• dkidd

    i’m addicted to coke

    • Tom Zig

      clever

    • Charlie

      oh my fucking god matsui hit the damn ball

      • Charlie

        not a reply

  • Charlie

    I say that we skip Petitte’s next start and let phil start in his place. He’s just too good to be in the bullpen and petitte has looked like he could use a start off.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      You’d have to square that with Petite, but I’d support it

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

      For Petitte:

      Skipping 1 start = Losing a lot of $$$

      • Charlie

        yea i know, but he’s got plenty of fucking money. he should care more about the team

        • cgs

          A competitor’s mentality would think that they can help the team themselves, not let someone else do it. It’s not about the money.

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

            You must be new to this. It’s ALWAYS about the money.

            • cgs

              I’m not new to this. And it is NOT always about the money.

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

                You’re right, it’s not. That’s why Pettitte held out all winter, because it was for the good of the team.

                • cgs

                  I never said it’s not about the money, I said it’s not ALL about the money. Obviously contract negotiations are about the money, it would take a true idiot not to get that.

                  I was stating, that in this hypothetical situation where the yanks ask Pettitte to miss his next start for Hughes, his decision of no would be more of a competitive decision than a monetary situation. Sure one missed start would mean he loses around 500g, but I’m sure what would be on Pettitte’s mind would be that he is capable of pitching well and getting the win.

        • Hova

          Its always about the money. And nothing else.

  • Dave

    Wait, why didn’t Hughes pitch the 8th there? I thought we wanted to keep him stretched out a little?

    • whozat

      Dunno. I hope someone would ask Joe after the game.

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

    Why are you swinging at the first pitch there, Hideki?

  • whozat

    Is there all sorts of late movement on that or what? That was an 88 MPH fastball right down the middle.

  • Tim

    I’m getting sick of this “The Yankees can’t hit anybody they haven’t seen before so teams should just bring up AAA pitchers instead of throwing Beckett and Halladay blah blah blah.”

    It’s just typical selective memory by ignorant fans who have quickly forgotten the Rick Porcellos and Derek Hollands that the Yankees roughed up. Instead, they just look at Nieve, Martis, and Lannan and make stupid claims. And just because you haven’t heard of somebody or they’re on a bad team doesn’t mean they’re a bad pitcher. Such a joke.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      +100

    • angry kid

      okay but a 2 hitter? are you kidding?

    • whozat

      That’s not entirely fair. No one has rigorously shown it to be either. It’s certainly been a sense that has built up over the last several years. It’s also not just fans…the announcers say it all the time as well. And yes, I know that not everything they say is gospel.

      Also, Lannan is different than some of these other guys in that he’s actually a decent pitcher. But…it certainly feels like good control guys with middling stuff that haven’t been seen by the Yanks dominate them more than they should. I’d like to figure out how to prove or disprove this, but I got nothin’

      • Pasqua

        They gave the stat last night that the Yanks are 18-3 against “rookie” pitchers since ’07, which certainly doesn’t help with the middling stuff argument, but tells you that not many newbies (i.e. those who the Yanks “haven’t seen”) mow them down. A lot of this frustration is selective memory.

        • Arman Tamzarian

          JD!

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Not totally disagreeing, but didn’t you just use selective memory (Porcello and Holland) and not actual stats to back up your claim?

    • YankeeScribe

      Nieve and now Lannan are “OK” pitchers who are looking like aces against the Yankees. It’s annoying how often those types of pitchers shut us down…

  • pat

    The yankees will bring a batter to the plate this inning, lock it up.

  • Charlie

    this guy is just layin em in there now… hit the baseball somebody

    • cjc

      disgusting

      • Charlie

        what?

  • dkidd

    he’s working lieber fast. try stepping out

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

    Benefit? That ball came right back over the plate.

  • angry kid

    I thought the nationals sucks?

  • Charlie

    Wow, don’t even make him work or anything. And don’t even think about scoring a run.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hopefully the top of the order can manage something in the bottom of the 9th. Sheesh.

    • Charlie

      this game has been terrible, its not lookin good but i sure hope we can get another fucking hit.

  • kunaldo

    this is making my head hurt…Soft Tossing Lefty strikes again!

  • joe

    yanks cant hit goshhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Manimal

    must win this game with the sox winning 5-1

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Please take Lannan out for the 9th.

  • Charlie

    why is coke still out there after 20+ pitches?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Why was Coke in there longer than Hughes?

      • BklynJT

        Only the Yankees convert a starting pitcher to the bullpen to be a long man and then only let said pitcher go 2 innings. R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D.

      • Ivan

        Cuz Adam dunn the lefty was up in the top of the 8th,

      • BklynJT

        With a man on 1st, 1 out, and A-ROD coming up, I wonder what everyone is thinking…

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

    There is absolutely NO point to this move.

    • Alex

      Disagree. I think it makes complete sense. It’s 3-1, the yanks can score 2 runs in an inning, its clearly happened before. Secondly, one of Girardi’s best skills as a manager is limiting relievers’ innings while still keeping guys (like Aceves) fresh. No sense in stretching out coke against 2 more right-handed batters while you have a fresh Aceves who could use work (hasn’t pitched since saturday i believe)

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

        Fair enough. And I didn’t know Coke’s pitch count.

  • Dorian

    I have supported Joe and his propensity to play the numbers but sometimes he overthinks things. If guys are doing a good job then let them pitch.

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

      It’s so Dorian.

