Jun
09

Game 59 Spillover thread

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  • Pastafarian

    Basketball is on….

    • giselle

      gross.

      • M18

        or even worse, hockey

        • Accent Shallow

          Get out of here with that, we’re not in Canada.

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

    My disgust and frustration with this “Woe is me we’re cursed and suck now” segment of Yankees fans >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My disgust and frustration with this poor showing by the Yankees thus far tonight

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Co-sign.

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

        +567

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Can’t call them fans.

      • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Don’t do that. They may be annoying, but you don’t get to decide who is a fan and who isn’t.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          I’m not deciding. Their line of thinking isn’t fan-like at all. Granted they follow the team, I won’t acknowledge them as true fans. But I guess nonetheless they are fans.

          • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Yeah, you were, and are, deciding. There’s no such thing as a True Yankee Fan, and you sure as hell don’t get to decide who is worthy of being called a fan and who isn’t.

            “My disgust and frustration with this “Woe is me we’re cursed and suck now” segment of Yankees fans people who think they get to decide who is a “True Yankee Fan” and who is not >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My disgust and frustration with this poor showing by the Yankees thus far tonight”

            • Charlie

              good work

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

              +1.

              I think Axl is a Yankee fan.

              I think he’s batshit insane and an annoying asstard, but I don’t think he’s actually not a Yankee fan.

              • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                It’s like the “True Yankee” garbage. Just really pisses me off.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Heh looks like my frustration about he game/fans got the better of me. I think I’ll learn to shut up.

              • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                Yeah… I’m pretty sure we’ve had this exchange before, you really need to cut it out with that stuff.

                • JobaWockeeZ

                  Actually no I do not recall.

    • arlok789

      Being a Yankee fan is my chosen form of entertainment. The most entertaining thing I get to watch is the Yankees beating the Red Sox in Fenway. We put up with insane prices at the stadium to support a 200 million dollar team because we want to watch the team win. When they get beat by the team I hate most, I get angry as hell. I am a customer and I want to see results. The product has failed to perform against the Red Sox. We are entitled to be pissed because we fork over tons of cash so this team will beat the snot out of boston.

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

        You’re entitled to be pissed. You’re not the fans I’m referring to.

    • ChrisS

      I’m disgusted with the Yankees spending 80 million dollars on AJ Burnett.

      Is that allowed?

      I’ve been waiting for him to sprain an elbow trying to pie someone.

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

        Yeah, sure, it’s allowed. But it’s a little silly to be as mad as people have been about the deal tonight when he’s not even 20 starts into a five year contract.

        • ChrisS

          Yep, four and a half more years of this.

          Super.

          It was a bad contract, he’s merely been reinforcing my pre-season beliefs.

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

            You really think A.J. Burnett is as bad as he is tonight? Really? Come on, that’s ridiculous.

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

        Of course you have a right to be disgusted.

        My issue is not with fans upset that the team isn’t beating the Sox, or with fans upset that Player X was signed for too much money and isn’t that good.

        My issue is with fans who think we can’t possibly win even though we’re in first place and then smugly trumpet our failures because they like being right more than they like seeing the Yankees not lose.

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          You just mean Axl right?

  • dkidd

    i believe tomko will get some keys out for us this year

    • Drew

      +1, I think he’s going to stick.

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

      Some keys of cocaine? He’ll get some keys of cocaine out of customs for us? That’s all I got.

      • dkidd

        i’m usually such a careful typist

      • dkidd

        he’ll get his keys out in order to unlock his car and drive to scranton?

  • dkidd

    starting today, when he holds down the sox as we storm back!

  • Rey22

    Ugh. sounds about right..

  • Accent Shallow

    Is there a less likable player in the majors than Youkilis?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Papelbon.

    • Hova

      He’s part of the KKK

      • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        That’s not funny. Try harder.

    • Drew

      Beckett? Ped? Pap?

      • Hova

        The Red Sox hate black people.

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

          The Red Sox = George Bush.

          Sincerely,
          Kanye West

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

      Aubrey Huff?

  • Yankees_Universe

    Field day for Mike F. tomorrow…His man crush on Youkilis and Beckett grows..

    • Hova

      At this point, everything he’s said is valid in terms of the Red Sux owning the Yankees this season. I don’t know what the solution is, but it sucks losing to this team over and over.

      • Yankees_Universe

        I know it sucks but didn’t Yankees start 1-5 against them couple years ago and finished like 11-8 or something? I don’t buy the whole mental thing that if they meet later in the season it would be in Yankees head. If it was true Yanks would have never lost in ’04.

        I am not giving up on this game yet though.

      • BIG BOY

        LOL big poopi is garbage.

    • Accent Shallow

      As well as Beckett has pitched so far tonight, he’s arguably the most overrated pitcher in the majors.

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

    If AJ Burnett had any decency, he’d throw a pie in his own face.

    • Accent Shallow

      At least he can command that, as opposed to his fastball.

  • pc69

    Well, only down 6 now,.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I remember a time the Red Sox caught up from 6 nothing in an inning to come back and eventually defeat us. It’s certainly possible for us.

    • Hova

      We have 20 come from behind wins this season. Perfect night for 21.

      • Aaron

        My favorite things about the Yankees this year is that no game seems out of reach.

