Game 55: The Big Thing vs. The Next Big Thing

2009 Draft: BA's Mock Draft v3.0
Game 55 Spillover Thread

So we’ve got ourselves a nice little pitching matchup today. CC Sabathia takes the hill for the Bombers, and has a 2.08 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP in his last five starts, averaging more than 7.2 IP per start. He’s held opponents to a Nick Punto-esque .501 OPS during that stretch. I guess the central idea, the main theme of this paragraph is that CC has been really, really good of late.

He’ll be opposed by the wunderkind David Price, who in two starts and nine innings this year has struck out 17 batters. The problem is that with high strikeout totals comes high pitch counts, and Price has reached the century mark at, or before the fifth inning in both of his starts. The Yankees lead the AL with a .358 team OBP, so the Rays bullpen could be in for a long day. Of course, with a pitcher like Price it could be the Yankees who are in for a long day.

Here’s the starting nine:

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Posada, DH
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Melky, CF
Cervelli, C

And on the mound, CC Sabathia.

2009 Draft: BA's Mock Draft v3.0
Game 55 Spillover Thread
  • e mills

    So I guess it would be safe to say, CC prefers (demands) to pitch to Cervelli

    • V

      Or Girardi is giving Matsui a day off against a very tough lefty (who can throw 98!), and wants a catcher who is more likely to slow down the Rays’ running game.

      • e mills

        ok, well we’ll see how it all plays out

        • whozat

          How will we “see”?

          If CC has a good game, you’ll assume that it’s because he “hated” pitching to Posada? Couldn’t have anything to do with CC being a great pitcher? Nah.

          CC demanding to throw to Cervelli in a closed-door is more likely than Matsui sitting against a lefty? Come on.

          • e mills

            what? Didn’t say anything about him having a good game b/c he was pitching to Cervelli. However, he was pitching to Molina even before Posada went down, so over the course of the season we will “see” as you put it

            • whozat

              _You_ are the one who said we’ll “see how it all plays out”.

              What is it that you mean? You’re clearly asserting that Posada “hurts the team” by calling a poor game and/or being a poor receiver. As the season progresses, what will you take as evidence against this hypothesis?

              • e mills

                I think you’re reading way too much into it. Certainly one can like at catcher’s ERA, but I don’t necessarily see where you are coming from assuming that I’m asserting Posada hurts that team

    • DocBooch

      I think it has more to do with the fact that Jorge can’t catch every day and CC feels comfortable with the kid. Jorge caught every game for CC before he got hurt

      • e mills

        that’ll happen when every start between May 8 and May 24 he throws to Cervelli

        • DocBooch

          Yeah, but it hardly means he “demands” Cervelli.

          • e mills

            I was just agreeing that they’ve built up a good rapport. But even before Posada got hurt he was pitching to Molina a couple games as well

            • DocBooch

              They really hit it off that first game in Baltimore. CC seems to have the patience for kids and he loves his spunk.

              I was hoping you weren’t insuating that Posada can’t call a game. There’s a lot of that going around the internet

        • kSturnz

          i think it is more of giving a day off (or two) against price

          • kSturnz

            perdoname, Matsui getting the start off

  • Zack

    Longoria isnt in the line up either

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I get to watch Dewayne Statts and Kevin Kennedy. What a special treat! Similar to old sea urchin.

    • NHYankee62

      You should feel so lucky! In NH I’m forced to listen on the radio even though I have the MLB Extra Innings!

      Every game from 1-7pm is blacked out. Never mind that the Fox game is at 4 and we’re playing now!

      Arrogant bastards! Thanks Fox! Thanks MLB for agreeing to fuck over your most loyal fans.

      So yeah, I’d give my right nut to be able to watch the game with Statts and Kennedy! :)

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Whereabouts in New Hampshire are you from? I was born in Keene, but I was raised here in Florida.

        • NHYankee62

          Rochester.

          It’s not too bad up here, if you can deal with all the Sox fans.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            My cousin got married in Rochester. Reception was at the Rochester Country Club.
            I like Portsmouth alot. I could live there as long as I didn’t have to talk sports with anyone.

