Jun
01

Game 51: Joba vs. the rain, reprise

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In his previous start this past Tuesday, Joba Chamberlain had to deal with a 2.5 hour rain delay. That didn’t help him any, and he surrendered three runs in four innings, walking four while throwing 84 pitches. Joba just didn’t have it, and as always it led to a cadre of voices calling for his exile to the bullpen. Thankfully, Brian Cashman stood up and told people to chill. Joba is still a starter, and he’ll get his next chance tonight. Unfortunately, he’ll be up against nature again , as the forecast calls for t-storms in Cleveland.

The Yankees had some troubles hitting Carl Pavano yesterday. Today, offense shouldn’t be as much of an issue as they’ll face the eminently hittable Jeremy Sowers. The 26-year-old lefty had tossed just 14 innings this year, and has been battered to the tune of 12 earned runs and three homers. He’s struck out just five and has walked seven. That’s just not going to fly against the Yanks. Of his 290 career innings, 15 have come against the Yankees, in which he’s allowed 11 earned runs.

It looks like Girardi is using this opportunity to give Damon a rest and A-Rod a half-day off. This is the first game all season where his A-lineup has been completely available, but he’s not going to use it in the series finale. Which is just fine. The Indians have a depleted lineup and are tossing out a mediocre starter. They can debut the A-lineup tomorrow night in front of the home crowd.

Notes: From Mark Feinsand’s shiny new Twitter feed: “Jose Molina setback in Tampa today. Don’t look for his return anytime soon.” Looks like Cervelli will get a chance to settle himself into the backup role, one he’s probably going to fill in 2010 in any case…Xavier Nady also felt something in his elbow. They’ll see how that feels tomorrow.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF — hoping for an A-Rod effect here
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, DH
5. Jorge Posada, C
6. Robinson Cano, 2B
7. Melky Cabrera, LF
8. Angel Berroa, 3B
9. Brett Gardner, CF

And on the mound, number sixty-two, Joba Chmberlain

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    2 questions: shouldnt melky and swisher be switched in the field? melky has a cannon, swish doesnt… so shouldnt melky be the guy in RF? and, why berroa over pena?

    • 27 this year

      I think Swisher is just used to playing RF.

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

      I was thinking that about Swish and Melky. Not only doesn’t Swish have a cannon, but he unleashes these lollipop throws that are horribly off line.

  • Rene

    2 3rd baseman???????
    i hope we dont lose the dh

    • Rene

      ok it was fixed

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

      The worst part is that I made a mental note to write “Alex Rodriguez, DH” before I wrote the post. I can’t save myself from my own mental lapses.

      • Some call me…tim

        You and that dude in Florida…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    by the way joe, that link u have regarding cashman telling ppl to chill isnt working on my computer… not sure if its just my comp but maybe double check it

    • 27 this year

      yea it doesn’t work for me either

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

      Yet another mental lapse. I’m at the woman’s place, and her wireless is all sorts of weird. Sites, even Google, randomly won’t load for 15 minutes at a time. Horribly frustrating. I copied the link from Google and forgot to add the http://

      Thanks for the catch.

  • e mills

    weather.com doesn’t have the rain starting til after 11…hope they’re correct

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

      Really? When I read it, it said chance of thunderstorms this evening with it letting up around 11.

      • pat

        7 pm
        76° F
        Precip:
        0%

        8 pm
        73° F
        Precip:
        5%

        9 pm
        73° F
        Precip:
        10%

        10 pm
        69° F
        Precip:
        15%

        11 pm
        68° F
        Precip:
        30%
        Tue
        Jun 2
        12 am
        67° F
        Precip:
        40%

        1 am
        64° F
        Precip:
        50%

        2 am
        63° F
        Precip:
        40%

        • pat

          that was a little long, sorry.

          and no, that’s definitely not what she said,.

  • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

    I’ve been doing everything through Mike, so Joe probably doesn’t know anything about it. So I’m hoping it’s still okay to let people know that I’m liveblogging the game at my Yankees blog (http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/).

