They needed a game like this in the worst way.
We go this!
Phew, my nerves are shot. Especially with this being the last week of the season the Yankees under .500
Wait, we go like what??? The uncertainty is killing me. I need to pace around for a few minutes, please give me some time.
You need Flomax.
He needs a decrease in semen?
I knew my boy Ransom would do his thang.
Did the Yankees need this more than all of us fans?
The Yankee fanbase is probably way more uptight and neurotic than the actual Yankee team is.
I would certainly hope so. Can you imagine if the clubhouse had a tenor like this when they lose?
Or if the dugout had the tenor of a game thread when they’re down 2-0 in the 4th?
Imagine Girardi and other players calling Cash every minute telling him to trade Player X because he GIDP’ed and calling for DFA’s, trades, for our pen or offense.
Swisher: Don’t worry guys, we’re only down two, we can win this thing tonight.
Posada: Shut the $%&# up, you damn 4th outfielder!!!
I know, I’m visiting my parents…last night my father was practically psychotic while they were getting perfect gamed.
Is this lead Veras proof? OH WAIT!! Fuck yeah!
Andy needs to gut out a few more innings.
I thought the Yankees couldn’t score with 2 outs
Good thing we got our bats going heading into Citi…not many HRs
Garret Anderson seems like such an asshole for some reason
Because he’s always killed the Yankees?
thats probably why
That’ll do it.
after being shut out for 14 straight innings. The Yankees have now scored in 8 straight frames. Gotta love it.
Frenchy just picked that off his shoe tops…ugh.
that pitch was at his ankles
Yankees pitching is making Jeff Francoeur look like a competent MLB hitter.
Maybe they want the Sawx to trade for him so they’re trying to drive up his trade value?
1. Fuck, he drilled that; Swisher had no shot.
2. NBA guys, where’d Thabeet go?
Haha. I can’t wait for him to be a colossal disappointment. I hope he proves me wrong ’cause he’s a Husky and he’s a good guy and he needs the money for his family situation and all but he’s not a #2 overall player.
It’s a relatively weak draft.
When a team picks a player at #2 because of a necessity rather cuz you were arguebaly the best player in the draft, not good.
Great….another UConn player that can get swallowed up by the suckitude of Memphis. Well maybe they’ll move that team to Vegas or something and their vibe will change…
Meh, Memphis won’t have anything to do with him sucking, he woulda done that no matter where he went.
That is very true. He’s Justin Brown 2.0. For us UConn fans, that means for every good thing he does, he fucks up 3 times in exchange.
Worst thing for Thabeet was to be a top 10 pick. He needed to go to a good team and spend time learning how to play with limited minutes. He’s a role player. Backup center material…
Yep; he’s gonna get beat around by the big guys if he doesn’t add some muscle. After watching every one of his games for three years, I can tell you, the dude ain’t NBA ready.
Sure as hell ain’t Okafor, and Okafor has turned into a solid role player, but no star.
1 Blake Griffin F Los Angeles Clippers
2 Hasheem Thabeet C Memphis Grizzlies
3 James Harden G Oklahoma City Thunder
4 Tyreke Evans G Sacramento Kings.
5 Ricky Rubio G Minnesota Timberwolves (from Washington)[a]
6 Jonny Flynn G Minnesota Timberwolves
7 Stephen Curry G Golden State Warriors
8 Jordan Hill F New York Knicks
9 DeMar DeRozan G Toronto Raptors
10 Brandon Jennings G Milwaukee Bucks
11 Terrence Williams F New Jersey Nets
12 Gerald Henderson G Charlotte Bobcats
Hansbrough at #13!!!
Knicks fans FTW.. they were chanting OVER RATED OVER RATED
Also, though, the tall, overrated white guy goes to Indiana. It was either that or Utah. It’s fate.
Hard to believe the Wolves keep both Rubio and Flynn – one of them is getting traded. Dare we hope for David Lee for Rubio? A fool’s hope, to be sure, but….
Also, what does IETC mean?
They’re intent on playing them together.