  • Ivan

    At least the yanks have the top of the order coming up in the bot of the 9th.

    • http://Archimboldi Joe Robbins

      That’s the good news (top of the order coming up). The bad news is that the Yankees can’t hit tonight. And, re. Lannan, you can’t be patient when the guy is throwing strikes. But you could hit them.

  • Dorian

    Glove save and a beauty by Tex

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

    Two runs ain’t shit. Let’s go, Yanks!

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

    Woo!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Damon!!!

  • JackISBACK

    I’m calling it right now, Matsui with a game winner.

  • Manimal

    1 more!!!!!!!!!!

  • pat

    The only good thing about this stadium is we ALWAYS get last licks.

  • alan

    Damn, A-Rod’s gonna get his chance again!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well I can already hear the thousands of boos if he fails.

  • http://Archimboldi Joe Robbins

    Well, Damon hit a strike. Thanks.

  • Drew

    THATS MY SHIT SON!!!!!

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

    That was a New Stadium job if I ever saw one.

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

      +A lot.

  • Dorian

    ATTA FUCKIN BOY JOHNNY

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

    Just missed it; damn.

  • Accent Shallow

    Glad to see Damon didn’t let this guy lull him to sleep. Wonder if Acta will risk pulling him?

  • Charlie

    FUCK YES!!! I love Johnny D. We need another, let’s go

  • Manimal

    tex double, arod homerun. I’m calling it.

  • dkidd

    come on tex

  • cjc

    god I hate kay

  • JackISBACK

    Is it just me, or did Swisher use up all of his clutch hits early in the year?

    • Charlie

      he’s definitely got some left

  • Drew

    i LOVE THIS FUCKING TEAM.

  • claybeez

    A-Rod, Man of the Match?

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

      Should have fried the bastard.

  • dkidd

    come on alex

  • alan

    A-Rod better not hit into a DP…

    • Jamal G.

      Dude, shut up.

  • Jamal G.

    Let’s go ARod!!!!!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Mark Texiera’s batting stance resembles one of the guys from Mike Tyson’s punch out. I can’t figure out which one though.

  • Ivan

    Lets go A-Rod.

  • cjc

    shut up shut up shut up Kay

  • Charlie

    Way to get on, tex. By the way, anyone notice tex never goes the opposite field.

  • Nickel

    A-Rod’ll hit a walk-off right here.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I would love to see that. Then we watch the booers see their foolishness…hopefully.

    • adeel

      walk to alex

  • Drew

    Bring em out Bring em out!

  • Dorian

    YES YES YES. MACDOUGAL IS GONNA WALK EM.

  • Tom Zig

    Come on A-rod, this is a perfect time to shut up the boo-birds

  • JackISBACK

    Ok, Be A-Rod here. McDougal can’t throw strikes, but he may want to get ahead of A-Rod. Do you or do you not swing at the first pitch? Assume A-Rod is a guess hitter, not that he sees if its close and swings. Just a hypothetical.

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

    I really don’t get why this is a tough decision. MacDougal throws real hard and gives the Nats a platoon advantage, no? The tying run is on base and the go ahead run is at the plate and the pitcher just gave up a homer and a hard hit single. Why would you risk keeping him in?

  • Bleakley

    Anyone think Gardner should be in the game here to make sure the game is at least tied on a double?

    • Charlie

      girardi does

    • Ivan

      And take Teix out of the game? Nah.

  • Ivan

    This might be a tough match up for A-Rod.

    McDougal has a tremendous FB, with great movement and velocity.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, it’s Mac the Ninth!

    A-Rod, please don’t get booed.

    (That would require doing something positive)

  • Charlie

    shit, wish they left lannan in. this guy has a real good arm

  • Dorian

    ATTA BOY GIRARDI. LETS GO GARDY

  • pat

    time to get dirty.

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

    Let’s go, Alex. Shut the moronic boo birds up.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Arod has good numbers against mcdougal 2-5 wit a hr.

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

    Patience, Al.

  • pat

    I think he beans arod

  • Ivan

    Gardy, gotta get a steal here.

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

    Sterling keeps calling Gardner ‘Teixeira’.

    • cjc

      John confused no way

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    safeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • cjc

    nice

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

    So fast.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Good job Gardner.

  • JeffG

    Safe!

  • alan

    SHIT! He’s fast!

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

    *whew*

    on a pitchout, no less.

  • Ivan

    YES GARDNER!!!

  • Drew

    See why you run Brett? You’re faster than a motherfucker.

  • dkidd

    great call

  • Nick L

    so that guy is pretty fast

  • Charlie

    YEA GARNER!! Come on Arod, please

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

    WOW. Way to go, Brett.

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

    Uge. Just uge.

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

    GRIT!!!!!!!!

  • dkidd

    small ball

  • Drew

    Wow. Just Wow

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    another steallllllllllllll i love gardner.

  • claybeez

    That is EXCITING!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Steal home Gardner while you’re at it.

  • alan

    Gardner’s the Man!!!

  • JeffG

    Awesome!

  • Bleakley

    Wow

  • pc69

    That Gardner kid got some skilz on the base path.

  • Ivan

    Gardner is one fast motherfucker!!!

  • Jersey

    This is just plain fun to watch. Wow.

  • Nick L

    thats a quick man

  • Dorian

    ATTA BOY GARDY

  • Charlie

    holy fucking shit gardner!!! Now we gotta at least tie it

  • pc69

    Odd ARod strikes out here.

