually is a solid argument.

                  My original thought was that Cano was more valuable to the team in what he could he bring back in the prior offseason when a solid replacement like Orlando Hudson was available.

                • Don

                  Wrong dude. I dont listen to Francesa.

                  Im not over here calling for trades for Mclouth and Arroyo.

                • UWS

                  The problem with that thought is that:

                  1. Coletti might not want to make the deal.

                  2. Hudson is on the wrong side of 30 and had a bad wrist, which is always dangerous for a hitter.

                • Don

                  Id put Jason Giambi in that “moronic” winning player mold as well.

                  At the end of the year, the numbers look solid, but doesnt do enough all over the field to help the team win.

                  I am not saying Cano and Giambi are similar statistical players/nor in style but rather they lack a specific skill set I would want on my team.

                • Don

                  For me Cano doesnt score enough runs, drive in enough runs, display enough patience at the plate, while also lacking any demonstrable base running ability.

                  He just doesnt do enough in my eyes for me not to consider trading him if the package is right.

                • Drew

                  Whatever bro, you don’t like Cano.

                  Jimmy crack corn….

                • Zack

                  “For me Cano doesnt score enough runs, drive in enough runs, display enough patience at the plate, while also lacking any demonstrable base running ability.”

                  You said Cano has Jose Reyes quality. Yet Reyes scores alot of runs, drives in alot from leadoff in NL, OBP last 4 years is .355, and steals alot of bases.

                • Don

                  I didnt compare Cano and Reyes statistically.

                  They arent anything alike.

                  I just wouldnt want them on my team, Id rather let some other team “enjoy” them and get a different high quality player/s in return.

                • Don

                  If the Mets could get Roy Halladay and Scutaro for Reyes, you think they’d do it?

                • Zack

                  No one said Reyes was untradable.

                • Zack

                  No one said Reyes was untradable.

                • Zack

                  You can’t talk about Cano v another 2B and compare that to Reyes v Best SP and SS having a good season

                • Don

                  I was comparing the fact that the Yanks should consider dealing Cano, the way the Mets will consider dealing Reyes in the offseason.

                  Obviously, they are different caliber players, but they are both young guys who can fetch a lot back in return.

                • Don

                  Both may more value to their team in what they can bring back, rather than what they do on an everyday basis.

                  Time will tell.

                • Zack

                  Yeah but there’s no way Mets could get Scutaro and Halladay for Reyes. Jays wouldnt do Reyes for Halladay straight up. So your fantasy scenario doesnt help your argument

                • Don

                  You know what I mean. Reyes as the centerpiece.

                  Dont mince words. You understand my point.

                  Lets watch this at bat, shall we?

            • Infamous

              Hahah. Thats just all sorts of retarded.

            • Mike R. – Retire 21

              Thank you Steve Phillips!

      • Some call me…tim

        Where does he hit best?

        • John

          7th with the best BA, OBP, SLG there.

          • Some call me…tim

            TY John.

            How bout a streaking Godzilla and resurgent switch hitting catcher ahead of him?
            :)

        • UWS

          In Chavez Ravine, according to Don :)

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

            IETC.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Awful 5 hitter? Who’s going to replace him?

    • Accent Shallow

      And this year he’s hitting .400 in “Late & Close” situations.

      I’m entirely unable to bring myself to believe that those stats have any predictive power.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    What are the odds that Sergio Mitre can help the Yankees bullpen this year? The NEW YORK Yankees bullpen.

    • zs190

      A little less than Brett Tomko probably.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Wow victor in real pain.

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

    Hola peoples. Miss me? No? Ok.

    • UWS

      I don’t know about the rest of these bums, but *I* missed you!

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

        Why I gotta be all that, though?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I was just wondering about an hour ago where you have been.

    • Drew

      Welcome back Chica

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And Victor Martinez was on my fantasy team. *sigh*

  • pollo

    STAY OUT DONT TRY TO BE A MAN.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    I would throw him a high and tight fastball.LOL.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    He cant run. He has to come out.

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

    If Victor Martinez was white, short and balding then he would’ve gutted this out and stayed in the game; bitch-ass. #dustinpedroia

  • Matt-Pitt

    V-Mart looks like he is in some serious pain. Shoppach should be in the game for him after the commercial break.

  • UWS

    Martinez is out. Hopefully he’s OK.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I hope he’s back in the line-up on Tuesday.

      • UWS

        +1

  • John

    I hope V-Mart is OK but I’m happy Shoppach’s in! :)

  • UWS

    Welcome back, Jorge.

