• Drew

    I like it Mike.

  • EvoLuTioN

    and strike out :lol:

    • Drew

      Worst fan ever, or, whatever the hell you are.

    • V

      Please do us all a favor, and pick up your monitor, and slam it on the ground, you worthless piece of shit.

      Thanks! :-)

    • handtius

      you remind me of something, oh yeah, a troll.

      • EvoLuTioN

        it happens.

        I rather not have expectations and then get dissapointed.

        its easier to celebrate when we thrive.

        • handtius

          Yeah, horrible way of living life. go root for the redsox.

          • EvoLuTioN

            ORLY?

            They do better when i expect bad things anyway, i’ll keep at it :D

  • Adam

    well… balls!

  • Captain Bawls

    so why the hell do you bring in rivera there? CC was looking just fine to me.

    • Mike Pop

      I know. It’s not like Mo is amazing or anything.

    • Charlie

      i would have done the same thing. It’s Mo for god’s sake, but he just fucked up really badly.

      • EvoLuTioN

        Mo is great, but he’s sat idle for quite some days now.
        He last pitched May 29th i think.
        Plus Mo is usually not Mo in non-save situations.

        C.C. was CRUISING. retiring 6 of the last 7.

        Girardi messed up.

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

          He pitched two days ago. And two days before that.

          • EvoLuTioN

            oh i see it now, its under the june section in his game log :lol:

            June 1 and june 4.

            k ty

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

            Shhhh, don’t let petty trivialities like facts get in the way of his irrationally retarded fictional narrative!

            • EvoLuTioN

              what happened to coke getting crawford out eh?
              :lol:

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

                Congrats, you were right.

                I hope those extra runs the other team scored on us and your smug sense of satisfaction keep you warm at night.

          • Chris

            Even assuming that he was rusty, what good does not pitching him do? That would just make him more rusty when they went to use him.

            • EvoLuTioN

              rust doesn’t matter when he comes in a save chance :D

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

      Because Mariano likely would have been better.

      It was a calculated and intelligent gamble that just didn’t work out. Had we left CC in and had he given up a run, you would all be screaming “Why the hell didn’t to go to Mariano there?!?!?”

      • Captain Bawls

        I disagree. We’ve all seen that Mo is not himself in non-save situations. I mean, sure, it’s a situation where if Mo goes 1-2-3 you don’t really think about it, but CC was only at 103 pitches and was cruising. This is the second time we’ve come back to tie a game with Tampa only to have Mo blow it. (5/7)

  • Charlie

    sorry, but i doubt it

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

    Charlie says:
    we really should have won this game. Too bad that our bullpen still sucks. If only Cashman wasn’t retarded, mark melancon or somebody else on the farm would be up here to replace the dead weight.

    Moot and wrongheaded. If Melancon was up here, we still would have went to Mariano in that situation. Today’s game in now way is a referendum against the bullpen construction.

    • Chris

      I’ve come to the realization that people just like to complain. It doesn’t matter that the Yankees have the best record in the AL, or that Mariano is the best relief pitcher ever. People will always find something to complain about – and logic and facts won’t change that.

    • Charlie

      It’s not this game in particular. Should we have won this game? Yes. Obviously we would have still brought Mo in and he would have gotten hit. But, there is no reason that jose veras should be on the team

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

        Yeah, but that’s TOTALLY NOT AT ALL WHAT YOU WERE SAYING.

      • DCR

        So you’re just complaining to complain? Veras didn’t even come into the game.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Least show some fight. Set the tone for the game tomorrow.

    • Dorian

      This means absolutely nothing. If we go down 1-2-3 and Joba pitches a perfect game then it matters not.

      • Matt-Pitt

        Guess you are right but if the Yanks show they don’t go down easily after the best reliever gives up 4 runs in the previous inning, shows the Rays they are still here to play and nothing comes easy tomorrow.

  • John

    Man, tough time against them Rays.

    It’s okay. Just win tomorrow and win the Boston series!

  • Dorian

    Time for some gritty at bats

  • BIG BOY

    trying run on the plate for……. gardner. yipee!