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

    This would be a nice time to break that mini slump he’s in.

  • Jersey

    Just make contact, dude.

  • JackISBACK

    Please A-Rod, Please

  • cjc

    ugh that was right there

  • Drew

    C’mon Al, let the game come to you.

  • Ivan

    The Cheers are gonne be either very loud, or very loud with boo’s

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Arod’s like Gardy’s the hero, I’m the zero…WTF?
    Gardy: let’s switch paychecks!

  • Tim

    BUT WHY DIDN’T GIRARDI BUNT GARDNER TO 2ND WITH A-ROD? Maybe he’s finally learning.

  • adeel

    walk

  • Dorian

    PLEASE DON’T WALK HIM NOW.

  • Charlie

    payoff…..

  • V

    Man, Flaherty’s so obvious, lol. “No, he shouldn’t go”. “Oh, if Bard handles it, he’s out.”

    Nah, Flaherty, looks like he would have been safe even with a good throw.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    walkk

  • Dorian

    FUUUUUCCCCKKKK

  • cjc

    no he did not bitches

  • Drew

    That’s how he do that shit son!!!!

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

    Shit, now the DP is in order.

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

      Well, the winning run is on base so I’ll take it.

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

    Come on, Robbie!

  • Nick L

    if he was called out, Arod would have been put to tears by the crowd

  • Charlie

    dammit, you pussy. Robbie, please make him pay.

  • JackISBACK

    Man that looked close, but thank god he didn’t swing. I couldn’t imagine the boos if he was called out.

  • cjc

    fly ball just a fly ball

    • Ivan

      I wouldn’t mind a homer though.

  • Ivan

    No DP’s Cano.

  • alan

    Come on Cano, the KO punch!

  • pc69

    First pitch Robbie… DP?

  • Accent Shallow

    Now the DP is back in order. Ugh.

    Come on, Robbie.

  • Charlie

    i’m worried here

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

    Fly to deep right is all we need.

  • V

    You’re gonna have to send ARod with Cano up. He hits lots of groundballs.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on cano base hit.

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

    Why not PR for A-Rod?

    • V

      Pena and Gardner already in game, Berroa’s not terribly fast.

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

        D’oh. Didn’t see Pena in there.

    • Nick L

      whos faster than arod on the bench right now

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

      With who, Cervelli?

    • alan

      I don’t think Berroa’s any faster than A-Rod.

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

      With who? Berroa?

  • JackISBACK

    Please Robinson, Please.

  • Dorian

    dID YA HEAR THAT PEOPLE .423 IN THE NINTH

  • Charlie

    god cano, what the fuck is he swinging at

    • Drew

      keep ur negativity to urself brah

    • Iowa Yank

      Everything

  • Nick L

    if arod steals, and the throw goes to second, gardy could score without question

  • adeel

    hit on next pitch

  • Charlie

    come on cano…. please..

  • pc69

    MacDougal is the Nationals Farnsworth.

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

      Both have great stuff, both have no idea where its going.

  • V

    If I’m Girardi, I start ARod. Cano doesn’t K much.

  • Dorian

    Would they boo A-Rod if Robby doubles and he got thrown out at the plate?

  • Charlie

    good at bat, win the fuckin battle

  • cjc

    boy this has strike out in the dirt written all over it please prove me wrong

    • cjc

      I wish it was a k FUCK

  • Ivan

    Cano is really missing on some good FB’s

  • Charlie

    here comes off speed

  • alan

    Wow, Cano hanging in there.

  • dkidd

    waiting for the curve…

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

    Nice AB for Cano. Regardless of outcome.

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

      I SUCK!!!!!!!!!

  • Charlie

    holy shit hit it in play already

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

    Ugh.

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

    Wow. That was shitty.

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

    Fuck you Cano.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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

    Drat.

  • Nick L

    what could have been done to prevent that?

    • V

      Send ARod. Because Cano hits a lot of groundballs.

      • Nick L

        sounds easy enough to me

      • Brazilian Yankee

        wish our manager knew that…but I guess it’s not part of his job to know that

  • Ivan

    Deflating…..really deflating.

  • alan

    FUCK.

  • V

    HEY, GUESS WHAT GIRARDI, YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT.

    Man, it doesn’t take a fucking genius to see that Cano hits a LOT of groundballs.

    God damn it, what I wouldn’t give for a manager who’s not a fucking imbecile.

  • vbkj

    fucking sucks choke

  • Charlie

    Goddammit MOTHER FUCKER GET A CLUTCH HIT CANO!! JUST A FUCKING FLYOUT WOULD BE FINE!!!!!!!!11

  • pc69

    CHOKE!!!!!!!!

    Couldn’t even get the tying run in. RISP = Yankee Krytonite.

  • Drew

    Ugh, fuckin fuck.

  • Matty Ice

    Can’t believe we lost to the effin’ Nats.

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

    The Robbie Cano Show just got canceled.

  • vbkj

    guy should not be batting 5th period.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ugh.

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

    I bet someone blames A-Rod for not going into second hard enough.

    • dkidd

      or for walking to set up the dp

  • JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod should have ran. Twice this shit happened.

  • mark q

    I really don’t understand why They didn’t just send A-Rod early. Wouldn’t he have just reached- they aren’t going to throw to 2nd and let Gardner score are they? Maybe I’m missing something.

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed. Don’t know why they didn’t send A-Rod.