    • DocBooch

      I’m just glad Staats doesn’t do the Yankees games anymore. I’d rather watch paint dry

  • yankees=warriors

    Is there a particular reason why they can’t play 2 today?

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

      Because they said so.

      • yankees=warriors

        That sucks, because it seems these postponed games are piling up!
        Don’t want them to lose more energy in September…

        • V

          Hopefully they have a nice 10 game lead and can just play September callups when the main guys need rest.

          • yankees=warriors

            Yup, I miss those days when September was all easy like just another spring training, and we get to check out the prospects.

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

              You won’t have to wait much longer. We’re going to have that September this year. Because we’ll have a nice fat 10 game lead.

              Booyah.

    • DocBooch

      Sure, MONEY

  • JobaWockeeZ

    DAVID CONE! A sane person! Thank you Mo!

  • http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?r1fb85138&refid=7 Jamal G

    How can you not love this pitching matchup?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Jamal, do you speak fluent Spanish? I only ask because I saw a youtube video of some of the DSL Yankees playing an intrasquad game, and it looked pretty cool. Another one was the team at the complex dancing with each other. Apparently girls are restricted from the camps. At least hopefully. Not that there is anything wrong with it.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    With all the injuries the Rays line up is really terrible these days

  • DocBooch

    Hopefully CC can teach Price what it is to be efficient and go deep while not giving up any runs…and that Price isn’t paying attention ;)

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    History made!

  • NHYankee62

    How did CC look?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Easy as pie for him. Throwing well.

    • Zack

      good. 1 fly ball to LF. 1 short bloop to LF that Damon ran in for. 1 soft line drive to LF.

      • NHYankee62

        Excellent. I was actually lucky enough to just find an online broadcast… good to go for now!

  • Jay

    Whats going on everybody..

  • dkidd

    this should be a fun game

    let’s keep winning series

  • AndrewYF

    Um, I made a pact with the Baseball Gods that if Price locked down the save in Game 7 of the ALCS, he can dominate the Yankees whenever he wants.

    Sorry.

    • dkidd

      worth it

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

      SO IT’S YOUR FAULT!!!!

    • V

      Well, he is on my fantasy team, so I’m OK with him dominating for 5 innings before their pen gives up 50 runs.

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

      I made a pact with the Baseball Gods that if they let you off the hook for your pact Price can dominate the Red Sox whenever he likes.

  • V

    They’re going up there trying to make him work. 15 pitches without a baserunner.

    • V

      16, sorry.

  • yankees=warriors

    A lot of people not being able to watch the game?

    • Bob Stone

      Why?

      • yankees=warriors

        Nah, just wondering if it’s worth posting the link that can help them…

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

          As long as the link is not to an unauthorized rebroadcast, go for it.

          • yankees=warriors

            Looks like someone beat me to it!

  • John

    We’ll get em!

  • dkidd

    just looked up yogi berra. the most he struck out in a season was 38. 38!

    • Bob Stone

      In 1950 with 151 games played Yogi struck out only 12 times. He was a great contact hitter and an unbelievable clutch hitter

  • Matt-Pitt

    CC lookin’ good so far. Keep mowin’ em down.

  • John

    Thank Mo CC is a lefty. I don’t like Pena hitting it to right.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Ump’s zone is a bit small.

  • Matt-Pitt

    WOW… 2 of those looked like strikes.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    That was supposed to be strike 3 according to gameday.

    • Matt-Pitt

      It was. CC had 2 calls, not exactly questionable, that should have been strikes.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah but good thing it didn’t hurt.

      • Jay

        Pitching into a shoebox…
        If it goes both ways, Price won’t get past the 5th

        • John

          hopefully he’s consistent and doesn’t help Price

  • DocBooch

    What does CC have to throw it down the middle to be a strike?

  • NHYankee62

    Edited by RAB. Please see Commenting Guideline #3.

    • e mills

      or just purchase mlb.tv

      • NHYankee62

        They will still black it out every Saturday… because of the Fox broadcasts.

