• Charlie

    i feel bad for the cubs… what the fuck were they thinking getting aaron heilman??

  • Charlie

    that was fuckin strike 3, goddamn this ump sucks

  • Baseballnation

    No that was strike three

  • Ivan

    iight, I think Hughes will pitch the 9th inning. I think.

    • Charlie

      hopefully mo will be…

  • Drew

    AH, my bad Zack. Lol i did read it just not twice. My beef was “we’re.” My mistake, I think you understand what I mean though.

  • dkidd

    pena scares me

  • John

    0-6 w/ RISP, we need to get on that

    • handtius

      we will.

  • Baseballnation

    Its prety interesting how Pena remains a significant contributor to the Rays numbers wise despite bad contact skils.

    • Baseballnation

      Skills*

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Anyone see what happened to Ellsbury?

    • Drew

      NO!? did he get hurt or something?

    • Ivan

      wat happen?

    • John

      i know he left the game

  • Charlie

    that was strike 3 again

  • Charlie

    aceves is like, fuck this ump, i’ll get em swinging

  • pc69

    1-2-3, and again 1-2-3…..This is not good. We need offense.

  • Hova

    A lot of people have left TB for dead (mainstream media). With all things considered (bad hitting, injuries and bullpen issues), they’ve done a pretty damn good job. Only 5 games out of first place and they give the Sux and Yankees problems.

  • Baseballnation

    Filthy

  • Jose

    Cruz a single shy of the cycle.

  • John

    Ace!

  • Charlie

    that’s nasty

  • Hova

    Mexican Gangster dealing.

    • handtius

      when does he not.

  • John

    i hate all these 2-0 and 3-1 outs

    • cjc

      bad baseball

    • handtius

      it happens.

  • cjc

    maybe before the games over this lineup might ya no wake up a bit wtf guys it just seems like the 5th inning killed them

  • Baseballnation

    Is that Edwin Jackson in Right Field for the Rays??? Psssshh

  • John Duci

    Im calling it now. Posada walk off 2-run homer.

    • Hova

      If we can get some men on base, the Melkman will deliver

  • Drew

    Can always count on JD.

    • John

      Clutchy McClutch

  • pc69

    finally, after 7 straight retired.

  • cjc

    tex message

    • handtius

      thank you john sterling.

  • cjc

    abomb than mo redemption

  • handtius

    Hopefully A-rod can do something with this.

  • ChrisS

    please no groundballs.

  • Drew

    Lol it’s funny watching Teix run.

  • Drew

    Come on Al! Let’s get one in baby!

  • Chip

    Let’s do this A-Rod

  • Ivan

    Lets go A-Rod.

  • Chip

    Come on A-Rod, sit fastball here

  • whozat

    That FB was the pitch to crush.

    • Drew

      or pop up

      • Drew

        oh, my bad, thought u meant the last one. I think u meant the swing and miss.

        • whozat

          Yeah. The fastball that he swung under.

      • whozat

        Um…ok. I mean, it wasn’t really that high at all. I’m glad he didn’t pop it up, but that was certainly a hittable pitch.

        • Drew

          Word, I’m just saying we don’t really want him to expand the zone. Take the BB, pass it on.

  • handtius

    This is cano’s kind of spot.

    • handtius

      he sees lefties well.

    • Tom

      If by that you mean a 1st pitch swinging ground ball to 2B you’d be correct.

      • handtius

        Wow. troll? or just a total pessimist?

      • handtius

        There goes your prediction.

  • Drew

    Great AB! Alright Robbie. Let’s work on the bases loaded average.

  • Chip

    Well, now we need Cano to come through. I’d be completely fine if he also walked though

  • John

    uh-oh Robbie with bases loaded…cmon just a single

  • whozat

    Wow, Padilla 7IP, 3ER on 99 pitches at the Sox.

  • pc69

    Every wonder why it is so hard for Yankee hitters to just hit a fly ball to score a run. Seems like everytime there is a runner at 3rd, the hitter has to get the “big” hit instead of just trying to score the run.

    Good AB by Cano… Now stay out of the DP…. take some pitches.

    • Chip

      I doubt they’re trying to get the “big” hit. You just try to put together a good at-bat and right now it’s not happening for them. Hopefully Cano can turn on one here

      • pc69

        I know you are correct and my statement is not true fact, but it is the perception that is occurs more often than not.

  • McCaff

    base hit to the left center gap, scores 2…

  • Ivan

    iight lets go Cano, give the yanks their first hit in RISP.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Sad to say, but it seems as though Alan Horne is officialy done
    1.0 6 8 7 2 1 1 11.15

    • handtius

      ouch

    • whozat

      That is too bad.

      Ah well, like Mike says…young pitchers do two things: walk people and get hurt.

  • cjc

    cano bases loasded don’t know if I can watch

  • cjc

    please please robbie just don’t make an out on ball 4

    • cjc

      thank you

  • handtius

    Can Cano walk with the bases loaded?

    • handtius

      HE CAN!@!!!!W!W!@!!!@!@!@!@!#!###!#!!!!!

