Game 69: Okay, win this series

A good sign from A.J. Burnett
Game 69 Spillover Thread

For the third straight series the Yankees face a rubber match in the final game. They won in emphatic fashion against the Mets, but lost in a shutout to the Nats. Since I always like to talk about taking series, how about the Yanks go out and not only win this three-game series, but win this set of two out of three series. It would be a nice present heading into one of those always-boring off-days.

Once again, the Yankees will face someone they’ve never seen before in 22-year-old Chris Volstad. The 2005 first rounder is in his second year in the majors, and has hit some speed bumps. After pitching to a 2.88 ERA over 84.1 innings last year (14 starts and one relief appearance), that ERA has climbed nearly two full points to 4.75. Despite the rising ERA, Volstad has struck out more, walked fewer, and has a lower WHIP than last season. Unfortunately, he allowed home runs last year at an unsustainable rate (just three in those 84.1 IP), and has allowed 14 in basically the same span this year. That’ll make the difference.

Volstad is a fastball-curveball-changeup guy, and it sounds like his change is his best pitch. He sets it up with a fastball that tops out at 92, so despite his large frame (6’7″) he doesn’t feature overpowering stuff. Much in the same way as teammate Sean West, Volstad is a big dude without a lot of extra mass on his bones — he’s listed as 190 pounds.

The year started out well for Volstad, as he allowed just one run in each of his first two starts, and then, after allowing three runs in his next start, held the Phillies and Cubs to two earned runs each over seven innings in each start. That put his ERA at 2.76 for April. That climbed about a full run in May, as he allowed fewer than three earned runs just once (3 R, 2 ER against Colorado). His ERA jumped more than a run above that in June, as he allowed two runs over six innings to the Giants, and then six runs over 5.2 to the Cardinals and eight runs over 3.2 to the Red Sox.

CC Sabathia toes the rubber for the Yanks this afternoon. He’s been the most solid pitcher in the rotation all season, and especially since the calendar flipped from April to May. He’s run into a bit of trouble in June, as one bad inning in each start allowed the opposing team to either get back into the game or take it. On June 6 against the Rays he had the three-run shot to Willy Aybar. This past Tuesday he had the three-run shot to Anderson Hernandez. And, of course, on June 11 against the Sox he had the eighth inning. So in all three games he was basically one (or in the Sox case two) at bat away from having a truly dominant outing. Putting it together would be a big deal for the Yanks today.

As a quick note, A.J. Burnett‘s suspension has been reduced to five games, and he’ll start serving that today. The off-day will allow the Yanks to juggle the rotation to accommodate the MLB’s asinine suspension policy. Sounds like it will be Wang, Joba, and Pettitte against the Braves, followed by CC, Burnett, and Wang against the Mets.

Also, Johnny Damon is out with a sore calf, which could just as easily be baseball lingo for “could use two straight days off.”

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Melky Cabrera, LF
8. Brett Gardner, CF
9. CC Sabathia, P

A good sign from A.J. Burnett
Game 69 Spillover Thread
  • dkidd

    nick green? NICK GREEN???????????

    • Zach

      seriously.
      atleast Ramirez and Okijima both earned a BS today

    • whozat

      Product of Fenway? Or just playing out of his mind now that he’s away from the Oppressive Yankee Environment?

      • Whitey14

        He’s had a few timely hits, today’s was most certainly a product of Fenway Park, but overall he’s been respectable with lapses at times that show why he’s struggled to stay in the bigs.

  • Dela G

    by the way, anyone noticing how TORONTO MANHANDLED Shairon Martis, who we could barely hit?

    very interesting

    • Steve H

      2 games, not all that interesting.

    • Zach

      Single, DP, Walk, Single, Walk, Single, Single, Fly out -led to 4 runs in the first inning. Then gave up 2 runs over the next 4 innings.

      yeah manhandled him for sure

      • Dela G

        giving up 6 runs in 5 innings is getting manhandled

        • Zach

          4 singles and 2 walks is not manhandled sorry, you’re just looking to start trouble.

          santana shut boston down, while yankees MANHANDLED johan

          very interesing

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

      Did you notice that the Nationals beat them in the first two games of the series?

      • Dela G

        yeah but we never faced the other pitchers, so not much to comment there about

        • whozat

          “OMG TERRIBLE TEAM BEAT THE YANKEES!!!!”

          “Hey, that same team beat the Jays too.”

          “Whatever, that doesn’t support my thesis that the Yankees are a disgrace.”

