• Dela G

    DAMN IT YANKEES! LETS STEP THIS SHEET UP!

  • whozat

    Well…Tex, Jorge and Cano will just need to fix it in the ninth.

  • gxpanos

    At least there’s Teix in the 9th. That’s promising.

    This aint over.

  • cjc

    that inning made baby seals cry

  • dkidd

    game tying home run by tex

    • whozat

      Matt Lindstrom kind of sucks. He has no idea where the ball is going. Tex and Posada should be able to work him over…if they make him come to them.

  • Tank the Frank

    Hellz ja I blame A-Rod and I’s hella cool. I’m so cool, I’m Kool like the smokes.

    • whozat

      Do they even sell those any more?

      Or Lucky Strikes? I remember seeing references to all those in my Dad’s old Mad Magazines. And Moxie.

  • John

    What’s sad is that most of us EXPECTED the DP from Jeter.

    • Dela G

      isn’t that the saddest part?

      • John

        yes, yes it is unfortunately

  • J

    Phil Hughes teh bust~!!!!

    damn, he’s definitely been putting up numbers as a reliever.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s funny, a lot of Yankee fans want CMW done with the rotation and would rather have Phil Hughes in. And I bet those same people were pissed off we didn’t trade him for teh Johan and had a bad start to the 2008 season.

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

        I want Hughes in the rotation.

        • Joey

          +1

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Heh should have clarified. The people who don’t have patience and wants Wang DFA’d to put Hughes in are like the same people who says Hughes sucks after a couple bad starts starting in the 2008 season. I’d love Hughes in the rotation but I just want to see if we can get the dominant CMW back.

  • pc69

    All Star break is the best thing that can happen to the Yankees right now. They literally suck with RISP and are being dominated by average to slightly average pitching.

    Had that inning set up and blew it. Well, win one tomorrow so you can leave with your heads slightly higher than when you came in.

    • Bob Stone

      JJ isn’t an average pitcher

      • whozat

        Seriously…the guy has filthy stuff and doesn’t walk guys.

        Last inning…that pissed me off. What a terrible AB by Jeter.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Uhh Josh Johnson is a pretty damn good pitcher.

    • V

      Wow. Proof that you’re an utter idiot.

      • Tank the Frank

        I knew it when I saw he had 69 in his name.

      • pc69

        Yes dickhead, I specifically mentioned Johnson. So glad that you and Tank the Skank can read. Please tell me who they have faced starting with the Mets that has been a great pitcher – Santana, Johnson – are the only two. Wait let me guess you will bring up Lannan…. Ewwww that is a good one.

        So yes, I am an idiot and you are the next GM of the Yankees, congrats.

        • V

          No, I am not.

          But yes, you are an idiot.

          • pc69

            wow good one. So I left out the word Better after slightly, excuse me for not being perfect like you. But then again when your a total ass, perfection has already been achieved.

            Isn’t there a glass of drano you should be swallowing by now. Seriously? You an old tired act.

            • V

              You must know about being an ass, idiot.

              • BklynJT

                Let’s all be civil here. There is no need to bash a fellow commenter.

  • Lanny

    The late game DP’s are becoming a habit.

    • John

      nice of you to show up

      • V

        They’re losing. Of course Lanny shows up.

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

      Lanny’s here, Yanks must be trailing.

      • Lanny

        Whats to post about if they’re winning by 10?

  • Accent Shallow

    Not crazy about Hughes as a 1 inning reliever. Think he gets the 9th if the Yankees explode next inning?

    • Bob Stone

      I hope so

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

      If by explode you mean score one run to tie, then yes. Anything more than that and Mo’s in.

      • Bob Stone

        it’s unorthodox but I wouldn’t mind seeing Hughes go for the save if the situation arose.

        • whozat

          Yeah…but it’s not like Mo is tired. If they go ahead, I think there’s NO reason not to bring mo in. If they score just one…leave Hughes in. No question. He’s good for another two innings.

          • Bob Stone

            Agree

        • Zach

          He would get the win if they come back next inning.

          They’re not going to. Lets try to pay attention, they’ve used Hughes for 1 inning 2-3 days before Wang’s last 2 starts to keep him fresh, guess how many days it is til Wang starts? 3, so how many innings will he pitch today? 1

        • V

          Not a save if you came in before there was a lead.

          But I know what you mean, lol.

