• Drew

    It would suck to have had tickets to this game!

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

      Tell me about it. $120 down the tubes.

      • Brendan

        I waited until 5PM and then left. As soon as I hit the bridge I hear Mike Francesa say they are taking the tarp off. I am so angry.

        • Drew

          Word, that’s the problem with LONG rain delays. It’s cool if your sitting home watching on tv but it’s the ticket holder that loses.

    • A.D.

      Only they let everyone move up to the nicer seats, so it’d be money to have upper deck seats to this game.

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

    Oh, forgot to mention, +1 to whoever recommended Arrogant Bastard to me. That beer has some bite. Much more than the Magic Hat IPA I’m drinking now.

    • yankw

      magic hat lucky cat is weak try smuttynose IPA very good quality

    • Tom Zig

      ever have Delirium tremens?

      or

      SweetWater 420 pale ale?

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

        Delirium yes. Usually get it at this Belgian place down in Chelsea.

        No on SweetWater. Though it sounds right up my alley.

        • A.D.

          Sweetwater is only in the south to my knowledge

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

    Yo Congressman:

    On the off chance that you read this: Binney Park is flooded like woah.

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Crazy. I definitely don’t miss navigating those streets, with all the downed trees and branches, during or after a big storm.

  • http://161stStreet.wordpress.com Chris A

    Every fan who stayed should get a complementary seat from the old stadium.

  • Drew

    And…. It’s raining.

  • Bleaks

    I wonder if they’ll let anyone that’s actually at the game go down and sit as close to the field as possible? Probably not.

    • Charlie

      They don’t really let you, but i did it when i was at a rainy game in May. You can sneak down there pretty easily

      • Bleaks

        They should encourage everyone to tonight. At least the team would hear a little noise.

        • Bleaks

          Nice, that’s exactly what they are doing!!!!!

  • Drew

    Why give my boy off if you’ve already got a weakened lineup.

    • andrew

      Assuming “your boy” is Posada, day game after a night game. Although it ended up being a night game after a night game, I’m guessing GIrardi decided to stick with his original line up.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        His boy is Melky.

        • Drew

          heh. beat me to it. You know what’s up

      • Drew

        my boy is melky.

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

    WOW! GREAT PLAY!

    I <3 Nick Johnson being slow.

  • Drew

    It is so cool having good defense.

  • Bleaks

    wow is Nick Johnson slow.

  • pat

    No fair, with the stadium being this empty its like a home game for the nats.

    • VO

      IETC

  • Lily

    after this long wait joba better pitch a good game and im hoping the yanks win

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Why not just bat Gardner Cervelli and Pena 1, 2, 3? That way all the worst hitters can get the most at bats.

    (apologies if this was covered already. I’m pretty lazy to have checked)

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

    Whew. Thought that was gone.

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

    Wow, I thought that was gone. Joba left it right over the plate.

  • e mills

    ughhh….the Nats announcers are THE worst. I’m about to watch on mlb.tv rather than on my television

    • Ivan

      It’s hard to a homer when your team sucks so badly.

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

    That’s Cervelli, Mike.

  • BigBlueAL

    Someone tell Joba the game has started. All 4 batter have absolutely killed the ball.

  • Charlie

    shit, bad start for joba. He’s throwin it all over the place

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

    Just missed his spot and Dunn made him regret it.

  • Lily

    wow imagine that double play hadn’t been made and once again joba struggles what else is new

    • e mills

      it would be new that he struggles…3 runs/start isn’t struggling. He may have to battle, but struggle, I dunno about that

    • pat

      wow imagine he struck everybody out, that would be awesome

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Once again you’re here complaining. what else is new

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW thanks ump!!!!

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

    The last two pitches of the inning were the best. The strike one slider to Dunn was good, too. Everything else…not so much.

  • Charlie

    goddamn, we better score fast & often tonight

  • pat

    Holy shit they let everybody move down!

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Give the pleebs a bone! (Seriously, pretty cool of them)

  • Charlie

    where’s melky?

    • Drew

      day off.

  • Ivan

    Im pretty confident that the offense will score more than 2 runs tonight.

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

    Is there a single game where these two yokels don’t talk about their damn colleges?

  • Charlie

    YEA Grit. We gotta pound this guy

  • Lanny

    Why isn’t it being discussed about Joba’s diminished stuff?

    He is clearly not the same pitcher as the last 2 years.

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

      The last pitch of the inning was 94 on the outside corner. Calm down.

      • Zach

        but it wasnt 99

    • Charlie

      I’m not sure if this is a joke or not

    • Charlie

      joba’s stuff? are you kidding me? He’s got a mid 90s fastball with a nasty as hell slider, a work in progress change & curve. Do you consider that diminished stuff? He doesn’t have to throw 98 to get hitters out.

  • dkidd

    have we won a game this year that was played in the rain?

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

    Nice play to cut that off by Hernandez.

  • Charlie

    Not a good 2-0 pitch to swing at, Damon

  • Tony

    Nothing Melky is doing right now makes up for the speed/range disadvantage he has vs. Gardner. They have near-identical split stats.

  • pat

    STOP LOOKING AT STRIKE ONE DOWN THE MIDDLE

  • RunnerS122

    I’m trying what has happened to patience of the hitters the last night and now tonight?

  • Tampa Yankee

    If ARod takes a walk here he is being selfish and letting down the team by not driving in the run from second.

    • Tampa Yankee

      Glad he didn’t walk and pass the buck.

      I’m joking by the way

  • e mills

    quick question…since A-Rod’s return, there hasn’t been much talk about the 2nd surgery A-Rod may or may not have to get at the end of the season…any word/thoughts?

  • dkidd

    flaherty loves lamp

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

    Alex, what are you chasing? Come on, man.

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      ARod needs a day off and then dropped in the order for the short term.

      • Zach

        yeah move him to 8th

  • Drew

    Al will tag that shit in his next AB. Write that shit down.

  • VO

    A-Rod just wanted to prove they could have played the US Open today.

  • Lanny

    So Wang gets a pass for being historically bad but A-Rod gets boo’d? Makes sense.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      3 ER in 5 innings yesterday for him isn’t bad at all. Considering that 1 of those runs shouldn’t exist.

    • Charlie

      Neither should get booed, but you gotta feel for Wang even though he sucks, people will always boo arod first for obvious reasons.

    • pat

      Nothing asshole yankee fans do makes sense.

  • Lily

    it will be very very sad if the yankees do lose this game.

