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

    Coke heads STAND UP!

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

      Nevermind. Sit down.

  • pc69

    Coke redeems this inning.

  • BigBlueAL

    I hate this fuckin bullpen….

  • Accent Shallow

    I thought LHP were supposed to retire same-handed hitters. Is this no longer the case?

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      Not every LHP has extreme splits, not every LHB has extreme splits.

      • Zach

        lefties are batting .205
        rights are batting .195

        if he cuts down on the walks he’ll be very effective

        • mick

          The entire pitching staff is having a problem giving up walks….hopefully this will be straightened up soon!!!!!

    • Tank the Frank

      .205 AVG against LHB

      But a .768 OPS against LHB… 4 HR. If he can stay away from the long ball he’d be fine.

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

    MEH! Leave this pinch hitting shit in the NL!!

  • Drew

    Well, I’d rather a hit than a walk, so can’t complain too much bout the Cokeman.

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

    I’m so pissed that Robertson is not still in this game. Calm me down, Coke.

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

      SNIFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  • Mike D.

    Tatis is a scrub.

  • Andrew

    Coke just doesn’t throw strikes

    • Drew

      6 strikes, one ball.

      • Andrew

        Every outing? Really?

      • Nady Nation

        Wow. This is surreal. Where was this move last night?

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Did Michael Kay just suggest that…

    “[COKE]’s A TRAP!”?

  • John

    Strikeout and then DP

  • Drew

    Great turn.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ill take that.

  • John

    oh well I’ll take it with the top of the order coming up

  • Mike D.

    we still got this. no worries.

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

    Bring in Green! Dude’s a bum.

  • Mike D.

    who’s going to pitch the 8th? aceves?

  • Accent Shallow

    Nicely done, I suppose.

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

    Has there been scoring in every inning except the first?

    • Bob Stone

      1st and 4th

  • Ivan

    Who pitches the 8th?

  • Andrew

    I think sheff likes the Bronx

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

    Top 8 is huge. Got to retire the first two bums.

  • BigBlueAL

    Coming into this game LHB had a .768 OPS vs Coke as opposed to RHB who had a .692 OPS. Tonight, the one LHB he faced got a hit, the 2 RHB he got out.

    • BigBlueAL

      These stats are for this season only btw.

  • AJ

    Good thing the Yanks are the home team, because this is going to be a walk-off win type game.

    • NYQ

      Against K-Rod, I doubt it.

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

      Nah they finish them off in the 7th.

      • NYQ

        I hope you are right

  • NYQ

    What can we do to keep a lead?!
    Too bad Hughes couldn’t pitch today.

    • Andrew

      Get better relievers?

  • Reggie C.

    I just turned on the Tv in time to see Hideki rescue the Yanks .. temporarily at least.

    I’ve missed an eventful game , and i’m sure some colorful commentary from Axl and Lanny.

    • John

      no not today

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

      Nah. Charlie threatened to killed himself. I suggested means by which he can do so.

      • Dave

        Hah, nice recap.

  • Drew

    Edited by RAB: You were warned.

    • Tank the Frank

      I hear ya brother.

    • John

      this is the impersonator right?

      • Drew

        Yeah, I guess he gets about ten warnings…

  • John

    Oh nos!!! The winning Omir Santos is in….

  • BigBlueAL

    Fernando Rodriguez???????

  • John

    cmon Swisha atonement!…and he’s got a lot of it to do

  • NYQ

    All Swish does is walk and hit jacks.

  • Ivan

    Im looking at Parnell #’s and I don’t see what the big deal is.

    Hitters have .303 BAA
    WHIP is 1.62

    • NYQ

      He is overrated

    • John

      luck then I guess

      • Zach

        BABIP of .365 so not really

    • Zach

      but he throws 99mph!! tha new jobaaa!

      • NYQ

        yah maybe he should be a starter TOO!!!!!

        • Zach

          except Parnell cant get his ERA below 4 at A, AA or AAA

    • John

      and remember being good in the mets pen is a relative term…it doesnt mean much

    • BigBlueAL

      He does throw hard as shit.

  • AJ

    Does it worry anyone else that, in the past few games, it seems like a home run or nothing offense for the Yankees? Last night they scored three without a home run, but tonight all seven have come via the long ball. That might work at home, but it’s a risky way to win.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Not really, because a home run is a result of the Yankees hitting the ball hard. When you hit the ball hard, you’re going to score runs. It just happens more swiftly when the ball leaves the park…

      • Tank the Frank

        Excellent response if I may say so myself.

    • Tank the Frank

      Not really because I’ve seen the Yankees have big rallies this season w/o the HR. Just last week against the Rays we took the lead with Matsui beating out a grounder.

      Home runs happen because a hitter is on and making good, line drive contact. If it’s a double in the gap… that’s fine. If it turns out to be a HR… I’ll take it.

  • Tank the Frank

    This ump is outa control.

  • BigBlueAL

    Time for an A-bomb.

    • John

      please Jeebus

    • NYQ

      If not the crowd will probably start the steroid chant too

  • Ivan

    Lets go A-Rod.

  • Accent Shallow

    Green is a heavy groundballer, though.

    He could get out of this in a hurry.

    Let’s hope A-Rod doesn’t help him out.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice at-bat.

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

    Fuck. Awful at bat. Pick him up, Robbie.

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

      Or swing at a bad first pitch.

  • ARX

    Why did you swing at that…

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      Because you are Robinson Cano and there was a runner in scoring position!!!

