• JobaWockeeZ

    If we only scored 1/4th of the runners on base!!! It’s aggravating.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yes it is.

      You know what it’s not? Indicative of any type of failure of strategy or ability.

      It’s just aggravating. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with our team. Shit happens.

    • oldgrump

      Nobody, even the Yankees, will never win with A-Rod. He is too into himself to be a part of a winner and the rest of the team can’t carry him.

      • GG

        hes gonna be around a while, get used to it bud

  • A.D.

    The offense’s lack of ability to drive runners in is mind boggling.

  • Quikksand

    Why is this team so damn piss-poor with R.I.S.P. day after day?????????

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Probabilities.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Vagary.

        • Accent Shallow

          Ennui.

  • Ivan

    The yanks really should smacking Hanson around by now.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    All Hanson really wants is a Wang with hard stuff, balls on the ground. But he hasn’t gotten that yet.

  • Yankee1010

    The Yanks’ goal is to leave 20 runners on base tonight, right?

  • Greg

    DID YOU SEE JETER PASS THE BATON INSTEAD OF DRIVING THOSE RUNS IN? HE OUGHT TO BE BENCHED AND SWISH SHOULD HAVE BUNTED WITH THERE WITH THE BASES LOADED!!!!! SMALL BALL IS THE WAY TO GO WITH THE HIGHEST OPS IN THE LEAGUE AND MEDIOCRE PITCHING, YES SIR! GIRARDI IS A MANAGERIAL MASTERMIND.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Also, it’s the NL, where every play should be a sacrifice squeeze. After you’ve successfully double-switched. But AL managers are stupid and wouldn’t know anything about that.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Easy with the caps lock

    • handtius

      Ban? all caps…Ban?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Your satire is impeccable. Bonus points for the all-caps and the multiple exclamation points.

    • John

      who woke you up…Cash, Girardi, and A-rod aren’t gone yet

  • Nick Baratta

    dang people chill out…you all sound like you should be on yankee suicide watch…

    yanks are currently 4th in the AL in BA and 2nd in the AL in runs scored

    their pitching staff is currently 11th in the AL with 1 4.65 era…
    however over the last 30 days the team is 5th in the AL with a 3.77 era…

    bruney is back which is a tremendous help in the 8th inning and marte is on his way back

    don’t forget we do currently lead the wildcard and have the 2nd best record in the AL

    you people are turning into the idiots that run around on the yankees forum…heck half you probably are those idiots…you see the game and you see the problems, but good baseball players fail 7 times out of 10…

    o yea and hanson’s at 73 pitches so that’ll probably mean 4 innings from a sub par braves bullpen…

    • Quikksand

      but it would be appreciative if the Yankees drove in half the base runners they left on base.

      • Nick Baratta

        HALF…LOL if they did that they would have the greatest offense of all time by far and away about a .010 increase in their BA would be all i would be asking for that would be a lot more runs

  • Ashish Skaria

    Don’t forget that CMW sucks and if Hughes was in this position, the game would probably be scoreless.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      And that if ARod wasn’t in the lineup, we’d have 7 runs already, because he’s the problem with the offense.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Right because every non-Wang pitcher has a 0.00 ERA.
      And I bet you’re one of those people who thought Hughes was a bust in 2008 and was pissed we didn’t get teh Johan.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        He wasn’t being serious.

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

    Much love for Kelly Johnson’s walk up music.

  • charlespoet

    For Mike Axisa and tommyjohn

    Ok, I understand the team part, but each time there is a man on base and that runner is not advanced via hit(walks don’t count) each it counts as a LOB on the personal level.

    Question
    What is the rule regarding left on base? How can a team have a total LOB greater than the number of baserunners they had during the game? For example in tonight’s opening day game between the A’s and Yanks, Oakland only had 8 hits and 0 walks, but still had a total of 14 LOB? How is this possible?

    Here’s how it works…

    Joe comes up with one out and two people on. He strikes out, leaving two people on base. Then Bill comes up with the same two people on base. He hits a weak fly ball ending the inning – again leaving two guys on base.

    So, the players just left four people on base in an inning, even though only two people got on!

    Typically, for the team stat, they only count the people on base at the end of the inning, but for individuals, they count everyone. Since this isn’t an official stat, different people add it in different ways.

    Hope this helps!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      For Mike Axisa and tommyjohn

      My name is not tommyjohn or tommy.

      T-O-M-M-I-E.

      • Drew

        more like c-o-m-m-i-e

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

      The problem with doing it individually is you can only score as many runs as runner you put on base. So if Bill K’s with two runners on then Joe K’ed with to runners on, that’s 4 LOB individually, but in reality it’s only two runs sitting their on the bases. they’re being docked for runs that don’t exist.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        There’s a difference between individual LOB and team LOB.

