• TehEighth!

    It’s ok because Johan pitches tomorrow. 2 runs is all we’ll need with the run support they give him.

  • Accent Shallow

    DFA everyone but A-Rod.

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

      Yeah, just straight up release that bum.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, Castillo swings at what looks like ball 4, and grounds out. Nice.

  • Jobamania

    what makes you think Johan is gonna give us 2 runs?

    • TehEighth!

      Giving up a couple HR’s and this stadium if we’re lucky.

      • TehEighth!

        Oh and Johan gave up a few HR’s the other day so it’s quite possible we’ll get one or two.

        • Jobamania

          he’s been pretty shaky recently so we either get shaky johan or shutdown johan. i’m banking on shutdown johan for tmrw

  • Jobamania

    Move andy to the DL, groom hughes back into a starter.
    Call up melancon

    If wang doesn’t produce, make aceves into a starter

    • Eric

      Aceves is the man.

  • Double T

    I like Mexican Gangster as a nickname much better than Ace. Much more intimidating.

  • pc69

    Joe, you referenced Cy Young. Careful, V will tell you to jump off a bridge with me. But being the good sport he is, he will be there to break our fall. Consummate team player, V.

  • Jobamania

    some of these rookies have some serious balls shaking off posada so many times

    • Eric

      It’s not really that surprising to me given how many pitchers hate pitching to him.

      • Eric

        They are the ones who look bad when they give up runs, not Posada. He should stop being so stubborn and let them pitch what they want to pitch. It’s increasingly starting to seem like he might be one of the problems with this staff.

  • Manimal

    Just curious, When will Jorge Vazquez reach the Major leagues? I think he could be like Shelly 2.0. Just for comparison, Aceves had his first appearance last year on August 31st so I will set the over/under there.

    • Jobamania

      i think he’s been on the DL since the end of may

  • Manimal

    Aceves should definately be a starter. He has a career ERA+ of 180 and a career Whip if 1.1

  • batboy

    quick 1 out. amazing.

  • TehEighth!

    The Mets are so lucky this game, its not even funny.

  • Jobamania

    UPDATE, 6:00 p.m.: One day you’re the set-up man in the eighth inning, the next you’re pitching in the sixth inning with the team down 5-1. No wonder the bullpen is a mess. Go get ‘em, Alfredo Aceves. Jose Veras, it would seem, is completely useless.

    Yankees have put a big stamp on this game and mailed it in so far.

    UPDATE, 6:08 p.m.: Pettitte has allowed 12+ hits 10 times in his career, twice in the last 26 days.

    very very well said by PeteAbe.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wtf were hittin the shyt out of the ball but we cant find a whole.

  • Jobamania

    we couldn’t buy a hit if it was on clearance rack.

  • batboy

    intentional.

  • Accent Shallow

    Two solidly hit balls, right at Tatis. Ergh.

    At least the HBP to A-Rod results in a baserunner.

  • Jobamania

    bad move nieve, time to hit beltran on his knee

    • batboy

      agreed. send that f*cker to the DL with his amigos.

    • Eric

      Agreed. I’m not big on retaliation, but that crossed the line.

    • TehEighth!

      Then Aceves gets a 6 game suspension while Nieve leaves with a small fine if any.

      • Jobamania

        no, its fine as long as u dont hit his head or around his head

  • Dorian

    We need two runs to have a chance 2 runs down against K-Rod.

  • BigBlueAL

    Teams use Arod for target practice.

  • Hova

    Starters have been garbage the four of the lat five games. As fickle as this bullpen is, they’ve done their best to limit the damage. Got to give them props.

    The starters should be embarrassed not coming through against your biggest division rival and cross-town team.

  • Eric

    Scumbag move by Nieve to hit A-Rod right on the elbow. Really bad that a bum journeyman pitcher is going to take a shot injuring one of the best players in baseball.

  • BigBlueAL

    How much lower will Cano’s BA have to fall until Girardi moves him from the 5th spot in the order????

    • Eric

      Him in the 5th spot is realllllly bad right now. And his avg isn’t even the problem. Until he starts taking walks and getting on base, he’ll never be as valuable as his talent should allow him to be.

