Game 72 Spillover Thread


They needed a game like this in the worst way.

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  1. John says:

    We go this!

  2. Drew says:

    I knew my boy Ransom would do his thang.

  3. Mattingly's Love Child says:

    Did the Yankees need this more than all of us fans?

  4. Drew says:

    Is this lead Veras proof? OH WAIT!! Fuck yeah!

  5. Accent Shallow says:

    Andy needs to gut out a few more innings.

  6. Stephen says:

    I thought the Yankees couldn’t score with 2 outs

  7. John says:

    Good thing we got our bats going heading into Citi…not many HRs

  8. Zach says:

    Garret Anderson seems like such an asshole for some reason

  9. Hi, I'm Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius says:

    after being shut out for 14 straight innings. The Yankees have now scored in 8 straight frames. Gotta love it.

  10. Mattingly's Love Child says:

    Frenchy just picked that off his shoe tops…ugh.

  11. Stephen says:

    that pitch was at his ankles

  12. Accent Shallow says:

    Yankees pitching is making Jeff Francoeur look like a competent MLB hitter.

    • Mattingly's Love Child says:

      Maybe they want the Sawx to trade for him so they’re trying to drive up his trade value?

  13. 1. Fuck, he drilled that; Swisher had no shot.
    2. NBA guys, where’d Thabeet go?

  14. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

      • Ivan says:

        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.

        • Accent Shallow says:

          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)

      • Accent Shallow says:

        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.

    • Mike F. says:

      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.

  15. Accent Shallow says:

    So, Andy, would you like to relax on sucking?

    Thanks bro.

  16. Dela G says:

    man andy is effing up this game and trying to give this back…

  17. Zach says:

    Nate McLouth showed bunt!?!? FIRE BOBBY COX!

  18. Accent Shallow says:

    Anyone warming?

  19. e mills says:

    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!

    • Zach says:

      smoltz must still be in because their bullpen is unhittableee

      • Damien says:

        I think he said “A gritty and gutty team like the Red Sox would never lose to the lowly Nationals.”

    • Mattingly's Love Child says:

      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!

      Fixed :)

  20. AJ says:

    Where’s Al Aceves??!

  21. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    i cant believe they traded carter to orlando

  22. Zach says:

    love the defense guys

  23. AJ says:


  24. BigBlueAL says:

    This is incredible.

  25. Tony says:

    Andy and Wang suck.


  26. SS says:

    Another one dropped? Ugh.

  27. Dan L says:

    So, i was laid off today, i need a yankee Win pretty badly right now.

  28. Guys, it’s okay. Andy’s just pitching to the score. It’s what all the greats do.

  29. Damien says:

    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.

  30. AJ says:

    Andy is sweating bullets. This is not good.

  31. Wolf Williams says:

    What’s Pettitte’s WHIP up to, 2.99999999?

  32. V says:

    Daniel Bard = shutdown! He throws 100! He’s the best reliever evah!

  33. Zach says:

    the heat bothers andy, new stadium bothers andy, what doesnt bother andy?

    • SS says:

      Well, to be fair, it was like 100 degrees here in Atlanta today, and it was humid to boot.

      • Zach says:

        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

        • SS says:

          Not as bad – though it was pretty hot then too. They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing.

  34. V says:


  35. Get. Him. Out. Of. There. Joe.

  36. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Life mag did a pictorial on the winningest post season pitchers and andy is there

  37. Dorian says:

    Where would this game be if Phil Hughes started it?

  38. AJ says:

    Daniel Bard just got fustigated.

  39. AJ says:

    McCann wanted a GS there. ..

  40. V says:

    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.

  41. Mike Axisa says:

    How do you let Pettitte pitch to McCann? Who cares about the matchup in a spot like this?

  42. Zach says:

    wow that was a Cano-like bases loaded AB

  43. AJ says:

    I hate Kevin Youkilis.

  44. Wolf Williams says:

    Let Mo get a 16-out save and bat three times. I wanna see Mo at the plate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. J.D. says:

    Its crazy how much aceves looks like jim leyritz

  46. Dan L says:

    95 through 3.2 innings? thats impressive.

  47. V says:

    I have absolutely no idea why Andy is still in this game.

  48. AJ says:

    WHAT THE Firetruck!

  49. charlespoet says:

    Boy, joy can go down hill quickly.

  50. BigBlueAL says:

    At least Hughes was wasted on Tuesday for 2 meaningless innings.