        Even though I paid $190 for Extra Innings, they black out the Saturday games too. Despite the Yankees game being at 1pm and the Fox game not until 4pm.

        Why should I not be allowed to watch when I’m paying $190 to do so? MLB could care less about it’s fans!

        I understand you guys are affiliated with the Yes network so you can’t allow these links, but you have to realize how unfair it is to screw fans out of markets like this.

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

          you have to realize how unfair it is to screw fans out of markets like this.

          I see… I see, your future! It’s… a cab ride!

          Move out of the sticks, fellas.

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

      Commenting Guideline #3:

      Do not post links to or make mention of any unauthorized retransmissions of Major League Baseball game telecasts. These comments will be removed.

    • Bob Stone

      Does ustream broadcast all games for free??

      • John

        nope and that link will stop working after a while. MLB is strict.

    • Chip

      Thanks man!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Big DP… Nice work CC.

    Hopefully this blue starts calling strikes that are clearly in the zone.

  • Nickel

    Pitcher’s best friend.

  • John

    Whew…nice DP

  • dkidd

    navarro taking pity on the team that drafted him

  • Ivan

    Navarro sucks really bad rite now.

  • Zack

    SEE YA!

  • Matt-Pitt

    A Rodddddd

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s fucking boo A-Rod idiots.

    • Zack

      booooooooo

  • Mike Pop

    A-Rod!

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

    Boo that, bitches.

    • Jay

      IETC

  • John

    See ya A-bomb!

  • dkidd

    unclutch

  • Jay

    The wall <3 A-Rod…

    • kSturnz

      who doesn’t?

      • Jay

        You obviously haven’t heard of his unclutchness, or the fans..

        I don’t like Arod.

        Boo Arod.

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

          You in here for Marijuana?

          BOOO THIS MAN!!!!!

          • Jay

            What do you thing Arod would do for Boli???

            Bob Saget levels?

            Too soon?

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

              Have you ever watched “Half Baked” on free TV, censored to meet FCC regulations? It’s hilarious how they chose to clean it up.

              Saget: “I used to suck FEET for cocaine. You ever suck FEET for marijuana?”

              ———-

              Kenny: “Anything else?”
              Thurgood: “Yeah, lemme get a box of condoms, and… what’s that stuff? Man, we used to eat it all the time back in the day– PUDDING, that’s it.”

              • Jay

                Haha….No I haven’t…I’m actually trying to figure out if I’ve ever seen it sober…

                Oh dip…

  • Sam

    Too bad it doesn’t count because it wasn’t hit after the 7th inning

  • e mills

    he said screw you Pete Abe for discussing my lack of HR production as of late

  • DocBooch

    Alex Rodriguez welcomes you to Yankees Stadium, MR Price

  • John

    That HR was legit BTW, not a cheaoo

    • John

      *cheapo

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

    Nail Krzyzewski > David Price

    • Jay

      well done.

  • dkidd

    lol at eiland and harkey

    • yankees=warriors

      Yup, exploiting the bullpen phone.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Really nice to see A-Rod going more right center with that one.

  • Ivan

    A-Rod just gave a big middle finger wit dat homer.

  • whozat

    Fooled on a slider

  • kSturnz

    goin to garza-chamberlain manana; stoked for that matchup

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

      Too bad only one of those guys is a starting pitcher.

      /Francesa’d

      • yankees=warriors

        Speaking of Francesa, the guys’s really ridiculous!
        I saw that episode where he was arguing with a caller about the Joba issue, AGAIN, and he totally lost it. Even the yesnetwork people were calling him “crazy”.

        • Jay

          YES network people and Mike Francesa and that caller…

          All Pansies!

          /ironhorse’d

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

            (golf clap)

            I wonder if IronHorse has any clue we’ve turned him into a meme of pathetic troglodytic homophobia? I mean, he’s probably lurking on here somewhere, reading our jabs and letting his rage increase…

            • Jay

              I like to think he’s in the woods…burning rainbow flags…

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

              Do you really think Ironhorse cares what a bunch of fairies think of him?

              • Jay

                Fags…
                Get it right…

                And good point.

