Game 71: When will the losing stop?

Some pre-game stuff
Game 71 Spillover Thread

The Yankees have lost three straight and five of their last six. It has caused much tension among the fanbase. We’re trying to retain a shred of optimism — being a doom and gloomer is no fun, after all — but the Yankees certainly aren’t making it easy.

They send Joba Chamberlain to the mound tonight. He’s been a mixed bag all season, though for the most part he’s at least kept the team in the game. The first piece of the puzzle is just that: the starting pitcher keeping the team in the game.

Of course, the most important part is getting hits. The Yanks haven’t done that lately, and it’s horribly frustrating. Apparently they had a team meeting last night at which Mark Teixeira spoke. He makes me think of Tino Martinez (just as a switch hitter). No one likes meetings, but something’s gotta give.

You can check out some pre-game chatter here. There is still no word on a roster move for Cody Ransom. Is it that hard to DFA Berroa?

Starting for the Braves tonight is Kenshin Kawakami, a recent Japanese import. He’s made 13 starts this year, covering 75.1 innings and allowing 37 earned runs for a 4.42 ERA. He held his own against the Red Sox in his last start, allowing just two runs over six innings while striking out five. Since the Reds bombed him for eight runs on April 26, he hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a start. He also gave up no home runs in the month of May, and has given up three in 24 innings this month. He’s also done a better job of keeping the ball on the ground this month.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Brett Gardner, CF
8. Francisco Cervelli, C
9. Joba Chamberlain, P

Some pre-game stuff
Game 71 Spillover Thread
  • BigBlueAL

    Cashman has just been quoted as saying Girardi is doing “an exceptional job”. My how the standards with the Yankees have declined.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      I dont know about exceptional, but I think he has been perfectly fine.

      • Ivan

        Agreed.

      • BigBlueAL

        Well my problem is with the word exceptional. With the way the team is going now, nobody on this team deserves the word exceptional when describing their performance.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        What are we, tied for 5th best record in the MLB? I think he’s been doing a fine job as well.

        • BigBlueAL

          Since when has being tied for the 5th best record in the MLB been something to be happy about???? Man I remember when not having the best record in baseball was cause for criticism, now being tied for the 5th best record in baseball is cause for celebration.

          If these were the standards the last few years when Torre was the manager, he wouldve gotten a lifetime contract extension.

          Sorry for being a bit ornery btw. Hopefully Joba dominates and its all good.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Since when did I say we should celebrate for this? Did I say I’m jumping for joy? Stop putting words in my mouth.
            5th best record in the MLB is something not to jump over a damn bridge for.

            • BigBlueAL

              My are we sensitive.

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Haha I overlooked the
                Sorry for being a bit ornery btw.

                • BigBlueAL

                  LOL yeah sorry about that!!! Hey trust me I want the Yankees to win as much as anybody and I dont think this team sucks, quite the contrary obviously because I believe this team is underachieving at the moment.

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

            I’m pretty sure Joe Torre, Casey Stengel, Joe McCarthy, and Miller Huggins had the 5th best record in the league in June on more than one occasion where they went on to win the whole thing later that year.

            • BigBlueAL

              Yeah, big difference, they had a track record and you know actually had won before. Like I said last night, I dont just assume everything will be fine in the end because these are not the same Yankees from earlier in the decade when we could at the least assume the playoffs.

              I guess you can say I obviously dont give Girardi the benefit of the doubt. Maybe I should, maybe I shouldnt. But thats just how I feel.

              • handtius

                I guess you don’t remember the “Clueless Joe” remarks in 96…He was just as crappy a manager back then, except he failed a shit ton more the Joe G.

                • BigBlueAL

                  Yeah and the Yankees in 1996 took over 1st place in the first week of May and never looked back.

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

                You need to become more familiarized with the undistributed middle.

                It’s possible that Girardi is doing an exceptional job AND we’re not happy with the overall team’s performance.

                It’s possible that we’re struggling right now and yet there’s no reason to panic.

                Not everything is an either/or. In fact, very few things are either/or.

                • BigBlueAL

                  You and Jamal are much too level-headed for me.

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

                  I could draw on a Conando-style mustache and we could act out some scenes from a telenovela.

                  Would that help?

          • Chris

            In 2000 we had the 9th best record in baseball, and people were pretty thrilled.

            In 1999 we had the 3rd best record, but just one game better than the 5th best team.

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

      That, my friend, is called the “Dreaded Vote Of Confidence.”

      • JP

        Mmmm.

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

        It is odd that the GM joined the team on the road.

    • jonathan

      Maybe he ment to say “except for the natinals.”

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I think we should trade Swisher for Francouer.

    /
    Lohudd’ed

    • Jack

      Did someone actually suggest that?

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

      Someone at LoHud actually suggested that or you’re just putting the LH tag on there ’cause it’s a dumb thing to say?

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Nope. There was just an argument that spanned over an hour with two guys who decided his defense and basrunning made it the right move. Mike actually chimed in.

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

          That is just….ugh.

        • Jack

          Baserunning? Don’t you have to get on base first?

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

            +1

          • Jack

            Frenchy career UZR/150 in RF: 7.7
            Swisher: 9.3

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

              That too.

              • Jack

                I give because I love.

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

                  © tommiesmithjohncarlos, 2009. All rights reserved.

                • Jack

                  Shit. I have to pay royalties, don’t I?

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

                  I’ll email you the Post Office Box information.

            • JP

              If we are going to continue to drop “UZR” around here as a guillotine ending all fielding arguments, someone please explain why this is a valid statistic? Tell me, exactly, why?

              I know it’s definition…and that it purports to represent a players runs saved or not saved relative to average, defensively. I know it purports to determine how many plays a player should have made.

              How, though, are we so sure it does what it claims to do, with any validity? How does anyone know how many balls a player “should” get to?

              Please don’t refer me to fangraphs…I realize there are probably many web resources on this subject. But if we are going to throw the number around here like it is the equivalent of fielding “blood pressure”, someone should be able to explain, relatively succintly, why it is a valid measure of fielding ability.

