Jun
02

Game 52 Spillover Thread II

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Is this lead Jose Veras-proof?

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  • e mills

    No

  • Chip

    No lead is Veras-proof

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

    I don’t know which I dislike more: God Bless America at YS or Sweet Caroline at Fenway.

    • JM

      What’s wrong with God Bless America?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    This lead is even Horne proof.

    ZING

    • kSturnz

      what did he do?

  • Drew

    Forget Jose Veras, let’s hope Phil Coke can put up a scoreless inning or two. I hope he’s mentally prepared.

    • Chip

      Tomko could use the work, save Coke for when it matters as he’s one of the only reliable ones out there

      • Drew

        I don’t consider him quite so reliable. And it seems everyone in the pen could use some work.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Not if he doesn’t know his role.

  • pat

    I’m hearing whispers jesus is going to trenton tomorrow. (0-1)

    • Chip

      Does that mean the apocalypse is coming?

    • Accent Shallow

      What a horse.

    • Nickel

      That’d be sweet! I’m going to tomorrow’s game (if it doesn’t rain).

      • Accent Shallow

        You’re going to Trenton? Don’t get stabbed.

        • Nickel

          lol…Actually, despite most of Trenton being a war zone, Waterfront Park is actually REALLY easy to get to.

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

      I’m hearing the same thing, through some super-secret double-probation sources I have.

      http://thunderbaseball.wordpre.....s-montero/

  • Charlie

    pretty good game by AJ

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Johan who? Oh tonight’s LOSAH pitcher. I can’t wait to go to Yankees / Mets.

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

    30 hits in 19 innings–Wang-ian.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I’d rather use Wang just because.

  • Drew

    Mark Teixera is now Ramiro Pena. Kay you’re a fucking idiot. Watch the game.

  • Charlie

    that’s the last time you’ll see ramiro pena PH for mark teixeira

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

      So you’re saying that’s the last time Tex will get hit in the ass?

      I beg to differ.

  • Chip

    I assume the Swish will be covering first from here on out?

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

    Talk. About. Baseball.

    • Charlie

      ??

  • Charlie

    kevin gregg sucks, marmol should be the cubbie’s closer

    • Drew

      +1.
      Surprised Sweet Lou is sticking with him this long.

    • Accent Shallow

      I dunno, I’d imagine it’s nice to be able to use Marmol in the fireman role, since he is their best reliever.

      • andrew

        Agreed. Isn’t that what we always talk about? Your best reliever should not be your closer. Marmol can come in whenever and shut the door. probably more valuable than Gregg.

    • Zack

      marmol has a WHIP of 1.48

  • John

    Lemme guess..Pena is going to play first now? And Berra will play 3rd, if he’s subsituted

    • Chip

      Swish at first, Pena at short and Berroa at third I’d imagine

      • Chip

        Unless they put Posada at first and Cervelli in to catch

      • John

        good call

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

    Just got this, SR on Tyler Matzek.

    http://www.baseball-intellect......er-matzek/

    They’re doing Matt Purke next, another possible Yankee draftee.

    • John

      another? I guess anything is possible but Matzek is not going to drop to us.

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

        I could be wrong, but I thought he was one of the guys asking for big loot and/or a Boras client.

        • John

          I don’t know but I know Purke is one of those guys

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

          Just checked it out, sounds like I’m wrong. He’s considered a safe pick and signable.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Do the Yankees even give a crap at this point?

    • Charlie

      clearly they must not, if they’re PHing for arod and tex with ramiro and angelfuckinberroa

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

    There’s a baseball game going on, guys.

  • John

    Man, I bet Tex and A-rod would have loved to hit against Benson today.

  • Charlie

    Angel Berroa is truly a disgrace to all organized sports ever in existence

  • A.D.

    Put Tomko in to mop up

  • Accent Shallow

    Please walk, Robbie!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    A strong inning for Benson??? We sent our frigging bat boys out there.

  • dkidd

    is kris benson still married to the crazy lady?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Life just did a 30 hottest sports spouses (now and past…Marilyn Monroe was number 1) and his wife (ex) was on there.

    • Chip

      You mean crazy hot as shit lady and yes I believe so

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Girardi must have a date with the missus.

  • John

    So, if we win, we have the best record in the AL, right?

  • Drew

    I gotta tell ya. I really don’t understand so many peoples fascination with hating on Berroa. It can’t be just the ROY. I don’t get it.