        Team LOB is now 8. At the time of the convo, it was 5.

  • Charlie

    Eric says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    [Read Comment]

    Why bunt Wang there? Why not have Gardner steal and then give Wang a chance to put the ball in play.
    Reply

    tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside says:
    June 23rd, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    [Read Comment]

    You cannot be serious.

    Why the hell would he not be serious?? I don’t get that at all, can you tell me why that wouldn’t have been a good idea? What tsjc said here makes no sense at all

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      1. Gardner can get thrown out. You advance 0 runners, and you still have Wang at the plate, 2 outs.

      2. Gardner can successfully steal, and Chien-Ming Wang can ground out, but Melky can get thrown out at the plate. He’s not exactly swift.

      • Charlie

        Unlikely that gardner would get thrown out the way he runs, and your second point is just dumb. The same thing could happen on any groundout with a runner on third & less than 2 outs. You can’t expect melky to get thrown out at the plate and use that as a reason to not have gardner steal there.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      You cannot be serious in that you cannot expect Wang to hit a groundball.

      He’s an AL pitcher. A struggling AL pitcher. He’s up there to either bunt or strike out.

      He’s not going to swing away. He’s not going to try to hit a grounder.

      • Charlie

        Can you kindly tell me what Wang did in his first at bat???????

        • Charlie

          You know what, I’ll tell you. HE GROUNDED OUT! HE SWUNG THE BAT AND HE HIT A GROUNDER?

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            A grounder that WOULDN’T HAVE SCORED THE RUN FROM THIRD BASE, BECAUSE IT WAS SO WEAK THE FIELDER WOULD HAVE GONE HOME WITH THE PITCH.

            Wang swinging has a tiny, tiny chance of scoring a run and a large chance of him ending up on first base, which would mean runners on first and third, the exact same situation he was bunting in, except with an extra out and Gardner at first replaced with Wang at first.

            It’s risk aversion. No manager would have eschewed the bunt there, none of them. Because the overwhelming preponderance of outcomes are moot or bad. Better to just move the runner over and get your pitcher back in the safety of the dugout.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            You think you’re onto some profound error in Girardi’s reasoning, but you’re not. You’re onto nothing.

            • Charlie

              I am onto something, cause gardner stealing and wang swinging would have given us a better chance at scoring.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          He swung weakly. Because there was no benefit to him bunting.

          In a situation where there is a benefit to him bunting, no matter how small, he’s going to bunt, because his manager rightly wants to get him out of the batters box as soon as possible.

          Seriously, you’re asking for the moon if you want a major league manager to ask CMW to try intentionally to hit the ball hard enough to drive in a run, and it’s moot there, because if he was swinging away, Cox would draw the infield in and come home with the pitch. And then we’d have Wang on the bases at first, which we don’t want.

          It’s moot.

    • e mills

      +1000000000

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    the RISP dives again.
    “bats are afraid”

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

    Ugh this Wang experiment needs to stop.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Unbelievable.

      • Tom Zig

        I didn’t realize it was an experiment

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

        Dont “Unbelievable” me

        I understand why its important to try and give Wang a chance to come back but we have a perfectly capable starter in Hughes that can fill in.

        • Drew

          Not to diss my boy Phil, but, he’s not exactly pitching to a 3 era. People act like he’s a shut down starter. He’s young, he’ll have his ups and downs.
          Wang right>>>>>>>>>Anything we’ve seen from Hughes.
          Hughes will start soon enough.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Fixing Wang is one of the single most important things right now. More important than having Hughes in the rotation, frankly.

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

            Lol why cause you say so?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Because Joba’s impending innings cap means that we’ll probably need Wang to start games in the playoffs.

              Long term planning, my friend.

        • handtius

          Un-fucking-believable.

  • Professor Oak

    Does anyone (Girardi, Hitting Coach, other teammates) tell these guys NOT TO SWING at the FIRST PITCH? I feel there’s a lack of communication going on… do these players look at the 3rd base coach for signals at the plate like in little league games?

    • Drew

      They say it all the time. “Hey Swish, Don’t swing at a pitch you think you can hit.”

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Why would they do that?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      There is nothing implicitly wrong with swinging at the first pitch, provided it’s a good pitch to hit. Problem is, you can’t ex post facto judge whether the pitch was good to hit or not based on the outcome, which is what people usually do, because a successful outcome in baseball is almost *always* the less-frequently occurring outcome.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gotta love Jeff Francoeur. At least Hanson doesn’t appear to be long for this game — if they have good at bats, he might not finished the 5th. He’s almost certainly not getting through the 6th unless the Yankees give it to him.

