• Jack P

    Joba can RaWrrrr

  • e mills

    Phillips obviously upset that Alex didn’t fail – Orel says, “I can tell you’re upset Steve by the expression on your face” after Alex singles

    • handtius

      is this serious or a joke. i could believe either.

      • e mills

        no, Orel really said that

      • kSturnz

        awesome!!!

  • Jake

    Was Michael Kay just naming the seagulls?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Is Todd Helton still an underrated player in baseball? After all he has done throughout his career, I feel like he gets no love.

    • Steven

      Cuz he plays in Colorado

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

      I think Helton is as underrated as a singles hitter in a huge singles-friendly park making 16.6M this year and next and 19.1M in 2011 can possibly be.

      Which is to say, no, he’s not underrated.

      • Matt-Pitt

        I think underrated was the wrong word? Maybe overlooked? I just feel like he doesn’t get talked about too much after all he has done throughout his career. I see where you are coming from though.

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

          Sure, yeah, overlooked.

          I just wonder what his production levels would really be if he wasn’t in Coors anymore. He has no power anymore, and without the huge gaps of Coors, I wonder how many fewer singles he’d be producing.

          If he was hitting .270/.350/.390, that 16M contract would look like a Barry Zito-level disaster.

        • Zack

          its because his career BA is .065 less away from Coors

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

        Singles hitter? Maybe now in his mid-30’s, but he averaged over 88 XBH during a 6-yr period from ages 25-31, including seasons of 103 & 105 XBH at ages 26 & 27.

        I know he plays in Coors, but come on, that’s some serious power right there. We don’t see guys like Brad Hawpe and Garrett Atkins putting up those kinds of numbers.

        Plus, Helton was Peyton Manning’s backup at Tennessee.

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

          Oh, no, sorry for the confusion.

          Yes, he’s a singles hitter NOW.

          In his prime, Helton was the man. No doubt about it. Coors helps, but Larry Walker and Todd Helton in their primes were legit stud MVP candidates.

  • John

    Man, if it wasn’t for that Tex miscue, it would have been bases loaded 1 out again for Cano but im not complaining, we got 4 runs and I couldn’t have asked for more after last inning

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on joba 1-2-3

  • pat

    I hope someone can pitch the 8th.

    I’m hoping for more homophobia myself.

  • Teix is the Man

    cmon joba, quick inning

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

    Well, that’s better, isn’t it?

    – Joba dealing
    – Lead re-established
    – Ignorant troglodytic belligerent homophobic fools banished to the nether-reaches of the internet

    http://wordandimage.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/lolcat-attack.png

    • pat

      lolcats u make my world go round.

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

    94 in the 7th. Love it.

    • Nady Nation

      98 now.

  • e mills

    the best thing about the Victor Martinez AB last inning was that Joba showed he can still bring that 97-98 mph fastball if he needs it

  • Pete

    Wow, thought we were breaking the errorless streak right there…

  • Teix is the Man

    96 mph bitches

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I want to see Joba pitch the 8th. Then I’ll look forward to watching Francesa. Hopefully that Alex guy he yelled at calls again to piss of Francesa to eventually say…
    “ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHER!”

    • Teix is the Man

      That would be aweaome!

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi aka Patisahomo

    That guy was unhappy, huh? Yikes.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      (Reply to Pat’s comment fail. My bad.)

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

      Nice moniker… you FAG!!!!!!!!!

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

        /Ironhorse’d

        • Nady Nation

          Ya sound like a gay.

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Shut up, pansy.

      • Drew

        ietc

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      He certaintly wasn’t part of the positive posse thats for sure

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

        I hate to say it, but the rampant homophobia and the “positive posse” refrain…

        IronHorse = DonnieBaseballHallofFame?

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Nah… DBHOF wasn’t ever that out of line, was he? That was a new level of doucheitude.

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

            Yeah, DBHOF wasn’t ever that insane.

            Perhaps he decided to come back with a vengance, though. Just my idle mudslinging, pay it no mind.

    • handtius

      WHALE SPOTTING!!!

      • handtius

        AWE…post fail.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    ACE!

  • John

    Tex A-rod > Manny Ortiz , especially when you consider defense

    Walking Tex for A-rod is asking for trouble, its a nightmare either way

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Agreed. I’d take two more athletic batters with better defense than two huge people with one of them incapable of playing defense.