      • BigBlueAL

        Cano fuckin sucks right now. He will probably be batting cleanup tomorrow.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on yanks aa serioussssss we aint doin crap.

  • TehEighth!

    Nieves out again for next inning? I hope not I want to see their bullpen.

  • Jobamania

    ugh, what a fucking line

    1 run 2 hits :lol:

    MEET THE BRONX BOMBERS NATIONAL AUDIENCE

    • YankeeScribe

      93 pitches :(

  • E-ROC

    Are u serious, Cano? That pitch wasn’t close to be a strike at all!

  • pc69

    well, hard hit balls mean nothing, just like out to teh warning track. End of the day, Yanks and their over powering come from behind offense are being 2 hit by another no name.

  • batboy

    hey, just bean arod. it’s cano on deck.

  • IvanS

    You would think this year the Yankees would have the advantage over the Mets. They’re way hurt, don’t have Yankee killer Oliver Perez available, we have a better lineup and staff than in previous year. But no…Fernando Nieve (who?) gets thrown in and of course they can only muster 2 hits off him because they “don’t know him.”

    What is the deal with Yankee scouting? Do they have any? I know that Nieve hasn’t pitched that much in the majors but this happens way too much. Other teams don’t have these problems.

    • batboy

      scouts thought kei igawa was good.

      • pc69

        Only Yankee scouts.

  • http://eilandshouldbeputonaisland. Jason Joker

    at what point does Dave Eiland start to take some blame on the awful bullpen and the inconsistency of the starters? excep CC we can’t get a pitcher into the 7th inning. Pitch counts way too high, not attacking hitters when they get ahead of the count.

    • Jobamania

      eiland sucks, and long is fucking terrible as well.

      Cano had his best years before Long came to town. We need mattingly back.

      and Dave eiland has KILLED our pitching staff

      • http://eilandshouldbeputonaisland. Jason Joker

        the only reason eiland got the job is b/c of hughes,kennedy, and joba…… b/c he worked so well with them in the minors. that worked out real well last year ( think they won 2 games combined) and you see when he comes and talks to the experienced pitchers on the mound they look like they aren’t even listening to him.

    • Dorian

      You can’t say “except C.C” because C.C proves that he is doing something right. I personally think that it’s posada. Every guy on the staff has ridiculous splits with and without Posada. Everyone does better when he isn’t behind the plate.

      • YankeeScribe

        I hate to keep bashing Posada but the pitching staff has returned to their April form since Jorge returned from the DL. It’s hard not to notice the difference

    • IvanS

      That has been my question all this time. There is NO excuse for not throwing strikes at this level. Every single game this week until today has been a struggle because of people not being able to get it over the plate. What kind of coaching lets this happen?

    • Accent Shallow

      Andy Pettitte has been in the majors since 1995. His struggles this year probably have more to do with, oh, say, his bad back rather than Eiland telling him to suck or something.

  • Accent Shallow

    I hate Sheff. Worst dude.

    • Hova

      Wish we had him right now. He actually knows how to hit a baseball.

  • batboy

    these guys can’t get out sheffield and ortiz.

  • pc69

    ahhh fuck this. No come back today. Another starter left in too long when the offense is not producing.

  • Hova

    The Mets are playing without Jose Reyes and Carlos Delgado and still putting up runs. Impressive. This team will go down to the wire with the Phillies

    • Jobamania

      not if they continue getting swept by the pirates

  • Dorian

    Could yall people calm the freak down.

  • Jobamania

    One can only hope Mattingly returns to coach this sorry team. Kevin long has fucking butchered robbie cano

    • Dorian

      How in the world can you say that? After a subpar season last year Kev Long went down to the dominican and changed Robby’s stance and he came out of the gate like a house on fire, was he butchering him then?

      • Jobamania

        how do you know long did shit? He didn’t need any stance changing from 05-07 when he produced dominant seasons.

        • TehEighth!

          Because of the numerous articles of Kevin Long trying to help Cano.
          Cano is better this year than last year so I’ll take it.

          • Jobamania

            doesn’t change the fact that cano produced from 05 to 07.

            Kevin Long comes to town and cano becomes to shit? Not a coincidence

            • Accent Shallow

              How do you know?

