• JobaWockeeZ

    Time to shake off the dust of the banhammer.

  • Charlie

    Just wondering, how can you ban a person? Does it not allow their email address back on or what?

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

      We can do it many ways. Email, handle, IP, you name it.

      • Charlie

        gotcha

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

        31 flavors of ban hammer.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    “anyone that curses at another commentor is banned immediately”

    hmm, i wonder who that could be. U? W? hmm

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      That’s pretty funny.

    • BEISBOL

      that comment was directed at V!!! ahahaha

      • Ed

        He’s insufferable

  • ChrisS

    You can’t expect too much out of the bullpen when CC doesn’t get out of the 2nd.

    Tomko showed why he doesn’t need to be in the majors despite Cashman’s mancrush on him.

    Posada could have prevented that run from scoring (Robertson, too) and Melky nails the lead runner most of the time.

  • John

    D-Rob was screwed by the ump on the Hanley AB, we would have gotten out of this.

  • Anthony

    Relax, we’ve got two innings left with the top of our lineup coming up. This is certainly doable.

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

    Let’s get some offense, s’il vous plait!

  • Charlie

    i would kill for a comeback here

  • Ivan

    Guys, you do know, it’s quite difficult to win a game when ur best pitcher is knocked out after an 1.1 IP?

  • cjc

    ut oh freddy made a bubu

  • RunnerS122

    What was the on-field delay?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Can we get nunez i love his stuff hell be perfect for are bullpen.

    • J

      for?

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        i wish i knew what would it take to get him

        • J

          lol then we should get Pujols. he’d be awesome for our lineup.

    • Accent Shallow

      I believe he’ll be arb-eligible for next season, so maybe he would be available soon.

  • Dela G

    lets go yankees

  • Accent Shallow

    Game threads this year have been a minefield, with the occasional exception of blowout wins.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      No winning in general makes a lot of people quiet.
      Then a bomb comes in when we lose.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I leave you people alone for ONE second and look what happens!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    i hope they take away the 2 runs they scored.

  • charlespoet

    Is the person posting as V always this angry and cursing at everyone?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Knock it off with this. We all want this flame war to end and you’r no better if you’re going to keep referencing him.

      • charlespoet

        Dude this is the first time I have posted and I am just asking. I know it is the internet but what happened to civility?

        Good grief, Charlie Brown!

        • JobaWockeeZ

          And the end result of this would most of the time the person you’re asking about cursing and flaming you because of this. He’s not posting, this flame war is ridiculous and watch the game. Whether you just posted is irrelevant because you could have started a brand new fight.

          • charlespoet

            Wow! The world has changed.

    • BEISBOL

      Yes.

      • Ed

        yes

  • yankees=warriors

    What is the significance of the situation now?

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn, hoping the Marlins had to forfeit or something.

  • cjc

    my god could you imagine if umpires were responsible for world events my god they take forever and get everything wron

    • cjc

      wrong

      sorry

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

    Ah National League baseball.

    • yankees=warriors

      Yup…

  • Mike D.

    BOOO. This delay is longer than replay delays.

    • Accent Shallow

      Clearly, this is ruining the integrity of the game.

  • Dela G

    hahaha joe girardi makes me laugh

  • JobaWockeeZ

    i thought girardi was stoopid and diint know how to manag teh gaem of the beisbol

  • John

    We are just going through a tough stretch here. We are just struggling to inferior teams and Nick Greens hit a walk-off for dem Sox today. We’ll get it soon

    • yankees=warriors

      I didn’t know that.
      Nick Green? Man…

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

      That homer would have been a foul ball in every other stadium. Stupid Pesky Pole.

      • John

        Exactly, they are having some luck while we hit a rough patch.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I remember a time when they lost 5 straight games and everyone thought they were done. Then they win 9 straight. People need to calm down.

  • John

    whats goin on?

    • ChrisS

      the marlins manager screwed up a line-up change, should have burned a player, and Girardi is calling them on it. There’s an umpire conference and it looks like Girardi is going to win the argument.

      • John

        thanks

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

    If De Aza is allowed to stay in, they have to play the rest of the game under protest.

    • cjc

      honestly how can he possibly be allowed to continue

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

    Girardi should get fired up and get thrown out of this one. What are they, 3-0 when he does that?

    • Dela G

      hell i am already throwin a fit at my own house

  • John

    seriously, can anyone tell me what the delay is for?

    • John

      never mind

    • Dela G

      what does protesting the game do?

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

        Honestly, nothing. If the play under protest is ruled to have impacted the outcome of the game, they’ll make the teams replay from that point on, but I can’t remember the last time that happened.