Lee for Rubio wouldn’t be bad, since we’re not gonna keep Lee, but I’d love to get something better than that for him.
I’m all sorts of over Andy Pettitte.
Remember, he’s only here to soak up innings and be a 5th starter.
The good news is, thanks to Hughes wasting a few weeks in the bullpen, he’s in the mix to be a starter in the playoffs, so we might be able to make a 4 man rotation without Andy if he starts sucking. So, there’s that.
Knowing the yanks, they probably go with the “experience veteren” and Pettitte being a “long time yankee” and pick Pettitte over Hughes.
Nevertheless, If I was the opposing team, Id much rather face Pettitte than Hughes.
Shades of the 2007 ALDS. Hopefully the Yankees don’t make the same mistake again. (And hopefully Hughes doesn’t let them make the choice)
I have trouble conceiving of a universe in which this occurs, but here’s hoping. I’d imagine the starter in the ‘pen would be Joba/Hughes/Wang before Andy.
But let’s not count our chickens yet — still need to make the playoffs.
Oh, Joba’s going to be in the pen or not at all.
The race for the two non-CC/AJ spots in the 4 man playoff rotation was between Wang, Andy, and Hughes, IMO. Joba’s cap is too low for him to start in October.
All of you bashing Andy are WRONG! Andy has 7 wins this season, most on the team! This win will be his 8th. Where was AJ when he lost 2-1 to the Marlins? Where was Joba when we lost 3-2 to the Nationals? What about Sabathia when we lost 3-2 to the Bo Sox? Andy wins ballgames, period. I don’t care if a starter gives up 1 run or 5 runs as long as he WINS!!!!! Andy is a starting pitcha who knows how to win.
If only we had Alex Cora. We could go to a one-man rotation and go 162-0.
Toupee or not toupee?
we black people don’t do toupees
So, Andy, would you like to relax on sucking?
man andy is effing up this game and trying to give this back…
Nate McLouth showed bunt!?!? FIRE BOBBY COX!
who was the guy in here for days saying “do you really think the Red Sox are going to lose any to the Nationals?” Well, not looking so good bud!
smoltz must still be in because their bullpen is unhittableee
I think he said “A gritty and gutty team like the Red Sox would never lose to the lowly Nationals.”
who was the guy in here for days saying “do you really think the Red Sox are going to lose any to the Nationals Natinals?” Well, not looking so good bud!
Where’s Al Aceves??!
i cant believe they traded carter to orlando
Nevermind that: Bucher’s reporting Amare to the Warriors for Andris Beidrins, Marco Belinelli, and Brandon Wright.
wow that would be a steal.
Amare isn’t Tim Duncan.
Beidrins is signed for what 4-5 years, while Amare wants max contract, but its still a steal
1. Who wins that trade?
Surprise they couldn’t get Ranpolph from GS.
Phoenix wins that trade.
Brandan Wright is legit.
He’s coming back home to……wait for it…….Daytona Beach.
love the defense guys
This is incredible.
Andy and Wang suck.
PUT JOBBAH IN THE BULLPEN
Another one dropped? Ugh.
So, i was laid off today, i need a yankee Win pretty badly right now.
Sorry to hear that, Dan. Good luck with a job search.
Bummer – I think it’s going around today. It’s an all around sucky day, Yanks excepted.
I feel your pain man.
Cmon Yanks…win one for the Danny boy!
Sry to hear that. We’ll get this one, don’t worry.
Thanks fellas, nothing like a yankee win to cure the blues. i’ve got tickets to the game next thursday too, that oughta help!
Guys, it’s okay. Andy’s just pitching to the score. It’s what all the greats do.
Andy Pettitte = Jack Morris
Where is that guy who didn’t want the Yankees to score any more runs this game because they would use up all of their hits? Comebacks never happen, especially with Andy Pettitte on the mound.
Andy is sweating bullets. This is not good.
What’s Pettitte’s WHIP up to, 2.99999999?
Daniel Bard = shutdown! He throws 100! He’s the best reliever evah!
the heat bothers andy, new stadium bothers andy, what doesnt bother andy?