  • Tom Zig

    Oddly enough we are hitting .264 with RISP on the year.

    • Tank the Frank

      And that number has to have taken a dive over the last two weeks.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      That 15-0 Mets game probably helped out a lot.

  • Dela G

    let’s go YANKEES!

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

      You’re back on the 40 man.

  • Tank the Frank

    Alot of those pitches were up in that inning but seemed to have better movement.

  • Dela G

    wang looks great. Even though the defense seems to collapse when he pitches, he is showing poise and confidence on the mound, just keeping the ball down. He has thrown a zillion strikes, so it will help him in the long run. It looks like he’s on his way to getting back.

    • Tank the Frank

      I agree. Some of the hits he surrendered was just good hitting by the Braves. The capatalized on their opportunities and the Yankees have not.

      I think Wang looks a lot better than his last start.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I do as well.

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

        Meh not good enough

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Nothing apparently is ever good enough.
          If the Yankees scored a fourth of the runners they put on base, they’d be winning. That’s not hard to ask with our lineup. Everyone would say Wang had a decent start if the offense managed to score runs.

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

            No they wouldn’t/shouldn’t because hes never made past the 5th inning.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Wang gave up runs11111!!!!1 He’s a terrible pitcher. He should be DFA’d.

  • dkidd

    time to score some runs

  • clapton100

    It’s been a full season and a half of not hitting wth RISP

    Overall scoring stats are a bit misleading because the Yankees are prone to pile on from time to time (Santana game)

    This may be a slump, but it’s not far off from what this team is

    These guys hit like players on a beer league softball game

    Swinging for the fences no matter what the situation

    When they are not hitting home runs, they rarely win

    The only way they “snap out of it” is when they start hitting home runs

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

      Hey, chief, lots of teams don’t win when they don’t hit homers.

  • Nick Baratta

    yanks are 7th in the majors in runs scored with risp and 15th in the majors for batting avg with risp

    not great not bad…but average…obviously there’s some loopholes in the stats as it doesn’t account for situational hitting

  • Professor Oak

    I have a bad feeling about this inning with Arod, Cano and Posada up…

  • John

    I predict we will have the lead in this game!!!!!!!!

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

    Michael Kay just took a verbal shit on the Colorado school system.

    • Dela G

      haha it was quite funny

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF did Arod just swing at.

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

    That first swing from Alex made me die a little inside.

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed. Eesh.

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

      That swing brought it back. He put a good swing on a pitch on the outer half and drove it nice. Pretty good range by Franco there.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m really not enjoying watching Hanson work. The breaking balls are pretty nasty, but I don’t like how he short-arms the ball in his delivery. Looks ugly.

  • Tank the Frank

    I hope this is as bad as it gets for A-Rod.

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

      I think it is. He can only go up from here.

  • John

    How in fuck was that strike one to Alex?????

    • John

      strike 2 i mean…We didn’t get that call

  • Tony

    Honestly, I think Wang has pitched a good game so far. Sometimes you gotta tip your cap to the opposing hitter. McCann and Anderson hit two good pitches. I haven’t seen Wang miss badly, as he had in some previous starts. His pitch count is down, his pitches are down, the slider looks better than I’ve seen in awhile, and he’s even mixed in a change in there. The velocity looks good. It’s not an easy lineup for Wang either – those lefties from 3-6 make it tough.

    I’m not trying to sugarcoating it. Wang, as calm as he is, still seems to lose a bit of focus/confidence when a runner gets on. He still needs to improve that slider, because when his sinker is only good, and not great, he’ll struggle without that 2nd pitch.

    I think he’s on his way back … but let’s see how the rest of the game goes. I think, if the Yankee bats can get going, that Wang may be able to stick through 6 or 7, which would be a nice thing for the Yankees staff.

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

      McCann and Anderson hit two good pitches.

      Yep, McCann especially.

    • Accent Shallow

      I don’t know about focus and confidence, but even Good Wang is markedly worse with runners on. I think you can trace it to the fact that he has a very deceptive windup that isn’t as effective from the stretch, since he can’t do the long pause.

      • Tony

        Just wanted to say I don’t disagree with anything there on the delivery issues overall. I agree that he is so used to his normal windup that when he is out of the stretch, things are off. For me, that’s partly a focus issue, but it’s arguable.

  • Professor Oak

    Which team is the worst statistically with RISP in all of MLB?

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

      No idea. But the Rays were last year and they went to the WS.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Not the Yankees.