        • Dela G

          thanks mike

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

      Apparently, they messed up with the lineup. De Aza was supposed to be in the field in place of Coghlan but then became ineligible once Nunez threw a pitch. Gonzalez tried to convince them that he meant to put De Aza in but it was too late so he had to put Hermida in.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come one yankees lets gets sum runs here.

  • Accent Shallow

    Let’s see if they can make something happen . . .

  • cjc

    the sad thing is chances are we just waited 10 minutes for absolutly nothing

    • Zach

      thats not true at all

  • Bob Stone

    It’s ridiculous that it took ten minutes for four umpires to figure out that lineup snafu. Just pathetic.

  • Dela G

    Had he protested the game, what would that have done?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    at least 2runs here yanks wtf.

  • BigBlueAL

    The delay has really cooled off Nunez.

    • Dela G

      haha

  • Capital T

    I read thru the earlier posts and was surprised nobody questioned why Aceves was pulled after only 2 2/3 and 45 pitches. I thought he was a long guy?

  • BigBlueAL

    Girardi was just trying to delay the inevitable.

  • Jobamania

    Mike may have to ban himself ;) “I swear”

    uhoh Mike :lol:

  • Jose

    Yankees teams after 69 games:
    2009: 38-31 or maybe 39-30
    2007: 35-35
    2001: 39-30
    2000: 37-32
    1997: 39-30

    Still plenty of time. I implore you to enjoy watching this team. They are a good one, even if some of you don’t think they are.

    • yankees=warriors

      I’m frustrated because when I’m finally able to watch the whole game, they’re playing like…this.

    • Capital T

      Good point, I’m coming in off the ledge but I’ll keep the window open just in case

    • Riddering

      Thank you for this. Now, when I want to appreciate my team I have evidence with which to support my optimism.

  • yankees=warriors

    That delay sure helped…

  • Jobamania

    all that to go down 1-2-3

    A+++

  • Steve O.

    The Yankees have a fine bullpen, any other bullpen gets exposed in almost 8 innings of work. They usually work 3-4 innings, or in CC’s starts only 1-2 innings.

  • Dela G

    aaaaand we are down to cano, posada, and i forgot who else

    • John

      A-rod

    • charlespoet

      Look at the bright side, Cano cannot hit into a DP for the 3rd time in 4 games (I think)

      • Steve O.

        If he grounded into a GIDP that would make it the 3rd time in 5 games. Close, but no cigar.

        • charlespoet

          oops, thanks. forgot about ARod, so the DP still existed.

  • John

    As his parting gift, Tomko should buy the team dinner for the loss. If not, he at least owes Ace some dinner after taking away the win and championship belt.

  • Jobamania

    nice play

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    vintage jeter

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

    Wow, nice stretch, Tex, to help Jeter out.

  • John

    If we lose, it’s going to suck. I’ve already worked out so I don’t where to take my frustration out. I’m thinking about doing a second workout.

    Yes, that was random.

  • Ed

    Girardi is gonna get canned with another bad week

    • Dela G

      :facepalm:

  • John

    So they took away the run originally charged to D-rob? His Era is down to 1.88

    • Eric

      That’s fair imo. The first guy to score was Coke’s responsibility, and the second guy scored on Melky’s error.

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

    I haven’t seen most of this game but I’m upset D-Rob gave up some runs. :( Oh well.

    • John

      unearned

    • Eric

      1.2 IP, 4 SO, 0 ER

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

      Oh they were unearned? I saw him strike a fool out whilst in Carvel then by the time I got to my sister’s w/the family, they were down 6-3.

  • Joebrah

    So, it’s probably been mentioned, but there’s quite a few comments.

    Was there any particular reason Girardi pulled Aceves out after just two and change?

    He really looked phenomenal today. And doesn’t this organization have plans for him to be a starter? You yank him when he’s looked the best he’s looked all season and bring tomko in?

    Tomko’s been released by his last three teams, including KC.

    • Eric

      He hasn’t thrown more than 50 pitches in a long time. His arm wasn’t really stretched out enough to go any further.

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

      He’s been working out of the bullpen for two months now, I don’t think he can do much more than 45 pitches anymore.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      He’s a reliever for this season. They want him to be available later in the week.

    • Joebrah

      But Aceves has been the closest thing to a LRP that the yankees have had in their bullpen all year.

      They honestly don’t have anyone who can throw fifty + pitches in that pen? They’ve got like 3 bench players and 90 pitchers on that roster, and not more than 5 of them can pitch for more than a couple innings?

      I’m not trying to sound like a dick, I honestly didn’t know that and am, come to think of it, not all that surprised.

  • John

    D-rob’s stats:

    1.84 ERA
    23 K’s and a .157 AVG against in 14.2 innings

    Awesome!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    come on yanksssssssssssssssssssss

  • John

    Lindstrom throws 99?

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

      Pfft, on a bad day.

