Jun
11

Game 60: Wherein the Yankees do a favor for our collective sanity, scoring early and often

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Over the past few games it seems like Yankees fans have gone from this:

To this:

I can’t say the collective frustration is undeserved. The Yanks have gotten nothing from their starting pitching over the past two games, and what they got from the offense last night wasn’t enough. Not only was it not enough to win the game, but it wasn’t enough given how many opportunities they gave themselves. It’s been quite an ugly series made even uglier because of the way they played heading into it.

Tonight they face Brad Penny, the Red Sox No. 5 starter and subject of various lopsided trade rumors. The Yankees have faced Penny just once in his career, and that was all the way back in 2000, during his rookie campaign. The Yanks got him for three runs in five innings, forcing him to throw 118 pitches in the process. Nowadays would you ever see a manager leave a rookie pitcher out there for 118 pitches? Anyway, the only current Yanks who faced him were Jeter and Posada, the latter of whom is not playing tonight.

As mentioned, Penny has surfaced in a number of trade rumors as he’s considered a “surplus” starter, since the Sox have John Smoltz and Clay Buchholz waiting to go. There is little chance, though, that it’s nearly as good a trade as the last one Penny was involved in. That occurred in 2004, when Paul DePodesta shipped Juan Encarnacion, Guerillmo Mota, and Paul LoDuca to the Marlins for Penny, Hee Seop Choi, and Bill Murphy. The fans in LA, who had for some reason grown to love LoDuca, hated DePo for making the move, but it was one that undoubtedly benefited the Dodgers. LoDuca was 32 at the time and sported a .795 OPS. In no full season since 2001 had LoDuca put up those numbers, so DePo traded him at the height of his value, and he was right. LoDuca did put up a .783 OPS in 2006 with the Mets, but was generally below average after the trade.

The other two pieces, Mota and Encarnacion, were never really good. Encarnacion struggled to produce league-aveage numbers while playing right field, which is akin to playing with a 10-pound weight around your neck. Mota was another guy DePo traded at the height of his value. After posting a Mo-like 204 ERA+ in 105 innings in 2003, Mota was once again mowing down the competition in 2004. DePo traded him, drew ire, but was vindicated in the end, as Mota has pretty much stunk since. Penny, meanwhile, became a solid cog in the Dodgers rotation, peaking with 208 innings of 3.03 ERA ball in 2007. Yet despite this smart trade, DePo was run out of town by the likes of Bill Plaschke, who favored Ned Colletti, a man who signed Juan Pierre for $50 million, among other obvious blunders.

CC is the Yanks last hope until the Sox head to the Stadium on August 6. In 48.1 career innings against the Red Sox, Sabathia holds a 3.91 ERA, striking out 35 and walking just 8 in that span. The Yanks will need him at the top of his game tonight. I don’t want to fathom what will happen if he’s not.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Hideki Matsui, DH
8. Melky Cabrera, CF
9. Francisco Cervelli, C

And on the mound, number fifty-two, CC Sabathia.

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355 Comments

  1. Joe: please stop batting Cano 5th.

  2. Nigel Incubator-Jones says:

    Is the world coming to an end soon?

    Last night I saw fans doing “The Wave” at Fanway, and a couple days ago they were doing it at Yankee Stadium.

    Unless, for some unknown reason, all the people in a section are standing up, sheering, sitting down, and grinning like total idiots for some other reason.

  3. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    CC will break the streak, and if we are lucky he will plunk Youk in the process.

  4. ARX says:

    “Here’s the pitch *smack* oh shit.” Id pay to hear an announcer slip and say that on air…..maybe a Red Sox announcer tonight :-)

  5. bobmac says:

    Sabathia will come through.Hopefully,Jeter looks at a few more pitches leading off.

  6. nathan says:

    Just one win will do… and i hope its a come from behind, that will provide more confidence that they can come back against them Sux

  7. pc69 says:

    That was extremely funny! Great way to lighten the mood.