              You can’t offer up a statement like this without backing it up. For example, an article from ST ’08 about Long tinkering with Cano’s stance.

        • Dorian

          Because you saw a physical change in his stance. And he is on pace to walk more this year than any year in his career. Maybe that’s why I think he has done something.

          Remember Robby used to have first halves way worst than this under Mattingly. Sit back, Relax and make your judgement at the end of the season.

          • Jobamania

            ooooh wow, walk. doesn’t matter when he was hitting .342

            • Dorian

              Who is to say that he won’t hit .330? He is a notoriously slow starter and he is just as notorious for getting really hot after the break.

            • Accent Shallow

              And who says that hitting .342 is sustainable or his true talent level? He only played ~120 games that season.

              And yeah, walking doesn’t matter when you hit .342. But it means a whole hell of a lot when you’re hitting .300. Or .270, like last year.

              • Dorian

                It seems that the frustration of this game has led him to make irrational generalized statements.

  • Jobamania

    Meanwhile contreras is in the 8th inning throwing a 1 hitter against the Brewers.

    lol.

  • Quikksand

    I am DONE with this game.

  • jonathan

    FYI Veras is starting to warm up so yeah, joe is throwing the towel in on this game

  • pc69

    Wow in game summary only has the Yankee logo, no Yankee doing anything. Nice.

  • jonathan

    Why cant we hit against people we should be lighting up? If we havent seen guys we a completely limp WTF!!

    • pc69

      poor preparation and trying too hard to hit the long ball. Batting coach and scouts should have info but apparently they do not.

  • kaka

    trade pettitte for nieve

  • Accent Shallow

    Hopefully they’ve seen enough of Nieve to get to him.

    • cookie monster

      wrong.

  • pc69

    offense sucks today. I would get tired of trying to dig out of 3 and 4 run deficits.

    • jonathan

      Amen, its gotta be exausting….it like oh look another 3 spot on the board in the 2nd awesome

  • Accent Shallow

    Not bad. Now can Gardner do something positive?

    If so, we get top of the order, and probably the Mets’ pen. :)

    • 27 this year

      Gardner’s 1 for 2 probably going to be 1 for 3. Honestly, this isn’t his fault.

  • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

    don’t worry the nats are coming to town and Wang is pitching against them and he probably will pitch good and everyone will say he’s back only to be dissapointed the next time he pitches after that…. poor hughes – we are wasting his talent away ( i know he is only 22 – but his psyche has to be shot)

    • batboy

      Yep, I heard Eiland say wang has been haivng “good bullpen sessions!” sounds promising!

    • pc69

      The way the Yankees have looked the last 5 games, Nats could give them a run.

  • cookie monster

    hopefully eiland gets run over by a truck soon.

    • 27 this year

      why do you wish him dead? Fired, ok but wanting injury on someone is just plain wrong.

      • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

        I agree I don’t want him hurt , I just want him out of his yankee uniform.

  • Jobamania

    pathetic when gardner has the most hits in this game for us.

    • 27 this year

      yup.

  • 27 this year

    come on Jeter, hit in the clutch.

    • Jobamania

      clutch dribbler to a middle infielder

  • TehEighth!

    Sean Green sucks so looks like we’ll be scoring some runs here. Lets go Captian Clutch!

  • Accent Shallow

    And they finally get into the Mets’ pen! Yay!

  • Aaron Boone

    Really could use a big hit from jeter here, at least lift the spirits we’re dead here

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    safeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Jobamania

    wow jeter gets incredibly lucky once again.

    • TehEighth!

      What a great fan you are.

      • Jobamania

        was it not a weak grounder? sorry i’m a realist.

        • TehEighth!

          I’m gald you’re happy we actually scored a run. But no let’s all be pessimists.

  • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

    good hustle

  • Accent Shallow

    I thought they had him there. Whew.

  • batboy

    awesome job damon.

  • pc69

    Well, that is the game. Hope Philly wins tonight so we don’t fall 3 back. Offense got used today by a rookie.

    • Aaron Boone

      at least we got 1, we have to do something next inning though with Tex, Arod, and Posada, and before we get to Krod

      I’d say if we go down without 2 runs next inning, we’re probably done

      • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

        u forgot about Cano , but that is understandable with the past three weeks!