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

          Mo’s the closer, he is automatic if it’s a save situation.

          Not for the stat, but because he’s your best option out of the pen. Anything else would be a bad decision.

      • Accent Shallow

        By “explode”, I meant 5+ runs. Obviously if they score 2-4, it’s Mariano.

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

          Well, if they explode for 5+, then Hughes will have had to bat, and since he’s due up sixth in the inning, chances are Girardi will need to PH for him to keep the rally moving.

          • Accent Shallow

            I’m still thinking AL baseball. Good eye.

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

    Wow, pitchers throw harder when they’re in the ‘pen than in the rotation? Brilliant analysis!

    • Dela G

      BRILLIANT!

  • John

    NO matter what happens tonight…

    Confidence Level = 11

  • J

    damn phils cutter is moving all over the place

  • Accent Shallow

    Things I like about Phil Hughes, number 43:

    The late swinging strikes on sub-90 mph cutters.

  • dkidd

    hughes with a cutter = unfair

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    Teh 8th inning guy!!!!

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

    ATROCIOUS!!!

    PHIL HUGHES IS A STARTING PITCHAH!!!

  • gxpanos

    Ha. Someone sponsors Pat Listach’s B-R.

    • Jose

      The same guy sponsors Alberto Gonzalez’s page. That is bizarre.

  • Dela G

    there is no way that all of these pitches are in teh 80s like YES says

    • whozat

      Nah, on gameday they had the 4-seamer at 94 and the cutters from 88-90.

      • Accent Shallow

        I saw one 95.4!

  • BigBlueAL

    I didnt notice, did Hughes move into Damon’s spot in the lineup and Gardner stayed in the game or not????

    • Dela G

      Hughes is now the 8th hitter in the lineup

    • whozat

      No, Hughes is in the 8-hole.

      • BigBlueAL

        WTF why???? Yankees only have Pena and Cervelli left to pinch-hit. Makes no sense at all, unless Gardner cant play D and hit yet.

        • zs190

          huh? ARod replaces Berroa, Gardner pinch ran for the pitcher’s spot essentially, so when Hughes comes in, Gardner can’t stay in. You either lose ARod or you lose Gardner, you can’t keep both in.

    • Bob Stone

      Berroa’s spot

    • zs190

      Looks like Hughes is in 8th and ARod is 9th.

  • yankees=warriors

    Man, if only Tex was good at running too!

  • Accent Shallow

    Tex/Posada/Cano isn’t bad to start the 9th.

    Now, clearly you can’t send Tex, so you PR Pena? Or just hope Jorge doesn’t hit a ground ball?

  • Lanny

    This team has to remember how to score without hitting home runs.

    • V

      Shut up, troll.

      • Lanny

        Classy as always, V. Your the epitome of charm.

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

          Just a curious question: when was the last time you posted a comment in a game thread during which the Yankees won?

          • V

            Never.

    • whozat

      You mean like…the run that they scored earlier?

      • Joop

        Or the four yesterday.

  • V

    That’s good defense.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    tex

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

    HIP HIP

  • yankees=warriors

    And now we have the DP prince (Jeter’s the king)…

  • John

    Ok JoPo, no DP please!!!

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

    > GIDP.

    • yankees=warriors

      This team and DPs…

    • whozat

      Awful.

    • J

      spoke too soon.

  • Accent Shallow

    Alright, Robbie . . . just don’t GIDP again, please.

    • Accent Shallow

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

  • John

    Ok, now Robbie, NO DP!!!

  • V

    Wow. Robbie. Robbie. Robbie.

  • gxpanos

    Wow.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    How fucking fitting.

  • Bob Stone

    Good game to watch – Bad outcome

  • Tank the Frank

    Couldn’t have ended any more appropriately. Robbie swings at the 1st pitch and its a DP.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dammittttttttttttttttttttttttttt tough loss for burnett.

  • dkidd

    fucking cano drives me crazy

  • cjc

    great just fucking great robbie another clutch hit from mister stat pad

  • Eric

    double play machine

  • V

    Pre-emptive STFU to Lanny.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Wow accurate. Just look two comments below mine.

      • cjc

        to be far he kind of has a point this team struggles to score without hr’s

        • cjc

          fair my bad

        • V

          No, he’s just a fucking troll.

  • John

    6th FUCKIN time he’s put the 1st FUCKIN pitch into play in the last 3 games!