  • Dorian

    A STRIKE. My Mo what a novel concept

  • pat

    papi finally realizes he’s big sloppy this year.

  • Hova

    The scary thing is that this Red Sox team still has some solid pitching coming up. Smoltz and Buchholz are only days away at this point.

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

      I’ll see your Smoltz and Buchholz and raise you an Bruney, Marte, Nady, and Molina.

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

        At 0-6, that rings pretty hollow.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah, I’m terrified of Smoltz. 42 years old, coming off major shoulder surgery. Hold me. *shudders*

      As for Buchholz, I’m not too worried. As great as his off-speed stuff is, he had to pitch backwards last time he was in the Show. Who knows if that has been corrected.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        But teh no hittah!1

      • Hova

        I’ll take Smoltz over Bruney/Marte any day of the week out of the BP.

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

          That statement is moot, because Smoltz isn’t in the BP.

          And, as far as BP pitchers go, over the past few years, if you took Smoltz over Bruney or Marte, you’d be wrong, because they latter two have been better bullpen pitchers.

          John Smoltz is 42. There’s no way around that fact.

          • Arod, all the time

            Funny. Mo is 40 his damn self, probably older. Any way of getting around that?

            People who make ridiculous statements, as you just did, deserve ridiculous names. Grow up.

    • Dave

      How much do you hope Buchholz is the Red Sox version of IPK: So tantalizingly good in AAA and not able to put it together at the Major League level?

      • Accent Shallow

        It’d be nice, but Buchholz has much, much better stuff. He does have (had?) issues with his fastball and fastball command.

        • Hova

          And he gets much hotter/sluttier women :) Erica Ellyson

          • Accent Shallow

            If we’re evaluating pitchers by the attractiveness of their significant others, then Lima Time would still have a job in the big leagues.

  • YankeeScribe

    I give up following this game. Hopefully they can still take 2 out of 3

    • BIG BOY

      hopefully they come out firing tomorrow.

  • arlok789

    Arod should have asked the sox fans if they wanted the ball before laughing at them, telling them they root for the wrong team, and taking the ball back to the dugout. Make a young red sox fan cry. Am i cruel? Maybe but do you blame me? It is Boston.

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

      Where’s Shelley Duncan when you need him?

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

      That’s a horribly, horribly unclassy move and I would not be happy with any player for any team doing that.

      • arlok789

        Boston fans surrender rights to fair treatment when they put on those stupid hats and jerseys. You think the Red Sox are classy? Far from it. The yanks are supposed to be better than that but in Boston’s case, doucheness is all they understand. You must treat them like misbehaved children because that is what they are.

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

          So you’re saying act as they do? How would that make Yankee fans any different from Sox fans?

        • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          You’re not even kidding, are you. Yikes.

          • arlok789

            Have you ever tried to talk to a Red Sox fan about baseball? They are antagonistic douchebags. I try to avoid the subject because all any of them want to do is talk about Jeters sexuality and how much I suck at life because I like the Yankees. The best way to deal with them is to treat them like pathetic misbehaved children.

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

              The Sox fans I’ve come across in my life are generally not like that.

              • arlok789

                Thats good to hear. I always knew that there must be a few good rational ones but I’d never met one before.

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

        Fuck, they’d be talking about it on ESPN for the next three decades.

        “Remember the time ARod teased those poor Red Sox fans in the stands? What a baby-raper.”

        • arlok789

          Who cares what ESPN says. They already say Arod is a baby raper. Yeah, Roids, big deal, nobody cares any more. Yeah, he makes tons of money, yeah, he bangs strippers and screwed over his family by cheating on his wife. It doesn’t matter. Everybody already hates him so why not make a few little Boston douchebags cry?

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

            Because I don’t want us being douchebags just because they’re douchebags.

            That’s lowest common denominator. Screw that.

            • arlok789

              Red Sox fans are like North Korea. Being nice doesn’t seem to work. Sometimes in my opinion, its better to be a douche.

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

                Sometimes in my opinion, its better to be a douche.

                We have a difference of opinion, then.

                • arlok789

                  thats the beauty of america isn’t it?

              • Accent Shallow

                Detached from reality? Maybe.

                Undernourished and with their border landmined? Not so much.

                • arlok789

                  The North Korean people might be malnourished and locked in, but their dear leader is the douche i refer to. He is the one in control. I feel sorry for the north korean people but Kim Jong Il is a lunatic.

    • kunaldo

      i like

  • Riddering

    I’m never giving up, never surrendering!

  • Drew

    I can’t believe they shortened games to 4 innings. I figured I would’ve heard something about that.

    • Dave

      Heh nice.

  • Dorian

    It’s over. The Yankees will never win again. We can’t compete with the big bad red sox. They are just better.

    Jesus. Some of you sicken me.

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

      What they’re saying is so Dorian.

      (someone please get that reference. no one has yet.)

      • dkidd

        scrubs?

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

          Woo!

      • Drew

        Sein?
        That’s all I got, “That’s so Rocco”

    • Riddering

      Seriously.

      I don’t why our team’s effectiveness is no longer judged by W-L but merely by games won or lost against the Sox. Especially when we’ve taken series against teams that have beaten the Sox.