    Just another place, like here, to talk about the game.

  • pat

    Hey Girardi just because berroa is on the roster doesn’t mean you have to use him.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    I know WHY they want Nady to be able to throw, but what I don’t understand is why they’ll push the issue. I’ll take his bat off the bench and as a situational DH. Why break something that is partially fixed?

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      We don’t need another DH-only. And it’s not like Nady has such a great bat that we need it anyway.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

        And it’s not like Nady has such a great bat that we need it anyway.

        thats insane. when we have our “A” lineup, our best pinch hitter is brett gardner

        we CERTAINLY need his bat

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Plus Swisher hasn’t been too hot lately. I’d gladly take Nady’s bat over Swish.

          • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

            I don’t exactly like Nady’s 4:1 K:BB ratio. But I just think he’s cool.

        • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

          Why do we need his bat? The team scored 5.54 runs/game in May, and their pitching was a lot better. I don’t think Nady means the difference between 5.5 runs/game and 6.

          We already have a guy on the bench that Girardi can’t, or really doesn’t want to, put in the OF. Why put another guy like that on the bench unless absolutely necessary?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

            dude, u cant be serious

            ANGEL BERROA IS ON OUR 25-MAN ROSTER

            that sentence alone is reason we need (yes, need) xavier nadys bat…. swish is in a horrific slump, and when we play in national league ballparks soon, would u rather pinch hit for burnett with ramiro pena, or xavier nady??

            • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

              If you can’t understand why having DH-only guys is not a good thing, I can’t help you. Perhaps somebody else would like to explain the idea of flexibility to you.

              • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

                alright im done… if u think getting a healthy nady and getting rid of a useless berroa wouldnt be a welcome addition to the team, theres really no point in debating with u

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                  Boy, this got out of hand fast, didn’t it? It jumped up a notch!

              • Spaceman.Spiff

                If you can’t understand how much better Xavier Nady’s bat is than Brett Gardner’s (our primary pinch-hitter at the moment) then we can’t help you. Perhaps somebody else would like to explain the idea of pinch-hitting to you.

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        But it upgrades the bench. I get where you’re coming from but I’d rather have half a player than no player at all. Meh, I guess it just doesn’t make a difference.

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF Berroa getting a start?!?!?!

    • kenthadley

      somebody needs to make the first error…..

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Oh my Mo, I shudder at the thought of the idiots bashing Girardi over that if it happens.

        CLUELESS JOE PUTS IN TEH SCRUB AND RUINS OUR ERRORLESS STREAK WTF YOU SUX0R!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

      im curious as to that as well… pena switch hits, so im not sure whats going on with that

  • John Duci

    I hope the game starts on time rain delays suck…

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      I’m guessing Joba’s right there with you when it comes to that.

  • MattG

    What’re the odds Berroa doesn’t bother to check the line-up card? Someone better tell him bring his glove from the hotel.

  • e mills

    Great Steve Phillips!!!!

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    I still don’t get how Torre didn’t call that game…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Oh shit that’s right. Bye bye errorless record streak. Angel is here.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Hey, what is the difference between a “No-Trade clasuse” and “No-trade protection?” Look at CC’s and Tex’s contracts on Cots.

    • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

      I think it’s because CC can nix a trade to any team, while Tex can only nix a trade to certain teams or a certain number of teams.

      • http://goldenrule.mlblogs.com/ Bryan V

        Other way around. Tex to anybody, CC to certain teams/certain number of teams.

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

      I think it has to do with compensation. A guy with a NTC can straight up decline a deal, but a guy with NTP can be traded, but will be compensated for it (say his salary increased $1M the following year, or an option is guaranteed).

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        Great. That makes sense. I wonder if CC opts out. He will still be owed around 95M at the time his OPT clause comes around. He did say he wanted it there so he wouldn’t weigh down a team financially. Hm… *Strokes chin*

  • e mills

    I read on a blog earlier that one BBTN, Ravech said the Yankees were the best team right now, while even Gammons shared that sentiment. Did anyone catch that?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I guess it’s the sign of the apocalypse.