    • BigBlueAL

      Thats his changeup.

      • John

        Crousett-esqe?

    • Eric

      He averages 96.4, so it’s pretty likely he can hit 99.

  • BigBlueAL

    Arod just got toyed with.

  • BigBlueAL

    When was the last inning the Yankees had a baserunner??

  • cjc

    what a shitty month and a very bad week terribly frustrating

  • Jobamania

    barf

  • Jobamania

    as good as we were in the month of may, we’re just as bad in the month of june

    • J

      our pitching has been average and adequate. its the offense that’s cost us games. take out our fiasco against johan, and the numbers look really really bad.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    dis is great just great we lose to da nationals and now the marlins.

    • Jose

      Wait until the last out.

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

    What is that, 15 in row retired?

    • Dela G

      yezzur

  • JobaWockeeZ

    A walk and a HR ties it, we’re not done as many people are thinking right now.

    • Dela G

      boy with 2 outs? this should be fun

  • Jobamania

    uh, if melky gets on, we better see damon up there. screw waiting for the pitchers spot

  • John

    I say Tomko deflated the offense’s motivation

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    now is getting preety interesting.

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

    Tying run to the plate, Matsui to pinch hi … oh, wait.

  • Bill

    The season is on the brink of collapse. We can’t beat Philly, can’t beat Washington, can’t beat Florida, needed a miracle to beat the Mets. CC is hurt, Joba is inconsistent, and nobody in the lineup is producing.

    Two people need to go in order for us to turn it around before it’s too late- Brett Tomko and Joe Girardi.

    • V

      No season is on the brink of collapse on June 21st.

      Unless you’re already 10 games under .500.

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

    Tying run at the plate! Keep the line movin’, Brett!

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

    Apparently, my mother thinks that if Posada were faster, he could score on that hit of Melky’s. WTH?

  • Jobamania

    what the FUCK is gardner doing up here? this is unreal

  • Andrew

    leave it to gardner to kill the rally.

    • Dela G

      this is where i wish we had the X man

  • ChrisS

    Matsui would have been good here.

    You were right, Mike.

    • ChrisS

      Nevermind, go Gardner!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    man i would love to see gardner walk and den a pinch hit grand slam.

  • John

    cmon Grit…( I actually have no confidence in him for this spot whatsoever for some reason)

    • John

      never mind…nice gritty

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

    BRETT!

  • cjc

    hmmm

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    holy shyt this is good.

  • Jobamania

    HOLY FUCK, GARDNER COMES THROUGH

    OH MY FUCKING GOD

    WHAT THE HELL

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

    Did not see that coming.

    • Steve O.

      Heh.

  • yankees=warriors

    Damn, I was wishing for a inside the parker!!!

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

      I thought it was off the bat but credit to the Marlins for not messing up.

      Let’s continue the rally, Damon.

  • BigBlueAL

    OMG I thought maybe it couldve been an inside-the-park HR for a second.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I THOUGHT THIS GAME WAS OVAH!

  • Accent Shallow

    Should they have sent Gardner? Ha ha

  • whooboy

    Baba ORiley time!

  • charlespoet

    Wow. If only someone could reign in the throws of melky we’d be tied.

  • Jobamania

    damon shoulda been sent home :lol:

    • Jobamania

      woops i mean gardner

  • claybeez

    Nicest swing yet from Brett.

  • John

    no confidence in damon here

    • Jobamania

      dot.

      he’s been ice cold

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

    Let’s go, Johnny! Bring ‘im around!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    comon damonnn

  • BigBlueAL

    Wild-pitch.

  • Accent Shallow

    I was about to agree with Mike’s post from the last thread, that they should have saved Matsui so he could pinch hit for Gardner.

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

      Heh, Girardi lucked out. Nine times out of ten that comes back to bite him.

      • Accent Shallow

        Completely agreed. Maybe in a parallel universe, Matsui goes yard. Still, not gonna complain.

  • Steve O.

    And just like that, we’re one hit away.

  • J

    gardy! he might be a borderline major league player, but he’s been a god send for the Yankees this year.

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

    How in the world do you pull an 97+ mph fastball?

    • Steve O.

      The same way you bunt a 97+ mph fastball.

  • cjc

    tease

    • cjc

      the crowd that is

  • Andrew

    Lindstrom is throwing gas

  • Jobamania

    let gardner steal home :lol:

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

    Lidstrom’s motion reminds me of Veras’s.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    i though that was ready to go to the screen.

  • John

    No confidence at all (WTF is wrong…IM trying my best, really) It’s gonna sting more because it could be another game lost by an error

  • Jobamania

    oh my fucking god, jeter? oh god, i’m not sure how i feel about this situation.

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

    Come on, Jeets. Show that clutch.

