• handtius

    So I hear this thread is the place to be…

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

      . . for the next 4 outs, yes.

    • Dela G

      hahaha

  • Dela G

    i bet the sandman has a 2 pitch inning

    • Dela G

      well there goes that idea…

  • Reggie C.

    and so i’ll join you too.

  • J

    Perfect timing for a new thread.

  • handtius

    Mo make my dreams come true.

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

      Hasn’t he already?

      • handtius

        “Mo make my dreams come true.”….tonight.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Bruney looked the tiniest bit off.

  • Luis Polonia

    Who’s excited to see Mo hit?

    • mo

      when is the last time we saw that?

      • Luis Polonia

        June 20, 2006. K-ed swinging in the top of the 9th at Philly. He got a 2-inning save that game.

        • Luis Polonia

          Nevermind…damnit. National League baseball and the double switch. I was excited.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’d rather see him play CF one of these days.

      Zero chance of that happening, unfortunately.

  • Reggie C.

    Not loving how Bruney lost that matchup against Francouer after being up 0-2. He’s got to get more work in. Period.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah. It’s not like he’s the closer, so “he can only be used in save situations.” Sometimes you have to use him in the 6th or 7th inning, or to preserve a close deficit.

  • J

    omg. that last cutter was disgusting.

  • Accent Shallow

    Mariano Rivera? I remember this guy.

  • Dela G

    how the hell was that 3rd pitch off the strike zone?

    • Zach

      it was well off

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

        Yeah, that was a ball, not a strike.

        Good call, blue.

        • Accent Shallow

          Hey, if they want to give Mo the Tom Glavine Memorial Strikezone ™ since we’re in Atlanta, I won’t complain too much.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nasty. I love Mo.

  • Dela G

    NICE JOB MO!

  • J

    those were some of the nastiest pitches i’ve seen from mo this year.

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

    Is this the first time Mo has pitched in ATL since 1999?

  • Greg

    Mo is pretty good. Pretty pretty good.

  • handtius

    The seriously said “Slider!” as Mo’s last pitch of the inning. wow. Straight dumb-struck.

  • Greg

    Mo is gonna have to bat!!!!!

    • Greg

      I guess not. I forgot they took out Swish in the double switch.

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

      No he’s not. Bruney was double switched in with Melky, the pitcher is batting in Swisher’s spot, Melky batting 9th.

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

        Ever watch Mo during batting practice? I bet he could play CF.

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

          Ron Guidry actually did play CF in a game around 1976 or something.

          • handtius

            In the protested game, yeah.

            • Greg

              LOL, I guess Mo will bat now with the bases loaded.

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

    Make that one-time great Yankee prospect Manny Acosta, Mr. Kay.

    • Dela G

      :(

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Whew. Interesting game so far

    Every time I hear the “I” of Matt Diaz’s name, I cringe.

    • Accent Shallow

      “Yeah, you know how I have a common last name? I’m going to pronounce it slightly differently for no good reason.”

  • Greg

    Cervelli is so gritty and passionate. His facial expressions alone make him better than Jorge Posada.

    • Accent Shallow

      Hey, if Posada plays over Cervelli this game, he’s batting from the left against Medlen, so maybe he doesn’t jack one to left center.

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

    Anderson is awful in left.

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow, Garret Anderson plays LF with a walker. Love it.

    • handtius

      Actually it’s a roto-scooter

  • handtius

    Had a feeling Leche would get a hit. He don’t like riding the pine.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Melky’s flat-footed running is a joy to watch.

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

      So is Anderson’s geriatric attempts at fielding.

  • Zach

    NOW Jeter takes pitches?

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Melky, are you fucking stupid?

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

      I don’t have a problem with that play when you’re up by two in the ninth. Be aggressive, make them make the play.

      • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        Eh. But ensuring that you score that run would be important (didn’t end up mattering, though).

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

      He was running on contact.

      95% chance that order came from the dugout.

    • handtius

      I think they were sending him on contact.

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

    Oh poo.

  • Jake H

    Jeter needs to start hitting.

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

    Well that was a silly move. The contact play doesn’t work if the IF is in.

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

      Like I said above, I have no problems with it.

      • handtius

        agreed.

