• BigBlueAL

    Yankees really grinding out at-bats so far.

  • Drew

    Michael Kay why are you 10000 times happier than I am? Fuck off.

  • V

    Well…

    3rd hard hit ball.

  • 65hughes

    time to get hughes in their

    • Zach

      there

  • cjc

    don’t worry wang is fine he’s only had 3 balls hit hard off him

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

      Yeah, but his stuff looks great.

      • cjc

        lol yeah I mean hey its only 5 hard hit balls basically he has out pitched wakefield

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

          I was being sarcastic.

  • E-ROC

    Right. Down. The. Middle.

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

    What a piece of shit. I’m so sick of this.

    • gxpanos

      “A piece of shit?” Really?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah really? You don’t give Wang nearly the same amount of patience you do with Phil Hughes. He won’t be fixed in 2 starts.

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

        Try comparing their ERAs for the season and then we can talk. Hughes has been flat out dominant at times this year, Wang has yet to have one acceptable start.

        • Drew

          C’mon bro. Wang >>>> Hughes. A bad 4 games doesn’t make him horrible. He’s a good pitcher. Hughes has been great, and not good. AJ has been pretty good, and horrible. AP has been good, and horrible. Joba’s been solid, with one or two speed bumps.

          • Zach

            “Hughes has been great”

            he’s had 1 great game this year

            • Drew

              like I said, he’s been “great” and not good. As in, he’s been great, and not good.

              • Zach

                I know, and i was clarifying that he’s been great once.

                1 great start
                1 good start
                5 not good starts

            • Lanny

              You cant compare the two at this point. Hughes is at least competent. Wang is Rudy Stein.

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

            2006 Wang? Yes
            2007 Wang? Yes
            2008 Wang? Yes
            2009 Wang? No, and its not even close.

            I’ve yet to see the 06-08 Wang at any point this year. There are guys that lose it all of a sudden, for reasons that don’t seem to make any sense. Dontrelle Willis comes to mind. If you would have stuck with Dontrelle for the past few years, you were hurting your team. Wang with an ERA north of 14 is hurting the team.

  • Slu

    Oh boy. What’s the excuse for Wang now?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      A fastball right down the middle called by Posada is an attempt for a strike?
      Nothing to do with Wang’s sinker so really please.

      • gxpanos

        Nah. Posada set up outside, Wang got it over the middle. Bad pitch to a good hitter.

      • Slu

        OK. Just making sure.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yeah guys keep praising Wang for the great game he is pitching today. He flat out sucks right now and should be put back into the bullpen and be lower in the pecking order than even Jose Veras.

    • Zach

      Phil Hughes has a 5.30 era and has never shown consistency in the majors

      • BigBlueAL

        I give up….

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

          Don’t give up, counter with Wang’s ERA.

          Here:

          http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=6209

          14.34 and YES, IT WENT DOWN!!!!! AFTER GIVING UP 4 ER IN 2.2 IP!!!!!!

          • Zach

            Except Hughes and been healthy all year and Wang is still working himself back into gear. Hughes hasnt accomplished anything compared to Wang, but 4 runs in 5IP in his last start is acceptable i guess.

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

              I will resist the urge to embarrass you with the game logs showing who has pitched better. You’re wrong, we’ll just leave it at that.

      • Drew

        But teh TExas!!1

    • WesternYankeeFan

      It’s nice to see Pavano get shelled by Kansas City.

  • John

    We’ll come back!!! I know we will…some breaks have to go our way!

    Cmon Law of Averages. do your thing!

  • WesternYankeeFan

    I think that is a good swing in any ballpark with a pitch like that you fucking moron.

  • Smitt Dog

    If this gets outta hand (its not even close yet…) I wanna start beaning some motherfuckers. Who’s with me?

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      I’m so down…right in the face…meanwhile Boston is right back to its apartheid. This team is entirely comprised of scruffy white-dudes.

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

      That’s for losers. I’d rather win the game.

  • Charlie

    Wakefield not getting bombed is a very frustrating experience to watch.. i know its not as easy as it looks, but its 65 mph down the middle from a completely out of shape 42 year old, for god’s sake.

  • Rey22

    This thing is just PAINFUL to watch D:

  • Reggie C.

    Is this Wang’s last start of the season ….

    • Lanny

      It damn well should be if they are serious about winning.

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    This is making me so depressed. The more they trot Wang out like this, the longer he stays broken.

  • pc69

    This is just fucking bullshit. I think the only way the Yankees can beat Boston this year is via forfeit.

    • pat

      cry about it

      oh wait, you already are.

      • pc69

        yes, I am crying. That was a great response. In the meantime, Wang is getting pounded and you are happy? go to Bostondirtdogs.com.

        • pat

          You’re incessantly bitching like a small child and it’s wearing thin. We are tied for first place with the Red Sox. Losing a few games to them is nothing to cry about.

          • pc69

            my bitching like a small child is the same as your insipid comments to everyone you disagree with = hello pot I am kettle. I am sorry that mediocrity is acceptable to you but it is not to me.

            I want Boston buried, I want a 5 game lead by the end of the week, and I want the Yankees to play like Yankees not like Staten Island.

            If that bothers you, unplug your computer.

      • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

        Sorry what is there to like about being made to look this bad? Hopefully Hughes holds this thing where it is because losing 7 straight to the Red Sox? I don’t know how I don’t cry about that.

  • pat

    Sory big sloppy try again next time.

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

    Chien-Ming Wang sucks ass…I’m sorry they can sugar coat it until they have diabetes but I haven’t seen anything promising from him. Not saying he’s done…I don’t really have the skills to judge anything like that but he is definitely not good enough to start for the Yankees right now. They fucked up by bringing him back they need to get him out of here. This is embarrassing, I hate the Red Sox and I hate that they look so much better than the Yankees right now…horrible. I can barely watch.

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

    aaaaand that SHOULD have been out. To Ortiz, no less.