  • Lanny

    And Cano with his patented 9th inn DP.

    This team has serious problems scoring without the long ball. Championship teams know how to score without that.

    • whozat

      You mean like…4/5 runs they scored yesterday? The run the scored today?

      Is Jeter one of these “guys who doesn’t know how to score without homers”? Because he’s a championship winner, and HE is the one that couldn’t come through with the game on the line.

    • Pasqua

      I’m no statistician, but I think the Yankees have scored a few without the homerun this year.

      • Lanny

        If you don’t think this team is long ball happy you aren’t watching.

        Or did those 2 losses to the Nats not wake you up?

        You do know when you face good pitching you don’t hit 4 homers. And some games you need to scratch out runs and get runners over and this team is having some problems.

        But keep the head in the sand if it meets you feel better losing.

        • V

          Get some fucking numbers to back you up, troll.

          Because they don’t.

        • Pasqua

          C’mon, man. You can’t really defend the “Yanks only hit homeruns” thesis, can you?

          First, let’s stop acting like homeruns are “bad.” They’re the most efficient way to score runs…the runs add up fairly quickly when you hit it over the fence. So, the fact that they hit a lot of homeruns pleases me. But the notion that this team can do nothing else is preposterous.

          I’m pissed off at a loss like this, too. But point the finger at not executing at the right moment. Arguing that this team has too much power is like complaining that your car’s gas mileage is too good.

    • Jack

      That was Cano’s 10th career 9th inning GIDP. I wouldn’t call that patented.

  • Blackdragon905

    horrible loss, no other way around it.

    • Dela G

      how was that a horrible loss?

      • Zach

        frustrating loss i would say. give up 2 runs you should win, but johnson threw a gem too

  • Dela G

    well yankees lose

  • yankees=warriors

    Is there a cure to DPs?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Man dammit Cano and damn you Damon for giving them that run.

    • Zach

      forgot Jeter

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah him too. Sorry for cussing out the players but it’s unlucky that we had that happen. Oh whatever we better make it up tomorrow.

    • yankees=warriors

      Yup…

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

    I’m getting really tired of Cano swinging at the first pitch.

    • Zach

      .440 this year on the first pitch, .366 career average

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

        A-Rod hits .365 when he puts the first pitch into play. It doesn’t mean they should swing first pitch all the time, especially against wild guys like Lindstrom.

        • Zach

          Didnt say they should swing all the time, if its a pitch you cant do anything with you take it. But lets not act like hes a .200 hitter on the first pitch or 0-50, freakin .440

    • John

      Yea, me too…6th time in 3 games now! ATROCIOUS!

      • Lanny

        You really think Cano was going to work the count there?

  • Pasqua

    Ken Singleton is a fucking prophet now?

  • Jake H

    Terrible baseball those last 2 innings. Jeter hsa to get that bunt down or get a ball in the air. Cano 2 games out of 3 to end a game on a dp.

    • J

      2 innings? the yankees have been playing this kind of frustrating, mediocre baseball for a few weeks. i have to say though, we have been playing .500 ball and that’s all we need to do before we go on a good run again.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees lead the league in pathetic losses. Not pathetic that they couldnt hit JJ, but that 2nd run they gave up was unearned because Damon missed a routine flyball and the last 2 innings was typical of this offense the past 2 weeks.

    • John

      Yea, it does seem we find many ways to lose games

    • Pasqua

      But for every pathetic loss I’ll raise you a ridiculously awesome win. This year is a helluva lot more interesting than last.

      • BigBlueAL

        True.

        • Lanny

          So basically everything equals out and our record is our record?

          • Dela G

            pretty much

      • J

        +1

        the yankees lost games they should’ve won and won games they should’ve lost. karmas a bitch.

        • John

          I think we’ve lost more games that we should’ve won. Besides the Castillo games, I dont know any game we haven’t earned. We’ve lost many on bad calls and errors.

          • Pasqua

            On the flipside, I have trouble recalling too many games that we had in hand (i.e. led in the late innings) and then gave away. Most of the frustrating losses have looked like tonight’s game: tight game, looking like a rally was imminent and then failing to execute.

    • Riddering

      I was going to say that, considering where we are in the standings, I highly doubt we lead any league or division in pathetic losses but then I realized it’s a subjective stat and cannot be quantified with numbers.

      You win this time!