      • Dorian

        It’s all because of that fat fuck who drinks diet coke. My Mo, does anyone else see the irony in that. It’s like Oprah with a tread climber.

  • pc69

    Well what the fuck else can go wrong. Just found out a friend has cancer in the brain, the Yankees are losing, and everyone on this blog become a fucking asshole when people gripe about the Yankees, people in general are assholes, and like my friend the good ones get it in the ass while losers survive.

    ffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      :(

    • kunaldo

      wow dude….real sorry to hear that…i lost my best friend to a brain tumor when he was just 20 years old…it’s going to be a tough journey, but I sure hope everything turns out ok for your friend…best of wishes to him and his family…

    • thurdonpaul

      try to be strong for your friend, fuckin cancer sucks, your friend will need you, best of luck to your friend

  • Accent Shallow

    Strike 3 to Melky sure looked outside.

  • Hova

    Andy Pettitte is a pitcha!!!!!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    The smile from the Slade heathcott pick has faded.

    Aj burnett….damn.

  • Accent Shallow

    Really? We need to see 2003 World Series highlights?

    Argh.

  • Jordan

    Good to see Cano showed up to work tonight for the Yanks.

  • Dorian

    I hope they pitch Robertson tonight. Something also tells me that Wang will be outstanding tomorrow.

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

      I’d rather have Robertson pitch in a close game. I feel like he needs to be broken into higher leverage situations.

      • Dorian

        Girardi doesn’t unfortunately.

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

          Word.

      • Aaron

        Wang is also on a pitch count tomorrow… probably 80-90

  • Drew

    Dang, I thought we were going to have a 123 inning.

  • DCR

    Both sides of this argument should calm down. No, its not the end of the world that the Yankees are probably losing this game. At the same time its perfectly fine to get frustrated at the Yankees looking inept against the Red Sox. This series is a good opportunity to add to a division lead. Instead, Burnett was awful and the Yankees are getting one hit. At least Beckett is at 87 pitches.

    • Drew

      Probably? We have 4 innings to go and a propensity to comeback.

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

      Nobody who’s been complaining about the actions of other fans is complaining about the actions of every fan that’s frustrated. Most fans here are expressing their frustration in normal, rational, sane ways.

      It’s a loud and annoying but small minority acting like fools.

    • Hova

      Have we ever started 0-6 against the Red Sux? I don’t even get how this is possible. Mind boggling.

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

        My first response: Not sure, probably not.
        My second response: It doesn’t really matter, now, does it?

        • Tom Zig

          No it doesn’t matter in the standings. But it is extremely frustrating to see our team play well and then run into the Red Sox and we turn into a AAA team.

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

    Nice catch, Swish.

    Let’s take all the positives we can out of this game.

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

      Yup.

      I’m surprised he’s in LF, though, I figured Joe wouldn’t take him out of his RF comfort zone.

      I guess we don’t want Melky playing the big wall.

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

        Nick Swisher can play every position on the field at once.

        • thurdonpaul

          and announce at the same time too

  • Dorian

    Hey look on the bright side we will get to see the greatest bullpen to ever grace a baseball field.

    On another note, this has been an extremely sloppy game from the yankees. It just seems like one of those rough nights. The rough night just happens to be against the Sawkx. Anyone wanna tell me what Francesa leads with tomorrow.

    • Riddering

      Well, if the eighth inning is a rough one…

  • Hova

    WTF. At least make them work fellas!!!! 2 outs on 3 pitches!? WTF.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      The worst part of that is that Beckett gets a free strike, because there’s no way Tex can swing at the first pitch.

  • JeffG

    1 game – Beckett was great. If we’re going to have shitty starting pitching good to get it out of the way. In some ways better than losing a game 2-1.

    Anyways, I still think we won’t leave Boston behind in the standings.

    A nice plus for tonight could be a good showing from Veras… positives, it’s all about the positives.

    • Drew

      How about a positive being a win? God, everyone throwing in the towel with the way this team has performed this year is pathetic.

      • JeffG

        Dude it’s not pathetic. It’s realizing a pretty good starter brought his A game and another didn’t. No big deal we’ll get them later or if by a huge stretch of amazing luck we come back great… but get ready to move on if it doesn’t happen.

  • Dorian

    It seems as if Beckett left something on Flahrety’s chin.

    • JeffG

      Balls? 8=====D ——> (0>:}
      How many balls have been thrown tonight?

    • thurdonpaul

      lmao

  • putt

    I sneezed and that inning was over…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

    This thread >>>>> last thread

    The difference, of course, is that people are venting their frustrations here, while the last thread was full of doom & gloom. I hope people can look at both threads and see the difference.

  • MattG

    Scheppers! NOOOOO!

  • Drew

    My heart just dropped.

  • YankeeScribe

    Is Beckett really that good tonite or are the Yanks that bad?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Beckett is really really good.

    • arlok789

      The desire to line one up the middle off his douchebag face is so strong, they totally screwed up their approach to hitting.

    • JeffG

      Tip your cap the loser did a good job. He’s been hot.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s a good pitcher with great stuff. Shit happens.

  • Riddering

    It’s definitely not easy to see Beckett having such a good night when Burnett struggled so much, but it’s not an apocalyptic event for the Yankees season.