  8. Slu says:

    This is what CC gets the big bucks for.

    I have confidence that he will keep them in the game and take the pressure off the bullpen.

  9. Stu H says:

    Completely off topic, but Christian Garcia’s on the DL…again. A shame, really, because he was performing exceptionally well. Will he ever be healthy enough to make it to the majors, and at what point do you have to give up on him being a starter…

  10. Survey:

    Should I rally toke before the first, or save it for when they need it?

  11. Bleakley says:

    How much longer until AJax makes it up to play centerfield even though he is striking out a ton at AAA? After the all-star break?

  12. I’m glad I just got a surgery lesson on YES.

  13. John says:

    Let’s win all the remaining games against the Sox!

  14. Oh my god… The game hasn’t even started and Flaherty is talking about pitchers being proud of their fastball. I might have to mute this one.

    • He said it how many damn times last night? Ugh. He’s up to a Kay level of hatred in my book now. I can has Cone, Singleton, and Lorenz, plz?

      • Seriously. It’s infuriating. I just got angry at my TV and started cursing at Flaherty through it. I’m going to mute the TV and pull a Pawlikowski and chill out a bit, I’m a little on edge after the last couple of games.

  15. JobaWockeeZ says:

    YES reads RAB.

    • What was this in particular? I am not listening to a Kay/Flaherty game.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        They have been saying a few things commonly said here. Flaherty said Wang was on a short leash yesterday. I was kinda joking about this but I would not be surprised if they were reading RAB for some reason.

  16. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    Shyt we betta win today.

  17. The “.309″ bullet point was the only thing that could even be considered a legit part of a “scouting report.” Remember when scouting reports said how fast a guy threw and what pitches he had? Ugh.

  18. John, every pitcher has to change speeds and locations to get by.

  19. That Dustin Pedroia. He dives for everything. It shows his heart, and his determination. What a classy player.

  20. That’s how you hit a curveball.

  21. Brett and Joe G.: take notes.

  22. ArodMVP217 says:

    Who is Jack from Major Leagues on our team?

  23. JobaWockeeZ says:

    The Yankees are pissed.

  24. yanke1313 says:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    does Caleb Cotham really reach the high 90′s like it says?

  25. pat says:

    Jeter says fuck this shit we’re not losing this game.

  26. John says:

    aite Yankees, lets bring him home please

  27. pc69 says:

    I think the Yankees are cursed by the Marlins. Since 2003, this is what has happened.

    Carl Pavano signed – flop
    AJ Burnett signed – mediocre so far but dominated last year.
    Josh Beckett – pretty dominant against the Yanks
    Pudge Rodriguez – traded for last year, didn’t help
    Mike Lowell – was a Yankee, traded, then traded to Boston, done his damage.
    Girardi – may be coming out of his spell.

    Jury is still out on Cabrera, Willis, Penny, and who else am I missing

    • Mike HC says:

      They at least took Hanley Ramirez away from the Sox. Score that one for the Yanks

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      What?
      Pavano agree.
      Burnett is too early to tell.
      Beckett has like a 5.00 ERA against the Yankees
      Pudge was here for short time.
      Lowell agree.

      • Accent Shallow says:

        Pudge was traded for as an upgrade over Molina, and proceeded to hit like Molina as a Yankee. Sure, small sample size, but he definitely hurt the (slim) playoff chances of the ’08 team.

  28. John says:

    that 1st strike to tex was NOT a strike

  29. John says:

    man, i hate non-productive outs like line outs in the infield

  30. Man. I wish A-Rod were the type of guy to just bury Penny. He could take him.

  31. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    he did dat on porpuse.

  32. The Artist says:

    And the lowlife douchebags in Fenway cheer Alex getting drilled.

    I’m shocked.

  33. And the fans fucking cheer for it. Wow.

    • Whitey14 says:

      You didn’t seem to have any problem with this comment posted very early in the thread….