    • Buddy

      Diamondbacks, Mariners & Cubs are the worst. All under bat under .230

      Yanks are about dead on average at .264

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • The Fallen Phoenix

        I’m pretty sure google’s a little better than average, come on.

  • dan

    this is worst a-rod has ever looked, he is an automatic out

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Uhh ever recall that slump he had in 2006? He still managed to pull through and put up decent numbers in the end.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Remember when Jeter went 0 for April? I’m pretty sure he didn’t get booed off the plate every time he made an out then, though.

  • Jake H

    I’m just watching the minors as of right now.

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

    Chance are, that’s a homer in the Bronx.

  • Reggie C.

    Hanson’s first quality start is gonna come off us. Wonderful.

    • Tony

      I doubt he makes it through 6.

      • Dela G

        same here

      • Drew

        lol uh, one more inning?

  • Andrae

    OKAY, i just bought mlb tv, the monthly one, but its telling me some crap about blackout restrictions is there anyway to get around this? because this would defeat the entire purpose of me spending money on this; to watch yankees games. can anyone help

    • Tony

      If you live within the viewing area, you aren’t going to be able to watch the game. I don’t think there’s any way around it, unless you get it from some other site.

    • Dela G

      you cannot watch yankees games if you live in the local areas they are playing on tv.

      so you cannot watch them if you live in NY, some of NJ, and in the ATL(tonight at least)

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      You can go through proxy servers, but it is very inconsistent. Probably out of luck.

  • handtius

    This dude is getting strike calls in the fricken batters box.

  • Reggie C.

    Hanson owns Posada.

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

    Tommy Hanson’s curveball has mind control over Jorge.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      +1.

  • Yankee1010

    Well, the bright side is that they only left 1 runner on base that inning.

    • e mills

      lol

  • John

    Jorge=Ugly today

  • charlespoet

    This team is just awful right now offensively. Posada looks like he is channeling ARod.

  • Tank the Frank

    Is it possible to strike out on the same pitch 3 consecutive times? Does he not remember he struck out on a curveball the last two times up… and that he’s proooooobably going to throw you one there.

  • dkidd

    tough day for jorge

  • dan

    7 straight games against sub .500 teams and were gonna be 2-5, embarrising

    • Quikksand

      Yeah

  • Dorian

    My day is complete. Bread, Water, and Jesus with an RBI single.

    • Brian

      62 pitches in 5. Vintage Wang!
      All thanks to J.J. ‘Putz’ Wang in the cradle.

      Uh, strike that from the record.

  • Jim

    How many losses before we stop sending Wang out? 10?

    • John

      seriously?

      • Charlie

        i don’t care how “good” he looked tonight, he gave up 3 runs and counting in not even 5 innings yet. Hughes starting gives us a much better chance at winning

        • JobaWockeeZ

          And again if the offense pulled through people would STFU about Wang already.
          Apparently when it comes to CMW people would rather have a sucky one to a good one. That is truly mind boggling.

        • Tony

          Really? 5 innings and 3 runs from Wang and you are saying Hughes gives a better chance to win? I mean, Hughes has only gone more than 5 twice this year.

          Look, I like Hughes, but he’s still inconsistent. It’s likely to be that way for the whole year. The Yankees need to see if Wang can gain his form because they need to find a guy to consistently eat innings.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Hughes starting gives us a much better chance at winning

          He does.

          Fixing Wang gives us a better chance of winning in October, though.

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    REGARDLESS of how this game plays out, I bet all the so called Yankees “fans” are going to complain about CMW’s performance tonight.

    • Tank the Frank

      See above.

      Because it’s not as if that fat ole zero in the Yankees score column is making any difference.

    • Charlie

      are you asian?

      • AsianShuutoHeat

        Father is half-German/Chinese.
        Mother is Chinese/Japanese.

        YEP.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Are you hot? Do you throw pitches?

          • AsianShuutoHeat

            I am what everyone calls “double jointed”, my parents never allowed me to contend in school sports (sucks).

            Started to play with a few college buddies a few years back and I’ve been pitching on my friend’s rec-team.

            And yes I can pitch, albeit I’m not that good… but it gets by against these rec-leaguers. Although I’m off the team this current summer due to a series of injuries to my right leg/ankle.

            and yes I am currently sweating.

    • John

      plenty already have

  • Charlie

    God this team FUCKING SUCKS. It’s impossible to deny at this point. And now all the crazy “optimists” tell me that i’m not a real yankee fan, but trust me, I am. That’s why its so hard to watch.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I wonder how it was like for you in the early ’90s.