      • Tom Zig

        they both are awful defensively

  • gxpanos

    e mills: did Orel really say that to Phillips about A-Rod?

    • e mills

      yes

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I missed the homophobia. Was that here? Glad I missed it.

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

      Read the immediately preceding gamethread. If you dare.

  • handtius

    “Benjamin Kabak says:
    June 1st, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    [Read Comment]

    You’ve been banned. If you care to discuss why and what you can do to be unbanned, our e-mail addresses are at right. Homophobic slurs and character assassinations won’t be tolerated.”

    Thank you, Oh Thank you.

    • Nady Nation

      Positive Posse strikes again!

      • Whitey14

        I was going to make fun of the guy for being banned, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Ben has typed a similar message to me only to delete it out of the goodness of his heart ;-)

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

          Whitey, I would sooner read a million comments from an intelligent adversary such as you than one more comment from that mouthbreathing knuckledragger Ironhorse ever again.

          You’re good money around here, my friend.

          Wait, that sounded kinda gay, forget i said that.

          • Whitey14

            Whoa, remember, only the guy in the front is gay…at least that’s what they told me in college…

  • A.D.

    damn productive outs

  • kSturnz

    quick out and let him go for the eigth. Joba is working fast, throwing fast

  • V

    Do you send Joba out for the 8th? 95 pitches after 7.

    • Steven

      I would but Girardi won’t, the other time Joba pitched 7 innings, he got pulled after that with only 92 pitches

  • Steven

    95 pitches through 7, could we see Joba in the 8th?

  • Andrew

    Joba through seven innings. But the mediots were telling me he was only a 5 inning pitcher.

    • donttradecano

      HIS ERA IS A 3.78!!!!!! THATS ATROCIOUS!!!!

      • Zack

        WHIP is 1.47!!

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

    Oh man Joba has to pitch the 8th just to hear the reaction of Fatcesna tomorrow.

    • Andrew

      Ya that would be great. I have a feeling though Francesa is still going to nitpick the start. I.e. 2 runs allowed and 2 walks.

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

        Francesa will never stop.

        He’s like the Terminator of idiocy.

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

          Come with me if you want to lose brain cells.

      • Zack

        ie. he’s only been the 7th twice

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

        If he doosnt make da dabole play he gives up 4 runs!!!1!

  • Teix is the Man

    I think jona will be out for the eighth….few more bullets in the tank cause of the oriole game

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

    David Price did it last week. Joba should do it today. Gotta unleash these kids and let them throw 110/115 pitches at some point. Joba’s arm will not fall off.

    That said, Girardi will probably pull him.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      No one warming up. We can hope.

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

      Girardi has to… for US damnit!

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

        He does read RAB…

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

    I just felt a diet coke can being crushed

    • Evan

      ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHUH!

      • John

        ATROCIOUS!

    • Zack

      he prefers bottles over cans

  • pat

    Joba has had a pretty easy first 7 let the kid pitch.

  • kSturnz

    Yes! Joba for the eighth!!

  • Drew

    Is Alf available today?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Yeah I’d like to see Girardi and Pena take turns catching.

  • Evan

    Wow. Mitch Williams on the MLB Network just said, “Even if Joba can win me 20 games a year, I still want him as my 8th inning guy”. Is this guy a dolt or what?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Worse. Brain dead. Anyone who would even say that is too ignorant for me to even consider their thoughts.

    • pat

      HAHAHAHAHAHA ridiculous.

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

      You know that Brad Lidge OWNED pic?

      http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a398/username690/Lidge_Owned.jpg

      I want one of those for Mitch Williams and Joe Carter.

    • Zack

      wheres a towel, ill do the curt schilling

    • JobaWockeeZ

      They’re just pretending to know baseball since everyone else int he media thinks he should go in the bullpen.

      • Zack

        i wish i could hear kruk’s comments on bbtn- too bad he’s covering the ncaa softball…

    • donttradecano

      says the guy who couldnt close out the world series.

    • e mills

      I feel like most of the B-Jobbers are just trying to say that they were right in the event that the bullpen blows something big like a playoff game or a chance to get to the playoffs, but clearly Joba being a starter is the right move. Cashman can fix the bullpen, or the bullpen can simply right itself

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

      They say we only use 10% of our brain but I cant give that much credit.

