• JobaWockeeZ

    Why did Girardi get ejected? I missed it =/

    • Jersey

      Gardner was wrongly called out on a pickoff at 1st. Argument ensued.

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

        Girardi H-A-D to get thrown out there. Needed to do something to fire up the troops.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Thank you. Girardi should really get ejected more often. Perfect way to get this slumping team energy.

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

          Don’t you listen to Francesa? The veterans all hate his guts. They would cheer if he was thrown out, so they don;t have to look at him.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Oh right sorry Francesa is always right. The vets hate Girardi and Girardi does a horrible job of talking to the vets.

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

      Arguing an atrocious call by the ump. Gardner got called out on a pickoff when he was clearly back in time.

      Might have made that Cervelli homer a two-run job.

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

        Or he (more likely) might not have hit one, since the situation was completely different. You don’t see many HR’s on hit and run plays.

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

    Joba grew up wanting to be Chipper Jones?

    I thought he wanted to be Mike Franscesa.

    • Accent Shallow

      He wanted to impregnate Hooters girls?

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

        Well come on, who doesn’t?

  • Jersey

    Now we just need Joba, Bruney and Mo to hold it down and thanks for comin’ out.

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

      Maybe an out or two from Phil Phranchise, but I’m with ya.

  • Drew

    Damnit chip

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

    That was a filthy breaking ball.

  • Drew

    God I hate the NL. Friggin BP phone already…

  • handtius

    Joba can have my man-child.

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

      But think how much more awesome he’d be in the bullpen!!!!!!!!

      • handtius

        Joba to the bullpen = no man-child.

  • Zach

    I thought you cant get swing and misses without a 96mph fastball

  • Dela G

    Joba is so filthy the trashman needs to come clean up those braves hitters after the breaking ball

    • Dela G

      terrible joke, sounded better in my head

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

    Nice little outing by the fat kid from Nebraska.

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

      Come on. 86 pitches, let him start the next inning.

      I want Tony Pena fired immediately.

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

        OK, OK. He let Joba hit. Pena can keep his job for another inning or two.

  • IvanS

    Worst part of that inning was definitely the call at first. However, if Gardner’s still on base (assuming that Cervelli doesn’t HR) when Joba’s spot comes up, they may have Ph’d for him. It’s the best for him to still be in the game.

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

      Yeah. If Gardner doesn’t get picked off, who knows how the inning unfolds. Maybe Frankie doesn’t even hit the HR because he’s getting entirely different pitches.

      Meh. It is what it is. I’ll take what we got, and so would Joe G.

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

    So if the Yanks go 1-2-3, you send Joba out for the 7th, no?

    • Drew

      Why wouldn’t you?

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Save his pitches and his innings for another day, maybe in October?

        • Drew

          We gotta win tonight broski.

    • giselle

      that’s why im hoping they go 1-2-3. keep joba in the game.. dang it, swish. oh well :)

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Who is going to make the call on whether Joba gets another inning? I would assume Girardi. If they pull him, I would not be happy, unless his spot comes up with a shot to put the game away (bases loaded, no one out).

  • Drew

    I want Jober out for more. Let him cleanup this inning.

  • Jamal G.

    The Yanks are batting .667 with a HR and 3 RBI after the Girardi ejection. Clearly, Bobby Cox has been on to something all this time.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Isn’t it 4 RBI?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah I’m an idiot forget it.

  • Dorian

    The best ERA in the starting rotation belongs to?

  • donttradecano

    Ivan, Tommie-

    what do you guys think of all the speculation today, especially the drafting jordan hill then signing and trading lee for rubio?

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

      I didn’t hear that speculation.

      Lee is eminently available, as he should be. I heard we were down on Rubio.

      As we should be.

