• Raf

    alright lets tie this thing up

  • DCR

    I will never drink responsibly.

  • Charlie

    I’ve always liked Coke. I bet he becomes more and more reliable down the stretch.

  • Drew

    This thread is balls.

  • Jay J

    Great Catch and a….

  • Dorian

    When Nick walks. Do you pinch run with Gardy? I do.

    • Justin

      Probably yeah on Gardy

      • Dorian

        Good move Joe.

    • DGeezy

      yes i would also

    • BigBlueAL

      Yes, and hopefully he steals and not get bunted over by Melky.

      • George

        Exactly! Why take the bat out of the hottest late inning hitter’s hands on the team just to bunt over a guy who could EASILY steal second base?! Stupid move Joe!

  • Justin

    Come on Swish

  • pat

    This thread is Fear Williams

  • DJ

    We need to take the lead by a large margin this inning, just so that there’s no chance I have to look at Papelbon’s face tonight.

  • Charlie

    can swish work a count or what

  • Zach

    Does anyone else get that Listerine pop up?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      yes

  • Jay J

    Great catch and… a great walk.

  • Aaron Boone

    good eye, Swish!

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

    WTF was that litte Listerine ad?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      lol Mike i found dat weird to.

    • HolyGhostClaw

      Its probably the beginning of a new annoying trend in sports. In-game ads that cover up part of the screen while the game is being played.

      And then during the real commercial breaks we get to see ads for the lovely state of Massachusetts.

      Thanks YES.

  • HolyGhostClaw

    I have a craving for Listerine. Anyone else?

  • Raf

    hey Brett lets steal the base tonight. you can do it kid.

  • Drew

    Okay, Swisher is off my shit list. Please, next time, catch the ball. I hate when we are so distant.

  • Charlie

    gardner better not get caught here… i do like this move though

  • Jay J

    a melky spotting…

  • JackC

    Do you have Gardner steal?

  • Justin

    Gardy’s gonna steal

  • manimal

    I find it hard to believe Shelly Duncan can’t do better than Angel Berroa at this point. We need some sort of RHB to pinch hit.

    • A.D.

      well he can play the infield a lot better.

  • DJ

    I’m not getting this Listerine nonsense at all. You guys need to get rid of your DREADED Gingivitis!

  • BigBlueAL

    DONT BUNT!!!!

  • manimal

    Gardner better not miss a sign again.

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

    Enough with the fucking bunting. Just let Gardner steal for fuck’s sake.

    • Drew

      +1. dun get it.

  • DCR

    Gardner has gotta go in this situation.

  • Charlie

    that was ball 1, and small ball is fucking horrible. why give up outs?

  • Ivan

    Don’t bunt Melky, Gardner can get to 2nd himself.

  • Jay J

    not a bad play… couldve been a better bunt, same outcome as a better one though.

  • Reggie C.

    Why??? Pointless sacrifice.

  • BigBlueAL

    What a waste of an at-bat.

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    What was more impressive…

    Moses parting the Red Sea…
    Nick Swisher’s catch…
    Axl predicting anything and everything to happen on a daily basis…

    I’m going with #3…I know you all go with it too…but you’ll say something else out of spite…

    • HolyGhostClaw

      You’re spelling your name wrong. Please add an “e” to the end. Thank you kindly.

      • Axl aka Tom Selleck

        An “e” to the end of what? “Selleck”? I don’t get it…

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

    If you were just going to bunt him to second, you could have left Swish in. He could score from second on a single.

    • Raf

      yup. bit of an odd move in that situation. either steal or leave swish in

  • Nady Nation

    God dammit Melky. If you’re going to bunt, let Gardner fucking steal first.

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

      My thoughts exactly.

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        absolutely agree.

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

      +53

    • Drew

      Don’t blame Melky bro. You think he WANTED to bunt?

  • DJ

    ARGH! That bunt just hurt my soul

  • manimal

    With Melkman hitting in a clutch situation in the 8th, I would NOT bunt. But whatever.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    melky u lucky dat was gardner running cuz okajima would of had a chance to throw him out.

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

    People criticize Swisher and say he’s not an everyday player because of the long slump he went through, but even with the slump he still has an OPS of .935!

    • Drew

      TBH, I haven’t read/heard many people criticize Swish. I was pissed at him today for the 2nd inning but even through his slump I think we stuck with him.

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

      People who said that were silly.

  • cjc

    dont like that ab at all

  • Jay J

    no double plays needed… shouldnt have bunted,but Jeter coming up…

  • DGeezy

    i’m probably pushing it but id really like gardner to attempt to steal 3rd

  • Jose

    Steal third, they’ll never expect it.

  • Justin

    Captain Clutch?

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

    Every time we bunt a guy over to 2nd base an angel loses its wings. :(

  • BigBlueAL

    Gardy steals 3rd????

    • Zach

      Singleton just talked about the hole to the right side, Pedroia is about 3 feet away from second base

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Just saw the tweet from RAB. I didn’t think of that–makes sense though. I suppose they can risk the steal of third.

    Btw, has anyone won the Twitter contest?

    • Raf

      lay it on us non-Twitter people

  • Charlie

    One of the main reasons i don’t like girardi that much is he gives up too many outs. IF you want small ball, then have gardner steal and THEN bunt melky so a sac fly would get in a run. what we did there was just stupid.

    • A.D.

      agreed, melk is hitting .290 and has a hit tonight, if it were cervelli, pena, or berroa, sure bunt.

      And Jeter goes 0-5

      • Zach

        Cabrera, May 6th, 2009, through June 9th: .258/.298/.371.

  • pat

    Honestly gardner, I like you, you’re a useful enough player I don’t mid you starting a game here or there BUT IF YOU DON”T STEAL HERE YOU”RE COMPLETELY FUCKING USELESS.

  • JackC

    Don’t understand that move, frankly. I find Girardi to be a little too enamored of the bunt. Especially on the road

  • DJ

    I need someone to keep track of Girardi’s sac bunting pace this season, because it feels as if he’s on pace to break a Yankee record.

  • DCR

    Anyone just hear that guy go ‘I AM SO EXCITED!’ when they showed Papelbon and Saito on ESPN?

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    What the fuck was that, Jetes?

  • Raf

    the Captain has not looked good tonight

  • BigBlueAL

    This might be the worst game Ive ever seen Jeter have offensively.

  • Justin

    Captain Blind…

  • JackC

    Ach. Terrible AB from the Cap’n

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    fuck

  • manimal

    Jeter 0’fers. Great.

  • Jay J

    why would this guy throw anything but junk on a 1-2?

