• http://myspace.com/ooossed Brandon M.

    fun while it lasted

  • JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod should have backed up the throw. Really the only stats he cares for his himself.

  • Drew

    Horrible game so far for Jorge. Hopefully he makes up for it…

  • John

    at least it didn’t hurt

  • Drew

    Love me some Melky

  • Dave

    Bunting? Really?

  • Drew

    why the fuck is he bunting…

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

    Take. The. Bunt. Sign. Off. It’s the fucking fourth inning.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    When I see Brett Gardner, I get goose bumps. My arm is like sandpaper… almost… GRITTY.

  • Dave

    How about you stand in and try to work a walk against a guy with no control?

  • V

    Sac bunt in the 4th inning? What the fuck?

  • Dave

    EXTREME SMALL BALL

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Whatever. I still love Gardner’s speed.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      That’s gotta be on Joe though.

  • pat

    Guys this is the immortal vincente padilla we’re facing, it could literally be YEARS before we get another hit.

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

    I wouldn’t let Michael Kay into my house either, Paul.

  • Drew

    I don’t care if he was bunting for a hit. Try hitting for a hit. Or taking a walk. We’re down one. It’s the fourth inning. It’s PADILLA!

  • Dave

    Top 5 pitchers Alive, Padilla, Padilla, Padilla, Padilla and Padilla. He spits that hot fire!

    • Drew

      Too close man!

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      GIVE ME PADILLA’S LAST FIVE STARTS!!!

      Too much……?

    • Bill

      Think about it…Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan and Dylan — BEACUSE I SPIT HOT FIRE! I was worried no one would get the reference.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s go Johnny!

  • Zack

    over/under 4.5 innings for padilla?

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

      How can someone pitch .5 of an inning?

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

        Yes. You need to get 13.5 outs.

      • Zack

        because if its over/under 5 you cant pick 5, you have to pick 4 or 6. over/under 4.5 allows you to pick 4 or 5

        • Chris

          or 4.3 or 4.7

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

          Duh. I’m an idiot.

  • Accent Shallow

    While I knew the A.J. Burnett signing would likely be a bad deal in the long run, I consoled myself with “At least he’ll really help out the 2009 and 2010 teams, should he be able to stay healthy.” He hasn’t been awful, but he’s been frustrating as hell, especially considering how great his stuff is.

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

      If he wins 14-15 games per year and spins a few gems in the playoffs, it will be worth it.

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

    YES!!!!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    NICE DAMON! Tie.

  • Drew

    Love me some JD.

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

    Johnny’s all like “You’re welcome, A.J.”

  • Reggie C.

    good pitch. better swing.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Check out that 1st to 3rd baserunning! I’m talkingst to ju Jorge…

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

    2-0

  • John

    J JJ JJJJ JJJJJJJ JOHNNY!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    again

  • JobaWockeeZ

    FUCK YOU PADILLA. You fucking lame excuse for a fucking pitcher who needs to grow a pair. I hope A-Rod FUCKS YOU UP.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    I never knew this before but Tex has a nice little attitude on him! He’s all “all american” and shit on the surface… but I bet he can get down if he needed to.

    • Zack

      you didnt realize that with the carlos gomez play?

      • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

        Yeah, that was once… but now I’m convinced.

    • pat

      Agreed, I like seeing him fired up.

  • Nickel

    Don’t blame you, Tex. I’d be pissed, too.

  • John

    3rd big spot for Alex and 3rd time with bases loaded in 2 days

  • Drew

    Hey Al, get a fucking hit for Teix. Please.

  • Reggie C.

    Teix : “FUCKIN BULLSHIT”

  • pat

    AROD please make him pay

  • Dave

    WOW Tex is so mad, I love it.

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

    Bounce on his head, Tex!

    • V

      hahahaha

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on alex a big base hit right here.

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Has A-Rod been up with the bases loaded every AB this game?

  • arlok789

    Padilla is a tool, what did Teix ever do?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Play good baseball.

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

      Be more awesome at baseball than Padilla could ever dream to be.

  • Dave

    Christ, looks like he took Tex’s constructive criticism literally.

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

    He just walked a guy, hit another … by all means, swing at the first pitch Alex.

  • Drew

    Were the benches warned? I didn’t see a signal.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LOL TEIX!!!!!!!

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

    Nice play, Tex!

  • Drew

    Love it

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

    Andrus just paid for Padilla’s goof.

  • pat

    SHit, Tex shelly duncan’d the shortstop right there.

  • Accent Shallow

    Love the takeout slide.