  • Andrew

    tailor made GIDP ball by Jeter

  • Dela G

    i know no one is watching the royals game, but kyle farnsworth’s knee may have just popped while fielding

    • Dela G

      never mind, but its his groin. His groin may have given out

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

        Shit, I’d rather have popped my knee. I don’t need a good knee to give the ladies the sweet, sweet pleasure.

        • handtius

          Oh come, you don’t need to pretend, we all know you like the fellas. We don’t Judge here, Just AXL and he’s gone.

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

            Heh.

  • e mills

    is that Posada in a Braves uni catching? ;)

  • Andrew

    Nice hit by JD.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    nice hit damon :)

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

    Apparently, my mother thought Jeter could have scored after McCann threw the ball away. Riiiight.

    Damon makes that point moot.

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

    Johnny Damon and Nick Swisher: Your darkhorse AL OF All-Star candidates.

    • Zach

      Mark Teixeira: Your clear cut AL 1B All Star

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

        Eh, I dunno about that. But that’s a different discussion.

  • Andrew

    Alright Tex

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    niceeeee base running

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

    Open those floodgates, and don’t look back baby.

  • Dela G

    THIS IS THE OFFENSE I KNOW AND EFFING LOVE!

    YANKEES ON FIYA!!!

  • Greg

    Good hitters always turn it around. Balls aren’t getting hit right at people anymore. Variance happens in baseball. It’s not Girardi’s fire or Cervelli’s energy.

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

      Good hitters always turn it around. Balls aren’t getting hit right at people anymore. Variance happens in baseball. It’s not Girardi’s fire or Cervelli’s energy.

      I have nothing to add, I just wanted to repeat that louder to make sure everyone heard it.

    • Dela G

      you are totally correct sir

      blue star for you

    • A.D.

      But cervelli’s energy!!!!!

      In all serious right on, they will put it back together and go on a tear

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

    And now, Mo still gets the save even though there’s a 4 run margin now.

    Braves = babies
    Mariano = a man who takes candy

  • Jamal G.

    You know what would be really fucking awesome right now? A meaningless two-run jack by The Stat Padder himself.

  • e mills

    obviously everyone rather play for Pena than Girardi. Hope Cash gets the memo

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

      That’s gotta be sarcasm. Has to be.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      That’s the second time you have said that. Are you serious?

  • Zach

    What’s the % that Mo actually swings if he gets up?

  • Accent Shallow

    How many runs do they have to score here for Mo not to finish? I say 6+.

    Also, look at Mo getting instructions from Melky. Looks bored.

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

      There’s no way they wouldn’t let him pitch the ninth. He needs the work.

  • BigBlueAL

    Melky having a blast with Mo. LOL

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

    This is bullshit, if Mo comes up then pinch hit with the damn bases loaded up by four.

  • Drew

    hahaha Mo looks so funny

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    that would be kinda interesting seen mo hit.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    I want Mo to bat SO BADLY right now.

  • Dela G

    lol with mariano having a chance to hit

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

    Mo don’t need no practice swings!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Mo grand slam?

    • Zach

      +4

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Mo with a GS!!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Hopefully

  • Teix is the man

    c’mon on yanks, no more bitch assness!

  • BigBlueAL

    Im holding my breath right now….

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

    I hope he has a goofy grin like Nick Swisher when he pitched.

  • Dela G

    WOW THIS WILL BE AWESOME

  • Accent Shallow

    You know you can’t find the plate when you walk Robbie.

    Mo hitting! Please just stand there and hope he walks in a run.

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

      That was intentional to get Mo up.

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

      It was ironic that Robbie took the walk for the one AB where he should have been wildly hacking at bad pitches to try and make an out intentionally so that Mo wouldn’t bat.

  • Teix is the man

    MO RUTH! Melvi, take notes.

  • Zach

    I wonder if Posda is laughing in the dugout

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    holy fucking shit.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wow mo smoked that to center.

  • Jamal G.

    God damn you, BABIP!

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

    Dam Mo! He hit it dam good.

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

    Aww, I thought Mo got a hit.

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

    I love Mariano Rivera.

  • handtius

    mo can hit it.

  • Accent Shallow

    That was great!

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is such a natural athlete.

  • Dela G

    wow that was incredible

  • Drew

    That was great. This game has got to be the start of something.

  • Andrew

    Good contact by Mo.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    CC was loving it.