  • EvoLuTioN

    don’t tease me jeter

  • Chip

    So I really don’t get people. I seriously think some people expect them to go 162-0. We’ve gone 0-5 w/ RISP and the Rays are hot. We shouldn’t be in this game at all yet everybody complains about how we should be winning this thing no problem. Mo is bound to have bad games, that doesn’t mean you never put him in

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

      Exactly.

  • Jose

    Prediction: Yanks do not bring the tying run to the plate.

    • Jay

      Go away.

    • Dorian

      Do you need a diaper right now? The pee is starting to run down your leg

      • Jose

        Why do you have to personally attack me when all I did was make a prediction?

      • Jay

        Far Far away.

      • Dorian

        How badly do you feel right now?

    • Chris

      Looks like Mike was right…

    • Jose

      Well. I admit I was wrong.

    • Some call me…tim

      Fail much?

  • dkidd

    come on johnny!

  • Drew

    Remember when the trolls were under their respective bridges?

    • Jay

      God I miss that.

  • Mike Pop

    Woo Woo!

  • fresh

    here we go baby! lets go get this game!

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

    Heh. In the outfield:

    Nick Swisher > B.J. Upton

    • Jay

      Nice.

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

    I wonder if the shadows had anything to do with that one.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Since Mo is infallible, it means he set this whole thing up! It was meant to be

  • John

    On a positive note, the seats behind home plate look pretty full

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Can we begin using this as a determinate of the state of the economy?

  • Some call me…tim

    1) CC needs to throw complete games–unless he’s hurtin, 120 pitches.
    2) line drive, line drive, HBP, walk, walkoff homer.

    • Chip

      No, CC does not always need to throw complete games

  • dkidd

    here we go

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

    i know the guy is a god out there… but where in gods name was upton playing that he couldnt catch that ball?? geeeeeez

  • Chip

    How awesome would a bunt down the third base line be right now?

  • dkidd

    please please give us a chance at randy choate!!!!

  • Mike Pop

    Ya Boiiii!!!

  • Drew

    u da mon Mike.

  • Jacob

    TEX!!!

  • fresh

    cmon ALEX!!!!!!!!!

  • Matt-Pitt

    LETS GO!!

    Tying run to the plate? I think so.

    Eat that shit, haters.

    • Jay

      IETC

  • Chip

    Wow Mike, you are a prophet

  • John

    OK Tex…you were right Mike

  • Captain Bawls

    WOW..alright, c’mon alex

  • Stryker

    boy was i wrong!!!!

  • dkidd

    come on alex. tie game. wanna see aceves swing a bat today

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

    The Yankees should put me on the payroll. Seriously.

    • Chip

      Agreed

      • Jacob

        +1

    • Drew

      Wait a second! It’s your fault we were down 5-3 anyway!

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

    “The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.”

    MIKE AXISA, YOU THE BOMB IN PHANTOMS, YO!!!!!

    • Jay

      Recheck the Nostradamus stuff.

      • Some call me…tim

        Mike doesn’t leave the TV, CC gets complete game win…

    • handtius

      Nice one Jay.

  • V

    Wow.

    Now my hopes are up.

  • Chip

    A-Rod needs to make up for that booted ball now

  • BigBlueAL

    This is incredible. Mike you are a fuckin genius.

  • Charlie

    wow, this team has some heart. too bad that we gave up 4 fucking runs in the 9th.

  • Dorian

    How funny would it be if A-Rod lined to 2nd and they picked off Tex? LMAO

    • V

      Not funny?

      • Dorian

        Just lightning the mood dude.

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

          By darkening it.

        • Jose

          Needs more thunder…

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

        Yeah, I’m gonna also go with “not funny”.

  • V

    Man, that curveball was meat. Wish ARod had cranked it out.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Wow… That was a hanger that A-Rod should have crushed

  • Chip

    And that was A-Rod’s pitch right there, curve right down the middle

  • Drew

    Ha I can’t sit down and shit.

    • Drew

      that don’t sound right, you know what i mean

    • V

      Then… how do you shit?

    • handtius

      you shit standing up?

  • fresh

    arod is a super guess hitter thats why he gets locked up so much… but when he guesses right!!!!

  • EvoLuTioN

    Its either Mike being positive or me being negative that makes the yankees do what they do.