      • Charlie

        i didn’t watch much baseball in the early 90s so it wasn’t that bad

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Then you really haven’t seen “OMFG THEY SUCK” when you see how bad they were. Unless of course they get 95 losses this season. And really the Yankees are always better after the All star break so we’re not out.

          • Charlie

            i know their better after the AS break, but the problem is we have been losing to some bad, bad teams and have had lots of scoring opportunities and capitalized on very few. We’ll be down 5 games if we lose tonight, and i’m sure the schedule will get tougher soon

            • JobaWockeeZ

              5 gamers is a lot but last year they were on an 8 game winning streak after the ASB and with a rotation like that we should be red hot this year. There will be plenty of opportunities against the Red Sox and maybe we can get vengeance and sweep all of our remaining games with them.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      We’re still the 5th best team in all of baseball.

      • Charlie

        yea, only problem is we’re in the fucking AL East

        • JobaWockeeZ

          While leading the wild card.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          If the season ended today, we make the playoffs.

    • Drew

      Uhh. Nah, they really don’t.

    • Buddy

      If by “suck” you mean one of the best in all MLB record-wise, you are correct.

      Become a Mariners fan… Then you’ll know what “suck” is. Right now you’re just a child acting out.

  • Drew

    Cubans are good at baseball.

  • dkidd

    that play by cano was extremely un-dominican

    • handtius

      +9

  • Dorian

    Good job by Wanger so far. No offense to speak of.

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

    Wow, I thought that was gone.

  • Tony

    Ugh, Escobar with that bloop hit. Wang’s gotta buckle down. If he gets through this inning unscathed, that’s gonna be a very good sign.

    Chipper with a towering … phew, it got caught.

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

      Seriously, didn’t that look/sound like a homer off the bat?

      • Tony

        yep.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I’ve been coming to this blog for a couple of years now but I can’t take the game threads anymore. Luckily these people that have nothing to add except how much everything/everyone sucks don’t come around in non-game threads.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      True that.

    • John

      hey there are sane people too

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I know but the amount of crap is unbelieveable.

    • Tank the Frank

      +1

    • Drew

      Lately it has been brutal.

    • Mike Pop

      I’ve been stayin’ away also, LiveFromNY. Feel the same way, not to mention when I’m not on them I don’t miss so much of the game!

      Haha, but i do enjoy these threads when I’m on them. All the snarky remarks and info shared. But ya, the trolls, irrational fans, and Matt ACTY correcting my grammar is brutal.

      But all the shenanigans and tomfoolery make for a plus.

    • Accent Shallow

      Don’t worry, the team is gonna go 162-0 with a staff ERA of 0.76, scoring 9 runs a game one of these years, and the game threads will be immaculate.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        0.76? That’s horrible. If we’d have moved Joba to the bullpen like I said, that ERA could have been 0.51.

        Girardi’s a moron.

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

    Hey, um, runs please?

  • jr

    Team looks lost at the plate

  • Tony

    Good job with the pitch call … they finally switched up and went inside on McCann.

  • Dorian

    I wish I could write this in small print. the yankees are currently in the playoffs ssssshhhhhhhhhhhh don’t tell anybody.

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

      Impossible.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      lol wat?

    • John

      Nah…LIAR!!!!!!!

      We suck…DFA everyone!

  • Drew

    That kid sucks!

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

      Gettin’ blown away.

  • John

    Everything went downhill after that Swisha bunt

  • Tank the Frank

    Bad luck sometimes plays a part. A-Rod, Swish and Melky have all hit one on the screws right at someone. Those are the only ones I remember though…

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    I’m kind of feeling a vintage Wang 3 runs in 8 innings line. Just have to score some runs on the bullpen, since Hanson not pitching into the 7th.

    Unless of course pinch hit for Wang this inning, then I’ll look like an idiot.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      And there you, please ignore the previous post

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yikes they did.

    • Tank the Frank

      Aaaaaaannnd scene…

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

    Brett ripped that ball.

    Come through here, Hideki.

  • Dela G

    GRIT GUTNER!

  • John

    im tired of this ump giving Tommy that outside call

  • Tony

    I don’t understand this call – have Wang sacrifice and save Matsui for a higher leverage situation later. They need to work Wang longer – he pitched a good outing, but still. That said, looks like Wang’s safe for another start.

    • Tank the Frank

      They’ll get him stretched out.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      That said, looks like Wang’s safe for another start.

      Yup.

    • Mike Pop

      John Kruk will say Wang gave them nothing tonight. Or wait, is that only for Joba?

  • Drew

    I wanted him to come back out but… come on Dek!

    • Drew

      On second thought. Wang needs more pitches, he’s been getting tired around 80, he needs to be stretched out more.

