• A.D.

    Hopefully no stomach flu today.

  • Drew

    Chahhlie Murphayy

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

    Phil Hughes and Phil Coke = players of the game?

    Who gets it tomorrow, the bat boy that plays catch with the right fielder in between innings?

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

      With all the solo HR’s, I’d give it to the guy who had the 2 run shot.

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        I’d give it to Andy Pettitte, just to piss people off

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

          +46

    • thurdonpaul

      lmao, i was wondering about that too

  • John

    Alex is grounding to 3rd a lot…maybe he just wants to learn more about fielding 3rd by watching other 3Bs field those balls.

  • Accent Shallow

    I wonder if A-Rod will be 100% this year.

  • Bleakley

    Why would they replace swisher and not damon for defense?

    • BigBlueAL

      Damon is actually a very good in LF.

      • Dave

        And hes got a cannon.

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

          plus a tremendous singing voice.

        • BigBlueAL

          Between Damon, Gardner and Swisher the Yankees have one of the weakest throwing OF in baseball. Thats with Melky and his cannon included too.

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

            Catching the ball >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Throwing the ball

            • thurdonpaul

              true, but its nice to have strong armed outfielders also

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

                more like, the grittiest outfield

      • Bleakley

        Two outs before I could post this, doesn’t matter I guess.

    • A.D.

      They can only replace 1 given the bench, and Damon is probably the better defender.

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

    I still have a glow from that Hughes performance.

    I think I’m in love.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Why Mo? We’re going to need him against the Sox and maybe the Mets.

    • Drew

      W.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Well we could have won and not used him but whatever. Ideally Phil Hughes would have been best.

        • Zach

          no because then Hughes isnt available for Wang on wednesday

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Tomko or Aceves could be used.

        • Drew

          True. Gotta play for today though. Hopefully Mo won’t be missed tomorrow.

    • Zach

      because he’s out closer and its a save situation

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Save = overrated stat
        We’re using Mo for the 3rd straight day and though he will be as effective as ever, I’d prefer resting him. I mean Phil Coke for another inning will not kill us.

        • Zach

          Ok fine save is overrated. 2 run game and hes the best arm in the pen

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah he is the best one. But its only 3 more outs. Phil Coke could easily do that but whatever it already happened. My opinion on this matter means nothing.

        • Jake

          Win = Least underrated stat

          Got to play for today. No idea what happens tomorrow.

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

            Got to play for today. No idea what happens tomorrow.

            No. Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint. You’re constantly playing for both today AND tomorrow.

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

      They need him in this game right now. No point in saving him for a situations against the Sox or Mets that might never come.

      • thurdonpaul

        very true , very true

      • RichYF

        Why save Hughes if you aren’t going to save Mo? Wang MIGHT not stink Wednesday, but Hughes is limited to 1IP when he’s clearly dealing. He could have easily gone at least 2 if not all 3. This does not make sense to me.

  • gxpanos

    Oh my God. Phil and Phil the players of the game? Really? Why do media guys love BP guys so much? This is getting ridiculous. Swisher and Pettitte deserve it more.

    • John

      maybe Damon’s tie breaking HR

  • BigBlueAL

    Only downside here is Mo working for the 3rd straight day. Cant imagine he will be available tomorrow.

    • Drew

      We won’t need the save. Beckett will get smashed.

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

        That one.

        7 IP from Burnett + 1 IP from Veras (with a 5 run lead) + 1 IP from Tomko (with a 9 run lead) = victory

    • A.D.

      Guess they’ll just have to blow the Sox out tomorrow.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Yeah, but can’t expect that they will be in this position tommorrow.

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

      If Girardi is right and he’s still building up arm strength, then give him some work.

      Its fucking June, he shouldn’t still be working getting into shape. Unless the surgery set him way back this off season, which is very possible.

      • BigBlueAL

        It doesnt matter how good of shape your arm is in no reliever is asked to work 4 days in a row during the regular season.

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

    gxpanos says:

    Aaaaaand Michael Kay bringing up the Red Sox’s 2003 BP again.
    How were Brandon Lyon, Chad Fox, Alan Embree, and BK Kim going to save games? It didnt matter what kind of BP they had.
    (Am I forgetting any awful arms from that ridiculously bad BP?)

    Yes. You’re forgetting:
    Craptastic Mike Timlin
    Legally Dead Ramiro Mendoza
    84MPH Four-Seamer Todd Jones
    Midseason Non-Savior Scott Williamson
    Rudy “I look and pitch like Sidney Ponson” Seanez
    Utterly Nondescript Bobby Howry

    • BigBlueAL

      Funny thing is that bullpen dominated the Yankees in the playoffs yet Grady Little’s non-confidence in them cost him his job and probably the Red Sox a WS.