      “SouthernYankeeFan says:

      June 11th, 2009 at 6:41 pm CC will break the streak, and if we are lucky he will plunk Youk in the process.”

  34. Mike Axisa says:

    Oh bullshit, a warning? Now they can’t retaliate.

  35. pc69 says:

    On purpose, classy Boston fans. Then again they gave Fat Papi a standing ovation for a stupid HR>

  36. John says:

    damn penny turned it up to 97 to hit A-rod after going 94-95 before

  37. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Why did we get a warning?

  38. Raf says:

    too bad CC doesnt get a chance to fire one back. hope hes not timid about coming inside

  39. Ivan says:

    Bunch of bitches.

  40. V says:

    Cano fouls off too many meatballs.

    His plate approach looks ok – he’s swinging at strikes, laying off bad pitches, much better than last year.

    But he’s fouling off meatballs.

  41. OmgZombies says:

    Thats bull he better be suspended

  42. Fuck it, send Veras out there to hit someone in the bottom of the first, let him get tossed, and then put CC in.

  43. pat says:

    Whatever if that happened in yankee stadium and CC drilled youkilis yall know sure as shit you’d be giving CC a standing ovation. Anybody who says otherwise is a f*cking liar.

  44. Accent Shallow says:

    Way to foul off two balls that were way out of the strike zone, Robbie.

  45. The Artist says:

    Cano rarely comes through in these spots, and lately he’s been awful. Batting 1-something for June.

  46. Mike Axisa says:

    Watch the split Robbie…

  47. Alex, stop talking to Youkilis. He’s bad for you.

  48. JobaWockeeZ says:

    STOP WITH THE DAMN PROTECTION KAY!
    You NEVER did this last year! Oh my God please stop. I’m pretty damn sure it isn’t protection as to why Robbie and A-Rod are slumping.

  49. John says:

    Cmon robbie make em pay with a 3 run shot

  50. I must say I am enjoying the booth so far. I hope I don’t jinx it.

  51. Accent Shallow says:

    If Robbie had a little more patience, that might have been ball four.

  52. Manimal says:

    This at bat is SOOOOOO gritty.

  53. Ivan says:

    Cano is missing some pitches to hit.

  54. The Artist says:

    If anyone had tickets for the May 3rd game vs the Angels that was rained out, its been rescheduled for September 14th.

    Last week’s June 5th rain out vs The Rays has been rescheduled as a Labor Day double header.

  55. Fuck. If that’d ended in a hit it would have been by far my favorite at bat of the season.

  56. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Brad Penny jumps the list of Red Sox I hate this year.
    Let’s rock him next inning.

  57. yanke1313 says:

    B Penny is strictly a “fatass”.

  58. BigBlueAL says:

    0-3 w/RISP in the 1st inning. Nice start. Lets go CC!!!!

  59. Ivan says:

    The ump gave a warning cuz he know CC would plunk one of the sox players and knowing damn well that not one of the sox player would wanna fight a 6″7, 300LBS, athletic, angry black guy. He fucking kill those bastards

  60. I’m excited for CC’s strikeout numbers to climb.

  61. What’s with the sneaky ads? The listerine popup shit, the verizon in the scouting report thing. It’s almost like they want us to talk about them…

  62. John says:

    0-3 with RISP already…

  63. pat says:

    Wow a new low. 2 corporate mentions in the little bullshit scouting report on cc sabathia.

  64. OMG CC THREW A BALL WIDE. HIS CONTROL IS SO OFF. THIS IS GONNA BE A LONG GAME.

    /Axl’d

  65. pc69 says:

    Actually, who ever mentioned Veras drilling someone, that would be a stand up thing for him to do AND a win-win for the Yankees – Veras does a stand up thing and Yankee fans go at least 5 games without any Veras sightings.