  • Charlie

    at some point we’ve got to stop making excuses for Wang.. he just sucks. Former 19 game winner or not, it’s not looking good for him and the yanks can’t afford losing every time he pitches.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’m calling it. Wang will come back to form and he’ll devastate after the All-Star break.

      • Charlie

        I would love to believe just that… but i can’t

  • DGeezy

    o boy ortiz hit it far …CURTAIN CALL TIME!!!!

    • pat

      sadly enough they gave him a standing O

  • Aaron Boone

    is hughes even warming? that was crushed to the hardest part of the park…

  • Riddering

    Not on Melky’s watch, Ortizthisone!

  • John

    I still give him one more start against the Mets for all the marbles

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

      Why? What have you seen that makes you want to see him pitch again?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        A sinker that sinks. You’re patience for Wang is completely nonexistent.

        • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

          Patience is for spring training…we’re almost half-way into the regular season…this isn’t the time for patience

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

            Nah, Wang isn’t here to help the Yanks win, the Yanks are here to help Wang ‘get going’. Everybody knows that.

            Who cares if we lose games that might cost us a playoff spot. As long as Wang is happy.

            • Nady Nation

              Maybe the organization shouldn’t have called him up prematurely, and lined up his 2nd start back, on a limited pitch count mind you, at Fenway.

              • Lanny

                They cant keep sending him out there to get his brains bashed in. Even the AAA Mets will pound him.

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

                We all know they screwed up on the call up, and I didn’t like pitching him in Fenway. But the fact remains he’s still not helping us win any games, which is his job.

  • tim

    Can we put him on maternity leave?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Ow.

  • Smitt Dog

    Finally, hughes is up.

  • JackC

    They’re punishing his pitches now

  • Charlie

    Hughes better be pitching next inning

  • E-ROC

    Phil Hughes is warming up. Thank Mo!

  • Mike HC

    I hope that Wang is just rusty.

    • Tom Zig

      He is on regular rest.

    • Reggie C.

      uhmm. …. we’re way beyond “rusty” as an excuse at this point.

  • WesternYankeeFan

    Hughes is up.

  • pat

    AAaand YES turns the mic’s up so everybody can hear the yankees suck chants. Bahaha

  • JackC

    What’s the over/under at this point of Wang lasting longer than Burnett last night?

    • Charlie

      who cares?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on Wang get out of this inning pleasee thats all i ask for.

  • The Iron Horse

    if anyone else is listening to sterling, you know why he needs to disappear

    • JackC

      Why? What’s he bloviating about now?

      • The Iron Horse

        “in other sports, you can tell your team to toughen up, and they’ll come out after half time and play harder. what can you do in baseball? punch the pitcher in the nose?”

        – john sterling

        • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

          There are a lot of people on the field right now I’d love to punch in the nose.

        • JackC

          He is tragically bad. I’m impressed he’s observed the game accurately enough to know the Yanks are losing, at least.

        • Charlie

          that’s brilliant if he actually said that.

        • Hova

          That is why baseball is an individual sport. It is the furthest thing from a team game. Never on the same level of football or basketball when it comes to comradery, teamwork, etc.

          Just a bunch of individuals playing independently. Hence all the thousands of statistics you can compile on them. That’s why so many teams with no team chemistry or even internal hatred for each other have won championships. You’ll never find that with a football or basketball team.

  • Charlie

    Wang looks as fragile as glass out there.

  • V

    I’ll say it now – right now, today, Red Sox fans are better than Yankees’ fans. The cheering for Ortiz vs. the booing of ARod clinches it for me.

    Man, you fucks are annoying as shit. You’d think we’re watching the fucking Pirates in their 17th consecutive losing season the way you whiners keep bitching and moaning.

    I’m out.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      +1.

      • pc69

        What does +1 mean? Is that like “and one” in basketball?

    • Drew

      good.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Red Sox fans ARE better than Yankee fans.
      It’s not just today.
      Ortiz gets a curtain call for a fly ball.
      A-Rod gets booed for a fly ball.
      Wang is hated be a lot of fans because their patience is no where to be found.
      If he was as bad as his first start it’d be 20-1 right now.
      As bad as this start is it will continue to improve.

      • Drew

        Plus they yell “STE…….ROIDS.”
        Boston = good stuff.

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

        Have fun rooting for your new team.

    • Charlie

      i think i’m gonna cry. Everyone here is allowed to complain about the yankees, that’s the way it is.

    • Reggie C.

      Honestly …. its easy for fans to have good will towards players when the home team has won 2 world series in the past half decade and is routing the hated rivals. i’d stand up and cheer too after a long fly ball.

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      Good get out no one asked for your opinion anyway

  • pat

    Swish you are clearly not derek jeter nor will that forgive your last two brain farts.

  • Drew

    Good one Swisher.

  • Ivan

    It’s really tough to see CMW pitch cuz, you know the guy is so much better than this and right now he’s not on his mojo right now. He’s basically fighting with one hand tied behind his back.

  • Buddy

    How come the Sox fans cheer their favorite players even when they struggle but our d!ckhead fans booo mercilessly when Arod or Jeter struggles.

    Their team and even their fans are better.

    • Zach

      You really want to cheer a guy batting .190?
      Accept crap and you get crap

      • Buddy

        Yeah, cuz if the Sox fans starting booing Ortiz he would get better. You must be one of those dumba$$’s who boo our players. Yeah! That’ll gettem going!!!

        • Zach

          There’s other options to booing when a player is in a slump or doesnt come true, you do nothing and accept that a ‘good’ hitter fails 7 out of 10 times, that a pitcher can give up 2 runs in 1 inning and go on to pitch a great game.

    • DCR

      Varitek, Manny, Schilling, and Foulke were all booed.

    • pat

      Yankee fans are complete shit.

      Read this thread for examples 1-100

    • DGeezy

      i find it to be completely absurd for them to give ortiz a standing ovation for making a long out & giving him a curtain call after every homerun he’s hit this year.