  51. yanke1313 says:

    Hughesian effort circa 2008.

  52. Wolf Williams says:

    Are we watching the worst 7-3 pitcher in the majors, or just the luckiest?

    • Damien says:

      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.

  53. Accent Shallow says:

    Eeesh. Think Andy could use a DL stint? Or at least a start skipped?

    • Jose says:

      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.

  54. Drew says:

    Jober to tha pen! Fuck…

  55. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Those Geico commercials make me sad now that Michael has died.

    • AJ says:


      • Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

        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…..

  56. Dorian says:

    Once again I will say, Phil Hughes is the 2nd or 3rd best pitcher on this team.

    • Zach says:


      • Dorian says:

        1) C.C
        2) Phil/A.J
        3) A.J/Phil
        4) Joba
        5) Andy

        • Jose says:

          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.

          • Dorian says:

            Sub 3.75 without the abomination in Baltimore. It is very obvious to me.

            • Zach says:

              and take away his best start and it goes back over 5

            • Jose says:

              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.

              • Dorian says:

                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.

                • Jose says:

                  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…

                • Accent Shallow says:

                  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.

                • Dorian says:

                  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.

    • yanke1313 says:

      I’ll go out on a limb and agree with you.

    • Ivan says:

      I luv Hughes but currently

      He’s 4th best starting pitcher.


      • Accent Shallow says:

        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.

          • Accent Shallow says:

            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?

              • Accent Shallow says:

                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.

                • Accent Shallow says:

                  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.

  57. GG says:

    This 4 innings has been lonnnng

  58. John says:

    I less than three Ace very very much

  59. NYQ says:

    Terrible melt down by Petitte

    • Zach says:

      dropped flyball by gardner and ball landing inbetween gardner-jeter didnt help either, but no andy didnt pick them up

  60. Boy, this escalated quickly, didn’t it? It jumped up a notch!

  61. Wolf Williams says:

    Who imagined, just two days ago, that we’d be thanking the offense at any time during this road trip?

    Thank you, offense…..

  62. That was a titanic, mammoth, monumental strikeout of McCann.

  63. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    The draft is basically over now, right? Danny Ainge Jr. should be picked anytime now, I would guess.

  64. And, with that liner of Teixeira’s glove, a third ball this inning that was thiiiiiiiiiiiisclose to being an out lands fairly.

  65. Wolf Williams says:

    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?

  66. Wolf Williams says:

    0-for-4… with 16 outs left ……

  67. Accent Shallow says:

    Another hit would be nice, Mr. Rodriguez.

  68. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Could someone get Josh Paul ejected for Staten Island? Score some runs you deadbeat college players.

  69. I thought Jorge was batting fifth, not Cano…


  70. The T-Wolves select a 3rd PG…

  71. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    Theres a rumor that curry is gonna be part of the amare trade.

  72. Zach says:

    Twolves took Rubio, Flynn, Lawson

  73. SS says:

    Ty Lawson? WTF. Do they want to play with five point guards?

  74. Ivan says:

    Why the fuck would the Wolves draft another pt guard. I know chances are they are trading one of them but still.

  75. Never mind, Lawson was traded.

  76. Zach says:

    Javier Vazquez PH?

  77. Zach says:

    Tyler Clippard in for the Nats against Boston.
    rocking some glasses

  78. That is unfuckingacceptable, Aceves.

  79. John says:

    cmon Ace that Javy Vasquez the pitcher

  80. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    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.

    • Zach says:

      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?

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

        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.

        • Zach says:

          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.

    • Ivan says:

      Skip “The Rip” Bayless.

    • Skip Bayless is a cock.

  81. DGeezy says:

    ugh its like we’re trying to give this game away

  82. Jose says:

    Javier Vazquez has always done one thing, give a lot of innings. He has 2270.2 innings in 11 seasons.

  83. Drew says:

    Andy Pettitte makes me mad.

  84. John says:

    Ace hella got squeezed 5 times on Gameday in the past 2 ABs

  85. Jazz take Eric Maynor.

    Nice, I was hoping he’d keep falling all the way to #29. Alas…

  86. yankees=warriors says:

    Since Sabathia is ok, will Hughes be able to pitch today?

  87. Dammit, Nick. Stop swinging first pitch.

    But, seriously, the 2B had him played very well.

  88. OOOOOOH, I know who I want at #29 who will be there: Patty Mills.

  89. charlespoet says:

    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.

  90. John says:

    5 pitches

  91. BigBlueAL says:

    Had some idiots voting in the text poll tonight i see.