    • pat

      yeah gammons, just said it on espn.

    • John

      Damon is 5 for 9 with two doubles against Sowers, oh well our lineup should (hopefully) still should be able to score.

      • John

        whoops…didn’t mean to reply here

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    lol steve phillips saying jeter has been batting 2nd most of the year and is only hitting leadoff cuz damon is outta the lineup is example #568734968 why ESPN needs a better research department

    • Rene

      lol

      • Some call me…tim

        Oral Hershey saying Joba is still converting to starter…really?

    • MattG

      Or just analysts that watch baseball. Just, wow.

    • Zack

      Ha did he really say that? wow

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      What else would you expect from the idiot who traded Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano*?

      (*Note: Yes, I know that was Duquette and not Phillips. I just don’t give a shit. Phillips annoys me, so I’m pulling a Tina Fey/Sarah Palin and constantly attributing the trade to him in an effort to smear him. Deal with it.)

  • Ivan

    Nice start DJ.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Aubrey Huff for Brandon Inge. Huff is 1b 3b and DH and Inge is 3b and C. What do I do? I have Inge, Do I pull the trigger.

    • John

      huff is a 3b?

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        Yeah. Eligible in this league.

  • John Duci

    Swisher gave it a ride. He’s showing some signs of turning it around, wouldnt that be nice.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      To just about the deepest part of the park too. I like it.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice way to start the inning. Everything has been a rocket so far.

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

    Tex is all sorts of locked in right now.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Is it me or is he incredibly strong? That pitch he hit and how he hit it for most guys would be a line out. The crack of the bat is not only LOUD but it’s a great line drive.

  • pat

    Sowers has a nice changeup.

  • pat

    Joba please come out and be Good Joba.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Sowers doesn’t look like he has bad stuff. Little deceptive delivery, pretty solid offspeed stuff. I guess his location in the bigs as been his downfall.

    Come on Joba, solid first inning here.

  • Justin

    Hope that was the shadows and not Sowers (or Yanks inability to hit him)

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

    46 K in 45.1 IP? And to think, Joba hasn’t shown any consistency at all this year.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      TO think how much better off he’d be in teh bullpen!
      Joba will shut Francesa by going 8 innings today. Or make Francesa rant how how much of it was “luck.”

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        Or if he has 85 pitches through 7, Joe will yank him.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Then a Francesa rant on how he couldn’t go 8 innings because ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHER!

      • Zack

        ‘If Joba had an era of 1.50 or 2.00 then yeah he could stay in the rotation’

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Joba will shut Francesa by going 8 innings today.

        The only thing that will shut up Mike Francesa about his B-Jobber rants is the cold, icy grip of death’s sweet embrace.

        Francesa may well put on his tombstone the epitaph “I don’t care what history says, I was right about Joba belonging in the bullpen.”

        • Zack

          Every time the bullpen blows a lead it will come up

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Shit, even when the bullpen just scuffles a little but doesn’t relinquish the lead, he brings it up.

            Joba could be the new Whitey Ford and front our rotation that wins 8 titles in the next 10 years, and before, during, and well after the fact, Francesa would claim that had we put him in the bullpen at the beginning and replaced him with Generic Starter X, we’d have won 10 for 10.

            He’s insane.

            • Zack

              It’s always the same. We can trade for a starting pitcher, but nobody is going to trade away a great bullpen arm. Or ‘I know he can be great in the bullpen, he’s a 5 inning pitcher.’

              I used to actually like listening to him, and one or two Joba debates a week would be ok, but now it’s daily. Now you just want something else thats big just so you dont have to listen to it

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I have no way of knowing whether or not Joba Chamberlain is a good starting pitching prospect right now capable of greatness in the future because his career is not over yet.