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

        Pedro did whatever he wanted on that team. All Grady did was listen to the best pitcher on the planet.

        Just another irrational Boston overreaction to a loss, fed by their disgracefully knee-jerk media.

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

          Just another irrational Boston overreaction to a loss, fed by their disgracefully knee-jerk media.

          Exactly.

          (looks around at current irrational Yankee fanbase and knee-jerk NYC media and shudders in fear)

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

            We would NEVER do anything like that in sophisticated, erudite New York City.

            N-E-V-E-R.

    • gxpanos

      Jesus, you’re right. Rudy Seanez and Todd Jones!

      And here we are, complaining about our BP.

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

    Speaking of this “if your life depended on it” game, Skip Bayless (cock) was saying he wouldn’t want Roy Halladay to pitch the game of his life because Halladay hasn’t done it in the playoffs.

    • Zach

      CC has a 7.92 postseason ERA so a lot of people wouldnt pick him for that fact

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

        Those people have something in common.

        They’re all dumbasses.

    • Accent Shallow

      Bayless is just a contrarian who’s not worth paying attention to. He’ll always take the minority position solely so he has something to talk about.

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

        It was, IMO, reason #545 why Skip Bayless is a cock.

    • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      Didn’t he pick Beckett?

    • A.D.

      I’d rather have Jack Morris right now than Halladay, Jack Morris is big game.

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

        Jack Morris pitches to the score. And that’s a good thing and means he’s a good pitcher and a HoF candidate.

        Sincerely,
        Every numbnuts at ESPN not named Neyer, Gammons, Caple, and Law

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

          I still don’t get why people think he’s a better HOF candidate than Blyleven.

          Wait…was Morris feared…?

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

            Wait…was Morris feared…?

            Yes.

            Ways to become “feared” by the MSM
            1) Be a big black guy in Boston
            2) Have a sweet porn moustache and a rugged, all-American name like “Jack”
            3) Not play for the Yankees

            • Whitey14

              Ahhhh yes, another reference to Hall of Famer Jim Rice ;-)

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

                Jim Rice, Career (1974-1989):
                9058 PA’s, .298/.352/.502 (128+), 77 intentional walks

                Ken Singleton, Career (1970-1984):
                8558 PA’s, 282/.388/.436 (132+), 125 intentional walks

                My announcer >>>>>>>>>> Your “Hall of Famer”

  • Zach

    Matt Joyce for Edwin Jackson, how bad is that trade looking

    • Arman Tamzarian

      For who?

      • pat

        tbay I would think…

        • Arman Tamzarian

          Why? Joyce has hardly played and still has an .833 OPS

          • pat

            Yeah and edwin jackson is 6-3 with a 2.16 era and .984 WHIP.

            Matt Joyce has 30AB’s

            • Arman Tamzarian

              Yeah, but I hear Joyce smells nice.

              • pat

                Touche Arman, touche.

      • Zach

        for Tampa

    • V

      Won’t know for a few years – Joyce could pan out.

    • Bill O

      Yea, terrible. It was real dumb on the Rays part. A guy with his stuff that seemed to be putting it together last year is not a guy you look to trade. If they were going to trade a starter it was clear it should’ve been Sonnastine. He had a slightly better year, but his stuff isn’t nearly as good as Jackson.

      Bad move by the Rays, but that’s definitely ok by me.

  • yanke1313

    MO!

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Weird, Mo doesn’t look finished

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay win!

  • Drew

    God, Mo is good.
    *Mo, Mo is good?

  • pat

    Nobody in the entire universe can lay off the high cheeze no matter who you are or what level you’re playing at.

    • Accent Shallow

      GIVE HIM THE HIGH, STINKY CHEDDAR!

    • thurdonpaul

      but i like the high ones

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

    4-2 on the homestand. Love it. Bring the hotness up to Boston, baby!

  • dkidd

    i haven’t felt this good about going to boston in a long long time

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo dominated Upton there!!

  • John

    7th K against Upton for Mo!

  • Drew

    No errors tomorrow! Let’s get another errorless streak going.

  • John

    1 game lead over the Sox! And TB, get y’all’s asses below .500

  • Dorian

    Wow Chris Berman. Andy Pettite with his “221st save”. Wow that must make him a HOF lock. (What a moron)

  • Drew

    Hide the children tomorrow. It’s going to be a raucous affair. I shutter to think what may come out of my mouth when I see Beckett’s little douche soul patch.