          • Dela G

            hold up, i never said the nationals were not a good offensive team, however, the one pitcher that the jays faced that we faced, they beat.

            We didnt beat him. Thats an even comparison. Go look at the old game thread for the nationals, i gave them props for having a great offense, but our hitters should’ve taken advantage

            • whozat

              Yes, they should have. But so what? I’m sure there are a lot of good pitchers the Yankees have beaten up that other teams haven’t. Like Johan Santana, for example. Ultimately, it’s completely meaningless unless there’s a big enough sample size to really make a useful conclusion.

            • Zach

              2 games is not an even comparison

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    MY father’s day musing: 101 essential baseball experience for fathers and kids http://bit.ly/YQKm3

    That took me forever.

    And did anyone catch the soccer this afternoon?

    • Joey

      Great job on the list but I only watch good sports

  • DreDog

    I can’t wait for the All-Star break. This team needs some rest.

  • Dela G

    i just hope the yankees win today. Volstead can be good at times, but he’s been shaky the past month

  • Jack

    CC should be able to shut down their weak lineup. They should be able to get a couple runs at least off Volstad and that should be all CC needs. With A-Rod back, the lineup is much more formidable.

  • Zach

    So have the Mets taken over the title as worst bullpen in NY?

  • Charlie

    Pujols is just ridiculous. It’s not fair at all for other teams

    • charlespoet

      Makes you wonder why they continue to pitch to him. There is not much protection in front or behind him.

      • Charlie

        the last time i saw him walked ludwick hit a granny.. they better not walk him constantly or my fantasy team is fucked

  • Charlie

    i’m kinda excited to see CC hit. and that 3rd pitch was definitely a ball

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Happy fathers day to all the fathers in the blog :).

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

    That Swisher is a bum. Nady can’t get back soon enough.

    • Dela G

      haha

    • Dela G

      LETS DFA HIM

    • Charlie

      Swish is fine, but would you really say that having Nady wouldn’t be useful? Cause Nady >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Berroa

      • whozat

        No one is saying having Nady wouldn’t be useful. That’s a strawman argument.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          In fact we’ve been saying he’ll be useful and would add depth to the team but Swisher >> Nady still.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yeah Nick Swisher is sooo bad guys.

  • Ivan

    Happy Father’s day to everybody out there.

    LETS GO YANKEES!!!

  • Alex Rodriguez

    good to be back in the lineup today

    • Charlie

      Boooooooooooooooo, you suck

    • whozat

      3-0, that was your pitch.

      • Alex Rodriguez

        my bad guys, i’ll work on it next time

  • Charlie

    wow tex that’s a good pitch to swing at

  • John

    Let’s go Yanks…get Swisha across.

  • BigBlueAL

    Is it me or is Tex swinging at alot of bad pitches lately and getting out reaching on pitches out of the zone more often than usual.

    • John

      I’ve noticed that too..its odd

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

        Yeah, a few of them have been doing that of late.

        • John

          even Swisher i’ve noticed

  • Charlie

    A-rod is tired of walking

    • Charlie

      him and tex both swung at ball 4.. nice

  • John

    ah man, he could’ve walked

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

    Swisher took time out of his pregame workout to say Happy Father’s Day? Who does this bum this he is, he hit .219 last year! He needs all the BP he can get!1!!!

    • Charlie

      not sure who he this he his

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    We are so totally on our way to winning this game.

  • John

    I HATE 1-2 and 0-2 hits

  • Charlie

    wow, great start CC

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    already 1-0 wtf

  • BigBlueAL

    Great start to this game.

    • whozat

      Posada needs to stop calling all these belt-high meatballs.

  • John

    Is CC due for a bad start?

  • Charlie

    oh fuck this. wake up CC we needed a good start today

    • JobaWockeeZ

      We got one yesterday =/
      We need our offense to step up, not our pitching.

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

    CC’s command isn’t too great so far. Hopefully he can get that straightened out quickly.

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

      That’s better. Now for some runs, Yankees offense.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    damn it, already 1-0

    we’ll get back into this

    • John

      hit a HR in front of home crowd today and we’re good

      • Alex Rodriguez

        Got it coach

        I predict a HR in the 5th inning for me

        • John

          Good…BTW how was Kate last night?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yay the patience level for today is already gone.

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

      Nah, I’m cool. The first two hits were off hangers, though.