  • NYQ

    How about a K-bomb from A-rod

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, what the hell was he swinging at?

    Hope Robbie makes this putz pay.

    • Pasqua

      Not Putz. Green.

      I’ll be here all night.

  • John

    cmon Robbie increase that Avg with RISP

  • Accent Shallow

    And they let him off the hook.

  • BigBlueAL

    Of course, runner gets on 2nd, 4 pitches later 2 outs and out of the inning.

  • Ivan

    Terrible AB’s by A-Rod and Cano.

  • John

    wow robbie he just walked two guys and you swing at the first pitch

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh and by all means keep Cano in the 5th spot.

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

      Jorge or Swish needs to be batting 5th at this point.

    • Yankee1010

      I know a lot of people think lineup protection is a bit of a myth, but just thinking about it logically, who would ever pitch to A-Rod when Cano is right behind him willing to swing at ANYTHING in a big spot? He needs to drop in the order.

  • John

    ok bullpen…NO RUNS at all!

  • Dave

    How many fucking times will Cano just go up there and swing first pitch.

  • Drew

    Some Melky magic perhaps? We really can’t go into extra innings today.

  • John

    Long needs to work with him again on patience

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

    These are the two most important batters of the game. Gotta retire them.

  • Drew

    Wow. lol

    • Pasqua

      What if that impostor is actually you, and you’ve got a split personality that you don’t even consciously know exists.

      We could totally make this a movie.

  • Pasqua

    “RISP Anxiety is a silent killer. While many Major Leaguers do not differentiate between at-bats, those who suffer from RISPA are prone to impatience, bad swings, and pouting. Don’t ignore this growing problem. Tell your Congressmen that you want something done to combat this insidious ailment.”

    /PSA’d

  • Bob Stone

    I’ve said before but YES has to stop this Player of the Game Poll after only seven innings. It’s stupid and anoying!

  • Yankees_Universe

    M.Kay, can u please stop overhyping everything…

  • V

    So, uh, when, exactly, does the impersonator get IP banned? He’s impersonated three folks so far – Drew, The Artist, and someone else in the previous thread.

    Just ban the fuck already. Stop warning him.

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

    Coke points at fuckin’ everything like Julian Tavarez used to do.

    • John

      for Swish so he doesn’t mess up and to help Damon see it better

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Coke reminds me of a surfer/stoner. I think he needs to remember where he is and where the balls not supposed to be.

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

    Now he brings Mo in?

    • RichYF

      I came here just to say:

      Why the fuck is Mo in this game right now?

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

      Get out of my head.

      • RichYF

        Seriously, is Coke pitching “so poorly” that bringing in Mo is a necessity? Is Girardi trying to make up for last night to “prove that he’ll bring Mo in” or something? What the fuck is he thinking right now?

        “I told you guys I’d bring him in for 4 outs.”

        Thanks Joe. I appreciate it. HOW ABOUT YOU TRY TO FUCKING WIN THE GAME WHEN IT MATTERS?

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

    And now he fuckin’ brings in Rivera?

  • BigBlueAL

    Hey look at that, Mo coming into the 8th inning!!! What a concept.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, we couldn’t see Mariano in the 8th yesterday?

    %*&#^(@*#&%(*@#*%)(*@%#)(*@#)(%*!!!!!

    • Drew

      Joe said he had all intentions of going to Mo for 4 outs, just not 5 or 6.

      • Accent Shallow

        I’m aware of this, but it certainly doesn’t stop me being upset about modern closer usage.

  • V

    My fantasy team will take the W for Rivera instead of the SV. OK? Please?

  • Andrew

    Girardi is clueless

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

    Somebody explain this to me.

  • pc69

    Milk Money comes to the plate in the bottom of the inning.

  • AJ

    Too bad Girardi is a day late with Mo.

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

    If I ever hear Al Lieter sing again, I will find him and rip out his vocal cords.

  • Dave

    Is it possible Girardi has regressed to 8th grade and is throwing a bullpen-management tempertantrum over the media criticsim of MO’s use?

  • Tank the Frank

    Awesome move by Girardi. Gotta have Mo pitch here. He could even get a save in the 9th if the Yankees score. I can’t believe Kay is even asking about this move.

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

    Beltran is their best hitter, I guess.

  • Drew

    I love how Leiter always says, Also too.

  • John

    Tie game…

  • MattG

    I can’t believe the dissension in this thread for this move. Don’t give Beltran a chance to beat Coke. There is no way Coke pitches to Wright, so why let him pitch to Beltran?

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

      I don’t think anyone’s saying it’s bad, it’s just puzzling considering what happened last night.

    • Tank the Frank

      It’s just a day late is the problem.

    • zs190

      This is the right move, I think folks are just upset that Joe didn’t do this before.

  • Tank the Frank

    Michael Kay is a drooling moron.

  • Drew

    Kay, STFU! We need a win. He needs work. What’s the disconnect?

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

    Yet they don’t say one goddamn peep about him not coming into last night’s game.

  • RichYF

    I’m going to give Joe the benefit of the doubt and assume that he believes what I believe: We’re winning this game in the next two innings. The Mets are awful. Maybe he’s just trying to light a fire under the rest of the team or something.

    If he’s trying to “perserve the tie,” he’s a fucking moron.

    A wise man once said, “Batshit insane. I-N-S-A-N-E.”

    • Accent Shallow

      Managers hate going to the closer on the road if it’s not in the 9th.

      That’s what it comes down to.