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

                Touché.

                (And yes, I just used a french word with a diacritical mark because I’m a big homo-queer.)

              • Jay

                Has my right ear piercing been done in vain?

  • DocBooch

    So, if ARod’s swing is right when he is going to right center, that was a very, very good sign

    • John

      Yep, when his swing is right, he is best hitting it to right-center. He is freakishly strong so a little flip of the bat=HR

  • kSturnz

    nice, price wouldn’t let swisher time the fastball until called strike 3

    • DocBooch

      Thats the drawback of trying to see a lot of pitches. He set him up like a rack of bowling pins.

  • dkidd

    foxwoods >>>>> muh muh muh my mohegan

    • DocBooch

      Foxwoods = players

      Mohegan = tourists

    • Nickel

      I’m not ashamed to say I miss the Foxwoods song.

      • dkidd

        the wonder of it all

  • Zack

    love one pitch outs

  • NHYankee62

    Nice pitch.

  • whozat

    CC looks like he’s wearing parachute pants out there.

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

      He is from Oakland, after all.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c4L4CPfQY8

      • Jay

        Wow brah….Kay called for MC Hammer….Everyone to the link.

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

          I know.

          He’s stealing my material.

          He wasn’t clever enough to work in the Vallejo connection, though.

          Me: 1
          Michael Kay: 0

          • Jay

            I’ll give you that one….

            But if Kay uses the line “meme of pathetic troglodytic homophobia” while talking about a stupid fan…

            You’re done.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Very nice, CC.

  • Sam

    CC with just 31 pitches through 3

    • John

      but he gave up a hit and walk so…BUST!

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

    ARod smiling as he ran off the field after that play was so bush league.

    He has murdered baseball integrity.

    Sincerely,
    Jayson Stark

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He just does not have grit unlike Jonathan Papelbon.

      • whozat

        It’s so great to see these guys that have real passion for the game.

        But Joba Chamberlain is a hot-dog and mocks the game with his fist pumping.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Joba Chamberlain is a Yankee and therefore only plays for the money.

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

            Half true.

            He plays half for the money and the other half is to tarnish the great grand legacy of the game with his unprofessional antics and bush league antics. If Joba Chamberlain had the chance, he’d go dig up Grover Cleveland Alexander’s grave so he could kill him again.

  • Chip

    This looks like a complete game shutout for CC, he’s so on

    • Sam

      He’d look great pitching the 8th

      • JobaWockeeZ

        wait a minute CC SABATHIA IS A STARTING PITCHER!!11!

    • Matt-Pitt

      Do you really have to go and say that?

      • Jay

        ATROCIOUS!

  • Bob Stone

    Right now Price is on a pace to make it through six immings if he has a 100 pitch count limit. The Yanks have to work the count a little better and get him out in the fourth or fifth

    • whozat

      There have been some 6-8 pitch ABs…they need to get on base if they want to drive his pitch count up!

      • Bob Stone

        There you go – a walk. That’s working the count and getting on base!

        • whozat

          True!

          Seems like Price has kinda lost the strike zone. He’s so inefficient.

  • Bob Stone

    Nice hustle

  • yankees=warriors

    LOL, nice, Cap!

  • Sam

    Did Kay just call Cone “Dave Blutarsky” ?

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

      Kay: This game’s over.
      Cone: OVER!??!? Did you say OVER?!?!?! Nothing is over until WE DECIDE IT IS!!!!

      Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?!??!?!

      • dkidd

        forget it. he’s on a roll.

      • Sam

        Next time Kay screws up we need to drive an RAB-themed float through the broadcast booth

  • Matt-Pitt

    Alright Damon, little basehit here.

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

    Derek Jeter > Dioner Navarro

    • Jay

      right

  • Jay

    Wow these two are out there about the Texas kid…

    The kid stated, “I’m graduating, I’ll never pitch again, just throw me til my arm falls off.”

    • Zack

      Is he not getting drafted? Dont know what type of prospect he is

      • whozat

        I assume he meant that he doesn’t intend to go pro.

        And hell…if TODAY is the culmination of your baseball career, and you know it…why not?