  • Charlie

    jeet shoulda nailed that first pitch, terrible strikeout.

  • Drew

    Love Jetes, but, 0-4 so far, Gardner able to steal, Melky hit 2 scorchers, why give an out and “hope” Jetes gets a hit?

  • Jay J

    and you swing like a fastball is coming…

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

    That sac bunt is looking even worse now! Why the fuck wouldnt’ you just let Gardner steal?

    • Jake H

      Cause it was over managing.

  • DGeezy

    cmon johnny we need a hit here badly

  • Jake H

    Jeter has looked completely lost this game. Terrible swings at balls.

  • Zach

    Jeter 0-5 with 5 LOB

  • manimal

    STEAL! Worse comes to worse you have 2-3-4 vs papelshit.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    I have a feeling that Damon will punch one over Lowell’s head to score Gardy.

  • Jay J

    need teixeira up here.. dont need a damon miracle.

  • JackC

    I would sell a vital organ for a hit here…not one of my organs, mind you…

  • DJ

    Damon’s 2nd pitch swing looked baaaaad. Not a good sign.

    • Zach

      his swing and misses kind of always looks bad, especially those weak hacks at outside pitches

  • BigBlueAL

    Sutcliffe is an idiot. Why the fuck would Gardner try to steal 3rd now with 2 outs and a LHB up.

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

    Fight Johnny, gotta get Tex up with men on.

  • pc69

    send Gardner … worst case Damon starts off the 9th

  • Raf

    here comes junk in the dirt…

    • Raf

      i was wrong, same result. ugh

  • DJ

    That foul ball just made my heart leap into my sternum. It hurts.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Is it me, or are the Yankees starting to cool off a bit offensively–A-Rod, Jeter, Cano…

  • cjc

    shiiiiiiiiiiittttttttt

  • kunaldo

    why didnt gardner steal BEFORE melky bunted?

    also, rivera should come in for the 8th no matter what…if we score the run and tie it, or to keep the lead at just 1…

    alas, that will never happen…

  • Jake H

    pathetic.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Shit, this is looking bad.

  • Jay J

    hmm… francona just ate gum off of a dirty surface, and Damon is not clutch…

    • Charlie

      i hope you’re joking with the Damon is not clutch thing, because he has been godlike so far this year. If you’ve followed the yanks at all, you wouldn’t complain about Johnny D here. He homered an inning or two ago also.

  • A.D.

    shitty

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

      With the ump calling shit way out there, can you blame him for swinging?

      • Jake H

        No but we can blame some bad manager calls. A guy with great speed should try to steal so that a bunt could move the guy to 3rd.

      • A.D.

        nah, just shitty they didn’t score.

  • Dorian

    Tex against Papelbon? I like it.

  • Drew

    Papel vs. Al, I am excited to say the least.

  • Charlie

    Holy fucking mother fucker, there goes the game

    • Zach

      game ends in the 8th now?

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

        Special Bean Town rules. Games shall be played for nine innings or until the collective Blood Alcohol level of the attending public equals 0.9. I believe the current alcohol level is at 0.88953.

      • Drew

        No. The fourth. Wy are you still watching?

    • Accent Shallow

      3-4-5 against a closer who’s been shaky. I like those odds.

      • Charlie

        i know i’m being pessimistic, but arod and cano have 0fers going, and tex can’t homer every at bat.

  • BigBlueAL

    All these solo HR’s, but guys get on base and fucking nothing.

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

    Awful. Just awful. To strikeout and I’m still steamed about the bunt.

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

      To = two

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

      Again, with all the strikes called way, way, way outside to lefties, can you blame Damon for swinging?

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

        No. That’s why the bunt is the move that pissed me off.

  • pat

    Whatever, we have the hottest hitter on the planet leading off next inning against papsmear. I’ll take our chances.

  • Jay J

    don’t start wang, we’re probably winning… he hasnt been useful all year.

  • E-ROC

    What waste! First, you put in Grit Gardner for Swisher, yet he hasn’t stolen a base. Gardner is your designated base stealer/pinch runner. Give him the f*cking green light to steal. Nope, lets just bunt him over to 2nd and give an out to the opponent that you’re trailing. Jeter strikes out, as does Damon. Girardi is not maximizing Gardner right now and that’s a shame. I guess he doesn’t value outs.

    • Zach

      All Jeter or Damon needed was a single and this game would be tied

      • E-ROC

        Yeah, Jeter hasn’t played well the entire game, and Okajima is tough on lefties.

  • BigBlueAL

    Papelbon should just walk Tex to leadoff the inning.

  • Accent Shallow

    What’d you guys think of Hughes? I was in a bar, but I left immediately after Youkilis hit one out.

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

      That one pitch was a mistake. Otherwise, he looked fine to me.

    • Dorian

      I had an earlier post about how Posada called the game all night. He did Wanger and Hughes a dis-service tonight.

      All in all, it’s obvious everytime Phil steps on mound now that he is so talented. I just want him to put it all together.

  • JackC

    Well, that was clinic in how to waste a lead off walk. Not that it would likely be a popular clinic, but sheesh…I get bunting (sort of) and I get pinch running Gardner, but why do both? Surely it’s a one or other type of thingy, no?

    • Raf

      steal then bunt is what would have been the move there. or just leave Swisher in and bunt.

      • JackC

        Agreed

  • DCR

    Thanks for giving away an out Joe. And thank you for the pointless substitution.

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

    Okajima is pretty slow to the plate, no? With Gardner’s speed, it would’ve taken A LOT to get him out, correct? Why the fuck did they bunt? Ugh. This is gonna piss me off to no end.

    • Charlie

      cause all girardi does is play fucking small ball and overmanage the shit out of every close game.

  • Drew

    Anyone assuming the Melkster wanted to bunt is nuts. We saw Jeter try to bunt a High FB the other day on the first pitch. Maybe bunting when you’re not a bunter isn’t so hot. A sac is a sac, Melk got the job done. Don’t tell me he should’ve waited for Grit to run.

    • Charlie

      disagree, with the last part especially. it wasn’t melky’s fault, it was girardi’s

      • Drew

        Dunno if you are being sarcastic, but Melky got his job done. He moved the runner over. That’s what Joe sent him up there to do, hence the Sac.

        • Charlie

          i’m not being sarcastic. joe shouldn’t have bunted melky at all IMO.

          • Drew

            True I agree. I just don’t understand people bashing Melky for not waiting when his Manager told him to get the runner to second. Makes no sense.

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

              I think people are more pissed about the bunt itself.