  • http://www.bronxpinstripes.blogspot.edu Jon

    Hopefully the offense can heat up for the Boston series. 6 hits tonight against the mediocre pitching of the Rays (though 4 of those were HRs :) )…. And they will definetly need some offense in support of Wang on Wednesday.

    • pat

      Yeah but if you look at the outs we were making very solid contact, just hittin em right at people. it happens still a good game.

  • http://www.bronxpinstripes.blogspot.com Jon

    Hopefully the offense can heat up for the Boston series. 6 hits tonight against the mediocre pitching of the Rays (though 4 of those were HRs )…. And they will definetly need some offense in support of Wang on Wednesday.

  • gxpanos

    Hm, weird. TBay is +47 RD, better than both the Yanks and Sox.

  • MattG

    Oh nice, Boston had an off-day, at home no less, while the Yankees play a night game.

    • pat

      Eh it’s not like we were down in florida. Not ideal, but certainly not too bad.

  • Dorian

    OMG Chris Singleton just said on BBTN that when Gabe Kaplar gets hot “he can carry a ballclub.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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

      That is so Dorian.

  • V

    Not ONE update from that lazy asshole Ernie.

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

    Rivera threw 11 pitches tonight, 10 pitches on Sunday and 21 on Saturday.

    Two quick outings in a row, but I think he gets tomorrow off.

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

      Tuesday’s battle plan:

      7 strong from Burnett
      1 from Aceves
      Hughes to close it out.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          No lead is safe from Veras.

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

            Considering that Jose Veras has made 23 appearances this year and the April 12th loss to the Royals is the only game where he entered with a lead and the Yankees lost the lead that inning, I’d say that statement is most likely quite false.

            • Charlie

              nope, it’s true. He tries his best to give up leads, but sometimes he is yanked before he gets the chance.

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

                You = emotional hyperbole
                Me = dispassionate accuracy

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

                  I smell a sitcom!

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

                  Coming up next on FOX, Cross-Armed Opposites!

    • MattG

      Not the whole game–just the first 8 innings.

    • Drew

      Wasn’t it 31?

      • Drew

        huh, gameday and BR say 21 on saturday. I could have sworn it was more.

  • pat

    Knocking the shit out of beckett tomorrow would be fucking dope.

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

      Having him curl up in a ball on the mound, sucking his thumb and screaming for his Mommy would be even better.

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

        I want all our hitters in the cage, concentrating on hitting it right back up the box. We play in a DH league so we can’t throw at his head… let’s hit the ball at his head.

        Douchebag.

  • Dorian

    So much talk about the Red Sock bullpen. Straw Poll: Whom do you fear out of the Red Sock bullpen?

    All I fear is a hearty fistpump.

    • thurdonpaul

      fuck that j o

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

    Cone is really going overboard with the “Hughes is increasing his versatility by being able to start or relieve.

    Hughes pitched a full inning. He didn’t enter an inning with runners on base. He wasn’t used as a situational reliever, he was used as a starter but only threw one frame.

    Calm down, killer.

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

      Hughes was fucking beautiful tonight and YOU KNOW IT!

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

    Hey, Chris Singleton: Your tie should touch your belt buckle. You look like a thin Willy Loman with that ridiculously short necktie. Put your jacket back on and stop embarrassing yourself.

    • pat

      HES CLIMBIN UR FAKE BRICK WALLZ STEALIN UR HOMERZZ

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

      Hey, Chris Singleton: Where did you get that suit? At the…toilet…store?

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

        Chris Singleton looks like a blueberry.

      • Charlie

        +5

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

      Hey, look . . . uhhh . . . some guys have never figured out the whole necktie thing, OK? Doesn’t make you a bad person.

    • KW

      u mean ken? or the son?

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

        Chris Singleton the BBTN “analyst”.

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

          For future reference, everything Ken Singleton does is awesome–except being a B-Jobber.

    • MattG

      OMG an Arthur Miller reference. You know, Willy Loman is only 5 degrees from Brett Gardner.

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

        Heh.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    ESPN seems to have added number of pitch’s seen as well as OBP to their box scores, is this new?

    • Bob Stone

      Yes – They just started with the additional stats this past week.

    • KW

      yeah, looks pretty good

  • Cam

    Reverse “Joba” for Hughes? He looks so good in one inning appearances that everyone wants him in the eigth?