    • Chip

      Maybe it’s that he’s impressively bad

      • Charlie

        that’s it

      • Drew

        15 AB’s. 2 errors. Short term security in case Alex reinjures the hip. Would you like him to play gold glove defense and hit 400 in his total of 42 innings?

        • Chip

          No, but .250 would be acceptable. I think his UZR/150 is something like -62 (yeah I know small sample size) too

          • Drew

            42 innings. That’s less than 5 games. How do you expect him to produce. He’s hardly on the team.

  • Jake H

    Burnett really battled there. He clearly didn’t have his best stuff.

    • Accent Shallow

      8 whiffs without his best stuff? I can accept that.

  • YankeeScribe

    Is it safe to say the AL is weak this year? It seems like the AL East is the only legitimate division…

    • Chip

      The Tigers and Rangers have been awesome this year

      • Charlie

        they’ll both regress a little but i agree that the AL is kinda weak. Mets, Cubs, Dodgers, Phils.. all very good teams in the AL its just the Yanks, bosox, and maybe the angels down the road

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Did Singleton bail on Kay? Did he rip up his contract?

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

    I bet Singleton can fuckin’ drill it on the golf course.

  • Accent Shallow

    Davis has three flyouts to the track this game.

    Non-bandbox?

    • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

      In Fenway they would have been pop-ups in the infield.

  • Charlie

    chris davis is an automatic out.. and to think i once thought he could be a fantasy stud

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

    These “Little Bit of Luck” commercials are quickly becoming incredibly annoying. They’re not quite up to the GEICO ad or Australian emphysema patient level, but they’re getting there.

  • dkidd

    “every ninth day” eddie

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

    Paul offering more evidence as to why Bernie was the most feared hitter of his generation.

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

    The Yankees are like a man with two dildos.
    Unstoppable!!

  • Drew

    I picked up Guardado in The Show last year. He killed it.

  • dkidd

    what’s the point of a warning?

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

      That didn’t look intentional, IMO.

      • dkidd

        me neither, just want more consistency. last week some guy got tossed for hitting someone with a curve ball

  • LiveFromNewYork

    NOT VERAS.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Our play of the game is a tackle.

  • Accent Shallow

    I hope we don’t see Wang here.

    A topical link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeR2ORmZh5s

  • Drew

    I def wouldn’t have voted for JoPo today. \

    • LiveFromNewYork

      me either

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Why Joe Why?

  • Accent Shallow

    Ah, Veras. He of the 16/14 K/BB.

    And on the first pitch he gives up a rocket that was nearly out!

  • RichYF

    Veras is the definition of precision command.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Veras is the definition of how the hell did I get to be in pinstripes

  • Drew

    Papelbon alert.
    /crosses fingers.

  • dkidd

    papelbon making it interesting

    • LiveFromNewYork

      My Mo I hate him.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Are they seriously discussing joba to the pen?

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

      No in fact we were making fun of Fatcesa and his asinine push to get him in the pen.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        “we”? Is that you Paulie?

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

          Oh yeah. I was the host.

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

      At least they’re discussing baseball and not the NBA or golf or food.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Scooter read the birthdays.

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

        Or that Sotomayor lady.

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

    Are Kay and O’Neill B-Jobbers?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I think they both want him in the rotation.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I think it’s giving up time.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wow good outing for Veras.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Really. Throw the f’ing ball.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Jorge getting pissed. Maybe now he deserves player of the game.

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Veras! Yay win!

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

    Jorge looks mad at Veras.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Yeah, he was definitely frustrated. I think he said What the F is wrong with you?

      • Zack

        Yeah because Jorge is perfect

        • LiveFromNewYork

          He’s not but he is a bottle rocket when he’s pissed.

          • Zack

            which is starting to annoy me, can anyone else see his ego growing over the last year or two?

            • Drew

              I’d say a lot more intensity than ego.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    He’s still pissed.

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

    Who da fuck is this guy?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He’s “I’m not Kim Jones.”

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Can NONE of them pronounce Teixeria?

    • RichYF

      What? You didn’t know that it’s pronounced TECKS SHARE UH? Sure would seem that way..

      • Zack

        Tex-Save-Us :]

  • Zack

    bases loaded, no outs. 2 strike outs, come on detriot!

  • MattG

    And in other news, the tying run is at the plate in Texas…

  • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

    Lets go Tigers! bases loaded 2 out down 4 against Paps in the 9th.