    • http://justinyates.wordpress.com justin

      Are you people kidding me? Does booing really bother you that much? Did you get booed by your parents as kids is that why you give a shit about it. These people get paid millions of dollars to perform, they don’t give a fuck about what a bunch of drunk idiots who paid way to much to see them suck do. If they don’t care why do you?

    • Riddering

      That’s like saying someone who cheers for tupperware is superior to a person who cheers for diplomatic progress in troubled areas in the world merely based on their outward enthusiasm.

      Yes, I just compared the Sox to tupperware and there’s nothing you can do about it.

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

        TUPPERWARE!!!!!! WOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  • Smitt Dog

    I know it was probably just to atone for the error(s) earlier, but you have to love a guy whose instinct leads him to do that… in Fenway no less.

  • John

    Well, a lot of the sabermatricians have been saying that someone who does miss a lot of bats and does not get enough K’s, like Wang, will struggle. They’ve said that Wang will get into trouble but he had been proving them wrong. But can it be that their statements are becoming true now?

    • Zach

      Derek Lowe and his 60million disagree

      • John

        Ummm in his career his K/9 is higher than nearly 2 than Wang’s

        • Zach

          while playing in the NL West, while he was a starter in Boston it was 4.9-5.2
          Imagine if Wang got to pitch to the pitcher twice a game.

        • Zach

          While Wang had his K9 rising: 3.6, 3.1, 4.7, 5.1

        • Zach

          ???

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      It’s walks that are going to be his downfall. He needs to not be afraid to pitch to contact because comes the time you give up a big blow you’d rather have a minimal amount of runners on base obviously. But I see your point, it’s well taken. I just want to see him continue to challenge guys. This game is very within reach.

      • John

        BTW trust me I still have faith in him

  • tim

    Is Swish just trying to figure out a way to leave early?

  • Jake H

    And the Taiwan economy crashes again

  • Bryan

    Is anyone else pissed that the Yanks completely panicked when Joba got hit and now we are paying the price?

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Wow. Why not let him finish the inning against some dude I’ve never heard of before?

    • Zach

      he did hit 22 HR in 400 AB in AAA last year

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        CMW was lights out in the minors too.. O_o

    • Raf

      dude ripped it against him last time

      • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

        Gotcha. I must have switched over to the Met game that time. Maybe he just wanted Hughes into the game without waiting since we all know the Yankees will be teeing off on Wake next inning.

  • tim

    C’mon Phil. Make ’em rue the day they put you in the pen.

  • Drew

    Middle of an inning. I guess he had plenty of time to warm, otherwise, I’d doubt we see him.

  • JackC

    2 2/3 innings is the magic number for Yankee starters this series

  • Raf

    ugh the Wang situation was mishandled and its coming back to bite them in the ass. you maybe give Wang one more start but you cant expect anymore than this right now and they cant keep running him out. stuck in a tough place for sure.

  • Slu

    How many pitches did Wang throw?

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

      Too many.

  • bonestock94

    Wakefield is gonna get shelled tonight, I can feel it. This one is far from over.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Absolutely. If they just stop being so anxious and wait on a couple pitches.

    • Reggie C.

      that’s all well and good , but we just saw the end of Wang tonight.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Nope we’re going to keep seeing him.

      • bonestock94

        No way its over for Wang. Maybe another stint in the bullpen or even the DL. You can’t give up on him yet, he was too good so recently.

  • Jefree

    I’m not watching on TV. What did Swisher do?

  • Charlie

    Why now? Why not let him try to get out of the inning at least?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Because Wang is the worst Yankee pitcher to ever pitch the game and we need to kill him. He sucks, nobody likes him and he’ll never become good again.
      And no charlie, this is not a mock to you.

  • Dorian

    Now on the mound for the Yankees. Phil Hughes numba #65

  • Matt M.

    Ugh…what are we gonna do with wang.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Easy. Let him continue starting.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Let him pitch. I’m impressed. His stuff was great. Once he gets his confidence back he’s going to be awesome.

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

        I don’t know… His velocity was good, but I don’t know that his “stuff was great.” Looked to me like he was throwing the ball straight to the dirt because the sinker wasn’t sinking like it used to.

        • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

          Was he getting particularly mashed with sinkers up like before? Just for an example, go look at the walk to Youk. Sure, it was a walk. However look at the location of those pitches. They were much better

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

            Meh… I’m not really arguing strenuously with you here because I don’t know what the next move is with Wang (leave him in the rotation or put him in the ‘pen). But, yeah, he did get mashed tonight when he got the ball up into the strike zone, because he didn’t have the sink he needs. Was he as bad as he was in early April? No. But he was still really bad tonight.

            • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

              Really bad? Absolutely not. Absolutely not. Look what I said. “Like before.” He is clearly well onto his way back. With the rotation as is they can afford to let him work out his troubles in the rotation, it would be totally asinine to throw him back in the bull pen.

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

                The statement where I used the words you quoted, “really bad,” was not a statement about his performance tonight relative to his performance in early April. To the contrary, you should look at what I said. He was really bad tonight. He didn’t make it out of the 3rd inning, put 9 runners on base (including a HR), and gave up 4 runs. That’s really bad, whether it’s an improvement over his early April performances or not.

                • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

                  Thanks for all the pretty italics. I think he’s moving along and I’ll continue to think that in my own happy little world regardless of what you say. Sorry, I just can’t get gray hair over something I have absolutely no control of. No pun intended.

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

                  Dude, I never said he’s not improving. From the start I said his performance tonight was not as bad as his performances in early April. I honestly have no idea what point you think you’re arguing with.

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

                  I’m also pretty sure your penultimate sentence was not a pun. It would have been if you were referring to something Wang had no control of, with the ambiguity of the use of the word “control” being the crux of the pun, but there’s no way anyone would confuse something you have no control of as a reference to Wang’s lack of control of his pitches.

                  Just sayin.

      • Riddering

        Supportive comments for Wang = manna from heaven.

        I agree. He picked himself up and delivered some nice strikeouts tonight. I want to see him continue in the rotation.

    • Tim

      They got Hibachi at the new stadium?