  • pc69

    Yankees are the Nationals 17th win. Congrats boys. Rush back in and dig into that bag of lame excuses cuz you got OWNED tonight.

    • V

      d00d, you really need help.

  • Tim

    This should be good- Ignorant fans will now blast Cano the day after he went 4/4 and carried the team. He also hit a home run tonight, but that don’t mean anything to these guys.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Not at all. A-Rod should have ran so I don’t know why Girardi didn’t send him or if A-Rod just didn’t go.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      People are blaming Girardi, and rightfully so, for not sending A-Rod… Cano had a great AB, sometimes it doesnt work out.

  • dkidd

    robbie had no choice. he promised a classroom of second graders he’d break their hearts

    • Dave

      IETC

  • alan

    Poor Gardner, ran his butt out.

  • angry kid

    thats what happens when the team sleepwalks for 8 innings

  • Charlie

    any reasonably smart hitter might actually be ready for the fastball away and drive it to left center. HE THREW NINE OF THEM IN A ROW!!! YOU KNOW WHATS COMING!! SO HIT THE FUCKING BALL HARD!

    • Dorian

      That’s what he was trying to do, he just didn’t get under.

    • Drew

      lol… you did see the AB, right? You do know that his out was recorded on the left center part of the infield, right? You did watch this game, right? You did know he hit it hard, right?

      • Charlie

        i was on gameday, so honestly no, i didn’t know some of that.

        • Drew

          heh true, my bad.
          Yeah, he hit it hard which is why it was so easily turned. Also, he had the right approach, going out to left/left center, IMO.

  • GRGOYLDEF@

    Should have been a tie game on Damon’s homer. Bad call at first by the ump on the Guzman play cost the Yanks the game.

    • Pasqua

      Fallacy of the predetermined outcome. I know it sounds obnoxious, but it’s true. You can’t assume that the game unfolds the same way if that call is made differently.

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

        +1

  • YankeeScribe

    Reason #1,000 and 1,001 why Cano shouldn’t bat 5th

  • Pasqua

    Can we be emotional and reactionary now? Is it allowed?

    • V

      Go to Lohud if you want to act like an idiot because the Yankees owe you a win every night.

      • Pasqua

        Am I acting like an idiot?

        • V

          You asked if you could be one. I asked you not to. Lol.

        • Pasqua

          The Yanks owe me nothing. I just don’t appreciate when some folks critique emotional reactions. Part of being a fan is investing emotionally in a game, and sometimes that investment results in reactionary remarks. Why that’s received as being an “idiot” or, even worse, “unacceptable” to people is beyond me. It’s pretty pompous actually.

          • Pasqua

            And I’ll never go to LoHud. Those people frighten me.

          • Charlie

            i completely agree

  • Dorian

    GOD DAMMIT KRUK. PHIL HUGHES IS A FUCKING STARTER YOU FAT FUCKING SLOB. AND NO THIS CHEIN MING WANG DOES NOT HELP THE YANKEES MORE THAN HUGHES. DAMMIT ALREADY B-HUGHSERS

    • Pasqua

      THAT’S what I’m talking about!

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Why didn’t ARod get the steal sign?
    They really like making fools of themselves at least once a week.

    • Pasqua

      I’m thinking A-Rod gets 2nd without a throw, as crazy as it sounds. It is not out of the realm of possibility that Gardner goes home on a throw to 2nd.

  • Drew

    Tough one… Situational hitting is not our strong suit.
    Second guess time, PH Jetes for Swish, or no way?

    • Charlie

      For swish, probably not imo

  • angry kid

    this loss is on girardi. go back to the marlins, loser.

    • Tom Zig

      Not funny.

  • pc69

    Once again, your beloved Yankees playing to the level of their competition. You don’t see that from Boston, which is why we are now 3 games back and 0-7 against them.

    • Pete

      That would be 0 and 8.

      And how can you get that pissed with a game like this? Yankees pitching only gave up 3 runs and still lost. If I’m not mistaken, weren’t we previously undefeated when the pitchers gave up 3 runs or less?

    • Dorian

      Thank You.

    • Pasqua

      0-8 (salt in wound)

    • jonathan

      0-8 dude oh and eight….

    • V

      Then go back to SoSH and root for the Sox you fucking twit.

      • Pasqua

        “salt in wound” comment (if it’s me you’re calling a fucking twit) was actually all-inclusive. 0-8 is worse than 0-7, which makes it worse for all of us who root for the Yankees.

        Nice use of “twit,” though.

        • V

          d00d, you didn’t see who I replied to? Really?

          pc69 is the largest sourpuss on the whole blog.

      • Lanny

        That’s V. The guy with the foul nasty mouth. Anyone with an opinion gets yelled and cussed at. A class act all the way.

        • Pasqua

          So I’m noticing.

        • V

          :snort:

          Says the guy who only shows up for a loss.

  • pat

    hahaha everybody hates cano now, what a fucking joke

    • Drew

      I know right? Unbelievable.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Blaming Cano for that AB is pretty stupid. The pitch he hit into a DP was a very good pitch, running away from him and sinking. Most hitters can’t even make contact on that pitch.

      The blame should definately go to Girardi for not sending Alex, that was a stupid decision.

      • VO

        +1 Watching the replay of that pitch, I honestly did not see much more that Cano could do with it.