        • Charlie

          yea, i misread your last sentence

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

      Yes, he should’ve waited. The Yankees absolutely wasted an out right there. You have the fastest runner on your team on first with a pitcher who’s slow to the plate on the mound and you’re down by one. Why in the hell wouldn’t you send the runner?

      • Drew

        Sooooo Melky, with the bunt sign on, which I’m assuming, should wait to go down 0-2?

        • Charlie

          no, gardner should have went early on

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

          The bunt sign shouldn’t have been on period.

          • Drew

            Exactly. That’s why I don’t understand the displeasure with Melky. He is Mr. Gamewinner, bunting was the last thing on his mind.

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

              I’m not unhappy with Melky. I’m unhappy with Girardi. If he was in a favorable count once Gardner got to second, I’d want him to swing away. If it was 0-1 or maybe even 1-1, I’d have no problem with him bunting. But if it was 1-0 or 2-0 or 2-1, I’d want him swinging. Alas…

  • yankees=warriors

    Well, hope this means we bomb that bum Papelbon!

  • Jay J

    i love these no names who can reach the wall… that should be an out… but they play in the pussiest stadium in the world!!!

    • cjc

      goes both ways

  • cjc

    this fing guy again really really whats next another nick green bomb beyond frustrated right now

  • Charlie

    don’t yell at aceves either, he has been absolutely great.

  • DGeezy

    ugh this better not be the type of game we give up a run here in the 8th & then homer off papelbon in the 9th and lose by a run.

  • pc69

    wonder if any of Sutcliffe’s team mates jumped him and beat the shit out of him for being an idiot.

    • bxpd

      The bunt was actually not the move considering it’s rare you play to tie on the road. Plus, Jeet had been slumping. I would have preferred the hit and run. Did not like just giving up an out there. Play for the big inning but create movement in the infield by starting the runner.

  • Dorian

    Will anyone talk about the “jewel” they call fenway park giving the scrub a cheap double?

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

    Aceves: Este jodio pinche de mierda! Pendejo gringo.
    Posada: Tranquilo. Tirale por el plato a este cabron!
    Jeter: Yeah…what he said.

    and scene.

    • cjc

      everyone else

      que

  • Bob Stone

    It is so stupid that YES does a poll on the Most Valuable Player of the game in the eighth inning. Especially when it’s a close game like this one.

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

      I vote for Mo.

    • Charlie

      completely agree.

    • cjc

      but the sponser

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

    Sutcliffe just said Pedroia is “a little bit short of that”.

    LMAO

  • pc69

    odds Papass pulls a Mo from Saturday?

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

      Even money

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    You know it’s bad when Aceves is giving up doubles to Kottaras…

    • Zach

      22hr in 400AB in AAA last year

  • JackC

    I don’t want to fixate on this, but people who claim the manager doesn’t make a huge difference I can get behind, but people who say he makes no difference, I would offer up tonight’s top of the 8th as a counter argument.

  • Jay J

    funny, they called that a strike on Cano…

  • cjc

    so now thats a ball ugh whatever

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    I can’t stand watching Drew bat.

    • cjc

      he bats I thought he just stood there and took walks

      • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

        Exactly!

    • Drew

      F U man! lol

  • Raf

    big spot, lets go Gangster

  • cjc

    huge ab here

  • DCR

    I am just tired of seeing Gardner come into situations such as the one in the eighth and not steal. If Gardner steals second then there is no need for Melky to bunt. A hit scores the run. Three chances to get him in. Instead, Joe gives away an out and also loses Swishers bat if this game goes to extras or if the Yankees get to his spot in the lineup.

    • cjc

      just doesn’t make any sense why even pinch run

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    1 out and 2 men on for a guy with a .500 OBP…pretty good set up Aceves! Thanks!

  • pat

    If this AB ends with youk lying unconscious in the batters box i’ll willingly forfeit the rest of the game.

    • pat

      That’ll work too.

  • Jay J

    A-Squared Wins… unless ump screws it up… like usual

  • Jay J

    Is it me, or does it seem like posada doesnt frame pitches… that if he did could be called a strike

    • Raf

      i noticed that last night with some pitches. also not doing a great job of blocking pitches this year. ill take the offense tho

    • Charlie

      not just you, he’s been especially bad today

    • Iowa Yank

      Maybe He’s afraid A-Rod will tip his pitch

  • DGeezy

    a base hit from youkilis here & there will be plenty more francesa rants tommorrow about joba to the pen & youkilis being the toughest out in the majors

    • Zach

      there will be rants regardless. Aceves put 2 guys on base, TWO GUYS ON BASE! JOBA IS LOCKDOWN!

  • Hova

    Come on Mexcian Gangster! You got this!

    • Charlie

      ur damn right he does

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

    Please pound Papelfuck.

  • Jay J

    francesa is a joke, does he change his mind alot on purpose…. or is it alzheimers?

    • DGeezy

      send pena dammit, lets not count on a homerun or consecutive hits to win/tie

  • Charlie

    my gameday is messed up, for a minute there it showed youkilis having a 5-2 count.

  • JackC

    Is it going too far to observe Papelbon represents everything problematic and troubling in Western civilization?

    • Iowa Yank

      ietc

  • pc69

    if the yankees dont at least tie, they will get swept tomorrow.

    • Charlie

      No, they won’t at all. CC vs Penny. I like our chances

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    Here’s where Papelbon shuts down the heart of our order and I don’t hear the end of it tomorrow.

    And people wonder why I’m bitter and angry a lot…

  • Drew

    Al go this. He loves taking Paps to the right center BP.

    • Drew

      got*

  • cjc

    I would give anything for papsmear to get bombed here

  • Hova

    I will give my left hand up if we can beat Papsmear in the top of the 9th. Please.

  • Jay J

    no, but i’m pretty sure papelbon will blow this like pedroia’s brother and a little boy….

    • Zach

      not cool

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

      Classy.

      No one thinks that’s funny.

      • Jay J

        i had to…

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

          No, you didn’t.

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

          No, you didn’t. You can think of a better way to get your point across.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      lol

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

      Totally uncool. Jokes about child molestation are not funny. Ever.

    • manimal

      really not cool.

      • Jay J

        jokes about pedroia and his brother are perfectly fine…

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

          No. They’re not. Please stop.

    • Drew

      Correct me if I’m wrong, you also used the term “Jap.” C’mon man.

      • Jay J

        Haters in the house… might as well be red sox fans.

        • Drew

          garbage. Race and children are off limits in any forum.

          • Jay J

            grow some balls.

            • Drew

              That means a lot, coming from such a dignified figure such as yourself. One day, when you are a big boy, you will learn that some things are just not a joking matter.