  • BigBlueAL

    You cant help but just laugh at ARod right now.

  • tampayankee

    Time to bench A-Wad
    Clueless Joe does not have the guts to do it.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LOLOLOLOL.
      Even Lanny is making more sense that you.

  • Jamal G.

    I love ARod’s aggressiveness there. No walks for that guy!

    • BigBlueAL

      IETC

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

      Jim Rice approves of this comment.

  • Charlie

    God A-rod is sucking. He’s whiffing at mediocre fastballs in the dirt. Can you please snap out of it already? Or do we need to call Yuri?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Because getting out of slumps can be fixed in a snap.

  • e mills

    Can’t wait to watch CC jack a homer in FL

  • e mills

    LOL Cervelli

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

    Hahaha, that dive is second only to Joba’s.

  • Drew

    lol at jorgie

  • dkidd

    eric byrnes approves of that unnecessary dive

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

    Jorge why are you laughing? Baseball is serious business.

  • VO

    Posada should be fined, laughing that Busch League.

  • dkidd

    god damn cano is smooth

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

    Good inning.

  • ARX

    Thanks for helping keep Joba’s pitch count down Nats! Appreciated :-)

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

    Is it just me or does the song in the Dell ad have the most non-sensical lyrics ever?

    • dkidd

      fun song, though

  • YankeeScribe

    Cervelli’s defense > Matsui’s bat

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Your dislike of Matsui is obvious =/
      Cervelli’s OPS: .644
      Matsui’s OPS: .822

      I’m going to doubt one great play is going to chance all that. Seriously.

    • YankeeScribe

      I freakin love Matsui but you should atleast admit two things:

      1 – Matsui’s old and WAYYY slower with his legs and his bat these days

      2 – Catching and playing solid D for 27 outs has more value than going to the plate for 4 AB’s and only OPSing .800

  • dkidd

    does anyone know what song that is in the dell ad?

  • Drew

    Fuckin guy is a yankee killer!

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

    Good defensive game for Hernandez thus far.

  • Yankee1010

    I like the way they’re working the counts again. No reason to let the Nats get into their bullpen. Let’s keep on hacking at a crappy starter they’ve never seen before. We all know that approach works well.

  • Lily

    nice play by robbie and now hernandez and wow where is the patience from the hitters? at this rate we are going to lose again and to the fkng nationals

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

      It’s the third inning.

    • e mills

      yep it’s the bottom of the 9th already w/ 2 outs and Gardner down 0-2

  • Drew

    19 pitches thru 2? wtf

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

    Stop chasing below the knees, guys.

  • BigBlueAL

    5-pitch inning. Nice.

  • dkidd

    next week, what will the yankees instruct wang to do at the plate. stand there and don’t swing?

    • thurdonpaul

      they should tell him to strike out on purpose

  • RunnerS122

    That was a 5 pitch inning. Just standing there and not moving takes at least 9 pitches. These hitters should have 5 pitch at bats, not 5 pitch innings

  • Zach

    Dontrelle Willis is back on DL with “Recurring anxiety disorder”

    • Drew

      Wanger can be DL’d for Loud Annoying Baby syndrome.

    • Ivan

      He’s afraid to get his ass whiped by the hitters?

  • Jamal G.

    Joba Chamberlain has recorded the past four outs on seven pitches.

  • Drew

    close play

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

    Yo, Ramiro, charge that shit a little harder.

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

      And you atoned for it. Good job, Ramiro.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Home plate umpire had Guzman out on that single.

  • dkidd

    nice play by pena

  • Drew

    Who you fuckin wit!!?? Ramiro making up for yesterdays blunder!

  • pat

    Siiick throw.

  • e mills

    to the bullpen!

  • Yankee1010

    It’s funny that Jorge gets ridiculed for his defense and his inability to throw out runners. However, the play that Pena made on that throw by Cervelli was much harder than the ball he missed on Posada’s throw last night. However, it goes down as Posada giving up a stolen base and Cervelli catching a runner.

    I know it’s a ridiculously small sample.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      It literally cannot get any smaller.

      • Yankee1010

        I know. I wasn’t saying that it wasn’t.

  • pat

    Cervelli-pena-gardner.. the stuff dreams are made of.

    • Stephen

      Cervelli-pena-gardner.. the stuff dreams nightmares are made of.

  • dkidd

    do the rockies have a shot at the wild card?

  • Adam

    its so strange how his fastball velocity is down to 90-91 when he still tosses 86 mph breaking balls

  • Jake H

    Why do terrible pitchers dominate the Yanks?

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

    Tony Pena is is so intimidating.

  • Yankee1010

    Take. A. Pitch. They have trouble with pitchers that they never see. Perhaps seeing a few pitches would help.

  • Stephen

    8 pitches, are you serious? Joba undeniably sucks and has terrible stuff.

    /sarcasm

  • e mills

    according to MASN this is Ramior Peen-ya

    • e mills

      anyone else think Joba would have a sweet silhouette the way he stands before he pitches?

  • Lily

    wow this is getting riddiculous

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

      IT’S. THE. THIRD. INNING.

      • Lily

        ye and their pitcher has thrown a total of 22 pitches riddiculous

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

          It’s a one run game. If you think the Yankees can’t get one run, well, then you’re delusional.

      • Yankee1010

        Understandable. But, the Nats have one of the worst pens you could dream of. Going up and continually swinging right away just means that there is less of a need for them to be used. Plus, the Yanks struggle against guys they’ve never seen before and admit to this. Perhaps a way to get a better feel for him would be to actually take a look at some of his pitches instead of going up and hacking like dinner is getting cold.

  • Charlie

    it’s good to see our offense is putting in a lot of effort. We may be slumping, but at least we are working the count well..

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

    Or, Michael, they realize that these guys probably aren’t going to get much better and there’s no real growth being hindered by not playing them every day.

    • Yankee1010

      Yeah, that’s really the issue. It’s not like they’re high ceiling guys. They pretty much are what they are now.

    • Drew

      Eh, too young to say. I’ve been of the opinion that Ramiro should be working on hitting in AAA.

  • Charlie

    is it that FUCKING HARD to TAKE A PITCH????????????????? What the FUCK ARE THEY DOING?

    • Zach

      dont yell at our SS and C of the future!!1!

  • Charlie

    Thank you gardner

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    This team could be facing Tits McGee and they would only have one hit after 3 innings. Incredible.

  • Drew

    I’m almost siding towards a damon gard melk OF.