        • hawkins44

          Finally, some sanity…Macdougal sucks, but he was throwing moving heat…. tough AB for Robbie… a well pitched game by the Nats…

  • jonathan

    WOW just got completely shut down by the Nats pitching….and lost honorable mention to Johnny Damon and to the pitching staff as a whole. Wanger…looking better…..rest of the offense, horrible….Swish do something….Arod come on…..Jorge awwww come on man….sone in by another soft throwing left maybe we should get Al Leiter to throw BP

  • Hova

    Damn. Runners on 1st and 3rd with 1 out and couldn’t bring a run in (even worse cause we had the fastest guy on our team on 3rd). That’s a tough way to lose. Now 3 back from the Red Sox. Fcuk.

  • JGS

    That’s the second time I can readily remember where a blown call at first base cost the Yankees a W (the other one was that game in Cleveland where Jeter was incorrectly called out at first two batters before Tex homered. The Yankees ultimately lost the game by 1)

  • VO

    I know it’s a risky choice because of the hip surgery etc. But I really thought A-Rod should have stolen second there. That would have possibly resulted in tying the game with that ground out.

  • alan

    Less than 2 outs, runner on 3rd, still our killer…

    • Zach

      Walk and double play. 0-1 wow they suck

      • Lanny

        They do suck because they didn’t get the run in.

  • Dave

    Weird, I guess you can’t come back to win every game you allow to get to the 9th down by a few runs.

  • SF Yanks

    By far the most irritating loss of the year…at least for me

    • Hova

      The 8 to the Red Sux were more irritating. But I’m completely irrational when it comes to Yanks and Sux.

      • SF Yanks

        Well, I’m just talking about one game in particular, not a series of them. And I’m basing this off of how mad I get. When the channel changer gets thrown, I’m mad. I haven’t thrown anything all season, but tonight was the first time I launched it. You should see my walls…holes, dings, and dents everywhere. But I’m learning to tone it down a notch, but damn if it doesn’t help make me feel better.

    • cjc

      thurs in boston out ways this one

      • cjc

        weighs wow that was dumb

  • baseball

    consistent effort please, not just in the 8th and 9th.

    • Zach

      yeah, dont give credit to the pitcher who pitched a hell of a game for 8 innings, this offense needs to score 6 runs everygame or they arent doing their job

      • baseball

        i’m not seeing any improvement in wang’s performance. sinkers still flying all over the place. i’m not sure what’s wrong with him but i dont think we’ll ever see the same wang again.

        RIP chien ming wang’s career

        • VO

          Yea because every pitcher who gives up 3 runs in a game should retire. I mean just look at CC’s performance yesterday.

  • Zach

    Kruk said leave Wang in rotation because the Yankees KNOW they’re a better team with Hughes in the bullpen. Yeah Hughes in the 4th-7th backing up Wang is really the glue to this bullpen

  • Dorian

    Essentially the same outing from Wang as the Texas outing.

    • JGS

      he was better than that–if Pena can hold on to the ball and the first base umpire can do his job, then he only would have given up the Dunn bomb

      • Jake H

        Also Melky shouldn’t have left his feet. If he doesn’t then only 1 run scores.

        • Zach

          Stop blaming Melky- did you watch the flight of the ball? That ball was cutting left the whole way, it would have gone past him either way

          • hawkins44

            Disagree… he plays that conservatively and he saves a run… tough play and I agree he may have thought he had a better read than he did because of the spin, but against the Nats, play it safe because they are not going to string together a long rally. Futhermore, Guzman doesn’t score on Zimmerman’s ground out to AROD… bad “D” and it ended up costing the Yanks the game.

            • Drew

              If Ramiro Pena catches the ball, with your logic, there’s 2 outs with no one on.

        • Arman Tamzarian

          5 innings pitched, 6 hits, 4 k’s, and 3 runs, i’ll take it for the time being

          • baseball

            that’s 3 innings 10 hits 6 ER against a superior hitting team.

  • Drew

    Thank Mo it’s a quick turn around. I’m ready for some Jobanation tomorrow afternoon.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Lets hope Joba is not afraid of throwing strikes tomorrow.

    • VO

      I’m putting it out there 7 innings 1 run ball.

  • Nick

    Fuck Cano. He’s such a goddamn idiot.

    Give him a DL stint. 60 days might not even be enough. He needs to learn how to take a ball like the greenest of low A ballers know. He’s cost the team too many leads and wins with his Soriano-esque hacking.

    And for that matter, it’s humiliating that we’re not cruising. I didn’t expect a win tonight with Wang pitching, but tonight was 100x more humiliating than I expected it to be, on top of Tuesday’s embarrassment. I fully expect the Red Sox to maul the Nationals, maybe with a perfect game or a no hitter in there.

    • Drew

      Xanax, it’s a hell of a drug.

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

        ICWUDT.

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

      I sure hope you didn’t cheer Cano when he went 4 for 4 and won the game for them yesterday.

      It’s the first time they lost all season when they allowed 3 runs or less. Take a fucking chill pill, you’re embarrassing yourself.

    • SF Yanks

      Pure, unadulterated sarcasm, I love it!!

      ….that IS sarcasm ISN’T it??

      If not, please leave the earth in any way of your choosing.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      What’s he going on the DL with?

      • baseball

        damaged brain

    • pat

      this comment sucks.

    • VO

      Your joking with me right? He definitely should have looked at that strike 3. If your expect that much out of the Red Sox go over to one of their blogs.

  • Drew

    Writing out my Graduation thank you letters. They went from not great, to fucking happy in the 9th, then back to not so great.