    • Andrew

      I hear you on that

  • BigBlueAL

    Well, at least Jeter cant GIDP.

  • cjc

    at least he can’t gidp

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

    Damon drew a walk with a tying run on third? OMG what a bum!!! Where’s Nady!!!

  • yankeegirl49

    Please dont let this be a tease!!

  • charlespoet

    Quick poll….

    Jeter does what?

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

    PR for Damon? Odd.

  • Jobamania

    so much stress, please jeter do not fail me :(

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Captain clutch

  • charlespoet

    First chance, have to send Pena to avoid Capt DP.

    • Charlie

      there’s 2 outs, DP not possible

  • Charlie

    holy shit, this is gonna be even sadder now if we lose

  • yankees=warriors

    If only this had happened yesterday, we would have won already.

  • John

    Can the captain be clutch

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, Derek. :(

  • Eric

    captain clutch

  • J

    lol jeter

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

    Tailor made GIDP ball. He just walked the last batter, why take a pitch Jetes?

  • BigBlueAL

    Of course, 1st ball swinging.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    omh jeter wtf

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

    Lindstrom walks the go ahead run on base and Jeter swings at the first pitch?

    • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

      No kidding. I respect Jete’s judgement but swinging at a first pitch from a guy who can barely get his breaking ball over the plate? Not too thrilled.

  • Jobamania

    what the FUCK jeter, ugh. fucking unreal, i hate him in the leadoff spot, more times than none it bites us in the ass since he has no clue how to fucking work a count

  • cjc

    come on first pitch swinging captain clutch he is not right now fuck

  • Ivan

    Oh well.

  • Yanks99

    Jeter must’ve thought there was only 1 out…he’s tryin to ground into aanother double play.

  • John

    WOW!!! I knew it..now it just stings more

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    omg jeter wtf

  • Handtius

    ello fellers. I am on Biz/Vac in Paris, Just got home, checking in on the game, and what do I see, a comeback maybe?

    • Handtius

      Fuck, bad timing.

      • cjc

        he’s the bad luck guy get him

        • Handtius

          actually, they’ve been losing since I left so maybe I’m the good luck charm…or maybe you’re superstitions are stupid as shite. I don’t know, you tell me.

  • whooboy

    He’s a hacker. Oh well

  • bobtaco

    How many times are they going to blow a game with the tying or winning run on third?

  • Bill

    Yep. Mr. clutch does is again. If A-Rod had done what Jeter did 2 games in a row we’d never hear the end of it.

    • Dela G

      yep, he gets a reprieve because of the rings

      • AlexNYC

        Maybe J-Rod is better than Swisher because he has a ring? Right? hehe

  • cjc

    what a fucking tease this team is

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

    *bangs head against wall repeatedly*

  • BigBlueAL

    0-3 this week in 1-run games vs the fuckin Nationals and Marlins, 2-4 overall. Sigh.

  • Ed

    Why swing at the first pitch after he just walked a guy?

  • Jobamania

    maybe francesa will talk about how jeter got robbed of another base hit there :lol:

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    It hurts more when you’ve tried so hard only to fall flat at the last step…

  • charlespoet

    Captain pulls a Cano after watching the previous AB where Lindstrom was alllllll over the place.

    Summary, 13 or 14 straight retired, poor defense by Cabrera, bad pitching by Tomko….. so goes another series.

    When the hell is this interleague done, it is killing the Yankees.

    • Zach

      good job leaving DRob out of your summary

      • charlespoet

        Crap, your are correct, those last two runs came on his pitching. Should have been paying more attention. thanks for the error caught.

      • John

        unearned run

        • Zach

          and if he backed up melky’s throw hanley wouldnt score

  • Jobamania

    When are we gonna move jeter from the leadoff spot?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      So every solution to a problem is DFA, bench, changing lineup spot? Really?

      • Jobamania

        no, but jeter leading off kills us more times than it helps. He just doesn’t work the count enough to be leading off.

        • yankees=warriors

          We avoid seeing him hit into more DPs when he leads off.

        • Handtius

          yeah, that 374 obp is horrible.

        • V

          There are going to be more men on base later in the lineup than 1st, in general.

        • Nady Nation

          He has a .375 OBP. Just b/c he had a rough series doesn’t mean he shouldn’t hit leadoff.

      • Handtius

        No no no, just DFA Jeter too. solve every problem.

    • cjc

      what does that matter he was the 7th man up that inning

    • Charlie

      that doesn’t really have anything to do with anything. he’s been very productive out of the leadoff spot, this game is on the poor relief pitching from some scrub (coughbombkocough), and a bad game for coke and Drob who have been very good.