    • Zack

      fuck 3 Ks

  • Drew

    Bottom of the Tigers lineup sucks.

  • MattG

    Oh man, Francona has Saito warming up. THAT is interesting.

  • RichYF

    What the heck is up with Kenny’s hair?

  • MattG

    OK, he did the job, but there is something wrong with Papelbon. He is clearly not the same.

    I feel so bad for him.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      ha

      hey paps you know where you’ll find sympathy? In the dictionary between shit and syphillis.

      • RichYF

        ietc

    • Zack

      but they have daniel bard!!

      • Jack

        I say we just start calling him Bards-worth and get it over with.

  • Ed

    Ortiz 1-5 3ks.

    • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

      still raised his BAA.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    The BEST thing about this game was the DON’T FUCK WITH US message. The whole team sent it (with Girardi’s blessing).

  • V

    Wow. Keith Law’s new mock draft has the Yankees taking Heathcott and passing on Scheppers AND Purke, both of who slip to the supplemental.

    Also says the Yankees are big on Arnett, but he’s unlikely to fall past the mid teens.

    • Zack

      “Also says the Yankees are big on Arnett”

      Translation: Yankees put that out there so a team picks Arnett ahead of them if he slips so they can grab someone they really want.

      Dont believe that Team X likes Player Y stuff, its all manipulation

      • Drew

        Sooo we should say. “We really don’t like Strasburg?”

      • V

        Yeah. I’m hoping Heathcott is a smokescreen. I like him at #76, but not in the 1st round.

        1st round has to be Purke or, if there, Scheppers.

  • Drew

    Torre with the best record in baseball.
    Joey G with the second best. Me likes.

  • V

    And BP ran a ‘Joba = starter or reliever’ article.

    Snippet:

    “In his career, Chamberlain now has a 3.19 ERA in 22 starts, averaging a little more than 5 1/3 innings pitched per. He has 125 strikeouts, more than one per inning, and a K/BB of 2.6. There’s never been a team in MLB history that could afford to move that guy to the bullpen. Even if you were to say that Chamberlain is a six-inning pitcher, something that isn’t clear yet, getting 192 innings of 3.19 ERA ball in a season would make him a top 40 starter in baseball every season, a six-win pitcher in line to make tens of millions of dollars a year.”

    • V

      And:

      “Proponents of changing his role, including one highly visible and vocal one in New York, are fond of citing Chamberlain’s success as a reliever. Like many pitchers, Chamberlain took well to the simpler task of relief pitching, and has a career ERA of 1.53 in that role, with a 78/19 K/BB in 59 innings. The lesson to take isn’t that Chamberlain is a better reliever than a starter; the lesson is that everyone is a better reliever than a starter.”

      • Tank the Frank (formerly just “Frank”)

        I love BP. Someone should call Francesa and site this article. These are people who get paid to know more about baseball than you.

    • Drew

      BRING ME PORCELLO’S LAST FIVE STARTS!!!!

      • Zack

        his last start? atrocious!

  • Blackdragon905

    I just read on nyyfans.com from a poster who said Montero has been promoted and is on his way to Trenton. Does anybody know if there is any truth to this? Thanks.

    • V

      I don’t know if he HAS been promoted, but I would NOT be surprised if he was. Check the Trenton beat-writer, as he’d probably be in early on the news:

      http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com/

  • Drew

    Teix just said his first two bats against Padilla in his career he hit two homeruns. The 3rd AB he got hit.

    • Drew

      Also, this dude asking questions in the lockerroom with the YES mic is a moron.

      • V

        Agreed, heh.

        Next time the Yankees face Padilla, I could see a Joba or Burnett drilling a Ranger pre-emptively.

        • Drew

          Oh yeah. This one will go into the memory banks. Probably not in this series, but I doubt they get away with hitting one of our best hitters twice. Plus, AJ didn’t even hit Cruz.

  • V

    LOL I loved AJ’s reaction to that ‘are you clicking?’ question.

    “Me, or the team?”

    It’s pretty obvious he hasn’t quite hit his PEAK form yet, as his curveball command is mediocre. He can survive because his fastball is mid-high 90s with awesome movement.

    • Drew

      Yeah I heard that. It’s good that he’s not necessarily pleased with his outings just because he got a win. I can definitely see that ERA creep down below 4. He’s clearly not hit his stride yet.

  • rsam

    long live the ynkees

  • George

    So an A-bomb for Matsui… good one Sterling!

    great win tho!