  • Esteban

    how old is everybody here?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      19

      • Alex Rodriguez

        22

        • John

          your 34

          im 17

          • yankeefan91 Arod fan

            lol

          • John

            *you’re

    • Joey

      just turned 20

      • whozat

        Turned 29 on Friday :-)

  • Charlie

    wow you got lucky there CC

    • Esteban

      what is wrong with CC Sabathia?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Aren’t you watching? He gave up one run He’s a bust. He was supposed to give us a perfect game in 27 pitches while going 4-4 with 4 HR’s. Anything less of that is considered a bust.

        • Esteban

          He looks like he does not know how to pitch a baseball

          • Charlie

            looks like you were right

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Cmon CC, we will give you runs today, just give us outs

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

    Posada called a terrible game that inning.

    • Charlie

      sarcasm? I can’t tell

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

        Of course.

    • whozat

      Yeah, he needs to stop throwing down the “miss your spot by a foot” sign.

  • John

    CC will dominate from here on out and hopefully our offense wakes up

  • Alex Rodriguez

    that was an excellent K by sabathia

  • Bill

    CC needs to get his act together. Andy and AJ shut this lineup down.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      1 ER is not the end of the world.

      • Alex Rodriguez

        agreed

  • whozat

    Damn, that’s a nice play.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Barry Zito? Really?

  • Esteban

    The New York Yankees are not good at hitting

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    i wanna see a yankee pitcher hit a homerun i never seen a yankee pitcher hit one out.

  • Charlie

    Oh god, i’m getting really worried about Melky. Why is he always so good in April and mediocre after that? doesn’t make any sense

    • John

      Lazy Dominican loses motivation and focus

    • whozat

      Because he’s not actually that good a player?

      • Tony

        I would go beyond that to “Because he’s actually a sub-mediocre baseball player.”

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    aa damit sumtins wrong.

  • Esteban

    Who is injured?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      CC. Well, they think it’s the heat.

      • John

        I thought he loves the heat?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      Girardi came out to check on CC but he said hes fine but thats the second time they came out to check up on him.

    • Alex Rodriguez

      CC apparently ?

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

      The trainer and Joe went out to see CC after the warmup pitches.

  • John

    CC giving up bombs

    • Alex Rodriguez

      CC will be ok man, don’t worry too much about it

      • John

        im not that worried but a bit…he just gave up a double

  • Esteban

    CC Sabathia is giving up hits

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    sumtins really wrong get him out of there.

    • whozat

      Something’s. Something’s really wrong.

      Also, this sucks, and so does the Ump’s zone. He’s not calling strikes that are solidly in the zone. At least, not for CC.

  • Charlie

    there’s definitely something wrong with him

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

    Bah, lame.

    • Slu

      If he is not really hurt, I couldn’t agree more.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    i dont get why they think he’s injured?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well that streak of games with 7+ innings pitched ended.

  • BigBlueAL

    Fucking great.

  • Slu

    Oh boy…hopefully CC is OK.

  • Joey

    Oh. Shit.

  • Charlie

    Better get him out now before things get outta hand. he’s getting rocketed

  • BigBlueAL

    CC pulling a David Wells.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Really curious now. This is n ot an investment the Yanks can afford to lose.

  • John

    we dont get to see CC bat :(

  • ledavidisrael

    WHAT IS GOING ON HERE

  • Alex Rodriguez

    WTF?

    what the hell has he done to show how he’s injured?

    give up 3 hits?

    • Charlie

      how about 5 bombs, plus something else must be wrong if they’re takin him out

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    I rather they take him out now if he is injured he probably would of injured himself more and been out for a while.

  • claybeez

    Anyone pick up anything, physically? I didn’t really see him favoring anything.

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

    Man, I really wanted to see him hit.

    • mko

      Hopefully we see him hit against the Mets.

      But I really don’t get how everyone is upset about taking him out – I’m sure they have a reason for it, so let them protect CC…

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      well now well see aceves hit.

  • Charlie

    how many did hughes throw yesterday? can he pitch today??

  • BigBlueAL

    If something is wrong because he is injured its one thing. But if he is leaving because he is dehydrating because of the heat, that is pathetic Im sorry.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      CC wanted to play on the west coast, it’s probably nothing to do with the heat.
      Sucks that we don’t see him hit.

      • BigBlueAL

        No thats what Im saying. If it has nothing to do with the heat thats fine, hopefully its not something serious God forbid.

        But if it does have something to do with the heat that is pretty sad.

  • Mike Pop

    Is he really hurt?