  • Dorian

    Wow, how the mighty have fallen. Wang just went 5 innings, gave up 3, and this is a step in the right direction. If Phil did this, we would be disappointed.

  • Lanny

    This loss is an embarrassment. I’m sure the homers here will “tip their caps” to Lannan but that’s a joke. Every Wang start is now a spring training game.

    Let’s name a bridge after him for 3 runs in 5 innings tonight. I guess he did “good” because it was more than 2 innings.

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

      Sure, Wang wasn’t a superstar tonight but he wasn’t awful either. Plus, his defense wasn’t exactly too helpful either.

    • baseball

      he needs to go back to taiwan and reminisce about the career he had because it’s over.

      • Ant

        -500000000000.453

      • cookie monster

        +500000000000.453

    • V

      Oh look, the imbecile is back.

  • Ant

    I’m just going to say wow.

    It’s one loss people, chill outttttttttt, have a beer or something.

  • Moshe Mandel

    Send A-Rod there? Really? On a 2-2 count and A-Rod on first, that is an awful risk. If its a ball, there is a good chance Alex is dead at second. You dont take such a high risk to avoid a double play, because the odds of a douyble play are lower than Alex’s likely chance of being caught stealing. Anyhow, they likely would have turned two anyhow. That ball was hit hard and directly at the SS.

    • pat

      Alex is dead at 2nd as gardy is crossing home plate.

      • VO

        Exactly what I was thinking, if A-Rod goes in with a good slide especially.

      • Moshe Mandel

        I love that assumption. A double steal is not an easy play to execute. With a guy like Gardner at third, genreally the pitcher is ready to intercept the ball to get the guy coming home.

        • Drew

          You also love the assumption that the throw is good and Al is “dead at second.”

          • Moshe Mandel

            I said giood chance. You disagree that there is, say, a 35 % chance that he thropwn out?

            • Drew

              Tough to say for sure. First off though, No way they tag Al and throw home to get Grit. It’s one or the other. 35% is fair, but there is so many other variables, throw, catch, tag, grittner, Al’s jump, Al’s slide.

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

      Not to mention Alex probably ain’t runnin’ at full speed right now.

    • Drew

      Right, so all these people wanted him to go on 2-2, not 0-0, 0-1, 0-2,1-2,2-2. I’m indifferent, it was a frustrating loss and there’s no saying that sending Al would’ve won the game. That doesn’t mean you can act like these people’s opinions are incorrect, TBH, who says they even throw to second with Grit on third.

      • Moshe Mandel

        Huh? Any couint but 3-2 makes it a bad risk. I never said peop-le were wrong. I just said that if you weigh the cost and benefit, it is not the best move. And I addressed the other point about throwing through above.

        • Drew

          Eh, bad risk in your opinion, with grit on third and Bard catching, I’m willing to say it could go either way. Like I said, I’m indifferent, but neither one way or the other was the right/wrong move.

          • Moshe Mandel

            That’s fair. So why can’t I find it crazy that people are asking that Joe be sent to an island over the move?

  • e mills

    well they’re def. not getting the game in tomorrow. So much for a quick turnaround

  • Tom Zig

    Positives to take away:

    Wang shows improvement against a pretty good offense

    I now have confidence in the bullpen (minus Tomko)

    Cano worked an 8 pitch at-bat (is that a career high?)

  • baseball

    if the nationals somehow take 2/3 from yankees then this team officially becomes a joke. cross your fingers and say your prayers tonight.

    • Tom Zig

      I mean I get down on the team, but seriously, this is too much.

      Lannan was dealing today

      • baseball

        Yeah, I would love a rotation with those three: Lannan, Nieve, and Martes.

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

        Psh, excuses.

        /mock outrage.

        Let’s actually give some credit to the damn pitcher. Believe it or not, guys can pitch well against the Yankees. It’s not an “excuse.”

      • e mills

        I disagree. The Yankee hitters allowed Lannan to work at his own pace. Anyone watching the game live saw that this guy was on the mound ready to throw etc etc when the hitter stepped in the box. Not often, maybe not at all, did I see a batter step out and try to break his rhythm. Too many early swings and GBs etc etc…they beat themselves (Girardi didn’t help either, they should come up with a hip flexor injury for him too, so he can go hang out with Valentine in the east somewhere and learn to manage)

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Whenever I see irrational comments like this, I sit back and thank the good lord that I’ve got my sanity. Also, what’s the difference between an official and an unofficial joke? Just for the record keeping.

    • Drew

      Why are you here? You obviously don’t like the Yankees.
      We will win, the game starts in about 15 hours. Another series won, another good showing.

      • baseball

        yeah okay miss cleo. you have other predictions you want to tell us about?

        • Drew

          It’s called being a Yankee (fan), you expect to win, you hope to win. You don’t look at it as a lost series at 1-1.

    • Zach

      how about if Yankees take 2/3 we never have to see you post here again?

      • baseball

        stop attacking my character.

        • Moshe Mandel

          Considering that we have never seen you before until the end of this loss, your character is pretty dubious.

          • baseball

            stop alienating me because i’m not a regular. do you know how many fans you’re alienating by doing this? i suggest you cut it out.

            • Moshe Mandel

              Alienating you? Please, dont copme here after a rough loss to be troll and stir things up, and then complain when you are called for it. Regulars have built up some goodwill in other threads.

              • Arod, all the time

                Psssst

                McDougal >>>>> Cano

              • baseball

                Just letting you know that I practice voodoo and later tonight I will plant a curse upon you. Good luck living a normal life.