  • Tim

    Kenny Singleton, Phil used better not get used to relieving and the problem was not not enough strike, it’s that every strike was tattooed.

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Hey guys, What are your thoughts on guys who come out of the pen in late inning situations throwing curve balls? I’m just curious what everyone else things because in most cases you see sliders/slurves and pitches to that nature.

  • pat

    FUCKING HUGHES BALKED GET HIM OUTTA HERE

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Actually the patience level of Hughes >>>>>>>>>>>>>> patience of Wang.
      If Wang balked someone it is the equivalent of Hughes giving up 10 runs.

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

        Please stop with the Wang/Hughes-patience attack on other commenters. CMW’s ERA is over 14 and he really hasn’t given the Yankees a reasonable chance to win any game he has started this season. If Hughes performed like that there aren’t too many people who would argue with demoting him to AAA to get some work in.

  • Lily

    i don’t get it? if he’s on an 85 pitch count why did they take him out? if he wasn’t built up to pitch 100-110 pitches why let him pitch in games that count with teams like boston who take pitches? another dumb move by girardi and yankees. this team is a fuckin tease i can’t take them. and whats with our hitters swinging at the first fuckin pitch. this shit is annoying.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah man I wish Cashman made a 1st place team for us. I’m tired of dead last.

      • Zach

        we’re only tied for first! they fucking suck!1!!

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I think we’re about to be kicked out the AL East because we suck so much. Maybe out of baseball altogether

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Yeah we’re going for a winless season this year.

          • Lanny

            We’ll be winless in the Wang starts.

    • Dorian

      MOTHER FUCK JORGE POSADA. How many times are you going to call for a fastball on the outside corner? I mean Christ, you insist on pitchers throwing what you call and won’t call for a fastball inside. The clown called 5 consectuive fastballs to Drew before he pounded one off the wall. Then, as if Youkilis wasn’t paying attention to the last AB, you call for a 2-0 fastball on the outside corner. What did you think was going to happen?

      I have loathed his pitch selection for a long time, but this is the final straw. It’s no wonder Phil throws his 2 best games of the season with Molina and Cervelli. C.C is rolling along with Cervy and then here comes Posada and C.C gives up 5 runs all of a sudden.

      Sincerely,
      My Rant

  • bonestock94

    I guess its good that I listened to Mike Axisa about starting Wang. And to tommy smith john whatever I actually did draft oliver perez for a late pick lol. I traded him for Linebrink though whose paid off though.

  • pat

    Dirrrrrty curve. Nice phranchise

  • pc69

    I just love Phil’s hook. Nasty!

  • Hughes

    Nice Hughes.

    • Hughes

      I type Hughes when my name is Ivan LOL.

  • Lily

    ok its now time for the yankees to be patient hitters and for hughes to keep us in this game

  • Tom Zig

    Is it me or does it look like Hughes put on some serious muscle weight this off season?

    • BigBlueAL

      I believe he said he added like 10 to 15 lbs in the off-season to get stronger.

      • pat

        Agreed, he looks alot thicker.

    • JeffG

      Yeah, he’s got stronger.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hughes’ 2 curves were nasty as shit that ab.

  • JeffG

    Wang looks dejected.

  • Max

    Anybody watching the ESPN broadcast instead of YES? Sutcliffe is wearing me out…

    I liked him better when he was shitfaced and mumbling about Bill Murray and George Clooney.

    • Luis Polonia

      I think you speak on behalf of everyone else in saying that.

  • Charlie

    If Phil wasn’t here, i would advocate continuing to start Wang, but hughes is just flat out nasty.

  • Drew

    Swisher should be sitting down for the rest of this one. I know he’s trying out there but sometimes, “trying” isn’t good enough.

  • Jake H

    I didn’t know you could hit a ball that was at your neck.

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

      Seriously. How he foul-tipped it is beyond me.

  • JackC

    Does anyone else think it’s weird that Posada, according to YES, had only 7 career ABs against Wakefield coming into the game?

    • Zach

      that cant be right. Wake has like 32 starts, 200+ innings against the Yankees

    • Aaron

      he’s had about 6-7 abs per year against wakefield for a decade or so…

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

      77 career PA, 63 AB.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Wow… A fu#!@ ton of these comments are absolutely pathetic…

    • Nady Nation

      Both these threads have been brutal.

    • claybeez

      Probably the price of popularity. I used to do the Bronx Banter game threads with regularity before a cpl Negative Nancy’s started showing up daily a cpl seasons back. And, boy were they insistent. 1 or 2 are still there. I’ll check in, but it gets to be too much when the Yanks are losing.

  • Chris V.

    WOW You guys are ridiculous. This is like a lohud game thread. It’s june and we are in first place relax a little.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      It’s whiny 6 year old girls. They should be going to bed soon. Or they’ll grow a pair suddenly when we start winning.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Unfortunately. But I think it’s starting to cool down now that everyone got what they wanted.
      Ok this ump is garbage. He’s giving all these calls to Wakefield but not to Wang.

  • Tim

    Walk off a knuckler, who would’ve thought?

    • Raf

      taking pitches does lead to good things. someone tell the dugout

      • John

        yea but those 2 first pitches to Robbie and Alex were literally right down the middle according to Gameday

  • JackC

    Time for Swish to atone

  • BBDC

    If the Boston Red Sox were 0-6 against the Yankees and on the verge of going 0-7 wouldnt their playbook call for them to instigate a brawl, featuring he who wears a mask while throwing punches at ARODs face.

    Should the Yankees consider doing the same or is this something that only works for scrappy blue collar underdog overacheiver teams like Boston

    • Zach

      only gritty teams are allowed to do that, overpaid no-heart losers cant

    • Lanny

      Would it kill them to throw at Youkiliss and keep that going? Start treating him like Pedro treated Jeter in the early 00’s.

  • John

    Oh snap! Wakefield pumped some gas against Matsui and hit 73!

    • Zach

      did the YES gun show 97???

  • DCR

    No matter the out come of this game, I am getting drunk and doing cannon balls into upscale hotel pools after this. WHOSE WITH ME?!