    • Lanny

      That’s the way it should be. Defensively its the best and Gardner gives the lineup an extra dimension it hasn’t had in years.

      Swisher and Matsui can platoon at DH.

  • Dominik

    First Brett Gardner / Homer Bush comparison of the night by John Flaherty. Seriously, we get it.

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

    Homer Bush stole a grand total of seven bases for the Yankees.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      i forgot about his second stint. Andy = Fail.

  • Lily

    wow through 3 innings this kid has thrown 22 pitches

    • Zach

      28 pitches

    • Charlie

      ur off by 6, nice try though

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      It feels like 10.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Homer Bush stole six bases as a Yankee and caught stealing 3 times.

    This has been another “Yankee Greats of the 90’s” brought to you by Whimsical Memories.

    • dkidd

      it’s taken 11 years, but homer bush has somehow retroactively transformed into a super sub

      • Dominik

        Honest to Christ, Flaherty makes the same point about Homer Bush every… single… night. It’s beyond ridiculous at this point. It’s like clockwork.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I can’t wait to tell my kids about “Super, Terrific, Happy Fun Time Hideki Irabu”. One-fifth of the rotation of The Greatest Team Of All Time

        • dkidd

          don’t forget to tell them about the glory that was clay bellinger

          • BigBlueAL

            Dont forget to tell them they won 4 WS in 5 years and would wipe the floor with the current Yankees team.

            • Andy In Sunny Daytona

              You got it Al.

    • Stephen

      I stupidly didn’t believe you. Faulty memory is a hell of a thing eh?

  • John

    Double play…

  • A.D.

    Don’t look now but BG has his numbers in the serviceable dept

    • Drew

      .28 is more than serviceable with his speed. That said, Melk should be in the lineup. Mr. Blunder may have to sit to get my ideal lineup out there.

  • John

    Cmon Jobber finish em off…1-2 to begin with on Dunn then walks him

  • Lanny

    The offense really came to play these 3 games. Maybe they should have called this game. They got a flight to catch?

    • Drew

      lol. I saw this bridge with your name on it.
      Guess how long baseball games are.

    • DCR

      Its going to be hard for me to take the Yankees seriously if they somehow manage to lose two of three from Washington.

  • John

    that ball three to harris was almost right down the middle on gameday

    • whozat

      That second pitch…also down the middle.

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

    Okay I get that Joba’s gonna walk some people but it just annoys the fuck out of me when he doesn’t go right after dudes who don’t have much power.

  • BigBlueAL

    Might be the 1st time in his career Willie Harris has been walked on 4 pitches.

    • whozat

      Well, it’d help if the ump called strikes strikes instead of calling them balls.

  • Drew

    Right doen the fuckin middle!

  • John

    ball 1 to nieves was a strike too!

  • BigBlueAL

    This ump’s strike zone is all over the place.

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

    Juuuuuuust a bit outside. Come on, Joba. Get this 0-26 starting mother fucker. Remember that shit?

  • Dela G

    an this ump sucks tonight

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

    I love Joba’s slider as much as Joba does but against Wil Nieves, he’s gotta throw a fastball.

    • Zach

      no blame for cervelli?

  • Ivan

    You cannot walk Nieves.

  • whozat

    ok, those last two pitches were idiotic.

  • YankeeScribe

    ugh

  • BigBlueAL

    Joba, you have got to be fucking kidding me.

  • pc69

    Looks like after the long rain delay, the offense left for Florida.

    this Nationals team has some great starting pitching..Second night in a row the Yanks are being 1 hit.

  • Teix is the man

    Dear Joba,
    Please don’t walk in any more runs. Thanks.

  • A.D.

    Nothing like handing the Nationals a run

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Is Joba serious? This is a joke but its not funny.

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

    You have got to be fucking kidding. I don’t mind walks to Johnson and Dunn and the like but I cannot stand walks to Willie Harris and Wil Nieves.

    • whozat

      Seriously. Someone needs to chew him the fuck out. Those sliders way off the plate to Wil Nieves were completely unacceptable. The ump is missing a bunch of pitches, but come ON.

  • Larry

    I’M SICK OF THESE INEFFICIENT STARTS BY JOBA! HE’S AN 8TH INNING PITCHER, NOT A STARTER! PUT HIM IN THE BULLPEN! HE’S OUT OF CONTROL. THE YANKEES HAVE RUINED THE BEST SETUP MAN IN BASEBALL! FIRE EILAND, FIRE POSADA, FIRE CERVELI, FIRE GIRARDI!

    • Andrew

      Shut up!

    • Andrew

      Walks and inefficency are killing this pitching staff as a whole. Not just Joba. I don’t what gives here but Eiland probably needs to look in the mirror.

      • whozat

        Yeah, he probably tells the pitching staff to waste lots of pitches. I bet his philosophy is “Ball one…ball two…and then hope they miss when you throw it right down the pipe.”

        It couldn’t be that Burnett has ALWAYS had poor control? It couldn’t be that Pettitte has ADMITTED that he’s afraid to throw strikes because he believes he’ll give up home runs? It couldn’t be because Joba’s young and stupid and keeps wanting to get cute with his slider instead of going after people? It couldn’t be because Wang seems to be incapable of repeating his delivery?
        Nah. It’s probably that Dave Eiland needs to look in the mirror.

    • Yankee1010

      No.

  • Dela G

    unbelievable

  • Andrew

    What is Joba doing?!!!

  • John

    gotta be kidding me Joba…finish them off man

  • DCR

    What are the Yankees paying Dave Eiland to do?

    • Zach

      Hughes/Joba pitches bad blame Eiland.
      CC/AJ pitches bad blame Posada
      Andy/Wang pitches bad blame Andy/Wang

      • e mills

        personally, I blame Eiland for Wang

        • Lanny

          I’m sure Eiland throwing him under the bus after the Boston game went over well in the clubhouse.

      • DCR

        You can take this crap and apply it to one of the irrational people who post here. I have never blamed Posada for anything and think Pettitte is pitching hurt. Its still upsetting me that Eiland hasn’t been able to get through to Joba, Wang, or Hughes this year.

    • whozat

      That. Go out and tell Joba to throw his fucking fastball.

      Can we at least put to rest the meme that Joba’s getting cute with his slider is Posada’s fault?

  • Bleaks

    What is his problem with challenging the #9 hitter with a fastball in a 2-2 count so you dont have to risk the walk? Unbelievable.

  • Andrew

    Walks are killing this pitching staff. Walk to Nieves? Really?