        • Zack

          I agree. Even if he is going to get drafted, sorry but his loyalty is to that team and his teammates, not a team that may or may not pick him.

          • whozat

            No, that I disagree with.

            Loyalty is one thing. It doesn’t mean that you sacrifice your future for your baseball team.

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

      The kid that said that is a different kid than the one they’re talking about. Austin Wood, the kid from Texas, will get drafted, probably 5th-10th round somewhere.

      • zs190

        really? BP guy thinks nobody on Texas is getting drafted before 10th and I think I read one of the prospect guys(Callis, Goldstein or KLaw) that said he is a very fringy prospect with good command but lackluster stuff.

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

          He’s a nice senior sign for someone, he’ll get popped before the tenth in a cost saving move, so it could be by one of the teams with multiple first rounders. Of the course an injury could change that.

        • whozat

          So…Mike would still be right, having said 5th-10th round. Some team could easily reach for a high-probability low-upside pitcher, even if he is more of a 10th round talent.

      • Jay

        Ahhh, so I’m the one way out there. Shit.

  • Zack

    BB, steal, to 3rd on the error

    we are so good at small ball

  • whozat

    The Yankees are such a plodding team. So station-to-station.

  • Jake H

    why can’t the game be on MLB extra innings?

    • DocBooch

      It’s blacked out in the tri-state area where YES is available. Price you pay for your team to have it’s own network…who says there’s no monopolies in america?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice at bat, Damon. Always nice to see a walk after falling behind 0-2.

    Make em’ pay, Teix.

  • Nickel

    All about the second time through the order. :-)

  • Bob Stone

    That pitch was low

  • zs190

    So Price never really got his changeup together in the minors? Seems like all 4 seamer/slider.

    • Zack

      6 FB to melky, 2 FB to cervelli, 4 FB to jeter, 5 FB 1 slider to damon, 4 slider 1FB to tex

      so yeah great variety

  • Clayton

    Mike,

    Over at minorleagueball, in the mock draft the Yanks picked up Hobgood. What do you think are the odds of that happening in real life?

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

      It’s possible, he’s a late first round guy on talent, but will probably get drafted a bit earlier.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Damn. Alright, CC. Do what you do.

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

    Tex gets a pass for grounding out with a runners on the corner with two outs, but A-Rod would have gotten booed for not hitting a five run homer.

    • Zack

      finally you realize how the world goes

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

      Derek Jeter has failed in the clutch numerous times in his life.

      Yeah, I said it.

  • DocBooch

    I’ll take 55 pitches through 3….wearing him down

    • Bob Stone

      Not bad – That’ll get Price out after 5 and half innings with a 100 pitch count

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice snag, Cap’n.

  • Sam

    Worst shortstop in baseball

  • yankees=warriors

    This is something Pena will actually have to learn from Jeter, LOL.

  • AndrewYF

    That’s a team leader, letting A-Rod up his fielding stats.

  • John

    A-rod is doing a lot of smiling today. First he hits his glove after Jeter’s catch and then smiles after he makes that last play. What a phony!

  • John

    Pena got fooled badly on that 2-1

  • Jake H

    C.C looks like he is being squeezed by the ump.

    • Matt-Pitt

      He has been. Blue’s zone is fairly small today, but he is calling a small one both ways. I’ve seen some pitches that Price should have got too.

    • Bob Stone

      If not squeezed, he’s definitely not getting the close calls

  • dkidd

    never heard robbie raise his voice before

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

    Man, I remember two years it seemed that whenever BJ Upton and Carlos Pena came up, they either hit a homer or ripped something off the wall.

    • Jay

      I once saw Upton make a ball explode.

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

        Nick Swisher once made a ball explode… with his mind.

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

          Mind bullets?

          • Jay

            With karate Mike. Karate.

            • Some call me…tim

              No, no sir, that was Chuck Norris.

              NICK SWISHER did it with the power of positive thinking.

          • whozat

            That’s telekinesis, kyle!!

    • zs190

      Think BJ is still hurt? those numbers are dare I say, Papi-esque?