  66. Accent Shallow says:

    In any other park, that’s an easy out, but here, it’s a foot away from being a double. What a joke.

  67. Tony Pena is a fucking trooper.

  68. You know Pedroia dented the foul pole once! That’s powah!

  69. The Artist says:

    They can sugar-coat this all they want, Cervelli is quickly becoming CC’s personal catcher. And there are other pitchers on the staff that don’t love throwing to Posada, either.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Hasn’t it been that way for years, though? The Yankees have sacrificed defense/relationship with pitchers in exchange for Posada’s bat.

      Been a relatively fair tradeoff, in my opinion.

  70. Gotta get that ball up, CC.

  71. pc69 says:

    Yankees pitchers location with 2 strike sucks this series.

  72. JobaWockeeZ says:

    What the hell. Those were strikes weren’t they?

  73. John says:

    Cmon CC…dont be afraid to go inside

  74. pc69 says:

    Is it me or do the Yankee pitcher seem scared of the 1-5 on the Red Sox? WTF?

  75. BigBlueAL says:

    CC’s location is horrible right now.

  76. Does anyone now where the live pitch F/X site is?

  77. pat says:

    Yankees signed 11th round pick Neil Medchill

    • pat says:

      Neil Medchill, OF, Oklahoma State: A left-handed power hitter, Medchill had a monster season this year as a junior, hitting .332 while leading the team with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs. He was drafted in the 33rd round of last year’s draft by the New York Mets but did not sign.

  78. JobaWockeeZ says:

    If you’re scared of the Red Sox catching signs, we should try doing it too.

  79. Any chance for 2?

  80. Raf says:

    dang it seems like every ground ball hit in a DP situation by the Soxs this series has been too slow to turn it

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      That wouldn’t have been a DP. A-Rod did the right thing of taking out the lead runner. And it didn’t hurt in the end.

      • Raf says:

        yeah i know Arod had no other play. would’ve been nice if the ball was hit a bit harder for him to go around the horn and get out of the inning

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          Oh yeah that has happened a couple times this series I guess. My bad for misinterpreting.

  81. BigBlueAL says:

    Man the YES gun had every pitch in that ab to Bay at 92, despite the last 2 pitches clearly being a slider and changeup. They really need to either fix the gun or just stop showing the MPH, it really is embarrassing.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      They’ve shown several pitches this series that were clearly sliders or curves at 92+ MPH.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        Last 2 games they werent on the package, the YES broadcast I mean, so tonight is the only game of this series Im watching on YES.

  82. Whatever Eiland and Cervelli said, it worked.

  83. Accent Shallow says:

    No hitters are out of play for both teams.

    /Turns game off

  84. yanke1313 says:

    cc being squeezed

  85. John says:

    nice CC…pumpin gas at 97

  86. Ivan says:

    Joel Zumaya just 102MPH on his FB.

  87. Shark River Blues says:

    Any partial plan holders try exchanging tickets through the Yankees? If so, any good?

  88. Bit of a wide zone up and down for this ump.

  89. BigBlueAL says:

    OMG Livan tomorrow night!!! If the Yankees dont knock him out early then we really have a problem. Actually the last couple of times he has faced the Yankees they have killed him I believe. I clearly remember them spanking him in NY when he pitched for Arizona.

  90. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    Lane whatshisname reporting the first draft signing…

  91. John Smoltz is getting out AAA hitters easily?! You don’t say!

  92. Dorian says:

    They are definitely stealing the signs. For anyone who has DVR or TIVO rewind to the flyout by Lowell. Watch Youkilis after the sign and before the pitch he moves his head in the direction of the pitch and Lowell proceeds to take an opposite field swing.

    I actually have no problem with this. I just would like to some red sox with some dirt on their back.

  93. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Swish! Tip teh pitchas A-Rod style!

  94. Swisher is heating up once again!!!

  95. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    man that was an awsome at bat by Swish.