  • pc69

    33 of 57 pitches for strikes. Not bad.

    Still can’t put hitters away. Maybe there is something to the park theory.

    • Brandon

      The park probably has a lot to do with walking batters.

      • Lanny

        Why would the park play into anything about putting away hitters?

        • pc69

          because the park sucks for pitchers . Anything that gets in the air is a potential HR. Look at Cano’s from last night. so pitchers are afraid to make a mistake = more walks because they are out of the zone.

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

            I understand that but walks to Willie Harris on 4 pitches and walks to Wil Nieves are just unacceptable. They’re not threats to hit it out of my front yard.

      • Andrew

        You’re probably right. But still, throw some freaking strikes!

      • Yankee1010

        Doesn’t seem to be a problem for Stammen.

  • Drew

    If the offense could EVER get Joba a decent lead he’d be much more efficient. The dude never is given a fucking lead. That’s why he has so few decisions in his young career. It’s unbelievable.

    • dkidd

      joba does seem like a different pitcher when he has a lead

    • Dave

      Its hard when the Nationals starters are all future hall of famers…

    • Lanny

      Thats the best excuse I’ve heard. “Hey guys score 10 runs so it makes it easier”. Really? You know some games are going to be a grind. He has to learn how to pitch. What pitcher gets 8 runs a game in run support and is on cruise control all game?

      And he’d get more wins if he could last more than 5 innings.

      • Andrew

        Dude shut up. Joba usually makes it through six.

      • Drew

        decent lead jack ass. not 10 runs. how about 3? Go root for your team and leave us alone.

    • DCR

      Now its the offenses fault? Good god.

      • Drew

        lol. whatever man. Have you ever watched Joba? He rarely has a lead.

  • Yankee1010

    Walking Hernandez and Nieves, really? Ouch. Let them hit a ball to beat you.

    • Yankee1010

      Sorry, Harris and Nieves. Mantle and Maris they are not.

  • Teix is the man

    Mike Francesa must be sipping his diet coke in pleasure, wondering why nobody in the yankee organization listens to him lol

    • Zach

      yeah 2 runs through 4 ip is horrible

      • whozat

        And 60 pitches in four innings? So inefficient!

        • Andrew

          But you can’t be walking guys Nieves. That’s the sad part and what can equate to inefficency.

      • Teix is the man

        Relax man, I just thought the imagery was humorous…Jeez

      • Andy Stankiewicz

        Averages to be about 4 in 8 innings. That is nothing to be proud of.

        • Zach

          as a 23yr old starter? because tim lincecum had a 4.00 in his first 24 starts

      • Teix is the man

        Relax asswipe, I was kidding

    • Dela G

      don’t get me started on fatcessa

  • Lanny

    Another solid 5 innings from Joba.

    There will come a time where someone has to pay for all the walks and thats usually the pitching coach.

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

      How is it Dave Eiland’s fault that Joba threw a bunch of sliders low and away to Wil Nieves?

  • John

    He was on pace to go 8 and now will have to be efficient to get to 6

    • whozat

      Nope. 20 pitches per inning would put him at 102 pitches in 6 innings. That’s not efficient at all. Average efficiency would put him at 7 innings with 105 pitches or so.

      • John

        I know but I leave a LOT of room for error considering Jobber’s las inning.

        • Bleaks

          He’s averaging about 15.5 pitches per inning right now, not 20. He should be on pace to go 7 without a problem, barring another 30 pitch inning.

  • Ivan

    Man, the only pitchers on this team that throws consistent strikes, are CC, Mo, and Hughes.

    • Ivan

      And Aceves.

  • John

    Please offense score!!! make me forget that bases-loaded walk to .297 OBP Nieves

  • Drew

    HR please

  • Lily

    this team is hard to watch , its actually embarrassing tp watch. joba is not a starter , ye hes going to give you one really good start ( @ cleveland) three times a year. if the yankees want to win put joba back in the penn and get this offense to take pitches rather than swing at the first thing they see

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

      If it’s embarrassing to you, stop watching the games.

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

      Oh and, who would you replace Joba in the rotation with?

      • Andy Stankiewicz

        Pedro? LOL.

      • DCR

        I don’t want to take Joba out of the rotation but this is a silly question. Hughes would replace Joba.

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

          I don’t want it either. And Hughes is a downgrade from Joba.

          • BklynJT

            Something must be up with Joba. The guy’s velocity is so inconsistent. And if he’s only throwing 91-92 as a starter, I don’t think he is better than Hughes.

    • Andrew

      What the hell are you talking about? Joba’s Era is not too high. In fact, for a 23 year old starter with 24 starts, it’s pretty damn good. Enough of this, “Joba can’t be a starter bullshit”.

      • Lanny

        His WHIP is awful. Way too many base runners. That ERA will only rise.

        He’s pitching himself back into the pen at this rate. Can’t have a SP give 5 innings every 5th day.

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

          150 innings of average pitching >>> 70-80 innings of lights out pitching.

          • BklynJT

            Eh…I’m not sure I agree with that. If your talking about replacement level pitching, that shit is a dime a dozen, especially if its only for 5 innings.

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

              Both Joe Blanton and Jamie Moyer had higher WAR totals than Brad Lidge last year. Andy Pettitte had a higher WAR than Mo last year.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I don’t know why you watch. All you do is complain. Oh maybe that’s why.

      • Lily

        we’re fans just voicing our frustration. theres nothing wrong with that, its normal

  • John

    Cmon Robbie

    • whozat

      That was another horrendous inning. ARod swinging at the first pitch, Robbie going WAAAAY outside the strike zone on a 3-1 count?

      This game is a disgrace. Yesterday not as bad, but today they just look awful out there.

  • Dela G

    Hey if your MLB.tv just went out, logout and log back in, and it will work again

  • Dela G

    man alex looks like he’ll never get a hit again…

  • dkidd

    come on robbie!

  • DGeezy

    maybe we can send arod to ortizs eye doctor

  • Lanny

    Cano’s OBP is an embarrassment.

    Imagine if he was hitting .280? It would be under 300.

    What pitcher would ever throw him a strike?

    • whozat

      “Cano’s OBP is an embarrassment. league average”

      fixed that for you.

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

      Imagine if he were hitting .380? It would be over .400!

      I can play the “Imagine if” game too.

  • John

    Idk why we struggle with these pitchers we’ve never seen before…could it be we underestimate them?

    I mean cmon its the Nationals, they suck because of their pitching.