  • John

    Damnit ! Wang had only 62 pitches

  • charlespoet

    Yankees rank in Batting Average over the past 5 years with RISP.
    08: 10

    07: 2

    06: 5

    05: 7

    04: 7

    03: 10

    2009 – Yankees rank 2nd in AL in GIDP = 26 BA = .264 (9th AL); OBP = .363 (6th AL)

    Of 14 teams in the AL, these stats prove exactly why the Yankees are average with RISP and struggling, these are average numbers.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wang’s at 62 pitches. Seems a little early to pull him, no?

    • charlespoet

      Not if you want them to ANY chance to score a run, which clearly as a team, they are frightened to do.

    • Dela G

      well i think they wanted to see if they could get instant offense with matsui instead of an auto out. NL baseball at its finest…

      • charlespoet

        probably. At this point, with the way they are hitting, not sure it will make much of a difference offensively. From a defensive perspective, gives Hughes more innings.

      • Yankee1010

        But somehow, this is how baseball “should” be played. Yep, let’s have someone who has no business hitting stand in there with a bat as a free out. Ugh. I hate the NL.

    • Tony

      i don’t agree with the move, but trying to make a reasoning for Eiland/Girardi –

      It’s a muggy day down there, Wang has pitched well through 5. Anderson and Kotchman both have seen Wang more than the other Braves, and their lefty bats/hitting style perhaps made Girardi worried that Wang would struggle?

      Eh …

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Girardi should send Wang to the mound next inning. See if Bobby Cox notices that he wasn’t at the plate.

    Worst case scenario, they play the rest of the game under protest.

    • AsianShuutoHeat

      +1

    • Mike Pop

      I enjoyed it.

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      (golf clap)

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    As its been said many times in this thread already, National League baseball is terrible. Wang is pitching well, 62 pitches through 5 and he’s taken out for a pinch hitter. I hate it.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      +1.

    • Jersey

      Give him Groucho Glasses. He’ll never know.

      • Jersey

        Dag! Wrong reply.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Every other league in the world uses the DH. NPB, International play, college, everyone.

  • John

    if Matsui doesn’t get on it’ll be a waste

  • FC

    Eh, do you really want Wang running the bases if he makes contact? I realize its early to pull him, but your bullpen is rested and why risk Wang batting.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      That foot injury was a freak thing, he’s not Yao Ming, his feet aren’t going to break every time he runs.

      • FC

        Waddya trying to jinx him? : )

  • Drew

    It’s telling that with 3.2 innings left in the game we pull our starter for a PH.

  • Charlie

    Why the fuck would you PH with Matsui??? Wang threw 62 fuckin pitches!!! If he’s gonna pitch, let the guy pitch you dumbass manager.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      It has nothing to do with the pitcher, he’s trying to put runs on the board which they’ve had a hard time doing lately. Is it a bit early and slight panicky? Yes, but it’s in no way an indictment of Wang’s performance.

  • John

    Can the ump please calling that outside pitch for a strike!!!!

  • Jobamania

    this is the exact reason why our bullpen has been so bad at times. Does joe girardi not understand what bullpen roles are? He has no fucking idea. He claims hughes is his high leverage guy and he’s warming up for the 6th? How can a bullpen be successful when no one has a fucking CLUE when they will be called in to pitch?

    Aceves rangers from 2nd inning to 8th inning
    Hughes is supposed to be a 7th-8th inning guy, and he basically only pitches on Wang days, and only like 2 innings at that.

    Makes no fucking sense.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      If you are in the bullpen, you have one role, and only one: to get outs when you are told to enter the game.

      It’s really that simple.

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

        +1

      • Jobamania

        Yeah if only it was that easy. Girardi was excellent at managing the pen last year, this year he’s just fucking putrid.

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          It really is that easy. Anyone who tells you differently is sensationalizing.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah our bullpen is flat out terrible. Joba to teh 8th!!!!1
      Because our bullpen of Mo, Aceves, D-Rob, Bruney, Coke and Hughes is realllly bad.

    • A.D.

      Aceves rangers from 2nd inning to 8th inning

      When the starter leaves in the 2nd inning then roles are going to be changed, there isn’t a 2nd inning guy in the pen.

      I don’t think theres been any secret that Hughes piggybacks Wang.

      • Jobamania

        yeah its called having a long reliever. If aceves is the long reliever then fine, but don’t fucking bring him in the 8th inning then

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          Because Aceves has been so awful in the eighth inning this year.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      He has used Hughes to back up Wang every damn time. If Hughes didn’t know he was pitching after Wang, he must be high.

