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

    Eh. If you think this is bad just remember what it was like with Hughes and Kennedy last year. This is not as bad. He has kept them in the game.

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

    So he’s not coming out again right?

    • Drew

      he is.

      • Drew

        Damn Leiter says no. I thought he would.

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

        He is not.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    On Joba not being on his way onto being a top starter (that is, responding to a comment that implied that Joba was not):

    As do most 23-year-old starting pitchers. David Price didn’t get out of the 6th when he had his 11 K game.

    But he’s still a lot further on that road [to being a top-flight starter] than most 23-year-old starting pitchers. And he’s closer to being a top rated starter than, say, the pitcher he’s facing tonight.

    He’ll be fine. There’s only one Rick Ankiel.

    And now Al Leiter is running off his mouth on things he doesn’t really understand, God bless him.

  • Double T

    I think Joba is going to go batter to batter in the 5th. I hope he can settle down and finish off the heart of their order.

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

      I’d hope. I have more confidence in him against the big bats opposed to Tomko.

  • Drew

    I am tired of this fucking warning track shit! Where’s teh friggin bandbox!?

  • Jose

    If only we had the Supercaptain on our team. Joba would pitch a no hitter every game.

    I’m confident we win this game.

  • Dorian

    Look what 3-2 breaking balls got us. Brett Tomko in the 5th inning.

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

      You’re one of those people who belong in an insane asylum AKA: want Joba in the pen aren’t you?

      • Dorian

        I want Joba in the Starting Rotation because his potential is being the best pitcher in baseball. I want him in the rotation because he has 4 plus pitches. Don’t talk about me being a B-Jobber. Just because I have a problem with the way he pitched tonight doesn’t mean I want in the bullpen.

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

          Well just remember how young he is. These things happen.

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

    Is there one pitcher on this staff besides Andy Pettitte that doesn’t bitch about Posada?

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

      Even he had a hard time with Posada last time.

    • V

      Huh? Who bitched about Posada? Did you just field a phone call from Joba?

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

        So you know more about pitching than David Cone. Gotcha.

        • V

          So David Cone said that Posada = t3h suck?

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

      CC has all but made Cervelli his personal catcher and Joba is clearly upset.

      Not sure how AJ and Wang feel, but neither is pitching well lately.

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

        Just to further this point, check out AJ Burnett’s splits by Catcher.

        http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?n1=burnea.01&year=2009&t=p

        In an equal amount of starts (4) with Posada and Molina catching, his numbers explode when Jorge is behind the plate.

        All Jorge’s fault? No, but this stuff gets hard to ignore at some point.

  • V

    Btw, per mlbtraderumors, Todd Linden’s contract was sold to Japan.

    • thebusiness

      Because Linden couldn’t help the team more than Berroa.

      Clearly.

  • BigBlueAL

    5 innings from the pen, lets just say the Yankees offense better realize 3 runs wont win this game.

  • Drew

    Jeez, these negative nancies on here drive me nuts. Somedays it’s just brutal on here. We get it, Joba couldn’t get to strike three, he went 4 innings. It’s not 13-2 right now.
    —-
    We’re winning.

    • Jose

      But, coming into this game we aren’t 60-0. This is a critical game, we can’t just win we have to make David Wright cry.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No one will ever be perfect…
        We have one of the best records in the MLB and that’s not good enough going in?

        • V

          Apparently not. Since they aren’t in first place by a million games, the team is t3h suck.

          • Jose

            If baseball blogs were popular in 1998, there would probably be people complaining about that Yankees team. In the first week people probably would have been saying they were done and had no chance to win.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        This isn’t the NFL. Every game is not a must-win. Good teams sometimes run into rough patches, and go on losing streaks.

        No one likes to see a four-game losing streak. I’d rather not. If the Yankees don’t win tonight, though, it’s not the end of the world. This isn’t a must-win game. It’s not Game 5 of the ALDS, Game 7 of the ALCS, or Game 7 of the World Series, nor a regular season (or postseason) elimination game.