  • TheLastClown

    Teh patience!

  • Drew

    ROBBIE CANO! WHADDYA KNOW

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Yeah, I would not have called that one.

  • Ivan

    Good AB Cano.

  • Chip

    Robbie with the clutch walk!

  • ChrisS

    Cano drawing a bases loaded walk is something I didn’t think I’d ever see.

    • John

      baseball’s awesome

    • whozat

      Seriously.

      I mean…that first pitch was totally a strike, but hey…I’ll take the break :-)

      Let’s go JORGE!!!

  • whozat

    Amazing.

  • pc69

    Robbie took a walk.. what is this world coming too!

  • handtius

    That was an amazing at bat by Cano.

  • Chip

    Flyball now ties this game. Let’s do it Posada!

  • Drew

    Tie it up JoPo! WOOHOO!

  • Chip

    YES!

  • cjc

    and have a boot

  • ChrisS

    Oh my goodness.

    Posada knocked the stuffing outta that one.

  • Ivan

    That’s a DP if that’s Longoria playing 3rd.

  • handtius

    Oh so nice…

  • pc69

    See…. speed kills. Posada’s blazing speed caused Aybar to rush…

    • pc69

      Again, Matsui sprinting down first, faster than Ichiro…. Speed is an excellent weapon.

  • Drew

    Crap, Mo probably isn’t avaiable?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Probably is, because Girardi was evil and pulled him and put in Coke. Idiot Girardi.

      • Drew

        yeah yeah yeah…

    • whozat

      He’s warming, and it’s the bottom of the order…

      Still, I’d like a hit from Swish.

  • whozat

    Longoria totally makes that play…thank Mo he’s on the bench :-)

  • handtius

    What the balls.

  • cjc

    an inning built on luck I’ll take it

    • handtius

      There’s a ton of luck involved in this game. I’ll take it every time.

  • Chip

    Awesome, flyball brings in the go ahead run. Time to get Mo up!

  • ChrisS

    groundzilla beat out a DP.

    He shoulda tossed the ball to SS and turned it instead of waiting to tag Posada.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    But…..but…….this game was over…,.

  • Ivan

    Got the lead baby.

  • Drew

    Matsui wasn’t running fast, but it looks like he was running freely. That’s an improvement.

  • dkidd

    insurance swish

  • Dave

    No one id rather see up here than swish

  • Drew

    Yes, I was worried Mo wasn’t available.

  • Chip

    Alright now that we have the lead, time for Swish to break it open.

    BTW, has anybody else noticed that we’ve done this without a hit w/ RISP? We’re still 0-8

    • handtius

      Doesn’t matter if they win. What if they get 3 homeruns with a guy on first in each and a triple with a guy on first? Those don’t count towards RISP, but it still gets it done.

  • whozat

    Thaaaaat was a strike.

    • whozat

      Ball 3, that is.

  • BigBlueAL

    Leave Aceves in the 9th!!!! LOL j/k

  • Drew

    That third pitch sure looked like a strike! lol I’ll take it.

  • Will

    Wow, these “ball” calls are terrible according to Gameday. Eh, I won’t complain.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      not according to my eyeballs

      • whozat

        Really? That third ball to Swish looked good to me on TV too.

  • Chip

    Finally, the Rays are the ones getting squeezed

  • Dave

    Jesus, Gameday has Balfour getting really squeezed hard.

    • Dave

      Howell that is

  • pc69

    Look who is up…. Yanks will win this one!!!!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Lets walk in another one Melky.

  • Ivan

    Melky GS here. Im callin it.

  • Drew

    Holy shit. No fucking way.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He didn’t go. That was horseshit.

  • dkidd

    starting today, yankees will be in first place for the rest of the season

    • cjc

      from your mouth to Mo’s ears

  • LiveFromNewYork

    That was crap.

  • pc69

    Shit. Would have liked two more just to give Mo a chance.

  • Chip

    Damn, well you can’t argue with three runs there!

  • V

    Wow, he wasn’t even CLOSE to swinging.

    • whozat

      Seriously. That’s kind of a bullshit way to end a rally.

      • V

        It was definitely a gift call, since the pitchers were getting squeezed (though, the strike zone has been small ALL game).

  • BigBlueAL

    Bottom 4 up for the Rays, but you have to assume Longoria pinch-hits for someone.

    • Chip

      I’ll bet they pitch to him today after all the reports yesterday

    • LiveFromNewYork

      and you assume Mo pitches to him.

  • John

    I’m not gonna lie, kinda nervous here for Mo

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Mo has ice water in his veins.

      • John

        yea, he’s the shit but he has me worried against these pesky rays

      • handtius

        And he can turn water into Old E.

  • Will

    Yanks better get this win, or else they cost me Garza’s fantasy win for nothing.

    • V

      That happened to me with Price yesterday, lol (he’s in my 20 team deep keeper league). And I had Sabathia in both of my 12 team rotos, heh.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Mo is good in saves. Yesterday was not a save.

    • V

      Mo is good when his velocity is at 92. Yesterday, it was at 89-90.