      Sincerely,
      Theoretical Joe Morgan

  • pat

    Mike would it be accurate to say Sowers is a good comp for Bleich?

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

      Nah, Sowers sucks. Bleich throws harder and has a better breaking ball.

      • pat

        hah nice, thanks.

  • Rene

    93mph im liking the speed

    • Rene

      95mph, maybee he can get to 98

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Ugh. Kay went there.

  • pat

    OMG I JUST SAW 96 MPH!!!!

  • V

    93-95 according to Gameday!!!

    • Zack

      but his shoulder !!1!

  • Jake

    b-jobbers on YES

  • BigBlueAL

    Listening to this debate on YES, basically they are saying that they might be moving Joba to the pen because he is basically the 6th best starter on this team. I highly doubt that….

  • Mike M

    That strikeout was so pointless…he’s gotta save those for teh 8th!1!

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    14 inch break on that one curveball. Nice.

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

    Joba’s bringing the cheese this inning.

  • e mills

    umm was that 97 on gameday too?

    • Zack

      yes

    • zs190

      I had to do a double check too and yeah, that was legit 97, wow.

    • Rene

      yes

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    So guys, What do you say? Huff for Inge? I’m giving up Inge.

  • Rene

    he has a 77mph curve and a 95mph fastball
    sick

  • Rene

    97mph!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan12

    why would they start berroa….there goes the errorless streak for sure

  • BigBlueAL

    You know maybe this talk of Joba to the pen because he is basically the 6th best starter on this team is firing him up right now.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    He is going to be tough to beat tonight. Everything is working.

  • Drew

    Dang Jober hit 97. where the fuck has that been?

  • V

    97 mph on the groundout according to Gameday!

  • Drew

    DEEEEEPPP to BG.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Joba using A LOT of offspeed that inning. All looked really good though.

  • V

    Fastball, changeup, curveball, slider, for strikes and not for strikes.

    Damn, Joba is an awesome pitcher.

    Damn, Victor Martinez is an awesome hitter for ALMOST crushing that.

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

    I figured it out, Joba’s trying to kill midgets with his fastball. that clever bastard.

  • e mills

    I kind of agree and disagree with Orel…yea it is nice to get through the early innings showing one or two pitches, however, if he’s throwing all four at plus stuff, then it kind of sets up the rest of the game because the hitters have all four pitches in their mind

  • pat

    OMG FANCY EATING PLACES THEY’RE KILLING BASEBALL

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I could go for a Rocky Mountain Oyster right now.

      • pat

        bwahaha

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

    That was a legit 97mph.

    • Rene

      what are the chances he hits 99??????

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

        Possible he looks like hes on a mission. The 98mph pitch YES has was “only” 94.3

        • Drew

          I got 97 on gameday. It’s usually accurate.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Maybe Cano should hit it right to the normal SS position because they seem to play him up the middle everytime.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Melky hasn’t hit a homer on the road yet right?

    • Rene

      yup

  • Drew

    Melkster still looking good. Put the good wood on that one.

  • Doctor J

    A scenario that will never happen, but is fun to ponder: say Wang continues to pitch well in relief, and Hughes continues to do average to above average as a starter. The slumping blue jays call and say we’ll take Wang, Hughes, and a non A-jax, but solid prospect for Halladay……do you do it??

    • Rene

      yes in a heartbeat, halladay is a ace!!!!!

    • pat

      milliheartbeat

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Cocaine heartbeat.

    • Rene

      and dont forget haladay is a ace in the AL East, Thats tough!!!!

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

      Nope too much for one player no matter how great he is.

    • John Duci

      No, I dont.

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

      Hmmm … I think no. Two ML starters for one usually doesn’t work out.

      • Rene

        then again an ace usualy gets traded

        • Rene

          doent get traded*

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Halladay just turned 32 a few weeks ago.

        Phil Hughes will be 22 for another month and change.

        I’ll take the next 10 years of Phil’s career over the next 5 of Halladay’s.