Well, to be fair, it was like 100 degrees here in Atlanta today, and it was humid to boot.
How hot was it last night for Joba? and not offense to Joba but hes not exactly in amazing shape
He complained in florida too, and thew 7IP 1ER 0BB 7K
Not as bad – though it was pretty hot then too. They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing.
ANDY PETTITTE IS A STARTING PITCHER!
HE HAS THE MOST WINS ON THE TEAM!!!!
Get. Him. Out. Of. There. Joe.
But not if he throws his curve like that first pitch again.
That works, too.
A little too late…
Joe’s has to give him as many chances as possible to the the W duh!
Life mag did a pictorial on the winningest post season pitchers and andy is there
Where would this game be if Phil Hughes started it?
Daniel Bard just got fustigated.
McCann wanted a GS there. ..
I swear to god, I’d love to be able to ask Francessa face to face, who he feels more confident in right now, as a starter – Joba or Pettitte.
Joba is a RELIEVER!
How do you let Pettitte pitch to McCann? Who cares about the matchup in a spot like this?
wow that was a Cano-like bases loaded AB
Cano would have gotten into a double play and took 2 outs with him.
I hate Kevin Youkilis.
Let Mo get a 16-out save and bat three times. I wanna see Mo at the plate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its crazy how much aceves looks like jim leyritz
95 through 3.2 innings? thats impressive.
I have absolutely no idea why Andy is still in this game.
WHAT THE Firetruck!
Boy, joy can go down hill quickly.
At least Hughes was wasted on Tuesday for 2 meaningless innings.
Hughesian effort circa 2008.
Are we watching the worst 7-3 pitcher in the majors, or just the luckiest?
He was terrible this inning, but the defense let him down too. He had a good outing last time out, but you can’t judge a pitcher based on wins. Joba got just his 4th last night and he’s way better than Andy.
His FIP coming into today was 4.60 w/an ERA of 4.46. But, FIP doesn’t take non-HR hits into consideration so that’s not too useful. tRA would be more helpful, and Andy had a tRA of 5.45 so, yeah, lucky.
Eeesh. Think Andy could use a DL stint? Or at least a start skipped?
No to the DL. Although he could easily be put on it. If you have a stomach ache that could warrant a 60 day stint.
Jober to tha pen! Fuck…
Those Geico commercials make me sad now that Michael has died.
He’s out of my life. He’s out of my life, and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I don’t know whether to live or die. And it cuts like a knife…..
Once again I will say, Phil Hughes is the 2nd or 3rd best pitcher on this team.
Phil has a 5.47 ERA with a 1.500 WHIP in games started. Let’s take it easy before naming him the saving grace of the starting rotation.
Sub 3.75 without the abomination in Baltimore. It is very obvious to me.
and take away his best start and it goes back over 5
As is Burnett’s if you take out his Boston game. As is Joba’s if you take out his Cleveland game. I can select only certain games for statistics as well.
No, that was Phil’s only bad start of the year. A.J. has had multiple awful outings as has Joba. Joba still has a problem with control while Phil hasn’t walked more than 1 since the Baltimore start.
Yeah, you’re right. Phil is much better than all of them. His career 5.22 ERA and 1.426 WHIP is what should be the gold standard for pitchers. That is also why Phil is in the starting rotation right now, because he has proven himself this year, oh wait…
That’s the funny thing with young pitchers, their career statistics aren’t necessarily reflective of how talented they are.
And the only reason Hughes is out of the rotation is due to the Yankees’ need to get Wang straightened out, not any fault of his own.
Pay attention to what he is doing right now. Pay attention to what he did in the Starting Rotation. Sometimes statistics aren’t everything. I am a big proponent of statistics, but right now my eyes tell me that Phil should be in the Rotation either over Wang, Joba, or Andy.
I’ll go out on a limb and agree with you.
I luv Hughes but currently
He’s 4th best starting pitcher.
Joba certainly has had the better results, but I can see the disillusion with Joba. So it goes. He’s done everything we could ask for as a 23 year old, and the fact that we’re disappointed with solid results is just a reflection of how awesome he was in 2007-2008.