    Goddamn it Robbie, you were ahead 3-1 and hack at a horrible pitch.

  • pc69

    Offensively, this team is on their period.

    They are not hitting well, relying on the HR too much, not taking pitches, just a mental clusterfuck during AB’s.

    Just magnified when they play a shithole team like the Nationals – a team made up of players no one wants.

    • Teix is the man

      i would take Zimmerman if they asked me to!

      • pc69

        Might be the only one but don’t for get he plays in the NL.

        • Teix is the man

          Ahh, good point, i’d problably still take him

  • ken

    Sickening. Un-f’n-believable.

  • J

    the yankees have been playing really poorly since they got off that nice streak a few weeks back. what the hell is going on?

  • Dave

    Maybe Girardi needs to go absolutely bezerk on them. Or maybe flip out at the ump and get tossed.

    • J

      the team always seems to go on a good run whenever girardi gets tossed… the yanks definitely need some fire in them… they’re playing with such little effort

      • Dave

        I dont think its effort, could they possibly be underestimating them? Getting eaten alive by a no name pitcher and losing to the worst team in the league would fire me up but, i don’t know. Its just sad.

  • John

    It seems to me that whenever Alex slumps, the team slumps for the most part too. Now, Im probably wrong because it could I just remember it when both struggle. I’ve noticed for a couple of years now.

    • J

      when your cleanup batter is hitting at a tick above replacement level… then yeah, the team is going to struggle. it’s not alex, its the fact we’re getting poor production at the four hole.

  • John

    Jobber struggling a lot to put hitters away

  • pc69

    Just got an email from my friends, big letters:

    YOUR YANKEES SUCK AND CAN’T EVEN BEAT THE NATIONALS. HOW PATHETIC.

    So nice, 5 innings in and the Yankees are already causing grief.

  • NYQ

    Is this really happening? Are we really getting their asses handed to them by the NATS. THE WORST TEAM IS BASEBALL NATS. THE WE HAVE NO PITCHING NATS. WTF

  • Larry

    My God Joba needs to go to the bullpen. Forget about Wang, he piched well last night. Hughes should replace Joba in the rotation. And fire Girardi already. The team has given up on him.

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

      Joba is a better starter than Phil Hughes.

      • NYQ

        ARE YOU KIDDING Hughes is way better than Joba.

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

          No, no he isn’t.

          • NYQ

            Well Joba is definitely helping your argument now.

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

              Oh I forgot. Yankee pitchers aren’t allowed to have bad games, especially when they’re under 25. They should be Roy Halladay and Johan Santana put together every single time they touch the mound and if not, put ’em in the bullpen.

            • Drew

              Do you know what Phil’s ERA is? Joba will pitch the 6th and leave with a QS.

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

                Joba also has a slightly better FIP.

      • Lily

        what? your nuts to think that! joba has better stuff but hughes is a better starter than he is.

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

          No, I’m not. Go look on Joba’s B-R page and look at his stats as a starter.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nick Johnson’s mustache has got to go.

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

      This is a fact.

  • Drew

    Joba: 8 decisions in 24 starts. If a starter only gets a decision 33.3% of the time you would have to make 45 starts and win every decision to win 15 games. Joba doesn’t give much length, but he’s better than 8 w’s. this O doesn’t show up for him generally.

    • Drew

      * 8 decisions not wins, it’s only 6 wins.

    • DCR

      This is the dumbest excuse for Joba pitching poorly I have ever seen.

      • Drew

        Genius. I’m not making excuses. I’m making a general observation. Joba is not pitching poorly. 3.8 era coming into today. He’ll end with a quality start today. What is hard to comprehend about a general observation?

    • Lily

      he doesnive them a chance he always puts them in a hole and they have to rally back

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

        You’re very wrong about this, actually. Joba has allowed more than three earned runs all of TWO TIMES this season.

    • Zach

      and 8 out of his 24 career starts he didnt go 5 innings so he couldnt get a decision even if they scored 20 runs for him

      • Drew

        yeah word, I hear that. At the same time, if the team was up, he may have had a longer leash to be able to finish 5.

        • Zach

          You have a point, but in fairness i think 2 of those <5 starts was back when they were building him up and had Geise backing him up, 1 was the texas game in which he got hurt, and 1 was the Baltimore game with getting hit in the knee.

          Regardless tired of seeing 4, 4.2, or 5.1, i know hes a strike out pitcher so he has a high pitch count but at the same time it seems like he wastes alot of pitches. 0-2 and throw 3 sliders in the dirt.

  • ken

    If they lose this game then the Boss would have fired Girardi.

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I’m sorry, but I loathe comments like this.

      Way back when George was in charge completely, the Yankees sucked. So yeah, back then, Girardi would probably be gone already or soon enough. But the Yankees were bad when George had full control over decisions like that.

      In addition, I don’t even think your statement is true. Let’s say sometime in the mid-late 90s George reasserted something close to the amount of control he exerted before his suspension (he was the owner, but he no longer exerted the kind of control he did prior to his suspension). How many managers did he fire during that period? None.

      • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I don’t like my comment (above)… Here’s the concise version: Back when George made decisions like that, the Yankees were bad and George was a liability. But he hasn’t made decisions like that in over a decade anyway, so it’s a moot point.

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

    Oof, bad pitch.

  • Larry

    Well that’s it. Game’s over. Joba blew it for us. The offense will never get 3 runs off of these guys.

    • Teix is the man

      you’re an asswipe

      • Drew

        worse than that.

    • NYQ

      You are right how can we score against a team with an ERA over 5.5? I mean if it was over 10 maybe, but the NATS have the team pitching in baseball!

  • YankeeScribe

    Joba sucks tonite

    • NYQ

      That has been a trend recently.

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

    Joba got the Wangitis. I’m done with this game…..

  • crawdaddy

    The media, certain Yankee fans and even Joba can’t blame Posada for his performance today.

  • Teix is the man

    wow….

  • Ivan

    I’ll be honest, Im quite dissapointed by Joba so far in this game.

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

      He’s made some bad pitches to good hitters and they’ve made him pay for it.

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

        Oh god stop making freaking excuse for the Yankees. Will Neives is not a good hitter. The Dunn and Zimmerman I can forgive but the walks are death by papercut.

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

          I’m talking about the hits he’s given up. Earlier, I expressed a shitton of frustration about walking Nieves and Harris. That’s absolutely inexcusable.