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

    Yeah … I’d feel a little better if you took a few more warmup pitches Aceves. I’ll wait, no biggie.

  • Lanny

    300+ lb pitchers don’t fare well in high temp’s.

    • Mike Pop

      Should’ve got Johan.

      • John

        sarcasm right?

        • Mike Pop

          Of course. But, I believe Lanny was big on sayin’ how the Yankees screwed up by not trading for Johan.

    • Alex Rodriguez

      CC says he likes to pitch in the heat, that can’t be it

      • Joey

        South FL heat is much different from SoCal heat. Very very humid, heavy as hell. I live in South FL, stepped outside for a minute and was dripping.

        • Mike Pop

          Sir, you could quite possibly have a weight problem.

          ;)

          • Joey

            5’9″ and 160 lbs, 20 yrs old and pretty athletic, I don’t think so, it’s just hot as hell (literally)

            • Mike Pop

              I was jking.

              • Joey

                I know, love ya Pop (Cowboys still suck though, even they’re practice facility hates them)

        • BigBlueAL

          Yeah its hot as fuck today down here.

  • John

    Damn here goes our poor bullpen again. They’ve been used so much

    • whozat

      Eh, day off tomorrow. Aceves could get them through the 3rd or 4th, Hughes and Tomko should be good for one or two each. Then you have Coke, Bruney and Mo to finish the last two innings or so.

      • John

        oh yea forgot about that off-day

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Ace throw strike its a pitcher.

  • John

    I hope this ignites the offense to pick us up

    • Alex Rodriguez

      i agree they need it

  • charlespoet

    So this in interesting. Since scoring 5 runs on Friday night, the Yankees have scored once. in that time span, they have 9 walks, 10 hits (only 2 extra bases) and have ground into 5 DP’s. – Jeter 3 (2 yesterday), Cano 1, Swisher 1.

    Offensively, this team seems to collect many hits and runs at once and then goes through periods of droughts where a hit here or there but few to no runs.

    So does that mean they are a great hitting team, average hitting team, great scoring team, average scoring team – what is the combination based on everyone’s perception?

    • Pasqua

      I think if you charted most every team in the league you’d find the same up/down result. The Yankees are, when healthy, a great hitting team.

    • John

      they were kinda like that last year too but i think its just a little rough patch, we’ll be okay

    • BigBlueAL

      Well they are 2nd in baseball in runs scored and 1st in OPS if im not mistaken. They do also lead baseball in HR’s which could be part of the problem in terms of these droughts, too reliant at times on HR’s.

      But overall they do have one of, if not the best offense in baseball.

      • whozat

        So…if Swisher hits one TO the wall again, that will somehow be “better” than if he hits one OVER the wall? Because it will mean they’re not relying on the homer?

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Ace is money

  • Alfredo Aceves

    Don’t worry guys, i got em

    • Joey

      Alright man, pick one name and stick with it, this is a grown-up blog

    • Mike Pop

      Lame.

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

      Don’t, just don’t.

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

    Gansta!

  • John

    Nice Ace. OK Offense the onus is placed on you! Will you guys come through? We’ll find out after the break.

  • Tony

    Good thing they put Joba in the bullpen!

    ALFREDO ACEVES IS A STARTIN PITCHUH

    • Mike Pop

      I always enjoy that line.

  • John

    I really wish CC could’ve batted but oh well, maybe next time

  • Dela G

    So did suzyn waldman ever get the scoop on the injury?

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

    That pitched looked mighty low. Wow.

  • Brandon

    I’m sure it’s been asked, but what happened to CC?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      No idea.

    • whozat

      We don’t know :-/

  • Dela G

    Nice job Jeter

  • charlespoet

    Jeter’s hit makes up for the line drives that have been caught. See ledgers, baseball rights itself.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Stop clogging up the bases Swish!

  • Dela G

    Nice job by swisha

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

    Swisher walks with a man on second? He’s got to drive that guy in, swing at one of those bad pitches!!!

    • Mike Pop

      Not to mention he’s such a horrible baserunner.

    • Steve H

      Thank you Jim Rice.

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

    Take advantage, guys.

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

      Thanks for listening. :)

  • John

    Damnit Swish, that’s a walk!!! You selfish #%&$…DFA HIM!

  • BronxBomber44

    Joe was not leaving CC in that game, CC repeatedly said “I’m fine, I swear to God I’m fine.”

  • Dela G

    jeter with the steal!