    • Joey

      Please don’t give yourself any credit in this, you’re just being a douchebag

      • EvoLuTioN

        :lol:

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

        “Please don’t give yourself any credit in this, you’re just being a douchebag”

        I have nothing to add, I just wanted to repeat that to make sure everyone heard it.

        • handtius

          rinse and repeat.

    • Chip

      I’ll go with the former

  • Mike Pop

    BOOOOO

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

      Urge to kill… rising…

      • Mike Pop

        Was a joke.

        • Joey

          damn Cowboy fans, you never know

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

          You’re now on my list, Popavero…

          • Mike Pop

            Whatever, I can handle danger.

  • Jay

    Unclutch.

    Yeah I said it.

  • Chip

    If nothing else, we’re killing their bullpen for the next few days

  • Matt-Pitt

    Posada is due

  • handtius

    Po hits one out.

    • Jay

      Ill get on that bandwagon.

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

      Bases loaded for… Melky?

      • Jay

        Even better

      • handtius

        That’s my back up plan.

  • John

    Man, a grounder but oh well

  • Arman Tamzarian

    So who pinch hits for the pitcher, Gardener?

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

      Moot.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Their getting there

        • handtius

          They’ll win by the time they get there.

          • Arman Tamzarian

            Correct, Im an idiot.

            • Chris

              Not an issue now, but it could have been 9-8 Tampa with the bases loaded and Coke due up.

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

            Time for some lazy, going through the motions Dominicans to win this freaking thing.

            • handtius

              Yeah, I hate when they do that. good for nothin’ loafs.

  • Bob Stone

    A-Road swung at ball three, four and five before grounding out – UGH!

  • John

    Don’t try to go for the big hit, just need a lot of singles…though a HR would be okay :)

  • Dorian

    JORGE THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR GUESSING WITH 2 STRIKES.

    • Zack

      i dont think jorge needs your batting tips

  • fresh

    cmonnnnn! thats a ball ump! melky again?!?!

  • dkidd

    fucking home plate ump is killing us

  • Charlie

    if we can somehow hand this game to melky…

  • V

    Gah, I hate this umpire.

  • fresh

    see this is wat callint those balls strikes does makes him swing at low garbage! damn umps

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

    Bah, those were balls three and four, but Posada had to swing because the ump called the previous pitch that low a strike.

  • EvoLuTioN

    cmon POSADA, lets NOT GET 2 OUTS

  • fresh

    are you kidding me he was basically on the track wtf!!!

    • fresh

      and michael makes it seem like maddon is a genius for making him stand there lol gosh thats luck if i ever saw it in my life

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

        It’s not luck, it’s no-doubles-defense. What basically every manager would do.

        Kay makes mountains out of molehills.

  • Chip

    Damn, I thought he got it

  • Drew

    C’mon RObbie! We need ya

  • Charlie

    SHIt

  • dkidd

    robbie/swisher = bridge to melky

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

      IETC

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

    Hughes up in the pen.

    • Charlie

      he shouldn’t be there. I really hope Wang pitches great his next outing, so we could get phil work in AAA.

      • Zack

        incase you didnt hear Hughes is staying in the pen until Bruney comes back

  • pc69

    Boy those extra runs given up while Coke was pitch really fucked us.

    Game would be tied.

    • John

      yea, but oh well

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

      True. But, that was Mo’s mess, not Coke’s.

  • handtius

    well, you can’t really hit it much harder then that. bad luck.

  • Jacob

    The last pitch of that at bat was the only strike Posada saw.

  • Chip

    Sweet, Choate can blow the save

  • John

    Damn one out to go…cmon Choate help your old team out

  • DCR

    Boy Maddon is so obnoxious with this mix and match shit.

  • YankeeScribe

    Just another game that will keep the media chatter about the stadium being a bandbox going…

  • Jose

    Why did Cashman ever let Choate get away!! Worst GM ever, we need him for our bullpen!!!

    • John

      this was a joke right?

      • Jose

        Why? Now he closed the game out for the Rays.

  • NHYankee62

    Kay: Great positioning by the Drays. If they’re playing him short it’s probably over his head?”

    More like common sense!