              So come on, let’s hear it.

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

                It doesn’t work that way.

                You’re the one who questions the stat’s worth… so you challenge it’s veracity.

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

                  The burden of proof is on you, JP.

                • icedtea

                  Either a law student or lawyer?

                • Whitey14

                  It’s a theoretical stat, just like most of the other recently developed statistics that people have created because they just needed more, more, more baseball stats. It’s up the people who want it to be utilized to prove it’s merit and apparently some have (somewhere). Until I see the formula so I can figure it on my own at any point in time, I won’t rely on it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s valid. It just means I’m not sold yet.

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

    If Joba walks Francoeur after walking Harris/Nieves in his last start, I’ll be angry.

    • Accent Shallow

      Hughes almost did last night!

      Boy would that have been tough to reconcile.

      • BigBlueAL

        Funny thing was he then struck him out looking on a fastball right down the middle. Shows you how nasty Hughes mustve been that Francoeur couldnt even pull the trigger for the most part.

        • Accent Shallow

          You may be right. Or it could be that Francoeur just sucks.

          (I like your explanation better)

  • Bill R

    The losing will stop when the Yankees wake up and realize they don’t suck as bad as they look like they do.

  • Teix is the man

    pitching for the braves, roy halla….I mean, kenshin kawakami

  • Tom Zig

    If we DFA Angel Berroa, any chance we get even cash considerations for him?

    • Teix is the man

      hell, damon could always use more bats.

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

        Haha, IETC.

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

    AL OF, wOBA
    1. Ben Zobrist .436
    2. Jason Bay .421
    3. Torii Hunter .420
    4. Adam Lind .393
    5. Shin-Soo Choo .390
    6. Jason Kubel .390
    7. Johnny Damon .383
    8. Michael Cuddyer .379
    9. Adam Jones .379
    10. Ichiro .377
    11. Nick Swisher .377
    12. Carl Crawford .375
    13. Nelson Cruz .375
    14. J.D. Drew .374
    15. Juan Rivera .372

    AL OF, wRAA

    1. Jason Bay 23.0
    2. Torii Hunter 20.3
    3. Ben Zobrist 20.3
    4. Adam Lind 16.1
    5. Shin-Soo Choo 15.6
    6. Johnny Damon 13.0
    7. Jason Kubel 12.2
    8. Carl Crawford 12.1
    9. Adam Jones 11.6
    10. Ichiro 11.5
    11. Michael Cuddyer 11.2
    12. Nick Swisher 12.7
    13. Nelson Cruz 10.6
    14. Curtis Granderson 9.1
    15. J.D. Drew 9.0

    AL OF, XBH
    1. Jason Bay 37
    2. Torii Hunter 33
    3. Ben Zobrist 33
    4. Johnny Damon 32
    5. Nelson Cruz 31
    6. Michael Cuddyer 30
    7. Alex Rios 30
    8. Nick Swisher 30
    9. Nick Markakis 29
    10. Adam Jones 29
    11. Marlon Byrd 27
    12. Curtis Granderson 27
    13. Vernon Wells 26
    14. J.D. Drew 25
    15. Three tied at 24

    • Jack

      Nick Swisher can believe it’s not butter.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      But the .240 BA! He must be bad!

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

      But I’ve seen it with my eyes that Nick Swisher is no good!

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

      Oh and he’s also 4th among RF qualifiers in UZR/150.

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

      You forgot about his hair. That’s a -9.4 on the Kipermeter, second to last amongst AL qualifiers, behind only to Jacoby Ellsbury’s perfectly groomed eyebrows.

    • YankeeScribe

      Not even in the top 5 in any category and you guys act like he’s the second coming of Paul O’Neill…

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

        YankeeScribe = 1
        Strawman = 0

  • Dorian

    I want Joba to walk through the dugout with an arrogant look on his face and tell gardner, “leadoff an inning, get on, steal 2nd, move over, and get in. You do that, and we win one nothing.”

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

    We’re never going to find out what the roster move is, huh?

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

      We’re DFAing Joba. We’re tired of the controversy.

      Wang’s going tonight on no rest.

      • Jack

        It’s been what, 22 hrs? His refractory period should be over by now.

        • JP

          ietc.

          Comment of the day, Jack. Well done.

  • Dela G

    The Yankees will win tonight. I guarantee it. Joba gets 6Ks, gives up 2 ER and the yankees beat Kawakami and he’s out by the 5th inning

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I’m going to have a “Rick Sutcliffe compliments the Red Sox” tally. I’ll let everyone know the results later.

  • Manimal

    Who has more hits today, Joba or Arod?

  • Luis Polonia

    “It felt like the glory days in Atlanta last night. Big crowd, great pitching, and of course a big Braves win over the Yankees.“–Chip Caray

    Um, when exactly did the Braves’ glory days include beating the Yankees?

    • BigBlueAL

      1957. When they were still in Milwaukee.

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

      The last big “victory” the Braves had over the Yankees was when they signed 40 year old Babe Ruth away from us in 1935.

  • BigBlueAL

    Berroa DFA.

  • VO

    UPDATE, 7:05 p.m.: As expected, Berroa was designated for assignment

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

    Swisher is apparently a shrewd negotiator.

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

      He’s also a master debater and a cunning linguist.

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

        He can speak French … in Russian.

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

          Nick Swisher once had a “Who has more testicles?” contest against Lance Armstrong.

          Nick won by five.

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

            Nick Swisher wears white after Labor Day.

      • handtius

        that’s just childish Sean.

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

    I guess I can’t be too mad since Jeter drove that ball.

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

      No, fuck that. I’m angry. Why at the first pitch of the game? Why?

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

        Sometimes that’s the best pitch to hit.

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

          Matt (and Mike A) check this out

          First Pitch BA .433 OBP .438 SLG .767 OPS 1.204

          http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?n1=kawakke01&year=2009&t=p

          Guess Jetes knows what he doing after all. After 14 years in the bigs, you’d think people would assume that by now.