  • Dela G

    JETER SCORES!

    nice job TEX!

    1-1 game!

  • John

    It’s 85 degrees with 75% humidity so I can understand CC’s condition, especially after being in rainy NY for a while.

    • BigBlueAL

      Its actually 93 with a heat index of 104.

      • whozat

        I would kill myself immediately if required to exercise outside in that weather.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    texxxxxxxxxx

    • whozat

      He’s a big man.

      I forget which announcer it was, but they were saying they should make a DVD of Tex chugging home from first on that dropped popup in the mets game and show it to little leaguers so they can see WHY you always play the game hard.

      I think, if I had a kid who played ball, Tex and Mo would be the position player and pitcher I’d like him to emulate. Tex because he plays hard even though he’s a star, and Mo because of his clean mechanics on the mound — and the obvious, of course.

  • whozat

    Niiiiice.

    I like.

  • John

    YAY Tex

  • Mike Pop

    A-Rod, keep it going!

  • BigBlueAL

    Steal of 3rd by Jeter forced Cantu to hold Swisher at 1st which helped Tex squeeze that one down the line. Lets go Arod now!!!!

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

    Fucking stat padder.

    • Dela G

      lol

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    aroddddddddddddddddddd

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Unclutch bastard. We shoudl DFA A-Rod! BOOO!

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

    Finally, A-Rod!

  • Dela G

    A-rod is money!

    3-1 YANKEES!

    WOOOO!!!

    [/sorry i sound like a kid there

  • charlespoet

    Yankees lost a potential run there by Swish standing at first on jeter’s steal. Although that makes no difference now.

    God, ARod just hit a 2 run single…. Can’t even hit a HR. He sucks. ;)

  • John

    Aite Alex!!! First hit in front of your homies!

  • Tony

    MARK DEFIES THE LOGIC OF YOUR TEX LAWS

    Sorry I didn’t get over to the computer in time to post that one sooner.

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

    Just a single?????? GOD he sucks!

  • Eric

    Jeter’s steal set up this entire inning. If he doesn’t steal third, Cantu isn’t holding Swisher on, and Teix grounds out.

    • mko

      Maybe, maybe not, you never know…

  • Jamal G.

    ARod only hit .419 as a High School player? Chris Smith he is not.

  • Dela G

    boy is his mom happy he chose baseball. The only players to make as much money as he had in the NBA are shaq and kobe will be up there soon

    • Jamal G.

      I thought both of ARod’s contracts were the two richest in professional sports history.

      • Dela G

        he hasn’t earned the money yet.

        To date, he has earned 216 million (at the end of the season)

        Only shaq has earned that much

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Actually kay she said how many dominican players and there wasnt any and denn he looked at the mlb roster and found many.

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

    Eek, Mientkiewicz nearly got de-pantsed in that video.

    • Dela G

      hahaha i saw that too!

  • AD

    So he has the shortest start of his career since 2004 once he joins the Yankees? Did we make a deal with the devil for those 4 rings? WTF

    • Tony

      Keep it in your pants, bub.

    • whozat

      Are you talking about CC?

      If he’d gotten bombed for 8 runs, I’d see where you were coming from. But this seems more like a super-cautious organization pulling their ace from a game where they were concerned about his health.

      • Dela G

        and the 22 milli ;)

    • Dela G

      hold up AD, its not like he was knocked out of the game

  • Bill Monbouquette

    we finally got a lead

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

    Word on the Twitterwaves is the flu for CC.

    • Dela G

      very interesting. Even though K and singleton said he looked healthy today

    • whozat

      Not that it applies here, necessarily, but when a guy sits due to “flu like symptoms”…is that baseball code for “wicked hungover”?

      • DreDog

        Got herpes with a skank at the hotel.

      • John

        So…he partied with Alex last night?

        • YankeeScribe

          Or Jeter?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      o thank god :)

    • Jamal G.

      Useless Yankees beat writers and injury expert guy (joking), who did you read that from?

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

        No idea, but I saw Carroll retweeted it. Hopefully it’s not swine flu.

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

      Thanks for that.

  • Jamal G.

    Uh, wouldn’t Joe Girardi be dead if he was unable to sweat?

    • whozat

      ….probably, especially since he, you know, exercised outside in the summer for a living.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      i noe i was thinking the same shyt.

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

      Yes, yes he would.

    • Dela G

      some people have their sweat glands that are malfunctioning. My brother has the same condition. He is more susceptible to getting sick and dehydration, but he has to drink a ton of fluids to keep his body cool. This is why you see girardi drinking all the time.