        • Zach

          might as well be banned

    • Hova

      I hope Gardner was watching Pena there.

  • Raf

    that outside lefty zone keeps creeping further out

  • Jay J

    thats a strike to teixeira, but not Drew?

  • DCR

    I hate Papelbon. Legitimately.

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

      Honestly, on a personal level, I don’t mind Lowell or Ortiz or Franonca…but I pure…straight…HATE Papelfuck, Varitek, Pedroia, Youkilis, Beckett, and Ellsbury.

  • Charlie

    god this ump is all ova the place

  • Dorian

    When is the last time Tex took a bad AB?

  • Charlie

    can you believe tex is almost hittin 300 after his atrocious april?

    • Drew

      no.

  • JackC

    Damn

  • V

    Man, this umpire sucks ass. That first pitch strike was ridicufuckingiculous.

    • Charlie

      true, but he’s not why we lost. Yes, Jobawockeez, it WAS Wang’s fault on this one.

      • V

        Take a look at Wang’s gameday – he had many, many, many, many low strikes called balls.

        I’ll blame the umpire.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Really? Wang gave up 3 ER with one unearned due to Swish. We scored 5 runs. Yeah it’s Wang’s fault.

        • Lanny

          Blame the ump?

          LOL

  • pc69

    well, that was the game. Needed Tex to get on. 0-7 against Boston.

    • Justin R

      Seems logical.

  • Charlie

    i’m getting nauseous thinking about 0-7.

  • nathan

    This is a mismatch… ALex cant turn on Papelbum

  • Raf

    make them eat that chant

  • manimal

    I would tatoo Papelbon on my forhead if the yanks could win this game.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice chant.

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

    Nice job by the Boston fans to point out the obvious.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Cano comes up with 2 out – game over. Totally unclutch.

    • Charlie

      yea, he is a bit unclutch unfortunately. But i won’t complain about him.. he helped carry us when we were down in april

  • JackC

    What are they chanting?

    • Zach

      you did steroids

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    Here’s Arod…with another disappointment…what a shocker…

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

      You were saying?

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

      AXL!!! Your powers! They’re wearing off!

  • A.D.

    What are the Sox fans chanting?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      You use steroids

  • DCR

    Sutcliffe says Red Sox fans are special for chanting YOU USED STEROIDS.

    Hey who just got suspended for 50 games?

  • pat

    Arod hears disparaging chats in his own stadium, this is nothing new.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Wow i cant blieve this assholes in boston “You use steroids”

  • Bob

    the one flaw with teixeira is that he almost never goes the opposite way with outside pitches when he’s batting from the left side as evidence from that ground ball… he is a much more complete batter from the right side too bad their arent more lefty pitchers

    • Charlie

      true

  • nathan

    Chant “You do Steroids”

  • BigBlueAL

    That was his pitch, shit.

  • JackC

    Full count. Gulp.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    home run…

  • JackC

    All right. We’ll take it.

  • Dorian

    Mike was right again

  • Jay J

    walk is as good as a single…

  • Charlie

    hey, he got on base. How awesome would a homer have been there though?

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    Odds that Arod tries to steal 2nd base?

    • Axl aka Tom Selleck

      Nevermind…

  • DCR

    I knew Pena was going to come in

  • Ivan

    Nice AB A-Rod.

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

    Maybe Girardi will have Cano bunt…

  • pc69

    this blows.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    …nah. But what the fuck is this? They’ll lose the bat for the rest of the game when you have a slumping hitter at the plate and a runner who isn’t that much faster than A-Rod at 1st. Odds are Pena never sees the plate. Micromanaging, micromanaging I say!

    *facepalm*

    • Raf

      id say at this point Pena is faster than Arod.

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    In the dirt…strike 3 on Cano? Oh yeah…you betcha…

    • claybeez

      Seriously? Ban this troll, please.

  • Charlie

    dammit, we’re fucked

  • V

    Pena needs to steal here.

    • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Nice call.

  • DCR

    Why is Pena not stealing? This is retarded.

  • Jay J

    pena steal? sounds like trouble….

  • A.D.

    ballsy

  • Raf

    gutsy move kid

  • BigBlueAL

    Fucking Pedroia with the great backup.

  • E-ROC

    Now we get a steal………….

  • manimal

    Pedroia you fucking bastard.

  • Drew

    Pena steals Gardy sits. ugh. Let’s tie this bitch.

  • Jay J

    good thing the catcher sucks…

  • DCR

    Thank god.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on canooooooooo

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

    I’m sorry but how is that a “great play?” Isn’t that what the 2B is supposed to do? The 12 year olds I umpire for make that play.

  • bxpd

    Come on dontcha know

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Terrible. Absolutely terrible in clutch situations.

  • Charlie

    we’re set up here.. too bad its jonathon fucking papelbon

  • pc69

    2nd place. Fuck!

    • Axl aka Tom Selleck

      get used to it…if we keep playing like this…

  • Hova

    Fcuking Cano. Come on man.

  • Jake H

    Why are they swinging at pitches that are at their shoulders?

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    Don Orsillo is yelling…Cano strikes out like I called (like I usually do)…

    I wanna stab somebody…

    • Justin R

      I hate the Orsillo yell. Awful.

  • Ivan

    ugh.

  • Jay J

    0-2, throw cano 4 straight balls, no where close to the zone, he’ll swing at one of them.

  • Yankee1010

    Robbie, Robbie, Robbie. What I wouldn’t give for you to have a little more plate discipline.

  • E-ROC

    Great job Cano.

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

    I miss that one week of disciplined Robbie.

  • DCR

    Great time for Cano to break out a K.

  • Charlie

    that was what we call a ball, robbie

    • WesternYankeeFan

      Who knows what that was with this umpire.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    That pitch didn’t look too bad.

  • pc69

    If Posada walks, Pap will make Matsui look sfoolish.

  • Jake H

    A team that goes 2 – 14 with risp shouldn’t win games.

    • bxpd

      Girardi’s move in the 8th was frustrating but those figures right there are the reason for the loss.

      Damn that sucks!

  • Raf

    god this zone is out there

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    we need a single thats it

  • V

    HOW IS THAT A FUCKING STRIKE YOU BLIND AS A BAT PIECE OF SHIT?

  • manimal

    This ump is RETARDED.

  • Jay J

    thats a strike… to anyone thats not a red sox, i finally see it… thought i was missing something.

    • Drew

      you are missing something.

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    Horseshit strike…not even close…Eckersley even said it…

  • pat

    I’d love to see the aerial view of all these outside strikes they’re getting.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Oooh, plate discipline! A novel concept!