  • Dave

    Wow Tex took that shit out on whoever that was at 2nd

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Tex is the man. Plain and simple. The man.

  • Drew

    Kay was a little late to that party.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    That’s a great Fu by Teix. Teix is quickly becoming one of my favorite Yankees.

  • Dave

    Alex is taking Ortiz’s 0-12 with RISP and

    • Dave

      taking aim at*

    • JobaWockeeZ

      ?
      A-Rod scored a couple runs yesterday.

  • Accent Shallow

    Come on Robbie, make this schlub pay.

  • John

    Big Texy! Does Alex owe him a dinner for that RBI?

  • claybeez

    Great job, Tex. That should be baseball every day.

  • Zack

    gameday is back up

    • Dave

      Finally, I hate not knowing pitch speeds

  • Ivan

    Tex is becoming my fav yankee right now.

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

    YES!!!!!

  • arlok789

    I don’t think Andrus landed hard enough. I want to see Burnett come up and in on somebody.

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

      He will.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      I think you’ll get your wish intentional or not. AJs command is shaky tonight.

    • Zack

      i want AJ to throw strikes and have a 1-2-3 inning

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

    Oh peace, Padilla.

  • Nick L

    gotta love how there scoring runs without the HR.

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

    Any thought on the 6 man rotation stuff? I posted it in the other thread just before it got closed. Here it is again:

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2009/06/after_setback_dl_return_for_ya.html

    “Girardi left open the chance of plugging Wang into rotation even if he has to give the other pitchers in the rotation an extra day by pushing them back.”

    • Accent Shallow

      I don’t think it’s an especially good idea. Someone should be bumped to the ‘pen/AAA.

      Are we even sure Wang’s ready to go 80+ pitches?

      • Zack

        Wang said if he has to start for Andy on Wednesday(?) his limit would be 80

        • Accent Shallow

          Exactly, and we’re not sure at what point he’d lose strength. If the reason he was so horrible in the beginning of the year is his conditioning was off, I’m hesitant to throw him back into the rotation.

          • Zack

            My theory let him build up strength and start him at home against the Nationals, because they’re the nationals.

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

              I would do that, but the problem is his next two turns would be vs the Mets in Citifield and vs the Marlins in Florida.

              The Yank dont want to pitch Wang in NL parks again. So we pitch him once and skip him the next two turns? Might as well just leave it as is until July when Interleague is over.

    • Drew

      Hughes has had some good starts and not so good starts. I have always thought he should be in AAA refining the Cutter and working on the Change.

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

      I’m not totally opposed to it, but I’d rather do an old school bullpen like Joe P was discussing the other day with Hughes. But I’ve always been intrigued by 6 man rotations and possibly skipping guys over and using them out of the bullpen here and there. Sounds radical, but its what you would do in the playoffs when you trying like heck to win every game.

      Believe it or not, the 1939 Yanks had a makeshift SEVEN man rotation. Nobody got more than 28 starts, most had 15-20, and they were arguably the greatest team in the history of Baseball. Biggest run differential ever, by a lot.

      +411 and the only team over 400. To put that in some context, the 27 Yanks were + 376, the 1998 Yanks were +309 and the 1975 Reds were +254 .

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl/player_search.cgi?search=1939+yankees

      • Accent Shallow

        While something like that is intriguing, I doubt you’d be able to sell that, since it’s such an unusual idea.

        Especially since today’s starters aren’t necessarily the rubber armed pitchers of years past.

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

          Its pretty simple really. Just use your best arms whenever you can to win a game. Same stuff that goes on in the playoffs with shorter rotations. With a 6 man, you could pitch guys on their throw days without putting undue stress on their arms, since they’re getting extra rest anyway. Or skip their turn and pitch them on their throw days 2-3 times to keep them sharp.

          • Accent Shallow

            While I love the idea in theory, I’m just skeptical how today’s pitchers would adjust to it, since it seems that their routines are so regimented.

            I’m afraid it’d result in lots of DL time, or everyone being exhausted come September.

            Of course, if it works, you might end up with the best staff in baseball.

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

              Innovators always have an edge over the guys doing things the old way, in any sport. Its the history of sports in many ways.

              Everyone thought LaRussa was nuts when he started the lefty-righty bullpen specialization in the 80s. Then he won a WS and everyone copied him.

      • Accent Shallow

        However, I should note that as a concept, I love it. It just seems that today’s pitchers are such creatures of habit, that it’d be arm injuries waiting to happen.