      • Jobamania

        in every post game he talks about how hughes is his high leverage guy now.

      • Marcus

        IETC

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      All of this it batshit insane.

  • handtius

    that is a bad move pinch hitting for wang…pitch count at 62?

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    i love gardner hes a very good weapon on are team.

  • Jersey

    Gardy on the bathpaths: you can’t stop him, you can only contain him!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And the people who are containing him are unfortunately his own team.

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

    Tying run at the plate. Let’s fucking go Yankees.

  • Tank the Frank

    Sets up the ooooooooole’ DP ball for the Cap!

  • Dela G

    nice job hideki with the walk

  • Charlie

    We fucking HAVE to score here

  • Dela G

    great job by the yankees to get the kid out early. Moylan is good, so lets hope we can get to him. I can’t remember if Moylan is their submariner, but i saw him a few games ago on mlb.tv. Let’s hope we can get to him.

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

    The cable/FiOS ads have become annoying now.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I think the cable guy is gay now. Which is kinda funny.

  • John

    Jinxes be damned…Jeter FINALLY comes through here (he has to, it’s like his 5th big spot in the past 3 games)

  • Charlie

    the setup/closers on the braves are ridiculously good. if we’re still losing when we see gonzalez/soriano, it’ll be real tough

    • Dorian

      The same Gonzalez who just gave up the walk off to NICK GREEN?

  • Dorian

    How sad am I? I don’t even really care we are losing. I just want to see THE GREAT PHIL HUGHES.

  • Quikksand

    come on yanks

  • Tony

    There goes the quality start for Hanson …

    C’mon score 4 runs for Wang now …

    ____________

    On a side note, here’s hoping the heat helps Wang, well, heat up a bit. Here’s hoping for a hot day next Sunday.

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    Is Hanson drunk? lol I swear it looks like they just fished him out of a gigantic vat of rum…

    • Accent Shallow

      He was born in Oklahoma.

      • AsianShuutoHeat

        +1000

  • Accent Shallow

    I am terrified. Heavy ground ball pitcher, 1st and 2nd, 1 out, Jeter up. Hoping for a short line drive to right.

    • Accent Shallow

      And of course.

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

    Let’s go, Derek. Gotta bring at least one home here.

    And “strike” one was inside, IMO.

    • John

      like at least 12-15 other strikes

  • Tank the Frank

    Re: Wang being taken out

    Right now it’s all about winning games. The Yankees needed a PH there with the way the offense is going. A big reason they have Hughes in the pen is b/c he was stretched out enough that he could be a backup should Wang shit the bed again. I also think Girardi wants to again get Hughes stretched out and pitch 2 innings… which he has yet to do.

  • ARX

    ……………

  • Yankee1010

    Nope. Why score?

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

    Ooooooooooooooooof course.

  • BigBlueAL

    Didnt see that coming.

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

    Derek Jeter has made a career of hitting outside pitches to the right side. So he decides to try and pull one and bangs into another DP. Awesome.

  • Mike Pop

    That was ruff.

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

      Just the way your mother likes it, Pop.

      • Mike Pop

        I thought it was my Dad?

  • Jobamania

    captain double play to the rescue

  • dkidd

    i grew up watching jim “6-4-3” rice but i’ve never seen anyone like jeter

  • Dela G

    unelieveable

    captain double play

  • Quikksand

    Captain Double play does it again.

  • Tank the Frank

    Oh. My. God.

  • charlespoet

    Say hello to 3rd place. Another GIDP. At least they will lead the league in something.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Say hello to 3rd place.

      Even if we lose this game, we’re still in second place and still leading the wildcard.

      Calm down.

  • Charlie

    I’m really not liking hughes the reliever even though he’s been lights out. the guy is a starter and needs to build his innings up. Either trust wang and send hughes to scranton or replace wanger with hughes in the rotation, but this hughes bullpen bull shit has gotta end soon

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He’ll likely be in the rotation after Joba get’s shut down. They’re possibly shutting down Hughes now to use his innings after Joba gets shut down. Saves innings for later I suppose if he’s in the pen. But yeah he won’t be in the bullpen forever.

    • Tony

      I don’t disagree, I think Hughes should be at AAA. That said, I think they’ll keep it this way for the forseeable future. Wang looked good today, and with the rotation not exactly crisp, and the pen needing depth, I think Girardi sticks with this. If the rotation gets on a roll, who knows, maybe they change their mind.

  • HEY YANKEE FANS,

    i hate baseball

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Baseball is a game that requires patience and perspective. If you don’t have those things, you should do yourself a favor and find a new sport to enjoy, because baseball will chew up your heart and shit on your ego if you lack patience and perspective.