  • Charlie

    wow that was a bullshit call to make up for the first 2

  • Hova

    Would the Yankee ever think about selling high on Cano? Seriously, how much higher can his ceiling get? This is what he is.

    • Zach

      yup 26 year olds never improve

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    that looked kinda low posada.

  • Jay J

    should be a 5-0 count right here…

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    Here comes the famous strike 3 call against the Yankees to end the game where Don Orsillo starts screaming and yelling…I hate him so much

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Posada: 1-7, 2B v. Paps
    Matsui: 0-6

    • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Make that 1-8.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pena wouldve been better off staying at 1st. Once he made it to 2nd he was in scoring position so for sure you knew the Yankees werent going get a hit.

  • Drew

    Michael Kay is a piece of shit.

    • Tom Zig

      I’d tend to agree that losing 7 in a row to a team and going 2-15 with RISP is being dominated.

      • Drew

        You tend to enjoy your announcer calling the last out of a loss as happily as he calls the last out of a win? If that’s the case, we just have a differing opinion. I like for my announcer to at least have a part of the feeling that I have after a loss.

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

    Damn, he put a good swing on it.

    • A.D.

      eh not really, thats a lazy fly ball to LF anywhere else.

  • pc69

    Yankees will get swept tomorrow. They can’t beat Boston.

    • V

      Because Brad Penny is 10x better than CC Sabathia.

      • Tom Zig

        Well Penny isn’t very good, but we aren’t playing very well. So I don’t know you tell me.

      • pc69

        No because the Yankees will make Penny look like Cy Young. They couldn’t hit Wakefield, struggle against Okajima, and barely touched Papelbon.

    • Ivan

      Keep telling your self that.

      • pc69

        Where is proof they won’t? Because CC is pitching? They don’t excactly provide run support for him.

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    Hahahahahaha

    Just when I think this team has rounded the bend…they make sure to embarrass themselves

  • Jay J

    cant hit a 5,000 square foot wall?

  • pat

    cue the douchebag trolls.

  • A.D.

    too many runners left on.

  • V

    This umpire had money on the game. I can’t think of another excuse for that sorry fucking excuse for a strike zone.

    Send that asshole to the independent leagues to umpire.

    • Lanny

      Love the excuse, bud. But you can really think of a better excuse than the ump sucked.

      Just accept the fact that Wang is brutal. Is it so hard? Why do you need conspiracy theories?

  • Reggie C.

    Owned.

  • Belstin

    WTF is there deal

  • E-ROC

    The depth of the bullpen was the difference, Sutcliffe? lol, where do they find these people?!

    • Zach

      Did he SERIOUSLY say that?

  • Ivan

    We get em tomorrow.

  • Raf

    this is just bad at this point. only one game out but these games against the soxs can come back to haunt us at the end of the year. gotta salvage the series tomorrow and maybe get more than 2 2/3’s out of CC

  • Hova

    0-7. They should be fcuking embarrassed. No moral victories. Just another loss, and now a game out of 1st place.

    But wait. They play another game tomorrow right? No worries then. Everything is great.

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

      And they’ll play the next day, and the next day, and the day after that. Not the next day, but then they’ll play another, and then another…

      • Tom Zig

        I appreciate the optimism.

        But seriously, going 0-7 against the team that is going to give you the most competition in your division is really deflating.

      • Hova

        Yup. You’re right. I’m sure you were saying the same thing last year up until game number 162 right? Then the story switched to they’ll start a whole new season and set of games in 2009, and that’s where we are today.

        As Greg Schiano would say, keep choppin.

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

          Yes, that’s exactly what happens. It’s what happens every season. They play just about every day until they reach 162 games. Shockingly, they’ll win some of them.

    • Pasqua

      Watching this team play against the Sox really makes you wonder how they’ve played so well against virtually everybody else.

      We cannot say the Yanks are a truly dangerous team until they show that they can hang with their peers.

      Very frustrating. Wins are wins, no matter who you play, but I can’t help feel that each loss to Boston diminishes what they’ve been accomplishing lately.

  • Dorian

    This loss goes on Posada

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Disagree. Jeter and Cano went 0 for 10.

    • Riddering

      That’s an attempt at humor, right? Because I’d say all the hitless Yankees should top the blame list before Posada, who went deep.

  • JackC

    0 and 7. That is quite the frustrating statistical improbability the Yanks and Red Sox have going on

    • Pasqua

      I’ll try positivity: It’ll even out right around the ALCS! (?)

  • BigBlueAL

    At least there is still the Wild Card. LOL sorry had to go there. CC will prevent the sweep. Unless of course Penny pitches a shutout for Boston….

  • Jake H

    11 hits with Jeter and Cano going 0-10 leaving a ton of guys on base and looking stupid.

  • Charlie

    i’m gonna vent now.. THE YANKEES FUCKIN SUCK. WE CAN BEAT THE SHITTY TEAMS BUT 0 FOR FUCKING 7 AGAINST THE GODDAMN RED SOX. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? WANG SUCKS, PUT HUGHES BACK IN THE ROTATION. That’s enough of his horseshit he calls “pitching”. He’s too weak minded to get through this, and he has no sense of location anymore. Bad, bad loss, we better fucking win tommorow.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And of course making Wang come back into form isn’t worth it.
      And Boston isn’t a shitty team so I don’t know what argument you’re making there.
      I know you’re venting but still. Calm down about Wang.

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

    Gah, too bad. Well, the Yankees are one game back of first on June 10. I like their chances to come back.

    • A.D.

      We need more of those shitty teams to beat up on.

  • E-ROC

    Girardi, let Gardner steal a base much like you let Pena steal one. PLEASE!!!!!

    • Zach

      Paplebon, like all closers, are very slow to the plate

  • Jay J

    i’m taking CC as tomorrow’s player of the game, Win.

  • Drew

    Sorry Mike, but not even DotF can make me feel better today. Fuck. How many games will we make errors in? Whether they are in the field or mental errors on the base paths, it’s not winning baseball. We went from no mistakes, to one per.

    • Ivan

      This game had nuttin to do wit errors, the yanks couldn’t get a big hit in RISP and CMW put the yanks in a deep hole.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Deep hole? 4 runs is nothing. We’re against Wakefield! We should get 4 runs an inning!
        I love how Wang is getting the blame when Hughes also gave up a 2 run homer or how Swish dropped the ball.
        It’s a combination of bad hitting, errors, and bad pitching which isn’t 100 percent on Wang.

    • Zach

      There was no error tonight?

      • Drew

        you wouldn’t “call” Swish’s 2 plays in the 2nd inning an error?