      • BigBlueAL

        Ha. Yeah it just seems this season we never just lose, we lose games like tonight or games where we inexplicably get shut down by a shitty starter.

        Its easier to just get whooped once in awhile and just chalk it up to a bad game which happens, but these type of games all season long have been tough to take.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Jeter in the 8th had to move those runners to 2 and third im getting preety tired of jeter doin dat the last couple of years.

    • John

      well, he does drive in a lot but he does GIDP a lot too…take the good with the bad.

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        Yea but thats Captain cluth he needs to drive in those runs.

    • mick

      He’s still a really good hitter,but his bat has apparently slowed somewhat…I still would want him over any other shortstop in the league!

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        i would to but the problem is that he has to move the runners over for damon u only would of need a sac fly to score the run.

  • BigBlueAL

    Man I know people say anyone can close, but look at Ryan Madsden since he took over for Lidge. He had close to 20 scoreless innings in a row, now he has blown 2 saves and lost another game when he entered in a tie game in the 9th.

    • Zach

      HR to greg zaun tonight too, i think phillies are below .500 at home too thats pretty bad

      • Bob Stone

        They’re Way below .500 at 13-21

  • Jake H

    Damon hasn’t been playing very well in the field or at the plate.

  • John

    Silver Lining: Posada is not the reason for our pitching troubles!

    • Quikksand

      another silver lining – tomorrow is a new day

      • Andrew

        getting tired of hearing that. Were you here on the last day of the season last year to apologize for all your “guys there’s still tomorrow, it’s only one game of 162, so really, it’s meaningless” comments?

  • bonestock94

    Death by double play.

  • Quikksand

    Why is this team so extremely inept?

    • ranger11

      Hey, they are still in good playoff contention.

      • Tank the Frank

        They added AJ Burnett, CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira in the offseason. I think every Yankees fan should expect to win the division.

    • Riddering

      A: They’re not.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’m going to start keeping better track of it, as in writing it down, but it really doesn’t seem like this Yankees team (or last year’s) can move runners over well at all or get a run in from 3rd with less than 2 outs.

    This team must improve it’s situational hitting. I think it’s been a problem for some time now.

    • Andrew

      “WRONG!! The Yankees only hit .263 in RISP, a .300 AVG with RISP is only 4 more hits every 100 at bats, so therefore, they’re doing just fine hitting with RISP!!”

      /mikeaxisa

      • Jack

        2009 Yankees w/RISP: .263 .361 .444

        2009 league average w/RISP: .265 .356 .415

        The Yankees are above the league average with runners in scoring position. They’re doing just fine with RISP.

        • baseball

          yeah, because average wins championships.

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

            Well, they are in the top 3 in BA/OBP/SLG/OPS/R/HR overall so they are a better than average offensive team.

          • Jack

            The Rays won the AL last year while placing dead last with RISP.

      • ranger11

        Let’s kill the bastards!!

    • Tank the Frank

      Is it just me or does NOTHING in my post mention anything about RISP?

      I question their ability to move runners… situational hitting. Getting a runner in from 3rd does not seem to be this team’s forte.

  • Accent Shallow

    Another groundballer in Chris Volstad tomorrow. Ugh.

  • baseball

    Time for cashman to make a deal for a bat. Damon, Melky, Swisher is an atrocious outfield.

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

      /facepalm

    • Jack

      Johnny Damon: .283/.353/.528
      League avg. LF: .269/.344/.440

      Adv: Damon

      Melky Cabrera: .287/.346/.447
      League avg. CF: .260/.327/.402

      Adv: Cabrera

      Nick Swisher: .243/.381/.505
      League avg. RF: .276/.355/.454

      Adv: Swisher

      • baseball

        show me the redsox outfield compared to league average.
        Adv: redsox

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

          What in the hell do the Red Sox have to do with this conversation?

        • Jack

          Who gives a fuck about the Red Sox?

          • baseball

            chill out. stop using the f word.

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

              Stop using red herrings.

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

          Johnny Damon: .283/.353/.528
          Bay: .279-.395-.582

          Melky Cabrera: .287/.346/.447
          Ellsbury: .302-.351-.385

          Nick Swisher: .243/.381/.505
          Drew: .258-.388-.490

          Yanks take 2 of 3. And what do the Sox have to do with anything anyway?