                • pat

                  ^^^^This was so awesome.^^^^

        • VO

          What character, your comments so far have been flat out jokes.

          • baseball

            thanks for your input. i think you’re a joke also.

            • VO

              I didn’t call you a joke, I called you comments jokes. I don’t think anyone on this blog would disagree. Saying that Wang’s career is over because he gave up 3 whole runs, or that Cano has “a damaged brain” because he swung at a pretty good pitch.

  • hawkins44

    Boys, tonight’s thread is reading like a Red Sox Blog…. every one needs a glass of wine. Don’t punch your girlfriend/wives over this one… it sucks but it’s baseball.

    • BigBlueAL

      If this was a Red Sox blog, we’d be celebrating another victory. Yeah I said it!!!!

  • genius

    guys who’d you rather have:

    CC
    AJ
    Joba

    or

    Nieve
    Martes
    Lannan

    • Zach

      Nieve, Martes and Lannan. Obviously CC and AJ are just happy getting paid and Joba really wants to be the 8th inning guy

      • Drew

        Aj can’t even pitch, he belongs in Canada. Jobber is useless in the rotation. He’s a bull in a china shop.

  • Zach

    David Price is through 6IP!!
    oh shit 9 hits, 5 runs

  • Dela G

    we’ll get em tomorrow

    • e mills

      not if it’s raining all day

    • VO

      Perfectly said. It is such a luxury to have a team where you can say that and actually mean it. That game the Nationals just won is like their world series. This team is not a joke, they are actually a hell of a team and they don’t deserve ‘fans’ who get upset and all crazy over losing 1 game.

      • Dela G

        I def agree man, its not like we lost to a pushover team, and i think the yankees will respond in their next game

  • Dorian

    For anyone who wants to look, Steve Lombardi is a B-HUGHESER. He has a different look about him coming out of the bullpen I guess. FACE-PALM

  • Arod, all the time

    LOL

    That is all. Carry on.

    • Tom Zig

      what are you LOLing at?

      • pat

        sox fan/ awesome cool person.

  • Drew

    You know, I’m on these game threads about every night. I expect the wild trolls, negative nancies and positive posse’s. The one thing I find truly annoying is that while watching a ninth inning rally, people find a need to inject their negative views into a truly great baseball moment. Cano’s AB, he’s battling a guy that is spitting hot fire like Dylan, with movement, around the plate. Cano’s trying his best to tie the game, yet people have an urge to say something that is completely nonconstructive.
    Afterward, if you want to go buck wild, that’s fine, do what you do, but during the moment, drink it in, enjoy what your watching and hope for the best. It makes being a fan much more enjoyable both for you, and I.

    • Dorian

      Well said.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      IAWTP. That’s spot on.

    • baseball

      cano is suffering from a damaged brain. simple as that. it’s a birth defect that isn’t easy to recover from. he needs our collective prayers and maybe just maybe God will intervene.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        This is a bannable offense, right? Right? Please.

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

          If this is how BIG BOY, or whatever he’s calling himself tonight, wants to deal with a loss, that’s his call. Why anyone would say this, I’m not sure. But given the tone of his comments all night, something tells me that he has more pressing matters to deal with than baseball.

          • baseball

            so what if I sleep with my mother?

            • pat

              That makes two of us who sleep with ur mother.

              • baseball

                Uhm, yeah, that’s great to know…

      • Drew

        Ugh, moronic. GL with all that.

      • pat

        Wait you practice voodoo and beleive in God?

        does not compute.

        • sam

          Don’t feed the troll…

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

            But you ARE the troll. Admins see everything…and I HATE it when people change their commenting handles.

            • pat

              HAHAHAHAHHAHA so pathetic.

  • Wolf Williams

    You play not to lose, rather than play to win, and you usually lose.

    Not sending A-Rod was a failure on Girardi’s part. If this was his thinking, “If I send him, and he gets nailed, and Gardner gets stuck at third, and Cano grounds out…. then it was a mistake to send A-Rod…” then I don’t want this guy managing this team anymore.

    You lose with your strength, and the strong move here was forcing the Nats to make a play, either nailing A-Rod at second or nailing Gardner on a double steal attempt, or…. getting Cano to pop out or strike out with runners on second and third, take your pick. If the Nats execute, then tip your caps and say ‘Well done, boys.” But leaving your strength in place and never using it to force the issue is bad, bad, bad managing.

    Losses sting less when they are lost by aggressively trying to dictate a situation. But this Yankees team has not been a great situational hitting club, so it was lame of Girardi to expect Cano to come through there without offering up any scenario that utlizied the speed on the bases.

    Losing scared is pathetic. Call it cautious or prudent if you like, but I call it ‘scared.’ We died tonight with a few bullets still in the chamber. Inexcusable.

    • Moshe Mandel

      I really do not get your logic. If the odds go against a move, you want to force the issue anyhow? If Pena was at first, I might get your point.

      • Wolf Williams

        What makes you think the odds were against A-Rod getting to second safely?

        And sometimes you have to go against the odds…. playing the ‘odds’ is playing it safe, and I’d rather have an aggressive approach that occasionally throws the odds book out the window.

        Your ‘logic’ sounds like the old Taoist mantra ‘do nothing and nothing bad can happen to you.’ Seems like a wuss’s philosophy.