        • Zach

          Well the technical definition does not apply, he misplayed it but I get the point you’re trying to make, just sloppy play yet again

  • Andrew

    Wow this is disgusting to watch. This is painful to say but the yankees are now the red sox’s bitch! As much as I love CC, who here would be surpised if they get swept?

    • Drew

      Fuck that. We are no ones bitch. Give me good pitching, give me a win.

    • WesternYankeeFan

      This panic is ridiculous. Rivera blew a lead on a game we had won up until the last out of the ninth inning. It’s safe to say that’s more or less an anomaly. In the game where Varitek hit a grand slam, Burnett threw strike three, but the umpire ruled it as ball four, which loaded the bases instead of ending the inning. The umpire tonight was a fool and may have cost us the game when he called a strike on the clear ball four to Damon, which would have loaded the bases for Teixeira.

      There is not one good reason to be overly worried about this team right now. Fact is the Yanks look and play better than they have in a while, even if Wang isn’t his usual self. Before Burnett’s meltdown yesterday, he held the Rangers to three runs over 13 innings.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Really? A player of the game from the losing team? Really??

    • Bob Stone

      That’s ridiculous and totally stupid

  • Accent Shallow

    DFA everyone.

  • Lanny

    This game can be blamed on two things. Wang and management for putting his rehab crap ahead of actually winning.

    He should be in Scranton getting his innings. Not here to get pounded and abused.

    Giving games away is not something teams with championship aspirations do.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Of course the crappy clutch hitting, Hughes giving up a 2 run shot, and bad defense had no factor to this game.

  • Belstin

    I’m Ron Burgundy?

  • Jay J

    i’d rather see Wang win every award in Triple-A than have his original 4 ERA in the MLB. One more game Wang, lose to nationals, you’re gone, good luck.

  • yankees=warriors

    I hate CMW. He should just get his ass back to Taiwan.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I think you’ve won most ignorant post today.

      • JackC

        And there’s been some pretty stiff competition

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

        Definitely not. The dude who thought a Pedroia’s brother joke was funny is much more ignorant.

      • yankees=warriors

        You wouldn’t say that if you knew half what’s on my mind and my position…

  • Dorian

    MOTHERFUCK BBTN I FUCKIN WUD HIT PERFUME IN THE FUKIN HEAD WITH A 2×4

  • V
  • WesternYankeeFan

    That umpire was un-fucking-believable. They might as well let my golden retriever call the game.

  • bxpd

    How can you be disappointed with your team when they’re 34-18 against the major leagues? When they’re 0-7 against your most hated rivals.

    This game just hurts badly!

  • JackC

    It’s not simply that they’re 0 -7, it’s that they’ve found, in these 7 losses, all sorts of ways to not win. It’d be silly to panic at this point, there’s just waaaay too much baseball left, even against the Sox. But I think it’d be sticking your head in the sand to deny their record — and their quality of play — against this team is now officially worrisome.

  • http://161stStreet.wordpress.com Chris A

    I don’t get it. So many mistakes…Swisher fly ball non-catch, Wang’s walks, Gardner not stealing while Melky bunts, and on. I just don’t get it.

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

    I know everyone’s pissed at Wang but…the HR from Youkilis was the difference in the game. Hughes made that pitch. Not Wang. I think Hughes looked great tonight…except for that pitch, which happened to be the difference in the game.

    • Zach

      Jeter 0-5, 5LOB is also the difference in the game

    • BigBlueAL

      No, the difference in the game was Wang’s horrible 2 2/3 innings.

      • Zach

        Look at the link a few posts up, 8 pitches that were definate strikes called balls, 4 more that were right there. That’s 12 pitches, somehow I think that makes a huge difference in tonight’s game

      • JobaWockeeZ

        That’s completely biased based on past outings. He gave up 4 runs! 3 ER I believe! Putting the whole damn blame on him makes no god damn sense WHEN THE WHOLE TEAM didn’t do anything save for Teix. Seriously this is aggravating.

        • BigBlueAL

          You’re aggravating. He pitched a whopping 2 2/3, 3 runs in less than 3 innings is HORRIBLE. Same way Burnett was horrible and cost the Yankees the game last night, Wang did the same shit tonight, again.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            I still fail to see how he lost us the game if the bullpen was perfect WE WOULD HAVE WON.
            There is absolutely no blame for Hughes giving up his homer. It’s a fucking team effort for not hitting, for making stupid decisions, for doing stupid baserunning, for playing bad defense and for bad pitching WHICH IS NOT ALL WANG’S FAULT!
            Of course he was bad but a good of a team like the Yankees should pick him up! They should be scoring 6-8 runs an inning against Wakefield!

            • BigBlueAL

              You expect the bullpen to be perfect for 6 1/3 innings?????? WTF kind of thinking is that!! The fact that Girardi in the 1st inning when it was still only 1-0 Red Sox had the bullpen active already tells you all you have to know about the confidence the team has in Wang. How the hell can you start a pitcher who you have so little confidence in that at 1-0 in the 1st inning you already have the bullpen warming up?????

              Wang right now since he is out of options needs to be the long man/6th starter and be buried next to Veras in the bullpen. Simple as that.

              • Zach

                Yet people expect perfection out of Wang.

                Ball 1!?!!? WTF TAKE HIM OUT
                WALK!! TAKE HIM OUT
                Strike out.. got lucky
                Ground ball.. got lucky
                WALK!?! Give me the Phranchise

                Hughes comes in
                Ball 1….
                Walk….
                HR…

                After the game
                Get rid of Wang!

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Do I expect the bullpen to go perfect in 6 and a third innings. Of course not. Were you expecting Wang to go a full 6 or 7 innings with 0 run ball? Of course not. So why call for his head after 3 ER when the whole team failed to win!!!! I don’t get why this is a hard concept to grasp. Very little posts about Swisher, Hughes or in general the Yankee offense today compared to the Wang posts.

                And I’m going to agree that Wang should be the 6th starter/long man. AFTER his outing against the Nationals. He won’t be magically fixed after 2 ML starts on an 80 pitch limit. Do people want pre 2009 Wang or not? Because I’d love to have another dominant pitcher. The only way that will happen if Wang PITCHES. If he sucks against the Nationals then put him in the bullpen.
                Give him the damn opportunity and at the end of the season his numbers will be back to respectability.

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

        Wang gave up 4 runs. The Yankees scored 5. If Hughes didn’t give up the two run homer…

        I’m not saying Wang did even marginally well, he didn’t, but the difference in the game was the Youkilis homer given up by…Phil Hughes. It was his lone mistake of the game and it was a big one.

        • JackC

          the real red flag is the variety of viable options we have on whom to peg the loss

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

            Bingo.