  • arlok789

    I desperately want Veras to drill Youkledick in the kneecap or elbow. Something that will hurt like hell and make him sit for a few days. Does that make me a bad person?

  • Accent Shallow

    Youkilis made an out? Is that allowed?

  • Hova

    I vote for Jorge to call a team meeting after this one and rally the troops. They can’t walk away from this trip down 8-0 on the season. I understand we’re only 60 games in, but this is quite possibly the team we will be battling for the AL East title.

    Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.

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

      I vote for Jorge to call a team meeting and tell the guys, “Hey, guys, we don’t need a team meeting, we’re really fucking good and no loss, even one against the Sox, should make us freak out to the point where we need a team meeting.”

      • Hova

        Yea, you’re right. No worries. Bring no pitching to Boston, bring no hitting to Boston. No worries at all. Let’s just keep the same attitude and game plan we’ve been using against them all season. Excellent.

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

          A bad outing by Burnett doesn’t mean that Wang and Sabathia are instantly going to suck. Relax.

          Beckett had a fantastic game tonight. Let’s give the dude some credit.

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

          You are aware that teams often have the right “attitude and game plan” and still lose any given game 7-0, right?

          Being 0-6 against the Sox doesn’t mean something’s flawed in our approach or preparation. It means we lost 6 games. That’s all it means.

    • Accent Shallow

      0-8 would suck, but it’s not even 0-6 yet. Besides, you’re forgetting this is a good team.

      (Although I’m not thrilled about Wang pitching in a Little League field tomorrow, but who knows?)

  • Accent Shallow

    While I’m sure that wasn’t intentional, I sure hope it stings.

  • arlok789

    Why hit bay when hitting Youkilis or Pedroia is so much more satisfying.

  • Accent Shallow

    Slower: Mike Lowell, or Jose Molina?

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

      Molina.

      Even factoring in the higher wind drag coefficient from Lowell’s gritbeard.

  • Axl

    Sorry guys, I know you all missed me. I had piano lessons. What did I miss? Just a lot more of “I told you so’s”? lol

  • Dorian

    Is there anything worse than a Bostonian.

    • arlok789

      Nope. They think Boston is better than New York. Its the worst inferiority complex in the world. Pathetic bunch.

  • Drew

    no more beckett

  • Riddering

    Awww, look at Ortiz going the Charlie Brown walk. I can hear the music in my head even.

  • Dorian

    The Greatest Bullpen to ever grace mankind.

    • BigBlueAL

      Unfortunately their stats are pretty impressive. Id sure take their pen over our pen any day.

  • BigBlueAL

    4 HR’s for the Phillies vs Johan, plus Ryan Church went deep into the apple in straightaway CF. Citi Field = Bandbox!!!!

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

    What was Beckett’s pitch count?

    • Drew

      93 i think

    • Accent Shallow

      93. To be fair, when you have the best bullpen of the modern era, sometimes you have to pull the starters early to keep the ‘pen fresh.

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

    Can we please beat Delcarmen up for a long inning and a few runs so he’s unavailable for at least tomorrow?

    • Accent Shallow

      Problem with that is that Delcarmen is damn low on their pecking order.

  • JeffG

    Pretty surprising that Beckett gets pulled.

  • Accent Shallow

    A-Rod’s injury has made me overreact a lot. Whenever he gets fooled or swings and misses, I wonder if it’s due to favoring the hip, him being in pain, etc etc.

    • arlok789

      I tend to wonder the same thing

    • thurdonpaul

      a-rod looked pretty bad at times in years past, well before the hip problem, i think he guesses alot, an when he guesses wrong, it doesnt look good

  • arlok789

    Delcarmen looks extremely stupid in his Gameday photo. What dumb facial hair. Liner off his face? Plz?

  • Accent Shallow

    Damn, thought Kotsay was going to misplay that.

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

    Damn, just one of those days. Hardest hit ball goes pretty much right to Kotsay.

  • Tom Zig

    Was it just me or did Pudge Jorge call a ridiculous amount of fastballs for AJ tonight

  • Drew

    Swisha blast pleaseeeee

  • MattG

    The sound you hear is Lane Meyer’s heart breaking. The Giants selected Tommy Joseph–but my reason for posting is that, in showing video of Joseph, I swear I have never seen a slower runner in all my life. I would’ve thought it was slow motion, except his legs and arms were pumping like some kind of cartoon character–he just wasn’t moving otherwise.

  • Axl

    Why is it every single team out there can beat the Red Sox at least once but the 2nd best record in baseball New York Yankees?? Do they just have the perfect compilation to beat up on us continuously?

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

      Beckett had a great game, Burnett had a shitty one. That’s why the Yankees are in a position to lose tonight.

      • Axl

        Agreed. But who called it from the beginning? Everybody called me “Crazy” and then began to throw personal insults at me because I saw something others didn’t. Pretty good deal.

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

          [ facepalm ]

          • Axl

            Now Tommie. I don’t think Matt deserves a facepalm for that comment. You didn’t believe me either. Nobody did.

            Not everybody has this gift. It’s hard to come by. But try to embrace it next time. You get nothing accomplished trying to fight super powers.