          • Whitey14

            Yeah and 2.5 million people think he’s the most deserving all star the A.L. has to offer so he can do what he wants ;-)

            • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist
              • Whitey14

                Actually I was making fun of Jeter being the highest vote getter for the all star game when he shouldn’t get the start over Bartlett. I figured if it was rediculous for 1 million Red Sox fans to have voted for Varitek then a million Yankee fans voting for Posada and 2.5 million voting for Jeter deserved a shot as well.

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

    Didn’t they just talk about quality at-bats? One freaking pitch Jeter.

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

      You prefer ‘quantity’ at-bats?

  • Accent Shallow

    1 pitch, 1 out. Hope Johnny’s feeling better.

    • Drew

      3 pitch, 2 outs.

  • Drew

    ISn’t the leadoff hitter suppose to see a few pitches? Ugh, he’s been unreal with this lately.

  • Dorian

    The next time he swings at the first pitch. I will boo him at the next Yankee game I attend.

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

    Two outs on three pitches. Way to work that count, boys!

  • Manimal

    wow Sterling just messed up 2 names.
    “Kamakawi deals… fly ball to francona…FRANCOUR and there are 2 away”

    :|

    • Accent Shallow

      Par for the course for the Man with the Golden Throat

  • Dela G

    quick inning so far…

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

    Well that was a fantastic inning.

  • Accent Shallow

    Cashman: Offense, hit the damn ball
    Yankees Hitters: Nah, we’re good

    • BigBlueAL

      LMFAO

    • Teix is the man

      nah, we’d rather count our money instead.

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

        -So, Action, Gus, or…
        -Jesus, Ben, I said I’m busy… busy.
        -You’re a true artist, Gus.

  • BigBlueAL

    What was that meeting with the hitters about again????????

    I know its only the 1st inning Im just kidding….

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    Eh…it would be nice to see some more pitches considering how it’s the first time facing another new pitcher…..

  • yankw

    good to see things off to a roaring start

  • Teix is the man

    joba chamberlain is the balls.

    • yankw

      well he throws alot of them anyway

  • Accent Shallow

    Love how YES is showing Garret Anderson’s stats for his last 17 games against the Yankees — as if that had any predictive power.

  • Dela G

    this is the 9th straight game the yankees have faced a new pitcher

    man this sorta sucks

    • Tom Zig

      Tex is all that is man.

      • Tom Zig

        not supposed to be a reply

    • Professor Oak

      Don’t forget, he’s Asian and therefore plays the same game as guys like Dice(y)-K and Wang. He’ll be out before the 5th inning after he gives up like 6 runs.

  • Drew

    Anyone listen to Francesa today? I’m curious as tho his thoughts on Price getting blown up last night.

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

      I listened, here’s a synopsis:

      -Red Sox are great
      -Theo’s a genius
      -Cashman wouldn’t know a pitcher if it fell on him
      -The Yanks can’t do anything right.
      -Joba to the bullpen
      -Our farm system sucks, the Red Sox farm is great
      -Nick Swisher and his .900 OPS is a 4th outfielder

      Repeat for 5 1/2 hours until your ears bleed.

  • Teix is the man

    Nate McClouth would add a whole new grit dimension to this yankee team if they could acquire him.
    -Mike Francesa

    • Zach

      and a gold glove

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

      The Yankees already got a Nate McLouth type….the Slade.

      • Accent Shallow

        Let’s not give the kid too much credit, he’s barely out of high school.

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

          I’m just joking around. At least I didn’t call him the next Grady.

      • Tom Zig

        Slade is a cooler name too

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

    You know, for all the shit people say about Swisher not being a good fundamental fielder, he’s the only one who uses two hands when he catches a fly ball.

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

      That’s because he sucks and can’t catch one handed. Paulie O’Neill used to catch fly balls one handed just so he could practice his swing with his free hand at the same time.

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

        What about catching fly balls in his hat?

      • Dela G

        i heard derek jeter used to catch fly balls with his ballcap in his mouth while doing batting practice and jessica biel at the same time…

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

    Does Fordham pay Kay per reference or something?

    • yankw

      50 cents

  • Manimal

    Atta boy Tex

  • Accent Shallow

    This Joba guy is pretty good, even if he only throws 93.

    • Zach

      but he’s not electrifying. even john flaherty says hes just an average starter

      francesa

      • Yankees_Universe

        He is not even as good as Porcello.

        – Pope

  • Dela G

    man i loooooove mark teixera, he is effing money

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

      Yup. A lot of it.

  • Professor Oak

    Any chance we get to see Veras pitch in an Indians uniform tonight?

  • Manimal

    Nate McLouth <3

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

    That’s the third ball in a week that Rodriguez has hit hard but had someone track it down.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Did Berroa get DFA’d today?

    • Accent Shallow

      Yup.

      • Andy Stankiewicz

        Thanks, its about time I guess.

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

    That’s the third ball A-Rod hit on the screws this series.

  • Accent Shallow

    The real A-Rod obliterates a guy like Kawakami. I think.

  • Professor Oak

    We’re KILLING THE BALL, now we just need to find the gaps.

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

      Well, that one did. Sadly, McLouth found the gap as well.

  • Zach

    wow great catch

  • BigBlueAL

    Michael Kay apparently is a big Melky fan.

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

    Nice catch by Nate The Great.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Francesa just creamed himself after that catch.

  • Tom Zig

    I thought McClouth was an awful CF?

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

      He is. It’s baseball. Even Manny Ramirez made the occasional great catch.

      • Tom Zig

        Manny did a good job catching that throw from Damon all those years ago

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

          Exactly.

  • Drew

    Francesa just jizzed in his pants. Then he shotgunned 2 diet cokes.