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

        &give Mitch Williams that much credit

    • Matt M.

      my brother and father are Bjobbers…..sigh.
      they just dont understand that when you start moving your gbest pitchers out into the bullpen…then you are left with the likes of Darrel Rasner and Sidney Ponson.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I LOVE that replay. The guys laughing in the dugout is great too.

  • pat

    Melky draws a walk. I like seeing that. Possibly a corner he has turned?

  • John

    Patience pays…Our lineup is pretty patient and has worn the pitcher down a lot and I love it!

    Yes, some could be bad pitching but our lineup deserves credit, now if only we could get Cano involved…

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

      11 walks.

      I’d appreciate that, but it would probably make me a gay pansy of some sort.

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        That’s too positive. 11 walks = Indians suck, it =/= Yankees good.

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

          Well, I am in the “positive posse”.

          I’m also a homo, apparently. I love the cock.

          • V

            :rofl:

  • gxpanos

    Kay should be advocating the bunt any second now. It’s actually not an awful idea right now.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Women who just scream at baseball games annoy me. Men too but the female scream goes right through me.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I didn’t mean to reply to this. I think I was going to say something about Kay and then that woman’s scream just annoyed me too damn much.

  • daveg

    5 Hits and 11 Walks

  • E-ROC

    I think you pull Joba since he threw that simulated 1st inning before the game. Hopefully, someone in the ‘pen will step up.

    • Tom Zig

      i guess we should have him do that more often

    • Zack

      i dont get that, so he threw the simulated inning so now his pitch count is no longer 100-110 its 90-100?

  • Jake

    Pena??

  • Matt-Pitt

    Why not let Pena just try and pull a ball? Makes no sense.

  • Steven

    Did Kay just say that bunting was a bad idea? wow

    • donttradecano

      and tomorrow Francessa moves of the b-jobber list.

      • pat

        Nah no way. He’s in waaaaay too deep for that. He’ll take it to the grave, he has too much pride.

        • YankeeJosh

          He said Sunday night that “we all know” it’s so obvious Joba needs to be in the pen.

          No way he changes his tune. Francessa never admits he’s wrong.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      The world is clearly about the end.

  • V

    Oof, not cool bunting out, but I do like to see someone willing to try to bunt with 2 strikes.

    You need to get it down, though.

    • V

      Note – as long as it’s for a base hit, and not a sac.

    • Drew

      Yeah he probably wanted to show Joe G he could get his job done…

  • Jake

    I don’t think that was from the bench. Hopefully he was just trying to prove he could bunt…

  • kSturnz

    I’m glad we don’t have that guy anymore

  • dkidd

    putz is blowing up

    • Zack

      johan to the 8th!!1!

  • Evan

    At least Girardi is letting Joba pitch the 8th. His game to lose at this point.

  • Charlie

    Stupid move by Pena, and all around bad baseball by the yanks today. Great pitching by Joba, but the yanks don’t even deserve to be winning this game right now

    • JobaWockeeZ

      …really?
      Bad baseball?
      The only hing bad was unclutch hitting.
      I do not care what Pena did, if he put it down that’s a hit and Melky goes to third with jeter up.
      Seriously be a fan and root for your goddamn team.

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        “I do not care what Pena did, if he put it down that’s a hit and Melky goes to third with jeter up.
        Seriously be a fan and root for your goddamn team.”

        That’s a little much. Bunting in that situation, with 2 strikes, was not smart. Being a fan doesn’t mean blindly claiming everything the team does is right.

    • Tom Zig

      We pitched much better. So yes we do deserve the win.

    • Drew

      Hmm… well that’s one way to look at it. lol

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

      The Indians walked 11 hitters. The Indians don’t deserve to be winning this game. Since one team has to win, the Yanks deserve it more.

      • Charlie

        Can’t argue with that, but the yanks should definitely have more than 5 runs

    • pat

      Thats a little harsh. They drew 11 walks, got a couple clutch hits, have played good D and have gotten a great start from Joba. They definitely deserve to be winning.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Why would you say they deserve to lose? Joba deserves the win. Period. End of story.

      Don’t be stupid.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      That’s a pretty negative attitude. You’re last name isn’t Brown by any chance is it Charlie?

      • Charlie

        it is actually

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Touche.

    • handtius

      Pitching wins games…So, Joba goes 8 giving up 2 and we win. That is the definition of a win.