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

      Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you’re doing and listen.

      CANNONBALL!

  • pc69

    do you think ARod, Posada and Cano are taking notes that taking pitches is a good thing against Wakefield

    • Zach

      left out Jeter’s name

  • E-ROC

    Melkman delivers!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I THOUGHT THIS GAME WAS OVER!

    • Drew

      C’mon, you know some people think the game is over after (or today, before) the 4th inning. No need to beat that horse.

      • Zach

        4th inning? I though the first team to score wins??

    • Lanny

      It’s good to spot a great team 4 runs with a pitcher who shouldn’t be starting the majors in their home park. Good thing Girardi has a limit on the pain he can endure and took him out to actually give team comeback a chance.

  • Drew

    lol Swisher made sure that time…

    • Raf

      Matsui didnt. easy DP if it gets caught

  • Raf

    yeah melky. good to see some patience now, hopefully they keep it up

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    nice hit melkyy.

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

    All right. RAB rips on someone, and they come through. Go MelkY!

    • John

      great now you’re cheering for him again

      • Zach

        was he ever cheering AGAINST him?

  • Max

    Here we go. Big Inning.

  • Slu

    Nice! Rally Time.

  • Tim

    Is it just me or is Wakefield starting to look like Eddie Harris a la Major League?

    • Slu

      Awesome.

      • Tim

        Up your butt Jobu.

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

      Crisco in the nose.

  • Hughes

    Come on Melky, get a big hit.

  • Hova

    Mr. Pawlikowski. Didn’t you mention on the last thread that its clear as day they would never bring Hughes in during the middle of an inning? Can that have a seriously adverse affect on his arm? If so, Cashman needs to rip Girardi a new one. We already mishandled the Wang situation, and now they’re fcuking with a future stud.

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

      I did say that. I don’t know why they did it, but it might have somethin to do with Kottaras at the plate.

  • E-ROC

    C’mon Jeter…

  • Jake H

    Jeter looking terrible.

    • Raf

      he really needs to just stop swinging first pitch. especially in that situation.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Please Flaherty be quiet. I don’t care if its luck or skill, I’ll take the run.

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

    Why is Jeter in such a hurry?

  • Ivan

    Lets go Yanks.

  • pc69

    WTF? Jeter have dinner plans.

  • Luis Polonia

    Did I just hear them discussing Papelbon as a potential HOFer? I wasn’t really paying that much attention.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Obviously. Papelbon brings intensity to this game unlike Joba Chamberlain.

      • Jose

        And a 250 career ERA+, 10.5 SO/9, and 127 saves at 28 years old.

        • Luis Polonia

          21 guys have had more saves at 28 than Papelbon…including Ugueth Urbina. Two of those guys are HOFers. Closers that make the HOF do it because they have longevity and are successful over a long period of time. We’ll see where he stands in 10 years.

  • Hova

    From PeteAbe:

    Not sure what there is left to say. Wang is at a career crossroads at this point. He is out of options, he apparently isn’t injured and he can’t pitch remotely like he used to. I can’t imagine the Yankees DFA him and what trade value could he have? But they can’t keep running him out there if he’s going to pitch like this.

    • Lanny

      You know it’s really bad for Wang when Pete Abraham says its almost over for him.

    • Zach

      Great insight, think i may of heard it once or twice over the past 3 months

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Let him start 2 more games. If it fails put him in the bullpen until this time he is PROVEN to start.

  • Raf

    we all hope that happens this year Damon

  • Tim

    Please put Damon on for Tex.

  • Jose

    Anyone else realize how awesome it is that we could end this series and be 1-7 against the Red Sox, but still be tied for first?

  • pat

    It takes balls to throw a 74 mph fastball.

    • Ivan

      Yeah when nobody expects it.

  • Tim

    Of course.

  • Reggie C.

    JD …. argh.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damon are you f’ing kidding me.

  • Jake H

    Why can’t the Yanks get a hit with runners in scoring position?

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

      Melky says hi.

      • Bill R

        Damon says bye

  • Raf

    ugh, was hoping we would get some more that inning.

  • Ivan

    Ugh Damon.

    By the way, torre is a prick, for saying people didn’t want Damon as a yank.

  • John

    damn that strike 2 was so outside

  • Mike HC

    I love the RAB commenters telling Jeter how to hit. You guys really think you know how to wike Wakefield better than Jeter does??

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

      I would never tell Jeter how to hit, because I lack the skill. Taking a couple of pitches against a guy who is clearly struggling isn’t hitting, it’s common sense.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yikes if we scored some of these guys in scoring position this game would be really different.
    They gotta start hitting with runners in scoring position.
    Wait what am I talking about? This is all Wang’s fault obviously.

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

    So I’m assuming Wang just wasn’t very good? I just got in from work/dinner about five minutes ago.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He was better but still pretty bad. I don’t think he was getting some calls that Wakefield is getting though.
      He has 3 ER since Swisher made an error.
      He’s improving and that’s the important thing.
      If he wasn’t he’d give up 20 runs to this Boston offense.

    • Bill R

      wasn’t very good? Wang was fucking awful!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Oh come on! Please really you’re ignorance amazes me.
        He is IMPROVING from ultimate suckitiude. 3 ER in 2.2 IP compared is not good at all. But compare that to his first three starts.

    • Drew

      It’s tough to say, obviously the score says horrid. IMO, Wang had some good pitches and 0 control. Couple that with defense that forgot to catch the ball and a little misfortune, you have 4 runs in 3 innings.

  • DGeezy

    poor pitching, poor defense & poor hitting with risp…we’re still in the game but it’s not lookin good.

    • Zach

      why isnt it looking good? they have men on base every inning against Wake, and we have Hughes out there. what can go wrong?

      • DGeezy

        That. ugh.

  • bonestock94

    This is definitely a muted game. I’d rather watch it on NESN.

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

      +1

    • Max

      Sutcliffe makes it sound like the Sox had a 5 game lead coming in.

  • Reggie C.