        • Doctor J

          I agree with the non-traders, especially since we could have had a younger and slightly better pitcher (Johan Santana) while giving up less; we held on to Hughes then, and I think we have to hold on to him now

    • Dorian

      Uh duh. I would have a helicopter come down on the field and pick up Wang and Hughes.

  • pat

    Seeing as though we all shat on K Cash a few days ago I assume Berroa is gonna have a good game.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Lol that’s the plan.

  • John

    We will score the next inning…Angel berroa got it out the infield!

  • E-ROC

    Maybe Berroa will run into a homer in this game. That first AB doesn’t reinforce that belief.

    • John

      maybe he gets hit in the head with the bases loaded like in the Simpsons

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        We’re talking SOFTBALL! From Maine to San Diego/
        Talking SOFTBALL! Mattingly and Canseco/
        Ken Griffey’s grotesquely swollen jaw/
        Steve Sax and his run-ins with the law/
        We’re talking Homer… Ozzie and the Straw/

        • BigBlueAL

          I LOVED that episode!!!!

          Pinch-hitting Homer for Strawberry even though he had hit 18 HR’s in the game because a LHP was brought in was a classic move!!!!

    • http://Archimboldi Joe Robbins

      Thanks, Brett. See, You don’t need a good jump.

  • boobie

    wow ump really is sketchy tonight

  • pat

    I’ll be completely honest, I had no idea about the story behind Wally Pipp.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      And you call yourself a Yankee fan…

      YOU GET THE F#$% OUT OF HERE, YOU DEGENERATE F$%#O!!!!

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

    Oh for the love of Mo please let Michael Kay get a headache so we can see who’ll replace him.

  • Drew

    I don’t understand where this velocity came from. Must be teh juice!!11!

  • Matt-Pitt

    I guess everybody is playing up the middle.

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

    Is Tippi Hedren in Cleveland or something? Goddamn birds.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Ooooh, the throwback reference.

      I haven’t seen this many swinging dames since Peter Lawford’s shindig up the coast last summer!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I guess Joba has been listening to Francesa lately.

    • Drew

      You mean he knows Andy Pettitte is a starting pitcher?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Oh man I didn’t even know that! ALL HAIL FRANCESA!

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

        ATROCIOUS!!!

  • A.D.

    Solid inning

  • e mills

    but he could’ve got 6 straight in the 7 and 8 and got the ball to MO!

  • Matt-Pitt

    The Jobber looking good. He is capable of this every game, just gotta work ahead and throw strikes.

  • boobie

    Joba hitting 97 which is great. Also a negative to that though. B-Jobbers will say he would hit 101 if he was in the pen.

    • kunaldo

      oy vey

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Also a negative to that though. B-Jobbers will say he would hit 101 if he was in the pen.

      All evidence to the contrary be damned.

  • A.D.

    Are those midges in the YES picture

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

      No, that’s Brett Gardner. They’re both small so it’s pretty easy to confuse them.

      • pat

        haha, look for the bald one thats grtiner.

  • Tank the Frank

    Gee… you think he’s a starter?

    He’s throwing mid 90s heat with 3 nasty off-speed pitches. I don’t think the Tribe has a chance tonight. You can see it in his body language. He’s out to prove something tonight.

  • pat

    How can educated baseball people watch this kid pitch and say he belongs in the bullpen? It’s mind blowing.

    • Zack

      because he’s a 5 inning pitcher and has zero chance of ever improving

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Because I watch baseball games with my own eyes and I “feel” proper strategy in my gut.

        Sincerely,
        Mike “George W. Bush” Francesa

  • Drew

    Quite a gritty gutty AB

  • zs190

    Great at-bat by Brett

  • e mills

    let’s not get (un)happy feet Brett

  • Tank the Frank

    BALLSY pitch taking by Gardner there. Dare I say… gutty.

  • Jake

    oh he’s fast.

  • Drew

    I hope yesterday was a learning experience for Grit. Run man! your fast as hell.