  • Drew

    Only 2 innings left… C’mon guys

  • Dorian

    I really never thought I dislike that many Red Sox, but FUCK DO I HATE THOSE FUCKERZ. I’m a North Carolina basketball fan and I was always say that I hate Duke basketball players way more then Red Sox but everytime I see one of them I think of doing something so horrible to them. I would urinate in their cornflakes. FUCK I HATE THEM DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT

    • thurdonpaul

      take a couple of deep breaths, lets get them tomorrow

  • YankeeScribe

    The Yanks didn’t even need to bring their bats to the plate tonite…

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

    I love Posada’s mask toss.

  • Drew

    Why are they still showing the radar..

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

    Veras looks surprisingly non-shitty thus far.

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

      Sigh…

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

      Naturally, as soon as I say that… ugh.

    • Aaron

      spoke too soon.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      are u sure about that ?

    • DGeezy

      you spoke too soon

  • Accent Shallow

    The scary thing about Veras in mopup duty is that he may throw together a few scoreless outings and be back setting up.

    (Although I hope the Yankees wouldn’t do that until he can show an improvement in his command)

    As I’m typing, Nick Green goes yard. Thanks, Veras.

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

      No, he’s basically pitched himself into the LaTroy Hawkins zone already. This appearance is prime example of that.

      He’s killin’ time.

      • Accent Shallow

        The thing with Veras is that he’s always been hittable, despite having above average stuff. Although like I said, I would imagine the Yankees don’t throw him back into the setup role unless he can suddenly greatly improve his command (and show that that’s a real improvement)

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

          I doubt Veras really gets back into a high-leverage setup role at this point, even if he starts pitching well.

          Girardi tends give the guys he trusts every opportunity to right themselves, and then, when they don’t and he moves them to the back of the pen, they don’t ever come back in the trusted zone.

          It would take Mo-level dominance for Veras to leapfrog Bruney, Marte, Aceves, and Coke in the pecking order.

  • Dorian

    Would it be unethical for me to say if they dropped a bomb on Fenway Park I would give a Papelbum like fist pump?

  • Accent Shallow

    Veras, if Posada is hurt . . .

  • Lance

    …and now Posada gets hit in the throat with a foul ball, awesome

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    i really wish it was hughes tomorrow instead of Wang.

  • Drew

    I can’t stand watching Jose Veras pitch..

  • Accent Shallow

    Seriously, Nick Green? Really?

    Boy, it’ll be hilarious for the Sox when he comes crashing back to Earth.

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

      Him and Ramon Ramirez.

    • Axl

      Everybody has been saying this for months now. WHEN is this suppose to happen?? I think they’ll still be happy with SEVERAL productive months out of the two of them. Lowrie is supposedly coming back around August (for whatever that’s worth)

      • Zach

        Because you dont expect 4 relievers to have eras around 2.25 all year long, it just doesnt happen.

        Green is a horrible SS, almost as bad as Lugo.

        • Axl

          Exactly…which makes all of it together not make any sense at all. Imagine if Ortiz actually had been hitting all year like he used to?

          Our bullpen is the antithesis of Boston’s bullpen.

  • Accent Shallow

    The Sox won’t even deign to dip into their pen for another reliever?

    Those fuckers!

  • Axl

    When it rains…it certainly pours.

    But when Wang comes out and pitches ineffectively like I’ve always stated. Make sure you blame me and launch more personal insults my way to make yourselves feel better about it all.

    It’s kind of like if Beethoven started playing piano and people were upset about it and started hurling personal insults at him because of it. lol.

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

        Oh, so that’s what you do for a living? I must admit…I was kind of curious…lol

    • pat

      It would be like if beethoven started playing the piano but only played the mexican hat dance and everybody wanted the piano player to die. Then it would be similar.

      • Axl

        Yeah, the only difference is I have a gift. I said that Burnett looked shitty immediately and everybody thought I was crazy and a jerk for saying what I saw. Then I turned out being right and everybody got even MORE upset and angry. Including yourself.

        I know it’s hard to admit somebody else is right…especially when you “vocally” disagreed with him and called him childish names. But it still doesn’t change the fact that he was right. And in this case, “he” is me. And the person who underestimated greatness…would be you…and mostly everybody else in here.

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

          No, the difference is you THINK you have a gift. What you actually have is delusions of grandeur.

          Hence, you’re a megalomaniac.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

            Please stop. You’re playing his game, and since he makes the rules to his game, he wins.

            Upon further reflection, I tip my cap to Axl. He has EVERYONE going.

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

              Fine, you got it.

              I have patience for a lot of things, but not megalomania. My bad. I’ll bite my tongue.

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                But it’s not megalomania. It’s an act. He wants to elicit these types of responses. He’s laughing his ass off at his computer. He knows what buttons to push, and pushes them repeatedly.

                I quit commenting on the game thread for a good hour because I was ashamed that I fell for it too.

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

                  You’re right, it’s an act. But it is megalomania. Axl’s not that good of an actor for there not to be a root of megalomania and paranoia at the root of all of that.

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                  I think he is. I think he vented some frustration with Burnett, saw everyone piling on him, and knew exactly what to do to piss everyone off.

                  I have no idea what the guy’s like in real life, but I know that he knows how to push people’s buttons.