        If it isn’t though . . . oh boy. It’d afford you such flexibility . . . you could yank starters who are clearly ineffective before they put the game out of reach, since your pen has several other starters in it!

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Seriously, right now that slide by Tex is the play of the game.

    • Drew

      Eh, Brett had a nice catch that got AJ out of the inning. Of course, with YES not showing the replay, perhaps he took a bad route. We may never know…

  • John

    Robbie

  • pat

    Unrelated, but how fucking ridiculous was Vince Young’s little rant? If I’m not gonna start trade me?

    • Drew

      If I’m Vince Young. I ain’t trying to hold no clipboard.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      Don’t get me started. I’m a TTU grad. I hate Texas. Hate.

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

      Most undeserving ROY ever? I’d say so.

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

        Angel Berroa. Next time be more specific. ;)

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

      On a scale from 1-10
      If he starts or gets traded? 1
      If he stays on the bench? 8

    • Dave

      Not surprising for a guy who got like a 7 on the wonderlic

    • pat

      I’ll be honest, I laughed at all of these responses. You guys are the best.

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

    Someone else is getting beaned in this game. 2-0

    • pat

      Yeah, AJ is the wrong person to fuck with.

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

    What would you guys want from the Stadium?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      def the facade

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

      Easy. Thurmon Munson’s locker.

      • Some call me…tim

        +1

        My first Yankee memory.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I still can’t believe Damon took the foul poles from OYS. I wonder how much jewelry he had to buy his wife after he announed that.

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

      Haha, IETC.

      • Some call me…tim

        <Kobe?

  • John

    Seriously, I’m surprised we’ve “ONLY” scored 5 runs (as of now) in 3.2 innings. We gotten on base 13 baserunners already and still haven’t gotten that big hit with RISP. Yet, we’ve scored 5….awesome

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

      Well, they’re struggling w/RISP again, no? They started the season cold w/RISP, heated up, now they’re coming back down. It’ll rebound again.

      • John

        yep, they will…and right on cue there

  • Accent Shallow

    Padilla is a sack of crap. Can’t stand that sort of attitude in a pitcher.

    (Although I wonder, why don’t the Sox pick up Daniel Cabrera for the upcoming series, start him one of the games and have him hit Jeter? Ha ha)

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

      Did he pump his fist? Because if he did he is dead in my book. DEAD!

  • pc69

    What is the over/under before Ortiz is benched and then DFA’d?

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

      I doubt it will be this year.

  • Accent Shallow

    In re: Derek Holland . . . /makes Rookie of the Year joke

  • arlok789

    Which Ranger do you want to see take a fastball between the letters?

    • Lily

      kinsler or cruz

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I love clutch hitting.

  • Nickel

    That was a sweet swing by Jorge there.

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

    Jorge = out of the doghouse.

  • pc69

    Ok, I missed Tex getting hit. Intentional? Does AJ retaliate?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    GODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GET FUCKED TEXAS!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    seeeee yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Jake

    a thrilla!

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

    That, right there, is the best revenge for hitting Tex.

  • Drew

    Ay Padilla. Fuck you bitch.

  • Chris

    An A-Bomb! From Matsui!

    • Some call me…tim

      Anybody else feel an awkward Japanese A-bomb reference?

      • Accent Shallow

        Oh wow.

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

    BOOM goes the dynamite.

  • Dave

    Delicious

  • arlok789

    Matsui has CRUSHED two pitches today. I like it. To bad he can’t field or run.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Go ahead…hit our first baseman. And you will f’ing PAY.

  • pc69

    FUCK YOU TEXAS….Hit our Million dollar boys… bastards.

  • Accent Shallow

    Guess Hideki sees this kid well. Love it.

  • pat

    Oh god, somebody is definitely getting drilled.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      Let sleeping dogs lie. No reason to rile up the Rangers. Just get the W.

      • Drew

        110% disagree with you.

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

          Winning >>> revenge.

          • Drew

            Yes, because hitting someone with a 9-3 lead = loss.

        • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

          You’re allowed. And apparently AJ disagrees too.

  • e mills

    Don’t mess w/ Texas, I mean Teixeira

  • Drew

    I could’ve sworn Kay just said payback is a bitch

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Teix loved the blast. Pound them more Melky.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, it’s the Ghost of Melkys Past!

  • John

    Our team chemistry made this possible!!!

    • pat

      ietc.

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

      Any Scrubs reference gets a +1

    • pc69

      That is just classic

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Arod said to Tex “What the hell did you do to this guy?”