    • Drew

      you’re*

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

    I’m not a fan of bunting with Jeter, but he laid down a beaut right there.

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

    I’m kinda mad at Jeter for doing that, but kind of not.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Bunting for a hit, I dig it. C’mon Swish, just like the first inning. Get a good piece and drive it in the outfield.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Sigh…
    I called the GIDP.

  • Jake

    foot on bag question mark

    • Jake

      good call I guess ump

  • BigBlueAL

    Fucking Swisher.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Good D by the Indians there. Garko def wasn’t on the base though.

  • e mills

    I think his foot was off

  • E-ROC

    Was Garko off the bag??

    • zs190

      That looked awfully close, his feet seems to come off the bag just as Swish ran by, but it was close.

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

    See, here’s the irony. Everyone’s gonna be mad that Swish bounced into the DP but if Jeter had sac’d Gardner over and Swish got him in with a sac fly, everyone would be happy. Either way, it’s two outs for one run.

    • kunaldo

      touche…still, when presented with that opportunity, you’d like to come out with more…gotta make the most of good breaks…

    • Matt-Pitt

      But in all fairness, Jeter didn’t sac and they had first and third 0 out. Swish puts one in the air, they score a run, only 1 out and Jeter is still on to continue the inning. It was a good turn by Peralta, but you still kinda have to look at it the way it played out.

      • Nigel Incubator-Jones

        He ripped that down the line. You want to play for one run with a sac fly, but a sac bunt is taboo? If that gets by for a doule its the start of a huge inning.

        • Matt-Pitt

          I don’t ever want to play for one run, I was just playing devil’s advocate with the point. I don’t disagree that Swisher didn’t crush it, thats why I credited Peralta with a good play.

          • Nigel Incubator-Jones

            I hear ya

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

        Oh I agree with you. I’m upset that they only got the one run but if it had played out the way I said, everyone would be fawning over the play, saying it’s the “right way” to play the game and all that business.

        • Nigel Incubator-Jones

          agreed. I was replying to M-P

        • Matt-Pitt

          Yea, I agree with you. Then again, everybody would be pissed that the red hot Jeter is sac bunting in the second inning, hah. Myself included.

  • Bob Stone

    YES announcers were saying Jeter might steal. Jeter should have attempted a steal – With Gardner on third there might not even have been a throw and it would have eliminated the double play

    • Zack

      i blame girardi

  • Drew

    With Melk back in the lineup I’m kinda surprised Robbie isn’t in the two hole.

    • pat

      I was thinking the same thing, maybe girardi is trying to jump start swish by hitting him in front of the scorching tex.

  • Dorian

    I know we have been privaleged to see DJ for a long time. But do we ever truly appreciate his greatness.

    • Matt-Pitt

      I feel a lot of Yankees’ fans don’t appreciate his, Mo’s or Posada’s enough. Those 3 have REALLY spoiled Yankees’ fans since they have entered that organization. Those shoes are going to feel like the Titanic to fill.

  • pat

    Why doesnt swisher get an rbi?

    • Matt-Pitt

      If you ground into a DP, you never get credited with a rbi.

      • pat

        just because of how ridiculously inefficient it is?

    • kunaldo

      b/c it’s 2 outs for a run….i think it’s silly…yeah, a DP isnt optimal…but as bad a stat as a RBI is, you should get one there

  • arlok789

    Berroa looked like he was inches from bobbling that.

  • desus

    Angel, don’t get all fancy on us.

  • e mills

    Orel just said A-Rod may have not wanted to be on the field and may be the reason Angel is out there…I may have to turn on MLB.tv

  • e mills

    look at the range

  • Drew

    Great play Jetes

  • arlok789

    Knee high mid 90s fastballs on the outside corner are naaasty.

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

    Heh, I laughed at Joba’s attempted kick save.