      • RichYF

        Understood. Absolutely understood. Doesn’t mean I agree with that mentality or that it should be “common.”

        But hey, if Mo were going to do what he did tonight in Boston it wouldn’t have mattered much now would it?

        I guess were too used to “using Mo” meaning “automatic X outs.”

        Not the case. At least this past month anyway.

  • John

    that ball 1 was right down the middle in gameday

  • Hova

    I have never rooted so hard for a Philly team as I have tonight. Crazy to think that Mets fans are doing the same thing for the Red Sox.

  • BigBlueAL

    Beautiful. Fucking great.

  • ARX

    ………..

  • Dave

    The Yankees are the definition of Murphy’s law right now.

  • Accent Shallow

    And sometimes they beat your best pitcher.

    • Dave

      Two nights in a row.

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

    Aceves would have gotten that out.

  • Zach

    Lets see how quickly every blame Girardi

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

      No. This is a situation where you DO blame him.

      • Zach

        Blame him for what? All of the sudden we have faith in our bullpen? Beltran/Wright v Coke or Beltran/Wright v Coke?

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

          After Coke did a splendid job you bet your ass there is confidence. You don’t bring your closer in during a tie game in the 8TH inning!!

      • RichYF

        Not Girardi’s fault.

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

          It’s not his fault but it was his poor decision.

          • RichYF

            If you’re questioning replacing Coke when he’s doing a good job, I agree.

            If you’re questioning bringing in the best relief pitcher since the mid-90s, I disagree.

            I think Coke got an early hook. But Mo failed all on his own. If he can’t get one out before allowing a run, who the fuck can?!

  • Drew

    AHHH!!! Damnit Mo.

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

    *Facepalm*

  • Reggie C.

    David Wright has officially started his campaign for MVP.

  • Andrew

    Brilliant girardi

  • Ivan

    Great…..just fuckin great.

  • Bob Stone

    Mo’s control is really off tonight

  • Dorian

    Why do none of our pitchers pitch inside?

    • Ivan

      I was surprise Mo didin’t throw one pitch inside to Wright. Wright best strength is going the other way, sorta like Jeter.

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

    Goddammit. God. Dammit.

    Well, Wright hit a bad pitch.

  • BigBlueAL

    You know it has gotten to the point where no matter what fucking move Girardi makes anymore it backfires on him.

  • John

    mo in tie games…

  • Jay J

    uhh… i thought everyone was clear only to put Mo in with a save situation… guess not.

  • AJ

    Mo in non-save situations = fail.

    • A

      its funny…..everyone here pissed at mo would br the first to bitch if he were not in there in the first place.

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

    Gift strike there. Thanks, blue.

  • charlie

    Oh fuck, im getting worried we’re close to seeing the beginning of the end for MO

  • Jay J

    well, first pitch was a strike to wright… he should’ve struck out, Ump owes us more than that.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    damn that botched call on the first pitch to wright looms large now… mo splits the plate in half, thigh high, and its called a ball

  • Yankee1010

    The 9 walks and 2 HBPs have been an especially delightful viewing experience. It must be that feared Met lineup.

    They’re still going to win.

  • Dave

    Am I the only one that thinks this is an instance where Girardi can’t be reasonably blamed?

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Walks have killed us today. Absolutely killed us.

    • mick

      They have killed us all year….especially the BP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew

    Btw this is why u need an 8 inn guy

    • RichYF

      Silence.

    • Zach

      Right because you have more faith in an 8th inning guy then Mariano?

  • pc69

    Yanks bullpen is in trouble and Mo, is not right. He could still be suffering from surgery, but either way, he is fooling no one.

    • Drew

      He never has fooled anyone. They know what’s coming. His location is the only worry, but that will come around.

  • V

    Oh, here come the geniuses that think there’s a magical trigger that makes Mo suck in non-save situations.

    Hey, Einsteins – Mo kicks ass when he’s throwing 92-93. Not so much when he’s throwing 89-90. Doesn’t matter if it’s a save situation or not.

  • RichYF

    This isn’t Girardi’s fault. This is Mo’s fault for sucking balls. Not negotiable. Yeah, Joe shouldn’t have wasted Mo in the 8th with 2 outs (keyword: WASTED). But the reason it’s a bad move is because this game is FAR from over. Using up Mo’s “4” innings now is just a waste of his arm. Use them starting in the 9th inning and go from there.

    I’m mad at Joe, but not because Mo sucked. I just think he prematurely ejaculated a little bit.

  • Jay J

    i dont see what girardi was doing… Mo’s % in non save situations is… Awful… and coke was doing fine.

    • Accent Shallow

      For his career, Mo has an ERA of 1.91 in save situations, and 2.55 in non-save situations.

      To be charitable, you are mistaken.

      • RichYF

        I think you misread. Mo has a 0.00 ERA in save situations, and a Wangian 15.81 ERA in non-save situations.

        I got my info from MSM though so YMMV.

  • Pasqua

    Breaking news: Murphy’s Law renamed Girardi’s Law.

  • Tank the Frank

    This isn’t on Girardi. Mo just isn’t Mo anymore. He’s declining, like all players do, and the Yankees and their fans are going to have to start dealing with that.

    I’m not writing him off… or saying “he’s done,” but his stuff is just not right. He can’t seem to throw his cutter inside for strikes and even his location has been bad of late.

    • RichYF

      +1

      I think “logic” and “reason” are foreign concepts to many of the people commenting on this board lately.