          • baseball

            WRONG. redsox take 2 out of 3. you really think melky is better than ellsbury?

            ellsbury > melky
            bay > damon (by far)
            drew = swisher

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

              How is Ellsbury better than Melky? Melky’s only trailing by 5 in OBP and whatever advantage Ellsbury has in base-running, Melky makes up for in power and fielding. Don’t buy the hype around Ellsbury.

              • baseball

                OH MY GOD WHAT A HOMER YOU ARE! HAHAHA THANKS FOR THE LAUGH. THANKS MAN I NEEDED THAT AFTER THIS LOSS!

                • Moshe Mandel

                  So basically, the hype is more important than the numbers? Because Ellsbury is all hype. Have you noticed that they dropped him to 8th and 9th?

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

                  Melky has a 10.0 UZR/150 in CF this season. Jacoby Ellsbury has a -1.4.

                  Melky has a .447 SLG. Jacoby has a .390.

                  These are facts, not opinions. I’ll take Melky’s power advantage and 11 run fielding advantage over Jacoby’s speed.

            • Jack

              you really think melky is better than ellsbury?

              Yes. Look at the comment you are responding to.

        • Moshe Mandel

          RF’s by OPS: Swisher 6th at .886, Drew 8th at .873.
          CF’s by OPS: Melky 12th at .793, Ellsbury 16th at .745.
          LF’s by OPS: Damon 5th at .873, Bay 3rd at .977.

          Seems pretty balanced- considering the Yankee advantage on the left side of the infield, I would say advantage Yankees. But it is ok, facts are not important.

          • The Fallen Phoenix

            And for what it’s worth, Damon’s glove probably picks up about half the difference between his bat and Bay’s.

            Bay’s still the better LF, but it’s closer than the offensive numbers would indicate.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Wow, I’m really shocked about those CF numbers, apparently the Melk Man is bordering on an all star nomination (jk)

        • Jack

          .327/.400/.571 will do that for you.

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

    Meanwhile, the Nats just won their fourth straight game.

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

      Making a playoff run.

    • Jack

      Impossible! They’re the worst team in history!

    • Moshe Mandel

      So either the Jays should just close up shop, because losing to the Nats ends the year, OR they brush it off because these things happen.

    • Riddering

      They’re going to miss the AL East once interleague play is done, that’s for sure.

  • Vghncdvg

    Is it true Walman and Sterling are signed through 2011. God help us.

  • baseball

    To JACK: You need to chill out and stop being so defensive. We get it you’re DA BEST FAN IN DA WOOOOORLD!!! YOU DON’T BOO PLAYERS!! YOU LIKE TO TREAT THEM LIKE THEY’RE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS! Guess what? Jeter won’t care if you died tomorrow! HAHAHA!!!

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

      Jeter won’t care if you died tomorrow!

      There is just some awful grammar on display here; you hate to see a rookie mistake like that but it’s bound to happen.

      • baseball

        lol

  • baseball

    guys, i didn’t really mean anything i said above. i just like to come here after a loss and work you guys up. i’m sorry…

    • cookie monster

      Go to lohud for that, man.

  • Bobby

    Here’s where the blame lies for tonight’s devastating loss-

    AJ Burnett- Didn’t get the job done, period. The starting pitcher is supposed to win ballgames. If the opposing pitcher is throwing up zeros, you match him.

    Alex Rodriguez- Another walk late in the ballgame with a man on base? A double gets us out of the DP situation. You can’t blame Jeter for A-Rod’s inability to swing the bat.

    Jorge Posada- Cervelli won, Posada lost. Comparing CERA last night and tonight, Cervelli > Posada.

    Not at fault-

    Joe Girardi- Managerial mastermind.

    Derek Jeter- El capitan was out there tonight busting his hump, unlike some overpaid superstar.

    Johnny Damon- The gritty, gutty, grinder gave it his all.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Well done, although some capitalized words would have been nice.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        VERY well done. So well done I didn’t notice until half way through -_-

    • AJ

      I’d assume you’re joking.

  • josh

    i am guilty of blaming girardi for losses that probably are not his fault but doesnt it seem like he is not aggresive enough at times. i really cant see a good reason not to send the runners in the 8th. with arod on first in the 2nd game of the nats series he didnt send him either. bummer, that looked like a game the yanks definitely should have won in the 8th.

  • josh

    gotta hope arod comes back and carries this offense for a while. they need it.