    Alright Hughes . State your case.

  • Tim

    Anyway Wang can get “injured” again?

    • Zach

      anxiety disorder looks like a good choice

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Seriously if he gives up 7 runs an inning again just put him for another DL stint and don’t give a fuck about what other team’s think.
      But that should be a last resort.

  • Bill R

    I’ve just received word AXL aka the prophet AKA Nostradamus AKA the savior is on his way. So Have no fear Logic and Reasoning is here!

    • Zach

      did he ‘call it’ earlier?

      • Drew

        totally.

      • Bill R

        yes, yes he did. Read the post on phil hughes in the pen and he explains it all there

  • Zach

    Where is all the hate when Hughes goes 2-0 against JD Drew?

    • Zach

      or 3-1

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

      Yeah, they should have left Wang in, he was getting the job done. That singular at-bat defined Hughes’ night.

      • Zach

        2 ER in 0.2 IP

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

    Take your time Melk, no reason to hurry the ball back to the infield.

  • Yankees Brawl

    I got a question about wakefield. IT seems like his fastball sits around mid 70s and knuckleball around mid 60s. My question is how has this guy survived in the majors for the past 14 years or so with that kind of velocity. I know velocity doesn’t automatically correlate to effectiveness but i mean cmon. why cant hitters just lock in.

    • Drew

      Because he throws a knuckle ball.

    • Raf

      because his fastball isnt his bread and butter.

    • Marcus

      The knuckleball breaks a different way each time he throws it (or that’s what it is supposed to do). Even the catcher has a tough time tracking it many times. You can’t lock in on that.

      The fastball is just to keep the hitters honest. 75 mph looks like 90 after watching all those knucklers flutter by.

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

    How is J.D. Drew not broken after running for a triple?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wang you suck though you didn’t pitch that!

  • BigBlueAL

    People call Yankee Stadium a bandbox, that was a piece of shit flyball to LF that is a triple a Fenway.

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

      Park Factor for new Yankee stadium-106

      Park Factor for past 5 years at Fenway-106

  • Drew

    AHhh. Love Melky’s arm. Just missed.

  • Raf

    Melky seems to hesitate sometimes instead of just throwing it in. should’ve had him either way but just got to get the ball in

  • Bill R

    Axl via the cell phone says he’s calling Youk 2 run shot

    • Bill R

      WOW! that was a good call!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        LOL. You patience for Hughes is so much more than so of Wang. That is ridiculous.

        • DCR

          I don’t know if you realize this but Chien Ming Wang has made one good appearance this year.

  • Ivan

    Come on Hughes.

  • Zach

    Why cant Hughes throw strikes? Someone needs to scream in his face

    • Drew

      ietc.

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

    Givin’ the runs right back. Dammit.

  • pc69

    Breaking news: ESPN is reporting that Boston can walk on water.

    • Mike Pop

      We all know what Lester’s tears do..

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Let me guess… Gammons?

      • Zach

        Delcarmen future NL CLOSER!!!!1!

    • Zach

      Bard turns water into wine

    • Riddering

      Ellsbury once stole home….when Fenway was submerged in water!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wang’s fault.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      I was going to say Cashman’s..

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Nope today is all on Wang.

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

      YOU’RE the only one still harping on Wang’s performance tonight, you know.

      • Charlie

        i know, right. He’s relentless, though, he’ll keep sarcastically blaming it on wang or girardi for the rest of the game

  • pat

    yikes.

  • Tim

    Ugh. Tapping out.

  • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

    Oh god

  • 454uh

    Nothing like the Red Sox, Wang and Burnett to transform you back to April.

  • BigBlueAL

    It doesnt matter who pitches for the Yankees anymore, the Red Sox fucking own every one of them.

    • Lily

      seriously our only hope now is cc tomorrow…

  • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

    Um, Why?

  • Reggie C.

    Why. Can’t. We. Beat. These. Guys. (part II)

    • pc69

      They are just better.

      • Bill R

        They are NOT better than us! Their bottom 4 hitters ARE A JOKE!

      • Mike Pop

        Even if they are better, they are not THAT much better. Plus, I hesitate to call them better.

        The Mo game and AJ game(not yesterday) should of been W’s and the SP’s here this series didn’t really give the yanks much of a shot.

        Plus, they have won 6 on the Yanks and are only tied for 1st, not up.

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

          woah, Pop’s here. Haven’t seen you ’round lately. How you been buddy?

          • Mike Pop

            Ha, you guys love me, you really, really love me!

            Ya, just been out alot was on vacation for a week with some friends in Wildwood. We all know how that goes..

            Last thing I remember was I woke up on the floor of some Japanese family’s rec room, and they would not stop screaming.

            Was wild.

    • Drew

      WE. HAVEN’T. LOST. YET. TODAY.

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

        Actually, Drew, the game is over after 4. These innings don’t count. Even if the Yankees score, the runs don’t count.

  • Raf

    how was that not a swing??

  • manimal

    Fuck this fucking bull shit, I’m so fucking heated right now Joe Girardi is reallyyyyyyyy pissing me off. The gameplan is just terrible, I havent even seen a curveball by hughes yet. Absolutely retarded.

    • Mike Pop

      How is this Girardi’s fault?

    • Zach

      blame Girardi for Hughes not throwing a curve?

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      True, Girardi needs to stop serving up those meatballs over the plate. He just has no location tonight.

      • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

        ietc

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No no no no no. Didn’t you hear, it was Girardi’s gameplan.
        Girardi has been calling fastballs right down the middle as a catcher!

        • Zach

          oh shit, he beat up jorge in the clubhouse and stole his uniform and catcher gear!

          • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

            Pissed on his hands too.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Girardi deserves it because him and Wang are the source of every Yankee loss in the history of the Yankees.

            • Riddering

              His own or Jorgie’s?

        • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

          *Rips out hair* Dammnit!!1!1!1!!!!!!1111!

      • Charlie

        ietc, and also, phil has thrown quite a few curves.

        • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

          There are plenty of things you can blame on Girardi. In fact, I might be one of his biggest critics but that was absolutely ridiculous.

    • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

      No, It’s Posada and is Catcher ERA. sarcasm*

  • E-ROC

    Too much of the plate on that one.

  • Charlie

    On a positive note, Carl Pavano just got absofuckinglutely ROCKED.

    • Raf

      doesnt help the Yanks so not really positive

  • jonathan

    Can we just forfit the 18 or 19 games against the sox this season so we dont have to watch this!!

    • Drew

      no.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Nope. Sorry. That’s not how it works. Enjoy.

  • A.D.

    Looks like the pitching decided to not come to Boston

    • pc69

      Offense too.

  • Charlie

    Oh shit, what happened to hughes there? I stepped away for a minute.

    • Zach

      Wang went back out there, gave up a HR, then Hughes replaced him again

      • JobaWockeeZ

        LOL beat me to it. Nicely played.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Wang came in to pitch out of nowhere because obviously every ER today is Wang’s fault.
      Oh and btw not a mock on you again.

  • Joba-to-the-pen

    Phil Hughes for closer.So easy.Who needs MO.

  • Yankees Brawl

    im not throwing my towel in but come october, bostons just gonna get tougher.

    • Mike Pop

      So are the Yankees.

      • pc69

        Not with this pitching staff as it currently looks.

        • Mike Pop

          Prior to these two games, you were prob very confident.

          • Yankees Brawl

            actually i wasnt, cuz I know before these two games we were still 0-5 against the sox.

          • pc69

            No I wasn’t because this team has barely been beating teams they should beat.

  • Jake H

    Are the Yanks giving the scouting reports to the Sox?

  • Bill R

    TEX is the only one who WANTS TO WIN!!!!!!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Of course every Yankee is paid to lose.
      What am I saying?
      WANG NEEDS TO HIT WITH RISP!!!!

    • For lack of a more creative name… Alex

      rite now, I would have Mark Teixeira’s children.

  • Raf

    Teix double party.

  • Drew

    Teix is the friggin man, but boy, he is not fast.

  • pat

    Tex wore his big boy pants tonight thats nice.

  • Raf

    this first pitch swinging stuff is getting annoying.

  • Lily

    of course alex swing at the first pitch, wait here comes cano

    • Zach

      yeah right down the middle sucks

  • Nady Nation

    Jesus A-Rod, take a pitch!

  • pc69

    Sutcliffe: That was a great AB by ARod, sacrificing his AB to move teh runner up.

    Oh wait, wrong team. Sorry.

    • Zach

      ha ietc

  • Bill R

    Axl wants me to tell you that Tex will not score from 3rd.

    • Bill R

      I told him he’s crazy

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Because Wang will not come up with the RBI. He is the source of every Yankee loss in history.

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

    Eh, well they are just a walk, a bloop, and a blast away from tying the game.

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

      Can’t walk if you swing at the first pitch….

    • Lily

      lol not when your pitchers keeping letting them tack on more runs , when boston has the best bullpenn and when our hitters aren’t being patient up there

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

    Two outs for one run = no good.

  • Zach

    Why did Cano swing at the third pitch? The first pitch was perfect for him!

  • pc69

    TAKE A MOTHER FUCKING PITCH.

  • Jake H

    Is Johnny F really this retarded?

  • DGeezy

    nobody blink, you might miss an inning of the yankees at the plate

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Okay I went to get a glass of water for a few minutes and the Yankees were done in like the 1st. No joke.

  • Pasqua

    Who should be more frustrated?

    The Yankees because they haven’t beaten the Sox this year, whereas just a half-decent record against them would equal a relatively comfortable first place lead?

    or…

    The Sox because they are beating the snot out of the Yankees, game after game, and have only been able to manage a tie for first place?

    • Zach

      Half decent record would be what 3-3? 2-4? Hm 2-3 game lead in JUNE is really comfortable

      Sox dont need to be frustrated, they have SMOLTZ and BUCHHHHOLZ coming soon!1

      • Pasqua

        Oh, yes, I forgot that we patrol verbiage on this site. “Comfortable” meaning “better than a tie for first.” I would think the Yanks would be more comfortable with that than their current situation.

        • Zach

          No but there’s a difference between a 2-4 game lead in June and a 2-4 game lead on September 30.

          Yeah sure a 2-4 game lead right now would be great, but would that make you feel any more comfortable? that can change in a week

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

      B

  • Jake H

    I love the effort out there today. HUH Wake can’t throw it over the plate so lets swing at the first pitch, lets swing at pitches at our eyes.

    • Zach

      There’s someone whos not paying attention to the swings, because alot of them were right down the middle

  • Charlie

    wow a friggin 7 pitch inning? really? And by the way tex is making theo epstein cry right about now. he sure sees that knuckle ball well.

    • DCR

      Yeah I am sure Epstein is crying his eyes out about being tied for first place and on his way to 8-0 against his arch rivals.

  • bonestock94

    Breaking News: Peter Gammons is getting word that Ortiz has just had a successful bowel movement, a sure sign that he is on his way back.

    • Lily

      lmao, in time to face the yankees

  • Matt-Pitt

    Where did the patience on this team go? First pitch swinging at everything. Their patience at the plate is just as bad as some “fans” with A-Rod.

    I’m following on gameday but does anybody actually feel good about this game? I’m prob in the minority but I think if Hughes can hold em’ to 6, Yanks win this one.

    • Drew

      Eh, it’s Wakefield. He can be forced out of the game at any time.

    • nathan

      I would be shocked if they can do anything of that sort… ourABs other than Tex are poor and our pitching is bleeding runs every inning

    • bonestock94

      I do, its only a 3 run game and a majority of our power hitters haven’t stepped up yet…against a lackluster pitcher.

  • Drew

    I wish Michael Kay knew the definition of empathy. Doe he know who he’s broadcasting to? He is so fucking happy.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Ehh well he’s trying to not be biased unlike ESPN and such. Though empathy for the Yankees would be better, I can’t complain.