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

    I totally trust our bullpen with a one run lead.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Eh, Yankees are an inning away from blowing this game wide open. This isn’t going to stay a one-run lead.

      But even if it did? Hey, most pitchers who have no command can’t keep the runs off the board.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        …I’m not going to take this comment back, because I still think the Yankees are going to put more than 3 runs up on that board. But this *is* a little ridiculous…

    • BigBlueAL

      I do to, in the 9th inning.

    • charlie

      you’re crazy

  • Ivan

    I feel alot better if it was Hughes pitching now instead of Tomko. Oh well.

  • V

    Oh, lookie, Nick Swisher being stupid. Where have I seen THAT before?

  • Drew

    That fucking mohawk is pissing me off.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mets are running wild tonight.

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

    Swisher killed us in the Boston series, and now again.

    This shit has to stop. You can’t have a guy play bthe field like this on a championship team.

    • V

      Unfortunately, you only have 4 outfielders, one of whom is battling dizziness.

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

        I know, I’m not even saying we should bench him, since obviously we can’t. Its more about Swish getting his head screwed on right, if that’s even possible.

        You start to realize why a guy plays on 3 teams in 3 years when you see shit like this.

    • Drew

      Of course, we can’t bench him. We have a DH who can’t play the field, a guy who plays once every 20 games, and now, JD is hurt.

      • Bleakley

        Shelley Duncan is a call away.

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

          Please. We saw enough of Shelly last year.

          The only way I keep Shelly on the roster is as a NHL style ‘goon’. Our version of the Rangers’ Jeff Beukeboom, a guy who does all our dirty work for us and spends half the year suspended for one reason or another.

  • John

    uh-oh Tomko…this can get ugly

  • BigBlueAL

    This is going to be a loooong next few innings. Lets just hope in the end Mo is on the mound in the 9th with a lead.

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

      Nah lets hope Veras is in there with a 5 run lead.

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

    Ok. Base running and fielding blunders happen. But this is getting ridiculous. Stop being concerned with being a nice guy and go out and MAKE THE PLAYS. Look at Paul O’Neill. Total Prick. Good ball player and didn’t make an ass of himself.

  • Jose

    Wow. Carlos Beltran has 20 doubles and he has only played in 54 games.

  • Drew

    Pen sucks. Can’t wait to see veras

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

      It would be 1 out with a runner on first if it weren’t for Swisher.

    • Drew

      Can you please change your tag bro? Obviously you see people can confuse you with me.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Come On Swish you gotta make those plays.

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

    Wooooonderful.

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

    This is disgusting. I know what month it is. So don’t bother telling me.

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

      Fine. It’s the fifth inning and Livan Hernandez is pitching.

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

        Ok that was a pick-me-up.

  • Ivan

    If was active, instead of season Tomko, Aceves would be pitching.

    • Ivan

      Bruney was active.

  • Dorian

    I understand that we are winning. But if you want to celebrate steps that are taken during his development even when he comes out losing a game (last week). We have to be discouraged when he doesn’t progress in his development (tonight).

    I would much rather see Joba get bombed than watch him walk the ballpark. He has no reason to be afraid of bats, and he eliminates the ability of the hitter to get himself out.

    By the way, now we have Brett Tomko for 2-3 innings.

  • Drew

    Seen enough of tomko

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Agreed. Never liked him.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Cano’s failure with RISP looming larger..

  • Drew

    Bye bret

    • Drew

      Please change your tag?

  • Drew

    Thankyou Nick Swisher

  • charlie

    Mother FUCKER, fucking Brett Tomko is absolutely awful. Not many major league clubs would carry that fucking scrub on their roster and put him in a close game. ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Girardi sucks!!!!!!111

      • charlie

        He does, you’re right. But Brett Tomko is worse

  • Dorian

    And there ya go. Are yu guys happy now?

  • Bob Stone

    This is so f#@king discouraging!

  • Nick L

    is Hughes not available til’ tomorrow

  • John

    I knew a HR was coming

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

      So did I.

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

    Um, this Met team isn’t better. Why can’t they smash a team for a change? Funny thing is there isn’t an out yet.