  • Pastafarian

    Terrible is the definition of our bull pen right now and I though it was supposedly good coming into this season, yet again giving up 6 runs in one night is good right?

    • The new Yankee Stadium sucks

      teams are going to give up more runs when the starter only goes 4

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Four of those runs came from the last man in the pen, Brett Tomko, who you really don’t expect to put zeroes on the board.

      And another run came from the best reliever in the pen.

      Eh, what can you do, but shrug your shoulders, and wait for reinforcements to come? Robertson looked nasty tonight, as did Coke. This bullpen has some upside, we just haven’t had a chance to see most of it the last few days.

      That said, yes, it’s upsetting. But when your starter only gives you four innings…you take what you can get…

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    When even Mariano is walking people, what can you do. :(

  • Dave G

    Can we ever have an inning when we don’t allow a run? Everything is going wrong.

  • Hova

    Now if we were playing the Sox I would say the game is over right now and there is no way we’re coming back.

    But there’s just something about the Mets. They are historically a massive failure.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      Francisco Rodriguez has been nails this year and actually much better than he was in 2008. The Yankees didn’t do anything against a not right Papelbon they’re not doing anything against him.

      • Zach

        I’m sure thats what the Pirates said facing Johan, and they ended up winning 3-1.

        That’s why you play the game

  • A

    I fucking hate the mets

  • John

    cant say we didnt have RISP opportunities so far

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Girardi is the worst manager in NY since Art Howe. That is a fact.

    • Tank the Frank

      Awesome post.

    • Dave G

      and our manager is the one that is throwing all these non-strikes.

    • RichYF

      Si-lence.

    • D-Roc

      +1

  • Jay J

    Mo has only given up 1ER in save situations excluding the Boston game… its the situation, not Mo.

    • V

      D00d, are you trying to be a total dumbass, or were you just born that way?

    • Accent Shallow

      No, no it isn’t. Mariano is slightly worse for his career in non-save situations.

      Don’t take my word for it, there’s the link.

      He’s a great, great pitcher, regardless of the situation. (Except as a starter. In that role, he sucked)

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?n1=riverma01&year=Career&t=p

      • Zach

        He has a 3.71 era against the O’s, does that mean he shouldnt pitch against them anymore?

        • Zach

          3.28*

    • Hova

      Why the fcuk are people blaming Girardi the last few days? Are you people retarded? Have you seen what our pitching has been doing? They can’t do sh!t. Please start ripping our pitching staff and not our manager who’s playing russian roulette with a loaded gun every time he puts a pitcher out there.

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

    Let’s hope Matsui keeps up that reverse platoon split.

  • MattG

    Mo in tied games < Mo in save situations is just fallacy. Small-sample-size made-up nonsense. He made a bad pitch to Wright, and for whatever reason, did not try to go inside.

    They just are not pitching well. Even if they win this game, it’ll still feel like a loss.

  • John

    IF we lose, it’ll be another heartbreaker

  • BigBlueAL

    Again I dont think you can ever blame Girardi for bringing in Mo whenever he does because he is freakin Mo.

    But shit its just that no matter what Girardi does in regards to the bullpen it just seems to backfire more often than not. I have no faith whatsoever in any move Girardi makes anymore. Even if were are all in 100% agreement, the fact that Girardi is making the move makes me think it will backfire.

    I know I shouldnt think this way, but right now with Girardi thats just how I feel.

    • V

      So, you’re going to blame Girardi instead of the guys actually throwing the pitches?

      That’s smart.

      • BigBlueAL

        I didnt say my reasoning was smart, but thats just how I feel right now. Anything Girardi does in regards to the pitching staff will backfire. Ditto all the stupid Sac bunts.

      • D-Roc

        dude take off your fuckin blinders, giradi overmanages the pen, nuff said

  • Bob Stone

    Dobbs just missed a walk off HR that was called foul in the Phils/BoSox game. Why wasn’t Instant Replay used in that situation?

  • Drew

    C’mon Melk. You can do it.

  • Dave G

    When the Mets need a run, they get it. When we do, we don’t

    • John

      7 runs should be enough but our pen,mostly tomko, sucks

      • Zach

        or maybe joba’s to blame for throwing 100 pitches in 4 innings against a lineup of Cora, Martinez, Murphy, Schneider, Castillo

  • Jay J

    girardi should’ve had him bunt…

    • V

      I’m convinced. You’re an idiot.

      • Jay J

        thats fesicious…

        • V

          Wow. 3rd grade spelling = fail.

  • John

    these one-run games hurt like crap, especially when there are mistakes like the one Swish made

  • Accent Shallow

    Sheffield goes down looking?

    CLEARLY THE UMP IS RACIST!

    Sheff is such a sack of shit.

    • BigBlueAL

      The sack of shit that has fucked the Yankees over tonight.

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

      IETC.

  • Joba-to-the-pen

    Mo’s 39 and had shoulder surgery and even though he is getting more strikeouts then before he is giving up more hits and homeruns.He’s slowly becoming good not great just a good closer.And unlike a starter the Yankees have no replacements in the farm or free agency or trades.

  • Yankee1010

    It seems like the Yanks’ pitchers think they’re pitching to the ’27 Yanks. The ball/strike ratio has to be horrendous. Even Mo’s control is off tonight.

  • Dorian

    Gardner gets on we win simple as that.

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

    What the fuck is Al Lieter saying…?

    • RichYF

      I muted it in the 5th inning.