        • Zach

          I dont think its fair to say Hughes 2 runs were worse then Wang but i see your point. The offense today was facing Wakefield and they knew we had Wang going, they were horrible with RISP, Jeter did nothing at top of the order, Cano did nothing.

          It was a team effort to lose

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Exactly. IT WAS A TEAM EFFORT.
            It’s not all fucking Wang’s fault and this irrational thinking is incredibly stupid. It’s a fucking scapegoat so you can vent you’re anger on one guy. Vent your anger on the whole damn team if you’re going to vent.

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

            Word. I’m just trying to spread the blame all around rather than concentrate it.

  • V

    The Wang hate is ridiculous.

    He outpitched Burnett. Heck, Hughes didn’t do his fucking job, either.

    • Andrew

      False. The Wang hate is extremely rational.

  • BigBlueAL

    I think if 9 of us got together and put on Red Sox uniforms we could beat the Yankees. If we had any other uniform we’d lose 50-0, but if we put on Red Sox uniforms the Yankees would find a way to lose the game to us.

    I can only play 1st or 3rd though, not enough range to play any other position….

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

    Utley puts the Phils up 5-4 in the 11th on a HR down the RF line.

    • Zach

      Against Parnell too

  • Iowa Yank

    This is why I hate espn, after 5 mins of sawx>> Yanks they are going to tell us what is wrong with Pujols

    • Reggie C.

      Why dwell on this game? Anything that can take espn’s attention away from Boston tonight is a god-send.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        If ESPN isn’t doing a half hour special on the Red Sox beating us I’ll take it.

        • Zach

          15 mins special on how Ramon Ramirez is lights out

  • Hova

    But CMW is a starting pitcha!!!!!

  • Dorian

    Food for thought. 88 Mets record vs 88 Dodgers: 10-1

    • Zach

      Impossible, its June and they’re 0-7, we need to give up now

      • Dorian

        Hold on, you mean there are more games to be played? Is it true that they play tomorrow?

  • Reggie C.

    At this point, even the Taiwanese people aren’t going to want to associate themselves with this bullpen killing corpse.

    I don’t want to see Wang make another start even though the next one is likely gonna be against the Nationals. Do the brave thing Cashman! Admit to yourself the futility of saving Wang’s, and look forward to the future. Insert Phil Hughes.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Futility of saving Wang? So you don’t want a past 19 game winner back and would rather have this crap pitcher?

      • Reggie C.

        Regardless of lineup , Wang will get hammered if all he’s got is a pretty but straight 95 mph FB. This guy is done. We could mitigate his ineffectiveness by sticking him in the ‘pen.

        And no John Flaherty – it doesn’t always get better!! its called life.

        • Zach

          You call it ineffectiveness, I call it the ump missing 12 strikes by Wang tonight

      • BigBlueAL

        Hughes is a crap pitcher???? Hughes tonight, and this season, is Tom Seaver compared to Wang.

        • Reggie C.

          BBAL. JobaWock is referring to Wang when he says “crap pitcher”.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Crap pitcher = Wang in my post.

          • BigBlueAL

            Yeah sorry about that!!! We may disagree but my bad for misinterpreting your post.

    • yankees=warriors

      Here’s a Taiwanese, and you have my vote!

  • WesternYankeeFan

    This panic is ridiculous. Rivera blew a lead on a game we had won up until the last out of the ninth inning. It’s safe to say that’s more or less an anomaly. In the game where Varitek hit a grand slam, Burnett threw strike three, but the umpire ruled it as ball four, which loaded the bases instead of ending the inning. The umpire tonight was a fool and may have cost us the game when he called a strike on the clear ball four to Damon, which would have loaded the bases for Teixeira.

    There is not one good reason to be overly worried about this team right now. Fact is the Yanks look and play better than they have in a while, even if Wang isn’t his usual self. Before Burnett’s meltdown yesterday, he held the Rangers to three runs over 13 innings.

  • Hova

    I actually feel bad for Wang. Can you imagine having a child right now with all this going on? Hopefully he shakes off the baseball stuff and appreciates what’s going on in his family life.

    I’m gonna pray for the guy to have a strong start against the Nationals next week. Would hate to see his Yankee career end like this with all the potential and talent he has.

  • pc69

    Blaming the umpires is funny!

    He was the one forcing Jeter, Damon, Cano, Posada, and others to swing and the first pitch from Wakefield.

    He was also the one who forced Wang to go 2-0 on 45% of the batters he faced.

    He was also the one who forced the weak ground outs and pop ups with RISP.

    Face it, the Yankees are a lock for the Wild Card and can only hope the Red Sox get beat up by Tampa and Toronto.

  • Dorian

    At the end of the day, how many of us would have signed up for taking a game out of Boston and being tied for 1st at this point in the year.

  • Ivan

    Papelbon threw 21 pitches and had more balls than k’s (11-10)

    Yanks really should of let him pay for that.

  • http://Nichter24 Jason

    All of you who are bad mouthing Phil are retards. Just look at the box score. The Red Sux scored every inning until he came into the game. He made one bad pitch and that was it. Hopefully he gets the start over CMW next time. 2 things lost this game for us… 1. Jeter sucking ass 2. And the umps crazy wide strike-zone.

    • Drew

      OAKTAG

    • JobaWockeeZ

      No one is bad mouthing Phil. But he deserves SOME of the blame of us losing. The whole team lost and they receive all the blame for losing.
      Wang =/= 2009 Yankees
      Wang deserves more blame than Phil but still the whole team is to blame for us losing. The ump was BS but the offense save for the home runs was atrocious today.

    • bxpd

      I’m guessing Wang gets the start next go ’round. I think it’s going to be against the Nats. What happens if he bombs then?

  • Hova

    One positive to take away from this. Fatcessa will finally shut the hell up about Joba to the pen. I hope he understands that Joba is our 2nd best starter right now. In a big game I would take him over AJ, Pettitte or Wang/Hughes.

    • Zach

      That will never happen, he has a new philosphy.

      It’s not about Joba being a bad starter, its about the bullpen being bad

      • Hova

        Or its about the Red Sox bullpen being the greatest of all time. Can he even name anyone other than Papsmear and Delcarmen? Probably not.

        • Zach

          Hunter Jones and Bowden are his favorite ‘flamethrowers’

        • Zach

          He’s not a Delcarmen guy, doesnt show up in big spots

  • Dorian

    How many bad starts until it just becomes who he is this year? I have loved Wanger for his whole career but at a certain point you have to cut your losses. I just want to know when that point is.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      After the Nationals.