  • BigBlueAL

    Any old, slumping hitter needs to get out of a slump, come face the Yankees.

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

      Maybe Gary Sheffield just had his eyes checked?

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Tomko – put it on a tee for him next time. Pitiful.

  • Drew

    The joba starter arguement would be better if he ever went 7

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

    I blame Swisher.

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

    Even more wonderful.

    Three runs ain’t shit, though.

    • Nick L

      Yanks can get 3 runs on three swings, no big deal yet

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

        Fo real.

  • John

    thats twice he gets ahead 0-2 to Sheff and Church but gave up XBHs

  • Drew

    Yo, other Drew, please change your tag!!?

  • YankeeJosh

    Why can’t Joba throw more than 100 pitches? A starting pitcher should be able to give 120-130 pitches if needed. Think the Yanks could have gotten an extra inning from Joba.

    Time for Dave Robertson?

    • Dorian

      Because these are the type of games that guys get hurt. He threw 40 pitches in one inning.

      • YankeeJosh

        He also only gave up one hit. I’m all for protecting Joba, but I think this was overkill. He’s a starting pitcher and wasn’t gassed. If 43 pitches was so much he should have been pulled in the third.

        After a culture that abused starter’s arms, the pendulum has swung back too far the other way.

  • Dorian

    This is why I want Joba throwing fastballs. Keep the pitch count down and keep him in the game. He was aggressive against the Rays and he lasted 6 innings. Tonight he nibbles and throws breaking balls and he is out in the 4th.

    • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

      How do you not challenge a guy who can’t hit one out?

      • Dorian

        Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding

  • pc69

    well that sucks

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

      They can really just SELL people? That’s nuts. Or do the players have to consent.

      • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

        They sold the contract at Linden’s request, he came to an agreement with the Japanese team and asked the Yankees to let him go.

        The Yanks agreed to the move after Linden had come to terms with his new Japanese club.

    • charlie

      OH my god, that is fucking retarded. That guy seemed pretty good, he should have been on our bench for over a month now, not fucking angel berroa.

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

        Dude calm the hell down. You take what is a game a little too seriously.

  • charlie

    i’m gonna fucking kill myself. This is disgusting bull shit, FUCK YOU CASHMAN!! FUCK YOU GIRARDI! AND FUCK YOU BRETT TOMKO. YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN DFA’D A MONTH AGO. HOW THE FUCK DO WE TRUST THIS PRICK WITH A LEAD?? OH MY FUCKING GOD, ITS HARD TO WATCH THIS TEAM LATELY.

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

      *Hands the revolver*

    • Joey

      …and it’s people like you why most of the regulars don’t comment in game threads anymore

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Exactly.

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

      Go here. http://yankees.lhblogs.com/
      I’m not taking no for an answer.

      • charlie

        nay

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

          Do you realize it’s people like you who are tarnishing the great reputation of this website?

    • Jose

      haha I know it is so tough to like this team especially since we are in last place and haven’t won a world series in a 100 years.

  • Joey

    Damn Tomko. Does anyone know what happened to Doc Halladay btw?

    • Bob Stone

      BLUE JAYS STARTER ROY HALLADAY LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE 4TH INNING AFTER SUFFERING A MUSCLE INJURY IN HIS RIGHT GROIN

      • Joey

        Thanks, wasn’t there a little bit ago

        • Bob Stone

          Yes – The game is in the top of the 6th

  • Drew

    Stop babying joba already

    • Drew (the original)

      You whine like a girl. Also, thanks for changing your name..

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Which one of you call Alex Al? That will be the identifying information.

        • Drew (the original)

          heh.. that’d be me.

  • Conor

    Okay, so I don’t think Joba should be in the bullpen, but we need bullpen help now. We don’t have a single reliever that can be consistently counted on. It is bullpen roulette.

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

      Tomko had actually done real well up until this inning.

      • Conor

        I understand that. But its Brett Tomko. He’s been on like 74 Major League teams. There’s a reason for that. We need help.