      The 12 pack of Stella that I bought might have had something to do with that though…

  • Drew

    Well, if we get the W we’re sure going to earn it. I’m all for doing some work on K-rod’s ERA.

  • Andrew

    Girardi is inconsistent

  • Jordan

    Joe Girardi is incredible. Absolutely unbelievable. I don’t know what to think. He brings in Mo vs. the Mets best hitters in the eighth, which is what so many of us advocate for, best reliever vs. best hitters, so WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT!?

    I don’t care what happens tonight with the win really anymore. I want Girardi to man up to the media and admit last night’s mistake and say I put in Mo, my best pitcher, against the Mets best hitters and Mo got unfortunately got beat. That happens, but it was the right move.

    P.S. Michael Kay is a joke.

    • Drew

      I think he explained last night about ten times.

  • Drew

    Swish can catch? Ugh..

  • Accent Shallow

    Yankees need to walk off, because there’s no need to see “passing of the torch” articles tomorrow, especially featuring such an unlikeable bastard as K-Rod.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Swisher caught the ball? Yeah baby, things are looking up !!!

    • Bob Stone

      Thankfully but did you notice his post-catch toss to Melky was right over his head?

  • John

    Gardy bunt to get on!

  • Dave G

    We never do well against K-Rod. Watch him do his Papelbon dance when he gets the save. The world is laughing at us.

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

    0.61 ERA = Overdue to give up a run or two. Right? Right!?!?!?

  • BigBlueAL

    Well we’ve beaten K-Rod before so lets do it again.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Damn K-Rod has some great numbers. He is due to get hit hard.I hope.

  • Drew

    Frank rod has made it interesting many times.

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

    Damon = PR for Swish if he gets on, no?

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

      Can he play?

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

        Well they showed him with a helmet.

        and now he’s in the on deck circle for Swisher…wtf…?

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    If only Cano could hit with RISP…

  • Dorian

    What do you people want? Girardi does this. He’s wrong. Girardi does that. He’s Wrong. He bunts with a man on. He’s wrong. He let’s the best offense in the league swing away. He’s wrong.

    Girardi doesn’t pitch, catch, hit, or run the bases. It’s the guys on the fields job to DO their job. If a guy bunts with one out and a man on and the next guy strikes out, THAT AINT GIRARDI’S FAULT.

    • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

      Absolute panic move by Girardi. Let’s begin with why you would turn Beltran around to bat lefty in Yankee Stadium.

      • Dorian

        Stop acting like you know more than Girardi. Girardi has statistics and other information as to why he chose to do that.

        • Dorian

          Maybe one reason is the fact that righties hit 50 points higher off MO.

      • D-Roc

        ya bottom line is if the boss didnt have 1 foot in the grave giradi wudnt have a job

    • JobaWockeeZ

      All up to Teix again.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice job Gardner.

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

    Helped him out there, Brett. Come on, Jeet; start a rally.

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

    I honestly can’t believe they are going to loose to the fucking Mutts.

  • John

    one down…damn

  • Accent Shallow

    I suppose a second jack from Derek would be too much to ask, right?

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Gardner is a waste. Cant hit and cant throw. By the looks of things he always needs to get bunted over also. Total waste of roster space.

    • V

      Dumbass = dumbass + 1;

  • Accent Shallow

    Derek is doing his part.

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

    How the hell did Jeter hit that?

    • Accent Shallow

      Because he’s sorta awesome?

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

      Shh..

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

    I’m actually surprised they’re gonna PH for Swisher.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW what a time for some Swisher redemption.

    • BigBlueAL

      I take that back.

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

    Oh, that’s why.

  • Accent Shallow

    I am very surprised they’d pinch hit Damon for Swisher. At least Damon is less likely to GIDP.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I think Girardi’s logic is that if Gardner gets on base, he’s a weapon – can steal, has speed, etc. – whereas Swisher is a liability on the basepaths. Otherwise, pinch-hitting for Swisher over Gardner makes no sense.

    But you need to get on base. So…I don’t know, I disagree with the decision not to pinch-hit Gardner.

  • Drew

    … JD, come on broski.

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

    Oof, great changeup.

  • BigBlueAL

    We dont need a HR Damon, a single or walk would be fine.

  • Dave G

    Can Johnny even see?

  • ARX

    I want the next pitch to Damon to be crushed and land in my living room in Brooklyn.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m under the impression that such contact would be a foul ball, given the way the stadium faces.

  • MattG

    I…Joe? Gardner hits for himself, and you pinch hit for Swisher?

    Is that a monkey using a typewriter?

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

    He is tipping that change up like a mother fucker. Just watch.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, K-Rod has been really working in the change the past few years.

  • V

    This is what Edwar Ramirez could be if he had a 93 fastball.

    • Dave G

      excellent point

    • Accent Shallow

      And a great, hard curve.

      • Accent Shallow

        And a puffy, hateable face.

  • Drew

    oh boy

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Is anyone else’s palms sweaty?

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

    Franky looks pretty nervous..

  • BigBlueAL

    Is Jeter not running on the pitch???? Why not????

    • BigBlueAL

      OK good. Didnt go on the first couple of 3-2 pitches but he should be going again.

  • Dave G

    C’mon Johnny, end this pain

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

    Why would you risk running Jeter? Tex, currently the best hitter, might not even get to bat if they do the strike ’em out-throw ’em out DP/

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

    They’re not going to throw anything near the plate to Tex. I sure wouldn’t.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damon pinch-hits for Swisher but not Gardner. OK whatever.