He’s done everything we could ask for as a 23 year old, and the fact that we’re disappointed with solid results is just a reflection of how awesome he was in 2007-2008 freaking insane our expectations are.
Shut up, Tommie. Every 23 year old should mimic Tim Lincecum and be a finished, polished starting pitchuhhhh.
He’s no POORSELLLO
To be fair, he certainly fed into those insane expectations by showing ridiculous stuff and results in 2007-2008.
You watched the team last year, you saw how fantastic he was. Obviously, you have to temper your expectations with young pitchers, but he was fucking nails last year, and we’ve never seen him struggle. It wouldn’t have surprised me to see him turn into prime-Roger Clemens this year.
All that said, he’s been fine. Cannot complain about the results. The stuff has come and gone, which is a little worrisome, but I see little reason to not be anything but optimistic about his future.
What are you saying, that he should have been less good initially so that we’d be less prone to wildly overdemanding how good he should be now?
It’s his fault we’re acting irrationally, and not ours?
Agree with your first sentence, disagree with your second.
Clearly, his 2007 and 2008 results would influence expectations for his 2009 campaign.
Did I expect him to contend for the 2009 AL Cy Young? No. Would it have surprised me? Not in the slightest.
Let me modify that: not that he should have been less good, but if he had been less good, the expectations would (obviously) be lower. Look at the expectations for Hughes this year after his 2008 campaign.
This 4 innings has been lonnnng
I less than three Ace very very much
Terrible melt down by Petitte
dropped flyball by gardner and ball landing inbetween gardner-jeter didnt help either, but no andy didnt pick them up
Boy, this escalated quickly, didn’t it? It jumped up a notch!
I killed a guy with a trident
Who imagined, just two days ago, that we’d be thanking the offense at any time during this road trip?
Thank you, offense…..
Color me surprised.
That was a titanic, mammoth, monumental strikeout of McCann.
The draft is basically over now, right? Danny Ainge Jr. should be picked anytime now, I would guess.
donttradecano has gotta be heartbroken. Ty Lawson is dropping like a stone.
As he should.
So anyway, I wonder what the Knicks could get for Lee?
Plus, somebody drafted Holiday already?
He just went to Philliy. That’s a steal.
And, with that liner of Teixeira’s glove, a third ball this inning that was thiiiiiiiiiiiisclose to being an out lands fairly.
It’s the top of the 5th and Tex is already 0-for-3….. Has an o-for-7 ever happened in a 9-inning game?
0-for-4… with 16 outs left ……
make that 17….
This is why I teach English, not math…..
Hey, I wanna teach English! High five!
Another hit would be nice, Mr. Rodriguez.
Could someone get Josh Paul ejected for Staten Island? Score some runs you deadbeat college players.
I thought Jorge was batting fifth, not Cano…
The T-Wolves select a 3rd PG…
Eh, maybe they really are trading one of them for David Lee.
Between Rubio, Flynn, or Lawson, I’ll take Flynn.
Your that down on Rubio?
I would of taken Rubio myself.
Flynn >>>>>>> Rubio
Theres a rumor that curry is gonna be part of the amare trade.
How exactly is that gonna work?
Ah. Thanks for that blurb that contains no useful details, Alan Hahn. I guess I’ll have to just wait patiently.
Twolves took Rubio, Flynn, Lawson
Ty Lawson? WTF. Do they want to play with five point guards?
hes gonna get traded to denver.
Bucher said Lawson is going to Nuggets for a draft pick that the Bobcats owe the Nuggets
Saw that – wouldn’t put it past the Wolves to do something that retarded though.
They have 4 pt guards currently with Rubio, Flyn, Lawson and Telfair. Rubio is the best of the bunch obviously, and I assume the Wolves would use those pt guards as trading chips.
I just laughed a little when you said “Telfair”.
Why the fuck would the Wolves draft another pt guard. I know chances are they are trading one of them but still.
Never mind, Lawson was traded.
Javier Vazquez PH?