  96. Mike Axisa says:

    What an at-bat. Swish at the plate is a thing of beauty.

  97. BigBlueAL says:

    Smoltz 1-2 in the WS vs the Yankees though!!!! Granted one of the losses was 1-0 but too bad.

  98. Slu says:

    How close was that to a homer? Sterling started his homerun call before stopping. “Hit high in the air to left…”

  99. John says:

    and sweish had a bad call too!

  100. BigBlueAL says:

    Melky bunt coming up!! God I hope not….

  101. Mike Axisa says:

    STOP BUNTING!!!

  102. Are you fucking KIDDING ME?

  103. Shark River Blues says:

    No bunting! no bunts!
    - Stevie Janowski

  104. Penny is duh ballz! They should trade him for a DH with some wicked powah to replace Papi in duh lineup.

  105. Accent Shallow says:

    Stop bunting, please! It’s the second inning against a lousy pitcher!

    Girardi is killing me.

  106. BigBlueAL says:

    WTF are you fucking serious!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cervelli is on deck for crying out loud, and its only the 2nd fucking inning!!!!

  107. John says:

    bunt in the 2nd inning?

  108. Work…that…walk! Work…that…walk!

  109. Tom Zig says:

    Now why couldn’t we foul this many pitches off the previous 2 games?

  110. pat says:

    At least we’re working Penny’s pitch count.

  111. Raf says:

    ugh. too close to take.

  112. BigBlueAL says:

    But of course.

  113. JobaWockeeZ says:

    That was down.

  114. Mike Axisa says:

    Too close to take, Melk.

  115. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    sit down melky that was a strike.

  116. Dorian says:

    Melky says “this is why you bunt me”

  117. Can MLB network not afford a K-zone! They’re the MLB network for Mo’s sake!!!!!!!!

  118. Manimal says:

    Why are the umps absolutely TERRIBLE when we play the sox. I mean for both sides. Big games like these should have the best umps.

  119. See what I mean about a big zone up and down?

  120. Accent Shallow says:

    Yeah, that certainly looked like strike 3. Can’t bitch too much, for once.

  121. Shark River Blues says:

    Wish Frankie was looking first pitch fastball there…

  122. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    come on cervelli get em in.

  123. Mike Axisa says:

    How come on Swish. Two days in a row.

  124. Raf says:

    not fucking again Swish. what the hell

  125. You’re killing me, Nick.

  126. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Again Swisher? Come on….

  127. Accent Shallow says:

    What the hell, Swisher? Twice in two games?!

  128. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    daamit swisherrrrrrrrrr.

  129. Tom Zig says:

    Swisher…why

  130. BigBlueAL says:

    Im going to kill myself now….

  131. Slu says:

    Swish didn’t learn anything from last night?

  132. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    SWISHEr get youre fucking head out of your ass WTF

  133. pat says:

    un fucking believable.

  134. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Penny shut up.

  135. Shark River Blues says:

    Swish giveth and Swish taketh away.

  136. Raf says:

    now we get to hear how Bay did an awesome job on faking Swish out.
    no Swish was just a dumbass in that situation

  137. Ivan says:

    All I can do laugh, of what Swisher did, just to cover up the absolute anger.

  138. V says:

    It’s time for him to hit the bench. That’s three dumb mistakes in two days.

    Put Gardner in CF, Melky in right.

  139. Bleakley says:

    He needs to be benched for that.

  140. Mike Axisa says:

    Girardi should bench him, yank him out right now and send a message.

  141. RichYF says:

    I don’t even see a benefit for being at third instead of halfway there. What does he gain? If it’s off the monster there’s no way he doesn’t score.

    Boggles the mind.

    NITWIT SWISHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  142. kunaldo says:

    what the fuck

  143. Yankee1010 says:

    That was a new way not to score the runners in scoring position.

  144. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Anyone can tell that Bay was faking.