      • donttradecano

        i saw it on draftexpress.com. im not a rubio fan and still want jennings. and if they were to buy the 28th pick as speculated i wouldnt mind one of the following if available:

        8- Evans 28- AJ Price
        8- Jennings 28- Danny Green
        8- Jennings 28- Wayne Ellington

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

          All three of those 28 picks would be pretty huge reaches. I don’t think Price, Green, or Ellington have much of a shot to ever contribute to an NBA team.

          • donttradecano

            maybe price and ellington but i disagree on green. he can shoot and rebound well, and would be great role player and a champ calber team. which the knicks will have in 2010.

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

              Actually, Green is the best and smallest reach of the three.

              A.J. Price can, will, and should go undrafted. He’s nothing at all special.

      • BigBlueAL

        It’ll be Stephen Curry. Its destiny and alot of smokescreen ahead of them. Curry will be there at #8.

      • Ivan

        Heared the trade between the Wiz and Wolves today?

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

          Yup. The Wolves think they can turn those two picks into Rubio and Thabeet by moving up a little more. I don’t see how they end up with both.

          • Ivan

            Hey, even if they can’t get both though, they have alot of picks especially some high ones and definitely can draft high some serious talent. The Wolves just wanna get away from the McHale era as soon as possible.

            It’s hard to believe that the Wolves could of had a tandom Roy/Jefferson on the same team.

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

              True. I’m not saying the trade was bad, it was great for them.

              I just don’t see how they get both Thabeet or Rubio. It’s more likely they end up with Thabeet and Holiday or Rubio and Hill or something like that.

              • Ivan

                I certainly see that no question. Still a very good haul of talent. Thabeet might make more sense considering you need some talent at the big man position to take off pressure of Al Jefferson especially considering you play in the western conference.

                Hopefully Al Jefferson recovers from that knee injury.

                • donttradecano

                  imagine a team of tyreke evans, stephen curry, kevin love and al jefferson.

      • handtius

        I thought Knicks fans like Lee?

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

          I liked Lee when he was cheap.

          When he’s no longer cheap… meh.

        • donttradecano

          he supposedly wants 10 mil a year. thanks but no thank.

    • Ivan

      Didn’t hear that rumor.

      • donttradecano

        If Stephen Curry is indeed off the board as expected, Hill appears to be a very strong target for the New York Knicks, particularly their head coach Mike D’Antoni. The front office seems to be leaning towards Jrue Holiday, but could be swayed towards selecting Hill instead, especially if they feel like they can sign and trade David Lee to Oklahoma City for the rights to Ricky Rubio.

        http://www.draftexpress.com/blog/Jonathan-Givony/#Word-on-the-Street-June-24th-The-Latest-3283

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

          Holiday >>>>>>>>>> Hill

          • http://www.twitter.com/TheManchine Bruno

            2nd

          • donttradecano

            agreed but Brandon Jennings>>>>>>>>>>>>>Holliday

        • Ivan

          I,ve heard of the sign and trade of Lee for Rubio. Hey if the Knicks can get Rubio and Hill, that’s a pretty good haul. Nevertheless, I think Knicks will take Holliday and should take Holliday.

          • donttradecano

            theres also the QRich for Darko trade that will done by friday.

            • Ivan

              I heard that too. I can live wit dat. Q-Rich is basically useless.

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

                True. So’s Darko, though.

                That entire trade is one big “meh”.

                • donttradecano

                  Darko can atleast block shots and pass. which would help the knicks.

                • Ivan

                  Yea, but at least with Darko, you can at least salvage something and he has size.

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

            I still like Jennings over Holiday, but we’re splitting tiny, tiny hairs at that point.

            • Ivan

              Jennings has the higher ceiling but Holliday might be the most complete pg in this draft arguebaly.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    SWISH!!

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

    He’s so not an everyday player.

  • ARX

    Swisher you stat padder.

  • Zach

    genius move by Girardi for putting swish back in line up

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

    Nick Swisher: Your darkhorse AL All-Star candidate.

  • IvanS

    Have they broken out finally?