        • Drew

          You call me a wuss?
          seinfeld’d

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          I’d say Alex, at his current state, is probably a 65-75% basestealer. That means 25%-35 % of the time, he would get caught. That is certainly higher than Cano’s GIDP rate. Also, you said the team should go with its strength. With Alex on first, and Cano and Posada coming up, the strength there is letting those guys hit, rather than taking relatively poor chances with outs.

          • Wolf Williams

            Since even the best hitters fail 65% of the time, how is it ever a better choice to allow a batter to save the day than to allow a base stealer, when even the best catchers throw out only 30-40% of runners?

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

              Because the runner isn’t 100%.
              Because the tying run is on third with less than two outs. If Rodriguez runs into a tag and Gardner can’t go, it takes a hit to tie the game rather than hit into a sac fly.

              • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

                Exactly. Also, unless you double steal, all sending Alex does is keep you out of a DP. You still need the exact same thing you needed to tie the game anyhow- a Cano sac or Posada hit.

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

      Why does everyone assume it’s a good thing to send Rodriguez? It definitely wouldn’t have been a bad thing but at the same time, the dude is clearly not at full speed and he could’ve been running into an out, which is just as bad as the double play. Plus, as Moshe said, that ball was tailor made and they may be able to turn two on that as it is.

      • V

        I trust Cano’s bat control in that situation. All I know is that Cano hits a LOT OF GROUNDBALLS. I definitely send ARod there. Absolutely, 100%.

  • Wolf Williams

    You’re assuming all these bad outcomes…. again, scared thinking. If you don’t roll the dice out of fear of losing, then you lose anyway, what was gained?

    Why not push a bad team like the Nats? Why not make them execute on defense? Why allow a bad team to sit back and wait for a double play?

    No course of action was guaranteed to get a win here, but Girardi did not utilize all the assets he had at his disposal.

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

      Aggressive baseball is not always good/smart baseball. Rodriguez isn’t 100%, the Nats could cut the ball off and get Gardner at the plate…the tying run was at third with less than two outs. There isn’t much of a need to run there, especially if the runner at first isn’t going to be at top speed.

  • BigBlueAL

    Sending ARod before a 3-2 count is a tough call to make. Although for everyone saying he cant steal yet and stuff, he is 2 for 2 in SB’s and both have come this month. Actually in the past 10 games.

    So im not sure if it was that big a risk, especially considering ARod has always been a very efficient base stealer throughout his career. But again it wasnt an automatic send by any means. Although I personally once Cano got to 2 strikes wouldve sent him because by that point he is just trying to make contact and not just trying to lift a ball to the outfield.

    But the game was not lost in that at-bat, it was lost all the innings before of hitting like shit and sleep-walking through the game.

    • baseball

      agree with you. it was lost because the hitters sleepwalked for 8 innings. yeah, some will give credit to the pitcher but c’mon 2 HITS!? that’s terrible!!!

  • Wolf Williams

    Differences of philosophy is what we’re really talking about….. some are aggressive, some are not. I would take my chances with A-Rod more likely to steal than Cano more likely to get a hit.

    And you could even tell A-Rod to bust up the receiver at second to make sure Gardner had a decent shot at going home.

    Again, just differences of philosophy.

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

      No, I think it’s just risk management. With the tying run on third and less than two outs, I don’t think it’s worth the risk of a CS to “make the defense work” or whatever.

      • pat

        Yes, but a CS = tie game. SB = a lot less of a chance that GB is a DP.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          It is far from CS= tie game. Gardner cant go until the ball passes the pitchers mound to second base. I’m not so sure he goes in that situation. Quite frankly, I have never seen a double steal with a steal of home in that situation in all my years watching baseball. Has anyone else?

          • Drew

            CS does = Tie game. No way you tag Al and throw home to beat grit at the plate. Maybe throw to second throw home and beat him, but no way they apply a tag and throw home to get an out there.

            • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

              Right, I misspoke. However, sending Gardner likely means no play at second and a play at the plate, so you just shift the risk. If the ball gets cut off, Gardner is likely in trouble.

              • Drew

                Word, like I said earlier, it could go either way. If Robbie is able to lift one to left we might be still playing. We couldn’t get it, it’s all good, we play in about 13 hours.

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

            It never happens, maybe once a season total, counting all 30 teams.

            If people are going to say they lost the game because they didn’t try a fancy double steal of home, then I don’t know what to say. I don’t know how in the world anyone could assume that works.

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

              Because it’s aggressive and gutsy and ballsy and that’s always good. Always.

            • pat

              Is it still technically a double steal if you’re perfectly willing to let the 2nd guy get thrown out? Eh whatever.

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

            You know where that play works? The Cal Ripken League I do games for.

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

          That’s assuming Gardner goes on the throw down to second, which he may not be able to do.

          Whatever, shit didn’t happen and they lost. Goddammit!

        • pat

          Eh i guess it can go wither way. Nothing is absolute.

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

            Mo and Melvin’s dominance is absolute.

            • pat

              Amen.

  • thebusiness

    Girardi is bad at his job.

    Wolf Williams summed it up.

    • Drew

      Word, same with Torre. Oh wait, he has the best record in baseball. I’m so sick of armchair managers and GM’s. Let’s just fire everyone until our manager goes 80-0 in the first half.

  • donttradecano

    Anybody know what the deal is with the Audi club? Theres always passes for cheap, and i read its an all you can eat buffet but is that with every pass or just the full season?

    i figured buy cheap day of game tickets and $20 for the audi pass may be worth it, but does anyone know what the deal is?