    • handtius

      sweet. go away.

  • DGeezy

    it seems like every time gardner steals a base for us lately, he never crosses home plate bc we’re always blowing it.

    • Tank the Frank

      Right on. The other day with one out.. he stole 2nd… then he stole 3rd… but we stranded him there.

  • Charlie

    FUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKK THIS TEAM!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I know we are not this bad…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      We’re not.

      It’s baseball. Shit happens.

  • Yankees Brawl

    Well Wang did his job. this offence is anemic.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Now this is getting to the point of ridiculous. It’s like the baseball gods just take all the hitting powers of the Yankees with RISP.

  • John

    fukin Jeter

  • Ivan

    Jeter is just annoying the fuck outta me with the DP’s

  • Drew

    We can’t seem to shake this stank on the ol’ hang low.

  • Jersey

    Could have been worse.

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

      How? A DP is the worst possible outcome in that situation.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        No one got injured?

    • Yankee1010

      Yep. Someone could have been injured.

    • Dela G

      he’s lucky there was one out, I KNOW he can hit into a triple play

    • A.D.

      I mean I guess someone could have gotten hurt…but outside of that.

  • Jobamania

    Its also great when we’re trying to stretch out wang and we take him out at 62 pitches
    excellent management

    • Arman Tamzarian

      They need offense, the bullpen has shown they can hold it lately. Take advantage of the opportunities. Though, I really wanted to see Wang go further.

  • Charlie

    joel zumaya just threw 101 according to gameday. i don’t get how anyone could possibly hit him

    • Charlie

      actually, he just hit 103 a few batters ago

    • Jobamania

      easy when you just sit on a fastball

      he has a change but not nearly as good
      micah just bombed off him

      • Charlie

        “Easy when you just sit on a fastball” Dela G’s explanation was reasonable, but its just retarded when you say it’s “easy” to hit a 103 mph fastball. I would love to see you do it.

    • Dela G

      just because you throw 100+ doesn’t make you unhittable. He throws a flat fastball, which is why people can hit him. Randy Johnson and nolan ryan threw 100+ with a shitload of movement, which is why no one could hit them

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      joel zumaya just threw 101 according to gameday. i don’t get how anyone could possibly hit him

      Armando Benitez and Kyle Farnsworth say hello.

  • BigBlueAL

    Shit, Braves broadcast just had a Hughes fastball at 96 mph.

    • John

      so did gameday

  • RunnerS122

    I told the person next to me that I would bet 20 dollars that Jeter would GIDP when he came to bat.

  • Wolf Williams

    But remember, everyone…… there’s nothing wrong with any of this. It’s just baseball. Tomorrow’s another day. Next inning is another inning. Next at bat is another at bat. The next pitch is all we need to think about. There are ups and downs. Shit happens. It’s no one’s fault. These guys are trying. Cut them some slack. There’ll be days (even weeks…. months?) like this. Don’t panic. We’re really, really… REALLY!… a good team. You’ll see.

    We’ll all see.

    It’s just baseball. It’s just baseball. It’s just baseball……

    • Jobamania

      how long can we keep saying theres always tomorrow?

      We’re getting embarrassed by these weak NL teams. Not to mention our 0-8 against boston, losing record to philly, and probably tampa(not sure about this one)

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

      The Yankees are currently leading the Wild Card race. Did you know that?

  • John

    Phil hit 96

    • Tony

      It’s pen work. Guys let it rip.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Put him in the ‘pen!

  • Dorian

    “His curveball has more snap to it” Come on Kay even for you that’s a bit of a reach. Oh yeah did anyone else hear Fatcessa say today that Nolan Ryan wasn’t a great pitcher?

    • Accent Shallow

      Nolan Ryan, while a great pitcher, is wildly overrated.

  • charlespoet

    Do you think the Yankees could score with bases loaded zero outs and a wild pitch?

    I am guessing no.

    • Jobamania

      chances are the catcher would pull a mauer and tag the runner out

  • Mac

    Phranchise.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday has multiple 96s from Hughes against Kotchman. (Well, 95.6 and 95.8. Whatever. Remember when people were afraid he’d never break 90?)

    Still not totally crazy about yanking Wang early. Yeah, they need offense, but they have to get Wang right, and another inning or two could go a long way towards that end. 62 pitches is nothing.

  • http://don'tworrythenatsarecomingtotown.... Jason Joker

    why can’t hughes get in rotation! he throwing well. Hope they dont make the wrong decision with him too.

  • Reggie C.

    hughes = overpowering

    never thought i’d say that.