      • Ivan

        You can’t walk Wil Nieves or Willie Harris. I understand he’s young and he’s gonna make some mistakes on inexperience but I really thought he would pitch with some conviction and at times he hasn’t.

  • RunnerS122

    Okay, The yankees are down three. The game must be over, they haven’t scored 7 runs in the 8th or 9 runs in a inning this year. Oh wait…

  • Drew

    If this was 3-3 right now we’d be saying Joba is grinding.

    • Teix is the man

      amen

    • Smitt Dog

      Voice of reason, thank you…

  • Dave

    You know, I’m pretty sure Flaherty is the most depressing YES announcer.

    • thurdonpaul

      flaherty is f in annoying, i thought i didnt like leiter, but he is a much better announcer then flash

  • BigBlueAL

    Flaherty and Kay are letting Joba have it.

    • e mills

      what are they saying?

      • Dave

        Flaherty brought up the “if he goes to the pen, the velocity may come back…”

        • BklynJT

          Something is wrong with Joba’s velocity, and I highly doubt it’s because he’s holding back as a starter. There have been times when he’s throwing mid 90’s as a starter, and then times when he’s throwing craptastic 91 which just isn’t good enough for us spoiled fans. Is it mechanics? An injury?

  • Teix is the man

    Flaherty….JOBA IS NOT GOING TO THE PEN!!!!

  • Slu

    I don’t get it. Joba is only pitching OK, but the offense should be ashamed of themselves for the performances they have put up against this pitching staff. These guys are below replacement level players. It is unbelievable.

    • Zach

      john lannan was not a below replacement level pitcher

      • Slu

        Maybe not, but the rest of the staff is. And the main point I was trying to make is that Joba is not the problem here.

  • dkidd

    let’s score some $%^#%^&^%$& runs, please

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

      Only because you asked politely.

    • NYQ

      It not going to happen.

  • Ed

    Joba needs to be in pen

    • Teix is the man

      fuck you

    • Teix is the man

      fuck you

      • pat

        easy there partner.

    • Smitt Dog

      Here’s an idea Ed, go kill youself?

      • Teix is the man

        too much

        • Smitt Dog

          Yeah, I might have crossed the line there. My bad. Ed, just mildly hurt yourself. Just like a flesh wound or something. Thanks!

  • dkidd

    rain + yankees looking flat + grim ass anti-smoking commercials between every inning = depression

  • Drew

    AP should be in the pen.
    AJ should be in the pen.
    Wang should be in the pen.

  • Dave

    Oh. My. God.

  • ARX

    WHAT. THE. FUCK. SWISHER?!?!?!?!

    • Dave

      I like it actually, at least someone will be agressive

  • John C.

    Sorry…when did Cervelli dive?? I must’ve missed it. Did he make the catch? Did he have to dive to catch it or was it just hotdogging?

  • Larry

    BENCH NICK SWISHER! HE’S A BASERUNNING IDIOT!

  • YankeeScribe

    Adam Dunn > Nick Swisher

    • Slu

      No shit. Got anymore revalations?

  • Drew

    Wait, another base running error by Swish? go figure.

  • BigBlueAL

    Alright Yankees with 1st and 2nd with 0 outs. Oh wait….

  • Smitt Dog

    Nice work swish. Can I get a count on his mental gaffes in the past 10 days? 5?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Matsui got a hit but it doesn’t matter he’s killing this team because Cervelli and Posada aren’t playing. Matsui should be DFA’d.

  • NYQ

    Damn it Swisher. You are a complete idiot. Learn to fundamentals. I know he wants to get them going, but just get on base!

  • Lily

    doesn’t swisher know he’s not the fastest guy and with the team in the hole, i just don’t understand this team.

  • John

    more baserunning blunders for swish

  • Drew

    Is there one jackass making all these asinine comments or is it a whole slew of jackasses?

  • Larry

    Would have had 1st and 2nd no outs. Swisher might have cost us our 3rd ballgame in the past 2 weeks with baserunning blunders. For a guy who has a low average, he needs to do better or bench him for Gardner.

  • DCR

    I can’t believe people here are trying to say Joba is pitching okay. 11 base runners through five innings is pretty bad.

  • Teix is the man

    kay is an idiot

    • dkidd

      big time

  • Charlie

    My god this team resembles a sack of shit the way they’re playing. fucking embarassing if we lose a series to the washington nationals. FUCK this offense and wake up and smell the coffee joba.

  • Dave

    Is it time to reverse root yet? GO NATS!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    So does the weekly meeting of negative assholes happen every Thursday on RAB?

    • Zach

      it happens whenever the Yankees do not score 10 runs before the 3rd inning while our pitcher does not a shutout through 5

    • DCR

      There is nothing positive about this game so far. Joba is doing his best Daisuke Matsuzaka impression and the lineup (although not our everyday group) looks like crap. Stammen has 53 pitches through 5IP. That’s inexcusable.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        It’s baseball.

        I have a feeling that a lot of people here don’t embrace the live by the tema die by the team philosophy. They’re of the “You guys lost!” but “We win!” school of thought.

  • Stephen

    This is very frustrating.

  • NYQ

    Wouldn’t you think the Yankees would watch even more video on this scrub during the rain delay. THIS IS PATHETIC JUST PATHETIC.

  • Smitt Dog

    Exactly what talk show is Lynn Hoffman the host of?

  • Drew

    Quick inning for Jober. Also, I’m pissed at Swisher.

    • Charlie

      get used to it. Swisher is just a dumbass, he’s going to break the record for most idiotic plays that cost a team runs in a single season. Not to mention he is a K machine and ridiculously streaky.

    • BklynJT

      I definitely say that Swisher’s honeymoon period is over with the Yankees. I’m one person who can’t wait to get Nady back. I’ve had enough with Swishers bone headed mistakes.

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

        Yeah I’ve had enough of his .390 OBP, too. Swisher’s made some silly moves, but he’s still being productive.

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

    Wow, that whistle was incredibly impressive.

  • DCR

    Sandy Stammen and Cy Lannan.

    • NYQ

      Can’t we just have CC pitch everyday?

      • dkidd

        and bat clean-up

  • Charlie

    Maybe I could see letting one pitcher with a upper 80s fastball own us for eight innings. But two in a row, and this one has a 5 something ERA. NOW That IS FUCKING PATHETIC.

  • e mills

    we need the “good luck” new thread…

  • Larry

    The Red Sox would have never made a baserunning error like Swish made. Why? Because they play the game the right way. They do the little things. The Sox are gritty and gutty. The Yankees are just out there to collect a paycheck. Probably why the Red Sox are running away with the division. Cashman and Girardi need to go.