  • Dela G

    man the yankees need to find the gaps. It will be soon they will be hitting like the multi all star team they are

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

    Francesa suffered a stroke after that 2nd McClouth play. Luckily there will be no long term effects due to the fact that he lost all brain function years ago.

  • Tank the Frank

    Yeah for all the talk of the Yankees offensive struggles… it seems every hard hit ball gets caught or is right at someone. They’ve had some pretty bad luck.

  • handtius

    Does anyone know if there is a way to watch games from another country? I want to see the Catch McGoldGlove made.

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

      Yes.

      1) Leave France and all their cheese-eating surrender-monkeys.
      2) Return to the U. S. of A., where the beer flows like wine
      3) Watch baseball game.

      I hope that helped.

      • handtius

        You my friend are a jerk, through and through.

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

          No offense, but you’re a douchetard.

          No offense.

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

            With all due respect, your sister’s a whore.

          • handtius

            I understand where you are coming from, but you really aren’t making any sense.

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

      mlb.tv, no?

      • handtius

        It’s a short trip and I live in queens. didn’t want to buy of for 2 weeks. I will, definitely, when I move in September.

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

          Isn’t Queens a foreign country anyway?

          http://www.instantrimshot.com

          • handtius

            That sad that you need to give your own joke a rim shot.

            Aren’t you in Jersey?

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

              Good Mo, no. Bronx, baby.

              The two best parts of Jersey are the George Washington Bridge and the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

              • handtius

                I thought the Saprano’s was #2…which was largely shot in, where? Queens.

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

    Why would you ever take a laptop to the beach?

    • Tom Zig

      to work on your spreadsheet and get rid of that awful short sleeve dress shirt tan at the same time

  • Brian

    Now that McCann is on base, mlb.com will soon report that Kawakami is flirting with history. I give it one more inning.

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

    “He’s never hit a whole lot.”!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Sutcliffe at it again.

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

      Who?

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

        Cervelli. I’m not saying he has hit, but using the word never on a guy with 65 PA is ridiculous!

    • handtius

      who?

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

      About who?! Don’t tell me he said that about McCann…

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

      Oh, god. Whom was Redbeard the Drunken Pirate referring to with that gem?

  • Zach

    ‘only question with Joba is consistancy and length’

    thats the only question for every young pithcer

  • Tank the Frank

    Joba’s fastball looks ok, but his slider is a little sloppy tonight.

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

    What’s bigger? The hole in Franco’s game or his nose?

    • handtius

      what are you trying to say you racist!

  • Professor Oak

    2 innings – 28 pitches, niceeee, Joba really uses that slider well.

  • YankeeScribe

    Wow. Lots of Yankee fans at this game

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

      It’s Atlanta. The whole city is full of transplants.

      It’s like Miami lite.

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

    Seeing this Transformers commercial reminds me: if anyone wants a good laugh, go run over to Rotten Tomatoes and read some of the reviews.

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

      My Facebook status from a month ago:

      “Dear G.I. Joe Movie: Please do not suck as bad as the Transformers Movie sucked.

      Sincerely,
      My Childhood”

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

        Haha, G.I. Joe is going to be awful.

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

          Sadly, you’re right.

          Still though, I could technically be correct. All it has to do is not be as awful as Transformers. You can’t set the bar any lower than that.

      • handtius

        You know GI Joe will be worse, right? The previews look awful. Just like Gameday…see I related it to the game to not go off topic.

      • BigBlueAL

        The original Transformers cartoons from 1984-1985 were the best. Not as good as He-Man but still pretty damn good!!!!

      • Whitey14

        I just sent you a friend request….

        You were a cute kid, what the hell happened ;-)

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

      “Compared to this sequel, the first Transformers, which was released two years ago, ranks right up there with Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.”

      Yikes.

  • Tank the Frank

    My goodness is there any outfield grass out there?

  • Accent Shallow

    With Joba up, Kawakami basically has 3 perfect innings in the bag. Ugh.

  • Dela G

    man cmon yankees, i know you can do it

  • handtius

    I want a homerun from Joba. looking like Babe rounding the bases.

  • Tank the Frank

    Joba showing Derek Jeter how to battle through an AB.

  • Dela G

    its almost like every ball hit goes to a fielder, unbelievable

  • Zach

    shit

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

    Oh shit…

  • BigBlueAL

    Joba is our best hitter now.

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

    Joba = Head Hunter

    • Zach

      suspend him

  • jonathan

    Commentator: “Wow Joe Kawakami really has no hit stuff tonite, Oh wait its not that hes just pitching against the yankees.”

  • Longo

    lead ’em off

  • Tank the Frank

    Scary.

  • Accent Shallow

    Joba pulling an Adam Jones.

    Here’s hoping Kawakami is ok with no short-term or long-term effects, but not ok enough to pitch well the rest of the game.

    • Whitey14

      So, you DO want short term effects then….

      • Accent Shallow

        Nah, I want him pulled as a precautionary measure.

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

    First pitcher the Yanks have hit in two weeks.

    • Dela G

      hahahaha

  • Riddle

    If you can’t beat em, then knock em out of the game…literally…

  • Drew

    Jober knows how to hit after all…

  • Luis Polonia

    Braves color guy talking about how the Yankees have “too many retired numbers” and that it is “ugly.”

    He also mentions that if you have a favorite number as a kid, you probably won’t be able to wear it when you get to the Yankees because it is probably out in “Monument Grove.”

    ………………..

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

      That’s just jealousy.

    • Tank the Frank

      That’s the price for having too many great players I guess.

  • Sean C

    Did he block it with his glove at all? It looked like it caught him right in the collar bone/neck.

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

    Another hard hit ball right at someone (it’s okay ’cause Kawakami is alright).

  • jonathan

    Commentator: ” Wow Joe Kawakami really has no hit stuff tonite, OH WAIT its not that hes just pitching against the yankees.”

    • Dela G

      wow i just spat up my OJ that was so funny

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

        OJ? At 7:52? WTF?