      • Jobamania

        jeter was the same guy who lost us the game against the nats by grounding to shortstop.

        how often do we have to see groundouts by jeter that just ANNIHILATE rallies

        • cjc

          still not sure how moving him out of the leadoff spot changes any of the results in the late innings

        • Zach

          62 out of 100 plate appearances he will make an out, the other 38 times he will succeed

        • V

          More than twice.

        • Nady Nation

          Um, Cano grounded out to short to end the Nats game.

  • ChrisS

    Oh well. Gardner provided some excitement.

    Good see him back from the headache, too.

  • yankees=warriors

    That was expected.

  • Charlie

    Pathetic series, once again. We are hitting some rocky times against bad teams. fucking annoying, the yanks better get hot soon. if we can’t beat the bad teams, then what’s gonna happen against the good ones (the Red Sox, anyone?)?

    • Zach

      yeah 38-23 against non-Boston teams, guess we cant beat the good teams or the bad teams. just a .622 winning %

  • John

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    This burns…two fames lost on an fucking error!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew

    Why in the world did Jeter swing on the first pitch? Ugh, what an ugly two weeks it has been in yankee land. Add in a possible DL Stint for CC despite what they are orignally claiming to be only stiffness.

  • Charlie

    I definitely blame tomko for the bulk of this loss. let us all pray he is DFAd tommorow.

    • Zach

      yeah because Drob was lights out

      • Charlie

        Drob has been nothing short of great this season. he had a bad day. how in the world could you complain about him?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Well I’m mildly amused. But D-Rob I believe blew a tie/lead against the Phillies I believe. But yeah he’s one hell of a good pitcher.

          • Charlie

            what?? I have to restrain myself from cursing here, but drob is a good pitcher. He throws lots of strikes, has decent stuff, and has a freakin ERA under 2!!! He blew ONE tie against the phillies. Tomko has blown 3 games for us, go look it up. also, how was that amusing??

            • Zach

              “throws a lot of strikes”1
              10 BB in 14.1 IP

              • Charlie

                small sample size, he’s a rookie, he’s 24, he threw a lot of strikes in AAA…yea

                • J

                  i bet drob threw “strikes” because triple a hitters couldn’t see his curve well. some major leaguers will lay off that pitch.

                  he has average control at best.

      • Tom Zig

        But Tomko gave up 3 runs on 2 HRs.

    • charlespoet

      They can package Berrora with tomko, bring melancon back and at this point, I am not sure who would fill Berrora’s spot. We just need Nady to get healthy, now.

      • cjc

        package them together for what a porto potty

        • Charlie

          IETC. And that might seriously be more valuable than either of them. Charlespoet, did you actually mean package them for a trade?? Cause that’s impossible. Literally no team would give up ANYthing for those scrubs

          • charlespoet

            No package them to DFA. Bring Melancon to replace Tomko and get some experience. I just don’t know off hand who fills the spot for Berroa if they look from within.

            Sorry, my sentence was not very clear. Trading them would laughable just for trying.

    • cjc

      they won’t te should but they won’t so why waste your time its better spent praing jeter stops hitting groundballs at people or that amybe this defense plays smart baseball

      remember when francesa in one of his joba rants was saying how he wants tomko as the 5 guy and joba in the 8th

  • Bill

    I think it’s time to bench Jeter for non-performance. Put Johnny at the top of the lineup and Swish 2nd. Bat Pena 9th. Jeter just doesn’t have it anymore. He’s washed up.

    • Handtius

      Yeah, I agree… *sarcasm*

    • Jack

      Oaktag

    • Nady Nation

      Cannot possibly be serious.

    • Riddering

      Yeah, have you seen Jeter’s stats this year? Atrocious!

  • Ed

    How many times can we leave Brett on third?

    • yankees=warriors

      Yeah, it’s getting so frustrating to watch that I would rather see him tagged out stealing home.
      At least that will provide some spark and gives us SOME chance of scoring than none.

    • Charlie

      maybe he should have stolen home

  • Pasqua

    The pitch was a good one to hit, so I can’t go crazy at Jeter swinging at the first pitch; however, I never like to see him go straight pull. His stroke is up-the-middle / opposite field. I suppose the pitch had enough plate to warrant a real go at it, but it just isn’t his game.

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

      Eh, it was in on his hands.

      • Pasqua

        Yeah, you’re right. After seeing more replays, it was bearing in on him a bit.

  • JobaJr

    Thhhhhhhhhuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yankees lose.

  • BigBlueAL

    I remember the good old days when the Yankees were in 1st place. lol

  • donttradecano

    sigh.

  • Jobamania

    we should have known that the marlins aren’t a great defensive team and that our bats are pretty cold right now. Gardner had a better chance of scoring on being sent home all along

  • Riddering
  • Tom Zig

    On a positive note we did hit .500 with RISP today.

  • Bill

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we just aren’t as good as Boston at the little things- Grit, gut, clutch, heart, hustle, fundamentals.