        • Aaron Boone

          True, Girardi really needs to flip them back I think

      • pc69

        Not today. Yanks are already thinking about tomorrow’s bitch again Johan and praying Burnnet doesn’t channel his past start along with Pettitte’s last three.

  • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

    don’t worry we will all find out what the yankees need to do on Monday at 1 o’clock when Mike francesca will inform us. funny how he knows everything but has never been offered a GM or coach’s job

    • TehEighth!

      We don’t even need to hear Mike Francesa. There’s plenty of computer GM’s right here.

  • John

    damn another hard hit ball so unlucky

  • Pete

    Hey, Veras! You got your wish!!

  • IvanS

    Veras…we’re doing like the French in WWII.

    • mick

      Except the Germans aren”t breeding our wives…….DFA his useless ass now!

  • E-ROC

    Pujols 2 Indians 1

  • Quikksand

    They are just putting gas on a fire by putting Veras in.

  • veras fan

    VERAS IS LOOKING GREAT

    • pc69

      Thats because their is nothing to lose.

    • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

      veras is awesome!!! Dave eiland says he has great stuff

      • pc69

        Well that seals it. Eiland has been right with so many of the pitchers.

      • veras fan

        veras is hot stuff.

    • broken clock

      Hey, Look!

      I’m telling the right time!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wtf cano

  • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

    cano is starting his old ways. you know when he only plays in 4 out of every 6 games, the other two he is just there in presence

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

    Routine ground ball. You gotta turn that Cano, know the game runner.

  • veras fan

    LOL now everything is going wrong.

  • veras fan

    LOL now everything is going wrong.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    o wow gardner.

  • pc69

    And THAT is your NY Yankees over the last 5 games.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ugh. Let’s see if Veras can pick him up.

    • IvanS

      I’ll be surprised if he does. Veras is the type to fall apart now.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    If you the Yankees pull off a miracle and come back to win this game 7-6 you can thank Luis Castillo again for doing the complete opposite of what Mark Teixeira yesterday, if he hustles he scores on that play.

  • veras fan

    veras did awesome!

  • Dorian

    THE RAB PLAN FOR THE YANKEES

    1) Fire the whole coaching staff
    2) Trade the farm system for Huston Street
    3) Fire Brian Cashman
    4) Release A.J. Burnett
    5) Force Andy Pettite to retire

    Any more suggestions kimosabe

    • Accent Shallow

      DFA all the pitchers not named “Rivera” or “Sabathia”

    • IvanS

      1. Fire Eiland.
      2. Put Hughes in rotation.
      3. Let Wang have his one start to see what to do with him. Long relief if he sucks.
      4. Lineup should be Posada, Matsui, Cano, etc. 5th on…
      5. Bullpen: Tomko out, Melancon in..

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      The RAB plan is a solid one except for #2. I would like to see Street here but not for the entire farm system. Otherwise its a solid plan.

  • TehEighth!

    Veras – walks = good

  • Eric

    teix time

  • Drew

    Just got in front of the comp. Caught some of the game earlier. AP really layed an egg today.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Da only one doin crap today is arod.

    • Dorian

      I beg to differ. I think everyone is doin crap today.

    • 27 this year

      arod has a home run, walk, and HBP to go along with a strikeout. He is far from the problem of today. Today’s problem is Pettite and the offense outside of Arod, Gardner and maybe Jeter (although infield hits are not exactly the greatest)

  • cookie monster

    santana is going to toy with these guys tomorrow.

    • Accent Shallow

      That’s the great thing about baseball — that’s not necessarily the case.

  • The Grinch

    PLEASE STOP BATTING CANO FIFTH!!!

  • Jobamania

    good lord, this is just sad

  • jonathan

    over under on how many inning(s) we get outta aj tomorrow?

    • cookie monster

      2

    • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

      with eiland still the pitching coach, over/under set at 4 2/3 innings with over under in pitches set at 115

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

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d assume this was the getaway game at the end of a 15 game road trip. The Yanks mailed this one right in.