  • Drew

    /fistpump

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    This team looks listless. Too many home runs, not enough grit.

  • Zach

    sick play

  • Greg

    SWISHER!!!!!!! JOE GIRARDI IS A GENIUS!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Don’t know if this was already noted, but apparently Tim Battle has been released

    • Jersey

      Didn’t catch that. Kinda forgot about that guy.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        I’ve only been following the farm for a couple of years, and it seemed like he had been around forever when I started.

        • Jersey

          Yeah, since 2003. Parts of six years.

  • Jamal G.

    The Yanks are now batting .625 with two HR and four RBI after the Girardi ejection.

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

    I’ve been very impressed by Escobar’s defense these two games.

    • whozat

      That play was dirrrty.

      Do you PH for Joba now?

      Apparently not!

      I like!

  • charlespoet

    Apparently the formula is Girardi ejected and Cervelli HR and just like that, the perfect elixir.

  • Dorian

    HELL YEA SWISH… HOW BOUT DAT ABRAHAM?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Abraham likes Swisher’s game. Thinks he does stupid stuff, but actually advocated moving him up in the order.

  • Jersey

    With a 3-run lead, I definitely think you leave Joba out there to start the 7th, right?

    • whozat

      And, hopefully, finish it :-)

      It’s the bottom of the order, I’d hope Girardi won’t get all cute with mix-n-match unless Joba starts running up his pitch count. I figure he has 20, 25 pitches left, MAX. Or one inning, whichever happens first.

  • handtius

    hmmmm….swish.

  • Drew

    Yayy, here comes jober

  • BigBlueAL

    Its obvious why they have exploded now. Once Girardi got thrown out, they were thrilled he wasnt the manager anymore. Zing!!!!

    • IvanS

      I’m using that one…

    • whozat

      Hey-o!

      (memorial shoutout to Ed!)

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

        It’s weird now that two of the three announcers in that NY Lotto commercial are dead.

        Only Johnny Gilbert remains…

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

          What are the odds . . . . . .

          • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

            Icwudt!

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

              GLAD SOMEBODY DID!!

              The subtle stuff rarely works.

  • Greg

    If Cervelli doesn’t reach, just let Joba hit.

  • Dela G

    man it feels great to have offense once again

    JOBA COMING BACK!

    yes!

  • Drew

    Fuck bunting, he ripped one and had the right approach the next AB.

    • Dela G

      i agree, let him fucking hit

    • Zach

      sarcasm i hope

      • Drew

        nah man, I know he’s not a professional hitter but he’s had a great approach tonight. Most AL pitchers just bunt but I’da like to have seen him swing away.

        • Drew

          BTW I’m not ripping Pena or anything, I said that before he even squared to bunt.

      • whozat

        …no…why?

        He DID rip the first one, and hit a liner the opposite way in his 2nd AB.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      I have no interest in having him on the bases there. It probably hurts you more than it helps.

      • Drew

        He’s got to get a hit in order to do that.. Then it would most likely be 1st and 3rd with one out, he doesn’t have to run much.

  • Jamal G.

    Heh, didn’t one commenter dub Jeff Bennett the “human gas can” on that blog RAB had the series Q & A with?

  • handtius

    Joba needs to hit a homerun…I would laugh his whole trip around the bases…I bet he runs them like the Babe (I know I mentioned it before, but I really want to see it).

  • Zach

    nice swings jeter

  • Jamal G.

    Jeter got pwnt in that AB.

  • Tank the Frank

    Set em up and sit em down Joba.

  • Jersey

    DFA that shortstop.

    I kid!

  • Dela G

    damn it jeter

  • Zach

    I wonder if Francesa is watching Arroyo in Toronto

  • Dorian

    What a job by Bronson Arroyo huh?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Fatcessa must be having a fit that Joba is doing well. I hate that guy so much. Between the crap he throws about Girardi and the incessant Joba to the pen crap how does he have a job? I know 10 year olds who could do better commentary.