Tyler Clippard in for the Nats against Boston.
rocking some glasses
That is unfuckingacceptable, Aceves.
cmon Ace that Javy Vasquez the pitcher
It must be brutal for those kids to sit there and hear them get ripped by the “experts”. Why doesn’t ESPN bring Skip Bayless out to rip everyone. That would be interesting.
What do you want them to do? Just list their strengths and say they have the potentional to be the next Kobe, Duncan, Paul or Lebron?
No, there is no reason for all the players, on the best night of their life, have to hear everyone rip them and say how bad they are, and what a bad pick they are.
How thin skinned can they be? I’m sure probably everyone kissed their ass growing up and on AAU and college, but someone along the way had to question them, and they’re getting picked 2,3,4 or whatever for a reason.
Plus you’re getting what guranteed 15m? so who cares what bilas or van gundy says.
Skip “The Rip” Bayless.
Skip Bayless is a cock.
ugh its like we’re trying to give this game away
Javier Vazquez has always done one thing, give a lot of innings. He has 2270.2 innings in 11 seasons.
my fantasy leaves loves the Ks
my fantasy team loves the Ks
He’s the rare pitcher who underperforms his peripherals.
Andy Pettitte makes me mad.
Ace hella got squeezed 5 times on Gameday in the past 2 ABs
Jazz take Eric Maynor.
Nice, I was hoping he’d keep falling all the way to #29. Alas…
So who will be in the starting 5 of the Knicks?
Way too early to tell.
Since Sabathia is ok, will Hughes be able to pitch today?
Dammit, Nick. Stop swinging first pitch.
But, seriously, the 2B had him played very well.
OOOOOOH, I know who I want at #29 who will be there: Patty Mills.
It’s gonna be Stephen Strasburg.
He has mean cross over.
Knicks will select The Zohan.
I think the Yankees are trying to pad Mo’s stats by creating a save situation. That was the plan and why Girardi left Pettitte in so long.
Had some idiots voting in the text poll tonight i see.
Smoltz over Maddux? Seriously?
Screw his 4 consecutive Cy Young Awards, 18 gold gloves and 355 wins.
But was Maddox ever a Red Sox?
That’s the only thing that decides if you are a good player or not.
That’s why Babe Ruth is the greatest player ever and Lou Gehrig sucks donkey balls.
Incorrect. Babe Ruth was the greatest player before being traded to the Yankees. Then he started to suck donkey balls along side Lou Gehrig. Everyone knows that the Yankees have no grit and that obviously means they cannot play good baseball.
1927 Yankees: Bad team or worst team ever?
Terrible. Absolutely terrible. No grit factor whatsoever. But the absolute WORST team int he history of baseball would be the 1998 Yankees. Those Yankees will never learn grit because they only play for the money. Every Yankee ruins the good sport of baseball. The Red Sox are the saviors of baseball because they sacrifice their stats for one another, they don’t play for the money and they are just plain gritty.
He will go into the Hall of Fame in a Red Sox uniform.
Smoltz better than Maddux? Really? I mean it isn’t as egregious as Carl Pavano being better than Kevin Brown poll, but still.
No, I’d say that’s worse. Smoltz was great, too, and there could be an argument for it. Pavano over Brown is just….that’s inexcusable.
That is what I am saying. Who in their right mind would ever think there is any possible argument for Carl Pavano being better than Kevin Brown.
Oh oh oh I read the comment wrong. Sorry, dude.
Darren Collison at #21?!?!??!?!?!?
Kay, STFU. That impersonation of a manager was ridiculous.
Phil Hughes for the 7th?
Donnie. Take Patty Mills.
Dude, it’s gonna be Strasburg. Or Bryce Harper.
It’ll be awesome. An African-American kid named Patty Mills from St. Mary’s.
Blacks, Irish, and Italians will all love him.
Why the hell couldn’t Jeter field like this when he was in his hitting prime?
no focus!!! Too busy lookin at the rings
seriously, its jeters better position
Wouldn’t it be smart to let Hughes pitch either 7th or 8th.
I think the CC monster needs a shadow tomorrow, just in case.