  • McCaff

    solid contact

  • V

    So, uh, where’s Lanny?

    • A.D.

      Jumping off a bridge because the Yanks are up.

  • Jake H

    Mo didn’t want the braves pitcher to hate himself so he willed that ball into the CF’s glove.

  • A.D.

    Crousset would have hit a 6 run HR there.

    • anonymous

      Im gunna miss this meme.

  • tony from the bronx

    C C seems to be a great team mate,all around good guy

    • Benny Blanco from the Bronx

      Word

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday classifies that as “Mariano Rivera flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.”

    Blasphemy, Gameday! Apparently someone’s still bitter from the 1996 and ’99 World Series.

  • Andrew

    lol this is from Nomaas’s twitter account: “Mo has more power than Brett Gardner”. It’s true.

    • Dela G

      HAHAHA NOMAH is on a damn computer rather than playing

      • Jamal G.

        Reading is fundamental, dude.

  • Dela G

    Who knew he could smoke the ball

  • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    I can’t believe Mo smiled while he was in the batter’s box. Someone needs to take him aside and tell him a little something about being professional and respecting the game.

  • Accent Shallow

    Is it me, or does Matt Payattentiontomylastname look exactly like Chipper Jones?

  • Zach

    made him look ugly

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

    Nice swing, Matt.

  • V

    What I wouldn’t have given for a Mo grand slam…

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

    Mo said, “Screw you and your oddly pronounced last name.”

  • Hova

    That last sequence reminded me of why I love this team so much. Awesome. Mo is immortal, and hopefully we’ll all be there when its his turn in Cooperstown.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      What are you talking about? He will pitch forever and we’ll be long dead before he retires.

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

        Guys, I not a machine, okay? I just Mo.

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

    Nice swing, Nate.

  • Accent Shallow

    Mariano Rivera is pretty good.

    Nate McLouth is not that good.

    • Teix is the man

      whoa whoa whoa, Nate McLouth is the epitome of grit. the yankees would jizz in their pants if they eva’ got him
      Francesa’d

  • IvanS

    This is the best that Mo’s cutter’s looked since 2008.

  • Teix is the man

    Francesa on Joba’s start tomorrow: “Overaaaallll, I thought he was OK. Not goooood, just okaaaay. I just didn’t think that he had teh grit that…that was necessaaaarrry to gut out dat last innin’. When I saw him, I said to myself ‘Masterson might have given up a grand slam in this situation, but he would have come back to strike out da siiiiide.’ I just did not think dat of..of Joba, if, if he eva got in dat prediicccament.”

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Francesa: “and I’m still fat and stupid”

    • Zach

      “they took him out because they’re babying him and dont want to leave him in to give up 7, 8, 9 runs”

      guarantee that comes out of his mouth

      • Drew

        BRING ME PORCELLO’S STATS!

  • e mills

    who you guys think should get the belt tonight? I think Swisher for his catch and dinger

    • e mills

      or Cervelli

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        yea true dat cant forget about cervelli.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      probably arod cuz of that clutch hit.

      • Dela G

        a rod

    • LiveFromNewYork

      cervelli

    • Drew

      Girardi

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      A-Rod. Huge hit, and you know he could use the confidence boost.

      • e mills

        funny that a belt could actually do that for him

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    I realy think this is the start of a very good run i guees that meeting really worked :)

  • handtius

    2015: Mo retires, as a pitcher. Become the Yankees CF and hits .330/.450/.600, nabbing the MVP and in the world Series, game 4, he comes in from center to pitch a 9 pitch, 3 strike-out inning, sealing their 31st WS title.

    • EB

      hahah… awesome

  • Dela G

    YANKEES WIINNN!!

    THAAAAA YANKEES, WIN!

  • Zach

    And everyone takes a step back from the cliff

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I was never near the cliff. I don’t like the people who hang out there.

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

      Except for Mike Francesa. With ARod, Swisher, and Joba all turning in huge performances tonight. he’d be experiencing a soul-crushing moment of self doubt… if he had a soul.

      • ranger11

        If he had a soul? Thats’s cold even though I agree!

      • LiveFromNewYork

        he will console himself with a box of Twinkies.

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

    Rivera > Braves

    • handtius

      I chuckled.

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

    There you go, Yankees!