  • Steven

    Joba pitching the 8th inning, exactly what francessa wanted

  • Evan

    If Joba can do this every game, the Joba as a start wins, and the Joba TO TEH 8TH!!! wins. Joba = Problem Solver.

  • UWS

    Joba WILL pitch teh 8th!!!11!

  • handtius

    This blog is too straight. where are all the gays. need some gays.

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

      You must be talking about me. I’m a huge homo-fag.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Joba says the bugs can eat my shorts. And Francesa too.

      • Jay

        Sometimes I think you’re too hard on yourself…

        • Whitey14

          He said hard on…

          • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Careful, you’ll get TSJC all aroused again.

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

              You know how much I love the cock, after all…

      • handtius

        One’s not enough, bring some friend. Don’t you type multiply like bunnies?

    • Nady Nation

      +1

    • pat

      NEEDS MORE COWBELL MACRAME JEAN SHORTS

  • Steven

    I love how a mike francessa ad came on just as Joba is about to pitch the 8th

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

    Joba’s pitching the 8th, yet both sides of the B-Jobber debate are happy. We’ve reached nirvana.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Glad to see Joba still in the game.

  • Matt M.

    teh 8th!1!!!!!1

  • Jake

    Joba to teh eighth!11!!11

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

    Fucking bugs.

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

      Seriously, is Cleveland the freaking portal to Hades? Why is this stadium cursed with locusts and ravens and shit? Is Yahweh going to turn Lake Erie into a pool of blood next?

      • dkidd

        hillary swank needs to investigate

      • UWS

        Why is this stadium cursed with locusts and ravens and shit?

        Well, it IS in Cleveland….

  • UWS

    The midges are descending. I say that’s a sign from on high that Joba should not pitch the 8th.

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

      +62

  • AndrewYF

    Joba really doesn’t like bugs.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Francesa is on the air for 5 and a half hours a day? Good Mo that is about 5 hours too long.

    • Evan

      Can’t wait to see how Tankseca reacts to this one tomorrow.

      ITS ONE START, GIVE ME THE NUMBIZ ON ANDY PETTITTE IS A STAHTING PITCHUH!

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

        He gave up that long homah to Martinez, and if you have him throw 8 innings every day, he’ll expose himself to injury diving for popups.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on joba nice quick inning here.

  • Drew

    Is this a mechanical thing? I don’t understand how he suddenly refound his velocity. He’s had a couple games where hes been mid nineties, all the others were low nineties.

    • Teix is the Man

      PEDS!!
      I keed, I keed

    • V

      I think it is.

      Just like Sabathia’s command was godawful to start the season. Purely mechanics.

    • John

      it’s usually mechanical and getting stronger after pitching for a while

  • Evan

    Our D is sexy.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    NICE!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Jeter his ranging hard.

    • Matt-Pitt

      is

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

    Jeet + range? Does. Not. Compute.

  • kSturnz

    francessa: obviously when Joba pitches like that, he’s gotto be a starter
    caller: they want him to develop to pitch like that every time out
    francessa: ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHER!!

  • V

    People who say they’d rather have a 1 inning shutdown reliever instead of a 20 win starter are batshit insane.

    If the Mets were to offer the Yankees either Johan Santana or K-Rod for, say, Angel Berroa, but only one of the two, these guys are telling me they’d take K-Rod instead of Santana?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      WHY WE GET TEH CC WHEN WE COULD HAVE GOTTEN TEH K-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Evan

      You are comparing the games best pitcher to an above average closer. They aren’t on the same level.

      • V

        :headsmack:

        • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

          facepalm

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

        You are comparing the games best pitcher to an above average closer. They aren’t on the same level.

        I’ll take Johan Santana over Mariano Rivera every day of the week and twice on doubleheaders.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Kay, the Yankees are not “reluctant” to move him back, THEY ARE NOT MOVING HIM BACK!!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    He’s pitching the 8th. I want to hear Francesa tomorrow because he just got owned.
    HE’S PITCHING TEH 8TH! WHERES THE 110 MPH FASTBALL THAT WE WOULD SEE ONCE HE’S IN TEH 8TH?!?!? Or is it only in the bullpen? Because that magically fixes problems I hear.

  • gxpanos

    Wow, some rationality from Michael Kay. All sorts of crazy going on tonight…

    • V

      Agreed.