  • Jake

    hip hip…

  • Alex S

    i called that HR

  • Matt-Pitt

    Posada hasn’t missed a beat.

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

    Never skipped a beat.

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

    Hip hip!

  • Accent Shallow

    “In play, run(s)” is so much more exciting than anything Michael Kay could ever utter.

    • John

      IETC

    • whozat

      I hate, though, when it’s a bases loaded or 2nd and 3rd situation, and there’s fewer than two outs…then you don’t know! Sac fly? Run scoring grounder? Bases clearing double? Granny? WHAT IS IT?!?!?!

      • Accent Shallow

        Agreed, but that’s why it’s nice to have the TV on and Gameday up.

        Just Gameday, I can see the frustration.

        • John

          but just seeing the “In play, run(s)” is good enough for me to get all excited because at least we scored one run.

  • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

    Hip Hip Jorge!

  • Accent Shallow

    Carmona’s first walk will be issued to:

    A) Swisher
    B) Gardner
    C) Jeter
    D) Cano

    • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

      e)teixeira

      • John

        f) A-rod
        g) Posada

        • John

          got it right!

    • zs190

      F) ARod

      • UWS

        Step forward and claim your prize, sir.

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

    Swishah!!!

  • Alex S

    straight to center oooohhhweee

  • Ivan

    Swish!!!

  • Jake

    Swisher Picker-Upper!

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

    I can work with this home run derby thing.

  • UWS

    Swishalicious!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Niceee. That should pick Swish up.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Bandbox

    • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

      damn you sir.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I’ve always been quick on the draw.

        TWSS.

        • whozat

          Way to pre-empt the obvious comeback.

          That’s advanced internettery there.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            Told ya I was quick.

  • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

    BANDBOX! obv cleveland is a bandbox

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Good job Little Nicky.

  • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

    Swished!

  • John

    Man, JoPo has spoiled us for long, it’s gonna suck once he retires…unless Romine/Montero pan out of course.

    • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

      the scary thing is so have rivera and jeter. its very rare a team has that many impact players come up in a yr or 2 span and have them stick at the ml level for so long and be such great players.

      jeter, rivera, posada, pettitte (even in houston) and am i missing anyone else?

      • daveg

        it wasn’t too long ago we had Bernie

        • whozat

          I was going to say this. The end of his career really colors my memories of him, but he was legitimately great for a stretch there.

          • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

            yeah bernie was the most feared hitter of his generation

      • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

        A-Rod? He often is unappreciated by most, saying things like we would be better without him.

        • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

          irrelevant. he was brought up by seattle

        • whozat

          He didn’t come up with the Yanks, so he is by definition not relevant to this conversation.

          • John

            but nonetheless, it’s gonna suck once he’s gone too as he is once in a lifetime player PEDs or not.

        • Accent Shallow

          A-Rod’s great, but he’s not a product of the Yankee farm system around ’95, the way Jeter/Mo/Pettitte/Posada were.

          • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

            and to go with the above, bernie wasnt either, he came up in like 91 or 92 or something and thats the reason they traded roberto kelly for paul oneill cause they knew they had somehting speacial in the most feared hitter of his generation bernie williams

            EFF GRAMMAR YO!

          • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

            Yeah, that’s why I wasn’t sure about posting it. But he is a Yankee right now, and in the moment he retires, everyone would be missing his production. Maybe not all the memories and stuff, but surely the production?

            • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

              Doh! missed this part.

              “impact players come up in a yr or 2 span and have them stick at the ml level for so long and be such great players.”

              Me = Fail.

            • whozat

              Oh, yeah, sure, but I didn’t think this was about the memories…it was more about “hey, that was a great young core the Yanks developed in the mid ’90s”

    • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

      When (or is that IF) Mo retires, then that would really suck. (Not saying that a closer > catcher, just that Mo compared to a replacement closer > Posada compared to replacement catcher.)

      • John

        definitely, its gonna be sucky once him and Jeter are gone.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Jeter has one of those swings every 2 weeks or so.

  • UWS

    By the way, is Don the Don of Phil Huggies fame on RLYW?

    • Don

      Take it easy UWS.

      I actually worked in the front office for the team not too long ago, and read but dont post on here often.

      • UWS

        That doesn’t answer my question, though, does it?

        • Don

          I dont have my own blog, nor write for any other blog.