  • John

    Cmon AJ, this game is yours for the taking

  • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

    Hideki Matsui shot the sheriff. And roundhouse kicked the deputy.

  • Lily

    now lets hope aj can keep this lead

  • LiveFromNewYork

    YES

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

    hehehehe

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Nice AJ.

  • Drew

    AJ hit the fuckin guy man.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    payback jajjaaa

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Putting him on his ass without actually hitting him is pretty sweet.

  • John

    Congrats to Mr. Jeter for getting run #1500!

  • Drew

    Well that worked out well.

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

    That was even better than hitting him.

  • Jay

    The best part of that was the nod from the ground, like “Yeah, I knew that shit was coming…thanks for not getting my dome piece”

  • pat

    Ah I’d rather you bury it in his ribcage than throw one over his head. Still good though.

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

      I like the “give him a scare strike him out approach.

      • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

        I agree. No need to hit him and potentially injure the guy. Putting him on his ass accomplishes the same thing. Probably makes his heart pound even more.

        • pat

          Eh, you’re probably right. I just prefer my baseball games laced with violence.

  • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

    Isn’t Cruz the same clown that showed up Aceves after homering in the 9th on last Monday?

    • pat

      indeed.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      I thought he was a little too impressed with his HR off AJ too.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    I just got in and saw AJ throw in, what happened with Tex?

    • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

      hit twice already

    • arlok789

      Padilla hit him with a curve in the first and nailed him in the ass with a heater last inning.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        huh, can’t quite see the logic in that.

  • Drew

    Great inning for AJ.

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

    That’s the second time this year AJ Burnett threw up an in on a guy, then struck him out in the same at-bat after a teammate was hit.

    Awesome.

    • Rob H.

      this was something missing from this team the past few years. It’s so good to see a completely different attitude than what was under torre.

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

        You mean the “You new guys have to impress the 4 of us with rings” clubhouse?

        • Rob H.

          yup. I think that had a lot to do with this team not getting along with one another but it didn’t help that certain “new guys” had bad attitudes to begin with.

    • John

      team chemistry

    • dkidd

      longoria the other?

      • Rob H.

        lol Longoria sh!t himself when it happened to him. It was hilarious.

        • dkidd

          i remember he swung like kruk against randy johnson in the all-star game. it was like no one had ever thrown inside to him before

      • pat

        Yup. Swish was buzzed that game too, he then jacked one outta the trop.

  • Dave

    You gotta love the self policing of baseball

    • pc69

      It works, better than David Stern and his dumb ass rules.

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

        I especially love the “That foul was not a foul” stuff we get two days later.

  • Drew

    Burn notice commercial. It’s a really sick show. Ya’ll should give it a try.

    • pc69

      It is. Great show!

      • Some call me…tim

        Y’all :)

        Alabama State Color:
        Primer

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

      I watched if a few times and was unimpressed.

      • Drew

        When I was a little kid me and my dad watched Mcgyver. Burn notice is like Mcgyver on steroids with better actors.

      • pc69

        it is about the cheesy lines and cool things he can make. Plus he has a bad ass chick on his side. Pure entertainment, nothing else.

    • Jake

      June 4th, awesome show

  • Lily

    well the rangers had to know that was coming and since cruz hit the homerun i wasn’t surprised aj went up and in like that.

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

    If basketball self policed like baseball Lebron James would get one between the numbers next time he faced Orlando.

    • Zack

      maybe mo williams will chuck the ball at him

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

    Great range, Cruz.

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

    Is Gardner ALLOWED to hit a ball that far?

    • Aaron

      He has twice as many HRs as Big Papi

      • JobaWockeeZ

        And Jason Varitek has TEN TIMES more than Ortiz. Something about HR’s is off this year. It can’t just be the NYS.

      • Accent Shallow

        To be fair, that inside-the-park-job isn’t the same. I’m sure Ortiz could hit a pop fly 150 ft to left. Just when/if it’s misplayed, he’d wind up on second.

        • Drew

          The sick kid on seinfeld agrees with you.

  • Dave

    Man, thought Gardner bought a 1 way ticket on the Rt. Field express

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Didn’t Torre dislike retaliation? I didn’t see Girardi flinch at all.

    • Rob H.

      yeah torre wasnt one to believe in the whole retaliation thing as evidenced by the Red Sox continuously getting away with hitting guys like Jeter and A-Rod and bernie, etc.

    • Drew

      Girardi said to Teix, “It’s bullshit, we’ll take care of it” when he walked out to first base.