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        thankz for da info i notice that from girardi never new dat.

      • whozat

        Whoa. Is it that his sweat glands function, but poorly…or they’re completely non-functional? That sounds like a tough condition to manage. Your body excretes a lot of toxins, in addition to dumping heat that way.

        • Dela G

          I know the upper body sweat glands don’t function at all. I have no idea why, he was just born this way. From all the stuff i’ve read, you can manage it by taking medicines that trick your body into trying to sweating less and drinking more water than you could ever imagine. I remember my little bro once went through a 24 pack of poland spring water in 1.5 days just helping to paint our house. Odd, huh?

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

    Nah, Eric Davis II is in Baltimore.

    • whozat

      Jones?

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

        Bingo.

  • John

    Heh on Gameday. A-rod’s highlight just showed up and it’s titled “A-rod’s 2-run rap”

    Never heard that before.

    • whozat

      They’re getting more creative with those. I forget what it was, but I saw a really, really bizarre one a couple days ago.

    • Anyone

      A-rod’s Rap:

      Y’all thought we were bums
      But I just brought home 2 runs
      You may just say it’s fate
      But I say it’s because I partied with Kate
      Even though I was fatigued
      I wanted to plant my seed
      For all you fathers out there
      We’re going to put on a hitting fair
      Deuces!

  • cc-cy-young

    does anyone know what happened to cc

    • Dela G

      they haven’t announced it yet

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Apparently he has flu like symptoms.

    • whozat

      WEll, on TV they announce he has left-bicep tightness.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wtf now they said is tightenees in his left biceps.

    • whozat

      I’m sure that’s more accurate than whoever was randomly tweeting about the flu thing.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Tightness in left bicep

    • Dela G

      i don’t know about that. Usually tightness would cause decrease in velocity and the ball would go down more, am i wrong?

      • whozat

        Who knows? Poor command in general, definitely.

        • Dela G

          ahh good point

      • Manimal

        It just hurts like a bitch. Probably some velocity lost but I’m no expert.

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

          Last three pitches on Gameday: 93, 94, 93.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    ….Uh oh. That’s bad. Official YES word is tightness in left bicep for CC

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

      No tests scheduled, so they don’t think it’s a big deal.

  • Jamal G.

    Worst-case scenario, what can tightness in one’s bicep lead to?

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

        Those are horrible search results. It was a fair question.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Which bicept was it?

    Just kidding…

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Trivia: Boones…and then no clue.

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

      Bells (Gus, Buddy, David). I think the Hairstons are, too (Sam, Jerry, Jerry Jr., Scott) though I’m not sure if Sam played in MLB, though.

      • whozat

        google confirms.

  • Jamal G.

    The only three-gen family I know off the top of my head is the Boones.

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

      The Bells maybe?

      • Jamal G.

        Yeah, I think that’s it – Bell; Boone; Hairston.

    • Jamal G.

      Wait, what about the Bells?

    • Anyone

      Wiki: the Bells (Gus, Buddy, David and Mike), the Boones (Ray, Bob, Aaron and Bret), the Hairstons (Sammy, Jerry and Johnny, Jerry Jr. and Scott), and the Schofield/Werths (Ducky and Dick Schofield and Jayson Werth). Jayson Werth is the grandson of Ducky Schofield and nephew of Dick Schofield, and also the stepson of Dennis Werth.

  • cc-cy-young

    very dissapointed i wanted to see cc hit a bomb to straight away center

    • Dela G

      well we will have a chance next week

  • charlespoet

    Getting close to the All Star break, so the Yankees skip a start of CC’s. They have Hughes who can pitch in his spot.

    They need CC for the second half run.

    • whozat

      I could see them doing that, if they feel it necessary.

  • whozat

    This guy has a weird strike zone…not calling the bottom of the zone, and giving a lot on the outside corner.

  • Dela G

    GRIT GUTNER!

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

    Melky with the catch!

  • whozat

    I would’ve been so psyched if Aceves had gotten a hit there. For him, not necessarily because it would be good to have him running the bases.

  • cc-cy-young

    aceves has a disgusting curve ball

  • Jamal G.

    The Marlins should name their new ballpark the “Floridian Estate”. I don’t know about you, but that’s just pimp.

  • Dela G

    THE MELK MAN!

  • Anyone

    I’m going to pray tonight that CC is okay

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