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

    Kay, we get it, Sabathia used to be a Cleveland Indian; you don’t have to say, “[Insert batter’s name here] will face his former teammate…” every damn time a Tribe hitter comes to bat.

    • Zack

      CC played for Cleveland?

      • whozat

        *golf clap*

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    What a terrible word phrasing that Kay just said.

    “3 Yankee Championships that Huggins piloted”

    • UWS

      What a terrible word phrasing that Kay just said.

      Snarky commentary fail ;)

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Yeah. I agree

        Andy = FAIL at good grammars

        • Drew

          +1

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

    YES’ gun sucks, CC’s been 94-96 MPH all game and I don’t think YES has ever shown a reading above 92.

    • Jay

      GC reading?

  • Doug

    the man-child singled in his 1st AB down in tampa and is up to .345

  • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

    god i hope we tattoo pavano tomorrow

    • whozat

      I would tattoo bags of money on his bruised buttock, ribcage, rotator cuff (on the inside), elbow, and face.

      • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

        ietc

  • Ivan

    If Pavano is 2nd best pitcher, is that really good?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Beautifully turned

    • whozat

      Whatever. He doesn’t have “it” so he needs to be traded. Orlando Hudson would have done that better.

      • Jay

        lmao

      • UWS

        Yeah, Cano doesn’t have the je ne sais quois, does he.

        • Some call me…tim

          I don’t know what that is…

      • Jake

        +1

  • Jay

    Sick turn.

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

    A strikeout pitcher who gets double plays makes Homer go something something…

  • J.R.

    Anyone think that Cano is going to get called on one of these phantom tags turning the double?

    • Drew

      Does anyone?

  • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

    man i wish verizon had picture in picture so i could have the yankee game on in the corner of the hocley game…but i cannot miss wings/pens for a reg season yankee game..esp since theres no chance of msising a perfect game a this point lol :-P

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I’ve only had picture in picture with Direct TV. talk about a waste of a feature. It doesn’t work with any other provider.

      • http://www.votepaulformayor.blogspot.com jsbrendog

        worked fine when i had time warner. what i dont get is why is it on the verizon remote if it doesnt work?

        we used to use it on time warner to keep the ball game on during network shows cause we didnt have dvr

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I like CC in charge of field trips and general enjoyment.

    • Zack

      I like CC on the mound

  • Babe’s Ghost

    a winner would have taken more than one pitch with Fausto at 53 in the third inning.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Robby is my favorite player but this is why he frustrates me… The guy ahead of you just walked. The guy on the mound doesn’t throw much strikes. And if you are going to swing at the first pitch, at least make sure it is one that you can drive. Not one bearing down on the outside corner at the knees that you poke to third. So much more talent than that and he has proved it before.

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

      I understand your sentiment, but that pitch was belt-high.

      • Matt-Pitt

        Was it? I thought it was bearing down and away, could be wrong though. Glad to see I’m not the only who has Robby as a favorite.

  • John

    Robbie: No me gusta Patience!

  • Ivan

    Garko had no chance rite there.

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

    Heh, I love watching CC Sabathia and Josh Beckett and their respective 88-90 MPH changeups.

  • Ivan

    David Price with 11 K’s in 5.2 IP. I think he has a chance to be a solid pitcher at the big league level.

    • Zack

      But he’s a 5 inning pitcher!!! With a WHIP of 1.78!

    • whozat

      Nice. Now the Rays can use him to fix up their bullpen! What a godsend for them!

      • UWS

        +1,345,870

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

          +1,345,871

          • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

            +1

      • Matt M.

        only if its TEH 8th inning !11!!!1!!!!1!1!

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

          Look at the Red Sawx. Dey are soooo smart, dey put Paps (EDIT-Actually, Theo wanted Paps to start) as dah closer and dah rest is history.

          I wish I lived in Bawston, I love everything about dat team.

    • John

      BUT he didn’t even pitch 6 innings! He is so inefficient…to the bullpen!!!

      • Zack

        We’ve seen him out of the bullpen, we know what he can do out of the bullpen. Right now? Just a decent #4 starter, but dominant in the bullpen

    • V

      ANDY SONNANSTINE IS A STARTING PITCHER!

      • John

        ietc…

  • V

    1964, Browns.

  • YankeeScribe

    Carmona has thrown a lot of pitches but why have the Yanks only scored two runs? This guy’s a bum…

  • UWS

    Watching Matsui run is causing me sympathy pains.

  • John

    7 groundball outs for Fausto today in 3.1 innings

  • Babe’s Ghost

    bunt grit bunt!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Cabrera looked like he had the foot still on. I’ll take the call though.