        Sidebar, I saw a license plate today that was “OMG WTF”

        • Dela G

          hahaha matty i am a college student, i eat breakfast at 657pm because thats how i roll in tejas! :P

  • Yankee1010

    Joba might have just had the hardest hit ball in a week.

  • Tank the Frank

    I know this is kinda dick of me… but I’m pissed that Joba’s line drive didn’t turn into a base hit.

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

      Psh, I’m alright w/you saying that. A runner’s a runner.

    • DGeezy

      i am as well..but at least kawakami’s out of the game. hopefully, this is the break we needed & we can score some runs off their long reliever.

  • Drew

    He gone

  • Professor Oak

    Lester = Overrated

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

    Please do not walk this scrub, Joba. Please.

  • Professor Oak

    Ughhh I hate the NL style of play, they took out Kawakami already…unless there is something wrong?

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

      Wait, seriously? Did you not see him get drilled in the neck with a line drive?

      • Professor Oak

        My apologies, I’m on Game Day, missed the Yankees AB and came back to see the switch, had no idea what it was for.

    • Zach

      Do you REALLY think they PH for him in the 3rd inning for anything else besides an injury?

    • Dela G

      are you not watching the game? he had a ball hit his neck because of joba’s AB.

      • handtius

        Gameday says nothing of it…so…yeah…no idea till someone says it. It’s fucking 2 am here. I’m watching gameday and following this blog. Fucking baseball.

    • Drew

      oaktag

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

      This is what happens when you follow the game on Gameday.

      Or listen to Sterling call the action.

      Either way, you have no idea what happened.

  • handtius

    Damn, they knocked out a starting pitcher after the second inning? Damn. That shite must have hurt…

    Joba “I want a win dammit!”

  • Yankees Brawl

    why did they ph kawakami??

    • Zach

      line drive to the neck

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

      He got hit by a comebacker in the face/neck.

      • Yankees Brawl

        that sux. there goes the no-no.. lol

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

    Hanger right there.

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

    Oh Mo, no. McLouth just got a hit off of Joba while Joba was starting. Fatcesa’s wet dream, no?

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

      Hahahahah!

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    McClouth = HOF’er

    Sincerely,
    Mike Francesa

    • Dela G

      its funny how he talks up mcclouth as if he is jesus

      • Yankee1010

        I think Fatcessa would say that Jesus would have only been an apostle if McLouth was around back then.

    • Tank the Frank

      Wait a second, waitasecond… Nate McClouth is a STARTING PI !!!…

      Someone, please, DIET COKE!!!!

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

      Mike’s dreamworld

      -We traded for McLouth

      -Joba pitches the 8th inning

      -Theo Epstien becomes the Yankee GM

      -Girardi answers his calls off the air

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

    That was a decent slider.

  • Tank the Frank

    Yeah, if Joba can get a better feel for his breaking stuff tonight… watch out.

  • Zach

    Joba 3 IP 0K = Fail

  • Drew

    First pitch?

  • Tank the Frank

    Hey check that out, the Yankees don’t have a hit yet.

    Thank God for closed door meetings.

  • Accent Shallow

    Medlen is much worse than Kawakami, but he can’t do better, only as well or worse.

    It’s the very resistible force v. the movable object.

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

    Son of a…

    Everything is finding a glove.

  • Ivan

    I don’t know who francesa has a bigger crush on, Arroyo or McClouth.

    • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      I hear he likes Brandon Inge.

  • BigBlueAL

    Could be a repeat a game vs the Astros in 2003.

    • handtius

      little early for that kind of talk.

  • DGeezy

    this is so fucking frustrating

  • Yankee1010

    Yankee offense: “Shit, we haven’t seen this guy before either.”

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

    I’m starting to get irrationally frustrated. Tommie, give me some of that confidence.

  • JP

    Alrighty then…12 up, 12 down.

  • Drew

    A Joba start=No early run support.
    Write that shit in every friggin time.

  • Riddle

    I just came back from a little league game, and now I’m watching this game. And there’s a huge gap from what I saw on that little league field, and what I’m seeing with the Yankees at the plate…

  • Andrew

    This is getting really pathetic

  • Dela G

    man every thing we hit.. EVERYTHING… goes to the damn fielder!

  • Tank the Frank

    Aaaaaand cue the Ortiz 3-run homer. June is so awesome.

  • Professor Oak

    Damn it David Ortiz, go awayy

  • Dorian

    Chipper checked his swing, it MUST be a strike.

  • jr

    This is painful to watch..

  • Professor Oak

    I thought we never hit when Joba was on the mound, no matter how hard he tries to get the W (even if it means drilling pitchers in the neck with line drives)…but apparently we just suck at hitting.

    • handtius

      Does your name imply that everything you say is “Oaktagged”?

  • Professor Oak

    Joba K!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Zach

      x2

  • Dela G

    nice job joba with the 2 straight Ks

  • Professor Oak

    2K!

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

    Kenny, didn’t A.J. do that like…three days ago?

  • jonathan

    Wait Did someone just point out that Craig Stammen….THE CRAIG STAMMEN gave up a 3 run homer to a 90 year old ex-juicer whos bat is so slow that people hang close on it during his swing? And yet this same guy shutout the entire yankee lineup for over 8 innings?? Call me a bridge jumper or whatever but there is something really wrong with this team…

    • Zach

      6.1 IP is not over 8 IP

    • Zach

      6.1 IP is not over 8 IP

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

      Did you really think Ortiz was going to go the whole season without hitting for some power?

  • charlespoet

    Just catching up. sounds like the more things change the more they stay the same. Yankees being no hit. Fantastic.

  • Tom Zig

    Kotchman > Teixeira…

    lol

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

    Joba’s not afraid of getting his uniform dirty.

  • Drew

    Great job by Jober

  • Dela G

    excellente inning for joba

  • Professor Oak

    He’s getting his velocity back as the game goes on as well, he started with an 89 mph fastball in the first and is now hitting 94 mph

    • Andrew

      That’s something Cashman mentioned with Michael Kay. It also tells you why Joba is probably not suited for the bullpen right now.