  92. Smoltz over Maddux? Seriously?

    • John says:

      red sox>>>>>>>>>>>>all

    • Jose says:

      Screw his 4 consecutive Cy Young Awards, 18 gold gloves and 355 wins.

      • Zach says:

        But was Maddox ever a Red Sox?

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          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.

            • JobaWockeeZ says:

              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.

              • Jose says:

                1927 Yankees: Bad team or worst team ever?

                • JobaWockeeZ says:

                  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.

        • Jose says:

          He will go into the Hall of Fame in a Red Sox uniform.

  93. Jose says:

    Smoltz better than Maddux? Really? I mean it isn’t as egregious as Carl Pavano being better than Kevin Brown poll, but still.

  94. Darren Collison at #21?!?!??!?!?!?

    MULTIPLE INTERROBANGS?!?!??!?!??!?!?!??!?!

  95. Drew says:

    Kay, STFU. That impersonation of a manager was ridiculous.

  96. Dorian says:

    Phil Hughes for the 7th?

  97. Dorian says:

    Donnie. Take Patty Mills.

  98. Why the hell couldn’t Jeter field like this when he was in his hitting prime?

  99. Ivan says:

    Wouldn’t it be smart to let Hughes pitch either 7th or 8th.

  100. Jake H says:

    If Matsui has any wheels he probably gets an infield single.

  101. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    I thought the Knicks were going to take The Casspi. Oh well.

  102. The Kings take Omri Casspi, and the Hebrew section of the WaMu Theater goes wild.

    aaaaaaaaaaw… JEWWWWWWWWWWWWWS!!!!!


  103. Drew says:

    2 months older than Hughes. How do I apply for a job in the pen?

  104. John says:

    Nice AB by JD…cmon Tex get some more breathing room.

  105. Ivan says:

    BJ Mullins is a pretty solid pick.

  106. Kenny..that running at will comment just cost you some points in my book.

  107. Derek n Johnny iz on ur dyamond steelin ur basez

  108. John says:

    Make em pay for the disrespect Alex.

  109. Damien says:

    If A-Rod fails here he’s an unclutch, washed up poser who just pads his stats in the first few innings.

  110. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:


  111. I can’t wait to hear the Oklahoma City announcers describe Rodrigue Beaubois feeding Thabo Sefolosha on the fast break.

  112. Accent Shallow says:

    I love Derek’s renaissance as a base stealer.

  113. The Artist says:


    Apparently, it was an overdose of Demerol (painkiller) that killed Michael Jackson. Had some health issues recently, skin cancer and heart problems.

  114. BigBlueAL says:

    Arod is back baby!!!

  115. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I thought A-Rod is unclutch!!!!!!

  116. Accent Shallow says:

    I’m enjoying A-Rod’s not being an automatic out anymore.

  117. Alex Rodriguez is heating up.

    League, you’ve been warned.

  118. Damien says:

    A-Rod is atrocious. DFA him.

  119. Mike Axisa says:

    Steep decline. So steep. I don’t know if you heard me, but I did over 1,000.

  120. John says:


  121. yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    arod clutch

  122. Gibson and Collison have been two of the worst picks tonight. Big reaches.

  123. Stephen says:

    I wish A-Rod was more clutch

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      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.

      • Stephen says:

        i agree.
        Not actually but there are plenty of crazy people out there who wouldn’t think that statement is outlandish

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          Oh yeah I know you’re joking around and yes unfortunately people will complain that he doesn’t score 5 runs with every AB.

  124. John says:

    Make em pay for the disrespect Swish!

  125. What the hell are you doing with the first pitch swinging, Nick? Come on…

  126. John says:

    twice in one game Swish!

  127. 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.

  128. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    “Ride the hot hand” he said.

  129. Yankees Brawl says:

    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?

  130. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Is Coke going to pitch every day?

    • chriskeo says:

      with girardi its possible, there was a stretch when coke was the only trusted arm

    • Accent Shallow says:

      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.

  131. Zach says:

    David Stern chant?

  132. whozat says:

    Man, we beat up the Braves pen for the sox, huh?

    Joe open comments on the other thread!

  133. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Did Randolph and Mortimer buy the Timberwolves?

  134. Ivan says:

    I don’t know about u guys, but I’ll fuck the shit out if Lisa Salters.

  135. Eh, I’m good with Tony Douglas.

    I liked Patty Mills more, but Douglas has a nice shot.