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

    JETES!!!!

  • Jake

    Ill take that capt

  • John

    Gardy caused that error with his gritty power.

  • whozat

    Clutch hit? Or honestly….kinda lucky hit?

    • Zack

      Or no hit because it was an error

      • whozat

        ?

        Jeter? There was an error?

        • Zack

          Oh my fault, thought it was about our gritty CF

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

      Is there another kind?

    • UWS

      Lucky. The SS was inches from catching it.

      But hey, better be lucky than good, no?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Merry-go-round

  • whozat

    When did gameday add the ability to see into the future?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Put one in the stands, Tex. Put this game out of reach early.

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

      I can’t wait to play the Sox again. We need to play someone who can compete with us. The rest of the American League just can’t keep up with us and our incredible Baseball fabulousness.

      • Zack

        The THIRD place Red Sox?

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

          Yes, we need to even up that 0-5 aberration we currently sport against them.

          Not that it matters much, were going to win this division by a country mile, but its just another measure of our greatness to bitch slap ESPN’s “best team in Baseball” around.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m liking the non-2007 version of Carmona.

  • Alex S

    kay just said great baserunning by jeter

    • Chris V.

      it wasnt bad baserunning, they would have had second no matter what.

      • Chris V.

        second and third no matter what

  • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

    Me like Yanks capitalizing on opponents errors.

  • Jake

    pick em up A-Rod

  • whozat

    So…if ARod gets a hit here, is it clutch? Or is it just that it’s a “choke” if he doesn’t?

    • UWS

      The latter, of course.

    • Zack

      it’s ARod padding his stats

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

      To be honest, I’ve heard VERY little of that nonsense this year. I think we all came to appreciate how much this team needs Alex, if we didn’t already. This team took off the minute he came back.

  • Drew

    Chance for robbie to work on that bases loaded avg.

    • Drew

      :)

  • Matt-Pitt

    Alright, Robby… Put one in the gap.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Well, he did put it in the gap.

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie,

    A base hit here would be optimal. A walk would also be acceptable.

  • UWS

    C’mon, Robbie. Make the haters shut up!

  • Don

    Nice job Robbie.

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

      Hudson would’ve done a great job, though. ;)

  • Jake

    Orlando would have hit a grand slam….

    • Zack

      O-Dog would have yelled for Arod to stay at 2nd at keep the inning moving, if only we had O-Dog

  • Accent Shallow

    If Cano doesn’t end the inning, think Carmona gets yanked?

  • John

    selfish OBP padder

  • UWS

    Yay!

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

    ARod with the unclutch baserunning.

  • Don

    but then again, it was already 6-0.

    • whozat

      Right…so if he’d failed, it’d have supported your point, but since he didn’t…it’s irrelevant.

    • UWS

      Oh no you diin’t!

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

      *facepalm*

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Friggin single. Damn Cano should not be in the 5 hole. Singles are what 9 hole hitters do.

  • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

    Robbie!

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

    Another annoying RBI for Cano!

  • Don

    Im pumped with the whole team, and I’ll continue to root for Robbie, especially if it means getting Matt Cain back in the offseason.

    • Accent Shallow

      But what’s the point of getting Cain, since CC/Burnett/Wang/Joba/Hughes are under contract for 2010? Unless you’re planning on trading one of them for a bat?

      And that seems a little Byzantine.

      • Drew

        Because. We can replace robbie with Orlando F&*0-ng Hudson.

      • Don

        You can never, ever have enough power arms like Cain.

        There is a reason the Yanks havent offered Wang an extension.

        • John

          soooo…we shouldn’t have traded Farnsworth?

        • whozat

          Yeah…because they’re concerned about his health and think Hughes is about to emerge with guys like Kennedy and Aceves proving depth, and Zmac, Brackman and Betances looking to arrive around when Wang’s contract will be up.

          Trading your only plus offensive player that is still on the upswing of his career for Matt Cain would be absolutely ludicrous.

          • Accent Shallow

            I suppose it would depend on who you can get for Wang/Joba/Hughes (since one of them would almost certainly be traded if the Yankees acquired Cain), but I’m skeptical that whoever the Yankees got for them would have Robbie’s combination of production/upside, as well as being a plus up-the-middle defender.

            It’s not an insane idea, but it’s roster shuffling.