    • Zach

      he’ll make up and talk crap about Joba until the day he retires.
      Joba’s an embarassment, belongs in minors as a starter, 4 inning pitcher, not electrifying enough, needs to grow up, better as 8th inning, Greinke has a much better K:BB then him, etc

      • Yankees_Universe

        Also, now he thinks 6IP, 3ER is not a quality start, It should be 6 IP , 2ER…why? because he thinks that is more appropriate..

        • Zach

          6IP 2ER is a 3.00 ERA. If a pitcher goes out and throws 30 starts to a 3.00 i dont think “quality” is the correct adjective

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Phil studding it out in the pen.

  • Dela G

    arroyo has been money at times

    i watched him destroy the astros earlier this year on tv

    • Zach

      every pitcher has been money at times

      he’s give up 5+ runs SEVEN times this year

  • YankeeScribe

    Francisco Cervelli is the answer

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

      Are we playing Jeopardy?

      OK, OK, I got it.

      “What Yankee Catcher will be in Scranton Wilkes Barres by July 1st?”

    • Zach

      whats the question?

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

      Francisco Cervelli Allen Iverson is the answer

      Fixed.

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        June 24th, 2009 at 9:20 pm
        Francisco Cervelli Allen IversonLebron or NICK SWISHER is the answer
        Fixed

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

          I tip my cap to you, sir.

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

    .283 OBP for Jeff Francour

  • Drew

    Jober <3’s his fastball and I do too.

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

    96 in the 7th.

    And again, much much much love for Kelly Johnson’s walk up music.

    • Jersey

      What it is?

      • Jersey

        I mean…what is it?

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

          “Your Love” by The Outfield. Midtown does a nice cover of it as well.

  • Joebrah

    just seems strange that they let joba go out to hit, isn’t it?

    i mean, i’m all for him continuing to pitch, but they’ve got their little pitch count meter on him. he’s going to be yanked very very soon.

    why not have matsui come up?

    3 run lead has historically not been enough for this bullpen.

    • Jersey

      I agree with letting him hit there. He’s been cruising and only at ~80 pitches at the time I believe.

      • Joebrah

        i would agree with this if the organization didn’t have their stupid little pitch max on him.

        he was 14 pitches away from it when he got up to the plate.

  • Professor Oak

    THERES THE HEAT: 96 MPH FASTBALL TO FRANCOEUR

  • Dela G

    joba needs to stop throwing opposite of what the catcher wants

    its quite annoying

    • Drew

      I disagree. The catchers need to learn the pitcher not the other way around. The pitcher needs to throw what he wants when he wants, it’s his name that goes next to the decision.

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

    95 pitches, last batter for Joba.

  • Andrew

    come on joba!

  • e mills

    Cashman is in town to tell Joba to shave that beard

  • Andrew

    damnit!

  • Greg

    Gotta yank him now. 1-2 count and he leaves it up there.

  • Dela G

    damn it, i thought he would get a double play ball

    let him finish this inning

  • Drew

    Oh pooter, Get out of it Jober! Just say no to Coke!

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

    I support the decision to let Joba hit and give him this inning.

    If we pull him here, though, that’s totally fine, mmmmmkay, Tony Peña? kthxbai.

  • BigBlueAL

    Shouldnt have thrown another FB. Shouldve gone back to the slider.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      +1.

    • e mills

      you know that’s from all the coaches and probably Jorge telling him to finish hitters off and stop knit-picking the corners w/ sliders and stuff…

  • Dela G

    well i guess they are taking him out, let him learn from his mistakes. But thats why i am watching on tv and not the manager

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Crud.

  • uu

    Can’t any of these starters nail it down in the later innings?

  • Drew

    Cokie isn’t in my good graces yet, I hope he gets this shit done though.