    Boston wins today in the Bottom of the 9th on a clutch HR. We have 2 games in a row where we can win the ballgame late and nothing happens. The season is on the brink of collapse, I just hope Girardi doesn’t completely run us into the ground.

    • Zach

      yeah yankees have 0 walk off wins this year and 0 come from behind wins

      • Dela G

        i’m pretty sure we have -2 come from behind wins

        • Riddering

          Don’t forget–we’ve never had a walk-off home run either.

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

      Pay no attention to the many walk off wins from earlier this season.

    • J

      lol the yankees are way above 500 and they’re in the brink of collapse? chill with the hyperbole

      • Pasqua

        “Grit, clutch, and heart” do not win baseball games. They are conceptions and not at all tangible components of the game. I will say that hustle and fundamentals DO help win baseball games, but nothing about the Yankees suggests that they consistently lack those qualities. (See: Teixeira; pop-up; Catillo; dropped ball.)

        • Pasqua

          /meant, obviously, as a reply to Bill and not J.

      • YankeeScribe

        They’re not on the brink of collapse but Boston’s on a roll and Tampa is gaining fast…

    • Drew

      +1
      We’ve been out gritigutified this past week.

    • Charlie

      Hilarious when you listed the little things. Can you define grit and gut for me?? We’ve had a ton of comeback and walk off wins, its just not happening recently. we’re not really close to collapsing, either.

    • Charlie

      but i can’t deny that girardi sucks. leave tomko in to blow the lead and then serve up another one? come on joe.

    • Tom Zig

      Grit, gut, clutch, heart, hustle, fundamentals…

      Peter Gammons, is that you?

  • Dela G

    well that truly sucked

  • BigBlueAL

    Well, at least I chose the right game to attend this weekend since I went to the game on Friday!!

  • Jobamania

    its still inexcusable to swing at the first pitch in a game ending situation like that. Theres a man on 3rd! 2 outs, and the closer is known for being wild and he walked the man in front of you. what the hell is going on in your mind to swing on the first fucking pitch and heat a weak grounder

    • Jobamania

      hit*

  • Pasqua

    One thought: did anybody notice that, on Gardner’s triple, the cut-off man (Uggla, I believe) made absolutely no turn to home when he took the throw from the outfield? He leisurely lollipopped it to 2B, as if there was no chance Gardner would be turning toward home.

    I’d love to see the timing of the play, because if Gardner had turned for home, I think he could have made it based on Uggla’s lax play. On the flipside, I guess it’s possible that Gardner had already stopped and someone had relayed that info to Uggla.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d imagine it’s the latter. I think if Gardner had a shot at scoring, he’d have been sent.

      • Jobamania

        the one time i wish we had windmill meacham

  • J

    Gardner since May 1st

    333/425/506

    Gardy isn’t a future batting champ and isn’t slugging 500 for the rest of the season, but he hasn’t been lucky (check BABIP), doesnt strike out much, gets a lot of walks, and steal bases. He’s been playing all star caliber baseball for nearly 2 months minus injures.

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

      Yeah, I think he should be taking ABs from Melky right now.

    • Jobamania

      1. “all star caliber baseball” are you serious? just unreal that you can use the word allstar with brett gardner.

      2. he had his chance in the beginning of the season and he was just putrid. Theres no knowing if he can even have a .310obp as a full time player. He’s doing well as a bench player, but thats it

      • BigBlueAL

        Actually his OBP for the season is over .340.

        • Jobamania

          yeah he’s performed since going to the bench, but we all know how he was when he was our starting center fielder, just putrid.

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

            Oaktag.

          • J

            stats since may 1st as a starter plus game where he replaced melky when he injured his shoulder

            333/425/524

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

              Melky since May 1:

              .268/.321/.394

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

        That’s why, when neither CF is the future of the organization, you play who’s hot. Gardner right now is very hot and Melky’s been cold since hitting the wall in Texas.

        And if a guy hit .333/.425/.506 for a long time, he’d be AS caliber.

        • J

          just like swisher had a bad month of may after the HBP to his wrist, I wouldn’t be surprised if Melky’s going through the same funk. He’s looked like a much better player than last year.

          • Tony

            The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

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

          And if a guy hit .333/.425/.506 for a long time, he’d be AS MVP caliber, especially out in CF.

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

            See: Beltran, Carlos.

      • J

        im just saying his performance and results have been all star caliber.

        i mean phil hughes should say in the BP forever since he sucked this year at starting right?
        and Joba should stay in the BP since his fastballs been not as electric?

        chill out man.

  • Bill

    We basically have the same record as last year at this time. Except we have CC, Teixera, and Burnett instead of Rasner, Giambi, Ponson. Same exact record with 3 vast improvements. That can only leave one person to blame- Manager Joe Girardi.