    • MattG

      How is that a “reverse” Joba?

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

    Reason number 533482 that All-Star Game voting is stupid: Jimmy Rollins is the leading vote getter for SS.

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

      NL SS, wOBA (qualifiers):
      Hanley Ramirez – .406
      Miguel Tejada – .389
      Yunel Escobar – .354
      Ryan Theriot – .351
      Cristian Guzman – .300
      Troy Tulowitzki – .298
      Edgar Renteria – .286
      Rafael Furcal – .279
      Jimmy Rollins – .259

      • whozat

        You mean…for the first time in years, Miguel Tejada would be a legitimate All-Star pick…and he’s not going to be?

        Ha!

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

          AL DH, wOBA (qualifiers):

          Adam Lind – .388
          Jim Thome – .374
          Jason Kubel – .367
          Hank Blalock – .350
          Hideki Matsui – .350
          Jason Giambi – .337
          Mike Jacobs – .335
          Jack Cust – .335
          Magglio Ordonez – .329

          (big gap)

          David Ortiz – .266

  • Dorian

    I’m torn. Francesa thinks Joba is a reliever but also thinks that Phil can’t hack it out of the bullpen. I mean can someone tell me when he is right?

    • Drew

      He once called Andy Pettitte a starting pitcher. That my friend, is one hundred percent accurate.

    • whozat

      Never.

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

      I mean can someone tell me when he is right?

      Yes. It happened in 1987. He said that Lawrence Taylor is “good”.

  • Dorian

    21-0 when we allow 3 runs or less.

  • Drew

    Lol at BBTN comparing Andrew Mccutchen to Deon.

    • Accent Shallow

      Solely because they’re both fast and black?

      Seriously, why?

      • Drew

        That’s all I can figure. They were talking about how fast he gets around the bags. I think it was Berthiaume, he said, “we haven’t seen anyone run like this since Deon Sanders” and Kruk agreed.

        • whozat

          But what about Tacoby?!?!

          HE STOLE HOME!!!!

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

          They were gonna compare his speed to Jacoby Ellsbury, but that’s crazy… nobody’s THAT fast. Or awesome.

          • Drew

            Also, Jacoby isn’t as flashy as Mccutchen. Mr. Ellsbury holds himself to a higher standard and does not allow his abilities to outshine the team. He’s truly a gritty, clutch performer, a true American.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          “There’s an ‘I’ in Deion Sanders”

          /Prime Time’d

          • Drew

            You’re a pansy.
            /ironhorse’d

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

              GO GET A ROOM, YOU VAGINA-HAVING HOMO-FAGS!!!!!

              /IronHorse’d

  • Charlie

    Does anyone else realize that our bullpen could be a major strength come the second half of the year? Think about it: Mo will be Mo, Aceves will keep mowing em down, Coke might give up a few less homers and be more reliable, Robertson will keep pumpin strikes, Bruney & Marte will get healthy and be dominant in their roles, and maybe Melancon will be up here and carry his success over to the majors. THAT’s what i call a bullpen.

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

      We only need 7 spots to be filled, and we have the following to choose from:

      Mo – no comment necessary
      Bruney – dynamite when healthy
      Marte – dynamite when healthy
      Aceves – has been one of the 5-10 best relievers in all of baseball this year
      Coke – a quality lefty who’s recovering nicely from his early struggles
      Robertson – 208 ERA+, 11.4 K/9 so far; 5.2 H/9 rate is Mariano-ish
      Melancon – still a top 100 prospect with closer potential, already cracked the big leagues, likely to stay longer when he comes back
      Tomko – Don’t laugh, he’s actually been good in his SSS
      Claggett – Still a quality arm
      Veras, Edwar, Albaladejo – chances are, one of these three straightens himself out and pitches well in the second half
      Romulo Sanchez – 11.0 K/9 in AAA this year
      Wilkins De La Rosa, Mike Dunn, and Chris Garcia – all on the 40 man already and thus, prime candidates to be fast tracked as they continue their great 2009 seasons

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

        I’m very aroused.

      • Charlie

        nice

  • MattG

    Rules question: what happens if the pitcher steps off the rubber and throws home? Can the batter hit it? What happens if the batter does hit it?

    • Drew

      Wouldn’t that be some type of interference? If he steps off the rubber, it wouldn’t be a hittable ball.

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

        Yeah, I’m 99.9% sure that’s not an actual pitch.

  • Tom Zig

    First time at the new stadium…absolutely beautiful. Pretty good game all around. Didn’t hear many boos on A-rod’s error.