    Of course they’re going to play Posada deep. That’s the only thing that could beat you, why would they play him short???

    • Charlie

      michael kay is such a dumbass

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

      Michael Kay is easily impressed by the routine and the mundane.

  • pc69

    man there are lot of GM’s in training in here today. Cashman might lose his job this weekend.

    • Mike Pop

      I have a plan to make the bench better.

      I’ll start Gardner in left and Pena in right everyday.

      Make my bench better.

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

      Heh.

    • handtius

      Was that a joke? doesn’t even make any sense.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        See, their not on the bench anymore

  • dkidd

    come on robbie

  • V

    Take the walk take the walk take the walk.

  • Charlie

    that shoulda been ball 4

  • Chip

    Right in the zone for Cano

  • V

    Fuck. No luck, whatsoever.

    The top of the 9th was the suxor.

  • Drew

    Kay, he also misplayed it you fuckin moron.

  • Mike Pop

    WHY WAS HE PLAYING SO FAR BACK, MICHAEL KAY!

  • Chip

    Shit, I thought he got that one

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

    Fuck you BJ Upton!!!!!!!!!! Argh!

  • John

    FUCK!! We had some hard hit balls though.

  • handtius

    fuck man, 2 rockets. talk about unlucky.

    • pc69

      not unlucky, outplayed and out coached today.

      • handtius

        No they weren’t. not at all. Mo couldn’t get it done. If he gets it done, we win. How is that out couched?

        • pc69

          Why was CC pulled? Why let Mo go as long as he did, he did not have it today, you could see that from the first two batters?

          • handtius

            Well, lets see:

            1. It’s the ninth, it’s tied and you have the best Closer in the history of the game.

            2. He’s Mo, you’d figure, he’d get out of it.

            Why not take out CC before he gives up 5 runs…WHAT AN IDIOT MANAGER WE HAVE!!1!,1112E1!1!!

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

    Drat. Oh well, go get ’em tomorrow.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Can’t hit it any harder than that.

  • pc69

    well shit. back to 2nd

  • fresh

    oh man thats so unlucky! we better take the next 2 in embarrising fashion cuz losing this game was crap lol

    • fresh

      next 1 i should say

  • NHYankee62

    At least we worked their pen over.

    Win tomorrow. Later fellow Yankee fans and all loser trolls.

  • Dorian

    I don’t give a damn what the stat book say. WE WON THAT GAME

  • Charlie

    dammit robbie, o well, this game is not his fault. Mo blew it, plain and simple.

  • BIG BOY

    loss is on the bullpen.

    • Zack

      loss in on mariano*

  • DCR

    What a joke that Rodriguez, Posada, and Cano can’t get Teixeira in. Frustrating loss.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Well, they did put up 7 runs, that’s pretty damned good

      • DCR

        I know but it still makes me shake my head that the middle of the order can’t plate a guy at second with no outs.

        • Zack

          that run doesnt even tie the game so its irrelevant, they needed to get on and get driven in as well

          • Dorian

            YOU MORON!!!!! TWO OF THOSE GUYS MADE A GUY WHO NEVER PLAYS DEEP, PLAY DEEP AND HAVE TO TURN HIS BACK TO GET THE BALL. JESUS CHRIST WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE SOMETIMES?

            • handtius

              I don’t even understand it.

              • handtius

                This comment I mean.

        • Arman Tamzarian

          Oh it’s frustrating, but the team fought pretty hard, tomorrow’s another day

    • dkidd

      posada and cano hit rockets

    • handtius

      wouldn’t have mattered, would have needed 3, not one.

    • Charlie

      You really can’t blame them here at all. It definitely was frustrating, though

    • Jose

      It is very tough to come back down 4 runs in the bottom of the ninth when you have the greatest closer in history break open the tie game. There has to be some deflated emotions.

      • Zack

        if they went 1-2-3 you would have a point, but they got 2 guys on, huge hit from Tex, down 2 runs with 0 outs- i dont think Alex, Jorge and Cano were thinking about Mariano at the plate

  • BigBlueAL

    I wander how many runs the Rays wouldve scored if they didnt have 4 bench players in the starting lineup.