  • Andrew

    Alright offense Joba is doing his part, time to man up.

  • Ivan

    Tomorrow im quite excited for the NBA draft. Anybody who r Knick fans alla me, this could be the draft that can change our fortunes.

    • Zach

      change your fortunes? if anyhting is going to change the fortunes it will be the 2010 offseason signings

    • charlespoet

      not until you get new ownership. Isaiah did a number on that team.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Remember the Detroit series a couple of years ago when they came out swinging and then it rained torrentially and then when they took the field again the bats were totally cold and they were booted out of the playoffs?

    Somehow that keeps coming back to me. I’m usually pretty positive but the inability to get out of a slump like this is really scary. It’s not JUST that they’re losing, things happen and usually it takes a lot of factors to lose a few in a row, but right now it’s HOW they’re losing. Same thing every night. Can’t hit.

    That is a problem that does scare me and shake my confidence.

  • Luis Polonia

    Jobber started them out with almost all fastballs in 1 and 2 (22 of 27 according to Gameday) and he has gone to the breaking stuff more in 3 and 4 (17 of 29 were fastballs). He looks to be setting them up nicely the second time around.

  • charlespoet

    After reading many posts here and on LoHud and elsewhere, there is a collective agreement that this team is slightly in trouble because in most cases the entire team does not go into a slump at once. But as we are witnessing, this team is struggling to consistently make decent contact, let alone get a hit.

    No one know for sure what is causing it but ….

    • Drew

      I guess you haven’t been watching today

      • charlespoet

        No I have not. Just started watching the two power swings by ARod and Cano.

        Have there been decent swings?

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

          There have been a few hard hit balls but they’ve all found gloves.

          • charlespoet

            this team does hit a high number of line drives, more than most.

  • Accent Shallow

    Looks like Joba’s going to have to pitch 11 shutout innings for the Yankees to have a chance.

    • Tom Zig

      and there will still be joba-to-pen people out there

    • charlespoet

      that may not be enough.

  • Tom Zig

    well at least cano waited till the 2nd pitch of the at-bat to swing.

  • Tank the Frank

    Absolutely any big league pitcher could shut us down right now. With the lineup we have…. this is just beyond frustrating.

  • Professor Oak

    I WANT A SWISHER SMASH PLEASE!

  • JP

    Workin’ on a perfect 5. Boston up 4-1 against those pesky gnats.

  • BigBlueAL

    We could be witnessing some history tonight.

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

      Yes, when the Yanks break out of it, it will come in a flood.

      We may see the first 20 run inning in Yankee history tonight.

  • jonathan

    And Atlanta pitching has a perfect game going…at least if we keep this up we cant complain about how terrible we are hitting with runners in scoring position….

  • Andrew

    5 perfect innings!!!!! wtf!

  • Accent Shallow

    I’ve never been more glad about Michael Kay’s disrespect for baseball tradition.

  • JP

    I WANT A FR%$^&##@!IN BASERUNNAHHHHHHH

  • Dela G

    hahahaha cashman is here “to support the team” uh right

    • jonathan

      Yawn…so tomorrow when we have been part of another shameful hitting perfoemance and are in 3rd place in the AL east….uhhh….should….i….panic? Or wait until we are in 4th place in a couple days??

      • Zach

        how about you go up and address your horrendous error with Stammen throwing 6.1 IP against the yankees, not shutting them out for “over 8″

  • charlespoet

    Reminds me of the Astros game few years ago at the old stadium.

  • Luis Polonia

    Maybe it’s in our best interest for the Braves to throw a perfect game against us…That way we know it can’t get any worse.

  • YankeeScribe

    Swisher’s working on his K totals higher than his hits

  • Jake H

    This team is hard to watch.

  • Accent Shallow

    This is just too freaking perfect.

  • charlespoet

    Could that be the game?

  • Tank the Frank

    We just lost the game.

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

    Francoeur? Really?

    • Will (the other one)

      Why not? Guy’s been lights-out this year.

    • Ivan

      A broken clock is right once a day.

    • Hova

      Mike, remember that fan on LoHud who was praising Francouer and said he should be our RF? Everyone with a brain destroyed the dude’s arguement. Unbelievable.

  • Hova

    Damn. This Medlen is a stud.

  • uu

    …and there’s your game

  • Dorian

    Game Over

  • Professor Oak

    GAHHHHHHH????

    FRANCOEUR REALLY?

    We lost…

    Joba is doing so well too…

  • ARX

    No hit thru 5, and a HR by friggin Francour….I officially declare this moment of the season, rock bottom.

    So lets score some runs now.

    • Dela G

      actually a perfect game thru 5

    • charlespoet

      Easy, don’t rush to judgement. The bottom could be further down.

  • Ivan

    Well look on the bright side guys, June is finish in a week. Yankees so far has had a tough month, but I do think July is gonna totally different month. As bad as this team looked, they can certainly look like the best team in baseball in a drop of a dime.

    And remember, outside of the sox, which team in the AL can honestly say is better than the yanks?

    • DGeezy

      i agree but we’re 5 games back right now, this losing streak & lack of hitting NEEDS to stop tonight.

  • Dela G

    well the game is over, the braves got the only run they needed

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

    God forbid we give up one run. The game is over.

  • Zach

    that was a horrendous pun by kay

  • Accent Shallow

    Medlen with a Melky-esque swing.

  • JP

    ARod, Melky, and IPK for Francouer, straight up.

    • charlespoet

      Nope.

    • BigBlueAL

      We might have to include Joba or Hughes.

  • kunaldo

    look…i know we’re supposed to be rational about this…and i really don’t want to be one of those whiny fans…anddd, i know in my mind that this is really a stint of bad luck/timing and we will go on a run in a little bit and everything should even out

    BUT WHAT THE HELL MAN!?!?!

    sorry

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

      Wow, that was weak.