      Have patience, Yankees’ fans. You’re watching two homegrown pitchers earn their pinstripes.

  • Zack

    joba complete game?

  • ShawnT

    The midges are back

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Cleveland is a toxic waste dump.

  • John Duci

    I want Joba to finish this one.

    • Teix is the Man

      That would be sick

      • Charlie

        eh, 106 pitches…

    • Evan

      VERAS!

    • Zack

      put him out there, if he gets a guy on then call mo

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    THE BJOBBERS WIN!! JOBA’S PITCHING THE 8th…oh wait…he pitched the other seven too? Hahah, guess we win this time.

  • pat

    Drop the curve to end the inning please. Just do it for me Joba. Me and my gay friends here will fellate you.

    • gxpanos

      You mean the Positive Posse?

      • pat

        Exactly.

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

    Come on, Joba. Get this last guy!

  • Ivan

    B-Jobbers got what they want, Joba is pitching the 8th inning.

  • Zack

    back of his neck looked like cured pastrami

    thanks kay

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

    Way to fuckin’ go, Joba. That was a fuckin’ brilliant outing.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Girardi dont dare to take him out let him pitch get a complete game.

    • JobaWockeeZ


      Not going to happen.

  • e mills

    man I wish I could hear that conversation b/t Joba and Jorge…they were in obvious disagreement

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Bullpen this bitches.

  • kSturnz

    joba wanted to get teh K – fistpump

  • Nady Nation

    Have I come to the right blog if I just became aroused after watching Joba complete the 8th?

    • Charlie

      thats a little much

    • pat

      YES U HAVE WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER

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

      Have I come to the right blog if I just became aroused after watching Joba complete the 8th?

      That depends. Are you a man? Because if so, that arousal at the actions of another man (Joba) can’t possibly be anything other than homosexuality, and we’re all a bunch of pansy-fags around here, so yes, you’re in the right place.

      • handtius

        Hugein Bonerfind

  • Ivan

    It’s really cool when guys like Hughes and Joba pitch well like this.

  • Evan

    If Joba gets to close it out, does Phil get rubbed the wrong way for getting yanked the other day?

    • Zack

      Phil needs to be worried about Phil, not Joba

    • gxpanos

      He won’t close it out.

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

      If Joba gets to close it out, does Phil get rubbed the wrong way for getting yanked the other day?

      It’s a good thing IronHorse wasn’t around to read this comment.

  • YankeeScribe

    The Yanks are on the verge of setting the MLB record for consecutive games without a fielding error. Tex for MVP?

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      it’s not hard to play defense behind strikeouts. The last 17 games the Yankees have 114 k’s…sick.

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

        That’s just… awesome.

      • handtius

        Holey gay monkey balls, that’s awesome.

  • McCaff

    Joba should be in the bullpen. We should have re-signed Carl Pavano. Ramiro Pena is responsible for bringing over swine flu.

    • Zack

      You forgot to move Jeter to LF and let Pena start

      • John

        and that Swisher is not a starter and that A-rod is a selfish un-clutch clubhouse cancer!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Ramiro Pena A-Rod is responsible for bringing over swine flu.
      Fixed.

      • McCaff

        yeah i considered that…

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

          Yeah. Ramiro’s Mexican, sure, so it fits, but ARod most certainly has sex with pigs (as well as fish and men, because he’s a huge homo pansy), so he personally is responsible for the creation of Swine Flu, and probably AIDS as well.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Looks like Joba is done. Mo got it.

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  • V

    I’m on the fence.

    1) Joba CG.
    2) Rivera for the easy save.

    Note: I have both Joba and Rivera on my fantasy team.

    • Drew

      Eh, no need to overextend him. Plus, Mo needs work.

  • John

    Francesa tomorrow: You see how he pitched the 8th? A perfect inning! And he allowed 2 ERs, 4 hits, and 2 BBs the first 7 innings!!! He would do that everytime in the 8th! ATROCIOUS!

  • Drew

    Is Swisha alive!? That would be sweet

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Thank Mo Swish is coming back.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Hope this is a sign of Swish heating up. Would be huge for the offense.

  • kSturnz

    nick is waking up jsut in time to suck at YSIII again

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

    I just thought of Francesa’s argument for tomorrow.