    • Dave

      Id say Girardi is probably the most physically intimidating manager in the league right?

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Yeah I wouldn’t want to mess with him.

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

        I don’t know, man. I’d be pretty scared of a hungry Charlie Manuel.

        • John

          IETC

        • Zack

          step into his office

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

        It’s Ozzie Guillen for me. He just looks like the kind of guy that carries a shiv around just in case.

        • dkidd

          cito gaston is terrifying

  • Accent Shallow

    Ok, if Gardner was able to jack one to the right-center alley, they’d have to move the fences back immediately.

  • John

    Let this game be a notice to all teams out there: DON’T FUCK WITH THE YANKEES!

  • gxpanos

    What was the answer to the trivia question about Jeter? I missed it.

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

      Wakefield, 31 H.

      • gxpanos

        Thanks.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    nice 1 pitch one out.

  • John

    Can you guys believe the Matsui homer was the only XBH for us all game?…and we have 10 hits!

  • e mills

    anyone see what went on w/ Porcello? I know Bay had a knock, but anything else?

    • Zack

      kind of blew up in the 6th, single, bunch of walks, reliever came in, HBP let another guy in

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

    No one is ever in that Audi club.

    • Yankees_Universe

      I think you have to pay separately (I think I saw $48 on stubhub) on top of the ticket price.

    • pat

      Eh, 6 runs against this team in this stadium isn’t all that safe. Especially with our bullpen.

      • pat

        ugh wrong spot.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Does AJ come back out for the 7th?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    i think burnett get another inning.

    • Accent Shallow

      Absolutely. 95 pitches through 6? The man’s 32, no need to baby him.

    • Charlie

      he’s at 95, so maybe

  • Charlie

    if i was nelson cruz during that at bat i’d have been scared shitless, it can’t be pleasant expecting to be drilled by a 95 mph fastball

  • John

    Did anyone see John Harper’s latest story? The headline is; “Are Yankees better or is American League sinking to their level?”

    WTF?

    • pc69

      He is a dumb ass. Yankees are just that much better than last year AND are finally getting steady contributions from their young guys.

      • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

        And the Sox have been struggling somewhat and the Rays got the injury bug that they avoided last year.

        • Zack

          the Yankees arent even playing them though, so its not like we’re beating up on them. Boston just lost 2 out of 3 to Toronto after Toronto lost 9 in a row, imagine if the yankees did that

    • Charlie

      that’s nothing short of ridiculous. don’t read any of that shithead’s articles, clearly has no clue what he’s talking about

  • Conan the Barack O’Brian

    Jeter is two hits away from tying Tim Raines for career hits (2605). Not watching a broadcast; don’t know if it’s been said.

    And nothing adds spice to the “Jeter is getting old” debate quite like talking about Pete Rose v. Jeter comps.

    • John

      yea, and he got his 1500th run today too.

    • pc69

      So true. Don’t tell ESPN or Phillips or Gammons that Jeter is still producing, they will want him tested.

    • Accent Shallow

      Wait, they caught Jeter betting on baseball?

      Fuck. :(

      • John

        7.71 ERA in 7 innings this year and it’s bout to get worse…really worse

        • John

          whoops wrong place

  • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

    Ooohhhh shit that guy just took it right off his dome! You gotta pay attention old man. Stop sipping your martinis down there for a second and look up.

  • Charlie

    this guy’s face is hilarious

  • Accent Shallow

    I have good memories of Warner Madrigal. He made his MLB debut against the Yankees last year, and pitched to a 162.00 ERA.

    • Zack

      i feel bad for guys like that, not when its against the Yankees though

    • John

      7.71 ERA in 7 innings this year and it’s bout to get worse…really worse…and as I type this it just did.

  • Charlie

    he went down and got that one

  • Accent Shallow

    Christ, Robbie’s a talented hitter. Please walk a couple times sometime soon, though.

    • pc69

      when he is on, he handles the bat better than most. Love watching his swing.

    • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

      He’s due for his June/July rampage too. I love it when he’s on fire.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    sending the runner when you’re up 9-3

    ballsy club these Yankees.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jorge! Nicceee

  • Accent Shallow

    Wooo, Jorge!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    12-3 babiiii

  • Charlie

    Tack on time!1!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I repeat. Hit our first baseman. You f’ing pay.

  • pc69

    This stadium is a bandbox.

    • M18

      name a park that ball stays in

      • Nickel

        Yellowstone

      • pc69

        Relax, I was being sarcastic because a big deal will be made of the HR. Just like in the PHilly series, not many parks would have held those HR’s.