    • Dela G

      me too

    • Drew

      …see what i mean

      • Dela G

        he’ll get out of it

        you just watch

      • Dela G

        like i said, he got out

  • Joba-to-the-pen

    Another good job for Joba.Thats “Good Job” not great just good.Joba is not gonna get better he will be a good #2 pitcher.Like Mussina when he came to the Yankees.

    • Zach

      “Joba is not gonna get better”

      yeah no 23 year old ever improves

    • Arman Tamzarian

      He’s 23

    • Yankee1010

      Wow. There is ignorance all over the place here and it’s only 2 lines. Impressive.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Not get better? I beg to differ. I believe he’ll be able to have more control than right now and him without the walks = godly.

    • handtius

      Yeah. He’s so old he has no room to grow. Can’t get any better, Nope. Better off in the pen…

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

      Are you shitting me? I mean come the hell on. What more do you want the guy to do?

    • J

      i’d be satisfied if joba turned out to be a good #2 starter ala Mike Mussina. in fact, saying that Joba’s career might be as good as Mussina’s is a great compliment.

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

        +1

  • Zach

    damn that was close

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

    NICK SWISHER IS GOOD AT BASEBALL.

    • handtius

      I had half a heart attack.

  • Dorian

    ATTA BOY SWISH

  • Dela G

    damn nick swisha with a grrrrreat play

  • BigBlueAL

    Nothing ever comes easy anymore.

  • Yankee1010

    I like Coke, but damn, does he give up some shots to lefties.

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

      I’d like to know why Bruney wasn’t brought in there instead of Coke. That’s the high leverage spot, I’d use my best setup guy right there. I guess we’ll find out next inning if he’s available.

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

    I thought Swisher couldn’t play defense.

    • Drew

      He makes the tough plays, just sometimes falters on the can o’ corns.

      • Drew

        *Can’s o’ corn? hmm

  • J

    if swish misses that, the season is over

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I thought the season was over yesterday. they’re just playing because they’re bound contractually.

    • ranger11

      How can the season be over when we’re in the lead for the wild card?

  • RunnerS122

    Would it be too much to ask for a few more insurance runs?

  • Professor Oak

    Joba did well, his error hurt a little though

    • RunnerS122

      If the pitcher commits the error, is he still charged with that earned run since its still his fault the runner reached base?

      • Zach

        gameday has 3R, 2ER

      • Drew

        no, unearned.

      • http://www.twitter.com/TheManchine Bruno

        The offense didn’t earn it.

  • Ivan

    I thought Swisher was a 4th outfielder.

    • Dela G

      haha he’s a terrible avg hitter, but the guy slugs with the best of em. I love him being on this team. It makes me very happy to see him play every day. Much more fun than old ass abreu

  • Andrew

    that ball would’ve been gone at Yankee Stadium. Coke scares me a little.

    • Zach

      you can play that game during every away game

    • Drew

      it should.

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

      Well, it’s a hell of a drug.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Isn’t that a critique of the stadium not the pitcher?

  • Drew

    Mo money hasn’t pitched in a week. No worries though.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Remember that game against Johan Santana? Was that 10 years ago or 20?

  • Quikksand

    Thank the lord for Swisher.

  • Jamal G.

    Nice job, assholes (both Kotchman and O’Flaherty).

  • Zach

    the season’s over, why is Damon hustling?

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

    Mark Teixeira >>>>>>>>>>> Casey Kotchman

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Mark Teixeira’s salary >>>>>>>>>>> Casey Kotchman

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

        Meh, he’s better offensively and defensively, he might as well be better paid as well.

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          I mean, yeah.

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

    Tex, make them pay for that mistake.

  • Brian

    I have always thought it is weird when you don’t get an earned run due to an error that you (the pitcher) made.

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

      Yeah that’s a stupid rule.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TheManchine Bruno

      The offense still didn’t “earn” the run regardless of who made the error.

  • Quikksand

    Base hit for Teix. LET’S GO YANKEES!