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

      Clueless Joe at it again.

    • Zach

      Cant PH for both and they said Swish was like 1-14 against KRod

    • Dorian

      Dummy. It’s taking a chance at getting Gardner on and letting him manufacture a run.

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

    TEX GET A HANGER!

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    For once, I just want a single….

  • BigBlueAL

    No respect for Arod.

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

    They can only do this shit so much to A-Rod. He’s got to mash the mother fucker.

  • Drew

    Bad move. Al will get this done. Put that shit on the board.

    • Drew

      told you! heh

  • JobaWockeeZ

    If A-Rod pulls through with a RBI it’s still unclutch.

  • Accent Shallow

    And of course, it comes down to A-Rod.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Fear Tex.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    ARod is due!

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

    Cardiac K-Rod.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Oh, good God, it’s going to come down to Cano.

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

    Cigarette anyone?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    2 outs bases loaded game deciding AB for Cano? No thanks.

  • Accent Shallow

    Think Alex is swinging 3-0?

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    BB-Rod?

  • ARX

    OMFG

  • JobaWockeeZ

    OMFG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • V

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW

  • Accent Shallow

    Jesus Christ, did that just happen!?!

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Drew

    WHATTATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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

    Holy. Shit.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    EAT THAT! EAT THAT!

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

    I am laughing….

    • Zach

      im dying!

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Am i dreaming?

  • Hova

    OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD!!!!

    WHAT DID I SAY BEFORE!? THE METS ARE THE BIGGEST HISTORICAL FAILURE IN THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL!!!!!

  • Zach

    AROD IS FUCKING CLUTCH

  • John

    wait what happened…im gettin excited my heart rate is through the roof

    • Zach

      Runners on 1st and 2nd. 2 outs. Arod pops up to short LF, castillo dances around, ball pops out of his glove and 2 runs score

  • Accent Shallow

    I had the remote in my hand, ready to turn the game off, but I decided to wait until Castillo secured it. Boy am I glad about that.

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

    Gotta love the Mets.

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

    I cannot believe that just happened….

  • AJ

    The wierdest walk-off I’ve ever seen! Lady Luck gave us one tonight.

  • Dorian

    FUK YEAAA BAYBY FUK MUTHA FUKIN YEA

  • Nick L

    wait, yup I just pooped myself

  • Alex S

    CHOKE!

  • BigBlueAL

    Im speechless.

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

    BWAH-HAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHH!!!!!1

  • John

    WHAT HAPPENED? DID WE WIN?

    PLEASE GOD..ERR MO

  • Tony

    Texxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ran it out. What a pro.

  • John

    OH SHIT WE DID WIN!

  • Zach

    Atleast half of NY loves Castillo now :)

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

    Alex-“I just want to get a good pitch to pop up . . . “

    • Pasqua

      Love it.

    • Bob C

      please tell me he actually said this

  • Bob Stone

    Unbelievable!!!!

  • ARX

    I swear to god I’ve never seen something like that happen before…

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

    Only A-Rod…

  • James

    A-Rod > MLB

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    This is the first time that I actually feel like I need a shower after a Yankee victory.

  • Pasqua

    That’s the most surreal ending I’ve experienced in a while.

    I would love to listen to WFAN for the next 12 hours straight.

    • Zach

      12 hours of Castillo bashing

  • John

    who gets the pie? Tex, Jeter, A-rod, K-rod, or Castillo?

    • the artist formerly known as (sic)

      Definitely Castillo.

  • J

    Wow. The Yankees have been one of the luckiest and unluckiest teams in baseball this season

  • Dorian

    MEET THE MUTS MEET THE MUTS. STEP RIGHT UP AND GREET THE MUTS.

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

    I CANT WAIT to hear the Howie Rose and Gary ‘who farted?’ Cohen calls. Those will be delish.

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

    Yeah, I think the ghosts made it across the street.

    • Accent Shallow

      +1

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      IETC.

    • Zach

      If 6 walk offs didnt prove it, tonight did

  • BigBlueAL

    I havent stopped laughing for the past 5 minutes.

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

      Ditto.

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

        +2

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I can’t stop laughing. Re-watching that was absolutely hilarious. A-Rod literally did a double-take rounding first.

  • the artist formerly known as (sic)

    WHOA WHOA

    Meet the Mets!

    Meet the Mets!

    Come right out and GREET the mets!

  • John

    finally some luck!!!!

    Cmon Phillies

  • Dave

    What shouldn’t go unnoticed is the entire reason that was possible was because Jeter and Tex hustled around the bases on a play that ia 99.9% of the time an out, and game over. Talk about setting a good example.

  • Dorian

    Mark Teixera put his head down and ran hard all the way around. This guy is, I hate to say it, A “WINNER”

    • Zach

      If it was Pedroia/Youk BBTN would do a whole special on it, lets see what they do tonight

  • Pasqua

    I thought the Boston sweep was a sign that we were starting to pay back the karma loan on May. But tonight makes me think that the baseball gods actually like us this year.

  • Jason

    Hey, don’t have a tv… What exactly happened?

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

      A-Rod popped up to short right and Castillo botched it. Jeet scored from second and Tex scored from first.

    • Bernard

      A-Rod hit a sky high pop-up with 2 outs in the 9th on a 3-1 count (with Jeter on 2nd and Teixeira on 1st after a walk) which hit Castillo square in the center of his glove and popped out. Yankees ended up winning 9-8 because of Teixeira hustling and scoring from first on what should’ve been a game ending pop-up.