      • Some call me…tim

        Yellowstone.

        Next question…

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Where does that term come from? I’ve heard it a million times and know what it means, but what’s the origin?

  • Dave

    mmmmhmmm gotta love the soft underbelly of the bullpen

  • Pete

    Take Burnett out, put in Veras. LOLOL…

    • Charlie

      eh, wait till we’re up at least 12..

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Make them bleed !!!!!!

  • Charlie

    It’s amazing how good this team is now. If we played the sox right now, we’d sweep them.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      they wouldn’t even take the field. They’d be too scared.

  • gxpanos

    DAMN. That was no cheapie.

    By the way, I missed the Cruz and Godzilla shots; were either of them “BANDBOX!!!!” homers or were they no-doubters?

    • John Duci

      ehh they were both legit. They werent crushed but probably out in most parks

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Cruz was too left and that was a no doubter. Matsui wasn’t a bandbox homer I think. It was crushed.

      • gxpanos

        Good to hear.

    • Charlie

      both no doubters

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      No-doubters.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Bring in Veras to throw at someone. Then hopefully he will get suspended.

    • Charlie

      that’s actually a pretty good idea, but DFAing him would be better

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

    Wang tonight?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah maybe 8th and 9th.

    • pat

      Supposedly he might have to pitch in place of pettite so who knows.

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

      Ewwww.

      Keep your sex life out of this thread, creepo.

      • Drew

        You are so gay.
        /ironhorse’d

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

            That give’s new meaning to “selling yourself short.”
            I don’t even want to know how you came across that.

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

              You mean to tell me you don’t Google “Midget Hookers” in your spare time? I thought everybody does.

  • pat

    HAHA did O’Neil just call him Marky Cabrera?

  • John

    Unbelievably, that HR was only the 2nd XBH of the day, out of 13 hits.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Swisher is wishing he was in on this parade.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wait, did Tino/Brosius really outpoll Donnie/Boggs? I know rings count, but Jesus Christ.

    • Charlie

      it always goes by who was most recent/most popular names

      • Drew

        all about the rings baby.

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

      I think Boggs was done in by his Hair Replacement commercials.

  • dkidd

    gardner’s at-bats looking better and better

  • John

    The Yanks goal is to score 25 runs for hitting Tex

  • dkidd

    kris benson????????

  • Charlie

    jeter’s realized this is too unclutch of a situation for captain clutch to come through in

  • MattG

    The answer to that fan poll question should be Gehrig and an inanimate rod.

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

    Nice play, Salty.

  • Accent Shallow

    On the one hand, Burnett hasn’t pitched up to his great stuff. He’s been inconsistent as hell.

    That said, he’s settled down tonight, and I love that he sticks up for his teammates.

    • Drew

      +1.
      I’ll take 3 in 7 any day.
      If I jinxed it I’ma be pissed.

  • dkidd

    hughes/price match-up friday night should be fun

  • Charlie

    is it illegal to say that in a way I actually feel bad for Big Papi a little?

    • Zack

      yes

      • Charlie

        alright, lock me up cause i do for some reason

    • pat

      Nah, by all accounts papi is a good guy who happened to beat us like rented mules. Steroids or not its kinda shame to see a guy like that struggling so much.

      I still love it though, don’t get me wrong.

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

        +1

    • pc69

      Yes. he sold his soul to Manny PED’s. Without them, he doesn’t get to Mo in 2004.

    • Drew

      yes

  • Dave

    Boo why does Porcello have to turn into a pumpkin facing the redsox.

    • Chip

      Because Porcello isn’t going to be that good that soon. The league has a tendency of catching up to guys

      • Dave

        Oh I know hes not going to light the world on fire at the age of 20, but I was just hoping he could carry his nice streak into Boston and shut them down for a game.

    • pat

      yeah, he turned into a pumpkin while facing us so no biggie.

    • John

      It’s the Francesa jinx. First Joba pitches into the 8th for the first time ever while allowing only 2 ERs and now Porcello stinks it up. Baseball Gods know whats right.

  • John

    a 9-run lead is good for Veras and Tomko

  • Charlie

    i would get burnett out of there. Hit hard twice in a row, over 100 pitches…

    • Dave

      Still throwin 95 and got good movement

    • Chip

      Let him get his seven and then let Tomko or some other scrub come in

    • Drew

      I wouldn’t mind seeing him hit Cruz right here.
      It would make me laugh.

  • Zack

    Anyone notice Santana just lost to the Pirates?