    • Charlie

      he was worried about Jeter’s severe lack of range, i don’t know how he got to that one

  • John Duci

    Gameday has 5 or 6 pitches from Joba in the K zone that have been called balls. Atleast he’s pitcging well.

    • John Duci

      pitching*

    • Zack

      what about the other pitcher?

      • John Duci

        I dont know. I only watch gameday when Joba is pitching so I can see the velocity. I dont trust the YES gun.

        • Tank the Frank

          YES gun is in line with GameDay tonight.

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

    John Flaherty hosting a radio show? Oh my Mo would that be awful.

  • gxpanos

    Wow. Joba’s ridunk right now. Efficient, too. I bet Posada’s so mad behind the plate every time Joba throws a sick breaking ball.

    • e mills

      why would he be mad?

      • kunaldo

        b/c he can’t handle pitches in the dirt?

      • gxpanos

        Jo-Po is a B-Jobber of the first order.

  • e mills

    Joba have no-no stuff tonight?

    • Zack

      shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

      • arlok789

        Kay already said the P word, why would he do that?

    • Drew

      Don’t get all Kay on me.

    • gxpanos

      You serious?

      Even if he did, now he doesn’t. CYBER-JINX!

      Kiddin’. He does…

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      Dont jinx it :)

    • Matt-Pitt

      you really just say that man?

      • e mills

        just saying his stuff looks good

  • Drew

    Love this dude.

  • Rene

    9up 9down

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

    Man, that WCBS 880 ad is way too over-dramatic.

  • Charlie

    is it at all possible for Michael Kay to just NOT mention a perfect game/ no no?? Just once?

    • Drew

      Nope.

      • kunaldo

        easy guys…it doesnt matter…joba’s on a mission to shut fatcesa up…nothing will get in his way, not even the big headed one

    • Zack

      Did he do his “it’s not like the pitcher is in the dugout listening to us so does it really matter” explanation yet?

    • Zack

      Did he do his “it’s not like the pitcher is in the dugout listening to us so does it really matter” explanation yet?

  • John Duci

    I hate Michael Kay. He jinxes everything.

    • Charlie

      I don’t think he even likes the yankees. He wants to jinx them

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It feels like we’ve been in Cleveland for a month.

  • Tank the Frank

    Joba would have thrown at least 5 less pitches in this game so far if the ump’s zone wasn’t so minute.

  • Matt-Pitt

    This ump is calling some very questionable strikes.

    • John Duci

      He’s giving Sowers the low strike.

      • Matt-Pitt

        The shin strike. Joba better start gettng those calls as well.

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

    Bob Lemon.

    <3 B-R

  • Mike Francesa

    Jobbers still better in the bullpen 8th inning. It reminds me of my childhood fantasies of Goose Gossage.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      Mike is that really u :P

      • Mike Francesa

        of course it is. jobber in the 8th.

    • Tank the Frank

      Goose Gossage uuuuggghhh is a Hawl of Famer uuuuhhhh. And he wants Jober in the bullpen, ok. Enough said.

  • Drew

    Somebodies bound to get shat on.

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

    Hey, Mike and John, there’s a baseball game going on.

  • BigBlueAL

    Offense is frustrating me…..

    • pat

      Eh, hard hits they’re just at people so far. They’ll land in sooner or later.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Hitting the ball hard, right at everyone. Those will start finding holes soon.

  • Tank the Frank

    It would be a shame to waste this outing by Joba b/c the offense has their head up their asses against Jeremy Koufax errr … I mean Sowers.

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

    Whoever keeps green-lighting these goddamn caveman ads needs to be shitcanned.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Yankees offense still in a coma. At least Joba is showing us why he needs to be in the rotation.

  • Ivan

    LOL at Pete Abe:

    “Joba perfect though three innings. Meanwhile, in Long Island, the Francesa family dog is dodging cans of Diet Coke”.

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

      I gave a serious LOL to this comment. Way to go, Pete.

  • pat

    DRAG THIS ASDRUBAL!!

    /points middle finer at screen.