    • Drew

      I’m not even mad at you, I feel sorry for you.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Now I can’t even tell if you’re joking.

      • dkidd

        agree. “sox are gritty and gutty” feels like sarcasm to me

    • John

      3 games ahead in mid-June even though we have struggled is running away?

    • Zach

      No way the Yankees can come back from being 3 games behind with 60% of the season left, give up now, dont even watch the game or comment here

  • dkidd

    we’re winning this game. spillover thread for good luck after joba mows them down 1-2-3?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well like 18 of the last 20 comments are going batshit over this game so I’mma going to gtfo.

  • John

    I guess we cant blame Jobber’s troubles on JoPo

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

    If Andy Pettitte were the starter, they’d say that Andy was battling, throwing his typical game, and the Yankees just haven’t supported him with runs.

    • DCR

      62 pitches through six innings for Stammen. Joba didn’t pitch well but as Matt said, he limited the damage. This offense should be able to score four runs off the worst staff in the league.

  • Teix is the man

    aight, one more out, then he has a quality start…for what its worth

  • Lily

    now he gets nieves

  • Charlie

    Do the “The yankees will bring the winning run to the plate in this game” spillover thread. Those work the best

  • http://theyankeebomber.blogspot.com Conan

    It looks like last night’s “it’s only 1 game” is starting to loom a little bit larger…

  • pat

    6ip 3 runs thats a quality start no?

    • Dave

      For Joba, the quality start threshold is raised to 7ip, 1er, 8 SO

  • Mike D.

    Time for a new game thread?

  • RunnerS122

    don’t forget 60% strike percentage on his pitches

  • John

    Ok Jobber struggled but battled and got a Quality start so this is all on the offense

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

    Do you bring Joba back out for the 7th?

    • Mike D.

      nah, i want some aceves.

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

      Hmm…top of the order, though. Maybe you let Al get the 7th-8th?

    • Charlie

      nope, 100 pitches already. Joba wasn’t great, but if we lose this game it will be because of THE FUCKING OFFENSE getting shut out by some soft throwing scrub.

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

        Yeah, 11 runners in 6 innings isn’t good but he definitely limited the damage with the 6 strikeouts.

    • BklynJT

      Hell yeah. We’re already losing, and Stannen is only at 60 pitches. We ain’t seeing the bullpen anytime soon. I give Joba the next inning and see what he’s got late in the game.

  • dkidd

    lol at “he can speak french…in russian”

  • Drew

    Bring Jober out for 15 more pitches.
    Also, offense, let’s score a fuckin run or two plz.

  • Dave

    J. Damon,

    Get some new bats

  • BigBlueAL

    Im sorry, but this is fuckin embarrassing.

  • Charlie

    MOTHER FUCKER, what is this bull shit they call an offense. Don’t even put up a fight or anything, JUST GET BEATEN BY THE FUCKING NATIONALS.

    • Drew

      Yeah it’s annoying but, THE GAME IS NOT OVER YET.

      • Charlie

        The way we’re going down like a bunch of pussies IT kinda FEELS LIKE IT IS.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    This game makes me want to throw up. the guy came into the game with an ERA over 5 and the Yanks act like they are facing Cy fucking Young.

    9 pitches that inning are you shitting me.

  • Dave

    I guess we wont get to see the Nats pen tonight either.

  • John

    cmon spillover thread

  • Yankee1010

    62 pitches through 6. They’re really getting Stammen in some deep counts. Looking good.

  • Charlie

    FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  • yankw

    I’m damn glad I’m working right now because if I actually had to watch this lineup right now my remote would be in a thousand pieces out of frustration. Why would anyone ever throw a pitcher against the yanks who’s era is under 5

  • Tom Zig

    Is this kid good too?

  • Teix is the man

    ed i’m sorry for saying fuck you…i feel bad, and didn’t really mean it, I was just frustrated wayching the game

  • Drew

    I know Joba’s arm would have fallen off if he threw ten more pitches, so I understand this move.

  • Charlie

    We should really DH CC next game. See if he can fucking HIT THE BaLL.

  • Stephen

    How can they destroy Johan and get shut down by Nieve, Lannan, and Stammen. I’m flabbergasted.

    • Yankee1010

      Because they’ve never seen them before? As a Yankee, that means they’re contractually obligated to turn them into Cy Young.

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      Maybe the lineup is not as good as everyone thinks it is.

      • DCR

        The current lineup contains Gardner, Pena, Cervelli, and a slumping A-Rod. It should be sufficient but its not our A Game.

  • Teix is the man

    ed i’m sorry for saying fuck you…i feel bad, and didn’t really mean it, I was just frustrated watching the game tonight

  • Yankee1010

    This team has shown a lot of fight on multiple occasions this year. Their resiliency has really impressed me.

    That being said, they seem genuinely disinterested in competing tonight. Not cool.

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

    Johnny Repeat hasn’t mentioned that anyone is proud of his fastball tonight. I’m shocked.

    • Charlie

      in good time, in good time. Be patient, he will. The guy just got diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, so I give him a pass

  • Dela G

    good god this game sucks

  • dkidd

    nice route, brett

  • arlok789

    Gardner is fast as all hell.

  • Dave

    If they lose this, It is certainly closed door meeting time. Just do something to shake them up.

  • pc69

    By the next weekend going into the Mets Series, Yankees will be 7 games out of first place, counting tonights debacle – losing 2 of 3 to the Nationals, IS worse than getting swept by Boston.

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      Agreed. The Nationals have only won 16 games all year before entering this series.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Keep a happy thought.

      Whatever happened to the Yankees are going to take it all! mentality? Does that no longer exist?

      • pc69

        No cause it is costing me money with their fuck up play.

    • pat

      Thanks Miss Cleo!

      • pc69

        Welcome

  • BklynJT

    Gardner: That’s how you do it Melky…

    • Drew

      What does Gardner say to Melky when Brett is afraid of a wall?
      Gardy: Melky, that’s how Abreu did it.
      Gardy: You see that throw? That’s how JD does it.

  • YankeesFanInMI

    The Yankees have put up no runs in 6 innings against the Nationals, and most of you are on here bitching about Joba giving up 3 runs through 6? Granted he didn’t look great, but he did enough to keep the Yankees in it. Blame the offense if you’re going to complain. Goddamn…

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Scrub pitchers don’t get to the playoffs so we’re all set there.