    • Bob Stone

      It sure looks that way. Their level of play today was discouraging and almost unwatchable. You’d think they would be pysched to capitalize on their incredible good fortune last night. Instead it looks like they expect another miracle to bail them out of this game instead of playing well.

  • Accent Shallow

    For all the tears in this thread, you’d think the Yankees were in last place. Christ.

    • YankeeScribe

      They’re playing like a last place team and getting owned by journeymen pitchers

  • IvanS

    When have the Yankee come off a series with Boston and not shit the bed for the next week? I’m not just talking after a bad series. Anytime. They always come off a series with Boston flat, especially offensively.

  • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

    I mind the losing the losing as much if they played with a little heart and some fight. they look so flat. if santana pitches tomorrow like “johan” should, 1 and 5 against the mets and sox is not good.

  • Drew

    Did Pettitte look as bad as his line?

    • fhgfhf55fffg@aol.com

      how could it not?

    • Bob Stone

      Simplest Answer – Yes

    • Eric

      No, he wasn’t nearly as bad as his line. Many of the Mets hits were very cheap. He only walked one batter and only gave up one HR. It could have very easily been 6IP, 3ER today.

      • John

        Well they had a lot of hard hit balls that were caught also

    • Jobamania

      even worse than his line

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

    I say Santana gets torched tomorrow.

  • veras fan

    VERAS LOOKS GREAT! DFA TOMKO

    • mick

      Tomko is a waste of a roster spot….We need a trad for some BP now!!!

      • mick

        Sorry “trade not trad” …….my bad!

  • Eric

    Who the F is pitching right now? That’s not the Jose Veras I know.

    • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

      of course it isn’t the Veras you know becaus ethey are down 4 runs , if they were up by 2 runs his line would look like this

      0.1 IP , 1H, 2BB, 2ER

  • Eric

    Cano’s awful game continues.

  • John

    damn what a waste of a good veras

    watching andy pitch is NOT good for our collective hearts

    • Aaron Boone

      no pressure on veras so he decided to throw some strikes

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

    Vera pitched just well enough to keep his job.

    • mick

      Hopefully the front office will dfa Tomko,bring up Melancon
      and get pitching from Veras like last summer.

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

    Why was Veras throwing strikes?

    • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

      b/c they are down 4 runs and probably didn’t listen to Dave Eiland

  • jonathan

    5 runs off k rod?

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

    Ok why is K-Rod going in there? Manuel is HORRIBLE.

  • Dorian

    Thank God some of yall aren’t on the team. MASTERS OF THE PANIC

    • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

      Dorian , I am not panicing. just calling a spade a spade.

  • Bob Stone

    BoSox have scored three runs already against the Phils – Not good

    • Bob Stone

      And still threatening in the top of the first

  • Eric

    Boston up 3-0 in the first, sigh.

  • Jobamania

    what the fuck is with these late swings?

  • Riddering

    If I’m taking one positive thing out of this game it’s that the Mets apparently fear us enough to call a four-run lead in this offensively pathetic game a “save” situation.

    • Drew

      They need a win. They went with there best pitcher.

      • Drew

        their

      • Riddering

        Hey, don’t take away my one delusional shard of happiness!

    • Jobamania

      yeah they need a win and went to their closer, it was a very smart move.

      Girardi on the other hand likes to go to aceves with 2 on no outs in the 8th inning with a 1 run lead against a team we were 0-7.

  • Accent Shallow

    K-Rod has a fat face and I hope his elbow explodes.

  • Dorian

    WAWAWAWAAWAWAWAAAWAWA We lost

  • Accent Shallow

    What a depressing game.

    Hopefully Burnett has it in him to play stopper.

  • Drew

    Damn, 17 hits is really pathetic.

  • IvanS

    This was one of the most embarrassing losses i can remember. Three games out after tonight.

  • Bob Stone

    BoSox up 5-0 in the first – Damn!

    • IvanS

      three errors for philadelphia. What is it with teams playing like little leaguers (including us) against Boston but playing out of their skulls against us?

  • kill dorian

    3 games out after tonight.

  • RAB poster

    Is anyone really surprised?

    I’m not even disappointed. Knew this would happen.

  • Dorian

    I’m disappointed in RAB right now. Yall sound really soft right now