  • dkidd

    come on alex

    school this youngster

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice at bat, Tits.

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

      Nickel for every time I’ve said that!

      • Matt-Pitt

        Yea? What if you had a nickel for everytime you said that?

        /Family Guy’d

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

          Luke Skywalker: THEY’RE COMING TOO FAST!
          Han Solo: …nickel for every time i’ve had that problem JUST KEEP SHOOTIN’ LUKE!

      • Nickel

        What can I do for you?

  • Sam

    Take the damn bat off your shoulders. Booooooo

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

    Frankly, B.J. Upton’s 2009 line of .218/.314/.325 (67+) is way more surprising than David Ortiz’s .188/.281/.288 (46+).

  • Chip

    You know what I love about A-Rod? No body armor, takes his walk and just jogs down to first. You don’t see that much anymore

  • John

    Nice 7 pitch AB

    • Nickel

      Meh…he stinks. He shoulda fouled off about 10 more pitches before drawing the walk.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Now THAT is good to see from A-Rod.

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

    A-Rod steals a base? Guess the hip is feelin’ good.

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

    Alex Rodriguez > Dioner Navarro

  • Chip

    Well so much for his hip feeling bad

  • dkidd

    hip hip hooray

  • John

    A SB for Alex?!

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

      A STOLEN-BASE-BOMB! FOR STOLEN-BASE-ROD!

      • John

        haha good one

  • yankees=warriors

    Wow, the 2nd time in one game?
    And we thought Posada has a bad arm!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah I think I’d rather have Kevin Cash than Navarro.

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

        Easy, killer.

  • dkidd

    another nice at-bat

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Good Job Cano and A-Rod.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Robbed a hit from Cano. Good thing he bobbled the ball. Nice read from A-Rod though.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Maybe he didn’t bobble. Thought he did.

  • Nickel

    Boy…I thought A-Rod would have been dead at home.

  • yankees=warriors

    What’s with the Rays defense today?
    Simply terrible!
    All the better for us though.

  • manimal

    So is that run earned or un earned?

    • Chip

      Unearned

  • Bob Stone

    Big mistake by Aybar – He would hsve nailed A-Rod at home if he threw there. thank you Jays.

    • Chip

      Agreed, he was meat. Must not have had a good grip on the ball

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

    Alex Rodriguez does all the little (and big) things you need to win a ballgame.

    Sincerely,
    The Bizarro Mainstream Media

  • JobaWockeeZ

    So where is Charlie booing A-Rod that he didn’t hit 2 HR’s in a row?

  • Jersey

    77 pitches through four. To date, that’s actually efficient for Price, right?

    • Bob Stone

      Yes – it is

  • Matt-Pitt

    Fcuk me… Hanging slider.

  • Chip

    Well, he sure hung that one

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

      That’s what SHE said!

  • dkidd

    zobrist can play

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

    Unfortunately for us, Ben Zobrist is currently hotter than Roger Clemens’ balls.

    • yankees=warriors

      Yup, but Michael Kay should stop with the “Super utility player”. L.A.M.E!

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

        True.

        There’s only one player in baseball who gets the “super” in front of his title:

        SuperCaptain Jason Andrew Varitek.

        • yankees=warriors

          LOL!

  • yankees=warriors

    Thank God for that A-Rod generated run!

  • John

    Angel Berroa OPS+ -29

    Ewww

    • Some call me…tim

      …how can that be negative?!

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

        Because it’s an intensity stat, not a counting one.

        OPS+ has no upper or lower limit.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Awful awful D by Damon

  • Sam

    That was unbelievably ugly

  • AndrewYF

    Wow, what a fuckup.

  • dkidd

    little league

  • John

    Wow that was bad

  • Stryker

    wowwww that was sloppy.

  • Drew

    Fuckin bad news bears. Wtf is this shit.

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

    Holy crap.

    What’s the over/under on horrible throws made by both teams today? 5.5? I may take the over.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Great call, I’ll take the over, too.

  • Jay

    Might be the furthest I’ve ever seen Damon throw a ball.