    • NHYankee62

      I’ve been WANDERING that one myself!

    • BIG BOY

      that dill guy had like 10 hits

  • BigBlueAL

    Zobrist did the most damage, but he is having a good season so far.

  • Bob Stone

    Why did the Rays finally figure their outfielders were playing too shallow today? Why Today? They’ve been shallow all year. If they were playing this game at normal depth the Yanks would have won on Posada’s fly and Cano’s fly. Both would have been doubles. Did Maddon finally figure it out?

    • NHYankee62

      Yea he probably realized it right after he finally figured out how to correctly submit the lineup.

      • Bob Stone

        IETC

  • Charlie

    do i drop john danks/aaron harang to get edwin jackson/ervin santana/jered weaver in fantasy?

  • Jose

    I don’t think this game was mismanaged by Girardi. Sabathia wasn’t looking amazing today. He did give up 5 runs. You have Mariano as your closer, you go to him in the tie game. If Girardi had left Sabathia in and he lost, the game was mismanaged because he didn’t use Mo. If he brings in Mo and he loses it, the game was mismanaged because he didn’t keep Sabathia in.

    Everyone would’ve criticized Girardi no matter what. That is quite a bad position to be in. Yet, the Yankees are still even with the Red Sox in W-L as of right now.

    • Charlie

      agreed

      • Bob Stone

        Doubly agreed

    • handtius

      agreed #2

    • BIG BOY

      that was the right move to bring mo in. mo lost the game, plain and simple. he just didn’t have it.

    • NHYankee62

      The only problem I have is with taking Mo out to bring in Coke.

      Even on his worst day; Mo is much better than anything else in that bullpen!

      You win and lose with your best. Mo still gives you the best chance to get out of the 9th at 7-5; NOT Phil Coke!

      • Jose

        Mo wasn’t looking great. Girardi still has to protect Mo. Why make him throw more pitches than he needs to if he doesn’t look sharp. Most manages will pull their closers if they give up 2 runs in a tie game in the top of the 9th. You can’t let him throw so many pitches in what may be a futile attempt.

        • NHYankee62

          Yeah, but he needed one more out. It was a 2 run game, still within striking distance.

          Give Mo the chance to end the inning instead of going to Mr. “I don’t know my role/the ump squeezed me in Cleveland” Phil Coke.

          If Mo gave up another hit and it was at 3 or 4 runs, then take out the while flag.

          • Jose

            Mo had faced six batters. He had his chance. I would rather Girardi take him out of the game earlier rather than later.

            I still believe Girardi has to take out Mo in that situation. Mo said in the post game that the manager “wanted him for tomorrow”. If he leaves him in maybe he isn’t available in a close game tomorrow. If that happened people would be complaining about why Mo wasn’t available.

            • NHYankee62

              Mo >>>>>Coke.

              I’d rather still have a shot at winning the game in the bottom of the 9th.

              I will say though that since CC was at only 101 pitches and rolling along, that he should’ve started the 9th.

    • yankees=warriors

      I don’t blame Joe at all. This game is all on Mo.

      • NHYankee62

        Really. It’s ok for CC to give the lead right back with the 3 run bomb?

        Not exactly his best start of the season. Yes, he rebounded by giving us 8 innings, but surely he can’t get a pass?

        • yankees=warriors

          Ah, you’re right.
          Tend to forget what happened earlier when the team is able to tie the score. Sabathia was disappointing as well.

          So the game is on CC and Mo. We were betrayed by our 2 most trusted pitchers!

          • NHYankee62

            So what do you want to do; take them out and shoot them??

            The game is on everyone, as a team. It happens.

  • Frank

    Rays make 4 errors and Yanks can’t take advantage, They only had 2 hits through the 7th. And Coke has gone flat really quick. Yes, Mo didn’t have it today, but when he gets pulled it’s only 6-5 and 2 out. Coke comes in to face Crawford- he needs to get him there if he wants to stick around. Instead, he gives up the hit, the 7th run and then 2 more. This BP has to be a real concern now.

    • Zack

      dont blame Coke, its ok to blame Mariano when he blows the game

      • Frank

        I know Mo didn’t have it. But Coke faced 4 batters before he could get the third out. He’s got to do better than that if wants to stick.