    • Accent Shallow

      K-Rod managed to pop A-Rod up for what should have been the final out. Castillo started stumbling around in short RF and the ball bounced off his glove. He relayed the throw in, but Jeter and Teixeira had already scored.

      Walk-off error on a pop-up.

  • Marcus

    Would someone mind describing the play? I just got to my computer and missed the play.

    • Zach

      Runners on 1st and 2nd. 2 outs. Arod pops up to short LF, castillo dances around, ball pops out of his glove and Jeter and Tex hustle around the bases score

      • Zach

        Crap yeah thats short RF

    • Dave

      Routine high pop up to very shallow RF, Castillo drifts back to catch it and it sails on him a little and it hits the heel of his glove and he drops it. Jeter and Tex were running all the way around and both scored before Castillo could throw it in.

  • Dave G

    No way this just hapenned. Thankfully we were home.

  • Ivan

    Wow……………………..just wow, only the fuckin mets can fuck up like that.

  • 27 this year

    EPIC CHOKE!!!!!!!!!!
    God the Mets always choke in the clutch.

    Can’t wait to talk to my english teacher who happens to be a crazy met fan.

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    Has “mystique and aura” moved to the new Yankee Stadium? Un-effing-believable. I’m still incredulous.

  • Andrew

    Wow!!

  • John C.

    I wonder how Louis Castillo feels about pie…..

    • NYQ

      lol

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I am still speechless.

    it’s about time the ghosts got here!!

  • NYQ

    Owned Mets owned

  • LiveFromNewYork

    We didn’t win it, they lost it. But we’ll take it.

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

      STFU.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I haven’t said a negative thing all week. Not once. I’m entitled to that.

        • Dorian

          NO YOUR NOT and once again SHUT THE FUCK UP

          • LiveFromNewYork

            No, yeah I am. If any one thinks they won it, I would repeat…they won on an error.

            And I listened to everyone piss and moan all week and never once said anything so yeah, I am.

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

    This just in… SNY Play by play man Gary Cohen just hanged himself.

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      No loss.

  • James

    THEM DAMN YANKEES!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI9ySbj4Uu8

    (Insert any victory song that has to do with any yankee.)

  • Drew

    That was funny

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

    Castillo flat out clanked a basic pop-up. It was so basic, that if it had happened in little league, the poor kid that did it would’ve been booed.

    Then, with awesome (lack of) presence, he tossed the ball into second base when he could’ve thrown home to get Teixeira.

    • Pasqua

      He’s used to watching his own team. He had no idea that a runner could get around the bases that fast.

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

    Popped up and the mets. W–.. WHOA!! HOLY SHIT!!!

  • Pasqua

    That kind of ending means we’re playing with house money for the rest of the weekend. No matter what happens, the NY media will keep reminding the Mets of the one that got away.

  • Bob Stone

    Let’s make it Matsui’s birthday everyday. Last year a Grand Slam on his 34th bday – tonight a 3 run shot on his 35th!

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

      Maybe we’ll resign him to a one day deal.

      • thurdonpaul

        lol i like that idea

  • James

    Blame it on the wind, just like everything else.

  • Dorian

    I feel poorly for Castillo….

    …..SIKE MUH FUCKA

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

    I do feel Castillo’s pain, though. Something like that happened to me tonight. The ball was in my glove, I plant my feet, and the fucking wet-as-shit grass gives way and I eat it on the damn foul line. We won, though, so it’s all good.

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

      Wait, don’t you ump?

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

        Yeah, but I play softball on Friday nights.

  • MattG

    Well, the comic relief helps you forget for a while, but after that wears off, that is one win that really feels like a loss. Chamberlain stunk, Rivera stunk, and the Yankees helped Livan lower his ERA. I did not care for that game at all. At least it goes into the right column.

    • Zach

      Livan gave up 6 runs, his ERA went up .45

  • LiveFromNewYork

    After the week we’ve had and how the game was going, it feels good to just laugh about it.

  • AJ

    The MLB tonight show just made fun of Castillo for five straight minutes, using stuff like Freddie Krueger claws. I can’t believe they won like that.

  • James

    somehow… it was better than a single… another reason to love A-Rod and Castillo.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Damn not to be a downer but looks like Sox are winning the game, 5-2 top of the 13th.

  • Zach

    Anyone pay attention to the replay?
    Just saw it on SportsCenter, once ARod popped it up KRod does a fist pump- ha!

    • yankees=warriors

      LOL, he did?
      I was already laughing too hard to notice.

    • celerinosanchez

      Tex should get player of game. who else was surprised when Kay said ” Yankees win 9-8″ Hustle wins. Girardi has to stop batting the choke brothers 4 and 5. Cano was the happiest guy on the field that it wasn’t left up to him. How far away is A-jax? Have you noticed how he is starting to hit doubles? They will turn into dingers as he fills out.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        And he K’s a lot so don’t get your hopes up of him being clutch.

        • celerinosanchez

          yeah lets ditch him. he’s 22 won’t get any better.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah put words in my mouth.
            That’s how you argue.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

        There’s a guy that remembers you here.

      • BklynJT

        +1 on the choke brothers.

        I understand that the 4 and 5 hitters will get more at bats (especially crucial ones) with men on base, but those guys seem to fail much more than our other hitters.