  • pc69

    Did you see Joe’s face, he is thinking the same thing we are, “For 200 million, Cash can’t find me some fucking pitching!” “Good job, Bret”

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

    STOP. USING. DAVE. ROBERTSON. IN. LOW. LEVERAGE. SITUATIONS.

    My Mo this makes me mad.

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

    We really should have to sign up to comment.

  • John

    Kontos, Melancon, Garcia…someone HAS to be better, right?

  • Drew

    How bad is igawa if he can’t crack this pen?

  • BigBlueAL

    Shit, Lester has 11 K’s thru 7 in Philly. Only up 2-1 though so Phillies could still comeback.

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

    If that outing doesn’t get Cash on the phone ASAP I’m not sure what it will take.

  • Double T

    Has Tomko pitched his way to a DFA?

  • Conor

    Any one of us could manage this game once the starter leaves. It is literally just: Throw somebody out there, hope they get outs, repeat until the 9th inning.

  • Drew (the original)

    2.1 innings would be huge by D-Rob right now.

  • John

    I just our offense can score 3 runs…

  • J

    this umpire is one of the worst i’ve seen. he’s been calling outside pitches on lefties strikes, but the same location for righties balls. Where’s the freaking consistency?

  • Dave G

    Third game out of our pitchers don’t go at least five innings. Third game out of four we give up six runs by the 5th inning. No way you can win in little league with those numbers. Three out of six runs because of walks and hit batsman. I’m just not seeing development from this group. Worse, the over 30 (or near 30) signed free agents (Kevin Brown, Jaret Wright, Carl Pavano, Kei Igawa, Sidney Ponson, Randy Johnson, Any Pettitte) have never worked out. Who is going to pitch the next four innings?

  • John

    How did Swish mess up again?

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

      Please. I just forgot about it.

      • John

        anyone else wanna tell me?

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

          No. Watch the post game.

  • Dorian

    Look at this Robertson challenging people and his stuff can’t wipe Joba’s ass.

  • Hova

    Our starters decide to fail us right before the Boston Mets series begin. Amazing. What timing.

    BP is going to be gassed after tonight. Pettitte has to go at least 6 tomorrow.

  • Conor

    Girardi did so well managing the bullpen last year because the bullpen did exceptionally well. This year, guys are faltering, and Girardi has no idea what to do.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah with the way their performing it’s hard not to eff up. Girardi has faults that’s for sure but this bullpen really needs to throw some strikes.

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

      Yep, a bullpen that doesn’t perform makes a manager look dumb in a hurry, because fans are all geniuses after the fact. Managers of course, don’t have the luxury of knowing the result before making the move.

      Classic second guessing, and an opinion not to be taken seriously.

      • Conor

        This is not second guessing, this is proving a weakness in Girardi’s managerial talents. This year he has overused Coke, just like Torre overused Proctor.

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

          Prove it.

          • Conor

            Torre had seven guys in his bullpen, but consistently relied on two or three. If we don’t find bullpen help soon, Girardi is going to have no choice but to do the same thing. Even if a guy falters, if Girardi considers him reliable he’s gonna have to go to him again. Robertson shouldn’t be pitching more than an inning, but might go three tonight. Same thing with Coke.

            • Joey

              With statistics, not idiocy

        • V

          God, you are a total dumbass.

          Coke has been used a LOT LESS than Proctor or Sturtze or [insert Torre’s bitch here].

          It’s not like he has a bunch of guys he can trust to put up zeros.

          • Conor

            That is my point.

            • Conor

              I like Girardi as a manager. I’m not calling up Mike Francesca and screaming for his head.

  • Drew (the original)

    I’m serprised we scored 3 runs with the way have looked. We are so bad its embarasing.

    • Drew (the original)

      Dude, stop using my fucking name.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Heh I was wondering why you of all people would say that.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        We knew it wasn’t you. You can spell surprised.

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

        I’d like to know who the other ‘Artist’ is around here. Not that its a big deal, its just confusing because I backtrack to see responses to stuff I write, and it gets confusing.

        I changed my name from “Steve” for that exact reason, because there were about 5 Steve’s here at the time.