If Matsui has any wheels he probably gets an infield single.
I thought the Knicks were going to take The Casspi. Oh well.
The Kings take Omri Casspi, and the Hebrew section of the WaMu Theater goes wild.
Jordan Farmar says “Shalom”
Bennet = fail.
My spelling of Bennett = fail as well.
2 months older than Hughes. How do I apply for a job in the pen?
throw 100 mph
Just fill out an application at the front office.
Tell them you have 3 plus pitches. Tell them you have worked as a starter your whole career. Tell them you have an innings limit.
You go to the farm system as a starter. Then after the majors everyone will want you as a reliever because every good Yankee fan knows that pitchers younger than 30 should go to the bullpen.
Nice AB by JD…cmon Tex get some more breathing room.
BJ Mullins is a pretty solid pick.
Yeah, at that low, you can afford to gamble. Maybe he pans out and you’ve hit the lotto.
Kenny..that running at will comment just cost you some points in my book.
Derek n Johnny iz on ur dyamond steelin ur basez
Make em pay for the disrespect Alex.
If A-Rod fails here he’s an unclutch, washed up poser who just pads his stats in the first few innings.
I can’t wait to hear the Oklahoma City announcers describe Rodrigue Beaubois feeding Thabo Sefolosha on the fast break.
Ah, DAMNIT, it’s a trade. Beaubois for Mullens.
My dreams are crushed.
buyers remorse that quickly?
I’m just disappointed. I was looking forward to hearing an Oklahoma accent butcher “Beaubois to Sefolosha” several hundred times a year.
“Mullens” is way too easy.
I love Derek’s renaissance as a base stealer.
Apparently, it was an overdose of Demerol (painkiller) that killed Michael Jackson. Had some health issues recently, skin cancer and heart problems.
Arod is back baby!!!
I thought A-Rod is unclutch!!!!!!
I’m enjoying A-Rod’s not being an automatic out anymore.
Alex Rodriguez is heating up.
League, you’ve been warned.
A-Rod is atrocious. DFA him.
Steep decline. So steep. I don’t know if you heard me, but I did over 1,000.
FUCK YES….THANK MO!
Gibson and Collison have been two of the worst picks tonight. Big reaches.
Blair still available.
Gibson had second rounder written all over him.
I wish A-Rod was more clutch
No Grand slam for A-Rod? He’s a bust and the most unclutch player of the Yankees. We should DFA him. He should have scored 5 runs somehow with each AB, anything less will be considered unclutch.
Not actually but there are plenty of crazy people out there who wouldn’t think that statement is outlandish
Oh yeah I know you’re joking around and yes unfortunately people will complain that he doesn’t score 5 runs with every AB.
Make em pay for the disrespect Swish!
What the hell are you doing with the first pitch swinging, Nick? Come on…
twice in one game Swish!
Yeah, I’m not happy with this.
If only Brett Gardner used his legs more…if he did, that 1-1 pitch is a double in the gap or down the line.
“Ride the hot hand” he said.
so is it safe to say A-rod is back? the coolest thing is the fact that A-rod called this himself, you know your good when you can declare your slump over. Btw did anyone read the pujols article n foxsports i thought they were being unfair to all the gehrigs, aarons, EVEN A-rod by calling pujols the greatest right handed hitter ever. any thoughts?
Dimaggio and Gehrig did it when not many HRs were hit and they had to hit it past death valley in YS
Gehrig was a lefty
Is Coke going to pitch every day?
with girardi its possible, there was a stretch when coke was the only trusted arm
He’s had 33 appearances with 30.1 IP prior to this, out of 71 Yankees games. It’s seemed like more than that, but it’s tough to assert he’s overworked with that line.
Wow, I would have thought it was more than that. Carry on
David Stern chant?
Man, we beat up the Braves pen for the sox, huh?
Joe open comments on the other thread!
Did Randolph and Mortimer buy the Timberwolves?
I don’t know about u guys, but I’ll fuck the shit out if Lisa Salters.
Eh, I’m good with Tony Douglas.
I liked Patty Mills more, but Douglas has a nice shot.
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