  • Greg

    Well, what do you know. Those hits are finally finding the holes. They didn’t just magically learn how to hit, it’s variance. The turnaround might be tonight’s game.

  • Quikksand

    wild pitch, runners move up!

  • IvanS

    Two hits and 4 RBIs would go a long way to getting this guy’s head straight.

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

    But I thought teams weren’t afraid of Pay-rod?

    • Drew

      What happened to bitch tits?

  • Drew

    Haha, Time for Robbie to work on that Bases Loaded avg.

    • Dela G

      i am thinking he hits a double down the right field line

      :)

      • Drew

        Fuck it! I’ll take that, whatever the hell it was. That’s a RBI.

        • Drew

          eh, no rbi

  • Quikksand

    IBB for A-rod

  • Dela G

    that stupid play was hilarious

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

    Okay. You all know my optimism knows no bounds but if they don’t get a run here, I’ll be pretty ticked.

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

    Man, that pitcher looked really “relieved” to give that walk to ARod.

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

      Well, yeah, but that’s because he pissed on his hands Posada-style.

  • Accent Shallow

    What a change — they unintentionally intentionally walk Tex to get to A-Rod, now they’re intentionally walking A-Rod.

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

    Need some tack on runs here . . . . .

  • J

    Robbie’s bound for a hit.

  • RunnerS122

    loading the bases with no outs for the teams best hitter (aka highest BA)???

  • Zach

    gritty play by cano!

  • Greg

    Cano is clutch!

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

    TEX WITH THE HUSTLE!!!!

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

    Well…they got a run…

  • Quikksand

    5-3 yankees!

  • Andrew

    Boy Cano’s situational hitting is brutal

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Shut up Braves.

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

      Bobby Cox should play the rest of this game under protest.

      /futility’d

    • Sam P.

      No matter what, it’s a run back for the horrible pickoff call on Gardner which cost the Yanks a run anyway.

  • Yankee1010

    Can Cano pretend like the bases aren’t loaded next time?

  • Dela G

    WOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD JOB BIG TEX!

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

    Stupid Baseball Rule #4,080:

    The base is inside the foul line but the basepath is outside the foul line.

  • Accent Shallow

    Delayed: other

    What’s the deal?

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Cano’s clogging the basepaths

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        +1.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Cox arguing Cano’s base path.

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

      Cox argument over the play. McCann threw to 1B to get Cano but the ball hit him. Cox claimed he was out of the basepath. He lost.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Braves complaining that Cano went out of the basepath.

  • Andrew

    very lucky there

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

    Tack on runs!!!

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

    6-3 baby.

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

      Nick Swisher makes productive outs.

  • Quikksand

    A-rod scores, 6-3 Yankees.

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

    Not perfect but a run’s a run. Way to go, Nick. I thought he couldn’t play situational baseball.

    • Zach

      he only walks, strike outs or hits a HR

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He should be on the bench. 240 average is terrible. Forget OBP or OPS, AVG is where its at.

  • J

    A gritty play by Robbie

    and finally a hit and run… with 3rd and 1st. we’ve been really missing that while in this slump.

  • tony from the bronx

    Cano should not be hitting 5th Can he at lest hustle or is he that slow?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah Cano is teh sux0r!
      you’d think people would stop being negative when we’re winning.

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

        Seriously, though, Cano shouldn’t be batting fifth.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Ehh I guess. He can hit but with RISP not so much. But isn’t it only for today since Jorge is getting the night off?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Arod, third to home, third to home, Arod.

  • handtius

    Watching the ATL broadcast. and they are bitching about the call at first with Cano…saying it seems all calls are going against the Braves and that Cano was WAY inside the line, not just running on it.

    • Ivan

      Yeah cuz that Gardner call was just killed the Braves.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TheManchine Bruno

      Nevermind that McCann was dam near in the on-deck circle trying to throw to 1B.

    • Zach

      all calls are going against the braves? did they see the gardner play?