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

      Then stop fucking watching. My fucking Mo, it’s a three run lead, not 13. If you really don’t think the Yankees can come back from a three run lead, in this stadium, with that lineup, then you’re clearly not watching.

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

        Matt, don’t get mad. Just tell him Mom he’s surfing for porn on her computer. That should get him grounded for at least a month with no computer privileges.

  • Dorian

    Yaaaaay. Let’s all watch David Robertson dominate in the 5th inning while we watch Phil Coke walk the ballpark in the 8th.

    • Drew

      LOL

  • Drew

    Time to get a hit with men on boys. It’s livan!!

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

    HA! Livan is at something like 66 pitches. Oh well. Hopefully that means he is in there longer to get BOMBED.

  • John

    time to make those deep flies go out now or make them land…PLEASE!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I fucking hate all these fly balls to the warning track.

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

    This is Livan Hernandez. I would like to hit him. More than that I would like the Yankees to hit him.

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

      I’m in a hitting mood. Shit, I was 3-4 with a sac fly tonight.

  • Hova

    We can’t lose to this pathetic Mets lineup. We will not lose.

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

    Captain Short Porch!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    All our runs from HR’s. I see my angry Met fans screaming in hatred.

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

      They can undo my zipper.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Heh I’ll go call them if they aren’t bitching about the short porch without knowing the facts.
        Don’t blame us CitiField sucks for hitters.

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

    Cohen and Keith bitching yet?

  • John

    Thanks Jeter…now cmon guys. 2 more runs at least

  • Drew

    Cap!!

  • Drew (the original)

    C’mon Swish

  • pc69

    this game is far from over. Swish gets a hit and then scores off a Rodriguez double.

  • Accent Shallow

    <3 bandbox <3

    What’s the deal with Joba? I was out to dinner . . . 4 innings, 5 walks and 2 HBPs? Christ.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah he basically walked all his runs in. In that inning he didn’t allow a hit but 2 runs were scored.
      Then Tomko had to go fuck everything up.
      But we should start pounding sooner or later.

  • Joba-to-the-pen

    The Yankees should just go get a starter and put Joba in the pen.Look at Livian Hernadez.He sucks but has been pitching great for the Mets and against the Yankees.And no more Davis Price Joba comparisions.

    David Price is a all-around first round draft pick phenom starting pitcher last year and Joba is a second round pick who fell in the draft for being to fat and injury prone.Put Joba where Goose Gossage said he should be…..the pen.IT’s easy to get a starter to have a 4 Era and be a innings eater.

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

      http://yankees.lhblogs.com/

      Stop listening to Mike Fatcessa.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      David Price went 4.1 innings yesterday, with 6 BB to go along with 6 K.

      I won’t dignify the rest of that post with a response. Joey H.’s sufficed.

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

    Jerry is trying to prove a point.

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

    Get your Buddy Holly glasses wearing ass back to the bench, Jerry.

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

      … LMAO.

    • Nick L

      Nice

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

    Oh that’s a way to get close calls. Bark at the umps. Dick.

  • John

    cmon Swish atone

  • Dorian

    On a good note. ManBan threw 7 innings 0BB 4H 1ER 2R

  • Tampa Yankee

    Those pitches look way off the plate according to gamedau. Are they that bad?

  • John

    ok still 2 more runs given we can hold them…stupid tomko

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’m actually in favor of moving Wang to the bullpen because he only had like 3 appearances in the bullpen so he can work his way back to starting if his start against the Nationals/Marlins goes bad again. I don’t know why but I don’t like Tomko at all.

      • Charlie

        maybe cause he’s a 36 year old journeyman nobody who can not pitch well under pressure.

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

    If there is one thing I don’t want to see tonight it’s K-Rod saying mass on the mound in the 9th.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Anyone else concerned we can’t score without the long ball tonight?

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

      Not at all.

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

      Nope. The Yankees are good at hitting home runs. I’m more than fine with that.

    • Drew (the original)

      We do have 4 runs in through 5 innings…

    • Nick L

      home runs are just easier at this ballpark, i don’t mind

    • pc69

      nope, run is a run.