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

                  When guys like you who have something to contribute quit commenting, that’s a victory for the trolls as well. Don’t let stuff like that bug you so much, my friend. You’re better than that.

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

                  You know what a real life megalomaniac does?

                  Go on internet blogs and feign super-arrogant ignorant genius just to try and annoy people.

                  Megalomaniacs push buttons just to delight in pushing buttons. Megalomaniacs piss people off just to watch them get pissed off.

                  Axl either seriously has mental problems, or he likes fucking with people by pretending he has mental problems, which is a classic symptom of actually having mental problems.

                  EIther way, he’s one seriously demented little crazy fucker.

                • Axl

                  Sorry Tommie. But as smart and megalomaniacal you actually are…the answer is none of the above.

                  Unfortunately, my frustrations pissed a lot of people off when I first got here…and I’ve been cordial at times too..but as soon as I say even the littlest thing…people jump all over me because they already have this reputation of me or something…so even if I make the lightest comment…if it even has a HINT of negativity…it’s pig pile time. Everybody jumps all over me regardless. So instead of going back and forth like a child with insults, which gets absolutely nothing accomplished, I choose to go another route.

                  But you people hold the key though. If you want to get on my case and start a crusade against me for doing barely anything at all…that’s your problem. I can be quite cordial as most of you have seen before. But once everybody starts tag teaming and ganging up on me because of some insignificant thing I notice…the rest is your fault.

                  I never start it. I don’t come on here trying to piss anybody off. I say something and people piss me off…so I retaliate in my own way (without use of insults). I apologize if it riles you up even more.

          • Axl

            So me noticing something legitimate (in this case Burnett sucking literally immediately) and YOU insulting me instead of believing me…somehow this makes me a megalomaniac…

            Man, I’d hate to see how you guys treat other people with super powers…

            • thurdonpaul

              its a bird, its a plane………..

        • Drew

          You may be insane.

        • thurdonpaul

          can you give me the lottery numbers for tomorrow ?

          • Axl

            Which state? It’ll take some time to thumb through them all…

  • Dorian

    That AB Melky just took looked just like the ones Melk and Robby were taking in August last year. Those I don’t really give a fuck AB’s. There the same AB’s that made me want to get rid of both of them.

    • Drew

      Yeah, Melky doesn’t give a shit.

      • Dorian

        That’s not what I’m saying. He just kinda gave away an AB. I hate to reference the old yankee teams but it’s the reason they were so good. Even when guys like Tino and O’Neil were old they took great at bats everytime they stepped in the box.

        • thurdonpaul

          o’neill pretty much NEVER gave away an at bat

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    lets start a rally.

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

    Rollins just straight ran through Alex Cora to keep the game alive. Great play.

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

      And Dobbs fucks it up by striking out looking.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, we get a “good” reliever!

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

      Ramon Ramirez gets one of the guys who notoriously doesn’t hit into a DP to hit into a DP. Great.

      That baffling .171 BABIP rears it’s ugly head again.

      • Accent Shallow

        I was going to post that he induces groundballs, but according to Fangraphs, he has a 36% GB% and a 47% FB%.

        Huh.

        He also has a HR/FB% of 2.9.

        Maybe there is a correction coming.

        That was a relatively well struck ball by Damon, too. A few feet either way, and it’s a hit or a force, not a DP.

  • Riddering

    Two on base, top of lineup, only one out.

    I would love to see our offense heat up here like we know they can late in the game.

  • Tom Zig

    whats with the my9 channel and sucking?

    • chriskeo

      well they are doing better than they do on fox, i hate to remind us of 22-4

    • pat

      its not your tv its the yankees.

  • Accent Shallow

    Argh. What rally?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammitttttttt

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    yay that was such an uplifting moment.

  • Axl

    Mets and Red Sox win…

    Pretty terrible.

    • Peter Lacock (anyone that boos a Yankee is the enemy)

      Man, you are very defeatist and depressing. You must be very young.

      • Axl

        Huh? Yeah, because when I think of little kids running around and playing with out any responsibilities what-so-ever…”depression” usually comes to mind. LOL

    • Zach

      Johan gave up 5 runs, he sucks right?

      • Axl

        He sucked tonight, sure. I don’t recall saying that Burnett plain sucked all the time. I recall noticing that he sucked tonight right away…and everybody banding together to start a crusade against me regardless of me being right.

  • Riddering

    Even though that DP has reduced me to broken shadow of my former self, there is a part of me glad that at least Jeter can’t be ragged on for it.

  • Manimal

    Absolute disaster.

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

    John Murphy, C, #76.

    Now, that’s something to be frustrated with. We shoulda went big, we went small.

    • Axl

      When it rains…it pours.

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

        Too bad you didn’t “call it”.

        Or, am i wrong, you did “call it” and we just didn’t listen, because you’re a genius who’s got a gift and we’re just too stupid to know it?

        • Axl

          I didn’t call it, no. But I was thinking it. Next time I’ll give you a heads up. Keep a notebook handy in your man-purse

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

            Keep a notebook handy in your man-purse

            Classic.