    The reason Joba shouldn’t be in the rotation: If he isn’t a 6 inning pitcher, but is actually an 8 inning pitcher, if you have 5 pitchers that all pitch into the 8th inning, there’s not enough innings for your bullpen and your relievers will get rusty.

    Thus, you should put Joba in the bullpen and replace him with, say, Hughes, who can only go 5 innings, so everybody still gets work and nobody gets rusty.

    BOOM, THAT JUST HAPPENED. IS YOUR MIND BLOWN?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Actually no. I will not be surprised if Francesa said that.

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

        I scared myself a little there while writing that.

    • whozat

      “it wuz dah indians widdout seyezmoah…who cayhs? Lemme see him do it against a real lineup!”

  • handtius

    Anyone who wants to join the “positive posse”, it cost $4 and you get a patch.

    • Jake

      rainbow patch?

      • handtius

        Sorry, no. the correct answer would be a whales penis for the guys and a whales vagina for a girls.

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

          (golf clap)

          Can you make mine chamomile scented?

          • handtius

            Sure, with a hint of rosemary, for extra gayness.

      • Jay

        I just pierced my right ear in honor of “The Posse”.

        I’m gonna look for a horse, maybe a Philly for it..

    • Jay

      I’m so in it’s not even funny…

      • claybeez

        Only if we get a Pride Parade

    • Drew

      ironhorse gave me free admission!

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

        I bet he gave you “free admission”…

        You know what I’m talking about…

  • Jake

    Tex swatting flies….oh wait.

  • Jay

    Looking for another Jack

  • Observer283

    Joba currently has the second best ERA among the starting pitchers. Naw, lets put him in the bullpen. It’s cool.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Francesa will probably say u see how he pitch a 1-2-3 eight inning he would do dat all the time.

  • Charlie

    whats really amazing is that the YES gun was actually accurate to a point, on some pitches joba was throwin 97 (gameday)

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Are all the Cleveland fans drunk?

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      wouldn’t you be if your team was the indians?

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

        DOYLE – Is that all we got, one fucking hit?

        STAT MAN (whispering) – You can’t say “fuckin'” on the air.

        DOYLE – Don’t worry about it. Nobody’s listening anyway.

    • Steven

      yes

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

    Anyone else really tired of the “Hip, hip! Jorge!” chant?

    • John

      I like it

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I hate it. I really do.

  • Charlie

    wow, tex and arod both??

  • handtius

    What happened to Axl? Did he get banned too or did we just start winning?

    • John

      winning

      • handtius

        that’s what I thought. Joined Lanny on the Indians blog.

  • John

    Jensen Lewis out to get his revenge

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I was reading the Jays or the O’s blog one night during a Yankees game and someone asked, “Do the Yankees have anyone warming in the bullpen?” and someone said, “Yes, Rivera” and the person said, “Oh fuck me. I’m going to bed.”

    It is so going to suck to not have that response from opposing teams’ fans.

    • John

      he’s not going away for another 10 years

      but seriously, it is going to suck. No matter who our next closer is and how good he is, he’s not going to be a Rivera. Mo’s saved us Yankees fans a lot of years for our lives and heart-attacks.

    • handtius

      That is funny…and sad. I must be gay, I feel sadness.

      • pat

        ietc.

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

        handtius, you PANSY!!!!!

        /IronHorse’d

  • Drew

    Haha, JJ Putz sucks. love it

  • Jake

    “No hit streak for you!” – Mo

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Ah ha. Let’s put him in the outfield.

  • Jay

    Is Mo bringing it 96????

    • V

      Solid 93, 93, 93, 93, 93, 93, 93, 93.

      He doesn’t change speeds. He doesn’t have to.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Dear Mo,

    Don’t reach for line drives with your bare hand

    I love you,

    Jackson

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

      Mo does not hear you. Mo only hears those who speak to Him after He has addressed them.

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

      You love another man? You homo-pansy.

      /IronHorse’d

  • McCaff

    He got hit by the ball. What an athletic move.

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

    The YES gun is still set to “Joba” apparently – 97, 96 and 95 for Mo.

    • BklynJT

      At least gameday has it correct. Joba topping out at 97 and Mo averaging 93. Fan Confidence++

  • V

    When Mariano is ready to hang it up in, say, 10 years, I hope they play him in center field for a game.