  • Max

    This is driving me crazy. Time to hit the Glenfiddich.

    • JeffG

      I have smoked a carton already.

  • JeffG

    We can’t walk Big Sloppy… I hope he is not going to get tentative after Youk’s hit.

  • Zach

    Walked a .197 HITTER!! WANG you suck!

    • Bill R

      Wang?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah because everything is Wang’s fault. Don’t you hate Wang too?

      • Zach

        sarcasm

    • Dorian

      I would appreciate it if you removed the saddle from Wanger’s private area.

    • Lily

      yankee pitchers, aren’t they in the top five in walks allowed?

  • Raf

    Hughes not getting some close calls. last thing we need is to be squeezed

  • Dorian

    CALL FOR A FASTBALL INSIDE POSADA!!!! DAMMIT LIKE YOUKILIS AND DREW WEREN’T ENOUGH

  • Charlie

    why did hughes stay away from big papi? He can’t catch up to his fastball inside at all.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WTF R U DOING WANG DID U FORGE HWO 2 PITCH!! DUN WALK ORTIZ!
    Oh wait…

    • Charlie

      please, can you just stop. you’re just wasting space already.

  • Drew

    You guys believe this BS Ibanez is dealing with? Why not accuse Greinke? The biggest misconception of our time is that steroids = offense.

    • Zach

      You’re right, but he’s 37 and on pace for 60 HR after 56 games

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Can you blame them? Can you blame him? All parties are innocent. It’s a fair observation is it not? Like my grandmother used to say, you are known by the company you keep and in this era unfortunately .. well you know.

    • Charlie

      Agreed, but the comment that caused this issue really didn’t seem bad at all if i read the correct one. The blogger simply suggested it could be a possibility that raul was roidin’.

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

    Onley weighs in on the draft

    http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4248073&name=olney_buster&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fespn%2fblog%2findex%3fentryID%3d4248073%26name%3dolney_buster

    We’ve heard this take a lot lately, but there’s a flip side to this argument.If you have a slotting system like they do in the NFL, that doesn’t hurt the MLBPA one bit, and it helps the owners. Especially the small market owners who want the top talent for less than its worth on the open market.

    So who gets hurt? The draftees. The Steven Strasburgs of the world who despite the fact that they are labeled ‘can’t miss’ still miss at least half of the time. And lesser prospects miss at a rate many times greater. If these kids were able to market their services like you or I could in a free market system the top guys would get millions. The 50 mil Boras is asking for isn’t unreasonable, that what he would get if Strasburg was able to declare himself a free agent. Maybe more, the BoSox paid over 100 mil to acquire Dice-K. And no, they dont all make it back on the other end with free agency. The MLB draft is highly speculative, the vast majority will never be free agents because most of the This is their one big shot, and the small market owners want to take it away from them.

    So the kid for whom the MLB draft is his one big shot to make a big payday, based on talents that may or may not develop is the one who gets sacrificed at the altar of parity. All to benefit the small market teams. Sounds good for the Pirates, and bad for the draftees to me.

  • Charlie

    phil’s curve is getting better and better

  • Zach

    41 pitches from Hughes already, wheres the outcry?

    • Drew

      at least wangs era went down. heh

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Ken Signleton is definitely reading RAB.
    I love you Kenny!
    And I am definitely a homo. I am the most disgusting thing on Earth.
    /IronHorse’d

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      lmao

  • E-ROC

    Alas, time to give tons of credit to the RedSox prospects.

  • Bill R

    Congrats Hughes your striking out Bums!

    • Raf

      is Bill R Axl is disguise? did i miss this at some point?

      • Raf

        *in

      • Bill R

        No Axl is my friend though, we both think with logic

  • Charlie

    wow, the angels leaving lackey in after getting pounded to the tune of 9 runs by the rays.. that’s a little too patient.

  • DCR

    I love how JobaWockeeZ is trying to act like Wang hasn’t been a disaster this year.

    • Drew

      I love how people forget that Wang is a good pitcher.

      • Charlie

        Yea, well Big Papi was a good hitter, too.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Aww I get referenced. How sweet.
      And id you’d read my posts I’ve been saying he’s been bad but improving. He will improve to a point where he can dominate.
      I even acknowledged his 3 bad starts compared to this outing.
      So you’re false accusations are REALLY fail. Reading can actually do wonders you know.

    • Zach

      It’s more about mocking the people who want to take wang out of the game after ball 1. yet Hughes has 48 pitches and 2ER after 2.1 IP and everyone is gone because he’s the ‘phranchise’

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

    If Jon Flaherty tells us that Hughes is “proud of his fastball” one more time, I’m going to shove his tie down his goddamn throat.

    • http://rbiradio.blogspot.com/ Joey H.

      Too bad there isn’t a way to communicate lisps through commenting..

      • JobaWockeeZ

        But Ken Singleton is reading RAB. I mean I have this strange feeling he is.

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    SOUND THE TRUMPETS! (Trumpets Play In the Background)

    Here Ye…Here Ye…All rise and bow to the one true Prophet…AXL!!!

    Yes…Yes…I am here. Fear not… Logic and Reasoning has finally come to the rescue.

    I called it all along. No Wang starting…No Hughes in the pen. Outrageous. Simply ridiculous. I called the bad start…I called the 2 run shot from Youkillis…I called Burnett looking terrible from the get-go yesterday. Yet nobody still gives me any respect.

    I am the one true Prophet. Listen to my psalms…they are rich with life and truthfulness.

    Don’t worry, I don’t look down upon you all (that much). I want to help you see the light. Open your eyes. Rip the ducktape off of them. There’s a whole world out there!

    Enjoy!

    • Bill R

      I listen

  • Lily

    can’t this team rally? be patient

  • Jamal G.

    Fun Fact: The Mets are 4-1 against Philly. The Yanks are 0-6 against Boston. Does anyone think the Mets are better than Philly?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on yanks we need runs here u noe boston very tough bullpen.

  • Dorian

    Hey Zach, ask the Sox who they would rather face.