    • Yankee1010

      Gardner’s “pickoff” says hello to them.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Swisher having a good game, Joba pitched well, Arroyo got killed= rough night for Mike Dup.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      McClouth flashed some leather, though, and got robbed of a HR by Turner Field, so all is not lost.

    • BigBlueAL

      Well McClouth does have a double and a nice play on defense.

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

    Gardner is so fast.

  • Dela G

    MAN IT FEELS GREAT TO WATCH THE YANKEES PLAY SOME SMALL BALL

    • Greg

      YES IT DOES! THE GRITTY AND GUTTY YANKEES GRINDED OUT 2 RUNS IN THAT INNING!

      • Dela G

        WHOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

        YANKEES ARE FINALLY SHOWING SOME LIFE

        THANKS GIRARDI FOR GETTING THE RALLY STARTED AND PENA FIRING UP A ROD

        • Drew

          WHY ARE WE YELLING?

          • Dela G

            BECAUSE THATS WHAT FRUSTRATED FANS THAT FINALLY SEE SOME OFFENSE DO

            plus it seemed cool :P

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

    ????

    The Cable guy with the red beard in the Verizon commercials is Gay?

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

      I think you’re reading too much into that commercial.

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

      He lives with a guy named ‘Ted’?

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I was thinking the same thing. Esp when the word betray comes into play.

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

          That’s the edited version.

          The original one said “First the Scandinavian boy with the full body wax, now THIS?!?”

  • Drew

    Pete Abe really needs to give up his comedy routine.
    “I don’t know how swish caught that ball, he took more turns than Danica Patrick…”

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

      Yeah, that’s weak.

      I would have went with “Turned his head more than Linda Blair” myself.

      • Accent Shallow

        +1

      • http://www.twitter.com/TheManchine Bruno

        IETC

  • J

    i love how gardner makes every routine play exciting.

  • Drew

    Amazing location by Bruney thru 3 pitches

    • Drew

      I’m an ass.

    • Zach

      and shitty the next 3

    • J

      can’t kay tell that bruney is throwing gas? but he’s lost the plate…

      • J

        sorry not supposed to be a reply haha

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Bruney gets diet tips from Edwar, apparently.

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

      . . and fashion advice from Rob Halford.

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

      Nevermind the svelte figure, what about the ruggedly handsome porn ‘stache?

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

        The shaved head with the 70’s porn stache makes him look like the 7th member of the Village People.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Bruney thinks he’s pitching to Posada.

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

        He must have stolen that from Giambi.

  • Zach

    So why isnt anyone calling for Mariano to be pitching now? facing batters 3-4-5, isnt this the most important part of the game?

    • Greg

      Up by 3 runs?

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

      Are you being serious? If you are, it’s a three run lead and neither the tying nor go ahead runs are on base.

      • Zach

        Just asking. Is this not the most important part of the game? Compared to facing the 6-7-8-9(PH) batters next inning?

    • Accent Shallow

      They’re up 3 runs, so there’s some room for error. If McCann reaches, I’d rather see Mariano than whoever they bring in.

      Unfortunately, thanks to Tony LaRussa, modern bullpen usage doesn’t allow the use of the closer in non-save situations.

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

      Then who closes the game? Mo doesn’t do 2 innings anymore, he’s 39 years old.

      • Zach

        didnt ask him to go 2 innings

  • Andrew

    Come on Bruney!

  • handtius

    Braves announcers still bitching.

    “Cano was 10FEET OUT OF THE BASEPATHS! Horrible horrible call. Could have cost them the game.”

    • Dela G

      i think that cervelli hr cost them the game

    • Ivan

      But Welke calling Gardner out was a mistake.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      I like that they have moved on to complaining about where the homeplate umpire was looking. Despite the fact that the first base ump was staring at the play.

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

      Ten feet? Really? They said ten feet?