      You want to be an irrational Yankee fan? BE ONE! Don’t couch your irrationality in self doubt and distancing yourself from other carzy fans.

      Then to make matters worse, you finish off with an APOLOGY?!? WTF?!?!

      BE IRRATIONAL! CALL FOR GIRARDI’S HEAD!! MAKE AN A-ROD TRADE PROPOSAL!!! GO FOR IT MAN!!!!!!!

      • kunaldo

        haha my bad…i don’t have the energy to even chuck my phone against the wall…this team is draining me

  • Professor Oak

    Francesa: Joba needs to be in the pen, Halladay doesn’t give runs in the 5th inning after throwing 4 scoreless innings…

  • Dela G

    that mcclouth foul made my heart stop

  • Accent Shallow

    Joba, how about you stop hanging breaking balls?

    • Drew

      first pitch of the inning was a hanger. I was surprised cisco called for it vs. Franco

  • Tank the Frank

    Sutcliffe is ripping Joba a new one on ESPN. This guy has a lot of nerve. One run over 4.2 IP, 3 K… and he’s talkingabout “wasted fastballs” that Joba throws and that he’s only going to go 5 innings b/c of these “wasted pitches.”

    I assume those pitches he’s talking about are called BALLS!! As in pitches out of the zone that EVERY PITCHER throws EVERY GAME!

    I’m losing my mind.

    • Zach

      yeah he finished 5 with 75 pitches so Sutcliffe can shut it

    • Greg

      Sutcliffe is an idiot. I would just put it on mute or you’ll get more of this and him talking about Cervelli’s energy and grit.

      • Jersey

        +1

    • Tank the Frank

      I’m serious. 5 IP, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K and Rick Sutcliffe is DRILLING Joba on his fastball command?!?!

    • Will (the other one)

      Nope, you’re just listening to Rick Sutcliffe. It happens, but at least it’ll apparently be over pretty soon.

    • charlespoet

      Sutcliffe is a tool. Average pitcher with a below average IQ. Perhaps he is a frequent poster at LoHud.

  • RunnerS122

    Would this be the last inning for Joba since he is past 70 pitches and he would be up to bat this inning?

    • Greg

      Only down 1-0, no. If somebody gets on base he will bunt.

  • Dela G

    JOBA LOOKS LIKE AN EFFING BEAST. I predicted 6 ks at the beg of this thread, looks like it will most likely be done

  • Accent Shallow

    Joba’s actually pitching pretty well. Not overpowering, but he looks pretty good.

    Of course, a jack to Franceour practically ruins everything. Couldn’t it have been Chipper or McCann?

  • Professor Oak

    Joba is to fire as Offense is to ice…

    • Dela G

      He and wang always get ZERO run support

      it really sucks

  • Professor Oak

    Prediction: Gardner breaks up the perfect game.

    • Jersey

      Nicely done.

    • Dela G

      i hope so

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

    What’s a baserunner?

  • Andrew

    Does everyone believe that it’s game over now?

  • Accent Shallow

    Perfect game done. Thanks Medlen.

  • Drew

    Adios PG

  • Professor Oak

    Cervelli c’mon baby!!!!!!!

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

    This the begining.

    GRIT!

  • Jersey

    Do yo’ thang Cisco

  • Andrew

    WTF!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Fuckin embarrassing.

  • ARX

    ……..

  • Zach

    you’ve got to be shitting me

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

    That’s the tipping point for me. I’m so angry right now.

  • Dela G

    GRIT EFFING GUTNER

    I LOVE THAT GUY

  • IvanS

    Gardner!!! Player of the GAME!!!!

    • IvanS

      Ok…maybe not. THAT was rock bottom….

      • Jersey

        LOL

  • Jersey

    Ooooooohhh shit

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice call, blue. Ugh.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    That was an awful call in real time.

  • Ivan

    Great now the umps wanna fuck the yanks.

  • Andrew

    what a bad call

    • whozat

      Umps are dicks on a power trip.

      “You were blatantly wrong, and that’s total bullshit”
      “yer outta here!”

      Awesome.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW what a horrible call. When it rains it pours….

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

    Wow what an awful call.

  • Dela G

    for a sec i thought they were taking joba out

  • GG

    Why is replay so arbitrary!!!!!!??!!

  • Andrew

    this team is pathetic to watch.

  • Dorian

    Fuck me

  • Jersey

    Punch him in the dick Joe! Punch him in the dick!

  • Professor Oak

    That was such a bad call by the ump, even Pete Abraham thinks so…

  • handtius

    what a dick call at first.

  • Dela G

    HE WAS EFFING SAFE BY A MILE

  • Drew

    Is there one good ump in the game? Seems like every fucking game there is a blown call. WTF do these guys get paid to do.

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

    YES!!!!!!

  • jr

    replay please

  • Evan NYC

    YESSSSSSSS!

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

    FRANKIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

  • J

    omg CERVELLI.

  • BigBlueAL

    Holy Shit!!!!!!

  • Zach

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!

  • YankeeScribe

    Jorge who?

  • Will (the other one)

    A TWO-RUN SHOT FOR CERVELLI!!!

    Oh, wait…

  • VO

    YESSSSSS!!!!! CISCO!

  • handtius

    fuck, we should have the lead.

  • Professor Oak

    CERVELLI MARRY ME!!!

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

      Rebecca?

      Is that you?

  • GG

    nice to know it should be 2-1

  • Accent Shallow

    Maybe whoever wanted Posada sat in favor of Cervelli was on to something.

    Wow.

  • Jersey

    CISCOOOOOOOOO

  • ARX

    thank. god.

  • JP

    I’m shorting Kevin Long.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Oh, that goddamn call…I know, Michael Kay’s stupid predetermined outcome fallacy, but can we get a freaking break? Seriously!!!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wow

  • Drew

    SISCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOONONONO!!!!!!

  • Jake H

    C is the man

  • ShawnT

    holly Shittt who thought that was gunna go out

  • Dorian

    FUUUUCCCCCKKKKKKK YYYYYYEYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS

  • donttradecano

    cough replay cough

  • Dela G

    CERVELLI!!!