  • Drew

    I CAN’T WAIT to hear what Manuel says. haha

    • MattG

      “If ‘that player’ you are referring to makes a simple catch…”

  • Bob Stone

    Mike R – One problem with your horn toot. The Yankees actually lowered his era from .61 to .59. The two runs he gave up were unearned. Prediction CLOSE but FAIL!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Fist pump this K-rod.

    • AJ

      I’m surprised he wasn’t starting his 10 minute post save celebration. He’s worse than Papelbum.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No he’s not. I don’t mind being religious but it takes it to the top. But he praises God for giving him the “power” to win. Granted he overdoes it but whatever. Papelbon just thinks he’s flat out better than everyone and I hate him.

        • AJ

          I don’t mind being religious either, but there’s being religious and taking it to far. There’s a line between religious showing and showmanship. I feel like he’s crossing it.

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

          Without trying to start a holy war (/Dorn and Harris), I’d rather have a player take credit for himself because, frankly, he got the outs, not God. If God exists, I think God has more important shit to deal with than Major League Baseball.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            Thank you. I hate all sports figures who think that God gives a crap what they’re doing.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              I really don’t care. K-Rod again does do it a lot but I still find Papelbon more annoying.
              But yeah I just stepped in deadly waters so I think it’s best if we don’t talk about religion. Right now let’s soak in the win.

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

                +1

                Just thought I’d throw my two cents in there.

          • Luthien

            Agreed. It really bothers me when I see players make a play or get a nice hit and then do the sign on the cross and point in the sky. I’m Catholic so I don’t have anything against religion; the fact that they think that God gave them, specifically, the strength or whatever to do what they did over the pitcher is pretty absurd.

            • Zach

              So why is it ok for us to say they have ‘God given ability’ but not okay for them to thank him? Not fair to say its absurd, a guy slides into second and points up, maybe hes pointing up to a coach or father who died who taught him how to hit while he was younger, or maybe he’s thanking for his God given ability to be 6’4 and strong as mule with 20/10 eyesight and the ability to get in ‘the zone’ at the plate.

              I hate KRod’s celebration like everyone but lets be fair.

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

    At times like this, you JUST HAVE to check other fan sites to see what they’re saying

    http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28

    New threads-

    “Well You All Got Your Wish
    I am leaving this site.

    I would like to be banned I will not return to this site for as long as Castillo is on this team.

    Cya”

    and this one:

    “Poll: Have You Given Up On Playoffs?
    -Yes we do, and I hate Luis Castillo 2 20.00%
    -No we don’t, and I REALLY HATE Castillo 8 80.00%”

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LOL!! “those yankee retards are cheering but it was suppsoed to be an out”
      Yeah let’s act like its an out and be sad! What a retard. Sorry but that’s completely moronic.

  • MP

    one word.

    “amazin'”

    booya!

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

      OICWUDT. Very clever.

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

    Dear Mets:

    I would like to thank you for making me and all Yankee fans forget the sick feeling I had in my stomach when I woke up today after being swept by the Sox. You’ve made me remember how strange and wonderful Baseball can be, and nobody else could have pulled it off in quite the special way you did. I love you guys. Don’t ever change.

    Love, Steve

    • AJ

      P.S. Please allow Luis Castillo to take a whip cream pie in the face for giving us the win tonight. Don’t worry, it’ll taste good.

    • Greg G.

      +1, indeed!

    • thurdonpaul

      yeah babyyyyyy

  • Bob Stone

    To The Artist – That was just F’in great!!! (Sorry how I posted this comment but my Reply button isn’t working)

  • Charlie

    Just a fucking hilarious and awesome win, you can’t get a luckier one than that, though. Simply a gift from God, and luis castillo.

  • Drew

    June 12th baseball game >>>>>>>> Stanley cup Final.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      What is this Stanley fellow you speak of?

  • yankees=warriors

    This game just gave “It’s not over till the last out is made.” a whole new meaning, LOL!

    Baseball is a wonderful sport.

  • Dave

    Man Luis Castillo sounded pitiful

    • Zach

      I dont hate the guy, he’s a Met but not really, so I kind of feel bad for him, he gets alot of crap from Mets fans, almost on ARod’s level. Now if it was Pedroia I would have loved it.

  • bobmac

    Steve,that was good.I love how everyone was beating Joe up for not using Mo in the 8th yesterday and today he’s getting bashed for bringing him in.There’s three and a half months of baseball left and everyone is in panick mode.You got to act like you’ve been in the end zone before and chill.

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

      I don’t think anyone was bashing Girardi for making the move to Mo. Everyone was just angry that in a similar-but-not-really-’cause-last-night-was-much-more-crucial situation last night, Rivera wasn’t brought in.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      +9001
      Girardi will never do anything right for some people because they need a scapegoat.

      • BklynJT

        If a move doesn’t work in our favor, Girardi will get bashed. I don’t agree with it, but that’s just the nature of the beast.

  • Zach

    I just heard the call of the Castillo play on WFAN… AHAHAHAH!

    • Drew

      ha true. As good as that might have been, I’d pay to hear what Waldman and Sterling said.

      • Zach

        A pop up to Castillo and he makes the catch. Yankees lose 8-7, tough loss for the Yankees…. YANKEES WIN THEEEE YANKEES WIN

  • Dorian

    Did anyone just here what Joba said? “I got away from my fastball” “I probably wasn’t as aggressive as I should have been”

    NUFF SAID

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    I was at this game and the Yanks deserved it. They were hitting rockets all game, they just happened to be at people every time, except for the homeruns. Go figure they win on a dropped pop up!

  • Dela G

    god loves the yankees