      • Arman Tamzarian

        repeatedly

      • handtius

        No Joke. not at all. said 10 feet..and that his foot touched the grass, not, he was running on the grass, his foot “touched” the grass.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Well the Gardner pickoff also cost us the game. So it’s a draw.

  • Accent Shallow

    There’s the Brian Bruney I remember — issuing walks after being ahead 0-2.

    Buckle down, plz.

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

    Bruney’s making it a bit too interesting for my liking.

  • Tom Zig

    Anyone notice that Bruney’s hat is really different?

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

      No patch, wonder why.

      • Dela G

        yeah his hat has been like that since he came back. I wonder how he ordered that

        • Arman Tamzarian

          He’s protesting against the new stadium

    • LiveFromNewYork

      We’ve had this conversation like 72 times.

      • Tom Zig

        really?

        • LiveFromNewYork

          he bought it in front of the bowling alley from one of those “vendors.”

          • handtius

            +1

  • Drew

    KS: Mariano is cheering on Bruney down in the pen.
    Mo: /Yawn

  • Quikksand

    Struck him out!

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

    Bruney’s mustache is marvelous.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TheManchine Bruno

      Pornlicious

  • Tom Zig

    Micheal Kay: Garret Anderson never seems excited

    code for:

    he hates baseball more than Adam Dunn

    • Zach

      JP is that you?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      ietc

  • handtius

    They need to shut up about this basepath crap…

    “we should make sure to check with Cox after the game on hwat the umpire said”

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Let’s talk about Gardner’s non pickoff crap

  • Quikksand

    Let’s go bruney! Let’s get out of this inning without any damage!

  • Drew

    Pete Abe:
    “Yankees now lead 6-3. I predicted 5-2 back at 8:40. Gotta give me props.”
    He must’ve mentioned that he thought the Yanks would win after Girardi was tossed about 4 time. Does he want an award or something?

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

      PeteAbe = Axl

      “I CALLED IT!!!!!”

      • Drew

        ahahaha
        ietc

      • handtius

        bravo my friend, bravo.

    • Greg

      I like his blog for updates on the team, but he’s awful otherwise. Most of his posts now are bashing A-Rod as much as possible.

      • Drew

        Yeah he’s the only beat writer I know that does the ingame updates including injuries and other shit that we don’t get on YES. That’s the only reason I go.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I’d rather get Yankee updates from a rabid Red Sox fan than deal with Abe. All his Girardi bashing last year lost all my respect for him.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Fat sportswriters have insecurity issues. It’s like an epidemic.

      Fat check
      Sportswriter check
      Insecure check
      Idiot check

      oops. the last one just snuck in.

  • J

    Nice changeup by Bruney… kotchman looked confused.

  • e mills

    squeezed much?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Is bruney getting squeezed?

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

    And that wasn’t a strike because…?

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

    You cannot walk a man there. Let him hit his way on, please.

  • Ivan

    Come Bruney. Seriously.

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

    0-2 on Francoeur? Four straight off the plate.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      He tried. I’m shocked that Francoeur looked at a couple of them.

  • Dela G

    my god this ump decides to decrease the strike zone?

    cmon, man

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Tony Pena looks like an elf with those ears.

  • Greg

    Bring in Mo NOW!

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

    Okay, that’s it. Mo time.

  • Dela G

    oh man cmon bruney

    we need one more effing out

    one more out

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    aa damitt

  • e mills

    hope Bruney’s elbow doesn’t fall apart now

  • Drew

    Mo plz.

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

    Okay now you can bring in Mo.

  • Andrew

    Boy this would suck if they lose this game.

  • Accent Shallow

    2 hits to Francoeur?

    Maybe the Yankees’ pitchers should have a closed-door meeting after the game.

    (I’m not mad. Yet.)

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

    Shoulda kept giving Francouer breaking balls. He’s the white Pedro Cerrano.

  • J

    How many games has Tony Pena won as the manager?