  145. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    fuckkkkkkkkk ortizzzz are u serious.

  146. Tom Zig says:

    Oh boy…here we go again.

  147. V says:

    It looks like Ortiz is back.

    Of course he does it vs. the Yankees.

  148. Aaaaaaaaaaand now starts the David Ortiz correction.

  149. RichYF says:

    Papi’s back bitches!!!!!

  150. Raf says:

    just mind boggling how this changes so quickly.
    run out of an inning then Ortiz hits one out

  151. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Fuck now this shit. They better test Ortiz’s fat ass.

  152. Accent Shallow says:

    Have I died and woken up in some sort of nightmarish universe?

  153. Kyle says:

    I’m going to vomit if I have to see another curtain call

  154. Shark River Blues says:

    Baseball gods punishing the Yankees for Swisher’s stupidity.

  155. OmgZombies! says:

    This sh*t sucks

  156. Yankee1010 says:

    Jeez. Are they trying to make sure that Ortiz gets it going again?

    The Yanks will still win tonight, but good God.

  157. ARX says:

    …….

  158. BigBlueAL says:

    You know, playing the Red Sox has to be getting in the Yankees heads now because how else to explain the horrible base-running, defense, pitching and hitting w/RISP. They have to be pressing extra because they are playing the Red Sox. I mean how else to explain this (besides small-sample size). They were playing great baseball until they got to Fenway. Now CC cant even keep Papi in the fucking ballpark.

    • Raf says:

      i could see this. its always big when they play them and given how they’ve started the season, they’re trying to force things instead of just playing like they normally do

    • Tom Zig says:

      2-22 over the past 3 games with RISP. Does that still count as a small sample size

    • mustang says:

      This is building for something great in the future. Unfortunately in order to enjoy that we must thought this.
      Just a theory.

  159. mick says:

    Are we seeing Melky from last June?

  160. dkidd says:

    very very frustating

  161. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why are they giving the Twilight zone on MLB network!?!?!?!

  162. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    another curtain call wtf.

  163. dkidd says:

    very very frustrating

  164. mustang says:

    Someone tell me what’s wrong with Ortiz again?

    He looks just fine to me.

  165. Dorian says:

    THIS IS FUCKING RIDICULOUS WHAAT TEH FUCK DAMMIT

  166. Stryker says:

    fuck.

  167. OmgZombies! says:

    There were a number of particularly delightful incidents. There is, for example, the physicist who introduced me to one of my favorite “laws,” which he described as “Murphy’s law or the fourth law of thermodynamics” (actually there were only three last I heard) which states: “If anything can go wrong, it will.”[6]

    • Accent Shallow says:

      I have never heard Murphy’s Law referred to as “the fourth law of thermodynamics.”

  168. How many fucking replays are they going to show? For fuck’s sake.

  169. pat says:

    Wow it must be nice to be a sox fan right now.

  170. Jay J says:

    lets give struggling players fastballs down the middle…

  171. I just realized how enormous CC’s glove is.

  172. Dorian says:

    I haven’t been this angry in a long time.

  173. Nick L says:

    its only 1-0, CC will be fine

  174. Yankee1010 says:

    The curtain calls are ridiculous. They’re made even more ridiculous because that’s twice that Ortiz has waited until the exact moment that the Yankee pitcher is delivering the pitch. He needs to be set straight.

  175. E-ROC says:

    Its pretty sad that Ortiz is getting healthy against the Yankees.

  176. Jay J says:

    Yankees at bat, pitch doesnt touch plate, its a strike… Red Sox at bat, CC just hit corner… middle height… it’s a ball.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I opened gameday for only an inning but Penny is getting these close calls whereas CC isn’t.

  177. RichYF says:

    This lead definitely FEELS a lot bigger than 1-0.

    Let’s see if the offense can pick CC and Swisher up next inning.