    • Zach

      “The scouting consensus seemed to be that Murphy had risen to the top of the pile of Florida prep catchers by the end of the season, after an amazing spring playing for the IMG Academy in Bradenton. Murphy hit .627 with 11 home runs in 102 at-bats, rapping 34 extra-base hits overall and striking out just four times. That built off a strong summer and fall performance, as Murphy starred for the Florida Bombers during Connie Mack play and the World Wood Bat tournament in Jupiter, Fla., in October 2008. Murphy’s bat attracts most of the attention, as he has a short, sharp righthanded swing that generates good bat speed and plate coverage. Scouts grade his hit tool ahead of his power, though he’s expected to produce average power with wood. He’s also athletic, having made a shift from outfield (and occasionally third base) to catcher. He’s shown he’s more than capable of handling catcher, showing plus arm strength, solid receiving ability and a quick transfer. The Miami recruit has intelligence and makeup needed for the position, as well, and had hit his way into supplemental round consideration.”

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

    I love Dave Robertson’s curve ball so much.

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

      Kevin Youkilis does not.

  • Riddering

    There’s nothing worse than watching Youk at bat when you have a stomach ache.

  • WesternYankeeFan

    Nice show out of Robertson so far.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m assuming this is pre-triple to the Canadian?

      Eh, so it goes. He’s human, it’s a blowout, he Ked the first two guys.

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

        He faced Drew-Youkilis-Bay-Lowell, only gave up one hit, and didn’t allow a run.

        I’ll take that inning 10 times out of 9 from any reliever.

      • WesternYankeeFan

        Ha, yeah. As soon as I hit post, Bay hit that triple. At least he didn’t give up a run.

        I wonder when Girardi will give him another shot in a close game? He seems so dominant in non-close games.

  • Drew

    Let’s start with a run. Go from there.

  • Dorian

    I would take a beating of Bard as consolation.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, hey, Daniel Bard. Let’s see what he’s got.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s got the perfect Sox face. Ugh.

      • WesternYankeeFan

        The Red Sox definitely have a knack for developing players who look like they should be bad guys on primetime dramas.

  • Hova

    God fcuking damn it. Can we show anything at all? One fcuking run for God’s sake?

    • Zach

      first time we’ve been shut out all year, last team to do so

  • Accent Shallow

    Goofy looking fucker throws gas. 99, 98, 100, 98 to A-Rod.

  • Charlie

    what a disgusting game. Glad i didn’t watch it, but I’m not overly thrilled with the yanks’ first draft day either. They did alright.

  • Accent Shallow

    Bard does the Papelbon face, too?

    Could this team really be more unlikeable?

  • Dorian

    FUCK YOU A.J. BURNETT. FUCKIN SHAME, YOU LOCATE PIES BETTER THAN YOU LOCATE FASTBALLS.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    that gun is bad its worser than the yes its imposible to throw a 98 mph changeup.

    • Charlie

      it is the YES gun

  • pat

    Fist pump. classy. Guess who ate shit tonight besides the Yankees?

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-421981

    me.

    • Drew

      I said the same shit last night. We generally own Beckett in the regs. watever…

  • Drew

    Eh, we lost.
    That curveball was 100mph! At what point does YES and Co. buy a fucking radar gun that works? I don’t know if I should be as pissed about it as I am but it REALLY pisses me off.

    • Zach

      It is sad, it seems like they’re oblivious to the radar gun.
      Oh 98mpg curve? impressive pitch

  • YankeeScribe

    2 hits? Really???

    • Drew

      Really. More than one but less than three, it is in fact, 2.

  • BigBlueAL

    I know most of you like to make fun of the Red Sox, but Im sorry their bullpen is pretty fuckin nasty.

    • Drew

      2 months in.

    • Zach

      No one said it wasnt, but are they going to keep a 2.57 bullpen era all year long?

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        A correction is due….maybe it will correct itself tomorrow!

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

          I mentioned Ramirez’s .171 BABIP.

          Okajima’s also benefited from a .230.

          • Zach

            exactly

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Well that was a shitty night…..

    Let’s turn it around tomorrow, some good draft picks and a victory!

  • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

    So..that was bad.
    Win the next 2 and all is well

  • Hova

    First shutout of the season has to come against these bastards. Fcuk.

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

      Hey, I take it as a plus that it took until June for someone to shut the Yankees out.

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

        That one.

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

          You’ve used that reply at least twice today. You’re losing it. You suck. Oh my god how could RAB sign you to a five year deal? Jesus Christ this is gonna be a horrible decision.

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

            On a plus note, Axl “called it” that I’d use that reply again. He so “called it”.

            • Axl

              Tommie, you give me too much credit. I know you think so highly of me…but even us immortals make mistakes you know. By the way, what’s it like down there? Up here on this high pedestal…I never can really get a clear view lol

  • Charlie

    Pathetic showing by the Yanks, we just can’t seem to beat this team. AJ Burnett is wild and overrated, and the yankees pounded the Red Sox for TWO HITS. TWo fucking hits!! Thats not how you win ballgames.

  • ranger11

    Hey, what happened to the NY symbol that indicates whether a comment has been read or not? I hate fucking Fenway!

    • Drew

      Off today cuz of the draft.

  • Bryan

    This game was a travesty. It was a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.

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

      Heh.

  • Drew

    I can’t wait to hear what Burnett says. He’s gonna be pissssssed.