  • V

    Way to turn a routine single into a triple, boys!

  • Jersey

    Strike out the side, big guy!

  • John

    1-2 HR and then sloppy D…damn

  • yankees=warriors

    So much for what I just said…

  • Jersey

    NO. I said strike out the side.

  • Chip

    Good thing we’re setting up Price to make an early exit

  • Drew

    It’s alright. Melky’s got this.

    • yankees=warriors

      Hey, you called it!

    • Matt-Pitt

      Yes, Melky got this.

  • manimal

    What happened? Gameday wasn’t specific enough.

    • Chip

      Single down the line that hit off of third an bounce over A-Rod, Damon air mailed it over second then Swisher slid to pick it up and missed. Just plain ugly

      • whozat

        Yeah, but Swish wasn’t going to get him at 3rd anyway. That was all on Damon. Maybe it slipped, I dunno, but he just airmailed that.

    • Drew

      Off the third base bag, off the side wall to damon. Air mail second. All the way to the other side wall.

  • Drew

    Emotion on the mound? Bushleague. He’s got to grow up.
    /Francessa’d

  • dkidd

    lets get price out and start romping

    • Chip

      I’d be ok if we just started romping on Price

      • dkidd

        as long as romping takes place, i’m good either way

  • John

    How was that 2nd run an ER?

    • Chip

      It wasn’t

      • Jay

        Man I thought the same thing, even to the point I went a reread the rule…cause until a moment ago ESPN had it earned…

  • whozat

    How is CC’s run earned? That was a two-base error.

    • Jersey

      Unearned. It just changed on Gameday.

      • whozat

        ah, that makes way more sense.

  • manimal

    So much for that Errorless streak. We’ve had like 5 errors since.

  • Drew
  • Chip

    I think that’s the first time they’ve swung at the first pitch. Cervelli bunt?

    • Drew

      Wasn’t Al’s hr first pitch?

      • Bob Stone

        Yes – It was

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Who said that Melky was done?

  • John

    Aite Melky!

  • e mills
  • dkidd

    caliente leche

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

    2009 Melky Cabrera is seriously a changed friggin man.

    It must be the #53.

  • whozat

    Does Melky always run like a gremlin, or does he have a hitch in his giddyup?

    • Jay

      Mary Cary will do that to ya.

    • Drew

      lol, that’s how he does it. No hitch.

  • Chip

    Love it, even on the bunt he had to throw three pitches

  • NHYankee62

    THat’s what every player should be able to do. Nice bunt.

    • whozat

      Certainly every bench player.

      • NHYankee62

        It’s a fundamental skill. Every player should be able to sucessfully bunt after spring training.

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

          I’m fine with ARod and Tex never learning how to bunt, because there’s never a situation I can see where either of them bunting is a good idea.

  • Chip

    Suicide squeeze

    • whozat

      With two strikes. THEY’LL NEVER SEE IT COMING!!!

      • Chip

        Certainly more ballsy than the steal of home

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LOL you can’t do our snap throw.

  • Chip

    Wow, bad day for the rays defense

  • Sam

    Rough day for Navarro

  • Drew

    Oh no Melky! not the face!!!!

    • Drew

      So dick… lol Cano there laughin

  • Matt-Pitt

    Navarro, thank you.

  • NHYankee62

    Way to take one for the team Melky!

  • whozat

    Um…good??

  • NHYankee62

    And of course.. my boy Jeter only strikes out after the run scores….. Jeter wouldn’t have done that if Melky was still at 3rd. :)

  • Jersey

    I assume that’s another unearned run on the day?

  • Chip

    You know I hate to see innings end but I love knowing that we get Tex, A-Rod and Posada up next inning

  • John

    Price probably comes out for another one, right?

    • Jay

      Yeah

    • Bob Stone

      It looks that way – 92 pitches through 5 innings

  • John

    How is it possible for OPS+ to be negative? (I’m asking because Berroa’s is -29)

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

        oh ok…missed that comment before

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

          Technically, they do have upper and lower limits, but they’re so high (and low) that they’re irrelevant.