  • Chip

    I think it’s amusing how Mo has one bad appearance and suddenly everybody is worried about him. Watch him go 1-2-3 with a pair of strikeouts and shut the media up

    • Drew

      It is comical.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Exactly.

    • whozat

      It’s so irritating. Every hiccup is a HUGE news story.

      You think there’ll be any ESPN coverage of Matsuzaka’s shitty outing today? Nah, they’ll talk about how his 8K’s mean he’s rounding back into form, and ignore the 10 hits and 5ER in 5.2 innings.

      If Joba did that, all we’d hear about is how he needs to go back to the pen.

  • whozat

    Isn’t it kind of dumb to have a “player of the game” when the game is still hanging in the balance? If someone hits a game-winning HR here (or in the bottom of the ninth, if we get there)…wouldn’t that kind of obsolete the choice of Aceves?

    • cjc

      but but but what about the sponser

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It would suck is Ace was the losing pitcher. He smoked em.

    • whozat

      How would that be possible? Aceves didn’t give up any runs…

  • Steve O.

    No tie game, bring Mariano in.

  • BigBlueAL

    Here we go!!!

  • Chip

    Interesting question my buddy just asked me:

    What happens if Longoria comes up, hits one out but tweaks his hamstring on the swing and can’t jog around the bases?

    I remember seeing that happen in a softball game where the fielders actually carried the girl around otherwise a pinch runner would have been put on first. Anybody know?

    • whozat

      I know it’s happened, but I can’t remember what they did. I think they were allowed to pinch run for the guy.

      • Chip

        But I assume the pinch runner had to take over and stay at first right?

      • UWS

        The pinch-runner will run the bases, that’s what happened with Gabe Kapler a few years ago.

        • whozat

          Thaaaaat’s who it was. I knew I saw it.

  • Drew

    Mo, show everyone why I hated walking him yesterday!

  • dkidd

    total domination. forget about it.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Big win.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Mo says eat my shorts.

  • Will

    Oof, rough win warble there.

  • BigBlueAL

    Kinda an ugly win be we’ll take it every day!!! Back in 1st as long as Texas holds on.

  • Chip

    What a great win

  • Rey22

    So much for Mo being human.

  • handtius

    Oh my god, but we can’t beat the rays or the redsox!!!!>!!>!!!@11!!1!! We need to pack it up this year. WE SUCKSKSS1!!!!!111!!

    • John

      “WE SUCKSKSS1!!!!!111!!” the extra K and 2 extra S’s were a nice touch

  • Ivan

    Terrific Win by the yanks.

  • cjc

    and now we turn to tbs and cj wilson

  • John

    Mo hit 94!

  • Dave

    That was uge

  • Chip

    Woot, double play and now Ortiz up to end the game for Boston

    • CT Yankee

      CJ Wilson is one scary looking dude

      • bizarrojamie

        Really? I think he’s rather attractive.
        And the blue glove is just icing :)

  • TheLastClown

    Here we go CJ Wilson!

  • TheLastClown

    Back to first :)

  • handtius

    we’ll never leave 1st again.

  • Charlie

    Great win

  • Dave

    Good to see Swisher heating up again,

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Mo said he won’t say told ya so to Joe because he’s the manager. But he thought the suggestion by Kim Jones was pretty funny.

  • Dave

    Hah, and at the rate with which the yankees score runs in the 8th, Al aceves has a shot at 15 wins this year

    • Some call me…tim

      20 game winner HOF’er!

  • Drew

    First place, back where we belong. :)

  • Charlie

    OT, but i love how people thought the mariners could contend cause of their hot start. That team is an absolute joke. Griffey is their 4 hitter and he’s hitting 220.

  • Mike HC

    I am really starting to like this team more and more. I even enjoyed yesterdays game. While the team is not perfect, and not quite the 1998 Yankees (but who are), they at least have some fight in them. The additions of Teix, CC, and AJ have really made noticeable differences. This has been the best Yankee off season since I can remember.

    • Zack

      “not quite the 1998 Yankees”

      yeah 114 wins or bust

  • TheLastClown

    Nancy Newman: “Keeping Tampa at Bay, if you will”

    Face, meet palm

  • Dorian

    Kay with a “grittyness and guttyness” reference on the postgame show.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I went to today’s game…but had to leave in the 8th -_-

    • kunaldo

      that sucks dude…with this team this year, i dont think i would leave any game early

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I WANTED to stay but I had a party so I had to.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Just as a note, this is why I think Cash is further flubbing the whole Hughes/Wang thing. The right move in this game was to go to Aceves, not throw Hughes out there in a close game for his first relief appearance. Hughes should have gone to the minors, and he could have come back for Wang after 10 days, or two starts, anyhow, if Wang was awful. The only thing I can imagine is that they did it to intentionally limit his innings.

    • Zack

      send hughes down before you even see Wang start again, what if just bombed in the first or second? kill the bullpen when you play 10+ days in a row?

  • Dave

    I hope Pettite brings some legit innings tomorrow to close this series out.