  • Drew

    Here’s the issue. SP cannot go 4 inn every night. That’s the reason.

    • Accent Shallow

      Has anyone made an assertion otherwise?

  • Hova

    Daaaaamn. Lester is a freaking stud. 7IP, 2H, 1ER, 11Ks against that Philly lineup. Ridiculous.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Not going to take anything away from Lester, because he’s a damned good pitcher, but there are a lot of lefties in that Philly lineup. It’s not the same lineup against left-handed starters that it is against right-handed starters.

      That said, it’s still a damned fine lineup, and in that park, it’s quite a pitching performance. Can’t wait until next year, when we’ll be able to watch Hughes and Joba spinning performances like that on a regular basis.

  • BigBlueAL

    Frustrating when the Yankees out-hit their opponent and are still losing. Happens too often.

  • Charlie

    Anyone seen david robertson’s numbers, cause they’re pretty effin good. The guy pumps strikes and can actually gets out, we should be using him in much higher leverage situations than those that he’s been used for.

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

    Carlos Beltran is up. Throw a curveball, Dave. He will not swing. He is STILL waiting for an Adam Wainwright fastball.

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

    Gary Cohen just said JOBBER Chamberlain.

  • Drew (the original)

    Lol, Eric Bruntlett’s pic on gameday is just weird.

  • John

    Melancon please?!!! or Kontos or Garcia (yes, after he’s healthy though and because of another injury i’ve given up on him as a starter)

  • Drew (the original)

    In all seriousness guys should we consider letting Dave Eiland go? I mean our offense has been amazing, but we can’t seem to get the pitching when we need it. I’m starting to get frustrated.

    • Drew (the original)

      Dude what is your problem? Is it necessary to impersonate people? what the fuck

      • Nick L

        you guys need to figure this thing out.

    • John

      im confused which drew is this

      • Drew (the original)

        I’m the Drew that is here every day. This guy has a problem man.

    • Nick L

      I used to think that to, but there’s nothing he can do when the pitchers don’t throw strikes. At the same time there is always going to be a scapegoat, it may or may not be him.

  • Dorian

    8 BB’s tonight. Unexceptable.

    • Dorian

      *Unacceptable

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

      Yep. Totally Unexceptable. Who say that one coming.

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

    At some point, Dave Eiland has to take the heat for all these walks. It’s pretty inexcusable for a staff like this to be walking a zillion guys a game.

    • Drew (the original)

      Maybe we should fire him. Shake things up a bit. I miss Ron Guidry.

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

        No Shot. He does need to go though. Get a veteran who knows what he is talking about. Isn’t he here for last year’s experiment?

      • Accent Shallow

        You may be on to something.

        • Accent Shallow

          Did not make this post.

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

        Stop pretending to be the other Drew. Change your name to something else, he gets “Drew” since he was here first.

        If you keep pretending to be other people, you’re banned.

    • Drew (the original)

      Yo Mike, some ass keeps pretending to be me. I told Ben in an E-mail too but this guy just won’t stop.

      • Drew (the original)

        Welp, that’s him right above me…

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

          … Haha.

        • Nick L

          that’s mad funny

    • Drew

      See his comment regarding Wang. No accountability

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      I love Robertson, but he does have a known walk problem (that has improved).

      I think the reason his has improved is because he’s not throwing his curveball basically ever, but for him to succeed going forward that’s going to have to change.

      (As I say that he throws two, but they were both out of the zone–it’s a beautiful pitch but he’s got to get a better feel for throwing it for strikes)

    • BigBlueAL

      Isnt Leo Mazzone available??? He nearly became the Yankees pitching coach for the 06 season before turning down the offer and going to Baltimore to go with his best friend who didnt even last 2 seasons in Baltimore.

      • Accent Shallow

        I wonder how much of Mazzone’s genius was having Maddux/Smoltz/Glavine. He couldn’t do crap with the Orioles’ staff.

        Of course, for whatever reason, they wouldn’t listen to him/take him seriously.