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

    I think my favorite Mo stat this year is the 26.0 K/BB ratio.

    • handtius

      26/1

  • kSturnz

    YES gun is juiced at least 2mph

    • Bob Stone

      It seems that way

    • BklynJT

      I saw Mo at 97 and that had me doubting Joba’s velocity but I checked gameday and it had Mo at 93, and Joba earlier topping out at 97. I feel better now

      • V

        97 in the 8th, baby.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Hair on the fastball.

    I’m not even going there.

  • Jay

    Mo throw the Folly Floater…

  • John

    Is Mo a voted unanimously in for the HOF?

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

      Corky Simpson says no.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      First ballot yes. Unanimously no. People hate the Yankees.

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

    Wow, good eye by Choo. I would’ve been flailing at that shit.

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    I got a question maybe a smarter baseball fan can answer for me.

    What is the advantage of putting Cabrera (the better defensive outfielder) in LF as opposed to RF?

    Wouldn’t you want the one with the stronger arm in RF to keep runners going from 1st to 3rd?

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

      The only answer I have:

      Swisher has been playing RF all season, he’s comfortable there. There’s a school of thought to not screw with a player’s comfort level too much.

    • Zack

      That’s one way to look at it, but how is Swisher in left field? He played only 100 games in LF, i’m assuming theres a reason for that.

    • pat

      There’s probably more ground to cover in LF. Covering ground>>>> throwing people out.

    • Matt M.

      they probably just didnt wanna mess around with swisher more than anything else

    • leche: it does the yankees good

      thanks – didn’t know if i was missing something or if it was just a comfort thing which it probably is.

  • e mills

    nice game

  • Drew

    New Record!!! :)

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    Mo just does it all great play.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Nice at bat Choo but no one gives a shit.

  • pat

    MAAAAD athletic play by Mo right there.

  • Matt M.

    what’s up wuth Chu’s little league helmet

  • Matt M.

    what’s up wuth Chu’s little league helmet

  • dkidd

    nice road trip

  • Bob Stone

    Mo is just too terrific – What great fielding!!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    we have the longest streak without an error yayyyyyyyyyyy.

    • Pete

      A win *and* we break a Red Sox record? BONUS!!!

    • Bob Stone

      Hooray!!!! And it’s even sweeter because we wrested the record from the Red Sox!!!

    • Zack

      isnt it sad that 17 games without an error is a record?

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

        Doesn’t that illustrate just how crazy baseball really is?

        I mean, Yankee Fans nowadays want perfection, and yet the big league record after like 125+ years of professional baseball of how long a team can go without screwing something up in a game is less than three weeks.

        That should tell you something.

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

        It is, but all it takes is one remotely homerish official scorer to screw it up.

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi
  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Wow that was an awesome play. What a great way to end a great game.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It’s good to be on top of the errorless list again. MFers!

  • John

    13 pitches of beauty

  • UWS

    Yay, win!

  • UWS

    Swisher is absolutely nuts. Love that guy.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Nick Swisher is not a B-Jobber. Suck it!

  • John

    RECORD BITCHES!

  • Jay

    Lets flood Francesa with Joba meter questions…

    • LiveFromNewYork

      YES Let’s all call up and just fucking annoy that fat bastard.

      • Tom Zig

        Get me porcello’s last 5 starts! No one has eva hearda him!

        • pat

          That was probably the best part of the whole rant because anybody who follows baseball like we do has known about Rick Porcello since he was in highschool.

        • Zack

          Porcello? Wasnt he drafted in like the 27th round? Scouts were way down on him

          • pat

            I hope ur joking homes.

            Kid was one of the best talents in the draft. He signed for like 7 mil.

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

              I think he’s being sarcastic since Francesa seemed to be oblivious to his being the top pitcher in that draft.

            • handtius

              I believe he is making fun of Mike franchesca

            • pat

              Ahh ok jokes on me then….
              thats twice today, blah…
              -pat

            • Zack

              yes it was a joke.
              Francesa always says Porcello is a guy “you’ve never heard of” when in reality, we all know how he fell in the draft due to signability and the Tigers picked up and paid him a ton (something that if the Yankees did the media would kill them, but since its Detriot it was a ‘smart way of rebuilding’

  • handtius

    I love the yankees, i’m gay.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I love them more. I’m gayer.