    • Charlie

      he gets some blame, but definitely not all of it.

    • BigBlueAL

      There is no way the Yankees were 38-31 last year after 69 games. Were they????

      • Zach

        36-33 last year

    • Zach

      Also no around for the first month, and hes now batting what .220? Blame Joe
      Tex slumped for the first month, blame Joe
      Mariano already matched his BS from last year, blame Joe for that too
      Wang blew up, blame Joe for that too
      AJ blew up twice against Boston, blame Joe for that too
      Bruney lied and said he was healthy, blame Torre

      • Zach

        no arod around*

      • Charlie

        The pen is managed poorly and Tomko is used in a big spot? Blame Joe
        Our chances of winning are frequently killed by use of small ball by the team’s best hitters? Blame Joe
        I gotta go, but there are others, too. Some things can be blamed on Girardi

        • Accent Shallow

          Wait, the 5th inning is a big spot?

          Tomko is the closest thing the team has to a second long man, since Phil Hughes is yoked to Wang.

  • charlespoet

    No one should be really surprised. If you go back to 2006, yankees did better against the NL but lost 2 of 3 to the nationals that year.

    In 2007, were swept by Colorado and then lost 2/3 to the Giants – both teams should have one 1 game against the Yankees at best

    In 2008, lost 2/3 to the Reds at Yankee stadium and then lost 2/3 to Pittsburgh.

    In 2009, lost 2/3 to the nationals at Yankee stadium and now 2/3 to the Marlins.

    Maybe they play to the level of their competition which would mean they will perform better over the next 6 games. Right now they are 38 – 30. I predict they will take 2/3 from both the Mets and Braves. Then 2/3 from Seattle, 3/4 from Toronto before heading to Minny and LA. That would make them 47-36….AND Boston has 9 straight on the road where they do not play well.

  • Accent Shallow

    What’s worse than a loss followed by an off day?

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

      Two losses followed by an off day?

      • Drew

        Took the words right out of my mouth. lol

    • Charlie

      2 series losses to bad teams followed by an off day with your ace injured

    • Pasqua

      Root canal with no anesthesia.

      Oh, that was rhetorical!

      I hate that there’s no game tomorrow, too.

  • Tony

    Gardner > Melky

    COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE

    • Riddering

      Hmmm, with GGBG I get more of a “I’m Brett Gardner. I’m here to rescue you” vibe.

    • Jobamania

      melky has given us walk off wins
      gardner came close but not close enough ;)

      :lol:

  • Drew

    Joe’s got to be fuming right now.. Especially losing a series to his former team.

    • Tony

      Especially after trying to end Josh Johnson’s career in 2006.

  • Accent Shallow

    Interleague play is a travesty.

    Losing in interleague is just insult to injury.

  • Dela G

    Apparently Joe has officially protested this game. The yankees will hear from MLB by tomorrow afternoon

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

      Woah. What happened?

      • Drew

        I couldn’t follow it. Something about the pitcher being slotted in the leadoff spot. Then not hitting leadoff. I couldn’t follow what he was saying. They protested the move immediately.

        • VO

          Via PETEABE

          Meanwhile, the game was played under protest by Joe Girardi. The Marlins, he contends, made an illegal substitution in the eighth inning.

          Relief pitcher Leo Nunez was placed in the first slot in the batting order. But Chris Coghlan, who was batting first, ran out to left field and was there for one pitch. That’s when Girardi went out to see the umpires.

          The umpires made Florida take Coghlan out of the game. Girardi wanted Nunez taken out of the game.
          T
          he protest, in theory, could be upheld and cause the game to be replayed from that point.

    • Jobamania

      what a joke, thats a weak move by the manager imo

    • Dela G

      well he is protesting the situation they had in the top of the 8th inning. If they win the protest, they get to do the 8th -9th innings over again

    • VO

      I don’t think MLB will over rule it for 2 reasons. It didn’t effect the outcome of the game, and because of the whole scheduling problem, I mean they made them play after a 5 and a half hour rain delay.

      • Chris

        Neither of those things should change the ruling on the protest. If the rule was applied incorrectly, then the protest should be upheld.

        Also, there is no way to know if didn’t affect the outcome. Nunez pitched the 8th and didn’t give up a hit. If the Marlins were forced to use a different pitcher, then maybe he gives up runs and the Yankees could win.

        • VO

          Ok, it had totally slipped my mind about Nunez, but I also do not think that the rule says anything with changing the pitcher. I think the only thing remaining was if the 1 and 9 hitters should have been switched.

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

    Alright enough of the Koufax dick sucking, guys. Can you talk about the game that’s on right now?

  • Mister Delaware

    Can we trade Veras to ourselves for Tomko then DFA Tomko?