        • BigBlueAL

          Well the Yankees have some pretty good pitcher so he wont be working with crap for the most part, especially in the rotation.

  • Drew

    Beltran is grinding out at bats. A huge gm miss

    • Conor

      We chose Randy Johnson at the time over Beltran. At the time it seemed like a smart move and it was refreshing to everyone that we weren’t signing every single guy.

  • Accent Shallow

    Lol@David Wright.

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

    I love that Michael Kay is bashing inter-league play.

  • Dorian

    Isn’t this wonderful? Watching out best bullpen arm outside of MO dominate the 6th inning.

  • Nick Baratta

    Joba = Max Scherzer/Clayton Kershaw

    there all virtually the same 1/3 of the time they pitch like an ace 1/3 of the time a decent outing and a 1/3 of the time a WTF???? outing

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

      You know what else they have in common? They’re all under 25.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        +1.

      • V

        You know what else they have in common? They’re on my fantasy team. Lol.

    • Dorian

      Throw Phil Hughes in there

    • Drew

      Dude they are young pitchers!! A tim l or doc are rare

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Ah I love you Robertson. One of the few who knows the definition of strike.

  • John

    nice D-rob….now go in the dugout and teach others how to throw strikes

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

      now go in the dugout and teach others how to throw strikes tell Joe Girardi to use you in high leverage situations.

      Fixed.

      • John

        that too

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Didn’t we use him like tie game against the Phillie once? He did use him but he gets shaky. Let’s build his confidence here first.

  • Drew

    Thanks Mike.

  • Dorian

    Time for another jack

  • Charlie

    d-rob is fucking awesome

  • Accent Shallow

    Man, Beltran is smooth as hell out there.

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

    Someone needs to tell this Michael Kay asshole that not everything is a home run.

  • Drew

    Damn. Livan is living on the track! We’ve got to chase him from the game soon.

  • John

    26 pitches 18 strikes for D-rob

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

    Fuckin’ A. Tip the cap to Carlos there.

  • John

    fuck another warning track shot

  • Drew

    This ump is sooo annoying

    • John

      yes he is

    • Nick L

      what did he do?

      • Drew

        Just kind of inconsistent.

  • Mike D.

    The Yankees are going to win this game.

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

      High five. Sick of the doom and gloom crew every time the Yankees get down a run. I like you, Mike D.

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

        Ha. There was a game, hm.. I think it was Jorgey’s walk off against Fuentes where some guy owed me 20 bucks. I love getting paid to be optimistic.

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

    Nice to see Switzer found a job after that whole prostitution ring thing. Oh wait..

  • Accent Shallow

    So close, Posada.

  • Hova

    We will not lose to a Mets lineup missing Reyes and Delgado. No excuses. Yankees have to get it done.

  • Mike D.

    Well at least Nova did well today.

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

    Do they ever considering putting A-Rod in front of Tex just to get A-Rod going again?

    • Drew

      I doubt it, when Al is right, he’ll hit/walk no matter who’s behind him. It’s just a matter of time.

    • John

      and mess with him? Dont worry he’ll be fine. He’s getting on base but not getting the BABIP correction yet.

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

        That BABIP correction is gonna rule. A-Rod will have a week this season with at least 5 doubles or some shit.

  • Drew

    Is this THE inning? Let’s do this.

  • Conor

    This lead is gonna change hands at least a couple more times.

  • Drew

    Isnt matsui due?

  • Drew

    The only thing that can cheer me up tonight is a massive load of jizz on my face.

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

      Ok, He needs to go. If you’re going to do this at least be slick.

    • BigBlueAL

      Dunno what to say about that….

  • John

    Another Crisp RISP opportunity…

  • BigBlueAL

    I see Manuel no longer makes the pitcher he is taking out wait on the mound til the new pitcher arrives. That was such a stupid thing he tried to implement last season when he took over.

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

    Oh my Mo! The tying run is on base?! The game isn’t over?! Why didn’t you guys tell me games went nine innings?!?!?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Oops, I thought the Yankees were playing with the “As soon as the Yankees’ starting pitcher is removed from the game, the Yankees automatically forfeit” rule. Sorry about that.