        • Zack

          Same reason a 36 year Derek Lowe didnt get $60m this offseason…

      • UWS

        Something tells me there’s a “Joba will go to the ‘pen” in there somewhere.

        /shiver

        • Don

          When did you guys become Yankees fans, in 98?

          I want Joba at the top of the rotation wise-a##.

          • whozat

            1985, actually.

          • Drew

            I became a fan in 02. does that make me a better fan than you? I mean, I have’nt even seen us win yet.

            • Don

              It means you dont know the game.

              You only know what you read, you ever play the game? work inside the game? ride on the Yankee team bus? have baseball ops convos with Cashman?

              I have. Show a little respect. All I did was bring up a topic of discussion and the pre-pubescent fans on here went wild.

              • Drew

                I could give two shits bro. I watch just as many games as you (maybe more?). I study the game just as much as you. So please, stfu.

                • Drew

                  Btw, “show a little resect,” I LMAO at this.

                • Drew

                  Also to Don, I’ll tell my 11 year old bro to stop watching because he will never amass the knowledge that the great “Don” has gained.

          • whozat

            What does that have to do with anything? What about not wanting to trade Cano for Matt Cain makes me a “bandwagoner”?

            • Don

              It means you always trade a 2B who has never scored 100 runs, driven in 100 runs, nor hit more than 20 home runs for a 25 year old horse with filthy stuff.

    • whozat

      Jawdropping.

      What???

      The Yankees develop righthanded pitching, and are top-heavy with aging position players…and you want them to trade for Matt Cain? I just watched him the other day; he’s another kid with great stuff that can’t throw strikes. This is what you want to trade for, so that we can sign ANOTHER aging position player like Orlando Hudson (who, apparently, is no longer the defender he once was)

      • Don

        Joba has had that same problem this year.

        Should we give up on him? I dont think so, I want him in the rotation.

        • Drew

          We should trade him for O-Dawg!

        • whozat

          Heyyyyyyy, strawman!

          We already HAVE Joba Chamberlain. His BB/9 was better than Cain’s throughout his minor league career, also. That changes the equation.

          You want to trade Robinson Cano so that Matt Cain can slot into the rotation with CC/Burnett/Joba/Hughes…Why??

          • Don

            Why???

            To start a new dynasty predicated on high strikeout pitching.

    • Zack

      Why even watch? Robbie isnt a winning playing, and his non-winningness will definately rub off on the other players down the stretch, it’s a lost season

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

      ITEC

      Ignore Everything from This Commenter

      • John

        i like it that’s a keeper

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

        lol, IETC fail

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

          Yeah! I suck! LMAO

  • Drew

    I think I speak for everyone when I say, Robbie is not a winning player. ;)

  • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

    A-Rod just wants the inning to end already so that CC could get back in the mound already and not go cold sitting in the bench.

    • John

      team player, giving up a run scored for himself!

      • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

        Giving up run(s) scored to save some run(s) allowed.
        CC is dealing. It is so nice to have an Ace.

  • Mike Francesa

    I seen enough of CC tonight to know that he should be in the bullpen bridging the gap to Mariano.
    Love, Mike Francesa

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

      Yes, because when you criticize Joba for being a 5 inning pitcher, the answer is to make him a 1 inning pitcher.

      • Zack

        If he had an era like Greinke of 0.85, or like Santana’s 1.86 then I wouldnt be able to say anything, but it’s 3.97 and WHIP is 1.50!1!!

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

    When do we play the Sox again. I want to watch that little midget get his pint-sized ass struck out.

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

      And I need a good laugh when Dice-K can’t get past the 4th, and Beckett’s shoulder blows out. Again.

  • Drew

    Yes is really off tonight on the radar. Holy shit.

    • Zack

      It’s been off all season, they shouldnt even use it, just steal gameday’s numbers

      • Drew

        Nah I mean usually, it will have the occasional 66. Today, it’s just not even close, ever.

  • Jake

    CC is dealing

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    If CC does something special and The Cavs lose, it could be a bad night Cleveland. A good night to loot the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Beware of Michael Kay

    and his big mouth tonight…

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I love this team.

  • Accent Shallow

    What’s the over/under on the number of runs the Yankees will score against Ohka?

  • My Name Ain’t Kelvin

    Tomo Ohka. Brett Tomko. A nice tag team. :)

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Dave Winfield is salivating.

  • whozat

    Where’s that opposite field approach, Hideki???

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

      In Japan, that IS the opposite field.

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

        IETC

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Is this stadium built on an ancient burial ground? what weird shit goes on here.