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Yeah but if you play like this against scrub pitchers its hard to get to the playoffs. These are games you have to win. a team coming into the series having won 16 games and worst road record in baseball. Come on this is fucking pitiful.

      Now time to come back and win this game.

  • baseball

    guys, just tip your cap to the pitcher. he’s done a great job so far.

    • Charlie

      REALLY??? ARE YOU FUCKIN KIDDING ME???? TIP YOUR CAP??? THE GUY THROWS 88 mph and has gotten rocked all season as evidenced by his ERA. NO, I’M NOT TIPPING MY HAT TO THIS SCRUB.

      • pc69

        I am with you. This is a fucking embarrassment.

  • pc69

    Peter Abraham just said it best:

    “Two runs in 15 innings against the Nationals. Just Brilliant”

    • LiveFromNewYork

      screw that fat bastard.

      • BklynJT

        +infinity

  • Drew

    Watch, now Alf is going to swoop in and steal Joba’s win… I’d bet on it. This inning we’ll score at least 4.

    • Jack P

      How in the world can you consider it “stealing”

      • Drew

        Swoop in and earn Joba’s win? Lol how do you want me to put it?

    • Charlie

      that would easily make my day if we did, but the way the offense has looked i’m really not counting on that at all.

  • Wolf Williams

    I’m late to this thread…. but 1) Swisher can empty out his locker any time now, and 2) Joba ought to forfeit a game check for walking in a run when he was ahead in the count….

    WHat’s the excuse count up to for Joba? Still a young guy waiting to mature? Still getting used to a starting role? Not comfortable with his catchers? What…..?

    This nonsense of bad first innings and walks and high WHIPs and…. the list goes on and on. He is more frustrating than Wang.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      The Histrionic Society checking in. Please go sit next to the Whiny Six Year Old Girls and The World Is Coming To An End Melvins.

    • Charlie

      dude, you’re crazy. Yes, Joba is still young and waiting to mature. And he didn’t even pitch THAT bad today, he battled. He is not even as close to as frustrating as Wang. So shut the fuck up with Joba and complain about this pitiful offense that showed up tonight

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Ok while i am dissapointed with the walking in a run, i have no problem with the start from Chamberlain today you know how many teams would like to have his start today. i have to think most games wehn joba allows 3 runs the yankees are going to win.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Hey! Now we need Axl and we’re complete today.

  • Dave

    The Nationals last won a series May 9th.

  • NYQ

    Why does this first time thing only happen to the Yankees. If I was another team, I would just call up a scrub to face the Yankees, they would throw a no hitter than you can just bring them back down.

  • Smitt Dog

    Kay sounds legitamitely fed up. He’s gonna get a talking to from Hal after the game. Going negative on the Yankees is not the YES way.

    • pc69

      But everything he has said is correct. this team sucks right now..

  • Tom Zig

    How does A-rod not crank that out of the park?

    • Dave

      Cause its 88 mph HEAT

    • BklynJT

      That was awesome!!!!

  • Wolf Williams

    And another thing….. hoe can Girardi get away with not getting this group fired up night in and night out? This is two games in a row where the team was listless as all hell, and Girardi does what? You know…. a leader has to have a hand in how the team takes the field. The length of the rain delay is irrelevant. These are professional players who owe the fans a top-notch performance every time out. Girardi seems to do very very little in terms of having this group mentally ready game in and game out.

    To wit….. Swisher’s weekly and sometimes semi-weekly baserunning screw-ups. Girardi needs to make it very clear there is going to be a penalty for that bullshit.

  • DCR

    At least Tampa lost.

    • NYQ

      At least the Mets will also lose 2 of 3 to a shitty team.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    did i see arod say phew.

  • Jamal G.

    *Stands and claps*

  • NYQ

    WE are not meant to win this game Now it is definitely true.

  • YankeeScribe

    Can’t win when the Nats take away hits all day

    • BklynJT

      That play was f-ing AWESOME.

  • Dela G

    man cmon yankees…

  • Dave

    Im pretty sure that play sums up this series.

    • Dela G

      if that isn’t the true, we don’t know what is….

  • Larry

    Not enough effort there by A-Rod. He needs a day off.

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

      This has to be a joke, right?

  • Charlie

    God A-rod you fucking suck! I’m calling Yuri right now. I’ll tell him to get a 3 month’s supply of Boli.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      What the hell? It was a great defensive play that didn’t go our way? Want do you want? A-Rod to shoot him so he doens’t catch the ball?

      • Jose

        I hear Aceves can arrange that.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Oh shit. I completely forgot. He is a gangster.

  • Smitt Dog

    Ill tip my hat to that catch. Pretty legit.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    see that sucks if A-Rod doesnt get robbed then he probably scores there.

    • Dela G

      i agree, it kind of sucks. I wish we had jeter though, there would be people on base…

  • Mike D.

    Wow. Nothing is going the Yankees way right now. They might actually lose the series to the NATINALS.

  • John

    Stammen has averaged about 10 pitches per INNING so it was nice to see Alex work a 8 pitch AB

    • Dela G

      yep, we need the yanks to work the count

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

    Yo fuck Willie Harris. He made that play look so much better than it had to be. If he didn’t turn the wrong way he would’ve had it w/o jumping.

  • Smitt Dog

    BALL FOUR NICK!!

  • Drew

    This thread is mad slow.

    • Dela G

      it goes as the yankees do….

  • dkidd

    great at-bat by swisher

  • Wolf Williams

    You clowns do all the name-calling you want….. But get used to the fact that not everyone is willing to offer any and every excuse for Joba to continue looking like crap.

    The bottom line is that you never walk in a run, ever. You just can’t do it. And this ‘quality start’ nonsense is another of these made-up phrases or stats that are just excuses for guys not pitching better. No one wants to hear about ‘quality starts.’ There is no ‘quality’ to loading the bases and givng up runs with bases on balls.

    You guys come back with all the childish name-calling you want to…. but reasonable fans here can discuss this stuff without resorting to 8th-grade language.

    • Dela G

      ok let me ask you, how is a sub 3.9 era looking like crap?

  • Drew

    WTF happened to windmill there? dude bobbled it.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    So, does that count, or did Swish already clean out his locker?

  • NYQ

    Cano should have scored there

  • Charlie

    Nice, now let’s SCORE A FUCKING FUN alreadyy

  • John

    Ok Hideki get em in

  • dkidd

    come on matsui!!!

  • Tom Zig

    Yes Ron Villone is in!