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

      Creative. I like it.

  • Jobamania

    Hanson is going to make this team look silly on tuesday.

    • Accent Shallow

      Funny, people said that about Santana after the Nieve game.

      Honestly, I’d bet on them making Hanson look silly, but that’s just me. It’ll be his fourth career start.

  • Francesa for prez

    The solution to all of this is to fire Girardi and hire Francesa as manager. That’ll make everything better

    • Andy Stankiewicz

      That would mean Joba goes back to the pen.LOL.

    • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

      Oh God

  • Nady Nation

    Father’s Day curse? 2nd year in a row that our ace gets lifted early due to injury.

    • AlexNYC

      Oh noes!!!11!!11!1!!!111111

  • JP

    Tough loss.

    I said something a week or so back about the team being streaky. Multiple people flamed me for it, saying most analyses of teams being “streaky” prove that, in fact, they aren’t…or, every team is equally streaky.

    Say what you want, though…terrible in April…great in May…terrible in June.

    They have not hit effectively, outside of a 15-0 win, in the last 4 series they’ve played. Before that Boston series, they were on fire hitting.

    Not saying we blame any individual, or the manager…just sayin’

  • tony from the bronx

    who is better defensively brett of melky?
    higher obp,Cano,Gardner,Melky.
    Who has been having better at bats?
    Joe should find more playing time for Gardner

    • J

      So Gardner should play 2nd?

  • Jon

    This is exactly why I stopped visiting pinstripealley.

    The site owners get way to full of themselves after a small amount of success, start banning everyone from their site over stupid issues.

    Instead of telling us to grow up, how about you grow up and stop letting words hurt your feelings. People get pissed off sometimes, it’s a chat forum not church!! Chill out!

    Go ahead and ban me now, as if you actually could. I’m done with this shitty site anyway.

    Tip for everyone, if you get banned, just come back with a different name!!! They can try to block by IP, but most of us use DHCP (from the ISP) so they can try but it wont work.

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

      We’re just asking that you respect the other people here, and frankly asking people to cool off with the cursing isn’t exactly an unreasonable request. If you’re not mature enough to handle that, then we don’t want you here anyway.

      • Jon

        I can handle it, I didn’t curse at anyone. I’m not even mad at anyone, except maybe Jeter!

        My point is that there is no reason to ban someone for cursing. If the person being cursed at can’t handle that, they shouldn’t chat on the internet.

        If you see a person being really abusive, on a regular basis, I’d agree with you….but if this site turns into another pinstripealley where they just start banning people for no good reason, it’s not like there aren’t 1,000 other Yankee blogs.

        Do yourself a favor, don’t ban anyone unless absolutely neccessary. It’s a slippery slope!

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          Hey, Jon, how about you don’t tell us how to run our site and you follow our minor rules? It’s not that hard.

          Not everyone is as comfortable with the cursing as you are, and when we start getting emails from people complaining about it, we’re going to do something about it. Don’t like it? Then go somewhere else.

          • Jon

            Who’s telling you how to run your site? I’m telling you that there are a 1000 others just like yours, so if you start treating your visitors like crap, we’ll leave!

            Like I’m doing now!

            • RAB poster

              Good riddance.

    • Drew

      go look at the previous thread. There’s no need for people to curse at eachother.

      • Jon

        If someone disagrees with me on the internet, and curses me out, I don’t really care. I just ignore that commentor and move on. If the person is that pathetic that they lose their temper over an internet chat, why even acknowledge their existence?

        We should all be a lot less sensitive, especially since it’s just a game! A great game, but still just a game.

        • Drew

          Cursing at someone over and over in the thread takes away from the quality of the thread. Sometimes when I watch the game I like to come on and bullshit about the game. If a bunch of people continually curse at eachother it makes me want to just step away from the computer. Obviously that’s why a site owner would be pissed.

    • Accent Shallow

      After I read the first line of the post, I thought I knew where it was going. I was wrong.

      Guy completely deked me, and went off in another direction . . . to Crazytown!

    • J

      fuck you. lol

  • Tom Zig

    Hanley Ramirez wears #2 and has pinstripes on…hmmmmmmm interesting.

  • Andrew

    Interesting article on Rotoworld speculating about the availability of Josh Johnson. What would it take to get him? Hughes, Jackson, McCallister? I’d actually do that in a heartbeat. Would like to avoid giving up Montero, anyone else I’d be thrilled.

    • Accent Shallow

      Now that the Marlins have secured their new ballpark, it’d be interesting to see if they’ll continue to sell off young talent as it reaches arbitration.

      I’d love to have Johnson, but I’d like to see him stay healthy first. I’d be very hesitant to trade Hughes at this point, since he seems to be figuring it out, but for Johnson I’d definitely have to consider it.