      Who the guy on Southpark? Big gay Al? I’m him.

      • handtius

        Nah, I’m gayer. I like roller-skates and Joba pitching 8 strong innings.

        • Drew

          You know, the hardest part of roller-blading is telling your parents you’re gay.

          • handtius

            OH, so true.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Great game all around, really enjoyable. Best part of the game, I’m just gonna throw this out there, Ironhorse. You pansies

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

      What I love about RAB as much as anything else: How quickly we turn the belligerent rants and slurs of the idiots into humor, inside jokes, and memes.

      • UWS

        Where did the gay meme come from? Earlier game thread or what?

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

        I’m kinda sad I missed this.

        I guess I’m a pansy.

      • handtius

        shut up, faggot. I like ironhorse cock.

        • pat

          faggot is a little harsh.

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        THIS WAS IN POOR TASTE!!! REMOVE THIS POST!!!

        I totally forgot to use that one, it’s time has past

    • Jay

      Lease favorite part, Kay and Flash booth report.

  • John

    and they said our D sucked

  • pat

    Total domination.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Forget bout it.

    • UWS

      Fuggedaboutit.

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

        You guys easy to rent some cahs?

    • steve (different one)

      you guys ready to rent some cahhs???

      • steve (different one)

        damn you Axisa, 1 minute!

        • UWS

          He screwed it up, though. You = win!

          • pat

            Thats what I was gonna say. Mike overbid on the showcase showdown, YOU WIN!

            • steve (different one)

              I BID……..ONE DOLLAR!!!!

              SUCK IT AXISA, THE JETSKI, SOFABED, AND WEEKEND IN THE POCONOS IS MINE!!!!

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

                You know who watches “The Price is Right”?

                Women and pansy gays.

                /IronHorse’d

                • steve (different one)

                  would you like to come to the poconos with me?

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

                  I thought you’d never ask, you beautiful, fancy man, you.

  • Charlie

    its getting really easy to tell which baseball “analysts” have any credibility. If they’re b-jobbers, dont listen to anything they say.

    • Zack

      ravich on bbtn said joba had a ‘pretty good game’

      • Jay

        Fail Rav..

        Pansie.

  • Dorian

    The Yankees are old and because of their age, they can’t play good defense.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • pat

    The only thing bad about this gay mem is that people who werent around tonight are prob gonna start flipping out when errbody is throwing around gay and homo and whatnot.

    • UWS

      I was like WTF and then I saw Ironhorse’s stylings in the previous thread. Hilarious!

    • handtius

      That’s so gay.

    • steve (different one)

      only someone with a pink foam finger would worry about this.

      • pat

        HAHAH who would have one of those??

        /hides pink foam finger

        // in his ass.

        ///leaves

        • steve (different one)

          and by “foam” you meant “hard rubber” and by “finger” you meant…OK THAT’LL DO

          • pat

            PLAY ME OFF KEYBOARD CAT!!

  • YankeeScribe

    The next 2 weeks are really going to show us what this team is made of. TEX, TAM, BOS, and NYM

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

    So there’s absolutely no way the MSM can put a B-Jobber argument up tomorrow, right…?

    • steve (different one)

      oh ye of little faith.

      Francessa is WAYYYY too entrenched to back down.

      • Tom Zig

        I really want to hear what Francessa has to say.

        Darrell Rasnuhhhh and Sidney Ponsonn can pitch into teh 8th, the two walks are atrocious!

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

          I bet you he says that Joba got lucky w/the DP, which he did a bit but it was still a great play. He’ll make a comment that the YES gun was way off and there’s no way Joba was throwing that hard (w/o checking the Gameday data). I’m sure there’ll be something. I don’t know. I just don’t get how someone could make that argument after tonight’s start.

      • pat

        Exactly, he painted himself into a corner. When you’re that much of a public a figure and you made that much of a stink about it there’s no way he can change his mind without affecting his credibility. He’s such a pompous dickbag I guarantee he roots against joba so he doesn’t have to be proven wrong.

        • kunaldo

          flaherty stuck to his b-jobber guns on espn radio a short while after the game….ugh

          • pat

            ugh, I just don’t understand it.

    • Tom Zig

      Unless Joba throws a 10 inning perfect game, there will always be a B-Jobber out there

  • Drew

    Fuck Yeah! Just remembered Conan is back tonight!