    HOLY SHEET@@

  • Evan NYC

    Let’s go! Get some fucking offense going!

  • e mills

    see what happens when Girardi’s not managing….just saying…

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

    Hip hip…Frankie!

  • handtius

    time to blow it up! I got me some streaming vid and the yanks start hitting.

    I am the missing link.

  • Yankees_Universe

    I’d walked away for a minute..why did Joe got tossed?

    • Zach

      Gardner got picked off first on a horrible call

  • Hova

    Man, I hope someone goes and gets that ball back for Francisco. He’s so much fun to watch.

  • Ivan

    2-1 Yankees…….oh my bad.

  • Evan NYC

    Let’s Go Yankees! *clap* *clap* *clapclapclap*

  • Dela G

    THERE IS A GOD!

  • IvanS

    I’ll be Mr. Negative…we should be winning 2-1.

  • Professor Oak

    first career homer couldn’t come at a better time!

  • Justin

    Is anyone else watching the ESPN2 feed getting the sneaking suspicion that Rick Sutcliffe has a man crush on Cervelli?

    • whozat

      People always get this way about guys that are fringe-y.

      There was SO much Bubba Crosby love in the LoHud comments back in like…2005/2006.

  • Evan NYC

    Maybe Girardi should manage from the clubhouse from now on….

  • Professor Oak

    Teixeira please hit today!

  • charlespoet

    here is a question for anyone who knows. Welke clearly blew that call. What repercussions are there for him besides getting selected to do the All Star game or playoffs/WS

    • Drew

      Hate mail? heh

    • Tank the Frank

      That’s basically it. And I believe they do get graded and/or get weekly reports or something like that.

      • charlespoet

        figures. That is bullshit.

  • NYY626

    jetes ankle looking much better

  • Jamal G.

    Yankees are batting .750 with a HR after Girardi ejection. Joe Girardi = Genius.

    • Tank the Frank

      How in the world did you gather that stat?

    • e mills

      Jorge is also in the dugout…

  • Drew

    I want the bases chucked for Al.

    • Drew

      This is just what he needs to break out of his slump. He WILL come through.

  • RunnerS122

    Do you walk tex to get to a-rod even though it loads the bases?

    • YankeeScribe

      Yes because A-Rod is fatgued

  • Professor Oak

    Bad move by Tex taking the walk, AROD BETTER COME UP BIGGG HERE!!

    • handtius

      or what? he gets tarred and feathered by the new york “fans”

  • ARX

    Not like a GS is ever a bad thing….but this would be the PERFECT time fore a grand salami.

    • Zach

      ill take a walk or 2 run single

      • ARX

        I’m taking you to vegas.

  • Greg

    Look at Tex passing the baton to a .200 hitter. He looks a little too happy with that walk too. I expect Tex to be traded by the end of the week.

  • Jersey

    Let’s go big fella. Time to shine.

  • Andrew

    A-Rod is due in a big way, notwithstanding his injury

  • Evan NYC

    I’ll take a single but I feel an ARod grand slam to right center. He’s hit the ball hard there a few times already.

    • whozat

      Maybe. This AB has been terrible so far.

      • whozat

        NICE!!!!!!

      • Zach

        its not how you start, its how you fucking finish an AB

      • Evan NYC

        I’ll take it! I was right on the right center. 1/2 credit?

  • Ivan

    Hit a homer A-Rod.

  • jr

    comedy

  • Zach

    =)

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I THOUGHT HE WAS UNCLUTCH!!

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

    WAY TO FUCKING GO, ALEX! WOOOO!

  • ARX

    HELL FUCKING YES!!!!!

  • Drew

    KING KONG AINT GOT SHIT ON AL!!!!

  • Professor Oak

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jr

    about time

  • Tank the Frank

    I think I just got my period.

    • JP

      Biggest laugh of the day. Thank you sir!!!

  • Jamal G.

    AL-EX! AL-EX! AL-EX!

  • Dorian

    FUCK YEA BABY

  • putt

    YES AROD!!

  • YankeeScribe

    A-Rod is clutch on the road. At home he would have struck out

    • charlespoet

      He would have gotten a hit at home and then would have been boo’d for not hitting an HR.

  • charlespoet

    HOLY HELL!!!!!!

    I certainly hope that gets him going.

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

    I’m back, what did I miss?

    Oh. ALEX RODRIGUEZ IS GOOD AT BASEBALL.

    • handtius

      Jerk. only come around when we’re winning.

  • Jersey

    BOO YAA

  • Andrew

    still does not have good bat speed. but we have to take it.

    • Dorian

      Due to Mike’s decree, I will not chastise this comment.

  • Ivan

    THAT WHATS THE FUCK IM TALKING ABOUT A-ROD!!!!!!!!

  • handtius

    vindication

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    that was a very good hit.

  • charlespoet

    Actually he did not try to do too much there, which is a good sign.

  • Dela G

    HOLY SHIT WAY TO GO AROD!!!

    MONEY!!!

  • J

    we can all thank Gardy for gritting out that bad call from the ump. even the red sox can’t match that.

  • Ivan

    Thanks Tim Welke.

  • dre

    that was all Pena the motivator baby! he should be our manager! lol

  • Tank the Frank

    Did Cano just swing at 2 pitches waaaay out of the strikezone? I thought so. He’s really pissing me off.

    But I’ll take it. That’s the most offense I’ve seen from the Yankees all week. And Al gets the big hit to boot. I love it.

  • Hova

    I’m gonna give Pena some credit on that one. He was fired up! Alex looked back at him like “what’s wrong with this guy?”. Haha. Nice job Alex.

  • handtius

    Seriously. I find a stream and as soon as I start watching..runs abound. I am the chosen one.

  • Andrew

    Good hit by A-ROd but his bat speed is a little alarming.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    So why did Girardi get ejected? I missed it =/