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

        Yeah, if he struggles against them (like I said, I’m having a bad image of a huge HR from Dunn), then put Hughes back in the rotation.

        • Zach

          i think of the platinum sombrero for Dunn

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

            Dunn =/= Alex Rios.

    • CT Yankee

      Next Year

      • Dorian

        Will you say that when he is in line to start against Boston in August?

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

          Most likely no because if Wang is in line to start in August, it probably means he’s righted himself.

    • bxpd

      I’m just at a loss as to what has happened to Wang. It doesn’t seem to be the stuff. Is it command, confidence or has the league just figured out that he can only throw one pitch for strikes assuming he throws one?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        It was the command. Walked to many people then threw in meatballs in an attempt for strikes. Really command is the only pitching issue for the Yankees this year.

    • Drew

      I can tell you’ve just “loved” his whole career. lol. I’ve loved his whole career, I think you’ve just loved the games he’s won. There is a difference.

  • AGOD

    haha Fatcessa.

    • Zach

      first time you heard it?

  • http://Nichter24 Jason

    Hughes NEEDS to start the next game. Wang needs to stay in the pen where he can bring it without having to hold back. If he doesn’t like that then I’m sure there is some poor team out there looking for a former ace. And we need Pen help and bench help. Lets dangle him and see who bites.

    • BigBlueAL

      Ha, lets dangle Wang.

    • Zach

      If you were GM what would you give up?

      No contending team wants him
      No rebuilding team wants his 5m and arbitration when they dont want know they’re getting, not to mention giving up pieces

      • Dorian

        This is the critical part. They don’t know what they are getting and neither do we. Why do we not know what we are going to get out of our projected #2 starter?

        • Zach

          I’m a fan of Wang (yea i said it) so I dont want to trade him, but even if I did there’s no value. He said ‘bench help’ but wtf is that, ramiro pena? what kind of bullpen arm are you getting?

          They’re going to try to work him out in the rotation, eventually if he doesnt he’ll be the long arm in the bullpen and sit there all season. They wont even go to arb next year, he’ll get what 5.5m tops, they’ll send him to some winter league, get his confidence up, come back to ST to battle for 5th starter.

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

      No one, and I mean no one, would give anything of value for Wang right now.

    • Drew

      Damn. I didn’t know he held it back today. Thanks for that insight.

  • Drew

    Most of my anger is derived from Fatty but I see it on here occasionally. Philly has a 5.3 ERA. We all know about the Joba man with his “average 3.5ish ERA,” but this disgust with Wanger, after the way he’s been mishandled just isn’t right. Go ahead and boo, in your eyes, it’s only a positive when he “proves” you wrong. Wang will be there. Velocity is up every game. It should be baby steps yet he is making strides in terms of his stuff. With AJ many say 80 Million!!!!1 With Wang it’s just, send him to AAA/don’t pitch him. I don’t get it.

  • Dorian

    You know just how important this game was to people, the game was over half an hour ago and people are still heated and online.

    • Drew

      It’s not one game, it’s 7. It’s also that we arent the same team that we’ve been watching the past 2 months.

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

        Well, to put a bright side onto things, the Yankees have lost 7 games to their main competition this year and are only a game behind them with 102 games left to play. Like I said earlier, I like their chances to make that “deficit” up.

        • Drew

          Ohhh Hell yes. If I didn’t believe in our team I probably wouldn’t watch. I think we are the best team in the world. However, it is obvious, with less than 6 innings out of our starters and only 5 runs out of our offense in 2 games. This is not the Yankee team we’ve been watching as of late.

    • BigBlueAL

      Nah man I aint heated, just bored!! Now if CC loses to Penny tomorrow night, watch out…..

    • Hova

      Its not that this single game was that important. Its just 1 of the 162. Its more the fact that with every loss to the most hated rival in your sport, it gets harder to take as a fan.

      We’ve never been through anything like this before. This was a team that we used to own. They were the mentally weak team who could never do anything to beat us in a big spot. Now it feels like that the tide has turned fully in their favor. They keep shitting on us and we haven’t done enough to fight back and respond.

      I guess we just gotta keep rooting and hoping it turns around.

  • Manimal

    What I would do right now
    -DFA Berroa aka worthless piece of shit
    -Call up Shelly, see how that works out
    -If it doesnt seek out some right handed power hitters to pinch hit
    -Give Hughes his job back as a starter, Wang clearly isn’t mechanically stable.
    -Make some room for Melancon and use D-rob more often

    • BigBlueAL

      Man you really, really hate Berroa!!!!

      • Manimal

        I hate bench players that don’t do anything I mean he never pinch runs, pinch hits, he just occasionally in the 9th inning of a blow out will play 3rd for Arod.

    • Zach

      “If it doesnt seek out some right handed power hitters to pinch hit”

      Where are you getting RH power?

  • Dorian

    Teixera just gave me an erection. I don’t have his exact quotes but they were something to the effect of… “if you don’t think you can comeback you shouldn’t be playing”, “We can’t think we’re going to throw out gloves out there and win.” I mean you hear about the makeup and a lot of the time its overrated. Its everything its cracked up to be with this guy.

    • Hova

      Aw man. Hopefully PeteAbe has some audio. Would love to hear that. Exactly what I need right now. That and a fifth of Johnnie Black.

  • Dorian

    What I would like for tommorrow is for C.C. to go 9 and finish with a fist-pump and some expletives.

  • Hova

    Eiland said just now that Wang’s arm slot, while fine in the bullpen, is “all over the place” in games. “He has to take what he does in the bullpen onto the field,” Eiland said. “I know I’ve said that before.”

    Dude, its your freaking job to help him bring that into the game. Obviously there is a disconnect from the bullpen onto the field, and you get freaking paid to figure it out!!! You have one fcuking job, and that’s to help the pitchers prepare and make sure they’re ready for work.

    • Drew

      He’s fiyad!!11

    • Dorian

      Dude, I pitched at the college level(Many hitter’s owe their careers to me lol) but it doesn’t matter many times what you do in the bullpen. It’s mostly about you. Only guys like Dave Duncan do reclamation projects. Eiland’s job is to get him right in between his starts. After that, it’s up to Wang.

      • Hova

        Ron Guidry was able to get to Wang and make him successful. Eiland hasn’t been able to. I agree that most of it is on Wang, but we’ve seen very little to no improvement. Eiland has to take some blame for this.

  • Axl aka Tom Selleck

    I’m still waiting for my apology from everyone…

    I’ve predicted literally everything…large sample sizes (games)…small sample sizes (at bats)…

    Your Prophet is here…

    Don’t worry…I forgive easily.

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