          I mean, if everybody in the league hit homers on every plate appearance and you made outs on every plate appearance, you’d have a .000 OPS and the league baseline would be 5.000, so technically, the lowest possible OPS+ would be -5000.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Don’t like that walk. Come on CC.

  • V

    So, 3-2 ballgame, and each pitcher only has 1 ER?

    I have both pitchers on my fantasy teams, heh.

    • V

      I forgot to knock on wood :-(

  • John

    Cmon CC settle down

  • Matt-Pitt

    Wow… Awesome.

  • Chip

    Didn’t see that one coming

  • yankees=warriors

    What the?! That got out of hand in a hurry…

  • manimal

    fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • John

    FUCK

  • dkidd

    guessed change up

  • V

    Wow.

  • NHYankee62

    unFUCKINGbelievable….. CC was off for the last inning too…. get out of this fucking inning and hold them there….

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

    Baseball is a cruel bitch of a game.

    • Jay

      You ain’t lyin’

  • EvoLuTioN

    ouch :(

  • EvoLuTioN

    Price is at 92 pitches, he won’t be in here much longer.

    Now lets hope those soft tossing arms in the rays bullpen don’t demolish us

  • Drew

    C’mon Carsten Charles.

  • dkidd

    unlike the last few years, i still feel confident we’re gonna win this game

    • yankees=warriors

      Never more true.

  • EvoLuTioN

    choate is not the closer Kay, just because he’s had a few saves does not make him a closer :lol:

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

      While Percival and Isringhausen are MIA, Joe Maddon has been using Choate as his closer.

      It’s sad but it’s true.

    • V

      Agreed – his saves are of the get 1 lefty out variety.

  • John

    that was a BS HBP

    • Chip

      Eh, it worked out fine

  • Drew

    Cervelli leading off then the top of the order. We’ve got to be due for a big inning soon.

    • Matt-Pitt

      Actually, Tex is leading off.

      • Drew

        ohh my bad, I looked at AB’s, forgot about the sac.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Come on offense. Get this one back.

  • NHYankee62

    Get into the Drays pen, have CC get through 7.

    Yankees win this game.

    • Drew

      7? he’s got 8 or 9.

  • EvoLuTioN

    lets get price out of this game boys, and not because of pitch count

    lets mash!

  • John

    cmon offense

  • Nickel

    Alright…this game is so not over…and I want to see someone get hit with a pie.

  • Chip

    So even though there hasn’t been anything close to a cheap homerun in this game, how much you want to bet Sportcenter brings up TEH BANDBOX!!!

  • Tampa Yankee

    81 pitches through 6 but CC has struggled, depending on how the 7th goes, how far do you let him go?

    • EvoLuTioN

      FAR.

      I don’t trust the pen

    • Drew

      the 7th will go fine and he’ll be out for the 8th.

  • EvoLuTioN

    Tex and Arod must get on base here

  • Matt-Pitt

    2-0 count, fastball down the middle, gotta hit those.

    • John

      yea they do

  • Matt-Pitt

    Way to get on base, Tits. Gotta make him pay here.

  • EvoLuTioN

    lets go posada

  • dkidd

    come on jorge!

  • John

    damnit JoPo

  • Bob Stone

    Price is at 102 pitches – Let’s knock him out!

    • Bob Stone

      There he goes

  • EvoLuTioN

    hopefully cano doesn’t take a meatball down the middle

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

    I smell a Swishahouse in our future.

  • Drew

    Take him out Hickey!

    • Drew

      or Maddon, watevs.

  • John

    hmmm that strike 1 to Cano seemed kinda like a ball but oh well, Cano still walks

  • EvoLuTioN

    sweet, taking out price :D
    swisher looked like crap against price

  • Matt-Pitt

    Swish has gotta drive in a run here.

  • Chip

    Yeah, bring in the righty so Swisher can pull one over the short porch

  • EvoLuTioN

    lets go SWISH!

  • NHYankee62

    Time to get a base knock here Swisher!

  • Bob Stone

    C’mon Yanks – Mash that bull pen!!

  • dkidd

    sorry, david. you’re not getting a w today