    • pat

      finer fail.

  • Drew

    Breaking ball strike> what the hell is Kay watching

  • Jake

    Wild Thang

  • Jay

    Vintage Tim Robbins right there

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

      Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.

      • Jay

        Wish there was a mascot to throw at.

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

    LOOK OUT!

    /KS

  • Ivan

    Joba thought francesa was at the plate.

  • Andrew

    Easy Joba its not Youkillis

  • e mills

    ESPN crew seems to forget this guy had a career before he came up in 07 in the bullpen

  • Drew

    What is ESPN saying about Jober for anyone subjected to their broadcast?

    • zs190

      Steve Philips says his velocity is down too much, therefore he’s electric in bullpen and ordinary as starter. Orel Hershiser basically said that’s perfectly normal.

  • Ivan

    Joba with 3 out pitches, and a solid change, and he’s only good fo the 8th inning. Wah!!!

  • Jake

    mfer

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Way to go Kay.

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

    Second ball V-Mart crushed tonight.

    • gxpanos

      Yup. Too bad, but a great hitter.

  • Andrew

    Damn

  • Matt-Pitt

    Well, if you are gonna give it up, might as well not be cheap. Now our offense better start murdering Sowers.

  • Ivan

    No biggie.

  • pat

    Ugh, creamed.

  • Zack

    There goes that perfect game

  • Dorian

    JOBA TO TEH 8TH

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

    Well that ball was hit hard.

  • Tank the Frank

    Oh well… tip your hat. Keep attacking.

  • Drew

    Damnit Wang! Couldn’t you sideline V-mart for one more day?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      I Though that was Sabathia.

      • Drew

        I thought he fouled off a nasty inside sinker. I think it was Wang

  • BigBlueAL

    Hopefully the Yankee offense now realizes Joba isnt throwing a perfect game and they have to score some runs.

    • gxpanos

      Why’s everyone so mad about the O? There’ve been a couple of hard hit balls at people, some DP’s…and it’s only the 4th, Give it some time.

      • BigBlueAL

        Nah not mad, just frustrated because Joba was throwing a gem and now he makes 1 mistake and its a tie game. Really just frustrated for Joba.

  • John

    cmon Joba

    • http://Archimboldi Joe Robbins

      Hey, Joba got of that inning nice.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice bounce back Jobber. Come on now offense, put a 5 or 30 spot on the board.

  • Jake

    Chances Joba is pitching well simply because he is offended by the franchises use of mascot??

    • pat

      haha +1

  • Drew

    It’s aight. Melky will TCOB.

    • John

      by bunting

      • Drew

        wah wah. He tried bunting for a hit.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    It looks like melky got injuered in that play.

  • Drew

    Damn Sowers was quick as hell on that one

  • Tank the Frank

    Our offense is so streaky. Hopefully we’ll get one of those big innings from the top of the order next inning.

  • Dave

    Angel Berroa must have some serious dirt on Girardi for him to still be here.

    • John

      or he gives Girardi the special

  • Jay

    Can we get rid of him?

  • Jake

    swinging at the eyes awesome Berroa

    • Drew

      He hasn’t exactly gotten regular work…

      • kunaldo

        which is why he shouldnt be in the lineup

      • Jake

        which justifies him swinging at a pitch at his head how?

  • Teix is the Man

    A steaming pile of dog shit has a better chance of getting a hit than berroa

  • kunaldo

    so…why is berroa playing and not pena?

  • Teix is the Man

    A steaming pile of dog shit has a better chance of getting a hit

    • Teix is the Man

      oops, my computer fail

  • BigBlueAL

    Jesus Christ Sowers is getting a Livan Hernandez/Eric Gregg 1997 NLCS strike zone.

  • Drew

    lol why the hell does everyone hate Berroa so much?

  • nathan

    Jeremy Cy Young

  • Pastafarian

    Angel Berroa is the worst… we don’t have anyone better to replace him (I’m sure we do)?