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

    Eight days off, strikes out everyone he faces. Amazing.

    G.O.A.T.

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

      Mariano Rivera >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> L.L. Cool J

      • handtius

        L.L. Cool J >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> …ummm.

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

          Kool Moe Dee?

          • handtius

            you’re reaching man, reaching.

            Insane Clown Posse. Bam, there’s your answer.

        • JeffG
    • JeffG

      How good was he tonight? – Fucking fantastic!

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay win!

  • Hova

    Man, I don’t wanna see Cervelli leave when Molina comes back. Called a great game tonight and got this team going with his solo shot.

  • JeffG

    Nice to watch a good game of baseball!

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is GOD.

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

    I’m most encouraged by Joba’s 0 walks tonight.

    • Hova

      Absolutely. The most important aspect of his start.

      And was it me or did it look like Joba was working faster today? Whatever adjustments he made, they worked tonight.

    • Greg

      That was very encouraging since he has had so many problems with control of late. He left pitches up and got a little lucky until that 7th inning where they started finding the holes. Pretty effective outing though, that’s what scoring 6 runs will do.

  • Charlie

    I love Cervelli. Is it just me, or does he have “true yankee” written all over him.

    • handtius

      “true yankee” is a myth.

      • Greg

        lol, I wonder if he wants Scott Brocious back in place of A-Rod.

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

      I think this comment is serious. That scares me.

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

        +1

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          IETC.

      • Charlie

        honestly, it wasn’t, but whatever. I don’t know how it would scare you if it was.

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

          Because the phrase “true Yankee” is annoying.

          • Stryker

            i don’t know how many times i have to say it — the concept of a “true yankee” is bull.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Is it because he’s played his entire professional career in the New York Yankees organization?

  • handtius

    4:30 am…good time to get some sleep.

    • Accent Shallow

      Where the hell are you, the UK?

      • handtius

        Paris

  • Charlie

    This was just an awesome win, Joba did a great job. By the way, while i’m not his biggest fan, give Girardi a ton of credit for picking a great spot to get thrown out. IMO, there’s nothing better a manager can do when his team is slumping than get thrown out of the game. It fires up the team every time. Not to mention, he was completely right about the call, too. Overall just a great game.

    • handtius

      man, you’re funny…lets hear another.

      • Greg

        Yep, it was obviously Girardi willing his team to victory. Girardi made them get all those hits. Reminded me of the way classy Joe Torre won all those games single handedly for the Yankees. It had nothing to do with good hitters getting out of a slump and variance.

        • Charlie

          Obviously the players are the ones who one this game, but come on, do you really think girardi gettin tossed had nothing to do with it? Maybe not a lot, but a little at least.

  • Reggie C.

    Lets say there’s no Stephen Curry and Johny Flynn available.

    Who do the Knicks pick b/w Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings on the board??

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      brandon jennings but i really want stephen curry hes perfect for are system.

      • Dela G

        i want steph curry too

    • Charlie

      i doubt tyreke evans will be there at 8, but if its him and jennings, definitely take evans. To me, this isn’t really close at all. Jennings is overrated and seems to have a bad attitude. Evans has plenty of upside

      • Reggie C.

        there’s word out that Flynn is being targeted by the Wolves at the 5/6 slots. That would likely knock Evans all the way down to the Knicks. I also read that the Knicks are high on Jrue Holiday , that underperforming UCLA PG.

        I’d like to see Evans be the pick. He too seems like he could contribute immediately.

  • Dela G

    wow i feel so much better after tonight

    grrrreat win

    • Teix is the man

      tony the tiger, is that u?

      • Dela G

        maybe…

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    Did anyone else spray sparkling wine all over the place to celebrate this win? I need to go buy me some more bubbly, I used up all my post season bubbly….

  • Teix is the man

    Attention B-Jobbing Trolls, you can now STFU!

    • Drew

      He can’t even go teh 7 innings!!!1!

      • Zach

        or throw 98 !!1!

  • Drew

    LSU dogpile is sweet. Gotta love baseball

  • Zach

    Yankeees win and Erin Andrews is fine, good day

    • Dela G

      i met her in san antonio 2 years ago. Not only are her boobs bigger in person, but she’s very very tall. Maybe about 6’1 in heels. I am 6’2 and i felt short.