        • Zack

          Coke faced 2 batters

  • Dorian

    ANYONE WHO CRITICIZES THIS TEAM TODAY IS A MORON!!!! THEY PLAYED AWFUL TODAY, HAD THEIR BACK BROKEN NOT ONCE BUT TWICE. ONCE WITH THEIR STUD ACE ON THE MOUND AND ONCE WITH THE BEST CLOSER IN THE GAME ON THE MOUND GIVIN UP 4 RUNS AND THEY STILL, STILL, BROUGHT THE TYING RUN TO THE PLATE. DON’T BE LIKE FRANCESA.

    SINCERELY,
    MY RANT

  • alan

    Shit, this must be the worst game of the year, no?
    What a meltdown by Rivera. Poor Girardi, close to no one he can trust in the bullpen.

    They could have win it with the bats though, and they had a good chance. Since all the fielders were guarding against extra base hits, Posada and Cano should have tried to hit singles! But of course, they all wanted to be heroes and hit HRs.

    Well, tomorrow is a new day/game. Hope we have a good lead early on and that Joba’s 1st inning problems doesn’t show again.

    • Drew

      No, not the worst. Just another L, what can ya do…

    • Tom Zig

      I would say the 22 – about 4 loss was the worst

      We were really bad defensively though

    • YankeeScribe

      I’d say the loss against Boston after we led by 6 runs was the worse of the season

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

      Since all the fielders were guarding against extra base hits, Posada and Cano should have tried to hit singles! But of course, they all wanted to be heroes and hit HRs.

      Batshit insane. Cano and Posada weren’t trying to hit singles or trying to hit homers. They were trying to hit the ball hard. THAT’S ALL YOU EVER DO; TRY TO HIT THE BALL HARD.

  • Drew

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/06/game-55-spillover-thread-12789/#comment-418115
    Apparently Mo felt the same way. He just said I’m not out there to IBB guys, it was Joe’s decision not mine.
    Doesn’t matter now, I just don’t understand the logic, Mo>>>>Hitters.

    • Rob H.

      Mo can say whatever he wants but he shouldn’t be throwing Joe under the bus. He still couldn’t get 3 outs when he needed too. He needs to acknowledge that he blew it and not put it off on someone else. So he was told to walk the guy, then go out there and get the next batter.

  • stuart

    the logic is longoria is great. upton is hot but he is not great.

    simple.

    the 2nd guesses are comical.. longoria leads the majors in rbi’s, upton has about 30 or less…

    why do people 2nd guess a manager when the players win or loss the game???keep mo in and he can’t pitch sunday because he threw to many pitches….

    keep CC in and he gives up a leadoff jack and you are all whining why no mo…………….

    • Tom Zig

      It just goes to show how awesome a hitter Longoria is. Tip your cap to him that he is one of the very few (31) to be intentionally walked by Mo.

  • stuart

    Mo did not throw Girardi under the bus. If you take his comments in context and demeanor who was basically saying I am confident I never want to IBB anyone ever.

    that is what you would expect him to say, the NY media just needs or wants to stir things up.

    It was totally harmless comments. The bottom line is the pitchers gave up a ton of runs today; dillow, zobrist, and aybar killed them. the bats did not come thru enough and they lost.

    matsui had a big AB and he blew it and Cano almost never comes thru…

  • Arod, all the time

    If Joba was relieving instead of being overmatched as a starter, today would not have happened, sorry to say. Also looks like Rivera is cooked, which is a shame. I always liked that guy.

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

      Wait, what? That’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever read. Joba’s 3.71 ERA would be the best in Boston’s rotation by over a quarter of a run, so he’s hardly overmatched.

    • donttradecano

      Right. Because they would have went to Joba over mo.

    • Tom Zig

      Silly Sox fan. Remember kiddies, crack is wack

      • Joe D.

        BoSox boy is just jealous that the Yankees aren’t keeping one of their top-three starters jammed in the minors.
        Buchholz >>> Penny/Wakefield/Matsuzaka.
        But, hey, why bother putting your best team on the field in what promises to be a tight 3-way race?

        God, I hope the Sox miss the playoffs by a single game.