  • Dorian

    Zach McAllister of A.J. Burnett. Who yu got more confidence in right now?

    I mean when you see the guy on an every 5th day basis you understand why people clowned us for that contract. The guy has no command and he is 30+ years old. I won’t kill cashman for it because I even endorsed it, but watching this guy all the time is frustrating as hell. How are 30 years old with no 3rd pitch? As of right now I loathe him the most of any player on the yankees. With that type of stuff he should be second to none in MLB but the guy has yet to attend a mid-summer classic. Doesn’t that say something?

    • Zach

      His lack of all start appearances mean absolutely nothing

      • Dorian

        Coaches select the Pitchers. That says something to me about a guy who just got 80 mil over 5 years. When you have the best stuff, I just don’t understand why a coach, one time, doesn’t think you are worthy of an All-Star appearance.

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

          No, not really.

          Using AS appearances (or any award, for that matter) just isn’t really a good way to evaluate a guy. Every year, there’s a good 5-6 guys who make it that make everyone scratch their heads, and 5-6 guys who don’t make it that deserve it.

          The fact that he’s got no appearances doesn’t mean he never deserved an appearance.

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

      It hasn’t been pretty thus far.

      It’s early, though. A.J. Burnett pre-ASB 2008 was fairly worthless. A.J. Burnett post-ASB 2008 was one of the three or four best pitchers in all of baseball.

      He can look like crap for months and then be Don Drysdale in his prime for months.

  • dkidd

    some will call this a panic move, but i don’t care:

    slade heathcott should lead off tomorrow

    • Riddering

      Unfortunately, Heathcott’s on the 15-day DL now.

  • Clayton

    Game 7 Baby!

    • Clayton

      Sorry the hockey game was better to watch than the game tonight.

      FYI hockey? Don’t worry, you’ll never get it

  • Axl

    What’s funny is that AJ Burnett was 5-0 with sick numbers against the Red Sox in his career…especially at Fenway…then IMMEDIATELY when he puts the pinstripes on…they own him. They batter him around.

    Make any sense? Of course not…

  • DCR

    Really nervous about Wang tomorrow.

    • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

      I’m very nervous about him too.

      Watch him give us 8 innings and give up only 1 run tomorrow. All our nervousness will be for nothing (I’m really hoping this scenario happens).

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

    Sergio Mitre had a nice game for SWB tonight: 6 3 1 1 1 7

    Montero DH’d for Trenton: 1-4 with a walk
    WDLR tok the loss, 6 6 4 4 2 3

    Hector Noesi w/a tough luck loss for Charleston: 8 6 2 2 2 7

    • Drew

      I think we’re going to see Mitre sooner than later.

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

      Ladies and gentlemen, pinch hitting for Mike Axisa, Matt ACTY/BBD!!!

      Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon… Manny Mota!… Mota!… ota!… ta!…

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

        I’m also Italian so I guess it makes the transition a little easier, right?

        +1 on the Airplane quote. That’s two times you’ve pleased me with movie quotes today.

  • Drew

    I completely forgot that AJ hasn’t pitched in 7 days. I guess that explains the lack of control.

    • Axl

      AJ on 7 days. Wang not being 100%. Better get prepared for a 0-8 against the Red Sox start…

      Fortunately for you…most of you don’t have to listen to it. Unfortunately for me, I hear it everyday. Hence my frustrations and venting…

      • Tom Zig

        0-8 would mean CC loses on friday against Brad Penny.

        We can and will win tomorrow.

  • Dorian

    On a brighter note, David Robertson’s ERA is now 1.86 and he is striking out close to 12 per 9

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

      Like I said, facing Drew-Youkilis-Drew-Bay and only allowing one hit and zero runs is a fantastic outing for a reliever. D-Rob was the lone bright spot tonight.

      • Dorian

        I just looked at his stats on baseball-reference and this guy is phenomenal when he gets regular work.

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

          The dude has crazy good potential (ridiculous upside?). I hope as the year goes along and going into 2010, Robertson is a go to guy.

          • Dorian

            He won’t cause Girardi for some reason trusts Phil Coke more.

  • Axl

    So who does this Heathcott guy compare too? They said the #2 pick the Mariners took compares to Darren Earstad…I mean he was good…but #2 worthy…after a guy like Strasburg? I would have expected better. And if the #2 guy is Darren Earstad…then our guy we picked must be like the 2nd coming of Ricky Ledee or something haha.

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

      Who said Ackley compares to Darrin Erstad? I’m pretty sure his ceiling is much higher than that.

  • Hova

    One other important outcome from tonight’s game. We have Hughes and Aceves ready to rock if Wang struggles.

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

      And Coke.

      Phil Coke, post-blown save against the Twins on May 16th:
      8 appearances, 7.2 IP, 31 batters faced, 4 hits, 5 walks, 5 strikeouts, 3 runs, 1 homer, 3.52 ERA, .167/.300/.292 against

    • Dorian

      And almighty MO

  • Hova

    From PeteAbe. I guess there’s a first time for everything.

    The last time a team from Boston started the season 6-0 against a team from New York was 1912 when the Red Sox won 14 straight against the Highlanders.

  • Ogie Oglethorpe

    Let’s not get crazy here. If we take one out of the next two we leave in a tie–no blood.