      But they must be playing with that rule this season, because I can’t remember a single game the Yankees have won after being behind early…

  • Dorian

    Ivan Nova: 8 IP 8K 2H Shutout

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

    Mike will love this–Gavin Brooks has signed with the Yanks.

    • John

      sweet!

    • Mike D.

      How hard does Brooks throw as a starter?

      • John

        I think eleventy thousand consistently…oh wait, never mind thats only Red Sox draftees.

  • Bob Stone

    Wow – Peavy is out at least a month with a torn tendon behind his right ankle. Bet the White Sox are glad he didn’t approve the trade.

  • Accent Shallow

    Bandbox that!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    HIT-DEKI!

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      (Get that man some porn.)

  • Drew

    lol at happy birthday!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Godzilla!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Hit-Deki. Bitches.

  • Nick L

    yea baby, who said this game was over.

  • Bob Stone

    Love Matsui!

  • Hova

    FCUK YEAH!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GODZILLA!!!

  • Conor

    Every time this guy looks like he’s completely done, he does this. Today is his 35th birthday and he looks at least 45 haha.

  • Drew

    I called it!

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

    He hit that one all the way to Mount Midoriyama.

    • Conor

      My wet dream is Hideki on Ninja Warrior.

      • Nick L

        that’s kinda weird

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

        Hideki would break himself doing the Jumping Spider.

        • Conor

          Olivia Munn would save him.

  • Mike D.

    I told you.

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

      :)

  • Drew

    I love me some Met’s bullpen!

  • John

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GODZILLA!A game-winning GS last year…a go-ahead 3-run shot this year.

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

    Where’s the guy who wanted Matsui DFA’d?

  • Ivan

    Happy B-Day Hideki.

  • pc69

    For those who were bitching about three runs against teh METS. Time to turn in your blogging pass, your blowup Ceptikon is losing air.

  • ARX

    I almost want to cry…..now question is who can we get 2 innings out of before Mo…

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

    He should have stuck to being a perverted public official.

  • BigBlueAL

    So now Murphy decides to play a good 1b.

  • JeffG

    Matsui – O-tanjobi ni Omedeto-gozaimasu!

  • TC

    Ryan Howard ties it in the 9th

    • Drew

      sickkkk!

  • Bob Stone

    Howard just drilled a homer to deep right to tie the BoSox at 2 apiece!!

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

      Why wasn’t paps in there?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      But I thought the Red Sox bullpen was impregnable?

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

    That “Knock on Wood” Chase ad is like nails on a chalkboard to me now.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ryan Howard just tied the game in the 9th with a HR off Ramirez with Papelbon unavailable tonight I assume.

    • Zach

      16K in 29 IP and BABIP of .175 wasnt going to last forever

  • D-Roc

    yes ryan howard baby

  • Andrew

    he was due

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn Robertson still out there. Not that I mind.

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

      ACTIVATE BRUNEY NOW!!!!11!

  • BigBlueAL

    But of course.

  • Bob Stone

    I guess the Yanks wore out Papelass

  • Ivan

    Come on D-Rob.

  • Accent Shallow

    I have a visceral dislike of Gary Sheffield.

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

    Accurate throw gets him. Come on, Dave. Work around it, bud. Prove me right.

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

      And now he’s not going to get the chance. Unfuckingbelieveable.

  • Drew

    Gardy really has to be able to throw out Shef at 2nd.

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

    STAND UP COKE-HEADS! He does do well when he comes in in the middle of an inning I noticed.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’ve really had enough of Gardner’s throwing arm.

  • BigBlueAL

    wow Cody Ross GS in the 8th, Marlins lead 6-2 over the Blue Jays.

  • John

    come on Drobbie…dont blow it man and you get another win

    • John

      Ok Cokey…you get a hold now

  • pc69

    Ut oh… the white Veras has been summoned.

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

      Remember that 20 bucks you owe me? KEEPTRAPSHUT :)

  • Drew

    Ugh, Victorino just popped up a FB right over the middle.