  178. Slu says:

    Just a solo shot. There is no way the Yankees get shut out.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Just a solo shot isn’t the upsetting part, it’s that it’s against a unlikeable bastard who has looked done up until this point.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        Not to mentioned 2 of his 4 HR’s came against us in this series.
        Depressing but as said it’s only 1 run. But this Yankee offense has been worrying me with its lack of clutch hitting.
        To all people wondering why Brett Garnder doesn’t run, he knows the team will never hit if he goes to scoring position. That’s why he stays at first base.

      • Slu says:

        I hear ya, but I am trying to keep some perspective.

  179. Accent Shallow says:

    You know what I could use? Another YES replay of the Ortiz jack. Christ.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      How would you like it? From his perspective, following the ball or the usual perspective of the HR? Or all 3?

  180. Dorian says:

    Sloppi cycled back on for this series

  181. It’s fucking Nick Green. Go. Right. At. Him.

  182. pat says:

    We need to prison rape the mets this weekend to make me feel better about these past few games.

  183. Dorian says:

    0-4 RISP not good

  184. Raf says:

    Carl Crawford just went on the fake to 3rd-go to 1st play and made it to 2nd in time

  185. Lily says:

    wasn’t ortiz slumping? wait against us hes become the old ortiz. the way this game has been going there is not way were going to win.

  186. They couldn’t find an actual Yankee moment? I mean I know A-Rod is on the Yankees and all but come on…

  187. John says:

    This reminds me of Delgado coming alive against us last year after being pronounced dead like Papi. He had a huge series against us.

  188. Tom Zig says:

    Here is my plan. CC goes 8.2 innings, you then move him to right field. You bring in Veras and he plunks whoever it is at the plate. You then put CC back on the mound and put Melky in right and gardner in center.

  189. Lowell looked awful on that.

  190. Jay J says:

    Way to go One Nut… $20 says if it was hit twice as hard, lowell would have magically ended up with it.

  191. Slu says:

    Here we go…I am calling a big inning here. Penny has thrown a lot of pitches.

  192. RichYF says:

    Lowell doing his best impression of A-Rod over at 3rd.

  193. BigBlueAL says:

    Yankees due for a big inning which hopefully opens up the flood gates.

  194. Double T says:

    Brad Penny doesn’t look comfy out there I hope the bats can make him feel worse…

  195. Lily says:

    that pitch to johnny where was that? how is that a strike

  196. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Penny is getting all the borderline calls, it’s ridiculous.

  197. What a fucking awful hack.

  198. Jay J says:

    Johnny, might be tired from ballet class? what was that?

  199. John says:

    man, none of those were strikes to Damon according to Gameday except the last one

  200. Slu says:

    Should be 2-0 to Tiex. Jebus.

  201. BigBlueAL says:

    Penny pinpointing now like he is Greg Maddux.

  202. It was the same yesterday with Wakefield.

  203. Raf says:

    Penny decided to pitch like the All Star he was a couple of years ago tonight and not the dude getting hit in the AL this year

  204. John says:

    The damn ump is forcing us to change our approach and swing at bad pitches

    • Jay J says:

      Thats been 90% of our games this year, and we’re only one game out of first? i wonder what we could be…

  205. pc69 says:

    I swear I am watching a game from April where the Yankees just laid down.

  206. Slu says:

    The umpiring is fucking bullshit.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      While I agree Gameday had them all borderline strikes against A-Rod.
      They were accurate.
      But CC will not get these calls.

  207. Mike Axisa says:

    They don’t deserve to beat them, Girardi needs to start busting heads.

  208. BigBlueAL says:

    Thataway to get back at Penny for drilling you Arod.

  209. Jay J says:

    we definitely need an energy boost, next time someone gets hit, charge the mound, for the sake of the game.

  210. John says:

    well, CC didnt get that called strike 3 to Alex once yet in Gameday…BULLSHIT!

  211. Dorian says:

    Why is it that the Red Sox will go the other way and we won’t?